Guest Author TJ Therien

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Today our guest is TJ Therien author of yesterday’s book The Scrolls of Scion: The Dark Queen Rising. Here is a link to my post. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5tO

TJ Therien

Let’s fins out more about TJ.

First I would like to thank Rosie for having me here and thank her for reading and reviewing my debut novel. I really do appreciate her taking the time out of her busy schedule for an obscure independent author.

1) Where is your home town?

I was born in East York and raised in North York, cities which no longer exist, having been absorbed by the Megacity of Metropolitan Toronto when it was created. I have also lived in Calgary, Alberta, Perry Sound, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec and made my home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec for most of the last decade before returning to Toronto at the end of June this year in order to promote my writing…

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Teaser Action Week: The Tribe Baron *Possible Spoilers*

Today’s excerpt is from the upcoming release LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE: THE COMPASS KEY.  Coming to Amazon Kindle in August!

Parn from Record of Lodoss War

Parn from Record of Lodoss War

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This Old Home Prompt On the Community Story Board

Charles Yallowitz:

2 days left to enter the contest!

Originally posted on readful things blog:

http://neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/a-writing-challenge-this-old-home/

If you haven’t seen the prompt on the Community Story Board yet, here is your chance to give us your best. Click the link above to find out all the details:)

Entries must be in by the 26th of July!

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Teaser Action Week: Master of the Krypters

Today’s excerpt is from FAMILY OF THE TRI-RUNE, which is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

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News, Windemere Questions, and Shtuff!

Waldorf and Statler from Muppets

Waldorf and Statler from Muppets

I’ve been working hard this week and things are only going to get crazier.  The toddler’s birthday party is coming up, so cleaning and putting a few presents together will take over tomorrow.  It shouldn’t be too rough until Saturday when all that last minute prep and the inevitable final hour uh-oh occurs.

Today is devoted to writing August blog posts because I don’t know when I’ll have time again.  A situation change that I can’t go into right now will limit my . . . well all my free time for the foreseeable future.  The toddler ends school on the 11th and then he’s home all day until early September.  This means I’ll only be doing computer/writing stuff in mornings, evenings, and the length of ‘Frozen’ when he gets his daily watching.  So I’ll be working a lot by phone and using Hootsuite for Twitter because The Compass Key should be live by that time.  I might get some  help for part of that time, but expect me to be like I am this week with very little presence outside of ‘likes’.  Again, I can’t really go into the situation on a public forum.

Anyway, here is the news:

  1. I will be revealing a Legends of Windemere Book Trailer on Sunday during the Goal Post.  It will be on Youtube, so I’d appreciate any likes and shares from that.  It was made by Sean Cooke whose blog you can visit and writer newsletter you can find HERE!
  2. I’ve been told that the completed cover art for The Compass Key should be ready early next week.  This is barring any sudden distractions and incidents.  That means I’m aiming to have the Cover Reveal on August 6th and the debut on August 8th.  Sorry for the delay on this, but a lot happened that was out of my control and plain odd.
  3. I will be writing the blog posts for the ‘Windemere Questions’ that I requested a while back.  I got a few and added some from other sources, but there’s always room and time for more.  Feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.  These posts will be going live in late August/early September after a week of character interviews.
  4. Reminder that ‘Bob’ will be revealed in all his Book 5 glory on Saturday.  I don’t remember if the section I posted is from before or after my edits, but you should get the gist of this bastard.  I can finally stop calling him ‘Bob’ too.

That’s really it for today and now I’m off to get a few things done.  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week.

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Teaser Action Scene: The Sword Dragon

Today’s excerpt comes from ALLURE OF THE GYPSIES, which is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Cover by Jason Pedersen

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Mirror Interview # 5 Luccia Gray

Originally posted on readful things blog:

*Today our guest is the lovely and talented Luccia Gray. Please welcome her and take a moment to say hello and check out her work! If you would like to do your own mirror interview–it’s a lot of fun talking to yourself–go to the contact me page and send me an email :) CIMG4315

Why do you use a pen name?

There is a long literary tradition of writers using pen names. 19th century authors were keen users; Currer, Acton and Ellis Bell (the Brontes), George Elliot, (Mary Anne Evans), George Sand, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain. There are many contemporary examples, too: Anne Perry, Anne Rice, and Toni Morrison, among others. No doubt their reasons are/were varied. There is no one reason why a writer decides to write with a pen name.

I started using a pen name because I wanted my ‘writing persona’ to be distinct to my ‘ordinary persona’…

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