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    Books,  Interviews

    Interview: Time Travelling With Craig Hallam

    Today on Rock Paper Spirit, we’re doing something a little different. I’ve stolen a time machine and travelled back to Victorian London with author Craig Hallam, who has written the Alan Shaw books, a series of steampunk adventures set in – you guessed it – Victorian London! Craig, welcome to my site and to the 19th century! Can you tell us a little bit about the Alan Shaw books please? Hi Lacey. Thanks for having me along on your time machine. Have you noticed that everything is in black and white? How odd. This is the about the right time period for Alan’s adventures. The series is a trilogy with each book…

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    Author Interview: Wedding Crashing With Jessica Goodwin

    It’s February, spring is just around the corner and love is in the air! So, what better way to interview my next guest on Rock Paper Spirit than by crashing a wedding! I’m here with romance author Jessica Goodwin at the most glamorous society wedding you could imagine to do some writing research. I brought a toaster and added it to the gift pile so I don’t feel like a freeloader. The venue is gorgeous; chandeliers everywhere, wall-to-wall designer outfits and…oh champagne! *takes a glass* Can I tempt you to a canape Jessica? I probably shouldn’t, because I’m struggling to lose these stubborn holiday pounds, but… one won’t hurt. Okay,…

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    Romance Author Interview: Valentine’s Masquerade Ball With Atina Atwood

    Today on Rock Paper Spirit, I’m welcoming romance writer, Atina Atwood, author of the Holiday Heartbeats series. She’s just released a new book called Love Games so I thought I’d invite her along on one of my research trips today. We’re at a masquerade ball, people watching and observing all the couples falling head over heels in love. Isn’t it sweet? Atina, welcome to the blog! I love your mask!  Thank you so much! I’m not necessarily one with off-the-runway fashion sense, but I’m really digging the whole midnight black, silver, and sparkling crystal thing going on here. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your latest book?…

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    Leger’s Valentine by Lacey Dearie

    Yesterday I broke one of my own rules. It’s a rule I made a few years ago and have never broken until now. I hit publish on a Thursday. For a long time, I’ve felt like I have a “Thursday curse.” My husband used to find it amusing because there was simply no logic involved in this long-held belief. Then he started to noticed that everything in my life that went wrong, happened on a Thursday. Arguments, accidents, bad decisions; they all happened on a Thursday. Now, I wouldn’t say he believes in it too, but he is wary. Since I’ve been so unhappy and unwell recently, I decided to…

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    Interview: Hunting For Magic Treasure With Author Dianna Gunn

    Today, I’m on a quest to find a magic crown. I haven’t lost it, this is going somewhere. I’m interviewing Dianna Gunn, a fantasy author who has just released a new book, Moonshadow’s Guardian. Since she’s a fantasy author, I’m hoping she’ll know how to deal with all the weird creatures I might encounter on this quest. Dianna, welcome to Rock Paper Spirit! What’s the best way to deal with an angry dragon? Rolf, the dragon in Moonshadow’s Guardian, is anything but angry, so I’m not quite sure. But if I had to guess, it would involve hiding. In stone structures, because fire breathing dragon + wooden building = pile…