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Apr 012014
 

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Stefania Mattana

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Today it’s a pleasure to welcome the charming and fun Stefania Mattana.

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Stefania Mattana

Italian born and raised, when she was a child she used to dream of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Then she grew up.

She felt in love with Agatha Christie’s crime stories when she was 8, and decided to become a writer like her. One of her very first books was The Young Creative Writer’s Manual by Bianca Pitzorno, which she usually took with her wherever she went – and Stefania has been in a lot of places.

When she’s not writing crime novels Stefania makes her contribution to support people in sports by looking for a blind runner to guide. She also have a blog where she talks about sports, advertising, pets, writing and anything else worthwhile.

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Mar 182014
 

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Olga Nunez Miret

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Today we welcome the talented, gracious and lovely author, Olga Nunez Miret. Her background as a Forensic Psychiatrist gives her writing authenticity and depth.

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Olga Nunez Miret

Olga is from Barcelona but has lived in the UK for over 20 years.

She is a doctor and her day job is as a Forensic Psychiatrist (not exactly like the profilers in the movies, or anything to do with CSI either), but she has also completed a degree in American Literature at the University of Sussex (including a year abroad at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts) and a PhD on the Films of David Mamet. She was also a teaching assistant whilst completing the PhD, mostly on Film courses.

Olga has loved reading and writing since she was a child. Due to the many distractions (studies and jobs) she has never fully dedicated herself to the business of writing, but after a minor health scare she decided that there is no time like now. Carpe diem!

Her main love is fiction; she has written in a variety of genres (crime, family saga, para-normal, science-fiction…) and she is currently working on a series for young adults.

Apart from reading and writing, she loves the cinema, the theater (modern, classic, musicals…), fitness classes (and more recently also yoga), walking, crochet, and owls.

Read on for more about Olga and her newest novel…

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Mar 142014
 

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Kirstin Pulioff

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It’s a great treat to chat with the ever-fun and wonderful Kirstin Pulioff today! Join me as we discuss her children’s book, Princess Madeline and the Dragon.

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Kirstin Pulioff

Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart.   Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management.  Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado, and enjoys being a stay at home mom.  When she’s not writing an adventure, she is busy living one.

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Mar 112014
 

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Delora Dennis

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I’m pleased to welcome the fascinating Delora Dennis into the spotlight. She’s used her own personal experiences of living in a funeral home (among others) to her advantage. Find out how!

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Delora Dennis

Believe it or not, Delora Dennis was born in a funeral home. She lived her own version of Six Feet Under, in Belen, New Mexico, growing up around embalming rooms, dead bodies, and caskets. But beyond this unusual fact, Delora has enjoyed a very normal life.

An inauspicious launch of her writing career took place at the tender age of nine, with the production of her play (with a long-since forgotten title) by her elementary school’s Home and School Association. Of course, the trajectory of said launch didn’t exactly follow a straight path.

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Feb 252014
 

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Simon Okill

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Getting to interview Simon Okill is quite a treat!  So it’s great to welcome him back to the Spotlight. Known in certain circles as Phantom Bigfoot, Simon is one of the nicest, warmest and funniest people I know. He’s always willing to help another author and share his knowledge. His sense of humor is one that brings a smile and out-loud-laughter. Simon is one of the reviewers over on the MythBehaving website, and it’s always a pleasure to get to work with him. Please join me as we expose – um I mean interview – this awesome author.

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Feb 182014
 
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Hunter S. Jones

Today’s featured author is Hunter S. Jones with her newest short story, Fortune Calling. Let’s find out more about her.

 

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Hunter in her own words:

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The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one “lost summer” spent in Los Angeles. I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. Since then, I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history.

Currently, I have a music/entertainment blog @ExPatsPost.com. My debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction, was published in 2012. I have a series of sexy vignettes on Amazon called Tales from a New Amsterdam. Moon Rose Publishing included my novella, Magic in Memphis, in their anthology, A Celtic Tapestry in March 2013. Magic in Memphis is currently available as a short story on Amazon.

Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice have always fascinated me, although like any Southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing Gone With The Wind. I also adore the works of John Grisham, and own a huge selection of his books. I live in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, my books, too many clothes, too many shoes and way too many stacks of notepads and journals.

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Feb 112014
 

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 Thomas Ferreolus

It’s a pleasure to welcome Thomas to the blog today. I’m currently listening to the audio version of his novel, Sounds of Wars. This historical fiction debut gives the reader an evocative, gritty look at the war in Iraq.

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Thomas Ferreolus, adventurer and great outdoorsman, proudly served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Loving a good cliff hanger, he continues to write fictions in the Pacific Northwest where he now resides with his beautiful wife, and family.

 

 

 

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