The spotlights are coming Back!
I posted weekly author spotlights from 2011 to 2016 then stopped due to various commitments but they’re coming back in February 2023, posted every Saturday morning (8am UK time). Click HERE to see who’s coming up.
Below are the guidelines and below that links to those posted to-date. This is open to anyone in the writing industry: authors, agents, publishers, illustrators, marketeers etc.
Guidelines: A spotlight is made up of…
- 500-word maximum third-person point of view biography*
- 500-word first-person point of view about your writing / anything interesting writing-related (the ‘And now from the author him / herself’ second half)*
- Full website links please (no tinyurl.com etc.) to you and your work*
- *text only (no photos) together in one document attachment please (.doc or .docx preferred but I can usually work with whatever I’m sent, although I’d prefer not receiving .pdfs especially with embedded photographs as it’s time-consuming pulling everything out and the photographs are never as clear)
- Please, not pasted into the email, not separate documents per section, nor a link to external files such as Google Drive or Dropbox please.
- A photograph of yourself and your book cover/s (as separate attachments, not pasted into the document) to add some colour to the post. Feel free to send as many book covers as you have. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org – note I’m Morgen with a E) as (ideally low-resolution .jpg: no more than 200kb in size, ideally 200-250 pixels max at the shortest length; Facebook only accepts photos with a minimum 200 pixels) and N.B. as attachments rather than email- or document-embedded text / photos. Thank you.
- I’m human, so please don’t just send everything through, please at least say “hello”!)
- Before submitting your own, please do look at one or more of the spotlights (the green links for the spotlights themselves (the blue links are the authors’ websites) to see how they ‘work’.
- Please read through and spell-check your text before sending it to me.
- Because of the high volume of enquiries received across this blog – over 900 currently outstanding, I don’t schedule in advance but when I receive the content, sorry about that.
- NB. Please include all the text as a document (.doc or .docx ideally), not pasted into the email or as a link to external files, and the photographs as separate files (
- Please allow a minimum of two weeks for a reply before chasing me!
- There is no charge for running your spotlight. I appreciate the content.
- Finally, please check you have three attachments to your email: one document, two photos.
I don’t do book reviews – see Reviewers (and the genre sub-pages) for some other sites that do. From 1st May I will be posting guest book reviews (of other authors’ books) see Book Reviews.
- 1. Jacqueline Lambert, author of the ‘Adventure Caravanning with Dogs’ series – more details at WorldWideWalkies (Sat 4th Feb 2023)
- you could feature here!
- 1. Historian, novelist, non-fiction and short story writer, and poet (and more) Michael Hogan – spotlight (Thu 11th Aug 2011)
- 2. Crime novelist Lae Monie – spotlight (Wed 17th Aug)
- 3. Mystery, romantic suspense novelist and interviewee Anne K Albert – spotlight (Wed 24th Aug)
- 4. YA/Adult fantasy/paranormal romance author and interviewee (part 1, part 2) Jodine Turner – spotlight (Wed 31st Aug).
- 5. Article writer turned mystery novelist and interviewee Anne White – spotlight (Sat 3rd Sept)
- 6. Multi-genre author and interviewee Caroline Clemmons – spotlight (Wed 7th Sept)
- 7. Copywriter, editor and author of mystery-romance westerns and fantasy, and interviewee Alison Bruce – spotlight (Sat 10th Sept)
- 8. Non-fiction and western historical romance author and interviewee Velda Brotherton – spotlight (Wed 14th Sept)
- 9. Supernatural thriller author, editor and interviewee Jeanne Bannon – spotlight (Sat 17th Sept)
- 10. Historical mystery novelist Priya Vasudevan – spotlight (Mon 19th Sept)
- 11. Fantasy, mystery and suspense / thriller author and interviewee DV Berkom – spotlight (Wed 21st Sept)
- 12. Children’s author and former interviewee Sarahjane Funnell – spotlight (Sat 24th Sept)
- 13. Children’s author and interviewee Helen Moss (aka Isabella Cass) – spotlight (Mon 26th Sept).
- 14. Scriptwriter, novelist, actor and interviewee Gregory Allen – spotlight (Wed 28th Sept)
- 15. Epic fantasy author and interviewee Yvonne Hertzberger – spotlight (Sat 1st Oct).
- 16. YA/Adult fantasy author/illustrator, poet, nonfiction writer and interviewee Vonnie Winslow Crist – spotlight (Mon 3rd Oct)
- 17. Author of historical mysteries and interviewee Marilyn Kemp – spotlight (Wed 5th Oct)
- 18. Novelist, short story author and interviewee Alberta Ross – spotlight (Sat 8th Oct)
- 19. Horror and mystery novelist, poet, short story author and interviewee Margaret Falcon – spotlight (Mon 10th Oct).
- 20. Dark crime (on the cusp of horror) novelist, playwright and poet Richard Godwin – spotlight (Wed 12th Oct)
- 21. Diplomatic mystery and non-fiction (wine!) author William S. Shepard – spotlight (Sat 15th Oct)
- 22. Author of articles, stories, (and much more), Writer Advice.com guru and writing tutor Lynn Goodwin – spotlight (Mon 17th Oct)
- 23. Multi-genre author Sheila Dalton – spotlight (Wed 19th Oct)
- 24. Multi-genre writer and interviewee Louise Crawford – spotlight (Sat 22nd Oct)
- 25. Memoirist, novelist and interviewee Ann Pietrangelo – spotlight (Mon 24th Oct)
- 26. Historical, romance, paranormal novelist, writing guide guru and interviewee Smoky Trudeau Zeidel – spotlight (Wed 26th Oct)
- 27. Writer and host of ‘Listen Up North’ spoken-word website and interviewee Rachel Cochrane – spotlight (Sat 29th Oct)
- 28. Multi-genre author Persis Granger – spotlight (Wed 2nd Nov)
- 29. Multi-genre author and interviewee David Coles (who co-authors crime novels with Jack Everett) – spotlight (Sat 5th Nov)
- 30. Debut Irish literary novelist Peter Murphy – spotlight (Wed 9th Nov)
- 31. Non-fiction author, mentor, ghostwriter, reviewer and interviewee Caroline Walton – spotlight (Sat 12th Nov)
- 32. Crime fantasy novelist, guest blogger and interviewee Dave Sivers – spotlight (Wed 16th Nov)
- 33. Mystery / suspense novelist, children’s, non-fiction author and interviewee Jean Henry Mead – spotlight (Sat 19th Nov)
- 34. Suspense novelist, singer, lyricist and short story author Darrel Day – spotlight (Wed 23rd Nov)
- 35. Fantasy, horror and literary fiction author Ty Johnson – spotlight (Sat 26th Nov)
- 36. Historical author and poet Deborah Swift – spotlight (Wed 30th Nov)
- 37. Romantic suspense / thriller novelist Chris Redding – spotlight (Sat 3rd Dec)
- 38. Children’s author and interviewee Miranda Newboult (Twitter, Facebook, Publisher) – spotlight (Wed 7th Dec)
- 39. Multi-genre author, story development consultant and animation producer Shannon Muir – spotlight (Sat 10th Dec)
- 40. Author of futuristic crime thrillers, sci-fi, “horror-ish” shorts and mysteries P.I. Barrington – spotlight (Wed 14th Dec)
