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Author of the Day Archive

Tamie Dearen - Giving Readers an Escape from Life

Tamie Dearen is married to the most romantic man in the world - which is why she enjoys writing romance novels so much. She has published 11 books so far, and her characters are so relatable that her series, Best Girls very quickly became a bestseller. As our Author of the Day, Dearen talks about the first book in the series, Her Best Match, explains why readers found the main character to be slapworthy at times and talks about what it takes to make readers fall in love with the hero.

Andrea Thome - Making Characters Fall In Love Unexpectedly

Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist who fell in love with a Major League baseball player after interviewing him. They got married and when she is not out and about pursuing photography as a hobby, she likes to write contemporary romance. As our Author of the Day, Thome reveals what inspired her first book, talks about how she created her own book covers and gives us some insights into what to expect from her next.

Lyn Cote - The Debut Novel That Got Published 40 Books Later

USA Today Bestselling author, Lyn Cote has written over 40 books, but she has only recently publish the first novel she has ever written. This book La Belle Christiane, is about a young French courtesan who finds herself in the American frontier in the 1770s. As our Author of the Day, Cote tells us why she only published this book now, how it is different from other romance novels and talks about how she did research for her historical novels before the dawn of the Internet.

J.B. Markes - Fantasy Meets Murder Mystery

J.B. Markes has had a fascination with fantasy stories ever since his aunt bought him a copy of the Legend of Zelda, an 8-bit RPG game. He now writes in the genre and likes to add unexpected twists and a touch of humor. His latest novel, Necrospect is no exception, featuring a necromancer as the good guy, a world where magic has serious side effects and an interesting murder mystery. As our author of the day, Markes gives us a behind the scenes look at Necrospect, talks about his top-secret skills and reveals what he is working on now.

V.A. Dold - Shifters, Romance and Realistic Women

V.A. Dold enjoys spending her day with her computer, her coffee mug and the Le Beau brothers. This award-winning series has impressed readers worldwide and in this interview, the bestselling author gives us a peek behind the scenes. Dold tells us about how she sometimes literally dreams up story lines, her thoughts on soul mates and gives us her definition of the perfect romance novel hero.

Alice K. Boatwright - Cozy Mystery in a Small English Village

Alice K. Boatwright has always loved English village mysteries, especially the ones by authors such as Agatha Christie, Patricia Wentworth and Dorothy L. Sayers. She fell in love with Oxfordshire the first time she set foot there and ended up living for several years in the Cotswolds. This setting has been an inspiration to her ever since and as our Author of the Day, Boatwright tells us more about her novel, Under an English Heaven and her main character, Ellie Kent, who is also an American who moves into a small English village.

Donna Fletcher Crow - History, Faith and Legends

Donna Fletcher Crow is a former English teacher and a lifelong Anglophile. She is the author of 50 books, mostly novels of British history, but throughout the quarter century of its life Glastonbury has remained her most honoured work. As our author of the day, Donna tells us more about the research behind Glastonbury, her quest to figure out where the Holy Grail is and gives us a peek into the hidden message contained in the book.

Kayla Marie - Writing Authentic Romance

When she isn't wrangling her toddler or covered in messes, Kayla Marie writes and tries to manage a career as an indie author. For her, writing is a way to escape the everyday stresses of life and it creates a welcome challenge on a daily basis. As our author of the day, Kayla Marie chats about her debut novel, Mended and reveals what it takes to create believable characters.

J.L. Delozier - Inspired by Malaria

A medical article about malaria inspired J.L. Delozier to write a book about a virus that attacks by blood type. As a child, Delozier dreamt about becoming an author, but she became a doctor instead. She however never abandoned her dream and combines her passion for both medicine and storytelling in riveting thrillers. As our Author of the Day, Delozier talks about her latest novel, Type & Cross, her fascination with medicine and science and how she doesn't plan her books.

Mary Pflum Peterson - Family Secrets, Mothers and Daughters

As a television journalist, Mary Pflum Peterson has seen it all. She has covered everything from Hurricane Katrina to royal weddings to war in Afghanistan, which is why she didn't think her family history was particularly interesting. Until she took a writing class and her instructor and classmates convinced her to write about her childhood and the story of her mother, a former nun who married a closeted gay man and was a compulsive hoarder. As our Author of the Day, Pflum Peterson gives us more insights into the quirks of her family history and talks about how White Dresses has brought mothers and daughters closer together.


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