The Story Behind ‘Under Strange Suns’ by Ken Lizzi

You can blame this one on Edgar Rice Burroughs. ERB popularized the sword-and-planet genre with his “A Princess of Mars” back in 1912, the first of the John Carter stories. Others writers joined the game. Leigh Brackett, with her Eric John Stark novels, took sword-and-planet stories beyond the confines of our solar system. Brackett added…

The Story Behind The Tree of Life by Dawn Davis

The idea for The Tree of Life began in 1999 when the public school my daughters attended held a centennial celebration. The classrooms became decade rooms filled with memorabilia, photographs, letters, magazines and period clothing. Many years later I decided to take this centennial celebration as the starting point for a novel. What might happen…