Welcome to Day 3 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors June Series! @YvetteMCalleiro #TheOneDiscovered @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

Please meet one of my most favorite authors and my good friend Yvette Calleiro in this revealing interview by Nonnie Jules, a person I admire for many reasons.

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12 Days of Authors Yvette Calleiro

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At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card + a book trailer, courtesy of 4WillsPublishing!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 3rd day of the June “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, YVETTE M. CALLEIRO!

Author bio:

Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and adult novels. She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with her fictional friends (and boyfriends). She’s also been known to ride the stationary bike at her gym for hours while reading anything from paranormal to fantasy to suspenseful thrillers.

When she’s living among real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school reading and language arts teacher…

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The lives of fairies

D.L. Finn may have written Tree Fairies for children, but my inner child LOVED the stories! Come get to know my friend Denise, who, like me, thinks fairies may be real…

Entertaining Stories

Today, I have a special guest for you. Denise is a wonderful author and a great person to get to know. She’s also one of my partners over at Story Empire. She has a new book to tell us about, and I’m exited to see the wildlife photos. I have these same birds in my back yard, but don’t have access to redwoods. Make her feel welcome, and don’t forget to use those sharing buttons to help her spread the word. Take it away:

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Thank you, Craig, for having me here today to share my latest children’s release, “Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories.”

In Tree Fairies, several birds make an appearance, including red-tailed hawks and horned owls. So I thought I’d share some interesting facts about them. The red-tailed hawk weighs between 2-4 pounds, with the females being the bigger bird. They can have a 56-inch wingspan…

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Accompanying the Writer

Gwen hit the nail on the head with this insightful article. Until she said it, I didn’t realize that I also look for the author and tend to purchase books to support my writer friends. How about you? (And do yourself a favor and read her poem. You’ll certainly find Gwen there!)

Story Empire

Hello SE friends. Gwen with you today. You might recall that my last several posts focused on typology and how our unique nature affects our writing style. Whether we’re analytical or fanciful, detailed or vague, or have an introspective or other-centered outlook, our fundamental way of approaching life is present in how we write. This fact leads to another consideration. Does our typology guide what or how we read?

It seems only logical that we’d be drawn to those books that resonate with our nature. If we’re more extroverted, for example, wouldn’t we gravitate to a book with a lot of action or engagement? Perhaps a passionate romance or a fast-paced thriller? Maybe …

When I investigated buying patterns, though, I discovered something I hadn’t realized. Indie writers publish around two million books each year. The reading choices are endless, and with just a simple visit to Amazon, a book can…

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Welcome to Day 12 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors (May) Series! @Pdoggbiker #Cherries @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

Having just watched an amazing play where the single actor portrayed eleven characters in such a way you felt like you were there in Vietnam with them, John Podlaski’s interview drew me straight to his wonderful website. His book CHERRIES is next on my TBR list. We rarely hear the truth from those who’d been there. On this Memorial Day, don’t we owe it to ourselves?

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12 Days of Authors John Podlaski

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 12th day of the May “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, JOHN PODLASKI!

Author bio:

I served in Vietnam in 1970 and received numerous military recognitions including (Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry).  After my military service, I spent 45+ years working in management positions within the automotive supplier sector. My wife, Janice, and I retired in 2013 and live in Sterling Heights, MI. During our retirement, we’re happily watching our only grandchild, 3-year-old Scarlett, while daughter, Nicole Patrick, works. What a joy seeing her grow both physically and…

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Welcome to Day 11 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors (May) Series! @NonnieJules #NoPedigree @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

Nonnie Jules, a delightful inspiration to me and creator of RRBC and RWISA, is the host of her 12 Days of Authors series. Rarely has a conversation with oneself been as enlightening and entertaining as Nonnie’s answers to her own interview questions. Don’t miss this!

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12 Days of Authors Nonnie Jules

THIS IS DETAILED BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ANY OF THE INFO!

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 11th day of the May “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, NONNIE JULES!

Author bio:

I’m lazy, so I’m going to use the simple bio from my Twitter account:  Mommy, Wife, RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB President. Goal: To instill the importance of Professionalism & Reputation in the literary arena.

NJ:   Well, hi, Nonnie!  I’m so pleased I get to interview you, of all people, today!  Since you’re having a conversation with yourself in this interview, let’s jump right into it and entertain…

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Welcome to Day 10 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors (May) Series! @LinneaTanner @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #DaggersDestiny

If you love Historical Romantic Fiction fraught with the paranormal, dangerous intrigue, and some really evil characters with plans to utterly destroy the heroes, then you will LOVE this series by Linnea Tanner! I do!

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GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 10th day of the May “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, LINNEA TANNER!

Author bio:

Award-winning author, Linnea Tanner, weaves Celtic tales of love, magical adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. Since childhood, she has passionately read about ancient civilizations and mythology. She has also extensively researched ancient and medieval history, mythology, and archaeology to support her writing and has traveled to sites described within each of her books in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series. Of particular interest to her are the enigmatic Celts, reputed as fierce warriors and mystical…

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Welcome to Day 7 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors (May) Series! @OverbeckRandy #CrimsonAtCapeMay @RRBC_Org

If you love well-crafted mysteries interwoven with some fascinating paranormal activity and a touch of romance, you’ll love Randy Overbeck’s books! In addition, each book draws attention to social issues that affect us all. I’m a fan!

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12 Days of Authors Randy Overbeck

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 7th day of the May “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, RANDY OVERBECK!

Author bio:

Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker, capturing state and national accolades for his work. As an educator, he served children for more than three decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent.  As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’  group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing…

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Can The Writing Gene Be Passed Down Through DNA?

What an interesting question! Jan Sikes is one of my favorite authors. Be sure to check out some of her books. Who knows? Our grandkids may be reading some of her granddaughter’s books in the future…

Story Empire

Hello, SE’ers! This is Jan Sikes, and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to post my first blog on this site. It is truly an honor to join such a diverse and talented group of writers. Today I want to talk about a topic that I’ve had on my mind a lot lately as I watch my granddaughter grow and develop a talent.

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CAN THE WRITING GENE BE HEREDITARY?

This is a question I have pondered, as I watch my nine-year-old granddaughter craft stories. She has quite the imagination and can sit down and churn out a short story in no time. Her latest was about a nine-year-old girl named Cleo, who discovers that she is a direct descendant of Cleopatra. The little girl, Cleo, also finds that she has secret powers. I was amazed when I read it. Needless to say, it is in…

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WRITING AND EMOTIONS

If you want a great read, pick up one of my friend D.L. Finn’s books. They have plenty of emotional content to keep your interest. Here, she shares how important that is.

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Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about emotions and writing.

Last month was National Poetry Month, and I celebrated it by reading poems. Most of the poetry books I read evoked emotions from me. Those that did not, I stopped reading. I didn’t feel wonder, anger, amusement, fear, curiousity, sadness, or hope. It left me with nothing because I wasn’t emotionally invested.

With poetry, there are a limited number of words to capture the reader’s attention. A poet has the hard task of doing this immediately. When I’m reading, I must feel something, even uncomfortable, and it has to be within the first couple of lines.

This got me thinking about fictional writing. Do these same emotions pull me into the story? They do. Like any good relationship with people, I have to care about the poem or story. Otherwise, I move…

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