Friday, November 28, 2014

Taking Back Your Power

Do you know every time you give someone credit for anything that occurs in your life you are giving away your power? 

Every time you blame someone else for something that happens in your life, you give away your power.

It does not matter if it is something you wanted or something you did not want. 

Every time you say things like:
“It his/her fault my life is so miserable.”
“If he/she would just be nicer I would feel better.”
“It’s just not fair...”
                   You are giving away your power.

 Isn't it time you took that power back?

 Learn how to us the Law of Attraction to your advantage. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Today I would like to introduce, Author Gloria Parker.


Welcome Gloria, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to me.

Her book  
Meeting Robyn  

released June 11, 2013

Can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?

I can say just that a little. I never thought that I would do anything but be an actress from as early as I can remember, but words kept presenting themselves on paper. I wrote and produced plays in the garage and starred the neighborhood kids and charged their parents 5 cents to attend. I did well as an actress starting in my first play at 13. I studied for close to 12 years, I could have been a doctor for all the study. The acting years were great, places, people and a lot of excitement and still I wrote plays and articles along the way. 

When did you begin writing?

I guess I began writing professionally when I wrote Women's Gym and then went to work at New World Pictures, working on TV series.

What inspires you to write?

I dream what I want to write I wake up with it organized in my mind. I worked for a producer that said I had mental diarrhea, there would always be an idea in my head. I always wanted to write about my child, but a voice wouldn't come. Until one morning I woke up and then it was an easy flow. My child contributed by sharing with me stories of his life. I took them and ran with them. My husband says it's a dual memoir.

What do you do when you are not writing?

I attend to a large house in Mexico, I look after four stray dogs, and mostly I am always writing it's my job 4 to 6 hours a day.

How did you come up with the title?

We couldn't find a title...I tried a ;bunch of them out and one night at a dinner party I said to a friend I still needed a title and she asked several questions and said, why not meet Robyn."  I liked Meeting Robyn, I knew instantly it was the correct name because of the last chapter.

What are you most proud of accomplishing in your life?

I've done so many things in my life for which i am proud. It would be difficult to name one thing, but a few are the friends I have made, the love I have shared, the people I have helped, my child, and this book.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I'm working on a new book about a very dear friend of mine who was murdered two years ago. I want to remember her. Her's was a life that should not be forgotten.

How and where can we purchase your book?

My book can be purchased at Amazon,   Barnes & NobleWhite Bird Publications and you can walk into any bookstore around the world and order it.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Meet Don Martinez

First off, I want to thank you, Don, for taking the time to talk with me today.

Thank you too, Evelyn, for agreeing to be part of the tour.


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
When I'm not writing, I'm a developmental writing professor at a small East Texas college, so every aspect of my professional life deals with writing. I'm also getting the hang of being a father, with my six-month-old daughter.

When did you begin writing?

At a very early age, probably around seven or eight years old. My first memory regarding writing was getting a Young Authors Conference selection in fifth grade, which started me on the path I walk  now. I was a Young Authors selection for two years in a row, and in fact recently while rearranging my house I found the second year's manuscript, which now has a place of honor on my bookshelf.

What inspires you to write and why?

I get affected by the events and people around me. To give an example, the crux of Phantom Squadron stemmed originally from the 9/11 attacks, and my own reflections on how evil someone would have to be to perpetrate such an atrocity. Starting with the third book, the focus shifted to looking at how American politics has changed the landscape of society, in particular how partisan dogma on both sides is threatening our nation as we know it. I use my writing as a coping mechanism, to make sense of the world around me.

What do you do when you are not writing, besides taking care of that lovely daughter of your?

Honestly, I haven't been able to do much that doesn't involve writing lately, other than keeping up with housekeeping, car maintenance, and such. Of course, keeping up with Kahlan is a big chunk of my life now, so it sometimes gets hard to do any writing at all. When we do get the chance, though, me and my wife enjoy travel and movies.

Why did you choose to write this particular storyline?

I'm reaching a point in my writing life where I need to resolve some stories. Phantom Squadron has been a part of my imagination, and thus part of my existence, going on twelve years now. I've reached a point where I can't raise the stakes much higher. What could be higher than trying to find your captive family? Why, if one of them happens to be held, literally, in Hell. I'm also known as a writer who likes to torture his characters, and this seemed like a really good wringer to put my heroine through.

How did you come up with the titles for your novels?

It feels right and matches a theme. My first one was intended to be a prequel of sorts to the series, so I chose the title "The Advance Guard" to reflect that it's the origins of the team, kind of like the advance guard of an army going into battle. The second one just sounded neat, to use a Navajo word for their own people which just happened to have good alliteration with the word "dragon," so I went with it. The three books that are concluding the series are going to be thematically linked because all of them will include an important word starting with an I, just as a stylistic practice.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I have three themes that run through all of the Phantom Squadron books, three core values that my characters cherish: honor, family, and love. "Infernal Eighteen" focuses on the last two of those core values, particularly Alanna's family and her love for her father, which is what drives her to go into Hell. The single biggest message I want to give readers with this book is to never underestimate love's power.

How and where can we purchase your book?

We're doing a simultaneous print and digital release, like we've done with other books from Desert Coyote Productions, so readers will be able to buy the books through two websites ( or, through Smashwords, or through any fine online book retailer like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the like. We've thus far had some rough luck getting the books into brick-and-mortar stores, but we're still trying!

Thanks again, Don, It was great speaking with you.

The pleasure's all mine, Evelyn. Thank you again!