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Julia Ibbotson lives in a renovated Victorian rectory in the English countryside with her husband (four children, now grown up, having fled the nest), along with lots of apple trees, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. She is an author and academic, and loves choral singing, walking, swimming, gardening and cooking (not necessarily at the same time). She started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil in her tiny fist and has not stopped since, much to the bemusement of her long-suffering husband who brings her endless cups of coffee and sometimes even makes the dinner when she is distracted and frowning at her laptop.
She wrote her first novel when she was 10 years old, sadly never published and long since consigned to the manuscript graveyard. She loves writing novels with a strong sense of time and place and that is the basis of her latest, Drumbeats, the first of a trilogy which follows Jess through the trials and tribulations of her life. It starts with Jess on her gap year in Ghana in the 1960s.
Recently she found an old manuscript gathering dust in her drawer, one she had originally scribbled when she was still at school, many years ago. It was a children’s story about a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe to find himself in a fantasy medieval world. She is currently blowing off the dust and redrafting it for her publishers to let it loose on the world in the autumn. It’s called S.C.A.R.S.
She loves to hear from readers (it’s a pleasant distraction from her steaming keyboard), so do get in touch via the links below.
Tune in for a wonderful chat with Richard about his latest release: "Universal Law: An Idiot's Guide".
I am a medium and clairvoyant and also the author of eleven spiritual books and producer of five meditation CD’s that have helped to change the lives of many people from all walks of life. Back in the year 2000 I was still struggling with an alcohol problem that was threatening to take my life in a very negative direction from which there would have been no return. These days I use the same principles that enabled me to turn my life around and apply them to my client’s individual needs. I help people replace the old negative mindsets, that keep them rooted in the past, with new positive thoughts and attitudes that enable them to get what they dream about having and being in their lives. By drawing on my own life experience I help people to grow and realise their true worth and potential; helping them to express themselves in ways that make them feel happy and fulfilled.
People contact me when they are at a crossroads in their lives or when they feel?they are stuck in a particular negative situation. It may also be because they?are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one or they may simply be in?search of some guidance of a spiritual nature. Whatever the reason, I always?aim to make people feel at ease so that they can enjoy the experience.
I also help people to realise the gifts of clairvoyance, mediumship and healing that are present within themselves. This can be on a one-to-one or group basis and is achieved through guided meditation and other methods of inner work.
Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008. Paulette is the author of That Was Then, This is Now, Completely Whole and The Sanctuary. Her articles have appeared on-line and in print. Paulette's most recent release is Living Seperate Lives.
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Cherlisa Starks Richardson is a graduate of Indiana State University and also has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Richardson is a motivational speaker and a school board member in her township. She and her family lives in Indiana. For more information, visit her website at www.cherlisarichardson.com
In her debut novel, Summer Rain, Cherlisa Starks Richardson has woven together a gripping novel that shows the faith even a child must have to endure when challenged with the pain life sometimes presents.
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Summer McClain seemingly has it all—a doting mother and father, two best friends who stick closer than glue, and a grandmother who can cook the pants off any chef who dares to go up against her. Her world is perfect in every way—until tragedy strikes the core of her family.
When Summer thinks the worst thing in her life has happened, she’s dealt more blows that make her question her young faith. Her two best friends, who should be there to love her through her devastation, have personal issues of their own, and on top of that, a girl at school starts bullying her for no reason. Will Summer be able to withstand the heartache, pain, and pressure she has to endure?
As a Motivational Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger and Evangelist Stacy Y. Whyte is known as a voice of inspiration that is bringing hope to the hopeless through the word of God and by outreach programs. Stacy does not only encourage others to walk with integrity but empowers them to walk with a spirit of expectancy. Wherever she goes the message of love and hope is shared among people from all social class and barriers are torn down; hearts are healed and lives are transformed by the messages that she brings forth.
For Stacy writing is embedded in her DNA and it is her greatest passion in life. With an unshakeable faith Stacy continues to be a highly skilled motivator that reaches nations by her writings and teachings. Stacy says writing and sharing the Good News of the gospel is the window to her soul that leads to personal fulfilment and inspiration.
In addition, Stacy has been featured in Caribbean Voice News, Truth In The News Magazine, Ebony News, Street Hype News Magazine and also appeared as a guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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Thomas Jerome Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.
He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.
Thomas was selected for membership in the Comunidad de Innovación Escolar of the Foundation Telefónica and Foundation Educación 2020. It is a network that brings together education professionals concerned with developing and strengthening the capacities of their educational communities through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Thomas is also a past member (2011-2012) of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.
Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching materials. He has published a total of sixty-five (65) books.
The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker
Three brilliant minds created Faded Diamonds - Camille Burke, Stacey Pacouloute & Mellissa Thomas. Be sure to tune in for a chat with these inspirational women on Saturday Cocktails.
Tune in for a delightful chat with Paulette Harper Johnson, of Write Now Literary Virtual Blog Tours, and Cherlisa Starks Richardson.
Cherlisa Starks Richardson was born in Indianapolis, IN where she still resides with her family. Cherlisa is an entrepreneur, writer, blogger and motivational speaker. She loved reading and writing from an early age. After working in Corporate America for over 20 years, Cherlisa decided to pursue her love of writing and began blogging and working on her first novel, Summer Rain. Cherlisa enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and friends and traveling in her spare time. She is a very proud mother and wife. Her greatest enjoyment is raising her daughter. Cherlisa encourages her daughter to strive towards excellence in everything she does including academics, sports and life in general.
Cherlisa Starks Richardson is a graduate of Indiana State University and also has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a huge advocate for education. Her motto is "Knowledge is power. It's the one thing no one can take from you." Cherlisa is a school board member in her township and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Former attorney and college professor, Ms. Vandiver enjoys writing and now devotes full time to it.
Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is a mystery/quasi sci-fi that mixes fact with fiction and takes you on a journey to discover the answers to Earth's ancient mysteries.
Currently, Ms. Vandiver is working on a sequel to In the Beginning titled The Westbury End Book Club as well as the first book in a series loosely based on her family.
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Leti Del Mar lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, daughter and abnormally large cat. When she isn't writing, reading or blogging, she is teaching Biology and Algebra to teenagers. Leti is also a classic film buff, passionate about Art History and loves to travel.
Learn more about her and her work at http://wordswithletidelmar.blogspot.com/
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About the Author
Dormaine G graduated with an associate’s degree in math and science and a bachelors of science degree in nursing. She is a certified forensic Nurse. After years of stationary nursing work and travel nursing assignments, she decided to embark on a writing career. Dormaine G decided it was time to let her true self free.
For more information on her book, interested parties may log on to http://www.dormaineg.com or dormaineg.blogspot.com
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