Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Suzanne Kelman -- Episode 29 -- Lemon Cakes and Loonies

This week we turn the tables on co-host Suzanne Kelman as she shares her experiences from being an Indie author to becoming a traditionally published best-selling Amazon author with her comedy novel, The Rejected Writers' Book Club. The Brit shares a wealth of information from the journey your manuscript goes on once it is acquired to her best social media tips for promoting a book through a book launch.

Suzanne Kelman -- Episode 29 -- Lemon Cakes and Loonies

Just Became An Amazon Best-Selling Author!

Thank You Everyone For Your Support!  

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Last Day Of the Blog Tour - An Interview with My Agent Andrea Hurst


Having my Cake And Eating It 

What was your favorite part of writing The Rejected Writers Book Club? What was the most challenging part? 
My favorite part is writing the characters and the humor that comes from that creative process. They will often surprise me with one-liners that will make me laugh out loud as I write them. I also love moving through the adventure of the story. Me and “the girls” start out together with our backpacks and flashlights prepared for anything. I actually never really know clearly what we will encounter in the outback of story-dom. I have a vague idea of the storyline, but it is their unique character traits that create the twists and turns they experience along the way. My least favorite part is editing; it’s like tidying up in the morning after a raucous party the night before. You can’t believe the mess you got into having such a great time, and you’re pretty sure you’re not going to get that wine stain out of the carpet.

The new book cover looks fantastic! Can you tell us a bit about the process of selecting it?
It actually went through four or five rounds of approval until we all agreed on the cover we all loved. Funny enough, Andrea loved the stacked tea cups from the beginning. All the cover ideas the team came up with were great; it was just a matter of pinning it down for branding and the right esthetics that we all felt complemented the series.

Where did you get the inspiration for Janet Johnson and the other members of the quirky book club? If given the chance, would you spend time having tea and lemon cake with these women in real life? 
I already spend time in real life with characters just like this. Living in a small town is like that; you learn to love and appreciate everyone, even the eccentric members of a group. But friendship and a desire to bond is the center of any small town, and there are no finer people to rally around you in an emergency. Janet was my window into the world of small-town eccentricities from an outsider’s point of view. I am British and moved to my town from a big city in England, so I understand what it felt like to jump into such a unique melting pot.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rejected Writers Blog Tour Day 5 - Fun with Vaun Murphey

"What is they said about cell phone and water? Was it rice or flour!" 
Today I have an author guest by the name of Suzanne Kelman!

So, you’re here to promote your book ‘The Rejected Writers’ Book Club’ and I’d love to hear about it. What’s the storyline? Is it as funny as you are?

Thank you so much for having me in your little corner of the blog-as
phere. It’s a comedic story about small-town life seen through the eyes of my protagonist Librarian, Janet Johnson. She gets pulled into a “kaleidoscope of craziness” when she gets dragged to a meeting of The Rejected Writers Book Club. They are a group of quirky authors who have no desire to be published but celebrate every rejection letter in style and flair. She eventually ends up on a crazy madcap road trip with them to save the club which is but in jeopardy when the leader of the group gets an acceptance letter from a publisher. And is it as funny as I am? I guess you will have to read it to find out :-) But seriously, it was a whole barrel of laughs to write, and I love bringing joy to people. My favorite reviews are from women who read it in bed and wake their husbands from a dead sleep, bursting out laughing.

That sounds entertaining! What would you say you’ve learned about yourself as you wrote this book?

I think my biggest lesson was that I could actually do it. I had attempted to write books in the past but always got bored or ran out of steam and gave up halfway through, but for some reason I persevered with the rejected ladies, and we made it limping and breathless over the finish-line together. It was my version of a 25-mile marathon. I was very proud of that accomplishment.

Read the rest of this blog on Vaun's Site Click on this link

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Podcast Interview with Nicole Persun -- Episode 28 -- Breaking all the Rules

New Podcast Interview with Nicole Persun -- Episode 28 -- Breaking all the Rules

This week on Blondie and The Brt is the captivating and talented Nicole Persun. Where do you go next when you are offered a publishing contract with Booktrope while you're still in high school? Since then Nicole has published a string of award-winning novels. Nicole shares some great tips with us about her writing process, SEO optimization, Facebook and Twitter analytics, and how to effortlessly schedule social media posts through Facebook. Don't miss all this great information and her guidelines about breaking the rules of fiction.

I Have a Brand New Author Page on Facebook!

Monday, March 21, 2016

10 Things You didn't Know About Blondie & The Brit!

Read the rest of this interview over in the water - Blondie in the Water

Here goes!  

1. KJ: We have had so much fun working together on the podcast. I’m curious, what is your favorite moment so far?

SK: My favorite moment so far was the very first time I heard the podcast recording on the air and realized we could do this and how much fun it was going to be. Up to the launch it had been a lot of hill climbing and I was beginning to wonder if it was all worth it. Then suddenly we had a show, that was quite a moment. The other times that are the most memorable are when we are laughing so hard at something we have goofed up. Most of the time it doesn’t actually make it onto the regular podcasts but ends up on the blooper reel. Here is the blooper reel if you want to hear the fun. 

2. KJ: It really was a magical moment when we were finally live after three months of hard work. And if you haven’t guessed already, Suzanne and I spend a lot of time laughing when we’re together. But, we can’t have the good without the bad so tell us what was your worst moment so far on the podcast?

SK: I think the worst moment so far was the very first interview we did with Munir Bello, not only because I was very nervous but because also I had a lot of  weird interruptions that first recording, things I hadn't anticipated, from my cuckoo clock going off, to a barking dog and the yard guy cutting the grass. I ended up spending most of the interview crouched in the bottom of my darkened pantry with the door closed to keep the recording from picking up all the noise. You can listen to that podcast here.

Read the rest of this interview over in the water! @ Blondie in the Water

Friday, March 18, 2016

Blog Tour - Day Four - Anita's Haven

And what do YOU have to say? – Suzanne Kelman – interview no.33

 ON 18/03/2016

It gives me great pleasure to host this interview with Suzanne Kelman, the multitalented author, screenplay writer and podcaster, at the launch of her new cover of The Rejected Writers’ Book Club and the announcement of the sequel!
Suzanne Kelman is the author of “The Rejected Writers’ Book Club” and an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Her accolades include The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences – Nicholl Fellowship Finalist, Best Comedy Feature Script -L.A. International Film Festival and Gold Award Winner – California Film Awards. All images are courtesy of the author.

1. Tell us five things about yourself that you think matter the most.
Family, friendship, gratitude, beauty and laughter

2. Why do you write? What do you like writing best?
I write because in my soul I am a storyteller. That desire to tell story has taken on many forms throughout my life from theatre to filmmaking, but I have always been a storyteller at my core. I became a writer 6 years ago because I needed to find something creative I could do from home while I was homeschooling my son. My favorite writing genre is humor. I can write in other genres but always seem to come back to comedy, as I love making people happy.

3. Who is your primary reader – the person you let read and comment your work before anyone else?
My son and my husband have to sit through readings of all my first drafts. I will normally read my latest piece of work to them and if they laugh I know I’ve done a great job as neither of them are in the demographic I write for.

Read the rest of the interview on here :

Laurence O'Bryan - "Year of the Indie"

Listen to our latest podcast with amazing author and marketer Laurence O'Bryan.

In a delightful St. Patrick's Day episode we welcome Laurence O'Bryan and his friendly good Irish cheer. He is a Harper Collins published author several times over and the owner of Books Go Social, a book marketing powerhouse. Laurence talks about the ways his company supports Indie authors, his experience with traditional publishers, and his love of the craft. Don't miss this heartwarming episode with a truly passionate writer.

Listen to the Podcast Here:  Laurence O

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Blog Tour - Day Three - St Patrick Day Hi-jinx - with Amazing Author Sharon Anderson

Anderson:  When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
Kelman: Writing actually decided it wanted me, I totally fell into it, which means I was on a different path when I veered, fell into a word pothole and have been trying to find my way out ever since. I’m still surprised every day that what I am, because it has a real title. I have re-invented myself so many times in my life I’m not used of having a job with a real title. I often feel like a kid trapped overnight in a chocolate factory, may as well eat everything around me as it’s only a matter of time before someone realizes the Emperor has no words.
Anderson:  Funny! I counted 9 awards on your website – what was your favorite award and what was it for?
Kelman: Ok, so I had to go and count, too, and actually I have 11 not sure if they are all on my website, that is awesome, I had no idea there were that many. I’m always amazed about that. I have two favorite awards, the first is the first one I ever won, that was “Best Comedy Feature Film at the International Film Festival” I loved it because it was my very first award and I had to go up on stage and collect it and give a speech. And I was so shocked I had won I forgot my best friends name who had come with me. The second is the fact I placed in the Academy of Motion Pictures – Nichols Fellowship last year. Just because it’s so cool to say “Academy of Motion Pictures” and also I have a little gold Oscar stamped on the award they sent me! He is awesome! My own little Oscar man.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Second Stop on my Blog Tour - Author of the "Love in Provence" series - Patricia Sands

Just arrived on the second stop of my blog tour, today I'm with the amazing writer of the "Love in Provence" series, author Patricia Sands. Her beautiful books are set in France which is where I want to be right now smile emoticon At least I can go there virtually. 
Check out our cosy little chat over on her gorgeous blog. Don't forget to spend some time over there looking through all her beautiful picture of France...Oh La La!!!

Read the rest of the interview here :

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Memory of Us Book Trailer - Camille Di Maio

Do You Want to Learn How to Adapt Your book for the Screen?

Join me and some amazing teachers for this workshop.

Should An Author Have Their Own Podcast?

Over the next two weeks I am on a 10-day Blog tour to promote the re-launch of my book - The Rejected Writer's Book Club Click here to read about my book.  

My first stop was on the tour was to visit amazing author and editor -  Jeri Walkers and her wonderful blog for authors... 

Here is a snippet of the blog post, you can view the rest of this blog post over on Jeri's Blog. 

Getting yourself above the social media clamor can be challenging. I am in the midst of a relaunch of my book The Rejected Writer’s Book Club and am always looking for creative ways to market it. One way I have found is podcasting. Podcasting is a great way to carve a niche and develop an audience for you and your work. I have been podcasting for nearly a year.

Read the complete article here

You can listen to and read all read more about out podcast at 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Blondie in the Water: Mark Sadler -- Episode 26 -- A Kettle of Laughs

Blondie in the Water: Mark Sadler -- Episode 26 -- A Kettle of Laughs:

This week Mark Sadler is the featured author on Blondie and the Brit. His novel, Kettle of Vultures, released this week on Amazon. Mark is a suspense writer published through Moonshine Press and a reviewer for Suspense Magazine and a Vine Reviewer for Amazon. He shares some unique book marketing tips using Pinterest, and discusses his hands on approach for researching his novels.   Mark Sadler Join us each week for a fun and informative chat about writing habits...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Memories From Books: The Rejected Writers' Book Club

Memories From Books: The Rejected Writers' Book Club: Title:   The Rejected Writers' Book Club Author:   Suzanne Kelman Publication Information:   Lake Union Publishing. 20...

Mark Sadler -- Episode 26 -- A Kettle of Laughs

This weeks podcast episode with Author

Mark Sadler -- Episode 26 -- A Kettle of Laughs

This week Mark Sadler is the featured author on Blondie and the Brit. His novel, Kettle of Vultures, released this week on Amazon. Mark is a suspense writer published through Moonshine Press and a reviewer for Suspense Magazine and a Vine Reviewer for Amazon. He shares some unique book marketing tips using Pinterest, and discusses his hands on approach for researching his novels.   

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Patricia Sands -- Episode 25 -- Love in Provence

This week Podcast with amazing author - Patricia Sands -- Episode 25 -- Love in Provence

Award-winning author Patricia Sands joins Blondie and the Brit for a delightful discussion about Patricia's passions: writing and France. She shares her best writing advice garnered from Stephen King along with her social media strategies. We discuss facebook parties from Book Rhythm, and her contribution to the Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds.