Cover Reveal The Trials of Caste and Into the Heart of Evil

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Today is the cover reveal party for fantasy novels “The Trials of Caste” and “Into the Heart of Evil”, the first two books in the Paladin of a Hidden God series by author Joel D. Babbitt.

 Book 1 Final Cover for Kindle

Title: The Trials of Caste

Author: Joel D. Babbitt

Genre: Fantasy

A Game of Destiny, a Throne, a Paladin, a Prophecy… and Kobolds

In this explosive first novel in the Paladin of a Hidden God Series, the ancient game of destiny known as the Trials of Caste shows the Will of the Gods and reveals the Hand of the Fates.

A fresh voice in the Fantasy genre, Joel Babbitt’s story of Durik the kobold and his companions is genuine, triumphant, and absorbing. In two days and two square miles of caverns, Joel takes the reader deep into the heart of a tribe in turmoil. Looming insurrection, insurgent pacts, ancient powers, noble designs, and young aspirations combine to make the unforgettable coming-of-age tale of Durik the kobold and his companions.

With their year of training now past, Durik and six other young warriors are about to undergo the Trials of Caste where all of them will strive for the coveted position of elite warrior and the prestige and power that comes with it, though only one will win. Simultaneously, a deadly conspiracy threatens to destroy their tribal leaders and seize the throne for its own evil purposes. Durik and his six companions must each chose sides as the actions of an insurgent pact bring a day of decision for all the children of Kale. Yet through it all, as if from beyond where the ancestors go, an ancient power calls to Durik, strengthening him as he and his closest companions risk everything to fight against this encroaching evil.

 Book 2 Final Cover for Kindle

 

Title: Into the Heart of Evil

Author: Joel D. Babbitt

Genre: Fantasy

In this second novel of the Paladin of a Hidden God series Joel masterfully weaves an explosive tale that puts Durik and his companions in a desperate fight for their lives, one they will only survive if they are true to themselves and to each other.

 It was supposed to be an easy journey… a simple first step for a band of new warriors. But evil has an agenda of its own, and relentless conquest strikes when it chooses. And what can so few do against so many? Yet evil is not the only power that stirs in the southern valley; from deep in their prophetic past an ancient power also has returned, nurturing, watching, and helping its paladin. On the anvils of danger and sacrifice Durik and his small group of companions will be forged by the hammer of their mutual hardships into an able band of heroes, but only if they can survive the journey into the heart of evil…

Author Bio

authorJoel Babbitt is an officer in the U.S. Army and a bishop in his church. He has spent his entire adult life living and teaching principles of leadership and team building in a warrior environment. Joel and his family live in Maryland, USA.

(picture shows Joel and his interior illustrator Anna Cate in 2006)

Follow the author at:

www.authorjoel.com

www.facebook.com/authorjoel

@AuthorJoel on Twitter

Buy your copy of The Trials of Caste on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trials-Caste-Paladin-Hidden-God-ebook/dp/B00H2ZRLDA/

 

Author Interview with Jes Young

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I’m interviewing Jes Young on my blog today, author of paranormal romance “The Uncovering”. My questions are bolded, Jes’ responses are in regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being a writer?

There are so many distractions between me and the writing desk (like kids and work and laundry and etc.) that sometimes just getting myself to the chair is the hardest part. I’ve found that the only way to deal with that is to make writing a daily activity. If I’m in the habit, I write. When I’m not, I don’t. I wish I was one of those people who have to write, but I’m not. I write because I like to, not because it’s a biological imperative.

Can you give us a short synopsis of The Uncovering?

Tab Bennett’s life is like a fairy tale—the Grimm kind. The kind where the woods are deep and dark and full of monsters; where a mother’s longing for something forbidden means terrible consequences for her daughter; where the huntsman who takes the princess for a walk in the woods means to steal her heart – literally – right out of her chest.

She recently discovered that she’s an Elvish princess, the rightful and solitary heir to the Kingdom of the Inbetween, and ever since it’s been nothing but wicked kings and murdered princesses and clandestine revenge schemes all day long. She’d love to walk away, but the crown is non-transferable. If she won’t rule, the Inbetween and the Magic it holds will turn from Light to Dark, tipping the balance between the two and casting the World of Man into darkness and mayhem. Even though she knows her experience as a college drop out/bank teller has in no way prepared her to rule a kingdom, enchanted or otherwise, Tab reluctantly agrees to try.

Now Tab is juggling her fiancé’s broken heart and a handsome prince’s irresistible advances, an assassination plot, a sociopath with an axe to grind, and the slowly unraveling mystery of her best friend’s long ago disappearance. But as she struggles to hold on to the human world she’s always known and understand her place in the magical one she’s just discovered, dangerous forces have been gathering around her. If she wants to live to see the “happily ever after” at the end of the story, Tab will have to figure out who she can trust, who wants her dead, and why. The answers will change everything she believes about herself, the people she loves, and the place she calls home.

Is this part of a series, or stand alone?

It’s the first book in a trilogy. I’ve already written the second one and the third is in the works now. The second book was much easier to write than the first but writing the last one is proving harder than writing the first two combined. I think partly because I don’t want to say goodbye to these characters. I

How many hours per day do you spend writing?

Typically I write from 9 or 10 at night until 2. If I go to sleep at 2, I get about four hours of sleep and that’s the absolute minimum. Anything less then 4 hours and I am a drooling, crying, grumpy mess.

What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?

Hands down it’s the Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning. I love the Fever series so, so much. I think she’s a great writer and the characters and world she’s created are so intriguing. I’ve read the whole thing probably once or twice a year or so since I discovered them.

What are you working on now?

In addition to the final book in the Twilight & Dawn series, I’m also kicking around ideas for what to do next. I do that by writing short (very short) stories and seeing which one feels like it’s got the most story behind it.

The Uncovering

TheUncovering smallerTitle: The Uncovering

Author: Jes Young

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy

“Tab Bennett is normal — unusually, excessively normal. Her job as a bank teller is safe and secure, her grandfather finally let her move out of the house (at least to the cottage at the end of the driveway), and her fiancé fiercely guards her chastity, whether she wants him to or not.

It’s something of a shock, then, when Tab learns that she is the elvish queen of the fabled kingdom of the Inbetween. Also shocking is the appearance of the staggeringly confident and gorgeous elvish warrior who claims to be Tab’s true betrothed. Even amidst a steamy love triangle, Tab must tell friend from foe in an unknown world of danger, deceit, magic, and sex.

The first in the Underneath and Inbetween trilogy, The Uncovering sparkles with wit and unadulterated fun.”

Author Bio

Jes Young Author PhotoJes Young holds a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College.  She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal romance because, in spite of a complete lack of supporting evidence, Jes still believes in fairy tales, happy endings, and true love.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5827855.Jes_Young?from_search=true

 

Purchase links:

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Author Interview with Craigh MacLachlan

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I’m hosting an interview today with Craig MacLachlan, author of YA fantasy novel “Summer’s Shadow”. My questions are bolded, Craig’s responses are in regular font.

1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?

The hardest part of being an author for me is having too many ideas I want to write. I have to force myself to only focus on one story at a time and not write two or more at once because the ideas want to leap from my mind onto the page, can be difficult. So I have to commit myself to storing those ideas away and love the current story I am working on and love the others when I get to them.

2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Summer’s Shadow?

When seventeen-year-old Sierra Winters watches her physical body sink to its death, she realizes a shining silver cord connects her two halves together, but it breaks off from her bellybutton, sinks with her body, and then everything changes when a mysterious boy named Valeck saves her life.

3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?

It is part of a series.

4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?

Anywhere from an hour to eight hours a day, it really varies.

5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?

As far as my favorite book in the young adult genre, I look at Where the Red Fern Grows as one of the great coming of age books meant for MG, YA and adults alike. It’s the book that really made me want to be a writer and I still read it today.

6) What are you working on now?

I am working on Fall’s Fury, book two in the Sierra Winters series. I am also working on another YA novel I will be pitching to agents soon. Craig MacLachlan

Summer’s Shadow

BOOK COVER - Summer's ShadowTitle: Summer’s Shadow

Author:Craig MacLachlan

Genre: YA Fiction

 

When seventeen-year-old Sierra Winters watches her physical body sink to its death, she realizes a shining silver cord connects her two halves together, but it breaks off from her bellybutton, sinks with her body, and then everything changes when a mysterious boy named Valeck saves her life.
Sierra soon discovers she has stumbled upon a mysterious realm known as The Void, which is filled with mystery, intrigue, danger and love. But upon returning to The Void, she is met by a sinister man known as Maven Kodiak who can manipulate his surroundings into a sickening Rot. Maven wants the power of her silver cord all for himself so he can enter the physical world and conquer it.

On the run from Maven, Sierra struggles to understand her abilities and powers which yield some surprising results. As she and Valeck fall in love, Sierra discovers he is keeping a vital secret from her.

Can Sierra be happy sharing her life between both realms, or will she be forced to choose one over the other forever?

