was born January 27, 1983 in Bayonne, N.J. He specializes in writing in the science fiction and fantasy genre
Books by Joseph Lallo:
- The Great Convergence © 2011
- The Battle of Verril © 2011
Born in Västerbotten in northern Sweden in 1954, Stieg Larsson had a professional career that bears a striking resemblance to that of the protagonist of his Millennium thrillers, Mikael Blomkvist. Beginning as a graphic designer for the news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), Larsson went on to become the chief editor of Expo, the magazine published by the Expo Foundation, an organization he helped establish in 1995 to combat racism and the Swedish right-wing extremist movement.
Inspired by an old joke shared with a colleague at TT, Larsson admitted he started writing the Millennium novels — The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and Castles in the Sky (working English title) — just for fun. Describing them as "pension insurance," Larsson said he enjoyed the process of fiction writing so much that he didn't make contact with a publisher until he had completed the first two and had a third under way. Though Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004 and never saw any of his books in print, all three were subsequently published in Scandinavia and continental Europe to great acclaim. He left behind the unfinished manuscript for a fourth book in the series.
Books by Stieg Larsson:
is the New York Times Bestselling author of A KILLER'S KISS, MARKED MAN, FALLS THE SHADOW, PAST DUE, FATAL FLAW, BITTER TRUTH, and HOSTILE WITNESS. His thrillers have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages and have been sold all across the globe. He also recently published a small existential novel called KOCKROACH under the pseudonym Tyler Knox. Before becoming a novelist, he was a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, as well as the Iowa Writers Workshop, he lives with his wife, his three children, and his dog, Chase Muttley, in Philadelphia.
Books by William Lashner:
was born in 1962 and is the first of four siblings. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and Chesapeake Bay. She attended elementary school primarily at Holy Trinity Elementary School in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and attended high school at Immaculata Prepatory School. She studied at Fordham, where she received a Ph. D. in English, concentrating on Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern British Literature. Lindskold was a superior student and successfully defended her Ph.D. on her 26th birthday. Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, she started publishing stories in 1992, and she published her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December, 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend — shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns — who have sworn to keep their existence hidden from a human race prone to kill what it does not understand. In her Firekeeper Saga, she writes about a woman who discovers that politics among the wolves she was raised by and politics among human royalty are not so different.
Lindskold lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, anthropologist Jim Moore.
Link to her Web site: http://www.janelindskold.com/
Books by Jane Lindskold:
- Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls
- The Buried Pyramid©2004
- Child of a Rainless Year©2005
- Legends Walking©1999
- Lord Demon©1999
- Marks of Our Brothers©1995
- Pipes of Orpheus©1995
- Smoke and Mirrors©1996
- When The Gods Are Silent©1997
- Through Wolf's Eyes©2001
- Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart©2002
- The Dragon of Dispair©2004
- Wolf Captured©2004
- Wolf Hunting©2006
- Wolf's Blood©2007
I was born and raised in upstate New York. My seven siblings and I were as wild and untended as the land around us, nurtured by the rich, black earth and warm sunshine. We swam in a shallow creek and made forts in the corn field where I would lie beneath the enormous blue sky and imagine epic adventures.
Alone I would haunt the forest, sharing my stories with the trees. I would press my face against their bark to feel their energy; a deeply furrowed oak, a scaly pine, a smooth beech, all welcoming my skinny arms and childish cheek. Thirty feet in the air, I would perch on their limbs, feeling safe beneath their leafy canopy. There I would become the heroine of the stories I imagined. There I began my life as a writer.
My first attempt at storytelling was in English comp class at SUNY University at Fredonia. My professor, Melinda Wendell, told me I had a voice for storytelling and that she hoped to see my work in a bookstore one day. (Thank you, Professor Wendell!) I never finished that particular story, but in the messy, handwritten pages of my journal, an idea began to form. While researching, I came across a Civil War memoir by George K. Collins, titled “The 149th NY Volunteers...” and I knew I'd found the premise for my first book Shades of Honor.
My award-winning Grayson Brothers series set in 19th Century Fredonia echoes the sounds and smells of my childhood. Like me, my characters are driven to understand what it means to be alive to each experience and fully embrace the unknown.
Unfortunately, while writing my last two Grayson books I spiraled into chronic fatigue syndrome. Although I dabbled with a few projects during that time, I didn't have the energy or focus to write a book. Like all adventures, there comes a moment when a person must embrace the unknown and leap! I took up tai chi to get myself moving again. I started kickboxing a few months later and eventually began taking karate. I'm happy to say that three years later I've earned an Orange Belt in A.K.T. Karate, have returned to vibrant health, and most importantly, I'm back to work on the next Grayson book and am looking forward to sharing it with you.
For more information and a peek at the next Grayson book please explore my website. Please subscribe to my newsletter and I will let you know when the book is available. Web Site: http://www.wendylindstrom.com
Books by Wendy Lindstrom:
is a retired military NCO, who specialized in the field of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. This story comes from his life experiences dealing with criminals and injustice in the justice system. He uses his experience from the police field to develop a "larger than life" means of attaining "across the board" true justice for victims of violent crime. But his ultimate goal is to completely update a justice system that cannot keep pace with the rampant violence in our society. Intentions of law from 200 years ago like firearms from that era, are sorely lacking in force for todays violent mindset and lack of respect for life.
- The Longing
- Lips that Touch Mine
Books by Wes Lloyd:
I'm a resident of Colorado, localized in the Denver/Boulder area, and I believe that while you should love what you do for work, you should spend more time in your life loving the many things you do when you are not working. I'm regularly involved with charity organizations that I not only care about, but also include people who are amazing to spend time around. I prefer to volunteer and meet people.
I wrote my first book in 2008, after I couldn't find a book that I preferred, a chance encounter with a stranger who was looking for the same thing, and some free time. It was written in 1 month, and edited in the next, releasing afterwards. Like everything else, writing is fun, but I could never do it ‘full time' for the rest of my life. I also don't believe in fans, because I never write in the same genre twice.
I taught myself web-design in 1998, PHP in 2007, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in 2008, and I continue to learn everyday. I've built websites for years, but I've built tools
Books by Mario Lurig:
- PHP Reference: Beg. to Int. © 2008
Trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, CJ has assisted police and prosecutors with cases involving child abuse, rape, homicide and Munchausen by Proxy. She has worked in numerous trauma centers, on the Navajo reservation, as a crisis counselor, victim advocate, as well as a flight physician for Life Flight and Stat Medevac.
These skills have proved useful during CJ's adventures both in the US and abroad.
She participated in an archeological expedition in the Outback of Australia sponsored by the Kuku Djugan tribe and was one of few people allowed access to explore the Hell's Gate Wilderness Preserve in Kenya on foot during an environmental impact survey of the Lake Navisha region.
She has also traveled extensively in the US, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Caribbean. She holds an orange belt in Kempo and enjoys hiking, white water rafting, and outdoor photography when she is not writing or teaching.
CJ has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing thrillers centering on strong relationships and led her to coin the term: Thrillers with Heart. Web site: http://cjlyons.net
Books by CJ Lyons: