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Vicki Drane Speaks

Vicki is not currently producing new programs, however below are all past shows to enjoy.

Contact Vicki at vday3@yahoo.com

Hello my name is Vicki Drane.

Welcome to my show Vicki Drane Speaks.

These last couple years have been some of the best in the story of my life. I have become a Published author, started my own promotions business for other authors, and now my own radio show. It has truly been a dream come true for me.

Now I want to hear about other people's journeys.

I am a Firm believer that everyone has a story and if we take time to listen to it we can learn so much.

I will be asking other authors the fascinating questions we all want to know.

 

www.VickiDraneSpeaks.com
 


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March 22, 2017 Show

Christopher Bowron

Christopher Bowron’s roots stretch back four generations in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted the prettiest town in Canada. Christopher is the owner of a successful Real Estate Brokerage, Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty. He has a bachelor of arts from Brock University and is a lover of fine wine, sport and a story that takes you away. Christopher has a second residence in southwest Florida where he has spent a good part of his life since childhood. Southwest Florida is the backdrop for his first novel, Devil in the Grass, to be published by Köehler Books.
 

Niki Livingston

Niki is the author of the Epic Fantasy series, Theia's Moons. Today, she lives in Utah with her partner, their four children and two over sized cats, but dreams of one day living on a beach, where she can spend her days dazzling the world with her imagination.

She enjoys a whole variety of things, including reading stories that keep her on the edge of my seat, having late night talks with her handsome fireman, creating dysfunctional and funny children, all the while making sure they become functional adults, having happy/crappy time at the dinner table, playing in the dirt in hopes to create a bountiful garden and sitting quietly on her back porch, sipping coffee and watching the sun wake up the world.

 

 

March 8, 2017 Show

Lacy Marie

was born and raised in Kentucky and currently lives in a 1938 farmhouse surrounded by pure country. She’s the wife of a veteran, a mom of three beautiful girls, and the author of THE GIRL WHO ONCE THRIVED, the first book in a new Young Adult fantasy fiction series: In the Depths of Hesed.

After investing seven years in college, Lacy Marie obtained a B.S. in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies, as well as an M.A. in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy. For the past five years she has worked as an assessment clinician for one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the nation, completing psychological evaluations for individuals in the local emergency rooms, prisons, and schools.
 

Lacy Marie’s current series is being written to inspire people to remain loyal to living their lives regardless of life’s circumstances. Because of her desire for helping others, she recently stepped down from her career and is now pursuing writing as a creative avenue to impact lives.

You can follow her at www.authorlacymarie.com , as well as her Lacy Marie page on both Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

February 22, 2017 Show

Kirsten Delaney

was born in a small town in upstate New York in 1982. When she was 3 years old her father joined the US Navy and in short order, Kirsten lived in Florida, Illinois and Mississippi before her dad was transferred to San Diego, California.
She moved around a few times between San Diego and San Francisco until moving to the Imperial Valley of California where her father and mother found work as teachers after her dad left the Navy.
Kicking up her heels at college, she became one of the leaders of the infamous Rat Sorority, an underground organization whose zany exploits rivaled the fraternity in the movie Animal House.
When Kirsten graduated from Cottey, she moved back to California to attend Cal State Fullerton and to marry her high school sweetheart, Javier, who was also attending Fullerton. When he graduated from Fullerton, they both moved back to Calipatria. Javier worked as a teacher, then joined the California Highway Patrol, and Kirsten worked as the Administrative Manager for a large agricultural company.
The writing bug bit Kirsten early on in life and romance novels became her particular favorite when she and her mother would buy grocery bags full of Harlequin romance books from the used book store.
Kirsten now writes fulltime, specializing in romance works with a large dose of mystery. She has published a five book serial featuring Lexi Murphy, a strong willed arson investigator for the state of California. Her next book featuring Lexi is due for publication in just a few weeks
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Tom Fallwell


Entering into the realm of novel writer late in life, Tom Fallwell, at an age of more than sixty years, jumped into that world with both feet. Having always had a fascination with fantasy world-building, even from early in his life, Tom wanted to create his own world filled with rich history and lore. His Rangers of Laerean series does just that, painting a panoramic landscape that is both magical and deadly, in which to set the stories of his Rangers.

Tom lives in the greater Oklahoma City area, in America's homeland, and spends much of his time with online gaming and watching movies, when not writing his latest work. You can find out more about Tom Fallwell, and his books, by visiting his website at http://tomfallwell.com .

 

 

February 15, 2017 Show

Elizabeth Horton-Newton

was born and raised in New York City. She began writing when she was a child, writing stories for friends and family. In the 4th grade she wrote an essay about her dream job; she wanted to be an author. She continued to write short stories over the following years as she raised a family. After attending Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and East Tennessee State University she worked in the social work field for thirteen years. Her first book “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” was released in 2014 and was followed in 2015 by her second book “Riddle”. “Carved Wooden Heart“ with co-author Starla Hartless launched in 2016 She currently lives in E. Tennessee with her husband, author Neil Douglas Newton, where she is at work on her third and fourth books, “Stolen” and “Highway of Blood and Tears”. In addition she has short stories in several anthologies.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Horton-Newton/e/B00NSET8JY/

Author Website: http://www.elizabethhorton-newtonauthor.com/

Blog- “Between the Beats”: https://elizabethnnewton.com/

Garon Whited

was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree. After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on Earth, but people have been known to disagree.

 

 

February 8, 2017 Show

Kevin E. Hatt

is the author of the Haszard series of narratives. His interest in writing began at school, and he carried it on into his twenties, writing for fun. He wrote the first two Haszard stories in the late eighties, but shelved the project until 2009, when he revived and updated it, going on to write seventeen stories. With the stories having been well received by friends, Kevin published the first five books, and after good reviews is furthering the project. In 1984 he commenced his training as an Operating Department Practitioner, rising to the height of deputy head, before leaving the profession in 1999 to pursue his other love, that of art. Kevin worked as an art consultant, demonstrator, teacher, retailer and framer, but returned to the medical profession in 2010. His main passions are cricket, running, humor, ale and curries. He lives with his wife of twenty-five years and his twenty-three-year-old daughter. Kevin has never been to Ipswich. Or Scunthorpe.
 

Traci Sanders

is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of eight published titles, with contributions to three anthologies.

An avid blogger and supporter of Indie authors, she writes parenting, children's, romance, and nonfiction guides.

Her ultimate goal is to provide great stories and quality content for dedicated readers, whether through her own writing or editing works by other authors.

 

November 23, 2016 Show

  Calvin Crick

 

Niki Livingston

Niki is the author of the Epic Fantasy series, Theia's Moons. Today, she lives in Utah with her partner, their four children and two over sized cats, but dreams of one day living on a beach, where she can spend her days dazzling the world with her imagination.

She enjoys a whole variety of things, including reading stories that keep her on the edge of my seat, having late night talks with her handsome fireman, creating dysfunctional and funny children, all the while making sure they become functional adults, having happy/crappy time at the dinner table, playing in the dirt in hopes to create a bountiful garden and sitting quietly on her back porch, sipping coffee and watching the sun wake up the world.

 

 

 

November 9, 2016 Show

Carissa Ann Lynch


Carissa Ann Lynch is the bestselling and award winning author of the Flocksdale Files trilogy, Horror High series, Grayson's Ridge, and This Is Not About Love. She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

When she's not writing, she's reading and collecting books. She has a background in psychology and corrections.

Learn more about her books at www.CarissaAnnLynch.com

and follow her blog at https://carissaannlynch.wordpress.com .
 

 

October 26, 2016 Show

Lisanne Harrington

After sixteen years as a paralegal, I staged a coup and left the straight-laced corporate world behind forever. I now pander to my muse, a sarcastic little so-and-so who delights in getting the voices in my head to either all speak at once in a cacophony of noise or to remain completely silent. Only copious amounts of Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers and hamburgers will ensure their complicity in filling my head with stories of serial killers, werewolves, and the things that live under your bed.

After sixteen years as a paralegal, I staged a coup and left the straight-laced corporate world behind forever. I now pander to my muse, a sarcastic little so-and-so who delights in getting the voices in my head to either all speak at once in a cacophony of noise or to remain completely silent. Only copious amounts of Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers and hamburgers will ensure their complicity in filling my head with stories of serial killers, werewolves, and the things that live under your bed.

When not writing, I love to watch reruns of Gilmore Girls (can’t WAIT for the movies), horror movies like Sharknado and Fido, and Investigation Discovery crime shows. I like scary clowns, coffee with flavored creamer, and French fries. Lots and lots of French fries.

 



S. Jackson

is a retired registered nurse; a member of the Catholic Church, and has taught kindergarten Catechism; she has worked in various capacities for The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, (son, Noah, is an Eagle Scout), and sponsored trips for high school children music. She loves all forms of art but mostly focuses on the visual arts; as amateur photography, traditional, and graphic art as her disabilities allow. A Raymond is a member of the Catholic Church, and has helped his wife with The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, and sponsored children alongside his wife on music trips. He devotes his spare time to fishing, reading, playing poker, Jeeping, and travel adventures with his wife.
 

 

 

October 12, 2016 Show

Kevin E. Hatt

is the author of the Haszard series of narratives. His interest in writing began at school, and he carried it on into his twenties, writing for fun. He wrote the first two Haszard stories in the late eighties, but shelved the project until 2009, when he revived and updated it, going on to write seventeen stories. With the stories having been well received by friends, Kevin published the first five books, and after good reviews is furthering the project. In 1984 he commenced his training as an Operating Department Practitioner, rising to the height of deputy head, before leaving the profession in 1999 to pursue his other love, that of art. Kevin worked as an art consultant, demonstrator, teacher, retailer and framer, but returned to the medical profession in 2010. His main passions are cricket, running, humor, ale and curries. He lives with his wife of twenty-five years and his twenty-three-year-old daughter. Kevin has never been to Ipswich or Scunthorpe.

Beverley Lee

is a freelance writer currently residing in the south east of England. In thrall to the written word from an early age, especially the darker side of fiction, she believes that the very best story is the one you have to tell. Supporting fellow authors is also her passion and she is actively involved in social media writers' groups. The Making of Gabriel Davenport is her debut novel.

 

September 28, 2016 Show

Rebecca McCray

is a financial consultant by day and fantasy world-builder by night. Her debut novel, The Journey of the Marked, is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. She enjoys building out a world that is a cross between high-fantasy and gritty sci-fi and plans to publish the second novel in the series in the first half of 2016. Besides being an avid reader, she loves to travel and experience new cultures.

Additional information and links to social media can be found on her website: www.rebeccamccray.com .

 

G.R. Thomas


Growing up in the burbs of Melbourne, Australia, in the 1970's, I had little in the way of technology to entertain me. I loved horses and books. When not riding my pinto pony I devoured fantasy books. I loved Enid Blyton with all the fairies and make believe. Over time, those fairies became darker as I delved into richer, more adult and scary fantasy and paranormal literature. These books mirrored a vivid dreamscape that comes almost nightly to me. Stories swirl about whilst I sleep, both delighting and frightening me. After a wonderful career as an I.C.U nurse and having an amazing family, I finally put pen to paper and began pulling out some of these stories. History and fantasy are what I love to read now, and especially when intertwined together. Anything that takes my mind away from the daily grind is fair game. I am a great fan of diverse and immensely talented authors, some of these being, Ken Follett, Phillipa Gregory, Tolkien, Julie Kagawa, Cassandra Clare, Amy Plum, Rochelle Maya Callen and the very talented Aussie author Matthew Riley. The list could really just go on forever.
Awaken is my debut novel, the first in a three book series.
Follow me on Instagram at grthomas2014 for regular updates on my current writing.

 

 

September 14, 2016 Show

Eric Kapitan

fell in love with the horror genre at a young age. Binge watching Horror Movies such Halloween and Night of the Living Dead. It wasn't long before Kapitan wanted to tell Horror stories of his own. Never afraid to push the boundaries, Kapitan believes Horror should be hard hitting and leave an impression.


Eric Kapitan currently resides in Vermont. He enjoys spending time with family/friends, drinking a nice cold Vermont beer, and going to Horror conventions.

 

J.M. Muller

 is a fan of both animals and villains, and believes every story needs a little darkness. She has a plethora of skills (okay, that's a lie), but does enjoy writing and creating--to the very best of her abilities.

 

 

August 31, 2016 Show

R Weir

I'm an IT Professional by day and Author by night, living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter and dog. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in our motor-home and riding my motorcycle wherever the wind takes me.

All of my Jarvis Mann Detective stories have spent time on several Amazon Bestseller lists, with more cases on the horizon. I have an oddball sense of humor like Jarvis, but I'm not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

 

J. L. Callison

a graduate of Bob Jones University, has had a diverse, wide-ranging career in sales, management, recycling, and transportation.

Youth work is one of his greatest passions, and he regularly speaks to teens. An avid reader, he particularly enjoys military history and American history.


 

 

 

August 24, 2016 Show

Brownell Landrum

is one of a kind - and it's not just because she's the only person in the world with her name!

She's also many people in one. (A true Gemini, many would say!) She's an author of fiction, nonfiction and even children's books! She's also an innovator, the inventor and founder of DrawSuccess and DrawSuccess 4 Students.
Brownell's smart-fun-sexy-spiritual novels fall under the DUET stories banner. There are four novels in this "metaphysical romance" series. Each is available in both PG and Adult versions (because some like it "hot." And some, well, maybe not.)

Check out the two DUET stories Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/DUETstories - and if you're a fan (and have read all of the novels), contact Brownell to join the DUET stories fan page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571426339781408/ In the nonfiction realm, Brownell's first book is the self-help book "Five Reasons Why Bad Things Happen: How to Turn Tragedies Into Triumph." For more information on this book, check out http://reasonswhy.com  Brownell also has two children's books in the Wonderactive Books series: Sometimes I Wonder and This Isn't My First Time. http://wonderactivebooks.com/  And check out Brownell's new blog: 365 Days in Aspen about her experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. http://365daysinaspen.com/  DrawSuccess (http://drawsuccess.com/) is a program Brownell invented that helps "draw out" ideas and solutions to accelerate organizational results. DrawSuccess 4 Students uses the same approach to help students "change their world in a fun and rewarding way." Be on the lookout in 2015 for the DrawSuccess 4 Students anti-bullying program - a very powerful solution to a pervasive problem! http://drawsuccess4students.org/.

Follow Brownell here: Twitter: @Brownelllandrum @ReasonsWhy and @DUETstories
 

 

 

August 17, 2016 Show

Ren Garcia

is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His books are published by Loconeal Publishing and include: The League of Elder: Sygillis of Metatron, The Hazards of the Old Ones, The Dead Held Hands, The Machine, and The Temple of the Exploding Head. LoE Book VI: Sands of the Solar Empire will be released in July, 2012. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.

Author Ken Scott

 

 

August 10, 2016 Show

Lauren Stock

began writing in 8th grade. After having been a voracious reader of YA novels, she was determined to create her own book. Necrobloods was completed by her senior year in high school, with her father coming on board to help. Her first story involved competing styles of magic that had to vie for control.

Enjoying the process of writing, she decided to continue working with her dad, and they are now working on the Tamzin Clarke series. This set of novels is a combination of action/adventure and paranormal/supernatural.

Lauren is now in college, looking toward a degree in writing and international marketing. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her two miniature dachshunds.

You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLaurenStock /

 

Pat Riley

Author of Executive Deception and The Cook Out
 

was born on the Jersey Shore and was raised in Avon and Spring Lake. He received his college degrees from Miami Dade College and Florida Atlantic University. Pat spent a decade as a music executive in Boston and Miami before moving his family to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Pat’s wife, Laura, is a visual artist, and his two lovely daughters—both cellists—are graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Many of the characters in this work are based on people the author met while living and working in South Florida. For this novel, he researched the medical details with infectious disease specialists, immunologists, anesthesiologists, and neurotoxicologists. Although this work is fiction, the author’s research adds realism to a timely and remarkable political thriller.

 

 

August 3, 2016 Show

Jules Madrid

I'm Jules, and first of all, I would sincerely like to thank you so very much for your interest in my book and me. This

is my very 1st published novel, it is called The Envelope . I am very excited because this is the 1st of many more to come. I turned my chronicals into a trilogy because the court case about the Buddhist Temple Murders spaned over 24 years.

I am as Arizona native as they come, the only tjing that I am missing is the Arizona birth certificate, as I was moved to Arizona shortly after I was born. Although, I have lived in many states across the United States, Arizona however will always be my home, Where I am now living with my husband and daughter. My oldest daughter, her boyfriend, and grandchild are living in Colorado.

I have been touring Barnes and Noble bookstores, as well as other bookstores across the US. I have been creating a very nice market for my book.

Writing has always been a hobby of mine since I was a child, I once even won a 1st place ribbon for creative writing, though I've unintentionally turned writing into my profession.I couldn't be happier about this change. I've been a chef, owning and operating my own catering company in Scottsdale, Arizona called Vally of the Sun Events, and I've been a tattoo artist, I own a tattoo company called Desecrations !nk.

I am currently attending The University of Phoenix, working towards a bachelors degree in journalism, then on to my masters degree, at the Walter Cronkite Shool of Journalism at ASU.

I believe no matter what, there is always room for improvement.

 

 

 

July 27, 2016 Show

Tracy Millosovich

Tracy's official debut novel, Crystal Dreams Book One, released on April 22, 2016.

Tracy's second novel, Killer Dreams Book Two which continues the Crystal Dreams storyline, is being released August 15th, and her third novel which will take readers inside the private life of being an author, called the Diary of an Author, is coming fall 2016.

With the rest of the (Crystal) Dreams series and a standalone contemporary romance novel to write, Tracy will be adding more novels to her plate with a brand new contemporary romance series coming Spring 2017! Welcome to the crazy world of Tracy.

http://facebook.com/TMillosovich
http://twitter.com/tmillosovich
http://instagram.com/TMillosovich 
http://tracymillosovich.wordpress.com

 

July 20, 2016 Show

 

Dave Nesbit

 is a writer, videographer, and photographer who lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

He is active in the arts and holds a weekly gathering for artists, nerds and awesome people.

 

 

 

Donna Dillon

My name is Donna Dillon. I live in Illinois with my husband and four kids. I am your typical starving artist, I am always writing, drawing, painting, you name it, I create it. I published my first novel, "The Snake Pit" in October, 2010. It is a short novel about bullying in the public schools, which is a subject I feel very strongly about. My second novel, a full length fiction, "Through The Gloaming" was published in April, 2012. My first children's book, "Why Did It Have To Rain Today?" which I wrote and Illustrated, was published in September, 2012. "Return to the Snake Pit: Saving Hargrove" published in 2013 and Christmas Child" released Christmas 2014. . I have recently finished my 6th book, "Dreamcatcher Chronicles: Little Girl Lost",  released October 2015.
 

 

 

July 13, 2016 Show

 Kevin E. Hatt

is the author of the Haszard series of narratives. His interest in writing began at school, and he carried it on into his twenties, writing for fun. He wrote the first two Haszard stories in the late eighties, but shelved the project until 2009, when he revived and updated it, going on to write seventeen stories. With the stories having been well received by friends, Kevin published the first five books, and after good reviews is furthering the project. In 1984 he commenced his training as an Operating Department Practitioner, rising to the height of deputy head, before leaving the profession in 1999 to pursue his other love, that of art. Kevin worked as an art consultant, demonstrator, teacher, retailer and framer, but returned to the medical profession in 2010. His main passions are cricket, running, humor, ale and curries. He lives with his wife of twenty-five years and his twenty-three-year-old daughter. Kevin has never been to Ipswich or Scunthorpe.

 

 

July 6, 2016 Show

Jazzica Idamarie

My name is Jazzica Idamarie and I'm Twenty-five years old. I'm originally from Chicago and now live in Wisconsin. I graduated from PennFoster with a certificate in Freelance writing. I plan on going back to school for Early Childhood education. I have been writing for about thirteen years now. If it wasn't for big and difficult times in my life I wouldn't have discovered my passion for writing. If it wasn't for authors like J.K Rowling I wouldn't have went forward with my writing.
 



Brownell Landrum

Brownell Landrum is one of a kind - and it's not just because she's the only person in the world with her name!

She's also many people in one. (A true Gemini, many would say!) She's an author of fiction, nonfiction and even (coming soon) children's books! She's also an innovator, the inventor and founder of DrawSuccess and DrawSuccess 4 Students.

Brownell's smart-fun-sexy-spiritual novels fall under the DUET stories banner. Currently, there are 3 novels in the series, with another in development. The first two novels are available on Amazon. Because the third novel includes reference to another well-known fictional couple - Anastasia and Christian Grey from E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series - this book is considered fanfiction and available free on the DUET stories website: http://duetstories.com/  and other fanfiction pages.

Check out the two DUET stories Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/DUETstories  - and if you're a fan (and have read all of the novels), contact Brownell to join the DUET stories fan page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571426339781408/

In the nonfiction realm, Brownell's first book is the self-help book "Five Reasons Why Bad Things Happen: How to Turn Tragedies Into Triumph." For more information on this book, check out http://reasonswhy.com/ .

Brownell is also in the process of getting two children's books illustrated and published. Stay tuned!
 

 

 

June 29, 2016 Show

Mary Schmidt

My name is Mary Schmidt, and I and my husband write under the pen names S. Jackson and A. Raymond. I am married to my best friend in the world, and our love has grown even stronger. We both adore spending time with our first grandchild, Austin, who is now just learning to walk! I am a retired registered nurse who graduated from Fort Hays State University, where I received the Leora B. Stroup Award (Bachelor of Science in nursing award for outstanding clinical performance, community involvement and academic achievement). I am a member of our local Catholic Church. In the past I taught kindergarten Catechism, worked in various capacities for The American Cancer Society (youth education chair, treasurer, president), March of Dimes (for years and I had a first place winning t-shirt design), Cub and Boy Scouts, (son, Noah, is an Eagle Scout), and sponsored trips to Washington, DC, for high school music children. I love all forms of art, but I mostly focus on the visual arts such as amateur photography, traditional, and graphic arts my health allows. We have an online art gallery, and I am currently finishing up a screenplay from my first memoir (there will be a sequel someday)
 

Stephen Bolt

came screaming into the world at the dawn of the Summer of Love, and has been kicking ever since. He hails from the dystopian paradise known as Detroit, which, along with the rich diversity of its surroundings, provide a constant creative inspiration.

A lifetime of composition began at a very tender age, once he was old enough to put pen to paper and produce some semblance of a narrative. Then came exposure to literature, history, legends, mythology, and dreams. These brought on the realization that the way of the world was not always so kind, and to this he could not sit idle. As the voice is his weapon of choice, Stephen’s fiction had found its theme.

He holes up with a small band of rebels, one with whom he exchanged vows many years ago, and two who came into the world some time later. The most recent addition to their clan has four legs, a black coat, gold eyes, and a whole lot of curiosity. When not writing, Stephen spends his time in his organic garden, cooking, hanging with his peeps, reading, observing, thinking, and plotting his next moves.

 

 

June 22, 2016 Show

 

J. L. Callison

a graduate of Bob Jones University, has had a diverse, wide-ranging career in sales, management, recycling, and transportation.

Youth work is one of his greatest passions, and he regularly speaks to teens. An avid reader, he particularly enjoys military history and American history.


 

 

 

June 15, 2016 Show

Lauren Stock

 began writing in 8th grade. After having been a voracious reader of YA novels, she was determined to create her own book. Necrobloods was completed by her senior year in high school, with her father coming on board to help. Her first story involved competing styles of magic that had to vie for control.

Enjoying the process of writing, she decided to continue working with her dad, and they are now working on the Tamzin Clarke series. This set of novels is a combination of action/adventure and paranormal/supernatural.

Lauren is now in college, looking toward a degree in writing and international marketing. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her two miniature dachshunds.

You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLaurenStock/

 

Garon Whited

was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree.  After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on Earth, but people have been known to disagree.

 
Would you like to know more? Go to: www.garonwhited.com
 

 

 

June 8, 2016 Show

Linda M. Kurth

I write memoir, romance, and "life lessons" for adults under the name, Linda M. Kurth. I write both fiction, non-fiction, and fantasy for children under my pen name, Linda Moore Kurth.

HOME OF THE HEART, a clean romance novel, has just been updated and made available as an eBook. It's based on my years as an interior designer. I've also been writing for a little series I call, "Lessons I Learned."

KEIKO'S STORY:A Killer Whale Goes Home, a school and library book, is the true story of the whale star of the Free Willy movie. Although written for children, adults have found it interesting too. I love writing about the natural world. I learn so much when I'm researching a topic!

My husband and I live in beautiful Mount Vernon, Washington. When I'm not at my computer writing, I can usually be found working in the yard and garden. You can read more about me and my children's books at www.LindaMooreKurth.com . For my adult books, go to www.LindaMKurth.com

Chayil Champion,

a native of Evanston, Illinois (a north Chicago suburb), grew up with a passion for sports and writing. Champion graduated from Evanston Township High School and then went to the University of Miami where he double-majored in English and Communications while competing as a two-sport athlete in football and track.
Upon graduating from UM, Champion dabbled as a journalist in newspaper, radio, and television before moving into the arena of education as an English teacher, football and track coach, and then eventually a vice principal. After a ten-year stint in education, Champion moved from South Florida to California where he began to focus on his career as an author.
Already, Champion has written five books and just recently launched his Literacy With Life Lessons campaign amidst his new The Lost Souls Book Series. The Lost Souls Series is a faith-based, seven book set with fictional characters, fictional plots and twists wrapped around gang-violence, sports, sex trafficking, racism, drugs, and abuse among others. The books are designed to entertain, educate, and encourage teens and young adults to make wise decisions when faced with difficult odds.
The first two books of the series ‘Affiliated’ and ‘Going Pro’ are already available on Amazon, Tate Publishing, and other mass media outlets. Champion’s desire through the literacy campaign and book series is to drive students back to the desire of reading books by giving them stories that they can relate to during this generation and offering them exciting plots that they’ll enjoy for many years. Champion is also set to release his new faith-based superhero novel titled, Majesties of Canaan, due to drop in late January.

 

 

May 18, 2016 Show

 

Deb Mertan

I am just an average woman who has been through my share of ups an downs. I found myself falling into a very deep depression and needed to do something drastic to pull myself out of it. I started by looking up quotes, mantras, blogs and inspirational books. As soon as I started feeding myself all this positive input, I could see that my life was miraculously changing for the better. I began taking notes on all the steps I was taking so that I could share my progress with others. Not only was my life changing on the inside but people were asking what I was doing and and why I was so happy all of a sudden, so I would tell them what I was doing and they started doing it too.

I have always been a woman that helps others. I have become this mentor that has changed peoples lives. If you read my book "Choose a Powerfully Positive Life" with all the steps you need to get started you will read about my children and their young friends' testimony of how my experience and mentoring has changed their young lives.

Only you can choose and travel on your own journey. You can make it a positive one full steam ahead or let your thoughts of being a failure keep you down. The Universe is with us and loves us. Smile and take your blissful journey of change and success with me
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Bethany Frost

My name is Bethany Frost. I have been married for 8.5 years to my prior army turned railroader husband. I have two adorable dogs and a loveable cat. I have been writing for as long as I can remember, and have always enjoyed reading. My debut novel, The Witch's Savior, is my first completed novel, and I am super proud of it! I hope to make it the first of a 5 book series. When I'm not wiring I am finishing up college to get my certification to teach in the state of Kansas. I live teaching children. It is my only other passion besides writing. Currently I am a server at Olive Garden, and I love being able to provide people with happy experiences whether it's by being a great server, a great teacher, or a great author. I just want to bring joy to others! I also have the best family in the world. My mom, currently fighting breast cancer, is my hero. She has always supported me in everything I do. I don't know where I would be without my family!!


 

 

 

 

 

May 11, 2016 Show

Christopher Clouser

is a native of Indiana that has a passion for basketball and the sports history of his home state. By day he is a Finance Professional, but in his spare time he has written and contributed to several books and magazine articles on golf and sports history.

He is frequently called upon to talk or write about the subject of his first book The Midwest Associate, the famous golf course designer Perry Maxwell. Clouser has been the sole contributor on two other books related to sports history and has contributed to three other tomes on golf. His first foray into the world of fiction is the Protectors of Austeria series. The first part of the series was within the pages of Rojo, which was released in 2015. The second part of the series was just recently released under the title of the Nine Nations. Clouser hopes to complete the last part of the series by the end of 2016. Christopher is married to his wonderful wife and has two children.
 

Jules Madrid

I would sincerely like to thank you so very much for your interest in my book and me.
This my very 1st published novel. I am very excited because this is the 1st of many more to come. I am a freelance writer, my book called The Envelope

I am as Arizona native as they come, though, I have lived in many cities across the United States. Arizona however will always be my home.

Writing has always been a hobby of mine since I was a child, I once even won a 1st place ribbon for creative writing, and though I've unintentionally turned writing into my profession, I couldn't be happier about this change. I've been a chef, owning and operating my own catering company in Scottsdale, Arizona, called Vally of the Sun Events, and I've been a tattoo artist, I own a tattoo company called Desecrations !nk.

I am currently attending The University of Phoenix, working towards a bachelors degree in journalism, then on to my masters degree, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU.

I have 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter, and live at home with my husband and myself.

I believe no matter what, there is always room for improvement.

Well that is simply me.
 

 

 

 

May 4, 2016 Show

Miki Kadosh


Miki Kadosh is a blogger at I A-M a Bookaholic,


Beside being a blogger, she works as help desk at a bank.


Miki is a passionate reader and a member at some street teams.


She designs teasers for books and does Beta reading and ARC reading.


She is also addicted to tv shows and movies like Criminal Minds, Ma'adam Secretary, and Friends.


Her dream is to be between the "big sharks" at google and later in life to own a coffeehouse with a library.


Parker Sinclair

Ms. Sinclair gives credit to the development of her imagination and passion for writing to multiple childhood destinations lacking indoor plumbing. It may sound odd, yet when your journey to adulthood consists of numerous backpacking, camping, and hiking trips to the most out-of-the-way and breathtakingly beautiful places in North America, the creation of games, worlds, and characters are the results. She would never trade the childhood her parents gave her, and she thanks them for raising her to have her own thoughts, dreams, and bountiful imagination. Oh and she wishes to thank them for teaching her that one should never leave their jeans on the floor of an everglades campground shower--lest they do the dance of the scorpions in the pants again!

While attending college, Ms. Sinclair studied biological sciences and psychology, specifically animal behavior, but her love has forever been to write. There are boxes in her house filled with notebooks, journals, and logs with poems, stories, lyrics, and personal rants scratched into them with pencil, marker, pen, whatever she could get her hands on. Words demanded to be thrown out of her mind and onto paper by any means necessary. Ms. Sinclair's studies have contributed greatly to the worlds, characters, and stories she creates, proving that no matter what path you take, it will all be part of where you end up--sometimes in spectacular ways!

Since 2007, Ms. Sinclair calls Virginia Beach home where she is employed as a full-time educational counselor, and finding time to write late into the night after her kiddos, and in many cases, her husband, are fast asleep.

Check out her website today: www.ParkerSinclair.net ,   blog www.parkersinclairbooks.wordpress.com
Parker Sinclair Books on Facebook, Instagram: Parker Sinclair Author, Twitter: Parker_Sinclair

 

April 27, 2016 Show

Amanda Leigh

Amanda Leigh is the author of the YA/NA Contemporary Romance, My Heart is Yours and two poetry collections. She's co-editing a project of mini memoirs from people with the same rare medical condition as her. She's also writing a YA Paranormal Romance trilogy. Amanda has a BA in English and Communications with minors in Psychology and Creative Writing but the most rewarding experience of college was working on the literary magazine. She adores cats and has one named Sawyer - named after one of her favorite characters in Lost. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, music, singing, psychology, swimming and art - particularly photography.

 

Christie Stratos


Christie Stratos is an editor and award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, the first book of five in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Christie has had short stories and poetry published in Ginosko Literary Journal, Andromedae Review, 99Fiction, and various anthologies. An avid reader of all genres and world literature, Christie reads everything from bestsellers to classics to indies.

 

 

 

April 13, 2016 Show

John Harrison

is a talented fiction writer that has the remarkable ability to convert even the most mundane occurrence into something fantastic, no matter the setting or environment. His writing, though not prolific, is not monogamous to any one genre.

He can regularly be seen watching events transpire around him with a thoughtful, and often playful, expression glued to his face.

All of his works can be found where ever fine books are sold, but may also be purchased online and in some of the seedier book dealers as well.

He has two series available for perusal and is working on several stand alone projects because an author cannot live off of the idolatry of a few series.
 


Lauren Stock

began writing in 8th grade. After having been a voracious reader of YA novels, she was determined to create her own book. Necrobloods was completed by her senior year in high school, with her father coming on board to help. Her first story involved competing styles of magic that had to vie for control.

Enjoying the process of writing, she decided to continue working with her dad, and they are now working on the Tamzin Clarke series. This set of novels is a combination of action/adventure and paranormal/supernatural.

Lauren is now in college, looking toward a degree in writing and international marketing. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her two miniature dachshunds.

You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLaurenStock/

 

 

 

April 6, 2016 Show

 

Cathy McGough


Best Selling Author Cathy McGough was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. As a young girl, she wrote poetry and song lyrics and dreamed of writing a novel. Cathy is a Professional Member of The Canadian Authors Association and has been a member of The Society of Women Writers NSW (Australia) since 2011. Cathy is Director/Publisher of Stratford Living Publishing Inc., a company she formed in 2015 which published three local magazines (two print and digital, one digital only) under the trademarked name of Stratford Living. Cathy lives and writes in Stratford, with her family. For the latest on Cathy's work click FOLLOW or visit her website www.cathymcgough.com


 

 

 Abi Douglas


If I were a demon you could summon, you could do so by placing these five items on the points of your pentagram: a dram of whiskey, a blanket fort, a corn dog, an old book with a weird title, and a circa 2009 .5 mm Pentel Twist-Erase mechanical pencil (they just don't make 'em like they used to).

By day, I research and archive historical information on politics and economics. By night, I write novels. My books include characters often overlooked in mainstream stories. I strive to include diversity in race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, age, socioeconomic status, ability, and beyond without making these differences the main subject of my writing. White dude protagonists get to have storylines that don't hinge on their white-dudeness, and so should transgender people, and people living with mental illness, and people of color, and so on.

 

 

 

March 30, 2016 Show

R J Thompson

is a freelance writer of fantasy fiction, and is author of the cats section on the Fur for life pet’s website. R J has always loved history so using her wild imagination and tying in her love of history and fantasy she started writing. With her debut novel Soulkiss ready to publish R J has her sights set on producing some more mythical inspired novels along with a future series based on some hard assed demons. She has many hobbies which include jewelry making, cross stitch and paper crafts, but also works out with her husband at their local gym. As well as this they both attend Caveman training, when R J isn’t writing.

Steve Wilhelm

is a freelance writer, author, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications. Steve has enjoyed writing journals and short stories since his early childhood days in rural Idaho. His passions include movies, writing, social media, photography, and the outdoors. He currently lives in the Boise area.
 

 

 

 

March 23, 2016 Show

Traci Sanders

Author and mother of three, Traci Sanders has been composing poetry, songs, and children's stories since the young age of ten. In 2003, she opened her home to young children in her community offering "beyond the basics" teachings. In 2008, she was recognized by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency as Family Childcare Provider of the Year and was featured in two local newspapers.

In 2010, she furthered her education by earning her Child Development Associates degree and was a recipient of the FIRST (First Incentive for Raising Standards among Teachers) Award presented by the Child Care Commissioner of her state. She continues to shape the young minds of the future through her home-based childcare program. Her daily interactions with these children provide constant inspiration for her writing and she plans to continue on this path until her story has reached "The End."

Traci has two goals in writing books--to help people and/or to make them feel something.
To date, she has published six books. Her most recent is a paranormal romance titled, 'Unsevered'. It was released on August 31, 2015.

She is an avid reader and writer, and finds inspiration all around her.

 

Alon Lavie


I was born in January 1971 in Kansas City, MO. I love snow skiing, deep sea fishing, cooking...especially Thai food. My stepfather is an aerospace engineer and he would bring all types of books related to his job which went well with my creative personality.

Growing up, I didn't have any friends, so I spent a lot of time day dreaming and developing creative ways to keep myself entertained. I starting writing the book in 1997 after one of my co-workers read some of the things I was doodling on paper and stated that it would be an awesome sci-fi novel. Up to that point, I had never really considered it!

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2016 Show

Linda Diane Wattley

is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, "I Wish" appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over twelve years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled "The Best Will Show Themselves". In her weekly column, Wattley shared a unique voice revealing her understanding of the heart of God. Heading into her thirteenth year of writing, she realized God had imparted a message to her to share with the world. This message was founded on love and God's desire for His people to know Him individually and wholeheartedly. Knowing the power of words, she writes for readers to experience instant spiritual transformation.
Wattley established her spiritual foundation based on Mat 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. With this in mind, she acquired knowledge pertaining to God and spiritual matters by reading over a thousand books and counting and of course first and foremost the Bible. Along with this personal search of knowledge, she attended the University of Akron studying courses in Psychology, Sociology and Writing. Her greatest accomplishment is her satisfaction of knowing she was obedient to God.
Wattley has appeared as a contributed writer for the online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room and Cheers where she shared Inspirational and thought provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing of anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul edited by Elissa Gabriel and This Far by Faith with Vanessa Miller as editor.
Wattley's heartfelt desire is to use her gifts and talents to assist in the healing process of victims who have experienced all forms of abuse. She is known for her healing trilogy: Something about an Angel, Deeper than Love, and This Thing Called Love. This series was for those have been abused and those who love them and would like to understand the soulful altering experience. Last Day of Victimization was also written as a self-help book to aid in the healing process of victimization.
Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously edited by Shari Love. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder have on our veterans and civilian people's lives. It takes you deep within the soul of the inner dynamics of this disorder. Stress and Trauma is guiding us farther away from love. Truth and understanding will guide us to self-love and love for our fellowman.
When Wattley is not writing, she enjoys her family; Mother Jacqueline M. Bushner, sons: Robert D. Wattley III, Marcus, daughter-in-law Katie and her granddaughters Jaelynn and Myla.
 

