Vol. #19: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

It’s time to keep warm and rest up on this Monday evening. I’m not looking forward to some rain this week. How is your week looking? Daylight Savings is coming back to us next month. I thank you for checking out my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business (hashtag #CTAMarketing). 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.) Susie Helme

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have published The Lost Wisdom of the Magi, which won the 2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Historical.
I’ve finished writing The Genizah Codex and am seeking other authors with whom to do beta-reading swaps.
I am also writing Dreaming of Jerusalem and The Receptacles of St. Ananias.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Genizah Codex is a murder mystery in three timeframes, where the three storylines are connected by refernce to an ancient document. That document is my first novel, The Lost Wisdom of the Magi.
I conceived of the idea because I wanted to write a murder mystery where the central mystery was not about who committed the murders but rather something else.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tense up my shoulders something rotten and have to spend a fortune in massage therapy.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mary Renault, The White Goddess by Robert Graves, The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer

What are you working on now?
I’m working on my fourth novel, The Receptacles of St. Ananias.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I used Reedsy a lot, but other than that, I’m clueless.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Form/Join a writers’ group. Ours, Bounds Green Book Writers (BGBW)(www.boundsgreenbookwriters.com), continues to go from strength to strength.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
One of my fellow BGBW members Elaine once asked me ‘What is it (my novel) about?’ I procedded to waffle about the plot, ‘It’s about this girl who’s a swordfighter, and she goes here and goes there.’ She said, ‘No, what is it about?’ I’m now looking for that in my work–overall theme, character arc, human drama rather than just plotpoints.

What are you reading now?
I am beta-reading The Boilerhouse, by Jonas Dreft.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to publish The Lost Wisdom of the Magi in the US and publish The Genizah Codex in the UK and US.

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 Bible, War and Peace, Joseph and His Brothers, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (I picked the longest ones)

Author Websites and Profiles
Susie Helme Website: https://boundsgreenbookwriters.com/
Susie Helme Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.co.uk/~/e/B09CHC6TP5

Showcased Author- 2.) Camille Cabrera

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Camille Cabrera recently published her third book. Currently, she has two more novels in the works. She often writes stories and revisits the concepts at a later date. One of her books is set for release later in 2022.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
THE MYSTERY OF MISTLETOE MOTEL is Camille’s most recently published novel. She had wanted to create a cozy mystery novel that centered around Christmas. Camille loves writing stories that include an often familiar holiday.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Absolutely! Camille has several odd writing habits. Mainly, Camille insists on writing her books by hand before typing them out. She finds that her writing has a more cohesive flow when she writes the words by hand.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Camille believes that Agatha Christie has most inspired her work in the cozy mystery genre. Of course, Camille also believes in stretching her wings and intends to spread out over the much larger mystery genre.

What are you working on now?
Currently, Camille is working on CHRONOMETER. The novel is a crime mystery that is set in 2019 within the bustling city of San Francisco. The novel is set for release during September 2022.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Camille believes in offering copious interviews and investing in quality writing. She finds that books often speak for themselves when given the proper platform.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. The ability to convey a story is an art, but also a craft. Practice helps to hone your skills and improve your writing. It’s not about how you start the draft, but how you finish that final revision.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t let fear keep you away from what you love. It’s reasonable to be afraid of failure or rejection, but that’s no way to live this one and only life.

What are you reading now?
Camille is currently rereading the dictionary. No, seriously.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Ideally, Camille intends to continue writing and growing as an author. Chronometer is currently her most challenging project as she is eager to see it come together.

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?
In the event of being stranded, Camille would opt for blank pieces of paper. She would finally have enough time to write away from the distractions of home and ironically create a project within a reasonable timeline.

