Thursday, March 23, 2017

Book Blog Tour: The Complications of Being Lucy by Gus Kenney

Now's The Time To Start Reading With  A New Author! 
This series is the next in line with some of the greats! 
BOTH BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR 99 CENTS US/UK
A Fun For All Ages New Series Of Modern Day Magic & Adventure. 


Did you love Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children? How about the stories written by J.K. Rowling & Rick Riordan?
Then You Will Love This!


"This Author Has A Truly Inventive Imagination!"

The Changeling and the Cupboard
​The Complications of Being Lucy Book 1

NEVER GO INTO THE PARK.

Lucy was never afraid of the dark. She never questioned her family. She never thought that the world of logic and science could be a lie. But on her ninth birthday everything changed when a strange boy came into her life from the very lands she was forbidden from ever entering and she finds herself immersed in a conspiracy that was created before she was born. Her reality is shattered by the existence of magic and things of legend. The bonds of family are tested by a lifetime of deception and the truth of who she actually is, becomes the least of Lucy’s torments. For someone has unleashed a nightmare, and Lucy, her family, and her new friends, are soon on the run from a creature that even darkness fears.
The Changeling and the Borrowed Family 
The Complications of Being Lucy Book 2

A nightmare is just a dream in the light of day.

Lucy was used to everyone hiding things from her. Now she is the one forced to hide. The Changelings have been discovered and to save herself, Lucy must slip into the life of a creature who shares her nightmares. With her family scattered in search for answers and her only friend powerless to help, all alone Lucy must guard her heart from the world she always longed for and from the people that want her dead. But how can you fight the agony of your dreams and the secrets buried in your own blood.

Who Is Author Gus Kenney?

Meet Gus Kenney

Gus lives in western New York with his amazing wife and five four legged children. He decided he wanted to be a writer when he realized that he could never be a spy as good as Timothy Dalton's Bond and that Hired Sword was not part of any growth industry. When he is not semi-busy writing, he spends his time pretending he knows what he is doing at a nine-to-five job and the rest of it complaining that it is taking way too long for them to start showing new episodes of his favorite cartoons. If you're bored, or just a creeper, you can check out the insanity that doesn't make it into his books on his social media outlets.

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As It Is Blog (Stop over and sneak a peek at Book 3!)

Find out what Gus says when asked the difficult question, "What is your favorite part of the story?" Click Here!

Interested in speaking with the author?
​Email him: guskenney@yahoo.com

Gus was asked a slew of questions during an in depth interview with Rukia. Here is just one Q & A from that interview. 
Q: Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

A: Honestly, write something else. Anything at all. You can't get truly blocked unless you stop completely. Sure the story you have been focusing on for months suddenly stalls. No need to fear. Just prime the pump of creativity with some other ideas. Do the paint chip trick (look it up on Pinterest). Look online for story prompts(also Pinterest). Take your characters and put them in strange and unusual scenarios that would never come up in the world you created for them. Write something off the wall like a race of people that aren't carbon based but cocoa based (I call them Fudgelians). If all else fails do some dishes. That always works for me. Don't believe me? Come to my house and wash them. You'll see. 
Get to know the author!

Great News! Gus Kenney has something he wants to share with you!
A Rafflecopter Giveaway
 & 
Name The Character competition!



 Name The Character

Author Gus Kenney is offering a chance to name one of the characters for Traitor's Neice, Book 3 in 
The Complications Of Being Lucy Series!
The Rules:
Get book 1(The Changeling And The Cupboard), snap a pic of you with the book like the one above(if it's an eBook open it on your ereader device), tag us (Gus Kenney / Margaret Daly) and post your picture! That's it! The winner will be announced on Facebook on The Complications Of Being Lucy Page!
Now's the time to get your copies of these books, each priced at 99c/99p.
Then enter the competition to name the character in Book 3!


Don't miss this opportunity to not only read the next hit series, but to be a part in the story yourself!
Thank you for joining us today! We hope you coming away from this with a better sense of this new hit series by Gus Kenney...

