Erec Stebbins is a biomedical researcher who writes novels in a variety of genres, focusing on thrillers and science fiction. His work has consistently been praised for its action and ... Read full author bio >
"Stebbins does an exceptional job...A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love."
Before The Telegraph (October 2014) and The Independent (January 2015) discovered the appeal of Suburban Noir fiction, I took to categorizing my novels under that banner because my work doesn ... Read full author bio >
"Featuring men and women who are as complex as they are familiar ... the nuanced and believable story paints its picture in striking colors."
Basil Lawrence was born in South Africa. He read English Literature at university in Johannesburg before moving to England, where he earned an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University ... Read full author bio >
"A restaurateur takes desperate measures in Lawrence’s delectably dark debut novel.
The show must go on and does, with deliciously droll scenes . . . wickedly comical moments . . . snappy dialogue . . . The tone is surprisingly light, like an airy soufflé"
Emma Gates was born in New York and spent her childhood in England. She earned a BA in Spanish/Latin American Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and an MBA with ... Read full author bio >
"Walking to Israel:
A historical novel in which an abused young girl finds the strength to stand up for herself.
Gates...skillfully shows how abuse can go unnoticed, even by those closest to the victim... Midcentury London comes to life ...Even characters who behave badly are sympathetic at times, including Althea and even Rory, particularly when his own history of abuse is revealed. But the smart, funny and wounded Lottie remains the story's heart and soul. A troubling but perhaps necessary portrait of abuse handled with grace and sensitivity."
Andrew Voelker received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University (Oxford, OH). He was a member of Chicago’s The Writer’s Loft from 2007-2010 where he ... Read full author bio >
"An exciting, elegant novel that uses painful realities to create a powerful tale about the nature of relationships."
Randy Thornhorn is the teller of many tender and eerie tales, including this one. Most of Mr. Thornhorn's stories occur in a displaced world, a fable-infested Southern region some ... Read full author bio >
"An unnerving literary experience. Thornhorn’s masterful use of dialect, rich description, and immersive use of atmospherics ... the author’s darkly lyrical voice comes alive on the page ... Like the lovechild of William Faulkner and H.P. Lovecraft, Thornhorn, with his unique narrative style and twisted insight into southern life, makes this novel unforgettable."
Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She's been parentally challenged ... Read full author bio >
"A quick, lighthearted romp through the joys of motherhood as told by a real, honest and very funny mom."
Susan Wittig Albert is the author of 50+ books for adults and 60+ for young readers. She writes historical fiction (A WILDER ROSE); contemporary mysteries (the China Bayles series); historical ... Read full author bio >
"This pitch-perfect novel reimagines the life of Rose Wilder Lane...a nuanced, moving and resonant novel about fraught mother-daughter relationships, family obligation and the ways we both inherit and reject the values of our parents. The book also offers insightful, timely commentary on what it means to be a career writer. With all of the charm of the Little House series--and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview--Albert's novel is an absolute pleasure."
C. Scoushe Rosa is a retired New York City teacher who has always had an interest in storytelling that started from listening to her relatives' entertaining Puerto Rican folktales or ... Read full author bio >
Cady Elizabeth “Betsy” Arnold is a Social Worker who believes in the healing power of narrative. In addition, she believes in the beauty of the world, and the meaning to ... Read full author bio >
"It’s to Arnold’s credit that she delivers a page-turner despite the fact that readers know the eventual outcome. The themes of tenderness and loss that Arnold developed in the previous novel are refreshed here; for example, when Faith’s mother is buried at sea, Faith tells readers, “Long after she passed from my sight, I clung to the rail searching the waves, adrift in my sorrow.”"
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