Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at tmastgrave
Tobias Mastgrave grew up in northern New England where both his personality and outlook were influenced by the cold climate. A pessimist to his core, Mastgrave did not begin writing until his early twenties, when he took a creative writing class in college. Unhappy with his early works, Mastgrave continued to develop his writing for a number of years before attempting to publish. Currently he lives in Lynchburg, Va and is working on his second book, A Rose 'Ere Blooming. Though he has begun to see some slight success in life, Mastgrave continues to hold onto his pessimistic outlook and wait for the worst to happen.
Among The Neshelim
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Marige has been working as a freelance writer since 1992 and online since 2005, primarily in the online marketing field where she worked as a copy writer and independent non-fiction ebook writer. Her previous ebooks include "Writing For The Internet," and "Tracker Mo's Bootcamp."
Those First Steps Down The Aisle
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J S McLean
I love to read (anything), write (a lot), eat (carbs, mostly), and hang out with animals (cats, dogs, other silly people). I travel and goof off way more than my fair share, and I'm fond of random acts of bravery, compassion, and genres of food, fiction and culture that fuse unlikely pairs together in delicious, unwieldy combos.
Scarcer Than Hen's Teeth
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Plan-B Theatre Company
Plan-B Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, UT) develops and produces unique and socially conscious theatre.
With a particular emphasis on new plays by Utah playwrights.
Plan-B is the only theatre company in Utah history to have toured internationally, to have transferred a fully-intact production off-Broadway and to have published an anthologies of full-length, original plays: PLAYS FROM BEHIND THE ZION CURTAIN (2008) and MORE PLAYS FROM BEHIND THE ZION CURTAIN (2010), both published by Juniper Press/Oxide Books; and EVEN MORE PLAYS FROM BEHIND THE ZION CURTAIN (2012) and NEW PLAYS IV (2013), both via Smashwords.
New Plays IV
Follow me on Twitter at FrankColes
"...there is something refreshingly Hemingway-esque about Coles's Philosophy that deserves to be heard." BBC's Focus magazine.
Frank Coles is a media professional of nearly 20 years standing across TV, radio, news media, marketing, branding, publishing and the internet. He is a published author and has his own National Geographic web channel.
Frank has lived and worked all over the Middle East, SE Asia, Europe, and as far north as the pole.
You can find out more about him, watch NatGeo videos, or contact him at:
Epiphany - How Fight Club Changed My Life - A Short Story
Follow me on Twitter at Rosemary Peel
Hi, my name is Rosemary. My nationality is English although my parentage stems from celtic roots. My main passion is writing but I also paint, mostly in oils.
I am first and foremost a wife, mother and grandmother; previously a practical, down to earth business woman - now retired.
Born dyslexic into an academically oriented family in the days before the disability was recognised, early years were not easy. But having to prove myself to myself, has stood me in good stead and toughened my character. I knew I could write - even if I couldn’t spell. My fear of reading in public led to the development of a keen memory. My inborn love of the written word helped me to overcome my disability and to eventually be ... read more
The Fluff Gang and the New Neighbour
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M. A. Newton
I love to read and have a passion for writing. When I'm not working I'm brainstorming and developing plots and characters.I love film, photography and dream of being a script writer. I spend most of my time between CT, FL and CA and hope to someday be a successful author.
Follow me on Twitter at AhgooReview
Leanne McGinty is an award winning children's author. She currently operates Ahgoo Review, a website that promotes early literacy and encourages family reading in hopes of building readers for life.
Follow me on Twitter at ArunaSharan
Aruna Sharan first read and fell in love with the Mahabharata in the early 1970’s while staying at the ashram of Ramana Maharshi in South India, her spiritual home. She says: “Reading this magnificent epic had a powerful effect on me; it would not let me go. I read it over and over again over the years, in every version I could find; yet though I “felt” the grandeur and power of the story itself, I was inevitably disappointed in its execution. The single-volume Mahabharatas I read were either clumsily written; or they were reduced to the bare bones of the story and were thus bland and boring; or they neglected what to my mind were powerful scenes or characters – something always seemed wrong.”
And ... read more
Sons of Gods -- The Mahabharata Retold
Follow me on Twitter at BerylDingemans
Originally from South Africa, I now live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with my husband and son.
My working career has been really colourful and I have been lucky to have lived in many different countries. Travel is in my blood and I am a bit of a gypsy at heart! Besides being a writer and an artist, some of my more memorable jobs include spending time in the middle East as a flight attendant in my 20's; working as an international make-up artist for many years; doing time in the film industry; working for prominent NGO's and owning a spa...
