Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for... #atozchallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I will be featuring up to three authors per letter (via their last name). Some of the authors responded to my request for authors to promote. Others, I found. Please check them out and their books. Thank you!

Our "P" Authors

Paye, H.C.
H.C.Paye has been an author for over five years, and a writer for as long as she can remember. Through her writing experience, she's helped other authors with her skills and knowledge in the publishing industry. In 2008, her first novel A Gift from Above was published, making her the youngest novelist in Arizona.

In the past few years, she acquired the title of "editor" at Joyfully Reviewed and decided to make the hobby she loves - Graphic Design - her professional career. Recently, she expanded her work towards not only authors, but businesses and people of all types with her business design area, expanding with over 20 new design types including business cards, brochures, and restaurant menus.

Today, Miss Paye continues to write and is working toward a bachelors degree in liberal arts to further improve her graphic design skills. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, entertaining her Twitter followers with her random quips, and actively supporting her favorite organizations such as the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and the HOPE Animal Shelter.

Links: Blog  Website  Twitter   Facebook   YouTube

Pond, Martin 
Born in East Kent in 1970, Martin was educated at the University of East Anglia... but unlike many more famous writers didn't study Creative Writing there or do "The MA". A career in IT followed, and continues to pay the bills. In 2007 Martin made a hesitant return to fiction, not having written remotely seriously since his student days. He returned to UEA too, and took a diploma in Creative Writing. 

Martin's stories have appeared in Unthology No 1, Streetcake magazine and Alliterati magazine, whilst three poems have appeared in The Artillery Of Words magazine

He is currently working on a novel-length work, Drawn To The Deep End, and, as an experiment, is publishing the first draft, unedited, in weekly online instalments. 

Martin's first collection of short fiction, Dark Steps, was published in August 2011.

Pope, Christine
A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. She published three novels with Pink Petal Books before going indie in mid-2011. Her first self-published book was the novella Breath of Life, a science fiction reinterpretation of the classic Beauty and the Beast story, and was followed by Bad Vibrations, a paranormal romance romp featuring a psychic, a ufologist, and alien conspiracies. Releases for 2012 so far have included No Return, a modern retelling of the Phantom of the Opera story, and Heart of Gold, a gaslight fantasy romance.

Not one to be pigeonholed into just one sub-genre of romance, Christine Pope writes as the mood takes her, and her work encompasses paranormal romance, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and historical romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She lives with her husband and an explosively fluffy Pomeranian mix in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, and in fact just returned to the town where she was born, thus disproving the theory that you can’t go home again.

Links: Website Twitter @ChristineJPope Facebook Tumblr

Now, if you like fantasy flash fiction, please visit my other blog participating in the challenge: Cherie Reich - Author. To find the other participants, click here.