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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Michele Shriver

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Michele Shriver. By day, I’m an attorney practicing primarily in criminal defense and juvenile law. Evenings and weekends, I am an author of contemporary and sports romance and women’s fiction. I don’t have nearly as much time for writing as I’d like, but I do it because I have stories in my head that demand to be told, and because it’s cheaper than therapy. I love doing books signings and meeting new readers, especially because it gives me the opportunity to visit new cities and states.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The ones after. With the first book in a series, everything is fresh and new and with endless possibilities, and you don’t have to worry about keep track of previous events in the series or character traits and descriptions, etc.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Unfortunately my schedule doesn’t allow for writing every day. I’m more of a weekend writer these days and aim for a few hours each day of the weekend.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

That’s a hard one. All of my characters are special to me in their own way. If I had to name a favorite right now (and since I chose to answer this question, I guess I do), I have to go with Myriah in Tranquil Harbor. She’s only in a supporting role, non POV character in that book, because she is the catalyst of of so many things and changes the life of the MC forever. She’s a beautiful, tortured soul who has survived so much in her young life, and I can’t wait to write more for her and tap further into her enormous potential. Readers have definitely not seen the last of Myriah Banks.

What is your definition of success?

Knowing that in some way, I have connected with a reader, whether it’s a particular story or character they identify with, or even a single line of dialogue that might make them smile or laugh.

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMicheleShriver/,

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5303070.Michele_Shriver,

Street Team/ Reader’s club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721292531291721/.

Website: http://www.micheleshriver.com

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Authror Page: https://tinyurl.com/9r67dpej

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$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Sara Whitney

Sara Whitney

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sara Whitney, author of unforgettable, unputdownable rom-coms and contemporary romance

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

First book! Even though I write contemporary romance, it takes time to build that new fictional world. True, nobody in my books use magic or fight bad guys in spaceships but I still have to create the town, the routines, the characters, the business, the backstories, the fears and hopes and dreams and grudges and challenges and successes that my readers are going to fall for. It’s an incredible challenge each time, and I love rising to the occasion.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

It varies so much! On a good day, I can manage four hours before I get too squirrely to sit still anymore, but it’s usually closer to two hours—and that’s on the days I manage to write at all. In addition to my romance writing, I work as a college professor. On days that I teach, I have a little less gas in the tank to be creative that night. I do a little dictation on my commute when I’m in a place in my writing where I have a firm grasp on what need to happen next. That’s been a lifesaver in terms of getting books done and published!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My character Leo from Tempting Fate is such a dreamboat. He’s gruff but romantic, and he’s a mix of sexy, badass competence and emotional upheaval over the woman who’s turning his world upside—again. Who doesn’t love a hero in a second-chance romance leaning to open himself back up again and finding out that love’s even deeper the second time?

What is your definition of success?

Did I make you laugh? Did I make you give a happy sigh? Did I give you a little escape into a sunny, happy, sexy fictional world? Then I’ve succeeded!

What are your social links?

https://www.instagram.com/sarawhitneyauthor/
https://www.facebook.com/SaraWhitneyAuthor
https://www.facebook.com/groups/saras.squad

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://books.apple.com/us/author/sara-whitney/id1463165311

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Sara%20Whitney%22

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=sara%20whitney&ac=1&acp=sara%20whitney&ac.author=sara%20whitney&sort=Temperature

https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Sara+Whitney

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

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$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Sarah Zolton Arthur

