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Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with Chad Pettit 12/11/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

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This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is. Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time. You’ll find the answer here. Our Interview this week is with Chad Pettit.

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Chad Pettit

Chad Pettit

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Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with Dana Pratola 10/16/2019

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Editors Note: This is a rebroadcast of Ask the Author Podcast Interview with Dana Pratola.

by Russell Sherrard

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Ask the Author Podcast

Ask the Author Podcast

This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is. Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time. You’ll find the answer here. Our Interview this week is with Dana Pratola.

Click on Dana’s picture to see all of her books on Amazon

Dana Pratola

Dana Pratola

Podcast listening platforms:

RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/d8fd254/podcast/rss

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/russell-sherrard

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-author-podcast/id1478039949?uo=4

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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Pastor George McVey

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Our interview today is with Pastor George McVey. Thank you Pastor George for being here today and for agreeing to doing this interview.

Pastor George McVey

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: This is a hard question for me to answer since I don’t really have a chosen genre. I just write the stories and teaching books God drops into my heart. Now having said that I’ve always been a story teller and I grew up in a family of storytellers. It was a part of our family get togethers to sit around and listen to the adults and children tell stories. True life or otherwise. So that I think is my qualifications, God given stories and a history of telling them.

Question: Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of your writing, or are there times when you get help, from people or circumstances?

Answer: I’ve been married to my wife, Sheri, for 26 years. We have three children Valerie, George Jr., and Alfred. I have a grandson Nathan and one on the way named Alexander, two dogs and a cat. I’m also the teaching pastor at West Charleston Baptist Church in Charleston WV. To be honest these things are both a source of inspiration for my writing and at times a hindrance. Things I encounter in my family and church life often lead me to a teaching book or a cute saying or scene in my fiction books. Having people stop by to chat with the pastor or come by my house to visit the pastor when they need to talk can get in the way of putting words on paper. However to me writing is just an extension of the ministry God has given me so in that instance I do what needs done and put aside the manuscript and help out. Then I come right back to the manuscript when I can.

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: I’m a huge movie and TV buff. Though I hardly ever admit it, I’m a huge geek. Scifi, Fantasy and Comic book movies and TV are my absolute favorites, with reality TV being a close second.

Question: Tell us about working with any people who help you create your books — Do you use Beta readers? Hire an editor or proofreader? How do you get your covers?

Answer: My books are a family affair. What I mean by that is both my wife and Mother-in-law are intial beta readers. Then I have a series of other people who look and give me feed back as well, including my editor and friend M.L. Donovan.

Question: Since you have several books out, tell us what you think works for promotion. What are your thoughts on ebooks versus print books and different ways to let people know about you and your books?

Answer: The best promotion is people who have read and love your books. I’m passionate about what I write and if I do it right my readers become passionate about them as well. Honestly my best selling book is my teaching book “The Complete Armor of God.” I’ve never done any promotion for it yet it consistently sells over 150 copies every month. Why because people read it and tell people about it. I’ve been contacted by readers who have talked about it in a Sunday School Class or Bible Study and the whole class or group has bought it. One man let me know his whole church purchased it for their mid week Bible study. So the best promotion is readers who share.

I like both ebooks and print books. I read both. I understand the pull of ebooks. I love my kindle and the fact that I have hundreds of books in my hand at any given time. But I also love sinking into my Lazy-boy in front of my fake fireplace and reading a good old fashioned hard back or paper back. I think there is a need for both. However, I realize that it is likely that print books will go the way of the dinosaur. If I had to choose only one way to publish it would be ebooks. I’m just glad I don’t have to choose.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: My newest book is called ‘Redeeming Grace’ it’s the third book in my Redemption Tales series. The series follows Nathan Ryder a young preacher heading west to the New Mexico Territory to take on his first pastorate. Along the way he stops in Missiouri and aquires a gunslingers reputation, and a wife. The first two books deal with Nathan coming to terms somewhat with the douality of his callings and getting to Redemption New Mexico to start his life. I’ll let Redeeming Grace’s back cover speak for itself.

The past has caught up to Grace and the Preacher. For Grace in the woman she worked for in New York. For Nathan in the arrival of his judgemental father.

Rumors and gossip threaten to destroy Nathan’s position as pastor before it’s even really begun. Twisting the truth, Grace’s singing career becomes the focus of self-righteous church members. Nathan’s father not only disapproves of Grace but also Nathan’s dual occupations of US Marshal and Preacher. Add one determined gunslinger out to take The Preacher’s reputation and a deputy who is overcome by guilt and loss. It will take a heavy dose of God’s grace to survive.

What do you do when your past threatens your future? When people forget what God’s forgiveness is all about? How, as pastor, will Nathan get them to see what should be obvious?

Is there anything that isn’t covered by Redeeming Grace?

Question: Share something that’s amazing, touching, or that makes you angry.

Answer: The most amazing thing that has ever happened to me as a writer was receiving an email from a recently returned solider who had been in Afghanistan. He was thanking me for Redeeming Reputation because he had been struggling with how to live with killing men in battle as a Christian. He said when he read who Nathan was struggling with that same issue and the answer he came up with helped him to overcome his own struggle. That was the most amazing touching thing I have ever had happen. To know that this book I wrote helped someone with something so personal and deep. That’s what keeps me writing.

Question: What’s the worst trouble you ever had with getting a book written (plots, finding needed information, getting a cover done)?

Answer: Actually I am working on a book now that is giving me trouble. It is the second book in my Spiritual Warfare for End Times Warriors series. I’ve been working on it for over a year. I can teach on the topic and I use the information in my ministry. However, for some reason I just can’t seem to get it on paper. I don’t know why but I keep praying about it and pick it up and work on it every now and again.

Question: What’s your next project? Tell us so we can’t wait for it to come out!

Answer: Well my next project is a collaboration with Sophie Dawson where the main characters of Redemption Tales visit the town of Cottonwood from Sophie’s Cottonwood Series.

Question: What is your current WIP?

Answer: Well it’s Nanowrimo so my current WIP is my entry for that, it’s called “A Terrorist Tale.” It’s a different sort of story for me in that it isn’t a western and there isn’t any romance. It’s about an ex-navy SEAL who is asked to go off the grid and eliminate terrorists threats against our country after 9/11. In the future he is given a list of terrorist to eliminate and it is his and his teams own Christian family members. They have to decide do they follow orders or follow God? Not only that but who is actually giving these orders and why?

Question: How many books do you have out?

Answer: I have seven books out counting Redeeming Grace. They can all be found on my Amazon Author Page

Question: What are your future projects?

Answer: Well for 2014 there are two more Redemption Tales to be written tentatively titled ‘Redeeming Time and Redeeming Family, then there is a book about Nathan’s famous grandfather Nugget Nate that I also want to write this year. I also need to finish the second booklet in my Spiritual Warfare series.

Question: Are their characters/stories/scenes/etc based on anything in real life?

Answer: A fun fact here is in my Redemption Tale series I do include some real life famous people of the wild west. I also include several characters from famous western TV shows. I won’t tell you who or where but my fans tell me that is one of the fun discoveries they get to make in my books.

Question: What is your writing style?

Answer: People ask me that and my answer is two fold. One I fly by the seat of my pants. As we know some writers plot out their books, not me. I have a general idea where I’m going but the characters drive my books, they have to tell me where they’re going and what they’re doing. The second answer is this in fiction I am a storyteller. I write in the style that I tell stories in real life. I guess you would call it conversational. It is one of the biggest compliments I get in my non-fiction that reading them is like being in one of my bible-study classes.

Website: http://georgemcvey.webs.com/
Blog: http://georgesshorts.wordpress.com/
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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Parker J. Cole

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Our interview today is with Parker J. Cole. Thanks for being here today Parker, and for agreeing to doing this interview.

Parker J. Cole

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I don’t think anything prepared me to write as much as reading did. I think any good writer has to be an avid reader. For one thing, reading broadens your imagination on the feet of writers who have gone before you. Another thing to consider is that you learn how to develop your writing voice as you read. I read a ton of horror and romance books as a child which is what prepared me to write.

Question: Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of your writing, or are there times when you get help, from people or circumstances?

Answer: I am a radio show host for Christian/inspirational writers. My faith is a huge part of who I am as I seek out to help others in the same path as I do. I sing in the choir at my church and participate in other activities when I can. I see church work as a way of staying busy and grounded in what God wants us to do as we advance the kingdom. I have been married for six years and I have a four-legged daughter named Sarah who I adore!

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: I love knitting and cooking. I am an avid sci-fi fan and I diehard Star Trek fan.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: My newest book is called Many Strange Women, book one of The Sins of the Flesh series. Solomon Greene made a deal with God – if he gave him an ugly wife, he’d marry her on sight and do right by God. Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon – she’d be his ugly wife. After all, she’s in love with another man and couldn’t care less what her husband thought about her. Yet, in all this deal making, they both got more than they bargained for.

Many Strange Women

 

Question: What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Answer: I think everything I write should glorify the Lord. I have different purposes for each book but at the end of the day, I want the Lord to be satisfied with the use of the gift He gave me. In a way, it’s kinda like a tithe. When I write, I am giving back to Him what He blessed me with.

The Other Man

 

Question: Tell us one place you want to visit, or person you want to meet, and why.

Answer: I want to take a trip on the Virgin Galactic ship. I would love to see the boundaries of space and be a part of history. I’ve seen the videos and it looks so exciting! I hope I get a chance to one day.

Question: Share something that makes you laugh, with just plain humor, or happiness, or because it’s so stupid.

Answer: My favorite, all time joke in the world that always makes me laugh is this: “What do you call a fly with no wings? A crawl!” Never gets old!

Question: Share something that’s amazing, touching, or that makes you angry.

Answer: One of the most touching things for me is having my family and friends believe in me when I didn’t. I plan to, as long as I continue to write, to always acknowledge their belief in me. It’s very powerful when someone believes in you. It’s more potent than any drug. It’s more sustaining than any foundation. When they believe in your success before it happens, that is what keeps you going.

Question: What is your current WIP?

Answer: I have two WIPs in process. The first is book two of the Sins of the Flesh series. The second one is standalone book for NaNo tentatively titled “The Doctor’s Cure”. After I get off this romance kick, I plan to do some darker stuff so stay tuned.

Question: Are their characters/stories/scenes/etc based on anything in real life?

Answer: My very first book I self-published called Dark Cherub is based off an incident that happened with a friend of mine. I was shocked at what she did and the story bloomed from there. It took ten years to write but that one is close to my heart.

Question: What is your writing style?

Answer: My writing style is this: misdirection. I don’t want the reader to know what’s going to happen. I want them to think they know what will happen and then pow! Totally unexpected. I like to be surprised and I want my readers to be too.

