Category Profiles

An Interview With Barbara McHugh

An Interview With Barbara McHugh

Since the 80’s, Barbara McHugh has studied and practiced Buddhism. However, unlike most Buddhists, she also attends a Christian church. “I think [both] these religions are basically the same thing, no matter how much they like to think it,” notes…

An Interview With N.L. Holmes

An Interview With N.L. Holmes

The period of ancient Egyptian history, called the New Kingdom, is the setting for the second installment of NL HolmesLord Hani mystery series, The crocodile doesn’t make a sound† Egypt is in turmoil under King Akhenaten’s controversial policies, and when…

An Interview With Jack Estes

An Interview With Jack Estes

In 1969, when Jack Estes was only 19 years old, he returned home to Portland, Oregon, after serving in the Vietnam War. Before Estes was wounded and decorated, he saw the bloody horrors of war, which naturally left their mark.…

An Interview With Ayn Cates Sullivan

An Interview With Ayn Cates Sullivan

A novelist hopes Celtic myths can help readers understand the world Ayn Cates Sullivan knows she brings a uniquely personal experience to her books. Finally, she asks, “How many Americans are crawling around old cairns in Wales?” Sullivan has visited…

An Interview With Jane Ward

An Interview With Jane Ward

In the aftermath examines the effects of tragedy on those left behind Jane Ward keeps coming back to two loves: books and baking. The first led to a degree in English Literature from Simmons University and a passion for advocacy…

An Interview With Joe Ricker

An Interview With Joe Ricker

Among edgy, gritty characters, writer Joe Ricker finds his place From the captivating first chapter, Joe Rickercrime thriller What terrible cunning dives into a grueling world of double crosses, false identities and murder. Much of that is due to the…

An Interview With Vicki Spandel

An Interview With Vicki Spandel

A chance visit from a stray cat inspires a first children’s book When the stray cat emerged from the wilderness to spy on Oregon author Vicki Spandel, its appearance captured her imagination. “I wondered where he came from and that…

An Interview With Jacqueline Friedland

An Interview With Jacqueline Friedland

A lawyer turned writer explores the complex nature of parenting Jacqueline Friedland’s new book is inspired by a quirk of biology: A surrogate mother — a person who carries an embryo made from a donor egg and sperm and is…

An Interview With Joshua Senter

An Interview With Joshua Senter

A television writer turns to novels for the first time Last year was a challenge for Joshua Senter† As a television screenwriter, he was looking forward to returning to work in 2020 after a protracted dispute between the Writers Guild…