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Reblog: Armand Rosamilia Interview for ThrillWriting

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Fiona Quinn interviews me about podcasting and books and stuff! 

http://thrillwriting.blogspot.com/2016/07/podcasting-information-for-writers-with.html

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HBS Author’s Spotlight on Armand Rosamilia

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Brand spankin’ new interview with me is up today! You should really read it! 

http://hbsauthorspotlight.blogspot.com/2016/05/armand-rosamilia-author-interview-at.html

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#WinterofZombie This November

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Another November and another Winter of Zombie event.

This year will be even bigger, with over 40 zombie authors!

Get ready for interviews, guest posts, teasers from their zombie books, giveaways, contests and so much more

In October we’ll begin slowly rolling out the authors involved and come November 1st it will begin!

Make sure you follow Dying Days Zombie blog so you don’t miss any of the posts

Join the Winter of Zombie FB Event so you don’t miss the contests and giveaways

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Reblog: Brian Keene News

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He might’ve mentioned the interview we did for Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast at Scares That Care Weekend… and a few other important things going on with him… 

http://www.briankeene.com/2015/08/17/on-diversity-the-approaching-maelstrom-delayed-books-and-more/

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Reblog: Armand Rosamilia Interview with Rudes review

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Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days zombie series, is interviewed: 

http://www.renereviews.com/interview-with-author-armand-rosamilia/

Advertising on Arm Cast Podcast and Arm N Toof: Dead Time Podcast

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Since the switch of Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast to Project iRadio listenership has soared. I went from a decent amount of loyal listeners so many, many new ones and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m also excited to be one-half of the team for an upcoming second podcast on Project iRadio, Arm N Toof: Dead Time Podcast with author Mark Tufo.

Jess at Project iRadio (along with author Brian Keene) will be taking advertising for each show. We’ll either be reading spots inside the show itself or adding your radio-ready spots to the episode. Get in touch with them for what you need to do. There are many podcasts attached to Project iRadio besides these two new ones, so you can also advertise on multiple ones if you want. Just sayin’.

Interested in seeing what the rates are? Go HERE for all of the information and to ask for more info, too. Let them know I recommended you, please and thank you.

Most shows will only have up to three ads per episode, so space is very limited. Act now. Don’t delay.

Hopefully Mark Tufo and I will be reading your ad on a future episode!

ARM CAST: DEAD SEXY HORROR PODCAST

Podcast devoted to interviewing horror authors, publishers, editors, artists, filmmakers, narrators, and anyone else in the arts and entertainment fields. We also like M&Ms. Armand Rosamilia is your host.

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ARM N TOOF’S DEAD TIME PODCAST

Two hosts for the price of one. Authors Armand Rosamilia and Mark Tufo interview authors, publishers, filmmakers and anyone else they want to chat with. Not only zombie and apocalyptic peeps, either… literally anyone they want to talk to. Coming Wednesday July 8th to Project iRadio.

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Scrivener Soapbox Interview: TJ Redig Chats With Armand Rosamilia

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TJ Redig swears he had an oh-so-metal discussion with Armand Rosamilia, the author of the Dying Days series, the Keyport Cthulhu series, theFlagler Beach series, the Metal Queens series, and God-only-knows how many other things.

TJ Redig does not lie… 

http://www.tjredig.com/scrivenersoapbox/2015/5/16/2015-06-10-61-armand-rosamilia

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Armand Rosamilia Interview on “Drinking With Jason” Podcast

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I had a rousingly crazy night being interviewed by Jason Brant on his excellent podcast… between his sweet tea and my coffee, it is a wonder we didn’t get arrested! 

http://www.authorjasonbrant.com/2015/05/drinking-with-jason-12-horror-author.html

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 50 – World Horror Convention Part 2

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I had a blast at World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA

I also got to meet and interview a few cool people, too!

On this episode:

Author Carl Alves

Authors T. Fox Dunham, Brick Marlin and Richard Lee Byers together!

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 49 – World Horror Convention Part 1

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I had a blast at World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA

I met a few cool people and interviewed them as well!

 

On this episode:

 

Patrick Beltran (Cutting Block Books)

John Palisano (author of “Dust of The Dead”)

Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (co-editors of “Shadows Over Main Street” anthology)

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 27 – Kahn And Knapp

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Two great guests this week on the podcast!

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Filmmaker Steve Kahn (“Fear”) 

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Author Eloise J. Knapp (“Pulse 2”)

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BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!

We have a dozen sponsors for the show now! Yep, a baker’s dozen minus one… 

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors for this episode

Jessica McHugh

Mark Tufo

Candy O’Donnell

Jaime Johnesee

Crystal Lake Publishing

Jay Wilburn

Eric A. Shelman

Robert Chazz Chute

Christine Verstraete

Jack Wallen

Ian McClellan

Kenny Soward

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Being Interviewed Is An Honor To Me

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I’ve been asked many, many times to be interviewed over the last 3 or so years, and I get excited every time. Whether it is an e-mail interview, podcast interview via Skype or in person, it is usually enjoyable. It is definitely helping me to reach new potential readers, too…

I’ve lost count of the interviews I’ve done and I’m way too lazy to go back and figure out a number. I know it is between 1 and 987 (I don’t believe I’ve done 988 or more). I know they’ve all been fun. Hell, even the interviews that were boring are fun because it let me see what not to do when I was interviewing someone, so each time it is a learning experience. 

I’m hoping to do more interviews soon, because January 1st 2015 the new year of Authors Supporting Our Troops officially begins. I want to create more awareness for the event and what I need. You can read about all of it Here if you’d like. If you’re an author, kindly sign and ship us some of your books. If you are a reader and/or supporter of the cause, kindly donate towards the massive shipping bill. 

I always have a new release as well, so I like to do interviews to promote myself, too. I like to tell goofy stories and try to add something unique to each interview whenever possible. I am a really big fan of chatting on podcasts, too. 

I do my own podcast, Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, and love to chat with other horror authors each week. I try not to be just another interview podcast. I have a conversation with the guests, swap stories and try to have fun. No set questions in front of me. Whether I’m good friends with the guest or I’ve only heard their name, I try to get to know them better. 

It is quite odd when an author doesn’t get out there and promote themselves to me. Doing a written interview takes a few minutes of your time, and going on a podcast maybe burns an hour. If I had my way I’d be ‘wasting’ four hours a day doing written interviews and a couple of podcasts a day. I love to talk about myself… yes, I am quite humble. 

If you’re an author, where do you fit into the equation? Do you want to do more interviews, or think they aren’t worth it?

As a potential reader, do you read and/or listen to interviews with new authors to see if you’re interested in reading them? Does it affect your buying habits?

I want to do 5 interviews a day, to be honest… so… who’s got some questions? Send me a message at  armandrosamilia@gmail.com and we can begin! 

Armand

Winter of Zombie Post List #WinterZombie2014

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Here is the complete list and link to every post for the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014… updated daily!

Saturday November 1st

Kickoff! 

