Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at DockraySteve
A former local authority accountant, property manager and puzzle compiler, Steve Dockray wrote three novels in the 1990s. Drawing on his experiences in the world of finance, the books were supposed to be serious, but the humour kept creeping in.
Despite some very favourable comments from publishers (“Enjoyed “The Borough”. If it was by Dick Francis they'd publish it tomorrow and not change a word”, one agent told him), he could not get the books into print.
The era of internet publishing and e-readers brings new possibilities.
Steve lives in South Devon with his wife.
Follow me on Twitter at georgedutch
George has been a Career Transition Expert, Author, Speaker, & Workshop Presenter for almost 20 years. He works one-on-one with individuals to analyze their written stories then writes a personalized, customized JobJoy Report to help each client fashion a new work identity, before coaching them through a significant career transition. His unique approach, based on his book, JobJoy, was recently profiled by Katharine Hansen at A Storied Career (http://tinyurl.com/yyt5bfh). The purpose of his Career Thought Leaders blog (http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/) is to provide colleagues with tools and techniques that will help them mine gold from their clients' life stories. In order to mine gold, you have to move ... read more
JobJoy Bootcamp: Moving you from career pain to job joy in 3 easy steps
Follow me on Twitter at CassandraZara
Cassandra Zara is a young woman in her 30s who has wanted to write the kind of fiction she’d like to read for a long time. She finally decided during the second trimester of her pregnancy to start writing down those ideas! She is married and now that the baby is born she might not have a lot of time to write, but she does have plenty of time at home with her family.
Follow me on Twitter at RobHackneyEsq
Rob Hackney is a concept artist and novelist living in Melbourne, Australia.
Follow me on Twitter at Sorbet_and_Rice
I am a BA animation graduate from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in Greenwich, London.
I am currently working as a design intern for a videogame company in London but in my free time I create children’s picture books.
Follow me on Twitter at Poehm
Matthias Poehm once had a key-experience as an elected staff representative. He failed miserably in front of the entire staff during a meeting with a bright red head and a trembling voice.
After that he made his fear of public speaking disappear through years of permanent training with many defeats. Meanwhile he has made a name for himself as one of the most well-known trainers of public speaking and "ready wit".
The press calls him "the best public speaking trainer in the German-speaking countries" (Nordwest Zeitung). He is the founder of the Anti PowerPoint Party. Poehm's methods are extraordinary and often go against the common doctrine. He is a rebel, who questions many things, and he says: "I am not inte ... read more
The PowerPoint Fallacy
Follow me on Twitter at FranceBarnaby
I have a very vivid imagination and am always thinking about how regular meetings between people can turn into wild sexual adventures. Then I write some these thoughts down.
I live deep in the heart of Texas, where the stars are big and bright. Writing is what makes me happy. I write because I like it, and I hope you do too.
You can find me on Twitter @FranceBarnaby and email me at FranceBarnaby(at)gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter at MaddyBarone
Hi, I'm Maddy Barone, reader, writer, knitter, lover of historic costume and day dreamer. As a member of the SCA, a historical re-creation group, I get to wear all kinds of cool clothes from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. I've always written stories, mostly for my own enjoyment. It wasn't until recently that I decided to be serious about my writing and submitted Sleeping With the Wolf (After the Crash #1). I was amazed and thrilled when Liquid Silver Books offered me a contract. I have a total of 7 books planned for the series. Since I work full time I don't get to spend as much writing as I'd like. At this rate, Wolf's Princess won't be published until I'm 60!
Sherry's Wolf (After the Crash #3.5)
Follow me on Twitter at cupgrease
Gregory Delaurentis was born in Brooklyn New York, and from birth has been fascinated with the city and its teeming masses. As a youth he used the subway system as his playground, as a teenager, he used its streets and avenues as his stick-ball courts, and as a young adult, cruised the dazzling nightlife and restaurants for action. The flavor of New York City courses through his very veins. Also he has lived in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and other locales, but always returned to the city of his birth. Now, finding himself unfettered and free to pursue his initial loves, writing and the city, Gregory is busy with the Darkness Saga, building on the characters that he has introduced in his first book Co ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at gfitzgfitz
I am Gabriel Fitzpatrick, legendary spinner of falsehoods.
I am a hedonistic refugee with a passion for pleasures passive, active, prurient, and pure. I also write, when all else fails to stimulate, a kaleidoscope of genres apropos of nothing.
Follow me on Twitter at emariektn
Although I've been writing since I was sixteen, I hadn't thought seriously about being a published writer until recently-my skin wasn't thick enough. It's difficult for me to tie myself down to a particular genre. I enjoy all types of writing and generally everything that pops into my head will end up in a book at one time or another.
