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Today’s Tease…Sandra Shrewsbury

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Sandra Shrewsbury

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  Sandra Shrewsbury

Title of the book you are promoting:  Outside The Addiction – A Mother’s Story

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Outside-Addiction-Mothers-Sandra-Shrewsbury-ebook/dp/B00ERYQ5RM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1392760977&sr=1-1&keywords=sandra+shrewsbury

 Genre: Non Fiction

 Welcome  SS….I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?

SS: I have always wanted to be a nurse, so I could take care of everyone and help make them better.

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?

SS: I would have to say it was Author Genevieve Scholl, She has been there every step of the way through this journey. She was the one who told me I needed to write this book.

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?

SS: I am an Indie

LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?

SS: I really don’t know, I have not dealt with publisher before so I don’t know how it would be.

LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies!  Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?

SS: Vin Diesel and we would not be talking much at all.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

SS: I want all the hate and judging to go away. I think if people would love more and not be so judging the world would be a better place.

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

SS:  I do look at the covers first, if it catches my eye I usually read it. I also like paperbacks to read better then e-books.

LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?

SS:  I wrote in a journal when I was young but I never wanted to be a writer until now.

LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?

SS:  It has to catch me from the beginning or I lose interest and won’t finish it. I love action, romance and paranormal.

LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?

SS: Mine are from my life experiences

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?

SS: Yes part two of my first book. It will be titled Aftermath Of An addiction. The cover reveal will be on March 7th, 2014 and it will be released in May 2014. I am also doing my first YA book called Spirit Riders which will be out this fall.

LH: I have 6 books out. How many books have you written? How many have been published?

SS:  I have one published and I am working on two now.

LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?

SS: I have a message I want to get out there to my readers. I am not in this to become rich or famous.

LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?

SS: I have and I had to stop writing for a while and then I would go back in a few days and it was back.

LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?

SS: I would say let nothing stop you, just keep writing.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

SS:  I would have to say that if I could change one thing it would be that my daughter never would have become an addict.

LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?

SS: I would have to say my father and I would tell him how much I love him because I never did and it was too late after he had past away.

LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?

SS:  I would tell my family and I would be shocked.

Thank you for that honest and real interview SS…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage?  coffee

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble bath

Favorite Color? Green

Take out or Dine in? Dine in

Camping or Hotel? Camping

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate

Dogs or Cats? cats

Favorite Food? Seafood

Favorite Song? I have so many

Favorite Movie? Ghost

Favorite Car? 1967 Mustang

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉  Both

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?

SS:  I would have to say Ireland and I would take my niece Kathy with me and we would explore everything there. I have always wanted to go there because my family came from Ireland. Maybe find a Irish man to hang out with too.

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Sandra Shrewsbury’s

Outside The Addiction – A Mother’s Story

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Katie Mcknight

Katie Mcknight is not only an awesome author, she is a genuine, sweet and very kind person.

Go check out the second installment of my interview with her 😉

http://writergirlkatie.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/interview-with-leanna-harrow/

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“The only way to  make it through these trying times is with massive amounts of chocolate.” and yes, you may quote me 😉

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Being honest with yourself isn’t easy but its where you have to start.” and yes, you may quote me 😉

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Today’s Tease…Shannon Schoolcraft

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Shannon Schoolcraft
Your Name or Pen Name you use: Shannon Schoolcraft
Title of the book you are promoting: Carmen Stone My Life In Darkness
Link to purchase your Book: http://www.amazon.com, http://www.xlibris.com, http://www.barns&noble.com
Genre: Fiction

Welcome SS…I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?
SS: Thank you for having me Leanna. When I was younger I wanted to be a singer/song writer and an author.
LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?
SS: I really like books. R.L Stine was my influence.
LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?
SS: I self published my first book.
LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?
SS: I wouldn’t mind being published by a traditional publisher because I think it a way it would be easier.
LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies! Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?
SS: I would invite Ian Somerholder and I would not discuss movies.
LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors. Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?
SS: Yes there is to much sex and violence in the world, I’m nor concerned, concerned, but if it gets worse I will be concerned.
LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?
SS: If I could change one thing in the world, I would make sure nobody goes hungry.
LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?
SS: Well to be honest, when I look at a book I look at the cover first and if I like the cover I will read the back. If the back is good I would buy it. But well written books are the best no matter if you but them on line or a book store.
LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?
SS: When I was a kid I always liked to write, it was my favorite and it still is. I started writing when I was 12.
LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story? SS: I picture myself as the characters and get a sense of how the feel and what they are going through.
LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?
SS: For me, I’ll just be sitting there and a bunch of ideas will hit me out of the blue and then I start writing.
LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?
SS: I’m currently working on a book, it’s a lot different then what I normally write.
LH: I’m working on #6…5 are published and the other is due out this year… How many books have you written? How many have been published?
SS: I’ve written 13 books and only have 1 published so far.
LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?
SS: I write for fun because it’s something I enjoy doing.
LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?
SS: The only problem I’ve had is most of my family didn’t see the point of me writing. They didn’t think I would get any ware. But now that I have my first book published they are still a little indifferent. My mom and dad always supported me, well mostly my dad.
LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?
SS: I just keep writing.
LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?
SS: My advice for new writers would be, if this is something you love to do, keep doing it, you will get somewhere.
bI would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
SS: I wouldn’t change any thing.
LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?
SS: I would probably faint or something like that, I’m a shy person and would probably fumble over my words, I’m not good with talking. The first person I would tell would most likely be my twin brother.

Thanks for that fun and frank interview SS…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? water
Exercise or Bubble Bath? Exercise then bubble bath.
Favorite Color? Black
Take out or Dine in? Dine in
Camping or Hotel? Hotel, I’m not much of a camper.
Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? I like both
Favorite Food? Spaghetti
Favorite Song? Breath by Braking Benjamin
Favorite Movie? Too many to choose from
Favorite Car? Dodges
Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Chocolate mostly

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?
SS: I would go to Hawaii, with again Ian Somerholder and would check out the store or practice surfing.

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Today’s Tease…Kristy Brown

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Kristy Brown

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  Kristy Brown, K.R.Brown

Title of the book you are promoting:  Twisted Fate

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Fate-Series-Volume/dp/1491237783/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Welcome  KB…I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?

KB: As a child I wanted to be a lawyer, but that changed when I started school.  I then wanted to be a writer.

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?

KB: I have had so many influences through the years.  The ones that really made me decide to go toward Paranormal Romance were Cheyenne McCray, Christina Dodd.

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?

KB: I am a Indie author at the moment, but my hope is to be “discovered”.

LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?

KB: I would and dream to be with a traditional publisher, the reasons are because they can give you outlets that you can’t get with being Indie. Such as giving you help to promote your books.  They can get your book into book stores, when you are Indie it isn’t that easy.

LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies!  Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?

KB: So many choices for this one.  I think I would have to go with Joe Manganiello.  Like you said I wouldn’t be talking about movies.

LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors.  Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?

KB: I believe that sex and violence are ingrained with our world. It is becoming so common place that you can see a naked woman on normal TV.  It worries me because I have children, I don’t want them to see the way the world is turning to sex and violence all the time.  The image on the TV is what our children grow up to be.  I don’t want either of my children to feel they have to be stick thin.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

KB: Poverty, I would want to find a way to help people live better lives.  Having no money to live on makes things so much harder.

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

KB: I think that a great book cover can bring in many readers, but with that said I also believe that you have to have a great story as well.

LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?

KB: I started when I was in middle school around the age of 10.  Have always loved to write.

LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?

KB: Being able to see the characters in my mind.  When they decide to make it a movie I can say I can see that person playing that character.

LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?

KB: I am pretty much the same way.  I don’t do an outline or anything.  I do keep track of my characters though hahaha

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?

KB: Yes I am, I am writing the 3rd book to my twisted fate series.  Then in November I do NaNoWriMo.

LH: I’m working on #6…5 are published and the other one is due out this year… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

KB: I have written 5 only 1 is published at this moment.

LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?

KB: A little of both, I love that I can write something that people will love to read.  At the same time I like money.

LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?

KB: None, they are all very supportive of what I am doing. 🙂

LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?

KB: Not really block, it is more I am not too sure how the movie in my head will go. So I have to let it roll in my mind to see what way I want.

LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?

KB: Don’t let reviews keep you from being who you are.  No matter what you write be true to your story.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

KB: Hmm this is a hard one.  If I could go back I think I would work out more.  Tell myself to be better at the things I know I can do.

LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?

KB: Another hard one, I think I would go back and find the person who invented cigarettes and tell him not to. Tell him that by just that one invention he was pretty much the reason for thousands of deaths.

LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?

KB: First I would blush to the roots of my hair.  Second I would be jumping up and down screaming about how happy I was.  It is a dream to have a book made into a show but it isn’t a deal breaker in my life.  I would tell my husband J

Thanks for that fun and interesting interview KB…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Cherry Coke

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath

Favorite Color? Red

Take out or Dine in? Dine In

Camping or Hotel? Hotel

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? Both!

Favorite Food? Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Favorite Song? Don’t really have A song.

Favorite Movie? Rose Red

Favorite Car? Mini Van 🙂

Sex or Chocolate? Both!

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?

KB: This one is easy for me, I would go to Ireland.  I have a calling to go overseas and see the amazing things there. I would bring my husband, who I have been with for almost fifteen years.  The journey would be a great vacation.  We would hop from place to place seeing the standing stones, and the fields of green.

I love to take photos so I would need to have a hard drive for use this vacation.  After Ireland we would go to Scotland.  I would find the people that I have meet online and connect with them.  To see the world in this way would be a dream come true.  We would then go to Cairo to see the pyramids. Connect with the past in a way I can’t here in the US.

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Kristy Brown’s 

Twisted Fate

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