Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at gypsyles
My travels and experience in life have had a profound effect on my writing and my art.In each book I strive to connect on a personal level with the reader, the same way I would if we met personally. My art has now evolved into using abstract as a way of communicating emotions.
'5 Pillars of the Gypsy' is my latest release which combines art and verse and stands as a mixture of spiritualism and emotion.Each poem tells a story. Each story is meant to awaken the inner you and add meaning to life events.
Over the past three years I have managed two trips with Habitat for Humanity - Global Village; one to Tajikistan and one to Jordan. Each of these trips included short stops in Istanbul which quickly became my ... read more
5 Pillars of the Gypsy
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Winford R. Sturgill
Winford R. Sturgill was born in Hazard Kentucky and spent his early years in a coal mining camp in Leatherwood Kentucky. He is the third generation in a family of coal miners. His family of eight lost their father to black lung at the age of 52. Winford has pastored several churches and is currently the assistant director at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library. He graduated from the Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry. Winford also has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Olivet Nazarene University and a second Masters degree in Educational Technology from Ohio University. His new book, “The Other Side of Forever” gives some of the account of his l ... read more
The Other Side of Forever
Follow me on Twitter at DarkHighlands
Dark Highlands is a creative arts company that showcases writers, artists, and performers from the Midwest region. We specialize in horror, dark fantasy, and supernatural fiction, as well as art and poetry that fall under those categories.
Dark Highlands staff does not receive compensation for their work on the Anthology.
Our aim is to give writers, poets, and artists specializing in materials with darker subject matter a forum in which to present their work through both print and digital means. We believe in the promotion of regional visual and literary artists and aim to support them by raising awareness of their creations.
Follow me on Twitter at GriffinAsher
Griffin has been telling stories to entertain her friends since she was little, but she only started seriously putting pen to paper after winning NaNoWriMo in 2005 and 2006. She’s gone on from there to win NaNoWriMo every year since. Now she is the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for North Idaho.
Besides writing, Griffin is a student of swordsmanship. She started with Olympic foil and saber before moving on to study more classical weapons (Longsword being her favorite).
In the Twilight Between
Follow me on Twitter at Esh_L
Borne and live in Singapore, I started writing since age 11. It is needless to say that one of my top dream job when growing up was to be a writer. But life doesn't often necessary end up the way we want it to be. Thankfully, we live in the age of technology and digital publishing has fulfilled my dream. Now I can share with you my stories, which have been kept in dark storage for a long long time. Now they are bursting to be discovered.
Tales of Wonder: The Boy and His Dragon
Follow me on Twitter at SteveConnolly3
Stephen Connolly was born in Canada to Scottish parents. He was raised in Canada, Scotland and the Republic of South Africa, where the family emigrated in 1981. He returned to the UK to avoid Military Service with the SADF and worked at Butlins before training in IT. He lives in Gloucestershire and has been writing seriously since 1998. He is currently studying for an MA in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University.
Follow me on Twitter at Melanie_Macek
Melanie Macek currently resides in Texas with her husband and their two Bombay cats, Murphy and Charlie. Travel is high on the list of favorite activities and states and countries are slowly being checked off the list of places to visit. A love of history has crept into her writing, so don't be surprised to see occasional historical factoids creep into her stories.
When Love Waits
Follow me on Twitter at Drglo50
Gloria Shell Mitchell
Gloria Shell Mitchell enjoys writing skits and personalized poems. Her raps, There’s A Time, I Say and Can You Imagine That, have been presented in churches, youth rallies and schools. She wrote and directed church plays Gimme That Old Time Religion and Jesus Is Alive. An advocate for social justice, she writes about real-life issues and talks about them every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on radio station KTYM AM 1460. Her greatest inspiration for sharing her thoughts with the world came from reading her first published piece, a letter to the editor of Ebony magazine, at age 12. Seeing her first published article, Let Yourself Have Fun, in a youth magazine inspired her to pursue her passion for writing.
In The Gar ... read more
The Garbage Man's Daughter: Letting Go of Shame
Follow me on Twitter at gregfallis
Gregory Fallis has one of those checkered pasts you so often hear about. He was a medic in the military, a counselor in the Psychiatric/Security unit of a prison for women, a private detective specializing in criminal defense, and a teacher (he's taught courses in criminology and sociology at American University in Washington, DC and Fordham University in New York City). He's the author of several books and short stories. At present he is the Managing Editor of Utata.org and teaches the advanced mystery writing workshop for Gotham Writers' Workshop.
