Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at @Zoey_Sweete
Zoey Sweete lives in Killeen Texas with her beautiful daighter and fiance. She also is a full time college studet, working to obtain her bachelor degree in psychology.
Tattooed on My Skin
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Karen Victoria Smith
Karen Victoria Smith grew up with an Irish grandmother who tried to teach her the old ways and watched horror movies with her in the dark. KV lives in New Jersey with her family who patiently allow her to believe that in a 24-hour world the monsters are real.
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"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."
Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality.
Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexua ... read more
Behind the Mask
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Matteo Miller-Nicolato is a guitarist in San Diego who writes Progressive Rock music and teaches guitar. Currently he is collaborating with several other musicians from around the world to develop a compilation CD to be distributed worldwide. He is also recording, along with several other musicians from around the world, his third record (first one to be released) in 2012. Locally, he and singer Sam Brown are producing an EP, to be released in May of 2012. Matteo is also working to develop and release an Instructional DVD (also to be released in 2012 for digital sale). Additionally, Matteo is the promotion manager for a clinic/masterclass tour on the east coast (date TBA).
Matteo first picked up an electric gu ... read more
How to Write a Song
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Cassandra Court is a lifelong book lover who lives with too many cats. She writes supernatural, sci-fi, and fantasy erotic romance, with just a dash of kink.
Follow me on Twitter at MsSetta
Newcomer Cassietta Jefferson writes Inspirational literature that offers a message of hope and love to her readers. Cassietta was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but currently calls San Antonio Texas home. She is married to United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ben Jefferson and together they have raised three children. She is the daughter of Jay and Rosetta Wesley and have seven brothers, two sisters, and a host of in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Cassietta has been writing for 12 years and finds inspiration in the word of God. Her novels are shaped by a combination of life experiences and a vivid imagination.
Currently, Cassietta is working on a series of short stories as well as her second novel schedule ... read more
Be Still & Know, A Novel
Follow me on Twitter at aingham69
Alexandria Ingham is a full-time freelance writer. She has been writing fiction for as long as she can remember but only recently gotten the courage to self-publish her work. She also writes non-fiction pieces and ghost-writes, which is something that she has been doing for the past two years.
Alexandria gained her BSc in Computer Science from Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 2009 and is now studying towards her Bachelor's in Law through the Open University.
Her interests include writing, reading, debating, and swimming. She lives in Scotland with her partner and they are expecting their first baby in June 2012.
How to Make Money on Fiverr
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J. Richard Singleton
Novelist, screenwriter, essayist and true-crime writer, J. Richard Singleton has been crafting stories since high school, whn an original screenplay that he wrote, "Thugs," became a semi-finalist in the American Accolades Screenplay Contest. At CSULA, he dual majored in political science and English, writing for both his university's newspaper and literary journal. He completed "Glyphics" right before he turned 21, then he finished it again in 2011. His literary influences include Kafka, Twain, Poe and Stephen King.
Follow me on Twitter at tracydevore
Tracy DeVore is a published author, freelance editor and former newspaper correspondent, and currently the Senior Editor for Belfire Press and Rookhaven Publishing. She founded the HWA’s Indiana chapter, Indiana Horror Writers (IHW) as well as the RWA chapter, Gothic Romance Writers, Inc. (‘GothRom’). She is a certified billiards referee and an avid pool player and is an award-winning cook with several five-star reviews for her homemade goodies from Madame DeVore's Kitchen.
Though she now resides in Danville, Illinois, Tracy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and remains a loyal Colts fan.
Follow me on Twitter at FiveFoldIreland
Harry was born and reared in Derry N.Ireland. Married to Maureen they now reside in the historical, royal county of Meath on Ireland's east coast. Harry coordinates a unique Christian ministry. More info on their website.
Get on board the Time-Lord's train now.
Visit Harry's Pinterest boards here: http://pinterest.com/fivefoldireland/
The Time-Lord's train
Follow me on Twitter at mainelarrycrane
Transplanted to Maine mid-westerner Larry Crane brings an Illinois sensibility to his writing. Larry graduated from West Point, served nearly seven years in the Army, as an Infantryman in the mud in Germany, commanding Basic Trainees at Fort Knox, and serving as an ARVN Ranger battalion advisor in Vietnam. He commuted to Wall Street for nearly 20 years. His writing includes articles for outdoor magazines, plays, short fiction, and his most recent thriller novel, A Bridge to Treachery. In his spare time, Crane is a hobbyist videographer for his local Public Access Television Station and is a volunteer at his local historical society. Larry and wife Jan have five children between them, ten grandchildren, and two ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at johnbrosens
John Brosens (1946) is schrijver van thrillers en jeugdboeken. Sinds 2002, toen hij uit het onderwijs stapte, is hij fulltime met schrijven bezig. Naast boeken en korte verhalen, bezondigt hij zich ook aan gedichten, essays, scenario’s, columns en kritieken. In zijn producties vind je de sporen uit zijn ‘vorige leven’ terug, maar ook maatschappijkritische uitingen die hij zo mild mogelijk formuleert. Een enkele keer treedt hij op als blueszanger. Hij is gehuwd, woont in Barendrecht en heeft drie volwassen kinderen die intussen zelf voor vijf kleinkinderen hebben gezorgd. John werkt nu aan Het genootschap van het Zachte Licht, een spannend jeugdboek.
Een Zwarte Hond In De Sneeuw
Follow me on Twitter at jeremylaszlo
I currently live in southern Louisiana with my wife and children, though I grew up in Michigan, graduating high school in Mason MI. I also spent time living in North Carolina, Florida, and California during my time in the United States Marine Corps. I have always dreamed of publishing my work, and seeing it on a bookshelf in a store, however with the huge shift to digital media I finally realized that the dream was in my own hands. I tell my children that they can live their dreams, and I believe in leading by example.
I enjoy writing across several different genres from poetry, to children's stories, to full epic fantasies. Creating new characters for my readers to connect with, new worlds for them to immerse ... read more
The Crowned (The Blood & Brotherhood Saga, Book 6)
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A D Koboah
A.D. Koboah was born in London and completed an English Literature degree in 2000. Her first novel, Dark Genesis, was inspired by the concept of dehumanisation and the impact it can have on the psyche. She is currently working on a screenplay and will begin the sequel to Dark Genesis shortly.
Follow me on Twitter at stevelean
Stephen Lean is a writer, website designer and Spanish food nut. He lives in Andalucia, southern Spain, which has allowed him to discover more about Spain, its people and the Spanish way of life. He has been fortunate enough to meet some lovely people and sample some pretty outstanding local food.
He is the creator and webmaster of Google's top-ranked tapas website: Proper-Spanish-Tapas.com If his book has tickled your tapas taste buds you can find out "Everything there is to know about Tapas, the small plate with the BIG flavour" by visiting this website.
Steve also formats ebooks "for authors who just want to write". To find out about stress-free publishing to ePub and Kindle, you can go to his website: htt ... read more
Proper Spanish Tapas - The Traditional Recipes
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Gary Van Haas is a novelist with 6 books published and a graduate of Journalism at UCLA whom has spent the last twenty years writing and also working as a freelance feature writer for the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Insider, and Travel Magazine.
Follow me on Twitter at mishahogan
Michelle Kennedy Hogan is the mother of 8 unschooled children, an author of 14 books, an organic farmer and a musher. In the summer she raises organic vegetables, chickens, turkeys and other food and in the winter she races her 20 sled dogs throughout the country. Her goal is to run and win the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. She writes about her adventures, her family and living your best life. She frequently speaks at conferences and classes on sustainable living, dogsledding, farming, unschooling and frugal living. Contact her through her website: http://www.mishahogan.com.
A Fine Mess: Living Simply With Children
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Jim Chaseley is a man watching in horror as his 40s approach.
With this great boulder bearing down on him, he decided it was time to finally get that novel "out there", and Kindle publishing has given him the freedom to do just that.
Jim's got a lot more in the pipeline, with further sci-fi tales, fantasy epics and warm, cuddly, but occasionally horrific stories about giants, knights and alternate dimensions all clamouring to be the next project to be wrapped up and sent out into the world.
Jim lives in Surrey, in the United Kingdom. He has a little girl, who's energy and zest for life is inspiration in itself, and a patient wife, who, even if she doesn't understand the silly things he wants to write about, ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at mike_duron
Mike Duron lives in a dark, dank cave, somewhere in Texas. He survives on a diet of pork rinds, pumpkin seeds, Busch beer, bologna, bread, and the occasional dollar burger from McDonald's. Beyond this, how does one say what this author was, is, and may some day be? Will the great St. Francis de Sales intercede as a patron for this flagitious fiend of fiction? Likely not. Will the sad, raging beast, Grendel, return for his cave some spooky night while the author is tapping away at his keyboard? Perhaps. Still, the author will tap, tap, tap, tap away ... as he tries to ignore the faint conversations of Nona, Decima, and Morta echoing in the darkness above him.
