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Meet Challise Inuzuka

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Challise Inuzuka live in South East Brisbane with her aunty and uncle. She is studying for Interactive Multimedia while enjoying the fun of writing new worlds. When there's free time, Challise listens to her favourite artist while doing covers, drawing and photo manipulation. She is currently working on three short stories and working with charities.

What is your name and/or pen name? Challise Inuzuka.
How long have you been writing?  More than four years.
What is your favorite book/piece you have written?  Bloodmoon Pendent.
What are you working on currently?  Project:CODE, Truth & Death and Dark In Light.
Who is your favorite writer/author? John Flanagan and YuRang Han.
What is your favorite book/book series? Ranger's Apprentice Series By John Flanagan.
Love In the Mask Manhwa by Yu-Rang Han.
What made you decide to be a writer?  And who or what inspires you the most to be a writer? I wrote small poems to start off with, they helped me show how I felt during High School. Then I read Th…

Murder Mayhem and Magic

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An anthology of Victorian murder mysteries. A publisher called 'Rock & Roll Saved My Soul'. An actor best known for playing the greatest detective that never lived. A fundraiser for BipolarUK. How on earth is all of that connected you ask? Well, let me explain.
The idea for this project was born when Stevie and I re-watched the Granada production of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and its follow-ups. It of course starred Jeremy Brett as the great detective and David Burke as his Watson, followed after the first season by Edward Hardwicke in the same role. It occurred to us that the 12th September 2015 would see the 20th anniversary of Jeremy's passing. We wanted to do something to commemorate our favourite actor, the great man he was and the legacy he left behind. Stevie created the 'International Celebration of Jeremy Brett's life, love and laugh', a get-together of Brett enthusiasts on the anniversary of his death. It was agreed that the event would tak…

I Am Loved: A LGBT Anthology

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Academics: LGBT students at schools with comprehensive policies on bullying and harassment are much more likely to report harassment to school authorities who, in turn, were more likely to respond effectively.
LGBT students are twice as likely to say that they were not planning on completing high school or going on to college.
Health:Gay teens are 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide and 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression compared with peers from families that reported no or low levels of family rejection.LGBT youth who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence are three times more likely to use illegal drugs.Family & Shelter:
Half of gay males experience a negative parental reaction when they come out and in 26% of those cases the youth was thrown out of the home.Studies indicate that between 25% and 50% of homeless youth are LGBT and on the streets because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.LGBT youth are ove…

Meet Stevie Conradi

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Stevie Conradi (*1978) is a full time Interpreter for the Deaf, but inventing new stories is one of her biggest hobbies. Her characters have been talking to her for several years now, ever since she started working on her first novel, which she hopes to finish in 2015. Also, she and her partner in crime (aka “the” flatmate Mel Skubich) are putting together a Victorian crime novel. She writes in English, and tries to improve her writing by reading various genres.
Several of her short stories have been published in anthologies over the past two years: Other Voices by Diamant (co-write with Mel Skubich) The concert experience, Volume II, Fighting Chance (all by Rock and Roll Saved my Soul) Authors against Bullying II and hopefully III (by Author’s against bullying)
Stevie Conradi currently lives in Berlin, Germany with “the” flatmate during the week and with her longtime fiancĂ© in Wolfsburg, Germany on the weekend.

What is your name and/or pen name? Stevie Conradi (my real first name is Sabine…

Meet Mel Skubich

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Mel Skubich (* born 1973) cannot recall a time without books or imaginary friends. Even though she made some very dear real friends and is at least theoretically grown up, she still loves telling tales and getting to know the many characters that live inside her head. Her fascination with books lead her to studying librarianship in what later became her home town of choice, Cologne. Her writing can best be described as Dark Queer Urban Fantasy. Some has touches of romance, others of steamy adult fun. A fascination with LGBT culture has influenced her work at least as much as her love of 80s pop music, everything Victorian, fairy tales, folklore and whatever may hide in the dark shadows under your bed. Currently she's working on her first novel and several other projects and shares a flat in Berlin,Germany with fellow author Stevie Conradi..
Her short stories have been published in the following anthologies:
-Your Early Stuff and Other Voices by Diamant -Cirques d'obscure by Crush…

Meet Andrea L. Staum

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Andrea L. Staum is the author of Blood of the Sire Book 1 of the Dragonchild Lore series and contributed to several best selling anthologies. She's a trained motorcycle technician with an Associates in Supervisory Management, is an amateur home renovator, and somehow manages to find time to write. She lives in south central Wisconsin with her husband, three 'unique' cats.

What is your name and/or pen name? Andrea L. Staum
How long have you been writing?  Since I was able to hold a pen and put together words. Heck, probably even before then, but I can’t read my infant gibberish. Seriously though, I’ve pursued it more diligently the past four years. I took a break to go back to school and get my Associates.
What is your favorite book/piece you have written?  That’s not a loaded question of anything… I don’t have a piece that I can pick and say: this is my best/favorite, this encapsulates me because they’re all so different. Each piece I put out there is just a bit better than th…

Interview with Kate Marie Robbins

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Kate Marie Robbins, not only wrote the introduction of the book, but she also included a personal story, and did the cover art for it. This book means a lot to her, and she feels she can do something great with the project. She’s hoping that this may be the first of many volumes of the book.
She is an indie published author, who has self-published a novel, Indigo (book #1 of the Indigo Trilogy), a novella, Aine's Freedom (book #1 of the Chasing Rainbows series), and an illustrated character guide for Indigo.  Aside from writing, she does cover art, both freelance, as well as for an indie publishing company, called Pure Ice Publishing.   She also enjoys drawing, painting, singing, and everything else creative.

What has it been like being a part of Rock & Roll Saved My Soul (RRSMS)?   What do you enjoy most about being a part of it? As the founder, it has been a wonderful experience this far.  Everyone has been great helping with the anthologies and spreading the word about things.…