Misa Rush earned an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a BS from Eastern Michigan University. After building a successful insurance business ... Read full author bio >
"Rush’s chick-lit novel delivers an emotional if sometimes melodramatic journey that fans of the genre will appreciate, especially young-adult readers."
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."
As an author, Melissa Jo Peltier has had five New York Times bestsellers as co-writer with TV's "Dog Whisperer," Cesar Millan. She also co-authored "The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide ... Read full author bio >
"In this smart, funny, insightful novel, reality TV becomes all too real...Peltier examines the Hollywood world of writers, producers, rich kids, actors, wannabes and con men with a keen and often compassionate eye."
Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route ... Read full author bio >
A.J. Knauss practices emergency medicine under a slightly different name. From now until the end of her current army deployment she will donate all proceeds from ROOM FOUR sales ... Read full author bio >
"Witty and engaging, this short novel will provide readers a dose of hilarity and a quick cure for the workaday blues."
Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Louisiana State University. He has published stories and essays in Newsday, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Progressive, The ... Read full author bio >
"an irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church....Throughout his musings on sin and forgiveness, Townsend beautifully demonstrates his characters' internal, perhaps irreconcilable struggles....Rather than anger and disdain, he offers an honest portrayal of people searching for meaning and community in their lives, regardless of their life choices or secrets."
Elizabeth Zinn grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and the University of Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. After a career in music she spent eight years ... Read full author bio >
"The author’s love for Arizona is immersed in her lyrical writing, as the impact of environment on family is threaded wonderfully into various plotlines...Zinn’s characterization is purposeful, deep and rich... An eloquent, refreshing perspective of the struggles faced by those living along the Mexican border."
Acclaimed author Susan Gabriel grew up in the archetypal American South, playing in the shade of mimosa trees and catching lightning bugs as the heat waned on long summer evenings ... Read full author bio >
"Sharp-witted, strong, curious and distrustful of authority figures not living up to her standards—including God—Louisa May [Wildflower] immerses us in her world with astute observations and wonderfully turned phrases, with nary a cliché to be found. She could be an adolescent Scout Finch....A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read.”"
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)"
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Deborah Henry attended American College in Paris and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a minor in French language and literature. She received her ... Read full author bio >
"Henry weaves multilayered themes of prejudice, corruption and redemption with an authentic voice and swift, seamless dialogue. Her prose is engaging, and light poetic touches add immediacy. Echoing the painful lessons of the Jewish Holocaust, Henry’s tale reveals what happens when good people remain silent.
A powerful saga of love and survival."
Chris Mendius grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He earned a BSME from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from University of Chicago. After college, he moved to Chicago ... Read full author bio >
"Mendius’ prose is colorful and evocative but suffused with irony, hangdog humor and muted pathos; he makes a lurid subculture both raucously entertaining and profoundly real.
A superb tale of the druggie lifestyle, by a writer with talent to burn."
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