Author Cheryllynn Dyess gives her thoughts on creepy clowns!

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I asked authors concerning  their feelings about the phenomenon of “creepy lowns”

Cheryllynn Dyess replied…

It’s not long at all… but this is my experience and where it all started .

Why clowns creep me out all begin with the movie Poltergeist in 1982! I was a whopping ten years old and my mother thought this would be a good movie to watch. Yeah, well not so much but it did start the life-long trend of not liking clowns.

I remember when we sat down and watched this movie. I remember the room we were in while watching the moving.  I remember it being night because of course who would show this to their ten-year-old in the middle of the day, right? I even remember eating popcorn as it played and how my mother and her friend sat on the floor to get in closer.

That clown terrified me. I would never look at clowns the same way. While that has been 34 years ago, I still don’t handle clowns well. I am not terrified of them as I was in my childhood, but I do tend to give them their space and watch them ever so closely.

I have been to amusement parks where clowns try to be cheerful and I just stand back and shiver inside. Around 2008, I remember going to a theme park for Halloween and a scary clown came at me, I hit him. Poor clown was just doing his  job.

About Cheryllyn

Cheryllynn’s vivid imagination comes through in all she does in life. Her writing started in junior high, although she never truly shared her work until recently. They were kept hidden away in an old tattered orange folder. Original works she wrote as early as 1984 still hold ink on the pages and are just now coming to life. Paranormal and Fantasy are her favorite genres with Mystery and Thrillers close behind.

Born in Northwest Florida and raised in Southeast Georgia she developed a love for nature and the outdoors. Her experiences outdoors allows her to create universes with vivid detail. After a detour of almost twenty years in the health care industry and obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Information Systems she has returned to her love of writing.

Currently living in Central Texas with her family, she has begun a new chapter in life that has opened her heart and soul to many great adventures. Her hobbies include fishing, crochet, gardening…and of course reading.

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Tiffany Apan’s St Patrick’s Day questionaire,

What do the Irish mean to you ?
Well, aside from having it as part of my lineage, the history behind not only the Irish but the ancient Celts is a great interest of mine, particularly because it is shrouded in so much mystery. I’ve been doing much research on the subject for my book series, The Birthrite, as well as my forthcoming musical release, Antiquity.

Have you ever been to a rousing Irish musical/cultural event?
Oh yeah. They are loads of fun, especially if you are contributing musically. 🙂

Have you been to any Irish pubs? What is your opinion of Guinness? Have you samples Irish food?
I have been to a couple and I do like Guinness, though I’m much more of a wine person than I am a beer person. As for sampling the food, I have cooked a few Irish inspired dishes.

Have you ever been moved by a film set in Ireland/or about Irish culture?
The scenery alone is breathtaking, and I think that the rather tragic history surrounding Ireland adds to that atmosphere, even if the film itself isn’t necessarily a tragic one.

Have you ever celebrated St Patrick’s day?
I have, but in recent years, it’s more about studying the history and developing an understanding for the richness of the culture, especially the ancient ones. I discuss much of this and other subjects at my blog, http://tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com . Also check out my work at my website, http://tiffanyapan.com .

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Love is blind interview with Deanna Dee

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NAME Deanna Dee…………………………………………………….

Do you believe love is blind ?
I believe love can be blind. People will forgive a lot for love, and they are often willing to overlook things in the ones they love that they wouldn’t in other people. That said, I think it’s important to actively work to make love see. Falling into a pattern and taking someone for granted can be the beginning step of a relationship’s demise. Keeping an eye out for these things helps to nip them in the bud and keep the relationship strong. Sure, we might see some things we don’t like in the process, but personally, I’d rather know and be happy anyway.
What about love at first sight…do you believe in this…has it happened to you?
Honestly, I’m not sure. It hasn’t happened to me, but other people say it’s happened to them. I don’t like discounting anything in life, so my short answer to believing is “maybe.”
Have you ever had a date from Hell? What happened?
Sadly, I have not. It’s an experience that seeing in the movies doesn’t do justice, and it would have been interesting to experience firsthand.

Is there much love/romance or sex in your stories? If so how is it conveyed?
My Games of Love series doesn’t have sex in it. I made that choice because I wanted to focus on the emotional growth without the complications sex can bring to a relationship. It’s a very interesting angle to write from, especially in a romance novel.

Is there any music or films that you associate with Valentine’s day or love in general?
Disney princess movies. I know, some people say they give terrible messages to kids, but they will always be my first experience with the romance story line.

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Roma Gray’s 2015

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Name…………Roma Gray………………………………….

What has 2015 meant to you as a writer?
2015 has turned into my break out year! I’ve sold 11 short stories, self-published a collection of my work (Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon), AND I had a novel (The Hunted Tribe: Declaration of War) picked up by a publisher. I was also picked up as a staff editor at the same publishing house. This year has been pure gold for me.

What world events in 2015 moved you?
Wow. So many things. The Paris attack makes the top of the list.

Were there any leading events in your life in 2015?
I was just sick of my job and not living the life I wanted to live.

What great films did you see in 2015? Did they have any influence on your work?
Jurassic World tops the list. Scared me to death and reminded me that dinos are still scary. I have several dinosaur stories this year, so it did help.

Is it good riddance to 2015 or more au revoir?
au revoir

What are your hopes for 2016 as a writer?
To continue or exceed this trend.

Do you have any regrets concerning 2015?
I would have not spent money on a professional promotional company. My efforts were far more effective than their efforts.

Tell us about anything funny that happened to you/or friend/family during 2015
I received a book for xmas last year called “Apex Predator: The Chain” by S.A. McKernan. A few months later I met this author on Facebook (used her real name) and we become good friends. It wasn’t until later that I realized I had her book.

Give us a prediction for 2016 that will amaze us…(Donald Trump is going to morph into a Buddhist monk)
We will finally have proof that ET exists (a planet that is capable of supporting life was discovered this year. It is only 14 light years away.)

 

Justin Bienvenue’s year

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Name: Justin Bienvenue
What has 2015 meant to you as a writer?
It’s been a great year and I feel I’ve developed and grown more as a writer. There were ups and downs but both have made me more aware and more inept as a writer. It’s given me a new perspective on certain aspects of my writing and promoting that I have otherwise ignored or wouldn’t have considered until this year. The best part is it’s helped me shape a fine outlook and promising future for next year.
What world events in 2015 moved you?
In all honesty I don’t really pay attention to the news or world happenings and if I do while I may feel bad for them I wouldn’t say they move me or impact me. There were a lot of events that took place and they’ve all been either upsetting or heartfelt.
Were there any leading events in your life in 2015?
The completion of my fourth novel was probably my biggest event. I really worked hard perhaps harder than I have worked for previous novels and I think it definitely speaks volumes as a leading event for the year.
What great films did you see in 2015? Did they have any influence on your work?
I saw quite a bit of films this year but I can’t remember them all or one that stands out. I’ve also started watching a lot of new shows. I’d say bits and pieces of the films and shows have played a small impact of inspiration on my works.
Is it good riddance to 2015 or more au revoir?
Au revoir, it was a good year and I’m sad to see it go so definitely not good riddance.
What are your hopes for 2016 as a writer?
Good question. I hope to really implement some promotion and marketing tactics that I’ve picked up along the way of 2015. There’s been so much that I’ve learned that I haven’t really known when to look into it so there’s some tips and tricks and ideas I’m saving until next year to try such as promoting with Facebook Ads, Fiverr, trying to build a more established e-mail list, be more blog-happy. Basically just do what I’ve either already done better or try new things to build my name as an author. I hope to release two more books but am aiming toward at least one as one never knows how busy one will become during the new year.
Do you have any regrets concerning 2015?
If anything I regret not getting out more and socializing or even promoting my book around town. I told myself I’d try both but I felt as though I had so much to get done and time and other things got in the way. So I’d say overall my biggest regret of this year would be not using my time wisely.
Tell us about anything funny that happened to you/or friend/family during 2015
Well a few months back I kept getting phone calls saying my computer had many errors on it. It was always the same guy and he talked in a thick indian accent and so fast that I never really got what he said or believed him. Especially since I bought this computer this year. Well one day I finally decided to see what he was talking about. I asked him if he knew who I was and he said yes and said my mother’s name to which I said no thats not who I am. I then said, how are you gonna tell me somethings wrong with my computer when you don’t even know who I am? you don’t know who the hell I am do you? And the guy said back, who the hell are you in a bewildered voice and hung up. I thought it was hilarious.
Apparently he had my old computer on file from like 2004 which I haven’t used in years. It was quite a funny moment.
Give us a prediction for 2016 that will amaze us…(Donald Trump is going to morph into a Buddhist monk)
There will be flying cars taking off at some point during the year, more cars driving by themselves, Uber drivers will equal or eclipse taxi services and there will be a football team back in Los Angeles for the first time since 1994.