When she isn't practising law in her "spare time", Renee Leigh enjoys writing the type of books that she likes to read. Books that are light-hearted and fun to read while you are sitting back with a glass of wine. As our author of the day, Leigh reveals how she actually wrote You Should Smile for herself, how she shapes her characters and talks about her binge-writing habits.
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When David Archer is not creating music, poetry or building custom cars, you will often find him yelling "NO!" at his word processor screen while working on his lastest bestseller. Archer claims that his books write themselves, a technique that certainly seems to work for him, as both his Sam Prichard and Noah Wolf series are highly entertaining and have achieved #1 bestseller status on USA TODAY and AMAZON. As our author of the day, Archer reveals how he has no idea what his characters will get up to, how he managed to make Sam Prichard so relatable and which actor he thinks would be worthy of Prichard's role.
Danielle Soucy Mills wrote her first novel when she was only 10 years old and has since earned her BA and MFA in Creative Writing and won multiple awards with her books, Tina Tumbles and Illusion of an Ending. When she is not writing or practising backflips, Mills enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old daughter. As our author of the day, Mills talks about Illusion of an Ending, her perception of the afterlife and reveals how a series of events inspired the book.
Smoky Zeidel is an author whose deep love for nature is evident in everything she writes. Her novel, The Cabin, in which she weaves elements of magic, history and realism together to tell a gripping story, is no exception. As our author of the day, we chat with Zeidel about time travel, nature and riddles.
As a child, Stewart Sanders wanted to be an astronaut. Today, he is exploring space and the outer reaches of his mind in an activity that is equally exciting: being a sci-fi author. As our author of the day, Sanders reveals how his Paradox series was inspired by a recurring dream he used to have, how he keeps readers at the edge of their seats and chats about parallel lives.
When Nancy Aylen is not designing homes or painting landscapes, she writes stories that tend to take her readers on an emotional journey. With a background in TV and media production, Aylen likes to visualise the scenes before writing them down, resulting in very vivid descriptions. As our author of the day, Aylen reveals how the death of a girl inspired her to write Soul Fire, a book about bullying and talks about how she breathes life into her characters.
When she is not listening to pop rock, eating chocolate, putting on a poker face or hanging out with her sculptor husband, award-winning author Traci L. Slatton does what she does best: writing bestselling novels. Her creativity has no bounds and her books are often a mix of genres, with paranormal, historical and romantic themes. As our author of the day, Slatton talks about her novel BROKEN, fallen angels and WWII.
Lorraine Devon Wilke loves to do anything that challenges her creatively. When she is not working as a photographer or writing and singing beautiful songs, she likes to write stories with a lot of heart. Her debut novel, After the Sucker Punch is an example of where she used personal experiences to weave a fictional tale of self-discovery, reinvention and healing. As our author of the day, Wilke reveals how her own father's journal inspired the book and chats about her characters, Scientology and the Catholic faith.
After serving more than twenty years in the Marine Corps and a career in business consulting, Craig Martelle is now a successful author whose work has been compared to that of Larry Niven and David Gemmell. Martelle looks at the world through the lens of an Alaskan and this worldview, along with his fascination with animals and what they could be thinking, led to the brilliant Free Trader sci-fi series. Martelle has since perfected telepathic communication with his dog and, as our author of the day, he tells us all about it.
When Chelsea Campbell isn't studying ancient languages, knitting or collecting useless objects, she likes to transport readers to surreal worlds... with superheroes, villains and their kind. The first book in the series, The Rise of Renegade X, is a thrilling read that has received rave reviews on Amazon. As our Author of The Day, Campbell chats about her villain-hero main character, her love for the Young Adult genre and gives some insights into how she shapes her books.
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