Prepping for Promos

I was originally going to create a trifold flyer for both Miedos but I came to the realisation that I had too much information in them and repetitive pics (book covers) They also used a lot of ink.

I finally came up with the following PDF which I’m thinking of getting done professionally:

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Note: These are for handing out in the UK as I visit places. :)

Wadda-ye-fink, folks? :D

 

 

 

KAI Presents… Robert Tozer!

 

Kev’s Author Interviews Presents:

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Bio

The Dead is Robert Tozer’s first full length novel. He has graduated from the school of hard knocks, written award-winning fiction in his mind, and was not responsible for the viral outbreak which has decimated the world.

He currently resides with his wonderful wife, Jana, son, Hayden (who is a little monster but not a zombie), and two non-viral infected dogs, Baxter and Hunter, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Along with other survivors, he soon plans on acquiring a caravan of RVs and relocating to a different clime in order to escape the bloodthirsty zombie hordes.

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Warning!!!

Rob’s answers are written in blood, if you get queasy easy…

LOOK AWAY NOW!

Kev: What is your latest book about, Rob?

Rob: My novel, The Dead, is a zombie novel, but curiously the shambling dead are not the main reference in the title-the living survivors are. Each of the characters is screwed up/dead inside in some way or another. It’s those different and often times clashing and difficult personalities that I focus on.

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The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Sue Vincent

Kev:

Another fantastic Sunday Show highlighting the delightful Sue Vincent. Don’t miss it! (Well what are you waiting for? Get over to Sally’s blog… Now!) :D

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

My multi-talented guest today exudes calm and passion in equal abundance and I was delighted when Sue Vincent accepted my invitation to share her Defining Moments. During my research I came across some incredible interviews packed with information so today I am going give you a brief introduction to Sue’s life and work and then focus on what she considers those key times that impacted the direction her life was taking at the time.

Sue’s life has not all been plain sailing and in fact there have been times when tragedy and life’s events have resulted in a complete rethink in both lifestyle and location. It is clear however that these events also according to Sue, changed her outlook for the better and that love and laughter thrived.

We often joke about the North/South divide in the UK but Sue has experienced that for herself. Having made the choice…

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KAI Presents… Dr. Shinde Sweety!

 

Kev’s Author Interviews Presents:

Dr Shinde Sweety

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A Short Biography

The heart can be dissected, the brain can be spliced open, but I love to unravel the mind and emotions.

I hold a Doctorate in Medicine.
Yoga enthusiast, Student of Spanish and yearn to learn Sanskrit.
Skilled at pencil sketch.
Content to be cocooned in a dream world.

Email: sweetyshinde@hotmail.com

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Kev: What is your latest book about? 

Genre: History/ Indian Mythology

Premise: Mahabharata – India’s most complex epic.

Synopsis: I knew there was nothing poetic about death. I knew not that the most horrific battles are fought off the battlefield.

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The peerless archer; the seductive monk; the epitome of masculinity; the danseur eunuch; the warrior extraordinaire; the compassionate thinker – all in one roller coaster Life.

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A Life for A Life

The Story below is brought to you from, More Than Best Friends, an anthology in support of guide dogs for the blind. It is a collaboration of stories put together by Kevin Morris with contributions from, Sally Georgina Cronin, Valerie Ormond, Meredith Dixon Hayes, Sue Vincent, Alienora Taylor, Gary S. Watkins, Anju Lavina, Shaun Dickinson, Denise Buckley, Robin Leigh Morgan, Tim Baker, Kevin Morris and myself.

Many thanks to David Higgins, Editor and to Chris Graham for the book cover and other promotions, both of whom offered up their services and time freely to help make this anthology possible. And of course Trigger, Kev’s faithful companion. http://newauthoronline.com/anthology-to-raise-money-for-guide-dogs/

My hope is that you will enjoy my story below enough to consider contributing to the charity and downloading a copy of the anthology so you can enjoy all the other freely contributed, wonderful works within.

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A Life for a Life

Part One

The small Fiat pulled over clumsily to the side of the road. It was a deserted place, dry grassland covered in frost in the middle of nowhere, deep in the night. Stretching for miles, were the treacherous moors. Continue reading

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GREEN LIONS by Zabrisky & Rogghe

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Zarina and Simon in July of last year. They bring to us “A blend of theatre, music and dance [that] brings poetry to life.” Simon and Zarina’s interview was so popular it won them the spotlight for author of the month as well! Here’s their INTERVIEW

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GREEN LIONS

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Synopsis

A story of two souls in words and images. A medley of Duets, Diptychs and Amalgams where two voices merge and interlace. Each of the twenty-two poems in this book is illustrated by a drawing: the number of Major Arcana in the Tarot. This artistic collaboration between Zarina Zabrisky and Simon Rogghe literally dances off the page.

Review

Green Lions is a wonderful collaboration of two beautiful souls exploring each other. I stick with what I said about Zarina and Simon last year, they are unique and intriguing… as poets should be. Their collaborative work is out of this world. From the green lion transformation to surreal horses, from seductive hats to mysterious locked boxes with a way of seducing you back to the green lion, not everything is what it first seems. This is a mesmerising work that will pull you in like poetry should. The poets complement each other perfectly. They are truly two souls entwined into one.

Green lions gets a whopping five-stars from me!

Author’s Prerogative?

I’ve changed my mind!

