Posted tagged ‘fiction’

THE TEN MINUTE CHALLENGE

August 13, 2012

This video is the second in a new three-part series on pitches that were filmed at the KWA meeting when H. B. Berlow, our president, threw out a spur-of-the-moment challenge for members to pitch their books in one minute.  Authors had ten minutes to prepare their pitch. They then allowed Keyhole Conversations to video their efforts.

Our next two authors pitching their books are Conrad Jestmore and Darin Elliott.

About Conrad Jestmore

Conrad Jestmore has published short stories, poetry and non-fiction in numerous journals and anthologies, and is a Past-President of the Kansas Authors Association. His first novel, River of Murder is available as an e-book from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.Com, and the publisher, Smashwords.com. He has earned gainful employment as a welfare case worker in the mountains of northern California, an elevator operator when elevators still had them, a bartender, a paint warehouse stocker, a USO performer and a high school teacher. He is a Reiki Master and currently teaches Reiki classes and heals both humans and animals in his central Kansas Reiki practice.

About Darin Elliott

Darin Elliott works as a Laboratory Technician for Leading Technology Composites.  Married for the past twelve years to his wife Misti, he is the father of three children and grandfather to one grandson (with another on the way).  Darin writes in the science fiction and horror genres with a style reflective of Clive Barker and Philip K. Dick. Darin is pitching The Seraphim Protocol.

His writing methods can be found at his literary blog Webgoji’s Ramblings.

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A standard pitch includes the book’s title and genre, a hook (point that grabs the audience), a cliff hanger, and an indication of where the book fits with others that have been published. All of this must be presented in one minute or less. Listen for these points as you watch the video.

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Thanks to vintagefeedsacks for the use of their images.

FIDDLING WITH BONES

February 17, 2012

In this Keyhole Conversations video, Conrad Jestmore reads a scene from his mystery novel, River of Murder, in which PI Jimmy ‘OReilly and university professor and bone specialist Laura Bascome find a missing finger bone in a most unusual place. Read below for more secrets on River of Murder and some facts about bones. His book can be found here.

SECRETS OF THE BONES

BONE-IFIED  FACTS

“Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, dem bones gonna walk around.”

Traditional spiritual song , based on Ezekiel, who prophesied in the Valley of Dry Bones, that the bones would come alive.

Bones do come alive, because they

  • survive the process of decay
  • provide living evidence
  • can verify age, sex, ancestry, stature, weight
  • can show manner of death: homicide, suicide, accidental, natural, unknown
  • can show cause: injury, disease, combination
  • can verify time of death

There are 206 bones in the adult human body.

There are 27 bones in the human hand.

A phalanx is a military formation. It is also a finger bone.

A proximal phalanx has multiple usages. Not all of them human. Not all of them alive.

Find the bones. Find the killer.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: EDGE OF NOWHERE

December 17, 2011

  HOLIDAY PICKS

 

Edge of Nowhere, by B. J. Myrick and Hazel Hart, is a short story collection of  scary fiction.

Watch the short video below, and then head  over to amazon.com where you can buy the book. What a great Christmas gift for those special people in your life!


Rated: Adult Content

Lock the door and journey into fear IF YOU DARE!

–Two women move into their dream home and discover the house is inhabited by a demonic angel in the EDGE OF NOWHERE.

–An obsessed young man commits DEADLY SINS when he plots to kill a beautiful woman.

–A college professor of mythology fears her twin is dating a werewolf. Can she convince her sister this is more than a case of CRY WOLF?

–A man’s desire to escape poverty prompts him to marry the homely daughter of a rich rancher in exchange for a career in A LAUGH LIKE ROLLING STONES.

–a twelve-step group, L.O.V.E. ANONYMOUS, encourages a single woman to answer a personal ad.

Plus other unforgettable tales from . . . the dark side.

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A special thank you to vintagefeedsacks.blogspot.com for the use of her exquisite images.

-AN INVITATION FROM KEYHOLE CONVERSATIONS

December 10, 2011

Over the months, we have reviewed many different genres: women’s fiction, mystery, and paranormal and psychological suspense. E-books are the perfect answer for your holiday shopping, a perfect gift for that special someone in your life!

Below you will find our first holiday pick: The Night Before Christmas, a page-turner that will keep you guessing right up to the surprise ending.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE

It’s Christmastime and Wes Myers asks for Jesus to help him reconcile with his wife Betty, so he can keep her from teaching their children pagan beliefs. After promising Jesus he will do anything to save their souls, he hears, “If I should die before I wake. . .”

Betty takes him back, and with Wes’s prayers answered, the couple has a few good days. Then Wes loses his job, and he reaches for the bottle first and the Bible second. On Christmas Eve, Jesus speaks to Wes again.

The message is chilling!

If you’ve ever wondered why a woman stays with an abusive husband or why a father would kill the child he loves most, then you must read the story of Betty and Wes and what happened on The Night Before Christmas.

Can anyone save Wes  Myers’ daughters from a father who loves them more than life?

Don’t miss this psychological suspense novel. You can find it at amazon.com.


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A special thank you to vintagefeedsacks.blogspot.com for the use of her exquisite images.