Vol. #17: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Are you braving the bitter cold and wind on this blistery Tuesday evening!? With continued cold winds, the air is frightful on any exposed skin! Be sure to bundle up if you are in a cold climate. If you are in a warmer climate, then you can only imagine the cold and snow drifting around in your path as you walk. I’m quite sure that you don’t think of us freezing our asses up in the north! May your Tuesday be both uneventful and efficient as possible. Hey, check out my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business; it will also be known on social media by the hashtag #CTAMarketing. If you could find him under his name and business name and connect with him, that would be highly appreciated. Now, 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? Let me know if you have discovered a new author during this “Showcased Author Series”? 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.) Ange DuBellet

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am ANGE.
I am a retired “worker” and I now appear as an erotic writer. I’ve written a lot of books, but I’m reworking and publishing them right only now.
It seems that in life, we don’t do what matters most until too late, for various reasons.
I have already published two books and two more will follow in the coming months.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Trans Hotel”. Staying awake until late in the night inspired me. I mean staying up late at night, out of bed, out in the blue, sometimes hoping that dawn never comes because that moment is magical. I like to go to public places at night like highway restaurants, or a laundromat that never closes, or a hotel lobby. One night, I was sitting in the lobby of a cheap hotel, sipping a mini-bottle of Jack Daniel’s, snow started to fall. The concierge looked bored. We were in the stillness of the blue. It was the beginning of my novel “Trans Hotel”. The magic but also the despair that brings solitude. I imagined ghosts and people with deep stories who had nowhere to go.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I wander in hotels’ lobby. I pretend that I have a room there. I do the same in airports, pretending that I am waiting for my flight.
I take an extraordinarily long time to shop something at convenience stores to listen to what people say.
I go to municipal zoos and study animals’ habits.
I drink very fancy and expensive vinagars. That’s how I avoid drinking too much alcohol.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Lots.
I love Jack London and Hemingway. There is also Flaubert. All of them have deep influence on me.
I also love deeply Mary Oliver for her poetry. And Robert Frost, of course. These are the author I am made of.

What are you working on now?
I am working on a book that goes in the opposite direction of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”. The main character is a woman who turns into an elephant instead of an “ugly” beetle. She won’t finish in a trash can like Kafka’s insect but travel the world. She will free herself after a devastating marriage. She will be the antithesis of Kafka. All the crazy sex you can experience with a trunk as a very dominant woman!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t know. After all, despite my age, I am a new author! It can’t be Amazon itself since I write erotic porn and Amazon doesn’t allow advertising for this category. So, I am trying elsewhere. This site seems nice and not very costly for an indie.
As an erotic porn writer, there may be erotic show or salons. We’ll see.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, not only for the writing but in general in life:

What you do must make SENSE to you.

Don’t care much about the rest. Mary Oliver was telling that you can live with just what it takes to feed a chicken and be cheerful with it.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Watch out!
No, more seriously, it may be quite the opposite: don’t care too much about it.

What are you reading now?
I am re-reading “The Matamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. I frequently read a poem by Robert Frost. I am also reading a book for children : “The Magician’s Elephant” by Kate DiCamillo. Maybe someday, I’ll write for children. For the time being, I like sex too much and it drives my writing feverishly.
On the erotic side, I just read “Taken by the Burlesque Dancer” by Margeaux Adler that is very very well done.
There is also an indie writer who usually writes romance named R.B. O’Brien. I just read very good poetry from her “Ruin my Lipstick.”

What’s next for you as a writer?
I think I will stay in the hard-core erotic niche for quite a while. It drives my energy. I know there is a lot of very bad writing in this category. But a good porn story is very powerful. This is my goal to achieve.

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?

  1. The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway
    Because it gives me hope that life is possible without something big (a fish here) even though you catch it, the purpose is elsewhere.
  2. The Homer’s Osyssey.
    Since in your question, I am alone on a desert island, it makes a lot of sense.
  3. Trois Contes by Gustave Flaubert (Three Tales)
    The writing is so perfect that I think I could discover more and more in it on my desert Island
  4. Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
    I couldn’t live without darkness. And this is the darkest. Even the title is dark since it states that darkness comes from outside.

