Saturday, August 18, 2012

Interview with Sands Hetherington for Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

Come and join me as I talk with author Sands Hetherington for Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 10am EST today.

Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

  • Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

    Written by Sands Hetherington

    Illustrations by Jessica Love

    List $7.99

    Paperback 128 pages Also available in Kindle and Nook

    Publisher: Dune Buggy Press; One edition (June 1, 2012)

    ISBN-10: 0984741712
    ISBN-13: 978-0984741717

  • Summary:

    When pineapple cheesecakes start disappearing from the world's only Pineapple Cheesecake Factory across town, Crosley, a zany red crocodile, enlists the help of young John Degraffenreidt to straighten things out. In this adventure-fantasy, the unlikely pair sneaks out of John's house by becoming invisible, thanks to the I-ain't-here doodad Crosley uses from the bunch of whatchamacallits hanging on his belt.
    On the way to the subway they get better acquainted, and John finds out the wacky reason Crosley is red, and also what happens if he gets any water on him. They get on the Night Folks Limited train and ride all the way to the Cheesecake Factory where they meet the giant manager, Big Foot Mae.
    There is danger ahead, but the Night Buddies must stay with their "Program" (the Night Buddies word for Adventure) if the world's supply of pineapple cheesecakes counts for anything. And it surely does, especially to Crosley who is totally goofy about the things and never seems to get his fill.


    Sands Hetherington credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro.


    Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare is a fun story for children 9 years old and up who like interesting characters, different dialects and a unique storyline. Though some readers will not appreciate the different dialects and will find them cumbersome and hard to read, other readers will revel in the uniqueness of the way the story was written and will truly enjoy it's characters.

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    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Interview for Ten Days by John Sheppard

    Come and join me as I talk with author John Sheppard for Ten Days on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 2pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (September 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984237585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984237586

  • Summary:

    It’s easier to pretend there will always be a day after tomorrow than deal with the reality that there may not even be a tomorrow. Dr. Carl Whitman, his wife Jackie, and their children tried to leave their nation’s capital a couple of months ago, but a poorly timed escape has them trapped. Stephen Newhouse is a retired military veteran with a passion for his country and a risky plan which could save some, but not all, from the certain slaughter to come. An archivist with the National Museum, Samantha Carrolton-Logan is on a quest to save some of her country’s history, but discovers a surprising past and mysterious happenings in the former national cathedral. What will Carl, Jackie, Stephen, and Samantha hold on to, and what will be lost as the clock ticks away on the final 10 Days of the world they have known?


    John Sheppard currently works as an engineer for a major Japanese automobile company. Writing has allowed John to combine his love for history with his melancholy personality, and wild imagination. John has a B. A. in Pastoral Studies and lives in West Milton, Ohio.


    Ten Days is a dark and mysterious story with lots of twists and turns that will captivate many adult readers. They will wonder about the war going on and how it came about and if it will ever end. The characters are captivating and endearing as the reader will cheer for them to get over the impending doom. Will there be a happy ending?

    Adults will enjoy this 210 page novel about love, courage and patriotism.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Interview for Marvin Discovers the Beach by Kathryn Kessler

    Come and join me as I talk with author Kathryn Kessler for Marvin Discovers the Beach on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 11am EST today.

    Marvin Discovers the Beach

  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Ardith Publishing (October 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554839084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554839087

  • Summary:

    Marvin Discovers the Beach is Kathryn's second book in her children's book series inspired by her eager and curious puppy named Marvin, and his equally curious big brother, Hibou. After watching her black and white puppy, Marvin, discover snow for the first time, Kathryn was inspired to share this lighthearted and whimsical story series with all children.


    Marvin Discovers the Beach is an adorable story about a pup named Marvin and his first adventure at the beach. His owner, Jane, takes Marvin to the beach where they discover lots of great things together, but first he has to get over all of the new and interesting sights and sounds. He learns about crabs and starfish, sandcastles and clams, what will he discover next?

    This story is fun for any child who loves dogs. The illustrations are fun and playful, making the reader feel as if they were enjoying the beach along withthe characters. Young children will enjoy this new series where Marvin is the star and will read this 26 page picture book over an over again.   



    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Interview with J.L. Wenning for Moonlight Curse

    Come and join me as I talk with author Jeremy Wenning  for Moonlight Curse on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 11am EST today.

    Author Bio:

    Jeremy Wenning is a Graduate of Celina High School, Celina OH. He resides in Coldwater, OH with his wife Vickie, of 13 years, two daughters, Brianna & Lauren and two Chocolate Labs (Coco & Pebbles). He is an entrepreneur and works for Mercer Health transport squad. In Jeremy’s spare time, he enjoys writing & hunting, volunteers for the local emergency squad and coaches softball.


    Benjamin’s family is on the verge of starvation until his father runs into something in the woods. That night, the light of the moon changes Benjamin forever. Everything in his life comes together...and then falls completely apart as the powerful and mysterious Ryan tears Benjamin's family away from him. Benjamin tries to pick up the shattered pieces of his life, learning more about the path he now walks. As he sets out to get back at Ryan and hopefully save his sister, he wonders: is the moonlight that shines upon him a blessing...or a curse?


    Moonlight Curse is an adventurous ride into the lives of shapeshifters. With a curse that began by Benjamin's father in a desperate attempt to save his family from starvation, he is turned, and then turns everyone in his family, into wolves. Many things begin to happen that changes the lives of his family forever. Doing what he knows he must, he has to stay away from the main pack and begin his own, but the task his harder than it seems with many complications that steer him in the right and wrong directions. His loyal friend, Sarah, guides him and helps him save his sister Ashley, but with that comes much pain as well. Can Benjamin learn to live with his curse and save the people that mean the most to him?

    This story will enthrall the reader from beginning to end. YA and adult readers who love a thrill and are interested in wolves, shapeshifting, and the unknown, will definetly enjoy this 225 page story.