AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Laura Dunaway

My Author Spotlight this week is a woman that I have come to know via Facebook, and she’s one of the kindest people I’ve “met.” It’s always nice when you connect with someone who shares the same fears and hopes you do. Although, the more writers I meet, the more I find a recurring theme…big dreams and sometimes bigger fears, but all of them have taken the leap to see theirs through. And that’s what Laura Dunaway has done…

Synopsis of Distorted:

Distorted

Distorted

Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions. 

Then there’s Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He’s sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He’s accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more.

Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.

Who will end up winning Aly’s heart?

Get to know…

Laura Dunaway

Laura Dunaway

  1. Distorted is your first novel, a story about unrequited love on several levels. Is that a subject you are familiar with? What about this story was so important for you to share? ~ It’s definitely not something I am familiar with.  It was completely made up in my head.  Not sure I felt there was anything important to share necessarily.  I’m just a huge romantic at heart and love the angst of a romance.
  2. What made you choose Distorted, as the title of your book? ~ Because the whole story is completely distorted, especially a certain scene.
  3. Is there any part of your story that you can relate to personally? ~ Not at all.
  4. When you create your characters, are they based on anyone you know? Are there any characters that are a large piece of you? ~ No, they’re not at all.  Aly is a part of me in her being so wrapped up in a guy and how emotional she is.
  5. Have you always wanted to be an author? ~Yes!
  6. What is your favorite part of creating a story? ~ Being able to write from the heart.  I love it when my characters speak to me and tell me how they think the story should go.  I love having the inspirations and being able to create that whole story.
  7. What do you consider the hardest part of writing? ~ Focusing.  I have so many story ideas in my head, it’s hard for me to focus on just one.
  8. You self-published. Did you attempt traditional publishing, first? ~ Nope, I always knew I’d self-publish.
  9. As we both have discussed, you can’t please everyone. You have gotten some wonderful reviews, but how do you handle negative reviews? Do you read them, or choose to ignore them? ~ I am very emotional so I thought negative reviews would kill me.  So far, I’ve handled them okay.  I have to remind myself it’s one person’s opinion and I knew going in not everyone would like my story.  I used to read them all the time but now I don’t check much anymore.
  10. Who would you consider your inspiration personally? Professionally? ~ So many people in my life.  My parents, my husband, my grandparents, siblings.  That’s probably more than you intended but I come from a very close and supportive family.  Professionally I also have many.  My editor, Jennifer Roberts-Hall, is a huge one.  She keeps me going and is my cheerleader.  I wouldn’t be here still if it weren’t for her.
  11. What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment? ~ That I WROTE a book!!! 🙂
  12. What do you feel is the biggest misconception about writing? ~ That it’s easy.  It’s not.
  13. If someone asked for your advice about writing a book, what would it be? ~ Do it!  Don’t let anything hold you back.  You can ask a million people for advice but ultimately, it’s up to you and how you want to do it.
  14. If you had to choose, who would be your top 3 favorite authors? Why? ~ Wow, this is tough. I love Mary Higgins Clark.  I love mysteries and have been reading her books since I was a teenager.  My grandmother and I would always read and talk about her books when we were finished.  I think she is a great author and a great role model. I also love a new up and coming author, RE Hunter.  I have been privileged to be able to read her book that will be out in November, Undone.  It is such a great book and the male MC is going to be everyone’s next book boyfriend.  Watch out ladies, you’re in for a treat. I also recently found a great author named Whitney G.  She wrote Mid Life Love and I absolutely loved this book.  She is very sweet and has the sequel to that coming out soon.  If you haven’t read her, do it.
  15. Are you reading anything right now? What? ~ Yes, I am reading Arsen by Mia Asher.
  16. Are you working on another book now? If so, what can you tell us about it and when do you hope to publish? ~ I am working on the sequel to Distorted.  It’s about the guy she didn’t choose and his HEA.  I am hoping to publish in January.
  17. If you could say anything to your readers, what would you say? ~ Thank you so much for reading my book.  That’s what every writer dreams of when they publish, that someone will read their book.  We put our heart and souls into our work and to have someone take the time to read it means the world to us.  Thank you.

