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Simon Clark - Creating Horrific Viking Warrior Vampires

Simon Clark lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and his stories have been published in Darklands 2, Dark Voices 5 and The Year's Best Horror Stories. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has also written some prose for U2. In his latest horror novel, Vampyrrhic, Clark brought horrific viking warriors from long ago to the shores of England in the form of undead vampires. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about it.

William A. Liggett - Action-packed Cli-Fi

Some of Bill Liggett's earliest memories are of climbing over the rocks near their family cabin in the mountains. He has always had a love for nature and a keen interest in science, which inspired him to start writing books in the "cli-fi" genre, where behavioral and earth sciences are blended to create riveting fiction. As our Author of the Day, Liggett talks about his book, Watermelon Snow, his research and reveals why he put a positive spin on a book about global warming.

C.A. Huggins - Horror, Apocalypse and Pack Attack Coyotes

C.A. Huggins has always been a big fan of the sci-fi, horror and post-apocalyptic genres but always wanted to create his own universe with a different take on your typical heroes and villains. He did exactly that in Scattered Screams. As our author of the day, he chats about familial relationships and why they are so important in this book and explains why he added pack attack coyotes to the mix.

Lyle Howard - Transcending Time

Lyle Howard does not consider himself to be a romance novelist, but he wanted to write about the possibilities of love transcending time. It's About Time was born and the book was an immediate hit, also receiving a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree. As our Author of the Day, Howard tells us more about the book, explains why he started the story the way he did and chats about interesting things such as time travel and immortality.

Patrick Kanouse - Keeping Readers Guessing

Patrick Kanouse likes to test his mysteries on his wife - if he can keep her guessing throughout the book, he knows he has a good story. The Shattered Bull is one such a mystery that also contains a lot of intrigue - Kanouse's complex characters take his readers on an emotional roller ride. As our author of the day, Kanouse reveals why he picked Chicago as the backdrop for the book and talks about his journey as an author.

Nancy Jardine - Mysteries in Family Trees

When Nancy Jardine isn't reviewing, blogging or running around on her official job as a grandkid minder, she enjoys writing interesting stories. Fascinated by the research into her own family history, she felt inspired to write novels based around an ancestral tree. Topaz Eyes was an immediate success and was a Finalist in The People's Book Prize 2014. As our author of the day, Jardine tells us more about the book, the characters and why she made changes to Topaz Eyes while it was already in the final editing stages.

Lauren Gallagher - Creating Complex Menage Romance

Lauren Gallagher, a.k.a. L.A. Witt, enjoys writing unorthodox love stories. The Best Laid Plans is no exception - a menage romance that explores complex themes such as religion, surrogacy and insecurities. As our Author of the Day, Gallagher tells us about the inspiration behind her work, reveals her secret skills and talks about how she goes about creating characters that readers deeply care for.

Amy L. Gale - Romance and Rock Music

Amy L Gale is a romance author by night, pharmacist by day who loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. As our Author of the Day, Gale chats about her book, Blissful Disaster, why she made her heroine clumsy and talks about the importance of humor in storytelling.

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