Sarah Zolton Arthur

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Sarah Zolton Arthur and this will be my second year at WOTR. I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces after getting to meet so many wonderful people this year. I live in Michigan where I’m constantly busy writing steamy romance with sass and always an HEA. I love to go on adventures. Trips are planned. Adventures are spontaneous. Since I work from home, it’s not uncommon for me to pack up my laptop and just go to see what kind of trouble I can get into. Typically I would bring one or both of my sons with me, but my baby is away at college now so now it’s me and my older son who keeps his mama company. It’s a pretty great life.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I think for me it’s the consecutive books in a series. The first book is a free-for-all. I’m building the world and the characters, but in consecutive books I have to be mindful of time lapses, character descriptions, world descriptions and that I didn’t already use specific elements in the book before. No one wants to read the same book over and over again just with different character names.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I step away from that series. I finish one book, and then I start a book from a different series to cleanse my mind. Then I can go back to that other series fresh. This method might not work for every author, but it works for me.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Yes. Step back when you need to, but don’t quit. And please don’t ever compare your career to other authors. You are not them and they are not you. You are walking your own path. Comparing yourself to others will only make you sad when you don’t feel like you’ve acheived enough. I get imposter syndrome. We all suffer from it. But you decided to walk this path because most likely you were drawn into it. I like to say, I didn’t choose the writer life, the writer life chose me. And you will read other authors who are brilliant storytellers and write the most beautiful prose. Remember, they most likely didn’t start out as brilliant storytellers writing beautiful prose. They honed their skills by writing. You’ll get there too!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I don’t have a PA so my 8-10 hour work day I spend 3-4 hours doing the non-writing aspects of the job and the rest of the time I spend writing. I try to keep it to 8 hours a day, but sometimes you get in the zone and have to finish.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child. Each one of my characters is my favorite from one day to the next for different reasons. Right now, I guess it’s Gloria Parker from Marriage (Red, White, and) Blues. She’s smart, sassy and has a good sense of humor, but she feels invisible a lot of times and I can relate to that. But next week my answer might change.

What is your definition of success?

Success isn’t material for me. Success is feeling content in my home and in my work. It’s knowing my family is happy because I’ve done all I could to help them acheive that. It’s feeling proud of the books I’ve put out. It’s getting feedback from a reader telling me how much they enjoyed a story I wrote. Success is looking at the catalog of books I’ve published and thinking, “Wow! I seriously wrote all these!” A lot of people say they want to write a book but not many of us actually do it, when you think about it.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

If I’ve learned anything, it’s that we need to not get so caught up in the day-to-day of life that we forget to enjoy it. I tell my loved ones that I love them every single day. You might think they know it, they don’t always know. Tell them. And lastly, when you have a chance to be kind, take it. You never know how your words might change someone’s day.

What are your social links?


TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@authorsarahzoltonarthur
Newsletter: https://sarahzoltonarthur.myflodesk.com/sassmatesnewsletter
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/sarah-zolton-arthur
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahzoltonarthur/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/…/13989100.Sarah_Zolton_Arthur
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1549815968397766

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/…/Sarah-Zolton…/author/B01202KU0U
Website: https://www.sarahzoltonarthur.com/

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight #eventsponsor – Lacey Black

Lacey Black

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Lacey Black, and I’m from a small town in central Illinois. My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary and we have two high-school aged kids, which keeps us on our toes. I’ve been writing since 2014 and had the privilege of being a full-time author since 2020.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first book is always the hardest for me, though keeping a timeline for ages is probably the most challenging aspect to manage as the series progresses.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I do a lot of plotting with my writing partner, Kaylee Ryan. We’re always discussing ways to change things up or try something new. We’re constantly bouncing plot ideas off each other and trying to determine how/where it would work for our projects.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Kristen Proby told me back when I started to write every day. Even if it’s just a few hundred words, I developed a system and schedule that works for me. Currently, I don’t write every day like I used to, trying to give myself weekends off, but I was able to develop a solid writing plan back then and stuck to it.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I shoot for a minimum of three hours, and when the words are flowing, can spend as much as seven or eight hours on my computer.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My most challenging character was Meghan Summer. Talk about emotionally draining. Her journey through loss, grieving, and finding love again is probably some of my favorite writing, spanning over four books before she gets her own HEA. I also love to write kids, which is why I tend to write a lot in the single parent trope. Usually, at least one book in every series I’ve written is a single parent.

What is your definition of success?

A smile at the end of the day and a sense of accomplishment. This industry is so much more than writing. You can spend HOURS a day on all the “other” stuff that can pile on a to-do list pretty fast, and it can quickly become stressful. So I do what I can throughout the day and leave the rest for the next day. If I’m still smiling at the end of it, I consider that a success.

What are your social links?

