An interview with the author of Render

Please enjoy this interview with Stephanie Fleshman, author of the enticing Paranormal YA,Render. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book.





1. How do your experiences traveling and growing up in a rural town help you to write?  

Traveling has always stimulated the passion I have for learning other cultures. Render definitely depicts that, since I bring so many other cultures into the story.

2. You are among many new authors who went to a post-secondary school for something completely different from writing. How does your degree in psychology play a role in your writing? 

Psychology is the study of human behavior, so that has definitely helped to create multi-dimensional characters.

3. Do you have any advice for others who have stuck to a career path, but find that writing is their true calling? 

I don’t believe you have to choose.  Experience and knowledge of different fields can benefit a writing career, depending on what you want to write.

4. Who are two of your favorite authors, and why do those authors speak to you?

Cormac McCarthy. I think he is a literary genius.

J.K. Rowling.  She is a true storyteller, which I believe is different than telling a story.

5. You use some really unique  names in Render like Koldan, Raya Whitney and “The Russian.” Where did you get the inspiration for the names? Secondly, when in the writing process do you name characters?

I start with names, but those names have a tendency to change throughout the story.  For Render, most of the names had to do with origin.

6. “Koldan Holdt knows what he wants.” He knows, but his fate has been determined since before his birth. Can you discuss how people find their way around the obstacles of life as well as any suggestions you might have? 

Recognizing there is no such thing as complete control–the control you do have is determined by different variables, one being the choices you make.


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About Render:  A betrayal born of blood. A curse for a gift. A love worth saving… Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan–until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives. Get it on AmazonBarnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Stephanie Fleshman graduated with a degree in psychology and has family throughout the United States as well as in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Visit Stephanie on her websiteTwitterFacebook, or GoodReads.


Yeah! Made it to Friday! Free books and twitter experiences

I have been so reluctant to really join with the Twitter tidal wave but alas I did yesterday and found a huge resource bonanza of help for beginning writers, established writers and everyone in between.  I was amazed to find that a ‘professional’ editor charges $2.00 USD a page , double spaced at a 12 point font with a minimum of some odd pages. And that was that ‘professional’ editor’s sale price!  I found three more editors but they belong to a certain website writers should visit.  Also I found KindleMojo a very interesting place you should be sure to check out! It’s free to join.  Then, here is a tweet:  has an opening for one indie writer. Then there’s Indie Author Reviews And this one . I will have to start a special spot for editors. Here is one then don’t miss out on this site . Oh my but I will put that on my to do list. Twitter blurs my mind with all the possibilities and the way it reaches out through various social media and big name websites, celebrities, famous authors, indie authors, the unpublished like myself and sneaks in and plants a spike right in the middle of your life, one that intends to stay forever. At least you don’t have to feed it!   Ah here’s another editing helper or here Gosh I could go on forever. I have updated my pages 


I need to get on with editing my book but life is blowing me farther away from my goals. My kids go back to school next week and I hope I get plenty of time to get my first book in order. I only wanted one book but it’s too long as the industry seems to like 400 pages or less. And my story is way too above that.  Happy Friday my fellow Earthlings.Image