Sunday, February 17, 2019

Julie & Cynthia "2 Blondes Media Management" An Interview with Julie & Cynthia by Jason E. Foss

     
                                                                                  JULIE & CYNTHIA
                 
                                                                  (2 BLONDES MEDIA MANAGEMENT)

                     "Great Authors have the ability to create a story that connects with us from the beginning of a book to its very end.  Lets not forget about the talented and creative blondes that have a lot of their backs.  There is so much work that comes along with being an Indie Author.  Any one that thinks there is a magic wand that you aim at your goal and poof your successful is hugely mistaken.  There is work, work, and more work.  And after that repeat.  That's when Julie & Cynthia, the creators of '2 Blondes Management' comes in to lighten the load.  They let us know what motivated them."

                                                                                                                Jason E. Foss


Jason:                                        "What motivated you to create "2 Blondes Media Management"?"


J & C:

                                                   "We were helping our husband and father,  Author Michael Allen Scott with his social media presence.  We discovered that other Indie Authors can use our services.   Social Media can take up a lot of time, which is time away from writing, what they do best.


Jason:                                          "You both look like you're having fun working together.  What is your favorite thing about being able to help so many people take their business to the next level?"


J&C:

                                                     "Yes, we do have a lot of fun!  We're a mother and daughter team that work really well together.  Two blondes are way better than one!!  Also, we love to see Indie Authors flourishing and prospering.  We're constantly looking for ways to help them sell more books.


Jason:                                          "For your fans,  clients, and people that would like to know more about you two, briefly describe what you both do for your clients."


J&C:

                                                    "We're a boutique firm that specializes in personalized services for indie Authors.   We provide a wide range of services from e-mail account management to  Twitter and Facebook account management.   It all depends on what their individual needs are.


Jason:                                         "What was that moment while working together where the two of you looked at eachother and realized that your business was not only working but it was helping a lot of people.


J&C:

                                                   "Great feedback from our clients are always fulfilling.  We keep statistics on our various activities and love to see our stats going up.


Jason:                                        "For those that would love to work with you what is the best way to contact you and pay for your services?


J&C:

                                                  "You can always email Julie at Julie@2blondesmedia.com.  We can answer your questions and decide if our service is right for you.  Our website is  2blondesmedia.com.  We're in the process of getting it updated, but it can give you some basic information about some of the services that we have.

                                                                                          CLOSING

                       "Julie & Cynthia were motivated while helping their husband and father, Author Michael Allen Scott.  After all their help was proven successful they realized that they had a talent for helping Indie Authors to keep their energy and time focused on writing.  While their Author clients see the difference writing is without the business side lurking in the back of their mind these 2 blondes keep them organized and up to date with everything else their services provide.  What a great feeling to be working on chapters and meeting the deadlines you set for yourself knowing all of your emails are answered and up to date.  If you are an Indie Author and you sometimes feel overwhelmed managing your emails and your response time on Social Media.  If find yourself gettjng backed up and possibly missing out on opportunities this need not be the case.  Email Julie at Julie@2blondesmedia.com or click on the link to their website above and find out if '2 Blondes Media Management' services is right for you.  If you are a fit, rest assured they are going to give you 100% of their efforts as they did for their family when they first started!


                     .                                                                     Jason E. Foss
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Melisa Quigley. An Interview with Melisa Quigley by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                  MELISA QUIGLEY

                               "Great Authors always had a way of creating great stories and bringing their ideas to life.  Before their first Novel they already possess these unique qualities that stand out.  Their love of writing was always there months many times even years before we get the opportunity to read their work.  Melisa Quigley are one of these talented Writers that has those unique qualities.  She has a great website where she is helping others improve their poetry, short stories, and writing skills.  Everything about her site is based on helping others.  She let us know if anything motivates her to write."

                                                                                                 Jason E. Foss


Jason:                                "What motivates you to write?"


Melisa:

                                            "Nothing motivates me to write though once I start something I like to see it through to completion. When I turned 12, I received a diary for Christmas and I’ve been writing in one ever since. I think reading and writing go hand-in-hand and love pen on paper and like all forms of writing."


Jason:                                  "What poem of yours is your favorite and why?"


Melisa:

                                              "I don’t have a favourite poem. I love reading Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath’s poems because they are filled with anguish and turmoil of the human spirit."


Jason:                                  "What advice would you give someone that has Big dreams and wants to be successful?"


Melisa:

                                              "Writing isn’t easy. If anyone says it is don’t believe them. Don’t be in a hurry to publish or let anyone pressure you. Put your manuscript away for three months and then read it again before sending it anywhere or self-publishing. To gain exposure, write a poem, flash fiction, or short story and send your work out to be published in anthologies. I send my work out and have had more rejections than acceptances. Writing isn’t for the faint hearted. You will be rejected as well as accepted but hang in there and never give up. Joining a writing group is invaluable because people will give you feedback about your writing and pick up points that you may not have realized."


Jason:                                   "Are you working on a book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Melisa:

                                              "I’m currently working on my debut novel. It’s about a homosexual boy whose friend disappears and comes back eleven years later. You’ll have to buy the book to find out more about the story when it’s published."


Jason:                                    "For those that would love to read your work what is the easiest way to support your written works and writing talents?"


Melisa:

                                               "I think the best way to support any author’s written work or writing talent is to buy their book and write an honest review."

                                                   Link :    https://melisaquigley.wordpress.com


                                                                                         CLOSING

                                 "Nothing motivates Melisa Quigley to write.  However once she starts writing something she likes to see it through completion.  I appreciate Melisa for her honest answer that nothing motivates her to write.  It opens our mind with the fact that although motivation is very important in a lot of things that we accomplish it is not always the reason behind it.  She has been writing since she was 12 and her Passion for writing has been growing ever since.  It's very exciting to see someone that has made writing a part of her life for so many years finishing up her debut novel.  She has a quality website that is very informative and centers around helping others perfect their craft.  Look out for the future release date of her debut Novel.  In the meantime make sure to check in monthly by clicking the link above to her website.


                                                                                           Jason E. Foss
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Elizabeth A. Lance "The Valentine" An Interview with Elizabeth A. Lance by Jason E. Foss


                                                                               ELIZABETH LANCE

                          "Great Authors don't just have a vision for the books they plan on writing.  They see it through up until the very last page.  Readers know that when they read that Author's books they are going to get their very best each time.  It doesn't matter the genre they not only come up with amazing book ideas they have the determination to complete them.  Readers that love a quality romance book wants to read a book from someone that understands romance.  Elizabeth A. Lance is one of those great Authors.  She let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                                   Jason E. Foss


Jason:                                    "What motivated you to write "The Valentine"?"


Elizabeth:

                                                "'The Valentine'  was originally going to be a Christmas story for an anthology,  but the anthology was canceled and so, I reworked the story turning it into a Valentine's romance. :)"


Jason:                                     "What characteristic of Madeline can you relate to the most and why?"


Elizabeth:

                                                  "I think Madeline is very similar to me when I was her age, she's got her head in the clouds and  wants to find that one person she is meant to be with and ended up meeting him in an unexpected manner. I was and still am a day dreamer, and a romantic."


Jason:                                       "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "The Valentine"."


Elizabeth:

                                                   "The Valentine is a sweet Regency Romance. Its a love at first sight and fight to be together kind of story despite the odds, or in this case society and her father's displeasure."


Jason:                                         "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Elizabeth:

                                                     "I have a few plans for more Regency Sweet stories,  however I just published book 5 of my YA paranormal romance series, so I am taking a short break from writing.  I hope to get back to it by summer. 😁"


Jason:

                                                      "'The Valentine' is available on Amazon Kindle,  free on Kindle Unlimited,  and also in my Regency Collection Vol. 2 in both paperback and Kindle."

                                                      Amazon Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Valentine-Regency-Novella-ebook/dp/B079SMVZCL?tag=smarturlebook-20


                                                                             CLOSING

                             "This great book by Elizabeth A. Lance was originally supposed to be a Christmas story for an anthology but it was cancelled.  That motivated her to rework the story by turning it into a Valentine's Romance.  That is exactly what I like most about this great Author.  What a waste that would have been if she would have just allowed that cancellation to end everything.  Instead she breathed life into it and took it to another level.  This Author admits to being a day dreamer and a romantic. She thinks just like them and she knows what they want.  That's why whenever a Reader that wants to be swept off their feet with a good love story goes to Elizabeth A. Lance.  Click on the link above and buy "The Valentine"."


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
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Candra Baguley "Transmissions To Titan" An Interview with Candra Baguley by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                CANDRA BAGULEY

                                  "Great Authors have many qualities that make them successful.  One of the most important things they must have is the belief in their idea.  Sure, sometimes you can rely on talent alone and still create a book that may sell.  However when you believe in what you are writing.  When you think of your main characters morning, noon, and night until that book is complete.  In the end of all that hard work when that book is available it will show amazing results.  Candra Baguley is one of those great Authors.  She let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                                    Jason E. Foss


Jason:                                          "What motivated you to write " Transmissions to Titans"?"


Candra:

                                                    "A friend of mine passed away in 2017, giving me the idea of uploading memories and living forever as AI. I wrote this book because I felt like I’m not the only one who wishes for such things.


Jason:                                          "What character can you relate to the most and why?"


Candra:

                                                      "Wow, that’s a good question. I’d say the character I relate to the most is Leinani. She has these moments when she lets go and enjoys the moment. However, she is much smarter than me."


Jason:                                           "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "Transmissions To Titans".


Candra:

                                                       "Transmissions to Titan follows four people as they prepare to leave Earth and humanity behind to live for eternity as AI on Titan."


