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TAMMARA AGUADO is the author of the fiction novel Dahlia’s Bouquet. She was a Realtor for ten years, but has written most of her life. In-between showings, closings, and waiting outside of homes for clients, the women of Dahlia’s Bouquet unfolded on a folder, on a napkin—on anything she could get her hands on. She lives in Illinois with her amazingly supportive husband. When not at her desk, she’s entertaining friends, gardening, or chatting it up with her husband. She is still adjusting to becoming an “empty nester” as her two daughters attend university this fall. This is her debut novel. Inspiration for Dahlia’s Bouquet “Life, love, history, and of course family. Ours is quite diverse, in fact, our reunions look like a Rainbow Coalition rally. Growing up with such a variety of races gives me a quirky, optimistic view of the world.” View Books! »
Camille Alexa spends much of her time writing in the Pacific Northwest in an Edwardian home filled with an array of fossils, a forest of willow branches, a smattering of pressed flowers, and other very pretty dead things. She’s a member of Broad Universe , Codex, and of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She reviews music, books, cultural artifacts, and the occasional chocolate bar for The Green Man Review and Sleeping Hedgehog. Her book, Push of the Sky , earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award . View Books! »
Cheri resides in sunny Southern California with her husband and family, having moved to California in 2003 from her home state of Minnesota. While raising her children, she had a thriving real estate career and created and sold two successful businesses. Cheri has also been involved in many charity and community organizations - with the youth group at her church, as a Girl Scout Leader, as the PTA President of her children's school, as the Educational Director of her BNI (Business Networking International) Chapter, and as the President of her Toastmasters Group to name a few. Cheri Alguire is an engaging presenter who enjoys speaking to and working with groups large or small, including running groups, coaching groups, adventure groups, mastermind groups, women's groups, non-profit groups, business groups, etc. If you would like Cheri Alguire to speak at your function, facilitate a training session or to organize or moderate a multi-day workshop, please visit www.CheriAlguire.com View Books! »
In addition to short stories and essays/articles, Maynard Allington is the author of three novels, THE GREY WOLF, THE FOX IN THE FIELD, and THE COURT OF BLUE SHADOWS, which the New York Times called: Beautifully written. . . a sensitive and powerful examination of humanity at its worst and at its best. . . View Books! »
Alvarez, Dr. Guillermo
RP Andrews spent most of his life and career in New York City as a public relations executive before relocating to Fort Lauderdale where he taught writing on the university level. "Basic Butch," his first book originally published in the spring of 2008, is a collection of edgy short stories set in some of America's leading gay venues with characters - gay men and women - whose arrogant, aggressive natures lead them down life paths they wished they had never explored. His second work, "Adrift in The Land of Plenty" published in 2009, is a novella that tells the story of a young psychopathic Florida drifter, whose body, brains, and cocky attitude are all he has to offer the world. For Josh, sex is a momentary pleasure or, more often, a commodity for sale and killing - beginning with his own parents - an easy way to make problems ago away. View Books! »
Dan Armstrong is the editor and owner of Mud City Press, a small publishing company and online magazine operating out of Eugene, Oregon. He has written extensively in both fiction and non-fiction. Access to his books, short stories, political commentary, humor, and environmental studies is available at www.mudcitypress.com. View Books! »
Austin, Ph.D., David R.
Elizabeth Ayres is an award-winning poet and essayist with a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she was the Cornelia Ward Fellow and where she co-founded, with Julia Alvarez and Mary Gordon, the Women Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of three books, Invitation to Wonder: A Journey through the Seasons, Writing the Wave: Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers and Know the Way (poetry), and two Sounds True audio albums, the Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop and Creative Writing for Beginners. She is now working on her third book, a collection of essays entitled Land of Our Belonging: Encounters with the Wonder of Earth, Sea and Sky. Elizabeth has published poetry in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Hanging Loose, Malahat Review, Worcester Review and Van Gogh’s Ear (with Norman Mailer, John Updike, Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, et alia). She writes essays regularly for the Annapolis newspaper Bay Weekly, and her award-winning column, Soundings, appears monthly in Maryland's newspaper The Enterprise. She's received commissions to create new poems, and has performed her work in venues as diverse as The Library of Congress and New York City's Telephone Bar. Elizabeth has a well-deserved international reputation as a creative writing teacher. The groundbreaking writing techniques in her book, Writing the Wave, have been hailed by New York Magazine, Newsday, The Voice of America, WBAI, Library Journal, The Village Voice, The Woodstock Times and the Taos News. View Books! »
Ayyar, Kanchana Krishnan
As a system engineer, F. Robert Baker has 48 years of experience in weapon systems technology. He has worked on the first Polaris missile submarine, the Atlas Intercontinental missile, the SM-3 Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System and many other military programs in the United States, England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia. He has written extensively for boating magazines and is currently finishing another novel. In retirement, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, close to his two daughters and four grandchildren. View Books! »
Diane attended the University of Wisconsin and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University at the age of forty. She also has a Master of Arts from Concordia University. Her teaching career spanned twenty years and included reading, writing, and poetry. Other interests include cooking, photography, woodworking, gardening, and travel. Now retired, she is pursuing writing both creatively and educationally. She lives in the Galena Territory in the northwest corner of Illinois with her husband. She has two married children and four amazing grandchildren. View Books! »
Banis, Victor J.
Ron Barber began writing this first book in this Templar series in 2005. He retired as Director of the Port of History Museum in Philadelphia 1966 and wrote his first novel “A Cup to Die For” which was published in 2000. He has traveled widely throughout Europe and North Africa researching his books. He lives most of the year in Philadelphia with his wife who is a professional dancer. They spend as much time as their careers allow traveling in Europe and especially Paris and the south of France, and make frequent visits to Egypt and Tunisia as well. His French/Basque heritage is reflected in his love of good wine and gourmet cooking. View Books! »
Dean Barrett first arrived in Asia as a Chinese linguist with the American Army Security Agency. He has lived and traveled in Asia for 30 years. His novels on Thailand are Kingdom of Make-Believe, Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior, Skytrain to Murder and Identity Theft. Permanent Damage is the sequel to Skytrain to Murder. His novels set in China are Hangman’s Point, Mistress of the East and Dragon Slayer. Murder in China Red is set in New York, featuring Liu Chiang-hsin, a Beijing-born private detective known as “Chinaman.” Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring recounts Mr. Barrett’s adventures in China in search of a cloistered utopia described in a 4th century Chinese poem. His plays have been staged in nine countries and his musical set in 1857 Hong Kong, Fragrant Harbour, was selected by the National Alliance for Musical Theater to be presented on 42nd Street, NYC. Mr. Barrett is a former NYC board member of Mystery Writers of America as well as a former member of Dramatists Guild. Sample chapters and covers of his mystery novels can be found on-line at www.deanbarrettmystery.com View Books! »
Duke Barrett, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, served with the 1st Airborne Brigade, of the Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division at An Khe, South Vietnam, in 1965-66. The airborne infantryman, an 11B2P-military jargon for infantry parachutist-refers to himself as a "glorified grunt." In time served in Vietnam, the Chicago-born paratrooper was assigned to Alpha Company, 1/8th Cav as a rifleman, and Delta Company Reconnaissance, 1/8th Cav as senior scout, where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart. Upon completion of his tour of duty in Vietnam, Duke was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, "Americas Guard of Honor," at Fort Bragg, N.C. and was honorably discharged in 1967. With his military obligation fulfilled, Duke resumed his music career-a career that had been interrupted by the draft in 1965. Spending a number of years on the road playing music with various bands and acts, Duke had the good fortune to play just about every seedy to glamorous nightclub from coast to coast. He also was fortunate enough to play every major theatre in North America, to include New York's Broadway, where he played drums in the pit orchestra for the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Debbie Boone. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin, Duke has never applied his major, Political Science, to his music nor to his 28-year career as a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, but does have "plenty of opinions." Time wasted? He says not. "Uncle Sam paid for it." The one time rock 'n' roll drummer and former Golden Gloves champ, Duke has always had an eye for pretty women, and in 1970, married the beautiful Mitsuko Hori. Through thick and thin, Duke and Mitsuko have managed to remain married after all these years and have three beautiful children, two sons and a delightful daughter. They've also been blessed with two grandsons. Still able to get up and about and make his appointed rounds, Duke is employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, and plays music on a part-time basis. View Books! »
She has contributed essays and chapters to several book collections, authored a number of journal articles on emerging forms of digital narrative and has written for the Wall Street Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also created and produced the first Internet site for web cinema (The Bit Screen) in 1998 and created and produced the first online game-film, an interactive gaming platform that generates short films. Her website is www.druidmedia.com. View Books! »
E. R. Beecher lives in Chicago but has a deep love for the Maine Coast. View Books! »
Carroll Bennett, world traveler and photojournalist, tapped into her eclectic background to write this imaginary mining tale set in western USA. Now retired, she enjoys sharing pack rat stories with others. View Books! »
Albert Benoist was raised in New Jersey. His father was a world-class musician and Albert traveled extensively with his parents. He has a BA in Architecture from Columbia College. Most of his career has been spent in this field. Because of his varied background and interest in technology he has become a futurist which has formed the base for his present writings. View Books! »
Three novels I've written are now on sale via the Amazon Kindle site. "A Chance of Rain" is an action comedy about Harry Felix, an over-the-hill screenwriter. Harry tries to sell a story idea to movie executives, but problems arise when the CIA becomes upset that the story Harry is trying to sell sounds too much like an ongoing CIA operation. The main character of the romantic comedy, "I.P.O.: A Comic Novel" is a brilliant businessman named Scooter. The novel chronicles Scooter's attempts to find a steady lady-friend and his efforts to address a variety of issues that jeopardize the upcoming sale of his company's stock. Scooter is funny and many of the situations he wanders into are hilarious. The characters make a variety of observations about life and love, relationships and business. And there are witty comments about topics as varied as Pop-Tarts, bureaucracies, coincidences, Star Trek, and MIT. I hope a wide variety of readers will find the characters, plot, and the humor in "I.P.O." appealing--and that the universal aspects of Scooter's story and the novel's literate underpinnings will be just two of the reasons readers will return to it again and again. In "Freshmen: A Novel" three young men meet, become friends, and roommates. They savor the good times together and help each other through the tough times. Stan is a Mexican-American from a very rural area. Lenny comes from a wealthy family, and though he is enrolled in college, he spends most of his time attempting to launch his career as a comedian. Darius is an African-American with a near genius IQ. Like most freshmen they must adjust to a new and challenging academic environment, dating, dorm life--and dorm food. Stan's challenges are particularly daunting: he must learn how to live in a world he thinks is strange, convoluted, and very confusing. The novel is set in 1969-1970 so the young men also must deal with the draft, the war in Vietnam, and the campus unrest that followed the invasion of Cambodia. Reviewers have commented that the novel is warm and witty, funny and provocative. "Tips for Teaching High School English" catalogs a variety of teaching techniques I have found, discovered, and developed in the thirty years I have taught. View Books! »
Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion, and her passion lies in environmental medicine. She first became involved in environmental causes of disease when she began to notice the extent to which the home was causing illness in many of her patients. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath, acupuncturist and building biologist and is the founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies. Nicole is also a reputable speaker about the built environment and the way in which it influences our health. View Books! »
With family roots throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, Pam Bingemann was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Spending time in rural High Springs, Florida, with its’ nearby tobacco fields, made a poignant and lasting impression on her. During the sixties, amidst a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, and the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement, she attended Florida State University, where she first started writing for her local newspaper, as well as fiction and non-fiction articles for magazines. Following a career into real estate, she became a successful salesperson and opened her own brokerage firm, where her creative writing skills shifted to marketing and the production of multi-media advertising. After a long and successful real estate career in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, she retreated to her country home in South Georgia to follow her dream of writing novels. She has just completed her first novel, Common Justice, an intriguing tale of impoverished lives torn apart by racism in the 1960’s. View Books! »
Boehm, Toni G.
Rev. Toni G. Boehm is an ordained Unity minister, certified organizational & life coach, author, poet, and master- prepared nurse practitioner. Boehm's life mission is: “I am midwife for birthing of the soul’s remembrance.” Toni G. Boehm is known for her passionate teaching style and her expert facilitation of classes on personal empowerment and transformation. Boehm served at the world headquarters of Unity®, Unity Village, MO., full-time from 1987 until 2006. She is currently in sacred service to the expansion of conscious awareness of Unity teachings, spiritual life-coaching, and quantum-spirituality. She serves as adjunct faculty in the Spiritual Enrichment & Education Program at Unity Institute, is certified as a Peace Maker-Transition Consultant, a Spiritual Intelligence Coach and is a certified organizational coach. As a consultant for Unity World-Wide Ministries she did research on the best standards of practice for ministries, her research is included in The Thriving Ministry Model of Unity (UWM). During her career at Unity she held the positions of: Dean of Administration/Unity School of Religious Studies; Director/Strategic Initiatives; Vice President/ Education; Vice President/Retreats; and as a member of Unity’s Executive Leadership Team. She has been senior minister of Awakening Awareness Ministry for 20 years. Boehm was also elected, during her nursing career, by her peers, to the Missouri State Board of Nursing for two terms. She served for several years on the Unity School Executive Leadership Team board and is a consultant to the Board of Madonna Ministries International. Throughout the years Boehm has mentored and coached nearly one hundred church boards regarding ministry issues and ministries and has spoken at over 250 Unity ministries. Teaching internationally Boehm facilitates classes and seminars on self-empowerment and transformation, prosperity, leadership skill development, and Transformation Coaching©. Boehm introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary for living their lives from their highest innate potential. Her life work and mission is: “I am a midwife for the birthing of the soul’s remembrance.” Boehm holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Education, Masters of Science in Nursing, Ph. D. in Religious Studies, and is an ordained Unity minister (1989). She is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining the staff as dean at Unity School for Religious Studies, Boehm served in the Kansas City area as senior staff specialist for accreditation and certification for the American Nurses Association, and as manager, medical department at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She is past recipient of University of Missouri’s, Woman's Council Award for Research. She is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in American Women and Who’s Who in America. Boehm is author of numerous articles and the following books: *The Spiritual Intrapreneur *One Day My Mouth Just Opened *Luminous Darkness *Embracing the Feminine Nature of the Divine *The Power of YES! *The Power of “BE!” *Conscious “Living” Boehm is a devoted student of Charles Fillmore writings and teacher of foundational Truth Principles. View Books! »
Borger, Judith Yates
A few years ago Judith Yates Borger was a fulltime newspaper reporter who mothered three kids, two cats and a dog, ran a big house and tried to be a good wife. Her guilty pleasure was reading mysteries well past midnight. When the St. Paul Pioneer Press refused to pay for her car, which was firebombed while she covered a riot for the paper, she decided it was time to get a new gig. She began writing mysteries for other manic moms looking for the same guilty pleasures she had enjoyed. Her protagonist, Skeeter Hughes, is a newspaper reporter whose car gets firebombed in the first book. Skeeter faces the same conflict many women feel: How to juggle the personal with the professional. Borger lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John, and her Havanese puppy, Honey. View Books! »
Botjer, George F.
Mark Bouton is a 30-year veteran as a Special Agent with the FBI. He captured killers, kidnappers, bank robbers, embezzlers, and con men. He shares stories about how spotting lies helped him solve unusual cases and even saved his life. His book furnishes descriptions and images that reveal proven techniques for anyone to be able to catch a liar. View Books! »
Bowen, Jack W
I have traveled around to quite a few States and I have a varied background. I started as a farm boy and then spend time working as an accountant for over 20 years, as a disaster relief worker after Hurricane Andrew, an office worker, a flea market manager, construction worker, and for the last six years as a Grounds Worker at North Carolina A&T State University. View Books! »
Liam Boyle is a chartered engineer who lives with his wife and two children on the Isle of Man. He has published several pieces for magazines and journals and Dead Ballast is his third novel. View Books! »
Following a successful career as a film and television director, Michael Briant crossed the Atlantic from the UK to the Caribbean, sailed from the West Indies to Chesapeake Bay then Panama and the South Pacific. Was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on hisway back to Europe. View Books! »
Brogden, Ted Miller
Ted M. Brogden is an instrument rated pilot, certified diver, and practicing raconteur. He spends most of his time in Eastern North Carolina or the Low Country of South Carolina. His simplified view of life: "I've always tried to face life like the oyster when given grit; give back a pearl." View Books! »
Brown, William F.
William F. Brown lives in Columbus, Ohio. As the Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, he traveled widely in the US and abroad. A native of Chicago, he earned a BA in History and Russian Area Studies and a graduate degree from the University of Illinois. He has been active in politics and numerous civic organizations over the years. He is the author of two published suspense novels and two that are presently out with publishers. Beaufort Books published his first novel, The Allah Conspiracy in hardback. His second novel, Thursday at Noon is a Joan Kahn Book published by St. Martin's Press in hardback, in paperback by Harlequin's Gold Eagle, and in various foreign editions in the UK, Brazil, Canada, and Australia. It was reviewed favorably in the New Yorker and in many other major publications. In addition to the two novels, he has written four screenplays. They won First Place in the suspense category of the Final Draft contest, Finalist in Fade In, First Place in the Screenwriter's Utopia -Screenwriter's Showcase Awards, Second Place in the American Screenwriter's Association, Second Place at Breckenridge, and others. One was optioned. In addition to golf and painting, he has traveled widely in Russia, Germany, the Caribbean, England, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Austria, Egypt, and Israel. He is presently writing his fifth novel, another fast-paced domestic thriller. View Books! »
Adam Browne, born 1963, lives in Melbourne, Australia. His stories have won the Aurealis and Chronos awards, and two, ‘Orlando’s Third Trance’ and ‘Space Operetta’, have been adapted as films, the latter, titled The Adjustable Cosmos, screened at the Sydney International Film Festival and the Anima Mundi animation festival. View Books! »
Julia Buckley is a Chicago area writer. Her first mystery, The Dark Backward, was released in June of 2006 and earned high praise from Crimespree and others; her next book, Madeline Mann, was lauded by Kirkus and The Library Journal. It is now available for the first time on Kindle, as is as its sequel, Lovely, Dark and Deep. Her short story, “Motherly Instinct,” appears in Anne Frasier’s 2011 Halloween Anthology, Deadly Treats. Julia is a member of Sisters in Crime, MWA, and RWA. She keeps a writer’s blog at www.juliabuckley.blogspot.com on which she interviews fellow mystery writers; her website is www.juliabuckley.com. She is one of Poe’s Deadly Daughters, and posts weekly on their blog: www.poesdeadlydaughters.blogspot.com. Like Teddy Thurber, she is a bibliophile who teaches English. View Books! »
Barry Burnett lives in, loves, and is alternatively amused, confounded, comforted, and appalled by Boulder, Colorado. He currently works part-time as a family doc, the world’s very best day job, and spends the rest of his days suffering silently as a writer (and, yes, exercising regularly, trying to eat well, wearing sunscreen, and staying happily married). After a rather truncated high school career, he worked in a bronze foundry, briefly visited art school, then obtained his GED and proceeded to Monteith College, Wayne State University Medical School, a residency at the University of Colorado, and a public health degree at UCLA. Since then, he has taught family medicine and developed a solo practice, before recently joining a larger group. Barry Burnett is the author of numerous articles and the original “Zen of Science" column for Nexus, all with a focus on integrating alternative and mainstream health care. A decade or so ago, he fell into fiction and has been addicted since. This has resulted in Resonance, Thrilling Romance, The Mortalist, a handful of short stories, and now, How To Live Forever. Not only have the human and moral aspects of longevity been a lifelong interest, but it was a boatload of fun to write. View Books! »
Butler, Joy R.
