Author Spotlight – Justine Johnston Hemmestad

Justine lives in central Iowa. She says creative writing helped me to rehabilitate myself after a 1990 car accident in which I sustained a severe brain injury. She is the mother of seven children, five of them adults now. Her oldest son Bradley created the cover art for a yet unpublished novel about the Three Fates and Macbeth, called “Macbeth’s Spinners” Seen Below.

When asked about writer’s block she responded “I’ve suffered with writer’s block, but writing is so important to my health that I know I need to keep writing, even if its bad. I revise and rewrite later. I treasure the connections I tend to make between storylines.”

Her response to what she does for fun was “I’m never not writing, since it’s part of my health. I also love learning about history and magnanimous people, and I integrate that in my writing. The research I do for stories is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing. I also love reading and learning about classic literature, and I have a Master’s Degree in English Literature.”

Justine has a Facebook Page to keep up with her activities.

Author Spotlight – Beulah Vega

Also Known as B.F. Vega for horror/fantasy and speculative writing, Beulah has become one of our favorite authors. We just released a chapbook of her poems. We asked a whole bunch of questions as we always do for these. Beulah’s responses all were delightful. I think that I do not want to paraphrase or clean them up so I will share hers like a interview.

ow long have you been a Creative?
I’ve been in theater since I was seven. I’ve been writing since I was sixteen or so.

What or who got you started?
I don’t know. But whoever it is owes me!! 🙂 Seriously, short stories: I have always made up funny scenarios for my friends and I and one day I just started writing them down. Horror/Poetry came to me when I discovered that boys are no good poopy-heads…because I am that mature. 🙂

Why did you choose to be an Indie Author? 
I actually sort of fell into it. I like the community that I have found in the various indie publishers that have published my work. I like that once you are in the community it is more supportive than competitive.

Has any of your work been published/shown or do you have a website? If so, where? 
Yes. Stories have appeared in Nightmare Whispers, Dark Celebration, Infection, The Legends of Night, Extreme Drabbles of Dread, Haunts & Hellions, and Good Southern Witches. Her poetry has been published in Fae Dreams, The Literary Nest, The Cauldron Anthology, Sage Cigarettes, Resist! With Every Inch and Breath, The Tuna Fish Journal, Hallowzine, Walled Women Voices against Violence, and Blood & Bourbon among others. Her poems have also been performed as part of the Bay Area WTF festival in “Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots: A Woman Speaks” and the Cloverdale Performing Arts “Dead Poet Society, Players in a Pandemic”

If you have a website, what is it?
https://shuffle.do/@BFVega

What do you do for fun? Hobbies?
Cause mischief. Come up with evil Rube Goldberg style schemes to take over the world. Watch Kaiju movies. And I embroider inappropriate sayings on things. Sometimes I make whole quilts out of my inappropriate embroidery.

Where in the world do you live?
Santa Rosa (It’s an hour north of San Francisco)

Do you have family or pets you want to share with us?
Isn’t “family and pets” redundant? I am in-between cats at the moment and trying to trick my roommate into getting a puppy so I can love it and he can take care of it.

Have you ever suffered with writer’s block? If so how do you deal with it?
Not really. I usually have a million things going on at any time. As I write this I have eight shorts, two books, and some essays that I am supposed to be doing instead. I don’t have writers block so much as writers procrastination. And as with all procrastination the answer for me is accountability…so shhhh don’t tell my writing accountability people that I have so much to do and am filling out this survey instead.

(ok Beulah Vega we won’t)

So go check her out! Her poetry is amazing and her stories are better. We look forward to her work everytime!

Wonderful Ravens

I don’t write many book reviews, but sometimes I just like the book so much that I want to talk about it. Today the book is Beneath Raven’s Wing. Beneath Raven’s Wing by Vonnie Winslow-Crist Beneath Raven’s Wing is a wonderful assortment of immensely entertaining and satisfying short stories. When you start reading each one, […]

Wonderful Ravens

Book Birthday – Resisting Evil

A species existing in secret, a vendetta and a curse, a clan bound by magik bound together by love.

“Okay, I was out of line, I’ll admit it, and I’m sorry.”

Beth began gathering their dirty dishes and stacking them near the sink.

“Keep going.”

She turned the water on and plugged the sink, pouring dish detergent into the water.

“Weres can be… possessive.”

Beth snorted. “You think?”

“We had such a connection last night, and my wolf… well, he wants to claim you as ours.” “Excuse me?”

“My wolf wants to claim you as our mate.”

A single kiss leads to passion. A single look to destiny. Were shifters meet their fated match in a world where magic, lust and evil collide. Resisting Evil- Book One of the Magik Saga takes readers on a journey through tragedy and ecstasy into true love.

Buy Your Copy today! https://books2read.com/resistingevil

Book Birthday – Madness and Truth

Serena Mossgraves has a new book release today! A ghost story, an epic spanning two different narrators, and the story of an island over hundreds of years! Get your own copy today. Books2read.com/Madnessandtruth

Resisting Evil

Coming soon! Release Day May 30th

Release Announcement

AFFILIATE BOOK RELEASE

MOON DOG AND THE PURPLE TREE (English and Spanish Versions)
By K.T. Seto

A Picture Book
Published in Hardback and eBook by K.T. Seto Distributed by Barnes & Noble Press.

March 27, 2021

In this first Picture book for toddlers by author K.T. Seto – marketing director for Fae Corps Inc, children are taken on a delightful adventure with a precocious little boy and his beloved stuffed Dog.
The tale is translated by S.Y. Aguilar for Spanish Speakers.

K.T. Seto is an artist and author of Speculative Fiction for adults.
Her children’s books are stories she wrote for her children, nieces, and nephews as they were growing up and decided to put in print form for her grandchildren to share.

For more information visit http://www.faecorpspublishing.com or write to Fae Corps at faecorpspublishing@gmail.com.

Book Birthday A Revisit

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What happens when the littlest princess in the land of Nod gets lost? A story of friendship, adventure, and surviving. This is a second edition release. Help us celebrate the release of Patricia Harris’s Bedtime Tales The Princess Lost.

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We have options on ordering your Copy from your favorite store. Paperback, Hardback, or ebook of your choice. Have you preordered your copy yet?

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