I have had many occasions to speak with these multiple award winning, hard working authors.
Here is a look at their most recent projects.
Kathleen Berry, manager of a community college’s Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series , has worked with many of the West’s best paranormal investigators and psychics. Stemming from her experiences, she published the spirituality memoir, “A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian” and writes a regular blog at www.kathleenberry.com.
Kathleen explores what happens when ghosts confront a religiously narrow skeptic. She joins a CBS affiliate news crew and paranormal investigators as the team’s impartial observer. Their first stop: central Nevada’s fabled Goldfield Hotel. This 12-hour, overnight odyssey in the long shuttered, four-story hotel pulverizes her beliefs that the paranormal is evil or figments of the weak-minded. It also threatens her fragile health.
Eerie activity confronts her on every floor. She hears, feels, and sees spirits—and they aren’t what her pastor preached or Hollywood portrayed. The group’s psychic tells Kathleen that Goldfield has opened her third eye. Having an evangelical background, she must face her years denying that she possesses a sensitive’s gifts and, therefore, may be bound for hell.
About A Reluctant Spirit… A true tale of God, ghosts, and a skeptical Christian relates how this night wrenches her reality, impacts her health, and leads to her spiritual transformation. Kathy shares insights into the mysteries of life after death, why coincidences do not exist, and why we should heed our intuition. A Reluctant Spirit chronicles how Kathy reconciles her supernatural experiences with her Christianity and comes out stronger for it.
Her book has received accolades from Kirkus Reviews, calling it “intriguing” and “a gripping account.” The Reno News and Review named her Northern Nevada’s Best Female Writer of 2014. In addition, she’s been a featured guest on Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory.
When I asked her what she would like to tell my readers she responded to always examine fear: if you are afraid of the unknown, release your trepidation and be open to what’s out there. You’ll probably be quite surprised where it would lead you.
As for what’s next? Kathy like to write another book, but she is not sure the direction it may take. She is also considering whether to start a web-based spirituality class about Christian mysticism.
Visit Kathleen’s Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/Kathleen-Berry/e/B00FNUH74Y/
L. F. Falconer
She can’t sing and she can’t dance, but Nevada author L.F. Falconer has been transforming words into stories since childhood. Growing up in a haunted house fostered her fascination with the unknown and kindled her imagination while she honed her craft with classes in journalism and creative writing.
An independent author of Dark Fiction, she has published seven novels and one collection of short stories, available online at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her novel, The Vagabond’s Son was the 2015 Epic Fantasy Finalist in Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and she has had several short stories published in WeirdBook Magazine.
When she has time to relax, she enjoys exploring the roads less traveled, discovering what might lie beyond the next curve.
Her novel, The Vagabond’s Son, placed as Finalist in Epic Fantasy in Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and she has earned numerous small awards in both the USA and the UK.
A wife, mother, and grandmother, she resides in her home state of Nevada where she enjoys challenging Mother Nature in gardening duels, and exploring the roads less traveled.
About The Legacy of Skur...
In a land where magic and myth still reign, a wizard’s quest goes terribly wrong. A protective talisman unleashes a curse and two children born of darkness will come to rule.
No one has ever returned from Skur. “It’s a death quest,” Fane is told, but he ignores the legends, compelled by the belief that hidden among the dragon’s trove is the key to eternal life. Armed with little more than a sword and a magical talisman, Fane fights his way up the mist-enshrouded mountain of Skur, his misadventures soon creating a legacy for generations to come.
A three-book set for mature readers, this epic saga of love, betrayal, vengeance, and friendship follows the pawns shrewdly manipulated by the gods within a celestial game of dominance. It’s survival of the fittest as the players are maneuvered across the field. These are their stories: Fane the wizard, Kael the warrior, Adalanto the Piskie, and Elva the legacy.
Taking a look at her newest release – A Debt of Survival… Sheriff Don Lattimore has his demons, but when one of them goes on a killing spree, the cost of stopping it doesn’t come cheap.
This supernatural thriller takes place in the small town of Diablo Springs in northern Nevada. After doing his stint in the army, Don Lattimore buried his battlefield demons deep inside and settled comfortably into the quiet peace of his hometown.
