Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Animation director, illustrator and writer, with nearly 20 years of experience in feature films, TV series and computer games. ‘Roadrunner’, ‘Asterix and the Vikings’, ‘Hitman’, and Emmy- awarded ‘Shaun the Sheep’ are some of the many projects he worked on. An acclaimed teacher for more than 10 years, and a firm believer in “faking talent through hard work”. Author of ‘The Mechanics of Inspiration’ - the ultimate ‘how to’ book for creatives. Maintains a blog by the same name.
How to Kick Start Your Career in a Creative Industry
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Christina was born in Detroit, Michigan. She finished high school in Jerusalem (West Bank) called the Schmidt's Girls College. Why they called a school a college is still a mystery to her. After graduating from the "college" she made her way to Kharkov, Ukraine where she found herself taking computer science and civil engineering, which she still knows zilch about. She spent her free time between classes wandering through bookstores, marveling at the Russian books so beautifully illustrated, especially those that were written for children. After a life in the travel industry, where she had the opportunity of visiting many places, some she doesn't remember, she finds herself, once again, in the country of her bi ... read more
The Seedless Trees
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- I was born in Ireland and have lived in England, Australia and Canada. I am a happily married Canadian lesbian. I have taught literature in High School and now I enjoy being a full time writer.
- I enjoy the challenge of daily blogging on Lesbian issues on my site http://stories4hotbloodedlesbians. com.
-Several years ago, I published Gentle Journeys: Stories of Awareness for Children. It was printed by Progressive Education, India. ISBN 9731017-1-2. One of the stories in this book called Mrs. Claus and the November Visit, was published in Winner’s Circle 6 (an Anthology of Short Stories) published by Canadian Authors Association. -- I am proud to present three of my le ... read more
Jazz: Jet Setting Carpenter
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Louise Etheridge is an award-winning British poet, author and copywriter. She performs stand-up poetry and writes much of her work in the bath. Louise enjoys a good iambic pentameter and thinks there is nothing better than a ridiculous, silly or disturbing poem.
Louise likes words and has a thing about palindromes. Her favourite one is "I roamed under it as a tired, nude Maori" as it raises more questions than it answers.
Happy Stories for Busy People
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Stephen Applebaum is a freelance writer and journalist based in the UK.
Over the years his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and across different media internationally, including Dazed & Confused, Stylist, The Independent, the Guardian, The Scotsman, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, the Daily Mirror, The Times, the Sunday Times Culture, FHM, Vogue, Time Out, The National, Manchester City Life, Dazed and Confused, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, The Big Issue, The Jewish Chronicle, the Sunday Herald, What's on in Dubai, Film Review, Total Film, MovieScope, Personal Computer World, Empire, The Sunday Times(Perth), BBC Online, The Listener, and Filmfour.com.
He has also been reprin ... read more
The Wicker Man: Conversations with Robin Hardy, Anthony Shaffer & Edward Woodward
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Kristen Brown is an artist with Asperger's syndrome and PTSD who always wondered how could she ever hope to have a bright, happy future with one foot stuck in the mire of such a dark, unhappy past. She found the strength and fortitude to over-come, reconcile, forgive, let go of the pain, and help others do the same. Kristen shares her story of over-coming adversity to inspire people and help them understand that no matter what horrible, difficult, or challenging situations we go through in life, there is a way to persevere and break the cycle. Kristen wants the down-trodden masses to know, life does get better. Currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida, Kristen fosters rescued abused animals, home-schools her ... read more
What Didn't Kill Me
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Lolaca Manhisse lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Im Alter von zwölf Jahren begann sie Kurzgeschichten zu schreiben, mit sechzehn Jahren kam ihr die Idee zum Fantasy Roman "Sheylah und die Zwillingsschlüssel".
Ihr Debütroman "Sheylah und die Zwillingsschlüssel" erschien im Oktober 2012, beim Verlag Art&Words. Im September 2012 folgte Ihr zweiter Roman "City of Death - Blutfehde".
Sheylah und der Blutgraf
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Like Butch Cassidy, I am a Utah native who eventually escaped to Bolivia--though I was there more briefly than he. And, I didn't commit any crimes (at least no major ones) while there. And, like Butch, I was a good Mormon boy who went bad. My guidebook, Butch & Sundance Sightseeing in Utah & Neighboring States, presents the results of more than 12 years of on-and-off research and writing. A companion volume, with Butch & Sundance sites in Bolivia (and neighboring South American Countries) is now in the works.
