Lisa Loucks Christenson, author of the book « Winter Bugs: 10 Year Anniversary Edition »

41n0lm7gccl-_ux250_About Lisa Loucks Christenson: I’ve enjoyed many career changes from working for the Minnesota Conservation Corps, various newspapers, radio, working as a traveling photographer, working in communications, dispatching, fulfillment and more. After years of selling my stories, articles, stock photos, books, both fiction and non-fiction, writing articles, shooting pictures, filming what I observe in the wild. I thank god every day for the blessing He has given me, and allowing me the opportunity to live my dreams: photographing His world, writing, illustrating, selling my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, and sharing my work through exhibits and speaking engagements.

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How many books have you written? If more than one, are any a series… or trilogy?

I’m working on many books right now. Most have been in progress for years because I only create one illustration per year, or write one story for the series.

Wolves of Whitewater Falls, Eagles of Whitewater, Bow Wow Detectives®, Meow Meow Detectives™, Robinwood Ridge, and my Christian Dystopian releasing in a few weeks, First Christmas in Eden, #1, 8H: Eight Horsemen of Equinox Estuary, the book trailers are on my site.

Tell us a little about your book.

winterbugsWinter Bugs is a documentary filmed on the grounds of a former ghost town, the town of Beaver, Minnesota. The land was repurchased by the State and returned to its natural appearance. I was working on my Walk the Burn documentary and was looking for a subject to include for that day. I couldn’t find anything. It was very cold, -37 below, and it was snowing, and I had to keep moving, looking. I finally came to rest on a tree, and asked God to help me, I refused to go home without finding something. When I leaned off the tree there were several red box elder bugs staring up at me. They were my answer for the day and the inspiration for writing a book on insect life in winter. If these little nymphs could be out in this kind of weather I wondered what else was out there and decided to take the entire winter season to document what I could find. For the record: I found over 300+ species in various stages of their life.

Do you have plans for a new book?

I’m working on several now. I have spent 12 years in the valley documenting several species, eagles, bear, cougar, white-tail deer, Giant Canada Geese, a Muscovy Duck in the wild, more. I plan on putting these out over the next several years.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

I meet authors every week on my radio show for Book Divas, and I love meeting them all. I really do get to meet some of the worlds greatest talent, I’m forever grateful for the experiences. I don’t care if people are new or established, we all have stories to share.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?

I am usually sitting down with zero thought to what I’m about to write. I can write up 2K words a half hour to 45 minutes, sometimes 3K if the chapter is flowing. The most I ever wrote was 36K words in one day, literally 24 hours, with only a couple short breaks. I won’t attempt that again.

Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition is a documentary filmed in the Whitewater Management Area on the land where the former town of Beaver, Minnesota once stood. A real Minnesota ghost town now shrouded by insects and wildlife who live and die each year, but as this books shows, death doesn’t always come during winter.

Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition features close-up images of insects, spiders, and caterpillars, most of the subjects photographed were smaller than a grain of sand.

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The author, Carol Margaret Tetlow, launched her book « Too Close For Comfort » last Saturday

carol-margaret-tetlow-450-x-495The author, Carol Margaret Tetlow, launched her book « Too Close For Comfort » last Saturday at the Waterstones bookstore in England. Carol Margaret Tetlow retired from general practice two years ago and now spends her time writing and playing tennis. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with nine donkeys, two ponies, four Labradors, two cats and one very long suffering husband. Here is a message received from the author:

“It was a great day! I sold 75 books in two hours. Waterstones were very hospitable and all the people who popped in to see me were simply delightful. With donations from the book sales and also general donations, Breast Cancer UK will be receiving £315 which is a fabulous amount. Please find attached some photos so you can share my day. Best wishes.”

Here is the summary of the book “Too Close For Comfort”:

too-close-comfort_frontNo matter how good a doctor you are, it is so hard to look after someone you are emotionally attached to. For a start, you don’t want them to be seriously ill and common sense flies out of the window.

Ellie is back in her home town, finishing her training to become a GP and delighted to be nearer to her parents. She has a new home, she’s reunited with an old friend from medical school days and there is the excitement of a passionate and illicit affair.

Life is good.

But both her parents are trying to protect her from an awful secret.  When Ellie finds out and the situation turns out to be far worse than anyone expected, she has to face the realisation that things are going to change forever.

This is the third of five books in the popular Teviotdale medical centre series. The first two, Out of Practice and Faith Hope and Clarity are available now.

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Now available at Editions Dedicaces: « Good Vibrations », by CB Barrie

good-vibrations_frontISBN : 978-1-77076-618-1
Format : 206 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

This story parodies the illogical and wholly unreasonable aspects of the way the law works. How its quest for ‘justice’ often leads to injustice, and how its rigid and inflexible approach to ‘due process’ makes a mockery of fairness, and hands down bizarre judgements.  The insistence that everything must be resolved in court under the public gaze, creates ridiculous situations that do nothing to dignify the rightness of the justice system. On the contrary, it shames it.

Just such a story is that of Edmund Lincoln.

It’s the fourth time ram raiders have wrecked Edmund Lincoln’s nationally famous audio and HI-Fi business, and he’s facing ruin. Exorbitant and restricted insurance, and the totally inept police investigations, mean he has little chance of recovering anything lost or receiving adequate recompense.

After the fourth break in his senior manager Mark Stepleford, painfully restores the business but another disaster strikes when a psychotic customer is thought to be shoplifting. He is challenged and draws a knife to fend off the shop staff.  Mark, realising the man is completely out of control, stabs him with a needle test probe. The man is dead on arrival at the hospital.

Mark and the two sales staff are arrested on charges of manslaughter. But notwithstanding the Crown Prosecution’s insistence on due process, the jury refuses to convict.

For a while life and business return to normal but then they are notified that their rather limited insurance is being withdrawn.  It means that the whole trading operation is now severely compromised. To protect the shop in the absence of insurance Mark designs a hyper–powerful sonic system that creates a deep sense of fear in intruders. He adds an extremely powerful low frequency sound field that causes the intruder real physical distress. Just after Christmas, during the shop’s week long shutdown, they are called by the police. The shop has been hit. They are horrified to learn that on inspection the police have found five dead bodies in the shop – all of them having suffered agonising deaths. Edmund Lincoln is arrested for murder.  He is outraged – thus begins his fight against the CPS and the whole apparatus of the legal process.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

cb-barrieI trained first in applied physics (BSc) followed later by post-graduate studies in economic & industrial history (MPhil) business studies (DipBA) and later a PhD in metrology. Following a successful career in strategic research/technology and administration, I began to parallel academic authorship with writing popular science and biographical articles for various technical and innovation magazines.

Apart from a fascination with inventors, inventions and new technologies I also enjoy writing ‘off the beaten track’ fiction, particularly when it leaves the reader slightly breathless. My publication record covers 11 Books (academic, fiction and humour) under various names and pseudonyms along with 68 research papers and umpteen popular science and innovation articles.

PRICE : 17.70 US$

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