ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s Spotlight is author Rob Sangster

 

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Bio:

Chased by a Cape Buffalo in Botswana and then by a corrupt governor in Tennessee. Abducted by a black market money changer in Mombasa. Spent one New Years Eve in Paradise Bay, Antarctica; another in the Himalayas. Is this from the plot of a novel? Nope. It’s Rob Sangster’s life.

And throw in swimming with Humpback whales, spending the night on top of a Mayan temple in Tikal, Guatemala, and traveling in seven continents and more than 100 countries – all of which were more important to him than earning the last possible dollar. And that attitude led inevitably to . . . becoming a writer. [Read more…]

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Rhonda Roberts

 

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About the author:

Rhonda agrees with Helen Keller that life is best viewed as a great adventure…

She grew up in Western Australia and spent her holidays rambling around the state, in particular the ghost towns left over from the Gold Rush. This was to be the start of her interest in time travel…

Rhonda has a PhD in Science, Technology and Society and was an academic for eleven years. She specialised in the formation of knowledge systems in different cultures and historical periods and performed fieldwork in Australia, the United States and in particular Japan, where she lived for three years.

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Ryan Quinn

 

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About the author:

A native of Alaska, Ryan Quinn was an NCAA champion and an all-American skier while at the University of Utah. He worked for five years in New York’s book-publishing industry before moving to Los Angeles, where he writes and trains for marathons. Quinn’s first novel, The Fall, was a finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards.
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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Gigi Pandian

 

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About the author:

Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, and the forthcoming Quicksand) and the new Accidental Alchemist mysteries. Gigi’s debut mystery novel was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a “Best of 2012” Debut Novel by Suspense Magazine, and her short fiction has been shortlisted for Agatha and Macavity awards. Gigi spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Today’s ITW Member Spotlight is Ken Oxman

 

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About the author:

Ken has been a cadet officer in the British Merchant navy, a qualified teacher of English & drama, a stage actor & director. He directed a series of Noel Coward plays for NPR, wrote & presented for the BBC, wrote & presented weekly commentaries for Connecticut Public Radio/NPR. He has worked as a public speaking coach and sailing instructor and helps his wife Patricia with her business, Patricia Funt Antiques. [Read more…]