John C. Caiazza Ph.D. has published over 40 reviews, essays and articles in such journals as Modern Age, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Political Science Reviewer and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is the author of several books, including War of the Jesus and Darwin Fishes (Transaction Publishers) and Rediscovery of Design in Contemporary Cosmology (forthcoming). Caiazza has been a professor and college administrator for over 30 years; he is married and lives with his wife Jo in New Hampshire; they have a son, Paul. View Books! »
Anneke Campbell was born and raised in The Netherlands. She has worked as a midwife, a nurse, a yoga teacher, a college teacher of creative writing and English literature. She has published award winning poetry and articles and scripted and produced documentaries, including the ACLU Freedom Files, as well as the drama "A Day with the Concord Writers" for WGBH in Boston. Her manual for activists with the visionary environmental lawyer Thomas Linzey came out in 2009, her anthology of women leaders with Bioneers founder Nina Simons in 2009. In "Oh Little Town of Bellingham" she reworks her favorite childhood story, the birth of the miracle child in the manger, emphasizing the miracle of actual birth. View Books! »
Rev. Dr. ‘Judy’ Campbell is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and author of several books and articles. In addition to the Olympia Brown Mysteries, she’s published children’s stories, poetry, and essays on the arts and religion, and on spirituality and creativity. She holds a PhD in The Arts and Religious Studies and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts. She has presented writing workshops and ‘Writing as Spiritual Practice” workshops both nationally and internationally. When she isn’t traveling and teaching, she divides her time between the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and Plymouth, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, and best friend, Chris Stokes, who refers to himself as a ‘Professional Englishman’, and their two annoyingly intelligent cats, Lucy and Katie. (Author photo by Alison Caron) View Books! »
Deja Vu Publication made its debut in 2007 headquartered in New York's East Harlem where it remains today. Its founder, Ms. Deborah Cardona envisioned a publication company that would attract talented authors as well as give her the freedom to bring her urban tales out to the general public. Chained, Two Fold and A Better Touch, her first publications were ground breaking books that first established the company. Ms. Cardona decided to enter into the publishing field when she found that her stories were not only thought provoking, but it also showed its readers that there are choices one can make in life for the better. Now the main goal is to guide other authors who come into the Deja Vu family to achieve it's highest potential through knowledge and keep the readers in mind to bring forth the best books that will thoroughly entertain them. View Books! »
T. Carlton and Ann Packard, collaborators on this novel, enjoy a variety of interests. T. Carlton likes to focus on getting a good sight picture, before zeroing in on the subject. Ann Packard, on the other hand prefers the more broad approach to the subject matter. Ann Packard and T. Carlton often get into intense discussions about the twelve gage versus nine millimeter solution to problems, however, in the end they will usually agree to disagree; but in a friendly manner. Well, there was that one time… View Books! »
Carmen, Richard E.
Dr. Carmen received his Doctor of Audiology Degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He’s been practicing audiology and issuing hearing aids since 1973. His research topics have included tinnitus, emotional aspects of hearing loss, resistance to treatment, the effects of metabolic diseases on hearing, and audiologists’ personality types. He’s written extensively in the field as a regular contributor to various hearing journals and authored, co-authored and has been a chapter contributor for several other books. His material has appeared in such popular consumer-based periodicals as The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Self Magazine. He’s been a board member for a number of national associations and among current posts is one of the technical advisors to The Better Hearing Institute and an editorial advisor for an industry publication Advance for Audiologists. Dr. Carmen resides in Sedona, Arizona. View Books! »
Barry Carter is a poker player and journalist from the United Kingdom. He writes for PokerNews and several poker magazines, including Poker Pro and WPT Magazine. He would like to make it known that his role in this book was primarily to provide a poker player’s voice to Jared’s work—he didn’t create the theories themselves. He lives in Sheffield, England with his fiancée Gina and their dog Charlie. You can find out more at www.BarryCarterPoker.com. View Books! »
Born and raised on Boston’s North Shore, Craig Caulfield left Emerson College after his freshman year to seek adventure. He maneuvered through a number of occupations while pursing the craft of writing in Boston, New York, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, and Miami—before returning to his studies at the University of Vermont in 2001. Reviewer David Kaslow called his non-fiction book Ruggles Street, “A Bach Fugue of a book.” In 2005 Craig received a BA in English and History from UVM, graduating with Honors. A Pale Horse, his short story in the Trinity College Dublin Master's Program's anthology titled Incorrigibly Plural, was singled out by the Irish Book Review for praise in 2006. Craig received an MA in Creative Writing from TCD in 2007. Since the winter of 2008 he has made his home in Moscow, where he draws on his diverse life experiences while working on his fiction. View Books! »
Hugh Centerville is retired and lives in New York's Hudson Valley. He likes, in no particular order, baseball, cats, tall spreading sycamores and old Indian stuff. View Books! »
Chabot, John R.
From Cynn's desk: I guess I should introduce myself by saying that I’ve been a storyteller my whole life, a writer since I could curve my letters, and a novelist when those two became forever inextricable. Over the years, friends and family have encouraged me to write my own stories rather than the fiction in which I tend to get lost. I’ve resisted, finding it so much more interesting to make up and control pretend lives rather than to rely on the “facts” of my own, which seem at times beyond my control. In the past, chalking much up to the gods, muses, fairies, luck, fate, and the Magic Eight Ball, I have come to see how, in fact, I play a much greater role in turns of events than I’d once chosen to believe. I’ve also been uncomfortable examining my own life close enough to touch the fatal flaws, nevermind write about them–in first person, no less. To be frank, I’ve felt the genre of creative-non-fiction to be a rather self indulgent form of naval-gazing practiced by writers who spend a lot of time with their therapists. Not that I believe fiction writers are any less self indulgent (or nutty). No, writing fiction is mostly a hindsight way to rectifying wrongs, serving justice or vengeance, fulfilling dreams, explaining mysteries, revealing histories, and happily ever-aftering an otherwise sad or tragic ending. We change the names to protect the innocent or guilty and ourselves from showing our own envy, spite, bitterness, or lawsuits. I’ve been both awed and repulsed by those who can so bravely and squarely bring to the page the horrors of abuse, the smell of war, the triumphs of cancer, the haphazard way of demonstrating how and why bad things happen to good people, and only understand, as James Carroll once wrote, “We tell stories because they save us.” But now, I understand that I do not have to splay myself out naked for all the world to see my dermatological flaws (god help us all); instead, looking back as a single mother of sons (straight and gay), a spouse, daughter, sister, lover, friend, teacher who happens also to be a lesbian and can’t help but being a writer–well, I might have something to contribute to the conversation now that I’ve turned fifty and am less sure of all I have come to believe and know. After having spent a lifetime racing to acquire knowledge, there’s a freedom in discovering that I never will, and so now I’m off the hook! And this is pretty much the thrust of this blog–One writer’s point of view about her small but ever-surprising and evolving life. Enjoy – Cynn~ View Books! »
Nicole Chardenet graduated from Kent State University back when Duran Duran was still considered cool and of course it's purely coincidental if Joyce Bacyrus's unnamed Midwestern university bears any resemblance. She was in the medieval re-creation group The Society for Creative Anachronism, where she learned how to belly dance, flirt outrageously, terrify battle-hardened Vikings and dance around campfires at midnight surrounded by screaming barbarians wearing loincloths and roadkill and very little else. Her writing credits include a technology column with a colleague for a New England alternative newspaper, various freelance pieces, and several SCAdian “filk songs”, the less said about which the better. She currently lives in her Den O' Iniquity with Belladonna the Demon Beast in Toronto, where she now terrifies Canadians rather than Vikings. View Books! »
Born in Johannesburg in 1928, Sydney Chaskalson volunteered in 1948 to fight in Israel's War of Independence. After the war he was active in the Torch Commando and other anti-apartheid organisations and political parties. The CEO of a publicly quoted South African manufacturer (he was Businessman of the Year in 1976), he retained his dedication to the Israeli cause, emigrating there with his late wife to Israel in 1979. In Israel he became an activist for the Labour Party. A lifetime lover of nature and with a vital concern for Middle-Eastern politics and diplomacy, this is his first novel. View Books! »
Newly available through the auspices of the BooksBnimble imprint, In a former life, Marika spent 13 years as a front line employee for Continental Airlines. She traveled the world and visited The Tower of London, the Coliseum, Neuschwanstein Castle and even attended a game at Fenway Park seated right next to The Green Monster. (Yes, it was awesome.) In her tenure at Continental, she swears that she never lost your bag. She also worked at the St. Petersburg Times, first as a copy clerk and then in the composing room where she learned the lost art of paste up. It was here that she learned a little about the publishing business and gained a great respect for anyone that works at a daily newspaper and election night pizza parties. This was her first and last glamorous photo. View Books! »
Cintas, Isabel Garcia
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1974, Oscar S. Cisneros was raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. After graduating from University of Texas with honors in English, he went on to study law and graduate from UC Berkeley School of Law where his studies focused on intellectual property and other law and technology matters. Mr. Cisneros is presently a senior technology licensing attorney for a major motion picture studio. He wrote and self-published his first book of poetry, The Flower Queen, while in law school. He lives in the Los Angeles area with Waffles, his Jack Russell Terrier. View Books! »
Coleman, Anne Beckley
Anne was born in Lexington, Virginia, nurtured by two parents and two siblings who shared her love of the written word. She attended Hollins University and worked for many years in marketing. Her divorce was final the day she turned 52. Like so many women before her, she has been in a process of re-examining life and love ever since. When she is not traveling the world she is at home in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She lives with Alf, one of the greatest mousers on the planet. View Books! »
Tess Collins is a coal miner’s granddaughter with Cherokee ancestry on her mother’s side and a legend of being descended from a mountain clan known as the Seven Big Sisters on her father’s. Raised in the southeastern Kentucky town of Middlesboro, she spent her early years listening to mountain tales of haunted hollows, ghosts, moonshiners and unsolved murders. No doubt they influenced her writing. She is the author of THE LAW OF REVENGE, THE LAW OF THE DEAD, and THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, thrillers set in Appalachia. Her non-fiction book HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE is published by by Rowman and Littlefield’s Scarecrow Press. Miss Collins received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute. She lives in San Francisco where she manages the prestigious Curran Theatre, a major Broadway show venue. Her web page can be accessed at www.tesscollins.com/ View Books! »
Colman, Jessica D., MAPP
Stephen Colmant, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and has more than 15 years experience working with people with a wide range of treatment issues in a variety of settings. He is the author of Using the Sweat Lodge Ceremony as Group Therapy for Navajo Youth and Sweat therapy. Dr. Colmant lives with his wife and daughter on the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Bryson City, NC. View Books! »
Robin is a talented illustrator and author of children's books. View Books! »
Cook, Sharon Love
Lala was no doubt a premiere and loyal monthly subscriber to Dr. Seuss's children's books, and years later, one of the first teenage girls to hide Erica Jong's 'Fear of Flying' deep under the folds of her mattress. Lala's mother taught her the love of books by devoting daily reading time. From early childhood, Lala has been passionate about all the arts. She is a painter and a former stage performer. Early work careers blended selling high-end real estate in Colorado, where she was also president of an interior design firm, Connoisseur, Ltd. Extended university coursework focused on the fine arts, but the lure of writing was even stronger. The seeds of her writing journey were sown by Lala's fifth grade teacher, Miss Macey. She was the first mentor to suggest Lala consider a career in writing. That extension of the arts through the written word, and a bold commitment, turned into a full time passion in 2001. View Books! »
JAMES CURTIS is the author of W.C. Fields: A Biography, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize by the Theatre Library Association and named one of the Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. He is also the author of Spencer Tracy: A Biography and James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters. He is married and lives in Brea, California. View Books! »
Rebecca Phillips-Dahlke ran her father’s crop-dusting business near Modesto, California for several years during the early 1980’s. Her son and muse for writing this series, John Shanahan, was a career Aero Ag pilot until his accidental work related death in Feb. 2005. Next in the Lalla Bains mystery series: A DEAD RED HEART A DEAD RED OLEANDER. A DANGEROUS HARBOR, a contemporary romantic mystery set in Ensenada, Mexico featuring Katrina Bluementhal will be out in the fall of 2011. Memberships: Sisters in Crime, National Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ. Arizona Mystery Writers Public Safety Writers 1st chapter Pres. of Cochise County, AZ chapter of Sisters in Crime from 2003-2005. View Books! »
Michelle Daly was kicked out of school at age fifteen with a reference stating, ‘Michelle thinks life is one big joke.’ She went on to work with children in residential care and in 1972, at age nineteen became the youngest single woman in Britain to obtain legal guardianship of someone else’s child; Marie, a seven year-old mentally and physically disabled child. She moved to Ireland in 1990; a country she now refers to as her second home, where she home-schooled her two children, Patrick and Anna. She now lives in Liverpool with Marie. She is an advocate for children’s rights and people with special needs. This is her second book. Michelle’s first book, Marie’s Voice will be re-issued on Kindle in December 2011 under the original title of With a Little Help from My Friends. View Books! »
E.J. Daniel lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado surrounded by family and animals, domesticated and wild. View Books! »
Davidson, Margaret C.
From David Chaimowitz: Thirty years ago, my mother and I thought it might be fun to write a book together. We both loved to read - at the time, I particularly liked historical novels, while my mother enjoyed romances - thus, a historical romance seemed like the logical choice. Little did we know, that on that fateful day, our naïve enthusiasm would set us on a nearly three-decade journey that would eventually land us with an eBook (there were no such things when we first began our tale). Although we hadn't imagined her in electronic form, there were other forms we considered, such as a mini-series. I easily could see Li-shan on the little screen, even a big screen, but mini-series were quite popular at the time. My mother, however, could be pretty stubborn, and never strayed from her vision of Li-shan as a novel. Eventually I gave up my Hollywood dreams. In July, of 2005, after a 3-year battle with emphysema, my mother passed away. We hadn't worked on Li-shan for about 2 years due to her illness, and I promised her, shortly before she took her last breath, that I would finish it at some point (figuring it would be a nice retirement project many years from then). And because neither of us were really fond of our "real" names, we had decided to publish our book under the pseudonym - Margaret C. Davidson. However, a year after she died, I suddenly felt the urge to complete it. Four years and 12 drafts later, I completed Li-shan's story, not only for the two of us, but for Li-shan, as well. For by then, she was like the child I never had. I'm sure I can speak for my mom when I say we're proud parents, that regardless of the missteps her parents took over these many years, or what others may feel about her, we think our kid turned out okay. View Books! »
Day, Lilli Jolgren
De Voe, M.M.
"I am a native Oregonian who writes about the American West. In addition to my self-published novel, Brute Heart, articles I have written have appeared in the Small Farmer’s Journal and Horsefly and I won third place in a Trazzler writing contest this summer. I also received a Writer’s Digest honorable mention for my poem, “A Bar Stool’s Lament.” To support and improve my craft, I volunteer for "The Nature of Words," an annual Bend, Oregon literary event celebrating young writers and established authors. I have attended workshops led by authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Sherman Alexie, Molly Gloss, Hallie Ephron, Bob Dugoni and others, and belong to a local writing group, The High Desert Sojourners. I hope my novel will entertain you and perhaps even help someone in an abusive relationship or living with an alcoholic. But please don’t assume Brute Heart focuses solely on human suffering. In its pages you will also find many humorous anecdotes and heart-warming animal stories. Based on my own experience, life is like that--part suffering, part joy, and thank God we have friends, family and laughter to sustain us." View Books! »
Del Cerro, Juan
Del Colliano, Jerry
DFC, Bill Malins
Retired Wing Commander Bill Malins was 23 when he joined the RAF in 1938. In 1940 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, following a daring reconnaissance mission in Belgium. And he was one of the first officers to set foot on Sicilian soil when the Allies invaded in 1943. At the closing stages of the war, Mr Malins was there when Allied troops crossed the Rhine in 1945. His squadron was one of the first inside the gates of Belsen, Germany, where its concentration camp was liberated. In his 2010 memoirs, Coming In To Land, he wrote: “It justified every single day that I had spent fighting in the war.” He visited the prison where SS and Gestapo guards were held, and met Irma Grese, dubbed the “Blonde Beast of Belsen”. He retired from service in 1952 and went back to the family farm, Lords Farm, off Lords Lane, Bicester, expanding it from production of 40,000 litres of milk a year to two million today. RIP, Bill. View Books! »
Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz
Writer, Director, Producer, Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Ode to Lata was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “an achievement” and by the Library Journal as “brilliant.” Dhalla was showcased at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York with the headlining event, An Evening with Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla (2009) and at Yale University’s prestigious Master’s Tea (2011) to discuss his novels and films. Already a major motion picture, Dhalla’s groundbreaking novel makes its ebooks debut as the Author’s Edition, and includes the bonus short story, A. Please visit the author website at www.GhalibDhalla.com View Books! »
Di Jorio, Sophie
Patti Dickinson is author of two nonfiction stories, Hollywood the Hard Way, a Cowboy’s Journey, and Coach Tommy Thompson & the Boys of Sequoyah. The Indian’s Daughter represents an entry into her favorite novel genre, political thrillers. Ms. Dickinson lives on the central coast of California. View Books! »
Diogenes Laputa emigrated to internal exile in America, where he now lives in his tub, in the zone between the lands of Kindle and Nook. Diogenes, a provopolitan, was banished from his first residence in America, the island of Laputa, ruled by devout PCs, for defacing its taboos. Diogenes has found that his motto, “deface the currency” (parakratein to nomismata), has already been accomplished by America’s powerful, producing the most rotten scraps for dogs like him to feed on in the history of the world. Diogenes Laptua has adopted a decadent ascetic position, characterized by abstinence from various aesthetic pleasures, with the aim of pursuing intellectual, political and provopolitan goals. Whenever he leaves his tub, he carries his lantern, looking for honest men. View Books! »
Dolin, Eric Jay
I grew up near the coasts of New York and Connecticut, and since an early age I was fascinated by the natural world, especially the ocean. I spent many days wandering the beaches on the edge of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic, collecting seashells and exploring tidepools. When I left for college I wanted to become a marine biologist or more specifically a malacologist (seashell scientist). At Brown I quickly realized that although I loved learning about science, I wasn't cut out for a career in science, mainly because I wasn't very good in the lab, and I didn't particularly enjoy reading or writing scientific research papers. So, after taking a year off and exploring a range of career options, I shifted course turning toward the field of environmental policy, first earning a double-major in biology and environmental studies, then getting a masters degree in environmental management from Yale, and a Ph.D. in environmental policy and planning from MIT, where my dissertation focused on the role of the courts in the cleanup of Boston Harbor. I have held a variety of jobs, including stints as a fisheries policy analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Service, a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental consultant stateside and in London, an American Association for the Advancement of Science writing fellow at Business Week, a curatorial assistant in the Mollusk Department at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, and an intern at the National Wildlife Federation, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, and the U.S. Senate. Throughout my career, one thing remained constant-I enjoyed writing and telling stories (in addition to books, I have written more than 60 articles for magazines, newspapers, and professional journals). Around 2002, I told my wife I wanted to be a fulltime writer. After she stopped laughing she said okay, if you can earn a certain amount of money you can quit your day job. It took me another five years to meet that threshold, and now writing is my job. How long my career as a writer is going to last, I don't know; but I hope it lasts forever, and that I keep discovering interesting stories to tell. View Books! »
Drachman, Steven S.
