Interview with Reader’s Favorite Book Award-Winner, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Today’s guest author is Reader’s Favorite Book Award-Winner, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. Deanie is a winner in 2016, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Presented by The Author’s Show.com. She has received several other awards and nominations.

I met Deanie online a few years ago, and we have been author buddies ever since. I hope you have fun learning a little bit more about Deanie through the conversation we had below.  Her book My Life at Sweetbrier is being spotlighted in this interview as it is a true story that I loved.

My Life at Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a beautiful, touching true story about a little girl that was diagnosed with a condition Cerebral Palsy and was told by her doctor that she would never be able to walk. Her father would not accept that diagnosis and instills faith in his little girl, and he set out to teach her to ride horses and felt if she could do that, she would be okay. Her parents opened a riding school (Sweetbrier) so that her dad could keep his promise to her. Despite her diagnosis, the family sets out on quite a journey in life…I recommend this book for older aged children for a couple of reasons, because it is a touching story of determination and it teaches a lesson never to give up, and that dreams can come true.

Big Bear Hugs,

-Virginia

How long have you been writing?

I studied and graduated from 2 courses at the Institute of Children’s Literature before writing my first book, Tails of Sweetbrier. It was published in 2009 but republished in 2017 with a new title, My Life at Sweetbrier, a new cover, and five additional chapters.

Do you like silence or music when you are writing?

I prefer silence because I think it’s easier to concentrate on my writing without distractions.

Is there any one thing that helps the creative juices flow?

No, I’d like to discover one, though.  If I have trouble discovering an idea, I try taking a break from writing. It sometimes helps me gather ideas.

What is your next work in progress?

My sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, is working on the illustrations for our next book. We’re excited about creating our first picture book, about a little tractor named Wilbur. We don’t have a timeframe for the release yet, but I’ll be sure to keep you updated on it.

What would you like readers to remember most about My Life at Sweetbrier?

I think every child deserves to be inspired to follow their dreams because all things are possible if you persevere. You can realize your dreams against the odds like I did.

Thank you so much for interviewing me today, Virginia. We had fun together, as always. -Deanie

You are welcome, Deanie. It was fun…you truly are an inspiration. Xo -Virginia

Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.com/Deanie-Humphrys-Dunne/e/B003FFS15S/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Facebook: 

Memories of Sweetbrier:

https://www.facebook.com/Memories-of-Sweetbrier-Farm-Easton-CT-1736497933252082/

Children’s Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne:

https://www.facebook.com/Childrens-author-Deanie-Humphrys-Dunne-574820065875628/

 Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/deaniedunne/

Interview by: Author and Illustrator, Virginia Wright 
Books by Virginia Wright can be found at Amazon.com and other online retail stores
Latest release: Who the Hell Are you? Alzheimer’s the Wrong Diagnosis

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Author Interview With Marion L. Cornett, Historical Fiction Writer

Marion L. Cornett

Marion L. Cornett

Prohibition Historical Fiction – Juniper and Anise By Marion L. Cornett

 Marion, could you please tell us what draws you to the historical fiction genre?

I did a great deal of research putting together two local history books—The Fowlerville Chronicles (a chronology of the village from 1836 to 2011) and also Through the Eyes of a Country Editor (a biography of the editor of The Fowlerville Review from 1874-1929)—and found I was quite entranced with the era shortly after World War I and through the second war. 

The Volstead Act, which created what is known as the Prohibition Era, was such an exciting period of time, both good and bad.  Women were fighting for the right to vote and finally getting their voice heard, but it was also a time for those on the edge of the law to find ways to make large amounts of money in the selling of illegal alcohol.  Throw into the mix, the stock market crash and the Great Depression, and this era soon turned into one of the bloodiest and most violent times for some and a test of survival for many others in the United States’ history.

My attention was drawn to those stories of survival. 

I self-published both local history books and they are available through my Path Publishing website at www.pathpublish.com and also on Amazon.  My historical novel, Juniper and Anise, was published through Whiskey Creek Press.   

This is one of my favorite questions to ask author’s, as I like to hear the answers…so here goes, how long have you been writing?

Since 2009, I have concentrated a great deal more time and energy in crafting my writing but I have always been interested in journaling, reporting, and coming up with stories.  Like many, I have kept a diary or journal since my youth but it wasn’t until I took various writing and journalism classes at a local community college that I started to believe I could do this.     

 Please give us a brief description of your book Juniper and Anise.

Hulda Pearl Rosenkowski escapes to America after World War I, after her mother, father, and brother were killed by scavengers at the end of that war.  She was able to grab a few coins and even less of the family precious jewels and, as she sees her resources dwindling, she has to find a way to survive.  By happenstance, she ends up in an old, broken-down farmhouse located just north of a small town in mid-Michigan, as the guest of an elderly widow.  When the widow dies, Hulda becomes a squatter in the house and soon finds herself in need.  It isn’t long that she figures out the market for hooch, giggle juice, jag juice, whatever they called illegal alcohol, and quickly, she becomes a woman bootlegger during Prohibition.  As the story progresses, her desires to visit speakeasies and be a part of the “flapper” sensation far outweighs everything else and she soon has brushes with the Detroit Purple Gang. 

The story of Hulda is told through the eyes of a small-town sheriff and the reader gets to know numerous characters that revolve around this woman bootlegger.      

Your book sounds really interesting… If you could become a character in your latest book Juniper and Anise, briefly tell us which character you would like to be and why?

Like so many authors I have read about or spoken with, it is quite often a secondary character that remains when all others fade away.  For me, I fell in love with Izzy Bouchard.  She was a young gal that landed at the back stoop of Hulda’s farmhouse, beaten and alone.  She was taken in by Hulda and they soon forged an unlikely friendship that helped to heal both of them.  In many ways, Izzy had an inner strength far larger than anyone in that village and her opinions, while always spot on, sometimes offered up some comic relief in this story.  She basically spoke her mind, something we would all love to do!

Keeping with the flavor of my blog, and because I am a foodie… what would have been a favorite dessert from the era that surrounds Juniper and Anise?

Izzy, the character I grew to love so much, was a baker.  Her “specialty” was the Lady Baltimore cake, a sweet confection popular in the early 1900s.  The white layer cake was put together with a meringue frosting filled with raisins, nuts, and other dried fruit.  In my research, I also found Campbell’s Soups had created a cake using a can of tomato soup as one of the ingredients.

I didn’t try making the Lady Baltimore cake but I did put together the Campbell’s Soup Spicy Tomato Cake to test my research.  The tomato cake was pretty tasty, especially topped with a cream cheese frosting.  Both recipes are easily accessible by searching on the internet.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself, Marion.

My husband, Doug, and I recently celebrated our 17th anniversary.  We were high school sweethearts that “broke up” after graduation and then found each other 26 years later.  Between us, we have five children and six grandchildren and a lot of fun! 

Over the years, I have found various forms of creativity.  Someone once asked how long it took me to write Juniper and Anise.  I answered about nine months, and then I started thinking about that answer.  In reality, it took me 40 years to get to this point.  Creativity is fluid—in my early years, I worked on handicrafts, having over 350 designs published in national magazines.  These designs included knitted, crocheted, and needlepoint projects that I created and then the patterns and finished product would be published.  The majority of those designs were published under the name Marion Kelley.

In later years, I moved onto writing newspaper and internet articles for motorcycle racing, something my husband and I are involved in. 

When I was asked by a local newspaperman to start a blog about our small town, I became interested in local history.  I soon realized so much history was being lost or disappearing, so I compiled and edited two books that I self-published (and learned a great deal in that whole process).  I have since written history books for my paternal and maternal sides of the family. 

Then, after 40 years of creativity, I was finally ready to write a novel.

Do you have a BIP (Book in Progress), and if so, please share a little bit about it.

I do have a work in progress that is completed and is now in the editing process.  It is entitled Tilly Loves Johnny.  I refer to it as a companion novel to Juniper and Anise.  The story takes place in the same time period and same village but with completely new characters and a murder mystery to solve.  I have made vague references to some of the characters in my first novel so if a reader knows the first book, they will be “in the know” when they come across those references.

Since Tilly Loves Johnny is in its final stages, I have begun the third (and last) book for that era (at this point).  I realized early on I wanted to create a trilogy, of sorts, but not in the traditional way of following the same characters.  I will be cagey at this point on the third book’s title and story since I am still in the early developmental stages.

