Guest Posts (Page 2)

Posts by authors that are not Dylan Callens.

Creativity or Competition? by Therese Ayla Kravetz   Coming in first was everything as a kid.   On Easter, my little brother and I got a head start for the Easter egg hunt. We took off out the back door a full two minutes before our taller, faster brothers got a start. Heart pounding, I was desperate to find some eggs before my brothers breathed down on me.    Creativity was lower on the survival scale than competition, unless you were creative in sports. If a spark of creativity came through a well-timed volley in tennis or a home run to left fieldRead More →

The following is the entire conversation that I had with Vernita Simmons.  We hold very different religious beliefs.  It was quite interesting! Vernita, this is a surprising interview, to say the least.  We’re on opposite sides of the religious spectrum.  Your book, Capturing the Spirit of God’s Word with Vernita, is a thoughtful exposition of embracing God’s work.  My book, Operation Cosmic Teapot, is a satirical look at how God is ultimately powerless in this world.  How do you respond to people like me?Read More →

Do you feel, forgiveness should be mandatory regardless of the how horrible the maltreatment imposed on you by others? Would the world be better off if we all sought vengeance? To answer your first, question, what would it take me to gain faith, I think the answer is simple enough: solid evidence.  Or rather, I don’t think that I could have faith, per se, but rather I require something more firm.  Like a visit from the big guy.  Otherwise, to me, he is a cosmic teapot, which should be explained.  This is also a quick plug for my book, whichRead More →

Vernita, this is a surprising interview, to say the least.  We’re on opposite sides of the religious spectrum.  Your book, Capturing the Spirit of God’s Word with Vernita, is a thoughtful exposition of embracing God’s work.  My book, Operation Cosmic Teapot, is a satirical look at how God is ultimately powerless in this world.  How do you respond to people like me?Read More →

written by: Tia Mitsis   This time last year, I was browsing the books at a book fair, looking for some great bargains. I wasn’t particularly thinking about writing – my first book was coming out in March 2015. I was not thinking of writing something new. As I browsed the travel section, I picked up the books about Greece. It’s my heritage, so holds a special interest. I love to go there and love to see it written about in books. All the books were either travel guides or were fictional stories set in Greece as the writer orRead More →

Written by:  L.J. Andrews Hire an Editor. Please. In today’s writing world really anyone can publish a novel. Some people do it within hours. Fantastic. So for those who spent weeks, months, even years on their manuscripts how can  you distinguish yourselves above…well above all the slush to be blunt? The easiest way to stand out is to have a clean, error free manuscript. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but you have a neighbor who got an ‘A’ in high school English so you’re having them read your book. That’s super, and I encourage beta-readers, BUT the best investmentRead More →

With Alicia Hooper Aisha La Rosa is stained by history. Born to parents expelled from Libya after the 1969 Libyan coup d’état, her identification between conflicting national boundaries torments her in a Europe haunted by political violence.  Alicia Hooper has some experience traveling, and living in, the Middle East.  Tell us a little bit about those places. Read More →

Deanna Dee

Written by Deanna Dee I’d like to say I went indie for all the traditional reasons. I’ve read many author interviews of self-published authors, and one question that comes up a lot is “why indie?” Answers often have key elements in common—power over content, royalty rates, freedom with deadlines. I can’t say I’m too different. I like the royalty rates offered by self-publishing. The deadline freedom isn’t bad either, but I’d say that my biggest reason for going indie is having complete power over the content of my work.Read More →

Justin Bienvenue

Written by Justin Bienvenue Sometimes one of the many issues we run into as authors is to which genre does our book fall under? Yes in most cases it’s easy to distinguish a books place and where it should fall but sometimes that’s not soRead More →

Ben Wand

Written by Ben Wand  When I was wrapping up my book, Rocker’s Road, I found an amazing quote that seemed to sum up the theme: Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.Read More →