Website: www.laceyblackbooks.com
Email: laceyblackwrites@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaceyblack
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laceyblackwrites/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lacey-black
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lacey-Black/e/B00MW2UGZI
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthLaceyBlack
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@laceyblackauthor?lang=en
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8414783.Lacey_Black

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#TrueCrime – The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book: A Collection Of Fascinating Facts And Disturbing Details About Infamous Serial Killers And Their Horrific Crimes by Jack Rosewood

Have you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about serial killers? Ever pondered the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths? Want to know exactly why cannibals eat human flesh? Want to read about the most downright bizarre serial killer motivations of all time? What jobs attract the most serial killers? How many uncaptured murderers are walking our streets right this second? How do female killers differ from males? What deluded maniac killed people because he thought it would stop earthquakes? What movie franchise has inspired the most copycat murders? The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book answers all these questions and much, much more! The public’s obsession with serial killers and weird murders is growing by the day, with more TV shows, movies and books now detailing the crimes of these human monsters. There’s no denying that we’re all fascinated by serial murder – it’s part of the human experience. Whether you’re fanatical about true crime or brand new to the genre, The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book has something for everyone. Even the most hardened true crime buff will find some new information here! Are you ready?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book for a gift and jumped right in.  I was thinking based off the name there would be “Trivia” but not really  There were little bits on “extra information” to give to all true crimers.  I did enjoy the way the book was an easy read.  It was not graphic in any way IMO.  It broke down different characteristics of serial killers/spree killers.

I enjoyed the look at some people we know like the fact only Ed Gein successfully plead insanity where others tried (Bianca from the Hillside Strangers case) did not win successfully in that bid.

It is more a bunch of small sections about different aspects of true crime and the people who committed them,

Its a super fast read to quench a thirst for all the true crime people I know.

I live in one of the most beautiful places in Florida, Jupiter, with my wife, two kids and our golden retriever, Vincent. I’ve been a full time author for the last 15 years and I wouldn’t trade it against anything in the world!

My father was a journalist and wrote about some of the worst crimes you could ever imagine, and that’s where my big interest from serial killers and other horrible crimes comes from. Just to hear my father talk about the evil acts of Ted Bundy as we were out fishing as a kid are some of my best memories.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Leigh Taylor

Leigh  Taylor

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hey y’all! My name is Leigh Taylor and I write romance with southern charm. I am a proud native Texan and my love of all things Texas, cowboys and true southern gentlemen shines through in my novels. When I’m not at my day job or writing, I enjoy spending time with my rescue pup and attending Kpop concerts.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The others after it! I enjoy writing serial stand-alones so that readers can pick and chose titles if they want. I actually really love the first book because it sparks all the spin off storylines in my head. But keeping up with important details, leaving fun easter eggs for full series readers and the balance of making sure new readers understand the storyline thread without boring the series readers can be a real balancing act. You have to develop good timelines and take lots of notes to go back and study even though you created the story.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

For me, being able to explore different characters in the same world keeps it fresh. It’s fun for my to explore how the same events could be seen through multiple characters’ perspectives. I think as a writer it’s very refreshing to be able to envision what a small town, for instance, feels like across an entire group. People have such different experiences that shape them and I like seeing where characters take me during those types of world building exercises. I think readers are also drawn to being comfortable in a familiar world or storyline but with new insights or ideas. I also really love hiding little secrets or fun tidbits for readers as well. I hope they enjoy it too!

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Don’t be afraid to work at your own pace. It can be difficult to see some authors releasing a book every 2-3 months and feeling like there’s no way you can keep up. It’s hard to write a book and it’s really hard to write a good book while also working, raising kids, caring for family. There may be times that you don’t have the time or emotional bandwidth to write and that’s okay. Do what you can on a schedule that heals your heart rather than breaks it. We’ll all reach our goals when it’s the right time!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Weekdays are harder for me because I work a full time job. I try to devote my lunch hour to things like rough edits for grammar or refining scenes. When i’m in a good writing mode, I try to devote 2-4 hours on weekend days to just get chapters built out. Sometimes I’m lucky and can get 1 or sometimes 2 chapters finished on a weekend and then clean them up during the week.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Beatrice Remington, hands down. Bea is a central character in my Worth the Wait series. She’s actually an important link between a lot of the characters in the series. The more time I spent on Bea’s character development, the more I realized I had reflected a lot of myself in her. As a writer, you leave a bit if yourself in every character but I left huge pieces of my heart to Bea. I really hope that any reader who struggles with anxiety and balancing their mental health will read Bea’s story and find a lot of strength in her character.

What is your definition of success?

This writing gig is hard so I try not to dream too big. I know we’re supposed to say we want to make best sellers’ lists and have our books turned into movies. But for me, knowing readers are experiencing my books and interacting with my characters is really fulfilling. My biggest success is when a reader reaches out to let me know they loved a book and are looking forward to my next release.

