A Southern gal at heart, author Jerri Hines is fascinated with history, especially the American Revolution. This shows in her work and inspired her to write the bestselling Winds of Betrayal, Winds of Change and Southern Legacy series. As our author of the day, Hines reveals some interesting aspects of her research for the books, talks about what shaped America and her journey as an author.
Growing up, Kat Ross has always been a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Inspired by Doyle's books and her love for the unexplained, she weaved a mystery series of her own. Set against the backdrop of a gritty 1888 New York, Book 1: The Daemoniac, is a book that keeps readers at the edge of their seats until the very last page. As our author of the day, Ross chats about her fascination with Doyle, everything Victorian and how she combats procrastination.
Tammy L. Bailey managed to write her debut novel while juggling a full time job, husband and children. Although finding time to write is a challenge for her, she certainly doesn't have any shortage of good ideas or determination. As our author of the day she fills us in about the writers who inspire her, how her years in the army influenced her as a person and writer, as well as what we can expect from her next.
Bestselling author, Craig DiLouie, has a knack for drawing you into a story and making you really experience it firsthand. His Crash Drive series is no exception, and puts readers aboard a submarine, fighting battles in World War 2. As our author of the day, DiLouie reveals how he paged through submarine manuals in order to make the book as realistic as possible, why he made the leap from horror to history and talks about his journey as an author.
Besides writing great romance novels, Serenity Woods enjoys juggling, archaeology and celebrating Christmas next to the pool. She lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her husband and teenage son and likes to write books about everyday people, with the issues that affect them. As our author of the day, Woods talks about her Christmas Boxset, Three Wise Men, why she is not a fan of alpha males and reveals what readers can expect from her pen next.
Elin Barnes has done many different things in her life, like being a flight instructor, working for a criminal appeals lawyer and working for many big name technology companies in Silicon Valley (Microsoft, Google etc.). But the one thing that she never thought would actually happen is to write (and finish) a book. Her debut novel, Justification for Murder, has, in the meantime, earned rave reviews and grown into a series. As our author of the day, Barnes reveals why she picked Silicon Valley as the backdrop, her inspiration behind writing a biomedical thriller and how she went for ride-alongs with the San Jose Police Department.
When L.L. Collins isn't wrangling 25 preteens during her day job as a teacher, she writes heartfelt, emotionally charged romance novels. Books in which the heroes are not always alpha males and the heroines everything but perfect. In her book, Snared, Collins also addresses tough subjects such as mental health and foster care. As our author of the day Collins reveals why she chose to write about a shy rock star, her own experience with foster care and talks about her journey as an author.
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.