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Isabella's Quest for God by Risa Owens

Author: Risa Owens Title: Isabella's Quest for God Genre/Genres: Christian Fiction Synopsis: It was time for a new life, and Isabella Westmore was going far away to a place she had never known, leaving the only place she knew as home; leaving the only mother, she had ever known who raised her with love and devotion but now it was time for her to leave the orphanage for a life of her own. What would her future hold, would she find love? Would she find a family she didn't know she had? Would she find God amid trying to find herself? Life is funny how it has so many twists and turns as we must follow them to find what God has in store for us or we just might lose the gifts He has laid before us. Links: ISABELLA'S QUEST: FOR GOD: OWENS, RISA: 9798843010201: Books

Patricia Antone interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: Hi, I'm Patricia Antone, the Author who Dreams in Print. I write Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, and Contemporary Romance. I am a wife and mom of two, who rediscovered writing during the early years of empty nest. When did your love of books begin? My love of books began when I was introduced to a library in my elementary school years. When I was old enough to take the bus to the public library, it was like winning the lottery. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? Becoming an author was an accident. With my kids heading off to college, I had time to explore old hobbies. Creative writing was something I've always enjoyed but set aside due to not enough time in the day. My husband as a gift, enrolled me in an adult learning course on writing and self-publishing . The instructor, a published author herself, introduced me to her writers' group. I joined and never left. How have you found the process for becomin

Joshua Bangera-Young interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW When did your love of books begin? I grew up in a house full of books. My father had these giant floor-to-ceiling bookcases in his office, filled with everything from Greek Mythology to Stephen King. When he wasn't home, I would sneak into his office and pick books off the shelves and read all afternoon. When I got older, my first job was at the local library, sorting and organizing collections, stocking shelves, making displays, etc. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? In middle school. In fact, in my 8th grade yearbook, under the question 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' I put one word: Novelist. I wasn't that focused in school. In all of my classes, I would pretend to take notes and do my homework, but really I was writing short stories, poems, and longer narratives in my notebooks. How have you found the process for becoming an author? It is lonely, frustrating, and boring. But I love it. Some days the words are easy a

Cadence Marshall interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: My name is Cadence Marshall.  I am a full-time author and screenwriter.  I work in several different genres when writing, my main one as of right now is romance.  I am married to my husband of 4 years and have 3 dogs (shy, shilo, and Dakota) and four sugar gliders (Freya, Fenrir, Luna, and Loki). When did your love of books begin? Probably around the age of 10 or 11 is when I really started reading a lot more than gaming. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? I think I started to want to be an author was around 23 or 24 years of age. How have you found the process for becoming an author? It’s had its moments but in the long run I enjoy every minute of it. What would you say to those wanting to become an author? Work for and don’t make any excuses.  Like anything you want to do you need to work for it. Tell us about your book/books: A lot of my books recently have been romance novels but my series is a fantasy that consists of a

D.S. Marquis interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: Hello there, I’m D.S. Marquis, accidental debut author.  I’m honored to be featured on your  Feed my Reads Blog !  I’m a coffee drinker and a dog mom. I’m a proud parent of a sax player and an attorney. I recently wrote my first short script,  Holiday Hitchhiker.  It’s an adaptation of a scene from my book,  Of School and Women  – (second edition coming soon). Writing a script was easier than I thought it would be.  I even surprised myself when I submitted the script to a competition. Anyway, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your blog. When did your love of books begin? I fell in love with a book called Rabbit, and Skunk and Spooks. I must have been five or six. This was the first book I read all by myself. In my grandmother’s kitchen I read that paperback over and over and over. It was a Halloween book. I was proud of the sound of my voice reading aloud. My grandmother and my mother were proud.  Learning to read is a milestone a

Book interview - How to Get Me Up in the Morning by Nolcha Fox

Please tell us a little about the book "How to Get Me Up in the Morning" is a collaboration of poetry and photography with my dearest long-time friends, Jill and Scott Kalter. It is my third chapbook, but the first that incorporates writing and art. Where did the inspiration come from for your book? I wanted to collect all the poems I had written since my second book, "The Big Unda," which was published by Alien Buddha Press a couple of months ago. It was originally a larger book, all poetry. I mentioned the book to Jill, and our conversation turned into a collaboration. I halved the number of poems and sent the manuscript to her. She provided several choices for each poem, and I selected the photos I liked best. How did you find the experience of writing this book? I enjoyed writing each individual poem, and working with Jill to pair each one with a photo was great fun. Did you draw any inspiration from any real life people with any of your characters? Many of th

