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Thriller set in International Oil Markets: To Steal a Sea

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About the Author Simon D. Reagan:

Simon D. Reagan lives in London and has lectured and presented on financial crime, money laundering, and international finance for more years than he’d care to say. He holds a doctorate in financial innovation in the global shipping sector. He’s fascinated by world politics and conspiracies, both real and imagined, and loves the beaches of Trinidad during the later cooler days of summer. Quite a paradox since he prefers rain and wind-swept umbrellas, and thunderstorms across seascapes.
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To Steal a Sea in Print and e-Book:

Russian oligarch Petr Damyanovitch had amassed his fortune through ruthlessness and charisma. His war record had been exemplary: as one of the most talented snipers in the Russian Army he had survived the blood-soaked killing fields of Stalingrad, and been present at the fall of Berlin.
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But after the collapse of the USSR his obsession became to restore his nation’s place in the world, using the untamed destructiveness of the international bond markets to wreak havoc upon those he blames for its demise. New-found allies on Wall Street and in a pragmatic White House would collaborate in his conspiracy, by supreme irony assisted by an Islamic fundamentalist with a vendetta against a modern secular world.
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Only three men stand in the way, with exceptional talents in law and finance but character flaws in equal measure. This would be a battle which would engulf many in its path, with the oil riches of a sea and the survival of nations as prizes. As panic floods the markets, a figure from the past emerges who holds the balance of power in his hands, seeking justice for a crime hidden from the world for a lifetime.
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The theme of closeness between friends, between lovers, and between father and daughter, pervades the book, as a terrifying conspiracy tears its way through the international oil markets. But it is the haunting of a war criminal, and the unfathomable self-guilt of a survivor, which drive forces which would clash across countries and continents in a remorseless quest for revenge and retribution, and an insatiable need for spiritual salvation.

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Paperback: 566 pages, great reviews

Kindle Edition $3.99 
http://www.amazon.com/Steal-Sea-Simon-D-Reagan-ebook/dp/B00FRSKGO0

Paperback     $19.80
http://www.amazon.com/To-Steal-Sea-Simon-Reagan/dp/0957526709/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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Meet Tamara Jackson: Author, Fitness & Weightloss Coach

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You might have seen Tamara Jackson on the Dr. Oz TV show, where she shared her heart-wrenching journey from 265 lb. junk food addict to 155 lb. fitness fanatic.  In her book 265 Point, Tamara Jackson, in the meantime a “Certified Group Exercise Instructor” through the American College of Sports Medicine, shows readers they can do it too.  265 Point reveals some touching moments where Jackson endured ridicule and prejudice at her high weight of 265 pounds.
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Tamara also shares the emotional and environmental challenges often faced in the quest to develop a healthier lifestyle. Women are sometimes sabotaged by their own family and friends who derail their weight loss efforts and criticize their healthier menus. Fueled by a new-found passion for health and fitness, Tamara delivers a realistic plan to reach a healthy weight including a practical food plan and doable exercise regimen.
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Check out Tamara’s author page on Amazon
A powerful and dynamic seminar leader, public speaker, media health expert and motivational fitness consultant, her website www.265point.com invites women worldwide to work one-on-one or in groups to make a final decision to a healthier future.  265 Point, a great guidebook for women who want to be fit, healthy and happy, is available in digital format and in print.on Amazon.
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Readers in Charlotte, NC, meet Tamara at her Book Signing:

Apr 5, 2014
11:00 AM
CHARLOTTE, NC The Last Word Charlotte Book Signing at The Last Word Charlotte
See details

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Meet Tamara Jackson here too:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29167290-tamara-jackson

http://www.amazon.com/265-Point-Tamara-Jackson/dp/149446537X/

and certainly on Twitter  @FitnessTamara

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Lovely Children’s Book: Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure

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Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned 

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Join Quincy and his family for their dream vacation, and be prepared to learn some valuable life lessons along the Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned carries young readers to a thrilling theme park setting, where Quincy’s entire family ends up taking an emotional roller-coaster ride.

From the anticipation and surprise of their destination to the fun and excitement of all the attractions, this clever children’s book follows Quincy as he explores the theme park in awe and amazement.

Ideal for children who can read at a second-grade level or above, as well as for parents, educators, and other caregivers responsible for children of any age,Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure addresses the critically important issue of child safety in crowded places. The book also reinforces children’s problem-solving skills and demonstrates how adults can use a child’s actions, creating a positive learning experience.
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Full of beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Kathy Houghton, Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure also contains discussion questions and safety tips to facilitate interactive learning and stimulate conversation about responsible behavior.
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About the Author:
Rita Major-Hallerdin is a mother, grandmother, and retired second-grade teacher with thirty-six years of experience in the White Plains City School District of New York. When it comes to teaching young children, her motto has always been that learning should be exciting and fun, and it is a teacher’s most fundamental challenge to creatively achieve this goal.