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Don’t You…

…Forget About Me

As of yesterday, I had no clue what I was going to post today, and even thought, maybe I would skip this week.

**DISCLAIMER: After reading today’s post, you might agree, I should have shelved it. 😉

The NEW cover of Being There.

Being There

As most of you know, I published my first novel, Being There, this past July. Before that, over the last year and half, I’ve been reading…quite a bit. Enough to annoy most people, but not as much as some other people I know. (You know who you are.)

Anyhoo, as an avid reader and lover of authors, I disappeared into the stories and had mad-crushes on these fabulous ladies’ brains. (No offense to men, I just haven’t read any book, as of late, by men.) It was easy for me to imagine that the stories they were writing came easily to them, and they worked some sweet magic to make them come alive in my head. Oh yeah, and that they lived a dream life.

Cut to present day…the one where I have written the aforementioned book, and am working on another:

What I assumed is “typical” writer behavior, influence, motivation or style is now completely out the window, because I see things from the other side. BUT, I’m only speaking from my personal experience, and will not assume this is the case for other writers.

You see, I have disappeared, rarely seeing the light of day, except when it is actually necessary. I could quite possibly be a vampire, if I knew anything about being one.

So what does this all mean; what is my point? Well, let me give you a rundown of a “Day in the Life of TK.” Are you ready? Okay, here it goes:

I get up (Thank God!) and get the kids up and out of the house. I rush out to the gym (if I make it) and come home and write. I try to eat some lunch followed by another writing attempt. Kids come home and we rush to do homework before extracurriculars begin. Drop off begins for the sports, only to turn around for pick up. Come home, eat dinner, get kids in bed, followed by a third and final writing attempt, which ends up being mostly Facebook fun. Sprinkle in some texts, the occasional lunch dates, and there you have it. 

So, A Day in the Life of TK; uneventful and yet, so much is left undone. I have to ask…did you notice anything missing here in this list of things I do? Well, if you didn’t I won’t point it out. I pretty much stay home all day, and if I don’t leave the house, guess what….I get to hang in my PJs all day. Not so much bragging about it, because, it’s cool, but only for a short time. I have some writer friends who, along with myself, could very likely form a club where the one thing that doesn’t get taken care of, is ourselves. But then I’d have to add to that that our kids probably do a fair amount complaining, spouses get a little annoyed and don’t get me started on the house.

Ultimately, we take care of all these things, but the one thing neglected is us.

Exhibit A
I walked into my kitchen and it looked like it still contained 3 nights worth of dishes and crap. It was a mess, and that’s putting it mildly. At this point, I realized, okay….I’ve got some things to take care of. Don’t believe me? See Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Exhibit A ~ Before & After

I can’t show you Exhibit B, because, that would be me. OMG…I could use a little more of a schedule in my day in order to actually get some me time in. (Writing doesn’t count, it’s work because I have to use my brain.) I dubbed myself Queen of Procrastination, long ago; so I’ll get around to taking that shower, changing my clothes, coloring my hair and putting on makeup, at some point. In the meantime, I have too many thoughts running in my head that I am desperate to write down.

So there ya have it. A blog post that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything, but it’s my world today. Maybe some of my writer friend will weigh in with their thoughts on this??? And just in case you were wondering, I’m not at all complaining!! I’m doing something that I have wanted to do for so long. This life is truly a dream come true and I wouldn’t trade it. 😉 Thanks for checking in a seeing what random thing I had to say today. And check back tomorrow…another Author Spotlight.

XO
~TK

~Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds….this just makes me laugh all around! It’s just too fitting 😎

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – S. Celi

This week’s author spotlight features none other than Mrs. Sara Celi, author of The Palms & The Undesirable. I recently had a chance to read The Palms and asked Sara if she would mind talking a little about her books and what she has coming up.

