In sunny California, JOHN BRANTINGHAM (“Mann of War”) and MARTA CHAUSEE (Murder's Last Resort) debuted their novels at the new San Gabriel Literary Festival.
Both report the weather was cold, not the relief Susan was hoping for when she left Chicago behind. Both say they are looking forward to attending (and selling!) at the LA Times Festival of Books in late April.
You can read a terrific article on the festival by Rebecca Dahlke with quotes from Terry. She also gives helpful hints to make your conference experience worthwhile.
Terry Ambrose also was at Great Oak High School in Temecula, CA, on to give a presentation titled, "The Importance of Character." The presentation was an interactive discussion with students to generate an understanding of how characters drive a story and how lessons learned from fictional characters can be related to everyday real-life issues.
JOHN BRANTINGHAM, ( “Mann of War”) and TERRY AMBROSE (“License To Lie”) were both featured over at Venture Galleries:
The trailer for LORNA COLLINS' “Ghost Writer” is now on Book Town: http://booktown.ning.com/video/ghost-writer?xg_source=msg_appr_video
Rabbi ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” received a good write-up in the Burlington County Times (NJ) from feature writer Sally Friedman about Passover preparations and Ilene's books.
Jacquidon Carroll, protag of DENISE WEEKS' “Nice Work,” gives a nice interview over at http://notesfromme.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/jacquidon-carroll/
BLOG CORRALJOHN BRANTINGHAM reads his poetry and vlogs on “How To Write a Sonnet” over at http://www.johnbrantingham.blogspot.com
John's book “The Gift of From: A Pocket Guide to Formal Poetry” is one of Oak Tree's new Small Books Collection. It can be ordered thru Amazon or Oak Tree.
JIM CALLAN, author of “A Ton of Gold,” has a guest blog up on Jennifer Harlow's Ink Spot on the naming of characters.
Have you ever lost track of a family member or friend, only to find them again years later? Read about how Facebook helped LORNA COLLINS reunite with long-lost cousins.
JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” hosts Miami writer Madelyn Lorber, author of “The Eyes Have It,” a remarkable paranormal, multi-ethnic P.I. novel. Drop by and learn what "The Joy of Story" means to Madelyn: http://johnmdaniel.blogspot.com/
SUNNY FRAZIER gave a bleak outlook on human anatomy in the future in “Darwinism 101” at Buried Under Books: http://cncbooksblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/darwinism-101/
MARJA MCGRAW has Patricia Gligor as her guest discussing a Best Of list and promoting small press authors. http://blog.marjamcgraw.com/
MARILYN MEREDITH continues her blog hop at these sites:
On how hard a blog tour can be including some of the problems. http://makeminemystery.blogspot.com/
What bugs her on this stop on my tour
A new and wonderful review of Dangerous Impulses at
A visit with Earl Staggs:
What do bookstore visits and hurricanes have in common?
Making sure her characters aren't too good to be true: