Divorced& Scared No More By: Tasher

Tonight on Literary Links we have Tasher; author of Divorce & Scared No More.

NefretitiM: What inspired you to write Divorce and Scared No More?

Tasher: The reason I wrote the book series was as at the request of many of my fans and professionals helping people post-divorce.  I am not a professional but rather a person that has been through the various stages of divorce and post-divorce.  Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt, LSCSW, LAC consulted as a technical advisor for the series. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce. The series did start out as just one book but when it got to editing and the publisher they requested the book be spilt into three books instead of one.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Tasher: The name of the series as a continuation of the website.  The name for the website is to help people understand there is no reason to be scared post-divorce.  Now is the time to make your life yours and do what you want.  Create a life where you are in control and if you need help look to your higher power to forge the new life you will enjoy.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Tasher: The series is for self help for life after divorce.

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Tasher: I have dyslexia and writing is something everyone told me I couldn’t do especially my ex.  So after my divorced and with the encouragement of friends, family and my divorce attorney, I decided it was time to try.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Tasher: I actually wrote the book a couple years ago.  Then my step father and mother became ill so I had to travel between two states caring for them.  When there was time between their care or while flying I split the book into 3 books.  The dating book originally was only one chapter in the original book.  At the publishers suggestion I put in the various things I do while dating.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Tasher: My daughter and two grandchildren live in the Houston area by me and my spare time is enjoying watching the wee ones activities.  My family is my world and I enjoy as much time with them as I can have.

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Tasher: No matter what your challenge is while writing stick with your passion.  Do not listen to others that say you can’t…….if they say that to you think to yourself wanna bet!  You can do anything you want to do but be prepared that you may have to work a little harder or find tools that can help you.

Thank You for joining us tonight.  Pick up your copy of Divorce & Scared No More today @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B01DCBROP2/ref=dp_st_1498465129.

Tasher

Tasher was divorced on her 26th wedding anniversary, and she embarked on a new life. Her marriage was broken all to pieces, she was not going to let the divorce break her. Tasher quickly discovered that single life was very different from all those years ago. Like many, she initially was scared. Yet she was determined to become Divorce and Scared NO More!
Despite her dyslexia, she decided to share with others things she learned while rebuilding her life. The launch of DASNM.com quickly received a worldwide following. The logo was inspired by a set of broken pilot wings. No two people will have identical situations, hopefully the DASNM series will assist others with the least amount of trepidation, during this difficult transition.
Tasher is not a professional therapist, rather she is sharing because she has “been there and done that” understanding how it FEELS. Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt LSCSW, LAC consults as her technical advisor. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce

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Extraordinary Courage: My Life on the Columbus College Campus (1963-1965) By: Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.

Tonight on Literary Links we have Dr. John W Townsend Jr. author of Extraordinary Courage: My Life on the Columbus College Campus (1963-1965).

NefretitiM: What inspired you to write this book ?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: I was inspired to write this book. my wife, and our entire nuclear and extended family members, who kept the flame burning when my candle light became dim, gave me needed support and encouragement at appropriate times. The renowned author of the book called ROOTS and other significant work, Alex Haley, who was guest speaker at Columbus College in 1984, dialogued with me and dispensed the following advice; John, to become an effective , a serious and a prolific writer, be careful to select topics or subjects that will sustain your interest long enough for you to complete the work. Put all of your talents and efforts into one major project; finish it and then move on to the next prioritize goal (Haley,1984) also due to reporters, my old colleague and professors, also because I realize that I was part of the change in black history.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: Well the title was through my experience in college. It took a lot of courage for me to attend CSU not along Graduate without thinking once about quitting and giving up due to desegregation that was going. on.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: Black histories, Auto biography, education

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: Former student of mines have certainly made me continue writing, Over the years, motivated me to write about my life experiences. Thank to them and others stimulating individuals, this book will represent the start of what is hoped to be prolific writing career.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: Spend time with family and help students get prepared for SAT, ACT or project. I Am a retired professor. I am always doing other thing within my spare time.

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Dr. John W. Townsend Jr.: A Quote From my book: A bomber bee has no business flying. It’s too fat, too heavy, and its wings have to work extra hard to take off- to remain in flight.
The bomber bee flies and soars against tremendous odds. So can you.
Keep thinking that you can do it as you pursue the next upward step.
Remember that Life is a process, and one cannot easily skip any rung on “Life’s Ladder”.

