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THE AUTHORS WORDS: Characters Gone Mad

Join JD Holiday for Characters Gone Mad with Authors Karen Vaughan, Mary E. Martin and Gail Hedrick. The authors bring their characters to life in a VERY different way!

The SHOW had a Rocky start. Please listen about 6 and a half minutes in. Thank you! Listen here!

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LAURA HAMILTON FITZ ~ After being caught up in so many murder high rise apartment building and become the building managers there. Another dead body is found in the dumpster. There new domicile includes a bitchy tenant association president by the name of Stella. Challenges the limitations of Laura's anxiety medication on a daily basis.
mysteries over the last years Laura decides to become a crime scene investigator. This happened on her honeymoon with Gerry and they become embroiled in yet another murder mystery. Moving to a
Karen Vaughan's site: karenwritesmurder.com/
Buy Karen Vaughan's books at: www.amazon.com/Karen-Vaughan/e/B004PRN7ZO

ALEXANDER WAINWRIGHT ~ Alexander is Britain’s finest landscape this paintings is the numinous light suffusing his work enthralls his viewers convincing them that they can glimpse the beyond—that which lies beneath, behind or beyond this all too solid world. In his presence, people experience a sense of wisdom but Alex gains as much as they do and he comes away enriched by a profound respect for and love of the human spirit. But Alex also has his nemesis, Rinaldo, a conceptual artist.
painter known as the Master of Light. He has won a prestigious contemporary art for his paint “The Hay Wagon.” What is special about
Mary E. Martin's site: maryemartintrilogies.com
Buy Mary E. Martin's books AT: www.amazon.com/Mary-E.-Martin/e/B002BM7UB2/

EMILY SANDERS ~ Emily is a very practical, tomboy, age 13, in the first helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and discovery.  Scent of Something Sneaky's release date is 9/15
book, Something Stinks!  She takes charge when dead fish start turning up near her aunt’s house.  She tries to round people up to help her, but no one seems to care about dead fish.  She investigates farms, a golf course, and local factories and tests the water with those who do help her leading them into trouble with the law and confrontation with the town's most powerful citizen. In the second book, The Scent of Something Sneaky, Emily is 14, staying at a B&B in N.Carolina mountains, owned by the grandmother of a friend  and the girls are helping at the inn. Both books
Gail Hedrick's site: www.gailehedrick.com
Buy Gail Hedrick's books at: www.amazon.com/Gail-Hedrick/e/B005DM2AU8/

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The Dragon's Loyalty Award!

I want to thank Author, Dellani Oakes for adding me to her Bloggers Dragon's Loyalty Award list. Dellani and I have known each other for many years now, and if there is a list of the MOST Trustworthy people in my life, Dellani is at the top.

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 Here Are The Rules For This Award: 

* Display the award certificate on your website.    >

* Announce your win with a post, and link to whomever presented your award.  (THIS IS THE POST)
Dellani Oakes

* Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. (I have 5)

* Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post. 

 Bette Stevens  http://4writersandreaders.com/

Janet Ruth Heller www.janetruthheller.com

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Carmela Dutra http://www.ablogforyourthoughts.com/

Debbie Roppolo   www.debbieroppolo.weebly.com

* Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Well, I don't know about interesting, but here are some things people might not know about me.

1) My dad past me the writing gene.
Angelo and me, Prom 1969
2) I have a wonderful husband, Angelo.
Jennifer and me in 1975.

<<  3) Angelo and I met when I was 15 and he was 16 on a Blind Halloween Date!

4) I have one daughter,      >>
one son-in-law and one grandson!

The Passaic Fall in Paterson, NJ
5) I can trace my family back to 1791 to the village of Paterson,                                                                                                                                                                                                            >>
 (when it was founded) NJ.

6) I use to tune pianos for a living.

7) I was in my 30's when I started to write.

The Authors' Words: Author Debbie Roppolo

On The Authors' Words: JD Holiday talks with the author Debbie Roppolo.

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Debbie is the author of many short stories including being 2011 Debbie published her first children's book, Amelia Frump and her Peanut Butter Loving, Overactive Imagination which she patterned the character "Amelia" after her own childhood. In 2013,
Amelia Frump...is Cooking Up a Peanut Butter Storm won second place in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. Her book, He's My Brother focuses on how siblings sometimes feel alone after a diagnosis of autism.
published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul.  Klutzin’Around the Christmas Tree was the title for an anthology. In

After Debbie's son, Joseph was diagnosed with autism, she felt the need to raise awareness about the disorder and become an advocate through her writing. Doing research and conversations with her older son Jonathan, she discovered that siblings sometimes feel alone after a diagnosis of autism. There is little focus on their thoughts and emotions, and they are are forced to cope alone.

