Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Blast you could win $25.00

TITLE: Book Blast: Wacky Wishes by Susette Williams, Illustrated by Jack Foster
Title: Wacky Wishes By Susette Williams Author, Jack Foster Illustrator

About the Book:

Tommy and Suzie find a wishing well and like children do, they begin making wishes. Imagine their surprise when their wishes start to come true! Are spacesuits the new dress code at school? What’s Tommy going to do with three heads? You’ve heard of, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” When Tommy and Suzie's wishing gets out of hand, will they be able to wish away the mess they've created before their wishes run out?
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Susette Williams Author, Jack Foster Illustrator Susette_300_dpiSusette Williams is a Best Selling Author. She loves writing various genres, both for children and adults. She usually can't resist the urge to let her ornery sense of humor shine through in one of her characters and has always believed that laughter helps you deal with the obstacles life puts in your way. Susette and her husband have six wonderful children, all with intriguing and different personalities, like the characters she creates in her novels. Jack Foster has illustrated over 25 children's books. He is a Sunday school teacher, art teacher and the father of five terrific children and eleven wonderful grand kids. He lives just outside of Chicago with his lovely wife, dog and cat. Check out his work at www.jacksillustrations.blogspot.com Follow Susette Williams Website | Facebook | Twitter

Monday, May 13, 2013

Interview Laura J. Marshall



Interview and Free Book

Today we are speaking with Author, Laura J. Marshall.  Her Novella, Persistent Love will be free May 14th & 15th on Amazon find the link below.  

Laura, tell us a little about you?
I have five sons and work full-time from home at my "day job". I love to sew (I make rag quilts) and I love to read.

  


Were big Pet lovers here do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a female cat and a female dog..I prefer to think the three fish my son has are females as well, then I'm not so outnumbered. My dog follows me from room to room during the day. She's a black lab.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes, since high school, but I never thought seriously about it until I started writing children's stories when
my children were young.

When did you start writing?
I've been writing seriously for about six years (meaning...with the belief I could actually write a book).


What would you like to tell us about your current book?
Persistent Love is Christian romantic suspense. The story is about the main character, Tara, who is planning to run away to India to find answers to her mother's death, which she witnessed as a child. The story takes place at Raven's Cliff Castle in the late 17th century in England.

How did you get into Self Publishing?
I had some really great responses from publishers and agents over this book. I actually changed the story quite a bit at one request and then realized it had lost "its heart". So, I changed everything back and decided on one last ditch effort at a publisher. That publisher really took a lot of time with me and with a critique, but I heard yet again..."do this and resubmit". I did take her wonderful advice and implemented the changes, had two editors who I hired go through Persistent Love, and then decided not to wait to launch. I had the tools I needed through friends who had self-published to do it myself.


Did you learn anything along the way as you wrote the book?
Many things. One of the best lessons though was to not let fear rule what I do in regards to writing. This book is about Tara and her fears and in the end, the lessons helped me to release the book to the world.

From start to finish, how long does it generally take you to write a book?
If I am working on it every day, it takes me about a month to write a book..that's not counting editing. My nonfiction devotionals take me about three months from start to finish and that includes edits.

Thanks for visiting with today helpful information would you like to pass on to our Indie Readers
There are some amazing Indie authors out there. I have discovered some of my favorite authors along the way to be Indie authors. I say give them a chance and see what awesome things independent Christian writers are doing out there to glorify God.

Persistent love is free May 14th & 15 check it out

 
Download on Kindle ( http://amzn.com/B00CHAE3QS)
Free Tuesday May 14th and Wednesday May 15th
Persistent Love:
Christian Romantic Suspense Novella set in 1685, England.

Fear has been Tara's constant companion since age nine when she witnessed her mother's murder. Tara's father moves his family to the ancient castle of Raven's Cliff, far from the ships that could carry her back to India and the answers she believes lie there. Andrew offers her friendship and guides her gently to the One who will give her peace. Will she find hope for something other than revenge?
A Brief Q&A with the Author, Laura J. Marshall.
Q: Can we expect to see the characters from Persistent Love in another story?
A:  You can expect to see Tara’s little sister in her own book, tentatively titled “Reckless Kate”. She somewhat stole the show every time she was in a scene and I couldn’t resist thinking of her as she grew up and how her own passionate, reckless faith effected those around her.
Laura J. Marshall is the full-time mother of five sons and part-time writer and blogger. She operates a popular blog called The Old Stone Wall. Laura is the best-selling author of the Battle Cry Devotional Series. Visit www.LauraJMarshall.com to find out more about Laura’s books.






Samantha Fury is the author of  the Street Justice Series
She's written many articles on book covers, for Indie Authors.  
She operates several Indie Groups. Editing Services, Cover Artist, 
Helpful Indie Facebook Groups, and a wonderful Forum 
just for Indie Authors.