Meet my character: blog tour

What a wonderful idea! Sending our characters out on a blog tour is an excellent way for readers to meet the “people” that we authors have spent so much of our time with.

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What a wonderful idea for a blog tour, focussing on the people that really matter: not the authors, but our characters. I could write about Rose Haldane all day long… aah, I do! So thanks to Judith Frances Field for asking me to take part in this blog tour.

First I need to tell you about Judith. Born in Liverpool and living in London, Judith is the daughter of writers. This means she learned how to agonize over fiction submissions at her mother and father’s knees. Click here to read about Mark Anderson, the main character in Perigee, the short story she is currently working on.

So here’s the lowdown on Rose, identity detective, and the lynchpin of Ignoring Gravity.
rose 9-9-13What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Rose is a fictional person, though when I imagined her I looked at the…

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About My Annie…

I met Annie last year through a contest of all things, where all the authors supported each other and we are still supporting each other today! So…I really wanted to share this biography written by her loving husband. BTW Annie, the winters in Louisiana are rather mild if you ever want to get away from those Jersey winters!

SEX w/ Annie


Annie is a Jersey girl in every sense of the word. She was born and bred in Union County New Jersey and has lived here her entire life.

I have been happily married to my beautiful Annie for almost thirty years. She is the one women that can still make my heart skit a beat.  I don’t know what I would do without her. Yes I am in love with this particular Jersey girl.

I made her a promise to make her laugh each and every day, I’m pretty sure I’ve  kept that promise. She is very easy to love. And when she laughs and smiles I love her even more if that’s possible.

She’s a very strong, confident, talented woman and did I mention she’s spunky and stubborn to a fault. That’s what I love about her most. She’s a fighter.

I love who she is. She’s proud to be a…

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I was overwhelmed by just reading this author’s biography in the spotlight. I have no doubt that her full story is quite an eye opener.

I will forever be suffering the symptoms of Lyme disease that I contracted by the bite of one tiny tick because my condition went undiagnosed for nearly two years.

Thank you Kathryn C. Treat, for sticking with your writing and sharing your experience in your book, Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival.



Summer Vacation Love by E. M. Bannock

I find that I am more inspired by those who follow their dreams to write, even if it takes them many years to tell their stories. E. M Bannok is one of these inspiring women.

Time for Love

From Christina: I’ve got something a bit different for you today. It’s a bit of “Summer Vacation Love” from E. M. Bannock.  Enjoy!

Summer Sunset

Summer Vacation Love

By, E.M. Bannock

It was early evening. A brilliant sunset had faded into mute grey tones. A shimmering reflective moon danced in the distance on the still surface of the lake as we emerged naked hand in hand. We had been hot, sweaty, and musky from working all afternoon in the sizzling sun cutting the overgrown weeds that choked out the yard and beach of the lake house. It seemed natural to strip off our clothes and take a quick skinny dip to cool off when we were done.

It was the beginning of a well deserved summer vacation. Our friends were set to arrive late that night with all of the food and drink. Our contribution was to arrive at the lake house…

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Promote Yourself: Valerie Thomas

Do you enjoy reading YA?
If so, check out this up and coming young author, Valerie Thomas!

Jane Dougherty Writes

On my blog today I have Valerie Thomas, a new and very young writer. Like poet Brian Gallagher, Valerie is pretty modest and retiring. This is what she has to say about herself.

Valerie Thomas is a 20 year old author living in Colorado. Her YA novel, The Clique, is currently being edited and is slated for release December 2014.

Valerie wants to showcase a sample of her writing with this short story.

Torn: Shackles

There aren’t any sounds of movement inside. I ease the door open, hoping no one’s home. The apartment’s empty, and even filthier than I remember. The sink is piled high with dirty plates, the trash overflowing. This is no way to live.

In my mother’s bedroom, at the bottom of the closet, I find the last remnants of the package. She’s smoked or snorted almost all of it. Only a bit remains. Anger takes me…

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