Vol. #30: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully, your Monday is going as smooth as silk for you so far this afternoon. Did you have any epic weekend plans? I did end up spending time with a good friend who I caught up with while having dinner this past weekend. My Saturday dinner plans cancelled at the last minute and they need to be re-scheduled. Therefore, I opted to peep The Back Room speakeasy as well as American Whiskey near Penn Station. I learned that during Prohibition, the patrons drank out of coffee cups just in case the place got raided by the police. The Back Room is an original speakeasy that is still in operation and they serve booze in coffee cups. For anyone who has not caught my other posts, the U.S.A. enduring a period of time in history where the sale and consumption of alcohol was banned. I have a fascination with checking out bars, known as a speakeasy, from the Prohibition era. This period of time lasted between 1920-1933. The Italian Mob and the Kennedy family sure made their money during the Prohibition era. As I have said just a few times before, 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 on Twitter. 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. I’m even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine recently. When I’m ready to release my children’s book Not All Girls Play With Dolls on Amazon, I shall submit again at that time. My first children’s book #NotAllGirlsPlayWithDolls is to empower young kids to pursue their passions even if it is not normally the tradition in their society. 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. For now, here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) George Plumley

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in a certain small town in Pennsylvania famous for mushrooms. I’ve always been a fan of stories be they from books, tv, or how my family members used to spend their time getting into trouble. I’ve written one book, Forged Destiny: From the Ashes, the first in a trilogy I’ve been working on since college.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest and first book is Forged Destiny: From the Ashes. I started getting inspiration for character tropes at random through my junior year of college. The first character I remember thinking of was Phoebe, a mage who could use healing magic but only once or twice a day. Eventually, my pool of characters grew to the point where I began thinking, “Well, how would they interact in this situation?” and from that point, I had a plot for a series.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I opened a document on my laptop, wrote down the overarching plot for a chapter in a few sentences, then wrote down up to ten bullet points of what I wanted to do for that chapter. Sometimes I wouldn’t get the most out of everything or I had to spill some points over into the following chapters, but I felt like it kept me on pace with everything and let me keep up with the plot I had in mind in a very simple fashion.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite book series is Croak by Gina Damico. It’s about an outcast girl who goes on to become a grim reaper. It’s funny where it needs to be, it’s plot-driven where it needs to be, and it’s overall very well-paced and kept me interested the entire time.

What are you working on now?
I’m finishing up work on the second installment in the Forged Destiny series. I’ve just recently gone over From The Ashes and reread my final draft a second time to make sure I was happy with it. It should be out soon!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly, I’m terrible at promoting books! It’s my weakness! I do have a Facebook page (@WritermanPlumley) where I have links, but that’s about it! I’m hoping to get my books in the hands of as many as possible, so who knows what the future holds?

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Make sure you’re having fun writing it! What’s the point of writing if it isn’t something you yourself wouldn’t enjoy? I can look at my book, smile, and be happy with what I did. I’m honestly STILL in shock that I managed to self-publish a book. If you’re still not sure, get somebody you trust (shoutout to you, mom) to go over your book and point things out. It’s fine to be your own biggest critic!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Do the best you can whenever you can.”

What are you reading now?
I have the pleasure of reading the Bakemonogatari light novel series by Nisioisin currently. It’s a series of stories about different monsters and their effect on the characters introduced in them. I’m on the second book now, I’m loving it!

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m working on publishing the second installment of Forged Destiny now so I can start on the final installment. I’ve got the basics down of what I want to do but not my patented bullet list strategy, so it might be a while longer before it’s completed. I’m already getting ideas for another book, so I have no intentions of slowing down!

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’d definitely take Croak by Gina Damico, Bakemonogatari 1 by Nisioisin, and this one book my mom found she made in elementary school on printer paper, because it would make me laugh.

George Plumley’s Social Media Links
Book On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Forged-Destiny-Ashes-George-Plumley/dp/1716612853

Showcased Author- 2.) Yvonne Rediger

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Saskatchewan, lived and worked in northern Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
I’ve been writing since I was in my teens. My favourite genres are Mystery, Urban Fantasy, and Romantic Suspense, each with a bit of humour.
March 6, 2022, my tenth novel will be released.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Condo Crazy is the third book in the cozy Musgrave Landing Mysteries series. This work inspired by my sister and the crazy things that happened in her condo building. She was great about letting me weave her adventures into a story. I like to add humour to my stories and Condo Crazy has some funny things happen along with a few mysteries to solve.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know about unusual, to me they seem normal. I scuba dive and sail with my husband. I’m also the videographer on his Pallet Cabin YouTube channel. We own a parcel of land and my husband always wanted to build a cabin from scratch, so here we are.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tanya Huff and her many, many books. She too writes several genres, all have mystery of a type to solve like mine. Ann Cleeves and her Vera series influenced my other mystery series, The Adam Norcross Mysteries. Linwood Barclay, his dry wit. Harlen Coben too, there are so many.

