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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fantasy Time Inc is Nominated!!!

      My novel Fantasy Time Inc. has been nominated for a writing award. How sweet is that? You know how people say it is a honor just to be nominated? Well for the first time I understand that. It is.  I have been nominated from the Global eBook Awards in the category of speculative contemporary fantasy fiction, and I am in competition with four other books. I am very excited and can't wait to see if I am one of the finalists. I will know next month, I will let you know when I do. Here is my page on the nomination list;

I had a great interview about my book with Judith Marshall on her blog called Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever. Cool name, huh? She does interviews of fellow authors and she asked some really different and interesting questions. Here is the link; .

Here is a very different and personal article I wrote for It is about taking a risk and creating a life that I really wanted. How I took a chance and chased my bliss, I am still chasing it but that makes it a great adventure,. Here it is, let me know what you think.

And now for something completely different, this an article I wrote for Working Writer. It is about the chaos I put myself through at the begining of the year. I had been wanting to create a website that would feature all the writing I do in one site. As I was working on the website I fell in love with the look of it, so I decided I would revamp my whole Jewel e-magazine.  Sadly I did it at the same time, which created a truly insane period because I had also just moved to San Diego so I was handling all the wonders of moving in with creating two websites. Nuts right? Here is the article;

I am very excited about my next interview because it is very different. This is a reviewer and a lover of books. She interviewed me for my book Fantasy Time Inc. and I thought it would be interesting to interview her. I also thought it would give writers a chance to hear about a reviewer and interviewer from their point of view.

So lets give a warm welcome to Eva  Coppersmith from Eva's Sancturary;

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?

I have always loved to read even as a child. I have loved many books; but the one that sticks in my mind the most is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. A friend of mine loaned me her copy in 1994 when I was going for surgery. I loved it so much, I had to buy my own copy and all the rest of the series that was available at the time. I still have all of the books and also bought the anniversary edition of Outlander and the UK edition called Cross Stitch when we visited Scotland last year.

 What kind of books do you like to read?

My absolute favorite is romance, especially vampire romance; but my tastes have broadened considerably since I started reviewing. I read just about everything now, but I always go back to romance.

 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?

I have to say Outlander again. It touched me on so many different levels and so many emotions came forth when I was reading it. Of course, like so many women out there, I fell head over heels in love with Jamie Fraser in the story. I was so in love with that book and Jamie, I told my husband he had to take me to Scotland for our fifteenth wedding anniversary. Bless him, he did and I fell in love with the country. I tried my best to find Jamie there; but sorry to say, I had no luck. I had planned on sticking him in my suitcase to bring home.

 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920's, 1800’s so forth?

I would say the 17 and 1800's. I love the historical eras the best. I often tell my husband I was born in the wrong time. Of course, I don't think I would like to give up my modern conveniences and I would not easily let a man tell me what I had to do.

 What is your procedure when you review a book?

I am mostly contacted by email but I have had a few authors contact me on FB, twitter and linkedin. I really don't care how they contact me. I just want to know about the book. I check it out to make sure it is legit and then I will contact back if I am willing to review the book. I tell them about how long it will be and let the author decide if they are willing to wait. If so, I only request the book. I accept any format because I have three kindles and an IPad. I always accept hard copy too. When I have finished the book, I notify the author and I post all over the internet including FB, twitter, google+, linkedin, and numerous book sites plus specialty book sites if they are applicable such as Amish Living. I will also post on amazon and smashwords if asked.

 Do you prefer one genre to another?

Not really. As I said earlier, I have branched out with my reading since I started my blog. I just don't do poetry because it has never been a strong area of mine. I also don't do self-help books, cooking, gardening, that type of thing. I don't know enough about that type of thing to give an honest opinion one way or the other.

 Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?

You would think with four electronic readers I would say ebooks; but no, I much prefer a hard book. I say I have a love affair with books. I love to feel them, turn the pages, and I love the smell of them. You just can't get that with with an ebook. My electronic reader collection is my obsession with toys. It is also the most economical for authors and publishers to share their files in this day and age. Most of what I buy is hard copy. I like autographed books so I get those as much as I can.

 Can you tell us where we can find your reviews?

My blog is Eva's Sanctuary at

Thank you so much Eva for a great interview, it as great!

I have more exciting stuff coming your way, stay tuned....
Till Next Time....