Showing posts from December, 2019

A Conversation with Author, Misty Ballantyne

We're nearing the end of the year and my series of interview-styled posts with authors and poets. I hope writers in my audience have discovered  jewels of helpful information within these interviews, and readers, I hope you are finding some great books to add to your "To Be Read" list. This next interview is with Misty Ballantyne. I've known Misty for close to twenty years. When we met we both worked in the training department of a local company. I had no idea she had an inclination toward writing, though. Fast forward fifteen or so years, and I saw her post on Facebook that she'd written a book. I'm thrilled to tell you Misty has achieved success in her writing career. Her process is very different from others I've interviewed, and in light of the Christmas season, I felt like it was perfect for this week. Misty Ballantyne Misty Cowart Ballantyne was born in Florida and raised in the south. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and three c

A Conversation with Author, Kasie Whitener

For the rest of 2019, I plan to feature various authors and writers in interview-styled posts. Writers will find some jewels of helpful information within these interviews, and readers, I hope, will find their next "To Be Read" book. This next interview is with Kasie Whitener. I met Kasie a few years ago at a writing conference. I recall seeing her entry to the slush pile workshop and being impressed by her writing. We're both part of South Carolina Writers' Association, and we mainly stay in touch on Facebook. Kasie Whitener Dr. Kasie Whitener writes GenerationX and vampire fiction and is a member of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her day jobs include business owner at Clemson Road Creative, lecturer at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and radio personality. At her writing core is fantasy romance and not-quite-getting-over-the-90s. Dr. Whitener has presented workshops for the South Carolina Council on Humaniti