Paper Gold Publishing Authors
Lucy Gage ~~~ Time to Begin (Ward Sisters #5)
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle ~~~ Hope For Her
Felicia Tatum ~~~ Entangled Souls
Susan Griscom ~~~ Beautifully Wounded
Lynda Kaye Frazier ~~~ Leather Chaps and Broken Promises
Elaine May ~~~ Lies and Truth
Anne Conley ~~~ The Fixer Upper
Rachael Orman ~~~ Addict; Her Ride
Desiree A. Cox ~~~ Unselfish Love
Sarah M. Cradit ~~~ Surrender
Julie Elizabeth Powell ~~~ Misadventures of Fatwoman
H A Kay ~~~ Love Me Do
Ella Medler ~~~ Trial Run
Meet the Authors
Rene Folsom - Spare time fun - Outdoor sports like fishing, hunting, and even combining the two (like gator hunting)
- Favorite vacation spot - anywhere there's water
- Two bucket list items by the end of the year - NYT bestseller and to achieve my goal weight
Lucy Gage - I do a variety of things: read, dance, garden, crafts, camp, hike, snowshoe, ice skate, swim, fish, boat, hang at the beach and of course, read. My favorite place to vacation away from where I live (I live in Vacationland, after all), is Hawaii. One bucket list item is a trip to Ireland, which will happen in 2016! So, that's a goal this year. The other item is launching my next series, a spin-off of the current one. It will explore non-traditional relationships in a traditional romance novel format.
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle - I have 15 stars tattooed on my back to represent the 15 countries that I've visited and/or lived in. I ran/walked/crawled the Hong Kong 1/2 marathon in 2010. With two full time jobs as an office manager and a writer, I don't have spare time, but I give myself permission to watch reality television and count it as research into the human condition, haha! I have two favorite cities. London, which I visited for the first time in High School and where I lived for two summers during undergrad and graduate school. Tokyo, I spent four days there and it is on the top of my list of places to return to.
Felicia Tatum - Spare time-sleep and read, and my goals before the end of the year are to lose at least 50 lbs and publish 4 more books, one of which is a novella.
Susan Griscom - I like to go wine tasting with friends or just the hubs, also love to ski, ride bikes around the lake and oh yeah, read. My favorite vacation spot is Bora Bora. I went there on my honeymoon and so did a couple of my characters. I'd like to finish two more books by the end of this year and also lose 10 pounds. Both tasks are like climbing Mount Everest, but I'm working on them.
Lynda Kaye Parker - Between my full time job, full time family and writing my spare time is limited so I fill it with books and movies. I love read, but love going to the movies more.
Elaine May - I'd love to go to Australia one day. I love Florida and would live there if I could as I'm a massive Disney Fan. I would love to visit every Disney Park and I'm in love with New York. I've jumped out of a plane and had both my hips replaced.
Anne Conley - I like to vacation anywhere there's a beach, and frequently take walks around my 80 acres of country-bumpkin pastureland. I'm a country girl at heart and pride myself in not having a bucket list, just being happy with what I've got. Although, I really would like to be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Rachael Orman - I am a former Marine. That's where I met my husband of 10 years. I'm also a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor for 10 years now, which is exciting. If I could go anywhere in the entire world I would go to Italy. I went there once when I was about 16 and I would love to return to share the experience with my husband, but with two little girls I doubt that will happen anytime soon. My goal by the end of 2015 is to have 20 published works. Since my 18th is with my editor and I already know what my 19th will be, I'm pretty sure that is an obtainable goal.
Desiree A. Cox - I love to travel. Miami is my favorite place so far, you can't beat the beaches and the warm water. But the West Coast is such a beautiful place. My husband and I drove up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco a couple of years ago. We're going to drive from San Francisco up to Seattle along the coast in a couple of weeks. I'm very excited about the trip. We don't have reservations anywhere. We've marked out a lot of restaurants along the way, plus some sight-seeing (thanks to my FB friends). We used to travel for amusement parks when the kids were young, now we travel for food and wine. Goals by the end of the year? I guess I need to get Reclaimed By Desire, book three in the trilogy, done.
Sarah M. Cradit - My two passions outside of writing are world travel and historical research. I've been to over 20 countries, and have written essays on the Tudors/Plantagenets, Mary Queen of Scots, The Ptolemies, and Napoleon.
Spare time: What's that?! If I find myself with spare time outside of everything else, I am probably catching up on some sleep.
Favorite Vacation Spot: In the US, New Orleans. In the broader world, the British Isles.
Accomplish Before End of Year: Publish two more books in the House of Crimson & Clover series.
Julie Elizabeth Powell - I try to squeeze in card and jewelry making, and love creating 3-D art and my book covers. My favorite place is Magic Kingdom in Florida. I want to live in Cinderella's castle. Bucket list (an impossible dream unless I sell millions of books) to live opposite a sea view, preferably somewhere warm - hey, it could happen by the end of the year, lol. #2 - finish the list of writing projects.
H.A. Kay - I'm a mom of four, I don't have spare time. All my time is used up doing one thing or another. Fun fact: I love cartoons, and my kitchen counter doubles as my writing desk. I write blogs/books while I cook, do the dishes, clean house. Me and my laptop are on the go 24/7. My favorite vacation spot ... don't have one. We like to visit new places each vacation and we're still discovering the many wonders of our world. All I ask for is great accommodation. Bucket list - complete book 2 in my fantasy trilogy and my second chick lit novel and have these out by year's end.
Ella Medler - Survival in any shape or form is my hobby. Since childhood, I've been fascinated with any and all adventure-type programs and books. During my university days, I made it an every-weekend habit to take a train to the nearest mountains and simply walk over them. Yes, alone. No, I didn't have a map. One summer holiday I traveled across Europe, visiting approximately 50 different places in several countries - slept on the train at night between two cities, walked the streets during the day. Simply repeated that pattern for two months. Rome was the only city that captured my attention for more than one day.
Spare time is something my family forces me into every now and then, for Christmas or a birthday celebration. When I do step away from the computer, it's usually to play with my dogs or drive aimlessly down narrow single-track roads, just to see where they lead. I love the countryside, and my current location is a dream come true - the last house on the South Ireland coast, just before you fall into the sea, accessible only via a single muddy track that goes for miles over empty fields.
I picture myself running a Writer's Retreat in my old age, and that is my ultimate dream. If you're still around, you are all welcome to visit.
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