5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… MG Edwards, author of Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories

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MG Edwards, author of Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories
(Brilliance Equity)

Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of stories I wrote between 1981 and 2011. Each reflects changes in my writing style and interests over time. I wrote the earliest story at the age of ten, and the latest thirty years later.

The stories are grouped by genre and style. You will find themes of hope, dreams, light, darkness, perseverance, and spirituality wrapped up in some novel ideas. Enjoy these diverse and timeless works three decades in the making.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories”?

MG Edwards: When I was ten years old, my elementary school teacher asked students to write tall tales in small groups and present them in class. Some chose to tell the story of Paul Bunyan and other well-known legends. Continue reading

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Parker J Cole, author of The Other Man: The Sins of the Flesh, Book 2

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Parker J. Cole, author of The Other Man: The Sins of the Flesh, Book 2
(eLectio Publishing)

Leah Westwood loves her husband Jacob with all her heart, even as the smoldering glances of her ex-flame Vincent Miller continue to affect her. What she once shared with Vincent threatens to rip apart the bonds she is trying to build with her husband.

Jacob’s heart belongs to Leah, but his body refuses to accept that. Rachel is the one who has been his mainstay at the most difficult times in his life. How could he leave her alone?

Vincent wants Leah back and all he has to do is watch and wait as Jacob and Leah’s relationship unravels.

Ultimately, Leah must make a choice . . . between fantasy and fidelity.
 
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Other Man: The Sins of the Flesh, Book 2?
 

Parker J. Cole: I often personify the voices in my head as characters looking for an escape route. Therefore, I was sitting down one day, and Leah and Jacob started talking to me. I began on their story when her sister Celeste and Solomon pushed them out the way and demanded I tell their story first. Continue reading

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby

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Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby
(Echo Books – Stockholm)

Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Maybe Baby?

Kim Golden: It started with a conversation I had with a friend who was considering going to a fertility clinic and using a sperm donor. We joked about how it would be amusing if choosing a sperm donor was like going to a speed dating session. Continue reading

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