Jackson Jacob Henry Brown, III
Follow me on Twitter at NestoHogan
Ernest Hogan, author of CORTEZ ON JUPITER, HIGH AZTECH, SMOKING MIRROR BLUES, and other bizarre writings was born in East L.A. back in the Atomic Age. He has a bad habit of creating “art” – even though he isn't really sure what that is. He is married to Emily Devenport and all of her pseudonyms – they live in Arizona, and are inspired by the strange beauty and political turmoil. He is living proof that Chicano is a science fiction state of being. He blogs at http://www.mondoernesto.com and does a biweekly Chicanonautica column for La Bloga.
Smoking Mirror Blues
Follow me on Twitter at BeingJane
Jane E Libeau
I am a Dyslexic Eclectic Litterateur. A voyeur of social interactions. For me writing is a catalyst for thought, giving an opinion in hope that it invokes others to think, respond and share an opinion. I am the thinker; I write my thoughts in order to stimulate others to think.
I write poetry, stories, screenplays and articles. Any form, any subject, just so long as I express myself in the most articulate, artistic and creative way I can. I regard my self as a visual critic of my own work, not an expert or a literary anthologist. I enjoy words, creativity and self-expression on many levels. There is no struggle in writing, only making a living from it. Although finding a niche in a literary career is what I s ... read more
The Adventures of Being. Being at Home
Follow me on Twitter at WrightLaRoche
Laura Wright LaRoche
I'm a native of Noblesville, Indiana where I was born in 1968, but spent my childhood in the small town of Shoals and my current residence is Linton, Indiana. I come from a loving home and as the youngest of six children, probably enjoyed being the “baby” a little more than I should. I'm a self motivator with many titles of interest, including: Fine Arts Artist, Digital Art designer, Photographer, Author, Rock Carver, Avid Mushroom hunter and the one I hold dearest - Mom.
Legend of Manfin, The Journey, Book 1
Follow me on Twitter at don_lett
I am an independent Christian author and publisher. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Wayne State University. My passion is teaching the pure doctrine and universal truths of Christ.
I have been a sitting member of the board for Shalom Ministries since 2007. I have taught classes and bible studies for several years.
I have a passion for history, philosophy and theology.
I am blessed with a beautiful wife and three healthy boys.
The Lost Parable of the Cross
Follow me on Twitter at AnnaMWrites
Anna Moseley is a native of North Carolina, and still resides there. She started off detesting writing, spending her days playing in the woods, swinging or reading. Her love of reading never faded and is completely to blame for changing her life. After reading the first Harry Potter book and seeing the movie, Anna decided to try her hand at writing and fell in love with it. Ever since then she has been reading and writing almost non-stop.
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
Follow me on Twitter at ls_johnson
L.S. Johnson lives in Northern California. In a previous life she wrote stories, essays, and interviews. After several years' absence she is currently working on a novel. She is also an enthusiastic photographer of horizons.
Once Again, Long Island
Follow me on Twitter at @maryjorabe
Mary Jo Rabe
Mary Jo Rabe grew up on a small farm in eastern Iowa, earned a B.A. in German and Math from Michigan State University, and spent her junior year in Freiburg Germany, where she met her future husband. She and Franz attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she earned a M.A. in Library Science and first encountered and fell in love with science fiction. She has been employed in a small special library in Freiburg, Germany, since 1976. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Mary Jo and her husband live in a small town in the Black Forest. Her poems have been published in Pandora, Stygian Articles, The Martian Wave, Astropoetica, Raven Electrick, Space and Time, The Sword Review, and ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at mrpiercebooks
I believe in a future where I will be able to write full-time, a picture I already hold vividly in my mind. It all starts with my debut young adult novel, Provex City, the first novel in the Lorne Family Vault Series. I love The Harry Potter Series & The Marbury Lens, Tool & Elliott Smith, Dexter & Donnie Darko, bold coffee & amber ale. I also love dabbling with writing music and recording, with no illusions of ever making it a career. I am ecstatically married and the lucky father to a beautiful baby girl. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by the people I love and the opportunity to pursue my passion in writing.
Provex City: Lorne Family Vault, Book 1
Follow me on Twitter at eleanor_parks
I am the youngest of four children and was born in Leigh, a small town in Lancashire, England. I have been writing all my life, from poetry and short stories (one of which was published in my primary school's magazine), and finally culminating in my book "Killing For Capone".
I am a real cat lover, and when I am not writing I love to spend my time relaxing at home with my 13 feline friends, all of whom have been rescued from the street.
