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Beth Wasko
Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

The Makeup Tutorials that Will Inspire Your Look For Halloween

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It’s that time of year again when ghosts, goblins and witches are prepping for the favorite night of the year! Yes, I’m talking about Halloween; the one night of the year when you can get as crazy as you want with face paint, makeup and clothing all to transform into the alter ego you’ve been dying to let out. This year, BookTrib got in on the makeup tutorial action and created two of our own looks, thanks to the insanely talented Jacqueline Belade from Touch of Color Makeup Studio in Shelton, CT. For our first look, we created a Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art character from the comic books. Follow these easy steps outlined in the videos and you’ll be the talk…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 154: Interview with Sarah Dessen — Writing from Your Heart and Soul

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews bestselling author Sarah Dessen about her latest contemporary YA novel, Once and For All. Sarah’s novels are known for showing what life as a teenager is really like, and her latest novel is no exception as it shines a light into the darker areas of teenage love and heartbreak. In this interview, Sarah takes us behind the scenes of her writing process to show us how she crafts a balance between light and dark in her novels and how even with thirteen books she still faces many challenges of writing. For more detailed show notes: DIYMFA.com/154. ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts)…

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Interview with Patricia Davids, author of ‘Their Pretend Amish Courtship’ (Plus, a GIVEAWAY!)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Patricia Davids,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Their Pretend Amish Courtship, from the Amish Bachelors series. Watch now and find out about the Amish bachelors — plus, find out where Davids inspiration comes from and how exactly she started writing novels surrounding the Amish lifestyle. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. PLUS! We’re featuring an AWESOME giveaway with CityGirl Planners worth at least $70. See what you could win below and ENTER now! Make-Believe Beau  Fannie Erb isn’t looking for a husband—especially if she has to leave her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is…

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Interview with Gabe Hudson, author of ‘Gork, The Teenage Dragon’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Gabe Hudson,” now! Here, we talk about his debut novel, Gork, The Teenage Dragon, staying in the science fiction genre and where the world of Gork is going next! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by NetGalley, Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Gork isn’t like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious—the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of…

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Interview with Jennifer Probst, author of 1001 Dark Nights’ ‘Somehow, Some Way’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Jennifer Probst,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from 1001 Dark Nights, Somehow, Some Way, a Billionaire Builders Novella. Watch now and find out all you need to know about the world of the Billionaire Builders — plus, what’s next for Jennifer Probst now and in 2018? You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady) knows exactly what he wants next in life: the perfect wife. Raised in a strict traditional family household, he seeks a woman who is sweet, conservative, and eager to settle down. With his well-known protective and dominant streak, he needs a woman to offer him balance…

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Interview with Price Ainsworth, author of ‘A Minor Fall’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Price Ainsworth,” now! Here, we discuss his latest release, A Minor Fall, how his profession as an attorney helped inspire some of the events and characters in this debut, and if you can expect a follow up to A Minor Fall. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Davy Jessie seems to have everything going for him. He’s a young personal injury lawyer working at a top Houston law firm. He has won a few cases on his own and has had the opportunity to work closely with the firm’s flashy senior partner – Tim Sullivan. Sullivan is a brilliant lawyer. His undeniable gift for…

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Interview with J. Kenner, author of 1001 Dark Nights’ ‘Hold Me’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… J. Kenner,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from 1001 Dark Nights, Hold Me, a Stark Ever After Novella. Want to know more about the world of Stark? Watch now and find out all you need to know — plus, what’s next for J. Kenner now and in 2018? You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms. But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials. I know we will…

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Interview with Benjamin Ludwig, author of ‘Ginny Moon’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Benjamin Ludwig,” now! Here, we talk about his debut release, Ginny Moon, how his daughter was a big inspiration for the book and what Ludwig wants to write next! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by NetGalley, Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. See the world differently. Ginny Moon is a recently adopted teenager with autism. She has a new home, new parents, and a new last name. Before Ginny arrived at her new house, she spent years living in danger with her birth-mother. Her world is a much better, safer place now, and everyone tells her that she should feel happy. But Ginny is stifled. Her voice is pushed down. Silenced. Bottled…

