Jon Reisfeld, Shaunda Kennedy Wenger, Kitty Sutton, Kelsey Miller and Michael Meyer are five of dozens of up-and-coming "indie" authors featured in "The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour," a new concept in virtual book touring that involves multiple authors at individual book-tour stops. The tour, named in honor of founder and sponsor, Jon Reisfeld's book, The Last Way Station, is also hosting a Sweepstakes with a Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire and secondary prizes consisting of ebook bundles. Click here to learn more about the featured authors here and the other authors on the tour and to complete your free entry in the Sweepstakes!
The Last Way Station
Author Jon Reisfeld
A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Jon Reisfeld has worked, most of his adult life, as a writer and marketer. He has more than 25 years combined experience in journalism, corporate communications, advertising and marketing.
At 23, Jon became the first writer ever to have a story start on the cover of Baltimore Magazine. (It was a piece about teenage suicide.) He later founded and published Housecalls, a Baltimore-based health-and-fitness magazine. In the mid 90s, Jon served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Duron Paints and Wallcoverings. He ran the half-billion dollar regional paint company's 12-person in-house advertising agency for several years before returning to his private marketing consulting practice.
Jon's eclectic interests run the gamut from cosmology, chaos theory, technology and sci-fi to social issues, politics, the economy, anthropology, marketing and writing. He began writing fiction in his 40s and enjoys reading, walking, cycling, attending the theatre and "most" new movie openings.
His next major fiction project will be a sci-fi trilogy set on earth and spanning "several hundred years" of human history.
The Ghost in Me (Young Adult/Paranormal)
Author Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
Prior to starting her own publishing company in 2011 with the release of her new titles, The Ghost in Me and Little Red Riding Hood: Into the Forest Again, Shaunda published five books in the educational market and one with Ballantine Books at Random House. The Book Lover's Cookbook, Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Feature Them was a 2003 featured holiday gift pick on National Public Radio (NPR). Her poems, short stories, and articles have been published with Babybug, Cricket, The Mailbox Company, The Writer, and Spirit Goat. When she is not writing, she is teaching, spending time with her family and friends, or chasing after the latest escapades of extreme donuts. She can be visited online at her blog, www.shaundawenger.blogspot.com.
Wheezer and the Painted Frog (Historical Fiction)
Kitty Sutton was born Kathleen Kelley to a Cherokee/Irish family. Both sides of her family were from performing families in Kansas City, Missouri and Kitty was trained from an early age in dance, vocal, art and musical instruments. Her father was a Naval band leader. During the Great Depression, her mother helped to support her family by tap dancing in the speakeasys even though she was just a child; she was very tall for her age but made up like an adult. Kitty had music and art on all sides of her family which ultimately helped to feed her imaginative mind and desire to succeed.
Kitty married a wonderful Cherokee artist from Oklahoma, in fact the very area that she writes about in her Wheezer series of novels. After raising her family, Kitty came to Branson, Missouri and performed in her own one woman show there for twelve years. To honor her father, she performed under the name Kitty Kelley. She has three music albums and several original songs to her credit and is best known for her comical, feel good song called, It Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings. Kitty has been writing for many years and in 2011 Inknbeans published her historical Native American murder mystery. First in a line of stories featuring Wheezer, a Jack Russell Terrier and his Cherokee friend, Sasa, it is called, Wheezer And The Painted Frog. Kitty lives in the southwestern corner of Missouri near Branson with her husband of 40 years and her three Jack Russell Terriers, one of which is the real and wonderful Wheezer.
Kelsey Miller began Retribution when she was fourteen. Now, four years later, she has finally finished. In the fall she will begin a journey of her own as a college freshman, where she hopes to continue writing. Retribution is her first novel.
Covert Dreams (Suspense/Thriller)
How can a woman suddenly disappear in the Saudi Arabian heat, along with every trace of her very existence? Why is there absolutely nothing, not one single detail in any records anywhere, to prove that she is indeed a living person and that her spouse is not crazy for thinking so? Why do both the American government officials and the Saudi Arabian authorities insist that she has never even existed?
What is real, and what is not? Who is really who, and why? What is behind the murder, the kidnappings, and the nightmares all leading up to what end? The mounting suspense moves from Munich, to London, to Rome, and to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia. What is the horrifying link between these two alternating stories? Do you love mysteries? Do you love thrillers? Do you love suspense? If so, then take on COVERT DREAMS.
Mike Meyer recently retired from a 40-year career as a professor of writing, amassing numerous teaching awards along the way from both his students and his colleagues. He lives in the Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two other cats.