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I’ve changed my mind folks. There will be no Miedo 3. I was going to do a third and call it, Miedo 3: Fragmented Fear. But, I’ve changed my mind. Miedo’s story ends where it should: A whole new life, in a whole new world. There is no more Miedo. He Reckoned with his fear and that was the end of it… truly. (Oops, was that a spoiler?) :D

 

 

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How I came to this decision: Upon further retrospection of my life in America, I realised I had no real fears. I thought that maybe some reactions I had from time to time, and those of dreams and recurring dreams could be used to bring Miedo back into my story through fragments of fear, but it won’t work. There are not enough fragments to warrant bringing him back. Miedo doesn’t exist in America. I lived a very fulfilling life there. Sure there were ups and downs, and a messy divorce years later, but nothing so different to anyone else’s.

 

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No, no, no. It’s me you want! :)

Therefore, I am focusing all my attention on my fantasy novellas. I will continue with my fantasy works for The Chronicles of Geo, each of which, although they are part a series, will also be stand-a-lone works in their own right. :) The second book will be, Elyysa and The Shyde of Darkness, another magical fantasy tale for the whole family to enjoy, and I hope to have it ready for the Christmas rush.

Now I’m not saying that I won’t do a third memoir. I will eventually do one on my life in America, but it will be a long time coming and completely different to Miedo.  Thanks to all you folks who have loved Miedo and Miedo 2. It’s truly appreciated. However, it’s time I moved on.

Author’s prerogative?

It sure is! ;)

 

 

KAI Presents… Grant Overstake!

 

Kev’s Author Interviews Presents:

Grant Overstake

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Kansas, USA

 

A Short Biography

Grant Overstake is a former Miami Herald Sports Writer and Kansas newspaper editor. He has been writing professionally since he was 18. He began as a part-time sports writer at The Wichita Eagle before attending the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, where he was awarded the William Randolph Hearst Award, the college version of the Pulitzer Prize. Grant also competed in the decathlon for the KU track team; and was a USATF All-American. After writing sports, news, and features for The Miami Herald, Grant later returned to Kansas to edit hometown newspapers, earning numerous awards from the Kansas Press Association. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is Grant’s first novel. His second novel, The Things We Put Away, will be released soon. In addition to writing, Grant leads Artist’s Way creative workshops for adults and is a Teaching Artist, with Arts Partners of Wichita, presenting motivational assemblies and writing workshops at schools. Grant and his wife, Claire, live in a tiny bungalow, with a great writing porch, in Wichita, Kansas.

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Kev: What is your latest book about?

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Maggie Steele is a gritty farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas who pours her broken heart into the daring sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret she cannot share with anyone, Maggie finds herself on a dangerous quest to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go. Unflinching in its exploration of a teenager’s grief with gripping descriptions of a breathtaking sport, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a rewarding read for mid-grade to adults.

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The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Kevin Morris

Kev:

Another amazing post from Sally’s Sunday Show folks! You don’t want to miss this one! :)

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

Welcome to Defining moments and my guest this week is not a stranger to us here in blog world. Most of us have a tough time being consistent with our posting and find juggling full-time jobs and other commitments a bit of a stretch at times. However, Kevin manages to work full-time in London, write and publish books and post interesting articles on his blog New Author Online. The added twist to this is that Kevin uses software that most of you reading this will never have to utilise.

Kevin has been blind since a blood clot caused severe damage when he was just 18 months old. Whilst he possesses enough vision to distinguish between light and dark and can see the outlines of objects he requires the assistance of Jaws (Job access with speech) and braille to use his computer.

However, you will find as you enjoy conversations…

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Never Turn Back KINDLE

NEVER TURN BACK by Lorna Lee

 

Never Turn Back by Lorna Lee Earl

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I interviewed the lovely Lorna back in October last year (2014) and I have to say, in so far as having more than her own fair share of troubles in life, she’s a pure delight to have around and I thoroughly enjoyed doing her interview: Lorna’s Interview 

 

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SYNOPSIS (by Lorna Earl)

Meri Vaarsara had a dream and something to prove. She also had incredibly bad fortune and even worse timing.

Her dream was to become a famous fashion designer in Paris, a dream born from a need to prove herself worthy of love and a happy life, something her stern Finnish mother never fostered but her seafaring father always knew was hers for the taking. So at the tender age of sixteen, Meri left the security of her family and her home for a country where she didn’t speak the language and she didn’t know a soul.

Paris in the late 1920s was not friendly to immigrants, even those with extraordinary talents. Forced to find work as a domestic, Meri forged ahead through turns of fate and misfortune as Paris braced for Hitler’s invasion. By choice, Meri becomes a single mother caring for her half-Jewish daughter throughout the occupation of France. Once the war was over, she used her feminine wiles to find her way to America, the land of milk and honey, with the hope of finally being able to work as a designer in a New York fashion house. But that too was not to be, until fate and a kind stranger stepped in to help.

REVIEW:

Never turn back is a remarkable historical fiction inspired by tales of Lorna’s grandmother. One cannot tell apart the fact from the fiction as we follow the path of one woman’s incredible journey in life from when she sets her sight towards France with the aspirations of becoming a seamstress and working her way up in the fashion industry to how she changes from being a naive teenager and young adult to a woman who learns, pretty much the hard way, how to deal with the harsh realities of life becoming a very mature person if still not a rather vulnerable one.

The main part of this story is when Meri lives in France. Lorna does a great job of presenting us with a brand new perspective of what life was like for the French people during the Nazi German Occupation. The persecution of those who were of Jewish origin, the fears of treachery even in one’s own household, and constant worrying of what may happen next. It’s something I never really thought of and could never have imagined. 

Lorna’s tale grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t disappoint as it draws one in deeper and deeper all the way. It is an extremely well-written work and in all honesty, I cannot fault it, in the least. This is a five-star work for me.