GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Biography

Update Notice: August 2, 2014.

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.

Book three of our Amanda Ackers Adventure series novels was published today at last :)

Sasha and I apologize for the delay. We have both had some health issues this past year, so, my writing was put on hold for a good while.

Sasha and I would like to thank all of you for supporting us as new authors.

We published Book One of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves" for FREE on January 3rd, 2012. As of today, August 2, 2014, we have reached over 100,000 downloads! To say we are blown away would be a huge understatement! Book two of the series, which was published on March 28, 2012, has 94 percent of the readers downloading book two. I guess a lot of people really do like the story!

I am currently writing book four of the series, titled: “Amanda Ackers and The Lost Family.”

We have received hundreds of emails over that past year from folks wanting book three out NOW! Thank you for that, and it has helped me keep going. We write our stories just for the fun of it, and have full lives other than writing :)

Several people had requested reading Book Three, prior to its publication. I kept that number to 50, and sent out book three two weeks prior to publishing.

Should anyone like a pre-release version of book four when we get to the editing stage, please let us know.

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment of it.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first two books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release versions. We had never thought of doing a pre-release, but thought it was a great idea! It gave many a chance to read book two and now three of Amanda’s adventures, before we actually published it. Thanks to all of you!

We are most humbled by the response we have received, and thank you from the top, middle and bottom of our hearts!

If anyone would like to correspond with us, please shoot us an email when you get the chance, we would love to hear from you.

Email us at: GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

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Hello and thank you for visiting our Smashwords.com page.

My name is Sasha Gabriel, and I would like to take a few moments to say a little about Glenn and myself.

They say that creativity belongs to the young. Well, not always. Young at heart, I’ll buy, but nothing else.

Writing is relatively new for me. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my 60+ years. But writing seemed daunting. How do you write an idea to get over to other people without boring them to death? How do you write conversations that sound like the people who are speaking them?

Once I studied the “how to’s” a bit, and with the encouragement from Glenn, my wonderful husband and best friend, I started writing.

And I love it. So does Glenn.

Writing has opened a door for me that nothing else has – my imagination has soared and I’m absolutely thrilled and thankful, from the bottom of my heart, that others like my writing, as well.

Both Glenn and I have been submitting very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these are also being entered into a writing contest with that directive.

At the same time, both Glenn and I are writing novels (Glenn’s is awesome!!!! Think the depth of Lord of the Rings with the immediacy of Harry Potter and you’ve got it!).

But I want to share something with you all… Glenn has battled Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia almost his entire life. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but try living with them on a daily basis!

Even so, Glenn has worked to overcome the more serious side effects and his talent in writing, painting, and all over creativity is nothing short of staggering.

Honestly… I’m running to keep up with him but I’m mostly just out of breath!

So… the bottom line is… we’re all just human with all our challenges and it’s those challenges that make what we create that much better.

Please… If you like to read… then write. If you like to paint… then paint. Pick up that paintbrush and start. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents.
And, again… Thank You all for your kind and generous words of appreciation for our stories!

It means the world to us!

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Glenn here.

Just wanted to add that we never thought anyone would even read our work, let alone have downloaded our little stories thousands of times in such a short time.

Because of the kind words from you all, I will continue to write. I have, as Sasha had mentioned, been writing the Amanda Ackers novel series, with Sasha contributing several chapters to each book.

I had only begun writing the novel for fun, for our grandson Logan. I was not going to publish it, just print it out to give to him. However, with all the encouragement I have received via email, from those reading our little short stories, I have decided to publish the first two books of the Amanda Ackers series for FREE. Everyone keeps telling us we need to charge for them, so, should we decide to do so, they will be no more than $0.99 cents in U.S. Dollars :)

My many thanks to all of you, for your continued support.

