Interview with author April Wood

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I’ve “known” April Wood for several years in that internet 5photos6way where you get to feel like you know people you haven’t actually met in real life. I came across her awesome reader’s blog, A Well Read Woman, while I was promoting my first book.

Well, I noticed a change in her Facebook posts recently and was surprised to discover she had a book out! Then, two books! Needless to say, I was intrigued and wanted to add her to the interview ranks.

Ok, so I’ve always known you as a book blogger and I’m curious about the transition. Have you always written? When did you start calling yourself a writer?

Yes, I’ve been writing since I could form complete sentences on paper. I had all these “books” that I penned with crayon and sealed with contact paper — haha! But I didn’t consider myself a writer per…

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Going Wide Wednesday: Exclusivity vs Going Wide #WriterWednesday #WW #KDPSelect #Wide #Exclusive #IARTG

After months of debating exclusivity versus going wide, I've chosen to have my books listed with all of the major ebook vendors. To some this may seem an obvious choice -- why would someone want to put all their eggs in one basket? Let's discuss the benefits of both because there definitely are good reasons … Continue reading Going Wide Wednesday: Exclusivity vs Going Wide #WriterWednesday #WW #KDPSelect #Wide #Exclusive #IARTG

AWRW Book Review: Trashy Romance Novel by Jacqueline E Smith @JackieSmith114 #IARTG #BookReview #Romance #TrashyRomanceNovel #AWellReadWoman

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trnIt all started with a crush.
How cliché is that? I mean, of all the things to motivate a person to do something, how often does it go back to a silly infatuation? More often than most of us would probably care to admit.
Of course, this wasn’t an ordinary crush on a cute coworker or a charming friend of a friend I hooked up with at a party. No, I’ve never met the guy who inspired my books.
But I’m about to.

Delaney Brooks is the author of The Queen’s Surrogate, the “sinfully satisfactory” romance novel that swept readers around the world off their feet and into the fictional embrace of His Majesty, King Malcolm.
When her book is adapted into an eight-part miniseries, Delaney and her best friend Gemma fly to Scotland for what promises to be two months of lush green mountains, historic castles, and hot celebrity…

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What to Read Wednesday: Featuring Fiction from @MarySmithWriter @SusanMTarr @Zombiiki & @JulieFrayn! #WhatToRead #WriterWednesday

Stuck in a reading slump? Check out my latest (recommended) reads! I've immersed myself in fiction the past month on A Well Read Woman Blog -- escaping into fantasy, horror, fiction shorts, and romance -- trying to shake the dreaded writer's block. (I know fantastic timing with NaNoWriMo.) The good thing about this is I've … Continue reading What to Read Wednesday: Featuring Fiction from @MarySmithWriter @SusanMTarr @Zombiiki & @JulieFrayn! #WhatToRead #WriterWednesday

Just Because Something is Gifted to You, Doesn’t Give You The Right to Sell It #ARCs #WriterWednesday #Publishing

We're talking about ARCs today, readers, and your responsibility to both the author and publisher if you receive one. Today I was banned from a book selling group on Facebook, for speaking up about the unethical practice of selling ARCs, (or advanced reader copies that are provided to bloggers for promotional purposes). Before I get … Continue reading Just Because Something is Gifted to You, Doesn’t Give You The Right to Sell It #ARCs #WriterWednesday #Publishing

How Do You Halloween? #Samhain #HappyHalloween #Pagan #Wiccan #IARTG

Happy Witch's New Year! It's officially Summer's End, and Wiccans and Pagans are celebrating the third and final harvest known to some as Samhain, and to people of other faiths who have adopted this holiday, as Halloween. I use the term interchangeably, as both have the same origin. To me Halloween is a modernized Samhain, … Continue reading How Do You Halloween? #Samhain #HappyHalloween #Pagan #Wiccan #IARTG

AWRW 5 Star Book Review of Pocketful of Bones by Author @JulieFrayn! #BookReview #ENovAaW #AmReading #AWellReadWomanBlog

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Pocketful of Bones, by Author Julie Frayn

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Finnegan MacGillivray, red-haired, freckle-faced social pariah, finds solace in his mother’s garden, while she entertains “dates” in his home. When an accident takes the life of a friend, Finnegan buries the evidence amid the purple dead nettle and bougainvillea, and unearths a treasure trove of human remains. Did his house rest atop an ancient burial ground? Or was there a killer tucking him into bed at night?

His fascination with bones grows as fast as his obsession with his mother. She rejects his advances, and he escapes to the other side of the country. Years later, he returns to his childhood home, to the secrets and the guilt and the bones — and to fulfil his destiny.

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Dark Fiction
Themes: Morbid Fascination with Bones, Oedipus complex, Childhood Tragedy
Published October 21, 2017
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Rating 5/5 Stars

Synopsis

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AWRW Book Blog Presents 31 Days of Halloween Reads Featuring Advice for Aspiring Authors, a Guest post by #Horror and #SFF @PBFiction Author Pete Barber! #eNovAaW #ASMSG #WriteTip

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Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween Reads, where A Well Read Woman Blog will be presenting horror and dark fiction novels, book reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more with dark fiction and horror authors, daily!

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I shined the spooktacular spotlight on Author Pete Barber earlier this month, when I featured his novel Maya: Symbiogenesis Book One. Today I’m featuring a guest post he wrote for A Well Read Woman Blog, back in November of 2014 as part of his Love Poison Book Tour, offering writing tips for aspiring authors!

31daysofhalloweenbannerpb“I was born into a blue-collar family in Liverpool, England–missed The Beatles but did go to The Cavern a few times. After immigrating to the US in the early 90s, I became a citizen. Burned out from twenty years in the corporate madhouse, I escaped to Lake Lure, North Carolina where I live with a couple llamas, two spoiled…

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AWRW Book Blog Presents 31 Days of Halloween Reads Featuring Something Taken the book series, by Author @JerrieBrock #31DaysofHalloweenReads #IARTG

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Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween Reads, where A Well Read Woman Blog will be presenting horror and dark fiction novels, book reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more with dark fiction and horror authors, daily!

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Today’s featured book series is the Something Taken series, by Author Jerrie Brock! I also featured this Author earlier this month, with an Author interview, which you can check out here!

31daysofhalloweenbannerjbJerrie shares her spacious yard with a herd of stray mutts, neurotic cats who discovered a ready food source, a pot-bellied pig pawned off by the original owner who decided Piglet didn’t fit in a condo, and various other critters who recognized a soft touch. In spite of too many distractions and projects, Jerrie’s first passion remains writing. Drawing on her vaired experiences, she enjoys creating fiction from reality and hopes it contributes to the food fund for the crazy clan she…

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AWRW Presents 31 Days of Halloween Reads: Shining the Spooktacular Spotlight on Author Robin Raven! @RobinRaven #AWellReadWomanBlog #31DaysofHalloweenReads

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31days

Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween Reads, where A Well Read Woman Blog will be presenting horror and dark fiction novels, book reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more with dark fiction and horror authors, daily!

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Today I’m shining the SPOOKTACULAR SPOTLIGHT on Author Robin Raven!

31daysofhalloweenbannerrrRobin Raven is the human who once belonged to the greatest dog that ever lived. These days, she’s an author. Her debut children’s book, “Santa’s First Vegan Christmas”, was published in June 2016. 

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Robin grew up in a nearby town called Saraland, and her hometown is a lovely place that still inspires her. As an adult, Ms. Raven has mostly lived in Los Angeles and New York City, so she also considers those cities to be home.

She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and is now furthering her education. Robin blogs at RobinRaven.com and loves to…

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