All About the Book

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Russell Babcock on unwittingly becoming a "Blind Mule"

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This book describes the pitfalls of international travel and how an individual can unwittingly become a drug smuggler.
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Jonathan Carreau on rhino lizards + killing off (most) life on Earth

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My biggest inspiration was the Fallout series of video games.
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Daniel C. Davis on his quest to love

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"My Quest to Love" begins with a man that realizes he is ready for love.
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Ted Neill on bearing witness to the violent conflicts that take place as a result of religious belief

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Faith, religion, godliness - these things have caused more pain, suffering, and death than all the plagues of history combined
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Ednah Walters on how watching her son navigate his teen years inspired her YA novel

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Most of YA books focus on girls and the hero they meet during this important stage of their lives. I wanted to focus on a young man.
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John Morris on hiking 2,000+ miles up the Eastern side of the US

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I was looking for a way out. Overcome with chronic depression and drinking myself into an early grave - I found I was on the verge of ending my life through alcohol and loneliness.
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Agus Ekanurdi on writing a cookbook about...love

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Solid relationships are built on trust, honesty, and care, and Cook Your Way to Love & Harmony showcases this in a spectacular fashion.
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Chris Patchell on describing a villain's first kill and finding inspiration from Facebook

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"In the Dark" is a story about a mother's love, and the lengths Marissa Rooney will go to, to protect her family.
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Don Fraser on how the founding generation of America was as divided as we are today

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Disagreement is a part of what makes us Americans, and it is as old as the republic itself.
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Pawan Mishra on growing up in a family of storytellers and how it led to "Coinman"

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At the center of the book is the permanent plight of a junior level office worker both at home and at office.
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Denison Hatch on Wall Street, quantitative programming and controlling the world through technology

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"Flash Crash" is an electrifying techno-thriller and heist mystery about a programmer who is blackmailed into writing an algorithm that will intentionally crash the gold market.
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Elaine Russell on what inspired her to write "Martin McMillan and the Sacred Stones"

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A fun and past-paced mystery/adventure that should appeal to both girls and boys, especially reluctant readers.
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Jay J. Falconer asks, would a broke government lie, cheat, and kill its own citizens to maintain order and power?

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Redfall is a speculative dystopian fiction about a sweeping global conspiracy, designed to bring down society and send us back to the Stone Age.
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Kaylin McFarren on her IRDA Winning "Banished Threads"

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A valuable art collection disappears turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths willing to risk their lives to vindicate family members.
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J.G. Zymbalist on "Song of the Oceanides" and the influence of Lost In Space

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Much of the story comes from idea books I've been keeping since childhood when I had a bout with depression.
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David Zindell Tells the Story of Our Generation in "Splendor"

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We are stardust; we are golden; and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden. 

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J. Paul Devlin talks about the life of a conflicted gay teenager in "A Passing Phase"

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I was inspired to write the book after repeatedly hearing in the news about teens killing themselves because they couldn’t cope with being gay.
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Rod Bremer on allowing methods of educating to catch up to our brain’s learning capacity

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I wanted to distill into an easy-to-follow procedure the elements necessary for optimal learning.
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Patrick Jones on his IRDA Winning "Hector’s Heroic Day"

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The story about a boy whose admiration for all kinds of heroes leads him on an adventure to become one.