When Chris Karlsen explores the world around her, she likes to stop and imagine herself in the same place, but during a different time. Growing up with a history professor as a father, writing against a historical backdrop was a no-brainer to Karlsen.
Soraya Naomi enjoys stories with a lot of passion, a touch of danger and a dash of forbidden love. The books from her Chicago Syndicate series contain all of these elements and it is not surprising that the series has become wildly popular as a result. As our author of the day, Naomi chats with us about her characters, how she uses humor in her books and how she would like to have lunch with Stephen King.
Romance and suspense are the two cornerstones of author Jen Talty’s work and her book Two Weeks is no exception. It is the first in her NY State Trooper series and features seduction, stalking and plenty of intrigue.
Author Justin Sloan drew from his own military training to write his Falls of Redemption Fantasy books. When he is not working on the latest fantasy novel, he collaborates with other authors on stories for video games or screenplay adaptations of successful books.
Author Cary Allen Stone is fascinated with what makes criminals tick. In life, things are rarely black or white and readers of his award-winning Jake Roberts novels find themselves rooting for both the hero and anti-hero. Today, Stone reveals to us how an interview with a mother who murdered her six-year- old son made him want to tell his stories from a different perspective, why he doesn't write murder mysteries and how his job as a pilot influenced his writing.
When Marc Mulero isn't hard at work in the business force (or the Spock-side of this world, as he calls it), he indulges in flights of fantasy through his writing. His debut novel, Unearthed, is action-packed, intense and thought-provoking. As our author of the day, Mulero reveals how the main character Blague came to exist, how he defines the rules for his world and which actors he would like to see in Unearthed, should it ever get a movie adaptation.
A.S. Fenichel didn’t let a successful IT career in New York City stand in the way of her lifelong dream of becoming a professional writer and it is a gamble that paid off.
Growing up as one of six siblings, Julia Johnston learned to be a keen observer early on. This clearly shows in her multi-award winning debut novel "If Everyone Knew Every Plant and Tree" in which she portrays the life of an oddball teenager, Oliver Campbell with a remarkable amount of insight, empathy and humor.
Author D.L Orton conceived the idea for her epic time travelling novel, Crossing In Time, after a chance encounter with her husband’s ex-girlfriend at a wedding reception.
Music is an important part of author Sophia Elaine Hanson’s life, which is why it also plays a big role in her dark, gritty, dystopian novel, Vinyl. The book is the first in a trilogy and features plenty of twists and turns along with flawed, but very relatable characters.