Melissa Payne's novel calls on her experience with abused and neglected children to paint a compelling portrait of the troubled protagonist
Colorado co-authors wrote parallel storylines in “Light in the Shadows” — reflecting their individual interests
Linda Lafferty's love of art history and Andy Stone's experience with present-day fiction had one final hurdle: How to knit the two plots together?
Carol Berg, writing as Cate Glass, is a multiple CBA winner for fantasy. But she does extensive research to ground her characters in the trappings of their historical period.
In "Taste the Sweetness Later," author Connie Shoemaker explores the circumstances that brought two Muslim women to America and how they adjusted to new lives
Author Lija Fisher's protagonist, Clivo, mistakes a priest for a shape-shifting creature, but then learns some disturbing information about the object of his search
At first, Lija Fisher took great liberties with the creatures, but soon learned there's a whole field -- cryptozoology -- that takes them seriously, and can be a "gateway science" for kids
In this excerpt from "You Who Enter Here," author Erika T. Wurth introduces us to the prison gang culture so coveted by the protagonists of her novel
Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its Indigenous people -- and chocolate
For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition
Addiction, denial, despair — and joy — mark one woman’s thought experiment, aided by soft-hearted “guides”
In "Soft Hearted Stories," author Jenny Forrester views her world through a kaleidoscopic lens of prose and poetry