Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight is a group to shine the light on a self-published author each month.

What you can do here:

-Promote your book in the Comments

-Put your name in the drawing for the Monthly Author Spotlight (directions below)

-Start new discussions promoting your book/blogs/etc.


How to enter into the Monthly Author Spotlight:

1) I will send a mass message out to all group members giving the dates you can enter into the Monthly Author Spotlight.


2) You must write one paragraph explaining why you should be chosen this month.


3) Send me a personal message (or message me at my blog  ) the paragraph along with your author name and the title of the book you're promoting in a message with the subject of the message "Monthly Author Spotlight".

And that's it!


-If I choose you to be the Monthly Author Spotlight, I will message you back with further instructions.




-If you aren't chosen one month, feel free to enter next time!

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Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2014

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First Time New Author to put in the the Spot Light

My name is Marie Maiden. I’m a first time new author. ABOUT THE BOOK -My book is titled “You Cannot Find Peace Until You Find All The Pieces”It  chronicles  a search for my father, a man I desired…Continue

Started by Marie Maiden Mar 25, 2013.

Kindle or 50.00 Gift Card to Best buy or Amazon!

**THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!** Here it is! It's no secret that authors need reviews (as well as likes). I have a goal of obtaining 200 reviews in 2 weeks in preparation for my pitch to a few big wig…Continue

Started by KB Lever Jan 4, 2013.

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Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 26, 2014 at 2:42pm

Been building boards and posting all sorts of stuff about my romances on Pinterest. Come check it out & follow along:


Read the December issue of my newsletter – filled with end-of-year news and links:

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 4, 2014 at 7:06pm

Hi everyone!

My first Medallion Press romance, The Viking’s Witch, won a Gold IPPY award for Best Romance! This steamy historical with paranormal elements has gotten several excellent reviews. Excerpts and reviews are on my site and blog.


Here’s the summary and links.




Kelli A. Wilkins


The Viking’s Witch

About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any betrayed witch facing certain death would do. She calls down a curse. Within seconds, rampaging Norsemen raid the village, capturing everyone except her.

But her reprieve is short-lived, and Odaria lands in the clutches of the Norse leader Rothgar. Can she remain true to herself and fight her growing attraction to this domineering man, or will she fall under his influence and be used for his ambitions?

After Rothgar witnesses Odaria’s powers firsthand, he strikes a bargain with her. The raven-haired beauty will use her magical abilities to help him with his quest in exchange for safe passage off the isle. But can this cunning woman be trusted, or is she using him to exact vengeance on her village?

Together they must fight bloodthirsty villagers, battle a mutinous band of Norsemen, find a missing Norse ship, and learn to trust each other . . . before time is up.



Buy links:





Don't miss my newest Medallion Press historical - Dangerous Indenture:

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 2, 2014 at 8:11pm

Hi everyone!

I’m new to the group and sharing my author bio & links!


Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 90 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 4 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels and yet she’s also been known to scare readers with a horror story.

In 2014 Kelli published three romances: Dangerous Indenture (a spicy historical/mystery), Wilderness Bride (a tender historical/Western/adventure), and A Secret Match (a gay contemporary set in the world of professional wrestling.)

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page and Twitter She invites readers to sign up for her monthly newsletter here:

Visit her website, to learn more about all of her writings, read excerpts, reviews, and more.


Catch up with Kelli on the Web:

NEW Website:

Revamped Blog:

Newsletter sign-up:

Amazon Author Page:

Amber Quill Press Author Page:




Comment by Amelia Picklewiggle on November 25, 2014 at 5:27pm

Just as I thought! Amazon snatched it right up! And just received word that this book will also be available in Barnes and Noble in two days and other books are going to be in three more public libraries! Why not pick up a Picklewiggle/PA Cadaver book today? The kids will love them!…/…/ref=sr_1_2…

Comment by Mari Prieto on June 18, 2014 at 1:34pm
You can now follow me on Twitter!
Also, Like me on Facebook
And check out my blog


Comment by Rhonda Cratty on March 14, 2014 at 4:28pm



48 weeks of family fun and educational learning ideas

Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a new parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. Daily activities for family fun, that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life. Learning at home gives parents an idea a week to challenge and motivate children.  48, four per month, educational learning ideas that can happen anytime. Around the kitchen table, in the backyard, on vacation, everyday within the comfort of family, using objects found around the home and books from any library. Filled with tips for family fun nights, holidays, trips and every day ideas to raise lifelong learners. Each idea can work with multiple ages and needs within a family. Tucked in are lists of family friendly books, recipes, homework help and games to extend learning.

Learning at home can be purchased, in print or eBook format, through below are a few of the ideas addressed:

  • March #2-Share memories to improve comprehension           -March #4-Teaching to summarize                                         
  • April #1-Encouraging Critical Thinking                                  -May #4-Basic addition and subtraction                                 
  • August #3-Card and dice games                                             -October #4-Pumpkin math skills                                          
  • February #2-Writing skill                                                        -May #3-Backyard Science                                                    
  • June #1- Kitchen Paint                                                            -October #1-Autumn’s leaves                                                
  • June #4-Historical literature                                                    -October #2-Higher order thinking                        
  • July #2-Family cooking                                                          -February #4-Following directions                                        
  • March #3-Potential and performance                                      -November #4-Crafty family fun                                                           

Rhonda Cratty includes her experiences of 30 years of public school teaching, raising children of her own, and articles written for on-line and hard copy publications -within the pages of Learning at home. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through

For more information please see

Comment by Dorothy Palmer on March 14, 2014 at 3:03pm

Kolaches - Amazing & Easy!

For those living in the Texas “Czech Belt”, kolaches are a part of everyday life.

A "kolache", for those who have never been blessed with a sampling of the pastry, is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough.

This step-by-step guide, complete with pictures and videos, will allow even the most timid baker the opportunity to make this old world classic easily and perfect every time.

Comment by Kish Knight on February 23, 2014 at 5:29am

Some people are born into a family fortune....Bri has just entered into a family curse....

Comment by Dorothy Palmer on February 5, 2014 at 9:38am

Dorothy Tepera Palmer was born in central Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and spent her professional life in research and translational science. She is proud to be 100% Czech and a second-generation American.

Dorothy was raised in the Texas "Czech-Belt" where she learned to polka and waltz and bake kolaches as did all the other "farm" girls. She is an experienced, professional baker and a retired Research Scientist. She and her husband live near Galveston, TX.  My book is "Kolaches - Amazing & Easy!"

For those living in the Texas “Czech Belt”, kolaches are a part of everyday life. This sweet yeast bread filled with fruit or cheese was brought to the U.S. with Czech immigrants, in the mid-1800s. This very personal cookbook was written by the grand-daughter of Czech Immigrants and she weaves family tales of her forefathers among the recipes.

A "kolache", for those who have never been blessed with a sampling of the pastry, is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough.

This step-by-step guide, complete with pictures and videos, will allow even the most timid baker the opportunity to make this old world classic easily and perfect every time.

Comment by Rainy Kaye on February 1, 2014 at 5:33am

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own.Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

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