[Author Spotlight] Q&A with John Hunt || Doll House @JohnHuntFiction @brwpublisher


Today I am very honoured and thrilled to have a Q&A session with John Hunt, author of Doll House, which I read and enjoyed recently.

Hi John! Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a married father of four. I read a lot, listen to music a lot and when not working, spend my time with my family.

Where did the inspiration for the Doll House come from?

All of my ideas come from a scene in my head. Doll House was inspired by the Jen scene. A young woman trying to recover from something awful. Something most people wouldn’t come back from and to an extent, Jen never did. That scene played in my head and the book grew around it.

Who is your favourite character and why? (Mine was the Jackal)

 I liked Brutus the best. I am an animal person and I like to think I conveyed his personality quite well. Frank, as a natural suspect, was fun to write about and get the reader wondering.

How did you come up with the characters, the Gorilla and the Jackal? Why did you pick these two animals?

 The Jackal came from the Egyptian god Anubis. I liked the long ears and the regal cruelty in its aspect. The Gorilla was a disorganized person and I thought the shaggy main would portray that physically.

What is your pet peeve when it comes to writing?

Editing. I dislike it intensely.

What are you currently working on or working on next?

 I have four storylines in my head and they are all very well fleshed out. I am working on two at the same time. Murder and mayhem will ensue. One is about a boy, a dog and a robot. The other, well, the other is too hard to describe without giving it away.

Do you have a favourite spot/place you like to write?

I have a laptop that I lug everywhere. Mostly, I write when my kids are at school, in bed or at various activities which could mean I write anywhere so there is no one place. All I need is a computer and some headphones playing music and I’m good to go.

How long have you been writing for?
Late 2009, early 2010? The first short story I wrote, THE DINNER PARTY, I entered into the Spinetingler’s Anthology. It was a monthly contest and I won first place. It gave me confidence and from there, I wrote off an on depending on work and kids.

Do you write full-time? Or do you have another career outside of writing? 

I have a full-time career. I would love to be in the position to write full-time and (fingers crossed) maybe one day I can.

Lastly, what is your least favourite genre? 

That is a difficult question. I read pretty much everything except for romance, erotica, paranormal erotica or anything like those genres. I guess they could be considered my least favourite only I’ve never read them so can’t say if they are good or bad. Just something I’m not interested in.

Thank you for taking the time to sit down and chat with us.  It was a pleasure getting to know a little more about the man behind the book.

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[#BlogTour] Ares Road || Shootout Guest Post From James L. Weaver @jlweaverbooks @LakewaterPress 

Hello Everyone! How has your week been?  We had another birthday celebration here at my house.  It was my older son’s 5th birthday! 


I’m excited to be hosting my very first guest post from author James L. Weaver! 

February 23, 2017

TO: Jake Caldwell

FROM: Bear

RE: News Article

Jake – I know there’s been several write ups about our alleged little post-Blue Heron adventure, but didn’t know if you’d seen this one from the KC Star. Give me a call later – you still owe me a beer from saving your ass…again.

LOCAL INVESTIGATOR AND COUNTY SHERIFF TIED TO GUN BATTLE

Harry Lemon, Kansas City Star Reporter

It took a while for the smoke to clear from a massive gun battle in Kansas City’s River Market on Wednesday just after midnight. Bystanders could no doubt still hear the echoes of gunfire amid the blaring sirens of the bullet ridden police cruisers surrounding the brick warehouse at the heart of the district.

“I don’t know how many people were shooting out the windows of that warehouse,” said iron worker Barney Blevitt who was having a beer at the nearby Harry’s Country Club. “It sounded like a freaking army. A bullet whizzed by my head as I was going to my car.”

Kansas City detectives and the FBI are still investigating the details of the incident that left three officers wounded and five men inside the warehouse dead.

“We’re exhausting all possible leads,” said FBI Special Agent Victoria Snell. “Until then, neither the FBI or Kansas City Police Department can comment on the case at this time.”

Sources inside the department spoke anonymously to the Star and indicated the fire fight is tied to another gun battle that happened earlier in the week in the Kansas City Stockyards. A local private investigator by the name of Jake Caldwell and Benton County Sheriff James Parley were allegedly tied to both scenes, but Agent Snell quickly doused any speculation that the two cases were related.

