Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at JeffAltabef
Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. "Fourteenth Colony," a political thriller from Tate Publishing, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing will be publishing his second novel, "Shatter Point," a psychological thriller.
Follow me on Twitter at ili_piskale
Ili Piskale was born in 1985, in Istanbul. He still lives in Turkey as a Bosniak and studies political philosophy, the philosophy of literature and the philosophy of cinema in academia. He has three more novels which wait for publishing.
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T C Southwell
T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.
T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.
Doorway to Destiny (A Thirteen-Book Fantasy and Science Fiction Adventure Box Set)
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Paul Vreeland's work has appeared in Grain Magazine, CV2, The Toronto Quarterly, and All Rights Reserved. Over the years he has been a recipient of several Island Literary Awards, and he has contributed poetry, prose, and photography to the last three anthologies published by TWiG (The Writers in Group). The Caribbean Writer published his short story, "Smoked Herring and the Talking Dog" in English and French. Two of his chapbooks, Hydrostone Quartet (2005), and Mother-in-Law Suite (2011) have been published and are available for Kindle ereaders through Amazon.com. Torn between interests in writing and photography (twice a "Best-in-Show" winner in the PEI Annual Photo Club Show, he maintains a blog at artsconfl ... read more
Sad Songs from Hush River
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Shanna Lauffey is a native Californian currently living in Europe. She spends her time between homes in Sweden, France and the UK. She writes Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance in her spare time between attending university and travelling.
Her first novel, She-Wȕlf, was released 1st January 2012. A Science Fiction series involving time travel is in progress.
Follow me on Twitter at timwheatbooks
Tim Wheat is a children’s author, novelist, and musician. He has penned a number of children’s books including: The Wallery Woos, Fifty-Five Furlongs and Under the Sea, Deep Down in the Bog, and Mommy/Daddy Would you still love me if?, while his first novel, Rex Chase, continues to garner critical acclaim. Wheat’s weekly blog covers a wide range of subject matter and has seen its readership reach into the thousands. His musical career spans three bands and four full length albums with live performances in support of national acts including Zakk Wylde and Lamb of God. When not writing or creating music Tim enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He is a married father of two energetic young boy ... read more
The Sentinel: A Rex Chase Novel
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When I was a child at just 5 years of age my mother and father divorced who were quite young themselves, I don’t remember the ordeal but I do remember not long after mum remarrying to a man who was violent towards her on a regular basis. Not long after they too were divorced and after he set a bon fire and burnt everything including pretty much all my baby and child photos (I have only half a dozen now) we moved to a woman’s refuge to go into hiding. I was now the man of the house at just 8 and the eldest of 4.
Around that time is a bit of a blur for me I’m guessing for obvious reasons but after a bunch of physical ordeals and dramas we moved to a suburb called Lockridge, Which at the time was the roughe ... read more
10 Steps to Creating your Dream Lifestyle
Follow me on Twitter at KristinaCook
Kristina Cook is the author of more than a dozen books for adults and teens, ranging from historical and NASCAR romance to paranormal and contemporary young adult fiction (also writing as Kristi Astor and Kristi Cook). Since the publication of her first novel in 2004, her books (with Kensington/Zebra Books, Harlequin Books, and Simon & Schuster) have hit national bestseller lists, landed on bookseller association lists, and won awards, including the National Reader's Choice Award.
When she’s not writing a book or reading a book, she’s probably online somewhere, talking about a book. Kristina lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters, but in the summer months escapes with them to sunny Mi ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at booksbnimble
I first knew I wanted to be a writer at seven, knew it was mysteries I'd write at 12, was desperate to win the Edgar at 13, but became a journalist to...well...keep from starving till I had the courage to actually try it. I had a great time and learned more than ten colleges could have taught as a reporter for first the New Orleans Times-Picayune and later the San Francisco Chronicle. Finally, I wrote six or seven mysteries (I've lost count!) over a period of eight years, to absolutely no avail, and was about to give up when I made my first sale. DEATH TURNS A TRICK was my first published book, and the Rebecca Schwartz series was born. I later added a second San Francisco series, plus two in New Orleans, and gu ... read more
Other People's Skeletons
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Judy McDonough is a southern author of the Paranormal Romance series titled The Bayou Secrets Saga. An Arkansas native, the U.S. Navy took her to New Orleans where she met her husband, Mike. In twelve years, they’ve lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and now reside in Texas with their three young boys.
Fascinated with the supernatural and haunting elements of the South, her writing style will always include some facet of the extraordinary whether through her characters, their settings, or the situations in which they find themselves.
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Our local agents work hard to stay current in today’s ever-changing health care arena, and are available to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act. From individual health insurance to group health plans, we can help you find the best health i ... read more
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Follow me on Twitter at CockneyWriter
It was almost ten years ago when my alcoholism was beginning to near its worst that a friend said I needed to write a novel about what was happening to me, as it was unique amongst the small circle of foreigners we lived amongst. He was a colleague of mine who lived next door teaching also in China, and after every momentous (and disastrous) weekend I would have a story to tell him, which he said should be fashioned into the chronicles of Richard's crazy weekends. A year later I did begin to write, going back to the start of my time in China, and dealing primarily with my affliction, alcoholism. So, the account was begun when my drinking was at its worst, and contains a completely honest and living version of m ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at iplantwatergrow
Ian Gold is a former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker, turned author. After walking away from an eight year career in the National Football League (NFL) in 2008, and becoming a born again Christian, today Gold is passionate about sharing the love of God.
Plant Water Grow
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Charlotte Merritt is a Creative Writing student at Full Sail University. Before deciding on a writing career she was a soldier and a personal trainer. Her writing career began as a contestant in the Whitewater Creative Writing Festival. She has gone on to complete a feature length screenplay for the Universal Pictures' Emerging Writers Fellowship and participated in the 2013 November National Writing Month, challenging her to write 30,000 words in 30 days.
Blades of Grass
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After 25 years of secrecy Sandra Bettencourt, the author of Poetic Indulgence: Where Poetry Meets Real Life, Fourth time published author by the National Poetry institute of Canada as well as publications in Eber Wein Publishing for 2013,2014 and The World Poetry Movement of Canada, breaks her silence. In a very rare occasion Sandra Bettencourt deviated from writing poetry to write this novel/memoir. “I’m not hiding behind a veil anymore. I did all these life altering actions and am confidant enough to tell them.I won’t hide from the truth anymore. Think what you will…but do you have the guts to tell the truth?” Sandra Bettencourt was raised in Ontario Canada by Portuguese immigrants, completed her ... read more
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Christy Rutherford is the President of Success 4 What’s Next, a veteran owned company that is dedicated to helping mid-level to senior veterans realize the unspoken and unknown challenges in the transitioning out of the military. She is also the President of Stress Busters Club, which is dedicated to the mental and physical wellness of executives, military members and first responders. An author, she recently published “Rules of Engagement for the Civilian Job Market.”
Christy Rutherford served over 16 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer. Her tours expanded from: drug interdictions on the high seas, emergency response/dispatch to hundreds of major/minor maritime accidents, enforcing federal laws ... read more
Rules of Engagement For The Civilian Job Market - Get the Job You Deserve!
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Josh is a creator. He takes words and makes something out of them no one else can. In his world there is no end to learning, to wonder, to the capacity to achieve greatness. When he sets his mind to a task it becomes more, it becomes his quest. In place of sword and shield he wields pen and paper, able to smite foes with a single utterance and rally his troops with nothing but his words. Actions? Who needs them? This man battles with books and wrangles words with the best of them.
Cell Block Tango
Follow me on Twitter at @pippajaygreen
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.
Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, bloggi ... read more
Restless In Peaceville
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Gabriella van Rij
Gabriella van Rij is the author of With All My Might, a memoir of her experiences, and I Can Find My Might, an empowering children's book that teaches self-acceptance.
A kindness activist and speaker, with guest appearances on shows like Dr. Phil and other news channels, Gabriella works to spread the message that we are all unique and each of us has something to offer others. She is the leading voice of the Kindness movement.
Gabriella has a grown daughter. When Gabriella has time off she meditates, reads, and plays with her tiny Maltese dog, Bella.
I Can Find My Might
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Dr. P. V. Vaidyanathan
Am a Pediatrician, practicing in Mumbai, for the last 25 years. I have authored six books, three on parenting and three on spirituality. The parenting books are titled MAKE YOUR CHILD STRESS FREE, MANAGING THE UNMANAGEABLE CHILD, and DOCTOR, WHY IS MY BABY CRYING? The spiritual books are titled SPIRITUALITY BYTES, ARISE AWAKE and UNDERSTANDING. My deep interests are in the field of metaphysics and healing. It is my ambition to write a total of 100 books
Follow me on Twitter at jonlang108
I was raised deep in the Midwest, where the land is sold in acres and the horses, cows and chickens outnumber people. I fled as soon as I could by going to UC-Berkeley, and ended up graduating with a degree in Japanese with a few years of molecular cell biology on the side. Fleeing even further, my travels took me to Tokyo, where I discovered the best sushi and the worst weather. The wind has now blown me to Seattle, where I can be found running down Pike St. yelling, “Go Seahawks!” at the top of my lungs, in turn scaring small animals and children.
