Georgina (Gina) Gunning, CEO, AuthorPins.com and other web real estate. Internet Entrepreneur since 1997. Specializing in solution based services and products. Now Gina is semi-retired offering coaching and consulting services for businesses having a difficult time getting into profit. We are a full service business.
G.E. Johnson made her debut as a Christian fiction author in 2011 and became an Amazon best seller in multiple categories. Now G.E. is focusing her writing talent on helping Christian believers gain greater understanding of the Word of God through bible studies and commentaries.
G.E. also works as a private marketing consultant for other authors through her online organization Book Promotions International. Her interests include reading, photography, spiritual outreach, and helping others to develop entrepreneurial ideas. G.E. is available to chat with readers and welcomes comments and emails. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. When she's not disappearing into other writer's worlds, she's creating her own alternative worlds -- that of Andor where demons of many forms stalk humans and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people.
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R.L. Merrill started writing five years ago to deal with some not-so-pleasant life situations and to escape from the icky parts of being a responsible adult. It's turned into a very fulfilling way to spend her minuscule amount of free time and has mostly kept her sane. Her stories involve real life struggles and the romance that gets us through. Her novels are influenced and inspired by her own experiences as well as those of folks around her that she admires and respects for their strength and perseverance. She's lived in the Bay Area her whole life, with the exception of the four very good years she spent in rural Iowa during college. She's been an educator for twenty years as both a teacher and school counselor, and has spent time working closely with police and non-profit agencies as a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, tattoo collector, Metal fan, movie geek and book nerd, and she currently presides over a horde of animals consisting of two cats, a dog, a Ball Python, various fish varieties, and a rat.
Luana Ehrlich is a freelance writer, minister's wife, and former missionary with a passion for spy thrillers and mystery novels. She began her series of Titus Ray novels when her husband retired from the pastorate. Now, she writes from an undisclosed location, trying to avoid the torture of mundane housework, grocery shopping, and golf stories. However, she occasionally comes out of hiding to visit with her two grandsons or to enjoy a Starbucks caramel macchiato. She resides in Norman, Oklahoma.
Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Miles has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and leadership. Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.
Miles, a Gen X'er leader and author, cares enough about organizational health to make the tough decisions, hire and coach the right people, set clear expectations, develop a strong team culture, and strengthen organizational cash flow, exhibiting both humility and fierce resolve. His mission in life is "To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership."
Originally from New York, Sandra now calls Colorado home. Sandra has won several writing contests including: RWA’s Colorado Romance Writers’s Heart of the Rockies (twice), Crested Butte Writer’s Sandy for Suspense, and P.A.S.I.C.’s Book of Your Heart. She has also finaled in all of the above and RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter’s Daphne for unpublished writers taking 2nd place.
Hi, my name is Maxine Mansfield and I write fantasy, erotic romances. I live in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer.
I have one very special man, his three equally special children, and our six delightful grandchildren in my life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel.
Oh, and Gnomes! many, many gnomes.
Once upon a time I was a police officer patrolling the streets of London. Now, long retired, I live on the south coast indulging my passions. Not the ones you may think! My passions are the search for justice; and humour. Justice I found to be somewhat elusive when in the force. Our legal system deals adequately with the small-fry but not infrequently comes sadly adrift when money is thrown at it. My books, although fiction, reflect my passions.
Alex Lukeman writes action/adventure thrillers featuring a covert intelligence unit called the PROJECT and is the author of the award-winning Amazon best seller, The Tesla Secret. Alex is a former Marine and psychotherapist and uses his experience of the military and human nature to inform his work. He likes riding old, fast motorcycles and playing guitar, usually not at the same time. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He loves hearing from readers and promises he will get back to you.
Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed "Little Red Riding Hood" or "The Three Little Pigs" when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairy tales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.
Teri still frequently tells herself stories as she falls asleep. The only difference now is she wakes up the next morning and turns her bedtime stories into books.
I remember watching TV or reading a book as a child and saying, What if certain events happened differently. What if I could change how those events played out, make my own beginnings, middles and ends. How about a sequel? I would daydream about this in vivid color and non-stop action. When Star Wars came on the scene, my imagination really kicked into gear and the what if’s became impossible to ignore.
I started writing my ideas down, developed them, created my own worlds and characters. There was one in particular I couldn’t forget about, on a world I loved to visit. So I wrote. A little at first, then more, until about three years ago, when the main character on this world insisted I tell their story.