Drake, Allan C
An author with experiences from the supernatural. View Books! »
Dennis Duncan is a 25-year music industry veteran. His first big break in the industry came by landing a multi-million dollar Warner Brother’s contract with his band Sister Whiskey. He soon learned that hints of fame could destroy a project quicker than the words can be spoken. Although Duncan never landed another major label record deal, he was able to build a “mini-entertainment-empire” as well as become a mediator for the Nevada Supreme Court helping foreclosure victims of the economic downturn. His multi-dimensional persona led him to experience the world of the artist on the stage, the manager behind the scenes and the business executive in the office. His unique experiences and projects with which he has been affiliated all stem from a core philosophical question asked by him to himself each morning.......”Why Not????” View Books! »
Dunlop, Elliott J.
Eckert, Allan W.
Allan W. Eckert was an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. The author of forty published books—plus one, The Infinite Dream, available the fall of 2011 by Jesse Stuart Foundation—he was nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature and, in 1985, was recipient of an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 1998 he received his second honorary doctorate, also in Humane Letters, this time from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his, he wrote and had published over 150 articles, essays, and short stories, as well as considerable poetry, a major outdoor drama, and screenplays for several movies. View Books! »
I live in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with six cats, a desert tortoise, seven box turtles, and a German Shepherd, Louis, who looks something like Rin Tin Tin in his soulfulness. At night I can hear the ocean when the tides are high. When I was nine, my family moved from Ridgewood to Saddle River, New Jersey, a paradise of a town with a woods, a skating pond, a fishing pond, and 700 people who knew who we all were and where we were every minute. I had a shepherd dog, Mac, who died a tragic death, shot because someone thought his foaming-at-the-mouth fear of a thunderstorm meant he had rabies. As an adult, I had no dogs until I settled down. After college (two miserable years at Trenton State Teachers College and two happy ones at Fairleigh Dickinson College), I taught elementary school for a few miserable years, then moved to Camden, New Jersey and landed a job as a typist-clerk at the Philadelpha Bulletin. When my boss discovered I had difficulty typing up circulation figures with twelve carbons, I was fired and found another job writing copy for a paternalistic insurance company that offered a low salary and delicious free lunch. One of the printers had the magical ability to square up a stack of paper into a perfect cube. Eventually I moved to a studio apartment on Irving Place in New York City, and, after a few months of writing copy for a textbook company, went on to free-lance as a writer of anything anyone would pay me for. In 1967, I moved to Los Angeles, where I was advertising manager for a publishing company. Then the west coast was a mecca for writers and adventurers. Within a couple of years, I visited a Malibu beach house, fell in love (long-distance) with Bob Dylan, met Thomas Pynchon (he wouldn’t remember it), and saw Hair. In 1972, I returned to free-lancing, moved south, and found my first dog, Puppy, a mixed breed who looked something like a fox. (To show you how inappropriate Puppy’s name became, I’ll tell you this: Puppy died at age 17.) I wrote articles for Irving Wallace and his son, David Wallichinsky (People’s Almanac and Book of Lists), and did other wonderful things I won’t mention here. With Carol Orsag Madigan, I wrote several books. A desire to delve more deeply into ideas finally drove me to graduate school in 1981. My dissertation focused on an order of 17th and 18th century French nuns so I had to spend a happy year in France doing research. During that year, while not in the archives, I drank local wine with fellow historians and traveled the country with Puppy, who had far less trouble than I did communicating with the French. Now, I teach history part-time at California State University, San Marcos, spend time with Louis and the other animals, and write the books I have always wanted to write but never had the time for. View Books! »
Holly Engel-Smothers is a former Parent Educator for the Parents as Teachers early childhood program and continues to work as a consultant for Parents as Teachers, especially for families with twins. Since 1990, she has been an educator specializing in teaching parents and their children up to age seven. She works in a Title I program teaching low-level students and is on her district’s Communication Arts Committee and Literacy Team. She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching Reading. Holly’s writing credits include “The Read and Respond” series, consisting of six curriculum guides based on children’s literature, and “The Real World” series—three books for practical applications of reading, math, and science. Holly has had numerous articles published in magazines and is a contributing author to several books. View Books! »
S. K. Epperson is the author of Borderland, Nightmare, The Moons of Summer, and most recently The Neighborhood, all published by Donald L. Fine Books. The author makes her home in Witchita, Kansas. View Books! »
A nom de plume for S.K. Epperson. View Books! »
From Geraldine's Desk: "I am a British writer, born in London, England, and brought up on a south London Council estate, the youngest of four children of Irish Catholic working class parents. Alas, one of life's late developers, and, at that time, more interested in playing marbles than studying for, and taking exams, I failed the 11+ examination, which was the exam that decided the standard of the rest of your education (and usually the standard of the rest of your Iife...). Like my older siblings, I left school in my mid-teens and started work - mostly a series of tedious dead-end jobs. Though, funnily enough, the first job I had, when I left school at sixteen, was as an assistant in a public library, with the perks (at that time, I don't know if such perks still exist) of being able to borrow as many books as I liked and never having to pay any fines. Ye Gods! Couldn't I do with such perks now! My fines from the library are awe-inspiring! You know what it's like - you take books out for research, keep them for months and always forget to renew them. Even though, nowadays, I do some of my research on the internet, nothing really replaces the book held in the hand, with all the bibliographic information at the rear. (Read more on Geraldine's website at www.geraldineevans.com)" View Books! »
Evans, Mary Anna
I'm the author of the award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries: ARTIFACTS, RELICS, EFFIGIES, FINDINGS, and FLOODGATES. The sixth in the series, STRANGERS, will be published in October. I am a chemical engineer by training and license, with a degree in engineering physics thrown in for spice, but I love reading about history and writing about an archaeologist. Truth be told, I'm a little jealous of Faye and her archaeological adventures. I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, spending time with my family, cooking, and playing my 7-and-a-half-foot-long monster of a grand piano. My cat helps me write, so I should probably put his name on my books. Check them out on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. View Books! »
David Eveleigh was genetically engineered by a race of ancient Atlantean she-wolves and cryogenically frozen so that he might act as a doomsday device in the 21st century. Now, free from his icy prison, he has set out to fulfill his creators’ dreams by subjecting civilization to unimaginable horrors. Leech is the first of these with far more to come. In his spare time, he enjoys Saturday morning cartoons, raising pumpkins, and writing about himself in the third person. It really annoys me when he does that, though. View Books! »
In addition to He Who Shall Remain Shameless (Macromere Press), David Ewald is the author of a full-length play, Mormania (Paragon Theatre's The Trench). His short fiction and dramatic work have appeared in BULL: Men's Fiction, The Chimaera, The Harrow, The Bend, Eclectica, Morbid Outlook, Denver Syntax, and Spectrum. More about David can be found at www.davidmichaelewald.com. View Books! »
Eyck, Megan van
My car stalled as I was driving sixty-five miles an hour, merging from the freeway onto the Interstate. Just like that, the engine stopped running. I was lucky that the worst thing that happened was waiting for a tow truck. My car would be in the shop for the next five days. I was disappointed because I had to pass on the opportunity to volunteer at an upcoming Amyloidosis support group meeting in Portland, Oregon, a three-hour drive from our home near Seattle, Washington. I’d taken up with the charity when Carlos, my now deceased lover, was ill and fighting for his life. He and I had been involved in an extramarital love affair for over five years and he was the love of my life. During the months he spent waiting to receive high-dose chemotherapy to treat his case of Amyloidosis, a rare and incurable blood disorder, we talked of all the things he would do after he entered into remission. He wanted to be the poster boy for the disease, leading the fight to educate primary care physicians about Amyloidosis symptoms and diagnostic procedures. Instead, he died. View Books! »
Head of "The Little Agency That Roars," (Advertising and PR) Michael amazingly seems to be publicity- and image-shy. View Books! »
Ferris, John P.
Finger, Gerrie Ferris
Gerrie Ferris Finger writes mysteries, romantic suspense and ghost stories. Her mystery, THE END GAME, won an award for the Best First Traditional Mystery Novel in 2009. St. Martin’s Minotaur published the novel in 2010. She is a retired journalist and lives on the coast of Georgia with her husband, Alan, and standard poodle, Bogey. View Books! »
Fisher, Tamara J.
Linda Fleischmann is the founding President of Loan Connectors, a mortgage brokerage that opened its doors in January, 1999. She is a Certified Mortgage Consultant under the auspices of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, and is also affiliated with the California Association of Mortgage Brokers. Linda’s journey in the banking industry began in 1985 when she was employed as a part time bank teller by California Federal Bank. In1992, she was promoted to Branch Manager, a position she held until she left the company in 1998. Learning the ins and outs of the mortgage business at WMC Mortgage, formerly Weyerhaeuser Mortgage, Linda then opened Loan Connectors, a company whose excellent reputation has been supported by its referral based client list. No one is more passionate about loans than Linda Fleischmann. She will do whatever it takes to achieve customer satisfaction even if it means telling someone NOT to do a loan. Her honesty and knowledge of the loan and mortgage business has led her to maintain success even during trying economic times. She is an active member of various prestigious organizations in her hometown of Santa Clarita, California, including the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, Women Entrepreneurs of the Santa Clarita Valley, and the Heartlink Network. Linda, and her husband, Mark Fleischmann, have two children, Lexie and Michael. View Books! »
Ricardo Flores V nació en Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas México en Mayo, 22 de 1962. En Julio 28 de 1998 Ricardo fundo el ministerio Siervos de Cristo donde funge actualmente como Presidente del mismo. Siervos es un ministerio interdenominacional Cristiano en Internet con más de 5000 miembros alrededor del mundo cuyo objetivo es compartir día a día una dosis de fe y confianza a sus lectores mediante reflexiones breves, pero ricas en la Palabra de Dios. En Septiembre del 2004 Ricardo publico su libro Día a Día con el Señor, un devocional cristiano. Ricardo en un continuo invitado especial para compartir la Palabra de Dios en diferentes foros en Hispanoamérica. La visión y pasión de Ricardo es compartir al mundo aquejado por circunstancias adversas como depresión, estrés, prisa, tristeza, inseguridad y miedo una Palabra que aliente, fortalezca y de poder verdadero y no fantasioso. También compartir a un mundo sin rumbo y dirección una Palabra que oriente y de sentido, así como la aventura y emoción que matizan de alegría y gozo auténticos a la vida. Pero sobre todas las circunstancias, compartir al mundo la Palabra de Dios, que es viva y eficaz y conduce a un encuentro personal con Jesucristo. View Books! »
R. J. Fontinel-Gibran were raised in the Mid-West, having the deepest roots in Kansas City, and has lived throughout the Great Plains, most of her life, and the Great-Niece of Kahlil Gibran, the Great Prophet, born on Mount Lebanon. Reared in Bordeaux, France, in her teens, and speaks fluent French. Studied at Grinnell College and a graduate of the University of Iowa, affiliated with the Internationally Famous Writer's Workshop. Awarded 'Best Poets Award' from the International Society of Poets. 'Editor's Choice Award' from the International Library of Poetry, 2008. Published Poet. 'Immortal Verses', International Society of Poets. CD Sound Track. 'Favorite Memories', Noble House U.K., 'Poetic Justice', Author House. You are invited to experience my webpage 'Jeanesse the Poetesse', just go to this link http://www.jeanessethepoetesse.com View Books! »
Forbes, Mary M.
Richard Forer was born in Trenton New Jersey in 1948. His father was an attorney and his uncle, Joseph Forer, a noted civil rights litigator and lead attorney with the National Lawyers Guild. His younger brother is an attorney and former President of one of the largest Reform synagogues on the East coast and his identical twin brother is a prominent member of an Ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism. Forer is a practitioner of the Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method, a unique system of healing developed by an Israeli. View Books! »
Former Philadelphian Shelly Fredman is the author of the No Such Thing As…A Brandy Alexander Mystery series. She is a firm believer in the magical powers of chocolate and enjoys spending time with the multitude of characters that have taken up residence in her head. View Books! »
Rob Freedman lives in Portland, OR with his wife Beverly. A high school and college English teacher for many years, he now devotes his time to writing and walking along the Pacific. His work has appeared recently in Drash, Tikkun, and Portland Magazine. His one man show, Forty Years in the Desert, includes material that appears in this novel. View Books! »
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to - and I wont... Prior to arriving in Los Angeles in 1979, I worked as an attorney in Johannesburg, South Africa. I then moved to London where I worked for an international trading company in its London and Zurich offices in the banking and financial sectors. I have no recollection of learning anything from that experience.... After moving to Los Angeles, I was admitted to the California Bar in 1979. Since then, my law work has focused on assisting clients in the negotiating and structuring of their transactions around the world. In the late 1990s, I ventured from the dark side and left the formal practice of law to explore life on the bright side—the world of business. I was the CEO of an international music company and then the CEO of an award-winning international architectural design company. I've now returned to the dark side where I belong... During these years, I saw first-hand some of the same ethical issues that confronted many of the modern senior executives who were involved directly and indirectly in the recent high-profile scams. That might be my next book. Maybe not... I also saw how the negotiating techniques of some of the most successful business executives and high-powered attorneys mirrored the basic principles that are laid out in the 10 Powers of Negotiation in my new book. I also saw how they all followed the principles of The Duck School in applying some old-fashioned common sense to whatever they were doing. Was it a coincidence that they were so successful? What confused me was that my two young sons employed the same negotiating techniques in their dealings with me and followed the same principles without ever having gone to Harvard. Perhaps this meant there was still hope for us non-Harvard blokes... I've recently written "Detecting the Scam: Nelson Mandela's Gift," which was initially critically acclaimed by my family and closest friends. After all, isn't this what family and friends are for? Now, fortunately, its also been critically acclaimed by The Jerusalem Post and some quite respectable folks who are neither friends nor family. Hope springs eternal... View Books! »
Patty Friedmann, New Orleans fiction author and Hurricane Katrina survivor... Except for education and natural disasters, I've always lived in New Orleans. That's the only part of my bio anyone needs to know. As a writer, I need to be here to hear the voices on the streets-and, yes, in my head. My work is darkly comical, and New Orleans is an engaging old lady in every story, a beauty past her prime who still looks in mirrors, unaware that she's ravaged, even now, too preoccupied with her looks ever to have taken care of her goofy children. I don't write about the New Orleans others limn, the political posturing, the accents with no final g's, the Mardi Gras beads hanging from rearview mirrors. Mine is the world of Confederacy of Dunces. The storm lifted the board and showed the termites underneath here, but I'm still not sure anybody gets us. We're the only city in the world with a collective sense of humor and irony, and that's all anyone needs to know when reading one of my books. View Books! »
Actor / writer Dan Frischman is best known for his TV series regular roles as “Arvid” on ABC’s Head of the Class, and as “Chris” on Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel sitcom. He has also performed stand-up on Late Night with David Letterman and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. Dan began his career as a professional magician, “The Great Houdanny,” and is a lifetime member of LA’s Magic Castle. Jackson and Jenks, Master Magicians marks his debut as a novelist. www.danfrischman.com View Books! »
Although born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Ritch became visually attracted to the west and the Native American culture by the warm colors and the spiritual nature of the people and the land. Inspired by the works of the legendary photographer Edward S. Curtis and his colleagues who chronicled Indian life in the 19th and 20th centuries, he became sympathetic to the Native American history and their fallen journey. He paints of the people, the land and the spirits and tries to recapture a feeling of a time and culture long gone. He is an emerging self taught artist who has been painting for over twenty years and only recently began to exhibit publicly. He has been awarded the Plainsman, the People's Choice Award at the American Plains Artists show in 2009. He has exhibited in most states in galleries and museums including the * International Museum of the Horse, * The Gilcrease Museum, * The American QuarterHorse Association Museum, * The Great Plains Art Museum, and * The Ellen Noel Museum. Known for his evocative expression and emotion of the subject as well as his textured application of paint, Ritch is rapidly building a strong following with collectors and galleries throughout the world. He has studied with Micheal Madigan and developed his own style of expression. He won the Judges Award of Merit in the Trail of Painted Ponies National Art Competition, 2006 and a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Plains Artists. He has also appeared on national television and radio several times and has been featured in several art magazines. Ritch is also an author, his latest book, Tweet, a comedy about one guy who took on big business and won (available on ebook and paperback). Press Release. To see Ritch's books: www.Ritchgaiti.com. Prior to painting, Ritch was a technology executive on Wall Street. He also enjoys tennis, films, skiing and is a private pilot View Books! »
Maureen Gill is a native Chicagoan whose blunt style of writing has been compared to a gale wind off Lake Michigan -- fresh, exhilarating and nothing to be taken lightly. It seems appropriate that she's been nicknamed "The Windy City Author." After careers in academia and business, Maureen has thrown her proven talent for writing into the arena of commerical fiction and her first novel, January Moon, is a fast-paced, suspense-filled crime novel like none other. Chicago Police officers and authors, Gina Gallo and Dennis Banahan, have lavished praise on January Moon, calling it a "masterpiece, a tour de force" and a "powerful cocktail" and predict Maureen will fast become the next great name in fiction. January Moon is the first in the "Del Carter Calendar Series" and its sequel is expected to follow in early to mid-2011. View Books! »
Gillen, Garrett R.
Formerly a confirmed Couch Potato, author Shelley Gillespie became a hiker due to her husband’s “gentle prodding.” The Gillespies have since hiked or walked on both US coasts and many other scenic locations. Now, she actually likes hiking! An award-winning journalist and public relations consultant, she lives in Arizona where hiking in the summer can sometimes be accomplished in an air-conditioned, two-story shopping mall or outside early in the morning before temperatures exceed 100+ degrees. She is currently senior staff writer for The Communicator/copanews.com, an independent local newspaper. Shelley Gillespie was part of the founding board of Friends of the Library when Maricopa incorporated and later served as president of the organization. She also co-produced the opening day events of Maricopa’s Public Library in 2009. Gillespie has presented several book readings at the Maricopa Public Library, featuring Horton Hatches the Egg. Senior staff writer for The Communicator, she recently received a journalism award from the Arizona Newspapers Association. View Books! »
Ginsberg, Barry G
Harvey Goodman grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Colorado where he studied history and developed a love for western literature and the great outdoors. He visited and worked in some of the west’s remotest locations during his years running an oilfield vessel-buildings outfit. Mr. Goodman went on to teach history and coach football, eventually becoming a high school principal, and superintendent of schools. He excelled as an athlete, being named the MVP of the University of Colorado football team his senior season, and was drafted by the St. Louis Football Cardinals. Mr. Goodman played in thirty-two NFL games, including the 1976 season with the Denver Broncos. He and his wife, Gabrielle, have three sons. Mr. Goodman lives in Westcliffe, Colorado. View Books! »
Jeffrey Goodman received a professional degree in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a M.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona, a M.B.A from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from California Coast University. He was accredited by the former Society of Professional Archeologists from 1978 to 1987. His books, AMERICAN GENESIS and THE GENESIS MYSTERY, included accounts of his discovery of an early man site in the mountains outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Four seasons were devoted to excavating this site, the last of which included archeologists from the University of Alberta. In part, The COMETS OF GOD tells of the linguistic and scientific discoveries Goodman made within the pages of the Bible. Goodman is happily married and has three daughters. One daughter spent three years in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew. Goodman is guarded by two radioactive Jack Russell Terriers. After doing four books for major publishers, he has formed his own publishing company, Archeological Research Books.com. His next book will be on the language and history of Biblical Meditation. View Books! »
Dr. Thomas Gordon was the author of the best-seller Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.). He founded Gordon Training International in Solana Beach, CA. which offers communication and conflict resolution skills training to parents, teachers, managers and youth. View Books! »
Gould, Sydney D.
Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of mysteries, thrillers, and chillers. His first Ceepak mystery, TILT A WHIRL, won the Anthony Award for Best First Mystery. The sixth book in the series, ROLLING THUNDER, is a finalist for The Watson Award, given to the series with the best sidekick. His ghost stories for younger readers have won both the Anthony and Agatha awards. View Books! »
Judge Grussendorf’s career in public service spans 25 years as the director of one of the top law school’s immigration law clinics in Washington DC and as an immigration judge in Philadelphia and San Francisco. His book MY TRIALS: WHAT I LEARNED IN IMMIGRATION COURT lays bare the shocking practices and routine abuse of immigrants who appear in our nation’s immigration courts. Judge Grussendorf began his career representing asylum applicants at the Central American Refugee Center in Washington, DC. at the height of the wars in Central America. He was then named director of the immigration law clinic at George Washington University Law School, where he championed the rights of immigrants and asylum applicants, and later became an immigration law judge. Many of his decisions in the courts of Philadelphia, Baltimore and San Francisco were cutting-edge precedents affording protection to battered spouses, gays, and refugees from civil strife in Africa, Central America and Asia. His book is the first and only publication by an insider of the immigration court system. View Books! »
Philip Guyett was born and raised in Covina, CA. His career in forensics and tissue recovery began when he trained as a Riverside County Coroner reserve in 1993. By 2004, Guyett had worked as the Director of the Willed Body Program at a southern California medical school, ran a private whole body donation service, was the first non-hospital based establishment to recover research tissue for the Cooperative Human Tissue Network, and started recovering whole bone and skin grafts for transplant purposes at his Las Vegas, NV business. In December of 2005, Guyett decided to alter some paperwork to rid himself of some donor bodies and close his tissue recovery service, Donor Referrals Services, located in North Carolina. His decision to do so caused one of the FDA’s largest human tissue recalls in recent history. As a result, in 2009 Guyett is now serving an eight year federal prison sentence for three counts of wire fraud. View Books! »
C. C. Haile is a New Orleans native who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, but also spends time as often as possible in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and San Francisco. She is an avid historian, genealogist, researcher, photographer, writer and artist holding a B. A. from Kennesaw State University. She is a mother to three grown children, two grandchildren, several foster children and two godchildren. She is also a cancer survivor and a proud supporter of service dogs, including her own cancer care dog, Fargo - The Never Ending Dog, a magnificent Great Pyrenees, about whom a book is now in progress. View Books! »
Haile, C C
C. C. Haile is a New Orleans native who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, but also spends time as often as possible in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and San Francisco. She is an avid historian, genealogist, researcher, photographer, writer and artist holding a B. A. from Kennesaw State University. She is a mother to three grown children, two grandchildren, several foster children and two godchildren. She is also a cancer survivor and a proud supporter of service dogs, including her own cancer care dog, Fargo - The Never Ending Dog, a magnificent Great Pyrenees, about whom a book is now in progress. View Books! »
Halland, Wayne T.
P.K. Hallinan is the author and illustrator of more than 80 children's books, with over 7,500,000 copies sold worldwide. P.K. first began writing and illustrating 35 years ago when his wife asked him to create a picture book as a Christmas gift for their two young sons. Mr. Hallinan is this nation's foremost author of children's books which teach life-long values. His book, For The Love Of Our Earth, was recognized by Early Childhood News as one of America's "100 Best Product Picks for Children." His books, We're Very Good Friends, My Mother and I, and We're Very Good Friends, My Father and I, made the "Top Five" of Waldenbooks National Bestsellers list. Today, his many books, which include, That's What A Friend Is, I'm Thankful Each Day, and How Do I Love You?, are enjoyed by all for the timeless values they share. Booknook.biz has released "Live and Let Live" for P.K. on Apple's iBooks, and we have more wonderful books by P.K. in production. View Books! »
Nominated for the Edgar for Best Novel in 2010, Timothy Hallinan has written ten published novels, all thrillers, all critically praised. In the 1990s he wrote six mysteries featuring the erudite private eye Simeon Grist, beginning with The Four Last Things, which made several Ten Best lists, including that of The Drood Review. The other books in the series were widely and well reviewed, and several of them were optioned for motion pictures. The series is now regarded as a cult favorite. In 2007, the first of his Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers, A Nail Through the Heart, was published to unanimously enthusiastic reviews. “Hallinan scores big-time,” said Kirkus Reviews, which went on to call the book “dark, often funny, and ultimately enthralling.” Nail was a Booksense Pick of the Month and was named one of the top mysteries of the year by The Japan Times and several major online review sites. Rafferty's Bangkok adventures continued with The Fourth Watcher (2008) and Breathing Water (2009), both of which also appeared on “year's best” lists. New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart said about the 2010 book, The Queen of Patpong, “You won't read a better thriller this year,” and Ken Bruen said, “John Burdett writes about Bangkok. Tim Hallinan is Bangkok. I adore this book.” For almost thirty years Hallinan operated one of America's leading television consulting firms, working with Fortune 100 corporations in New York, Los Angeles, and London to focus their television sponsorship activities. He has written full-time since 2006. Since 1982 he has divided his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, the setting for his Poke Rafferty novels. View Books! »
Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife, Shelly, and daughters, Chloe, Jadyn and Emma. He has been blessed to work with churches in North Ridgeville, Akron, and now Columbus, Ohio. He has been preaching since 1998. Much of Jason’s work as a public speaker and writer is available online at ingodsimage.com. Jason enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending time with his family. He can be reached at Jason@ingodsimage.com View Books! »
Ellen Hart is the author of twenty-six crime novels in two different series. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award in several categories, a recipient of the Alice B Medal, and was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in 2005. For the past fourteen years, Ellen has taught “An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery” through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. View Books! »
Brian Heffron is a staff writer/director/producer at KLCS-TV in Los Angeles, an educational PBS station licensed to the LA School District. There he creates programming to assist and improve student outcomes. After college, he became a professional sailor, working up from deck hand to navigator to delivery skipper, eventually circumnavigating the north Atlantic including a passage from St. Thomas to Gibraltar in a 37 foot sailboat. He got his first television set experience in the world of Advertising working for WRK, a subsidiary of Young & Rubicam. There he learned the ropes of production and produced his first commercials. Since then has worked at almost every position on a set from grip to props to production design and was eventually the director of photography on the award winning independent feature film, "The Imported Bridegroom". With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing from Emerson College, he has worked in Los Angles since the early nineties as a screenwriter and TV producer/director. Since joining KLCS-TV he has won Telly Awards, Aurora Awards, Videographer Awards, Emmys, and the Davis Award. He is credited with creating the first animated web series on AOL entitled "Hollywood Nights", and he was the creative director of a software and art company that created the fifty thousand clip-art images contained within MSWord. He has been writing since he first met Christopher Robin and Winnie the Poo. "Go, Dog, Go!" was a strong early influence and remains so. His poetry is deeply romantic and infused with images of nature and love, and hopefully, humor. View Books! »
Heim, Susan M
Susan M. Heim is an author and editor specializing in parenting, multiples, and women’s issues, and she is a former Senior Editor for the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She has written several books, and her articles and essays have appeared in many books, magazines, and websites. She writes a regular online column for Mommies Magazine, as well as a blog for parents called “Susan Heim on Parenting” (www.susanheim.blogspot.com). Susan is also an expert on twins and multiples for AllExperts.com and ParentsConnect.com, as well as a parenting expert for SelfGrowth.com. She is a member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Southeastern Writers Association. Susan maintains websites at www.susanheim.com, ababywillchangeyourlife.com, and www.twinstalk.com. View Books! »
Heinz, Wilbert A.
Wilbert “Bill” Heinz started life in upstate New York, but his adventurous spirit has taken him coast to coast and across the world in the course of his 90-plus years. Whatever life offers, Bill takes with philosophical good humor and chalks it up to experience. Bill lives in Vancouver, WA. View Books! »
Hellmann, Libby Fischer
Award-winning author Karyn Henley has written over 100 titles, which include a mix of children's books and articles, parent-teacher books, articles, and curricula, and preschool musicals and CD's/DVD's of original music for children. An accomplished songwriter, Karyn has been a Dove Award nominee, and received a regional Emmy Award as Music Composer for a Christmas television special. She has traveled worldwide speaking to parents and teachers and entertaining children and their families in storytelling/active movement sessions and concerts. Most of her work has been in the area of spiritual development. She is best known as the author of the original version of The Beginner's Bible, which during the fifteen years it was in print (1989-2004), sold over 5 million copies and was translated into 17 languages. A graduate of Abilene Christian University (BSEd), Karyn received a Master's of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Karyn's debut line of YA fantasy novels is entitled Angelaeon Circle, the first release in the series being Breath of Angel, was published by WaterBrook Multnomah in 2011. View Books! »
Peg Herring is a reader and writer of mysteries from Michigan. She loves music, traveling with her husband of many decades, and gardening, mostly for the benefit of local deer, elk, and rabbits. View Books! »
I sometimes feel as if I’ve already lived several lifetimes in the years I’ve inhabited this body. I’ve been able to create outlets for all my varied interests and abilities. So far, I’ve been a rock-and-roll singer/musician, a typesetter/copy editor for various newspapers and magazines, a professional psychic/tarot reader, a licensed psychotherapist, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a newspaper columnist, a university instructor, a workshop presenter and a fiction writer. During many of those years, I was also a single mom. (You can read more about Lynda at her website, http://www.lyndahilburnauthor.com/index.html) View Books! »
Hilton, Lynn M. Ph.D.
Lynn M. Hilton is known as a pathfinder, and original thinker. He was trained as a bomber pilot in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war he served as a missionary in the New England States (1945-1947). He married and was sealed to Annalee Hope Avarell in 1948. He earned a PhD in the Department of Education from the University of Chicago in 1952. He was a professor at Brigham Young University from 1953-1964. During his time at BYU he served as Associate Dean of Adult Education. He served a term in the Utah House of Representatives. He is the discoverer of the Lehi Trail in Arabia (see Ensign Magazine “In Search of Lehi's Trail, September and October, 1976). He worked four years in Egypt and seven years in Saudi Arabia. His faithful wife Hope died in 1999 after a long illness. During his entire life he has served in many wards, stake and mission assignments for the LDS Church. He has four children and fourteen grandchildren. Lynn married and was sealed to Nancy Mae Goldberg in the Salt Lake Temple in 2001 and since has completed three Senior Missions with her. They labored in Sydney Australia, LDS Church Office Building and Greece Athens Mission with assignments in Irbid Jordan and Athens, Greece. He is the author of many books and articles, several have been widely published. (Lynn on the left, Nancy on the right) View Books! »
Hilton, Nancy Goldberg
Nancy Goldberg Hilton was born Jewish. She graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Fine Arts. She was a business woman in Dallas, Texas in the title insurance industry. In 1992 Nancy experienced a real miracle of God, a “burning bush experience” where she was given the knowledge of a living God and his son Jesus Christ, who is her Messiah. After searching four more years she found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized in 1996. She then sold her business and her home, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and accepted a two and one-half year mission in the Family History Library. During this calling she completed a database of the specifically Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog which was donated to the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). For this work, the IAJGS gave her an award for her outstanding contribution at their July 2001 international genealogical conference. At the end of her mission at the Family History Library she met and was married and sealed to Lynn M. Hilton in the Salt Lake Temple. View Books! »
Tre Hilton is the nom de plume for three extraordinary and talented woman, those being renowned novelist Kathy Wall, Vicky Hunnings and Jo Williams. Vicky Hunnings has gone from helping people—to murdering them. A former Family Nurse Practitioner, Vicky was forced to give up her medical career due to health problems. So she began to write about what fascinated her most—police work. Her mystery novels, The Bride Wore Blood, Death on a Cellular Level, and Turn of Fortune, all feature detectives Shark Morgan and Dell Hassler, death investigators for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Kathryn R. (Kathy) Wall wrote her first story at the age of six and then decided to take a few decades off. She and her husband Norman retired to Hilton Head Island in 1994 where she began her writing career in earnest. She is the author of ten Bay Tanner novels, eight of which are published by St. Martin’s Press. The eleventh in the traditional mystery series, all of which are set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, is Jericho Cay, available in spring, 2011. Visit her at www.kathrynwall.com for a complete list of her books along with sample chapters and other information about Bay Tanner and her Lowcountry home. Jo Williams has an MA in counseling and a PhD in metaphysics. Since the writing of Ringer, she and her husband, Harry, have moved to Tampa, FL. She currently serves as a Prayer Chaplain at New Life Unity Church in Tampa and has facilitated classes in A Course in Miracles for more than a decade. Her passion is sharing the principles of Divine Law in a variety of creative ways, including her novel series: The Song My Soul Remembers, Behold the Dawn, and One Thought from Heaven. (Kathy Wall pictured) View Books! »
Hobbs, John R.
Alan Hoshor is a long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Originally trained in Forestry at University of California, Berkeley; he has had a very diverse and eclectic career in industries both large and small. Twelve years ago he started Hoshor Systems Consulting to service small businesses in Washington State. Alan's claim to competence is his capacity for systems thinking matured over decades of productive life. View Books! »
The Author has lived inside the walls of the Great Pyramid his whole life and has long been Perplexed by all the Strange Mysteries. View Books! »
Garry Hoyt es diseñador de yates y escritor, actualmente radicado en Newport, Rhode Island. Es autor de dos libros de Navegación—Go For The Gold y Ready About!, como también numerosos adtículos para revistas marinas. Hoyt fue fundador de Freedom Yachts en 1976. También fue navegante Olímpico y ha ganado el Campeonato Mundial de Sunfish, aparte de una gran variedad de otros títulos de Navegación. En enero del 2000, fue nombrado uno de los 30 navegantes más influyentes de los últimos 30 años por la Revista Sail. Al principio de su carrera en publicidad, Garry vivió por 25 años en San Juan, Puerto Rico, donde nacieron sus dos hijos. Durante esta época, viajó mucho a América Latina y al Lejano Oriente, como gerente de area de Young & Rubicam. Esta experiencia, junto con su conocimiento adquirido del español, le ha dado a Hoyt una excepcional perspective del complicado mundo de la política Latina, especialmente los eventos de Puerto Rico, donde era un observador de primera fila. Egresado de Colgate University en 1952, donde se especializó en Literatura Inglesa, Hoyt también recibió una licenciatura de Thunderbird School of International Management. Sirvió como Teniente J.G. en la Guardia Costera de los Estado Unidos de América con tareas de búsqueda y rescate en Florida y en el Caribe. View Books! »
Zeno Hromin is a veteran surfcaster who resides with his family in Westbury,NY. He is an author of The Art of Surfcasting with Lures which has been called "the new surfcasting bible". He also co-author The Hunt for Big Stripers. Zeno is also an editor of Surfcaster's Journal Magazine at www.surfcastersjournal.com View Books! »
Bryan Hubbard is a graduate of philosophy from London University. He is married to Lynne McTaggart, best-selling author of The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, and together they own and are directors of two publishing companies, WDDTY Publishing Ltd and New Age Publishing Ltd. Bryan is publisher of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, a health journal. Previously he was employed by EMAP and the Financial Times Group. He lives and works in London with Lynne and their two daughters. View Books! »
Brian Huey was born in Westlake, Ohio. He went on to receive a BS and BA from the University of North Carolina, where he competed as a springboard diver. After working in corporate America for a few years, he ventured out as an entrepreneur. Since those early years, he has owned businesses in advertising, manufacturing, and finance, all the while writing the PERPETUAL series. His inspiration comes from his own adventures in life and business, having experienced firsthand that reality is stranger than fiction. Brian competes as a master’s swimmer (MAC Masters). He currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina. View Books! »
During the day I write about killer calling plans. At night––just the killers. I’ve been in advertising for twenty-something years. It’s a very fun business that I continue to work in. Recently, I thought it might be fun to write a book. I was right. The result is my debut novel, Chop Suey. I’m fast at work on the second book, where we continue to follow the misadventures of Darby Stansfield. Now I’m supposed to tell you where I live and if I’m married or have kids or pets. I see the other authors do that. I don’t know why. I wasn’t going to, but my wife wanted to see her name in print. What about the two times it shows up in other parts of the book, I asked, wasn’t that enough? I live in San Francisco with my wife Mila. View Books! »
Ickstadt, Leanore Friedland
Leanore Friedland Ickstadt, born and educated in the United States, first traveled to Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Mary Wigman, one of the founders of modern dance. She has lived in Germany since 1963 where she has educated teachers, actors, dancers and children in her own studio, the Tanz Tangente Berlin, and as a guest professor in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Salzburg. She performed throughout Europe and has choreographed for companies in North and South America and in Europe. In 2003 she retired from dance and turned to writing. Her first book “Dancing Heads – a Hand- and Footbook for Teachers”, was published in 2007 by iUniverse and in German by Tanz und Schule e.V. München. Leanore lives with her husband in New York and Berlin. View Books! »
International Air Transport Association
Author, publisher, entrepreneur, philanthropist and adventurer enjoys a diverse and multi-faceted background. With a true passion for the written word, Irion began one of his life-long passions by authoring his Hell Series books. Inspired by real-life events, Irion wrote Remodeling Hell, Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell, and Divorce Hell. Each is a true story created by (Hellish) events that infuriated him to the point of wanting to expose the demons and share "lessons learned". In addition, he is co-authoring eight novels that quench his thirst to write murder mysteries, coupled with his experiences of climbing on Mount Everest. The first book is entitled Murder on Everest and followed up by Abandoned on Everest. Murder on Everest… More than 200 bodies lie atop Mt. Everest today, with another 1,800 strewn across it's flanks; a testament to man's desire to conquer the highest point on Earth. With less than one-third the oxygen at sea level, cold temperatures equal to an Antarctica winter, hurricane force blizzards, and treacherous ridges, death comes easily in this remote area. This mystery novel takes you to the world's deadliest place—one where wealth, celebrity, and even state-of-the-art technology count for little or nothing. Abandoned on Everest…Enjoy the prequel to Murder on Everest. After personal interviews and careful reconstruction from video recordings, writer Quentin Stern has suspicions that world famous adventurer Derek Sodoc was abandoned near the summit of Everest. Could he have been saved? Or was he actually murdered? Murder on Elbrus …The murder mystery continues. View Books! »
Isaacson, Karen L.J.
