Children’s Author James Gordan, “Hi My Name is Bobo” Adventure!

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Today’s featured author is children’s author James Gordan enjoy the adventure!

A Weekend in the life of a 5th grader how fun. I had the pleasure of meeting this talented author at a children’s writers conference.

 

Today we meet James Gordon, a children’s author! 
Enjoy our interview and getting to know James.
And then check out the buy links, and links to connect!
ENJOY!!

 

Hi James, thanks for joining us today! Ready for a grilling?
Here we go!
 
Where did you get your
inspiration for writing?
 Life experiences are the best subject matter.
 
What do you see in
your future of writing?
 Having Bobo be a household name as well as the author
behind him
 
What genres do you
hope to explore more of? 
Children’s Fiction and Hi My Name is Bobo is a step in
the right direction.
 

 Are your characters based on anyone?

 Bobo is
based on my life

 
How did you publish
your books? Do you recommend others do this?
 I went through Amazon/CreateaSpace If you do not have a traditional author behind you I do.

 
Tell us a little about
you…



A) Did you always want to write? 
Have been writing since I was in grade school

    

 B) Do you have a family?

  Yes and a close one

(Mother Brother Daughter and
Scooter the Beagle)

     

C) Do you work besides being an author?

 Yes I am a performer as well.

  


D) What kind of hobbies do you enjoy? 

Video games, comic books reading cycling

   


E) Do you have pets?

 Scooter the Beagle is my sibling.


F) What is the most embarrassing thing you have done/participated in? 

                      —-When I
was teaching, I slipped from the desk and fell.

  


G) What is something humbling you have done and learned from? 

The roar of the
crowd from my last performance 

at the Cavalcade of Authors is something I’ve
never heard before.

  


H) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

 Being recognized as the greatest
poet of our time

Silly fun:
1) You just won a
million dollars- what do you do first?  
Purchase a Porsche Pananmera
 
2) You won a trip
around the world, but you pick the destinations, 
where are you visiting and
why? 
London, France Dubai, Japan, and Maine. 

I’ve chosen these destinations because
I have never been,

 and these might be destinations to provide 

experiences to
facilitate my writing.

 
3) Its
Halloween…people can find you dressed as? 
Batman the Dark Knight
 
4) Morning person or
night person? 
Both. Afternoons aren’t my thing.
 
5) Favorite cold
breakfast food? 
Honey Nut Cheerios
 
6) Authors have
multiple personalities…
what are some of yours, and how do they behave?
           —— James
is modest while G.P.A. is a tad arrogant.
 
7) Describe yourself
using these letters 

James Jocular,
   author,
 Mama’s boy,
  energetic
 sensational
 

8) Favorite Drink:

 Chocolate milk

 
9) Do you like to
cook—if so what kinds of food…if not-what do you like to eat? 
I love to
grill
 
10) What is something
unique about you? I don’t sleep much.
 
11) A genie granted
you 3 wishes…what are they? 
Good and improved health and wealth for my
entire family,
 right the wrongs I have done in my life, and to meet my true
love

 
12) What is your
favorite quote in life?
 Whether you like it, don’t like it sit down andlook at
it because it is the best thing going today. “Ric Flair”

If you could tell your
childhood self some advice for the future-
what would that be?Be more
courageous. Do not run.

Strive to be the best because it’s in you.

If you had to give advice to children out there wanting to 

become an author, aspiring to get their books published… 

what would that
be?

 Practice. Read. Practice. Read. Travel. Read.

 

What is your Favorite book?

 Knight Fall (The Tale of the Battle between Batman and Bane)

 
2) If you have to give
a recommended classics reading list to teens…
what would it contain? Catcher
in the Rye , Invisible Man, Batman comics, 

Cyrano De Bergerac, and anything by
Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

3) What are your go-to children’s books to share with
families?  
Hi MY Name is Bobo, Judy Blume
Harry Potter
 
 
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Romantic Mystery Author MaryAnn Kempher Adventure!

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Today’s adventure, I am introducing you to romantic mystery author MaryAnn Kempher!

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Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder
A midnight food run nearly gets Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

When Katherine meets Scott Mitchell; literally, tall, dark, and handsome, sparks fly, but despite their chemistry, both have their own reasons for wanting to stay “just friends”. When it becomes clear that Katherine’s life is in danger, they’ll work together to try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the killer, before Katherine becomes his next victim.

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to
mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.

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Author Bio:
MaryAnn Kempher’s books will test your crime solving skills and tickle your funny bone; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will keep you guessing, and smiling until the very end.
Her books can be read out of order, but she recommends you start with her first, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder which is a romantic mystery set in Reno NV, then Forever Doomed, which is a murder mystery set on a cruise ship.
Sweet Mystery is her most recent release and another “I did not see that coming.” murder mystery.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnKempher
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryAnnKempher?filter=1
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/maryannkempher/boards/
Author Website: http://mkempher.com

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What I have been up to Adventure!