Where can we find you, Marion? Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon page, etc.

My author website (always a work in progress) can be found at www.marioncornett.com and I’d love to have everyone “like” my facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/marioncornettauthor where I post fun facts, motivational thoughts, information on my book and upcoming publications, and generally offer up whatever strikes my fancy!  My twitter handle is @marionatpath, and I have a blog for Fowlerville (Cedartown in the novel) which can be found at www.fowlerville.blogspot.comThe Fowlerville Observer, as I call my blog, has over 2,500 articles and around 2,000 photographs.  It has become quite a useful research tool for local families or anyone interested in small-town living.    

Marion, I ask all the authors I interview to partake in a paperback giveaway—and you so graciously agreed to participate. Please let the folks know joining us today what they must do for a chance to win a copy of Juniper and Anise.

Let’s try something a little different. 2014 juniper and anise cover

Since I would like to drive internet traffic to my Path Publishing site, how about I post a blog article on The Fowlerville Observer at www.fowlerville.blogspot.com and ask the reader to click on the link to www.pathpublish.com, do a little browsing and come back to The Fowlerville Observer and comment on which blank book they would also like.  At the end of a week’s time, I will draw a winner and that person will then receive both a copy of Juniper and Anise as well as one of the six choices of blank books available (gardening, recipes, kidisms, advice, happiness, or passwords and user names).

Where can your book be purchased (Link)?

Juniper and Anise is available on my publisher’s site at www.whiskeycreekpress.com as well as www.bookstrand.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.  Following is the link to Amazon for both the ebook and paperback formats:  http://www.amazon.com/Juniper-Anise-Marion-L-Cornett-ebook/dp/B00QJ7Z8I2. I also have paperbacks available for purchase on both www.marioncornett.com and www.pathpublish.com

Thank you, Marion, for letting us get to know you better. I wish you all the best on your next book in progress!

-Virginia Wright, Author, Illustrator & Foodie
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Joe Cosentino | Writer, Actor, Professor – Guest Author

This is a rather lengthy interview, so grab your coffee or a cool and refreshing beverage; as this post is worth reading on I accidently met Joe through my virtual brother, Dennis Higgins. Dennis is a time travel author and he started writing about time travel books and movies on his blog. He did a post on a 1980 movie called  My Mother Was Never a Kid.  Joe Cosentino visited his blog post as did I, and this is how an author guest post on my blog with Joe was born. You see, Joe was an actor in the movie that Dennis was blogging about. 

  Joe CosentinoJoe Cosentino’s Jana Lane mystery series (beginning with PAPER DOLL) is about an ex-child star uncovering secrets about her past. Joe Cosentino’s favorite ex-child star is Hayley Mills. Who is yours and why? Post a comment. I will select the one that wets my appetite the most and forward your name and email address to Joe Cosentino who will email you a PDF of PAPER DOLL (Jana Lane mystery book 1).

      Joe Cosentino is the author of An Infatuation (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll, the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press-releasing this summer), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). 

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Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Porcelain Doll (the second Jana Lane mystery) and Drama Muscle (the second Nicky and Noah mystery). 

        

 

 

 

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com                   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor                                                          Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen                                     Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647                      Joe_Cosentino Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KRPXJP6 IBM              

 PAPER DOLL (Jana Lane mystery 1)  Paper-Whiskey-Facebook                                           by JOE COSENTINO                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

A mystery/romance novel from Whiskey Creek Press  e-book $3.99  purchase links:    Whiskey Creek Press:  a A mystery/romance novel from Whiskey Creek Press  e-book $3.99  purchase links:    Whiskey Creek Press:  http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1292 Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xGDOJZ 

Book description:

 Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now she’s a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. Jana’s flashbacks from her past turn into murder attempts in her present. Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana visits the California movie studio she once called home. This sends her on a whirlwind of visits with former and current movie studio personnel. It also leads to a romance with the son of her old producer – Rocco Cavoto – the devilishly handsome filmmaker who is planning Jana’s comeback both professionally and personally. Can Jana uncover a web of secrets about everyone she loves, including the person who destroyed her past and threatens to snuff out her future?