Author Interview: 10 Questions with Mary Hamilton

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Our interview today is with Mary L. Hamilton. Thank you for being here today Mary and for agreeing to do this interview.

Mary L Hamilton

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I write middle grade fiction but not because I intended to. I really wanted to write for the adult market. When I started revising my first draft and got involved in a critique group, they convinced me it was a teen novel. Once I accepted that, it was much easier to write it. Since the setting is a youth camp, my qualifications are that I lived at a camp for the first twenty years of my life. I’ve also raised three kids and been involved with our church’s youth group. So I’ve been able to observe and study kids.

Question:Tell us about things you enjoy ó what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer:I love being outside and enjoying nature, watching sunrises and sunsets. Sometimes, that means just sitting out on my patio with my dog, watching the squirrels and birds. Sometimes it means going out for an early morning jog, or an evening walk. I also love to knit and enjoy making sweaters and afghans.

Question:Tell us about working with any people who help you create your books ó Do you use Beta readers? Hire an editor or proofreader? How do you get your covers?

Answer: I could not write without a group of trusted friends who provide critiques of my work. Each one brings their own expertise or point of view, and it’s so interesting to me to see what each person comments on. I also used a beta readers, a couple of teens and a couple of moms. My sister-in-law used to do editing for a publishing house so she edited my manuscript before I submitted it. As for the cover, my publisher designed it and I think it’s perfect.

Question:Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: My newest book, Hear No Evil, is about a young teen who struggles to understand his mother’s abandonment until he discovers it was for his own protection. Brady’s mom drops him off at summer camp with the news he can’t come home. She no longer wants him living with her. The pain from that rejection only deepens when the camp bully targets Brady with cruel taunts and teasing. Brady must figure out what he did wrong and how to change Mom’s mind before the end of the week, or he’ll be living with his workaholic dad, the guy who left when he was seven. But when Brady discovers his mom might be in danger, he risks everything to get home to help her. A surprising secret is revealed and Brady discovers he was never as alone as he thought.

Hear No Evil

 

Question:What is the message of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Answer: My books deal with some of the issues teens face today, so my message is hope and understanding. I want kids to come away from my books realizing that God cares what they’re dealing with, that He is a constant presence even when they don’t feel it, and that He can provide a new perspective, possibly a new way of dealing with the pressures they face.

Question:Tell us one place you visited or person you met, that made a big impression on you, and why.

Answer: A couple years ago, I accompanied my husband to Alaska when he attended a conference in Anchorage. I was so impressed with the beauty of Alaska. Everywhere I looked, it just seemed incredibly beautiful. It’s a place that still has a frontier feel to it, and such unique experiences with the long daylight hours in summer and long hours of darkness in winter. I look forward to going back and exploring more of Alaska.

Question:Share something that makes you laugh, with just plain humor, or happiness, or because it ís so stupid.

Answer: We raised our kids without a television in the house. So watching TV was a treat for them whenever we went on vacation and stayed in a hotel. Once when my son was about eight, he loved being able to watch basketball on TV, but he ignored repeated requests to turn it off. I spotted the remote control and clicked it off at the very moment my 5 yr. old daughter walked past the TV. Son thought she had turned the TV off (since we didn’t have a TV, he didn’t know about remote controls.) He got up and turned it back on. Amused, I waited until Daughter walked back past the TV again and clicked it off again. Son got very irritated with his sister, who truly was clueless about it. I played with it a little more, letting him turn the TV on, then clicking it off as soon as he returned to his seat or at key times in the game. We finally convinced him the TV wasn’t working so he needed to just leave it off. We still laugh about that.

Question:What ís your next project? Tell us so we can’t wait for it to come out!

Answer: I’m working on the next book in my Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. It takes the bully from Hear No Evil and focuses on him. That book is due out in August of 2014.

Question:Are their characters/stories/scenes/etc based on anything in real life?

Answer: A lot of Hear No Evil is based on real life experiences. The setting comes from the camp where I grew up. Several of the characters were inspired by people I knew at camp, and most of the activities the kids participate in are things that we did at camp.

Question:What is your favorite book/character?

Answer: It’s hard to pick just one, but I love Charles Martin’s When Crickets Cry. It’s a beautiful story of a cardiac surgeon imprisoned by guilt over the loss of his wife.

Contact information:

Website/blog: http://www.maryhamiltonbooks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhamilton122

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maryhamiltonbooks

Reviews from Goodreads.com

“…the book’s real success comes from Hamilton’s use of voice to get the reader into Brady’s mind and heart as he makes his realizations and completes his journey. It takes skill to write in the voice of a thirteen-year-old boy convincingly and Hamilton demonstrates this skill. It is because of this skill that I now appreciate the teen genre.” D. Hand

“This is a seriously AWESOME novel for young people (or really for anybody)! I was up until 2:30 this morning reading it. I couldn’t put it down!” T. Pollard

“Sometimes a book comes along at exactly the right moment. I know that Hear No Evil was written for a younger audience, but the message was exactly what I needed WHEN I needed it.” J. Thompson

Author Interview: 10 Questions with Mary C. Findley

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Our interview today is with Mary C. Findley aka Sophronia Belle Lyon. Thank you Mary for being here today and for agreeing to do this interview.

