Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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"Astoria Story" is a true story written from the heart. If you have ever had a relationship (or a failed one) or a child (or a disabled one) you will find something to relate to in this book. Ladies, it is a "chick" book. Gentleman, discover your inner feminine side.
"Astoria Story" chronicles a marriage that falls off the tracks and the struggle to diagnose and raise a child with autism. It has been described by others as "inspiring" and "passionate." It is a serious book that is not a formula or genre book. If true stories of courage and perseverance interest you, read "Astoria Story."
Please take a look, you will laugh and you will cry. For further insight into what you may encounter within the pages, pl ... read more
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Melissa Hogan is a lawyer by training, writer by passion, and advocate by necessity. She is the creator and founder of SavingCase.com, a website dedicated to her son Case's fight against Mucopolysaccharidosis II or Hunter Syndrome, a rare disease affecting an estimated 2,000 boys worldwide. Case was miraculously diagnosed at the age of two after Melissa's mother, a registered nurse, saw an episode of Mystery Diagnosis about a boy with Hunter Syndrome. Since that time, Melissa has refocused her experience as a lawyer and strategic consultant to researching, writing, and speaking about topics so that newly diagnosed families do not have to "recreate the wheel" when being thrust into this new life of caring for a ... read more
Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children
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A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the author of "The Box of Daughter: Overcoming a Legacy of Emotional Abuse" and two books on the acting business: "Smart Actors, Foolish Choices" and "Acting A to Z", both published by Back Stage Books. Her short story, The Last Visit, which is based on the last time she visited her father in hospice care, won the Honorable Mention award in the 2011 Warren Adler Short Story Contest. "The Box of Daughter" is based on the title poem in her book of poems, "The Box of Daughter and Other Poems."
Publication credits include Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, S ... read more
The Last Visit
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Grandmaster Ted Gambordella
9th Degree Black Belt
47 Years teaching experience
World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1998
Grandmaster Instructor of the Year 2000
International Weapons Master Instructor of Year 2001
Martial Arts Weapons Hall of Fame 2001
World Head of Family Sokeship Council 1999
Martial Art Legends Hall of Fame 2001
Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame 2002
World Black Belt Hall of Fame 2003
Personal Trainers Hall of Fame 2007
Karate Masters Hall of Fame 2011
3 Times US Karate Sparring Champion
2 Times USA Karate Weapons Champion
Author 42 Books
100 Deadliest Karate Moves
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Author of the popular Damaged Posse series who happily resides in Austin, Texas.
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Fantastic Books Publishing
Hello and thanks for checking us out.
Here at Fantastic Books Publishing we believe in transparency, fairness, honesty and philanthropy. These are the principles that guide our business.
I'm Daniel, FBP's CEO, and I live in East Yorkshire in a small farmhouse in the middle of nowhere with my wife Gabi. We enjoy cooking, walking the dog, reading, writing and wrestling with home made recipes from days gone by.
My main passion is astronomy which luckily doesn't encroach on my publishing time.
My wife's main passion is photography.
Together we run Fantastic Books Publishing, an independent publishing house based in East Yorkshire.
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Author of dark tales and misery, humor and inquisitions on life.I write all things from the humorous side of life to the darker more tragic and terrifying parts that lurk in the shadows ready to severe your spine.
Enim In Mortuus
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Franklin E. Wales
The author of five novels and numerous shorter works of fiction and nonfiction, Frank prefers the title of Storyteller to Novelist or Journalist. "It's a time honored tradition passed down through our parents and our grandparents," he says. "No matter what I am writing, it is my goal to entertain you with the story I'm telling."
Born and raised in Conway, NH, Frank now lives with his beautiful photographer wife, Jacki, in the South Florida home they share with their two dogs and a cat named Oz (as in Wizard of).
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Blair writes about people, passions and passionate people. People without passion are, well, too dull for words. Most of the strongest passions are either erotic or have an erotic undercurrent, so Blair enjoys jumping feet first into fictional explorations of erotic possibilities.
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I am a 32 year old mother of two, and a self confessed procrastinator. I live in Florida, and love the hot weather, but definitely not the bugs. I love reading, and you can find me reading something new almost every other day. I am a sucker for a good romance novel, and can't seem to stop clicking "buy book" on my iPad.
I am currently developing a YA series called The Syren
The Sword and The Prophet
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I am a father of 2 and a fictional writer. My stories are written from the ghost's perspective, and I am also working on a 5 book vampire series. I look forward to getting my stories out to the world. I Have co-authored a published book already called "Beyond Life - The Ghost Chronicles" with my good friend Sandy Wells.
