Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at KevinRenner
A former journalist, Kevin Renner holds an undergraduate degree in social sciences with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He later earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. While there, he lived in a large global community of students and scholars at the International House. As a marketing executive, his work has taken him throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
As the founder and president of B2B Market Strategies, Kevin divides his time among his family, writing, and his work as a marketing and brand strategist to emerging companies. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Meg, daughters Katherine and Julia, and an ever-evolving anima ... read more
In Search of Fatherhood
Follow me on Twitter at mokkelke
I consider myself to be a young stay at home mom, with two lovely kids, a boy who's twelve and a girl who turns ten in a few days. My tastes reading wise can change day to day but the most important requirement for it to captivate me, is that the story needs to lure me away from reality. It doesn't matter is the story itself is real or the created world is in a far far away galaxy.
Took up writing almost two years ago, mainly focusing one one huge project. Almost 3/5 done with that one. It's a work in progress. Sometimes the focus is there, sometimes it wanders, but I do my best to get something finished eventually.
I'm taking my first few tentative steps with sharing a short story I wrote earlier this year. Wh ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at susanjmcleod
Susan J. McLeod
Susan Jane McLeod has been writing since she was seven years old. At age eleven she won a county-wide essay contest and her professional career was launched. By the time she was nineteen, her poetry had appeared in several magazines, including American Girl and Seventeen.
She also won an honorable mention in The Writer.
She grew up in Rochester, New York, with her three sisters and one brother. In her early thirties she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and given a 50-50 chance to live. She survived only to have the cancer recur, necessitating more surgery and an aggressive course of chemotherapy. Today she is cancer free.
The best job she ever had was managing a bookstore, surrounded by her passion: literat ... read more
Fire and Shadow
Follow me on Twitter at GlennSoucy1
Glenn writes Young Adult, fast moving thrillers. He graduated high school in Las Vegas and joined the Air Force shortly after. Spent three years in Germany and was there for the first Gulf War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Has been writing steadily since age nineteen. He has three children and has been married to his lovely wife for over twenty-five years.
Blood Tithe V Madness
Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/theCamilleTowe
There are a million stories in the naked city, and I'm one of them. My name is Camille and I write erotica.
They say you should write what you know. I'm a former exotic dancer with an uninhibited mind and a sick sense of humor. The result: A brand of adult stories that are a blend of hot sex and humor.
Some of my stories are fun, sexy romps, but my fairy tale parodies tend to push the envelope a bit.
My advice? Let go. Laugh. Whack off - beat it like it owes you money. Life's too short to take seriously.
Follow me on Twitter at KellyFisher319
I am a stay at home mother of 4 in between cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry I enjoy writing horror/love stories. I love to read, sing, and write(duh). I also love to watch horror movies especially the ones that are really cheesy and campy. I love the NFL!!! Go Pack!!! Oh and I also enjoy watching pro wrestling especially since my fiance is a pro wrestler.
Follow me on Twitter at LauraBRede
Laura Bradley Rede
Laura Bradley Rede is the oldest of nine kids. She grew up in a small town in Maine and now lives in a little hippy-punk neighborhood of Minneapolis with her wonderful partner, their three amazing children, one great dane, one dachshund, and four city chickens. She is a winner of the Writers of the Future Award for fantasy and science fiction and the author of many YA short stories. She often quotes Bela Lugosi, the original Dracula, who said “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.”(A girl can hope, right?) Darkride is her first novel.
Follow me on Twitter at sanespaces
Cena Block, Mom-preneur Clarity Catalyst helps people find sanity through clear spaces, efficient systems, understanding themselves, and getting the support they need for success.
Cena is the owner of Sane Spaces, LLC, a Productivity Consulting and professional services firm that offers productivity services, training, life coaching, and motivational speaking to individuals and organizations.
As President of the Northern NJ Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and a member of both national NAPO and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), she regularly attends seminars, professional trainings and workshops, continually building on her expertise, services and coac ... read more
Time To Toss It! Get Uncluttered & Organized
Follow me on Twitter at MaryBatten
Mary Batten is an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing. Her many writing projects have taken her into tropical rainforests, astronomical observatories, scientific laboratories, and medical research centers.
She is the author of Please Don’t Wake the Animals: A Book About Sleep (Peachtree 2008); Who Has a Belly Button? (Peachtree 2004); Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems (Peachtree 2003) – 2006 Izaak Walton League of America Conservation Book of the Year Award; Adopted by New York City Public Schools in support of science requirement for study of ecosystems; Hey, Daddy! Animal Fathers and Their Babies – Named Outstanding Science Read Aloud 2003 by the ... read more
How To Have Sex If You're Not Human
Follow me on Twitter at lazarusinfinity
"Just keep writing." Out of those simple words grew a dream that would instill a profound sense of purpose within a young kid born and raised in New Orleans, LA. With only his dreams along with an insatiable drive to be the best he could be, this writer would grow from penning children's literature in the 3rd grade to later writing stageplays and screenplays in college. Heavily influenced by a who's who of incredible writers such as Langston Hughes, Claude McKay and Ralph Ellison all the way to August Wilson, Arthur Miller and Aaron Sorkin, lazarusInfinity has continued t o stretch his creative boundaries to encompass all forms of writing. In addition to writing contemporary fiction and children's stories, ... read more
Revelation: The Return of Jacob Forlorn
Follow me on Twitter at Qianathegoddess
I began writing short stories at the tender age of six, continued on to poetry and began songwriting as a teen. I remember when I was in junior high... I had this series of books that I used to write every week. I would write about 2-3 of each short story every school week and they were about 15-20 handwritten loose leaf pages long. I'd pass them around the class for the students to read. The name of the short stories were "Dreams".
My class loved reading them and would encourage me to go and write more so that they could read them. It was extremely inspiring because it had began out of the blue and I just passed it to my best friend to read. Everyone was always waiting for what would happen next to the main ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at PureTextuality
Pure Textuality Public Relations
The mission of Pure Textuality Public Relations is to provide marketing and publishing services to authors and publishers alike. We provide everything from review solicitation and anthology publication to virtual and live author events.
Follow me on Twitter at betenoiremag
A. W. & Jennifer Gifford
Many of A. W. Gifford’s story ideas come from the nightmares of his wife, Jennifer. Though she too is a writer of dark fiction, she will never write these stories herself, fearing that if she does, they will come true.
He is the editor of the dark fiction magazine Bête Noire and his work has appeared in numerous magazines, webzines and anthologies.
Though he grew up in the northern suburbs of Detroit, he now resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, two dogs, Reagan and Riley, and a pride of cats.
Jennifer Gifford has always had a fascination with the dark and humorous side of fiction. She hates creepy old dolls, spiders, and garden gnomes. The inspiration for her stories strikes her in the odd ... read more
Bete Noire Issue #5
Follow me on Twitter at EdieClaire
Novelist and playwright Edie Claire is a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a mother of three who delights in writing cozy mysteries, classic and young adult romantic suspense novels, and comedic stage plays. Pick up an Edie Claire work and you can be assured of intrigue, humor, a touch of romance (or a hefty dose of it, depending on the book!) and an ending that will leave you with a smile.
Empath [Hawaiian Shadows, Book Two]
Follow me on Twitter at earthtoerika
I am an author, artist and speaker. I give speeches with my husband John to schools and support groups, telling the story of how we grew up as aliens on earth, and finally found each other.
I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome around the age of 11, but labels aren't important to me. We are all individuals, and a diagnosis is just one of humanity's flawed but natural attempts to arrange the world into categories that seem neat and orderly. It's language, and as much as I love language, it is not a perfect way of describing reality. There is no perfect way. No word's definition is universally agreed upon. No written definition can perfectly encompass the idea expressed by a word. And ... read more
If the World Ended, Would I Notice?
Follow me on Twitter at M_oa_SD
Single dad, author, blogger and tech nerd. I dated as a single parent for almost 5 years and lived to tell the tale! Share in my mis-adventures.
Memoirs of a Dating Dad
Follow me on Twitter at novelistkc
Kathleen Cross is a writer, educator and speaker who has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows including Oprah, Montel and Dr. Phil.
Kathleen is the author of Skin Deep, an award-winning, bestselling novel exploring issues of race and ethnic identity. Her second novel, Schooling Carmen, is the story of an East L.A. high school counselor whose survival depends on her ability to embrace change.
Cross was named an expert by California Superior Courts on issues of race and cultural sensitivity, was featured in EBONY magazine in an article she wrote about the social complexities of multi-ethnic identity, and is included in Bruce Caine’s photo-essay book, Our Common Ground: Portraits of Blacks Cha ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at authorldeluca
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.
