In this week’s Thursday Throng author interview, writer Cari Schaeffer get’s to sit in the hot seat and talk about her life as a writer. Her latest series is inspired by her life in the military, as a US Air Force veteran.
So, it’s with great pleasure that I can now reveal the overall category winners of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. All three winning entries are featured alongside the other nine finalists in their category in Hysteria 6, the anthology of 30 short-listed entries.
Hello and welcome to this week’s Thursday Throng author interview. This week I’m pleased to have Milica Vladova on the blog with her book, Build Your Immune System Fast. Milica lives in Bulgaria and aims to spread valuable knowledge that will help others on their journey to happiness and well-being.
Presenting Sue Williams, an author and poet who is the founder of Your Signature Success Story and creator of the Believe! book series for women. Her own Signature Success Story began when she wrote a poem called Believe! in 2012, which was the catalyst that led to her being nominated for a national Women Inspiring Women award for her writing in both 2012 and 2013. She has also been featured in magazine publications including Soul and Spirit and Kindred Spirit and appeared on local radio.
Jonathan Fesmire, lives in Southern California with his son. By day, he’s a copywriter, by evening a steampunk author, and at all times, a dedicated dad. Though Jonathan started out writing fantasy, he has moved completely to steampunk, enchanted with its aesthetics, possibilities, and implications. He’s a fan of the stories, the art, and the gadgets, and enjoys interacting with the community. In fact, Jonathan regularly interviews popular members of the steampunk community for his The Wild Steampunk Blog.
Every year I run an international writing competition for women to help raise money for The Hysterectomy Association.
Win a free copy of Hysteria 6 this year’s cover competition. I’m really pleased to unveil this year’s anthology cover. Every year the cover has been inspired by one of our three overall category winners. They still don’t know who they are, but perhaps one of them might recognise their entry through the picture.
Today, it’s Alistair Cross with his book Sleep Savannah Sleep in the hot seat. Alistair’s debut novel, The Crimson Corset, was an immediate bestseller, earning praise from such authors as Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series, and vampire-lit veteran, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Alistair also writes with international bestseller, Tamara Thorne, and together they have released several bestsellers, including Mother, The Cliffhouse Haunting, and The Ghosts of Ravencrest. ..
Although entries to the Hysteria Writing Competition close on 31st August each year, the work to complete the competition is just beginning for the competition judges and organisers. As people have often emailed to find out what happens when their entry has gone in, I thought it might be useful to give you a brief run down of what happens when a writing competition ends and the actions we then take: