Friday, November 22, 2019

Book Blitz: The Devil and Dayna Dalton by Brit Lunden #promo #paranormalromance #paranormal #pnr @BritLunden @RABTBookTours

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Book 9: A Bulwark Anthology
Paranormal Romance
Date Published: September 30, 2019
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.

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Reporter Dayna Dalton’s reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother’s footsteps; never given a chance to prove she’s different. Dayna’s been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty.  He’s happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange things are always happening.  Dayna is doomed to this loveless life until she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character. Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept a greater love?

*Contains Sexual Content*

Other Books in the Bulwark Anthology

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The Knowing
A Bulwark Anthology, Book One

The Illusion
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 2

The Craving
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 3

The Window
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 4

The Missing Branch
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 5

The Body
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 6

The Battle of Bulwark
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 7

The Darkness
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 8

Paranormal Thriller
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Published: January 2018

Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He's troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in his life. Clay has to admit that the fantastical stories, told by an accident victim as well as unusual sightings of wolves, things are getting a bit strange. A visit to the ominous Gingerbread House makes him realize that his life as he knows it will never be the same.

About the Author

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Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology.  Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Blog Tour: Water Viper by RJ Blain #blogtour #paranormal #urbanfantasy #fantasy #giveaway #interview @RABTBookTours @SneakyBookLady

Jesse Alexander, #1
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Date Published: May 11, 2017

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During Starfall, magic flooded the Earth and destroyed most technology while humans developed strange new powers. As the scion of a male-dominated clan, Jesse should have risen to become a hero.

One disastrous choice ruins her hopes for the future.

To forget about her life as an assassin, she heads to the dying coasts of Florida. Unfortunately, a chance encounter with a Starfall stone and the Siberian tiger shifter after it thrusts her into the limelight. Escaping Nate’s sights is only the beginning of her woes.

When two dangerous Starfall stones are stolen, it’s up to Jesse to recover them. Should she fail, she’ll only be the first to succumb to the rogue stones’ powers.

Interview with RJ Blain

Thank you for having me! I’m glad to be here, and I look forward to the interview.

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

 As a somewhat amusing side note, this is one of the questions I almost always dread in an interview, especially for this book. Yes, there is a message I want readers to grasp in this one. In many of them, the message is to just let loose and have fun. Mostly. (I always have things slid in in every book, if a reader wants to go look for it.)

But in the Jesse Alexander series, the message is about the perception of family and a woman’s journey to discovering that family is more than blood, and sometimes, the family we need is the one we aren’t born into—and that they are often more valuable than blood ties.

And that’s kind of a hard message, because most people, at a core, want those blood ties to truly matter.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Visualization, truth be told. I have a medical condition called aphantasia, which means I do not have any ability to ‘imagine’ anything in my head. (It is a dark, silent place. When I close my eyes, that’s it. Just dark silence. Pretty peaceful, actually.) I think in words, so it can be sometimes very difficult to try to figure out which words will make other people visualize something.

I (somehow?!) manage to pull this off, but it’s still an utterly foreign concept to me that people envision things in their heads! I really thought it was a figure of speech for most of my life. It turns out there’s a significant neuropathy issue in my brain, so visual recollection and imagination (and all other senses, including touch and taste and smell) aren’t recollected and can’t be imagined.

Yeah, it’s as weird as it sounds. I mean, I knew I was weird all along, but now I know part of the reason why I’m weird.

Aphantasia is considered a brain disorder/malfunction, so essentially. I’m defective. I don’t mind, though. I think in words, so writing is right up my alley. 

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

 I lost count. I spend most days of the week writing, and I just stopped bothering to count at some point. Picking a favorite is hard, but I think I have to go with Double Trouble: a Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count.) It releases in late November 2019. It has unicorns. Multiple unicorns.

I am known to have an unreasonable love of unicorns.

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

 This is a good question, as I don’t watch movies as a general rule. So, my awareness of actors and actresses is very limited. But for one of my male leads, somewhere, in one of my books, I would pick Chris Pratt because I love dinosaurs. (Yeah, I never said I was normal…)

When did you begin writing?

Realistically, sometime after high school. I dabbled in high school, but I wasn’t even literate until 4th grade. (Yes, I somehow navigated through the public education system essentially functionally illiterate until 4th grade.) A teacher figured me out, though, and gave me my first science fiction/fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time.

I was reading college level by the end of 4th grade. Ironically, in 6th grade, I was registered to be with the special needs kids because of mental developmental delays… after acing the standardized testing in several fields. Yeah, the school system when I grew up was a mess.

My mother demanded an IQ test.

I scored genius. They discovered my problem: I was bored.

I was returned to normal classes with a caveat: I was allowed to read books in the back of the class following the reading/question sessions, as I processed information too quickly.

Later in life, I learned this was actually a consequence of having aphantasia. I work with words exceptionally well, and can process them very quickly, so written lessons were my jam, as what I read would often stick. Lectures, however, were the reason I couldn’t successfully navigate through college.

I couldn’t remember the lectures, and I couldn’t write fast enough to take the notes.

I became an author instead of a biomedical engineer. Go figure.

I took being completely incapable of doing college to realize I could make writing work. But it took over 15 years of studying and learning before I was able to write a somewhat decent book.

I’m still working on it.

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 I’d say about six years. It’s terrible. It lives on my shelf of shame never to see the light of day. Approximately seven rewrites later, it became Storm Without End. I released The Eye of God first, but I have many regrets on that score. (I could do better. The rest of that poor sad series will be better. Once I get to it. I’m hoping I can finish The Fall of Erelith and Requiem for the Rift King in 2021 and 2022.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

Mercedes Lackey and Madeline L’Engle. Lackey taught me books could be fun, that it was okay to write about horses, and that anything was fair game to write. L’Engle taught me books were fun to read.

Nowadays, I idolize Faith Hunter and Ilona Andrews. (My bookshelf beside my desk is loaded with their works, and they’re all my preciouses, all signed.)

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Honestly, I love everything except implementing my editors’ notes. That part sucks. Everything else just makes me happy. And I don’t really hate the editorial phase, it’s just stressful because that’s when I try to make the crap shine. The writing is easy. The polishing? That’s hard.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Thar be unicorns here. (Double Trouble, Nov 2019) 

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

As a matter of fact, yes. I can. Here is the first paragraph of Steel Heart, Water Viper’s sequel, which releases on Christmas 2019. Personally, I think this paragraph fits Jesse perfectly. At the time this was posted, my editor hadn’t gotten to it yet. Shhh. I won’t tell if you don’t.

Why did so many of my problems begin in a bar? I sipped my beer from the corner, kept my back to the wall, and admired the brawl in full swing. Four broken tables, seven stools, and eight chairs littered the floor along with copious amounts of blood and beer, none of which belonged to me for a change.

About the Author

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Release Blitz: A Company of Monsters by Shami Stovall #fantasy #promo #releaseday #giveaway @RABTBookTours @GameOverStation

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Date Published: 11/19/19
Publisher: Capital Station Books

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A secret war of sorcerers threatens to tear the world apart.

The year is 1917, and the Russian Empire is on verge of collapse.

Florence Cavell—codename Geist—takes her special forces team of sorcerers into allied territory in an effort to hunt down spies and keep the Russian royals alive. If the Russian Empire falls, the Germans and Austro-Hungarians will turn their full attention to France and Britain. That can't be allowed to happen.

Unfortunately for Geist, the enemy has sent the Eyes of the Kaiser, specialists who hunt and destroy sorcerers. And they came prepared to eliminate not only the Russian royalty, but the Ethereal Squadron as well.

Praise for Ethereal Squadron:
"In tense, precise prose that skillfully conveys detailed descriptions, Stovall delivers this engrossing story of fantasy adventure with utmost precision. The Ethereal Squadron's riveting fantasy world will fuel readers' imaginations and leave them crave for the next book in the sequel."
- The Prairies Book Review


Blick turned to Geist with a coy smile. “The grand duchess wants to see you alone? You’re a real charmer.”

