Janet McNulty started writing stories as a hobby to keep her mind active between college courses and working multiple jobs. She has published a couple of books, including a mystery and dystopian series. The Solaris Saga, an action-packed space fantasy series is the latest from McNulty's pen. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about this series, chats about Star Trek and Star Wars and reveals why she wanted her readers to loathe her main character.
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While watching a true crime TV program, Elizabeth Sims realized that the jury often strongly reacts to how the accused acts - picking up on body language, appearance and other cues. This inspired Sims to write The Actress. As our Author of the Day, Sims reveals the research that went into this book, talks about how Rita Farmer is a reflection of herself and gives us a peek into what she is working on now.
While David Dunham was writing one story, a totally different one came to him in the form of a quietly intense character. This took him back to the early 1900s where he takes readers through the Great War from the homefront's perspective and tells a love story in a deep way. As our author of the day, Dunham tells us more about The Silent Land, the inspiration behind it and his fascination with the Great War.
Readers enjoyed Jade Jones' Wife of a Misfit series so much that they have been begging her to write a spin-off about two popular secondary characters, Soul and Diana. So she did. As our Author of the Day she tells us more about this book, her secret Call of Duty skills and talks about her journey as an author.
Gregory Ness likens writing a novel to a hero's journey - one he has completed for the first time when publishing Antioch. This adult geek multi-genre book is the first in a series and takes readers on a gritty, raw and personal trip into humanity's past and near future. As our Author of the Day, Ness tells us why he wrote this book, how his background as a Silicon Valley technologist inspires his work and why we shouldn't take our civilization for granted.
Christy Barritt is a successful author with over fifty books to her name and she feels that she is still growing as an author with each new book that she publishes. Inspired by fans who often think that actors are the same as the characters they play on TV, Barritt decided to create Joey Darling. As our Author of the Day, Barrit tells us all about Darling's character and how she is nothing like her super detective alter ego, she also reveals where she likes to go for inspiration and how she used to play guitar in coffee houses.
Paul Shore is a technology industry veteran, who has worked around the globe. At one stage Shore ended up in a charming village in Provence, France, where he tried to understand French culture and integrate with the French community. This resulted in a story worth telling, which he does with a lot of heart and humor. As our Author of the Day, Shore talks about what he learned from the French reveals why he decided to write this book and whether he would ever like to live in Provence again.
Shane Simpson is an author who enjoys writing riveting action with a twist. He believes that every action has a reaction, which can either be positive and make the world a better place, or it can destroy. This was the central theme in The Owner, his first standalone book in the Albert Pabek Thriller series. As our Author of the Day, Simpson reveals how The Owner was written in rapid fire, how much Albert Pabek has in common with Jack Reacher and talks about how life is about people - not money.
Austin Dragon loves writing sci-fi and action. His Liquid Cool series, however, is a bit different from the After Eden and classic Sleepy Hollow Horror books he is known for. Liquid Cool is cyberpunk - with an atmosphere reminiscent of Blade Runner and The Maltese Falcon, and is packed with fun, humor and thrills. As our Author of the Day, Dragon talks about These Mean Streets Darkly, his journey as an author and how he writes to entertain and explore real issues.
When Christa Yelich-Koth isn't editing for Buzz & Roar Publishing and REDSHIFT or co-hosting the Grr Arrgh podcast, she likes to write sci-fi and fantasy that anybody can enjoy. What sets her books apart is how they really focus on the people and their emotions, rather than the technology, alien races or politics of the worlds her stories take place in. As our Author of the Day, Yelich-Koch talks about why she writes in this genre, how her background in Biology influences her writing and why she really has to watch out for colloquialisms in her books.
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