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Deidre Knight Author Talk #15


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AugustFest Is Over


AugustFest aka when Author Talk has a new video every Friday is over.  We’ll return to our regular schedule of new interviews every other week beginning at the end of September.

In the meantime, we’re going to profile one of our earlier Author Talks with Rachel Vincent.  She’s part of a 30 story anthology, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance.  Along with Rachel, check out this great line-up of paranormal authors:

Sherri Erwin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jenna Black, Jenna Maclaine, Raven Hart, Delilah Devlin, Keri Arthur, Kimberly Raye, Alexis Morgan, Lilith Saintcrow, C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp, Susan Sizemore, Dina James, Colleen Gleason, Barbara Emrys, Savannah Russe, Shiloh Walker, Vicki Pettersson, Rebecca York, Amanda Ashley, Karen Chance, and Nancy Holder.

Here is Rachel’s Author Talk Interview.  This is the video where we truly discovered Gena’s goal and motivation in her AT appearances:


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Sharon Sala Author Talk Interview #8

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it at least five times, authors are difficult interviewees.  Here you get two authors for the price of one.  Since the price is free, I’m not sure what kind of a bargain you’re getting.  Anyway, you get the first author Sharon Sala, but you’ll also get Dinah McCall, who quite frankly acts like she was raised by wolves…  


Look for Behind The Scenes Next Week!


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How Author Talk Began

Author Talk Special Correspondent on the Scene, Gena Showalter, has been interviewed by the wonderful ladies at Raven Radio.  Several questions centered around Author Talk, and Gena shares the story about how Author Talk began.  You can hear to the interview here, and view the lineup of authors who’ve been interviewed in the past by visiting here


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CJ Lyons Author Talk Interview #7

Jill and Gena interview Dr. CJ Lyons about her cutting edge (yes, I said cutting – she’s a doctor, right) medical thriller.

From Lifelines: July first, the most dangerous day of the year.

I only thought authors were dangerous, but couple that with a writer doctor and you have one scary situation.  Look for the Behind The Scenes on Monday.


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Questions From Jane – Author Talk Extra #2

Jane from Dear Author wrote an interesting opinion piece on Book Trailers.  As an author who made a book trailer (for my book Hitting The Mark), I also wonder about whether they’re effective marketing tools.  Most (if not all) of the readers concurred with Jane – trailers never really made readers all that interested in buying a book.    

Jane sent us a list of questions, and we were excited to see that they were in true AT fashion, so we had to reply in video.  Check it out:

This was great fun to do – thanks Jane!  You can read Jane’s full article and all the comments here.

Posted by Jill Monroe


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HelenKay Dimon Behind The Scenes

Until this interview, all of our authors have lived in easy driving distance to our homes in Oklahoma City.  HelenKay insists on living in some placed called…California.  Despite the rule that wherever you are in the continental US you’re within 24 hours of Oklahoma, HelenKay just didn’t want to drive.  Have I mentioned how authors are difficult?

Then, while gazing at her website I noticed she has this whole phone theme going on…and the telephone interview idea blossomed.

Of course making that idea into reality was a lot harder.  HelenKay’s interview was originally going to be our 3rd or 4th.  Then our fifth – but she always had some reason why the video was never in my inbox.  Something about the flu, and then some nonsense about taking care of the paying job first…but finally I received the notice that it had been successfully uploaded to youtube.

I will say that Gena and I were extremely impressed with HelenKay – she actually memorized her lines.  WE don’t even do that.

If you’re wondering about the towels, pajamas and face cream, that’s our normal author working attire.  While we were filming Rachel Vincent’s interview, she casually mentioned how most authors prefer to look their best in public – that’s when we KNEW what our “costumes” would be for this episode.  Hope you enjoyed it.

HelenKay Dimon is a great author and really, a fantastic actress.  To see the phone thing for yourself, you can check her website here and buy Right Here, Right Now here.  Look for Hard As Nails – which hits bookstores in July 2008.

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Author Talk Extra #1

One of the problems with e-mail is that people ask you questions and expect you to answer them. Here Jill and Gena tackle some of the most recent questions asked at Author Talk.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re offended by bleeped out curse words, maybe you’d like to watch a different video.


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Kresley Cole – Author Talk #5

 Sometimes authors just need a little “help” finding their way into an Author Talk interview. Here Jill Monroe and Kresley Cole discuss her latest paranormal romances and Gena Showalter adds her own unique interpretation of Kresley’s impressive career.

Special thanks goes to Candace Havens for her wonderful camera work.


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Rachel Vincent – Author Talk #4

Interviewer’s Note: Finally!  An author who takes my work seriously.  I mean, she’s still an author, and therefore, REALLY difficult, but all and all, pretty okay to work with.   You can visit Rachel’s website by going here

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