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Pg 3 Excerpt from PAPER DOLL (Jana Lane mystery book 1):  

Hummus Recipe by Joe Cosentino

 

 Joe Cosentino the Actor 

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Actor Q & A with Joe Cosentino

  1. How many books have you written so far?

 Eight-and-a-half, but only two have been published so far. The other seven should be published soon, but not soon enough for me. I can’t wait! PAPER DOLL (the first Jana Lane mystery/romance novel) is published by Whiskey Creek Press/Start Publishing. PORCELAIN DOLL (finished) and SATIN DOLL (which I am writing now) should follow. AN INFATUATION (an MM Bittersweet Dreams romance novella based on a one-act play I wrote) is published by Dreamspinner Press. A SHOOTING STAR and A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS should follow. The first Nicky and Noah MM comedy/romance/mystery novel, DRAMA QUEEN, will be released by Lethe Press this summer. DRAMA MUSCLE and DRAMA CRUISE should follow. My mother said to me, “Don’t you have anything better to do than write all those books?” I wonder if Shakespeare’s mother said that? Hah.

 

  1. Were you an actor or writer first?

 As a kid I played make believe constantly. “Let’s put on a show!” was my motto. Thankfully my parents and teachers indulged me (rather than committed me-hah). Eventually I became an actor working opposite stars like Bruce Willis (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in regional theatre), Nathan Lane (ROAR OF THE GREASPAINT in dinner theatre), Rosie O’Donnell (AT&T Industrial), Holland Taylor (ABC-TV movie MY MOTHER WAS NEVER A KID), and Jason Robards (Commercial Credit Computer commercial). Morphing into writing plays and now novels seemed like the perfect progression. I use my knowledge of show business to tell shocking, riveting, and entertaining stories.

 

  1. What inspires you to write? When & how do you get the ideas & do you immediately note the ideas down in a diary or elsewhere?

 I never get writer’s block. There are stories in my head constantly. My challenge is figuring out which ones to write. Like many writers, I keep a pad and pencil on my night table and wake up constantly to write down ideas. Sometimes they are terrific ideas. Other times they make no sense. I can’t figure out where they come from.

 

  1. Could you offer any advice to unpublished writers?

 Write every day. I love reading and writing stories with engaging characters who I want to spend time with. I recommend letting your characters talk to one another and seeing what happens. I prefer mystery suspense novels that drop lots of clues leading to the murderer. I also recommend incorporating many other characters with secrets into the story. A writer should create an entire world of suspense above and beyond “who done it.” When a reader finishes a book, he/she should be satisfied that the various parts equaled the whole, rather than the author pulling an ending out of the hat.

 

  1. Which other author’s books, do you feel, come close to your style of writing?

 Many readers have compared PAPER DOLL to an Agatha Christie or a Mary Higgins Clark novel. They’ve compared AN INFATUATION to Armistead Maupin. I am incredibly flattered and hold on to those comparisons dearly!

 

  1. Do you prefer listening to music or having it silent when writing?

The only sound I like to hear when writing are the voices in my head, and boy do they have a lot to say.

 

  1. Did your acting, directing, or teaching theatre become an influence in your writing?

 A number of reviewers and readers mentioned my writing is theatrical and cinematic. They love the humor, mystery, romance, drama, surprises, and plot twist and turns. I think that comes from my background in acting, writing plays, and directing plays, as well as teaching acting. AN INFATUATION began as a one-act play. I believe my novels would make terrific films. So come on, producers, make me an offer I can’t refuse!

 

  1. Do you reach out to your viewers if so, how?

 I absolutely love hearing from readers. I’ve received so many beautiful and touching emails from readers who say reading AN INFATUATION changed their lives and they will always cherish it. I’ve also received quite a number of messages from both men and women who are begging for the next Jana Lane mystery. I love hearing that! So in addition to my web site, I am quite active on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

 

  1. Are you an author who likes to cook? If so, please include one of your favorite recipes.

 I’m a hummus fanatic. I’m also a fan of healthy and simply prepared food. So here’s my hummus recipe. Blend in a blender 2 cups of drained canned chickpeas, 6 tbsp of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1/3 cup of sesame tahini, 1 tsp. of plum paste, 2 cloves of cooked garlic, 1 tsp. of liquid amino acid/unsalted soy sauce. After blending for 1 minute, top with toasted sesame seeds and toasted seaweed bits. Serve with organic unsalted vegetable chips.

