AJ Hartley is the New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult and adult fantasy, mystery/thriller, and historical fiction novels. He was born and raised in England, is a professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has had a number of death-defying encounters with local wildlife while traveling around the globe. AJ is also a great practitioner of the arts including the performing arts, painting, and metalworking.
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who specializes in children’s books. Her latest book, I Love You the Mostest, recently won the prestigious Maxwell medal. When not working on her own assignments, she ghostwrites books for celebrities, politicians, and ministers, and teaches at writers’ conferences and universities across the nation.
Tony Marr is an award-winning speaker and storyteller who has spent years captivating audiences with his larger-than-life tales. From unbelievable adventures that will leave you wondering how he’s still alive to the untold stories of American past and scripture, Tony immerses his audiences in an imaginative world you will never want to leave.
Megan Collins is an author whose debut novel THE WINTER SISTER is being called gripping, luminous and mysterious. She holds a MFA in creative writing and has taught her subject at a university level. Her work has been published by Blinders Literary Journal, Truthdig, The American Journal of Poetry, Quail Bell Magazine, and numerous others.
Steve Berry is the New York Times and international bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and our first returning guest on The Story Blender. He weaves history, mystery, an intrigue together to create compelling stories. Listen in to hear his take on storytelling and to hear him discuss his latest novel, The Malta Exchange!
Frank Peretti is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction that have sold over 15 million copies and been adapted for film. A “natural storyteller,” Frank takes readers on imaginative journeys that weave together suspense and unseen worlds. Listen in as Frank shares his insights on the art of story!
Lynne Constantine is an internationally bestselling author who writes under the pen name Liv Constantine with her sister Valerie. Their debut thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish, was a Reese Witherspoon book club selection, a People Magazine book of the week, and is in development for television. Their next book, The Last Time I Saw You, will be published by HarperCollins in May. You won’t want to miss it!
A self-described “full-time daydreamer who moonlights as a storyteller,” Ed Stivender has been dubbed “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald and “the Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Reviews. Join us as he shares a delightful mixture of whimsy, wit, and wisdom on the art of storytelling.
Edgar Award-winning novelist Meg Gardiner writes fast-paced thrillers full of twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. Her bestselling books have been called “Hitchcockian” by USA Today and been translated into more than 20 languages. Listen in as she shares secrets to twist creation and story craft.
(photo credit: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 4.0)
Jacob Krueger is a leading screenwriting consultant. His insights into the world of screenwriting and creativity will shatter your preconceptions as he discusses the weaknesses of three-act structure, how to tap into your subconscious and find your authentic voice. Don’t miss it!