He's My Brother was written with the intent of bringing awareness to this situation in addition to supplying information about autism.

Show:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2015/07/28/the-authors-words-on-the-world-of-ink-network

Site: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-authors-words-author-debbie-roppolo.html

WOW! Authors, Can You Believe this! >Facebook Wants a Cut of eBook Sales on Its Social Network by Nate Hoffelder, IN A NUTSHELL!

Facebook Wants a Cut of eBook Sales on Its Social Network
 by Nate Hoffelder

 Authors and publishers have been selling books on Facebook for over six years now by setting up shops with 3rd-party services, and now Facebook wants to get into the act.

Buzzfeed reports that Facebook has finally woken up to the idea that commerce is possible any place where people congregate:

 The company is building out shops within Facebook Pages, essentially mini e-commerce sites that give businesses a chance to set up second homes within its walls. The shops are still in the testing phase, but some already feature “buy” buttons that allow the entire shopping experience to occur within Facebook — from product discovery to checkout.

“With the shop section on the page, we’re now providing businesses with the ability to showcase their products directly on the page,” Facebook product marketing manager Emma Rodgers told BuzzFeed News.

 If it works, bringing storefronts directly to Facebook Pages could have a transformative effect on online commerce, as retailers embrace the platform not just to inform their customers, but to sell directly to them. That's interesting, but not for the reason everyone thinks.

 If you want to read the rest of the article, go to: http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/16/facebook-wants-a-cut-of-ebook-sales-on-its-network/

It's Story Time: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne & The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller.

It's Story Time: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne & The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller.
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Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog~
 Charlene the Star makes new friends in this exciting adventure. She wants to win a special award for jumpers. She must learn important things if she wants to reach her goal. Does she succeed? How does Hattie react when she sees the headline in The Gazette? Why is Cherish so afraid? Your child will be fascinated with the amusing adventures of Charlene and her friends. Children will be entertained and learn important life lessons.

Buy: www.amazon.com/Charlene-Bentley-Bulldog-Deanie-Humphrys-Dunne/dp/1612862446/ 
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne's Site: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com


The Passover Surprise ~
In The Passover Surprise, a young Jewish girl named Lisa gets very upset when her father Harvey plays favorites and gives a stamp album to her younger brother.  She feels strongly that she equally deserves the album.  Eventually, Lisa calmly talks to Harvey about her problem and they become closer.  The story, set around 1960, includes details about her father’s experiences as a soldier during World War II that are based on my own father’s years in the Army.

 Janet Ruth Heller's Site: www.janetruthheller.com
Buy: www.amazon.com/Passover-Surprise-Janet-Ruth-Heller-ebook/dp/B00UCGD0Z4/


Bullies: Small People

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain

A lot of young people and adults have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day. 

The adult bullies do all the things most people do who are decent people, BUT they bully others who do not fit into their circle of friends, relatives, and those they grew up with. They make fun of, shout and stare at, imitate, use ethnic and sexual slurs and lie about others, and teach all this to their children. 

Some of the reasons bullies pick on others are to make their friends laugh, make themselves feel power over others and show others they are someone to be feared. Their victims say they are treated to their bullying on the streets, in stores and even, YES, in church. Bullies tell others their lies about those they bully to get new followers, (more none thinkers  for themselves people,) to join them. They are a tribe.  Tribe : any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tribe
Bullying happens when someone is hurt or scare by another person or group of people on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. These bullies do it to the same people over and over. We all have heard of young people and some adults who have killed themselves over being bullied. The victims sometimes need to get away and this seems to be the only way out for them.
IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED know you're not alone. There are people everywhere going through the same things you do every day.  It's HARD to imagine BUT True. Bullies are small people.

 Being Bullied: http://ncpamd.com/bullying-thru-life-cycle/

MORE ON BULLYING: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/stopbullyingnow-says-here-is-what-you.html

Sherlock Holmes - The Case Study ~Reblogged from: Bookish Quotes

Reblogged from: Bookish Quotes   http://bookquotes.booklikes.com/post/1194546/sherlock-holmes-the-case-study

I don't know anyone who doesn't know or like Sherlock Holmes. This sophisticated gentleman gained more respect and likeliness than any other know fictional detective regardless of how irritating, stubborn and sassy guy he is. Well, who doesn't like intelligent and witty badass boys? ;-)

Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin from The Guardian looked through Sherlock's adventures and ended up with impressive number of data presented in elegant infographics. Love them! To see all click here.


