Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am thankful for many things, one of which is for my fans of The Crypto-Caper and Joe-Joe Nut Series and the rest of my books, but also for all of my fans of my radio show Stories From Unknown Authors. We have had much success this year on all of my books and on my radio show and it is because of all of you. Thank you for your support throughout the year. It is much appreciated!

Enjoy your holiday with family and be safe!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Interview with Barbara Pietron for Thunderstone

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194036891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940368917

  • Summary:

    Sneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren't things fifteen-year-old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family. The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man's apprentice, and when he tells Jeni she's connected to the spirit world, her first instinct is to run. But after Ice's stories of a mythical underwater monster - that Jeni allegedly released - prove true, she realizes it's up to her to contain the beast. Jeni must first convince herself that she's able, and then save the locals, Ice, and ultimately herself.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Interview with Norma Jean Lutz for her Classic Collection Series

    Latina Harmen knew she was going to hate Missouri. “There’s nothing in Missouri!” she had told her father when he announced they were to spend the summer there. And now she knew she had been one hundred and ten percent right.
            Latina had taken for granted that she would enjoy another happy summer vacation with her friends at the beach at Periwinkle Cove. But no! Instead she’ll be stuck in a hick town with no one around but her boring parents and bratty brother.
            How could she have guessed the beauty that lay waiting for her in those dark, brooding hills? How was she to know that she would meet Tully, whose friendship would forever change her heart?

    The Norma Jean Lutz Classic Collection is a collection of re-released titles of my previously-published novels for teens.
    I hear from parents and teens alike who are searching for clean, lighthearted, novels. Paranormal is fine for a while, but much like gorging on too much ice cream, after a while it can become tedious and dull. This is why I made the decision to bring back the novels that I authored in the 80s and 90s. Reading audiences deserve a choice and I want to give them that choice.
    These story plots are timeless; such stories never grow out of style in spite of the fact they were penned several decades ago.

  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: NUWSLink, Inc. Publishing; 1 edition (October 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


    Amazon promo going on this weekend. Free kindle books and books for .99


    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Interview with Tom Wehrman for Grandpa's A Martian

    Come and join me as I talk with author Tom Wehrman about his children's book Grandpa's a Martian on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (September 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768279

  • Summary:

    Nicholas is a seven-year-old boy who loves his Grandpa Albert, who is almost 90 and lives in a nursing home. Grandpa has a secret, but no one believes him except Nicholas. Can Nicholas convince his parents to help him use the secret to save his grandpa?


    Tom Wehrman lives in Coldwater, Ohio, with his wife of ten years, Janelle, and their 7-year-old son Nicholas. He is a graduate of Minster Local High School and has a degree from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with family and attending University of Dayton basketball games. Tom works in the dairy industry and has written for his company’s internal website. While he enjoys telling stories to his son, this is his first children’s book.

    Guest Post by Sarah Renee Saderia for The Tiger Series

    Let's Make Reading Fun Again! 

    About 1/5 of children would find it embarrassing to be seen reading a book, according to a study done by the National Literacy Trust in 2012. I think that study should worry all of us. 

    Reading has always been an important aspect of my life. As a child, I loved reading more than anything. Reading captured my imagination unlike anything else. Hollywood could never live up to what I pictured when I was reading (hence why the books are always better than the movies!). In fact, my love of reading is probably what made me into an author. I couldn’t get enough of books, so I wrote my own. 

    When I was 10 years old, I came up with a story idea that combined two of my favorite things – animals and royalty. Two years later, when I was 12, I wrote the final draft of that story. That story was The Tiger Princess, a fantasy adventure novel about a 10-year-old tiger Princess named Saderia who struggles to solve the mystery of how her royal parents disappeared. The Tiger Princess became the first book in a series geared toward children around ages 8-12 when I published it at the age of 13.   

    Reading is what made me into an author, so it worries me that so many kids seem to dislike reading. They’re missing out on a great experience! So how can we make reading cool again? Well, I can’t speak for all kids, but I can tell you what made me a lifelong reader and what might get some kids to love reading, too. 

