Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tanie de la Cantera by Suzy McCall

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 www.amazon.com Highly recommended reading.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Free Copy of Abbey's Tale

Chance to win a free copy of Abbey's Tale, historical romance set in Boston and Maine in 1869. A daring rescue at sea brings them together. A unique love keeps them together in spite of obstacles tearing them apart. 

Jeremy returns from the Civil War emotionally and physically scarred. He retreats from the world on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper and never expects to find love and acceptance.
Until he rescues a blind woman from drowning. Abbey can "see"
the hero in Jeremy that he cannot see himself.

Between now and July 20th, all new subscribers to www.kmcdermottauthor.wordpress.com will be entered in a drawing and one will be chosen to receive a signed paperback of the the novel.


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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Facebook Groups for Authors and Readers



One great way for authors to share marketing ideas is through Facebook groups. To find the exact locations on the wed just type the name of the group into Google. You may even decide that you want to start your own Facebook group in your own niche or genre.
Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction Readers
  2. Christian Fiction Gathering
  3. Thriller Books
  4. Authors and Book Lovers Discussion Group
  5. Historical Romance Addicts Too
  6. Omnivoracious
  7. My Kindle is Starving
  8. Marketing for Romance Writers             

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

E-book SALE until May 24th $2.99 at http:www.bit.ly/AbbeysTale

Abbey's Tale is a beautiful, poignant love story set in New England just after the Civil War. The hero, Jeremy McKetcheon is an Irish American who was scarred both physically and emotionally in the Civil War. He becomes a reclusive lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast of Maine. He never expects to find love and acceptance. The heroine, Abbey Morrison, is a beautiful blind woman who "sees" the world through the intricate driftwood carvings that Jeremy creates. She wants to meet the artist. When she and her father are cast into the sea during a storm, Jeremy sees them from the lighthouse and attempts to rescue them. What happens next, changes all of their lives forever.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just wanted to make by bit.ly links available.

Abbey's Tale debuted Nov. 2016 and is a sweet historical romance with a blind heroine and an emotionally and physically scarred Civil War veteran who was an Irish immigrant. After becoming a reclusive lighthouse keeper alone on an island with only his black Labrador retriever, Jeremy never expects to find love. But his intricate driftwood carvings make their way into the hands of Abbey who "sees" the world through his figurines. He saves Abbey from the sea, and she saves him from himself in this sweet love story. bit.ly/AbbeysTale



Hiding is a suspense thriller that the won the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter Daphne du Maurier Award. Set in romantic Paris, Teresa tries to escape an abusive boyfriend Alex Sinclair and establish a career as an artist.Slowly growing to trust a young Frenchman, Serge Gervais, she is establishing a new life until Alex arrives and drags her into the catacombs. Can Serge find her in time to prevent Alex's revenge? bit.ly/Daphnewin



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Facebook Groups for Romance Writers

As a writer it is essential to have support and advice from other writers. Check out the facebook groups below?

1. Marketing for Romance Writers
    A. https://www.bacebook.com/mfrworg/ and group email mfrwauthors@groups.facebook.com
    B, https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfwauthors/
3. Romance Novels Publicity and Book Club
4. Paranormal, Romance and Fantasy Books
5. Book Heaven


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Upcoming Writer Conferences!

One I especially enjoy is the Blue Ridge Writer's Contest in Black Mountain, NC
in May. Google Ridgecrest for more info.

Don't forget to visit www.lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com for a chance to win a free copy of Hiding, supsense romance that won a Daphne.
Please visit www.kmcdermottauthor.wordpress.com as well.

Monday, February 13, 2017

In celebration of Valentine's Day, met with author Julie Allen at the C of C Bookstore Sunday afternoon and watched the great parade of life on King St. second Sunday. Most people brought their dogs with them. We saw labra doddles, great danes, golden retrievers, corgis and many others. Everyone was in a great mood with the mild weather and springtime atmosphere. A great day for all!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine's Romance Novels Event - February 12, 2027







Three authors, all C of C graduates, will be hosting a Valentine's Women's Fiction and Romance Novels Event on February 12, 2017
as the College of Charleston Bookstore Extension on the corner of 
King and George Sts.  There will be refreshments, fun, and door prizes. Come and joing us!

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Story that will Warm Your Heart

A reclusive lighthouse keeper. A blind girl, A rescue at sea and everything changes. Abbey's Tale is the perfect read for a cold day with a hot cup of tea. It will warm your heart and renew you belief in the power of love. Jeremy is a light in her darkness. And everyone falls in love with Bailey, Jeremy's
black Labrador retriever with a heart of golf
Available as e-book or paperback at www.thewildrosepress.com  buff.ly/2hkeMT,