My Writing

The Writing Race Is On…

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As you’ve come to know on the This Is My Truth Now blog throughout the last 18 months, I’ve always got something going on in the writing world… well this time, I find myself with three outlines written and a passion for taking the writing plunge with two of them. What’s an author to do?

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Write them both… which I’ve begun. As of today, I have two fully drafted ~25 page outlines, publication schedules and detailed character, setting and plot descriptions. I’ve also written 2 chapters for one of the novels. I’ll be revealing hints all throughout July and announcing in August what will be published in the Fall of 2018. It’s getting hot in NYC and it’s not just the 100 degree temperatures we’ve been experiencing. It’s me! Does anyone care to take a guess as to what the books might be about?

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Seven (7) Part Interview with Beware of the Reader – Posts from Day 5, 6 & 7

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As mentioned over the weekend, a 7-part series interview with Sophie @ Beware of the Reader… Check out days 5 thru 7 in the links below! It’s been fun seeing which questions she uses and posts each day!

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Drum roll… Part 5 of James Cudney alias Jay’s Interview! Do you want sexy writing tricks? Ok maybe not sexy but brilliant!

Hi Dear friends!

I hope we did not bore you to death yet because today’s post is really interesting if you plan to write a book one day or are just curious about the backstage work of writing!

Where Jay gives some writing tricks that could inspire more than one!
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Part 6 of James Cudney alias Jay’s Interview: how to build a diabolical plot!

Hi dear friends,

We are nearly at the end of Jay’s interview!!!!

When we FINALLY get a glimpse of Jay’s diabolical scheming mind! And …was it worth it or rather “much ado about nothing”?
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This is the end! Final part of James Cudney alias Jay’s Interview. Some fun today.

Hi dear friends!

Final post for Jay’s interview today….

After having been grilled for a whole week Jay can finally have some fun!
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Background: A few months ago, I connected with a wonderful book blogger who had read one of my books. We quickly developed a great friendship and have been chatting about books (and tons of other things) for most of 2018. Sophie’s introducing to me books in genres I don’t normally read, and I’m trying to overload her TBR until it explodes, I think! But… the point of this re-blog post is to share with you an interview Sophie’s prepared in the last week. She asked if I would be interested in answering a few questions, and I of course said yes. Then I got the list… and it was very detailed and extremely personal. Never one to back down, I accepted the challenge and spent a half a day answering them all… we had so much going on, Sophie’s splitting it into 7 posts and days categorized by question types. And honestly, re-reading the first one, I’m embarrassed at how much I’ve said… I wonder what else came out of my mouth last week… stay tuned to catch my re-blog each day this upcoming week, or follow her site at this link to get the news first hand! You’ll also get to meet a very prolific blogger and book reviewer with tons of giveaway options, fun memes, cool posts and other awesome content. Thanks Sophie!!!

Seven (7) Part Interview with Beware of the Reader – Posts from Day 2, 3 & 4

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As mentioned over the weekend, a 7-part series interview with Sophie @ Beware of the Reader… Check out days 2 thru 4 in the links below! It’s been fun seeing which questions she uses and posts each day!

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James Cudney alias Jay interview: Part Two. Did you know Jay nearly died at a tender age? No?

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James Cudney alias Jay Interview Part 3: Jay the daredevil?

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What triggered this leap of faith? Quitting what I guess was a well-paid stable job to live your dream? Read the full post here.

 

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4th post of James Cudney/Jay’s interview…cooking secrets ..no writing secrets!

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How did you work for Watching Glass Shatter? Did you think the characters first? Had post it everywhere with their character’s trait? Did you write the skeleton of a plot? Something else? Most definitely the… click here to read the full post.

 

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Background: A few months ago, I connected with a wonderful book blogger who had read one of my books. We quickly developed a great friendship and have been chatting about books (and tons of other things) for most of 2018. Sophie’s introducing to me books in genres I don’t normally read, and I’m trying to overload her TBR until it explodes, I think! But… the point of this re-blog post is to share with you an interview Sophie’s prepared in the last week. She asked if I would be interested in answering a few questions, and I of course said yes. Then I got the list… and it was very detailed and extremely personal. Never one to back down, I accepted the challenge and spent a half a day answering them all… we had so much going on, Sophie’s splitting it into 7 posts and days categorized by question types. And honestly, re-reading the first one, I’m embarrassed at how much I’ve said… I wonder what else came out of my mouth last week… stay tuned to catch my re-blog each day this upcoming week, or follow her site at this link to get the news first hand! You’ll also get to meet a very prolific blogger and book reviewer with tons of giveaway options, fun memes, cool posts and other awesome content. Thanks Sophie!!!

Seven (7) Part Interview with Beware of the Reader – Day 1

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A few months ago, I connected with a wonderful book blogger who had read one of my books. We quickly developed a great friendship and have been chatting about books (and tons of other things) for most of 2018. Sophie’s introducing to me books in genres I don’t normally read, and I’m trying to overload her TBR until it explodes, I think! But… the point of this re-blog post is to share with you an interview Sophie’s prepared in the last week. She asked if I would be interested in answering a few questions, and I of course said yes. Then I got the list… and it was very detailed and extremely personal. Never one to back down, I accepted the challenge and spent a half a day answering them all… we had so much going on, Sophie’s splitting it into 7 posts and days categorized by question types. And honestly, re-reading the first one, I’m embarrassed at how much I’ve said… I wonder what else came out of my mouth last week… stay tuned to catch my re-blog each day this upcoming week, or follow her site at this link to get the news first hand! You’ll also get to meet a very prolific blogger and book reviewer with tons of giveaway options, fun memes, cool posts and other awesome content. Thanks Sophie!!!

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A quick preview but click the name to read the whole post. And check out her graphics below!!!

Interview of an Brilliant Mastermind: James Cudney alias Jay: Part 1

Dear readers,

Prepare to be knocked off your socks!!! Why?

Because James Cudney alias Jay author of Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure agreed to asnwer my questions and, true to his writing, delivered a masterpiece!

He tells you ALL, the naked truth! And he played my game: writing some parts like he would a novel.

Results?

He sweated blood and tears for three hours to answer!!!

Father Figure: Book Blog Tour Re-Cap!

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Hello! For five days from June 4th thru June 8th, Reads and Reels hosted an amazing book blog tour to help promote Father Figure across the world. As part of this fantastic week, we held a giveaway and will be announcing the winner tomorrow via Reads & Reels Blog. In case you missed any of it, or want to see a single link with all the wonderful posts, you can find them below or on my author website. We may have a few more reviews being add this week due to some delays, but I’ll update if anything new is posted in the next few days.

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I’m so grateful to everyone who participated, especially to Shannon at Reads and Reels, for making this a spectacular week. I’m thrilled with all the reviews and absolutely stunned at the beautiful sentiments, feedback, and shares from friends and followers. I’ve also met a few new bloggers which is always a great way to kick start a new friendship and connection over books and reading. You’ve truly made my welcome home from vacation remarkable and brilliant. THANK YOU to everyone…

June 4th

Reads & Reels (Promo)

Julia’s Picks (Review)

Splashes into Books (Review)

Bri’s Book Nook (Review)

Valerie’s Musings (Review & Interview)

June 5th

Jessica Rachow (Review)

The Book Collective (Review)

June 6th

Beware of the Reader (Review)

Nesie’s Place (Excerpt)

June 7th

Alternative-Read (Excerpt)

Crystal’s Book World (Review)

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review)

Audio Killed the Bookmark (Review)

Bobo’s Book Bank (Excerpt)

Jennie Reads (Review)

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review)

June 8th

By Hook or By Book (Review)

Port Jericho (Review)

Sinfully Wicked Reviews (Review)

Globe Flowers Blog (Review)

Life at 17 (Review)

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Father Figure: Book Blog Tour Has Begun!

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Hello! I returned from my ~3 week trip to England and Italy less than 24 hours ago and am still kicking out a bit of jet lag. Major kudos and thanks to Big Sis AKA Roda @ Growing Self for the amazing job she did running the blog while I was away — more thanks to her to come soon… Pics and stories of the trip will be shared over the weekend, but today’s post is a heads up and the schedule for something very special with Father Figure — my second novel.

For five days from June 4th thru June 8th, Reads and Reels is hosting an amazing book blog tour to help promote Father Figure across the world. Below are the links and schedule to read the posts each day. Stay tuned for book excerpts, discount options, and a GIVEAWAY. Check out my author website with a full list of all the Father Figure reviews, posts, interviews and details!

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Schedule

June 4th

Reads & Reels (Promo) http://www.readsandreels.com

Valerie’s Musings (Review & Interview) http://valeriesmusings76.wordpress.com

Julia’s Picks (Review) http://juliapicks1.wordpress.com

Splashes into Books (Review) http://splashesintobooks.wordpress.com

Bri’s Book Nook (Review) http://brisbooknook.wordpress.com

June 5th

The Scribbling Site (Review) https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com

The Voluptuous Book Diva (Excerpt) http://www.thevoluptuousbookdiva.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) http://jessicarachow.wordpress.com

The Book Collective (Review) http://thebookcollective.net

June 6th

Kim Knight (Review & Interview) http://kimknightauthor.wordpress.com

Finding Life Through Pain (Review) http://lynnetteok.wordpress.com

Beware of the Reader (Review) http://bewareofthereader.com/

Nesie’s Place (Excerpt) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

Run Wright (Review) http://www.runwright.net

June 7th

Audio Killed the Bookmark (Review) http://audiokilledthebookmark.wordpress.com

Jennie Reads (Review) http://jenniereads.wordpress.com

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

Bobo’s Book Bank (Excerpt) http://bobosbookbank.com

Crystal’s Book World (Review) http://crystalsbookworld.wordpress.com

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/

By Hook or By Book (Review) http://cadburypom.WordPress.com

June 8th

Life at 17 (Review) https://lifeat17.wordpress.com

Port Jerricho (Review) http://www.aislynndmerricksson.com

Sinfully Wicked Reviews (Review) https://sinfullywickedbookreviews.com

Globe Flowers Blog (Review) https://globeflower.co.uk

 

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Mark Your Calendars!

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It is difficult to believe that the month of May is coming to an end.  The snow just melted, here in West Michigan…  How can it be almost June?  Well, June will not only usher in beautiful weather, but a very special blog tour for Jay’s latest novel, Father Figure, hosted by Reads & Reels Book Tours, June 4th – 8th

Father Figure Blog Tour: June 4th – June 8th

 

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Description

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly.

Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia faces life-altering tragedies.

Brianna Porter, a sassy, angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to find her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. Desperate to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, Brianna accidentally finds out a shocking truth about her missing parent.

Set in alternating chapters two decades apart, the parallels between their lives and the subsequent collision that is bound to happen is revealed. FATHER FIGURE is an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense.

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Granted, our dear friend needs to stop eating gelato and return from NYC, before the Blog Tour begins!! By the way, I have officially been caught! Although my little Bro seems pleased with the fact that I took it upon myself to help out with This Is My Truth Now, it sounds like retaliation is going to take place, in just a few weeks!  While I am away, I might need my own secret agents, looking over Growing Self!

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Have a magical Wednesday!

♥Roda

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