Mary C Findley

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I saw the movie League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and realized that I had read and loved so many classic books that I could create my own literary dream team of crime fighters. I also read a lot of SciFi growing up and I love the fact that Steampunk is the perfect blend of the two. I love the Victorian era and clockwork gadgets that blend historical fiction and sci-fi. I also wanted to be true to the high moral tone and the faith that’s clearly presented in Victorian novels through courage, self-sacrifice, and helping and serving others. I also had a wonderful grandmother with an awe-inspiring Maiden name, Sophronia Belle Lyon, that I could use as a pen name for my Steampunk series. Family members have even said it is a wonderful tribute, and that I resemble her.

Benny and the Bank Robber

 

Question: Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of your writing, or are there times when you get help, from people or circumstances?

Answer: Hubby and I have 3 grown children and we travel together full-time in a tractor trailer, throughout the 48 states and Canada.There are many distractions, but it does sometimes allow concentrated time to work on projects, especially when we take motel breaks.

Doctor Dad

 

Question: Tell us about working with any people who help you create your books — Do you use Beta readers? Hire an editor or proofreader? How do you get your covers?

Answer: Sometimes our daughter or hubby read the books. Our pastor read some as well. More recently author friends have been kind enough to read new books and point out needed changes. I self-edit, because I have been an editor, and I design the covers, because I have had access to lots of good advice and have experience in art and design work.

Oregon Sentinel

 

Question: Since you have several books out, tell us what you think works for promotion. What are your thoughts on ebooks versus print books and different ways to let people know about you and your books?

Answer: Twitter and our blog seem to have brought us the most notice. Being faithful to write posts and joining and participating in tweet groups helps. We also have a list of all our titles and links to our blogs and YouTube sites, where the books are linked to sales sites and where we have video trailers. We also have samples of our works available for free online, with information on the other works, which I think have helped point people to us.

A Dodge, a Twist and a Tabacconist

 

Question: Have you done anything writing-related, but besides your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

Answer: The followers and commenters on our blog have been very encouraging.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: The ‘Pprentices, the Puppets, and the Pirates is the second book in the Alexander Legacy series. It is told from the point of view of Oliver Twist, who has grown up to be a steampunk inventor of airships and other wondrous gadgets. Oliver faces an evil Pinocchio and his Blue Fairy Mama, plus Long John Silver, who tries to force Oliver to help him find his missing daughter. The message of the book is the difference between how the world views rebirth and immortality, and the abuse of power and influence over other human beings.

Question: What is your current WIP.

Answer: I just finished Write for the King of Glory, a book about my writing and publishing experiences, and I hope to get some good feedback and reviews before officially launching it. I also keep thinking of things I could have added, so it may get longer, or lead to a book two.

Question: How many books do you have out?

Answer: 19 full-length or stand alone titles, plus samples and serial versions of longer works, for a total of 49 publications.

Question: What are your future projects?

Answer: Hubby and I are working together on a Homeschool Curriculum series beginning with Creation and continuing in modules to integrate History, Science, and Literature in a comprehensive way, with teacher and student editions and modules of Math and English Skills along the way.

Question: What is one thing that very few people know about you?

Answer: Most people do not know that I am one of six children, with parents who had at least as many children in their families — In other words, a great host of people are related to me in some way, but most of them I have not seen or spoken to since I was a teenager, if I ever met or saw them at all. My family is not close. I was happy to stumble across a couple of cousins on facebook.

Question: What is your favorite book?

Answer: Charles Dickens Tale of Two Cities in classics, and Richard Adams Watership Down in modern times.

Question: How should readers contact you?

Answer: Through our blogs: http://elkjerkyforthesoul.wordpress.com or http://gotyoucoveredproofingformattingcoverdesign.wordpress.com

Three of her most recent books:

The Alexander Legacy Steampunk Literary Tribute series, books One and Two by Sophronia Belle Lyon (Pen name for Mary C. Findley)

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist

Illustrated Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist

The ‘Pprentice, the Puppets, and the Pirates

Reviews from Amazon and Goodreads

“…The inventions are fun, the characters memorable, the mystery engaging and the writing enjoyable. … Illustrated edition full of vintage images and neat little Victorian touches.”

“I even read it … walking to and from work. I kept smiling in disbelief when a new character … someone who I could never see in the company of the others … fall into place and join the company with perfect ease.”
“Cleverly written in Victorian era where characters’ lives cross paths … There the fun begins! … Had me chuckling throughout. The illustrations were great too … added extra flare.”

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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Mary Ball

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Our interview today is with Mary Ball. Thank you Mary for being here today and for agreeing to do this interview.

Mary Ball

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I write Inspirational Christian fiction. I am a woman of faith, who has faced many trials. The old cliché “life is a bed of Roses,” is certainly true. Beauty and thorns, the mixture makes us who we are, but by walking close to God, we overcome.

I strive to take my characters through their problems while highlighting how a relationship with Jesus Christ makes us stronger.

Question: Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of your writing, or are there times when you get help, from people or circumstances?

Answer: I wear many hats when I’m not writing. I am a stay at home nana, and keep my grandchildren around the school schedule. I’m a part-time caregiver for my mom, her memory is fading. Adding to that, I’m an associate pastor’s wife with church responsibilities.

I’m not one of those authors who can go into an office and write for hours each day. I have to write when I can and as I have free time. Some days I can get several hours of writing in, but others only a few minutes.

I have a small circle of friends I may ask questions from time to time, but for the most part, I’m a loner when writing, except for my critique partner. All authors must have a critiques circle they can seek out.

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: When I’m not writing, tending family or church I enjoy the outdoors. Fishing and walking are two things I enjoy. I also sing Gospel with my husband we go to places as we have time and praise the Lord in song.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: My newest novel, titled Stone of Destiny.

Can a mysterious ring change lives?

The sapphire symbolizes mental clarity, faithfulness and truth. For centuries, a legend in the Harrison family revolved around a ring.

Taylor Harrison has given up on everything but her work. The youngest CEO of Mugful’s Beverage Company, her life is complete. That is, until her grandmother asks her to oversee renovations at the family home and find the missing heirloom.
First contact with what she believes is an insignificant ring, lost for fifty years, sends her life spinning. Taylor experiences strange dreams. Feelings surface; she doesn’t understand; thoughts that should remain unspoken, voiced.
Taylor’s emotional journey begins, testing a heart as cold as the ring itself.

Is this a fairy-tale or her soul, reaching out for a life she can only find through faith and trust in God?

Question: What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Answer: With each novel I write the message is different. I try to tackle emotions we all have dealt with and show a positive outcome to the situation. Faith is foremost in all my books.

Question: Share something that makes you laugh, with just plain humor, or happiness, or because it’s so stupid.

Answer: I get such a laugh from TV commercials, especially the ones about insurance. To me they’re better than a comedy show.

Question: What’s the worst trouble you ever had with getting a book written (plots, finding needed information, getting a cover done)?

Answer: My work in progress is about an alcoholic. I know nothing about that subject. I had to do so much research and studies on addiction.

Stone of Destina

 

Question: What’s your next project? Tell us so we can’t wait for it to come out!

Answer: I have submitted my latest manuscript to my publisher; I hope she deems it publishable. The working title is Redemption in Big Fork Lake

What happens when an addiction takes over?

Only after Robert Turner attempts to hurt someone does he realize how much of a hold alcohol has on his life.
For Robert, a chance meeting with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor offers hope. A new devotion to the Lord and a relationship with Belle McBride gives him expectations for a better future.

His life appears to be on the right track, until he comes full circle with his past and faces the one mistake that haunts him daily. Can forgiveness-free Robert? Will he return to the life he once had?

 

Question: How many books do you have out?

Answer: I have two fiction novels, Escape to Big Fork Lake and Stone of Destiny. One non-fiction guidebook, The Writers Handbook of Online Promotion. I also contributed to a faith book title 21 Stories of Faith.

Escape to Big Fork Lake

 

Question: What is your writing style?

Answer: I have a simple writing style that perhaps a bit old school.

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Escape to Big Fork Lake
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By Tifferz
Sam is in for a life change when she is down on her luck she gets the break she needs. This inspiration romance that is filled with mystery and suspense had me hooked till the last word was read. I truly felt this story was well thought out and had a message of Gods love for each and everyone of his children. It was nice to watch Sam and Noah relationship grow. Noah learning to trust and Sam having someone love her no matter what. I also liked watching Sam come to know Jesus. Ms. Ball did an awesome with putting in some of the unexpected to this story. A great story that will leave you happy!

I have to agreed with everything Tifferz said about the book. She wrote just the words I would use to review this book. I enjoyed the book from start to finish and loved the way that the author got Sam to believe in God and trust her life with him. She became a Christian as Noah had wished for and prayed. Bo, is the man who had insight to how to get Sam to come and seek the Lord in her way by always telling her readings from the Bible that she could hold onto. And when he passed on Bo, gave Sam his Inn that was in Big Fork Lake to live and run and seek peace into her life.

I want to share the letter Bo, wrote to Sam;

Dearest Sam,
By now, you are aware that I am gone. There is no need to cry for me. I just wanted you to know you have been a good friend. I realize we only saw each other once a year, but I enjoyed your company very much.
It’s time now, Sam, for me to go be with the Lord and see my sweet Elaine again. We will be together forever more and I sure have missed her.

You, my dear Sam, need a stable home and a life with the Lord. I have given you the home. Just try it for a year.
If you don’t like Big Fork Lake, you have my blessings to move on.

As for the Lord, Sam, you know what I have always tried to tell you. He is with you no matter where you go. You just have to give him a chance and open your heart.

The inn has guests who come every year and town folk that stop by for sandwiches and desserts. It’s nothing fancy, but it has kept me going and a part of my life for as long as I care to remember.

My home is yours now, to do with as you please after the first year. It’s my hope that within this year you will find that you like Big Fork Lake and make it your home.

You will meet the girls who work there and my friend Noah.

Anne Doyle is older like me. She is a bit snappy at times, but I’ve never believed she means to be.

Belle McBride hasn’t been out of high school but a few years. She’s a hardworking girl who has found the inner peace we all need at times.

Then there’s Noah Frye. I have known him all his life and he is like a son to me. I like to think that maybe I have helped him to become the fine man he is. I hope you two can become friends.

Sam, trust the Lord, and things will work out.

Love to you my friend,
Bo Winston

I was crying while I read this letter to Sam from Bo. It touched my heart. I do believe that this was well written in the matter of getting Sam to give the Lord a chance and become a Christian. It is my hope that Mary L. Ball keeps writing more books because they are very inspirational. It is a good read for all!
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Escape to Big Fork Lake is a wonderfully written story.

Sam finds herself in a situation that has her struggling financially and spiritually. Sam has lost her job and is surviving barely, on unemployment and a small amount of saving that will soon run out. She is enthusiastic to finding work but no one will hire her. Her life is falling apart and Sam just can’t catch a break!

