Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51, which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away.
*All proceeds will go to US Veterans.
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Annie Walls (Author of Lavish Lure) - I’m Annie Walls. I love books, beer, Forensic Files, and taking off my bra! I’ve been a writer since I can remember, I just didn’t know it. I would create and draw characters and then write stories about them.
Beverly Ovalle (Author of The Road to Eden) - I'm a Navy Veteran, wife and mother. I started finding my passion for writing in high school, but never pursued it past the creative writing club.
Chrys Fey (Author of Detective Heavenborn) - I am the author of the Disaster Crimes series, a unique blend of romance, crimes, and disasters. I love Halloween, black licorice, and believe in the paranormal.
C.L. Roman (Author of Not Your Father’s Area 51) - I write sci-fi and fantasy with a paranormal edge. I’ve recently “crossed-over” into paranormal romance and I’m really enjoying it. As a military wife, I’ve seen a lot of the country and interacted with a lot of people, which makes creating characters pretty easy. I’ve been writing since I was in high school. Back then it was mostly angsty poetry and essays on life, such as I knew it at the time. I hope I’ve grown a bit in recent years, especially since my first book launched in August of 2013. These days, I try to portray real people in extraordinary situations because though I’ve always wanted to have supernatural powers, I love everyday life too.
Debra Parmley (Author of The Road to Groom Lake) - I’m a multi-genre, hybrid author with over twenty books out, and I live in Memphis TN. I used to be in a writing critique group with Elvis’s estate attorney and we met at Robin Williams sister-in-law’s house.
Sherry Rentschler (Author of Mermurings) - I'm a retired USAF non-combat veteran, happily married for almost 30 years to another USAF retired non-combat vet. I broke into writing at 13 when a published "What I did on my summer vacation" earned me a spot in a newspaper and $5. After that I went on to write for newspapers, become a photojournalist, a poetry editor for an online magazine, a copywriter, and finally an author. I self-published my first book in 2013. Today I have three books of poetry, five paranormal romance/urban fantasy, a memoir. an anthology by writers on finding inspiration, and a book of photography.
Valerie Puri (Author of Burner Phone) - I write Paranormal, Fantasy, and Young Adult. I started my career as a published author in 2016 with my debut novel The Crimson Tree, a paranormal thriller inspired by true events.
2. What inspired you to write your first book?
Annie Walls: I wanted to write a book I’d read over and over.
Beverly Ovalle: A dare, lol. My BFF dared me to submit a story to a writing contest. I lost, but received a contract from the publisher.
Chrys Fey: A rusted, crooked screw I found in the grass when I was twelve. I look at it as a key to a world, and I wrote about that world—the world featured in Detective Heavenborn, my contribution to the anthology.
C.L. Roman: A Bible verse, actually. That may sound odd, but it’s one that suggests intimacy between angels and humans…and who doesn’t want to know more about that? (Genesis 6:22, in case you were wondering.)
Debra Parmley: Dusty Richards, a well-known western author challenged me to write my first novel and make it a western. The winner of his contest would get a full read by his agent. That was too good to pass up. I wrote A Desperate Journey, a western historical romance, which was published years later, back in 2008.
Harley Easton (Author of In the Air Tonight): It was a writing challenge to cheer up a friend that kind of took on a life of its own.
Sherry Rentschler: I wanted to get my words and name out there. I published late in life at 59 and I felt as though I had been building up to it my whole life. My father actually told me to go for it just before he died.
Valerie Puri: My first book, The Crimson Tree, was inspired by a number of ghostly encounters my sister experienced in her home. These events gave me chills and inspired me to compile them into a ghost story.
3. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Annie Walls: I write things from everyday life experience, so I don’t think so.
Beverly Ovalle: No.
Chrys Fey: Of course! I love to do that. Readers may notice these secrets upon a second reading and spot clues I wrote in that hint at things that happen later in my book/series or even in unrelated stories.
C.L. Roman: There are a number of connections between my stories that a reader would only notice when they read the other books. For the most part, everything I’ve written can be read as part of a series or as a stand-alone, but I love giving characters from one book cameos in other stories.
Debra Parmley: Not on purpose, though subconsciously maybe. Sometimes a reader will point something out which hadn’t occurred to me.
Harley Easton: I usually have little nods to pop culture, song lyrics, fairy tales, or other things I'm interested in. There is actually a Beatles reference in the romantic ghost story I had included in the Haunted anthology with Pen and Kink.
Sherry Rentschler: Yes! in fact I just published a "book of secrets" for my readers/fans because I got so much mail over the last couple of years and I wanted to clue people in who might have missed the trail of crumbs.
Valerie Puri: I love finding a good Easter Egg in a book or movie, so occasionally I'll throw one or two into my stories for my readers.
4. What are you working on right now?
Annie Walls: I’m working on a dark fantasy set in a dystopian world with metaphysical characters titled The Hidden, Empathic Disturbances Book One. My protag is an empathic medical examiner who hides her abilities in plain sight. Her world crashes when she encounters other metaphysicals who have escaped the government wards.
Beverly Ovalle: A shipboard contemporary military romance. It is a mix of fiction and fact. I leave it to the readers to figure out which is which. Only those that served with me will know some of it.
Chrys Fey: The last novel of the Disaster Crimes series.
C.L. Roman: I’m working on the third book in Earth Prime, my sci-fi series. It is the last full novel in the series, though there may be a novella later on, mostly because one of the minor characters was left in pretty dire straights and she would like to come back out.
Debra Parmley: Blind Trust, about a blind receptionist and 3 C’s ranch in Montana, a place where women who’ve been attacked and abused go to learn self-defense and other skills to survive and thrive. The hero, a Navy SEAL, has to convince her to go out with him and to leave the ranch to expand her world.
Harley Easton: Editing an anthology with SinCyr Publishing and writing a rock star novel I hope to have published next year.
Sherry Rentschler: After the Area 51 anthology, I'm back to work on Book 3 of my bestselling Evening Bower series. New book should be out by Christmas 2019.
Valerie Puri: So many things! I'm co-writing an Urban Fantasy trilogy with an amazing author, working on finishing up my own YA Dystopian trilogy, I have several short stories lined up, a Wild West PNR novel for a box set, and I've been incubating an idea for a Fantasy series. I'm thrilled to have so many creative projects going on.