- 41. Romantic suspense author (with a touch of paranormal) Charmaine Gordon – spotlight (Sat 17th Dec)
- 42. Writer of mysteries, poetry, children’s, scripts and interviewee Catherine Astolfo – spotlight (Wed 21st Dec)
- 43. Medieval post-apocalyptic novelist, fellow Radio Litopian and interviewee Joseph V Sultana – spotlight (Sat 24th Dec)
- 44. Male:male novelist Tristram La Roche – spotlight (Wed 28th Dec)
- 45. Short story author and photographer Mia Johansson – spotlight (Sat 31st Dec)
- 46. Writer, broadcaster and cruise line guest speaker Malcolm Welshman – spotlight (Wed 4th January 2012)
- 47. Spiritual mystery novelist Doug Simpson – spotlight (Sat 7th Jan)
- 48. Multi-genre (primarily mystery) novelist Bob Frey – spotlight (Wed 11th Jan)
- 49. Murder mystery novelist Merlin Fraser – spotlight (Sat 14th Jan)
- 50. Supernatural mystery, horror author, scriptwriter and interviewee Julia Kavan – spotlight (Wed 18th Jan)
- 51. YA fantasy author Lisa Janice ‘LJ’ Cohen – spotlight (Sat 21st Jan)
- 52. Romantic comedy novelist Sheryl Browne – spotlight (Wed 25th Jan)
- 53. Romantic suspense, mystery novelist, short story and writing guide author Chelle Cordero – spotlight (Sat 28th Jan)
- 54.Horror, crime, thriller (amongst other genres) novelist AJ Kirby – spotlight (Wed 1st Feb)
- 55. Christian teacher and author Deborah McCarragher – spotlight (Sat 4th Feb)
- 56. Crime novelist and journalist Quentin Bates – spotlight (Wed 8th Feb)
- 57. Contemporary and historical novelist and non-fiction author Dorit Kedar – spotlight (Sat 11th Feb)
- 58. Historical novelist and blogger Juliet Greenwood – spotlight (Wed 15th Feb)
- 59. Dark urban fantasy novelist, short story author and poet Adele Cosgrove-Bray – spotlight (Sat 18th Feb)
- 60. Novelist, non-fiction author and screenwriter Germaine Shames – spotlight (Tues 21st Feb)
- 61. Suspense mystery novelist Deb Borys – spotlight (Wed 22nd Feb)
- 62. Short story author, novelist and interviewee no.242 Sarah England – spotlight (Sat 25th Feb)
- 63. Comic book writer and illustrator, TV animation scriptwriter, and novelist Kevin Broden – spotlight (Wed 29th Feb)
- 64. Non-fiction and thriller writer Jeff Rasley – spotlight (Sat 3rd March), also listed here.
- 65. Historical novelist CV Smith – spotlight (Wed 7th March)
- 66. Multi-genre author Sylvia Ramsey – spotlight (Sat 10th March)
- 67. Science-fiction and thriller writer Ian Miller – spotlight (Wed 14th March)
- 68. Poet, novelist, memoirist and children’s author Judy Light Ayyildiz – spotlight (Sat 17th March)
- 69. Non-fiction author Ted Vestal – spotlight (Wed 21st March)
- 70. World War II author Stephen L Wright – spotlight (Sat 24th March)
- 71. Short story author, article writer and 30-day challengee Christopher Starr – spotlight (Wed 28th March)
- 72. Memoirist / children’s author Mollie Carson-Vollath – spotlight (Sat 31st March)
- 73. Thriller novelist, short story, non-fiction author and editor Alana Woods – spotlight (Wed 4th April)
- 74. Romance suspense author Alexa Bourne – spotlight (Sat 7th April)
- 75. Motivational memoirist Deborah Parker – spotlight (Wed 11th April)
- 76. Lecturer, novelist and co-founder of Creative Writing the Artist’s Way Sarah Jane Dobbs – spotlight (Sat 14th April)
- 77. Literary novelist Christopher Profeta – spotlight (Wed 18th April)
- 78. Science fiction and fantasy author, short story and article writer, blogger and teacher Nina Munteanu – spotlight (Sat 21st April)
- 79. Murder mystery novelist and interviewee F M Meredith – spotlight (Wed 25th April)
- 80. Mystery, suspense author and interviewee Patricia Gligor – spotlight (Sat 28th April)
- 81. Non-fiction and short story author Trish Nicholson – spotlight (Wed 2nd May)
- 82. Short story author, Nurture Your Books™ Blog Tour Co-ordinator and interviewee Jaidis Shaw – spotlight (Sat 5th May)
- 83. Multi-genre author Marion Grace Woolley – spotlight (Wed 9th May)
- 84. Author, speaker and photographer Barbara Ann Derksen – spotlight (Sat 12th May)
- 85. Mystery / thriller author Marietta Miemietz – spotlight (Wed 16th May)
- 86. Christian and cozy mystery author Kathryn Jones – spotlight (Sat 19th May)
- 87. Poet, essayist, short story author and novelist Garden Urthark – spotlight (Wed 23rd May)
- 88. Novelist, non-fiction and short story author Trevor Snyman – spotlight (Sat 26th May)
- 89. Short story author Fran Metzman – spotlight (Wed 30th May)
- 90. Memoirist Dale Stanten – spotlight (Sat 2nd June)
- 91. Author and editor Steven Mercatante – spotlight (Wed 6th June)
- 92. Multi-genre author AJ Race – spotlight (Sat 9th June)
- 93. Novelist and short story author Kathryn Meyer Griffith – spotlight (Wed 13th June)
- 94. Poet, playwright, novelist and essayist Sheriff Garba – spotlight (Sat 16th June)
- 95. Motivational non-fiction writer Marcia Friedman – spotlight (Wed 20th June)
- 96. Travel writer Thirza Vallois – spotlight (Sat 23rd June)
- 97. Historical romance and ghost fiction novelist Kristy Tate – spotlight (Wed 27th June)
- 98. Children’s author and illustrator Carrie King – spotlight (Sat 30th June)
- 99. American humour author Thomas Sullivan – spotlight (Wed 4th July)
- 100. Novelist, humorist, short story author, columnist and writing guru and interviewee Jane Wenham-Jones – spotlight (Sat 7th July)
- 101. Author and Unglue contributor Stephen Black – spotlight (Wed 11th July)
- 102. Novelist Bobby Logan – spotlight (Sat 14th July)
- 103. Children’s author Samna Ghani – spotlight (Wed 18th July)
- 104. Portal fantasy author Jinn Nelson – spotlight (Sat 21st July)
- 105. Humour / women’s novelist Gale Martin – spotlight (Wed 25th July)
- 106. Author (memoirist & blogger), antique dealer and dog whisperer Barbara Barth – spotlight (Sat 28th July)
- 107. Mystery thriller novelist Chester D Campbell – spotlight (Wed 1st August)
- 108. Novelist Pete Abela – spotlight (Sat 4th August)
- 109. Non-fiction devotional author and novelist Kimberley Payne – spotlight (Wed 8th August)
- 110. Mystery novelist, children’s and short story author Richard M Vickers – spotlight (Sat 11th August)
- 111. Children’s author and poet Sherrill Cannon – spotlight (Wed 15th August)
- 112. Horror, suspense and supernatural novelist Steve Emmett – spotlight (Sat 18th August)
- 113. Historical mystery author Eleanor Sullivan – spotlight (Wed 22nd August)
- 114. Novelist and short story author Sophie Duffy – spotlight (Sat 25th August)
- 115. Children’s author and novelist Debbie Dadey – spotlight (Wed 29th August)
- 116. Thriller author Ethan Jones – spotlight (Sat 1st September)
- 117. Crime thriller author Rick Reed – spotlight (Wed 5th September)
- 118. Children’s author Melissa Harker Ridenour – spotlight (Sat 8th September)
- 119. Author, blogger, singer, and musician Pat Garcia – spotlight (Wed 12th September)
- 120. Novelist, short story author and poet Janet Kay – spotlight (Sat 15th September)
- 121. Non-fiction and scriptwriter Mary Batten – spotlight (Wed 19th September)
- no posting Sat 22nd September as I celebrated the 500th interview!
