Spotlight On Jay Wilburn #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jay Wilburn

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve made the mistake of writing in a wide range of genre instead of establishing an identity. As a result, I’ve made contact with a number of people that are smarter and more successful than me with genre circles, publishing, and such. I’m also not entirely sure that this is not some elaborate intervention that is being staged to talk me out of being a full-time writer and focusing on a respectable day job that adults are supposed to have. I guess I have a thing or two to offer as a guest, but I sure have a lot to learn. Imaginarium seems to be shaping up to be uniquely set for providing great content regarding creative writing, the process, and the life.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is Zombies Believe In You with Hazardous Press.

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Quick description of it.

Zombies Believe In You is a collection of zombie novellas and longer “short” stories. Some of them explore fantasy worlds and distant time periods like zombies.

 

Something unique about it.

I think adding zombie grit to high fantasy is something a little different. One story focuses on economics through the apocalypse. Another novella and short story combination tell the same events from two perspectives creating entirely different meaning from the same timeline. There is a story set so far into the future that the origin of the zombies has become legend on a Biblical/religious scale. There are elements of classic romance in one story. It is either brilliant or a mess as all zombie fiction should be.

 

Links for people to buy it.

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http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Believe-You-Jay-Wilburn-ebook/dp/B00LM9CIVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406654695&sr=8-1&keywords=zombies+believe+in+you

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Believe-In-You-Collection/dp/061595460X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406654695&sr=8-2&keywords=zombies+believe+in+you

 

 

Your promo links.

http://jaywilburn.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Jay-Wilburn/e/B00BGVWV2M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406654873&sr=8-1

 

Your short Bio.

Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in the coastal swamps of South Carolina. He left teaching after sixteen years to care for the health needs of his younger son and to pursue a dream of full-time writing. Both his family and his writing are going well. He has work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5, Zombies: More Recent Dead with Prime Books, and in Fat Zombie with Permuted Press. His novels include Loose Ends and Time Eaters. In addition to Zombies Believe in You, Jay has a shared anthology with T Fox Dunham with original artwork by Amy Rims called Dragonfly and the Siren. That trio is teaming up again for another work coming soon. Follow Jay’s many dark thoughts at JayWilburn.com and @AmongTheZombies on Twitter.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

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Guest Post: Crymsyn Hart


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A Grim Reaper’s Rant

“Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.”

Oh hello. I’m Kerstin Palmer. (Don’t worry. I swear those of you reading this are not going to die. Yet. I am a grim reaper after all so collecting souls is my job.)

Sorry, I got swept up in the drama of The Princess Bride. It’s one of my favorite movies. I know. It’s a guilty pleasure, but even a grim reaper has to have them. Besides reading, I do get some time to watch a movie now and them. I mean I haven’t been dead that long that I don’t enjoy a good flick. Believe me, it wasn’t my idea of dying and then being resurrected, again, as a grim reaper. I was happy being a psychic and doing readings out of my house and the occasional house clearance. When I was human, I had come across a few dark spirits and there were a couple of incidents with a demon. But we’re not going to talk about that. I dealt with enough with demons in my past, and well now, even they fear death.

So yes, I hijacked the computer away from Crymsyn. She’s a little bogged down at the moment editing something to do with space yetis from what I can understand. I can’t say that I’ve come across such creatures before, but there are many dimensions, universes, and worlds that I have not gotten a chance to visit yet. It’s nice to see the world this way and other versions of it as well. Most people thing reapers are evil, but we aren’t. We only facilitate the natural order of things. We are not minions of the devil people. So we dress in black and look like skeletons, but that is only to some people. Underneath the black robe, we are people too, or were. We carry scythes because on occasion there are beings and entities we come across that challenge us and we do have to protect ourselves. But we’re not slashing souls or people into shreds. We don’t like to bring violence. At heart we are neutral, neither good nor evil. We walk souls to their destination and once they pass through into their destination, then they go to wherever it is they are supposed to go. I don’t make the decision if they go to heaven or hell.

