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Interview with Donna Brown, author of Double-take Tales

Today, I have someone extremely special with me today. Author and blogger extraordinaire, Donna Brown is someone I met through Facebook. She is extremely supportive of both bloggers and authors and runs the wonderful “The Indie Exchange” website. She has written a wonderful collection of short stories, Double-take Tales, which I have previously reviewed here.

So, lets get started. I can’t wait!

Interview with Donna Brown, author of

Double-take Tales

About Donna Brown, the Author

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?

I guess I would class it as ‘Short stories’ and ‘Contemporary’ – it’s just a collection of three short stories, designed to be a nice read for a train journey or split over several lunch breaks etc.  It’s a fairly quick read, hence the low price, but I hope it’s a satisfying one!

How did you come up with the idea for the book?

They were just three short stories that I wrote over the course of a few years and I felt they fit together nicely because of the little twists (hence the title ‘Double-take Tales’).  I’ve written other short pieces but somehow I felt these three made the best trio.

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Interview with Nicole Storey, author of The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)

This post is part of ‘Nicole Storey as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Nicole. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for 3 copies of Nicole Storey’s novel ‘The Chosen One’, which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series series. You can enter the giveaway here.

Today, I interview Nicole and we talk about her books, her life as a mother and an author and her inspirations for writing. Frankly, its one of the best interviews I’ve done!

Interview with Nicole Storey, author of The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

My book is about an 11-year-old boy who has autism.  He has no friends until he meets a young witch named Eve and she introduces him to another world called Grimsley Hollow.  He is needed to help the magical beings of this world defeat an evil witch who is trying to take over.  Along the way, he makes some new friends, including an ornery pixy, a werewolf, and a vampire.  I describe my books as middle-grade fantasy with a touch of paranormal and a whole lot of Halloween!

How did you come up with the idea for the series?

I simply combined some of my favourite things that I love and am passionate about: special-needs children, Halloween, and magic.  My son has autism and he is also the main character in the story.  I decided to write the book to get a message out to children: Special-needs kids are not so different from them in the fact that they only want to be accepted for who they are and included in our lives.

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Interview with C S Splitter, author of The Crayder Chronicles series

As part of the of C S Splitter’s “The Willing” blog tour, I have Splitter on the blog today. We chat about a lot of things, including his books, which are very interesting to say the least. So see my impression of the second book in the series, you can check out my review:

The Willing (Crayder Chronicles – Book 2) by C.S. Splitter – A review

… Tom Crayder, the protagonist of this series, is not a hero. He loves to talk and think about things such as planes, girls, sex and guns, basically all the things which would interest every guy. He is a normal guy, just like me, with all the normal problems, when life thrusts into a situation where he has to be heroic. In this book, Tom is not on a mission for the organisation, but on one of his own. His wife Jenny unknowingly gets into trouble with the mafia, and it is upto Tom and his team to save her. All the characters from the first book appear to make a comeback, and he has Lorena at his side during the entire book. …

Interview with author C S Splitter

From what I have read on his blog and his books, I can say that Splitter is an extremely fun person to be around. You’ll get to see the same thing in the interview as well! So, let me hand over the proverbial mike to him:

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Interview with Emily Mah Tippetts, author of Someone Else’s Fairytale

As you may know, Emily’s Someone Else’s Fairytale was the first and only chicklit I have read (You can find my review here). And, she writes fantasy and science fiction besides chicklit! I have no idea what was going on in my mind, LOL. But, I seem to have liked the book, so I was quite interested in finding out more about this wonderful and multi-talented writer. Here’s a tidbit I learned from talking to her. She knows Orson Scott Card. Yes, personally! So, lets dive in to find out more!

Interview with author Emily Mah Tippetts

Describe your books? What genre would you classify it into?

I write light romance or chick lit, which to me means I do happy endings, and thus spend most of my writing time trying to devise twists and turns that will keep the reader interested and an ending the audience wants, but not in the way they expect. Those are the ideals I strive for, at least.

How did you come up with the idea for Someone Else’s Fairytale?

I was browsing entertainment headlines and not really understanding what all the hype was about. It occurred to me that if I got hit on by a celebrity, that could complicate my life, and that was the genesis of this idea, an ironic take on fairytales.

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Interview with Ivory Autumn, author of Rise of the Fallen: Andrew and the Quest of Orion’s Belt

Rise of the Fallen: Andrew and the Quest of Orion’s Belt was one of the first books I read and reviewed on this blog. Not knowing what to expect from an Indie author, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. All I wanted to do was read a great fantasy book, and I was surprised by the quality of this book.

Today, after what feels like a really long time, but has only been a couple of months, I interview Ivory Autumn, the wonderful young author of Rise of the Fallen. I have to say, this is one of the most interesting interviews I have done. So read on!

Interview with Ivory Autumn

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

My series falls into the Young adult epic fantasy genre. It’s the classic tale of good vs. evil. I love that theme. It never gets old, in my opinion.

How did you come up with the idea for the series?

First I wrote the book because I wanted to create something fun, and exciting that I would want to read. A lot of events and experiences in my life gave me ideas for this book. My love for gardening, and the long hours I spent planting flowers with my grandma, who just recently passed away, gave me the idea for Andrew’s ability to grow plants and flowers on command. I thought growing seeds without having to wait weeks for them to come out of the ground would be so very handy.  Also, my sister has a business where she deals in gemstones; that coupled with my imagination, gave me the idea for Orion’s gem fields in the book.

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