Elizabeth Zinn grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and the University of Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. After a career in music she spent eight years ... Read full author bio >
"The author’s love for Arizona is immersed in her lyrical writing, as the impact of environment on family is threaded wonderfully into various plotlines...Zinn’s characterization is purposeful, deep and rich... An eloquent, refreshing perspective of the struggles faced by those living along the Mexican border."
Shannon Bradley-Colleary’s writing career began in 1998 when she sold her original feature, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," to Warner Brothers Studios for Mark Canton and Jeff Robinov.
Shannon ... Read full author bio >
"Debut author Bradley-Colleary chronicles 40 weeks of pregnancy in this irreverent account ... her humor and warmth flow seamlessly from conception to birth in this well-written, snappy read. A hysterical account of pregnancy that will resonate with readers who've been through it before."
Winston Aarons was born in Jamaica. He lived in New York for several years before moving to Florida. He received his MFA degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New ... Read full author bio >
"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession. - Kirkus Reviews"
John Paul Godges is editor-in-chief of RAND Review, the flagship magazine of the RAND Corporation, one of the world’s most prestigious research institutions. In the 1990s, he was editor ... Read full author bio >
"A satisfying, well-crafted reminder of how one family’s story can encapsulate the cultural history of America as a whole."
Rick Lenz is a veteran Broadway, television and film actor who first came to national attention when he repeated his Broadway role in "Cactus Flower," in the film version—opposite ... Read full author bio >
"Lenz's mesmerizing, multifaceted debut novel is both an intriguing time-travel/past-life adventure and a subtle homage to Marilyn Monroe.'--'Kirkus Reviews' (starred review)."
Richard Sharp is a member of the "Silent Generation," the subject of his contemporary novel, "The Duke Don’t Dance". Born in the early 1940s into a farming family in ... Read full author bio >
"Sharp’s debut is a frame narrative of impressive scope and quality. Between the visitation and interment of Frank Miller, an omniscient narrator defines the role of seven individuals in Frank’s life. In 22 well-paced, retrospective chapters—beginning in 1960 and continuing at intervals to 2010—readers will come to know and relate to these characters. (The script for The Big Chill is strikingly similar, if not as thematically rich.) Stylistically, the novel unfolds by means of colorful dialogue and pungent observations typical of Henry James... Sharp’s astute commentary guides the reader through motivations not otherwise apparent. some readers may find the novel’s irreverence on par with Joseph Heller’s... A novel too good to be ignored."
Erica Ferencik is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter with a BA in Painting and an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University.
Her novel, "Repeaters," was published to rave reviews ... Read full author bio >
"(A) petrifying tale of a chain of reincarnations that can only be broken by finding true love.
More than a battle of good and evil, (the) story is rich with layers, well-developed characters, and moments of gruesomeness and tenderness. The loveless malice contrasts sharply with characters—some Repeaters, some not—who feel love so deeply that they seem to glow from it on the page.
With prose so poetic, it’s easy to forget this is a horror story: ."
Sergio Troncoso was born in El Paso, Texas and now lives in New York City. After graduating from Harvard College, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and studied international ... Read full author bio >
"Troncoso is clearly adept at his craft, telling a story filled with rich language and the realities of family life....Troncoso’s novel is an engaging literary achievement. ---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Jeri Parker grew up scrambling along riverbanks and forest paths in Idaho. She spent summers at her grandparents' sawmill near Yellowstone National Park. If it rained, she and her cousins ... Read full author bio >
"With her rich, poetic prose that skillfully articulates nuanced emotions and thoughts, Parker does full justice to her friend's memory. Her book transcends the ubiquitous 'me' and 'I' of memoir and hovers on the brink of being a compassionate cautionary tale: love as well as you can, look beyond the surface, appreciate your gifts and others', listen and learn."
I'm a native Californian, and I live on the edge of a redwood forest with my husband and assorted cats. I'm down to one at the moment, but ... Read full author bio >
"McKenzie pens a swampy middle-grade story full of humor, hauntings, quirky characters and a mystery that continues to develop to the very end... A short, fun story that will excite both young and old imaginations."
Kirk Ward Robinson writes from experience in multiple genres. He has traveled throughout North America and Europe doing historical research, and has lived in every continental American time zone. He ... Read full author bio >
"A classic in the making, this collection of time-traveling sci-fi stories mixes gripping human narratives with provocative scientific speculation"
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