The Story Behind Pop-Out Girl by Irene Woodbury

I got the idea for my third novel, Pop-Out Girl, in 2013 while I was on “vacation” in Las Vegas working on my second novel, A Dead End in Vegas. I was standing on a corner on the Strip one night waiting to cross when I saw one of those tacky, obnoxious trucks go by…

The Story Behind I Can Find You by Joss Landry

Life experience, disappointments, joys and rebounds may all contribute to the birth of a novel. Sometimes, the perfect mix of mishaps can engender the perfect story. Of course, to understand a little of the backstory behind I Can Find You, you have to take in a little about me, the author. Introverted as a child,…

The Story Behind The Feet Say Run by Daniel A. Blum

My first published novel, Lisa33 was an avante-garde sex comedy set on the internet.  I had a well-known agent, a prestigious publisher, and a sizable advance – everything one dreams of.   And yet the end result was quite disastrous.  My book got caught up in politics with the publisher, my agent mysteriously disappeared as the…

The Story Behind Surgeon’s Story by Mark Oristano

I’ve been a volunteer at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for 20 years, working in the PACU, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. To the layman, that’s the Day Surgery Recovery Room. I attended several lecture given by a heart surgeon at Children’s named Kristine Guleserian, and each time I was impressed by the doctor’s humor…