She firmly believes that “readers are leaders,” and that reading paves a pathway that leads to knowledge, success, and power. Inspired by a personal experience, she decided to write a book that would allow her to continue to shape young minds in creative ways.

Her debut book, Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure: A Lesson Learned, is an exciting and informative children’s book that teaches valuable life lessons while following a family as they enjoy their dream-vacation at a famous theme park.

Rita Major-Hallerdin currently resides in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband.  In addition to writing, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, reading, and playing tennis.

Quincy’s Theme Park Adventure is available in paperback on Amazon and received already great reviews:  http://www.amazon.com/Quincys-Theme-Park-Adventure-Learned/dp/1492713953/

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Happy Valentine’s Gifts – eBooks with Romance

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Today the celebration is primarily for lovers. But, also for your friends. Sending her or him one of these e-books via email from Amazon, let them know how much you enjoy their companionship on Valentine’s Day.  Elie Wiesel said: “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”  Share a great book!

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KENTUCKY RAIN by Jan Scarbrough: Kate is a recently divorced single mom who can’t make it on
her own Amazon.com/dp/B00BXPIENG
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Spannende Kurzgeschichten “mit Herz” von Claudia Westphal: “SCHATTENFRAU”
Amazon.de/dp/B008Y15YYO  (auf Deutsch)
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Romantic Suspense novel in the ski mountains of Montana “BURN ON THE WESTERN SLOPE” by
Angela Smith http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DL3ALDE
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He and Jen restart the brief, fiercely passionate affair that he abandoned, to his regret, 20 years ago in Paris … TREASURE OF SAINT-LAZARE   http://amzn.to/LjHHmD

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Reviewer: “J.H.Walker has written a cracker of a debut YA novel that begs a sequel.” REWRITE REDEMPTION   http://bit.ly/14XqFls
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BETTING ON LOVE: A Bluegrass Romance by Jan Scarbrough
http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/betting-on-love-a-bluegrass-romance/

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FRENCH ILLUSIONS: Memoir of an American au-pair for an aristocratic French family
Linda’s fascinating real-life story inside & outside the Loire Château http://bit.ly/18NyiJP
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FIRST KISS by Ann Marie Frohoff – YA Novel – romance of a rock musician and his “groupie”
http://amzn.to/1cEUt6w
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“This book is the definition of a page turner”: TIMELESS – a Gothic Romance by Jan Scarbrough
http://bit.ly/14vZXze

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PAINTER OF THE HEAVENS by Bart Stewart, called “A Novel of Crime and the Heart”. 
Penny & Lyle aren’t Bonnie & Clyde, but they become desperadoes in a way…
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F849FMM
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e-Books are great gifts for Valentine’s Day: a fabulous reading experience, no postage or delays and are inexpensive. See more at http://www.e-book-PR.com and http://www.international-ebooks.com

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Marci Fair, Author of Parenting Guide TILT

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Today’s author we are interviewing, is Marci Fair, a career women and mother of four children. Marci Fair shares her decades of insight in an enlightening way that weaves in quotes from her children along with 100+ practical, guilt-free parenting tips for the challenges working mothers face. Marci shows how mothers can live imperfectly on purpose. She inspires them to determine what really matters the most for themselves and their families, and then to focus on what lasts beyond childhood.
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Marci, how would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it?
TILT was written out of the difficult struggles and unexpected answers that I have found on my journey through the TILT of life, work, and motherhood. The wisdom of over 80 other working mothers in my book also demonstrates how moms can grow through their journeys to find happiness and success along the way. Balance is impossible; I teach how to TILT instead.
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Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
There are many significant messages in TILT, but if I had to pick the most important, it would be to encourage mothers to continue to dream and set goals for their lives. I believe that by continuing to pursue our dreams, as we help their children reach for theirs, sets a very important parenting leadership example. Through TILT, I share how to choose, in the nucleus of our families, to set the example by shining our own light, so we can love, guide, and empower those little lights we brought into this world.
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What inspired you to start writing?
As a working mom of four children, I have lived the juggles, the struggles and the heartache of guilt in trying to pursue professional accomplishments, as well as raise our children well.  Over time I found solutions that have helped our children find their own success and have brought happiness to myself. I shared them with women around me, who found them to be unique, easy to do and satisfying for themselves. As I walked my own motherhood journey, I realized that I needed to share the humor, the insight and ultimately the love and strength that a thoughtful motherhood can bring.
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How did you get the idea for this book?
Unknowingly at the time, I actually started writing TILT in July of 1996 – the first time I wrote down a quote from our oldest child. He was three at the time, and he made a funny kid statement that I wanted to remember. If I did not write them down immediately, (which is still true today) I would forget them.
That began the chronicling of the funny and heartfelt moments of my motherhood journey. Eventually I began to realize that our little ones had some serious wisdom to share; their musings could actually become the heartfelt answers to some of my soul-searching questions. Their quotes are actually the basis that TILT was built on.
There are over 70 of their quotes woven throughout the book, to help relay the messages of an enriching motherhood. I have learned that with careful insight, our biggest challenges can often become our greatest learning opportunities.
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Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The message of TILT is to encourage mothers to continue to dream and set goals for their lives. I believe that by continuing to pursue our dreams, as we help their children reach for theirs, sets a very important parenting leadership example.  
We teach our children that just as we are here to help them find the path to fulfill their own missions and life purpose, we need to fulfill ours as well.