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After writing professionally for 15 years, I have been published over 100 times in magazines and newspapers. I am currently a reporter with The Mississauga News and have had articles printed in Today's Bride, GoodLife Magazine, The View, Vigour Magazine and more. My last blog project, where I wrote a monthly guide to surviving pregnancy, drew the attention of award winning writer, public speaker and television personality Kathy Buckworth.
"Debbie has a great writing style. Her forthright style and ability to find humour in even the most unfunny situations is impressive."
Kathy Buckworth, author of "The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood"
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Most of my favorite activities involve words and language. In addition to writing, I work as a freelance copyeditor, helping other writers to sharpen their skills. I also love the theatre, film, and television - any vehicle for telling a good story! I have a masters degree in music and perform with a local bagpipe band, and I've held a variety of jobs over the years: short-order cook, day care provider, ice cream packer, and driver for a courier company. My other published writing includes several essays on popular culture and a two-volume epic fantasy novel cowritten with my good friend and New York Times bestselling author, Susan Sizemore.
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Rob Mahan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Linda and the two Schnauzers who are his constant writing companions. Inspired by a dream shortly after his only son graduated from college and moved across the country, An Irish Miracle is Rob’s first full-length novel.
An Irish Miracle
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Six years ago, I remember seeing my parents struggling to make ends meet; not being able to buy the things they wanted because of poor credit. Then the Great Recession hit the U.S. and our problems became even worse. I began hearing more and more from my Mom and Dad about how they mismanaged their finances and credit but I did not understand what they were talking about. Finally, at the age of 18 three years ago, I sat down with my Dad and he started to explain to me what "credit" was and how they had failed to handle their financial affairs properly and how 'bad credit' caused my parents to suffer needlessly in this bad economy. I began doing my own research and found out that there was no one source of inform ... read more
Mastering Your Credit - 2012
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Rocznik 1967. Z wykształcenia prawnik, z zawodu reporter. Przez prawie dwadzieścia lat związany z „Gazetą Wyborczą”, w której publikował głównie reportaże historyczne. Jego teksty ukazywały się w również w „Radarze”, „Na przełaj”, „Po prostu”, „Polityce”, „Pressie”.
W 1997 r. opublikował pierwszą książkę „Humer i inni”. Opowiadała o zbrodniarzach stalinowskich, którzy przeżyli bezkarnie kilka dziesięcioleci PRL-u, aby dopiero na starość stanąć przed sądem III Rzeczpospolitej. Autor otrzymał wyróżnienie Stowarzyszenia Dziennikarzy Polskich za reportaż, od którego pochodził tytuł książki.
W 2001 r. ukazała się jego książka „Bolesław Niejasny ... read more
Humer i inni
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Nelson V. Brasil
I was born, Nelson Vieira Brasil, in San Jose California on August 12th 1984. Being the first generation in my family born in the United States. I am full-blooded Portuguese, my family hails from the small island of São Jorge, Açores. The Açores islands can be found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there are nine islands in all, and they are all a part of Portugal.
I grew up in San Jose constantly surrounded by my many uncles and aunts. To this day, most of my uncles, aunts, and cousins are within a 5-minute drive from my house. We get together during the week for dinner, and sometimes during the weekend for birthday parties, or to just play some cards. I love my family, and would be lost without them. ... read more
I DOn't REMEMBER
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B L Hoffman
Brenda L. Hoffman - I'm married and live in Indianapolis, IN with my husband of 25 years. I worked in the insurance industry for 34 years before starting my first book. I'm enjoying the flexibility of staying at home and working on my writing. I hope the readers enjoy my books and come back to read my future stories!
The Incidental Inheritance
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Sujeiry Gonzalez, often referred to as “The Latina Carrie Bradshaw,” is a funny and vibrant relationship (non)expert that tells it like it is – just add a little more sass, a lot more Bacardi and ton of laughs. This sassy single gal has rocked the relationship market since early 2006, and today contributes her pearls of wisdom to Galtime.com, CupidsPulse.com, VOXXI.com, Mamiverse.com, YourTango.com, and DivineCaroline.com.
Her comedic personality, unique voice and irrefutable talent have also granted her the opportunity to share her relationship highs and lows with a number of media channels, including: PIX Morning News, Latina Magazine, Telemundo, Mega 97.9, SoLatina, amongst others.
Sujeiry’s newe ... read more
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Matt Sherman, author of the book and DVD combo Picture Yourself Shooting Pool, has appeared dozens of times in major newspapers and popular TV channels promoting and teaching the sport of pool and other entertainment.
Sherman is an instructional columnist at one of the world's top websites, About.com, and has also appeared internationally on television and in print. As an entertainer and emcee, he has worked with CIA intelligence officers, movie actors, jazz singers and rock guitarists. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, Discovery, HGTV, VH-1, TNN, C-SPAN, and on radio, and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Las Vegas Sun, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Time and Time Europe.
The Laws of Attraction: Christian Myths and Facts About Pickups, Dating and Relationships
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I was born just after man landed on the moon. I grew up with New Wave and Friday Night Videos as the soundtrack to my teen years. My first computer was a Commodore 64 that I bought with money I earned from Sea Cadet camp. I was a geek when it wasn't cool, tapped into an international FidoNet and an Internet no one knew about at 1200 baud.
My Mom was a Navy Wife; my Dad was an Officer and a gentleman. I stole my Dad's National Geographic and Popular Science magazines. My Mom gave me her wisdom, patience and and enough rope.
The Berlin Wall fell during my first try at University. I served during the Persian Gulf War as the first shocks of the New World Order started rippling outwards.
I was married, had ... read more
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Loretta McNary is an accomplished television talk show host, a highly requested empowerment speaker, business consultant, advocate and philanthropist. She has been in the communication and broadcasting industries for more than 15 years. She has hosted several popular TV and radio talk shows, and is currently the host and executive producer of “The Loretta McNary Show”. She is also a host for “On Cable Tonite,” a TV talk show broadcast on Comcast Channel 17. Her mission is to inspire, motivate and encourage as many people—especially our youth—to live joyful, well-balanced and productive lives.
Loretta is the founder of PINK EAGLES Inc., a non-profit leadership development, social etiquette and tra ... read more
Faith for the Next Step
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I was going to have many premonitions happen throughout my life. The life and death insights of future events have amazed me. I have tried to use the information I have gained to help protect people by passing it to the persons in need or agencies that can use it. I wrote this book about this so others would understand what this is about. I made a promise to report any life threatening situation to the F.B.I. I have done this several occasions as noted in my stories and as reported in national news reports.
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Anya Breton is an author and web monkey with an obsession for nail polish and rubber chickens. Her fears include Peeps and people who hate clowns. She lives in the Midwest with her significant other.
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Erin Searles is addicted to stories in any medium. She was determined to be a writer from a young age, despite her parents telling her that mathematically inclined girls do better as accountants, actuaries or software engineers.
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I write under pen name Lexi Buchanan, erotica and Alison Chaffin Higson, Contemporary Romance.
I live with my family in Virginia and apart from my husband and kids it includes, 6 cats and a dog who thinks she is a cat!
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La Fuoco Edizioni, giovane e dinamica casa editrice di Roma, nasce grazie ad una passione incodizionata per il sapere come chiave alla libertà umana.
Specializzata in pubblicazioni di saggistica storico-politica e di narrativa contemporanea, si distingue per la ricerca di opere di pregio, ma con un'attentenzione particolare anche alla sperimentazione di nuovi generi.
I segreti del debito pubblico
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Lives in Southampton, England, but this could be described as enemy territory being a lifelong Portsmouth fan.
Married, father of two, who occasionally risks marital wrath to write books about what happened to old footballers once they had hung up their boots.
Where Are They Now? - Portsmouth FC
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Dick W. Nowakowski
Wladyslaw Ryszard Nowakowski known to his friends and associates as Dick, was born in Poland and immigrated to Australia in 1950. Later he studied photography at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Melbourne. He married in 1956.
During his mid twenties and late forties, Dick, together with his sweetheart and future wife, and a few friends, ventured into skin and SCUBA diving. They spent a lot of their time searching and experimenting in salt water as well as fresh water locations.
In 1964 he accepted the position of Company Photographer with Caterpillar of Australia. His work took him all over Australia and the South Pacific Islands. Dick spent nearly eighteen years
producing visual and often w ... read more
Cape Schanck Adventure
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Tarryn Fisher was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently resides on the west coast, and is at work on her second novel; Dirty Red.
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When I’m not writing, I’m usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there’s at least a bit of romance, I’ll load it on my kindle. I also love to cook. And someday I will create the world’s best potsticker.
In the Band
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Deborah Calla has been working in the entertainment and publishing business for the past 10 years as a writer and a producer.
She’s currently writing a MOW (movie of the week) for ABC Family.
Deborah is a Huffington Post blogger and the founder of www.theloveprojectinc.com. A website dedicated to writings on love, hope, grief, coping and community.
In 2009, her screenplay, co-written with Wendy Hammond, was produced under the title A Beautiful Life, starring Dana Delany, Debi Mazar, Bai Ling, and Jesse Garcia.
