The Zombie Game

The Story Behind Glenn Shepard’s THE ZOMBIE GAME

There were actually two things that inspired me to write The Zombie Game. The first was Wade Davis’ memoir of experimentation with mind-altering drugs, The Serpent and the Rainbow. In that extraordinary book, Davis, an anthropologist, describes his forays into the Vodoun Societies of Haiti, and how drugs and conditioning are used to put people…

The Jungle Within

The Story Behind The Jungle Within by Charles M.

I read an article once saying that 80% of people believe they have a book waiting inside them. I was part of that 80% prior to writing The Jungle Within. I understood the mentality that it “wasn’t that hard” to write a book. When I actually started writing it, the story was clear. That 80%…

Floor 21

The Story Behind Floor 21 by Jason Luthor

It was National Novel Writing Month and I was spending the month chatting with people in the Facebook group. I had no intention to participate. I simply had no interest. However, one day I was watching the Walking Dead. During this particular episode, a girl was being kept on the upper floors of a hospital…

Wild Within

The Story Behind Wild Within by Christine Hartmann

The idea for Wild Within came because I took an exercise class with a gregarious instructor and a nervous ex-wife. The background is a little complicated. The instructor knew I’d written a memoir, knew a woman in class who had a fiction-writing son and ex-husband, and this all led to my attending a father-son book…

The Story Behind Fatal Reunion by Ken Malovos

I am an attorney who used to try criminal and civil cases, but no longer. After forty years, I now serve as a mediator and arbitrator, working to resolve cases before they go to court. But this is only part-time. I am also an author. I have written two books about a lawyer in Sacramento,…

Scorpio's Kiss

The Story Behind Scorpio’s Kiss by Monique Domovitch

Back in the nineteen eighties, I was one of Canada’s top fashion models and one of the girls I worked with regularly was Ivana Winklemyr. The world was soon to know her better as Ivana Trump. Ivana and I did countless photo assignments and fashion shows together. We shared makeup artists and hairdressers. We stood…