The Story Behind Surgeon’s Story by Mark Oristano

I’ve been a volunteer at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for 20 years, working in the PACU, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. To the layman, that’s the Day Surgery Recovery Room. I attended several lecture given by a heart surgeon at Children’s named Kristine Guleserian, and each time I was impressed by the doctor’s humor…

The Story Behind Chasing Hindy by Darin Gibby

How did I come up with the idea that a car could run on water? Ideas for books come in the strangest ways. For me, they often just seem to fall out of the sky, usually at the most unexpected times. I’ve written books or articles from ideas that woke me up in the middle…

The Story Behind Alan 2 by Bruce Forciea

My background is in science and technology so I have an interest in many things that come from the science and tech world. One of the topics that intrigued me was artificial intelligence. Recently we have seen IBM’s Watson win at Jeopardy and Google’s Deep Mind defeat the world Go champion. There are also products…

The Story Behind The Wedding Planner by Amber Leigh Williams

In Woodland, California, there is a historic Victorian manse called The Gable Mansion. Built for two brothers, pioneer ranchers Amos and Harvey Gable of the post-Civil War era, it is arguably the greatest example of Victorian architecture in America. It was part of my evil writing plan to plant my hero, Byron, and his heroine,…