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About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.

Interview with Mystery Novelist Margot Kinberg: Elements of Crafting Stories–Character-Building, Dialogue, Point of View

I’ve been quiet for a while. (whispering) Working on my first chapter of the book I haven’t titled yet.  But more on that in my next post.   Today, please welcome Margot Kinberg! Margot Kinberg’s Bio: Margot Kinberg is a … Continue reading

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Just Released: Amy Jarecki’s Book 2 THE DUKE’S UNTAMED DESIRE from the Devilish Dukes Series ~ review follows

Title:  The Duke’s Untamed Desire Devilish Dukes, Book 2 Author: Amy Jarecki Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Story Setting: England, 1818 Pages: 267 Published Date: April 2, 2019 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC ASIN: B07MHJMQCB   Publisher’s Summary: He’s the … Continue reading

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How To Create a Fascinating Cast of Characters – From the Writers in the Storm Blog — Author Don Massenzio

by Angela Ackerman Let me ask a question: how much time do you spend crafting a character for your novel, say a protagonist? Ten hours? Twenty? Fifty or more? Whatever you answered, I bet we all agree that characters require … Continue reading

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Delightful series! One which will charm your socks right off your feet! Just released: THE GOODBYE CAFE by Mariah Stewart

  THE GOODBYE CAFÉ The Hudson Sisters series, Book 3 On sale March 26, 2019 Trade Paperback • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 9781501145124 eBook • Price: $7.99 • ISBN: 9781501145162   The Hudson Sisters Series: The Last Chance Matinee The … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: THE SAVIOR by J.R. Ward, Book 17 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Waiting for this has been MURHDER… Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Pages: 416  Publisher: Gallery Books (April 2, 2019) Publication Date: April 2, 2019 Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc ASIN: B07HWZKL94 Synopsis: A vampire and a scientist’s fates … Continue reading

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Book Tour with Sherilyn Decter: TASTING THE APPLE, Review & Giveaway

When you hear the word Prohibition, you have images of Flappers, gangsters, and jazz–at least I do. But there was also a lot of mystery in the Roaring 20s. Today we get a chance to see how the ghost of … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Mary Morgan: Her approach in developing characters

E: Today, we have Mary Morgan joining us.  Welcome, Mary!  I am captivated with your characters – from reading the Order of the Dragon Knight’s series to the Legend of the Fenian Warriors series.  You can’t imagine my devastation when … Continue reading

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Interview with Karilyn Bentley, an author who writes Fantasy with a Touch of Funny! She tells us how she creates her wonderful characters.

E:  Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming an author who uses the tagline Fantasy with a Touch of Funny — Karilyn Bentley!  Karilyn is here to answer some questions I posed her about how she develops her characters. I … Continue reading

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New Release: WHEN A HIGHLANDER WEDS A HELLION by Julie Johnstone

Title: When a Highlander Weds a Hellion Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, Book 8 Author: Julie Johnstone Genre: Historical Romance, Scottish Pages: 180 Publication Date: March 22, 2019 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC ASIN: B07NVVSRMV Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Series … Continue reading

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Interview with Amy Jarecki, Multi-Award winning and Amazon All-Star author, discussing elements of crafting a novel

E: Thank you for joining Booktalk with Eileen today. Amy Jarecki is one of my favorite authors as readers will note if they use the sidebar in the blog to type your name into ‘Looking for a particular review, author … Continue reading

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