The Story Behind A Darker Shore by Malia Zaidi

“A Darker Shore” was brewing in me ever since I finished the first draft of the previous book in the series, “A Poisonous Journey.” I had grown attached to the characters and to the rhythm of sitting down to write a novel. I knew that I wanted Evelyn, the protagonist, to have another adventure and…

The Story Behind Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak

My first novel, Friend of the Devil, tells the story of America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, who has cut a deal with Satan for fame and fortune. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub, in 1990 Avenzano is approaching the 25th anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer,…