As these romantic sentences flowed from her smiling lips, she snuggled closer to Buck. Her voluptuous breath came warm against his cheek as she kissed his lips. Dreamily, speechless, and resistless, he felt himself yielding to the hypnotic spell.
Suddenly, a flock of jaybirds nearby sounded a sharp warning. Buck knew the alarm signals of these feathered rangers of the forest.
Quickly disengaging himself from the girl’s arms, he stepped on top of a high log, listened, and looked. A deer came bounding from the thicket in the vicinity of the jaybirds. Beyond the low brush, Buck saw brass buttons sparkling in the sunlight. Negro soldiers were approaching fast from three directions.
With fire in his eyes, he shot a look at May Castle and uttered one word, “Traitor!”
Recently when I told a
coworker that my passion is writing, I was asked these questions. To be honest, I
stumbled over the answers when talking to him. So I thought that I would share
them here with a little more thought process involved in the answers. Next time I am
asked these questions, I hope to be better prepared.
1) What are you working on right now?
I have three works in progress right now. The
Inner Chamber is a Christian Suspense full-length novel. Release date is still
I am breaking into the children's genre
by writing for my grandchildren, Jasmine and Gabriel. On Top of the Rainbow
will be published in December 2013 and Melting Butter is planned for January
2) How does it differ from other work in the genre?
With The Inner Chamber
being a Christian suspense thriller, it brings in variables of the Christian faith, and, of course, evil vs. good. I think it is different because it brings
in elements of an unseen world into the physical. Interwoven with angels vs. demons, and evil vs. good, this story is testing my ability to write well and bring
each scene to the level of intensity it demands.
3) Why do you write?
I write because I love to create. I can't
draw or paint, and I love to read. I like to get all of the thoughts out and
writing allows me to do that. The only regret is I am unable to do it full time
at this point in my life.
The first time I wrote was for a high school project and the story was called, "No Way Out." I earned $15.00 for winning first place.
4) How does your process work?
First, with a small nugget
that filtered into my crazy mind. Then it expands. I usually know the beginning
and the end of the story. The challenge is filling in the between. As I go along, characters I didn't know was going to appear, materialize. This is the fun part about the process. I am
sometimes surprised at where my characters take me. Editing takes the longest - up to three times the amount that I spend writing. Then comes the marketing.
5) Do you design your covers?
Unfortunately, I am
not talented enough to design my own book covers. My friend and business owner, Cheryl Casey Ramirez, designs most of my book covers and she has done one book
trailer for me. In addition, she helped me with my website, www.authorkmeador.com, and she is doing the
illustrations for both my children's books. If interested in her work you can
visit her at: http://www.ccrbookcoverdesign.com/
Because she is awesome here is, A Little About CCR:
My name is Cheryl. I studied art at Texas State University and earned a Bachelor of Art degree. I design book covers, illustrate children's books, draw and paint, and build things for my home. I have to have disco music playing in order to clean my house (my mom's fault).
I love to read and have definitely bought books because the cover attracted me and hoped it delivered on the inside. Every time I see a low-end cover that is probably hurting the author's sales, I wish I could give it a makeover.
I'm just like you. Making the most of the talents God blessed me with. Making the most of the opportunities in this crazy, awesome online world.
A few years ago I married my high school friend Johnny. Between us we have one college kid and two teenagers.
If you're curious about the stuff I make for my home (with Johnny's help usually), dig around over on my blog Mama's Got a Chainsaw.
Have a great day and remember: "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." -Yoda
November 2013 edition of Gab Time, Author K Meador takes a moment to introduce you to
Author Ngarie Elder and gives an update on her works in progress.
Ngaire Elder, Author of The Adventures of Cecilia Spark
novels, is a natural storyteller whose love of animals is reflected in her
work. Ngaire was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she spent most of
her childhood playing with her brother and her imaginary friends. As a child,
she wrote plays, just for fun, but it would be years before her first book was
ultimately published. She has participated in reading events at primary schools
in County Derry, Northern Ireland, and has taught English to young children
participating in the Spanish school system's extracurricular activity program.
She has been interviewed extensively by European and American bloggers, and her
work has been featured in Indie Author News, British Indie Fiction, and the
Coleraine Times. Ngaire resides in Spain with her husband and four children.
Book 1: The
Brimstone Forest (Kindle 1.99/Paperback 4.95)
Book 2: The Mystical Mountain of Terra (Kindle 1.99/Paperback 4.95)
Dragon’s Star to be released January 2014
Congrats goes out to Bethany Parker, Tom
Dunn and Alan Hilburn who each won a free book for contributing character names
to The Inner Chamber, my work in progress. The Inner Chamber is going through a
complex and extensive line editing.
On Top of
the Rainbow, my first children’s book, is written and at the illustrators desk
right now! This story features Gabe, a
Leprechaun, and a Unicorn. Look for it soon!
Butter, my second children’s book, is in work now. This story features Tater the mouse, Disaster
the rival cat, and Jasmine the accomplice. Coming soon!
For more information on K Meador, click on the following links:
In this edition, (October 2013), of Gab Time, Author K Meador will reveal a bit about
Planes, Scuba Diving and Books. What a diverse set of topics!
I have been in the aviation
industry for 14 years. I started in Abilene, Texas then moving to Greenville,
Texas. After ten years with the past two companies, I went contracting and held
jobs in: Savannah, GA, North Charleston, SC, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Tracy,
California. I am currently residing in Oklahoma City, OK. With all my travels,
I have made new friends to blend in with those of the past.
Last week, I left the maintenance
side of aviation and entered into the quality control department. This is an exciting new chapter in my life
outside of books!
When my two boys, Devon and
Logan, were teenagers we took the PADI Open Water Diving Course one summer. It
was a fun filled and busy few weeks as we learned about diving. Along with the
awesome videos of diving we also learned about the dangers. A few years later,
I got to dive in Hawaii. Unfortunately, my underwater camera didn’t work and I
missed out on some wonderful photo opportunities.
Devon, my older son, is now
pursuing a career in diving. He is a Master Scuba Diver with Instructor Rating.
He spent a year in Mexico, and when he came back he went to Indiana for a short
term job. He is now looking at potential jobs located in California, Oklahoma
City and The Virgin Islands.
Congrats goes out to Mary Dunn and Scarlett Harrell who won
a free gift of The Knight of the Dixie Wilds for contributing character names
to The Inner Chamber, my work in progress.
The Inner Chamber has approximately 40,000 words written and
is going through a complex editing rehashing right now. With my aviation
workload easing, I see the completion of this book to come soon.
Over the summer, I entered a short story into the Cisco
Writing Club 37th Annual Writing Contest. You can view the short
story on my blog
and would love to read your comments about it!
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