Please feel free to contact Sasha and I at the following email address. We would love to hear from you, even to just say hi:

GlennAndSasha@gmail.com

Where to find GlennAndSasha Gabriel online


Books

Amanda Ackers and The Thirteen Shards Of Legend
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Series: Amanda Ackers Adventure, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 190,400. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.91)
The adventure continues with cannot-take-a-breath action. As Amanda’s adventure takes them to strange places, they meet even stranger beings and creatures - all deathly afraid of the "new" Wielder. After many exciting adventures, one of Amanda's friends, may die after a violent battle. Which one may leave the story?
Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches
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Series: Amanda Ackers Adventure, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 180,810. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Book Two of the Series. Fleeing for their lives after Amanda turns the wizard Blaine into stone, then fighting for her life in other battles, Amanda and her friends transport to The Realm of The Witches, in search of the mighty witch Bellinora - the only one who may be able to save Amanda. Will they survive the fierce battles against witches, wizards and hideous creatures that await them?
Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves
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Series: Amanda Ackers Adventure, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 244,300. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.65)
Book One. This series tells of the Greatest Adventures In Modern Elvish History. Challenges and battles abound. Join Amanda Ackers and elves, dwarves, witches, wizards, and other creatures, as she finds a long lost and powerfully Wizitched artifact, that she was never meant to find. She must learn to control the spirits trapped within it, or all the good within all realms, will perish.
Anthology of Short Stories From Authors Glenn C. and Sasha Gabriel
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Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00)
An Anthology of authors short stories from 2011. You asked for them all in one convenient file and here they are… all fourteen of them! Thank you for requesting them, and for all your support.
The Window
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.76)
The room was simple. The window small. The view just ordinary... until you look closer. You cannot look away as the view becomes one of horror. It changes for each person who gazes into its depths. What would you see? This is a 600 word short story.
Wishful Thinking
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.50)
She's only a child. She wants, so desperately, to have friends again. But no one pays any attention to her. No one talks to her or plays with her. They only ignore her. Why? This is a 600 word short story.
The Lost Moments
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.73)
The days pass and we live our lives, never fully realizing how we impact the people we care the most about. When does that realization hit us? Will we still have time to say the things we want... before it's too late...? This is a 600 word short story.
Soul Survivors
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.85)
Death. It is an inevitability. Is there anything beyond or are we just fooling ourselves? When you live your life believing there is nothing after death... what would it take to change your mind? This is a 600 word short story.
When Is Ever After?
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.60)
Fairy tales always end with “And they lived happily ever after.” But is there an Ever After when you’ve been passed over, ignored and invisible to others your whole life? This is a 600 word short story.
The Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.71)
Can your destiny ever really be foretold? What would you do if you received a letter, unsigned, that gave you a cryptic message about your future? Would you be ready to learn the truth? This is a 600 word short story.
The Best Friend
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.90)
Blood is everywhere and the only one who can help you is your best friend. They can see into your thoughts. They know your deepest, darkest secrets... they know you better than you know yourself. This is a 600 word short story.
The Watchman
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.87)
For a man in a hurry, H.H. Herbert hated anything that would slow him down. His life was planned to the minute. But one ordinary day, his life would change in a way he had not – could not – have foretold. This is a 600 word short story.
The Mirror
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75)
Growing old does not mean you have to give up your dreams... does it? With the help of an ancient mysterious object, one woman finds out. This is a 600 word short story.
The Magic Bag
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.90)
A successful and wealthy doctor hides a secret he's kept for years. He's loved by all... even his special patients. This is a 600 word short story.
The Snow Globes
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Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.93)
Snow globes are beautiful... enchanting... peaceful. A world enclosed unto themselves. But what if... they weren't? What if the scene you see isn't what it seems to be...? What do they really hold? A 579 word short story.
Murder On The Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.83)
Murder on the mountain. It’s not the first time blood soaks the ground and it won’t be the last. Kids are left without their parents and those who murder, cheer. Would you? A 553 word short story.
The Shortcut
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.77)
Shortcuts, we all take them, cutting across a street, or across town. But some shortcuts can be dangerous, and better left alone, especially one through a cemetery. Laura took one, and now knows why. Short story which needed to be only 600 words in length.
The End Of Time
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75)
An excited town… a mesmerized crowd… they loved her as soon as they set eyes on her. Beautiful, breathtaking, that’s what everyone said of her. Day after day, she could feel their eyes on her, always smiling. She worked hard for them, rain or shine, and was always there for them… so why did they hang her? A 592 word short story.