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Interview with Sara Ella, author of ‘Unraveling’ (The Unblemished Trilogy)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Sara Ella,” now! Here, we talk about her latest release in The Unblemished Trilogy, Unraveling, world building and how she got so attached to stories with a HEA (Happily Ever After)! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by NetGalley, Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. “A sequel that outshines its already brilliant predecessor.” —Nadine Brandes, award-winning author of the Out of Time trilogy What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel? Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she…

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Interview with Lexi Blake, author of 1001 Dark Nights’ ‘Arranged’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Lexi Blake,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release from 1001 Dark Nights, Arranged, where she’s at with her Masters & Mercenaries series and so much more. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her. Dayita Samar comes from one of…

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Surprise! WIN This Awesome Box of Books in Honor of Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Warm weather and an extra day off is not all this weekend is meant to symbolize. While we have some more time this weekend to get through our favorite reads, we must remember how important today is for all members of the armed forces and citizens of this country. We remember those who we’ve lost while serving and truly thank all those who serve every day for our country! In honor of today, we’re giving away our FAVORITE things: BOOKS! Enter below to WIN a SURPRISE box of books! Yay! Excited? In the surprise box will be 10 books that we KNOW you’ll be excited to receive. Don’t miss out on this awesome giveaway. Note: Advanced…

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Interview with Michelle Smart, author of ‘Once a Moretti Wife’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Michelle Smart,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release, Once a Moretti Wife, why she adores writing contemporary romance and what’s releasing next in 2017. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. “I love having you at my mercy… And you love it, too.”  The only desire billionaire Stefano Moretti has for his estranged wife, Anna, is revenge—she humiliatingly left him weeks ago. So when Anna returns to his life, with no memory of their tempestuous marriage, he’s certain fate has dealt him a winning hand. Stefano’s plan is twofold: a private seduction that will reawaken Anna to their red-hot attraction, followed by a…

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Author Dr. Ned Hallowell Talks with MarieTV’s Marie Forleo (Podcast)

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Dr. Ned Hallowell is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. He is the co-author, with Dr. John Ratey, of Driven to Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, which have sold more than a million copies. In 2005, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey released their much-awaited third book on ADHD, Delivered from Distraction. “Delivered” provides updated information on the treatment of ADHD and more on adult ADHD. Dr. Ned Hallowell’s most recent book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive was published 2015 and is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller! In Driven to Distraction at Work, Dr. Hallowell identified the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He…

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Interview with the Oola Guys, Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl (The Oola Guys),” now! Here, we discuss their latest release, Oola For Women, why they immersed themselves in the Oola lifestyle and how you can share your dream to help them change the world! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. If you haven’t heard of the ‘Oola phenomenon‘ yet, it’s time to catch up. First, though, you need to understand what it is: Oola is that state of awesomeness you experience when your life is balanced and growing in all the key areas of health and well-being. It can be a noun or a verb. It can be…

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Book Excerpt! Candace Spears’ ‘Bring Your Crayons to the Office’

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For a sneak peek of Candace Spears’ Bring Your Crayons to the Office: A Way Forward for Playful Business Analysts and Project Managers (CreateSpace, March 1, 2017) check out the excerpt below! Introduction What is business analysis as compared to project management? While the methods and suggestions in this book are applicable to both skill sets, business analysis and business analysts are the primary focus here. It can be said that project managers are responsible for delivering the solution to a problem, while business analysts are responsible for discovering the problem and determining the solution. Traditionally, business analysts are taught to do requirements gathering and analysis, or any type of elicitation, they do so through time-consuming question and answer sessions. Such as:…

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Interview with Terri Reed, author of ‘Guardian’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Terri Reed,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release, Guardian, why she has always enjoyed writing for Harlequin’s Love Inspired series, and what’s next in 2017 for Terri Reed. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM When a fellow FBI agent is kidnapped and a protected witness vanishes, Leo Gallagher will stop at nothing to find them both. So when he discovers a link between the case and a single mother in Wyoming, Leo and his trusty K-9 partner rush to question Alicia Duncan. Could she be the key to locating the missing persons? Not if a killer has anything…

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