If you have any questions you can normally find Gus on FB, or you can send him an email. 
Have A Great Day! 
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Book Blog Tour: The Gaia Effect by Claire Buss - Fantasy/Science Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic

The Gaia Effect Banner Blog Tour ~ The Gaia Effect Author: Claire Buss Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/ Post-Apocalyptic Tour Dates: 20th-24th of March Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours The Gaia Effect 2.jpg Blurb: In City 42 Corporation look after you from cradle to grave. They protect you from the radiation outside the wall. They control the food, the water, the technology and most important of all, the continuation of the human race. Kira and Jed Jenkins were lucky enough to win Collection but when their friends start falling pregnant naturally, everything changes. How long has Corporation been lying to them? Is it really toxic outside the wall? As the group comes to terms with the changes in their lives they discover there is a much more powerful and ancient force at work, trying to bridge the gap between man and nature. 313a6-addtogoodreads ↓Buy Links↓ https://www.amazon.com/Gaia-Effect-Claire-Buss-ebook/dp/B01N7KT80X Author Bio: Claire Buss Claire Buss is a science fiction/fantasy writer currently based in Barking, Essex. She wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up but work experience at her local paper was eye-opening. Instead Claire went on to work in a variety of admin roles for over a decade but never felt quite at home. An avid reader, baker and pinterest addict Claire won second place in the Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print writing competition in 2015 with The Gaia Effect and set her writing career in motion. Visit her at: facebooktwitteramazontumblr ufb-banner-2017 a Rafflecopter giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZmZlMWExNTc0Yjc5YjAwZWI0MjBiYmJhZjExMzQ2OjIy/?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Music: Interview with World5, international music sensation

It's time for music! I'm so thrilled to introduce a wonderful band on the blog today. World5 started with five close friends who were professional musicians. Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together. Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they used the power of the World Wide Web to shorten the physical distance.



Check out their music and read more about them in the interview below.


Tell us a little about the story behind the band's name.

The band name popped up right away, it took only a couple of minutes to come up with it: 5 members literally spread around the world: WORLD5!

That's the idea! When did you decide to get together and make music? How do you manage to keep the band going when you're not living in the same city?

At the end of the 90's, beginning of 2000, the internet connections were as much advanced as it was needed to handle the sending of such big files, as they are created by recording music. We were all friends and working as professional musicians for more than 30 years, but were not able to work together as we are spread over 3 continents. The fast internet connection and skype opened the doors.


Technology helping to create great sounds! Who writes the lyrics and composes the sounds?


Every one of us contributes with music. We have extra lyricists, which are not members of the band. Michael Moore, Toni Becker and Kerryl Ann Frank.

Terrific voices. What genre do you consider yourself and what's your greatest influence?

We play and record Pop-Rock / Adult Contemporary music. We were influenced by hundreds of musicians during the years. From The Beatles to Sting, Genesis, Billy Joel and of course the "musician´s" band Toto to name just a few.

I love Toto! When was the first time you performed live?

We all started playing live in high school and never stopped playing.

That's what I'd call true calling. What do you enjoy the most between your interaction with the fans?

It is awesome to meet, chat and write to people from all over the globe. This confirms that music definitely does not have any borders.






Music brings people together, right? Do you believe music can influence change in a positive way? How?

Definitely, it unites people from different countries and different cultures, gives them a positive vibe which affects all their actions.


Agreed. What was the inspiration for your latest album?

Both the first album "Global Experience" and the latest album "Heartbeat Of The World" are based on a message of positive change.

We are very thankful for all support by our listeners. Without your support, music, (at least recorded music) could not exist!


We need positive change. Thank you so much for stopping by for this interview, and we wish you much success with the new album!


To find out more about their music and to connect with World5, click on the links below:

http://www.world5music.com
https://www.facebook.com/World5band
http://twitter.com/world5music
http://www.reverbnation.com/world5
http://www.youtube.com/user/World5music
http://www.amazon.com/World5/e/B0067LTAZ2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/world5/id478881688
https://play.spotify.com/artist/5Hz0rLiTcULzVzyBu3ExLK




 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Learning: How to sell a ton of books in 5 simple steps

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Your life has become a secret hell that you cover up with a swagger and a smile. You tell yourself that it’s about the achievement. About getting it out there. About the art. The truth is, though, you want readers. You want fan letters and a movie deal. You want to make MONEY at this, but you have no idea how.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Books: Interview with Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Mjke Wood


Today on the blog we have the pleasure to introduce writer Mjke Wood. Read on to find out more about his fascinating books.

Where are you from and what's your background?

I was born on the Isle of Man but I’ve lived most of my life on the Wirral, in the UK. I worked as a Finance Manager for a large public transport company, but last year I took an early retirement deal to concentrate on writing full time. I’m also a musician, playing alto sax and clarinet in bands around the North West. I love playing in pit orchestras for amateur shows, too. It’s a great way to see lots of hit musicals without having to pay to get in.

What a great way to attend shows! When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I’ve always loved reading, and about thirty years ago, after a bad commuting experience, I wrote to the local newspaper. It was a full on rant, but I injected humor into it, and when it was published as the star letter, and I began to receive feedback, it got me thinking. I decided to try writing humor pieces and sending them to magazines. They were rejected of course. They were bad. But it didn’t stop me because I’d fallen in love with the whole process of writing.

That’s great that you didn’t give up after being rejected. What genre do you write and what's your target audience?

It’s strange that while I was sending these random humor pieces out to magazines, I’d never thought to try writing science fiction. I read a lot of science fiction, and have done since I was eight or nine years old. My dad used to bring home stacks of short story anthologies from the library, and I read these because they were way better than the stuff I could get from the children’s library. So I took a break from the humor stuff and started writing science fiction short stories. I sent them to magazines, and when these rejections came back, they were different. They were rejections from America, from magazines like Analog and Asimov’s, and the editors were names that I knew, and they were writing letters to me, and sometimes they even included comments that made me realize they’d actually read some them. I’d found the thing I wanted to write. There was still humor in a lot of the stories, but also some serious stuff was coming through. So for the most part, my target audience was these editors. I wrote for them. If ever I were to sell a story it would be because I’d written something that appealed to a particular editor.

It’s quite an interesting take on your audience. And how many books have you published so
far? Were you ever accepted to be published in any other publications or journals?

My focus stayed on short fiction for many years. I wrote occasional novels and sent them out to agents and publishers, but always my passion was for writing short fiction, and I’d begun to sell some of it. In 2007 I won the Jim Baen Memorial contest with a short story, and then a year later I won Writers of the Future, and that was cool because part of the prize was a week-long paid-for trip to Los Angeles for a workshop and for the award ceremony. I’d never been to America. I’d never even flown, and that’s a whole other story in itself. Okay, I’ve strayed from the question, so I’ll try and get back on track. Before writing any novels I had maybe two dozen short stories published in sci-fi magazines and anthologies. I put together a collection of my own short stories, called ‘Power for Two Minutes and Other Unrealities’, and indy published it on Amazon, and I have now, at last, published a novel-length science fiction story, ‘Deep Space Accountant’, which is the first of a series. Book two will be out later this year. In the meantime I followed a parallel thread, writing a humorous travel memoir called ‘Travelling in a Box’. It’s very niche, very UK focused, so I’ve been surprised at how well it’s done.

You have a lot of interesting adventures to tell, that’s for sure. And congrats on your winnings. What is your favorite quote and who wrote it?

I don’t have a quote, so much as a set of rules, coined in 1947 by the sci-fi writer, Robert Heinlein. They’re designed for short fiction writing but you can make them work for long form, too.
1                    You must write
2                    You must finish what you start
3                    You must refrain from rewriting except to editorial order.
4                    You must put it on the market.
5                    You must keep it on the market until sold.

Rule three seems a little strange but what it means is don’t keep going back over something you’ve finished, polished and edited. Concentrate on the next thing. So I also like to include a sixth rule that was added much later, by Robert J Sawyer:
6          Start working on something else.

