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Author spotlight: Christine Meunier (link)

This author spotlight on Christine Meunier from Morgen Bailey’s blog focuses on an author who writes stories that focus on her passion for horses and/or her faith: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/author-spotlight-no-345-christine-meunier/

Excerpt: “When I was sixteen years of age I was told that horses were a phase I was going through and that I would grow out of it, once I discovered boys! This was the excuse my careers teacher used to tell me that I wasn’t allowed to go to a horse business for my necessary work experience.

I have since discovered boys and married a beautiful man, but the horse passion has not dissipated!”

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Author Spotlight: Carolyn Haley

Carolyn Haley is in the Author Spotlight on Morgen Bailey’s writing blog: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/author-spotlight-no-343-carolyn-haley/

Intersting look at a writer’s publishing history and the need for perseverence: “I needed to change the title (too many people don’t know what a Mobius strip is), change the cover (its sexual suggestiveness threw a vibe that was turning some readers away), and change the synopsis…”

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Interview with multi-genre author Carmen Reid

Here’s another helpful interview from Morgen Bailey’s blog; Carmen Reid discusses pseudonyms, publishing, research, reviews, and more: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/author-interview-no-693-with-multi-genre-novelist-carmen-reid/

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Champ – The Story of Survival’ by Fiona Ingram

Check out this guest post on Morgen Bailey’s blog:

“Fiona Ingram was inspired to document his story for several reasons. The first is to help raise funds for S.A.F.E. Rescue, the non-profit rescue site (in California) that took Champ in http://www.SAFEanimalrescue.com. The second is to raise awareness about animal abuse, and offer advice on the many ways people can help. …”

Link: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/guest-post-champ-the-story-of-survival-by-fiona-ingram/#comment-88688

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Author Amy L. Peterson interview (link)

I enjoyed this fun and helpful interview with Amy L. Peterson, author of Something Furry Underfoot and From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds and her photo and rhyme-filled books for children: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/author-interview-no-690-with-humorous-non-fiction-writer-amy-l-peterson/

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Author Spotlight: Helen Hollick (link)

From Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog:

Author Spotlight no.330 – Helen Hollick:

“Helen Hollick has been a published author of historical fiction for over twenty years, but recently took the courageous step to go “Indie” in the UK after a split with her (now ex) agent and her backlist being simultaneously dropped by William Heinemann.

‘Going alone,’ she says, ‘was a steep learning curve, and one that had some sharp corners and several huge potholes, but was probably the best thing I’ve ever done.'”

http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/author-spotlight-no-330-helen-hollick/

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Author spotlights (links)

Learn more about author Amy L. Peterson and her fun books at Author Spotlight: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/author-spotlight-no-297-amy-l-peterson/

I enjoyed her childrens’ photo books about pets, which include tips for their care. And From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds (with tips about being a stepmother) and Something Furry Underfoot (more pet tips) are fun too!

Note: My turn in the Author Spotlight was back in March: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/author-spotlight-no-183-joy-v-smith/

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To learn more about Joy V. Smith, the writer

Find out more about Joy V. Smith:

My Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Joy-V.-Smith/e/B002MBRZ8K/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1373152767&sr=1-2-ent

My Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/joyvsmith/

And here’s my author spotlight: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/author-spotlight-no-183-joy-v-smith

And my interview with The Western Online:
http://www.thewesternonline.com/interviewjoysmith.html

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Tips for promoting your book (link)

Here are eight tips for talking about your book from Build Book Buzz: http://buildbookbuzz.com/8-tips-for-talking-about-your-book/

Btw, one of the tips (#6) recommended having a landline for media interviews.

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Joy V. Smith in the spotlight

Here’s a link to Author Spotlight: Joy V. Smith: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/author-spotlight-no-183-joy-v-smith/

I got the chance to talk about my writing and stories.  Thanks, Morgen!  I’ll be posting links to my Pinterest boards later.  I only joined Pinterest a couple days ago; I spent a lot of time shrieking and begging for help, but I’ve got a few book covers and other things “pinned.”

 

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