Growing up in Apartheid South Africa, experiencing London during the "flower-power" era and becoming a regular visitor at the Playboy Mansion Humphry Knipe has had an interesting life. Always interested in history and literature, Knipe had the idea to write about the very musical Roman emperor, Nero, by re-creating his classical horoscope. As our Author of the Day, Knipe chats about the book, classical astrology and how large a role it played in Rome during Nero's life.
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Since he has been about 8 years old, Richard L. Haight has felt the urge to find spiritual truth. At the age of 24, Haight moved to Japan to study with masters of the sword, staff and jujutsu. During his 15 years living in Japan, Richard was awarded masters licenses in four samurai arts as well as a traditional healing art called Sotai-ho. As our Author of the Day, Haight chats about why so many people have lost connection with spirituality, how his training has taught him to meditate in the most chaotic circumstances and why his book provides a fresh take on living a full and inspired life.
Being a twin herself, Yassy F felt inspired to write a book about two extraordinary twins who have to overcome everything life throws at them. As our Author of the Day, she tells us why she decided to write about twins with telepathic abilities, how she tapped into experiences from her own life to write this story and reveals what she is working on now.
To David B. Seaburn, writing is a way to make meaning of life, the way he tackles important questions. Parrot Talk, a humor-filled book featuring a parrot and two brothers who had just lost their mother, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Seaburn gives us some insights in his writing process, talks about how his years as a psychotherapist help him to create believable characters and provides sneak peek into what he is working on now.
Natalie Wright spends her time writing, reading, gaming, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science. Her H.A.L.F series, featuring the M'Uktah people from the far side of the galaxy, is wildly popular. Today, we chat with Wright about H.A.L.F. The Makers, the second book in the series and she also reveals what she has in store for fans in the nearby future.
Raised on military bases, L.E. Fraser's introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. Her books are full of thrills, interesting characters and unexpected twists. Skully, one of her Perdition Games books, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Fraser tells us all about this book and how she follows her characters during the writing process in order to create interesting stories.
JW Webb grew up in the worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth, fully immersed in the fantasy setting and interesting stories. Today, he writes fantasy that is just as intriguing and immersive - where readers never know what is going to happen next. As our Author of the Day, Webb tells us how he uses props to prepare for his fight scenes, talks about fantasy as a genre and introduces us to the other books in this series.
We chat with Timothy C. Ward about Dominion Rising, a box set that includes 23 books in the sci-fi and fantasy genre from various best-selling authors. A bit different from our regular Author of the Day interviews, but certainly worth your while.
Laurel Gord wrote about a day of her trip on the Pacific Crest Trail as a writing exercise - it ended up turning into a book. A book that revealed so much more about her inner thoughts and the love story between her and her husband than she initially intended. As our author of the day, Gord talks about her book, Waking Up in a Tent and about the personal growth she experienced during the trip.
As the son of a librarian, Andy Fitz grew up with a love of books and reading. His masters in Urban Planning, pays the bills, but during a creative writing course at the Writer’s Loft in Chicago, he was inspired to write a novel. His fascination with the backstreets of Chicago inspired A Wolf Like Me, a dark and gritty thriller about a reluctant Werewolf. As our Author of the Day, Fitz tells us all about it.
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