Vol. #10: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Photo Credit: Call To Action Marketing Logo- John Collazo, CEO
Photo Credit: Call To Action Marketing- John Collazo, CEO

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully, you are hanging your at at home relaxing or out finishing your work day on this Friday afternoon!? May your last day of the week be uneventful and efficient as possible. My 16-year old son, named John Collazo, is in the process of building his social network on social media. He has taken a recent interest in marketing and wants to build his brand and help creators promote their creative work. His business enterprise that he is building is called, “Call To Action Marketing”. Call To Action Marketing will be known on social media by his hashtag #CTAMarketing. If you could find him under his name and business name and connect with him, that would be highly appreciated. 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 Phyre

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve lived a strange life with no sign of that changing any time soon. I taught myself to read at the age of three. One day while watching my mother read to me the strange black lines on the page suddenly snapped into focus and became words I could understand. It happened all at once and utterly shocked my mother when she discovered me reading to my stuffed animals later that day. She tested me with a book I’d never seen before and turns out I actually did teach myself to read. I was writing stories and poetry by the age of 7 and reading at a college level by age 13.
Then life took a much darker turn and I discovered more of the world than one should at that age but I’ll save the gory details for my memoir.
I like writing fiction because I can be utterly truthful.
I like writing science fiction because I’m fascinated with our potential as a species to create amazing almost impossible things and the license to wrestle with the larger sociological implications of our actions.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Faery Tales of the Future – my latest book, came about from my own fascination with traditional fairy tales combined with an abiding love of science fiction. Not the Disney kind of fairy tale, the darker Brothers Grimm type that carried a warning or a lesson or a contemplation of human nature and the supernatural. So many of our stories come from deeper darker roots. It got me wondering what stories would humanity take with us as we head for the stars. Would any knowledge of the home planet survive hundreds maybe thousands of years? What would those stories reflect about the people who dreamed so audaciously to inspire a small war-like species to reach for new worlds?
So I dedicated a series of short stories to exploring the subject. At the end of one glorious summer of writing I had about 16 – 20 stories.
I picked the ten best of the bunch and Faery Tales of the Future was born.
Lots of editing and revision followed resulting in the collection now available for your wonderful readers to enjoy.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Many of my ideas come from dreams. I studied conscious dreaming while attending the Academy and have practiced it for many years. Often I’ll start a story in my sleep. The words will come along with some visuals. When I wake I have to begin writing it or the dream will continue to haunt me all day. I’ve used this practice to solve plot issues and discover new aspects of my story as well. The subconscious mind is fertile ground for new ideas. At times I won’t really remember the dream but once I sit down to write I discover that the “problem” I was having with some subject or chapter has resolved itself with the dreaming. Even providing new areas to develop.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many, too many to count here. My early influences were the classics, English Lit masters like Dickens, Shakespeare and Tolkien. Later the American science fiction authors duked it out with Mark Twain, Longfellow and EE Cummings for space on my overflowing bookshelf. Eclectic is still how my tastes run. Although I love science fiction and write in that genre I read widely in non-fiction, philosophy, political, hard science, biology, astronomy and physics journals – you know, just for fun…

What are you working on now?
My next book is titled Destiny Wars – it’s a mind bending, time warping science fiction thriller exploring the connection between memory and identity while the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The next book after that looks to be an epic fantasy set in a wholly original world not yet touched by humans.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still figuring that part out. The ideas for prose and essays spill out of my brain but SEO, social media engagement and platform building are all word-salad to me.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Perhaps it’s been said before but keep writing! Let your first draft and even your fifth be dreck if it must. Judgement too early in the process is the dream killer. Let it be messy, unfocused and poorly punctuated. All those things can and will be fixed but only if you finish that first draft!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard for writers and really any artist is to write down every idea in a notebook or journal because you never know when that kernel of an idea will spring forth into Divine inspiration.

