Crime, Thriller

About a Book – Atonement by Andrew Hess

Vector illustration of summer beach banners set Introducing Andrew Hess GoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? It started with the end of the last book in the Detective Thornton Series (Chaos) and the 6th installment of the Detective Ryan Series (Escape). I alluded to a death of a main character and… Continue reading About a Book – Atonement by Andrew Hess

Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – Last of the Gifted Spirit Sight by Marie Powell

Introducing Marie Powell WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I was inspired during my first trip to North Wales. I knew my grandfather had been born there, so I planned a trip to find out more about my heritage. I rented a cottage on a working sheep farm in north Wales… Continue reading About a Book – Last of the Gifted Spirit Sight by Marie Powell

Paranormal, Romance

About a Book – Ghost of an Enchantment by J E McDonald

Introducing J E McDonald WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? This is the second book in my series, the Wickwood Chronicles. Stella and Lucas both appear briefly in the first book in the series, Ghost of a Gamble. It felt like the next natural step to share their story with the… Continue reading About a Book – Ghost of an Enchantment by J E McDonald

Historical

About a Book – Hidden Secrets by Chantal Bellehumeur

Introducing Chantal Bellehumeur WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I originally wanted to write something set in Victorian times because I love that era, but once I sat down to write everything changed. Although the main characters finds old letter and diaries inside a Victorian style farmhouse, the contents mainly date… Continue reading About a Book – Hidden Secrets by Chantal Bellehumeur

Crime, Mystery

About a Book – Texas Dead by William Gensburger

Introducing William Gensburger WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The main character, Detective Maxie Michaels, originated from a composite of people I have met. I like strong female leads, not flat characters, and strong support characters, as well. The story came from the news headlines about crime increases since Covid, although… Continue reading About a Book – Texas Dead by William Gensburger

Non-fiction

About a Book – Passages, Death, Dementia and Everything in Between, by H M Gooden

Introducing H M Gooden WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I have been writing daily since about 2015 as a way to process all the ups and downs in life. Between raising 3 kids under 4, a full time family medicine practice, and feeling as if my thirties were slipping away… Continue reading About a Book – Passages, Death, Dementia and Everything in Between, by H M Gooden

Book, Fantasy

About a Book – The Hands We’re Given by O E Tearmann

Introducing O E Tearmann WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? 2016 hit my community like a hammer. I’d been hearing tons of defeated ‘we’re screwed’ talk, and I have a streak of scrappy resilience in me that sneers at defeatism. So I said ‘fine, let’s start from ‘we’re screwed’. Let’s write… Continue reading About a Book – The Hands We’re Given by O E Tearmann

Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – Renew by Jenna Greene

Introducing Jenna Greene WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The original story (Reborn – Reborn Marks Series #1) originally came while attending a writer’s conference in Calgary, Alberta. Being surrounded by authors and ideas triggered my own creative juices. The idea for the sequel really came from the characters themselves and… Continue reading About a Book – Renew by Jenna Greene

Romance

About a Book – Year of What by Jennifer Lieberman

Introducing Jennifer Lieberman WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The book was originally a one-woman stage play I wrote as a showcase piece for my writing and performance ability. After winning the audience choice award for the play at a festival in New York City some colleagues (and strangers) suggested I… Continue reading About a Book – Year of What by Jennifer Lieberman

Fantasy

About a Book – Secret Sky by JP McLean

Introducing J P McLean WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I’ve had recurring flying dreams since I was a child. They are my favourite dreams, and I know I’m not the only one who dreams of flying. So, writing a story about a secret society of people who can fly, fuelled… Continue reading About a Book – Secret Sky by JP McLean