Whenever Joel D. Babbitt finds a spare moment he is either writing or thinking about writing. He has always enjoyed telling a good story and his latest book, Camallay, is - according to reader reviews - an excellent sci-fi story. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Babbit about why he wrote the book as a sci-fi, how he creates his characters and how his own experience in combat has shaped the action scenes in the book.
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Growing up, Anna Albergucci has always had a vivid imagination and took great pleasure from retelling her colorful dreams to others. Today, she creates relatable characters who tell her stories and live lives the rest of us can only dream of. As our Author of the Day, Albergucci chats about her time travel romance series, The Phoenix Decree, reveals whether she believes in soul mates or not and tells us how her dreams still inspire her books.
Nick Lloyd loves the blurry edges between fact and fiction - to create stories that make you think, where morals aren't always clear-cut. His debut novel, Emergence was a great success and Lloyd is now back with his next work, Disconnected. As our Author of the Day, Lloyd chats about this book, about how he would love to do a really good cartwheel and reveals who he would meet up with if he could pick anybody - living or dead.
In the literary world, Willow Rose is known as the Queen of Scream. People keep asking her husband how he sleeps at night. As a teenager, Rose has always loved the Freddy Krueger movies and her latest series,The Rebekka Franck Mysteries, all contain tributes to classic horror movies. As our author of the day, Rose chats about the series, how her stories help to keep nightmares at bay and gives us a sneak peek into what she is working on now.
As a ghost writer, Alida Alana has written for several different genres in the past. She has written for content and marketing, magazines and websites. She has penned children's books. However, her true passion lies with romance and fiction, which is why she decided to start publishing her own work, much to the delight of her readers. As our author of the day, Alana chats about her latest novel, That One Missing Piece, gives us a glimpse into how she creates heroes readers can fall in love with and reveals who her next book is going to be about.
When Alexander McNabb stopped smoking, he had to find something constructive to do with his hands - so he started writing. His debut novel Olives - A Violent Romance, sparked a lot of controversy in the Middle East because of his use of common family names and because it contained themes such as drinking alcohol, sex before marriage etc. So he followed it with Beirut, in which there’s booze aplenty, sex, gambling, murder, violence and general mayhem. As our Author of the Day, McNabb chats about his love for the Middle East, why his books always deal with politics, democratic values and religion and reveals what music he listens to while writing.
When J.T. Brannan started writing a book about a "secret agent" doing a job for the US government, he had no idea that this was going to be the start of a bestselling series. Today, his Mark Cole books are extremely popular and Brannan a full-time writer (when he isn't teaching martial arts). As our Author of the Day, Brannan reveals how James Bond inspired his work, talks about his years in the Army and gives us a sneak peek in what he is working on right now.
Paul Ian Cross has always enjoyed creative writing, but pursued a career in the sciences. After the birth of his nephew, Hayden, Cross however felt inspired to start sharing his stories with the world, inspiring and captivating the imaginations of young kids everywhere. His work in science gives Cross a lot of ideas and Engella is no exception. The book follows a girl who travels through space-time and as readers have been begging for more, Cross is working on sequels. As our Author of The Day, he tells us all about it.
Kim Velk loves bicycles, typewriters and 1920s music. So she decided to write a time travel adventure that takes readers on a wild ride to the 1920s with a fifteen year old boy. It took her six years to complete her debut work, but it was worth it. As our author of the day, Velk chats about her Up, Back and Away, why she wrote it and reveals exactly how much research went into it.
Growing up, Madison Kent has always been fascinated by the mere fact that Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious murders ever known, escaped justice. She would dream of her own alternative version of the facts and decided to write her own story, in which the suspects are totally different people. As our author of the day, Kent chats about this book of hers, Stalking Jack, how much research she did on London and Whitechapel and how her characters were conceived.
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