“We have no reason to believe Mr. Caldwell or Sheriff Parley had any material involvement in either incident. That is the only thing we can say at this time.”

The Kansas City Star has since discovered that the warehouse involved in Wednesday night’s shooting is owned by Jason Keats, local philanthropist and alleged head of the Kansas City mafia who has had his own brushes with the law over the last two decades.

Allegations of arms dealing, money laundering and loan sharking have clung to the local businessman, some even calling Keats’s generous donations to local youth organizations “blood money”.

While rumors swirl that Keats was not only at the warehouse during the shooting, but was involved in the fire fight, Agent Snell said the rumor cannot be confirmed at this time.

While the FBI may discount Jake Caldwell and Sheriff Parley’s involvement in the River Market Shootout, witnesses interviewed by the Star say both Caldwell and Parley were seen exchanging gunfire with the warehouse occupants before disappearing when the police cars arrived.

One witnessed who would speak only on the condition of anonymity identified both individuals from photos.

“That guy Parley dropped two of the dudes in the warehouse right before they was about to shoot the other guy (Caldwell). It was like something out of an action movie. I ain’t seen anybody run away that fast when the cops showed up.”

A news conference is scheduled for Monday to discuss further details.

Jake Caldwell, Sheriff James “Bear” Parley and Jason Keats all declined comment.

Ares Road Book Launch Blog Tour

BLURB

With his days as a mob enforcer behind him, Jake Caldwell’s trying to go straight.

But it seems his past won’t let him go.

His first job working as a private investigator turns up a teenage girl screaming down a dead man’s cell phone, and Logan, his mentor and the only man with answers, beaten into a coma.

Now Jake’s taking it personally.

The only clues Jake has to unravel the mystery are a Russian with a stolen silver briefcase and three names: Snell, Parley and Ares. Teaming up with his best friend Bear, the sheriff of his home town, and an attractive FBI agent, Jake quickly discovers they’re not the only ones looking for the briefcase and its deadly contents.

It’s no longer about seeking revenge.

The thrilling second book in the Jake Caldwell series is a heart-stopping ride that won’t disappoint fans.



 James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series featuring IAN Thriller of the Year finalist Poor Boy Road and soon to be released Ares Road. He makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife of 19 years and two children. His previous publishing credits include a six-part story called “The Nuts” and his 5-star rated debut novel Jack & Diane, which is available on Amazon.com. Author note: a handful of the raters are actually not related to him.

His limited free time is spent writing into the wee hours of the morning, playing parental taxi cab to his kids’ sporting endeavors, and binge watching Netflix.

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[Author Spotlight] Erica Graham: Talking Tales Series @EricaGrahamAuthor#kidlit



1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Erica Graham and I am the author of the children’s book series “Talking Tales”. I graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with my Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, I am married and have two very loving and energetic young children. As a mother, I understand the difficulty caregivers have finding time to work on speech with their children. This was the inspiration that began my journey as a children’s book author and illustrator. In my pursuit to create a fun and easy way for therapists, children, and their caregivers to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, I have written a series of exciting children’s books. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language.Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.

 2. What made you decide you wanted to be a writer?

There has never been a point in my life that I can remember deciding to be a writer. I have always enjoyed creating stories. It was my brother, also an author, who encouraged me to publish my idea for a children’s series to help with speech.

 3. How long have you been writing?

I have always written for personal enjoyment. However, I began writing and illustrating my Talking Tales series in 2015.

 4. Where is your favourite spot to write?

As long as I have a hot cup of tea, I can write anywhere!

 5. What is your writing pet peeve?

The most annoying thing for me is when I think I am completely finished with a book, and I get my “final” proof only to realize I missed a typo or illustration error.

 6. Where does your inspiration for your books come from?

When children are learning to speak, they first observe how words sound. This helps them develop an understanding of speech sounds as they learn to talk. Many times when we are working on encouraging speech development or correcting speech sounds, speech-language pathologists will use word lists. However, many parents report difficulty finding time or difficulty getting their children to attend to word lists at home. I wanted to combine my knowledge as a speech-language pathologist with my love for writing to create a fun way for children and their caregivers to work on speech development and promote literacy. I also wanted to ensure that these books contained fun story lines that could be enjoyed by children who are not working on their speech. Each book targets a specific speech sound in the English language.

 7. If you could meet any character from a book, who would it be and why?

Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings because…who wouldn’t want to meet Gandalf?

8. Do you have a favourite author? If so, who?

This is a very hard question since I have so many. One of my favorite children’s authors is Dr. Seuss. I love that most of his books target an educational concept such as cause and effect, colors, shapes, and opposites in a fun way. This inspired me to write my books so that they can be used to target speech or read strictly for enjoyment.

9. Tell us what you’re currently working on.

I am currently working on the fourth children’s book in my Talking Tales series that I hope to release in the early half of 2017. Feel free to follow me on Facebook, Goodreads, or Amazon for more information as the release date nears. You can also join my email list for information on new releases by sending your preferred email address to ericagrahamauthor@gmail.com

10. Which one of your books is your favourite?

Out of the three books I have published, my favorite has been “Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar”. I love music and it was the most fun to illustrate out of the first three books. However, I am currently working on my fourth book and I have been enjoying illustrating this one even more.

About the Talking Tales Series

The Talking Tales books are not only fun stories, but they serve a unique purpose. This exciting new series is also designed to help with speech development.
When a child is learning to speak, he or she first learns how words sound by observing. Each book in the Talking Tales series is focused on a different core sound in its naturally occurring word positions, thus increasing a child’s awareness and helping him or her learn how to properly produce the targeted sound. I firmly believe that parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. For this reason, I have included some speech tips in the front of each book so that these books can be used in a home setting.

The Talking Tales books are tools to help speech development. They do not replace speech therapy. If you do have any questions or concerns about your child’s speech or language development, please consult his or her physician or speech language pathologist. These specialists will be able to help determine if your child’s speech is developing typically or if they may benefit from some intervention.

Talking Tales: The Bright Red Tricycle

The bright red tricycle loves spending every day riding around with his boy Ryan. But when Ryan’s dad brings home a new bicycle, the little red tricycle quickly finds himself on an unknown journey. Will the little red tricycle ever be ridden by Ryan again, or is he destined to rust away in a scrap yard? This story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It explores the tale of the bright red tricycle while providing over 80 examples of the “r” sound in various word locations and blends to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar

When Teri hears a small voice calling her, she never would have guessed who she would meet…a cricket! But not just any cricket. This cricket has a guitar. He is hoping that Teri can help him replace a broken string on his guitar. Will Teri’s creative thinking be able to help cricket, or will cricket never play his guitar again? This engaging story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 80 examples of the “t” sound in various word locations to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home.

Purchase Link: Amazon
 

Taking Tales: Sam’s Sticky Sucker

Sam has dreamed all night about his strawberry sucker. When morning arrives, he is unable to resist sneaking downstairs to eat his sucker before breakfast. But when mom comes toward the room and Sam is forced to run back to bed, he loses track of his sticky strawberry sucker. Now where could that sticky strawberry sucker have gone? Will Sam find the sucker before his mom? This funny story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 170 examples of the “s” sound in various word locations and blends to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home.

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Author Spotlight & Giveaway: The Angel Alejandro by Alistar Cross

From bestselling author Alistair Cross comes a forbidden tale of love and redemption, of good and evil, and those who dare to stand up to Hell itself.

1. Please tell us a little about yourself. How did you get into writing?

I grew up in a small town in central Utah where very little happened, which, as it turns out, was very good for my imagination. I began writing at a young age and in 2012, about the time my first novel was published, I began doing author interviews on my blog as a way of meeting others in the field. There, I met one of my long time heroes, Tamara Thorne. We hit it off and have since collaborated on several projects including the successful serialized Gothic novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, the Amazon bestseller, The Cliffhouse Haunting, and the psychological thriller, Mother. My first solo novel, The Crimson Corset, was released in 2015, and features an appearance from Nick Grayson, who has a much larger role in The Angel Alejandro

I also host an hour-long horror-themed radio show with my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, called Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! where we mainly interview authors, but also paranormal investigators, and even occasional actors, psychics, and forensics experts. Our guests have included Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Preston & Child, John Saul, V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman), Kim Harrison, Christopher Rice, Richard Christian Matheson, Marie Lavender, Q.L. Pearce, Jay Bonansinga, and Christopher Moore.

2. How long have you been writing?

I started writing stories at about eight years of age.

3. Is writing your full-time job? Or do you do something else aside from writing?

I am very lucky to be able to write full time. Before that, I worked in warehouses, manufacturing, bookstores, and wherever else would have me.

4. What genres do you write about?

I don’t think about genre as I’m writing. I just write the book that wants to be written and stay true to the characters and their story. I believe that’s the key to not only keeping your own writing interesting, but to writing the best novels possible.

5. Who’s your favourite character and/or villain and why?
My favorite character in The Angel Alejandro is Gremory Jones – the villain. About halfway through this book I became so intrigued by him that I decided he needed another book so I could learn more about him. I’m working on that book now.

Gremory Jones, aka, the Dream Reaper, is a door-to-door salesman of a different – and darker – caliber. Mr. Jones has whatever you want and for a price, he’s more than happy to strike a deal. But when it comes to Mr. Jones, it’s important to remember to read the fine print. The devil, as they say, is in the details.

6. What’s your favourite book of all time?

Violin by Anne Rice. I don’t think I’ve ever read another book that cascaded grace and put me through the emotional wringer like that one did. I can only read it once every few years.

7. What’s your least favourite part about writing?

It’s incredibly difficult having to be creative all the time and once you open that floodgate, you’re in it for the long haul. Ideas come 24/7, and when you’re not writing, you’re thinking about writing. That’s incredibly exhausting after a few years, and I’m currently trying to learn to turn it on and off at will. So far, I’m not succeeding.

8. If you could offer new writers one piece of advice, what would it be?

The road to publication can be a long discouraging one, and that’s only the beginning. After getting published, the real work begins. It’s tough, but I believe that if you keep at it, commit yourself to honing your craft and make writing a priority, the right doors will open and you’ll get to where you want to be. But as it is in all things, consistency is key. Writing – and marketing – need to be done daily if anything serious is to come of it. Otherwise, it’s just a hobby.

9. Where did you get your inspiration and ideas for your current release (The Angel Alejandro)?

The idea for an angel with amnesia came several years ago – but that’s all it was: an idea with no legs, no backbone, and in this case, no wings! I moved on to other writing projects, and then one day a couple of summers ago, I saw a tall man walking down the street near my house. He wore a three-piece suit, carried a shiny black briefcase, and had a cigarette in an ebony holder clamped between his teeth. His hair, sunglasses, and shoes were as black as onyx and there was something decidedly mysterious about him and – in my imagination – ominous. I said to the person I was with at the time, “There goes my next villain,” and from there, the story began to unfold.

10. Which one of your pieces of writing are you most proud of and why?

I always feel the proudest of and most excited about whatever book I’m working on now.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Horror

Publication date: January 25, 2017

Synopsis:

Angel or Demon?

Naive and heart-stoppingly handsome, he calls himself Alejandro, and Madison O’Riley has no clue what to do with him. As they set out to recover his lost identity, Madison realizes the mysterious man who saved her life harbors deep, otherworldly secrets that will put her in grave danger.

The Devil is in the Details

Gremory Jones has something for everyone, and for a price, he’s willing to make a deal. Walking the streets in top hat and trench coat, he tempts the citizens with mysterious wares from his shiny black briefcase. But buyer beware: All sales are final – and fatal.

A Scorching New Terror Has Come to Town

The townspeople are changing in appalling ways and it’s up to Madison – with the help of a psychic, a local priest, and the new chief of police – to help Alejandro unlock his forgotten powers before an unspeakable evil tears apart the fabric of existence … and costs them their very souls …


Alistair Cross’ debut novel, The Crimson Corset, a vampiric tale of terror and seduction, was an immediate bestseller earning praise from veteran vampire-lit author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and New York Times bestseller, Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series. In 2012, Alistair joined forces with international bestseller, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write – among other things – the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their debut collaboration, The Cliffhouse Haunting, reached the bestseller’s list in its first week of release. They are currently at work on their next solo novels and a new collaborative project.
In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which has featured such guests as Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of HELLRAISER 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore.

