Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Paul Merriman brings more than 40 years experience as an educator and financial advisor, and is considered a national authority on personal finance, especially in the areas of mutual funds, buy-and-hold and asset allocation. Now retired, his passion is to educate and empower through his new "How To Invest Series", with current and concise investment information to help readers ensure a secure retirement. All profits from the sale of his books are donated to non-profit educational organizations.
Merriman is also author of "Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money!" and "Financial Fitness Forever", written for his Public Broadcasting System special, "Financial Fitness After 50". He is founder and president of Me ... read more
101 Investment Decisions Guaranteed to Change Your Financial Future
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Michael Jennings was raised and educated in Seattle, Washington. He was the fourth born of a large Catholic family of eleven children. He remained in Seattle until joining the Navy shortly after graduating from high school. After completing his naval service, he went to work for The Boeing Company while attending college.
In 1971, he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he pursued his college degrees on a full-time basis—graduating from Loretto Heights College (now Regis University) in 1973 with two B.A. degrees (Behavioral Sciences & Sociology) before moving on to the University of Colorado where he obtained an M.A. degree in Sociology (1974). In 1978, he returned to Seattle and The Boeing Company before ... read more
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Amber J. Vadner
Amber J. Vadner is a writer, aspiring philanthropist, Liberal Arts student, and mom. Her keen interest in philosophy, human nature, self-autonomy, and child development has been the catalyst for her passion of writing to inspire and instill hope in every single person she crosses paths with. Her goal through writing is to be able to influence through the power of suggestion while providing peace of mind, so all can have the life they desire.
Her interests include reading, learning, cooking, baseball, and devoting herself to her family. She lives in Sacramento, CA with her two sons.
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Irma Walter was born in 1956 in Baden-Baden, Germany into a local small-scale business family. A childhood centered around the love of music, philosophies, crafts and books eventually led her to set out to travel Europe and spend twelve years in India.
After returning to Germany she started to work in English language training for companies and tutoring students.She teaches along the findings of the Ranschburg effect.
Her interests include classical homeopathy, deaf sign language, archery, the I Ching, cliniclowning and Romania. She plays the guitar and sings decently.
She's proud to share ancestors with Carl Stumpf, the father of Gestalt psychology and Phenomenology and pioneer of ethnomusicology.
Irma Wal ... read more
Laddie and Fips
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I was born in Ohio. I currently reside in West Virginia. I graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology, with a Bachelors of Science. I am currently working as a substitute teacher. I have published many poems in the schools literary book "The Image".
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When Ms. Palmer is not riding horses, chasing chickens or herding cats, she is passionately writing, blogging or freelancing. She's the mother of two sons, an adventurer in life and spirituality and a torch bearer for stray animals.
Palmer began working with children when she was nineteen years old. Many children she worked with came from broken homes; no matter whether these children endured alcohol, drugs or other domestic abuse, Jeannie grew to realize the introduction of animal care resulted in their first experiences with unconditional love.
Ms. Palmer has aided the transformation of many children from lowered self-image to a healthy understanding of their self-worth through positive reinforcement and pr ... read more
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About Dov Silverman:
Dov Silverman is the author of the FALL OF THE SHOGUN five-book historical series that appeared on the London Times Best-Seller List and was also published in German, Polish and Hebrew. He won a 1988 Suntory Mystery Fiction Award in Japan for REVENGE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERDS; Published in Japanese was Writer-in-Residence at Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 1995 ; was a teacher at Writer’s Digest Magazine Correspondence School, 1994-1997. THE KABBALIST (MYSTICISM) in English2007, Romainian 2009, Spanish 2012.
Dov (Robert) Silverman is the ninth generation on his mother’s side born in Brooklyn, New York. After 3 years as a US Marine in the Korean War, he worked as ... read more
God's Dancer: A Search for Identity
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H.S. Kallinger has been writing since she was 14, and was first published in a teaching magazine in high school. Her favorite subject tends to be vampires, which she has maintained an affinity for for more than half of her life (and long before it was 'cool'). A scientist at heart, she loves to consider the 'why' behind everything. She lives in Missouri with her husband, three daughters and three parrots who keep all the boogeymen at bay.
If you follow the link to the print copies, you can read previews of the books. Unfortunately, I don't work in MS Word, so I have to upload here via ePub, and can't do preview chapters that way yet. Hopefully that will change soon!
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Hi guys. I am The Vampire Man. A writer who considers Mr.Romantic Vampire as the sole topic worthy of discussion for the mankind.
P.S- Please start writing something else also people.
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Meiron Lees is an international author, trainer and speaker and has spent his professional career dedicated to the study of behaviour change and resilience in the corporate market. This passion inspired Meiron to found InnerCents, a training and coaching company that helps strengthen organisations in the areas of Building Resilience, Leadership, Management and Sales.
To date over 4000 leaders, managers and employees have participated in his programs worldwide. Meiron’s clients include companies such as IBM, PwC, Citibank, Westpac, MLC, Harvey World Travel and MTV.
Meiron Lees has also authored an award winning book D-Stress: Building Resilience in Challenging Times in which he provides tools and techniques ... read more
D Stress Building Resilience in Challenging Times
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Amelia C. Gormley
Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her five year old is napping. When she’s not writing, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into a everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else. Her first novella from the Impulse Trilogy is available through Amazon and Smashwords.
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Karen Southall Watts
In 2005 I put my whole life into a station wagon and drove cross-country alone to start a fresh chapter in my life. I’ve been a wife and stay-at-home mom, worked in social services and reinvented myself a couple of times. Since 1999 I’ve been teaching business and entrepreneurship in classrooms and workshops. As a coach/consultant I’ve worked “up-close and personal” with many entrepreneurs. Writing has helped me to reach out to the global community and express and exchange ideas about entrepreneurship, management, and leadership with hundreds, probably thousands, of people. I’ve been featured as a guest blogger and a contributing writer in online and print venues. No matter how much the world change ... read more
When You Guide
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Born in Quebec, raised, mostly in Upper Valley and continued migrating south. Currently stuck on a farm in the Connecticut River Valley with one cat and no significant other.
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Othen Donald Dale Cummings was raised in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. He attended Pryor High School and started working his first job at the age of 16 for Arby's Roast Beef.
Recently his mother suffered a stroke during a major surgery. While staying with his mom he began writing and illustrating short stories with her to keep her mind active and help her with speech therapy.
The first was a story about a man named Wendall and his amazing ever growing beard! The second became a rhyme/story titled A Pet Banana.
A few years later he self published these stories and others under the moniker A Pet Banana Production.
He also enjoys writing poetry and has recently self published some of his early work.
An Elephant Is On My House: And Other Poems By O. D. D. Cummings
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Nathaniel Stewart is a Maryland native who is currently residing in North Carolina. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a Minor in Art. He has been writing since the age of twelve.
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Cyndy Drew Etler
A modern-day Cinderella, Cyndy Drew Etler was homeless at fourteen, summa cum laude at thirty. Currently a YA author and teen life coach, Etler spent the prior decade teaching troubled teens in schools across America.
Before earning a salary for her teaching, Etler did it for free, volunteering at public schools and facilities for runaway teens. Today she donates her time to her local library, recruiting teens to come check out the underutilized YA section.
Within a year of graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with a Bachelor's degree in English and American studies, Etler held a Master's degree in secondary education. Along the way she picked up numerous awards, including the Student Lea ... read more
Straightling: A Memoir
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I first got hooked on reading historical romances back in high school. Years later I decided to try my hand at writing, completing multiple manuscripts but never pursuing it all the way.
Since my boys flew the coop, and my office job got outsourced to another country, there was no excuse not to see it through.
