Today’s round-up includes three very different writers: Peter Brandvold, Sherry Monahan, and Tom Piccirilli. Each of them writes full-time, whether fiction or non-fiction. Each lives life contract to contract, deadline to deadline, sentence to sentence.
Peter Brandvold writes under his own name and his pen name, Frank Leslie. His recent books include The Devil’s Winchester (as Peter Brandvold), Bullet for a Halfbreed (as Frank Leslie) and Longarm and the Crossfire Girl (as Tabor Evans). Under any name or in any series, Brandvold is known for writing violent action particularly well. His secret seems to be his great care in developing life-like characters.
Sherry Monahan is a freelance writer, editor, and genealogist who specializes in the Victorian Western migration. She is a contributing editor at True West magazine, as well as the author of the recent Cary, NC and the forthcoming E.M.H.: The Aristocratic Ranch Wife. In addition to freelance writing and editing, Monahan hires out as a professional researcher who helps people not only trace their ancestry but to also flesh out the details.