Monday, September 1, 2014

Meet My Character Blog Hop

My PhotoI want to thank Ginger Hanson for inviting me to participate in this Meet Your Character Blog Hop. Ginger is a writer whose credentials include all types of writing from personal essays, short stories, articles and novels to FAA handbooks. She's jumping on the Indie publishing train with her micro publishing company, Saderra Publishing


Meet my Character Denise Thomas

1) What is the name of your character?  Is he/she fictional or a historic person?   Denise Thomas. Definitely a fictional character.  Not sure where the name came from. Just one of those things that popped into my head and it seemed to fit the character very well.

2) When and where is the story set? The story is set in a fictional town of Clayfield, Missouri. Totally made up, although I did have an image of the neighborhood.  I used to live there, although many of the characteristics of that neighborhood are fictional as well.  I replaced the school that was actually there with the diner to suit my story.

3) What should we know about him/her? She’s a fighter. She knows what she wants and she goes after it.  But she also has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to her family.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life? The main conflict for her is that her parents and her boyfriend are afraid for her to work in the law enforcement area.  It’s something she has to prove to them, that she is capable of taking care of herself in dangerous situations.  They realize this when through no fault of her own, she is suddenly thrust into a dangerous situation that she has to figure out herself. Because no one else will believe her.

5) What is the personal goal of the character? To be able to make her own choices in life and still have the support of those she loves.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? It’s called Anonymously Yours. It’s available now in print and ebook. And right now I’m  doing a promotional thing where I’ll be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky person who writes a review on Amazon.  Drawing will be held October 1st.

7) When can we expect the book to be published? As mentioned above. GET YOUR COPY NOW!  I’d love to hear your response.



Next week, Sept. 8th, be sure and check out these four authors and see what they're working on.

Viney Loretta Moore/Loretta Moore-penname

I am an African American female writer of many genres, residing in Dover, Delaware. I’m a married, the mother of three, and grandmother of eight. I’m a multi-published author with several novels to my credit. Other published works include poetry, essays, and short stories in several magazines and journals. I also contribute to a church newsletter.


     I am also a playwright and several of her dramas and musicals have been full productions. Ghostwriting is another area in which I work. I have a college degree in English and have received literary and theatrical recognition and awards. I belong to an honor society and other laudable organizations. My interests include writing, reading, music, and attending theatre and concerts, as well as some involvement with outdoor activities. My next writing project keeps me very busy.




VJ Schultz
VJ Schultz wanted to write books ever since she could read them by herself. Her latest book is a collection of romance short stories, UNDERCOVER LOVE & OTHER TALES. She enjoys writing in multiple genres including mystery, romance, and fantasy.
She and her husband live in Missouri with three spoiled inside cats, one less-spoiled outside cat, and one happy parakeet. When she isn’t writing or teaching writing, she takes photos, reads, and does Tai Chi.  A member of Sisters in Crime, VJ is also one of the founding members of Sleuths' Ink, a mystery and suspense writing group.
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Book Buy Links:
Death of Bigfoot & Other Tales
Truth or Dare & Other Tales
Undercover Love & Other Tales 

Melissa Yi

Melissa Yi is an emergency physician trained in the crumbling corridors of Montreal. Her latest Hope Sze medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, hit the Kobo Top 50 eBook List after Publishers Weekly hailed it as “entertaining and insightful.” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine concluded, “Hope Sze is an utterly likeable character.” As Melissa Yuan-Innes, she won Writers of the Future and wrote THE MOST UNFEELING DOCTOR IN THE WORLD AND OTHER TRUE TALES FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM. She’s cheerfully married, with two loud children and a Rottweiler shepherd, and just learned how to salsa.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & Free Book

I'm offering a $50 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky person who writes a review on Amazon for my novel, Anonymously Yours.  On Wednesday, October 1st, I'll draw a name from the list of reviewers and pick one winner.  The winner will be posted here, on Twitter and Facebook. 

You do not have to purchase the book in order to write the review. You are welcome to beg, borrow or steal a copy from anyone who already owns one.  (Of course, thievery laws will prevail, and I won't complain if you want your own copy). 

A marketing ploy?  Of course. Who doesn't like winning? This way we'll all win. I'll get more reviews, you'll get to read an awesome mystery, and you MIGHT even be the lucky one to win an Amazon gift card.  What have you got to lose?

But here's another incentive.  If you'll comment on this post by Tuesday, September 2nd, I'll put your name in a drawing for a FREE copy of Anonymously Yours.  Let's get the ball rolling.