Blog Posts by Literal Exposure

  • Interview with Meg Lacey, Author of 'Million Dollar Mistake'


    Meg wrote her first novel in the sixth grade, her own version of a classic historical romance. However, her writing career didn't last. Over the years, she's been an actress, director, producer, creative director, copywriter, creative dramatics teacher, mime, mom, college instructor, and a school bus driver. She's formed, and worked as a Vice President and as CEO of, two creative marketing and media companies in the Midwest. She's worked in all media, from network cable programming and corporate initiatives; to games and interactive websites. Through it all, she has always returned to writing.

    She has written for Silhouette and Harlequin, and you can find her titles available in digital format at any online bookstore.

    Her new paranormal romance series, Tales of the Sparrow, will be published by Imajinn Books, with the first book, The Sparrow and the Hawk, available September 30, 2012.

    Her new contemporary romance: Million Dollar Mistake, is available

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  • Interview with Jameson Hesse, Author of Whisper of Crows


    Jameson Hesse is an American writer/filmmaker. Jameson currently lives in Los Angeles with his sons. He has several film and book projects in various stages of development and is promoting his Novel "Whisper of Crows".

    To find out more, please visit

    Whisper of CrowsWhisper of Crows

    Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you've been writing?

    A: I'm a writer/filmmaker living in Los Angeles. I have been a writer since I was a little boy.

    Q: Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

    A: My book is a story of a teenage boys obsession with his childhood friend and his descent into madness.

    Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

    A: Out of the entire process, writing it is the easiest part. Once others get involved, that is hard.

    Q: Do you have a press kit and what do you include in it? Does this press kit appear online and, if so, can you provide a link to where we can see it?

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  • Interview with Bruce Meisterman, Author of Arn? Narn


    As a photographer, Bruce Meisterman has worked in areas as diverse as fine art and commercial photography, always looking to meld the two. Originally studying to be a painter, Bruce found that he could express himself and his art more effectively with a camera. Starting out as a photo-journalist with a newspaper, he honed his eye, insight, skills, and story-telling abilities from working with the demands of daily deadlines.

    The book Arn? Narn. was initially conceived as an examination of a western culture, isolated from the world. Isolated not so much as to having no contact with the outside world, but as to being a destination rather than a place along one's way. In researching the then-untitled book, Meisterman determined Newfoundland would be the perfect place in which to do this study.
    After his first trip up there to photograph, he realized that a core element to his photos was missing, necessitating another trip to Newfoundland the following

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  • How Can One Avoid the Rejection Blues by Author Helga Madland


    HELGA STIPA MADLAND was born in Upper Silesia, now a part of southwest Poland, in 1939. In 1945, she was a refugee along with her Mother and Sister; Dad, a forester, had been drafted. They left their home village together with her aunt, Tante Hilde, whose husband, Onkel Joseph, was able to help because he was a police detective and had not been drafted, and their three children, Rita, Lothar and Sigrid. Lothar is two days younger than Helga, and the cousins regarded this to be a cause for constant conflict. Later, in West Germany, two more cousins were born, Guenther and Reinhart, a large group of cousins.

    In 1954, by way of Canada, the author, her parents Hubert and Ann, sister Ingrid, and brother Michael (born much later in West Germany) moved to the United States. Helga graduated from Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1957.

    Hubert Stipa was able to obtain a position as a forester in Idaho and lived there, along with his wife Ann,

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  • Who is Keith Dartman? by Author Michael An'gileo

    Michael An'GileoMichael An'GileoABOUT MICHAEL AN'GILEO

    Michael An'gileo is the author of The Bluelite Message. Next in line is the 2nd book in the Bluelite series, The Bluelite Message 2: The Light Never Dies, available in 2013. He is also the Founder of Planet Bluelite, a growing organization.

    He introduced the Bluelite Meditation Exercise and The Magic Dance to the world through his characters, Keith Dartman and the Women of Planet Bluelite, in The Bluelite Message.

    Born in Kenmore, New York, Michael An'gileo grew up and attended schools in
    Los Angeles and is a known innovator in the movement arts, a visionary and
    inspirational author.

    To find out more, please visit

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    The Bluelite Message comes every 10,000 years. There exists a light so powerful, so all-loving, that it created the Heavens and it lives in you. It's the 2nd Millennium AD, the year of prophetic doomsday for some, but for others, the witnesses of the stunning

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  • Long Distance Relationships: Are They Really Worth It? by Andrew Seaward


    Andrew Seaward is the author of Some Are Sicker Than Others. Although he makes his living as a chemical engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, his true passion is telling great stories through both acting and writing. He is a contributing member of the Professional Artists Workshop in Hollywood, CA and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO. He has written and acted in several independent productions including the poignant short film, DROWNING, which won the Award of Merit at the 2010 Indie Fest.

