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The first book I read by my next author spotlight blow me away. The way she intertwined her characters and the powerful message it conveyed caught me by a pleasant surprise. I experienced so many emotions reading the book, I didn’t understand why. Not until I realized one of the characters hit too close to home. Life happens. It will be okay. These are the things Ey’s book zapped me with. Since then, I have become a fan. Her writing style is different, different meaning, off the charts! Once you read one, you won’t be able to stop until you read them all. Kickin’ It With KeKe…

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Beads on a String- nonfic. bit.ly/WeAreBeads

LATEST RELEASE-Valerie

LATEST RELEASE-Valerie
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When Clouds Touch - FATED ROMANCE

When Clouds Touch - FATED ROMANCE
Fixes the Fault in the Stars

THE NATURAL PARENT

THE NATURAL PARENT
Sharing Parenting/Homeschooling Tips

Birth of Controversies #abortion #infertility

Birth of Controversies #abortion #infertility
Companion Novels

Tripping Prince Charming-ROMANCE

Tripping Prince Charming-ROMANCE
Romance to Squeeze Your Heart

BLOGGING YA and PICTURE BOOKS

BLOGGING YA and PICTURE BOOKS
In My Sister's World series

Children's Favs

Children's Favs
The Amazing Jett(jet)

Read Debney's Journal- NA NOVEL

Read Debney's Journal- NA NOVEL
D.N.A-Nothing Would Ever Be The Same

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Ey Wade ~Interviewed. Join Us. See Ey and Hear Ey on the Road to Blog Visits.


Following are different blogs of awesome writers who allowed me to spill my guts on their sites.   Sometimes, as writers, if we're lucky- we find ourselves sitting in the interview chair. Those times can be extremely humbling, fun, and maybe even a bit scary. Below are a few of those moments where I was blessed to be in the chair facing some really gifted people. I thank them all for the opportunity to share my work and aspirations. Enjoy.



 


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Today we start our blog tours with Tossing it Out on the topic of finding a landing to stand on. In other words, what is your platform.
 
   

  Finding a Platform: Guest Hijacker Ey Wade

 Ey Wade first caught my attention a couple years ago during one of the A to Z Challenges.  

Her blog posts hit controversial issues head on and always make for some interesting and thought-provoking reading.  When you finish reading today's guest post make sure you go on over to visit her blog.   And now I'm pleased to present Ey Wade.

Finding a Platform

           I have (I think) finally found my writing platform. I have read a lot about the need of one and could never really figure out what to build on and now I know.
After following a few articles from recommendations on Twitter I became aware of headlines which fit so well with manuscripts I have been working on. I found it amazing how close headlines fit to the works of the written word.

         My platform is based on the premise life demands action. Whether it is nonfiction, YA depicting bullying and teen pregnancy, picture books teaching morals and life skills, or a novel making a statement will be the goal. There are many things happening in the world which ticks me the hell off. I, as a citizen in the ‘real’ world can’t change society with a flick of my hand, but my laptop keys can kick butt and change fallacies. I can write people to fulfill my dreams. I can have them do what needs to be done and get away with it.

Because I think a proven rapist (especially of a child) should be caught, then beaten to death on the spot and because I am tired of injustices in the judicial system where it seems sexual predators, pedophiles, and deviants have lenient sentences or get away with their crime I wrote the novel, 
 
The Fishing Trip, where the good guy is the grey matter.  In The Fishing Trip a man named Durham takes revenge on all of the child molesters he in his town where perverts are prevalent. In the novel some of the most violent and horrendous acts on children are performed and the abusers face retribution. In my opinion anyone who has the sick mind to rape and/or commit other acts of violence on children, should just accept the fact they will die without a trial.  I know it’s not as easy as black and white, but I bet if redemption fell hard on creeps like that, this sort of crime would end quickly, I'm just sayin'. There are other countries that don't play with this aspect of society. In the hope of helping people get to know my characters I developed a blog where I interview the characters from my books. THE FISHING TRIP @ In the Chair . 
Come over and get to meet them.

         My life demanding action platform (which must have been festering in my subconscious) caused me to write Beads on a String America's Racially Intertwined History. You can learn all about the reasons behind this enormous feat HERE.
        The Perfect Solution which is discussed Here had the first characters to sit In the Chair  .  http://theinterviewedcharacter.blogspot.com    

        These are just a few of my steps unto my platform. I shall be polishing my words, strengthening my platform and building me a bookshelf. Because I shall write the best novels and I will need a place to put all my published books.

About the Author: I am a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending e-books, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share. Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread.

 Web: Wade-In Publishing http://wade-inpublishing.com



What do you think about Ey's approach? Do you steer clear of controversy? Would you like to change the world with your writing? Have you decided what your writing platform should be?

 

That was a fabulous visit on "Tossing it Out" hosted by  let's continue moving on to the blog of 

I had the pleasure of interviewing a very prolific author in the writing world recently. Today, Ey Wade is sharing glimpses into her life. Read our conversation to see what she shared about Ey the woman and the author on today's Fab Friday Feature...
Picture CHELLE: Plotter or Pantser?
 
EY: I’m a pantser. I write all across the board in several genres and on whatever subject that comes to mind.
 
CHELLE: Tell us a little about yourself? Who is Ey the woman?
 
EY: I was born in Beaumont, Texas. That’s a couple of hours from Houston and reared as an Army brat. I’ll be 58 this year. That makes it my Beddian birthday. That’s when the age of your birth is the same as the year you were born. I was born in 1958. Don’t see me reaching that milestone again. My plan is to finally get a tattoo as celebration. There has always been the constant need to speak, and writing, telling stories was the way I choose to socialize.
 
I used to be an activist fighting for school buses and equality in my hometown. A big believer in the education system and was a part of PTA, Campus improvements, and even ran for a public office. Too many things within the system made me back away. I am the mother of three college graduated, adult daughters that were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey' to a little boy.
 
CHELLE: You have accomplished quite a bit in your life. And how commendable that you are willing to make a stand and fight for what you believe in. With all of those things mentioned in your past and current life, share with us how do you create work-life balance being an author?
 
EY: At the moment, I have a lot of issues with Sciatica and other back issues, so I’m home a lot. Writing has become pretty easy.
 
CHELLE: Describe a day around your house and in your ordinary life where writing is not key.
 
EY: Hmmm I wake,  and do a little writing or brainstorming, between 4-5 a.m., step onto patio and water the plants, stand and watch the sky, scour the internet, answer emails, promote my works and watch TV and socialize with the family.
 
CHELLE: I love your schedule!!! :D
 
Most authors have a routine they settle into when they prepare to write. Yet, others toss routine out the window and go with the flow. Tell us about your writing routine.
 
EY: Toss and flow, that’s how I go. I keep a pen and paper near because I focus better if I’m old school writing, but nothing is carved in stone.
CHELLE: It seems to me as if that method encourages rather than stems the flow of creativity. It’s also my preferred method. Pandora or Spotify? What would we find on your playlist?
 
EY: I’m not on either. All that has been on my iPod for years, is what I like to listen to. All other music I grab while riding in the car listening to whatever the girls listen to.
 
CHELLE: Did you keep a journal or diary as a child growing up? If so, what secret did you not want your parents to read?
 
EY: No, I didn’t keep a journal. Once the day was over, I wanted to forget it.
 
CHELLE: Leave the past in the past and live for today. Okay. I like that concept. Ey, your works of art are very diverse and unique. I noticed you write across a variety of genres from women’s fiction to young adult to children’s books. What genre is your favorite? What caused you to cross genres and which would you say is the most fulfilling for you?
 
EY: I’d have to say my favorite genre are the picture books. Guess it stems from being a parent and working in the childcare profession for nearly 40 years. The mind of the child flips from humorous to genius so quick, I’m drawn to it. As for what caused me to crisscross over- I’m not a focused person, lol. I just go with the flow and whatever character or idea that crosses my mind, I follow it. Much like when I have a verbal conversation.
 
CHELLE: So it seems that you stay true to the character of you. Regarding the marketing of your books, would you say one particular genre does better than the others? If so, why do you think that is?
 
EY: Oh my God, I can’t answer anything about marketing when it comes to sales. I’m having a hard time with it all. Well, actually it has gotten a little bit better since I’ve left the small publisher and moved back to being totally independent. Or it can simply be, that now I can see what’s going on behind the scenes and where I need to direct my promotions.
 
CHELLE: I wish someone would prescribe a magic formula, or perhaps bottle it and sell it. Marketing is definitely a challenge area for many authors. What authors have influenced your writings?
 
EY: I can’t honestly say I was influenced by anyone. I just know I have stories in my head and want to get them out.
 
CHELLE: If you could pair up with another author to write, who would you choose and why?
 
EY: I would choose Tyler Perry. Mainly because he has a lot of influence and a superior platform. I have stories and ideas that I believe will take him from his norm and lift him to a higher level.
 
CHELLE: If your latest release were turned into a movie, what actors would you select to play the starring roles, and what music would comprise the soundtrack?
 
EY: I honestly hadn’t thought about it with these last two books.
 
CHELLE: How do you handle writer’s block?
 
EY: If I become stalled in one manuscript, I move on to another. I have so many other stories waiting in the wings that I chose to work on a plot that’s calling to me at that particular moment. For some reason, it tends to make the inhabitants of the other world jealous and they call me back with interesting scenes.
 
CHELLE: I love that and I can definitely relate. Mountains or the beach?
 
EY: I prefer mountains, hopefully there is vegetation and shade. I love plants and can’t handle burning in the sun.
 
CHELLE: You’re one of the few visitors who preferred the mountains. That’s my choice too, because of the seclusion and beauty. It stirs creativity. Provide one marketing tip for upcoming authors that has worked for you.
 
EY: Join and/or establish Facebook groups. The knowledge, support, and camaraderie is outstanding.
 
CHELLE: I agree. Especially in groups, such as B.R.A.B. and See Ya On The Net promo group. If there was one thing you would want your readers to know after reading your works, what would it be?
 
EY: I would love for readers to have a new or open perspective on daily assumptions on how life and the reactions of others, work. Things are rarely if ever, what they seem on the surface.
 
CHELLE: I agree. I think people often jump to conclusions a bit too readily. More often than not if they were to examine their reaction they would realize their analysis of a given situation is based on their perspective and how they would handle the situation, versus reality.
 
Writers often have to forsake time with friends and family when deadlines are looming, or the creative muse is flowing. What one person has been your greatest supporter on your publishing journey?
 
EY: Even though my daughters are awesome, my grandson is the best. When I sit to write, he tends to grab his pencil and paper or his kiddie tablet and sits near me. Can’t say he’s a quiet supporter, but we struggle together.

CHELLE: That’s so sweet! I absolutely love that. Maybe you’re grooming a little writer in the making. Describe your idea of the perfect “me-time.”
 
EY: Going to the salon and getting my nails done, coming back to a quiet house and doing nothing beyond turning TV and floating between watching and enjoying the solitude.
 
CHELLE: We live life beautifully inspired here, at The Beautifully Inspired Blog. Leave us with an inspirational post, comprised of three words.
 
EY: “Life Inspires Creativity.”
 
CHELLE: Well people, you’ve been invited into the exclusive world of Ey. Read on as she shares more about her books and where you can connect with her in the book world.
 
Info on my books. My latest novels are titled Ismet’s Honor and Ribbons & Belle. I call them companion novels. They have some of the same main characters, but are stand alone and not a series.
 
PictureRIBBONS & BELLE: Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons, has admired and loved embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee for a long time. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.
 
Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own-suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.
 
After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother.
 
Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.
 
ISMET’S HONOR: Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.” Husband, home, lots of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more.

Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful Picturethinking to get him back.

At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence.

Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children.

Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting.

She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.
 
The inspiration to writing Ribbons and Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to overlook the fact there may be medical reasons that make the ending of a life detrimental for the mother’s health. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the father’s to be.
 
Online contacts:
 
Website: http://wade-inpublishing.com 
Blog: http://righttolifeandlove.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/@jumpouttheboat
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eywade2
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/itsmeeywade/
Amazon Central Author Page: http://bit.ly/EyWade-Amz
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/EyonGReads 

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Linda Rae Blair was a beautiful spirit and is missed. I thank her for her time and her caring nature.
 
Ey, tell us about yourself—you know, all that stuff that makes you interesting!
 
 I am the single parent of three awesome young women, whom I home-schooled through high school and the grandmother, ‘Lovey’ of a little boy. I am currently the author of several books written through various genres and have recently joined the awesome team of Inknbeans Press. I was born and reared all around Texas except for the short stint when I lived in Alaska with my parents. Knowing me as a writer is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be directed at the keyboard. When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world. I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. 
 
 
My favorite actresses are Sandra Bullock, Alfrie Woodard, Angelina Joliet just to name a few. For fun I like to hang out with my family, watch TV, do outdoor things, listen to music. When and why did you begin writing? My first conscious effort at writing something believable was for an elementary school paper. The topic: What Did You Do For Your Summer Vacation? Of course I had done nothing spectacular. As the third child in a family of seven siblings, living with a single mom, who would expect my mom to be able to afford a vacation? The fiction I wrote gained me an A and a path to my future. My quest as a writer is to make my stories believable. I don’t write in one set genre. When I write I tell a story the same way I read them, from every aspect of life. What’s your process? Seat of pantser, well-devised outliner? I’m a total pantser. I get a thought and run for pen, paper, cell phone, Nook, or laptop. Is there another writer that inspires you? Your work? I honestly have to say I’m not inspired by anyone. I like reading varied authors, but I’m not inspired by just one of them. What is your favorite work by you? And why is it your fav? My favorite work is my history book, “Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History”. I wrote this book with the love of my children in mind and that spread to the children of America— the world. I want people to learn about and become acceptable of others who they consider to be less worthy of their attention. Where does your character inspiration come from? My inspirations come from everywhere. Simple things people say or something I have seen. Sometimes things just pop into my head and I run with it. The little girls in the stories from my series, In My Sister’s World were inspired by my daughters. Simple questions can stir up the imagination quicker than you can think. What’s your best/worst experience as a writer? My best experience was having daycare centers elect the questions I wrote to go along with “The Perfect Solution” as teacher training worksheets for their staff. The worst experience was to find so many errors with in the book from the publishing company’s lack of promised editing. We writers get a lot of advice—some good, some bad. What is the best/ worst writing advice you ever got? Best- to self publish. Though I am now with a small publisher, self- publishing gave me the confidence I needed to be an author. It helped me to believe in myself. Worst- Having an agent tell me not to listen to what Ballantine books had to suggest and then directed me to Publish America, a book publishing mill. 
 
Yikes! Tell us about your latest work and where we can find it. 
 
The latest book to go into print is a collection of three picture books for children aged 0-100. A read-along, play-along, live-along, series about three African American sisters. “Who Will Hug the Sun?” -Mhia learns about eclipses “Between the Two Of Them” -Gillean reflects on how unique it is to be the middle child “Not a Sound, Not a Peep” -Mhia’s Mom and sisters help her sleep after a nightmare After you read the stories, there are coloring pages.. 
 
Tell us something about yourself that your readers don’t already know. 
 
Hmmm, I like to say I began writing because of a silly ‘vacation’ paper, but I think I really began writing because I was lonely. It was so much easier to create a world than to get out and make friendly with people who didn’t understand the writer’s scattered thinking. 
 
Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?
 
 On my website Into the Deep.
 
Where can we purchase your work? 
 
My e-books are available for download on: Kindle Smashwords Amazon-UK Sony Kobo Scribed Nook iPad iTunes They’re ready for your e-Reader (whatever model) to eat them up. 
 
Ey, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you better. Thank you for spending time with us today!
 
 

Ey Wade Tackles Thought-Provoking Subjects 

with Joy L. Campbell

Today, I'm happy to host Ey Wade,  a prolific author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. Ey released two books on Father's Day. Both tackle subjects that aren't seen too often in fiction. 

Blurbs:

Ribbons & Belle

Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons, has admired and loved embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee for along time. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.

Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own-suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction. 

After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother. Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.

Ismet’s Honor:

Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.” Husband, home, lot’s of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more.

Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful thinking to get him back.

At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence.

Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children. Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting. She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.

RIBBONS & BELLE 

“So, are you saying your plans will never include a man? A man who has no intentions of being a participant in an affair for friends benefiting off a burning desire? You have no time for a man who has a wish to have a lasting relationship”

“Honesty, I hadn’t figured a literal man in the picture at all. My mind is to do what I need to do to be happy and fulfill my goals.”

