Author: bethanyhensel13

Review | Lion King

The Lion King is a spectacular feast for the eyes and ears. Based off the beloved Disney movie of the same name, it follows the brave cub Simba from birth to adulthood, as he learns the true meaning of strength and responsibility. Along the way, we meet characters such as the beautiful Nala, zany Zazu, duo extraordinaire Timon and Pumba, the majestic Mufasa and the slickly evil Scar. Those are only a few in a cadre of colorful characters. (I just noticed that I did a lot of alliteration in those two sentences. Whoa!) It’s a story as (ahem)...

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Interview | Colleen Hoover

According to Colleen Hoover‘s official bio, she “is the author of New York Times bestsellers, SLAMMED, POINT OF RETREAT, THIS GIRL, HOPELESS and LOSING HOPE. Her next standalone, MAYBE SOMEDAY, will be released in March, 2014. ” While all that is true, it really doesn’t do her justice. Colleen is a NY Times bestselling author, but she’s also one of the most humble, sweet women around. And she has released a lot of books, but nowhere in the bio does it say they’re fantastic, fast-paced and captivating reads. And nowhere in that bio does it say how devoted her fans are to...

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Interview | Shannon Richard

Shannon Richard is an up and coming writer whose books Undone and Undeniable, tales of love and identity and figuring out who you really are, are available now. The sequels Unstoppable and Unforgettable are up next and I personally, can’t wait to read them! I loved the first two in her lovely, evocative and romantic series. Once I finished Undone, I absolutely knew I had to interview such a great talent. Enjoy!   1.) You’re represented by the fabulous powerhouse agency Nancy Yost Literary Agency. Can you tell us how you became a client of theirs? Did you query? If...

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Interview | Nike Doukas

 Today I am interviewing the beautiful and talented Nike Doukas. (What a name! Love it!) She has been in basically all my favorite plays, from Celebration to Three Sisters to Ivanov to Lady Windermere’s Fan. And now she’s back in Pittsburgh playing not one, not two, but three strong women in Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre’s Don Juan Comes Back From the War, opposite Pittsburgh favorite David Whalen. It was my honor to interview her. Enjoy! 1. Thanks so much for chatting with me today, Nike! So first things first, I am a huge fan of yours! Just wanted to...

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Interview | Kate Brauning

I can speak from personal experience that Kate is great. Amazing. Wonderful. I heard about her through Twitter via one of my favorite authors who had used Kate’s editorial services. So I checked out her website and was basically blown away! From her bio: “As an associate editor with a publishing house, I bring to my critiques my knowledge of the market, comparison titles, and genre trends, and my knowledge of story structure, voice, grammar, sentence structure, plot arcs, and character development. Having interned at both a literary agency and Entangled Publishing, I’ve had significant experience working all kinds...

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