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Marci, please give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:

Finally a book for professional women who have a heart for mothering. Marci doesn’t write to convince us we’ve made the right decision.  She writes to help us find peace on the path we’ve chosen, recognizing “balance” is a myth.  Her only agenda is to help us further our professional goals while being better mothers, with specific examples and chapter checklists that give us concrete steps to find the perfect “TILT” for today andtomorrow.”

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Assistant Director, Georgia State University College of Law Tax Clinic
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?

Working Moms Do Not Have To Be Guilty-Moms – Learn How To TILT Instead”  or
How to live a TILT-ed life with success for you and your children!
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you have learned as a writer from then to now?
Be brave. Follow your heart. Ask a lot of questions of people who are smarter than you. Don’t just dream about it – take action. Nothing will happen unless you take (the right) action.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process? What’s your least favorite?
My least favorite parts about writing the book are the deep edits and total reconstruction during that process. It is hard to re-write and make everything flow well together when it has been moved around so much.

I did enjoy creating all the different “parts” of TILT. I worked very hard to make it interesting for the reader, so I have

  • Mom Quizzes at the beginning of every chapter
  • Graphics throughout the book to give a visual explanation of an important point
  • Our children’s quotes woven throughout where they support the material
  • Wonderful wisdom from over 80 other women who wanted to help mothers
  • Checklists at the end of every chapter for specific, real life ideas that women
    can use today if they need more of the solution in their lives.

Ultimately my favorite part of the book process was holding the first copy of it in my hands!
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
The opening piece, “Why You – and I – Need to Read This Book” is pretty powerful and designed to speak to the heart of my reader. I want her to know that we are on the same page, with the humor and the challenges, and that TILT will give her real solutions.
The other piece “Closing Thoughts” was also written with great passion to help my reader. It comes straight from my core, to support them in believing that “our purpose in in our journey,” so make your journey count.
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If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
I am thankful to tell you that no – I would not change a thing. Even though it has been edited for over three years by many people, I am sure it could still be improved upon and written better here and there. But I have poured my heart and soul into the messages TILT shares, and I hope that the reader sees my desire for them to live a thoughtful, fulfilling life.
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How did you get published? Please share your own personal journey.
I researched. Then I researched. Then I researched some more. Ultimately, a friend on twitter recommended CreateSpace for Print-on-Demand, and they have been wonderful to work with.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Do not give up on your dream!!!  It will be hard, it will be challenging, but if you believe that your message should be shared, this is the best time in the publishing world for you to have the opportunity to share it.
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What is the best part of being a writer?
The best part of being a writer is knowing that my book will one of a few things that will live beyond me.   I am very hopeful that I will accomplish my goal with it – to help 10,000 moms and raise $10,000 for our children’s charity: Kares 4 Kids  www.kares4kids.com.

Once TILT has done that, I will know that I have really touched the lives of 10,000 women for the better and also helped thousands of children through Kares 4 Kids. Most importantly, I did it while honoring the family that I love and adore.
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What’s the most challenging part of being a writer for you?
The most challenging part about being a writer is the editing process, to be sure that I have caught my grammar, punctuation, and flow mistakes. Beyond creating the book, the next most challenging part is figuring out the best methods to launch it and share it with the world.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?  Italy.

What is your favorite book?
I am an avid reader, so it is difficult to say that I only have one favorite book. I love John Maxwell’s books for the excellent leadership and life wisdom. I love Andy Andrew’s books “The Noticer & The Noticer Returns” for their soul-searching wisdom. I love Dan Zadra’s “5” for it’s ability to help you define where you will be in your life in 5 years. I love Dave Ramsey’s books for their financial intelligence, and I love Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The One Thing” for its amazing ability to help you simply “line up the domino’s” in your life to achieve uncommon success. There are more….
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How would a close friend describe you?
A close friend would describe me as a mom who intensely loves her family, as a wife who is very thankful to live her life with her soul mate, as a big picture thinker who purposefully, if imperfectly, thoroughly lives each of the 100 years she will hopefully be blessed with.
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Where can people learn more about your writing?

http://amzn.to/1bs4L8Y
http://www.facebook.com/guiltfreemom
http://www.guiltfreemom.com
http://marcifair.wordpress.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7427243.Marci_Fair

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What is the ONE thing that brought you more readers?

The one thing that I have done that has brought me more readers has been to host workshops in my local marketplace on my subject matter – helping working moms.
 

What’s one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about
That I secretly wish I had a whole weekend to sit on the sofa and veg out.  Well, maybe for half a day.  Well, I could get “antsy” after a couple of hours. Anyway, it really sounds wonderful.
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Author Interview Cleveland O. McLeish

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Today’s Author Interview is with Cleveland O. McLeish, a prolific writer, screenwriter and play wright. 

Cleveland, thanks for telling us a bit more about yourself and your books. How would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it? For example your latest work Chloe.

Chloe represents everyone who has ever made a difference in somebody’s life. She was that unplanned pregnancy that came with an option to abort, who grew up to change the world…or did she.

Chloe is a mystery/thriller that will keep the reader guessing. I have a friend who read the book, and skipped to the end, only to be forced to go back and read the book from where she left off.
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What inspired you to start writing ?
I have been writing plays for my church since 1999. It was fun to be able to add some structure to the productions we did, as opposed to just improvising. That led to my online ministry at www.christianplaywright.org. I loved writing so much, that I have tried my hand at all types of writing.
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It was originally a play, that morphed into a screenplay that ended up as a novel. Each version has won an award, so it’s easily one of my favorite stories. I was inspired to write it many years ago from a “What if” thought I had.

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Who is your favorite character and why?
Chloe, of course. She has easily grown to be a part of me….a part of the family. She is real, honest and open about how she feels and what she is thinking. She is not afraid to be herself, despite what others may think of her.
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Are your characters based on real people?
Fragments of real people, no one particular character.
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Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
This was written by a non-Christian:  “I don’t agree with the message of this book and I think some of its points are a bit of a stretch, but that doesn’t mean that the story didn’t catch me by surprise and present an argument that was not only concise but well written. Instead of shoving points of view in your face, it guides you through a scenario that is a valid way to approach this topic. (I won’t spoil it for you future readers)I didn’t realize the impact of what was going to happen to the characters until it really hit me and I realized the intent of the story. It did make me think for a moment about my own personal beliefs and though they differ than what is in the book, I still think it’s a good read because of how thought out and well written it is.”
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?
Purpose of Life
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How much of the book is based on real life (either yours or someone you know)?
Not much. I created a world I was not familiar with, and characters I was meeting for the very first time.
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you have learned as a writer from then to now?
Being persistent and consistent in writing will make us better writers.
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
Well, it’s hard to say with spoiling it for future readers, but without saying it…I am sure everyone who reads the book will agree that that is the best part lol.
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If your book would be made into a movie, who should play the main character?
Emma Watson would do well as Chloe.
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How did you get published? Please share your own personal journey.
I have had written material for a while, as well as hundreds of length plays. I have approached trade Who-I-am-in-Godpublishers in the past, but found it to be too tedious a task, so I was quite content with the reach and success of my website. One day while browsing, Amazon took me to CreateSpace.com.  It caught my interest, so I tested the system with a few of my plays, as customers keep asking me for hard copies of plays from my website. It worked out pretty well, and I was sold on their system…so I have been using them since.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Keep writing, and never stop. Write everyday. Write consistently everyday. Rejection from publishers and peers is not a failing grade for your talent. Most of all, believe in yourself, and what you write.
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What is the best part of being a writer?
Touching and prompting a change for the better in someone…maybe bringing comfort or laughter to those who mourn or are dejected.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process?  What’s your least favorite? Creating a story on a blank piece of paper is priceless. Marketing and getting the book on the shelves is a difficult stage for me.
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What is ONE thing that you have done that brought you more readers? 
Announce the availability of my book during a Church service.
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What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
Writing everyday.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?
Jerusalem.
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What is your favorite book?
Anything by Frank Peretti or Randy Alcorn
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How would a close friend describe you?
Troublesome. LOL
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Where can people learn more about your writing?
My website www.christianplaywright.org
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These are Cleveland McLeish’s latest books:

