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Novels for a Brighter World

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Today I'm delighted to welcome author Steven L. Shrewsbury back to my blog with his new, action-packed heroic fantasy novel, Killer of Giants! I've been a reader and fan of myths and legends, swords and sorcery, and dark fantasy since childhood, so I know I will love exploring this first story of the Keltos warrior Rogan! But... is there light in the darkness? Over to you Steven Novels for a Brighter World By Steven L. Shrewsbury I have in my bio that I seek after brightness in this world wherever it may hide. I know what I meant when I said it, but was asked recently what about this new book of mine, KILLER OF GIANTS adds to the world’s brightness. It’s a book, a story, a yarn that will take you away from the mundane stuff of everyday life. One doesn’t need to look at social media, wonder which spoiled Hollywood celeb is sleeping with who or slapped who…or how many people are killing each other in Asia. All the arguments over silly political nonsense that distracts people

Who Was Barabbas and Why Might We Care?

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Today I'm delighted to welcome author M.D.House to revisit my blog. He's touring the internet with the third book of his Barabbas trilogy, a series based around the world of Jesus' death and resurrection, and centering on the well-remembered figure of Barabbas. As an author of Biblical fiction myself (my Five-Minute Bible Story Series), I'm always fascinated to meet someone else with an interest in the same history and worldview. I hope you will give him a warm welcome and enjoy our conversation. Book 3 of the Barabbas series, The Barabbas Legacy, deals directly with major world events and travels more broadly than the prior two volumes. What excited you most about these new journeys? As I’ve journeyed with Barabbas, his family, the apostle Paul, and the centurion Cornelius, researching many of the places they could have traveled and the events they may have witnessed, my desire to know the people of that time and those places has intensified. My respect

When Nowhere Isn't Nowhere...

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  Today I'm meeting  Melkart Rouhana   o n my blog, introducing his book  Greatness is NowHere Self improvement from the prince of positivity; consultant to the likes of Ritz-Carlton. Greatness is NOWHERE shares a roadmap that will guide you to find greatness and lead your people to ultimately unleash their potential and, in the process, impact the future of our world. Not just for business leaders; applicable to those who lead families, sports teams, volunteering and other groups.  I suspect my dreams of greatness may be long gone, but I'm fascinated by Melkart's background and I'm sure you will be too. So... my first question for you, Melkart, is where did you grow up, and where do you live now? Melkart: I grew up in a beautiful Lebanese village, Beit-Mery, in Mount Lebanon overlooking Beirut floating under us like a splendid river. Beit-Mery, deriving from Aramaic, means “The House of The Lord”. In this village, I learned to dream big, amongst the ruins of the old P

Starting a Band in Grenoble?

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  Today I get to meet an author who grew up where my son went to college. Yay!  Olivia Swindler   is touring the internet with her book,   Cynthia Starts a Band An easy breezy novel, full of pop music and descriptive writing, from “Olivia in Paris.” Eleanor Quinn lives a life most young girls dream of. She’s the lead singer of a wildly successful band, dating the most beautiful man in America, and in love with her life on tour. She pours her heart into every song she writes and genuinely enjoys connecting with fans. So, when she disappears after her fiance’s fairy-tale perfect proposal on stage, the world is shocked. Worse yet, he starts telling interviewers that Eleanor is crazy — possibly even a danger to herself and those around her. As the weeks go by, the world wants to know: Who is Eleanor Quinn really? So Olivia, I know you grew up in Spokane Washington, but where do you live now? I currently live in Grenoble, France.   Cool! And did you always know you wanted to be a writer

Meeting a fellow Mathematician/Author!

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Meeting a fellow mathematician/author! 1   Today I get to welcome author Arthur Swan to my blog with his latest book, the Encanto . It's cool to meet a fellow mathematician/author, so... I hope you'll enjoy our conversation.   Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?             I grew up in Wilson, a small tobacco town in eastern North Carolina. I now reside in Los Angeles. DiDid you always want to be a writer when you were a child?             As a very young child, I had plethora of career ambitions ranging from garbage man (the guy who rides on the back of the truck, not the one who has to drive it) to veterinarian. I also recall wanting to be a biologist for a few years and a musician.  I know we share a background in math and science, but what fi rst inspired you to write?             In fifth grade, “volunteers” were selected to read our writing assignments aloud to the class. I was deathly terrified. I nearly passed out the first time I stood up there