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Flash Question Session---> Author River Jordan (K.R. Jordan)

Flash Question Session
Author River Jordan (K.R. Jordan)


1. What are your current and past projects that you have you done?
I have two projects currently underway though they are as yet untitled. Deciding on a title has always been the hardest part of writing. For now, I will just say the titles have not revealed themselves to me!
My fictional book is directly related to my short stories, Leela (Red Wine, Vamptasy Publishing, 10/2011) and Alba (Dark Light, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing 2/2012). It begins as the dust is settling on the battleground where fierce warriors are reduced to mere shells, struck by the devastation surrounding them. The warriors must choose between going home to be hailed as heroes or to stay and stand between the evil that destroys and the hope for the future. A future that centers around a single person, a light in the midst of the long, cold darkness.
I also have a non-fiction book in the works about dealing with emotional pain and moving on to the healing side of heartache.

2. What do you do to relax?
Swimming is what I love to do. From the first plunge into the pool, my body relaxes into the peaceful water, the ripples of light reflecting onto the bottom of the pool inspires my creativity!

3. Favorite guilty pleasure?
Listening to conversations around me at the park, Thin Mints, and Bath & Body Works' Eucalyptus Mint!!


4. What genres are your favorites and examples of them?
Post-apocalyptic - The Road; YA - The Mortal Instruments Series.

5. Your work area: Neat or Messy?
Einstein messy!! *wink wink*

6. What inspired you to write your books?
I would have to say my parents' love of reading and writing inspired me. My father with his paperback Louis L'amour in his back pocket. My mom who would read the classics to me every night as a child.

7. A tip to other authors that you finally figured out and wish had been told sooner?
Don't wait for your writing to be perfect, just let it flow out of you. There will be time enough later to make changes.

8. Read more or write more, which is better?
Read as you write and kill two birds with one stone!!! No, but seriously, I love to read so I would say read as much as you can. But when your muse calls, write as much as you can!!


9. If you if could meet any of your own characters, who would it be?
I would love to meet Melquiades, The Blessed One, and leader of the elite.

10. Where can we stalk you online?
Twitter
Facebook Profile
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Dark Light Launch
Vamptasy Publishing store
Red Wine Amazon Link
Dark Light Anthology Amazon Link

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Flash Question Session---> Author Benjamin Daniels

Flash Question Session
Author Benjamin Daniels


1. Introduce yourself and what it is you do.
A: I'm 29 and after writing this novel it seems that I missed my calling as a writer after getting two degrees in anything but writing. I day dream a lot and play games inbetween writing. I am currently unemployed so writing a novel was a calling to me that I just couldn't pass up.
2. Your work area: Neat or Messy?
A: It depends if I'm busy or not. If I'm writing and working on things there will be a pop can forest before it starts getting in the way of my keyboard to write and then I'm forced to clean it up or no work is getting done that day.
3. Tell of one time you feel was the most amazing time of your life.
A: I was in a car accident when I was 17 I was in a life changing car accident. I had a paramedic holding my hand trying to pull me out of the car and the only words I can remember her saying to me is: "You're not allowed to leave me tonight." My reply to her was, "I'm trying not to."
4. Which part of your book was the hardest/easiest to write?
A: The easiest part of any story for me to write is the beginning and the endings, it's connecting A to C which is always the hardest. I eventually make it but it's a slow process.
 
5. Which one of your characters do you loathe and why?
A: Any character that doesn't fit my personality where I have to write something that directly goes against my way of thinking.
6. What are your favorite authors/books?
A: I love all genres and many different authors but the ones I have been following the longest are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. They co-write together and have produced some amazing thriller/mystery novels.
7. Where do you get your ideas to write?
A: Anything that catches my interest where I can put a story behind it and create my own little world behind it, be it the bible, a story in the news or something my child decides is a really good idea but is anything but.
8. What is your muse/muses?
A: If I had a muse there wouldn't be a novel wrote ;). A muse is generally a person, place or thing. I write simply to write, if I found something else to enjoy. I wouldn't have written a book.
9. Tell us one of your strangest habits/quirks
A: My food isn't allowed to touch or I won't eat it. Everything has to be a on seperate plate. I also don't send things back at resturants, if it isn't to my liking I either don't eat it or send it back without getting a replacement. Ever seen the movie Road Trip.... that's the reason why lol.
10.Where can we stalk you online?
A: Facebook normally, if I'm not online for more than a day, call 911 because something has seriously gone wrong lol.
 
