Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Enigma Factor an Interview with Breakfield and Burkey

What were you like at school?
Breakfield pushed the envelope.  Someone asked him, “This is your senior year, why the heavy course load?” He responded, “To see if I could do it.”
Burkey liked to study and often tutored others in high school, particularly in math and science.   

Were you good at English? 
Breakfield received an A in Senior English, but had his head handed to him in freshman English at UT of Austin.  The freshman English teacher worked with him and he squeaked a B, but really learned how to write. Burkey earned As in English and liked to dissect poems or songs to find the hidden meanings.

What are your ambitions for your writing career? 
Breakfield and Burkey strive to be great storytellers both in our fiction and short stories as well as in person. 

Which writers inspire you? 
Breakfield and Burkey enjoy many authors and are voracious readers. Breakfield was inspired by Richard F. Burton and Kevin J. Anderson. Burkey was inspired by Jack London and Charles Dickens.

So, what have you written? Feel free to include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.
Breakfield and Burkey have an award winning series currently with 9 books in The Enigma Series, TechnoThrillers. Book 10 is currently under construction. We received a first place award for a short story in 2017 and have three more entered for 2018. 

Additionally, we wrote 2 non-fiction technical manuals from earlier days. Here is our website with all our titles: http://enigmabookseries.com/ and samples to download. When visitors sign up for our mailing list they get a free coloring book. The audible for The Enigma Rising was given a notable reviewer award by audiobookreviewer.com

Where can we buy or see them?
All of books have the links to buy from your favorite retailer and in the media of your choice whether that is trade paper, eBook, or audible so far on the first 4 in the series. Audio versions can be accessed via Audible, Audible UK, or itunes.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? 
That’s a tough one.  Our main character(s) is actually a group, specifically the R-Group.  In 2 of our books we spun off the CATS (Cyber Assassin Technology Services) Team, a more feet-on-the-street and much grittier group of complex characters with diverse backgrounds.

Our character universe has over 160 characters and we shuttle them in and/or out to tell the best story we can.  This is about the cyber good guys against the cyber bad guys, so it is not just one main character. In fact the stories are more focal point based, as an example, The Enigma Factor has a focus on identity theft.

If we can’t go any further without a single character then we will tell you his name is Immersive Collaborative Associative Override of Deterministic systems or ICABOD our ever evolving, supercomputer.

What are you working on at the minute? 
We just finished our 3 new short stories entered into three different genres, and are in the middle of our 10th techno-thriller in the series, The Enigma Source. A sample of this story is also on the website under Sneak Peek 

What’s it about? 
We are focusing on digital currency or crypto-currencies and we have the good guys/gals fighting the dark net bad guys. 

What genre are your books? 
Our series genre is techno-thriller. Which includes technology framework surrounded with international travel, romance, intrigue, mystery, humor and complex characters.

What draws you to this genre? 
We each have over 20 years in the high tech world so we get a lot of our book themes, characters, and relevant technology vulnerabilities from our day jobs. 

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book? 
For a few of the characters, we would recommend the following,
Chris Pine
Keira Knightley
James Franco
Max von Sydow
Glenn Close
Alicia Vikander
Taylor Kitsch
Christopher Plummer
Master Po
Ming-Na Wen
Chairman  Chang
Benicio del Toro
Jim Hughes
Alec Baldwin or Aidan Turner

How much research do you do? 
Breakfield and Burkey actually do research on our books all the time. We like to scan the technical horizon all the time for vulnerabilities and possible attack vectors that we can take and turn into interesting stories.  We like the challenge of taking high tech issues and making them a fun, relevant read to today’s adults.   

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers? Yes, but we have found we complement each other so well that we cannot imagine writing without having the ability to bounce ideas off each other.

Why did you do decide to collaborate and did that affect your sales? 
We are confident that we turn out a better product by writing together.  We use a technique called “literary ping-pong” where we bat a chapter, a character, or a story thread back a forth until it is finely polished.

When did you decide to become a writer? 
Breakfield and Burkey had different forays into writing and started young.  Like wine, we get better with time.