Continue reading for the synopsis of: The Undesirable

The Undesirable

The Undesirable

This book is Mature YA/ New Adult. It is recommended for readers 14 and over.

What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie?

Charlotte Walker knows how to live under the rule of The Party. She has managed for 18 years. She helps out her drunken mother and keeps life going at a familiar, steady pace. She doesn’t ask questions, even though she has many of them in her heart.

Fostino Sanchez knows how to live under the rule of The Party, too. For 19 years, he’s worked to be the perfect Party member. He knows what must be done to keep Maxwell Cooper in power, and how to find the The Undesirables that threaten to take away everything that matters.

As the months go by, what matters most to Fostino is Charlotte Walker.

While their love blooms, danger comes to Charlotte and Fostino’s small hometown of Harrison Corners, OH. Threats they never knew existed could take away all that they care about. And just when these two teens think they know what will come next, Charlotte learns the truth about a secret she has long suspected.

What Charlotte finds out changes everything.

EVERYTHING.

THE UNDESIRABLE is Charlotte Walker’s story, from her point of view. It is a thrilling, suspenseful tale of love, curiosity, adversity, and maturity against the backdrop of a futuristic war.

Should Charlotte trust Fostino with what she knows? Can she trust anyone? Will she find it in herself to rise up against terrible odds? What if the ultimate Undesirable is her?

 Get to know…

S. Celi

S. Celi

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions and let people know about you! I am quickly discovering that there are, not only talented, but genuinely wonderful writers who support each other at any given time. It goes without saying, that you, my friend, are one of the good ones!

  1. I haven’t had the chance to read your recently published novel, The Undesirable, yet, but I did just finished reading The Palms. It was a really enjoyable novella! Was this your first book? What do you feel was the hardest part?  The Undesirable was my first book. It was really hard for me to write, because it is such a dark story, but I had those characters and the story in my head for a long time. The Palms was much lighter—a nice break set in my favorite vacation town.
  2. The Palms centers around Trent and Lauren, who run into each other after ten years. What do you feel is the most important “takeaway” of their story?  I think some of the best parts of life are the unexpected moments we have to change our future.
  3. What is your favorite part of creating a story? I love the revision process. I feel like the story really grows during that time!
  4. As we know, there are thousands of self-published authors out there, what do think is the biggest misconception about the industry? That it’s easy to do!
  5. What was it about writing that was intriguing to you? Have you always wanted to write a book? I always knew I would write several books, even as a young child, when all I had was a love of reading. I wrote my first book in college after years of writing short stories. Then I focused almost a decade on journalism before finding my creative voice again.
  6. What do you consider the hardest part of writing? The best?  The hardest part for me is finishing a project. I have to set deadlines or I’ll tinker forever on it! The best part is having a reader take the time to look at my work.
  7. I know that you have received great reviews for both of your books, which is fabulous! How do you handle the rare occasions where you receive a negative review? Do you read them or avoid them? I invite and appreciate all feedback because it helps me to grow. Even the most scathing review has a takeaway that will make my future projects improve.
  8. Who would you consider your inspiration personally? Professionally? Jamie McGuire, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Mitchell, Colleen Hoover, and Kate Middleton, and Grace Kelly are huge inspirations to me for various reasons.
  9. What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment? I like to think my biggest accomplishment is something I have not yet discovered in my life—that I’m growing each day and on a journey to a better me with each moment.
  10. If someone asked for your advice about writing a book, what would you say?  Be prepared to work, take feedback, and grow with each moment!
  11. Do you have a favorite author, if so, who? How in the world could I choose?
  12. What is your favorite book of all time? Another hard pick! I do, however, read The Great Gatsby every year, so I guess it’s that.
  13. Are you reading anything now? If so, what are you reading right now? I’m  always reading something!  Right now, it’s Such Great Heights by Chris Cole. I love it so far! Go grab it!
  14. Are you working on another book now? If so, do you have a name for it? When do you hope to publish? Right now, Prince Charming is in the edit stages. It has a release date of January 28th. Here is the page for it on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18131040-prince-charming
  15. If you could say anything to your readers, what would you say? Thank you for reading!

