Author Interviews: Paul Levine and Bum Rap

Paul Levine, a crime novel writer. He is the author of the newly published Bum Rap featuring Jake Lassiter, a former professional football player turned Miami trial lawyer.  He’s defending a fellow lawyer on murder charges….and falling for his client’s girlfriend in the process.  It’s my 19th novel.  You can read more on my Website. Do […]

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Author Interviews: Jennifer Wells and Fluency

Jennifer Wells, an Indie/hybrid author of science fiction with a specific focus on character-driven space opera. To my utter joy and astonishment, my debut, Fluency, became a best seller shortly after its release in June of 2014. It’s currently in translation with Heyne (a branch of Random House) to be released in Germany in early […]

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Author Interviews: Alex Lukeman and White Jade

Alex Lukeman lives in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California and author of thrillers about a covert counterterrorism. I’m lucky enough to write for a living, but it wasn’t always like that. I’ve led a varied life that’s taken me around the world and to many places, some of them pretty dark, some of them filled with […]

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Author interview with writer Lene Fogelberg

I’m Lene Fogelberg, Swedish writer and expat living in Indonesia, and I’ve written the memoir Beautiful Affliction, that will be released September 15, 2015 in bookstores throughout North America. It is already available for pre-order on online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookDepository.com etc. Apart from your to be published memoir you’ve also […]

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Author interview with Robin Bower

Robin Bower, editor and publishing professional in the areas of business, education and trade in books and magazines. I live in my hometown of Perth on the west coast of Australia now but managed to escape and live in other places of the world. I’ve lived in Melbourne, Hong Kong and London working as an […]

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Why you should work with an editor before pitching an agent

Guest post by Katie McCoach Sending your manuscript out to agents and editors for possible representation and publication is exciting, but mostly terrifying. You hope that your query will make a good enough impression and that an agent will be intrigued and request the full manuscript! How do you guarantee yourself the best chance of […]

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Author interview with PP Wong

British born Chinese writer, PP Wong, loves trying unusual foods, collecting monkeys and being an anthropological fly-on-the-wall. In this interview she gives some advice to writers, and talks about her writing process and latest book, The Life of a Banana. When did you start writing seriously? About three years ago. After completing my Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism […]

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Author interview with Beverley Golden

Beverley Golden’s style blends observation, personal experience, and research, to stimulate ideas and inspire conversations on current topical lifestyle issues. As a complacency shaker, peacenik and self-professed guinea pig, she loves to continually test unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health care, storytelling and creativity as a path to world peace. Her writing […]

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An interview with crime author Pauline Rowson

Author Interviews Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson, introduce yourself, your books and your writing style to our readers Adventure, mystery and heroes have always fascinated and thrilled me. That and my love of the sea has led me to creating a range of marine mystery crime novels and thrillers set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea on the South […]

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Interview with Indie Author Ricky Baxter

Ricky Lee Baxter, introduce yourself, your writing style and books to our readers My name is Ricky Lee Baxter. I am a self-published author, born and raised in London, England. I am a fictional story writer, who enjoys worlds and characters vastly different from our own, yet with a solid theme, rooted in real world […]

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Author interview with Cara Brookins

Cara Brookins, first of all, tell our readers about yourself and your books I have dozens of hobbies and pretty much want to try every new thing I hear about. I’m a computer geek, built my own house, love working with concrete, quilting, gardening, and hula hooping with fire. This range of interests is reflected […]

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The benefits of author lectures and book signings

Writing, editing and getting a book published is a battle within itself, but what happens after that? Whether you go down the traditional publishing route or self-publish, the promotion of a book these days is widely left to the author. Events such as book signings and author lectures are seen as a great way to put […]

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Author interview with Stavros Halvatzis

Author Interview Stavros Halvatzis

Stavros Halvatzis, introduce yourself, your books and your writing style to our readers I’m a writer and teacher who is passionate about stories – novels, screenplays, you name it. If the story is good, I’m all over it. I’ve taught and studied writing while living in various countries, including South Africa, Greece, England, and of […]

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Author interview with Anne Leigh Parrish

I’m Anne Leigh Parrish, and I live in Seattle. I write literary fiction. For years, I wrote short stories, and brought out two story collections,  (Press 53, 2011) and  – a linked collection (She Writes Press, 2013). Last October my debut novel,  was published by She Writes Press. In terms of style, I’ve been working […]

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Author interview with Greg Barron

Greg Barron Author

My name is Greg Barron, I’ve got three novels and a short story out with HarperCollins. All my published works are international thrillers based on recent events. I’m an ordinary guy in my forties who likes to travel and find out about things. I’m a news junkie and enjoy outdoor pursuits such as boating and […]

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Why a quality book cover design is so important

Guest post by Ida Jansson, Amygdala Design Why should you invest in a professionally designed book cover? I love to read, and I’m constantly on the lookout for new and exciting books – particularly those in the dystopian genre! And I find it particularly satisfying to discover books by high quality self-publishing authors. But how do I […]

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Author Interviews: Joshua Isard and Conquistador of the Useless

Joshua Isard introduce yourself to our readers I’m originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and despite three attempts to leave, that is where I’ve settled. I’m a novelist, short story writer, and professor. My first novel, , was published in 2013 by Cinco Puntos Press, and I’ve had short work in journals such as StoryChord, […]

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Author interview with Roger Smith

Roger Smith Author Interviews

Roger Smith’s thrillers , Sacrifices, Capture, Dust Devils, Wake Up Dead, & are published in eight languages and two are in development as movies. He also writes horror under the alias Max Wilde. When did you first start writing and how did you go about starting your first novel? I wrote my first (very short) crime novel […]

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Author Interview with Bea Davenport

Bea Davenport is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist – she started off working for a freelance agency then moved on to local newspapers. She then spent 17 years with BBC North, covering Northumberland, which was a brilliant job. Now, she teaches creative writing to pay the bills. She lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the last town […]

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Pitching your manuscript – 5 Things you need to know

5 Things you need to know about pitching your manuscript

You’ve managed to finally finish your story. Over months, even years, you’ve poured your heart and soul into it. Foregone normal human interaction in favour to that of your characters. Edited, rewritten and edited some more. Now you’ve decided to submit your pride and joy to a publisher or agent. But how do you get […]

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Author Interview with Robyn Roze

Robyn Roze Author Interviews

Robyn Roze lives amongst the cornfields of the Midwest and telecommutes as an accountant. Her passion is writing romantic women’s fiction with enough steam to fog a kindle screen. Her latest book  is a romantic novel filled with suspense and thriller elements. Firstly, can you tell us a little bit about your books? I write […]

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Author interview with Jo Gatford

Jo Gatford is a writer from Brighton. Her novel was published by Legend Press and the winner of the 2013 Luke Bitmead Bursary. It was also longlisted for the 2013 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize. Jo has worked a myriad of jobs at one time or another including a till-monkey in a bookshop, a circus performer, baby massage teacher […]

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