Posts Categorized: Interviews

Oct 24
Interview: LynDee Walker

Interview: LynDee Walker

I’m thrilled to welcome LynDee Walker back to Lit, etc! I first interviewed her in June about Front Page Fatality and she’s here to talk a bit about Buried Leads (reviewed here) and her upcoming novella “Dateline Memphis” which is part of the Heartache Motel anthology (December 2013). Q. Hi LynDee, welcome back to Lit, etc! As you know, the first question I ask authors is to tell me something about themselves that isn’t on their standard bio / website. Since I asked that question last time, are there any occupational hazards to being an author? Thank you so much for having me! I love this blog and am so excited to be here! Other than too much time in front of the computer, I can’t think of any. Well,… Read more »

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Sep 30
Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Daniel Kalla today to Literary, etc! His book, Rising Sun, Falling Shadow is already available. If you’re a fan of historical fiction or the Second World War then this a MUST read for you. Walk…no make that run to your nearest book retailer and purchase it. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. I reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Rising Sun, Falling Shadow (US/CAN only). Q. Tell me something about Daniel Kalla other than the standard bio on your website. I have never lived in a house without a dog. Our current pet is Lola, an adorable six-year-old black lab who can charm you with a glance and will… Read more »

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Jun 26
Interview: Lauren Willig + Giveaway

Interview: Lauren Willig + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on The Ashford Affair blog tour and I’m honored to welcome Lauren Willig to Literary, etc! I’m a big fan of her Pink Carnation series and when Eloise Kelly talks about her PhD dissertation title in The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and says, “I doubt “Why I Love Men in Black Masks” would have made it past my dissertation committee,” I was sold on the series right then and there! Anyone who knows me, knows I love my masked men! The Asford Affair is her current release and it’s already available. If you’re a fan of historical fiction then you’re in for a real treat since Willig does a great job incorporating aspects of the past with a beautiful narrative. I can’t stress enough how… Read more »

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Jun 21
Interview: LynDee Walker

Interview: LynDee Walker

Yay! I’m really excited to have LynDee here at Lit, etc today! I adored her debut novel, Front Page Fatality and it really is a fun read. You can read my review here. If you’re interested in reading Front Page Fatality, it’s currently 99 cents along with the rest of the Henery Press titles. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, I highly recommended checking what Henery Press is offering. Feel free to click the banner above to take to the Henery Press site and browse through the catalog. > Q. Tell me something about LynDee Walker other than the standard bio on your website. I’m a big Disney geek. My hubby and I take our little monkeys to Walt Disney World every other year, and I spend a good… Read more »

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May 20
Interview: Bee Ridgway + Giveaway

Interview: Bee Ridgway + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Bee Rigway today to Literary, etc! Her book, The River of No Return is already available. If you’re a fan of historical fiction or time travel then this a MUST read for you. Walk…no make that run to your nearest book retailer and purchase it. I can’t stress enough how much I LOVED this book. I reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of The River of No Return. It’s open international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live (check here), you’re 18 or older and void where prohibited by law. Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Bee Ridgway other than the standard bio on your website. I consider myself… Read more »

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May 15
Interview: Kendel Lynn

Interview: Kendel Lynn

I’m really excited to welcome the founder of Henery Press and author of Board Stiff today to Literary, etc! Her debut novel, Board Stiff, is such a fun read and is currently available in both paperback and in e-book format. I reviewed it here. If you haven’t tried any of the Henery Press titles, I highly recommend doing so! I have yet to read one I didn’t like. Q. Tell me something about Kendel Lynn other than the standard bio on your website. I’m an organizer and a list maker. I love making lists, then crossing them off, such a sense of accomplishment. I’m the same with writing. I keep a spreadsheet so I can track my daily word totals and progress. It’s exciting to meet my goals, seeing the… Read more »

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May 08
Interview: Allison Rushby

