I have had the pleasure to interview the co-authors of “Wicked Good” on my blogtalk radio show The G-ZONE once and Joanne Lewis with Dr. Stephen Shore, a noted Autism & Aspergers expert just last Tuesday on the 24th of this month. Here are the links:
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I hope everybody had a nice holiday weekend! They are way too short aren’t they? They start and then, boom, over. Personally I could have used another week or two off. Anyway moving on here, to get back in the swing of things, I have tried to get a good mix of novels and digital short stories rolling here. Later on today I drop in an Author’s Spotlight on Joann Lewis/Amy Faircloth, the co-authors of “Wicked Good”. Later on in the week, Thursday, I will be featuring…Continue
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Here is look at the Fall 2011 releases highlighted at the BEA, looks like we are adding to our To-Be-Read pile....
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Follow the link and read excerpts from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award finalists, make sure you vote on your favorite, your votes count.
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YaLitChat member LM Preston author of BANDITS released June 1st, 2011 Phenomenal Press was signing her new release at the BEA this week; she weighs in on her experience.
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I had to push my husband, Mr.Gelati, away from the laptop for a bit and speak up here. He, and his buddies Vincent Zandri (I always thought you liked me Vince, you seemed so nice), Big Daddy Abel, Thomas White, Benjamin Sobieck and now Thad Brown, some of whom have gone to great lengths to do various things to me in their little stories are up to their antics again. For those that have yet to read one of these “The Author’s Lab/Collaborations”, they are funny but at whose expense? At times…Continue
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Today is Book Expo America Day at YaLitChat, various articles and blog posts will be featured through the day to keep you in the action....
We start with a BEA breakfast emcee'd by Julianne Moore, author of Freckleface Stawberry: Best Friends Forever and with Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and two-time Newbery Medalist.…
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I am planning on running this new segment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Author’s Spotlights posts are fun to think about and put together, especially when I have had a chance to actually work closely with the author; that is the case today, so forgive my biased comments. Right off the bat I am going to tell you I enjoy B.R.’s work and have since I pretty much read his first paragraph. The thing about his writing and style though is that it crosses many genres, many styles of taste, and is…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 26, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Are you keeping up with us here? They are only going to keep coming at you, fast, funny and with a fury. The authors are really getting their groove on here and coming at me with some intense work. This installment with Thad Brown is full of surprises, laughter, twists and plenty of action. At the heart of it all though is some incredible writing by non-other than Thad Brown. His claim to fame is the The Smoking Gun Sisterhood Series. I strongly suggest that if you read this digital short…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 26, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments
-What made you decide to do this?
Well way back in 1997 I was a double in a movie called I know what you did last summer. The photographer of the movie approached me and asked if he could take a few photos of me. I realized then that I was photogenic. The photographer kept complimenting me and I figured if a professional like this was saying something good , then I knew I must be something. That's where it all began.
-How often do you work out?
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It is hard to say anything but good stuff about this novel. I am going to say this again, I have had the pleasure and the honor of saying it a few times this week; I enjoyed interviewing Lynette Eason on my blogtalk show, The G-ZONE,here is the link:
If you tune into the show, you will gain some…Continue
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Two minutes. Waiting.
My heart is ready to burst.
The lanes are naked, clean,
ready to be torn up by cleats
Hundreds of eyes blinking and
Chatter swarmed into a calm
storm underneath this dome.
Waiting is the hardest part.
The anticipation, building.
Struggling to breathe as I
Ease up here.
Go for the…Continue
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When considering all that encompasses the process of becoming an author, one must always remember to ensure that, first and foremost, the story you choose is one that you love utterly and completely. Writing a novel is always a monumental undertaking, and that love is the only thing that will keep you driven when the work becomes drudgery. It will power you through any trial.
Let us consider all that constructing a novel entails...
At the most basic level,…Continue
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Hey, bear with me on this; it is my first Author’s Spotlight. I am trying to add to the posting week with some interesting new content and I came up with this. I have read a digital short story by S.R. Edvalson called “Anne’s Unknown Guardian”.
Here is the Amazon Kindle link for it: …Continue
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I don’t read too much in the way of non-fiction,if you follow my blog than you know that. This book for me just needed to be read before the Memorial Day holiday. I am not mincing words here today. If you are a supporter of Freedom , you want an inside glimpse, no matter how small it may be, into the world of the elite operators that allow us to have our barbeques, swim in ours pools, and enjoy our families this weekend while they are in the hot spots protecting us away from…Continue
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Celebrating YA Deals this week
Speer Sets Up 'City' at Razorbill
Music video director Scott Speer sold world English rights to a YA series, the first title of which is called Immortal City. Razorbill senior editor Laura Arnold closed the three-book deal with William Morris Endeavor agent Claudia Ballard. The books, which the publisher said blend "glamour, romance, and Hollywood noir," are set in a world where angels have achieved…
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Any fantasy freaks out there? Do you love any type of fantasy/paranormal type stuff? Do you get enough epics in your reading week? Can you groove on an alternate universe occupied by monks, magic, dragons and the like? If you have answered yes to any of the above then this novel is for you, download it now, it is just $2.99. If you are someone that just enjoys a well written novel, well don’t hesitate download it for the holiday weekend, great stuff awaits you here. One other…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 23, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Hey there and happy Monday to all. I wanted to start the week off with a bang and make some noise early in the week so I am going to post on not one but two of my collaborators. I have been fortunate to work with Vincent Zandri on “Down Low-Dead” ( available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Scribd.com) and B.R. Stateham on “Hotel Beaumont” which will be released in a few weeks. The reason I bring that up is that I have the unique distinction of not only jazzing with these…Continue
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