Tony Taylor spent a long career navigating NASA spacecraft—including Voyager, Cassini, Mars Polar Lander, Galileo, and MESSENGER—to every planet in the solar system. He graduated from the U ... Read full author bio >
"The Darkest Side of Saturn (Summer 2014): A satire; a romance; a disaster epic; a treatise on science, religion, bureaucracy and hysteria; a coming-of-age tale; a meditation on messianic savior versus unbalanced fanatic; and the story of man’s obsession with space, alternate realities and doomsday prophecies. . . . Expansive brilliance . . . A wild ride . . . mind-boggling at the end."
Welcome Cole is an author of contemporary fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. He has two published books and three more prepared for release, including all three volumes ... Read full author bio >
"Cole’s tale of impossible redemption is, sentence for sentence, a textural feast. Fabulous lines like, “He collected friends the way a lumberjack collected trees...[they] only complicated his plans,” pop on every page. Equally marvelous is his dialogue; Clarence tells Henry, “You like the drama because it makes you feel important, gives you a sense of purpose, a reason for not being dead.” Readers will savor Cole’s narrative as it unfolds across a series of conversations that are by turns probing, poignant and hilarious."
Mary “Peetie” Basson serves as a Docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum that houses the largest collection of paintings by Gabriele Münter in North America. A gift of Mrs. Harry ... Read full author bio >
"Basson’s debut novel, a work of historical fiction, tells a poignant story of saving works of art from destruction . . . . Ella is forced to make a decision that is both deeply personal and historically consequential. Her dilemma, her struggles and her creativity form the basis of a quietly stunning true story . . . an evocative study of artistic beliefs and the creative minds that form them. . . . A steadily thoughtful exploration of artistry, loyalty and choice."
David Hecker works passionately at his second career: creative writing. He publishes in several genres, including book and artist event reviews, travel logs, poetry, and most recently memoir and historical ... Read full author bio >
"Hecker (Full Circle: A Journey in Search of Roots, 2012) makes his fiction debut with the story of George Schwartz, a by-the-book immigration judge who changes his approach to life and work after learning about his ancestors' struggles with deportation."
Yasser S. Hassan was raised in Paris, where he received his French Baccalauréat in science before traveling to Canada to obtain his bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering from McGill ... Read full author bio >
John Medler is the author of two fiction thrillers. The first book, Quatrain (2011), concerns the search for the lost prophecies of Nostradamus, and the effort to use those prophecies ... Read full author bio >
"Desire to learn how all the pieces of this excellently-crafted puzzle fit together is what ultimately keeps readers breezing through to its satisfying conclusion. An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel...."
Taylor A. Stannard holds a Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Her short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including Blue Penny Quarterly, Cyprus ... Read full author bio >
"...a beautifully rendered patchwork of interesting lives.The myriad, always entertaining subplots examine why people cling so fearfully to the past...and how they can start anew when opportunities for happiness have been lost...A highly readable, authentic Southern story."
Miki Knezevic writes both non-fiction and fiction. For many years, she has written English as a Second Language(ESL) textbooks for McGraw-Hill, plus articles for magazines and newspapers. Recently, she ... Read full author bio >
"Knezevic's characters are full of life, and the pages of her novel brim with crisp dialogue that conveys the deep emotional burdens of a family struggling to survive. Details such as fashion and food bring the past to life, and Knezevic spends time describing both the beauty and destruction of Desa's surroundings. Her descriptions of cafe lattes and flaky croissants might leave readers hungering for a trip to Paris, while the chaos that springs from the bombings of Belgrade paint an honest portrait of the horrors of war."
John H. Matthews' work has appeared in anthologies and several literary magazines. He lives near Chicago with his wife and their American bulldog. This is where he writes, plays bass ... Read full author bio >
"Matthews’ marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark."
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