Jeff Pollak ~ Author Interview

Jeff Pollak, author of First Second Coming, first had the idea for his debut novel on 9/11 as he watched the World Trade Center collapse. In this interview find out all about Jeff’s writing process and get a glimpse into the world of First Second Coming!

Check out Jeff’s book, First Second Coming, below!

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2020 Black Friday Week Reader’s Catalog!!!

2020’s MOST POPULAR READS

TREAT YOURSELF to discounted books by 
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, International, and Amazon Bestselling authors!

Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Romance, and MORE…

The Howl for the Damned Series
By D. Fischer
99c EACH | 11/23-11/29
“Jinx Whitethorn is a witch without magic, and Jacob Trent, the local wolf shifter alpha, is determined to find out what secrets she’s keeping from him.”
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Spellcasters Spy Academy Collection
by Ashley McLeo
$2.99 | 11/24-11/29
“I’m determined to make a name for myself in the espionage world, just like my parents—spymaster legends. My biggest hurdle is getting my magic on board in time for the perilous Culling-year trials.
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Under Winter Lights | Under Midnight Lights
by Bree M. Lewandowski
99c EACH | 11/26-11/29
“Ballet is Martina’s world. Always has been. But underneath the stage lights, behind the curtain and choreography is loneliness.”
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Purple Door District Signed Paperbacks
by Erin Casey
$25 USD for Both Signed Paperbacks | 11/23-11/30 US/UK
“It’s up to the parahumans of the Purple Door District of Chicago to put their differences aside to save Bianca and stop a dark threat from destroying their peaceful community.”
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Timecaster Chronicles Collection
by R. L. Perez
99c | 11/14-12/14
“A fall through time. A reckless witch. A war of monsters.
17-year-old witch Desiree Campbell tries to cast a spell to go to Miami for spring break, but she ends up in Cuba a hundred years in the past.”

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Reborn (Rise of the Realms)
By D. Fischer
99c | 11/19-12/31
“My coven was dying. An illness was sweeping through them, so I did the only thing a witch could: I summoned a Fae. If anyone would have a cure, it would be them. I should have known better.”
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Selfless: A Steampunk Adventure Collection
by S. Breaker
99c | 11/28-11/30
“Mistaken for her imperiled, notorious genius scientist alter ego, Laney’s accidental trip to a parallel world could very quickly turn very deadly.”
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Bloodsport: A Fiction Atlas Vampire Anthology
by CL Cannon, Amy Shaye, LB Carter, & 7 More
99c | 11/23-11/30
“A collection of vampire stories. All proceeds will be donated to International Red Cross.”
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Witches of the Damned Book One & Two
by S. McPherson
99c EACH | 11/17-11/27
“A cursed Fae, a cunning prince, and a cold-hearted warden are all after one thing…Me”
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Enchanted Kingdoms: A Limited Edition Fairytale Anthology
by J.A. Armitage, J.A. Culican, Stacey O’Neal, & 29 More
99c 
“20+ fairytale happily-ever-afters. All proceeds will be donated to Puzzle Peace United.”
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The Enchanted Crossroads
by Dora Blume
FREE | 11/23-11/27
“A Vengeful God. An army of evil warlocks. An inexperienced witch, the world’s only hope…”
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Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles)
by Helen Scheuerer
99c | 11/24-11/27 
“Life was a struggle, but she was clever, even without resorting to magic. Will she embrace her powers?.”
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Deadly Earth Omnibus
by L.B. Carter
$1.99 | 11/26-11/29
“Storms, wildfires, droughts; our home planet has become the enemy. But a mysterious teen might hold the key to survival… if she herself can survive a tug-of-war over her unique abilities. Or can they come together to save the world crumbling around them?”
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Princess Bachelorette: An Exclusive Collection
by Amanda Marin, Emma Savant, & 12 More
99c | 11/16-11/30 US only
“Come on a journey to meet the fairytale princesses you know and love and find out how they met their love match in these never seen before retellings.”
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Netherworld
by K.N. Lee
99c | 11/23-11/30 
“In a world where vampires and angels have devised a peace treaty, humans either live their lives oblivious to the supernatural creatures living amongst them, or actively take part by selling their blood.”
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Jen L. Grey Signed Paperbacks
by Jen L. Grey
Starting at $12.00 
“Over 20 fantasy paperbacks to choose from!”
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Transfixed (Witched of Jackson Square)
by A. Lonergan
99c | 11/27-11/30 
“Freya had always wanted an escape from her life.
When her senior trip to New Orleans goes haywire, she finds her escape.”