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Sunday November 2nd

Jack Wallen interview

Jaime Johnesee guest post

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Monday November 3rd

Mark Tufo teaser

Shawn Chesser interview

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Tuesday November 4th

John O’Brien guest post

Jack Wallen Interview

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Wednesday November 5th

Jay Wilburn teaser

Bobby Adair guest post

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Thursday November 6th

Eric A. Shelman interview

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Friday November 7th

Joe McKinney guest post

Jay Wilburn interview

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Saturday November 8th

Jack Wallen teaser

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Sunday November 9th

Jaime Johnesee interview

Shawn Chesser guest post

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Monday November 10th

John O’Brien guest post

Jay Wilburn guest post

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Tuesday November 11th

Armand Rosamilia interview

Eric A. Shelman interview

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Wednesday November 12th

Mark Tufo short story part 1

Bobby Adair interview

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Thursday November 13th

Mark Tufo short story part 2

Joe McKinney interview

Armand Rosamilia guest post

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Friday November 14th

Mark Tufo short part 3

Eric A. Shelman guest post

Jaime Johnesee interview

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Saturday November 15th

Shawn Chesser teaser

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Sunday November 16th

Jack Wallen guest post

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Monday November 17th

John O’Brien interview

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Tuesday November 18th

 Jay Wilburn teaser

Shawn Chesser interview

Joe McKinney guest post

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Wednesday November 19th

Joe McKinney teaser

Bobby Adair guest post

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Thursday November 20th

Jaime Johnesee teaser

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Friday November 21st

Jay Wilburn guest post

John O’Brien teaser

Mark Tufo interview

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Saturday November 22nd

Jay Wilburn interview

Jack Wallen guest post

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Sunday November 23rd

Jaime Johnesee guest post

Jack Wallen teaser

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Monday November 24th

Shawn Chesser guest post

Jaime Johnesee teaser

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Tuesday November 25th

Bobby Adair teaser

John O’Brien interview

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Wednesday November 26th

Jay Wilburn guest post

Eric A. Shelman guest post

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Thursday November 27th

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday November 28th

Mark Tufo interview

Armand Rosamilia interview

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Saturday November 29th

Armand Rosamilia guest post

Eric A. Shelman teaser

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Sunday November 30th

Jack Wallen guest post

Jaime Johnesee guest post

Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 #WinterZombie2014

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Another November means another zombie blog tour!

 

The stench of frozen rotted meat is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 10 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

 Armand Rosamilia

Mark Tufo

Joe McKinney

Bobby Adair

Eric A. Shelman

Jay Wilburn

John O’Brien

Jaime Johnesee

Jack Wallen

Shawn Chesser

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #WinterZombie2014

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524813084430035/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_joined&source=1

 

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in November, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

 

https://armandrosamilia.com/2014/11/01/winter-of-zombie-post-list-winterzombie2014/

 

 

Spotlight On Sean Taylor #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Sean Taylor

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve known Zim for years. And he was nice enough to extend a vacati—I mean an opportunity to attend to a hack like me.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest work is from Moonstone Books, and it’s called OF MONSTERS AND MEN. I have a short pulp story inside featuring a team-up between the pulp heroine the Golden Amazon and Quasimodo himself, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Something unique about it.

The whole book is about team ups between pulp heroes and classic monsters. What’s not to love?

 

Links for people to buy it.

For more info, visit http://moonstonebooks.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1066

 

Your promo links.

http://www.taylorverse.com

http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com

http://facebook.com/seanhtaylor

http://twitter.com/seanhtaylor

 

Your short Bio.

Sean Taylor is an award-winning writer of stories. He grew up telling lies, and he got pretty good at it, so now he writes them into full-blown adventures for comic books, graphic novels, magazines, book anthologies and novels. He makes stuff up for money, and he writes it down for fun. He’s a lucky fellow that way.

He’s best known for his work on the best-selling Gene Simmons Dominatrix comic book series from IDW Publishing and Simmons Comics Group. He has also written comics for TV properties such as the top-rated Oxygen Network series The Bad Girls Club. His other forays into fiction include such realms as steampunk, pulp, young adult, fantasy, super heroes, sci-fi, and even samurai frogs on horseback (seriously, don’t laugh). However, his favorite contribution to the world will be as the writer/editor who invented the genre and coined the term “Hookerpunk.”

 

For more information (and mug shots) visit www.taylorverse.com and his writer’s blog at seanhtaylor.blogspot.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 Glenn Porzig #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Glenn Porzig

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I ran into Stephen Zimmer when I was appearing at the Destroyer Books booth at Fandom Fest. He told me about it and I wanted to support his convention and meet other creative people.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Darkness Unbound: Lady in Black is an occult horror novella, I am currently at work on the second in the series.

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Quick description of it.

When a family of four is murdered in their sleep the entire city is on edge. Police investigate the occult connections between these murders and similar murders thirteen years ago. One detective knows the truth. Something dark from Sister Marian’s past has returned. Now innocent lives are being lost. Will she have the faith to face her greatest fear?

 

Something unique about it.

There are many tales of exorcism, but I wondered what happens after the exorcism to those that survive.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Darkness Unbound

 

Your promo links.

http://twitter.com/GlennPorzig

Glenn Porzig- Author’s Facebook page

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Your short Bio.

Glenn Porzig is best known as the creator of the comic book heroine Ace of Diamonds. Glenn grew up reading comics, pulp novels, and watching too much TV. Glenn and his wife Carly have written three screenplays together. They live in Indiana with a menagerie of both furry and scaly pets. Since 2005 he has been the co-host of a weekly fandom podcast at PodCulture.com.

