Friday, March 29, 2024

Sneaky peek at interview with Kathleen Marple Kalb

My next author interview is with the lovely Kathleen Marple Kalb. She first published in 2020 and writes mysteries which fall into the light/ cozy, historical and contemporary genres. 
As well as being a weekend anchor at New York City’s top all-news radio station, 1010 WINS, she's a weekday stay-at-home mom to an amazing teen and wife of a cancer survivor.

OUr chat goes live on the 1st April but if you'd like to know more beforehand, please follow her links below:

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Revisiting Laban T M’mbololo Esq

I last spoke with Laban T M'mbololo Esq in April 2023 (click here to read) and enjoyed his non-fiction book, Influence: The secret of selling. I was keen to catch up and find out what he's been doing:

'I embarked on an important exercise on the most extensive revamp of my book “Why Are Dumb People RICHER Than You?” for republishing, by including three new additional chapters, updated content, revisions and sequencing the chapters for optimal flow, and working with better professionals to represent my vision, and showcase it as new and improved while retaining the original material, that will propel it to a bestseller status.  

Here is the synopsis after including a new chapter, “Why Financial Intelligence is not Taught in Schools”: It unravels an intriguing question, and what has been a mystery for so many years, and is a perfect blueprint with insights on self-educating. The tools provided are tailored for life-long success, and summarizes the chapters with brief overviews and key action points.' 

Sounds fascinating! What does he have planned going forward – is there anything readers should watch out for?

'I’m due to appear on a TV interview on the Mike Briggs show on “Central Valley Talk” based out of CA, U.S.A.' 

That would terrify me! Is there anything else he'd like to share?' 

'I have included an additional chapter in the book towards the very end, entitled, “How to put it into Action.” Now this is important because many self-help books end up not been transformational, and only temporarily motivate you, but then motivation has a very short shelf life.

The chapter reveals the three reasons why the motivational talks you have been attending or self-help books you have been reading have not had an impact in your life, and the importance of understanding the brains physiological processes, and what you need to do in order to make a shift in your circumstances and benefit from the literature you have been consuming in self-help books and motivational talks.

Wonderful! If you'd like to learn more about this knowledgeable author and the wealth of experience he has to share, please click on his links below:


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Monday, March 18, 2024

Revisiting Helen Sedgwick

I chatted with Helen Sedgwick in June 2022 (click here to view) and loved her book, What doesn't break us. I was keen to find out what had happened since our chat:

'The last time we spoke was shortly before my folk horror crime novel, What Doesn’t Break Us, was released – which seems like so long ago now! That book was the final instalment of my trilogy, The Burrowhead Mysteries, and after having spent several years writing crime and folk horror it was a joy to move on to write something completely different: I’ve spent the last two years working on a science fiction series!

I’m now in the final stages of redrafting and editing my sci-fi series, which is currently three books and might be extended to four. Because I’m a multi-genre author I get to change genre and tone and, in this case, my entire approach and thematic heart from book to book!

I have written the whole science fiction series simultaneously because the books are inter-connected using ideas from quantum entanglement, so in a sense they form a whole entangled ecosystem. Set on four strikingly different and distant planets, they explore the strength of our connection to the natural world and to one another, by reimagining how we live and the possible societies we might create after environmental collapse. You can expect quantum technology, entirely natural woodland communities, gender-fluid society, love stories, political rage, social anarchy, regenerating mycelium, an extension of what family means, and a blurring of the lines between utopia and dystopia; between science fiction and our present-day reality.'

Oh wow! I can't wait to read them! What does she have planned going forward – is there anything readers should watch out for?'Because I’ve been writing all the novels in my sci-fi series at once, it has been a long term project for me. I’m hoping to have them all finished and sent to my agent by the end of this year. 

After that, hopefully, they will be published – but at the moment I don’t know if they’ll be published all at once, or sequentially, or in a box set or with some other experimental form of publishing schedule. Not only are the books interconnected but they can be read in any order, and each book deepens the reader’s understanding of the others, so there’s a lot to play with when it comes to how they are published. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens!'

It will be interesting to see what happens! If you'd like to find out more about this talented author, please click on her links below:





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