Meet The Author, Christina Weigand

Enjoy getting to know, Christina Weigand:

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

Inspired, adventurous, relationships.

Your books, Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy, e-formats were released in  2013/2014. The print format of Book One was released in November 2016, and the other two books will hopefully follow soon in print format, in the next few months.

Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.

Twin princes Joachim and Brandan come of age and are thrust into adulthood as they enter a world torn apart by war, kidnapping and betrayal.

As the twins are crowned Kings of Mahorg and Crato, and wed to powerful women, each will deal with the loss of their parents in his own unique way. The choices each makes will set their world on a cataclysmic course that only loss and sacrifice can deter.

Is their love and faith strong enough to see Joachim and Brandan through the veil of evil blanketing the land, or will it fail and be left to their children to save?

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?

Write forever, but never have a bestseller.

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?

Live in a small town, but be able to travel.

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

Airport.

And how about Australia or Scotland?

I’d love to do both, but since you are making me chose, I would have to say Scotland.

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

Bon Jovi or U2.

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

Disturbed or Imagine Dragons.

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

Last Man Standing.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

Finishing up a Middle grade series, Sequel to Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy.

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

There are so many to choose from. If I must narrow it down I would say JRR Tolkein. Where did all your wonderful characters and settings come from?

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Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  Mountains

Yogurt or ice cream?  Ice Cream

M&M’s or Skittles?  M&M’s

Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert? Stephen Colbert

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Sad

Beer or wine? Wine

Flying or driving? Flying  

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?

Bible and laptop (so I can write), My husband and Darlene Reilley (my best friend).

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?

Jesus, I ask for answers to all the questions that plague humanity, like which way does the toilet paper come off the roll. I think I would like to meet at His house.

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

I wish that my books would influence young adults in their life choices.

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Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to four granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania after a short sabbatical in the lovely state of Washington. She has three published YA Christian Fantasy novels; Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One, Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two and Sanctuary of Nine Dragons: Book Three. She also has a woman’s Bible study Women of the Bible: A Study published. Recently the first book in a MG Fantasy series was published, Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully with the remaining five to be published over the next year and a half. Through her writing she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone.

When she’s not writing she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, and helping children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.  

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Meet The Author, Cris Pasqueralle

Enjoy getting to know, Cris Pasqueralle:

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

Family oriented.

Your book, The Destiny Trilogy, is the first of three in the bestselling series. Share a passage that you’d like for us to enjoy.  

The golden light encircled Jack and Maddie, and when the bird moved in to swallow them in its great beak, a blinding flash split the darkness and the eagle vaporized.

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?

Write forever. I always have a story to tell and would never be able to hold them in.

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?

A small town would suit me just fine.

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

Amusement park, nothing like a roller coaster to get the creativity flowing.

And how about Australia or Scotland?

Australia.

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

None that I can think of. I’m a classic rock and oldies man. Give me The Who and Elvis, and I’m good.

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

No.

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

I like The Big Bang Theory, but my favorite has to be The Odd Couple.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

A young adult paranormal detective story, untitled as of yet.

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

Don’t really have one favorite author, but would like to find out how H.G. Wells was able to look into the future so accurately.

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Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream?  Ice Cream

M&M’s or Skittles?  M&M’s

Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert? Neither

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy

Beer or wine?  Wine

Flying or driving?  Flying

Hemingway or Twain?  Hemingway

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 pen and paper and my children.

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?

Gandhi, I would meet him at his place, and the subject would be world religions.

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

That I always have enough of whatever it is I need.

Pick up one of Pasqueralle’s books today:

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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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