Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Interview with Dora Machado for the Stonewiser Series


Come and join me as I talk with author Karl Waterbury for his picture book Teddy and the Talking Whale on Stories From Unknown Authors at 2 pm EST today.

  • Series: Stonewiser
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Mermaid Publishing Llc (May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979968208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979968204

  • Summary:

    Between truth and deception, between justice and abuse, a stonewiser stands alone with the stones. Or so begins the stonewiser's oath. But what happens when a rebellious stonewiser discovers that lies have tainted the stone tales? In a world devastated by the rot's widespread destruction, only the tales preserved in the stones can uphold the truth and defend the Goodlands. In this world, stone truth is valued above anyone's word, and stonewisers are the only ones capable of retrieving the tales from the stones, the only link between past and present, order and chaos. Sariah is the most gifted stonewiser of her generation, but her talent does not atone for her shortcomings. A survivor of the Guild's brutal training, she is curious, willful, and disobedient. Yet not even Sariah is prepared for what she finds when she steals into the Guild's Sacred Vaults: A mayhem of lies and intrigues that shatters her world. Hunted, persecuted, and betrayed, Sariah must make an unlikely alliance with Kael, a cynical rebel leader pledged to a mysterious quest of his own. The fate of their dying world depends on their courage to overcome centuries of hatred and distrust. But not even the grueling journey has prepared them for what they're about to discover. Because nothing is really as it seems, and the truth is more intricate and devastating than they ever suspected . . . Vibrant with detail, alive with compelling characters, and packed with intriguing action and unforeseen twists, Stonewiser is an unforgettable adventure, an exquisite, heartwarming tale from a mesmerizing storyteller.


    Dora Machado is the award winning author of the Stonewiser series. She is one of the few Hispanic women exploring her heritage and her world through the epic fantasy genre today. She holds a master's degree in business administration and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history from Georgetown University. She was born in Michigan but grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a preference for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She enjoys long and winding walks, traveling, and connecting with the amazingly clever readers who share in her mind's adventures. She is currently working on her next novel, The Curse Giver, which is set to be published August 15, 2013. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband and three very opinionated cats.

    To learn more about Dora Machado and her award winning novels, visit her website at . You can also email her at , find her on Facebook at , or follow her on Twitter @DoraMachado.
    Other books are The Call Of The Stone and The Lament Of The Stone in the series.

    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Interview with Karl Waterbury with Teddy and the Talking Whale

    Come and join me as I talk with author Karl Waterbury for his picture book Teddy and the Talking Whale on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: XLIBRIS (June 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1483643778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1483643779

  • About the Author

    About the Author Karl Waterbury is a very talented 43 year old aspiring author who grew up in Washington State which is part of the beautiful Pacific, Northwest. Despite several career changes and personal challenges within his life, he has always had a strong passion for writing. This is the second of many in a series of children's short storybooks. Hope you and your children enjoy reading this as well as the many that will follow.

    Teddy is a young boy who lives in a seaside village in the Pacific Northwest and one day while walking home from school encounters a whale that talks.The story is about friendship that develops between a boy and whale.  

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Vacation Trips That Are Customized Just For You!

    Here is some information from one of my authors I've had on the show. His name is Kent Kaiser and he does customized vacations to Alaska and various other places. Please check him out if you are interested. Let him know that you heard about it here at The Crypto-Caper Review.

    I have updated the website with all new photos and will be offering many New Trips & Moose Hunting Adventures Life’s too Short! Stop Dreamin’ about it!

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    Imagine enjoying your own personalized private trip . . . going where you want to go . . . seeing what you want to see . . . all at the pace you prefer.

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    We highly recommend this opportunity for those looking to do something special in The Last Frontier.

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    Destination points: Fairbanks, Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Brooks Range, Prudhoe Bay

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    Hunting Season is from Sept 5th through Sept 25th
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    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Interview for Leafy Finds a Home by Willa Alders

    Come and join me as I talk with author Willa Alders for her picture book Leafy Finds a Home on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (March 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768132

  • Willa Alders Bio:
    Willa Alders currently works in the Medical field in Ohio, but has she had been writing since she was a teenager. As an adult, she is finally seeing her dream come true as a published author. Willa has written children’s books, and is currently is working on a Young Adult Novel. Which she hopes readers will fall in love with! Willa currently resides in Piqua, where she spends the majority of time writing.
    Book Summary:
    Leafy, the caterpillar, spends his days in the bug orphanage watching other bugs get adopted and find homes. Leafy feels left out because no one will adopt him. He believes it’s the way he looks, because he doesn’t look like other caterpillars. As Leafy starts to give up hope, a very special black widow enters into Leafy’s world. She shows him that being unique is not a bad thing; it can be great! She offers Leafy something he can’t turn down.
    Leafy Finds a Home is a wonderful tale about a caterpillar looking for a family to adopt him, but he's different than the other bugs at the orphanage. He has one attenae and he's brightly colored. When he thinks all hope is lost, a widow spider comes into his life and shows him acceptance and kindness. The widow is unique as well for she is missing a leg and is purple compared to a regular widow spider that is black. But in her heart she accepts her uniqueness and because of that is truly happy and content. She shows Leafy that being different is a good thing, and that the acceptance of ones self is most important. He soon learns that the love of a family can heal all wounds.
    Willa Alders creates a simple story that many children will be able to relate to. Focusing on the topic of adoption, some children may have questions or doubts in their minds, but Willa dispells them with reassurance and hope. 
    The colorful and fun illustrations will capture the eye of every child in this 24 page picture book.