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"
Maija Rhee Devine, a Korean-born writer and survivor of the Korean War, whose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, North American Review, and The Kenyon ... Read full author bio >
"Devine's prose richly describes everyday life in 1950s Korea, and the war effectively parallels the battle ragng in the family home . . . . It's a relistic sketch of a Korea that few Westerners have seen, . . . depicting a patriarchal society that limits women's choices, . . . Each of their stories is rich with emotion, and their problems give the novel depth and complexity. . . . achingly beautiful . . . . A complex, uniquely Korean love story that shouldn't be missed."
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."
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