Sometimes, the archetypes that society has lumped us into they really get to me. You don’t know how hard it is sometimes to break out of the stereotype and show people that we are really angels underneath all the robes. Some of my comrades were created just for the purpose of collecting souls. And others, are people who were elevated into the position because there is always going to be death.

Me, well I’m a little unique. If you’ve read my story in Death’s Dance then you’ll know all about that. So I won’t bore you about that.  Time to get off my soapbox and back to my movie. I only have a little bit more time before my list fills up again and then I’m collecting souls. But, I’m not coming after you.

At least not yet.

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Death’s Dance Blurb:

Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.

Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.

From there things went from bad to worse.

 

Death’s Dance Buy Links:

Amazon            Barnes & Noble           Kobo

 

Bio:

Crymsyn is a National Bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.

 

To find out more about Crymsyn:

 

Website: http://www.ravynhart.com

Twitter: @crymsynhart

Blog: http://www.crymsynhart.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crymsynhart

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crymsyn-Hart/e/B002BMJ1Z0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1405515745&sr=8-1

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Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8JOJAY

Print Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Crymsyn-Hart/dp/1941706134

Spotlight On Lee Martindale #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Lee Martindale

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

            I was a writer guest on Steve Zimmer’s Literary Track at FandomFest for three years, and consider him one of the best track-runners in the business. When Imaginarium began as a gleam in his eye, I couldn’t NOT be involved. Hence my serving as the inauguural Imaginarium’s ToastMistress.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

            Bard’s Road: The Collected Fiction of Lee Martindale. Primarily fantasy.

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Quick description of it.

            Twenty-nine stories from nearly twenty-five years of slinging short genre fiction for a living. Includes hard-to-find reprints and four never-before-published works.

 

Something unique about it.

            Includes all stories-to-date from my Copperwood Bard and Trade Town universe. And one story has made grown SCA-fighter types cry.

 

Links for people to buy it.

            http://www.HarpHaven.net/BARDSROADPAGE.htm

            http://www.amazon.com

            Ebooks for Kindle & Nook should be available soon.

 

Your promo links.

            http://www.HarpHaven.net

            http://lee-martindale.livejournal.com

 

Your short Bio.

            Writer, editor, publisher, and Imaginarium’s first ToastMistress Lee Martindale made her first fiction sale at the age of 42 and hasn’t stopped since. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including those edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Roby James, Janet Dever-Pack & Martin Greenberg, and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.  She’s also edited two anthologies of original genre fiction, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, and The Ladies of Trade Town.

            When not slinging fiction, Lee is a Named Bard, a veteran human rights activist, a Lifetime Active Member of SFWA (where she’s serving her second term on the Board of Directors), a fencing member of the SFWA Musketeers, a member of the SCA, and a popular guest at science fiction conventions all over the country

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Leslea Tash #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Leslea Tash / Red Tash

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I guess I’m a joiner, because I saw a bunch of friends were going and I applied.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The Rancher Takes a Wife, Montana Brides #1. Historical Western Romance.

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Quick description of it.

This is a sweet story you don’t have to be embarrassed to read in front of your grandmother. I’ve written a lot of horror, fantasy, and R-rated books, and I wanted to try my hand at something more PG-rated.

 

Something unique about it.

The Rancher Takes a Wife is a historical Western set in the aftermath of the Stock Market crash, aka Black Friday. Rather than recycle the tired old Mail Order Bride trope, I twisted the genre to tell the tale of a young woman who effectively goes back in time by traveling from New York City to barely-tamed rural Montana, a place where almost no one has a telephone, folks keep chickens in their yards, and the one room schoolhouse is cutting edge for hosting Native American as well as Caucasian students. A lot of research went into this book, but so far readers mostly love Carl, the eponymous rancher, and Chastity, the schoolmarm who becomes the unwitting target of Carl’s devious little sister. Best I can tell, though, it is fairly unique for the historical western romance genre in many ways.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Right now it’s exclusive to Amazon, but it will be available on Nook, iTunes, and Kobo in a few weeks: http:// ow.ly/wpnwX

 

Your promo links.

http://LesleaTash.com

http://facebook.com/LesleaTash

http://twitter.com/LesleaTash

http://RedTash.com

http://facebook.com/RedTashBooks

http://twitter.com/RedTashBooks

 

Your short Bio.

