Interviews

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Joseph Ganci on GIDEON: THE SOUND AND THE GLORY

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Unsung heroes and murderous villains, hidden forever in ancient shadows, now leap to life - blazing onto the pages of revelation.
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Alexis Marie Chute on EXPECTING SUNSHINE: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss

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EXPECTING SUNSHINE is the real-life story of a mother who set out to find herself after the death of her baby. When she discovered she was pregnant again, she realized she had not grieved for her son, Zachary, who died of a cardiac tumor moments after his birth.
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Steve Dimodica on his inspiration for ACCIDENTAL EVILS

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ACCIDENTAL EVILS is about Isabel Finley a college student, who is taking a trip to South America. Part of the vacation is a reward, and part of the journey is to do research for her senior thesis.
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Eric Haggman on THE APOLOGY: the motivation to make a great story has driven me to where I am

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Filmmaker Christian Lindstrom returns to Vietnam to shoot tourism commercials, only to confront the agony of his past and the power there of the Asian underworld to control political events—including the creation and the whitewashing of Japan’s history itself.
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Jay Harman on PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC: The source of my motivation comes from just one thing; sharing the story

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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is based on a life-story manuscript written by Robert Slothower, my great-grandfather. Robert’s story represents a challenging life met with great courage.
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Chris Patchell reveals the publishing strategies + marketing plan that worked for her in Author 2 Author

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In IR's first new AUTHOR 2 AUTHOR post, Chris Patchell shares her publishing strategies and hard-won marketing wisdom.
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Frank Adams talks about TUCKER'S EYES: Life Lessons From A One-Eyed Havanese

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The book is about Tucker, who experienced the loss of his lifetime companion and cousin, blindness, and cancer surgery but who emerged rejuvenated, his love of life and people greater than ever before.
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Colin Dodds on why people should read WATERSHED: "It’s a hopeful dystopia."

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WATERSHED is the story of a troubled, pregnant woman, and the two men—a snake dealer with a sideline in secret messages and a billionaire living under a false name—who compete for her affections, in near-future America.
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Marilyn J. Bardsley on THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD

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THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD is the fictionalized first-person journals of a real person, Dr. Frank Sweeney, a brilliant serial killer in mid-1930s Cleveland, Ohio.
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Patrick Oster on his oh-so-timely IR Approved book, THE HACKER CHRONICLES

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The adventures of dreamy, wise-cracking millennial hacker who discovers a murder the first night on a new job monitoring surveillance cameras in Chicago and turns himself into the world’s first cyber-detective to solve the crime and save a young damsel falsely suspected of it.
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Blaine C. Readler on MOONSTROKE: All of my books are simply a recounting of actual events that haven’t happened yet.

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It’s been twelve years since a massive solar flare destroyed communications with the American base on the far side of the Moon, killing the platinum mining workers and leaving just three adults to raise thirty-seven orphans. Isolated, the base has carried on, and the orphans—now teenagers—have taken up the mining.
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S. C. Sterling on Teenage Degenerate: A Memoir that Explores the Depths of Methamphetamine + Drug Addiction

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In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up.
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Lesley L. Smith on loving physics + her book TEMPORAL DREAMS

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When her boyfriend proposes, former foster kid Kairi Johnson thinks she's going get the family she's always dreamed of until she wakes up by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere--in the past.
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David J Castello on his IR Approved "The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959)"

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The beginning came to me in a dream so bizarre that I bolted out of bed in the middle of the night and wrote it down.
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Christopher Zoukis on his IRDA Winning FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

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"The Federal Prison Handbook" is the leading Federal Bureau of Prisons survival guide and policy analysis text. Simply put, if you or a loved one are heading to federal prison (or are already incarcerated), you need this book.
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Bentz Deyo on why people should read his book: "Because we all need an escape right now."

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Enduring a year long depression, Leam Holt's given a second chance at obtaining Dark magic and proving himself to his father.
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Matt Ingwalson on the way genre fiction (in this case, horror) lets us examine relationships in a very immediate + personal way

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Anyone who’s had a baby knows that the first year is terrifying. A child represents love and grace and hope. But never again will you have privacy, financial security, or a moment of rest.
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M.Lee Lederhos on "Sacred Ground"

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Tom McCloud, the protagonist, has a secret past that is about to catch up with him.
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Steve Snyder on the true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

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An Amazon Best Seller and winner of 20 national book awards, SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II and the air war over Europe.
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Rocco Versaci on what inspired him to write "That Hidden Road: A Memoir"

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In the wake of surviving both cancer and divorce, I set out alone on my bicycle and end up pedaling from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
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Steve Wiley on "The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan"

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When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca invited him aboard a secret L train for an adventure though the mythical East Side of the city.
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Fred Misurella on his A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES

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A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES is filled with the tensions of love and marriage, sexual longing, family loyalty, and the struggle to live in the face of impending death and loss.
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Randal Eldon Greene: What motivates me is my love of books. I just love well-written stories. And I want to add to that.

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A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—in a house full of hidden passageways, a wife and mother is diagnosed with cancer.