Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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I went a bit mad one day and walked out of my office, bought a t-shirt and chinos as I walked to the bus stop and shed my work clothes as I made my way to the airport, where I got on a flight to Thailand using a rather dodgy plane ticket.
That's when I started to write and my first collection of short stories was influenced by the dark place my mind was in.
If you want to know more feel free to get in touch.
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Renowned as the world’s greatest xylophonist, Ian Finkel was born in Brooklyn, New York. An incessant performing musician and composer, Ian is also an acclaimed and diverse writer, having penned many film and stage productions, novels and books of short stories.Set in 1956 in the meat packing district of New York City – Three is the Charm is his latest, most-provocative, explicit and at the same time lovingest novel.
Practicing five hours a day and writing for another six, Ian’s daily routine is never too full to take the time and tell you about his greatest passion: cigars.
Other books by Ian Finkel:
You’re not supposed to be here - 2010
Hilarious travel stories by the world’s greatest xylophon ... read more
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"My political, murder novel , "The Swamps of Jersey" will be released Nov. 1 by Izmadi Publishing. It's the story of lonely police detective Frank Nagler who has to sort through the death of a woman found headless and handless in a swamp in Ironton, N.J., the possibility that someone has been stealing money from the city for years, a hurricane that flooded the city and a warehouse fire that killed three people. One question the story asks: What do you do when the murder case you are investigating breaks your heart?
Works in progress are the second of three Nagler stories, "The Game Called Dead," and a story so far called "Three Rivers," about the life and times of Smitty, a character in my short story avai ... read more
The Summer of the Homerun
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R.M. Kelly is a writer, filmmaker (fairfilmsllc.com) and photographer for I Citizen Magazine.
You can find Kelly's E-Books, Ashwell Place and Shorter Than the Wick, at Amazon.
The Last Morning as Miss Anne
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Katherine Lippa is the author of several short stories, scripts and essays. Hiding in Water is her first full-length book. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where her focus was on Writing as well as Science, Technology & Society (a field of study that grew out of the Cold War and the need to understand the cyclical effect of science and technology on society). In addition to her work as a writer, she is an accomplished public speaker. Her website is www.lippalogic.com.
Hiding in Water: A Memoir Based Mostly in Reality
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Paula Cappa is a published short story author and novelist. Her short fiction has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Twilight Times Ezine, and in anthologies Human Writes Literary Journal, and Mystery Time. Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural launched in October 2012. The Dazzling Darkness won the Gothic Readers Book Club Choice Award for outstanding fiction and Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal for supernatural fiction. She writes a weekly fiction blog about classic short stories, Reading Fiction,Tales of Terror, on her Web site http://paulacappa.wordpress.com/
The Haunting of Jezebeth
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Nearly every writer struggles to put together information about themselves, perhaps because we’re so used to detailing the lives and ways of others. For the most part I am a writer, editor, photographer, and all-around artist living in the wilds north of Toronto, Ontario. I thrive on the juxtaposition of beauty and grit, enjoy urban crawls, indie everything, and time well-spent in the woods.
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Sally believes that all around us there are stories to be told. After working for many years in public relations she finally put pen to paper and has written two novels and a non-fiction book.
'I'm passionate about my writing. My first two books were novels and then I ventured into writing a non-fiction book about drug rehabilitation. There is so much pain out there and it is not necessary.'
Her studies included an Honors in Political Science, a Masters in Communication Management and a Creative Writing Course.
Sally lives in South Africa and alternates between their house near Blouberg in Cape Town and their cottage on the banks of the Magalies River in North West Province.
A Heart Full of Anger
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Lars Hindsley has a true writers life. Having experienced working on a cruise line, semi-professional football, performed in a band, bred Bengal cats, operated a small company for over 10 years, marriage, divorce, children, and many hobbies from coaching little league to playing paintball and inline skating with various out-door street skating clubs.
His next great achievement is the publication of his novel, Aeroplane City, a complex epic - it is a true romance set against corporate espionage in the stunning setting of Aeroplane City, a destination people perceive as inspiring as the moon, they know it's there buy may never visit.
Lars is a full time father of two sons. Raised in the East, he is a self ... read more
One More Day
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I grew up in Hallsboro,N.C. I was an outstanding athlete throughout grammar school; I was even offered a baseball scholarship to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. But I did what many people do- made a hell of a lot of bad choices.
Instead of focusing on academia, I sold drugs. My dad and Uncles sold drugs from the time I was a small boy, but I don’t blame them or what they did for me hustling; I know that it was my own decision to make the wrong decisions. The millions I made wasn’t worth the 10 years I spent in the federal penitentiary. It wasn’t worth seeing my children as babies when I went in, and seeing them as teenagers when I got out. It wasn’t worth not having a single visitor the l ... read more
The Class President's Son
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The author, Aggrey C. Sambay, was born and raised in a small town called Bomet, Kenya, on December 27th, 1986. He was a poet contributing for The Standard newspaper in Kenya and a published poet in an exclusive African Heritage book, Anthology of African Poetry, edited by Steve Abara, in which a multitude of his poems have been published. He moved to Canada in 2008 to further his studies and is currently pursuing specialized Honors in Astrophysics at York University, Toronto, Canada. He speaks three languages: English, Swahili and Kipsigis, the languages spoken in parts of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Congo.
In addition to his burgeoning writing career, he is also a renowned member of York University’s Mars Ro ... read more
Tales Told by the Son of Kenya
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Susan Sherbert's purpose in life is to help people smile. She is author of "Grown-ups Don't Skip - a guide to rediscovering the FUN of youth." She has written a humor column every month for over twelve years and each issue included original corny jokes. One of her favorites.... What's the fastest way to become a vegetarian? Quit cold Turkey.
She sold over 4,000 copies of a book about short sheeting a bed. A national bedding chain used it as a free gift with purchase. Susan has written over 50 original corny joke books, five humor books, and has been the humor columnist for several magazines.
Her humor and writing style is unique and makes you think. It is witty and intelligent in a very simple way. She write ... read more
Business Corny Jokes - Crop One
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M.T. Miles lives downunder, loves family, friends, good wine, great books and cats.
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J. J. Wilder
J. J. Wilder was born and raised in Wisconsin and still currently lives there. He makes his living doing content editing for a further education college and writes his heart out at night. Much like many other authors, he takes whatever time there is spare in the day to write. While he has not won any major awards or certificates as of yet, he continues looking forward to the future when such a time comes.
He started writing at a young age, though he didn't know it at the time, just thinking it was an over active imagination. When he read 'Jurassic Park', he set out to write the sequel and still hangs on to those first six pages of single-spaced writing done on an old typewriter.
In high school and college his p ... read more
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Michael D. Smith was raised in the Northeast and the Chicago area, then moved to Texas to attend Rice University, where he began developing as a writer and visual artist. In addition to exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, he has completed fifteen novels. He placed his novella The First Twenty Steps on both Barnes and Noble’s Nook Press and on amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing in order to offer some sample work and to experiment with e-publishing processes, then broadened the experiment with a Smashwords edition of the novella. His Jack Commer science fiction series is published by Double Dragon Publishing; Book One, The Martian Marauders, appeared in January 2012, with Book Two, Jack Commer, ... read more
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Melody J. Laughlin
Melody Laughlin is the author of the two part series "Not a Victim...But a Survivor". The series is comprised, of I Love You Baby Girl, and I Learned to Love Myself. Both stories focus on a girl named Sarah and her struggles as a child abuse victim, and how she broke free of those chains of child abuse in her young adulthood. Desire is currently working on a period romance, entitled The Summer of 1865, which is scheduled for release in August 2013.
Originally from a small upstate New York town called Watertown, NY, Melody now calls San Diego her home, where she lives with her husband Richard, her son Antony and their dog Courage.
Melody strongly believes that everything in our lives molds us into the people ... read more
I Love You Baby Girl... A heartbreaking true story of child abuse and neglect.
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Kevin is a entrepreneur, filmmaker, journalist, inspirational teen life/social coach and most recently, he added author to his resume with the release of his book entitled, “If All Men Are Dogs, Then Women You Hold the Leash”. If All Men Are Dogs is an inspiring work designed to empower women by encouraging them to take control of their relationships.
Kevin has dedicated his life to his passion. In his words “It’s my desire to help women recognize the power that they have, and the ability of that power to not only impact their lives but also the lives of those around them, men notwithstanding”. He is also committed to being a mentor/coach to teens and young adults. Having grown up in the Inner City ... read more
Date Responsibly: Choosing Better Men
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George W Parker
George W. Parker has published an intertextual cycle of American genre novels: Death; Juxtaposed, The Letters, The Krew, Conversations at Night, and Vanishing Trick. Additionally he has authored The Boy in the Box the second in the series of Marvin Davis detective novels. He lives in far west Texas where he is currently working on Twin Killing, a novel following the life and deeds of serial killer Robert David Smalley which you can find serialized at http://www.scribd.com/georgewparkertalking
Please visit www.georgewparker.com for more information or follow him on Twitter @GWParkerTalking and at http://www.facebook.com/georgewparkertalking.
The Boy In The Box
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Leon Freeman was born in South Manchester in 1982. After growing up around criminality in his formative years he eventually became immersed in Manchester's criminal underworld as a young adult. Now several years after turning his life around he has decided to put pen to paper and give readers an authentic taste of the life he was once part of. His aim is to write stories that reflect some of the violence and crimes he has both been a part of and witnessed over the past thirty years.
Quote from the author: "Every character i create in my books are real people that i'm either friends with or have met in my time on the streets. Obviously i change their names and the actual stories i write are mostly fabricated bu ... read more
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WILLIAM A. WELTON is a philosopher by training (Ph.D. in Philosophy, Duquesne University 1993). Between1997-2012, he taught philosophy full-time at the university level. He is the editor of Plato’s Forms: Varieties of Interpretation, the author of a number of scholarly articles on Plato, and the co-author (with Gary Alan Scott) of Erotic Wisdom: Philosophy and Intermediacy in Plato’s Symposium. The Quest for the Pure Child is his first novel.
The Quest for the Pure Child
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I'm a native Arizonan and while growing up, I would often write down notes about stories germinating in my head.
I was always interested in the fantasy genre, having been introduced to Anne McCaffrey's Riders of Pern book series (may she rest in peace) in elementary school. I devoured Piers Anthony, Raymond E. Feist, and later, Lord of the Rings.
In trying my hand at mysteries, I've found they are fickle things, like a knot in yarn. Instead of cutting it, try to work it out and once unraveled, have a straight line of yarn again.
I will some more books coming soon, so please enjoy the ones I have out now.
Reviews from readers:
The Fallen Angel
Review by: Gerty So on Jan. 20, 2013 :
Wow, what a story.... I ... read more
The Fallen Angel: Repentance
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Cindy grew up in New Jersey and attended college at the University of Southern California before earning her BA in English and French, and MBA from the University of Delaware.
JUST ADD MAGIC is her debut novel which came out in 2010 from Simon & Schuster’s Aladdin M!x who is also publishing Cindy’s novels LOST IN LONDON (2013), and LUCKY ME (2014).
In 2012 Cindy launched Your Words in PaperTM, an online beginner’s writing program to share her learnings about writing and publishing with people who have an idea for a book and don’t know how to start.
She recently exited corporate America after nearly twenty years, and is now fully entrenched in business consulting, writing, and family. She is very in ... read more
Just Add A Famous TV Chef
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Lily Hathaway grew up in Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights movement. As an adult she has lived mostly in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as smaller towns in the Southeast. Recently she has returned to her native Birmingham and has been fortunate to be able to pursue her writing career, among other things. Find out more by visiting her at http://lilyhathaway.com.