Follow me on Twitter at JoeHadsall
Joe Hadsall is a writer, reporter and magician. He has worked in print journalism for most of his life. He has written for magazines, newspapers and on the Internet. He is currently the features editor for The Joplin Globe. He lives in Joplin with his family, and hopes to become successful enough to afford a vacation home, so he can update these “about the author” paragraphs to say something snooty such as, “He splits his time between Mexico Beach, Fla., and Tiburon, Calif.” Hadsall also spends a lot of time geeking out about video games, music, writing, movies, magic and playing cards.
Into His Art
Follow me on Twitter at chris4literacy
Born and raised in rural Maine, Christopher grew up on an untraveled road in the middle of nowhere. No cable, no internet, not even streetlights: books and words became his closest friends, and he devoured anything he could get his hands on. Christopher eventually moved on to earn his degree in education and spent the next decade teaching middle school English. Since that time, words have commanded a newfound dominance over his world, and stories of his own now spill from his fingertips with an untamable ferocity. He currently lives and writes in San Diego, California, where his passion radiates from every keystroke.
Follow me on Twitter at WPCokas
Some of Bill’s earliest and fondest memories involve travel--more specifically, escaping into fiction. A childhood book club subscription yielded stacks of timeless, memorable titles that he has since shared with his own children. Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree and has spent more than two decades writing award-winning ads and commercials, first in Chicago, and now back in North Carolina, where he also teaches at his alma mater. This is his second novel. He is also the author of Ring of Fire.
Ring of Fire
Follow me on Twitter at keithabrahamkeithabraham
Keith is about delivering substance that is relative to the real world of business. He shows business people how to work smarter, engage their people, rekindle their passion and capitalise on their current market opportunities. Most importantly, his strategies are proven and have achieved some phenomenal results.
From humble beginnings, Keith climbed the ladder to head a team of 65 with a $15 million dollar budget at the tender age of 27. Over the past 16 years, Keith has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most in-demand conference speakers, business growth catalysts and innovation facilitators, working directly with some of the world’s leading brands like Toyota, Lexus, Asteron Insurance, HICAPS, T ... read more
Creating Loyal Profitable Customers
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Gareth Alan lives in the north west of England where he sits on his arse all day, writing short stories, painting pictures and moaning about things that do his head in. He enjoys a good swear and he thinks that he is 'ard... but he isn't. Also he has a beard.
Follow me on Twitter at keepIDsafe
Since 2005, George Greenwood has been an Author, Keynote Speaker and Advocate on identity abuse issues. George has spoken across the country to hundreds of groups and thousands of people promoting the need to proactively incorporate methods of prevention into the routines of homes and businesses.
George has been asked to speak to Governmental Privacy Review Commissions as well has gained support by National Chambers of Commerce to lobby for either changed or new federal legislation on this subject.
George's mission and purpose is to positively and effectively reduce the risk and decrease the vulnerability of people becoming a victim of identity theft, identity fraud, as well as the abuses created by it.
Confessions of an Identity Thief
Follow me on Twitter at kenrob2037
I have a strong urge to communicate and entertain. Creativity is at the core of all I do. Writing innovative stories helps fulfil my desire to communicate with people. This time and place that I live in must be represented to the present and the future. I hope to do this, one word at a time.
The Hungry City
Follow me on Twitter at lssaville
Liam Saville resides in Sydney Australia with his wife, two children and their German Shepherd. Predator Strike is his first book.
Follow me on Twitter at BRKINGSOLVER
I write books combining Adult Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction. If this strikes your fancy, then you’ve come to the right place.
I believe in fiction as an escape, with devastatingly beautiful women and incredibly sexy men.
In my books, you will find characters with psychic abilities, such as telekinesis and telepathy, and a completely different view of a succubus than you've ever encountered before.
You will also find a world based on worship of the Goddess, and the offering of that worship through her priestesses, the succubi. If you are afraid of strong female characters who aren't afraid to love, you're probably in the wrong place.
I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Journey2selfluv
Chana The Changer Kurtz
Chana Marie Kurtz, aka “Chana the Changer”, is a champion of authenticity and transparency, like no other. As founder and president of the J2SL Group, and ALL(n)1 Premier Staffing, Chana is a woman of purpose, prowess and promise. Subscribing to the Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu’s quote, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, in 2009, she decided to undergo elective weight loss surgery to make that intentional and precise first step on her “Journey to Self Love”. Defying countless adversities and overcoming a plethora of obstacles, she is determined to share her story.
Educated in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, public schools, Chana matriculated to Eastern Michigan and Clayton ... read more
The Weight Is Over:Confess, Commit, Continue
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Wendy Jackson has lived in Hertfordshire all her life and now spends much of her time in voluntary work, which has given her the opportunity to meet people of all ages and different cultures and helped her to develop her creativity. Having satisfied her passion for writing through poetry and songwriting, she has now turned to junior fiction. She says that Charlie Mace and the Big Stink, her first book, was written to give rein to the depths of what she calls ‘my crazy imagination’.
The idea for the story came from a peculiar house she passed one day. In her imagination the scene grew into a different world, a world where big was small and small was big, where nothing was quite as it seemed and where a boy ... read more
Charlie Mace and the Big Stink
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Kimberly is a suspense and horror writer from Maryland who lives with her fiance. She focuses on her knowledge and background of forensic science and forensic psychology to create her works. She is working on a forensic science degree as well as a dog obedience degree to help dogs in shelters find homes. Her favorite authors are Guy Gavriel Kay, Clive Barker, Joe Hill and Lord Byron
Follow me on Twitter at cgbeige
Dave Girard is a Montreal-based art director and 3D illustrator who has written for Ars Technica, Vice and Macworld. His Polygons Pixels and Paint blog is a respected source of Maya and 3D workflow techniques. He is also the author of popular Maya scripts V-Ray Tuner and Facer.
101 Autodesk Maya Tips
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Dale Ivan Smith
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I fell in love with fiction as a child when I glimpsed the cover of a science fiction paperback my mother had been reading. I loved reading in general, and read everything from books on history to thrillers, fantasy novels and war stories. I wrote my first story at age 12, and by the time I reached 21, knew that I wanted to write fiction professionally.
I have had a number of short stories published at 10Flash Quarterly and Every Day Fiction, and am now working on a serial novel, along with more short fiction.
I am also very interesting in the new ereading technologies, having longed for such a device years ago, and excited in the possibilities. In my day job at the ... read more
Dead Wife Waiting
Follow me on Twitter at abigailfero
I've always been a reader and now it's my turn to be a writer. The only thing that binds my work together is a love of the unreal and the impossible.
In between struggling to make my word quota each day, I enjoy procrastinating on the internet. So endless... so easy!
My short attention span leads to more short works but you'll find everything from tiny stories to proper novels and I hope that you'll enjoy some.
Just Another Customer
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M. A. Hernández G.
M. A. Hernández G., ingeniero de sistemas de origen venezolano, nació en Maturín en 1973 y actualmente vive en la ciudad de Caracas. Es aficionado a la fotografía y escritura creativa, les dedica algo de tiempo en sus momentos de ocio. Trabaja para una empresa privada por lo que no depende de sus aficiones para vivir.
M. A. Hernández G., a systems engineer from Venezuela, he was born in Maturin city 1973 and currently lives in Caracas. He enjoys photography and creative writing. He works for a private company so it does not depend on his hobbies to live.
Follow me on Twitter at alexandergalant
Alexander is a Canadian, residing in Toronto. His debut novel Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery) was published in March 2012 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of Titanic. It has been awarded 'Finalist' for E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure (2012 International Book Awards) as well as Best New E-Book: Fiction category (USA Best Book Awards 2012). Alexander is currently finishing up his next novel, LUTETIA (Darkness Beneath the City of Light) a historical thriller featuring a young Victor Hugo and his journey into the dark underworld of Paris and exposure to those he later referred to as 'Les Misérables'.
Because he has so much time on his hands he decided to create a continuing on-line no ... read more
Lutetia: Darkness Beneath the City of Light
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I was born, I live, I write erotica. I lead two lives: one as a writer, one as a reader. My parents were a pencil and a sheet of paper, and I was conceived between the covers.
Follow me on Twitter at ChinaSolved
Andrew Hupert is founder and CEO of Best Practices China Ltd., based in Hong Kong. Since 2003 he has been advising training, and coaching executives and managers in multinationals to improve their deal-making and negotiating skills with Chinese counterparties. He is a sought after speaker at corporate events and EMBA tours. During his time in Shanghai he served as an adjunct professor at New York University (Shanghai campus) and lectured at Strathclyde University’s EMBA program.
