Books Cubed: Interviews, Raves, & Reads

Each week I chat with Authors you should be reading.

September 17th, 2020    

Fishnet Stockings & Experience Points. It’s Writing Prompt Time Again!

Good Adventures,

We're writing this week! 4 fun, super short stories created with the roll of the dice. Our prompt - A college student. A bonfire. Neurotic. See that episode title above, that's a hint of what we ended up with. 

Are you a writer? Want to join us? Email me at bookscubed.info@gmail.com

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series on Amazon. Barnes & Noble. Kobo

Tim Kaiver 

And that's it for this week. Go read a good book!

Melissa

 

September 10th, 2020    

Award Winning Horror Author Carter Wilson - “I don’t write series because I want to kill anyone at anytime.”

Good Adventures, 

You're gonna love this week's show. I'm chatting with horror author Carter Wilson. His recent award winning book, The Dead Girl in 2A is on my must read/listen list. Check out his website and join his newsletter. You'll thank me later. 

Comment over on our YouTube channel. 

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That's it for now. Go read a good book.

Melissa

p.s. What do I write? Thanks for asking. Gifts from strangers are never good. Especially when they’re big bundles of drugs. How to Square Your Grouper, the latest June Nash Mystery is out now. 

 

August 27th, 2020    

We got Horses! YA Equine author Laura Hesse & Romance Equine author Carly Kade

Good Adventures, 

I'm chatting with authors Laura Hesse and Carly Kade about the Equine genre in YA and Romance. 

Comment over on our YouTube channel. 

The Pro-order they mention: In Horses, Hearts & Havoc, readers will find themselves reined into eight full-length equestrian novels filled with tales of conspiracy, cut-throat competition, and love-at-first-sight romance. At the center of each story, of course, are the horses. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DTM5HY5

Links:

Laura Hesse

Carly Kade

Have you got a book to recommend? You can email me at: bookscubed.info@gmail.com

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What do I write? Thanks for asking.

That's it for now. I'll see you next time. Go read a good book. 

Melissa

 

August 20th, 2020    

Monsters, Mayhem, and Plain Old Silly - it’s Writing Prompt Time Again!

Good Adventures, 

It's writing prompt time again! Today we're working in Horror. I'm joined by my co-author of the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal series, Lisa Mahoney and Space Opera author Tony Bruno.

Comment over on our Youtube channel. Want to join us on the next writing prompt show? Email me at BooksCubed.info@gmail.com

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series on Amazon, Kobo, B&N

The new logo is from https://thekilliongroupinc.com

See you next time. Go read a good book!

Melissa

 

 

August 13th, 2020    

USA Today Best Selling Cozy & Romance Author Zara Keane

Good Adventures,

This week, I'm chatting with Irish author Zara Keane. Cozies, Irish history, time travel, and more. 

Comment over on our YouTube Channel. 

Links:

Learn more about Zara over on her website. https://zarakeane.com

What do I write? Thanks for asking. You'll find me here. https://melissabanczak.com

See you next time. Go read a good book!

Melissa

 

August 6th, 2020    

June Nash Mysteries Readers Questions and Answers

Good Adventures,

This week, my good friend Terri is asking me about my most common reader questions for my June Nash Mysteries series. 

Comment over on our YouTube channel. 

Links:

How to Sex Your Snake and How to Square Your Grouper are on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Google Play

You can get the free prequel by joining my mailing list. 

Ulta jars of hair color. My favorites are turquoise and Flamingo Pink.

See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

 

July 23rd, 2020    

Professional Bookbinder Lisa Van Pelt

Good Adventures,

 

This week, I'm chatting with professional bookbinder, Lisa Van Pelt. Check out her work on Instagram and Pinterest

 

Also, the Library of Congress is looking for volunteers to transcribe documents written in cursive. 

 

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

What do I write? Thanks for asking

 

That's it for this week. Go read a good book.

Melissa

 

July 16th, 2020    

Love on the Edge of Danger - A Romance anthology to raise money for first responders

Good Adventures,

This week, I'm chatting with romance authors, Doug J. McLeod, TK Lawyer, and Tamalyn E. Scott. Three of the four writers in the anthology, Love on the Edge of Danger. Money from the sale of the books goes to First Responders Children's Foundation so click on those links below and pick up a copy.  

You can comment on today's show over on our YouTube channel. 

Links:

Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CZBYZD
Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B35X5BS
Universal Book Link (Kobo, Nook, Apple, etc.): https://books2read.com/u/3RNqZx

Money from the sale of each book goes to First Responders Children's Foundation: 1strcf.org

Doug's website: https://www.tonanookpublishing.com

TK Lawyer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tklawyerauthor

https://tklawyerauthor.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/tklawyerauthor

Tamalyns Website: www.tamalynsbooks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tamalynsbooks

Authors Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00755ERYS

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The winner of the ecopy of Steel Guardians, from Ep 68, goes to Becky. See everyone next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

 

 

July 9th, 2020    

Screams, Hedgehogs, and Oxygen tanks! It’s writing prompt time again.

Good Adventures,

I'm joined this week by my co-author Lisa Mahoney and our guest, Will Pepper, for another writing prompt show. Will picked the genre mashup edition of our Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series. Don't worry, I cut out the actual writing so it's just the good stuff. You'll find the prompt options we rolled for today down below. 

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

https://melissabanczak.com/roll-a-prompt-writing-journal-series/

Will Pepper:

You can follow Will on Twitter @WAPepperWrites, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WillPepperWrites,  and his (and his wife’s) company Hustle Valley Press, LLC (or, as we call it, The Hustle) at https://www.facebook.com/hustlevalleypress/. Please follow them for the details about their upcoming short where all the author’s profits go to charity!

Listen for a chance to win an ecopy of Steel Guardians.

Prompts used today:

Will had: 

Romance Novel Writer

Oxygen tank

Screams Echo Through a Ship

Lisa had: 

Tree Trimmer

Stuffed Hedgehog

Called for Jury Duty

Melissa had:

Ambassador

Romance Novel Writer

Screams Echo Through a Ship

 

And that's it for this week. Go read a good book. 

Melissa

June 25th, 2020    

Robots, A.I., and Post Apoc with author Cameron Coral

Good Adventures,

We're talking robots this week! Do you love them as much as me? I knew it! You're really gonna love this week's show. Post Apoc author Cameron Coral is on talking about her latest series, Rusted Wasteland and the first novel, Steel Guardians. 

And you could win an ecopy of the book. Listen to the show for details. 

Comment over on our YouTube channel. 

Links:

https://cameroncoral.com 

https://thecareerauthor.com

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. I have a cozy mystery series, June Nash Mysteries. You can get the prequel, How to Bungle Your Jungle free here. and I co-write the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series with Lisa Mahoney. You'll find them here

Now, go read a good book!

Melissa

 

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