 

Author Bio

AUTHOR PHOTO 1 - Craig MacLachlanCraig MacLachlan lives in Post Falls, Idaho, USA and is married to Christina. Craig’s passion in life is to tell stories. He started writing at a young age and reads books every chance he gets. His first completed Young Adult novel, SUMMER’S SHADOW, Book One of ‘Sierra Winters and The Void‘, a planned trilogy, is out now and available from online booksellers and high street bookstores by order worldwide. Craig is also working on a Young Adult horror novel and has two short films, “Roger” and “Marbles: A Love Story” he co-wrote with the director. Craig won third place in a one act screenwriting competition sponsored by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Creative Writing Competition for 2011-12. Craig is also a story contributor for Young Adult Magazine as well as an article contributor for Zen Life. Craig enjoys, among others, reading, treasure hunting and exploring – and can also name all fifty states in alphabetical order!

 

SUMMER’S SHADOW is Craig MacLachlan’s first published work.

 

 

Links

 

MediaAria CDM’s website: www.mediaaria-cdm.com

 

MediaAria CDM’s profile on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8792972-mediaaria

 

Craig MacLachlan profile on MediaAria CDM: http://www.mediaaria-cdm.com/craig-maclachlan/

 

Craig MacLachlan’s profile on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805745.Craig_MacLachlan

Guest Post Serpent’s Fate Book Tour

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Guest post time! Author J.K. Hogan talks about authors that served as an inspiration for her urban fantasy / paranormal romance “The Serpent’s Fate”.

Authors That Have Inspired Me

When I think of authors who have inspired me, so many come to mind. I was an early reader so I’m sure I’ve read thousands of books in my lifetime. But I can narrow it down to three who have most impacted me throughout my reading, and later, writing.

  1. Brian Jacques (http://www.redwallabbey.com/) – When I was in eight grade, I picked up my first Redwall book at the school bookfair. It took me a little while to get around to reading it but once I did, I realized it was like nothing I’d ever read before. It was in a genre that I guess would later become MG/YA, but didn’t really have that distinction back then. While the Redwall series has appeal for younger readers, you almost have to be a little older to completely appreciate how complex and brilliant the stories are. To me, Jacques was a master of world-building and accents, which he so committed to that you could tell what type of character you were reading about by just the accent. I was lucky enough to meet him at a book signing when I was around 17 or 18 and, yes, I was one of the oldest “kids” in line. Sadly, Mr. Jacques passed away last year, and I have yet to read the final book in the series—I’m just not ready to say goodbye.
  2. Nora Roberts (http://www.noraroberts.com/) – Nora Roberts was my first introduction into the romance and romantic suspense genres. Her writing was so down to earth and real, it was what initially made me believe that I could start writing. She was a real person who told awesome stories, and she’d made a name for herself. She inspired me into thinking that possibly I could do the same thing. I still haven’t finished the first book I started after this magical revelation, but some day I will, and I’ll definitely thank Ms. Roberts.
  3. Larissa Ione (http://larissaione.com/) – Other than being an amazing author, Larissa Ione has been my role model for the kind of author I want to be, and the relationship I want to have with my readers. When I was first starting out with Fire on the Island, I reached out to her with some questions, and she always responded to my emails personally, and was very helpful and encouraging. I’ve been able to converse with her via twitter, and she has taught me so much about the value of having a close relationship with the reader. Thanks Larissa!

The Serpent’s Fate

TSF_EbookCoverTitle: The Serpent’s Fate (Vigilati, Book 3)

Author: J.K. Hogan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Can a traumatized veteran-turned-mercenary who is tormented by voices in his head be saved by the love of a wayward single mother with demons of her own? Afflicted by PTSD from serving in Afghanistan, and tormented by a childhood trauma, transient veteran Matthieu Rousseau struggles with the choices he’s made in his life. Estranged from his family, Matthieu drifts from one mercenary job to the next, until one thing stops him. Fate.

In hiding from her abusive ex-husband, musician Fate Callahan lives in New Orleans with her seven-year-old daughter. She remains in constant fear of being found, and her worst nightmare comes alive when a dark, dangerous stranger tells her he’s been hired to locate and kill her—but wants to save her instead.

Fate and Matthieu find themselves on the run together, fleeing from the hitmen and an unseen evil worse than anything else they’ll face. While just trying to stay alive, they become entangled in the battle between the Vigilati and the Lochrim; an archaic sect of witches and the evil creatures they are bred to fight. Unbeknownst to Fate and Matthieu, they are more deeply connected to the Vigilati than either of them could ever imagine.