Thank You for joining us tonight Dr. Townsend. Get your copy of the Extraordinary Courage: My Life on the Columbus College Campus (1963-1965) @ http://extracourage.simplesite.com/426773198/category/699728/online-store, https://lovemybodywell.com/products/extra-ordinary-courage or http://extracourage.simplesite.com/

CONNECTED By: RANDY SUTTON

Today on Literary Links we have Randy Sutton author of CONNECTED.

NefretitiM:  What inspired you to write CONNECTED?

Randy Sutton: I was inspired by a lot of books over the years, and I always had this concept about this particular character who was great at what she does but when she is put in a position, she has to make a decision that only she is willing to live with.

NefretitiM:  How did you come up with the title?

Randy Sutton: Being that a few of the characters are CONNECTED but don’t even know it, I just felt that was a good title for it.

NefretitiM:  What genre does this book fit into?

Randy Sutton: Urban Fiction. But when the book comes out it may be called Urban M.A.C. The reason I say that is because it got some mystery in it, action, and some comedy in it.

NefretitiM:  What influenced your interest in writing?

Randy Sutton: Over the years I did a lot of writing and soul – searching which became, I found, to be an outlet for how and what I was thinking that sparked a writer’s ingenuity deep within the layers of my consciousness.

NefretitiM:  What is the writing process like for you?

Randy Sutton: I prefer to write at night. My mind is at ease and for some odd reason my mind has more freedom to go different places that I can’t go to during the day.

NefretitiM:  What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Randy Sutton: READ, READ, AND READ!!!

NefretitiM:  What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?
I would just constantly encourage them to write about everything. Every idea can turn into something amazing. I have at least 5 ideas going on right now. Some might make it into a novel, some of them might turn into short stories, some might even be deleted. You never know, but it’s not going to hurt me if they are at least on paper somewhere. It’s only hurtful to never get the ideas out there because you never know what can become of them.

NefretitiM: Thank You for joining us.  Get your copy of Randy Sutton’s CONNECTED ON April 20, 2016…

 

Maid Of Salerno By: Vi Zetterwall

Tonight on Literary Links we have Vi Zetterwall author of Maid Of Salerno.

NefretitiM: What inspired you to write The Maid Of Salerno?

Vi Zetterwall: All my life I have imagined various stories and built them in my head for years. Finally, in 2014, I decided to start writing them down. I’ve managed to get 14 of them out of my head and onto paper but I still have dozens left and now I’ve written my favorite. It is called The Maid of Salerno and it is the first book in a 4 book dystopian series. I’m a sucker for stories about people who risk everything to achieve a goal, so most of my stories have that theme, including this one.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Vi Zetterwall: It was originally something different but as I wrote it, it sort of wrote itself.

NefretitiM: What genre does Maid Of Salerno to fit into?

Vi Zetterwall: It is YA dystopian.

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Vi Zetterwall: I just love to read and everytime I finished a really good book, I would think how satisfying it would be to write something that made people cry a bit and laugh a bit and just feel good after reading it.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Vi Zetterwall: Just as fast as my fingers can fly. I have it already written in my head and I mostly just race from one major to scene to the next. Then I re-read and fix all my mistakes and send it to an editor who finds a thousand more.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Vi Zetterwall: I guess I’m reading then.

NefretitiM:  What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Vi Zetterwall: Don’t worry about what others think. Write for that one person out there who needs your story. If you reach them, it was worth it, whether you sell a ton of books or not.

NefretitiM: Nicely put.  Thank You for joining us tonight. Much Success to you!!   Get your copy of Maid Of Salerno @  http://amzn.to/1Wi9ioW

The Young Vampire’s Survival Guide

Tonight on Literary Links I will be interviewing Lucy Eldritch, author of The Young Vampire’s Survival Guide..

NefretitiM: What inspired you to write this book?

Lucy Eldritch: Living in Manchester (the UK one!), I’ve always loved the weird juxtaposition of Gothic architecture and modern redevelopment, so – to my warped way of thinking – a vampire novel that combined those elements seemed the obvious thing to write.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Lucy Eldritch: Basically, I stole the idea from ‘The Young Poisoner’s Handbook’ and adapted it. I think book titles are the first thing that should make you want to read a book.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Lucy Eldritch: Well, it’s a vampire book, so paranormal. But there’s some horror in there, some urban fantasy, a bit of romance. I guess it’s an urban fantasy vampire novel, but I’ll let other people decide genres.

