‘Far Away Bird’: Six Questions for Douglas A. Burton [INTERVIEW]

Douglas A. Burton

Douglas A. Burton is a man fascinated by the role heroes and heroines play in our culture. Now he’s written a book about one of his favorites.

We don’t always advertise it as such, but we love a good hero story. Whether we’re watching the latest incarnation of Superman or Spider-Man or reading about more mortal heroes like Atticus Finch or Jack Reacher (although let’s face it, they kind of have their own brand of super powers), we love to have someone to cheer for. That’s one of the reasons we recently chatted with Douglas A. Burton, author of Far Away Bird, a novel based on one woman who made a big splash in history quite a long time ago. We hope you enjoy our interview as much as we did! —J&H Read more of this post

‘The Spirit of Fire’: Six Questions for Susanne Dunlap [INTERVIEW]

Susanne Dunlap

Susanne Dunlap is the prolific author of the Orphans of Tolosa trilogy.
(Photo by Sigrid Estrada)

Looking back at all those history classes I took during college, I recall being fascinated by the time period surrounding the Crusades. It was a bleak era filled with much bloodshed, and yet the stories of the Templar knights always seemed mysterious and adventurous despite it all. Now Susanne Dunlap brings those same qualities to her own work with her engrossing Orphans of Tolosa trilogy, and its latest installment, The Spirit of Fire. We were delighted she stopped by to chat about the new volume. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview. —J&H Read more of this post

‘Beyond the Moon’: Six Questions for Catherine Taylor [INTERVIEW]

Couple at sunset

The only thing that separates lovers First Lieutenant Robert Lovett and medical student Louisa Casson is a century of time. (Photo courtesy Canva)

From the moment I started reading Beyond the Moon, I could not put it down! This is the kind of novel that combines romance, drama, and fantasy seamlessly, and as a result it keeps readers like me suspending disbelief and buying the time-travel plot hook, line, and sinker. Now enjoy this exclusive interview with the author, Catherine Taylor! —J&H Read more of this post

‘The Lords of the Wind’: Six Questions for C.J. Adrien [INTERVIEW]

C.J. Adrien

Author C.J. Adrien never seemed to fit, until he started to do a little digging into his family’s history. (Photo by Zach Bascom, Dry Sky Photography)

My family has always been fascinated by history, particularly on the maternal side of my family. My great uncle and his children, in particular, dug deep into genealogical records, tracing ancestors back to European roots before following their travels to Australia and the Americas. Still, I didn’t know any of this until I was a senior in high school and had to start researching that information on my own, so I remember what it is like to wonder how you fit into the fabric of time and what made me the way I am. In The Lords of the Wind, the first in a new series about Viking history, we discover how Hasting the Avenger faced similar questions and why author C.J. Adrien is the perfect man to tackle telling his story. We hope you enjoy reading this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post

‘Child of Love and Water’: Six Questions for D.K. Marley [INTERVIEW]

D.K. Marley

Discover what inspired D.K. Marley to travel nearly 300 years into the past to tell her new story, Child of Love and Water. (Photo courtesy D.K. Marley, Facebook)

The origins of stories are as varied as the writers who record them. For historical novelist D.K. Marley, when it came to her latest book, Child of Love and Water, she had only to look toward a very special place that had been whispering its secrets to her for years. How she retells its tale is something very unique. We hope you enjoy this introduction to Marley and her work.—J&H Read more of this post