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Author interview: Marsha A. Moore

It is with great pleasure I welcome the very talented author of the Coon Hollow Coven Tales and The Enchanted Bookstore Legends Series, Marsha A. Moore. For those of you who follow my blog closely you may remember that Marsha A. Moore was one of my top five favourite authors from 2015. She already has 8 fantastic titles, including her newly released Witch’s Cursed Cabin. Her title, Witch’s Moonstone Locket, is currently on sale at 99 cents until the end of May 3rd.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)

Marsha A. Moore loves to write fantasy and paranormal romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales.

The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing, as well as other pursuits of watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. Her practice helps weave the mystical into her writing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors where she’s always on the lookout for portals to other worlds. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical!

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An interview with author Karen Gray

Karen Gray is, without a doubt, my favourite author of 2015. Her books For King and Country and Chains of Blood and Steel have a very unique plot and are told with such skill and imagination you can’t help but become hooked. It is with great pleasure I present an interview with her.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)

Karen Gray grew up in a town called Livingston, in central Scotland.11225376_427179710799670_5499340120153153877_o

She was horse mad from an early age and moved to Aberdeen at 17 to do a degree in Equine Science. After moving back home to Livingston 4 years later she worked as a care assistant for the elderly and infirm until she got a job in the equestrian industry. Since then she followed her line of work across Scotland to Greenock where she met her husband.

After leaving her job as a riding instructor to have her eldest child, Karen was never able to return to work. Her husband’s health deteriorated to the point he needed her available at any time of the day. She now cares for him and their 2 children full time. She began writing again shortly after the birth of her second child and has not stopped since. Writing is her first passion before all others and though she is working on other artistic projects, her writing comes first.

She is now about to embark on the fourth novel in the Warrior Queen Series, the first series from The Saga of Thistles and Roses.

What are your hobbies?

Writing (obviously) photography and graphic design. Crochet and anything to do with horses.

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment, and why?

I want to say my kids because what mother wouldn’t? But I know that’s probably not what you mean. I could say writing my books, but I’m not finished yet so they in theory cannot be an achievement until the Saga is complete.

So I will say that my greatest achievement is no single thing but a series of much smaller gestures and achievements mostly to do with my career in the horse world. I Took on a 3 year old Clydesdale on deaths door who’d had cancer and was now lighter than a welsh pony and missing an eye. I turned him into a bombproof horse for a disabled rider. I knew taking him on that he could just drop dead (the cancer was on his retinal nerve and very close to his brain) We gave him 7 fantastic years before the cancer came back, and we lost him 4 weeks before he turned 10.

I’ve connected to severely disabled children and adults by taking a unique approach to teaching them, in some cases actually gaining the only spoken words ever uttered to someone other than family. I’m really proud of that.

I’ve helped countless people confront, combat and overcome their fears with regard to horses specifically. I kind of put it down to knowing exactly how badly fear can cripple you and understanding it at a fundamental and basic level and because I know that it helps me to teach people how to deal with it.

There are a thousand more little things like this that all combine to make me proud of being the best instructor I could be while I was still teaching and training.

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An interview with author Sallyann Phillips

It is with great pleasure I present an interview with one of my top five favourite authors from 2015, Sallyann Phillips author of Angel’s Blood and Hybrid Justice, from the Angel’s Blood series.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Sally

I was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales, and still live in a little village just outside. I’ve been happily married for 25 years, am a mother of two, and a grandmother to a beautiful little girl.

What are your hobbies?

I read a substantial amount of books, which my local library can attest to, and my only other hobbies are, my writing, which now consists of two books that have been published, and walking my German shepherd / Husky Cain, who just happens to be named after one of my favourite TV programs main character.

Which writers inspire you?

Now that’s a tough one. I happen to have a little black book with my favourite authors, there are way too many to list them all, but a couple of my favourites are Laurell K. Hamilton, Christine Feehan, Sherillyn kenyon, and J. R. Ward. I bet you can see the connection there. Continue reading “An interview with author Sallyann Phillips”