Peter J. Murgio,

a retired entrepreneur and real-estate investor, is a lifelong Anglophile. Frequent trips to the United Kingdom and his extensive research fostered Mr. Murgio's keen interest in English history, art, architecture, and contemporary literature, particularly things relating to the Monarchy. His wife's ancestors were prominent Britons with roots purportedly dating back to the 1600s.

Mr. Murgio received his Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth University, where he majored in business and economics. He immediately entered military service and was assigned to the Adjutant General Corps of the United States Army, where he was stationed first at Fort Carlson, Colorado, and later in Command Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he was awarded the Army Accommodation Award for outstanding meritorious service.

Mr. Murgio started his professional career on Wall Street at the American Stock Exchange, where he served as assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board. He quickly rose to a management position in the Information Services Division. After a short stint as a Marketing Manager at the General Electric Company, Genegraphic's Division, he moved to Connecticut, where he joined and later purchased a small office furniture dealership. Over the next 30-plus years, the company grew from 25 employees to more than two thousand. At one point, it was the largest dealership of its kind in the industry, with offices in the US, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. In 2010, the firm was sold to a multibillion-dollar NYSE corporation and Mr. Murgio retired.

For more than a decade, Mr. Murgio sat on the board of directors of Avon Old Farms School, The Woodhall School, and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of his New York City co-op.

Formerly residing in New York City and Connecticut, the Author is a now resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he fills his time writing and watching his wife have the time of her life--a richly deserved reward after years of being the perfect Mother, loving partner, and corporate wife. The Murgios are proud parents of two adult boys, both married and in the mergers and acquisitions industry, and they are blessed with two grandchildren.

 

 

March 9, 2016 Show

Richard Wold

is a business owner and consultant and bestselling Author of Stan.

He currently lives in Gurnee, Illinois. Stan is his first novel.

 

Sharon Bloch

My name is Sharon Bloch and for the past 25 year I have been working as a teacher and an educator, from kindergarten to early teens.

For many years I was both a kindergarten teacher, as well as a director of several educational institutions and channels.
My professional career encompasses 15 years of hands-on education, pedagogic management, educational program development and orchestration.

Over the past few years, other than tutoring, I became a certified coach and started coaching groups and individuals.
My area of expertise is children and parenting, and my vision and mission is to help children and adolescents learn a positive way of thinking by means of guiding them to discover the happiness within them.

The way I view it - Happiness is not only one's emotion but rather a way of "being" which I believe allows a positive way to deal with life's challenges, obstacles and difficulties.

Given my long-term educational exposure and experience, I developed along the years many stories that became very helpful and instrumental in my work with children.
With the help of these stories, I managed to teach children the positive ways to contain and address negative feelings such as anger, frustration, sadness, jealousy etc. which are often suppressed inside rather than exposed to deal with

Two years ago I was fortunate to volunteer and later be accepted as a foster mother for a very young baby. This experience prolonged for about two years till he was taken away back to his family; creating a very traumatic detaching experience. This was a key and meaningful personal catalysis change in my life.

As part of my mission, I decided to translate and illustrate my stories as I truly believe they can help children develop and learn to cope with daily problems.

 

 

March 2, 2016 Show

R Weir

I'm an IT Professional by day and Author by night, living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter and dog. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in our motor-home and riding my motorcycle wherever the wind takes me.

All of my Jarvis Mann Detective stories have spent time on several Amazon Bestseller lists, with more cases on the horizon. I have an oddball sense of humor like Jarvis, but I'm not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

Joe Pranaitis

I grew up in East Chicago, Indiana, and at an early age I was introduced to science fiction by my parents whom I miss. When I was a kid I was introduced to the novel Star Trek: Final Frontier by Diane Carey and later on Babylon 5 both of which have a powerful influence on the stories that I write. For the past 12 years I've been working at the Hoosier Theatre in Whiting Indiana, and during my time there I've written 13 novels, currently working on my next novel, 2 of which have been published under the title of Infinite Possibilities of which the main title will now be changed to make it more marketable. One more thing about Infinite Possibilities it will continue in it's new form. One of my goals is to work with every major studio and I am currently co-writing and co-producing my first theatrical movie. Which is leading me to direct my first short film. I am the VP and Co-owner of the production company Shareef Entertainment.
 

 

 

February 24, 2016 Show

 

Alan W. Jankowski

is the award winning author of well over one hundred short stories, plays and poems. His stories have been published online, and in various journals including Oysters & Chocolate, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, eFiction Magazine, Zouch, The Rusty Nail, and a few others he can't remember at the moment. His poetry has more recently become popular, and his 9-11 Tribute poem was used extensively in ceremonies starting with the tenth anniversary of this tragic event...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst538_My-911-Tribute-poem-has-been-in-print-at-least-fourteen-times-in-2011.aspx

When he is not writing, which is not often, his hobbies include music and camera collecting. He currently resides in New Jersey. He always appreciates feedback of any kind on his work, and can be reached by e-mail at: Exakta66@gmail.com

 

Jedlie

is one of the nation’s most exciting school show performers. He uses positive reinforcement, storytelling, illusions, comedy, music and dance to motivate audiences to make healthy choices, build safe schools, stand up for one another and to be inclusive.

Check out www.jedlie.com .
 

 

 

February 17, 2016 Show

Jason Zandri

is the best-selling author of the “I, Hero” Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Superhero series of books.


His second series of books, the “As Life Goes” series are winning him additional acclaim, marking him one the only male author showcased in the “10 Indie Chick-Lit Authors You Should Be Reading in 2016” review.


Jason lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children.

 

Susan Bird


For many years, I worked as an executive in the beauty industry. Although I consider my educational degrees important, the school of life is what I use mostly. I write simply because I love it. I write about life. To add uniqueness to my writing, all my chapters are song titles, with acknowledgment to the artist. Within every chapter, there lie two stories. My love of music is shared with you, and hopefully, you will understand the body of the chapter even more with the song title chosen. All present and future books will be designed this way. I reside in the Inland Empire with my soul mate.

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2016 Show

Courtney Frey


Courtney Frey is an author, speaker, wife, mother of three grown children and grandmother to two granddaughters. She currently resides in Iowa, has a B.S in psychology, is a birth mother, and is an advocate for mental health and women’s issues.

Her mission is to give victims a voice and to encourage healing through harnessing purpose through pain.

 

 

Jessica Ozment


Dystopian Author Jessica Ozment lives in Friendship, Tennessee with her daughter and wonderful supporting husband, Brett. Jessica was born in Jackson, Tennessee, where she shortly relocated from after she was born. After living in Texas for 26 years of her life, Jessica decided to move back "home" to be closer to her immediate family. Some of her hobbies include: reading, book blogging, advertisement of her own works, writing, drawing (She attended college at the Art Institute of Dallas, where she studied Media Arts and Animation), painting, singing, and road long trips.

“I like to surround myself with like-minded positive people. I feel It's the best way to stay happy in life. “

After losing her mother at the young, tender age of 14; she started to develop her writing as an outlet to cover the pain that she felt from her tremendous loss. Her mother was a wonderful woman who inspired her to do many things in life, including what her heart desired. She began role playing (creating made up characters and adding them to the Harry Potter world) where she eventually learned to hone her skills in writing. Her lurid and shocking novels bring new and unique idea's to the world of Zombies. She has always had a passion for learning, researching, art, and writing. At a very young age she started reading. Guess what book she started with? “War and Peace.” What a large feat for such a small girl!

 

 

February 3, 2016 Show

Donald Montano


Don was born and raised in the sleepy little mill town of Thompsonville, on the banks of the Connecticut River. He founded an energy beam welding company in a two-car garage in the foothills of the Berkshires, and in the years that followed, the business grew and prospered. Forty-one years later Don's two sons are running the business and have retired their dad to sunny Florida. But he did not go quietly. Don took up writing in his spare time. And write he did! This novel marks a milestone in his next life; a published work of historical fiction, with many more to follow.


 

Joe King

was born in 1982 in upstate New York, where he spent most of his childhood until his family moved to Knoxville, TN during his teenage years. After dabbling in various musical pursuits, King graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2011. He has worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in East Tennessee including the Seymour Herald, the LaFollette Press, and Morgan County News. His books include the poetry collection Human Ants and the novel Artifice Historica, both published by Sarah Book Publishing. To learn more, go to www.sarahbookpublishing.com  or connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Joe-King-Poet-and-Novelist-595238920565322/ .
 

 

January 27, 2016 Show

Celine Krishack

was born in Cameroon and grew up in the suburbs of Virginia. She received her Bachelor's in Computer Science in 2003 and has worked for various fortune 500 companies. She writes faith based children's stories with themes that include bullying, self-esteem, courage, multicultural and self-worth to name a few. Her characters, although fiction, encounter real life issues that are relatable to children of all ages. Her genres range from children's literature, poetry, and adventure stories. Her latest titles include Alexander, What are You?, for children and Life Poetry, the first in a three volume series, an inspirational poetry book about love, life and faith.
 

John Garland
Born in Norfolk, Va. on September 30, 1953, Mr. Garland went to Norview High School until February of 1972 when he joined the Army and graduated with a GED. In March of 1975 Mr Garland was medically retired from the Army and traveled extensively across the US living in 11 states and visiting all but Maine and Alaska. In and out of VA medical centers, Mr. Garland finally went to Holyoke Community College and earned an AA in English literature in June of 1991. His constant need for travel led him to finally settle down in the mountains of North Carolina. Throughout the years Mr. Garland has published in several anthologies and newspapers across the country. His poetry was his first love until he joined a writer/artist forum called Redbubble. There he wrote and posted many more poetry and short stories. Inspired by other writers and artists he started to write stories of a wizard accompanied by two friends - an owl and a mouse. There he was greatly encouraged to compile and expand his stories into a book, "Endor the Wizard." That book developed into a second book, "Endor's Adventures", with a third and final book in the series, "Endor: The Final Chapter." He plans on writing many more books in the years to come which will explore the many facets of his character. His stories will delight the hearts of both young and old for generations to come.
 

 

 

January 20. 2016 Show

Charlotte Roth

Obviously, I love, love to write. Mostly about real people—how we feel, think, dream, and interact with each other. My characters are very relatable and I always fall in love with them as I follow them on their journey. I’m originally from Denmark but moved to the States ten years ago with my husband, a little chubby baby Alfred, and lots of hopes and dreams. We now live in Seattle and have added two more members to the family—the twincesses Emma and Olivia. When I’m not “Mom,” I spend all my free time writing, re-writing, researching, reading, observing people, and making stories and characters in my head. (and speak with them a little, too). My favorite spot is my local Starbucks, where my imagination runs wild—or works as a sponge soaking up whatever I encounter. The world is by far the greatest inspiration.
 

Brian Michael Good


I have lived a life buffeted by character-altering hurricanes. My life storms began in my trauma-filled childhood within my dysfunctional family. My childhood was filled with tension, excessive discipline, and yelling - at home and at grammar school - contributed to a lower self-esteem and academic performance during my formative developmental years. Yelling and corporal punishment instilled fear in me. I carried such sentiments and emotional trauma with me into adulthood. I accepted the abuse that I allowed others to bestow on me.


It took me a lifetime to discover that I was a Genius, Autistic, Empath, and Savant.
What I have learned from my personal experiences can give you hope. You are not alone and you are not forgotten. Your life will improve. Peace and happiness are reserved for those who seek it. A book is food for thought... By reading a well written book you will reap pearls of wisdom and have a lifetime of meals.

 

 

January 13, 2016 Show

Robert Colton
After many years of studying Ancient Rome Robert Colton began to focus on the last generations that inhabited the city of Pompeii. Fascinated with the evidence left behind, the people of the lost city became very tangible.

Pompeii: A Tale of Murder in Ancient Rome introduces Marcellus and Tay as the two nineteen year old men arrive in Pompeii. Marcellus, who narrates the stories, plays witness to the actual protagonist, his Egyptian companion named Tay.

Colton set out to follow some of the classical Roman theatrical characters with the assembled cast. The clever slave who pulls the strings, the handsome youth who isn't as bright as he thinks he is, the angry old man who attempts to foil them both and the beautiful woman who needs to be saved -are found in his work. Each character springs from the conventional purpose into story lines that defy convention.

Convoluted, humorous and unpredictable, Colton has brought life back to Pompeii in each of his books. However, not every character is fated to survive the adventure.

In addition to writing books set in Rome's past, Robert spends countless hours attending to the whims of his retired greyhound.

Michael Dipinto


Michael DiPinto started writing his first book, The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells about 4 years ago. As his children were growing up he would make up stories to the them at bed time. This one story stuck in his head for about 8 years, until it was time pick up the pen and paper and share it with others. His first try at writing, were his daily journals to his kids about his life and adventures. Trained as an Architect, Michael loves telling stories.
His soon to be released second children’s book, The Bridge Monster is about the bridge over Longboat Key Pass and the mysteries monster that lives under it.


He is currently working on a screen play, the second installment of The Princess Mermaid, and he is taking a stab at his first mystery thriller novel.


A little less than two years ago Michael moved from his home town of Collinsville, Ct to Bradenton, Florida to be with his many family members and to start a new carrier, along with writing more and enjoying the warm weather.

 

January 6, 2016 Show

Mike Walters

and his debut novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story were revealed each and every day he wrote.

"Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It was a blast seeing what would happen next. This is why I enjoyed writing this novel so much. "

Mike is a Director of Marketing & Product at Auto-Graphics, Inc. based in Ontario, CA. That's California, not Canada. A-G makes software for Libraries, primarily public. So on your visit to the library, when you sit down to search for a book this is the software that A-G makes.

"I am very fortunate to work in an industry that has a meaningful impact on society. It makes going to work each and every day enjoyable. I mean who doesn't think we need, and who doesn't love, libraries?"

Mike learned photography as a freshman in high school and later took the passion and used it as a photographer in the United States Air Force. He loves to ride bicycles in SoCal year around, volunteers in Los Angeles at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue taking photos of the beautiful dogs, and has a passion for Micro-brews, particularly Porters and Stouts. You will frequently find him sampling, with his son Alexander, at Claremont Craft Ales, a personal favorite --- or one of the many fine breweries in and around Claremont, CA. Mike is currently at work on the follow up to The Outlaw River Wilde, which will be titled - Still Wilde in the Outlaw River. The book should be out later this year or early 2016.

 

Lynne Berger and Trish Silver

Trish Silver, a vivacious, dedicated and talented wife and mother was once encouraged by her college journalism teacher to become a writer. When her tiny Yorkie intuitively knew there was trouble in their backyard, he dashed outside, jumped in the pool and proceeded to save a kitten from drowning. Her grandchildren made a big deal of it, and crowned him Wizzie The Wonder Dog!