    1. Being read to. 

    My mom read to me every day for as long as I can remember. For years, we picked out a book and read together for about an hour each night. This was a big reason why I loved reading.

    2. Find books in genres they like. 

    This is a no-brainer, but it’s important. When I was a kid, I wouldn’t touch realistic fiction, but I adored fantasy books. Try giving kids books in a variety of genres and see what they like.  

    3. Go to a library. 

    I loved going to the library as a kid and browsing through the books. I think letting a child pick books on their own encourages them to read by letting them choose something they know they’re interested in. 

    Extra: Try an e-reader. 

    This one might be controversial, but for some, it might encourage reading. E-readers might encourage kids to read because: 1. It’s a new experience. 2. It makes it easier to carry books everywhere. And 3. It’s cool. Kids are always on top of new technology and might find it ‘cool’ to have an e-reader to show off, instead of feeling embarrassed to be found reading. Also, e-books are usually inexpensive (for instance, The Tiger Princess is currently free for the Kindle!), so kids can read more for less. It might not be for everyone, but I’ve found I read more now with an e-reader, and some kids might feel the same way.

    Thank you for hosting me, Renee, and thanks to everyone for reading and checking out The Tiger Princess! If you were a voracious reader as a kid, what started your love of books?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Interview with Sheri Haymore for A Higher Voice

    Come and join me as I talk with author Kristen Kerns about her children's book Tommy Fakes the Flu on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

    Legendary rock singer Britt Jordan is at the pinnacle of his career—at least as far as the world knows. But Britt’s voice is failing and a terrible event in his past haunts him every moment. He thinks that his life is a hopeless shipwreck…until the night he is stopped dead in his tracks by a woman’s smile. With the same determination that propelled him to stardom, he begins to create a new life with Dena and her daughter, Bonnie. Britt’s presence in Dena’s life brings more than paparazzi, however. His baggage includes a brother who wants to destroy him and a stalker intent on killing his wife. Willing to sacrifice any price to save his family, he finally must find a higher plane on which to face his past and his future.

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Sheri Haymore (June 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098918210X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989182102

  • Bio:

    Sheri Haymore grew up in Mt. Airy, NC and lives thereabouts with her husband. Together they run a couple of small businesses and are always dreaming up their next vacation. A graduate of High Point University, she settled into her first job as a writer at a marketing firm and she’s been scribbling ever since.


    A Higher Voice is a suspense novel that captures a part of every person. Britt is a rock star who is dealing with the  pressures of his career while fighting the truth that he is losing his voice. He meets Dena, a local reporter for the paper, whom he feels will solve his problems. Though with their love comes more complications that will test their new bond. Readers will be sucked into the story from the very beginning as they follow this couples journey. With each new complication is the faith to overcome it. Dena's faith and love in her husband helps them work through the hardest of times but will unite them together forever.

    A wonderful 445 page novel that will take the reader on a ride of emotions up to the very end keeping the reader guessing the outcome. A powerful story that teaches a lesson that will impact all. It's not that you have fallen that determines the kind of person you are, because in life everyone must fall, but it is how you get up after you have fallen. It is this that will define us in the end.  


    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Interview with Kristen Kerns for Tommy Fakes the Flu

    Come and join me as I talk with author Kristen Kerns about her children's book Tommy Fakes the Flu on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.


  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768286

  • Summary:

    Tommy P. White will do anything to stay home from school. With his off-the-wall creativity, Tommy cleverly tries to trick his mother. Will he be able to fool her and have a day of fun and games? Or will he find that the flu is no fun?


    Kristen Kerns currently resides in Celina, Ohio with Seth, her husband of seven years, and her two sons, Ian and Logan. She is a graduate of Celina High School and has a Business Degree from Wright State University. Kristen’s boys are her inspiration for writing but her drive and passion come from the opportunity to do what she loves – write.