Rob, a neighbor in her apartment building, is becoming increasingly violent towards her. She wakes one night to find him in her apartment. She realizes she must flee, but where does she go? She has lived in the city all her life; she doesn’t have the means financially to run….what will happen to Sam?

Buy the book and read how God provides for Sam. You’ll be delighted and surprised!

Escape to Big Fork Lake is a story about emotional loss, abandonment, intrigue, and love! A mystery that involves murder and suspense, but most importantly, it’s a story of redemption!

Well written – a beautiful story! I recommend this book highly.

Thank you Mary L Ball for sending me a free copy so that I could review it!
Rev. Lorrie J Sims

Stone of Destiny

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This is the second book by Mary Ball that I have read. The first one was a mystery/suspense that had me guessing all the way to the end. This one had me intrigued and wondering all the way to the end what path Taylor was going to choose. This story starts out with a bang, literally, and I was wondering how I was going to put this book down to sleep that night. I love decorating and watching HGTV so I was especially interested in Mary’s description of how this old house was being renovated by our very special hero. This book also takes place over a period of time so it is not an insta-love, but one that grows. Though sometimes I did get aggravated with Taylor for some of the choices she was making that would have resulted in a very lonely life. Brent, our hero, was very patient, knew what he wanted, and pursued Taylor by not be overbearing or controlling. The dreams Taylor would have added an air of mystery to the whole plot and kept me turning the pages just to find out with Taylor why she was having them and what they meant. This book was provided to me by the author and the opinions are my own.
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Stone of Destiny by Mary L. Ball is a wonderful story of romance and one finding their way back to God through faith and trust. Taylor Harrison is the youngest CEO at the Mugful Beverage Company and she feels that her life is complete. With great trepidation she agrees to oversee the renovation of her grandmother’s family home. Fifty years earlier, a sapphire ring was lost in the house and Granny Kay wants Taylor to search for the ring as the renovations are being made. After finding the ring, Taylor begins to have strange dreams and she is even making phone calls in her sleep at night. Brent Roberts is the nephew of Granny Kay’s best friend and he has been hired to do the renovations to the house. When he and Taylor meet, she is definitely not impressed even though she thinks he is the most handsome man she has ever seen. Brent is very much in tune with what God wants him to do with his life. His faith and the way he shares his knowledge of God cause Taylor to start questioning some of her beliefs. She soon realizes that she can only find happiness through a true faith in God.

The development of the plot, the characters, the dialogue, and the description of all the scenes were done in an excellent manner. The characters were so real that at times I wanted to shake Taylor and would not have minded if Brent gave me a hug. Granny Kay is the kind of grandma that everyone would love to have and her love for Taylor was a very important part of the story. All the action taking place in the book was so well done that in my mind I was struggling right along with Taylor as she worked to make her decisions and I was pulling for Brent to win Taylor’s heart. I really appreciate the way that the author handled the romance in the story and how Taylor regained her faith in God and finally trusted Him with her life. Searching for the missing ring added a little suspense to the story. Would she find the ring or would it be lost forever?

I highly recommend this book. If you like a wonderful story with lots of romance, a little bit of suspense, and a story in which faith in God plays a big part, then this is the book for you.

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About the Author:

Mary L. Ball is an inspirational fiction author and lives in North Carolina between the wondrous mountains and beautiful beaches. She writes about real-life problems, suspense or mystery blended with romance.

When Mary is not working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at church functions. Readers can connect with her on Face Book and Twitter.

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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Marquita Herald

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Our interview today is with Marquita Herald. Thank you Marquita for being here today and for agreeing to do this interview.

Marquita Herald

 

Question: What prepared you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I write nonfiction, more specifically personal transformation and resilience. Fear was a recurring theme in my family so from a young age I became fascinated by the way people respond differently to adversity – how it is that two people can suffer the same type of crisis, and while one becomes mired in negativity and feelings of helplessness, the other bounces back stronger than ever. That ability is called resilience and while we are each born with some level of this trait, to make full use of the characteristic it needs to be strengthened much like a muscle. It’s not difficult, but it does require intentional action and time. I first began working with this concept as a small business coach, and later when I launched my personal growth blog. The positive feedback from my readers is what inspired me to write my first book, Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience.

Stepping Stones for Emotional Resileience

 

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: I’ve always been big on participating in community outreach programs and at one time or another have served on the board for most of the major nonprofits in my area. I love to travel, doesn’t matter if it’s a road trip across the country, a trek on the Bullet Train across Japan, or poking around ancient ruins in Pompeii. Otherwise, I’m voracious reader; enjoy spending quiet time with close friends and hiking with my dog Lucy.

Beyond Your Book

 

Question: Have you done anything writing-related, besides your books that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

Answer: Every employer I ever worked for quickly found use for my writing skills so I’ve written all manner of things over the years from film scripts to public relations materials to population profile studies for hotel development projects. But the work that held the most meaning for me was sharing my respect and appreciation for the Hawaiian culture. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to write about and develop cultural education programs and have worked with many of the most respected Hawaiian kupuna (elders).

Words of Wisdom on Life and Love

 

Question: What is the “message” of your writing?

Answer: I am pretty single minded in my passion about personal freedom and accepting the power and authority we each have to create our own best life, so this is the central theme in all of my writing.

Inspirational Words of Wisdom for Challinging Times

 

Question: Tell us one place you visited or person you met, that made a big impression on you, and why.

