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Meet Dawne Prochilo, Author and Blogger! She shares a recipe and her new release.

Dawne Prochilo shares her favorite recipe Pasta Tuna Salad on Author Favorites at the Recipe Corner http://writinginnovations.blogspot.com/p/authors-favorite-recipes.html

Before you head over there, read about Dawne and check out her new release Callie's Way: The V.W. Club, Book 1.

BIO:
I'm a freelance writer for a newspaper, I write web content, am an online journalist and the administrative editor of the WM Connection Freelance Writers website and a contributing editor for the WM Connection Review.

I live in a small town of maybe 600 people. I have 3 kids. In April 2012, I will be a grandma!

I'm sarcastic, independent, intelligent (I have papers to prove it), roll my eyes way too many times in a day, am a real blonde, patient and would do anything for those that I love.


I love hazelnut coffee, Mountain Dew, my Jack Russell Terrier, Eddie, my family and White Zinfandel. In no particular order.

I hate peas and carrots, wet socks, liars and fake people.

Dawne has a heart of gold and loves to help her fellow authors, and chat with fans. Hence her twitter handle  @goldendawne1 - or maybe it's the golden hair? Dawne was also nominated in the Sex Expert category for the Xcite Books 2012 Awards!


Divorcee and owner of the VW Club, Callie Ludington is through with men and their selfish ways. She wants someone in her life but she's not sure she can handle the egotistical men surrounding her. She needs someone different. Someone who appreciates her and what she has to offer. Her fellow VW Club friends are always asking her for dating advice but she can never heed her own words. So when she turns to Sammi, a VW Club server, Callie gets more than she bargained for. Their privates chats turn into more than talk.

Can Callie fight the urges she has towards Sammi? And what happens when Sammi gives Callie an indication of interest?

Purchase links:  

Dawne on Amazon 

A Recipe and a New Release! Jean Joachim shares both

Jean Joachim is an author, married, a mother of two boys and owner of a rescued pug named Homer. She lives in New York City. Her latest contemporary romance, Now and Forever 2, the Book of Danny (sequel to Now and Forever 1, a Love Story) has been released by Secret Cravings Publishing. Her works include, Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights, a sweet contemporary romance and its sequel April’s Kiss in the Moonlight, the New York Nights novels series including, “The Marriage List” and “Champagne for Christmas”. She also has seven non-fiction books published. Her bestselling activity books are frequently in the top 25 on Amazon. Jean has been writing non-fiction for over fifteen years and fiction for two. Her review column, "Movie Choices for Kids" has been syndicated in weekly and parenting newspapers and on websites for the past eleven years.

Check out Jean's recipe for Chicken Marian on the Recipe Corner: Author Favorites http://writinginnovations.blogspot.com/p/authors-favorite-recipes.html and her new release NOW AND FOREVER 2, THE BOOK OF DANNY below.


Blurb
Danny Maine, leaves the Army after becoming an expert sharp shooter, killer and womanizer. He gets a job teaching English at Kensington State University where he strives to have a normal life.There, he meets Eliza Baines, a beautiful widow, and is smitten immediately. Danny struggles to overcome post-traumatic stress syndrome and make a new life when his drunken and abusive father is released from prison and seeks him out. Struggling to leave his horrific past behind, Danny attempts to forge a new path that includes love, success, friends and having his own family but dark forces and emotional obstacles block his way. The Book of Danny is a poignant story of love, loss and ultimate triumph that will touch your heart.

Buy Links:

Jean's Web site, Blog. Follow Jean on Twitter @JeanJoachim and on Facebook.

Her books on Amazon

Blogger to Bestseller




Blogger to Bestseller: when Blogs become Books

It’s not uncommon these days to see your favorite blog turn into a bestseller, available in every bookstore. It’s an interesting way of becoming a bestselling author sometimes unintentionally and as blogs are theoretically just online diaries, blogs that become books are just like diaries and memoirs before them. Some of the most interesting and timely works of the present day have come from blogs, showing the intricacies of modern society and providing contemporary accounts of just how life really is for everyday people. So when settling down on your sectional sofa with your laptop, planning your next blog post, think about how you could be the next big thing, if you’ve got the skills and the stories to deserve it.

