When Nancy Jardine isn't reviewing, blogging or running around on her official job as a grandkid minder, she enjoys writing interesting stories. Fascinated by the research into her own family history, she felt inspired to write novels based around an ancestral tree. Topaz Eyes was an immediate success and was a Finalist in The People's Book Prize 2014. As our author of the day, Jardine tells us more about the book, the characters and why she made changes to Topaz Eyes while it was already in the final editing stages.
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Lauren Gallagher, a.k.a. L.A. Witt, enjoys writing unorthodox love stories. The Best Laid Plans is no exception - a menage romance that explores complex themes such as religion, surrogacy and insecurities. As our Author of the Day, Gallagher tells us about the inspiration behind her work, reveals her secret skills and talks about how she goes about creating characters that readers deeply care for.
Amy L Gale is a romance author by night, pharmacist by day who loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. As our Author of the Day, Gale chats about her book, Blissful Disaster, why she made her heroine clumsy and talks about the importance of humor in storytelling.
When Tenaya Jayne isn't creating beautiful graphic art or baking a chocolate cake that could bring you to tears, she writes fantasy books that are also known to evoke a mix of emotions from her readers. Jayne started writing fantasy to escape from the pain and harshness of life, taking readers along for the ride. The initial plan was to only write two books, but she never anticipated the overwhelmingly positive response she would get from fans, who were begging her for more. As our author of the day, Jayne reveals what inspired her to start writing, talks about her favorite authors and what it felt like when she finished the last book in the Legends of Regia series.
"Hot and new at sixty two!" Phyllis Smallman only published her first novel when she was sixty two, but it was definitely worth it as the award winning book impressed readers and critics alike. Margarita Nights is a cozy mystery with a lot of spunk, and this book, along with everything else she published, earned rave reviews on Amazon. As our author of the day, Smallman reveals why she picked a bartender as the protagonist of her book, talks about how her later books became more noir and a lot more.
When an award-winning veteran author gave the advice to combine two or more themes in order to captivate their readers, Michael Angel took that idea and created something unique. Although he initially only intended to make this a trilogy, Angel's "Fantasy & Forensics" series took off and became a bestseller. As our Author of the Day, Angel chats about how he created the characters in his books, Andeluvia, the world this series is set in and reveals why a spider species was named after him.
While studying the art of the Weimar Republic, Caroline Woods realized that there was a time period in history that we actually don't hear much about. This inspired her to write Fraulein M., a book that explores the cabaret underground, transgender women and deeper themes such as family bonds and compromises made for survival. As our Author of the Day, Woods tells us all about it.
When Tony Hernandez isn't travelling, going about his day job or learning to speak another language, he likes to write. He particularly has a fascination with the darkness in mankind, and likes to view things from a different perspective, which drove him to write The Devil's Blessing, a story set in WWII. As our author of the day, Hernandez talks Shakespeare, the research that went into his book and much more.
Veryan Williams-Wynn had an interesting childhood (travelling the world in the wake of her military father) and has pursued many different things in her life, including sport parachuting and working as a sensitive at the college of Psychic Studies in London. All of this had an impact on her writing, which is creative and explores interesting topics such as reincarnation and the possibility that our genes might carry the memories of our ancestors. As our Author of the Day, Williams-Wynn talks about why she decided to write The Spirit Trap for teenagers and explores the different ways the book could be interpreted.
Athena Daniels is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Beyond the Grave paranormal romance series and the romantic thriller Desperate. In 2016, Athena was nominated for Author of the Year and Best New Author in AusRom Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Her novel, The Seer’s Daughter, which blends edge-of-your seat suspense with steamy romance, also won multiple awards. As our Author of the Day, Daniels reveals how her son's lego fascination inspired her to start writing, talks about her interest in the paranormal and what she thinks about everlasting love
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