The Fabulous Melissa Carty

Hi Readers,

I had the recent privilege to interview this amazing author~ Melissa Carty.  Check out my interview with her.

 

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  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

Soul Awakening will always be my first love. One of my main characters is Chance Wright and he was the first character to ever show himself to me. Letting his and Skye’s story grow into a full fledged book was also an opportunity for me to grow personally.

Skye is a girl who has a parent go missing. Everyone thinks he’s dead and her and her mom are coping the best they can. She has to leave her friends behind when she’s made to spend the summer in another country with family she barely knows. After she gets there, family secrets and supernatural beings collide, making this a summer she may not survive.

 

  1. Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?

In the beginning, my characters wouldn’t shut up. After that, it was my need to finish the story. I also enjoy the problem solving that’s involved in creating worlds and lives. There is something so magical and addictive about making a world all your own.

 

  1. What do you look forward to every day?

Waking up and knowing I have another day to love on the people I love. Having more time to try to get this thing called life right. To tell the stories that play out in my head. Hearing a song that will make me think of a book and/or characters that I wrote. Someone telling me they loved or liked my book. So many things.

 

  1. How do you define success? What makes you successful?

Success for me is doing something you enjoy and it being able to sustain you financially (which is relative to your needs and situation) and/or emotionally.

I’m doing something I truly enjoy and it’s very fulfilling. I realize I’m just starting out, so I may not be the definition of success yet, but every author had to start somewhere.

 

  1. Any tips for a newbie writer?

Try to turn off your inner critic, at least until you’re done with the first draft. You may never finish your book if you give in to it. Also, finding a mentor can be really helpful and reaffirming that you’re on the right track.

 

BIO:

Melissa is a Young Adult writer with a passion for paranormal. She has been drawing and doing all things creative for as long as she can remember. She earned a degree in Graphic Arts and has spent many years as an artist. After falling in love with reading (thanks to two persistent friends), she started writing stories. The magic of creating her own worlds has been both exciting and overwhelming at times, and she couldn’t be happier about it. https://www.facebook.com/MelissaCartyArtistWriter/ or https://www.instagram.com/melissa_carty/

** Her book, Soul Awakening is available on Amazon! **

 

First Author Interview Live!

Hey Readers,

You know what’s great?  Being the very first author interviewed by a fellow blogger.  Wow!!

I am so honored and excited to share with you my Author Interview on Andrea’s site.  Go check it out and show her some love, too!!

http://254bookaholic.blogspot.com/2018/09/mwandishi-spotlight-my-first-interview.html?m=1#more

 

 

Grab this fabulous free read today!

Hi Readers,

Vespers by Author Elyse Reyes is free today!

Follow the adventures of Jasper and her initiation into a paranormal world of beings called The Order of Vespers.

Jasper Andrews is in over her head. God and the Devil have disappeared from Earth, leaving humanity without hope. Il Separatio, the Entity of Neutrality, tries to restore peace through the intervention of its children, the Order of Vespers. They are tasked with maintaining the balance between light and dark, ensuring that no faction becomes too powerful. They think Jasper is the key to harnessing the power of Il Separatio, protecting the Vespers and maintaining the balance.

 

Join the event on Facebook for more fun:

https://www.facebook.com/events/233066447359341

 

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TK is in the Spotlight today!

Hi Readers,

 

The lovely Joanne Guidoccio spotlighted me and two of my books today on her blog.  Thank you so much, Joanne!  Check out my spotlight and her blog here:

 

https://joanneguidoccio.com/blog/

Meet the Author

 

Readers and Writers Tampa, FL

Hey there!

 

Come join me and 30+ more authors at the annual Readers and Writers book event in Tampa, Florida!!

 

Event will take place next Saturday, August 25, 2018 at

DoubleTree Tampa Airport Westshore
4500 W. Cypress Street Tampa
Fl 33607

Time:

VIP- 11 AM -12 PM

General Admission- 12 PM – 4 PM

&
After Party: 8 PM -11 PM

Tickets are Available!  http://readerswritersevents.com/product-category/tampa-18/

 

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Aeron is in the Spotlight!

Many thanks to Renee for posting the Author Spotlight for my Fourth book in the Guardian League Series, Aeron.  The fifth one is on the way, folks and is expected to release In January 2019.  It is presently with my Publisher.

In the meantime, check out Aeron, available on Amazon today!

https://reneesauthorspotlight.blogspot.com/2018/07/aeron-guardian-league-book-four-romance.html

 

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Aeron is in the Spotlight!

Hi Readers,

Check out the Spotlight for Aeron, Book 4 of the Guardian League series, including an excerpt of the book.  Aeron and all the books in the Guardian League are stand-alone books which can be read in any order you prefer.

http://reneesauthorspotlight.blogspot.com/2018/07/aeron-guardian-league-book-four-romance.html

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