Serving as county sheriff for nearly two decades, he’s enjoyed the tranquility of the Nevada desert until the day he discovers evidence of satanic activity inside an abandoned house. Now he finds himself trapped in a showdown with his own nightmares. Something inside him has clawed itself free to fulfill a chilling prophesy, and the good people of Diablo Springs begin to die.
The only way Lattimore can put a stop to it comes with a price—a price he’s unwilling to pay. But to save his community and his family, he must. And time is running out.
When I asked her what she would like her readers to know, she responded that she believes reading should be an enjoyable experience, so she strive to make my stories as entertaining as possible. Even though most of her longer works hover around themes of timeless social issues, her main objective is to entertain.
She writes about hard social issues:
- A Debt of Survival – PTSD
- The Vagabond’s Son – child abuse and social alienation
- Hope Flies on Broken Wings and its sequel, Hope Rises from the Ashes – segregation of socio-economic classes and domestic violence.
She has some favorite reviews that she wanted to mention:
Blue Ink Review writes, “Falconer offers an intriguing and well-crafted fantasy of epic proportions.”
Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite writes, “Definitely a thrilling read.”
Trisha Dawn, Readers’ Favorite writes, “The Vagabond’s Son: Prelude to a Legacy is a must read. This is one to watch out for.”
Visit L.F. Falconer’s Amazon Authors Page at https://www.amazon.com/L.F.-Falconer/e/B009S95216/
Her web page at www.lffalconer.com
And Twitter @lffalconer
Tara West writes books about dragons, witches, and handsome heroes while eating chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. She’s willing to share her dragons, witches, and heroes, but keep your hands off her chocolate. A former high school English teacher, Tara is now a full-time writer and graphic artist.
She enjoys spending time with her family, interacting with her fans, and fishing the Texas coast.
- Dragon Song, Grave Ellis 2015 Readers Choice Award, Favorite Fantasy Romance
- Divine and Dateless, 2015 eFestival of Words, Best Romance
- Damned and Desirable, 2014 Coffee Time Romance Book of the Year
- Sophie’s Secret, selected by The Duff and Paranormal V Activity movies and Wattpad recommended reading lists
Tara is one of twenty-five author who contributed to Wrath and Ruin. Take flight with all new and exclusive stories that are out of this world, including full-length novels from some of today’s most popular names in science fiction and fantasy!
From magnificent dragons, bloodthirsty aliens, and mad genetic engineers to intergalactic wars, magical curses, and fantastical worlds, you’ll find everything you’ve been waiting for in this heart-stopping, limited edition collection.
With over 100 hours of reading, you’ll be able to travel to faraway lands and distant planets. A safe return cannot be guaranteed.
About Curse of the Ice Dragon… Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter, Markus saves his village from the brink of starvation-for whenever he releases an arrow, his aim is true. But despite his skill and strength, Markus is unable to confront his tyrannical father.
Shamed by his cowardice, he distracts himself by needlessly shooting the forest creatures. When Markus takes no heed of the village prophet’s warning that his actions will attract The Hunter’s Curse-for every animal Markus kills, his loved ones will suffer the same fate-the Sky Goddess unleashes her ice dragon.
Now, Markus must flee the dragon without killing it … or his beloved brother will be the next to die.
About Spirit of the Sea Witch… Desperate to escape the wrath of the vengeful sky goddess, Madhea, a group of brave young explorers flee to the sea. They search of safe haven for their people while the apprentice witch Dianna steals away Madhea’s dragon to The Shifting Sands. Though they are an ocean apart, the future of all humanity lies within their entwined fates. Before they can defeat Madhea, they must stop the vindictive sea goddess, Eris, from destroying the world.
When I asked Tara what she would tell her readers she responded, she appreciates the readers patience as she works on finishing up the Keepers of the Stones Series. She is relentlessly working toward completion which she hope will deliver another excellent story-line.
What’s next for Tara? Wraith and Ruin will be released in January 2018 which will feature book one in my Keepers of the Stones Saga. Curse of the Ice Dragon, Book Two, and Spirit of the Sea Witch also releases in January.
Visit Tara’s Amazon Authors Page at https://www.facebook.com/tarawestauthor
Or at her web pages http://tarawestauthor.wordpress.com/
And Twitter @TaraWestauthor
She loves to hear from her readers at: firstname.lastname@example.org