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Paperback Writer Chats with Jonathan M. Cook author of Sinnerman

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Interview with Jonathan M. Cook [caption id="attachment_2642" align="alignright" width="300"] Author Jonathan Cook[/caption] Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned about writing?  How has that helped make you a better writer?  The most important thing I've learned about writing is probably something that many writers would disagree with--at least the popular ones, the ones whose novels sell millions of copies.  I am my own audience.  I am the only audience that matters when writing.  That is not to say I don't care about my wider audience, those fans who purchase and read my works.  Without them, I'm just a guy with a lot of printed words.  But there is an agreement made between an author and his audience, an agreement that the work be honest to itself.  The audience may not always like the choices made by the author, but at least they know that the author stayed

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Seven Things about Head Games

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Readers often ask me: Is HEAD GAMES autobiographical? Here are seven answers.  Yes and No. Like my protagonist, Lisa, I am asking “Who am I?” Unlike her, my life isn’t a thriller with a neat beginning, middle, and end. I’m muddling through life. Lisa ends up knowing who she is. I’m still searching.  Yes and No. Like Lisa, I’ve met men who tried to play God and shape me in their image, who told me who I should be, what I should do. Unlike Lisa, I gave them the boot.  No. Lisa falls for a spiritualist who uses her to channel his lost sister. She is a natural medium. Unlike Lisa, I’m suspicious of spiritualists and séances. I doubt anyone can put me into a trance!  Yes. Lisa loves to play scenes in her head, and that’s part of her trouble. She needs a reality check. I love to play

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Glorify Each Day – author interview – John Banks

Join John Banks, author of the literary fiction novel, Glorify Each Day (819 Publishing), as he virtually tours the blogosphere September 5 – October 28 2011 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!   John Banks was born in Asheville, NC.  His storytelling is very much in the Southern tradition, with a special affinity for humorists such as Mark Twain and the Old Southwest school of writers.  Though entirely imaginary, much of the material in Glorify Each Day must have come from his many years as a teacher in the public schools and community colleges of his native state and from the three years he spent as an a community college administrator. Visit his website at www.819publishing.com or his Facebook Fan Page here. Visit the author’s tour page at Pump Up Your Book! Purchase Glorify Each Day in book or kindle format at Amazon   [caption

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Mariposa – Author Interview – Candice Coffe

   Paperback Writer introduces the Candice Coffee, author of the literary fiction novel, Mariposa and she joins us for a look at her talks about her book on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  About the Book: A spiritual, intellectual, brave young woman creates the life of her dreams, only to be deeply disappointed by its inability to sustain her.The setting of Mariposa is 1920s and 1930s West Texas, Los Angeles, and Mexico. The theme is that of a spiritual quest – a young woman’s desire to feel the magic she believes exists in connections to nature, to people. Deep down, she feels that fulfillment of spiritual longing, the ultimate mystical experience, is found within a connection to the “other.” The other for Annarose – an Anglo woman from rural 1920s Texas – is a Mexican man. Along the way, the story illuminates the perils

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Emotionless Souls – author interview – David Grant

    David Grant is our guest author today at Paperback Writer, and he shares with us his journey to being published.   Emotionless Souls Synopsis: Disaffected tourists idle through the streets and bars of Paris and Dublin. Office workers suspect each other of stealing cocaine at the Christmas party. Human Resource officers interview the stripper they frequent for a position in the firm (or at least they think it’s that stripper). Pickpockets get pick-pocketed. Nobodies stage emergencies to save the day. Mediocre porn stars murder their co-stars to increase DVD rentals. Executives drop Ecstasy during the board meeting and realize their affection for the touch of their supervisor’s shirt. Comics drop shrooms in the restaurant’s sauce to get laughs from even the toughest of Monday night crowds.     Hi David,   Welcome to Paperback Writer     Will you share with us how you came up with the idea

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Author Interview – Camille Marchetta – The River, By Moonlight

  Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author interview with Camille Marchetta, author of The River, By Moonlight. This is Camille's first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. The River, By Moonlight Synopsis: ON A RAINY APRIL NIGHT in 1917, a passing vagrant sees a young woman fall (or is it jump?) into New York City’s Hudson River. He tries to save her, but fails. The police tentatively identify the woman as Lily Canning, twenty-five years old, from Minuit, a town in the Hudson Valley. But is it Lily? The question torments her mother, Henrietta, as she awaits confirmation. And when it comes, even more anguishing questions arise, for neither accident nor suicide makes sense. Lily could swim like a fish, and with her looks, and wealth, and talent, with an exhibition of her paintings about to open at a prestigious New York gallery, she had everything

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Author Interview – Aram Schefrin

 Marwan: The Autobiography of a 911 Terrorist Synopsis: An Egyptian city planner, a timid Saudi pilot, a boy from the United Arab Emirates who worshipped sex, not Allah, and a young Lebanese student who had gone to a Christian school: How did these very different men with very different ideas come to fly the 9/11 planes? How did the plot develop, and who developed it? "Marwan," a novel by Aram Schefrin, is a taut, well-paced exploration of a key episode in contemporary history. It is suspenseful, illuminating, and brilliantly balanced between the compelling narration of known facts - from the group's first coming together in Hamburg, Germany, to the moments before the jets they were to hijack took off - and an imaginative response to unanswered questions.  Hi Aram,   Welcome to Paperback Writer   Q. Will you share with us how you came up with the idea for this book?    After

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Interview with Literay Fiction Author Garasamo Macagnone

 Paperback Writer is pleased to be visited by Literary Fiction author Garasamo Macagnone.  St. John of the Midfield Synopsis: An almost mystical story of Bobo Stoikov, one of the world's greatest soccer players, who escapes death in communist Bulgaria to find the American Dream. Due to sever injury during Bobo's escape, he is unable to play once he arrives in America. Though he finds peace and happiness in simply coaching soccer to youth travel teams, his eccentric ways of teaching and his success lead to a hate-filled rivalry, and eventually, his death Hi Gary, Welcome to Paperback Writer Will you share with us how you came up with the idea for this book? My son’s coach suggested to me that he knew my son was a midfielder based on his willingness to sacrifice for his team. He told both of us that to be a midfielder a player had to

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