 

10. Do you have a next work in progress? Tell us about it.

 In the first Jana Lane mystery novel (PAPER DOLL), ex-child star Jana Lane learns amazing secrets about everyone from her past, including who killed two people. She also embarks on a forbidden romance. In the second Jana Lane mystery novel (PORCELAN DOLL), Jana makes a comeback film while embarking on yet another romance, and uncovering the murderer of two individuals on the film. I am currently writing the third (SATIN DOLL), where Jana travels to Washington, DC for business and personal reasons. Of course she solves two murders there as well. Each Jana Lane mystery has lots of juicy secrets that are revealed and a shocking ending. Enjoy! And let me know what you think!

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How to Bake a Chocolate Soufflé by Carly Ellen Kramer | Author Interview

Carly Ellen Kramer (3)How to Bake a Chocolate Soufflé by Carly Ellen Kramer is a food fiction novel. And  I thought it would be a perfect fit having Carly as a guest author since I am a foodie. Also, because I love all recipes especially old heirloom recipes. And for all of you who don’t already know,  I am in the process of building the recipe section of my blog The Recipe Weekly.  

Thank you, Carly, for stopping by and sharing information about your book. Also for giving away a signed copy of  your book to one of our commenters.

Good Luck!  A winner will be chosen from all those who comment,  the week of March 18th.                                                                       

Hugs, -Virginia 

About the book

Forget what your English professor told you – life stories are not written in college.

Madeleine LaBlange, Annie Anderson, and Audrey Navarro shared formative years as roommates at Chicago’s Catholic haven for women, the historic Abbott College. If only they could have predicted the collisions between their carefully crafted life plans and the realities they discover beyond campus…

Madeleine harbors dreams of becoming a concert pianist while Dr. Reynold Fenwick, her mercurial graduate school mentor, harbors fantasies of Madeleine. Will pursuing her dreams be worth the cost? Will an evening in Budapest change her life forever?

Annie plans to build a perfect family with her perfect husband in the cutthroat news media industry, until an abrupt tragedy shakes the foundations of her marriage. What happens when she feels pulled between the two men she loves most, her husband and her father?

Audrey leaves her religious, restrictive parents behind and aims for Chicago’s downtown skyline, dating recklessly and staring down each grueling workday one Chicago Dog at a time. Will an island respite lure her away from her corporate future? When she finds herself in the arms of an unexpected lover, will she have the courage to stand up for her own evolving sense of self?

Follow the journeys of these remarkable women, and cheer them on as they navigate life, love, and chocolate soufflé.

Includes over a dozen decadent new recipes from Crowded Earth Kitchen!

Recipe Carly Ellen Kramer (2)

Mrs. Baptiste’s Chocolate Soufflé

Grease four single-serving ramekins with real butter and dust with sugar. Set aside.

Set a metal mixing bowl over the top of a pot containing one inch of softly boiling water. The bottom of the mixing bowl should not touch the water in the pot. In the mixing bowl, melt ½ cup of dark chocolate chips. Stir well. Add three room temperature egg yolks and ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the bowl and mix well. The mixture will harden a bit – don’t worry, this is normal.

 In a separate mixing bowl, exorcise six egg whites – beat the Devil out of them! As you beat the egg whites, add ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/3 cup of white sugar, a little at a time. When the egg white mixture forms stiff peaks, fold into chocolate mixture. Be careful not to mix the air right out of the egg whites!

 Pour soufflé mixture into prepared ramekins and bake in a preheated, 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Excerpt 

 “After a bit of English – to – French improvisation, I realized that Mrs. Baptiste

didn’t tell me to ‘exercise’ the egg whites. She told me to ‘exorcise’ the egg

whites, or ‘beat the Devil’ out of them!” Laughter ensued. “On my second attempt,

that is exactly what I did. I beat those egg whites until I thought my arm was going

to disconnect at the shoulder. If anyone would have seen me toiling away in my tiny,

ill equipped kitchen, I’m sure they would have laughed out loud. I worked up a

sweat. I honestly thought I pulled a bicep. But do you know what? That soufflé was

fantastic!” Several women in the audience began to laugh. 

