Monthly Archives: August 2017

Character Quotes from Indian Summer by Dellani


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Indian Summer color coverMy mind was churning when Ana came in to clear the dishes. What I was thinking must have shown in my face, for Ana stopped by the table, smiling broadly.

“And what mischief are you cooking up there, Miss Gabriella? I see in your eyes the look of a lady plotting the fall of man.”

I looked up at her, pursing my lips as if she had offended me. Instead my eyes sparkled and I couldn’t help but laugh. “Perhaps so, Ana.” I looked at the ceiling, the wall, the floor, out the window and fiddled with my napkin. “Tell me, Ana, what do you know of Señor Enriques who was here today?”

Ana hesitated to answer at first. She was always eager to impart what she knew of the local men. Be it good or bad, she held to the gossips’ truths of the town. She sighed deeply and…

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Celebrate with Us! More About Amanda Thrasher


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Our spotlight finally falls on the lovely Amanda Thrasher. Honestly, she doesn’t need a spotlight, because she lights up the room with her smile. Publisher, author, mother of teens (the woman is a saint) she’s constantly on the go. We’re pleased she was able to take a few minutes from her busy life to drop in and say hello.

linkedamanda-1024x812Amanda’s Bio:

Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas and resides there still. Author of children’s books including picture books, middle-grade chapter books, young adult (YA) novels, and a reader’s theater written for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (DRSR) Driving on the Right Side of the Road program, titled What If . . . A Story of Shattered Lives. She conducts workshops, writes a blog, and contributes to an online magazine.

Amanda is a multiple Gold Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards in YA, General Fiction, and…

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Celebrate with Us! More About JD Holiday


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JD Holiday is another driving force behind Cereal Authors and has been in the group since its inception. Author and illustrator of children’s books, she has created lovable characters for readers of all ages.


JD’s Bio:

Author and illustrator, J.D. Holiday is the author of four children’s books: Janoose the Goose and the sequel Ganoose and the Fall Feather Fair, The Spy Game, and a chapter book for six to nine-year-olds, The Great Snowball Escapade: and for adults, a collection of short stories, stories and imaginings for the reading spot. She has written a variety of short stories and articles.

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JD’s Interview:

Have you ever, over the years, lost yourself in a certain piece (novel) to such a degree your family, friends, and even YOU, didn’t recognize yourself, and if so was it worth it?

Yes. It was a romance…

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Coming Soon from Dellani Oakes – Indian Summer


Historical Novels by Dellani Oakes

That’s right! A whole new look for Dellani’s first published novel, a reissue that’s long overdue. Now available for pre-order, be sure to reserve your copy now. Book goes live September 8, so don’t wait. For the introductory price of only .99 cents, get it while it’s hot! The sale price will last one month, so don’t delay! 

Below is a short excerpt to whet your appetite. Enjoy! And reserve your copy today.

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After Irena’s wedding, Gabriella and Manuel are left alone for a short time. She has some questions for him, but isn’t sure how to ask.

“You’ve a question in your eyes, my love.”

I reddened, dropping my gaze. “Am I that obvious?”

“Only to me. Now what is it? There should be no secrets between us.”

I pursed my lips and thought of the best way to phrase it. “Well, you know much about me having…

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Celebrate with Us! More about Rachel Rueben


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Rachel Rueben is a moving force behind Cereal Authors. She’s also instrumental in the success of our radio broadcasts each month. She’s the level head and calm voice who answers the phone, deals with glitches and keeps me from freaking out. She’s an invaluable member of the Cereal Authors and Red River Radio teams.

Rachel Rueben

Rachel’s Bio:

Rachel Rueben is a romance and YA author as well as a blogger. Her books include: Fedelta, Eternal Bond and Hag all available on Wattpad. Her self-publishing blog: Writing By The Seat Of My Pants focuses on things like marketing, social media and the publishing industry at large. She also assists several podcasts on the Red River Radio Network, where books, authors and writing are always the topic of interest.

