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INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS FLASHBACK: BLOG TOUR – The Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield

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Gift: Chronicles Tucker LittlefieldGift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

Publisher:  Tirgearr Publishing (April 13, 2016)
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction
ASIN:  B01C5Q899U
Tour Date: May/June, 2016
Available in: ebook, 165 Pages

Tucker Littlefield is a lair, a thief, a con-man . In an attempt to take advantage of a party thrown by the King, he becomes involved in a kidnapping – the King’s niece, Elizabeth, to be exact. Because of his fear of the dark as well as heights, and a good many other things, he finds himself stabbed and bleeding to death.

To save him, a Shaman for the Jonda – Daneba – turns him into a soul bearer for the Kindred. In an effort to find Lizie, Littlefield finds the Norha instead and their leader Tahki – a cannibalistic tribe the lives under a volcano that will leave no stone unturned to find Lizie. Littlefield is blackmailed into her recovery.

Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man’s understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess… It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope.

I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man’s soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again – all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken

Excerpt from Praise for The Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

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The trees had grown closer together their shade deepened and travel between them more difficult.  I trotted next to Enon.  His stride, an easy gate for him, was so enormous I had to make every effort to keep up.

At long last Enon stopped at the edge of a small opening in the trees.  He held his hand over his head and gestured silently.

I had been so busy keeping up with him, I hadn’t noticed the others had spread out to the point they were no longer visible, all except Bowen and Enon himself. He gestured for my silence as a light breeze filtered through the trees.  I settled onto the ground next to Bowen and waited, happy for the lull.

With a faint rustle of leaves he and the dog trotted away from us.  The sound of a strange voice drifted from a short distance away.

Someone was talking to the dog.  I sank lower, trying to burrow under the leaves at the base of a large tree.  Bowen moved closer to me, hiding me with his body.  I wanted to look and edged my way up to peek over his shoulder.

There, not more than fifty feet away, was a half-naked man.  He was shorter than a Jonda but larger than me.  From the back of his head grew a long tuft of black hair, braided with leather its full length.  His head was shaved with this lone exception.  It laid as a single entity across his back, cut square at the bottom of his hunched shoulders. He turned briefly toward us, I was shocked. His face was a dull, ruddy red and stood as stark contrast to the gray tone that covered the remainder of his body.  Square, primitive, with a single brow and a protruding jaw his face was like no other I have ever seen.  His body and arms were as muscled as any Jonda, only squatter, more compact standing on short powerful legs. He was covered only by a loincloth laced at the hip. It seemed unnatural he would be wearing anything at all.

Praise for Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

“Magical, is the first word, which came to my mind when I finished this story. Right from the very first page, I found myself totally captivated by Tucker’s storytelling of this wonderful adventure.
Tucker Littlefield is an amazing character, when reading it I immediately thought of John Carpenter’s fisherman storyteller at the beginning of `The Fog’ film, where the children gather round as the scene is set… as, when reading it, I felt as if I too was actually there, sitting in the tavern, listening.
I cannot praise this book enough; it truly deserves to become a classic, the stuff of legends. As far as I am concerned, it has a fantastic storyline, the author has created some wonderful characters and I believe it would make a brilliant film!
I hope we shall be seeing more Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield in the future.”-Susan Keefe, Author or ‘Fantasy Farm Tales’

“I really enjoyed The Gift. The author is a fantastic world builder. I really felt transported into a new world with a unique magical system, not some kind of Tolkien knock-off. (so many stories these days are all about wizards and elves and dwarves). The main character, Tucker, was likeable and comical–a real person with human frailties and yearnings– and an unlikely hero everyone will root for. If you are looking for a fantasy novel that is not a Lord of the Rings rehash, then I think you’ll enjoy this one.”- Joseph N. Sidari, Amazon Reviewer

“This story is a very exciting and fast paced read. You will get wrapped up in the descriptions of the types of people who exist in the world. You will love the uniqueness to the magic. You will also discover that some things are left unknown. I enjoyed it very much..”- Phaedra Seabolt, Author of ‘Imperfection’

About Tegon MausTegon Maus

Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife.

The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number  of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing.

It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told.

He was thrilled. If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not.  When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier.

He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Tegon Maus Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/
Author on Tirgearr Website: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Maus_Tegon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TegonMaus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tegon-Maus/150255051766767
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Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus May 2 Kick off & Giveaway

Infinite House of Books May 3 Excerpt

SolaFide Book Club May 4 Interview

Books, Books, and More Books May 5 Review

Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings May 6 Review

Deal Sharing Aunt May 17 Excerpt

Back Porchervations May 18 Reivew

Lisa’s Writopia May 20 Review & Guest Post

Father, Writer, Logistical Wizard May 27 Review

Christy’s Cozy Corners June 1 Reivew

fuonlyknew June 8 Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway

BookLikes June 20 Review & Guest Post

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews June 21 Excerpt & Giveaway

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus June 22 Review

Pomegranate Radio June 30 Review

Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS FLASHBACK: BLOG TOUR – In the Mind of Revenge

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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“Mine is a tale of pain, hate, lies, murder, injustice, vengeance, and love unreturned. It began much like yours; a hopeful innocent born to a world of endless possibilities. But my journey has rarely been paved with opportunities of light. Confronted by those who sought to eclipse what light I had found, the darkness came for me. Wrapped in its intoxicating embrace, I have risen
from the dead to reclaim my dignity and the life that was taken from me. I have begun my journey into the mind of revenge. Revenge for me. Revenge for those like me. Those who are shamed.”
In the Mind of Revenge , book one of T he Shamed Series , takes a deep look at how monsters are born. Set in a society that glorifies “normal” and demonizes different, this dark tale takes its readers on an emotionally wild ride of vengeance, murder, pain and desperation. Though the reader is warned by its main character, Shame, not to develop an attachment, the first person
narrative combined with Shame’s uninhibited vulnerability makes it nearly impossible not to do so. Raw, vivid, honest, fastpaced and beautifully vulgar, In the Mind of Revenge is sure to have you emotionally twisted from beginning to end.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

What initially got you interested in writing?

I’ve always enjoyed it! I became acutely aware of it when I was in 5th grade; we had a prompt to write a story where repetition was used effectively. I had been playing a lot of Frogger at the time, so I wrote a tale of a very resilient frog, determined to cross the street no matter how many times he got squished. We had to read the stories out loud, and by the time I was halfway through, I had to whole class repeating, “Hop, hop, hop!” with me. Anyway, my teacher pulled me aside after class and said, “One day you’re going to write a novel, and I can’t wait to read it.” Boom, an author was born.

How did you decide to make the move into becoming a published author?

It’s been a dream of mine to write a book since that day. The seed was already planted! After I had written about eighty pages of “In the Mind of Revenge” (titled The Shamed at the time), I thought, “Eighty pages is too far to call this a short story hobby. Let’s go for gold!” Or something like that; my brain isn’t necessarily that peppy.

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?

Obviously, I want them to have an enjoyable reading experience, whatever that means to them. For me, it’s usually being so engrossed in a story I lose time and feel transported into the world the author has created. I also think there are some important social messages on gender and how we treat people who are different. Shame also presents some interesting internal debate for readers that I’ve enjoyed getting feedback on.

What do you find most rewarding about writing?

There isn’t anything I don’t find rewarding. If I had to pick, I’d say going back and reading something I wrote and totally not remembering I wrote it. It’s a cool, out of body experience that reminds me I’m capable of more than I think.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Not having enough time to do it! I’m not a full-time author yet, so balancing a full-time job and finding time to write can be challenging.

What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?

Begin the begin! I think a lot of people wait until they have everything just right, or they have the right equipment, or their less busy. There will always be a reason not to start, something else you could be doing, and someone who will think it’s a bad idea. You can’t finish if you don’t start.

Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?

I travel abroad once or twice every year; most recently I went on a cycling trip around Lake Konstanz, which is on the border of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It was a beautiful trip, and I’ll definitely be doing another one!

What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?

You can find me almost everywhere!

Personal site: http://livhadden.com (check out my author advice blog, From Liv’s Desk!)

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/livhadden

Facebook: http://facebook.com/livhadden

Instagram: http://instagram.com/humanauthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/liv_celese

Snapchat: livhadden

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Debut novelist Liv Hadden has been writing ever since she was a little girl. But, it wasn’t until 5th grade when her teacher said she’d one day write a book that she started taking it seriously.
Her Shamed series began in college, when Hadden employed her writing as an outlet for her feelings during a serious bout of depression. After a brief,
yet impactful first night of writing, she dreamt of a shadowy figure, tormented and demonized by their own mind and realized this was the shadow of pain
that hurting people everywhere felt.

She woke from her dream feeling more energized that she had in months, picked up her computer and began to write. “I felt if ever there was a story
inside me and a character worth taking the leap, it was Shame and this story,” says Hadden. “This one in particular is personal in nature, and perhaps the
very reason it’s so close to my heart.”

Hadden has her roots in Burlington, Vermont and has lived in upstate New York and Oklahoma, where she went to college at the University of Oklahoma, and earned her degree in Environmental Sustainability Planning & Management. She now resides in Austin, TX with her husband and two dogs, Madison and Samuel and is an active member of the Writer’s League of Texas.
Incredibly inspired by artistic expression, Hadden immerses herself in creative
endeavors on a daily basis. She finds great joy in getting lost in writing and seeing others fully express themselves through their greatest artistic passions, like music, body art, dance and photography. “I get chills when I have the great privilege of seeing someone express their authentic selves,” says Hadden. “I believe it gives us a true glimpse into the souls of others.

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Elyse Douglas Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas:

Publisher: Elyse Douglas  (September 15, 2015)
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Holiday Romance, Christmas novel
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
ASIN: B0141RDSCE
Available in: ebook,  183 Pages

A First Love. A Second Chance.

A young widow travels to New York on business a few days before Christmas. She has reluctantly made a date with a lover she hasn’t seen in 20 years, and she is nervous and apprehensive. Twenty years before, she made a difficult decision that has both troubled and haunted her ever since. She knows she’s about to come face-to-face with her past and she’s hoping for some redemption and resolution. She also wonders if she can somehow pick up where she left off 20 years ago and start again.

An exciting chance encounter changes everything. Now, not only will she face the past with hope to rekindle an old romance, but there is the possibility that this chance meeting will bring her love and happiness she never thought possible.

Once again, she will have to choose. She will have to make the right decision. She will have to believe that Christmas miracles can still happen.

Interview with the Author:

What initially got you interested in writing?

Reading!  Always wanting to share a story that was bouncing around in my head.  Then came the thrill of exploring emotions, words and characters and taking a journey of discovery.

 

How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Although Doug and I had literary agents when we first began, and our novels were submitted to several publishing houses, we found the process slow, confusing and long.  Once the opportunities for digital publishing became available, being the independent types that we are, we decided to go the Indy route.  We like having control over the writing, the book cover, the marketing and the publishing timeframe.  We like the challenge of doing it all.

 

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
First and foremost we want readers to be entertained and uplifted.

 

What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Exploring themes, characters and story, and connecting with readers.

 

What do you find most challenging about writing?
To face the blank page every day, and to write down and express, authentically, the feelings, emotions and ideas that live in your head, so that the reader can inhabit that world and be entertained, surprised and uplifted.

 

What advice would you give to people who want to enter the field?
There is no magical formula for being a writer.  As in every other field, if you want to do it, you study, practice, learn and do it.  Writing can be hard, frustrating and challenging work.  It can also be thrilling, enlightening and magical.

If you feel the call to be a writer, then write—preferable 6 days a week.  Allow yourself the freedom to explore and take chances.  Find a genre or a style that you love and just go for it.  Enjoy the ride, for as Ralph Waldo Emerson said about life (paraphrasing) It’s more about the journey than the destination.

What ways can readers connect with you?

Email: www.elysedouglas.com

Website: www.elysedouglas.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elyse.authorsdouglas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglaselyse

Blog: http://www.elysedouglas.com/blog-index/

Praise for Christmas Diary by Elyse Douglas:

“The Christmas Diary is a tender hearted story of one woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding true love that will pull at your emotional heartstrings. The authors weave an inspirational tale written in the third person narrative, that draws the reader into Alice and Jack’s lives, and the issues that they’ve faced: love and loss, questioning one’s life choices, and the decision of which road/path is best to take in one’s life.
This is a wonderful story that has a meaningful message within the storyline that will touch your heart. The authors’ descriptive writing style is phenomenal: the characters are realistic and down-to-earth people whose emotions, dialogue and interactions are palpable, you can feel the range of highs and lows that they endure. The reader is transported to the picturesque holiday setting of the Pennsylvania towns of Eden Grove and Meadow Green.
This captivating story has a mixture of mystery, tender romance, and a supernatural twist that makes The Christmas Diary a compelling and entertaining story that will warm your heart.”- Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Review

“If you are a fan of Richard Paul Evans novels then you definitely want to grab The Christmas Diary. This is a super quick read that you pick up on a Saturday afternoon and devour in one sitting. One glorious afternoon sitting.
It is a story of love and changes with a paranormal twist.
I adored this book. It was quick and simple and really perfect. I loved how everything was tied together through a ghost.
A quick holiday read that makes me think of Lifetime and Hallmark channel movies.”- Andrea Guy, A Chick Who Reads

” The Christmas Diary” is a nice smooth read filled with emotions and a touch of the paranormal world. Elyse pens her characters well developed, believable and lovable in this Christmas romance story. Highly recommended for all who love a nice enjoyable romance tale.”- Susan Peck, My Cozie Corner

About Elyse Douglas:Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse’s mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, The Christmas Diary, The Christmas Bridge and The Summer Diary. They live in New York City.

Website: http://www.elysedouglas.com/

Blog: http://www.elysedouglas.com/blog-index/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elyse.authorsdouglas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglaselyse

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Tegon MausMachines Of the Little People by Tegon Maus:

Publisher:  Tirgearr Publishing (April 20, 2014)
Category: Mystery, Soft Science Fiction, Technothriller, Humor, Quirky
ASIN:  B00JU2VOGS
Tour Date: Oct/Nov, 2015
Available in: ebook, 166 Pages

Ben Harris’s sister died of cervical cancer more than three years ago… his best friend and her husband, Roger Keswick, disappeared the day before the funeral. For the next six months everyone from the local police to the Department of Defense searched for him but to no avail… it was as if he had simply fallen off the face of the planet only to reappear at work as if nothing were out of the ordinary.

Then by the purest of coincidences Ben finds himself pulled back into Roger’s life only to discover he has remarried… to Jessica… a woman the looks, sounds and acts just like his dead sister. To complicate things Roger is insistent his home, his car, his life is infested with tiny elf like creatures he calls the Katoy. He claims they run massive machines under his house and watch his every move… every move that is until Jessica is found bludgeoned to death in his living room and Roger is nowhere to be found . . . again.

Guest Post by Tegon Maus on THE POWER OF WORDS:

The Power of words… I had to think about this.  How hard is this?   Very, right ?  “Go West young man !”   “Remember the Alamo !”   “We gotta sink the Bismarck !”  “We have nothing to fear but fear itself !”     All pretty powerful if you think about it… doubly so for  “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

Think about it… an enemy that was taking over Europe…  one that was openly trying to take over the world no less…  that was killing thousands of people every day !  If that wasn’t enough they suddenly start to bomb the living hell out of you with a brand new technology that only existed in Sci-fi stories… V rockets.  How terrifying would that be?   Bombs falling relentlessly from the sky and you’re told  “you have nothing to fear but fear itself.” And that, believe it or not, did the trick.   I think words are not enough.  I think it takes something to relate too.

Something beyond the ordinary, something that captures what people are thinking, what they’re feeling … or if we’re lucky something that grabs everyone’s imagination.  Words… the right words… can change things. Sometimes it’s for the better sometimes not so much so.  With the right words you can, bend the will of the people, gather them together and lead a nation.

With the power of words I can fly you to the far end of the Galaxy and back. I can tell you all about the strange and wonderful things to see… all the worlds and all the people who live on each. I can make you fall in love with the most homely man on the face of the world or hate the most beautiful of creatures… if I turn them just right, put them in just the right order I can make you believe I am the Sci-Fi writer you want to read for the rest of your life…  just saying. I have no interest in leading nations…  I’m a simple dream kind of a guy.

Praise for Machines Of the Little People by Tegon Maus:

“Tegon Maus is an author that I read when I need a wild and crazy ride! His characters are always so quirky and unique. I am pretty sure I’ve never encountered the type of characters that are in these books in any other books! They’re hilariously flawed and extremely well-developed. They could just walk off the page…though you wouldn’t want them to.  I just absolutely recommend this science fictiony type of book to those of you who appreciate great, quirky characters and wild, conspiracy theory type plots. I am seriously glad that I was introduced to his writing.”-Christy Maurer, Christy’s Crazy Corners

“As the saying goes, it takes all sorts. This is certainly the case with the characters in this story. As this story unfolds the characters are all so amazing, from psychic elderly ladies, to nine ‘sisters’ and sinister spy like characters and agents. Then, if that is not exciting enough, add to the equation a blossoming love affair, secret research projects and deadly weapons and you soon come to realise that this book is captivating from the first page.
Oh, and don’t forget those little people – and their machines…”-Susan Keefe, Book Reviews by Susan Keefe

“The SF angle was pretty neat, but the mystery is what drives the story. The characters come alive, and the writing is fast-paced and exciting, keeping the reader turning the pages.”- Virginia E. Johnson, Amazon Reviewer

About Tegon Maus:Tegon Maus

Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife.

The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number  of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing.

It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told.

He was thrilled. If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not.  When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier.