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2 winners will be chosen to win a copy of The Angel Alejandro. Ends February 13, 2017.

Author Spotlight | Meet Alex R. Carver: Where There’s a Will


1. Please tell me a bit about yourself

I’m fast approaching the dreaded 40, I’m a big fan of mythology and history, and just about my most favourite place in the world is Egypt, I’ve been there a couple of times and I look forward to going back there at my next opportunity so I can see the Pyramids.

2. How long have you been writing?

I’m coming up to 30 years of writing, off and on, which seems like an incredibly long period of time now I think about it.

3. Is writing your full-time job? Or do you have a career/job outside of writing?

I suppose you could say writing is my full-time job, though it doesn’t yet pay a wage, something I hope will change in the near future.

4. What is the most challenging or least favourite part of writing?

This is a no-brainer for me, marketing/promotion is by favourite my most challenging and least favourite part of writing. I really struggle with it, which is probably why I don’t like it too much.

5. Who is your favourite character and/or villain and why?

I have a number of characters I really like, from a variety of books, but I think Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones is one of my all-time favourites – he’s a complex and interesting person who wants to do the best he can, and isn’t afraid to do what might be unpopular, plus he’s smart and brave. 

6. What genre(s) do you write about? 

I mostly write crime mysteries/thrillers, but I have also written a couple of sci-fi novels I intend publishing eventually and a children’s adventure/mystery a la Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.

7. What is your favourite book?

This is such a tough question, I like so many books in so many different genres.

8. What advice would you offer someone new to writing?

I have a few pieces of advice to give, but if I’m honest, I don’t consider myself qualified to give advice, I haven’t yet earned the right. That said, write as much and as often as you can, and read plenty.

9. Please tell me about your current or upcoming release. 

 My upcoming release is a thriller about a serial killer attacking the daughters of a small English village, Written In Blood is due out in April.



Book Name:
Where There’s A Will

Book Blurb: A kidnapped teen, held who knows where

 3.5 million Euros are demanded in ransom, but is that all the kidnappers want?

Inspector Stone is tasked with finding the girl and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it’s almost impossible. When it turns out that the Russian Mafia might be involved in the kidnapping, things begin to spiral out of Stone’s control.  Unknown to either Stone or Alice’s parents, the kidnappers have more in mind than collecting a ransom.  Stone needs to find Alice before the ransom can be paid and the kidnappers can make good on their threats. Or it won’t just be Alice that becomes a victim to their deadly plans…

Book Release Date: Nov 2016

Website: https://arcbookblog.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcarver87

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15944488.Alex_R_Carver

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alex-R-Carver/e/B01MATQCGL/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Author Spotlight | Meet Julie Gerber-Tortured Souls: The House on Wellfleets Bluff


1. Please tell me a bit about yourself

I am a nurse, but I haven’t worked outside the home in years. I have built a career that started with blogging. I created a business where I help authors run their social media and book promotions, and then I began publishing as well. One of my favorite things to do is beta read for authors and many of them are award-winning, best-selling authors! Some of my best friends are people I met online. I love the beach, reading, and spending time with my family. I have a Pekingese rescue and she never leaves my side.


2. How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing a few years. I am working on my first solo book after co-authoring two books that were published in 2016.

3. Is writing your full-time job? Or do you have a career/job outside of writing?

Away We Go Media is the company I built, and that is my full-time job. I enjoy it so much, I am not sure I want that to change. I do enjoy writing when I can. I am also a nurse, but that is my backup plan. 

4. What is the most challenging or least favourite part of writing?

The most challenging part of writing are the distractions. I have two sons. When they are awake, it is almost impossible to focus enough on writing. When they are asleep, I am either tired from working all day or working on something else. I have to make myself write, but I do enjoy it once I get started.


5. Who is your favourite character and/or villain and why?

Don’t laugh. Pippi Longstocking. She has always been one of my favorites. She was a big part of my childhood so I hold her very near to my heart. I devoured those books and I loved that she was strong and could take care of herself. I loved that she wasn’t afraid to be herself. She was loyal and kind. 

