I am undoubtedly an oldhead. I can remember so far back that people used to write on stone tablets, animal skins and then on parchment paper. My point in this is that I also remember reading stories like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Executioner, The Death Merchant, Nick Carter and Encyclopedia Brown. Every week when I went to the library I would try to find a new installment in a series I was following and just enjoy it, devour it and look forward to the next or perhaps finding a new one…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 31, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments
I have been away from the internet it seems like forever, but in reality just since last Friday, and in this day and age that is forever isn’t it? Thankfully the novels I have to giveaway have survived the hurricane and tornado that breezed by; I put them up in a safe place, and now I need to bring this contest and giveaway to a fun and fulfilling end. I have 5 of Jeff Abbott’s “Adrenaline” novels to give out and am looking forward to making some people happy.
To that end, just do a…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 31, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Internationally Bestselling author Brad Thor and Big Daddy Abel author of the bestselling selling and highly rated Amazon Kindle Open Mic series will be my guests this Thursday, September 1st starting at 4.30pm EST. Brad Thor’s latest bestseller is “Full Black”, while BDA is currently working on two projects: ”Open Mic Volume 5 and the sequel to “Edge of Cataclysmic”.
For the few of you that are unfamiliar with Brad Thor’s work here is a little about him:
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Just to make sure I touch the bases with this and do this incredible novel justice, I just want to make sure that you know I did have a Q&A with this author on my blog last week. Feel free to hit the archives from last week and enjoy the read, he gave some really good answers to my questions; basically he did the best he could with what I threw at him. He hit all the questions out of the park for home runs; I wanted to post that before my take on his work. I was hoping to gain more…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 30, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Hello everybody! Yes, I am still alive and so are my wife and kids. A “Funny” thing happened on the way to experiencing an earthquake, a hurricane and a tornado all in the span of four days. Why is that “Funny”? Well let’s see, I can really write pages on this subject. In fact I have, and they are in the able hands of Big Daddy Abel the guy that let me jazz with him on “The Edge of Cataclysmic”. The Author’s Lab/Collaboration story just wrote itself for me. I started with the flood we had in…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 30, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
If you don't have someone else managing your publicity, its up to you to get out there - make it happen!!!
Of course, local bookstores should be your starting point. Visit them in person, act professional, and be prepared. Take your book and collateral materials to provide to the manager or person in charge of events. Collateral materials can include:
Postcards (see my earlier post about swag and bling for your book)
It's official! December Moon is NOW AVAILABLE!! I'm so excited!!
It's been a busy few months, getting it finished, edited, proofread, re-edited, etc, etc, etc... and then of course the formatting which takes a little while, but it's now done and dusted and December Moon is available for sale on Amazon and Smashwords.
It's just a snip at $0.99, so why not go and check it out? You won't be disappointed... it's full of action, a little romance and lots of supernatural elements. It was…
Added by Suzy Turner on August 30, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments
This seems to be the hardest thing for me to do as of late.
And this doesn't even have anything to do with Hurricane Irene or the impending move back into school.
I'm talking about staying on one story and sticking to it. For the past month, I've been really good, reworking one of my stories to where I wanted it. I've grown so much as a writer since I started it back in '08, that I really wanted to give it a chance. I've also noticed my characters have grown too. So, I took it…Continue
Added by Becky Frueh on August 27, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
TGIF my friends, how are you? Looking for batteries, flashlights, bottled water, candles, maybe a good book to curl up with while all the weather comes through? I am going to do something out of order here, not bad for a guy with OCD. Usually as you know I interview the author on my blogtalk show The G-ZONE and then put up the post; I am not doing so this time go figure. I will be interviewing this author, Natasha Deen , next Weds, so tune in for the fun. But I digress yet…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 26, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments
The title, let’s talk about that first. The new series by writing partners Angelique LaFontaine and Eddie Frantom is Thirty-1. The title of this installment, volume one, is Reckless. This is a new monthly series that they are doing through Trestle Press. The elements that they have in this series are a wide variety: paranormal, action, suspense, thriller, fantasy, and sci-fi. After first reading it, I just stared at my e-reader for a brief minute, thinking, “very cool”. “Reckless” gives us a…Continue
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Most of us know what basic information we should have on our author or book website, but there are some other items that can be helpful - for journalists, reviewers, organizations, readers and others.
~Contact information for:
1) yourself - some way to get ahold of you, email is probably best
2) your literary agent
3) your publisher, especially an email address
4) your publicist (for media requests only); definitely email address
Trestle Press and Lisa Taylor are pleased and proud to announce that a new series is in production and the first installment will be released very soon. The series title is “Shana Black”, volume one is entitled “The Invention” .Below is the synopsis of this action filled new series and Lisa Taylor’s amazing bio.
“Shana Black is a cadet at West Point, training to become a 2nd LT in the army. Shana majors in the sciences and as a research project, invents a new tool for…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 25, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Hi guys! And thanks for moseying on over to this here blog. Page. Thing.
Anyhow. I'm actually wicked excited that I found this site. I've been writing since I was ten years old. I'm not published, but I hope to be one day.
I started sharing my works on FictionPress years ago. FanFiction.net before that. I've participated in NaNoWriMo (best experience ever!), and hope to do it again!
I've almost always written YA...except for maybe once or twice.
I'm a 20-year-old…Continue
Added by Becky Frueh on August 25, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments
I have been fortunate to carve some time out of the days here and there and finally get this done, the sequel to “I Have Chrome Balls, Don’t You?” You may not know this but “Chrome Balls” actually made it to number 54 on the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Comedy; no joking here, I am being serious. I received some pretty nice five star reviews, and one four star, to me that just screamed sequel. So what did I do, how could I possibly continue the plotline? I have the synopsis below and the link to…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 25, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
-Did you enjoy the research or the writing more on this novel?
Normally I don't enjoy research, but in the case of THE PARADISE PROPHECY I had a lot of fun with it. Looking into the history of ancient documents like The Devil's Bible and Steganographia was not only fascinating, but also had a great influence on the direction, scope and depth of the story itself.
What is your writing style? Are you an extensive outliner or do you just do it all organically as it comes to…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 25, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
Added by Mark Miller on August 24, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments
Ready to take a trip down memory lane? Do you remember the time period between 1978 and 1983? Okay, were you even born yet? I know I am an oldhead, so for me I was into the fun romp through some of the memories of music, clothing, word usage(slang), places similar to Space Port, and many other things John Reed details in his debut novel. The time period is special for me because I met, fell in love with my wife and got married during this time period. Although Jay Cody had his share of…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on August 24, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments
Refreshing, that is a very simple word to describe this novel, just refreshing. The style ,substance, and overall feel of this novel was a breath of fresh air in a very crowded genre. I enjoyed Walter Ramsey’s narrative and the way he developed his characters. He comes straight at us the reader, no muss, no fuss, just straight out fun, excitement, and action. He finds a nice way to blend a variety of elements together in a very cohesive way, nice and linear, kept the tangents to a…Continue
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