THE OATH: An Interview with A.M. Linden

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Few novelists tackle writing epic storylines on par with Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, particularly right out of the starting gate. But that is exactly what newcomer A.M. Linden has done. Today she stops by to chat with us about her path to publication, the history behind the saga itself, and the characters who took on a life of their own and changed the trajectory of her tale. We hope you find this exclusive interview with the author as compelling as we did. Enjoy! —J&H

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Robert D. Ballard Dared to Go ‘Into the Deep’ and Resurfaced a Legend [REVIEW]

Oceanographer Robert Ballard has conducted more than 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries during more than six decades of ocean exploration. (Photograph by Gabriel Scarlett, National Geographic)

We’ve always been big fans of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt and NUMA books because the idea of having underwater adventures, locating sunken ships and digging up buried treasure is just so darn cool. But you know what is even better? Knowing that there are actually people in this world who actually get to have similar escapades in real life! Enter Robert D. Ballard. If you don’t recognize the name, you know what he’s capable of. Don’t think so? Well, have you ever heard of Titanic? He’s the one who discovered the ship at the bottom of the sea! Yet he has also done so much more, a fact his mom doesn’t want you to forget! Now you can read all about his life and exploits in his brand new memoir, Into the Deep, which he co-wrote with Christopher Drew.

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Dallas-Based Author CJ Daly’s ‘The Academy’ Pits Young Love Against a Dangerous Military Institution [REVIEW]

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I always love discovering local talent! There’s something special about realizing that someone in your own backyard has accomplished something as significant and entertaining as writing a book. Enter novelist CJ Daly. Not only has she capitalized on the popularity of young adult series fiction with her Academy Saga, but she proves once more that the genre isn’t just for the kids anymore. In this immersive new epic, she introduces us to characters who catapult off the page and into our hearts. And once you begin reading the first volume in the series, The Academy, we are certain you won’t be able to put it down.

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Intrigue, Suspense, and History Abound in Preston and Child’s ‘The Scorpion’s Tail’ [REVIEW]

Archaeologist Nora Kelly helps the FBI with a mysterious case in Preston & Childs The Scorpion’s Tail. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A creepy ghost town. A mysterious mummy. A case that is much more than it seems. When a junior FBI agent and an archaeologist join forces to crack a case in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, they come face to face with history, obsession, and death in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s second Nora Kelly thriller, The Scorpion’s Tail.

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A KNIGHT AND A SPY 1410: Nine Questions for Simon Fairfax [INTERVIEW]

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Simon Fairfax embellishes history in A Knight and a Spy 1410. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Intrepid spies, valiant knights, and the fair maidens who win their hearts. There are good reasons we romanticize the Medieval period and are captivated by its pageantry. Somehow, even now, the legends of iconic royals tease our imaginations and lure us back to their own era, centuries before any of us ever walked the Earth. It takes a deft writer to capture these stories on paper, to resurrect faded characters and bring old world history to vivid life. Yet that is exactly what author Simon Fairfax has done with his new series and its debut novel, A Knight and a Spy 1410. That’s why we were delighted to catch up with Simon and learn some of the stories behind the story in this insightful interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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