Award-winning Indie author Heather Dickson has always been steampunk before she even knew it was ‘a thing!’ A great fan of the original fathers of Victorian steampunk, HG Wells and Jules Verne, and also a scientist by training, Dickson loves to think of imaginative ways machines can work differently. As our Author of the Day, Dickson talks about her latest novel, Cold Stone & Ivy, and reveals how she has managed to publish 8 books while still working a day job.
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Katherine Bennet writes speculative fiction with strong characters and relatable struggles. Since she has always been inspired by the burst of creativity that happens when science, politics, and the human element collide, you can expect colossal adventures to ensue with a touch of romance to make the journey sweeter.
Franklin Neal was born in Liberia and moved to the states at a young age. Though it was a short time in Liberia, he has grasped the concept of hard work and dedication is crucial. Neal knows and experienced the meaning of adversity and always wanted to tell emotional and powerful stories. Rooks of the Raven is his debut novel and he hopes to write many original stories. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.
Author, Darrel Bryant, knows something about the topic of warriors. Over a ten-year period, he served in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army where he learned about the courage and skills needed for the warriors of the Army's Special Forces. He’s hiked the Grand Canyon, up the Appalachian Trail, and along Hadrian's Wall in England. Bryant's life experience and interest in history serve as great sources of inspiration to create thrilling stories. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Bryant about his debut novel, Geronimo's Bones - a riveting book inspired by an Apache legend.
Cynthia Hamilton is the author of eight books, which include fiction, mystery and memoir. Her latest book, Spouse Trap, was inspired by a rant and an idea to write a book called "The Slutty Detective." As our Author of the Day, Hamilton tells us all about it.
Greg Payan was born and raised in Queens, NY. While working full time as a journalist, fate intervened when his then partner, now wife, was struck by a sudden brain hemorrhage. He detailed the health crisis in his memoir, Please Stay (2018), his only full-length book. As our Author of the Day, Payan tells us all about it.
Megan Mackie is a writer, actor, podcaster and playwright. When she isn't knitting, playing pathfinder or games involving dice, Mackie likes to write riveting books. Her latest, The Finder of the Lucky Devil, is an interesting mix of urban fantasy, technology and magic and contains a lot of unexpected twists. As our Author of the Day, Mackie tells us all about it.
As a junior doctor the World Health Organization (WHO) offered Connie a fluke opportunity to eradicate a deadly disease in India—smallpox. It changed her life. As our Author of the Day, Connie tells us all about her experience and the memoir she wrote about it.
Doug Howery has been writing both fiction and essays since 1990. In many of his stories, Howery's source of inspiration is in the passion and suffering he has experienced. The Grass Sweeper God is no exception. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.
A resident of Mission Viejo, California, Anne Moose has a background as an editor and small book publisher in Berkeley California, where she earned a degree in Social/Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. In Arkansas Summer, Moose tells a story about racism that reaches white readers at a deep emotional level. As our Author of the Day, she reveals how she used her own experiences and family history as inspiration for the book and talks about her research into black history and the Jim Crow years.
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