Author Index

*We’ve included genre and the author’s influences/likes at the end of each link to better help with taste-matching.

Angleberger, Tom: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side (Sci-fiction fantasy for all ages; Daniel Pinkwater, Charles Dickens, and Steve Sheinkin) (website here)

Beck, Jamie: Worth the Wait (Romantic women’s fiction; Lisa Kleypas, Barbara O’Neal, Mary Balogh, and films such as “Love, Actually”) (website here)

Brown, Carrie: The Stargazer’s Sister (Historical literary fiction: Alice Munro, William Trevor) (website here)

Buckell, Tobias: Toy Planes (short story) (Caribbean-inspired near-future fiction/science fiction; Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Spencer, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan) (website here)

Bynum, Laura: Cancer Nation (Speculative Fiction/Thriller/Satire; Margaret Atwood, Thich Nhat Hanh, Maya Angelou, Karen Russell, Dan Simmons)

Close, Gary: Breakout: The Roswell Legacy (Sci-fi/Action Adventure; Ernest Hemingway, Robert Heinlein, Michael Crichton) (facebook page here)

Crutcher, Landon: Monkey Business (Currently available for pre-order on Inkshares) (Comedic Fantasy; Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams)

Danticat, Edwidge: Brother, I’m Dying (Memoir; her family’s tradition of storytelling/folk tales/transcendent narration provided by her grandmother and aunt)

Gantos, Jack: The Trouble in Me  (Autobiography – also writes fiction for adult and youth audiences; Bill Burrows, Mario Puzo, John Cheever, ‘anything that lit the fire’) (website here)

Gillan, Byron: The Children of the Forest (Currently available for pre-order on Inkshares) (Science Fantasy; Frank Herbert’s Dune)

Glass, Julia: Letter to a Stranger, Florence, Italy (Contemporary Literary Fiction; Michael Cunningham, Gregory Maguire) (Website here)


Grace, Janna: The Talkers are Talking (working title) (Currently available for pre-order on Inkshares) (Science Fiction; 1950s horror films, Richard Matheson’s Born of Man and Woman, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead series)

Handford, Jennifer: The Light of Hidden Flowers  (Literary Fiction, Women’s; Authors who make the extraordinary ordinary such as Wally Lamb and Anne Tyler) (website here)

Lee Moyer, Jaime: Against a Brightening Sky (website here) (Historical Fantasy; Elizabeth Bear, Ray Bradbury, Ursula Le Guin, Rae Carson)

Leepson, Marc: What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life  (website here) (Historical Biography – Nonfiction; inspired by a good public school education, which led to journalistic efforts, which led to the writing of novels)

Lummis, Melissa: Enlightened (website here) (New Age Suspense/Romance in a Fantasy Setting; Stephen King,  Angela Knight, Laurell K. Hamilton)

Lummis, Melissa: Nirvana (website here) (New Age Suspense/Paranormal Romance; Stephen King,  Angela Knight, Laurell K. Hamilton)

McCorkindale, Susan: 500 Acres and No Place to Hide (website here) (Creative Nonfiction Memoir; Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, David Sedaris, Woody  Allen, &  Dave Berry)

Mitchard, Jacquelyn: Two if By Sea (website here) (Realistic Contemporary Fiction – Adult and Young Adult; Classics enjoyed during her youth such as National Velvet and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

Neuharth, Jan: The Kill (website here) (Mystery Suspense; Dick Francis, E.B. White, Ernest Hemingway)

Pearl, Stephen B.: Horn of the Kraken (website here) (Norse Fantasy Viking Adventure; J.R.R. Tolkien, H.G. Wells, Frank Herbert, Jim Butcher)

Soldwedel, Steve: Disintegration (Currently available for pre-order on Inkshares) (Science Fiction/Fantasy; Isaac Asimov, Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, Star Wars, Star Trek, Arthur C. Clarke)

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