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Sep 022014
 

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Irina Shapiro

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It’s a treat to welcome Irina to the blog today.  Her Hands of Time series is highly rated and I’ve added it to my To-Be-Read list. If you love time travel, this is to one not miss.

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Irina Shapiro was born in Moscow, Russia, where she lived until she was eleven.  In 1982 her family emigrated to the United States and settled in New York.  Due to her love of reading, Irina was able to pick up English very quickly, and was an honor student throughout her school career.

After graduating from Bernard M. Baruch College in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Irina worked in advertising for two years before shifting her focus to Import/Export.  She worked her way up to the position of Import Manager in a large textile house before leaving the work force in 2007 to focus on her autistic son.

It wasn’t until Irina had been at home for some time that she began to write.  Eventually the characters began to take on a life of their own and have conversations in her head, and once she started writing her musings down the stories came easily enough.  Irina incorporated her love of history and travel into her writing to create a rich and detailed background for the characters.  Since then Irina has written eight novels.  She is currently working on book five of The Hands of Time Series.

Irina Shapiro lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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Linda Covella

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Today it’s a real treat to welcome Linda Covella to the blog. Linda is the author of  The Castle Blues Quake and Yakimali’s Gift

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Linda Covella

Linda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.

A writer for over 30 years, her first official publication was a restaurant review column in a local newspaper, and as a freelance writer, she continued to publish numerous articles in a variety of publications. But when she published articles for children’s magazines (“Games and Toys in Ancient Rome” and “Traveling the Tokaido in 17th Century Japan,” in Learning Through History magazine, and “Barry’s Very Grown Up Day” in Zootles magazine), she realized she’d found her niche: writing for children. She wants to share with kids and teens her love of books:  the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express.

Yakimali’s Gift, a historical novel for young adults published by Astraea Press, and middle grade paranormal The Castle Blues Quake published by Beau Coup Publishing are her first novels.

She’s a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

No matter what new paths she may travel down, she sees her writing as a lifelong joy and commitment.

Read on for more about Linda and her newest book!

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Aug 192014
 

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Judith Rocchiccioli

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Today, our featured guest is Judith Rocchiccioli. Author of the Alex Destephano series, Judith brings her own experience to this fascinating medical thriller series.

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Judith is a registered nurse and native Virginian who grew up in Richmond who holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia.  She has been a practicing clinical nurse for over 25 years and is currently a professor of Nursing at James Madison University and the author of numerous academic and health-related articles and documents.  In addition to her academic writing she is the author of the Alexandra Destephano novels, a group of medical thrillers set in New Orleans and Virginia.  When not teaching or writing, Judith is an avid silk painter and multi-media artist.  She is an owner of the Artisan Galleries, an art gallery with locations in Harrisonburg and Massanutten.  She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family and a multiple number of canine creatures.

Read on for  more about Judith and her awesome series!

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Aug 072014
 

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Tammy Salyer

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Today we welcome Tammy Salyer to the blog along with her Sci Fi Thriller, Spectras Arise. The third book of this trilogy is the recently released Contract of War. Let’s find out more about Tammy and her newest book.

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Tammy writes a bit, reads a bit, and frequently races cars across intersections from the saddle of her bike. Consequently, you could probably crack walnuts shells on her thighs, but she hopes no one ever tries, because … awkward. Find her on her blog or Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter to be the first to know of contests, new releases, and special events you might enjoy. She’s currently working on a prequel to the trilogy and another project that has something to do with space Vikings. She hopes you enjoy reading her works and welcomes your reviews.

Read on for more about Tammy and her novels…

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Aug 052014
 

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PJ Fiala

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Today we are joined by the fabulously fun PJ Fiala! PJ is the author of Second Chances and Dog Days of Summer.

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PJ Fiala

In Her Own Words

“I was born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri named Bridgeton. During my time in Missouri, I explored the Ozarks, swam in the Mississippi River, and played kickball and endless games of hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. Spending summers in Kentucky with my grandmother, Ruth, are the fondest childhood memories for me.

Read on for more about PJ and her novels!

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Jul 292014
 

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Tony Gilbert

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We have a different  genre today. For all my friends who have young kids, here’s a great read to share with the little ones!

maersiteaboutheauthorTony and Sammy Gilbert have been together for nearly a decade and married for just over half of that. They have four children, Tony having brought twins from a previous marriage. They do everything together, yet this is the first time they have combined their talents – Tony’s writing and Sammy’s art – but hopefully not the last.

Read on for more about this awesome couple and their fun collaboration!

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Jun 122014
 

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Travis Luedke

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It’s always a pleasure to interview Travis. He’s been a guest here before and also on the MythBehaving podcast. I also have the pleasure of working with him through ASMSG (Authors’ Social Media Support Group). Travis is an innovative, savvy author. He’s also generous with his time and always willing to help others. He is the author of  the fascinating Young Adult Paranormal novel, The Shepherd. But today we are spotlighting his newest addition to his oh-so-very-steamy and delectable adult books, The Nightlife Series. I think San Antonio will never be the same!

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Travis Luedke

Travis is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.

As the author of The Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

Read on for more about Travis and his newest steamfest!

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