Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Daniel Medway (the real author of this chronicle) is the worthless scion of a proud old Mississippi family that sorely wishes he’d stop mentioning the relationship.
Declared “a waste of a placenta” by his daddy on the day of his birth — a prediction that proved eerily accurate as the years unfolded — Daniel will probably best be remembered for writing some poems that James Dickey (briefly) liked one night on a drunken tear, the Great Harpoon Incident, and the miles of microfilmed evidence the FBI once gathered on him.
Having squandered some early promise in the pursuit of Jim Beam, pretty women, and the perfect stereo system for his complete collection of the Fugs, Daniel recently unearthed a dog-ea ... read more
Wasted Year: The Last Hippies of Ole Miss
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Megan D. Martin
Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.
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Len Robertson is the author of 6 science fiction and fantasy books, including his most recent release, Revelations, which won 3rd place in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Category at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writers Conference.
He is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of the Chicago Tribune and an avid follower of recent activities in astronomy, space travel and the search for life on other planets.
He currently lives in St, Charles, Illinois with his wife and loves to travel to places like Italy, Turkey, and New Zealand.
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Roy B. Blizzard
Dr. Roy B. Blizzard is President of Bible Scholars, Inc., an Austin-based corporation dedicated to biblical research and education. A native of Joplin, Missouri, he attended Oklahoma Military Academy and has a B.A. degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He has an M.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, an M.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. From 1968 to June 1974, he was an instructor in Hebrew, Biblical History and Biblical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Blizzard is today a professor at the American Institute for Advanced Biblical Studies in Little Rock, Arkan ... read more
Mishnah and the Words of Jesus
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Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. She has written three full-length novels and one short story for The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House and is now taking the self-publishing leap with her novella, "Fireworks".
A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading almost anything she can get her hands on, and making life interesting at each and every turn
"Fireworks" is not available in print. All of my other books are available in eBook or print at most online retailers.
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Mark Louis Rybczyk
Radio listeners in Dallas/Fort Worth may know Mark Louis Rybczyk better as 'Hawkeye,' the long time morning host on heritage country station, 96.3 FM KSCS. Mark, an award-winning disc jockey, along with his partner, Terry Dorsey, have the longest-running morning show in Dallas.
Mark is an avid skier, windsurfer and traveler. He is also the host of 'Travel With Hawkeye' a radio and television adventure feature that airs across the country.
The Travis Club is the third book from Mark Louis Rybczyk
The Travis Club
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Born: Yes I was, despite Hitler bombing my family out of house and home in London. I think it was a personal thing between him and me, I had two balls and he didn’t. If I’m right it was some sulk.
The evacuation resulted in my being born a ´Devonshire Dumpling´. I went back to Bideford once, to the actual nursing home where I was launched, no blue plaque yet. I’m pretty sure that must be down to Council cuts.
Schooling: Rotherhithe New Road. That was the Rotherhithe before they got rid of the rats in the riverside warehouses and installed the other sort.
I was actually there, aged nine, when our neighbours Sunday joint floated away on the flood of 1953. Surely everyone alive at the time remem ... read more
On the Edge of Darkness
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Robert A. Hunt
Robert A. Hunt resides in his home land of Canada, British Columbia. The author of the seven published titles, including the Genation series, he enjoys writing science fiction fantasy and remains unpredictable with new perspectives and clever story twists that distinguish, Robert A. Hunt as an author.
The Cross Breed Legend
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Born in England and resident in the US for many years, the obscure use of semantics has always been a passion. That interest is now being directed into concepts that involve multimedia use of words, in the form of anagrams, puns and slogans, for motivation, recognition and entertainment. Through the family company, Varsity Anagram LLC has four primary concepts it promotes: On-A-Roll-Student, Varsity Anagram, Anactagram, and Pro-Tolerance, grouped together on the website www.varsityvocab.com and related websites.
Anactagram First Volume
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I am a lawyer by trade. However, if you are familiar with the field, then I'm sure you know that it is anything but satisfying to a creative mind, and so by night, I write. A lover of all things written, spoken and harmonized, my home has always been found in words. My home is in Columbia, SC and my work is in Charlotte, NC. Hello to my fellow light rail commuters! My chihuahua, Lady, is ridiculously friendly for her breed, and so if you ever see us out and about at the pet stores, be sure to say, "Hi!" Most of my spare time is spent hanging out with friends and family and updating my stories.