He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Tegon Maus Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/
Author on Tirgearr Website: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Maus_Tegon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TegonMaus
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INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS FLASHBACK: BLOG TOUR – At Water’s Edge

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At Water’s Edge by S. McPherson:

S. McPhersonPublisher: by S. McPherson Books (November 10,  2015)
Category: Romance/Fantasy
Tour Dates: October/November, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-993360503
Available in: Print & ebook,  347 Pages

‘At Water’s Edge’, tells the tale of two lovers trapped in two different worlds. One world is Earth, and the other is Coldivor; a dimension full of magic and danger. When Dezaray Storm is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of this other realm her life changes forever. She finds love in the arms of Milo Thor, but this love can also lead to her death and the destruction of seven empires.

‘At Water’s Edge’ is book one in the ‘Water Rushes’ series.

Interview with the Author:

What initially got you interested in writing?

From a very young age, I considered myself a poet. ‘Roses are red, violets are blue’ had nothing on me; in my five year old opinion. As I grew, I was drawn into film and the idea of script-writing; a notion I still wouldn’t mind toying with one day. I wrote many a script about other universes, an all-girl pop band and such but alas my seven to thirteen year old self, never made any leap with these. Then I moved on to songs; and that’s when I realised that my main love is the love of story-telling and I don’t mind what format it comes in. Through a painting, a dance, a novel, a play, a song; just tell me stories! And my love of stories, lead to my love to create stories and my favourite form of expression was with words; thus I write.

How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?

Being published is always something I have dreamed of, though when I originally dreamt it was of the traditional way where a big-named publishing house does most if not all of the grunt work. I decided to go at it alone one afternoon when I was teaching. My classroom book selection was growing old and after we’d read Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’ more times than I can count, I decided to launch into my own made-up tale. The children’s positive reaction to my stories inspired me to dabble in the field of self-publishing.

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?

I want readers to momentarily lose themselves in my works and become enthralled in the lives of the characters and the fantasy world around them. I want them to get that gooey; excited or emotional pang that all of us book lovers get when we think of a favourite tale. Basically, I want my works to be enjoyed and not for the reader to feel like they have been told a story but for them to feel as though they have experienced it.

What do you find most rewarding about writing?

The thing I find most rewarding about writing is that wonderful feeling of having life, love and adventure at the tips of my fingers. A place where everything goes the way I want no matter how outrageous or farfetched. I delight in the opportunity to experience things that may never happen, and the way of momentarily making everything impossible, possible.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Finding that great idea; the one that makes your toes curl and causes butterflies in your stomach. I find creating characters exciting and inventing worlds fascinating but locking down on that one idea that gets the ball rolling, is more of a challenge. That said, once you get that idea, it creates that feeling I previously mentioned which is what I love most about writing. So perhaps what I find most challenging about writing is also the most rewarding to me in the end.

What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?

I could go on and on with tips for writers but my three main points would be:

  • Get a good idea– Though some experienced writers may be able to write a fascinating piece on watching paint dry, for those of us trying to break into the market, I’d say find something that inspires you (unless of course that is watching paint dry) and build on it. Throw in a mixture of characters, a series of events and one main issue to be resolved.
  • Write and rewrite within an inch of your life. Rewrite until you’re pulling your hair out and are tempted to throw your laptop out the window.
  • Don’t give up– sounds cliché but is so true it’s almost unreal. You’ll never get anywhere if you allow distractions or bumps in the road to steer you off track. Stay focussed on what you are aiming for and keep going until you get there.

What ways can readers connect with you?

I am always happy to connect with readers and likeminded people. I can be found in the below locations:

Twitter: @smcphersonbooks

www.smcphersonbooks.com

www.goodreads.com/smcphersonbooks

www.facebook.com/smcphersonbooks

Pinterest: Smcpherson

Praise for Chapters One-Three of ‘At Water’s Edge’ by S. McPherson:

“Loved the teaser! It pulled me in and made me want to read more. Your writing style is clean, uncluttered and brimming with tension. Well done!”

“You got a lovely and interesting story,  hope to read more from you.”

“I liked it a lot! While I was reading it, I was able to be drawn into the story easily by your words. A stormy night like you were describing sets the perfect scene for a suspenseful fantasy novel.”

“I really enjoyed reading your first chapter. It was gripping. The descriptions are well written.”

About S. McPherson:S. McPerson

S. McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) teacher. When she was younger S. McPherson travelled a lot with her family, though, no matter how often her surroundings changed, one thing never did. And this was her love of writing and dreaming up the impossible. After combining her two loves of teaching children and writing, S. McPherson self-published her first book; a rhyming verse children’s story titled ‘Shania Streep wanted to Sleep’. Thus fuelling her love of seeing her work in print and sharing her stories. This is S. McPherson’s first novel.

Website: http://www.smcphersonbooks.com/

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