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Meet The Author, M.G. Schoombee

Enjoy getting to know, M.G. Schoombee:

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.

Adventurous, Magical, Other-worldly.

The final book in your series, Arach, was released in June 2017. Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.

“You dance your life into being. It is your dance.” 

He sighed as the markings flew from the walls, tattooing her arms and body. 

“Why use her again?” he demanded from the wolf. A crow flew into the cave cawing.

“I am the mother,” she cried in labour.

“But you were human, Durril knows.”

“I was once, I wanted to experience the ecstasy of being human. Then I became who I am, again.”

The wolf struggled in pain, as an ancient being stepped out, electrifying the cave.

“She is the mother, I am the father. She births the new life” the man spoke. His long beard smooth and gray. His eyes flashed blue. His hand rested on the wolfs’ head. The crow settled on his shoulder.

The piper stumbled on the rough rocks, terrified of this wise powerful being. “But why, I thought it was over. I thought they now had a thousand years of peace.”

“A thousand years fly by in the wink of an eye” the god smiled sadly. “Tá sé in am,” he cried to the skies.

“It is time!” she breathed.

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author, but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

I would rather write forever, living in a tiny house in the middle of the woods.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or live in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

Small town and travel, my bucket list is a few pages long.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or in an airport?

Neither, not fond of people 🙂

And how about Ireland or Germany?

Ireland, The Arach series is set in Ireland.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

So many to choose from, I will have to go with Guns and Roses.

Are there any good bands out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Perhaps some of the rock bands like Radiohead and The Foo Fighters.

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is still The Office)?

Again many to choose from, but I love the Big Bang Theory and more recent shows, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I am working on a spin-off series of short stories of the Arach books, concentrating on the dragon worlds.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

JRR Tolkien. Show me the way to Middle Earth.

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Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream? Ice cream

Chocolate or Sour Candy? Chocolate

Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert? Jimmy Fallon

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy

Beer or wine? Wine

Flying or driving? Driving

Hemingway or Twain? Twain

You’re stranded on a desert island, and you can take two things with you, as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

A notepad with pencil and sunscreen. My dog and a survivalist friend. He will keep us alive while I sit in the sun and write.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house, or meet at their place of royalty?

Nelson Mandela, on the verandah of my house, listening to the birds chirping away, I would ask him to teach me to be as forgiving and accepting as he was.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes). What’s it gonna be?

May everybody have enough.

Bio:

I live in a tiny quiet suburb in beautiful sunny South Africa, with my amazingly supportive family, and our extended furry family consisting of five doggies, four special feral cats and all their friends from the neighborhood. Our house is surrounded by trees and filled with birds. I Love music, archery, reading and of course writing. Fantasy and music are my interests and the trilogy of ARACH, combining the two, has been floating through my heart and mind for years. It has been an amazing journey writing ARACH and it felt like it wrote itself at times. I live in a world filled with the wonder of everyday happenings and I dance among them searching for all the magical blessings bestowed on me.

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PURCHASE BOOK #1 – Arach – Within Lie Dragons 
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PURCHASE BOOK #2 – Arach: Whispering Souls 
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Meet The Author, Warren Alexander

Enjoy getting to know, Warren Alexander:

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.  

Funny, clever, nettlesome.

Your book, Cousin’s Club, was released in April 2017. Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.

“Look! Here’s an envelope from Flora,” my mother said, “but it’s empty.”

“What’s the postmark?”

“Los Alamos, New Mexico.”

“Isn’t that where Davy Crockett died?”

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author, but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

I write, so I can write some more. I would be shocked if any novel of mine became a best-seller. In any event, I would refuse any Faustian arrangement.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or live in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

If you chose either Princeton, NJ or Berkeley, CA then you could have both.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or in an airport?

I found neither amusing nor comfortable.

And how about Ireland or Germany?

Very narrow and arbitrary choices. The Irish literary tradition is incalculable, especially when you consider their small population.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

I am an old guy and like the oxymoronic category Classic Rock. So, in the same vein, I would take REM.  

Are there any good bands out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Is there a group called “I Haven’t A Clue.”

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is still The Office)?

This is a subject I could actually speak about for days and never bore myself. Others surely, myself, no. I like comedies with an edge, wit, and with a large dash of irreverence. Of today’s lot, I like Larry David and Veep with Julia-Louise Dreyfus.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I am working on a satiric novel about business. It is my revenge after 45 years of working. I am also working on a short story about a saxophone player and a changing neighborhood.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

Laurence Sterne. This is no one magic question or answer. And if you think there is, you will miss the last 50 years of your life.

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Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  

If I am on skis, the mountains, in a boat well…..

Yogurt or ice cream?  

When you start to hear kids scream after a ball game, “We want yogurt,” it is time to move to a cave.

Chocolate or Sour Candy?  

When was the last time someone said that they could not live without sour candy? Can you imagine bringing giving sour candies on Valentine’s Day? Now, there’s a guy who will be lonely for a while.

Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert?

