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June 28, 2017

Author Q&A: Daryl Banner

Recently a reader suggested we feature Daryl Banner in our author Q&A series, so our first step was to check out his website. And then we stared for a moment in awe. Books — whole series of them! Original music to accompany it! An offer to compose more work for...

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June 21, 2017

Author Q&A: Linda Smolkin

Right now, it rocks to be Linda Smolkin. An enthusiastic drummer in her spare time (to the sometimes chagrin of her family), Smolkin is now also a published author receiving accolades from amateur and professional reviewers alike. Now that Among the Branded is out and fulfilling Smolkin’s childhood dream of...

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June 14, 2017

Author Q&A: Sariah Wilson

Romance author Sariah Wilson may never have jumped out of a plane or climbed Mount Everest (as she makes clear in her Amazon author bio), but she does have an adventurous spirit. When her editor asked her to take on a project without providing any details, she said yes. And...

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June 9, 2017

Author Q&A: Glynn Stewart

Want to become a full-time writer? Better start buttering up your spouse/partner, if you’ve got one. Sci-fi/fantasy author Glynn Stewart, once upon a time, was among the ranks of adults whose childhood writing mojo had started to fade. His wife nudged him back on track, and his traditional office job...

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May 31, 2017

Author Q&A: Caroline Fardig

Before she could call herself USA Today best-selling author, Caroline Fardig described herself a number of ways: schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom. And even today, she’s not “just” a mystery writer — you’ll find singles that Fardig wrote and performed available for download on...

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May 24, 2017

Author Q&A: Stephanie Erickson

Some of us (OK, this interviewer) wanted to be like Matilda from Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. Others, like paranormal/fantasy author Stephanie Erickson, took different inspiration from the novel. Like the desire to evoke the same emotions that it did, through writing. Years later, Erickson is still writing,...

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May 17, 2017

Author Q&A: William T. Johnstone

The film industry has gotten a bad rap in the past few decades, but if it weren’t for movies, we might not have author William T. Johnstone. Johnstone returned to his childhood love of writing after retiring from the business world, and he credits his lifelong love of cinema with...

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May 9, 2017

Author Q&A: Elliott Baker

You could call author Elliott Baker’s résumé his first novel, and you wouldn’t be exaggerating much. He followed his history degree by working as a swimming instructor in the Catskills, with an import business, on a kibbutz in the Golan Heights during the 1973 war, as an EKG technician, as...

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March 20, 2017

Author Q&A: Ashlyn Chase

The Fussy Librarian aims to please all of her fans. So when one of you asked us to interview romance author Ashlyn Chase, we were happy to oblige — and she was, too! The best-selling and award-winning writer told us, in her own words, what brought her to where she...

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March 7, 2017

Author Q&A: K. Makansi

Some people can’t even remember their dreams the next day. Fortunately, Kristy Makansi isn’t one of them. One particular subconscious vision went on to become the groundwork for a well-received YA dystopian trilogy, which she wrote with her two daughters, Amira and Elena. The three women are thriving on their...

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