Chloe: A Novel, available on Amazon as paperback and e-book

Who I Am In Christ: 101 Daily Declarations of Faithpaperback and e-book

or meet him at Facebook
or his webpage to learn more about this multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter, who considers himself one of God’s modern-day scribes. He has penned over 100 plays and several
screen plays, some of which have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in competition, including the Screenplay Chloe Cleopatra Taylor. He is also a youth director and lay minister in the Church of God of Prophecy in Jamaica. He is a born Jamaican living in Kingston with his lovely wife, Nordia.
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CURSE THE MOON – by Lee Jackson

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Curse The Moon – First in the Cold War Series

His code-name is Atcho. He leads guerrilla fighters through the US-supported insurgency that rages at the Bay of Pigs in the early days of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Captured and cast into the island’s worst dungeons, Atcho learns that a phantom-like officer of the Soviet KGB shadows him. Inexplicably released from incarceration and still dedicated to his country, he battles through the bowels of the Kremlin in Moscow, into the granite halls at West Point, and finally to highest levels in Washington, DC. Atcho’s rise opens doors into US National Defense even as the seemingly omniscient KGB officer holds unflinching sway over his actions. His public life clashes with secrets that only he and his tormentor share, isolating him in a world of intrigue among people whom he is determined not to betray – and then he finds that he is the trigger that could spark thermonuclear war.
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Curse the Moon received high praise, lots of 5-Star reviews, notably this one by Lieutenant-General Ricky Lynch, former Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division during the Surge in Iraq.
“Riveting, and couldn’t put it down.”

Curse the Moon is available in print and digital version, 292 pages, ISBN: 9780989802574
$2.99 e-book, $13.78 paperback

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Website
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Lee Jackson Brings Heat To The Cold War:
He writes Historical Thriller Fiction – particularly surrounding the Cold War. Having lived in Morocco, Germany, Costa Rica, and of course in the United States and having been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for a combined 38 months,  Lee Jackson has been up-close-and personal with many different cultures.
He graduated from West Point and Boston University, resulting in a front row seat on many pivotal events. He now lives in Texas with his wife. Lee Jackson’s first novel, “Curse The Moon” launched in December 2013 and 2014 will see more of his work.

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Wo bleibt denn der Pilot?

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Hinter den Kulissen eines Executive Flugdienstes. Nehmen Sie Platz im Cockpit …
Lassen Sie sich in den fliegerischen Alltag einer Berufspilotin entfuehren, und erleben Sie Cockpit und Flugplatz Begebenheiten waehrend ihrer Fluege in ganz Europa (in Deutscher Sprache).

Die Kurzgeschichten zeigen dass langeweilige Routine und faszinierendes Erlebnis, Technik und Naturgewalten, Menschen und Maschinen, Elimente des beruflichen Fliegens sind.

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Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories

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Fiza’s first compilation of short stories makes her come across as a sort of modern day neo-mystic.  Through the 22 stories in the book, the author communicates to us lessons in faith in a way that will appeal to both adults and children alike.  The language is simple and lucid, yet enticing and appealing at the same time.” Reviewer for ‘The Examiner’

This collection brings together, a variety of bizarre Christmas stories never heard before. From creepy dark catacombs to a haunted winter wonderland, this treasury brings with it, a mystical side to Christmas and the birth of a legendary baby. Whether deep in a forest of India or back in time, in Bethlehem, ‘Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories’ brings to its readers the holy, the Almighty, the haunted, the obsession, the innocent, the magical and the reason to celebrate.
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About the Author:
Fiza Pathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology. She is a qualified teacher having a Bachelor’s degree in Education, her special subjects being History and English. Fiza is an avid reader of books of all genres and writes short stories and articles. Don’t miss to read Fiza’s blog regularly:

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Fiza Pathan is also the author of ‘S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories‘ and ‘Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them‘ which is available as a paperback edition and various digital formats on Amazon and other platforms.
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http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Bizarre-Christmas-Stories-Pathan/dp/1481081764

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The Marriage Whisperer

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“You will be in awe at how many of these relationship stories will ring true …” said one reviewer of The Marriage Whisperer by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Patt Pickett, Ph.D. It is designated as the “September Book of the Month” by MidWest Book Review.  Another reviewer states: “Excellent marriage enrichment book for couples! Highly Recommended!”  The Marriage Whisperer was featured in the September 2013 Small Press Book Watch as the “Reader’s Choice”. And also “Recommended” by The US Review of Books: “The author clearly understands the various dynamics that impact how couples navigate their life issues. She also has an amazing handle on why difficulties may be occurring and what can be done to improve them. With a wise, sensible, and a professional touch, she invites the reader to consider respectful options and accommodations. The inclusion of tables, lists, and short paragraphs, which offer specific ideas on what needs to be done and how one can proceed, makes this a user-friendly support to couples.”
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70 couple stories This jargon-free, self-help title is written by an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and inspired by over 10,000 conversations. It delivers 70 couple stories with humor and includes many practical tips and tools for lasting relationship improvement. Popular themes, such as communication, habits, chores, arguments, sex, and intimacy are explored in easy-read tales.
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“Author Patt Pickett, Ph.D., has the training, knowledge and experience to create a book for married couples of all ages. She has worked with couples, listened to their stories, counseled for many years, and put all those years of expertise into The Marriage Whisperer” says a reviewer.
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Decades of experience in the Marriage and Family therapy field is the background for her book. Patt Pickett, Ph.D. says: “I wrote a collection of unique and practical notes over a 20 year period in my professional role about what I learned, my clients have continually requested that I write a book, and I wanted to get my messages out to a broader audience –“Strengthen Families, One Marriage at a Time” and “With persistence and motivation, all couples can improve their relationship.”

