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REVOLUTION Anthology Author Spotlight: Caroline A. Gill

Meet Caroline A. Gill

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Growing up in Southern California, native of the ocean and the sand, I went to UCLA and then to NIU, out in Illinois. Trained as an artist, I work in printmaking and metalsmithing. Now, I live up in the shadow of the Redwoods of Northern California, in one of those towns founded by the California Gold Rush, Eureka. It rains. A lot. Rather like London by all accounts, there is plenty of time inside during the fall, winter, and spring which is best spent in my imagination. It’s warm and dry there, most days.

www.authorcarolineagill.com

 

 

What is the title of your story in the UTOPiA Anthology?

All The Good In the World

What is your short story about?

When the world ends, and everything he knew is destroyed, Joshua must decide what is worth saving. He chooses the woman he loves, Allie, over any power in heaven or hell.

Was this a familiar genre / style for you?

I have been writing in fantasy and paranormal from my first attempt at self-publishing in 2012. Fantasy/paranormal is certainly my niche. Though I am finding horror creeps into my pages whilst I am not looking.

How did the story come to you?

I considered what could be done in the last few seconds before a world died. What could anyone do? What is really important, in the end?

What book / series are you best known for?

The Flykeeper Chronicles: Flying Away, Flying Blind, and Flying Free.

What’s your UTOPiA experiences?

I have never been. This year marks my first experience and it’s terribly exciting to finally meet so many authors who have helped me in the past two years. I am super excited.

Post Script. Author’s Word

Doubt is something that plagues us all. Are we good enough? Why is my voice important? Is this just vanity to think I might matter? And the doubt never stops, the feeling that someone is better, that you are not worthy. The key is to realize: we are always growing. There is always time for improvement. Lifting each other up is part of what makes indies great!


 

For more information on the Anthology (plus a giveaway opportunity for UTOPiA attendees):

 

REVOLUTION
A 5th Year Anniversary Anthology for UTOPiA

Revolution CoverA diverse and celebratory collection of stories based on the theme of Revolution.

With eight stories written in a variety of genres, from Paranormal Romance, to Sci-Fi Dystopia, to Magic Realism, to Political Realism, the anthology, Revolution is a page-turning, myriad collection of voices from different times and places, but all with a strong positive message about the power each of us hold to make change in the world.

FOREWORD by Janet Wallace, Founder of UTOPiA http://www.utopiacon.com/
ABOUT by Carlyle Labuchagne, Founder of Help Build A Library in South Africa Foundation. http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/

AUTHORS & STORIES:

Raye Wagner: Narcos
Christina Benjamin: Wings Of Liberty
Jessie Campbell: Sacrifice
Kelly Risser: Rise From The Ashes
Desira Fuqua: Rebellion
Caroline A. Gill: All The Good In The World
Tricia Zoeller: The Last Thunderbird
Nooce Miller: Shattering Glass

PUBLISHER: Little Bird Publishing House. London. http://www.thelittlebirdbookstore.com

Securing A Copy

Revolution Order

As the Anthology is a charity project, it’s important that we don’t over-order copies, so that we can maximize the amount of profit going to the ‘Help Build A Library In South Africa Foundation’. Although there will be some copies available on the days of the convention, please help us by pre-ordering and securing your copy using the pre-order form.

LIMITED availability in Paperback from the UTOPiA 2016 Con
PRE-ORDER form for Paperback editions is http://goo.gl/forms/zsClNDmwrz

ABOUT THE STORIES

Raye Wagner: Narcos

They are invincible. Words spoken so often they are believed to be true. The Narcos follow their own rules. The people, the laws, even the government bow to the power of the drug traffickers. And they will either pay off or kill anyone that stands in their way. An annual twenty-thousand deaths within the blood-soaked borders of Mexico attest to this fact.

In Xtepal, Rai Madra’s life is interrupted by the arrival of the the Narcos. The drug traffickers invade and subdue the small town, but a young Rai turns a blind eye to the growing parasite. As his friends cross the threshold into adulthood, the Narcos pressure each of them to take sides. When tragedy strikes, Rai will need to risk everything to expose the biggest lie of all.

The Narcos are not invincible.

Inspired by actual events in the city of Tepalcatepec, Michoacan, Mexico.

Christina Benjamin: Wings Of Liberty

On a dark and misty night, Paul Revere, Civil War revolutionary, is undertaking what will become his famous midnight ride, only it’s not just enemies lurking in the woods he needs to fear. Beautiful, mercenary witches have aligned themselves with the enemy and are intent on ensuring Paul Revere’s destined dash to the Sons Of Liberty never succeeds.

‘A fun blend of history, magic, love, and revolution.’

Jessie Campbell: Sacrifice

After the nuclear winter wiped out the rest of the planet, the last remaining city is under the dictatorship of the powerful Lord of the Dead. To protect her little brother, a sixteen-year-old girl makes the ultimate sacrifice and volunteers to join the army of dead soldiers. But something goes horribly wrong, and she’s put her family in grave danger. Only a revolution can protect them now…

Kelly Risser: Rise From The Ashes

Over a century and a half ago, a volcano exploded, wiping out life as we know it. A group of scientists and their families escaped to an underground bunker. What had been their salvation is now a prison to Connie, a seventeen-year-old descendent. She longs for freedom, fresh air, and sunshine, and battles the complacency of her friends and family. Like her hero, Amelia Earhart, she will stop at nothing for the sake of adventure.

Desira Fuqua: Rebellion

In an attempt to overthrow a domineering, tyrant-king, Thera and her rebels group together with the hope of returning democracy to their people, but revolution is a bloody endeavor and not without terrible losses. Thera can only hope that the price of freedom is worth it.

Caroline A. Gill: All The Good In The World

Time is running out. Daydreamers, the holders of the portals Between, have always held open the doors of Creation. Now they are all dead – except for Allie, the one woman Joshua, one of the last TimeKeepers, loves more than life. What is the cost of sacrifice? What will he pay for the one he loves?

Tricia Zoeller: The Last Thunderbird

A rebellious girl. An ancient creature. One shot at freedom.

Anna, also known as Little Bird, has experienced terrible loss in her life, but then something triggers a spark in her to question everything she’s known to be true.

As the mining town of Menolark abandons many of its Native American traditions, Anna uncovers a nest of corruption at the heart of their community, which she believes has led to an eternal thunder that threatens to suppress, and ultimately abolish their way of life forever. If anything is to be salvaged, then Anna must defy her elders and undertake a terrifying initiation ceremony.

Nooce Miller: Shattering Glass

An eerie plague decimates the world’s population just as a new ice age strikes the globe. Olympic archer Greer Mason is searching the frozen desolation of North America for her lost love, Boone. A note in his apartment leads her to the ruins of New York City, but the amazing high-rise greenhouse and survivor settlement Greer finds there is not what it seems.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT:

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY:
Open to all those attending UTOPiA (Hamper to be collected from the Anthology Stand)

Hamper prize to include; Signed Paperback copy of ‘Flying Away’ by Caroline Gill, and a signed poster of ‘Mango’. A Signed Paperback copy of 7, and special mystery swag pack from Kelly Risser. An Amazon gift card and Mystery Swag pack from Christina Benjamin. A paperback of Dark Heart Anthology Vol I and II and mystery swag pack From Little Bird Publishing & Katie M. John. An eBook of both Curse of the Sphinx and Demigods and Monsters by Raye Wagner & other swag items

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