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Monday, July 31, 2017

Love Changes - Marsha Casper Cook

Contemporary Romance



Love Changes
Written by: Marsha Casper Cook
Narrated by: Kevin Iggens
One woman's journey to forgiveness.
Why would a woman who had everything find herself in another man's bed pretending to be someone she is not? Usually that kind of behavior is not about love, lust, or necessity - it's about unhappiness and uncertainty. Elaine Lewis is that woman. She appeared to have the ideal life, complete with wonderful friends and a very busy social calendar. Most importantly she had the perfect husband and was the envy of all her friends. Elaine learns that just because money isn't a problem it doesn't mean your past mistakes can go unnoticed - not unless you plan to look forward and never look back. When lies come back to haunt Elaine, can she find a way to forgive herself and find the miracle she's been looking for? Will she find happiness with those she loves?

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Love Changes

 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Love Changes In Many Ways



Second chances are possible but only if the lies and compromises are gone.
Martin had lost his first wife and daughter in a horrible car accident and it took him years to fight the sadness he woke up with every day. When he met Elaine everything changed. He married her and their new life made Martin forget all the pain. Once again life was good.
After feeling such happiness the second time around Martin never expected tragedy to once again be knocking at his door, but it had. If Martin had known the truth about Elaine's past he would have been able to help her but her fear of the truth became her reality and the fact that they loved each other didn't seem to be enough. Elaine came up with a solution she thought would be for the best. Martin went along with her plan but it put him in a compromised position and very unhappy, but he loved his wife so much he agreed to live her lie.
The stakes were very high but Martin thought in time he could change her mind but as the years passed the only thing that changed was Elaine. She became withdrawn and uneasy and finally when things got out of hand and Martin couldn't control anything that happened it was a downward spiral and everything they had worked to achieve began to crumble.
Could Martin save his wife from herself? Would Elaine let that happen?
For love, Martin would do anything and Elaine loved him for that, but would that be enough?
©2014 Marsha Casper Cook (P)2017 Marsha Casper Cook

Monday, June 12, 2017

WOI Special - Host Marsha Casper Cook - Writing A Good Story

 

 

 

Please join Marsha Casper Cook on Tuesday June 13 at 8:30 PM EST 7:30 CST 6:30 MT 5:30 PST when Marsha's guests will be Jim Nesbitt, Owen Parr and Mike Pettit. They had so much fun on April 25th they're all coming back to once again open the discussion about writing and everything it takes to make a good story work! Listen live or on demand.
 
Call in to the show - 714-242-5259 For more info about Marsha's shows 
 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017







 
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Please join Marsha Casper Cook on March28 at 8:30 PM EST 730 PM CST 630 MT PM 530 PST when she welcome two very interesting and entertaining authors Kelly Abell and Marianne Morea.

Marianne was born and raised in New York, and her stories embody the grit and complexity of the city. She's an avid traveler and uses experiences from around the world in all her books. Dark Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Suspense and Horror are the hallmarks of her writing style.

Kelly is an international best selling author with novels that are traditionally and Indie published. She writes romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. Her aim is to write about gripping characters in tense situations that keep a reader turning the pages.

Marsha is an author of both children and adult fiction. She is a screenwriter and marketing consultant and the co owner of World Of Ink Network with Virginia Grenier. They have been doing shows for over seven years and are planning some new exciting projects.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three Faces of Writing - Fran - Robin - Marsha World Of Ink Special




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Please join Marsha Casper Cook on Wednesday March 15 at 11AM EST 10AM CST 9AM MT 8 AMPST when Marsha welcomes two very important guests in the Independent Marketing world. Fran Lewis and Robin Surface.

Fran is not only an Author she is a prominent Book Reviewer, Marketing Consultant, Radio Show Host and she is the editor and chief of MJ Magazine. She worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years and she has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration. Currently, she is a member of Who's Who of America's Teachers and Who's Who of America's Executives from Cambridge.

Robin is an Author, Graphic Arts Specialist, Reviewer,Book Consultant, Editor,Marketing Consultant and she is the owner of Fideli Publishing. Her experience with hundreds of authors has given her a high profile in the Independent Publishing World.

They will be discussing all aspects of publishing and reviewing each giving expert advice.This is a show you won’t want to miss.

The World of Ink Network brings you shows on families, self-help, movies, books, marketing, paranormal, relationships, publishing, screenwriting and much more. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be a guest on our show.



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Author Interview - Marsha Casper Cook By Eleanor Parker Sapia

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Parker Sapia, author of A DECENT WOMAN: A Novel. http://amzn.to/1X0qFvK

 

 

Author Interview: Marsha Casper Cook

marsha-cc-photoWelcome to the Tuesday Author Interview series at The Writing Life. Each Tuesday, I have the great pleasure of chatting with authors across genres about books and writing, and marketing and publishing. 
Today I am very pleased to welcome Marsha Casper Cook, a talented screenwriter, novelist, editor, and writer of children’s books. Marsha, who hails from Chicago, is a radio show personality on Blog Talk Radio, which is how we met a few years back. Her World of Ink Network partner for the last five years is V.S.Grenier, an author, editor, and radio show host, who lives in Utah. Marsha’s group discussions always feature interesting and talented writers and center around writing, publishing, screenplays, and books. I love her show, and always come away with pages of writing tips.
In this interview, Marsha graciously offers readers a glimpse into the business of turning books into audio books, and I’m excited to begin.


Welcome, Marsha!

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What is your newest book’s genre?
Romantic comedy.


Please describe what Grand Central Station: Some Relationships Are Just Meant to Be is about.
A famous child psychologist, who has authored several bestselling books on raising children, discovers he doesn’t know as much as he thought he did when he meets a pediatrician and mother of three. Neither of them imagined how their lives would change when they shared a flight headed for Las Vegas for a medical convention.For Jack Winston and Victoria Feingold, whatever happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. It follows them back to Chicago.Jack doesn’t want to fail, but he’s not sure he’s emotionally prepared to live with Victoria’s three children. Not to mention her mother, sister, dog, and needy ex-husband.
Grand Central Station is a fast-paced ride and a lot of fun! 



Congratulations on Grand Central Station, Marsha! How did you come up with the title?  
There was so much going on in the story, and it seemed as if Grand Central Station would be the perfect fit. A busy house with so many characters coming and going. 

What inspired you to write this romantic comedy?
It’s taken from one of the screenplays that I had written several years ago and loved. It had been optioned, but never produced.


How exciting that the screenplay was optioned, Marsha. In my mind’s eye, I can see this romantic comedy on the silver screen. Best of luck!


Does your main character resemble you? If so, in what ways?
Actually, there really were no similarities to any of the characters in my book, but I felt the family quarrels were most likely a part of any family, including my own.


What do you find is the most challenging aspect of writing?
Not coming up with another story while I’m working on one. I usually think any idea that pops in my head might be better than what I’m writing, but usually the feeling passes.


That’s a familiar scenario when I’m writing, as well. What is your favorite part of writing?
I enjoy the fun of not knowing exactly how my story will end. I always feel if I don’t know the ending, the reader will be just as surprised as I was when I wrote it.


What authors or person(s) have influenced you as a writer and why?
I have been lucky to meet wonderful people all through my life that have guided me in my writing by telling me their stories, and in turn, I listened with open ears and learned how to write good characters with real problems.


Marsha, many of your books are now audio books. Could you tell us about that process? I know I’m more than interested.
One of my favorite passed times is listening to audio books. When I hear an audio book, it’s becomes a special event and very entertaining. The story comes to life, and it’s so enjoyable I sometimes wish the story could go on forever; however I do agree with the common complaint about the narration. If you like the voice behind the words, it’s such fun to imagine the setting and the story, but if you don’t, the feeling is not the same, and sometimes it’s enough to make you go on to something else. It doesn’t hold your interest.

I never thought my books would become audio books, but because of Audibles and the sharing method between the producer of the audio and the author of the book, it became possible.
The children’s books that I have on audio were a great learning experience for me. I got to hear every word and realized that after reading a book and listening to the audio, the experience is far greater than just the read, especially for children.


I urge authors and readers to give audio books a chance.


For authors go to www.acx.com

Marsha's Audio books Marsha's Audio Books

http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_search_tseft?advsearchKeywords=lady+jane+sinclair&filterby=field-keywords&x=0&y=0

Thanks so much for sharing, Marsha. I love audio books, and would love to go down that path with my first book. 

Do you have a favorite place to write? To read?
I love writing in coffee shops or restaurants when I’m by myself. That’s when I truly feel I’m completely in my characters world. 


Tell us something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I’m very organized, however as a teenager I wasn’t and didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I usually try to tell parents not to judge their children so harshly because life has a way of working itself out and growing up isn’t easy. Every child needs their space as do adults.


True words and great advice for parents. As a kid, my interests were varied and appeared to have no rhyme or reason to many adults. Looking back, the common denominator was creativity and a healthy imagination.

Did the writing process uncover surprises or learning experiences for you? What about the publishing process?
Over the years, I have learned so much from writing and doing my radio shows, which in turn gave me the best education ever on how to independently publish, and not worry that a publisher may have rejected my work. If the story is good, readers will enjoy your work regardless of who published the book. Enjoy writing and try to remember that if your book makes you laugh or cry, that is always a good thing because your readers will probably do the same.

I also feel that because things have changed over the years in publishing, authors have an open field for fulfilling their dreams. They just have to be persistent.



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What do you hope readers will gain from your book?
It’s always good to hear your reader understood what you were trying to convey in your story, and as authors that is the best feeling imaginable.


Looking back, what did you do right that helped you write and market this book?
I used my own judgement. Listening to too many people can end up causing a writer to feel insecure and not finish their story. Finishing the story works!


I agree wholeheartedly–finish writing the book! What didn’t work as well as you’d hoped?
Usually by the time my story is written, I’m hopeful that everything worked during the journey because if I felt uncomfortable on any level, I would try to re- work my story until I got it right.


Any advice or tips for writers looking to get published?
My suggestion would be if you are having trouble getting an agent or publisher, find an Independent service and publish your own book, but don’t skimp on three very important aspects of successful publishing: editing, formatting, and getting the best artwork you can for your cover.   