Waiter Rant

One of the most well known and popular blog-based books is Steve Dublanica’s Waiter Rant, a candid and near unbelievable account of life as a waiter. Telling the world the deep, dark secrets of the diner in his hugely successful blog, the next big step for Dublanica was to publish his hilariously funny anecdotes in a book. He did this accordingly in 2009 and has gone on to write further accounts. Industries such as catering and hospitality lend themselves to being published because of the deep dark secrets behind the scenes, that only the staff can know of, and Dublanica has become a spokesperson and representative for the millions of waiters across the States.

Julie and Julia

Pipping even Dublanica’s efforts is the Hollywood block busting Julie and Julia, which it’s hard to believe began as a humble blog project from young New York resident Julie Powel. Her blog went from strength to strength as she attempted to cook every recipe in the esteemed Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cookery and in 2005, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 recipes 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen was published and a mere four years later, it hit our screens.

Crazy Aunt Purl

Appealing to all kinds of folk out there, Crazy Aunt Purl’s book Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair was much awaited before its release in 2007. The online persona of Laurie Perry, a thirty-something divorcee living with her three cats, Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog was an instant hit, drawing in readers for all over the country interested in seeing what mishap occurred next. There’s a morbid curiosity in us all which means we just can’t help look forward to the next time something goes wrong for Purl. A lot of readers can relate to Purl’s lifestyle and the ability to build empathy and rapport is another key quality for creating a blog that performs well when turned into a book.

Humor and Interest

Scores of books that you receive as gifts, humorous jokes and coffee table talking points first entered the world through the blog. The hilarious named and popular Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander sits in bookcases across America. Another book which should be on every girl’s dresser is Daily Candy a to Z: an Insider’s Guide to the Sweet Life, from the blog of the same name, offering up top tips city-by-city on what to do, what to wear and why. Some bloggers even publish their books under their blog name such as Look at My Striped Shirt: Confessions of the People you Love to Hate by The Phat Phree. This technique forever immortalises the blog in print as well as online.

What about me?

Electronic books have made publishing much more accessible and so as the eBook has grown in popularity, so has the number of blogs available through your eReading device. If you’ve got a blog with a decent following and are interested in self publishing, there’s no reason not to. You could further your readership, make a little revenue and keep your followers and fans thoroughly entertained. Publishing via Kindle or other platforms is relatively straightforward and if you have an interesting story to tell, are keeping tabs on your employer from behind the scenes or are just hugely entertaining you’re bound to have some success.

With self publishing becoming increasingly popular and easy to do, there’s bound to be an influx of blogs being turned into books. Whether they’re all of the quality of those mentioned is another thing but if you think you’ve got what it takes as a writer then it’s worth giving it a shot. 

Favorite Author Recipe - Jodi Olson and Her New Release

Jodi Olson tantalizes us today with a Veggie Soup recipe and her latest book Road to Desire, Desire Series 1. Jodi's veggie soup is another one of those recipes where everything goes in the crock pot and you walk away. Very nice for busy authors; gives us more time to write. And Readers, this recipe gives you more time to settle down on the sofa and curl up with a good book! You can find the recipe on Author Favorites at the Recipe Corner: http://writinginnovations.blogspot.com/p/authors-favorite-recipes.html




Jodi Olson is a published author of erotica (including menage), contemporary and historical romance. She absolutely loves cowboys and now writes about them too. Jodi also loves hearing from her fans.







Matthew had a fantasy about submitting to his wife Samantha; to be Her adoring and worshipful slave, doing Her bidding, suffering Her torments and pleasures. What will happen when this hunky construction worker gets his wish, when he is forced to his knees and used as a sex toy? It’s a kinky affair when a loving couple starts down the Road to Desire.


You can find Jody online at her Web site, her Blog, Amazon Author page, on Facebook and Facebook Fan page

Favorite Author Recipe - Elle D. Hayes and Her New Release

We have Elle D. Hayes sharing her favorite recipe and new release with us today. You can find the recipe on Author Favorites at the Recipe Corner http://writinginnovations.blogspot.com/p/authors-favorite-recipes.html


First a bit about Elle:

Elle D. Hayes was born to write. An unapologetic dreamer, she has created characters and their unique worlds for as long as she can remember. By day she is a not-so-mild-mannered
executive assistant, but by night she is a fierce keyboard warrior hoping to one day be crowned Queen of Erotic Romance. It makes for rough mornings filled with lots of caffeine, but she swears it's worth it.

