Gorilla Girl was able to hold onto MUD long enough for a Q & A session this week. Readers and writers of all ages can see inside the mind of this cool young newcomer to the literary scene–The Raven’s Nest is available at amazon in e-book and paperback formats at present. Watch for more to come from the world of the raven.
Gorilla Girl Ink
Q&A with MUD
Q: Can you share a bit about your journey to becoming a writer/published author? It all started back when I wrote “The Mad Hairstyle” in middle school, which was lost when our old computer died. Ever since then I have wanted to write another far fetched fantasy story.
Q: The Raven’s Nest is the first book in your series. Where did the inspiration for this series come from? The inspiration came from the adventures I’ve had over the last few years, mixed with a few odd (night time) dreams that I haven’t forgotten.
Q: Did you have several story lines ready before you started the series with The Raven’s Nest (book 1)? I had really only planned an ending to the story before I started. The beginning and middle were actually written after the ending, and inspiration for other books was developed along the way.
Q: Where did the inspiration for the characters come from? The characters were inspired by the real people who they represent, with varying degrees of similarity. I have many more characters that will be introduced in later books, all of whom represent a real person I have met.
Q: As an author – what do you enjoy most about writing process? What feels like a chore? What I enjoy most about writing is how freely I can express myself. My style of writing is quite unfiltered and just puts a smile on my face. The hard part is going back to make sure things actually make sense and aren’t just wasting the readers time.
Q: How do your organize your time when working on a new book? I don’t really organize my time at all while writing; I write when I want to and do something else when I don’t. I find forcing myself to write a certain amount just takes away the enjoyment for me and results in a poor story. I primarily write on my mobile phone which allows me to go somewhere interesting and be more inspired.
Q: What would you most like readers to know about you? I would like readers to know that I am very open to input and criticism. If readers wish to ask me something or give me their opinion, then I am all ears. I may not agree with what they have to say, but am very interested in their reasoning.
Q: Any advice for other young authors wanting to write books in this genre? My advice to other authors is don’t be afraid to put something on paper. Make your book how you want it, not how someone tells you it should be. Don’t just make a cookie cutter story that lives happily ever after. Throw some sidewinders in there, make it interesting. Or don’t, it’s completely up to you as a writer.
Get ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, fly to Ireland in the pages of House of Eire. “Ghostwriter” takes on a dangerous new meaning when a woman honeymoons in Ireland and uncovers family closets full of skeletons.” —Kirkus
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We called them Kings Balls Tuesday in honor of the Kings win over Orlando Magic–a magical twist ending!
Vegetarian Porcupine Balls
Aka Kings Balls
in honor of Kings beating
Orlando Magic January 23, 2018
Makes 6 servings of aprox. 350 calories each
UPDATE: Diners loved the burgers! I made a few changes to the recipe, as I went along, so it looks a bit different from earlier.
As promised! Going to make these Tuesday, so will return after that with review comments from my dinner guests.
JUNE’S VEGAN CHICKPEA BURGERS
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Saturday, January 13, 2018– Keith English, The Ruination Gods fantasy fiction series author, will speak at 12:30 in Stockton, California.
Keith lives in Stockton and says he enjoys a nice cigar on rare occasions but cannot exist long without good beer. He absolutely loves metal and rock, In Flames and Lamb of God […]
Excited to again be part of the fun in the Authors Booth at the CA State Fair! I’m such a homer! We are in the counties building A/B right next to the Cinnabon booth! Air conditioned too, so come in and take a break from the CA sun, say hello.
Writers in Nor […]
Audioproducer Cynthia Hemminger brings to life the Irish accents so central to suspense in House of Eire: Hillary Broome book 3. The audiobook is scheduled for release around June 10 via Audible.com and other outlets.
Hemminger has more than 15 audiobooks to her credit, including 10 mysteries and thrillers. As soon as the audiobook […]
SO SWEET AGAINST YOUR TEETH: Poems from Childhood’s Fall is being released today by Audible.com for your listening pleasure. I feel so honored to have Michelle Volz of Motivex, Inc., produce my chapbook!
So Sweet Against Your Teeth by June Gillam is a heart-ride. Get ready! Because from the seemingly simple settings of […]
So happy to get this Kirkus review of House of Eire, just in time for readers to “fly” to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day reading!
Bits I liked best: “…the momentum and suspense build steadily. ‘Ghostwriter’ takes on a dangerous new meaning when a woman honeymoons in Ireland and uncovers family closets full of […]
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