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.
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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.
Abigail Owen calls herself a Jill-of-all-trades. When she isn't writing wonderful paranormal romance novels about shifters and other creatures, you may find her doing web design, graphic design, technical writing or business analysis. As our author of the day, we chat with Owen about shifters, how she watches Youtube videos to write certain scenes and how she juggles multiple writing projects at a time.
When Greg Levin isn't suffering domestic abuse by his wife, daughter or the two cats who own the house, he writes award-winning dark comedic fiction (which may or may not appear on TV sometime). In this interview, Levin reveals why he turned terminally ill characters into vigilantes in his novel, Sick to Death, confides in us about his chronic hip-hopilepsy and doesn't talk too much about his first novel.
When JB Heller isn't busy being a domestic goddess and super mom, she writes romance novels that contain a healthy dose of humor. As our author of the day, Heller chats about how her book, Undeniable Attraction surprised even her, why a book hero has to be perfect and reveals a romantic story from her own life.
After getting out of his comfort zone and quitting his six figure job, Justin Gesso managed to not only double what he used to earn, but also had more time for his family, life and side projects. In his book, Leave the Grind Behind, Gesso shares his secret to success in actionable steps to show readers how to stop being a cog, work with a plan and establish multiple sources of income. As our author of the day, Gesso talks about why he quit his job, how his book is different from other self-help books and how to discover whether you are a cog or a grinder.
When she isn't out in the forests, mushroom hunting, Ellen King Rice writes thrillers... about mushrooms. She is fascinated with all forms of life and its workings, so her books tend to turn out not only fun to read, but very educational as well. Want to know more about epigenetics, biology and science while holding your breath in anticipation? Then The EvoAngel might be just the thing for you. In this interview, we chat about how all life forms are Mr. Potato Head kits while Rice explains why she used an elderly woman as a protagonist and how being hospitalized inspired her to start writing.
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