Nigel Jay Cooper is fascinated by what motivates people - why they act the way they do, and this shows in the way he creates his characters. Beat the Rain is an interesting story about a complex relationship between a woman and her deceased lover's brother. The book impressed readers and critics alike, earning a couple of awards and nominations. As our Author of the Day, Cooper reveals why he wrote this book, how he wrote the ending first and why the next book he wants to write is terrifying him.
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William Kuhn can spot a men’s Harris tweed or a women’s Chanel suit in a vintage clothing store at twenty paces. He is also pretty good at exploring the human side of celebrities and bringing their characters to life in very believable fiction. As our Author of the Day, Kuhn talks about his book, Prince Harry Boy to Man, the role of the British Monarchy in modern society and his writing habits.
Skilled programmer by day, author by night, Kanwal Kapoor is a man of many talents. He recently wrote a gripping fantasy, Legends of Prathak: The Firebird, in which the world his characters live in is facing impending doom. As our Author of the Day, Kapoor talks about magic, his inspiration and gives us some insights in what he is working on right now.
Growing up in Apartheid South Africa, experiencing London during the "flower-power" era and becoming a regular visitor at the Playboy Mansion Humphry Knipe has had an interesting life. Always interested in history and literature, Knipe had the idea to write about the very musical Roman emperor, Nero, by re-creating his classical horoscope. As our Author of the Day, Knipe chats about the book, classical astrology and how large a role it played in Rome during Nero's life.
Since he has been about 8 years old, Richard L. Haight has felt the urge to find spiritual truth. At the age of 24, Haight moved to Japan to study with masters of the sword, staff and jujutsu. During his 15 years living in Japan, Richard was awarded masters licenses in four samurai arts as well as a traditional healing art called Sotai-ho. As our Author of the Day, Haight chats about why so many people have lost connection with spirituality, how his training has taught him to meditate in the most chaotic circumstances and why his book provides a fresh take on living a full and inspired life.
Being a twin herself, Yassy F felt inspired to write a book about two extraordinary twins who have to overcome everything life throws at them. As our Author of the Day, she tells us why she decided to write about twins with telepathic abilities, how she tapped into experiences from her own life to write this story and reveals what she is working on now.
To David B. Seaburn, writing is a way to make meaning of life, the way he tackles important questions. Parrot Talk, a humor-filled book featuring a parrot and two brothers who had just lost their mother, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Seaburn gives us some insights in his writing process, talks about how his years as a psychotherapist help him to create believable characters and provides sneak peek into what he is working on now.
Natalie Wright spends her time writing, reading, gaming, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science. Her H.A.L.F series, featuring the M'Uktah people from the far side of the galaxy, is wildly popular. Today, we chat with Wright about H.A.L.F. The Makers, the second book in the series and she also reveals what she has in store for fans in the nearby future.
Raised on military bases, L.E. Fraser's introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. Her books are full of thrills, interesting characters and unexpected twists. Skully, one of her Perdition Games books, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Fraser tells us all about this book and how she follows her characters during the writing process in order to create interesting stories.
JW Webb grew up in the worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth, fully immersed in the fantasy setting and interesting stories. Today, he writes fantasy that is just as intriguing and immersive - where readers never know what is going to happen next. As our Author of the Day, Webb tells us how he uses props to prepare for his fight scenes, talks about fantasy as a genre and introduces us to the other books in this series.
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