Category: Guest Post

Oct 07
Guest Post- Author Jocelyn Davies (blog tour)

Guest Post- Author Jocelyn Davies (blog tour)

Thank you so much to Jocelyn Davies, Author of A beautiful Dark for joining us at Book Briefs today. I loved this book so much and the review will be up soon! 🙂 Setting the Scene for A BEAUTIFUL DARK “When a book is set in the right place, that place almost becomes a character itself. In high school, I spent a summer backpacking around Colorado, and I fell in love with it. We’d hike through these long, dense mountain trails, and then find ourselves in a huge alpine field with lots of little purple flowers. Then, a few feet higher up, the ground would be covered in snow and ice. It was pretty magical! When I was conceptualizing A BeautifulDark, it felt right to set it in Colorado. The natural world factors prominently into the mythology of the series, and I loved the idea of all of this celestial drama playing out against this majestic background. I could just picture the huge white and black wings soaring above the… Read more »

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Oct 05
Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Morrigan Michele

Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Morrigan Michele

Thank you to Morrigan Michele, one of the authors of Betrayed, for joining us at Book Briefs today! I love McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce on fries too! 🙂 10 Things People don’t know about Morrigan Michele: 1. I am a bit neurotic. I have to have everything clean at all times or I freak out.  2. I have 4 addictions in life. Pepsi, ice cubes, cigarettes and chocolate  3. My favorite food is McDonald’s chicken nuggets and fries. I dip them both in sweet and sour sauce. I have done this since I was 2 years old lol.  4. I am basically computer illiterate. I know how to facebook and email and I am learning how to blog. Other than that, I’m lost.  5. I only write stuff that I myself would want to read.  6. If Blood and Magick ever makes it to big or small screen I want to cast Mark Harmon as Grandpa Giovanni.  7.  I have a crazy sense of humor  8. I watch Days… Read more »

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Sep 20
Guest Post- Avery Flynn (Blog Tour)

Guest Post- Avery Flynn (Blog Tour)

Today, we are joined by the author of Up a Dry Creek, Avery Flynn. She is sharing her views on spitfire heroines. (my favorite kind!) Thank you so much Avery for taking the time to write this guest post. 🙂 Spitfires Are Us By Avery Flynn There are some book heroines who I love and admire. They’re strong and smart and more than a little intimidating. I’m talking about you Anita Blake, who is completely kick ass and I love but who would scare the crap out of me if we met in real life. Then, there are those heroines who I want to sit down with at the bar because I know I’m going to laugh, commiserate and snark the night away. This is where Bridget Jones and Sookie Stackhouse come into play. So when I was crafting Claire Layton, my heroine in Up a Dry Creek, I knew I wanted the second kind of heroine. Claire reminds me a lot of a friend I had in college who… Read more »

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Sep 15
Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Today we are being joined by Author Christopher Meeks. I would like to thank Christopher for taking the time to talk about his writing process. I hope you all enjoy it. 🙂 (p.s. My roommate would be so happy that cats have found their way into this post!) HUMOR AND THE WRITING PROCESS—WITH CATS EXTRA I’m pleased to be here. Michelle suggested that I write, as a guest blog, about my process of writing a comic novel. While I’ve written a lot over the years about my writing process either in commissioned articles or in blogs, I’ve never written about humor. That may be because it’s as mysterious to me as phlogiston was to 17th century scientists who tried to understand fire. Both fire and comedy exist, but HOW is difficult to explain. When I first started writing short stories, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I did want to be an SYW (serious young writer). The problem was, humor crept in. For example, I happened to spend… Read more »

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Sep 12
Guest Post- Author Emma Michaels

Guest Post- Author Emma Michaels

The Writers Voice  Where you get to know the people behind the pages  (http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com)  This is Emma Michaels, the author of The Thirteenth Chime’ and I am taking over! Don’t worry, it is only for one post. To introduce you to the team of amazing authors who are a part of a new blog called, ‘The Writers Voice’. A blog run by 12 authors. Dedicated to letting you get to know each of us and the authors we feature!  Which came first for you: the characters, setting, or plot? “The characters – one by one they come and paint a picture around them. Willow Haywood was the first one I met, and she seems to have opened a flood gate of new ones behind her.”-Jamie Magee “Oddly enough, I tend to get an item stuck in my head and everything else grows from there. I look at an object and I don’t just see that object, I see a million possibilities for what it could be. The message I want… Read more »

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