“A literal man? What does that mean? What are your goals? What do you have planned in your life that you are so sure I, a literal man, couldn’t be a part of?”

Belle stood, smoothed her shirt and tugged at the waistband of her pants- trying to gather her words before opening her mouth. Eventually, giving up. Crossing the room to the closet, she pulled out the Christmas gift bag. 

From it she placed a couple of the fertility magazines in front of Tyson and stood back to observe his reaction. The look on his face transformed from burning curiosity into lip pursing illumination.

“Oh. I have this one in my office.” Leaning forward, he tapped the cover of one magazine before shifting back to his previous position. Arms, crossed over his body gave emphasis to the movement of his chest, and the stretched material of his shirt. Tyson sucked in a deep breath before letting it out slowly and clearing his throat. His glance never leaving her face. 

“How soon do you plan on going through with the procedure?”

“As soon as possible. I would simply love to have a baby by Christmas.” Belle smiled softly. unaware of how wistful she looked. 

“At this moment, you remind me of a child wishing on a star for a toy she covets. You know this isn’t a game, right? This baby you want would be a living being. Not something you can return when it doesn’t meet your expectations.”

Belle’s smile vanished at the censor in his tone. Belle’s smile vanished at the censor in his tone. What the hell? I know he’s not about to try and lecture me. As if I need his advice. Humph, as if he knows me like that. Who does he think he is? Hands on her hips, she looked down at him leaning back with his body pressed into the material of her couch. That body making her all hot and bothered, like he belonged there. Searing his body from head to toe with a slit eyed glare, she stifled the urge to kick the underside of his shoe and order him out of her house.

“What are you trying to say, Tyson?”

“Hold on, wait a minute...” Tyson, stood. Hands held out in front of him as if he thought he had to protect himself from harm, a chuckle escaping.  “Damp down the fire. I’m just observing your reaction and emotions. Counseling in this area is my thing, remember?”

“Yes, I remember.”

“Well this is no different than what I would ask any potential parent. Do you really want to be a parent? A single parent, even?”

“Yes. I want to be a parent.”
Noticing the tears forming in her eyes, Tyson moved closer, pulling Belle into his arms and close to his chest.

“You know, you don’t have to use the lab method. I promise you, it would be much more fun trying the old fashioned way. I’m just saying,” He laughed and held her tighter when she struggled to pull out of his embrace. “You have me here. Happy and willing at anytime. And if you want, anywhere.”

“Tyson, stop laughing at me.” Belle pushed a little harder and found herself free to move around the room. Happy yet bereft at being deprived of his warmth. ‘This is a serious matter for me.”

“Oh, believe me, I know it is. Once a woman has gone through the trouble of collecting magazines, and you seem to have a ton,” he tapped the decorative bag with the toe of his shoes. “The thought of being a parent, going through the procedure is a foregone conclusion. Yet, still I wonder.”

 
ISMET’S HONOR

“So, you're into studying women, Ismet? Know a lot of them? Are you into any certain one?”

“Still blunt and as curious as ever aren't you, Belle?” Ismet laughed. Sitting and filling his plate from several dishes, passing each to Sunny so she could do the same. “Of course I've known a few. I don't have a steady or I wouldn't have come here alone, but to answer the obvious- I'm not searching for one.” His gaze landed briefly on Sunny's face before he stuffed a fork filled with food into his mouth.

“Humph, well if you know like I know, life is short. If you're still out there searching at your age, you're more than likely looking in the wrong direction. Sometimes, what you're searching for is right next to ...what?” Belle squealed and ducked at the not trying to be subtle, roll thrown in her direction. The swift, timely reaction of her husband's catch, saving her from getting hit square in the face. “Sunny, did you purposely throw bread at me?” The fork she pointed at Sunny jerked up and down.

“Of course I did.” The tight eyed look Sunny cast in Ismet's direction, a cross between irritation and a dare, froze his expression in mid laughter, for all of a millisecond, before he continued laughing heartily. With the swift turn of her head, she flicked her hair. The ends swung and hit him in the face. “Me, kicking you under the table didn't make you shut your mouth.”

“That's because you were kicking me.” Tyson laughed. Reaching over and placing the roll back on her plate. “You got a good aim though.”

“I'm so sorry Tyson. But then again, I blame you. You should've tapped your wife or something. Put some check in her tongue.”

Tyson's smile was huge and the wink he shared with Ismet, flowed with a conspiring air.
“I tried. Shortened the length of my finger with all of the poking I was doing.” He held up his pinkie finger. “Didn't make a bit of difference.”

When the laughter subsided, Ismet-  pointing his finger at Belle, responded to her statement. 

“Actually Belle, I think you could be on to something. Tyson shared a bit of your story when we were in the nursery, earlier. It was excellent, congratulations all around. Two beautiful daughters and love to boot. I never imagine such luck in my life.

Truthfully, I'm not going to try. I had my suburban dream as a kid.” He turned his head towards Sunny. For a moment they stared into each other’s eyes, their history plainly seen, no explanations necessary. “And we all know what a nightmare that turned into.”

 

Author Name:
Ey Wade
Bio:  Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genre-, from history and romance to mystery, to women’s fiction, juvenile picture books. She is, and always has been the single the mother of three (now adult) daughters that were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey’ to a little boy. Ey was born in Beaumont,Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she choose to socialize.

“I became a writer because it is the only profession which allows me to talk to the ‘air’ and not be committed for insanity. Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard. When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world.”-Ey

Find My Books!:
https://www.amazon.com/Ey-Wade/e/B004V0OYT8/,

Oh, and to let you know I do have a stable life…I am the (always single) mother of three daughters who are all grown now. I home schooled them on a string and a prayer. Though it may seem as if I am a bit scattered brained I was able to school them into college by the age of seventeen and sixteen. The two eldest have graduated, yeah!  I am the drooling proud ‘Lovey’ of two grandaughters and a grandson. Before being destroyed by Hurricane Ike, I lived in a nice home and owned a home-based childcare center and that’s me and my writing life in a nutshell.

When did you fall in love with reading?

I can’t remember exactly. I have always liked to read. I remember when I realized it had become an obsession, it was the time I was about thirteen and my mom entered the room and told me to go outide and get some fresh air. *laughing out loud* she said, “All you’re doing is reading someone else’s imagination” . Little did she know, this was a catalyst to my wanting to be a writer.

Do you remember your first favorite book? (Or picture book?)

No, I don’t. As an adult I remember falling in love with the book ‘No, David’. Now, that I have a grandson. I love the book even more. Totally captures him.

Do you prefer paperback books, e-books or both? Why?

I really don’t have a preference. I enjoy a book in whatever form as long as it is good.

What, in your opinion, makes a writer one of “the greats?”

If a writer’s work touches all of my emotions and I can remember it for months/years, they are a great writer.

When reading, what types of characters do you find yourself relating to more than others?

I like the brainy, self sufficient, independent women who can do it all, have it all, and still make common human mistakes in life.

Has a book ever brought you to tears? If so, what book and why?

There are so many. The most recent I have read was the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  The concept of it was so disturbing and brought me through so many emotions, I know I will never read it again.

Do you ever find yourself more connected with the darker
characters/antagonists in the books you read?

Oh my gosh, yes. There have been some people I would have loved to have been, especially when it came to getting a little retribution and getting away with it.

What is one book you wish you could see on the big screen?

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Think of your favorite book (or one of your favorites):

What songs would you consider the perfect play list for this/these book(s)?

The Giver – Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’

Which of your books would you consider the best fit for the big screen?

Now, don’t say I’m being bias because I think I have written a number of books that will fit. I would love to see D.N.A. on the screen. The book has so much to say to youth and I think the main character did a great job portraying this. The Perfect Solution, exposes a lot about the inner problems of the childcare system and brings the readers through so many experiences it would make a terrific film.

Geez, Rhonda I would have to turn a cold shoulder to many of my writings. I can’t pick just one.

Hahaha! I know the feeling, Ms Wade. It’s pretty much impossible, right?

As a writer, how do you separate inspiration from your favorite books, from your own creative process?

Yes, I do. I’ve read a lot of books and honestly feel I don’t write in the style of anyone I have read.

Great chatting with you. Thanks so much for sharing!

Again, connect with Ey Wade here:

Website: http://wade-inpublishing.com

Facebook-: Written by Ey Wade

Twitter @jumpouttheboat & eywade

Author Sites:

http://wade-inpublishing.blogspot.com

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http://flavors.me/imtheauthor

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Nook and iPad

 

Today’s Featured Author – Ey Wade

Today I welcome author Ey Wade to my blog. She released her companion novels Ribbons & Belle and Ismet’s Honor last year.

Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself.

      I became a writer because it is the only profession which allows me to talk to the ‘air’ and not be committed for insanity. Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard.


When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world. I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. Using pen (same one for the past eleven years) and paper, laptop and as a newly favorite the word program on my cell phone. I have found I can write anywhere with that little contraption and my focus is intent. Has to be with those tiny keys, right? And then I just email to myself and copy past into my manuscript.

Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known who they were then) who wanted The Perfect Solution and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock. After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had my rights returned and now, I am back. From there, I published a several novels on my own, signed with a small publishing company for a while and now I’m back on my own as Wade-In Publishing.

How much of yourself, your personality or your experiences, is in your books?

There is always something about me and my experiences buried within the novels.

Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your next book?

The next book to be released is titled Valerie. It is a book filled with tales of women and girls of all ages, races/ethnicity with one commonality- their name is Valerie.

Please tell us about your current release. My 2 latest novels are titled Ismet’s Honor and Ribbons & Belle. Both were released on June 2nd. I call them companion novels. They have some of the same main characters, but are stand alone and not a series.

RIBBONS & BELLE: Is about fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons. He’s secretly in love with embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Even though he wishes they could start their own relationship.

Annabelle has had a rough marriage and heart breaking experiences with losses during pregnancy, yet she wants children. So, she follows a friend’s advice and decided to try IVF. Things, take an unexpected turn.

ISMET’S HONOR: Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.”
Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful thinking to get him back.
At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence.
Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children.
Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting.
She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.

The inspiration to writing Ribbons and Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to over look the fact there may be medical reasons that make the ending of a life detrimental for the mother’s health. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the father’s to be.

What kind of research did you do for this book? Ribbons & Belle required some research into the disease that caused Belle to have to make the choice for a late term abortion. I also learned of many support groups concerning rainbow babies and support for mothers losing their wanted child.

Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book? In Ribbons & Belle, I think the darkest moments are the times Belle has to explain the reasoning behind her unwanted abortion. Three times, with three different reactions from the people she told. With Ismet’s Honor, it was the heart wrenching,anger and despair Ismet directed towards Sunny, once they encountered each other as adults.

Did the story turn out the way you planned from the beginning? If not, what change happened that you didn’t expect? Both novels turned out exactly as I believed they would. Deep, emotional, and an open door to all sorts of conversations.

If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why? In each of my books, I would like to be the one who stands out and speaks up for herself without doubts. The one who would do for her friends and those in need. I would definitely be the character from The Fishing Trip. He avenged the children and women abused by the town.

Do you have an all time favorite book?

The Giver has always been a favorite of mine.

You can find more about Ey on her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

You can purchase her books here.


Ismet's Honor and Ribbons & Belle in a USAToday Happy Ever After Interview #romance #IVF #Endingwantedpregnancy #abortions #fathersRights

I can't tell you how excited I was to get a review posted on such a distinguished blog., so you know I'm sharing it.
Happy Ever After
Interview:
Ey Wade, author of ‘Ismet’s Honor’ and ‘Ribbons & Belle’
By: Joyce Lamb|
Ismet's Honor by Ey Wade



Joyce: Welcome to HEA, Ey! Please tell us a bit about your two new releases, Ismet’s Honor and Ribbons & Belle.
Ey: My two latest novels are titled Ismet’s Honor and Ribbons & Belle. Both were released on the same day. I call them companion novels. They have some of the same main characters, but are stand-alone and not a series.

Ribbons & Belle: Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons has admired and loved embryologist Anabelle “Belle” Lee for a long time. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.
Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own, suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion and a soul-crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.
After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother.
Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.
Ismet’s Honor: Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good life.” Husband, home, lots of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist, Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more.
Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful
At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence. Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children. Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting. She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.
thinking to get him back.
The inspiration to writing Ribbons & Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to overlook the fact there may be medical reasons that make the ending of a life detrimental for the mother’s health. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the fathers-to-be.
Joyce: Is there anything interesting that’s happened to you while doing research for a book?
Ey: With Ribbons & Belle, one of the most interesting things I learned was the term “rainbow baby.” It is used as a form of honor to the child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a child. I also learned of a site that supports mothers who did not want to have needed abortions, Ending a Wanted Pregnancy.
Joyce: What do you do when you get stuck?
Ey: I can’t say that I’ve been stuck when writing, maybe a little paused. When the characters decide to go on vacation or choose to go into a bit of silence, I just move on to another work in progress until they return. I always have something on the burner.
Joyce: What distracts you the most when you’re trying to write?
Ey: Lol, children’s television. The shows go from deep, ridiculous, to violent within the same session. Monitoring what my 5-year-old grandson watches can take a lot. I’m glad he prefers documentaries.
Ribbons & Belle by Ey Wade
Joyce: Would you like to share a favorite moment from your writing career?
Ey: Yes. An e-mail I received from a reader tickled me so much, it made me believe in myself as a writer. The reader expressed how, while in a doctor’s waiting room, she was reading a scene from a suspense novel (The Perfect Solution about a 3-year-old mistakenly given to a stalker by his pre-school teacher) I’d written, and it was so intense, she passed out. I worried about her health, but it did make me feel special.
Joyce: Yikes! That was some novel!
Is there a TV show that you’ve recently binge-watched?
Ey: Yes, Tiny Houses. It has become an obsession with me. I want one. Preferably on a trailer so I can travel around the country or maybe one made from a truck/van I can drive and live in. I’d carry a huge dog, my grandson, and his mom — my travel lust daughter.
Joyce: What’s your ideal scenery while you’re writing?
Ey: Sun, blue skies and flowers. Sitting in the living room, near the patio window and all I have to do is turn my head a bit to enjoy all of the flowers I planted.
Joyce: What’s coming next?
Ey: The next book to be released is titled Valerie. It is a book filled with tales of women and girls of all ages, races/ethnicity with one commonality — their name is Valerie.
Joyce: Thanks, Ey!
Find out more at wade-inpublishing.com
 
 
USATODAY- In the spirit of Thanksgiving … Authors Ey Wade, Love Belvin and Joy Daniels share their characters framed in the theme of community, gratitude and appreciation. * Tripping Prince Charming is the tale of three love stories. I was challenged by the characters, who hated everything from their names to the format of the book, to write scenes and acts which pulled separate romances into one story. More like a screenplay than your typical novel, Tripping Prince Charming lets us see how the route we choose for our life can change the path of another. Carmella, Ivy, and Lillie-Rose are the epitome of friendship, loyalty, good-natured meddling and matchmaking. A love story of the century that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your lips.*

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FEATURED AUTHOR: Ey Wade

Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending eBooks, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share. She is (and have always been) the single mother of three daughters that were previously home-schooled and are now either attending college or graduated from college and the drooling 'Lovey' to a baby boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she chooses to socialize.

How did you start out your writing career?

Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known who they were then) who wanted The Perfect Solution and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock. After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had my rights returned and now, I am back. I tried the querying again, but became frustrated when it seems the agents’ rules are so varied, too confusing for me. Not to mention the rejection letters can be soul crushing. I received a lot of positive reviews for The Perfect Solution when it was first published and yet when I began querying one agent informed me no one would like the book and yet it deals with negligence in the child care system. So, off I ran on my own. I have recently put three novels, three picture books and a creative non-fiction book into the Amazon and Smashwords systems. I think e-publishing is one of the greatest inventions God has given to the world.

What did you learn while writing this book?

While writing D.N.A. I learned there is an inner strength within everyone and all it takes is a belief in yourself to sustain you through anything.

What did you hope to accomplish with this book?

I think my main goal with D.N.A. is to show teens and those who feel they have to go on shows like Maury Povich that they don’t have to act like a fool. Respect begins within yourself.

What came first with this story, the characters or the plot?

The plot came first. After watching so many of those ‘whose the daddy shows on TV I started to become irritated with all of the ridiculous drama Why? This is just one time I was totally plot driven.


What has surprised you most about becoming a published author?

When my first books were published years ago I was amazed at the reactions from others. People would act as if it were so amazing for someone in our town, of my color to write a book.

What aspect of writing do you love the best, and which do you hate the most?

I love all aspects of writing. Some a little more than others, but I enjoy the entire creative process.

