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The Story Behind K-9 Cop by Erna Mueller

I thought a Young Adult book would be a great idea to write for a first time novelist. I always loved family orientated books and movies and was searching for a story that depicts the human condition with all its splendor and frailties. What better way than through a surly cop who has to go…

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The Story Behind Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz

What inspired me to write Miracle Man?   Three things, really. Firstly, I wanted to tell a story about a real hero—not a celebrity, but a person who treasures and acts on important human values. A person who, in fact, is an anti-celebrity, in the sense that he pursues his selfless goals in virtual isolation.   I…

The Story behind ‘Jesus Jackson’ by James Ryan Daley

At its heart, Jesus Jackson is the story of a 14 year-old atheist, learning how to handle the grief he feels after his brother’s death, without having any specific religious faith to guide him. As someone who gave up on religion at a young age, this basic situation–coping with pain and hardship in the absence of faith–is…

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The Story Behind Rhapsody by David Lundgren

Born in Zimbabwe (called Rhodesia back then), I was an only child in a world that was lacking TV but absolutely loaded to the brim with astonishing landscapes and a mixture of wonderful and terrifying creatures (charging hippos, leaping crocodiles, and – worst of all – the absurdly evil spiders). Devouring books as a young…

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The Story Behind Night Terror by Jeff Gunhus

I wrote my first novel, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, as a way to encourage my reluctant reader son to read. It worked. He’s now an avid reader and Jack Templar Book 4 comes out in October. After the first book hit the Amazon bestseller lists, I was encouraged to revisit my love of horror and…