JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Michelle Campbell-Scott, author of Goodreads for Authors
(Coo Farm Press)

Goodreads is a fabulous, free website with over 20 million members – all of them avid readers. The site has lots of features that are available to authors, because they want author involvement in their site. It’s kind of hard to find all the features though! That’s where ‘Goodreads for Authors’ comes in.

I wrote it after searching for ways to promote my own books – I wanted free, non-cheesy or salesy ways of reaching potential readers. It took me so long to find the best ways of using Goodreads as an author that I decided to turn my research into a book, to help other authors find their way around quickly and get back to their writing!

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Goodreads for Authors”?

Michelle Campbell-Scott: From sheer frustration! I spent so long trying to get the hang of Goodreads as an author that I hoped my research would be helpful to other authors. Once you know how, it’s quick and easy to use Goodreads, but the finding out how takes SO long! [click to continue…]

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JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Perri Forrest, author of A Lioness’ Tale
(Chic Lioness Publishing)

A Lioness’ Tale focuses on the life of Gabriella Alexis Sandoval. The story begins with a young Gabriella going through a very painful breakup with her high school sweetheart. Distressed by the turmoil that her daughter is enduring as a result of this life event, Gabriella’s mother suggests that she travel to Brazil to visit extended family, regroup, and begin her healing process.

When Gabriella arrives in Brazil, her best friend Natalia introduces her to the beautiful resort, Paraiso Belo. Gabriella comes of age and  emerges from her experience in Brazil having faced some realizations about herself. Those realizations plant seeds inside Gabriella that push her into overdrive. She delves deeper into who she was, who she is and who she hopes to become.

She finishes college and sets out on an entrepreneurial road and is successful in all areas . . . except love. When she comes face-to-face with a past love, she comes to understand that person is the very reason she has steered clear of love.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “A Lioness’ Tale”?

Perri Forrest: A Lioness’ Tale, was actually born from a short story titled, Rendezvous. When I wrote Rendezvous, I had such a great time and felt like I was in the story doing a walk-through. Hopefully, that doesn’t sound weird, but I did feel like a part of the story. There was that much of a connection. [click to continue…]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Desiree Future, author of It’s A New Season

October 20, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Desiree Future, author of It’s A New Season (Self Published) It’s A New Season is the continuation of the beautiful love story The Pastor’s Heart, which is now a part of A Kingston & Sinclair Series.” It picks up where newly married main characters Pastor Kingston Carter […]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Saleem Little, author of Black Girl, White World: Crossing the Line

October 17, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Saleem Little, author of Black Girl, White World: Crossing the Line (Mitanni Publishing) Black Girl, White World is one woman’s quest for an identity in a world in which she feels like a stranger; a world in which, as Toni Morrison put it, “American meant white and everyone […]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Vern E. Smith, author of The Jones Men

October 14, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Vern E. Smith, author of The Jones Men (Rosarium Publishing) Set in 1974, Lennie Jack and Joe Red, two ambitious young heroin dealers launch a bold plan to control Detroit’s drug trade with a daring robbery of the biggest kingpin in town, ex-cop Willis McDaniel. With the clock […]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Jack Barr, author of Failing at Fatherhood

October 11, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Jack Barr, author of Failing at Fatherhood (Trinity Grace Press) Starting with an article on CNN and now the author of his first book, Failing at Fatherhood, Jack Barr shares his deeply personal story as a new parent who has recently learned of his daughter’s inborn chromosomal deficiency. […]

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JoeyPinkney.com Book Review – The Crystal Skulls in the Hidden Chamber

October 8, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Book Review “The Crystal Skulls in the Hidden Chamber” by Linda Cadose 5 of 5 Stars “The Crystal Skulls in the Hidden Chamber,” by Linda Cadose, is geared towards middle-schoolers. To that effect, this book did its job very well. The pacing was quick and easy to follow. The author presented technical and factual […]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kathrin Lake, author of Writing with Cold Feet

October 5, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kathrin Lake, author of Writing with Cold Feet (Buddha Press) Writing with Cold Feet is not only for blocked writers or reluctant writers, but for all writers. Even bestselling authors have praised this book as a helpful guide that writers can use to find their way back […]

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Nancy J. Cohen, author of Hanging By A Hair

October 2, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Nancy J. Cohen, author of Hanging By A Hair (Five Star)  Hairstylist Marla Vail and her detective husband Dalton are delighted by every aspect of their new home, until their next door neighbor illegally erects a fence on their mutual property line. Marla’s hopes for making friends […]

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JoeyPinkney.com Book Review – “The Women of Block 12” by Linda Pischke

September 28, 2014

JoeyPinkney.com Book Review “The Women of Block 12” by Linda Pischke 5 of 5 Stars “The Women of Block 12” by Linda Pischke is a journey. This book is a journey past your preconceived notions about the drug-addicted women in our society and the imprisoned women that are talked about yet hidden from view. This […]

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