Author Interviews

Throughout my bookish blogging experience, there are many moments that stand out. Among my favorite is connecting with a broad array of wonderfully talented authors! I've decided to start a spotlight of some of these here. 

Cynthia Harrison writes contemporary women’s novels and crime fiction published by The Wild Rose Press in print and e-book. Cindy has also self-published two indie paranormal novels, a novelette featuring the love story of a minor character from The Paris Notebook and a non-fiction writing manual she used when teaching college freshman creative writing, now in a second e-book edition available on Amazon. Cindy has been blogging since 2002 and is currently posting flash fiction. Cindy is married to super-husband Al.  They have two grown sons and three grandchildren. Cindy and Al live in Michigan and Florida. You can find Cindy's interview here

Mark Rounds author of Commonality Games has been an Air Force officer fuzzing radars in B-52’s, a bouncer in some of Spokane’s least classy bars, a consultant in information technology, geek in a cube in a couple .com’s, folk singer, and currently faculty at the University of Idaho in MIS. He has published papers and conference proceedings on Computer Security, Hacking Motivations, Geographical Information Systems, and Grizzly Bear Habitat. Academically, Mark has a BS in Computer science from Montana State University in 1978, MBA from University of North Dakota in 1985, MS in Computer Science from Washington State University in 2000, and a PhD at the University of Idaho in 2014 focusing in Cyber Security. When he was younger and more foolish, he competed as an IPF power lifter and has a first ascent in Glacier Park on Red Rock Point. Mark’s current hobbies include Civil War Reenacting, Reading, Folk Guitar, competing in Practical Pistol meets, and cooking gourmet food for his wife of 37 years and 3 kids. Mark is also known as a gamer. My full interview with Mark is here.

Johnathan Tindale was the  2018 Award Winner - Best Parenting & Family - Pacific Book Review. Daddy Day Care: a book for new dads and curious mums lifts the lid on the hilarious, bewildering, joyful and maddening experience of being a stay at home dad with his baby daughter.  You can find the review and interview is here

Melissa Hines Helms is the author of the Leah & Rhea book series (middle-grade novels). In addition, to being an author, Melissa is a mom, wife, school psychologists, hu-mom, and co-founder of Helmshines publishing.  You can find the review and interview here.

Lindsay A. Franklin is an award-winning author, award-winning freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. When she’s not exploring the fantastical, she’s exploring the Bible and encouraging young women through her devotional books. You can find my review and interview here.

Kitty Lewis is the Fantasy writer of the series, “Legends of the Lost Tribes”. She said, "I’ve had the world and characters in my head for a long time, in fact, I think I was around 6 or 7 when I first started imagining the earliest parts of it all. It was always just a sort of private fantasy though, the little world I’d escape to in daydreams (or during a boring school lesson!). A few years ago I was trying to work out what I actually wanted to do with my life after a lot of plans and ideas had fallen apart, and I realised I’d already created this entire world, so why not share it with others?" You can finnd my interview with Kitty here. Links to my reviews of the first two books in her 'Legends of the Lost Tribes' series are also available.

I own most of Blake Sebring's books and spoke with him recently. Blake Sebring is the author of eight books  including the novels “The Lake Effect,” “Homecoming Game” and “Lethal Ghost.”I cannot recommend his books enough! Blake worked for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, IN for more than 30 years, winning national awards for his coverage of hockey, tennis, and volleyball. In 2015, he was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He's posted a Q & A here.

Myrna J.Gove is a teacher and author of the book 'Legacy of One-Room Schools'. 

Myrna enjoys speaking about her book and recently discussed the legacy of the one-room schoolhouse at this presentation before the Swiss Community Historical Society. 

You can read more about her research and pictures of one-room schools here.

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