Jason:                                           "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Candra:    

                                                     " I’m writing Resist Titan - the sequel to T2T. This picks up where the first book left off."


Jason:                                         "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "Transmissions To Titans"?"


Candra:

                                                     "The easiest way to buy it would be to download it for free on Smashwords and those who like it can buy the print copy on Amazon."

                                                        Amazon Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Transmissions-Titan-Candra-Baguley-ebook/dp/B07GD3WJMN/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=Transmissions+to+Titan&qid=1550364698&s=gateway&sr=8-2


                                                                                       CLOSING

                          "Candra Baguley wrote a futuristic book that takes place in 2052.  My favorite thing about this great Author is the way she is already working on a sequel.  She can easily sit back and relax after all her hard work of creating a book that her Readers are pleased with.  However she is already making the next one.  When you read a book that you find yourself turning the pages when you reach the halfway point you are most likely invested in the story and the characters.  Near the last couple of chapters you're both excited that you found a great book but also wishing it wouldn't have to end.  Readers love knowing that the Author has another one in the works.  Her talent and work ethic are just some of the many reasons Candra Baguley is getting great reviews.  Click on the link above and buy "Transmissions To Titan"."


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Taralynn Moore "King Unveiled" An Interview with Taralynn Moore by Jason E. Foss


                                                                              TARALYNN MOORE

                                          "Great Authors started out as great writers.  At some point in their life they realized they had a talent and they were ready to take their writing to the next level.  They found that idea or that perfect story that they know the world would love!  It's always a great feeling when you catch one of them about to share their amazing talent with the world.  Their energy and their passion for writing resonates within them and their level of excitement for what they do is impossible to hide.  But then again why hide it.? Readers love to know how important they are to these amazing Writers.  Taralynn Moore is a talented Writer and she is ready to share it with the World!  Taralynn let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                              Jason E. Foss


Jason:                               "What motivated you to write "King Unveiled"?"


Taralynn:

                                           "I was inspired to start writing because I felt I’d lost a part of my creativity, that spark that lights you up inside. I was driven to finish the book by the loss of a friend. Her health was failing and she made me promise I wouldn’t give up. The story itself was inspired by a twist on the story of King David, and a play on the different levels of relationships within a coming of age story."


Jason:                                 "What characteristic of Bria can you relate to the most and why?


Taralynn:

                                              "Bria is a quiet storm. She wears her strength in less obvious ways and is still learning when and how to use it. I was very much like that growing up. It wasn’t a lack of ability. It was learning that my voice, even if soft, could be powerful."


Jason:                                    "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "King Unveiled".


Taralynn:

                                               "KING UNVEILED is about a girl, Bria, who finds out that her world is entirely different than she’s always known it to be. Beneath the title of her last name and family run corporation, KING, hides a mercenary army and medical research team she knew nothing about. Secret after family secret is uncovered all while she searches her heart for who she truly loves, her long time boyfriend, Jon, or new crush, David. It has elements of music, sweeping descriptions, heated actions scenes, and quiet romantic moments."


Jason:                                      "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Taralynn:

                                                  "I’m currently working on the next book of the series called KING ABDICATION, two standalone books, and a Christmas collection of short stories."


Jason:                                        "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "King Unveiled"?"


Taralynn:

                                                    "KING UNVEILED will be released for pre-order on 4/9 and released in full on 5/14. I’m super excited about the cover reveal on 4/2 and all the release blitz fun that’s planned!"


                                                                                          CLOSING

                                "Taralynn was motivated when she started feeling like she lost a part of her creativity.  As she brilliantly put it 'that spark that lights you up inside'.  Also, it was very important for her to finish her book becaise of her promise to her Friend.  What I like most about Taralynn is her level of excitement for her book cover reveal, her book being available for pre-order in April, and it being fully released in May.  Her reaction is a great indication of the time, energy, and dedication she put into this book!  4/9/19 search on Amazon for Taralynn Moore and pre-order "King Unveiled".


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
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Elizabeth Spradberry "Don't Be Decieved By The French" An Interview with Elizabeth Spradberry by Jason E. Foss


                                                                       ELIZABETH SPRADBERRY

                                        "Great Authors have this unique ability to create new ideas.  For every need of Readers everywhere there is an Author there to fill in any void.  Traveling is a fun way to learn about different countries and languages.  Whenever someone is asked where would you like to visit someday I always hear similar answers.  Sometimes it's Bermuda, Jamaica, the Bahamas, or any other beautiful Island.
Other times I hear a lot of people say Italy or France.  That's when this Great Author comes into mind.  Elizabeth Spradberry knows how to have fun with her Readers and she writes in a way that is both entertaining and helpful to anyone looking to travel or learn one of the top languages of love.  She let us know what motivates her."

                                                                                                 Jason E. Foss


Jason:                             "What motivated you to write "Don't Be Decieved By The French"?"


Elizabeth:

                                        "I like to write books about French people and French language."