Original post:



He hedged closer and squatted down, hesitantly touching the boy’s face. The skin was unusually cold...

He hedged closer and squatted down, hesitantly touching the boy’s face. The skin was unusually cold, and the cheek dented in easily, like clay. Max jumped back falling on his backside...
The Boy In The Leaves
from Stories & Imaginings For The Reading Spot by JD Holiday

Read a small part from The Boy In The Leaves:

BUY: http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Imaginings-Reading-Spot-Holiday/dp/0981861466/

THE AUTHORS WORDS: Characters Gone Mad Addition~

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THE AUTHORS WORDS: Characters Gone Mad Addition~ Join JD Holiday and co-host Karen Vaughan
 for Characters Gone Mad Addition.

Authors Dellani Oakes, J.P. Lane and A.F. Stewart bring their characters to life in a VERY different way!

 Maria Echevarría ~ A stunningly beautiful
socialite turned recluse, Maria Echevarría is also a ruthless killer who heads the powerful Echevarría Cartel, Colombia's leading drug cartel. A brilliant business woman, she immediately set about expanding the cartel's markets and building a huge complex of cocaine labs, producing up to twenty tons of cocaine a month.
From The Tangled Web by J.P. Lane.  www.amazon.com/The-Tangled-Web-international-intrigue-ebook/dp/B007Z5Y3ZQ

J.P. Lane's site: authorjplane.blogspot.com/
Wilhelm (Wil) Vanlipsig is an 86 year old man who looks 26. He was genetically enhanced when he was a young man and hasn't aged a day since then.  Wil won't say he's a complicated man, far from it. He's pretty straight forward. Have an insurmountable problem? Call the Lone Wolf and consider it done.  From Lone Wolf by Delani Oakes. www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Dellani-Oakes/dp/193517150X/

Dellani Oakes' site: dellanioakes.wordpress.com

Fairyland is situated next to Wonderland and down the lane from Camelot.
Detective Piper is on the Fairyland Police force. He ferrets out suspects and investigate crime on the streets and in the lanes. He searches for a missing pumpkin, hunting for an arsonist, wondering what the future holds in a series of crystal ball robberies, and dealing with spells, curses and other strange happenings.
From Fairy Tale Fusion by A.F. Stewart. www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tale-Fusion-F-Stewart-ebook/dp/B00G1RJUCA

A.F. Stewart's site: afallon.bravesites.com/

CO-Host Karen Vaughan: http://karenwritesmurder.com/



Author Dellani Oakes talks about her books: Lone Wolf & Shakazan. 

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Conduct Unbecoming: A Teague McMurty Novel 

Among her published works are: The Ninja Tattoo and Under the Western Sky. Plus Indian Summer, Lone Wolf and Shakazan which were published by Second Wind Publishing. Dellani also self-published a romantic suspense novel, Conduct Unbecoming which came out October 3 of this year.
The Maker, Book 3 in the Lone Wolf Series is coming soon 2015. She hosts two shows right here on Red River Radio Network – Dellani's Tea Time the second Monday of each month, @ 4:00 PM Eastern and What's Write for Me, every fourth Wednesday @ 4:00 PM Eastern on Blog Talk Radio.
Lone Wolf
The year is 3032 and mankind has expanded far beyond Earth’s galaxy. Matilda Dulac is a member of the Galactic Mining Guild. With her lover, Marc Slatterly, she works in a small mining ship in deep space. Their well ordered life if suddenly thrown into chaos when one miner arrives with a load of Trimagnite, a highly toxic liquid ore. Enter the Lone Wolf. Wil VanLipsig, known as the Lone Wolf, arrives to take the Trigmagnite off their hands. Is it a coincidence for him to show up on Marc’s ship years after Marc thought he’d killed Wil? Or is this the beginning of something far more insidious? The Lone Wolf is book in a new science fiction series by Dellani Oakes.

Beginning where Lone Wolf left off, we join Wil VanLipsig and Matilda Dulac as they continue their epic sci-fi adventure. John Riley is gone. He disappeared with the help of an ancient transportation device. They hope he's dead, but can't count on it. He's far too dangerous.
With the help of some new friends, they trek across the galaxy, venturing further into deep space. They arrive at a long forgotten planet – Shakazhan, heart of a legendary warrior race, The Timokuan.
Find  Dellani Oakes at: dellanioakes.wordpress.com
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The Authors' Words

The Authors' Words 
is a show that showcases authors with Q&A .