Thank you Yvonne, who is an author friend of mine who asked me to be involved in this blog hop. I find blog hopping to be a great way to share great blogs and discover new authors, through our favourite writers.
In this chain, authors will reveal a bit about themselves and their writing process through answering four questions. Then they pass the link to others. I have passed the link to Jo Robinson. First I will tell you a little about myself and answer the questions. Then I will tell you a little bit about Yvonne McEvaddy and Jo Robinson.
1) What am I working on?
I am always working on a range of eBooks. It depends on the stages. During my down-time I am making the final read through of my novel, Destiny Lane before publishing. Destiny Lane, is amazing. It is about a woman who lives two lives, one when she is awake and one when she is dreaming.
During train rides, I am writing an eBook on dancing. You will love it. I am loving writing it.
And then I also have various other eBooks at different stages of formatting for Smashwords.com and publishing onto Smashwords and Amazon.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Destiny Lane differs from others in the fantasy genre, by adding different elements of imagination, romance, positive outlooks and easy to relate to characters that aren’t too far-fetched, which will have you wanting to read more.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I write a variety of genre’s because I do not want to get stuck in one genre for the rest of my life. As an artist, I do not want to feel stuck in a box. I want to embrace the creative story that is within me. That is why my readers will always find something new to read and love. Take a look at the A-List Celebrities, they are the ones jumping from a different role with each movie. The others take on a similar type character and the same genre’s over and over, soon turn – boring to watch. I let my creative mind take me where it wants to.
4) How does my writing process work?
Most likely to an outsider it looks chaotic. But to me, it is very organised. I have computer access for roughly two to five hours a day. During this time, I write, research, type and edit. When I do not have a computer, I will write with pen to paper, read, and when it is time for a first edit, print and write. There is nothing more magical, than a pen writing on paper. I personally love it.
I also do not hold back. I am very focussed. I know how much time a day I have to dedicate to writing and therefore, when pen goes to paper, I write. I try not to edit as I go along, as my mind is just moving too fast for my hands to write.
Miranda is the top recruitment consultant for Entice Consultancy, working long hours to achieve great results. From the outside she appears to have her life in order as a successful career woman. Yet a jealous rival is determined to do anything to take her down and soon Miranda’s life turns problematic.
Grace and Louise both met Miranda through work and lead interesting lives of their own. Grace a free spirit, falls in love with a man who appears to be perfect. When her true love goes missing her world soon falls apart. Louise’s eating disorder is pushed to the limit as is her marriage with Mike. Retirement and a new relationship seem like bliss until one night’s event changes everything.
Entice Me is a journey that explores life changing events that forces each woman to rediscover themselves and what they are seeking from life.
Meltdowns, break-ups, love and laughter make Entice Me into an entertaining read.
Free to be with me takes Madison, an assistant to a famous fashion designer, through a self-appreciating journey of fashion, love and design. Free to be with me oozes fun, glamour and most of all hot lustful romance. Will the man Madison falls for, be too risky for her lifestyle? Or will she shy away from it all? Find out in this heart warming, page turner.
This novella, is a great holiday read for those times when you need to escape. Free to be with me, will leave you with butterfly feelings and a big smile on your face.
Tell all your friends and family about this awesome read.
About Yvonne McEvaddy
(Who chose me as the next blog hopper)
Yvonne McEvaddy is a writer living and working in Headford, co. Galway. She is the author of two novels, Passion Killer and Shadows of the Dead. She is currently working on her third novel, Thief of Hearts. Passion Killer is currently available on smashwords.com and also on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk in the kindle bookstores. It is also available to order in print on amazon.
When not writing she was daydreaming about her books being available in her local bookstore. She was first published under her maiden name, Yvonne Gaughan, at the age of 17 when she won a Western Health Board competition to have her essay published in 100 Natural Highs.Also as Yvonne Gaughan, in college she was a member of the Mystic Poets Society and had two poems published in their collaboration, Mystic Spirits.Yvonne McEvaddy is a member of the Java Writers group.
Yvonne McEvaddy’s Books:
If your ex lover and best friend was accused of killing your boyfriend would you stand up for him? Would your friends stand by you?
Passion Killer is a story of how unrequited love, jealousy and obsession become dangerous, turning passion to murder. It revolves around a group of friends in a small town in Ireland. Sylvia arrives home one evening to find her boyfriend, Rick, in a pool of blood. In the course of their investigation, Detectives Barbara Molloy and Mick Naughton question the group of friends and uncover a web of deception. A party the night before the murder left many fingerprints at the scene of the crime. In the tangle of love triangles there are plenty of motives to choose from and few alibis, casting the net of suspicion wide.
As the story unfolds, the friends discover secrets and lies that test their relationships to the point of breaking. In order to cast suspicion away from one of their best friends, Alex, the group start to suspect a myriad of acquaintances. Will they succeed in finding out who killed Rick before Alex is put away for something he didn’t do? Or will they find out that Alex isn’t who they thought he was?
What would you do if you found your dream house and it was rumored to be haunted? Would you buy it anyway? Would every noise in the still of the dark night have you paralyzed with fear?
Shadows of the Dead is about Alice and Mark O’Brien who don’t believe in ghosts. They fall in love with Hawthorn Grange on their first viewing. Amused by the rumors, they buy and move into The Grange. With Mark working the graveyard shift, Alice is alone at night. Alone with the sounds from an old house, with the words of the neighbors whispering around her, the stories of the shadows arising from the graves next door and making their way into the house.
Will her imagination succumb to the rumors? Is that a door creaking open? Who is that standing at the foot of her bed? Is it just a dream? A nightmare of real or imagined proportions follows Alice around as she tries to remember that ghosts don’t exist. Or do they?
Java Writers are a Galway group who met through Over the Edge literary events and creative writing classes. We meet regularly in Java’s Cafe to write and share artistic musings. Infusions is a collection of our Fiction, Poetry, Prose and Illustrations, a percolation of diverse themes – love and loss, mystery and nostalgia, family and friends, sea and fire, wind and rain – set variously in Italy, England, America and Ireland, reflecting the group’s eclectic mix.
A wedding, an 8 tiered cake, 8 short stories, 8 writers from all over the world. Each writer has chosen a different cake for our characters attending the wedding. Each story has its own cake recipe. We are comparing this book to the movie “Love Actually.” We all write in our own unique style. 8 Slices of Cake is a fun read about marriage, divorce, romance, dating, failed relationships, and finding love.
Follow Yvonne’s blog at: http://yvonnemcevaddy.wordpress.com/
About Jo Robinson
Check out the Jo Robinson’s blog, who I have nominated as the next author to join this blog hopping affair.
Jo Robinson has very recently returned to her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for eighteen years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. She is the author of the short stories Fly Birdie and The Visitation, the novel African Me & Satellite TV, and the science-fiction/fantasy series Shadow People.
Support a writer and follow Jo’s links to Amazon, Goodreads, Google Plus, Twitter, Blog and Facebook below: