For over thirty years, John Isaac Jones used to work as a reporter for media outlets all over the world, but these days he is writing riveting books while enjoying his retirement. As our author of the day, Jones talks about his life as a journalist and how a construction worker inspired his book, The Duck Springs Affair and why he chose South Georgia as the backdrop for his book.
Author of the Day Archive
The truth is often much stranger than fiction - and this rings especially true about the life of David Haldane. This former journalist has experienced so many weird and wonderful things in his life, that he decided to write a book about it. As our Author of the Day, Haldane chats with us about life in the 60s and 70s, reveals why he stopped being an activist and talks about his green, leafy space.
Becky Fleetwood won a writing competition when she was only eight years old, and years later, when she wrote the last line of her book, Chroma: Imogen's Secret she fulfilled her lifelong dream to become an author. As our author of the day, Fleetwood talks about the inspiration behind her Chroma series and reveals why she used Monty Python references in the book.
Dr. Arthur Bradley has always enjoyed reading good post-apocalyptic stories, and as an expert disaster prepper, he decided to put his knowledge to good use and started writing riveting thrillers. It is not hard to see why his first book in the series, Frontier Justice, quickly became a bestseller, set in a disturbingly realistic world with action-packed scenes and believable characters. As our author of the day, Bradley tells us exactly how much research goes into his books and why he thinks a viral pandemic is one of the most serious threats to modern civilization.
Apart from being able to look into the mirror and cut her own hair and managing her kids, Angela Purbagh has a knack for writing fun and fascinating stories. Readers have been raving about her novel, Combat Boy, and Purbagh thanks its success to the magic of her imaginary-friend-turned-muse and the ability to use self hypnosis to get into the flow. Today we chat about how her son's obsession with video games and her desire to help reluctant readers sparked the creation of her book.
When Michael Phillip Cash is not whipping up delicious dishes for his family, he writes bestselling paranormal, horror and science fiction novels. His novel, The After House, is no exception and already counts over 200 rave reviews on Amazon. Today, we chat with Cash about The After House, why he weaves so much humor into his stories and he shares some insights in the underlying message of this book.
When A.J. Culey isn't using her Crazy Catlady skills to handle cats and bunnies, she teaches a bunch of unruly kids or enjoys writing books for them. For her latest book, The Trouble with Antlers, she created a whole town of shapeshifters and a lot of funny situations. As our Author of the Day, Culey reveals what animal she would have been if she was a shifter, why she enjoys writing for teenagers and talks about her writing habits.
After discarding a couple of manuscripts and inspired by classic childhood myths, Teymor Shahabi wrote and published his debut novel, The Secret Billionaire. This book is loved by readers and critics alike and has since won multiple awards in the Young Adult genre. As our Author of the Day, Shahabi talks about world building, how much he has in common with the main character and how he feels about it when readers compare The Secret Billionare with the Harry Potter books.
Before he started writing bestselling political thrillers, author Kenneth Eade practised law for 30 years. During this time, he saw everything that was wrong with the system and today, whenever Eade sees injustice, he feels inspired to write about it. Eade has been described as one of the strongest thriller writers on the scene, and we are happy to have him as our Author of the Day. In this interview, we chat about politics, how Eade's law experience shaped his books and why he loves to explore controversial topics.
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