Cheryl Holloway Discusses How to Improve Your Writing Skills

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How to Improve Your Writing Skills

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to improving your writing skills.

The bad news is writing can often times be very intimidating to people who don’t write on a regular basis. However, the good news is that any writer can improve their writing skills with a little discipline and with a little eagerness to learn. Here are some of my tips.

Learn the Basics of Grammar and Writing

  • Take a writing class at your local college or a writing workshop by a well-known author in your city. From time to time, I teach Writing Workshops from coast to coast. So, if I’m in your area, check me out!
  • Buy some General Writing Guides – Every writer should have a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White on their book shelf for general writing. I would also suggest a Manual of Style (a guide for authors and editors), such as Chicago Manual of Style or New York Times Manual of Style. Some other writing book suggestions are Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott; On Writing by Stephen King; and Stein on Writing by Sol Stein. If all else fails, try Writing Fiction for Dummies. Surprisingly, it has good writing information in it.

  • Buy a good book on how to write in your genre. Romance, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thriller, etc. Years ago, I had a really good book on How to Write Romance Stories. I told many romance authors about it and loaned it to a few authors. Well, my book eventually disappeared. Now, it’s out of print. (Note: If you stole my book, please return it!)

Read to enhance your writing.

  • The best writers are avid readers, and surprisingly reading on a regular basis is an easy way to start enhancing your own writing skills. I used to read a book a day, but in recent years I have slowed down on the number of books I read daily.
  • Expand your reading to more challenging books. Don’t just read the same author or genre all the time—diversify your reading material. Note: Read 2 or 3 books on the best sellers list and open your eyes to new authors.
  • While reading other authors, pay attention to how they write: sentence structure; use of synonyms, antonyms, and adjectives; word choices; descriptions; character developments; transitions; showing versus telling; and how the story flows. This will be extremely helpful to you as a writer.

Develop your own style.

  • Discover your own “voice”through trial and error.
  • Analyze famous writers by imitating (not duplicating) their writing style.
  • Try various elements from a variety of your favorite authors and create your own style of

Write with a passion.

  • Write regularly and consistently. By now, you should know my saying, “Writers write.”

Review your writing.

  • Every 3 months Review your earlier work and see how you’ve grown. Note: Read something you wrote five years ago and you will laugh at your naiveté in early writing.

My last tip is easy—continue writing and continue growing.

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Guest Author Interview – Paul Anthony

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Title: White Eagle

Genre: Organized Crime/Espionage

Synopsis: A Cumbrian detective is working with the Special Crime Unit and elements of British Intelligence.

When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.

What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve. Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.

The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.

Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?

Paul Anthony, Author

International Author on Cheryl Holloway’s Blog

CH: Today’s Guest International Author is Paul Anthony.  He is the UK Crime Writer. Welcome to my blog, Paul.

CH: We don’t know who or what is ‘White Eagle’? So, please tell us in one sentence, why we should read this novel.

PA: This is a book that informs, engages, engrosses, and entertains the reader.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this book?

PA: The story begins in the isolated Quandril Mountains of the Middle East. Here, the white eagle is prominent unlike the rest of the world where it is a comparative rarity in its purest form. The book traces the life of an innocent youngster, who befriends an eagle after a catastrophic attack on the remote village in which they both live. It is a life-changing episode that underpins and explains the protagonist’s motive of revenge. But the Quandril Mountains are also the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (a terrorist organization that is proscribed—prohibited, denounced and banned—in the UK and elsewhere), and our young man’s father is an integral part of the organization. Also known as the PKK, Kadedk, or Kongra Gele, the organization is a separatist movement that seeks an independent Kurdish state in southeast Turkey. This tale follows the flight of the eagle and its Muslim handler, as they embark on a mission of global revenge.

CH: What made you decide to write a book about organized crime/espionage?

PA: I don’t know anything about flower arranging, cookery or gardening so I learnt long ago not to write about things that I am not familiar with. As a detective, I was in command of a counter-terrorist unit and worked extensively throughout the UK, with various agencies, on counter-terrorism at the national and international level. It is an area I am acquainted with.

CH: ‘Qisas’ is the right of a murder victim’s nearest relative to take the life of the killer. Most people have never heard of ‘Qisas’. Did you have to do a lot of research to write this book?

PA: My main area of research revolved around the geography and environment of the Quandril Mountains and various travel routes that the main character might take in his escape. The term ‘Qisas’ may not be recognizable to some but it is an Islamic term meaning retaliation in kind, revenge, an eye for an eye, or retributive justice. It is a category of crimes in Islamic jurisprudence where Sharia Law allows equal retaliation as the punishment. It’s available—against the accused—to the victim or victim’s heirs, when a Muslim is murdered, suffers bodily injury, or suffers property damage. In the case of murder, Qisas means the right of a murder victim’s nearest relative or legal guardian to, if the Sharia court approves, take the life of the killer. Qisas is one of several forms of punishment in Islamic Penal Law. In the world of counter-terrorism—or counter extremism—it will always be necessary to acknowledge how others live their lives irrespective of what religion, faith, race colour or creed they belong to. Since Islam is the second biggest religion in the world with over one and a half billion followers, I would suggest to you that ‘Qisas’ is a well-known term in some quarters, since it is part of Sharia Law. That law is present, to varying extents, in the criminal justice system of many Muslim-majority countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, Mauritania, and some parts of Indonesia. In many places in the United States of America and Canada, however, Sharia Law is banned in the legal system and explains why some people from the ‘west’ will not be aware of the term ‘Qisas.’ With this in mind, I suggest to you that the novel, White Eagle, informs and entertains the reader as the work unravels. It is fast-moving fiction based inside a model of fact.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

PA: My writing style has evolved over the years and has certainly improved since my first published work in 1996. It’s much crisper and innovative than those days. I enjoy writing and am always looking for ways to deliver a good-paced thriller that doesn’t confuse the reader.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

PA: At the end of the day, this book is like many others. Who wins? Who loses? Or is it a draw? It’s good versus bad with explanations as to why, offered along the way. The writing is certainly believable, but there is obviously a lot of imagination in use too. Some of the action sequences are quite unique, whilst also being extremely credible.

CH: Can readers tell where the truth ends and fiction begins or did you write transparently?

PA: The whole work is entirely fictitious, but the narrative often explains where the truth—or fact—lies in the story and why it is written in the manner it is.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

PA: Mouretti! Whilst the ‘baddie’ is a terrorist, Boyd and Mouretti are the good guys, trying to identify him and chase him down. Boyd is a Scotland Yard detective working out of a unit inside Counter Terrorist Command. Mouretti is a NATO investigator, who develops a ‘freelance’ interest in the inquiry when terrorism rips his life to pieces. Balancing and developing a ‘good guy’ and a ‘bad good guy,’ who have no relationship to each other is not as easy as it might seem. They have to work out, if they are looking for a terrorist, a terrorist organization, or a crime syndicate. And who is who? It’s not until the very end that all is revealed.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

PA: White Eagle is part of the Boyd detective series that I have written. It has proved extremely popular in the UK, where each of the books have reached bestseller status in the Kindle store. Boyd is a Cumbrian from the Lake District and he speaks his mind to the extent that he is often in trouble with his bosses. His team is formed from a mix of elite UK detectives and a selection of high-grade intelligence officers from MI5—the Security Service. His second in command, Anthea, is an intrepid member of the unit who does not suffer fools gladly. Intelligent and extremely competent, she is a crack shot. Alternatively, and of equal enjoyment, Antonia, of MI5, is a privileged daughter of parents who left her a financial legacy. She is of comfortable private means. In the City, in the country club, she has no enemies, save those who bitch at her pretentiousness. Antonia has connections in every corner of society that one might imagine: the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a senior Intelligence Officer, she is a leading member of the controversial team and she is falling in love with Phillip Nesbit, director general of the security service. So, my favourite characters are probably Boyd, Anthea and Antonia.