And so it began.
I was hooked. My computer is now full of story ideas waiting for their turn to receive my full attention. I have finished a YA Science Fiction/Fantasy novel called Storm of Arranon and the next in the series Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice. The final book is taking shape in the thought process and will become a fifty thousand word draft in November 2015 during NaNoWriMo.
Lenita Sheridan was born in Seattle, Washington. When she was three she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her parents. Later the family purchased six and a half acres in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks. The woods of Goldstream were her playground and a source of inspiration and imagination.
Later she moved back to Washington state, where, after two years she entered graduate school at the University of Washington. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
She now lives on Whidbey Island where she enjoys substitute teaching, singing, crafts, writing, and walking her dog, a Japanese Spitz named Haley.
An adventurer and storyteller at heart, Annette Blair has explored nineteenth-century Amish America and Regency England. She's fallen for madcap, modern Salem Mass, where bold women follow the Celtic faith with heart. There, she fought dragons, and fell in love with an angel. More recently, she’s taken to solving mysteries beside Connecticut’s Mystic River. And with her newest series, she's be revisiting her "roots" in Salem in a small town north of the Witch City that you won't find on any map. Welcome to Wishing Well, where there's something Magic in the water...
She has topped the NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists concurrently (ranking at #4 & #12 respectively) with Scandalous Brides, a joint venture box set of four full-length Regency Historicals by Annette, Lucinda Brant, Brenda Hiatt & Cheryl Bolen. Annette is honored to have shared the career-changing event with such amazing and multi-talented writers. The four are all members of the Jewels of Historical Romance, a group of 12 top flight authors who have banded together to better serve their careers, their readers, and each other through this new publishing paradigm.
I grew up in a small rural town in Oklahoma where our favorite entertainment on summer evenings was to sit outside under the stars and tell stories. When I went to bed at night, instead of a lullaby, I got a story. That could be due to the fact that everybody in my family has a singing voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis, but they sure could tell stories--ghost stories, funny stories, happy stories, scary stories.
For as long as I can remember I've been a storyteller. Thank goodness for computers so I can write down my stories. It's hard to make listeners sit still for the length of a book! Like my family's tales, my stories are funny, scary, dramatic, romantic, paranormal, magic.
Greetings...I live in beautiful Colorado with my chaotic herd of abandoned farm animals. My friends and family keep me sane, and writing keeps me hungry to learn new things even as I research times gone by.
When you open a book and turn the pages, you breathe life into the characters and set them free. My stories are adventurous romance, past, present, and into the future, sometimes with a bit of magic or fantasy, but always with a happy ending.
Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.
A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors.
When I'm not teaching science to middle-schoolers, I enjoy reading and writing fiction. It was not always my dream to write but I think serendipity likes to dwell with dreamers and the hyper-imaginative. Since childhood, I can remember entertaining myself and family with tales extended from television or movies. I was also quite the vivid-dreamer, recalling episodes I'd only seen in my dreams as if I were present in a different dimension. So I think when enough of those experiences add up, its good to commit them to pen and paper.
David lives in South Carolina with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, and To Fall in Love Again, his third, are set in nearby Charleston.
He enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.
David has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. He and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael's journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.
Award winning author Caryl McAdoo currently writes four series: the historical Christian ‘Texas Romance’; a contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; The Generations, her Biblical fiction and a mid-grade The King’s Highway Trilogy. With a daunting goal for 2015, she has released nine new titles to date (Sept.2015) this year with two more planned--at least one and as many as three additions to those series above.
Caryl loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty+ years—to the woods of Red River County. She counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.
With credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor and personal experience with mental health care, novelist and columnist Tanya J. Peterson uses writing to increase understanding of and compassion for people living with mental illness. Her most recent work, My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel (Inkwater Press, 2014) was awarded a Kirkus Star, an honor given by Kirkus Reviews "to books of remarkable merit."
Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her latest release is GABE KINCAID, book four of her popular Kincaid series. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He's traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.
Gina Whitney has published six novels so far. Blood Ties(PNR), Beautiful Lies, Saving Abel, Forgiving Gia, Luca, and Avenging Us(Rocker 3). When she's not writing, you can find her with friends and family. She resides in Massapequa, NY with her two beautiful boys. Reading has always been a passion and obsession of hers. You can usually find her typing furiously while shouting obscenities over her latest WIP. Her guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. She's pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Homeland, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals. If you'd like to chat, hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.
Awards include the InD'Tale Crowned Heart, Reader's Favorite Fiction, a Real Simple's Great Summer Read, SDCWG Excellence in Writing. Beverly's whimsical style and vivid imagery take you on journeys that transform your world long after "the end." From her adept suspense-thriller "The Kaleidoscope" (as B K Nault) through the beloved Seasons of Cherryvale series, each book is filled with characters who not only entertain but challenge, grow and learn, and quickly become like cherished friends.
A hopeless romantic and fairy-tale advocate.
Aleya Michelle was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.
Happily married and mother of three gorgeous and very active boys.
A true lover of reading and escaping into a magical book, of course Aleya loves to write and finds solace through her characters and story lines.
Aleya was extremely excited to self publish her debut novel Breaking my Heart in May 2014.
Healing my Heart - book 2 was released on September 2014.
Forever in my Heart - book 3 and the conclusion to 'My Heart Series' was released February 2015.
Favorite past times include shopping, reading, going to the beach and seeing friends.
Music is another great love.
Jerry Hatchett (1959-) was born and grew up in the creatively fertile Mississippi Delta, and lives and works now in Houston, Texas. A lifelong admitted geek, he loves to create fast stories around characters you can cheer for and against. His work features a crisp tight voice that pulls you in and doesn't let go.
Author of the Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling Anchor Island Series, Terri Osburn started putting words on the page in 2007. Five years later, in 2012, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts. Shortly after, she signed with an agent and moved into publication, with her debut releasing from Montlake Romance in May 2013. Terri lives on the east coast with her teenage daughter, three frisky felines, and a hyper Yorkiepoo with attachment issues.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Amazon bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves action, love and unusual settings. Author of western historical, Highland historical, paranormal and contemporary romance, she writes something every reader can enjoy.
Jeffrey Littorno spent many years teaching English in the
United States before going abroad to teach. After living in
Kuwait, South Korea, Saipan, and Australia, Littorno returned
to the United States and set about achieving his dream of
writing novels. He now lives in Northern California with his wife
Gyeyeol and a growing number of cats. When he is not writing,
Littorno teaches prison inmates in Folsom, California.
Sylvia McDaniel is a best-selling, award-winning author of western historical romance and contemporary romance novels. Known for her sweet, funny, family-oriented romances, Sylvia is the author of The Burnett Brides a historical western series, The Cuvier Widows, a Louisiana historical series, Lipstick and Lead, a western historical series and several short contemporary romances.
Former President of the Dallas Area Romance Authors, a member of the Romance Writers of America®, and a member of Novelists Inc, her novel, A Hero's Heart was a 1996 Golden Heart Finalist. Several other books have placed or won in the San Antonio Romance Authors Contest, LERA Contest, and she was a Golden Network Finalist.
Married for nearly twenty years to her best friend, they have one dachshund that is Queen Supreme Dog in the house and a good-looking, grown son who thinks there's no place like home. She loves gardening, hiking, shopping, knitting and football (Cowboys and Bronco's fan), but not necessarily in that order.
Jenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband. They have two grown children and two granddaughters.
While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance--stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which occupation is more fun?
She is a member of RWA and is a board member of Maumee Valley Romance Authors, Inc. She takes pleasure in spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and loves the challenge of a new recipe.
Jenna welcomes the chance to connect with writers and readers.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romantic stories. She wants to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they know personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
DeAnn Smallwood lives in Colorado with her husband and their two Yorkies, Stormy and Eli. She is a native of Colorado but has lived in Montana and Wyoming. Her greatest pleasure next to writing is having her books read and enjoyed. Be sure to check out books written under her pen name: D.M. Woods. There you'll find her first two novels in the "Death" series of romantic/thrillers: Death Crosses The Finish Line & Death Is A Habit. She currently has six western historical romances published, another due out 2015, and many more just waiting to be written and shared.
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town, married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could, we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie, and series, I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well....very hard. But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One, Katrina, The Beginning, in August 2009. There are now ten books in that series; The Protectors, The Dark Prince, Cain, the Quest, Bloodline and Legacy, Redemption and Destiny, and book nine Sabine, with book ten- Power of the Secret.
