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*Kindling Friendship* Phyllis Campbell

Yet another lovely conversation with a brilliant author.

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Come and be interviewed for my new 2019 Author Interview Series

via Come and be interviewed for my new 2019 Author Interview Series

Here’s another golden opportunity for authors to promote their work. I have already sent off an email to be interviewed.


Interview with Wildebeest

Hello everyone,

Today I want to conduct a character interview with one of my villains in the Stepping Stones mystery series. Before I get started, let me give you a NaNoWriMo update. I didn’t reach my goal of 50K words at the end of last month, but you know what? That’s find by me. I don’t like rushing through a story and making my first draft messy. I did, however, get the main story written. Now when I edit, I’ll have to go back to see what can be added and what needs to be taken out or dumped.


One quick question: How did you do during Nano?


Now, on with the interview.


Today I’d like to introduce Willie Kilgore (AKA) Wildebeest.


Ann, why do they call you Wildebeest?


Willie: Why does anyone get a nickname? I am a wildebeest; didn’t you see that in the first book? Well, if you didn’t, then you have something to look forward too, don’t you, punk?


Ann: Now What makes you think you’re in control of your story? I mean, what makes you so mean?


Willie: Well, I have two little girls that think they know everything. I want to show them that they ain’t as smart as they think they are. I love them, but I have to keep them in line, if you know what I mean.


Ann: Now wait a minute! Jennifer and Lydia are not bad girls. I didn’t write them that way, so why do you call them so?


Willie: Apparently you don’t know Lydia that well, do you. Instead of jawing with me, you need to sit down and have a powwow with her. Listen, I don’t have time to waste. I need to get on with my life and you need to write my story.


Ann: Now wait just one minute, Wildebeest! First of all, you don’t tell me what to do. You are my character and I make you behave in a way that fits my story. (I point a finger at him). I can change the story so that you aren’t in as much control as you think you are. But for now, I’ll let you think you’re in total control. (If you want to find out how Willie’s acts get him into trouble, stay tuned for Journey to the Mountaintop, the second book in the Stepping Stones mystery series, coming in 2019. For now, let’s get back to the interview).


Willie: What interview? I’m outa here!


Ann: Where do you think you’re going, I ain’t done with you yet, buddy boy! We’ve got some things to talk about.


Willie: I told you, I’m through talking! Now let me get back to my gallivanting. (He slams the door as he makes a run for it).


To learn about some of this character’s quirks, please check out A Journey of Faith, a Stepping Stones Mystery. You can purchase Kindle and paperback versions of this book at the following links:





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Book Conga promotions

Hey everyone,

If you are a follower of mine, or you just drop by to lurk around my site, I have a request for you. If you are an author or a reader, I would like for you to share this post.

Authors, please leave your book links in either the comments, or on your post, if you decide to ping back my link, instead of reblogging the post itself. The reason I am requesting that you do this, is because we as indie authors need to help one another advertise our books.

I’ve been promoting my books as well as those of group members on a couple of facebook groups that I’m on, and the work I’ve been doing has given me the idea to post this promotion free for all here. This is called the book conga.

If you share this on twitter, please use the hashtag #BookConga, so that I, and other authors can see your promotions and retweet them. Please share the love for other authors by promoting their books, while you share yours. If you want to see my books, visit my meet the author page, and please share my book links with your friends.

I wanted to make this a fun way to advertise each other’s books, so please, authors, join the fun. Readers, if you see any of these books that you have read by indie authors, feel free to share the links to these books with your friends, so they can enjoy them to.

I posted the link to the Electric Eclectic books contest on my recent post. Please join, and get your read on.

Until nest time, happy reading, reviewing, and sharing your favorite books.


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