Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors 2021 – #Fantasy Charles E. Yallowitz, #Crime Fiona Tarr, #Family Christa Polkinhorn

Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series…

Meet Charles E. Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn’t working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. Truthfully, his tales of adventure are much more interesting than his real life, so skip the bio and dive into the action.

A small selection of books by Charles. W. Yallowitz

A recent review for Savagery Book Six War of Nytefall 

May 10, 2021 Victoria Zigler rated it five stars it was amazing

This was an excellent addition to the series, with plenty of action, a good dose of humour sprinkled throughout, and even a few tender moments.

Charles Yallowitz – Buy: Amazon US – and:Amazon UK – follow Charles : Goodreads – Blog: Legends of Windemere BlogTwitter: @cyallowitz

Meet Fiona Tarr

Fiona would be the first to admit a fascination with religion and the impact it has on culture, both historically and today. Her first two complete series are full of elements of mythology and theology set in various historical time periods. They are character driven stories with all the elements of the classic heroic/epic fantasy genre.

Fiona lives in Noosa, Australia with her husband and two adult sons, where she runs a small family business involving tourism and watersports.

When she is not writing, you will likely find her kitesurfing, stand up paddle surfing, travelling or volunteering in some capacity.

Fiona is the great niece of Australian literary author George Johnston, who is best known for his book My Brother Jack which was made into a mini series with the ABC. Although Fiona’s writing style is unlike her Uncle George’s literary form, she writes a compelling, contemporary fantasy novel.

Fiona’s focus on faith, philosophy and sociology continues to be the topic of her current series; a young adult fantasy that crosses into sci-fi with magical time travel.

A small selection of books by Fiona Tarr

One of the recent reviews for Death Beneath the Covers

Ms Rachel Ratajczak 5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew Adelaide’s underbelly could be so riveting?  Reviewed in Australia on 7 June 2021

With a powerful female lead Ms Tarr flexes her sleuth muscle in her new exciting novel.

With great characters and a riveting plot line, Ms Tarr’s unique knowledge of the landscape brings to life the torrid underbelly of Adelaide.

Being a fan of her previous work, it’s fantastic to see her talents can pivot in a different genre.  

Read the reviews and Buy: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK Follow Fiona: GoodreadsWebsite :A Time 2 Write – Twitter: @FionaTarr

Meet Christa Polkinhorn

Christa Polkinhorn

Born and raised in Switzerland, Christa Polkinhorn has always had the desire to explore the world outside of her beautiful but tiny country. She traveled in Europe, China, Japan as well as South America. Now, she lives and works as writer and translator in southern California. Her interest in foreign cultures informs her work and her novels take place in several countries. She published a volume of poetry (The Path of Fire). Now, she writes and publishes contemporary fiction with a focus on family drama/love stories (The Family Portrait trilogy) and family drama/suspense (The Wine Lover’s Daughter series). Aside from writing and traveling, she is an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine.

A selection of books by Christa Polkinhorn

One of the recent reviews for The Italian Sister

Tina D. Birkett 5.0 out of 5 stars The Italian Sister-what a story!  Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2021

Christa Polkinhorn, Buy: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – follow Christa :Goodreads – blog: Christa Polkinhorn – Twitter: @cpolkinhorn


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