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Tess Thompson is a mother before all else, and a writer after that. She’s also a Zumba dancing queen, though the wearing of the crown is reserved for invitation-only appearances. After honing her craft in theater with a prize-winning play titled My Lady’s Hand, her heart was called to a different storytelling medium: the great American novel. But, as she recently said to a friend, “Well, maybe not ‘great’ but certainly American.”
The first of these, Riversong (Booktrope Editions), went on to become #1 on Barnes and Noble’s Nook Book chart in October 2011. Two years after its release, readership of Riversongcontinues to grow, spending weeks in the top 100 Kindle bestsellers; it’s known amongst her friends and family as “the little book that could.”
Caramel and Magnolias, the first in the Legley Bay Collection was released in the fall of 2012. In May of 2013 Tess released the sequel to Riversong called Riverbend and the third in the collection, Riverstar, in August 2013. Tea and Primroses, the second in the Legley Bay Collection was released February 16, 2014. The first in the Blue Mountain Collection, Blue Midnight was released June 30, 2014.
She’s currently working on her first historical fiction, Duet For Three Hands, which will be released December 2014.
Tara Reed is the accidental writer from Toronto, Canada, not that chick from Sharknado. When her career in Public Relations was forced into hiatus by a jerky plot twist, she wrote the first in a series of interactive novels. When she received offers of single-and-multi book deals from top houses, she turned them down to publish it herself. Because she’s crazy.
She was voted Most Sarcastic Female at her high school prom, which she went to alone. (Not that she thinks about it.) She can fit her whole fist in her mouth (which makes the prom thing surprising), and sing with her mouth closed, but she can’t do both at the same time.
Her tweets on The Bachelor have been aired in a live broadcast and picked up by national media. She once appeared on the cover of a romance novel with her long time partner, who has done 79 more covers – with other women. She thinks that’s qualification enough to write this book.
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Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading. Everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun).
At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with a publishing company called Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books with everyone to read.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.
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When you hear the name "Jesse James," badass is what comes to mind. Handsome, devilish, and, well, a murderer, as it turns out. The good news: we have our very own Jesse James as the Vice President of Community Management over at Booktrope, and he's both handsome and devilish, but thankfully, not a homicidal kind of guy. If you ask around among Booktropers, Jesse is both a savior of lost books, vanquisher of publishing doubts, and a valiant of writer's hopes and dreams. If you ask Jesse...well, listen in, and you'll find out more about this rare human who prefers to woo (and unwoo) emotionally unavailable vampires, hang out with knuckleheaded 10 year olds, and dream about adventures that involve skateboards and time zombies.
A first look at K.M. Randall's debut novel Fractured Dream, plus some details about her WIP (work in progress)! If you enjoy fantasy novels with a unique backstory, or simply love to read, you'll love hearing about her work, her inspiration, and her passion. Plus, she reads a portion of her new book!
ABOUT JESSICA GORDON
Jessica Gordon is a Johns Hopkins University alumna for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the Writing Seminars program and her master’s degree in communications.
After working in the corporate world for several years, Jessicadecided to return to her first love: creative writing. Jessica takes her readers to the prominent Washington, D.C. area where her characters navigate through the complex world of family, in-laws, and love.
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About Marni Mann
I’m a New Englander at heart and now a Floridian, inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. As a writer of erotic romance, new adult and literary fiction, I tap a mainstream appeal and shake worldwide taboos, taking my readers on a dark, harrowing, and breathtaking journey. When I’m not nose deep in my laptop, I’m scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking my four-legged children.
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Kori talks about author fairs, the importance of getting out of your comfort zone, business cards, and more!
FYI: Author Nicole Walters (Charis: Journey to Pandora's Jar) sent us a message about a MG writing contest BookTrope Publishing is hosting for her upcoming book. Go to http://journeytopandorasjar.com/ for more details.
She demonstrated great marketing by contacting people in her circle, including Back Porch Writer. Kori received the email this week, read everything, and loved the idea.
Melinda Hinson Neely runs a marketing business, runs a household and still manages to run marathons. She majored in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received an MBA from the College of William and Mary and served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University. Before entering entrepreneurial life, she managed multi-million dollar consumer brands in the Northeast such as Dimetapp Cold and Flu Medicine, Welch’s Grape Juice and Polaroid Instant Film. She moved to Seattle to work at the corporate headquarters of Starbucks, then served on the executive teams of two technology companies, one of which she helped take public.
Most importantly, Neely has stayed healthy and happy while juggling everything from a full-time business career and completing sixteen marathons across the country (from San Diego to Boston to Dublin, Ireland) to the life changes that accompany marriage and children. Her second book, Eat, In, Not Out: The Learn-How-to-Cook-Book Without the Recipes (Booktrope, 2012), was selected by Barnes & Noble as a “Compelling Read From Authors You Need to Know.” Her first book, Finding Life’s Secret Sauce: How to Fit Good Food, Fitness and Fun into Your Crazy, Busy Schedule (Morgan James, 2010), embraces her role as an Everyday Wellness Expert and offers practical suggestions for shaping up and getting healthy that can fit into any schedule or lifestyle.
Best selling author, Tess Hardwick, is living proof that doing what you love...JUST DO IT, and everything can be yours. If you just make the decision, things fall into place. After nearly 20 years in Corporate America, Tess took the plunge to pursue writing full-time. Her first novel, Riversong, was published by Booktrope in April 2011 and became the Bestselling Nook Book in October. Tess is a novelist, playwright, reader, mommy, wife, daughter, sister and friend — the order of which depends on the day. She has a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2000 she wrote her first full-length play, My Lady’s Hand, which subsequently won the 2001 first place prize for new work at the Burien Theatre.
Like her main character in Riversong, Tess is from a small town in Southern Oregon but now lives in western Washington with her husband, two daughters, and puppy. She is currently working on her second and third novels and blogging at www.tesshardwick.com. All of which is possible because of her husband, Dave Hardwick, giver of dreams.
Leigh Bennett has had a diverse writing journey -- both as the self-published author of Flirting with Magick, and as an upcoming published author with indie press Booktrope Publishing. In this episode, we discuss her experiences, her exploration of other genres, and her current work in progress. Not sure if you can fit writing into your schedule? Leigh has three kids and proves it can be done with strategic planning!
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