The Magic Trunk
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Sophronia Belle Lyon
Sophronia Belle Lyon grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, reading HG Welles, Jules Verne and other classics. She dressed up and acted out scenes with friends much like Louisa May Alcott's beloved "Little Women," and got to be a cauldron spirit in Macbeth in fourth grade. She traveled to Italy by way of Iceland and Luxembourg. She's taken apart her share of clocks to study the gearworks and feels well-prepared to enter the Steampunk genre. Hundreds of cat friends informed her about Bagheera's attitudes and manners. Oliver Twist's oblivious, eccentric habits came from the Science-absorbed men in her life, and her love for weapons translated into the well-armed members of the Alexander Legacy Com ... read more
Black Crow's Blessing
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I've been writing for over 20 years. My first successful writing assignment was for the college newspaper of the County College of Morris, in Randolph, New Jersey, where I studied Journalism.
In 2001, Virgin Books published my first novel, Wolf At The Door, for their Black Lace Series. Writing as Savannah Smythe, I have published five books in that genre, before collaborating with Abi Titmuss on her 10 Fantasies book in 2005. Now I am writing more short stories as Savannah, details of which can be found on savannahsmythe.com.
The Cloud Seeker is my first mainstream novel, and draws upon my background as a Chiltern woman and my affection for the US, where I lived for two years. Cat Cartwright is the feral w ... read more
Closer Than Blood Part 1 - Deal Breaker
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S. M. Randle
S. M. Randle knew as a young child writing music and poetry that she wanted to write a book someday. She has always been a mystery and horror buff, so in 2010, she decided to follow her dream to write a book - Night of the Shadows: The Beginning. This is her first book and the first one in the three part Horror Series.
She is currently working on the second book in the Horror Series, which will be out in 2014.
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Marck A. Romero
I am an artist, musician, historian, and father of three children . I am also an ex-addict/alcoholic. This life has gone from being a living hell to becoming a precious gift that I wouldn't trade for anything. I have kept many journals that span as far back as 20 years. Within the pages of those notebooks, there is sometimes dark turmoil which can be quite vulgar and cryptic, but there are also groundbreaking revelations and answers revealed, which are presented in "Memoirs of a Modern Madman". I am currently working on an array of short stories dealing w/ the macabre, the supernatural, and New Mexican Folklore.
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I am a writer of Novellas. E-book readers are looking for well-told fast-paced short stories. I strive to give my e-books distinctive settings, memorable characters, and captivating plots.
I am a science teacher / baseball coach and computer geek. My wife Karen and I have lived and traveled all over this great nation and even a few foreign countries. We currently live in Brighton, IL.
Jake's Preacher Gig
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I'm originally from a small town in the southern part of Missouri, better known as the Ozarks. Currently, I call the fabulous Las Vegas my home. Sometimes I'll write a story and am not sure what to do with it, so I'll put it on here. Enjoy.
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I have lived near Oslo in Norway since 1982 with my Norwegian wife. We have three children, two twins - a boy and a girl - and an older daughter.
My wife and I relax in our cottage in the mountains of Telemark county, or in our trawler located in the Hvaler area, near the Swedish border.
In addition to writing, we both are engaged in IT and telecom startups.
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I'm Bob Maxwell, I live in Greenfield Wi, have four kids all grown and have a bunch of grandchildren. Terror Of The Mind is my first attempt at an ebook, I am working on the next edition and hope to have it ready in the very near future.
Terror Of The Mind
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Mary E Hanks
Mary E Hanks enjoys writing stories about the journey "back" to love. A romantic at heart, she believes we all need a second chance sometime. As a young adult, Mary experienced life as a pastor's wife, giving her a good background for ministry-themed stories. She loves Youth Theater! She's been a playwright for 19 productions and has directed 25. She and Jason have been married for 38 years, raised four children, and now live in the country near Blanchard, Idaho. Mary's hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, and tinkering with landscaping.
The Baron's Daughter (A Two-Act Play)
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Richard Diedrichs grew up in California's San Fernando Valley. He edited travel and health magazines in Seattle, ran an editing service in Berkeley, and taught Fourth and Fifth Grades, and Kindergarten, in public elementary schools around the east San Francisco Bay Area. He has published short stories in literary journals and a novel, Neither Coming Nor Going. He lives with his wife on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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After working many years as a police officer, Bryce Evans needed another outlet in her life. Reading Fantasy was her passion but writing was her dream. Giving a once in a lifetime opportunity, Bryce sat down and wrote her first book.
