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New Author Feature/Interview up at Nicholas Rossis’s Blog

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Just a brief, drive-by bloglet…

My newest author interview/feature is up at Nicholas Rossis’s busy blog. Nicholas said some very kind things about me, which I appreciated; in addition, he seems to understand just why I’ve worked so hard to keep at least some of Michael’s work alive.

Here’s a bit from that featured interview, where I talk about my favorite writers:

I enjoy Rosemary Edghill’s work because she can write anything. Whether it’s a mystery, a romance, science fiction, fantasy, anything at all, she tells a compelling and well-researched story.

I enjoy Katharine Eliska Kimbriel’s work because she, too, can write anything. Her stories about Alfreda Sorenssen are inspired; they’re YA “frontier fiction,” and she predated the market for this by about fifteen years. Her first two in this series were written in the 1990s, I believe; her third was written last year. And her stories about Nuala, a world dealing with severe radiation issues and massive infertility among the population, are incredible.

I also truly enjoy Stephanie Osborn’s work. My goodness, can that woman write. She has a series out called the Displaced Detective, about Sherlock Holmes brought to the modern-day via the World of Myth hypothesis and some rather nifty hyperspatial physics. Because Stephanie is a former rocket scientist, she knows her science and she’s able to convey it to the layman in such a way that you don’t feel like you’re being talked down to – she even finds a way for Holmes to meet a woman who’s worthy of him! (And that’s not easy.)

There are many other authors I admire, including Andre Norton, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, David Weber, David Drake, Ryk Spoor, Eric Flint… and I keep an eye on my fellow book reviewer Jason Cordova’s career, too.  Jason has a number of very solid short stories, plus he’s making a name for himself in the relatively new genre of kaiju.

And that doesn’t even go into the romance writers I read, or the nonfiction writers – there are so many, and I feel terrible that I have to name just a few.

And that doesn’t even name folks I will seek out and buy immediately, like Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Deborah J. Ross, Julia London, Elizabeth Moon…it’s really impossible for me to name every last writer I enjoy, so if I left your name off this list, please do not take it personally. (Oh, yes — how could I have forgotten Kate Paulk? My goodness, her book about Vlad the Impaler is wonderful, and she writes funny fantasy, too. Or Sarah A. Hoyt — yet another fine writer who didn’t immediately come to mind here, though I did mention I read her blog often and find it of immense value.)

Anyway, there’s some stuff in here you may not know about me. So please do go over to Nicholas’s blog, will you? And be sure to say “hi” — also, give his books a good, solid lookover and see if anything interests you! (Hint, hint: he has a new release out called INFINITE WATERS that contains a number of intriguing short stories that might just get you started.)

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  1. Three more authors I can’t believe I forgot to mention: Dora Machado, Chris Nuttall, and Maria DeVivo. (And I’m sure I’ll have more — but the reason Dora and Maria came to me is because they’re going to be at Tampa’s version of ComicCon next weekend with fellow Twilight Times Books author Scott Eder. Another writer you should follow.)

    And how did I forget Mrs. N.N. Light? (She’s writing her follow-up to “Princess of the Light” now, I believe…can’t wait to read that.)

    Barb Caffrey

    July 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    • Awww you are so sweet! Yes, I will be returning to my POTL sequel this fall. I will also have a new release out in September. It’s a New Adult Romance novella. I’m very excited about it! 🙂

      I can highly recommend Nicholas Rossis’ books. I love them all, including his children’s book, Runaway Smile. 🙂

      MRS N, the Author

      July 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

      • I can’t wait to read your romance novella…and yes, all of Nicholas’s books looked wonderful. 😀

        Barb Caffrey

        July 24, 2015 at 11:23 am

  2. It was a genuine pleasure having you over, Barb! Many thanks for the kind words here 🙂

    Speaking of Paulk, I am currently pondering a job offer that would take me to Brasov for the next few years. It’s the Romanian village overlooked by Vlad’s castle, and one of the town’s tourist hotspots is the house where he was born.

    Nicholas C. Rossis

    July 24, 2015 at 9:10 am

    • You are most welcome, Nicholas.

      I’d be afraid to see the house where Vlad the Impaler was born, personally. So much history! 😀

      Barb Caffrey

      July 24, 2015 at 11:23 am


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