Interview with Vanessa Gonzales, Author of The Light in the Sound

Interview with Vanessa Gonzales Author of The Light in the Sound Vanessa Gonzales was born in Utah, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University, Louisville, KY. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared in U.S. and Canadian literary magazines. She taught composition and literature courses for Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. She is currently working on her next novel while living and traveling full time in a vintage RV with her husband, Josh, and their four furry kids. Learn more and follow her work at vanessagonzales.com Tell us about your book The Light in the Sound, the lead character Rachel, and what inspired you to write it? I’m drawing a blank on the speaker, but I read a quote a long while back about not writing to influence, but to let others know they’re not alone. That really moved me. The most impactful writing I’ve had the privilege of reading did exactly that and it quickly became a driving force for me in my own work. The Light in the Sound is a character-driven, literary drama with comedic undertones. It’s about a 24-year-old girl who lives in Seattle, WA and works in a porn shop. She’s juggling love, loss, and the sense of isolation that the entrapments of the modern world impose on all of us. You’ve done a video trailer for this book. Would you suggest other authors do the same? Yes. It has increased sales and been a powerful advertising tool that I highly recommend authors utilize. I also recommend hiring...

Interview with Susan Hughes

Interview with Susan Hughes Leading Book Editor Susan Hughes is a freelance Editor, writer & melanoma survivor. She has worked with 4/5 star authors of adult fiction like Richard Stephenson (Collapse), DI Telbat (Dark Liaison), Jennifer Levine (Summer Secrets), Maureen K Howard (Deviled!), Lisa Proulx (Weed Monkey), writers of non-fiction like Fiza Pathan (Classics: How we can encourage children to read them), and Terry Isaacson (Teaching Kids Golf). She’s also worked with writers like Jill A Carpenter (Huffington Post) and Charles Garcia (Fox News Latino). How do you draw the line between editing someone else’s work, and rewriting it so that it has an even stronger element of wonder about it? Good question! There is no line that can be drawn that would apply to all the manuscripts I edit. It is very much dependent upon the writer’s skill level and the quality of the story. If the writer is a creative storyteller with a talent for weaving a tale filled with wonder, I can do a bit of writing and offer suggestions when necessary. I do this in the sidebar of my edits, in the hopes that I’ll inspire the writer to stretch their imagination a bit. Sometimes I get manuscripts that are dull, no wonder or imagination at all. Unless I’ve been asked to ghostwrite, I simply make the necessary copy edits and put aside the urge to “fix” it all by rewriting. It’s tough to do. The Beauty Thief Rachael Ritchey The Twelve Realms exist in peace where for the beautiful and kind-hearted Princess Caityn life is perfect. Even her betrothal is to the man she...
Book Review on Video: “Roboteer” and “Nemesis” by Alex Lamb

Book Review on Video: “Roboteer” and “Nemesis” by Alex Lamb

Trevor Barton reviews two books by UK Science Fiction author Alex Lamb“[Alex Lamb] has worked on the trading floors of international finance, crafted the next generation of man-machine interfaces and worked as an Artificial Intelligence researcher on three continents. He’s worked on mobile applications for the publishing industry and large-scale simulation of battlefields for the US Department of Defense, for the purposes of enabling the evacuation of soldiers by robot.” (quoted from alexlamb.com)Like TurlBook?We can notify you when our crowd fundraising begins. See the demo and sign up for the one time email alert at www.turlbook.com.Get your book reviewed, or review a book you loveIf you have written a book, it’s published by a respected publishing house, and you’d like to talk about it (or you’d like to do a review of a living author book you love), you can submit us 300 words to consider. If approved, we will read out your words (making it clear that they are yours, not ours) and make it into a video like this for you to share.Do you work in media?Get our press...