It's Wednesday and time for book talk!
It's also Veterans' Day and today's author, Colleen S. Myers, is a veteran, so the first thing I want to do is thank her and all our service men and women, present and past, for their dedication.
Welcome, Colleen. We're so pleased to have you with us. How do you take your coffee?
COLLEEN: Thank you, Ally. I like coffee with lots of cream and Equal. (My mother was diabetic so I am used to Equal)
Ally: No problem at all. I'll pour while you show readers your bio.
Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction and contemporary romances. Colleen’s dreams include surviving her son’s teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antartica, cause that’s way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG!
She writes Sci Fi/Fantasy and Contemporary Romance and published her first novel, MUST REMEMBER, on November 3, 2015. Look for her at Three Rivers Romance Writers.
Her favoite pasttime when not writing is cross-stitch. It is so relaxing and mindless, she can do it while watching TV.
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114862374558510360435/posts
COLLEEN: There are many ways to answer this. When I was little, I loved reading. I would spend hours wrapped in books-romances of course. As I grew up the dreaded Real Life intruded until one day I read one of my favorite authors and hated her ending. Hated it. So I decided to write my own. There were lots of other things involved, and I am sure my hubby will claim credit but that's the gist.
Ally: Most of us had preconceived ideas about the publishing business before we got into it. What surprised you the most?
COLLEEN: I think most people believe 1.) It is easy, which it is NOT, not in this day and age. There is a ton of work maintaining a presence and platform that most people don't anticipate nor wish for. I think the second preconceived idea is 2.) you make a ton of money writing. Not that you can't, but a newbie author, writing one book. No, we are not doing it for money! (Comment from Ally: Lol. So true. :) )
Ally: What are your writing/publishing goals in the next year? Where do you hope your career will be in five years? Twenty?
COLLEEN: I honestly love writing fantasy and just hope to keep on, keeping on. Writing and making up new worlds.
Ally: What are you writing now? Is it a sequel or standalone?
COLLEEN: I am working on the third in my Solum Series titled Distant memory. It is the final confrontation between my heroine, Beta, and Xade. It should be juicy!
Ally: Here are your quick answer questions. Ready, set, go...
- a. favorite seasonal pastime - winter? Curling up with a blanket reading a book.
- b. favorite shade of nail polish - mauve
- c. favorite love song - right now I am loving, All of me by John Legend. You are so Beautiful to me By Joe Cocker was my wedding song.
- d. a wish on your bucket list - visit Europe.
- e. last kind of sandwich you ate - PB&J (still a kid at heart.)
Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor. When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.
Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy. Their war with the E’mani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the E’mani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.
But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die.
Amazon – http://tinyurl.com/must-remember
Barnes and Nobles – http://tinyurl.com/BN-must-remember
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/must-remember
All Romance/ARE: http://preview.tinyurl.comAREmustremember
Champagne books – http://preview.tinyurl.com/champagneMR