Garth Stein is the internationally bestselling author of the contemporary classic, The Art of Racing the Rain. A major motion picture adaptation starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, and Amanda Seyfried, was release in the summer of 2019. The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more 6 million copies world-wide, been translated into […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Michelle Sagara

June 22nd, 2021 - Posted in

  Michelle Sagara lives in Toronto with her long-suffering husband and two sons. She is very allergic to cats, unlike many authors, and her house is a zone of chaos. With bookshelves. Her first novel was published in 1991 (Into the Darklands), and she’s continued to write novels since then. She writes as Michelle West (The Sun […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – N J Simmonds

June 8th, 2021 - Posted in

  Fantasy author N J Simmonds began her career in glossy magazines, then went on to manage marketing campaigns for big brands before going freelance. As well as being the author of fantasy series The Indigo Chronicles (BHC Press), she also writes Manga comics and is one half of paranormal romance author duo Caedis Knight. When Natali’s […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Julie Murphy

May 25th, 2021 - Posted in

  JULIE MURPHY lives in North Texas with her husband, who loves her; her dog, who adores her; and her cats, who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time. When she’s not writing, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, or […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Becca Puglisi

May 7th, 2021 - Posted in

  Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and other resources for writers. Her books have sold over 600,000 copies and are available in multiple languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.  She is passionate about learning and sharing her […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Janni Lee Simner

April 19th, 2021 - Posted in

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the award-winning Bones of Faerie trilogy, as well as the standalone young adult fantasy, Thief Eyes. She’s also published four children’s books; more than 30 short stories; the script for the video game The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse; and a guest episode for the Zombies, Run! app. Janni lives […]

Patricia Ballentine is known to many as an integrated artist having accomplished some degree of blending the right and left brain in her creative expressions. With an engineering background and over 40 years of experience as an industrial designer, she is also a visual artist, a poet and author, a process facilitator and teacher, an […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Kate Moore

April 6th, 2021 - Posted in

Kate Moore is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Radium Girls. A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humour; her work has been translated into more than 12 languages. The Radium Girls was the winner of the […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Jodie Archer

March 30th, 2021 - Posted in

Jodie has been in books forever. She has been a commissioning editor in London and New York. She has been research lead for a major online book store. She has been a lecturer in contemporary fiction and writing. All those book world roles have led to some expertise in answering two questions: what works? And why? Jodie got […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Pramila Jayapal

January 20th, 2021 - Posted in

  Pramila Jayapal says “I came to this country when I was 16 years old—my parents took all the money they had—about $5,000—and used it to send me to the United States by myself because they believed this was the place where I would get the best education and have the brightest future.  I worked my […]