Interviews

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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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Stephanie Bond on why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she pubbed "traditionally"

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Author of over seventy mystery and romance novels, plus a Hallmark Channel movie based on one of her titles.
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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.
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Derek Vasconi on Being God + How Painful Loss Inspired His Writing

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The bastard child of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Stephen King’s CARRIE, KAI explores how one innocent girl becomes the target of enormous rage living inside another girl-who is seemingly from another world.
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Jérôme Sabatier on his IRDA Winning "The World Heritage Sites of France"

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This travel guide includes the same essential information as a traditional “paper” guide, as well as enriched Internet features: real-time information updates, hundreds of pictures, links and tips.
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Charles Smith on his IRDA Winning "We Chose to Go"

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The story is set several decades in the future, and chronicles the story of a remarkable young woman who spends her life training for humankind's first foray into interstellar space.
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David Chauner on his IRDA Winning "High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey"

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"High Road" is a novel about the choices a professional cyclist must make when confronted by compelling temptations to break the rules in order to win the Tour de France.
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Cameron Stelzer on his IRDA Winning "The Trophy of Champions: Pie Rats Book 4"

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The inspiration for The Trophy of Champions came from the 2012 London Olympics. I wanted to create an Olympic-style series of events with a pirate twist.
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Tyne Traverson on his IRDA Winning "Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy"

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This book is designed to help a woman with an unplanned pregnancy thoroughly work through the decision process, using reliable resources to pursue her decision, be it motherhood, adoption or abortion.
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Donald J. Fraser on his IRDA Winning "The Emergence of One American Nation"

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It is a work of history that answers a very basic question: why are we one nation, and not many? [It] is an appeal to all of us to find ways to do the same for the greater good.
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Cindy Caldwell on Starting over as a Single 50-something

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I am blessed beyond belief. Self-publishing didn’t just change my life, it saved it.
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Kristen Heimerl Talks About Her IRDA Winning Title "Inspector Dewey"

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A real experience inspired me. I was crawling on the maple floor of my creaky, old home. It was 2:00 a.m., a bad guy was on the street outside, and I had left my lights on. I needed to call the police—without being witnessed.
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Louisa Oakley Green Talks About "Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country"

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How would you feel if your child told you she had a playmate who died years earlier in a fire? Do you think it’s possible to know who you’re going to marry from a simple handshake? If you could read the energy in a home, would it make it harder to buy your first house?
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R.A. Akerlund on her IRDA Winning "I Am Ed"

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After my sixteenth birthday, on the seventh of august 1988, I had enough of waiting to grow up. I was tall enough to pass for 18 and I already heard about a job in a supermarket stacking shelves.