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    Author on Focus: Ryan Attard

    The author about himself: Ryan is a writer and a podcaster. He’s the author of the Legacy series and the Pandora Chronicles, simultaneously writing in the Urban Fantasy and the sci-fi/ adventure thriller genres. His third series, Evil Plan Inc., will be coming out soon. Ryan is also the sole host of The Lurking Voice podcast, where he are talking about books and movies – although in reality this is merely an excuse to play 70’s classic rock and do silly voices that would otherwise have him detained in a mental facility. He’s also willing to admit that he wanted to write his own bio just so that he could refer…

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    Author on Focus: Colleen Hoover

    Colleen Hoover is #1 New York Times bestselling author. Colleen Hoover was born December 11, 1979 in Sulphur Springs, TX, to Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She grew up in Saltillo, TX, and graduated from Saltillo High School in 1998. In 2000, she married Heath Hoover, with whom she now has three sons and a pig named Sailor. Hoover graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a degree in Social Work. She worked various social work and teaching jobs until she began her writing career. In November 2011, Colleen began writing her first novel, Slammed, with no intentions of getting published. She was inspired by a lyric, “decide what to be and…

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    Author on Focus: Melinda Salisbury

    Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, in England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also likes medieval castles, non-medieval aquariums, Richard III, and all things Scandinavian. The Sin Eater’s Daughter is her first novel, and was published by Scholastic in 2015. She is represented by the amazing Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White.   Bibliography: • The Sin Eater’s Daughter 1. The Sin Eater’s Daughter 2. The Sleeping Prince   Find her…

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    Author on Focus: C.L. Coffey

    Début author Cheryl works in an office by day. By night she leads a (not-so) secret life DJing, and throughout it all, is constantly scribbling away as the plot bunnies demand constant attention. Her first novel was written when she should have been revising for her GCSEs. While it is unlikely to ever see the light of day, it was the start of long relationship with the evil plot bunnies of doom. A need to do more than just one subject led her to the University of Hull, where she graduated with an honours degree in American Studies. For the third year of the four year degree, she was able to…

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    Author on Focus: Jeaniene Frost

    Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the upcoming Broken Destiny series.  To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene splits her time between North Carolina and Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. Bibliography: • The Night Huntress 1. Halfway to the Grave 2. One Foot in the Grave 3. At Grave’s End 4. Destined…

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    Author on Focus: Cassandra Clare

    Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called “The Beautiful Cassandra” based on a Jane Austen short story of…

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    Author on Focus: Deborah Harkness

    Deborah about herself: I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and have lived in western Massachusetts, the Chicago area, Northern California, upstate New York, and Southern California. In other words, I’ve lived in three out of five time zones in the US! I’ve also lived in the United Kingdom in the cities of Oxford and London. For the past twenty-eight years I’ve been a student and scholar of history, and received degrees from Mount Holyoke College, Northwestern University, and the University of California at Davis. During that time I researched the history of magic and science in Europe, especially during the period from 1500 to 1700. The libraries I’ve…

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    Author on Focus: Lori M. Lee

    Lori was born in the mountains of Laos where her family relocated to a Thailand refugee camp for a few years and then moved permanently to the United States when she was three. She can’t remember any of it, and uses this excuse to insist she was raised by invisible flying unicorns. Like thestrals but less morbid. She’s been writing since the third grade although quality has hopefully improved. Her first novel was a Mary Sue fantasy romance she wrote when she was a preteen. It contained many things preteens probably should not have been writing about. She blames her older sisters. Other (random or otherwise) things about Lori: •…