MY BLOG TOUR STOPS: 

     In case you missed my blog tour when it ran, here are the blog stops I made for you to peruse at your leisure. Thanks for stopping by. Pull up a chair, sip your coffee, tea or whatever and relax a while. The blogs start at the bottom with the latest tour stop at the  top of this page and descending to the earliest from there.....Remember my blog tour bean on October 17, 2015 and ran into Mid-December 2015.

 

    Sunday, December 13, 2015

     Hello there Imaginarians! I know it has been forever and I promise that I am back on the blogging scene now for sure. Today I want to welcome the wonderful S.J. Francis who has just published her debut novel Shattered Lies.-Melissa Bradley, Author

     Read More: http://melissasimaginarium.blogspot.com/

 

    ALL I WANT TO IS WRITE - A GUEST BLOG by Author S J FRANCIS      ALAN'S BLOG

          12/6/2015                

         I love writing. It’s in my blood. I don’t see myself doing anything else. Of course, all writers share that dream of being able to write and do nothing else.

         READ MORE: http://www.alanbrenham.com/alans-blog/all-i-want-to-is-write-a-guest-blog-by-author-s-j-francis#comments

 

     Interview with author SJ Francis on the Writing Piazza

 

       Here we are on another #guestauthorfriday! We took a break last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families but we are back this week with the fabulous S.J. Francis, author of the recently released, Shattered Lies. We’re doing it up big since we missed you all so much last week!

       Hey S.J. thanks for joining us!

       READ MORE: http://www.thewritingpiazza.com/blog/thewritingpiazza-around-the-web/author-interviews/interview-with-author-sj-francis/

 

    S. J. Francis, Author

      December 2, 2015 writing S. J. Francis

        S. J. Francis is a freelance writer with over three hundred publication credits, a University Lecturer with doctorates in English, Mass Communications and Law, and most recently, a novelist. Francis writes for many publications, as well as regularly contributing to the local newspaper. Francis’ background also encompasses working as a television producer. A frequent traveler, Francis has resided in thirteen states and three countries.

         READ MORE: https://lindaleekane.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

     General Sterling Price Guest Cat Interview #Caturday

        Posted on November 28, 2015 by Amidala AllenNovember 24, 2015

       Amidala speaking.

      I’m very excited to be hosting a guest today: General Sterling Price, the cat in S. J. Francis’ new novel, SHATTERED LIES. Alas, he didn’t send a picture of himself, and his author sent what MaMA says is a very odd author photo. I see nothing wrong with it, myself. After all, who cares what people look like?

     READ MORE: http://www.marianallen.com/page/4/

 

 

     Research – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Guest Post by S.J. Francis

       Wednesday, November 25, 2015

     Research. What is a writer without research? Without research for accuracy, a writer’s words are just words. And today, research is easier done than ever. There is no longer a need to go to a library. Research can be done from the comfort of one’s home, or even in the car. Research is a wonderful thing. But as with everything else, there is always a downside.

        READ MORE: http://tinawhittle.blogspot.com/2015/11/research-good-bad-and-ugly-guest-post.html

 

     Author Interview – S. J. Francis

           Posted by Maryann on November 18, 2015 | ∞

          It is always great fun to have a character interview the author of the book the character is starring in, and I hope you enjoy this one. So without further ado, let me introduce Kate Thayer and S.J. Francis as today’s Wednesday’s Guests. Since they both live in the deep south, I’m guessing they might like a mint julep for refreshment. Please do help yourself, too.

          READ MORE: http://maryannwrites.com/itsnotallgravy/2015/11/18/author-interview-s-j-francis/

 

 

     Book Preview – Shattered Lies by S. J. Francis

        Posted by Maryann on November 15, 2015 | ∞

     Shattered LiesS. J. Francis

     File Size: 1079 KBPrint Length: 400 pagesPublisher: Black Opal Books (October 24, 2015)     Date: October 24, 2015Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language:     

     English        ASIN: B016H9HAXC

     ABOUT THE BOOK

     She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone…

     READ MORE: http://maryannwrites.com/itsnotallgravy/2015/11/15/book-preview-shattered-lies-by-s-j-francis/

 

 

      Julie Lomoe's Hope Dawns Eternal  Indie Author of Edgy Novels    12 NOV 2015

       How the bottom line rules what you see on TV   by www.julielomoe.wordpress.com in Uncategorized

        Today I’m delighted to welcome my first guest blogger in several years, and I hope to have many more in the months ahead. S.J. Francis found my contact information on the Sisters in Crime website and asked if I’d be interested in a guest post promoting Shattered Lies, their new book.* I said I’d be delighted, especially since this author has extensive experience in the television industry. Hope Dawns Eternal, my vampire soap opera thriller, is set at a major TV network, and I’m constantly trolling for new information on the behind-the-scenes world of television. Here’s what they* sent me:

           The TV Industry is a Fickle Business

              CONTINUE READING: https://julielomoe.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

     Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

     Award-winning blog for book reviews, author interviews, and anything writing-related.