What are your social links?

https://www.instagram.com/leightaylorbooks/

https://www.facebook.com/LeighTaylorBooks/

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://www.amazon.com/author/leightaylorbooks

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#WOTR24 #paranormal – Blood Freed, Blood Ravagers book 2 by Traci Douglass

Blood Freed (Blood Ravagers, #2)

Elizabeth “Liz” Frost has always been the wild one. But now, with a niece or nephew on the way and her promise to become half of the new psychic Oracle team for the Blood Ravagers Biker Gang, she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to start than by answering the call when gang leader Dante needs help? Her mission: to travel cross-country to get the information the gang needs to complete the Oracle Binding Ceremony. Should be easy, right? Except for the incredibly tempting lone-wolf shifter named Dex who’ll be her riding partner and protector on the journey.

Dexter “Dex” MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz Frost, one of the gang’s beautiful and bewildering new psychics. Dex can’t refuse the mission, but there’s one small problem. The time of his Rut is approaching, a rare occurrence where male wolf-shifters must physically bond with their chosen mate or face certain insanity and death. It could cost him not only the new life he’s built, but also his battered, scarred heart.

Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need before his old nemesis and a rival gang annihilates all they hold dear. But when the simmering chemistry between them boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?

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I received this book from the authors for an honest review.

Man was I loving this book.  I sat and couldn’t put it down.  I was loving Liz, Dex, and Rev in the first book.  I gotta admit I wasn’t sure which guy I wanted Liz with.  Hell, I would have been thrilled with a little MFM action!!  But when I got to see the dynamics between Liz and Dex, they totally belong together.

Liz has lived in the shadow of her sister Anna forever. She never thought she was enough, so she took on the party girl, cant be hurt persona.  She wasn’t content to sit but needed to travel.  She need adventure and the thought of settling down to be the Blood Ravagers Oracle kinda scared her a bit.  But she demanded the right to go and figure out what was missing for the spell to bind her, her sister, and the guys together.

Dex has had a rough life.  A lone wolf hiding from his past and the horrors of his family’s murders.  He is not a fan of The Council and will always protect the guys in the Blood Ravagers.    When he is told to go and help Liz, he flips out.  His rut will be happening, and he is already attracted to his alpha’s sister in law.  Nothing good can come of this especially when the alpha demands you leave her alone…hand off!!

Dex and Liz go through a lot to realize they bother are MORE then they think they are.  They both have a lot of opening and soul searching to happen to finally realize they too deserve a HEA.  The angst is great.  The “rutting scenes” are fun times to read 😉 but the connection they both make and the realizations they make on this journey turn their lives upside down.

Rev………GAH…where is my older then dirty vampire.  What has happened to him?  I so need to read and see how the guys save this dark soul.

Thrilling Tales of Suspense, Fantasy, and Happily Ever Afters…

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance and action, usually mixed with a healthy portion of fantasy, urban edge and/or snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and dark pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get.

She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight -Tabetha Waite

Tabetha Waite

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Tabetha Waite began her writing journey at a young age. At nine years old, she was crafting stories of all kinds on an old Underwood typewriter. She started reading romance in high school and immediately fell in love with the genre. She gained her first publishing contract with Etopia Press and released her debut novel in July of 2016 – “Why the Earl is After the Girl,” the first book in her Ways of Love historical romance series. Since then, she has become a hybrid author of more than forty titles, published with both Soul Mate and WOLF Publishing, upcoming works with Dragonblade, as well as transitioning into Indie publishing. She has won several awards for her books.
She is a small town, Missouri girl who continues to make her home in the Midwest with her husband and two wonderful daughters. When she’s not writing novels filled with adventure and heart, she is either reading, or searching the local antique mall or flea market for the latest interesting find. You can find her on most any social media site, and she encourages fans of her work to join her mailing list for updates.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first one! I want to make sure the secondary characters are interesting and engaging, making readers want to continue the saga!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I always try to add some sort of unusual history! It makes for fun reading!

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Don’t allow any negative reviews to impact you. Stay focused on what you love and remember why you started in the first place. Make sure to lift others up. It might be competitive, but there is plenty of books for everyone!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I work a full time job, so it’s not about the time I write. I generally write 10k words a week, which evens out to 2k words M-F.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I’ve written more than 40 books. At this point I’m getting closer to 50. It’s tough to remember all the characters that have passed through my laptop, and especially one that sticks out more than the rest. That being said, I enjoyed writing Cosette du Bouir from The Secrets of Shadows. She was my first paranormal character and I had a lot of freedom to develop her story.