CH: Which character was hardest to develop?

PA: I’ve not actually found any of them difficult to develop as I have profiles of every character that I have written about.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

PA: The message ‘Why?’ is posed in the first chapter and runs through the story. The book will interest those who like a good mystery, a murder, a fast-paced thriller, a police procedural with a twist of espionage, and even a political thriller, because it has all of those elements thrown in. It shows the problems a police and intelligence service have in identifying a terrorist, what steps are used to try and catch someone, why terrorism occurs, and how terrorism could have been avoided in the historical context. In relation to Kurdistan, the work shows an understanding of how the making of war and defining a peace process are bizarrely related.

CH: Since this book is full of suspense, action and intrigue, do you prefer writing books with a lot of twists and turns and ups and downs?

PA: My thrillers always carry some twists and turns, whether they lie in the plot or in the evolution of the character in the story. One of the problems for investigators, in this story, is that there is early evidence that White Eagle is a terrorist group. But how to find the group and identify it is the crux of an intriguing investigation that is guaranteed to keep the reader engrossed.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this book?

PA: Very good. I’ve never chased or harried people for reviews because that’s not my way. But some of the reviews on Amazon are as follows:  …another brilliant story about William Boyd and his colleagues; …the author has really put together another great story and taken us to a different part of the world to get the excitement going in the book;  …Written with a great knowledge of the subject, this is well-paced, engaging and difficult to put down; …The characters are well thought out and believable and the story weaves effortlessly between locations. Great stuff; …Couldn’t put it down from start to finish. You will not be disappointed with it.

CH: What is your next writing project?

PA: This month (February 2018), I shall be publishing, Septimus, the story of a man from Cumbria, who gets embroiled in the Roman invasion of the Lake District and the subsequent invasion of Scotland. It’s loosely based on the life story of my great uncle, who was a scout for the US cavalry and one of the first recorded white men to journey into Indian country. It’s a departure from crime thrillers and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing it. The next Boyd thriller is fully plotted, and I shall start writing that one soon.

CH: How to Find Paul Anthony:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

PA: Amazon in Kindle and Lulu.com in print.

CH: Any closing remarks?

PA: Many thanks, Cheryl and best wishes from the UK.

CH: Thank you so much, Paul Anthony, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Vanessa Riley

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Title: The Bittersweet Bride

Genre: African American Historical

Synopsis: Widow Theodosia Cecil needs a husband to help protect her son. The former flower seller, turned estate owner, posts an ad in the newspaper, and no one is more surprised than she, when her first love, the man she thought dead, reappears.

Ewan Fitzwilliam has been at war for six years. Now, the second son of a powerful Earl is back, but his beloved Theo needs a husband and will not consider him. She believes Ewan left her—in desperate straits—so she denies the feelings she still harbors for the handsome, scarred soldier. Theo and playwright Ewan must overcome bitter lies and vengeful actions that ruined their youthful affair. Theo must reveal her deepest secret in order to reclaim the love that has long been denied.

Vanessa Riley, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Vanessa Riley. She enjoys writing about the Regency and Victorian eras. Welcome to my blog, Vanessa.

CH: Can you sum up your historical romance in 20 words or less?

VR: A widow needs a husband, anyone, but him—her ex, who she thought died and has returned to woo her.

CH: Your book deals with a widow wanting to find a husband and she places an ad in the newspaper. Almost like a few years ago when women placed a singles ad in the newspaper to find a significant other. So, how did you come up with the premise for this book?

VR: I do a ton of research in English history, particularly, the plight of the 10,000 free Blackamoor and mulatto people, who lived in London during the time of Jane Austen. I happened on a political cartoon (http://www.vanessariley.com/brides.htm) making fun of the common practice of placing an advertisement in the newspaper for marriages of convenience. All the women in the advertisement were made fun of, made to look ugly, but one woman, the Blackamoor woman was drawn to be horrible. Then, it came to me. How can I reclaim power for every woman who saw this and cringed? You make a story about three Blackamoor heiresses, who place ads in the paper and leave it to them to choose their husbands.

CH: Women have been denying their feelings for years. So, what made you decide to include this aspect in your novel?

VR: Women need to be shown as full persons. That means they need to be written accepting their feelings, making their choices, and owning the consequences. That is my goal with every heroine I write. It’s how I give power back to the ancients and hopefully empower today’s readers.

CH: You have researched furnishings and even medicine for the era. So, did you have to do a great deal of historical research to write this book and keep it authentic?

VR: I do a ton of research for my books. My job sometimes is not only to entertain, but to educate. People feel that they know the Regency era based on all the books they see at Barnes & Nobles or the movies they watch. But many don’t know that Blackamoors were free in Regency England or that Jane Austen, the patron saint of the Regency, wrote of a wealthy mulatto heiress in her book, Sanditon.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

VR: I always base situations on something I found in research like a court case or a political cartoon. Then, I let my mind create a story from these facts.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

VR: Ewan was hard to write. He’s a man of that era filled with all the chauvinistic paradigms and classist ideals that would be been ingrained in him through society and his dysfunctional family. Yet, he has to fight through his bitterness to see the truth and then to forgive himself and deem himself worthy enough to try to win Theo’s love again. It was a delicate balance.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

VR: Theodosia was my favorite. She’s been through a lot. She harbors guilt over her son and over the choices her mother made, but Theo is strong and knows her worth.

CH: Which character was hardest to develop?

VR: None of them were hard. I have a great picture in my head of who these people are and the lies they’ve internalized about themselves. Their journey is crafted by how do they break free of the lies and learn to love themselves fully. I firmly believe that only when the lies are broken that one can be free to love one another and to love them well.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

VR: I have been told that I have a very lyrical writing style. Hopefully, that helps you feel the characters and the songs of their spirit.

CH: How do you decide to name your historical characters?

VR: Research. I use names that are historically accurate to the time period and then fit the character.

CH: Is historical romance the only genre that you write?

VR: Yes. So, far.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

VR: That love, deep and abiding love, is available, but only comes when there is true forgiveness and understanding.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this book?

VR: I love, love, love the feedback. First, everyone adores Theodosia and her strength. Many have written about sharing her pain for her son Phillip and her guilt over his hearing loss. That journey, of Theodosia accepting Phillip’s difficulties and embracing his possibilities, is not over. Keep reading The Advertisements for Love Series to see what total acceptance looks like.

Ewan is getting mixed reactions. His hurt and anger at all he lost comes across. He was more willing to believe lies, than to accept the truth, that his lack of faith caused everything to go wrong in his life. Again, keep reading The Advertisements for Love Series. He may grow on you.

CH: What is your next writing project?

VR: Well, there are two more books releasing this year in the series: The Bashful Bride (5/28) and The Butterfly Bride (10/29). I think that fans of the series will truly enjoy how these stories and characters evolve.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

VR: The Bittersweet Bride and The Advertisement for Love Series—if you’d like to know more about my books and keep in touch online, find me on my website!

CH: How to Find Vanessa Riley:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

VR: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Entangled Publishing.

CH: Any closing remarks?

VR: Cheryl, I just want to thank you for getting the word out about Vanessa Riley’s books. I love crafting stories about strong women who created their happy-ever-afters in Regency England. I hope you all will love them, too.

CH: Thank you so much, Vanessa Riley, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Angela P. Dodson

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March is Women’s History Month from March 1 through March 31. I’ve been celebrating all month so far, but wanted to spotlight this book on Women’s History. Please enjoy the blog post.

Title: Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

Genre: Women in History/Civil Rights & Liberties

Synopsis: From the birth of our nation to the recent crushing defeat of the first female presidential candidate, this book highlights women’s impact on United States politics and government. It documents the fight for women’s right to vote, drawing on historic research, biographies of leaders, and such original sources as photos, line art, charts, graphs, documents, posters, ads, and buttons. It presents this often-forgotten struggle in an accessible, conversational, relevant manner for a wide audience.

Here are the groundbreaking convention records, speeches, newspaper accounts, letters, photos, and drawings of those who fought for women’s right to vote, all in their own words, arranged to convey the inherent historical drama. The accessible almanac style allows this entertaining history speak for itself.

It is full of little-known facts. For instance: When the Second Continental Congress of the thirteen colonies convened to draft the Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams admonished her husband John Adams to “remember the ladies” (write rights for women into the Constitution!).

Angela P. Dodson, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Angela P. Dodson. She enjoys reading history and researching genealogy. Welcome to my blog, Angela.

CH: This book highlights women’s impact on United States politics and government. It begins with a letter from Abigail Adams to her husband John Adams when he was President. So, please tell us why we should read this book about the struggle of women’s right to vote?

APD: You should read my book because it is eye-opening. It has helped people understand what women in this country endured to get the vote and to secure other rights. Abigail Adams wrote that letter to her husband, while he was at the Second Continental Congress. Women had virtually no rights at the time, and the Congress did not grant any. Women could not go to school, own property, divorce without a struggle, or get custody of their children. The book is relevant to today’s political atmosphere, as women mobilize to protect hard-won rights and to bring sexual assault into the forefront. I hope my book can be a conversation starter for women to talk about our political status and how we can elect more women to public office, especially, the White House.

CH: What made you decide to write this book?

APD: An editor challenged me to research the subject of woman suffrage for a book that would tie into the various centennial observations that would be coming up, leading up to 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Federal woman suffrage amendment. For instance, 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the passage of a referendum granting women the fight to vote in New York, and other states—Michigan, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas, have centennials this year. Once I began researching the people involved in gaining those victories and the hardships they endured, I was determined to bring this subject to life. I made a proposal on how I would present the story, and the publishing company accepted it.

CH: What were some of the challenges in writing this book?

APD: I had to teach myself how to research this, taking a lead from the bibliography of one book, or a brief mention on a website, to find the next resource I needed.  I was really starting from scratch. As I say in the book, I was a woman who was educated from the mid-1950s to the late 70s—grade school to grad school—before women’s history was taught widely. When I was in school, I don’t recall learning much of anything about the women’s rights movement or the individual women (and men) behind it. I did not own books on woman suffrage, and I had never really investigated the subject.

CH: Did you have to do any special historical research to write it?

APD: Early on, I went to local libraries with a list of names and topics to see what was in stock. Then, I bought a lot of books. In all, I read from dozens of books on individuals, specific issues, or related history. I got research from some original papers in libraries. Most of the photographs or sketches came from the Library of Congress, and I bought some on eBay. In addition, I also used online archives of newspapers going back to the 1850s and the online version of the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage. I looked at documentaries on DVDs. Finally, I went to Seneca Falls, NY, to see the place where the first women’s rights convention was held and to see the homes of its organizers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Hunt and Mary Ann M’Clintock, and to Rochester, NY to see the home of Susan B. Anthony.

CH: What made you want to write about this often-forgotten struggle in American history?

APD: I found it fascinating and thought other people would too. I think it is very important that we know this history, so we do not take what we have now, for granted. I also became intrigued that many of the early women’s rights leaders were deeply rooted in the abolitionist movement and were part of the Underground Railroad network, opening their homes to those fleeing slavery. The book explores the ways blacks and whites, men and women, beginning as abolitionist allies, worked together in the women’s rights movement and sometimes, clashed.

CH: What made you decide to write this book in an accessible, conversational, relevant manner?

APD: It is my style, and it is what the publisher wanted. I am a journalist. I am not an academic, and I was not writing for academics or scholars as someone else might. As an editor, I have extensive experience in eliminating verbiage and packaging content. I want to present information in a manner that attracts and holds people’s attention without confusing them or overloading them. So, I approached this as if I were editing a magazine. My publisher compares it to an ‘almanac.’  I present the information in short, easily readable chapters. Throughout the book, we have ‘sidebars’—little stories on specific women or aspects of the movement that are freestanding. You do not even have to read the whole book or read it in any order to get something out of it. I think, people as young as 14 or 15 will be able to read it.

CH: Do you provide photos and additional information for the readers?

APD: Yes, Remember the Ladies has many beautiful photographs, drawings, maps, and cartoons. We have appendices on women elected to national office, a timeline, an excellent index, endnotes, and bibliography.

CH: This book documents the women’s struggle throughout American history. What made you want to compile the information for future generations?

APD: I realized that people did not know this history. I knew little about it until I embarked on this project, and I am a history buff, who has reviewed many history books and interviewed historians. As I noted, schools didn’t teach much about women’s history when I was in school. You were lucky, if you had heard of Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Martha Washington, Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks. As for the women’s movement, you might have learned that there was a convention in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848 and a vote to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920, but not that a long, contentious and sometimes, violent struggle took place in between. I thought, maybe, younger women knew more, but when I speak on campuses or in high schools, I find that they do not for the most part, unless they are women’s studies majors. So, I think it is vital that students have more resources and that we create a fuller record of what went on. We need to know how far we have come and how far we have to go.

CH: You include key leaders in the movement and their bios. Was this information difficult to find?

APD: Some of it was not difficult, because at least one or two major biographies existed of top leaders like Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and one or two major histories were available that talked about the movement or aspects of it. Other subjects took some digging because either no one had written a major work on them or what existed did not have much detail on their work in the movement. This was, especially, true of the African-American women. Sometimes, the information was contradictory.

CH: How long did it take you to write this book?

APD: Because of the woman suffrage anniversaries coming up, the editors had a certain publishing timeline in mind. I only had about 6 months to produce the first draft, with a few months more of editing and preparation for publishing. The process took about a year from the time I got the go-ahead to start work on it until the publication date.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this book?