Leslea Tash is a professional writer published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and websites for over a decade. In 2014 she launched two romance series: one contemporary, and one historical.

To read her acclaimed dark fantasy, horror, and comic books, look for “Red Tash” on the ebook retailer of your choice.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Tammy Jo Eckhart #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: TammyJo Eckhart

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

            I met Stephen through several science fiction conventions.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

            Book three of the “Beyond the Soften of His Fur” trilogy.

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            Genre is a very interesting question because I “don’t do genre well” meaning that I’m more of a cross-genre sort of author.  It can be found under “erotica,” “romance,” “furry,” and “science fiction”.

 

Quick description of it.

            BSHF is a science fiction tale of scientific potential, economic enslavement, and how water impacts global stability, but primarily it is about how love and fear drive one family to fight for their freedom.

 

Something unique about it.

            I think the coupling of erotic scenes with honest assessments of power throughout society with a focus on the personal changes of the character is not what most people expect if they think “romance” or “erotica” or “furry.”  I don’t like to do what is expected, my goal is to tell the story regardless of what that takes.

 

Links for people to buy it.

            Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Softness-His-Fur-Vol-ebook/dp/B00LMBW73O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406654411&sr=1-3&keywords=Beyond+the+Softness+of+His+Fur

 

            Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455886

            All Romance Books: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-beyondthesoftnessofhisfurvolume3-1563305-354.html

 

Your promo links.

            You can find the start of the first chapter at the publisher here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=5480

            You can also find the first chapter of book 2 here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=4100

 

Your short Bio.

            Several small presses have published TammyJo Eckhart’s fiction and non-fiction since 1996.  A skilled storyteller, TammyJo enjoys reading her fiction to live audience so she is happy to travel in her region to perform readings, sell/sign books, and lead workshops and discussions on various subjects. TammyJo earned her PhD in ancient history with minors in women’s history and folklore in November 2007 from Indiana University, and uses both her scholarly knowledge and twelve years teaching experience in her work.  She is the proud and very busy founder of The Chocolate Cult as well as an active book reviewer and RPGer.  She lives in Indiana with her husband and secondary partner who inspired the BSHF Trilogy.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Pre-Order Fading Hope at Sale Price!


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Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound

It’s the end of the world and we are not feeling fine.

What happens when you ask seven of the most notorious writers in apocalyptic fiction to craft stories where a happily ever after doesn’t exist?

You get Fading Hope.

Bleak landscapes, fading faith, the loss of humanity and the struggle to simply make it to the end of the day, are just some of the elements that come together within this boundary-pushing anthology.

Dive into a world of hopelessness as rendered by award-winning authors like: Rebecca Besser, Eli Constant, Morgan Garcia, Thea Gregory, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamila, and Jack Wallen

The sale price will only last for 48 hours after the book’s release,

so why not order your copy now to ensure you take advantage of the sale price?

Pre-order your ecopy of Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound now!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS2FWEM

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 7 – Guignard And Adair


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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 7 – Guignard And Adair

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This week’s podcast has two authors I haven’t had too much interaction with but have heard great things from both and wanted to get to know them better… they’re also both having fine years in the business and I wanted some of that magic to rub off on me, too…

Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles.

His stories and articles may be found in the disreputable publications reserved for back alley bazaars. As an editor, Eric’s produced the anthologies, “Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations” and “After Death…”, the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award®. Read his novella, “Baggage of Eternal Night” (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award), and watch for many more forthcoming books, including “Chestnut ‘Bo” (TBP 2015).

Outside of the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric’s a technical writer and college professor…

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Spotlight On J.H. Glaze #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: J.H. Glaze

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I have been a guest author at Fandom Fest for 2 years where I met Stephen.

 

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Night of the Living Inflatable Love Dolls – Horror

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Quick description of it.

From a ruptured, spurting vein of the cult zombie classics you love, comes a story that takes the genre in an entirely twisted new direction.

When a trucking accident causes a top secret chemical weapon to spill over a load of adult novelty toys, all hell breaks loose outside a sleepy rural town. Now, as the terror spreads through the countryside, the sheriff and townsfolk must decide whether to fight the oncoming horde of killer sex toys or call in the military for assistance.

Lock up the kids, bring in the dogs, turn down the lights, and prepare for a new brand of horror unlike anything you have yet experienced.

 

Something unique about it.

An entirely new type of zombie menace – blow up love dolls, and other sex toys.

Though with this type of villain, there is no sex in the book at all.

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Living-Inflatable-Love-Dolls-ebook/dp/B00K0N30TK/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406655397&sr=1-6&keywords=jh+glaze

 

Your promo links.

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.glaze.94

https://twitter.com/Themostcoolone

 

Your short Bio.

Living in the heart of the South, J.H. Glaze spins tales that will grab you by the throat and not let you go until the last page. If you are a fan of Horror, Thrillers, Action, and like the occasional dash of Humor in the mix, Glaze is the author who should be on your reading short list. His stories are packed with punch and wit, and when you meet him at a Horror/SciFi/Fantasy convention, he will dare you to pick one up, read a few paragraphs and try to stop reading – if you can.

With multiple titles under his belt, Glaze has established a solid reputation as a writer. When his characters aren’t screaming, their cool and natural dialog will draw you into their world and set you up for some of the most unique plot twists you have ever encountered.

Step into the vortex of the writings of J.H. Glaze. When you reach the final page of each of his stories, you will find yourself shaking your fist at the sky and screaming what most everyone who reads him does, “I WANT MORE!”

Glaze draws inspiration for his tales from the adventurous life he has lived and the unusual people he has met along the way. He was born and raised in Niles, Ohio, but currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Susan, three dogs and a parrot who bites him whenever it gets the chance.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Meet Our Sponsor: Charon Coin Press


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Beginning with our third episode, Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast will have an actual sponsor. And one I’m proud to be associated with. I look for this to be a long and positive bonding of our two brands!

Arm Casters (I just made that up)… please welcome Charon Coin Press!

Charon, the mythical ferryman of the river Styx, pay him your coin and he would take you across the river to the underworld. Seems only fitting to name a press that will take readers on journeys through new worlds, horrifying minds, trips through the dark side, after such a creature. Charon Coin Press is a publisher of speculative fiction- a term encompassing a variety of genres from fantasy to horror, science fiction to supernatural stories, superheroes to apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic fiction, even historical fiction. What matters to us is a good story. Our vision became clear, becoming a mission-to…

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Spotlight On Tiffini Johnson #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tiffini Johnson

How did I get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

 I was invited by a fellow writer and Stephen Zimmer.

Latest Book & Genre   

“Dance For Me,” Drama

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Quick Description:  

It is a book about child sex trafficking.  Maelea is a young girl in Camodia, living with her parents and sister. When her younger sister becomes sick with dengue fever, Maelea is sold to a brothel.   The next two years detail horrific torture and sexual abuse before one horrifying act of terror acts as a saving grace.

Something Unique About It:  

It is written in first person by a young girl who is currently experiencing sexual, physical and mental abuse as a result of child sex trafficking.

Links to Buy:  

Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Promo Links:

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Short Bio:  

Tiffini Johnson is an internationally award winning author who first began writing when she was only 8 years old!   Today, she lives in Nashville, TN with her two young daughters.  She is a social advocate for children in need and has been recognized for her work with abused teens.  Two of her books are required reading in schools across the nation.    She has 8 books published, including the critically acclaimed  “Broken” and “The Character.”   The best part of her bio is that she is now living happily ever after!

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Amy McCorkle #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Amy McCorkle

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve known Stephen for three or four years now and when he explained his vision for a literary convention with a film festival attached I thought this could be something really special and jumped right on board.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Blackout: An Aurora Black Novel, it’s noir meets paranormal as in psychic capabilities.