Rachel’s Interview:

How long does it take you to write a book?

The quickest I ever wrote a book was around 6 months, while…

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Celebrate with Us! More About Stephanie Osborn


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Author Stephanie Osborn is a bona fide rocket scientist, as well as an amazing author. She works so hard, I don’t know how she has time to write, but she does. When we first started batting around the idea of Cereal Authors, she was one of the first people I thought of.

stephanie osbron photoStephanie’s Bio:

Award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery, is a veteran of more than 20 years in civilian/military space programs, with graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to some 35 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the Cresperian Saga book series, and has written the critically acclaimed Displaced Detective Series, described as “Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files,” and the award-winning…

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Celebrate with Us! More About Dellani Oakes


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Cereal Authors is mostly my fault (idea?) I’m an instigator. I saw my friends struggling to promote themselves, so I asked a few of them if they wanted to join up forces. We batted around ideas, names and such and came up with Cereal Authors. I know the pun is probably lost on most folks, but it’s a play on serial, the way many, now famous, authors shared their work in the old timey days.

The amazing and talented Rachel Rueben took the idea and ran with it, setting up the Cereal Author’s blog, and so it was born….

Dellani Oakes with glassesDellani’s Bio:

Dellani Oakes writes mostly romantic suspense novels, but she occasionally dives off the deep end into science fiction, fantasy or historical romance. When she isn’t writing, she’s editing, marketing or hosting her two Blog Talk Radio broadcasts: Dellani’s Tea Time – every second Monday from 4-6 PM Eastern…

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Under the Western Sky by Dellani



Under the Western Skyis my retro-romantic suspense. Also from Tirgearr Publishing, Under the Western Sky takes readers back to 1976. This retro romance is full of faced paced suspense as well as the story of young love in bloom.

Libby Marshall and Bobby Menendez are happy in their new found relationship. Friends for years, they finally realize their feelings are much deeper than mere friendship. They are just beginning to explore this new relationship when Bobby’s cousin, Ramon, is beaten by white boys because he dared to date a white girl.

Racial tension is high in the small, Midwestern town as the police strive to find the guilty parties. Bobby and Libby wonder if he will be the next target as events unfold and the true evil is revealed – Under the Western Sky.

Excerpt from Under the Western Sky

Having worked summer stock out here several times…

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Celebrate with Us! More About Ruth Davis Hays


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No celebration would be complete without our favorite fantasy author, Ruth Davis Hays. Her Jorthus series is out of this world! Not only is she an author, she’s a costume designer, actress and all around wonderful lady. Our celebration continues with more about this talented lady.


Ruth Bio:

Ruth Davis Hays is author of the fantasy series Translations from Jorthus, as well as a blogger, editor, proofreader, and costume designer. Her books include: The Dawnstone Tale, The Convergence, and The Excursion. She designed and illustrated a children’s book written by her sister, When asked, “What makes the world ‘round?” or A Mother’s Practical Wisdom. She has also contributed to short story anthologies and was a researcher for TSR/Wizards of the Coast on a Dragonlance data project.

Currently, she divides her time between writing, proofreading for Triscelle Publishing, and being a mother. Her works can be found on Amazon, Barnes and…

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Celebrate with Us! More About Karen Vaughan


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We’re about to celebrate a milestone here at Cereal Authors. Our fifth year anniversary is coming up! If we were married, the traditional gift was wood…. Since it’s not a wedding anniversary, but one of friendship and hard work, we’re giving our readers a present instead – more about us! For the next week, we will feature one of our authors a little more in depth. If, however, you’d like to give us a gift, follow the buy link below and buy a book—or two—or more….

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First up, my Canadian buddy, Karen Vaughan!

Karen’s – Bio:

I am a proud Canadian living in Ontario. I wear a few different hats: mom, grandma wife author, comedian, radio host and promoter of independent authors. I have a sarcastic bent which comes out in my writing and my comedy act. I have been the host of writers round table for 3 years and…

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