Featured Author DL Gallie

This blog feature is the sole property of featured Stars and Author DL Gallie Interviewed by Award Winning Blogger and Author Fancy J London All Rights Reserved ©️2018

The moment I saw this woman’s big bright cheery smile on her profile I knew she was special. I reached out to Author DL Gallie on Instagram and I must say I was impressed by her personality and her superlative writing style which I quickly discovered after taking about a month to investigate. I must say Author DL Gallie is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.

Feature Interview:

Fancy: DL Gallie can you tell us where you’re from?

DJ Gallie: I am from Queensland, Australia, but have visited many different places all over the world over the years. I currently reside in Gladstone.

Fancy: It must have been exciting getting to travel around a lot and experience knew cultures?

DJ Gallie: Yes, at times.

Fancy: So tell me, who stole your heart? Besides the love of writing ofcourse.

DL Gallie: My husband is my everything we have been together since the young age of sixteen, and although we tend to drive each other crazy at times, we couldn’t imagine our lives without one another.

Fancy: Who would you say encouraged you the most to explore writing?

DL Gallie: I would have to say undoubtedly my husband who encouraged me to start writing again after a brief hiatus.

Fancy: So did you just pick up a pen and go, so to speak or was it a slow journey?

DL Gallie: Well it was quite close actually, one day I just picked up a pen and started writing, and now the voices in my head won’t shut up.

Fancy: Wow, that sounds amazing, so that must mean you are not a victim of writer’s block, I would assume.

DL Gallie: Lol, Funny. Nothing a little bit of wine can’t fix.

Fancy: Ah, good to know next time I am in a bind for new lyrics. What other guilty pleasures do you care to share with us?

DL Gallie: Well I enjoy listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. Also I’ll never turn down a well made cocktail, especially a margarita. Which lead me to starting my Liquor Cabinet Series.

Fancy: I’ll drink some liquor to that! Before I let you go can you share your links with us so we can find your books online?

DL Gallie: Sure I’d love to, you can find most of my books on Amazon and more information on my website ofcourse.

LINKS:

Amazon –

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01JYSV39A

Website –

https://dlgallieauthor.wixsite.com/dlgallieauthor

Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/dlgallieauthor

Instagram –

http://www.instagram.com/dlgallieauthor

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Katie Mettner – Author & Inspiration

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This feature bio represents the author Katie Mettner all content belongs to Featured Stars on behalf of Katie Mettner. Author/Editor: FancyJ London

This is the story of an incredibly talented woman who found her passion amidst trials and remained a beautiful person. I am proud to have had the chance to get to know her and I think you will feel the same after you get to know Katie and her love of Sugar.

Katie Mettner was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on June 14th, 1975 as the second child, but within a few years quickly became the middle child. She’s a mixture of English, German, and French Canadian, but pretty much only claims the French Canadian part. As a middle child, Katie learned patience at an early age. Her two favorite things were dolls and books, often times reading books to the dolls while playing pretend in the basement on the hot summer days. She cherished the time she spent with her dad walking or biking to and from the local library where they searched out new lands to visit. As she grew, she discovered her love for watching the NBC soaps. It was a running joke that she could write them, when she’d say the line or predict the plot twist before it happened. When she broke her leg in 1989 she had plenty of time to read, and discovered great authors like Mary Higgins Clark, and read every Harlequin romantic suspense written.

Writing was something Katie enjoyed doing in elementary school when her fourth grade teacher handed everyone a blank white journal and assigned a new journal entry every week. In sixth grade, her love for writing continued when she wrote, and performed, a newscast about Ireland. It’s fair to say her love of writing continued into her later years of schooling. While she loved to write, as Saturday’s child she knew she would work hard for a living, and after high school worked cleaning houses and running a daycare. After a move from central Wisconsin to Northern Wisconsin, she found a new love, her husband. With birthdays only a day apart, they were meant to be. They met at Thanksgiving 1999, engaged in January, married in April, and had their first baby the following February. In the blink of an eye she was the mom of three kids under three, and there wasn’t much time for writing between diaper changes and typing medical reports from home. Characters came and went through her mind during those years, but only one of them stayed with her, Sugar.

