Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guest Blogger: Dana Davis




Lizzy:
Tell us a little about Desert Magick: Day of the Dead, what inspired you to write this series, Dana?


Dana:
First of all, thanks so much for having me, Lizzy. I’m a fantasy and science-fiction author and reader, and I’ve also had an interest in the paranormal since childhood. My great-grandmother’s sister was a medium back during the early part of the twentieth century, and I’ve had several personal experiences over the years. After reading a couple of popular, paranormal fantasy novels, I thought, what fun! I really wanted to try my hand at mixing my fantasy work with the paranormal.

The main character throughout the Desert Magick series, Daisy Hammel-Kavanaugh, showed up in my office one day and started telling me her story. Her cousin, Bridgette, showed up soon after, ordering me to put her into the books. Yep, writers are a bit crazy.

I’m also a member of a paranormal investigative team in Phoenix, AZ, where I currently live, so I get a lot of ideas from those investigations.


Lizzy:
Do you have a favorite character you have written?

Dana:
Funny, but my favorite character is usually the one I’m working on at the time. They’re all like family to me. Yes, even the evil ones. I also enjoy writing about the villains and figuring out how to deal with them once they start tormenting my main characters. One of my favorite characters in Desert Magick is the feisty Bridgette. In book three, she begins to get her own chapters.


Lizzy:
What are you currently working on?


Dana:
Well, I’m currently under contract with SynergEbooks Publishing for three more Desert Magick novels, so that takes up a good amount of my writing time. I’m also editing a sci-fi novel and a fantasy novel for future publication. I recently signed on to do some line-editing for other authors, and I get in on a paranormal investigation whenever I can. This summer, I have the good fortune to work with members from TAPS and Ghost Lab teams. Needless to say, I’m very busy.


Lizzy:
How long have you been writing? What influenced you to start?

Dana:
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I started out acting out stories when I was very little and segued into writing very bad angst poetry and prose as a teen. Who didn’t, right? My history in TV and theatre led me to write stage script adaptations for kids for several years. I also wrote for a sci-fi/fantasy fanzine back in the 80s. In the 90s, I grew tired of show biz and went back to school for a writing degree. Mainly because all my prose sounded like scripts and I really wanted to focus on story writing. At school, I had the good fortune to study with Nebula-award author Sheila Finch. She was a great inspiration for me. As well as award-winning author Suzanne Greenberg.


Lizzy:
How do your family/friends feel about your writing?


Dana:
Oh, my husband was and is very supportive. My other writer friends understand completely when I tell them I can’t do lunch or something one day because I need to write. It was a little tougher for my relatives and non-writer friends. They seemed to think I was just doing it to pass the time, that writing and publishing was easy and didn’t take much thought or effort. At first, anyway. When my brother decided to write a novel for his thesis, he called and told me that he didn’t realize how much work it took to write just one novel. That was a great validation for me. Being a published author helps, too.



Lizzy:
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?


Dana:
Still writing, of course. Hopefully, with another three or four more novels published. I currently have nine out now. I have folders of ideas on my computer and characters rattling around in my head, just waiting for their turn on the page.


Lizzy:
Do you have any advice for new or aspiring author?


Dana:
A writing professor once told me that perseverance is 95% of publishing. And while things have changed with all the print-on-demand and eBook self-publishing sites, it still rings true for traditional publishing and also marketing. You might be surprised to hear how many writers quit after one or two rejection letters. I have an entire folder’s worth! And I’m proud of that. It means I got my stuff out there.

Once a manuscript is finished, I recommend getting it critiqued. This can be a reader or another author that you trust to give you honest and productive comments. I don’t tolerate flaming. Comments like, “Your work sucks!” or “This is perfect!” never helped anyone.

After that, get an editor to look it over. Get it as polished as you can before you submit it to a publisher or before you publish it yourself. As writers, we get too close to our work and it’s easy for mistakes to slip by us. Even though I edit other writers’ works, I don’t rely solely on myself for my own stuff. I’m too close. I know what story I’m telling and I miss things. And be polite. Publishing is a business and you don’t want to burn professional bridges. Nobody likes doing business with bad-tempered people.

Once the book is out, ignore bad reviews. Don’t respond to them, no matter how much you might want to. Don’t defend your work to others. That will make you look like an amateur and put off potential readers and publishers. Not everyone will like your work. That’s just a fact of life. Grow a thick skin and let it go.


