Reader Mailbag: Memorable Scenes

We didn’t receive as much feedback on memorable scenes this month so instead I wanted to include a lot of the feedback we received about book recommendations, book reviews etc.



Order of Vicky Knerly Books

Vicky Knerly is an American author of a variety of genres, including adventure, historical and suspense novels. She is the writing partner of Gary Williams. Vicky is from Syracuse, New York. She has her Bachelor’s degree in English and two Master’s degrees. She currently works as the Assistant Director of Student Services and is an adjunct professor for Florida Institute of Technology. Vicky has two sons and lives in Melbourne, Florida. (more…)


Order of Mary E. Pearson Books

Mary E. Pearson is an American author of YA fantasy novels. She writes the Jenna Fox Chronicles and the Remnant Chronicles series. Mary has always been interested in both story and character. Her mother recalls her wanting to be a new character every single day when she woke up, having to be addressed as said character. She got lost in a Sears one time, and when the sales reps would ask her what her name was, she would only reply “Little Red Riding Hood.” Mary earned her BFA in art from Long Beach State University, and began working as an artist. She then attended San Diego State University to become a teacher. It was her second grade students who convinced her to get back into writing – her first love. Mary lives in San Diego, where she writes full-time. (more…)


Order of Nathan M. Farrugia Books

Nathan M. Farrugia is an Australian author of technothriller novels. He writes the Fifth Column and the Helix series. Nathan has served as part of the infantry and reconnaissance divisions of the Australian Army. He has also studied film, television and professional writing. Some of the other jobs he has had include post-production video editor, colourist and copywriter. Nathan’s hobbies include urban exploration, practicing lockpicking and escaping from plasticuffs and straitjackets and studying the Systema martial art. He lives in Melbourne, Australia. (more…)


Order of Louise Rennison Books

Louise Rennison (1951-2016) was a British author of young adult novels. She wrote the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. Louise was also a comedian, who had live shows including “Stevie Wonder Felt My Face,” “Bob Marley’s Gardener Sold My Friend” and “Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head.” Her novels were always well-recieved, but she would get blowback from both teachers and parents due to content. When visiting schools, the students would enjoy her appearances, but she would get complaints from staff based on the topics she discussed. She would seldom apologize. (more…)


Order of Kevin Emerson Books

Kevin Emerson is an American author of children’s and young adult novels. He writes the Oliver Nocturne series. Kevin grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut and attended Colby College. Prior to writing, he had careers as a banker, camp counselor and school teacher. He also volunteers at 826 Seattle, a chapter of 826 National, a non-profit writing and tutoring for youths 6-18 founded by author Dave Eggers. (more…)


Order of James Carlos Blake Books

James Carlos Blake is an American author of historical crime fiction and western novels. Blake was born in Mexico of American, English and Irish descent. He is descended from a British pirate who was executed in Mexico. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne, and then earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa Bay, as well as his M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Prior to writing full-time in 1997, Blake mostly worked as a college instructor, but also worked as a snake-catcher, Volkswagen mechanic, pool maintenence man and county jail properties officer. (more…)


Order of Deryn Collier Books

Deryn Collier is a Canadian author of crime thriller novels. She writes the Bern Fortin series. Deryn grew up in Montreal, Quebec and attended McGill University. She now resides in Nelson, British Columbia with her husband and two sons. (more…)


Order of Fiona Griffiths Books

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Fiona Griffiths is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction/mystery novels by British novelist Harry Bingham. Fiona Griffiths is a Detective Constable with the South Wales Police. She studied Philosophy at Cambridge, where she was an award-winning student. She is a young, single woman who just wants to be normal. She doesn’t drink or smoke. Her interests consist of murder and anything related to it. (more…)


Order of Harry Bingham Books

Harry Bingham is an British author of mystery and thriller novels and non-fiction books. He writes the Fiona Griffiths series. Harry runs The Writers’ Workshop. Prior to becoming an full-time author, he was a banker. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, walking and swimming. Harry lives in Oxfordshire, England with his wife and kids. (more…)