He has worked over twenty years in the television industry including two highly rated specials for SCI FI Channel: The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, and The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed. He currently, literally, has his head in the clouds as a videographer on a TV news helicopter.  Recently he has turned his attention to writing short stories and novellas. His occult horror novella Darkness Unbound: Lady in Black was released this summer. Glenn’s first short story, Master of the Dead, is due to be published by Destroyer Books in the More Blood anthology this fall.

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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 Annie Jones #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Annie Jones

How did you get involved with Imaginarium Convention?
Serendipity. Friends mentioned they were going. I followed the page on Facebook, asked some questions and Stephen Zimmer invited me to take part. It pretty much had to go that way as am of the “I write to avoid real people” ilk. Not to worry, I’ve done a LOT of panels and presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops over the years, so I won’t be huddled under a table, sending my answers out scrawled on paper airplanes.
What’s your latest release and what genre is it?
Put Annie Jones in the search bar of Amazon, most of the stuff that shows up is me. My bestselling self pub/re-issue is The Christmas Sisters for All Seasons series. They list as Christian fiction, as most of my books do, even though they really aren’t religious. They make me wish there was a “Hallmark Movie meets Grit Lit” genre because that’s where I’d put most of my work right now. (The more mainstream books were written under Luanne Jones and the rights have not reverted on those).
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My former agent would take me to task if I did not mention that I’m an awarding winning, internationally bestselling author of some 38 books with 8 publishers and 4 names (some pen names, some variations on my real name). Am now publishing independently from a small part of that backlist along with new material. 

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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 Cam Crowder #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Cam Crowder

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

My friend Bobby Nash told me about the convention.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest book is called Legacies. It’s the second in the Broken Bloodline trilogy, and I’d consider it to be somewhere between Dark Fantasy and Horror.

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Quick description of it.

At the end of the first book, the group eradicated their ancient nemesis, the Hunters, and everything seemed to be looking up, but now something on a more apocalyptic scale is coming, and they’re not really sure how to stop it. All hell is, quite literally, about to break loose, and the only thing standing in the way is a Werewolf, three Vampires and a schizophrenic Sorcerer.

 

Something unique about it.

How about a 12 year old sociopath with a gift for magic that captures and tortures Faeries?

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Legacies-Broken-Bloodline-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00M8JIISM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409690252&sr=8-1&keywords=legacies+Cam+Crowder

 

 

Your promo links.

A link to the first book, Electus:

http://www.amazon.com/Electus-Broken-Bloodline-Book-1/dp/1461078156/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409690266&sr=8-1&keywords=electus+cam+crowder

 

 

My facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCamCrowder

 

Your short Bio.

When not furiously tapping away at the computer keys, Cam Crowder enjoy playing Ultra Street Fighter 4, as well as playing guitar and writing music. He currently resides in Starkville, Mississippi with his wife Anna.

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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 Jean-Philipe Chapleau #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jean-Philipe Chapleau, but I go by “JP” to everyone: something about people not being able to saying my name correctly. Plus, only my mother uses my first name when I used to get in trouble

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I posted on my blog (http://jpchapleau.blogspot.com/2014/07/open-letters-to-con-organizers-tabletop.html) about how I was dissatisfied that local cons were dropping table-top gaming in favor of sales events only. It seems I was not the only one who shared that opinion. And through the magic of social networking, I got in touch with Stephen Zimmer one of the masterminds of the con. We talked, and I offered to help with the con. So I offered to be a guest to help with gaming-related workshops and panels. From there to here!

I am a big proponent and supporter of local events as… well events! Make them big, make them memorable. And that is the contribution I wish to bring, make this new con bigger and better than all the others.

I remember when I started writing – in 1999-2000 – having a con like this might have helped me greatly instead of having of having to discover what works and what doesn’t by myself.

So I filled the guest form on the site and offered my name! I was quite pleased when they said yes!

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

For the past year, I have been publishing tabletop RPG. I am the campaign director for the NeoExodus Legacies organized play campaign using the Pathfinder RPG.

Our last release was an adventure that was part of our campaign. NeoExodus is “a traditional fantasy setting where we deal with theme usually found in Sci-Fi, political thriller and horror.”

I am myself a fan of all three of these genres and bringing these influences together is something that really inspires me. The “major villains” draw upon classic, villainous drow with a good measure of cenobites (from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser universe). These “First Ones” are bad to the core and definitely major forces of evil. Yes, we took our name from the villains of the setting! First Ones Entertainment – or FOE for short!