Jason:                             "What is your favorite experience or moment so far as an Author?"


Elizabeth

                                        "Getting a few good reviews for my first book."


Jason:                            "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "Don't Be Decieved By The French"?"


Elizabeth:

                                       "Don't be deceived by the French" is a light-hearted 'tongue-in-cheek' book about the pitfalls of confusing words that sound in French like an English word but mean something different. In other words, how to avoid potentially embarrassing situations! It runs to 10 chapters.        


Jason:                             "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Elizabeth:

                                         "I am thinking of a book of English sayings that can be quite weird for a foreigner, and calling it "English for Johnny foreigner" This also will be tongue-in-cheek!"


Jason:                              "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "Don't Be Decieved By The French"?'


Elizabeth:

                                           "Copies can be bought on  including Kindle copies. Or soft-back copies can be bought from me for £3 (or dollar equivalent?) post-free.      

                                           Amazon Link:   https://www.amazon.com/Deceived-French-Elizabeth-Malet-Spradbery-ebook/dp/B00XCRF0XK/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=don%27t+be+deceived+by+the+french&qid=1550251074&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull     


                                                                                       CLOSING

                                  "Elizabeth Spradberry was motivated by her enjoyment to write about French people and the French language.  I really appreciate the fact that one of her favorite experiences as an Author is getting good reviews for her book.  That is proof that she took a lot of time in writing it and her Readers are very important to her.  So anyone looking to visit France or loves to travel should really read this book.  Even if you are just entertaining the idea, the knowledge that she has of this beautiful language and the way she helps you to avoid saying something that means something totally different or hearing something that means the complete opposite of what you think it does, this is the book for you!  Click on the link above and buy "Don't Be Decieved By The French"."


                                                                                           Jason E. Foss
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kirsten McKenzie "Painted" An Interview with Kirsten McKenzie by Jason E. Foss


                                                                            KIRSTEN MACKENZIE

                       "Great Authors know their stories best.  Some of them lived a part of it.  Add that with their creative imaginations and you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference.  Main characters are described to perfection in a way that you find yourself rooting for them as the pages are turned.  The story puts a blanket over the realities of the real world and the only thing that exists to you is the book in front of you.  While you are at work you can't wait till your lunch break so you can dive into another chapter.  That's the power of words put together in a great book.  Kirsten Mackenzie is one of those great Authors.  She let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                              Jason. E. Foss


Jason:                             "What motivated you to write Painted?"


Kirsten:

                                          "They say write what you know. Easy, I know antiques, I know old frames, and I know old homes filled with collections assembled over a lifetime. In the case of Painted, I began with a collection of old portraits and worked from there writing about an auction house cataloguing the deceased owner’s collection of art and antiquities, weaving in some of my own darkest fears."

                                            "Years ago, on a holiday in Egypt, I was woken in the night by a man appearing in my room. I first thought there was a fire and he’d come to wake me. Alas no, he was there to tell me how much I reminded him of his girlfriend. The stench of alcohol wafted from him but instead of screaming I pulled my sheets up higher and we spoke. He sat in the room talking for a while, before leaving. I was too paralysed with fear to do anything sensible at the time."

                                             "As horrifying as the experience was, writing a fictionalised version of it as part of the plot for Painted was cathartic, and the recurring nightmares I used to get have all but disappeared. Whether that particular passage in my book conveys the precise level of fear I was aiming for is for the reader to decide."


Jason:                                   "Which character can you relate to the most and why?"


Kirsten:

                                                 "I would say that I relate most to ‘Anita’, the lead protagonist in Painted. A young woman (I was once one too…), focussing on her career in art appraisal and antiques. After my father died suddenly, my brother and I quit our jobs to run the family antiques store. I’d always loved antiques, but working in the shop enhanced that passion, and I see that passion in ‘Anita’."


Jason:                                       "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe Painted."


Kirsten:

                                                    "Painted has been described as ‘Caravaggio meets Poltergeist’, and I couldn’t have described it better! It’s not a book filled with gore or extraneous violence, it’s more a gothic horror where the fear creeps up upon you, shadowing you in the hallways in the darkest part of night."

                                                      "It tells the story of Anita’s return to work after a terrifying personal experience, and what happens in the house full of art she’s sent to appraise. The lawyer for the dead artist didn’t bother giving Anita the instructions the artist left behind about how to handle the art. Instructions which were designed to keep her safe… safe from the art."


Jason:                                           "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Kirsten:

                                                        "I am halfway through my next thriller titled The Ruination of Art. Set in 1966 Florence, during their devastating floods, this novel also delves into the art world, and the tricky subject of forgeries and fraud. Although I’m already 60,000 words into it, I’m starting to feel a link to Painted coming through, so it will be interesting to see how that pans out!"

                                                         "And just to really keep me on my toes, I’ve started a YA time slip series - Ithaca Bound. It’s early days yet, only 20,000 words in. I have an excellent beta reading group on my Facebook page who are reading and commenting on each chapter as I produce it!"


