Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Have you ever wanted to live your dream ?
I guess everyone has but the reality is that very few people get there, I am one of the few lucky people that get to live their dreams each day. From extensive travelling to international business experience I have had amazing adventures. My business expertise extends from the good old days of computer software selling “vaporware” to water less car wash experimentation, running a public multi-million dollar investment group and guest lecturing at a MBA business school to name a few. I have been unemployed, a telesales person, self-employed, middle management, business owner, business investor and CEO of publicly listed companies.
Becoming a Great Manager
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Jeff Gardiner is a UK author, living in West Sussex.
'IGBOLAND' is a tale of passion and conflict set in Nigeria, during the Biafran War; published by Crooked Cat Books.
His contemporary novel, 'MYOPIA' explores the effects of bullying. Jerry has to use his imagination if he's to outwit the bullies that make his life such a misery; also published by Crooked Cat Books.
Jeff's book of short-stories, 'A GLIMPSE OF THE NUMINOUS', published by Eibonvale Press, contains horror, slipstream, humour and romance.
He has many stories published in various anthologies, magazines and e-zines.
Jeff also works as an editor and as a part-time teacher.
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Shawn Mintz has over 10 years’ experience in the career and employment services sector. He has developed innovative mentoring solutions that have helped thousands of people to achieve greater success. His latest innovation is MentorCity, which is based on several mentoring best practices. The website effectively matches mentees to mentors and then guides them through the mentoring process.
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I am a consultant who likes to help solopreneurs to get started with creating systematic system for their business so then their business will run smoothly without much action from their side. I also have a penchant for testing out new software and apps that can help my business and shared how I use the software and apps. With this, I hope that other solopreneurs out there will benefit what I had shared in my blog.
Online Store Blueprint: How To Create & Manage An Online Store For Beginner
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Tumbhi is a leading online community for artists such as photographers, writers, poets, short filmmakers, actors, models, singers etc. It helps artists create an online multimedia portfolio, showcase their talent to millions of people worldwide, interact with fellow artists and get expert advice from eminent panel of Tumbhi advisors. It connects artists to patrons and art lovers globally. Tumbhi aims to provide art lovers and art seekers access to unique, hidden talent that only the Internet can allow.
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S. Rodger Bock
S Rodger Bock is the Author of the Edenix Cycle, a series of trilogies that follow life of human colonists on a virgin world cut off from the rest of humanity.
Morgan's Curse, the first trilogy of this cycle, follows the story of Morgan, who has a twisted plan which wreaks havoc on what had been a peaceful, if untamed world. Bock breaks his trilogies into Acts. Act I: Acrimony Arising released September 2013. Act II: Edenix Asunder released January 2014. Act III: Queen's Reign will be available August 2014.
"The Providence of Rudy Nes" is a short story that has been compared to a webisode, following some of the same characters who appear in the novels. "The Pennell Predicament" is a story Bock wrote inspired ... read more
The Edenix Cycle: Queen's Reign
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Phillip W. Simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press.
He received both his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and his Masters (Hons) degree in Archaeology from the University of Auckland.
Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia.
His first young adult novel, Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1), was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best Youth novel in 2012.
When not writing, he works as a school teacher.
Phillip lives and writes in Auc ... read more
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I am passionately devoted to guiding broken-hearted victims of betrayal to true and lasting forgiveness and meaningful reconciliation and overcome negative spiritual and emotional effects, so they can walk in truth and go beyond coping to victorious living.
My path to become a grace-driven, Christian mentor became clear the moment I heard of another woman hiding in shame after her husband’s secret sin of pornography obsession was publicly exposed. At that time, I didn’t know what I could possibly say because I was in the same painful situation, but I knew God would safely deliver me and empower me with a message to help others.
I’m intimately aware of the pain of rejection, isolation, shame, anger, and ... read more
Calm The Chaos Within: A Guide For Christian Wives Whose Husbands Are Hooked On Porn
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Born and raised in London,where day to day life is stranger than my imagination,which means I'll never run out of stories.
A writer of novels and movie treatments
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"I’ve always had that entrepreneurial spirit, even before I added contest strategist, speaker and author to my resume. When I graduated in 2009 with my Master’s degree in hand, I decided to pursue a freelancing career because the idea of working for someone else didn’t entice me – at all. By trade, I am a language psychologist – something I try to put to good use in my many books. During my freelancing years, I learned the ropes of the internet, including everything about hosting, websites, HTML, blogging, monetization and ad-campaigns.