As a producer, Deborah worked on: BEAT THE WORLD (2010 Brazil Producer) A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2009 producer/co-writer) LOST ZWEIG (2002 co-producer) DREAM HOUSE (1997- producer).
TV highlights are: ... read more
The Yummy Book: 25 Life Recipes for Happy Living
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Kevin Allen – Metawriter / Alphawriter (1975 – and still going) Born in Jamaica and raised until the age of 10. I then migrated to Cambridge MA and attended the Charles G. Harrington middle school and then Somerville High school. I have always found myself to have a deeper understanding of words and their connotation than most people do. I also saw the comical sides to words with dark meanings and the darker meaning to words that were supposed to be kind; trust me they’re there. Wordplay has always been one of the more fascinating things to me. I began writing small bits of information. In 1996 I completed and copied “Deadly Sinners”, still available in Library of Congress. Today I am working on: Into ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at @KayStockham
Kay Stockham always wanted to be a writer, ever since the age of seven or eight when she copied the pictures out of a Charlie Brown book and rewrote the story because she didn't like the plot. Through the years her stories have changed but one characteristic stayed true--they were all romances. Each and every one of her manuscripts included a love story.
Published in 2005 with Harlequin Superromance, Kay's first release was a Waldenbooks Bestseller. Kay has also been a HOLT Medallion, Book Buyers Best and RITA Award finalist who has contracted fourteen books with Harlequin Superromance and a novella with Berkley Publishing. The Crash Before Christmas is her first release with Kindred Spirits Publishing.
Born a ... read more
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Nacido en Basauri Euzkadi España
Vivo en Puebla-México
Ganador del premio LH 2010 de Novela negra
Finalista premio Iberoamericano de Novela 2011
Finalista premio Casino de Mieres de Novela 2009
Caminos Cruzados 2010
Asesinato en la isla de los gansos 2011
Enciclopedia del Crimen y el sadismo
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As a mature U.S. Expat living in Mexico, I have found time to write and appreciate life.
Also, as an avid reader, and former typesetter with journalistic training, my vocation now is writer and author. Dorothy Sayers gets a lot of credit for my transformation. I so enjoyed her works, I decided to try my hand at writing a novel. It has been a wonderful adventure and excellent education.
With a wide range of reading interests, I lean towards mysteries, science-fiction, and non-fiction subjects like astronomy, geography and history for starters.
I enjoy the community of writers. I have known and meet many wonderful writers over the last 30 years and continue to meet more.
p.s. My author photo was taken at the ... read more
Recipes from the Kitchen of a Frugal Non-Cook
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Mel Ushikubo began writing at the age of 8, to pass the long days spent in bed with chronic childhood illnesses. Her characters went on fabulous adventures and always found a way to slay the dragons which she could not in real life. Now Mel is an energetic writer, musician and healer, actively looking for ways to make the world a better place for everyone. Her stories are filled with exciting challenges and the amazing ability for human beings to grow and find their power. Mel was born in Pembroke, Canada and now lives in Tokyo Japan with her husband and daughter.
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Retired Aerospace and Defense Professional in Quality Assurance with Honeywell after 37 years. Veteran US Coast Guard, married with combined family of four children, living in Green Valley, Az.
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Very few people get to do what they love for a living. Fortunately for me, I love children, so working with them on a daily basis is a passion of mine. My other significant passion, as you may have guessed, is writing. I have been captivated by the power of the written word ever since grade school, and my love affair with literature has only grown stronger over the years. I wrote my first book back in 5th grade (I even illustrated it myself ☺) and I’ve been writing – in one form or another – ever since. Writing is in my DNA. Even when I hate it, it is a loathing that sprouts from the black sands of intense affection. If I had no computer, I would write on paper. If I had no paper, I would write in the d ... read more
The Merchants of Men
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Alyssa Linn Palmer
Alyssa has many passions. Fortunately, none of them are prohibited. When she isn’t working, she’s writing dark tales inspired by mid-20th-century noir books and films, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, and reading.
Moonlight & Love Songs
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Mal Duane, Certified Recovery Coach is an Alpha Chick extraordinaire. She built a multi-million dollar real estate company from scratch, has a dream marriage, and, as a certified Professional Life and Recovery Coach, is deeply involved with helping women discover and use their connection with the divine power within, to become their own version of an Alpha Chick. Her life experience, including recovering from a decades-long struggle with alcoholism, has provided her with extensive hands-on, in-the-trenches experience for taking hold of a life and bringing forward the potential that lies buried beneath the scars and hurts. In 2007, she built the Katherine Holly School in Mali, West Africa, which educates 100 chi ... read more
Alpha Chick, Five steps for moving from pain to power