Author Interview: Steven C Nelson

Author Steven C Nelson joins us today for this month’s interview! You can find all about his latest release, and some fun facts about the author himself, down below!

Plus, join us on Twitter tonight at 5pm CST for the opportunity to ask your own questions of the author! Just use the hashtag #AsktheAuthor and tag @bustamuse and myself @spinesinaline. More details on the Ask the Author page above!

cognitive-imageCognitive Debris by Steven C. Nelson
Genre: Short Story / Poetry / Prose

Throughout the years, you live and witness and experience. And all of those phenomena are recalled later in varying degrees of completeness and accuracy. These excerpts from life are periods of personal tumult, events that generated intense emotions, and accounts of others’ conquests that are so poignant you’ve never forgotten them, not one detail. They are variations of trite phrases that you’ve altered to help you better remember them, and fictional stories incubated in your imagination that you augment to become more complex and pleasing. They are funny things you used to say, a trademark phrase, a “youmark”-something everyone at the party expects to hear at least twice from you. You collect them and protect them because they mean something to you, and maybe only you-they are you. We all live with this cognitive debris, and how we interpret and react to the events of each day is filtered through the prism it creates in each of us. This is mine.

Get it here: Amazon | Smashwords

And now for the interview…

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Another Ask the Author Update!

Our next Ask the Author chat is coming up soon so here’s some info on this month’s book and author! You can start brainstorming your questions before the big day!

This month, we’re joined by Steve Nelson @bustamuse and our chat will be April 12th from 5-6pm CST on Twitter! Just use the hashtag #AsktheAuthor to join in!
And feel free to grab the button below for your own blog 🙂

As always, I’ll be posting my own interview with the author here earlier in the day, and if you’re unable to join us at the scheduled time you can ask your questions in the comments or over on our Goodreads group.

And of course, don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to read this book. There’s still lots you can ask and we definitely don’t want to exclude you from the conversation!

Hope to see you there!

cognitive-imageCognitive Debris by Steven Nelson
Genre: Short Story / Poetry / Prose

Throughout the years, you live and witness and experience. And all of those phenomena are recalled later in varying degrees of completeness and accuracy. These excerpts from life are periods of personal tumult, events that generated intense emotions, and accounts of others’ conquests that are so poignant you’ve never forgotten them, not one detail. They are variations of trite phrases that you’ve altered to help you better remember them, and fictional stories incubated in your imagination that you augment to become more complex and pleasing. They are funny things you used to say, a trademark phrase, a “youmark”-something everyone at the party expects to hear at least twice from you. You collect them and protect them because they mean something to you, and maybe only you-they are you. We all live with this cognitive debris, and how we interpret and react to the events of each day is filtered through the prism it creates in each of us. This is mine.

Get it here: Amazon | Smashwords

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Author Interview: Rival Gates

Next Ask the Author chat is tonight! Today, I’m interviewing Rival Gates, author of the fantasy series, The Sapphire Chronicles. You can find out more about his latest and the author himself below, which should provide you with plenty to create your own questions.

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter from 5-6pm tonight to pick the author’s brain 🙂 Just use the hashtag #asktheauthor and tag @rivalgates1 and myself @spinesinaline! More info on the Ask the Author page above!

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Repercussions Abound
by Rival Gates

Genre: Fantasy

Linvin’s uncle Anvar is the closest person to him in the world and Anvar’s life is in the great half-elf’s hands. There’s just one problem. Linvin doesn’t remember him! Anvar is being held hostage by Linvin’s twisted nemesis, Lord Mandrean. Linvin has until the first frost to surrender to him and take his uncle’s place in the gallows. Sadly, after a crack on the skull Linvin has forgotten his old life and taken up a new one. With time passing quickly and still a long way to travel, Linvin must regain his memory soon and leave his new life and wife behind if there is to be any chance of reaching Anvar in time. Even if he gets there, can he really save Anvar and hold out any hope for himself in this custom made trap?

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Sam/Spines: Let’s start off with a little game to learn more about you: what are two truths and a lie about yourself?

Rival Gates: I lived in Canada for 13 years, I backpacked through southern Ontario, and I won my first wring award at age 9

S: How did you get started in writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?

RG: My father was a writer and an editor.  I wanted to be like him.  When I would feel down and alone I would write.  My dream was to one day have someone read it.

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