Author Websites and Profiles
Ange DuBellet Website: https://www.angedubellet.online/

Showcased Author- 2.) John Poitier

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Well, I am sixteen years old and I currently live in The Bahamas(where I am from). I am an uncle( basically one of my best achievements so far). Reading and writing are two of my favorite things to do and ever since I was extremely young, I have always loved doing that.

So far, I have written and published one book.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Mangoes in the Summertime was inspired by, unsurprisingly, my love for food. From there, I actually made a correlation between mangoes and joy. Everyone likes mangoes, because…they’re mangoes! So Mangoes in the Summertime stands for the happiness(mangoes) in our lives, during a given period of time(summertime).

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write everything from the back- meaning that all of my stories, poems, or whatever, are written in the reverse order. This helps me to flesh out the details of the story and see where I’ve been. That way, I know where I can start from…if that makes sense.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tracy Deonn(the author of Legendborn) is definitely one of those authors who have inspired me with their works. Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is also one of my major inspirations.

What are you working on now?
Time will tell…

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media for sure! Facebook, Instagram, etc…

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write something that will, at the very least, add a little bit of joy into the world.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do anything.

What are you reading now?
Right now, I am re-reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker and Wicked by Gregory Macguire.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I would love to branch out into different genres of writing(fantasy, drama, non-fiction, etc) while also learning new styles of writing. Furthermore, I plan on writing more about my culture and national origins, for I do feel like these things are essential to my development as a black, Bahamian author. As a writer, I also hope to do some sort of collaboration with my favorite authors.

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?
Oh wow! Ok, so I would bring…Mangoes in the Summertime, The Color Purple, Percy Jackson, and the Lightning Thief, Legendborn, and The Journey.

Author Websites and Profiles
John Poitier Website:
John Poitier Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/John-Shaquille-Poitier/e/B09NMDX73C/ref=aufs_dp_mata_dsk

Showcased Author- 3.) Carrie Close

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Carrie Close was born and raised in Maine, where she is currently pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington. She and her boyfriend Josh, have a son named Zephyr and a daughter named Zarya. Her first collection of poetry and short stories, What Have I Done? is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in March, 2022.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
What Have I Done? is a collection of poetry and short stories that I worked on for several years. A lot of the pieces I wrote from prompts given in my writing workshops in school, while others were inspired from my lived experiences, or pulled from my imagination. They only became a collection when one of my professors insisted I put it all together.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
These days I mostly write while my baby daughter climbs all over me and tries to get to my laptop. Although my preference is to write undisturbed, with a drink in hand.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Anne Carson, “Glass, Irony, and God”
James Baldwin, “Giovanni’s Room”

What are you working on now?
I’m working on a novel, about a girl named Simone. There are some short pieces about her in “What Have I Done?” I’ve been working on her story for a long time, almost 10 years. I hope to be finished with it soon.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t know, this is my first book, so this is all entirely new to me!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I’m not nearly wise enough to be giving advice.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep writing. Even if you think it’s bad. Don’t look back. Just keep pushing forward, you can edit later.

What are you reading now?
I’ve been reading lots of poetry. I just finished Deke Dangle Dive by Gibson FayLeBlanc and Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions by Maurice Manning

What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing my novel and getting that published hopefully! Oh, and I’ll be finishing up my BFA in the fall, and then I plan on applying to MFA programs.

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?
“Glass, Irony, and God”
“Giovanni’s Room”
“Pride and Prejudice”
“The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Author Websites and Profiles
Carrie Close Website: https://carrieclose.com/

Thanks for peeping 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. I need to go get some paperwork done and go check on my crews working outside. Enjoy your Tuesday now that we are back towards the beginning of 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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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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