My other loves include MotoGP (Valentino Rossi is my hero), Formula 1, good food, good wine, reading (some of my favourite authors are Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Stephen Fry and Christopher Isherwood), and, saving the best for last, my wonderful husband!
I left the UK 13 years ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at KuikMichael
Michael Kuik lives in Michigan with his wife and son. Writing has been a hobby for many years, but with the help of Smashwords and the emerging markets of online publishing, Michael hopes to someday make a career of writing. Already, there are two more novels in this series in the works, with many more ideas for other books.
Feel free to email directly with thoughts, criticisms or questions at email@example.com
Where Shadows Lie
Follow me on Twitter at garyvcarter
Gary V Carter
Gary is variously known as a Ministry Imagineer / Engineer, a Life Coach, a Pastor, a Church Starting Specialist, a Church Health Consultant, a Writer and Publisher. In all those roles people often comment on his abiding passion for ministry. Those are some of his various vocational dimensions but he is also a husband to Wendy, father and grandfather. Gary’s ministry life now spans over four decades. And he still stays fresh and more energized than many who are just starting!
Church Ministry: How to Crank It Up without Getting Cranky
Follow me on Twitter at Romana Van Lissum
Romana Van Lissum
Romana Van Lissum has been a cocktail waitress in a Canadian strip club for over 17 years.
In her spare time, she loves to train her horse on the trails near her home and competes in 25 and 50 mile endurance rides.
She loves to read, travel with her husband, spend time with her wonderful friends, family and many pets. She enjoys hot yoga and meditation.
Follow me on Twitter at palacios_pau
Empezó a estudiar Ciencias Políticas, pero se licenció en Sociología. Tras acabar sus estudios trabajó de road manager en el Teatre Lliure.
En 2005 se trasladó a vivir a Lisboa, donde por un año flirteó con el video-arte. Desde 2006 vive en los Alpes, en el Tirol italiano.
Es dramaturgo y performer de la Agrupación Señor Serrano, heterogénea compañía de teatro contemporáneo con base en Barcelona.
Follow me on Twitter at rich_greene
Richard B. Greene is business visionary, writer, and entrepreneur with more than 25+ years of experience driving double-digit revenue growth for start-up, turnaround, and high growth organizations. As a sales executive and trainer, he has mentored thousands of individuals in methods for the attainment of personal Peak Performance.
Mr. Greene utilizes a focused approach to learning and change management that teaches business executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs how to tap into their resources to achieve the greatest returns with the least effort. His unique approach to development allows for exponentially greater success rates for learning than many traditional programs allowing rapid return on investm ... read more
Secret Strategies of Peak Performers: Use these strategies and get 2X more productive time!
Follow me on Twitter at timeless_lovers
I live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, on the shores of Green Bay. I have always been a voracious reader of romances, mostly historical romances and sweeping historical sagas. My one vice, aside from reading romances, is coffee. I melt beneath the intoxicating sway of a strong white mocha latte promising to embrace my senses and carry me away. Mmmm . . . I can visualize the steam rising from that frothy cup as I sit here thinking of it.
I write Historical Romance novels and non-fiction essays on women and feminist movement throughout history. I have a bachelor's degree in History and also one in Humanistic Studies with an emphasis in Ancient and Medieval Research.
Early Whispers: The Rise of Feminist Thought in 18th Century America
Follow me on Twitter at GuySamson3
Guy Samson is a writer of interesting short fiction for the internet. Not much else is known about this mysterious figure, though much can be gleaned from the sordid and titillating contents of his works.
Questions, comments, suggestions, and any naughty thoughts can be emailed to:
Follow me on Twitter at candaceosmond
Born in 1985 as Candace Osmond in North York Ontario, I began to travel with my parents at the very young age of four years old. I had lived all over Canada and seen everything my country has to offer, from the enchanting shores of Newfoundland to the gigantic snow capped mountains of British Columbia all by the time I was ten. I did, however, spend most of my life in Eastern Canada where I was surrounded by folklore and legends, not knowing how they would shape my personality and imagination for the rest of my life.
Being the only girl of my age in a small group of kids, in an even smaller town, left me spending most of my time by myself and, in result, letting my imagination take over. I would sit by the sho ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at TFLOnes
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Phil McAbee left his childhood home on a dance scholarship and since then has been a dancer, choreographer, student, teacher, computer programmer, aerospace consultant, and serial entrepreneur. A graduate of UCLA, he has taught dance in Osaka Japan, trained Boeing Space Shuttle engineers in Risk Management, and biked the south of France. While living in New York, he founded the McAbee Dance Company. And years later, after reading Jon Krakauer’s, Into Thin Air, he decided to trek the Himalayas and party with the Sherpas at Base Camp Mount Everest. But wherever he has lived, he was always remembering and returning to these stories of his family that have formed his life. With The F ... read more
The Four Little Ones
Follow me on Twitter at kendeldavi
Kendel Davi was born in New York City.
