Blog Tour for ‘Violet’ by Leslie Tate

A great interview with Leslie Tate

M J Mallon Author


A big welcome to my guest Leslie… author of the trilogy of novels ‘Purple’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Violet’, as well as his trans memoir ‘Heaven’s Rage.’


Violet Front Cover

When I interview authors on my blog about their new novel I usually begin with who they are, a few words about their new title, then questions about what kind of writing they do. I follow up with how their life experiences have contributed to their book, how it changed in the making, and why they’ve written it. I’m just as interested in the process as the result, so I might include questions about their writing habits, what fires them up and who they read and why.

I interview a wide range of people, not just authors. So I talk to musicians, artists, filmmakers, publishers, comedians, care-givers and people with disabilities or mental health issues – anyone who has to use imagination…

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Smorgasbord – Easter and Spring Celebration – 30th March to April 2nd Share a post from your Archives and The Lost Sheep

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I think that most of us see the Easter break as a start to spring. It is a religious holiday but also for many cultures a time to celebrate the change of season.

I would like to invite you to send me a link to a post from your archives that is about Easter or springtime to be posted between Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April.

I don’t mind what form the posts take, it can be about about your own family traditions of celebrating Easter, your garden in the spring, or a short story that combines both. It can be fiction or non-fiction or a poem. This is your showcase and a chance to share your writing skills.

All I need is your link to your post and if you have never been featured before the following.

  • Link to Blog or website where I can find a bio…

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Childhood fantasy

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

cslewis writing for children

He’s right… by the time you reach an age with double figures, fairy stories are for babies… and you are no longer a babe. In just the same way that we cease admitting to the guilty affection for the music our parents liked as we grew, so do the books of early childhood get left upon the shelf… at least when anyone is looking.

We ‘progress’ to more complicated reading. Quite often the books we read as teenagers say more about how we would like to be percieved by the world, or reflect the adventures or romance that we long for at that age. Most of those stories, too, are as wildly fantastical as the fairy tales… but being set in ‘reality’, they are more acceptable to our fledgling egos.

Those who loved fairy tales may be lucky, making the early discovery of fantasy and science fiction… which may simply…

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Submission Call: Tech Horror KILL SWITCH

2018 Horror Anthology

KilSwitch2front.pngKILL SWITCH / Edited by Dan Shaurette

“The Future is Broken.” – Black Mirror

What horrors will our technological hubris bring us in the future? When technology takes over more of our lives, what will it mean to be human, and will we fear what we have created? Artificial intelligence, robotics, bionics and cybernetics, clones, and virtual reality. These are a few of my favorite things. The technological singularity is fast approaching, and post-humanity is a frighteningly dark future.

First and foremost, your submission must be a horror story and contain something emotionally, physically, or mentally horrifying. Secondly, the technology should be front and center, not just a deus ex machina. Whether it be a modern technology we are creating now with a purpose yet fully realized, or some new horror as yet to be discovered. We are looking for stories in the same vein as…

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Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – Madonna, Hot Cross Buns, Chicken Poop and Houston 1985

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the weekly round up where I get the chance to say thank you to the contributors to the blog and to also share posts you might have missed.

This week the snow has gradually disappeared, except for mounds that were piled up by the diggers that have remained by the sides of the roads. It looks like that will be the last snow for us this year and I am looking forward to spring which is just around the corner.

This week it was International Women’s Day and as a footnote.. but a large footnote, I want to say a massive thank you to the men in our community who consistently support all of us… whatever our gender.

The Music Column by William Price King – The Madonna Story – Part Three.

The Gardening Column with Paul Andruss… Mary, Mary quite contrary, How does your Garden Grow?

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#Author Interview: Molly Stevens


As I regain my health and energy, I’m wading back in to the
blogosphere with an author interview. I’ve missed all of you and will slowly catch up with your lovely blogs.
Please join me in welcoming Molly Stevens.
Molly Stevens, Author
Molly Stevens is an author, blogger, and nurse, as well as a mother, wife, and grandmother. She grew up on a potato farm in northern Maine, and views writing and blogging as her
second act in life. She was among the winners of the 2017
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Writing contest
. She also has a great sense of humor, which (thankfully!) she shares on her blog.

Boomer on the Ledge by Molly StevensBuy Molly’s book HERE

Tell us a little about yourself.  I live in eastern Maine near Stephen King’s hometown of Bangor. I grew up in northern Maine on a potato farm where I wore a snowsuit over both my Halloween costume…

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International Women’s Day … Everyday is our blessed day to give to our families and friends. It’s what we do!

BowmanAuthor and Writer/Editor


Women of the world unite!

It’s in the planes and creases of our faces

The earth is filled with darkness and light

There are so many cultures and places

We all have our joys and worries

In love, we feel and heal with zeal

Slow down, savor life, don’t hurry.

Be blessed and real!


Deborah A. Bowman

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