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  • A shrewdness of Apes on Nov. 17, 2011

    Garry, just finished reading. I really liked the story. Very well done! Looking forward to reading your others.
  • The Sky Drafter on Nov. 17, 2011

    Amira, this was a great story. There were many things I didn't not know about my parents... but I am sure they were good wizards too.
  • Did I Die? on Nov. 20, 2011

    Gareth, really liked the book. Chapter 7 and little green lights, reminds me of my own encounter after falling from a cliff. Good job. Keep writing!
  • Hekití and the Moon: A Taíno Legend on Nov. 22, 2011

    Marielba, Glenn here. I love these stories. Nicely done! You did Cacique Orocobix proud. Please write more short stories as well as your novels. Thanks for making me smile.
  • Autumn Leaves on Nov. 23, 2011

    A beautiful and heartfelt ode to the love of his life. The words enchanted me, making me part of the interlude of days dreamed about and passions fulfilled. Thank you for your excellent story and scenes that wrapped warm arms around me. Please... write more. Sasha
  • Yard Sale! on Nov. 23, 2011

    Outstanding, Stacey! Well written... kept me wondering with each word. And kept me hoping that Sophie would get away... with it all... and Felix. Great job. You're a very good writer. Please... write more. Sasha
  • Denning Swamp - A Ghost Story on Nov. 23, 2011

    John, I really liked this story. Kept my interest all the way. Glenn.
  • The Darkness Unseen on Nov. 23, 2011

    Hi Michelle. I see you are from Nigeria. Welcome to Smashwords! I thought your story was really good. Takes some time to get used to the formatting of text, but after a time we get it. Please keep writing! One thing you can count on... Some people will like your work, some won't, so what! Just keep on writing. There are many of us here that would love to read what you write!
  • Inappropriate Behaviour on Nov. 24, 2011

    Gareth. Glenn here. Wow! Loved this story… especially the ending! Very well done! Please write some more short stories. Just the right length to read once in bed.
  • The Boddy in the Snowbank on Nov. 24, 2011

    Jenna, Glenn here. This story made me smile. Loved it! Wonderful ending. Gosh... I don't remember the game being this interesting. I better have another look.
  • Shaded Fey on Nov. 24, 2011

    Phil. Glenn here. Just read the story and loved it! Would love to see what the Gray Lady does next, with whom, and what happens to them. Could make a good series of short stories. This is the first of your books I’ve read. I’ll be reading the others for sure!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Distinguish a Canadian from an American on Nov. 24, 2011

    Mark. Glenn here. I laughed all the way through the Guide. Being an American, I’ve often wondered what the difference was, and now I know. My wife Sasha and I have been talking about possibly moving to Canada. Now, perhaps we’ll visit for a while first, but know what to look for. It may take some adjustment should we decide to move, but, perhaps we’d fit right in. Oh… wait…
  • The Darkness Unseen on Nov. 24, 2011

    Hi Michelle... very nice story. I felt the worry and anxiousness. Good job! I like your style. Please keep writing! Can't wait to read your next one! Hugs Sasha
  • Inappropriate Behaviour on Nov. 24, 2011

    Gareth... OH MY GOSH!! This is bloody brilliant! You had me with your second sentence and I could not stop reading until I read the last word on the last page!!!! I will read your next book now but haven't the foggiest how you could outdo this one! Great job! Sasha(from GlennAndSasha)
  • Did I Die? on Nov. 24, 2011

    I need to tell you how much this story affected me... I alternated between understanding, anger, worry, frustration and... Hope. It was beautifully written... a tough subject you did proud.. Truly outstanding. Sasha (GlennandSasha Gabriel)
  • The Boy Who Had Nothing on Nov. 25, 2011

    Gareth, Glenn here. Wow! This is your best work yet!!! This story had me glued to the screen from first word to the last. Wonderful story!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Distinguish a Canadian from an American on Nov. 25, 2011

    Hi Mark! Glenn told me I HAD TO read this book and I just did!! Honestly... if I could give you 5 stars for the Guide and 5 stars for the picture... I'd do it in a heartbeat! Absolutely hilarious!! Still laughing!! Love it!! I'm going to read everything else you have - you are terrific, eh!
  • Don't Cry If You Don't Try on Nov. 25, 2011

    Hi Mark I want you to know that your seed of being a known author is, indeed, blossoming. Your writing is touching and helps this reader reach inward to discover all her unwatered seeds and do something about them. You are special, Mark. I am a devoted reader of yours. Sasha GlennandSasha Gabriel
  • My House of Life on Nov. 25, 2011

