The Story Behind ‘Butterfly Waltz’ by Jane Tesh

Metamorphosis             This story happened, as all my stories do, with finding just the right name and colors for my characters. Once I have that settled my characters come alive, start talking, and I write down what they say.  I don’t know how to explain it.  I’m just amazingly grateful. Butterfly Waltz, which I originally…

The Story Behind Stonehill Downs by Sarah Remy

Once upon a time HarperCollins decided to do something different and send out open call for previously unpublished scifi and fantasy novels. When the call came out I was busy with several projects in the small press and self publishing world, but I did have an old manuscript sitting in a drawer. I polished it…

The Story Behind Rhapsody by David Lundgren

Born in Zimbabwe (called Rhodesia back then), I was an only child in a world that was lacking TV but absolutely loaded to the brim with astonishing landscapes and a mixture of wonderful and terrifying creatures (charging hippos, leaping crocodiles, and – worst of all – the absurdly evil spiders). Devouring books as a young…

The Story Behind The Agben School by Jo Sparkes

The idea for the fantasy trilogy sprung from my days covering the Arizona Cardinals football team. (And I can feel you snickering, so just stop!) There is a certain honor, that warrior code if you will, within team sports. And I wanted to try to capture that from a completely different angle. So I got…