Category Archives: Author Spotlight

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Sandra Sookoo

Sandra Sookoo

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Sandra Sookoo, and I’ve been a published author since 2009. To date I have 90 books under my belt and aiming to hit 100 this year.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I always have unsweetened ice tea or water. As for foods? Any sort of raw nuts, jerky or dried fruit. Every once in a while I’ll have chocolate.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Reaching more readers

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I usually write in the mornings after errands/exercise. If I hit my daily word count, then I’ll do some chores around the house, and after that, go back to writing.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Putting my imagined worlds onto the page for others to enjoy and to escape into

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

My Anne of Green Gables series. I made sure to collect all the same print run/cover artist so they all match.

What are your social links?

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.sookoo
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/sandrasookooauthor/
Amazon page: amazon.com/author/sandrasookoo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrasookoo/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandrasookoo/
Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sandra-sookoo
Website: http://www.sandrasookoo.com

What are your buy links?

Dressed in White: https://books2read.com/u/4XZqDe
Ladies Prefer Adventure: https://books2read.com/u/mgGV50
Thieves of the Ton series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7STVPS?searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Tina Susedik

Tina Susedik

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Tina Susedik Tina Susedik is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling, multi-published author with books in both fiction and non-fiction, including history, children’s, military books and romances. Her favorite is writing romantic suspense where her characters live happily ever after with a lot of problems in between. She has thirty-one books in print. Tina also writes spicier romance as Anita Kidesu. She lives in northwestern Wisconsin where winters are long, summers short, and spring and fall beautiful.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have to play music, but only instrumental. Words from songs seem to end up in my story. I usually have a cup of tea or glass of water. I sit on the couch with my laptop on my lap.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting and talking with readers, along with meeting new authors.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

If she were still writing, I’d love to meet Lavyrle Spencer. If she were still alive, it would be Kathleen Woodiwiss.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I try to stick to a schedule where I write in the morning and edit for other authors in the afternoon, but sometimes life intrudes. I.E. Grands get sick and I have to take care of them, hubby is home (he is quite a distraction). I tried writing while we were having our kitchen remodeled – too much noise.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Winning my first contest.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have all of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Lavyrle Spencer’s books on my keeper shelf. Kathleen was the first romance author I ever read. Lavyrle has a way of making you believe you are her characters. They are very realistic

What are your social links?

Website: www.tina-susedik.com
Blog: https://www.tina-susedik.com/blog
Twitter: @tinasusedik
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaSusedikAuthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tina-susedik
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1754353.Tina_Susedik
Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/TinaSusedik
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tinasusedik/
Newsletter: http://tinasusedik.us11.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=874ff86e3f10f756a138fbc3a&id=1cfdf516fc

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Susedik/e/B001JS51QA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1517587479&sr=8-1

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #Royal Readers – Ginger Ring

Ginger Ring

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ginger Ring is an award winning author with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I hope to have a desk and office someday but for now, I write in the living room with the TV on for background noise. My cat is usually on my lap and I am drinking either hot chocolate or root beer depending on the time of year

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers that enjoy my books, makes all the long hours writing alone worth while. It’s great being around others that enjoy reading as much as I do and I always come home with a bunch of new books to read. I also love a lot of the new destination signings. We enjoy checking out all the historical sites and if gives me new ideas for stories.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

A Zavarelli

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

No, I work full time so I have to settle for my days off and weekends. I went on a writer’s retreat last fall and that was great. I had the whole weekend to write with others. I really felt like I accomplished a lot and my writing improved.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting people that enjoy my books and winning awards. I’m not a best selling author but it makes me feel like I am. <3 <3 <3

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

All my books are my favorite. I can’t pick just one.

What are your social links?

https://gingerring.com/, https://www.facebook.com/romancewritergingerring/,

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ginger+ring&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Ashlynn Monroe

Ashlynn Monroe

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ashlynn Monroe

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need music, coffee or tea, and my cat.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting people and talking is fun, but seeing return readers is the best part.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Christine Feehan

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I used to, but life has been so full I fell out of routine.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Holding my first print book. I cried. My son was four. He asked me why the book hurt me.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

My copy of Salems Lot, it was the last gift my aunt gave be before she died when I was 16.

What are your social links?

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000491733108

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Ashlynn-Monroe/e/B003TYRQ38

#AuthorSpotlights #MOA #RoyalReaders – Jody Vitek

Jody Vitek

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jody Vitek – I started writing after having to leave my job and become a stay at home mom of two, and ended up with a bonus baby a couple years later. I have written five novels, and four short stories in four different anthologies. I have three children, a dog, and a cat. I recently lost my husband so writing has been pushed to the side, but not forgotten.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

It has to be quiet. The only time I put music on is if I need inspiration, and that’s rare. I’m usually at my dining room table or in my office when writing. I generally don’t eat and work at the same time because it stops the mojo. If I’m not drinking coffee, it’s water or tea.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers, of course.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Well, I already met Nora, so I’m happy.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

When I am writing, my day usually starts between 9 and 10 am and goes until about 3 pm. Of course I stop for lunch around noon. Last year I started doing writing sprint on laundry days. Most of the time my writing is done at home.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I attended my first BIG author signing, with my first release, at the RT Convention and sold a few copies of my book.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Night Whispers by Judith McNaught – This was one of the first romance books that I read the stuck with me for days and nights well after I’d finished reading it.

What are your social links?

