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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.

Interview with Brenda Novak, author of ‘Finding Our Forever’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Brenda Novak,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release, Finding Our Forever, her busy writing schedule in 2017 and the three other releases Brenda Novak has coming out this year. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner! The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the…

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Interview with Colleen Hoover, author of ‘Confess’ and ‘Too Late’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Colleen Hoover,” now! Here, we discuss the book-to-show adaptation of Confess on go90.com (will there be more?!), Hoover’s latest release, Too Late, and what’s in store for the rest of 2017 and beyond. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Winner of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance! From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there…

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Interview with Gail Sagel, author of ‘Making Faces Beautiful’ (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Gail Sagel,” now! Here, we talk about her book, Making Faces Beautiful, easy-to-apply makeup techniques, and her amazing product for women on the go, Face in a Case. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Enter below to WIN a copy of Gail Sagel’s Making Faces Beautiful Making Faces Beautiful® is a makeup book all women need to read in order to achieve beauty, easily. Like all busy professionals and a single mother, Gail Sagel the founder of Faces Beautiful®, recognizes that women want beauty that lasts all day and that fits easily into every woman’s non-stop lifestyle. Her passion is about appreciating and respecting…

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Book Excerpt! Lisa Scottoline’s ‘One Perfect Lie’

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For a sneak peek of Lisa Scottoline’s One Perfect Lie (St. Martin’s Press, April 11, 2017) check out the excerpt below! One Perfect Lie Chapter One Chris Brennan was applying for a teaching job at Central Valley High School, but he was a fraud. His resume was fake, and his identity completely phony. So far he’d fooled the personnel director, the assistant principal, and the chairperson of the Social Studies Department. This morning was his final interview, with the principal, Dr. Wendy McElroy. It was make-or-break. Chris waited in her office, shifting in his chair, though he wasn’t nervous. He’d already passed the state and federal criminal-background checks and filed a clear Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Form, Child Abuse Clearance Form, and…

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Interview with Cynthia Eden, author of ‘Abduction’ (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Cynthia Eden,” now! Here, we discuss her newest Harlequin Intrigue release, Abduction, the many genres Eden writes in and her upcoming release, After the Dark. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get…

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Book Excerpt! Dr. Sharad Paul’s ‘The Genetics of Health’

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For a sneak peek of Dr. Sharad Paul’s Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health (Atria Books, April 4, 2017) check out the excerpt below! The Genetics of Health EAT, MOVE, LIVE In some ways, this book is a curated exposition of living well—a retrospective of guts, genes, and geography and their impact on good health—a brief history of human evolution, genetic restlessness, and the power of positive thought. Western medicine has weapons that can torpedo tumors and vaccinate against viruses. Eastern medicine works on the energy of faith, using consciousness to bring wholesomeness to our individual bodily constitutions. Many years ago, I trekked in the Himalayas. My second novel, To Kill a Snow Dragonfly, was set in Tibet.…

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Book Excerpt! Cathy Fyock’s ‘Blog2Book’

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For a sneak peek of Cathy Fyock’s Blog2Book (Red Letter Publishing, January 2, 2017) check out the excerpt below! Blog2Book: Clearing the Decks How do busy professionals find the time to write their books? I recently spoke with Steve Bustin (at SteveBustin.com), a speaker colleague from Brighton in the United Kingdom. I learned from Facebook that he had written his book in one week, so I had to talk with him to learn his secrets. While he used many of the same strategies that I outline in my book, On Your Mark (in fact, he had purchased a copy of my book beforehand), there was one central idea of his that stuck with me. He cleared the decks. What does it…

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Book Excerpt! Beatrice Chestnut, PhD’s ‘The 9 Types of Leadership’

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For a sneak peek of Beatrice Chestnut, PhD’s The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace (Post Hill Press, January 31, 2017) check out the excerpt below! Why Are Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence the Most Vital Factors in Excellent Leadership? Interestingly, it turns out that if you are unkind to people, if you regularly engender negative feelings in others, you tend not to be an effective leader. Being disrespectful and controlling and insensitive tends to be correlated with being bad at managing people. Of course, throughout history, there have undoubtedly been many examples of successful jerks, but more and more, leaders who are self-centered, ego-driven, unaware of their own reactions, unskilled in managing…

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Book Excerpt! Brit Poulson’s ‘The Clarity Compass’

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For a sneak peek of Brit Poulson’s The Clarity Compass (February 14, 2017) check out the excerpt below! Would You Rather Be Right or Effective? “I hate the Clarity Compass.” He went by the name of Deck: He was ex-military, business casual, with pictures of his kids and Chihuahuas meticulously placed on his desk. This was my third leadership coaching session with him. He stretched out in his chair, his designer loafers crossed on the hardwood floor between us and his gaze landing on the conference room ceiling. “Why’s that?” I asked. He shifted to look me in the eye. “I love being right. And the Clarity Compass shows me that I’m not.” We all like to be right. One of…

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Prison Break Creator Paul T. Scheuring Talks New Book ‘The Far Shore’ and Rebooting a Fan Favorite TV Show

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The insanely talented Paul T. Scheuring is adding another title to his repertoire: author. The Prison Break writer and creator has penned a new novel, The Far Shore, releasing on March 7 and BookTrib was granted inside access to find out more. Read on to see what Scheuring has to say about his book, the inspiration behind it and a teaser on the rebooted season 5 of Prison Break, which premieres April 4 on FOX.  BookTrib: As the creator, writer and producer of TV and movies, like fan-favorite Prison Break, what pushed you to want to write a novel? Paul. T Scheuring: I think, like a lot of writers in Hollywood–who are subject to a constant barrage of notes on their work…

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Dale Wiley Answers Our Burning Questions about ‘Southern Gothic’ and Anderson Cooper!

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Southern Gothic by Dale Wiley (Vesuvian Media) is on sale now and if we’re being honest, it’s a pretty interesting read with an intriguing plot and an ending that will knock your socks off! Want to know more about how Wiley came up with the idea for the novel and what Anderson Cooper has to do with the story?! Find out below. BookTrib: What inspired you to write Southern Gothic? Dale Wiley: I really didn’t have any ideas jumping out at me, and I just decided to try to write a book I would have loved to read. I loved playing with the novel within a novel, and I loved trying to work within the tradition of a “southern” novel. BT:…

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Book Excerpt! TS Rhodes’ ‘Pirates of the Golden Age’

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For a sneak peek of TS Rhodes‘ Pirates of the Golden Age: Revealing the True History of Pirates And Their World (CreateSpace, 2016), check out the excerpt below! Christopher Columbus discovered the New World for Spain in 1492, and he brought back news that the natives had gold. Only 14 years later, 45 ships had sailed to the Caribbean. By 1550, Spain had colonized lands ten times the size of Spain itself. Many of the expeditions were funded and led by Spanish nobles. Basically, they got permission from the Spanish king to start colonies, then went in with soldiers, horses and guns, and carved out their own small empires. They wanted the gold and silver found in the New World. Hernando…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 126: From Agent to Editor — Interview with Mitch Hoffman

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This week Gabriela Pereira switch gears a little bit and features an interview with editor-turned-agent Mitch Hoffman. During the interview, Mitch gives a behind-the-scenes look at the acquisitions process and what really happens when an agent sends a manuscript to an editor. He and Gabriela discuss the factors that determine whether a book makes it to publication, and who all the major players are who contribute to that decision. Most important, Mitch talks about what agents can do to champion an author’s work, and help it find the right “home” with a publisher who truly loves that manuscript. For more detailed show notes visit DIYMFA.com/126.

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Book Excerpt! Mark Jaffe’s ‘Suitcase of Happyness’

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For a sneak peek of Mark Jaffe‘s Suitcase of Happyness: A Roadmap to Achieve and Enjoy Your Happiest Life (Cool Breeze Press, June 22, 2016), check out the excerpt below! PATHWAY 2: The Power of Passion My friend Tracy wound up making an unexpected choice during a recent vacation. For part of the trip, she stayed with another woman she found through her college alumni directory who showed her around the countryside. After a couple of fun days of sightseeing in the crisp autumn air, the woman encouraged Tracy to join her on a rafting trip down the rapids of one of the local rivers. The morning of the rafting trip dawned cold and wet. The skies were dark gray and the…

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De-Stress This Holiday Season with Adult Coloring Books — PLUS, Win Your Own Inkspirations!

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As inspiring and exciting as this time of year is, for most it is also draining and somewhat stressful. From the presents to the cooking and numerous family gatherings, it all takes a lot of time and coordination. Yes, this time of year is all about family and love and sharing in that together, but the reality is it’s overwhelming for many. So as you sip your eggnog and watch those Hallmark Original Christmas Movies on repeat (LOVING them by the way!), why not get a little creative while washing the stress away? Adult coloring books, people. It’s not a new concept and most of us have seen every type of coloring book there is, but it’s for a good…

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‘Dorothy Must Die’ Author Danielle Paige Goes One-on-One with ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Author Kami Garcia

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I have to admit that my love for Kami Garcia goes back to 2010 when she first released Beautiful Creatures, co-authored by Margaret Stohl. Ohhh man, was I hooked. Fantasy, southern romance and magic are at the heart of this entire series and I flew through each book faster than the next. I was sure to tell every friend I came in contact with that they needed to read this series and that they had no idea what they were missing (Of course, then the movie was released — but don’t even get me started on that.)! Fast forward past the Beautiful Creatures series, and the Dangerous Creatures spin off novels and I was thrilled to learn that Garcia would be releasing…

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