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Four Members of Long Island Authors Group shed light and insights on what it’s like to be a published writer, and the Importance of Belonging to a Group. Enjoy the YouTube video of their panel discussion on The Writer’s Dream. Search YouTube for The Writer’s Dream to see over 100 author interviews about writing publishing and marketing books.

 

 

Lois W. Stern, publisher of sixTales2Inspire® books and creator of its short story annual contest. Tales2Inspire® has gone global, enabling talented authors to get the recognition they deserve. Get a FREE sampler of six of those winning stories for your Kindle or Nook at: www.tales2Inspire.com/gift

Anne Coltman is an Author of Poetry and Literary Fiction. She enjoyed an extensive career with International Organizations and is widely travelled. Her love of the arts and family has inspired her writing of two books of Poetry – For the Love of Grandma and Charming Expressions: Capturing Life, Recalling Times & Enjoying Nature, as well as a Novel – Scarred with Fortune. Anne’s poetry has also been published in the Suffolk County Poetry Anthology 2017 and the Bards Poetry Anthology 2017. She is currently the Vice-President of the Long Island Authors Group and Host of the LIAG First Wednesday Gatherings. booksbyannecoltman.com

 Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007. He has numerous published short stories to his credit, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee. He has two published books, Remnant (2010, sci-fi/speculative) and Oddities & Entities (2012, horror/supernatural/paranormal). His books have been recognized in the National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, and Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. http://www.rolandallnach.com/

With the introduction of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, Linda Maria Frank has been launching her career as author. Inspired by a childhood passion for Nancy Drew mysteries and the popular television series, CSI, she successfully married an appealing heroine (Annie Tillery) with gripping story plots to create a new fiction series. The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys will have you turning pages, fascinated by the background stories and forensic science that make these books a must read for mystery fans. Frank also produces “The Writer’s Dream”, a local access TV show, interviewing authors about their craft.

Web sites: http://lindamariafrank.com/ Facebook pages: Official Fans of the Madonna Ghost, and The Writer’s Dream.

 

                                                                            

 

 

 

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A Marketing Opportunity for Us All

I want to thank LOIS W. STERN for this neat marketing idea and pass it along to all of you. Here is a way to help market yourself while helping your fellow authors. The basic idea is to respond to ten questions about something you’re currently writing, a book or story you just published or are about to publish.


Would you like your newest book and URL link added to this AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME?

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AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME

LOIS W. STERN

Lois W. Stern's heart warming and inspiring stories from around the world.

Lois W. Stern’s heart warming and inspiring stories from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINDA MARIA FRANK

 

 

 

LINDA’S INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

1. What is your working title for your book/story?

I write a mystery series aimed at girls of all ages, Annie Tillery Mysteries. The three books in the series are: The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys.

2.Where did the idea come from for your books?

The idea to write a mystery series came from my experiences in my teaching career. I  taught forensic science, and I wrote case studies for my students to solve to pique their  interest in the course. I loved the Nancy Drew Mysteries when I was a kid. I combined the two ideas, took some writing courses, and I call my endeavor, Nancy Drew meets CSI.

3. What genre does you book fall under?    YA mystery.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

This is a very difficult question to answer. Since most of my characters are young, I would have to choose very young talent. Or someone who can look very young. I think Emma Stone could be Annie Tillery. Maybe Tristan Wildes for Cedric Zeeks. The most difficult one would be to find a match for Ty Egan, Annie’s boyfriend. Let’s try Kevin G. Schmidt. The twins I leave to central casting in Turkey.

5.What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

I’ll give you a one sentence synopsis for the Annie Tillery Mystery Series.  If you love a mystery, great forensic science or a ghost story, you can grab some pure entertainment by entering the world of “Nancy Drew Meets CSI”., where girl detective, Annie Tillery,  navigates her way through intriguing plots with a great supporting cast , narrowly escaping the dangers that keep those pages turning.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I am an Indy published author.

7. How long did it take you to writer the first draft of your manuscript?

The Madonna Ghost and Girl with Pencil, Drawing took a year each.

Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys took two years.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Believe it or not, Nancy Drew still sells. A more modern mystery series is The Gallagher Girls.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I was motivated to write this series by a combination of life experiences;

teaching forensic science, wanting to inspire my female students to aim for challenging careers, and my love of mysteries.

10. What else about the book might pique the readers interest?

My books have intricate plots with good forensic science and a cast of young, smart, and engaging characters. They are page turners, and just pure fun. If you like a FUN MYSTERY, try Annie Tillery Mysteries.

 

 

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Fellow authors: Here is an interesting idea for a promotion that spreads like a geometric progression. Check out this website for The Next Best Thing. http://tales2inspire.com/?p=1617

 

 

the next best1

A Marketing Opportunity for Us All

I want to thank Lois W. Stern for this neat marketing idea. Here is a way to help market yourself while helping your fellow authors. The basic idea is to respond to ten questions about something you’re currently writing, a book or story you just published or are about to publish.


Would you like your newest book and URL link added to this AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME?

If so, just follow the directions below ‘My Authors’ Hall of Fame’.

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Lois W. Stern, author of “Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery” and “Tick, Tock, Stop the Clock”, is reaching out to authors through her website,Tales2Inspire.com. As the title suggests, she is urging authors to submit short stories for the contest on her website that inspire through humor or pathos, and are up-lifting.

Linda Maria Frank, author of Annie Tillery Mysteries, has created and produced The Writer’s Dream, a TV show for authors. The finalists from Tales2Inspire will be afforded a half-hour interview on the show.

The authors who are finalists will have their ‘tale’ published in a Tales2Inspire™ anthology/ collection with their mini-biography, photo and link to their website included.

A personal, live recorded interview on the Tales2Inspire™ blog radio show, posted for six months, will be linked from their photo on the Author Tales screen.

An opportunity to appear on The Writer’s Dream, a rapidly growing Cablevision Long Island TV show is the other perk. Authors may record a video from the comfort of their home. Send it to Stern and Frank, and they will do the rest.

Finalists will be able to use the DVD from the show on all social media and their websites. The aim of both authors is to encourage the publication of up-lifting stories on the web, and to give authors a venue for showcasing their work.

VISIT THE WEBSITE: http://www.Tales2Inspire.com

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