Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

ARE YOU WRITING A BOOK?



Writer's Kaboodle is a blog for authors and writers to showcase their work on #WritersKaboodle and Facebook, and to connect with book lovers for engaging topics on bestsellers, writing tips and useful resource links. 


TWITTER AND FACEBOOK INTERVIEW

Writer's Kaboodle offers Complimentary Interviews to authors and writers on Twitter and Facebook. 

Writer's Kaboodle conducts interviews on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.EST. You have 11 slots to choose from that are 30 minutes each.

See how the interview works on Twitter and Facebook


SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW

Visit Writer's Kaboodle Calendar and browse a date best for you and send an e-mail request to writerskaboodle@outlook.com with 'Author Interview' on the subject line.


BOOK REVIEWS

Writer's Kaboodle's book reviews are 300-500 word count. Comments will be posted on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook and BN. The turnaround time is three to five weeks.

If you're interested in an interview, please send your request to writerskaboodle@outlook.com


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TWITTER INTERVIEW

How the Twitter Interview Works



Any author or writer with a Twitter account can do an interview, and anyone on Twitter can participate. Book lovers everywhere are encouraged to join the conversation and to ask questions during the interview! Here's how simple it is.


GET AN INTERVIEW 
  1. Visit my Calendar and find an available slot that works best for you. 
  2. Send an e-mail request to writerskaboodle@outlook.com with "Author Interview" in the subject line and include the date and time you desire.
You'll receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions and a tweet you could use to invite your followers.

Example confirmation:

"You're all set for Thursday, MONTH, DAY from 0:00 a.m. until 0:00 a.m. EST. You can view your confirmation on the http://writerskaboodle.blogspot.com/2013/09/interview-calendar.html

Example invite tweet:

"Please join @SezoniWhitfield and @yourusername in an interview on Twitter Month/Day/Year at 0amET using #WritersKaboodle"


SAMPLE TWEET CHAT THREAD

Me: @yourusername What is your [Book Title] about? ... [your resource link] #WritersKaboodle

You: @SezoniWhitfield [Book Title] is about... #WritersKaboodle

Me: @yourusername Where can we buy [Book Title]? #WritersKaboodle

You: @SezoniWhitfield [Book Title] is on [bookseller or your link] #WritersKaboodle


TWITTER CHARACTER LIMIT

Twitter limits you to 140 characters per tweet, but you can respond across tweets.

Example:

@SezoniWhitfield What readers like most about [Book Title] is how the plot keeps them engaged and...

@SezoniWhitfield [Book Title] is special because my readers connect with every character!

To participate in a live interview, please join us on Twitter at #WritersKaboodle


TWEET CHAT AND FACEBOOK GROUP

You can tweet from your Twitter "Notification Tab" or the hashtag thread. To start a conversation thread with the hashtag (or pound sign) type #WritersKaboodle at the end of your tweets. This makes it easier for participants to follow the discussion and to reply to you directly.

To join the Facebook group, send a request from your personal account to Writer's Kaboodle and share your resource links in the group as often as you like.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/writerskaboodle/

FACEBOOK INTERVIEW

How the Facebook Interview Works



Any author or writer with a Facebook account can do an interview, and anyone on of OFF Facebook can participate in the public event. Book lovers everywhere are encouraged to join the conversation and to ask questions during the interview! Here's how simple it is.

GET AN INTERVIEW

  1. Visit my Calendar and find an available slot that works best for you.
  2. Send an e-mail request to writerskaboodle@outlook.com with "Author Interview" in the subject line and include the date and time you desire.
You'll receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions.

Example confirmation:

"You're all set for Thursday, MONTH, DAY from 0:00 a.m. until 0:00 a.m. EST. You view your confirmation on the calendar: http://writerskaboodle.blogspot.com/2013/09/interview-calendar.html

You can find your upcoming interview posted in the Facebook "Events Feed." https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming


SAMPLE CHAT THREAD

Me: What is your [Book Title] about?

You: [Book Title] is about [your resource link]

Me: Where can we buy [Book Title]?

You: [Book Title] is available on [bookseller or your link]


FACEBOOK GROUP

To join the reader's group, simply send a request from your personal account to Writer's Kaboodle and share your resources links in the group as often as you like. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CALENDAR

To view dates, position your mouse on the search 'after' field and tap. To schedule a Complimentary Interview, browse the calendar for available slots and send your request with "Author Interview" on the subject line to writerskaboodle@outlook.com

DEB SCOTT - BOOK REVIEW

The Sky is Green and the Grass is BlueThe Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue by Deb Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deb Scott doesn’t stop at the face or chin left. She gives you the whole soul lift in this gem! If you have problems and you’re looking for solutions, your life is about to transform in “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue.”