As far back as he can remember, Bill Hiatt had a love for reading so intense that he eventually ended up owning over eight thousand books--not counting e-books! He has also loved to write for almost that long. As an English teacher, he had little time to write, though he always felt there were stories within him that longed to get out, and he did manage to publish a few books near the end of his teaching career. Now that he is retired from teaching, the stories are even more anxious to get out into the world, and they will not be denied!
Since fantasy has always been Bill's favorite genre, and since he spent thirty-six years in teaching, mostly at the high school level, it's not surprising that his first published work would be young adult fantasy, though he plans to explore other genres in the future, including science-fiction, horror, and nonfiction related to education.
New York Times bestseller Dianna Love once dangled over a hundred feet in the air to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. She now writes high-octane romantic thrillers, young adult (co-author w/as USA Today bestseller Micah Caida) and the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series, including Demon Storm (book 5 available) and Witchlock (coming June 2016). Dianna's Slye Temp romantic thriller series launched to rave reviews with six books so far and more coming. Look for her books in print, e-book and audio.
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy creating sexy, domineering men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
Scott Mackey lives in Northern California, where he writes both fiction and non-fiction. His first book, Barbary Baseball, achieved critical acclaim from baseball historians for its quality research and writing. His highly popular and acclaimed Ray Courage Mystery Series includes: Courage Begins (a novella), Courage Matters, Courage Resurrected, and Courage Stolen.
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last... but it probably won't.
Jennifer Degl brings her readers on an emotional roller coaster: from the decision to get pregnant despite warnings from her doctors—and nearly dying four times during her pregnancy—to the birth of her daughter, Joy, seventeen weeks early, and this tiny baby’s fight to survive.
Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.” This year her Webinar Blockbuster Fiction is featured in the Writers Digest Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, and she has a chapter in Creating Characters, Writers Digest's 2015 release. With a 4.9 star rating on amazon, her bestselling non-fiction book, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict by Writers Digest Books is available in print and digital.
I am a wife, retired RN, Author of YA mystery, The Tower, Christian poetry, Verses For My King, Shirley's Shorts and Flashes Dobyns Chronicles and my latest publication is a Kindle e-book of short stories and flash fiction called, Tapestry of Words.
Love meeting new people and sharing information. I live in the country and have 4 dogs and 1 cat. That's like living with a house full of 2 y/o.
Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the author of the Kindle Bestselling romantic comedies, Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. Reviewers call her books "laugh out loud" funny and full of great characters that are "endearing and relatable."
She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a parakeet, a golden retriever named Cooper and a Sheltie puppy named Maggie. Jennie enjoys being a member of (RWA) Romance Writers of America, Colorado Indie Authors, and Pikes Peak Writers.
Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and believes you can't have too many books, shoes or friends.
Jennie loves to hear from readers.
Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando, where imagination and fantasy abounds. Pam started writing poems and short stories as a teen. Later, as a young mother, she continued writing children's stories and poems. With the love of reading romance, she graduated to writing historical and contemporary fiction. She also writes under the pen name Parker Lawrence.
Mara Powers discovered Atlantis at age 16, and has researched it ever since. Hailing from a literary family, and always possessing a natural gift for writing, Mara has lived a life of adventure. Her many travels have enhanced her love of words, and gifted her with experiences, life observations and characters to weave into her stories. She regularly migrates between Los Angeles, San Francisco, Northern Colorado, Washington, DC, New York and Austin, Texas.
A native of New York City's "El Barrio," Minnie Lahongrais is a mother and grandmother who works as a legal secretary for an international law firm by day. She has always been an avid reader. As a child, she would sneak books to read under her covers at bedtime by the light of a penlight her father secretly gave her. Minnie currently resides in the borough of The Bronx in New York City.
Adele lives in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, home to some of the most amazing wildlife in the United States. She volunteers much of her time caring for injured and orphaned native animals sent to her through local game wardens, police dispatch, and valley residents.
Lyle Howard was born and raised in South Florida. Married to his wife Riva, Mr. Howard has always been an avid writer. "As long as I can remember, writing fiction has always been my creative outlet."
Lyle Howard first hit the literary scene with his first published novel "Mr. Sandman" in 1995. In the nineteen years since, he has been teaching journalism classes to aspiring young writers.
"I don't look at the world the way others do." It's this perspective on life that makes Mr. Howard's novels unique and thought provoking. "I look forward to getting back into professional writing."
So don't think that Mr. Howard has ever stopped writing during his teaching hiatus. He has eight more novels waiting for editing, so his fans can look forward to more excitement and tension for a while to come.
In his free time, Mr. Howard loves to walk the beach with his wife and hit the links with his golf buddies.
Bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master's in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, and Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, Collette writes Regency and Scottish historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and five mini dachshunds.
Michael Patrick Clark was born on The Fourth of July 1950. He spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage, before adoption brought a new home and a change of name.
Unhappy at home, Michael joined the armed forces as a boy apprentice. He trained in telecommunications, before joining a specialist mobile-communications unit.
In the years that followed he travelled the world; living and working in environments as exotic, hostile, and diverse as the Sahara Desert, Europe, the Australian outback, South-East Asia, and Central and South America.
Following his service with the armed forces Michael moved into the computer industry; working on international consultancy for U.S. technology manufacturers, before a dramatic change of priorities saw him abandon the bustle of commerce for a more relaxed and rustic lifestyle writing novels in the Spanish countryside.
Since then he has written and published three books: The Folks at Fifty-Eight, Flying with Cuckoos, and his second and latest conspiracy and espionage thriller: Hierarchies of Greed.
I was born in Hanford, California in 1969. In the mid 1970's, my father began a Law Enforcement career just up the road with the Kingsburg Police Department, taking our family there. It was in junior high school when things began to take shape. I discovered horror novels - books by Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Slade, to name a few - , as well as hard rock music. These influences began to form a spark of creativity within me. I began to play guitar and pen song lyrics, but soon found myself confined in that tight medium, desiring to do longer works.
John Kerry is - to the untrained eye - an average-sized, average-looking, marginally out of shape white guy, but depending on which day you observe him, in his head he could be about to take down a cartel of drug dealers with his bare hands. On another day he might be about to force push a lorry from the path of a baby stroller before they collide. Or, on yet another, he might even be getting ready to dive into a telephone box so he can rip open his shirt and fly off round the world backwards turning back time for some reason known only to himself. When John isn't living in a fantasy world he can be found in the city of Sheffield, UK where he lives. Originally from Ipswich, he lived in London for a while, before moving up north to raise his three padawan daughters. And one day he hopes to move to the US because that's where all the other superheroes live and where alien invasions often occur. Books wise John loves virtually anything containing adventure, fantasy, Sci Fi, monsters, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or Lovecraftian cyclopean horror.
Fenella Jane Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker,hotelier,chef, secondary and primary teacher and is now a full time writer.
She has over thirty Regency romantic adventures published plus two Jane Austen re-telling and four WW2 historical novels.
She lives in a pretty, riverside village in Essex with her husband. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.
Born in Northern Canada, Angela grew up on the Canadian prairies amid dreams of becoming the next Dian Fossey or a world famous flight attendant. Those, however, were never meant to be. Instead, she moved to Texas and then eventually beautiful Colorado where she divides her time between her family, writing and her other job, teaching.
Angela was the winner and double finalist in Romance category of The Strongest Start 2010 Contest hosted by TheNextBigWriter.com. Songbird, published by Little Prince Publishing, is Angela's first novel.
Shakara Cannon developed her love for writing during her childhood years writing stories to read to her family at bed time. As she honed her skills, Shakara steadily gained notoriety in high school writing stories that surprised her teachers. She further developed her passion for writing at California State University, Northridge, double majoring in English and Business with a minor in Psychology. Later, writing fiction grew from hobby to therapy after the loss of her daughter's father.
Shakara's talent for creating colorful, sexy, and humorous characters, coupled with relative, relatable, and controversial topics brings her novels to life. Each page has you thirsting to know what happens next!
Garry Rogers is an advocate for wildlife and nature conservation. He writes books and articles about nature and he writes difficult science fiction novels about an Earth on which the animals are smarter than humans.
E.E. Holmes is the internationally best-selling author of the paranormal series, "The Gateway Trilogy". Her novel "Spirit Legacy (The Gateway Trilogy Book 1)", was named a first place category winner in both the Paranormal Awards and the Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult Fiction by Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media, and received a National Category Silver Medal in the 2015 IPPY Awards.
I was born in Oslo, capitol of Norway, in 1959. Since early age, wildlife, nature and archery has been a part of my life. I started my career in martial art in 1979, still hanging in there.
Since 1988, archery has been a big part of my life. I started out with compoundbows as so many others, but in -90 i switched to traditional equipment, and have not looked back since. I make most of my equipment myself;arrows, quivers, belts, bags and moore. In -90 i bought a longbow, the first of many. Today, i shoot longbows, hybrid longbows, and horsebows. Have tried recurve bows, but can not find the rhythm with them.