As far as writing goes, I write professional creative content and have experience in SEO optimization, blogging, article writing and web content. I have also written a b ... read more
Simple fertility secrets
Follow me on Twitter at BarbaraPhinney
Barbara enjoys creative activities, and with her grown children about to leave the nest, she's anticipating getting even more creative.
Having written romance for over 10 years, mostly with Harlequin, Barbara enjoys writing suspenseful stories that inspire, uplift and entertain.
Barbara lives with her husband, some chickens and barn cats in Southern New Brunswick, Canada.
All For A Good Cause
Follow me on Twitter at Nomar_Knight
Author of Horror, Suspense, Dark Romance and Supernatural Thrillers. Lover of literature and loves to laugh.
Follow me on Twitter at daleibitz
I currently live in New Hartford, CT. Hard to say where I'm 'from' because we moved around a lot when I was a kid, but did time in both Connecticut and Washington state...I won't bore you trying to name all the towns we lived in.
I hold a full-time day job so writing is something I do just because I like it. I'm a fan of hiking, the outdoors, seriously good writing, and I never, ever start the day without chocolate.
Music inspires me, and I like to listen to groups such as Puddle of Mudd, Three Days Grace, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and Breaking Benjamin, to name a few.
If you were to visit my house, you'd meet my husband, 2 kids, our dog Lea (most people simply refer to her as The Beast...and for good reaso ... read more
Strong Blood (Last Moon Rising #2)
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Anders is married and have two daughters. He lives in the middle of Sweden. He works with advertising and model photography.
He likes scuba diving although he has to little time for that.
Follow me on Twitter at tabitca
Dark Ness is the first in trilogy of books set in different locations in the UK. I wrote the book when I had to give up work due to ill health.I don't have many years left so am hoping to get the trilogy finished and out and also a non fiction book on cryptozoology my other interest. Why I wrote the book was due to Eskine Childers. In the foreward to his book Riddle of the Sands, he said he was ill and couldn't find a book he liked so wrote his own. I thought what a good idea and have now unleased that idea on the unsuspecting public .
My life story, was a nurse , then an academic, bought up a child with ASD single handed(She is now a scientist) and find myself now house bound but brain still active. I loved wr ... read more
Sips of Dark Desires
Follow me on Twitter at WendyJayneScott
As a child I had a ferocious imagination and immersed myself in creating stories and poems. One birthday I begged for a chemistry set, sensing the promise of adventure from the glittering vials of copper sulphate and salt. At that time, I didn’t know I was following in the footsteps of my grandfather who had studied science in Edinburgh in 1899. A further trace back into my Scottish ancestry uncovered an ancestor known as ‘the wizard’. So I could dabble with potions too, I gained a NZ Certificate in Science (Chemistry) and worked in a variety of laboratories (salt, meat, dairy and wine) in NZ and Australia. The wine tasted the best!
During my 5 years in Adelaide, Australia, I completed several writing cou ... read more
Golden Scarab. Book 2 of The Windflowers Trilogy.
Follow me on Twitter at kelvecion
Before discovering the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King and Clive Barker (to name a few) my first real encounter with any kind of dark or speculative fiction was a collection of Hans Anderson’s fairy tales my sister got for Christmas. I was gripped by stories like The Tinder Box – those huge and enigmatic dogs with eyes as big as mill wheels; and the Brothers Grimm tale of Rapunzel locked in the tower by her wicked stepmother (Rapunzel Rapunzel – let down your hair!) Pretty spooky stuff, and though I read them avidly during the day, at night I would lie awake in fear of what lurked under the bed…
A few years later my first junior school teacher was Miss Williamson, possibly the most influential of ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at meligranalibri
Henry Sprouse è nato a Messina il 14 Settembre del 1990. Dopo aver vissuto i suoi primi anni di vita a Solarino, nel siracusano, si è poi trasferito a Pizzo (VV). Ha frequentato il Liceo Linguistico “V. Capialbi” di Vibo Valentia. Attualmente vive a Pizzo. Aspirante regista cinematografico. Oltre a Non toccare, ha già pubblicato per l’editore Laruffa di Reggio Calabria L’unica grande ragione per vivere.
Follow me on Twitter at shanzai
Shanzai [alt. sp. shanzhai or Shan Zai] literally means "Mountain Bandit or Fortress" in Mandarin Chinese. It is a phenomenon that goes far beyond the simplistic view of “copycat products” and in popular Chinese cultural usage is used to describe a vendor who operates a business without observing traditional rules or practices -- often resulting in innovative and unusual products or business models. Reading the stories on this website will open your eyes to a whole new business phenomenon that is affecting all of our lives whether we realize it or not.