Dog on Fire
Follow me on Twitter at @WriterHarryH
Harry Heckel has published roleplaying games and fiction for almost two decades, including several books for White Wolf Game Studio. He co-authored two novels for Black Library under the penname Lee Lightner, Sons of Fenris and Wolf's Honour, now collected in the Space Wolf Omnibus, Vol.2.
Balefire and Brimstone
Follow me on Twitter at jenniferbarra
After 30 years' clinical, teaching and research experience as a medical doctor in the UK, in 2000 I moved with my husband and cats to Auckland, New Zealand to work as a Bach flower practitioner, life coach and writer. Besides my ebooks on Smashwords, I have written / edited several academic books on general psychiatry and psycho-oncology, and my uncle's RAF memoir 'Geoffrey Guy's War'. My other interests are choral singing and animal welfare.
Persons not Diseases: A Guide to Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine and Holistic Healing
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Melisa M Hamling
I grew up in Colorado and moved to Nebraska in the latter half of my teen years, where I've remained. I have a great family and my father is James Dean. Yep! The James Dean. Okay in name only, but I still love to say it. I have the best husband ever! He's not afraid to do the laundry, or the dishes, and dang. He's had to survive four females and a whole lot of hormones. Poor guy! We have three beautiful daughters, and our only sons, Robby and Bentley, are of course, cats. They refuse to acknowledge their furry background, and so continue to live as humanly as possible.
My true passion is writing. I'm captivated by stories that delve into facets of the human behavior: affliction, fidelity, passion, betrayal, an ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at grrlwriter
Jessica M. Broughton
Jessica Broughton is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction with a penchant for swing dancing, Art Deco, and vintage typewriters. She writes speculative fiction and horror from her home in Pasadena, CA.
Her first piece of published fiction can be found in Episode #214 on The Drabblecast (http://www.drabblecast.org) and you can find her other writings at her website, Grrlwriter.com.
Follow me on Twitter at AlixStorm
Ride the erotic storm!
Fire and ice, the heat and cold, cold burn of passion.
Alix is drawn to passion and overwhelming need. She’s a lover of lust and desire and greets every day with a saucy wink and swing of her hips. And if you’re lucky you may get the curve of a breast, too.
Alix is both a voracious reader and writer who is drawn to sexy men of all ages. Her stories ignore most conventional taboos, so be warned, or titillated.
Strap in and enjoy the ride!
Alix certainly will!
You can reach her at alixstormauthor at gmail dot com
For information on Alix’s upcoming releases, please visit her at http://alixstorm.wordpress.com/
Follow me on Twitter at Kevin_Meador
Writing is a new skill for me. It's only over the past few years that I started keeping anything I wrote down. Slowly I noticed that I was sort of writing prose. I finally put them together and noticed the themes and have discovered that I really enjoy writing. Unfortunatly most ideas come while I am riding or working in the wood shop. I use my phone to get the idea down and hope I don't forget or lose my thoughts.
Emotional Pain of Love
Follow me on Twitter at DocJay318
M W Johnson
Dr. M W Johnson is a writer, speaker, and author. He is also a former middle school reading and math teacher. Michael was born in Newport News, Virginia. He has spent over twenty years of his life teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and coaching hundreds of adolescents. When he is not writing, speaking or spending time with his family he likes to read,cook,and fish. For more information on M W Johnson please feel free to visit his website at mwjohnsonbooks.com
"Oops Things Not To Say To Your Teenager Or Adolescent"
Follow me on Twitter at thenemchron
Once upon a time, a man and a woman looked at each other and said, "Why aren't we writing this down?" Inspired by sci-fi and fantasy, and longing to create a world where sword, sorcery, and a little sprinkling of real life could come together, they sat down and started The Nemesis Chronicles.
Minutes To Midnight
Follow me on Twitter at SwannGang@aol.com
Living off the grid in the middle of the Lost Sierras has given the Swann family a different perspective on life. This often-challenging lifestyle has spawned an assortment of oddities, including the husband and wife writing team known as J.L. Swann. Jim is a civil engineer and computer enthusiast. Louisa is a professional writer whose short stories have appeared in both Pocketbook and DAW anthologies.
Bots to Bullets
Follow me on Twitter at robinaburrows
Robin A. Burrows
Robin A. Burrows is a writer and poet from Arkansas. She recently published a poetry book entitled, “Of Hearts and Souls”. She also writes fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, and children’s stories. Robin currently works for a national nonprofit organization. She writes in her free time on evenings and weekends. She has won over 20 awards at area writers’ conferences for both her poetry and prose. She is currently working on her first novel, a young adult fantasy, tentatively entitled, "Kaylee Nevins and the Dragon Ring". She is also collaborating with Artist Tim Robbins on several children’s picture books.
To keep up to date on news about the author, upcoming events, and future books, p ... read more
Of Hearts and Souls: Poetry on Life, Love and Everything Between
Follow me on Twitter at Glennandsasha
Update Notice: August 16, 2013.
Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.
As many of you know, Sasha and I have published for FREE, Book Two of our Amanda Ackers Novel series, "Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches"!
We published Book One of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves" for FREE on January 3rd, 2012. As of today, August 16, 2013, that book has been downloaded over 18,000 times! To say we are blown away would be a huge understatement! Book two of the series, which was published on March 28, 2012, has now been downloaded over 13,000 times. I guess a lot of people really do like the story!
Sasha and I are working on Book Three of the series, "Amanda Ackers and T ... read more
Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches
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Brea Nicole Bond
Brea Nicole Bond is a Southern ex-patriot and the author of the young adult fantasy series Flicker Blue, which chronicles the adventures of an average teenage girl from Georgia who finds herself tossed into a torrent of supernatural circumstances. Brea also penned the new adult dark romance Reaper, a modern-day retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. Currently, she is preparing to publish the eighth installment of Flicker Blue and drafting a contemporary fantasy novel set in New Orleans. Writing has been Brea’s lifelong passion, paralleled only by her love of reading—especially literary and genre fantasy and science fiction. When not absorbed in the written word, she also enjoys camping, crochet, and da ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Melhael
It's always the same story, and it starts like this: "Boy meets book..." And before you know it, the book turns the boy into a writer.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Frank Herbert—they imprinted my teenage, impressionable mind. They didn't start it, though. Even before I could read or write, I would spent my time drawing and making up stuff.
Writing is just a way to put my daydreaming to use.
Follow me on Twitter at chadbrown72
Chad P. Brown
Chad P. Brown was born in Huntington, WV. Once he outgrew his childhood fears of haunted houses, clowns, and toy monkeys with cymbals (although those still creep him out a little bit), he discovered a dark love for writing and an affinity for macabre and eldritch matters. He holds a Master's in Latin from Marshall University and is an Affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. In October 2011, he released his first horror novel, The Jack-in-the-box. He has appeared in the anthologies SPIDERS (August 2012 by May December Publications) and Gothic Blue Book Vol. 2 - Revenge Edition (October 2012 by Burial Day Books). His current projects include a recently released zombie novella, Messiah of the Zombie Ap ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at anthonyhamilton
Anthony is a former professor of communications at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. Canada.
At the age of ten he had a dream in which he saw his future in advance. As events began to come true, he spent the better part of two decades investigating how this type of precognitive event could happen, making it possible to receive information from the future.
He eventually discovered that this is a perfectly natural ability which everyone has. However, it generally lies undiscovered and unused. The key to unlocking and developing this power is to make definite decisions about the kind of future you wish to experience. This explains why beliefs become self-fulfilling prophesies, and why people with goal ... read more
Mind, Time and Power!
Follow me on Twitter at chrishumpherys
An American living in England, married to a Brit. We have one son and two cats.
Writing is what I love to do. Creating, building, destroying and exploring the minds and lives and worlds of the characters that live in my mind is simply fun. I have fun with what I do and can only hope that my readers enjoy the journeys of each tale.
The Emperor of Silence
Follow me on Twitter at SezinKoehler
A true third culture kid, Sezin Koehler had lived in five different countries on three continents by the time she was 15. It was in the USA however that her best friend was executed in front of her one night, dying in her arms. She’s lived in six more countries since then, and is currently in Cologne, in Germany. A passionate defender of human rights, indigenous cultures and women’s interests, Sezin has (amongst others) worked for UNICEF, the Sioux Nation, Davos, Interfaith International, and Mars, Inc – the last position as a researcher into the history of chocolate in America.
Follow me on Twitter at SLMarks1
S. L. Marks
Living in Central Florida, I've run across many stories. Some of them have been heartwarming, some heartbreaking, others heart-poundingly sexual.
Follow me on Twitter at erincawood
I write contemporary romance/women's fiction.
What I write sometimes is a little darker and a bit edgier. My characters, they put themselves in these situations, and sometimes these are places where even I don't want to go. Either way, they'll bring you tears and tantrums, joy and laughter, just don't expect the standard happy ever after. For this is their story. They only ask that I tell it.
Tainted Love: The Faith McKenzie Story
Follow me on Twitter at beingmomme
Anna Cumbow is a freelance professional writer, living in Northern Virginia. Her published works include
The Advent Guide: Celebrating Christmas with Small Children
The History of The Red Cross in Watauga County. http://archives.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2005/0303/redx.php3
Follow me on Twitter at DrBrandtSmith
Dr. C. Brandt Smith, Jr.
Bio: C. Brandt Smith, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Brandt Smith is a Leadership Specialist and Social Scientist with 20+ years of experience in Iraq, Taiwan, Thailand, China and Myanmar (Burma). Most recently, Dr. Smith completed his second tour of duty as a Department of Army Civilian in Iraq where he embedded with the U.S. Army. 5 ½ years in Iraq had him traveling the entire country connecting with Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’a interviewing hundreds of Iraqi nationals nationwide. From 2006-2008 he served as director of a non-government organization (NGO) and later as a Human Terrain System, Social Scientist in eight southern Iraqi provinces.
During this time in Iraq, Dr. Smith successfully steered numerous projects for the ... read more
Look Out For The Headhunters
Follow me on Twitter at DrippingEther
I held a book signing the day after Memorial Day. Everybody got mad because now they can't read their ebooks through my signature. Next time bring an erasable marker, because I come with Sharpie.
I intend my books to be mildly ridiculous. They haven't matured with age. When I grow up, I want to be just like you, except for the psychotic neuropathies. You'll notice that cross-promotion is impossible for my three titles dealing with vastly different subject matter. Naturally, the only viable solution is to buy all of them. My first book best displays my eccentric silliness in short story form, and the second my various attempts at theater and drama. My newest book is partly based on the blogs, magazine a ... read more
How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (And RN, PA, or Med School)
Follow me on Twitter at AuthorNLGreene
N.L. Greene, who is 1/2 of the author duo Riana Lucas, has decided to venture outside of the Fantasy world that she and her best friend created with Poppy and The Deadly Flowers Series to write a few books on her own. While she loves working with her best friend, writing solo has allowed her to explore interest that had solely been her own. She spends a lot of time reading her favorite authors which range all over the place and in every genre, but spends just as much time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, shopping, and playing video games. Nichole was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Florida, where she and her high school sweetheart live with their two children.
Follow me on Twitter at BonnieBernard
I'm the proud birth-giver to The Midnight Hunter Trilogy - a paranormal, suspense-thriller that features a dash of romance, a sprinkle of mystery, an occasional murder, and a full, fun cast of Underworld characters. Some of them are kind, others are wicked - but all of them will tug at your heartstrings.
The Midnight Hunter Trilogy is published by Fin-S Press and is available in softcover and most ereader-device forms.
Follow me on Twitter at JonathanCarreau
I am a writer, storyteller, blogger, vlogger, and publisher of ebooks, ideas, and opinions. I have an Associate's degree in English.
When it comes to my ebooks, I don't like to stick with just one genre, or just one setting, or just one set of conventions. A writer should not be typecasted, and since I am my own publisher, I can assure that will not happen, at least not for me.
You can other writings of mine on my Blogspot account, which is provided on this page.
Follow me on Twitter at Jeff_Posey
“Where did these rocks come from?” asked the geology professor.
The fifty or so students ambling among the pile of stones at the bottom of the hill offered answers in tentative voices: a Precambrian ocean, an ancient river, the continental shelf ….
The professor shouted “No!” to each answer.
Then a skinny, prematurely balding student pointed at the top of the hill with his rock hammer and said in a ringing voice, “They come from up there!”
“Exactly!” boomed the professor.
That skinny boy was me. I’ve always had a flair for pointing out the embarrassingly obvious. Friends and colleagues say I have a gift for explanation, clarification, synthesis.