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Michael Scheffel lives near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He travels the United States extensively. Storm On The Horizon is his first novel.
Follow me on Twitter at CardenoC
Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/parkerauthor
Theresa Parker was born in Fresno California. She still lives in the Central San Joaquin Valley with her husband and sons.
Theresa is an avid reader and whenever she finished reading a book, she would imagine new characters and insert them into the existing story. She loves anything crafty and going to the local Indian Casinos with her husband.
Her greatest passion is writing, however, you can usually tempt her to stop for brief periods by showing her cute animal photos and shiny crystals and gemstones.
Follow me on Twitter at Dedicaces
Né à Marseille, Dimitri Chiabaut a commencé à écrire des histoires dès le plus jeune âge pour le plaisir. Ce n'est qu'à dix-neuf ans qu'il prend réellement conscience de son envie de faire partager ses histoires, que ce soit à l'écrit ou à l'écran, ce qui le pousse à faire une école de cinéma où il s'oriente vers le scénario et la réalisation. Même si son projet cinématographique n'a jamais pu se concrétiser, il continue d'écrire pour "faire vivre ses histoires".
Follow me on Twitter at KJBryen
I have been writing stories ever since I first learned to write. My first book I ever wrote was "The Rainbow Heart" at the age of four, and it was more pictures than it was words. But ever since then, I have been hooked.
Through elementary up until high school, I read up to a book a day. My loves have always been supernatural, horror, and fantasy, but I would occasionally fall in love with a well-written drama. I wasn't always sure that I wanted to be a writer, though.
When I began attending college, I double-majored in English and History. Likely to your surprise, and definitely to mine, I didn't enjoy enjoy English. Although I loved the reading and writing, I found my interpretations of literature to be ve ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ARBraun
A. R. Braun
A. R. BRAUN is the author of the short-story collections Insanity and Horrorbook: Twenty-two Tales of Terror. He has ten short-story publications. His tales have appeared in the D.O.A. anthology; Downstate Story 'zine; the Vermin anthology; the Heavy Metal Horror anthology; and the Bonded by Blood 2: a Romance in Red anthology. A. R. won Story of the Month in SNM Horror Magazine. The Horror Writer's Association is glad to call him a member. He completed Bram Stoker Award nominee Jeremy Shipp's Writer Boot Camp. A. R. blogs on his website at http://arbraun.com.
Follow me on Twitter at kirstennimwey
Kirsten Nimwey is an artist, illustrator, and a novelist. She was born in Manila, Philippines on March 23, 1990 to both Filipino parents. She graduated in college under Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and is currently working as an artist, specializing in cartoon illustration industry. Her first novel series, "The Explorers" was published on November 2013 in Filipino Edition.
The Explorers Volume 3
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I’m an author who likes to write urban, supernatural and romance literature. I write YA fiction and there will always be romance mixed in because i'm a hopeless romantic. I hope not too cheesy for your taste. I was born in Toronto, Ontario and currently live in London, Ontario. I’m a stay-at-home mother, who loves parenthood first and foremost, then anything to do with Vampyres, supernatural stuff, mythology and folklore.
I have a crazy imagination. It’s wild and uncontrollable and I think that’s why I partly got semi-average marks in high school, when I should have been listening to a leture or doing homework.
Inspirational quotes keeps me positive. Music helps me to get away when I need too! Altho ... read more
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I'VE BEEN RAISING A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER NAMED JADE. WE SOME HOW ENDED UP GETTING INVOLVED IN A GALACTIC JOURNEY, WHICH I WOULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED. IT'S THE YEAR 2039, WHEN I REALIZED ALL EARTHLINGS WERE JUST A MINUSCULE PART OF SOMETHING MUCH LARGER. SOON JADE FINDS COMFORT IN AN ANDROID NAMED ADAM, AND LATER ENCOUNTERS AN ALIEN RACE WHO UNWILLING LEARNS THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR OWN ANCESTRAL HERITAGE. BEFORE LONG I BECOME INFATUATED WITH A WOMAN, WHO IS LITERALLY FROM OUT OF THIS WORLD, AND FIND MYSELF CONFUSED WITH THIS NEWFOUND LOVE. I REALIZE THAT I NEED TO MAKE A DECISION: DO I PURSUE THESE FEELINGS OR BURY THEM DEEP INSIDE? AS BOTH JADE AND I MOVE INTO OUR SEPARATE JOURNEYS, IN HOPES TO SOMEDAY FIGUR ... read more
The Infinite Evolution - Conversion
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Grace Harper is a British author who loves to write about strong women and the friends and lovers who make them stronger. She adores writing steamy scenes of first encounters and there is always a little twist along the way.
