Family, a multicultural background and a dab of medical intrigue are all strong themes in her writing. Lauren took the advice of ‘write what you know’ and twisted it into a romantic, dystopian adventure!
Kelly Risser knew at a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up. Unfortunately, Fairytale Princess was not a lucrative career. Leaving the castle and wand behind, she entered the world of creative business writing where she worked in advertising, marketing, and training at various companies.
She’s often found lamenting, “It’s hard to write when there’s so many good books to read!” So, when she’s not immersed in the middle of someone else’s fantasy world, she’s busy creating one of her own. This world is introduced in her first novel, Never Forgotten.
Kelly lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. They share their home with Clyde the Whoodle and a school of fish.
Two of my greatest passions in life have always been writing or reading. I’m pretty sure I spent of most of childhood either hiding in some random corner scribbling away in a notebook or pressing my nose into a book. Writing has been a journey for me, one that has stretched me, and taught me so much about myself and others.
When I’m not writing, you can find me chasing my three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with my wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions you might still find me in my not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner to read or working out only to blow my diet by eating ice cream.
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.
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M.E. Cunningham (Also known as Melissa Cunningham) began writing five years ago when she decided, out of the blue, to enter a community writing contest and won first place. From that moment on she had a new love: Writing. Melissa is a member of the League of Utah Writers. Her past publication experience includes a recurring opinion column called Writing Reality, for her local newspaper: The Leader
Melissa’s first novel: Reluctant Guardian, was accepted for publication through Clean Teen Publishing in August 2013.
When Melissa is not writing you can find her spending time with her husband of eighteen years and her five children. Melissa studied music in college and loves to read all things fiction. Melissa lives in Northern Utah with her family, her horses, cats, dogs and chickens.
K.C. Finn has also recently been welcomed into the fold at Clean Teen Publishing as a debut Young Adult author for 2014 – look out for her epic Paranormal/Historical Adventure The Mind’s Eye out now and FREE for all!
As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part time as a private tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devoting the remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in Education and Linguistics.”
N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua’s Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarterfinalist in Amazon’s Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.
In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.
Author website: http://delshereegladden.blogspot.com/
Welcome to our May Special Feature’s post! We are going to interview as many authors as we can this month from the Young Adult genre. You can refer your fellow author friends to join us in this fun.
1) YA fans can send in ONE question each to be asked to YA writers. Questions are strictly from fans/readers ONLY. This is to promote interaction between authors and readers. You can share this post with your fans on your own social media sites. What is the question you have always wanted to ask them? Think about it and send us the question. We will post your name and ONE non-business website link (if you have any) together with your question.
2) All authors participating in this exciting interview will be asked the SAME set of questionnaire.
3) We will be taking about TWO WEEKS to collect the questions. After that, we will send the questions to authors and they will have to send it back to us before 30th May 2014.
4) Authors can send us their short bio, book cover with their Amazon or one other online book site (if you don’t sell on Amazon).
So, I guess it is pretty simple. We will get to see different SHADES of answers for same questions.
Fans and readers, send the questions via this form.
Authors, if you are interested to join this interview, please send these details below with the message title “May-Author Sign Up” to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Author Website
4) short bio, book cover with their Amazon or one other online book site (if you don’t sell on Amazon).
Let’s get the fun started. If you have questions, you can send me an email via email@example.com or simply get in touch with me via http://www.facebook.com/InternationalBookPromotion
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