    Hi Mark Yes, the rooms of our Life can be separate but also interconnected... things can be "bittersweet," but it's always our own view and strength that chooses the way we see things. And I like, very much, how you see things. Why are we here? My reply is that we are all here, for the short time we have, to do one thing: help one another whenever we can. And yet, the world shows us how cruel we can be to one another. So, we need to counter that when we can, one person to another, one day at a time. A candy bar here... a hug there... a helping hand at all times. We, as a species, are so much better than what the worst of us do. Even when we see things that drive another knife in our hearts... we must never slacken or show anything other than the best of us. And you, Mark, are one of the best of us. Sasha glennandsasha gabriel
  • The Boddy in the Snowbank on Nov. 25, 2011

    Hi Jenna OUTSTANDING! Okay... so, truth be told, I was writing everyone's name down with arrows drawn from one to another, thinking I could figure out the conundrum that way... uh... not quite! LOL! Simply great and I loved your final take on it all. Wonderful writing! Sasha glennandsasha gabriel
  • The Boy Who Had Nothing on Nov. 25, 2011

    Hi Gareth I needed to calm myself down to write this review. I am still emotional about it. I want you to know that, without a doubt, this story is phenomenal. Your BEST WRITING yet! I felt emotions overflowing from word one. You have touched a wonderful, creative part of you... please... don't let go. Your writing is touching without being maudlin... honest without being sappy. You are a terrific writer and I'm a huge fan. Wow. If I could give you 10 stars... I would. Sasha glennandsasha gabriel
  • Shaded Fey on Nov. 25, 2011

    Oh, my gosh, Phil! There aren't enough superlatives to give you! So powerful because it was understated... so "matter-of-fact" and so thrilling. Great job! Sasha glennandsasha gabriel
  • Down Boekeloo Road on Nov. 30, 2011

    Glenn here. May all those who came before us, be remembered. Well written. Please write more!
  • An Unusual Cupid on Dec. 02, 2011

    Beautifully written. Took me on a great ride! Sasha
  • 25 Year Old Crisis on Dec. 03, 2011

    Ana, Glenn here. I loved this story! Liked the story switching between the two women. The story made me smile. Great ending! Please write more.
  • The Orphan and the Shape Shifter on Dec. 03, 2011

    Ashley, Glenn here. This is a wonderful story! Please write more! This story would make a great series.
  • Lady of The Phoenix on Dec. 06, 2011

    Loved it! Thank you for a great read and a well thought out story. Beautifully done... heartwarming. Sasha
  • The Beast in the Mirror on Dec. 14, 2011

    What a wonderful story with a great, surprising twist! You never gave it away,just built up the tension with tight writing. LOVED IT! Well done. You're a terrific story teller! Sasha
  • Deepest Quiet: A Short Story on Dec. 17, 2011

    Very well written. Became grimmer and moodier as it went on - perfect as the writing was the man and changed as he did. I pictured it all... saw him and felt his pain... even as it became more creepy. So good! And thank you for the 3 chapters, as well. Beautifully and carefully thought out.
  • Christmas in NeverEarth on Dec. 18, 2011

    Enchanting! Beautifully visual and entertaining. You've got a winner here and definitely sequels galore! Amazing. Sasha
  • Winter Thunder on Dec. 18, 2011

    For some reason, Sylvan, I was reading more... hearing more... than just the words in the story. Your writing becomes a world unto itself, as though it doesn't matter who reads it or "gets" it. It's powerful because the words make it so. We need more caring and love in this world than judgmental people. I liked it very much and hope your writing bug gives you a great big bite. Keep writing. Sasha
  • Silence the Siren on Dec. 19, 2011

    Absolutely phenomenal. Great writing. Subtle so that I had to keep reading. Powerful in its twists. Wonderfil. Bravo for a great read! Loved it... please... a sequel! Sasha Gabriel
  • December 21, 2012: Survival Guide on Dec. 22, 2011

    A Very Good Book! I am impressed with the level of research that went into this book. I found the various theories presented very interesting, as were the facts, both for and against either a catastrophe or enlightenment. The survival portion of the book was very well done, and covered a wide area of topics. Having survived in the wild myself, on more than one occasion, I found myself nodding along with the text. Will humanity, or at least some part of it be around after December 21, 2011? I say yes. But then again… only time will tell!
  • December 21, 2012: Survival Guide on Dec. 23, 2011

