Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of November 2015

This month we have a group of interesting writers with worlds of knowledge and expertise. The author interviews are a MUST read.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers. I try to pick authors who are interesting studies and ask them unique questions for our Q/A section.

Check out the Showcase feature of the HBS Author's Spotlight. I have included those authors in this class. Also, we have added the Author Bundles we have posted this month.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our November 2015 crew.

Gale Minchew

Author Genre: Spiritual and Young Adult

Author's Blog: Videos
Website: Gale Minchew
Twitter: @galeminchew
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Amazon Author Profile

Next: first in a new spiritual development series my co-author, Karen Lovero, and I are working on. We look forward to releasing book two in the series in the summer of 2016 and expect it to be a six book series.

Social media: I have found that social media has its pros and cons. I tend to be a perfectionist and a bit OCD about things. This can be a difficult combination with social media because I tend to want to respond to everyone who mentions me. I was literally spending hours every day trying to keep up with Twitter. Over the past couple of years I have taken a break from Twitter for the most part.

Personal appearance: My co-author and I have so much more scheduled over the next couple of months, including several workshops and events in Florida during the month of December. The best place to learn more about events and locations would be through my website at www.galeminchew.com or through the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LiveLearnLoveBooks

Great covers: I am very much a creative force within myself. Ideas just start flowing and after working with all of those words for so long during the writing process, I find that I need to express myself visually. The book cover for Live, Learn, Love: Rediscover Your Life Purpose in 10 Days came about through a dream I had.

Great book trailers: Again, after all of that writing I find the need to express myself visually. I made my first book trailer in 2011 for my very first book. Book trailers were rather new at the time and it was definitely a learning experience. So many things have changed since then, and authors have really upped the ante with the quality of book trailers out now.

Reader list: I have just recently started gathering emails to include in a quarterly newsletter I would like to start that will give readers an idea of our upcoming events, news about the book and subsequent series, and something helpful they can use to improve their lives on a daily basis…

Author's Book List
Live, Learn, Love (Purchase at her website: Gale Minchew, PhD)
Shadows of Deception
Shadows of Truth
Shadows of the Past
Shadows of Destiny

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Cindy Blackburn
Featured Book: Five Spot

Author Genre: Mystery

Author's Blog: Cindy Blackburn
Website: Cindy Blackburn - The Cue Ball Mysteries
Twitter: @cbmysteries
E-Mail: cindyblackburn@cbmysteries.com
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Cindy Blackburn is living the dream! She spends her days sitting around in her pajamas, thinking up unlikely plot twists and ironing out the quirks and kinks of lovable characters. In other words, Cindy's a writer.

When she's not typing on her laptop or feeding her fat cat Betty, Cindy enjoys taking long walks with her cute hubby John. A native Vermonter who hates snow, Cindy divides her time between the south and the north. Most of the year you'll find her in South Carolina. But come summer she'll be on the porch of her lakeside shack in Vermont. Yep, it's a place very similar to Lake Elizabeth.

Cindy's favorite travel destinations are all in Europe, her favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory, her favorite movie is Moonstruck, and her favorite color is orange. Cindy dislikes vacuuming, traffic, and lima beans.

Author's Book List
Five Spot
Four Play
Three Odd Balls
Double Shot
Playing with Poison

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R.P. Dahlke
Featured Book: A Dead Red Oleander

Author Genre: Mystery, Romance, Humor

Website: R.P. Dahlke
Twitter: @rpdahlke
E-Mail: rp@rpdahlke.com
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
I sort of fell into the job of running a crop-dusting business when my dad decided he'd rather go on a cruise than take another season of lazy pilots, missing flaggers, testy farmers and horrific hours. After two years at the helm, I handed him back the keys and fled to a city without any of the above. And no, I was never a crop-duster.

My Lalla Bains series is about a tall, blond and beautiful ex-model turned crop-duster who, to quote Lalla Bains, has "been married so many times they oughta revoke my license." Lalla is no Danielle Steele character & she's not afraid of chipping her manicure. Scratch that, the girl doesn't have time for a manicure what with herding a bunch of recalcitrant pilots and juggling work orders just to keep her father's flagging business alive.Note: Beginning with A Dead Red Alibi, Lalla and her family will reside in South East Arizona where she will divide her time between a fledgling P.I. business with cousin, Pearlie Bains, and volunteering as a team member with Cochise County Search and Rescue.

Author's Book List
The Dead Red Mystery Series - Boxed Set
Hurricane Hole
A Dead Red Oleander

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Stacy Eaton
Featured Book: You're Not Alone

Author Genre: Crime, Thriller and Mystery

Author's Blog: Stacy Eaton, Author
Website: Stacy Eaton
Twitter: @StacySEaton
E-Mail: Mybloodrunsblue@aol.com
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Stacy Eaton is a police officer by profession. Currently, she is assigned as the department detective and enjoys digging into cases and putting the pieces of the puzzles together.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania and is the wife to a police officer and the mother of two. She is very proud of her son who is currently serving in the United States Navy and equally proud of her tween daughter who is a black belt and cheerleader.

