Author Interviews - Get to Know your Favorite Fiction Authors!
Hillary Tubin, M.S.Ed | NBCT, is an educator with 20+ years of experience in the field of literacy and a lifelong lover of books, reading, and fiction writing. She wrote 'Boys and Books' because she believes the daily reading habit is fundamental to thrive and that it’s not too late for non-reading 9- to 14-year-old boys to read for pleasure. Her passion and specialty is helping discouraged parents feel confident to re-shape reading at home so boys will read.
Hillary Tubin interview
Richard T. Burke
Richard T. Burke is the author of two full length books, The Rage and Decimation: The Girl Who Survived. He was also a contributor to the Bloodhound Books charity Christmas anthology, Dark Minds, with a story called A Christmas Killing. He is currently working on his third book, provisionally titled The Colour of The Soul. You can read about forthcoming books on his blog at www.rjne.uk and find him on Twitter and Facebook. When he’s not writing, he can often be found walking his dog in the woods around his home in North Hampshire, UK.
Richard T. Burke interview
Victoria LK Williams
I was born and raised in the Niagara Falls area of New York State. I had a typical childhood with great parents and a loving extended family. I met my husband in high school where we became best friends, and after we graduated from college we got married. I have one son who is in his third year of college. Two demanding cats make up the rest of the household. I have been doing some form of landscape design for over 30 years, so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. I currently live in South Florida, on the Atlantic coast in a small-town where you know your neighbours. I love to be outdoors and thankfully my job keeps me there.
Victoria LK Williams interview
Corinda Pitts Marsh
Like most people, I don’t really like talking about myself, so I always find a way to explain myself by talking about my writing. I am a seventy-one year old Florida Cracker, a real one. My daddy herded cattle through the swamp cracking a whip when he was twelve years old, so that must qualify me as the real thing. I love my Southern heritage, but I’m old enough to know everything about my heritage isn’t as I would like it to be. I try through my books to explain life as I see it with the hope that some of my readers might come to see their own hearts more clearly. I stand up for what I see as right even when it gets me in hot water, which it definitely does sometimes.
Corinda Pitts Marsh interview
Shaun L. Griffiths
Shaun Griffiths was born in South Wales where he studied Electronic Engineering at Llandaff College, graduating top of his class. After 5 years in the workforce he grabbed his travel boots, discovered some interesting places, and met all kinds of people. He returned to London for a while until finally settling in Poland with his wife and family. They live on the edge of a pine forest, which, together with his upbringing in Wales, gives him inspiration for his tales of fantasy and adventure for young adults.
Shaun L Griffiths interview
Jacky Dahlhaus is an Aussie girl who was brought up in Holland. She is a bit of a gypsy having moved house 13 times. Unlucky for some, but not for Jacky! She lives in Scotland where she and her husband are currently renovating an historic property and breathing new life into the building. She started writing in 2015 and enjoys entertaining people through her books. She has also embarked on a film producing career where she writes, produces and directs some of the short stories that she has written.
Jacky Dahlhaus interview
Michael R. Davidson
Michael R. Davidson was raised in the Mid-West. Heeding President Kennedy’s call for more young Americans to learn Russian he studied the language, and military service took him to the White House where he served as translator for the Moscow-Washington “Hotline.” His language abilities attracted the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, and following his military service Mr. Davidson spent the next 28 years as a Clandestine Services officer. Seventeen of those years were spent abroad in a variety of sensitive posts working against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. In the private sector he worked as a business owner and security and economic development consultant before devoting full time to his writing.
Michael R. Davidson interview
Meet the fascinating award winning, bestselling author Cherime MacFarlane, who lives in Alaska. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her ‘been-there-done-that’ and ‘no nonsense’ attitude of life. She has tackled several different genres; Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal and written about all sorts of characters and plots that evolve from a vivid imagination.
Cherime MacFarlane interview
Nancy Jardine lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After her primary teaching career ended in 2011, she ventured into fiction having already published local historical non-fiction. She reads across many genres but it’s no surprise that her seven published novels since 2011 are historical adventures or contemporary mysteries since she devours those genres!
Nancy Jardine interview
Kaelia Stevens has always written, and even when she wasn’t ideas and characters would talk to her that insisted on being heard and so she converted these ideas into stories. From an early age she devoured all things magical and mystical. To this day, she hesitantly struggles to keep one foot in reality while the rest of her remains firmly rooted in the fantastic and insane. In 2015, she finally worked up enough courage to share her stories with more than just her family, and was encouraged by the fact that she wasn’t eaten alive for it. She may be the crazy lady that talks to bugs and stares incessantly into the sky, but don’t mind her. She’s just thinking.
Kaelia Stevens interview
Eric Thomson is the pen name of a retired Canadian army officer and former IT executive who became an author almost by accident in 2014 when, more as a lark than anything else, he decided to test the publishing waters with something he wrote long ago. To his astonishment, he not only found a readership but also a career alternative that allowed him to shed the suit and tie for good.
Eric Thomson interview
Beverly Knauer lives in sunny San Diego, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University. She served in the role of Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the County of San Diego, working with other occupational and physical therapists who provide therapy to children with special needs.
These days you’ll find her walking barefoot on the sandy shores of California’s gorgeous beaches searching for seashells, sipping and tasting different varieties of wines at the local vineyards, and writing fiction. Her debut novel is called The Line Between and her new novel, The Soul’s Hope, is coming out soon.
Beverly Knauer interview
The immensely popular Booktown Mystery Series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent - whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett - that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square and Lotus Bay Mystery series, and the Tales of Telenia adventure-fantasy saga, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).
Lorraine Bartlett interview
Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine. Storytelling through the art of writing is her passion. Providing her with some of the inspiration for her writing, Eva is both a mum and step mum to four children. Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women's refuge. Eva has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column and book review for local magazine, The Fens. 183 Times A Year is Eva's debut novel.
Eva Jordan interview
Tucked away in a beautiful Cumbrian village, is author Mark Tilbury, once a Navy man and now a talented writer. Mark has always enjoyed writing and his latest novel, a dark psychological thriller, has recently landed him a publishing contract with Bloodhound Books. If you haven't heard of this author it is time you did!
Mark Tilbury interview
I'm the Swedish-born, Irish-married author of more than twenty novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. I have also written four crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. I have been the wife of a diplomat (still am), a fitness teacher and a translator. I now write full-time from either of two locations, a rambling house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When I am not scaling the mountains of said counties, or keeping fit in the local gym, I keep writing, producing a book every six months.
Susanne O'Leary interview
Alex Shaw spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, teaching Drama and running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for Siemens. The next few years saw him working across the former USSR, the Middle East, and Africa.
Alex is an active member of the ITW and the CWA. He is the author of the #1 International Kindle Bestselling 'Aidan Snow SAS thrillers' Cold Blood, Cold Black and Cold East. His writing has also been published in the thriller anthologies Death Toll, Death Toll 2 and Action Pulse Pounding Tales 2 alongside International Bestselling authors Stephen Leather and Matt Hilton.
He is commercially published in English by Endeavour Press and in German by Luzifer Verlag.
Alex Shaw interview
Hello, everyone! My name is Andrew Barrett, and I work as a Senior CSI in England. I also write crime thrillers with a forensic slant, which is pretty lucky, really. I’ve been doing both for twenty years and couldn’t imagine my life without either of them in it.
Andrew Barrett interview
Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers and dark adventures (in between doing the school run and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).