Ivie, Judith K.
No matter what other work I happened to be doing, I have always been a writer. A lifelong Connecticut resident (except for my flower child period, when I lived in California), I have directed public relations for nonprofit organizations, written advertising copy for an insurance company, promoted national tradeshows for the design and construction industry, and served as executive assistant to several top executives, among my many, many day jobs. So if you, too, live in Connecticut, chances are excellent that we've met! Along the way, I also produced three nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and essays. In 2002, I wrote my first mystery novel, set in a fictitious Hartford law firm. Response to Waiting for Armando and its trio of sassy, forty-something heroines was so enthusiastic that I tackled a sequel. Set entirely in Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, Murder on Old Main Street quickly gained an audience, and the Kate Lawrence mystery series was born. Part three, A Skeleton in the Closet, was inspired by the wonderful Silas W. Robbins House in Wethersfield. Book four, Drowning in Christmas, returns Kate and her friends to Hartford, where they investigate a mysterious disappearance at the Wadsworth Atheneum. All four titles are now available from Mainly Murder Press, LLC. They are also available at Amazon for Kindle and at Smashwords for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. Whatever the genre, I strive to provide lively, entertaining reading that takes my readers away from their work and worries for a few hours, stimulates thought on a variety of contemporary issues-and gives them a laugh along the way. View Books! »
Jackson, Tracey Lenore
Born in February of 1960 and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Tracy has two brothers, three sisters. Along with her parents, most still live in the Kansas City area. Her passion for writing sparked out a desire to capture her childhood memories for her daughters but also to face some difficult times in her past. She enjoys reading a wide range of authors. She is currently completing her graduate work in Managerial Communication/Executive Coaching through Bellevue University located in Bellevue Nebraska. Her writing skills were enhanced at The Loft Literary Center and with the help of a professional writing coach. Tracy lives in Minnesota with her husband Wil. She has two grown daughters from a previous marriage. She has been writing for many years, but started getting serious about her work ten years ago. This is her first published book. She is working on her second memoir that picks up the story after Ignorance Ain’t Got No Shame. View Books! »
Paul Jankowski is the Chief Strategist at Nashville-based Access Brand Strategies (ABS). For over 20 years, he has provided branding services for some of the world's largest advertisers including Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch and Ford. ABS specializes in helping brands build relationships with consumers in the New Heartland. Prior to the re-launching of his agency, Jankowski served as Chief Marketing Officer for Memphis-based Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. He oversaw all aspects of global brand development. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, television, film, video and Internet projects. He was instrumental in the development of the Muhammad Ali brand plan. Muhammad Ali, Inc. is also owned by CKX. As Senior Vice President, Jankowski directed sales and marketing activity for HOST Communications' Affinity and Events Division. HOST was a top 5 sports marketing agency. He served as Vice President of Media Marketing for SFX Entertainment. SFX/Live Nation is the largest producer of live entertainment in the world. Before assuming his duties with SFX Entertainment, Jankowski was the Director of Marketing and Entertainment Relations/Worldwide for Gibson Guitar Corporation. Prior to his tenure at Gibson, he served as regional pop/urban promotion manager for MCA Records and SBK Records. He has created promotions for a variety of artists and athletes including: Beyonce, Evander Holyfield, Jo Dee Messina, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Elton John, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige, Bell Biv DeVoe and Meatloaf. Jankowski helped establish, and served as Chairman of the TJ Martell Foundation/Nashville for 10 years as a volunteer. He was a certified NFL agent from 2005 through 2007. He received an Advertising/Communications degree from the University of Tennessee/Knoxville and he and his wife of 21 years have four children. View Books! »
Jaundrell, David C
David C Jaundrell lives in Shropshire, England and has an MBA. Retiring in 2006 at age 59 he started to write the H series and is now on the sixth. He also writes short stories and poems ('Black Dog' was adopted by the Black Dog Institute) and became known for succinct song lyrics taken up by local bands. View Books! »
Jedick has written for all the major publications in Northeast Ohio. These include Cleveland Magazine, The Cleveland Press, The Plain Dealer, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Avenues Magazine and Sun Newspapers. He has written nationally for Baseball America. He also had the dubious honor of being the next reporter the Cleveland Press was going to hire before it folded. He has written two books on Cleveland history, LEAGUE PARK, and CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest. Both books sold out numerous printings. Author Peter Jedick in front of the Victory Bell on the Commons at Kent State during the 30th anniversary of the Kent student shootings, May 4th, 2000. Jedick’s latest work is the novel HIPPIES, a love story set on the Kent State campus during the crazy times leading up to the tragedy of May 4th, 1970. The first edition of HIPPIES earned numerous positive reviews and its original web site attracted encouraging comments from all over the world. It is in its second printing, this time by Creative Arts Book Company of Berkeley, California. On a personal note Jedick recently received a couple of awards. On June 22, 2001 Jedick was awarded second prize in the Open Print Division of the Ohio Excellence in Journalism Competition. His essay, “An American in Paris,” was published in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. It compared his collegiate trip to Paris with one his daughter Annie was about to take. And on September 14, 2001 he was inducted into the West Tech Hall of Fame. Even though the high school no longer exists, it has an alumni association most colleges would envy. Peter Jedick lives in Rocky River, Ohio, is married and has five children who believe his stories about half the time. View Books! »
Dr. Suzanne Johnson has loved animals, and in particular dogs, since she was a young girl growing up on farms in West Virginia and Virginia. She has worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and animal rescuer, and has owned and taught more than two-dozen dogs, cats, ferrets … even a parrot. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology, all from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught at VCU and was also an Instructor for several years at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, in Reynolds’ Animal Care program. Dr. Johnson was a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who practiced in the Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. areas, dealing with hundreds of dogs and cats and their owners. She has lectured on cat behavior at the Smithsonian Institution, among other presentations, and has led discussions, lectured, presented papers and spoken on the field of animal behavior at conferences, professional meetings and colleges throughout the United States. Dr. Johnson has also served as an expert witness and professional consultant in several civil and criminal trials having to do with animal behavior. She is now retired but her passion remains, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that reflects her passion, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that respects, retains and affirms their loving, playful and happy natures. Veterinarians and breeders have instructed their clients on Dr. Johnson’s proven methods. Today, she lives in the country with an 11-pound Ragdoll cat who has what Dr. Johnson calls a “cattitude” – cat with an attitude. But Dr. Johnson’s methods work like magic on him, too! View Books! »
Jones, D. Louis
Kallerhoff, Rita M.
Rita Kallerhoff, born in Cologne, Germany at the height of World War II, graduated from the Kolner Werkschuler in Theater Arts. She began her career in costume and set design under Maurice Béjart in Cologne and Düsseldorf, during which time she also appeared in several productions, most prominently as Estelle in Sartre’s No Exit. During the 1960s, she subsidized her studies of fine arts and contemporary French theater by working as a model, and painting a series of murals commissioned by an exclusive Paris brothel. In New York City, she studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Art Students League where, under the tutelage of Julien Levy, she received the Merit Scholarship. Her paintings have been exhibited in Germany, Spain and New York, are in many private collections, and were reproduced in the book Living in Morocco published by Taschen. She has lectured at the Fashion Institute of Technology on wearable art and mask making, and wrote essays and interviews for Entertainment New York magazine. Fluent in four languages, Kallerhoff has traveled the world extensively, living with and painting nomads in Mongolia, Gypsies in India and the Berbers of North Africa, amongst others. She splits her time between homes in New York City and Marrakesh, Morocco, where she is currently constructing a new studio and residence from the ground up. View Books! »
Anita Kaltenbaugh is a traveler with over 100 published travel articles. Currently working on a new travel book “Chasing continents: A travel bucket list for your life”, her motivation is to touch every continent on earth and encourage others to open their hearts and minds to the diversity of this world. She has lived in Europe, Mexico and the United States, spending her free time traveling the world with her husband. She divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona and a wonderful little town named Puerto Penasco on the beautiful Sea of Cortez in Mexico. View Books! »
After a career in banking in New York City, the author and his wife, Kathy, retired to Cape Cod where they enjoy the ocean, the beaches, their friends and he does some writing. View Books! »
Lane Kirchner has worked in community radio, performed in a theater group based in Madison Wisconsin, and practiced law for nine years. She became a storyteller when her children asked for bedtime stories. View Books! »
Mark Kline is a professional martial artist specializing in the study of Kyusho Jitsu (Pressure Point Fighting) as related to martial arts, not for health, but for real life protection. Mark Kline founded Kaizen Martial Arts in 1992 under the name State of the Arts Karate. At that time the specialized blend of Ryukyu Kempo, Small Circle Jujitsu and Modern Arnis was truly State of the Art. Always the student, Kline is constantly refining his techniques having trained with some of the world's leading martial arts masters. He is the first person in the world to hold Individual Black Belt Ranks from George Dillman, Wally Jay and the late Remy Presas. Since 1996, Master Kline has trained people in the following countries this ancient method of martial arts: Italy, England, Scotland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenjia, France, Australia, and Denmark. In 2002 he was part of a body guarding detail, hired by the United States Olympic Committee, to watch over the US Jr. Team at the Jr. World Fencing Championships, held in Kemer, Turkey. Master Kline has 25 DVD’s and 1 book that have been distributed world-wide. Master Kline has appeared several times on the cover and inside several national and international magazines and was inducted into a martial arts Hall of Fame in 1993 for Martial Arts Dedication. View Books! »
Kornfeld, Mag. Michael
Gregg Krech is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America and is the founding Director of the ToDo Institute, a non-profit educational center for purposeful living in Vermont. He is the author of the award-winning book: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press, 2002), which has been translated into three languages, and the editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living. His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including a feature interview in THE SUN magazine, as well as articles in Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Fitness, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life. Gregg has made presentations to diverse audiences in Thailand, Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. His other books include A Finger Pointing to the Moon (ToDo Institute, 1996, 2007) and ToDo Institute’s Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done (ToDo Institute, 2001). On a practical level, Gregg is a proponent of an approach to mental health that values action rather than talk, attention to the world rather than attention to oneself, and gratitude for the support of others rather than blaming them for our problems. Through his books, distance learning courses and residential retreats Gregg has introduced thousands of people to an approach to life that emphasizes character development over symptom reduction, and continues to point people towards doing something meaningful with their life in spite of their limitations and problems. Gregg has worked as a volunteer in refugee camps in Thailand, working with orphan children and subsequently adopting two daughters from China and Vietnam. His personal interests include hiking, piano, haiku poetry, basketball, and gardening. He currently lives in residence at the ToDo Institute in Vermont with his wife Linda, daughters Chani and Abbie, and their Golden Retriever, Barley. View Books! »
Doctor Kuhns is an internationally recognized health care person who has acted as an advisor and consultant to professionals, stars, entertainers and other well known personalities from around the world. He is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental Medicine. View Books! »
Lamb, Bette Golden
Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb live in Northern California and when not writing novels collaboratively and individually, Bette is a professional artist and sculptor; J. J. is a freelance journalist. Prior co-authored books include Bone Dry and Heir Today…, both published in hardback by Five Star Mysteries. Additional information available at www.twoblacksheep.us. View Books! »
Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb live in Northern California and when not writing novels collaboratively and individually, Bette is a professional artist and sculptor; J. J. is a freelance journalist. Prior co-authored books include Bone Dry and Heir Today…, both published in hardback by Five Star Mysteries. Additional information available at www.twoblacksheep.us. View Books! »
Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include The Pendragon Cycle, the Song of Albion Trilogy, Byzantium, The Celtic Crusades, Patrick, the Dragon King Trilogy, and the King Raven Trilogy - a new take on Robin Hood. Stephen latest project is a new fantasy cycle called Bright Empires, which combines elements of historical fiction with fantasy ad science fiction. The first book, The Skin Map, was released in 2010 and the second book, The Bone House is out in August 2011. View Books! »
Jennifer Lewis founded her small food company, Petit Four Legs, after years of working as a pastry chef for a luxury hotel. In addition to a culinary degree, Jennifer holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Finance. Jennifer is the author of Starting A Part-time Food Business: Everything You Need To Know To Turn Your Love For Food Into A Successful Business Without Necessarily Quitting Your Day Job. View Books! »
Lipton, Shawn K
I didn't set out to be a writer. I always wrote, you know, but it was just this thing I did; what I intended was to become a terribly famous artist, perhaps with a stopover as a singer. And I can't say I made much of a go at that. I got out of high school, and didn't go to college. My folks had spent most of their lives telling me that college was a waste of time and money, and that what I needed to do was get out of school and get a job. And in spite of the fact that I graduated in the top ten in my class (not top ten percent -- top ten) and had taken all college preparatory classes, I believed them. Which turns out not to have been the only stupid mistake I made in my life that turned out well. For the record, college is a good idea for most people, and if I still had my heart set on being a professional artist, it would have been important for me. Singing ... well, that takes more talent than I have, and I never wanted it enough to fight for it anyway. I had my moment in the spotlight there and that was enough. (You can continue reading Holly's autobiography on her website at this link: http://hollylisle.com/index.php/Author/autobiography.html ) View Books! »
DeWitt Lobrano can be reached through Face Book. DeWitt welcomes communications with, and questions from, fellow white light energy channels. No one has all the answers. We are all students on our paths, seeking answers as we progress toward Oneness. Each path is unique to the individual. View Books! »
Debbi Mack started life in Queens, NY, where she spent most of her time reading, watching TV and running away from bullies. She tended to be more successful at the first two things. However, she always found refuge in books and libraries. When she was just a child, she discovered private eye fiction by watching the show "Honey West" on TV. (Yes, she is that old.) Needless to say, Debbi was taken with the idea that women could be tough detectives like Honey West. One thing led to another and after reading many of the right books and watching the right films and TV shows, Debbi decided to make it part of her mission in life to write hardboiled fiction. Most especially, she wanted to create a female character who was tough, but realistic. She wanted to make that character a loner, but not unfriendly. She also wanted to make her a private eye, but a few other authors beat her to the punch. So, having gone to law school after getting her journalism degree and practicing law for nine years, Debbi decided to make her main character a Maryland lawyer, who investigated cases involving her clients. She created Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae, a former public defender, with her own law office. Sam tends to represent society's underdogs and distrust authority. Picture Robert Parker's Spenser as a female lawyer (wisecracks and all). That's Sam in a nutshell. Debbi's first Sam McRae novel, Identity Crisis, was first published in 2005, but went out of print nine months later when the small press that issued it had financial problems. However, Debbi reissued the book herself in 2009 through Lulu.com. She has also written several short stories featured in two of the Chesapeake Crimes anthologies and other publications. Along with her journalism and law degrees, Debbi has a Master of Library Science. After practicing law, she worked as a Dow Jones news wire reporter, a reference librarian and a freelance writer/researcher. Debbi has also organized a fundraiser for research to cure dystonia, a rare movement disorder that she developed several months after having a stroke in 2004. Debbi's favorite hobbies, along with reading books and watching films, is traveling, watching baseball, bicycling and walking just about anywhere. Among her other life goals are to travel the world and see a game at every major league baseball park. She and her husband live in Columbia, MD with their cats. And she doesn't run from bullies anymore. View Books! »
Catherine Magree lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as a freelance editor and web copywriter. Having tried her hand at articles, poetry, short stories, blogging, reviews, reports, theses and copywriting, she has finally written a book! Catherine did the hard yards for three years as a rural and suburban journalist. She has worked in publicity, writing and editing positions in community organisations. She has a Masters degree in literature from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT. When Catherine ‘graduated’ from a 12-step program in 2003 she no longer had her addiction – but she was clueless when it came to shopping. Over a five-year period she combined the lessons learned in the program with the use of intuition and the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness to become a highly skilled ‘precision’ shopper. The result was Inspired Shopping. A dedicated bargain hunter and cut-price fashionista, Catherine combines an interest in personal growth with a love of literature and a concern for social justice issues. She lives near ‘Chaddy’ (Chadstone Shopping Centre), reputed to be the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, and has a love–hate relationship with it. Catherine’s hobbies include yoga, reading and puppy wrangling. Her arts writing can be viewed at her blog, MelbArts. She is currently working on her memoir, tentatively titled School Teacher’s Daughter. View Books! »
Bill Malins was one of the first officers to set foot on Sicilian soil when the Allies invaded the island in 1943 (and still has the top secret maps he was issued), and the same year he narrowly survived the deadly doodlebug which struck the Strand, killing more than 80 people. Bill was there when the Allies crossed the Rhine in 1945 in the closing stages of the war, and his squadron was one of the first inside the gates of Belsen when the notorious concentration camp was liberated. After completing a post-war world tour with the RAF Directorate of Accident Prevention, Bill gave up the airborne life in 1952 to return to the farm, where he has lived and worked ever since. View Books! »
Manun'Ebo, Manu F.