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Greybeard: The Ghost of 489
by Sherry Hutchison
99c | 11/22-11/27 
“The legend of Greybeard, the ghost of 489 lingers to this day. His tale begins when he was murdered.”
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Chasing the Lights: Books 1-4
by Sherry Hutchison
1.99 | 11/18-12/30
“Queen Fia, Liam, and their followers had survived for thousands of years in their secret portal world. I found out fairies, ghosts, witches, and even trolls are real.”
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The Ultimate Agent, Book One & Three
by Derek Borne
99c EACH
Your Mission: Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.
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Murphy’s Law: Book One & Two
by K.A. Fox
99c | 11/23-11/30 
“Delaney Murphy has always known she’s the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expects to inherit all her father’s infernal abilities.”
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Alethea (Killing Gods Book One)
by S. L. Mason
99c | 10/1-1/1 
“The study of evolution had come to a standstill when we discovered Terra. It was the perfect incubator for a Millennial Project. But from the beginning, everything has gone wrong.”
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Compel Me (The Last Vocari: Book One)
by Elena Lawson
FREE | 11/26-11/30 
“I go by Rose. But don’t let the delicate name fool you—I’m all thorns. The polished metal stakes strapped to my thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires I’ve lost count.”
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The Jill Shannon Murder Series: Book One & Book Two
by Chris Patchell
Book One: FREE | Book Two: 99c | 11/27-11/29 
“Hurt Jill Shannon once, shame on you. Hurt Jill Shannon twice, she’ll bury you six feet under.”
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Fly Girl
by R. D. Kardon
1.99 | 11/23-11/30 
“Tris Miles is held back by her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She needs to be a Captain–the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake that cost the life of a loved one.”
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Preservation (A Mariska Stevenson Thriller)
by Chuck Lemoine
99c | 11/22-12/1
“An ancient mystery. A paleontologist searching for answers. A deadly web of lies.Dr. Mariska Stevenson has always felt a special connection to the ancient human remains found in the La Brea Tar Pits.”
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Dead Silent: A Boxset Collection
by Judith Lucci, Fiona Quinn, & 20 More
99c | 11/19-1/19 
“Shrouded in mystery, these thrillers by eighteen Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Bestselling Authors, will keep you turning the pages for weeks. It’s a collection that will introduce you to your new favorite writers.”
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The Case of Dr. Dude (Michaela McPherson Mysteries: Book One)
by Judith Lucci
99c | 11/19-12/5
“Retired homicide detective Michaela McPherson put in her twenty and got out. Now, she runs a cop bar and does a little sleuthing on the side with her former partner, retired police dog, Angel. It was a pretty good setup, until she heard about the case.”
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Held in Contempt
by Kat Vaughn
FREE | 11/25-11/29
“From the moment I lay eyes on Judge Xavier Bishop, I know I’m in trouble. He’s an Adonis. The most beautiful man I’ve ever seen.”
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Hard Habit to Break
by KT Web
FREE | 11/25-11/29
“I’ve sworn off guys. My last relationship ended with me in the hospital, my ex-boyfriend in jail, and my best friend narrowly avoiding criminal charges.”
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All I Ask
by KT Web
99c | 11/25-11/29
“In a modern twist on a classic tale, Aria Durant finds herself the center of a deadly plot. A mysterious man draws her into the shadows while an old friend tries to bring her into the spotlight.”
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To Blake, With Love
by KT Web
99c | 11/25-11/29 
“I walked away from everything I knew to protect myself. I don’t know if I’m ready to put my heart on the line for anyone, let alone a hot as hell, surly Irishman. I want to be with him, even if he ruins me.”
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Grim Fairytale Collection Paperback
by D. Fischer
$10.00 | 11/20-11/30 | US SHIPPING ONLY
“This epic grim fairytale collection has award-winning stories – completely new legends written as the fairytales of old.”
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The Forgiving Scoundrel
by Laura A. Barnes
99c | 11/19-11/30
“She never allowed her heart to love another. He had never forgotten her. Will their secrets keep them apart? Or would their love overcome them?”
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Surprised under the Mistletoe
by Krysta Fox
99c | 11/24-12/31
“She’s just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s got what it takes. He’s the playboy nobody dreamed would turn out to be the boss. A surprise kiss under the mistletoe could change everything.”
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Christmas Country Wishes
by Angela Ford
FREE | Until December 31
“Dakota Timmons, a registered nurse, leaves the bustling city life for small town comfort in Washington’s wine country. As a child, she wished for a white Christmas. “
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Love on Tour
by Angela Ford
FREE | Until December 31
“Andi Scott has one love in her life-her career. As a Tour Publicist for country star, Brett Hill, her focus is promotion. Brett has one love in his life-music. “
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Provoked
by Angela Ford
99c | Until December 31 
“She thought she had the perfect marriage until she finds out her husband wants her dead.”
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Sunset Kisses
by Angela Ford
99c | Until December 31 
“Alivia Jones sold her soul to the CEO of Financial Freedom. Sexy, rich and powerful on Wall Street; Brent Atwood wanted Alivia. She wanted his signature on her paycheck.”
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Sin, Repent, Repeat
by A. J. Harlem
FREE 
“Revenge is best served cold. When Shona Williams returns to her hometown, Ironash, as an experienced DI, she has scores to settle. Justice will be delivered. What they did to her was evil.”
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Cross the Stars
by Venessa Kimball
99c | 11/24-11/29
“What would you risk for love? Ella’s an American in a foreign land. Raj is Jordanian royalty. Fate has brought them together and their diverse worlds are about to collide”
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Night of Terror Part One, Two, & Three
by D. Fischer
99c | 11/22-11/29
“How do you explain something that you can’t prove or touch? You know without a doubt that something is there, lurking in the corner, watching your every move yet invisible to the naked eye …”
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The Atonement Trilogy
by Bryan Gifford
Book One: 99c | Book Two: $1.99 | Book Three: $2.99
11/21-11/30

