Author Archives: Smoky Zeidel

About Smoky Zeidel

Smoky Zeidel is an author whose deep connection to nature is apparent in all she writes. She is the author of three novels, a short story collection, and three works of nonfiction. When not writing or exploring nature, Smoky spends time gardening, camping, meditating, and resisting the urge to speak in haiku.

Consolidating Blogs

Dear Readers: I will be closing down “Smoky Talks Authors…” and “Smoky Talks Books…” effective immediately. But not to worry! I’ll still be doing book reviews and author interviews. I’ll just be posting them on my regular blog, “Smoky Talks…” … Continue reading

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Meet Smoky Mountain Author Lin Stepp

You are a native Tennessean, and, like me, have a deep love for the Great Smoky Mountains. Do you remember your first trip to the national park? Do you have a favorite childhood memory of the park? From our South … Continue reading

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A Talk With Sharon Heath

I just finished reading your book, The History of My Body, and I just loved it! (Readers, you can read my review of the book here.) The book’s protagonist is a young girl, Fleur, who may or may not have … Continue reading

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A Chat with Collin Kelley

I know Collin Kelley because we share a publisher, Vanilla Heart Publishing. But getting to know him via Facebook and the VHP authors group, and by reading his books and poetry, I realized quickly Collin was the kind of person … Continue reading

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Meet Juliet Waldron

I normally don’t review self-published books, and because I consider author interviews to imply an endorsement of the author’s book, I don’t normally interview self-published authors, either. But once in a while, I run across a book published on CreateSpace … Continue reading

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A Talk With Debra Brenegan

I recently stumbled across the most amazing book; Shame the Devil, about 19th century writer Fanny Fern. I fell in love with Fanny from the start. In fact, midway through the book, I realized if I had lived in the … Continue reading

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A Chat With Morgen Bailey

My guest today is an author from Across the Pond who has become a great friend and supporter of me and other American authors. Morgen is witty, funny, smart, and spells words weird. (Okay, she doesn’t think she spells weird. … Continue reading

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A Chat With Malcolm R. Campbell

Let me start off today by making it clear that Malcolm is not only a fellow Vanilla Heart author, he is also a dear friend of mine. That in no way affected what I asked him, and I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Meet Robert Hays

Robert Hays is another author with Vanilla Heart Publishing, who publish my books. He also is a former student of mine–the best student I ever had, as a matter of fact. I’m almost as proud of him as he is … Continue reading

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Meet Janet Lane Walters

It isn’t every day you meet an author who has published nearly 40 books. Then again, if you’re an author with Vanilla Heart Publishing, which I am, you get used to being in distinguished company. So today, meet Janet Lane … Continue reading

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