I’m also fascinated by darned near eve ... read more
The Witchery of Flutes: Forty-seven short dramas of Anasazi daily life
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Cat lives in the Wellington region of New Zealand with her husband (Action Man), and their youngest children (The Boy Wonder, Squealer and Breezy). They share their home with a cat named Missy and Romeo the Greyhound.
Cat has found the time to author 11 novels her latest being
The _Byte series featuring Supervisory Special Agent Ellie Conway - published by Rebel e Publishing.
When Cat is not writing she is sewing, tie-dying, reading, or hanging out with her family and the Admins.
(Admin One, Admin Bubbles and Cat spent April 2011 in the USA, they had a fabulous time and managed not to get arrested...)
Follow me on Twitter at CandieLea
Candace George Conradi
Candace George Conradi is an author and writer whose first book Diamond Moms, A Mother’s Guide to Raising a Baseball Player was published in 2006. A former law firm administrator for 17 years, she left the corporate world to care for her family. Through her children’s formative years she volunteered with youth groups, designing and directing leadership programs for children ranging in ages from 5 to 15. The themes of her books and stories are deeply influenced by the love she feels for her family and the pure innocence and joy she always discovers in the minds and hearts of children. The Gentle Pine’s Purpose is a message for children of all ages. Candace is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She lives with ... read more
The Gentle Pine's Purpose
Follow me on Twitter at evelynwalsh61
Born in 1961, Evelyn waited until she reached her majority at the age of forty and then decided what she wanted to be when she grew up. She didn't really decide, she fell into writing while trying to do something else. She said 'H'mmm! I think i like this,' and so continued scribbling, eventually getting some stories published and in 2010 ghostwriting 'His Name is Rebecca' Rebecca De Havalland's memoir. Evelyn is now releasing her debut novel 'The Heron's Flood'. Debut. At fifty years of age.Hmmmm.
The Heron's Flood
Follow me on Twitter at AimeeLattimore
Aimee Lattimore writes many things, erotica among them. She loves to test the boundaries of sexuality in her fiction...breaking taboos is her specialty. Sex is hot, sex is good, embrace your kinks!
Aimee is married and has two wonderful children. They all live together along with her beloved father-in-law.
Follow me on Twitter at FrancisHagan1
I have been writing on and off since I was a shy lad hiding under the bed and scribbling in an out of date diary (I think it was about my space travels). Most of my works have been either plays populated with grotesques who stumble around ruins and those odd places we forget about or epic tales of those last Roman legionaries as they falter and fall at the end of Empire.
Over the last three years, I have embarked on a series of plays which I have entitled 'The Ostraka Plays' and in which I am exploring that space where the irrational and the seductive collide. I remain fascinated by a poetics which allows an imagination to populate a forgotten nook in history outside our conventions and expectations. In these ... read more
The Nowhere Legion - Book Two
Follow me on Twitter at roblowewriter
Rob Lowe studied English Literature at King's College London and St John's College, Oxford. After over a decade in publishing he now works for a leading environmental education charity in the south west of England. He has published several short stories as eBooks and is currently working on his first novel.
Follow me on Twitter at lanilawton
Lani lives in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and is trying to justify the need to continue buying cigarettes at almost $10 a pack.
Follow me on Twitter at 9innerjewels
Kellyna Kaleolani Campbell is an internationally known author, speaker, and workshop leader. She is a bright, free-spirited, determined woman whose heart-felt nature has allowed her to touch many people’s lives in deep and meaningful ways. She has traveled the world in search of her dreams and to fulfill her yearning to understand and experience many different cultures.Her education includes UCSC (BS), Naropa Institute, International Breath Institute (CBF), California College of Physical Arts (CMT) and Colorado Cranial Institute (CCT). She is a licensed minister, who has committed her life to the path of healing through prayer and ceremony. As an intuitive healer with a beautiful heart, she has a driving pas ... read more
Awaken the Spiritual Woman
Follow me on Twitter at heartofafrica
LISA HARRIS is an award-winning author who has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her husband, Scott, along with their three children, live near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as missionaries. As a homeschooling mom, life can get hectic, but she sees her writing as an extension of her ministry which also includes running a non-profit organization.
The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)
When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic d ... read more
Chef's Deadly Dish