They must join family and allies of the Vigilati to help save the human world, possibly saving each other along the way. Matthieu teaches Fate how to trust in love again, while she gives him back the one thing he never thought he deserved—family.

Author Bio

JK_PhotoJ.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?

J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visit http://www.jkhogan.com.

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Author Interview with Lisa Llamrei

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I’m interviewing Lisa Llamrei today, author of urban fantasy “Reflection of the Gods”. My questions are bolded, Lisa’s responses are in regular font.

1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?

I always find the first draft the hardest. Even with a well-planned storyline, staring at that blank screen, hoping for the words to come can be painful. Rewarding as well, but difficult.

2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Reflection of the Gods?

Newly divorced Das MacDermott longs for a fresh start. As he packs up and prepares to move out of the city, he spots a young woman being held at gunpoint by three men. Despite being outnumbered and unarmed, Das does his best to intervene. Once liberated, the victim seems oddly ungrateful, but on an apparent whim decides to join Das in his new life in rural Ontario. Aislinn, as she is called, returns the favour; with her encouragement and support, his start-up photography business takes off, and more importantly, Das is saved from loneliness and self-doubt.

Das, however, is never quite able to fully dismiss the contrary aspects of Aislinn’s nature, and is strictly forbidden from asking about Aislinn’s past. All seems too good to be true, and indeed it is. Aislinn’s unusual talents and odd behaviour, unbeknownst to Das, come from her demigod status. Aislinn is half-Sidhe, daughter of Fionvarra, Ireland’s fairy king, and a human woman. Sidhe wars have so disrupted the mortal world that Aislinn has joined with other immortals in an effort to permanently separate it from Tir N’a Nog, the fairy realm.

Born in ancient Ireland, Aislinn spends millennia as the plaything of the cruel and narcissistic gods. The pain of being neither human nor Sidhe is offset by her relationship to the Fir Bolg, another race of fair folk who take pity on her lonely state; and the refuge she takes in being Das’s lover and protector. As Das comes to accept the possibility that Aislinn belongs to a supernatural world, he discovers that the two worlds are set to collide in a way that may mean the destruction of all humanity.

3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?

Stand-alone.

4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?

I don’t write every day. My ideal schedule is twelve hours per week, but often it’s closer to nine or ten.

5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?

The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It’s not only my favorite in the genre, but my favorite book ever.

6) What are you working on now?

A novel about a young deaf woman who is, very reluctantly, dragged into the crop circle phenomenon.

Reflection of the Gods

Reflection_oftheGods_LRes_COMP_2Title: Reflection of the Gods

Author: Lisa Llamrei

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Newly divorced Das MacDermott longs for a fresh start. As he packs up and prepares to move out of the city, he spots a young woman being held at gunpoint by three men. Despite being outnumbered and unarmed, Das does his best to intervene. Once liberated, the victim seems oddly ungrateful, but on an apparent whim decides to join Das in his new life in rural Ontario. Aislinn, as she is called, returns the favour; with her encouragement and support, his start-up photography business takes off, and more importantly, Das is saved from loneliness and self-doubt.

Das, however, is never quite able to fully dismiss the contrary aspects of Aislinn’s nature, and is strictly forbidden from asking about Aislinn’s past. All seems too good to be true, and indeed it is. Aislinn’s unusual talents and odd behaviour, unbeknownst to Das, come from her demigod status. Aislinn is half-Sidhe, daughter of Fionvarra, Ireland’s fairy king, and a human woman. Sidhe wars have so disrupted the mortal world that Aislinn has joined with other immortals in an effort to permanently separate it from Tir N’a Nog, the fairy realm.

Born in ancient Ireland, Aislinn spends millennia as the plaything of the cruel and narcissistic gods. The pain of being neither human nor Sidhe is offset by her relationship to the Fir Bolg, another race of fair folk who take pity on her lonely state; and the refuge she takes in being Das’s lover and protector. As Das comes to accept the possibility that Aislinn belongs to a supernatural world, he discovers that the two worlds are set to collide in a way that may mean the destruction of all humanity.

Author Bio

Lisa Llamrei blackLisa Llamrei was born and raised in the Toronto area. She studied languages at York University. At various times, she has been an actor, professional belly dancer, holistic nutritionist, and entrepreneur. She currently lives north of Toronto with her family. Reflection of the Gods is her first novel.

Links

Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TjGeqv4e5A

The print book can be purchased here:

http://www.alcherapress.com/product/reflection-of-the-gods/

The e-book can be purchased for Kindle here:

http://www.amazon.com/Reflection-Gods-Lisa-Llamrei-ebook/dp/B00CK09R84/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1391385106&sr=1-2&keywords=reflection+of+the+gods

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Book Excerpt from The Taming

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I’m sharing a quote today from MG novel “The Taming”. Enjoy!

