Welcome once again to my Thursday Throng interview and this week it’s my great pleasure to introduce you all to Gwynneth White, the author of the Seth and Erin novel, Pledged. Gwynneth hails from a small town outside Cape Town in South Africa, where she lives with her husband, not one but THREE teenage daughters, two dogs, a cat, a horse and some neglected fish.
In this week’s Thursday Throng interview I have Becca Chopra, a yoga and meditation instructor and wannabe “mermaid” on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the chair. Chakra Secrets, is a fabulous autobiographical book in which Becca shares her sizzling personal story and the yoga and chakra balancing tools that have helped her on her personal path; and she is generously giving away a FREE SIGNED copy to one lucky commenter on the interview.
This week’s Thursday Throng Interview is with Susan Scott, the author of ‘In Praise of In Praise of Lilith, Eve & the Serpent in the Garden of Eden & Other Stories’. In addition to her interview, Susan is giving away a copy of the Kindle version of her book to one lucky commenter, see the end for more details. Susan lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has been interested in Jungian psychology for many years after her first introduction to the theory of C.G. Jung while doing a post graduate degree in clinical psychology. She was an essential part of The Transvaal Centre for Jungian Studies (a non-profit organization) in the late 1980’s and 1990’s in Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as part of the first group in South Africa to study Jung through Centerpoint, an organization based in the States whose purpose is to bring Jungian teachings to the wider public. She has lectured on Lilith, Eve & the Serpent in the Garden of Eden to Jungian groups on a few occasions and has also been on radio to a receptive audience. This is her first book. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, is married and has two adult sons.
In this week’s Thursday Throng interview I am pleased to welcome Denise Hartman, a full-time journalist and freelance writer for magazines and newspapers who now lives in Spain. Denise is also a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former local chapter president. This week she is offering one of my readers the opportunity to win a free eBook copy through Smashwords which allows you to download the right version for your reading device, or a PDF version to print out if you don’t yet have an eReader
This week I’d like to welcome Destiny Allison, author of an autobiographical book called Shaping Destiny, to the hot seat of my Thursday Throng interview. Destiny is a self taught sculptor living in Santa Fe who struck a chord with me because of our shared interest in empowering women. As well as doing this interview, Destiny is also giving one lucky commenter a signed copy of Shaping Destiny.
Today I am lucky enough to have not one, but three, eCopies (Kindle, Nook, etc ….) of Tony Slater’s book ‘That Bear Ate My Pants‘ to giveaway in my Thursday Throng Interview. Just the title was enough to hook my interest and the email he sent me describing the book had me salivating with anticipation. Hailing from the UK, it turns out that Tony wanted to be an actor, not just any actor but being a Mel Gibson lookalike 🙂 he wanted to be a supermegastar; then reality kicked in and he realised he wasn’t actually that good an actor. He decided to take his experience of working in more menial jobs and enjoy them abroad instead.
The Thursday Throng Author Interview, is a weekly event that showcases indie and small publishing house authors. The purpose of the interview is to introduce the author to a new audience rather than a book promotion per se. This set of guidelines is designed to help us both get it right with the minimum of effort. I’ve broken it down as far as I can and included the interviews that are coming up in the future. You can find past author interviews by clicking here.
This weeks Thursday Throng interview is a real corker with a free copy of the book in either pdf or .Mobi (suitable for the Kindle) format for one lucky commenter AND a Kindle Fire up for grabs on Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar’s blog. She is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005.
Moving to the Arabian Desert was good in many ways, since that is where she met her husband, had a baby, and made the transition from writing as a hobby to making it her full-time gig. She has published three e-books this year: Mommy but Still Me, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, and Coloured and Other Stories. Since she joined the e-book revolution, she has dreamed in plotlines.
It’s Thursday, it’s nine o’clock and I’d like to welcome Joe Cawley author of More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman into the studio today as my guest on the Thursday Throng author interview slot. Joe hails from the UK but now lives in Tenerife and is an award-winning travel writer whose work is published in The Sunday Times, the Times and Conde Nast Travel.
As well as doing this interview, Joe is also giving one lucky commenter a signed, paperback copy of More Ketchup than Salsa, and I know whoever get’s it is going to laugh as much as I did when I read it.
This weeks guest on the Thursday Throng is Wendy Knee, the author of two books, Never Die Wondering and Get Cracking. She is working on a third, a travelogue and memoir called Travels with Granny and is due to finish her fourth very soon. She is also a co-founder of the Charmouth Literary Festival, which will be taking place on 8th September at Charmouth in Dorset.