Additional Writers Groups for Authors

As a new author at great way to get your books out to the public is to join various facebook groups for authors and post in them. For e-books go to:

  1. Kindlemojo
  2. My Kindle is Starving

For Christian Inspirational Fiction try:

  1. Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction
  2. Christian Book Reviews
  3. Review Seekers

For children’s books look at:

  1. Books Go Social Children’s Books
  2. Children’s Book Reviews and Promos

For mysteries try:

  1. Mystery We Write Authors and Readers
  2. For the Love of Books
  3. Bookaholic Cafe

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How Can You Write about Places You’ve Never Visited?

Take a cyber vacation. While I had been to Paris before I wrote Hiding, I had never been to Monte Carlos or Breil sur Roya. How could I make these locations authentic in my book? The answer is research, fun research. I used travel brochures, tour websites, lots of photographs to read, visualize and learn about the places that my characters would be traveling.

In the process, I got to “visit” exotic places. I learned, for example, that Jacques Cousteau’s Marine Museum and Center are in Monte Carlos. I learned how Grace Kelly was killed on the winding treacherous road to the city. I learned that one of the popular gambling casinos was build to resemble the Paris Opera House. It was a mini-vacation for me and for the my readers when it was worked into the book. So authors, take your mini-vacation via cyber space and recreate it for your fans.imagesKEDBDGY0

Tania de la Cantera

51u1pTEOR1L__AC_US160_When her mother is abandoned by her father, a small girl lives with her grandmother on meager earnings. As the grandmother ages, she can no longer raise the child whose mother has undertaken a dangerous journey to reach the United States. This moving story based on the true lives of women and children in Honduras is written by a missionary who has lived there for more than 25 years. The book helps us understand the desperation of immigrants from Central America and sympathize with their plight. Although the title is Spanish, the book is written in English and the cover was designed by one of the children at the LAMB Mission. It is available at http://www.amazon.com Highly recommended reading.

 

Christine B. Clark, Canadian Author

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CB Clark is the author of three romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were published in 2016, and Bitter Legacy in June, 2017. CB has always loved reading, especially romance, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year the she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as a n archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.

Interview

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved reading and writing. Ten years ago, I lost my voice for a year due to a botched operation. With time on my hands and a serious case of boredom setting in., I decided to combine my two loves and attempt to write a romantic suspense. That first book took me a full year, but the feeling of euphoria when I finished was so great, I’ve never stopped writing.

How do you get ideas for your fictional characters? My hero and heroine in my       stories  are a composite of traits culled from books, movies, and real people I meet. Once I have a the general idea of a main character’s physical appearance and internal conflict, I flesh her or him out by developing their backstory, and figuring out what makes them tick.

Do you outline you plots ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants? I’m definitely a panster. That’s part of the fun. I start with the germ of an idea and a first sentence and go from there. Some days writing is a wild, rollercoaster ride with ideas coming hot and heavy; other days, it’s like waking in mud. I love not knowing what’s going to happen next and letting my character writer their own stories. Of course, that means a lot of revising when I’m finished.

Christine’s books can be found at http://www.thewildrosepress.com

 

A New Book by C.B. Clark

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On June 7, just two days away, a riveting read by Christine Clark debuts at The Wild Rose Press as both a paperback and e-book. Bitter Legacy combines spellbinding suspense with romance, a perfect summer read.

Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.

Blurb:

Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.

Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Will she and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?

Excerpt

Fire!

Even as the dreaded word reared like a monster inside her head, a thin trickle of smoke crept out of the dark storage room. Terrifying images of flame, smoke and searing heat threatened to overwhelm her. For a nightmare second, she was back in the midst of scorching heat and roaring flames.

Using all her strength of will, she tore free of the chilling memories. Instead of fleeing, she placed one wobbly step in front of the other and shuffled toward the storage room. Her nostrils flared at the acrid tang of gasoline and smoke. With a shaking hand, she gripped the door handle and opened the door.

A figure burst out of the darkness, crashing into her, knocking her back.

She yelped at the pain of the blow and the shock of falling. A jolt of agony and blinding light as her head hit something hard.

Heavy boots pounded across the tile floor. Cold air washed over her. And then darkness.

