Sunday, March 30, 2014

Checkin' Back In

Last Week
Greetings once again family, friends and maybe a fan or two. I hope you all met Kirstin Pulioff last week and entered the Rafflecopter for some great giveaways. It was a fun event put on by Author's Social Media Support Group. My interview with Christoph Fischer can be found here.

Dream Weaver & Rock Star are only $0.99 on
Amazon Kindle!

Today's guest has been here before and I just wanted to check back in with her and see what she's been up to since we last talked. So let's get to it.

YEAH! Go SEAHAWKS!!
Stevie Kopas
Stevie, tell us what's new since we last talked to you?
I completed Haven, book 2 in The Breadwinner Trilogy, and that was published just last month on February 14th!
 
What are your future book plans?
At the moment I've begun working on the final book in The Breadwinner Trilogy.  At this time it is still untitled and I have plans to release late in the year.  Perhaps around Christmas time.
 
How did your latest book launch go?
It was great!  There were a lot of people really excited to continue the adventure and read Haven after they finished The Breadwinner.  I've received lots of praise for the book and I'm so grateful for everyone who has helped me and supported me through my writing process.  It pays off when people enjoy your work and are excited to get their hands on your new material.
 
What's the most important thing you've learned about writing? What's made you grow as a writer?
The most important thing I've learned about writing is that you can't hold back any emotion when you do it.  Any emotion.  Whether that be happiness, excitement, anger, disappointment, etc.  Emotion and experience in itself has made me grow as a writer, and I channel all of the good, the bad and the ugly of the real world into the fiction that I write.
 
Anyone you want to give a shout out to?
Of course I want to shout out to my readers, you are all so loved!  Thanks for the support and enthusiasm!  Also to Shana Festa, The Bookie Monster, she's a real help to indie horror authors and shows unending support for her fellow authors as well as a passion for reading and writing.  I've also got a writing and editorial gig through networking with other writers and professionals in the field.  I'm now the associate editor of a site called Horror Metal Sounds and we cover pretty much anything horror, Ken, the site owner has also been very supportive of my writing and in helping me grow as a writer and professional in horror.
 
What website or tool have you found most helpful as an author?
The Self Publisher's Showcase is a really great site dedicated to helping the indie author community.  They have a huge Twitter following and are eager to help indie authors connect and grow.  In addition to this, I really enjoy Bublish, it's a book sampling site that allows authors to discuss the sample from the book and give some insight into what's going on either in the character's head, in the book, etc.
 
And here's how to find Miss Stevie:
Twitter:  @ApacoTaco
 
Tell us where we can find your books.
As with the first book, The Breadwinner, Haven can be found on any major eBook retailer. And I permanently reduced the price of The
Breadwinner down to 99 cents!
 
Stevie, thanks for stopping by today and sharing your news and books with us. It's always fun to hear how folks are doing, and maybe find a new fav read, or a great website, or even a new friend. I wish you all the best with both of your books and your journey as a writer.

My Thanks
And thank you to all of you who stopped by to check out the news and spend a couple of minutes with us. 

And as always...
Dare to Dream!
Su

                                                                                                                                       

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AUTHOR KIRSTIN STEIN PULIOFF


In my previous post, I gave you a list of author interviews for the ASMG Author Interview Blog Hop. Well, today is my turn to present another great indie author, and her name is Kirstin Stein Pullioff. (Mine posts Monday March 24 on Christoph Fischer's blog.) It has been my honor and pleasure to meet and get to know Kirstin a little bit. So I am very pleased to introduce her to you!