What are three things you wish you’d known before you reached where you are now?

Number one thing I wish I had known was the fact I should believe in myself more than anyone else. Just because someone can’t understand your dream doesn’t mean there is something wrong with it or you. I wish I had known to start self-publishing and learning more about marketing.

Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer?

I would advise any author to go the route of self-publishing when they have something they feel strongly about and no one else can envision their dreams. Then I would probably tell a writer, don’t just take the first words you scribble on a piece of tissue and run off thinking you have written the next best seller. Take your time, write, edit, and reedit before you submit anything.

What one thing about writing do you wish other non-writers would understand?

I would love for a non-writer, reader to understand writing is not a waste of time. It is hard work and a tremendous source of release and passion.


Tell us something few know about you?

Few know I suffer with Sciatica which sometimes makes it extremely hard to move or walk, let alone type and yet I have published eight other books. http://amzn.to/wade-inbooks

When you're not writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?

When I’m not writing I like watching television, reading and playing with my grandbaby.

What do you do to interact with your readers?

I blog five blogs, twitter, write book reviews, post on other social networks and post on Facebook


Who was the first author you ever met?

Her name is Barbara Cooley http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Colley/e/B001HCUXUM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 I met her at a writer’s workshop about 8 years ago. It was awesome. She wrote cozy mysteries about a housekeeper who solved murders in her hometown. As keepsakes for the book she gave out tiny feathered dust mops with book covers connected for one book and other paraphernalia to match her other books. I still have that little dust mop.


Oprah always asks, what do you know for sure?

What do I know for sure? Lol, with all of the voices yelling in my head to come to life and tell their stories, I know being an author is the life I am supposed to live.

Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?

Sure. My next book is titled, “Tripping Prince Charming” it’s a romance consisting of three stories that interweave with each other. Book Description: Carmella Candi, Ivy Gardiner, and Lillie-Rose McIntyre are best friends and have been since birth. Strong minded women, who defied the fairytales, tore up the pink fluffy dresses and enjoyed kicking Prince Charming in the teeth. In their lives, they decided who would make the choice of when the ‘happy’ became ever after.

How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)

Email: imtheauthor@gmail.com Web: http://wade-inpublishing.com Blogs: http://wade-inpublishing.blogspot.com http://theinterviewedcharacter.blogspot.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jumpouttheboat Facebook: http://facebook.com/eywade2


About D.N.A. On the night before a planned family vacation, Debney is inexplicably excluded. After a bitter argument with her mother at being barred from family vacations, especially one so close to her eighteenth birthday, Debney arranges a romantic dinner with her long time crush. During the chaos of dinner turned teen party, she learns of the death of her family. Yes, sometimes relationships in families end tragically. People leave; parents die, and lives change. But does it all have to bring out the skeletons in the closet?

Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked h
ard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical little kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter.

What she really needed to know was did her mother contribute to the ‘accident’? Who is the man repeatedly mentioned in her mother’s journals? Where were the bodies of her ten year old twin brothers, and who is the father of the child she now carries? No matter what the answers are, Debney knows, nothing will ever be the same.
 

Release Showcase!

Two #NewRelease Romances by Ey Wade




Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons has admired and loved embryologist Anabelle “Belle” Lee for a long time. When she comes in for counseling, he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.


Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own, suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing In Vitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.

After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother.


Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.

EXCERPT
Belle stood, smoothed her shirt and tugged at the waistband of her pants, trying to gather her words before opening her mouth. Eventually, giving up. Crossing the room to the closet, she pulled out the Christmas gift bag. From it she placed a couple of the fertility magazines in front of Tyson and stood back to observe his reaction. 

The look on his face transformed from burning curiosity into lip pursing illumination. “Oh. I have this one in my office.” Leaning forward, he tapped the cover of one magazine before shifting back to his previous position. Arms crossed over his body gave emphasis to the movement of his chest and the stretched material of his shirt. Tyson sucked in a deep breath before letting it out slowly and clearing his throat. His glance never left her face. “How soon do you plan on going through with the procedure?”

“As soon as possible. I would simply love to have a baby by Christmas.” Belle smiled softly, unaware of how wistful she looked.

“At this moment, you remind me of a child wishing on a star for a toy she covets. You know this isn’t a game, right? This baby you want would be a living being. Not something you can return when it doesn’t meet your expectations.”

Belle’s smile vanished.“What are you trying to say, Tyson?”

“Hold on, wait a minute...” Tyson stood. Hands held out in front of him as if he thought he had to protect himself from harm, a chuckle escaping.  “Damp down the fire. I’m just observing your reaction and emotions. Counseling in this area is my thing, remember?”

“Yes, I remember.”

“Well this is no different than what I would ask any potential parent. Do you really want to be a parent? A single parent, even?”

“Yes. I want to be a parent.”

Noticing the tears forming in her eyes, Tyson moved closer, pulling Belle into his arms and close to his chest. “You know, you don’t have to use the lab method. I promise you, it would be much more fun trying the old fashioned way. I’m just saying,” He laughed and held her tighter when she struggled to pull out of his embrace. “You have me here. Happy and willing anytime. Anywhere.”



Sunny Verdi Reyes has always wanted the good life. Husband, home, lots of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist, Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, Sunny wants those things even more. Unfortunately, she broke the heart of her fantasy man years earlier, and it's going to take more than wishful thinking to get him back.

At 17, Ismet Honorable O’Neal couldn't stop Sunny from going through with an abortion, so he ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and white picket fence. Now he helps other men become the voice in their children's lives.

Can Ismet and Sunny overcome years of hurt and anger? Or will it take more than love to repair the broken fences?



EXCERPT


Three of the five containers of infant formula slipped from his grasp, falling with the weight of bricks on the ends of his loafers. The pain to his toes was nothing compared with the unexpected sharpness stabbing his chest.

He froze, listening to her voice as he eavesdropped on her one-sided conversation.

“Belle, will you stop talking? All I asked was what size should I get? I didn’t ask for a commentary or a price list on the gifts I’ve already bought for my godchildren. Furthermore...”

Her voice slowly faded away, dragging Ismet’s composure with it. He stood, shaking like a leaf and peering between the columns of baby diapers and infant paraphernalia at the woman who had crushed his soul years previously.

Without conscious thought, Ismet found himself scurrying through the doors of the supermarket and into his car, the task of purchasing supplies for the childcare center completely forgotten. His main focus was to put as much distance to his memories and reality as possible. Which wasn’t far. 

He pulled the car over as soon as he could find a safe spot and rested his forehead on the steering wheel. He hadn’t expected the sight of Sunny to impact him so hard. After all, he hadn’t seen her in ten years, but would know her anywhere.

She was more mature--at least her body was, but the voice was still the same. As was his reaction to her. Heart palpitations, joy, lust and retreat. Yes, same-o-same-o.

The last time he’d seen her, he’d run. Run from her, his home, and what had become the end of his life. That night was the death of his dreams. A night he’d done his best to keep buried. Seeing her unearthed all of that. He was shaken to his roots and his mind reflected the turmoil. Spilling its secrets...

“You really gonna let her make you do this? You gonna let her kill our baby?”

“I don’t have a choice. She’s my momma. I’ve only been sixteen two weeks and here I am pregnant with a baby. Met, what can I do with a baby? How can I finish school? Go to college? I can’t be a mom right now.”

“I thought you loved me. Wanted our baby.”

“I do.”

At the touch of her hands on his shoulder, he shook it off. The contact seeming to burn him with desire and freeze his heart at the same time. This was the person who, in one night, sent him soaring to the sky with the announcement she was pregnant, and then casually tossed him to the pits of hell with the plans for an abortion.

She sat quietly, gaze transfixed by the movements of her fingers in her lap, while he opened the door of the car and went to sit on its hood. With every step, he wanted to fall apart.

There was nothing he could do. Nothing or no one able to help him. Sunny was right, they couldn’t go against her mother’s demands. If only it were  possible to make her carry the baby and then give it to me. Would she even contemplate the thought? 

With a small turn of his head, he glanced in her direction. There she sat, stone-face in the car. He wondered if she truly cared. If the whispers of love she’d mouthed for years was simply the fantasy of a teenage girl deep in the throes of her first relationship. Did she even care for him with the same intensity he cared for her? From the corner of his eyes he watched Sunny staring, as if she were unable to move and join him.

The hurt was a physical tearing in his chest that radiated into his back. It wasn’t possible Sunny felt anywhere near as helpless and devastated as he was feeling. She had the upper hand. It was her body, her child--until it was dead. The finality took the last bit of strength from his body and he fell across the hood of the car, deep sobs tearing his heart apart.

The thud of the metal hitting metal roused him from his misery. A simple hug would’ve meant a lot. A word of comfort or remorse would’ve been a balm to his spirit. Instead, he watched her shoulder her purse. Without a glance in his direction, she strolled up the concrete path to her mother’s house. The taps of her heels on the sidewalk, the closing snap of the front door, marked an end to his wishful dreams--and echoed in his nightmares for years.




Ey Wade considers herself to be a caged-in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genres. She is the mother of three adult daughters who were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey' to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. She had the constant need to speak, and writing and telling stories became her way of socializing.

Ey was inspired to write Ribbons and Belle by the controversy over abortion and the vitriol with which women who choose abortion are attacked. People tend to overlook the fact there may be medical reasons. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. Ey decided to make it more about the father, what his wishes may have entailed, and how abortions also affect fathers-to-be.

For more information on Ey and her writing, you can visit the following:

Amazon Central Author Page: http://bit.ly/EyWade-Amz
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/EyonGReads
  

Lena Sledge's Blog... Books, Reviews and Interviews: Interview with Author Ey Wade
Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard. When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. READ MORE

Interview with me by Matt Posner-
What's your name, where are you from, where do you live?
Well, if I told you the name my mom gave me at birth, I would have to gag, so let’s stick to Ey Wade. I was born, reared, and have spent the majority of my life in Texas. That is, if you don’t count the year or so I lived in Alaska as a child.

What do you write and why do you write it?
I write to free my mind and to share things I ‘think’ I know. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, mystery, romance, or children books, my hope is to entertain while educating and getting the reader to think.

Recommend to readers a book you have written.

If I could recommend only one of my books it would be Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History. This book is the only one of its kind because it includes the biography of people from every race and ethnicity which contributed to the growth of America. The book also boasts of links and videos and can be purchased from all major online book stores.
Here is Ey's book trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2E17lfBdM&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
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Interviewed by Tim Ellis 

 

Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews:

DNA - Nothing Would Ever Be the Same by Ey Wade


Truculent and defiant teenagers are not unusual, but ones that have to face one tragedy after another and deal with the consequences of their reaction to them are not.  In this story, Ey Wade expertly portrays a young girl, Debney, whose mother fails desperately in the parental love department.  When tragedy strikes, she makes one wrong turn that changes her life dramatically.  An 18-year-old could go down one of two paths in these circumstances – the road to self-destruction or the road to self-fulfillment.  Debney has to find an inner strength to choose the right one.


This was thoughtfully written by Ey, mostly in flashbacks.  Debney is a well-conceived character with spunk and intelligence, and despite the disinterest and lack of love from her mother, or maybe because of it, she is a warm and selfless character.  Her closest friends, although diverse in character are likeable and their mixed ethnicity bonds them tightly.  All the characters in this book were well-drawn, the story is nicely paced and the result is a delightful YA novel.

Excerpt from Tripping Prince Charming by Ey Wade



Tripping Prince Charming
By Ey Wade

The Author Says:  

This excerpt from the romantic play/dramady, Tripping Prince Charming caused me as much drama and trepidation as it did the character Nathaniel .  His love for his lady fair was eluding him. She, Lillie-Rose McIntyre, has endured a very violent marriage and along with her girlfriends,  decided they would be in charge of the path of their love story. Tripping Prince Charming, a fairytale on its own, is written in acts and scenes and tell the tale of three very entertaining,  sweet love stories.

Nathaniel is a man determined to hold the woman from his dreams, in his heart like a precious pearl clasped in his hand. This is a tidbit of his anguish.  


Excerpt:


Nathaniel leaned back on the porch swing of the Gardiner home until his head was resting on the wrought iron frame and he closed his eyes. The metal was as uncomfortable to his flesh as his thoughts were to his mind. Sighing deeply, he searched his heart to try and figure out exactly what he need to do about Lillie-Rose.

 In his heart there was nothing but love for the woman. He knew without a doubt she was the one he wanted to spend the remainder of his life with. The problem was, Lillie-Rose was scared to death. The mere mention of the word marriage and she practically ran away mentally and physically. Not that he blamed her. After living through a violent and abusive marriage at a young age, and an equally violent childhood, he could understand her running in terror. Though he was doing his best to court her slowly with small gifts, attending quiet dinners in her huge hideout of a home, sometimes engaging in extremely sensual make-out sessions, full blown overnight lovemaking and patiently listening to her voiced fears, he was afraid to initiate a conversation that could possibly take their relationship to the final level or kill it where it stood.



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Book Review of D.N.A. - Nothing Would Ever Be The Same by Ey Wade


D.N.A. -Nothing Would Ever be the Same was written by Ey Wade and published by Wade-In Publishing. It is available for purchase at www.amazon.com and you may read more about the author at Wade-In Publishing

Debney’s life up to this point has been uniquely sad. Raised by a mother who showed no affection and a father who couldn’t seem to relate, Debney could have been a problem child, but managed to do things right and becomes valedictorian of her class. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, while having a party at her home, Debney finds out that her entire family has died in a car accident. Although the details are sketchy, Debney’s grief leads her to a wrong decision, which leaves her, not only alone in the world, but pregnant as well.

What Debney does next, and how she handles her life from this point is what Ey Wade’s novel is truly about. The situations and emotional responses are heart-warming and the story is sweet and well-written. D.N.A. is a truly poignant story that will have you shedding a tear and cheering for joy.

I’m giving D.N.A.-Nothing Would Ever be the Same, a 4 spider rating and recommending it to anyone who loves a ‘winning’ story!~ DJ Weaver
 
 

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but our mom theme continues to run all month long. Today’s guest author is Ey Wade. She has written a Young Adult novel full of mystery and drama. It’s called D.N.A. – Nothing Would Ever be the Same, and it sounds very intriguing. What’s also intriguing is the way Wade handled the “If Mom Told the Story” summary rewrite challenge. She did a brief summary of her novel from the perspective of three different mothers from the novel. I have to admit, my curiosity is piqued. You’ll find links to where you can find the novel below. If you enjoy what you read, leave a comment and scroll back to the other Mom summaries.

Debney Nichole Armstrong: I'm not a mom yet, but I have watched over this fellow as he's grown, *rubs protruding belly* well, almost outgrown my body. I think of all of the things we have gone through together, a trip to Italy, the horrible bullying and insults from the kids at school, the death of my family, and worse, my friends abandoning me.


Everyone makes mistakes, me, I see this baby as a blessing. He has saved me and I intend to do everything in my power to pay him back. I will be an outstanding mother, not one who stands out not bothering to come in and be a part of life.

There have been times throughout the story where I have wanted to quit, just give up, but then I think of Nicole. I can't even think of her as "mom," If I did I may follow her path and disregard the life I am carrying as valuable.

Until he arrives, I will continue doing what I am, eating the right foods, defending his right for existence to everyone giving me a hard time, planning for his birth at home, and trying not to miss Giantè too much.
 

Nicole Armstrong (Debney’s mother): I know people may see my actions in Debney's story as wrong and the facsimile of heartless and dysfunctional. I'm not even going to justify anything I have done. I lived for me, my joy in life, my satisfaction. After all, she wasn't supposed to be in the picture, anyway.



Mrs. De Vrie (Giantè's mother): Don't judge me. Sure, I give Debney a hard time in the story, what would you expect? What kind of mother would I be if I sat around and let a smart mouth little rich girl, destroy my baby's life? I practically raised Debney, took her on our family vacations. Let her hang around my house- for days at a time. This is how she replays us, by getting knocked up by God only knows? Well, she won't be blaming my child, Debney better think again.


As you can see, there’s a lot going on in this book. What is it all about? Here’s a summary and some places where you can find it.

-- As she approached her 18th birthday, Debney Nichole Armstrong was preparing for the beautiful future until her plans were torn to shreds. During the chaos of a romantic dinner turned teen party, Debney learned of the death of her family, slept with a few guys, and topped it all off by ending up pregnant. In one horrible night she learned  her past was a fabric of lies and none of her friends were true. Yes, sometimes relationships in families end tragically. People leave; parents die, bullies come around, and lives change. But does it all have to bring out the skeletons in the closet?
What she really needed to know was:


  •  Did her mother contribute to the 'accident'?
  •  Who is the man repeatedly mentioned in her mother's journals?
  •  Where were the bodies of her ten year old twin brothers, and
  •  Who is the father of the child she now carries?
PictureNo matter what the answers are, Debney knows, nothing will ever be the same.

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 Ey Wade is a prolific author of several books in various genres, most importantly - Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History. Visit  http://wade-inpublishing.com to view samples.
 


 

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SEPTEMBER AUTHOR FEATURE
EY WADE

AUTHOR OF THE NOVEL: "TRIPPING PRINCE CHARMING"



Your book "Tripping Prince Charming" was released -What were some of the challenges you faced in writing this book?


My biggest challenge was in trying to get the cast to do as I wanted. The actual story started off as three separate books, each about a girl and her relationship.  They were to 'be' a series of sorts. The characters hated the idea so I put the books into one. When one would end the other would,  begin and the stories would mingle together. This didn't work for them either. The final version of Tripping Prince Charming reads like a TV series or a play with acts and scenes. It is a unique build up of three romances, that follow couples as they learn and grow into a relationship,  it shows the friendship of the women and the challenges the guys face while trying to win the heart of their chosen love.
I began a blog for them at http://trippingprincecharming.blogspot.com


What do you find most stimulating about writing in and of itself?

Hmmm, that would have to be  the process itself. The idea of taking a tiny thought of a premise for a story and turning it into novel worth reading thrills me no end.


Tell us what makes Ey Wade who she is as a person and a writer.

Plain and simple? Life. The everyday grind, the funny, frustrating, unexpected episodes and the mind boggling experiences are what make me who I am. I never see myself as others do. To my family I'm that calm, oddly humorous one. To myself, I'm a boiling pot. Always cautiously ready for an adventure.


Was there one event in your life that shaped who you are as a writer?

Uhm, if I have to think about one exact thing, I would have to say no. If I weren't bound to one thing (based on the question asked...) I could say there are multiple incidents. Everything I write has some element of nonfiction within. Some experience I've had or heard of, determined the idea of the story. Even if that experience was minute or indirect.

Do you have any tips for emerging writers or those that have a story but are afraid to tell it?

To anyone wishing and waiting to get a story out, I would say "write it". If you aren't ready to publish it, put it away for a while, but don't give up on the dream. When it's time, the urge to publish will hit you like a labor pain and nothing you do will stop it. It will 'be' like an unconscious action. A repetitive thought saying,  it is time. That pressure to get your words out will overwhelm all other thoughts, just go with the flow.

Is there anything else you want the blog audience to know about you?

Yes, I would love for them to know I'm not a one trick pony. I write in several genres-- romance suspense, chic drama, YA, children's,  nonfiction, and the best way to know my work is to visit my web page. Wade In Publishing. http://wade-inpublishing.com There they can click on links and pop through the doors of my myriad mind.


Ey Wade can be found on the following social media outlets:

Twitter:  @jumpoutheboat
Facebook:  http:/facebook.com/eywade2
Pinterest: itsmeeywade
Instagram:  imtheauthor_eywade

Waid Books gives a sincere THANK YOU to Ey Wade and wishes her much success with her new novel "Tripping Prince Charming" is available on Amazon!
 
The first book I read by my next author spotlight blow me away. The way she intertwined her characters and the powerful message it conveyed caught me by a pleasant surprise. I experienced so many emotions reading the book, I didn’t understand why. Not until I realized one of the characters hit too close to home. Life happens. It will be okay. These are the things Ey’s book zapped me with. Since then, I have become a fan. Her writing style is different, different meaning, off the charts! Once you read one, you won’t be able to stop until you read them all.
Please help me welcome Ey Wade to Kickin’ It With KeKe

Author Ey Wade

Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genres. She is the mother of three adult daughters that were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey' to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she chooses to socialize.

KC: So tell us, how long have you been writing? 
EW: All of my life and more so as an adult. I suppose I can say the usual and say, I’ve been writing all of my life, but the process of writing to make a story really started in elementary school. When the teacher would have us write the paper on ‘what we did over the summer’, I had to make up something. With seven kids in the house and a limited income. A good, away from home, vacation was a fantasy. When I found out my lies were believable, I decided I would be a writer. Once I began working in the childcare profession, I realized I was good at making up impromptu stories and then when my girls came along, they were fodder to the habit. Then life gave me stories that have inspired great scenes and entire books.

KC: What genre do you write or prefer writing?
EW: I don’t have a preferred genre, and so I write in several. I write creative non-fiction, fiction in the genres of suspense, drama, romance, NA, and children’s picture books. I classify myself as a Thought Provoking Author. I write to inspire, to encourage and to cause others to think. My main goal in whatever I write is to cause a change.
D.N.A.-Nothing Would Ever Be The Same (NA) When Clouds Touch (coming of age/romance)
 Tripping Prince Charming, Ribbons & Belle, Ismet’s Honor (romance)
The Fishing Trip (suspense)
The Perfect Solution (a mixture of suspense/romance)
The Women of the Hill (chic lit)
Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History (non-fiction) and three picture books from a series called ‘In my Sister’s World.


KC: I love your work. D.N.A. and A Perfect Solution are amongst my list of favorite books. 


KC: How did you know you wanted to become an author/writer?
EW: I can’t really say. I just know the feeling has always been there.

KC: What inspires you to write?
EW: Anything that happens in life on a daily basis.

KC: What message do you want readers to take away from your work?
EW: That life requires action. Nothing happens, moves forward or backward without a movement from us. Each story has a prob for some sort of motivation. Hopefully, it will get people to love and live again through any adversity.

KC: How would you describe your writing style?
EW: Hmmm… eclectic and controversial. All across the board without rhyme and a helluva lot of reason. Most of my books have a social theme whether it deals with children at play, history, single parenting, child or domestic abuse, abortions, teen pregnancy, revenge, or simple romance- they all have characters that are relevant and show that real life happens, and sometimes, it sucks.

KC: Who are some of your favorite authors?
EW: There are way too many to mention or leave out.

KC: What are some of your favorite books?
EW: My all time favorite is The Giver. I love the way life was viewed way out of what we imagine as the norm and the boy fought through the sameness.

KC: What is your formula when working on a new project? (Do you listen to music, use an outline, meditate, or simply start typing?)
EW: I just write. I keep a small tablet at hand or I use the writing software on my cell phone.

KC: If you could collaborate with any of your peers, who would it be and why?
EW: Tyler Perry. He has the connections, the audience, and I believe I have the stories he could advance further with. We would be an unstoppable team.

KC: From reading your work, I agree. Something magical could transpire indeed.
KC: What advice would you give aspiring authors?  
EW: Have faith in yourself, Inspiration, dedication, and commitment. 50% has to be the belief in yourself, 30% to commitment to stand by your words no matter what others think or say, 5% to inspiration from the world around you and 15% to sit your butt down and write.Write what pleases you, the way it pleases you.

KC: Awesome advice!
KC: What are you reading currently?
EW: Books on marketing and promotion. I’ve written a lot now I need to become proficient in selling the works. I find marketing to be a hard learning experience. It is a hit and miss process. You never know what will catch a reader’s attention. Just plug away and believe every day is ‘your’ day to get noticed. I use all of the social networks and since the internet reaches the netherworld….how can I lose?

KC: How can readers find you?
EW: Here are my Online contacts:

Buy Link for my latest 2 novels: http://righttolifeandlove.blogspot.com

EW: Website is where I sell directly with the option to all online stores. Through my Ganxy store, books are cheaper and the majority of the royalty goes to me.  Please buy direct, I’ll love you forever.: http://wade-inpublishing.com 

KC: As an author, do you think using social media is a great source for gaining new readers/supporters?
EW: It is. You reach people from all over the world and some you may never have contact with, but whom will buy your work.

KC: Tell us about your latest work?
EW: My 2 latest novels are titled Ismet’s Honor and Ribbons & Belle. Both were released on June 2nd. I call them companion novels. They have some of the same main characters but are stand alone and not a series.

RIBBONS & BELLE: Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons, has admired and loved embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee for a long time. When she comes in for counseling, he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans. Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.

Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul-crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.
After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother. Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.


ISMET’S HONOR: Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.” Husband, home, lot’s of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more. Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier, and it would take more than wishful thinking to get him back. 

At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence. Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children. Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting.
She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.

The inspiration to writing Ribbons and Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to overlook the fact there may be medical reasons that make the ending of a life detrimental for the mother’s health. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the father’s to be.

KC: I’m sitting here like WOW! I have so many books to add to my list.
KC: What’s next for you?
EW: The Fishing Trip is part of a 4 book series from LDA(Life Demands Action). I’m working on The Carjacker now. The Women of the Hill is from another series. Yes, Sam Takes Care of Me its counterpart is- On the Corner of Bluebonnet Lane and Easy Street. I have A novel titled Valerie which is a collection of snaps into lives of women and girls all named Valerie. And I have a couple of series of picture books I need to finish and publish.

KC: Great! I love to hear writers writing.
KC: Do you believe networking is crucial to being successful in the writing industry?
EW: Yes, I do.

KC: Why?
EW: I like the idea of learning from others and being able to share what small amount I know. Why not?

KC: Where do you see yourself in five years?
EW: I would love to be living in a different country, Switzerland or Scotland.

KC: Where do you want to be with your writing in five years?
EW: Universally known for my works.

KC: Tell us something that you live by daily, that we can carry with us that should inspire and motivate us to pursue our purpose?
EW: I believe that life is inspiration. It’s everywhere…


KC: I like to incorporate fun and excitement into my blog interviews during the author spotlight segment. This gives readers insight as to who you are as a person. Fun facts are my way of doing so, plus, I get to learn something about you too.
 
Fun facts:

KC: What is your favorite color?
EW: I like all colors except pink.

KC: What is your favorite food?
EW: Dark chocolate covered raisins and cranberries.

KC: What is your favorite pastime?
EW: Gardening and watching home improvement shows.

KC: Thanksgiving or Christmas?
EW: Both

KC: Books or movies?
EW: It’s a tie. Depends on the mood I’m in.

KC: Winter, spring, summer, or fall?
EW: All, leaning more towards Spring. It can encompass a bit of all seasons.

KC: If you were allowed only one thing with you during the day, what would be the thing you pick?
EW: My phone. It connects me to everyone I truly care for and the works that I do.

KC: Breakfast or Lunch?
EW: Ludinner. I’m not usually hungry until 1 or 2 in the afternoon.

Buy Link for Ribbons & Belle and Ismet’s Honor: http://righttolifeandlove.blogspot.com

Thank you, Ey, for Kickin’ It With KeKe today. It’s been great! I wish you the best.

Until next time, Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, & Be YOU!!

Purple Hugs,
KeKe Chanel
 
 
Ey is the author of Beads on a String - America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History. She has also penned several other novels within several genres. A mother of three and grandmother of one, Ey loves to write, work in the garden, and spend time with her family.

Tell about a family tradition that you enjoy.
 I really love the Easter celebrations. Every year since I was a kid we would meet at one certain family member’s home and have this massive dinner, and humongous egg hunt. As kids we had to stay behind while the adults and older cousins hid the eggs. The suspense was excruciating. Eventually, as that certain family member became too old to hold the hunts we would move into another home until it was my turn to be the host. The excitement in being the hider, and waiting for the new generation to find their treasure is excruciating.

How do you want to spend the last day of your life?
Free of any kind of pain. Not rushed and not knowing it was going to be my last day of life.

Share a compliment you received recently.
Someone told me I was a fantastic writer and just from reading one of my books has asked me to collaborate on a project. That’s the biggest compliment ever.

What seems to be the biggest problem in your life right now?
Oh, where can I start? All of my problems are big peace-of-mind-stealing, lint-in-pocket, constant-pain-in-back-and-hip monsters of problems.

How do you decide between right and wrong?
I choose it naturally. I use discernment and think of three choices. Jail, hell, or mental torture. I don’t want to have to live with any.

To learn more about Ey and her work, please visit:

I think I want to come to your place for Easter, Ey! Around the holidays, I often wish I had a big family with lots of children running around. Then I remember that I’m a writer, and I would probably let my children starve to death while I wrote “just one more page”!

Words with... Ey Wade




Thanks to Ey Wade for this interview
How long have you been writing?
I suppose I can say the usual and say I’ve been writing all of my life, but the process of writing to make a story really started in elementary school. When the teacher would have us write the paper on ‘what we did over the summer’, I had to make up something. With seven kids in the house and a limited income, a good, away-from-home vacation was a fantasy. When I found out my lies were believable, I decided I would be a writer.

Do you have a day job or do you write for a living?
At the moment my job is to find a job. Usually I am a childcare provider. I worked in the profession for over thirty years; own home-based centre until a hurricane destroyed it all. Now I’m fighting the system and stigma of age to find a job. In the meantime, I fill my passion for writing.
 
What do you feel is the ideal recipe for a good novel/story/poem?
 
The ideal recipe would include great dialogue, the ability to touch the reader in some way, and the ability to make your product believable.
What/who inspired you to write and still inspires you?

I am inspired to write by my children, always have been. Things I would love them to read, maybe change the world with the influence I can give them. Belief in yourself, inspiration, dedication and commitment are the main ingredients – 50% has to be the belief in yourself, 30% to commitment to stand by your words no matter what others think or say, 5% to inspiration from the world around you, and 15% to sit your butt down and write.
What books have you written? Do you stick to one genre?
I write in several genres. Suspense/thriller, romance, chic lit, non-fiction, picture books. At the moment I have eight books published: The Fishing Trip (suspense); The Perfect Solution (a mixture of suspense/romance); The Women of the Hill (chick lit); Beads on a String  America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History (non-fiction); and three picture books from a series called In my Sister’s World. All can be found on Amazon.

How long did it take you to write your book/s?
I couldn’t put a definite timeframe on a single book because I usually work on more than one at a time. It’s like having children  I just spread the love and time amongst them. The one clamouring the most gets me first.

How long did it take you to get published? Did you take the traditional route or DIY?
The Perfect Solution was published before, through what I thought was a traditional publishing company. Long story. Short, I now do it myself.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers/those just starting out?
I would tell a writer to write what you believe in, edit, and then choose whichever route appeals to you to get your book published.

Do you have any works in progress?
Lol, several. The Fishing Trip is part of a four-book series from LDA (Life Demands Action). I’m working on The Carjacker now. The Women of the Hill is from another series. Yes, Sam Takes Care of Me  its counterpart is On the Corner of Bluebonnet Lane and Easy Street. I have D.N.A. being scoured by a marvelous Beta reader and soon to be published, and still more WIPs being tweaked.
Which character from your books do you like most/are most like?
In the novel The Perfect Solution, I favour Catrine. I would do anything and everything for the safety of my children. This, if I really think about it, also makes me a heroic villain like Durham from The Fishing Trip.

Where and when do you write – do you have set times during which you write or is it just when the mood takes you?
I write whenever and wherever. I carry a couple of pocket notebooks around and each is separated for three different stories. How does that work, you ask? The top of the book is tan, so one is facing me, then I turn it over (black) and write from the back for another and the third is usually somewhere in the middle, and all are separated with tabs. Not confusing at all. The romance (three stories in one) I’m working on at the moment has its own beautiful, red notebook.
Marketing – the bane of self-publishers – how do you find the experience? Do you have any marketing advice for other writers? Do you use a blog or twitter, etc?
I find marketing to be a hard learning experience. It is a hit and miss process. You never know what will catch a reader’s attention. Just plug away and believe every day is ‘your’ day to get noticed. I use all of the social networks and, since the internet reaches the nether world, how can I lose?

Some of your fave things... Animal? Food? Drink? Film? Colour? Band? Song? Place to chill out?
I love giant hairy dogs, but I have a Terrier. My favourite band is Coldplay and their song Gold in Them Hills keeps me going. I call it my theme song.  I even made a video to it, and my favourite chill-out place is at home in front of the television, flipping the channels.
Which book do you wish you had written?
The one God wrote about my life. There are many things I wish I could change, which He had planned for me. Sometimes, I think He has me mixed up with someone else.

Who is your favourite character from any book and why?
I can’t remember the child’s name, but I love the child from The Giver. He had the guts to see beyond the scenes put before him

Which three authors (living or not) would you like to take to the pub?
1. Dr Seuss, I would really like to know if he were sane. Everyone loved his books, but he drives me crazy.
2. Maya Angelo just because she’s a great writer and she knows Oprah.
3. Barack Obama because we share a birth date. I love the title of his book Audacity of Hope, and I would just love to talk to him face to face.
What would you like to achieve in the next five years?
 I would love to be a known author, mainly for my contribution to the American history book. There is no other like it that I have read. I believe it is the only book to include every race of American in a positive light.

If you won the Lotto, what would you do with all it?
Huge amount? Buy the usual home, car, pay off debts, bank a lot. Then I would help family, friends, and as many desperate as I can.

Now for the creative bit… please finish this story in 100 words or less… There once was a small gecko called Fred...
There once was a small gecko called Fred. Who wished people didn’t want him dead. If only they knew, the tales he could tell. They’d type them and sell them like hell. 

Finally, what question do you wish I’d asked and, of course, what is the answer?
Do you think you will ever make money from the sales of your books? My answer would be… God, I hope so. People go out and buy my books!

Your book/website/blog/twitter links…

My, I have a .com, I twitter @jumpouttheboat, and several other places. I have several that can be found through here, blogs, and I’m on Facebook.
 
 
 

A Wandering Mind is often a Wondering Mind


Inspiring Teens Blog Hop – Guest Author Ey Wade

To celebrate Teen Read Week, dozens of bloggers and authors are participating in a blog hop.  I’m very fortunate to be hosting Ey Wade on my blog.  I’ll take a few moments to get Ey’s thoughts on reading and writing as well as learn a little bit about what she’s currently working on.  Ey has also generously offered 3 free ebooks and one print book (with an autographed bookmark).  Details are at the end of the post.

Teens and Reading

Why do you think Teen Read Week is important? It is important for teens to discover new books, new authors and other readers their own age in reading groups.

How do you think we could encourage youngsters to read more?  Put the books in front of them, make it easier for them to find book sites.

When you were a teenager what books did you like to read and did you have an all-time favourite character?  As a teen, I was into Harlequin and then I got into Isaac Asimov. 

Ey on Writing

Were you writing as a teenager? If so, what were you writing and what inspired you? Did a person inspire you to write?  As a teenager I worked in daycare, I wrote educational books for my little class.  The only the book I wrote then my cousin tossed it, saying it was ‘too old’ for me.

Do you think today’s teens are in a better position if they want to be a writer than you were all those years ago (hee hee)?  Oh, yeah, they’re in a very good position where they can go out and write something and publish it tomorrow whereas, when I was young, I got a lot of rejection letters and I used to pin them on the wall like wallpaper.

What advice would you give a youngster who enjoys writing?  Keep on writing, collect notebooks and write, research and people read what you write. 

Ey’s books

What is your latest book about? 

Tripping Prince Charming is about three women who don’t fall into the Harlequin party line. They intend to be in control of every aspect of their lives, even romance, until three men come along to show them fairy tales can come true.

Are you working on anything new at the moment?  In my current project there is a teen-aged girl who makes certain choices that younger girls seem to admire, and she encourages them not to make the same choices. 

What do you love about being an author? I love being able to express my dreams, and get feedback and opinions from others. 



 

Featured Author - Ey Wade

 
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Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard. When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world.

I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. Using pen (same one for the past eleven years) and paper, laptop and as a new favorite the word program on my cell phone. I have found I can write anywhere with that little contraption and my focus is intense. Has to be with those tiny keys, right? And then I just email to myself and copy post into my manuscript.

Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known who they were then) who wanted The Perfect  Solution and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock. After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had my rights returned and now, I am back. I tried the querying again, but became frustrated when it seems the agents’ rules are so varied, too confusing for me. Not to mention the rejection letters can be soul crushing. I received a lot of positive reviews for The Perfect Solution when it was first published and yet when I began querying one agent informed me no one would like the book and yet it deals with negligence in the child care system.  So, off I ran on my own. I have recently put three novels, three picture books and a creative non-fiction book into the Amazon and Smashwords systems. I think e-publishing is one of the greatest inventions God has given to the world. I would advise any author to go that route when they have something they feel strongly about.





The Fishing Trip - a thriller, is not based on a real life person, but more on the emotions and anger I feel when reading about another poor child being molested and killed. It does to the perverted what I cannot. You can view the video trailer below.

Oh, and to let you know I do have a stable life….I am the (always single) mother of three daughters who are all grown now, 27, 25, and nearly 20 years old and I home schooled them on a string and a prayer. Though it may seem as if I am a bit scatterbrained I was able to school them into college by the age of seventeen and sixteen. The two eldest have graduated, yeah!  I am the drooling proud ‘Lovey’ of a baby boy named Jett Parker Ellington and that’s me and my writing life in a nutshell.

Please stop by and visit me at my Website, on Facebook, or Twitter


You sound like a star burst, Ey. Organized chaos. Seems you've managed to scape up all those broken bits of egg and make an even better shell. I too got mired in PA, but unlike you wasn't clever enough to get my rights back. I do this summer and will release a rewritten version then. Good luck with everything, You are an inspiration to the rest of us.

 
  Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes!!!  Julies Book Review


 EY Wade Day 1



Paisley has dreamed of this connection all of her life, held him in every pulse of her heart, glimpsed him from the corner of her eyes, like wisps of the future - drifts from past.

Malachi chased her in his dreams.... across a life time, seeing, but never touching.

And that’s how they lived their lives, continuously rushing past destiny. Reaching for each other, only to have their steps redirected.


When clouds touch, they create an affair of the heart. Will the heart be strong enough to accept the challenge?


link to the trailer of the book.


EY Wade Day 2

           Ey Wade's~ When Clouds Touch                              "They create an affair of the heart"

 

 
“ I knew in my soul, I loved you before we ever met.”

Paisley has dreamed of this

connection all of her life. Held him in

every pulse of her heart. Glimpsed him from the corner of her

Eyes. Like wisps of the future - drifts from past.

Malachi chased her in his dreams ....

Across a life time. Seeing, but never touching.

And that’s how they lived life, continuously rushing past destiny.

Reaching for each other, only to have their steps redirected.

When clouds touch, it becomes an affair of the heart. Will the heart be strong

enough to accept the challenge?
 


“So, what does a fellow do when the father of the woman he loves, just doesn't have the same feelings for him? The video at the end makes me think of all the trouble Malachi has when trying to convince Paisley's dad about how much he loves the man's daughter.
An Affair of the Heart
“Mom, yes I understand what you are saying, that’s why I’m calling you. I’ve only been gone four hours. Everything is fine. I’m perfectly okay with Malachi. Where did you think I would be? Did you get my note?”
 “Note? Note?” Annie’s voice rose an octave on the repeat of the word. A sure sign she had lost all control. “Do you think a few short abrupt sentences explain your action? Do you believe they excuse the way you have left your father and I on the verge of terror? We had no idea where you were or how you had gone. You can’t drive because of your vision. Did you call a taxi?Are you okay? Tell me where you are and we will come and get you.”
 “I’m not coming back there.”
“Paisley, honey you aren’t planning anything drastic are you? You were so upset last night. Please, I will talk to your father, make him see we want you happy. Have him change his mind about Malachi. Just come home.” “I’m not coming there, Mom. It’s not my home, its the family home. I moved out and the two of you moved me back in. Took away my freedom, my love, and tried to push me back into the role of a naive child. I can’t return to that.”
 “Then what are you going to do?”
 “I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks with Malachi, marry him, and then I’ll return as his wife to confront you and Oto-san.”
 “What? You’re going to-” Annie MuRong yelled to her husband, calling him to the phone relating everything Paisley had said to her. Her voice on the line was immediately replaced by her husband’s angry demanding tirade.
 “Paisley Tenshi MuRong, are you serious? You will marry this man?”
 “Yes, Oto-san. He’s returning our family’s honor. Isn’t that what you were complaining about the other night? It is my destiny to be with him. Today was an impulsive move. No one was there to spy on me and I called him. It is a good thing I did, he was leaving town. One minute longer and I would have missed him. Its as if it were planned in the stars. Believe this, I’ll be alright. When I return, I’ll come there.”o, there is nothing I can say?”
 “Yes, there is. You can give me your blessing.”
“I will always wish the best for you, Paisley. I want you happy.”
 “Then rest and know that is what I am. See you in a few days.”
 “Before you hangup, let me speak with Mr. Dae.”
 “Oh Oto-san, please don't embar...”
 “Put him on the phone, now.”
 “I hear you, Sir. We’re on speaker.” Malachi’s voice joined the conversation.  “So, don’t try to chew my head off.”
 “Mr. Dae, if you were here in front of me, your head would surely be torn off. At this moment, I can only bow defeat, you have won. I see now, this urge to have a relationship was not an infatuation between you and Paisley. I have to accept that. I have to be satisfied with the choice she has made and believe it will be for the best. What I want to know from you, Mr. Dae are your plans? What now?”
 “Now, Sir. I intend to spend the next few days helping your daughter to heal her spirit, to erase the memory of the heartbreak we both felt at our separation.  To show her love, mentally, verbally, and of course physically. Before all of that, I intend to marry your daughter. It will be a Gandharva Vivaah, a marriage of love because that’s what your daughter and I have for each other. And then I hope to come home and be embraced in your arms and accepted like the son I intend to be to you and Paisley’s mother. The same dependable, loving son I am to my parents. Hopefully, you won’t grab me around the neck and shake me the way my father does when I do something he disagrees with.”
 “Keep that hope, Mr. Dae. I’ll speak to you on your return.” Mr. MuRong disconnected the call.


Ey Wade Day3

Ey Wade's~ When Clouds Touch


The chair legs scraped loudly on the kitchen floor when Frankie MuRong pushed away from the table and strolled through the sliding glass doors to the backyard. He knew where he could find Paisley, on his way in the house through the patio door, he’d seen her diving into the pool.
The pool he’d had built for her after she watched a movie about a mermaid. As a child she became convinced she was a mermaid and they had stolen her and removed her ability to swim. She'd demanded lessons and learned well, determined to one day get to the ocean and swim far away. Where she would finally be happy.

 Choosing to sit under one of the many trees provided to keep the area well shaded, he watched his eldest daughter. Her strokes were swift, long, hard, and angry. Back and forth she swam across the Olympic sized pool like a fish stuck in a bowl. Over and over until without warning, she stopped in the middle, treading water and crying. Her back was to him but he could hear her clearly. Her sobs echoed through the water, vibrating into his soul and he wanted to cry with her. He’d only seen her as a rebellious, recalcitrant child. Never imagining her to be so sad and heartbroken.

Looking up as a hand was placed on his shoulder, he stared into the weeping eyes of his wife. The tears falling from her eyes simultaneously with the ones dripping from the tips of his lashes, landed on the back of his hand and mingled. Sitting next to him on the cool grass, she whispered into his ear. Silently, he listened. He listened to her reminder of how his great-grandfather had not accepted the love of his own Chinese grandfather, and the family had not been destroyed. He remembered how he’d felt when Annie’s family wanted to keep them apart. How angry and frustrated he had been when his parents believed it would be best if he continued his education before he married her. Eventually, he nodded in agreement to Annie’s whispers.

 Quietly, they watched Paisley plunge under the water, propel upward in a rise as if she would break free to reach the heavens, only to return to earth. Where she beat the water in anger until it rose and slapped back in its incapability to give her what she wanted. Spotting them, she swam to where they were, wiping her face and wringing her hair. Her habitual demeanor of porcelain beauty and obedience back in place.

Ey Wade Day 4

Ey Wade's~ When Clouds Touch

"They Create an Affair of the Heart"

"By the way, I really hated her father.  Really.  Really really.  I think I hated him more reading it the second time."
 


These are the encouraging words of my publisher at Inknbeans Press, yes, encouraging because it lets me know I got the point across. More important, it made Mr. Frank MuRong chuckle. This fellow cares none about your feelings. Mr. MuRong is the father of Paisley, one of the main characters from When Clouds Touch. He's stubborn, rude, opinionated, and dislikes Malachi, the love of Paisley's life.


When Clouds Touch is the embodiment of a story of soul mates, Paisley and Malachi.

Destined to meet since before birth, their story wraps us somewhere between loving and caring, wanting the best for someone, while wanting to see them happy, even when it is risky and they must obey the demands of family.

Paisley, a woman of Japanese decent, living with Albinism and heart disease, is meek, yet makes no apologies for seeking what she yearns. Hiding behind the protective fold of her wagasa, she yearns for freedom from her overprotective parents and the love of a man she's known only in her dreams, even at the cost of her health.

Malachi, a man who has visions of meeting an elusive shadow, uses his sense of humor and sensitive side to build their relationship. He's determined to win her love, even against the wishes of her parents.~

 In a few days Mr. MuRong and his lovely wife will be a guest In The Chair and they will shed more light on their hard to swallow personality.

Amused and wanting to know more about my publisher's feelings for this couple, I asked her if I had given them  any redeeming qualities.

   "As for her parents, there were no redeeming qualities.  I couldn't even excuse them as loving their daughter and wanting the best for her, because they only wanted the best for themselves."


Honestly, I couldn't write the MuRongs differently. As a writer, we all understand how this happens. The character comes out and well, shows their true character. You can try all you want to make them different, but somewhere in the novel, the real them is exposed. That's the type of people they showed themselves to be, dedicated and overzealous in the protection of their daughter. My next question was: Does it make the book seem bad? Does it work? And when your publisher comes back with a statement like this-

"Oh, absolutely.  It makes Paisley and Malachi's plight all the more powerful. This is probably the best thing you've ever written, it's like origami, perfectly folded into delicate layers that create a complex yet simple image. It's a touching and beautiful story.  I hope you're very proud of it."

I love photographers  who can tell a story through a single shot, Atsuko12, is one such an artist. As a matter of fact her photo of leaves reflecting through the folds of a wagasa, is one of the inspirations of When Clouds Touch. The ability to protect while being transparent enough to show life, is what drew me to the picture and bought this scene into my mind.~~
 

"Tell me you love me, Paisley. "
 “Aishiteiru, Malachi. I love you.” Without a pause or a second thought, she obeyed his command. He paused for a moment after snapping the shot, living the dawning knowledge revealed in her eyes that the statement was true. What was said casually now showed intensely and beckoned him into that reality.

“Mujhe bhi tumse iskh huwa hai, I have also fallen in love with you.” Malachi fell to his knees, crawling to her as if being reeled in by a lifeline. Until their lips touched, melded, and their combined breath became a sustaining life force, one for the other.

He felt her hands caress his back, his chest, fingers at the buttons of his shirt and he mimicked them, his fingers steadier and quicker, released the buttons at the top of her dress, pulling short when the gap revealed the tiny lace bra underneath. He flicked its front opening, exposing her flesh to his view – a sight immediately covered with his mouth. His need to be closer overwhelming his conscious mind which was telling him to move slower. But it wasn’t his mind, ruling him, it was her hands doing the directing, creating the momentum and he followed her emotions, her rush to fulfillment by caressing her touching her until she lost her control and cried out for him to stop.

He rolled to his back, breathing hard, chastising himself for trying to rush her, expecting to see the sky and realized they were shielded from the elements by the red panels of the umbrella. Its protection allowing only the softest light from the sun through, casting a soft glow on everything. He watched her as she adjusted her clothing, loving the pink on her skin, like the shell of a pearl.


“Is this how it always is under your umbrella, Paisley? Glimpses of light, beautiful color, shadows of leaves, silhouettes of birds, peaceful?”

Paisley lay quiet for a moment, then reached over to button his shirt and rest her head on his chest. Looking through the paper and seeing the world for the first time through his vision. The change in perception made the world a different place, one she had never really noticed.

“I rarely look up when I’m walking. It would probably be a little dangerous. My wagasa had always been my protection, my way of hiding from the world while spying on its way of living. Basically, it has been a tool. You are constantly showing me its real duty is that of love, Malachi. I don’t think I will ever see it the same again. Sobo wanted me to be able to go out and enjoy myself, little did I know she meant, grab a guy and make love under it.”

“I’m sure that’s not what she meant and I better not catch you under this umbrella with anyone else but me.” Kissing her quick, he pulled her to her feet, grabbing blanket and umbrella and pushing them in her hands. “Let’s go, it’s starting to rain.”

Collecting the picnic basket, he followed her footsteps to the car, laughing as they barely closed themselves within before the downpour.

 

Ey Wade Day 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbh0MY2IwiY&feature=player_embedded
 

Connecting Readers, Writers, and Books

 

Thursday Sampler: When Clouds Touch by Ey Wade

In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Caleb and Linda Pirtle has launched a new series featuring writing samples from some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Thursday’s Sampler is an excerpt from When Clouds Touch, a story of two people who battle the odds to find their love and destiny, by Ey Wade.

