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."
Jo Greenwood has worked as a teacher in public and private schools for more than twenty years. In addition to an undergraduate degree in elementary education, she has earned master ... Read full author bio >
"First-time novelist Greenwood has created an appealing world that has elements of a cozy as well as the small-town charm and spirituality found in Jan Karon’s Mitford series. Keith’s home life proves to be quite dark and disturbing, which lends a somewhat jarring undertone to this largely folksy narrative. Greenwood addresses this issue squarely, providing several beautifully written, touching scenes that point the way, as do sprinklings of excerpts from prayers and hymns, to this planned series’ focus on redemption, hope and light. Overall, a skillful debut.
An accomplished launch of a promising new spirituality- focused small-town series."
You can visit Karen Ann Hopkins at her website: www.karenannhopkins.com.
Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of ... Read full author bio >
"An impending apocalypse provides a compelling backdrop for romance in this page-turning first installment of a new YA series. Hopkins (Lamb to the Slaughter, 2014, etc.) expertly weaves her plotlines together in this compulsively readable teen romance story…Hopkins delivers many successful elements of young-adult romance—appealing lead characters, high-voltage chemistry, repressed sexuality—which will win her ardent followers. A paranormal YA tale that’s highly recommended for fans of the Twilight series; move over, Bella and Edward, there’s a new set of kids on the block."
Forrest Carr is a veteran TV news professional with 34 years of experience in broadcast journalism. He started as a radio reporter then moved into newscast producing before becoming a ... Read full author bio >
"Carr employs jet-black humor reminiscent of Vonnegut.... A truly unconventional ending makes for a worthy trip."
Kevin E. Hatt is a registered anaesthetic and recovery practitioner with many years of experience. His love of writing began at school, and carried on in to his twenties, when ... Read full author bio >
". . . an exceptional novel and worthy series opener."
Asher’s work, affectionately self-proclaimed as “indie-pop-fiction,” strides to be fiercely entertaining without sacrificing depth of character or originality of story. The ultimate goal is a collection of shifty, fast ... Read full author bio >
"Asher has a great voice for crime fiction; hopefully he'll use it frequently."
Tim Selvadurai was born in Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka). He was educated in his own country and in England. Selvadurai worked for twenty-five years in the United Nations with ... Read full author bio >
"Selvadurai confidently leads readers through a few blind alleys and left turns, tosses a red herring into the mix and ultimately reaches a satisfying conclusion.' '....................its ability to evoke a time and place, the period language and excessive formality ....provide a charm and ambiance."
Morgan Parker is the pen name of a shy, yet extroverted, author. His recently published romantic mystery, Surviving Goodbye, was released in August 2014 and recently ranked as high as ... Read full author bio >
"Parker (Sick Day, 2014, etc.) is a more than competent writer in many ways: He structures his story well, his characters are distinctive, and his dialogue lively."
Dr. Kathleen Sales is a retired psychiatrist. She grew up in Michigan where she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1967 with Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi ... Read full author bio >
". . . Sales’ debut is an excellent novel that explores the many intricate emotions that constitute a family dynamic, particularly how
those emotions can provide salvation, isolation or sometimes both . . . An emotionally honest, thoughtful novel about families whose
superpowers involve coping with the everyday."
Sala Deib's work in Canada and overseas has earned him several awards for engineering excellence and innovations. A member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British ... Read full author bio >
"The author creates a neat, unique fantasy setup —
The text frequently shines with simple metaphors that book lovers will understand quite well: “Angela devoured each word and each page like parched soil receiving heavy rains.”
Magical realism spurs on this solid debut."
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