The Story Behind Unexpected Rain by Jason LaPier

The birth of my sci-fi novel Unexpected Rain goes all the way back to November 2009. I had been writing for a while before then, and had tried my hand at a couple of other sci-fi/fantasy novels, but couldn’t seem to get them past the halfway mark. Finally in 2009, I decided to try the…

The Story behind ‘Silk’ by Chris Karlsen

I had just finished my second book, Journey in Time, which was a romance. I was in the process of researching my next book, a romantic thriller set in Turkey, at an archaeological site near Troy. I’d put my research material away for the night and put in the DVD of Phantom of the Opera,…

The Story Behind Admit to Mayhem by D.J. Adamson

I never met my Aunt Lillian. My name is Lillian Dove. I am five years sober. She was my father’s second sister. He had estranged himself from her for most of her adult life. In fact, I barely heard her name mentioned around our house. And after her death, her name came in whispers. When…

The Story behind ‘Jesus Jackson’ by James Ryan Daley

At its heart, Jesus Jackson is the story of a 14 year-old atheist, learning how to handle the grief he feels after his brother’s death, without having any specific religious faith to guide him. As someone who gave up on religion at a young age, this basic situation–coping with pain and hardship in the absence of faith–is…