Author Spotlight: Andrea R. Cooper

 

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Synopsis:

Stories of fantasy ranging from dark, to light and inspiring, bring life to this anthology. The creatures featured throughout, both good and evil, display the devastating or wonderful personalities they were given by the authors who created them for your enjoyment.

 

Alexis Lantgen brings a twist to the story of a fairy changeling, showing a dark evil intent behind this mythological practice.

 

Andrea R. Cooper turns a dark fantasy tale into a lyrical piece that tests your understanding of your own mind.

 

George L. Duncan features a creature many never saw coming as the source of justice in a corrupt world.

 

Dark fantasy takes a humorous twist with Oz Durose, who introduces us to a new type of zombie that makes you regret deleting the files off your very own computer…readers beware!

 

Mythological hounds are a foreshadowing of doom for one man seeking refuge from their deadly chase. Allison D. Reid brings a tale of adventure as seen through the eyes of the hounds and their mysterious master, born from the darkness of hell.

 

Demons lurking throughout this tale bring a monster into the world. A demi-god finds out her fate as KJ Hawkins spins a tale of triumph and fear.

 

Matthew Frassetti presses the will of a man trying to save his lover from the hands of a demon. The bonds of friendship between man and beast are tested as this tale of adventure takes a twist.

 

Brendan Carroll brings a brilliantly fun, entertaining story to life, showing how in the midst of everyday beauty, time simply passes when you least expect it.

 

Khushi Agarwal tests the power of Christmas cheer with elves on strike. Will Christmas come on time, or will it be ruined for all?

 

The holidays are here as D.B. Mauldin brings a hard working elf into the spotlight for a special Christmas festival.

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Interview with Andrea R. Cooper:

 

Welcome!

 

Please introduce yourself.

 

Hi, I’m Andrea R. Cooper a wife, mom, writer and a dozen other job titles that go along with a full-time mom and working mom.

 

  1. When did you start writing?

 

I started writing poetry at 14. Then around twenty, writing fizzled out for me with life taking over. Still, I’ve always created characters and stories, but it wasn’t until my early thirties that I started writing as a hobby, and then couldn’t stop J

 

  1. What motivates you to write?

               

The characters. I’m  a pantser and though I have an idea of a story and/or character, I don’t have the complete story until I write it. I love discovering the details as I write.

 

 

  1. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?

 

               

                I write in several genres: fantasy/ paranormal romance, historical romance, and romantic

suspense.  My favorite is paranormal romance. Ultimately though, it’s the story that I imagine that comes to me first, rather than the genre.

 

 

  1. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?

 

My writing goal is to entertain and write a good story. One that readers will want to read more of my writing.

 

 

  1. What motivates you to write?

 

                A story idea. I have to write it to know how everything comes together.

 

 

  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?

 

I suffer from time. I work full-time and have three kids: two under the age of six – so it’s finding time to write that’s the issue.

 

 

  1. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors?

 

Read, Write, repeat. Join a critique group. Start social media now! Don’t wait until your book is published.

 

 

  1. Please, tell us about your work.

 

                Stolen Hearts Book 1 is my latest release and a romantic suspense novel.

Tagline: She stole a cop’s heart; will this thief pay for her crimes?

 

 

Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!!


Short Bio:Andrea Cooper

Andrea R. Cooper found the characters she once imagined as a child calling her back to their fantasy worlds of danger, romance, and bewitchment. Her stories, stoked by these familiar friends, reignited a bonfire of love and enchantment. Her novel, The Garnet Dagger received the UP Author’s 2013 Seal of Approval. For more visit www.andreaRcooper.com

 

 

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Your Cat Is Not Trying To Kill You

“Don’t believe the nonsensical propaganda you read in pop-lit and websites. Your cat is not trying to kill you. There is simply no reliable evidence supporting these presumptive murderous intentions.”
This is the first sentence of a blog post, written by Reluctant Cat Owner. I enjoyed the post so much that I needed to share it. Besides: I’m sure many more cat owners need to see and read it! Have fun!

The Reluctant Cat Owner's Journal

Don’t believe the nonsensical propaganda you read in pop-lit and websites. Your cat is not trying to kill you. There is simply no reliable evidence supporting these presumptive murderous intentions.

I don’t dispute that if you were to suddenly drop dead, your feline companion would contract a severe case of indifference; however, it is extraordinarily improbable that your bucket will be kicked by a four-legged degenerate.

How do I know your cat wants you alive? Because through the logic of inductive reasoning (a methodology used by prominent, modern thinkers such as Dinesh D’Souza, Louie Gohmert, and Monty Python), I have discovered that domesticated cats feed on negative emotions. If you take issue with this theory, ask yourself why cats maul your loving hand but never puncture a major artery, or why they trip you only in the absence of sharp objects on which to impale your head? I’ll tell you why. Because the pain and suffering they produce is part of their nutritious, balanced diet.

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#WW Writer Problems 1–5

A humorous list of writer problems, written by Shannon A.  Thompson. Read it, I’m sure the one or other situation will be “awfully” familiar… 🙂

Shannon A Thompson

#WW Writer Problems 1–5

If you’re on my Facebook, then you will be familiar with today’s content. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing little cards that I make called Writer Problems. I only have a few out, but I decided that I wanted to share them on here too. So today was born, and hopefully, more days like today will follow. Basically, I’ll be sharing 5 cards at a time and explaining where the inspiration came from (because there are too many hilarious stories that go on behind the scenes of these), and I think many writers can probably relate to my writer problems.

Adding this information since I received an email requesting it: I highly encourage you all to share these photos if you want! Never be afraid to take anything from my website. In fact, I love it! But please give credit to one of…

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A @COLLEENCHESEBRO INTERVIEW of @REBIRTHOFLISA ABOUT THE MISTREATMENT OF ZORA LANGSTON

Author Lisa W. Tetting and The Mistreatment of Zora Langston – read the interview here.

Lit World Interviews

Silver and Lisa

I would like to introduce you to Lisa W. Tetting, the author of her first novel, The Mistreatment of Zora Langston, which can be purchased onAmazon. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Lisa for at least the last six months, as our paths seemed to cross often in the WordPress blog world. I have read many of her poems, insightful blog posts, and reviewed her debut novel, The Mistreatment of Zora Langston, which you can findhere.

Mistreatment of Zora Langston

I was deeply moved by the main character in Lisa’s book, Zora Langston. Through Lisa’s writing, Zora tells her story with all the wisdom a nine-year-old girl could share.  The reader lives through her, and experiences what the child goes through on a daily basis.  I was visually shaken after the confrontation with Zora’s, mother’s boyfriend.

There is sexual abuse and violence portrayed in the…

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Micki Peluso

A very interesting blog post featuring Micki Peluso, author of “And The Whippoorwill Sang”.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Micki Peluso and book signing

Mick Peluso is the author of …And the Whippoorwill Sang—an outstanding memoir:

“Micki Peluso takes readers along on her journey through life as she deals with the tragedy of the imminent death of one of her six children in a story that will bring tears—not only of immeasurable sadness—but also those wonderful tears of the joys and hilarity of a family’s life. As I traveled with Micki along life’s highway and byways, I not only met her wonderful family and friends, I felt like I was one of them. That’s what I call great writing! From antics to dilemmas, you won’t want to miss out on the laughter, the love, the sorrows, the courage or the tears as Peluso poignantly weaves a well-written memoir that will not be forgotten in AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG.” ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

Let’s get ready to meet Micki

Today, I have…

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Spring poetry

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Sunbeams touch the cooled down ground

the skies turn blue, I hear the sound

of birds in trees and on the wire

the twitters which I do admire.

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The plants turn green and so do trees

I see the wasps, flies and the bees

flying, humming to the flowers

spring time does have all these powers.

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Word awakes and colors spear

nature seems to reappear.

I feel the warmth right on my skin

the circle of life is to begin.

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Here I see the growing corn

there I see some babies born.

A litter full of baby cats

of dogs or rabbits, even bats.

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It’s beautiful to look around

plants, animals and things I found.

Spring is great in every style

It makes me sing, and dance and smile.

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Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, April 2015

#WW Rejected? How to Keep Submitting

Inspirational, helpful and encouraging. I think this post is excellent advice.

Shannon A Thompson

Rejected? How to Keep Submitting

Lately, I’ve been trying to help a lot of fellow writers find publishers, literary journals, and websites where they can share their work. The market is HUGE (hence the giant, capital letters), but for many, this is both a positive and a negative description of the industry. With so many options, how does someone know where to submit? And with so many opportunities, why do I keep getting rejected?

rejectThere are so many answers for this, and none of them are accurate. It’s all guesswork. I can’t tell someone why their manuscript was denied by so-and-so, and I can’t explain why someone else’s poetry made it into The Gettysburg Review over someone else. Only the judgers could, for certain, say why, but even then, it often comes down to their mood that day or their theme that month or how well it would fit in…

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#Read about Guest #Author Annette Rochelle Aben

Over at “Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s” blog I found the guest post of a very interesting personality: author Annette Rochelle Aben. Read about her. I’m sure you’ll share my opinion.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

AnnetteI feel so fortunate to be in one of my favorite places, the blog of the most accommodating primate in the world, TSRA! Thank you for this opportunity Good Sir Ape. I wish for goodness and light to accompany you the rest of your days! Oh and bananas, lots of bananas too.

Who am I? Well depending on who you ask, I am Annette Rochelle Aben. If my family or dear friends were to introduce me, they may call me Netty, Nette, Netra, Annie or Pookie. My younger self would have you not speak to those who assigned me those nick names as I didn’t have much of a sense of humor regarding nick names as I was growing up. However my adult self has long since embraced the fact that try hard as I may to brand myself as one of the important three-named people of the world, to…

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