Lizzy:
What is your favorite book? (one that you have read) and why?


Dana:
I have a lot of favorites. I read 3-4 books/eBooks at once because I like to jump to different worlds, depending on my mood. One of my favorite sci-fi novels is Spin by Robert Charles Wilson. As for fantasy, I love the Ash Chronicles by Mary Gentle, the Tuesday Next series by Jasper Fforde, and the Mayfair Witches series by Anne Rice. I could go on and on with favorite authors and books that I love to read.


Lizzy:
On the fun side, what is your favorite television show and why?


Dana:
I started out in the entertainment industry so television was always a big part of my life. I have a lot of favorite shows and many DVDs of cancelled stuff that I still watch, like Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. For vintage, I love Bewitched. I wanted to be Tabitha when I was little. Who didn’t want to have all that magic at their fingertips, right? Currently, hubby and I are hooked on Eureka and Psyche. We were bummed when Monk and Battlestar Galactica ended. And I can’t forget Ghost Hunters. I love that show, too.


Lizzy:
Where can readers find you, Dana? (Include all links you want, facebook, twitter etc....)


Dana’s eBooks are only $2.99 for the Kindle, and the new prices are coming for the Nook soon.

Website - http://www.danadaviswriting.com

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/danadaviswriting

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Dana-Davis/e/B0033HDLVC/

Facebook Fan Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dana-Davis-Fan-Page/386658596302

Blog - http://danadaviswriting.blogspot.com

Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/DanaDavis

SynergEbooks Publishing - http://www.synergebooks.com/index.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Welcome back: Jim Baugh


Welcome Back Jim Baugh

His Book "Hooked" is now available at Solstice Publishing

“HOOKED” is based on the true-life story of Virginia outdoor television producer Jim Baugh. Jim Baugh Outdoors TV is one of Americas most diverse and entertaining outdoor programs and has been in syndication since 1989.



“HOOKED” is a hilarious look behind the scene stories of filming a southern outdoor TV show. From the Chesapeake Bay to Key West these on location excursions will make your sides hurt with laughter. A cast of sea faring characters full of color and humor. From the docks in Gloucester Virginia to the Atlantic Ocean and a boat load of jolly swashbuckling Pirates. The stories and characters in “HOOKED” are timeless and span a period of over forty years.



In contrast, “HOOKED” also explores the solemn drama of dealing with divorce, death, and mental illness.



The story also delves into the totally crazy insane world of mid-life on-line computer dating. This is a hilarious look at dating in the computer world after 25 years of solid marriage. These “Dating” stories are contemporary, racy, scary, cheerful, timeless, and based on true events. Anyone who is old enough to date will soon relate to “HOOKED” as the comical reference for dating in the new millennium.



This adult romantic comedy story also relates to the power and testament of faith.



50 Years of an exciting action packed extremely charismatic colorfull life and career, packed into 28 chapters . It is a fast ride for sure.



Bio: Jim Baugh has been producing National and Regional television shows for 25 years. Programs include: Jim Baugh Outdoors TV (220 episodes), Ski East, Classic Fishing. Fishing Virginia and, RV Times.



Jim Baugh has written over 300 columns for numerous magazines during the last 20 years including: Motor boating Magazine, Fishing Smart, The Chesapeake Angler, The Sportsman Magazine and Travel Virginia Magazine.


Available at Solstice Publishing
http://www.solsticepublishing.com/products/Hooked-%252d%252d-PDF.html

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Release: A Surprise For Christmas




Samantha wasn't expecting what she got for Christmas this year. Her doorbell rang and there sitting on her porch was a baby in a basket. This changes her life for the good. But then something happens. The baby's father comes for his child. How can Samantha convince him that she is the best thing for the child?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Emily's Journey




Emily Malone returns home to Texas, after almost three years of living in New York. When she gets to her uncle's ranch she meets Austin. Emily really likes Austin, but she has decided to keep a deep dark secret from him. While in New York, she had a horrible expierence. She was raped late one night. This was the worst night of her life, but she later found out that she was pregnant. Emily loved her child more than anything and it didn't matter her the father was. She chose to keep raise the child as a single mother. When she began to have feelings for Austin, she thought it was best not to tell him about the rape. She wanted to know that he felt the same way about her that she did him. She felt that if she told him, she would get his pitty instead of his love. Just when things are going great for Emily and Austin, the rapist escapes prison and comes after her. He blames her for all his problems and is out for revenge. Can Austin save her in time? Review from Satin and Lace Reviews: An emotionally seductive tale of a woman and a man who both love each other very much yet fear the result s of bearing their soul to the other. This novel is not only entertaining but plays on the fears and hesitations of most single and divorced adults in today's society. The combination of selfish ignorance, dramatic events and deep unavoidable love creates a must read tale.