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Quick description of it.

A young woman is found alive in a sealed box dead bodies. An undercover spy for the government finds her and spirits her to safety. Over time he becomes her mentor. Tormented by visions of his death Aurora must come to grips with her supernatural gift in order to have a chance at saving him.

 

Something unique about it.

It’s not a romance.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Aurora-Black-Greta-Gunselman-ebook/dp/B00JUD6RKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406651442&sr=8-1&keywords=Blackout+and+aurora+black+novel

http://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Aurora-Black-Series-Volume/dp/1497527287/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406651442&sr=8-2&keywords=Blackout+and+aurora+black+novel

 

Your promo links.

https://www.facebook.com/AnAuroraBlackNovel

http://twitter.com/kate_lynd

http://letters-todaniel.blogspot.com

  

Your short Bio.

Born and raised in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky Amy writes as Kate Lynd and currently has eight Amazon Bestsellers, 13 books out, 4 more coming this year, and a documentary Letters to Daniel has just been accepted into its third film festival. She loves hearing from her readers you can contact her at amyleigh07@live.com.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Spotlight on Tony Acree #Imaginarium


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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tony Acree

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I follow Stephen Zimmer around and try to bask in whatever glory he allows to fall by the wayside.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is the supernatural thriller, The Watchers.

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Quick description of it.

Sequel to my bestseller, The Hand of God, part of the Victor McCain bounty hunter series. Picture Die Hard meets Stephen King. Vic and the rest of the Scooby-gang battle an ancient evil, buried during the dawn of man, now trying to recapture their place of dominance over the world. 

 

Something unique about it.

I offer a different take on the Watchers, mentioned in the book of Enoch. Add in radical militias, the mob and dash of romance and you get a fast thrill ride.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Tony-Acree/e/B00AY87YE8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

Your promo links.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTonyAcree?ref_type=bookmark

Twitter: @Tonyacree

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/6897283.Tony_Acree

 

Your short Bio.

Amazon bestselling author, Tony Acree, likes putting characters in situations they think they will never survive, and find out if they’re right. He lives near Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, twin daughters, two female dogs, a female cat, and says the way the goldfish looks at him, he’s sure she’s female, too.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 6 – de Golia and SanGiovanni


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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 6 – Jack de Golia and Mary SanGiovanni

Originally posted on Arm Cast Podcast:

This week’s podcast has two firsts in the short life of Arm Cast Podcast: our first narrator and our first female horror author. And both of them are great additions and made for great interviews. I hope you’ll agree… 

 Jack de Golia, “The Voice of Character,” grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a 5th-generation Californian. But, after getting his drama degree from UC Davis, Jack headed east– into the West. He had 35-year career as a federal fire-fighter, park ranger, and public affairs officer. These jobs took him to national park units like Capitol Reef, Lava Beds, Craters of the Moon, and Yellowstone. He worked as a public affairs officer for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona and later for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana. He also was a fire information officer on many fires, all over the country, in his federal career.

Along the way…

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Seven Questions with Armand Rosamilia


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Jake Elliot interviews Armand Rosamilia #dyingdays

Originally posted on Jake Elliot Fiction:

Today’s guest is Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days series. I had the pleasure to meet Armand at the 2014 World Horror Convention. We’ve also shared pages in Angelic Knight’s Horror/Erotica/Spoof, Fifty Shades of Decay.  Enjoy some words with this fantastic author; Armand has survived zombie apocalypses and my seven deadly questions.

 

I own a shirt just like the one Armand wears.

I own a shirt just like the one Armand wears.

Hi Armand and welcome.

 

1) Please tell us a little bit about you.

I was born in New Jersey. I’m a Scorpio. I hate long walks on the beach. I have a fondness for M&M’s and big butts. I cannot lie. (I lie all the time, just not about big butt liking). I once ate 37 White Castle cheeseburgers in their parking lot in 90 minutes and I wasn’t even drinking.

2) Tell us a little about the Dying Day’s series, didn’t…

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Day 4 – MandoWriMo


I’ve just completed the first four days of my August 60k in 30 days goal. Yeah, I know how many days August has. 62k in 31 days doesn’t sound right, though. It gives me a day to rest…

Anyway, I’ve listed the 7 projects to complete on my dry erase board for the month and so far so good… I should be 8k into the writing and I’m already breaking 10k in the four days. Not too shabby, especially when you consider I lost all of Saturday to a birthday party and then watching a 10 Things You Didn’t Know About… marathon starring Henry Rollins. Still love this guy. 

But I feel really good. I’ve been jumping from project to project and knocking down the words needed each day. A couple of the shorter ones will be done in the next day or so, and then I can work more on the longer pieces. I’m writing in whichever one I want, and not adding anything else to the pile right now. 

I’ll keep you posted… and keep myself writing. 

Armand

Guest Post: Russell R. James


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Black Magic

When I moved to Florida, people said “Aren’t you afraid of hurricanes?” I laughed. What were the odds?

In 2005, I got my hurricane. Actually, I got three. This triumvirate of terror ruined the entire summer for the state. All three hit my house. Hard.

A hurricane is an exercise in fear. Weather hits all the extremes; high wind, blinding rain, hail, tornadoes, waterspouts, floods. You always think your home is your literal castle, a concrete block fortress against animals, insects and the elements, the place to go to be safe. A hurricane tests those assumptions. At some point the awful realization hits: all that stands between you and the howling hell outside is a thin pane of glass. One flying branch shatters it, and inside becomes outside in seconds.

Just like you know the character in the hockey mask always kills again, you know the power to house is going to go out. You ride out the storm, watching the hurricane track on the TV news, just waiting for the inevitable blip of the screen and the plunging of the house into darkness. The arrival of that inevitable darkness is almost a relief.

Then the next clock starts running. How long will food in the refrigerator last? How much canned food have we got? Did we buy enough bottled water? You worry that the candles will burn down the house.

While the backyard fills with water, you realize that you are utterly powerless. You can’t muscle the storm away, you can’t reason with it. For the hours or days it thrashes your home, you are at its mercy.

In BLACK MAGIC, my May release from Samhain, a sorcerer calls forth a hurricane to level South Florida. The citizens of Citrus Glade go through hell to survive the storm. I’ve been told that the storm sections are harrowing. For this novel, I used that basic bit of writer’s advice: “Write what you know.” Buy yourself a copy and experience a hurricane the best way possible, vicariously.

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In this magic shop the magic is real. And the trick is on you.

Citrus Glade is a dying town that needs new businesses, but the one that just opened is doing much more harm than good. Stranger Lyle Miller’s magic shop seems to only stock what its select customers desire. When four outcast boys buy common party tricks, only Lyle knows what those tricks can really do. As subtle changes occur around town, a few residents realize that something is amiss…and getting worse. But it may already be too late. Lyle’s black magic has empowered more townspeople to help him execute his Grand Adventure, a plan that will reduce the town, and half the state, to rubble.

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Russell R. James was raised on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and The Twilight Zone, despite his parents’ warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn’t make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida. 

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written the paranormal thrillers Dark Inspiration, Sacrifice, Black Magic and Dark Vengeance. He has two short story collections, Tales from Beyond and Deeper into Darkness. His next novel, Dreamwalker, releases in 2015.

His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says “There is something seriously wrong with you.” 

What I learned while editing a short story anthology


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I’m lucky enough to be in this anthology! Great editor!

Originally posted on SIMON DEWAR:

As I send the Suspended in Dusk anthology off to James Roy Daley at Books of the Dead Press for publication, I think now is probably the right time to look back on the experience and see what lessons I learned. So I guess this post is as much for my benefit as it is for all you guys and gals.   I think, ultimatley, these piece of advice are values based and really translate to anything in life.. or at least to writing and publishing generally. Editing a short story anthology was a truly educational experience for me and here is what I learnt.

