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Author Interview with Skye Turner

A Little on the Personal Side:

1. If you weren’t an author, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an author, I’d love to own a coffeeshop/bakery. Or be a reporter. I went to school for Broadcast Journalism.

2. What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you?

1- I’m terrified of anything scary. Like terrified. Like hide under the covers and cry when a horror movie is on. Once I went to a horror movie with an ex and I STILL have nightmares about it. I’m a gigantic chicken.

2- I don’t drink soda. At all. Ever.

3- I don’t reread books. I think I’ve reread like 3 books in my entire life, not counting Alluring Turmoil when I was editing.

3. Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself?

I have the best job in the world and my two employers call me Mommy. My babies are almost 6 and 4. I was never certain I would be able to have children due to some serious health issues and my husband and I were blessed with two of them. They are my world and not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for them. Even on the days when I want to beat my head against a wall.

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Author Interview with Jo Linsdell

Today on Page to Page Promos is author Jo Linsdell. Here’s Jo’s interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? Definitely something creative. I’m already an illustrator in addition to being an author so I’d probably develop that career more.
  • What types of books do you read? All types. I love mystery and suspense novels but also love a good chick lit. Recently I’ve been reading a lot of non fiction books (mostly writing and marketing related). As a mum of two little boys I also read a lot of children’s books. I’m often contacted by publishers and authors with requests to review their books and so sometimes try out new genres as well as my favorites. As a writer I think it’s important to read a lot and experiment with new material.
  • When you are not writing where can you be found? With my family and friends. I love shopping, reading, baking cakes, and working out to Dance 4 on my wii. I like to watch my favorite TV shows (currently Suits, Castle, and Person of Interest) and movies.

A Little on the Professional Side:

  • Where do you draw your inspiration from? It can come from anywhere really. I’m a social media junky and often get ideas from posts I see on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.  Blog posts can also spark ideas for non fiction projects. Sometimes it’s just a quote I’ve read or a program I’ve watched on TV. For my children’s picture books, my kids inspire me a lot. For my non fiction I’m often inspired by discussions in my writers groups. For me, it’s not a problem to come up with new ideas. The hard part is picking which ones to develop.
  • How do you connect with your readers? (book clubs, online chats, etc) I live in Italy and my fan base and target audience is in other countries. This means I do most of my networking and connecting online. I use my social media profiles and pages  a lot. I also often do live events via social media like Twitter interviews, Facebook Wall Chats, and Google+ hangouts. I take part in online groups and book clubs. I also do presentations and webinars at online conferences and events. I’ve set up an account with Authorgraph.com so I can do virtual book signings and sometimes do virtual visits using Skype or Google+ hangouts.
  • What is your thought on eBooks being the new way to read? I love statistics and the stats for eBook sales prove it’s a growing market. In 2012 Amazon eBook sales increased by 70% on 2011. Although the eBook market is flattening out a bit this year (which was expected), due to the competition from Apple, Amazon have now launched Kindle MatchBook which allows customers who have bought the print version to get the kindle version for free, $0.99, $1.99 or $2.99. When it comes to eBook vs print neither one is better than the other. They both offer pro’s and con’s. Different readers have different preferences and needs. There’s space for both and it’s nice to see that retailers have realized that.

A Little Quick Fire:

*When it comes to books*

Good Guys or Bad Guys? Bad guys. They tend to have more layers to their personalities.

Fiction or Non-Fiction? Can I pick both? I’ve been reading more non fiction recently but love a good fiction.

Handwritten or PC typed? PC.

Cozy Nook or Outdoors Oasis? Cozy Nook.

Happily Ever After or Nail-biter? Happily ever after.

Writing or Reading? Again, tough one. Writing wins though.

*When it comes to you*

Ice Cream or Cake? Can I have both? I love sweet stuff.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Where ever chocolate is one of the choices, it wins. I’m a total chocoholic.

Coffee or Tea? Tea (I’m a true Brit ;))

Dress Up or Dress Down? Dress up. I always feel better when I make a bit of effort.

Barefoot or Shoes? I’m a shoeaholic.

Cook or Order Out? Given the choice, order out. It’s not always simple though as I’m celiac and so can’t eat in a lot of places.

Online Presence:

Website: http://www.JoLinsdell.com

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/JoLinsdell

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JoLinsdell

Goodreads: http://www.Goodreads.com/JoLinsdell

Additional links: http://www.amazon.com/author/JoLinsdell

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Book titles and their corresponding sell links:

1 Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home

2 Out and About at the Zoo

3 Fairy May

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Author Interview with Regina Frame

Today in The Page to Page Promo’s Author Interview Series we welcome Regina Frame! Here’s Regina’s interview:

A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?  Manager of a Medical Practice
  • What is your all-time favorite book?  Bared to you by Sylvia Day
  • What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you?   I ride a motorcycle (CanAm Spyder).  I play the piano,  I donate a portion of each book sale to the Humane Society to help homeless animals.
  • What types of books do you read?  Romance, Erotica
  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like?  I love being able to let my imagination run wild. I can do things to my fictional boyfriend that I couldn’t with my husband.  Lol !     I hate having days where I stare at a blank page and nothing comes to me until bedtime, and when that happens my mind won’t quite down!
  • When you are not writing where can you be found?  Playing with my two year old grandson,  playing with our three dogs or reading.
  • Do you have a favorite place to write?  The kitchen table. I like being in the middle of all the action.   I do my best writing with background noise, even if it’s my favorite CD.
  • Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself?   Love and Compassion for all animals.

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Author Interview with Paula Hrbacek

Today in The Page to Page Promo’s Author Interview Series we are interviewing Paula Hrbacek! Here’s Paula’s interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? I’ve always wanted to write, but I enjoy working with youth, too.  Being a leader for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts were some of the best times I’ve had.  After my kids outgrew those programs, I went back to college and earned certification for teaching art.  I did that for two years, and then the school closed.  Now, I’ve combined those two loves, and I write a newspaper column about children’s arts and crafts that has art lesson plans, crafts for youth groups such as scouts, and other programs like summer camp and after school care.  I’ve even published the plans I wrote for Cub Scout Summer Day Camp, in a book called “Day Camp in Hawaii”.  I know how much time it takes for leaders and teachers to find good plans, so while I can’t do it myself anymore, I hope my books and articles will make their jobs a little easier.
  • What types of books do you read? I like sweet, mild or clean books.  I usually read romance, mystery and suspense.  I also read self-help books and psychology.  My romance novels have psychology in them, as I hope it will make the characters more real and the solutions more plausible.
  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? Writing a book is a lot like getting married.  It starts out being the best idea you’ve ever had, and you just know you can do it.  You’re excited, in love with the idea, and can’t see any faults with your choice.  Then, you get it outlined, and the basic plot going, but things happen to the characters that you didn’t plan on.  You row with the flow, hope, pray, and do your best with it.  But when the book is half done, you come up with a problem that you can’t solve.   At this point, you have a choice, just like with marriage.  You can quit, you can separate for a while and come back to it later, or you can talk it out and come to a compromise.  I have several half-finished manuscripts that I divorced.  All authors do.  They’re like old boyfriends that just didn’t work out.  But the ones you finish are quite satisfying.  It’s worth the effort to work it out.
  • Do you have a favorite place to write? Alone and at home.  When I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation.  I’ve tried taking a lap top with me, but authors need a vacation, too.  I need to focus on what I’m doing.

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Author Interview with Jordyn Meryl

First up on The Page to Page Promo’s Author Interview Series is Jordyn Meryl! Here’s Jordyn’s interview.

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A Little on the Personal Side:

What is your all-time favorite book? The Great Gatsby

What types of books do you read? Mysteries, stories set in the early Egyptian era and the Camelot/Merlin tales.

What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? What I love is seeing a story form and take on a life of its own.  I dislike editing. After allowing well-meaning people to do an edit, I found everyone has a different opinion of “proper grammar”. I just hire a woman. She understands what I want.

Do you have a favorite place to write? In my family room, in front of a blazing fireplace, my dog at my side. I have a very nice writing room, but I don’t write there.

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A Sbooktacular Month!

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Welcome to Serissa’s Sbooktacular Month Event!

October is one of my all time favorite months, and I love to celebrate Halloween as long as possible. This month on the blog we will host author interviews. I have paired with another blog, AlicenScott.com, to bring these interviews to you through Page to Page Promos. You may join the Facebook group here to self promote your books and book related sites. To submit for the author interview, email: pagetopagepromo@gmail.com

I will be introducing character profiles for Serissa throughout the month. I have been keeping track and profiling them when possible throughout writing the series, and will be pulling these from what I call the guide. It has numerous notes about the origin of the characters to the origin of the story. I may also pull up some other fun bits and pieces from quotes to trivia for those who have read the first book already.

I am holding a contest for Amazon gift cards. I will be opening this up soon on Facebook, so be sure to go to the fan page and like for a chance to win! Contest will run throughout October! Goal is to get around a hundred or more additional likes this month! Please share this one with your friends.

There may even be a surprise event here or there, and the grand finale …  FREE download days on Oct 25th, 26th, & 27th!!

So stay tuned, follow the blog, like the Facebook, and join us on Twitter to keep up to date on future events all month long!

Feel free to post this and share, and as always if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow Serissa for free now!


Just a Little E-book Marketing.

Competing with thousands of e-books in the same genre is difficult, but I did. I came in #9 on the Top 100 Free downloaded books on Amazon a couple weeks ago. I advertised all over Facebook, Twitter, and a few websites. I intend to stretch that to other free promotion sites my next round, and then again to some paid ones the round after that. Trying different ideas as I go. So far I’m content with my free run. I had nearly 600 downloads in ONE day over five separate countries. I’m not entirely sure how successful that is, however, I have read many authors on their first free runs have that many downloaded over their five days stretch rather than in one day. If that’s the case I did something well. If not, I can only get better.

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