Books Cubed: Interviews, Raves, & Reads

Each week I chat with Authors you should be reading.

June 10th, 2021    

The Way of the Saints - Elizabeth Engelman discusses her award winning novel that follows 3 generations of Puerto Rican Woman

Good Adventures,

I'm so excited to introduce you to author Elizabeth Engelman. Her novel, The Way of the Saints is one of the best I've read this year and won the Nilson prize for a first novel. I see many more awards in the book's future. 

If you'd like to comment on today's show, head on over to our YouTube channel. 

Pre-order The Way of the Saints now - https://lizzyengelman.com/home/

It will be out September 2021

You can also support your local book store by ordering from them directly or through https://bookshop.org

If you only shop on Amazon, you'll find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Saints-Nilsen-Prize-First-Winner/dp/1733015337/

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

Melissa

 

May 27th, 2021    

A Feverish Cyclops and a Magic Carpet - It’s Writing Prompt Time!

Good Adventures,

I'm so excited - it's writing prompt time. Today, I'm joined by my Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series co-author Lisa Mahoney and our good friend space opera author A.L. Bruno. We roll dice, write, and read, cutting out all that boring stuff while we write.

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

A new favorite singer/songerwriter is Jay Ingram. Check him his album on itunes.

Want your own copy of a Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal? You'll find them on Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Amazon.

 A.L Bruno's Space Opera Novel Stars Forever Black.  He was on ep 101 of the show and you can hear him read a section.

If you are going to be near the Orlando area come see Lisa and I at the Orlando Books Reads con the last weekend of August. It's free to attend the book signing on Aug 28, 2021 from 3-6 pm eastern.  

And that's it. I'll see you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

May 20th, 2021    

Space Opera Author A.L. Bruno Chats Stars Forever Black

Good Adventures,

This week I'm chatting with frequent guest Tony Bruno. You know him from many of our Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Shows. Today, we're chatting about his new space opera novel, Stars Forever Black. And he reads! 

Comment over on our Youtube Channel. 

Links:

Stars Forever Black

Tony's Website

That's it for now. Until next time, go read a good book. 

Melissa

May 13th, 2021    

Book Cover Designer Mariah Sinclair talks Cozy Covers & the new Vella

Good Adventures, 

I'm so excited to welcome back my sometimes co-host Terri M. Collica. We're chatting with cover designer Mariah Sinclair today. Lots of great info for cozy mystery authors. Including what you need for the new Amazon episodic serial service Vella. 

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

https://www.mariahsinclair.com

https://www.thecovervault.com

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What do Terri and I write? Thanks for asking. 

Terri pens the Sunny McBain YA Mystery Series. Fuzzy Visions and Family Visions. https://www.amazon.com/Terri-M-Collica/e/B00OUE3URW

I write the June Nash Mysteries - How to Sex Your Snake, How to Square Your Grouper, How to Launch Your Lizard. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0887RNJDW

That's it for now. Until next time, go read a good book.

Melissa

May 6th, 2021    

Time Travel with Author Shelly Snow Pordea

Good Adventures,

I'm excited to chat with author Shelly Snow Pordea about her time travel series, surviving a cult, and her work as a coach and ghost writer. 

Comment over on our Youtube page. 

Links:

Shelly's website; (love the pictures) https://www.shellysnowpordea.com

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. You'll find my June Nash Cozy series, about a reluctant adventurer here, starting with How to Sex Your Snake. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0887RNJDW

See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

April 22nd, 2021    

Running A vulnerable 10K with a Ballroom Dancer - It’s Writing Prompt Time!

Good Adventures,

This week, Lisa Mahoney and I are joined by our friend Kristina for a Roll-W-Prompt Writing show. 

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

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

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

Melissa

 

April 15th, 2021    

Sacred Sexual Healing with mystic, muse and mentor kamala Devi McClure

Good Adventures,

This week, I have an enlightening chat with mystic, muse, and mentor Kamala Devi McClure. They’ve starred on Showtime’s reality TV series, Polyamory: Married & Dating, and been featured on Dr. Drew, Tyra Banks, and the award-winning documentary, Sex Magic. 

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links:

For their books, workshops and newsletter, visit KD's website.

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

Melissa

 

April 8th, 2021    

Ninjas & Wrestlers & Giants, Oh My! Today I’m reading the first chapter of How to Launch Your Lizard

 

Good Adventures,

Today, I'm reading ch 1 of my new novel, How to Sex Your Snake.

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Ninjas & Wrestlers & Giants, oh my!

June’s life is in limbo. Since being the personal assistant to her twin brother does not include helping wrangle his lizards up on the International Space Station—thank God—she’s got free time on her hands. Which for her, usually means trouble. But not this time. Nope, she’s just going to relax, avoid any sort of publicity, steer clear of her brother's nutty fans The Dewzers, and just hang out with Morgan. Except he's on his first case as a private eye and he needs to make one little stop. Where June's attacked by a ninja.

Well that escalated quickly.

When clues lead her and Morgan to wrestlers who impersonate the Nash twins, it becomes personal. Big June and the Bugs? Puh-leaze.

Now she’s cape deep in the world of semi-professional wrestling. And as Morgan works his way through this first case, June realizes he's in over his head and she's about to end up down for the count. Permanently!

You'll find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play https://books2read.com/u/3JRExv

And Nora's Saga over at Allegiance

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

April 1st, 2021    

Lawyers, She stories, and the Big Bang Theory with author Author Piper Punches

Good Adventures,

This week I'm talking to author Piper Punches. She reads from The Murder Lawyer and you don't want to miss this.

Comment over on our Youtube Channel. 

Links:

Find her books:

Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3gOtuhn

Barnes & Noble:

https://bit.ly/3ttNprO Indiebound.org

https://bit.ly/2OdKHGZ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-murder-lawyer

And anywhere else ebooks are sold including Google & Apple

Website: piperpunches.com

Email piper@piperpunches.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/piperpunches

Socials: @piperpunches (FB, IG, Twitter, Goodreads, Medium, Pinterest)

Sign up for her newsletter and read Part One of The Murder Lawyer for free: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4ypc62kyug

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. How to Sex Your Snake is the first novel in the June Nash Mysteries and If you're a writer, check out the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Series, I co-author.

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Banczak/e/B01N7UG4ZW/

That's it for now. See you next time. Go read a good book,

Melissa

March 18th, 2021    

Memories of Alligators at the Car Wash - It’s Writing Prompt Time Again!

Good Adventures,

This week we're joined by children's author Ginger Baerg and as usual, it's a lot of fun!

Comment over on our Youtube channel. 

Links: Visit Ginger's website

The Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo.

That's it for now.

See you next time. Go read a good book!

Melissa

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