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Author interview: Walter M. Williams III

It is with great pleasure we welcome author Walter M. Williams III to #SymposiumSaturday

About the Author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio) 11048604_10156038341085114_1814009266482682119_n

As you are undoubtedly aware, my name, is Walter M. Williams III. Though I have a degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Homeland Security, I am actually in the process of learning more about teaching.

 

What are your hobbies?

Sadly, I used to read a lot more. Or, actually, I should rephrase that, I used to read a lot more books. Then it seems like one day I found myself reading an increasing number of articles, and studies, then books fell to the wayside. I have been trying to get back into the habit of reading books just for the pleasure of reading, and kick the habit of feeling like I need to read in order to learn something, or study even when there is nothing to study for.

Outside of reading, I really enjoy research (old habits die hard), working out whenever I have the chance, and video games.

 

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Author interview: Louise G White

I take great pleasure introducing one of my favourite authors from 2015, Louise G White, creator of The Calling, Chasing the Demon, and Pledged, all books in her remarkable Gateway series.

If you haven’t already picked up some of her work, she comes highly recommended.

About the Author

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

meHello K.J, Thanks for having me.

I was born and raised on the west coast of Scotland where it’s fairly cold for most of the year but also very beautiful. I am part of a large, very close family. Rather dysfunctional at times, it just makes for a more interesting life. I’ve learned a lot of skills through the years, in particular during my nursing years and whilst working as a police constable. I put a great deal of what I’ve learned into my writing.

 

 

What are your hobbies?

I love to spend time with my family and friends. I’m a fan of holidays, rollercoasters and all things Disney. As a keen swimmer, I’m a member of the local club and I’m there two or three times a week. I also walk a lot and visit/explore the local Islands and mountains.

Which writers inspire you?

Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Stacia Kane and Holly Black. These authors all create believable  characters no matter how fantastical the circumstances.

For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or paper/hard back books?

Either works fine for me, K.J. but e-books are much more convenient whilst out and about.

What are you reading at present?

I’ve just finished Rose Montague’s, Jewel, and I loved it. Continue reading “Author interview: Louise G White”

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Author interview: Val Tobin

Today I am welcoming author Val Tobin, author of The Valiant Chronicles (book one and two), Injury, and Storm Lake. Not to mention her other works featured in anthologies.

About the author

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

Formerly a software/web developer, Val Tobin now spends her time writing and workingval-tobin-author-profile-600x400 on a master’s degree. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angel Therapy Practitioner® with advanced training, certified by Doreen Virtue in Kona, Hawaii. Val contributed a story to Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue’s book Angel Words. She has published three novels and some short stories, available on Amazon and at other retailers.

 

What are your hobbies?

Reading. That’s it. I’m consumed by books.

Which writers inspire you?

Nora Roberts, Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien. Too many more to list.

For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or paper/hard back books?

Paperback, but it’s more convenient to take my tablet when I travel.

What are you reading at present?

Nora Roberts’s Daring to Dream, Tom Benson’s  The Welcome, Lee Child’s Personal. Continue reading “Author interview: Val Tobin”