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Mohan Asktakala talks about "Karma Nation" and "The Yoga Zapper"

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Welcome to featured author Mohan Asktakala!

Mohan Ashtakala is an initiated Hindu Vaishnava priest and has lived in yoga ashrams across India. His goal is to expose the authentic narratives of the Yoga tradition through the medium of modern, page-turning novels.
He edited a monthly newspaper in Denver, Colorado, for thirteen years and has been published in the Denver Post, the Himalayan News, and other newspapers and magazines.
He has organized conferences on science and spirituality and has presented at interfaith gatherings, diversity conferences and at various churches and schools.
Mohan lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Anuradha, son Hrishi, daughter Gopi, and Lila, the family’s Boston Terrier. He can sometimes be spotted absent-mindedly chanting mantras in the city’s parks.
A person who encouraged me to write: No one. I had to work against my family's disapproval of my writing, and since I did not go into Creative writing in college, had to go it alone.
Five years from now: I …

Janet Walters talks about Children of Fyre and Forgotten Dreams

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Welcome to featured writer, Janet Lane Walters!

Janet Lane Walters has been a published writer for 50 years. She began with short stories and as that market dried up, she turned to novels. She has lost track of how many books she has written but there are fifty plus. She has been married sixty plus years. Her husband's a retired psychiatrist who says he has no thought of curing her obsession with writing. She is also a nurse, long retired. Janet has a BA in English and a BS in Nursing. She has four children. The youngest is an adopted biracial girl. Her grandchildren number 7. Four are black and three are Chinese. She bills herself as an eclectic writer since she writes romance in contemporary, with historical notes, paranormal, and fantasy. She has also written non-fiction and worked as a ghost writer. She writes cozy mysteries and YA fantasy. She has won several awards for her writing and has also finaled in a number of contests. Most days will find her in her recliner with a pen…

Helen Henderson talks about "Windmaster Legend"

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Welcome to this Sunday's featured author Helen Henderson!


Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Tell us about your life outside of writing. As the years have passed and I’ve aged, non-writing activities have changed. Bicycle riding and antique and air shows gave way to cross-stitch embroi…

Diane Scott Lewis talks about "Her Vanquished Land"

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Welcome to featured writer Diane Scott Lewis!



Diane Parkinson (Diane Scott Lewis) grew up near San Francisco, joined the Navy at nineteen, married in Greece and raised two sons in Puerto Rico and Guam. She's a member of the Historical Novel Society, and wrote book reviews. She's had several historical novels published Diane lives with her husband in western Pennsylvania.

Tell us about your life outside of writing. I love to travel. I just returned from a trip to Greece for a navy reunion (I was married there). And a trip to England where I visited fellow author Anita Davison. We’ve been cyber-pals for 13 years, but had never met face-to-face. I also like creating graphic art, wine-tasting with my husband, and playing with our new puppy, Lilly.
Do you have a work in progress? Yes, a story set in Greece during the 1950s. A romantic-suspense.
Was there a person who encouraged you to write? It seems I’ve always loved to write. My mom encouraged me, then later my English or Creative Writi…

Joan Havelange talks about "Wayward Shot"

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Welcome to author Joan Havelange!


Good evening, Joan,
Thank you for agreeing to appear on my blog! Can you tell us about your life outside of writing? I’m an avid golfer, and a traveler, I’ve had the good fortune to visit over 40 countries. I’m also fortunate to have family close by and I get to enjoy my grandchildren growing up.

Do you have a current work in progress? My next book is set in Egypt, which I visited a few years ago. On a cruise down the Nile. There is a murder in a locked room and a missing passenger.
Oh wow! That sounds interesting. Was there a person who encouraged you to write? Yes! My daughter Yvonne Rediger who is also an author
As a writer, where do you see yourself five years from now? I have more ideas than time I think. But definitely I’ll be writing Cozy Mysteries.
I have that problem too. More ideas than time! What are you working on now? As I said my Egyptian Mystery and I have one first draft of another, and one is just an out line.
A Blurb from Wayward Shot: When Mabel s…