Kyle's New Beginning( The Rachel Connors Saga Book Two)




The Rachel Connors Saga continues with book two: “Kyle’s New Beginning”.

Ten years has passed since Rachel’s death and Kyle finally falls in love again. He falls for a new doctor in town, Amanda. Amanda is a widow with a four year old daughter and Kyle has two children of his own. As their love blossoms and they marry, Amanda becomes pregnant with Kyle’s child.

While going to the bank for what should be a quick stop, Amanda gets caught in the middle of bank robbery. The robber gets nervous when he hears the police sirens and grabs Amanda as his hostage.

The police notify Kyle that his wife has been taken hostage. The first thoughts going through his mind are that he can’t go through this again. He can’t lose his wife to a kidnapper again.

Can Kyle get to Amanda in time? Can he save her?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rachel's Legacy is now available



Available at: Solstice Publishing:
http://www.solsticepublishing.com/products/Rachel%27s-Legacy.html


Available at amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Rachels-Legacy-Rachel-Connors-ebook/dp/B0056NTYIK/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1308421005&sr=1-8


Rachel Connors loved her life, and her job as a manager at a ski resort in Aspen Colorado, but after learning she was ill, she decided to take a long needed vacation to her parent's home. This was when she met Kyle Landers, who in her absence had moved into her parent's lives, and before he'd even met Rachel, Kyle had decided not to like her. Kyle had been alone in the world when Rachel's parents had taken him in; and he couldn't understand why their ungrateful daughter had chosen to distance herself from them.

Rachel and Kyle grew closer, and she knew she was falling for him, but it wasn't until his accident when she learned that he also loved her. Rachel was scheduled to pick Kyle up from the hospital upon his release, but a call from her doctor summoned her back to Aspen, telling her parents there was a problem at work. When Kyle hears of this, he boards a plane to find her, learning the truth of her condition. Their love blossomed but it was to be short lived when on their flight back to the ranch the plane crashed. Despite an extensive search, Kyle was never found, and Rachel was forced to go on without him.

Four years had passed, and Rachel's relationship with Marcus, her new boyfriend, was moving to a different level, but at the same time, the thought dead Kyle had come out of his coma; his mind lost in the events four years earlier. After Rachel accepted Marcus' proposal, Kyle returns, leaving Rachel with a dilemma. For four years Marcus had been by her side, but now Kyle was back, wanting her just as much as he had the day of the crash. She needed to get away to make her decision, so she left for Aspen, only Kyle followed her to try to convince her that they belonged together.

Who will Rachel Chose? Is Kyle’s love enough to bring her back to him?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest Blogger: Jim Baugh Outdoors TV





"Hooked" Is Coming Soon!!!!

“HOOKED” is based on the true-life story of Virginia outdoor television producer Jim Baugh. Jim Baugh Outdoors TV is one of Americas most diverse and entertaining outdoor programs and has been in syndication since 1989.



“HOOKED” is a hilarious look behind the scene stories of filming a southern outdoor TV show. From the Chesapeake Bay to Key West these on location excursions will make your sides hurt with laughter. A cast of sea faring characters full of color and humor. From the docks in Gloucester Virginia to the Atlantic Ocean and a boat load of jolly swashbuckling Pirates. The stories and characters in “HOOKED” are timeless and span a period of over forty years.



In contrast, “HOOKED” also explores the solemn drama of dealing with divorce, death, and mental illness.



The story also delves into the totally crazy insane world of mid-life on-line computer dating. This is a hilarious look at dating in the computer world after 25 years of solid marriage. These “Dating” stories are contemporary, racy, scary, cheerful, timeless, and based on true events. Anyone who is old enough to date will soon relate to “HOOKED” as the comical reference for dating in the new millennium.



This adult romantic comedy story also relates to the power and testament of faith.



50 Years of an exciting action packed extremely charismatic colorfull life and career, packed into 28 chapters . It is a fast ride for sure.



Bio: Jim Baugh has been producing National and Regional television shows for 25 years. Programs include: Jim Baugh Outdoors TV (220 episodes), Ski East, Classic Fishing. Fishing Virginia and, RV Times.



