Author Justin Sloan drew from his own military training to write his Falls of Redemption Fantasy books. When he is not working on the latest fantasy novel, he collaborates with other authors on stories for video games or screenplay adaptations of successful books. As our author of the day Sloan chats with us about his five years with the Marines, why he placed his own experiences in Ancient Greece and what other exciting projects he is working on.
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Author Cary Allen Stone is fascinated with what makes criminals tick. In life, things are rarely black or white and readers of his award-winning Jake Roberts novels find themselves rooting for both the hero and anti-hero. Today, Stone reveals to us how an interview with a mother who murdered her six-year- old son made him want to tell his stories from a different perspective, why he doesn't write murder mysteries and how his job as a pilot influenced his writing.
When Marc Mulero isn't hard at work in the business force (or the Spock-side of this world, as he calls it), he indulges in flights of fantasy through his writing. His debut novel, Unearthed, is action-packed, intense and thought-provoking. As our author of the day, Mulero reveals how the main character Blague came to exist, how he defines the rules for his world and which actors he would like to see in Unearthed, should it ever get a movie adaptation.
A.S. Fenichel didn’t let a successful IT career in New York City stand in the way of her lifelong dream of becoming a professional writer and it is a gamble that paid off. Love, magic, mayhem, passion and desire can all be found in her stories, making them firm favorites with readers. Today we talk to Andrea about her book, Ascension, what made her decide to become a writer, and what her average writing day looks like.
Growing up as one of six siblings, Julia Johnston learned to be a keen observer early on. This clearly shows in her multi-award winning debut novel "If Everyone Knew Every Plant and Tree" in which she portrays the life of an oddball teenager, Oliver Campbell with a remarkable amount of insight, empathy and humor.
Author D.L Orton conceived the idea for her epic time travelling novel, Crossing In Time, after a chance encounter with her husband’s ex-girlfriend at a wedding reception. It is a book that is both action-packed and darkly comedic, with some edge-of-your seat plot twists as well. Today we talk to D.L. about what it is that fascinates her about science fiction, which character was the most challenging to create and what fans can expect from her next.
Music is an important part of author Sophia Elaine Hanson’s life, which is why it also plays a big role in her dark, gritty, dystopian novel, Vinyl. The book is the first in a trilogy and features plenty of twists and turns along with flawed, but very relatable characters. Today we talk to Sophia about how music has helped her find her strength, the reaction of readers to Vinyl and her surprising secret skill.
Author and aspiring engineer Adam Quinn loves to dream up new worlds with interesting technology and factions. This resulted in the creation of his debut novel, Flashpoint. As our author of the day, Quinn talks to us about Flashpoint, how much worldbuilding this epic novel required and how he created his characters.
Mike C. Erickson is one of the most promising debut authors of the year. Unsurprisingly, his brilliant novel, Pianist in a Bordello impressed readers and critics alike and won multiple awards. Today, Erickson gives us some insights into his own life, why he decided to write comedy about politics and reveals why the title is "Pianist in a Bordello."
As a still-serving military veteran, WJ Lundy has over 15 years of combined service with the Army and Navy in Europe, the Balkans and Southwest Asia. He is also the author of the very successful WTF series, in which Lundy applies his military experience to paint action-packed, realistic scenes in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies roam the lands. Today, Lundy chats with us about his Escape omnibus, how he wrote his first novel in a notebook in Afghanistan and why his zombies are scarier than most.
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