The reason I say “born” is because, when I was living there, I started to see the world for everything it has to offer. The experiences I had were the seed that bloomed into the writer that I am today.
However, the journey has not been a easy one and yet it has been very rewarding. When you allow yourself to open up and not judge but listen, you can’t help but grow and with that comes a greater understanding of humanity. Whether you are LBGT or straight, no matter what you enjoy, it’s all linked to making a connection.
So why have a focus on writing ethnic erotica?
Well, I see this world through the eyes of a person of color, yet that doesn’t limit what I wri ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at MatthewPMGordon
Matthew Gordon was born in Toronto on August 3, 1987. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He has also completed his Freelance Writing Certificate at the University of Toronto and has written for RealGM.com. His first published fiction was released in June 2012. When he is not writing, he is diving into a book or listening to music.
I Drank the Toxic Cocktail
Follow me on Twitter at KarinaMcKinley
Hello! I recently decided to be a full-time writer. Yes, I quit my well-paying job to do this, despite others thinking I'm absolutely crazy! I believe in following your heart and living life YOUR way!
I enjoy traveling around the world (so far I have been to 11 other countries and 35 other US states), sports, reading, and writing.
I am passionate about animals, the environment, and the power of thought!
The Time of Your Life, Book 2: Dilemma
Follow me on Twitter at danwolgemuth
Daniel S. Wolgemuth currently serves as the ninth President of Youth for Christ/USA.
Dan was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and is a graduate of Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. Dan and his wife, Mary, have a long and rich history with the Youth for Christ organization that helped to foster their love for the mission of YFC. Dan’s father, Sam, served as President of Youth for Christ/USA from 1965–1973. Dan has served on the National Board of Trustees from 1995 to present. In addition, Dan has served as a volunteer with YFC in Fort Wayne, Indiana and YFC Nashville, Tennessee.
Prior to joining Youth for Christ, Dan worked in a variety of roles for several corporations. Most recently as Senior Vice Presiden ... read more
Fragments: God's Pattern in Life's Pieces
Follow me on Twitter at JennAllyson
Allyson James is a pseudonym for NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. As Allyson, she writes award-winning urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. Allyson's Stormwalker series has finaled twice for the prestigious RITA award, given by Romance Writers of America to honor the best romances of the year, and she has won and been nominated for numerous RT BookReviews Reviewer's Choice Awards. Her books have also won Prism awards and Passionate Plume awards for best paranormal and best erotic romance. When she's not writing, Allyson enjoys playing guitar, reading, hiking, and making dollhouse miniatures.
Follow me on Twitter at debra phillips
Debra Phillips also writes under the pen name of D.Y. Phillips. She is the author of four printed books, lives in sunny California, and she is currently working on her next project
Follow me on Twitter at catie_rhodes
Catie Rhodes grew up in the piney woods of East Texas. It was a dark and shadowy world, rife with folklore and spooky tales, some of which had pretty grim endings. There wasn’t much to do underneath those tall, tall trees other than daydream and make up stories.
Naturally, Catie became a purveyor of lies and legends. Drawing on her East Texas roots, her love of true crime, and her love of the paranormal, she began writing the Peri Jean Mace Paranormal Mysteries. She writes horror shorts on those dark days and moonless nights when the shadows beckon.
Catie is also that kid your mother warned you about. She lies. She cusses. She never washes her hands after petting the dog. And she still wears checkered vans. ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at JeffreyKosh
Jeffrey Kosh is the pen name of an author of two novels, some novelettes, and a long series of short stories. Perhaps best known for his horror fiction, Jeffrey also writes erotica and likes to experience different paths. His works have been published by Alexandria Publishing Group, Grinning Skull Press, May-December Publications, and EFW. He is also a graphic artist, creating covers for various authors and publishing houses. His various careers have led him to travel extensively worldwide, developing a passion for photography, wildlife, history, and popular folklore. All these things heavy influenced his writing style. His short story ‘HAUNT’ was featured in the ‘FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE’ anthology, while ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at RobDurhamComedy
Rob Durham graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with an English Degree in one hand and a microphone in the other. From there Rob has built an act that he prides on originality and his unique point of view. He has been praised by many of the business’s big names whom he has worked with. From Bob Saget calling him "Freaking Hilarious" to Louie Anderson’s written claim of "Very Funny!" (Rob still has the cocktail napkin as proof), his material is respected by all who hear it. With a smile that says I didn’t get my braces off until I was 27, Rob’s innocent look helps him vent about his other career as an English teacher, his horrible dating history, his wonderfully spunky wife, and other near d ... read more
Don't Wear Shorts on Stage...The Stand-up Guide to Comedy
Follow me on Twitter at Michael_Almich
Mike Almich has lived his entire life in Minnesota, and loves to spend time on the North Shore of Lake Superior, the setting for his Camp Lac Igam series. He is a happily married fortysomething father of three loving, exuberant, rambunctious, and often tiring children. Their household is further complicated by three dogs, a bearded dragon, and during the warm months, salamanders and snakes. Mike enjoys reading in general, and in particular the fantasy genre. He is also passionate about football, and has found coaching his young sons to be immensely rewarding. He is currently an apprentice of writing on trains, a pontificator on the wonders of teenage daughters, and a Manager of the Institution of Marriage.
The Fossegrimen Folly
Follow me on Twitter at WadenhoeDavid
David Phillips was born and bred in the Fens of West Norfolk inthe East Anglia region of England. A respected former editor of Land Rover Owner International magazine, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on the marque, he has been a prolific writer on all matters Land Rover since the 1990s and has written three books on the subject: Land Rovers Uncovered, Land Rover Adevntures in Africa and Land Rover: The Story Behind The Legend.
In a journalistic career dating back to 1972, when he joined Angling Times as a trainee reporter, David has worked for a variety of publications, including a five-year stint as editor of Coarse Fisherman magazine.
Today, David lives in rural Northamptonshire. He is a noted ... read more
Land Rover: The Story Behind the Legend
Follow me on Twitter at lacobraprieta
Jose Abreu is a Dominican writer from the South Bronx. He studied at Yale and taught in Korea before moving to Spain. He currently works as a freelance writer in Amsterdam.
I just released a new book, "My Funeral," check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DKX36FK
Follow me on Twitter at NRTrandahl
Nicholas Trandahl lives in northeast Wyoming with his girlfriend and two daughters where he works as a staff writer for a newspaper. A very active poet and writer, Nicholas was previously a soldier in the U.S. Army working in Missile Defense, but he returned home to Wyoming to pursue his passion of writing. The realms of fantasy and magic have been a feature of his stories ever since his first reading of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien as a young boy.
Follow me on Twitter at pammyls
Pam lives with her husband Bill in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She is the mother of three grown children and has dabbled in creative writing since she could hold a pen. Pam has written poetry, children’s stories and dramatic scripts but her passion and calling is penning fictional novels. Pam currently writes full time and has seven books in print, with more on the way. She can often be found toodling around NE Atlanta, doing book-signings and making appearances when she’s not working hard on her computer.
Pam is a professional member of the Georgia Writers Association.
Follow me on Twitter at garretguy
I am currently a writer who also works full-time as a computer systems architect.
That single sentence crystallises my priorities. Since the first time a story of mine made the rest of the English class screw up their faces in horror and disgust, I've wanted nothing more than to write. I was 12. Later that year I came second in a sponsored writing competition with a short story about how the Sphinx is really a quiescent guardian against alien invaders. I won £10. That was big bucks in 1968.
Since then, real life has stepped in between me and my writing. In my 33-year career in computing I have written dozens of design documents, created and delivered presentations to audiences from 1,000 technical experts to ... read more
Well of Love
Follow me on Twitter at ubgonline
I am author of "Old Networkers Don't Die They Just Burn Out!", Co Founder of ASA Online and my wife and I are Christian Marriage Coaches through our website I AM Love Builders.
One of my lifetime goals is to have 1 Million friends who want to make a positive difference in peoples lives. Although I may never get to a Million Friends and we may never meet in person I would love for you to be one of those friends so please add me to your list. Together we can accomplish great things and Become The Change We Wish To See In The World!!
The Golden Business Solution
Follow me on Twitter at ab_kelly
My name's Andrew Kelly - and I refuse to write my bio in the third person, alright?
First things first: What do I do to pay the mortgage and put food in my kiddies' mouths? Well, I've spent much of my long career in IT helping corporates comply with their legislative, regulatory and information security requirements. It's what I do - and I'm sorry to disappoint - but more often than not I have 'Consultant' somewhere in my title.
Now that we've got that out of the way ... what about my writing? Not so unusually in an author, I was first - and remain - this avid reader of all types of fiction: thrillers, SF, adventure, pulp, fantasy, humour, whatever. The only difference between when I was in short trousers and n ... read more