Diane Owens Prettyman is the author of two novels: the Pacific Northwest Manuscript Contest winner Thin Places, and Redesigning Emma which won the Colorado Romance Writers Heart of the Rockies ... Read full author bio >
"...the dialogue between Chloe and Finn rings true. Their story is refreshingly free of the sort of trumped-up incidents that often throw male and female leads together, and Prettyman intriguingly finds resonance in the fact that Chloe and Finn each harbor secrets. ...engaging romance/mystery with a hint of the otherworldly."
Paula Duncan McDonald was born in Wink, Texas, a few miles from Reeves County where her novel takes place. She draws on personal knowledge as well as solid historical research ... Read full author bio >
"Impeccably researched . . . . McDonald depicts the lonely, arid West Texas landscape with an evocative, spare touch . . . . realistic, nuanced characters . . . .
striking . . . historical fiction that chronicles a difficult period in American history."
Aaron D. Cohen was a journalist in Las Vegas for many years. During that time, he met alleged murderers, casino CEOs, prostitutes, cops, lawyers, strippers and other colorful denizens of ... Read full author bio >
"Cohen’s debut, a reimagining of Star Wars set in the underworld of Las Vegas, is a page-turning adventure full of allusions for fans of the movie series.'
'Cohen’s writing is crisp, and his dialogue snappy. Seeing elements of the classic space adventure adapted to Sin City is often hilariously entertaining.'
'While the plot begins to slow toward the end, Cohen’s writing holds the tension, while also preparing for possible sequels."
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: ."
Nicholas Lamar Soutter is a writer and philosopher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He began writing (so to speak) at 4, when he would make books out of construction paper and ... Read full author bio >
"Profound... sure to spark a reaction' and 'scathing, ceaselessly engaging"
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"
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."
Gwyn Parry is Welsh, German, American, and something else or other. He lives, somewhat less grandly than Chesterfield and Carrie, in the Finger Lakes wine country. With The Chesterfield Hours ... Read full author bio >
"...sparkling... Literate, funny, and romantic... The only unsatisfying feature of Parry's debut is that it ends."
Elisabeth M. Lee graduated in History from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked in various fields but her first loves are art and writing. Her writing has appeared ... Read full author bio >
"An illuminating look at an influential artistic period, which may well inspire readers to pick up their own pen or paintbrush."
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