In a time when 80% of American families don't buy or read books, Bonnie Hennessy works as an author and English teacher, inspiring young people to become more interested in books. While reading a bedtime story to her daughter one night, Hennessy was inspired to write the real story of Rumpelstiltskin. As our Author of the Day, Hennessy reveals why she decided to retell the famous fairytale, talks about her work as an English teacher and why she had to reshape the Duke's character three times.
Author of the Day Archive
W.L. Liberman is a man with many talents. He has published nine novels, five graphic novels and a children’s storybook. Liberman is also the founding editor and publisher of TEACH Magazine; www.teachmag.com, and has worked as a television producer and on-air commentator. As our author of the day, Liberman reveals the inspiration behind Looking for Henry Turner, why he has a soft spot for the 1960s and talks about why family ties and loyalty to friends are so important in life.
When Lincoln Cole is not writing code as a computer programmer, he enjoys writing action-packed paranormal thrillers. Raven's Peak, the first book in his World on Fire series, has impressed most readers and boasts an almost-perfect review score on Amazon. As our author of the day, Cole chats about how his world travels have influenced his writing, reveals how he manages to remain on schedule and talks about creating complex characters.
Lyle Howard has come a long way since he published his very first story in 1982. Howard mostly writes page-turners that keep the readers wanting more and Terminal Justice is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Howard reveals the secreat A-B-A-B code behind his page turners, talks about conspiracies and how Terminal Justice was inspired by a talk with a fellow passenger on a plane.
Ronald E. Yates has loved books since the very first day he stepped into a library. Thanks to this passion - coupled with a fascination with history and a true talent for writing, we have seen several excellent works from his pen. Today, as our Author of the Day, Yates talks about how he manages to describe the history in his books with such extraordinary accuracy, how his own experiences inspired the Billy Battles books and gives some sound writing advice to any aspiring writers out there.
Christa Nardi loves cozy mysteries - which is evident through her Cold Creek series. She enjoys a good murder mystery that doesn't contain gore. As our Author of the Day, Nardi explains why she writes in first person, tells us a bit more about Sheridan and reveals which famous novelist she would have loved to meet.
Derek Kent has always been fascinated with the legendary Stanley Kubrick and all the conspiracy theories about the subliminal messages in his work. This inspired him to write Kubrick's Game, a book that, just as most of his other books, very quickly became a bestseller. As our Author of the Day, Kent reveals his secret to success, talks about his fascination with Kubrick and the real-life treasure hunt he created for his readers.
Since her parents bought her her first journal, Monique Roy discovered that she had a passion for writing. Roy's grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power and their story inspired her to write Across Great Divides. She was pleasantly surprised when the book sold over 2,400 copies and got great reviews. As our author of the day, Roy chats about her research for the book, how much of it is fiction and gives a sneak peek into what she is working on now.
His love for nature and animals, coupled with a wild imagination, inspired Geoffrey Saign to create the WhipEye Chronicles. This fast-paced fantasy thriller series for everybody young at heart has since become immensely popular and has won Saign 10 awards. As our author of the day, Saign chats about his love for the genre, the underlying message to his books, and reveals his other interesting skills, which include kung fu, diving and sailing.
When Alan Simon first came across photographs and stories from the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg, he knew this was an event that he wanted to write about. Eleven years and many, many hours of research later, Simon published Gettysburg 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion. As our Author of the Day, Simon talks about the anecdotal stories that came out during his research, reveals how he managed to make the characters so realistic and why he thinks this event played such an important role in the healing process after the Civil War.
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