Monthly Archives: March 2015

Passion for Life Publishing welcomes Author – C M Wilson

Press Release

Welcome back to C M Wilson and her new Publisher – Passion for Life Publishing.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am C.M. Wilson. I’m simple and complicated all in the same breath. I’m simple in that it doesn’t take a lot to pacify me. I am an only child, so I was taught at an early age how to entertain myself. It’s very simple to get along with me. I’m easy going, laid back and love to laugh and make people laugh. I’m complicated in the way I think. I tend over think things and make them harder than they have to be. But then again, I’m a writer – that’s what we do best, is it not?

What brought you to the world of writing?

Going on the theme of being an only child – that’s exactly how I became a writer. During the summer, my mom would give me a book allowance for the month, but I would go through those pretty quickly. So to slow me down, she would make me write a book report about each book. She should have known then that I was different, because I liked doing those. LOL. But in the midst of all that book reading, I started thinking “well it would have been better had they done it this way” or “I could have done it better.” A family member once said “then do it”… so I did.

What is your first book and what do you think of it now?

Northern Lights 1: Two Worlds Collide is actually my first completed book. I love to hate it. I babied it for 8 years before I let it out in the world. I would tear it down and do it over if the fans would allow it but I don’t have time to do that. They love it just the way it is and they want more.

What type of books do you write and do they fulfil your reader’s needs?

I write interracial romance. For the most part, right now, I write young adult. Though my first adult contemporary comes out in a couple of weeks. And I’m going to say yes they do, being that Northern Lights is on its second sequel and people are begging for more.

WoWrong Side Coveruld you like to feature a book, if so which one?  Tell us about it?

I would like to feature The Wrong Side of the Mississippi. The release date isn’t set yet but it will be out by the beginning of April.

Savannah King needs a new start. So along with her two children, Chase and Bethany, she moves from Grand Blanc, Michigan to Peach Blossom, Mississippi. She’s running away from a past that she can’t forget. With a new job as a gym teacher, in a town where she doesn’t know anybody, it looked like she was going to get the new start she was looking for.

Levi Roberts ran away too. He came back home to Mississippi after a relationship failed in Atlanta. It was just easier to leave a messy situation in another time zone. He took a job as a janitor in a high school, and all was going fine, until he got a new neighbor.

 After a rocky start, Savannah and Levi start to fall in love. A few citizens of Peach Blossom don’t like the idea of seeing an interracial couple and decide to do something about it.  During the fight to prove Levi’s innocence for a crime he didn’t commit and fighting the town for acceptance, it’s then that the couple comes to a realization. They realize that instead of running away, they needed to run towards something. Each other.

How long does it take you to write your first draft?

I have the luxury of being a full time author, so I’m able to do a first draft in about two months. Unless of course I get writer’s block like I’ve got with what I’m working on now. LOL

Do you plot or not, if so why?

I absolutely plot. Because I have writing ADHD and if I don’t plot, I have no idea where I’m going and I freeze up. I’m not married to the plot, though. If a character takes the wheel and steers it in another direction, then that’s the way I’ll go – but I at least have a GPS to guide me.

Do you write in 1st or 3rd person, or have you done both?

In 3rd but I’m going to attempt 1st soon.

How do you edit your work?  Do you leave your draft alone for a while or edit as you write?

I edit as I write. Then, I leave it be for a day or so when I’m done and then go back to it. I read it through first, making notes of descriptions or things that need to go places but I’m fixing grammar and deleting wordiness while I’m doing that. And then, I go back and fix the notes I made. Then I read it one more time. And then, I send it to the editor.

What type of people/readers do you market your books to?

16 and over. It’s not just teenagers that read Young Adult anymore.

Do you self-publish or have you worked with an Agent/Publisher.

I was just released from BraveGirl Publishing and I am now on my own, starting my own fledgling company called Passion For Life Publishing.

How do you promote your writing?

Facebook, Instagram, I have my own blog, I’m about to have my own podcast, doing interviews like this helps immensely and I’m going to start doing podcast interviews.

Where can we buy your books?

For now – Amazon and BN.com

Who are your favourite authors?

James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks

Links

www.facebook.com/p4lpublishing

http://www.passionforlifepublishing.blogspot.com

Do you have any more information you’d like to share with us?

I am in the process of rebuilding my books. Northern Lights 1 and 2 are up on Amazon and I’m working on getting the other two up.

