Author/Educator Lily Iona MacKenzie on Reviews, Goodreads, Readings and Radio Stations
Multi-talented author Lily Iona MacKenzie’s taking our Author Interview Plunge
on Wednesday, 9 May 2018.
Lily’s also a font of knowledge on book marketing (she even teaches it at the university level as part of her creative writing offering!) and, when she shared some of her knowledge while recording our interview, I asked if she’d be willing to share some of her insights with us.
The message here? Take the time to do your homework…
Generous (she really is) as ever, she sent me the following. It’s a worthy and fun read. You can also find, follow, befriend and read Lily on:
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Quite the Life (and all in Times New Roman 10pt!)
Hello all and welcome to our first February Author Interview Plunge
. Today we’ll be talking with…umm…me
! I finally get my go at this with Jennifer “The Editress” Day
at the helm! Feel free to give me (and Jennifer) a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.
Continue reading “Joseph Carrabis – It’s Autobiography…I swear!”
I’ve shared Gable Smiled with a few folks, on Facebook and in a few workshops. Here’s an excerpt to go along with my interview. Enjoy, and do let me know what you think.
Note: an updated version is available to sponsors.
Valen patted Gable’s muscular neck as they trotted into Lensterville. They’d been ten days out, mostly soldiering Sipio’s vast northern plain and this time of year that meant heat with a capital “H”. Valen could feel his own sweat trickling through the hairs on his chest and back and every time his Ranger issue travel cords relaxed around him, his scent rose like steam washing his face.
Not so Gable’s smell, though. Gable was a Callisto class ModEquid, part horse part…something. Valen was never sure what and Gable liked to keep him guessing. Mostly horse on the outside, Gable’s sweat was the sweet musk of heavy horse, working horse, a gentle giant unless riled and it took a lot to rile him. There was a tang of trail dirt and rich plains tallgrasses and lathering brow and flanks that Valen thought wonderful, comforting, reassuring, and it made him proud that Gable had taken so to him.
“Let me know when,” he said to the horse.
Gable smiled back, Any time you’re ready.
Continue reading “Gable Smiled”
On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.
And that simple little movie, Groundhog Day, became iconic of personal change, self-recognition and the will to be better.
But most people focus on the repeating of a hellish day, not that Bill Murray worked to make it better and worth living.
So how about today and just for today, you work to make yourself better so that your day can be better.
Keith Guernsey on overcoming brain surgery, falling in love and writing the book of your life
Keith Guernsey took the Plunge and he’s doing good deeds: From now until the end of March, Keith will be donating $1.00 for every copy of Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie ordered to the Jimmy Fund. Let’s support this very worthy cause!
Hello all and welcome to our fourth Author Interview Plunge. Today’s guest is Keith Guernsey. Everyone, please stand up and give Keith a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.
Continue reading “Keith Guernsey – Overcoming Adversity through Love and Sports”