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The Story Behind Grey by Christi J. Whitney

I began my journey as an author in childhood, though I wasn’t aware of it at the time. I’d always been an avid reader, especially of fantasy, and I wrote stories constantly, jotting them down in notebooks, journals, and even using my grandmother’s old typewriter. But I never finished anything I wrote. Looking back, I…

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The Story Behind Unexpected Rain by Jason LaPier

The birth of my sci-fi novel Unexpected Rain goes all the way back to November 2009. I had been writing for a while before then, and had tried my hand at a couple of other sci-fi/fantasy novels, but couldn’t seem to get them past the halfway mark. Finally in 2009, I decided to try the…

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The Story Behind Loss Angeles by Mathieu Cailler

There’s a line in one of the short stories in the collection, “One-Night Stand,” where a young stand-up comic says, “L.A. isn’t a city; it’s a state.” I’ve always thought that as well. In fact, I always utter this when telling others about L.A. It’s disconnected and messy, sprawling and vibrant. But this city offers…