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Perfume Concerts in LA and NYC plus Meet and Greet

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Before I even begin writing, I should preface this post by stating it's going to be LOOOOONG. There's so much to share, but if you want to relive the LA and NYC concerts AND want to experience a Perfume Meet and Greet all vicariously, then you shouldn't mind the...

Interview with Mohammad O. AlAnjari

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Q: What prompted you to write this book about Mr. Trump? A: The primary reason is that Mr. Trump carries ideas which pose a tremendous danger for America and the rest of the world due to his hate, enmity, and transgression toward others. He’s a man who will do...

Interview with Rutherford Rankin

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What’s the story behind Fighting Against Gravity? I actually got the idea for Fighting Against Gravity and started writing it many years ago around 2007 or 2008. I wrote a small percentage of the story at that time and then life got busy so I gave it up for a...

Interview with Matthew Anderson

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   Will this book help couples revive the glow in their relationship even if they have lost it for years? Absolutely.  That is one of the major reasons I wrote the book.  I have worked with couples for 4 decades and reviving their romance is what I am really good...

Interview with Jessie Newburn

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Uber Chronicles? What’s that about? I drive for Uber (here and there) and I write about each and every one of my passengers. Some stories are shorter, some are longer, but I do write about each passenger and my interaction with them. I’ve noticed with some other books from Uber...

Interview with Eric Choi

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• Tell us about yourself My name is Eric Choi. I work as an analyst at Research Center of Shinhan Investment covering auto, auto-parts and tires. My career as an analyst began in the year 2009 in which I worked for two years with Lazard Asia Limited and Joongang Daily Newspaper...

Interview with Victoria Bolton

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How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard (typewriter or computer)? What are your writing rituals? I only spend about three hours tops a day writing. I work full time and sometimes I am exhausted when I...

Interview with Robert James

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What prompted you to write the book NEXT!? I wrote it as a fluke. My assistant would ask me about my dates, and I’d tell her. Some of the stories were hilarious about what some women do on dates. Some stories are so crazy, you couldn’t make them up. Like...

Interview with S.A. Jeffers

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  Interview with Author S.A. Jeffers (Bigfoot Trails: Pacific Northwest)  What was the inspiration behind the book?   J: We’ve always been intrigued by all the Bigfoot legends and sightings stories out there. As parents to three young boys ourselves, we thought of a fun way to include kids in the fun of...

Interview with Betty Brink

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Who would want to read your book? A: Anyone who has struggled with weight, tried multiple diets, and suffered from depression or low self-esteem would find a kindred spirit in my book. In it I explore ways to untangle self-esteem from body size, and relate the things I did to...

Interview with Tasher

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I see you are an author with Dyslexia. How did you find out you had the reading disorder and does it pose any specific difficulties while writing? Tasher: I experienced undiscovered dyslexia until a teacher in high school, sent me for testing and I was diagnosed. My teacher had a...

Interview with Lee Nicole Salinis

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1. How would you describe “They Drive Me Nuts” in only a few words? Understanding Emotions. 2. What does your book focus on and why? Emotional Intelligence (EQ), or understanding and controlling your own emotions as well as others. Why? Because studies have proven that emotional intelligence is the #1 predictor of success...

Interview with Paula Millet

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So tell me about your debut novel, Angelique’s Storm.   I suppose that if I have to classify it, I would call it historical fiction, a compelling tale of suspense, strength, and survival set against the backdrop of pre-Civil War South Louisiana. To summarize, Angelique Latour, a beautiful plantation-born socialite, is...

Interview with Lisa Mathisen

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What got you started writing? A: I have always loved to write. My father is a published author; my sister is masterful at all kinds of writing and my brother is a wonderful poet. I was born into it in a way but didn't think to put my musings out...

Interview with Jay Aldridge

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What motivated you to become an indie author? The subjects covered in my book are wildly popular, but I didn't think too many publishers would want to touch them. I chose to go indie so I would have complete control over the entire project. Who are your favorite authors? I love Tucker...

Interview with Yolanda De Iuliis

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“Hi Yolanda! What is Underneath my Soul about?” Y: ‘Underneath my Soul’ is a life collection of poetry and written over a 10 year period of my life.  This book gives you an insight in the process of growing up and becoming an adult through poetry.  ‘Underneath my Soul’ is a...

Interview with author Tal Klein

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  Q. You're a first time author tackling some big ideas in physics, biology, politics, philosophy, and religion in one narrative. Did it ever seem like too much? A. It never seemed too much, mostly because I have some very smart friends in those fields. Like I have a friend who’s...

700 Ways To Get Inspired: Author Interview With Troy Gathers

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It’s been forever known that there is power in the written word. This is why when things get tough, you can often find many people turning to motivational and inspirational quotes to get through the day. These are quotes that we can relate to, that help us to feel...

