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A. C. Nicholls - Urban Fantasy with Kick-Ass Magic

After studying fiction for many years, A.C. Nicholls has been writing Fantasy with kick-ass magic, faeries, vampires, werewolves, witches and more. He recently finished his popular series, The Cardkeeper Chronicles. Today we chat with him about his love for urban fantasy, why he picked Chicago as the backdrop of his books and get a peek behind the scenes to see what it took to write The Cardkeeper Chronicles.

Linda K. Hopkins - Writing Contemporary Shapeshifter Romance

While in bed with pneumonia, Linda K. Hopkins had the idea to write Moondance, a contemporary shapeshifter romance. Hopkins has lived on three different continents, and loves to travel - with a slab of chocolate (or ten) stashed in her case and a cup of steaming hot coffee every morning. As our Author of the Day, Hopkins reveals why she enjoys writing paranormal romance, talks about her love for the Canadian Rockies and reveals her secret skills

Gary Ponzo - Mobsters, Patriots and a lot of Thrills

Gary Ponzo started on his first thriller after publishing seven or eight short stories (2 of which were nominated for the Pushcart Prize), much to the delight of his readers. He created agent Nick Bracco, a Sicilian character with ties with the Mob, inspired by his own experiences growing up in a Sicilian family. As our Author of the Day, Ponzo chats about his childhood, the Mob and reveals how the Nick Bracco books turned into a series.

Mariah McKenzie - Getting More Out of Life

Maria McKenzie decided to write an autobiography when it dawned on her that if she helped even one person through similar challenging territory, it would be worth it. On it’s face More is the story of a husband and wife regaining intimacy after infidelity and of a woman overcoming debilitating PTSD derived from childhood trauma. The journey takes the couple on a year long “Love & Ecstasy” training, where they discover sacred sexuality can be a doorway not only to physical and emotional intimacy but also to the divine mystery of life. As our Author of the Day, McKenzie tells us all about it.

Susan-Alia Terry - Writing About the Devil we Don't Know

Susan-Alia Terry's writing is compelled by the desire to entertain herself and her readers. In her paranormal fantasy, Coming Darkness, Terry writes an unusual story in which Lucifer is not entirely the bad guy, but a character that could love and be loved. As our Author of the Day, Terry tells us all about the inspiration behind this book, how she created her characters and her life as a writer.

Simon Clark - Creating Horrific Viking Warrior Vampires

Simon Clark lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and his stories have been published in Darklands 2, Dark Voices 5 and The Year's Best Horror Stories. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has also written some prose for U2. In his latest horror novel, Vampyrrhic, Clark brought horrific viking warriors from long ago to the shores of England in the form of undead vampires. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.

William A. Liggett - Action-packed Cli-Fi

Some of Bill Liggett's earliest memories are of climbing over the rocks near their family cabin in the mountains. He has always had a love for nature and a keen interest in science, which inspired him to start writing books in the "cli-fi" genre, where behavioral and earth sciences are blended to create riveting fiction. As our Author of the Day, Liggett talks about his book, Watermelon Snow, his research and reveals why he put a positive spin on a book about global warming.

C.A. Huggins - Horror, Apocalypse and Pack Attack Coyotes

C.A. Huggins has always been a big fan of the sci-fi, horror and post-apocalyptic genres but always wanted to create his own universe with a different take on your typical heroes and villains. He did exactly that in Scattered Screams. As our author of the day, he chats about familial relationships and why they are so important in this book and explains why he added pack attack coyotes to the mix.


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