When Katie was thirty-five an old injury from the bunny hill where she first went skiing came back to haunt her. After years of walking with crutches, casts, braces, and then forced into a wheelchair, she had to make a change. Out of medical options, she made the decision and became a left below knee amputee in February 2011. It was then she found time to finally write Sugar’s story. Feeling ridiculous, she made sure no one else knew she was this into writing a book about an amputee dancer who lived on Lake Superior, and fell in love with an Irish guy. See any parallels? There were plenty, but she remembered they always said, write what you know, so she did. As winter turned to spring and summer she finished the first few drafts of the story, which weighed in at a hefty four hundred pages. She didn’t care what genre it was or if people would even like it, she had just found joy in writing it as she recovered and found a new way to walk.

Unsure what to even do with it once it was done, she did an internet search to see if there was somewhere she could get it printed and give a copy to some family members. When Google hit on KDP and indie publishing it was like a whole new world opened up. A world she didn’t understand in the least nor was sure she wanted to! She was so obtuse it never crossed her mind if she published it on the kindle platform more than just her family might read it!

That book, Sugar’s Dance, was seven years and thirty-two books ago. After Sugar found success with readers all over the world, and they wanted more, Katie thought it was wise to learn more about self-publishing and everything that goes with it from editing to covers to promoting. She joined a local author group where she was warmly welcomed, even though she was the only romance author, and learned a ton right off the bat from them. As the second and then the third Sugar book released, other characters began to speak to her. She’s now written thirty-two books in nine romance or romantic suspense series, several stand alone romances, and two LGBT romances. All of her characters are real people and most of them have a physical disability that puts them at a disadvantage to finding love, at least in their eyes. She has several more books planned for three of those series, but also has the first baby bird leaving the nest this summer for college, so she’s not thinking too far ahead.

“When I hit the publish button on Sugar’s Dance I had NO idea there would ever be a second book, much less a thirty second. I was so thrilled on Halloween day when Sugar came out because I felt like I’d finally gotten that one book out of me they told me I had. There was no greater feeling than having accomplished a feat I’d been thinking and dreaming about half my life. it was truly a high I still experience on every release day, but what makes me the happiest is seeing one of my books on the shelf in the library.”

What does you like to do when you aren’t writing?

Katie: “I’m pretty much always writing, if not on paper then in my head. During the times when I’m not writing it down, I’m usually lying in bed with insomnia. Kidding, of course. Actually, I’m an active band mom to my 3 E’s, Emily (Sax, piano, and voice), Edward (Bassoon), and Eli (Sax) and when I’m not running them to marching band and pep band, I’m usually at home listening to one of them practice! I enjoy crocheting sweaters for our pet leopard gecko, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, visiting our family in Duluth, Minnesota, crocheting, baking and of course, reading. As a Gemini I’m relaxed and easy going, and since I married another Gemini, our house is pretty chill. My dream would be to live on the shores of Lake Superior and stare out over the lake every day as I drink coffee and write more stories about the wonderful mysteries the lake holds.”

“Being an author is easy, but being a writer is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. There is a difference after all. Being an author is about the face you show the world after you’ve published a book; smiling, happy, chatting about your muse, and basking in the sunshine of success. Being a writer is about the endless cups of coffees, deleted paragraphs, living in coffee stained pajamas, not combing your hair for a week, forgetting how to spell, wondering if that’s you who smells, eating frozen pizzas three nights a week, wondering why you suck so much, hating every word you write, certain no one will ever like this character who is so broken kind of profession. The two are intertwined, but distinct. More importantly, you can’t be an author without doing the hard work of being a writer first. I could give up being an author as long as no one ever forces me to stop being a writer.”

You can find me just about everywhere on social media and my blog. Come on over and visit with me! Follow me on Amazon for updates on all my releases! ~ Katie Mettner

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About the Author: FancyJ London

Performing Artist, Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Writer, Editor, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & A Gemini!

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Featured Artist * Xavier Choice

Author-Award Winning Blogger FancyJLondon©2016 (All Right Reserved) This feature interview represents the recording artist/rapper-singer Xavier Choice.

 Xavier Choice was born in Fort Worth, and raised in Houston Texas. Choice would frequently visit Fort Worth where his family resides. He started writing at the young age of 10 years old under his first emcee name, X-Man. His older brother, Jarian greatly inspired him by giving him a taste of rap when he would record himself rapping over Tupac beats. Choice was instantly hooked. 


Interview by FancyJ London 
FancyJ: “What or who inspired you to come out into the music world?”

