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adventure Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction middle grade

Episode 22 – David Konrad – Project Adventure: Heart of the Island

David is a stay at home dad living in Munich, Germany with his wife and twin boys. He has lived throughout the world and uses his experience with various cultures to write a series of adventure books for kids.

He began writing while staying at home and has turned it into a career. The stories are action, adventure stories that kids (and adults) can easily love.

David Konrad author website

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Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction young adult

Episode 21 – Laurie Douglass – The Uncommon Thread

Laurie grew up in a military family and has used her love of various cultures to influence her books. She currently lives in Maryland, U.S. and because she’s always loved storytelling, she wrote a YA book that contains parts of fantasy and mystery thriller.

https://www.lauriedouglass.com/

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Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction mystery

Episode 20 – Victoria Tait – Fowl Murder

Victoria Tait lives in England, but has lived in multiple countries because her husband is in the army.

The various living locations has helped inspire her writing and she has written a unique series of Cozy mysteries based in Kenya.

Victoria Tait author website
Free book in Victoria’s cozy mystery series

Her favorite series, that she reads often, is Lord of the Rings:

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Childrens Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction

Episode 19 – Jessica Kane – The Butterfly who was afraid to fly

https://www.jessicalaurelkane.com/

Today I talk with Jessica Laurel Kane about her kids books. She has written several kids books with themes that help kids understand the world around them.

We had some unexpected audio problems – first there is terrible lag and then my audio disappears completely. I still thought it important to get her story out. So please, bear with us in the audio – any pauses were me talking and asking questions.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction

Episode 18 – Dave Tamanini – Tituba the Intentional Witch of Salem

I talk to Dave Tamanini today about his book Tituba. It is a fiction account about one of the slave caught up in the witch trials.

Dave’s early career was as a lawyer dealing with civil rights, which led him to this account of the Salem Witch trials from a viewpoint not typically looked at. It is an interesting choice as an older white man, but he has a passion about the story that comes through when he talks about it.

https://www.davetamaniniauthor.com/

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adventure Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction

Episode 16 – LT Kay – Feeding the Leopard

Larry has traveled throughout the world – he was born in India and has been to England and South Africa. He grew up in Rodesia and spent his life working in industry.

His first book – Feeding the Leopard – is set in Africa and is an adventure that involves a conspiracy.

Despite being retired, he is interested in the technical aspects of publishing and enjoys working with computers.

https://www.facebook.com/ltkays2/
https://ltkay.com/

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Discovered Wordsmiths Fiction

Episode 15 – Wendy Spooner – Once Upon an Irish Summer

You can visit Wendy’s website – https://wendywilsonspooner.com/

Wendy is a fascinating author. In her secret identity day job, she is a Genetic Geneologist. She has some wonderful things to say about that job.

She has used her day job knowledge in her writing and speaking. Her book – Once upon an Irish summer – uses some of that for a historical story.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction time travel young adult

Episode 14 – Gin Westcott – Tangle of Time

Gin is an outdoor enthusiast and loves the hiking in California. She enjoys her Schipperke dog to join her during her excursions and will dictate while hiking.

Gin has written a unique historical time travel book for Young Adults called a Tangle of Time.

You can find out about Gin on her website https://ginwestcott.com/

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction

Episode 13 – Becca Wicks – The Heathen King

Becca is a mother with 2 teenage sons and drives a truck as her day job. She’s also a musician along with being a writer.

She started writing in he rteens and has recently written several books including her The Heathen King in her Chronicles of Chaos series.

You can find her website: https://www.beccawicks.com

You can find her books at:  https://books2read.com/beccawicks

Her favorite books are:

Her favorite authors are George RR Martin, Tolkien, and Oscar Wilde.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction superhero

Episode 12 – Riley Tune – Paragon and Warper

Riley has written several books in two different genres – fantasy and superhero. He has spent a couple years working on improving sales and determining the direction he wants his writing to go, especially now that he has a son.

Check out his books:

He likes Marvel and Spider-man movies. Iron Man and Blade are some favorites also.

He likes Brandon Sanderson’s, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothfuss fantasy. He recomends Artemis Fowl.

To top it off – he has had a book on the shelves at Barnes and Noble.

If you want to find out more – check out his you tube – www.youtube.com/onewordatatime

His website is rileytune.com.