Vol. #6: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully, you are heading home after work on this Wednesday evening!? I see that my newest short story, for Kindle Vella on Amazon, #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools” is now live! I’m going to work on creating and editing the audio version of “Not All Girls Play With Dolls” tonight. This post is intended to share even more work of some independent authors, such as myself, and earn some good karma in the process. Why not offer you a taste of a variety of authors with different content? My objective is to pick out different authors that offer a variety of media content. For the record, I know nothing about the author other than what is showcased in the author article that was shared, via Awesome Gang. Feel free to copy and paste and share this content on your blog, if you like. As an author, if you want to add more information, drop it down in the comment section below and I will edit and add at my earliest convenience. For now, I’m connecting with the authors in an effort to build my author network. Hopefully, they will follow me back on social media. I’m game to cross promote each other on social media as well. Just let me know or re-tweet one of my posts and I will automatically return the favor. I’m totally cool with many ways to help each other market each other. When you are a small content creator, it is important to help others out. Do you have any requests for a specific author or style of content? Let me know your various suggestions down the in the comment section below. Here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) Kate Harriet

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a romance book author and ghostwriter of more than twenty years, who enjoys writing sweet romance books series.

These novels are mostly set in a little Kentish village, featuring tight-knit communities, a playboy earl with a scandalous reputation and a hardworking heroine who not only brings the hero to his knees but must stand up for herself to seize the happy-ever-after she deserves.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A Spring Romance with the Earl was inspired by reading a lot of Jane Austen and wanting to create a fun and modern regency story with the kind of wonderful chemistry that sparks between a brooding aristocrat and a rather flawed but inspiring heroine.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My writing habits are pretty much 9 to 5. However one habit I have is playing video games like Nintendo’s Animal Crossing before I write.

I wish I could justify this by saying it really helps with my creativity. But the truth is that if I don’t play Animal Crossing first, I forget to play it at all, then my favourite character Kiki (a cat) will get in a strop for not getting her that vegetarian shirt that she’s been asking for, pack up her things and take off.

However, fishing for virtual carp and watering my e-tulips does seem to clear my mind before writing, but your results and catch of the day may vary.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I enjoy light-hearted romance books that are a little bit escapist, emotional and funny at times, usually including a slightly arrogant alpha male with a clever female main character who can melt his heart.

I also love a hero and heroine who are wonderfully flawed yet balance out each other, so that there is at least some room for growth as they earn their happy ever after. These kind of stories tend to stay with me the longest and it’s probably why I’m just a wee bit obsessed with Jane Austen.

What are you working on now?
I’m starting to write A Summer Romance with the Earl, the latest in the An Earl for all Seasons series, which will feature beleaguered copywriter Jess Smith as she juggles her career with village commitments while being wooed by the notorious Lord Burness.

I’m hoping the book will be a great read for those who like a holiday summer romance, opening the door to a whole series of sweet and exciting romance books for readers to sink their teeth into.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly, the best method I’ve found for promoting my books is through sites like awesomegang.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Try to read as much advice as possible from authors you wish to emulate, then create your own writers’ toolkit with what works for you.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
As above, pick the writing advice that works best for you. If it doesn’t don’t beat yourself up.

Writers like to add a lot of mystique to our jobs (see below paragraph), because writing about sitting on your bottom while you poke keys on a keyboard is about as fascinating as it sounds.

What are you reading now?
The Count of Monte Cristo, because I normally ban myself from reading romance fiction when I’m about to write a novel. I made that mistake once and was lured away from my own story by another author with a bag of sweet subplots. I ended up with a horrific romance chimera which I had to hunt down and take out with a blunderbuss.

Moral of the story: Someone else’s plot might be a perfect fit for their romance story, but might stick out like Zaphod Beeblebrox’s second head in yours.

What’s next for you as a writer?
To finish writing A Summer Romance with the Earl and to complete the An Earl for All Seasons series.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Daniel Craig, Regé-Jean Page, Chris Ev-. Oh you asked what ‘books’ I would bring. Sigh

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas because I really skimped on reading during the Christmas holidays, thanks to watching such festive gems as the entire new Bond Series, Die Hard and Terry Pratchett’s the Abominable Snow Baby.

Grinny by Nicholas Fisk because it was my first real sci-fi book as a child and it cured me of a debilitating My Little Pony obsession. Also I find it utterly magical to revisit books that I found thrilling when I were a mere sproglet. I mean, you remember me…don’t you?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, because I have yet to read a regency romance that surpasses this yet, but if you know of one please message me via my website as I am very open to recommendations!

Also, there is only one Darcy.

Author Websites and Profiles
Kate Harriet Website: https://kateharrietbooks.wixsite.com/website
Kate Harriet Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kate-Harriet/e/B07LFF6QDJ

Showcased Author- 2.) Michael Solomowitz

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Michael Solomowitz hails from Coney Island, Brooklyn, and has cherished his roller-coaster ride as a writer. He began writing scripts for Manhattan Cable-TV and wrote for Warner Bros. in Hollywood. As a freelance sports journalist, he has published dozens of articles in national and trade publications and contributed to two non-fiction sports books. As a playwright and director, his plays have appeared on stages from Los Angeles to Long Island to Boston. BEHIND THE FOURTH WALL is his debut novel.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Behind The Fourth Wall is my new book. It was inspired by my love for live theater and my new home on Cape Cod.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not particularly unless you consider starting my writing day early, around 5:30 a.m. Earlier if I couldn’t sleep that night.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
For classics — Hemingway, Mitchell, Steinbeck, Salinger, and Malamud. More recently, Donna Tartt, Dan Brown, and Michael Crichton.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on a new novel that centers on post-war Coney Island, Brooklyn, where I grew up.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook seems to have my biggest supporters but, as I said, I’m new to this so it could change.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. The first novel I wrote took six years and I couldn’t get an agent interested in it. Failing is part of the process. Don’t give up.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Lewis Carroll — “In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

What are you reading now?
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve written the first draft of a new play that needs some work once I can get back to it.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Gone With The Wind, The Old Man and the Sea, Angels and Demons, The Goldfinch

Author Websites and Profiles
Michael Solomowitz Website: https://www.michaelsolomowitz.com/index.htm
Michael Solomowitz Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Solomowitz/e/B09235CBKK?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 3.) Therese-Åsa Karl Namo

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a non-binary, autistic writer and storyteller. Together with my partner, I write queer fiction for the LGBTQA and neuro-divergent family and allies.

We have a special way of working, where we’ll first record the story as it comes to us (sometimes over several months), then write it down into fiction format. By now, we have 18 (eighteen) finished stories recorded and we’re working on publishing our first novel. We have published two short stories already.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Our latest book is a short story, a queer fantasy for all ages. I believe it came to us to cheer us up because it’s a really funny little story with a lot of heart. It always gets me into a better mood listening to it or reading it.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
It would be the process of writing the stories, from beginning to end. They always come to me and my partner first as something that wants to be told. So we sit down and record them, telling them to each other. This process can be really quick, or it can be spread out over several months and with breaks in between the “chapters”. Then comes the process of writing it, and filling in the gaps that make it more coherent in written format.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Priscilla Cogan’s Wiona series. It’s so full of heart and I feel so good reading them (I’ve read them several times). Those books taught me what an impact an author can have just from the way they write.

What are you working on now?
Our first novel, a queer sci-fi story about Bianca, a lost space traveler who encounters a forgotten ship. Once in, she meets Alicia and together they start to form a bond that goes beyond what they thought was possible.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still working on that one, there are so many ways and I guess it’s about finding the way that works best for you.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do it. It can be scary to write and publish your books, but if you have something to say it’s worth the whole journey.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“The mind cannot understand everything.” That there are things beyond what the intellect can grasp and those are the things worth striving for in life.

What are you reading now?
Priscilla Cogan, Double Time. The only book left of hers that I haven’t read yet 🙂

What’s next for you as a writer?
Start spreading our short stories and finish writing our first novel. That’s the next exciting step in our author journey and one that I’m looking forward to very much.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I guess the ones I keep coming back to, which are Pricilla Cogan’s Wiona series and Sarah Luddington’s all books (gay romance in different genres). They are all so lovely and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve re-read them.

Author Websites and Profiles
Therese-Åsa Karl Namo Website: https://www.thequeerunicorn.net/
Therese-Åsa Karl Namo Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Therese-%C3%85sa-Karl-and-Igor-Melissa-Jonsson/e/B09P3ZRLBW

Thanks for helping me earn some karma by checking out this content today. Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the author showcase content? I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. Hopefully, I will hang out and do some fun activities with Melissa very soon. I need to go focus on a little more pimping out my content on social media then get some rest. Enjoy your Wednesday now that we are in the middle of grinding out the work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

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Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

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I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Leslie M. Jasper

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