Choice : “My older brother, Jarian, used to always spit verses over Tupac beats and I used to hear him do it all the time. I have always looked up to him, simply because he’s my older brother. But when I saw him rapping, it honestly changed my life. I knew then that, that was what I wanted to do with my life. Along with the inspiration that he provided, I was always in church. I was in the church choir, and I was always singing around the house. I was singing before I even started rapping. Most people don’t know that. I have a very musical family and it just runs in my veins.”
 

FancyJ: “Where do most of your lyrics come from?”

Choice : “Mostly life experiences. Every now and then, I’ll step out of the realm of reality and life experiences and get arrogant and tell everyone how I’m better than them. But, it mostly comes from being looked down upon as a teenager growing up. I was always bullied and no one thought that my music or what I was saying was anything worth listening to. I was the quintessential underdog. I hung out with my small circle of friends who were also considered “uncool” and “unpopular”. I use that as fuel to my fire to show everyone that I’m not to be looked past as just another emcee. I’m someone special.”
 

FancyJ: “Do you think music has the ability to influence the world for the better, or at least change the mentality of most people worldwide?”

Choice  : “Absolutely. 100%. Music, in my opinion, is the key to many solutions in life. It is one of, if not the most, influential thing in the universe. People’s moods can change in an instant depending on what song they are currently listening to. It can bring up many memories whether it is good or bad. In that same sense, it can easily inspire people to want to do better and challenge other people to do the same with them. The song, We Are The World, made many people want to do better with their lives and start giving.”
 

FancyJ: “If you were already at the top of billboard, had your Grammy, and star on Hollywood…what would you do first?”

Choice : “Nothing really, continue doing what I love and keep making music. Living my life to the fullest. Simple answer. But, all the accolades aren’t important to me.”
 

FancyJ: “Do you contribute to any charities, own a charity, or have dreams to start one?” 

Choice : “I currently do not contribute to any charities but whenever I would have the funds to do so, I would have no problem giving money to those who are less fortunate.”
 

FancyJ: “How do you feel when you are singing in the studio, what keeps you pumped?

Choice : “Untouchable. I feel like whenever the mic is on, no one can hold a candle to me. May not be true, because it isn’t, but it’s the mentality that you have to have when being in the studio. Also, on the flipside of things, what keeps me pumped and gets me going, is knowing that it’s just me, the mic, and my words. My story that I have the pleasure of telling to the world. It’s a wonderful feeling.”
 

FancyJ: “What or who is your main inspiration in life?”

Choice : “The underdogs. Everybody who has been bullied in school and pushed aside by all of their peers. The ones who, instead of choosing to fight back using their fists, chose to use their minds and their drive to get back at the people who treated them wrong. Those are the people I do it for. The ones who have a story to tell and feel that they are worth more than what people say they are. The people who are unapologetic for being themselves.”

 

FancyJ: “Who is your biggest music influencer, why?” 

Choice : “Well, my older brother, Jarian definitely gave me inspiration. But as far as influences? There are too many to count. Most recently, the person who I’ve been heavy on for the longest is J Cole. He has a style that I tend to gravitate more towards more. I love his delivery and the story that he tells. He’s unapologetic about the way he is, humble and honest. I’m the same way.” 
 FancyJ: “Do you play any instruments, don’t play? So, do you have a favorite?” 


Choice : “I used to play trumpet back in middle school for a short time. My favorite is the saxophone. Honestly, because it’s so damn sexy! Really! Something about the sax just hits my soul right every time. It’s a really beautiful sound, and can be so powerful in conveying so many emotions.”
 

FancyJ: “What made you choose your stage name, or stick with your own?” 

Choice : “Well my stage name is actually my last name. My full name is Xavier Choice. Before, I was Yung X. The whole yung thing is played out and I figured I wanted to be more marketable and sound more appealing to the masses. Plus, I got tired of hiding behind an alias. I felt like I could be myself more if I just used my name.” 
 

FancyJ: “Can you explain the meaning behind the last song you produced, why was this song created?” 

Choice : “The last song I wrote was a song entitled, Vibe With Me. It’s unreleased. It’s a feel good song that makes you want to just nod your head and chill out. That was the whole purpose of making the song. The whole point was to make people feel good and enjoy the feel good hip-hop.” 

FancyJ: “If you had to asses your own music, what three things would you say you admire about it, and what three things would you critique?” 

Choice : Three things that I admire about my own music would be…
1. I speak from my heart.