Andrew first came to Asia in 1990 after receiving his MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Management. He gained extensive senior sales and management experience in Taipei, Hong Kong, Kyoto and New York before s ... read more
The Fragile Bridge: Conflict Management in Chinese Business
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Wilma Reiber has programmed computers, raised her kids as a full-time mom, worked with children with special needs and has kneaded many ‘knots’ as a massage therapist. Now she divides her time between her corporate job and writing.
Her interests have shifted over the years from computers to nature and art, to ‘kids stuff’, to metaphysics and quantum physics. Her writing reflects all these elements as well as her imagination and humor.
Follow me on Twitter at @billdesmedt
Bill DeSmedt has spent his life living by his wits and his words. In his time, and as the spirit has moved him, he’s been: a Soviet Area expert and Soviet exchange student, a computer programmer and system designer, a consultant to startups and the Fortune 500, an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a son, a husband and lover, a father and grandfather, an omnivorous reader with a soft spot for science fiction and science non-fiction, and now, Lord help us, a novelist. He’s tried to pack as much of that checkered history as he could into Singularity.
Bill lives with his wife of 37 years in Milford, Pennsylvania, a town whose long tradition in speculative literature serves as a constant source of inspiration. ... read more
The Singularity Files (Audiobook & Science Seminars)
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“Our free short stories are intended as a doorway to our more mature premium works. Their purpose is to showcase the author’s writing style and use of evocative imagery. Although these are his earlier works—he has gotten much better since—they serve as a nice introduction to his thematic concerns as well as to his belief that a story has to be believed in to be effective. Therefore, what he presents in these stories are situations and the reactions of characters within those situations.”
Walter Lazo was born in Cambridge, MA, and now lives in North Carolina. As a child he discovered his love of Weird Fiction and large, epic, heroic stories, as well as German and Greek mythology, devouring the works o ... read more
In The Realm of the Wolf
Follow me on Twitter at TomCostello
Tom Costello is a recognized thought leader and serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industries.
As CEO of Groups International, Costello serves as the visionary leader and drives the strategic growth of the company in the areas of sales and marketing, brand image, social media, and vendor relations.
In addition to launching Groups International in 2006, Costello co-developed a patent pending web-based meetings and events solution, iGroupPlanner™, introduced leisure travel startup Hotelmine™ in February 2011, and recently expanded the company's services to include iGroupAdvisor Hotel Consultants.
Prepare for Liftoff - How to Launch a Career in Sales
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Just a purveyor of carnal curiosities....I mean, literature. Check out my stuff, I like to write in all genres and I bring an interesting personal spin to everything I write.
I've been writing since I was a kid, and I've always been interested in pornography, so this seemed like a pretty good fit. I'm living in California now, just trying to make it in this topsy-turvy world. Check out my Twitter for up to the minute updating.
Follow me on Twitter at glenchen
Glen Robinson is the author of 14 books. He lives in north Texas, where he is also professor of communication at Southwestern Adventist University. He writes science fiction and Christian suspense.
The Last Supper
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Patricia Pickett is the author of two other books. Hearts Never Lie and Green Eyes Open. She is the mother of three teens and lives in Colorado. She hopes to one day see one of her novels on the big screen.
Follow me on Twitter at JoleneBPerry
Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.
Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/celiahayestwitter.com
I grew up in a distant, hilly suburb of Los Angeles. I am the oldest in a family of four children: my fathr was a research biologist and my mother is an artist in stained glass. I went and recklessly got a relatively useless degree in English Literature (California State University Northridge, 1976) and then enlisted in the US Air Force. I trained and served as a radio and television broadcast specialist, in places as various as Greece, Spain, Japan, Korea, Greenland and Ogden, Utah. This involved an assortment of interesting duties, which included midnight alt-rock DJ, TV news anchor, video-production librarian, radio and television writer and producer, production manager, and tour guide. In 1985, I drove a br ... read more
Adelsverein: Die Sammlung
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Paul Mundane lives in Kitchener Ontario with his wife and kids. He slings coffee for a major corporation when he's not writing. He also has a book out. It's called The Amelia Academy, and chances are it's why you're reading his bio. You should buy a copy if you haven't yet.
The Amelia Academy: Standards