Some features on hiatus during my illness

Friday Friends, Squb Saturday are on hiatus until further notice. I do not have the energy or stamina to do these plus the Wednesday Workshops and Two for Tuesday Reviews. I am trying to keep the features that I feel most readers will benefit from.

I hope to get the blog back up to muster by December 1st and maybe have some good and necessary changes by then also.

The Book Show: Promoting Authors

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We would like to invite you to join us at the UK’s leading conference for authors and publishers.

With panels and individual speakers who are some of the UK’s leading authors, publishers and agents.

With a loaded all day programme, over three floors of a centrally located venue, there is sure to be a zone which will appeal to everyone.

Speakers include authors such as – Suzy Jane-Tanner, Steve Goodwin, Chris Cowlin, and many more

TV Celebrity authors – George Watts, Pete Cohen, and Jenny Ainslie-Turner

Erotica Authors – Lucy Felthouse, Victoria Blisse, Kay Jaybee, Janine Ashbless, Serena Yates, Nephylim

Literary agents from – Ed Victor, Burkeman and Clarke, Whatson Little

Publishers such as – Apex Publishing, Andrews UK, Silver Moon, MX Publishing and many more.

Other Exhibitors / zones – Web site creation, Social Media and Marketing Experts, Erotica Zone.

Ticket price includes access to all panels, talks and zones, as well as Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Centrally located in Luton, Bedfordshire, one minutes’ walk from the main railway station, two large car parks, and a few minutes from junction 10 of the M1 motorway.

Come and join us at THE conference for authors.

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David Bridger: Friday Friends

Can you believe it, I have a male friend to add this week! You can flick my head now though, because Yes, I met him through Romance Diva’s.  What can I say, it’s a great place to find fellow authors and good friends.

David BridgerDavid Bridger is one of the handful of male writers I have encountered in the last three years. He’s also proven himself a very apt writer. I will be reading one of his books, The WeaverField’s Heir in the near future, and my husband will be reading another, Quarter Square.

David is living in England at this time with his family, after working twenty years doing things based on the ocean and its tides. He hasa been a lifeguard, sailor, intelligence gatherer and an investigator.  He now writes science fiction and fantasy.

I understand when he says the sea calls him…it has called me for years, but I’ve been forced nearly always to close the door upon it…David says that the stories he feels called to write call him more than the sea. I for one am glad he has listened to the call of the books at this time.

David is dealing with some medical issues and has been forced to take a reprieve of a sort. He is offline through the rest of August and perhaps into September in an effort to get some of his medical situations straightened out in a hurry.

On Diva’s, I have learned that David has what many would classify as the “Typical British” sense of humor. It’s a bit dry, a bit caustic and a wee bit sarcastic at times…but it is never hurtful or demeaning.  It’s a humor I identify with strongly, as it’s my style of humor.

David has some fantastic posts you will want to take a look at, particularly if you are an author: What Are Your Obstacles to Productivity? Be sure to look for the other parts to the short workshop. You may help identify some of the things stopping or slowing you down in reaching your goals.

I hope to have David join us here at Heaven’s Garden soon.  If  you’d like to learn more about David Bridger, please feel free to leave a comment on this post and let us know what your questions are. Who knows, maybe you the reader are just what is needed to lure, erm, entice, ermm get David to join us.

The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan: Promotion of Authors

The Bridge of Death

On August 15th, 1939 an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. Crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykobing/Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor, the pilot. A mere two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland with the world at the brink of war the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt.

The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police, created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.
The five casualties were:

Cesar Agustin Castillo, a bio-chemical engineer educated in both Germany and the USA, a Mexican national working for Standard Oil of New Jersey’s London branch.

Samuel James Simonton, American national also employed by Standard Oil of New Jersey’s London office with a very strong military back ground, graduate of West Point.

Erich Bruno Wilhelm Beuss a German national a corporate lawyer travelling with medals earned in World War I.

Anthony Crommelin Crossley English Member of Parliament who is known and outspoken on the antipathy to Hitler during the Munich Pact. He is also the sole defender of the Arab cause in the matter of Palestinian Territories in the 1930s.

Alfred Stanley Mardsin Leigh, on all files as an employee of British Airways LTD he is referred to   as either a co-pilot, a mechanic and a radio Operator.

The sole survivor is the Pilot Clifford Frederick Cecil Wright.

In the winter of 2009-2010 a young executive, Bill is promoted and transferred to London for a major International firm. He has struggled for the better part of his life with nightmares and phobias, which only seem to worsen in London.

As he seeks the help of a therapist he accepts that his issues may well be related to a ‘past-life trauma’. His love interest Maggie helps him in his quest and realizes that she too is part of the events as much in the past as she is in 2009-2010. Maggie and Bill find that through their love and the courage to submit to past life regression they find more questions than answers.

They become very curious about events leading up to World War II and through archives and the information superhighway of the 21st century Bill and Maggie travel through knowledge and time to uncover the story of the 1939 plane crash.

Their quest includes a friendship forged through Skype with a middle-aged woman in Florida obsessed with the truth about her grandfather’s death. This woman has worked for nearly two decades with archives in Denmark, England and the United States to unfold the mystery that left her family scarred and wondering.

The author’s meticulous search and actual copies of documents in the book help the reader understand that we are indeed dealing with true events.

All historical data is clearly documented and footnoted as many of the files used by the author were rather obscure and not found in any history books.

The author’s use of psychics and past life regression is also very clearly documented.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regression and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “One of those mysteries that never get solved” is based on true events and real people, it is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through sources in Denmark, England and the United States, it finds a way to help the reader feel that he /she is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

The journey takes the reader to well-known and little known events leading up to the Second World War, both in Europe and America. The journey also takes the reader to the possibility of finding oneself in this lifetime by exploring past lives.

M.C. V. Egan is the pen name of  Maria Catalina Egan, the author of The Bridge of Deaths. Catalina was born in Mexico CATALINA LONDON 2012City, Mexico in 1959, one of eight children. From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal Grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo. What fascinated her most was the story of how he died. She spent her childhood in Mexico.

Catalina now lives in the USA. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Egan is married with one son, who together with their five-pound Chihuahua, make her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an Astrologer, she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in Astrology. This is one of her many past times when she is not writing or researching.

On  sale now in a variety of places on-line.