Come read about the inspiration of HUNT by Patti Larson

Thank you for taking the time to chat with my about the release of Hunt !  Congratulations!  Please start by telling us a little bit about yourself- the person behind the writing?

A) I know you don’t want the shiny, polished version, right? I’m a writer by choice and passion who finally took a chance and committed to it. I adore summer above all other seasons if only we could get rid of bugs. I’m a blonde and always will be no matter what Mother Nature thinks. I work far too much and love every second of it even when I’m suffering from severe writer brain. And I’m addicted to the voices in my head. I joke about wishing they would leave me alone, but I really love having them around. Sometimes they are all that exists of my social life.

Why don’t you tell us about the book? 

A) Hunt is the fourth and final book of The Hunted series, all YA thrillers. The novels are based on Reid, a sixteen-year-old foster kid, who has been rescued from the system by his screwed up sister only to find himself kidnapped and dumped in a wild stretch of New England forest. With no idea why he is there or what is happening, he is forced to run from the hunters who pursue him and other kids with the sole purpose of killing them. Hunt delivers the resolution to Reid’s story.

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Dean Fetzer: Author of The Jaared Sen Quartet

Hi Dean Feltzer!  Thanks for taking the time to swing by and talk to us.  Why don’t you tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

Hmm… where to start. I’m originally from a small town in eastern Colorado (the flat bit) but I’ve lived in London for the best part of 20 years now. I studied Architecture at the University of Colorado in the ‘80s but spent a lot of time in the Art department, the Music building and basically doing technical support for theatre and opera productions. When I graduated, I got to accompany a theatre company to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the “Fringe Festival” [ link to  http://www.edfringe.com/ ] as their lighting designer and tech. As I was done with Uni, I stayed in Edinburgh for the best part of the next year. I ended up in Washington, D.C. with my former theatre companions who’d set up a company called Consenting Adults there. So I did the usual theatre thing, and worked during the day and did theatre at night. To cut this long story short, we went back to the Edinburgh Festival and I met a girl, moved to London, got married and went to work for British Telecommunications as a graphic designer. Met a good friend at BT and we set up fancyapint.com, a pub review website. We’ve been doing that for over a decade now and it’s allowed us to do our own things – like writing!

 

Let’s hear about your books!
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David Thome: Feminist and Independent author.

This was an entertaining interview!  So good in fact, I had to ask some follow up questions.  My followups are in purple, his added responses are in a bluish green.  Have fun reading it.  I know I had fun doing it!

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

I was a newspaper reporter for fifteen years and still write for several publications. I think reporting is good training for fiction—no, not because reporters make stuff up. Because articles have to have catchy openings, concise narrative, meaningful dialog, good flow and a strong sense of a story. As a reporter, you also have to meet deadlines, get organized, stay focused, give your audience what it wants and work with editors. And write every day.

I have never heard it explained in that way.  It makes a lot of sense. 

I’ve been self-employed the last 12 years. My main gig now is a weekly column on car technology that appears in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

My fiction career began with 20 screenplays written over several years. Four of them were optioned, but never produced. One, Metal Mom, was optioned twice. A few others did well in contests and won writing awards.
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Lenny Fultz: Author of Maiden of Destiny

Thank you for taking the time to chat with me about the release of Maiden of Destiny!  Congratulations!  Please start by telling us a little bit about yourself- the person behind the writing?

Thanks, Elizabeth. Although I’ve lived in the Atlanta area for the last 14 years, I grew up in a small mid-western town in Indiana and consider myself a misplaced Hoosier living in the land of Bulldogs and cat-sized mosquitoes with my wife, Connie, and our cat, Ty. I’m an avid reader, writer and collector of all things fantasy. I especially like to collect wizards, dragons, and knights. I’m passionate about the written word and I strive for perfection in everything I do. I enjoy fishing, going to movies, playing computer games, watching Broadway plays and dining in nice restaurants. If I had my way, I’d rather fly a Pegasus than drive a car. My four favorite food groups are: popcorn, beef jerky, Skittles and Diet Dr. Pepper—not necessarily in that order.

Why don’t you tell us about the book?
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Kimberly A Bettes: Author of many terrifying tales!

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

My name is Kimberly A. Bettes. Yes, the A stands for awesome. (wink) I was born in southeast Missouri in 1977 and have lived there almost every day since. It’s a great place to live if you like feeling like you’re breathing underwater. Yeah, the humidity is THAT bad. I’ve been writing since I was about 12 years old. My Junior High English teacher started making us write poems and I realized that the words just fell from my pen. It was too easy. A couple years later, I read Watchers by Dean Koontz and just KNEW that I was supposed to write books. So I did. I wrote my first one at 14. It’s horrible. Don’t worry. I’ve gotten better. In fact, each book I write is better than the one before it (at least in my opinion).  I’m married to the greatest man I’ve ever met, and we have a son, the greatest man I’ve ever met junior.  

Tell us about your books!

I like to write books that scare people. To me, nothing’s scarier than when real people become monsters…

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR:  A quiet street in a small town is consumed by fear as they realize a killer lives among them. Suspicion falls to each resident. Neighbors become aware of the actions of the other neighbors as love blooms, relationships grow, hatred blossoms, doubts arise, safety is threatened, fear takes hold, and fights ensue. So which of the neighbors is the killer? That’s what the residents are dying to know.

*This was the first – and only so far – book I’ve written where I used an alternating point of view, switching between characters at pivotal moments to build suspense.
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Jennifer Bogart: Author of Remember Newvember and Reflections

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

I’m a mother of four boys living in the Montreal area. I started my career as a technical writer, but it seemed to suck the creativity out of me. After the birth of my third child, we decided living on one income would be better than paying someone else to raise our children for us as we were both working very long hours. I started writing fiction about two years ago, when all my children were in school full-time. Lucky for me, I have the most encouraging husband in the world.

Let’s talk books!

“Remember Newvember” is about a young woman who manages to get herself stuck in the daily drudgery of a routine-oriented world. Her best friend dares her to try something new every day for the 30 days of November. Willow takes on the challenge and embarks on the journey that is her life.

My work in progress, “Reflections” is about a woman who can’t get past the image she thinks she sees in the mirror. Roxanne sees a frumpy, dumpy, painfully plain, rundown single mother when she looks in the mirror. For the past seven years she has put all her energy into raising her young daughter, Calleigh. During this time she has lost sight of who she is and where she is going as an individual. A change of job, a move into the city and a fresh look at her teenage daughter give Roxanne new insights into how her life has spiralled into a vortex of nothingness.
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Raine Thomas: author of The Daughters of Saraqael trilogy

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Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

I’m originally from Chicago and have a lot of family there. I’ve moved around a bit (South Carolina, Orlando and Atlanta) and my husband is Canadian. Between us, we travel a lot! I enjoy infusing some of the flavors of these places in my books. I also have a five-year-old daughter who keeps me on my toes and helps me maintain my sense of humor. Another item of note is that I’m a wedding planner who also writes nonfiction books for brides and wedding vendors.

Please give me a description of your trilogy: 

The Daughters of Saraqael YA fantasy/romance trilogy (Becoming, Central and Foretold) tells the stories of estranged triplets Amber, Olivia and Skye. Although unaware of it at the beginning of Becoming, they are the only three half-human Estilorians in existence. Estilorians are beings that millennia ago existed alongside humans, worshipped and idolized in human literature and folklore as gods, angels and similar beings. When humans grew to resent the powers and abilities of the Estilorians and warred against them, Estilorians created their own plane of existence to save humanity from themselves. In so doing, they became the subjects of human myths and legends, and doomed themselves to an emotionless existence.
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Indie-Published interview with Jennifer Chase

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

I hold a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s in criminology.  It was not until about five years ago that I decided to write my first thriller novel Compulsion. I haven’t looked back and I have been enjoying every minute of creating characters and storylines.  I love to research and write about “real” crime and crime fiction.  When I’m not writing I can be found taking photographs along the California coast or running my Labradors on the beach.

Please give me a description of your book(s): 

I have written three crime fiction/thriller books: Compulsion, Dead Game, and Silent Partner.
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Self Published interview with James Viser

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

In my day job, I am a consultant to the oil and gas industry, focused on financial analysis and planning, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and financial marketing. I do a lot of writing on behalf of my clients, but other than the occasional letter to the editor, never for myself. After spending years thinking about writing a novel, I finally did it about two years ago.

In my day job, I get to hear what business leaders and investors are thinking and saying. And, the oil and gas business is a global one, so I have to be up to speed on geopolitics, globalization and world events.
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Interview with self published author Gemma Colling

Tell us a little bit about you, the person behind the books:

Ok, well my name is Gemma, and I am on the verge of turning thirty.  I live in a small town in South Wales and I have been writing for as long as I can remember.  The first thing I ever completed was a selection of Fantasy Children’s Stories for my sister when she was little.  There was a six year age gap and that was the only thing she would keep quiet for! 
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