Showing posts from January, 2012

Author Spotlight: Troy McCombs

Horror fans!  This post is for you! 

Welcome Troy McCombs!

1. What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far?
I love writing horror! That's my forte and my favorite genre. I've written a number of stories, and several novels. I do, however, have a few stories that aren't horror at all. The Graveyard is a coming-of-age drama with some fantasy elements attached; The Music of 1997 is about a young man who travels back in time while listening to certain songs from a certain era. It all depends on where my imagination wants to go on a given day :) I also write screenplays: some horror; action; drama, etc...
2.  When is your next book being published?
Don't know yet. I'm working on a new novel: a crime/thriller/science fiction tale. I don't want to give out any details yet, though, about it. I do have another horror I wrote last year that I'm trying to publish. It's a post-apocalyptic series entitled 'Darkworld'.

3.  When did you start w…

Author Spotlight: Charlotte Blackwell

In my never ending attempt to reach readers of various genres, today I would like to welcome Charlotte Blackwell, author of the Embrace Series for YA paranormal romance lovers!

What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far?
I write young adult, paranormal romance. Currently I have three books out in the Embrace series. A series about vampires, witches, family and friends and finding who you and where you belong.
When is your next book being published? Everlasting Embrace is the fourth instalment in the Embrace Series and I hope to release it before spring.
When did you start writing? I began wring at the end of 2008. Since then writing has fully taken over and after many years of wondering who I was and where I belonged I have found myself.
What inspired this piece of work? I have always been a lover of the supernatural (mostly witches and vampires). After seeing Twilight in the theatres I decided to write my own story. I loved being taken back to high school, to a ti…

Author Spotlight: Maranda Russell

Please extend a warm welcome to author Maranda Russell!  This is the first time that I have hosted an author that specializes in children's books!  So, if you have little ones between the ages of 3 and 9, this is for you!

1. What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far? I write children’s books, mostly picture books or short stories. I have one print picture book available right now entitled “Ode to Icky”, as well as two ebooks entitled “In Memory of Dad” and “Weezie, the Elephant with Allergies”. 2.  When is your next book being published? I don’t have a release date yet, but I have signed contracts with two different publishers for upcoming picture books.
3.  When did you start writing and what inspires you the most? I have been writing since I first learned how. What inspires me the most are everyday relationships, emotions and events. My two favorite genres to read are realistic fiction and humor, which happen to be the two genres I find myself writing mo…

Please welcome Dave Cleinman to the Spotlight!

It is an honor to have the great Dave Cleinman as a guest on my blog!  Enjoy the read!

What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far?
I have written four novels. Two published and available: Toys In The Attic, a psych thriller and Principle Destiny, a modern fantasy/political thriller.
Two are in revision: Snowdragons and Black Blade. Sci fi and fantasy, respectively.
I have written a short how-to called The Article Marketer’s Guide

When is your next book being published?
I have a horror short called MindEater that will be available this week.
I have a teen fantasy in the works which will be available in a couple months.

When did you start writing?
I began my first novel in middle school, just after finishing The Lord of The Rings. I was thirteen and, as you might imagine, it was too much like LOTR to be much good. I have since begun to revise it, however, and once again it softly breathes.
What inspires you the most?
I am most inspired by the goodness of people. To me, th…

Author Spotlight: K.T. Dixon! PLUS GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone!  Yes, the rambling southerner is back!  This time, I bring to all of you a fellow southerner!

I would like to introduce the fantastic K.T. Dixon!  Ever the quintessential Southern Gentleman, K.T. has graciously offered the opportunity to win one electronic copy of each of his books.

All you need to do is post a comment below by Friday, January 20th at midnight (EST) to enter.  Please remember--you must include your email address in your post so I can contact you when you win!

Enough of MY rambling...on with the show!

What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far?
My books are basically lighthearted action/adventures, with a hint of romance. When I started the first novel, I wanted to write a book that would be the perfect read for a day at the beach. From the reviews I’ve received, and the e-mails sent from readers, I hit my target pretty much right on.
When is your next book being published?
Hopefully, before Christmas 2012.  My most recent book, Son…