Author Websites and Profiles
Camille Cabrera Website: https://www.camillecabrera.com/
Camille Cabrera Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Camille-Cabrera/e/B07Z7Y5S55

Showcased Author- 3.) Gordon Byron

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in California but I’ve traveled the world and my background is in geological sciences. I’ve been writing since I was in 6th grade. I loved to write poems and adventure stories at a young age. I moved around a lot when I was a child so I was forever fascinated by different environments and people. The variety of places, situations and social circles gave me an intense interest in the incredible variety of life. The endless variety and differences in people and places. This has inspired me to travel the world seeking the find all the little exotic novelties and secrets life has to offer. I’m a romantic or a spiritual explorer forever seeking the greatest profound depth of life experience, interesting little surprises and/ or way of living (or seeing the world) that surpasses anything I’ve ever seen or known. These things you can learn by putting yourself in different environments.

I’ve written two fictional series: The Superspecies and The Paul and Sandy series.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I’ve written two series: one is called The Superspecies and it’s a three part series in the sci-fi/ technothriller/ genetics engineering genre. The other series I’ve written is called The Paul and Sandy Series and the first book in the series is Young Love, Old Lore. So, basically, I’m working on two novel series at the moment with the first book in each series completed and the others still in the editing/ writing process.

The Superspecies is about a giant grizzly that kidnaps a little girl after forcing her family off the road in the forest, leading a group of rangers on a harrowing journey to find her. This spurs a chain of events which ultimately reveals a top-secret genetics engineering program government researchers must try to suppress before the “modified” animals kill any more people. The researchers are also stuck in the position of needing to rescue the animals from destruction by the agency they work for which seeks to rid the forests of every last one of them. At the same time, the researchers become targets of the animals’ wrath themselves because their increased intelligence allows them to recognize humans as destructive and dangerous creatures with too much power over them.

Young Love, Old Lore is about a young and irresponsible young man who is prone to making nothing but bad decisions in life. One morning while rushing to school, he crashes into the elderly Mrs. Halston and nearly kills her after not paying attention to his driving. All because he’s late for class. As a result, he faces a lengthy jail term if she either dies or becomes crippled for life. His relationship with his girlfriend Sandy is also on the rocks and everything in his life seems to be spiraling out of control when Mrs. Halston suddenly recovers and appears in court on his behalf, rescuing him from a lengthy jail term and a doomed perspective on life.

Many things inspire me to write but mostly exploring the human condition and the many problems/ challenges of life that must be dealt with in high-stress situations. I try to challenge my characters and readers with difficult situations that must be confronted with the correct application of personal ethics and wise principles in order to reduce life and survival to their essentials and, in so doing, get closer to the meaning and purpose of life.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My writing style is neo-stream of consciousness/ impressionistic. I try to be a much more readable version of William Faulker or Henry James, who was certainly brilliant, but I think would have been more accessible if he brought his unconscious impressions down to earth a bit.

I walk the line between overly abstract and overly literal and concrete in my writing.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Robert Ludlum and James Rollins.

What are you working on now?
I’m continuing to work on my two novel series and I’m not exactly sure how many books will be included in either one. I will continue to tell the stories until they get dull or uninteresting to me.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find the best methods for promoting books are Amazon ad campaigns, Facebook ad campaigns and author interviews/ blog posts to get your name out to more people.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice to new authors is to write as much as you can as often as you can. There is no substitute for experience. Also, read books about character development and story telling whenever you have time. This will benefit you many times over when you fully understand the process and how to make it your own.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be yourself and live every day like it’s your last because it might be. This puts a fire under me to keep pushing myself everyday to improve and work harder and harder.

What are you reading now?
Lately I haven’t been reading very much because I’ve been so busy but when time permits I’ll start rereading some of the classics along with technothrillers and modern literary fiction books.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to reach people on a personal level and change their mental attitudes and perspectives on themselves and the world they live in. I want my characters and stories to bolster them and give them a sense of strength and purpose when faced with difficult challenges similar or even not-so-similar (other than in terms of intensity) to the scenarios presented in my novels, to set them free from limiting emotions like fear, causing them to act differently and without doubt.

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?
That’s a very good question: probably Conrad’s Victory, Lord of the Flies and Henry James’ The Ambassadors and Washington Square.

Author Websites and Profiles
Gordon Byron Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08XZ7T3GB
Gordon Byron Author Profile on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Beatnik

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 relax, watch some tv, and pass out at some point. Enjoy your Monday now that we have reached the end of President’s Day 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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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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