“Cain Taran has fought this war for as long as he can remember. He was just another sword in the endless centuries of conflict until the enemy destroyed his home and all that he held dear.”
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House of Crave: Episode Four
by Hazel Grey
99c | 11/19-11/30
“A splash of supernatural. A whole lot of steam. 
Craving a sizzling hot read? Try House of Crave.”

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The Pandora Shifters (Book One & Two)
by Ulysses Lemolina
Book One: 99c | Book Two: $2.99 | 11/22-12/1
“He only knows himself as “Forty-Seven.” His body is ravaged with scars from decades of beatings. And if Adam hadn’t rescued him, naked, unconscious, and alone in the middle of the Alaskan forest, he’d be dead by now.”
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Until the Stars Fall from the Sky (Hidden Beauty: Book One)
by Mary Crawford
$1.99 | 11/21-11/30
“The existence of love at first sight is doubtful — until it happens to you. As a lifeguard and law student, Jeff Whitaker grasps life head-on after putting his dreams on hold due to a family crisis. But his legendary focus changes when a woman rescues a little boy while Jeff is lifeguarding.”
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The Sector C Series
by Nina Soden
$12.99
Set in a futuristic dystopian where society is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes, selection students are sheltered and raised in a deceptively utopian world. Strict rules are imposed to control population growth, education, and even personal interactions with other members of the Sector, all in the name of safety. When ‘A’ comes of age, she like all youth throughout Sector C and her selection classmates aren’t sent out into the world to find jobs, make money and lead happy carefree lives. They are forced to endure the rigorous physical and mental testing of Selection Week before choosing their destiny or being forced into a fate far worse. Those that make it out alive are announced as sector residence, given a position within the society, and allotted all the privileges of their chosen “culture.” However, when your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have? Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries of the supernatural world and the power of friendship.
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We hope you treated yourself to many books.
You deserve it.