Elle lives with her basketball loving husband and superstar daughter. When not writing she enjoys reading, watching basketball and shopping until she drops.

Her latest release is an interracial romance called Negotiating Love from the SWAT Officer series. It is available on Beautiful Trouble Publishing and Amazon.


EXCERPT:
      Just thinking about her brought images of her smooth milk chocolate skin and sparkling brown eyes to mind. His hand itched to feel her hair clutched in his fist as he took her from behind. He loved the feel of the braids and twists she always wore. And that ass! His head throbbed at the thought of another man touching her. 
      He dropped his bag on the ground next to the wall and opened it to dig around for his gloves. Once he had them on he stood and began working the bag. He’d worked up a really good sweat when Mace joined him.  
      “Hey,” Mace said as he moved to stand behind the bag and hold it steady.
      “Hey,” Jay replied before resuming his workout.  
      “I’m willing to bet that this poor innocent bag didn’t do anything to you, so you wanna tell me who it is you’re really beating the hell out of right now?” 
      Jay didn’t answer at first, but then he dropped his fists and sighed. “Myself,” he finally admitted. 
     “Okay. Wanna talk about it?” 
     “Not really.”
     “Can I take a stab at it?”
     “Can I stop you?” Jay snapped. Then added, “It won’t do any good. You don’t have a clue how much I’ve screwed up.” 
     “Maybe not, but I’m willing to bet three months pay it all revolves around one sexy ADA you’ve been pretending to not give a damn about.” 
     “How the hell did you pick up on that?” Jay questioned angrily.
     “Come on, man. You two can’t stop watching each other whenever you’re in the same room. And you almost ripped Gunnar a new one when he made that comment about her ass a few months back.”  
     Jay clenched his jaw at the memory. Gunnar Stephensen was a fellow SWAT officer and a world class womanizer. Had it not been for the intervention of the rest of the team, he would have taken the man’s head off when he wondered aloud what it would be like to hold Tonia’s hips and watch her ass while fucking her from behind. Jay groaned out loud when he realized how much that show of possessiveness must have told his teammates.

You can find Elle on Facebook, her Blog and on her Amazon Author Page.


Elle is sharing a slow cooker dish; http://writinginnovations.blogspot.com/p/authors-favorite-recipes.html

Bon Appetit!

Chatting with Author Cindi Maciolek - Divatiel: Reflections of a birds companion



Today we welcome author Cindi Maciolek who's stopping in on her virtual book tour with Divatiel:Reflections of a birds companion. Welcome to Writing Innovations Cindi, it's so nice to have you with us today.



WI: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I started writing at a very early age, around four-years-old. Words fascinated me! I would practice my letters every day and make things up in my head. Then, I’d ask family members how to spell the words. I particularly liked rhyming, and still do today.

WI: What inspired you to pen this particular novel/book?

Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion was a book years in the making. I was gifted with a loving little cockatiel over 17 years ago. I learned so much about having a pet, about taking care of a bird and about myself that I wanted to share that story with others. I don’t think people really realize just how intelligent a little cockatiel can be. I certainly didn’t. I’d share stories about her with others, and time and time again I was encouraged to write a book about her. So, I finally did!

WI: What road blocks did you come across while writing this story?

I originally thought this would be a very short book, a collection of stories about my bird’s adventures, organized by category. When I sent it out for comments, everyone suggested I write it as a complete story, from the first time we met until she departed for that big open sky. I’m glad I changed it because I’m much happier the way it is now, but it did require a lot more writing and editing, which ultimately added over a year to the production schedule.

WI: What do you do if a story just doesn't seem to flow the way you were hoping it would?

It depends. I tend to know the opening, the ending and a few twists and turns in between, but I generally let the story tell me where it wants to go. So, I write in a flurry for a few chapters, then step away to analyze where I’ve been compared to where I need to go. If stepping away doesn’t help, I’ll reread what I’ve already written, sometimes from the beginning, and hopefully that will identify what’s tripping me up. I always keep a file of notes, so reading through the notes can help. Or, I send it out for comments and listen to what my inner circle has to say. If all else fails, I’ll play solitaire or avalanche to put my mind in a different space.

WI: What has been the hardest thing about marketing this story?

This particular book is non-fiction, and many people assume that it’s aimed just at bird lovers. In actuality, any animal lover could identify with the love between owner and pet, and the way a pet can take over the household. So, getting people to understand that has been the hardest part.

WI: What is one thing you wished you knew before, that you now know about marketing?

I don’t think anyone would be surprised to hear that it takes a lot of time to market anything, whether it be a new company or a new book. Particularly in this day and age, there are so many options for promotion, but everything takes time. It takes commitment. It’s not something new, but sometimes when you’re in the throes of it, you try to remind yourself that writing the book was sometimes the easy part!

WI: What is one piece of advice that you received to help your writing that you still carry with you today?

Just do it! If you’re a writer, then write. Don’t talk about what you want to write, write it!

WI: Tell us what a day in your writing life is like, do you have any writing quirks?

I write all day, but not necessarily on my favorite personal projects! Let’s see…there are emails, queries, brochures, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, proposals, marketing plans – did I leave anything out?

I tend to be a night owl, so I do a lot of writing at night, but I do enjoy jumping out of bed and finishing up a chapter first thing in the morning. It sets a great tone of accomplishment for the day.

As for quirks, I read aloud when I edit. If something doesn’t read aloud properly, it won’t be good on paper. I also act out the different characters when I’m writing fiction. It helps me to bring the story to life and envision what it will be like on the big screen someday!

WI: Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?

I quite like writing fiction, more than I ever thought I would. I enjoy crafting the dialog in particular. My goal is to keep writing until well past the ripe old age of 142.

WI: Are you currently working on any new projects?

I’m currently working on a business book that’s aimed at people who are interested in starting a company, or the owners of a small company. My other favorite project is a novel that I love, love, love! Hopefully, both will be out within the next year.

WI: Do you have any upcoming events or special news you would like to share with our readers?

Giveaway

I’ll be giving away one signed copy of Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion to one lucky person who is new to my Facebook follow list between now and the end of the book tour on March 12th. I’ll post the winner to my Facebook page on March 17th.

WI: Where can readers find you?

All the latest and greatest is on my website at www.cindimaciolek.com, or on Twitter @cindimaciolek, and Facebook Cindi Maciolek-Writer. Details on Divatiel are at www.divatiel.com or on Twitter @Divatiel.

WI: Where can your book be purchased?

Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion is available for Kindle and Nook on Amazon and Barnes and Noble respectively. For readers who prefer a printed copy, they can go to www.divatiel.com/shop.

We want to thank you for taking time to chat with us today and offering your writing & marketing experiences. We wish you much success in the future.

The Writing Innovations Team

Can four ounces of feathers and personality change a person’s life?

She can if she’s the Divatiel!

Cindi was looking for a roommate, and finally settled on a fine-feathered friend who was a gift from a co-worker. What she got was a loving, intelligent, fun, free-spirited, demanding – Jaké.

After recovering from illness that put her near death’s door, Jaké healed and was let out of the cage so she could spread her wings. She lived her life with gusto. Jaké took risks, used her intelligence to her advantage and loved unconditionally. She took charge, not only over her surroundings but over her owner as well. Luckily, she had a cooperative Mommy in Cindi.

Not only was she demanding, Jaké did things some humans have never done. She flew on an airplane several times, went on numerous road trips and ate fresh vegetables daily.

Jaké lived a very long life and had many adventures along the way, most of which are captured in this book.

Jaké was first a gift to William, then a gift to Cindi, and now a gift to the world.
Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion will tug at your heart strings and bring a smile to any animal lover.

Follow Cindi's Tour HERE


Happy Valentine's Day - Favorite Recipe from Author Michele Hope

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Michele Hope is here today to share her recipe for "Slutty Brownies". LOL Gotta love her. She states they are sinfully delicious and to die for! Ummm sounds like a story line we used in Break Up Pudding. The 'to die for' part. 

Michele was very busy publishing this last year with Rebel Ink Press. Michele and her husband collaborate on their erotic stories. Another couple writing together. Michael and Michele live on a bayou in Louisiana. When they take a break from writing, Michele fishes and creates jewelry, and Michael paints. A very talented man he is too. You can see Michael's art on his web siteMichele's jewelry web site.

Here's a bit about Michele.

Seven years ago, Michele Hope had become accustomed to midwestern winters and scraping ice off her windshield. Then one day a Southern boy, possessed of good looks and entirely too much charm, fell out of the sky like a piece of space junk - smack dab in the middle of her life. He swept her away to Louisiana and a warmer climate, where she resides beside a sleepy and peaceful bayou. Surrounded by wildflowers, animal companions and her Southern man, she writes, fishes, contemplates and occasionally goes to town. A girl has to dress-up and wear heels from time to time you know. 


Here's the recipe and a photo. They do look delicious!




Slutty Brownies
Yield: 1 9x9 brownie pan
Serving Size: 10 brownies per recipe


Ingredients
For the Brownie layer:
10 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup AP flour 
For the Oreo layer:
1 package of Oreo (regular stuffed or double stuffed)
For the Cookie Dough layer:
1 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup AP flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
For the Brownie layer:

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined. Add the flour and continue to mix. Set batter aside.
For the Cookie Dough layer:
Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside.  

Assembly:Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan with tin foil and then spray the tin foil with a layer of baking spray.
Layer 1/2 of the cookie dough on the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan, pressing down to form the bottom of the slutty brownies. Reserve the remaining cookie dough to be used to make cookies later in the day.
Layer as many oreos that will fit on top of the cookie dough. No need to overlap. One single layer will do.
Pour the brownie batter on top of the oreo layer and make sure it's evenly layers on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife to see if the center is done. If the knife comes out clean, let the brownies rest before serving. If the knife comes out with batter still on it, allow the brownies to bake about 5 minutes more.
Serve with ice cream :)

Michele has a new release coming out with Rebel Ink Press soon: Vantage Points. Here's little snippet from Michele: 
I can tell you that my pretty chatelaine and her hunky husband work their magique on an altogether willing young life guard . . . in the night splendors of a grande Ozark hotel. Clue: It's where gangsters used play.


 Service Rendered was released Oct 2011. You can find it on Amazon




 Blurb:
A handsome, charming and adventurous young couple depart their plantation home for an evening of elegant partying. Our prettiest of Southern belles has given thoughtful consideration not only to her evening's ensemble, but to the many possibilities the very evening may hold. After arriving at the grand antebellum home for a charity ball, the evening progresses with friendly, warm and gracious hospitality. Our lovely chatelaine decides to heat up the night, first with an unexpected flirtatious encounter in the lady's room with an equally beautiful woman. Suddenly needy, she finds her handsome and commanding husband at the bar and insists on playtime. Their moment leads to seduction and a guest room with an antique vanity . . . all with a young bartender in tow. 


Robusto on Amazon   She with the Most...Wins on Amazon


I told you she's been busy! You can find Michele on Facebook. She loves to hear from fans. Michael has aFacebook where you can see really good photos of his art.

See All Author Favorite Recipes at Recipe Corner


Self Publishing Error Number 1


Most authors, especially newbies, don't understand what the number one thing is that can set them back from moving forward and getting great reviews. It won't matter if you have a great story, but the number one mistake that most self publishing authors make - Editing.

If you produce a poorly edited book, you might as well just toss your book in the garbage disposal.

Being an Indie Author is hard, but being a self published Indie Author is even harder. Readers and reviewers alike like to read a well tuned book. If you hand your book over and it consistently has errors, graphical or punctual, you're losing out. You'll be lucky if the reader gets past the first chapter.

This is where research comes in very handy. If you're just writing your book and haven't even been published yet, it will do you some good to hop on the good ol' internet, pull up your handy dandy search engine, which is probably Google, but maybe you might use Bing, and type in Editing Services. You'd be amazed at how many freelance editors there are, and it would be wise to click on the links to find one that can suit your needs and your budget.

Many editors, especially the good ones, will often offer a free page or two of editing to show they know what they're doing. Take them up on it. They want to prove to you they have your back, and the only way to know for sure if they have your back is to try them on for size.