Stacy also currently servers on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center. When Stacy is not working her demanding job, or spending time with her family, she works on her business and volunteers with the World Literary Café. When there is time, she writes.

Author's Book List
You're Not Alone
Finding the Strength
Barbara's Plea
My Blood Runs Blue
Six Days of Memories
Distorted Loyalty
Second Shield
Liveon - No Evil
Garda – Welcome to The Realm
Blue Blood For Life
Whether I'll Live or Die

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Alan Jacobson
Featured Book: The Lost Codex

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: Alan Jacobson
Website: Alan Jacobson
Twitter: @JacobsonAlan
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
My literary career has been marked by a number of events, but none more significant than an accidental meeting nearly 20 years ago. While researching "False Accusations" at the Department of Justice's crime lab, I met FBI agent Mark Safarik, who was awaiting promotion to the FBI's Behavioral Analysis (profiling) Unit--the one popularized by TV's Criminal Minds. We hit it off, stayed in touch, and Agent Safarik invited me out to Quantico to tour the FBI Academy and profiling unit. Thus began my immersion in the world of serial killers, rapists, bombers and arsonists.

Seven years later, my education had reached critical mass: I'd made numerous trips to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, had countless hours of conversations with Agent Safarik and his partner, Agent Mary Ellen O'Toole; I'd edited four published FBI research papers on serial offenders and attended numerous FBI training courses; I'd shot submachine guns with the head firearms instructor at the Academy; and I'd parsed serial killer interviews with Agent Safarik. I felt that I owned the material well enough to use this knowledge and experience in writing my third novel, the first featuring FBI Profiler Karen Vail.

Vail had an explosive debut, bursting onto the scene in the national bestseller "The 7th Victim." Sporting a vibrant personality oozing sharp wit and sarcasm, Vail is a woman bucking the odds in a unit geared toward men, someone who always means well but, like you and me, makes mistakes. She has fears, loves, and vulnerabilities--and despite being very good at what she does--suffers perpetual unease about the decisions she makes. Because lives are on the line. Errors prove costly.

Author's Book List
The Lost Codex
No Way Out
Hard Target
Inmate 1577
False Accusations
The Hunted
The 7th Victim

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James Moushon
Featured Book: Operation Alpha Dog

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: eBook Author’s Corner
Website: James Moushon - Mystery Writer
Twitter: @jimhbs
E-Mail: james.moushon@gmail.com
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
James Moushon is a Mystery writer and a published writer in the electronic document field.

Starting over 15 years ago, he helped lead the startup of the electronic forms industry in the creation, conversion and usage of electronic forms by supplying that industry with a continuing source of published literature, software products and training seminars.

In 2003, Moushon changed his focus to ebooks and their development.

He is the author of the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels. He has published two books: 'Black Mountain Secrets', 'Game of Fire' and 'Operation Alpha Dog', a collection of short stories featuring Jonathon Stone.

He is currently wearing two Hats. He is a mystery writer and a book publishing blogger. You can find his blogs at:

HBS Author's Spotlight
The blog's purpose is to help authors get exposure in the book publishing industry. He has interviewed and showcased over 450 authors to date.

HBS Mystery Reader's Circle
The HBS Mystery Reader's Circle provides information about the latest novels and what is coming next from a collection of Bestselling and Outstanding Authors in the Mystery, Thrillers, Historical Fiction and Crime genre.

eBook Author's Corner
The Corner is a collection of Author advice and studies including Marketing, Social Media and other major topics created to help writers in today's ever changing world of book publishing.

He has spent the majority of his adult life developing computer systems and thinking about writing mysteries.

Author's Book List
Operation Alpha Dog
Game of Fire
Black Mountain Secrets

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Toby Neal
Featured Book: Bone Hook

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense

Website: Toby Neal
Twitter: @tobywneal
E-Mail: tobyneal0@gmail.com
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Award-winning author Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. A social worker turned author, she says, "I'm endlessly fascinated with people's stories."

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters, from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in her mysteries.

Over a million copies of Lei Crime Series are in circulation, and her books have won multiple awards.

Toby loves life in Hawaii with her family and dogs.

Author's Book List
Red Rain
Bone Hook
Somewhere in the City
Rip Tides
Island Fire
Fire Beach
Dark Lava
Shattered Palms
Somewhere on Maui
Twisted Vine
Stolen in Paradise
Broken Ferns
Black Jasmine
Torch Ginger
Blood Orchids

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David VanDyke
Featured Book: SLIPKNOT

Author Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author's Blog: David VanDyke's Author Blog
Website: Author David VanDyke
Twitter: @DVanDykeAuthor
E-Mail: david(at)davidvandykeauthor.com
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
David VanDyke is the bestselling author of the Plague Wars and Stellar Conquest series, co-author of BV Larson's Star Force Series Books 10, 11 and 12. He also writes P. I. mysteries under the pen name D. D. VanDyke. He's a retired U.S. military officer, veteran of two branches of the armed forces, and has served in several combat zones. He lives with his wife and dogs near Ogden, Utah.

The Plague Wars apocalyptic thriller series begins in the world of today with a man and a woman twined together by circumstances, destined to change the world. It leads readers into an ever-darkening future of upheaval, struggle and war marked by the depths of evil and the heights of selfless sacrifice. Plagues, secret technologies and extraterrestrial meddling provide the backdrop for heroes and villains to struggle for control of the destiny of humanity.

The Stellar Conquest series carries the central cast of Plague Wars forward a century into the future, when humanity turns to the stars to find its destiny. Follow the starship Conquest as its captain and crew take the fight to Earth's enemies, finding allies and making heroic sacrifices in order to secure the future of our solar system against a hostile universe. Read it first and then its prequel series Plague Wars, or read it in order from The Eden Plague onward if you prefer.

The Star Force Series is a sweeping space opera and military sci-fi saga of alien invasion, telling the story of one ordinary man, Professor Kyle Riggs, who rises to become Earth's most implacable defender. In book 10, Outcast, his son Cody Riggs, fresh out of Star Force academy, takes over the legacy. With more than a million copies sold, this top-rated science fiction series sweeps readers into adventure.

Author's Book List
Apocalypse Austin
Demon Star
Eden's Exodus
Conquest and Empire
First Conquest
In A Bind
Loose Ends
Conquest of Earth
Tactics of Conquest
Desolator: Conquest
Planetary Assault
Comes The Destroyer
Cyborg Strike
The Orion Plague
The Reaper Plague
The Demon Plagues
The Eden Plague
Skull's Shadows
Reaper's Run

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Betty Webb
Featured Book: The Puffin of Death

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Author's Blog: Webb's Blog
Website: Betty Webb - The Lena Jones mysteries
Twitter: @bettywebb
E-Mail: webbscottsdale@aol.com
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Former journalist Betty Webb is a prize-winning mystery novelist whose books are based on true crimes, including human rights abuses. Publishers Weekly called her novels "mysteries with a social conscience." She lives in Arizona, where her Lena Jones mysteries are set, and teaches writing at Arizona State University.

Author's Book List
The Puffin of Death
The Llama of Death
Anteater of Death
The Koala of Death
Desert Rage
Desert Wind
Desert Noir
Desert Wives
Desert Lost
Desert Cut
Desert Run
Desert Shadows: Publishing Can Be Murder

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P. C. Zick
Featured Book: Behind the Curtain

Author Genre: Literature & Fiction

Author's Blog: Living Lightly
Website: P. C. Zick
Twitter: @PCZick
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

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Author Description:
Best-selling author, P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction.

Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. "Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable." Her Behind the Love trilogy - contemporary romance - is also set in Florida, but she's now working on a series set in the Smoky Mountains.

Her fiction contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. All of her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.

Author's Book List
Behind the Curtain
Minty's Kiss
Third Base
Behind the Bar
Behind the Altar
Odyssey to Myself
A Lethal Legacy
Native Lands
Trails in the Sand
Tortoise Stew
Live from the Road

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HBS Bundles and Co-Authored Showcase

Featured Set: Crimzon and Clover I-X

The Crimzon and Clover Short Story Collection

M.R. Mathias

This anthology contains:
Crimzon and Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl (linked to perma-free content)
Crimzon and Clover II - The Tricky Wizard
Crimzon and Clover III - The Grog
Crimzon and Clover IV - The Wrath of Crimzon
Crimzon and Clover V - Killer of Giants
Crimzon and Clover VI - One bad Bitch
Crimzon and Clover VII - The Fortune's Fortune
Crimzon and Clover VIII (Master Zarvin #1) - Dingo the Dragon Slayer
Crimzon and Clover IX (Master Zarvin #2) - Oonzil the Oathbreaker
Crimzon and Clover X (Master Zarvin #3) - The Greatest Quest

Title: Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: The Tricky Wizard

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: The Grog

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: The Wrath of Crimzon

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: Killer of Giants

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: One Bad Bitch

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: The Fortune's Fortune

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: Dingo the Dragon Slayer

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: Oonzil the Oathbreaker

Author: M.R. Mathias

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Title: The Greatest Quest

Author: M.R. Mathias

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