Read more at Patt Pickett’s website: http://themarriagewhisperer.net/ and about her academic background http://themarriagewhisperer.net/who-is-she/
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The Marriage Whisperer Subtitle: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight is available on Amazon, Paperback: 214 pages, as well as at Powell’s, BooksaMillion and a dozen other bookstores.

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Interview with Author Bart Stewart

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A pleasure to talk today with Bart Stewart, author of several books and short stories, notably his latest novel Painter of the Heavens
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Bart, what inspired you to start writing?
I started writing as a kid, mainly as an escape from some hard times my family was going through. I was inspired by the old Twilight Zone TV show, and wrote surreal fantasy pieces like that.I never stopped loving that sub-genre, which is much smaller than some other fantasy categories, like sword-and-sorcery. Richard Matheson, who passed away this year, was the great modern practitioner of it. He wrote some Twilight Zone episodes, too. H.G. Wells may have been the real pioneer. He said to take a realistic setting and inject one fantastic element. My first book, Tales of Real and Dream Worlds, is in this style.Apart from Matheson/Serling fantasy, I read the classics. Tolstoy, Twain, Dickens, Poe, and from the 20th century Truman Capote. I always said In Cold Blood was the best description of personalities I have ever read. But now I have to mention Elizabeth Strout’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Olive Kitteridge.
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How would you describe your latest book to someone who has not yet read it?
I’m hoping the subtitle, “A Novel of Crime and the Heart,” will tell the world that this is fiction that goes into the personalities and psyches of its two main characters as they become caught up in a criminal scheme. It might better be called “A Novel of the Heart, and Crime.” Painter of the Heavens is a very character-driven novel about a woman who becomes romantically involved with a potentially dangerous con artist. We don’t know his thoughts, only hers, so he could very well love her as much as he claims to. His behavior and statements tell us that he has a conflicted and compartmentalized mind. Ultimately, he becomes quite scary.
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Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
I enjoy painting pictures with words, describing scenes and personalities. I’m told by objective readers that I am very good at it. In this novel I am showing two people, Penny Sturdevant and Lyle Chilton, whose lives go off the rails due to the obsession for money that one of them has. If there is a message it would be to resist such attitudes, but also that it is something we are all subject to in this rat-racing society.
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How did you get the idea for the novel?
That is always the toughest question! Where did you get this idea, or where do these characters come from? It is very mysterious. The stories just start rolling like a movie in my head. I edit them, but the origins are unknowable to me. I get lots of story ideas, all the time. A tougher question might be why choose one story idea over others?  In the case of this novel, the interplay of the two personalities appealed to me, and I thought the fraud case itself was intriguing.
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Are your characters based on real people?
No character in my novel comes from any single source. I generally cobble my characters together like Frankenstein’s monster, from parts and traits of many different people. There is usually a bit of me in there somewhere. Otherwise, they are made up of pieces of people I have known, sometimes even briefly.
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Who is your favorite character and why?
Penny and Lyle, are predominately who the book deals with. Several supporting characters turn up, especially Penny’s best friend and sounding board, Chloe. But Penny with her healthy, heartfelt desire to have a fulfilling life, and Lyle with his conflicted, mirror-maze mind are characters that equally stayed in my thoughts.
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If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?
The theme would be – Me being on the Oprah show. No, I’m kidding. The theme would be Honesty. Or maybe Authenticity. Painter of the Heavens deals with issues of authenticity in life.
How much of the book is based on real life (either yours or someone you know)?
Penny’s struggle to have a fulfilling life is real enough, and it is going on all around us, on the street, every day. Likewise the reality of wishful thinking, or “wanting to believe,” which the con artists prey on. The changeable personality type, the Jekyll-and-Hyde type, is no fantasy, either.
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What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
They would have feelings of empathy for Penny, who only wants “to be part of something.” She wants to be part of something healthy and long-lasting, not just a love affair but a larger life around it. She ends up with Lyle Chilton, and a criminal scheme. But I don’t write heroes and villains that are 100% good and evil. Lyle is a conflicted person, and while we aren’t privy to his thoughts, he seems to have found some genuine connection with Penny, which is another interesting aspect of the novel.
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Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