What is your definition of success?

Becoming a best seller and getting to write full time!

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/TotallyTabetha/

http://www.twitter.com/@TotallyTabetha

http://www.instagram.com/tabethawaite

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15485251.Tabetha_Waite

https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tabetha-waite

@tabethawaite

https://www.threads.net/@tabethawaite

http://www.linkedin.com/tabethawaite

Reader Group –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2316431591948667

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

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#WOTR24 #SeasonedRomance #Teacher #Nurse – Lesson Plans by Lainey Davis

She’s totally off limits…and she’s also kind of mean. He wants her anyway.

Doug Rogers has it all planned out. He just needs to teach summer school and be the TA for one tiny class at the nearby university and Doug can pay for his masters in education. Hard work, big rewards, right?

But he wasn’t planning on Amy Peterson. The almost-nurse in his comp class seems mad at the world, and particularly mad at Doug. She’s one class away from her nursing degree after five long years of hard work, and she doesn’t have the time or the patience for her optimistic instructor. The more he tries to talk to her, the more he seems to shove his foot in his mouth.

When a work accident brings Doug to the emergency room, he sees Amy in action and knows he’s a goner for her. Will he ever win her over? Should he even be thinking this way about an undergrad?

Lesson Plans: An Education in Romance is a steamy prequel to the Stag Brothers series and the Bridges and Bitters series. Readers have loved Doug and Amy from the sidelines in both series. See how their story begins in this novella.

Lesson Plans originally appeared in Happily Ever Afters for Hope, a charity anthology to benefit UNICEF efforts in Ukraine.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I bought this book.

I have not read this author before.  I wanted something short and sweet so I could get a sample of her writing.  I grabbed this book off her website for a couple bucks when I had a free afternoon to read.

The characters in the story are older and I love this.  Amy isn’t a fresh faced college co-ed finishing her nursing degree.  Doug isn’t an old professor.  He too is finishing his degree.  The two meet and there is some attraction, but hello teacher/student romance would be frowned upon.

Doug is going out of his way to help Amy with her studies for sure and she is kinda stuck in a pity party about missing classes.  When Doug is at the ER and he sees Amy he kinda calls her on her stuff. He wants to know why she is blowing off school.

I liked the couple.  They both had realistic real-life issues and concerns. Being a person who went back to school in my late 30’s I get the issues of life stopping your dream/drive to finish something.

I enjoyed the book and am looking for another short read by this author to fill in another few hours this evening.

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USA Today bestselling author Lainey Davis lives in Pittsburgh in the USA with her 3 feral sons, 2 rescued rabbits, and 1 tired husband. Her books feature brooding heroes, feisty heroines, steamy love scenes and happily ever afters. Learn more at laineydavis.com

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight #eventsponsor -Bria Quinlan

Bria Quinlan

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Bria Quinlan – I write high banter, low heat rom coms that make you snort your iced tea out your nose and YA issue books that having you laughing through your tears. My dog Jack things he does most of the hard work, but looking cute and walking over my keyboard does not bring the kibble in.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first 15% of every book nearly kills me. Which means I almost die on a regular basis.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

If it’s not real and fun and funny to me, how can I expect it to be to my readers? The idea to “not go there” has been thrown out the window years ago because … well, light the truck on fire as my character Bridget would say.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Find a hobby that in no way can turn into a writing resource. I opened a vintage shop and am using all my “love to research” non-writing energy there. It’s filled my well because I’m absolutely calling it a hobby not a job. It’s easy to turn everything into story fodder…too easy.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

About 4 hours a day is spent writing or businessing.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I mean, I know my readers expect me to say Abby. And so to stay on everyone’s good side I will say… Connor… I mean, Abby! Abby is the right answer!

What is your definition of success?

Years ago it was paying my bills. Now it’s just being happy and content. Life is too short and I’ve cut a ton of stress out of my life.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

Iced tea is a perfectly reasonable drink — unsweet even if you live in the south and year round even if you live in the north

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1377666696116725,

www.briaquinlan.com

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=bria+quinlan

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$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.