Why do you write? 
Honestly, to get better and be the best storytellers we can be.

Award winning Techno Thriller series, The Enigma Series
by Breakfield & Burkey

About the Authors

Charles V. Breakfield

Charles V. BreakfieldCharles likes to travel in Texas on a motorcycle, World War II history, wine & good food, and voice/data technology. As a colorful and somewhat controversial individual you can find him either in his shop building furniture, writing with his co-author Roxanne E. Burkey, or out riding his motorcycle, but always meeting people looking for suitable character material for the next thriller installment of the Enigma Book Series.

Roxanne E. Burkey

Roxanne E. BurkeyWriting is a passion for Roxanne that incorporates many of her interests and dovetails nicely with her full time work in customer experience technologies. After successfully writing white papers and technology documentation she wanted a different more fun, less stress writing outlet. Her co-author Charles Breakfield agreed and The Enigma Series began. You are invited to explore their website http://enigmabookseries.com/ and leave/read comments in the Enigma Chronicles Blog area. 

She enjoys learning, travel, family, outdoor activities, good food, wine sampling, reading, living and visiting good friends which helps to bring diversity and new ideas into the stories. 
She is still learning humor and there is hope for this century that she will master it!
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Buckaroo Buckeye with Kristin Cetone

Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
My stories are built on my emotions and memories and passions and life experiences. I think ALL authors start
from one, or all, of these vantage points to create their words.

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Currently, I am working on a trilogy of books with characters all connected to Buckaroo Buckeye. I am trying to build a body of work that connects to my original character of Buckaroo Buckeye and that thread the common connection to literacy and building self-esteem through finding their special place in the world, as each character travels their life journey of self-discovery.

What does literary success look like to you?
Imagine a world where you couldn't understand instructions, you couldn't get from point A to point B, discover new things, engage your imagination, achieve a positive self-image, absorb new ideas, build a better life, follow directions to prepare a favorite food, get a job, or escape the chores of everyday living? The written word is the building block of life but being able to read and understand those words is power. Imagine not being able to explore the beauty and diversity of our world? Not being able to experience people and places beyond our neighborhood? This is THE POWER OF READING, an abundant and sustainable resource for mankind and the future. DO YOU HAVE THE POWER?

What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (child, teenager, young adult)
My childhood memories and experiences.

What is your favorite childhood book?
Misty of Chincoteague.

What were you like at school?
I was an extremely shy girl. For the first thirteen years of my childhood I lived in the rural country and had no other kids, other than my brother, to socialize with on a daily basis, so I relied upon my own creativity. TV was not prevalent then. I excelled in my academics and ballet and horseback riding but relished time by myself to read, do artwork, and pretend I was a teacher.

So, what have you written?(*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
I have one published book Buckaroo Buckeye-A Little Nut with Big Dreams. It is a Mom's Choice Silver Award Winner for 2013 and this book was awarded the 2016 OneBookArizona children's book winner. I have contributed several editorial pieces on children and reading to several local print sources, and I have over 150 blogs on my website.

What are you working on at the minute?
I am currently in the process of publishing three sequels to my original book. What does a buckeye tree do? It produces more buckeyes :-). Each of my three sequels are dedicated to three very inspirational women from my buckeye family tree.

What genre are your books?
Children's picture books

Why do you write?
I am inspired by my deep roots in the Buckeye State of Ohio along with something my father used to ask in his elder years. He would often ask “do you know what a buckeye is?” To indulge, we would always answer, “No, Dad, what is a buckeye?" His response was always, “It’s a worthless nut.” Such is the premise for Buckaroo Buckeye’s story. 

As a Reading Specialist, literacy and struggling readers was my career focus. The value of reading had been instilled and nurtured in me from an early age. As I worked with struggling readers, I witnessed how an inability to read had eroded their self-esteem and made them vulnerable to bullying. I want to inspire and encourage all, especially struggling readers, that there is a special place for each-and-every one of us in the world and through determination, nurturing, and guidance, success will be found, despite the bumps and bullies and setbacks along our life journey of self-discovery.

Buckaroo Buckeye: A Little Nut with Big Dreams 
by Kristin Anderson Cetone (Author)

About the Author
Winner of the 2016 OneBookAZ and 2013 Mom's Choice Silver Award! Buckaroo Buckeye grew out of author Kristin Anderson Cetone's imagination and joy of reading. 

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she traveled many miles before putting down roots in the Arizona desert. Influenced by family, education, life experiences, and a desire to teach others, Mrs. Cetone discovered her purpose---just like Buckaroo Buckeye did. 

Her true calling and passion is writing and helping others become successful readers. She created Buckaroo to encourage children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams while dodging the bumps and bullies along the way. Reading will help guide the way. Being a Reading Specialist, she has also created Nuts About Reading™ an informal, supplemental, online reading service. She shares her insights and suggestions to help parents strengthen their children's reading process and become successful readers. 

Her joy now is to inspire and help kids to find the Buckaroo Buckeye in themselves.
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God, Will I Ever Find Happiness? The Journey Toward Healing Your Inner Child

This book was created from the question "God, will I ever find happiness?" found in the introduction. The author has often tussled with this question and statements out of exhaustion and hopelessness most of her life. Through asking, there was also a process of searching. Thus, this book was born out of the questioning if there was truly more to life. That more included peace, love, and most of all, happiness. Through her personal experiences of overcoming hardships and depression, Mitzy seeks to provide wisdom to help others become the conquerors they were born and created to be. 

This book provides helpful tools and perspectives that give guidance to those who are struggling to enjoy their lives to the fullest. The purpose of this book is to let you know that happiness is possible for you!"

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MitzyAbout the Author
Mitzy is an Artist, Author, and Coach to many who are seeking to improve their lives from minimum to maximum! She is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a proud alumna of Spelman College and an anticipatory graduate of McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Her education entails a background in Psychology, Studio Art, and Pastoral Care. 

From a variety of circumstances in her life that range from depression, homelessness, to even find the ability to deal with the day-to-day “hustle and bustle in life” Mitzy has sought to lend the knowledge and guidance that she has earned and learned. It is through her work that she hopes encouragement and inspiration can be born back into the lives of those who have given up on life and feel like all hope in a better future is gone. 

Through her writing and presence, Mitzy desires to bring back that fire and passion that is buried deep down within us all.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sitting at the Kitchen Table by Sandi Smith

MARIANNE HAD PLENTY OF TIME ON HER HANDS TO DO NOTHING, so she decided to clean the placemats that she had collected over the past fifty years. Fifty years of a wonderful life together with her husband and best friend, Andrew. Fifty years that should have turned into sixty, but would not even turn into fifty-one. Her wonderful Andrew was dead. 

Andrew…her friend and caretaker of her soul and mind and being. Loneliness, darkness, and guilt extended their hungry fingers out for Marianne, desperately trying to pull her even further into their world…a world with no escape. How could she live without her Andrew? She had been so sure that she would be the first one to die in this relationship. But now there was a stronger component to her loneliness and darkness that was starting to make its presence known to Marianne. Anger. 

Anger had been a companion of Marianne’s for a very long time, but usually, she had the ability to quiet its demand to be set free. This time, though, Marianne was not sure she would be able to control this anger. It was different somehow…stronger. 

She was afraid and weak. She had lost her faith in God, and she was so angry with Andrew for leaving her behind. Leaving her all alone in this dark, insane world. A world that was in such a hurry to go nowhere. A world that was in such a hurry to destroy everything in its path. 

Marianne was in its path, but this time she was alone. Sitting at the kitchen table, Marianne closed her eyes, and then she prayed that today, she would die.

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About Sandi Smith
Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series. Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH. To learn more about Sandi go to: www.authorsandismith.com
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Friday, March 9, 2018

The Other Side of Ecstasy

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Disregard Of Godly And Sound Traditional Marriage Values

With the help of a Loveawake.com dating site, I interviewed more than 10,000 people from around the world to compile some quantitative data and marriage statistics. Here are her most shocking and illuminating findings—and the numbers to back them up. When you break that down by the number of marriages:

41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.

Let it be realized, once again, that marriage is intended by God for the fulfillment, happiness, and pleasure of men and women. A mature man or woman is incomplete without marriage because two are better than one. And the two are meant for the happiness, joy, and pleasure of each other. So any regret or crises in marriage is an abnormality. Such problems, especially when they cannot be resolved by the married couples, are not of God, the institutor of marriage.
The brain behind all problems in a marriage relationship is Satan. Satan and his angels are mischievous – all they do is to cause problems and disobedience. They know that when a marriage has problems, it will affect every other thing the couples do. It will affect the home and the society generally. This is so because sound marriage relationship is indispensable to sound society.
One of the ways Satan unleashes his terror against marriage relationship is by causing the couples to disregard the Word of God – the foundation and pillar of marriage. God ordained marriage and gave each partner his or her role in it. If those roles and rules are followed by each partner, there will be harmony and love. But instead of the Word of God being the guiding principle in marriage relationships, all we see and hear are agitations for equality of sexes and the subjugation of womenfolk.
Aside from the Word of God, various societies have traditional values aimed at safeguarding the institution of marriage. Where those values are good, they have also been attacked by frivolous modernity orchestrated by the devil. Otherwise, what is the rationale for arguing that traditional values that safeguarded the marriage relationships of our forebears and made them have fulfilled and pleasurable marriages are now outdated? Yet, the so-called modern values have only brought ruin to our marriages, homes and the society.
The Bible and most other traditional marriage values teach submission by the wife, love, care, respect, and faithfulness to each other, etc. If married couples should go back to these values, marriage relationships would return to what they should be.

About Rinatta Gilles
I have been helping clients fix their love lives for more than 12 years. Many people before you have taken this journey with me, and without exception, their love life --and their whole life -- was changed for the better. I invite you to believe that what you have always dreamed for your love life can be possible for you. I can help you get there.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Before The Throne with Jamila Moody

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing energizes me. Whenever I’m down or dealing with something, I’ll whip out a journal and begin to write. Writing energizes me and it gives me a lot of peace.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
I considered writing under a pseudonym because I was interested in Science-Fiction.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
If I could tell my younger writing self anything it would be to, “Stay focused, believe in yourself and no matter what you experience in life don’t let it stop you from dreaming and believing in what GOD has put in you. Make time to write, prioritize and safe-guard yourself against distractions because they will hinder you and delay you in reaching your goals. Stay focused.”

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
The best money I spent as a writer was investing in a professional cover designer. The cover for my first book turned out exactly as I envisioned it so I’m glad I spent the money I did for my cover to be professionally done.

What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
As a child, I would read poetry by Robert Frost. I read stories by Edgar Allen Poe, I read Shakespeare and others. And of the many authors, I struggled with Shakespeare, but I grew to love his works.

What did you do with your first advance?
I have yet to experience this, I self-published my first book, but I am expecting this will happen for me. And when it does, I plan to give generously to my church and depending on the amount of the advance I plan to start chipping away at our debt.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Interesting question. I believe I would choose for myself either a Clydesdale or the eagle. The Clydesdale because they are beautiful, majestic, strong and hard working and the eagle for their ability to see acutely and soar to great heights.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I have 3 unpublished books that are finished, and I have 1 unfinished book.            

What’s the best way to market your books?
To be honest, I am still learning about the best ways to market my books. Social media has helped me some and I’m learning to make use mailing list as well Facebook ads.

What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (child, teenager, young adult)
I write mostly about my adulthood now and the things I’ve experienced since turning my life over to CHRIST but I have book that I will be publishing soon that is a testimony of my youth, young adulthood that details various emotional and mental issues I struggled through and the healing I was able to get from those experiences.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
If I didn’t write, I would turn my focus on singing and pursuing that more actively because that’s my second passion in life next to writing.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I do read my reviews. I have yet to read a bad one but I am praying I am able to handle it well if I happen to run across a review that is not so positive.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
My ambitions for my writing career is that I can write at least 20 books to inspire people in their life and walk with CHRIST. I also want to evolve to write other thing like Christian love stories and Christian Sci-fi to reach more people in creative ways. Ultimately, I just want to write well and glorify GOD in my writings. I want every aspect of my writing to not only give readers something great to read but something that is going to impact their life whether it’s a Christian living book, a devotional or a Christian fiction book or love story – I want to impact lives for CHRIST.