We also publish GOSTOR (a Grumpy Old-Schooler’s Take On Rules) products

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Quick description of it.

We publish adventures under license from LPJ Design who published the setting originally (www.rpgnow.com/product/97023/NeoExodus-Starter-Kit-PFRPG-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=316083).

It is a setting that is clearly different than most in that it’s not “elves and dwarves.” Rather, it has psionic rat-men, simian-minotaur mutants, plant-people, arcane crystalline entities, cannibals, and humans!

 

Something unique about it.

The adventures form a whole campaign players can play in and tell us what happened in their games. We then tabulate all of the tables to see what players have chosen, overall.

For example, in our recent events, one of our major non-player characters (NPCs) was assassinated by the villains because the players opted to do something else instead. They opted to glory.

Our campaign has not only a collection of adventure, but we also publish a few short narratives to keep our fans aware of what the villains are doing. It allows us a chance to write short fiction pieces.

The biggest thing is that we give our players is a way that they get a chance to influence the world and the storyline. We gladly sponsor and support new adventure writers to break into the industry.

 

Links for people to buy it.

First Ones Entertainment RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=5904

NeoExodus Starter Bundle (an awesome deal, mostly written by me, but with a number of collaborations) www.rpgnow.com/product/97023/NeoExodus-Starter-Kit-PFRPG-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=316083

Gostor: Our mostly system-agnostics products for any fantasy system http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?cPath=19285_19707

Quick Deaths: Our Miniature rule set http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?cPath=19285_20781

 

Your promo links.

My Personal Blog: JP on Gaming http://jpchapleau.blogspot.com/

First Ones Entertainment: http://foelegacies.com 

 

Your short Bio.

I am a Montrealer born and raised. Graduated as a computer engineer and have since then traveled the world (Canada, France, Ireland, Japan and now the US). I wrote over 50 adventures for the RPGA. Since 2012, I have been dedicating myself to NeoExodus.

I am married to a French Canadian woman and we have three children currently living in the Louisville area.

My other interests include history and miniature war-gaming.

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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 C. Bryan Brown #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: C. Bryan Brown

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Mr. Zimmer mentioned it and passed along an invite. I gladly accepted.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My novella, Men of Five, was recently released again with a fancy new cover. It blends the genres of sci-fi and horror.

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Quick description of it.

Military science fiction where soldiers meet monsters on an alien planet, but are they monsters or something more? The novella deals with faith—not only in yourself, but in friends, family, and quite possibly, a higher power.

 

Something unique about it.

There are three additional short stories after the novella, one of which involves Santa Claus as a mob boss, perfect for the fast approaching silly season!

 

Links for people to buy it.

https://www.createspace.com/4685495

 

Your promo links.

http://www.cbryanbrown.net

www.facebook.com/cbryanbrown

@cbryanbrown

 

Your short Bio.

  1. Bryan Brown writes, watches too many movies, and has a great fondness for coffee, liquor, and sex…not necessarily in that order. His first novel, Necromancer, was released in 2012 and his short fiction can be found in numerous anthologies, magazines, and websites. He also writes TV and movie reviews for Destroy the Brain. You can find links to his published work, Facebook, Twitter, and the ramblings that keep him out of jail on his website.

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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 J.M. Madden #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: J.M. Madden

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

A friend of mine had told me about it then I got the invite from Stephen. It looked like a lot of fun so I signed up.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is Embattled Home, the fourth book in my Lost and Found series. I write contemporary military romance, for the most part.

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Quick description of it.

Chad Lowell is one of the partners of the Lost and Found Investigative Service and they are hired to gather incriminating evidence in a child custody case against Lora O’Neil, the mother. Unfortunately they realize they’re on the wrong side of the fence when the man that hires them tries to abduct the child.

Chad steps in to protect Lora and the little girl and quickly loses his heart to them.

 

 

Something unique about it.

All of the heroes in the series are ‘combat modified’. Chad is an amputee and burn survivor and doesn’t expect anybody would ever be willing to take him the way he is. But Lora has her own survivor issues. She sees beyond the physical to the heart of a warrior beneath.

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon

B&N
Kobo

iBooks

 

Your promo links.

Amazon Author Page

Website

Facebook– 

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Your short Bio.

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between ‘combat modified’ military men and the women who love them. An eternal optimist, she believes there is a soulmate for everyone, no matter what the situation or physical challenge. She’s written 18 romances in the past three years and has plans for many more.

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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 Stephen Dorning #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Stephen Dorning a.k.a. S.P.Dorning =)

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Several of my author friends in Imagicopter were going and I checked into on the webpage.

 

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

“Alongrid Knights” It is actually a collection of short stories set in the steam powered world of Alongrid.  It’s a Steampunk/Fantasy collection.

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Quick description of it.  

Think 1940’s America, powered by steam with elves as the Nazis.

 

 

Something unique about it. 

The elves are the bad guys? You don’t see a lot of that, but I think it works really well for the stories.

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://heavymetalcowboy.com/index_files/Page479.htm

 

Your promo links.

My website: www.heavymetalcowboy.com

Book Trailer for “Alongrid Knights”; http://heavymetalcowboy.com/index_files/Page827.htm

 

Your short Bio.

In the latter months of 2009 a writing competition was held in the Blount County and surrounding areas of Alabama. Stephen Dorning won that competition and was published shortly thereafter. Stephen has since immersed himself in the book publishing industry and has also added his artistic skills into the mix. From cover design, illustration work, and the art of the written word, Stephen enjoys working in all of them. Born and raised in the South, Stephen currently resides in Alabama and is actively pursuing all aspects of his career.

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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 Rebekah McAuliffe #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Rebekah McAuliffe

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention? 

My cousin Amy McCorkle was already a guest at Imaginarium. She had been coaching me on writing and publishing my first novel for about three months at that point.  It was around February, if I remember correctly, that she suggested the idea of launching with her at an upcoming convention called Imaginarium.  I contacted Stephen Zimmer and asked if he would allow me to launch my debut novel at Imaginarium with Amy, and he said yes. I’ve been excitedly preparing for the event ever since.

 

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it? 

Gears of Golgotha is a sci-fi/dystopian novel.

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Quick description of it. 

A thousand years after World War III, Earth is united into the global nation of New Pangaea. Society is separated into Chemists, those who are skilled in science, and Mages, those who practice magic. The work of New Pangaea revolves around the Gears, large machines that orbit Earth, powering and protecting the planet. 

Erin Luciani is training to become a Chemist, like her family before her. But when she meets Dr. Makswell Sharpe, the Chemist in charge of the Gears, her entire life is turned upside down. And from there spawns an adventure full of intrigue, conspiracy, unrequited love, and much more.

 

 

Something unique about it. 

I say Gears of Golgotha is sci-fi/dystopia because while the novel does take place in a bleak future, there is also a unique focus on the technology of the time, and how it impacts the way society functions. Think the government of 1984, the culture of Brave New World, and the divisive climate of Divergent.

 

 

Links for people to buy it. 

Gears of Golgotha hasn’t been released yet, but it will be launching/debuting on September 20 at Imaginarium.

 

 

Your promo links. 

coffee-crazed-writer.blogspot.com

Twitter handle: @bekahlovesmusic

www.facebook.com/gearsofgolgotha

Your short Bio. 

Rebekah McAuliffe has had a love for writing since she was very young, but her novel Gears of Golgotha is her first dive into the world of published literature. She is a sophomore Elementary Education major at Morehead State University, and divides her time between school and writing. When not writing, she enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with friends, and cuddling with her cats. Her official blog, Ravings of a Coffee-Crazed Writer, can be found at www.coffee-crazed-writer.blogspot.com. She is also on Twitter (@bekahlovesmusic) and has a Facebook page for Gears of Golgotha (www.facebook.com/gearsofgolgotha)

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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 Angelia Sparrow #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Angelia Sparrow

 

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I saw it on Stephen Zimmer and Mandi Lynch’s walls, and realized it might be the successor to Fandom Fest. And Zimmer always does a really good lit track schedule.

 

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest is Nikolai Revenant. It’s a reworking of my dark future Pygmalion. Last original release was “Riding the Edge” with Naomi Brooks, in Dominant Tendencies. It was kinky urban fantasy.

 

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Quick description of it.

