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#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight #EventHost – Avelyn Paige

Avelyn Paige

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Avelyn Paige. I am a cancer research scientist by day, and an author by night.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is wherever I can find a few second. I have written on my phone during church when a thought hit so no place is safe from writing time. I’m not really a snacker when I write, but there’s always a can of coke nearby.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The people. I am a social butterfly naturally, but getting to be in a place with so many like-minded individuals is absolutely inspiring and so, so much fun. The event itself always goes by way too fast.

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

Oh lord have mercy. There’s way too many. Some that would even require a time machine because they aren’t with us anymore. If I had to pick a current favorite, I’d love to pick the brain of Darynda Jones.

What author would you love to write with?

I’d honestly love to write a PNR with Darynda or Chloe Neill.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Again… so many memories. I think my favorite would have to be the first time someone recognized outside of a signing. My husband and I were at our local casino for a night out, and a reader spotted me there. It was such a fun experience, and to meet a reader so close to home was amazing.

What are your social links?

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2MP9tHD
Website: http://bit.ly/2Pedqrd
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2OEBdPU
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Pdtbyz
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2KQ8avl

Sign-up for Avelyn’s Monthly Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2Mp9zc2

What are your buy links?

https://geni.us/AvelynPaigeAMZ

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Hope Daniels

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hope Daniels, I’m half of the writing team to the Magical Forces Series books.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is actually outside. Unfortunately, the sun makes it difficult to stay out there long and write. So, my second favorite place to write is in my bedroom with my feet up and music playing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting the readers and introducing them to my books. My characters take on a life of their own and I tend to get animated when I talk about them. 🙂
I love the interaction between authors and getting to meet the authors that I read and review. The energy is undeniable. If you weren’t pumped before you arrived, you will be before you leave.

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

Nora Roberts, Larissa Ione, Lorelei James (Sorry, I couldn’t pick just one)

What author would you love to write with?

Dianna Love, Larissa Ione

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Holding my first paperback in my hands is one. The one which made me tear up is when we were at an event and a fan came to our table and said they read our book and loved it. Now they needed it in paperback.

What are your social links?

Website: https://www.hopewdaniels.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopedanielsauthor/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopeDanielsAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDanielsAuthor
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/hope-daniels-
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14735445.Hope_Daniels

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Daniels/e/B0199FXIUA

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Melissa Toppen

Melissa Toppen
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Melissa Toppen- I am a married, mother of two, who lives in Cincinnati Ohio. I’ve been writing full time for the last five years.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I tend to stretch out on the couch or hide away in my office. I don’t typically eat while I’m writing but coffee is a MUST!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting my readers and potential future readers. Networking with other authors.

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

I’ve been so blessed to meet so many amazing authors, along with most of my favorites. Some authors still on my list are Katy Evans, Aly Martinez, and Kandi Steiner.

What author would you love to write with?

Kandi Steiner. I have a major girl crush on her for sure!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

\At my last signing, a reader cried in line as she waited to meet me. All I could think to myself was -wow, my book affected her that deeply-. To see how touched she was by something I created is not something I can easily put into words.

What are your social links?

www.mtoppen.com
www.facebook.com/mtoppenauthor
www.facebook.com/groups/melissasmavens
www.facebook.com/melissatoppen
https://bookandmainbites.com/mtoppenauthor
www.goodreads.com/mtoppen
www.twitter.com/mtoppenauthor
www.instagram.com/melissa_toppen
www.pinterest.com/mtoppenauthor
www.amazon.com/author/melissatoppen
www.bookbub.com/authors/melissa-toppen

Sign up for my newsletter here
http://mtoppen.com/mailer.php

What are your buy links?

www.amazon.com/author/melissatoppen

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – AJ Renee

A.J. Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

AJ Renee. Military wife, mother, daughter, sister… I like long walks on the beach, beer, wine, scotch, and cosmos. I consider myself a Florida girl since I lived there the longest time. I’ve never officially used my college degrees in the 12+ years I’ve had them. I’m a nerd, goofball, and loyal to a fault. I’m also an open book so if you’re curious about something feel free to ask.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I work the best at my desk. I drink hot tea while I write and try to avoid the snacks. Writing is awful for my waistline.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting everyone! I do get a little shy and feel awkward but it’s because I don’t always know what to say or do.

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

Kathleen Brooks

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting and hanging out with readers.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/ajreneeauthor

https://www.twitter.com/ajreneeauthor

https://www.instagram.com/ajreneeauthor

https://www.ajrenee.com

What are your buy links?

Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2RykmE1
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2APXA06
iBooks: https://apple.co/2P3ceG5
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QWX9Gv

www.ajrenee.com

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Sandra Sookoo

Sandra Sookoo
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Sandra Sookoo, and I’ve written 80+ books in romance and romantic suspense. I’m also the author of the popular Thieves of the Ton series as well as the Lords of the Night series. Here’s my bio: Sandra Sookoo is a USA Today bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in Victorian America or snarky, sweet humor in the contemporary world. Most recently she’s moved into infusing her books with mystery and intrigue. Reading is a lot like eating fine chocolates—you can’t just have one. Good thing books don’t have calories!

When she’s not wearing out computer keyboards, Sandra spends time with her real life Prince Charming in central Indiana where she’s been known to goof off and make moments count because the key to life is laughter. A Disney fan since the age of ten, when her soul gets bogged down and her imagination flags, a trip to Walt Disney World is in order. Nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is my office. It’s full of Disney stuff, Doctor Who stuff and posters of my favorite book covers, as well as books. I’m more productive in there than anywhere else. As for food? I really don’t eat while writing, which is the great thing about writing–your hands are busy so you can’t stuff your face LOL I do, however, pause for lunch.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting old readers and making new ones.

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

That’s like picking a favorite book LOL

What author would you love to write with?

I’m not really an author who writes in tandem with anyone else. Although, I did it for a time when I wrote erotic Regency. It was fun. Would I do a project with a fellow author again? Maybe, if the project was right and I got along well with the author 🙂

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

]Hitting the USA Today bestseller list in 2017. Challenging myself as a writer with different series that stretch and strengthen my skills. Working with my husband on cover art (he’s the artist behind many of my covers)

What are your social links?

Website: http://www.sandrasookoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.sookoo

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/sandrasookooauthor/

Tea and Scandalbroth with Sandra FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1985711228318050/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandrasookoo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrasookoo/

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/sandrasookoo

BookBub Page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sandra-sookoo

Newsletter signup: send me an email or PM with “subscribe” in subject line

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/sandrasookoo

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Kenzie Michales

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Kenzie Michaels, author of ten steamy novels and karaoke addict:) I’m also a full-time wife, mom, and grandma, and am about to acquire a daughter-in-law next year, courtesy of my oldest son popping the Big Question Feb 15th. We live in the southwest corner of Indiana, and I’m also in the process of clearing out the house next door to us and turning it into my private library/office.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Right now, my favorite place is at my desk, and the muse likes Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. When those aren’t available, the Mint Oreos are a good substitute!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Definitely meeting readers! I also like to network with other authors, to swap promotional ideas and learn of new signing opportunities. Face it; we’re all here to help each other.

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

I’d love to meet Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts, and Lavryl Spencer. I read these ladies when in my twenties, and still have their books. I’d also love to meet Judy Blume, whom I read as a teenager, which inspired me to write about social issues.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Hands down, my favorite memory is when I ventured out to promote my 1st book. I’d set up at a local craft fair, and a woman bought one. I saw her the next day, and she told me she’d begun reading it, and could hardly wait to get back to it. Day #3, she made a beeline for my table, slapped her hands down, and exclaimed, “I loved it! Stayed up too late to finish it, but I couldn’t put it down. When’s your next one coming out?” I stammered, “Ummm….when I get a publisher?” Then gave her a one-page ‘sneak peek’ of #2. I’ve never been back to that venue since publishing the others, so I have no idea if she even knows about the others.

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Kenzie-Michaels-248105468603737/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenzieMichaels

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kmichaels/?hl=en

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Kenzie-Michaels/e/B004TYM7FE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1550935899&sr=1-2

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – KC Rice

K.C. Rice
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

KC Rice I’m a Romance author from Kentucky. I have 6 published books thus far and working on books 7 & 8.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write, anywhere near fresh air. By an open window or under a covered porch. Lifesavers gummies are my go to food.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love love love meeting all the people who have fallen in love with my characters. To thank them personally for their support and friendship.

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

TK Leigh

What author would you love to write with?

There are so many. I can’t name just one.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The day my husband told me, “ Babygirl, you were successful when you sold your first book.”

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/kcriceauthor
Twitter @ArtistKcRice
pureromancekcrice.com

What are your buy links?