This is important. It’s too easy to sit back after one story or book and decide that your work is done. It isn’t done, you have the next book to do, and then the next.

Indeed, the job of a writer is never done… Do you have a favorite author? Who? Has this author or his book(s) influenced your writing in any way?

As a sci-fi writer Arthur C Clarke is perhaps my biggest early influence. I think I’ve read every novel he wrote, and most of his short fiction, too. Clarke’s ‘A Fall of Moondust’ was the first Sci-Fi novel I ever read. The memory of reading that book, waiting for the rain to stop while on a camping holiday near Minehead in Somerset, is still vivid in my mind. I was eleven or twelve years old. ‘A Fall of Moondust’ just blew me away. If Arthur C Clarke was my gateway drug to sci-fi, then Stephen King hooked me with the full-on addiction for writing. Around about the time when I was sending off those daft little pieces to newspapers and magazines, I read Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’, and then ‘It’. I felt rocked back on my heels. I’d encountered real magic. How could a few squiggles on a page transport me, mind body and soul, into another world? I wanted more and I wanted to be able to perform that magic.

I can see why they can influence any writer! If you could be a character from any book who would you like to be, and why?

This is hard because most of the characters from my favorite books are put through hell and back. It’s something writers do, they create characters you love and then they do horrible things to them. But if I may return to Arthur C Clarke, and his 1974 Hugo-winning ‘Rendezvous with Rama’, then Jimmy Pak is my choice. He’s a crew member of the exploratory mission to Rama, a massive rotating cylindrical starship that enters our solar system en route to an unknown destination. Jimmy Pak gets to skybike along the axis of Rama, and he sees the whole of this artificial world rotating around him. Ever since reading that book I’ve been fascinated by the whole concept of generation starships built as giant cylinders with artificial gravity. What a fabulous thing to explore one and see it from such a vantage point. And Jimmy Pak gets through the whole book without getting maimed or mutilated or anything else of a discouraging nature.

Wow, that’s true. Hard to find a character that doesn’t go through a horrible experience, but the adventures are worth it! What are you working on now?

I have a first draft for the second Sphere of Influence novel all ready to start knocking into shape. It’s called ‘The Lollipop of Influence’. I envy those writers who can get a first draft that’s more or less good to go. My first drafts need a lot of work to iron out all the bugs and plot holes and clunky writing, and I have to make sure it’s consistent with the first book. I’ll only send a ‘final’ draft to my editor when I’m sure it’s clean. And then, for sure, it will come back marked up with another month’s work for me fix all the things I missed. I’ve also written a follow-up to my travel book, called ‘Two in a Box’, which is sitting in the queue waiting its turn to go through the second-draft factory. Beyond that I there’s a third travel book to come, provisionally titled ‘Flying in a Box’, and at least one more book in the Sphere of Influence series. And I’m still doing short stories at the rate of about one per month, just for the fun of it.

You’re keeping very busy, and that’s great. Where can we find out more about you and your writing?

My website is www.mjkewood.com and I have a separate website for my travel books, www.travellinginabox.com.

You can find me on Twitter as @MjkeW and my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/mjkewood/

Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?


Well, just to mention that one of my short stories has been optioned for a movie. The story is ‘The Last Days of Dogger City’ which first appeared in the April 2015 edition of Analog. Right now it’s being turned into a script by the producers, First Enterprise Productions. This is a turn of events that I most definitely wouldn’t have predicted a few years ago. As I say, it was only a short story so the movie will need more plot material than in the original, so I’m dying to see what comes out of it.

That’s about it, only to say, thanks, Andrea, for the interview. I’ve very much enjoyed doing it, and I wish you every success with your own writing endeavors.

Congratulations, Mjke! That’s absolutely fantastic and I hope to be watching the movie based on your story soon. Good luck and thank you so much for your time telling us about you and your books! 

To puchase Mjke's books, visit his page on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Mjke-Wood/e/B00IA4HJCA


Friday, February 3, 2017

Books: Interview with author Michael Fattorosi



Today, we're introducing Michael Fattorosi, an accidental writer. To find out how he started writing and his interesting background, read on!

