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RED- Now Available on Amazon

UPDATE: – Great news, RED is now available to buy from Amazon! Tales From The Cafe: Volume 2 contains 22 different tales that will take you on a journey of discovery, from mythical lands to our own more familiar shores. Each of the authors have offered a unique take on the theme of RED, and no matter what your favourite genre choice, be it suspense, fantasy, romance or the supernatural, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

Check out the Amazon link now:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/RED-Tales-From-Volume-ebook/dp/B007ZF13QS

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RED Book Launch–Available To Buy Now

RED is finally here and the Cafe Three-Zero authors have returned to bring you the second in a series of short story eBooks. This time, we have 22 different tales that will take you on journeys of discovery, from mythical lands to our own more familiar shores. Each of the authors have offered their own unique take on the RED theme, and no matter what your favourite genre choice, be it suspense, fantasy, romance or the supernatural, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

The stories are longer too, so providing our readers with fantastic value for money. We are currently offering the book at a discounted rate during April, so there’s even more fiction for your money. Check out our previous blog post about the competition and get involved for a bargain half-price book.

https://cafethreezero.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/easter-giveaway-competition-book-discounts-for-red/

For sale now at Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/146937

If you love reading and discovering new authors, why not follow our blog and Facebook page for updates and future offers!

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Easter Giveaway Competition–Book Discounts for RED

As part of the Easter festivities and the release of RED, our second e-book, we are launching an exciting competition in which our readers can get involved. We’ve thousands of discount vouchers for Smashwords to giveaway during April, in what will be our first competition. It’s an opportunity to buy RED with a £1.50 discount off the normal retail price of £2.99, so don’t delay and keep reading!

To get involved, all our readers have to do is to answer one simple question:- What does the word RED make you think of?

Our readers and subscribers can get creative with this one. When you have an answer, one word or more (it’s up to you), send it to us via our competition email competitions@cafethreezero.com. We will be emailing the coupons out to your email address, so don’t forget to check your Spam folders too. Feel free to post your RED comments on the blog, if you wish, or at our Facebook page.  A word of caution though, if it’s going public–please keep it clean!

Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cafe-Three-Zero/140193642738699

You can read our author’s contributions to the RED theme when the book is released at Smashwords  April 1st, but remember, this is no April Fools! Get involved and have some Easter fun.

To Note:- Smashwords books are sold in dollars, so the discount code will still allow you to purchase at half-price and will reflect the exchange rate.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Michael Jan Gibas

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Michael Jan Gibas.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I run a graphic design company in Hertfordshire and I once used to write and draw comic books.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

L’Amour Fou. Infatuation. Losing the people you really love.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

Always created characters and stories and then just got distracted by life. Time to rediscover that creative spark and prove it’s never too late.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Write. Write. Then write some more.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Jack Kirby. John Irving. Willie Vlautin.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Worry.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Worry some more.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Claire Mitchell-Tsamados

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Claire Mitchell-Tsamados.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I am 25 years old (and about to have my next birthday). I live with my beautiful 7-year-old daughter. I work as a EFL teacher and writer, and I am currently studying for a BA (HONS) in English language and literature.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

Strangely enough I just tried not to write in my usual Victorian high romance style. I wanted to try something different, so with that as my only aim (and trying to stay as far from it as possible) I came up with this ‘A Little Extra Revenge’.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

Writing was just something I have always done. I’m not sure where else I fit.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Just keep at it and never give up.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Josephine Cox, Freya North, Stephen King, Maeve Binchy, Barbara Taylor Bradford and many, many more.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Spend time with my daughter.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

I have no idea. The same as now I guess, but maybe with a bigger grin!

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with A.C.Fullwood

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features A.C.Fullwood.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I studied theatre design in Liverpool and now try to work as an artist/designer as my day job.  I’m married to a musician, so my life is mad and unpredictable to say the least.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

It stems from the character Squirrel and a conversation my husband and I had about surviving after a disaster.  We often talk about dark and weird subjects late at night.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I always wrote stories alongside drawing – the two went together for me.  I used to tell ghost stories to the kids on our street and make them cry (something that I’m not proud of). The passion stayed with me.  I still want to live in that childhood dream world and make a living from it one day.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

I’m a firm believer in never giving up.  If you have dreams – follow them, no matter what people say!

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

The list is endless.  Tolkien for his vast imagination and ability to draw on the past.  I like Katherine Kerr and Trudi Canavan for their believable worlds and characters. I admire Stephen kings approach to writing; he’s a hard worker who has boundless energy and ideas.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I mainly paint, so I am a starving artist as well as a starving writer.  I love spending time with my husband and walking the dog, being with nature or in the garden.  I’m a big traveller too and when I find the time I like to visit art galleries and cultural locations. I try to live a holistic life and recently began dabbling in aromatherapy and growing herbs.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Buy a place by the sea, with hills or mountains close by. Somewhere with lots of open space around it where we can have animals and live the good life.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Joyce Moyes

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Joyce Moyes.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

My father was Scottish and my mother English. I was born in London, brought up in South Shields and now reside in Scotland. You could say I am bit of a mongrel, having an accent, which is a mix of ‘Geordie’ with a Scottish ‘burr.’ Mind you it does mean I can roll my ‘R’s’

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

Relationships, and their influence’s, Nature versus Nurture. What makes a person a killer, his genes or his upbringing, or both?

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I always have stories in my head; characters develop and need a voice. Either that or perhaps I am mad, who knows!!! I did live in the next street to Catherine Cookson, maybe that count’s for something.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

I would love to be able to give loads of advice but I am not there yet, I haven’t got my wings yet. Perhaps believe in yourself, read lots and write.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

I like Edward Rutherford and Sebastian Faulks, and I have been known to read the occasional Catherine Cookson novel if I am missing the Geordie twang. I like to read about people who I can perceive as ‘real’

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I like travel and take photographs, especially wildlife.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Just what I do now, I would do a bit more of the things which I enjoy, and less of other things which stop me from doing them. I would probably upgrade on flights when I was travelling, apparently you get proper cutlery and free wine, and you get to jump the queue when you book in, bliss…..

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Richard Kefford

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Richard Kefford.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I have always enjoyed writing and finally decided to take a creative writing course with the Open University. Now retired and I feel I can put my life experiences to some good use. I am proud to be part of Café Three Zero

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

I met a lovely old lady on Dartmoor one day. We talked for about an hour and I just wrote her life story as she told it to me with fictional inserts and necessary changes.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I enjoy writing so it seemed logical.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Write, then write some more and then keep writing.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett,  Zenna Henderson, Lee Childs, Graham Hurley

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Life writing, travel writing and poetry. I also enjoy field geology and wood-turning.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Hide, I don’t want to become famous

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Joseph P. Clarkson

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Joseph P. Clarkson.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

As a full-time carer for my amazing wife, I now have some spare time to pursue a degree in English Literature. By spare time, I mean an exhausted state of body and mind at the end of each day when I can’t sleep and the mind wanders!

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

My fascination with Religious and ancient conspiracies, Templar and all things associated with these past theories amalgamating with the present. I also attribute my story to the tense thriller that is always hiding in and amongst these fascinating area’s of history.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

To be able to contribute something to my fascination with the above. Whether it’s fiction or an exaggeration of the truth…..

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Just write and write about anything and nothing. Somewhere amongst all the gibberish you will find your way to creating something amazing.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

JRR & Christopher Tolkien, David Gibbins, Chris Kuzneski, Robyn Young, Steve Berry, Stephen King, Jack Whyte, Kate Mosse, Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare (at least that is if it was really him, another conspiracy!) The list is really endless, but those are the ones that are sitting on a shelf next to my desk!

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Caring for my amazing wife Claire, (although she’d beg to differ!) and spending time with my amazing girls Daisie and Hollie.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Try to provide the best medical care for my wife, and take care of my girls. (Oh, I’d buy a top of the range mobile home for us to travel all over this fabulous country.)

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Neil Stevens

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I am a hyper-emotional, over imaginative non realist who uses fantasy to take the edge off everyday reality.
 
Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?
 
 I used to watch a lot of westerns as a kid stuff with Clint Eastwood and John Wayne.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I have always wanted to be good enough at story writing to have a book published.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

When I’m not one my self I will something like “Don’t give up, write all the time”

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

David Gemmell, Anne McCaffrey, David and Leigh Eddings, Raymond E Feist, Bernard Cornwall, Stephen Donaldson, Rober Jordan, Terry Goodkind.
Most recently ; Robin HoBB and J V Jones.
Also read some of the dark tower series by Stephen King

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I work and spend time with my children and girlfriend as well as catching up with friends and family.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Publicise cafe three zero, buy a cottage and a pot-bellied pig

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