Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Linda Yezak - Authorview

Linda Yezak

I am (what you do): An Author/Editor/Speaker/Coffeeholic/Manager of the Nut House

My best trait: My amazing ability to walk with a foot in my mouth

My bad habit: My amazing ability to put my foot in my mouth. Sometimes both.

Qualities I admire: Tact.

What I like to read: Just about everything

What I write: Romantic comedy, chick lit (a term no longer used. Sigh.)

What I watch: Food Network, Hallmark channel, UP Entertainment, Inspirational Channel—and Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Bluebloods.

My family: is my most precious God-given gift.

My favorite food, snack, or beverage: I like junk food—hamburgers, hotdogs, tacos—and downright trash, like Cheetos, Fritoes, and anything containing chocolate. (Bet you thought I was going to say "coffee," right?!)

What I love to do: have one-on-one time with family and friends

What I admire: Talent

What makes me happy: Being loved

What makes me sad: N/A (the answer would be way too long)

Betty: Thanks, Linda, for taking part in Authorview!

Linda's Bio:

Over twenty years ago, after a decade of life as a "single-again," author Linda Yezak rediscovered God's love and forgiveness when He allowed her a second chance at marital happiness. She is now living her greatest romance with her husband in a forest in East Texas. After such an amazing blessing, she chooses to trumpet God's gift of second chances in the books she writes. Linda's novels are heart-warming hallmarks of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

Linda's Books -- 

The Cat Lady's Secret  
Emily Taylor loves to help people, loves to ease their burdens and make their dreams come true. But when a conman ruins her reputation, she discovers that helping others is safer and easier from behind the scenes.

When one of Emily’s gifts captures the attention of an avid journalist, her identity as the town’s anonymous benefactor—and her renewed relationship with her high school sweetheart—are threatened.

As her private life begins to unravel, she realizes the one hope for regaining control lies behind prison walls.

You can find more of Linda's delightful books here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shirley Kiger Connolly - Authorview

Nickname or “wannabe” name If you don’t have a nickname, you can choose one you’d like, that tells us a little bit about who you are:

When my sister and I were young we used to trade pretend names: Mergatroyd Glutchensnable and Thusneld Burpsack (can you believe it). I don't think I'd use one of them these days.

I am (what you do): Often scatterbrained (call those "Shirley-Days")

My best trait: Hmm, there are so many (hardly)

My bad habit: Scratching

Qualities I admire: Humor over Criticism

What I like to read: Human Interest stories and feature stuff about people

What I write: words mostly

What I watch: Classic Movies and Nicholas Sparks movies. I could watch The Notebook a million times.

My family: My immediate family is very close

My favorite food, snack, or beverage: Mexican food, Good n Plenties, Icewater with lime and sugar (not all at the same time)

What I love to do: buy shoes, decorate, fix big fancy dinners (only occasionally)

What I admire: positive people

What makes me happy: being a Christian and having a family that loves me

What makes me sad: negative family members and people that make fun of the Lord

I believe: the Lord is coming soon for me and those who love Him

Shirley's Bio:
Shirley Kiger Connolly, daughter of a 1940s mystery writer, enjoys penning historical fiction romances and books filled with lighthearted devotions and reflections. Shirley majored in English and Journalism, later joining the graduates of ICL. Shirley was blessed to discover her first Decisions historical romance, Say Goodbye to Yesterday, won 2nd place in the RWA Ida Awards contest. Her second Decisions book, That Impossible Dream finaled in the Carolyn Readers Choice contest and was also selected as a RONE nominee. Her third Decisions book, Second Time Promise just recently won Fourth Place in This year’s OKRWA- IDA contest. She and her husband reside and minister together in Central-South Texas. Readers can visit her anytime on her blog, http://apenforyourthoughts.blogspot.com, at her Author Page on Facebook, http://facebook.com/shirleykigerconnollyauthor or over on Twitter http://twitter.com/shirleyhere

Shirley's latest release:

Not Quite An Angel

Sir Geoffrey Wentworth thought he knew every alluring woman in San Francisco by now, until on the night before his return to England he meets and is mesmerized by the mysterious Lady Delphia, the daughter of a French Marquis. Not only has she appeared out of nowhere, she unwittingly steals his heart.

When Sir Geoffrey tries to learn more about this irresistible lady of the night, the two are caught in the middle of a severe San Francisco earthquake. Sir Geoffrey soon learns this woman of mystery is no daughter of a marquis, at all, but is the younger sister of a simple country parson, and already engaged to be married.

If there is anything the honorable Sir Geoffrey Wentworth, 2nd son to the Viscount of Salisbury cannot abide is being duped by a woman.

Any of Shirley’s books can be purchased at both online and print bookstores here or at her publisher’s website: here. Readers can also find Shirley’s Civil War romance here.