 
 

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Whisper

Heat of breath

Silk of lips

Touch of skin

And fingertips

Caress of want

Engulfed in lust

Give and take

Into us

A whisper sweet

Words that burn

Red of mark

Left to discern

Taste of flesh

Salty wants


Disarming look

Invited taunt

Satiated sigh


Heart beat slows

Dreams now still

Night wind flows

Copyright 2012 Alexia Purdy

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Flash Question Session---> Author Erik Ekstrom

Flash Question Session
Author Erik Ekstrom

 1. Who are you and what are you doing to the literary world?
Hi Alexia, thanks for having me here. My name is Erik J. Ekstrom and at present I am the author of 5 books ranging from Mystery and Sci-Fi to Psychological Thrillers and of course my children’s book series. At the moment I am quite busy with what seems to be a million projects. I am getting ready to release my third children’s book in the Pug Tails series; I am nearing completion of my 2nd and 3rd Everett Holmes novels (Everett Holmes: Sanctuary of the Damned and Everett Holmes: The Case of the Mail-Order Medicine Man). I am co-writing a Historical Fiction series called Agents of Change with author Jeff Gafford and I am writing, producing and directing an indie short film called Dave. Aside from that there is also my freelance writing and monthly magazine articles, readings and book signings, so I guess you can say things are looking absolutely amazing.


2. Which part of your book was the hardest/easiest to write?     My most recent release was Everett Holmes: Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer. It is a psychological thriller so there were many difficulties in forming the character on the page how I had created him in my mind. As I have had extensive studies psychology, I could picture how I wanted the killer to be, but I always wanted to limit myself when it came to his brutality. It took a few rewrites, but finally it was decided to push the envelope and let the monster loose. When I did that, he finally became the killer I pictured from his conception. The easiest portion to write was that of Everett Holmes himself. He is a man with issues of his own, but he is still the hero. He’s the good guy that everyone sets out to be in life, with a few speed bumps of course.

3. Have you ever written a character you absolutely disliked or wanted to fall for badly?
I’d have to say it was Robertson in Everett Holmes: Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer. The man is a pedophile. He’s brutal, sadistic and self-centered. When I wrote the scenes about him I could easily feel myself getting angrier and angrier and let’s just say that my emotions flowed onto the page when Robertson finally got his just desserts.

 


4. Favorite time of the year and why?
My favorite time of the year is fall/winter. I am not sure why, but I write better during that time and I seem to be more focused.




5. Are you a plot outliner or a pantser writer?
That’s a tough question because in the past I have done both. It seems that nowadays I outline, but even though I do so I always go off track of the outline I have and add new subplots. Then I rewrite outlines. It’s a delicate dance that I have yet to master.

 

6. Have you received a bad review and what did you do when you read it?
I received a not so pleasant review from a reputable company for my first book The Storyteller, and as any author would do, I stomped my feet and cursed like a two year old, but then when the dust settled, I took a leap of faith, swallowed my pride and asked the professional reviewer what I could have done to make it better. I ended up having a wonderful conversation with the man and he gave me some very useful pointers that I brought with me in my second book The Storyteller 2: Chicago Blood, which ultimately got rave reviews and still sells very well to this day. I brought that advice with me on my writing journey along with everything else I have learned over the years to make me the writer I am today.


7. Long hand or strictly PC writing?
My first two novels were done long hand then transferred over, but these days I find it easier to go straight to PC.