Hello, Michael, please tell us a little about you.

I grew up in New Jersey in a little town called Port Reading and have lived in Washington, DC, Virginia, Los Angeles and now I reside in Las Vegas. I am an attorney and have been for the past nineteen years. I specialize in adult entertainment law, in other words, I represent porn stars and studios that make movies for adults. I have also represented more familiar names such as Fox Studios, the Dodgers, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers but for the past thirteen years I have specialized in more risque clients.

What an interesting specialization. I’m sure you have a lot of interesting tales to tell. When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I would not call myself a writer. I think a writer is someone who does it professionally and can earn a living from it. I am a mere storyteller. If you include legal writing, I started writing twenty-two years ago, if not, then just in the last year. I self-published my first novel in November 2016. I actually never wanted to be a writer. My entry into writing was accidental. I have spent twelve years researching a very interesting and lengthy family history, which is the basis for my series. My family has a one-thousand year history in Southern Italy. I would often tell people what I discovered and it usually ended with them telling me that it would make for a fascinating book.
I was in the process of negotiating a literary agent contract for one of my adult clients when I summoned the nerve to give my elevator pitch to the agent. Surprisingly, he liked it so I decided to write it.

A happy accident, you should say. So what genre do you write and what’s your target audience?

My genre is historical fiction, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. I don’t know if I have a target audience. I was fortunate to have eighteen beta-readers assist me with my writing and they ranged in age from 16 to 70, male and female and from wide economic backgrounds - professionals, homemakers, students and even two librarians. I try to appeal to the broadest base possible. I suppose, if you were a fan of Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” you would really enjoy my novel.

How many books have you published so far? Have you been published in any other publications or journals?


Just one book published so far, though it is part of a six book series. The second novel is planned for a late May 2017 release date. I plan on releasing a new title every six months. 

It’s a robust plan to release a novel every six months, go for it! Congratulations on the upcoming release. What is your favorite quote and who wrote it?

I prefer an Italian proverb - “In vino veritas” which means “In wine there is truth.” 

Ha, that’s a good one! Do you have a favorite author? Who? Has this author or his book(s) influenced your writing in any way?

I don’t know if I can choose just one favorite author. As a lawyer, Grisham has always been easy to read. Dan Brown is another. Michael Crichton is a third. I like books that are easy to read. Having to constantly perform legal research makes you want something easy when you aren’t working. Ken Follet is a bit more complex but also enjoyable. And for historical non-fiction, I really like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s work.
I cannot say that I have been influenced by anyone’s writing. I am more influenced by my beta-readers and their feedback. I write for others, not myself, so if my beta-readers don’t like something in my manuscript it gets tossed. I try to keep my stories fast paced, moving forward with short chapters. I don’t want my readers getting caught up in unnecessary minutia. I’m not trying to write literature, just something enjoyable. 

If you could be a character from any book, who would you like to be, and why?

I don’t know if there is a character from a book I would choose to be. I think if I could choose to be anyone other than myself, it would someone that has devoted their life to helping animals. All of the proceeds of the pre-sales of all my novels have been and will be donated to various charities that assist in making animal’s lives better. I have a 150lb Rottweiler that is more my son than dog. My wife and I got him when I first started my cancer treatments so he has been there for me through some very tough times. The unconditional love you receive from a dog is inspiring.

That’s very sweet. What are you working on now?

I am currently working on my second novel of the “Scrolls” series, yet to be named. I am still outlining it. I should have the outline finished in a few weeks and then the writing begins. I want to release it Memorial Day Weekend before the start of the summer reading season.

And where can we find out more about you and your writing?

You can find me on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/pornlaw and of course at my website http://www.ResurrectionoftheScrolls.com or you can email me directly at Michael@fattlegal.com

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

If you read it, leave a review. If you liked it, tell a friend. If you loved it, tell two friends!
Indie authors need readers’ support to keep doing what they are doing. Writing is the easy part, marketing is the tough part. As an author, any exposure a reader can give me is so very appreciated. There is nothing better than a personal recommendation.
I understand that every time someone buys my novel they are giving me 6-8 hours of their life. I am honored by that and I feel truly blessed for each and every sale.
Thank you for this opportunity as well. 