    I've read other books about the topic but none as well written and thought out as this one. Very impressive. No doubt the author has done her homework and done it well. I'm going to recommend this book to our friends. Needless to say, everyone can make up their own mind about the question presented by the author... as for me... we will be around a long time... hopefully, growing smarter and more compassionate as a species. Thanks for an outstanding read!! Sasha
  • Legends of Origin 1 - Sanctuary for the Devil on Dec. 23, 2011

    We've got a real winner here! This writing is absolute genius and I loved every minute of it! Magical... wondrous... takes-your-breath-away writing! This is a powerful writer and great story teller! WOW! Loved it (can you tell?) Thanks for an amazing read! Sasha
  • Dragon Kin and other fantasy stories on Dec. 23, 2011

    Honestly, I don't know where you come up with this... but for goodness sakes... don't stop!! Your writing is simply amazing and I'm a huge fan! So colorful. So dramatic. With each word I see myself there. Great, great story teller! Thanks for another superb read! Sasha
  • Ashes to Ashes on Dec. 23, 2011

    Best advice for anyone reading this... breathe! Why? Because from the beginning to the end, you'll be holding your breath from anxiety and anticipation of what's coming next! This author is a master story teller and she uses words that blaze across the screen and into your soul. I'm now going to read it all again... loved it so much! Thanks! Sasha
  • Crimson Rain on Dec. 31, 2011

    This is a great story told from an unusual viewpoint. I like stories that are unusual and raise many emotions while reading. With this short story, you feel the weight of the decision which must be made to save us all. Very well done! If you have not read her other stories, I would like to suggest you read "Legends of Origin – 1 Sanctuary for the Devil," which is nothing less than a FIVE STAR story! Glenn.
  • Crimson Rain on Jan. 01, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!!! Now... I must tell you that it, at first, threw me because of its point of view. BUT, and here's the humongous BUT... the more I kept reading, the more involved with the character I became until, by the end, I was so completely taken that I was loathe to stop reading! Any chance you might write more on this? The viewpoint is so well done. So subtle, so understated, that it was beautful! I didn't even realize how my heart would feel until I got to the end and WHAM! I wanted more. You are a brilliant writer. I am a massive fan and would be honored to buy any of your books! Major kudos to you! Bravo, Vanessa! FOR ALL READERS: Read her other books. You will be thrilled. Sasha
  • Dance with Evil on Jan. 01, 2012

    The only problem I see is that I can't give you 10 stars! Wow. The writing is tight and fast. The terror is palpable and the characters beautifully written. I want more... please!! Love it! From your biggest fan! Sasha
  • Futurescape on Jan. 01, 2012

    I can't tell you which story I liked more - because I loved each one! Superb, as usual, from this author. Thanks for more reads that make me realize, again, why I love reading so much! Sasha
  • Tomahawk on Jan. 14, 2012

    Hello Shane. Glenn here. This is a terrific story! I really enjoyed it! I know you said you were doing it as a test, but I have got to tell you, it is not just a test, but a home run! I like the way you write, and the ending was a great twist! Loved it! Please continue publishing here on Smashwords. Very well done, and I look forward to reading more from you!
  • The Girl in the Mirror on Jan. 14, 2012

    The story opens up great possibilities... I'd love to have read more. Please continue writing - I think you have alot to offer and have a unique point of view. Well done. Thanks Sasha
  • Endeavour on Jan. 28, 2012

    Hi Shane. Glenn here. Well, like your story "Tomahawk," this one is a winner too! Loved the story! Interesting way you wrote it, and wonderful twist at the end... Wow!! I'm looking forward to your anthology. Just in case I miss spotting it, shoot me an email at glennandsasha@gmail.com and let me know it's published. Can't wait to read it. Well done!
  • Legends of Origin 1 - Sanctuary for the Devil on Feb. 03, 2012

    Vanessa, Glenn here. This was an outstanding story! Not just okay, not simply good, nor even really good... but outstanding! I would love to fly on a Ryokin myself, and fight the good fight. Speaking of fighting, the fight scenes in chapters 19 and 20 were great! I could not stop reading, the action was fast and furious, with so much going on, I actually found myself holding my breath! For anyone who has not read this story, I would highly recommend you download a copy NOW, read it, then tell everyone you know to get their own copy... it's that good! I can't wait for book two!
  • The Doctor, the Angel, and the Demon on March 30, 2012

