Talented Authors Share Special 25 Years Ago Today Moments

Coming from a newspaper reporter background, I was trained to write “advance” stories and “follow-up” pieces. As a result, I plan to write a monthly blog entry that touches on the highlights from the previous month and that looks ahead at coming attractions.

Kris Langley as seen in the Twenty-Five Years Ago Today Book Trailer. Click on the picture to view You Tube trailer.

In May, my Twenty-Five Years Ago Today heroine Kris Langley was “interviewed” on author Darcia Helle’s blog “A Word Please.” Read Kris’s interview and learn more about what makes this inquisitive obit writer tick.

Eric Soares as seen in the Twenty-Five Years Ago Today Book Trailer.

Also in May, Saturday Evening Romance featured a steamy scene between Kris and Eric from Twenty-Five Years Ago Today.

May also marked the beginning of my regular guest blog feature, with authors answering the question “What were you (or your character) doing 25 years ago?

In case you missed the posts, mystery/romance author P.Q. Glisson recalled working as a bank teller and starting a family. Child Finder Trilogy author Mike Angley shared a special vignette about his meeting with General Jimmy Doolittle.

Susan Whitfield, author of the Logan Hunter Mystery series, reminisced about teaching high school English while her son was a shortstop on her head coach husband’s high school baseball team.

Lastly, Beth Solheim revealed how her fictional character, Sadie Witt, owner of the Witt’s End Resort, greeted yet another guest to Cabin 14. A dead guest, that is, who unsuspectingly witnessed the 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

If you’d like to read any of these stories, please click on the author’s name. In June, we’ll read several more 25 Years Ago Today moments. We’ll meet mystery/suspense author Darcía Helle’s Miami Snow character Nick Donovan; literary and contemporary fiction author Maria Savva will tell us about the mysterious Red Man from her childhood; and novelist and short story author Stephen D. Rogers will share what working for a direct mail company taught him about writing.

Beth Kanell, author of the young adult book The Darkness Under the Water, will share a powerful memory about a life-changing year in Vermont, and Lynne Murray, author of the romantic comedy Bride of the Living Dead and the Josephine Fuller mystery series, will tell us about writing her very first mystery novel. Stop by in June and see what these talented authors were doing 25 years ago. You can also browse all of their books on Amazon.

Also, don’t miss the very special giveaway of my patriotic children’s picture book The Flag Keeper. In celebration of Flag Day and the Fourth of July, I’ll be giving away an unlimited number of fully illustrated PDF copies of this special manuscript from June 10-July 4. My very talented father, Larry Drumtra, did the illustrations. Stay tuned for more details!

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  1. Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

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