Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – Renew by Jenna Green

Introducing Jenna Greene WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The original story (Reborn – Reborn Marks Series #1) originally came while attending a writer’s conference in Calgary, Alberta. Being surrounded by authors and ideas triggered my own creative juices. The idea for the sequel really came from the characters themselves and… Continue reading About a Book – Renew by Jenna Green

Romance

About a Book – Year of What by Jennifer Lieberman

Introducing Jennifer Lieberman WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The book was originally a one-woman stage play I wrote as a showcase piece for my writing and performance ability. After winning the audience choice award for the play at a festival in New York City some colleagues (and strangers) suggested I… Continue reading About a Book – Year of What by Jennifer Lieberman

Fantasy

About a Book – Secret Sky by JP McLean

Introducing J P McLean WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I’ve had recurring flying dreams since I was a child. They are my favourite dreams, and I know I’m not the only one who dreams of flying. So, writing a story about a secret society of people who can fly, fuelled… Continue reading About a Book – Secret Sky by JP McLean

Inspirational, Non-fiction, People, Places

About a Book – Paradise Road, a Memoir by Marilyn Kriete

Introducing Marilyn Kriete WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? My life! I knew I had a story worth telling, full of twists, turns, colourful characters and places, and an inspirational journey. Give a quote from the books, one that says little but speaks volumes.  I learn, too late, that there are… Continue reading About a Book – Paradise Road, a Memoir by Marilyn Kriete

Historical, Romance

About a Book – To Kill A King by W. L. Hawkin

Vector illustration of summer beach banners set Introducing W. L. Hawkin Website Where did the idea for the story come from? One night, I saw a photograph of the mummified fist and torso of Old Croghan Man in a National Geographic and was immediately struck by it. I wanted to know what happened to this… Continue reading About a Book – To Kill A King by W. L. Hawkin

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

About a Book – Chasing Vega by Terry Shepherd

Introducing Terry Shepherd WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? Jessica Ramirez is based on a real-life Latina cop and the diverse ensemble cast are composites of real people. I wanted to create a story with role-model heroes that could empower and inspire people who look and act like the characters to… Continue reading About a Book – Chasing Vega by Terry Shepherd

Fantasy, Romance

Beauty and The Beast by Vivienne Savage

Karen's Magic Review I liked the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, but back in the eighties I fell in love with a programme of the same name starring Ron Pearlman and Linda Hamilton. I absolutely loved the concept of it. The Beast lived under the streets of New York, along with other people… Continue reading Beauty and The Beast by Vivienne Savage

Animals, Children’s Stories, Fantasy

About a Book – Kerry and the Unicorn by John Longman

Introducing John L. Longman WebsitePublisher Where did the idea for the story come from? It started with a card, literally. Last year, due to Covid lockdown restrictions, instead of purchasing a birthday card for my other half, whom I was separated from as we were living in different houses, I grabbed a piece of paper… Continue reading About a Book – Kerry and the Unicorn by John Longman

Crime, Thriller

About a Book – Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming

Introducing Rush Leaming WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? The idea first came to me in the mid-90’s, the idea that the impending destruction of a famous tree would stir up a whirlwind of trouble in a community. I envisioned it as a multi--character, complicated interlocking of storylines. The crime element… Continue reading About a Book – Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming

Romance

About a Book – It Had to Be You by Taisha DeMay

Introducing Taisha DeMay Website Where did the idea for the story come from? The idea for It Had to Be You, came from a story the news show 60 Minutes did on immigrants and ways they make it over to American soil. It inspired me to write about a woman who stows away on a… Continue reading About a Book – It Had to Be You by Taisha DeMay