APD: I am getting wonderful comments and reviews. The Philadelphia Inquirer chose Remember the Ladies as one of its best books of 2017, and AudioFile magazine chose the audio version as one of the best on history for the year. When I sign books, some people have bought stacks of copies. They buy it for a sister, a daughter or friend. I see women and girls’ eyes light up, and men enjoy it too, probably, because it does not depict all men as bad guys. Men played important roles in the movement, and the book gives them their due. People seem to find it informative and easy to read. They also love the pictures.

CH: Do you speak to woman’s groups about the book?

APD: I go to women’s groups, but I speak in other settings, as well. I have been to a couple of League of Women Voters’ groups, university campuses, high schools, libraries, book stores, book clubs, house party discussions, a Society of Friends meeting house, churches and a café. In Women’s History Month, I have a Rotary Club at a country club, a 100 Black Women’s luncheon, a Maryland women’s philanthropic group, two community colleges, a historical society, and a historic mansion. I will be doing talks at a couple of museums and a barn performance space this spring and summer. When I speak, people like to know more about the history, but women especially want to talk about politics, the last election and the ones coming up.

CH: What is your next writing project?

APD: I am not certain. I usually work as a freelance editor and ghost writer, so I might be working on someone else’s book for some time. Then, I am pondering doing something about women in wartime.

CH: How to Find Angela P. Dodson:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

APD: It is in major outlets, on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble and online, and ‘everywhere books are sold,’ as the publisher says.

CH: Any additional comments?

APD: Just that I hope people will read it, enjoy it and share it with others.

CH: Any closing remarks?

APD: Thank you for inviting me to contribute to this blog, Cheryl.

CH: Thank you so much, Angela P. Dodson, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Co-Author Interview – R. C. and J. P. Carter

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Title: Bioprints (O’Rourke Crime Novels Book 1)

Synopsis: Cutting edge technology meets classic detective fiction in this thrilling, often humorous escapade. Ryan and his team are drawn into a web of murder, mystery and suspense. While they investigate the death of Ryan’s best friend, the danger of 3D technology is exposed as a scientist goes rogue and pulls out all the stops to cover his tracks.

 

Title: Flash Zombies (O’Rourke Crime Novels Book 2)

Synopsis: This entertaining, suspenseful and often humorous novel will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. The O’Rourke team is brought in to investigate a theft from a high end jewelry store and an alarming disappearance of narcotics at a local hospital. It’s a fast paced, action packed story. Follow the team through hair raising twists and turns as they outwit the Chicago Mob.

 

 

Title: Clone Drones (O’Rourke Crime Novels Book 3)

Synopsis:  This high octane thriller has it all; murder, Mob revenge, political intrigue, a little romance, strong male & female characters with a storyline that could be tomorrow’s headline news. The O’Rourke team is called in to help solve a nationwide plot involving the assassinations of several US Senators.

Will they succeed?

R. C. and J. P. Carter, Co-Authors

CH: Today’s Guests are Co-Authors, R. C. and J. P. Carter. They love paranormal investigating and writing. Welcome to my blog, R. C. and J. P.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this series?

RCC/JPC: When we first conceived the series, 3D printing was in its infancy. We had read in journals that it was possible to print human body parts. This was a fascinating concept. Having the minds of mystery writers, we thought someone could use this technology in a nefarious way.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write these books or is it all imagination?

RCC/JPC: Yes, we researched 3D printing, how fraud investigators work and how the FBI actually conducts investigations. At the time, we wrote Clone Drones, no one in the private sector had weaponized drones. That was purely imagination.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

RCC/JPC: We combine the classic detective style with high tech crime. We also have an ensemble cast of both intelligent and strong female and male characters with integrity.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

RCC/JPC: Some of the situations are taken from real life and we elaborated on them. Other situations are entirely from our imaginations. We would have to say they were more fun than difficult.

CH: As co-authors, do you each write a chapter or section or do you write together?

RCC/JPC: We write it together.

CH: Of the three books, which character was hardest to write? And develop?

RCC/JPC: The criminal brothers in Flash Zombies were the most difficult to write and develop.

CH: Of the three books, which character was your favorite to write?

RCC/JPC: We actually have three favorite characters in the series. They are Ryan, Siobhan and Rachel.

CH: Is there a message that you want the readers to grasp in any of the books?

RCC/JPC: O’Rourke crime novels were written purely for entertainment in the classic detective style. However, we are working on a children’s series and a young adult series both of which have a definite message.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this series?

RCC/JPC: People enjoy the fast-paced action and attention to geographic details.

CH: Is one book more popular with readers than the others?

RCC/JPC: Clone Drones is the most popular.

CH: What is your next writing project?

RCC/JPC: We are working on several at this time. A children’s series of different animal friends with diverse personalities, who learn to get along together. Also, a young adult novel about the early life of Jezebel. Several other projects are on the drawing board along with a major rewrite for Bioprints.

CH:  How to Find R. C. and J. P. Carter:

CH: Can you tell my audience where these books are sold?

RCC/JPC: Currently, all 3 books are available on Amazon and the paperbacks are available through CreateSpace.

CH: Any closing remarks?

RCC/JPC: Yes, actually two things. First, we would like to thank you for this interview opportunity, Cheryl. If anyone has any further questions, please email us at CarterNovels@aol.com.

Secondly, we want to make sure everyone is aware of Indie Book Source. This is a part of our website that is dedicated to supporting indie authors. Currently, we showcase and promote over 90 indie authors.

CH: Thank you so much, R. C. and J. P. Carter, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your books with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this series.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Review for A Sisterhood of Women Living Life

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“This is my second 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite and it is my new all-time favorite review of any of my books!”

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Guest Author Interview – V. L. McBeath

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Title: Hooks & Eyes: Part 1 of The Ambition & Destiny Series

Genre: Historical Fiction/Family Saga

Synopsis: Mary is desperate to put her troubled past behind her. As a widow with two small children, she is determined to earn enough money to look after her family. When she takes a job making hooks & eyes for the ambitious Mr. Wetherby, she thinks she’s found a solution…

But when Mr. Wetherby decides he wants Mary as more than a worker, she fears his intentions are dishonorable. After all, why else would he be interested in her? Following a misunderstanding, Mary abandons her job, never wanting to see him again.

While Mary prepares to make another life for herself, Mr. Wetherby has other ideas. If his plan works, he could use the children to win Mary’s heart and free her from a life of poverty—once and for all…

Hooks & Eyes is inspired by a true story.

V. L. McBeath, Author

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CH: Today’s Guest International Author is V. L. McBeath. As she researched her family history, she decided to write a book. Welcome to my blog, V. L.

CH: Can you sum up your historical novel in 20 words or less?

VLM: An epic saga of one family’s trials, tragedies, and triumphs as they seek their fortune in Victorian-era England

CH: You write historical novels with plenty of family history. Can you tell us how you started writing historical novels?

VLM: It was never my intention to write a book, but I started researching my family history about ten years ago and I uncovered a story I just had to write. It’s been a long journey, as I have not only had to learn how to write fiction, but also I’ve had to fully research the Victorian era and uncover as much of the ‘real’ story as possible. I then filled in the gaps with liberal dashings of fiction.

