Sunday, 17 November 2013


Holiday Decorating Tip 

Yes, it’s that time to start preparing your holiday cards. They are a traditional part of the festivities and while an e-card is cute, it just doesn’t grasp the sentiment. Sure everyone is strapped for time, but it is nice to see the actual mailbox and not the virtual one full of cards!

When your holiday remembrances begin arriving, what do you do with them? Piling them up doesn’t display them and your fridge can only accommodate so many. So, what’s an easy solution?

*Head to your local craft or dollar store and purchase a couple of rolls of wide, decorative ribbon

*Cut strips to run down the length of your closet, bathroom or whatever doors you have in your home

*Attach them to the top of the frame using a thumb tack or duck tape; it should be firmly hung-thumbtacks are the best, but can be hard to push into the door

*Let your ribbon flow down and when the cards arrive, simply staple them to an open area on the ribbon and there you are-instant display!

It’s simple, inexpensive and a great way to show off your cards! When guests come over, they can get a snapshot of all your friends’ children or far away family. Holiday scenes always bring a smile.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

Hi, I’m Jenn from We Do FUN Here! I am so excited for the chance to visit This Silly Girl’s Life every month. I love sharing easy party eats & treats as well as simple DIY gifts & favors over on my blog, and I’m excited to share some FUN ideas over here as well! I can not believe it is November already, and that means lots & LOTS of baking and holiday parties ahead. FUN! Today I am excited to share one of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving desserts~ Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding Recipe, no bake! You can enjoy make it the day before and let it sit overnight, the next day you'll have this yummy no fuss dessert for your Holiday party! SO YUM.
Pumpkin recipes everywhere, I just can’t get enough of them. Fall is my favorite time of year; I look forward to this all year! I hope you’re ready for some more pumpkin because these no bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding’s are so amazing!
The best part is that they are quick and very easy to make. The filling is creamy and you get a perfect mix of cheesecake and pumpkin flavor. As I was making the filling and tasting the mix to make sure it was perfect, I just wanted to eat the whole bowl. Delicious!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding Recipe, no bake! You can enjoy make it the day before and let it sit overnight, the next day you'll have this yummy no fuss dessert for your Holiday party! SO YUM.
I do recommend you make them the night before, as they will need to time to set. I’m all about making things the night before! The pumpkin cheesecake flavor actually fuses together even more as the cheesecake sets in the fridge.
These fun pudding’s are sure to be a hit at any Thanksgiving dinner, making it one of your family favorite desserts too!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding
    Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer:
  1. 1 Small Box Cheesecake Pudding
  2. 2 Cups Milk
  3. ¼ Cup Pumpkin {not pumpkin pie filling}
  4. 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  5. Whipped Cream Layer:
  6. 1-Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  7. 1 tsp. Vanilla
  8. ½ tsp. pumpkin spice
  1. For the Cheesecake Layer:
  2. Mix cheesecake pudding and milk with whisk. Place in fridge for about 5 minutes to set.
  3. Fold in pumpkin and spice, whisk until smooth. Place in fridge for another 5-10 minutes to set.
  4. For the Whipped Cream Layer:
  5. Whip heavy cream in mixing bowl using a whisk. Once the consistency starts becoming whipped stir in vanilla and pumpkin spice.
  6. Layer pumpkin cheesecake and whip cream.
  7. Sprinkle with graham crackers
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding Recipe, no bake! You can enjoy make it the day before and let it sit overnight, the next day you'll have this yummy no fuss dessert for your Holiday party! SO YUM.
Enjoy & have a FUN Thanksgiving!

Sunday, 15 September 2013


Pitch Now - and open pitch session on Twitter Sept 28, 2013

Crimson Frost Books along with our imprint Midnight Frost and several special guests will be will holding an open pitch session on twitter starting at 8am EST and run til 11pm EST. These are open to all genres and all authors currently published through Crimson Frost and/or Midnight Frost as well as those aspiring to be published through us.

