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Kate Foster's Winell Road Christmas Blog Tour!

Happy Christmas from Kate and Winell Road!When Winell Road: Beneath the Surface was released back in April, Kate didn't embark on a great deal of promotion. Because of a lot of 'things'. So, to make up for that and to kick off the festivities for her favourite time of year - Christmas! - she's taken Winell Road on a little tour, hoping to spread the word and introduce lots of new young readers to, what she believes is, a great big dollop of sci-fi fun and adventure. Here's a little info...Twelve-year old Jack Mills lives at 5 Winell Road and probably has the world's weirdest neighbours. Like freakishly weird. And to top it off, he lives with Mum: nosy, interfering, a hideous cook, and Dad: unsuccessful inventor of the Camera Belt and Self-Closing Window. All in all, it's a boring, embarrassing, dead-end place to live.So when Jack arrives home from school one day, a close shave with a UFO is the last thing he expects. But the fact it doesn't abduct him, …

Girl Gone Global

Amazon ebook: getBook.at/GGGe, Amazon paperback: getBook.at/GGGpKobo, B&N paperback, B&N nook book, Nook UK, Smashwords

Lucy Warner feels unappreciated at her job in the US, so when the chance to relocate to England arises, she takes it. When she arrives overseas the culture-shock is doubled by the two men who are suddenly both vying for her attention. They are sportsmen, and Lucy is suddenly thrown into the world of cricket (the game, not the insect). Will either of the two cricketers truly bowl her over?

Thinkerbeat Guest Post

Welcome to the Thinkerbeat Anthology Interview
Q: What inspired you to start publishing? A: I wrote my first story when I was really young. I used to sit with a typewriter and clunk away at the keys for hours. I’d make a lot of mistakes, but I kept trying. Later, I started sending stories out for publication. I got a lot of rejections, just like everyone does.
In college I studied the music business and learned about managing talent. I also played around with the idea of becoming a computer programmer, but my creative side won out and I spent a number of years working in the music business.
Down the road, I got an offer to write a children’s book for a publisher. I thought, well, 500 words, how hard can that be? It took me months to finish it. You spend more time describing the illustrations on the page than you do putting words on the page. The staff editor was never happy and we disagreed on a lot of things. But I learned from him. I also kept in mind that if I didn’t play along, I’d ne…

Author Guest Post: Jill Hand's; The Blue Horse

I'd like to welcome author Jill Hand to my blog today. She discusses her book The Blue Horse below. Enjoy...
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Sometimes the perfect plot for a novel appears from out of nowhere, like a golden gift from the gods of fiction.  That’s what happened with The Blue Horse, now available from Kellan Publications. I happened to stumble on the amazing true story of the blue horse while poking around online. I was reading about the giant black cats that pop up every now and then in places where there shouldn’t be any panther-like beasts prowling around. They turn up in the UK as well as in the States, startling the people who see them before vanishing as suddenly as they appear. These ebony-furred felines are among the ranks of cryptids, improbable creatures – sometimes seemingly impossible creatures, like the Jersey Devil or Spring-heeled Jack -- that have been seen but never captured. The Blue Horse centers on an improbable creature whose existence was firmly documented.It was discovered in …