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JodyVitekAuthor/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JodyVitek
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joadtoad/
Website – https://jodyvitek.com

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Jody-Vitek/e/B008R8Y7YM
Author Website – https://jodyvitek.com

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Taisha Demay

Taisha DeMay

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Taisha Demay, I am an Army Veteran, author and mother of two grown children and a whole host of animals. Whenever people ask me what I do, I tell them I write stories of acceptance, redemption and love. I don’t just write romance.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I play the Weather Channel, and The ID Channel or a black and white movie. And sometimes I listen to music. A go-to snack is sea salt pretzel crackers and plain hummus.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting my author idols, other book fans and making new connections and friends

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Since I have practically met everyone I wanted to meet, including Stephen King, I would say, Lorann Dohnner.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

There is no set time, I write the moment my characters start speaking which could be at 3 a.m. or twelve midnight.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memory was my very first book signing as a published author. I was greener than new grass and learned so much from the veterans.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I would say I don’t. Because I see myself as an equal opportunity book lover. As my vast collection can attest.

What are your social links?

Facebook: taishademay,

Twitter: @taishademay012,

Instagram: AuthorTaisha

LinkedIn: Author Taisha Demay.

Tumblr: LoveTaishaDemay

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00YPOQX08

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Wren McCabe

Wren McCabe

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Wren McCabe I live in Minnesota and have been an author since 2012. I have two dogs and love riding motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I like to have a cup of tea and chocolates. I sit in my chair and have music playing as I write

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love all the people

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Christine Feehan

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I write whenever I have the feeling to. I have to be in the mood

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Going to RT conference in New Orleans

What are your social links?

@wrenmccabe.twitter

wrenmccabe.facebook.com

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Wren-McCabe/e/B06XGGWXFW?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_w0m_abau_000000

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Lea Winkelman

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lea Winkelman, single mom of two boys. Living in the Midwest. Works full time, and writes as a part time job. I enjoy writing poetry. To me it’s a short story in simple quick words. It’s not like what you would think of when you say poetry. I do write stories as well. I have a few out, with more coming.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Any sugary food, a nice glass of cold koolaid. Snacky food. Chips, popcorn, and Pandora in the background

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting new authors, meeting fans new and old. Getting to talk about my work.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Edgar Allan Poe , Shakespeare, Maya Angelo to start. Then there’s , JR Tolken, Hemmingway, Stephen King, and so many more.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I don’t have a set schedule as my work one varies, as well as my kids being home. I try to balance life and writing. So I’m not taking away from the boys

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Seeing that first book in paperback. Actually holding it and smelling it. To see what I wrote on paper, to be in an actual book people read

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Unfortunately no, I lost most my collection when I moved out. I’m still trying to grow it back.

What are your social links?
FaceBook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/Author-Lea-Winkelman-325350794327267/

Instagram – https://instagram.com/leawinkelman

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17911516.Lea_Winkleman

Twitter – http://twitter.com/LeaWinkleman

Amazon page –
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_17?ie=UTF8&text=Lea+Winkleman&search-alias=books&field-author=Lea+Winkleman&sort=relevancerank

What are your buy links? 

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/search/ref=dbs_P_W_auth?_encoding=UTF8&author=Lea%20Winkelman&searchAlias=digital-text

#AuthorApotlight #MOA #RoaylReaders #EventHost – Michel Prince

Michel Prince

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Michel Prince, USA Today Best Selling author from the midwest that believes in happy endings and that Love doesn’t color inside the lines.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Lately my recliner, though in the summer I do like sitting on my deck. Music, lots of music. I have a playlist I’m always adding to that has a variety of songs. Rock, country, opera… I like to mix it up.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Readers. Meeting them in person, whether they’ve read your books or have no clue who you are, there is always a good conversation.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Judy Blume. I’ve lucked out and met quite a few of my hero authors, she’s still illusive to me. That being said I really suck as a stalker so it could be my fault.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I wish. I write in bursts. With the day job I look for days off to binge and sprint all day.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Jodie Bivens slapping a sheet of notebook paper in front of me and saying “these are what I have I need the rest.” I was a pretty new author and, much like I still am, I’m always shocked people spend their valuable time and money on my creations.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have one signed by the Warden, J.R. Ward, another signed by Darynda Jones and finally an old copy I may or may not have stolen from my high school A Separate Peace. All wonderful books.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/michelprincebooks

www.twitter.com/michelprince1

www.instagram.com/michelprincebooks

What are your buy links?

https://smile.amazon.com/Michel-Prince/e/B007XWI6OA?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1580951733&sr=8-1

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – J.M. Madden

J.M. Madden

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jennifer/ JM. I am a former cop turned romance author! Lol! I started publishing in 2010 with small epubs and now, almost 40 books later, I am completely Indie. I LOVE writing and highlighting diverse heroes.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need a steady table and preferably a pumpkin cold brew beside me. It can be noisy or quiet. My favorite place of all to write is on my deck with my leg heater running!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers that have had no other chance to meet me, and getting their insight into the books!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I’d LOVE to buy Ilona Andrews a coffee! Or Marjorie M Liu. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet several of my unicorns!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I TRY to write every day, but I end up writing in spates. I’m a little odd in that I write on several different manuscripts at the same time. Some days are business days, others are writing days on several different books.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Destin, Florida, several years ago, I had a group of readers show up in matching purple T-shirts highlighting my books!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have books that I know I’ll never part with, several signed. I don’t prize one over all others, though.

What are your social links?

✔My Facebook LIKE Page-  https://www.facebook.com/jmmaddenauthor/
✔Follow me on Twitter–  @authorjmmadden
✔Sign up for my Newsletter if you haven’t already- http://jmmadden.com/newsletter/
✔Give my Amazon page a FOLLOW– http://www.amazon.com/J.M.-Madden/e/B004HLNZCI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1461624632&sr=8-2-ent
✔Follow me on Instagram– https://www.instagram.com/authorjmmadden/
Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/jmjm58/
Bookbub- https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-madden
Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4559483.J_M_Madden

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/J-M-Madden/e/B004HLNZCI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1573486624&sr=1-3