Fun Friday: Best of “Host a Storyteller”


It’s Fun Friday again for The Society of YA Storytellers. This week’s theme is “Host a Storyteller”. I had the privilege of matching up authors this week. Since I stepped out this week to facilitate the matches, I thought I’d showcase them all!

Here’s my Best of “Host a Storyteller”:

Heather Hildenbrand tells Liz Long that she’d pick Stefan over Damon because “…I reallly don’t want to have to worry about whether my boyfriend killed anybody today. Seems kind of exhausting.”   >Read full post here

Christy Sloat shares a look at the Visitors Series on K.C. Blake’s blog. >Read full post

K.C. Blake gives a sneak peek at Warrior, Order of the Spirit Realm #3 coming this summer >Read full post

Liz Long admits that given the choice of facing Mordor (Lord of the Rings) or Death Eaters (Harry Potter), she’d chose Death Eaters because “that means I’m not being chased by Orcs.”  >Read full post

Catch up on all the Fun Friday posts, even ones from weeks past at

Interview with Heather Hildenbrand

Wahoo! Today’s fun is all about getting to know The Society of YA Storytellers authors. My assignment–interview the brilliant and #hashtagaddicted HEATHER HILDENBRAND. After the interview, trek on over to The Society’s site for Heather’s “Whose Dream Girl Are You?” Quiz in the Game Zone.


Me: Can you tell me about your recently released work?

HH: My most recent title is A Risk Worth Taking, which is actually an NA [New Adult, mature audiences] instead of YA. Basically, the difference between it and my past titles is this Continue reading “Interview with Heather Hildenbrand”

Indie Author Spotlight: K.C. BLAKE

kcI’ve been reading a great novel called Vampires Rule. It’s about a boy who was turned into a vampire and by the bite of a werewolf turned back into human (maybe a little more than human). It’s also about a girl vampire hunter that could rival Buffy Continue reading “Indie Author Spotlight: K.C. BLAKE”

YA Indie Spotlight: RACHEL COLES

rachel colesRachel Coles, author of Pazuzu’s Girl, Into the Ruins, and Beyond The Veil, lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. She works in public health disaster preparedness. She enjoys researching mythology to incorporate into story-telling. Her family and friends share her enthusiasm for fantasy and science fiction, she is the proud mom of one of the youngest Trekkies in the state.

Social Media Sites

Author Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads

Coles was already on board with the YA Indie Carnival when I joined. She has been a steady source of “geek mom” fun. Let’s get to know her a little better…

What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

I’m not sure I could pick a single one. One of my favorite series is Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series: Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, Rise of Endymion. I loved those books because they were complex, and when I put the last one down, it felt like my brain had changed after reading them. Mind-blowing. The series explored human evolution, not just physical, but religious and cultural, in the kind of time-span covered by Dune. It also explored artificial intelligence, in a different way than anything I’d read before. I also loved reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I always enjoy reading that because Discworld really Continue reading “YA Indie Spotlight: RACHEL COLES”

YA Indie Carnival Spotlight: SUZY TURNER

Suzy in CanadaThis week, SUZY TURNER is in the Carnival’s center ring. Turner is the author of Raven, December Moon, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, Daisy Madigan’s Paradise, and my personal favorite, The Lost Soul.

Suzy is a pretty cool chick. She’s worked as a journalist, a magazine editor, and even a script supervisor on a feature film. She has an awesome sense of humor and a flair for drama. Just read the Carnival Ringmaster’s interview with Suzy below and you’ll see what I mean… Continue reading “YA Indie Carnival Spotlight: SUZY TURNER”

Where to Buy

I’ve received several requests recently for the entire list of places where you can purchase Of Sun & Moon, so here it is. Below are direct links. When looking for it, I’ve found that you can find it much easier by searching for me as the author, Bryna Butler. Apparently there are dozens of books with “sun” and “moon” in the title.

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Online | Createspace

eBook: Amazon Kindle | B&N Nook | Apple iBook* | Smashwords | Diesel | Coming soon to Kobo/Borders

Check out Scarlet Kira’s Of Sun & Moon review and her interview with me on Books for the Insomniac.

As always, thank you for your support of independent authors like me.

*Sorry, no direct link, search for it in the iBooks store