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Willow Rose - The Queen of Scream

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.

Alida Alana - Creating Heroes Readers Fall in Love With

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.

Alexander McNabb - Writing Testosterone-Soaked International Spy Thrillers

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.

J.T. Brannan - Secret Agents, Politics and Lots of Action

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 - Moving Through Time and Space

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 - Inspired by Bicycles, Typewriters and 1920s Music

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.

Madison Kent - Fascinated by Jack the Ripper

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.

RD Vincent - A Special Place Where Time Stands Still

RD Vincent likes to take readers to a special place to call your own, a place where time stands still, a fabled town called Donbridge. Vincent's Donbridge series is a collection of stories and folk tales, some of which he heard from his own grandmother. As our author of the day, Vincent talks about the latest bundle from this series, tells us more about the inspiration behind the stories and reveals why he also included recipes in the books.

William Bernhardt - Games, Secret Societies and Ancient Cover-Ups

New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, William Bernhardt, is also fascinated by board games and their origins. He decided to use his esoteric knowledge of games to create The Game Master, a thriller that also involves secret societies and ancient cover-ups. As our author of the day, Bernardt chats about this novel, why some of the best action scenes in the book take place in libraries and reveals his secret skills.

Sara Rosett - A Location Scout, Murder and Mayhem

Sara Rosett's love for the English countryside shows in her murder mysteries that follow a location scout from town to town. Her "Murder on Location" series take readers from quaint little towns to stately homes on a thrilling mission to figure out who the murderers are. As our Author of the Day Rosett chats about how she plans the twists, how her off-beat characters are inspired by real people and reveals how her own experiences as an outsider moving into a new town gave her a perspective to write from.

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