The most striking thing I have learned is that I can’t stop doing it. I keep on writing in the face of impossible odds. The traditional publishing route is like a lottery. There is a certain bar of quality that must be met, but beyond that it is luck of the slush-pile draw. We like to think that the most successful writers got that way because they wrote the best books. Instead they are like lottery winners, surrounded by a sea of talents of higher, lower, and similar worth. W.C. Fields once said it was easy for him to quit drinking, that he had done it a thousand times. That’s how I am with writing, in the absence of any commercial success I have quit a thousand times. But the stories keep coming to me, and objective readers keep telling me how much they love my work.
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Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process? What’s your least favorite?
I love reading the finished product. That’s the best part. All the rest of it is pretty grueling mental work. After all, every sentence can be worded a dozen different ways, or more. You have to deliver the best wording, every time. It is just a lot of hard mental work, for no guarantee of pay, or even of being considered, or seen at all.
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What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
There are so many great “small” scenes in Painter of the Heavens, little vignettes along the way. Those are what makes a novel in my view. But if I had to pin down a favorite scene in my book it would be where Lyle convinces Penny to be his accomplice in the forgery fraud. He will actually convince you that this madness of his is a good idea! He talks a very, very good game. Always.
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If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
This is going to sound really conceited, but no. I work-shopped this novel extensively at some top writing centers, and had it professionally edited. For a book about the psychology of characters like these two, it is as good as I can make it.
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If your book would be made into a movie, who should play the main characters?
Unfortunately, Susan Hayward and Robert Mitchum are dead.
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What general advice do you have for other writers?
Understand that this may be the toughest game in the world in terms of finding success. There’s no heavy lifting involved, but the odds of achieving success are remote. There must be a billion writers in the world, and while most of them are not competitive, they all take up time and oxygen. With e-books the odds have shifted slightly in the author’s favor, but the same old situation of the vast slush-pile of manuscripts still exists. It has only been shifted directly to the readers, who must now choose between the endless thousands of titles pouring onto the market every week. If you view this as a lifelong calling, you may be able to build a core following that will lead to some sales. You have to deliver extremely well-polished manuscripts, of course. A good writing center is helpful for that. Remember too that creative works are subjective. Every book ever written was hated by somebody.
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What is the best part of being a writer for you?
The self-expressive aspect of this is probably unparalleled. No other art form can communicate with both the specificity and the atmospherics of literature. With writing you can talk to the logic center as well as the emotions. I have written a blog post that goes in depth on the value of literary fiction:  http://bartstewart.com/2013/09/new-literary-society-due/
What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
The challenges are endless, just in producing the fiction. The work has to be your best. Revisions go on forever; it seems that it’s never finished. Then comes the marketing part, with all the expense and all the computer platforms you have to learn to do that. I am not a computer engineer nor am I wealthy.
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Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?
The Great Barrier Reef
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What is your favorite book?
Important books are not always pleasant books, understand. I said above that Capote’s In Cold Blood had the best descriptions of human personalities that I know of. If you have not read it, I do recommend it, and I can tell you that it is not overly graphic in describing the murders.
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How would a close friend describe you?
“The triumph of style over bile! The droll soul with the heart of gold! The mellow jello fellow! Ladies and gentlemen – Party Barty!!!”
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Where can people learn more about your writing?
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Living In or Near the Canadian Capital OTTAWA, ON?

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Mark your calendar for October 26 and 27 – Saturday and Sunday! Visit Canada’s Premier Book Extravaganza! The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) invite you for a Book Fair at the RA (Recreational Association facility) with ample FREE parking.

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At age 20, the Ottawa Independent Writers association is poised for its most buzzing, exciting event yet when the door of its tenth annual book fair bursts open on October 26 and 27. George Laidlaw, the face of and a tireless force behind the OIW, always coming up with innovations and inspiring fellow writers, is ready to receive a crowd of 2,000.

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Ottawa Writer and member of the OIW, Margaret Kell, wrote a blog post about this event and also mentioned the “star writer” and initiator, George Laidlaw, author  of 91 books. Margaret herself is the author of A Book of Kells and Kathleen’s Cariole Ride.  

Read more on Margaret Kell’s blog CozyBookBasics Meet more than 50 independent writers, showing their books in Ottawa! Visit OIW’s website http://www.oiw.ca to see a catalog of members’ books.