    To find out more, please visit

    Some Are Sicker Than OthersSome Are Sicker Than Others

    I did it. I'm here. I finally made it. Hollywood, CA; where dreams are made; where fantasies become realities. The lights, the hills, the cobalt blue ocean, the smell of salt water in the air, and the endless stretch of golden beaches. It's all I ever wanted since graduating from college; to live with the stars among the rolling hills of Los Angeles; to write, to act, to break into "The Industry",

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  • Interview with Thomas Block, Author of 'Captain'

    thomasblock2thomasblock2ABOUT THOMAS BLOCK

    Thomas Block has written a number of aviation-oriented novels, many which have gone on to acquire best-seller status in numerous countries. His novel writing began with the publication of "Mayday" in 1979. That novel was rewritten with novelist Nelson DeMille in 1998 and remains on DeMille's extensive backlist. "Mayday" became a CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005.
    Several of the other novels by Block include "Orbit" (a top bestseller in Germany, among other nations), "Airship Nine", "Forced Landing" (also done as a radio serialization drama in Japan), "Skyfall", "Open Skies" and his latest novel, "Captain". Thomas Block is still writing both fiction and non-fiction, and has edited and updated his earlier novels into ebooks in all the major formats and also into handsome full-sized (6″ by 9″ Trade Paperback) printed versions.

    Block's magazine writing began in 1968 and over the next five decades his work has appeared in numerous publications. He worked

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  • 10 Things I Didn't Know About Becoming a Published Author by C.V. Rosasco


    C.V. Rosasco is an author and psychotherapist living and working in a weird town called Hollywood. He has worked as a stage and soap opera actor, a childrens' social worker in South Central L.A., an addiction specialist with gay addicts, and a janitor. He is a beach volleyball player, just took up Jiu-Jitsu, has had two nervous breakdowns ( 3 if you're really counting), and is an avid meditator / yogi.

    • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Becoming a Published Author
    • 1. The first thing I didn't know about becoming published was how easy it is to do as a self publisher. I used Amazon's Create Space to self publish and they made the process incredibly easy. Their support team was very easy to access and I had a whole lot of questions as we progressed.
    • 2. The second thing I didn't know, but had heard about, was how important editing is to a manuscript. I think I spent as much time editing as I did writing. It was also obvious that I could literally edit this
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  • When Bullying is Sexual Harassment by Author Kate McGuinness

    Kate McGuinessKate McGuinessABOUT KATE McGUINNESS

    After leaving the corporate world, Kate was determined to master writing and riding, pastimes that often led to confusion in the telling. Her studies of creative writing proved to be more successful than her horseback adventures which included a broken leg! However, her love of horses remains.

    Kate also took the opportunity to be more fully involved with her son's life - too involved, he would say. She enjoyed watching scores of soccer games and cheering his team on to a divisional state championship. All grown up now, her son lives in Eastern Europe and teaches English as a second language.

    In addition to Terminal Ambition, Kate writes on women's issues for a number of online sites. Her essays have appeared in Role/Reboot, Jezebel, Fem2pt0, Women's Media Center and Ms. JD. You can follow her on Twitter @womnsrightswrtr.

    Kate lives in a utopian community in the Midwest with her husband, dogs and innumerable squirrels.

    To learn more about Kate,

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  • 10 Things I Didn't Know About Becoming a Published Author by Carrieanne Fonger


    Carrieanne Fonger BA, M.MT is a Metaphysical Teacher, Author and Spiritual Guide.

    She began her studies in Metaphysics as a young child and as a result has over thirty-five years experience reading energy and exploring the mind. Her training includes Mastery in Usui and Karuna Reiki, Feng Shui and Remote Viewing. Carrieanne has a Diploma in Broadcasting, a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History and a Master's Degree in Metaphysical Theology.

    Carrieanne teaches the art of Metaphysics and Mental Mastery to empower individuals with the tools of inner guidance. Her vision is to bring conscious awareness to individuals in pursuit of their best life, show them how to embrace their gifts and share their passion, purpose and meaning with the world.

    Carrieanne is the creator and founder of the Master Your Mind™ program and is the author of an award winning autobiography titled: Enlightenment: One Woman's Journey As An Extra-Sensory Human (2009). Her latest

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