This Catalog Brought to You By Nina Soden #TheRedheadedAuthor and Bestselling & Award Winning Author D. Fischer!


Loren Rhoads ~ Author Interview

We have a very special guest today, Loren Rhoads is the co-author of Lost Angels and Angelus Rose!

Loren Rhoads is the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel Lost Angels about a succubus who sets her sights on an angel and ends up possessed by a mortal girl’s soul. The sequel, Angelus Rose, came out in February 2020.

Loren is the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes, a space opera trilogy set after a galactic war has wiped out much of humanity.

She is also the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She blogs about graveyards as travel destinations at CemeteryTravel.com.


Check out her books below!

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W.M. Martin ~ Author Interview

We have a very special guest today, W.M. Martin is the author of The Fallen Trilogy!

W.M. Martin, author of The Fallen Trilogy, is a writer of fantasy novels and a lover of his black lab, Willow. He’s also quite fond of his wife, Stephanie, and their four (Yes, I said 4) daughters. The stories he writes are inspired by his children. They are the first and last line of defense in regards to ensuring that his readers are certain to enjoy his books. He enjoys writing about female heroes because his daughters are his.


Check out a few of Martin’s books below!

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#Theredheadedauthor Presents the November 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – YOUNG ADULT

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Young Adult selections for November 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the cover image, the title or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

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#1 The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer killer her friend.


#2 Stamped

by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

An exploration of racism and anti-racism in America.


#3 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

by Holly Jackson

While trying to solve a murder-suicide case for her senior project, Pip now finds her life in jeopardy.


#4 Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel

by A.W. Jantha

Poppy fights to save her family from the Sanderson sisters.


#5 All This Time

by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott

Two teenagers suffering from loss find healing in each other.


#6 Punching The Air

by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison, Amal uses the freedom of art to overcome his incarceration.


#7 One Of Us Is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.


#8 The Black Kids

by Christina Hammonds Reed

A wealthy Black teen’s life is shaken up during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.


#9 The Lost Book of the White

by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

Magnus and Alec must retrieve the Book of the White, which is stolen from their apartment.


#10 Dear Justyce

by Nic Stone

Quan, an incarcerated 16-year-old, takes solace in correspondence with his friend Justyce.


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Faith Marlow ~ Author Interview

We have a very special guest today, Faith Marlow is a USA Today best selling author of dark fantasy/paranormal/horror with Vamptasy Publishing.

Check out a few of Faith’s books below!

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#Theredheadedauthor Presents the November 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – FICTION

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Fiction selections for November 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the cover image, the title or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

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#1 A Time For Mercy

by John Grisham

The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.


#2 The Return

by Nicholas Sparks

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.


#3 The Searcher

by Tana French

After a divorce, a former Chicago police officer resettles in an Irish village where a boy goes missing.


#4 The Evening and The Morning

by Ken Follett

In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.


#5 Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.


#6 The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

by V.E. Schwab

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.


#7 Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In 1950s Mexico, a debutante travels to a distant mansion where family secrets of a faded mining empire have been kept hidden.


#8 Troubles in Paradise

by Elin Hilderbrand

The final installment of the trilogy that includes “Winter in Paradise” and “What Happens in Paradise.”


#9 The Book of Two Ways

by Jodi Picoult

After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.


#10 The Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.


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Wayne Miller ~ Author Interview

We have a very special guest today, Wayne Miller is the author of The Confessions of Saint Christopher: Werewolf!

