YOUNG ADULT/DRAMA/ROMANCE INTERVIEWS
Harini Nagendra is a professor of ecology at Azim Premji University, and a well-known public speaker and writer on issues of nature and sustainability. She is internationally recognized for her scholarship on sustainability, with honors that include the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award, and the 2017 Clarivate Web of Science award for interdisciplinary research in India.
Her non-fiction books include Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future, and two books co-authored with Seema Mundoli – So Many Leaves, and Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities, which received the 2020 Publishing Next Awards for best English non-fiction book in India, and was featured on the 2021 Green Literature Festival’s honor list. The Bangalore Detectives Club is her first crime fiction novel.
May 4 , 2022
Sarah Kades writes eco-thrillers, and narrative non-fiction as Sarah Graham. Her writing is largely inspired by her previous career as an archaeologist where she routinely lived in tents, caught rides in helicopters and adored the awesomeness of the landscapes around her. Sarah is a two-time Energy Futures Lab Banff Summit storyteller, a recipient of the Calgary Arts Development individual artist grant, and has presented at the British Society of Criminology conference on the application of using arts-based approaches. When she’s not writing you can find her running, bumping into her next adventure, or trying to figure out where in the garden to put the makeshift wood-fired pizza oven.
March 17 , 2022
Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.
Anjan Sarkar’s preferred illustration style is “wonky and slightly misshapen,” which he realized around the time that he started drawing with his children (who are masters of the wonky line). His work is influenced by illustrators like David McKee, Jill McDonald, and Maurice Sendak, whose books he read as a little person. Anjan is also unhealthily obsessed with a few contemporary illustrators such as Benjamin Chaud, Sara Ogilvie, and Neal Layton. Since becoming a full-time illustrator, he’s created illustration for children’s books, animation, and advertising. Anjan works from a little studio in his house in Sheffield, England, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
March 8, 2022
ANNA J. WALNER
Anna began her journey to becoming an Author at a young age, escaping into the world of books. Visiting far away places and going on thrilling adventures, while dealing with Social Anxiety. Over time her own voice as an Author began to take shape. The Enrovia Series was her first series, establishing her own company, Silver Dawn Publishing, and venturing out for the first time. Anna is now a Bestselling Author of the debut novel in the The Uluru Legacy Series, “Garkain”. Her journey as an Author is only just beginning, with three more books in the series, and a new work in progress always at the ready.
Nove 2, 2021
I'm an author, copywriter, wife and super proud dog mom to three rambunctious rescue dogs.
I'm an old school romantic, with a proclivity for a little mischief.
With a background in marketing, and Human Resources, I've often found that the human element is by far the most colorful, complex and most interesting in the world.
As I child, I devoured every book I could get my hands on, and spent my free time writing fictional short-stories to share with my friends.
I suppose that was the reason I decided to write (and publish) my first book, Catalyst-Heart of the Inferno.
It's an action-romance about a dangerous mafia lord and his girl-next-door paramour. Written from both male and female perspectives, and with a few crazy twists and turns Catalyst certainly isn't your grandma's romance novel! I promise there is something for everyone!
Oct 8, 2021
Stephanie LaVigne comes from a long line of mystery lovers. Her books combine quirkiness, intrigue, and adventure...plus a healthy dose of humor and wit.
She has published over 50 popular novels under her pen names in both romance and mystery, and is a regular Amazon Bestseller. She writes Small-Town Romance under the name Sophie Mays.
June 28, 2021
Christie Stratos is an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Brotherhood of Secrets, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Christie has had short stories and poetry published in Ginosko Literary Journal, Andromedae Review, 99Fiction, and various anthologies. An avid reader of all genres and world literature, Christie reads everything from bestsellers to classics to indies.
Miss Grant’s sole purpose in life is to help Civil War veterans by painting portraits of them to reveal the beautiful souls beneath their injuries. She has met many exceptional men through answering their newspaper advertisements for a companion.
But the latest veteran, the beautiful Mr. Markham, is strange. He has no debilitating injuries, simply a long, deep scar on his face—nothing more. His isolation from society and his demands to be treated as an invalid defy belief. Why does he choose to suffer when he could enjoy a fulfilling life?
Something else is wrong with Mr. Markham. And by the time Miss Grant figures it out, it may be too late to escape