Today’s #WW Author Snapshot is @ToniRakestraw – Check it out!

Author Profile: Toni Rakestraw
Twitter: @ToniRakestraw
Author Site: http://rakestrawreads.com
Blog site: http://rakestrawbookdesign.com
Book Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Title and description: Titanic Deception, Michael Kearney works in a Wall Street firm setting up luncheons for busy executives. He overhears a story about how the sinking of the Titanic was rigged, and he goes home to read his great-grandmother’s journal of her experience surviving the sinking. He finds her story corroborates the one the executives were telling, and he sets up a blog to share the information. He becomes a target; first for an ex-CIA agent/conspiracy theorist who wants to know more so he can prevent the next disaster, then by the powers that be who want to take him out for knowing too much. When his girlfriend is kidnapped, Michael must step up and save her as well as the intended victims in the next disaster.

Readers are transported back and forth from Michael’s story in modern day to his great-grandmother’s experience on the Titanic in this page-turning thriller.

How long have you worked on your WIP, and when do you expect to finish: Started in November 2011 (Nanowrimo) and hope to publish by April 15, 2012 for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

This book is by both John & Toni Rakestraw. Please support these writers by visiting their web sites, and following Toni on Twitter!

You can view this profile and other Author Snapshots at the New Authors link on the left of the Sojourner Mountain page. If you’d like to be featured with an Author Snapshot, just send me a message through the Submit button. I’d love to feature you!

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Today’s #WW Author Snapshot is @TheAtheleSeries. Check it out!

Author Profile: Kaitlin Branch
Twitter: @TheAtheleSeries
Blog site: http://www.theatheleseries.wordpress.com
Book Genre: High Fantasy
Title and description: Sleight of Spirit, book 1 of the Athele Series The Athele series is a high fantasy epic with elements of magic, multiple planes, alternate universes, and a rich mythos. It is set in variable places, but centers mainly on a classic fantasy setting, also including flashes of steampunk, sci-fi, and even the earth we ourselves inhabit (or something quite similar to it).

Melissa Dolloy is a young healer, quickly rising in renown throughout the countryside. But her bright future is doused when she is possessed by a demon. Adopted by a man she hates and unable to even speak her name as any but Morgan, the former healer struggles against those who wish to own her, those who wish to love her, and worst of all, the demon that claims her soul.

Sleight of Spirit will be published in winter of 2012. Please stop by The Athele Series blog, follow, and leave a comment!

You can view this profile and other Author Snapshots at the New Authors link on the left of the Sojourner Mountain page. If you’d like to be featured with an Author Snapshot, just send me a message through the Submit button. I’d love to feature you!

New Author Snapshot! Check out Melissa Gutierrez (@readerwriter83), author of Scars

Scars

Author Profile: Melissa Gutierrez 
Twitter: @readerwriter83
Blog site: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/wordreign
Any other site you’d like to highlight (like Facebook): Goodreadshttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13233901-scars
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Gutierrez/e/B006M0WNK2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Book Genre: Thriller
Title and description: Scars (Victory Series)

Bianca Laughlin was an average college student when she was recruited for the US government’s most secretive counterterrorist agency. Now, eight years later, she is finally able to integrate back into civilian life. Moving back to her hometown with her assistant, Michael Kent, at her side seems easy enough. But when her romantic life is forced to the side by her ever demanding job, Bianca is forced to make the toughest choice of her life.

Melissa’s book has just recently been released, and she’s expecting the printed version any day now. Please show this new novelist support and visit her blog (DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT) and check out Scars. I’ll be adding it to my “To read” list on Good Reads soon.

You can view this profile and other Author Snapshots at the New Authors link on the left of the Sojourner Mountain page. If you’d like to be featured with an Author Snapshot, just send me a message through the Submit button. I’d love to feature you!

Here’s a shameless pitch for my author page The Weathered Journal. This is the site where I compile my personal writings, articles, and photography. I’m getting close to finishing my first novella, THE PRINCE OF GRAVES (a heroic fantasy story), and I’m trying to get this site more exposure since that’s where I’m going to be posting excerpts and updates and the like. Give it a look?

Writers, be featured in the weekly Sojourner Mountain #WW Author Snapshot

Posted this late yesterday, but I want to make sure it gets exposure. I appreciate the the responses received so far!

One of the features here at Sojourner Mountain that I really enjoy is the Author Snapshot.  It’s a brief highlight of new writers (published or not yet published) and what she or he is currently working on. So Sojourner Mountain gets fresh content, and I get to meet some awesome writers.  You get some additional exposure, plus you’re helping build a supportive new writer’s community.  Everybody wins.

You can see previously featured Snapshots here. The rest of the article is here, including how to participate, HERE.