Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog Hop: Learn about authors Brenda Perlin, Ngaire Elder, Bill Jones, Jr., Elise VanCise

Many thanks to Brenda Perlin who invited me to participate in this blog hop.

First - the questions

What am I working on?

I have just launched The Briton and the Dane: Timeline

My current project is seeking producers / investors for The Briton and the Dane screenplay written by award winning producer, director and screenwriter, Colin Stewart.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I delve into the mindset of the characters, presenting two sides of the coin, creating a gray area, which might have the reader becoming sympathetic to the villain's plight.  There are many conflicting emotions throughout my novels pertaining to religion, paternal approval and the effect deployment has on military families.

Why do I write what I do?

After reading Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe", I became enthralled with early British history and admit to being an incurable romantic Anglophile.

How does my writing process work?

Once I've completed the story, I set it aside for a week before reading it again, but wearing my editor's cap.  I then submit the manuscript to my editor for a final review.  Next step is Whispering Legends Press publishing the work.

About Brenda Perlin:

Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author.   Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style.   Her latest book in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment. 
Ever since Brenda was a child, she has been fascinated with writing.  She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume.  This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing.  Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins. 
There is really no creative process, I just write,” – Brenda Perlin


Shattered Reality (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book One) was published with Master Koda Select Publishing.   Within a short time, the book developed a strong fan base and is continuing to grow as it both entertains its readers and leaves them in a state of profound reflection.  In the near future, Brenda would like to have Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles expanded into a trilogy in order to tell the untold stories of her characters.
Burnt Promises Synopsis
The main character, Brooklyn must learn many valuable lessons about herself, not without making many costly mistakes along the way. Now that she has found what she considered, her “soul-mate” in Bo, she would have to continue to defend herself against even her closest of friends, family members, and Bo’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Ruth.
This first person account chronicles the inexhaustible struggles she faces with the man that she loves. Brooklyn must learn a thing or two about patience as Bo’s divorce settlement seems to be never ending. Throughout her journey, Brooklyn shares some of Ruth’s intimate emails to Bo and gives you a good look into the mind of a woman scorned. 
Shattered Reality (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book One) 
Burnt Promises  (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book Two)
I am pleased to announce the following authors who will be joining the blog hop:
Ngaire Elder, Bill Jones, Jr., Elise VanCise
About Ngaire Elder
Ngaire Elder, author of The Adventures of Cecilia Spark novels, is a natural storyteller whose love of animals is reflected in her work.
Ngaire was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood playing with her brother and her imaginary friends.  As a child, she wrote plays, just for fun, but it would be years before her first book was ultimately published.
After college and university, Ngaire embarked on a career in the health and safety sector.  As a Health and Safety Advisor, she was instrumental in implementing health and safety laws in the workplace.  After meeting her husband, she chose a new occupation, and became a full-time wife and mother.
In the past decade, Ngaire has managed to balance a writing career and family commitments.  She has participated in reading events at primary schools in County Derry, Northern Ireland, Seeley Primary School, Sherwood, and has taught English to young children participating in the Spanish school system’s extracurricular activity programme.  She has been interviewed extensively by European and American bloggers, and her work has been featured in Indie Author News, British Indie Fiction, the Coleraine Times, and The Nottingham Post.
Ngaire is a passionate supporter of horse rescue, having volunteered in a rescue center in southern Spain.  She is actively involved in fund raisers supporting not only local rescue centers, but also for international programs, such as saving the wild mustangs in the Pryor Mountain range in Montana. 
Ngaire resides in Spain with her husband and four children.
The Adventures of Cecilia Spark Dragon's Star

“The creature had been disturbed. Swishing its tail, it sailed effortlessly towards the noise source. It could clearly see something at the edge of the water ...The giant water creature was getting closer and closer to its substantial meal. With one final flick of its powerful tail, it would be over.”

 Cecilia Spark is in a race against time.  Her challenge is to save the last Millennium Dragon, captured by a hideous Knight of Darkness, and reunite him with the star that gives him his power. With Orson, Ractus and Pacha by her side, Cecilia must rescue Fuego and save the Land of Dragons from an endless, desperate gloom.

Harassed by crooked imps, captured in the lair of a giant spider, lost in the darkest of dungeons and threatened by a hidden river monster, will Cecilia and her brave friends succeed in their quest?

Illustrated novel.  Age range 4 to 9 year old boys and girls.


Twitter - @NgaireInfo

 About Bill Jones, Jr. 

Bill Jones, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up as a painfully shy kid in southern Virginia, listening to his mother’s war stories and wondering why he didn’t inherit her gift for storytelling. Some years later, after discovering he had a talent for writing poetry, Bill decided that perhaps not all of Mom’s genetics went to waste. In 2008, a writer friend encouraged him to pen a short story. He loved it. Shortly thereafter, he decided to see if he could turn the story into a book. It became two: Discovery and Awakening, the first two books of his fantasy fiction series The Stream.
Since then, he’s been writing almost constantly. He finished The Stream trilogy with Emprise, and then went on to write a short story anthology, The Juice and Other Stories, as well as his first Sci-Fi novel, Hard as Roxx. Currently, he’s editing a detective novel, and has begun a second short story collection.
On those rare days he’s not working at his Lockheed Martin day job, or his writing night job, Bill is a photographer, father, and life coach, along with other things he does for love rather than money. Usually, however, Bill can be found somewhere under a camera, shooting whatever there is. On the very best days, his photos end up as a scene in a book. On his bad days, they still end up as an scene in a book – just an angry one.
Bill likes cheese.

In 2137, the universal One Child Law says Roxanne Grail must surrender her daughter Jessi for extermination or die with her. The Law picked the wrong girl.

In a world that is a distorted hybrid of rigid control and absolute lawlessness, Roxanne Grail broke The Law: she got pregnant for the second time, and the penalty is death. Now, she and her two girls need to make it across the Sahara to the frozen European north and freedom.

Follow Roxx and her two daughters, along with Roxx's partner, Trint, as they attempt to flee her youngest daughter's father, who just happens to lead one of the most powerful armies in the world. It is an exciting battle for survival, which features robot armies, a believable dystopian society, advanced technology, a rebel insurgency, as well as Roxx, who is determined to kill anyone who threatens her daughters.

So, it is Roxx, her two daughters, and Trint, against the world. Those odds suit Roxx just fine.


About Elise VanCise

Elise VanCise, award winning author, published in print and digital media. Elise is a Florida Cracker, with a love for adventure and historic places. NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for Lake County, Florida, Founder of Lake Writers of Lake County, Florida. Charter member of Authors in the Park, Member of Marketing for Romance Writers.Org, EPIC Public Relations Team, Member of Coffee Time Romance Brew Crew, Advocate for Public Libraries, Young Writers, Autism, COPD

Dr Ryan Reign has unlocked a gift she calls a curse. Detective Jackson Prince and his partner need her help to stop a serial killer before he kills again. One problem Dr. Reign can't touch or be touched. Can the hard as nails cop Jackson find a way to touch her heart without touching her skin in order to stop the bloodshed?


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  1. I just hope I am able to continue the blog-hop as proficiently as you have, Mary Ann. Lovely post. n x

  2. Thank you Mary Ann. The page is a beauty!!! I appreciate all the buzz. You are wonderful. :-)