In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.
Follow me on Twitter at Esri Allbritten
Esri Allbritten lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Angel Joe, and her cat, Musette La Plume. In addition to sushi, bowling and madrigals, she enjoys discovering quirky, real-life towns and wreaking fictional havoc in them.
Esri has one full length mystery published in hardcover and ebook by St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books: Chihuahua of the Baskervilles is the first in her Tripping Magazine mystery series, about a low-budget travel magazine that features destinations of paranormal interest. Unfortunately, every time the staff covers a story, it turns out there's a crime behind the supposedly supernatural events. The second book, The Portrait of Doreene Gray, will be available in hardback and ebook f ... read more
Jokers & Fools
Follow me on Twitter at rtmcmahon
I was raised as a kid in New Jersey, moved to Oregon with my family when I was in high school, found an amazing girl, graduated from a university with a degree in journalism, and recently relocated with that amazing girl to Boston.
In my 25 years of life I have been all over the USA, but I have never left the country. I spend as much time as possible exploring new places, meeting new people, and tasting new foods. I have a lot of interests, but a short attention span. I can't sit in one place for too long. I'm a person that sticks with my ideas until they're done, even if my personality only lets me work on projects in short bursts.
My dream is to live off my words. I write for fun. I love creating character ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at amatestesso
Alfonso Mormile nato a Caivano (NA) l’11 agosto 1961. Diploma di perito elettrotecnico ed elettronico. Diploma di Teologia presso l’istituto di studi religiosi della diocesi di Aversa. Docteur in naturopatia presso l’università Jean Monnet (Belgio). Pubblicazioni: Naufrago nemesys.splinder.com (di Pina Varriale) 2007; Lavori usuranti – magnetica 2007; Poesie in ManualediMari.it; Racconti sezione horror e drammatico in ePress., pubblicazione del racconto: “Dune” nell’antologia del concorso internazionale città di Roscigno.
Nel 2008 il mio primo libro: L’attesa, Magnetica edizioni.
Nel 2009: Tu continua a pensarmi, Arduino Sacco Editore.
Nel 2012: Ama te stesso, Edizioni Eracle.
Follow me on Twitter at ChampagneSusy
For such an ordinary person I have - so far - led an extraordinary life. Very happy childhood in Norwich, renowned for English National Treasures, Delia Smith and Stephen Fry, with a loving family, great teenage memories of Norfolk, a fabulous husband and home in the small village of Morton-on-the-Hill, just a few miles north-west of Norwich. I studied my favourite subjects at the University of East Anglia, graduating in 1992 with an honours degree in English History and Landscape Archaeology. Then I found a great job with an international firm of lawyers as a legal secretary in the senior partner’s department in Norwich. Had more fun than you can shake a stick at working in the planning and environment dep ... read more
History of Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-On-The-Hill, Norwich, Norfolk.
Follow me on Twitter at joetidwell
Joseph G. Tidwell
Joseph G. Tidwell III was born and raised in and around Jackson, Mississippi. He is a self-taught writer of stage plays, screenplays, novels, short stories and poetry. His work has been produced in Hollywood and other places around the country. He now lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Dollie Faye.
Kudos’ for Tidwell’s
A seriously talented writer, Mr. Tidwell
weaves an unforgettable tenderness and
vulnerability into his characters and stories. A
uniquely individual voice, Joseph creates
stunning images with his words. He has shaped
his own deeply moving world - exploring
the i ... read more
The Original SOUTHERN RAPTURE
Follow me on Twitter at Archie J. Hoagland
Archie J. Hoagland was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska at the height of the Great Depression of 1932. He grew up in the farmlands of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. He’s a member of the Society of Southwestern Authors and is the facilitator of a critique group, The Green Valley (Arizona) Writers’ Forum. Archie also is a retired businessman, a fortythree year member of the BPOE and a sculptor who works in terra cotta. Although proud of his time as a combat veteran in the Navy, Archie has worn several other hats. As an author, he’s had two poetry collections published — The Collection, a volume of over 500 pages, and a much shorter collection, Sartor’s Poetry. His first novel, a crime/f ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at dondahl
Donald Dahl and his wife Robin lived in Granbury Texas and adopted Gold Storm Warning (Storm) and Li’l Liza Jane (Liza) when they were each about 2 years old. The personality of each horse is as described throughout the book. The two are inseparable and madly in love. To this day, Liza is prissy and Storm is still the cross between Goofy and Dennis the Menace until his saddle is donned. As a youngster he was prone to accidents, broke water spigots, and was often found trapped in the pasture fence. He has often demonstrated the unique ability to open gates, latches, and picket lines. Several fellow horse campers gave him the nickname Horsedini after finding him loose several nights in a row. For a few years, S ... read more
Storm and the Magic Saddle
Follow me on Twitter at Scarlett_Snow
Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy writer.
Currently working on my first full length novel, I also have a short erotic romance story that can be found on Smashwords and Goodreads.
If you want your book reviewed, please feel free to contact me as I am more than willing to help.
Follow me on Twitter at KnowYourWishes
Lauren Van Scoy, M.D.
Dr. Van Scoy is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is also a writer, researcher, speaker, wife and mother.
Early on in her medical residency years, Dr. Van Scoy developed an interest in critical care with a focus on end-of-life issues. Facing critically ill patients on a daily basis in the intensive care unit, she found herself developing a deep emotional attachment to her patients and their families as she participated in their care during the end of life. She developed as knowyourwishes.com as a platform to help future patients and their families prepare for inevitable end-of-life decisions and challenges. ... read more
Last Wish: Stories to Inspire a Peaceful Passing (Updated Edition with New Hospice Story)
Follow me on Twitter at _thegrapesoda_
William R. Spear
Born and raised in New Jersey, William Spear had a passion for reading from a very early age. From the works of his favorite authors, Stephen King and Michael Crichton, he gained an equal appreciation for both the weird and the scientific. As a result, his stories range from quirky, light-hearted sci-fi to the depths of existential horror.
The Rot Queen
Follow me on Twitter at rebus_
Like her protagonist, Rebecca Moore attended Quaker schools in New York City. She majored in English and creative writing at Vassar College and got her MFA in fiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. In addition to Lunch in Brooklyn, Moore also published three short stories in Sassy and is the author of a second novel, The Interior Ghost.
Lunch in Brooklyn
Follow me on Twitter at jaytaylor510
Jay Taylor grew up in rural Southern Illinois. He was encouraged to be creative by his mother, Sherry, who had her own art studio and taught various art classes. His father, Donald, taught him the value of hard work and independence by being an example as a business owner and a coal miner.
Throughout his childhood and into his adult life he has created stories, worlds and characters that others enjoyed. Whether it was leading a role playing game or scratching down a short story, he always found a way to let others share the worlds he imagined.
He is the proud father of three children and the fortunate husband of Kimberly. He currently lives in Northern California.
The Rise Of Majick
Follow me on Twitter at veronicablade
Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives -- and they are always way hotter.
Single-minded (Single Girls #3)
Follow me on Twitter at robertstanek
Robert Stanek is a dad, husband and author. Robert Stanek finished his first novel in 1986 and has been writing several books a year ever since. Today, he has over 150 published books, which have been read by millions of people around the world. Robert Stanek's books have received many awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to the writing community. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in the 1990's by The Olympian, he's been helping to shape the future of the written word for nearly two decades.
In his fiction writing, Robert Stanek transports readers to imagined worlds, including stories that take place in Ruin Mist and a BIG little place called Bugville. When Robert Stanek brought Ruin Mist to aud ... read more
Complete Magic Lands Omnibus (2-in-1 Omnibus)
Follow me on Twitter at InvisibleKids
Holly Schlaack stands strong and tall as a voice for children who often have none. Deeply moved by the plight of invisible children in the foster care system, she has tirelessly advocated in the courts on their behalf. She has put her time and energy on the line, acting as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and gone the extra mile to insure the best interests of abused and neglected children are served. Holly also has extensive experience supervising Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), mentoring and encouraging them to excellence in assisting the children in their charge.
In 2000, Holly developed Building Blocks: Specialized Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Infants and Toddlers. This innovative program has beco ... read more
Invisible Kids Marcus Fiesel's Legacy: 12 Ways You Can Save a Child's Life
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Becky Lyn Rickman
Since I've only had a few creative writing-type classes, I would have to defer to my life experience as my credentials. As Evelyn Waugh so aptly put it: "Novel-writing is a laborious trade. The raw material is every single thing one has ever seen or heard or felt, and one has to go over the vast rubbish-heap of experience, scraping and delving, until one finds a few discarded valuables." I have had a husband that dated other women. I have had another that dated other men. I have raised four biological children, five stepchildren, and 45 foster children and now enjoy ten grandchildren (so far). I have had over 70 addresses. I have advocated for myself and others in cases of domestic and drug abuse, rape, and hav ... read more
How to Be a Man in a Woman's Life
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Lissa M. Oz
eBook author and Grad Student.