8. Most annoying thing writers do?
Well most of the writers I have personally met are extraordinary people and willing to talk about anything and give advice. It’s the ones that forget where they came from that disturb me. The ones who refuse to tell you anything as if it is some big secret.


9. What makes your stories different?
My stories have evolved over time. My Everett Holmes series is something fresh and new. It pushes the envelope more and more until your gut begins to wretch. It keeps you guessing at every turn of the page and it is extremely realistic. My fans always say that when they read my books they feel as if they are in a movie. My scene descriptions are so vivid that it does what any good book should do, it takes you there.


10. Where can we stalk you online?

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Erik-Ekstrom
 http://erikjekstrom.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/#!/TheAuthor1971
 Buy Erik's books on Amazon, click here!




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Flash Question Session--->Author Sean Sweeney

Flash Question Session
Author Sean Sweeney

Bio: Sean Sweeney’s love of reading began in 1988, when he was handed J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit, and was given a needed boost with John Grisham novels and the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His passion for writing began in 1993, as a sophomore in high school, when he began writing sports for his local newspaper. Born and raised in North Central Massachusetts in 1977, Sweeney has written for several newspapers and radio stations. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing golf, reading, watching movies, enjoying the Boston Red Sox, the New England Revolution, Arsenal F.C., Gold Coast F.C., and playing with Caramel The Wonder Cat.

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1. Introduce yourself and what it is that you do.
Helloooooo! I'm Sean Sweeney, and I'm an author. I'm the author of 13 novels and additional short story work, including the Jaclyn Johnson AGENT series. I consider myself to be an every-genre author: I've hit every genre there is, so I have a little something for every member of the family.

2. Day, swing or night shift writer?
I'm a full-time writer, so I have 24 hours with which to do my thing. Do I use all 24 hours? Sometimes. Sometimes not. It depends on when I'm motivated.


3. What are your current and past projects that you have you done?
I'm currently writing a mystery set in my hometown of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, starring young private investigator Alex Bourque. He's investigating a three-decades-old cold case. I've written three Jaclyn Johnson AGENT thrillers and will write the fourth this summer. I've written a historical romance that isn't really a romance, per se. I've written fantasy, sci-fi, sports fiction, and kiddie lit, too.

4. The worst and best advice you have ever received?

All advice is good advice, in my opinion. The best piece of advice I've ever received came in the summer of 2004. I was in the middle of writing my first novel and I had problems with it. I couldn't think about how I wanted to continue. Everything I thought of didn't sound good. So I went to see R.A. Salvatore speak at the Westminster, Mass. library -- it was he who convinced me to write the book in the first place -- and he said something that has stuck with me ever since: There is no such thing as writer's block. Writers write through the block. And if it isn't good, delete it and re-write, and the crap doesn't exist.


5. Which part of your book was the hardest/easiest to write?
Writing is easy. If you want a hard job, go dig sewer ditches.



6. Favorite junk food?
Skittles.


7. Where do you get your ideas for writing?
By opening my eyes, or by closing them: Some of my best ideas have come while I sleep. Sometimes I have to open my eyes, go to my office, disturb the cat, and find someone online to talk out my idea and see how it can work. And sometimes, ideas come while I'm writing. A lot of it is imagination, and some of it is fact. It's up to the reader to discern what is real and what is imaginary.

8. What do you do to help you write? Do you down the energy drinks? Eat junk food? Mutter to self endlessly? Blast the tunes? Do tell.
Well, coffee is a major part of my writing. I have a Keurig, best invention ever. I usually go through a box of 12 K Cups in less than a week. But anyway... if I have a problem, I usually hop on AOL Instant Messenger and talk with one of my author friends, or on Facebook IM. I usually need silence to write, so I sit in my office or in my recliner and type away. I will occasionally munch on Cheez It or Skittles, but give me my coffee.

9. If you if could meet any of your own characters, who would it be?

Definitely Jaclyn. She's a hottie.


10. Where can we stalk you online?
seansweeneyauthor.com
facebook.com/seansweeneyauthor

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