I live with my family and our three dogs on a small farm close to one of Scandinavias last wild forests. And oldest.
C.D. Dennis holds three degrees, including a M.S. in Biology. She enjoys writing, reading, hiking, and everything in nature. She calls the mountains of North Carolina home. "The Autumn of the Whitewood" is her debut novel and the first book in "The Chronicles of the Starborn".
Writer. Sculptor. Bad fitness advice. In between writing books I fill my not-so-busy schedule with the practicing of martial arts, mountain biking, paddle surfing, weight lifting, and of course HBO, PS4 and increasing the size of my beloved personal library.
Andrea McKenzie Raine grew up in Victoria, B.C. where she still resides. She is a long time attendee of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series at the Moka House Café, formerly known as Mocambopo. Andrea holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. She is a poet, novelist, book reviewer, and government correspondence writer. Her poetry has appeared in Mocambo Nights anthology, Canadian Literature, Quills, Tempus by Rubicon Press, Leafpress, Boulevard Magazine, Ascent Aspirations magazine, Poems from Planet Earth anthology and various chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane. In 2005, she published her first book of poetry A Mother's String through Ekstasis Editions. She also recently published her first novel, Turnstiles, through Inkwater Press.
As long as she could remember, Geri Foster has been a lover of the written word. After raising her family and saying good-bye to the corporate world, she tried her hand at writing.
To her surprise she won several contests, hooked up with a great critique group and her writing career was well on its way. She spent several years studying her craft and developing her voice.
Action, intrigue, danger and sultry romance drew her like a magnet. That's why she had no choice but to write Action-Romance Suspense. While she reads everything under the sun, she's always drawn to guns, bombs and fighting men. Secrecy and suspense move her to write edgy stories about daring and honorable heroes who manage against all odds to end up with their one true love.
Born in 1936 in Tacoma, Washington I was a medic in the Air Force from early 1955 to late 1958 when I took an early out to go to college on the GI Bill. I married my wife Margaret, an RN, in 1960 and we have a son, a daughter and a son. I earned my Master's degree in School Psychology at Central Washington State College in 1964 and was hired as an Instructor in Psychology at Pacific Lutheran College that same year. I finished my doctoral degree in education (Ed.D) at the University of Idaho in 1971 and was hired as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Central Washington State College. My wife and I purchased a nursing home in 1978 and were both involved in running it. I became a business consultant and taught at several universities as an Adjunct Professor. Due to illnesses of my father, brother, mother and sister-in-law I became a trustee/caregiver for several years. In 2000 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and believed it was surgically removed and I was cancer free until 2010 when it returned and spread to my larynx and trachea. I became a laryngectomee in August, 2010. As a result of the loss of my voice, which forces me to use an artificial larynx to speak, I began writing young adult and adult fiction adventure stories as a means of staying connected to my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. My writing became my salvation and I immersed myself in it. It's brought me greater satisfaction than I ever dreamed possible.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara's character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I'm thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara's whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.
In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Jill Paterson was born in Yorkshire, UK, and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia before spending 11 years in Ontario, Canada. After returning to Australia, she settled in Canberra. Jill is the author of four published books, The Celtic Dagger, Murder At The Rocks, Once Upon A Lie and Lane's End. All are part of the Fitzjohn Mystery Series. Jill has also authored two non-fiction books entitled, Self Publishing-Pocket Guide and Writing-Painting A Picture With Words.
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, his son, and some dogs and cats.
I am a paranormal and horror author from the Wirral. I publish my own Kindle books on Amazon. I am now bringing out paperback versions of all my Kindle books on Createspace. I am also the Webmaster of the True Ghost Stories at www.trueghoststories.co.uk
C.A. Hartnell is a Las Vegas author of an award-winning series of four historical fiction chapter books for children eight and up. Her four-book series is set in 1950s Southern California and earned a 2013 Mom's Choice Silver Award. This award program is globally recognized for sharing excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services.
Tina Collins is a published fiction writer and experienced book reviewer. She is currently living in the most diverse city in Europe: London. She is single and is happy to stay that way for the near future.
After a long break, she is delighted to be back behind the computer penning stories in the genres of erotica, horror and the paranormal.
