Sexy Six Author 6: Sandy Wolters

IBP is happy to resume the monthly author interview series and for the month of February, we would like to feature the Sexy Six authors. Be sure to follow our posts to check out their bio and author interview questions and answers.

1) Name: Sandy Wolters

2) Author Website: 

http://www.sandywolters.weebly.com
Goodreads: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4772120.Sandy_Wolters?from_search=true&search_version=service

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sandy.wolters.5

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SandyWolters


4) short bio, book cover and Amazon site

sandy

I started writing paranormal romance relatively late in life. I was fifty-years old when I published my first book. Many would ask why it took so long to start a writing career and I really only have one answer: Life experiences finally brought me to the place where I felt I had something to offer.

The romantic influence of my writing career came easily because I married my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been together ever since. I thank the stars above for my loving husband every day of my life. I’m living the romantic dream, people, with the man I was destined to be with, and it feels wonderful! Every romance I write, he is right there in the forefront of my mind.

I have written six paranormal romance books with another to be released soon. Two of my books have won first place awards from the Paranormal Romance Guild, and my Rock Star Series has received first place recognition in its category as well.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Wolters/e/B00569J3UI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1447935988&sr=1-2-ent

MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #8

Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #8 is “What are your reasons for writing?” by Marion Lovato.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

To gain my sanity.

2) Viv Drewa

I love putting story to print. After reading all my life I thought it was time.

3) K. J. Rollinson

Inspiration, imagination, love of words. You have to is my answer. You have to express yourself, if you are a writer, artist, composer. It is in your soul.

4) Sam Reese

Simply because I can’t not write. Something inside compels me to do so, and when I stop doing so I tend to become a terrible person to be around.

5) Neil McGowan

I couldn’t imagine not writing. It’s something that is a part of my character. It allows me to examine ideas and themes from different perspectives, and lets me have fun playing around with characters and situations.

6) Marion Lovato

To share the uniqueness and comical side of this creature we call a cat.

7) Jaro Berce

To share my knowledge with others and to have fun discussing it with people that perceived the matter differently as I have meant.

8) Marie Lavender

I write because I can’t imagine doing anything else for the rest of my life.  There is no greater freedom for me than when I am deep in the construction of a scene, when so much is going on that I forget the world for awhile.  When I come out of it, there is almost a strange euphoria to it.  I blink and say, “Wow.  Did that actually happen?”  So much can occur.  I feel a lot while I’m writing.  With some scenes, I feel a character’s anger or what they would naturally feel if they were insulted or hurt.  Sometimes, with a particularly emotional scene, I know I’ve gotten to the heart of things when I’m writing with tears streaming down my face.  Neurotic?  Maybe.  But, that is the way of a writer.  We feel with our characters.  They become a part of us in a way, and when the book is finished, it is hard to step away from that connection.  So, why do I write?  Because doing anything else just feels wrong.

9) LaRae Parry

For me, writing is therapeutic.  Also, the stories inside my head won’t leave me alone. Grrrrr.

10) Theresa Moretimer

To help people to become aware of the dangers of domestic violence.  I write fiction but what I write as fiction is true to an extent due to the fact that I base a lot of my story on my life.  It’s not all true but a lot of it is.  I hope to prevent domestic violence cases by helping people become aware of the signs.

11) Annie Edmonds

Marion my reasons for writing are to get the little people out of my head.
If I don’t they just keep talking. And the story gets bigger and bigger. When I finally put the story into the computer it’s done. And I’m on to the next. Writing is not a choice for me.

The next question is “Who could/would help a writer to sell books?” by Jaro. Stay tuned with us for the next post !

MARSocial Special Interview: Author #6 Marion Lovato

Writing the “Great American Novel” has always been a dream, but it seemed that life would get in the way! Wrote short stories when I was a child and then started writing poetry when I graduated from college.  Spent two years teaching in Colorado and twenty more in Wyoming before leaving the profession.  When I moved to Nevada in 2000, I found that I missed being a teacher and went to work for the Clark County School District until 2011.
 
One of the things that I really enjoyed about teaching was watching the expression on children’s faces when they were thoroughly enjoying a story. Big smiles, and totally involved. By this time, I had two cats in the family. Even though the idea of a novel was still in the back of my mind, I decided to write about the younger cat named Sammy. He was a feral cat for about 5 months before we finally trapped him. It took several years and a LOT of patience to get him to the point that he would trust us. It paid off. He will always have that streak of not trusting completely. However, he is now very lovable and funny. I just have to laugh at him sometimes with the crazy things he does. So, I took some of these crazy things, combined it with my imagination, and you have Sam, the Superkitty. There are three separate stories in the book written in prose form. Two of those stories are also written in poetry form. This book has been read to elementary classes and is kid approved!
 

May Author Interview: Author #6 Jessica Tornese

Jessica Tornese is an amazon bestselling author and was voted Solstice Publishing’s 2012 Author of the Year! She has finally finished the final novel in the Linked series; check out Destroyed Through Time this summer!

Jessica Tornese’s debut novel, Linked Through Time, was inspired by her home town Baudette, MN. She graduated from high school there and continued her education at Minnesota State University – Moorhead where she earned a degree in education. She spent several years coaching in the Junior Olympic volleyball program in Minnesota as well as the junior varsity team for Lake of the Woods High School in 2010.

Her favorite hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, playing volleyball, and extreme outdoor sports like caving, ziplining, and white water rafting. Jessica is also active in her church and has run several Vacation Bible School programs and Sunday school programs. She enjoys working with kids of all ages!

She hopes to continue writing and venture into new genres and age groups. Recently, she self-published her first juvenile fiction book for kids online. (see M&M Twins)

Jessica is married and has three children. Her family recently relocated to a small town in south Florida.

Links:

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Through-Time-ebook/dp/B009ZUKKR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365111338&sr=1-1&keywords=lost+through+time

http://www.amazon.com/Linked-Through-Time-Jessica-Tornese/dp/1477570799/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365111662&sr=1-1&keywords=linked+through+time

http://store.solsticepublishing.com/

Website:

http://www.jessicatornese.com

Amazon author central page:

http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Tornese/e/B008LUYA66/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linked-Through-Time/392292227468460?ref=hl

Twitter:

@jltornese

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/jessicatornese

LinkedIn:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicatornese

 

Annie Edmonds: April Author Interview Participant #6

Annie Edmonds: April Author Interview Participant #6

Author Bio:

Annie is a Jersey Girl born and bred. She has been happily married to the one man that stole her heart 30 yrs ago. She hopes to one day move to the sunshine state as the winters are hard on someone who lives with chronic pain.

She loves to write and has been doing it her entire life. In 2013 she reached a milestone birthday and decided it was now or never to write and published her first erotic romance novel. Second Chances Sammy’s story is the first in the series. Annie is currently working on Master Mike’s story.

When she’s not writing/blogging Annie loves to spend time with her husband and family at the beach. This is where she gets her inspiration and can Collect treasures from the sea. Her interest also include, Photography, gardening, and she is a foodie that loves to cook.

Being an independent author or indie isn’t always easy. But it can be fun when you write a blog that you love.…

http://www.amazon.com/Annie-Edmonds/e/B00G3IN528/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1