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The Story Behind ’89 Walls by Katie Pierson

I tell closeted fellow writers that everyone feels like a fraud—it’s not just them. All you have to do is print yourself a business card and put “writer” on it. When you claim the title you are one. Becoming an author is a different story. If my long and detoured road to publication taught me…

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The Story Behind Grey by Christi J. Whitney

I began my journey as an author in childhood, though I wasn’t aware of it at the time. I’d always been an avid reader, especially of fantasy, and I wrote stories constantly, jotting them down in notebooks, journals, and even using my grandmother’s old typewriter. But I never finished anything I wrote. Looking back, I…

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The Story Behind The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen

Growing up, I was the oldest of three kids. My brothers and I made up stories all the time. Our ideas were all over the place. Most of them barely made sense, but they had one common thread- action. We were always running, always fighting the bad guys. Someone always needed to be rescued. Hiding…

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The Story Behind P.O.W.ER by Lisa A. Kramer

P.O.W.ER comes from watching a world which seems determined to undervalue half of its population—the female half. It also comes from a basic question that has always confused me: why are people in power so afraid of educated women? There’s evidence of this in many countries, where one of the first things they do to…