Addicted to watching television and movies, listening to rock music, going to concerts and tweeting.
I live in the City of Angels.
Goodbye Baby Girl
Follow me on Twitter at antheasharp
~ Award-winning author of YA Urban Fantasy ~
Growing up, Anthea Sharp spent her summers raiding the library shelves and reading, especially fantasy. She now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes, plays the fiddle, and spends time with her small-but-good family. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on twitter, find her on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AntheaSharp), and visit her website.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
Follow me on Twitter at RobertGMoons
Robert Moons is from the "Twilight Zone" generation. He's the guy observing the human race from the outside looking in. His stories often have twists and surprises, but by the end of the story, all the pieces should come together like a jigsaw puzzle, and hopefully it will leave the reader with a satisfying conclusion. He tries to avoid the usual overworked plots, looking instead for new creative ideas that he thinks are worth exploring. Plots such as an alien father reading a bedtime story to his son (Once Upon a Lightyear), or a metaphysical hitman killing the soul of Hitler (Lex Talionis). He does not restrict himself to any one genre, although most of his work would be in the speculative fiction categor ... read more
Seagulls Love Donuts
Follow me on Twitter at joelleburnette
Joelle Burnette has been a writer for a New York Times daily newspaper in Northern California after having written for other newspapers. Prior to having received her master’s in journalism/communications from Stanford University, her writing experience extends to her work in television news in San Francisco, congressional offices on Capitol Hill and California, and media relations on presidential and other regional political campaigns.
When she isn’t writing, Burnette enjoys camping, traveling, photography, painting, swimming and spending time with her family.
Freedom Doesn’t Just Come Along With A Tree
Follow me on Twitter at vu3nnn
Nayab Naseer is a post graduate in Human Resource Management with over a decade of corporate work experience in India and the Middle East. He likes to travel, read books, and write!
Stories from Islamic History
Follow me on Twitter at ChantelRhondeau
Chantel once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but her passion is in the blissful hours she spends with her characters in the evenings.
Chantel lives in the western United States. When she isn’t writing, she loves playing cards with her family, going bowling, and snuggling with her lazy kitties.
Love & Deception (Agents in Love - Book 1)
Follow me on Twitter at HealingSecretss
Robert Polsky grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from Southwest Missouri State University. However, shortly after launching what had started out to be a successful career in commercial real estate with a large Houston real estate firm, Robert was stricken with a mysterious and debilitating health challenge.
The condition impacted the nervous system and was quite debilitating. Though doctor shopping and experimenting with medicines and therapies became a full time endeavor, none of them resulted in lasting or significant improvement.
Over several years, Robert became a researcher in his own right. Since medicines were obviously not the answer, he focused on ... read more
How to Heal Food Addiction
Follow me on Twitter at nadiabashoo
For as long as I can remember, I've made up stories. Initially to get out of trouble at home but later because of my love for books and reading. My early efforts featured my favourite book and TV characters. I had a taste for the dramatic even then which has carried over into my adult work. It was an easy decision to write for the Young Adult market, as Young Adult and children's fantasy makes up a large majority of my book collection. People often ask me why I write fantasy, and I always give the same answer. There are no rules. Anything is allowed, as long as it's believable. If the characters behave in a way people can relate to, it doesn't matter what their situation is. I tried romance and historical ficti ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at SueLyndon
I'm a multi-published author of steamy bdsm romance. I enjoy a good book in any genre, love Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and run on coffee and chocolate.
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Nicole Chardenet graduated from Kent State University back when Duran Duran was still considered cool. She was in the medieval re-creation group The Society for Creative Anachronism, where she learned how to dress like a historically misplaced dork, belly dance, flirt outrageously, terrify battle-hardened Vikings and dance around campfires at midnight surrounded by screaming barbarians wearing loincloths and roadkill and very little else. Her writing credits include a technology column with a colleague for a New England alternative newspaper, various freelance pieces, and several SCAdian “filk songs”, the less said about which the better. She currently lives in her Den O' Iniquity with Belladonna the Dem ... read more
Young Republican, Yuppie Princess