What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on the next Adam Norcross mystery, The Right Road, the follow up to The Wrong Words from 2021. While the previous on was set on Vancouver Island, this one will contain more travel, Afghanistan to Canadian Prairies.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
You can find all my news and the books here: https://blackyvy50.wixsite.com/yvonnerediger

There is no link as yet for Condo Crazy, it’s coming soon!
http://bookswelove.net/rediger-yvonne/

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read writing craft books. If you have a favourite author and he or she has written a ‘how I write’ book, read it. Check you local library for books as well. Also, don’t think you have to have your whole story figured out before you start typing, you don’t. Begin, that is the first step. Write the scenes that keep you up at night first. Later you can daisy-chain them together and reorganize them.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just write it down. You can’t edit a blank page.

What are you reading now?
Terry Pratchett’s Jingo. I love Sir Sameul Vimes and the Watch in Discworld. Sir Terry knew how to write humour along with big social issues.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Once I have The Right Road completed and submitted to my publisher. It will be on to book 4, as yet untitled, of the Musgrave Landing Mysteries. I think a mystery weekend theme may be in store for Gladys and Arlington.

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?
Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honour Omnibus. Tanya Huff’s Blood Series Omnibus. Ann Cleeves’ latest Vera novel and the bible.

Author Websites and Profiles
Yvonne Rediger Website: https://blackyvy50.wixsite.com/yvonnerediger/blog
Yvonne Rediger Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Yvonne-Rediger/e/B01CZBGK9G/

Showcased Author- 3.) Terry Lister

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a solo slow traveler since retiring from my professional life in 2014. From Fall 2014 to Summer 2017 I travelled to every country in Central and South America except one. I worked out the kinks in my approach to solo travel during this time. In Fall 2017 until the start of the pandemic I traveled to all the regions of Africa.
During this period l have written two books on my travels in Wedt Africa with more books to follow.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My last book, A New Day Dawns, shares my travels in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. I wrote this book to help people in the West to look at these parts from another perspective beyond that given by the mainstream media. To date l think l have succeeded with my intent.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My writing is done in two stages. Having experienced the day of travel, l post to my personal fb page for family and friends. When l am ready to write the book l confirm the accuracy of what I am attesting to and do further research before writing the story.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have from boyhood enjoyed the classic work of Mark Twain. In more recent times it has been the work of writers such as Paul Theroux who have influenced my approach to my writing.

What are you working on now?
Currently l am focussed on marketing my books for the next two months then l will start the third book in my series . The next book will focus on Gabon, Cameroon and Namibia. These are very interesting countries that do not get the attention that the leading East African countries do so there is a story to be told.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have promoted my books by Amazon adverts and selected promotion sites.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I think authors should be veryclear of why they are writing and how they will measure success. Once this is worked out their activities can be geared up to achieve those goals. One should not write just to write as upon completion there is no clarity in promoting the work,etc.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write another book! When given this advice l did not understand it. Now l fully understand and would give the same advice in short form and then explain what it really means and how it plays out.

What are you reading now?
Presently I am in several fb groups with book trains. I am doing this is increase the reviews my books have some I read what’s up for reading when l go to the trains. So very random and not any particular genre.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to have my books become popular …not to make lots of money but to have my readers have a broader view of the countries l write about. So my success will not be measured in book sales but it the response that books create measured by reviews and articles about the books.

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?
One travel book, one mystery book and one historical book. These are where my interests lie.

Author Websites and Profiles
Terry Lister Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Terry-Lister/e/B07YJX6K1K

Thanks for dedicating a slice of your time towards all of this great author content that I have shared with you today. Hopefully, you enjoy learning about some new authors that are out 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’m multi-tasking being at work while sharing with you my blog posts. Enjoy your Monday and be safe now that we are back to grinding out another 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 PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

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

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

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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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

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