Author Spotlight in Story Monsters

What do you like best about writing?

The way inspiration really does come like a thunderbolt, transfixing, illuminating. How you know you’d better drop everything and get that pen, tablet, or keyboard in hand or risk losing it all. Even at 3 a.m. Even when you’re brushing your teeth. How you feel yourself being a conduit for something that feels so wonderful and could, just possibly, be wonderful for someone else, too. And how, with the finished piece in front of your eyeballs, you don’t feel hollow or bereft because it’s out of you. Instead, you feel complete. – from my interview

I’m thrilled to have my author spotlight over at Story Monsters LLC!

Story Monsters is, in their own words, “The Literary Resource for Teachers and Librarians. The Marketing Solution for Authors and Publishers.” And I believe it.

Story Monsters Ink® is their magazine, whereas their Book Briefs provide author spotlights like mine!

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Learn about the jobs I’ve had (and still have), quirky writing habits (I apologize in advance), my next projects, what I like best about writing, and more.

 

“Beyond Stone” goes far beyond a sculptor’s realm

“A riveting tale about the fine line between fantasy, reality, and the happiness and perils of sculpture as an art form. . . . Andie’s statues hold the key to her survival. The question remains: Are the statues, in fact, healing Andie’s broken heart and re-sculpting her perceptions, or are they a tool that enables her to forgive herself enough to rejoin life? Fascinating and well-developed, Christine Roney writes a thrilling tale that will stay with the reader long after they have closed the book. A must read.” – Indie Authors Monthly Magazine

Can an artist on the edge be saved by the very art she created? Christine Roney’s Beyond Stone teeters on the edge of magical realism. Keep scrolling for a description and more:

Beyond Stone by Christine Roney

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Andie is a stone sculptor by day, street artist by night. She keeps her midnight adventures a secret, but that’s not the only thing she’s hiding. Reeling from grief and guilt, she starts to fall down the rabbit hole. But at her darkest moment, three of her sculptures come alive to try and save her.

In this fast-paced, twisting, turning story, Andie walks the line between reality and fantasy, never sure which side she’s on.

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More reviews:

“Brilliant. A fascinating journey into the mind of an artist where reality is the abstract. A must read.”

 “Excellent read. This book was recommended by a friend. Totally enjoyed it. Didn’t put it down ’til I finished.”

“If you love to curl up with a well written, engaging book that you just can’t put down, “Beyond Stone” by Christine Roney is a good choice. The main character in the book (Andi) is a sculptor, developed in depth by Ms. Roney, who pulls the reader into the joys and frustrations of the creative process of sculpting. The journey is a tough one and not until the very end of the book do we know if Andi will survive her tortured journey.”

Buy now!

Get Beyond Stone here.

About the author

Christine Roney began her professional life by earning a Juris Doctor degree in California and practicing law at the trial and appellate levels. While writing briefs for the courts and advocating for her clients gave her much satisfaction, she eventually realized that she wanted to take a more artistic path.

She completed the professional screenwriting program at UCLA Film School and has written several screenplays. And although she loves the screenplay format, Christine decided that writing novels would allow her to delve much deeper into the characters that play around in her head.

Recently, Christine started The Roney Writes Podcast. The tagline for the podcast is “Let me tell you a story” because that’s what it’s about – stories. Christine writes them and narrates them. Her stories are multidimensional – they will intrigue you, entertain you, sometimes make you laugh, sometimes make you misty-eyed and, most of all, leave you eagerly anticipating the next episode.

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How do you find an imaginary unicorn…especially when it may be real?

“Many times I found myself on the edge of my seat and heart pounding as I read about Jack’s seemingly hopeless mission to destroy the horror that took his daughter from him in a valiant effort to save future families from suffering the same heartbreaking fate. I would highly recommend this story to any fan of fantasy!” – Amazon Review

Heed the thrilling warning of Del Henderson’s The Unicorn Hunter: “Listen and be warned of a secret of past, these warnings of a hunter to the hunted do not pass. Creature baptized by night’s chrisom sheet, pray for your soul that eyes do not meet.”

A father’s quest begins. Keep scrolling for a description and more:

The Unicorn Hunter by Del Henderson

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After the tragic death of his daughter, Jack finds himself with more questions than answers. While reading his daughter’s diary about an imaginary unicorn called Summer, he begins to suspect that the unicorn may not be so imaginary after all.

Questioning his own sanity, he soon finds himself on a desperate search to unravel the mystery of the unicorn and find what really happened to his daughter. As answers come to light, he begins to regret what he finds, as mythology meets reality and the truth about unicorns becomes known.

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More reviews:

“This story appeared on my page in the top 20 for its category. I read the description of this story and was not sure this was the type of tale I would enjoy, but something about it intrigued me. I decided to read the first few pages and by the end of the first chapter I was hooked!” –Amazon Review

“This book was like an episode of the twilight zone, the more you read, the more you HAD to read. The ending was satisfying and I would look into the next book if there is one.” –Amazon Review

 “It hooks you from the beginning. I could not put it down!” –Amazon Review

 “A captivating novel… I couldn’t put it down! I hope there will be more.” –Amazon Review

Buy now!

Get The Unicorn Hunter here.

About the author

Del Henderson, born and raised in Illinois, enjoys writing, fueling his passion and love for the noble art of putting pen to paper, or more appropriate, keyboard to computer. Diving into pure imagination he has produced works that grip his reader’s minds with mystery and suspense as they are brought into the fascinating world of fiction.

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Post #10 of the holiday bookroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.