I just e-published a historical Regency, "The Tryst", and am finishing up a contemporary romance, "Love Undying". I also have a Viking period romance in paperback, "Love Me, Thorn" that I'll be converting to e-pub soon. I'm really excited at the prospect of succeeding in my dream as a writer, as jobs have gotten pretty scarce, and I don't want to end up pole dancing at a nursing home or selling clay p ... read more
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Renowned inventor and entrepreneur, Bud Heath has always had a heart for writing. He quickly became accustomed to change as he moved frequently throughout his childhood. Refusing to succumb to poor social conditions of his youth, he used his talents to propel himself to a more fortunate future. He spent arduous hours working on a farm growing up, learning the importance of diligence and hard work at a very young age. At 17 he joined the Marine Corps for four years, serving in the Korean War specializing in communications. After the military, Bud invested his time in expanding career endeavors. He became versed in factory labor, construction labor, worked in a saw mill and as a machinist. His college attendance ... read more
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Tacie Graves isn’t schizophrenic; she just writes what the voices in her head tell her to. Living in the middle of the Midwest with her husband and two children, her days are spent in a whirlwind of activities that always somehow lead back to her writing desk and the sexy stories that come alive there (which can be difficult sometimes when she has to explain why she’s looking at the pool guy just so.) She writes erotica for every woman because we can all use a little extra spice in our lives sometimes. Oh, and because the voices told her to.
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L.M. Sherwin has been writing since she was too young to hold a pen. Her first stories were dictated to her mother who wrote them down to preserve for posterity. As time went by, Sherwin moved on to write amusing short stories. In middle school, she wanted to tackle her first epic novel. Things kept getting more involved and, though she still has all the notes from this novel, Sherwin put it aside to pursue other story ideas. In college, she started work on a manuscript she intended to finish. After marrying her high school and college sweetheart, her husband encouraged her to pursue her life-long dreams of becoming an author. She started writing an hour a day. After a year, she had written four manuscripts--th ... read more
The Dark Ship
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Richard N. Stephenson
I’m the elbow-grease behind richardstep.com, helping thousands discover more about themselves daily. I’ve published several books on personality testing, optimizing learning, and building strengths. I’ve also designed online self-discovery tests for richardstep.com.
Cancer once knocked me down, the good Lord gave me a second chance, and now I want to help you use yours. I take the old personal development fluff and turn it into tools you can use. My latest tool, Unleash Your Strengths, is guaranteed to help you in your journey.
I live near Houston, TX, with my extraordinary wife, adorable kids, and overgrown backyard.
Quick Content Formula: Get Unlimited Ideas & In 5 Minutes Create Great Blog Posts, Articles, & Newsletter Emails
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I'm a filipino writer, but I write all of my stuff in English. Sometimes, I would have an Asia character that would have something wrong like a disease or something. That's just the beginning of what I like to write about. I was born in the Philippines in August 26 1995. I moved to the U.K. when I was 7 years old. Now, I'm docked in America.
Music of the Sun
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Joan Y Perkins
I am a native Texan and currently live just outside of Austin, Texas.
Favorite quote by an author:
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
You cannot force the muse. If you do, you will only crank out garbage. It should be a joy to write.
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Skye Genaro's fascination with psychics and other gifted individuals sparked when her own clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities began to grow. As a young girl, she experienced flashes of "knowing", but she didn't recognize her intuitive insight until many years into adulthood.
When she's not writing, Skye is seeking out her next adventure. She and her husband can be found buzzing through the streets of Delhi on a tuk-tuk, rock climbing in Thailand, and canoeing whitewater rapids closer to home. She's been heard more than once saying "whoa, maybe that wasn't such a great idea," but she's usually smiling when she says it.
Skye writes short stories and novels featuring characters with paranormal gifts. She has ... read more
Anything She Wants
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Candace Shaw is the author of fun, flirty and sexy African-American contemporary romance novels. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
When Candace is not writing or researching information for a book, she’s reading, window shopping, gardening, listening to music or spending time with her loving husband and their loyal, over-protective weimaraner. She is currently working on the next novel in the Arrington Family Series.
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Bruno est, entre autres fonctions, formateur en informatique mais il exerce également en tant que pédagogue et/ou formateur dans les domaines les plus variés (prestidigitation, danse de salon et country, navigation à voile ou avion...).
Il est responsable d'une association l'APRC (association Projet Rencontres Création) dont le but est de promouvoir tout projet sportif, culturel, artistique, aventurier ou autres... et dans laquelle il a intégré et développé toutes ces passions (informatique, prestidigitation, danse de salon, voile, aviation...).