Manu F. Manun’Ebo is a playwright, stage director and actor born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he ran a local theatre in Kikwit. He lives in England since 1990. View Books! »
Martin, Joel P.
McCoy, Michael S.
Michael McCoy grew up in Albion, Indiana, where his passion for the past blossomed quite early. He graduated from Wabash College in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Economics. He got a paying-the-bills job, married and raised a family. Few, but his closest confidants, knew of his addiction to military history. That all changed in 2001. Moved by our quickly fading World War II generation, McCoy chose to act. He began visiting local veterans, recording their stories in a race against time. McCoy's first book, BOOTPRINTS: AN INFANTRYMAN'S WALK THROUGH WORLD WAR II, written with Hobert Winebrenner, has enjoyed rave reviews. The response to his second book, EVERYTOWN, USA, has been nothing short of amazing. View Books! »
R.J. McDonnell writes the wonderful "Rock and Roll" series of murder mysteries, the second of which--Rock and Roll Ripoff--was not only produced by Booknook.biz, but was just announced by Premier Book Awards as the 2010 Best Book of the Year in the Mystery/Thriller category! Congrats, RJ! RJ McDonnell is the son of a Pennsylvania State Police Detective. His father received several citations and decorations over the years for solving complex and high-profile crimes. One of his cases was featured in "True Detective" magazine. Another was the subject of "A Justice Story," the centerfold of the Sunday New York Post for many years. In addition to a traditional education, RJ also had the benefit of seeing every police detective drama on television and in the movies. His father would frequently critique these stories for believability of characters and police procedures. But instead of becoming the third generation of McDonnell's to enter the police force, RJ found that his talents lie elsewhere. In high school, he was fortunate to have an exceptional English teacher, Donald Walton, who exposed him to an exciting cross-section of American literature and sparked his interest in the Mystery genre. He earned a Bachelor's Degree at Penn State University and a Masters at Marywood University. During his college years RJ was a rhythm guitarist and vocalist in two bands. Shortly thereafter, he moved to San Diego where he went to work for a professional writing service. In addition, he wrote a monthly column for the Military Press, and another for a San Diego publication, providing advice to job seekers. In the 90s, RJ discovered he had a knack for comedy writing. He wrote for a local San Diego cable television show that had a Saturday Night Live-type format. Over its two seasons on the air, 34 of his skits were produced. While he continued to work as a professional nonfiction writer, his creative juices were now flowing. After college, RJ's interest in crime stories transitioned from television and movies into novels. He discovered that the lack of detail and intricacies that his father complained about were abundant in the novel format. "Rock & Roll Homicide" was the first novel in a series featuring private investigator, Jason Duffy. A national news story about how the book was selling well to both traditional mystery readers and 18- to 35-year-old non-readers generated a lot of interest from parents who wanted to pass their passion for reading on to their adult children. The second novel, "Rock & Roll Rip-Off," was released in the spring of 2010. RJ launched a library tour shortly thereafter, geared toward helping parents of non-readers who enjoy rock music. RJ is currently writing the third novel in the Rock & Roll Mystery Series, which will be released in the spring of 2011. View Books! »
McHoul, R. Michele
McKeown, Liz Kingsbury
McLaughlin, Glenn R.
This is the more serious side of a two volume memoir, "Oops." being the other half. It is an effort, in case I am not around, to describe me for my granddaughter through my view of others. This collection of essays, poems and short prose explores family, people I have met or just noticed, people whose lives inspire mine, people whose lives have taught me how to be a better caring person in a world that all too often seems not to care. Mine is not a life that has known abuse, addiction, prison, violence or poverty. Similarly, I have not known grand material wealth though I have always been rich. I have been the beneficiary of love and sacrifice, the comfort of family, the dedication of friends. There has been disappointment to be sure, as well as sickness and loss but these are normal, parts of the life we all lead. This book is an effort to understand the gifts I have been given, and continue to receive, and to give my thanks for them. View Books! »
For decades, Hans Meier has visited Southeast Asia – from Thailand to Vietnam, from Cambodia to Indonesia, from Laos to the Philippines. He traveled independently and with an open mind. View Books! »
Meredyth, Joan M.
Joan M. Maredyth was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona majoring in Psychology and Sociology, before moving to Berkeley, California in 1967. She later graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. Ms. Maredyth became employed as a paralegal in the law office of Attorney Marcus Vanderlaan, hoping to return later to graduate studies in Anthropology. Instead, she was mentored by Attorney Vanderlaan under a Law Office Study Program. She became a licensed attorney in January, 1987, without having attended law school. Since then, she has practiced law in Sacramento, California, and is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, acting “as counsel” in the Law Offices of Isaac L. Fischer, her son. In addition, she and her son represent teachers in job-related matters. View Books! »
Messer, Mary Judith
Mary Judith Messer was born and raised in Haywood County, North Carolina, deep in the heart of the southern Appalachian mountains. Moonshiner’s Daughter is her gripping, powerful memoir of growing up in extreme poverty in the Great Smoky Mountains as one of four siblings of an abusive moonshiner and his wife. She overcame the handicaps of her upbringing and became a successful business woman and mother of three sons. View Books! »
Messinger, William F.
Miller, Kelly J
As a member of the Investment Committee at the International Capital Management Corporation, Mr. Mjigal provides valuable research, technical analysis, and risk control discipline to the portfolio management process. He earned his B.S. in Engineering Statistics and Applied Economics from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics in Rabat, Morocco. He then went on to receive his MBA with an emphasis in Finance and International Business from Oklahoma City University, completing his thesis on Portfolio Risk Management. He is also the regional director of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Dallas Chapter. View Books! »
Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel MILKRUN. Since then Sarah has written the teen novels BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and PARTIES & POTIONS—all in the ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well the soon-to-be-released GIMME A CALL. Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also wrote HOW TO BE BAD. Sarah’s four additional novels for adults, FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS and ME VS. ME, were published by Red Dress Ink. She also co-wrote a guide to writing chick lit (SEE JANE WRITE), co-edited two bestselling charity collections (GIRLS' NIGHT IN and GIRLS' NIGHT OUT), and contributed to various anthologies (AMERICAN GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, SIXTEEN: STORIES ABOUT THAT SWEET AND BITTER BIRTHDAY, 21 PROMS, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), FIREWORKS and VACATIONS FROM HELL). Sarah's books have been translated into twenty-one languages. Originally from Montreal, she now lives and writes in New York City. View Books! »
Moffett, Paul M.
B. J. Mohr is a Chicago theater and opera critic who has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times Media Group, the Chicago Tribune, The Australian, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and other publications. View Books! »
Roger Morgan Chairman and Executive Director of the Coalition for A Drug-Free California, has been an entrepreneur and businessman in California for 30 years. Formerly, he was Vice President/CEO of Volvo Penta of America (1973 – 1979). He was engaged in sales, marketing and dealer administration with Caterpillar Tractor Company and Caterpillar Overseas from (1964-1973) residing in Geneva, Madrid and Athens for seven of the nine years. He has a B.A. of Business from Colorado College (1963) and a B.A. of Foreign Trade from The Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management (1964). He is originally from Minneapolis. View Books! »
Morrill, Jess W.
Jim Mosquera has degrees in Industrial Engineering with a Master's emphasis on Operations Research. His collegiate research involved the computer simulation of real-world systems such as vehicular traffic flows and surgical scheduling environments. After college, he entered the field of voice and data communications where over the last twenty years he has had responsibilities in engineering, sales support, training delivery and product development. In 2002, Mr. Mosquera was awarded a patent for a business application that provided labor quotation for the installation of telecommunications projects. Mr. Mosquera has also developed software for commodity futures and options trading. Mr. Mosquera operates the economic and financial web site called The Sentinel (www.TheSentinel.biz). He may be contacted through the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also a contributor to various online publications. During his leisure time, he likes to exercise and support his local sports teams like the St. Louis Cardinals. View Books! »
Dr. Stephen Mouton wrote the screenplay for "Fat City, New Orleans" based on his experiences growing up as a high school teenager near the "Fat City" section of Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans in the 1970s. "That 70's Show" composer Brett Perry wrote much of the background score. The movie also contains songs performed by Elvis Costello, The Knack and written by KC of KC and the Sunshine Band. Stephen Mouton’s directorial debut was made with Freudian Eyebrow, a quirky thriller that follows unsuspecting college students guarding a dark secret after signing up for a midnight experiment to improve their grades. Freudian Eyebrow went on to win several awards including an Accolade award in the experimental category. Stephen Mouton currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children and is a Clinical Psychologist in a private practice and a Business Psychology consultant to corporations developing specialized programs in developmental disabilities, involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations, learning disabilities and cognitive-behavior therapy. His background incites unique, and innovative story ideas. View Books! »
Mucha, Susan P.
Susan Polonus Mucha and her husband, Edgardo, of 44 years live in Augusta, Ga. and Kiawah Island, S.C., with their two rescued dogs. She is the mother of four and fun grandmother of one. Susan is a former emergency room nurse and holds a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She currently teaches English composition at Augusta State University and is working on her third novel. Susan gives writing workshops, talks and readings, does book signings, and dances the tango upon request. View Books! »
MYLES MURCHISON is the author of The Deathless and a former advertising and marketing consultant. His work as a writer and producer of broadcast documentaries received the Edward R. Murrow and the B'nai Brith Humanitarian Awards. His stories in Canadian magazines have been recognized by the Jack Webster Foundation and the National Magazine and Western Magazine Awards. Mr Murchison lives in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. He can be contacted through his website www.MylesMurchison.com. View Books! »
Murray, Jayne Blodgett
Alan Nayes was born in Houston and grew up on the Texas gulf coast. After attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he moved to Southern California where he divides his time and energies between medicine and writing. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed biomedical thrillers, GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL. His most recent release is BARBARY POINT, a love story. An avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast, he is one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. When not working on his next project, he enjoys relaxing and fishing at the family vacation home in Wisconsin. View Books! »
Nelsond, Suzanna E.
Harry Nicholson now lives near Whitby in North Yorkshire. He grew up in Hartlepool, County Durham, England, from where his family have fished since the 16th C. He had a first career as a radio officer in the merchant navy. A second career followed in television studios. Since retirement he has devoted himself to art, poetry and the teaching of meditation. This is his first novel. View Books! »
Art Noble is the author of The Sacred Female ~ A Sonata of Sexual Love and Spirituality. Born in Los Angeles, Art grew up in Key West where he lived four years in the Hemingway Home. He is the son of internationally known artist, Van Noble, who opened the Hemingway Home as an Art Gallery before it became a museum. On moving, he acquired a lamp from the home. He still writes under the lamp. Noble holds a BS in Ocean Engineering and an MBA. Professionally, he was an adventurer on the cutting edge of technology, an executive engineer and a teacher. Like Robert Service and scores of other poets and authors, he has acquired and held many jobs including technical writer and commercial diving in the offshore oil field. This gives him an eclectic view of life. He ended his diving career as an Associate Professor of Underwater Technology at Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach. His poetry is published in South Florida publications, Anthologies, International magazines, and read on National Public Radio. Noble appeared as a bit actor in movies and made commercials. After his participation in the H-Bomb salvage and the first 650-foot saturation dive, he made an appearance on the Today Show and his photograph is in National Geographic. View Books! »
Leon Norell is not a psychologist. He is a businessman. His qualifications for writing Change Your Mind, Change Your Life are his 73 years’ life experience; in particular, his emotional early years, two years in the Royal Air Force, 50 years in the commercial world and a series of personal development courses in the 1980s, which changed his life. View Books! »
Margaret is an Independent Distributor for It Works!, a Personal Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker. She resides in Greensboro, NC where she volunteers with several non-profit agencies and loves spending time with her family and friends. View Books! »
O'Malley, John M
Laura O’Neale currently serves as Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist and Meditation Techniques Guide in the Washington DC area. She has earned a Bachelor and Master Degree in Computer Science in Romania, her home country. She considers herself a universal soul, because people from around the world have a home in her heart. Laura’s soul mission is to heal and teach through spiritual love. She knows that we are all beloved children of the Universe and she is called to assist the seekers toward their happiness. Please visit Laura at www.YourLightWithin.com View Books! »
Occhipinti, Thomas. J.
Thomas J. Occhipinti is a second generation, Italian (& Sicilian)-American, born and raised in the Northeastern Ohio steel town of Youngstown(Struthers). At the age of eight, he won an acoustic guitar and eight free lessons in a raffle. His late father, John, was a professional guitarist, who sat in with visiting big bands in the 1930's era, including Harpo Marx's Big Band. Tom's older sister, Janice, introduced him to the new Rock & Roll and Motown sounds of 1950's and 60's. Inspired by artists such as James Taylor, Carole King, Paul Simon, and the Beatles, Tom began writing and performing original songs in coffee houses through out the Midwest while attending Youngstown State University in the mid 1970's. While still in college, he published his first songs with Bourne Music Company in New York City, working with the late veteran songplugger, Dick Stone. Mr. Stone had formerly worked at Paramount Music with the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and many others. Tom's first cut at Bourne Music was in 1977 by an artist with the last name of "Stewart." After Tom's initial excitement, his publisher, Dick Stone, then informed him, that the artist was not "Rod" Stewart, but "Doc" Stewart, a singing dentist from Pittsburgh. WELCOME TO THE MUSIC BUSINESS! Following graduation from Youngstown State University later that fall, Tom and his wife, Anne, relocated to Nashville in January of 1979. He began writing with Tree International, and eventually such artists as Mickey Gilley, Ronnie McDowell, Donna Meade, and others recorded his songs. Additionally, his songs were also placed in the hit "FAME" Television Series and used as regional jingles. During this time, Tom also worked as a counselor with troubled youth. In 1989, Tom wrote, published, and licensed an original song, "Video Diary", with the PANASONIC CORPORATION, for in-house promotional use. He also co-produced the accompanying two-minute film with a New York based production company. During that time, he also wrote and licensed a second song, "All the Way," which inspired PANASONIC'S 1992 Olympic campaign. The televised commercial debuted during a Thanksgiving Football game in 1991, and was seen by an estimated 22 million viewers. Video Diary was later re-licensed to Panasonic in 2008-2010, for an internet campaign, featuring Tom's daughter, Emilia. In 1997, Tom taught Commercial Songwriting at MTSU. The experience was very positive and convinced him to combine his free-lance writing with teaching. He enrolled at TSU and earned a Master's Degree in Education in 2001. Currently, Tom is a free-lance writer/publisher, speaker, and a Reading/Writing teacher/consultant. Tom is married to Anne, a veteran schoolteacher, and they are parents to a daughter, Emilia, and a son, Joseph. Tools, A Personal Memoir, is his first published e-book & CD/Digital audiobook. View Books! »
Bonnie Orr was born in High Point, North Carolina. She now resides in Austin, Texas with her husband who is a criminal defense attorney. She has written over forty screenplays and produced four of them as Indies. She has a Ph.D. in Advertising & Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and completed in 1998 the graduate-level Professional Screenwriting Program at UCLA. View Books! »
Osterman, Helen Macie
Helen Osterman is a retired nurse with five children and nine grandchildren. She is the author of the Emma Winberry cozy mystery series. She is also the author of Notes in a Mirror, a paranormal/ historical and Song of the Rails, a Love Story. Helen is an accomplished artist. Four of her paintings of old Maxwell Street in Chicago are in the collection of the Chicago History Museum. View Books! »
T. Carlton and Ann Packard, collaborators on this novel, enjoy a variety of interests. T. Carlton likes to focus on getting a good sight picture, before zeroing in on the subject. Ann Packard, on the other hand prefers the more broad approach to the subject matter. Ann Packard and T. Carlton often get into intense discussions about the twelve gage versus nine millimeter solution to problems, however, in the end they will usually agree to disagree; but in a friendly manner. Well, there was that one time… View Books! »
Old river towns abound in stories and I grew up in one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincennes,_Indiana. The wiki, of course, leaves out all the good stuff. The secret escape tunnel from the Harrison Mansion to the Wabash, the bullet hole in the wall. The Indian mound, gypsy encampments, seriously haunted houses and innumerable murders, one (on a train, no less) at the hands of my rascal great-uncle. It was a writer’s nursery. An introduction by my dad to Adeline McElfresh, local author of 39 pop novels (in which Nurse Jane, later Doctor Jane, was perpetually torn between saving lives and getting married) cinched my future. I didn’t have to choose between nurse, secretary and teacher (although I have been the latter). I could be a writer like Addie! My first published work was a letter to the editor of the Vincennes Sun-Commercial urging that puppy births be awarded the same journalistic attention given to human births, a position with which it is difficult to argue at six. View Books! »
Paisley, Ph.D., Karen & Dustin, Ph.D., Daniel
Paperny, Justin M
Parker, Bronson L.
A Tennessee native, the author is now retired and lives in Hampton, Virginia. After spending more than a decade in the world of newspapers, including the earning of a BS degree in Journalism from UT-Knoxville, he swapped a typewriter for a calculator when he moved into the realm of naval shipbuilding for five years. His working days ended after serving a quarter century as an appointed public official in his adopted city of Hampton. He wrote local history articles and books as a sideline during his years as a public servant, turning to fiction after retirement. View Books! »
J. A. Paul read many adventure books while growing up, helping to shape his imagination. Late in his teens and early twenties, he began to live some adventures of his own and finally in his thirties he started to put words to paper. This coming-of-age story is his first novel. To find out more about the author who lives in Minnesota with his family visit him online at www.authorJAPaul.com View Books! »
Peters, Carl A.
