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Friday Poll ~ What’s Your Author-Gender Preference?

First, the results from last week’s poll—Reading, Writing, and Movies.

Author Gender Preference Poll

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For the Reading and Movies Poll :

1st place went toI like to see the movie after I read the book

2nd placeSome movies are just as good as the book

3rd placeShort stories make the best movies

4th place was a two-way tie :

Movies are never as good as the book AND Some movies are better than the book

5th placeI like to read the book after I see the movie

And, there was one Comment within the poll :

“I think the movie should be seen as a separate art form to a book. It may have been inspired by the book but does not necessarily have to replicate it. Both have their own intrinsic value and both can be enjoyed independent of each other or both can complement each other – it really depends on the approach of the director. I don’t think that a movie should slavishly follow a book but it can sometimes capture the ‘spirit’ of a book and please fans of the book just as much, depicting its essence in a different way :-)”

Now, the results of the Writing and Movies Poll :

1st place was a two-way tie :

Watching movies always gives me ideas for my writing AND Watching movies sometimes gives me ideas for my writing

2nd placeA movie could never capture what I write

3rd place was a two-way tie :

The best movies have the screenplay written by the author of the book AND not sure if my books will ever become movies <— this response was in the “Other” space…


Now, for this week’s poll—What’s Your Author-Gender Preference?

Multiple answers are accepted, the “Other” space is available; and, once you vote, there’s a little link at the bottom of the poll for Comments

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From one of the Press Releases: “While mainstream publishing plays safe with predictable stories and heroines who repeat the same familiar tropes, where are today’s most ground-breaking authors? The answer is that they are self-publishing. Now, seven of the most prominent female entrepreneurial authors have brought their work together in a limited edition compilation of novels…”

And, in case you missed it, until Feb. 20th, this “digital-boxed set” of books is available in Kindle format; and, for only $9.99 <— that’s the preorder price For the math-challenged among us, that’s only $1.43 per book :-)

I’ve written about three of the authors on this blog: Orna Ross, Roz Morris, and Jessica Bell

And, they’re offering SWAG:

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Here’s the full line-up:

Blue Mercy by Orna Ross
“Will you identify with mother or with daughter? When Mercy Mulcahy was 40 years old, she was accused of killing her tyrannical father. Now, at the end of her life, she has written a book about what really happened on that fateful night of Christmas Eve, 1989–and she desperately needs her daughter to read it.”

Crazy for Trying by Joni Rodgers
“In 1970s Montana, a female voice on the radio is unheard of, but seeking to escape the shadow of her infamous mother–a radical lesbian poet who is larger than life, even in death–zaftig, bookish Tulsa Bitters heads west, determined to reinvent herself as a late-night disc jockey.”

My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris
“If you were somebody’s past life, what echoes would you leave in their soul? Could they be the answers you need now? When concert pianist Carol is forced by injury to stop playing, she fears her life may be over. Enter her soul mate Andreq. Is he her future incarnation or a psychological figment? And can he help her discover how to live now?”

The Centauress by Kathleen Jones
“Bereaved biographer Alex Forbes goes to war-ravaged Croatia to research the life of celebrity artist Zenobia de Braganza and finds herself at the centre of a family conflict over a disputed inheritance. She discovers a mutilated photograph, stolen letters and a story of indeterminate gender, passion and betrayal. But can she believe what she is being told?”

My Unchoreographed Life by Jane Davis
“Ballerina Alison Brabbage turns to prostitution when pregnancy and motherhood forced her into retirement. Struggling from day-to-day, the ultimatums she sets herself slip by. But there is one time-bomb she can’t ignore. Her daughter Belinda is growing up. Soon she will be able to work out who Alison is–and what she does for a living.”

One Night at the Jacaranda by Carol Cooper
“On a hope-fuelled night in London, lives intersect as a disparate group of singletons meet in their quest for someone special. Undercover journalist Harriet is after a by-line, not a boyfriend, but soon she has to choose between the comfortable life she knows and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness.”

White Lady by Jessica Bell
“Sonia Shâd, the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord, yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s separated from her husband and rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats and raise a respectable son. Easier said than done. Especially when she discovers her husband is back in town.”


I think folks will be talking about this Offering for many years to come
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