Il est l'auteur de nombreuses publications didactiques dans ses différents domaines d'activités. Et également créateurs de nombreux sites internet qu'il an ... read more
ATELIER D’ECRITURE Thème : « Vent, objets du vent » Productions des participants
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Matthew W. McFarland
Matthew W. McFarland was born in 1983 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After graduating from the University of Dundee with a master's degree in psychology, he took several jobs including delivering mail, producing birth certificates, and working in the heart of the Northern Ireland Government. He currently lives with his young family just outside the city of Belfast
The Liar and Other Stories
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Aron was raised in southern Virginia and later made New York City her home. She's been an avid reader since childhood. Raised in a military family, Aron had a great deal of personal time, and that's when the role playing started. Her brain became fertile ground for fantasizing. Fantasy is her passion, but she enjoys reading other genres as well.
Aron has a background in the performing arts as a singer, songwriter, dancer, and theatrical costumer. There was more than ample opportunity to expand her imagination in these venues.
Many years of her life were dedicated to orphan relief in Eastern Europe, and animal rescue in America. She now lives in the country with my pet family.
The Rising The Lost Children of Managrail
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Lisa Cherry was born in 1970 in a home for unmarried mothers in Wrexham, UK. A turbulent adolescence of foster homes, children's homes and the 'obligatory care leaver experience' circa 1980's of 2 years of homelessness, culminated in an eventual arrival at an AA meeting at the age of 20.
At the same time as sobriety took hold, Lisa was housed which coincided with being financially supported by a national charity to go on to University where she studied Sociology and her life long passion for people, society and transformation took hold. Lisa has been sober since her first AA meeting back in 1990.
Lisa has spent over twenty years working with children and families in Social Work, Education and Social Inclusio ... read more
Steering The Mothership: The Complexities of Mothering
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From Hamilton in Lanarkshire, Clare has a History degree from Strathclyde University and now lives in London with her husband. Having spent some time trying to find some magic in various fields, she is now concentrating on her career as a writer.
Clare was drawn to writing by her life long passion for reading and inventing stories. As a child, Clare loved nothing more than curling up on a window seat in her local library and being carried away by a magical story. A fantasy fiction fanatic, she is always working on something new. While she focuses her attention upon the ongoing development of The Staff Wielder Series, she has also written many short stories of a fantastical and ghoulish nature.
The Ancient Exile - Book Two in the Staff Wielder Series
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Kara has always had a passion for travel and exploring new countries and cultures. Years spent working in Asia and Africa have given her plenty of material to write about. Some subjects, like environmental issues and anti-poaching are dear to her heart and she supports all those who work for the preservation of our planet’s rich flora and fauna. Some of her happiest times she spends on horseback in the African bush.
We cannot travel everywhere but luckily we have books to share our adventures and experiences with our readers. That's what books are for. So lean back, get comfortable and enjoy reading!
The River That Saved Me
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Writer and sometime poet. Husband to a special wife, father to a large number of sons and daughters . I will have my recognition in this world or the next.
The Xandrian Quarters
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Deidre Dalton is author of the Collective Obsessions Saga, which chronicles the extraordinary loves and intricate obsessions between two families sweeping a span of more than one hundred years, all set against the backdrop of a Gothic seaside mansion in Maine.
The eight-part family saga includes The Advent (aka "Passion Forsaken"), Quixotic Crossings, The Twain Shall Meet, Enthrallment, The Keeper's Journal, Hearts Desires, The Twilight and Megan's Legacy. The books were released by Club Lighthouse Publishing.
