Author Essay

My Character Refused To Do What I Told Her To Do

As a writer, I’m always thrilled when a character shows up in my head, demanding that I write a story about her.

By Maddie Dawson, author of The Opposite of Maybe • 5 years ago
Author Essay

Start Reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

The novel you're about to read is truly extraordinary.

By Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena • 6 years ago
Author Essay

Roland Merullo on Writing from a Female Point of View

Inevitably I get a question like this: how is it that, as a male author you’ve been able to write, in a believable way, from a female point of view?

By Roland Merullo • 6 years ago
Author Essay

Is the Zombie Fad Over? Live Video Chat with Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler wrote his first monster story in the third grade and hasn't stopped since. A creator of novels, short stories and screenplays, Scott's work revolves around modern science's dichotomy of simultaneously producing good and evil.

By • 6 years ago
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Scott Sigler on 5 SciFi Movies that Influenced His Writing

My main writing influence wasn’t books and authors, it was movies and directors. I learned to tell better stories by watching masters make you writhe in your seat for 90 minutes.

By Scott Sigler, author of Pandemic • 6 years ago
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6 Historical Novels of Pioneering Women

I’m drawn to strong female protagonists, especially those who struggle to define themselves within (and against) the traditional roles of daughter, wife, and mother.

By Erin Lindsay McCabe • 6 years ago
Author Essay

Award-Winning Suspense Author Shares Her Favorite Books

Sara J. Henry, author of Learning to Swim and A Cold and Lonely Place, shares five "important books."

By Sara J. Henry, author of A Cold and Lonely Place • 6 years ago
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Video Chat with Bestselling Novelist Susan Gregg Gilmore

Take a peek at our video chat with one of our favorite novelists, Susan Gregg Gilmore.

By Susan Gregg Gilmore • 6 years ago