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Back in January my local fabulous Library Director asked me if I could bring authors to our small city for the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party. I said sure. So I called my friend Diane and asked if she would help me with this. She said sure.

Well then I found out their is no money for it in the budget. All the money was already budgeted for the program. I needed tents, tables, chairs and promotional items around $500. I had another wonderfully lady contact me who wanted to help organize the event. Kristy has been a huge help too. We came up with a sponsor the event program it. Wow, it has been very successful. I had the money we needed in less than 3 weeks. I would like to thank all our businesses, FSU, and others in Big Rapids who stepped up and encourage reading. Remember to buy local they support and donate to all our functions and needs.

The event is coming together very nicely. I have 25 authors coming from all over Michigan. By the way if there are any Michigan authors who want to attend I still have some spots open under the tent. Just email me at wendysbookcase@gmail.com

The event is going to be so much fun. I have gone every year. At Big Rapids Community Library June 12, Noon to 2PM. We will be kicking off The Summer Reading Program. This event is open to anyone adults and children.

Besides having 25+ Michigan Authors to meet and greet. You can sign up for the summer reading program, have some refreshments. There will be activities, crafts, and door prize drawings going on during the entire event. Don’t forget pick up the summer schedule for all the programs, movies, crafts, animals, and other activities for all. I can’t wait to meet the other authors and all the people who come to the party. Then afterwards hope to see many of you enjoying our downtown or events at Ferris State University. Our Library is the bridge that connects our University and Downtown Big Rapids.

Well back to working on this event. Hope to get back to writing again in June. Kids I hope to have adventure 6 done by the end of the summer and adults hoping to have my New Moon Brethren complete 1st draft finished and begin edits by the end of the summer. I plan to dedicate time for writing at the end of June. 

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Author Vicki Batman Adventure!

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Today I have the honor of introducing Vicki Batman. She is quite the character enjoy the adventure of getting to know award winning author Vicki Batman and check out her books.

 

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BIO: Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, a romantic comedy mystery to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups.
An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”

LET’S CHAT: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? So much so, my men are afraid anything they say or do will show up. My heroine loves handbags, chocolate, and Jeeps—just like me.

What kind of research do you do for a book? It depends. So far, the funniest has been about plumbing and fruitcake. For Temporarily Employed, I researched stolen car parts, insurance, cops. It helps to be mostly right.

When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms? I wished for a long time I could write mysteries like Dick Francis; yet, it took me twenty years to try. Wish I had begun sooner. Maybe my ideas needed to percolate.

Tell us about your romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from? A friend challenged me to write the opening paragraph of a book using the word window. I used it and a lot more. My muse worked me for eight more chapters. I showed what I had to my friend and she said for me to continue.

Do you feel humor is important in fiction and why? I do. For me, writing humor in my stories comes naturally. And it is more real life. I’m not a doom and gloomy person. I select specific words for a funny result and write humorous dialogue.

What is your writing routine once you start a book? An idea goes Bing! And I take off, usually in dialogue with a smattering of the other stuff as it pops in my head. My first draft is very, very rough. I read over and over and edit and edit to get it perfect for my critique partner. When I get my critique back, I’d hoped all would be good to go, but alas, it never is. So I work and work it again. Then one day, I let go…

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
Sounds crazy but I always workout. Every single day. I do needlepoint and chill in front of the TV with Handsome.
vicki batman book cover mayBLURB for Temporarily Employed: New Job. New Love. And Murder. Hattie Cook’s dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee–the very one she replaced.

When the police determine there’s more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie’s time is up?

Find Vicki at:
Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ipdLkv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman
Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman
Plotting Princesses: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Email: vlmbatman@hotmail.com

Find Temporarily Employed at:
Amazon ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman-ebook/dp/B00N4J5FDQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410893535&sr=1-1&keywords=temporarily+employed

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman/dp/1628304979/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412359358&sr=1-2&keywords=temporarily+employed

The Wild Rose Press ebook: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5829

The Wild Rose Press paperback: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=5896/

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Author May Woodworth Adventure!

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Today I will be featuring Author May Woodworth. She is currently writing non-fiction, Young Adult and Main Stream Romance.

1901134_10155108238630462_3797399813074019470_n May Woodworth recent non-fiction release of Sticky Girls (Why Women Stay in Bad Relationships)

Not only are toxic partners dangerous physically, they can damage your self-esteem and affect decision making. You focus on surviving each day instead of thriving.

After a lifetime working for women and families, May Woodworth explores why some women attach themselves to toxic partners, and why they have difficulty unsticking from them.

In her debut non-fiction, Sticky Girls, Why Women Stay In Bad Relationships, May approaches dependent relationships in a compassionate manner, giving guidance, and offering solutions to woman who feel stuck.

Keep attracting the wrong type of guy? Do you stay invested in toxic relationships well past their expiration date? Have you ever been on the receiving end of relationship abuse? Do you have a relationship pattern that you would like to change? Are you ready to explore why you behave the way you do?

Sticky Girls is for you.

Getting unstuck is not impossible. With the right tools, you can make it happen.