My debut novel, Amended Hearts, arose out of my frustration with one simple question: "What's it like to date outsi ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at spoonybardon
Melinda Bardon drinks coffee by the pint and writes piles of science fiction and fantasy in a garden house filled with too many doors (and one that she's saving to open for just the right time).
She is currently embarking on a year-long journey called Tale-a-Week, where she publishes one short story every Sunday no matter what. She is also working on her first full-length fantasy novel about a realm that finds itself abruptly without magic.
Follow me on Twitter at KLOB_writer
Kevin L. O'Brien
Kevin L. O'Brien was born with a pen in his hand.
Well, not quite, but he has been writing for as long as he can remember, at least since First Grade. Writing has always been his first, true love, but it hasn't always been his career. He worked for 15 years as a biomedical researcher, then for 3 years as a web designer. However, after 30 years of trying to be published in print with little success, he has decided to try his hand at self-publishing. Most of his works will be sold as ebooks through Smashwords, Kindle, and Kobe, but he also plans to make some available for free on Wattpad.
He writes primarily speculative fiction -- fantasy, science fiction, horror, and their sub-genres -- but he also likes to tr ... read more
The Adventure of the Cats' Peril
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Greetings to all the Smashwords readers and publishers, as well as the general audience outside of Smashwords that every day make the world more interesting and amazing with their countless stories depicted within books/e-books. I am a proficient writer of multiple genres and the original creator of the horror series "Dread Diery", a trilogy based upon the paranormal and the protagonist Stephanie's journey to save herself from the evil entities that haunt her daily as she struggles to mediate between who or what breathes the air of life and those that mimic in deceit. Please support the Dread Diery movement, the story, or anything involving mentioned series as it grows and expands to more readers that would be ... read more
Dread Diery: First Encounters
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I have been writing since a young age and have always had a unique perspective of the mad world around me.
My poetry is at its best when dark, but I can find moments to be softer.
I simply enjoy writing and hope people can find some poems they like from my collection.
My first self published book is called ‘Thoughts in Rhyme’ , which is a journey through life in poetry.
My influences are; samurai tradition, aromatherapy, psychology, London, religion, working world, relationships, death, abuse, music, film and the media.
Follow me on Twitter at justoutsidebox
Martina lives in Melbourne with her partner Jonathan, two daughters Saskia and Katja and two golden retrievers Harry and Murphy.
She works as an engineer and in her spare time enjoys cartooning and writing. She is particularly fond of the dung beetle and often wishes Doug and his family would set up permanent residence in her back yard to deal with the dung from her two dogs.
Doug the Dung Beetle - The long roll home
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Cindy Traxler has been writing since she was very young. “From the Inside” is her 2nd published work; “Womanness,” a book of poetry, was published in 2001. Cindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing, from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Hamline University.
Fat, Black, and Broke
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John S. Weiss
I was born in New York City and have lived here most of my life. After college, I went into the advertising/marketing business and had a very successful career. That ended abruptly when I was diagnosed with cancer, and I spent several years fighting my battle for survival. During countless hours of chemo therapy, I perfected the art of meditation, which really helped me retain my sanity. One night I fell asleep after my meditation and awoke in a very fascinating dimension that turned out to be the afterlife. (You're rolling your eyes.) After a whole series of profound experiences that taught me everything from the origins of religion to a revolutionary biological science, I decided to chronicle it all in a book ... read more
Life Goes On, A Skeptic's Afterlife Education
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A pastry chef with a fondness for the hot & sultry, Betty whisks her readers into a frothy frenzy with her succulent stories. She's learned that erotica is a lot like baking - it demands the right balance of spices, the longing of anticipation, the soft crunch of flaky pastry, and the willingness to experiment, add salt, and never let anything be off limits.
