Welcome to this Blog Tour for
Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde author of HE GAVE ME BARN CATS with MC Book Tours. Her book is scheduled to be released March 14 by Dancing Lemur Press.
◊ He Gave Me BARN CATS ◊ by Maria Santomass0-Hyde
◊ Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
◊ Available March 14, 2017
◊ $10.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 134 pages
◊ Genres: Christian Fiction / Christian Life-Death, Grief, Bereavement
◊ Print ISBN 978-1-939844-21-7 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-22-4
◊ Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or from the publisher
◊ $3.99 eBook available in all formats
HE GAVE ME BARN CATS is available for pre-order in print format at following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Everything Cats, Foyles, and Chapters-Indigo.
HE GAVE ME BARN CATS is available for order in eBook format at the following sites: Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Amazon.
Be sure to add HE GAVE ME BARN CATS to your shelf on Goodreads.
Who are the top 10 influencers in your career as a writer in what ways?
Hi Lu Ann! Thank you for inviting me to Rockin’ Book Reviews.
To answer your question: The top influencers in my writing career are varied. Perhaps because I began my career as a reporter for a small town daily newspaper (The Concord Tribune), I’m drawn to works by reporters-turned-novelists. My favorite one is Mitch Albom. My copy of his Tuesdays with Morrie looks like it’s been through a war; it’s bedraggled and tear-stained. (If a book makes me cry, I consider it well-written.) When one of Albom’s characters “howled at God,” I wanted to steal that line so badly! Those three little words have huge impact.
Even when they become novelists, reporters like Albom, Rick Bragg, and Bruce Cameron still write in a style that is reporter-like: honest, genuine, and concise―yet detailed and colorful enough “to sell papers,” as we used to say.
On the other end of the writing spectrum, there’s William Falkner, whose “stream of consciousness” style I love. However, I use that style in small doses, because not every reader has the patience for it. Sometimes it’s called for, and sometimes it’s not.
Finally, one of my all time favorite writers is David in the Psalms in the Bible. He wrote with such passion and angst. I turn to his words, repeatedly, when I feel like I need to hear from someone who understands pain―and joy―and where joy comes from.
Thank you, Maria!
Maria’s website – http://www.mariasantomassohyde.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/maria.s.hyde
Come join the blog tour and learn more about Maria and HE GAVE ME BARN CATS by visiting the following blog:
March 7 – Joylene Nowell Butler, Suspense Author – Feature
March 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post
March 9 – Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! – Feature
March 10 – Defending The Pen – Excerpt
March 14 – Thoughts in Progress – Review
March 15 – Open
March 17 – Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit – Q&A