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The Story Behind A Leafy Green World by Sean Dow

I was in the process of being sued in a groundless malpractice case, truly a situation of a long lost estranged relative trying to cash in on a patient’s unfortunate outcome. My attorney told me that I had a roughly 80% chance of winning, but that it would be expensive, and that I would have…

Banished Threads

The Story Behind Banished Threads by Kaylin McFarren

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions about the inspiration behind my latest thriller – Banished Threads. Not only does this come from my experience as an art gallery owner and director, but also through my love for great mysteries and extensive travels abroad. For most of my life, I’ve been fascinated by the arts—visual, literary,…

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…