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Hopeless Wanderer

The theme of today’s post is simple:

I LOVE Mumford & Sons!

Lawn at Mumford & Sons

Lawn at Mumford & Sons

The first time I heard of them was when they performed on the Grammy’s with Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers a few years ago. My mom, sister and I fell in love immediately. So much, in fact, that we had purchased tickets to see Avett when they came to town, but it was rescheduled and we never saw them. 😦 My sister is a major Mumford & Sons fan…so much, that she had tickets to THREE, yes, 3, shows! I was so happy last spring when they added a Houston show, so that I would finally get to see them.

So last night, it happened. After all the waiting, anticipation and high expectations, we FINALLY got to see Mumford & Sons live. What did we think…..

AH-MAY-ZING!!!!!

I have been to numerous concerts ranging from pop (i.e. NKOTB…I’m not ashamed), classic (Van Halen….helz yes!), rock (STP, Bush, Foo Fighters and an endless list) and even Jimmy Buffett (sorry, not sure how to classify that one, LOL). But this was, by far, the BEST show I have ever been to! Those boys (sorry, men), know how to put on a fantastic show!

If you have ever been the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, you know that your place on the lawn can sometimes not be the best. Well, I’m sure that’s true at any outdoor venue. However, my friend and I got there 1 hour before the gates opened, with my kids, and once in, got center stage, edge of the lawn seats. O.M.G….I don’t think I could have asked for better placement. 😉

I have watched Mumford & Sons, The Road to Red Rocks, many times since I have it on my DVR. Watching that made me so excited, but RR is THE venue for artists, so I figured there is no way our show could compare. I was so wrong in that assumption, and I am happy to admit it! They were energetic, fun and awesome showmen. The moment they took the stage, the crowd was on their feet, singing along and dancing to the music. I’m still in a state of shock that I was actually there, because they were that good. And, I couldn’t help but take notice of the lighting, because it was so damn cool! Every song was great, but my two favorites had to be I Will Wait and The Cave because you could hear the audience sing along, and that just gave me chills.

If you ever get the chance to see Mumford & Sons, I cannot say enough about the awesomeness that IS M&S! I will go again and again if given the opportunity. Needless to say, today’s blog title has EVERYTHING to do with how much I loved last night and how grateful I am that I got to be a part of such an epic night! I only wish they had played this song. 🙂

We were awe-struck!

We were awe-struck!

Come back tomorrow for our regularly scheduled blog, not already in progress! 😎

XO
~T

Dear Prudence…

It was just over two months ago that I published Being There, and I’ve learned a few things along the way that I thought I would share:

  1. If you want do something, I mean, really want to do it, you will find a way to make it happen. You may fail, but you’ll never know if you never try. Mine was to write a novel, and watching that dream turn into a reality is beyond amazing. I want that for everyone who dreams big!
  2. Accept help from people when they offer it, and ask for it when you need it. There are so many amazing writers who have done things and carved the path for the rest of us. Don’t ride their coattails, but learn from them and make your own way. Respect the time, energy, and resources they expended to grow their brand; grow your’s with hard work and determination, just like they did.
  3. You have to have a thick skin to do this, and if you don’t have one, grow it fast. People aren’t going to hold back to spare your feelings, but take them with a grain of salt. You can’t please everyone all the time. Be okay with that.
  4. Like most things in life, not everything comes easy. I have had moments where I’m unsure if I’m doing what I’m meant to do. Fortunately for me, these WFFDs take the opportunity to remind me (and others like me) why we do what we do…because we love it. Anything worth having is worth fighting for, so whatever it is you want out of life, career, family or faith, fight for it.
  5. If you don’t like something, change it. Nothing is set in stone until you decide you’re done. So do with it, what you want, and tune out the naysayers, because they are there.

Well, that just about sums up my thoughts on the last two months of being published. It’s been an awesome ride and changes everyday.

In the meantime… 😉

My, still UNTITLED #1 WIP has been sitting idle, while I work on UNTITLED #2 WIP. The good news is, #2 has a title!! If you were on Facebook last night, you would have seen the I HEART BOOKS takeover **exclusive**, featuring yours truly. Visit their Facebook page for all the details. It was so much fun!

Who am I kidding, I can’t keep a secret, or wait! So, the title of BOOK#2 is….

MINE TO LOSE

Needless to say, I am busy working on Ryan and Emogen’s story, spoiler alert…it’s a love story! Ha-ha. I’ll share more, very soon, or you can get a little spoiler on the I HEART BOOKS page.

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 😉 If you don’t know, The Beatles are one of my favorite bands of all time. This song was just fitting!

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Kimberly Stedronsky

I have to say, I am so very excited to spotlight my friend and wifey, Kim! She is the author of the amazing Roam Series novels, which include: Roam, Fall, Rise, Rush, Rule, Reign and West (a novella). Up to this point, I have read the first three and I absolutely LOVE them. Kim has a beautiful writing style and a very creative imagination, both of which keep me reading. So here we go…

Synopsis for the book that started it all: ROAM!! 🙂

Roam (Book #1)

Roam (Book #1)

Roam Camden is a bright girl in small town Ohio, eager to graduate high school and pursue her dreams of teaching history. Her well-planned path includes Logan, her life-long best friend… and now boyfriend. 

On the first day of her senior year she meets the new history teacher, West Perry, and senses that there is something deep within her soul that remembers him… and a life they once shared.

Roam quickly learns that her fate is not as simple as she once believed. She has spent six lifetimes, as far back as the fifteenth century to as recently as the 1970s, struggling to survive a prophecy that has forsaken her… and the man that she has loved throughout time. 

Evil is near, and now, in their last life together, West must protect Roam for the last time, save their unborn child… and in turn, save our world.

Violence/ 17+ Sexual Situations/ Mild Profanity

Get to know…

Kimberly Stedronsky

Kimberly Stedronsky

I’m so glad that you agreed to answer some questions for my Author Spotlight. I know that you are busy raising a family and working, not to mention, writing. So, THANK YOU!

  1. Did you always want to be a writer?  I really have. My Barbies used to go through the most dramatic trials. Jem and Ken were totally having an affair behind Barbie’s back, until Skipper (that little snitch) ratted them out. Eventually I just transferred their drama to paper. I wrote all through high-school and college, but went through a ten year chunk of writer’s block when my daughter was born. The idea for Roam came to me one day last year, and that was it. Writer’s block over. Now I can’t stop!
  2. You self-published your first book, Roam, a year ago. What was it like when you first published? Did you ever want to go the traditional route? I read through the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self-publishing, and ultimately decided I wanted complete control over my work (for now.) That also meant learning a LOT by trial and error, but it was a good experience. I was really had such little exposure to the indie author world, and I hit PUBLISH all giddy and stupidly naïve. Thanks to some fantastic readers and reviewers, though, those first months of being published were just amazing. I’m very grateful!
  3. What do you consider the hardest part of writing? What is your favorite part? For me, the absolute hardest part of writing is needing to write, but not having the time. My favorite part is the story! Imagination is limitless (okay that was corny) but really, anything is possible. I love to make the impossible real by supporting it with factual evidence. Um… so… fiction. That was lame. Wow lol
  4. As you know, I am a HUGE fan of your books. When you wrote Roam, was it always your intention to turn it into a series? Thank you!! Yes, I’d always intended for Roam to be a series. I knew it would take at least 6-7 books to fully tell the story. I knew the overall plot from the beginning. I am a huge fan of family sagas and series, and building characters to their fullest potential.
  5. The Roam series has many geographic and historical references, along with the fantasy part. I loved the way you melded them together. Did you like history growing up? Are these references an extension of that? I loved history because it was filled with the seediest stories imaginable. I was horrible at memorizing dates and names, but the stories I’d never forget. More than anything, the idea of past lives and reincarnation intrigued me. I wanted to write a smart fantasy that would combine elements of geography and history with magic and imagination.
  6. I’ve heard readers refer to West as the “ideal” leading man. What is about him that you think appeals to your readers? One thing I’ve learned about West Perry… readers are fiercely loyal to this man! Apart from being an incredibly hot immortal (that helps) he is also flawed… he doesn’t succeed at everything, but he fights to the death for Roam. He also treats her with respect, which makes him attractive to most women on a relatable level.
  7. I loved the names of the characters in your book. West and Roam, especially! Where did you come up with the names? Kind of a funny story… the town bordering mine is Perry, and every morning I drive to work and get stuck at the same stop light in West Perry. Most of the names in Roam are places in Ohio (Logan, Morgan, Roam -spelled Rome-, Troy, Camden…) I need to show my Ohio some love! Roam, of course, is my favorite B52’s song. 
  8. Is there any part of your books that you can personally relate to? Do any of the characters have traits that are you?  I can definitely relate to Roam’s innocence and early maturity, and her relationship with an older man (my own husband is almost ten years older than I am, and I met him with I was eighteen.) I didn’t have any hot teachers like Mr. Perry though. I probably would have had way better attendance in high school, lol. I’m also embarrassingly impulsive, like Eva. Everyone loves that above me 🙂
  9. When your readers contact you about your books, what do they say? I absolutely love my readers. They are phenomenal, intelligent people, and I’ve made some great friends through my writing. They write to me to let me know how much they enjoyed the series and that I am a wonderful writer. That compliment makes me tear up every time. 
  10. The series ended with Reign, but I know that you have another book due in October. Eighth Note is your newest novel, what can you tell us about this book?  Eighth Note (Fire Ballad One) is a spin-off of the Roam Series. This is a stand-alone PNR/Horror featuring Eva, Will, and Cole from the Roam Series.Eva has a very popular music blog called Fire Ballad, and Cole enlists her help in solving the strange death of a famous pop star, Nina Fayette. The surveillance videos of her suicide lead them to the Catskills in New York, and then to the studio where she died. The last song that she recorded begins to leak into the media, and everyone who listens is sentenced to a horrifying death.As an immortal filled with magic, Eva feels that she can stop the gruesome suicides by taking on the evil herself.This series, unlike the Roam Series, is heavily paranormal/ horror. Which I love. A whole lot.
  11. Who would you consider your inspiration personally? Professionally? My personal inspiration- that’s a hard one. I don’t know what I’d do without my incredibly supportive family and friends. Music inspires me mostly. Professionally, I grew up being inspired by the incredible stories of Stephen King, Judith McNaught, and VC Andrews before she passed away. Lately, I’ve discovered some new, amazing writers in our indie author community, and my TBR list is overflowing. I adore movies, of course. Feels trite saying it, but it’s true.
  12. What do your kids and husband think about your writing? Have they read your books? My husband, Brian, is so supportive. He’s an avid reader, like me. He’s also SUPER sarcastic, tactless, and brutally honest. Did I mention he’s a Marine vet? And a stand-up comedian? **long low whistle** yeah, not the best audience as your first critic. I had no idea what to expect when he began reading Roam. A few chapters in, he turned to me and said, “Holy shit, Kimee, I can’t believe you wrote this. I keep reading and forgetting that it’s you!”Best compliment I ever got. Ever.My children are proud of me, and I let my oldest daughter (she’s 14) read Roam, Fall, and Rise. She loved them, which of course made me proud. I did not let her read Rush, Rule, or Reign yet, and absolutely not West, the novelette. Dear God, no.  No, no, no. LOL
  13. What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment would be motherhood, and it’s still a work in progress. Not my job, or my books, or my Early Childhood Education degree, etc. Creating tiny humans that grow to be nice adult humans is hard work, and I’m determined to make sure they make the world better… at least to everyone’s lives they touch.
  14. If someone asked for your advice about writing a book, what would it be? Do it. Who cares who likes it or who doesn’t. Who cares if it’s about Mary Sue who falls in insta-love with Neanderthal caveman rockstar. Who cares. Entertain. Amuse. Shock. Invoke emotion. Who cares if you are a bestseller, or not, or make lists, or don’t, or see your book in stores… or just in your own child’s hands? In the grand scheme of things, do what you love, and maybe leave behind a few stories that touched someone in this short, beautiful life. (I’m usually not that profound. Rare moment of wisdom.)
  15. Do you have a favorite author? I have so many depending on genre and my mood. Have you read Mo Willems?? His books are hilarious! That darn pigeon, lol!             
  16. Are you reading anything right now? I just finished Beats (Kendall Grey) which just rocked. I love all her books. I’m patiently dying for Madeline Sheehan’s Unattainable, and I am REALLY looking forward to TK Rapp’s next book!! **impatiently taps foot and raises eyebrows expectantly in interviewer’s general direction**
  17. If you could say anything to your readers, what would you say? I love and respect each of you, and thank you from my soul for the support, kindness, and friendship you’ve given me. Emails, texts, FB messages, calls, reviews… I am forever in your debt for all the goofy smiles you’ve given me, as well as the new level of self-confidence you’d encouraged me to find. I’m so lucky to have each and every one of you!!

Thank you wifey!! You are such a wonderfully creative writer. I have enjoyed the first three books in the Roam series and I can’t wait to read the rest. I’m dying to read them now, but I have to pace myself! Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. Now get back to writing! 😉

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I think anyone in the “arts” will admit that it’s nerve-wracking letting it all hang out there for the world to see. It’s your heart and soul that you put into the things you do so, naturally, you are protective. You do it for the love of the work, not the accolades. HOWEVER, when you do get the pat-on-the-back, the atta-girl or great job, that definitely helps build your confidence.

I can’t express how overwhelmed I am with some of the reviews that Being There has received lately! I’m humbled and excited that they loved the book and shared their thoughts with their fans and followers. 🙂 Keep reading to see what Bloggers have said.
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Back off my Books

Back off my Books

BEING THERE was a breath of fresh air and took me for a ride.  Scenes were beautifully constructed and had me holding my breath and holding back tears.  I was happy, sad, concerned, fearful, hopeful and elated all within this well written story.  I found myself believing in fate, more than just a concept but as a reality.  BEING THERE will reach deep inside and take hold of you.”
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RMWTPC

RMWTPC

BEING THERE was an incredibly pleasant surprise and in my opinion the sleeper hit of the summer. If you have not read this book, it is a must for your TBR list. The way that TK put together this story and intertwined the characters was not only beautiful, it caused moments of heartbreak, elation, tears and joy. You wouldn’t know this was her first book by reading it.”
Click HERE to read Lisa’s review.
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Falling in Fall

Falling in Fall

“Oh.My.Goodness. Best book I’ve read in a long time! I rated Being There with FIVE LEAVES!! I’m not even sure where to start because I don’t think my review will do it justice. I want to start off with saying that ALL of our FALLowers need to grab this book and give it a go.”
Click HERE to read Lo’s review!
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These ladies have brought the biggest smile to my face with their words! If you haven’t read Being There yet, get your copy by clicking any of the links below:

Amazon
B&N
Diesel
KOBO
Sony eReader
Smashwords

🙂 Tripping Daisy is STILL the $hi+