These are my short stories they ARE NOT on Google books yet
Deadly Passion- https://books2read.com/u/mgLjRR
https://amzn.to/2mHfYks

Anguish- https://books2read.com/u/bzPZBn
https://amzn.to/2uMjpe6

TATTERED SERIES BOOKS
Kaycee’s Tattered Spirit-
https://books2read.com/u/31xRVW
https://amzn.to/2uKQbfA
http://bit.ly/KTSgooglebook

Reconciled, Tattered Two- https://books2read.com/u/mBPw5k
https://amzn.to/2A34GRa
http://bit.ly/Reconciledgooglebooks

Revelation, Tattered Three- https://books2read.com/u/brGwez
https://amzn.to/2NFVWlH
http://bit.ly/Revelationgooglebooks

Stand Alone
Under His Protection- https://books2read.com/u/bWzQp7
https://amzn.to/2LH18VX
http://bit.ly/UHPgooglebooks

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Mellanie Szereto

Mellanie Szereto

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m Mellanie Szereto!
When my fingers aren’t attached to my keyboard, I enjoy hiking, PIlates, cooking, gardening, and researching for my stories. I’m a foodie and love to write foodie romance, but all that hiking research is going in a paranormal trilogy set in the wilds of Ohio and a college-town series on my to-finish-writing list. You’ll also find plenty of lovable nerdy characters in my stories. That’s what happens when you, your husband, and your children are all nerds!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is anywhere with quiet and no chance of interruption. I’m not much of a snacker, but I always have a supply of Cheez-Its or Goldfish crackers on hand just in case!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Even though I’m a bit of an introvert, I love meeting readers and talking about books! I also enjoy getting know other authors, whether we’re meeting for the first time or we’re already friends on social media. Checking out the cool swag ideas is fun too!

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

If I could go back in time, I’d love to meet the three authors who most influenced the young reader in me–Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), Anna Sewell (Black Beauty), and Marguerite Henry (Misty of Chincoteague).

What author would you love to write with?

I’d love to write a nerd story with Vicki Lewis Thompson!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memory involving a reader is attending a book signing and overhearing her recommend my books to other readers. My favorite writing memory is the first time I wrote The End. 🙂

What are your social links?

Website: http://www.mellanieszereto.com
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cDEHXL
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/authormellanieszereto
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mellanie-szereto
Book+Main Bites: https://bookandmainbites.com/MellanieSzereto
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/mellanie_szereto

What are your buy links?

Amazon: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/mellanieszereto
Apple Books: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/mellanie-szereto/id540431015?mt=11
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Mellanie Szereto
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Mellanie+Szereto
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=mellanie%20szereto&fcsearchfield=Author

 

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – J.S. Wood

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m J.S. Wood, I’ve been a published author since August 2018. I love all genres of books but I write Romance with a bit of suspense. I’m a stay at home mom and work nights and weekends. I’m from Colorado and the Rocky Mountains are my favorite place in the world. I’m beyond excited to be attending this event and cannot wait to meet everyone!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I’m a homebody at heart and I love having my office to myself. I close the door and put on some noise-cancelling headphones. I don’t need food but I NEED coffee. It’s a necessity.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Indy Author Event will be my very first! I’m so excited to meet everyone.

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

R.S. Grey. She is the queen of Rom-Com.

What author would you love to write with?

Tiffany Snow. She’s an amazing Romantic-Suspense author.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

All the support I got on my second release from people who stumbled upon my first, what an amazing feeling.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/jswoodauthor/ https://www.instagram.com/authorjswood/ https://twitter.com/jswood10

What are your buy links?

 

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs I’m an author and co founder of HWW and WOTR. I write suspenseful paranormal and contemporary romance. I like miniature tea sets and prefer salty over sweet.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Favorite place to write is in absolute silence and occasionally almonds but if I’m eating I’m not typing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love when people say they’ve never been to a signing before and that WOTR is their first one. I also love when all involved are supportive of the mission.

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

TJ Klune

What author would you love to write with?

Karen Marie Moning

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite moment was seeing my first book cover, which was for Water’s Threshold. The whole concept was real then. Another favorite moment, was when Angie, Melinda, and Anya and I met at the hotel for the first time to plan WOTR. Oh, and finally getting Thistle Farms to visit last year, that was amazing!

What are your social links?

www.jillianjacobs.com – just go here it’s all on my website

What are your buy links?

www.jillianjacobs.com

Twinsie Angie’s review of Insider HERE