And then something clicked for me; I wanted to do my own thing. In 2012, I began writing a business plan without really knowing where it would take me. I continued to ... read more
How to Self-Publish Your Book: The Ultimate Guide to ISBNs, Print and Worldwide Sales
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Author Dr. Dawn Ewing is a naturopathic physician in Houston, Texas, and Executive Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM).
Let the Tooth Be Known
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Mary, who writes under the name of Valentine Williams, is a poet and novelist presently living in Shropshire.
Born in Aldershot, she escaped to London just in time to catch the tail-end of the Sixties.
She left her first job as a bank clerk before they could sack her, became a teacher in Hackney but gave up eventually on the crowd control aspects, though she liked the kids a lot, moved to Lancashire with her husband and eventually embarked on an alternative career in psychotherapy, working in the NHS and for Relate, and later became a University staff counsellor and trainer, writing in her spare time.
After obtaining an M.A. in Creative Writing at Edge Hill she was commissioned to write two self- ... read more
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Dan Purdue's short stories have been published in the UK, America, Canada and Ireland. He was Highly Commended in the 2012 Seán Ó Faoláin Prize, and has placed or been shortlisted in many others, including Flash 500, the James White Award, and The Guardian’s “Summer Reads” Competition.
Somewhere to Start From
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Robert became a fan of thrillers as a teenager when he discovered Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. These works, and others, inspired him to start writing his own books and a life-long dream was born. He first created his central characters Steve Bennett and Amanda Clark in college, though it would be many years before he hit on the right stories for them.
In his early forties he conceived the Port Mason series, stories set in and featuring a fictional city 'somewhere in America' that he describes as inspired by St. Louis and Portland (Oregon) with a strong dose of Chicago-style politics and corruption to keep things interesting.
His first Port Mason story, "The Inheritance", was originally released in 2013. ... read more
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Husband and father of two girls. I've been doing computer work for 18 years.
I have frequent nightmares that can sometimes be quite vidid. About a year ago I decided to start writing them down and turning them into stories.
My first two books, The 11th Floor (parts one and two) are out now.
My third book, un-yet-titled, is done and awaiting editing and revisions. It should be out in March.
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Ronie P. Holden
Ronie P. Holden is an aspiring indie author. She realized the importance of words early in her life and started putting them together in short stories. Later, she came to the conclusion that not only written words but also spoken words are her passion. She worked as a speaker in a local radio and gained the master degree in psychology. Now, she is doing her best to link her profession with writing novels.
The Way To Cloud Nine
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GK Kingsley does have another existence. She would definitely prefer to spend most of her time as GK, but 'real life' gets in the way. It's a needing-to-eat-and-have-a-roof thing. But that's by the by... When GK's being GK, she writes bits of Post-it poetry and publishes new pieces three times a week on her website (www.gkkingsley.com).
She also appears regularly on BBC Radio Northampton, summarising the week's events and news in a fun and lively poem. Occasional other adhoc appearances boost her spirits too.
When she's not writing Post-it poems, she's busy working on her latest novel - Pitchforks & Pina Coladas. Set within the idiosyncratic workings of a small English village school, Pitchforks & Pina Colad ... read more
Monday Musings - A Year of Post-it Poetry
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Audrey Bell-Kearney is the founder and CEO of Ms. Boss International. The company helps individuals learn how to turn their passion and hobbies into businesses. Although the company helps anyone, there is a special focus on women. Audrey is also a partner in 5Linx which is a telecom, technology and energy company where we help people save money and make money.
Audrey is passionate about entrepreneurship. Audrey started her first real business in 1999. She realized that she was a single mom who wanted to create a nice life for her daughter who was 8 years old at the time. So she had this idea for a plus size fashion doll which was more realistic than the Barbie Doll. She told a friend about the idea and t ... read more
Ms.Boss Business Builder Blueprint
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Awarded the Training to Reign Certificate in 1987
and a Diploma in Theology in 1988
& from Christian International University
Course Completion certificates in Bible Music & Worship and TCR Bible Study Methods.
The years since then have been spent gaining hands on experience of the subject matter of this book; with the ministry being known as Zion Ministries, and this also required flowing in Apostolic function.
Zion Ministries operates essentially as a teaching ministry, whose concern is training Christians in the five-fold ministry mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-16 [see Amplified Bible]
Family Five Fold Joy
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Henning Janse van Vuuren
Hi there, although I am bilingual, Afrikaans is my home language and my passion. Ek doen my bes om verhale te skryf wat boei en hopelik ook stof tot nadenke bied.
I live in sunny South-Africa.
Kruitvat is my debuutroman en as skrywer kon ek ryklik put uit my ervaring as offisier in die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisie, joernalis by Laevelder en as toegelate prokureur. Die boek is propvol eg Suid-Afrikaanse aksie, een of twee etiese kwessies word geopper en 'n gesonde skoot romantiek is boonop bygevoeg. Lees Marius Visser se resensie in Rapport hier: http://www.rapport.co.za/Boeke/Nuus/Sterk-kruit-vat-vlam-op-Kindle-20120823
Ek vertrou jy sal hom geniet.
Vir die jonger leser (of jonk van gees) bied ek Tamatiestraa ... read more
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Korin I. Dushayl
As a FemDom, I.G. Frederick knows first hand the beauty of symbiotic D/s relationships filled with love. As an observer she sees the many ways BDSM turns ugly. She writes about abusive and tragic interactions as Korin I. Dushayl.
I.G. Frederick trades words for cash, specializing in erotic and transgressive fiction and poetry since 2001. Her erotic short stories appeared in Hustler Fantasies, Forum, Foreplay, and Desire Presents, as well as electronic, audio, and print anthologies. Her novels receive high praise from readers, critics, and other authors.
Ms. Frederick, owns the man she adores who although dominant in the rest of his life, demonstrates his love by serving as her submissive.
http://transgress ... read more
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Writer and artist(Angela Gonyea) with an AA degree in humanities and social sciences, AS degree in Nursing, BFA degree in fine art, BA in Buddhist studies. I am currently writing my Shifter series, Shifting Moonlight, Shifting Tides and Shifting Sands. I love writing what I read, which is Sci-fi, Fantasy and paranormal Romance.
Third Generation Artist
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Bahiyah Shabazz is a leader in maximizing your potential and visualizing growth. She's an author, entrepreneur, personal wealth expert and financial blogger. Bahiyah Shabazz also empowers and coaches through 'Fix Your Money' segments.
Bahiyah Shabazz is the CEO & Founder of Shabazz Management Group, LLC an advisory and coaching firm based in Indiana. Shabazz Management provides specialized money management solutions, personal development, innovative leadership, self awareness strategies and financial growth from households to corporations. The Merrillville, IN based advisory management provides these services to individuals and small businesses. Shabazz Management is a Minority and Women Business Enterprise i ... read more
Spending cleanse: Clean up your finances in 5 days
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Amanda J. McGee lives in Southwest Virginia with her partner and as many plants as she can keep alive. Her passions include traveling, languages, reading, gardening, and making desserts.
Child of Brii
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Brenda lives in coastal North Carolina with her hot husband and never-boring family. During the day she is a critical care nurse. When she leaves the hospital, she takes up her laptop and travels to places where her characters find passion, intrigue, and their happily-ever-after. Besides writing romance, she loves photography, traveling, and reading; any well-crafted steamy adventure will do.
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D.S. Williams started writing at the age of five, when life was simpler and her stories really didn't have to make much sense. When you're five, happily ever after always ended the story and how you got there didn't matter so much.
Older and wiser, D.S. Williams has continued to write... and write... and write. With the support and encouragement of her husband and friends, she has finally come to the conclusion that she can't keep hiding from the world forever and should try sharing the numerous novels which have been written over the past 40+ years.
D.S. Williams enjoys writing (obviously), reading (voraciously) and making lists (obsessively). She shares her life with her husband of twenty seven years, the gan ... read more
The Nememiah Chronicles - Knowledge Quickening
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John has traveled to most parts of Australia and New Zealand with his wife Tracey and two daughters Taylor and Jacqui. He backpacked through South East Asia and the USA for a year and also ran a 4WD Tourist operation in Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. In 2005 they all went on a six month tour of Western Europe in a campervan. The rest of the time John works in the IT industry as a Project Manager, having clocked up 15 years at IBM Australia
Camping with the Noonans
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Chyna Sallier, established October 19, 1979. Born and raised in Compton, California. She is the CEO of Queen C's Publishing and the Publisher/Author of her Urban short story "Hood Girlz". As a teenager, Chyna discovered her God gifted talent in writing; it started from her writing her feelings on note pads, which led to writing raps and poems. Now she is Writing and Publishing books. She is creating Real Urban/Erotic Street Novels, Short Stories, and Poems.
She has no intentions on stopping at "Hood Girlz” Her love for Literature has driven her to persevere through life's challenges and meet her goal of writing and Publishing a multitude of artistic expressions.
As a devoted wife, loving mother, autho ... read more
Hood Girlz 1
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D. A. Metrov
LIGHTMASTERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE YA STEAMPUNK-FANTASY WURKS OF D. A. METROV
I attended UCLA film school, then moved to New York City where I worked for ten years as a designer and fine arts painter. During this time, I spent a year painting in Rome, Italy.
