Diane Slocum

Diane Slocum

Diane Slocum has been a newspaper reporter and editor and authored an historical book. As a freelance writer, she contributes regularly to magazines and newspapers. She writes features on authors and a column for writers and readers in Lifestyle magazine. She is assigned to write interviews of first-time novelists and bestselling authors for Authorlink®
Sandi Tan Envisions an Island of Ghosts

Sandi Tan Envisions an Island of Ghosts

Ling (later named “Cassandra”) sees ghosts. As a child, she moves from Shanghai to The Black Isle, where she grows up through colonialism, war and independence, all the while aware of the haunted souls that share the island with the living. Her struggles take her from poverty to comfort to the horrors of wartime occupation in this debut novel by Sandi Tan.

Going Home with Gregory Hill

Going Home with Gregory Hill

In Gregory Hill’s award-winning debut novel, Shakespeare Williams returns to his family farm to bury a dead cat. He finds his father’s mental state and the farm have deteriorated alarmingly so he stays on and tries to rebuild. He hooks up with former schoolmates whose lives have stagnated and together they bungle their way toward a get-rich and get-revenge plan.

Stephen Dau’s Buried Memories

Stephen Dau’s Buried Memories

Younis and Christopher share a cave in the mountains above a destroyed village. Younis is a teenage refugee from the village. Christopher is an American soldier. Christopher treats Younis’ wounds and writes in his journal. Younis changes his name to Jonas and comes to America. Christopher doesn’t return. While Jonas tries to adapt to life in the United States, his memories keep returning him to those last days in his homeland. The memories are incomplete as he shares them with his counselor, Paul, but he can’t escape them. And he can’t escape the connection he had with Christopher.

David Lyons Plays with Ice that Burns

David Lyons Plays with Ice that Burns

Jock Boucher is no sooner appointed a U.S. District Judge than he has to take over the caseload of an ailing senior judge and immediately steps into a 20-year-old case of corruption, murder and intrigue. Scientist Bob Palmetto and lawyer Ruth Kalin emerge from hiding long enough to entangle Boucher in the race for undersea methane hydrate – a volatile and dangerous, but extremely valuable new source of energy. Some will stop at nothing to get it, including murdering anyone who gets in their way, even a federal judge or two.

Opening Pandora’s Jar with Alex Adams

Opening Pandora’s Jar with Alex Adams

In Alex Adams’ debut, apocalyptic novel, White Horse, death does ride a pale horse, but in this case, it is the name of a disease manufactured and loosed on the world by an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company. Zoe, a lowly employee who cleans their lab, becomes a pawn in this plan when a mysterious jar shows up in her apartment. As disease, deformity and death spread across the globe, Zoe ponders the meaning of the jar, and takes off on a journey of survival through devastated lands, determined to maintain her humanity and to reach her destination.

Hillary Jordan Writes a Twist on Being Scarlet

Hillary Jordan Writes a Twist on Being Scarlet

Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne had it easy just wearing a scarlet “A” compared to Hillary Jordan’s Hannah Payne who is scarlet following her conviction for murdering her unborn child – the product of her adulterous affair with superstar pastor Aidan Dale in a not-too distant future when the line between church and state has faded. Raised to unquestionably follow the church’s teachings, Hannah’s life as an outcast brings her new understanding of the world and of her own strengths.

Naomi Benaron and The Indomitable Human Spirit

Naomi Benaron and The Indomitable Human Spirit

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron Buy this Book at Amazon.com An Exclusive Authorlink Interview with Naomi Benaron, Author of Running the Rift     By Diane Slocum January 2012 Benaron’s debut novel tells the story of a young Rwandan whose goal is to run in...