When L.L. Collins isn't wrangling 25 preteens during her day job as a teacher, she writes heartfelt, emotionally charged romance novels. Books in which the heroes are not always alpha males and the heroines everything but perfect. In her book, Snared, Collins also addresses tough subjects such as mental health and foster care. As our author of the day Collins reveals why she chose to write about a shy rock star, her own experience with foster care and talks about her journey as an author.
Author of the Day Archive
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Bill Carson creates riveting crime novels that leave readers thinking about life. His first book in the Detective Nick Harland series, Necessary Evils, is no exception, looking at how people handle love, loss, lust, greed and many more. As our author of the day, Carson talks to us about his writing habits, who Detective Nick Harland really is and why John Kane does such horrible things.
After her friends dared her to write a love story for middle aged women, Jennifer Theriot wrote Out of the Box Awakening. Little did she know that this book would take off, win five star awards and result in a 3-book series. Today, we chat with Jennifer about how she wrote her own feelings into the story, why she writes for middle-aged people and how her characters don't always cooperate the way they were supposed to.
Susan Joyce has had a full life, with many adventures and feels that she has always been guided by her dreams. In Good Morning Diego Garcia, she writes about both - how what she was hoping to become a dream holiday turned into a nightmare and how she was a witness to history in the making. As our author of the day, Joyce chats about her voyage across the Indian Ocean, how she saw historical events unfold and how she was able to describe her adventure from years ago in such detail.
When Allan Batchelder isn't writing, he is thinking about how to bring fantasy worlds with epic battles and flawed heroes to life through his writing. Something he is quite good at, judging by his book, Steel, Blood and Fire. As our author of the day, Batchelder talks about his love of Shakespeare, sentient swords and why his heroes are not all that good.
In his career in acting, TV and even the video game industry, Gary Schwartz has given expression to his art in different ways: silently (as a mime), voice only (as a voice actor) and now through the written word. In his latest book, The King of Average, Schwartz aims to entertain but also help his readers to discover their self worth. As our author of the day, Schwartz reveals how he came up with the idea for The King of Average when he was only 11 years old, how he gives his characters a voice and why he loves writing stories for children.
Pawan Mishra possesses not only the ability to see the humor in most situations, but also has a very interesting perspective on life, as is evident in his widely acclaimed debut novel, Coinman. Inspired by the small town in India where he grew up and observing the oddities of office politics, Mishra wrote this parody, which immediately became a multi-awardwinning book. As our author of the day, Mishra talks about his childhood, how he created Coinman and expresses some of his views on office culture.
Michele Pariza Wacek is an author who enjoys leaving the reader with the feeling that "everything is not as it seems." Her second novel, Mirror Image, is no exception, where even the main character doesn't know whether she is the killer or not. As our author of the day, Pariza Wacek reveals how whe uses dreams, memories and an unreliable narrator to create this creepy atmosphere that keeps readers at the edge of their seats.
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