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Author of the Day Archive

Leanne Owens - Horse Stories from the Australian Outback

Leanne Owens is an English teacher who has lived in the outback, written for horse magazines and Horse Talk TV, and bred many national champion horses. During her years in the outback, she saw how outback children could drive cars, operate bulldozers, ride horses and motorbikes, muster ten thousand acre paddocks, cook, and do more things than most city adults. This inspired her to write about the horse-hating city cousin who visits her outback family in Horses of the Sun, the first book of her Outback series. As our Author of the Day, Owens tells us all about it.

Julie Johnson - Writing as A Form of Therapy

Julie Johnson is a twenty-something Boston native who, self-reportedly, suffers from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. She also drinks an inhuman amount of coffee in a single day, which helps her to get to writing, formating, marketing and designing the covers for her books. As our Author of the Day, Johnson talks about her writing habits, how writing provides a form of therapy and gives us insights in the inspiration behind her book, Faithless.

D.C. Alexander - Complicated Protagonists, Fanatic Enemies and Thrilling Scenes

D.C. Alexander is a former federal agent. He was profoundly moved by 9/11 and very dissatisfied with the extent to which news pundits bothered to identify the root psychological causes of the extremism that led to the terrorist attacks. In his book, The Shadow Priest, Alexander poses the question: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and Bin Laden in the first place? As our Author of the Day, Alexander elaborates on this topic and much more.

Lisa Dawn Wadler - 15th Century Lairds and Modern Women

Lisa Wadler likes to write stories that feature strong alpha-male heroes and women who are able to take care of themselves physically. Sparks usually fly - resulting in riveting romance in a historical setting. As our Author of the Day, Wadler tells us why she feels drawn to Scotland, talks about her latest book, The Draig's Wife and reveals what she is working on next.


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