The Story Behind Illusion of Certainty by Greg Messel

My new book follows two parallel story lines. One follows Marc, a successful executive who lives in an upscale neighborhood in Portland, Oregon and has a beautiful spouse and two great kids who are ready to launch their own lives. However, Marc is troubled by the behavior of his wife Aimee. What is wrong with…

The Story Behind The Manicurist by Phyllis Schieber

It is almost impossible to define exactly where the “inspiration” for a novel begins. I am almost always character driven rather than plot driven, so my inspiration invariably comes from a slow sort of courtship that I begin with a character I want to know better. Tessa, the protagonist in The Manicurist, evolved very slowly.…

The Story Behind You Never Knew by Lilian Duval

You Never Know is the title of my novel, just published in March, 2011, and it’s a fitting description for what I’ve been through in my publishing adventure! Getting You Never Know published started before one word of the book was written. In 2009, I began marketing my collection of short fiction, Random Acts of…

The Story Behind Vincent Zandri’s Moonlight Falls

Moonlight Falls is basically film noir on paper. It’s about Richard “Dick” Moonlight, suicide survivor who now must cope with a small piece of .22 caliber bullet lodged in his brain. Because it’s pressed up against his cerebral cortex he has trouble making good decisions and he suffers on occasion from short-term memory loss. In…