Inspired by the early works of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, I wrote a 32 page treatment with drawings for my motion picture, SOLARBABIES. The treatment evolved into a 12-minute, computerized slide presentation. With the help of Mark Johnson [RAIN MAN], we sold the project to Mel Brooks [THE PRODUCERS]. The movie is still in distribution by MGM.
Some of my writing mentors have been Menno Meyjes [THE COLOR PURPLE], Walon Green [THE WILD B ... read more
Conquer Thyself -- Everything I Need To Remember To Maintain Total Well-Being
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Stephanie K. Deal
Stephanie K. Deal was born in Ithaca, NY and has spent her entire life in the Central New York Region. By day she's an electronic claims submission manager for a medical billing software company. By night she's a writer, card maker, home brewer, bellydance novice, Pirate Captain, and a member of the Buffalo Wild Wings' Tuesday Night Trivia team Reverse Torque.
Her first novel "Game of Hearts" shocked the hell out of her co-workers, friends, and family. They'd heard for many, many years that she was a writer but had yet to see any proof to substantiate such a claim. To all of them she'd like to say, "Na na-na na boo boo. I told you-u. Phlebt."
Stephanie is married to all-around-nice-guy Drew. They have three c ... read more
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aois21 publishing is a cloud-based publishing service for authors and readers everywhere, providing the key marketing infrastructure to support self-publishers, the tools and guidance to new authors starting out, and titles that span all genres to entertain every generation of readers.
What This Black Woman Knows by Shiella Bowler
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Michael J Foy
Michael J. Foy was born to Irish immigrants in upstate New York and lived in London for a year on two different occasions as a child. He graduated Northeastern University in 1979 with an engineering degree. In 1993 he changed careers and became a recruiter servicing the publishing industry and founded Publishing Search Solutions in 1997. In essence his literary career has spanned two other careers but has always been his first love.
In 1991 he sold an option for his first science fiction novel, False Gods, as a screenplay to Timothy Bogart the nephew of Peter Guber, Producer of Batman. Michael has since published Future Perfect, The Kennedy Effect and Ghosts of Forgotten Empires, Volume 1.
He was also an ea ... read more
Ghosts of Forgotten Empires, Vol II: A Cord Devlin Adventure
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Joseph Edwards earned his first university diploma in French Language and Civilization from the University of Lyon, France in 1965. He later did graduate studies in both Romance Languages and philosophy at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of Toledo, Ohio and an LLM in international and comparative law from the University of Brussels, Belgium. He grew up in eastern North Carolina and now lives on a farm in middle Tennessee. He practices law and his practice is currently limited to federal criminal defense.
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I started in financial services as an insurance agent in 1975. I sold health insurance to friends and neighbors and referrals. It soon evolved into a more professional financial practice with credentials such as Chartered Life Underwriter, or CLU, and later as a Chartered Financial Consultant or ChFC.
Today, I own Florida Wealth Advisors, LLC, until recently a Florida Registered Investment Adviser firm. Today my focus is helping people grow and preserve their money. I work closely with other financial professionals in North Central Florida. I've been part of the fabric of Gainesville, Florida for over 50 years, having arrived as a freshman at the University of Florida in 1959. I've been involved with countless ... read more
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Maz Marik is a horror author from England. Born in the small town of Threapwood, he grew up in the Midlands and has also lived in the USA, the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, Turkey and Egypt.
He currently lives in the south of England, a setting he has employed for his debut novel End Storm, which was published as an e-book at Amazon and Smashwords on December 1st 2012.
Follow me on Twitter at KeithFenwick11
For as long as he can remember Keith has wanted to be a writer and he has taken a long and sometime torturous path towards being published on Amazon.The advent of Amazon's simple and effective self publishing tools has allowed him to finally realize this dream.
Keith has had had jobs that range from being a shepherd to a courier in Central Auckland, New Zealand. In between he has also found time to ride a dirtbike (slowly now) and play with video cameras.
Sci-fi is Keith's first love, whether it be reading or writing it. While he has a full time job in the transport industry that pays the bills, Keith still finds time to put his imagination to work.
Skid - The First Chronicle
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Shonna is a Canadian born writer and artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. Creativity is where she finds her centre. It constantly challenges, frustrates, and invigorates her. Writing is Shonna's prefered form of expression. Like so many young people, it started with bad emotional poetry. By the age of twelve, she was already writing novel-sized manuscripts. At fourteen, she won her first serious acknowledgement when she entered a short-story competition with people much older and experienced than herself. The letters she received back from both the Calgary Publisher's Society and fellow contestants, were full of praise. Still, a perfectionist at heart, she's always struggled with sharing her writing, always fe ... read more
Deception: A Lost Infernal Prequel