Many independent authors feel invisible. They write, publish and promote their books as well as they can, but they still can’t get sales, can’t find readers and can’t get reviews. In this episode of Behind The Pen, I chat with Mark Anthony Tierno. This is an author that has been writing and publishing for years. With over 30 books to his name and the size of these novels are enormous. We’re talking close to War and Peace size. But don’t let the size of his books put you off. The magic, the characters and the world building in his series Maldene, could rival the epic fantasy adventure, Lord Of The Rings.
Let me introduce you to Mark Anthony Tierno
Please help Mark become a visible author, by sharing and even reading his work.
If Amy Rivers had her way, she would stay and keep studying for as long as she’s able. But having your own business, a family, and being a full-time author, has halted her addiction…. for now.
Not only is Amy a successful author, she’s also a pro when it comes to internet marketing. She has a major in Philosophy and Political Science and many other academic achievements and still can’t make up her mind whether to become a lawyer or not.
Amy Rivers writes novels, short stories and personal essays. She is the Director of Northern Colorado Writers, and was chosen as 2021 Indie Author of the Year by the Indie Author Project.
Her novel All The Broken People was recently selected as the Colorado Author Project winner in the adult fiction category. She’s been published in We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, Flash! A Celebration of Short Fiction, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, and Splice Today, as well as Novelty Bride Magazine and ESME.com.
In April 2021, Complicit, the first book in the A Legacy of Silence series was published. It recently won 2nd place in the 2021 CIPA EVVY Awards.
She was raised in New Mexico and now lives in Colorado with her husband and children. She holds degrees in psychology and political science, two topics she loves to write about.
Mark M Bello was 65 when he wrote his first crime thriller.
Back in the 80’s when he was an accident and injury attorney, a case landed the small law firm he ran with his partner, that later, he based his debut novel on.
Coming up to date, he now has 7 novels in the Zachary Blake Crime Thriller series. Each book is based on an injustice that’s happened in America. And Mark covers them all. And he doesn’t seemed to be slowing down either. Mark wants to entertain, while highlighting the facts of how the justice system works or doesn’t work when it comes to some important cases and issues that affect America.
However, Mark is not stopping at just adult thrillers. He’s even working on a children book series that talks about the injustice of what can happen in a child’s life, such as bullying, prejudice and so forth.
So remember the name, as Mark isn’t afraid to stand up (or write about) his opinions and what he truly believes. As the saying goes, ‘The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword’ and Mark is proving that with the issues he’s taking on in his books.
Would you believe this is a title to a book? Oh, and a mystery spiritual romance of all genres. Mary K Savarese is as quirky as the titles of her books. It’s the titles that inspire her to come up with a story, not the other way round.
Mary was lucky enough to see a Siberian tiger enjoy a huge vat bubble bath while the keeper sprayed Obsession perfume on its tongue. And if you think that a quirky and strange title, wait until you hear the next one.
Mary is such a positive and bubbly person it was a pleasure to talk about her books and future plans and just how exhausting writing and finding a publisher is.
Is Lauren the real deal? Skeptics and those that think they may have a gift, need to watch the following video.
I started my chat with Lauren asking how does a Psychic get endorsed. And the answer is she was put to the test numerous times by two established boards of specialists in the field.
The test was talking on the phone to strangers and reading them and being correct to what she felt and heard.
There is much more to this story, which you will learn through this video.
I can honestly say I’ve never gone through anything like this before. It was enlightening, amazing and she just left me in awe. And it was one of the most emotional events I have partaken in.
Do enjoy this very special episode of Behind The Pen.
Since the video, I have now realized that EVERYTHING she said was related to the three people that came through. Every word, number, statement she made, was correct. But it took me at least 24hrs before all the pieces came together.
You can book an appointment with Lauren, or buy her book here.
Elliott Mason debut novel was The Arlington Order, which takes two major events in history in the Civil War era, orders for the assassination attempt on Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the mystery of the gold treasure that vanished without a trace. Moving on 150 years later two historians stumble on clues. (no spoilers)
His second book is an exciting thriller adventure, but you’ll have to watch this episode of Behind The Pen, where I chat with Elliot to find out more about it.
Elliot Mason grew up in Southern California. He graduated from USC in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in history, and went on to complete his master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University.
For many years, he was a featured and contributing writer for several websites, blogs and trade magazines. In late 2019, his first suspense thriller, “The Arlington Orders”, was released to much critical acclaim. Featured on radio interviews, podcasts and television shows, Mason’s work struck a chord with the public as it touched upon many of today’s hot button topics, making him one of the most in demand new authors.