Read More: About Shanzai.com
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Misty Baker is a full-time wife, mom of three, and a writer. Misty graduated from the University of Louisville in 1998 with a biology degree, but writing has always been her first love. After many years of pursuing life in the biology field and as a mother, she began her writing career in earnest in 2009. She and her husband Bryan reside in Buckner, KY with their three children.
Misty writes fantasy romance under her pen name, Mysti Parker. A Ranger’s Tale was published by Melange Books in January 2010, and is the first in a series. Serenya’s Song, book two of the series, will be published in April, 2012. Other writing credits include “The Carpenter’s Wife”, published in an anthology called Christmas ... read more
An Eggcellent Proposal
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Tom Szollosi has been involved in the writing profession for as long as he can remember. He has many credits in television, five produced motion pictures, two novels, and put in a six-year stint teaching screen writing at UCLA's Extension Program. He is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.
Follow me on Twitter at RBruceWalker
R Bruce Walker
Bruce Walker is a twenty-five year veteran of the advertising industry. As a Copywriter, Creative Director and Senior Executive with two leading global agencies including Ogilvy and BBDO, he has earned numerous accolades and awards for his work. Having recently departed the business for an author’s life, he currently resides near Savannah, Georgia with his wife, Lynne, and two irrepressible Labrador retrievers. JESTERS’ DANCE is his debut novel.
The Last Canary
Follow me on Twitter at hccummings
Hans started writing fantasy when he was 17. That partial manuscript still exists, locked away in a safe place where no one will ever see it. Since then, he has been honing his craft. He grew up in Indiana, Germany, and Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University in 2006.
While writing has always been a part of his life, Hans has worn many hats in his life, from burger flipper, to retail drone, to corneal excision technician, and production coordinator for a small trade organization.
He currently fits in writing in between working his day job and playing role-playing games, watching films, reading, being a foodie and finding the perfect balance between fueling himself with ... read more
Zack Jackson & The Cult of Athos
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Trisha M. Wilson
Trisha M. Wilson lives in Wisconsin. With a degree in History and minors in Math and Business Administration, Ms. Wilson still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. When not regularly contributing on Colbyjack.net, she leads the life of a happy hermit with her three cats and family.
From The Flames
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Born in South Africa, Johannes Gouws has spent the greater part of his adult life in England. Retired from a career of international IT management, Johannes has launched himself into writing; Hot dogs under The Dakota is his first novel.
Hot dogs under The Dakota.
Follow me on Twitter at heyitsgordo
Update (September 2012): I just uploaded a second batch of sausages in short-story casing ("Fifty Shades of Tartan and Other Assorted Love Songs") to go with the first batch uploaded in March ("Tales of the Absurdid"). Very fun. Are they good? Oh hell, I don't know. But they're fun to do, and they're free.
I'm now a two-time e-writer, but not a two-timing one; I'm a luvva not a playa. Anyhoo, I'm based in Toronto, Canada (the apology capital of the world). Hopefully you'll find some of the intended funny stuff funny. The spaghetti theory is in play here - throw enough of it at a wall and some of it will stick.
Hobbies include semi-colons and jogging. Thanks for reading this far; gotta run.
Follow me on Twitter at JadevsJane
India Jade Smith
I just want to
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Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
Danielle lives under the big Texas sky with her two Golden Retrievers. She is a French teacher and enjoys spending her spare time traveling doing mission work, reading, writing, playing guitar and singing. She can also be found dancing and trying her hand at photography. At twenty-four years old Danielle is the seasoned author of “Against All Odds: The Ruby Princess” (2004) and “Le Beau Coeur- The Beautiful Heart” (2009). She is also the author of countless E-readers.
Follow me on Twitter at bomarhe
A Vietnam veteran, Robert Hess served in the Air Force as an aircraft and missile maintenance technician. After leaving the military he became a flight engineer and currently works as an aircraft maintenance technician in the private sector. A cancer survivor since 2006, he lives in Texas with his wife.
Follow me on Twitter at RustyBernard
Rusty Bernard lives in Glasgow and pretends it is NYC. She has been abandoned by her libido, hormones and children but still has her own teeth and a hint of ginger hair!
