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Author Interview: ‘Mine’ by Rachael Tamayo

About the Book:

What happens in Vegas just might kill you.

When divorcee Justin Gray wakes up next to a beautiful stranger in Vegas on his birthday weekend, he assumes it’s just a drunken mistake. When he discovers that he’s married to said stranger in her early twenties, he insists on an annulment and assumes his life will return to normal once he gets back home.

He assumes wrong.

As the shapely blonde refuses to give him an annulment and insists the marriage continue, what was a wild weekend turns into a deadly mistake. 

Murder is only the beginning.

Get ready for a tale of greed so twisted you won’t know what’s on the next page or who anyone really is until the…

very…
last…
page.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I think I was born ready to tell a story. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, even as a child. I used to draw little picture books as a kid and staple them together. As a teenager I got old typewriters at thrift stores and punched out entire books. I wrote scenes in my diary. I was born to tell stories. 

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

As a person with two small kids, I can’t afford to be picky. Ha! I have been known to be sitting in a doctors office typing away in the Onedrive app on my phone. If I’m in the zone, it doesn’t much matter where I am. I store my work in Onedrive so it’s accessible anywhere I have internet. 

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I wish I knew. I’ve had people that know me give me the side-eye after reading my psychological thrillers. I have to promise them that I’m not crazy (okay, maybe a little bit) after they read my work for the first time. Seriously, I was a 911/Police/Fire/Ems dispatcher for twelve years and that sparked up the darker side of me. It just took a while before I was brave enough to risk putting it on paper. 

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I wish I did. My life would be much easier if  had any clue what I was doing when I start a novel. I typically have to start over multiple times, have multiple drafter versions of the same story that end up crammed into the final version that readers enjoy. I fly by the seat of my pants, as they say. My stories and my characters tell me where to go, I go by my gut. 

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I write psychological thrillers and suspense. I’ve always loved it. As soon as I was old enough I read true crime, thrillers, crime novels. And the psychological always drew me in. The strange and amazing things the human mind can do, especially if that mind is twisted or diseased in some way or another. That coupled with my experiences with the mentally ill and the monsters that humanity hides (thanks to my years in 911), it all came together into the perfect storm. 

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I never know how to answer this question. I’d love to see one of my books on the big screen, and my new release (MINE, coming out February 26th) has had multiple comments relating it to the movies, but I struggle with books to movies as most avid readers do. I’d be hard pressed to sit and sort through actors.

But Johnny Depp, I love him. I’d cast him anywhere. 

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I love audio books. I’ve been on a Stephen King kick lately, pouring through book after book of his. Caroline Kepnes and her YOU series (the books) blew me away. My favorite book from 2021 was The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica. I’ve read a couple of her books, I’ve never been disappointed. 

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m currently finishing up Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. As far as his books go, this one isn’t my favorite. Its great, don’t get me wrong, but not one I’d put in my top five. My favorite of his so far is The Shining.  

Anyone interested in my full reading list can visit my website at any time. I blog book reviews for every book I read! 

9: What is your favourite book and why?

To Kill a MockingBird, forever and always. I’ve read it so many times, and can’t wait for my kids to be old enough that I can read it to them. I love the relationship in the book between the kids and the mysterious Boo Radley down the street. The whole book is just amazing and reminds me of my childhood and English class. I loved English and secretly loved it when we were given books as reading assignments. I read this book as an assignment for 6th grade English, I believe. 

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write. Just write and write and write. Find your voice, take the time to perfect your story telling and structure. Listen to your editors, remember that it’s ok to start over. We’ve all done it. 

Above all else, don’t give up. If you are dying to be a writer it’s because you were born with a calling to tell stories. You are a story teller. Don’t give up. You can do this. 

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

I’m most often found on TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@rachaeltamayowrites

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rtamayo2004

Twitter: @rtamayo2004

You can always reach me via my website: www.RachaelTamayowrites.com 

About the Author:

Rachael is a multi-award-winning author. International bestseller, and love of all things dark and twisted. Rachael lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and children.

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Book Blitz: ‘The All-Night Sun’ by Diane Zinna

Title: The All-Night Sun

Author: Diane Zinna

Publisher: Random House

Genre: Psychological Literary Fiction / Women’s Fiction

About the Book:

A lonely young woman gets too close to her charismatic female student in this propulsive debut, culminating in a dangerously debauched Midsommar’s Eve. 

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE AND THE VCU CABELL FIRST NOVELIST AWARD – ‘Memorable and meaningful.’Claire Messud, New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Girl

Lauren Cress teaches writing at a small college outside of Washington, DC. In the classroom, she is poised, smart, and kind, well liked by her students and colleagues. But in her personal life, Lauren is troubled and isolated, still grappling with the sudden death of her parents ten years earlier. She seems to exist at a remove from everyone around her until a new student joins her class: charming, magnetic Siri, who appears to be everything Lauren wishes she could be. They fall headlong into an all-consuming friendship that makes Lauren feel as though she is reclaiming her lost adolescence. 

When Siri invites her on a trip home to Sweden for the summer, Lauren impulsively accepts, intrigued by how Siri describes it: green, fresh, and new, everything just thawing out. But once there, Lauren finds herself drawn to Siri’s enigmatic, brooding brother, Magnus. Siri is resentful, and Lauren starts to see a new side of her friend: selfish, reckless, self-destructive, even cruel. On their last night together, Lauren accompanies Siri and her friends on a seaside camping trip to celebrate Midsommar’s Eve, a night when no one sleeps, boundaries blur, and under the light of the unsetting sun, things take a dark turn. 

Ultimately, Lauren must acknowledge the truth of what happened with Siri and come to terms with her own tragic past in this gorgeously written, deeply felt debut about the transformative relationships that often come to us when things feel darkest. 

Praise for The All-Night Sun

“In The All-Night Sun, Diane Zinna displays her deep understanding of the writing craft…. Her stunning debut novel is a twisting tale of grief, hope and self-deceit, a story as mesmerizing as the young women at its heart.”—BookPage (starred review)

[An] unsettling, mesmerizing debut…. In gently hypnotic prose, Zinna beautifully explores the transformative powers of grief, loneliness, intimate friendships, and the hunger we have to be understood.”  Refinery29 (“The 25 Books You’ll Want To Read This Summer”)

“Diane Zinna’s The All-Night Sun is an unexpected love story—about rebirth after loss, about the human connections that art and literature enable, about the adventures we undertake and the tales we tell ourselves to get by. It’s also about risk and sorrow, about how our stories can fatefully mask reality. This is a memorable and meaningful novel.” Claire Messud, New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Girl

“This stunning debut novel explores the space between dreams and nightmares, life and death, the brilliance of the midnight sun and the darkness when you shut your eyes. Diane Zinna has given us a tender, aching, and unforgettable story.” Julia Phillips, author of the National Book Award finalist Disappearing Earth

The All-Night Sun is a provocative examination of the often-blurred boundaries between teacher and student as well as the disorienting effects of grief. Using language so suffused with light and color that it’s hard to look away from her words, Diane Zinna writes movingly about family, friendship, psychic black holes, and the ways in which art and writing can ameliorate the damage life etches on us all.” Jennifer Steil, author of The Ambassador’s Wife

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About the Author:

Diane Zinna is originally from Long Island, New York. She received her MFA from the University of Florida and has taught writing workshops for more than a decade. She formerly worked at AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and in 2014, Diane created the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, helping to match more than six hundred writers over twelve seasons. Diane has become well-known for her popular, online grief writing sessions that have grown each Sunday since the start of the pandemic. Diane lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. The All-Night Sun is her first novel.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.dianezinna.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dianeyzp

Twitter: @dianezinna

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dianezinna

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Author Interview: ‘The Tattoo Murder’ by Bob Brill

About the Book:

The Tattoo Murder” is the story of a U-S Army combat veteran who became a police officer back in his home town after he’d seen enough injustice in the world. A different kind of cop, Det. John Potenza travels to the tune of his own drum, the waves which he loves to surf, the women who occupy his life and the music which drives him. All this is secondary to getting it right when it comes to justice. An Italian-American who knows his way around the kitchen, the fit and trim with comic book hero good looks catches the eye of almost every woman he meets. If he were British he’d probably be in “her Majesty’s Secret Service” with a Double-O in his name. Many of the characters in the book are derived from Bob Brill’s own past and acquaintances and friends and while the book is a work of fiction, the people are real – well sort of.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’ve always been a writer I guess since I was a child. I began writing jokes to tell to parents and their friends when I was about six years old. In school I wrote stories and read historical novels and history books which I loved and still do. When I went into radio right out of high school part of what I eventually did was produce and voice, and in radio usually you are the writer as well. I’ve always loved creating, writing and producing so it came rather naturally to me. When I decided I wanted to write books I had written many articles for magazines and some newspapers.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

At my desktop. I hate using a laptop and feel most comfortable in my office at home in front of the three monitors I have.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I see something in front of me on the street and it triggers a story. Or maybe while driving I get something, which is most often the case, then I kind of imagine it in my head and then I must immediately go to my phone and record the idea for later. That’s basically it.  Sometimes I hear a story on the radio and that triggers something.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

A plan or an outline is probably the best way to state it. I know I have a beginning and an end, and the middle just kinda comes along with them.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I’ve written more westerns than anything but that’s because I wanted to write a series of books on one character, but my latest is a detective novel which I actually wrote long before the westerns but just recently decided to publish. “The Tattoo Murder” may turn into a series. I write any genre except horror, which always comes out like the Twilight Zone when I try.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

Mathew McConahey (SP) Roony Mara, and in the westerns probably Eric Bana.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I do read when I have time but I really don’t have a favorite author. I like good stories, presidents, history.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

“Forget the Alamo” and “The York Patrol”.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

“The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli, the Logic the man lays out is incredible.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Just to begin writing. You will find out if you have a passion for this or not because if you find it a chore, then you won’t be a writer because a writer must have passion to want to do it full time, or even part time. Usually though the problem most people have is just sitting down and writing. If you don’t just do that, you will never know.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

I do post on facebook, my own website (www.bobbrillbooks.com), Amazon, some Twitter.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobbrillsr

Twitter: @bobbrillla

Amazon page: www.amazon.com/Bob-Brill/e/B00411A3MY

About the Author:

A native of Pittsburgh, PA and a hardcore Pirates and Steelers fan, Bob began in radio career in 1972 and worked all over the western US, several times in the L-A market. He’s currently a news anchor at CBS Radio LA; KNX 1070 News Radio.

Bob has won multiple broadcast awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award (among others) for anchoring KNX’s storm coverage in 2011.

A baseball historian, Bob writes the very popular weekly column found at http://www.baseballinthe1960s.com. He also is a podcaster who has teamed with former NFL Quarterback Erik Kramer for a weekly Fantasy Football Podcast called Kramer and Brill, which can be found where ever you get your podcasts or at their website http://www.kramerandbrill.com. Both are always posted on Facebook as well as Twitter. 

Bob made his mark with the UPI Radio Network when a gunman went crazy in a San Diego fast food restaurant and Bob covered the story. It was his first big break. He later became a UPI National Correspondent and Bureau Chief. He has interviewed presidents, covered Super Bowl games and Hollywood as well as major news stories.

He lives in L-A. He has survived earthquakes and a beating during the 1992 L-A riots while covering the story, which was recorded on audio tape.

Bob is considered to have an excellent voice and has not only done many voice overs and radio spots, he’s starred in television commercials. Bob authored “Fan Letters to a Stripper: A Patti Waggin Tale” from Schiffer Publishing and “NO BARRIER: How the Internet Destroyed the World Economy”. His third book “Al Kabul; Home Grown Terrorist” is sure to be a controversial novel as well as a great read. “Lancer; Hero of the West – The Prescott Affair” is the first in a series of western novels set in the 1880’s, centering on the central figure; Lancer. Lancer is a gun for hire, good guy, who works the West out of Tombstone.

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Book Blitz: ‘Catalyst’ by Nicole Fanning

Title: Catalyst

Series: Heart of the Inferno Book 1

Author: Nicole Fanning

Genre: Romantic Suspense

About the Book:

When Natalie Tyler arrives in Chicago to attend her cousin’s wedding, she is just hoping to survive the week with her estranged family… And her ex-fiancé. One week. One uneventful week at the beautiful Hotel Jefferson, is all she has to endure before she can return to her quiet life in Miami. 

However, fate has other plans. A split second decision, unknowingly puts her in the path of one of the city’s wealthiest bachelors. And one of the deadliest. She finds herself thrust into a world she does not understand. The world of Jaxon Pace. Billionaire. Hotelier. Mafia Boss. In an expansive underworld of crime, violence and deceit, Jaxon is KING. He is heartless, ruthless, and runs the city with an iron fist. The devilishly handsome Jaxon is used to getting what he wants, no matter the cost. 

However, Natalie did not come to Chicago for love, and certainly not for an ungrateful, spoiled playboy with a god complex. But soon she begins to wonder if there is more to this mysterious man than meets the eye? Entangled in their fiery romance, and a fleeting hope of happiness, Jaxon sets his sights on the beautiful and charismatic Natalie Tyler. But his enemies have noticed Natalie too. Can Jaxon win Natalie’s heart, before everything goes up in flames?

Their passionate romance will take you on a heart pounding wild ride of suspense, mystery, and chemistry so explosive, it could set the whole city on fire! Catalyst is the first of THREE incendiary installments in the Heart of the Inferno Series. It will have you cheering for true love and gripping your seat, unable to put it down!

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Excerpt:

Chapter 3

NATALIE

I wake up to a ceiling fan circling above me, and a terrible pain in my right hand. I am lying on a leather couch, and there is a cool cloth on my forehead. 

What the…? 

“Ma’am?” A voice says, startling me.

“What’s going on? Where am I?”

My right-hand hurts like hell. I stretch out my fingers.

“It’s alright, you are here at the Hotel Jefferson.” 

Oh okay, well at least that is good…that is where I was trying to be. 

“What happened?” I ask sitting up. 

I slowly start to look at the room around me and realize I am in an office. The walls are a charcoal gray, and the wood furniture is a dark cedar. The place smells of sandalwood…and man. 

“That’s what we are trying to figure out.” 

I focus my eyes on the man in front of me. He is older, probably in his late fifties, and he is strong and muscular. He wears all black, minus a Hotel Jefferson name tag with ‘Ethan White–Head of Security’ written underneath. He has a bruise forming on his left eye, and a little blood on the inside of his nose—evidence of a recent broken nose that had perhaps been reset. 

Oh. That’s right… 

It all starts coming back to me. The garage, the little girl, the neck tattoo, the gunshots, the taser and my fist landing a punch to someone’s face. Presumably, HIS face.

“Oh my God,” I say wincing. “Did I do that?”

He stares at me for a moment before a small smirk breaks his lips, amused. “Yes, first broken nose I’ve had in decades.”

“If it makes you feel any better, you have a pretty hard face.” I say stretching out my fingers on my right hand again which is incredibly swollen. “I am so sorry. I was just so rattle. I wasn’t sure who you were in that moment…” I, say, my voice shaking. “That man…that man in the garage with the next tattoo, did you see him?”

He nods. “Yes, we did”.

“He tried to kidnap that little girl, and I was just trying to stop it but instead of running off he started shooting at us.” I say, as I can feel the panic rising in my chest. I start to hyperventilate, but the man in front of me raises his hand gently.

“Miss Tyler…it’s ok.”

“No, it is not okay…what the hell happened? I mean, all of that…was real, right? I was SHOT at today!” 

“Take a few deep breaths.” 

Yes. That is the short answer. 

All of that had happened…and I remembered all of it now. I remember the pounding of my heart and the little girl clinging to me in terror. “And the little girl…” I ask. “Where is she? Is she safe?”

“Yes, Miss Tyler. She is safe with her father,” he says with a smile, as he places a hand on mine. “Because of you.”

Oh, thank God. 

“Can I get you anything?”

“Wait, you called me Miss Tyler…” I say. “How do you—?”

“When you fainted, I brought you inside and found your wallet. We have already verified you have a reservation with us this evening.”

“I fainted,” I say more as a statement than a question. 

Oh…well that’s embarrassing. Some gallant hero I am. 

He nods as I stomach my embarrassment that I passed out in front of him, and he had to carry me through the hotel. 

“I’m sorry, I had an early flight. I missed breakfast this morning.” 

And dinner last night. 

He stands up and silently walks out of the room. He returns momentarily with a bag of pretzels, a Sprite, and a small bag of ice. 

“For your right hook,” he says with a faint smile.

“Thank you.” 

I wrap my hand in the ice and wince from the pain. I realize that punching someone in real life has no comparison to practice- punching in self-defense class. None whatsoever. 

I open the pretzels and pop one into my mouth, my hands still shaking. 

“Now Miss Tyler—” he starts to say before I hear a commotion in the hallway. 

Suddenly the office door swings open with a bang, making me jump, and causing me to spill a bit of the soda on the carpet. 

“I WANT NEW CAMERAS IN THE WHOLE FUCKING BUILDING! IMMEDIATELY!” The man in the doorway bellows down the hall. “And fire that fucking tutor! I want her out of this building before I leave this room!” 

Then the door slams shut, making me jump again. The angry shouting man stands fuming with his back to me, his broad shoulders tensed against his suit coat.

“Miss Tyler,” Ethan says softly. “May I present, Mr. Jaxon Pace.”

About the Author:

Nicole is a smitten wife and super proud dog mom to three rambunctious rescue dogs.

She is an old school romantic, with a proclivity for a little mischief, and an obsession with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Her debut novel, Catalyst, is the first incendiary installment of the Heart of the Inferno Series, which follows the story of a dangerous mafia don and the girl who became his only exception.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.nherownwords.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nicole.fanning.1

Twitter: @AuthorNFanning

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authornicolefanning

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Author Interview: ‘Déjà Doomed’ by Edward M. Lerner

About the Book:

On the Moon’s far side, shielded from Earth’s radio cacophony, Americans are building a radio-astronomy observatory. Russians sift the dust of a lunar “sea” for helium-3 to run future fusion reactors. Commercial robots, remotely operated from Earth, roam the Moon’s near side in a hunt for mineral wealth. Why chase distant asteroids for precious metals? Onetime asteroids must lie close beneath the much-bombarded lunar surface.

Then a prospecting robot encounters a desiccated, spacesuited figure. An alien figure ….

Americans from the lunar observatory investigate. Near the original find, underground, they discover an alien installation. Lunar Russians, realizing that the Americans are up to something clandestine, send their own small team. Each group distrusts the other … even before the fatal “accidents” begin. By the time anyone suspects what ancient evil they have awakened, it may be too late―

For everyone on Earth, too.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

By training, I’m a physicist and computer engineer. I worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty years, for much of that period — when time permitted — writing science fiction as a hobby. In 2004, after selling my second novel — meaning the first wasn’t a fluke – I began writing full-time. 

But why did I start writing? I’d apparently been complaining more than usual about what I’d been reading, and my wife said something along the lines of I suppose you can do better. So really, I had no choice but to try.  

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

A place, yes: my well configured, however cluttered, home office. No preferred time apart from never early in the morning.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

More or less everywhere. Things I’ve read, both fiction and non. Things in the zeitgeist, digital and otherwise. Things people say, without intending to influence, much less to initiate, future story scribbling. Catchy turns of phrase that, often with years-long persistence, haunt me before finding release in some story. Vacation stops. Family history. Basically, being receptive to the myriad myriads of stimuli all around. 

Yet more briefly: no writer is ever entirely off-duty.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

The extent of the plan varies with the story, but I always know where a story is going. That’s not to say the plan never changes. Because the outline works for me, not the other way around. And also because characters will have things to say ….

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I write science fiction, technothrillers, and popular science. Why? Because, first things first, I’m into science. Science is the best method we humans have found for understanding the world, improving our physical circumstances, and recovering from our own missteps. Science fiction just adds to that. SF not only entertains, it can — and often has — inspired people to become scientists and engineers. Me, for one.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

To answer that, first I have to say something about the book. It’s a near-future adventure set mostly on the Moon. Our intrepid explorers find artifacts left by ancient alien visitors — and you just know nothing good can come of poking around in those. Even if the novel’s title weren’t Déjà Doomed.

For Marcus, the American engineer hero, the clear choice is Matt Damon. I mean, look how well Damon handled a similar role in The Martian. For Marcus’s foil, Yevgeny, the Russian spy whose cover is lunar bush pilot, I’d go with Sergey Puskepalis, aka the engineer Zaytsev in the submarine/caper movie Black Sea. And as Valerie, Marcus’s brilliant astronomer wife — not one to let being stuck on Earth get in the way of insinuating herself into the off-world action – Amy Adams, who did such an exceptional job playing the brilliant exo-linguist in the SF movie Arrival.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

It’s a rare day I don’t read, whether science fiction or other fiction, science or history. I often have two or more books in progress.

Among the more classic SF authors, many of the usual suspects. Heinlein. Niven. Laumer. McDevitt. Brin. Turtledove. Among younger authors, Rob Sawyer, Ted Chiang, and Andy Weir. Outside the genre, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Harris, Jack Higgins. Many popular-science and popular-history authors. And my apologies to everyone slipping my mind at the moment.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

In genre, a bit of a retrospective: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke. Out of genre, a biology book, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

9: What is your favourite book and why?

One favorite? It’s not possible to pick one. Not even close.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Those would be my website, edwardmlerner.com, and my blog, blog.edwardmlerner.com. Also, shockingly enough, on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon, always as Edward M. Lerner. In all cases, that’s spelled L-e-r-n-e-r.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdwardMLerner

Amazon page: www.amazon.co.uk/Edward-M-Lerner/e/B001IGSZLQ

About the Author:

EDWARD M. LERNER worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of that time writing science fiction as his hobby. Since 2004 he has written full-time. 

His novels range from near-future technothrillers, like Small Miracles and Energized, to futuristic mysteries, like The Company Man, to such traditional SF-adventure fare as Dark Secret and his InterstellarNet series. Collaborating with Larry Niven, Lerner also wrote the space-opera epic Fleet of Worlds series of Ringworld companion novels. His 2015 novel, InterstellarNet: Enigma, won the inaugural Canopus Award “honoring excellence in interstellar writing.” His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards. 

In shorter forms, Lerner’s writing has appeared in anthologies, collections, and many of the usual SF magazines and websites. He also writes about science and technology, most notably including Trope ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction.

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