Our guidelines are simple: Each pitch is to be done in 140 words or less. If we like your pitch we'll favorite it.
You can make multiple pitches although we do request they be different works.
All works must be completed - no works in progress please.
Word counts start at 15,000 words and go up. Depending upon the other publishers we've invited to take part, their maximum word count may vary, CFB's guidelines stipulate 60,000 +.
Those whose pitches we select will be notified within 48 hours of the end of our pitch party!

You can find us on twitter at @frostbooks so come out and showcase your work!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Being brave is one thing, but just one thing can lead to something extravagant.

Sometimes a choice can be given to you in life, and whether you choose to take that chance is up to you. As you think about this chance you think about the positives but you also think about the negatives. Sometimes the negative outcomes can override the positive ones and that makes you want to back down from the opportunity.

But the truth of the matter is you never know what’s going to happen. For all you know one of the positive outcomes that you thought of, or didn’t even think of could happen.

I guess most people try to think realistically, being a fan of realistic writing and stories myself I can see where people come from. They think realistically about chance and not about dreams or what could be.

Also a lot of the times realistic is negative. People tell you the negative sides to what you’re doing and just tell you; “Don’t to take the chance; the life you have now is content so keep it.”

But even they don’t know what could happen if you do take the chance and you don’t either.

As a writer I don’t like to think realistically. I like to think of the positive outcomes of a situation and the negatives but generally I’ll listen to the positives and just do it. Sometimes the chances I take end up with a negative outcome but you know, at least I can say I did it and twenty years later I can look back on my choices and not say “What if I had done that, maybe things might have been different” because I took the chance.

Also, taking chances lead to great stories ideas for new or in progress stories. I could get little ideas I can work into a plot or small ideas that turn into something really big.

My dad and I are about to take a huge chance by moving far away from the rest of our family. My dad has a lot of negatives that could possibly happen with this situation but also a lot of big positive and he’s choosing to ignore the negatives and go for it. I admire him for that.

The option to go is troubling me a little, don’t get me wrong. I’m starting my first year of high school very shortly and I have an abundance of wonderful friends that I will be leaving behind and my extended family. But at the same time this move opens up so many new wonderful opportunities and adventures.

This whole thing is just one big adventure that I could either say “I’ll go for it!” or look back a few years later and say “What would have happened if I would have done that?” and I don’t want to do that.

This adventure could also open up so many new story ideas and things to write about.

So for all I know this could have been my better option to move instead of stay where I am and live my life in the same time. At least my life will have a bit of variety.

But in all seriousness, I have a lot of adventures coming towards me within the next few years and I am excited yet scared at the same time. But you know, I’m brave and interested. And when you’re brave, adventure always follows.
Blog by EJ Hinze 
and picture provided by EJ Hinze

Saturday, 17 August 2013



Everyone needs a little mystery in their life and if you are a lover of the genre than life’s mysteries are all around you. As a writer, the inspiration for your latest whodunit is everywhere. All you need to do is look around and open your mind to the possibilities.

As a runner, I am out early every morning taking advantage of the quiet streets in my small town. A few corners down from me I have often seen one or two bottles sitting on the curb as if waiting for a couple to come down the street, have a seat and share a drink.

Sometimes the bottles are filled with water or sometimes another type of juice. I have often wondered why they were there and who left them. 

As a mystery writer, the simple, benign act elicits intrigue. Most people probably wouldn’t even notice except of course the person who lives on that corner.

When I was out for my Sunday morning run last week, a fellow runner who has completed both the Boston and New York Marathons more than once and who last year competed in her first triathlon lapped me as usual.

As I was finishing my run, I watched her run down to the corner, pick up one of the bottles and proceed on her run. Mystery solved and a simple one at that. She lives a couple of houses down, leaves the drinks when she is out training and retrieves them when she needs to. 

I was pleased to finally have the little mystery solved, but a little disappointed at the same time. It was a bit too ordinary. My vivid imagination had come up with a couple of different scenarios which were more interesting than a way to keep fluids available for a long run.

Who leaves their cars overnight in a mall parking lot and why? Was there a light in that empty house on the corner?  

Simple nuances can bring about a plot line or even supply you the twist you were looking for in your latest mystery.

A writing professor of mine once said to keep an idea file for whenever writer’s block came calling. It was back in the day before computers, so he was referring to cutting out interesting stories from the newspaper.

My updated interpretation is to jot down notes of those weird questions or benign interactions because you never know when one might come in handy in a short story or a novel.

The bottle one popped up in one of mine, but I changed the setting to one of my favorite spots-the ocean. Instead of placing the water bottles or the curb, I put them on a bench along a stretch of boardwalk and changed the water to a bottle of wine with two glasses.

When my newest character amateur sleuth and newspaper reporter, Rainer Donovan finally discovers solves her mystery it doesn’t leave her disappointed.

At Midnight Frost Books you will find many mysteries, romances and other stories which will wet your appetite for adventure. Just take a walk inside. You never know where the journey will lead you.

Thank you for this interesting post,
Thanks for Reading,
Celeste and Patricia

Friday, 16 August 2013


Hi, my name is Lillie J. Roberts. I'm a wife and mom to three with a wild Westie who is sure he's human too.

I'm a new author here with Crimson Frost Books / Midnight Frost Books as well and I couldn't be happier! Before I submitted with CFB/MFB, I investigated what kind of publisher they were going to be. I mean, that's just smart business, and while writing is an art and a big part of my life, getting a book published is a business. Through my investigations, I discovered that Patricia Bates and Ciara Lake were not only authors themselves, but astute business women. I knew that it was going to be an awesome adventure, and that's how I found myself here, happy to help support a new publisher and happy to be a part of their venture.

Now that I'm here, I've found myself in the company of some wonderful authors. Tara Mills ( and Jane Hunt ( are a just couple of the new authors now part of the CFB/MFB family and great story tellers. If you have a chance, check out their websites, pick up one of their books. It's going to be a good, satisfying read that will leave you asking for more. I know, I've had the opportunity to check out a few of the books coming from CFB, and I'm waiting for more. :) 

That leaves me to talk a little about myself. I've written my whole life, but didn't even think about having something published until I entered a flash fiction contest and received an honorable mention, and I was competing with real authors who already had books published! I was shocked! That led me to write my first book, which seems like a long time ago now. I've had a personal blog for several years, I love reviewing books at Tink's Place ( and my author website is at Lillie J. Roberts ( where you can find out more about what I've got going on in my writer's life. I can also be found on facebook (I'm addicted) @ Lillie J. Roberts-Dottie Taylor ( I'm also on Twitter @ Lillie J. Roberts/Dottie Taylor.

My new book, Soul Fire, will be coming out from the YA/Fantasy imprint of Crimson Frost Books, Midnight Frost Books. It's the first YA book I've written, but it won't be the last. It was too much fun writing it.

Here's a little about the story: 

Soul Fire tells Rena Langley's story.  

Rena's always suffered from nightmares, but this summer, the nightmares are worse than ever before, monsters fill her dreams. Into her life walks Petrov DeForest, tall, dark, and oh so cute with amazing blue eyes, and he claims to know the reasons for the nightmares. Rena's destiny is as the Soul Seeker, reborn throughout time and an Earthbound soul to help the lost. The monsters from her nightmares are real, the Soul Eaters, they exist on the plane of Reflection, but have crossed to the Earthbound plane in a bid for her soul energy. But, she can bring an end to monsters, the Soul Eaters, if she can learn to control her ability, her Soul Fire. If she can't, the monsters will win again. With the help of Petrov, her German shepherd named Random, and detective Ben Foster, they seek out those who hope to take her and those close to her. Can they survive the monsters? Or will this lifetime end like so many have before?

Patricia and I appreciate your blog entry and we look forward to seeing Soul Fire Published.
Thanks for Reading. 
Celeste and Patricia

Sunday, 4 August 2013


"Goodness me, I've run out of good books to read.  Imagine that.  So, I am waiting for Midnight Frost Books to open their doors.  I can't wait to read their collection of goodies.  Now, I'd better rest up and get a catnap!"
Kittyman Lake, Ciara Lake's friendly feline!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Some of our upcoming authors for Midnight Frost Books are writing for our other house, Crimson Frost Books as well.  Feel free to read their interviews posted on that blog to get a feel for who these talented authors are and what they are writing for all of us to enjoy. 

Take a look at Denyse Bridger's interview and M.E. Brines interview to anticipate our future talent here at Midnight Frost Books.  The grand opening for this house is quickly approaching too.  But in August 2013, Crimson Frost Books opens it's door.  We are so excited!  We hope you are too.  Our goal is to  offer quality products and keep you coming back for more.

If you are so inclined to put word to paper or type on your computer writing down your dreams or day dreams... please take a look at our various calls and submit your creations to one of our houses.  If your manuscript does not fit one of our may still submit for us to review. 

Get a good book and read under the moon.  :)
Thanks for Reading,

Sunday, 28 July 2013


Hi from Celeste, Co-Publisher and whatever is needed specialist.
What is it about the publishing industry that drew  you in?
When I was in school I was influenced by a great teacher, who is now a great author with several best selling novels, Karen Harper.  She opened the world of writing to me.  I already loved to read, but she showed me the joy of writing.  Thanks be to excellent teachers! 
Over the years, I've read a lot of books of all genre.  I studied hard in college and writing was my best skill, along with general communication skills, it helped me become a teacher and later a lawyer.  I truly love the written word.  There  is nothing better then enjoying the "movie in your brain" which reading creates for me. 
After becoming an author, I met others who had various talents from all over the industry.  I realized writing as well as publishing could be a very fulfilling career, one where my talents were applicable.  It's an art form of sorts and I see myself as an artist in both the capacity of an author and as a publisher.  I want to create works of written art and help others to do so. I want those who love this art form desiring to seek our work out. 
This industry is a fast paced one that changes regularly, what makes you so confident you will suceed with CFB/MFB?
I have been in a career which is always changing and fast paced as a Lawyer.  Laws, rules and so on are always changing even faster then this industry.  It is important to be constantly up to date in order to be a good advocate.  This is also important in publishing and I can provide this element as well as my partners.
Additionally, people in the field of law and publishing are always changing.  I am used to change and enjoy it as it promotes growth and thinking. New talent means new and different ways of thinking and the world should always be open to that type of creativity.
 Therefore, applying my combined skills, I know I can keep up with the publishing world. I am always wanting to achieve perfection or as close to it as humanly possible, but I am not unreasonable.  This too is a good quality of a leader and promoter, which is what is needed in the publishing field.
  I also believe in moving forward and not quitting even though the odds may be difficult.  When times and things are hard, I keep on keeping on and press harder to be successful.  I value professionalism and this has been drilled into me from college and my service as an Assistant Attorney General for the Territory of Guam up to my present day law practice.   Transference of these talents and skills combined with my experience as an author will compliment this endeavor as well.  
As a publisher, author and lawyer, it's about selling yourself and your skills to the public, the audience whomever they may be.  I am able and competent to do just that and provide an excellent product for all to be proud of.  
Why did you select your current co-partner for the venture?
Of course, I selected my partner for her skills, personality, honesty, professionalism, and the fact she pursues her dreams without hesitation.  I've known her  for some time too and that's essential.  She too is cautious when necessary, but she knows how to take calculated risks to promote our end. 
We are both professional women who have dreams and the drive to succeed.  And success requires hard work, determination, talent and intelligence.  It requires a supportive network.  We have these traits and we aren't shy about promoting these truths and we will also promote our authors and reach out to our readers.  We won't be shy, yet never letting go of our professionalism.  
What strengths do you think each has that will ensure success and get readers.
I think this question has been somewhat answered.  However, if I need to add to what I already mentioned.  We both have charisma which I think shows.  And with that we have a sincerity to help others and to create enjoyable works of art which our readers will truly love. 
What is one thing you think makes Crimson Frost/Midnight Frost different then other pubs?
We will attempt with all of our ability, no matter how big or small we will end up becoming, we will stay in tune with the industry.  Be professional in all things.  Reach out to our community of readers and writers.  Have different and imaginative calls.  Focus on a polished product. And always have contingency plans for a rainy day!
That's more than one, but like I said, I like to communicate! 
Thanks for reading and considering our services and products,
Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 27 July 2013


What made you want to write?
I think being a writer was always something I have wanted to be ever since I was a little girl. My path got sidetracked a bit in college when a journalism professor suggested that perhaps I was in the wrong field. He thought I had the chops to be a writer, but not the tenacious personality to be a reporter. His words sent me into the English Department and eventually into teaching. However, even during my tenure as an elementary school teacher, writing remained in my heart. About a year ago, I made the decision to give it a fulltime push and have been much happier because of it.

How long have you been writing fiction?
I wrote my first mystery novel about 12 years ago and it really wasn’t fit for another person to read. However, my next two Murderous Descent and Portrait of Vengeance were both released through PublishAmerica and are available on Amazon. They are amateur sleuth mysteries featuring my elementary school teacher/wannabe detective, Jamie Hamilton. I also love writing short stories and have recently developed two new characters I love, newspaper reporter and blogger, Rainer Donovan and her hockey player/travel writer love interest, Jordan Mason. These two have a story to tell and I just need to find the time to get them together on paper. 

Do you write anything else?
In addition to my fiction writing, I am also a freelance writer. I am so excited about my new position at an awesome website which brings two of my favorite things together. I just started penning hockey features for The Hub: Sports + Music. You can find my stuff at along with some other really terrific pieces of sports journalism.
I started my own blog Mysterious Happenings about a year ago to help spread the word about my mysteries and really love doing it. Blogging is a testament to the Carrie Bradshaw in all of us. 

What is your preferred genre and why?
Mysteries have always been what I love writing most of all probably because I have always loved reading them. I am also a huge fan of British mysteries. There is just something about creating a puzzle and weaving together the pieces to solve it. Everyone has a touch of Sherlock Holmes somewhere in them.

 Where do you get your ideas from regarding characters and or plots?
I am a Jersey girl born and bred and absolutely love the shore. My favorite settings usually involve a lovely town along the New Jersey coastline. As far as characters go, they are usually a compilation of the people I meet and work with. In general, writers are observers of human nature and being a people watcher comes with the territory. The world is full of interesting people who make great stories.

For plots, I can’t really say that inspiration comes from one place or another. Secrets, Lies and Trash was born out of my oldest’s then fascination with garbage trucks when he was a toddler. We used to spend quite a bit of time watching them and it gave me the idea to create my garbage guy/amateur sleuth, Russell Waverly. So, it is true that inspiration does come from the most unlikely places!

What is your muse?
I am not sure I have a particular muse. As with all writers, I have an extremely active imagination. A piece of paper or in today’s world a blank screen is an open invitation to a story that needs to be told. A writer’s mind is always at work and filled with questions.

What other interests do you have that you would like to share with your audience?
Running is a passion and it is one of my favorite ways to work out plot lines or think of a hockey related feature. Recently, I ran my first half marathon and am seriously considering a marathon! I also enjoy yoga. It is an awesome stress reliever and as well as great exercise. As a writer, I am an avid reader as well. I just wish I had more time to read because there are so many amazing books and not enough time in the day.

What type of music do you like?
I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. U2 and Bruce Springsteen are favorites, but I enjoy stuff from Patsy Cline to ACDC.

Do you like to dance?
In another life I would love to come back as a ballerina, but the reality is I am more like Elaine on Seinfeld. 

What other art forms are you interested in?
I really enjoy art and would love it if I could paint, but will settle for being in awe of other people’s artistic prowess. Photography is great too. I could easily spend an afternoon wandering through museums dedicated to those two disciplines. 