Butch & Sundance Sightseeing in Utah and Neighboring States
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Todd Hunter is a young author from Newcastle Australia. His novels represent a skewed but heart felt take on a number of every day issues, typically explored through extraordinary events that may make little sense at the time and even much less sense on closer examination.
But as always, hopefully there are some laughs along the way.
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Honey Dawn writes erotica for the lovers of the paranormal.
Mistress Morbid:Blood is the first story in a series. Look forward to seeing many more stories in the coming weeks!
Mistress Morbid: Blood
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Grant Edward Costello was born in Western Australia (1980), before moving to Queensland where he began his education in Bundaberg. Avidly fascinated with all things otherworldly and make-believe, film and literature was a mainstay throughout his earlier years, and art quickly became the output for a growing wealth of inspiration and blossoming ideas. In the closing months of Grant's schooling, he put the paintbrush down in favour of literature, for within the written word he found a limitless playground, one where he could expand from static imagery to a broader medium of expression.
Grant's first story took the form of 'Aconite', a screenplay script that was faithfully recreated into a comic book format, and ... read more
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Jan Marshall is the author of "Dancin, Schmancin with the Scars: Finding the Humor No Matter What” which is another one of her satirical survival books.
She is a newspaper columnist and motivational speaker specializing in Satire and Survival for Boomers and beyond.
Her first humorous coping book "Still Hanging in There: Confessions of a Totaled Woman" is available at Amazon and other online and electronic venues.
“Jan’s writing is so full of humor and a zest for living. Her books literally sing.” …Phyllis Diller
Host of her own television series, Jan was a frequent media humorist on hundreds of radio and television programs and appeared regularly on Steve Allen’s syndicated WNEW radio show.
... read more
Dancin' Schmancin' with the Scars
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William Lambers is the author of several books and numerous articles on global hunger, nuclear arms control and other topics. His writings have been published by the History News Network, New York Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, Des Moines Register, the Bismarck Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Duluth News Tribune, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has feature columns running at Blogcritics Magazine, Examiner.com and American Chronicle. He partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme on the book Ending World Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World. The book features over 50 interviews abou ... read more
The Roadmap to End Global Hunger
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Jamie Marchant lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband, son, and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She teaches writing and literature at Auburn University. Her first novel The Goddess's Choice was released in April 2012 from Reliquary Press. She released Demons in the Big Easy in January 2013. She is hard at work on the sequel to The Goddess’s Choice, tentatively titled The Soul Stone. Her short fiction has been published in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, and Short-story.me.
Demons in the Big Easy
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James A. Perez
James A. Perez has worked in the field of education for over twenty years with children of all ages. His first novel, MAIA AND ICARUS, grew out of his love for Greek mythology and a desire to explore the epic journey of a young heroine. He lives on Long Island with his family, including his niece, Maia.
Maia and Icarus
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My husband and I have been married since Dec, 24 1999; six months after we graduated high school. A mother of one, I home school our special needs child.
I value our privacy and look forward to my husband retiring in a few years and turning him into a kept man; preferably one who spends his time scantily clad in the kitchen making me bacon.
Follow me on Twitter at @magigab
Daniel and Gabi Grubb
Dan and Gabi both live in a rickety old farm house in East Yorkshire and spend their time walking their dog Milly, wrestling with the garden, painting, writing best-selling e-books and, of course, cooking.
Thank you for looking at our books. We sincerely hope you enjoy them and will enjoy our recipes and cook them for your friends and family (or maybe just keep them to yourself!).
50 Shades of Gravy
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Tara Jade Brown
I live in Switzerland next to the Zürich Lake. I am married, have two beautiful boys, two cats and a dog. In my previous (pre-author) life I was a neuroscientist, a marketing manager and an entrepreneur. Now, my work is my passion: writing.
I hope you will enjoy the world of my imagination.
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Rakesh Ranjan describes himself as a passionate writer and crazy investor. He is an MBA from Management Development Institute, India and Edhec Business School, France. He also works in a technology consulting firm. He has stayed in different parts of India and travelled to places in Asia and Europe. He loves travelling and experiencing diverse cultures. His experiences have been a huge help in his writing. He is a keen observer of human behaviour. His interests are varied and he tries to find meanings in ordinary things. His first novel, Requiem: Will the Dead Come Back for Love? is available in print and as an eBook on major stores.
Death, Love & Life
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Randall Hammond is an International Marine Consultant, Designer, Musician, Sailor, Entertainer, Traveler, and Writer.
Randall Hammond is an International entrepreneur, a man with passion, and a positive outlook on life.
Fortunate to be afflicted with "instant inspirations" brought on by an adventurous lifestyle and producing songs, poetry and writings of drama, grief, sailing stories, biker stories, lots of sex, and heart rending life experiences.