- 122. Journalist, editor, and fiction author Sue Burke – spotlight (Wed 26th September)
- 123. Children’s book author, freelance writer, and playwright Natasha Yim – spotlight (Sat 29th September)
- 124. Poet and fantasy author Theresa Dawn Sinclair – spotlight (Wed 3rd October)
- 125. Mystery, YA and children’s author Marilyn Levinson – spotlight (Sat 6th October)
- 126. Children’s author Maggie Lyons – spotlight (Wed 10th October)
- 127. Multi-genre novelist J Griffith Mitchell – spotlight (Sat 13th October)
- 128. Paranormal romance novelist and short story author Elizabeth Kolodziej – spotlight (Wed 17th October)
- 129. Erotica author Elizabeth Cage – spotlight (Sat 20th October)
- 130. Non-fiction author Phyl Manning – spotlight (Wed 24th October)
- 131. Poet and film maker Brittney Joseph – spotlight (Sat 27th October)
- 132. Non-fiction author Olga Vannucci – spotlight (Wed 31st October)
- 133. Novelist and children’s author Barbara Ebel – spotlight (Sat 3rd November)
- 134. Non-fiction author Terra Hangen – spotlight (Wed 7th November)
- 135. Chick lit novelist J W Bull, 1st placed fiction winner of the Shirley You Jest! Book Awards – spotlight (Sat 10th November)
- 136. Memoirist / non-fiction author Michelle Taylor – spotlight (Wed 14th November)
- 137. Non-fiction author Robin O’Bryant, 1st placed non-fiction winner of the Shirley You Jest! Book Awards – spotlight (Sat 17th November)
- 138. Children’s author Joe Means – spotlight (Wed 21st November)
- 139. Crime and comedy novelist, poet, performer, playwright and sci-art installation specialist Valerie Laws – spotlight (Sat 24th November)
- 140. Thriller writer Jack Brody – spotlight (Wed 28th November)
- 141. Non-fiction author Pam Grimes, 2nd placed non-fiction winner of the Shirley You Jest! Book Awards – spotlight (Sat 1st December)
- 142. Multi-genre author Laurie Smith – spotlight (Wed 5th December)
- 143. Humour novelist Anthony Miller, 2nd placed fiction winner of the Shirley You Jest! Book Awards – spotlight (Sat 8th December)
- 144. Memoirist and travel writer Jill Dobbe – spotlight (Wed 12th December)
- 145. Multi-genre author Karen Robbins – spotlight (Sat 15th December)
- 146. Historical romance novelist (of nearly 40 books!) and interviewee Freda Lightfoot – spotlight (Wed 19th December)
- 147. Murder mystery author Kelly Marshall – spotlight (Sat 22nd December)
- 148. Historical suspense thriller / mystery novelist Chris Angus – spotlight (Wed 26th December)
- 149. Horror and dystopian novelist and short story author Carla Herrera – spotlight (Sat 29th December)
- 150. Novelist and short story author Jenny Worstall – spotlight (Wed 2nd January 2013)
- 151. Non-fiction author Kathryn Vercillo – spotlight (Sat 5th January)
- 152. Romance suspense author and interviewee Sherry Gloag – spotlight (Wed 9th January)
- 153. Action adventure novelist James A Bresco – spotlight (Sat 12th January)
- 154. Science-fiction novelist Joyce Elferdink – spotlight (Wed 16th January)
- 155. Urban fantasy author Lauren Grimley – spotlight (Thu 17th January)
- 156. Novelist M.R. Cornelius – spotlight (Mon 21st January)
- 157. Murder mystery author and fiction memoirist LT Bentley – spotlight (Tue 22nd January)
- 158. Debut novelist David Anthony – spotlight (Wed 23rd January)
- 159. Multi-genre author Nigel Hey – spotlight (Thu 24th January)
- 160. Non-fiction author Linda Osmundson – spotlight (Fri 25th January)
- 161. Literary novelist Guy Portman – spotlight (Mon 28th January)
- 162. Mystery / thriller author and interviewee Merry Jones – spotlight (Tue 29th January)
- 163. Novelist and non-fiction author Karen Jones – spotlight (Wed 30th January)
- 164. Historical non-fiction author Cheryl Anne Stapp – spotlight (Thu 31st January)
- 165. Screenwriter and novelist Harry Duffin – spotlight (Tue 5th February)
- 166. Romantic suspense author Kaylin McFarren – spotlight (Wed 6th February)
- 167. Feminist historical novelist Emma Rose Millar – spotlight (Thu 7th February)
- 168. Non-fiction and short story author Kerry Dwyer – spotlight (Tue 12th February)
- 169. Children’s and short story author Katherine L Holmes – spotlight (Wed 13th February)
- 170. Non-fiction writer, romance novelist, event organiser and relationship facilitator Debbie Martin – spotlight (Thu 14th February, Valentine’s Day!)
