Rhapsody 2

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…

Night Terror 2

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…

Two Empty Thrones 2

The Story Behind Two Empty Thrones by C.H. MacLean

We love the story behind the story. Superhero tales, for example. Superman wouldn’t be the same without knowing Krypton blew up just after his parents made him an orphan. In the same way, who thought up the alien-orphan idea and why? What was the inspiration? Inspiration is taking a breath, getting ready to fight or…

The Story Behind Meet Me in Barcelona by Mary Carter

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since my trip to Spain. I was living in New York City, my first novel had just been published, and a friend from Seattle decided to celebrate her thirtieth birthday in Barcelona. I was thrilled to be invited. At the time, my novel, She’ll Take It,…