Jim Baugh has written over 300 columns for numerous magazines during the last 20 years including: Motor boating Magazine, Fishing Smart, The Chesapeake Angler, The Sportsman Magazine and Travel Virginia Magazine.



Jim Baugh's Interview Part One:
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I started off writing music at age eight, then continued and eventually got a degree in music. I started writing copy and script in radio over thirty years ago and have been writing columns for magazines for the past 20 years. The Chesapeake Angler, Motorboating Magazine, Travel Virginia Magazine, etc. I first wanted to write a screenplay when I was in my early forties about 10 years ago.


When did you write your first book and how old were you?

“HOOKED” is my first book. However I have written over 300 magazine columns and hundreds of blogs. I also have my own cooking DVD.


How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?

“HOOKED” is the first book


What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

Pretty much non stop. I wrote the book in 12 days. It took a lot longer to edit, but the initial manuscript was done in 12 days


What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Probably writing phonetically. I have done voice over work for thirty years and I always write phonetically to help my voice over read. This does make editing a real bitch.


Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Real life. Everything I write has happened to me at one time or another.


What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Produce Jim Baugh Outdoors TV, write and perform music, fish, drink rum with sand under my feet looking at blue water. Chase the red head, play with my Chocolate Lab, and I have six Parakeets. I breed them.


What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

Just how hard it can be emotionally. The old saying, “Writing is easy, just sit at your typewriter and bleed”. Very true. Many times I would have to walk away because I was so distraught with emotion. It was very difficult at times. On the other side, I never laughed as hard in my life. Compacting so many elements onto so few pages, can be overwhelming at times.


What do you think makes a good story?

For me a story has to be compelling and also have clever wit. Humor is a big plus for me.


Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer?

Yes. Sit at your typewriter and bleed like the wrest of us!

Seriously, write what you want straight from the soul. Never look back and don’t take any prisoners.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guest Blogger: Billy Franks





Welcome my Guest today: Billy Franks

Billy Franks was the lead singer and songwriter for "The Faith Brothers", whose two albums and six singles all made the UK chart. Billy has since released six solo albums to critical acclaim. Last summer he released a charity single in partnership with his friend, Prince Harry, to raise money for the Prince’s African charity Sentebale.

In addition to his musical passions, Billy was recently the focus of a feature length documentary film, called Tribute This!

The film chronicles the adventures of 4 friends as they travel the world to ask some of its biggest stars, Springsteen, McCartney, etc., to appear on a tribute album to an unknown but worthy recipient of such an honour: Billy Franks.

Billy Franks lifetime dedication to his craft says it all. “Billy has devoted his entire life to song writing. He has given so much to others through his music. Dedicating ourselves to a project that would honor him was a no brainer on our part,” said Mick McCleery. (Director of Tribute This!)

This spring will see the publication of his book "A Far Cry from Sunset", chronicling the adventures of making the movie as well as stories from a musical career that involved touring with the likes of U2 and REM. In conjunction with the release of the book, Billy will release a live album entitled "From the Court to the Empire", recorded at London’s famous Shepherds Bush Empire theatre.



Get a free Billy Franks Compilation album"Imagine the craftsmanship of McCartney & the power of Springsteen" TRIBUNE. www.billyfranks.com


All you have to do is email euphoria@billyfranks.com and you will get it.
Reviews:

"Penning classics and garnering praise from Bono, Peter Gabriel and Oasis" THE GUARDIAN

"Song writing from the top drawer" TIME OUT

"Imagine the craftsmanship of McCartney combined with the power of a young Springsteen. TRIBUNE



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Lizzy Stevens

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Guest Interview with Steve Bederman







Lizzy:

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?


Steve:
Actually, I had never planned to be a writer. When I was in my 20s, I wrote music, songs and was an entertainer. After that, I went into business and although I wrote songs from time to time; that was it. I always loved Thrillers/Mystery but fell in love with Corporate type Thrillers. There was a wonderful writer, Stephen Frey that I read all in his Corporate Thriller series. He still writes but seems to have stopped with the Business aspect. I am a business executive and I loved relating to the protagonist. So, after many searched for great Corporate Thrillers and not finding many, I decided out of frustration that if I couldn't read one then I'd write one. As of today, I have written 2 in the series and am starting a third. I'm in love with writing and feel as if I have gained a whole new network of friends (characters in my book). I can't wait to see what they are going to do next!


Lizzy:
When did you write your first book?