WAYNE MILLER, aka The Evil Cheezman, is the owner and chief creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in providing the finest in entertainment for the stage, the page, and the screen. Miller has written, directed, and produced over a dozen independent stage plays and overseen numerous haunted attractions. He writes weekly content for the websites VAMPIRES.COM, WEREWOLVES.COM, ZOMBIES.ORG, TOPCOMICS.COM, and DARKNESS.COM and has been a featured film reviewer for Legless Corpse Films. A storyteller since before he learned the alphabet–he drew picture books–Miller is a devotee of Edward D. Wood, Jr. (“One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp.”) and William Castle. Think P.T. Barnum meets Edgar Allan Poe. That’s him.


Check out Miller’s book below!

Millions of Christians the world over pray to him every day. Few of those, however, know the true history of the patron saint of travelers. Few know that he was, in fact, a Werewolf. Now at last the story will be told.

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Nicole Higginbotham ~ Author Interview

I’d like to welcome Nicole Higginbotham, author of Complicated Heart, to my site.

Let us start by finding out a little bit about you…

What is your name, and do you write under a pen name? My name is Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, and I do not write under a pen name.

Where do you call home? I am from a small farm town in Iowa.

Obviously, we know you are an author, but some writers have other jobs as well. Do you have another occupation? Do you believe you are any good at it? Do you like what you do? I am a full-time author and a full-time mother. I love both positions, though I do not think being a mother is a job. I also think that I do fairly well at both, but I feel like that is because my heart is in it.

What is your family like? I have three kids and a spouse. I would say that my family is fairly average. I have been married for almost six years now, and we like to spend a lot of our time traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

If it does not bother you, can you let us know what your childhood home looked like? I lived in a house that was 100 years old in the middle of a small-town, and I had a barn in my yard.

Do you have any hobbies, other than writing? What do you enjoy doing? I love art in all forms. I like to paint and draw. I also like to garden and dabble in photography from time to time.

What is your greatest dream? Honestly, my greatest dream is that everyone is at peace and cared for.

What kind of person do you wish you could be? What is stopping you? I think that I am the person that I wish to be. I do feel like a person grows as the years go by, but for the most part, I am happy with who I am.

Not to pry too much, but do you remember your first love? That was so long ago. I really do not remember.

What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I realized that I was fascinated with books when I was eight. I was walking in my school library, and I saw a book that was written by a boy my age. After looking closely at his work, I was inspired to try and create my own story. I started by creating picture books and comics, and later on, I wrote screenplays and for newspapers. It took a while for me to realize that my true calling was writing novellas and novels. I have been writing novellas and novellas for about five years now, and during that time, I have had a lot of support from my friends and grandparents.

What was your dream growing up? Did you achieve that dream? If so, in what ways was it not what you expected? If you never achieved the dream, why not? My dream was to be independent and to go to an Ivy League school. Ironically, life happened, and I did not end up going to that school that I wanted to go to, but I did put myself through college and spend a little time in the military.

Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audiobooks? I prefer paperbacks. I am old school in that way, but I like to be able to flip back and forth through the pages.

Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so, what was it? There are a few books that I read over and over. The one that comes to mind is called Keeping You a Secret by Julie Ann Peters.

What is your opinion of novellas? I am a big fan of novellas. At this point in my life, I barely have time to skim the pages of a long novel, so if I see a novella that I like, I usually pick it up. It gives me a better chance of being able to read the whole thing.

Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? I do not think that I have. I love cover art, but I definitely have to read the description of the book before diving into it.

What is your favorite film based on a book? Harry Potter is probably my favorite. I like how they brought all of the elements together in the movie.

What is your favorite book genre at the moment? I am into romance books at the moment. I like when the books focus on the socialization of the characters.

What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why? Currently, I have picked up a copy of the Pink Bean Series. I like this series because it tells the stories of all of the women instead of just focusing on one character.

What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? I am currently reading the second and third book in the Pink Bean Series as well as a book by J.A. Armstrong. I have extremely limited time to read though as my kids are highly active. These are all in eBook format.