- 171. Multi-genre author Elaine Orr – spotlight (Tue 19th February)
- 172. Non-fiction writer Myrna Beth Haskell – spotlight (Wed 20th February)
- 173. Mystery author, former Professor of Psychology and interviewee Lesley Diehl – spotlight (Thu 21st February)
- 174. Murder mystery author and private investigator Colleen Collins – spotlight (Tue 26th February)
- 175. Novelist, Morris dancer and singer Colin M Andrews – spotlight (Wed 27th February)
- 176. Children’s author and photographer Jannifer Powelson – spotlight (Thu 28th February)
- 177. Science fiction writer, artist, and graphic designer Lael Salaets – spotlight (Tue 5th March)
- 178. Poet, non-fiction and short story author Marguerite Bouvard – spotlight (Wed 6th March)
- 179. Novelist, short story author and poet DJ Swykert – spotlight (Thu 7th March)
- 180. Literary novelist Florence Osmund – spotlight (Tue 12th March)
- 181. Historical novelist Christine Lindsay – spotlight (Wed 13th March)
- 182. Non-fiction author and interviewee Anne O’Connell – spotlight (Thu 14th March)
- 183. Science-fiction novelist / short story writer Joy V Smith – spotlight (Tue 19th March)
- 184. Mystery / thriller writer N. S. Wikarski – spotlight (Wed 20th March)
- 185. Non-fiction author and interviewee Kim Dalferes – spotlight (Thu 21st March)
- 186. Apostrophe Books author: non-fiction writer and journalist Christopher Robbins – spotlight (Mon 25th March)
- 187. Apostrophe Books author: novelist, scriptwriter, non-fiction author and interviewee Melissa Jo Peltier – spotlight (Tue 26th March)
- 188. Apostrophe Books author: poet and interviewee John Lavan – spotlight (Wed 27th March)
- 189. Apostrophe Books author: YA author, poet and interviewee Nick Orsini – spotlight (Thu 28th March)
- 190. Apostrophe Books author: paranormal romance novelist and interviewee TL Spencer – spotlight (Fri 29th March)
- 191. Comic fantasy (and a little horror) author Will Macmillan-Jones – spotlight (Mon 1st April)
- 192. Journalist and fantasy novelist Lynne Cantwell – spotlight (Tue 2nd April)
- 193. World War Two in the Pacific author / memoirist Ronny Herman de Jong – spotlight (Wed 3rd April)
- 194. Dance / romance novelist Cherry Radford – spotlight (Thu 4th April)
- 195. Multi-genre David Kendrick – spotlight (Fri 5th April)
- 196. Children’s author and interviewee Armen Pogharian – spotlight (Mon 8th April)
- 197. Crime novelist Wonny Lea – spotlight (Tue 9th April)
- 198. YA trilogy novelist Nancy Pennick – spotlight (Wed 10th April)
- 199. Journalist, novelist and interviewee Janey Fraser – spotlight (Thu 11th April)
- 200. Short story author, novelist, tutor and interviewee Della Galton – spotlight (Fri 12th April am)
- 201. Commercial women’s novelist and interviewee Kate Long – spotlight (Sun 14th April am)
- 202. Children’s writer Sandra Bennett – spotlight (Mon 15th April am)
- 203. Romance novelist Susan Mac Nicol – spotlight (Tue 16th April am)
- 204. Contemporary novelist Suzanne Cane y Olvera – spotlight (Wed 17th April am)
- 205. Fantasy, horror and paranormal writer Joleene Naylor – spotlight (Thu 18th April am)
- 206. Multi-genre author Oana Niculae – spotlight (Fri 19th April am)
- 207. Biographer and novelist Jeff Noonan – spotlight (Sat 20th April am)
- 208. Novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer Gail Lukasik – spotlight (Sun 21st April am)
- 209. Romance novelist Jessica Kong – spotlight (Mon 22nd April am)
- 210. Multi-genre author V. Karen McMahon – spotlight (Tue 23rd April am)
- 211. Non-fiction author Gill Winter – spotlight (Wed 24th April am)
- 212. Multi-genre author Sam Sackett – spotlight (Thu 25th April am)
- 213. Paranormal novelist Tracy Lane – spotlight (Fri 26th April am)
- 214. Writer, editor and tutor Arlene Knickerbocker – spotlight (Sat 27th April am)
- 215. Poet, short story author and novelist Janet Tan – spotlight (Sun 28th April am)
- 216. Epic fantasy novelist TM Shannon – spotlight (Mon 29th April am)
- 217. Science-fiction adventure novelist Erren Grey Wolf – spotlight (Tue 30th April am)
- 218. Non-fiction writer and novelist Julie L Casey – spotlight (Wed 1st May am)
- 219. Short story author and novelist Vic Fortezza – spotlight (Thu 2nd May am)
- 220. Short story author Brian Wilson – spotlight (Fri 3rd May am)
- 221. Journalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher David W Berner – spotlight (Sat 4th May am)
- 222. Novelist, artist and entertainer Natalie Buske Thomas – spotlight (Sun 5th May am)
- 223. Non-fiction author and interviewee Peter Jones – spotlight (Sun 5th May pm)
- 224. Multi-genre author and interviewee Gary Dobbs – spotlight (Mon 6th May am)
- 225. Thriller novelist Barry Johnson – spotlight (Tue 7th May am)
- 226. Orwellian-style dystopian novelist John G Nelson – spotlight (Wed 8th May am)
- 227. Fantasy / new age / spiritual / romance novelist DM Yates – spotlight (Thu 9th May am)
- 228. Short story author and novelist Randy Attwood – spotlight (Fri 10th May am)
- 229. Novelist and writer of all things Greek Panos Nomikos – spotlight (Sat 11th May am)
- 230. Novelist, speaker and poet Robert E Hirsch – spotlight (Sat 11th May pm)
- 231. Romantic fantasy novelist Andrea Baker – spotlight (Sun 12th May am)
- 232. Novelist and short story author Jan Christensen – spotlight (Mon 13th May am)
- 233. Mystery / thriller and YA writer Michael Herr – spotlight (Tue 14th May am)
- 234. Multi-genre writer A M Jenner – spotlight (Wed 15th May am)
- 235. Family saga novelist Nicole Dunlap – spotlight (Thu 16th May am)
- 236. Biography and non-fiction writer Nancy Bethiaume LaPierre – spotlight (Fri 17th May am)
- 237. Debut literary novelist Sharon Baillie – spotlight (Sat 18th May am)
- 238. Novelist and short story writer Jim Musgrave – spotlight (Mon 20th May am)
- 239. Young Adult novelist Maria Bradley – spotlight (Tue 21st May am)
- 240. Multi-genre author Kathleen Kaska – spotlight (Wed 22nd May am)
- 241. Non-fiction writer Dominick Domasky – spotlight (Thu 23rd May am)
- 242. Multi-genre writer Jacob Singer – spotlight (Fri 24th May am)
- 243. Novelist and short story author Gila Green – spotlight (Sat 25th May am)
- 244. Historical novelist and crime author John Foxjohn – spotlight (Sun 26th May am)
- 245. Short story writer and novelist Gabriel Boutros – spotlight (Mon 27th May am)
- 246. Non-fiction and crime writer Kathy Brandt with mention of her artist, photographer and co-author son, Max – spotlight (Tue 28th May am)
- 247. Novelist / memoirist Nancy S Kyme – spotlight (Wed 29th May am)
- 248. Christian, young adult and fantasy author TC Slonaker – spotlight (Thu 30th May am)
- 249. Contemporary women’s fiction author Rosey Thomas Palmer – spotlight (Fri 31st May am)
- 250. Children’s author Jennifer Priester – spotlight (Sat 1st June am)
- 251. Contemporary historical romance novelist Hannah Fielding – spotlight (Sun 2nd June am)
- 252. Debut equestrian novelist Christine Meunier – spotlight (Mon 3rd June am)
- 253. Suspense novelist Suzanne Brandyn – spotlight (Tue 4th June am)
- 254. Children’s author and interviewee Goldie Alexander – spotlight (Wed 5th June am)
- 255. Military mystery / suspense / action novelist and interviewee Cindy Bring – spotlight (Thu 6th June am)
- 256. Biographical trilogy writer Patrick C Notchtree – spotlight (Fri 7th June am)
- 257. Literary and contemporary novelist Rayne E Golay – spotlight (Sat 8th June pm)
- 258. Multi-genre author Hayley M Coates – spotlight (Sun 9th June pm)
- 259. Thriller / suspense novelist Darcia Helle – spotlight (Mon 10th June am)
- 260. Non-fiction author Carol A Butler – spotlight (Tue 11th June am)
- 261. Mystery novelist and guest blogger Richard Brawer – spotlight (Wed 12th June am)
- 262. Writer, author, broadcaster, and stand-up comedian Tony Schmacher – spotlight (Thu 13th June am)
- 263. Children’s and self-help author Stefan Bolz – spotlight (Fri 14th June am)
- 264. YA / fantasy / paranormal and interviewee L Filloon – spotlight (Sat 15th June pm)
- 265. Y.A. fantasy and mystery novelist interviewee T J Perkins – spotlight (Sun 16th June am)
- 266. Children’s author, guest blogger, interviewee and spotlightee Sarahjane Funnell – spotlight (Mon 17th June am).