What are you reading now?
Ursula K. LeGuin’s Catwings – I never read it! (i’m not crying, you’re crying… 😉

What’s next for you as a writer?
Figuring out the marketing part with the goal of making writing my full time occupation complete with a sustainable income – so nothing too big…

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?
4 books?!? That’s like telling a chocoholic they can only eat saltine crackers for the rest of their life!
I’d have to cheat and bring a Kindle (with a solar charger) loaded with thousands of books, 2 blank notebooks for journaling and a classic like the Iliad because if I’m stranded on a desert island then it’s obviously the beginning of an epic quest.

Author Websites and Profiles
Kate Phyre Website: https://katephyre.wixsite.com/books
Kate Phyre Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Phyre/e/B09B1FKBKG/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Showcased Author- 2.) Hunter Carson

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books now (hopefully several more to come!)

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Finance and Management and my certificate of Entrepreneurship and married my soul mate, Anna.

Besides coaching, I own a real estate house flipping business in the Atlanta area where we have flipped dozens of homes and grown into a thriving local business out of nothing. I invest in rental properties, currently owning several Airbnbs, single-family houses, and even some commercial properties. This entrepreneurial and investment experience plays a big role in how I coach other young people who struggle in these areas of life.

I attend Buckhead Church, where I have led men’s groups and serve as a mentor for Renew. In my mentor position here, I’ve helped many young men grow deeper in their faith and navigate life’s hardships.

In my heart, I am a seeker of adventure, knowledge, and self-discovery in all areas of life. I am a builder of people, producer of passion, and catalyst for profound growth. My friends, colleagues, and clients describe me as optimistic, calm, inspiring, thoughtful, responsible, and a visionary. They know that I bring a gentle, humble confidence to the world through the people I know and work with.

In my free time, I like to read, enjoy the outdoors, hike, play sports, and watch college football.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Life Transformation Workbook: 40+ Exercises to Help You Create Your Life Vision, Discover Your Purpose, and Much More!

I wanted to create a workbook that was focused on getting results and taking action. Many nonfiction books generate great ideas but often fail with several action steps you can take. This workbook is a collection of the best exercises I have come across over the years to help you in several different life areas.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Robert Kiyosaki

What are you working on now?
Launching a series of workbooks more targeted on specific life areas and coaching clients to help them transform their lives!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Utilizing my personal network.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Stick with it. Done is better than perfect!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What a question! It’s hard to pick one thing.

“This too shall pass”

The quality of your life depends on the quality of your emotions.

What are you reading now?
Letters of a stoic.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I will create more workbooks in more specific categories.

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?
Letters of a stoic
Tribe of Mentors
As a man thinketh
The Bible

Author Websites and Profiles
Hunter Carson Website: https://huntercarsoncoaching.com/
Hunter Carson Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Carson/e/B09PHXW3CL?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 3.) Dayane Dorlys

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a Haitian self-taught fashion designer, born in Haiti living in England. I have written 7 children’s books and published my first one ”The Magic Mirror” in Mai 2021

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My last book is called “The Magic Mirror”
Separated from both my parents at a young age and not having any role model to teach me how to self-love, I suffered from depression and anxiety from my early childhood.
I never like to see my reflection in the mirror. Becoming a mother I now decide to teach my daughter to love herself. Publishing “The Magic Mirror” as my first book is also a way for me to make peace with the mirror I hated for so long.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to clean before I start to write.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I enjoy reading memoirs, I am fascinated by how some people turn their life around and overcome traumatic memories.

What are you working on now?
I am now working on my memoir

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use different types of social media like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook…

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do not overthink, give it a try stay true to yourself as I believe that we all have a different writing style, and all stories deserve to be read.
It was difficult for me to publish my book as English is not my first language but today there is all sorts of help to help us bring our stories to life.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have been giving in moments of doubt is that there are many stories out there but my one is unique and still missing.

What’s next for you as a writer?
At the moment I am reading “Healing Letters” a memoir written by Aurea Reis

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 will take my book “The Magic Mirror” “Healing letters” by Aurea Reis and “Le dernier jour d’un condamné” by Victor Hugo

Author Websites and Profiles
Dayane Dorlys Website: https://www.lady-dayane.com/
Dayane Dorlys Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miss-Dayane-Dorlys/e/B0965WK1Z1?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1641059926&sr=8-2

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 Friday now that we are in the end 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 #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

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

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

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

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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