6. What genre(s) do you write about?

I have written a paranormal book and a self-help book.

7.What is your favourite book? 

I have a few. I love Gone With The Wind, Pride and Prejudice, and The Chronicles Of Narnia. My favorite indie books are the Slow Burn series by Bobby Adair and Affliction Z series by LT Ryan. I love zombies and end-of-the-world/apocalyptic books. If I find a good one, I can’t put it down.

8.What advice would you offer someone new to writing? 

Avoid vanity publishers. Self-publishing is easy and will save you a lot of money. If you want to go with a traditional publisher, find someone that will pay you. It shouldn’t be the other way around. Also, don’t stop writing, but find a balance. If you don’t put any effort into marketing and promotions, don’t expect people to find your books and read them.

9. Please tell me about your current or upcoming release. 

I am a couple of chapters into my first solo book. I don’t have a release date, but I hope to have it out sometime this year. The book is loosely based on my great-aunt. She was one of the first female doctors in North Carolina and faced many challenges along the way. I have always been fascinated with her story.


Book Name: 

Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book

Book Blurb:

Social media guru, Julie A. Gerber and award-winning author of forty-three best-selling books, Carole P. Roman, team up to travel the winding road of self-publishing, promoting, and marketing a book. Join these two experts as they share their vast store of experience in an easy to read book.

Learn why you need a beta reader and the importance of a good editor. Make a list of what you need to do when choosing an illustrator. Compare the many ways to promote your book.

Navigating Indieworld will end up being your travel guide as you journey from writer to published author.

Book Release Date: August 31, 2016

Book Name: Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs

Book Blurb: 

In some towns, the past is easily forgotten. Not in Wellfleet Bluffs. Lynne and Jason buy their dream house online and quickly move to the quaint little town. After unexplained events send them looking for answers, will they become a forgotten part of history or will they find the answers and help the ghosts of the past find peace?

Book Release Date: April 25, 2016

Website: http://www.awaywegomedia.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwayWeGoMedia 

https://www.facebook.com/THEJAGERBER

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Awaywegomedia_

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15215458.Julie_A_Gerber

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101471856155148729010

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.A.-Gerber/e/B01EXQSLFW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

Author Spotlight | Meet Carole P. Roman: If You Were Me And Lived on…Mars #kidlit

I love reading children’s books..Omg.  Wait.  Did I just say that out loud? Lol.  Now that I have kids, it gives me an excuse to read them.  

It’s not everyday that I get to meet an author of a children’s book, so I was stoked to be able to do a Q&A session with Carole P. Roman.

1.  How long have you been writing?

I started writing in 2012 when my kids dared me to write a book. I started with Captain No Beard and forty books later, I am doing about 6 books per year.

2.  Was this your dream job as a kid? If not, what did you want to be? 

I always wanted to be a writer, but my first dream was being an actress. My parents urged me to become a teacher, because of the stability and I ended up owning several businesses unrelated to anything in my life. We employ hundreds of people. I have made an impact in my field, starting with nothing, so I do have my dream job. Writing is icing on a very large cake.

3.  What is your favorite genre?

Love romance, regency is my favorite. I love to read history non-fiction. I’ll read anything, though. I have to read like I have to breathe.

4.  Least favorite genre?

None.


5. Is writing your full-time job? Or do you have a career outside of writing?

I am president of several corporations ranging from transportation to real estate. All the businesses are family owned and I have fun every day of my life.

6.  If you could be any character, who would it be and why?

My favorite books are ShoGun. I loved the character Blackthorn- his sense of adventure and ability to learn. 

7.  What genre do you write about?

Children’s’ fiction and non-fiction

 8.  What is/are your current release(s)?

If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars. It’s part of my culture series and takes children on a trip out of this world. This book explores what life would be like on the Red Planet.

I also just finished One to Ten Squirrel’s Bad Day which is a book about coping when problems seem overwhelming. Lastly, If You Were Me and lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire was released. It touches on life for a young girl living under Mansa Musa’s rule. It explains the customs and culture of the vast Mali empire.


If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars by Carole P. Roman

What It’s About

Join Carole P. Roman when she blasts off to colonize the planet Mars, in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change. See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler.

Book Release Date:
January 9, 2017

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