CH: This book is about love, loss and providing for your children. So, how did you come up with the premise for this book?

VLM: The premise for the story was based on real-life events. I found out early in my research that my great, great, great grandmother had been widowed at the age of only 23, leaving her to care for her two small children.

This was in 1840’s rural England and I wondered how on earth she survived without any welfare system to support them. As far as the story is concerned, everything she subsequently did, was always for the benefit of the children.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

VLM: The backbone of the story, things such as births, deaths, marriages, occupations, locations, are all based on real-life events. Where I used fiction to fill in the gaps, I always tried to base it on events I knew were coming, as well as, how life would have been at the time. It wasn’t easy, and one of the most common questions I had throughout the whole process was Why? Why did they do that? Some things made no sense at all. Because events happened so long ago, I have no knowledge of the actual characters involved and so their motivation was one of the hardest things to work out.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book?

VLM: Yes. I’ve barely written anything that hasn’t been researched! Not just the overall story, but also how people lived in the Victorian-era. Some days I could spend hours researching something that may end up as half a sentence in the book.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

VLM: This is a difficult one, but I would say the main difference is that it is based on reality. It’s about real people living real lives. If they succeeded in any situation, it was due to their own hard work and not some fantasy or coincidence.

I would also suggest that unlike a lot of novels, it is not predictable. The series (which will ultimately be five books), covers numerous different topics and hopefully there will be something in it for everyone.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

VLM: There were two characters that were difficult for very different reasons.

The first was William Junior. He was brought up as the spoiled child of a powerful and influential businessman, who even in adulthood, lived in the shadow of his father. I found it difficult to get into his head to understand his motivations.

The second was a young baby called Arthur. It wasn’t specifically Arthur himself who was difficult, but rather the circumstances surrounding his birth and early life. Without giving the plot away, most of his story is true and around the time he was born was a very traumatic period for the family. Remembering it is based on a true story, realizing what they must have gone through was one of the most difficult parts of writing the whole series.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

VLM: This question is easy. The character’s name is Harriet, and although, she makes a cameo appearance in Part 1, Hooks & Eyes, her story really begins in Part 2, Less Than Equals. Her character was inspired by the life of my great, great, grandmother. With nothing to base her real personality on, I portrayed her as a strong woman who was frustrated by the constraints placed on women in the Victorian-era. In the books, she was determined to fight for women’s rights and overcame a lot of obstacles along the way. Unfortunately, as time went on, she upset one particularly dominant male character, which turned out to be a very bad move.

CH: Is there a reason that so many characters were introduced in the beginning?

VLM: As the series is a family saga and as Mary (the widow mentioned above) had to rely heavily on the family, I thought it was important to show her support network early on to set the scene.

CH: Is this your favorite genre to write?

VLM: So far, this is the only genre I have written, and so I suppose the answer must be yes!

CH: Who is your favorite historical author? Why?

VLM: I don’t have a specific author who is my favorite. In most walks of life, including reading, I like variety and so I tend to read a wide variety of authors and genres.

CH: Is there a message in the novel that you want the readers to grasp?

 VLM: As I’ve worked through the series, various messages have been important to me, but probably the main two are:

First, sometimes we need to stop and appreciate what we have. When we consider the hardships some of our ancestors faced, we really should be thankful we live in today’s world.

Second, with all the talk about women’s rights today, there is a lot of frustration that we still have a long way to go before women are treated the same as men. If you read this series, and particularly Parts 2 and 3, it shows how far we’ve actually come.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this book?

VLM: The feedback so far has been really nice and I have some lovely reviews on Amazon. Many reflect on the way women were treated in the 19th century (even in Hooks & Eyes), while others comment on how they have become immersed in the story.

I try to be clear that the books in this series form one story and although, I try to resolve as many issues as I can, each book ends on a cliffhanger (some more dramatic than others). For those who don’t like cliffhangers, I’m hoping the box sets, when they are available, will be appreciated.

CH: What is your next writing project?

VLM: I am currently writing Part 5 (the final book) in the series, which I hope will be available around July 2018. After that, I have a couple of options.

One is another story based on family history that would be set in Victorian England. At the moment, however, I have one rather large gap in my research and so it may end up being pure fiction.

The other may be a novel set in 1600’s England. It is also based on family history and for this one I think finding the facts will be relatively easy. As I know nothing about the time period; however, it could take me a while.

CH: How to Find V. L. McBeath:

CH: Where is your book sold?

VLM: At the moment, the eBooks are only available on Amazon and can be read for free as part of Kindle Unlimited. Once Part 5 is published, I may look to expand the distribution to other e-retailers. The paperbacks are also available on Amazon, but should be available at other retailers (although they may need to be requested).

CH: Any additional comments?

    

VLM: Yes, Only One Winner: Part 4 of The Ambition & Destiny Series was published on Tuesday and will be available for 99c until the end of today and to coincide with that, Hooks & Eyes: Part 1 will be available as a free download until the end of today, also.

CH: Any closing remarks?

VLM: The story starts with Mary meeting a local businessman, Mr Wetherby, which may suggest that the series is a romance. Although there are elements of romance in most of the books; however, it isn’t and I have deliberately not listed it in any romance categories. Instead, the main theme of the series is about family bonds and breakdowns, and focuses on the interactions between family members.

If you only enjoy books with happy ever afters, then this series may not be for you. If you enjoy reading about family relationships and life as it was over one hundred years ago; however, then this series has plenty to keep you going. Thank you, Cheryl, for giving me the opportunity to be a guest on your blog.

CH: Thank you so much, V. L. McBeath, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Ashe Barker

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Title: Making the Rules

Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense

Synopsis: When twenty-five-year-old forensic sociology student Lily Jamison travels to a small town in West Yorkshire to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young girl, she expects to be working alone. But then Ben Tyler offers his help, and before Lily knows it the handsome former Chicago police officer has taken charge and made it his business to keep her safe, even if that means baring her bottom for a painful, embarrassing spanking when she disobeys him.

Ben’s firm-handed dominance and strict correction leave Lily deeply aroused, and when he takes her in his arms and shows her how a man masters a woman properly, she cannot help begging for more. But as Lily gets closer to the truth, she becomes ever more reckless. When she pushes things too far with her impulsive behavior, will Ben be prepared to punish her as thoroughly and shamefully as necessary to convince her that he is the one making the rules?

Ashe Barker, Author

International Author on Cheryl Holloway’s Blog

CH: Today’s Guest International Author is Ashe Barker. She has been an avid reader of women’s fiction for many years and now realizes her dream of writing romance herself. Welcome to my blog, Ashe.

CH: Why should we read your romantic suspense book?

AB: I always try to write a book I’d enjoy reading. So, I love to read books with sassy, resourceful, independent heroines and a hero who is up to the challenge. Lily in Making the Rules has an agenda and she pursues it with single-minded determination. She meets challenges head on. Sometimes she acts foolishly or without thinking, but there’s always a method in her madness. She’s the sort of character I’d root for and I hope others will love her too.