When Grace is not writing, she can be found mooching about in stationery stores, dreaming up tattoo designs or teasing her friends until everyone is in fits of giggles. Grace might have a Maltesers addiction but is not ready to stand up and own that just yet.
If you want to get in touch, please do, Grace is pretty laid back and friendly.
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Riley Rhea is your typical country girl, born and raised in the Bluegrass. In the last 30 something years, she has successfully brought into this world 3 children, which may or not be claimed by her, depending on their behavior.
Riley enjoys reading, spending time on the farm and quiet afternoons when those who call her mom leave the house. Riley also loves country music and drools over Luke Bryan. Riley’s biggest fears are crickets and banks.
Not just an avid reader, Riley is an active blogger and reviews many books during the span of a week when she isn’t writing about her loveable and sexy country boys.
She’s always had a background in writing, her mother being an author, and one day, out of the blue, ... read more
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Nonprofit FunderLand Co-Founder, Chief Content Editor and Contributor
Ron has been fundraising since he was in grade school and sold his first roll of wrapping paper in hopes of winning a prize.
Since then he has raised money as a volunteer, employee, contractor and consultant for dozens of nonprofits of all different flavors.
He has also served on the board of directors for many nonprofits and is currently on the board of his local Chamber of Commerce.
Ron pioneered the use of Money Murals tm as a fundraising tool. Ron also does fundraising consulting and training. Call him at 509-435-6349 for more information.
When he’s not working he is with his family, doing chores, playing foosball and basketball or coo ... read more
Everyone At A Nonprofit Is A Fundraiser – Whether They Know It Or Not; Fundraising The Nonprofit FunderLand Way
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Dr. Toni LaMotta is a keynote speaker, best-selling author of “What You REALLY Want, Wants You”, and “Embracing the Aging Process”. She is a spiritual teacher supporting people in growing spiritually through the process of aging consciously. She also helps coaches & speakers create, publish and market their books.
Dr. Toni is also an expert in supporting people and organizations in reinventing themselves in midlife and beyond. Her experience? - from Catholic nun, to computer programmer and dinner theater actress, to professional speaker, entrepreneur, and ordained New Thought Minister.
What You REALLY Want, Wants You
Follow me on Twitter at TomDavidson99
Thomas Davidson is the author of three quirky thrillers, FLOATERS, THE MUSEUM OF SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCES and PAST IS PRESENT, and a collection of humor, BOTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDUNCE KID. His nonfiction has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, and is excerpted in the national bestseller "Missing Beauty" by Teresa Carpenter. His short fiction has appeared in Mudrock: Stories and Tales, The American Drivel Review, A Twist of Noir, All Things Crime, and Powder Burn Flash. His humor column appeared at The Electronic Drivel Review, ADR's online supplement. His story, EXIT, won the San Francisco 2013 Litquake Booktrack Halloween Short Story Competition.
Tom lives and writes in...well...body in Boston, heart in Detroit, head ... read more
The Art of Phone Ju-Jitsu
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Sri Sathya Sai Students and Staff Welfare Society
Sri Sathya Sai Hostel at Prasanthi Nilayam was inaugurated by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Revered Founder Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed to be University) on the auspicious Christmas Day - December 25, 1980. Students pursuing the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Research Programmes at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of the Institute stay in this Hostel along with the residential Hostel Faculty Members.
Described as, ‘A home away from home, where each lives for the other and all live for God’, Sri Sathya Sai Hostel is an integral and vital component of the Sri Sathya Sai System of Values-based Integral Education modelled on the ancient Indian Gurukula System of Education wh ... read more
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Laura E James
Laura is married and has two children. She lives in Dorset, but spent her formative years in Watford, a brief train ride away from the bright lights of London. Here she indulged her love of live music, and, following a spectacular Stevie Nicks gig, decided to take up singing, a passion that scored her second place in a national competition.
Laura is a graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, a member of her local writing group, Off The Cuff, and an editor of the popular Romaniacs blog.
Laura was runner-up twice in the Choc Lit Short Story competitions. Her story Bitter Sweet is to be released in the forthcoming Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Anthology to be published i ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at RhodaBaxter
Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romantic comedies. As her father’s engineering skills were in international demand, Rhoda’s childhood was split between the UK, the Pacific island of Yap, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Rhoda studied at the University of Oxford and holds a DPhil in microbiology.
When chosing a pen name, she got nostalgic about the bacteria she used to study, (Rhodobacter species) and named herself Rhoda Baxter after them. Now her day job involves protecting and commercialising Intellectual Property generated by University research. This allows her to stay in touch with cutting edge scientific research without having to spend long hours in the lab.
Rhoda is married and has 2 children. They live toget ... read more
Doctor January (Choc Lit)