Steve:
July 17, 2009


Lizzy:

How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?



Steve:
I have now written The CEO and just finished the second in the series 'Executive Execution'. I am now on to the third as we speak.


Lizzy:

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?


Steve:
I typically write early in the morning when I wake and race through a chapter. Then I let it rest until evening and read and edit, read and edit. On weekends I do write a few extra chapters too.


Lizzy:
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? My quirkiness comes from my belief that my characters are real people. They are my friends and some, my enemies. When I write then it is like I am spending quality time with them. When I am not writing, I miss them.

Lizzy:

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? I am 57 years old and have been a CEO in Global technology companies for many years. My ideas come directly from the places I've been and though the battles are fiction, they mimic some of the ruthlessness and intensity and passion that I have faced in my career.



Lizzy:
What do you like to do when you're not writing?


Steve:
I love being a CEO. I love mentoring young entrepreneurs. I love to read. I play guitar and some piano. I run marathons, hike and ski. I just stay engaged in life. Though, most important to me is what I can do to give back to others.


Lizzy:
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?


Steve:
I was shocked at how easy it flowed out of me. Especially surprising were the conversations. When I write with quotes. I feel as if I am right in the meeting or moment and literally visualize the discussions taking place.


Lizzy:
What do you think makes a good story?


Steve:
Depths of characters, intensity, urgency, passion, subplots that speed up as the book moves on and combine into mini climaxes. Readers of Thrillers need it to be believable and not audacious but they still need to be amazed. Lastly, ending a chapter and leaving the reader impatient for that particular subplot to soon come back to them is important.


Lizzy:

Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer?


Steve:
Unfortunately, the only suggestion I have is to keep it simple. Don't become overwrought with perfection. Visualize the moment and write what you see.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Interview with M.J. Croan




Born on an abandoned cattle station in the searing heat of the Australian outback, Sheeba after surviving an opportunistic attack by a family of wild boar, is rescued from marauding buckaroos by Kaz The Wise One, a rather eccentric but well meaning kookaburra. Unable to care for the estranged dingo pup, Kaz with Sheeba dangling precariously from his beak takes her home to the more forgiving climate of the coastal bush. Here in the early hours of dawn, he places the helpless whelp in the pouch of a barren, but profusely lactating old female kangaroo, known to the entire group as Aunt Gerty.

Acceptance by the entire mob of kangaroos is not a forgone conclusion, but with the help and mentorship of Big Red, the leader of the group, Sheeba is accepted by the adult roos but shunned by the younger joeys. Desperate to be just like all the other young kangaroos, but spurned at every attempt because of her short hind legs, puny tail, and golden color, Sheeba finally has to accept that she is a dingo, and if Kaz the wise one is to be believed, is of royal blood.



Part One of my interview with M.J. Croan


Mini Bio

My name is Malcolm James Croan, but I much prefer Callum (Gaelic for Malcolm.) I was born in Edinburgh Scotland on the 1st of November 1948. I mention this because, coincidentally it happened to be ‘All Saints Day,’ and by a stroke of good fortune for my mother, her birthday also.


My father Robert Croan known as Bob was a managing partner in the family business known as Robert Croan and Son’s. A fish and kipper curing enterprise of considerable size on a nationwide basis. Unfortunately the son’s did not refer to me, but to the previous generation, the business having been started by my grandfather, and his brothers. As it would turn out I would have to make my own way in life. But it has to be said that I did have a fairly privileged upbringing, which included a public school education. In the UK, public means private education. St Josephs College Dumfries, it also happened to be a boarding school. This male bastion was administered, and controlled by the Marist brothers. A religious order that in time I would come to rebel against, and eventually at the tender age of twelve, I would abscond from.


The rest of my education was somewhat patchy, but I think it is safe to say that I probably would have been voted the least likely student to ever write anything worthwhile. My spelling was abominable and my English grammar probably no better than average. But I always had a good imagination, a talent which for some inexplicable reason was completely overlooked by the educational system of the day. I also had an insatiable desire to discover for myself what lay over the horizon.



Lizzy:
what inspired you to write Princess Sheeba?

M.J. Croan:
Originally, a means to an end.



Lizzy:
Do you have a favorite character you have written?


M.J. Croan:
Oh yes! ‘Princess Sheeba.’ She is the ‘Lion King’ of the dingo world. Inspired by my own travels in Australia, and my own dog ‘Sheeba.’ My partner and I rescued her from the local dog pound some years ago. As to how a dingo ended up in Newfoundland I can’t answer, but I am convinced that she is at least in part dingo.



