Books Cubed: Interviews, Raves, & Reads

Each week I chat with Authors you should be reading.

March 26th, 2020    

Live Prompts with Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal and You Can Play Too!

Good Adventures,

More live writing prompts this week! I'm joined by Lisa Mahoney, my co-author in the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series, and authors Jeannie Wycherley, Misha Safran, and Joan Mularz. They write, we chat, then they read. All in 30 minutes. 

This time we worked from the Mystery Edition and I've included the prompt we used so that you can play too! Our authors had about 20 minutes to write this time. After you've listened to the show, grab a six sided dice, roll for your elements, set your timer for 20 minutes and then share some or all of what you wrote by clicking on the comment link here. (Look for Ep 58)

Prompt Set: 

Roll your dice for your main character. Even= Your MC is alone Odd= Roll again for a companion.

  1. Cigar Maker
  2. Gymnastics Coach
  3. Lobster Boat Captain
  4. Retail Store Clerk
  5. Mall Ear-Piercing Kiosk Girl
  6. Survivalist

IF the MC is alone, add an object. Roll one number

  1. Air Conditioner
  2. Exit Sign
  3. Crib
  4. Quarter
  5. Bulletproof Vest
  6. Desk Calendar

Roll One Number for a Scenario

  1. Cleaning Up A Crime Scene
  2. Falling Into A Ravine
  3. Motor Won't Start
  4. Unclogging A Stopped-Up Sink
  5. Kids Running Through A Broken Fire Hydrant
  6. Developing Film In A Dark Room

That's it. Write down what you roll, set your timer, and get to writing! If you share in the comments, I'll read them in a future show. No time limit if you're listening way off in the future. 

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series on Amazon. KoboBarnes and Noble

Online Dice to Roll

Ep 48 Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Live Prompts

Our Guest Authors 

Joan Mularz:

 
Jeannie Wycherley:
 
 
Misha Safran:
 
 
That's it. I hope you enjoyed today's show. Don't forget to comment. Go read (or write) a good book.
 
Melissa

 

March 19th, 2020    

Spellbound Hound and Wonky Witches with author Jeannie Wycherley

Good Adventures,

On this week's show, I'm chatting with UK author Jeannie Wycherley about her two paranormal cozy series, Spellbound Hound and Wonky Inn.  

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Books are a fantastic way to pass the time since we're all finding ourselves in close quarters. Let me know what you're reading! You can comment on today's show here

Links:

Jeannie Wycherley's books on Amazon. 

Jeannie's Website.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking.

Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. https://books2read.com/u/3npXnK

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYq

That’s it for this week. Stay safe and healthy and go read a good book.

Melissa

March 12th, 2020    

Kayla Dawn Thomas talk Romance authors you should be reading

Good Adventures, 

Author Kayla Dawn Thomas is on the show this week, talking about romance authors you need should be reading.

Links: 

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

Today's guest - Kayla Dawn Thomas

On Instagram - the rippedbodice

Agents of the Crown by Lindsay Buroker (five books not three!) 

Ain't Nothing but a Pound Dog by Jeannie Wycherley

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What do I write? Thanks for asking.

Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. https://books2read.com/u/3npXnK

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYq

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

Melissa

February 27th, 2020    

Favorite Podcasts - Disneyworld & Murder. Just not together.

Good Adventures,

 

Podcasts! I'm joined by my co-author Lisa Mahoney and we're talking our favorite podcasts. She's into murder and I'm into the mouse. 

What are your favorites? What else should we be listening to?

 

Links:

Mouse and More

Disney History Institute

Connecting with Walt

My Favorite Murder

The Murder Squad

I said No Gifts

Are you a writer who loves prompts? Check out our Roll-A-Prompt series. (also on Barnes and Noble and Kobo if you hate the River) 

That's it! See you next time. Go read a good book. 

Melissa 

February 20th, 2020    

Epilepsy Advocacy with Meghan Kennedy

Good Adventures,

This week, I'm chatting with Meghan Kennedy about the new book, Visions: The Inspirational Journeys of Epilepsy Advocates. For a limited time, it's 30% off through Oxford Press. Use the promo code: AMPROMD9. 

If you have an inspirational story of your own that you'd like to share, comment here.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. You'll find my cozy series here. And my non fiction writing prompt here

That's it for this week. See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa 

February 13th, 2020    

Confidence: Diary of an Invisible Girl with YA author Paige Lavoie

Good Adventures,

I'm back after a couple of months of that junky cough. Today, I'm chatting with YA author Paige Lavoie. Books, comics, Star Wars, lots of great stuff. To comment on this week's show, click here

For more on Paige, click here. 

To buy her books, click here

For more on me and what I write, click here

See you next time, go read a good book.

Melissa

January 2nd, 2020    

Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Photos plus Xmas Story

Good Adventures and Happy New Year! 

No interview this week but I have a super short xmas story plus photos from the new ride at Disneyworld's Star Wars land - Rise of the Resistance. If you want to actually see the photos, head over to the youtube version. You might also like Ep 41. I shared photos from the opening day of Star Wars Land In Hollywood Studio. Same thing. Youtube version. 

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journals plus my other books

See you next time. Go read a good book. 

Comment on this week or any of the shows here

Melissa

December 19th, 2019    

Romance with Kayla Dawn Thomas

Good Adventures,

To comment on this week's show, click here

I'm so excited to finally chat with Kayla about her books, if you like romance, check out her work. You won't be disappointed. 

Links:

The Collection - a five book bundle.

Kayla Dawn Thomas on Amazon

What do I write? Thanks for asking. 

I'll see you next time, go read a good book.

Melissa

December 12th, 2019    

Christmas Books Revisited. An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas and the Horror Novella The Lights

Good Adventures,

To comment click here

I revisit my chats with Laura Boldin-Fournier - she wrote the delightful children's book, An Orangutan's Night Before Christmas, and Carrie Pack who features children in her horror story, The Lights. I ended up going to the tree lightening that she talked about in her story and I spent the whole time keeping an eye on all the kids, thinking, it could happen....

An Orangutan's Night Before Christmas

The Lights

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journals

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

Melissa

December 5th, 2019    

How to Sex Your Snake Ch 7 from the Audiobook

Good Adventures,

If you haven't listened to Chs 1-6 yet, you'll find them here: 

Ep 28 Chs 1 & 2

Ep 43 Chs 3 & 4

Ep 9 Ch 5

Get the Audiobook for How to Sex Your Snake here.

Check out John D Patten's Miami Burn. It's now out on audiobook!

To comment on this week's show, Ep 49, click here.  

Until next time, go read a good book.

Melissa

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