Since the last series of meet the authors in June last year another 25 authors have joined the Cafe and Bookstore. This is an opportunity to get to know them and their books a little better. I will also include their blog social media links and it would be great if you could follow them there too.
Meet Ted Myers
After twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business–or perhaps it was the other way around–and took a job as a copywriter at an advertising agency. This cemented his determination to make his mark as an author. His nonfiction has appeared in Working Musicians (Harper Collins), By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969 (Backbeat Books), and Popular Music and Society.
His short stories have appeared online at Literally Stories and in print in the To Hull & Back Short Story Anthology 2016. His epic and amusing memoir, Making It: Music, Sex & Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock was published by Calumet Editions in 2017 and more short stories appeared in Iconoclast magazine, The Mystic Blue Review, Centum Press’ 100 Voices Anthology, and Culture Cult Magazine.
In 2018, his work appeared in The Ink Stains Anthology, and Bewildering Stories. His first novel, Fluffy’s Revolution, was published by Black Rose Writing in 2019. His second novel, Paris Escapade, was published by Black Rose Writing in December 2020.
Books by Ted Myers
One of the recent reviews for Paris Escapade
A fast-paced mashup of Catcher in the Rye-Meets-French Baguettes schmeared with Pâte de fois gras.
Ted Myers’ Eddie Strull, a teen rebel who gets himself entangled with a group of misfit artists, writers, wannabe actors, substance-addled crooks and a rather appealing hooker, weaves quite the entertaining tale after he goes AWOL from his tour group in Paris. Eddie’s adventures are played out across Europe as he becomes a passport-forging fugitive whose spot-on observations of 1960s culture make this a charming coming of age novel.
Oh…and Eddie, himself an aspiring writer who strives to pen great literature in the tradition of the great Paris expats of the 1920s, writes popular porn books on the side so he can pay the rent.
I recommend this quick and absorbing read that’s written in an appealing and breezy style perfectly suited for a cast of memorable characters who play out their adventures in a convincing setting that made me want to be 17 years old again.
Meet Nola Nash
Originally from south Louisiana, Nola Nash now makes her home in Brentwood , Tennessee, with her three children. Growing up in Baton Rouge, she spent long hours onstage or backstage in the local community theaters. Her biggest writing inspiration was the city of New Orleans that gave her at an early age a love of magic, mystery, and history. There are few better places for her to dream up stories than walking through the French Quarter or Garden District imagining what those places could tell.
When she isn’t writing, Nola is teaching middle school English or hosting The Second Line Show – A bookish live talk show on Facebook and YouTube. She also considers tacos and coffee major food groups.
Books by Nola Nash
One of the recent reviews for Crescent City Moon
A story filled with magic, mystery and murder.
On the eve of Zéolie’s twenty-first birthday her beloved father is murdered in his bed. Things go from bad to worse when the priest who was sent to counsel her is murdered there in the house even though it’s filled with police. It turns out that Zéolie’s father was withholding information about her background and history that has immediate consequences for her life. The mystery of the murders intensifies along with the menacing voice in Zéolie’s head. With the help of a romantic officer, a mother superior and a voodoo priestess, Zéolie must find a way to stop the murderer before they’re able to obtain their ultimate goal and gain unimaginable power.
Set in 1820’s New Orleans, the French Quarter comes alive in this creepy, atmospheric story. Part mystery, part historical fiction and wholly enjoyable, this one kept me invested from the start. If you like your stories dark with themes of the spiritual and supernatural then I highly recommend you find this little gem of a book and enjoy reading it.
Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Nola on: Goodreads – Website: Nola Nash – Facebook Street Team: – Nola’s Second Line – Instagram: – Nola Nash Writes – Twitter: – @NolaNashWrites
Meet Doug Parker.. in both the main Cafe and The Children’s Reading Room
With his days dedicated to his family, “Uncle Doug” (as he is known to his doggy friends) has taken to working as an author by night. A lover of reading from an early age, he has spent many years practicing his craft and now hopes to pass on that love to the next generation.
Books by Doug Parker
One of the early reviews for Rites of Passage (FREE until April 17th)