Website and social media links?
Radio Show Blog – http://worldofinknetwork.blogspot.com/
Author Blog – http://whatsnewwithmarsha.blogspot.com/
Marsha’s Website-   http://marshacaspercook.com
Radio Show Website – http://worldofinknetwork.com
https://www.facebook.com/marshacaspercook


Where can we find your books?
https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Central-Station-Relationships-Meant-ebook/dp/B01B8CBDMC
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/michiganavenue
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=marsha+casper+cook  


A list of Marsha’s books:
Novels: Grand Central Station – romantic comedy & audio book; Guilty Pleasures series – erotica
Children’s books: The Busy Bus; No Clues No Shoes – also audio; The Magical Leaping Lizard – also audio; Snack Attack -also audio; I Wish I Was A Brownie- also audio
Screenplay (book): It’s Never Too Late
Non-Fiction:
To Life 


What’s next for you?
I have several projects in my head. One is to write another romantic comedy, and the other is to add to my Guilty Pleasures series.


Thanks so much for joining us today, Marsha. It’s been a real pleasure getting to know more about you and your books. I wish you the very best with your many books and audio books!
About Eleanor:
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Puerto Rican-born Eleanor Parker Sapia is the author of the award-winning historical novel, A Decent Woman, published by Scarlet River Press. Her debut novel, set in turn of the century Ponce, Puerto Rico, garnered an Honorable Mention for Best Historical Fiction, English at the 2016 International Latino Book Awards with Latino Literacy Now, and was selected as a Book of the Month by Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club in 2015. A writer, artist, and photographer, Eleanor currently lives in Berkeley County, West Virginia, where she is working on her second novel, The Laments of Forgotten Souls, set in 1920 Puerto Rico.
Eleanor’s book: http://amzn.to/1X0qFvK
Please visit Eleanor at her website:
www.eleanorparkersapia.com



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Monday, February 20, 2017




Please join Marsha  Casper Cook on Feb 22 at 4PM EST 3 PM CST 2PM MT 1 PM PST for a very special show about writing. This isn't about marketing, social media or politics- this is about writing and why authors need to write. Jack and Dennis are both highly educated wonderful writers who are constantly writing and putting out nothing but the best. They have learned their craft well and will be discussing how their lives have changed through writing and the importance of being the best you can be by telling a good story and making it work.
 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Good Old Fashion Recipes Work -

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Beef Stroganoff
This was a favorite of all and we encouraged Mom to make it often.
2 lbs lean round steak
4 T butter
½ lb mushrooms
½ C tomato juice*
1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
Pepper
2 tsp salt
1 C mushroom soup
1 C sour cream
Trim all fat from beef.
Cut meat into strips, about 3” long and 1” wide; set to one side.
In a sauté pan, melt 2 T butter, add mushrooms, sauté until golden brown.
Remove mushrooms from pan; set aside.
Melt remaining butter in pan.
Add meat and cook, stirring constantly for about four minutes.
Add tomato juice and garlic
Simmer (with lid partly open) until meat is tender and done. (*Note: Additional tomato juice may well be required in order to simmer the meat sufficiently).
Add mushrooms, seasoning, and soup. Heat thoroughly.
Stir in sour cream — just before serving.

 

Easter Egg Nests
Know why this one was made — 3 Musketeers was one of Mom’s favorite candy bars (Cup of Gold being her very favorite).
6 — (“3 Musketeer”) candy bars
2 T milk
4 C cereal flakes
1 C shredded coconut
Tinted coconut and candy eggs
Soften candy bars with milk over hot water.
Remove candy from stove, stirring until smooth.
Combine cereal and coconut in a bowl.
Fold in candy mixture with rubber spatula.
Shape into nests approximately 2½ - 3 inch in diameter with moistened hands.
After set, fill with tinted coconut and candy eggs.
Yield: 12 nests

Best Book Marketing -World Of Ink Network





Please join Marsha Casper Cook and her special Guest A J Sterling from Best Book Marketing on Tuesday January 17th at 4PM EST 3 PM CST 2PM MT 1PM PST.

They will be discussing all the latest marketing trends. They’re very innovative in their marketing technique and that’s exactly what authors and businesses need for the upcoming year.

You won’t want to miss this show because marketing is the most important way to increase sales.


For more info on the shows
http://www.marshacaspercook.com
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017











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 Please join Marsha Casper Cook on Wednesday January 4 at 4:30 EST 3:30 CST 2:30 MT 1:30 PST when her guests will be Jeanette Arsenault and Randall Dark. Jeanette and Randall will be discussing their project about Jeanette’s brother Ron who had been inspiring Jeanette in everything she does.

Ron has CP and due to his complex needs he needs 24/7 care. Jeanette will be discussing how her music touches the heart and with the message of song she feels motivated to help others.

Randall P. Dark is a writer, director, and producer and together they plan to share the emotional and heartfelt subject that many people face each day when a family member faces a crisis.
This is going to be a terrific show and will without a doubt inspire you.




 For more info - http://www.worldofinknetwork.com

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