     Tuesday, November 10, 2015     Interview with novelist S.J. Francis

     Today’s special guest is novelist S. J. Francis and we’re focused on the debut novel, Shattered Lies. During S. J.'s virtual book tour, 2 lucky people will win an autographed copy of the novel. Details for how to enter for a chance to win are below

     CONTINUE READING:    http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2015/11/interview-with-novelist-sj-francis.html      

 

      Birds and Books: Welcome to Birds and Books: Writer S.J. Francis

        Today I'm pleased to interview S.J. Francis and introduce you to her debut novel, Shattered Lies , published by Black Opal Books.

        The purpose of these questions is to allow your readers to get to know your protagonist on a deeper level, so here goes:

It’s time to get your protagonist, Kate Thayer, out of her comfort zone, if life as a veterinarian even has a comfort zone. You want to present her with a challenge and you’ve given her the following choices: climb Mount Everest; run a Marathon; trek across the Sierra Desert with a tribe of nomads; or sail around the world alone. Which would she choose?

               CONTINUE READING: http://kathleenkaskawrites.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome-to-birds-and-books-writer-sj.html?spref=bl

 

 

    Welcome Author S.J. Francis with Mystery Author Linda Thorne....

       Posted on October 29, 2015 by LindaOctober 24, 2015

           ABOUT S.J. FRANCIS
          S. J. Francis is a freelance writer with over three hundred publication credits, a University Lecturer with doctorates in English, Mass Communications and Law, and most recently, a novelist. Francis writes for many publications, as well as regularly contributing to the local newspaper. Francis’ background also encompasses working as a television producer. A frequent traveler, Francis has resided in thirteen states and three countries. A confirmed bibliophile, when not writing Francis can be found reading a good book, or spending time in the outdoors. Francis currently lives in Mississippi, where a major part of Shattered Lies takes place—but grew up in New York City, where the latter portion occurs—and has a great respect and fondness for both places, and considers the world a notebook full of endless ideas. Francis’ first novel, Shattered Lies is a women’s fiction/mainstream/family saga novel. The family dynamic is a never ending source of ideas and Shattered Lies is no exception. As in all the stories Francis writes, in the end, it’s all about family. Future projects include a sequel to Shattered Lies and a novel about the dynamic relationships in Hollywood.

                CONTINUE READING:  http://www.lindathorne.com/uncategorized/welcome-author-s-j-francis/

 

     Guest post from a fan and fellow author by Maria Murnane.....

            Posted by Maria Murnane | October 26, 2015

             I recently received an email from a loyal fan named S.J. Francis who is releasing a debut novel this week. While I was perplexed by S.J.’s decision not to reveal his/her gender (see the author headshot below), I was also grateful to learn that S.J. had read all my books, so I decided to help out in the launch of the novel by offering S.J. the opportunity to write a guest post for this blog. I asked for some thoughts on what he/she had learned during the writing process that might be useful to other aspiring novelists. Here’s what S.J. had to say:

                              CONTINUE READING:  http://mariamurnane.com/2015/10/26/guest-post-from-a-fan-and-fellow-author

 

 

 

 

           Jacqueline Vick's Blog: A Writer's Jumble Adopt a Shelter Animal & Adopt a Life Long Friend Guest Post with S.J. Francis

           S. J. Francis is a freelance writer with over three hundred publication credits, a University Lecturer with doctorates in English, Mass Communications and Law, and most recently, a novelist. A frequent traveler, Francis has resided in thirteen states and three countries. Francis currently lives in Mississippi, where a major part of Shattered Lies takes place—but grew up in New York City, where the latter portion occurs—and has a great respect and fondness for both places, and considers the world a notebook full of endless ideas. Francis’ first novel, Shattered Lies is a women’s fiction/mainstream/family saga novel.