1.  Aim High

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When I started this project, originally with my dear friend Nerine Dorman, I thought I’d see whether I could get a favourite author of  Nerine’s (Angela Slatter) to submit a reprint story.  I contacted Angela and told her about the project, told her…

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August Is MandoWriMo – Catchy, Right?


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I’ve been having loads of fun these past months, going to horror conventions and running the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour right after doing Authors Supporting Our Troops, and doing a month of promotion for my latest release, Dying Days 4… but now it’s time to get serious again… the actual goal each day, each week and each month is to write. Right?

I have quite a few projects I’m working on right now (I’ll list them below so you get an idea of the crunch) and need to get back on track. To that end, I’ve decided to unofficially do an August NaNoWriMo of 50k in the month, although mine will be 60k and I must do it. No excuses. No days off and hitting 10k a week and being done with it. I need a true 14k a week, 60k in 31 days month. If I have to do a 24 Hour Writing Marathon to catch up or get ahead, so be it. I call it MandoWriMo. Because I have an ego, I guess…  the extra day gives me only one shot to slack, too. 

To this end I’m not going to be on Facebook much, except to promote other authors with guest posts on my page (but those are sent to me pretty much completed, so no big deal) and do some basic promotion to keep me out there. If all goes according to plan, I should have a couple of anthologies I’m in to promote as well such as the first two State of Horror ones from Charon Coin Press, so looking forward to that. 

I’ll still be doing my Mando’s Manic Melodies show on 97.3 FM http://www.flaglerbeachradio.com on Friday nights from 10 til midnight EST, but expect quite a few to be pre-recorded. For August I’ll put my Monday night show, Mando’s Metal Covers, on hold and see where I stand in September. My main focus (besides writing) will still be Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast. New episodes every Friday. I’m having fun with it so far. 

Now, onto my list… as I’ve been doing for years, this is more for me than the readers of this blog. I hope you’ll follow along and see how I do, but for me it just gives it another place where I can get called out on if I slack off. 

1. Movie Adaptation (30k) – 10k done but I only get to see the dailies of the actual filmed movie every few days, so this one is taking forever. A new experience in how to write for me, too.

2. Children of The Grave anthology (10k) – I really need to get my head around my story so I can actually write it. This has been due so need to make it a priority

3. Change Jar Books Part 3,4 and 5 (15k) – 2k done so far, really behind. I need to tackle these this month and get closer to finishing the Flagler Beach Fiction Series

4. Necromance 5 (5k) – 3k left to write. I know the story, just need to sit down and finish it. 

5. Dying Days: Origins 2 (25k) – 16k left to write. Looking for a November release, so I need to get moving on this first draft.

That gives me 62k right there… I can do it if I get focused, right? 

Wish me luck… and if I’m ignoring you on Facebook I have a really good reason. Or I’m using it as an excuse to ignore you. Either way… 

Armand

Five Best Zombie Series You Already Know About (And A Bonus One)


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5 Best Zombie Series by Armand Rosamilia #dyingdays

Originally posted on Trip Through My Mind:

Guest Post Time! I reached out to Armand Rosamilia asking him, almost begged which isn’t pretty, to visit Trip Through My Mind for a guest post. After some negotiations, bribes of M&Ms, and my agreement to make a public statement here, “Armand it the greatest guy in the world.” (Now, I have said it so I have paid my dues) he agreed to visit us today.

You have heard the name before on Trip Through My Mind as I have featured an interview (Summer of Zombie Blog Tour: Armand Rosamilia Interview), a guest book review from Margaret Colton for Armand’s Dying Days 4 release (Reader’s Retreat: Dying Days 4), and featured his website as part of the Weekly Spotlight (Weekly Spotlight: ArmandRosamilia.com). Today, I wanted to get his insight– the Five Best Zombie Series according to Armand Rosamilia. I will step aside now…

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Interview with Armand Rosamilia


Armand Rosamilia:

Interview with “House Party 2″ star Armand Rosamilia #dyingdays

Originally posted on Scott M. Sandridge:

10403409_10204114432081167_310592458127484597_n33Dying Days 4 Print 2An interesting thing happened on my way to work today. I ran into a horde of zombies only to get rescued by a motorcycle-riding fella’ named Armand Rosamilia, wielding a shotgun in one hand and a pen in the other. And his pen proved deadlier than the shotgun. Go figure.

