Books Cubed: Ep 23 Zombies!

Good Adventures!

This week on the show, I’m talking Zombies with Zach Bohannon, J Thorn, Lori Drake, and Alex C. Gates. Not too long ago, in Philadelphia, 25 authors got together to honor the 50th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead and created an anthology of zombie scares, Undead Tales: 15 Thrilling Zombie Stories (A Night of the Writing Dead Anthology)
Proceeds go to charity. Grab your delicious copy now!

Show Links:

Undead Tales: 15 Thrilling Zombie Stories

Find out more about J Thorn

Find out more aboutZach Bohannon

The Career Author Podcast

The Writer’s Well

Find out more about Lori Drake

Find out more about Alex C. Gates

What do I write? Thanks for asking. Check out, How to Sex Your Snake, a June Nash MisAdventure. Ebook, audio, paperback, and large print.

More next week! Until then, go read a good book.

Melissa

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3300 miles and I’m still exhausted

 

IMG-4541Love me some Cruise Control

I ran out to Seattle two weeks ago to drive the youngest back to Florida (more school) Too much stuff to ship, and too little stuff to rent a truck. We ended up getting a Dodge Caravan, folding the back seat and one middle seat into the floor, and stuffing the mini van to the gills. 12 hour days took us to Boise, down through Las Vegas, over to Tucson (where we spent half a day, hey Rosie!) Then it was southeast to San Antonio, up to Houston, over to Mobile, across to Florida and straight down the middle, angling east till we hit the Treasure Coast. I think it took 7 days but I slept for about 4 after I got home and I’ve lost track now.

Don’t I know you…

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I’d brought my national parks passport book but was just too damn tired to check and
see if there was anything worth stopping to see. Yes, every national park is worth stopping to see, but when you’re on road for 15 or 16 hours a day, you start to get picky. The only non bathroom/food stop I ended up making was the vista above. And hey look who I found. It’s the giant boulder from Indiana Jones! It’s retired now. Check out its cute little pebbles. Wonder if they’ll go into show bizness too.

 

I’m hoping to hang around the house for awhile. Much as I love a good road trip, this one has me covered for a good long time. Drive safe and Write on,

Melissa

 

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Books Cubed: Ep 22 Four Bullets Ch 8

Good Adventures,

Today, I’m reading chapter 8 from my work-in-progress, Four Bullets & a Ghost.

A newbie detective,

If you need to catch up, go back to ep 4 of the podcast for chapter one.

I’m off on a cross country trip and will be posting from the road. Fingers crossed that the plane ride out is smooth so I can get in some reading. I have downloaded a couple of new books that I’m dying to dive in to.

As always, I’m on the lookout for new reads, so if you have any recommendations  and it’s from an indie author, tell me about it in the comments.

Until next time, go read a good book,

Melissa

 

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Books Cubed Ep 21 – Historical Romance

Good Adventures,

It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m chatting with Carrie Pack and her mom, historical romance author Kiki Meyer. Civil War Brides, cosplay, and writing romance with your mom.

Listen to the podcast instead: https://bookscubed.podbean.com

Links: Cavalryman’s Mail Order Bride: https://amzn.to/2UYC0yk

Carrie Pack – LGBT time travel/romance and Christmas Horror: http://carriepack.com

Book Obsessed Babes – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-obs… Literary Love

Savannah – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literary…

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What else do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra: https://melissabanczak.com/

Or dive right in and get the first book in the series, the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake: https://amzn.to/2BkwTRu

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors

Good Adventures,

I’m recovering from my cochlear implant surgery and not feeling 100% yet, so it’s just me this week and I’m talking about the apocalypse! 

Buy Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors on Amazon.  

Buy Star-Spangled Apocalypse on Amazon. 

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What else do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cubed Ep 19 FT Lukens

Good Adventures,

This week Im chatting with YA Fantasy author FT Lukens about her novel, The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic. Unicorns, lake monsters and teenagers trying to figure it all out.

Links:

Get Rules and Regulations on Amazon.

Find FT on twitter at FTLukens
Contact FT via email at ftlukens@gmail.com

Her publisher is duet press

Like the new Logo? Much thanks to Zach Casavant. Need a logo or other graphic work? You’ll find him here.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. 

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake.

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cubed Ep 18 – Four Bullets and a Ghost Chs 4-6

Good Adventures

Today, I’m reading chapters 4-6 from my work in progress which is tentatively titled, Four Bullets and a Ghost but who knows. That might change. Rather listen to the podcast? Click here.

Ch 1 is here

Chs 2 & 3 are here

What else do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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Books Cube EP 17 Romance with Kate Squires

Good Adventures,

This week I’m chatting with author Kate Squires. We talk romance, chickens, and prized possessions. For more on Kate and her books, check out her website.

As I said on the show, I ran my second marathon at Disneyworld this past Sunday. Am I crazy to consider running the Dopey next year? That’s 4 races over 4 days A 5k, a 10k a half, and a full. Any other runners out there? Let me know what races are favorites.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra.

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Books Cubed: Ep 16 Horror with Jessica Bayliss

Good Adventures,

This week on the show, I’m chatting with horror writer Jessica Bayliss about her novel, Broken Chords. It’s scary and a lot of fun.

Listen to the podcast version here

Links:

Subscribe to Jessica’s newsletter.

Buy Broken Chords on Amazon

Buy Ten After Closing on Amazon

Buy Zombie Chunks on Amazon.

Buy The Host on Amazon.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. 

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit.

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Books Cubed: Ep 15 Remembering Essayist James Grattan

(Corrections: Diana was in a martini glass and yes I do know the difference between comments and show notes!)

Good Adventures,

This week I have a special guest – my daughter Codie and I are reminiscing about my friend essayist James Grattan whom we lost to suicide in 2016.

If you were a friend of James, and I didn’t get the Diana Ross story at the end correct, please let me know in the comments. And if you’ve got James story, share! 

Links:

Buy Notes from an Aging Insomniac here

Rather listen to the Podcast version of the show? You’ll find it here. Or on sites like itunes, spotify, and stitcher. 

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find out why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. 

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake

Need to interview someone and want some great questions? Check out John Fox’s 50 Brilliant Original Questions to Ask an Author.

I’ll see you next time! Go read a good book,

Melissa

ps. Some of these are affiliate links to help support my never ending grocery habit

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