The Story Behind Rebel Song by Amanda J. Clay

One of the questions all writer’s undoubtedly receive is “where do you get your inspiration?” Sometimes there is a great lightbulb moment—a tragedy, a blessing, a unique childhood—that breathes life into an idea. For Rebel Song, I attribute it to a childhood obsession with tragic love stories, with fantasy tales of kings and queens, with…

The Story Behind Scribble & Author by Miri Leshem-Pelly

What would it be like if I, as an author, could talk with one of my characters? This was the thought that popped up in my head once. I started to think about it and realized an interesting conflict. Authors usually love their characters, right? They care about them and even identify with them in…

The Story Behind Hello, Agnieszka by Evy Journey

Her breathing deepened and quickened into staccato gasps for breath she tried to control. But she could not. Instead, they overpowered her. The gasps burst out into anguished tears that she had held back too long. Skip a few lines to the next sequence in this scene: Her mother, who had never been able to…