Interview with Mark Mash

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Mark Ma$h Music and 2 Time Emmy Award Nominated Television Producer leads new Straight Edge Movement and Writes about it in his new book I got a chance to interview the legend, Lewis Marklin Mash, who after all but disappearing off of the scene for the better part of five...

Interview with Tee

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What inspired you to write this book? I had been keeping notes over the course of my travels and saw lots of the same questions online I had when I was starting out. Questions about jobs, apartments visas, how to get furnishings,dealing with culture shock...etc. Since I enjoy writing I decided to compile all...

Interview with the head of Invert Strategies

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You went through some challenging times when you were 18. Can you share a little bit about what you went through?   It started when I was in High school, I felt very misunderstood and I was definitely different. As a result of being different, I wanted to fit in, to...

Interview with Author Eli Summers

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1. Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in a small city square dab in the middle of the Canadian Prairies. Growing up with less than 300K people was a growing point for me and I love the way small cities work. It helped me be a...

Interview with Author Elizabeth Bailey

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Can you tell us something about your books? I write traditional historical romance set in the Georgian era. I love to ring the changes with different types of romantic leads, although my favourites tend to be brooding heroes and waif and stray heroines. Why do you choose to write clean or...

Interview With Author Tanya Biondi

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Author Tanya Biondi, Blustardusk is your first novel, how did the idea come about?   This is my first novel but, in fact, not my first piece of work. I started writing poetry at a pretty young age and have 8 collections available through Amazon, although only in Italian. For some...

Interview with Rich Marcello, author of the Big Wide Calm

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Rich, you have such an interesting background of being a musician, songwriter and author.  Can you share more information about how you developed all three talents? Music came first, and was the result of a tragedy.  When I was twelve, my father died suddenly and violently. I was with him...

Marketing Strategies That Maximize Book Exposure

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So, you wrote your book, completed the tedious task of having it edited and found a publisher that had faith in your work…CONGRATULATIONS!! Your masterpiece is now available for the masses to buy; HOWEVER, books do not magically appear on Kindle’s, Nooks, and bookshelves without precise marketing and quality...

Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna attacked: What does this mean for the AKB fandom?

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in case you are an idol fan like myself and haven't heard, during an AKB48 handshake event that was held at Iwate Industrial Culture Center on May 25, a crazed loon wielding a hand saw attacked AKB members Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna. A staff member was also injured. The man was quickly detained,...

What Captain America 2 teaches us about taking risks with our writing

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By Julius St. Clair  One of the problems that I have with going to the movies is that by the time I get there, I already have a preconceived notion of how it’s all going to turn out. It doesn’t matter what the movie is. I’ve seen the trailers, I’ve...

How to Make Your Main Character Relatable

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By Julius St. Clair When people talk about a novel, there are usually three things that can make, or break a story: the plot itself, the ending, and the main character. While a reader could make it through a book from cover to cover, regardless of a bad plot or...

Lolita Dark: Anything But Silenced

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I felt terrible walking into my interview with the three guys and two ladies who currently make up Lolita Dark, a rock and roll band from California, who also have ties to Japan via their Japanese front woman and keyboardist. I wasn’t expecting traffic so early coming into Pittsburgh,...

Attack on Tekko!

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It was that time of the year again. Oh boy. The annual Tekko (formerly known as Tekkoshocon) anime convention held at the David L. Lawrence Center in Pittsburgh once again blew my puny little brain. I mean, I love anime, consider myself maybe a level five otaku, don’t have the...

The Hard Road of Self-Publishing: Is It For You?

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What it means to Do It Yourself with publishing By Julius St. Clair There is a well-known Greek aphorism that goes a little something like this: “Know Thyself.” And if there is anything that an aspiring self-publishing author should know, it is exactly that. At a first glance, self-publishing appears simple....

Why every Author should read Death Note

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By Julius St. Clair Graphic novels are all the rave these days. Sales are higher than ever in the comic book/graphic novel market, and a sector of the publishing industry that was once deemed a niche category is now being given careful consideration. Want proof? Look no further than the...

Finding Your Author’s Voice

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Finding Your Author’s Voice By Julius St. Clair   Since the arrival of the e-book in the publishing industry, the writing game has changed significantly. One effect is an oversaturation of the market, as a flood of new authors, both indie and traditional, struggle for their voice to be heard and fight...

CORNERMEN, STEP UP YOUR GAME!

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CORNERMEN, STEP UP YOUR GAME! - By Ian Ebbitt I am a fan of Mixed Martial Arts.  I watch Mixed Martial Arts, I study Mixed Martial Arts, I train Mixed Martial Arts, and I have taught Mixed Martial Arts.  I have also cornered sixteen different MMA fighters over the years,...