The book spans a couple of decades, shows the ways in which people can change over the years, and for those who appreciate the suspense element it ends with a surprise I doubt most will see coming.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this book?

AB: The small town in the UK where the book is set—I call it Mytholm Bridge in the book—is based on a town I drive through two or three times a week. In real life it’s called Sowerby Bridge and it nestles in the hills on the edge of the Pennines. I used several places in Sowerby Bridge as inspirations for my story—the pub, the main street, the river running through the town centre. And some places I made up, of course.

As for the premise itself, the story is about a homecoming of sorts, and about long-lost relatives and old friends reunited.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book or is it all imagination?

AB: No significant research, the location is one I know well. The characters and events are the product of my fevered imagination. However, the main male character is from Seattle and I did need a lot of advice from my beta reader in the U.S. to make sure he sounded American. So many Britishisms slip in unnoticed—talk about being divided by a common language! I also had to craft an authentic back-story for him, so that needed a bit of digging.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

AB: I don’t tend to write about high-flying billionaires or set my stories in sumptuous locations. I prefer to write about places I know, the sort of people I encounter every day. My stories are real, often quite gritty, usually, but not exclusively set in the UK. My books are always sexy, erotic romance with a BDSM flavor, but I don’t let that take over the story. Plots need to be tight and fast-paced, with engaging dialogue to keep you turning the pages.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

AB: I’ve never found it hard to dream up engaging stories from everyday life. The ordinary, the mundane, can be quite bizarre at times and there’s never any shortage of material to work with. People are fascinating, and full of surprises. Everyone has a story. I’m a people-watcher and find ample inspiration wherever I look.

When my daughter was younger, I used to play a game with her, if we were in the car together. We’d pick someone outside, anyone, it didn’t matter, and we’d make up their story. “That’s Bill. He’s an electrician. He‘s fifty four years old, married with three children and he likes to sky-dive most weekends. He loves country music and once got arrested for…, etc.”

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

AB: In Making the Rules, I think Ben was the hardest, just because he’s American and I wanted to get that right. He had to have a back-story that made sense, so I needed to research the Chicago Police Department to create his previous career.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

AB: I loved writing Lily, obviously. She’s riddled with curiosity and unfinished business, but wants to protect those she loves from the consequences of the stones she picks up to look underneath. Sadly, once the genie is out of the bottle there’s no going back.

At the same time, I enjoyed writing Harry Murgatroyd. He’s a secondary character, but completely reinvents himself over the course of the story and demonstrates some unexpected qualities.

CH: Which character was hardest to develop?

AB: There are a couple of characters in the story, who I seriously dislike and those never flow quite so easily. I find it much easier to get inside the heads of people who I empathize with, whose motives and responses I understand. I won’t give spoilers by saying who the villains are or why, but I’m sure readers will work them out.

CH: Where do you get inspiration for the passionate encounters in your writing and do you find them easier to write from the male or female perspective?

AB: Mmm, that’s a tricky one. I get a lot of inspiration from reading the work of other erotic authors and of course I have a seriously dirty mind myself. In my earlier writing career, I tended to only write from the female perspective and I suppose that does come more naturally, but the male viewpoint is fascinating, too and can be a whole lot sexier, if done well.

CH: How much of your leading lady is based on you?

AB: I share Lily’s curiosity about people, and her obsession with finding out the truth; however, unpalatable. I think, she’s more forgiving than I am though, and more inclined to see the good in others. She has an adventurous streak and knows an opportunity when she sees it. Her plans are loosely formed. She probably can’t say what she’ll do next, but recognizes the next step when she sees it.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

AB: At the heart of it is the certainty that people can and do change over time. And they are not always what they appear to be on the surface

CH: Who are some of your writing influences?

AB: I admire the story-telling expertise of Nora Roberts, and the fast-paced plotting of J. R. Ward.

CH: Who is your favorite author and why?

AB: I couldn’t pick out just one. There are so many I adore, but just a few that get my one-click finger twitching every time. I mentioned two already. I also enjoy the dark romances of Natasha Knight, and the rigorously researched, but endlessly entertaining historical novels of Philippa Gregory.

CH: What is your next writing project?

AB: I have three completed stories scheduled for release in the coming weeks—a short historical story in an anthology, a novella I am re-releasing, and a completely new contemporary BDSM ménage story. Currently, I’m writing another contemporary romantic suspense set on Capri, a place I visited last summer and which totally inspired me.

CH: How to Find Ashe Barker:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

AB: It’s on Amazon, and free to read in Kindle Unlimited.

CH: Any closing remarks?

AB: Thank you so much for inviting me over to chat, Cheryl. I hope you’ll find something you like in my stories, and please feel free to let me know what you think. We authors thrive on feedback, especially reviews. If your followers want to keep in touch via social media I’m on Facebook and Twitter. Or they can sign-up for my newsletter to keep in touch with all my news and latest releases.

CH: Thank you so much, Ashe Barker, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Cheryl Holloway is Guest Blogger on Australian Romance Readers (ARRA) Blog

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I am a Guest Author on Australian Romance Readers Association’s Blog, www.australianromancereaders.com.au

Please, check out my post, “Romance Readers Love Short Stories on the blog:  

https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/guest-blogger-cheryl-holloway/

In my guest post, I tell you How to Get Your Reading in On A Busy Day and several tips to help the process. I also discuss How I Encourage Emotional Response from My Readers and How I Stir Reader Curiosity.

A very special Thank You to Debbie and the Australian Romance Readers Association..

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Cheryl Holloway is Guest Blogger in Australia on Tomorrow, March 11th

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Guest Author Interview – Lizzie T. Leaf

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Blogger’s Note: Beyond Magic includes erotic sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t read the interview or buy this book.

Title: Beyond Magic (Magical Love Book 1)

Genre: Erotica/Humorous

Synopsis: Following the Powers directive to unite soul mates, a Scottish Cailleach’s magic will have repercussions in several realms.

Mixed-blood author Ian McCabe, grandson of Fae and gods, tries to deny his powers, while hiding his true origins from the human world. When he discovers mortal, Emma Grant, unconscious at his front door, his world starts to change.

Tour director, Emma Grant, leads a group of senior ladies through Scotland. The breakdown of their bus on a rural Scottish backroad has her sloshing through the rain and mud on foot. Her efforts to seek help results in a fall that knocks her unconscious. She awakens to find the man of her dreams staring into her eyes.

Both feel an instant attraction, but will his secrets and her distrust of men keep them apart?

Lizzie T. Leaf, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Lizzie T. Leaf. She is living her dream by creating stories to share with others. Welcome to my blog, Lizzie.

CH: This book is about secrets and distrust. So, please tell us in one sentence, why we should read this novel.

LTL: In addition to the secrets and distrust, Beyond Magic is a blend of humor, heat, and forming the bonds of friendship and learning to trust.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this book?

LTL: Brainstorming with my critique partner about the trip I took to Scotland and about the folklore planted the seed. Some scene ideas occurred to me in the shower. Something about the water splashing on my head, I guess. And dreams.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book or is it all imagination?

LTL: Quite a bit. I needed to research Celtic folklore and mythology more deeply. I read several books on the subjects and spent time on the internet researching the same subjects.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

LTL: My writing has been described as ‘character driven.’ I plot, but in addition to a storyline, strong characters that a reader can love, or hate are needed to drive the plot. Guess my writing reflects the type of books I read. Also, humor plays a part in most of my books. Everyone needs to smile once in a while.

CH: Humor does make a reader smile. Was it hard creating believable situations and issues, or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

LTL: There are some situations from my life that work their way through some of my writing, even though a lot of it is enhanced, the idea occurred from reality.

CH: Where do you get inspiration for your characters?

LTL: Research plants ideas and then, I play the ‘what if’ game with myself, writing down the ideas that pop into my head. What does this character look like? What kind of family life did they have as a kid? What are their favorite foods? I ask those questions and many more in order to get to know the character.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

LTL: Probably Ian. He has his mortal existence and then, there is the immortal life in which he must deal with various family members from different worlds.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

LTL: I enjoyed creating the ladies in the tour group, especially, Mildred. She reminded me of a lady from my childhood—quite the character and a bit on the naughty side.

CH: Which character was hardest to develop?

LTL: Possibly, Emma. She’s smart, but also carries the pain of her childhood she has never really dealt with until some of the situations happen, and the truth about exposed secrets give her the relief she needed.

CH: Where do you get inspiration for the passionate encounters in your writing and do you find them easier to write from the male or female perspective?

LTL: Reality. After all, I’m not a virgin (grin). And the female perspective is easier for me to write. When working on the male POV, there have been times when I ask my husband questions.

CH: How much of your leading lady is based on you?

LTL: I grew up in the South. I also learned about a family secret, when I was an adult that rocked my world a bit.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

LTL: You are never too old to make friends and find love.

CH: Has this book won any awards?

LTL: The original release of Beyond Magic won the 2012 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Best Paranormal and was a finalist in the Aspen Gold 2012 for Best Paranormal/Fantasy.

CH: What is your next writing project?

LTL: Lizzie is currently working on the third Magical Love book. And Lizzie’s alter-ego is researching a WWII Historical that is non-romance.

CH: How to Find Lizzie T. Leaf:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

LTL: Currently it is only in eBook on Amazon. The plan for later this year is to have all the novels in print, also.

CH: Any closing remarks?

LTL: Thank you for inviting me to do this interview, Cheryl. I’m happy you enjoyed Beyond Magic and reached out. I love hearing from readers and appreciate their comments and reviews.

CH: Thank you so much, Lizzie T. Leaf, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Cheryl Holloway Celebrates Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month from March 1 through March 31. I’ve been celebrating all month so far, but these pictures say it all!

Parker Curry is amazed as she looks at Michelle Obama’s portrait.

Michelle Obama meets and dances with Parker.

Cheryl Holloway says, “What a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month!”

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Guest Author Interview – Keith A. Battle

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Title: A Second Chance: Grace For the Broken

Genre: Self-help

Synopsis: A Second Chance is a hope-filled, life-giving rescue plan for people who have failed. It’s written with a combination of transparency and tools that are transforming and also provide guidance to those who are called upon to restore the broken.

 

For every leader stranded on the side of the road without a map, A Second Chance pulls up to them like an RV full of love, wisdom, grace, mercy, restoration, and support to not only pull the beleaguered servant up from the ashes of disgrace and shame, but to drive them onward to a future that is brighter than their past.

Keith A. Battle, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Keith A. Battle. He is Pastor of Zion Church. Welcome to my blog, Pastor Keith.

CH: Please tell us in one sentence, why we should read this book on second chances.

KB: Because everyone blows it and needs a roadmap for how to recover well following failure.

CH: Is your book geared mainly to Christian leaders or can anyone use your advice?

KB: My book is geared towards leaders in general, but because failure is universal, it’s a book that all can benefit from.

CH: This book is about transformational growth and emotional healing. So, how did you come up with the premise for writing this book?

KB: The book is born out of my own personal experience. I share my way down and my way up out of failure.

CH: I enjoyed the graphics with a number two in the title word second. Was this your input?

KB: Nope. The book’s designer Rob Wesley came up with that concept.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book?

KB: Absolutely. A lot of the stories that I introduced each chapter with required research.

CH: What is different that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

KB: I think a combination of transparency and practical advice are the things that are most helpful.

CH: You provide a map or rescue plan for the broken individuals. What are the top three steps one should take?

KB: The top three steps are: confession of wrong; recompense for damages done; and healing work and accountability.

CH: You provide a lot of examples—some from scripture and some from life. How did you decide on which examples to use?

KB: I love sports, so I connect a lot of sports examples to life lessons. I just kind of used whatever I thought would fit whatever point I was trying to make.

CH: Why do people make the same mistakes over and over in life?

KB: I think, it’s partly because they haven’t suffered severe enough consequences for those mistakes to be interested in changing. Then it’s also because they don’t have the tools needed to make the adjustments necessary to make better choices and decisions.

CH: You made your life quite transparent in the book. Was this a difficult decision?

KB: In some ways it was, but I actually wish I could be more transparent.

CH: Was writing your book therapy for you?

KB: Absolutely. The process of writing the book and the accomplishment of completing the book was all very therapeutic for me.

CH: Do you have a specific theory on second chances?

KB: When it comes to God, He gives us second chances before we’re even aware that we need them, because He knows the mistakes that we’re going to make, before we make them; yet, He loves us enough to allow us to fail.

CH: What is your next writing project?

KB: I’m writing my second book now and it’s about ‘relationships.’ Hopefully, it will be completed and released sometime this spring or summer.

CH: In the appendix, you also offer many resources for the reader. What type of feedback are you receiving from readers?

KB: All of the feedback that I’ve received from those who’ve read the book has been positive. Especially, from Leaders. 🙂

CH: How to Find Keith Battle:

CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

KB: Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

CH: Any closing remarks?

KB: My hope is that the Book will be used in Educational Leadership contexts, so that students will have a document on restoring fallen leaders.

Thanks for having me and taking an interest in my work, Cheryl.

CH: Thank you so much, Keith Battle, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Nina Romano

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Title: The Secret Language of Women: A Novel (Wayfarer Trilogy)

Genre: Historical Romance

Synopsis: Set in China in the late 1800’s, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion.

When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo.

Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian’s dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. It is in Nushu, the women’s secret writing, that she chronicles her life and her hopes for the future.

Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest for freedom comes at a costly price: The life of someone close to her, lost in a raging typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.

Nina Romano, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Nina Romano. She is a world traveler and historical writer. Welcome to my blog, Nina.

NR: Before I answer your very interesting questions, let me say thanks for the interview.  An author always speaking about what they love doing—writing!

CH: Thanks, Nina. Since this is a historical fiction about young love—lost and found—and the consequences, can you give us a brief synopsis of the book?

NR: The Secret Language of Women is a story of star-crossed lovers, Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo a sailor in the Italian Navy. The story is set in China during the Boxer Rebellion, the driving force which separates them. Both Lian and Giacomo voyage inexorably, each searching for the other.  Their experiences and thoughts of reuniting carry them through in the midst of brutality and war.