2. Never afraid to try anything different.

3. My words are clear and easy to decipher.

Three things that I would critique are…
1. Sometimes I have a tendency to take too deep of breaths on tracks.

2. When rapping fast I can get jumbled up and tongue-tied.

3. My singing could be a lot better at times and I could use more practice on it.
FancyJ: “Where do you see yourself in the music industry in five years?” 

Choice : “Influential and inspirational to the people who have the mentality and background as I do. A leader to the uncool and unpopular kids.” 
 

FancyJ: “What other occupation would you has chosen if you had not chosen music?” 

Choice : “Working in the meat department at a grocery store. I’ve done grocery work all my life and I love customer service.”
 

FancyJ: “If you could be anyone in the world for one day, who would you choose, what would you do the entire day, and why would you choose that person?” 

Choice : “I would choose to be any of the top hip-hop stars in the world today. J. Cole, Drake, Logic, etc.. I would just want to be in their shoes and see what it’s like to go through the day that they go through. The stresses of planning out interviews and deadlines to make and appearances. I’ve always been to attracted to the non glamorous side of the celebrity life.” 
 

FancyJ: “How do you deal with rejection, haters, and gold diggers?”

Choice : “That’s just it, I don’t deal with it. My revenge is success. I’m going to keep doing me and if there’s anybody that has an issue with my methods or my life, they don’t have to be in my life.” 
 FancyJ: “What helps you remain grounded, focused, and determined with your career?” 


Choice : “The people who tell me that they feel something when listening to my music. No bigger compliment can be said in the world than when someone tells me that my music spoke to them. Plus, I have a real passion for this. I’m a very humble person and I know that people don’t have to listen to me if they don’t want to. So I always thank the ones that truly love my music and want to know what I have to say.”

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT XAVIER CHOICE BELOW, MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC! 

https://www.facebook.com/xavier.choice
https://www.youtube.com/user/ChoiceMusic91
Instagram: peopleschoice91
Support CHOICE by Joining him here: https://m.datpiff.com/tape/713520

About the Author: FancyJ London

Recording Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Model, Award Winning Blogger, CEO of Featured Stars, Band and Artist Manager, Owner of “Revista Fancy”, & FSM -“Featured Stars Mag”. Event planner, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Newspaper Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, & Walk with Me Nonprofit organizations, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, Survivor, & Gemini! 

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Featured Artist *DONJO

FancyJLondon ©2015 (All Right Reserved) This blog post is a Bio Feature representing the musician Donjo. 
  

“DONJO” An Australian musician, full of musical talent and born with a great personality. His music is ever changing from the soothing melodies of “One Last Chance”, to latin mixed romantic rhythms like “Mama Mia.” When I first took a listen to his music via Reverbnation, his deep soothing voice reminded me of the late Roy Orbison and his Instruments and Guitar playing hinted towards the sounds of Santana. 

DONJO surprised me with his unique blend of sounds and creative romantic story filled lyrics, that draw you in like a fish hook making you listen all the way to the end. 

It is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to Tony Krajina AKA DONJO…  

FancyJ: “Hello Donjo, this is exciting finally getting to talk with you, can you first tell me about your unique artist’s chosen name?”
Donjo: “This is great, I thank you for this opportunity. Well the name “DONJO” means; “tall tower” apparently, well that is what a friend of mine said it means “Give me the money” in the language of Korean. Actually the name was given to me at the young age of 4 and has stuck with me ever since.”
FancyJ: “I did a little investigating there myself, I found out that your artist name in Korean means; “Huge Castle” your friend might have been teasing you. Never the less, it is an interesting name. Maybe you’re part of royalty? So can you share with us a little bit about yourself?”
  
Donjo: “Lol, maybe! I don’t know where to start talking about one’s self, but I guess I can say, I am 6ft 4 and have been told I’m like a giant teddy bear! My nationality is Italian and I was raised in Australia. I enjoyed writing music at an early age and have continued to do so up to today. I play guitar and other instruments, as well as sing. I have also joined up with a Cousin of mine, we play Italian folk music. We both auditioned together for “Australia’s Got Talent” and Recorded our first debut single titled “Ritorna Qui.”
  

FancyJ: “Wow, you hide a lot within that tall bear body! That is amazing, you and your cousin seem like quite the pair. Would you share your genre preferences?” 

