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A Conversation with Author Virginia Heath May 29, 2016

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I’m a teacher who writes, also and I admire you for making the transition to full time writing! Here’s hoping I can follow in your footsteps.

Pam Lecky

Today in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Virginia Heath, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into their life as an author.

You are very welcome, Virginia, please introduce yourself:

Virginia HeathI was born just outside of London and still live on the outskirts of the city. I am married to a wonderful man and have a daughter and a son, both in their late teens. For the last decade I have been teaching history to teenagers in a British secondary school. I loved teaching, but in the back of my mind I had always wanted to be a writer. When I hit the age of 46, I realised that if I didn’t do it soon then I probably would never do it at all. So I quit full-time teaching at the start of 2014 and worked part-time. On my days off I wrote. Then…

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Live! In the Link Age 05.28.16 May 28, 2016

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Hey, that’s me! Thanks for the mention, Eric. I enjoyed writing that post and am glad you found it worth reading.

 

Book Blitz: A.D. Trosper May 27, 2016

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I especially enjoyed the review summaries, especially included the not-fans 🙂 Great covers, BTW!

Diane Riggins

Biggest sale on books you may or may not have heard of!

Many have read these, many more have not. Some will share this because they love them, other won’t because they don’t wish to inflict my books on people they care about. On the flip side of that, if you didn’t like them, share this to your enemies! Plenty of opportunity abounds for lovers and haters alike! Here is your chance to spread the love (or torture those you feel are deserving). All of my books are on sale in one way or another, so take advantage of it since I don’t do these often. The sale runs from today, May 27th thru Monday, May 30th

A New Beginning (short prequel) – FREE

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In the War of Fire, death often heralds a new beginning…

Dragons, magic, and war are commonplace for sixteen year old Emallya. Though she longs for…

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Issue #153 : The Lessons We’re Taught May 25, 2016

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I may or may not bear some resemblance to the Samantha in this story 🙂

 

My Post along with Altered State (NC Policy Watch) on Washington Post’s The Answer Sheet May 19, 2016

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I’m a North Carolina teacher, too. Have been for a decade now (I have taught in 3 other states as well). It’s my first non-union state and that’s been quite an eye-opener and heart-breaker. Kudos to you for your thoughtful analysis and willingness to fight. Our future is worth the fight.

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My post concerning how the NC General Assembly has “dismantled” public education in NC was placed on “The Answer Sheet”, run by Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post‘s education reporter. Also included was a bit from Altered States written by the amazing Lindsay Wagner when she was with NC Policy Watch. Currently she is writing for the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. Simply put, she does outstanding work.

Take a look if you can.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/05/18/the-assault-on-public-education-in-north-carolina-just-keeps-on-coming/

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The Worst Thing You Can Do To Us May 17, 2016

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What an ugly situation! I never really thought that this kind of blatant theft of ideas happened and I hate that it happened to you.

 

Book Review: Change of Life by Samantha Bryant

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Thanks so much for the review! It’s always a pleasure to find a reader who “gets” what I’m trying to do.

Kate M. Colby

change of lifeChange of Life (A Menopausal Superhero Novel #2) by Samantha Bryant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I was given a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review may contain minor spoilers.

Change of Life by Samantha Bryant is the sequel to Going Through the Change (you can read my review here). As such, this review of Change of Life will contain spoilers for Going Through the ChangeConsider yourself warned.

Still here? Right, let’s do this.

Change of Life by Samantha Bryant continues the story of our favorite band of menopausal superheroes. In this novel, Jessica (the gravity-defying cancer survivor) and Leonel (the strong “man” formerly known as Linda) are working for the Department, a secret government organization that specializes in finding, training, and sometimes defeating individuals with superhuman abilities, as well as other spy-related missions. Patricia (the…

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How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser May 13, 2016

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This is still on my TBR, but everything I read about it only encourages me to find the time in my reading life for it. Summer break can’t get here too soon!

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How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. NoserInterweaving young romance, survivor guilt, and the supernatural while keeping a firm base of normal, average, US college life, Noser creates a story that provides occult mystery and the travails of love without allowing either to steal the limelight.

Emma Roberts is a responsible student, putting her college essays ahead of partying, volunteering as a tutor, and staying sober; she even puts her education ahead of spending time with Mike, the most handsome frisbee thrower she’s ever seen. But when her sense of responsibility leads her to follow a drunken Mike into the river, she is blamed for his death. Ostracised by former friends and guilt-ridden, she chances across a book of spells left by her former-roommate’s sister, and decides she has nothing to lose. As her ritual reaches its climax, the river gives up the dead – but not the dead man she anticipated.

While this novel is fantasy…

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The Sweet Spot (and a Menopause Novel Giveaway!)

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Thanks for hosting me for this guest post! I hope the winner loves the book!

Friend For The Ride

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A post by speculative fiction writer Samantha Bryant:

Somewhere between age thirty and age forty, I hit this sweet spot. I was old enough to be taken seriously as a professional and a human, and young enough to be taken seriously as a professional and a human. I was past being dismissed as too young to know what I was talking about and still too young to be dismissed as over the hill and past my prime. I had self confidence and energy, at the same time. It’s a rare balance, and it’s all too brief for most women, five or six years long at the most.

As soon as you cross over forty, everyone who wants to compliment you starts telling you look great “for your age” or “you don’t look forty.” Backhanded compliments at best. The people who want to hurt you suggest that “you look tired” or…

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Getting Serial – Guest post by Samantha Bryant May 11, 2016

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Thanks for hosting me today, Elizabeth! I always love the chance to talk writing 🙂

Scribbling In The Storage Room

Samantha Bryant_DigitalI’m excited to have Samantha Bryant in the Storage Room today. Samantha and I have been writer friends for several years now and it has been a joy to watch her hard work and dedication come to fruition. I read sections of the first drafts of her Menopausal Superheroes series and was charmed by her characters from the get-go. Now, book 2 in the series is out! I am so happy for her and not surprised the series has been such a success. Samantha takes the superhero genre and gives it a whole new facet – mid-life women. Well, without any further ado, here’s Samantha.

When I started writing my Menopausal Superheroes series, I had no idea it was a series. I thought I was writing a book. You know, just the one.

But as I wrote, I had too many ideas for one book. Side streets I wanted to…

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