Wilkie Martin has figured out the winning recipe to writing hilarious books that keep you mystified till the very end. He simply takes a small, seemingly normal English town, adds an unhuman character or two and a dash of fantasy to create the perfect amount of chaos. As our author of the day, Martin reveals how a TV presenter made up as a Neanderthal inspired his books, what Hobbes has in common with Sherlock Holmes and why all the adventures take place in a Cotswold town.
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Always fascinated with empires and what makes them tick, E.M. Thomas decided to write his own, Game of Thrones-style epic fantasy, inspired by the Roman Empire. His love for history and visit to Corinth only fueled this fire, making his scenes descriptive and characters very believable. As our author of the day, Thomas talks about the freedom an author gets when writing fantasy, how much research went into The Bulls of War and how he would like to have a chat with Julius Caesar.
After flying to Cleveland in 2004 to pitch in with the political process, Patrick Andendall became disillusioned with the American Dream. He now strives to get people engaged in fact-based opinions, which is what his book, Stupidparty, is all about. As our author of the day, Adendall talks about how he uses Math to evaluate politics, why he takes on Fox News in his book and what he thinks will happen in the 2016 elections.
When Jennifer Foehner Wells' debut novel took off and reached Amazon’s SciFi bestseller lists within weeks after it was first published, she couldn't believe her eyes. Today, the successful author is supporting her family with her writing, with her only regret being that she didn't start pursuing her dream earlier. As our author of the day, Wells talks to us about Fluency, why she enjoys sci-fi and what she has in common with Jane, her main character in the book.
After serving with the U.S. Marines, William G. Davis has been involved in sales, human resources, advertising and worked in the gaming industry. Right now, he enjoys writing exciting thrillers about heavy topics. The book we are interviewing him on today, The Shooting, is no exception, with a school shooting as the subject matter. Davis answers our questions about his inspiration behind this book, whether he thinks drugs play a role in many school shootings and how these events may affect a community.
Andrew Blencowe has always enjoyed living on the edge of life, watching things from a different perspective. As the CEO of an international software company, with offices on five continents, Blencowe is a seasoned traveller and has unique insights in the economies and cultures of countries across the world. Studying history, Blencowe soon realized that small things can often be catalysts to big, world-changing events. It is from this perspective that he wrote The Last Bastion of Civilization: Japan 2041, a Scenario Analysis. As our author of the day, Blencowe reveals what drove him to write this book, why he thinks Japan has the potential to become the new superpower and what he thinks about the immigration crisis in Europe.
James Schannep suffers from creativity overload. His brain can't seem to stop overthinking things and new ideas for his stories just tend to get out of hand. Which is why writing choose your own adventure books are so perfect - with multiple characters and over 50 endings, the possibilities are endless. Schannep mostly writes funny, happy stories about noble heroes -- that is, if his readers don't make the most twisted choices, sending him down some very dark, evil paths.
Michele PW used to specialize in copywriting only, but when she finally came out of the "fiction closet", readers were raving about her work. Her first two books, The Stolen Twin and Mirror Image, are psychological thrillers that center around sister relationships, with twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. As our author of the day, Michele gives us behind-the-scenes insights into The Stolen Twin, reveals how she taught herself to read when she was only three years old and talks about a brand new series she is working on.
Jokingly, Susan Kaye Quinn says she took a left turn at NASA and fell into an inkpot. Pursuing her dream, the former rocket scientist now explores her creative side and writes riveting young adult science fiction. As our author of the day, we chat with Quinn about her Singularity series, her fascination with things that go BOOM! and whether she would ever like to become a human/robot hybrid herself.
Multi-award winning author, Lorhainne Eckhart, gets up every morning and breathes in the ocean air, ready to work on her latest bestseller. When she isn't writing, and the weather is good, Eckhart partakes in dragonboat racing. In today's interview, Eckhart talks about her The Saved series, of which the second book, Vanished, just won the 2016 Readers Favorite Awards for Suspense. She also reveals her competitive side and gives some valuable writing advice.
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