In his personal health & fitness journey, James Atkinson has experienced it all: he has been overweight and unfit, skinny and weak, a long distance runner, competing bodybuilder and personal trainer. Through personal experience, Atkinson has learned the importance of good diet, smart training and metal strength. As our Author of the Day, he tells us about his latest book, his journey and the motivation behind it.
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When Kiersten Modglin is not watching Netflix or curling up with a good book she enjoys writing psychological suspense in which she explores the darkest parts of human nature and the inner workings of twisted minds. Her novel, "If It Walks Like a Killer", is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Modglin reveals what inspired her to make seemingly happily married college sweethearts the center of her story and gives us some insights in her writing process.
Leanne Owens is an English teacher who has lived in the outback, written for horse magazines and Horse Talk TV, and bred many national champion horses. During her years in the outback, she saw how outback children could drive cars, operate bulldozers, ride horses and motorbikes, muster ten thousand acre paddocks, cook, and do more things than most city adults. This inspired her to write about the horse-hating city cousin who visits her outback family in Horses of the Sun, the first book of her Outback series. As our Author of the Day, Owens tells us all about it.
Steve Turnbull is an excellent housekeeper - he can cook, wash and iron clothes... but he is an even better writer, creating dystopian worlds where humans are turned into monsters. His latest book, Kymiera is that coming of age story of a teenage girl who is turning into a genetic freak. As our Author of the Day, Turnbull tells us all about it.
Suanne Laqueur used to choreograph music - now she enjoys choreographing words, weaving intricate tales about life and love that stay with readers long after finishing the book. As our Author of the Day, Laqueur reveals how one of her main characters started out as a parole officer and ended up a male escort and gives us some insights in her writing process.
Julie Johnson is a twenty-something Boston native who, self-reportedly, suffers from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. She also drinks an inhuman amount of coffee in a single day, which helps her to get to writing, formating, marketing and designing the covers for her books. As our Author of the Day, Johnson talks about her writing habits, how writing provides a form of therapy and gives us insights in the inspiration behind her book, Faithless.
D.C. Alexander is a former federal agent. He was profoundly moved by 9/11 and very dissatisfied with the extent to which news pundits bothered to identify the root psychological causes of the extremism that led to the terrorist attacks. In his book, The Shadow Priest, Alexander poses the question: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and Bin Laden in the first place? As our Author of the Day, Alexander elaborates on this topic and much more.
Laura Simmons has always been interested in all things supernatural. She also enjoys reading romance novels - which is why she decided to combine the two in riveting paranormal romance. As our author of the day, Simmons tells us all about her latest book, Tough Karma, talks about soap making and how her characters compel her to write.
Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels, His books for adults have reached the Top 30 on Amazon and recognised as Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists. As our Author of the Day, he talks about his latest book, Resurrection America, reveals some secret skills, what it feels like to let a character die and tells us all about his writing routine.
Mark Reps has been a writer and storyteller his whole life. Born in small town southeastern Minnesota he trained as a mathematician and chiropractor but never lost his love of telling or writing a good story. As our Author of the Day, Reps talks about the inspiration behind Native Blood, reveals a bit more about Zeb Hanks and tells us what he is working on now.
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