Going Down in the Great Outdoors
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About Mia Downing…
Mia Downing started creating heroes at age four, but her heroes back then rode ponies to the rescue and only gave chase kisses on the cheek. Today, Mia's heroes still rescue those in need, but the price of their toys and the expertise of their seduction leads to a lot more. When Mia isn't busy creating new stories for her readers she fills in as an underwear model for a prestigious lingerie company. She also lives in New England with her family, and enjoys horses and knitting.
Fun facts: Mia can juggle poorly, create balloon animals, and face paint. She was the hit entertainment of two family parties. No clown suits were involved.
Follow me on Twitter at @LJ_Anderson_
L.J. Anderson is an American author, and child of the eighties living in Alabama with her supportive husband. She is an avid reader of Erotica, Romance, and Dystopian fiction, and enjoys dabbling in graphic design and photography when she isn’t peddling smut.
Writing was never something she imagined herself doing when she graduated high school in 2002 with the aspirations to become a world class chef. Though L.J. never made it to culinary school, she pushed forward, working various jobs while using her free time to indulge in more creative exploits. She still enjoys cooking, but writing has become her true passion.
Her recent releases include Sophie’s Sweet Temptation—the first in the Sweet Temptations ... read more
Their Little Girl
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Dolores W. Maroney
Dolores has been married to the same wonderful guy for thirty-three years. They have two lovely daughters and a black lab. She makes her home in the wilds of New Jersey (yes, there are wilds in NJ). A Texan with familial roots that go all the way back to the Republic of Texas, Dolores says you can take the girl out of Texas, but...well, you know the rest.
She's been a stay-at-home mom for most of her married life - a job she says is under-rated on the difficulty scale. Now that her girls are grown, she's still available to them anytime, day or night, but she fills her days with writing romance novels and reading.
Dolores is a best-selling, multi-published author of erotic romance under the pseudonym, Roz Lee.
Follow me on Twitter at charlieboone
I caught the writing bug way back in second grade when I won a contest for one of my stories. Since that time I have kept up with my writing but my life took a different turn.I moved to New York City and began working in the TV/Film business. Fifteen years later I became a stay at home dad, and started writing books for younger readers. At the moment I'm giving e-books a try and I hope you enjoy the ones that I have released.Please let me know how you like them. Thanks for looking at my profile... Charlie
The Tiny Book Of Colors.
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USA TODAY Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She likes dramatic opera music, staid old men wearing suspenders, claw-foot bathtubs and unexpected surprises.
The thing she likes best is getting to make up stuff for a living.
Keep up with the Alexanders!
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Christmas with The Alexanders (The Alexanders, Book 3.5)
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Wendy Dolber is the founder of Dialogues in Self Discovery LLC and Director of The Center for the Option Method. Wendy has been an Option Method teacher for almost forty years and has conducted workshops and lectures on The Option Method, most recently at Marble Collegiate Church, Center for Conscience Living, Clear Mountain Zen Center, among others. Wendy met Bruce Di Marsico in 1971 at a New York City training institute for group therapy techniques. After completing her studies and receiving a Group Leader certificate, she went on to study with Bruce. It was the start of a relationship that was to last over twenty-five years, until his death in 1995. As a result of their extensive association, Wendy has an ... read more
The Guru Next Door, A Teacher's Legacy
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Daniel J. Weber
I am a writer primarily. I say primarily because how can one describe themselves completely with just simple words. If anyone can describe something using words, a writer should have the right to do so... and since I'm a writer, I guess I qualify for self-description...
I write whatever comes to mind, but general enjoy delving into things of a fantastic nature. (Does that make my writing fantastic? I will leave that to your discernment.) I like to write about topics and themes concerning self-discovery, self-esteem, and how the world around us effects who we were, are, and will become. Where I live in particular is of little consequence, for I spend much of my time in my own imagination. If, however, you were ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at promiseword
Joel Atilade is a Pastor, a Publisher and a qualified graphic designer by profession with over 30 years of graphic design and printing experience in the UK.
Joel Atilade has published several business books in the past such as International business directory, UK ethnic business directory, health magazine and sports news paper and his press print books for other writers.
Joel Atilade is married with children who are a constant source of love and support to him. For more information about the author please visit www.promiseword.com
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I've been hospitalized in Nevada, robbed in Phuket, lost in Marrakech, and mildly inconvenienced in Mumbai, and yet the manuscripts survived, and the tales continued to grow in the telling.
Hi, I'm Chike Deluna, author of The Mistress of the Web series and The Pornographer's Party & Other Stories, a collection of horror shorts guaranteed to get under your skin. I write Gothic Sci-fi & Epic Fantasy, and Horror with lashings of tragic romance. I hope you're tempted to sample my work, just a nibble, I promise it won't hurt much when the hook sinks in.
Mistress of the Web Vol 4: The Blue Book
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Praveen Rajarao writes for www.techivy.com. His topics are purely technology related articles on the TechIVY. When he is not completely obsessed with his work career as a software tech lead, he spends time blogging and helping out other bloggers with tips and advice. Guest posts are welcome at TechIVY.
How To Stop Worrying & Start Blogging
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Judy (Junte and Diety) Lohman is a writers couple from Holland, active since 2007.
Like the British couple Nicci French, they write literary thrillers, but also novels and travel books. Moreover they write columns and articles for several magazines and newspapers. They publish their eBooks on www.amazon.com, and also Dutch sites like www.ebook.nl and www.bol.com .
Diety Lohman was born and raised in Friesland, the northern part of the Netherlands. As a child she lived on a farm in this remote and sparsely populated area. She studied Economics (with honors) at the University of Amsterdam. After her studies she worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young and later on as a manager in the non-profit sector. Her mott ... read more
Caught in the American dream Stigmatized
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Claudio Ellero, nato a Venezia nel 1966, vive e lavora nella terraferma veneziana. Pur non seguendo studi letterari, fin da giovane ha sentito la letteratura come la più naturale forma d’arte in grado di stimolare e attirare la sua sensibilità. Negli anni la sua lettura ha dato molto spazio alla poesia. La curiosità lo ha portato a leggere inizialmente autori classici, per poi stringere l’orizzonte sempre più su autori di lingua italiana, se non addirittura del triveneto, specie nel caso di poeti. Questa esigenza, forse, altro non è che un percorso che lo riconduce sempre alla propria realtà locale, fino alla continua e inquieta ricerca di sé e del suo spazio. Tra gli autori che, talvolta anche con s ... read more
Vorrei essere figlio della Luna
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Born in Tennessee, but my heart's in Boston and my ass is in North Carolina. I was inspired to become a writer in 2nd grade after reading Treasure Island. I self published 9 book-zines of poetry and vignettes back in the mid-late 90's. Since then I've spent my time working on novels, blogging, and doing reviews for a couple different websites.
I'm a movie fanatic with deep love for horror films, noir, spaghetti westerns, Euro-trash, and dark sci-fi. Writers who I hold in high esteem are Don Bajema, Kathy Acker, Jim Thompson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Philip K Dick, Lydia Lunch, Hubert Selby, Flannery O'Connor, William Gibson, and Nick Tosches-to name a few.
I'll be buried in my Black Flag t-shirt and Alice Coop ... read more
City Long Suffering First Movement
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There are some kids who can do all the actions, sing all the words, smile for the camera, read every book and write their name backwards. And there are some kids who spend most of their time staring off into space. James Warwood was a star-gazer.
Twenty years later and James still spends most of his adult life day-dreaming, only now his day-dreams become children's stories.
Birthday: 20th July
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Animal: Squirrels
Hobbies: Running, playing bass guitar, watching F1, and drawing silly cartoons (though not all at once)
49 Questions to Annoy Your Parents
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Ryan Speck is a writer, or at least that's what he keeps teling himself.
Hailing originally from Atlanta, he made the journey cross-country in a covered wagon to Seattle, losing a wife and three children along the way to smallpox, diptheria, and the consumption.
He's written quite a few short stories and spent several years writing music reviews and columns for Industrial Nation magazine and ReGen webzine, though he's best-unknown for the publication of The Big Rusty Lie, a non-mystery revolving around the exploits of Bernardo Walterhaus, detective extrordinaire.
When not avoiding writing by doing almost anything else, Ryan can be found sleeping or yelling at his cats.