She is also author of the Bloodline Trilogy, which follows the uniquely magical journey of one family through time. Books in the trilogy include Bloodfrost, Bloodlust and Blood & Soul. The titles will b ... read more
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S.M.Gilson is the third child of six. She grew up just outside of a small town, in Northern California. She spent most of her time outdoors making up her own world in the forest with her older sister. She began her interest in books and writing when she was in high school. Fantasy has always been her passion. If she wasn’t reading fantasy books she was writing poems, short stories or even drawing fairies on her notepad at school. She had taken a few writing classes to perfect her writing and in the process started on some children’s books that will become a spin-off to the Atheness series. She began her first book when she was working at a preschool and teaching the children about mythical creatures. Sh ... read more
The Secret to Atheness
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John B. Dutton
After graduating from film school in London, England, John emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter and translator. In parallel to his corporate work, John has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play. He is currently writing a trilogy of Young Adult novels, the first of which was e-published in early 2013 and features neither vampires, zombies nor wizards. John speaks four languages and has been married three times in three different countries in three different decades. He therefore likes the o ... read more
Silent Symmetry (The Embodied trilogy)
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Eric Johnson would die without this question.
One can, and should, contemplate this question when one is slaved to the phone lines doling out the Golden Rule of the Windows operating system, "Have you rebooted your computer yet?" With this and a handful of progressive questions, he is the deserving title-holder of HERO forty to fifty times a day as he resolves end-user issues. And yet, this is not enough for one man.
When he escapes the clutches of the forty-hour paradigm...
...he gives himself over to family. A father for five years and a husband for approximately forever, he expresses his love for them through nearly-gourmet cooking, wisdom dispensing, and in fits and starts, domicile upkeep.
... read more
Aster - A Life in After World
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Marine, Vietnam Veteran, Bank Manager, and over 30 successful years in corporate executive marketing, business development, operations and sales. Married, father of three sons, and grandfather to a granddaughter and three grandsons. I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Business Management. I wrote my first book; “Stop, before you lose your time, money and/or reputation” (in the wrong internet business) in 2002. Please be forewarned, it needs considerable revision, that maybe one day I will get to.
My second book is the award winning, "Looking for God within the Kingdom of Religious Confusion," revised in 2010. An intriguing and educational ‘creative non-fictional' story of one man’s j ... read more
Looking for God within the Kingdom of Religious Confusion
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I'm a female born and raised in New Orleans, La. I'm married with a son and a daughter. I have a degree in English Lit from a local university. I've been writing since I was six years old. Now that my kids are off making their own lives, I'm finally taking time to pursue my life long dream. Most of my writings are confessional or contemporary style poetry. I include a few narrative pieces and some rhyming poems just to keep myself from being trapped in one genre. Most everything you'll read is in the style of the original confessional poets like Sylvia Plath or Anne Sexton. I do hope you enjoy my words.
Confessional Poetry From a NOLA Girl
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Marilyn W Lathrop
I grew up in love with the stars. When I was a child living on a farm northwest of Clovis, New Mexico, the nights were dark and stars ruled the sky. Fighter jets from Cannon Air Force Base often flew over our land, sometimes breaking the sound barrier--a sound I still love: the sound of freedom.
My one passion as a child was to travel to the stars, which was my motivation for receiving Jesus as my Savior (I reasoned knowing God is the most certain route to the heavens above), but barring the Second Coming or death, the closest I could get was following space news (Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on my birthday, how cool is that?) and reading science fiction. I devoured science fiction, Heinlein, Bradbury, A ... read more
Give Her the Stars
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Sherry A. Burton
Born in Louisville, Sherry was raised in the small town of Fairdale, Kentucky. Eloping December of 1980 with a Navy man while still in her teens, she has spent all of her adult life moving from state-to-state totaling over thirty-two moves in her thirty-three years of marriage. Sherry can attest first-hand to the fact that a whirlwind marriage can indeed last. Sherry credits her frequent moves and long separations to her ability to feel her characters’ desire to find true happiness.
Sherry has worked as a private nanny and is a certified dog trainer. She is the mother of three adult children and has six grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, walking, and spending time with her “friends” — which is ... read more
Penelope Pigsnout, Detective Extraordinaire
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Born in Saskatchewan of French Canadian parents, Lionel became first a school teacher, then a lawyer, a college instructor, and, a financial advisor. Always interested in the power of words, he discovered his ancestry, but without any understanding of what brought them to where he was. An active imagination helped to fill in the blanks left between birth, marriage and death from the elements in motion in their lives. Canadian historical novels garnered his interest and devotion.
Salt Spring Island Murders