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January: KATRINA KITTLE

A new year brings each of us the chance to begin new projects or revitalize ongoing ones. For me, 2024 marks the sixth year of featuring authors on my website. I've been blessed to introduce readers to sixty local and national writers from debut novelists to New York Times and USA Today Best-selling authors. This January, it is my distinct pleasure to highlight one of Ohio's most accomplished creative minds, a writer whose career spans more than a decade and who has gifted readers with [...]

By |2023-12-31T17:48:20+00:00December 31st, 2023|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

September: RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS

When I met author Ruth Dudley Edwards at the PrimeCrime Conference in 2022 in Indianapolis, I immediately knew I wanted to interview her. What I didn't know was that she would be the featured author in September of 2023, the same month I would be traveling to the British Isles for the first time! Nor did I know that I would be in London and have the opportunity to meet her at her favorite café in Covent Garden. Wow! The universe sends gifts when one [...]

By |2023-08-31T17:05:37+00:00August 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

July Author of the Month: CHARLES JACOBS

Summer is the perfect time to explore new authors and expand your reading world into genres unfamiliar to you. July's author offers a dive into the sci-fi thriller pool with The Pangaea Solution. This debut novel by one of my newest author friends, Charles Jacobs, doesn't disappoint in the action category. In his day job, Chuck works as a management consultant, specializing in quantitative analysis applied to risk and strategy, and as an aspiring writer.  In his writing, he mixes a thrilling story with complex, [...]

By |2023-06-30T17:45:06+00:00June 30th, 2023|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

June Author of the Month: SIERA LONDON

How lucky am I to have the lovely, scintillating, and 'Best-Selling' Siera London as my June author of the month? Her LunchTime Chronicles are scrumptious enough to finish during your break and her stand-alone novels take romance to new, hot levels. I had the good fortune to work with Siera on a writing contest and was super-impressed by her willingness to mentor new writers and assist existing ones.   Janet Irvin: Welcome, Siera, to my author's nook. Let's settle in and get right to the [...]

By |2023-05-31T16:31:36+00:00May 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

April Author of the Month: JOHN DESJARLAIS

April showers are probably not as welcome in parts of our nation as they have been in years past, especially given the bomb cyclones experienced by California since the start of this year. As I construct our interview for this month, my local weather forecast promises two to five inches of rain. Holy sump pump! But the rain can't dampen my excitement at introducing you to this month's featured author, John Desjarlais.  John comes to us as a former producer with Wisconsin Public Radio and [...]

By |2023-03-31T17:18:45+00:00March 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

JILLIAN DAVID

  As a member of the Central Ohio Fiction Writers, I have attended a fantastic number of presentations by published authors, but none more fun, fascinating, and full of great tips than "Fast Drafting 101" by my delightful March author Jillian David, who lives, in her own words, "near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and her bossy cats." A rural physician in her real-world job, award-winning author Jillian David writes quickly (thus the idea of fast-drafting!), then slowly edits [...]

By |2023-03-01T19:44:12+00:00March 1st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

C.J. BOX

I'm thrilled to welcome New York Times best-selling author and the writer inspiration for not one but two TV series C. J. BOX to my author nook. I met him at the PrimeCrime Writers Conference in Indianapolis in October of 2022 and was immediately taken by his gracious personality and his willingness to engage with the assembly of writers. Plus, I love a great western tale, and C.J. has crafted over thirty novels, which include the Joe Pickett and the Hoyt/Dewell series as well as [...]

By |2023-01-31T18:02:19+00:00January 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments
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