Thank you for stopping by, and we're wishing you success with your upcoming release and your writing career! 

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Release: I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond by Ju Ephraime @JuEphraime

I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond 
is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place.
written by Ju Ephraime




Catherine is living a dream life, rescued from an orphanage and married to her best friend. Life couldn’t get any better, and she is the envy of everyone in the little town where she lives. But it turns into a nightmare the day she is given the news that will change her life forever… Her fairy tale life becomes a living hell on earth. 


For two years she exists, barely acknowledging one day from the next. Suddenly, without any warning, a stranger walks into her life, and everything is about to change. Is Catherine ready for the change, or is she still only living to die?

Titus is only visiting the home of his brother-in-law’s distant cousin. He isn’t looking for a relationship; neither is he searching for love. Yet, they both find him, with no advanced warning. Titus is not one to succumb without a fight, and boy does he fight, but it seems the harder he fights, the more the force pushing him into Catherine’s waiting arms fights back.

You can find this book at your favorite online store, just follow this link: books2read.com/I-will-Follow

"Ju Ephraime's historical romance, I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond, is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place. Catherine and Cameron are marvelous characters. She's the guiding star that he's inescapably drawn to, and he's the knight in shining armor who snatches her from the clutches of an unscrupulous nun who means her nothing but harm. This novel is set in the pre-WWI years, and the author does a beautiful job of setting the scene, especially in the care she takes with the descriptions of the landed gentility and the growing in roads the automobile makes into the British countryside. While there are a number of scenes involving love-making and sensuality, they are well-written and appropriate for an adult audience. The paranormal aspect of this novel is also enticing and adds a touch of mystery to the plot. I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond is most highly recommended."Jack Magnus - Readers' Favorite 


Enjoy A Sample from Chapter 21
     Catherine continued on her way to her greenhouse, grateful she’d not run into Titus. She liked to think of him as Titus, not Lord Braithwaite, which somehow seemed too formal. He made her feel things. Things she hadn’t felt in years, and she resented him for it. She wanted him gone from Chatterwoods and her life back to being the way it was before the dinner party.

     She spent a very satisfying morning taking care of her plants and working on a new scent she was trying to create. It was almost there, but something was missing. She had to go through the oils she had in her small apothecary to see if there was anything there she could use to enhance the scent.

     Exhausted from the events of the previous night and everything that had taken place, including Titus entering her room, Catherine left the greenhouse and proceeded to go to her room. A long soak in her tub was what she needed. Catherine found it both a pleasure and a torture to soak in the tub. It reminded her so much of Cameron. He used to love to bathe her or use the bath water after her. She missed all these things about him. Everything about life excited him, and he had infected her with that excitement. It was like a contagion. Now that he was gone, she missed that excitement. 


     It was almost time for supper, so she got dressed, left her room, and was making her way to Suzan’s room to check up on her when she came face to face with Lord Braithwaite, walking out of Cameron’s room. Two things hit her at the same time. She could have sworn she saw Cameron walking out of his room. Rubbing her eyes, she looked again, but it was only Titus Braithwaite. He didn’t look like Cameron, except in their well-developed musculature, so how could she have mistaken the two? But all this aside, why was Lord Braithwaite still at Chatterwoods?
Ju Ephraime writes steamy high heat romances, packed with emotions and strong alpha characters and always a wonderful, happy ever after. She has won several awards for her writing, and had even seconded in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, with her White Magic Woman. When not writing romance novels, Ju could be found writing children’s books, which includes her, Too-Clever series, a collection of ten children stories. Ju writes her children's stories under, Dr. Julia E. Antoine. These days she stays busy helping in the community and donating her services to a not-for-profit organization, which she helped establish. Presently, she resides in CT where she has lived with her family for the past thirty years. She still misses her time on the sunny Caribbean islands, but takes pleasure in using them as backdrops to some of her stories.

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