Jason:                                              "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "Painted"?"


Kirsten:

 Painted is available across all digital platforms, and paperback copies can be ordered through any good independent bookshop. Your local library can also source it for you. Translated versions are available on Amazon in Italian, and in Brazilian Portuguese.


                                   Purchase links for Painted are here: https://books2read.com/Painted


                                     Links to my social media accounts: https://linktr.ee/kiwimrsmac


                                                                                        CLOSING

                             "Kirsten Mackenzie was motivated by the saying "write what you know" and she knows antiques very well.  Mix that with what happened to her in Egypt and you have something that will get pages turning at a steady pace.  What I admire most about Kirsten is to see how she transforms a horrible moment in her life into a book that would create a chilling and thrilling story for book lovers everywhere.  Her bravery back then and the way she didn't panic is not an easy task for anyone to endure.  Thankfully she is here and uses her creative talents to give us a book that will satisfy our love for an original horror story.  Click on the link above and buy "Painted".


                                                                                           Jason E. Foss
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hiba Azeem "I Love You" An Interview with Hiba Azeem by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                      HIBA AZEEM

                                  "Great Writers almost always have one thing in commom.  They write about something they truly believe in.  It doesn't matter when they realize they have a talent for expressing themselves in a creative way once they put their thoughts on paper that reality begins to unfold.  Sentence after sentence their emotions start to flow and the Readers feel its genuine nature.  Relatable.  Passionate words.  The ability to touch someone with words put together like a puzzle of thoughts.  Once their book is complete their book will be able to touch the world one person at a time.  Hiba Azeem is one of those great Writers.  She let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                                   Jason E. Foss


Jason:                         "What motivated you to write "I Love You"?


Hiba:

                                      "I love you was never written with intention and maybe that’s why it’s so special. I had written about half the poems here and there when I was feeling a lot. I was undiagnosed bipolar and I always felt I saw my world in high saturation and I wrote all the time. About a month before my diagnosis, I became incredibly depressed and out of that depression, I wrote enough poems that I realized I could compile them into a book. And so, I began writing even more as I got diagnosed and hospitalized. I worked on trying to get my random poems to fit a cohesive theme and once I felt I did that, I released my homemade little book of poems."


Jason:                         "Out of all the poems you wrote in your book which one means the most to you and why?"


Hiba:

                                     "I don’t think there’s a single poem that means more than others to me. They all are genuinely very very special to me in their own unique ways."


Jason:                          "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe your book "I Love You".


Hiba:
 
                                    "‘I love you’ is nothing but raw emotions. It’s a very real take on romance, self-love and mental health. It’s my truth and it’s my savior. I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t pour my heart and energy into this book when I did.


Jason:                          "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Hiba:

                                      "I am working on three other books actually! Two are poetry collections and one is a dialogue-heavy contemporary romance novel! I’m so so excited about these writing projects and I genuinely can’t wait to share them with everyone!"


Jason:                           "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "I Love You"?"

Hiba:

                                      "You can find my book in paperback on Amazon (https://t.co/hO1Wwp10WJ) or the ebook edition for free on smashwords! (https://t.co/BGm476OwvW)


                                                                                        CLOSING

                             "Hiba Azeem was motivated at a time when she had a lot of feelings.  At one point she was very depressed and over time she was able to write incredible poems and organize it in a way that would fit a cohesive theme.  Besides the great reviews her book is recieving my favorite thing about Hiba Azeem is the fact that she is working on three new projects and one of them is a novel!  Her passion for writing shows in this unique collection of poems and it will continue to be felt in the ones to come.  Click on the Amazon link above and buy "I Love You"."


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

K.E. Garvey "Dead Enemies" An Interview with K.E. Garvey by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                       K.E. GARVEY

                           "Great Authors always impress me.  Whether they prefer to write in a quiet setting or to music or with any noisy background the end results are always the same.  Great reviews and satisfied fans!  Wherever they like to write they put their game face on and there is no playing around.  They are not afraid of writing like any other Author because they are already different.  Unique in their own right and it's just them and their new book idea.  K.E. Garvey is one of those great Authors.  She let us know what motivates her."
                                                                         
                                                                                                      Jason E. Foss


Jason:                         "What motivated you to write "Dead Enemies"?


Kathy:

                                    "I have a strong motivation to write. Period. "Dead Enemies" was just the most persistent idea when it came time to start a new book."


Jason:                           "What characteristic of Sali's can you relate to the most and why?"


Kathy:

                                        "I suppose it is her ability to make any change necessary to put her pain behind her. I've personally looked evil in the eye and have come out the other side. It wasn't easy, but well worth the effort."


Jason:                              "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe "Dead Enemies".


Kathy:

                                         "I suppose the longline would read something like this: "How do you fight your enemies, when they're already dead?" I've taken the Amazon synopsis for a longer look: More than twenty years after she kills her abusive father, Sali Bloo has found happiness. A world-class runner, teacher, and recently engaged, her future looks bright until her sister is gunned down following a race. The course of her life changes when she is forced to revisit a dark past filled with lies and painful memories in order to ensure the gunman will never hurt anyone again."




Jason:                               "Are you working on another book and if so what can you tell us about it?"


Kathy:

                                          "There's something big going on, but I'm not at liberty to make any announcements just yet. I assure you, I'll be blasting it across cyberspace just as soon as I get the green light. As far as new books, my next work will be another in the suspense genre, "In Her Right Mind." I'm not ready to give too much away on this one, but it comes down to three women, one baby, kidnapping or abduction? And who will pay the price?"



Jason:                              "For those that want to read your book what is the easiest way to buy "Dead Enemies"?"


Kathy:

                                         "Any of my books can be purchased in either paperback or all digital formats from Amazon or any large book retailer.  Depending on the size of the retailer, they may or may not carry them on their physical shelves, but they are always available through their online store. You can find "Dead Enemies" at Amazon here"

                                                                    Link:   https://t.co/9iF2xYnVaj 


                                                                                         CLOSING

                                      "K.E. Garvey already has a strong motivation to write.  It's not just an idea, a dream, or a main character that inspires her.  It's writing itself that gets her to create amazing books.  When it comes to great Authors you don't just learn from their books.  You also learn from them as well.  My favorite quality of Kathy is her ability to make any necessary changes in her life to move forward and now she continues to impress us with her high quality books.  So learn from her and face what life has in store for you, make adjustments, and keep challenging yourself.  Her ability to stay self-motivated when it comes to her Passion for writing will ensure Readers that this new book will satisfy them and they will all get their money's worth.  Click on the link above and buy "Dead Enemies"."


                                                                                           Jason E. Foss
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Amy Maroney "The Girl From Oto" An Interview with Amy Maroney by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                 AMY MARONEY

                     "Great Authors prove that no matter how many times books are made they will never run out of ways to be more creative.  They keep their Readers happy and they do it time and time again.  Main characters are so detailed that by the 4th chapter they actually exist in the Readers mind.  Their imagination gets lost in this fine-tuned story in front of them.  As they get deep into the book they are so invested in the story that they don't want to get to the last page because that means the story is over.  Then something incredible happens.  A friend of theirs tells them the Author has two more books in the Series.  The Reader is beyond excited and begins to read once again at a steady pace with the reassurance that the story is not really over.  When the first book ends the new story will begin in Book 2 the Reader is in bliss.  Amy Maroney is one of these great Authors.  She let us know what motivated her."

                                                                                                      Jason E. Foss


Jason:                            "What motivated you to write The Girl from Oto?"


Amy:

                                        "I visited Oxford University several years ago and saw a 500-year-old painting of a mysterious woman, attributed to female portrait artist Caterina van Hemessen. Intrigued, I dug into history and learned that women have always been artists. Their work was often attributed to men or kept anonymous, but it exists. I decided to weave research and imagination together, bring one of those mysterious old portraits to life, and create a place in history for its maker. My goal with the Miramonde Series (The Girl from Oto is Book 1) is to write page-turners that shine a light on history’s silenced stories."


Jason:                              "For your fans and book lovers briefly describe The Girl from Oto."

                                         "The Girl from Oto tells the story of a Renaissance-era woman artist and an American scholar linked by a 500-year-old mystery. 1500: Born during a time wracked by war and plague, artist Mira grows up in a Pyrenees convent believing she is an orphan. When tragedy strikes, Mira learns the devastating truth about her own origins. But does she have the strength to face those who would destroy her? 2015: Centuries later, art scholar Zari unearths traces of a mysterious young woman named Mira in two 16th-century portraits. Obsessed, Zari tracks Mira through the great cities of Europe to the pilgrim’s route of Camino de Santiago—and is stunned by what she finds. Will her discovery be enough to bring Mira’s story to life?"


Jason:                               "You now have three books in this series – Book 1, The Girl from Oto; Book 2, Mira’s Way; and a prequel novella, The Promise. Why do you call it the Miramonde Series?"


Amy:

                                            "In the first chapter of The Girl from Oto, the heroine of the series is born into dangerous circumstances during the Renaissance era. Her mother names her Miramonde, ‘one who sees the world.’ Growing up, she becomes better known as ‘Mira’—a young woman driven to fulfill the promise of her name."


Jason:                                  "What characteristic of Mira’s can you relate to the most and why?"


Amy:

                                               "Mira’s very existence is precarious from the start, and she spends her early years navigating obstacles and heartbreak that would challenge even the most formidable spirit. I’ve had a much easier life than her, but I do share her curious nature, her strong creative drive, and the outrage she feels over injustices in the world."


Jason:                                      "What are you writing now?"