 

“The reason I’m sharing this story is because dreams are like that.”  

“You can hold onto a dream, go after it with a halfway decent effort, and end up

with a fairly respectable result. Heck, that’s what most people do – ‘exercise.’ But

what if your dream is so big you can barely hold it in your arms? What if your dream

is so fantastic that it seems almost implausible? What if ‘a fairly respectable

result’ isn’t good enough? Well, then you take your Abbott College education, you

take the ambition and the values to which Dean Riley referred, and you go after your

dream like the Devil itself is on your heels! ‘Exorcise!’” The room erupted

 “That brings me to my next point, the one nobody really wants to talk about.

Sometimes, the monster under the bed is real.”

 ~How to Bake a Chocolate Soufflé, page 5

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 Author Biography:

Carly Ellen Kramer (1)

Carly Ellen is a food traveler and writer who loves incorporating delicious recipes into her stories. She is happily entangled in a long standing, unashamed love affair with Europe, whose narrow roads and great cathedrals never fail to keep her Train stations, corner bistros, and old museums serve as her collective Carly Ellen has a minor obsession with French boulangeries, and is sublimely happy with a fresh baguette and cup of espresso in any cobblestoned square.  How to Bake a Chocolate Soufflé is her first novel.

 

 

Author Links:

 Amazon (Paperback and Kindle):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Carly+Ellen+Kramer

 Crowded Earth Kitchen: (Author Signed Copies): www.crowdedearthkitchen.com

 Goodreads (Ratings, Reviews, and Author Information):

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8597207.Carly_Ellen_Kramer

 

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Indie and Proud …. Dennis Higgins

                 Dennis Higgins                                

I met Author Dennis Higgins a couple of years ago online at one of the popular social media sites. We soon found out we had a few things in common besides writing. Both our sisters passed too soon, and we immediately adopted one another as virtual siblings. 

Some years before this I met another Author, Launa McNeilly, we adopted one another as sisters. I am extremely grateful that I have gained such valuable relationships along my writing journey. 

There are other friends that I have met online, that it seems as if we have known each other for years–they know who they are.  

Now, more about this great Time-Travel writer….

Dennis Higgins is a distant relative of Davy Crockett, is a world traveler and native of Chicago, Illinois.  He says that he has  always possessed a romance with things of the past that are gone but not forgotten.  He now lives in the suburbs with his lovely wife, one dog and a couple of birds.

Among his influences are: Richard Matheson, Jack Finney, Dean Koontz, Joan Wester Anderson, Peter S. Beagle and Audrey Neffenegger. 

Dennis Higgins is the author of  The Time Pilgrims books  and they are part of a series for the YA and adult reading audience. 

1.) Katya and Cyrus (Time Pilgrims Book 1) 

2.) Almost Yesterday (Time Pilgrims Book 2)

3.) Tomorrow’s Borrowed Trouble

4.  Parallel Roads (Lost on Route 66)

He is also author of Steampunk Alice – a Novella. The cover is illustrated by me (Virginia Wright). I had never  read a Time-Travel book before Steampunk Alice. Oh, my gosh–I love it! It held my attention from page one!Steampunk Alice Cover1_8 Copyright 2014 Virginia Wright 679x1024

The cover that I illustrated for Dennis Higgins book, Steampunk Alice, just made finals at Authorsdb.com’s 2014 Cover Contest. Excited! Excited, both for the author, Dennis Higgins, and for myself as an illustrator of the cover. 

The cover contest voting will begin on Sunday, December 14, 2014 until December 21, 2014 PST. At the Authorsdb.com web site. Click on Cover Contest.

 Dennis’s latest release is: Tomorrow’s Borrowed Trouble, this author certainly has been cranking out book after book the last year and two. He is a super inspiration to me as a writer. 

Wishing you all the best on your latest release. Many happy sales!!

Tomorrow's Borrowed Trouble

Tomorrow’s Borrowed Trouble

 

Hugs,

-Virginia

You can find Dennis Higgins here:

Web Site: http://www.timepilgrims.com/index.html

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