His eagerly anticipated follow-up novel, “The Legal Killer”, was released in the spring of 2021. It’s controversial subject matter has already created a buzz among fans and critics alike, and will certainly be one of the year’s most talked about suspense-thrillers. In addition, he has two more novels in the works due for release in 2022 and 2023.
Mr. Mason still resides in California and is currently active in writer’s workshops, book readings and signings and other appearances.
I was honoured to chat with the founder and director of this foundation, Dawn Witte. She has such positivity in everything she says and wears her heart on her sleeve. She sees the good in everything and can always turn the negative into a positive just by her smile and speech. You can feel her love and compassion radiate from her. She has such a light inside her, that you can’t help feeling joy when talking with her. She’s all about love and wants to help and give out this positivity to as many people as she can. After my chat with her, I now think of her as an Earth Mother. Watch the video to understand why.
If you would like to find out more about the Desire to Inspire Foundation or even donate to help, please go to…
The Desire to Inspire Foundation is dedicated to collaborating with partners globally in an effort to provide communities in need with basic necessities, vocational and educational opportunities, and the action needed to uplift one significant life at a time. We ask that all of those we help do the same for others. This is how we change the world. Extending the ripple of kindness far beyond one’s reach.
‘In addition to helping others through coaching and her foundation, Dawn is currently working on a branded skincare and fragrance line which will help raise money for her sustainability projects in Africa. No matter the challenge, Dawn believes in Pamela Leo’s words, “Children need at least one person in their life who thinks the sun rises and sets on them, who delights in their existence, and loves them unconditionally.”‘
About the book; The book “The Story Of Dots…” is set against the backdrop of the author’s real life. It takes into account the experience that she had to handle in coping with friends, family, strangers, stranglers. It takes through a rollercoaster ride of the impact of social media. It talks about the voids in a person’s life and the need to grout it as & when required. It talks about the richness of the punctuations in English language specially the mere ‘dot’ with a focus on the power of words to make you feel low and high at different times. It takes you through the different time zones of the author’s life, all coinciding towards the fierce well, the dot. It encourages to fight the mental health issues created under the influence of the mingled yarns.
We all have heard of that phrase, ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Whenever there is trouble in life we always seek a friend who will listen to our problems.
But how many times can we express our feelings without having the fear of being judged by the same person? We can’t.
In the book named, ‘STORY OF DOTS…’ author Zarin Ali, starts by talking about her childhood memories and puts forward her various learnings so that we face our problems more consciously and make rational decisions at every step of our lives.
She beautifully explains the transition that she underwent while she was growing up, from being a child to a teenager, the way she became accustomed with the ways of the world.
The book, written in lucid language, is divided into nine chapters, is a must-read for all, especially the teenagers, who find it increasingly difficult to face the challenges in life.
Zarin Ali, is an author of Indian origin born in Ahmedabad. After having an illustrious academic career in KV Ballyganje, Kolkata, she pursued the Masters in Applied Geology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2017. Ever since, she has been an active geolog
ist in Exploration with a passion for writing, acting in monologues, short films & modelling.
I chat with Linwood Jackson, a poet and author of an upcoming YA fantasy novel. But Linwood is more than just a writer. He’s a speaker of philosophy a teacher of love but not the literal kind of love. His thoughts and beliefs can be confusing to some but he has a clear vision and that comes out in his poetry and across in the chat we have.
Linwood Jackson Jr. is an author writing on mental and spiritual health, and on its life-altering benefit. He is someone who believes in the power of the Bible’s words when sincerely exercised and studied. Through his books, speeches, and discourses, he encourages to think and feel for self, that self-love may bloom into self-possession through the knowledge acquired from experience. This, he says, betters the personal and devotional life not only for the person but also for all around them.
I will tell who is is NOT. She not an editor of a magazine that talks about dieting and how to lose weight, advertising stick thin models and promoting how we all should dress and ignoring the real women and men out there. Ignoring diversity.
Jackie Bertolette is a women on a ‘Mission’. She has opened up a platform that allows a never before seen, designer a place to showcase their work, a makeup artist that has never had the opportunity to work with catwalk models. For models of all shapes, sizes, race and sexual orientation . Everyone is included. Diversity is a must for Jackie and her volunteer staff of Haute Ohio Magazine.
This magazine may centre around Ohio and the Mid-West. but it’s download and shipped world-wide. Sadly it hasn’t reached the shelves where the top editorial magazines sit.
But it really should.
Jackie is such an awesome person for what she doing, that other magazine editors and creative directors should sit up and take notice. Things have changed and Jackie is embracing this change with open arms.
I get the opportunity to chat to Jackie about Haute Ohio Magazines and all the small business she owns and is involved in. This is a must watch interview.