"My life, my attitude, my rules"
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Christine Byrne has been writing all her life. From a young age she wrote songs and poetry and continued writing into her adult years.
As a writer Christine has written about important news matters relating to the environment, that have been published on line.
The Angel Sagas are a series of fictional stories, that intertwine fantasy and modern world issues. Each individual story involves one key Angel who has a specific mission to undertake, and in order to carry out their mission they must walk as a human.
Each story within the Angel Sagas focuses on a specific topic. Loki's Path is a story about greed and corruption within a political system, the key to its exposure residing with a homeless man in Lond ... read more
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Mi chiamo Andrea Moro e la mia passione per internet risale al 1994. Appena finita la scuola, ho iniziato quasi subito a lavorare nel settore IT, ricoprendo diversi ruoli, dal tecnico hardware al programmatore, passando per il web design.
Nel 2002 ho iniziato ad interessarmi di motori di ricerca e ottimizzazione dei siti, lavorando in una piccola Web Agency in Abruzzo dove ho collaborato fino al 2009, per poi trasferirmi definitivamente in Inghilterra.
Jump! Guida pratica per atterrare in Inghilterra (senza farsi male)
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Lyla Luray loves sex, love, words about sex, and words about love. She primarily writes erotica and erotic romance, but often likes to mix it up. During cold winter months, Lyla snuggles up with her husband in their home on the US East Coast. Alternatively, she'll take a holiday at a tropical beach. She's not picky.
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Lyla also loves hearing from readers! Please say hello at lylaluray[at]gmail.com or http://lylaluray.com
Omega Moon Rising
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Brent is a husband, father, teacher, writer, and sometimes artist living in Seoul Korea, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Brent reads Stephen King, Brandon Mull, Jim Butcher, and a hundred others. You should too.
Lately Brent's been all over the place: designing book covers both E and print, editing up books, and reviewing for AIA (awesome indies, look them up). It's an exciting time to be a writer.
*If you're like me and you don't like to be cheated, please don't use Authorhouse.com. In fact, since finding Smashwords I intend to republish 'Breaking Benjamin' in its entirety here soon enough, and I'm also looking for a print publisher, if you'd like to have one on an actual bookshelf.
The Wizard's Tower (Rory II)
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I am a life-long horse lover, who started riding at three years old and am still riding today. I've taken part in a great variety of equestrian activities. My husband and I own three horses that are in their late 20′s and semi-retired. I can't image a life without horses in it.
Suspense, romance, horses and sometimes the paranormal are the themes I like to explore in my books. I've had a life-long preoccupation with investigating new trails and new ideas. When I was a kid, my best friend was a sweet, little horse named Star. We loved to ride in the hills or along the river and were always open to trying unknown paths. We saw lots of pretty country that way and occasionally got into trouble, but that never di ... read more
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Jen Frankel is the author of the supernatural thriller THE LAST RITE and its sequel THE RED RING, the first two books of the Blood and Magic series featuring young heroine Maggie Stuart. Her stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in magazines across North America, and she is also a successful screenwriter and filmmaker. She has also worked variously as a software duplicator, pizza delivery girl, book store gremlin, and assistant to a parrot breeder.
Leia of Earth
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Jane K. Dickinson
Jane is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1975. Jane lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. She works remotely for Teachers College Columbia University, where she is the program coordinator and faculty for an online Master of Science program in Diabetes Education and Management.
People With Diabetes Can Eat Anything: It's All About Balance
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Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over seven years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery. Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and ... read more
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Elena D. Calin
Elena is a self-taught writer who specializes in writing business essays, as well as turning her hand to funny and magical stories for children. She weaves her spiritual and philosophical thoughts into her writings.
Born in 1982, she is the daughter of an electrician and a housewife, and helps to run a small family retail business in her hometown with her brother and parents. Elena left her native town and moved to the big city to study Economics were she is currently working as an auditor. Her business experience was gained working in two multinational companies, where she conducted activities as an external auditor in the financial field. Her role was to manage projects and to lead teams. She lives in Buch ... read more
Magic Sparkles of Happiness: Spiritual Guide for Feeling Happiness
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LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances & mysteries. Her award-winning novels have variously been described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice', and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'.
Lucinda lives most days in the 18th Century (heaven!) and is addicted to Pinterest. Come join her in her 18th Century world: http://www.pinterest.com/lucindabrant/
Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery
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Marc Schmatjen (pronounced “smidgen,” as in, just a smidgen of this or that) was born and raised in Northern California. When he had grown tall enough to leave, he went south. Then he went north. