Tag: writers

Interview: L. A. Jacob, author of Grimaulkin

The first question I'd like to ask is about the book in general. If I remember correctly, Grimaulkin is written for Young Adults? Yes, mostly in the high-school plus range. The main character is 18 years old. Did you find that focusing on that particular age range influenced the style of your writing? Oh, definitely. My first draft, the one I wrote when I wasn't paying attention to words, had a lot more detail and swear words than the final version did. Since the time period is in the year 2000, I didn't have to worry about modern lingo and...

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New Book Release: “Grimaulkin” by L. A. Jacob

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Grimaulkin by L. A. Jacob. Treading the straight and narrow is not natural to one who summons demons. Michael LeBonte is set free after five years in magic prison. All he has to do is stay on the straight and narrow path for the rest of his life. However, because he summoned demons to “take care of things,” it’s easier said than done. Now his plan is to make a new life for himself. His sister has welcomed him back, he’s met a cute guy, and he’s found a nice job...

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Interview: Leah RS Braun, author of Sex on Fire

This is probably one the most common question asked of authors: What made you decide to become an author? After working for 23+ years in the fitness/yoga/wellness industries, I had decided to write a book about creating a career in those areas. I had begun that project when Sex on Fire demanded to be written. You book is a very intense self-exploration of how trauma is begun and perpetuated over time. How did you step from recognition to writing? I had struggled a lot with elements of shame in my trauma experience, and it took me years of different therapy...

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New Book Release: “Sex on Fire: Finding Embodied Intimacy After Trauma” by Leah RS Braun

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Sex on Fire Finding Embodied Intimacy After Trauma by Leah RS Braun. How one woman overcomes her traumatic past to become a strong leader, a good parent, a healthy relationship partner, and an empowered woman, sexually and everywhere else. Leah is a typical woman in society today — A mom, a wife, a small business owner. She is also typical because she is a survivor of rape. That rape and other sexual trauma are now typical in our society is tragic. By telling her story, Leah shines light on our current...

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Interview: J Dark, author of Best Intentions

By your own admission, you say that you came late to the writing game. What prompted you to start and want to get published? I was having a rough go of it back in 2006 when, on a whim, I got into the online game City of Heroes. When I joined, this group called “Futura Force” that had these players, “Kill Favored”, and “Electroidium” that got me interested in posting short little stories on the forums. Then both of those players started talking about “National Novel Writing Month”, and how they were going to participate because they liked writing. I’d...

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New Book Release: “The Names of Heaven” by Flavia Idà

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of The Names of Heaven by Flavia Idà. One man. An extraordinary choice. In 1511 a Spanish ship en route from the island of Hispaniola sank off the coast of Yucatan near the town of Tulum. The survivors were captured by the Maya; these were the first white men ever to set foot on the mainland of the American continent, and the first white men the Maya had ever seen. Among the castaways was Gonzalo Guerrero, a sailor from Palos. After he was captured, he lived among the Maya as a slave...

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Interview: Lisa Jacob, author of Homecoming (A War Mage Story)

What inspired you to get into writing? I was always a voracious reader. I had been surrounded by books since childhood, and my mother was always a big reader. In junior high, I started reading “adult” authors like Stephen King and Sidney Sheldon, books my mom read. I finished The Shining and I thought to myself, I can write like this. So I started writing fan fiction for a few TV shows—this was way before fan fiction was a “thing.” My first original novel was written during the summer from 8th to 9th grade, and really improved my typing skills....

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Interview: Kimberley Wall, Promotions Manager

As a promotions manager, how would you describe your job? Essentially, my job is to familiarize myself with the work, collaborate with the Editor and Business Manager on appropriate genre classifications, brainstorm ideas for whom to contact, where to go, what to do to make the book visible on a larger scale, and then pursue opportunities from the office and encourage authors to pursue others on their end. Tell me about the role of Marketing & Promotions, specifically in the world of the small press. If you didn’t want people to read your book, you wouldn’t bother to publish it,...

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New Book Release: “Il ferro e il telaio” by Flavia Idà

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Il ferro e il telaio (The Iron and The Loom) by Flavia Idà. How many times, she wondered, had she woven together cloth that his sword had then torn apart along with the flesh underneath? The year is 1136, the place Tropèa, a walled sea town in Southern Italy during the Norman domination. Kallyna d’Àrgira, a master of the arts of the loom who can turn the world into silk thread, is pledged in marriage by her father to Raimo Trani, a man she hates. After a sudden tragedy leaves her...

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