Answer: I really had to think about this question because there are so many wonderful people who have influenced me, but there is one person who stands out. His name is Michael White and he is the General Manager of the Kaꞌanapali Beach Hotel where I worked for ten years. KBH is known as “The Most Hawaiian Hotel” but unlike many other Island businesses, this is not a marketing tagline. The business is managed by Hawaiian values and employees learn about the culture and language and even volunteer on company time. I learned to dance hula, speak the Hawaiian language and – maybe most important of all – I learned from Mike that one person can make a difference.

Christmas by Design

 

Question: Share something that’s amazing, touching, or that makes you angry.

Answer: What has always been a hot button for me is lumping people together under convenient labels, it doesn’t matter if it’s based on the way they look, the color of their skin or their personal preferences in life. This again plays a big role in the things that I write about. Each of us are unique and should be valued as such because there will never be another person exactly like you – ever.

Question: What’s the most trouble you ever had getting a book written?

Answer: As a new author I spent a fair amount of time connecting with other writers in online forums and groups. After seeing the same questions posted time and time again my coaching background kicked in and I decided to write a book answering the questions and issues I saw new authors struggling with, and a lot of that had to do with online book marketing. Less than a week after publishing the book Amazon announced a major change in their affiliate policies which sent the whole process of online book marketing into a tail spin. Most of the book promotion sites changed their policies and some sites closed all together. I ended up having to pull the book until the dust settled before I could begin the arduous task of completing an extensive rewrite and then relaunch the book.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: My newest book is The Resilient Writer: Insight and Inspiration on the Writing Life and the Business of Being an Author. I’ve wanted to do this book for over a year, but struggled with the question “does the world really need another quote book?!” But this book is a hybrid and my inspiration for the model was Steve Jobs. If you think about the entire collection of Steve Jobs’ brilliant quotes they read like a mini MBA course. That’s what I wanted to shoot for with this book. The quotations are primarily from contemporary writers who are on the front line of what it takes to achieve some level of success as author today. There is some inspiration and encouragement to be sure, but there is also a wealth of advice in the form of snippets on everything from character development to overcoming writer’s block, publishing and book marketing to growing a platform through social media and even a section on making time for it all.

The Resiliant Writter

 

Question: How many books do you have out?

Answer: I have published 8 books; 5 with personal transformation and resilience themes and 3 about the business of being an author.

Question: What are your future projects?

Answer: I tend to get bored easily so I like to keep multiple projects going so I’m researching a new book on personal transformation and just about finished with a major rewrite of my first book about resilience based on all the new research I’ve done over the past year. I’m also in the process of developing a special edition podcast under the Resilient Writer theme for my business of being an author series.

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Google+: https://google.com/+MarquitaHerald

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/marquitaherald

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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Lorieen D. Henry

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Lorieen Henry

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: 2 Corinthians 3:5
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. God qualifies me to encourage as well as inspire others.

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: My personal satisfaction comes from encouraging others and spending time with my family. Maintaining a safe and secure environment for my family is the best gift that I can give them.

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: No doubt we all have struggles and life is not always a bowl full of cherries, but with God, we are more than conquerors in Christ and all things are possible with Him. There’s one requirement, we must give Him our mess so that He may fix it. Stop holding on to mess! I walk you through my mess to my miracle, but I do it with you in mind. It is my goal to encourage, inspire and give hope to you as you walk out your own journey. Know that in all things, God Completes!

Question: What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Answer: My message is to encourage readers to finish the race realizing that anything that begins, continues and ends with God cannot fail. God Completes!

There is a Miracle in 21

 

Question: Tell us one place you want to visit, or person you want to meet, and why.

Answer: I had the opportunity to visit Hawaii as a 19 year old walk-on on the University of Southern Mississippi basketball team. After that experience, I realized I wanted to go back one day with my husband. Hawaii was beautiful and peaceful! I regard it as a little piece of heaven on earth and who better to share it with than the man God blessed me with, my husband.

Dig In

 

Question: Share something that makes you laugh, with just plain humor, or happiness, or because it’s so stupid.

Answer: The one thing that consistently gets a laugh out of me and never gets old is when my 4 year old daughter kisses me on my stomach and says, “Mama remember when I was a little baby and I was swimming around in there”.

Question: Share something that’s amazing, touching, or that makes you angry.

Answer: I become angry when I see people mistreat one another. We are all gifts from God that should be cherished and celebrated.

Question: What’s your next project? Tell us so we can’t wait for it to come out!

Answer: I’m currently working on a book titled Marriage: Take It or Leave It. I’m inspired by my marriage as I celebrate 10 years of marriage on January 1st. I’m going to share some truths that some Christians don’t want to admit. Hint: Stop being boring! Study your mate! If short skirts turn his head, get some for your bedroom.lol Keep it holy, but keep it HOT!

Question: What are your future projects?

Answer: You can look for my 4th title: “Seasoned for this Season” in December 2014. It will encourage readers to make their dreams reality. In January 2014, I will begin working on my Masters in Secondary Education as well as a Christian Life Coach Certification.

Question: What is your writing style?

Answer: Here is my professional writing process outlined:
Step 1: Write everything I want to write, everything that’s on my heart.
Step 2: Pray about everything I wrote asking God for guidance. The Holy Spirit is the best editor!
Step 3: REWRITE! REWRITE! REWRITE!
Step 4: Lift my work before the Lord as an offering.
Step 5: Have my work professionally edited.
Step 6: Read my work again to ensure the message that God wants delivered was not lost.
Step 7: Wait for God’s sign to proceed with publishing.

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Author Interview: 10 Questions with Lillian Duncan

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Lillian Duncan

 

Question: What do you think prepared you or qualifies you to write in your chosen genre?

Answer: I didn’t start writing until I was 40 so I’d been reading for 35 years at that time. Though, I read all types of books, mystery and suspense is by far my favorite. No matter what I try to write, it always turns into a mystery or suspense so I guess that’s what I was meant to write.

The Christmas Stalking

 

Question: Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of your writing, or are there times when you get help, from people or circumstances?

Answer: I was a speech pathologist for schools for 34 years. I was semi-retired for several years, but now am completely retired which allows me to focus on my writing career. I’m married with two adult step-sons. My husband and I live in a small town with two dogs and three parrots.

Deception

 

For the most part, my fiction is pure fiction. I’ve never been involved in any real life murder investigations, but if you know me well enough, you’d be able to pick out people and events that are similar to my real life.

Interestingly enough, I recently got a contract for a new novella series that features a crime-fighting speech pathologist. This book definitely is inspired by my real life. At least the speechy parts—not the murder part!

Question: Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction?

Answer: Of course, I love to read! That’s no big surprise. Along with that, my husband and I go camping several times each year. And by camping I mean in a camper with air conditioning and all the amenities I like! I do some crafty things, including some painting. I love to make greeting cards and then send them out to people.

Persued

 

Question: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.

Answer: I have a new book being released in January 2014. BETRAYED is the second in my SISTERS by CHOICE series. The series focuses on strong women who form strong bonds as they go the extra mile to help someone in trouble. The first in the series, DECEPTION, is about a pair of estranged twin sisters. BETRAYED is about another character that the reader meets in DECEPTION. And just this week, I sent in the edits for the third story, REDEMPTION.

The tagline for BETRAYED is….Her dead husband just called from the grave! Yikes, doesn’t that just send a tingle up and down your spine?

Betrayed

 

Here’s the blurb:

Witness Protection Program claims they can keep anyone safe if only they follow the rules so Maria follows the rules–every rule. She’s given up everything–her friends, her family, her past, even her name to ensure her daughter has a future.

Reborn as Veronica Minor in the sleepy little town of Sunberry, Ohio, she struggles to rebuild their life amid the beauty of her flower shop. A life where her daughter can have a happy normal childhood. A life where her daughter will never know that her father was a monster.

When a child disappears, Maria prays it has nothing to do with her past, but what if she’s wrong? Not knowing who to trust, she trusts no one…and that’s her first mistake

Dark Alleys

 

Question: What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Answer: I like to say I write suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s amazing love for his children.

Serenity Springs Ohio

 

Question: What’s the worst trouble you ever had with getting a book written (plots, finding needed information, getting a cover done)?

Answer: Interestingly enough, it’s BETRAYED. I’ve never had a serious writer’s block, but I did on this one. I’ve had little blocks before but nothing like this one. When I do get a mini-block, I go back to the start and revise. Usually, I’ve discover the spot where the story needs to be “fixed” and when I get to the mini-block, the story starts to flow again.

 

Not so for BETRAYED. I just couldn’t figure out what was going to happen next, no matter what I did. This went on through several rewrites and several months. Then one day, the light bulb came on. I was stuck just like the character was stuck. She had to let go of the traumatic event and move on with her life. Once I had her do that, I wrote the rest of the story in less than a week and more than 20,000 words.

Geese Mate for Life

 

Question: What’s your next project? Tell us so we can’t wait for it to come out!

Answer: REDEMPTION should be released sometime next year. Here’s the blurb:

Others may think Jamie Jakowski is a hero, but she knows differently. Haunted by her past, she searches for redemption by helping others in spite of the danger to herself. However after almost orphaning her daughter, Jamie opts to retire.
When a friend needs her, she agrees to one last undercover operation. Jamie is determined to reunite a heartbroken mother with her kidnapped son.

Used to working alone, Jamie’s not happy when she’s assigned a partner. And after a failed operation and a failed romance, Enrique Rodriguez is the last person she wants to work with—ever.

To succeed, Jamie must confront her past as well as the people who want her dead.

DEADLY COMMUNICATIONS should also be released next year. Here’s the blurb:

Improving communication skills is never easy; in this case it could be murder!

Maven Morris is a speech-language pathologist on medical leave or as she likes to say she’s been put out to pasture. When she’s offered a lucrative position by one of the community’s most powerful men to help his traumatic-brain-injured daughter improve her communication skills, she discovers secrets behind the iron gates of their mansion.

Now, she must find the courage to seek justice for her client, no matter who gets hurt—even if it’s her.

Question: How many books do you have out?

Answer: At the moment, I have six books published. PURSUED, DECEPTION, and THE CHRISTMAS STALKING, are all published by the Pelican Book Group. Then I have two older books that I released as e-books earlier this year. They are GEESE MATE FOR LIFE and SERENITY SPRINGS, OHIO. Then, DARK ALLEYS is a book I published independently. All of them are filled with fast-paced suspense and mystery and a touch or two of romance.

Question: What is your writing style?

Answer: I write by the seat of my pants, also known as a pantser. Being a pantser, I don’t do any outlining or plotting of my story. I sit down and I write. I never know what’s going to happen before it happens. That means I’m as surprised as the reader as my story takes its twists and turns. It’s what makes writing so much fun!

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