Dr. Avi Perry was born in Israel. He grew up among many of the character-types depicted in his latest book 72 Virgins. During the 1967-Six-Day-War he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and gained valuable and relevant experience in military intelligence, where he gained a great deal of knowledge about spy craft, techniques, and covert communications— expertise that breathes authenticity into the setting of the story in 72 Virgins. He came to the US in 1969 as a Ph.D. Student. After graduation, he became a professor at Northwestern University. He later worked in Bell Laboratories as a distinguished... Read More
alking Virtual Book Tours with Michael Estepa
Michael Estepa is a Filipino born Australian who graduated from high school in 2003. It was during his final year of high school that his ideas for Purged by Darkness were born. After being rejected by Australian publishers Michael went on to finance and self publish his book Purged by Darkness, which was released locally in Australia in 2004. For two years Michael promoted his work by talking to libraries, youth groups, his old high school and book clubs about his book, gangs, drugs, believing in yourself, the writing process etc. Michael... Read More
J. M. Hochstetler graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Germanic languages. She was an editor with Abingdon Press for twelve years and has published four novels. Daughter of Liberty, Native Son, and Wind of the Spirit, the first three books of the critically acclaimed American Patriot Series, are set during the American Revolution. One Holy Night, a retelling of the Christmas story set in modern times, is the 2009 Christian Small Publishers Fiction Book of the Year and was a finalist in the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year contest.
Joan is a member... Read More
Joining us today is relationship expert Barbora Knobova, author of Tales of Delicious Girls.
Barbora is a writer, relationship coach and expert in Delicious Life. A world traveler, she is one of those rare world citizens who live everywhere and nowhere. Barbora is a firm believer in female friendship, loyalty and bonding. She writes hilarious, sharp-witted, caustically apt, ironic, moving, true books for strong, independent, smart, fearless women. Barbora has also written several self-improvement books and teaches women about the importance of self-love in relationships and life in general.... Read More
Like the hero of The Cutting, James Hayman is a transplanted New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, he spent more than twenty years writing TV advertising for clients like The U.S. Army, Lincoln-Mercury and Procter & Gamble. He moved to Portland, Maine in 2001. Four years later he decided to scratch a lifelong itch to write fiction and began work on his first suspense thriller featuring homicide detective Mike McCabe. St. Martin’s/Minotaur bought rights to The Cutting and published it in July 2009. Hayman is currently at work on the second McCabe novel, due for release in... Read More
Joining us today is Kathleen Crawley. Kathleen has been an advertising executive for over fifteen years. She resides with her husband Ronald Thomson in Redondo Beach, California. She is a native Californian having graduated from UCLA with a B.A in sociology. Colonel Trash Truck is her first book. About writing for children, Kathy says, "I have a number of books I want to write for kids because I think children are fascinating. They are open, creative, and interested in everything; they bring out the kids in me."
Welcome, Kathleen Crawley. We are excited to have you here. Can you please... Read More
Children's author Gina C. Browning joins us today. Gina is a creative, independent thinking, married mother of 2 adopted children and has been living her dreams for as long as she can remember. She is from Texas, but moved to Australia with her husband and 17 month old son, Ryan, in 1989. Since then, they have moved internationally (because of her husband’s work) 4 more times, with a few domestic moves thrown in for good measure. In 1997 she and her husband adopted their daughter, Raechel, from China.
Having graduated from North Texas State University in 1979, with a BFA in “Metal... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....