Carl Peters set his hand and heart to write in the early ‘90s, producing three novels and one novella through those years. Due to discouragement and a business venture or two, he put his love for words, and his novels, on the shelf for a few years. Midway through the recent decade Carl, then in his late 60s, made the decision to again take up the electronic pen, dust off the old manuscripts, and spin the merry go round one more time, this time reaching eager readers through the marvel and openness of digital publishing. Several years ago Carl lost his sweet wife of 47 years to cancer. The road would have been hard and lonely without her, had it not been for their five children and eight grandchildren, who have both comforted him and kept him running at full speed! This past January 12th the Lord brought Carl a sweet new bride. This pair is as opposite as “night and day” (oh my, a cliché) but with the Lord between them, holding their hands, they are perfect for one another! More about this couple in a forthcoming novel. And life goes on. View Books! »
Bernadette M. Petrotta is the founder and director of the Polite Society School of Etiquette. Her career in professionally teaching etiquette began in 1993. Since that time, she has become the expert of choice to many companies, schools, and individuals seeking etiquette knowledge in business and social situations. Her entrepreneurial spirit, continuing education, and high quality teaching principles qualify her to be a leading source in this rapidly expanding industry. Currently residing in Southern California, Bernadette and her husband Jens are in the process of relocating to Whidbey Island in Washington. She has just moved to the Pacific Northwest from California. She looks forward to establishing and providing the services of the Polite Society School of Etiquette to the great Pacific Northwest. View Books! »
Plaut, M.D., Thomas F.
Lee Pratt was born in New York City in 1930 and grew up in Arizona and California. He earned an M.A. in Telecommunications and Film at San Diego State University, and served with the U. S. Army in Korea. Before turning his hand to writing he was an award-winning educational film producer. Lee and his wife Connie live in Santa Barbara, California. When he is not writing, they enjoy adventure travel. View Books! »
Peyton Quinn is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and is internationally recognized as an innovator in applied self-defense training methodologies. But it was his work as a "bouncer" and "cooler" in the mid-seventies in New Mexico that gave him a unique perspective on the difference between civilian "martial arts" versus actual "combat." Later in life, he formed a software company that succeeded in getting the first software development contracts from IBM from an outside source. After selling his share of the firm just sixteen months after he started it, he purchased acreage in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and formed RMCAT (Rocky Mountain Combat Applications Training.) Black Belt Magazine wrote about RMCAT: “Peyton has succeeded in creating the best short-term self-defense program existent.” 3/02 Peyton's book 'Real Fighting' Adrenal Stress Conditioning Through Scenario-Based Training explained that it was how one dealt with the ‘adrenal stress reaction’ that was often much more decisive than a knowledge of ‘martial techniques’ in actual combat. His book is considered one of the five most influential books ever written on the mindset of combat and self-defense. Two of the other books are Bruce Lee's The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, and of course, Musashi's Book of Five Rings. Peyton brings an insightful understanding and a practical perspective to Musashi's classic. This is because the real truths about people, strategy and the way to victory have never changed. He argues convincingly that the sixteenth century Samurai ,Musashi, was so advanced in his logic and observation that he refers to him as a 'systems level thinker' centuries ahead of his time. View Books! »
Rain, Mary Summer
Mary Summer Rain, naturalist philosopher and prolific writer, has touched generations of readers throughout her long career. She is best known for her lyrical style and unique talent for bringing clarity to complex subject matters. Spanning decades, her insightful writings on nature, future predictions, feminine spirituality, and dream symbolism continue to inspire readers from all walks of life. She was featured on the first NBC television special Ancient Prophecies and her novel Ruby was a finalist for the New Age Retailers 2005 Narcissus Award. Mary lives with her long-time companion in the high Rocky Mountains. After being burned out of their house in 2005, they worked to make it a home again. Currently their woodland cabin is shared with three puppy mill rescue dogs, a Husky, and Merlin, a crow that she saved after a hawk dropped the featherless nestling by her garden gate. The author is an avid reader, makes scented candles, spends contemplative time in the woods, and is currently working on a new literary project. View Books! »
Lev Raphael has been a newspaper columnist; a radio talk show host and producer; a print, radio and on-line reviewer; a blogger--and an academic. View Books! »
Susan Rava is a retired senior lecturer in French language and literature at Washington University in St. Louis. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and the Christian Science Monitor. Two of her short stories received honorable mentions in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Short Stories of 1986 and 1987. View Books! »
Ben Rehder lives with his wife near Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised. His Blanco County mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream. Buck Fever, the first in the series, was nominated for the Edgar Award. View Books! »
Reid, Greg S.
"When you do what you love, and love what you do, you'll have success, your whole life through." Greg S. Reid Filmmaker and Motivational Speaker Greg S. Reid is a #1 best-selling author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of several successful corporations, who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the ultimate fulfillment of finding and living a life of purpose. In addition to being published in over 35 books, he is also the creator and producer on the International acclaimed films Pass It On, and Three Feet From Gold. (Listed on IMDB.com) His unique style has made him a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker for Corporations, Universities and Charitable organizations alike. "Reid's message is Uplifting and Inspirational" Mike Helton - President, NASCAR While his community involvement has earned him recognitions all the way from the White House; when former President Bill Clinton commended him for shaping young minds through a local "Mentorship" organization. View Books! »
Tony Reynolds was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio by his parents, Harvey N. and Patricia L. Reynolds along with five older brothers. He was first published at 15-years-old, while at Bishop Hartley high school. He went to The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations. He has worked as a volunteer for several political campaigns with both the Democrat and Republican parties. He was a deputy press secretary for the closest mayoral campaign in Columbus, Ohio history. He has a resolution in his honor from the State of Ohio and a Citation from the City of Columbus. Reynolds has participated in discovering and nurturing musical talent that are still performing today. He has worked at the highest levels in the entertainment industry. He has written for several publications and has had a television series green lit by a cable network. He co-authored a Kindle category best seller called, “Buster's Backyard Bar-B-Q, Knockout Diabetes Diet.” He is media savvy and he and his work have appeared in Oprah.Com, ABC News Now, FoxNews.Com, ESPN, CNN, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg.Com, Forbes.Com, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine and hundreds of other media outlets. (Tony Reynolds on the left, Kellen Winslow Sr. on the right) View Books! »
Rice, Paul W.
Dr. Lew Richfield brings thirty years experience counseling couples and his own sixty year long marriage. View Books! »
Dr. Rimm is a psychologist who specializes in working with gifted children. She directs the Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has authored more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, several of which have won awards. Dr. Rimm also writes a parenting column syndicated nationally through Creators Syndicate, and she has served for many years on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children. Her several years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today show and as a favorite personality on public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to many audiences. View Books! »
Born in Yorkshire, England. Attended Durham University and The London School of Journalism. Served with the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm. Following a brief flirtation with medicine - senior editor with leading London Publishing houses and ghost writer for leading industrialists. An award winning writer - Equilibrium is his third novel - has written for television. Is successful, award winning playwright. View Books! »
Rodder, Klaus F
Carolyn J. Rose was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she joined Volunteers in Service to America and worked with food and medical programs in and around Little Rock, Arkansas. There she began a career in television news that took her to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Eugene, Oregon; and Vancouver, Washington, where she lives with her husband, radio personality Mike Phillips, and a motley collection of pets. Visit her at www.deadlyduomysteries.com. View Books! »
In Western Australia in the early eighties, Rob Rundell, together with journalists Steven Povey and Bill Barrett, produced the Peel Region’s The Leader newspaper, published by Statewide Publishing with Graham Maddigan and Greg Campbell at the helm. Rob was the advertising manager, sports columnist and author of a weekly column called Rob Reckons. He has been telling stories ever since. View Books! »
Russell, Dr. Dean
Dr. Dean Russell Dr. Dean Russell is an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant. He is also the former Quality Director of a medical device company with revenues of 350 million annually. He provides life-changing and challenging seminars; keynote addresses and breakout sessions! He is a certified lead auditor for the ISO 9000/13485 Series/14000 Series with the status of RAB Quality Management System –Auditor, and American Society for Quality - Certified Quality Auditor and a Senior Member of ASQ. He uses the ISO/Baldrige quality models as the primary instrument in the installation of Quality and Environmental Systems. He was certified as a lead auditor from British Standards Institute through Georgia Institute of Technology and Quality Systems Development. Dr. Russell is also a certified (APT) Myers-Briggs/DiSC Behavioral Type Indicator Facilitator/ Administrator, and specializes in Industrial Organization Psychology and developing Quality Improvement Services. He is a musician and published author of two Science Fiction novels. He is trained by Organizational Dynamics, Inc., in expert facilitation. Dean shares expertise and certification Interaction Associates and Philip Crosby Associates, Inc. at the Executive Management Quality College on Advanced quality facilitation. He has assisted in the implementation of Deming's Profound Knowledge, 14 Points and Juran's Quality Circle's systems. He is also a certified Stephen Covey facilitator and winner of the Covey organization's “Northstar Award” for outstanding facilitation View Books! »
Russell, Ruth V.
Master's Degree from Warsaw School of Economics. Major in Business Administration. Minor in Psychological Studies. As much as I enjoyed Business, Marketing and Economics I was just drawn towards the Psychology classes. I loved studying how our brain works, where our emotions come from, why we smile, what happens if we smile without no reason, how people make friends. Studying both in my home country (Poland) and abroad (Italy) gave me a great opportunity to meet many people and observe them and their relationships with themselves and with others. View Books! »
Colleen Ryan has an associate degree in liberal arts from Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), a bachelora s degree in business/human resources from Geneva College, and a mastera s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. She spent 26 years working at WCCC where she was coordinator of community education creating and developing new non-credit programs. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at WCCC teaching writing and literature. Colleen has three children and six cats and is a political junkie, who loves to read and watch crime dramas, cook, and decorate her home, which is a work in progress, as is the author. For several years she has been a member of the YWCA Unity Coalition, an organization whose objective is to promote racial understanding and empower women. She is a member of the NAACP and a former member of the Westmoreland County Art Grant Advisory Program. View Books! »
Regularly listed among the country's top financial advisors by Worth magazine, Myra Salzer is the founder and president of The Wealth Conservancy, Inc. After founding the firm in 1983, Salzer began specializing in fee-only financial planning as a wealth coach and inheritor's advocate. Her specialty is “interior finance,” or the personal aspects of inherited wealth. She published The Inheritor's Sherpa: A Life-Summiting Guide for Inheritors in 2005. In 2008, she developed TIES (The Inheritor's Empowerment System), a series of nine steps for inheritors who want to harness the potentials of their wealth and realize their greatest life ambitions. A member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Salzer is a frequent speaker at conferences in the field of financial services. She has been profiled and consulted in several financial journals and she co-facilitates periodic workshops to help inheritors engage their wealth toward their personal potential. Before entering the financial services industry, Salzer earned a degree in chemical engineering and worked for major corporations in that field. She later became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She also founded a software company, Executor's Resource, to provide estate management and settlement products to executors and other financial advisors. For advancements in the software industry, particularly the development of EstateLogic, Salzer was named Financial Planning Magazine's “Technology Wizard” in their 2010 Innovator Awards. Salzer has two grown daughters and lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and dogs. Salzer can be reached through her firm's website, TheWealthConservancy.com. View Books! »
Sandoval, Gary Rueda
Santos, Michael G.
My name is Michael Santos. I have been confined in federal prison since 1987, when I was 23. I serve time because of convictions related to the distribution of cocaine. There were no weapons and there was no violence involved with my case, and I had never been incarcerated before I was arrested for this offense. Nevertheless, after my convictions, the judge in my case imposed a 45-year sentence. The sentencing laws that were in place at the time of my convictions, commonly referred to as the old-law, provided that I could release to society after I served 26 years. I have been scheduled for release in 2013. Since my confinement began, I’ve worked hard and I’ve worked consistently to reconcile with society for the bad decisions of my early 20s. I regret that I engaged in criminal behavior, and I have considered it my duty to work toward earning freedom while serving my sentence with dignity. I worked hard to educate myself. Through books and articles I write about prison, I strive to make meaningful contributions to society. My writings contribute to the national dialogue on the need for prison reform. They also offer prison news that can be of help to those expecting a journey through the criminal justice system, and to family members who want to learn more about these growing subcultures. View Books! »
Sawyer, Thomas H.
As a licensed marriage and Family Therapist, Jo Schlehofer is active in counseling, workshops, and retreats for mature women. She holds an M.A. in Counseling from the University of San Francisco and a Life Credential in Adult Education from U.C.L.A. In addition to her work with women, she has conducted workshops on parenting, for large corporations and numerous Catholic dioceses in California, Oregon and Washington. She is the author of Joy in Parenting (Paulist Press) and of a three video series on parenting published by Franciscan Communications. View Books! »
Gene Schwarz is a psychoanalyst who lives, works and plays in Colorado. His novel, "Running on the Edge", was published in 2009 www.igwrite.com I. Gene Schwarz, BS, MA, MD As you can see I’ve been around longer than I expected. I am a physician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and have practiced for more than forty years. Almost fifty. Just when I thought I had it down, I morphed into a writer. A new beginning. I live in beautiful, Colorado, with the love of my life, close to our three children and five grandkids. I’m one lucky guy. View Books! »
Bar Scott has inspired listeners with the strength of her voice and the immediacy of her songs for over fifteen years. At every show, she digs deep within herself to sing and then takes her audience with her. On stage, it's clear that there's no other place in the world she'd rather be. Comfortable alone at the piano, guitar or singing a capella in a great hall, Bar also loves to perform with background vocalists, a bassist or other accompaniment. With six CDs of original songs, and three of covers including songs from the American Songbook under her belt, Bar moves comfortably from one style to the next. She's performed at The Beacon Theater, The Cathedral at St John the Divine, The Clearwater and Falcon Ridge Musical Festivals, Terrytown Town Music Hall, the Kimmel Center and Philadelphia Cathedral, and many medium and smaller venues around the northeast. In the studio, she's worked with, among others, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Jerry Marotta, classical guitarist Fred Hand, arranger and keyboardist David Sancious and the string quartet known as Ethel. View Books! »
Seeklander, Michael Ross
I am known as a nationally ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit. Most people fail to realize that I have extensive formal training and experience in the military and law enforcement as an operational police officer, U.S. Marine, Federal Air Marshal, and Federal firearms instructor. I also have formal training in delivering instruction as well as in all phases of training development. I began my competitive shooting training to increase my skill level for a future fight with a handgun or rifle. After getting my feet wet at a few competitions, I found myself motivated to reach the elite levels of practical shooting. During this time I realized the importance of using efficient and correctly designed training programs to help meet my goals. I am the recipient of numerous awards and honors in the law enforcement community, and on the competitive shooting circuit. While working full time, in various occupations, I have placed highly in every major practical type championship on the circuit. I have numerous wins at major matches including a second place finish at the 2007 European Handgun Championship, and top five finishes at the U.S. Nationals, the World Speed Shooting championships and NRA Action Pistol championships. I am classified as a Grandmaster (multiple divisions) by the United States Practical Shooting Association and a Master by the International Defensive Pistol Association. As the Director of Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy, my primary focus is instructor training, curriculum development, and specialized instruction. View Books! »
"I’m an award-winning journalist, editor, and novelist based in Eugene, Oregon. I write the highly praised Detective Jackson series: The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, and Passions of the Dead. I also have two standalone thrillers, The Baby Thief and The Suicide Effect. All my books are available in print and on Kindle and other e-readers for $2.99. When not plotting murders, I enjoy performing stand-up comedy, cycling, gardening, reading crime stories, social networking, attending writers/readers conferences, hanging out with my family, and editing fiction manuscripts." View Books! »
Senyard, William H.
Sloan, David L
St. John, Oliver
Edward Steers Jr. is widely recognized as the leading authority on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the trial of the eight conspirators accused of his murder. He has published eight books dealing with Lincoln’s assassination including the highly acclaimed, Blood on the Moon. In addition, he has written a memoir of life on the home front during World War II, and a novel based on the rescue of a downed B-17 pilot by the French resistance during the war. Ed has appeared as an expert commentator on Public Television’s award winning series, The American Experience, C-SPAN’s “Book Notes” with Brian Lamb, the A & E Network, and the History Channel in “Hard Cover History. He received the Lincoln Group of D.C.’s Scholar of the Year award, and was awarded the Lifetime Award of Achievement for Scholarly Research from the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. View Books! »
Douglas is British but has lived and worked both in London and the USA. As a trained lawyer and author, he became interested in crime at sea leading to his mystery thriller Undercurrent published in 1994 (WH Smith Paperback of the Week) and now to The Brutal Seas. This was first commissioned by German publishers and appeared in both hard and paperback as Piraten in 2002. The Brutal Seas was then published in 2006 in English and this eVersion has been substantially updated in 2011. Over his long writing career, including a Number One success, Douglas has written ten books whether mystery thrillers or as non-fiction. He is currently adapting books into screenplays following time spent working with the movie business. View Books! »
Whitney Stewart began writing young adult biographies and meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books, in 1987 and lived with a Tibetan refugee family in India. For her next biographies, she trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewed Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and climbed along China’s Great Wall to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. In 2004, Stewart collaborated with Sally Rippin on a picture book about the Buddha, which contains a foreword and meditation suggestion from the 14th Dalai Lama. In addition to nonfiction books, Stewart had published three middle-grade novels.In August 2005, Stewart was trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and evacuated by helicopter from a rooftop. She returned home five months later and volunteered as a creative writing teacher at Sophie B. Wright Charter Middle School. She discovered that her students suffered from post-Katrina upheaval and disorientation. Using meditation, improvisation, and word play, Stewart taught her fifth-grade students to write poetry and short stories. View Books! »
John Stirling followed his parent's footsteps into a theatrical career while he was still in short trousers. He became a successful child actor on TV and radio in the golden days of the 1950s and 60s before embarking on a varied and colourful career backstage, and sometimes upon it. As a producer or stage manager, John has worked with everyone from Bob Monkhouse and Morecambe and Wise to the Beatles, Billy Fury, Marti Caine and Mark Knopfler, and put on variety shows for good causes in the country's biggest theatres and concert halls. He has worked as a stage manager on Coronation Street, talent-spotted for prime-time TV programmes and created a new-look Gang Show. John's life changed forever in 1989 when he and his wife Annie were moved by pity to rescue two abused and battered donkeys from a horse sale. John and Annie went on to create a sanctuary for the animals and others like them which now, under the auspices of the Michael Elliott Trust, is home to the best part of two hundred donkeys. Since donkeys galloped into his life, John has directed all his show-business skills to raising money for his charges and for the Trust. In this he has enlisted the help of a galaxy of famous figures, from Dame Judi Dench to Chris de Burgh and from June Brown, Rolf Harris and Pam Ayres to late Sir John Mills. He is able to count many of Britain's greatest stars of stage and screen as his friends. This book tells the story of John's life in the entertainment business, and of the events that led to his taking up the donkeys’ cause. (Annie, Dame Judi Dench and John, pictured). View Books! »
Stone, Mary Ellen
MaryEllen Stone, who has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Faculty Emeritus status at Lower Columbia College, is an inspiring keynote speaker and author. MaryEllen has seen phenomenal life-changing results of freedom, healing, and peace for those who put into practice the principles and techniques shared in Run in the Path of Peace—the Secret of Being Content No Matter What. MaryEllen writes with openness and sincerity seasoned with appropriate humor. Dramatic stories of other women’s lives will touch readers’ hearts and reveal how contentment amidst the annoying, the awesome, and the awful is possible! View Books! »
Sonja Stone lives with her husband and two daughters in Phoenix, Arizona. When not writing young adult novels, she enjoys martial arts, training in outdoor survival, and cooking. She's fairly certain that she missed her calling as a covert operative for the CIA. View Books! »
Stonz, Charles Nathan
Grant Stoye lives with his wife in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a freelance writer and sometimes house husband who graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Film Studies and Writing. He is a great big geek with a creative streak. View Books! »
Brad Tassell has been a comedian and author for over 18 years. His books and shows have been enjoyed all over the U.S. and around the world. He speaks on a wide range of topics at schools far and wide, and usually gets more laughs than the last nine authors that made the trip. He also creates many teachable moments and enlightens kids of all ages. Brad's speeches for teachers and administration have also been lauded as not only funny but motivational. Brad spends the rest of his career life happily performing for Carnival Cruise lines and doing his Kids Comedy Show at theaters around the mid-west. He is married and has one daughter. View Books! »
Tate, Michele Marie
Michele was born in Cleveland, Ohio. For the past fourteen years she has lived in Portland, Oregon with her husband of forty-three years, their daughter and her family. She pursued a career as a health professional, but always made time for what she loves most—writing. Recurrent childhood dreams, unexplained visions and questions about life and death drove her to read Edgar Casey and others who could transcend the physical plane. On her spiritual journey she took classes in Tarot, which opened her dyslexic mind to receive higher guidance. Later she also obtained a degree as a certified Hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression. When her son died in a tragic car accident at the age of twenty-one, she longed to have an even greater understanding of the bigger picture of life. Her son, Irwin, had composed over forty songs and written a screenplay. Together they had begun writing a children's book called Pizarus. Michele finished it and hopefully one day that too, will be published. In 1998 she joined Willamette Writers and has attended writers workshops and conferences. After meeting a new friend in Oregon, who read some of her writing, she was asked to give life to the heartwrenching story of her husband's murder. Thus began her debut novel, Blood, Money, Power. Many hours of research followed to give this historical novel's readers a trip back in time. Michele continues her spiritual growth by studying the Kabbalah, meditation and being a mystic guide and energy reader. Her travels to China, Chile, Europe and Machu Picchu offered ageless understanding about our world. Most recently she has begun a sequel that promises to keep her readers asking for more. “My daily aspirations are to support our planet and live in kindness and consciousness. I always seek the truth, justice and peace for all humanity.” View Books! »
Reginald Taylor has been a student/teacher of the Holy Bible and member of the “body of Christ” for over 20 years. Mr. Taylor has had the distinct privilege to study and teach the Bible domestically and abroad, leading Bible study groups in several parts of the United States including Virginia, California, and Kentucky. Internationally, Mr. Taylor’s study groups and teaching efforts have crossed the Atlantic, spanning the Mediterranean Sea community and Europe including Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Greece and Israel. Formally, the NHB is a reflection of Mr. Taylor’s background as a Biblical Studies major and Greek minor at Liberty University and San Diego Christian College. Mr. Taylor has been graciously humbled in life having the distinct pleasure to ‘sharpen iron’ (Prov. 27:17) in the classroom with the likes of Dr. Harold Wilmington (Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible) Dr. Marvin Lubenow (Bones of Contention) and among others Dr. Mark Strauss (Four Portraits One Jesus and The Essential Bible Companion). View Books! »
Jared Tendler, M.S., LMHC, was a mental game coach for golfers on the PGA and LPGA tours before he became the leading mental game expert in poker. He now coaches some of the top players in poker and more than 180 other professionals from around the world. Jared’s groundbreaking methods have also helped thousands more through his training videos, articles, and forum Q&As. He is also a featured coach for DragtheBar.com, and writes monthly instructional articles for WPT Magazine. Jared earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, and became a licensed mental health counselor prior to becoming a mental game coach in 2005. View Books! »
Jaden E. Terrell is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Tennessee Writers Alliance. The former special education teacher is also a graduate of the Citizen Police Academy and the FBI/TBI Citizen Academy, has a red belt in Tae Kwan Do, and is certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. Contact the author at: www.jadenterrell.com. View Books! »
Rod Terry is the author of three books: Brother's Keeper: Words of Inspiration for African-American Men (Peter Pauper Press, 1996); One Million Strong (Duncan & Duncan, 1996) (Recipient of the 1997 New York Public Library System award for best book); and Kwanzaa: The Seven Principles (Peter Pauper Press, 1997). He is also a contributing editor in Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk (Gnosophia Publishing, 2007). Currently, he is employed by the American Bar Association as Associate Director of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. He is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, Washington, D. C. and Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. He lives in Washington, D.C. View Books! »
Thomas, Debbie J
Cynthia Thomason was born and raised in the Midwest. A former high school English teacher, she taught in the suburbs of Detroit, Cleveland and eventually Fort Lauderdale. She resigned her teaching position when her son was born and she and her husband opened an auction house in Davie, Florida. But she missed the academic life and turned her attention to writing when her son started school. Cynthia's first attempt at publication was something of a disaster. Unfamiliar with the world of publishing, she wrote a 600-page manuscript that had no place in the market. That book is still sitting on the shelf waiting for a miracle or some major revisions. Her publishing career finally began when she joined a writers' group and began learning the intricacies of writing and publishing. Since then she has published in the genres of historical and contemporary romance and historical mystery. Still actively involved in the auction business, Cynthia is a licensed auctioneer and buyer of antiques and collectibles. She has discovered many unusual items that she has used in her writing. She loves to travel the United States and visit the settings where she places her stories. Her husband, Walter, is a published author of gaming books. They have one son in college, a spoiled but lovable Jack Russell terrier and an even more spoiled grumpy old cat named Kitty Man. View Books! »
Card Player Extraordinaire, and husband of the lovely Cynthia, Walter hasn't given us his bio. View Books! »
Thomson, Douglas R.
Douglas lives, with his wife Susan in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He spent 29 years with the Canadian Military. After retiring, he qualified as a Registered Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, and an instructor of these and other complementary therapies. Together they established the British Columbia Institute of Holistic Studies, an accredited post secondary institution and the Family Wellness Centre in Chilliwack, B.C. Douglas and Susan moved to Sault Ste. Marie to be near their daughter Alana, son Blair, and their two grandchildren, Colton and Chase. Douglas started his journey along the path of spiritual development during his posting to New Brunswick. While there, friends introduced him to various concepts of spiritualism, which fit in with what he believed and had felt for many years. While in New Brunswick, Douglas started channelling his spirit guide Anthony and although it took many years to overcome his personal barriers and allow Anthony to communicate with relative ease, Douglas has now opened himself so that Anthony could bring forward the information contained within this book. View Books! »
Thorn, C S
Charlie Thorn spent many years in publishing with Newsweek and Forbes before relocating to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He now divides his time between writing and tourism. As a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master Captain, he ferries visitors across Calibogue Sound to guide historical tours of mysterious Daufuskie Island, the model for the setting of his novel. He and his wife live on Hilton Head Island. View Books! »
A former Marine Corps fighter pilot who flew the F8U-2 Crusader fighter during the Cold War era. Also an airline Captain, having flown worldwide, and the former Director of the Airline Division of the country's largest private sector labor union. A graduate of the Army War College, he has a Ph.D. and travels widely. He is married with two sons and lives in Roseville, CA. View Books! »
Dan Trujillo was busy fulfilling his dream to become a top notch corporate manager, a supportive, caring father for his three sons, and a husband to a wonderful wife. The dream begun to unravel after being diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure in 2001. The prognosis, just like his sister, a heart transplant would be needed for survival. After three open heart surgeries to extend the life of his heart, the time had come. Dan was admitted to UCLA Medical Center on October 24, 2007. On November 12, 2007 Dan received a new heart, from a seventeen year old young man from Las Vegas. After 40 days in intensive care, Dan was released home to start the second part of the battle: Finding the will to live with gratitude, kindness and determination. During the next year, Dan is booked to speak to groups, corporations, students and non-profit organizations about persevering through crisis, the readjustment of goals and most importantly, living a valued life. Using the lessons of what powered him through recovery and the mindset to become personally successful, Dan publishes, “CRASH COURSE: 15 KEY LESSONS TO OVERCOME CRISIS AND ANXIETY.” Dan lives with his wife and three sons in Southern California, and according to him, he is addicted optimist. View Books! »
Hah! Bet you're wondering about this one, aren't you? The Entry of the Unknown Author. ;-) View Books! »
van Eyck, Megan
The psuedonym for an author who...prefers to remain nameless and faceless. View Books! »
Van Savage, LC
Verzino, Nicholas J
Kathy wrote her first story at the age of six, then decided to take a few decades off. She grew up in a small town in northeastern Ohio and attended college in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. For twenty-five years she practiced her profession as an accountant in both public and private practice. In 1994 she and her husband Norman retired to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Her road to publishing success has taken many twists and turns. She self-published her first Bay Tanner mystery, In For a Penny, in 2001 using the innovative print-on-demand technology. Its success led to an offer from a small, regional publisher who reissued the first novel along with its sequel, And Not a Penny More, on Valentine's Day of 2002. A reprint of both books had to be ordered within six weeks.,br /> Then serendipity struck. An editor for St. Martin's Press, visiting relatives in nearby Beaufort, was introduced to the Bay Tanner mysteries. A month later she called to offer Kathy a hardcover contract. They have since published Perdition House, Judas Island, Resurrection Road, Bishop's Reach and Sanctuary Hill in both hardcover and paperback. The eighth Bay Tanner novel, The Mercy Oak, was released in April, 2008. Kathy is a founding member of Island Writers' Network and serves as treasurer for both the Sisters in Crime National Board and the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Kathy has been a mentor in the Hilton Head schools and participates as a Friend of Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. When not writing and touring for her books, Kathy and Norman play tennis, share long walks on the beach, and enjoy the lush beauty of the tidal marsh from the decks of their Hilton Head condominium. She has two stepsons and four grandchildren. View Books! »
Avery Washington was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and is one of the most respected poets and author in the world today. He is a very passionate writer who has combined his great gift of storytelling and poetry into powerful collections of heartfelt writings in which we all can relate to. To learn more about Avery Washington, visit his author site at: http://averywashington.com View Books! »
Co-author with Charles Irion of the "Summit Murdery Mystery Series" and a ghost writer for many years. View Books! »
Williams, Larry D.
An Author who surely needs no introduction, and outside of one fuzzy bunny, has no image.... View Books! »
S N Williams has been writing for years, including poetry, fiction, fantasy and urban fantasy. Be on the lookout for new releases coming soon. To learn more about the author and see previews of upcoming work, please visit www.TheEclecticShelf.com The author is a member of the Texas Writers League and Romance Writers of America. Comments may be sent to EclecticShelf@yahoo.com View Books! »
Once you open one of Winkk’s novels, you won’t be able to stop until you’ve navigated every twist, turn and tragedy in the lives of her relatable and fascinating characters. Winkk’s deft storytelling and experience as a former model, actress and professional dancer for artists, including R. Kelly, Avant, and Ronald Isley made “Tour Secrets” and “Tour Secrets 2,” a rousing success. The two novels—which follow the lives and torrid love affairs of dancers and best friends, Raven and Music—flew off virtual shelves when they were published in 2009 and 2010, netting acclaim from outlets including Rolling Out, Power 92.3 FM, Parle magazine and Raw TV. She is a “Breakout Author of the Year” nominee for the 2011 African American Literary Awards, an honor also bestowed upon fellow nominees and celebrity writers Iyanla Vanzant, Tavis Smiley and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Urban Reviews awarded “Tour Secrets 2” a 4.5 on a 5-point reviewing scale, dubbing it a “near classic.” The respected APOOO Book Club, one of the top 10 online sites for African American literature, offered the following accolades: “I was emotionally exhausted when I finished reading because I could visualize the words coming to life.” There is an equal amount of anticipation for her latest work, “Misleading,” in which Winkk weaves the tale of Jarvis Denttin, an ambitious, self-absorbed club owner. “The main character, Jarvis, is obsessed with money and is a womanizer,” Winkk said. “He surrounds himself with people he thinks he can trust, but they are only interested in seeing him fail. He has a list of enemies and is unaware of their vengeful motives. The moral of the story is: watch your karma.” Winkk follows that credo in her own life. That is why, despite dancing for some of the biggest names in R&B and modeling for Ebony magazine among others, she opted not to go the tell-all route. Instead, Winkk focuses on fictionalized stories based on her experience and imagination, broaching topics from “down low” men to transsexual entertainers. Winkk also is building her brand beyond writing novels. In 2011, she founded Ailam Publishing. Though she is currently publishing her own projects, she wants to assist other authors in finding their voice…just as she did while traveling the world on a tour bus with a pen and notepad. “When I first started writing, I wanted to tell the story of the tour experience from the dancer’s side…that’s a side that never got out,” Winkk said of the books and innovative video teasers she produced on her own. “Misleading” too will get the visual treatment, as part of Winkk’s holistic literary vision. “Now, I want to tell as many stories as I can as many ways as I can in print and eventually on the small and big screen.” View Books! »
Thirtysix.org is a U.S. non-profit organization (Maryland) (http://www.thirtysix.org/), that posts the writings of Rabbi Pinchas Winston on the weekly Torah reading (Perceptions), his weekly commentary on current events (Connecting the Dots), and other projects he may have worked on. There is also an online bookstore that sells his books to date, including PDF and audio formats. View Books! »
I'm Kas Winters, author of books that help parents raise happy and successful children and have fun in the process. My books focus on practical, simple, and inexpensive family activities that don't take a lot of parents' time and yet effectively give children the attention, education, motivation and especially love, that they need. As an entrepreneurial mother since 1974, I've had to come up with solutions and I share my experiences in articles throughout the website and in the books and e-books I create. We are a family business and are here to help you and your family be the best you can be. Photos throughout the site are of our family actually doing the things we suggest. We don't make this stuff up! It's all for real and it works for us. Our hope is that some of our ideas will also work for you and yours. View Books! »
Sally Wright is the Edgar-nominated author of the six Ben Reese mysteries: Publish And Perish, Pride And Predator, Pursuit And Persuasion (a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist in 2001), Out Of The Ruins, Watches Of The Night (published in June 2008) and Code Of Silence, a prequel to the series (published in December 2008). Wright was born obsessed with books, and started pecking-out florid adventure stories with obvious endings by the time she turned seven. She wrote and performed music in high school and college, earned a degree in oral interpretation of literature at Northwestern University, and then completed graduate work at the University of Washington. She published many biographical articles, including pieces on Malcolm Muggeridge and Nikolai Tolstoy, Leo's grandnephew, before she wrote her Ben Reese books. You may read more about Sally at her website, www.sallywright.net View Books! »
Yuhico, Mayet Ligad
Mayet Ligad Yuhico is a visual artist and has trained with painters Elaine Roberto-Navas and Fernando Sena. She has also taken classes wtih world-renowned portrait artist Daniel Greene in Boston and Gregg Kreutz at the Scottsdale Artists' School in Arizona. Mayet is a member of the Washington Society of Portrait Artists and also the American Society of Portrait Artists. She regularly attended art sessions of the Visual Arts Guild of the Philippines at the Ayala Museum. Her last major art exhibit "Homage to the Masters" held at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in 2002 was considered a critical success. Her painting, "The Blue Gift" ,in homage to Pierre Bonnard stood alongside works of National Artists Vicente Manansala, Napoleon Abueva and Arturo Luz. Other artists in that exhibit included Romulo Galicano, Antonio Austria and Juvenal Sanso. A graduate of English Literature at the Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, Mayet has written “The Chronicler”, which was launched at the Ayala Museum in 2000. Her first full-length novel "Fourteen Days" was published in December 2010. It is now avaiable at Central Books at SM Megamall, Building A and 927 Quezon Ave (Phoenix Bldg). View Books! »
Zalkins, Todd A.
While growing up in Long Beach, California I enjoyed writing as a kid. I guess I daydreamed a lot and had a wild imagination. When I put my thoughts down on paper it would allow me to travel to places I dreamed of going and it allowed me to escape from often chaotic situations at home. I spent a good part of my adult life being the front man of a punk rock band. I have had the privilege of playing music with some of the best musicians Long Beach has ever produced, some of whom have achieved world fame, and many who haven’t. One thing for sure, Long Beach has some of the most talented players of music in the world. While in a band and finding reasonable success in the business world I managed to find myself in the grips of a horrific addiction to prescription painkillers which lasted almost seventeen years. It took getting clean and sober to rediscover the things I loved in life, and my passion for the written word returned. In 2010 I self-published “Dying for Triplicate.” This is my memoir documenting my descent into the addiction which destroyed my life and almost killed me. I am grateful to know it has been well received from people of all ages throughout the world, and that others have found recovery as a result of reading it. Hearing from readers that the book has helped them in some shape or form has been a real bright spot in my life. The fire to keep writing was lit inside of me, so I dove into “Kindred Revenge,” a book that involves some personal experience of abuse when I was a kid. It’s a fictional piece of work, but the foundation of the characters derived from something that changed me deep down as a boy. Writing this book was hard at times, but there was a lot of healing in it as well. I then wrote, “The Most Selfless Love” which is a book about the type of man I’ve always wanted to be, or something along those lines. There’s a blend of things that happened in my life both as a boy and adult as well. It was fun to create a story about a man who had done the right thing for most of his life (which definitely isn’t me) and comes face to face with losing the one thing he cherishes more than anything in the world. My latest book, “Frog Forward,” is a kid’s fantasy story about a young boy who rediscovers happiness after tragically losing his family. He discovers a magical place where only those that are “broken” can heal, but it’s the cast of characters that makes “Frog Forward” so much fun, and there’s a message in it for everyone, not just kids. The sequel to the book will be finished in the fall of 2010, and it’s titled “Frog Forward: The Return to Epicas”. Thanks to all of you for your support…I hope you enjoy reading the books as much as I have enjoyed writing them….tz View Books! »
R.D. Zimmerman is the Lambda Award-winning and Edgar-nominated author of numerous mysteries. Under the pen name of Robert Alexander, he is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Kitchen Boy, and other historical novels. For more info: www.robertalexanderbooks.com View Books! »
The MYTimes-bestselling nom de plume for author R.D. Zimmerman (see RD's bio for additional info!) View Books! »
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