If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why? I would invite Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Mama June, and possibly Todd Chrisley. I think that these individuals would make for a very entertaining party.

Let us shift somewhat and talk about your latest story

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? It is called Complicated Heart, and it is the fourth book in the Avery Detective Agency Series. It follows Parker and Kay as they continue to work on the case that they encountered in the last book and reflects on their future.

After Parker and the Avery Detective Agency leave Kansas, they are contracted to work in conjunction with the ATF and FBI on solving the mysterious oil trafficking case that is plaguing the area. The group is sent to Chicago in an attempt to get to the bottom of the crime ring that is terrorizing local farmers by confiscating oil from their land, but as they dive deeper into the case, figures from the past emerge, and the group might find that the culprit behind the whole thing is right under their nose.

Is the above book part of a series? Yes, this is the fourth book in the Avery Detective Agency Series.

How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)? I used BookBrush to come up with the design.

Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? No, when I write, it has to be quiet.

How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? I based the title on the situations that the characters go through in the book.

Do you have a book trailer? If so, where can we watch it? At this time, I do not.

In your latest novel, who is the lead character, and can you tell us a little about him/her? The lead character is Parker Avery. She is an intelligent, courageous investigator with little patience for technology.

What is your character’s greatest strengths? She is able to empathize with the other characters.

And what are his/her greatest weaknesses? Sometimes, she has trouble opening up about her feelings and processing them.

What are some of his/her favorite foods? She likes steak and wine.

What is a positive quality that your character is unaware that he or she has? She does not know how empowering she is to the other characters.

Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? I think that readers will like this character, because they will be able to identify with her in some capacity.

What first gave you the idea for your latest book? My readers actually asked for a sequel.

Let us talk now about your writing process.

What is your writing style like? Are you a pantster or a plotter? I am usually a plotter. There are times that I write outlines, and I do this, because sometimes, I will have a scene completely thought through. However, that scene may be in the middle of the book, so in order to write out that scene, I have to keep track of what came before it and what will come after.

Have you come across any specific challenges in writing or publishing? What would you do differently the next time? When I first started, I did not know too much about social media or the different formats that books could come in. If I had the chance to start this all over, I would familiarize myself with social media marketing and professional cover design. I would also pick-up an editing program right away, and I would break into the audiobook business much earlier than I had.

Are you a self-published/Indie author or did you publish through a traditional publishing company? I am a self-published author.

If you are a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? Early on, I attempted to go with the publisher that I wanted to publish my work, but I received a series of rejection letters every time I contacted that company. Eventually, my wife encouraged me to go my own route, and since then, it has benefited me.

What is the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? The best advice that I have heard is to do something that you love and to try and inspire good in people by doing it. I think that this is especially important advice, and as I get further into my career, I have been working more towards pieces that are somewhat inspirational. I think that a lot of my earlier work was a bit more personal to me and the situations that I had gone through at that time, but now that I have been writing for a while, I am working towards bettering my writing habits and attempting to lift people up with my newer stories. It is important to empower yourself, but it is also important to empower others.

What advice would you give someone who wants to start writing? The biggest piece of advice that I have is to keep on writing. Sometimes, one reader may not like one of your books, but that does not mean that they will not like another one. This is a difficult industry to break into, and there is a lot of criticism that goes with it. However, it is important to accept the fact that other people have their own opinions and to keep your head up. If you keep writing, you might just write the masterpiece that you have always wanted.

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C. L. Schneider ~ Author Interview

We have a very special guest today, C.L. Schneider is the multi-award-winning author of the urban fantasy series, Nite Fire.

Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, Cindy Schneider grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. Her first full-length novel took shape while she was still in high school, on a typewriter in her parent’s living room. While her main focus is adult epic and urban fantasy, she also pens the occasional thriller or post-apocalyptic story.

Though she has been writing all of her life, Magic-Price (the first installment in The Crown of Stones Trilogy) was her first published novel. With the completion of The Crown of Stones Trilogy, she is embarking on a new path with her multi-award-winning urban fantasy series, Nite Fire.

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