Guest post line-up for the Chapter Book Challenge 2016
Starting on March 7th, guest posts from the authors and editors listed below will be posted to the blog. I've given you a brief summary of the guest-posters credits here so you have an idea of what is to come. Some of the bios were sent in already, and the ones that haven't been sent in yet were created by taking bits and pieces about the authors from their Amazon author pages or from their web pages. Their official bios will be included in their guest posts. The list below is in no particular order and does not reflect the order in which the guest posts will be published. I can tell you that I have read at least one novel (sometimes more) or several short stories from each of the guests who will be posting, and, because of this, I am able to assure you of their talent and skill when it comes to the craft of writing.
*****Yvonne Navarro lives in southern Arizona and is the author of twenty-two published novels and well over a hundred short stories. Her writing has won the HWA's Bram Stoker Award plus a number of other writing awards. Visit her at www.yvonnenavarro.com or on Facebook.
SASS is a group on Facebook that helps promote new Indie authors (those with less than 3k likes on their pages) and helps numerous authors whip their street teams into shape. They also run blog tours, cultivate reviewers, and do all things bookish (there’s even a member that makes book trailers). Oh, and they do it all pro-bono. Visit them on their Facebook page and on Twitter.
Nancy Holder is a five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. She has also received accolades from the American Library Association, the American Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and Romantic Times. She and Debbie Viguié coauthored the New York Times best-selling Wicked series for Simon and Schuster. They have continued their collaboration with the Crusade and the Wolf Springs Chronicles series, and are hard at work on a teen thriller. She is also the author of the young adult horror series, Possessions, for Razorbill. She has sold many novels and book projects set in the MTV Teen Wolf, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,Angel, Saving Grace, Hellboy, and Smallville universes. She has also sold approximately two hundred short stories and essays on writing and popular culture. Her anthology, Outsiders, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2005. She is an editor and writer of comic books, graphic novels, and pulp fiction for Moonstone Books, where much of her work centers around Sherlock Holmes. She writes a column for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Bulletin. She also teaches in the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program, offered through the University of Southern Maine.
Miranda Kate is a freelance proofreader/editor, living as a British expat in Holland. She writes flash fiction and has stories in a variety of anthologies, including Once Upon a Time, 100 Doors to Madness, Twisted Tales 2015, and Spooky Tales. Miranda's most frequent genre of choice is horror.
Daniel Swensen is the author of Orison, a fascinating fantasy that follows a feisty young thief named Story. You can also find his short story Burn for free on Amazon.
Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. Her paranormal series include A Haunted Vintage Mystery Series, The Halloween LaVeau Series, the Maggie, PI Mysteries series, the Larue Donovan series, the Bayou Series, the Rylie Cruz Series, A Paranormal P.I. Mystery series, the Haunted Tour Guide Mystery series, A Haunted Renovation Mystery series, the Mystic Cafe Series, the Chase Charley Mystery series, the Hadley Wilds series, and the Trash-to-Treasure Crafting Mystery series. She can be found on Facebook.
Joy Corcoran is a writer and artist who lives in Portland, Oregon and blogs about how the arts impact and improve our lives. She reviewed books for 12 years at WEVL Community Radio in Memphis. Joy has had stories published in various regional and literary magazines. She's worked with the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Oregon Women's Caucus for Art. She also worked with the Yuhuhugs team to help create The 12 Lessons for Greatness, stories for children and essays for parents on values.
Melissa Gijsbers is an Australian author of children’s books and flash fiction. She is a contributing author in all three Teapot Tales anthologies as well as a variety of other collective works. She was the first official regional ambassador for the Chapter Book Challenge (Melbourne group) and is a member of the SCBWI. Her first book for children, Swallow Me, NOW! was released in October 2014. Her book 52 Blog Post Ideas: Blogging for Authors came out in Summer 2015. You can find out more at www.melissagijsbers.com.