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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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An interview with Victoria Bolton, author of the book entitled « Rude Boy USA »

me_siteVictoria Bolton lives in New York. A graduate of the College of Westchester, she works as a computer technician in schools and as a part-time actress. Here a description of her last book entitled « Rude Boy USA »:

Say good-bye to the era of godfathers. The Chimera Group has put a new face on organized crime. Mob boss Bernie Banks and his associates—John, Ben, and Jerome—differ from your ordinary Sicilian and Irish mob families. Two white, two black, they style themselves after the Rude Boy culture made popular in Jamaica.

Operating as an investment shell company supported by illegal activities, the Chimera Group hopes to become as powerful as other crime families and gain respect from the Cosa Nostra. Bernie, a war veteran of Jewish and Greek descent, begins his business in his apartment and grows it into a multimillion-dollar empire. He and his crew resemble a more sophisticated subculture of urban street gangsters with their Ray-Ban sunglasses, loafers, and debonair style. But they want fear and admiration.

Their efforts draw the attention of the rival Ambrosino family, and they face internal strife when one of the associates begins dating a former Playboy Club waitress who wants in on the group. Will they make it to the top, or will they fall?

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

Rude_Boy_USA_new_cover_jpgThe Rude Boy USA books are in a trilogy. When I first started typing it, I had no intent on making this into three books but as I got into writing, I discovered that there is a lot to this story that needs to be out there. There may be more with this story in the future. I have a few ideas that I have in mind. One of them is making a prequel to Rude Boy USA but that is still in the idea stages. I also thought about making a spin-off but that will be later on down the line.

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?

Keep working despite all of the obstacles that may be in your way. Block out naysayers and focus on your art.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?

I write naked sometimes. It was hot this past summer and sitting under an air-conditioner costs money. I wrote all three of these books sitting on top of my bed. It’s comfortable and when I get tired, I can just fall right to sleep.

Tell us about someone or something that just made your day –

The smallest things make my day. Just now I got bonus onion rings in my French fry order. I am happy as hell about that.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews – the good and the bad –

Book reviews scare the crap out of me. I’d rather not read them because you are not sure if a reader is going to give you praise or rip you to shreds. I’ve had both happen to me. I do however enjoy criticism that is well thought out and insightful. Of course, you can’t pick your critics so on occasion, you may get the guy or girl who just yells “you suck!” and run.

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An interview with Steve Magill, author of the book “Revelation and the Age of Antichrist”

steveportrait02Steve Magill is a retired pastor with over forty years in the ministry. He continues to teach and write on the last days, evangelism, and Christian growth. He hasfour grown children and two teenage boys. He lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

“Revelation and the Age of Antichrist” is a brief commentary on the book of Revelation. It follows the natural ordering of the book of Revelation. By following the order of the book of Revelation, the ordering of last day events are placed in their proper ordering.

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HERE THE INTERVIEW:

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

This is my third book. My first book is 48 pages and was written to support my evangelistic efforts to leave with those I speak to about Jesus Christ. It focuses on scientific and historical rationale for believing in God versus not believing. My second book is a collection of stories written in a fairy tale, fantasy styel that I told to my six children over the years. My youngest son came to me one day when he was about ten and said, “Dad, if you put your stories in a book, I could read it and put it on my school reading list.” I did, and he did.

Tell us a little about your book.

CoverRevelationlrg1700x“Revelation and the Age of Antichrist” is a brief commentary on the biblical book of Revelation. Its focus is to follow the natural order of the book of Revelation and let its literary transitions and flow of thought reveal a timeline of earth’s final years when the one called the Antichrist is upon the world scene.

Many have asked “Why anyone should want to read and try to understand what many call such a confusing book?” It’s an important book to read because it is the only book in the Bible where we are given a picture of God giving the Revelation directly to Jesus to give to His people. Not only did God give the revelation directly, He gave the revelation in picture form with sound. He gave an hour and a half video so John could write down exactly what He said without reinterpreting the imagery. This revelation is so important that there is also a promise of a special “blessing” to all who reads, hears, and embraces the revelation.

What I find amazing about the book of Revelation is that what the Apostle John had written down as his future is now our present. With all that is going on in our world today with Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and Islam, we find that the book of Revelation reveals why Great Britain and the United States are giving leadership to the world today at the same time that Russia is making many alliances with its Islamic neighbors, Islam is spreading its terror on every continent, and our world leaders increasing talk of moving toward a new world order where the nation’s economy merge as one.

Do you have plans for a new book?

Actually I am finishing up a book now that will soon be going to press. The premise of the book is, Does God have a prophetic/historical timeline outlined in Scripture that has a beginning, an end, and a sequence of events that does not need to be rearranged and reasoned into place? The resounding answer is—yes! When we know God’s timeline, we also know the ordering of last day events and where we are on the prophetic timeline. You can be on the lookout for its release by going to my website at www.ageofantichrist.com.

Cats or dogs?

Okay, since you asked … it is definitely dogs. What can I say … dogs are definitely man’s best friend.

Where can your readers stalk you?

Stalkers can visit with me at:
www.AgeofAntichrist.com
www.ReturnAmerica.com

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