The Story Behind Sabotage by Bryan Koepke

A few years back I read an article about corporations that were too big to fail. This got me thinking about a premise for a new book in the Reece Culver thriller series. I envisioned a large multi-national corporation named Draecon International that was headquartered in London. With this initial idea in mind I came…

THE STORY BEHIND ‘ADRENALINE’ BY JOHN BENEDICT

One day it struck me—at 2:00 in the morning in the midst of another grueling 24-hour shift. I had just finished interviewing a nice lady with an appendix about to burst—we’ll call her Linda. I had done my best not to yawn as I went through the routine questions that an anesthesiologist is obliged to…

The Story Behind The Logic Bomb by Scott Richard Lord

The inspiration for The Logic Bomb was my own life as a trial lawyer and some of the interesting people I met and stories I heard over the thirty-five years of my career. I hung up my shingle straight out of law school and, out of necessity, took practically any kind of case that crawled…

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 ‘The Mark on Eve’ by Joel Fox

The Mark on Eve, is a tale of a woman bewitched in Colonial America whose pirate lover’s ship went down off Cape Cod. Eve is alive today, her secret in tact, helping the female governor of California run for president until her act of saving the governor from an assassination attempt could reveal Eve’s secret…

The Story Behind A Dream Called Marilyn by Mercedes King

Most people have a distinct reaction when you mention Marilyn Monroe. Whether it’s about her involvement with JFK or how she died, people often launch into their opinion on Marilyn. Few celebrities achieve the legendary status Marilyn has maintained for half a century. Her longevity has always intrigued me, because during her hay-day, critics weren’t…

The Story Behind Legion’s Lawyers by Vince Aiello

My writing method normally involves a high-octane, action set piece and I build the story around it. For Legion’s Lawyers, I had the idea for a lawyer at his desk during a normal work day, who receives a phone call that assassins are on their way to kill not only him, but the entire law…

The Story Behind Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz

What inspired me to write Miracle Man?   Three things, really. Firstly, I wanted to tell a story about a real hero—not a celebrity, but a person who treasures and acts on important human values. A person who, in fact, is an anti-celebrity, in the sense that he pursues his selfless goals in virtual isolation.   I…