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The thought of the great Ellyon brought terrific fear to most any refugee. It was common knowledge throughout Eldersland especially—but the whole of the Woode, quite honestly—that the magnificent Ellyon was simply the fiercest living thing that had ever prowled the ’Fuge. And with few claiming to have ever seen him, his presence in the region was the stuff of legend. Of course, he’d never been known to hurt anyone, but the mysterious Ellyon was a bear. And, after all, there’s nothing more ferocious than a bear—or his rumor even.

The Taming

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Author: Atticus Krum

Genre: Middle Grade

I’m sharing an excerpt today from MG novel “The Taming”. Enjoy!

When a mysterious Creature appears just beyond the Hollow bearing a shiny object, it is urgent news for those living within the Refuge, especially the Council of the Glade. However, for a young shrew named Thutter, and his three friends, it becomes the occasion for an ill-advised adventure. As it is, to leave the Glade is to break the ancient Code and to surrender the protection of the unseen Elders, Rulers of the Refuge.

All the same, the four critters begin their quest with a common goal: to see a real, live Solkreat up close. As they near the strange, two-legged Animal, however, one of the travelers reveals an altogether different agenda. He wants the magic hogseye, the “hero-maker” which dangles from the Creature’s neck. According to legend, young Thutter is the only one who can steal it for him.

But the tiny adventurer isn’t the only one coveting the enchanted object. The Beastmonger, a powerful and wicked slitherer, will stop at nothing to get it, even murder. Fortunately, the Elders know this, and they too have a plan for young Thutter.

For Their plan to succeed, however, the tiny shrew must believe in Them, learning to listen for Their Voice. Otherwise, in the face of great betrayal and tragic death, the tiny shrew will lose all hope. He will fail to protect his family and the Glade from grave danger. More so, he will fail to discover his all-important role in the ancient conflict between Light and Darkness.

 

Author Bio

Krum2Atticus  never intended on becoming a writer; however, he eventually would come to realize that Magic’s stories were meant to be shared. He now spends most of his time putting pen to paper readying the tales he’s collected for publishing. Mr. Krum resides on a small farm in the Midwest with Albi, his albino ferret. He travels only when absolutely necessary. He does not care to be photographed and almost never smiles. What’s more, he dresses almost exclusively in black. He says that the latter is for simplicity sake, but those who know him are certain that he is just color blind. To learn more about Atticus, please visit his website: www.atticuskrum.com.

Links

Publisher:   www.huntlyhouse.com

Author Website:   www.atticuskrum.com

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqmQ1PIrXdgNMyYSWGq6FQ

Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Taming-Atticus-Krum/dp/0988534916

Release Day Party Edge of Civilization

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We’re celebrating the release day for literary fiction “Edge of Civilizaiton”. Happy release day!

Buy your copy on Amazon.

We also have an awesome giveaway for a $25 amazon gift card to celebrate the release. Scroll to the bottom of this post if you want to participate.

About the Book

Edge_of_Civilization_amazonTitle: Edge of Civilization

Author: Jennifer Ott

Genre: Literary Fiction

Earl Hollsopple lived on the edge of civilization in a deserted shack for nearly forty years. His life was one beautiful night of stargazing after another, until a helicopter flies overhead, and exposed his meager world. It is a sign; it is time for him to return to civilization.

Unknowingly, Earl’s journey parallels another he had deeply repressed, and that is his return from the Vietnam War. The lone survivor of a plane crash, Earl waits for rescue that never comes. He is left to find his way home alone.

On his quests, old Earl and young Earl learn lessons of survival, overcoming isolation and handling conflicts; his travels teach him not just about himself, but humankind.  Reaching pivotal points in both journeys, Earl meets fateful loves, leading to destinies that are ultimately intertwined.

Everything in life circles until we are able to answer the riddles that plaque man and humanity. Only until we take the journey, solve the problems of our own existence, do we find our way home.

 

Author Bio

Bio PicsmInspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle.  In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! She recently published, Serenidipidus and Edge of Civilization. She also is the host of the SuperJenius Internet Radio show on Artist First radio Network.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.

Links

http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Civilization-Jennifer-Ott-ebook/dp/B00IHNY3FK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392689603&sr=8-1&keywords=edge+of+Civilization+Jennifer+Ott

https://twitter.com/JenniferLOtt

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http://www.pinterest.com/superjenius24/edge-of-civilization/

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http://www.artistfirst.com/jenniferott.htm

Giveaway

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