Review!

My sweet cousin made a review of The Metanoia Phases; The Change of Heart.

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Author Interview!

My first author interview is made possible by Tayler Macneill, a co-writer… She’s having that same dream as we all do, about making it as a writer. She risked everything and took a leap of faith, trusting herself!

I asked her ten questions which she gladly answered;

  • 1: What process did you go through to get your book published?
  • *I don’t think I really have a process. I edited my manuscript to the best of my ability then created a cover letter and synopsis. Now a days most publishers except online submissions, so it wasn’t a hard process. I had a few contract offers 2 and a half months later.
  • 2: Did you make any marketing mistakes or is there anything you would avoid in future?
  • *My only marketing mistake so far is starting off with the lack of knowledge about marketing, It’s something I learn about daily.
  • 3: What’s the title of your most recent book?
  • * The Darkest Side of the Moon.
  • 4: How did you come up with the title of your book?
  • *It literally was on the tip of my tongue as I wrote the book.
  • 5: Tell me about the main character(s).
  • *I have quite a few main characters, because of the style of book I required more than one. Everyone has apart they play in the story and they work off each other. Charlie is the one that brings them all together, she is strong and loves life. She has been best friends with Julie for 7 years, they love the life they live and the city they reside in. Jack is Julies friend from highschool and is also Charlie’s psychiatrist, he is very open minded and extremly smart. Charlie loves to write and walk her dog through the city park, Bruno her dog, loves it too. Julie is a teacher, she loves children and an artist on the side. There are other main characters but I want to keep them to my self for now, you can meet them when you read the story.
  • 6: What would the main character in your book have to say about you?
  • *Charlie would probably say I have a great mind and good taste in character. She would find me to be someone who enjoys the same type of stuff she does. Julie would                      find me    smart and someone who is kind. Her and I would have great conversations. Jack being a pshyciatrist would probably tell me I am a little nuts, that I should live a bit more and write alot less. He would also tell you that I have a great head on my shoulders. HAHAHA !
  • 7: How does your book relate to your spiritual practice or other life path?
  • *It doesn’t relate to it at all.
  • 8: What do your plans for future projects include?
  • *I’m in the midst of writing a psychological horror, it’s almost done. I’m hoping it will be out before summer. I’m also in the process of a sequel for The Darkest Side of the Moon, an action thriller, a crime thriller and a horror mystery.
  • 9: What advice would you give to your younger self?
  • *Believe in yourself, you can do anything you put your mind too.
  • 10: Do you hear from your readers much?
  • *So far I have only let pre-reviewers read my book,  they enjoyed the book and left wonderful reviews on my author page.

 

Wanna know more about Taylor and her books, check out her links below;

https://www.facebook.com/TaylerMacneill-Author-328816050931841/

https://authortaylermacneill.wordpress.com

Her book The Darkest Side of the Moon is outout April 30th.

Take a peak of what’s it’s about.

Charlie is a twenty-seven year old woman from British Columbia, who has been going to her psychiatrist for almost a decade for the voices she hears. Telling him stuff no one would ever believe, what if the crazy secrets you told your psyciatrist were actually true and he actually believed you?

The world she lives in is in extreme turmoil, filled with murder, chaos and missing people. No one knows whats happening, or how to stop it. Weird things keep happening leaving the police clueless and feeling useless. Her best friend, Julie and her psychiatrist Jack, have been friends for a long time. Both of them believe there is more then meets the eye when it comes to what is happening to Charlie. Jack inserts himself into Charlie’s everyday life to see if he can figure out what is happening at the time when Charlie hears the voices. Finding more then he ever could have imagined, as their lives get turned upside down. It may have started with voices but now there are shape shifters walking among them and no one is the wiser except them.

If society was in danger, and you were the only one who could help them, would you? Charlie would! How do you save the world from something no one can see? Who do you trust to have your back, what if they couldn’t see what you see would they believe you? A story about love and trust, fighting a battle of the unknown trying to save humanity and most of all their selves. Who would trust to have your back? Who are they and what do they want ? Charlie needs to know, and won’t stop till she gets answers. How come no one can see these creatures but them? That’s a secret 🙂 What if your world suddenly went dark?Would it slow you down?

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it…

 

I wanna thank Taylor for visiting my blog, borrowing me some of her time.

Check out her book!

 

Maria

Inspiration.

Who is your inspiring author?

The world is filled with amazing writers and authors. Each with their own voice and world. My most inspired author is the incredible and talented L. J. Smith. Her stories, voice and pace, basically everything is great about her and her writing.

My writing voice and descriptive writing is deeply inspired by her.

L. J. and Show and Tell are the most valuable items in my progress. Getting my own voice and descriptive abilities have changed my sight on the writing world; changing the way I write and see my stories played out.

So who inspired you to become a writer, who helped you with your voice. Honor and be grateful toward those who push you further. Be grateful every day of your life.

Top 15 Writer’s PLaylist.

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As a writer my daily progress is pushed along by amazing tunes; my Writer’s Playlist changes alot and often, – but, there’s a few picks that always ends up on the same list. Here’s my idea on a Writer’s Playlist; with a few mixed ideas for an amazing writing experience.

My Top 15;

  • 1: The Lion and The Lamb – Big Daddy Weave.
  • 2: Be Enthroned – Jeremy Riddle.
  • 3: No Longer Slaves – Jonathan David & Melissa Helser.
  • 4: 1 Hour of Dark Piano Dark Piano for Dark Thoughts, (from youtube).
  • 5: Praises – Josh Baldwin.
  • 6: Cozy Morning, A Winter Chill Mix, (from youtube).
  • 7: Ciara – Paint It Black.
  • 8: Bedroom Hymns – Florence & The Machine.
  • 9: Glass Heart – Sam Tinnesz.
  • 10: Somewhere in Paris – James Mullaly.
  • 11: Bloody City – Sam Tinnesz.
  • 12: Wolves – Sam Tinnesz.
  • 13: Amen Omen – Ben Harper.
  • 14: Provider – Urban Rescue.
  • 15: Legends Are Made – Sam Tinnesz.

A perfect mixed list with dark music, calm, relaxing and simply wonderful melodies to expand your creativity. So, if your in doubt about a new song of mix to your Writer’s Playlist, here’s a few ideas.

To me music and a perfect soundtrack, is an amazing energy and idea source, with the right song an explosion of ideas will flood to my mind, a perfect match with wonderful melodies and typed words creates amazing things.

Writer’s Soundtrack. 

Maria

The Metanoia Phases.

Maria lived her life in harmony and peace, as Serendia’s princess. She had always known about her abilities and how to control them, but all that changed in the blink of an eye.

The tingling sensation appeared, spreading like wildfire within me. I was on fire, every inch of me was instantly burning. I wanted to crawl out of my body, just ripping off my skin to relief the burning….

That’s how it all began, my former life was completely changed, I was slipping away from the person I used to be. The people I was supposed to trust and love the most, betrayed me. Who can you trust, when all they told you was a lie. The darkness was crawling inside my body because of what they did…

Betrayal and confusion was now a part of her life, everything slowly began to tremble underneath her as she discovered the truth. Her mind was a wreck, so was her heart.

Ancient abilities…. Love triangles…. Terrifying darkness….

Who can help her now?