In June 1999, writer, director and producer David S. Goyer came across my first novel ZIGZAG in a Pasadena bookstore. Exactly 10 years after I left my one and only ... Read full author bio >
"Briskly told and well-drawn, this legal thriller (THE RULES OF ACTION) does what many courtroom-based novels and television shows do not: It stays true to the actual practice of trial law… A fast-paced tale of justice in action and a remarkably accurate portrait of a trial lawyer’s daily grind… Prospective law students are frequently encouraged to read law-student memoirs or legal hornbooks, but for a realistic view of litigation and a great deal more action, they’d do well to add this legal thriller to their reading list."
My short stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies and have won numerous awards including a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. I’m the author ... Read full author bio >
"A heartfelt, captivating read, packed with familial politics and strife."
Frank Hughes is a New York native. He attended Fordham University in the Bronx and served in the United States Navy. He has traveled extensively in Europe, North America, and ... Read full author bio >
"This action-packed thrill ride, reminiscent of Ian Fleming and Nelson DeMille, will satisfy the most demanding literary adrenaline junkie."
Alison grew up on the mean streets of Wooster, Ohio, where the largest minority was Amish. She graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in creative writing and journalism. “All ... Read full author bio >
Jennifer Moss was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate of Northwestern University. After graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she started her career in computer ... Read full author bio >
"Dashes of humor balance the darker moments in the engaging whodunit, which will leave readers guessing until the end."
Ian Greenham was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from law school and worked in one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms before joining the country’s ... Read full author bio >
"With scheming scientists, abductions and romance, this globe-trotting … thriller has something for everyone.
Early one evening in … a quiet French village near the Atlantic coast, a retired nuclear power worker (and amateur fisherman) named Claude Moreau … disappears while cycling home. When he’s discovered the next morning, he has no memory of where he’s been, but he has a hypodermic mark in his left shoulder, a sedative in his blood and a puncture in one of his veins. Unbeknownst to the fisherman, it was a casual conversation he’d had months before with a doctor specializing in nuclear medicine that placed him in the middle of an international race to perfect an anti-radiation medication. ... The possibility of a naturally occurring protein that could protect humans from radiation sets the novel’s main events in motion. Greenham takes the reader around the world as his characters endure abductions, fall in love and conduct scientific research. Will the French or the Americans be the first to develop a medication that can protect humans from radiation? The suspenseful opening scene … draws readers in, making them concerned for Moreau’s fate. Greenham also has a knack for weaving complex scientific and legal information into the narrative.
A smart, timely thriller …"
Qwantu Amaru has been writing since the age of 11. An avid reader, he has always aspired to write suspenseful page turners and socially significant literature like those of his ... Read full author bio >
"One Blood is a gutsy book that blazes trails, plotted at breakneck speed that won't let up."
Born in London, Vic Tanner Davy now lives in the Channel Islands. When not working in an office crunching numbers, Vic is a writer of L.G.B.T. and ... Read full author bio >
"BLACK ART: Davy’s neonoir mystery follows a transgendered (female to male) man investigating the disappearance of a famous actress’ grandmother during World War II... Davy’s personal experience with gender reassignment comes through in the dignity and grace with which he matter-of-factly depicts his protagonist’s own experiences of gender reassignment. It’s rare to find a novel... with such a fully fleshed-out, distinctive protagonist at the center... An extremely satisfying read, as thrilling as it is humane.
A VERY CIVIL WEDDING: The author writes confidently with an insider’s grasp of the abstruse conventions of the Church of England, the royal family and British politics... Not all princesses seek handsome princes in fairy tales; sometimes they want to wed valiant and beautiful women as in this twist on the happily-ever-after tale."
Eric Coyote was born hours before President Kennedy's assassination and grew up northwest of Chicago. He attended college at Indiana University, then migrated to Southern California, where he earned ... Read full author bio >
"An unshakable noir with a protagonist learning along the way, but beyond the more overt genre traits is a rewarding story of a man's unconditional love for his faithful companion."
Paul Murphy grew up in the Canadian city of Kingston, Ontario, which sits on Lake Ontario about halfway between Montreal and Toronto. He has lived in the Greater Toronto Area ... Read full author bio >
"Murphy delivers scenes full of confident dialogue and witty prose ... Murphy’s style is contagious and, with it, he effectively brings his characters to life."
Susan Taylor Chehak is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and the author of several novels, including The Great Disappointment, Smithereens, The Story of Annie D., and ... Read full author bio >
"The turns these stories take, structurally and emotionally, prove that Chehak is not only a daring literary artisan, but a connoisseur of human frailty. An acerbic, stirring collection from a master of the craft."
Thank you! You’ll get the first email of recommendations from our critics within a week!
Bummer. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
Subscribe to Pro Connect
Be the first to discover new talent!
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.