Category: Guest

10/23/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Tracy Sharp

1. You write across many genre’s – Thrillers, Romance, Paranormal, and Sci Fi. Which genre do you find the most fun to spend time in? Oh, I love them all for different reasons, but honestly my favorites are the Fantasy, Horror and Sci Fi. I just love spending time in magical worlds. Worlds where anything could happen. Anything is possible. I also love the idea that there is another world, an underworld where supernatural things happen, just beneath our day to day lives. I love mixing genres, too. Paranormal and Romance, or Fantasy and Thriller. Sci Fi and Horror. So much fun! 2. Since The Land of Make Believe is a place for Sci-Fi and Fantasy, let us talk a …

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10/16/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with S.K. Randolph

1. You spend your time on a boat along the Alaskan coast. Do your adventures at sea make their way into your novels? Can you tell us about one of those adventures? Our boating adventures definitely inform my writing. In 2010, I retired from the world of dance to write. Boarding my new home, a 40ft-boat, and cruising 1,200 miles on a 70-day trip up the Inside Passage to Alaska was an exciting introduction to my new life! In my second novel my characters are on a sailboat navigating through a mysterious strait with a history of peril and death. My telling of this was based on my experience going through a long, narrow passageway between islands as the tide …

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10/09/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Kim Petersen

We will start off with an easy one. Tell us a bit about Millie. Millie is a gifted young woman with a feisty disposition. She sees the world in colors and love, and strives to understand the connection between imagination, thought-creation and the limits we present ourselves. Do you have more in store for Millie? If so can we get a sneak peak? If not what is next for you? Millie has gone on to develop her extraordinary gift and challenge the evil serpent entity, Apepsis in my new release, Angels & Vixens, a thrilling urban fantasy that follows Millie and her brother Ace as they race towards a nail-biting showdown. Here you will find a sneak peek: http://www.kimpetersen.com.au/angels—vixens-exclusive-chapter-one-preview.html Up …

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09/21/2017 In Guest
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Renewal: A QSF Tradition

  QSF has a new book out, the latest in our series of flash fiction anthologies: Re.new.al (noun) 1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or 2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or 3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or 4) Rebirth after death. Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut. Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers. Welcome to Renewal. Mischief Corner Books (info only) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Goodreads   Excerpt Because these stories are only 300 words each, we’re not supplying long excerpts, but …

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09/16/2017 In Guest
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Guest Author—Cheryl Headford Talks Shade’s Champion

Today one of my favorite authors, Cheryl Headfor, stops by for another visit. This time to share an excerpt from one her favorite stories.  Don’t expect fluffy and light stories when you read Cheryl’s work, but do expect to be wowed. Shade’s Champion was re-released September 15, 2017. So if you like a good story with a hard where the main characters have to work hard for their happy ever after, check out Cheryl’s new story. You won’t be disappointed. Shade’s Champion: Sixteen-year-old Shade has spent years imprisoned in a dark cellar after being snatched off the street as a young child. Events since his release have left him traumatised and desperate to die. Dory is a lively and engaging seventeen-year-old with …

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08/02/2017 In Guest
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Blog Tour—Comes A Horseman; by Anne Barwell

Today’s guest, Anne Barwell, hails from New Zealand. She is wonderful story teller and an even better person. Anne’s giving nature comes through in the passion she brings to her writing and the way she works to give the readers all that she can. The Echoes Rising is a terrific historical fiction series and I hope everyone reads on to learn more (and of course get the books!) Working With History – Anne Barwell Thanks for hosting me today as part of my blog tour for Comes a Horseman, the 3rd and final book in my WWII Echoes Rising series from DSP Publications. I have a Rafflecopter running as part of the tour so be sure to enter. DSP Publications …

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07/24/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Tali Spencer

Today is a special Running the Bases for me because it has my friend Tali Spencer as the guest. Tali has been so generous with her time whenever I ask for help and she even hosted me and my daughter for an afternoon a while back. Oh yeah, did I mention I love her writing? Her Pride of Uttor series is probably one of my all time favorites. If you get a chance, read it and find out why. 1. You write stories in different genres, does one speak to you more? Fantasy is my first love, and high fantasy especially. I feel most at home when creating my own worlds and using those worlds to explore the human condition, …

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07/13/2017 In Author Profiles, Guest
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Guest Post—An Interview with Sadie Rose Bermingham—Burning Boundaries Blog Tour

Today please welcome to The Land of Make Believe, Sadie Rose Bermingham.  Sadie and her co-author, Bellora Quinn, have a new release—Burning Boundaries—and Sadie is here for an interview to help tell us more about the new book: Welcome Sadie. In one sentence can you tell everyone what Burning Boundaries is about? Burning Boundaries is about exploration – exploring limitations, be it physical, psychic or sexual. What was it that led you to write in the genre(s) you write? I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi as a child and a teenager. When I was younger High Fantasy was my escape pod. Most contemporary fiction didn’t engage me, it felt too dull. Too ordinary. As I grew older, I suppose, …

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07/10/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with James Kampel

Thank you to James Kampel for joining us today to Run the Bases with Andrew Q Gordon.  You will want to check out his book The Dreamer when you are done with interview.  Links are at the bottom.  Who or what inspired The Dreamer? Growing up, I read a bunch of Dragon Lance and Forgotten Realms novels. The works by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Richard Knaak, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, and all the others transported me to other worlds with fantastic adventures. I also enjoyed the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention how much I enjoyed the Dark Tower series by Stephen …

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06/26/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Bradley Lloyd

  Thank you to Bradley Lloyd for joining me today to Run the Bases.  After you finish the interview, be sure to check out Shadow Fray recently released from DSP Publications.   What drew you to write a dystopian world? First, I’m a big fan of the genre, particularly in the YA realm. I loved The Hunger Games, Enclave, Divergent, Pure,Red Rising and many others. While my book is far from YA, I did try to keep the same spirit of page-turning fun that propelled many of those books. Secondly, if I weren’t going to write a dystopian world, that would leave me with…a utopia? Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? A dystopian world is pretty common in sci-fi, I think because …

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