As one reviewer said:

When there are so many reasons to NOT fall in love, this story gives you all of the reasons you should. The main characters are delicate, each has their own trials to face, yet they are strong enough to love each other. It’s a classic love story set in modern times and I enjoyed every word of it. So many times in life we are afraid to get our hearts broken. But what happens when you love in spite of all of life’s difficulties? When it’s “predestined” love?

The Story

When Clouds Touch is the story of soul mates, Paisley and Malachi . Destined to meet since before birth, their story wraps us somewhere between loving and caring, wanting the best for someone, while wanting to see them happy, even when it is risky and they must obey the demands of family.

Paisley, a woman of Japanese descent, living with Albinism and heart disease, is meek, yet makes no apologies for seeking what she yearns to have. Hiding behind the protective fold of her wagasa, she longs for freedom from her overprotective parents and the love of a man she’s known only in her dreams, even at the cost of her health. Malachi, a man who has visions of meeting an elusive shadow, uses his sense of humor and sensitive side to build their relationship.

He’s determined to win her love, even against the wishes of her parents.

The Sampler

“You know, Oka-san and Oto-san, you two can be a little nicer to Paisley. She’s a very good girl for her age.” Yoshiko placed cups of tea in front of her parents before offering them cookies from the plate on the table.“You should hear how some of my friends talk about their sisters. You wouldn’t believe how they talk to their parents.”

“You are just a child, Yoshiko, and should stay in your place.” Her father sipped from his cup.
Ignoring his words, Yoshiko tidied the kitchen before sitting at the table with her parents.

“I’m really serious, Oto-san. You don’t listen to how sad she is, it’s in every sentence she speaks. Her tears are falling all of the time and I don’t think it’s fair. I never see her happy. You have to let her live or she will die alone like a very sad old woman.”
“You are always serious, my Yoshiko, but I will parent Paisley. You do not understand all she has been through. You have seen how it is when she gets a cold or is in the sun’s rays. You were not there when she died as a baby. My heart was broken.”
“I understand a lot. Maybe I wasn’t there when she died, but I am here when she cannot live. That’s so much worse. Anyway, I’m going to the sleepover to have fun. Something you two never let Paisley do.” Laughing along with her parents, she kissed their cheeks before leaving the room. “Promise me you will talk with her, Oto-san.” Her voice carried back into the room from the hallway. “I will talk with her.”

 

Saturday Sampler: Ismet’s Honor by Ey Wade


In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Caleb and Linda Pirtle is showcasing some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Saturday’s Sampler features an excerpt from Ismet’s Honor by Ey Wade. This story will break your heart, make you angry, gasp and most definitely root for Ismet and Sunny. Another difficult subject is tackled in this story. We get to see the other side of paternity, the father’s side and their rights to their children. Ismet is their hero who fights for their rights

About Ey Wade:

Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated self-published author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genres. She is the mother of three adult daughters that were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey’ to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she choose to socialize.

The inspiration to writing Ribbons and Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to over look the fact there may be medical reasons.

Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the father’s to be.

The Story


Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.” Husband, home, lot’s of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more.

Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful thinking to get him back.

At seventeen, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence.

Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children.

Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting.

She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.

The Sampler

–“You really gonna let her make you do this? You gonna let her kill our baby?”

“I don’t have a choice. She’s my momma. I’ve only been sixteen two weeks and here I am pregnant with a baby. Met, what can I do with a baby? How can I finish school? Go to college? I can’t be a mom, right now.”

“I thought you loved me. Wanted our baby.”

“I do.”

At the touch of her hands on his shoulder, he shook it off. The contact seeming to burn him with desire and freeze his heart at the same time. This was the person, who, in one night soared him to the sky with the announcement she was pregnant and then casually tossed him to the pits of hell with the plans for an abortion.

She sat quietly. Gaze transfixed to the movements of her fingers in her lap, while he opened the door of the car and went to sit on its hood. With every step, he wanted to fall apart.

The hurt was a physical tearing in his chest that radiated in his back. It wasn’t possible Sunny felt anywhere near as helpless and devastated as he was feeling. She had the upper hand. It was her body, her child- until it was dead.

The finality, took the last bit of strength from his body and he fell across the hood of the car, crying loudly in despair. The deep sobs tearing his heart apart. The thud of the metal hitting metal roused him from is misery. A simple hug would’ve meant a lot. A word of comfort or remorse would’ve been a balm to his spirit. Instead, he watched her shoulder her purse and without a glance in his direction, she strolled up the walk to her mother’s house.

The taps of her heels as they walked the sidewalk to the front door, the closing snap, an end to his wishful dreams. Each a part of the collection of sounds that echoed in his nightmares for years.

They were the symphony of the end of his life and the catalyst to many changes.

 

Monday Sampler: Ribbons and Belle by Ey Wade


In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Caleb and Linda Pirtle is showcasing some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Monday’s Sampler features an excerpt from Ribbons and Belle by Ey Wadea novel of love and loss and the heartbreak of controversial decisions.

As one reviewer said: I thoroughly enjoyed Ribbons and Belle, every luscious and poetic read. Ey Wade has the gift of drawing the reader in allowing them to experience her characters. I felt and knew Belle and was with her on this journey.

 The Story

Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons, has admired and loved embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee for along time. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans.

Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.

Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own-suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.

After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother.

Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.


The Sampler

“So, are you saying your plans will never include a man? A man who has no intentions of being a participant in an affair for friends benefiting off a burning desire? You have no time for a man who has a wish to have a lasting relationship”

“Honesty, I hadn’t figured a literal man in the picture at all. My mind is to do what I need to do to be happy and fulfill my goals.”

“A literal man? What does that mean? What are your goals? What do you have planned in your life that you are so sure I, a literal man, couldn’t be a part of?”

Belle stood, smoothed her shirt and tugged at the waistband of her pants- trying to gather her words before opening her mouth. Eventually, giving up. Crossing the room to the closet, she pulled out the Christmas gift bag.

From it she placed a couple of the fertility magazines in front of Tyson and stood back to observe his reaction. The look on his face transformed from burning curiosity into lip pursing illumination.

“Oh. I have this one in my office.” Leaning forward, he tapped the cover of one magazine before shifting back to his previous position. Arms, crossed over his body gave emphasis to the movement of his chest, and the stretched material of his shirt. Tyson sucked in a deep breath before letting it out slowly and clearing his throat. His glance never leaving her face. “How soon do you plan on going through with the procedure?”

“As soon as possible. I would simply love to have a baby by Christmas.” Belle smiled softly. Unaware of how wistful she looked.

“At this moment, you remind me of a child wishing on a star for a toy she covets. You know this isn’t a game, right? This baby you want would be a living being. Not something you can return when it doesn’t meet your expectations.”


Book Promotion~ Tripping Prince Charming

"Once upon a time there were three little girls without a love of their own..." -Tripping Prince Charming. 
 
Tripping Prince Charming. Three strong, independent women with no time for romance or girlish notions of knights in shining armor meet their match in three lovestruck men determined to make them believe in Prince Charming and happily ever after. *Buy it on Amazon* 
 
Excerpts: *Ivy & Bernard- A Thorn in Her Pocket: “Did you really mean to wet me like this?”
 
 “Oh no,” Bernard chuckled self-consciously along with her. "Well, not as much as this, for obvious reasons.” With a nod of his head, he indicated the appearance of her hardened nipples, literally naked through the sheer material of her thin white shirt. “Honestly, I’d thought a few drops would fall on you and then I could have played the hero and offered you drying materials, and afterward we would have a full conversation instead of the cursory ones we have inside the building. Unfortunately, when I turned the corner at breakneck speed, trying to catch you before you drove off, I stopped short at the sight of you on the bottom steps and the water sloshed out of the glass. Stupid me trying to keep it from tilting, dropped a book, reached for it, and the glass tilted anyway and here we are.” 
 
 
Ivy, standing with mouth gaped, listened intently. She was infatuated. The fact he knew her name and had gone through such ridiculous tricks to get to know her better, made her care less how he met her, but extremely happy, he had finally taken the initiative. “Are you okay? Are you in shock, Ivy?” Bernard snapped his fingers in front of her face. “You haven’t said a word or changed expression in the past two minutes." "Yes, I’m fine. Kinda glad actually, I was sitting here trying to figure out how to ‘casually’ bump into you and now it’s done. We can’t go out for a cup of coffee with me looking like an advert of a bar contest. Can we set a date for a rain check?” “Yes, of course. Give me your phone and I’ll put in my number. That way you can call me whenever you’re ready to set the date.” With an ease that kept her calm, Bernard took the cell from Ivy’s slack fingers, tapped his number in, returned her phone and was stepping back before she could react. “Now, remember, Ms. Ivy Gardiner, I’ll be waiting.” And with that he turned and walked away. Whistling as he went. **Lillie-Rose & Nathaniel- In All the Right Place: If it weren’t for the fact, just the thought of Nathaniel caused her to do something that made her look like a fool, she would probably try to get to know him better. She had no idea where she stood with him behind the occasional comment on her clumsiness. It seemed as if every time they happened to meet, she did something totally asinine. With a blush of shame she remembered their most recent encounter. Just that very morning, she’d gone into the electronics supply store near her home to price a new flat screen television. While browsing and not paying attention to the people around her, she rammed the wheels of her basket into the heels of a fellow customer. Totally ashamed and apologetic, she pushed the basket aside and grabbed the sleeve of the poor man’s shirt with the intention of showing immediate sincerity and comfort. And just as her luck would have it, she almost died of embarrassment when the man turned around and she found the scraped leather turned out to hold the bruised heel of Nathaniel Henry. Remembering the pained look on his face made her want to cringe all over again. Feeling as if she were touching a flame, she’d quickly released the grasp on his arm and pushed her hands into her pockets. Nathaniel smiled, more like grimaced slightly, as he turned his foot to examine the wound on his heel before dismissing it as trivial. “Do you have a vendetta to cause me as much pain as possible, Lillie-Rose?” There was just enough humor in his tone to make her relax. “No, of course I don’t. I’m so sorry.” To gain a few seconds to compose her heart rate, she stepped back a few paces so she could see his face without having to lean her head too far back. “I didn’t know it was you.” “I’m sure you didn’t. Is this the way you treat all of your male acquaintances? This is what... the fifth time we’ve run into each other? I’ve always gotten the worst end of the deal, let tell you, it’s unnecessary. You’re beautiful enough to get any man you want without stooping to maim the guy in order to get him to go out with you.” She’d just made up her mind she would apologize to him for their previous accident ridden encounters and here he was causing a scene. Gritting her teeth, Lillie-Rose took a deep breath and swallowed hard to stem the retort that wanted to rush out of her mouth. “Listen, Nathaniel, l-I’m not usually so clumsy,” She paused at the obvious sardonic lift of his left brow. “Well, okay, I must admit I have been having way too many incidents when it comes to you, but I can guarantee you if I wanted to date someone I would just walk right up to him and ask…. would you like to go out for coffee or something.” “And I would say yes, let’s go, though I would prefer the ‘something’. Are you finished here? I’m ready.” “Wha….?” “Are you chickening out?” “No, yes, I wasn’t asking you out, Nathaniel.” “Why not? You owe me.” He turned his leg and slid his pant leg up so she could see the redness of his heel. Lillie-Rose closed her eyes briefly. Even the site of his sore, painful heel couldn’t douse the flame that was about to burn her alive. The man had gorgeous muscular calves and the flexing movements of his smooth flesh did nothing to stop her mind from wondering what the rest of his leg, his thigh, and his body would look like exposed. She moved a step back and almost jumped out of her skin when he took one step forward and his hand snaked out and grabbed her arm. “Careful or you’ll knock over those laptops.” Shaking his hand off, she stuffed her hands in her jean pocket, unaware the movement tightened her blouse and showed the telltale evidence of his effect on her. “Are you afraid to go out with me Lillie-Rose?” “No, I have no fear, at all.” Nathaniel smiled and looked pointedly at her breast. “Then it definitely has to be something else.” Following the trail of his eyes to look down at herself, Lillie-Rose hurriedly removed her hands from her pockets and tugged at her blouse. “Geez, Nathaniel. So you have an effect on me.” Deciding that bluntness was the only way to go, she sighed and threw caution to the wind. Nothing could happen in daylight and especially not in the middle of the electronics department of Gadgets and Geeks, she moved as close to him as possible without stepping into his clothes. Once their bodies touched she moved ever so slightly until her hardened nipples were rubbing against him. Since she was shorter than he, this meant her face was aligned exactly with his breast. Using the same slow, gentle movements of her body, she turned her head and face from one cheek to the other and let out a deep breath. The movement of her lips and the heat from her breath against him caused his breast to mirror hers. “I see I have the same effect on you.” “No, this is the effect you have on me.” For a brief moment he pressed her backwards into the counter and mimicked the movements she had made by slowly twisting his hips. The hardness of his groin, making more of an impression on her in the millisecond they were close and caused more damage to her system than any molten lava of a volcano could do through a path of trees. She sucked in her breath sharply and thought she would pass out from the quick lack of oxygen. “Don’t play with fire little girl unless you’re willing and able to put it out.” Then he released her and strode away in the opposite direction as quick as he could. Feeling chastened, she made her escape and had been sulking in her office ever since. One minute thanking God they had been in a public place and she hadn’t made a complete fool of herself and the next moment ticked off because she hadn’t made a complete fool of herself. ***Carmella & Franklin- The Cooking Class: Entering the elevator, Carmella stood against the wall, crossed her arms and rested her back on its cool surface. She really wanted to spend more time with him, but hadn't gotten brazen enough to initiate the asking. Franklin stood facing the door, fiddling with his coat button and watching her in the door's reflective surface. He cleared his throat when he saw that she was watching him. "So Franklin, why are you taking a cooking class?" He coughed. "Huh?" "Why are you taking a class? You don't have a wife or girlfriends you're trying to impress, do you?" "Uhm, no." "Then why take the class? It's not like you ever pay attention." She pushed away from the wall as the doors opened to the basement floor parking garage. "If you were acting like one of the other hundred guys who've taken the class, yet spent most of the evening trying to hit me up, I would think you liked me, but you say nothing." She walked through the door, pulling his sleeve as she exited. "Come on. My car is over here." He followed her without telling her he knew her car, had known it for weeks before he’d decided to take the cooking class. For one thing it wasn't hard to remember her car; no one else he knew drove a little red Aston Martin, and for the past year they had attended the same church even though he tried to stay out of her way. "How can you afford this car teaching people how to cut onions and celery?" "I cut a lot of onions and celery." "Right." "You know, Franklin." She pushed the required tab on her key fob and opened the car's door. Sliding into the driver's seat she placed her finger near the button that would start the car and paused. "If you want to wait until you have gone through a few more classes before you ask me out it's okay. I won't tell you ‘no', but please ask before you cut your fingers off. You are lethal with a knife." She started the car. "Besides, I don't think it would be fun to date someone without fingers. You won't be able to use chopsticks." Carmella laughed, pulled the door from his hands, before slamming it shut and driving off. At the first stoplight she pulled out her cell, pushed her earpiece in her ear and made a conference call to her two best friends. Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genres from non-fiction to children's books, is an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share. She is the mother of three daughters that were previously home-schooled and are now either attending college or graduated from college and the drooling 'Lovey' to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she choose to socialize. Ey loves to interact with her readers. Find her on: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her fan group, Ey Wade-Simply Writing where she shares freebies and snippets. *Buy it on Amazon*
 
 
Tripping Prince Charming
By Ey Wade


The Author Says:  

This excerpt from the romantic play/dramady, Tripping Prince Charming caused me as much drama and trepidation as it did the character Nathaniel .  His love for his lady fair was eluding him. She, Lillie-Rose McIntyre, has endured a very violent marriage and along with her girlfriends,  decided they would be in charge of the path of their love story. Tripping Prince Charming, a fairytale on its own, is written in acts and scenes and tell the tale of three very entertaining,  sweet love stories.

Nathaniel is a man determined to hold the woman from his dreams, in his heart like a precious pearl clasped in his hand. This is a tidbit of his anguish.  



Excerpt from Tripping Prince Charming by Ey Wade

Excerpt:

Nathaniel leaned back on the porch swing of the Gardiner home until his head was resting on the wrought iron frame and he closed his eyes. The metal was as uncomfortable to his flesh as his thoughts were to his mind. Sighing deeply, he searched his heart to try and figure out exactly what he need to do about Lillie-Rose.

 In his heart there was nothing but love for the woman. He knew without a doubt she was the one he wanted to spend the remainder of his life with. The problem was, Lillie-Rose was scared to death. The mere mention of the word marriage and she practically ran away mentally and physically. Not that he blamed her. After living through a violent and abusive marriage at a young age, and an equally violent childhood, he could understand her running in terror. Though he was doing his best to court her slowly with small gifts, attending quiet dinners in her huge hideout of a home, sometimes engaging in extremely sensual make-out sessions, full blown overnight lovemaking and patiently listening to her voiced fears, he was afraid to initiate a conversation that could possibly take their relationship to the final level or kill it where it stood
 

 


Words with... Ey Wade





Thanks to Ey Wade for this interview
How long have you been writing?
I suppose I can say the usual and say I’ve been writing all of my life, but the process of writing to make a story really started in elementary school. When the teacher would have us write the paper on ‘what we did over the summer’, I had to make up something. With seven kids in the house and a limited income, a good, away-from-home vacation was a fantasy. When I found out my lies were believable, I decided I would be a writer.

Do you have a day job or do you write for a living?
At the moment my job is to find a job. Usually I am a childcare provider. I worked in the profession for over thirty years; own home-based centre until a hurricane destroyed it all. Now I’m fighting the system and stigma of age to find a job. In the meantime, I fill my passion for writing.
 
What do you feel is the ideal recipe for a good novel/story/poem?
 
The ideal recipe would include great dialogue, the ability to touch the reader in some way, and the ability to make your product believable.
What/who inspired you to write and still inspires you?

I am inspired to write by my children, always have been. Things I would love them to read, maybe change the world with the influence I can give them. Belief in yourself, inspiration, dedication and commitment are the main ingredients – 50% has to be the belief in yourself, 30% to commitment to stand by your words no matter what others think or say, 5% to inspiration from the world around you, and 15% to sit your butt down and write.
What books have you written? Do you stick to one genre?
I write in several genres. Suspense/thriller, romance, chic lit, non-fiction, picture books. At the moment I have eight books published: The Fishing Trip (suspense); The Perfect Solution (a mixture of suspense/romance); The Women of the Hill (chick lit); Beads on a String  America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History (non-fiction); and three picture books from a series called In my Sister’s World. All can be found on Amazon.

How long did it take you to write your book/s?
I couldn’t put a definite timeframe on a single book because I usually work on more than one at a time. It’s like having children  I just spread the love and time amongst them. The one clamouring the most gets me first.

How long did it take you to get published? Did you take the traditional route or DIY?
The Perfect Solution was published before, through what I thought was a traditional publishing company. Long story. Short, I now do it myself.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers/those just starting out?
I would tell a writer to write what you believe in, edit, and then choose whichever route appeals to you to get your book published.

Do you have any works in progress?
Lol, several. The Fishing Trip is part of a four-book series from LDA (Life Demands Action). I’m working on The Carjacker now. The Women of the Hill is from another series. Yes, Sam Takes Care of Me  its counterpart is On the Corner of Bluebonnet Lane and Easy Street. I have D.N.A. being scoured by a marvelous Beta reader and soon to be published, and still more WIPs being tweaked.
Which character from your books do you like most/are most like?
In the novel The Perfect Solution, I favour Catrine. I would do anything and everything for the safety of my children. This, if I really think about it, also makes me a heroic villain like Durham from The Fishing Trip.

Where and when do you write – do you have set times during which you write or is it just when the mood takes you?
I write whenever and wherever. I carry a couple of pocket notebooks around and each is separated for three different stories. How does that work, you ask? The top of the book is tan, so one is facing me, then I turn it over (black) and write from the back for another and the third is usually somewhere in the middle, and all are separated with tabs. Not confusing at all. The romance (three stories in one) I’m working on at the moment has its own beautiful, red notebook.
Marketing – the bane of self-publishers – how do you find the experience? Do you have any marketing advice for other writers? Do you use a blog or twitter, etc?
I find marketing to be a hard learning experience. It is a hit and miss process. You never know what will catch a reader’s attention. Just plug away and believe every day is ‘your’ day to get noticed. I use all of the social networks and, since the internet reaches the nether world, how can I lose?

Some of your fave things... Animal? Food? Drink? Film? Colour? Band? Song? Place to chill out?
I love giant hairy dogs, but I have a Terrier. My favourite band is Coldplay and their song Gold in Them Hills keeps me going. I call it my theme song.  I even made a video to it, and my favourite chill-out place is at home in front of the television, flipping the channels.
Which book do you wish you had written?
The one God wrote about my life. There are many things I wish I could change, which He had planned for me. Sometimes, I think He has me mixed up with someone else.

Who is your favourite character from any book and why?
I can’t remember the child’s name, but I love the child from The Giver. He had the guts to see beyond the scenes put before him

Which three authors (living or not) would you like to take to the pub?
1. Dr Seuss, I would really like to know if he were sane. Everyone loved his books, but he drives me crazy.
2. Maya Angelo just because she’s a great writer and she knows Oprah.
3. Barack Obama because we share a birth date. I love the title of his book Audacity of Hope, and I would just love to talk to him face to face.
What would you like to achieve in the next five years?
 I would love to be a known author, mainly for my contribution to the American history book. There is no other like it that I have read. I believe it is the only book to include every race of American in a positive light.

If you won the Lotto, what would you do with all it?
Huge amount? Buy the usual home, car, pay off debts, bank a lot. Then I would help family, friends, and as many desperate as I can.

Now for the creative bit… please finish this story in 100 words or less… There once was a small gecko called Fred...
There once was a small gecko called Fred. Who wished people didn’t want him dead. If only they knew, the tales he could tell. They’d type them and sell them like hell. 

Finally, what question do you wish I’d asked and, of course, what is the answer?
Do you think you will ever make money from the sales of your books? My answer would be… God, I hope so. People go out and buy my books!

Your book/website/blog/twitter links…

My, I have a .com, I twitter @jumpouttheboat, and several other places. I have several that can be found through here, blogs, and I’m on Facebook.
 
 
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IN THIS EDITION:

FEATURE WITH AUTHOR EY WADE


AUTHOR FEATURE
EY WADE

AUTHOR OF THE BRAND NEW NOVEL:  "TRIPPING PRINCE CHARMING"
 

 

Your new book "Tripping Prince Charming" will be released on Monday, September 16, 2013. What were some of the challenges you faced in writing this book?

My biggest challenge was in trying to get the cast to do as I wanted. The actual story started off as three separate books, each about a girl and her relationship.  They were to 'be' a series of sorts. The characters hated the idea so I put the books into one. When one would end the other would,  begin and the stories would mingle together. This didn't work for them either. The final version of Tripping Prince Charming reads like a TV series or a play with acts and scenes. It is a unique build up of three romances, that follow couples as they learn and grow into a relationship,  it shows the friendship of the women and the challenges the guys face while trying to win the heart of their chosen love.
I began a blog for them at http://trippingprincecharming.blogspot.com


What do you find most stimulating about writing in and of itself?

Hmmm, that would have to be  the process itself. The idea of taking a tiny thought of a premise for a story and turning it into novel worth reading thrills me no end.


Tell us what makes Ey Wade who she is as a person and a writer.

Plain and simple? Life. The everyday grind, the funny, frustrating, unexpected episodes and the mind boggling experiences are what make me who I am. I never see myself as others do. To my family I'm that calm, oddly humorous one. To myself, I'm a boiling pot. Always cautiously ready for an adventure.


Was there one event in your life that shaped who you are as a writer?

Uhm, if I have to think about one exact thing, I would have to say no. If I weren't bound to one thing (based on the question asked...) I could say there are multiple incidents. Everything I write has some element of nonfiction within. Some experience I've had or heard of, determined the idea of the story. Even if that experience was minute or indirect.


Do you have any tips for emerging writers or those that have a story but are afraid to tell it?

To anyone wishing and waiting to get a story out, I would say "write it". If you aren't ready to publish it, put it away for a while, but don't give up on the dream. When it's time, the urge to publish will hit you like a labor pain and nothing you do will stop it. It will 'be' like an unconscious action. A repetitive thought saying,  it is time. That pressure to get your words out will overwhelm all other thoughts, just go with the flow.


Is there anything else you want the blog audience to know about you?

Yes, I would love for them to know I'm not a one trick pony. I write in several genres-- romance suspense, chic drama, YA, children's,  nonfiction, and the best way to know my work is to visit my web page. Wade In Publishing. http://wade-inpublishing.com There they can click on links and pop through the doors of my myriad mind.

A pictorial collection of Ey Wade's novels!


Ey Wade can be found on the following social media outlets:

Twitter:  @jumpoutheboat
Facebook:  http:/facebook.com/eywade2
Pinterest: itsmeeywade
Instagram:  imtheauthor_eywade

Waid Books gives a sincere THANK YOU to Ey Wade and wishes her much success with her new novel "Tripping Prince Charming" which will be available on Amazon Monday, September 16th!
 
 
 

Extravaganza

Indie author interview: Ey Wade and the growth of America

 Interview on the blog of Matt Posner. Author of School of the Ages.

Posted by Matt Posner on August 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM

What's your name, where are you from, where do you live?

Well, if I told you the name my mom gave me at birth, I would have to gag, so let’s stick to Ey Wade. I was born, reared, and have spent the majority of my life in Texas. That is, if you don’t count the year or so I lived in Alaska as a child.

What do you write and why do you write it?

I write to free my mind and to share things I ‘think’ I know. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, mystery, romance, or children books, my hope is to entertain while educating and getting the reader to think.

 Recommend to readers a book you have written.

 If I could recommend only one of my books it would be Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History. This book is the only one of its kind because it includes the biography of people from every race and ethnicity which contributed to the growth of America. The book also boasts of links and videos and can be purchased from all major online book stores.

Here is Ey's book trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2E17lfBdM&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Ey modestly did not mention her other books, such as the suspense novel The Fishing Trip and the family saga The Women of the Hill. Actually she has eight books for sale. Here's a complete list at amazon.com:  http://tinyurl.com/3n9vpf3

Recommend to readers a book by someone else.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This is a very haunting book. I haven’t been able to get over how it makes me go through the emotions of anger, hurt, and regret. The history of the mistreatment of the African-American race even when it comes to health care, is disheartening.

(via Amazon) Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive--even thrive--in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio.

Tell an interesting experience from your life as a writer.

A few years ago I did get two books published and felt very proud of myself. I had my book signing and sold 27 books on that very day inside the Books-a-Million and 10 more at BN the next weekend. I had an article in Essence magazine, and many great reviews. But then I stopped and really READ the final product. It was terrible. Not the story or the premise, but the product and I cried foul. I felt horrible. The company (Publish America) I had chosen to publish the books(through the advice of a horrible agent) had botched up the job. In the contract they promised editing and such, but pages were left out and no editing done. I was heartbroken. I was really torn up when I found out an editor from Ballantine books had been interested in the novel and the agent chose not to go with him. How could he have directed me to such an author-mill. I recommend reading Victoria Strauss' blog-Writers Beware if you want to stay ahead of the game.

The publishing game is full of creeps, crooks, and incompetents. I join you in giving the advice that writers need to know how to protect themselves from mismanagement and exploitation.

It is awesome to have a book published and people congratulating you. You feel as if you have finally done something good and right in the world. It's like being a parent. How proud you are of your accomplishment. And like your child you only want them (it) to be seen in the best light. I told myself I wouldn't want my child ridiculed, mistreated, and put out in ignorance so how could I do it to words from my heart? Especially when they are subjects I believe in? I shot my ego to hell and fought for the return of my contract. I'm mad at myself because now I have doubt in my abilities. Sometimes we just have to take ourselves out of the limelight and start over.

I have learned a lot. Write, rewrite and learn for yourself. Don't run on your ego or you will shoot your own self to hell. My time for redemption is near.

Tell an interesting experience from a non-writing job you've had.

 

I work in the childcare profession, owned a home-based center and I can remember the first time I taught a child sign language. The baby was six months old and we had been working on the sign ‘eat’ forever. One day, he woke from a nap and successfully showed me the movement he was hungry. What’s so great about this? The elimination of crying.

 

Give me a link to a funny youtube video

This may not be funny, but it’s original, clean, cute, and makes you smile. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE5QKxpWRVM

 

What an adorable child!

How about some more links for telling us about you?

Some of Ey's many Interviews: 

http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/2011/05/kindle-author-interview-ey-wade.html 

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com/2011/06/interview-with-author-ey-wade-for.html

 

Links to Ey's work:

Nook:  http://tinyurl.com/3pk39e3

ipad/itunes:  http://tinyurl.com/3vzmsng

Amazon UK:  http://tinyurl.com/3v893pu

Smashwords:  http://tinyurl.com/3bbech9

Sony:  http://tinyurl.com/434flq4

Goodreads (reviews and reactions):  http://www.goodreads.com/search?query=ey+wade

Also at Kobo and Scribed

 

 

 

Book REVIEWS: 

mtmathieson.com

D.N.A.


D.N.A. Review by MT Mathieson: is a really good story. A young girl finds herself alone and pregnant. Told that her whole family have been killed in a car accident half way across the world, Debney goes out of her mind and ends up paying a high price. Berated and ostracised by almost everyone around her, this is the story of one girl's fight to do the right thing and carve a happy life for her and her child. Debney is an incredibly likeable character and it's really refreshing to see a teenage mother portrayed as what they most often are: just nice, normal girls in a difficult situation, rather than the stereotypical picture we are usually offered. At times I was close to tears but all the way through I was cheering Debney on.





 

A Beautiful Review of D.N.A.-Nothing Would Ever Be the Same: Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked hard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter. 
 
What she hadn’t known… DNA could ruin your life. D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same is a gripping and engrossing young adult read by Ey Wade. Creatively told in present time and through memories, this novel draws you into Debney Armstrong’s life. 


On the night of her eighteenth birthday, Debney’s life changes forever: Debney loses her virginity to the love of her life, Gianté De Vicari; learns that her parents and twin brothers died in a horrible accident in Italy; and after that, she gets drunk and taken advantage of by members of the football team who were at her house to celebrate her birthday. In spite of all of these events, Debney is an amazingly strong cha
racter ready to take on the world alone even when she discovers that she is pregnant.
 
 
 Worse still, Debney has no idea who the father is. I was impressed with Debney’s ability to deal with estate matters, continue with her senior year, and graduate valedictorian. Especially since Debney’s best friend, Nadine Cook, all but abandons her when the other kids at school terrorize Debney. With that in mind, I wasn’t sure that I liked Nadine’s character, but Nadine grows as a character by the time Debney is ready to give birth. I was happy to see Nadine mature and realize that she really needs to be there for Debney as the baby’s arrival approaches. Gianté believes he is the father of the baby and wants to be there for Debney and the baby, even if she is adamant that he go to college and get on with his life, which made me sympathize with his character. Debney’s strength and intelligence shine when she goes on a TV show to determine the paternity of her baby. Despite the show’s intent to present Debney in the worst possible light, she shows her inner resolve and does not lose her temper with the show’s host, F.J., when he calls her names she doesn’t like. Debney puts the host in his place by using his birth name instead of his stage name, which made me cheer out loud. 
 

With well-developed characters, D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same, which also contains plenty of surprising plot twists about Debney’s family, keeps the pages turning rapidly to the dramatic conclusion creating a thoroughly enjoyable story that is perfect for adults and young adults alike.
 
The Natural Parent~Growing Up Green



Contemporary romance: When Clouds Touch is the story of
soul mates, Paisley and Malachi. Destined to meet since before birth, their story wraps us somewhere between loving
and caring, wanting the best for someone, while wanting to see them happy, even when it is risky and they must obey the demands of family. Paisley, a woman of Japanese descent, living with Albinism and heart disease, is meek, yet makes no apologies for seeking what she yearns to have. Hiding behind the protective fold of her wagasa, she longs for freedom from her overprotective parents and the love of a man she's known only in her dreams, even at the cost of her health.
 
 
 Malachi, a man who has visions of meeting an elusive shadow, uses his sense of humor and sensitive side to build their relationship. He's determined to win her love, even against the wishes of her parents.
 
 

 

Tripping Prince Charming

4 tea review of Tripping Prince Charming. This story or rather three stories in one, as it is about the journey three women take to find true love, starts similar to a play. This part was confusing in the beginning, hence the 4 stars, but the journey was sweet and the story was good. I would suggesst it to others.
 