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Book Launch: TIMELESS – a Gothic Romance


Timeless by JAN SCARBROUGH

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When Beth Abbott receives a surprise inheritance from her birth mother, she travels to the family’s nineteenth century mansion in Old Louisville, KY, now a Bed and Breakfast. There she meets the resident ghost, a little girl whose crying scares, but intrigues guests. Beth sets out to discover the identity of the ghost and why she appears happy to Beth, not sad.

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Jeff Halstead, a man with several secrets, runs the bed and breakfast. But he’s more than that to Beth, and she feels their connection immediately.  A psychic medium who doubts his skills, Jeff slowly uncovers the truth of their past lives. Will he be in time to reveal the identity of Beth’s enemy? Will the love they shared in the past follow them into the future?
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A contemporary Gothic romance, Timeless has all the elements of an intriguing paranormal: a resident ghost, evil entities, tragic lovers, and ultimate redemption. Set in Old Louisville, now and in the past, Timeless brings together the elements of history and contemporary New Age belief.

Jan Scarbrough: “Being a history major as well as an ex-English teacher came in handy when writing this book.” “I believe Timeless is the best book I have written so far.” “Let me know if you read the book and like it.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F73NUCA
Print Length: 168 pages $2.99

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A member of the Romance Writers of America, Jan Scarbrough has been active in the local Kentucky RWA chapter and is a member of Novelist, Inc . Her best friends are fellow writers. Who else will check a point plot for her or understand GMC and POV?

Jan lives in Louisville, Kentucky, along with three dogs, two cats and a supportive husband. To get her horse fix, she takes riding lessons once a week at Premier Stables in Simpsonville, KY. She is a also a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association.

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Betting On Love: A Bluegrass Romance

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Betting On Love: A Bluegrass Romance

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Sarah Colby believes in fairy tales and wants to find her Prince Charming. Encouraged by her girlfriends and a matchmaking aunt, Sarah sets out to catch eligible bachelor Lane Williams, a guy with an aversion to settling down.

A Bluegrass restaurateur and chef, Lane can’t be bothered with romance. He’s spent his youth taking care of and providing for his younger siblings. Clearly, the sexy, young woman, who wants only marriage and commitment, is trouble for Lane and his new freedom.

As the two work together to pull off a Kentucky Derby party for charity, Lane finds himself susceptible to Sarah’s charms…and … How was he to know she was a virgin, especially when she seduced him?

Reviewers:
“A quick and pleasant romantic read.”
Delores, for Coffee Time Romance

“This Story Is a Winning Bet!”
Jan Hougland on Amazon

Print Length: 133 pages, $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/Betting-On-Love-ebook/dp/B00EXV18HQ

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About Jan Scarbrough:
Thanks to Jan husband’s hard work, Betting On Love went live on Amazon on Labor Day—which just happened to be her birthday this year. Jan Scarbrough is the author of the popular Bluegrass Reunion series, writing heartwarming contemporary romances about home and family, single moms and children, and if the plot allows, about another passion–horses. Living in the horse country of Kentucky makes it easy for Jan to add small town, Southern charm to her books, and the excitement of a horse race or a big-time, competitive horse show.

Jan: “A member of the Romance Writers of America, I have been active in my local Kentucky RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter and am a member of Novelist, Inc . My best friends are fellow writers. Who else will check a point plot for me or understand GMC and POV?”

“I live in Louisville, Kentucky, along with three dogs, two cats and a supportive husband. To get my horse fix, I take riding lessons once a week at Premier Stables in Simpsonville. I’m a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association.”
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Kentucky Derby Festival

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French Illusions – by an American Writer

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French-Illusions

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Memoir of an American au-pair for an aristocratic French family in a Loire Valley chateau. She pretended to speak French when applying for the job at a Chateau in France…

French Illusions, the first of two books based on the author’s diaries, takes place in the summer of 1979. Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an aristocratic French family in the Loire Valley. In order to secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, confident she’ll be forgiven once she arrives at her destination.
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French Lifestyle
This book captures Linda’s fascinating real-life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. Her compelling memoir details her challenges and triumphs as she tries to adjust to her new life with Madame and Monsieur Dubois and their children.

When Linda encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, her life with the family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Join Linda on her unforgettable adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world.

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Experiencing French culture
French Illusions is a lovely read that captures the flair of France. Are you maybe interested in working overseas and indulging in French culture?  Or always wanting to travel to France? Learn the French language?  Then this book is perfect for you: entertaining and at the same time adding a touch of “savoir-vivre en France” and showing life in a French aristocratic family.

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About the author:
Linda Kovic-Skow resides in Gilbert, Arizona. She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978 from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1985. She has been married for 28 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions, her debut memoir, is the culmination of a three-year project and will have a sequel pretty soon.

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