The Story Behind Meet Me in Barcelona by Mary Carter

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since my trip to Spain. I was living in New York City, my first novel had just been published, and a friend from Seattle decided to celebrate her thirtieth birthday in Barcelona. I was thrilled to be invited. At the time, my novel, She’ll Take It,…

Wifey

The Story Behind Wifey by Fey Ugokwe

My little work of contempo fiction, Wifey, a novella by the very bones of its facial structure, but novelesque by sheer textile length, was originally slated to be a short story–one that I had planned to sprinkle in as part of a fistful’s collection of my just-inked, soul-parsing, socially-conscious shorts. But as my mind, fingers…

The Story Behind Just Beneath the Surface I by R.H. Ramsey

The Story Behind Just Beneath the Surface By R.H. Ramsey Just Beneath the Surface I was inspired by several things. I will start with the first inspiration; women who are involved in, or have ever experienced abusive relationships. At the time of writing this book, I noticed that many people empathized with those who were…

The Story Behind ‘Glorify Each Day’ by John Banks

Publishing my first novel has definitely been an eye-opening, and somewhat humbling, experience.  I have confidence in my writing ability and I knew that the book I was writing was well written and would be entertaining to anyone who enjoyed a good story.  As I sent out queries to agents and publishers I knew, because…