What are some of your favorite movies or books?
If I gave you a list of my favorite books, we could be here a while. I really love Anne Perry’s Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery series and always grab the new one as soon as it comes out. Cricket McRae’s Sophie Mae mysteries are another must read. A non-mystery that I absolutely couldn’t put down is Stay by Allie Larkin. I recommend that to anyone who is looking for a must read. 

As I said, I love British mystery series on PBS and will watch anything along those lines. Ballykissangel which was an Irish comedy/drama that ran on the BBC in the nineties that I absolutely would never miss. 

Favorite all time movies are probably When Harry Met Sally and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

 Is there anything else you would like your audience to know about you?
Probably that I am very sports minded from growing up around sports. Watching the Miracle on Ice as a young girl introduced me to the sport and I continue to enjoy it and really love writing about it. Would love to have learned to play as a kid, but it was tough to find nearby rinks back in the day. Thankfully, hockey in New Jersey is on the rise. You won’t find rinks in every community, but there are definitely more to choose from.

What makes you special?
This is a difficult question for me to answer because I was always taught modesty was the best policy. However, I suppose it is my ability to write and tell stories since that is not something which comes easily to most people. Determination would also be a strong character trait of mine because if I didn’t have perseverance, I probably would have packed in my aspirations to be a professional writer a while ago.

What is your next book with us? Tell us about it.
Secrets, Lies and Trash is an amateur/sleuth mystery. I have always been partial to the Miss Marple like detectives which is one of the reasons why Russell is not a professional crime solver. Basically, Russell stumbles across one of two murders while picking up trash on his morning route with the Spotswood Department of Public Works.

When Russell’s high school sweetheart became pregnant the summer after graduation, he gave up college to get a job. When Caroline dies in childbirth, he is left to raise their young son with the help of family and friends. Putting his son first has always been his mantra.
Russell becomes wrapped up in the first murders ever in the quiet working-class town when a high school friend of his dead wife is accused of two of the four murders to shake the close knit community. Trying to prove the woman’s innocence takes Russell down various back alleys he would have rather avoided.

We are very excited to add another talented and interesting author to our collection.  I have to say, I love the title of Dawn's up coming book, Secrets, Lies and Trash.  It certainly grabs your attention.  Mysteries are wonderfully entertaining to read and they take great skill to plan and write.  I call a good mystery an exercise for our brain. We look forward to seeing this book published.  
Patricia and Celeste, Publishers.    

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


What made you want to write? 
I remember when I started sixth grade and I knew no one. I was always and still am a shy person. When I finally made a few friends it seemed like they accepted me into their group, only for them to ditch me a year and a half later claiming they were only pretending to like me. After that I didn't know what to do because I had no friends that I was able to talk to. I had one and she is still a great friend of mine today, but she was a grade ahead of me so I couldn't really see her all the time, so of course I felt really lonely. I found this website where you could take quizzes and write stories to share with people and as I read some of the stories on there I thought, hey why not try it out? So I got an account and started to write stories, fan fiction. It was great! The thought of creating your own story for characters that you created to go along with characters that already existed and worlds that you could place your characters in was an amazing feeling. It made me feel like I could express the way I was feeling through the characters I was creating. I loved writing from the start. I could make a new story from an old story which was really cool. 
How long have you been writing? 
I've been writing for close to four years. I started out writing fan fiction and had my attempts at writing originals but I never seemed to think they were any good. So I always wrote fan fiction. 
What is your favorite kind of story?
I really don't have a favorite kind of story. If the plot is interesting and the characters seem cool I'll read it. I guess I could say the most stories I read are romance, action, drama, and comedy. 
What grade are you in?
I am in 9th grade, freshman year of high school. 
What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject has always been English, or Language Arts as the call it where I live. I was always accustom to calling it English though. It always seemed more appropriate then "Language Arts". As clique as it may sound for a writer to love English class, I never really got into any other subjects growing up. I was never a Math geek or Science nerd. I'm not that athletic either... The only sport I ever really enjoyed was swimming - if that's even considered a sport - and soccer. 
What career or careers do you wish to pursue when you graduate?
Well, when I graduated I always dreamed of trying to become a published author and if that didn't work out I would have fallen back on becoming an English teacher because I would still be around something I love, which are stories and grammar and all the wonderful things of that sort, but I would be teaching it to fresh minds instead which is a great addition to a dream. But my main focus after I graduated was to try and get published. 
Where do you get ideas from regarding characters and or plots?
I think the question should be when I get them! Anything can trigger a small idea for me. Sometimes my mind can wander and I'll start thinking about random stuff like what if the world ran out of water and I could some how pluck a story idea out of that. As for my characters, when I sit down and figure the plot out I think about what kinds personalities would go along with the plot, say for instance if I had a plot that was very dark and dramatic I would think of what type of person would go along with that mood and really make the story interesting. As soon as I figure out their personality, an image of what the look like just seems to form in my head without really thinking about it. Sure once the image forms I make a few adjustment most of the time, but not very big ones. Making the characters and forming their back stories is always the funnest part of starting a novel for me!
Who helps you with your writing?   
No one really helps me when I'm writing. Maybe afterwards I'll ask my mom to read it and make some adjustments and edits but while its still in the writing stage, no one helps me. Its the revision stage that I have help for. 
What other interests do you have (sports, art, music, other activities)?   
My other interests are defiantly Music and Drawing. Music is like my second home away from home; writing being the first. I love playing music and listening to it. In fact, when I get into a story I'm writing listening to music helps me concentrate. I play two instruments, Guitar and Alto Saxophone. Guitar is the most fun to play though. I want to learn how to play keyboard but I don't know if I have the memory for it. And I like to draw, but I wouldn't say I am the best at it. I stopped drawing for a while actually, but then a good friend of mine; Daria mentioned she drew comics and showed me some of hers, and then after that I found myself starting to draw again. I like to draw in anime or manga style a lot. But drawing is defiantly a lot of fun, even if I don't do it very often. 
What do you enjoy doing with your family?
I don't really do anything with my family... My parents live in two separate states that are 1500 miles apart... I live with my father and he's always busy with work so I don't do much with my family. 
What are some of your favorite movies and books? 
I've always been a fan of Harry Potter, ever since the start. J.K. Rowling is my idol. But I also really love The Mortal Instruments Series and The Outsiders. S.E. Hilton is also one of my favorite authors, along with Cassandra Claire. Some of my favorite movies have to be How To Train Your Dragon, as childish as it may be, The Harry Potter Movies,The Outsiders (1983), Red, Pitch Perfect, and A Bugs Life. 
Is there anything else you would like your audience to know about you?   What makes you special? 
I don't really know what else to say. Nothing really makes me special, but I am just so overwhelmed that this has happened and amazed at this opportunity. 
Tell us about your new book we are publishing?   
The title of this book is The Master Plan and its basically the introduction for the series. Its setting the idea of the plot up and you can get a feel of the way the characters are going to act through out the series and the way things are going to happen. The Master Plan is about a girl named Avery Sterling who is a detective at a New York Police department and she finds out that her uncle was murdered the night before and her uncle was basically her parental figure. So if finding out he was murdered wasn't enough she is assigned the case to find out what happened to him. When she goes to investigate and finds some evidence she goes to the head of crime investigations and is shot down because her evidence isn't sufficient. She decides to figure out whats going on on her own, and while she decides to do that she meets Sebastian Broke, a man who knows more than hes letting on. She finds out Sebastian was the one who murdered her Uncle and she becomes furious, but Sebastian has a reason, a reason that seems to unreal for Avery to believe. Her uncle was a high ranking officer in a society - The Stelophidial Society - who is trying to take over the world . The society is a organization of highly trained assassins around the world. The idea of the society was originally the governments but they trashed it a while ago. She also finds out  that Sebastian is a part of a group trying to stop the society called The Elite Throughout the book Avery is trying to figure out what Sebastian is playing at and if he is really telling the truth about what happened and why her uncle had to die.