Social Media Links for CB Clark:

Facebook: cbclarkauthor@facebook.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbclarkauthor

Blog: https://cbclarkauthor.wordpress.com

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15029617.C_B_Clark

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01BK61TQG

Buy Links: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZVR5LJ/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492377409&sr=1-17&keywords=Bitter+Legacy

The Wild Rose Press:

http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5061-bitter-legacy.html?search_query=Bitter+Legacy&results=1

Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bitter-legacy-c-b-clark/1126254341?ean=2940157509132

Kobi:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?Query=Bitter%20Legacy%20(C.%20B.%20Clark)&ac=1&acp=Bitter%20Legacy&ac.title=Bitter%20Legacy&ac.author=C.%20B.%20Clark

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bitter-legacy/id1231855938?mt=11

 

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In a Pirate’s Debt by Elva Martin Cobb

 

Travay Allston is fleeing Jamaica and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love, Sir Roger Poole. She is so desperate that she urges her horse over a cliff and into the ocean where she is saved from drowning by a pirate ship, the Blue Heron. Captain Lucas Bloodstone is a formidable man whose parents have been abducted by his enemies. The pirate captain having come face to face with his own sins, has experienced a conversion and has asked God to help him rescue his loved ones. From Travay’s first leap into the ocean, the plot twists and turns and keeps the reader reading pages to find out what will happen next. The book is the prequel to Mrs. Cobb’s first romance novel Summer of Deception.

As a Christian author, there is nothing graphic. Indeed, there is a good message as well as a riveting story.

Summer Reads for Kids!

Don’t let your kids fall behind over them summer. Give them some fun books that they will want to read. For elementary grades 2 – 6, try the chapter book The Underwear Tree at bit.ly/UNDERWEARTREE. Girls will especially like the books because it is about sisters and some adventures they have. It is LOL funny – the hilarious read aloud for the elementary crowd.

For K4 to 3rd grade, order Les Petits Gardes where the fire hydrants come to life because they’re painted by the school children. Click bit.ly/PetitGarde It is great for teaching fire safety and a bit of history.

Join a reading group or contest at your local library and keep reading light and fun this summer!

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Sale on Abbey’s Tale $2.99

Great reviews on Reading Alley, Goodreads, and Amazon, this historical romance will be on sale until May 24th. at bit.ly/AbbeysTale

Blurb

An immigrant from Ireland, Jeremy McKetcheon agrees to take the place of a wealthy New Englander drafted into the Civil War, Jeremy suffers a disfiguring injury when an enemy shell set his tent on fire and one side of his face is terribly burned. After the war, he becomes a reclusive lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast of Maine. He fears he will never find acceptance, inclusion, and love.

Abbey Morrison has been blind since birth, but she “sees” the world through the intricate carvings her father, who delivers mail and supplies, brings home from Lighthouse Island. She wonders about the artist who secrets himself away from others. She convinces her father to let her meet him. When they are caught in a raging storm, Jeremy sees their distress from the parapet and attempts to rescue them. What happens will change all their lives forever.

 

Excerpt:

Abbey could tell the day was dying, the sunlight ebbing. The air had grown chillier. Her fingers, nose, and toes were numb. She rubbed and moved and massaged them. How she dreaded another night among the boulders. Her stomach was so empty that it churned endless and cramped painfully.

She shook snow off her cape and curled up under it again. After a while, she slept.

She awoke to the howling of wolves. This time they were much closer. Her fingers wrapped around the club.

She heard growling and imagined their fierce teeth. She’d heard stories of wolves surrounding a big bull moose and bringing it down, tearing open its neck. The silver timber wolves were large brutes with little fear of humans. Abigail tensed remaining perfectly still as she heard and smelled their approach. A branch snapped. She jumped involuntarily.

I can’t spend another night here.

 

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Theirs is a true love story!

Big Sale on Hiding

The e-book version of Hiding is on sale at bit.ly/Daphnewin for $3.99 for two weeks until April 28th. This suspense thriller is set in Paris and won a Daphne du Maurier Award. The protagonist Teresa flees to the City of Light to escape and controlling, manipulative boyfriend and pursue a career as an artist. She has a degree in art and finds work in an art museum. As she also begins to paint eye-catching murals, her talent becomes apparent. But when one is featured in the newspaper, Alex learns where she is. Will she be able to escape his jealous rage? 

Author Signing April 30th

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Heading back to Mr. K’s in Greenville, SC on Sunday April 30, 2017 to sign books from 1:00 to 3:00. The manager there Brian Owens is really nice and encouraging. I usually think of women and children as the readers of my books, but when I was there in October, a young man came in with his girlfriend and bought a romance novel. He said, “I love them because they help me see how women think.” It was kind of cute.