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Author Interviews

Atmosphere Press is proud to bring readers the Atmosphere Press Presents author interview series. We’re happy to have this archive of excellent interviews and author success stories for you to enjoy. Learn about writers and their books, from book title origin stories to music playlists that relate to their writing to what it was like seeing the cover for the first time.
 
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An Interview with Sherry Buckley-Brown, author of Who Will Take Care of Me Now?

Sherry Buckley-Brown is a resilient survivor, an inspiring life coach, and an emerging force in the world of motivational speaking. She found her strength through the most challenging circumstances, transforming a traumatic event into a powerful message of hope and empowerment. Born into a life marked by domestic violence, Sherry experienced unimaginable loss at the tender age of 12 when she tragically lost her mom to domestic violence. In her book, Who Will Take Care of Me Now?, Sherry shares her journey through the depths of despair, detailing the emotional turmoil and struggles she faced.
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An Interview with Helen Summer, author of Semi-Detached

Helen Summer is the author of three sports books: Running Crazy (true stories from people who have run over 100 marathons), Are You Tough Enough? (featuring the toughest sporting challenges in the world), and The Man Inside the Machine (approved biography of Steve Edwards, one of the World's most successful multi-marathon runners). More recently turning to fiction, she has now completed a romcom entitled Semi-Detached—a light-hearted tale of two divorced couples whose pasts won't let go of them—or is it them who can't let go of their pasts?
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An Interview with Dominic Andrew, author of A Better Crown

Dom is a former journalist and current detective who works in the child abuse department at a police force in northern England. He writes short stories and novels for fun (and when he can find the bloody time). Despite the numerous bylines from his press days he is most proud of the two short stories he has managed to get published. He began writing his debut novel A Better Crown when he was just 17, channeling his love for fantasy, adventure, and anti-heroes.
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An Interview with Tali Sarnetzky, author of Love Unmasked

I’ve tried my hand at poetry, short stories, and screenwriting. I’m currently working on my first novel while taking the Ultimate Novel Writing Course at Jericho Writers. I am a member of the London Writers’ Salon writing community and find it supportive and empowering. I plan to publish under the penname Tiana Dunbar.
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An Interview with Ingrid Jendrzejewski, author of Love and Bayes’ Theorem

Ingrid received a BFA in Creative Writing and BA in English Literature at the University of Evansville before going on to earn a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences (Physics) at the University of Cambridge. At the University of Evansville, she served as Non-fiction Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of the Evansville Review. Ingrid currently serves as Co-Director of the UK’s National Flash Fiction Day, Editor-in-Chief of FlashFlood, and a consultant for The Prose Poem.
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An Interview with Amanda Waters, author of With You

Amanda Waters is a former journalist-turned-librarian, and author of the feel-good romance novels You Again and With You. She’s a midwestern girl currently living in Houston, Texas, with her husband and their two children. When she’s not writing or hiding from the humidity, you can find her reading, drinking way too much coffee, or playing endless games of UNO and Exploding Kittens.
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An Interview with Melissa Bourbon, author of Bobbin for Answers

Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Book Magic mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. A former secondary English/Language Arts teacher and Creative Writing teacher with Southern Methodist University’s CAPE program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institution with North Carolina State University, she has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft.
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An Interview with Susan Eaton, author of The Ceres Illusion

Under her own name, Sue Eaton has had work broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as well as winning a Millennium Award for work with scriptwriting for people with ASD. In addition to stories in The Corona Book of Horror Stories series, her story The Tasc Band appears in The Corona Book of Science Fiction. Her debut novel The Woman Who Was Not His Wife was published in 2018 followed by a psychological horror novella The Boyfriend published in 2021 as an e-book. She has also edited The Corona Book of Ghost Stories.
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An Interview with Scott McGowan, author of County Lines

Scott lives and writes in a small village an hour north of Inverness, where he is encouraged daily by his wife Rachel. He has self-published six novels, two collections (both containing both poems and short stories), a malt whisky companion, and a book on cocktails. He is currently writing three more novels (all in separate genres), alongside a book on literary criticism and an Ancient Greek Theogony in the creative form. He is also completing the final semester of his honour’s degree in Creative Writing; works full-time; and sleeps less than the average giraffe. He plans to work on his…
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An Interview with Ryan Jo Summers, author of the Winds of Destiny Series

Ryan Jo Summers is an author who writes across the genres. She pens romance novels, blending elements of sweet contemporary with inspirational, suspense, mystery, paranormal, and time travel in any combination, like blending a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Currently, she has about two dozen published novels and novellas, as well as contributions to anthologies. She covers non-fiction, fictional short stories, and poetry of these and many have appeared in trade journals and magazines. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her pets, bake, paint, go to the nearby forest and river, or gather with friends.
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An Interview with Author Malcolm Richardson

Malcolm began writing magazine articles for cycling and triathlon magazines. Some years later he turned his hand to fiction. Initially he began the makings of a novel, but this proved a long haul. He then focussed on short stories and finally flash fiction. One win in a flash competition spurred him on. Recently he has returned to writing his novel.