CH: This book has won the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) Gold Medal for Romance and was a Foreword Reviews Book Award Finalist. How did you come up with the premise for this series/trilogy?

NR: Interestingly enough, I wrote Lemon Blossoms, the second book first.  I had an agent who shopped the book around to publishers and the letters we received from them were all about the same—evocative writing, wonderful story—but I don’t know how to market this novel. So I took it back from the agent, saying I know how to market it and I need to write the prequel and I’d get back to her when I did.

Little did I know that it would take me close to nine years to write, revise and sculpt it into a publishable manuscript.  The sad part was when I’d finished, I sent a new query letter and a fifty-page submission to that same agent, who didn’t even bother to respond. But that’s show biz and the show must go on! Or at least the world of publishing.  That’s when I decided I’d submit directly to three small, independent publishers—skipping the agonizing querying to agents! I’d written so many that I’d begun receiving return mail with words like: GREAT QUERY! across the top, but that didn’t help get me published.

Each revision was months of rewriting and honing the story. I had done a tremendous amount of research and visited China twice.  I had many recollections from my grandfather, who had been in the Italian Navy and served during the Boxer Rebellion, but what I revised for were different things. Nine revisions and each time I read through the book it was for one thing only: POV, plot, story cohesiveness, language, characterization, format, timeline, etc. Of course, other things jump out at you when you are reading out loud, and you correct those, too. I was so upset to find several little errors after the book released—and the crushing thing about that was the publisher would not correct them.

CH: I hate it when publishers refuse to correct errors. Did you have to do any special historical research to write this book or is it all imagination?

NR: I did extensive research for history, geography, customs, cultural traditions, superstitions, food, etc.  All of my chapter titles are written, not only with an English title, but a Mandarin title, and hànzì, traditional Chinese: 漢字.

CH: I commend you for your efforts. Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

NR: I tried very hard to make situations and issues as close to real life as possible, culling from my own life and others.  There are things I never experienced, thank God, like rape, but I put myself in the character’s stead, and imagined living through the violence. There were many scenes in my novel, when I had to literally get up and walk away from the writing—it was so horrific. And at those times, I knew I’d hit upon raw emotion and the writing was strong.

CH: The Boxer Rebellion is a piece of history that many readers do not quite fully understand. Was it easy for you to write about this time in history?

NR: I studied the Boxer Rebellion in school, but I doubt it’s taught today and I’m sure there are many readers who’ve never heard of it.  I always knew I wanted to go to China since I was a little girl, because of my grandfather’s stories. Of course, he’d probably turn in his grave, knowing what I put the character based on him through in my novel. I can’t say it was easy to write this—it was certainly a challenge to imagine and write about this time in history, but I reveled in it. And I’m blessed with a vivid imagination.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

NR: Believe it or not, it was Giacomo’s. I actually had started writing the novel entirely in his POV.  I was about to attend a workshop on revision at the University of Iowa, and decided I didn’t want to take pages that I’d already written, so I dashed down twenty-two new pages—we were supposed to bring twenty, but oh well—and they were in Lian’s POV.  I’d found my main character and the woman’s perspective I needed to complete the novel.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

NR: Without a doubt, it was the pig keeper, Zhougong. He almost stole the book!   I think, I was actually smitten with him the way Lian was taken with him. Zhuogong was her sage, and I must say that his life experiences taught me a great deal. He was a complete and absolute, all-absorbing delight to write.

CH: Which character was hardest to develop?

NR: I had several: the ship’s captain, Captain Morante, Lieutenant Rinaldi and the boy Shen.  You didn’t ask why, so I’ll skip that.

CH: Okay. What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

NR: I think this book, due to the exotic world, is well-rendered because I wrote it lyrically, almost as I would a narrative poem. There are breath-taking descriptions and scenes. Perhaps, because I experienced seeing these places in China, I was able to capture them like a photograph in color, especially, the market scene in Guilin, the temple that Lian goes to pray in, and scenes along the Li River. I loved writing about the archers. I enjoyed my creation of the character of Alberico Crescitelli, Guo Xide, the priest—he was an actual person who lived and worked as a missionary in China.  I met his grand-niece in a bar in New York! I had visited the Museum of Modern Art and had a book with a Chinese cover from MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in my hand. She noticed it and started telling me about her uncle, a Martyr of the Faith in China!  Talk about serendipity! I thanked her profusely and said that my professor/mentor, John Dufresne, always said that the Universe conspires to bring you all you need to write a novel—and she had given me a huge gift! The Empress Ci Xi is the other character in my novel that had actually lived.

CH: This book covers several years and pages. How long did it take you to write this book?

NR: Nine years.  But I wasn’t only working on the novel.  Fortunately, during this time, I was publishing poetry in journals and literary magazines and I produced several poetry collections, which were published with small, independent publishers—I’ve been truly blessed with the gift of love for heightened and poetic language.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of this book?

NR: On Amazon and on Barnes and Noble online, The Secret Language of Women has a five star rating.

CH: Awards and Five-star reviews mean a lot. Is there anything else you would like to share about writing this book?

NR: I believe that using other languages, primarily Chinese and Italian, helped create a sense of veracity for the characters and the plot.  Of course, that’s a tricky tool, because you must always let the reader know or understand the meaning of the foreign words. I use italics for foreign words, but many authors are dropping that.  However, I think it’s important.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

NR: I’ve created a strong woman’s personality for my character, Lian. Despite many adversities and life’s cruelties, she persevered. For me, she is an exemplary role model of a person with grit and courage, resourcefulness and pluck.  Like all of us, she has flaws, but she never gave up.  I know Lian intimately and, she has the instincts and tenacity of women I’ve known—and in my own life, I try to emulate her bravura and daring.

CH: Are you currently writing the next book in the series? What is your next writing project?

NR: I just finished writing a fourth novel, which has nothing to do with my Wayfarer Trilogy, but might turn into a duology.  It’s an historical Western Romance, entitled: The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley. It is set between New Mexico and St. Louis, Missouri in the 1870’s.

Currently, I’m submitting the novel, and in the meantime, I’ve decided to rewrite one of my short stories, hoping to give it more of a holiday feel. When I looked at it the other day, I was shocked to see I hadn’t included it in my short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates—what an omission!

I Haven’t written poetry for some time, so I might try to wrote a few Christmas poems I promised to submit to a wonderful publisher. I’m also considering writing a novel based on my Aunt Lina’s life in Sicily during WWII. She’s 103 years old and still has all her faculties and lives alone. I speak with her frequently. She is one STRONG woman!

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CH: Can you tell my audience where this book is sold?

NR: This is the first book of the Wayfarer Trilogy and all three books are featured on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel online.  It also sells in Books a Million, Target, and some others.  Although, I think you must request it from the stores, or purchase it online.

CH: Any closing remarks?

NR: Thank you, Cheryl.  It’s been lovely answering your incisive questions about my first novel.  I hope there’s something in this interview that will spark a writer and impassion them enough to make them want to run to the keyboard or pull out pen and paper and write, write, write. I’d also be most pleased, if a reader that invests in my novel would kindly leave a customer review on Amazon. Reviews really do help authors sell books!

CH: Thank you so much, Nina Romano, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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