When Andrew Updegrove isn't writing or predicting the next cyber-disaster, he's likely to be roaming the back country of the American southwest in his Jeep, scouting out settings for his next book. More than thirty years of experience as an attorney representing technology companies also serves as a great source of inspiration. As our Author of the Day, Updegrove chats about his journey as an author, reveals how some of the scenarios described in his books actually came true and talks about cybersecurity and how vulnerable we are.
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Quinn Colebridge is more at ease with the surreal than the pragmatic. Showing up at a sales meeting would give her hives, but creating unknown worlds is a cinch - with stories that may feature a demigoddess, ghosts and other creatures. As our Author of the Day, Colebridge chats about her characters, world building and introduces us to her bestseller in the Gaslamp Fantasy genre - Veritas.
Scott McDermott is an award-winning author living in Virginia Beach with his wife and two furballs. Looking at our current democratic system, McDermott finds it easy to see a future more like Game of Thrones than what our constitution aspires to. Inspired by his observations, he decided to write Election 2064, a political thriller aimed at anyone who enjoys a riveting, epic story with an emotional punch. As our Author of the Day, McDermott talks politics, reveals his secret skills and talks about his writing habits.
Kevin Tinto is an avid mountaineer, skier, scuba and free diver, Private Pilot and adventurer. He is also the bestselling indie author of ICE, winner in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. As our Author of the Day, Tinto talks about what it takes to publish an indie bestseller, tells us more about his characters, his writing process and much more.
Dan Waddell is a journalist and author of more than a twenty works of fiction and non-fiction. His first crime novel, The Blood Detective, was nominated for three debut awards, included the celebrated CWA New Blood Dagger, and has been published in five countries. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.
Scot Hale likes to experiment with how gray he can make a character’s morality, while keeping them relatable to the audience. Post-apocalyptic fantasy/horror provides the perfect setting to do just that, with his book, The Bones of the Earth, a prime example. Hale describes it as a strange world that is both familiar and alien - similar to nightmares one might have from PTSD. As our Author of the Day, Hale tells us more about The Bones of the Earth and some of the other books in the series.
Apart from being a cat-charmer, baby-calmer and riveting public speaker, Deen Ferrell is also a darn good author who tends to keep his readers at the edge of their seats. When you pick up one of his books, you know that you are in for a thrilling ride. As our Author of the Day, Ferrell tells us all about his latest book, Cryptic Spaces: Foresight, talks about secret organizations, Nostradamus and much more.
Until five years ago, Emerson Rose never considered writing as a career, but her fans are very glad that she discovered this talent. She says she writes because the ideas in her head won't stop coming, resulting in very interesting stories about intelligent women and the stubborn men who love them. As our Author of the Day, Rose tells us all about the latest book in her Nanny series: The Lawyer's Nanny.
M.D. Massey has been a voracious reader since he was in grade school. After about the fiftieth time Massey finished a book and thought, "I could do better than this!", he started writing fiction in his spare time. As our Author of the Day, Massey talks about his latest book, Druid Justice, his fascination with fairies and reveals where his best ideas come from.
Mark Wayne McGinnis is a full-time author who comes from a film making background. He enjoys writing thrillers and Sci-fi with a military touch. As our author of the day, McGinnis tells us all about his latest book, Scrapyard Ship and gives us some insights in his writing process, along with a sneak peek into what readers can expect from him next.
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