Author of the Month

April 2021 Author of the Month: MATTHEW GOODMAN

If the past year has taught us anything, it has highlighted the importance of connections. One of my favorite Facebook posters is the amazing author featured this month in the interview. Matthew is a New York Times-bestselling author of four books of nonfiction: The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team; Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World; The Sun and the Moon: Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York; and Jewish Food: The [...]

By |2021-03-31T16:41:30+00:00March 31st, 2021|Author of the Month|0 Comments

March 2021 Author of the Month: CHRISTINA CONSOLINO

March, the month of new beginnings as spring ushers in thoughts of rebirth and growth. What a perfect time to introduce you to Christina Consolino, Freelance Editor/Writer and Senior Editor at the online journal Literary Mama, and her debut novel REWRITE THE STARS, which will be out this month. Christina has a science background and a writer's soul. She honored me with a beta read of this terrific story. Now I can share it and her with all of you! Janet Irvin: To get started, [...]

By |2021-03-01T12:49:05+00:00February 28th, 2021|Author of the Month|0 Comments

February 2021 Author of the Month: CHRIS TEBBETTS

The loss of in-person writing conferences has curtailed my ability to connect with new authors. However, past conferences have provided a wealth of talented writers who inspire and motivate my writing, none more so than Chris Tebbetts, whom I met at the now sadly-out-of-operation Antioch Writers Workshop. Chris hails from the town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, but he has traveled extensively, worked in theater, and written such an impressive number of superb middle-grade books that I can't wait to introduce you to him. Janet Irvin: [...]

By |2021-01-31T17:54:12+00:00January 31st, 2021|Author of the Month|0 Comments

January 2021: Paulette Harper

It's a new day in a new year and we are so ready to be uplifted and inspired. That's why I'm so excited to introduce you to Paulette Harper. Paulette reached out to me just when I was searching for an inspirational writer to give us that burst of energy and creativity we can use after such a difficult old year. I haven't met Paulette in person...yet...but after visiting her beautiful website, I asked her to tell me a bit about herself. She is "the [...]

By |2021-01-01T01:07:55+00:00December 31st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|0 Comments

December 2020 Author of the Month: MEREDITH DOENCH

The month of December always arrives precipitously, hard on the heels of November feasting, bringing with it my birthday, the festive holiday season, and the longest day of the year. This has to be my favorite month, and who better to grace it than one of my favorite authors, a Dayton local who teaches at the University of Dayton, offers multiple writing workshops around town, and has written a deliciously entertaining series of mysteries. The Luce Hansen tales introduce the reader to an intriguing new [...]

By |2020-11-30T17:23:50+00:00November 30th, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

November 2020 Author of the Month: SARAH ANNE CARTER

One of the many things I miss during this pandemic year is the opportunity to attend book fairs and signings and meet other authors. This month's guest -- Sarah Anne Carter -- is one of the inspiring young writers I met last year. I'm so pleased to introduce her to you. Sarah is, like so many of us, an avid reader and also a book review blogger. She has been writing stories since she was little, and is constantly thinking of ideas that could be [...]

By |2020-10-31T15:35:22+00:00October 31st, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

October 2020 Author Of The Month: KATHLEEN AMBRO

I met Kathleen Ambro at a writers' gathering before the pandemic took them all away. She was delightful. We shared information and talked about our writing. I'm always intrigued by the variety of ways we choose to tell our stories. As an author of children's books and of a biographical novel, she has some insights to share with us. As we talked, I knew I wanted to host her on my website because she had a story to share with other writers interested in the [...]

By |2020-10-08T17:36:31+00:00September 30th, 2020|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2020 September Author of the Month: ROCHELLE BRADLEY

Rochelle Bradley is a local Dayton area author whose novels combine humor with romantic encounters. She involves herself in community events, mentoring beginning writers and sharing her expertise with readers of all ages. I'm delighted to welcome her to the September author feature. One of my favorite things to read is an author's bio in their own words. Here's Rochelle's, and it is delightful! "Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:1. Cooking (seriously, she [...]

By |2020-08-31T16:10:16+00:00August 31st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|0 Comments

2020 August Author of the Month: VALERIE J. COLEMAN

My August author is a dynamo of energy, enthusiasm, and personality. She is multi-talented, writing, editing, publishing, and presenting at conferences, both in person and now in the virtual arena. I can't tell you how pleased I am to introduce this lovely woman to all of you. Please welcome Valerie J. Coleman to the writer's circle for this dog-day month that finds us still hunkering in place and longing to be out and about again. Janet Irvin: Valerie, thank you so much for taking time [...]

By |2020-08-01T13:59:37+00:00August 1st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2020 July Author of the Month: DAWN PAUL

This middle-of-summer, 2020, demands a bit of whimsy, and who better to supply it than my featured author, Dawn Paul, whose tales of gnomes invite us to the world of magic and wonder. Dawn, a member of my local writing community, lives in suburban Ohio with her family. Multifaceted and widely educated, she holds degrees and diplomas in Humanities, English Literature, Business Management, Travel, and Children’s Literature. She is an artist, poet, and writer who loves her family, gnomes, yarn, books, and God. She sees [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:29:18+00:00June 30th, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments
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