Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Brian Blose is a software developer and army veteran who enjoys reading and writing fiction that contains flawed heroes, unreliable narrators and moral dilemmas. His book, The Participants, is no exception and had readers glued to the story until the very last page. As our author of the day, Blose chats about the Heinsenberg uncertainty principle, how TV shows from the 90s inspired this book and gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in the creation of The Participants.
Bill Carson creates riveting crime novels that leave readers thinking about life. His first book in the Detective Nick Harland series, Necessary Evils, is no exception, looking at how people handle love, loss, lust, greed and many more. As our author of the day, Carson talks to us about his writing habits, who Detective Nick Harland really is and why John Kane does such horrible things.
After her friends dared her to write a love story for middle aged women, Jennifer Theriot wrote Out of the Box Awakening. Little did she know that this book would take off, win five star awards and result in a 3-book series. Today, we chat with Jennifer about how she wrote her own feelings into the story, why she writes for middle-aged people and how her characters don't always cooperate the way they were supposed to.
Susan Joyce has had a full life, with many adventures and feels that she has always been guided by her dreams.
When Allan Batchelder isn't writing, he is thinking about how to bring fantasy worlds with epic battles and flawed heroes to life through his writing. Something he is quite good at, judging by his book, Steel, Blood and Fire. As our author of the day, Batchelder talks about his love of Shakespeare, sentient swords and why his heroes are not all that good.
In his career in acting, TV and even the video game industry, Gary Schwartz has given expression to his art in different ways: silently (as a mime), voice only (as a voice actor) and now through the written word.
Pawan Mishra possesses not only the ability to see the humor in most situations, but also has a very interesting perspective on life, as is evident in his widely acclaimed debut novel, Coinman. Inspired by the small town in India where he grew up and observing the oddities of office politics, Mishra wrote this parody, which immediately became a multi-awardwinning book. As our author of the day, Mishra talks about his childhood, how he created Coinman and expresses some of his views on office culture.
Michele Pariza Wacek is an author who enjoys leaving the reader with the feeling that "everything is not as it seems." Her second novel, Mirror Image, is no exception, where even the main character doesn't know whether she is the killer or not. As our author of the day, Pariza Wacek reveals how whe uses dreams, memories and an unreliable narrator to create this creepy atmosphere that keeps readers at the edge of their seats.
Abigail Owen calls herself a Jill-of-all-trades. When she isn't writing wonderful paranormal romance novels about shifters and other creatures, you may find her doing web design, graphic design, technical writing or business analysis.
Peter Darley - Writing a TV Series You Can Only Read
FEATURED AUTHOR - Peter Darley (P.D. to his friends) is a British novelist, whose professional history is in showbusiness. His lifelong admiration of heroes, and love of roller-coaster-style thrills have been a huge influence on his writings. As our Author of the Day, Darley tells us all about his flagship novel, Hold On! Please give us a short introduction to what Hold On! is about. Hold On! began as a unique experiment. I didn’t have the $50 million or so to make the TV series, so I opted for ‘The TV Series… Read more