The Story Behind Hollywood Strip by Shamron Moore

I wish Jacqueline Susann were here; I would love to thank her.  The legendary novelist died well before I was born, but it was because of her breakthrough novel, Valley of the Dolls, that Hollywood Strip was born. I first read VOTD four-and-a-half years ago.  I love the film starring one of my all-time favorite…

The Story Behind Training Temptation by Diana Baron

Training Temptation started as a very vague idea ten years ago. After reading a novel in which the heroine went to a ponygirl ranch, I wondered—what would make someone want to be a pony? It was such an unusual fetish that the idea stayed with me for years. The idea simmered in my unconscious mind…

The Story Behind Magnolia and Lotus by Ian Haight

The inspiration to translate Magnolia and Lotus came from the possibilities of the material itself. I’d already won two grants to translate and publish two books of poetry, and because I’d had this kind of success I figured I’d like to try again. What was different at the outset of the search for a project…

The Story Behind The Controlled by Becky Komant

It is a question that I am asked time and time again… Who or what inspired you to write The Controlled.  Life itself is a journey.  It is full of dreams, obstacles and life lessons. It is really hard for me to pin point exactly where I got my inspiration for this book. I could…

The Story Behind Seeds of Beauty by Lakeysha-Marie Green

ABOUT THE SEEDS OF BEAUTY What’s the real secret to radiant beauty? It may come as no surprise that how we look on the outside is directly connected to the beauty deep inside us. What’s more, when we are burdened with the weight of low self-esteem, it’s all-too-visible in our physical appearance. That’s why a…

The Story Behind Snow Day by Dan Maurer

ABOUT SNOW DAY: A NOVELLA It happens each winter, and has for over 35 years. Every time the snow starts to fall late in the evening before a school day, the dreams begin again for Billy Stone. They are always the same – there’s a dark tunnel, and there’s blood, lots of blood, and someone…