Interview: Allison Rushby

The following is a syndicated interview with Allison Rushby, author of The Heireses. Q. Where did you get the inspiration for The Heiresses? This is extremely embarrassing, but I think it was actually from watching a Dr Phil show, years ago. I can’t say too much as it will spoil the plot completely, but I saw a segment that involved a family and their genetic makeup and asked my husband (a medical specialist) about it all that evening. This led me to wondering how this family’s scenario might have played out if genetic testing was not available to them, which is the case in The Heiresses, set in 1920s London. Q. What other novels in the New Adult genre would you compare The Heiresses to? I think the obvious comparison… Read more »

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Apr 04
Interview: Jessica Lemmon + Giveaway

Interview: Jessica Lemmon + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Jessica Lemmon today to Literary, etc! Her book, Tempting the Billionaire is already available. If you’re a fan of contemporary romance then this a MUST read for you. Walk…no make that run to your nearest book retailer and purchase it. I can’t stress enough how much I LOVED this book. I reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Tempting the Billionaire. Good luck! Q. Tell me a little bit about Jessica Lemmon, other than the standard bio on your website. I love violent TV shows! I never miss an episode of Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Dexter, or The Walking Dead. Q. Why did you decide to write a contemporary romance? What was it… Read more »

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Apr 02
Interview: Arthur Gonzalez

Interview: Arthur Gonzalez

I’m really happy to welcome Arthur Gonzales today to Literary, etc! His book, The Photo Traveler is already available. If you’re a fan of YA or science fiction / time travel, this is a book you’ll enjoy reading. I reviewed it here. Q. Tell me a little bit about Arthur Gonzalez, other than the standard bio on your website. I’m someone who wants to make people feel good about themselves. At the core of it all, I am a lover. I live to laugh. I like to be silly and goofy, and tell cheesy jokes. I obsess over those moments where you laugh so hard you feel you may actually die of laughter. My father passed away, by surprise, of a heart attack, at the age of 48. Ever since,… Read more »

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Mar 25
Interview: Alan Cupp

Interview: Alan Cupp

I’m really happy to welcome Alan Cupp today to Literary, etc! His book, Malicious Masquerade is released tomorrow. If you’ve never read a mystery or are thinking of trying a new genre, do look into Malicious Masquerade. I reviewed it here. Q. Tell me something about Alan Cupp other than the standard bio on your website. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Heath. Q. When writing, do you create a detailed plot outline and write from that, or do you allow the story to play out as you write? I don’t do outlines. Typically, I get a concept for a story and usually have a rough idea of how I want it to start and how I want it to end. Then it’s a matter of connecting… Read more »

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Mar 13
Interview: Rebecca Reid

Interview: Rebecca Reid

I’m really excited for you to meet Rebecca Reid! She wrote the psychological thriller, The Coop, and it is hands down one of the BEST books I read in 2012. If you’ve never read a thriller or are thinking of trying a new genre, do look into The Coop. I reviewed it here. Q. Many of our readers are not familiar with you and your work, so tell us a bit about yourself. I am a wife, a mum, and a writer. Wife, some of the time. Mum, all of the time and writer for twelve hours a week. Not to mention, housemaid, chef and dog walker. Q. What’s your writing process? Some authors like to write dialogue first then go back to stage it, while others do a combination… Read more »

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Feb 27
Interview: Melissa R. Smith

Interview: Melissa R. Smith

I’m really excited for everyone to know a little more about Melissa R. Smith and her Sanguine series. If you’re a fan of the paranormal genre, I recommend her books. If you’re just starting to dip your toes into the genre, I think she’d be a good author to begin with. Q. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself other than the standard bio on your website? A. One of my favorite places in the world is at the beach and would spend all my summer there, if I could. I also enjoy learning about European history. Not just reading dates and places, but the culture itself is fascinating, anything to do with clothing, etiquette, the class system. Q. What drew you to write about the paranormal? A…. Read more »

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