 

                                         CONTINUE READING:  http://www.jacquelinevickauthor.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

         

            J. J. White Writing Blog-Guest Post by S.J. Francis, author of Shattered Lies....Oct 24, 2015

           Not meaning to give away my age, but I miss the simple things in life. I miss the days when a hash tag was just a number sign. When people knew what a hyphen was and knew how to use them. Now there are hash tags to get your message noticed on twitter. Most don’t even know what a hyphen or a semi-colon is. Now there are Em dashes. I never heard of Em dashes until just recently. Now they’re popping up everywhere. What happened to the plain, ordinary comma? I can’t even find an Em dash on my computer. Can you? One of my favorite classes in school was English. I have a doctorate in English and yet, I have never dealt with Em dashes until I got my novel, Shattered Lies published by Black Opal Books.
I miss the simple things in life because life was really more simple back then. People wrote letters and read printed books. They saved the letters. They shared             CONTINUE READING: http://jjwhitebooks.com/blog

        

 

 

 

          Journeys, Treks and Daylilies with Tierney James: Never Let Fear Win:

          I am not easily impressed these days. Then along comes S.J. Francis, author of Shattered Lies, and makes me hang on every insightful word she says. Her words of wisdom really touched me. I hope if you are a writer or want to be, you'll read this interview, top to bottom. There are pre-buy links of course, but also a chance to win her new novel, Shattered Lies. So let's get to it. 

          What moment in your life did you know you wanted to be a writer?

                                 CONTINUE READING: http://ptierneyjames.blogspot.com/2015/10/never-let-fear-win.html?spref=bl

 

 

 

 

 

           Meet S.J. Francis #Author of Shattered Lies. #ReleaseDay #Women’sFiction #Giveaway     October 24, 2015

 

     Me: Today I have the pleasure of speaking with author S.J. Francis on the release day of Shattered Lies. Francis and I are published by the same house, Black Opal Books. Thank you for spending time with me today. You have such an impressive bio, with over three hundred publishing credits. Can you tell us about your writing career before your debut novel?

    S.J. First, I must say, thank you, Ronnie for sharing this exciting day with me and for hosting me on your blog.
What should I say that won’t bore anyone? While a senior in high school, after complaining to a friend about what I should do with all the story ideas dancing about in my head, I began writing them down and sending them out for publication. Finally, after submitting about a dozen stories to different publications and getting more discouraged by the day with each rejection letter, I sold my first short story to a national magazine a year later. Then another. I also became an intern at a local newspaper. While in college, I interned at FOX TV and therein began my career in television production rising to executive producer. I directed, and created two original series. I wrote some scripts. I still wrote short stories and articles during all the years, which were published in various magazines under different pen names. To date, I’ve written over a dozen novels, but Shattered Lies is the first one I actively sought for publication, and here I am. 

             CONTINUE READING:  http://ronnieallennovel.com/meet-s-j-francis-author-of-shattered-lies-releaseday-womensfiction-giveaway/

            

    

  Let’s Help Launch Shattered Lies by Martha Graham-Waldon...

     Posted on October 19, 2015 by marthagw

     Hello and welcome to a Book Launch today with Women’s Fiction Author SJ Francis for her debut novel…Shattered Lies, an intriguing      tale of family secrets and lies. Let’s take a look!

 

      She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone…
Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways she could have never foreseen.
Colored employees, headed by matriarch, Maddy are actually her mother’s family. Her mother died in childbirth and despondent, her father shot himself. Worse yet, neither set of grandparents wanted a mixed race baby, though Katherine kept her because she was “white”. Faced with these revelations, she discovers she has a twin sister and goes off to New York City in hopes of meeting her. Once there, Astrid spurns her.
As expected, emotions run high. What happens next? What is to come from all of this? Does  her family come together for her, or fall apart? The truth is revealed within the pages as Shattered Lies comes to a head. Continue reading →

                           http://nothinglikenormal.com/2015/10/19/lets-help-launch-shattered-lies/#more-105

 

     Writing is Breathing: SJ Francis "Shattered Lies" Debut with Carole Avila

 

     Writing is Breathing: SJ Francis "Shattered Lies" Debut!: Shattered Lies is the first novel by S. J. Francis, a women’s fiction/family saga. As in all the stories Francis writes, in the end, it’s...    CONTINUE READING:  http://caroleavila.blogspot.com/2015/10/sj-francis-shattered-lies-debut.html?spref=bl

 

 

 

 

      

 

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