    Okay, I loved this story. I've read the other works by this author and have liked them all. This one is very different than his others. It is funny, very clever, and makes you think. The deceased doctor, a non-believer (like me I suppose), has a chat with a couple angels and even, yes, Lucifer. Some of my favorite lines from the story are: "LUCIFER! LUC-I-FER! Where the Heaven are you?" I love the play here using "heaven" instead of the word... well, you know. Another partial line I'll give here, Lucifer chatting with Satan: "...Although hackers wreaked their computer hell on everyone else, Satan's computer was never bothered. The hackers weren't stupid." That had me laughing, well, until I thought about my teaching computer programming for years, and demonstrating how to hack other computers. Huum. I wonder where I'll end up? Gulp!! However, my most favorite line, partially give here is: "...Gabriel smiled. 'Hello Lucy.'" I almost spit out my Gatorade I got laughing so hard. You’ll have to read the story to see why! Honestly, if you have not read this story, or any of his others, please do, you’ll be glad you did! Glenn.
  • The Grandmother's Message on June 28, 2013

    I've read Marcia's other works and very much enjoyed them and would recommend them. This new short story is outstanding! I think it is her best work yet. There are many things I think we all would have loved to have said to someone, before they passed on. The thing is, we just never have the time, or simply don't take the time, to let our loved ones know how very much they are loved. It is not so much the words we've said that we need to be concerned with, but the kind and loving words left unsaid. We all think those we love know we love them, but, wouldn't it be wonderful, to hear it too. This is a touching story, a love story between a young girl, her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I wish I could have had the opportunity to tell my grandparents how much I loved them, but they passed on when I was very young. I remember them some, but only flashes of memories. If you still have your parents, or grandparents, you need to read this book. Then, take the time to tell them how much you love them, and how very much they mean to you. Should something happen to them before you get the chance, you will regret it for the rest of your life. Marcia. This was a great story, and you should be very proud of yourself. I know we, as your readers are! Glenn, of glennandsasha gabriel.
  • The Adventures of Mrs Browning on June 28, 2013

    The Adventures of Mrs. Browning is a great short story. She may be older, but hay, she is quite a lady. One's life can be repetitive and boring for sure, but who's to say we need to keep it that way, if only for one day a week? If you are looking for a story which will make you smile, give this one a read. It will leave you wondering about your own life. Glenn of glannandsasha gabriel
  • The Great High School Love Game on June 28, 2013

    After reading Marcia's shorter stories, it was great to read her first full length novel. Wow. Did this ever take me back to my high school days :) The love triangles, or quadrangles in many cases, kept our hearts thumping back in the day. This a story which may take you back to your days of crushes and loves of your life (at least for a few months anyway), and will make you smile, cry, worry, and simply relate to. I think we all had crushes in high school. Some we longed for felt the same way, for a time perhaps. Others, just wanted to be friends, no matter how it tore your heart out. Marcia has written a wonderful story about four friends in height school, who find themselves, as many of us have, caught in the ever twisting and turning net of love. A great read! Glenn, of glennandsasha gabriel
  • What's A Man To Do? on Jan. 10, 2014

    This is a great story filled with humor and fun. If you like a good read that makes you smile, give this one a read. Glenn.
  • Man On A Motorbike on Jan. 10, 2014

    This is a very good story. More serious than Marcia’s other works. This one made me think of family and friends… the ones who didn’t listen. I think you will find yourself nodding as you read, relating the story to those of the past. Great story. Glenn.
  • Adam, My Guardian Angel on March 01, 2014

    This is a terrific and very touching story. Many have had problems so overwhelming the thought of taking one’s own life seems the only way to find peace. When the world seems against you, nothing you do ever being good enough, people saying things about you behind your back, a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse leaves you. These seem devastating, and most people have had times when they have considered ending their lives. This story is about one such woman, believing she has reached her end. Many people do end their lives, others, for some reason, at the last moment decide not to. Some believe that should they end their lives, they will rise to heaven, where they will find peace. Will they? Should they end their lives? Is there no way out? Read this story and find out what happens to one woman, as she steps to the edge of life. Five stars.
  • Blake's High School Reunion on June 02, 2014