James Ligatos is a powerful man with an unusual hobby. And this time, former street gang leader, Nick Boyd, is the target. After a disastrous heist, Nick is remanded to the custody and training of Ligatos and his cadre, only to learn the world is a very different place than he ever imagined.

 

 

Something unique about it.

This is set in the DisUnited States, after peak oil, global warming and a targeted destruction. (Also, the climax takes place in Louisville)

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

The e-book can be had for free for the month of September. Since it is a re-edit, rewrite and reprint, we opted to give it away for the first month to let the loyal readers replace their copies.

This offer is only good through the Inkstained Succubus website:

http://www.inkstainedsuccubus.com/

 

 

Your promo links.

http://www.brooksandsparrow.com

http://www.inkstainedsuccubus.com

 

Where to find me, or Savoir-Faire is Everywhere:

https://www.facebook.com/angelia.sparrow  (only if you want my mom seeing your comments!)

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAngeliaSparrow

http://valarltd.livejournal.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/valarltd/

https://fetlife.com/users/330045

http://valarltd.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/asparrow16

http://inkstainedsuccubus.blogspot.com/

http://angelsparrow.blogspot.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/valarltd

 

Your short Bio.

Angelia Sparrow has written seventeen novels and eighty-six short stories in the decade she has been writing professionally, and has destroyed the world at least three times. In between, she has been a library paraprofessional, a truck driver, an inventory clerk and a merchandiser. She has four children, two of whom are still at home, a husband and a couple of cats. In her spare time, she knits, crochets, and volunteers at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

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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 Mysti Parker #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Mysti Parker. I also answer to Misty, Mom, Mama, Mommy, and Hey You.

  

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention? 

I don’t exactly remember, though I’m pretty sure Amy McCorkle had something to do with that. Plus, Stephen Zimmer asked me to hand out flyers at other events. I also heard something about a cash bar…J

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Hearts in Exile, Book #3 of the standalone Tallenmere fantasy romance series. I emphasize standalone because most folks in this cliffhanger trilogy age don’t understand that you really can have a series comprised of separate stories. There will be more, just not sure how many yet.

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Quick description of it.

The whole blurb is a bit wordy, so I’ll let one of my reviewers sum it up:

“Hearts in Exile is a story spanning sixty years, involving paladins, elves, necromancers, gods and dwarves, to name but a few. The two main protagonists, Sir Robert (Igrorio Everlyn ) and Loralee Munroviel, daughter of a High Priestess, are two young people who fall desperately and deeply in love only to be separated for ten long years, neither knowing where the other is. Loralee is banished to an island to be a Dragon Keeper with only the company of dragons and a pet snippet called Puddle. Sir Robert becomes a Holy Paladin and goes off to fight and achieve great things for king and country. A freak storm eventually reunites them. Throughout the story we learn, from the perspective of both Loralee and Sir Robert, how their lives and love began and see the tale unfold and build to an enveloping crescendo. I don’t want to give too much of the story away; it really is something you should read for yourself.” ~Amelia Curzon, 6/9/13

 

Something unique about it.

Just like all the Tallenmere series books, Sir Robert was one of the main supporting characters in the previous book (Serenya’s Song), and is now starring in this one. A main supporting character in this book (Mirabelle Hearton) will star in Book #4. The pattern will continue that way, linking the books to an over-arching plotline, but ensuring that each one tells its own standalone story.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Melange Books (Print, PDF, & HTML): http://www.melange-books.com/authors/mystiparker/heartsinexile.html

Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-in-Exile-Tallenmere-ebook/dp/B00DEJZ8UG/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_YS4D

B&N (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-in-exile-mysti-parker/1115836058?ean=2940044592223

Smashwords (all e-formats):http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/326723

All Romance E-Books (PDF & HTML):https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heartsinexile-1225822-153.html

 

 

Your promo links.

Subscribe to my blog, Unwritten 

LIKE my fan page on Facebook! 

Follow me on Twitter @MystiParker

 

 

Your short Bio.

Mysti Parker is a wife, mother of three, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Mysti’s other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, and EveryDayFiction. She serves as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She’s just finished her first historical romance and has two children’s books represented by Steven Hutson of WordWise Media Services. Mysti resides in Buckner, KY with her husband, three children, and too many pets.

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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.”