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LJ Taylor - Law, Romance and Bad Boys

L.J. Taylor has come a long way since she tried her hand at writing a novel for the first time at the tender age of 13. The oldest of a large family of kids, she knew just how to tune everybody out and get focused. Today, Taylor is a successful lawyer and author who writes the types of stories she enjoys reading: page-turning suspense and romantic suspense novels. As our author of the day, Taylor chats about her latest novel, Dreams Deferred, bad boys and how her baby sister inspired the story of this book.

Ellen King Rice - Thrilling, Creepy Stories About Mushrooms

When she isn't out in the forests, mushroom hunting, Ellen King Rice writes thrillers... about mushrooms. She is fascinated with all forms of life and its workings, so her books tend to turn out not only fun to read, but very educational as well. Want to know more about epigenetics, biology and science while holding your breath in anticipation? Then The EvoAngel might be just the thing for you. In this interview, we chat about how all life forms are Mr. Potato Head kits while Rice explains why she used an elderly woman as a protagonist and how being hospitalized inspired her to start writing.

Christopher Greyson - Action-packed Detective Books

When Christopher Greyson is not indulging in one of his many hobbies, which may or may not include martial arts, art or programming, he writes bestselling detective stories about a guy named Jack. A character that readers have grown to love, so much so, that he has sold more than half a million of copies of the Detective Jack Stratton series up to date. As our author of the day, Greyson reveals what he has in common with Jack, talks about his writing habits and how he breathes life into his characters.

Jo Watson - Creating a Happy Escape

Jo Watson wrote a romantic comedy, Burning Moon, on a whim and was thrilled when the book had been read about a hundred times on the first night after publishing it on Wattpad. Now, several awards, several books and over 20 million reads later, Watson is still going strong writing books that leave readers in stitches and make them feel better about life. As our author of the day, Watson reveals what inspired her to write about a bride who was left by the altar, what she has in common with her characters and how much she hates writing love scenes.

Micheal Maxwell - Mysteries and Everyday Heroes

When Micheal Maxwell isn't travelling the world with his wife, you are most likely to find him somewhere between Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. If you do, and you have a chat with this interesting man, take care - you might just end up in a scene of one of his books! Maxwell loves writing character-driven mysteries about everyday people, books with heart that readers can relate to. In this interview, Maxwell reveals how Diamonds and Cole was inspired by a song, how he created Cole Sage and talks about his writing habits.

Andrew C Branham - When the Sun Shines Too Brightly

After winning several awards for his memoir, Anything for Amelia, Andrew C Branham decided to try his hand at fiction. Readers were thrilled, as this resulted in Parched, a riveting book set in a dystopian world where nothing is as it seems. As our author of the day, we chat with Branham about why he used a family unit to tell his story, whether or not he works with a plot and how he deals with writer's block.

Carrie Doyle - Writing Delicious Cozy Mysteries

Carrie Doyle's mysteries are extra cozy. She loves keeping her readers guessing, but also appealing to their senses with charming scenes straight from East Hampton, quirky characters and mouthwatering food descriptions. When she is not writing her latest novel, Doyle is sure to be part of one of a myriad of projects, which may include co-writing with another author, doing magazine articles, interviewing celebrities, arranging events or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. As our Author of the Day, Doyle talks about why her books are so yummy, gives us some insights in the character of Antonia Bingham and reveals why East Hampton is her favorite place in the world.

Angela Roquet - A Comedic Take on the Macabre

Angela Roquet loves everything macabre - with a dash of comedy. She is also fascinated by world religions, the afterlife and mythology. This clearly shows in her work, where mythological characters tend to make an appearance, showing off their more mundane sides. Today, Roquet talks to us about what inspired her book, Graveyard Shift, why she has a female reaper in the leading role and how she used to raise eyebrows in public with the types of books she was reading.

Kirsten Fullmer - In Love With Shabby Chic

Kirsten Fullmer is an author who bid farewell to her job in the drafting industry and pursued her dream to write novels while traveling with her husband for his job. When she isn't writing, Fullmer loves tinkering with all kinds of crafts, including scrapbooking, cross stitching, crocheting and sewing. As our author of the day, Fullmer chats with us about how she fell in love with the Shabby Chic style, why she picked a small town as the backdrop for her books and talks about her writing habits.

Deborah Swift - Inspired by an Orchid

When Deborah Swift isn't working on her latest novel, she enjoys exploring the English countryside. It was during one of her nature walks that an "orchid guard" inspired her to write her novel, The Lady's Slipper. As our author of the day, Swift reveals why she was inspired, why she picked the 1660s as a backdrop for her book and what the orchid symbolizes.

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