Colbert, Fallon is Late Night Lite.

Happy or sad ending to a novel?

I hate happy endings but sad endings must make sense.

Beer or wine?  

Diet Coke.

Flying or driving?  

Don’t own a car or a plane.

Hemingway or Twain?  

Twain. Wit and insight. Hemingway always gets in his own way with his macho BS. As time passes Hemingway will become more of a historical curiosity than a literary lion.

You’re stranded on a desert island, and you can take two things with you, as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

Something better than a volleyball.  I would take my wife and someone who would know better than to recommend a diet of seaweed.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house, or meet at their place of royalty?

Nebuchadnezzar so I can ask him what his friends called him, but at his place because I doubt he would he would bring the right cookies. I would choose either Václav Havel or Nelson Mandela and ask the differences between being a dissident and the leader of the same nation.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes). What’s it gonna be?

An appreciation of others.



Warren Alexander was born, raised, and still lives in New York City. He was identified as a cynic by his kindergarten teacher, and he honed this quality under the tutelage of Thomas Keneally, Peter Carey, and E. L. Doctorow at NYU, where he received his MA in creative writing. He recently came in second in Cutthroat’s fiction contest, judged by Michael Matrone. He is also a decorated photographer.

Meet The Author, Chassis Albuquerque

Enjoy getting to know, Chassis Albuquerque (like the body of a car, and the place in New Mexico):

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.

Humorous speculative fiction

Your book, “The Sundial Salesman” was released in November 16, 2016 Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.

The phone rang. It kept ringing but I didn’t pick up, picking up the phone so soon now would be like an atheist admitting God existed. And that’s the last thing you want to do, admit anything – more shrewd advice from my father, January Johnson, my father who liked everything to be precise but with a degree of flexibility varying from circumstance to circumstance depending on how guilty he may be.

“Just remember, all that maths and geographic stuff’s a bunch of shit, the shortest distance between any two points is always by dishonesty – always,” he’d tell me. Then he’d disappeared – where’d he gone that time? Jail. I’d just assumed that’s where all father’s went.

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author, but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

Option 2 for me, my goals are very small and writing is such an important part of who I am: A very minor writing of very minor standing.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or live in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

Small town and travel.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or in an airport?

Hmm, very interesting. Both have appeal, however, the airport is a way out, maybe see some other amusement parks?

And how about Australia or Scotland?

Scotland. Our families would not survive the trip to Australia to see there one and only grandchild.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

Yeah! Counting Crows for sure, Nirvana, Pearl Jam – this is a long, long list, man…

Are there any good bands out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Hmm, very tough question – I think because of budget constraints I’d say: Kings of Leon, James Bay, Stereophonics – oh, and The Black Keys, The White Stripes?

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is still The Office)?

Easy: Seinfeld, The Office (British version please), Fawlty Towers, Extras

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

Currently I’m about to finish my fourth book – a take on the Detective genre, Detective Wolffe Gunstormer’s called in for tough, unusual cases (preventing communists from taking over the world with a deadly wormhole machine but also: Being commissioned to find the President’s golf ball, providing evidence to the Church God exists for). Full of one-liners and popular with the ladies, his motto is: The best way to get to the bottom of anything is always by Force. Or bribery. Whichever’s easiest.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

Knut Hamsun. He really made me aware for the first time about “voice” and his was very strong. Don’t forget, he was writing in the late 1880’s – 1950’s, very advanced, modern writing for back then. Unfortunately, he was – apparently – a Nazi sympathizer.

My question: “How could you, man?” because he was such a great writer who influenced people like Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, the Beatnik guys and so on.

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Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  Mountains

Yogurt or ice cream?  Ice cream

M&M’s or Skittles?  Neither

Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert? Who???

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Both

Beer or wine?  Neither

Flying or driving?  Driving

Hemingway or Twain?  Twain

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you, as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

Laptop with solar power gear, and my very supportive wife, and our little baby girl.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house or meet at their place of royalty?


Winston Churchill – pompous sounding but he delivered.
Have to be our place.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be?


I wish we were here:

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Apart from referring to himself in the 3rd person, Chassis Albuquerque suffered from a speech defect as a child – when he spoke, he continuously lied, and to counter this habit, was given a typewriter by his parents, and began to write. Often asked where his creative process comes from, well, as with most things these days, it’s China. Quite religious about writing, he always writes facing south, usually toward Spain…

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Speak Easy, Speak Love, by McKelle George

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Beatrice planned on a quiet summer, studying for her medical school entrance exams at her uncle’s home on Long Island. Little did she know her cousin Hero has been running a failing speakeasy out of the basement with the help of a handsome bartender, a talented blues singer, and a strangely enticing novelist.

Daring car chases, underhanded dealing with seedy crooks, and lavish parties are daily occurrences in the reckless underground world of 1920’s prohibition. And with a rival gang gunning for them and the cops close on their heels, it’ll be the most dangerous summer of their lives.

But there’s always time for a little romance…

This sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is an uproarious battle of wits with a 1920’s twist.

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