Daily Reading

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Introduction to Animal Messages.  This is my favorite deck.  The Llama represents the the past.  I had to face some situations that were difficult but I was able to get through it with the guidance of the Llama.  Currently I’ve learned the death of old ways can lead to new and exciting things.  My bad health has gone to the wayside leaving good health.  My future holds peace and tranquility.  By breathing and meditating and it’s possible to relax, cleanse my soul and house.

This is my reading.  What’s your reading and how do you interpret it?  Does it affect how you live or what you believe?

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Change up

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There’s no author interview this week so I thought I’d take this moment to catch up. I feel blessed. There’s a lot going on, but I’m not sure where to start. I’ve had an emotional month or so and was ready to give everything up.  But thanks to some extremely wonderful people I am standing here, strong (well technically I’m sitting lol). This weekend was a hard one, but well worth it. Saturday’s plans fell through but it proved to be a blessing in disguise because  Some progress was made on She Raged. Three generic outlines were started for other books in The Bearclaw Coven series.

Yesterday and this morning I moved books from an old book case to a new one. Now there’s room to add even more books to the collection.  There are so many books to add to the collection and I can’t wait to get them. V.C. Andrews, Piers Anthony, both have books that need to be added to the collection. In addition to the Xanth novels, of which I have 99% of them, I need to get the Incarnation series.

I’m waiting on pins and needles while waiting for The Bearclaw Coven to come back from the editor.  A lot of changes have been made since it’s first release. It’s not the same book at all. A goal for sending the manuscript has been set and I’m hoping it can be reached. It all depends on what other suggestions the editor has.

Read stories on Wattpad, you can follow me: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Fuzzywriting One story will be deleted because it’s no longer in the Bearclaw Coven series. It needs to be completely rewritten . The other book is for those who are 18 and over because of graphic scenes and vulgarity. When it’s done it’ll be a good read.

The Bearclaw Coven started out as fantasy, but with all of the changes it is now to be considered paranormal historical fiction. Isn’t it funny how out books tend to take over and write themselves, putting them in a different category than we originally planned.

Are there any books or series you’d recommend? What kind of books do you read?

Author Interview 9/20/2016

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I’m sorry this is so late. Yesterday got away from me.

Chanelle Volbrecht

Author Interview

Name:

  1. What kind of writing do you do?

I’m currently working in the supernatural/syfy genre.

  1. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

I was always very imaginative as a child and so fantasy/syfy was always appealing. I have       not yet ventured into other genres, there’s always a possibility.

  1. Where did your love of reading and writing come from?

I always loved books before I could even read, so naturally my love for writing stems from  this.

  1. How long have you been writing?

I started dabbling with it at the age of ten. However, I did not take it too seriously, until my freshman year of high school. (2006).

  1. Can you share some stories about the people you met while researching the book you’re working on?

I have a friend who I’ve known since high school, We were in a writer’s group called Writer’s Ink. Ever since then through social media we’ve kept in touch, and she has been one of my biggest supports.

  1. What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Finishing it, I started in 2006 and just finished the first typed draft this year. I never really had much faith in the book to begin with, and struggled with it a lot.  Yet it never left me alone, so I never gave up on it.

 

Guidance Needed

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The Archangels, reminded me, again that I need to work on leadership skills while helping others.  This is a huge help when it comes to working with Emilie, the lead character in the Bearclaw Coven.   She is destined to become the head witch and matriarch of the Lords family.

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The Animal Spirit Guides said it’s time to meditate and open myself to ways to cleanse my body and spirit.  When the energy is flowing smoothly then life tends to be fuller and runs better without all the clutter.

What do these readings mean to you and why?  How do you interpret these readings? Do they fit what’s going on your life ?

Author Interview

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Name: Heather Hayes

  • What kind of writing do you do?

I am a children’s book author. I have two books in print. My picture book is called The Fantastic Backyard of Imagination. It is the story of a brother and sister and their friends using the same tree and backyard to imagine totally different things. It encourages kids to get off the couch and play! I also have a young readers chapter book called Unexpected Magic. It is about a witch who has spent 50 years alone in her cave guarding a magic crystal. Some girls happen upon her, and after some grumpy interactions become her friend.

  • Where did your love of reading and writing come from?

I was never very good at math, so I guess reading and writing has always appealed more to me! I used to write little books and newspapers for my friends and family when I was a child. I’ve always loved reading a good, grabbing story!

 

  • How long have you been writing?

 

I wrote silly little stories as a child and teen. The first time I tried as an adult to write a real book was in 2013. My first edition of Unexpected Magic then came to be. I wrote it to be a Christmas gift for my daughters. I reworked the manuscript to make it a chapter book, and it was published in 2014.

  • Can you share some stories about the people you met while researching the book you’re working on?

 

All of my work so far has not needed much research. It is all fiction for children. I imagined Woodsville and Griselda’s cave for the setting of Unexpected Magic. The five girls in that story are based on my daughters’ personalities and interests. Hannah in The Fantastic Backyard of Imagination is based on me as a child. The adventures and activities of the children in that story come from memories of my childhood.

  • What was the hardest part of writing this book?

 

When you write children’s books, you have to find the perfect balance of writing and pictures. You don’t want to overwhelm your readers with too many words, or words they won’t understand. I end up simplifying my words a lot, which is hard sometimes. The word my grown up mind says is perfect for a situation in my book, might confuse a child, so I have to simplify it.

  • Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?

 

I love all kinds of books. I like Charles Dickens, Jane Austin,  J. K. Rowling, Shannon Hale, Terry Brooks, Janette Oke, Rick Riordan, Stephanie Meyers, Gerald Lund, Lynn Austin, and  L.A. Meyer. I like when these authors surprise me. I like when I can’t help but fall in love with the characters. But most of all, I love happy endings. If I’m going to spend hours of my free time engrossed in a book, I want to feel enlightened, uplifted, or warm and fuzzy when I’m done.

  • What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write the question out and then answer it.

 

Why does Griselda change her name at the end of Unexpected Magic?

Griselda changed her name to Rissy because that was a nickname her  father used to call her. She hated when he called her that as a teenager. She insisted on being called Griselda during that selfish time in her life. Changing her name to Rissy represents Griselda wanting to turn a new leaf.  She desires to surround herself with people who love her again.  That story will come out in the sequel to Unexpected Magic.

  • What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

 

In Unexpected Magic I wanted to tell a grabbing story with a good moral. I wanted people to want to be kinder and be willing to leave their own comfort zone after reading it. I think I did accomplish that.

In The Fantastic Backyard of Imagination I wanted to get kids off their electronics and excited to explore the fun worlds that could come to life in their own backyard. Like I say in that book, “When you have a good imagination, you are never bored.” I watched my kids and nieces and nephews take to the climbing tree in Grandma’s yard after reading my book.  So I think I accomplished my goal for that book as well.

  • What do you think most characterizes your writing?

I think my writing in general is wholesome, uplifting, moderately funny, and leaves you evaluating your own behavior, hopefully wanting to be a little better.

 

10)  What inspires you?

 

My children inspire me all the time. My youngest two are in a really creative, imaginative phase right now and I just love to eavesdrop on their play! Whenever I don’t feel inspired, I usually pick up a book that catches my eye, and something creative in the story inspires me.  On the flip side, when I read a truly uncreative piece of work, I tend to think I can do better, and then the wheels start turning…

This is so bad…

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Usually, on a Friday I will post my daily reading.  I got so caught up editing my novel that I completely spaced blogging.  Anyone else do that?

Here I was going to dis myself for not blogging today and of course the card I drew was from the Archangel Sandalphon.  Gentleness is what the card is about.  Basically, it’s all about the way your treat yourself.  Instead of being cruel, try being loving and nurturing.  Take care of you, because no one else will.

What goes around comes around.  If you don’t like yourself, others won’t like you either.  For many years I’ve hated myself but loved everyone around me.  Time and time again, it’s been said “you can’t love others if you don’t love yourself.”  This is a false statement.  While you may not love others as much as you want, you can still love them.  Will love be returned, possibly but not likely.

Being gentle with yourself will help you in all of your relationships,whether they’re romantic or just friends.  If you’re kind to yourself, you’re more likely to be kind to other.  This isn’t always the case, but is thought to be usual.

Being gentle with yourself allows you to learn who you are and to see the potential  that you have to grow, learn and love yourself as well as others. It used to be all about me, even when I didn’t like myself.  Now, it’s all about my furkids.  I have to like and even love myself for them to feel safe, loved and protected.

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I offer up these roses to anyone who wants to share the love, I share with all my friends and family.  Of course, my followers/fans are considered to be part of my friends and family.  You are welcome to share these roses with your friends and family.  I just ask that you remember to share them with yourself.  You deserved to be happy and these roses will remind you,with their thorny stem, to always be gentle with yourself and kind to others.

Getting to know Local Authors Part 1.

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Oliver P. Samora, Jr.

Author Interview

1) What kind of writing do you do?
I think of my style as detective noir

2) Where did your love of reading and writing come from?

)I have always been an avid reader and I have always wanted to be an author but was not sure if anyone would like my stories
3) How long have you been writing?
I dabbled in writing when I was in high school but stepped away I have been working at this set of books for 20 plus years
4) Can you share some stories about the people you met while researching the book you’re working on? working on my degree as criminal investigating in Hawaii with the Army I worked with some great officers and saw the harsh world of drugs and prostitution, and lots of my female friends helped me with the reactions from the females view in lots of the book

5)What was the hardest part of writing this book? The hardest part has been reaching into my “dark corners” of my mind and put the characters in motion, there is lots of feelings that push my writing and I have put them to a different part of my mind.
6) Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?
I have so many different authors that I read, the main ones for action and drama have been Robert B Parker (R.I.P) who wrote the Spenser series and Jessie stone and a little know writer Carl Ramm who wrote the Hawker series Ed Mcbain and joseph wambaugh for the different police stories and Peter Maas (R.I.P) who wrote the life story of one of my hero’s Serpico also J.C. Pollock
7) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write the question out and then answer it.
“do you have any life experience as a officer?” “While I have not been a police officer I have worked in security as a prison Guard at 18,and have always wanted to be a officer, I have done some bail recovery ( bounty hunting )”
8) What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?
The main goal was to get my dreams down on paper and get my anger and confusion out, and to see if my thoughts would be liked by more than the small circle of friends that knew of the story I feel I have achieved my goal after all this time as I have gotten some great feed back
9) What do you think most characterizes your writing? The main struggle of good and bad, light and dark and the desire to write the wrongs
What inspires you? Music of all styles and the feedback from my friends