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Interview with Author KL Nappier

Well, after lo these many years, the terms “cross genre” and “independent” have come to describe a lot of writers that are difficult to pigeon hole. I’m proud to be counted among these authors, even if most book stores don’t quite know what to do with me. If readers like my work, they have to ask their favorite store for my titles, since most shops don’t consider my novels “book shelf friendly.” Like many cross genre writers, I write stories that fit multiple categories at once. But I’d say my style generally runs to thrillers, mysteries, romance and the metaphysical. My themes explore the way we work our way through the dark side into the light.

I never let a theme get in the way of a good story, though.

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write fo...

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Interview With Author Adina Rishe Gewirtz:

Author Mini-Bio for Adina Rishe Gewirtz

I’ve always had a passion for stories, and I’ve wanted to write my own since I was in the seventh grade. But it wasn’t until I got to college that I realized I also had a passion for the way stories are put together – the craft of writing, and especially the structure that makes stories work. There, I majored in Journalism and had the good fortune to study with some brilliant writers, one of whom, Jon Franklin, focused my attention on the structure that lies under every great piece of fiction.

When I got out of school, I began freelancing and doing some writing teaching. I found out that even people who have to write for school or work can use a system that teaches them how to build a piece of writing from the ground up...

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Author Interview: R. Leigh

Author Mini-Bio: R. Leigh

Author R. Leigh is a mystery to local neighbors, appearing enigmatic and ageless, and wearing an ever present red crystal pendant. Some have guessed this author’s secret other-worldly origin, speculating that the tales of Asharra might somehow be true. Outskirts Press does not confirm this and will not comment on rumors that the manuscript for this novel appeared in their offices out of nowhere.

Author Interview:

To start, why not tell us a little bit about your book/s?

R. Leigh: My first novel (now out of print) was a Science Fiction story, called 3 Passports to Paradise. It was brief (only 178 pages) and was a double murder mystery set against interstellar terraforming corporations and multiple genetically enhanced societies...

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Author Interview: Andrew Jalbert

Author Mini-Bio Andrew Jalbert

Although I was born, raised, and currently reside in Madison, Wisconsin, I’ve spent the last 15 years working on dive boats, jumping around the Caribbean and writing for scuba and travel magazines. If I’m not writing about tropical subjects, I’m usually photographing them, both above and below the water. If you’re interested in the tropics or just want to stop by and say hello, please feel free to visit me at:

Between trips to the warmer latitudes, I work as an archaeological consultant in the Great Lakes region. Exploration of any kind seems to be in my blood and I enjoy few things as much as traveling to a location I’ve never visited. I was recently married for the first time aboard a sailboat off of Key West...

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Author Interview: Bonnie Cuzzolino

Award winning author Bonnie Cuzzolino and her family live in New Jersey. Bonnie and her husband Ray are the parents to a beautiful daughter adopted from Hubei, China in November of 2001 at 12 months old. She and her husband are now waiting for a referral for their second daughter from China through Holt International Children’s Services. Bonnie has had a lifelong passion to write children’s books. This book is her first and is dedicated to her daughter, Jillian Mei.

Bonnie is a 48 year old stay at home mom who enjoys writing, reading, the arts, crafts and traveling.

Bonnie has been to China, England and various US states. She found both countries fascinating and plans more trips in the future. To see this beautiful world that God made is a privilege one should not take for granted.


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Author Interview: Tristi Pinkston

Author Mini-Bio Tristi Pinkston:

I’m a stay-at-home mom, homeschooler, media reviewer, Cub Scout volunteer, editor, and LDS historical fiction author. My house isn’t clean and we only have real meals about once a day, but there are some things that must be sacrificed in order to accommodate others, and my kids make themselves a pretty mean sandwich. As long as they all have clean underwear, I’m good with that.

I love to read, watch good movies, and take long naps. I’m a regular presenter at the LDStorymakers Writers Conference and have also presented for the League of Utah Writers and the American Night Writers Association. I do most of my writing late at night, which means I have peace and quiet, but not a lot of sleep. It’s a crazy life, but it’s mine and I love it.

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Author Interview: DH Brown

Author Mini-bio: D.H. Brown
Hello Michy. Good to talk to you.

Well, I live pretty deep in the Pacific Northwest Rainforest with all kinds of critters besides my wife who is a writer also. We have bear, deer, elk and cougar come through the yard on a fairly often, plus all the coons, squirrels, chipmunks, jays and assorted other vermin we feed on a regular basis. Got a few neighbors around, none with shouting distance and it’s 18 miles to the mail box.

I been fortunate to have lived a varied life that’s ranged from soldier to day labor, professional guide, homesteader, restaurateur to writer. I’ve been writing for years, starting way back during my Army years and before. Mostly nonprofit communications, even tried my hand at movies...

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Author Interview: Joel Richardson

Joel Richardson Mini-biography:

I am the author of Antichrist: Islam’s Awaited Messiah, a bestselling comparative analysis of Biblical and Islamic Eschatology. In the early 90’s, I lived and worked in the Middle East. I’ve also been involved in Christian-Muslim interfaith dialogue for several years. Due to death threats to my life and the life of my family, I use a pen-name whenever I write or speak on the themes of radical Islam. I also travel, giving lectures and seminars on issues such as the threat of radical Islam, Islamic apocalyptic belief and human rights.

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Joel Richardson: I work ful...

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Author Interview: Michaela Riley

Michaela Riley was born in 1960 and grew up in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia in a town that borders the Ohio River and is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

As a child Riley would spend most of her time reading every book she could carry home from the school library. She admits, “Being a writer was a fairytale for some else’s life. Then I found a story that needed to be told.”

During her college years and after completion of her active duty tour during the Gulf War, she supported herself in a variety of healthcare positions. She plans on retiring from the Army Reserves this year and smiles as she says, “It was the best job and career I have ever had. I love my country.”

Nearly twenty six years later Riley has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a M...

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Author Interview: Charlie Hills

Author Bio Charlie Hills,
author of Why Your Last Diet Failed You

Charlie Hills has been working on an epic fantasy novel like no other for the past fifteen years. And now, after years and years of research, hard work, and completely wearing out two thesauruses, he spits out this completely different book which has nothing to do with his primary writing passion: a book about dieting. After all, what the world needs is another dang diet book.

As far as the epic fantasy novel goes, he’s currently working on his second paragraph.

Author Interview:

Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Charlie Hills: By day I’m a software developer. And I’ve been doing that, oh, just about every day for the past twenty years...

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