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Author of the Day Archive

A.J. Culey - A Whole Town Full of Shifters

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.

Teymour Shahabi - Mystery Inspired by Childhood Classics

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.

Kenneth Eade - Expressing Everyday Outrage in Thrillers

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.

J.J. White - Writing Thrillers in Longhand

Apart from being able to surf (the ocean, not the web) and singing and whistling at the same time, J.J. White is an amazing writer who knows how to draw his readers in and keep them at the edge of their seats. His latest book, Deviant Acts, is no exception and deals with a ex-soldier/heroin addict who finds himself in a situation where he needs to play the hero. As our author of the day, White reveals how relatives of his inspired this book and why his friends call his wife "Saint Pam."

Pat Dunlap Evans - Falling in Love With Your Characters

When Pat Dunlap Evans isn't dreaming about vacationing in Hawaii, she enjoys exploring the minds of her characters and writing about their inner struggles. After working in marketing and advertising for years, Evans quit her day job to become a full time novelist, and has never looked back. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Evans about her book, To Leave a Memory, how the main character, Andrew, was conceived after drinking a beer and how hard it is to stay disciplined as an author.

Niki Embers - Coming-of-Age Stories About Young Love

Niki Embers enjoys writing stories with a bit of an old-fashioned cadence, aimed at new adults and anyone who has ever been young and in love. When she isn't writing love stories, she might be working on books in other genres under one of her secret aliases. As our author of the day, Embers talks about young love, how her own life inspired her characters and what she does with the "bad guys" from her books.

Raven Oak - When all the Swords are Pointing at You

Bestselling speculative fiction author, Raven Oak, enjoys creating epic worlds where interesting cultures and political factions tend to clash. When she isn't plotting her next book or trying to keep her cats from the keyboard, she also loves staring at the ocean, or drawing intricate maps. As our author of the day, Oak reveals why Amaskan's Blood has been her most personal novel and talks about human nature, political intrigue and how nothing in the world is ever black and white.

Shawnee Small - New Adult Urban Fantasy With a Twist

Shawnee Small calls herself a jack of all trades, but has certainly mastered the art of writing wonderful new adult urban fantasy. Since she published her first book Watcher, it has made Amazon's bestsellers list, including #1 in New Adult/College Fantasy, #1 Paranormal Suspense and # 1 in Urban Fantasy. As our author of the day, Small chats about how much blood, sweat and tears go into writing a book, talks about her days in the goth scene and reveals how Poesy Wharton was not initially planned to be the main character in Watcher.


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