Glow Stick new cover New NL1 cover NL2 cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Fire Questions

Favorite 80’s hair band? – It’s a tie. Poison and Bon Jovi

Favorite concert of all time? –  Trans Siberian Orchestra

If Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber were hanging off a cliff and you could only save one – which one would it be? – Selena Gomez

What would be your last meal before you faced death row? – Meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes and asparagus.

What animal would you be and why? – Dolphin. Because they’re beautiful and graceful. And who wouldn’twant to live in the water???

Thank you for your interview, it was wonderful having you here.  Good luck with your next two books.  Let’s hope they are back online soon.

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Author J C Christian – Incest Survivor.

International Women’s Day 2015


As many women out there will know we are celebrating International Women’s Day today.  

With that said, we at Plaisted Publishing thought it would be great to introduce you to new and up and coming author J C Christian.  

J.C. is an Incest Survivor who wishes to help and give hope to other women (and men) who have been through abuse.  It is time to bring it out into the open, it is time to keep our children safe.  Please read about this author on the below interview, and consider helping those most vulnerable, OUR CHILDREN.    Thanks

 
 
Introducing up and coming Author J C Christian – An Incest Survivor

Tell us a bit about yourself.
 
Today, I am a practicing social worker working primary with people with mental illness. I am happily married to a great guy who understands the special issues survivors face in intimate relationships. My husband David and I have no children though I have several nieces and nephews I love to spoil on a regular basis.
What brought you to the world of writing?
 
Before I could read, I loved to have people read to me. Stories could take me away from my own life and swept me off into another world for awhile. I don’t remember making a conscious choice to be a writer. From the time I learned to put words together, I wanted to make my own stories I think it’s just part of me. For me, I see writers as artists. The paper is our canvas and words are the brushes we use to paint a scene or convey an emotion in the minds and hearts of our readers.
What is your first book and what do you think of it now?
 
Actually, my first book is in the process of being completed now. It’s called
“Reaching for the Light: A Survivor’s Story” and it tells the story of my recovery journey being an incest survivor.  Writing this book has been really therapeutic for me and it is my gift of hope to other men and women who I know are out there still suffering. 
It is possible a similar photo to this will be used on the book cover.  Consultation is still on going.
 
What type of books do you write and do they fulfill your reader’s needs?
 
So far, my writing has totally non-fiction. My hope is that “Reaching for the Light” will fill a need among survivors and the people who love them so they know they are not alone.
Would you like to feature a book, if so which one?  Tell us about it?
 
Yes, there are two books I believe should be in every survivor’s library. The first is “‘The Courage to Heal” By Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. There is such incredible information in this book, its a must have for every survivor. 
The other is “The Sexual Healing Journey” by Wendy Maltz.  Ms. Maltz discusses the sexual healing issues faced by all survivors with such candor and yet sensitivity. My husband David and I have done some of the exercises in the book and found them very helpful.
 
How long does it take you to write your first draft?
 
I don’t know, it’s not done yet lol! But for sure its been several years in the making
Do you write in 1st or 3rd person, or have you done both?
 
Right now, i’m writing about myself so its in first person but I’m thinking my next project may be 3rd person.
How do you edit your work?  Do you leave your draft alone for a while or edit as you write?
 
Both. I’m getting better at doing a free flow draft where I just write without worrying about editing and then go back later but this is a new approach for me because traditionally I am one to edit as I go making sure each part is fully complete before moving on.
What type of people/readers do you market your books to?
 
My hope is that other survivors will find hope and inspiration in my book,. This includes their spouse and/or partners and families who love them. My hope is survivors will find valuable information on the ones they love.
Do you self-publish or have you worked with an Agent/Publisher
 
I looked at a big publisher here and found out that once they purchased the right to the book, they could do anything with it they chose. This is my life and I want to tell it my way so was thrilled to find this publisher  – thank you JC
 
Do you promote your reading
 
As much as I can and with help from those around me.
Where can we buy your books?
 
This is still undecided given the book is still being completed
 
Who are your favourite authors?
 
I love Maya Angelou, Harriett Lerner, Susan Forward, and Dave Pelzer’s “Lost Boy” serie.
Do you have any more information you’d like to share with us? 
 
Yes, the last estimate I heard  there are approximately 40 million people in the Unites States right now who are victims of incest and child sexual abuse. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18. That’s a horrifying statistic and we, as a nation and a society had better pay attention. When I was in college I did a research paper on the child sexual abuse and the criminal justice system and from that I learned most of these crimes are committed by Caucasian men between the ages of 35 and 70 and most are well educated. And most frightening of all, most perpetrators of this crime are known to the victims.  
 
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Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett on Working on ‘Draft Zero’ of a Book

A sad loss to the writing world.

