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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Stuff of Dreams...Story Ideas


Author G.R. Holton joins our blog and tells us his inspiration for writing and a how a story was birthed. A multi-genre author with a focus on science fiction, G.R. has received several honors. By the way, G.R. and I share the same first initial, same birth state and year as well as a love for science fiction. Guess this connection was meant to be...

Bio:

On a warm summer morning in 1962, G. R. Holton was born in a small town in Massachusetts and is the second eldest in a family of eight children. He is happily married and living in eastern Tennessee. He has two daughters, a son, a step-daughter and a step-son and is also the proud grandfather of four beautiful girls. G. R. is a disabled veteran who took an interest in computer games to pass the time, and then one day he made a friend on one of those online games with chat that turned out her husband was a screenwriter and movie director. They became great friends and after a few weeks of talking, he met her husband online and hit it off quickly. He gave him a couple of his screenplays to read and he was hooked. He knew at that point he wanted to try writing.

One night, after days of not being able to come up with a story to write, he had a dream of three teens on another planet and in a cave. This was it; he knew what had to be done. He sat down at the computer and over the course of three months he had written his first science fiction novella, “Soleri”. He knew he couldn’t stop there, so he continued writing and “Guardians Alliance” was born. He has also published a children’s picture book called, “Squazles” about not judging others and did the book design for Cameron Titus’s “A to Z book: A Habitat for Humanity Project”. His latest novel, “Deep Screams”, is a science fiction/horror/paranormal thriller that has become the Books and Authors.net’s Best Science Fiction for 2011. G. R. has also won The Author’s Shows “50 Best Writers You Should be Reading for 2011”. All of G. R. Holton’s work can be found at all the internet book sale sites or on his website at www.grholton.com.

Deep Screams – In the year 2145, Earth had finally gotten past its differences, and the Earth Coalition was formed. They launched a ship and crew into deep space to find a new Earth. It was a 20 year mission to find other planets outside of their solar system that could be inhabited. Six years later all the signals from the Omega Space Station suddenly stopped. Not knowing what might have happened, the Coalition called for a new crew to intercept the space station and ascertain what had happened. The new crew found the Omega, but it was not the space station that was dead and to their horror, they were not alone…

In GOD we TRUST!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New author Jeffrey Kosh and Feeding the Urge


The Writers' Blog is pleased to have Jeffrey Kosh blog on his upcoming debut novel. As you'll see, Jeffrey has a great sense of humor which is a must for any author of any genre.
Hello, I’m Jeffrey Kosh. You surely recognized me as the author of the novel ‘Feeding the Urge’. No? You do not even know what I’m garbling about? Well, you’re right. Feeding the Urge is my first published novel and will be widely available on the general market within two months, or later. Mr. Gary Starta was so kind to invite me on spreading my senseless blurb on his blog. I must admit feeling uneasy staying shoulder-to-shoulder with such giants as Rebecca Besser and Jennifer Chase; it’s just like being invited to a party where everyone is an accomplished professional and you feel you should be serving cocktails to these people, not having conversations. Unfortunately, I’m a talker, and once you start me it is difficult to shut me up. However, for your eyes’ delight I’m going to restrain myself. Feeding the Urge is about ancient spiritual beliefs seen under a modern point of view. Axel, the main character, is an unusual kind of serial killer – or more likely, a serial vigilante, if such a thing ever existed – experiencing a need to kill those he feels responsible for our society’s ill. People who feed on other’s fear. The novel tells his exploits from the age of ten, when he was abused by a pedophile, and rescued by … something else. It is also the story of Cheri Ridge, a Cherokee dancer who should be dead, and maybe she is, somehow. Raised by a White Shaman, she has grown up immersed in her people’s folklore and belief system, and this is going to ‘feed her urge’. The paths of these two weird individuals are going to merge, yet with an unexpected ending. Well, I’m not going to spoil the rest of the novel; I hate when authors do that. David Brin said that he feels like a shaman, creating images and alternate realities in other minds. That fits my way of writing; I summon stories from another place, they’re already there ready to be told. The matter rests in the author’s skill to convey it. I figure that had Jennifer Chase or Gary Starta encroached on Axel’s story before me, they would surely weave it in different ways. My specialty involves inner feelings and how they affect the individual. To learn more about me visit my website, Jeffrey Kosh’s Prosperity Glades: http://jeffreykosh.webstarts.com/index.html?r=20120102190037 Or contact me directly on Facebook, Twitter, or Google +. As a compulsive chatterer you’ll find me everywhere.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Meet Author Rebecca Besser


For this first blog of 2012, I would like to introduce author Rebecca Besser. She has penned some apocalyptic stories involving zombies I'm sure you will want to check out.

Hi, I'm Rebecca Besser, author of the zombie novella, Undead Drive-Thru. I write fiction, nonfiction and poetry for a wide range of age groups and genres. I've been published over 140 times in various publications.

To learn more about me feel free to visit my website: http://www.rebeccabesser.com or my blog: http://blog.rebeccabesser.com

You can also find me on Facebook under: Rebecca Besser or Author/Editor Rebecca Besser

I'm also on Twitter under: @BeccaBesser

Earth's End, a Scifi Apocalyptic anthology, is being released by Wicked East Press in Jan 2012!

My story, “The Olden Gears,” is included in Earth's End. Here's an excerpt:

“...Overnight the world has been bombarded with attacks by the elderly. On every continent, in almost every country, they’ve taken lives at will, showing no mercy...”

Looking out around him, he tried to decide how he was going to make it home. Almost every street was blocked off by accidents, and everywhere he looked, someone was being slaughtered; his attention focused back on the radio as they continued.

“...Medical experts are saying the cause of the outbreak and behavior in their elderly patients is linked to the chemical compound used in the ‘lubrication’ of the ReGen ‘parts’ surgically implanted; the chemical was supposed to act as synthetic blood. Once it leaks into the real blood system, it targets certain parts of the brain and triggers uncontrollable, aggressive behavior...”" ~ The Olden Gears by Rebecca Besser - Earth's EndWould you like to win a free copy of Earth's End?

On March 1st I'll be having a drawing to give away a copy of Earth's End signed by me (I'm also the editor). Everyone who comments on my Earth's End post at one of the stops on my tour will be enter into the drawing (one entry per person, per blog), so you have a chance to win at every stop along the way. The very last post of the tour will be on my blog and will announce the winner (on March 1st). So, stop by as many blogs as you possibly can to increase your chances to win a copy of the book!