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Author Interview 2022: Sharon Lyon - FOSSIL WOMAN!
Listen in to this AMAZING podcast interview with Sharon Lyon...
A million years ago, humans walked the earth in tribes,
their lives precariously short, their stories mostly untold.
Ifa was such a woman. And her story is at the beginning of all things.
As a woman raised in the 1950s, Henrietta Ballantine has always had to prove herself. Homeschooled to challenge her intellectually, Henrietta spent her childhood with a strict Russian tutor and an overbearing mother for whom she could do nothing right.
It’s her science-driven father who finally manages to give Henrietta refuge within the Smithsonian’s glorious walls. There she learns a love of ancient things, of secrets hidden in the ground. Of fossils.
Deciding to attend college and study paleontology, hoping knowledge will finally fill the emptiness inside her, Henrietta faces an uphill battle against those who refuse to see her as their equal in a male-dominated field. This, she expects. But as her studies bring her to dig sites across the country, Henrietta’s adventures unearth something she never imagined: a romance with fellow geologist Frank Bailey, a man of few words, strong opinions, and an evolving belief in Henrietta’s capabilities. Still, it isn’t Frank who haunts her dreams:
the relationship she can’t seem to define is the one she has with a “guardian angel” whose voice Henrietta hears in her loneliest moments. A voice that calls to her across the ages. A voice that suddenly becomes very loud once Henrietta’s excursions bring her to Africa.
How could Henrietta and Ifa, two women born thousands of millennia apart, forge a connection, one that may ultimately fulfill Henrietta’s greatest desire?
The answer will be found deep beneath the sediment, in fossils that tell a wondrous story of endurance, of resilience…of women.
Author Interview 2022: The Last Cowboy with Jan Herrman!
Listen in to this AWESOME Author Interview with Jan Herrman!
He just published his novel "The Last Cowboy" and it's number one in multiple categories on Amazon!
As the romanticized period of the American “wild” West wound down, most cowboys rode off into the sunset. Hank Miller must follow a different path. In The Last Cowboy, he survives the Civil War, Texas sized desperados, and the great San Francisco earthquake. With a debt to pay, Hank will place himself and his twin sons in great danger in a new, wild and untamed frontier—Morocco!
This is a sweeping tale of a reluctant hero of the West. It is also a story of romance and international adventure, stretching from west Texas to San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London, Tangier and the Moroccan Rif. The novel spans an equally expansive time frame: 1860 to 1912. The backdrop is the American frontier with all its enduring myths and troubling realities. Ultimately, his heroism earns Hank unexpected wealth, friends on three continents, and the love of an extraordinary woman.
Now ensconced in a mansion in the most exclusive neighborhood of San Francisco, Hank has a beautiful wife and three remarkable children. He wants nothing more than to enjoy them all and the highly successful international tour business he and Beth now operate. But a last, perilous mission awaits. Hank has a debt to pay and a friend to rescue in a far off land.
Author Interview 2022: Carolyn Hartley: Atone the Devil!
Author Interview 2022: Carolyn Hartley: Reconciliation - Atone the Devil in Buried Sunshine!
Adele Dawson, finally back with her West Virginia birth family, is driven to learn why her father died so young and why her mother remarried despicable August Beck, a con artist, then gave birth to eight of his children.
When her half-sisters also come to live with her, they get wise to a secret museum of treasures in Adele’s once-lavish stone mansion. She unlocks secrets inside a locked trunk about her mother’s coerced life in corruption, greed, and extortion, secrets that now threaten to extinguish the entire family. Her paternal grandmother’s final wish is that Adele rebuild the family’s coal mine, nearly bankrupt from the Depression, and restore the river stone mansion to its original beauty.
The more involved she becomes in the mining business, the more she discovers her mother’s enemies have concealed themselves within the family business. On the verge of gaining trust from superstitious coal miners, her saboteur stepfather creates mine blasts that injure workers, forcing the reconstruction to miss critical deadlines. Set in a pre-World War II coal mining town. Impeccably researched.
Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better? Larada Horn-Miller
Read, reflect and respond.
This book invites the reader to read, reflect and respond to the global pandemic of 2020 and successive months after by author Larada Horner-Miller. Readers are encouraged to think about how the pandemic affected them and how they adapted. The book is intended to be used as a journal, a safe keeping place to revisit 2020.
Larada Horner-Miller viewed the forced shelter in place as an opportunity for spiritual discoveries and renewed spiritual growth. The book incorporates what she learned during her year of solitude, a transformative process leading her to find a reconnection with her “God.” She struggled spiritually and emotionally. Her emotions ran deep from fear, struggle, and despair going deeper into her faith, ultimately making Horner-Miller a better, not a bitter person.
FORMAT OF THE BOOK:
Themed chapters with poetry and prose add depth to the book. The book is divided into chapters with content developed from the author's blog over the years. Each chapter begins with a carefully chosen thought provoking quote complementing the theme.
Horner-Miller's prose and poetry are creative and soul stirring. Both are extensions of the chapter's theme. Many of the poems deal with the anxiety and depict the universal struggles of uncertainty during this time.
Readers will find them inspirational and comforting. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter encourage reader participation to share their personal thoughts and stories as well as process hidden fears and concerns during time spent in quarantine.
Visit Larada Horner-Miller's website www.laradas.books.com
Go here: 💥. https://amzn.to/3fE64eL to get your copy of thoughtful, stimulating treatment of the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on each of us.
What Readers are Saying:
★★★★★“As a COVID 19 survivor and "long-hauler" Larada's new book Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better? resonated with my heart.” Kathleen Brooks
★★★★★“Larada has thankfully, taken the lead and come up with an excellent book for us to contemplate as we continue to face this second year of the pandemic." Amazon Customer
★★★★★“I highly recommend this book to anyone who lived through the pandemic and that of course is all of us. In a few weeks I plan to reread it. It is a great tool for keeping things in perspective and processing the future.” Lin Miller
★★★★★“Horner-Miller’s Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better? is like an island protected from the rest of our COVID-contaminated world." M. Ryerson
★★★★★“From the very first page Larada Horner-Miller drew me in and made me a part of her journey. The book is filled with beautiful, heart-felt reflections through prose, poetry and pictures." Mike Terrell 💥. https://amzn.to/3fE64eL
Slanted and Disenchanted with Lisa Czarina Michaud and @ErocZ of Zbooks.co
Slanted and Disenchanted
Join me in this AWESOME author interview! I met with Lisa Czarina Michaud (cool name eh?!) and...
We talked about:
➡Her new book! SLANTED AND DISENCHANTED
➡Moving to Europe
➡Halloween concerts with Danzig 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
➡90's Nostalgia! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Take her 90's quiz here! https://www.lisamichaudauthor.com/
See her book here! https://www.lisacmichaud.com/
Come to the ALIEN INVASION! With Sci-Fi Romance Author Anurrith Drachenstein and @ErocZ
A Zbooks FIRST!
Join the FUN in this Interview with Alien Romance author Anurrith Drachenstein von Yorkshire!
➖ Listen in to her tips and insights about:
🔷 Leveraging INSTAGRAM for books
🔷 Writing a book with ROLEPLAY
🔷 Her NEW BOOK!
🔷 The adventure of Julia and Kilo
🔷 SHIRE HORSES!
🔷 and much more!
Get her books here: https://geni.us/drachenstein
Watch the presentation for this podcast on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELhBXP5ImNk
Eric is a great host
Eric shows tremendous interest in his guests, asks relevant questions and shows that he does his research before inviting a guest onto his show. Zbooks definitely supports authors and is one himself.