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Lucy Eldritch: You mean there was a time before writing? I’ve always written ever since, well, I could write. Telling imaginative stories is a pleasure that requires no money to do. It’s a joyous thing to do.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Lucy Eldritch: Sit down. Pour wine. Write. Get excited. Pace around the room. Sit down again. Write some more.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Lucy Eldritch: I live in the South of Manchester, so there are loads of great restaurants and things to go and see. I just like to take it all in. Oh, and spend time with my family. That’s fun, too!

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Lucy Eldritch: Sit down and write your words. That’s it. I’m not really in the position to give advice to other authors. If I sell a million books, I’ll come back to you with my pearls of wisdom. They’ll probably still be ‘sit down and write your words’, though.

Thank You for joining us tonight Lucy Eldritch.

Check out The Young Vampire’s Survival Guide  at Eldritch’s website; http://www.vampirebookseries.com and get your copy @

http://www.amazon.com/Young-Vampires-Survival-Guide-Breed-ebook/dp/B01DL2DP96/  or  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1098001903

How to be a Good Person Without Being Religious

Tonight on literary links we have the authors of How to be a Good Person Without being Religious.

 
NefretitiM: What inspired you to write this book?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: Religion has become an integral part of most people’s lives; with many not fully understanding the concept of the word and practice. With so many evil and vile activities conducted in the name of ‘religion,’ we wondered and questioned the part religion should play, if any, in our lives… We all want to be good without having to ‘join a church’, ‘a sect’ or any other of the hundreds of ‘organized stressors.’

This book was written to remove the stigma from the word… thus allowing people to conduct their lives with the Inspiration’ afforded them by ‘The Higher Power.’

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: The simplicity of the title was selected to remove any ambiguity. “.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Religion, Christianity, morality

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: Being an ardent reader, I understand the validity of the printed word. In essence, writing a book, novel, or even a poem can become the writer’s permanent testament, or as long as the material exixts. With the advent of computers, the internet and the science of technology, this make such desire becomes even more of a reality.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: Writing is therapy and a medium for ‘getting things off of my chest…’ The writing process opens the door for anyone who believes there is something to be said…

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: I enjoy reading, theatre, team sports, and spending time with our family

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Horatio & Natasha Bennett: Know your subject matter, live your subject matter, and believe in your subject matter.

Pick up your copy of How To Be A Good Person Without Being Religious today @ www.BenTashBooks.Org

Thank You for joining us on literary links.  Much success on your book.

30 Years High By J.P. Santti

Tonight on Literary Links we have J.P.  Santti author of 30 Years High.
NefretitiM: What inspired you to write this book?
J.P.  Santti: As opportunity would arise for me to share how I have broken free from functional addiction, I was told many times by various individuals that I should share my story to help others overcome their addiction.  I also wanted to help friends and family members understand how a functional addict thinks.  There are many misconceptions about this topic.
NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?
J.P.  Santti: I chose the title “30 Years High” to captivate the “book browsers” attention and added the subtitles “Functional Addiction” and “Is There Hope” to describe what the book is about.
NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?
J.P.  Santti: I cannot think of any person who has not been affected by a functional addict.  This book will help teens who have not tried drugs yet, friends and family of functional addicts, the addict and anybody who wants to understand how a functional addict thinks and functions in society.
NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?
J.P.  Santti: Since I have been free from addiction for nearly 12 years I now feel that it is safe for me to disclose what I had struggled with for 30 years.  There is a desperate need in our society to help people break free from addiction.  My desire to help and encourage others is more important to me than my reputation.
NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?
J.P.  Santti: My method of writing may be different from the average author.  This complete book was hidden within my soul, so I wrote what was in my heart from Chapter 1 to the end.  Then I have my first editor go through the manuscript to make sure the concept is flowing.  After this, I get it into the hands of my professional editor.  She is very meticulous and thorough.  We have been working back and forth for over 6 months polishing and fine-tuning “30 Years High”.  It is in the last stage of editing, so I am excited about the release; soon to come.
NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
J.P.  Santti: I have been a musician/songwriter for most of my life.  I also have worked a day job for over 31 years in which I come in contact with dozens of different people every week.  I have set a goal to encourage at least 5 people every day.  With this book I hope to substantially increase this goal.
NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?
J.P.  Santti: Once the words start flowing out of your soul onto the paper (or screen), don’t stop writing; even if it takes you into the late hours of the night.  Don’t worry about punctuation or the “perfect sentence” while you are writing the first draft.  Leave those details for the editor.
Visit J.P Santti’s website @  http://www.30yearshigh.com to find out more about 30 Years High.  Much success to you Mr. Santti and thank you for joining us tonight  on Literary Links.
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