Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Welcome to my Coffin Hop Stop
Thank you for stopping by I am a writer of Erotic Romance whose first Paranormal Romance is due out 11-11-11 (I just love that date)
Alright here are my top 5 horror Movies that scarred me for life. (seriously)
I know really, yes I laughed but when the Spider was in the popcorn I left the theater,
And they broke the Cardinal Rule of Horror films they killed someone under the Blanket. Even Jason didn't take on the Blanket.
When a Stranger Calls.
What isn't scary about a demonic child out to kill everyone?
Anyone who doesn't get a little creeped out in the ocean didn't see this, or like me didn't see it then fall a sleep on a water bed to be woken up screaming by a Cat jumping on the bed.
And the Number 1 is also one of my favorite, though one of the worst book adaptations ever!!!!!!!
Need I say more.
Honorable Mention: I would have put Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs on this list but the movies didn't scare me but the Books scared the crap out of me.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Nopeming Shores was the first book I've ever co-authored. One of my author friends asked how I managed to do it with my Type A personality. I'll tell you.
Around the holidays last year, Andrew and I exchanged some emails about the story arc. Since I normally write erotic romances, scorching hot wouldn't fly because he's a primary grade school teacher. In fact, the book couldn't have graphic sex or language in it and still carry his name.
I wanted to overcome this obstacle and allow Andrew the opportunity to take credit for his work. I went back to thinking about the plot and retooling my writing style to suit his needs. I solicited a laundry list of g-rated swear words and phrases I could use instead of the F-bomb and other choice epithets military guys would use. I started imagining a love scene without sweat and hot dialog. My muse was scratching her head, wondering how this was all going to play out. I was, too.
In January, I'd sent a detailed outline of the book and it met his stamp of approval. I had a green light to begin writing. We spoke for the first time shortly after that. And in case you're wondering, he does sound like a redneck. *toothy grin*
I always figured he wrote poetry as himself, based on the emotion he was feeling at the moment. I wondered how he'd do "becoming Gabe." I didn't have to worry. I was amazed at his insights about Gabe's character, and pleased with his ideas about the emotions and behaviors of Lily and Shane Keefe, too. He totally "got" the romance – another surprise since he isn't a romance author. His ideas and insights made me swoon a few times. I tell ya, being married to a poet would be something. His wife is one lucky woman.
But I digress . . . .
Two books scooted in ahead of Nopeming Shores, and I didn't get to writing the story seriously until May. We had to finish by mid-August because of Andrew's work schedule. The exchanges went smoothly. I sent the book every time I needed a poem, Andrew would return it, and I'd write any transitions for the scene.
My muse had enjoyed drawing out all the evocative scenes, but every now and then, I was poised to write an honest to god swear word. I wanted to draw way more imagery into the love scenes. I resisted. My fingers stalled on the keyboard.
My muse chanted, "Write it, write it, write it."
Andrew cried, "Foul!"
In the end, I met the challenge. When I finished the scene I'd feared writing for weeks, Andrew wrote back, "Bravissima. Don't change a thing."
Then the book went through editing, and I was asked to lengthen the love scene. I broke out in a sweat and tried not to think about how to make that work with the entire book finished. And I need Andrew's approval on a tight deadline (did I mention he's a busy guy?).
I originally thought I'd lengthen the scene by sharing Lily's point of view since that isn't given. When I got there, I realized this is all about Gabe and the only thing to do is make the scene more vibrant. I ended up closing my eyes to write it. The images were playing out in my mind, and the words on the screen were getting in the way. My muse didn't play hardball.
Andrew said, "It's perfect."
Please enjoy an excerpt from our new book.
An IED snuffed out Gabe Holliway's life, but couldn't destroy his love. Using his unique gift, Gabe struggles to help his young wife, Lily, rebuild her shattered future.
But when Gabe's ghost reaches out to her, Lily fears she's lost her last hold on sanity. Can she trust what she discovers and what her heart says? When she sees Gabe face-to-face, can she believe her eyes?
When love transcends death, the answers are found in Nopeming Shores.
"Margie Church grabs her reader's heartstrings early and doesn't let go while she depicts Lily's conflicted battle to hold on to and let go of Gabe at the same time. J. Andrew Lockhart's beautifully stark poetry plays a magnificent counterpoint to this story of love beyond death. Heartbreaking and yet life-affirming, and if you somehow make it through the rest of the story without tears, have a box of tissues on hand for the final scene at the titular lake. If you buy only one book this year, make it Nopeming Shores."
Buy Nopeming Shores now: https://www.nobleromance.com/Books/335/Nopeming-Shores
About Margie: I'm a full-time writer with 10 romance novels and a children's book on the market. I live in Minnesota with my husband and two sons. Yes, I love the snow. Follow my blog to keep up with me: http://blog.romancewithsass.com/.
About Andrew: He specializes in Japanese style poetry and has been writing poetry and short stories for over 30 years. Andrew was once an attorney, and is now an elementary music teacher. He lives in Van Buren, Arkansas, is married, and has four children. Tangled in Wisteria, his first solo collection of poetry, was published in 2007.
Visit http://jamesalockhart.blogspot.com/ to read some of his newest writings.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
October Last Year
Do you ever do that thing where you stop and wonder…what was I doing this time last year?
I probably do this quite often because I’m one of those people sort of addicted to remembering my milestones both good and bad.
Unfortunately, this time last year was a rough time for me. I’d just undergone my first mammogram and had received scary news that “they found something”. The same day I’d attended this traumatic event, they’d performed a needle biopsy and I went through all of this alone and feeling quite exposed.
In the end, the results were good and I hope they continue to stay that way from here on out, but it was a scary fall season for me which had nothing to do with Halloween, ghosts, goblins or demons.
But something kind of fun happened after this event, I came up with a new charity called “Books for Boobs” and this was an event that helped me raise several hundred dollars (matched by my husband’s employer) for Breast Cancer Research.
This year I’m going to do the same event and I’m going to host it through my Between the Scenes: Authors Helping Others charity blog located here:
Some of you may recall that I held a Tornado relief fundraiser here earlier this year that was a huge success and helped out a lot of folks down here in the storm ravaged southeast. I thank you for that.
But this charity is different. This time, I auction off, via E-bay tons of books that are put together in groups. Typically between 9 and 12 books per lot. Some are autographed collectibles, most all are brand new and never read, and a few are gently used. This allows me to clean out my enormous collection of books that are weighing down my office and to help raise money for a worthy cause—our boob health!
I’ll begin listing the books for sale on E-bay next Monday (October 17th) and more details will be available on my charity blog at that time. I hope you’ll make a note to check out the lots and bid. And if you’re an author and would like to donate a book for the cause, please contact me for more details.
But this week, I’d like to ask each of you…what were you doing last October? Was it a good time, a bad time or were you simply keeping your head above water?
In my book, Courting Demons, if Paisley makes it to October it will be a miracle!
Thanks for hosting today, Dominique. Hope everyone has a wonderful, spookily delightful October 2011!
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” --Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: http://www.kerrinelson.com/
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