Donjo: “Lol, we are. I havent got a favourite genre of music, I tend to play anything from Mario Lanza to Metallica.” (Links are below, just incase you haven’t heard of the artists Donjo mentioned above) (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Lanza) (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica

FancyJ: “That is quite a wide range in your choices of genres, you could say your pretty flexible. Tell me Donjo, how does music make you feel?”
Donjo: “Music speaks to all, no matter what part of the world we live in. We are amongst an inhabitance of billions of people, who all speak different languages. The one language we all seem understand is music. If you can write a song that touches the heart and soul of just one person, I believe that you have the ability to send a much needed message to someone, somewhere that will change their life in a positive way. 
FancyJ: “I definitely agree with you on that! Music also plays a big role on our emotions, that is why most movies, commercials, and theater use music to intensify the story line. Making us blubber like babies.” 
Donjo: “Lol, yes that is true! 
FancyJ: “So, speaking of emotions, what inspires you to write a new song or record new music?” 
Donjo: “Well that is easy for me, because, I just love music and every time I go to the studio, my body feels goosebumps all over with just the anticipation and excitement of it! To keep me going strong, I fuel myself with heaps of coffee, water as well.”
  

FancyJ: “That sounds like me! Donjo, can you tell me about your music and your goals for the future?”
Donjo: “Sure, I know not every one would find my music style there cup of tea, but I enjoy writing, recording, and producing it. I think that every talented artist out there has a big dream behind their music. My dream is to be able to produce a song for a Motion Picture, that would be a dream come true. Some of my titles, Such as “Until the End” my personal favorite was recorded back in 1999. Then I went on to write “Elizabeth” following shortly after I wrote the “Maze” in 2014. Over the years I have written from my heart, about my life, and my emotions in hope that maybe someone out there may understand my inner thoughts, that I pour into my all my music. Here is a little something I wrote to explain.” 
“Every note is a breath 

  Every Chord is a Word 

  Every Chorus is a Day 

  Every song is a Year 

  Every album is… 

  Someone’s story to tell.” -Donjo

FancyJ: “You are getting me emotional over here, that is beautiful. I really enjoyed our chat and hope we continue to make changes in the hearts of many throughout the world together. Would you like to send out a few, Thank you’s?”

Donjo: “Yes, that would be awesome! First of all, I cannot Thank You enough FancyJ London for all you are doing to support me and my music, you have made my dreams come true. Thank You very much to “ALL” musicians, singer/songwriters, composers, artists, and many more out there. Thanks to my family, friends! Thank You all for taking the time to read this and for just being you! 
FancyJ: “Thank you Donjo! Know that I will be here to support anyway I can. Who knows we might be able to collaborate on something in the future. Welcome to the featured stars family. 
 

 

 I am going to leave you with one of my favorite songs from Donjo, “Mama Mia” https://www.reverbnation.com/donjo4/song/24463525-mama-mia

Learn more about Donjo and his amazing music below! 

Donjo’s Album Titles: 1. ELIZABETH- A bit country 2. TRUST – Alternative ballad 3. MAZE- Alternative song 4. L’amore- Latin salsa 5. I need You- Country 6. One Last Chance- Ballad 7. Until the End-Alternative 8. Mama Mia (IS THIS THE GIRL) Latin old school 9. Ritorna Qui (Return to me) Italian  10. I CAN’T GO ON NO MORE- Rock

DONJO’S Music & Social Site Links:

Reverbnation- https://t.co/FviS4t2sOk

YOUTUBE https://t.co/FwngiDzZTZ

TripleJUnearthed https://t.co/1URoS1eSjb

iTunes- https://t.co/tOt452iYHF

SoundCloud- https://soundcloud.com/donjo-music

Facebook- https://t.co/2X2utHqGr1

Twitter- https://twitter.com/DonjoMusic
 

 
* Donjo is currently looking to feature his music on screen! If you are a director of film, television or work in the field of media productions please contact Donjo here for a prompt response: donjomusic@gmail.com *

                                          

                                           

  About The Author: FancyJ London 

 
Producer, RecordingArtist, Singer, Songwriter, Model, Writer, Avid Blogger, Columnist, Owner of “Revista Fancy” Newsletter, Photographer, Fashion Designer/Illustrator, Artist/Cartoonist, Founder of CoreFancy, Corazul, and Walk with Me Nonprofit organization, Social Networking Butterfly, Traveler, and Gemini! 

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