Trish then told her good friend Lynne Berger, about the incident, and Lynne, the founder of The Enchanted Forest Children's Theatre and Art Center in Los Angeles, who is also a fantasy writer, thought it would make a great story. Trish agreed, and so the series of WIZZIE the WONDER DOG was born. As the authors of the series of entertaining, magical, inspiring books, they have combined their different talents to create a fantastic series of books that will certainly make a difference in children's lives.

The first book, Wizzie the Wonder Dog Saves the Day, and the second book, Wizzie Goes to Hollywood are already available on Smash Words and Amazon. The third book, as yet untitled, will be published soon!

 

 

December 30, 2015 Show

Sheryl Dunn

Sheryl is a Canadian living in Mexico who's been almost everything except butcher, baker, and candlestick maker, including bookkeeper, secretary, property manager, drug prosecutor, corporate lawyer, civil servant, and most recently, keyboard player with a Cuban band in Cancun.

And, yes, she's thought about murdering on at least a few occasions, haven't you?

Hobbies and other interests? Writing, editing, reading, salsa dancing, playing with her dog, and occasionally baking to-die-for mango pie.

 

Carissa Lynch

Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I've always loved to read and never considered myself a "writer" until a few years ago when I couldn't find a book to read and decided to try writing my own story. With a background in psychology, I've always been a little obsessed with the darker areas of the mind and social problems so I try to channel all of that into my writing. I'm the author of the Flocksdale Files, Grayson's Ridge, This Is Not About Love, and the upcoming Horror High series. I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, children, and massive collection of books.
 

 

 

December 23, 2015 Show

 Rachel Lee White

I am a published author of IT WAS NOT MY FAULT. I am very pleased with this first time accomplishment. I am a pediatric nurse in a home-health setting. I have been practicing nursing for 20 plus years. I have always loved creative writing, poetry, short stories for fun in younger years.
My yearning desire to help and inspire is leading me to write and publish more series of self help literature on a down to earth level.
My ultimate goal is to make a difference in as many human beings lives as I can. I am an advocate for child abuse, domestic violence, disabled and developmentally delayed victims.
I was born and raised in Anderson, IN. I migrated to Atlanta, GA area later as an young adult. And, I have returned to Indiana.
I am really excited about venturing out and perhaps publishing a series of my first book: IT WAS NOT MY FAULT, based on my testimonial and enhanced with shared dialogue in prayer.
 

Archie Lee

is a diverse author who strives for personal excellence through a commitment to volunteerism and mentorship His educational background in counseling, journalism, health and wellness, and personnel management has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics.

Through financial hardship and peer pressure, Archie Lee graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and minor in counseling, He commissioned into the United States Army in 2005. A leader of leaders who continue to lead soldiers and civilians. An active member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity since 2005, he also earned a Master's degree in leadership ethics and management in 2009. Archie Lee has specialized in behavior and relationship counseling and has been advocate for mentoring young people in the field of youth counseling.

 


December 16, 2015 Show

Allaina Daniels

is an adoring wife and stay at home mom to two wonderful sons in South Georgia. She began writing because the people in her head gave her no other choice... they are quite bossy. When she is not chasing children, cleaning house, being a chef, nurse, or a crazed redhead... She enjoys reading, writing and paintball. She became an avid reader at an early age and never looked back. Her favorite genre is a mix of fantasy and paranormal although she has been known to occasionally read a straight romance.
 

Christopher Holley

a, New Yorker, has been an elementary school educator for over 12 years. Through working closely with children he has developed and refined his voice, drawing inspiration from greats like Roald Dahl, David A. Adler and Jeff Kinney.

In his children's stories, Christopher tackles tough issues like water conservation, body image and acceptance. However, he has a whimsical side as well, telling tales of students being put in charge of their school, a fairy that grants moustaches and choosing super-duper super powers.

Moving forwards, Christopher's goals are to continue working closely with children as an educator, and to author many more fantastic, kid-friendly stories.

On a personal basis, Christopher is engaged and he simply loves dogs! In his spare time, he enjoys the Martial Arts, football and strategy games.

 


December 9. 2015 Show

Richard Lowe, Jr.

After spending over 33 years in the computer and information technology industry, Richard decided to take an early retirement to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional writer and published author. Richard is a leader in the computer industry, serving as Vice President of Consulting at Software Techniques and Beck Computer Systems before settling down as Director of Computer Operations at Trader Joe's. During his twenty-year tenure at that esteemed company, he focused on computer security and preparing for the possibility of disaster.

In addition to creating hundreds of articles for the web and blogs, Richard actively works as a professional ghostwriter. In that role, he has completed books on a wide variety of subjects including memoirs, business volumes, and novels. Because of his in-depth background in software management and computer security, Richard has ghostwritten a number of major books in those areas.

 

Traci Sanders

Author and mother of three, Traci Sanders has been composing poetry, songs, and children's stories since the young age of ten. In 2003, she opened her home to young children in her community offering "beyond the basics" teachings. In 2008, she was recognized by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency as Family Childcare Provider of the Year and was featured in two local newspapers.

In 2010, she furthered her education by earning her Child Development Associates degree and was a recipient of the FIRST (First Incentive for Raising Standards among Teachers) Award presented by the Child Care Commissioner of her state. She continues to shape the young minds of the future through her home-based childcare program. Her daily interactions with these children provide constant inspiration for her writing and she plans to continue on this path until her story has reached "The End."

Traci has two goals in writing books--to help people and/or to make them feel something.
To date, she has published six books. Her most recent is a paranormal romance titled, 'Unsevered'. It was released on August 31, 2015.

She is an avid reader and writer, and finds inspiration all around her.

 


December 2, 2015 Show

Larry J. Dunlap


is the author of NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1 - Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, a current AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER in POP ARTIST BIOGRAPHY. Find it in Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.com. The concluding volume of his memoir, ENCHANTED, Book 2 is slated for release in 2016.


In the years following his memoir, Larry inhabited the streets of Hollywood as an artist manager, publisher, and Sunset Boulevard recording studio owner/operator. In the Eighties Larry was a founder of the first digital broadcasting network on cable television, followed by several years in video and film production, and post production. Larry went on to earn his bones as a pencil-for-hire technical and training writer for Fortune 50 companies. He is a published short story author, music magazine columnist, and authored and drew a published music-based cartoon strip named Frets. Currently Larry writes fiction and narrative non-fiction from his home near the mountains east of Los Angeles.
 

Chayil Champion

Chayil Champion, a native of Evanston, Illinois (a north Chicago suburb), grew up with a passion for sports and writing. Champion graduated from Evanston Township High School and then went to the University of Miami where he double-majored in English and Communications while competing as a two-sport athlete in football and track.
Upon graduating from UM, Champion dabbled as a journalist in newspaper, radio, and television before moving into the arena of education as an English teacher, football and track coach, and then eventually a vice principal. After a ten-year stint in education, Champion moved from South Florida to California where he began to focus on his career as an author.
Already, Champion has written five books and just recently launched his Literacy With Life Lessons campaign amidst his new The Lost Souls Book Series. The Lost Souls Series is a faith-based, seven book set with fictional characters, fictional plots and twists wrapped around gang-violence, sports, sex trafficking, racism, drugs, and abuse among others. The books are designed to entertain, educate, and encourage teens and young adults to make wise decisions when faced with difficult odds.
The first two books of the series ‘Affiliated’ and ‘Going Pro’ are already available on Amazon, Tate Publishing, and other mass media outlets. Champion’s desire through the literacy campaign and book series is to drive students back to the desire of reading books by giving them stories that they can relate to during this generation and offering them exciting plots that they’ll enjoy for many years. Champion is also set to release his new faith-based superhero novel titled, Majesties of Canaan, due to drop in late January.
Champion currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where he spends his time, running his education consulting business, (Champion Consulting Services), fitness training, reading, writing and watching blockbuster action movies!

 


 

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