The Story Behind Executive Command by Gary Grossman

“Executive Command” is the third book in the “Executive” trilogy.  That makes it an important work for me where I tie up loose ends and characters come to full fruition. However, since I write political thrillers, and more specifically “political reality thrillers,” I draw story inspiration from the news and the threats which exist in…

The Story Behind Heroes & Lovers by Wayne Zurl

As with most of my stories, HEROES & LOVERS is based on actual incidents I investigated, supervised, or just knew a lot about and transplanted from New York to Prospect, Tennessee. In this case I composited three real-life incidents to construct one embellished piece of fiction. The sting operation to prosecute a crooked auto repairman…

The Story Behind Spider Brains by Susan Wingate

It all happened early one morning, when my husband got up for work. I was still lying in bed, groggy and bleary-eyed when I thought I noticed something strange. My husband had just walked into the bathroom and flipped the light switch. The stark incandescence shone against the dark ceiling and there, not too far…

The Story Behind Final Approach by Lyle Prouse

On March 8, 1990, I became the first commercial airline pilot ever arrested for having flown under the influence of alcohol.  The story burst onto the news scene with a blistering and unrelenting fury and it stayed there for weeks and weeks on end. I was disgraced, dishonored, and devastated, and I became a public…

The Story Behind DARK SIDE OF VALOR by ALICIA SINGLETON

The Story Behind DARK SIDE OF VALOR By Alicia Singleton The inspiration for Dark Side of Valor came from a news article of a woman’s plight to return to her country after being kidnapped and taken to a foreign land.   To start the plotting, I began to research runaways from foreign lands.  Every time I’d…

The Story Behind ‘The Wicked Wives’ by Gus Pelagatti

The Story Behind The Wicked Wives By Gus Pelagatti The Wicked Wives is a noir suspense thriller of historical fiction:  murder, betrayal, court room drama, love and lust based on the true story of the 1938 poison scandals in Philadelphia. When I was eight years old, I overheard adults in our South Philadelphia neighborhood discussing seventeen disenchanted and unfaithful…