Author Spotlight: Lucinda Stein

Name: Lucinda Stein Author of: Jadeite’s Journey (Inkspell Publishing) and Minnie’s Antique & Curiosity Shoppe   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? My first writing was free verse, but after all these years, I couldn’t tell you what I wrote about. I went on to write a novella (to be […]

Author Spotlight: Kim Chance

Name:  Kim Chance Author of: Keeper; Seeker (coming Fall 2019) From: Flux Books     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? The first piece of original fiction I remember ever writing was a short story about a girl named Katie and a boy named Barry who fall madly and love […]

Author Spotlight: Brenda Drake

 Name:  Brenda Drake Author of: Analise Rising (coming January, 2019) The Library Jumpers series: Thief of Lies; Guardian of Secrets; Assassin of Truths The Fated series: Touching Fate; Cursing Fate; Seeking Fate (coming June, 2018) Thunderstruck   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I was eight, I believe, and it was a story about […]

Author Spotlight: Barbara Quinn

Name: Barbara Quinn Author of: The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me (Lakewater Press) Speed of Dark; Hard Head (Eternal Press) 36C; Slings and Arrows (DiskUs Publishing)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I started writing early; at five or six years old. I remember my brother and I put […]

Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao

Name: Gloria Chao Author of: American Panda (Simon Pulse) and Misaligned (coming fall 2019)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I remember writing and illustrating a lot of stories as a kid, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them involving a…dun dun dunnn…missing snowglobe!     When […]

What Do I Really Know? aka- Queen of the Underqualified?

I opened my email and there it was. My first invitation to appear, as an author, and give a presentation. My mind immediately filled with images of myself, microphone in hand, perhaps nestled into a cozy leather chair on stage as I gaze upon those who’ve come to listen intently to the carefully crafted bit of […]

Author Spotlight: Jeri Baird

  Name: Jeri Baird Author of: Tokens and Omens; Curses and Warfare (Jolly Fish Press) Upcoming:  Barnabas and Bird Run Away From the Circus     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In grade school, I was obsessed with writing stories where I flew to Mars. But my first attempt […]

Author Spotlight: Victoria Gilbert

Name: Victoria Gilbert  Author of: The Blue Ridge Library Mystery series Book One: A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS (out now) Book Two: SHELVED UNDER MURDER (July 2018), Book Three: PAST DUE FOR MURDER (early 2019) From: Crooked Lane Books   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? As soon as I […]

Author Spotlight: R.L. Martinez

Name:  R. L. Martinez     Author of: In the Blood; Beneath the Skin (Lakewater Press) From: Oklahoma     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? Yes, it was a story about a black horse that I also illustrated in this little white blank book my teacher gave me. I think I, or […]

Author Spotlight: Stephanie Eding

Name: Stephanie Eding Author of: Unanchored (April 17, 2018; Anaiah Press) From: Convoy, OH   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In high school, I spent quite a bit of time writing short stories, skits, or fan fiction. It wasn’t until about four years ago that I wrote my first […]