Tag Archive | Marta Moran Bishop

Dellani’s Tea Time Presents Social Media Show with Christina, Dellani, J.D., Karen and Marta!

Once in awhile, Dellani and Christina talk to one another, as well as a few stellar authors, and chat about using social media to publicize yourself as an author. Listen in TODAY at 4:00 PM Eastern time (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific) when we chat with JD Holliday, Karen Vaughan and Marta Moran Bishop.

Don’t miss this fun and informative show!

Enjoy the Chatroom Transcript

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JD HolidayJD Holiday Janosse the Goose, The Spy Game, The Great Snowball Escapade and more at Amazon

JD’s Blog

 

karen vaughan pictureKaren Vaughan Left for Dead, Jamaica Dead, Daytona Dead and many more at Amazon

Karen’s Blog

marta moran bishopMarta Moran Bishop The Between Times, Darkness Descends, Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal, and many more at Amazon

Marta’s Blog

 

Rachel RuebenRachel Rueben Hag, Eternal Bond, Fedelta. Rachel’s Amazon page

Rachel’s Blog

 

Dellani Oakes with glassesDellani Oakes Lone Wolf, One Night in Daytona Beach, Room 103 and many more at Amazon

Dellani’s Blog

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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Marta and Steve

red river radio logoDellani and Christina welcome two stunning authors TODAY Wednesday, May 25 at 4 PM Eastern time on Blog Talk Radio. 

Steve SchwertleyNew to the show, Steve Schwertley author of Enemy in the Heartland and Revenge Unleashed.

marta moran bishopWe are also delighted to have returning guest, Marta Moran Bishop author of The Jewell in the Dark Series, The Void, Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal and many more

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The Between Times by Marta Moran Bishop

I’m proud to  host Marta Moran Bishop who invited me to join THE NEXT BIG THING. Next week, I’ll be sharing about my novel. But today, it’s all Marta!

I’ve joined THE NEXT BIG THING, thanks to Ben Woodward, who invited me. He’s the author A Stairway To Danger.

https://www.facebook.com/benswoodard?ref=ts&fref=ts

Ben was invited by C. Lee McKenzie super blogger. She’s the author of a new middle grade book Alligators Overhead. http://writegame.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-next-big-thing.html

I’m supposed to answer some questions. Here goes.

WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR BOOK?

The Between Times

WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM FOR THE BOOK?

The idea for using what I call The Between Times came to me early in the morning, at the time between night and dawn when the sky is just beginning to lighten, but dawn has not yet broken.

The idea for the rest of the book was based on the current political arena and what I envisioned the country would be like if some of these things happened.

WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?

It falls under future society, paranormal, magic, fantasy.

WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?

I would like to see Jewell played by Rhyon Nicole Brown. Benjamin played by Denzel Washington, Ana played by Helen Mirren, Jamie played by Orlando Bloom, and Carlos by Joaquin Phoenix

WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?

What if for the first time in the history of the United States we took a social and economic nose dive into oblivion?

WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?

I self-published, after a stint with a publisher, I like the freedom to write what I want and to make my own marketing choices.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

The first draft went fairly fast in about six weeks. From there it was the rewrite. Then I added the dialogue and filled out the story.

WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?

It has been compared to Orwell’s 1984 and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?

I find the time of day I call the between times to hold a special sort of magic for me. I meditate easier and feel more connected to life. I also have noticed how divided we have become as a country and how the span between rich and poor seems to grow each year.

WHAT ELSE ABOUT YOUR BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?

Sammy Sutton, author of King Solomon’s Journey, Hidden Mountain, and Darkening Danger, put it best. Imagine if modern day Chicago fades into an evil darkness separated by a wall. A separateness ruled by the upper society that isolates and mistreats the poor. These less fortunate people, in a short amount of time find themselves forced to live in the lower communities suffering from mistreatment comparable only to the concentration camps during WWII. Women are no longer human beings, but are nothing more than breeding animals kept only to prevent extinction of the race. The conditions are bleak and seemingly hopeless.

It is the belief in a Legend that becomes the driving force behind the survival. A young girl named Jewel, living in the captivity of this devastating socioeconomic environment, is the dream. She manifests hope and magic from within this beautiful tale.

I’ve tagged these writers to be the Next Great Thing. Be sure to go their links and say hi. Next Wednesday, October 17, they will be answering the questions.

Sammy Sutton at http://sammywrites.blogspot.com
Dellani Oakes at https://dellanioakes.wordpress.com
Franki deMerle at http://www.facebook.com/FrankiDeMerleAuthor
Bill Lazarus at http://www.williamplazarus@blogspot.com
Fran Lewis at http://www.gabina49@wordpress.com