Nolcha Fox interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: I've written ever since I could get my grubby little hands on anything that would leave a mark on walls, notebooks, page margins, and journals. But I never thought I called myself a writer until I fell into a job as a technical writer. Getting paid made it real. I wrote creatively on and off, but never seriously until I retired. When did your love of books begin? My mother has always been an avid reader. I think I was born with words baked into my body. Reading was as much a part of me as writing. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? It didn't occur to me that I could actually pull off a book until just before my first chapbook was published. It wasn't a wish so much as the realization that I had enough poems to submit a chapbook. I get individual poems published regularly, but that's not quite the same. How have you found the process for becoming an author? It's been a process of happy stumbles. What wo

Book Review - Raven's Gate (Book one of The Power of Five series) by Anthony Horowitz

Book -  Raven's Gate (Book one of The Power of Five series) Author -  Anthony Horowitz Rating -  Review: Myths and legends often have name changes over the years and there are small changes to what people believe to be true but at the base of things there is a truth that remains.  When Matt is involved in a crime that leads to him being sent to stay in the middle of nowhere to learn about himself and how to tow the line but when Matt learns more about himself than could ever be imagined will he be able to unlock the mysteries and survive the people and the events that could lead to his demise? This book is a superbly written start to a 5 book series and thankfully doesn't use this as a simple spring board into the story to come but instead offers up a fantastic story that draws the reader in and leaves them wanting more.  This is a highly recommended book!

Lacey Gordon interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: Hello, my name is Lacey Gordon and I am known as Crazdwriter by many. My author's name is Lacey Crazd Gordon. I am a mother of two beautiful little girls, a mother to four sweet angel babies, a wife to an amazing husband who was medically retired from the Navy in 2021, a blogger, an author for Reading Gate Company (an ESL Korean publisher), and a published author as of this month. I was born and raised in California, where I went to school until I graduated from Cal State University San Marcos with my BA in Liberal Studies and Arts in 2007. After that, I moved to live with my fiancée at the time, Ryan, on Oahu, HI, where we married. We will be celebrating our 15 th year wedding anniversary on September 22, 2022, and the launch of my new book, Pahulu Hale- Haunted House. This is my very first published book. I am still waiting for the children's books I wrote for Reading Gate to be approved and published, but I love working with Reading G

Joe Gergen interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: Well, as an introvert I find talking about myself to be a terrible thing, which is why I cheat by starting out an introduction with that. Also makes me horrific at marketing. But I’ve always been a creative, which I explain to people is mostly about providing myself with cheap therapy. But besides writing I’ve worked with painting, woodworking and music (I was definitely not a good musician but it helped me grow). When did your love of books begin? I think my fascination with books began when I discovered Lewis Carrol and Edward Lear. I loved the art of nonsense and silliness. I liked how the stories were so absurd you could use your own imagination to make them mean almost anything or make them even more silly. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? If I make a distinction between writing and wanting to be an author (getting published), I really didn’t think about writing anything with an eye toward publishing until a couple ye

Kim Campbell interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: My name is Kim Campbell, and I'm terrible with introductions. I'm socially awkward, yet somehow managed to marry an amazing guy and have two children. I have a tendency to be blunt and honest which has a lot to do with growing up in New Jersey. The Jersey attitude you might have heard of... it's really just a bunch of people who happen to be blunt. I won't vouch for all New Jersians being honest, because they aren't. So far I've written 2 novels, I have two more in progress, and I've submitted to a few magazines this year. I love fantasy because it's a great escape from reality. Sometimes the real world is too harsh and stressful. There is nothing like escaping into a made up world to free oneself from real world stress. When did your love of books begin? It started in preschool, took a 10 year hiatus, and started back up again at age 18 when I was in college. The hiatus was an argument between my mother and I abou

Connor Van Bussel interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW When did your love of books begin? I've always read since I was little. I have vivid memories of having all the Discworld novels in my family bookshelf, but being too young to read them. So I used to look at all the art and make up stories about them.  When did you start to have the wish to become an author? Same as before really, I've always wanted to be an author. I remember trying to write an epic fantasy novel when I was around 7 years old, but it had a a suspiciously close plot to the Hobbit. Although I did add vampires also. Hobbit + vampires = best seller, right?  How have you found the process for becoming an author? Well in all honesty I don't yet consider myself an author. I would say I'm more of a writer at the moment, who will hopefully become an author once I have people wanting to read my books/stories.  The process of becoming a better writer has been as difficult as it is fun. I've been working on learning to write novels seriously f