- 267. Contemporary fiction writer Laurie Boris – spotlight (Tue 18th June am)
- 268. Novelist and short story author and interviewee Leon Puissegur – spotlight (Wed 19th June am)
- 270. Multi-genre author and interviewee Alan Place – spotlight (Fri 21st June am)
- 271. Young adult mystery-suspense-adventure novelist, non-fiction author and interviewee Ann Goldfarb – spotlight (Sat 22nd June am)
- 272. Mystery novelist and interviewee Anne R. Allen – spotlight (Sat 22nd June pm)
- 273. Article writer, philosophical travel adventure novelist and interviewee Anthony Karakai – spotlight (Sun 23rd June pm)
- 274. Non-fiction author and interviewee Anderson Maestri – spotlight (Mon 24th June)
- 275. Biographer, fiction author and interviewee Alma Bond – spotlight (Tue 25th June)
- 276. Multi-genre author Melissa Bowersock – spotlight (Wed 26th June)
- 277. Non-fiction memoirist and interviewee Carol Anita Ryan – spotlight (Fri 28th June)
- 278. Children’s author and interviewee C Lee McKenzie – spotlight (Mon 1st July)
- 279. ‘Adventure and romance with a touch of sci-fi magic’ novelist and interviewee Darlene Jones – spotlight (Tue 2nd July)
- 280. Multi-genre author and interviewee Bridget Straub – spotlight (Wed 3rd July)
- 281. Non-fiction, fantasy, horror, literary author and interviewee David Antrobus – spotlight (Thu 4th July)
- 282. Children’s author and interviewee Dr Cherrye Vasquez – spotlight (Fri 5th July)
- 283. Autobiographer and interviewee Chris Pownall – spotlight (Sat 6th July)
- 284. Mystery and historical novelist, short story author and interviewee DR Meredith – spotlight (Sun 7th July)
- 285. Multi-genre author and interviewee Carmen Anthony Fiore – spotlight (Mon 8th July)
- 286. Children’s author and interviewee Ashley Howland – spotlight (Tue 9th July)
- 287. Mystery author and interviewee Dale T Phillips – spotlight (Wed 10th July)
- 288. Memoirist and interviewee Yvonne Bornstein – spotlight (Thu 11th July)
- 289. Science-fiction author, songwriter, poet and interviewee Eleni Papanou – spotlight (Fri 12th July)
- 290. Multi-genre author and interviewee Danny Fisher – spotlight (Mon 15th July)
- 291. Memoirist and interviewee Candy Marie Bridges – spotlight (Tue 16th July)
- 292. Romantic and ‘dark’ paranormal author and interviewee Cher Green – spotlight (Wed 17th July)
- 293. Memoir / non-fiction author and interviewee Boyd Lemon – spotlight (Thu 18th July)
- 294. Travel and article writer, short story author and interviewee Vic Heaney – spotlight (Fri 19th July)
- 295. Post-apocalyptic novelist and children’s author Brian Parker – spotlight (Mon 22nd July)
- 296. Non-fiction historical author and interviewee Feather Schwarz Foster – spotlight (Tue 23rd July)
- 297. Humorous non-fiction author and interviewee Amy L Peterson – spotlight (Wed 24th July)
- 298. Poet, article writer and novelist C.L. Swinney – spotlight (Thu 25th July)
- 299. Paranormal / historical romance author and interviewee Catherine Greenfeder – spotlight (Fri 26th July)
- 300. Diplomatic mystery and non-fiction author William S. Shepard – spotlight (Mon 29th July)
- 301. Mystery author and interviewee Elaine Macko – spotlight (Tue 30th July)
- 302. Poet, novelist and interviewee Franki deMerle – spotlight (Wed 31st July)
- 303. Thriller novelist and guest blogger V.M. Gopaul – spotlight (Thu 1st August)
- 304. Memoirist, novelist and interviewee Jim Wygant – spotlight (Fri 2nd August)
- 305. Thriller, historical, crime novelist, non-fiction author, writing workshop coach and interviewee Harry Bingham – spotlight (Sat 3rd August)
- 306. Multi-genre author and interviewee Dale Mayer – spotlight (Mon 5th August)
- 307. Erotic fiction and urban fantasy author and interviewee Jess C Scott – spotlight (Tue 6th August)
- 308. Autobiographer, motivational speaker and interviewee Gary Goldstein – spotlight (Wed 7th August)
- 309. Multi-genre literary novelist, short story author and interviewee Guy Cranswick – spotlight (Thu 8th August)
- 310. Children’s fantasy author and interviewee Henry Herz – spotlight (Fri 9th August)
- 311. Political novel collaborators Alicia Long and Jayne Jones – spotlight (Sat 10th August)
- 312. Historical romance novelist, non-fiction author and interviewee Grace Elliot – spotlight (Mon 12th August)
- 313. Thriller novelist, non-fiction author, journalist and interviewee Wilf Nussey – spotlight (Tue 13th August)
- 314. Poet, non-fiction author and interviewee Jeanne Buesser – spotlight (Wed 14th August)
- 315. Suspense / mystery thriller author and interviewee Gabriel Valjan – spotlight (Thu 15th August)
- 316. Horror-turned-crime writer and interviewee Andrew Barrett – spotlight (Fri 16th August)
- 317. Novelist and non-fiction author Wendy Holden – spotlight (Sat 17th August)
- 318. Novelist, short story author, editor, speaker and tutor Morgen Bailey, yes me! – spotlight (Mon 19th August, my birthday!)
- 319. Thriller / action adventure novelist and interviewee Frank F Fiore – spotlight (Tue 20th August)
- 320. Cosy mystery and paranormal / historical writer and interviewee Helen Osterman – spotlight (Wed 21st August)
- 321. Children’s author and interviewee Natasha Wing – spotlight (Thu 22nd August)
- 322. Non-fiction writer Britt Reints – spotlight (Fri 23rd August)
- 323. Crime fantasy novelist, guest blogger and interviewee Dave Sivers – spotlight (Sat 24th August)
- 324. Children’s author Melissa Harker Ridenour – spotlight (Mon 26th August, a bank holiday in the UK)
- 325. Mystery novelist, poet and short story author Jeanne Meeks – spotlight (Tue 27th August)
- 326. Sci-fi satire novelist, screenwriter, games designer, poet and interviewee Joe Velikovsky – spotlight (Wed 28th August)
- 327. Multi-genre author and interviewee Ken La Salle – spotlight (Sat 31st August)
- 328. Romance and YA author Jayne Bauling – spotlight (Sun 1st Sept)
- 329. Multi-genre writer and interviewee James Dorr – spotlight (Tue 3rd September)
- 330. Historical adventure fantasy author and interviewee Helen Hollick – spotlight (Sat 7th September)
- 331. Romance novelist, freelance writer and editor of business publications Zanna Mackenzie – spotlight (Sat 14th September)
- 332. Multi-genre novelist and interviewee Kenneth S Murray – spotlight (Wed 18th September)
- 333. Freelance journalist, screenwriter, blogger and multi-genre novelist Renee Novelle – spotlight (Sat 21st September)
- 334. Horror novelist and short story author and interviewee Jessica Grace Coleman – spotlight (Sat 28th September)
- 335. Historical novelist Diana Jackson – spotlight (Mon 30th September)
- 336. Humour, fiction and non-fiction writer, and interviewee Allen Smith – spotlight (Sat 12th October)
- 337. Multi-genre author and interviewee Jim Sellers – spotlight (Sat 19th October)
- 338. Non-fiction author and interviewee Karen Kilby – spotlight (Sat 26th October)
- 339. novelist and short story author (and Flash Fiction Fridays contributor) Marc Nash – spotlight (Thursday 31st October)
- 340. Children’s author Lou Honderich – spotlight (Thursday 7th November)
- 341. Short story author Brian Wilson – spotlight (Thursday 14th November)
- 342. Science fiction / fantasy author Dima Zales – spotlight (Tuesday 19th November)
- 343. Multi-genre author and interviewee Carolyn Haley – spotlight (Wednesday 20th November)
- 344. YA, science-fiction, horror author, poet and interviewee Kenna McKinnon – spotlight (Thursday 21st November)
- 345. Equestrian novelist Christine Meunier – spotlight (Thursday 28th November)
- 346. Suspense / thriller / mystery and interviewee David Fingerman – spotlight (Sunday 8th December
- 347. Suspense / science fiction novelist RJ Crayton – spotlight (Tuesday 10th December)
- 348. Children’s author, publisher and interviewee Kathryn Starke – spotlight (Saturday 14th December)
- 349. Women’s novelist Margaret K Johnson – spotlight (Sunday 15th December)
- 350. Non-fiction author Shahla Khan – spotlight (Tuesday 17th December)
- 351. Children’s writer Diane Christiansen – spotlight (Saturday 28th December)
- 352. Multi-genre author Roger Hurn – spotlight (Saturday 4th January)
- 353. Short story author and novelist Rosalind Minett – spotlight (Saturday 25th January 2014)
- 354. Non-fiction / historical writer and interviewee Kay Murdy – spotlight (Saturday 8th February)
- 355 Fantasy novelist Irene Soldatos – spotlight (Tuesday 11th February)
- 356. Novelist, journalist, copywriter and game designer T.L. Bodine – spotlight (Saturday 22nd February)
- 357. Short story author and novelist Rita Plush – spotlight (Saturday 1st March)
- 358. Writer, artist and photographer Andrew Reid Wildman – spotlight (Saturday 8th March)
- 359. Adventure / paranormal novelist Nowick Gray – spotlight (Saturday 15th March)
- 360. Non-fiction author and guest blogger Jennifer Boire – spotlight (Saturday 22nd March)
- 361. Poet, non-fiction author and novelist Diane Eklund-Abolins – spotlight (Saturday 29th March)
- 362. Novelist, short story author and playwright Jeannie Van Rompaey – spotlight (Saturday 5th April)
- 363. Debut novelist Louise Walters – spotlight (Saturday 12th April)
- 364. Multi-genre author Preston Lang – spotlight (Saturday 19th April)
- 365. Spanish 1950’s noir novelist Javier Márquez Sánchez – spotlight (Saturday 26th April)
- 366. Novelist and interviewee Laura Wilkinson – spotlight (Saturday 3rd May)
- 367. Journalist and debut novelist Laurence Walker – spotlight (Saturday 10th May)
- 368. Novelist, non-fiction author and book reviewer Paul Gadsby – spotlight (Saturday 17th May)
- 369. Novelist, guest blogger and interviewee Jane Davis – spotlight (Saturday 24th May)
- 370. Debut novelist Matt Morris – spotlight (Saturday 31st May)
- 371. Talk show host, author and online publicist Francine Silverman – spotlight (Saturday 7th June)
- 372. Thriller, fantasy and children’s author Caroline A Connell – spotlight (Saturday 14th June)
- 373. Children’s author and blogger Edith Fine – spotlight (Saturday 21st June, the launch day of Edith’s new book ‘Sleepytime Me’)
- 374. Science fiction and fantasy author Tim Parise – spotlight (Saturday 28th June)
- 375. Crime / mystery novelist Margaret Eleanor Leigh – spotlight (Saturday 5th July)
- 376. Novelists and writing partners Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross – spotlight (Saturday 12th July)
- 377. Children’s fiction mystery (for ages 8 to 12) author Michael Carestio – spotlight (Thursday 31st July).
- 378. Author and health management editor Samna Ghani – spotlight (Saturday 6th September).
- 379. Travel fantasy author / craft beer writer / copywriter Anthony St. Clair – spotlight (Saturday 13th September).
- 380. Multi-genre novelist JoAnn Smith Ainsworth – spotlight (Saturday 4th October).
- 381. Thriller/suspense novelist and interviewee David McGowan – spotlight (Saturday 18th October).
- 382. Memoirist, non-fiction author and novelist Tekla Dennison Miller – spotlight (Saturday 25th October).
- 383. Crime and horror writer John Moralee – spotlight (Saturday 1st November).
- 384. Mystery writer Joyce Strand – spotlight (Thursday 6th November).
- 385. Multi-genre author Sam Sackett – spotlight (Saturday 8th November).
- 386. African-American novelist Temba Magorimbo – spotlight (Saturday 15th November).
- 387. Debut novelist and short story author Steph Post – spotlight (Saturday 22nd November).
- 388. Novelist Robin Matchett – spotlight (Tuesday 25th November).
- 389. Multi-genre author John J Hohn – spotlight (Saturday 29th November).
- 390. Thriller novelist Matt Cairns – spotlight (Saturday 6th December).
- 391. Non-fiction / thriller writer Jeff Rasley – spotlight (Saturday 13th December).
- 392. Journalist, fiction and academic writer David Mathew – spotlight (Saturday 20th December).
- 393. Short story writer and novelist Gabriel Boutros – spotlight (Saturday 27th December).
- 394. Non-fiction author John Watson – spotlight (Saturday 3rd January 2015).
- 395. Women’s fiction (with a twist!) novelist Holly Kerr – spotlight (Saturday 24th January).
- 396. Non-fiction author Bishop John I Cline – spotlight (Tuesday 27th January).
- 397. Sweet western historical romance author Charlene Whitman – spotlight (Tuesday 27th January).
- 398. Novelist, short story author guest blogger and interviewee Ken Magee (fantasy) – spotlight (Saturday 31st January).
- 399. Multi-genre author Alan Place – spotlight (Saturday 28th February).
- 400. Mystery / romance novelist Joe Cosentino – spotlight (Saturday 7th March).
- 401. Poet and non-fiction author Nina Bingham – spotlight (Saturday 14th March).
- 402. Children’s/YA author Gigi Sedlmayer – spotlight (Saturday 21st March).
- 403. YA and paranormal novelist Heather Kirchhoff – spotlight (Saturday 28th March).
- 404. Middle-grade novelist Kathleen Andrews Davis – spotlight (Saturday 4th April).
- 405. Fantasy novelist S E Zbasnik – spotlight (Saturday 11th April).
- 406. Children’s and adult fantasy novelist Katharine Hamilton – spotlight (Saturday 25th April).
- 407. Business motivator and non-fiction author Maxine Attong – spotlight (Saturday 2nd May).
- 408. Fantasy, flash fiction author and essayist Josh Bertetta – spotlight (Saturday 9th May).
- 409. Non-fiction author Yonason Goldson – spotlight (Saturday 6th June).
- 410. Young adult and romance author Ana Huang – spotlight (Saturday 13th June).
- 411. Novelist and autobiographer Christine Anne Cole – spotlight (Saturday 20th June).
- 412. Debut novelist Dave Riese – spotlight (Saturday 1st August).
- 413. Cross-genre author Robert Eggleton – spotlight (Saturday 12th September 2015).
- 414. Novelist and publisher Yani – spotlight (Saturday 20th February 2016).
- 415. Short story author Miriam A Averna – spotlight (Saturday 9th July 2016).
An author spotlight is made up of a <1,000-word third person biography, <1,000-word first-person about your writing / anything interesting writing-related, then links to you and your work (see the already-posted spotlights listed above as examples). You can also provide a photograph of yourself and your book cover(s) to add some colour to the post. Please email me as attachments rather than email-embedded text / photos. Thank you.
Because of the high volume of enquiries received across this blog, I don’t schedule in advance but when I receive the content, sorry about that.
Unfortunately due to time constraints, I can’t do book reviews but I do also welcome blog interviewees*, writing-related guest blogs (max 1000 words, please email me in advance to discuss the topic), flash fiction for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry. 🙂
PLEASE NOTE: *I now charge for the interviews (£10 / €12.50 / $15) because they are so time-consuming (I don’t just read / post them, but add in comments before they go live as if we’re chatting).
I don’t charge (or pay) for running the author spotlights / guest blogs / flash fiction / poetry etc. – these ‘services’ are offered because I love meeting and getting to know other authors and because it’s fun to put new things out (and a little part of me hopes that when visitors come to my site they’ll maybe buy one of my books). So I thank each and every one of the authors who have asked (or said “yes” when I’ve asked them) to be, or are considering being, part of my blog. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing for as long as you keep doing what you’re doing. 🙂
77 thoughts on “Author spotlights”
I love this Morgan, and I’ll be submitting something soon.
Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers
Thanks Lynn – got your email. 🙂 Morgen
I found you on LinedIn and would love to be featured in one of the Nov 2011 slots you have available. Please contact me to advise on how to formally submit.
Thanks Regina. The details are on the page you just left a comment on but I have your email address now so I’ll email you the info. 🙂
Most interesting site; I’m anxious to read more of your many activities, Morgen. Thanks.
Thank you, Marie. I’ve sent you an email with all the information. 🙂
I will get in touch, Morgen. I would love to be on the author spotlight for you. Just trying to think of some questions to ask you, for my interview LOL
Glad to reciprocate, Alan… as long as you’re not in a hurry. 🙂
No, I have just sent a few questions to Pat, in Queensland. So they should be here soon, also asked Larry Payne and a few other friends if they would like to cooperate, I am just getting strated LOL
Would love to participate in your author spotlight. I write cop murder mysteries. What a great resource this is! I am going to share with my critique group.
I contacted you via this website, and am interested in participating in your author spotlight for my new literary novel, “In Search of Sushi Tora.” It has received several great reviews, is selling well and I’d love to branch out. You offer a wonderful service.
Thank you, Emily. I have your email address so will reply asap. 🙂
I’m not sure if you feature the type of “author” I am. I have a book of medical terminology crossword puzzles out and am currently working on a second, of many I hope. Thank you for your consideration.
Absolutely. You write therefore you have something to say. 🙂 I shall send you the information pack now.
Hi Morgen. Sorry for the misspelling.
🙂 That’s OK. It happens most of the time.
So glad to have found your blog! I would love to take part. I see you’re booked up for a while so I’ll set a reminder to check back soon and will try and email you to see what you have space for!
Thank you very much, David. I’ll email you the info. as it’s best to send me the info. as I seem to be getting enquiries more quickly than I have space for but whenever suits you really (although I still have over 500+ questionnaires out in the ether). Less of a backlog for the guest blogs / spotlights (August) than interviews (December). 🙂
That’s great! Thanks Morgen. I’m delighted to see just how well your blog is doing. Looking forward to receiving your email!
Me too (it’s a LOT of work). 🙂 email sent…
I read about your author spotlights some time ago and had every intention of emailing you and then life intruded. It’s get’s busy. I’d like to participate. I have written two books. Phoenix is a post-apocalyptic book about one woman’s survival in the US after Iran hits us with numerous nuclear bombs. The second is a more recent book called The Love Songs Murders. It’s about two Seattle homicide detectives who are investigating the kidnapping of a very popular Seattle D.J. One cop is male, one is female. One is straight, the other gay. The both fall in love with the same woman.
Thanks Kelly. Details sent.
You are a wonder, Morgen Bailey!
Thank you, Gary. 🙂
Hello Sir, I’m pretty sorry responding somewhat late, and coming up with my writing. I have been terribly engaged with an academic activity in pursuance of a Graduate Course. I wish to know if I’m still free to come up with my stuff, as earlier sent by you.
Hi Cynthia. There is no hurry from me. I have sent out over 550 questionnaires that have not come back yet, some since I started June 2011. The interviews are currently scheduling into December and spotlights / guest blogs into August. If you have any queries it’s easier to email me (email@example.com).
No need to call me Sir, especially because I’m a woman. 🙂 Just call me Morgen.
