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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 >
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 >
"A superb tale of the druggie lifestyle, by a writer with talent to burn."
'Chasing Squirrels in Retrospect' is semi-autobiographical, which is quite embarrassing really - if you've read the book then you'll understand.
Born in 1979, Stephanie Lawless is originally from Widnes ... Read full author bio >
"This novel is apparently inspired by the chick-lit genre, but it’s heavier on humor and lighter on drinking and promiscuity. Georgia’s story, told in the first person, is almost always humorous, except when circumstances turn heartbreaking"
Born in Cambridge, England in 1950. Ed's father was University Printer there. His mother had been a Gaumont-British baby star (at 19 she had a bit part in Hitchcock ... Read full author bio >
"“A family deals with a sleepy Northern town’s secrets in this enjoyably energetic romp.” – Kirkus Review for Bad Days in Broadacre.
“Rich with world history and a burning central question, the story provides an array of real-life characters and fascinating locations.” – Kirkus Review for The Black Carriage."
Jack Tucker was born in New York State in the mid-1950s. He joined the Foreign Service in 1980 and served as a reporting officer at US Embassies and Consulates in ... Read full author bio >
"These tales about life abroad offer colorful descriptions of faraway lands as seen through the lens of an American diplomat. But the author, ever the careful observer, proves to be most interested in the fascinating characters he met in these locales. In taut prose, he describes his colleagues, their inner worlds, their torments, and their domestic strife to reveal the layered complexity of their lives. In each far-flung post, he encountered people who intrigued him, including women whose self-contradictions and persuasive magnetism exercised a magical yet dangerous allure."
After practicing law for many years, Jim Lively decided it was the appropriate time to pursue his true passion as a writer and contemporary visual artist. Jim just received the ... Read full author bio >
"Stories of animal-human bonding are not uncommon, but what sets Lively’s (The Puzzle Aesthetic, 2012) novella apart is the fact that the story is told from the point of view of a dog. When readers first meet the story’s protagonist, a Weimaraner, she is on a hospital bed being treated for injuries from an accident she can’t remember. As her mind clears, she realizes that she has no recollection of anything from her previous life, not even her name. But she becomes ever more certain that she “must be of aristocratic stock,”"
Madeleyn Questman studied psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to receive a PhD in personality and social theory. Her research focused primarily on individual interactions ... Read full author bio >
"A provocative thesis that develops into a riveting dissertation on true love."
Within the pages of The Triumph of Water Lily, Ify Osammor has been thorough in her narrative, indicative of much research and diligence. I praise her for this excellent piece ... Read full author bio >
"Osammor’s book provides a snapshot of a woman’s life in Nigeria. Her use of accented English and her rich descriptions of the food and clothing of Lagos, Ibadan, and the surrounding regions are transporting. She touches on such cultural topics as war, politics, religion, and journalistic ethics, and also describes a traditional wedding in intimate detail."
Katie Crawford is a 1993 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College. Following graduation, she taught public elementary school for over eight years until the birth of her first son ... Read full author bio >
"The author knows the human heart to a scary extent. This is a remarkable debut, and readers should look forward to Crawford's next work."
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