Cardeno C. is a self-reported hopeless romantic. After seeing story after story (targeted to a gay-welcoming audience) where gay characters get hurt, killed, or are deeply miserable, he decided to write books where this is not the case. Where there are happily-ever-afters and where people start their own homes and families. The Home-series was born and today, Cardeno C. tells us all about it and talks about his characters and writing habits.
Author of the Day Archive
Michael Panno likes to write books that make you think about humanity and morality, but are also hilariously funny and entertaining. Animal Rites is no exception - a retired Secret Service agent and circus dwarf embark on an epic journey into the seedy world of animal poaching, pornography and prostitution. As our Author of the Day, Panno talks about this book, life in general and what he hopes readers will take away from it.
When Julia Shupe came across an article stating that the seafood industry would completely collapse by 2050, it got her thinking. What would happen to humans if all ocean life would go extinct? Barren Waters was born, a terrifyingly realistic survival story that follows the collapse of civilization. As our Author of the Day, Shupe reveals how she creates such believable characters, talks about the research she did for this book and why she would want readers to take a nap after finishing it.
Bethany Turner knows how to rap one very specific song, how to pick the most expensive designer bag at any store and how to use celebrities to create the greatest love story the world has never known. Her books follow the story of Abigail Phelps, a girl who has, purportedly, won Olympic gold medals and Academy Awards, who has George Clooney as a best friend and who has been the great love of JFK Jr.'s life. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Turner about why she decided to use an unreliable narrator in her stories (and why Abigail is actually not that unreliable) and what it takes to make celebrities come to life as characters in a story.
S.R. Mallery has always had a passion for history and love for Romeo and Juliet-type of romances where people from different walks of life fall in love. Her book, Genteel Secrets, is a beautiful combination of both, where a Confederate spy falls in love with a Pinkerton detective during the American Civil War. As our Author of the Day, Mallery talks about her research into female spy rings during the war, class differences and gives us a peek into her writing process.
One day, while looking back on her full and interesting life, Lara Reznik asked herself: "what if some dark secret from the 1960s came back to haunt me now?" This inspired her to start writing The Girl from Long Guyland, which ended up becoming an Amazon bestseller multiple times. As our Author of the Day, Reznik reveals how much of her own life she weaved into the book, talks about being a baby boomer and how writing a thriller is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.
When D.C. Alexander is not writing #1 Amazon Kindle bestsellers like The Legend of Devil's Creek, he enjoys spending time in a small cabin in Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona. Alexander's books are known to be dark, mysterious and very thought provoking. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Alexander about downhill skiing, darkness as an universal force and get a peek into what it takes to write edge-of-the-seat thrillers.
When she isn't spending time with the love of her life, dancing with her kids to Duran Duran or watching a soccer game you will probably find Kat Cantrell busy writing another bestselling romance novel. With over 30 published books, Cantrell is a very popular author (although she still refuses to call herself that). Her secret to success? Making her readers think "there is NO WAY things are ever going to work out between these two!". As our Author of the Day, Cantrell reveals the inspiration behind her heroes, talks about her career as an author and why she thinks men in uniform are so popular.
Maria Romana has always been fascinated by the existence of savants, people born with amazing natural abilities. This, along with her love for romantic suspense, sci-fi, adventure and mystery, inspired her to start writing The Gifted Ones. As our Author of the Day, Romana talks about the series, why she doesn't like cheerleaders and perfect heroines and how being a nerdy girl has helped her in life.
Author and screenplay writer, James Dalessandro, writes books that are so riveting that he has managed to sell several of them to large movie studios such as Pixar and Warner Brothers. He does a ton of research for his historical novels, which really shows in his work and he captures the look and feel of the era brilliantly. As our Author of the Day we chat with Dalessandro about life as a screenplay writer, his passion for writing and the real casualty count of the San Francisco Earthquake, which was apparently closer to 5,000 than 500.
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