An award-winning author and editor, Ralph Reynolds has published fiction and
non-fiction books. He has written widely about sports, nature, economics and agriculture. His writing has appeared in periodicals ranging ... Read full author bio >
"The Old West is a mother lode of colorful nonfiction, truth often obscured by layers of myth. Reynolds taps a particularly rich vein of lore in his riveting recap of “what has become the greatest, most vexing, and persistent lost-mine tradition of North American history.” While (Reynolds) hasn’t found the mother lode from which the placer deposits came, he’s struck gold with his tale of “blood and guts, hope and hardship, dust and disappointment."
J. Matthew Nespoli is a writer living in Seal Beach with his wife and two young sons. By day, he is a Physical Therapist and runs his own practice in ... Read full author bio >
"The author’s absurdist knack for overstatement makes some of the most offensive jokes and juvenile gags forgivable and even endearing. Underneath the frivolity are a remarkable sincerity and the trustworthy, progressive voice of experience. He offers new dads legitimate tips and advice, as well as commiseration about mistakes, sacrifices and morbid thoughts... This memoir could have been the male equivalent to What to Expect When You’re Expecting."
Born in Serbia, Milena Banks has lived in China, Japan and the UK, and has experienced the fascinating nuances of multiculturalism: how the perspective of race, politics, manners, and gender ... Read full author bio >
"A spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first time author on the map."
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."
John C. Beck is President of the North Star Leadership Group and Senior Research Fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future. Previously, he founded Hult Labs, and served ... Read full author bio >
"An eye-opening, even-keeled theory offering hope to those who disagree...Due to Beck’s conversational writing style, the concepts are made easy to understand without becoming too simplistic. Rather than offering tired analysis of the current trend toward deep polarization, he offers plausible, practicable steps toward a solution that requires little more than a fresh perspective and a willingness to try something new."
Sarah Rodriguez Pratt grew up in McAllen, Texas. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, and a Master's degree in Information Science with a specialization ... Read full author bio >
"A well-written, intelligent, exciting choice for readers looking to get hooked on a new fantasy series."
During the years of wifing, mothering, teaching, counseling, friending and cleaning house, writing buffered the layers of Jo Barney’s days. Retired, she still cleans the house and wifes, but ... Read full author bio >
"A gripping book with compelling characters who don't want your pity."
Will Ludwigsen's fiction has appeared in magazines such as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, and many others, as well as in ... Read full author bio >
"[R]ealism that’s mordantly funny and matter-of-fact but glimmering with whimsy and horror that leaks around the edges."
Roberto Moulun, M.D., (1924-2013) was a master storyteller who became a prizewinning author for his magical realism in the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His novella "The Iguana Speaks ... Read full author bio >
"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Michael Mears is a trial lawyer who started out as a big city prosecutor and then "graduated" to the civil arena with a concentration in business litigation. Before retiring early ... Read full author bio >
Alison grew up on the mean streets of Wooster, Ohio, where the largest minority was Amish. She graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in creative writing and journalism. “All ... Read full author bio >
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