Sticky Girls Amazon Link

Last June May Woodworth released a historical contemporary romance  called Heart of the Hurricane

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Past and Present collide when Niki retreats to a cottage in Nova Scotia that she inherited from her grandmother Eliza and great aunt Johanna. After a recent divorce, with her teenage daughter Melissa in tow, Niki struggles with decisions of what to do next and whether or not an entire career change is in order. At the cottage, she discovers her grandmother’s diary and is whisked back into the past, into Eliza and Johanna’s world during the Great August Gales of Nova Scotia, casting a light on her own life she never saw coming.  Heart Of the Hurricane Amazon Link
A little information about Author May Woodworth
May’s books explore women’s self-esteem, parenting struggles, personal growth, and empowerment. After years in social services and early childhood education, she has now carved out time to explore her new passion: writing.

Sticky Girls (Non-Fiction, Self-help) Arrow Publications LLC, (book 1 in a women’s empowerment series).releases February, 2015.

Heart of the Hurricane, 2014 (Romance, Drama, Fiction), Big World Network, is available in print, e-book, and audio-book.

May also published over 14 romances under a pseudonym between 2010-2014.

Purchase Links
Links to Follow May Woodworth

http://maysstickygirls.blogspot.com/

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MayWoodworth/posts

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Micheal Rivers, Verliege Adventure!

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Today I am honored to introduce award winning mystery/thriller author Micheal Rivers.  The book adventure is his spine-tingling ghost story Verliege.

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BESTSELLING PARANORMAL THRILLER AUTHOR MICHEAL RIVERS won 1st Place Runner up at The Paranormal Awards 2014 and has won Supernatural Book of the Year 2012.

Micheal Rivers is the pseudonym for Mike Baugham. His Cherokee heritage prompted him to honor his great-grandfather and write under the name of Rivers. He grew up near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His love of the sea and all it has to offer was the driving force of his first novel The Black Witch. As a child, he became aware of the supernatural world due to several experiences. A recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with more than thirty years of research, teaching classes and giving speeches provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers.

His works include supernatural thrillers, literary fiction and ghost story anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing. Micheal is a USMC veteran and served during Vietnam. The passions in his life are his wife, family, Boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee, and the great outdoors.

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Verliege, a chilling paranormal and international crime mystery, begins at Arlette Mansion in the mountains of West Virginia. Prisoner and author Adrian Bolt was transferred there accused of the horrific murder of his wife. She was found brutally murdered by an antique sword. His conviction by a German court was as swift as the sword that killed her. Adrian had not spoken since her death …until… Dr. James Pellitere was able to break his silence.

A deal was offered to Pellitere. Traveling to Germany with a paranormal investigative team they searched for evidence that would clear Adrian and prove him innocent. While at the castle, Pellitere is confronted by the supernatural residents. A battle begins over the secret of the nine and a prophecy is in jeopardy of becoming unfulfilled.

Praise for Verliege

“I was reminded of Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) and William Hope Hodgson’s accounting of the final voyage of the Mortzestus (1909), and the telling of Lovecraft’s “The Statement of Randolph Carter” (1919). Such is the narrative of this in comparison with these types of confessional stories. Like Gilman, Hodgson, and Lovecraft, the richness of dialog is not lacking in Rivers’s prose. The creatures of Verliege have some similarities with Tim Powers’s nephilim in The Stress of Her Regard, but without the vampiric tendencies. I hope the reader realizes that I am tossing out these comparisons to illustrate the depth of craft honed in Verliege. Rivers does not so much stand upon the shoulders of of these giants as he rubs elbows with them.”
– Amy K. Marshall, Staff Reviewer, Dark River Press

Purchase Links
Verliege Amazon link
Verliege Barnes & Noble Link

Links to follow Micheal
MIcheal Rivers Website
MIcheal Rivers Blog
MIcheal Rivers Facebook Link
MIcheal Rivers Twitter Link
MIcheal Rivers Goodreads Link

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Magic Carousel Adventure!

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Magic Carousel has been my focus of late. I have been working on my 6th children’s book this past week. James and Syvok will be on vacation in my home state Minnesota and have a mission they must take care which involves a carousel. I was doing research on the carousel at Como Zoo in St. Paul where I grew up.  I was rewarded with two surprises during my research. The first one is to my delight is that the Como Zoo is still free.   I went there often as kid and I took my kids there when I visited. It also one of the last places we visited as a family before my parents passed away.

The second surprise was the beautiful carousel that is there now was the carousel at the Minnesota State Fair grounds and it was saved from leaving the city of St. Paul by community members and placed at Como Zoo.  The carousel was ordered in 1914. My grandmother probably rode the carousel. I rode it every time I went to the state fair and all of my kids have carousel 3been on this carousel. carousel Check it out it has dragons it really is a beautiful magical place.

 

 

 

When I would ride I would dream about wild adventures truly loved the carousel they are so magical. Did you ride on a carousel? Do you remember where you imagination would go while riding?

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