The Trinity:The Ashland Pack was published in January 2013 and the beginning of a new career was born. You can always find some type of law enforcement aspect linked in her books where two of her passions continue to thrive inside of her stories.
Cravings (Alpha City 2)
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A married Nigerian Nigeria resident. Apart from being a proffessional nurse, administering healings to folks medically, I was ultimately called to administer healings and nourishments to the souls of men; and on this backdrop, I am an author of spiritual insights(foods for the soul), and I pass it to men through writing and speaking. Apart from writing books, I also write songs.
God's Extreme Weakness; How Did Moses Discover It?
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Lisa Jey Davis
Lisa Jey Davis – Author | Women’s Health Advocate | Business Woman | Thought Leader
Lisa Jey Davis is an author and the founder and principal of Jey Associates Marketing & PR, in Los Angeles, California. A Women’s health and fitness advocate, Lisa Jey is an award-winning writer, Huffington Post and Livestrong.com contributor and the author of “Ahhhhhh … Haaaaaa Moments with Ms. Cheevious” (a yoga practice in an eBook). Her latest book "Orchids, the New Black – How to Get Over Your Ovaries and Make “The Change of Life” Your BITCH" is due 2014. It is a witty survival guide for women dealing with hormonal issues and their own life changes, or those on the sidelines witnessing it firsthand ... read more
Ahhhhhh ... Haaaaaa Moments With Ms. Cheevious
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Rocky Romance is a licensed private investigator with his office in Hollywood, California. He doesn't advertise but always has a full slate of clients. His secret? He gets results and word gets around. He lives close to the beach in Santa Monica but that's as much as he's going to tell you.
Rocky grew up in the heart of America, Columbus, Ohio, and perhaps that's why his career focuses on matters of the heart. He was a star football player at Bishop Hartley High School - he still swears that the school was named after Ohio State Heisman winner, Chic Hartley - and played college ball at Miami of Ohio when they were still called the Redhawks. He's never forgiven then Buckeye football coach Earle Bruce for not re ... read more
My Soul Mate Is Missing (Rocky Romance: The Love Detective, Book #1, a Novel)
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Kevin Layell Jr lives in Virginia with his wife and three kids. This number doesn't include the other children of the neighborhood that frequent his house more than ants in the Spring. Besides reading and writing, his hobbies include drawing and playing video games with his children.
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Researching American History has always been a pastime which I’ve been greatly interested in. Even though America may have a short history, in comparison to other countries, (I believe) it has the most interesting past, and present.
The natural physical world of nature is also one of my interests. Animals, plants, and landscapes, are subjects that I love to explore. Animal characteristics and their peculiarities, I find most interesting. I have published some eBooks’ on Amazon called “Animal Peculiarity”
Long country walks, including hill walking, are activities which my wife and I been continually doing for many years. I believe this is one of the reasons why we have such a keen interest in nature
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Equality And Justices
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Rachell Nichole is the contemporary erotic romance author of An Affair Across Times Square, Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce, and Queen of Hearts. She currently writes what she likes to call Sizzling Romantic Entanglements. She loves creating memorable characters and putting them through the paces on their discovery for and journey to love. Rachell lives in New York with a mountain of books, a loving family, and an evil cat named Godiva that she adores.
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QuiNina Sinceno born and raised in the Metropolitan area of New Orleans, relocated to Ruston, LA to obtain her B.A. Degree at Louisiana Tech University. She now resides in Monroe, LA where she is the member of a performance arts group in which she assisted in founding named, Mission Driven Movement. Her alias as an artist is Paradigm. As a writer, poet, designer, and mentor, she also makes time to be an actively dedicated volunteer and member at her church, Liberty Christian Center, where she is soon to graduate from their School of Ministry and Bible Institute. Her passion for spreading the gospel of Christ has afforded her the opportunity to travel to Ghana, West Africa for a mission trip. Her greatest desir ... read more
SELAH, Poetry that Speaks