            She shook her head. “Now isn’t the time for games.”

            “I bet the duchess asks you for a dance.”

            “For both our sakes, I hope she doesn’t,” Geist quipped.

            Battery turned to her, his brows knitted together. “Wait, you don’t know how to dance?”

            Everyone in the room stopped what they were doing and stared. The collective silence bothered Geist more than the question. Of course she knew how to dance! It had been one of the many lessons taught to her by tutors from all around the world. That wasn’t the problem.

            “I’m sure the grand duchess will want a man to dance with her,” Geist drawled. “I was taught the steps for a woman. You can see how this will go poorly.”

            “Oh,” Battery muttered. “I hadn’t thought of that.” He tapped his chin for a moment before smiling. Then he stood and held out his hand. “Well, it should be a simple task to teach you the opposite steps. I can help.”

            Tempted by his offer, Geist got to her feet, though her whole body felt cold and distant. She didn’t want to risk exposing herself for some recognition from the tsar. She just wanted to complete the operation and leave.

            Battery kept his hand out, but Vergess pushed it aside. He stepped in front of Geist and held out his hands.

            “I’ll do it,” he stated.

            Of the two options, Geist preferred Vergess’s instruction. Then again, she didn’t want to learn how to dance in front of her squad. Stumbling around like a drunkard wasn’t high on her list of team bonding.

            Geist hesitantly placed her hands on top of Vergess’s. He turned them around. “You hold the woman’s hands,” he said. “You control what’s going on.” Then he nudged her, as if urging her to start the dance.

            The others got out of their seats, moved the furniture to the edge of the room, and then leaned against the wall. They watched with amused half-smiles—even Defiant, who squinted the entire time. It was enough to twist Geist’s stomach into knots.

            Please, God. What have I done to deserve this?

            She started with a few slow steps. Vergess urged Geist to go faster, even though they had no music to work with.

            Which meant everything happened in painful silence.

            While Geist enjoyed her close proximity to Vergess—especially since no one could complain—she couldn’t enjoy a second of the event. She stutter-stepped around, hesitated for a few seconds, and pulled Vergess along by the hands, knowing full well she looked like a childish amateur. I’m such a fool, she thought, unable to look Vergess in the eye for fear of ridicule and mockery. Why am I even doing this?

            For the past few years, she had trained, killed, and fought in a bloody war, yet the thought of playing the man in a ballroom dance was the thing that crippled her confidence. She had no idea what she was supposed to do, and half the time she continued to slip back into the role of the woman, secretly hoping Vergess would just take over so she could be done with the “lesson.”

            “Relax,” Vergess whispered.

            So damn easy to say.

            And it didn’t make things better that the others were muttering amongst themselves.

            Then Blick snorted. “You’re terrible.”

            Geist ripped her hands away from Vergess and turned away. “Yes. I agree. We should stop this.”

            “What?” Blick said. “We don’t want to risk offending the tsar and his family, remember?”

            Victory wheeled on his younger brother, a scowl that could wilt plants. Blick chortled, in no way intimidated.

            “You should practice,” Vergess said. “Just try again.”

            “Why don’t you try explaining what she’s doing wrong?” Dreamer interjected.

            “She can learn by doing.”

            “A proper teacher uses every tool to teach a student.”

            “Yes, well, perhaps explaining the dance isn’t my forte,” Vergess barked. “Why don’t you tell her?”

            Dreamer shook his head. “I don’t know how to dance. That wasn’t a skill taught to eunuchs.”

            “Then perhaps you shouldn’t offer advice on matters you know nothing of.”

            The odd argument got the others tense. Vergess and Dreamer stared for a long moment, but after exhaling, both men turned away. Vergess returned his attention to Geist and held out his hand, ready to practice again.

            “Why don’t I try?” Victory said.

He walked around his chair, one arm still in a sling, but he held himself like only a gentleman could. Then he offered his good hand and smiled.

            With his aristocratic upbringing, Geist figured Victory would know best. She exhaled and took his hand. The look Vergess gave her when she passed—it was fleeting—was like he wanted to object, but couldn’t.

            “You don’t need to worry about the grand duchess discovering your secret,” Victory said. “She won’t have her hands all over you. That’s improper.” He motioned to his hip. “You place your hand here. She will place a hand on your shoulder. And while you may come together in the dance, I doubt she will notice anything through the layers of formal clothing.”

            “Th-thanks,” Geist muttered. The simple explanation did put her at ease.

            Victory continued, “The key to leading a dance is to control everything from your torso—the core momentum coming from your center of gravity. The woman may be holding one of your hands, but she’ll feel the way you shift from your torso first.”

            When Victory swayed side to side, Geist felt the movement. It dawned on her then, like someone pulling back the curtains to reveal the truth. Dancing did come from the torso. Why had she been trying to pull Vergess by the hands? It seemed so foolish now.

            “You try,” Victory said.

            Although she still felt ridiculous, Geist attempted to lead Victory around the room. To her surprise, he began humming. Although she had never considered his voice soothing or lyrical, the pleasant melody he provided for their faux dance reminded her of a quiet evening in London she once shared with her mother and younger brother, Dietrich. It made it easy to keep pace and focus on the footwork. Much easier than silence.

            The others whispered among themselves, but Geist didn’t feel as ridiculous as before. At least I’m actually dancing.

            Halfway around the room, Geist stared up at Victory, closer than she had ever been with him before. He had a slight scar over his right eye—one that altered the way his eyebrow grew and affected his eyelashes. He had gotten the scar when they fought the German U-boat. A decision Geist had made. During the fight, a piece of glass had dug its way into his face, and Cross didn’t get a chance to heal Victory until weeks later.

            Then Geist glanced down at Victory’s arm resting in the sling.

            That was my fault, too.

            Victory paused his humming to say, “And if the lady makes a misstep, you apologize.”

            “Really?” Geist asked as she returned her attention to him.

            “Of course. As the gentleman, and the lead, you take responsibility for all mistakes. Always.”

            Shaken by Victory’s words, and the scars on his body—all due to her mistakes—Geist continued to keep his gaze. It took her a moment, even while they danced, to whisper, “I’m sorry, Victory.”

            She didn’t say anything else, but the look Victory offered in reply told her everything. He knew what she meant.

            Instead of saying something cutting or hurtful, he gave her smile. “A gracious lady will always accept the apology. Everyone makes mistakes.”

About the Author

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Shami Stovall grew up in California’s central valley with a single mother and little brother. Despite no one in her family earning a degree higher than a GED, she put herself through college (earning a BA in History), and then continued on to law school where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.

As a child, Stovall’s favorite novel was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. The adventure on a deserted island opened her mind to ideas and realities she had never given thought before—and it was at that moment Stovall realized story telling (specifically fiction) became her passion. Anything that told a story, be it a movie, book, video game or comic, she had to experience. Now, as a professor and author, Stovall wants to add her voice to the myriad of stories in the world and she hopes you enjoy.

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Release Blitz: Light of Distant Suns by Lauren C. Sergeant #youngadult #yafantasy #newrelease #promo @LaurenCSergeant #intensepub

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Children of the Glaring Dawn, Book 1
Young Adult Fantasy
Published Date: November 19, 2019
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

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Ihva is horrified to find out she might be the most dreaded individual in all of Gant, but before she can discover the truth, she is whisked away on a rescue mission. Prince Jasper’s fiancee has gone missing. As they chase his betrothed all over the continent, Jasper is hiding secrets of his own, and he’s willing to risk his life to keep them. Is Ihva the feared harbinger of the world’s doom? Will Jasper find a way to save his bride and his kingdom? Only time will tell the answers, and then it might be too late.

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Lauren C. Sergeant is a poet, a founding contributor for the Auburn-Opelika Moms Blog, a writer, and the author of Light of Distant Suns, the first book in the Children of the Glaring Dawn series. Her writing career began in junior high with composing poetry, and by age 26, she started on her first novel. She has always had a passion for fiction as a means of both escape and reconnection to the world around her. Her fascination with world customs, her deep interest in personal relationships, the plethora of spellbinding stories she has read and watched, and her enthusiasm for the fantasy genre combine in wondrous ways in her engaging debut novel. Shaped by these influences, she creates compelling cultures and fascinating, relatable characters in lush imaginary realms.
In her spare time, when she is not writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a good book, whether it be fantasy, history, physics, or calculus. She lives in Opelika, Alabama with her beloved husband and dear son, though she grew up in Southern California and never imagined calling the American South home.

It seems the unanticipated things in life are sometimes the most delightful, though.

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Release Blitz: Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus by Gary Bowen #promo #christian #nonfiction #religious #releaseday @RABTBookTours @Bookwriting1 @GaryBowenAuthor

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Non-fiction, Historical, Religious, Christian
Date Published: November 19th, 2019

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Who was Fray (“Friar”) Servando Teresa de Mier? What did he do and what did he write? Fray Mier born 1763 in Monterrey, Mexico, died 1827 as a guest in Mexico’s Presidential Palace. He came to be the most popular man in Mexico. Two centuries later Fray Mier is unknown even in his native Mexico. Why and how did this happen? The life and writings of Fray Mier is a “Mier Paradox” described in Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus: Unfamiliar Origins and Insights. Dr. Mier’s writings give Unfamiliar Origins and Insights to the history of Mexico before and after Columbus. Mier writing: “And, who does not know of the blasphemies of the incredulous against the Christian religion, whose Divinity, they say, was testing them for sixteen centuries, up to crushing their bones, with its expansion into all the world by only twelve men, and with the universality of the Church; and in the end a New World was discovered where nothing was known of it? It is false. Throughout America, monuments and vestige evidences of Christianity were found, according to the unanimous testimony of the missionaries.”


Those early Catholic missionaries were the source of Fray Mier’s research and writings. Mier wrote his “Farewell Letter to the Mexicans,” 1820, while incarcerated in San Juan de UllĂșa Fort. Mier’s “Farewell Letter. . .,” has this closing mandate: “My fellow countrymen stop howling and instruct yourselves. . . The Deists themselves today confess that the ancient preaching of the Gospel in America is beyond doubt.”  Pursuant to Fray Mier’s mandate to his Mexican countrymen, we too must instruct ourselves on those early Catholic missionaries’ writings, which give historical authenticity to the ancient preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Americas.

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Gary Bowen earned degrees in Economics and an MBA from the University of Utah. His career began in egg marketing, when hired by Jon M. Huntsman Sr.. His experiences included agricultural wholesale marketing and financial consulting.  He was a Utah State Division Director and a Securities Examiner.

Gary’s studies began in 1962-64 as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary to West Mexico, where he learned Spanish and Mexican culture. In 1964, he married Herlinda Briones-Vega, who introduced him to Mexico’s hidden history.  Reading Spanish history books, having coincidental meetings over decades with a member of Mexico’s Congress and Mexican Jesuit Priests, Gary came to know a history of Mexico that other than Herlinda and Mexican Catholic Priests is largely unknown. Gary likens his historical research to the idealistic dreams of Don Quixote of La Mancha for a better world.

Gary and Herlinda are parents of 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and one g-grandchild. In 2017, Gary was elected to the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council, which keeps him very involved in community activities in Salt Lake County, Utah.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Blog Tour: The Conman by Mike Murphey #blogtour #interview #fiction #sports #giveaway @RABTBookTours

Sports Fiction (Baseball)
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Date Published: November 11, 2019

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Conor Nash has lived his life with a single purpose—to pitch in the Major Leagues. He’s been released from professional baseball contracts ten times over a sixteen-year career, but he’s overcome every obstacle to finally reach The Show when he’s a decade too old.

As he faces the specter of injury-forced retirement, he becomes a man neither he nor his wife recognizes. During his career, Conor avoided the trap of alcohol and drugs because his drug was baseball. And what can an addict do when he realizes he will never get that high again?

