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Meet Maria – Winterviews Partner, Neurosurgeon and Fantasy Writer

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

1. First off, tell us a little bit about who you are and what type of books you write.

Hi, I’m Maria Guglielmo, and I’m a neurosurgeon and a fantasy writer. I live in New England with my two awesome daughters. This year we’ve added in a standard poodle puppy and an appropriately spooky black cat, so my house in generally in a state of controlled chaos most days.

2. What projects are you working on these days?

My brand new project is ...

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Meet Angela – Science Fiction Writer and Winterviews Partner

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

1. First off, tell us a little bit about who you are and what type of books you write.

I’m a science fiction writer. I live in rural Kansas, currently, though we are hoping to move to the Pacific Northwest coast sometime soon. My hubster is an art teacher and is very supportive of my writing. I just, um, made him read my second novel for the fourth time and he didn’t complain… Well… He didn’t complain too much...

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Meet Hilary – Winterviews Partner, Book Blogger, & Music Therapist

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

1. First off, tell us a little bit about who you are and what type of books you write/review.

Hey! I’m Hilary. I’m a music therapist and small business owner by day, book reviewer and RPG enthusiast by night. I am addicted to coffee, I’m learning the trumpet, and I can rap the entirety of Baby Got Back (not that anyone ever wants to hear me rap).

I read and review a bit of everything, though I tend to lean towards fantasy or t...

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Winterviews Is Coming

It’s almost winter, that magical time of year when you spend half your days with the sniffles and the other half trying to navigate the fine balance between holidays, work, kids off school and family drama. And if you live in the Pacific Northwest like me, it’s also that time of year where we bid farewell to the sun and hope it emerges again before all the spring seeds are in the ground.

At Hàlön Chronicles, winter’s also a time where we keep busy indoors. This year we’ve got a brand new lineup of amazing interviewees I can’t wait for you all to meet. I’ve also picked up some amazing partners in the Winterviews process. For those who read last year’s interviews, you’ll recognize these amazing ladies.

Starting on 1 December 2017, you’ll have a chance to meet all the partners as I post two...

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Wonder Twin Powers… Activate

And if I ever say ^that line again, punch me. 🙂

In August of this year (2017), I entered a brand new Twitter competition called WonderPitch. It was new, fairly small, and run by two amazing ladies: Jeanna Skinner & Emma Finlayson-Palmer.

I didn’t expect much, honestly, because my story and pitches seemed to strike out about everywhere. But hey, what better way to meet other writers and hone your pitching skills? The morning of announcements, I’d slept past my alarm. By the time I woke up and flipped on my phone, Twitter had blown up. The winners were announced, and holy crap I’d won first place. I just sat there staring at my phone wondering if I was in the right universe.

Here’s my fun pitch that snagged their attention:

Kinra’s pissed she’s been swallowed by a dragon, but how else is ...

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