Recently, she has published an email course, AVOID THE TOP 8 BOOK MARKETING MISTAKES, the report: Too Busy? Try These Tips To Streamline Your Book Marketing and the report: Why Writing Reviews Will Help Sell Your Books
Stephen Shender worked as a reporter and editor for the Watsonville Register Pajaronian and the Santa Cruz Sentinel from 1977-93. He later worked as a political speechwriter in Washington, D.C., corporate speechwriter in Los Angeles, and marketing communications writer in Silicon Valley. A frequent visitor to Hawaii, Steve lives in Aptos with his wife, cat, and blue and gold macaw. His first novel, Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii, was published in Dec., 2016.
Debra Parmley loves spreading love, one story at a time. Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was a young girl, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.
Debra enjoys writing, reading, playing at being a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried him folk tales from the countries she has visited.
Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.
For more about her work as well as interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner, visit Debra’s website and sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for insider news and contests.
Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald has authored four books. In 2005, she published her first edition of The Eye of Osiris. In 2010, she published a second edition. My Bone Collection, a collection of three short stories was published in 2011. In early 2013, Buyer’s Remorse, another short story was published. During the autumn of 2013, Raquel published a sequel to The Eye of Osiris, Osiris - the Second Coming. She is now working on Osiris 333, which will complete the Osiris Trilogy Mystery Series.
"Dead Boss Cemetery Dot Com" is also in the works for 2016.
In addition to books, Raquel has also published a collection of greeting cards known as Think Blots, Shrink Blotz, and Luv Blots.
Neil is the author of the award winning Sword and Sorcery Epic Fantasy series the Paladin Chronicles. He has been a day dreamer all his life, writing unpublished stories from the age of nine.He has retired from a medical career to write and play a little bad golf. When his wife, dog and family allow him, he loves staring out the window and disappearing into a world of swords, warriors, warrior women and elves or bashing away at his computer. A love of ancient history and civilizations has resulted in a fantasy series set in exotic locations in ancient times.
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Taming the wilderness of my imagination, one story at a time.
I love hiking, camping, watching my boys fish, and taking long walks with my yellow labs, Taylor and Mandi. I enjoy cooking when the mood hits, and not only have I published novels, but I'm the master of redesigning just about anything. I’m the DIY author who has made Idaho her home for 27 years, and I can't wait to spend another 27 years here.
Daniel James is an up and coming published author on Amazon Kindle bookstore. He has just released his latest book entitled, "THE LAKESHORE ABDUCTIONS". Check out a free preview of his book!
Amazon best-selling author Becky Lower has traveled the country looking for great settings for her novels. She loves to write about two people finding each other and falling in love, amid the backdrop of a great setting, be it on a covered wagon headed west or in present day small town America. Historical and contemporary romances are her specialty. Becky is a PAN member of RWA and is a member of the Historic and Contemporary RWA chapters. She has a degree in English and Journalism from Bowling Green State University, and lives in an eclectic college town in Ohio with her puppy-mill rescue dog, Mary. She loves to hear from her readers at email@example.com. Visit her website at www.beckylowerauthor.com
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Kevin Tinto is based in Tiburon and Lake Tahoe, California. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Reno Gazette Journal, Bike Transamerica, Scuba Diver Magazine and more.
He is an avid mountaineer, skier, scuba and free diver, Private Pilot and adventurer.
Kevin is a Level II Certified Ski Instructor and you can often find him teaching at Northstar, California, when not testing the Palisades at Squaw Valley.
Editor-In-Chief of www.slidingonthecheap.com with more than 50,000 subscribers.
He is currently working on the final edit to the second in the Jack Hobson, Leah Andrews Adventure/Thrillers titled: ICE GENESIS! Due out fall 2016
I’ve been writing odd little stories since I was a kid. Most are lost and forgotten somewhere in the dust motes of the past. I draw too and attempt to dabble with Photoshop but that program is a little bit much for me. I grew up in a small town called Shoshoni, WY and I managed to break free from its grasp with my dark soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared me to death most of the time. It’s very dark at night, I mean really dark. I think Shoshoni had like ten streetlights. To top it off, it is full of ghosts; well that’s what I thought when I was kid, turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt around.
I’ve been an avid reader of fiction for many years, erotic and other genres. I still love reading, the hotter the better. But now I have a good excuse for my guilty pleasure – research.
I tend to draw on my own experience to lend colour, detail and realism to my plots and characters. An incident here, a chance remark there, a bizarre event or quirky character, any of these can spark a story idea.
I live in the North of England, on the edge of the Brontë moors. When not writing – which is not very often these days - my time is divided between my role as resident taxi driver for my teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, tortoises. And a very grumpy cockatiel.
I have around thirty titles on general release with publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have several more in the pipeline. I write M/f, M/M, and occasionally ring the changes with a little M/M/f. All my books feature BDSM. I write explicit stories, always hot, but they offer far more than just sizzling sex. I like to read about complex characters, and compelling plots, so that’s what I write too.
I have a pile of story ideas still to work through, and keep thinking of new ones at the most unlikely moments, so you can expect to see a lot more from me.
I love to hear from readers. You can find me on my blog, and on the Totally Bound site. I’m on Facebook, and twitter and now on Tsu as well. I’m on Pinterest too, and Goodreads
Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four beautiful children. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing and fills her moments of free time with her love for writing. She writes in multiple genres, including, YA, romance suspense, women's fiction, and general fiction.
Kirtaime grew up in the country outskirts of Bristol. After his military career he settled with his family in Germany. Wanting to write fantasy-fiction books was a childhood dream which he only decided to make come true in 2013 with his first book 'The Perennial Migration' - A mixture of adventure, conspiracy, legend, space travel all in one pot being stirred by hungry reptilians and cooled by heroes.
Paul G Buckner is a Native American author, musician, an amateur photographer and an avid outdoorsman. The oral tradition of his Cherokee family drove him to collect folktales and stories of those he met in his travels across the U.S. Many of these stories have been passed down through several generations. It is these stories that provide inspiration for his writing.
Paul grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and as a young boy spent many summers in the woods or on the lakes, creeks and rivers hunting, fishing and camping. Those experiences led to a deep respect for the outdoors, traditional ways and the natural environment. You will see this respect reflected in his writing.
He attended Northeastern State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration. Paul spent several years developing curriculum and teaching business management principles to Native American non-profit groups as well as volunteering countless hours in community services.
He now resides in Claremore, Oklahoma with his wife, Jody and son, Chase where they enjoy evenings and weekends riding their Harley across rural Oklahoma photographing the beautiful scenery.
Please be sure to follow Paul on his social media sites, facebook.com/Siegeathawthornlake
I'm a children's author from Co. Limerick, several of my books are available on Amazon and all on line retail outlets. ESCAPING THE PRINCE, LUCY PEBBLE'S MIRACLE, THE HIPPITY DIPPITY WITCH among others. I'm married to a wonderful man called Donal, we have a small farm, several cats and dogs and a horse. I have an arts degree and a diploma but writing has always been my passion, much of my imagination comes from my own childhood experiences and dreams. My main objective is to get as many of my books out there as possible, I want people to experience the same satisfaction in my work as I have had in writing the stories.
Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Rinella's one hundred and fifty-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun's crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock 'n' roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.
She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.
While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.
I'm from Boston, MA and I'm a mother to three awesome boys. I love to laugh, and joke around with my friends and family. My quirky sense of humor transcends into my writing; for my characters are a part of my everyday life, they're piece's of my heart & soul. I'm the puppeteer, of my own crazy fantasy world I've created. I believe writers are natural born artist who are meant to be unique, weird, cooky & untraditional. If all writers were meant to be the same, than everyone would be reading, & writing the same style genres; it would be a world with no color, a world without air. #DiversityMatters
MARION UECKERMANN's passion for writing was sparked when she moved to Ireland with her family. Her love of travel has influenced her contemporary inspirational romances set in novel places. She now lives in South Africa in an empty nest with her husband and their crazy black Scottie, Wally.
Austin Briggs has spent over 10 years researching the history of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest with a dream of creating a historical fiction series that would fascinate readers who like a good history-based tale. He even went so far as to experience some of the magical rites of the ancient Mexica himself.
He has always been obsessed with learning about other cultures; in addition to his time in the lands that were once occupied by the Aztec peoples, he has also lived in Russia, Japan, England, Switzerland, Cambodia, Lithuania, and Uzbekistan.
He has been a soldier in the army, an officer in the United Nations, and a global manager in a Fortune 10 company. He has been both a local and an outsider, a member of the majority and of a minority, which he feels makes him able to write from the perspective of multiple characters, all of whom have various levels of status and acceptance in their world.
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love, writing, and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.