Amy:

                                                   "I’m about to hand off the final book in the Miramonde Series to my editor. Then I’ll be writing some fun spin-off stories about characters in the series who didn’t get enough time in the spotlight.

                            Check out my blog here:  HYPERLINK  https://www.amymaroney.com/

                                           https://www.amymaroney.com/, and connect with me on

                                                 HYPERLINK  https://twitter.com/wilaroney  twitter,

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                               HYPERLINK.      https://www.pinterest.com/amyloveshistory/  Pinterest and

                                  HYPERLINK.  https://www.facebook.com/amymaroneyauthor/ Facebook.

                               "You can purchase paperback and e-book versions of The Girl from Oto at"

                                                    HYPERLINK   https://amzn.to/2IwnGYI. Amazon,

                                  HYPERLINK  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-girl-from-oto.  Kobo,

                            HYPERLINK.  https://www.books2read.com/u/4ED9VA  iBooks, or Barnes and Noble.


                                                                                            CLOSING

                           "Amy was motivated by history and that women have always been artists.  Sometimes their work was anonymous.  Can you imagine how that must feel to create beautiful art and not be able to take credit for it just because you are a female?  Amy brilliantly writes three books to shine light on these silenced stories and she does so in creative fashion.  Each page locks the Reader in and page turner is an understatement.  My two favorite things about this great Author is the idea for her book is once again proof that creativity is alive and well.  My second favorite thing about Amy is she was able to successfully create two more books that have the same life, energy, and story that keeps you satisfied from beginning to the very end.  Click on the link above and buy "The Girl From Oto".

     
                                                                                           Jason E. Foss
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Elizmi "Magical" An Interview with Elizmi by Jason E. Foss


                                                                                            ELIZMI

                          "Girl slams the door of her bedroom and jumps on her bed.  She was in love with this guy and he is not turning out to be how she pictured him to be.  She is almost a B student and she is getting heat from her parents and she is about to scream!!  No one understands her.  Tough times and no place to turn she turns the radio on and cries herself to sleep.  Lazy on a Sunday she doesn't have it in her to get up so she becomes best friends with her snooze button.  And then it happens.  A song comes on from a female artist with a catchy beat.  She feels the lyrics are speaking to her and she is waiting to find out the name of the artist.  Thankfully the DJ mentions it and she starts to google her.  Just for fun she liked one of the artists outfits and went to the mall and used her money to buy that similar outfit.  She put the song on repeat when she got home and the more she listened to the song the more she didn't care about other people's opinion of her.  A week later she wore that outfit and the guy was complimenting her left and right.  She was happy but that day changed her.  Getting lost in that artist gave her a new confidence and she now feels like nothing can make or break her.  Music is powerful.  Elizmi is one of those great artists.  She let us know what motivates her."
 
                                                                                                       Jason E. Foss


Jason:              "What motivates you to keep making these great songs?"


Elizmi:

                         "My life motivates me. I use my experiences although I am still young I have been through a bit in my life. So I use these experiences to write my music. Also I am a great advocate for bullying and injustice, which also motivates me."


Jason:           "You have a powerful voice and you ride the beats so well it almost sounds like it's effortless.  Out of all the songs you ever wrote which one means the most to you and why?


Elizmi:

                       "I Think its Lazy, I wrote it when I was going through a lot in my life. I had just broken up with my first love whom I had lived with and " thought I was" going to spend the rest of my life with. I knew deep down he was a bad one, as my parents, "who get along with everyone" did not like him. He really f'd my head up! I was young and believed every word he said. He ended up making me feel bad about myself and that I was worthless. That song made me feel empowered again, to have a song out there actually telling the whole world what an a-hole he was, is so powerful, I still suffer with anxiety but it means a lot every time its played on the radio or on Spotify. I can have a little giggle to myself. As I gain in popularity, I am also telling the story, like I am now, of why I wrote it and who it's about and That is awesome."


Jason:              "You hava a look that easily stands out into a crowd and your own sound.  It's great to see your hard work pay off!  What is your favorite experience so far where you had to tale a step back and say to yourself, 'Wow, I made it!'"


Elizmi:

                           "Well, there are two if thats ok, the first I would say is being asked to come along and sing/rap at The Chip Shop in Brixton, London. I had really only just started to rap in my songs and I became friends with some really dope people on twitter. Anyway, I went there, and it was amazing, although its a small venue its very famous for HipHop, Ice T went there just two weeks after I was there. So yeah I stood back and was really pleased with myself.  the other time was when I started singing in the UK. I was picked to sing at a Beverly Knight concert, in Kent. I actually wrote my debut track to sing there. It was amazing and I got to meet Beverly, Lamar, and Kenny Thomas, which was amazing and brilliant. so I thought I had made it then... too but that was just the beginning."


Jason:                 "What advice would you give to someone that is inspired by your own career and would love to make their dreams come true?"


Elizmi:

                             "I would say, you have to live music, breath, eat and crap music... dedication and drive are the two words I would give them as advice. So if you think its easy, if you think you just have to sing a couple of songs and someone will come along and find you .... don't bother. It's a very hard career, full of expense and failures. I have done this, last year I had three girls who wanted to be in a girl group. I helped them, wrote songs for them and got them shows. But in the end they didn't realize how hard it was going to be. Rehearsing every day, going on line every day, writing.... the list is long. Even learning the business end. As an independent artist you have to look after your own legal stuff, if you don't know the business you are going to get ripped off. So I would say, it's a dedication my friend."


Jason:                 "For your fans and music lovers what is the easiest way for them to buy your music?"


Elizmi:

                             "I have my music on iTunes for sale I have other music for free on Soundcloud Elizmi-1.  but if you go to most good retailers you will find my tracks.

                             Link:   https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/elizmi-haze/1116086066


                                                                              CLOSING

                             "Elizmi is motivated by her own life experiences.  She has been through a lot in her young life and she uses that to make great music.  There is so much to like about this great artist.  Songs like "Bad influence" and "Tallest Hill" can easily be put on repeat.  Then you hear "Lazy", "Magical", and "Shine" and you suddenly realize this artist has a natural talent for creating hits.  One of my favorite things about Elizmi is how open she is about her life and what she's been through, the motivation behind writing "Lazy", and her advice to those chasing their dreams.  She is living proof that hard work pays off!  So take her advice.  If you have a dream go for it.  Not just Monday and a few more days here and there.  Everyday all day!  Eat, drink, and sleep it.  No excuses just action!  She lets us in on the dedication it takes to make it and she is very inspiring and I wish her continued success!  Click on the link above and buy Elizmi songs on iTunes!


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Jean Wiley "Her Passion Is Story" An Interview with Jean Wiley


                                                                                       JEAN WILEY

                   
                              "You don't have to have a book out to be a great Writer.  All you need is the Passion for it and a great idea that you truly believe in.  I love getting to know great Authors and finding out about what motivates them.  I also like getting to know the ones that are working on their book.  They have a passion for writing and they use it to make a difference just because.  One of these great Writers is Jean Wiley.  She is very talented and she touches a lot of lives and her hard work can sometimes get overlooked and stay under the radar.  So today she was happy enough to share with us her Passion and also give us a sneak peek at what she's been working on."

                                                                                                Jason E. Foss


Jason:                    "What's your Passion?"


Jean:

                               "My passion is story. It's that simple. Storytelling is powerful. People are reached more directly through their hearts than by logic and argument. Once when working on a strategic plan for a school district where I worked, I advocated for using the power of personal stories in our efforts to win hearts and minds of our clients. This was a specialized school district that offered tailored, low incidence services to a dozen other member public school districts, so we always needed their wholehearted support."


Jason:                    "If you had to choose just one quote that helped you achieve your goals what would it be?"


Jean:

                               "If I were to choose one quote it would have to be that wonderful poem by Langston Hughes, "Dreams." It helps me always remember that a life without pursuit of dreams is "a broken-winged bird."


Jason:                       "What is one goal you would love to achieve by the end of the year?"


Jean:

                                  "I have two specific goals I would like to achieve by the end of this year. One is to become represented by a literary agent who can shepherd me through the business of publishing. The second goal is to finish the first draft and begin editing my current work in progress novel."


Jason:                       "Are you working on a book and if so what can you share with us about it?"


Jean:
   
                                 "My work in progress is a contemporary YA realistic novel. There are serious mother/daughter issues leading to mom abandoning her daughter a mere week before high school graduation, with a grandfather she didn't know existed, on an Iowa farm. Abandoned by her mom, and a father who has never been in her life, Nora aches to know why everyone leaves her. Trying to find her place while building a fledgling relationship with Gramp, Nora unearths clues to the identity of her birth father. She must pursue this. Her summer becomes a road trip, traveling cross country, to find some of the answers she needs."


Jason:                         "For those that would love to keep up with your work what is the name of your blog?"


Jean:

                                     "I do try to blog occasionally as a way to explore my thoughts about many things of interest to me. Anything from writing, to gardening and cooking, to reflections on travels, or random thoughts about life and politics (politics being such a major part of the current American scene). My musings can be found here."

                                    Link:                   https://writenowjbw.wordpress.com


                                                                                     CLOSING

                                     "Jean Wiley's Passion is story.  The power of storytelling and how it can touch someone far better then logic.  What I like about Jean Wiley is she has an original book idea and she has a goal to achieve it and is taking action.  She encourages others to pursue their dreams.  We all have talent and a passion however life gets in the way and sometimes we don't have the time to figure out what it is we are passionate about.  Thankfully we are able to connect with Jean Wiley who reminds us that it is worth taking the time to figure out what your passions are.  Keep an eye out for this great Writer.  Click on the link above and check out her blog."


                                                                                          Jason E. Foss
                                                                                          Empowered-individuals.blogspot.com
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