Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Meet my Latest Guest: Barbara Donlon Bradley...wait a minute me? Again? @barbbradley #amwriting

I want to welcome me! Barbara Donlon Bradley! First I’d love you to re-introduce yourself.

Tell us about your latest release.

Now I have a few questions for you – I have found readers do like to know fun things about us writers.

1.) Who is your favorite author? Do you feel you write like them?

I do have a lot – one of my favorites is Johanna Lindsey. I’d like to think I do write like her. My writing is lighthearted and humorous.

2.) What was your favorite book growing up?

Gosh there were so many but the one that I loved so much that I started rewriting it word for word because I couldn’t find a copy to buy was the Faraway Lurs. It was my first love story and made me an avid reader.

3.) Are you a plotter or a pantser and why did you choose that method?

I’m a pantser. I still plot out but not on paper. It’s all in my head. I’ve also been known to just sit down and write with nothing more than a thought. The plot comes to me as I write. I didn’t choose this method. It chose me.

4.) Do you consider writing a career or a hobby? Why?

It is a career for me. This is something I want to do full time and for the rest of my life. I find I must write. When I don’t I get a little crazy.

5.) What are you working on now?

I’m working on the tenth book of my series The Vespian Way. Heather and Storm are at it again! I also have a werewolf story I want to take out of mothballs and polish. I’ve worked on it a little over the summer but haven’t gotten as far as I wanted.

6.) What one piece of advice would you like to pass on to an up and coming author?

Sit down and try to write every day. Even if you only write a sentence you’ve written something. That will start to add up over time and a lot of times you’ll find you’ll write more than you planned.

7.) If you had the ability to time travel and your first visit was to see a younger version of yourself what would you say to that younger self?

Start writing earlier. I found my passion for writing when I was older partially because I didn’t think I could publish and look at me now. Always believe in yourself and your talent.

8.) You just got a million dollars, whether it’s from an inheritance, the lottery, or a sweet book deal doesn’t matter. What would be the first thing you would buy for yourself?

I would update my charm bracelet. I started it when I sold my first book I have heart charms with the title of my books on one side and the date they were published on the other. I have six on it right now and have a lot more to add.

9.) If you could un-invent one thing in the world what would it be?

I think it would be bras. I hate them…and pantyhose…

10.) What is your favorite movie/TV Show? Why?


I am a huge Star Trek fan. I have all the shows and the movies but I’m also a big Planet of the Apes fan. I have all of the movies and the series as well…this includes the cartoon series. Can you day geek?




Blurb:
Someone keeps altering the timeline and only Sam and Skye are aware of the change. The culprit doesn’t want Heather and Storm together, yet they keep finding each other, no matter how many times it is changed. Everything needs to be righted and the person messing with it needs to be stopped. It’s up to Sam and Skye to get things back the way it should be.

Excerpt:
Their ship landed in the cave they used as their tarmac. Fridon stepped up to them the moment they disembarked.

“Reasta has attacked another one of our posts.” He led them to the main computer room, where everything that had been going on was up and viewable. “We keep moving them and she keeps finding them.”

“How many people have we lost?” asked Heather as she studied the data.

“Five so far.”

Heather swore under her breath. She hated losing their soldiers. “And her people are still attacking?”

“Yes, we can’t stop them.”

Heather turned to Bert. “I’m sorry, but you’re sort of trapped here until we can stop her.”

“Then let me see what I can do to help you end this.”

“Thank you.” Heather turned to her mate. “Storm, each person we lose – ”
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“What the hell?” Skye ran his hands over the control panel, trying to get a response. Any response. All the power in the ship went out for a second before it powered back up. Now everything worked fine. He wondered what caused that.

“That was odd.” Sam ran a few tests. She looked at him. “Everything seems to be fine now.”

Skye slowed their ship down as they got close to Vespian space. Protocol needed to be followed and he knew who would be the one yelling at him if he didn’t follow it. He sent the proper message and waited for clearance. They’d figure out what happened to the ship once they landed. “I wish I knew what caused that. I’ve never had any trouble with this ship before.”

“We’ll check with Bert once we’re through.” Sam sat in the copilot seat. She pressed a few buttons and cupped her ear. “Skye, security is contacting us.”

“That’s odd.” He activated the communication system. “This is Skye Latimer.”

“What is the purpose for your visit?”

“Purpose?” He looked at Sam. Why were they asking that? “We’re returning home.”

“We have no record of your citizenship.” And they cut the line.

“What are they talking about? Sam leaned forward. “I’ll get them back.”

“Wait.” He reached out and took her hand in his. “I don’t want to end up in a jail while we try to figure out what happened. Let’s leave like we’re supposed to, and once we’re out of their radar, we’ll come back and use the ship’s cloaking device to go to Bert’s ship. He’ll have the answers for us.”

Bio: Barbara Donlon Bradley’s writing started innocently enough, she kept diaries, journals, and wrote an occasional letter but her vivid imagination had her writing scenes and short stories, adding characters to her favorite shows and comic books. As time went on the passion for writing became too strong to ignore. Humor dominates her life. Writing something deep and dark, will never happen. That humor bleeds into her writing. Since she can’t beat it she’s learned to use it to her advantage. Now she lives in Tidewater Virginia with two cats, one mother in law – whose 88 now, her husband and son.

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