Nicole Harkin grew up in Montana and Georgia with parents who were steeped in the airline industry. To Harkin, family life was an interesting mix of secrets, drama and humor. She ended up writing a memoir which won an award and keeps readers at the edge of their seats. Illness, cancer, teen pregnancy: it’s all in there! As our Author of the Day, Harkin talks more about her childhood, her hobbies and what drove her to write this memoir.
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Richard Dietrich Maddox is the author of a couple of number-one Amazon-bestselling Enlightenment novels. Maddox grew up in the Midwest and graduated with honors from Princeton University. Before he became a full time author, he studied literature in Europe, taught meditation and served as the Vice President of Sales for seven successful high-tech startup companies. As our Author of the Day, Maddox talks about enlightenment, meditaion, baby boomers and much more.
Nine days after her divorce was finalized, Rebecca Faye Smith Galli, a 38-year-old mother of four, wakes with leg pains that paralyze her. Her kids were 3, 4, 6, and 9 years old at the time. Despite this loss and others—her brother’s death, her daughter’s autism; her son’s disease and death—Galli offers inspiration to rethink what’s possible. As our Author of the Day, she talks about what it takes to live fully the life you didn't plan.
Lee Mountford is a lifelong horror fan, much to the dismay of his amazing wife, Michelle. It is therefore not surprising that he writes terrifying, graphic horror novels that keep readers at the edge of their seats. His first book, Horror in the Woods, was published in May 2017 to fantastic reviews, and his follow-up book, The Demonic, achieved Best Seller status in both Occult Horror and British Horror categories on Amazon. As our Author of the Day, Mountford tells us all about his latest book, Tormented.
In a state of rebellion, at aged 17, native New Yorker, Lara Reznik, literally jump-started her way to New Mexico in a broken-down Karman Ghia. She studied creative writing under esteemed authors, Rudulfo Anaya and the late Tony Hilleman but ended up working in IT for 25 years while raising a family. In 2012 after the break out success of her psychological thriller, The Girl From Long Guyland, Lara quit her day job to write full time.
R.J. Garcia has been writing short stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels. As our Author of the Day, Garcia talks about her latest book, Nocturnal Meetings Misplaced, and reveals how her work experience with troubled kids influences her writing.
When John Egenes is not creating music or tinkering with saddles, he enjoys writing and reflecting on life. Over forty years ago, Egenes rode his horse Gizmo, across the United States - covering 11 states and 4,400 miles. As our Author of the Day, he tells us more about this trip and the book he wrote about it.
Elizabeth Doyle Carey has always wanted to be a writer. She used to read books constantly as a child, adored the public library and her school library. Her mother used to say she could read books while standing on her head in the bathtub. Elizabeth has lived out her dream and is now the author of many books in THE CUPCAKE DIARIES and SPRINKLE SUNDAYS series (as Coco Simon), many of the DEAR KNOW IT ALL books (as Rachel Wise), and THE CALLAHAN COUSINS series. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her Junior Lifeguards series.
David A. Willson has worked as a restauranteur, peace officer, and now, author. He is passionate about technology, faith, and fiction—not necessarily in that order. Looking for Dei is his debut novel, and as our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.
Anya Wylde can cook a mean curry, and her idea of exercise is occasionally stretching her toes but she is best known for her brilliant romance novels. Her "usual" genre is Regency Romance, but Wylde recently tried her hand on something more contemporary - and pulled it off very well. As our Author of the day, she tells us all about Love Muffin and Chai Latte.
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