The Charles Whitman Sampler
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My name is Jana and I founded "delighted photography school" because I am passionate about photography. I love it not because of the technical aspects but because of the indefinite creative possibilities it holds. I think that photography is an art form which gives everybody the opportunity to fully be themselves, express themselves, and be free of the bonds the everyday life wants to bind us with. Don't let everybody tell you that photography consists of shutter-times, apertures and light-meterings! No, it is more, far more.
This is the reason our ebooks engage in the emotional part of photography. We don't talk much about technology, only so much as we think to be necessary to understand what we want to show ... read more
Wabi-Sabi Photo School - The Beauty of Photography
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Peter Heisser was born in Hamburg/Germany, but is nowadays living in Båstad/Sweden. After his career in Marketing he spends most of his time with his interest in genealogy and medieval and early modern history, which resulted in his first book "Häxjägaren" about witch hunts in the german town of Lindheim, which has also been published in German under the title "Der Hexenjäger" and in English "The Witch Hunter".
Peter Heisser är född i Hamburg, men är numera bosatt i Båstad. Efter en mångårig karriär inom Marketing ägnar han sig nuförtiden mest åt sina intressen släktforskning samt medeltids- och den tidigmoderna tidens historia, vilket har resulterat i hans första bok "Häxjägaren" om häxför ... read more
The Witch Hunter
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Alex W. Williams
Alex Williams lives in Southern Oregon with his wife, Kalinda, and his four, rapidly growing boys; Kellen, Kyan, Jensen, and Ethan. Besides being a family man, Alex spends the majority of his time writing novels and screenplays, making movies, reading, or playing video games. His favorite authors include Stephen King, R.L. Stine, James Patterson and J.K. Rowling.
Queen Anne #1: The Boy From The Moon
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Michael Tinker Pearce
Michael Tinker Pearce and Linda Pearce are a husband-and-wife writing team that live in Seatttle, Wa. They wrote the Foreworld Novellas 'The Shield Maiden' & 'Tyr's Hammer' They have recently finished their first novel, 'Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman.' They are currently working on numerous projects including the next novel in the Dwarven Rifleman Series.
Michael 'Tinker' Pearce got the nickname 'Tinker' in the 1980's when he was at various times a soldier, college student, a bodyguard, a private investigator, a meat-carver at a restaurant, a police officer, an illustrator, heavy equipment operator, cover-copy writer, outlaw road-racer, Drill Instructor Candidate, receptionist, executive assistant to the head ... read more
What Happens in Dubai
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Kitty French is the disreputable alter-ego of a full time romantic comedy writer. She lives in the UK with her husband, two little boys and the oldest cat in the land.
Knight and Day
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Suzy Ayers is an Amazon Bestselling Author of both Sara's Awakening and Miranda's Amulet in Fantasy (Metaphysical/Visionary) hit #1 and #2. Fantasy Encounter with a Dom hit #14 in erotic fiction on the Amazon bestseller list and Erotic Fantasies hit #1 and #12 on the bestseller list in single author and women's fiction.
Suzy has multiple Erotica titles that have also been in the Amazon Bestseller lists within the free categories. Grave Hauntings rocks the occult free top 100 consistently and hit #58 for paranormal urban. Erotic Fantasies is also now listed as free and continues to hit those lists, as well as her other erotic anthology Sexy Holiday Bites.
Her main focus is Romance, which crosses many genres in ... read more
Grave Hauntings: Where Sexy and Sinful Meets Dark and Chilling
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Ariane Arborene has been publishing femdom erotic fiction since 2010. Starting with short stories that depicted very specific fetishes and S&M activities, Arborene has branched out into writing more relationship-oriented novellas. These books focus on the power exchange, the sexual give-and-take, between a powerful woman and her submissive man. High quality erotic fiction. Plaza 15 Publishing. email@example.com
The Masturbator Wife
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With all the alluring creatures available in the fantasy genre, there is no end to the inspiration that keeps Lilly’s muse up at night. Her recipe: Start with choice characters, marinate in fantasy (any of the delicious sub-genres will do) add a heavy dash of romance, and mix in a generous portion of hot and heavy throughout the cooking cycle. Lilly has been writing for many years and has multiple books published with a different small press under a pseudonym. Look for her full-length novel, Valkyrie Awakening, winter of 2013!