Conor climbs treacherous Camelback Mountain, drinks a bottle of Champagne, recalls people and events, and seeks an answer. Who is Conor Nash if he can’t pitch?

The Conman is based on the Life of Keith Comstock. Keith pitched professionally for sixteen years, including Major League time with The Seattle Mariners, the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants and the Minnesota Twins. Following his retirement in 1992, Keith has held minor league coaching and managing positions with several organizations.  For the past decade he has served as the rehabilitation instructor for the Texas Rangers.

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Is there a message in your novel you want people to grasp?
                One of the themes running through The Conman is the price to paid for single-minded purpose. And there is a price in terms of friends and family. I wanted to write a book that would entertain baseball fans and take a look at the struggle so many professional players go through just to get to the cusp of the Major Leagues.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
                Everything about writing is challenging. I feel like I’ve worked hard to learn the craft of fiction, but none of it comes easily. It’s difficult to grind something out on days when you don’t feel very inspired, but you have to do it. You must set a schedule for your writing—a minimum number of words for five days a week, say—and maintain it no matter what.
How many books have you written, and which is your favorite?
                I am working on my sixth book. Each is a labor of love and I feel a paternalistic pride in all of them. I want them to succeed, but writing, like baseball, has much to do with failure. I think, though, that my first published book, Section RoadsThe Conman is my second published work—will always be closest to my heart because its based on the time and place where I grew up and borrows from the lives and loves of several childhood friends.
                If you had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
                The Conman is based on a true story, the 16-year professional pitching career of my friend Keith Comstock. The main character, Conor Nash, climbs a mountain and drinks a bottle of champagne as he reflects back on his career and struggles with questions about the future.  I’d like to see Billy Bob Thornton play the senior Conor Nash because Keith knows Billy Bob, and Billy Bob is a baseball guy. He loves the game. Casting the younger Conor Nash would be difficult because he’d have to be left-handed, athletic, and know enough about pitching to be convincing in the role.
When did you begin writing?
                I was a newspaper reporter and editor for almost thirty years. I have always been an avid reader, but when I wrote news stories for a living, I didn’t have time to do much writing for myself. All I could manage were a few short stories. I was convinced I didn’t have the genetic makeup to write a novel. The summer after I turned sixty, I took an idea that had been percolating in my head for probably twenty years—a sci-fi time travel story. I decided I would sit at my computer and force myself to write 500 words a day. From that, my first novel emerged, but I didn’t know much about the craft of writing fiction, so it wasn’t very good. And that spurred me to go to writers’ conferences and read some books to try and master the craft.
Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
                First and foremost, Mark Twain.  A New Mexico writer named Richard Bradford had a huge influence on me wanting to become a novelist. My style role models are Tom Robbins, Douglas Adams and Christopher Moore.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
                The satisfaction of reading through a final draft and knowing in your heart that it’s good.
Describe your latest book in four words.
                The beauty of baseball
Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
                My current project is a non-fiction book called The Trio. It’s about The Chad Mitchell Trio and the 60’s era of folk music. Chad Mitchell and Mike Kobluk, the two surviving members of The Trio, have spent many hours with me in interviews and research. I’ve also spent a couple of years listening to the music I grew up with in the 60’s and still love. They have a very entertaining and powerful story to tell. The are two guys who haven’t particularly liked each other much for many years but keep getting thrown together by fate on the same stage. And when together, they’ve been at their best professionally.
                I also have a three-book humorous sci-fi time travel series that I think is finally ready and I hope to get those books on the market over the next eighteen or twenty-four months.

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Mike Murphey is a native of eastern New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Following his retirement from the newspaper business, he and his wife Nancy entered in a seventeen-year partnership with the late Dave Henderson, all-star centerfielder for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. Their company produced the A’s and Mariners adult baseball Fantasy Camps. They also have a partnership with the Roy Hobbs adult baseball organization in Fort Myers, Florida. Mike loves fiction, cats, baseball and sailing. He splits his time between Spokane, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona, where he enjoys life as a writer and old-man baseball player.

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