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Abby Smith - Mysterious Magic that Ponders Big Questions

In her career, Abby Smith designs and builds large databases with hundreds of tables and complex relationships. But according to her, writing a book was much, much harder. Pettikin the gnome came to her while she was scrubbing her bathtub. As our Author of the Day, Smith tells us more about Pettikin and what it takes to write softer, more mysterious magic, that ponders big questions with unknowable answers.

Tom Julian - The Best Movie You Will Ever Read

When Tom Julian isn't busy supporting research in to new cancer drugs he likes to watch sci-fi movies play out in his mind and then pen them down, shaping them into epic books. Timberwolf is no exception and Julian hopes that this will be the best movie his readers have ever read! As our Author of the Day, Julian gives us a behind-the-scenes look into what it took to create this book, talks about how his screenwriting background influenced his writing and reveals how he breathes life into his characters.

D.L. Young - The Republic of Texas in a Dystopian World

Award-winning author, D.L. Young, was born and raised in Texas -- which is why it wasn't a weird thing for his imagination to create a sci-fi series set in the dystopian Republic of Texas. With a kick-ass female lead with special abilities, you just can't go wrong and Soledad: Dark Republic Book One has been very well received. Today, Young chats to us about how he is an obsessive planner, why his book contains so many moral dilemmas and why he made Texas an independent nation.

James Rosone - Writing Realistic Military Fiction

James Rosone has spent thousands of hours actually talking and interrogating real Al Qaeda terrorists. He knows what it is like to be shelled during a mortar attack, hear 122mm katyusha rockets hit nearby your building or be under fire in a Blackhawk helicopter. All of these experiences have influenced Rosone's ability to convey the realism in his stories, and Prelude to World War III is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Rosone talks about the series, reveals his secret skills and how he manages to keep his readers hooked throughout the book.

Ellie Masters - Writing in Multiple Genres

Ellie Masters is a multi-genre writer who writes the stories she loves to read. When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air are top on her list. As our Author of the Day, Masters tells us all about her novel, Finding Peace, her love for the wide-open ranger of Montana and reveals some of her secret skills.

Alexi Venice - An Adventurous Spirit

Amazon Bestselling Author, Alexi Venice, practiced law for 28 years until the novels within her had to be indulged their freedom. Her exciting legal cases inform her writing, in addition to her adventurous spirit, which has led her to fly jets, shoot assault rifles, wake board in the Caribbean, test her strength at CrossFit and get the crap beat out of her boxing. As our Author of the Day, she chats about "Amanda's Dragonfly" - the latest book in her San Francisco Mystery series.

Ashley Franz Holzmann - Writing Creates a Deeper Sense of Being

Ashley Franz Holzmann's first collection of horror stories, The Laws of Nature, takes readers on a psychological roller coaster ride. With Holzmann, you never know what to expect. As our Author of the Day, Holzmann chats about human nature, why he feels driven to write and talks about how he wrote The Laws of Nature when his wife was pregnant with their first child.

Effie Kammenou - A Story of Love That Spans 50 Years and Two Continents

Effie Kammenou grew up listening to stories about her mother's childhood in Athens and her experiences during WWII, and her father's tales of how his family came to America. After her mother passed away, Kammenou felt inspired to write a family saga that spans fifty years and crosses two continents. As our Author of the Day, Kammenou talks about this debut novel, Evanthia's Gift, tells us more about her family and reveals why her books also contain all kinds of interesting recipes.


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