Tripping Prince Charming has made a second appearance and recommended at USAToday #romance http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/01/13/recommended-reads-jackson-bourne-rochon-nwankwor-deanne/4445869/ " In Tripping Prince Charming, Ey Wade uses a creative way to tell the story of friends Ivy Gardiner, Carmella Candy and Lillie-Rose McIntyre. Written in acts, the interconnected stories introduce the three princes who hope to win the hand of their one and only true love. With music specifically selected for each phase of the courtship, Wade takes us on this creative romantic journey of thrills, disappointments, and ultimate happiness. Read and cheer for your favorite couple. This is truly a modern-day fairy tale for the romantics at heart."

Matchmaking on the beautiful, romance blog of Katheryn Lane. To start off the new year with some great romance, it's great to welcome Ey Wade who's kindly agreed to give me a glimpse of her latest romance, Tripping Prince Charming, which was featured in USA Today's Happily Ever After column! I am really excited about sharing Tripping Prince Charming. It is the first serious romance I've written and came out better than I expected. It contains, humor, drama, and a Initially, my intention was to publish a three book series for a religious publisher, but their rules were so strict, I decided to add the books in one cover one after another. This final version of Tripping Prince Charming is the tale of three romances and is written in the format of acts and scenes. This excerpt is from the Act titled - Matchmaker, How do you handle it when your best friend thinks she knows exactly what you need in life? Often, and without our knowledge, friends see our love life and relationships as a playing field they control. Ivy gets a kick out of pretending she's the world's best matchmaker as you will see in this scene. TRIPPING PRINCE CHARMING Every time she looked in Lillie-Rose's direction, Ivy smiled. She couldn't wait for her cynical friend to meet Nathaniel. Within the few weeks she'd come to know him, she knew he was the guy for Lillie-Rose. They had the same critical sense of humor, but that was where the similarity disappeared, Where Lillie-Rose pretended to be tough, Nathaniel was the epitome of the protective dependable male. Just what Lillie-Rose needed, a prince who would stand by her side and be the husband she'd always secretly wanted? Lillie-Rose walked around the flower shop tinkering with the small items on the shelves. The frequent sideways glance she was receiving from her friend was making her a little nervous. "What are you smiling about Ivy? Each time I've looked up, you're looking at me and smiling. Is it Bernard? Are you so in love you can't see anything but rainbows and butterflies? The love bug has surely eaten a hunk out of you." Ivy laughed. "I guess you could say that. It's funny, but I see the potential for love all "I'm sure you do. From the gushy phone calls I was getting from you and Carmella, you both seem to have cornered the market while I was away these past three weeks." "If you only knew the half of it, you would want to be a part of the love fest." Lillie-Rose chuckled nervously. The gleam in her friend's eyes that she had mistakenly labeled love, now shone for what it really was the freakin', painfully conniving glare of the match maker. "I'll learn it from watching the two of you. Not everyone in life needs to experience love, "Ah, but Lee you'll miss so much." Trying to ignore her friend's look of enthusiasm, Lillie-Rose focused her vision on what was in her hand and almost choked. She hurriedly replaced the small statue of a couple kissing, onto the shelf before moving away to sit on the edge of the desk. "Looks like you're up to something, Ivy and I don't like it." Pointing her finger in her friend's direction, she squint her left eye. "If you're about to pull one of your famous match-making fails, stop right "Come-on Lee, just think..." Lillie-Rose immediately closed her mind to what her friend was saying. The last thing she wanted to be was ‘fixed up' with another one of Ivy's date rejects. Especially when her every free, thinking space of her mind was filled with the image of a beautiful knight standing under a tree. For three weeks she'd prepared files, succeeded in balancing accounts for clients, all of the time chewing her nails in anticipation for her return home so she could finally question Ivy about the beautiful man on the mountain. If anyone would know anything it would be Ivy. Just the thought made her smile, her fantasy interrupted by the sudden squealing peal of Ivy's voice. "What? What happened?" "Oh Lee, you don't know how happy this makes me. You won't regret it." " I'm regretting it already and I don't even know what I've done." "You agreed to meet a friend of mine. He "No, I didn't." Lillie-Rose's quick denial was brushed aside by Ivy's infectious giggle. Yes, you did. I was telling you about him and you were smiling and nodding…" "No, stop. We're not going through that kind "Wait, before we get into the conversation, I have to run to the back. It won't take me a minute. You think you can watch the shop until I get back?" "Not a problem."
 
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Ey's February visit (her view of Black History Month)with Literary Lunes Publications. Monday Muses: Guest post with EY Wade Hi everyone! I am happy to have on the blog today author EY Wade. She’s here to tell us about her experience of being an author :). 
 
Take it away EY! 
 
Dressing the Part With the removal of the warm, thick hooded coat of January’s obscurity, we exit the first month of the year and step into the blatant exposure of February’s stark cold reality. Where scars of old are unceremoniously ripped open, let to bleed and reawaken hurt and pain, all in the guise of history, recognition and celebration. February, the only month of the year I have no choice, but to dress the part and look at myself as being more than just another human. In February I am no longer a common American or a mere woman. I am reminded I am different. I am a Black American. This difference which in actual fact goes no deeper than the upper level of pigmentation of the skin, has been the determining factor of life and death. Success and failure love and hate. I like to think of myself as a very free thinking open minded person. Never see myself as a color nor do I feel as if I should slot myself as a particular race…until someone or some event points it out. In February, the event is Black History Month. In February I pull on my best Baptist Church Lady clothes, slap on the big hat, hold my head up high, poke out my chest and look down on the peons as I sit and watch the lives and deaths of my ancestors being exposed to the world. And I want to cry. I hurt for the ancestors of those who committed those crimes. I cry for the newer generation who do not follow the hateful discrimination of their family members. How disappointed they must be in their forefathers. How tired they must be of having to relive this year after year. I know I am. I’m tired of being seen as a color. I just want to be known for who I am. I sometimes wonder if Black Americans fight a losing battle for equalization because the battle is not against ‘us’ per say, but against a sense of shame. Shame for an action is hard to wipe away. You can apologize for wrongs which have been done but as long as the object of shame is seen, the shame is still there and eventually shame is substituted with anger and irritation and the object becomes a victim again. As long as we (Black people) have been in America you would assume we would now be an integral part of her structure. We shouldn’t have to be paraded in front of the world one month out of a year. We shouldn’t have to repeatedly shove the atrocities committed to our ancestors in the faces of all. These things are facts of history and should be taught to our children on the daily as are all aspects of things that have occurred in America. Though we strive to be like our White counterparts, accepted unconditionally we are still fighting to be tolerated. I call this ridiculousness. In order to tolerate someone or something we have to step out of our comfort zone. The hardest thing in man’s mind is to be tolerant of another or to keep an open mind. We judge without thought because something or someone is different. As an author of color I have to confess the trepidation I felt when having my books published. The doubts I harbor have nothing to do with my ability as a writer, but in the willingness of the non-colored world to accept my writings. To read the words and see people who live through the same kind of situations and handle things in the same way as any breathing individual. We don’t all gang bang, use drugs, or live the baby-mama drama. I laugh now at my wish to keep my face and bio off the back covers. Life is not fair nor is it equal in its praises or recognition. Humans are a selfish entity believing we are better than another because of our race, religion or sexual orientation. The fight for racial and social equalization continues and will continue as long as man breathes. Our unification should grow because of our differences and if we are honest with ourselves we would accept the fact our differences are only skin deep. In religion, anyone can choose which path to follow. In education, we can all go as far as we choose. In sexual orientation, again it’s a choice. In jobs or professionalism, whether or not to be a parent, or who to marry all are conscious choices. If we are honest we will accept the fact, tension in the world boils down to the color of a person’s skin, ridiculousness. We can do all, be all, live in the White House and in the end we are still Black and seen as blight. In the history book Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History chapter three is titled Voices of Change it begins with this quote “There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them are without signification.” 1 Corinthians 14:10 and has a section dedicated to activism and the people who stepped out to confront the injustices directed at people of specific ethnicities. As the author I started the chapter with a small bit of history pertaining to members of my family. These members (father and cousin) fought and succeeded in the desegregation of what is now Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. How many of us cannot find a single member of our family who has participated in the formation of history? It doesn’t matter the color of your skin or your belief system we have all voiced and accomplished a change. We are all significant. This belief is the reason I wrote Beads on a String. In my robes as the home-schooling parent/professor I wanted to teach my daughters to celebrate the accomplishments of all Americans regardless of the labels stamped on their lives. It is a book of great importance and has received outstanding reviews. We, if only seen as a ‘casing’ or a vessel cannot change, as a thinking individual we can cause enormous changes. We just have to be tolerant of the differences and learn from history. Remember history was written in more than Black and White.
 
 
 Are you watching the people watching your children? Another informative article by Ey Wade on Blogging Authors.
 
Who is really caring for your child? As an over thirty year veteran of the child care profession and an author of a novel dealing with the negligence which occurs in the day care centers, I have found myself asking this question repeatedly. As the years have passed, the question comes to the forefront of my mind more often. I have been employed in many centers in the past. Most of which I left deciding to seek employment elsewhere due to their lack of organization, cleanliness, mistreatment of the staff, poor wages and, most of all because of the slipshod attitude and occasional abuse in the care of children. 
 
We as adults tend to worry and frustrate ourselves more with the quality of education for school-aged children when she should be focusing on the care of the infant through preschooler. These are the formative years in which life’s values are ingrained by the time a child reaches 5 years old. Sure, some habits can be changed, but the main foundation is established in the beginning. We as the care-givers can have great influence on the children. I know this because children will pick up our habits and take them home- the way we move, the way we say things. I know this because I have heard from many parents how their child mimics me in their play and in their daily lives, so I try to be a great role model.
 
 The way we treat the children are the way they grow. It’s not just “a lack of home training.” I hear this statement often in the child care system especially when a child is misbehaving. Many children spend anywhere from six to 12 hours a day within one particular center, with one to two adults as their care-givers. What are we showing them? Anger, frustration or the attitude “Do what you want because I’m not your momma”? 
 
If parents only knew the truth, they would just spend more time researching the center. Find out why there is a high rate of staff turnover. Don’t be content with the fact your child’s particular care giver is still there. Maybe they just can’t afford to leave. Parents don’t just grab a lunch menu on your way out of the center and assume that because it looks nutritious, your child must be eating right. 
 
Teachers are to make sure the children eat their lunches, but in some centers the food is so horrible the amount the children given are so minimal that it hurts my heart to place it in front of the child. Drop in at lunch time. Give no advance warning, and you may be surprised. Just because you pay your money to a fancy, well-equipped center that all is well. Centers established to take care of the “poorer” majority of children tend to have more equipment, more food and generally better funding.
 
 As I’m sure you know, most centers are run by the rules of minimum standards-and that is just what is there; the minimum. Centers tend to do just enough to squeeze3 their own standards into Explore your child’s center. Make many unannounced visits. Appear at different times. Walk through the center. Don’t just stop at the door of your child’s class. At most centers that I have worked in (and I have worked in the best to the worst) the teachers are to have activities and lessons prepared. That’s a very frustrating job to do when there are a few or no supplies to Are there Kleenex? Bathroom tissue? Paper towels? 
 
If your child is an infant, I implore you to stop in more often. See if anyone is holding your infant, playing on the floor, singing or playing music. If you always see your child or any child consistently in the bed, swings, or confined to a bouncer, it is probably how he spends his/her day. Again I ask who is caring for your child.
 
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A 5* Riveting Read by Ey Wade - Reviewed by Paula Rose Michelson

So real and riveting it could be the headline of tomorrow's paper if you enjoy drama The perfect Solution - A Suspense Choice by Ey Wade is the book for you! If you like to read about devotion, commitment and love...If you wan to read something that's crafted so deftly one would think it was written for the screen this is the book! There's never a let up in the tension as scene by scene our anxiety builds while we see how individual choices unfold leading us into a deranged woman's plan to take a preschooler from his daycare center and all that unfolds during the ordeal to get him back to his mommy as little Brhin-Krisoffer keeps pleading for his captor to do.


Using every parents worst nightmare and the trauma of one adult who is now traumatizing an innocent victim to show us what can happen and teach us who to prepare our youngsters to overcome the worst that can happen, the author shows us that even love once denied can be reignited through confronting what happened and then putting someone else's need above an old pain.


 As an author, I am often asked what I'm reading for it is widely known that we wordsmiths continue to hone our craft by reading work that entertains, captivates, has clearly defined characters, and enlarges our abilities. Ey Wade's 5 star book has done that for me and more!
 
 

Author Tales - Ey Wade



Tell us something about your writing career thus far. It could be an overview of the whole career or a good event that has stuck in your mind.

The part that stands out the most is the misstep in following the advice of an agent in the first publication of The Perfect Solution. Being a novice I accepted his advice when he directed me away from Ballantine books, (if only I knew who they were then) who wanted the book and pointed me in the direction of Publish America. Needless to say I learned such companies are nothing but paper mills. The humiliation when the book was reviewed in a local paper with all of the errors exposed almost crushed me. As an e-book, The Perfect Solution has received awesome reviews and I have learned from my mistakes. The Perfect Solution was released in print under the publisher, Inknbeans Press and after my publisher's death-rereleased under my imprnt Wade-In Publishing.

About the Author

Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending eBooks, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share. She is the mother of three daughters that were previously home-schooled and are now either attending college or graduated from college and the drooling 'Lovey' to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she choose to socialize.

As a writer she had an essay in Essence magazine, published nine books and had several articles printed in the local paper and magazines. As the single-parent of three daughters, Ey Wade has worked in the childcare profession for over thirty years. Child safety has always been a concern in her life and she has drawn on those experiences to write the novel which has gained the attention of parents, parents-to-be, and child care professionals.
 

All of her books are highly recommendable to your friends, family and coworkers.
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D.N.A.: Nothing Will Ever Be the Same by Ey Wade


Debney Nichole Armstrong’s (D.N.A.) life fell apart when police show up at her door on the night of her 18th birthday, party in full swing, to tell her that her father, mother and twin brothers had perished in a terrible accident during their vacation in Italy. In her grief, Debney becomes drunk and promiscuous and winds up pregnant. She’s newly wealthy and alone living in the pool house because she can’t face living in her home. Now she must discover family secrets and if her brothers, whose bodies were never found, were indeed in the vehicle when it crashed. She must also face the reality of adulthood with a growing life inside of her.

Have you ever read a novel and felt as though you were missing something? Debney is a senior in high school at the start of the novel. She is heavily pregnant and it seems that every child in the school has choreographed themselves to torture her. She’s pushed down stairs, taunted, her backpack taken and held high. When she goes into the bathroom all the girls rush into stalls. She has revenge planned that is not quite Stephen King’s “Carrie” but in the same spirit. Debney is no shrinking violet. Even before the death of her parents she was a mouthy and rebellious child. It’s clear that Debney is intended as spirited and a survivor. She is a character who has been through a lot even before the loss of her oft referenced family. Enough is enough at school after flooding the bathroom and it’s time for her to snap. Thankfully, she can walk out that day, head held high, course work completed with a clear illustration through grades and means that she’s better and smarter than all of them. If being bullied isn’t enough, her mother hated her and edged her out of the family vacation. This isn’t just a teen’s fantasy of a parent’s hate; her mom put it in writing as she did her infidelity. We also have people walking through saying, “Yeah, your mom was a real witch…and here’s another evil thing she did.” She never wanted Debney and sees her as responsible for her imprisonment in a marriage she never wanted.

The subject matter is appropriate for teenagers. There’s no sex education available in this novel except in the obvious after effects. There are some strangish moments such as an 18-year-old who conspires with a friend to lose her virginity to a boy who has promised to be there for both of them when they’re ready. I had to read that one a few times and the scene read much younger than the character, but as it’s not the point of the novel it’s one of those ookie things easily dismissed. Still, this is an appropriate novel for a 12+ audience.

Technically there’s not a lot wrong with D.N.A.: Nothing Would Ever Be The Same. There are a few word use errors that are clearly typos, and one place that I spotted where a name was used when clearly the name of another character should have been in its place. The story opens with Debney being tortured in the present and her revenge in short order and flashbacks to key events follow so that the reader understands the pain that the young woman has experienced. We are constantly reminded of how much she loves her father and how rich he left her and how evil her mother, select adults and classmates are. Adult characters occasionally seem to lend voice to the author in the story in lecturing about modern teenagers and how loosely they treat themselves and their sexuality, and as the intended audience is young reader, that message may hit the mark. Debney doesn’t feel anyone loves her but we, as readers know they do.

If your young adult likes dramatic novels where the worst of the worst happens to a character and that character must either sink or swim, D.N.A.: Nothing Would Ever Be The Same is the novel for them.

 



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