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The BBC reports that author Terry Pratchett has died today at the age of 66. In April 2000, Pratchett gave an interview with The Internet Writing Journal about his book series, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, and his writing process. Here, he talks about writing “draft zero” of a book:

I’m about 10,000 words into my next book. Do I know what it is about? Yes, I do know what it is about, it’s just that I’m not telling myself. I can see bits of the story and I know the story is there. This is what I call draft zero. This is private. No one ever, ever gets to see draft zero. This is the draft that you write to tell yourself what the story is. Someone asked me recently how to guard against writing on auto-pilot. I responded that writing on auto-pilot is very, very important! I sit…

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Author J C Christian – Incest Survivor.

International Women’s Day 2015


As many women out there will know we are celebrating International Women’s Day today.  

With that said, we at Plaisted Publishing thought it would be great to introduce you to new and up and coming author J C Christian.  

J.C. is an Incest Survivor who wishes to help and give hope to other women (and men) who have been through abuse.  It is time to bring it out into the open, it is time to keep our children safe.  Please read about this author on the below interview, and consider helping those most vulnerable, OUR CHILDREN.    Thanks



Introducing up and coming Author J C Christian – An Incest Survivor

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Today, I am a practicing social worker working primary with people with mental illness. I am happily married to a great guy who understands the special issues survivors face in intimate relationships. My husband David and I have no children though I have several nieces and nephews I love to spoil on a regular basis.
What brought you to the world of writing?

Before I could read, I loved to have people read to me. Stories could take me away from my own life and swept me off into another world for awhile. I don’t remember making a conscious choice to be a writer. From the time I learned to put words together, I wanted to make my own stories I think it’s just part of me. For me, I see writers as artists. The paper is our canvas and words are the brushes we use to paint a scene or convey an emotion in the minds and hearts of our readers.
What is your first book and what do you think of it now?

Actually, my first book is in the process of being completed now. It’s called
“Reaching for the Light: A Survivor’s Story” and it tells the story of my recovery journey being an incest survivor.  Writing this book has been really therapeutic for me and it is my gift of hope to other men and women who I know are out there still suffering. 
It is possible a similar photo to this will be used on the book cover.  Consultation is still on going.

What type of books do you write and do they fulfill your reader’s needs?

So far, my writing has totally non-fiction. My hope is that “Reaching for the Light” will fill a need among survivors and the people who love them so they know they are not alone.
Would you like to feature a book, if so which one?  Tell us about it?

Yes, there are two books I believe should be in every survivor’s library. The first is “‘The Courage to Heal” By Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. There is such incredible information in this book, its a must have for every survivor. 
The other is “The Sexual Healing Journey” by Wendy Maltz.  Ms. Maltz discusses the sexual healing issues faced by all survivors with such candor and yet sensitivity. My husband David and I have done some of the exercises in the book and found them very helpful.

How long does it take you to write your first draft?

I don’t know, it’s not done yet lol! But for sure its been several years in the making
Do you write in 1st or 3rd person, or have you done both?

Right now, i’m writing about myself so its in first person but I’m thinking my next project may be 3rd person.
How do you edit your work?  Do you leave your draft alone for a while or edit as you write?

Both. I’m getting better at doing a free flow draft where I just write without worrying about editing and then go back later but this is a new approach for me because traditionally I am one to edit as I go making sure each part is fully complete before moving on.
What type of people/readers do you market your books to?

My hope is that other survivors will find hope and inspiration in my book,. This includes their spouse and/or partners and families who love them. My hope is survivors will find valuable information on the ones they love.
Do you self-publish or have you worked with an Agent/Publisher

I looked at a big publisher here and found out that once they purchased the right to the book, they could do anything with it they chose. This is my life and I want to tell it my way so was thrilled to find this publisher  – thank you JC

Do you promote your reading

As much as I can and with help from those around me.
Where can we buy your books?

This is still undecided given the book is still being completed

Who are your favourite authors?

I love Maya Angelou, Harriett Lerner, Susan Forward, and Dave Pelzer’s “Lost Boy” serie.
Do you have any more information you’d like to share with us? 

Yes, the last estimate I heard  there are approximately 40 million people in the Unites States right now who are victims of incest and child sexual abuse. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18. That’s a horrifying statistic and we, as a nation and a society had better pay attention. When I was in college I did a research paper on the child sexual abuse and the criminal justice system and from that I learned most of these crimes are committed by Caucasian men between the ages of 35 and 70 and most are well educated. And most frightening of all, most perpetrators of this crime are known to the victims.  

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