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Interview with Brinda Berry on speaking at writer events

Greetings everybody!

One of the most important thing I've learned about a writer's journey is that it is never over. I am always learning. I am always asking other authors for advice. And as I'll be a guest speaker at a writer event in June, I thought this would be a great time to interview some writers who've had experience at this.
Today's interview is with romance/suspense author Brinda Berry. She lives in the southern US with her two spunky cairn terriers. It's an honour to have Brinda stop by to share her experiences, especially since Brinda has just come back from attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in New Orleans. (So jealous). 

OUT AND ABOUT WITH BRINDA BERRY
D L: Every writer sits on one side of the pre-published stage until they finally get to sit behind the desk as a published author. What, for you was the biggest difference between the two sides?
Brinda: I worked hard in the pre-published stage, but I do believe the intensity increases o…

Interview with author Noelle Clark on speaking at writer events, part 2

Greetings everyone!

Sharing exciting news is always fun and I've got exciting news to share. In a few weeks I will be the guest speaker at a local writer event. You know in the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray's character says, "I'm not a god, I'm  the god." I feel a bit like that. I'm not a guest speaker. I'm the guest speaker. It's an awesome feeling. Anyway, let me tell you a little about the event and what I've got planned.

The Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers is celebrating 20 years of writing with a literary lunch, a writing activity, and myself as guest speaker. My topic of choice is on the cycle of writing/publishing which I've now done four times, and because the writers at this event will be at different stages of their careers, I thought I'd offer some tips on mental preparedness.

This event also sparked a great idea for some posts. I'm going to interview a few published authors (more if everyone/anyone i…

Interview with author Noelle Clark on speaking at writer events, part 1

Greetings everyone!

Sharing exciting news is always fun and I've got exciting news to share. In a few weeks I will be the guest speaker at a local writer event. You know in the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray's character says, "I'm not a god, I'm the god." I feel a bit like that. I'm not a guest speaker. I'm the guest speaker. It's an awesome feeling. Anyway, let me tell you a little about the event and what I've got planned.

The Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers is celebrating 20 years of writing with a literary lunch, a writing activity, and myself as guest speaker. My topic of choice is on the cycle of writing/publishing which I've now done four times, and because the writers at this event will be at different stages of their careers, I thought I'd offer some tips on mental preparedness.
This event also sparked a great idea for some posts. I'm going to interview a few published authors (more if everyone/anyone …

Chasing Luck - Brinda Berry's latest release is a new adult suspense romance

Brinda Berry has gone from writing about young adults in suspense-filled love to new adults in suspense-filled love. For those who haven't heard of new adult fiction yet, it's the age bracket between YA and adult, nineteen to mid twenties. Chasing Luck made it on to USA Today's hot new romance titles for 2014. Well done!!! Check out the entire list here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/05/09/hot-new-romance-novels-may-2014-julie-james/8867305/ But before you do that, please check out Chasing Luck by Brinda Berry.

Chasing Luck

By Brinda Berry
a Serendipity novel

$2.99
New Adult Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-9916320-2-2

On Amazon /  Kobo  /  B & N   /   iBooks

Sometimes surviving doesn’t feel lucky. Especially when you’re a sole survivor... 

At the age of seven, Malerie walked away from a bombing that left hundreds dead—including her mother. When a crazed gunman kills her guardian on her eighteenth birthday, Malerie suspects there may be more to her surviva…

The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants

There is something about love and tragedy that go so well together. Romeo and Juliet. Buffy and Angel. Sam and Grace (Wolves of Mercy Falls ). Scarlett and Rhett (Gone With The Wind). Forbidden love makes for some of the juiciest writing. Unrequited love is perhaps the biggest tragedy of all the love stories ever written, because the heart wants what the heart wants and there is no telling it otherwise.
At a party a few years ago, there was a 17 year old boy who was in a total mess. He was in love. Not just any old kind of love. He was in unrequited love. Also at this party was a girl he had a crush on. He told us he had tried everything to get this girl to notice him and everything he'd tried had failed. He was a nice boy, and perhaps this was his problem. Here sat a nice boy, look of dejected misery on his face, who was talking to us and not the object of his desire...poor guy, did he even stand a chance?
Perhaps wanting the unattainable wasn’t entirely his fault. Many of the her…