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Jeff Wheeler | Q&A: KNIGHT’S RANSOM
Author Guest / January 25, 2021

What are you currently reading? What TV shows and movies are you watching? Any great podcasts to recommend? I’ve been reading Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg (a friend of mine and fellow board member of Deep Magic e-zine) which has been rocking the bestseller charts, and The Return by Nicholas Sparks. I’m a fan of Sparks’ book A Walk to Remember (and the movie) and wanted to give something else of his a try. My kids have me hooked on Avatar the Last Airbender, which we watch as a family, but I’m a huge Star Wars fan so The Mandalorian has been my go-to series. While we all wait for Season 3, I’m eager to continue season 2 of The Chosen. I’ve not been listening to podcasts this year—my writing schedule has been pretty intense. But Covid did introduce me to an amazing father-daughter musical duo Mat and Savanna Shaw who now have two albums they launched this year. Something really good has come out of quarantine, and that is the musical talents of these two, which started off as a duet of The Prayer and went viral. How are you spending your day in quarantine? Cooking, exercising, reading/writing? When Covid…

Susan Lews | 20 Questions: FORGIVE ME
Author Guest / January 25, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? FORGIVE ME 2–What is it about? Restorative justice and the very great challenges of forgiveness. 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  I have a fictitious coastal town that I use for many books – I love being there as it feels like home. 4–How did your main character(s) surprise you?  Through anger, courage, and an extraordinary level of forgiveness. 5–Why will readers relate to your characters?  Anyone who’s ever felt fear, experienced crime, insecurity, or love will feel a bond with one or two or more of the characters. 6–What was one of your biggest challenges while writing this book (spoiler-free, of course!)?  The medical research. 7–Do you look forward to or do you dread the revision process?  Always dread it – but the book invariably improves for it.  8–What’s your favorite snack to have on hand while writing?  No snacks, just coffee early in the day and tea in the afternoon.  In the evening, a glass of wine and some olives as I review the day’s work. 9–Where would you go for an ideal writer’s retreat?  Anywhere that doesn’t involve research or writing – I view a retreat…

Sandra Owens | Author-Reader Match: OPERATION K-9 BROTHERS
Author Guest / January 25, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Sandra Owens! Writes: Hello there! I’m excited to meet my reader matches! I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense with a bit of humor thrown in. OPERATION K-9 BROTHERS is the first book in my new series. Jack Daniels, a.k.a. Whiskey to his SEAL team, has one goal… heal his damaged shoulder and return to his SEAL team. When he gets a middle of the night wrong number phone call from a woman calling him some wickedly amusing names, Jack doesn’t expect the direction of his life to change. His curiosity gets the best of him, and he manages to meet the woman whose voice he can’t get out of his head. Nichole Masters has a puppy in dire need of training, and he just happens to be a military-trained dog handler. His attraction to Nichole is instant, and what better way to spend the two months he’s set as his deadline to heal than with Nichole. When her ex-boyfriend stalks…