The Story Behind ‘Butterfly Waltz’ by Jane Tesh

Metamorphosis             This story happened, as all my stories do, with finding just the right name and colors for my characters. Once I have that settled my characters come alive, start talking, and I write down what they say.  I don’t know how to explain it.  I’m just amazingly grateful. Butterfly Waltz, which I originally…

The Story Behind Stonehill Downs by Sarah Remy

Once upon a time HarperCollins decided to do something different and send out open call for previously unpublished scifi and fantasy novels. When the call came out I was busy with several projects in the small press and self publishing world, but I did have an old manuscript sitting in a drawer. I polished it…

The Story Behind Rhapsody by David Lundgren

Born in Zimbabwe (called Rhodesia back then), I was an only child in a world that was lacking TV but absolutely loaded to the brim with astonishing landscapes and a mixture of wonderful and terrifying creatures (charging hippos, leaping crocodiles, and – worst of all – the absurdly evil spiders). Devouring books as a young…

The Story Behind Two Empty Thrones by C.H. MacLean

We love the story behind the story. Superhero tales, for example. Superman wouldn’t be the same without knowing Krypton blew up just after his parents made him an orphan. In the same way, who thought up the alien-orphan idea and why? What was the inspiration? Inspiration is taking a breath, getting ready to fight or…