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HearStrong Champion to Country Music – It’s Speed Dating for Readers #7

Most of us take our
hearing for granted. That’s not possible with one of our authors today. Another
one not only writes but is involved in the Country Music Industry. Then again
you can’t go wrong with an X-Ray Technician or a publisher who is also a
barber. Curious? Then let’s get started with one of my favorite and
inspirational people.
Jenn Gibson
frequently asked “How do you do it? Especially for someone like you?” What’s
different about me is that I have a severe to profound hearing loss, I was born
this way. I don’t consider myself as a “special person”. It just means that I
have to work harder to achieve my goals and really push myself to do the best I
can under difficult circumstances.

With my
disability, my life is not easy and there have been many times when I wanted to
give up. I’m always pushing my limits to become a stronger and more confident
person, to be proud of my own accomplishments. I was recently named a
HearStrong Champion, for the young adult trilogy series that I wrote about a
teen with hearing loss which was based on life, featuring my own experiences (http://www.hearstrong.org/champion-jennifer-gibson.php).
This was a delightful surprise, and a sign that I did the right thing writing
about a young adolescent struggling with being hearing impaired.

Jenn Gibson

All three
novels in the series have won numerous literary awards and are currently
available around the world in many bookstores along with two anthologies
featuring my short stories. I love writing and I’m thrilled that many other
people enjoy reading my work. In addition to being an author, I’m also a professional
book cover designer, illustrator and photographer. At night, I’m a fencer in
Foil and Sabre. I’m an adoptive mom of three fur-kitties named Belladonna,
Molotov and Madelaine who had made an appearance in my books.
 Susan Keene 

Product DetailsSusan Keene

I am a
lifetime learner who loves to research. People comment about my command of
obscure facts. So far the only advantage this has given me is that I am great
at trivia.  I went into the medical field
right out of high school, but it was only because I earned a full paid
scholarship to X-Ray Technology School. My dad didn’t believe in sending girls
to college.  I love spending time with my
friends and family, digging for treasure with my metal detector and reading and
writing. I am so liberal, I even buy my theater tickets left of center. https://twitter.com/susanskeene

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Angela Drake 
Product DetailsAngela DrakeHi Everyone!
I’m Angela Drake. I write what strikes me. My first book, Somewhere Down the
Line, is a contemporary romance (with a 3 flame heat level) which came out in
June 2014. The story spotlights some of my favorite people in the world-
songwriters. In real life I network with songwriters and musicians every day. I
love what I do so it’s not really a job, is it? Music and writing are two of my
many passions so bringing them together in my characters, Trey Morrison and
Alana Cozins seemed the perfect match. Trey and Alana have kept the embers of
an unconsummated love burning for twenty-five years. You can imagine the flames
that ignite when they are finally together. Better yet, I hope you’ll read
their story, which takes place between Austin (the music capital of Texas) and
the shores of romantic Galveston. Honest reviews are always appreciated.

Product DetailsSharon Kizziah-HolmesSharon
Kizziah-Holmes is a retired road musician. She and her husband made their
living playing for several years before settling in the beautiful Ozarks. She
started writing songs at the age of 14 and has been writing novels and short
stories since 1992. She is a member of numerous local writing groups including
Springfield Writers’ Guild, Ozarsks Romance Authors, Sleuths’ Ink Mystery
Writers and Ozarks Writers’ League. Her latest book, The Will and the
, is a historical fiction mainstream novel based on a true story. She
owns her own indie-assist publishing company, Paperback-Press, and loves
helping others hone their writing skills. However, music still plays a big part
in her life. Her husband and she owns a boutique recording studio called The
Recording Shop. Audio books are one of their favorite things to record. And
if that isn’t enough she is a barber

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I’ve been posting this series twice a week. From now on it will be only once a week so that I can go back to offering tips on writing, ideas and experiences we all share as writers, authors and humans.  

*Starting tomorrow on Amazon my first novel AN UNLIKELY HERO will be offered free for three days. June 1-3  This book is near and dear to me since it started me on the road to being a full time writer.

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