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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 encoura

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

Round Robin Blog Fest October 19 2019

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Welcome to another issue of the Round Robin Blog Fest! This month's question is: October 19, 2019: What unique situations have occurred in the writing  process of any of your novels? Perhaps, but not limited to,  things like where what you planned changed, or the direction you thought  the story was on deviated or transmuted? Years ago, I was given some advice from a fellow writer to set my books in the U.S. so I could sell to a larger market. The funny part is, my books have all been based on Canadian towns yet set across the border. With my latest work in progress, I’d written a story I loved, packaged it up and sent it to my U.S. agent – who also loved it! What I didn’t like as much was the title and struggled through a couple different options while I outlined and wrote a synopsis for her to submit. From there she shopped it around to U.S. publishers. One liked the story, but not the writing (Yes, it was rushed to get out there!) Another liked the conce

Eileen O'Finlan with Kelegeen

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Welcome to author Eileen O'Finlan! Eileen O’Finlan’s debut novel, Kelegeen , was released on March 1, 2018 by BWL Publishing, Inc.  Quotes from five star Amazon reader reviews include, “This book grabs you from the beginning…”,  “It’s not an easy book to put down once you start it, but you also don’t want it to end”, “This was probably one of the best books I have ever read.  I would recommend it to all,” “This is what historical fiction is supposed to be,” and the author’s personal favorite review quote:  “I have enjoyed many books which I chose from Oprah’s book club and this is one that would fit on her list. I put Kelegeen in the top three books I have ever read.”  Due to constant demand from readers for a sequel to Kelegeen , the research phase for this next book is underway. Eileen was born in November of 1963 in Springfield, Massachusetts and has lived in New England all her life.  Both of her parents were born and raised in Vermont, which Eileen consider

Robert Marsh talks about The Frankie Jackson Story: A Life of Crime

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Welcome this week to author Robert Marsh! Tell us about your life outside of writing. Outside of writing I work 2 jobs and support myself and kids. Do you have a work in progress? I just drop my 2 book in the matter of months Was there a person who encouraged you to write? Besides my grandparents. I guess my own demons is what push me into the writers light Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer? Am hoping too use writing as a way too get into Hollywood and learn from the greats writers What are you working on now?   I am working on two books for next year and hopefully have them done by December  The Frankie Jackson Story: A Life of Crime Frankie Jackson one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s most requested broken between a body of hypocrisy, swindling, and unprincipled. He compromises with the encounters of love and devotion, but jeopardizes the live of people he loves including his companion, Felicity. How will Frankie re