“Why me?” We’ve all been there. And if you ever wished you were never born, the author gives you a second look at life through the eyes of the famous George Bailey in the 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Deb Scott presents just about everything imaginable that can go wrong in your life, and provides you the fix in her book.

You’ll discover just how much blood, sweat and tears it takes to survive marriage, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, financial challenges and many other problems people experience in their day-to-day lives. Whatever you’re feeling, the author takes you down that road with insight that shows you how to turn your sky blue and grass green again.

What I especially like about the book is that the tone is warm with the intensity of a close friend listening and caring about you. Even though the author is not academically approved like Dr. Phil, she brings proof and common sense that anyone can live in peace and with purpose in their life.

You’ll takeaway some simply and easy steps to answer the tough questions. You’ll find a smile at the root of your problem. You’ll understand why happiness is so easy to achieve. You’ll learn how to identify what makes you feel bad and why.

The story is a breath of fresh air, and I highly recommend this read. The author inspires you to find fulfillment and to become a happier person. The book does not disappoint!


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A.J. NUEST - BOOK REVIEW

Rowena's KeyRowena's Key by A.J. Nuest
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What was AJ Nuest thinking when she wrote Rowena’s Key? I believe she was thinking, “I’m going to dazzle my readers!”

Rowena buys a ghastly armoire. This was an epic failure for her. But there’s something to this pricey, old, broken-down, ratchet piece of furniture that drove her to drink down big gulps of Pinot Grigio. Rowena learns quickly this is no ordinary armoire. And when Prince Caedmon appears in the other side of the mirror, brandishing a sword and dressed like a centuries-old Robin Hood, Rowena thinks her friend Oliver staged the whole theatrics to mock her gaudy purchase.

What’s so remarkable about this story, Prince Caedmon would be considered a dweeb by modern standards. The author gives you a chance to gander his cornball poetry, clothes, and sheer cluelessness of the humor that surrounds him. The broad humor kept me laughing at some characters and chuckling with others. Nevertheless every character is engaging, lovable and charming.

I enjoyed reading about the supernatural occurrences chock-full o’ romantic, magical moments that drew me in deeper. The imagery is so vivid it felt like I was sitting in front of screen streaming real-time video. I love how the author cleverly crafted some straight up satirical irony within the plot. What Rowena says and what is meant, and what Prince Caedmon does and what is expected is a work of brilliance.

This is a really good and fun novella! It reads like a romantic comedy, and it has all the charm of Cinderella fairy tale. Rowena and Caedmon are worlds apart, but their romantic sparks are surfing on seduction-spiked airwaves and colliding in a mad rush to become as one. Rowena finally meets a man she could see herself loving, and she wants to be the best for this gorgeous prince “forevermore,” a word she loved hearing him use.

Love romance? I highly recommend “Rowena’s Key” to romance novel lovers everywhere! This book delivers!


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Monday, April 7, 2014

NICOLE DUNLAP - BOOK REVIEW

Kill Mary Jane DoeKill Mary Jane Doe by Nicole Dunlap
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Open “Kill Mary Jane Doe,” by Nicole Dunlap, and meet Mary Jane. In this psychological thriller MJ winds up with a case of amnesia … she doesn’t know who she is. The story comes to life when shots rang out and guns are pointing in Mary Jane’s direction. She’s running from a two-timing dirty rat named Jake who pretends to be a friend, now trying to pin a murder on her she didn’t commit. He and his thug buddy, Lyle, chase her down in a stolen Corolla she was driving and rams her right smack into a police cruiser. This happenstance isn’t the lucky break she thinks because the Chief of Police wants her dead, but why?

“Kill Mary Jane Doe” is a cleverly crafted story woven into a web of lies and deception. The book keeps you wondering about its characters relationship to each other, and what the heck they’re all up to. For one, does Mary Jane really have a twin sister named Asia, and are the flashbacks of Asia really about Mary Jane’s life in Malaysia? Then what is the strange relationship between Jake (an underbelly of society) and Officer Daniels about? Are they involved in some diabolical scheme reeking havoc on everyone around them? And that Jacob Woods is a holy terror. He grew up in a militia household, half Iranian and half Italian. Even worse, he’s a bloodthirsty psychopath who killed a lot of people including children without batting an eye. Beasley, the ultimate bad guy, surprisingly adds a very interesting dimension to the story that I actually enjoyed reading.

This book is good! “Kill Mary Jane Doe” will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters jump off the page and challenge readers to understand and figure out the complex psychology of the “who-why” that unfolds before your very eyes. And if you grasp the emotional dynamics of what’s going on, you’ll find some humor too.

If you enjoy reading a book with an exciting plot, I highly recommend reading “Kill Mary Doe.” You won’t be disappointed!

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