So, what have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.) I have one published work currently, Before The Throne, I have a blog called Conversations Before The Throne, I have a journal/devotional that I am looking to publish in March, I contributed to a devotional that will be available in the Spring and I’ve written a play short.

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included) My book Before The Throne is available at my store throneroombooks.ecwid.com and amazon.com/author/jamilammoody. And currently at my store the special for February is Buy One Bless One (it’s simple you purchase a book and you get one free to bless someone else or you can choose to bless a stranger by allowing us to choose someone to bless. Also for the month of February each purchase come a vial of a special oil mixture of my own called the Oil of Shachach - worship).

What genre are your books?
Christian living, Christian education, encouragement and worship

What draws you to this genre?
I am draw to this genre because it gives me the opportunity to serve and help others.


Author Bio 
Jamila is an intensely passionate worshipper who lives for the presence of GOD as well as igniting the flame of authentic worship in the hearts of others as hers was lit once she surrendered her life to CHRIST on January 3, 1999. During the summer of 2004, that fire was set ablaze following a supernatural worship encounter she had before the throne receiving a mandate from the FATHER to teach and be example of throne room worship: a mandate she has walked in her ministry, her personal life and her blog Conversations Before The Throne along with prophetic insight and revelation concerning worship, the prophetic and a host of other encouragements given to her by the FATHER to share on her blog, social media platforms and ministry.

Along with her husband Carl of eighteen years, Jamila has enjoyed marriage, parenthood and ministry. They faithfully pastored the Spirit of Elijah Worship Center 17 years: founding various ministries like their current ministry assignment Kingdom United International Fellowship, an apostolic network dedicated to birthing, raising up, equipping, training and sending out leaders to advance the Kingdom by modeling Christian love and promoting unity in Christ for glory manifestations as well as healing, deliverance and breakthrough in our communities, region, nation and across the globe.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

To Mend A Broken Heart by Myunique Green

Women are wonderfully made with a heart that can easily accommodate and deal with life's emotional challenges. While some can outlive or outgrow these negative experiences to become better adults, others are not so lucky and usually live their lives in the shadow of their past experiences and memories. Dedicated to the girls who turned into broken women, To Mend a Broken Heart is a guide to growth, healing and learning to love again. 

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Myunique C. Green
Honesty, Determination and Hard Work.

I am a current student and teacher. My every breath is literature and fiction. I hold two degrees but I’ll let you guess which ones. In 2012 I independently published my first novel, Bloodlines: Everything That Glitters after a lot of agents turned me down.

They said I didn’t have what it took.

Since it’s release, that novel has peaked within the Top 10 of Amazon-Kindle’s Bestseller/Top 100 list; but I didn’t stop there. My other titles, Last Seen, Minutes 2 Madness and Deceptive have also shared similar designations. 

713, a mystery crime tale, dominated the United States Bestselling Kindle Short-stories and remained a #1 seller for two consecutive weeks. In fact, the complete trilogy of Chopped and Skrewed has been voted one of the Best Books of 2016, so far.

I’ve accepted a few awards in my time, one of which was from the Midtown Journal for a fiction, short-story entry into their semi-annual writing contest. In recent years, I’ve taken some time off from writing, not only to pursue teaching full-time, but to also figure out what it’s all about. I’ve got to get myself back to neutral. Writing for passion.                                                                                       

In my downtime, I consider myself something of an oddball and undoubtedly the black sheep of my family. In fact, my quest began by simply wanting to create something different. I’m an avid traveler and I’m 13/50 states right now, which is a big deal to a girl who didn’t leave Texas until she was well into her 20’s.

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