Thanks. You make it very easy for a new writer to understand what he or she has to do. I look forward to submitting my paperwork.
I am ready for an interview.
Hi Linda. Thank you for your comment. I have your email address so I shall send you the information pack.
Could you tell me if I am scheduled in yet Morgen? I sent you my file a week ago…but I appreciate how busy you are so just an enquiry today.
Hi there. It’s in amongst just over 200 other emails. I’ll email you later today (fingers crossed). 🙂
I’ll send a file on a novel I’m selling on barnes and noble and smashwords to you shortly. this is a great thing you’re doing. the book is “when we were married – volume one – the long fall” a 220,000- word *800 pages) novel of the law, courts, cops, crime, love, hate, marriage and divorce., and sex.
Hi William. There’s no need to send me your book – I don’t do book reviews (I must make that clearer on the blog) but there are plenty of other options.
This looks great!. How do I get interviewed?
Morgen, could you possibly schedule me for a spotlight around February 10th (ish?) that’s around the time I’m hoping to release my ebook 🙂
Obviously I’m happy to send you the text as soon as you need it!
Wednesday 13th February is all yours. 🙂
Initially, you sent me the process to get interviewed by you. I am sorry, I lost track of it. My excuse is I am raising a grandson, work full-time for the US government and try to write one book while marketing two others. Let’s just say life is full. You seem very personable and I’d love to participate in your author spotlights. Please tell me how.
No problem, Kelly. I know how you feel (minus the grandchild). Email sent with all the details.
Hi Morgen, A wonderful service; thanks for provided. Could you email me the details/questionnaire for your author spotlight?
Is there any particular genre that you don’t accept?
Hi JJ. My only pre-requisite is that an author writes, published or unpublished, any genre. I’m not fussy. 🙂 I’ve emailed you the information pack for novelists.
Hi, Morgan, would love to do an Author Spotlight concerning the release of my novel, Contrition, by JournalStone Publishing. Could you advise me on how or when to submit, please?
Hi Robert. I’ve emailed you the pack too. 🙂
Hi. Morgen, for some reason I have not received the pack for Author Spotlight. Could you please forward it again? Thanks!
Robert E. Hirsch
What a fabulous forum you are providing. I would love to fill your January 26, 2013 slot. What information do you need from me?
No problem, Robert. I’ve sent it again now.
Thnak you so much, Morgen!
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What a site!
I’m interested in an Author Spotlight. Looks like you have slots at the end of March.
My book is memoir/narrative nonfiction.
Maybe you don’t have a packet for that?
But I trust you to come up with something.
Hope to hear from you.
Morgen, what an incredible blog you have! I have checked the requirements for your Author Spotlight and am ready to go when you are.
Where do I send the information and pictures?
Hugs from Ronny with a y 🙂
Thanks, Ronny. My email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) was a bit lower on the page than the specifics so I have added it in to the ‘what I need’ at the beginning and end.
Morgan, your blog sounds like something I’d love to be a part of, especia;lly the author spotlight for my recently published novel, Contrition (JournalStone Publishing). Please advise.
Thank you, Robert. I’ve emailed you.
Morgen I was told to get in touch with you. You can email me @ email@example.com
Thank you, Damien. I’ve emailed you.
Hi Morgen, how do you accomplish so many things at once–you’re amazing. I’d like to be in your “spotlight’ and will send you my info as soon as I can–I have no problem waiting.
Hi Micki. I’m fortunate enough not to have a day job so I spend my life on my computer. You’ve only done the interview (and submitted a poem) to-date so you’d be very welcome to do the author spotlight. The lead time’s not too bad at the moment so the sooner you get the content to me… no need to send photos already submitted, I can use what I have already.
Very impressive site. It’s full of very useful info, well organized and easy to navigate. My literary fiction novel THE WOODEN CHAIR was published on May 15, 2013 as e-book. I’d be very interested in being a part of your author spotlight. Just read John Foxjohn’s post, which is great. I know you’re booked, but hope you can find a hole for me in sometime in the near fuuture..I guess if I follow the instructions on your site, I’ll get to you what you can use. Thank you so much. I’d appreciate hearing from you by e-mail.
Thank you, Rayne. The guidelines are on this page and https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/opportunities-on-this-blog but I will certainly email you.
Morgen, you are doing wonderful work and a great service to all us Authors. In the stormy ocean of paid promotion and blog/website sharks out to make a quick buck at the expense of underpaid Authors; your blog and author spotlight shines as a lighthouse. Bless you and continue with the great work on your wonderful blog.
P.S. Will shortly contact you with a formal request for appearance at your email.
Vickram E. Diwan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you, Vickram. The guidelines for all the opportunities on my blog are listed on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/opportunities-on-this-blog so feel free to choose whatever appeals.
What a fantastic service you are offering by setting up all these feedback forums for writers. Love your site! I found you this morning when you posted Nancy Kyme’s author spotlight.
Thank you, Carol. I’ve just tried to email you but it bounced back. Sometimes they get through but if it doesn’t, please know that I’m not ignoring you.
Hi Morgen, found your blog(s)/site a couple of weeks ago and am in awe of all that you do. I’d love to contribute (both spotlight and interview) but, and if it’s ok with you, am going to learn by example and read through the contributions of others before submitting anything 🙂
Ah, thank you, Caroline. You’re more than welcome to do whatever you like, whenever you like. The details are on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/opportunities-on-this-blog.
Morgen did a wonderful job for me both as spotlight and interview. I warmly recommend her great service.
Ah, thank you very much, Rayne. It would be great to host you again if you fancy doing a guest post on any writing-related topic that appeals. See https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/guest-blogs.
Hi Morgen, I’d love to do a guest post on your great site. Please let me know what your time frame is. I’ve been playing in my mind with one topic about things to do to keep fit in order to keep writing. Does that have appeal. Please remind me of word count. Thanks.
Hi Rayne. That sounds great. Thank you. The guidelines are on the guest blogs page but the word count is c. up to 1,000 but it doesn’t really matter, just not a War & Peace! No particular timeframe; I usually post things within a few days of getting them and I don’t have much in at the moment so it shouldn’t differ from that, although I’m behind a bit with emails but hopefully caught up by the time I receive yours.
Morgen, could you dig up what I did last time? I seem to have lost it, and don’t want to repeat myself. If you find the interview and/or blog, please send it over.
Thanks a lot. When I have it, I’ll get a blog to you. What do you think about the topic about keeping physically fit to stay mentally alert to write?
Rayne Rayne E. Golay, Author The Wooden Chair Life Is A Foreign Language http://www.raynegolay.com
Hi, Rayne. Everything you’ve done (will do) is (will be) listed on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/contributors. If you need anything else, can you email me (email@example.com) rather than use this comment section. Thank you.
Hi Morgen, I’ve finally read enough of the spotlights on and interviews with other authors to take the plunge myself. I’d very much like to do both, if that’s still ok with you?
Best wishes, Caroline
Thanks for providing the opportunity to guest post. I will write a piece and submit to you. Regards. Kevin