    Another great story from this author. I have to admit, the story brought back many memories of high school adventures of my own. I always wondered what happened to many of the kids I went to school with. The nice ones, and, like in this story, the not so nice. After all these years since high school, had they changed? Were the nice people happy and successful? Probably. Were the jerks still jerks? More than likely. Had they finally learned their lessons? Probably not. The story hits close to home for most people, and is a very good read. I would highly recommend the story, which will take you back to your own memories of high school, and possibly to your own school reunion. What was yours like? Did the people still look the same, act the same? Read the story, and think back to the people you knew, that were like those in this story.
  • Mandy's Dream Beau on June 02, 2014

    I loved this story! The author has a way of connecting the reader to the story, as though we were there, observing. I think we have all known people who have moved away from their old schools to attend a new one, and dreading what they would find there. Would people like them? Would they have any friends? Would people pick on them? Once again, the author has taken me back to my days at school, watching the "new kid" get picked on. I was usually the one who became their first friend, being somewhat of an outcast myself. We all want to belong, fit in and have friends. I would ask that you read this story, and think of those you have known over the years that were the new kid, and how they were treated, not only by others, but by yourself. Great read!
  • Sabrina's Surprise Visitor on Aug. 27, 2014

    Great story. Makes you think about your own life, and how thankful I am to have the wonderful wife I do. I think this story will relate to anyone who has ever had a relationship for any length of time. One line I love in the book is, “We can go outside our home to have a break, or, we can have it here. We can have picnics in the living room, buffet breakfasts in the kitchen…whatever our heart desires.” Yes, take the time for one another, laugh, love, and have a picnic in the living room. I’m going to set one up soon :)
  • Mark's Passionate Heart on Sep. 15, 2014

    A very good story! Marcia is one of those authors you look forward to reading her next work. In the story, there is a question of whether it may be time for someone to get romantically involved again, after, say, a divorce or death of a spouse. When is the time right to try again? You may feel guilty, or unsure of yourself or afraid of being hurt again. Marcia has a great line in the story dealing with the question of when the time is right, “…you may think it’s not time, but you can’t put a cap on happiness. When that boat arrives, you have to hop on board and enjoy the cruise…” She’s right. You have to take another chance. Yes you may be hurt again, but, you may also discover the love of your life. I was afraid to try again, but I “hopped on board” and have enjoyed the cruise for over fifteen years, with the woman of my dreams. Someone who is so far above my class I never even thought she noticed me. So, take the chance. You never know what adventures you will encounter on your cruise. Great story.
  • The Problem of the Straton Murder on Sep. 15, 2014

    Mr. Redoix has done a great job with this short story. If you have not read his work yet, please do. Mr. Redoix, you say this is your first attempt at a short story and that you are an new author. You say you’re not sure as to how successful you are. I’d like to say, I think this story is very successful, and, that I’d love to see a lot more from you. You say it’s hard for a new author to get noticed. Well, it is, but, from what other authors have told me, “just keep writing, and perhaps someday, someone will read your work and spread the news.” There were a couple of passages in your story which I really liked: “Sometimes, my dear, the lives of others are inexplicably tied together. And sometimes, due to the strange nature of one of the individuals on that crossroads shows just how bizarre of a world we really live in.” I had to laugh, because my wife and I are always saying what a bizarre world we live in :) The other passage is: “…complete objectivity is necessary in reaching the truth. If you want the full, uncompromised version of it, you must treat every element of the crime - including the people - as puzzle pieces.” I love that, and believe that to be true, and, do not think our justice system looks hard enough at solving the entire puzzle, but rather only enough to falsely convince themselves they have solved the puzzle with far too little truth. Please keep writing, and let no one tell you that you are not good enough. It’s hard to become noticed, but… it will happen. Great work! Glenn.
  • The Rules of the Game on Sep. 15, 2014

    An interesting mystery. Would make a great longer story. Nicely done. Look forward to more stories, perhaps a full length novel :) Thanks for the story, Glenn.
  • Jeremiah and Georgina's Christmas on Nov. 18, 2014

    Once again Marcia has written a wonderful story with a happy ending. I won’t give the story away, but please read it, I think you’ll love it.