But since he saved me from becoming Zombie Chow, I figured the least I could do was interview him.

And now on to the interview!

Introduce yourself to the readers.

Hi. I’m Armand. (pause so you can say Hi back). I’m a full-time author. I have an unhealthy fascination with midgets. Actually, dwarves. I actually saw “House Party 2″ in a movie theater. I write a lot, and I’m totally famous for my Dying Days series.

What’sDying Days 4 about?

Nonfiction book about the proper way to make hot sausage. Sorry, wrong book. Dying Days 4 is the…

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Guest Post: Jonathan Winn


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SYNOPSIS:

And cradled in her kindness, I dove back into the blood soaked memories of this, my life. 

With those words, the immortal Maruk’s tale continues. 

From modern Paris, he speaks of his life in the religious chaos and pagan magic of 3rd century Antioch. Of his friends, a man haunted by grief and regret, and a woman with secrets as thick as the woolen of her constant cloak. Of days marked by the greed of Rome and the ambitions of those driven by dangerous delusion.

He remembers wandering souls who returned with their own stories to tell. Who shared their own memories of blazing deserts and a darkness with teeth. Of being imprisoned in a myth built by the lies of others. And then Martuk recalls a magic so dark it summons demons from a cloudless sky and rips the sleeping dead from their slumber.  

The past revisited, Martuk ends his tale with a confession. A modern-day betrayal so cruel, the rest of his life everlasting threatens to be one of searing regret and never-ending shame.

This sequel to Jonathan Winn’s Martuk … the Holy is a tale of stumbling humanity and shocking brutality. Forgiveness and release. Death. Immortality. And the tenuous hope for blessed redemption. 

This is Martuk … the Holy … Proseuche.

Bio:

Screenwriter, playwright, actor, and author of Martuk … the Holy and The Martuk Series, Jonathan Winn was born in Seattle, WA. He currently lives in the US. Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche is his second full-length novel. 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLLGBF0

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/martuk-the-holy-jonathan-winn/1119920244?ean=2940149790333

Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455863

What are you waiting for?


Armand Rosamilia:

RCC speaketh the truth…

Originally posted on C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m:

Here are Ten Rules About No One:

1. No one is waiting for you to get your life together. They want results, not excuses.

2. No one is waiting for your next book. They say they are, but they will forget you soon and they have plenty of other things to do. Be memorable and come back quickly.

3. No one is waiting for your next blog post, so don’t apologize when you miss a day or three. Get to the topic instead.

4. No one is waiting for you to organize or self-actualize. That’s your business. Organize to build your business. If business is good, you’ll get closer to self-actualization, too.

5. No one is waiting for you to get past your procrastination, so write now.

6. No one is waiting to rescue you. If you need help, ask. Otherwise, everyone assumes you’re fine. Chances are good you’ll still have to…

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Kindle Unlimited: The Key Questions


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Kindle Unlimited

Originally posted on David Gaughran:

amazon_kindle_unlimitedAmazon launched Kindle Unlimited on Friday, giving self-publishers a big decision to make.

The long-rumored subscription service will allow users to download unlimited books for $9.99 a month, and reader reaction has been, from what I can see, overwhelmingly positive – especially because they will be able to test the service with a month’s free trial. Writers have been a little more cautious, for all sorts of reasons I’ll try and tease out below.

The main stumbling block for self-publishers is that participation in Kindle Unlimited is restricted to titles enrolled in KDP Select – Amazon’s program which offers various additional marketing tools in exchange for exclusivity. Author compensation will be similar to borrows under the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – a percentage of money from a fixed pool. The only real twist is that payment will be triggered when 10% of downloaded books have been read.

At the…

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