Vol. #14: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

How are you spending your day on this peaceful Sunday evening!? May your weekend also either be uneventful and efficient as possible. As I mentioned in previous posts, 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.) A. G. Fleury

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My full name is Alain Gerard Fleury. I am a Canadian author born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario(Central/Eastern Canada). Currently, I reside in Kelowna, British Columbia(West coast) where it’s been my home these past 23 years. My fascination with writing began as far back as elementary school when we had short story assignments. I did not start writing seriously until September 2017. I’ve written two novels so far. The first is still in its first draft stage. The second one is my first published novel.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my book is called Kill Per View. It is a work of fiction which mainly covers crime drama, science fiction, and political thriller genres. The inspiration behind the idea was a “what if…” scenario. What if every country in the world adopted the death penalty? How would that society function? From there, the idea continued growing along with a protagonist(a Corrections Manager from the Toronto prison) and the antagonist( a serial killer). The title of the book is inspired by the reality tv show(same title) within my story where executions are live streamed on a pay per view channel.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if this particular habit is considered unusual. I create a list of “chapter ideas”. I think of different situations and write them down. Good or bad, I write down as many as I can think of. Then, I sift through them to see which ones best suit the flow of the story and the rest are discarded.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Authors who have influenced me the most would have to be Stephen King, Dean Koontz, H.G. Wells, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

What are you working on now?
My third novel I’m working on is a suspense/thriller where the main theme is “secret society”. Not “Illuminati” nor “One World Order” either. I can’t expand on the story at this time.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
So far, Goodreads has been pretty useful since new authors like myself need as much exposure as possible. We can plug our books through our blogs, discussion groups, and access other resources from other authors who submit their suggestions and vice versa.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I’m still learning as I go. So, the best advice I can give other new authors prior to making big decisions is research, research, research.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve heard from many authors refers to writing the first draft of a story; don’t stress yourself out trying to write a perfect story during this first stage. Just keep writing!

What are you reading now?
Jaws by Peter Benchley.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I must finish writing the first draft of my third story. Afterwards, I wish to begin a fourth story which I already have a two-page outline written so far. Other than that, I must keep plugging my first published novel(Kill Per View).

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?
The War of The Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Lord of The Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

Author Websites and Profiles
A. G. Fleury Website: https://www.agfleury.com/
A. G. Fleury Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Kill-View-G-Fleury-ebook/dp/B09H2JN1LB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=26MLE1H4D0QJS&keywords=a.g.+fleury&qid=1644446278&sprefix=a.g.+fleury%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1

Showcased Author- 2.) William Mesusan

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written two books in The Andalusian Trilogy series. I’m currently working on the third book and researching a dystopian novel. A trip to northern Spain, and subsequent historical research, helped me decide to focus on 10th century Islamic Spain during the glory days of the Umayyad Caliphate. THE GALICIAN WOMAN, the first book in this trilogy, inspired additional research and a trip to southern Spain. These experiences led me to develop the two additional storylines.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is THE BONE RELIC. It was inspired by a trip to southern Spain and research into the Great Mosque of Cordoba. I learned that the mosque kept a sacred relic, the arm bone of the prophet Muhammad, in its treasury. What if robbers stole the holy relic? I asked myself. This became the basis for the second book in the series. My protagonist, Solomon Levy, has to embark on a medieval adventure in order to preserve the legitimacy of Europe’s most enlightened culture.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My unusual habit is not to have any set habits when it comes to writing. Oftentimes, I’ll wake up in the morning, in that twilight state between waking and the dream, and snippets of conversation and/or scenes will come into my imagination. Sometimes it’s after dinner. There is no set time or any one thing that might create an inspiration. I write mornings, afternoons, and nights whenever I have a stretch of time with no distractions.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
When I was younger I was influenced by Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, Anais Nin, and Erich Neumann. I read The Masks of God series, much of Jung, the Diaries of Anais Nin, and most of Neumann. Mary Ester Harding and Irene Claremont de Castillo wrote about women’s mysteries. John Fowles was my favorite novelist. I devoured all of his books. I must have read The Magus in a single sitting (or two). I was blown away. As for most other authors, I tend to read one or two of their works rather than attempt to take on an entire oeuvre.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently writing the third and final book in The Andalusian Trilogy series. It’s called THE LOST MANUSCRIPT. It’s serves as a prequel to the first two novels and reveals new aspects of protagonist Solomon Levy’s life and times. The role of language and books in 10th century Islamic Spain, and the Arab world’s desire to preserve the works of the Greeks, is a constant theme.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m new to self-publishing so I’m starting slow and trying to minimize expenses until the series is complete. So far I’ve used Freebooksy, Discount Bookman, Awesome Gang, free99books, and a host of other mostly free promo sites. I also publish on Amazon select for the first three months to take advantage of the five free download days they offer. I hope to expand marketing efforts in the future and try new methods.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
My personal advice is to cultivate a love and receptivity for your own creative spirit. Have courage and be willing to follow where it takes you.

As for developing your craft, author Somerset Maugham wrote: “There are only three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are.”

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

What are you reading now?
Teachings of the Buddha. But mostly research notes for my new novel. Not a lot of extra time for outside reading because I just finished editing the proof copy of THE BONE RELIC.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’d like to finish THE LOST MANUSCIPT this year and publish the story later this year or early next year. And, I’d like to complete research for a dystopian novel. I’m also a songwriter and I have half a dozen songs to put to music this year.

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?
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. If I’m going to be stranded I’m taking “long” books.

Author Websites and Profiles
William Mesusan Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/William-Mesusan/e/B08VCYZ8DM

Showcased Author- 3.) Dr James Seligman

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
James Seligman was the Director responsible for the Master’s in Marketing Management at the School of Management, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Southampton. An innovative 12-month international program uses the new DNA model of marketing theory and practice modules developed by the Marketing subject group. He joined Southampton University in 2008 and retired in late 2015. The MSc in Marketing Management degree has broad commercial support as it produces students who are trained for today’s marketing challenges and considers technology an enabler in modern marketing.

He has a Master’s in Marketing and three undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Educational Studies, and Psychology. His PhD is on Customer Experience and Technology.

As a Principal Fellow, he was also engaged in educational development and the student experience. The author of several books and journal articles, James research interests lie in the marketing of education, CRM, and CEN, as well as the more comprehensive marketing characteristics of Brand, Strategic Marketing Intelligence, Analytics, Integrated Marketing Communications, Value Propositions, and Customer Insight, CEM and technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Marketing.

Before this time, he had a successful thirty-year commercial career as an international senior executive with Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Beecham, Timberland, Commonwealth Games, and Speedo International group of companies.

I wrote books in three categories the first one is academic, the second is mystery and crime and children’s

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
OUTBACK – THE ASSASSINATION OF AN AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER

The Australian Prime Minister is underwater in the poles, policies covering land rights and mining are destroying the environment slowly causing climate change.

Not known to him or his protection team are a team of terrorists in the country hell-bent on destroying the PM and his policies.

I was educated and lived in Australia, and have a strong bond with the land and its people.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I am highly detailed and research people, places, events to ensure they exist, making the story truthful and educational.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
ALL OF THEM… KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

What are you working on now?
Further novels and research papers see jseligman at http://www.researchgate.com

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
jseligmanbooks.co.uk

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep fighting

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You never stop learning

What are you reading now?
Research papers

What’s next for you as a writer?
Research

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?
Bible, Art of War,

Author Websites and Profiles
Dr James Seligman Website: https://www.jseligmanbooks.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by my blog to help me earn some karma by checking out this content today. Additionally, you get to learn about some new authors on the market. Perhaps we have found a future best seller? 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 get ready to enjoy socializing with friends at a Super Bowl party. Enjoy your Sunday now that we are almost at the end of the weekend. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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

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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.

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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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