The Mental Pause
Follow me on Twitter at KatherynLane
I’m a wife, teacher, author and mother of two boisterous boys, so most of my days are taken up with finding lost school shoes, getting stuck in traffic and wondering why I always join the queue that doesn’t move in the supermarket. However, I try to forget these daily problems (and the fact that I burnt the toast again this morning) by losing myself in a good book and writing novels that give readers a break from everyday life.
Open one of my books and escape on an adventure to an exotic location, because it’s easier to buy a book than it is to book an air ticket.
Have a break, read a book!
Treasured By The Sheikh (Book 2 of The Sheikh's Beloved)
Follow me on Twitter at meligranalibri
Chiara Vitetta è nata a Vibo Valentia nel 1985. Scrivere è da sempre la sua più grande passione. Nel 2008 ha pubblicato L’oblio della ragione – Racconti di inevitabile follia per Edizioni del Poggio.
Nel 2010 un suo racconto breve è apparso nell'Antologia Emozioni in bianco e nero. Sempre nel 2010 ha pubblicato il suo primo romanzo Apri gli occhi. Si batte da anni contro l'editoria a pagamento e ha un blog molto seguito e apprezzato: www.chiaravitetta.com.
L’oblio della ragione – Racconti di inevitabile follia viene ripubblicato nella Collana Narrativa inclusa della Meligrana Editore rivisto e arricchito con un nuovo ed appassio-nante racconto intitolato Non guardarmi.
Apri gli occhi
Follow me on Twitter at AlanStarforth
Alan was born a Sagittarian in Heaton in 1964, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He has been married for 25 years and has two grown up sons who both work in IT.
Writing has been a passion for several years and he craves the independence to be able to do it full time.
He writes for relaxation and his sanity what has now brought him to this point of bringing his work into the outside world for others to enjoy.
He has started with the release of THE WAGNERIAN ASSIGNMENT, followed by the Novelette GUISE and is currently working on several other Novels to be released.
Follow me on Twitter at AuthorTagrey
T. A. Grey
I love to write the kind of stories that will keep you up late at night and make your heart pound. It's my goal to make each new book better, more exciting, and more action-packed to keep thrilling you. I'm always trying to push the boundaries with my imagination, and yours, to create something new and different.
Open up one of my novels and you will find hot, erotic stories that will make you laugh out loud, cry, and fly through the pages. I write addictive love stories and I hope you like them.
Visit my website to learn more about my books at www.tagrey.com.
Follow me on Twitter at attwoodrandy
I grew up on the grounds of Larned State Hospital, where my father was its dentist. That was interesting. I went to The University of Kansas during the tumultuous 1960s. That was interesting, too. For the first half of my adult career I worked in newspaper journalism. You couldn't call that boring. I won my share of honors, twice winning the award for investigative reporting from the William Allen White School of Journalism at KU. For the second half of my career I was Director of University Relations at The University of Kansas Medical Center. There were some boring times, but the exciting episodes made up for it. I retired at the end of 2010 from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, where I was its m ... read more
By Pain Possessed
Follow me on Twitter at jenniecoughlin
Jennie Coughlin has lived in small towns her entire life, first in Massachusetts and now in Virginia, and draws heavily on that inspiration for the Exeter series. A life of living in small college towns with lots of history and strong arts communities comes through in her stories about Exeter, a small mill town in the Blackstone Valley of Massachusetts. The name is a nod to the story of the founding of her hometown, but Exeter isn’t based on Franklin or any of the other small towns she's lived in — reality in those places is far too unbelievable to make good fiction.
Coughlin was raised in Franklin, Massachusetts. Her first short story was the final project for a local history unit in middle school, a ... read more
All That Is Necessary
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Welcome to the GOD INVESTIGATOR SERIES (I Spy GI)
Shh, don't tell anyone! We're spies. We're spying on God! Have you ever thought about God? What’s he like? Is he real? Don’t just go by what others have told you. Why not investigate for yourself?
A GIFT FOR YOU: All Series 1 books will be FREE for a limited time. Why not try the free books.
SERIES 1 & SERIES 2
There are 13 books in series 1, and 13 books on the way for series 2. Together this will give you 100 stories, each with related activities.
They're great for individual reading, family fun times or small group activities.
All the ideas you need are provided.
It's a great way to enjoy learning important life skills from God's word.
I want to be a Ch ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at AmosTFairchild
Amos T. Fairchild
Amos T. Fairchild is a farmer, writer, dog collector and destroyer of worlds too numerous to mention who is currently based in blissful and often cyclone ravaged northern Queensland, Australia. Born in April 1962 and author of several novels and short stories, he is currently documenting several significant events in a number of parallel dimensions over a period of some seventy-three million standard years and releasing the details in an ebook format of your choice.
Vampire Planet 2
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I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio in a large, working class, Catholic family. I have been writing for most of my life, but more intensely for the past several years (about 250 poems per year, more or less). My poetry seems to be focused on the natural beauty that surrounds me (which I notice more and more every year) and my Catholic faith. My favorite writer is Thomas Merton. I hope you like my work and will let me know either way!
Poems Collected So Far
Follow me on Twitter at RichardBunning
I am currently a writer of speculative Science Fiction.
Thank you to all who read my books.
I review other peoples works in many genres, specialising in helping promote self published and small publishers authors. My main reviews site is at http://richardbunningbooksandreviews.weebly.com
Another Space in Time, Returns
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In "Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959" I describe myself honestly as a country-gal-gone-city. Moving to the city may also be the deciding factor that delayed my writing career by twenty-five years (any shrinks out there care to speculate?).
I simply had too much fun to finish college, and at nineteen in the late Sixties, found myself as a wife and mother of adventurous twin boys. Nope, I never burned my bra and made it through the Psychedelic era without ever partaking of "mother's little helper."
Decades of left-brain executive level office administration, though, eventually left me artistically stagnant. Feeling the void, I put my creative right brain and early jou ... read more
Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959
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Billy Prowell possesses a pleasing personality. He is warm, friendly and a creative writer. His desire is to restore civility and romance (through his writings) in men and women, including sons and mothers lives who have lost site on what a relationship is suppose to entail. Billy Prowell is a Christian and seasoned Paralegal. He believes that true peace and happiness will manifest in a relationship when God is in the center and all parties are striving to live a pious life. Although his passion is helping others help them self. Since giving up the legal profession, Mr. Prowell pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Addiction Counseling and is now a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. At present, Mr. Prowell is ... read more
I Apologize To All Women in the World From Man
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G A Lanham
I was born in the Grand Canyon, literally, but raised in northern New Mexico. I currently reside just outside of Roswell with my husband and son. When I was seventeen I won publication in the Southwest High School Creative Writing Awards, the first from my school to do so. I later went on to publish a short story in the Roswell Literary Review entitled Dragon's Milk. An Unlikely Place is my debut novel. I am currently working on a sequel, as well as a seperate story about a women facing a choice, slavery through marriage or slavery in a brothel. Please visit my blog and my webpage for updates and upcoming releases. Thank you dear readers. Without you I would not have a voice.
Follow me on Twitter at CharlieNitric
Charlie Nitric holds three college degrees; a Bachelors in Speech Communication, a Masters of Management Degree in Human Resources, and a Masters Degree in Marketing.
He is also the father of two fantastic boys. Still very much himself a kid at heart, Charlie is constantly observing the world around him. Then, with the incredible imagination of a child, he plays with those experiences until the unimaginable becomes the imaginable for his readers.
Through his blog, Nitric entertains countless online readers with his storytelling ability. From a good, hearty laughing fest to crying out in anticipation, readers can’t help but become completely mesmerized with whatever he puts before them.
With writing that is ... read more
A Mother Whispers Goodnight
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I am the author of 'The Second Day' along with Oie Osterkamp. Based on the premise that the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you realize why you were born, 'The Second Day' takes you on a journey with troubled teenager, Sam Williams, as he struggles to find his worth in the world. While not completely a true story, there are many truths found in this novel.
My first book, 'Holy IT!' - A Guide to Finding and Doing Your Thing - Your 'IT' was released in 2009. It was written to help you identify, and start acting on, that thing that you (and those around you) know that you should be doing, but aren't. We all have one. What's yours?
A long-time veteran of the mortgage ind ... read more
The Second Day
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Cathy Preston is a writer, a philosopher, and an artist of both physical and digital forms. Her youtube channels, Ever Evolving Moment (as Loreleila) and Death Is Part Of Life (as FinalTaboo), have touched the hearts, minds, and lives of people around the world. In her works, she is constantly questioning, ever challenging, and always exploring prejudice and limits. When not creating, Cathy may be found communing with the birds and bees, the sea and sky, and those she is close to.
Return To One
Follow me on Twitter at @libiastaire
Libi Astaire is an author and journalist who often writes about Jewish history. Her novel about Spain's crypto-Jews, "Terra Incognita," and her collection of stories for Chanukah, "36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Chanukah" are both available on Smashwords. She is also the author of the award-winning Ezra Melamed Mystery series.
Day Trips to Jewish History