Lizzy:
What are you currently working on?


M.J. Croan:
I am currently working on a thriller entitled ‘Retribution.’ A story of a kidnap gone wrong, brutal murder, and revenge.



Lizzy:
How long have you been writing? What influenced you to start?


M.J. Croan:
I have been writing on and off for thirty odd years. It all started as a quick way to make some extra cash. I am still trying.


Lizzy:
How do your family/friends feel about your writing?

M.J. Croan:
My first wife could not accept that my characters were purely fictitious. Her lack of enthusiasm for my work was definitely a negative influence. However I have since been blessed with a partner whose enthusiasm is even more positive than my own.


Lizzy:
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

M.J. Croan:
I am sixty-two years old now. God willing my writing will be recognised, and perhaps being produced, or at least considered for a motion picture. The trick is not just in the writing, but in who reads it.


Lizzy:
Do you have any advice for new or aspiring author?

M.J.:

Use the internet. Join writing sites. webook.com, authonomy.com etcerta.

Lizzy:
What is your favorite book? (one that you have read) and why?


M.J. Croan:
It would have to be the ‘Thorn Birds’ by Coleen McCulloch. She brought to life a land that I was already familiar with. And the depth of her characters inspired me to take up my pen and try to emulate her skill. I can only hope that I have succeeded in some small way.



Lizzy:
On the fun side, what is your favorite television show and why?

M.J. Croan:
This would have to be ‘Two and a Half Men.’ The show in itself is quite shallow, but the writing is quite brilliant. I guess I have a secret desire to write comedy, maybe I will get around to it one day?


Lizzy:
Thanks M.J. for taking time to talk with us today. Before you go, tell your readers where they can find you.


M.J. Croan:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567385947
http://www.youtube.com/user/CallumC8888
http://callumc.wordpress.com/ (Short stories, poetry, and much more).

http://www.wix.com/intthriller/malcolmjcroan (Definitely worth a visit. Included radio interview).

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1449535410/ (Purchase: ‘Right Hand Up To God’).

http://twitter.com/#!/Callum8888

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Interview with Carlos Pozo


Mary and Charley are archaeologists with a difference. Since her accident on a mountain in Peru, Mary can think of nothing but crossing over into the world of the dead. Bound to her wheelchair, she eventually manages to decipher the inscription on the Inca stone. In "The Explorers," she and her husband proceed to work out the details of a deadly ritual. Call it success or failure, in the end their basement is a river of blood, Charley has crossed over, and Mary pays a horrible price.





Interview with Carlos Pozo Part 1

Here is Part one of my 5 Part interview with Carlos Pozo





Lizzy:
What are you currently working on?

Carlos:
I’m working on “More Than tales III.” The second one should be coming out soon.

Lizzy:
How long have you been writing? What influenced you to start?

Carlos:
I have been writing for fifteen years. I wrote my first story in high school which caught the attention of one of my teachers, who begged me to enter the school writing contest. I refused. I was embarrassed. It was not until my senior year in college that I started thinking about writing again. But it was not until three years after graduation that I put my first stories on paper.

Lizzy:
How do your family/friends feel about your writing?

Carlos:
They still can’t believe it.

Lizzy
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

Carlos:
I hope to be writing full time.

Lizzy:


Do you have any advice for new or aspiring author?

Carlos:
Don’t think is going to be easy.

Lizzy:
That is good advice. It's hard work. First the writing. Then the promoting, but it what we authors do LOL.


On the fun side, what is your favorite television show and why?

Carlos:
I’m what some people might called weird, nerd or geek. One those names, I don’t know which is the right one. I like The Twilight Zone and Tales From The Crypt. I know almost everybody has seen those shows but I’m really into those type of shows. They make me think on the unusual.

Lizzy:
Well you have certainly written some awesome books. So keep watching those shows LOL.

Before we go let me ask you one more question.

Where can readers find you like facebook, twitter, etc.?


Carlos:

I haven’t set up anything yet. Believe it or not I’m a shy person. I will have all those things soon (facebook, twitter etc….) I promise. At the moment you can contact me at: Guaraguo2@aol.com.

Lizzy:

We look forward to getting all that information soon. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today.

Keep out an eye for part 2 of my interview with Carlos Pozo author of :
More Than Tales
The Explorer