If you look up in my right sidebar here, you'll find AllWrite? - a writing service without even having to open another tab to start your search. If you're unsure still, even after searching? Well, how about when we talked about Building a Solid Reader Base. Remember? I said that while you're writing you should start searching for friends in the same genre, or other author friends period? Don't be afraid to ask your new found friends if they can refer you to a good editor. I can without a doubt tell you, they're going to say "Sure. Try this one."

The point is, don't be afraid to tap into your resources to help yourself in the future. Don't commit self publishing suicide, but help yourself become the next bestseller. Edit that book.

What else can you do to help with your editing process?

Easy. Have others read your work, they often will catch your mistakes and let you know. Step away from your writing once you feel it's complete. After about a month, give or take, re-read it yourself. I can guarantee you will stumble upon, (no pun intended), a few mistakes and you'll be asking yourself, "What was I thinking?"

After your friends have read it, and you have read it, send it on over to your editor for a professional edit. Once the editing is done, you can go ahead and self publish, get your book into those reviewers hands, and work your way up that ranking scale to become the next Bestseller on Amazon.

Margaret West - Author of Abigail Cottage

Editors:


Bylines by Jo - www.bylinesbyjo.com
Sharon at AllWrite? - http://www.sharonbenjamin.co.uk/
Keidi at The Word Queen - www.wordqueen.com



Join the Blitz!
 
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Send Proof of Purchase to bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net with your Amazon receipt and the book of your choice (title and link) and preferred email. Once it's been verified, Aaron will gift you your book and send you a personal note of thanks.

Can the Worst of Times Make for the Best of Lines? Guest Post by Aaron L

I think I heard somewhere that life is pain. I beg to differ. Life is the ability to survive the pain.
When I began my journey into creating my novel Light Under the House, I only had a germ of a plot and not much else. I was a college drop out at the time and didn't have much going for me. I had also sown a lot of seeds into endeavors that turned out to be useless. I had a mountain of wasted opportunity and regrets piled up. I wasn't a trained expert in any field. What did I know? Then again, I did know a few things  I knew about rejection. I knew about the loss of friendship. I knew about living with frustration, anger, and fear. I knew those things. I knew I had a story to tell.

So I asked myself, what does it look like to overcome the wounds I've been dealt? What does it look likeil and come back again? What does faith in action look like? As I started to ask myself these questions, the novel grew and so did I. In the process I learned some key things:

If you want to challenge the reader, you have to challenge yourself.
 Light Under the House is a novel about character. I knew I wanted to be better. A better brother, son, friend, a better man. If I didn't find it challenging, I was certain no one else would.
Don't be afraid to be open and generous. I've learned not be afraid to talk about issues through my story and its characters that are personal me and my struggles. Our scars are just proof that we're still alive; we can show them.
Everyone has a strength; let yours shine. Don't get me wrong; it's not all pain. I've lived a very blessed life. While it was true that I didn't have any technical expertise, I did have life experience. By the time fifteen I had lived in numerous places in the U.S. and abroad. I had been around the world. I had diverse experiences to draw upon in dealing with people and life. It also helped to hone a unique perspective. What are your strengths?
So can the worst of times make for the best of lines? I think it can. If not, I'm sure I'll survive it.

Aaron L might be a newcomer to the creation of fiction but is not one when it comes to the arts and all things creative. Growing up in places from Seattle to South Africa, he spent a lot of his time drawing. Aaron always knew that his future lay in a creative field. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in graphic design. Although the usual application of this degree is in the creation of different types of art and design, Aaron chose instead to focus his creative skills on the task of storytelling. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

Aaron L
kuumbacandle@hotmail.com
Creator of the upcoming book "The Light Under the House"

Aaron L might be a newcomer to the creation of fiction but is not one when it comes to the arts and all things creative. Growing up in places from Seattle to South Africa, he spent a lot of his time drawing. Aaron always knew that his future lay in a creative field. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in graphic design. Although the usual application of this degree is in the creation of different types of art and design, Aaron chose instead to focus his creative skills on the task of storytelling. He lives near Chicago, Illinois. 

See his website at www.lightunderthehouse.com 

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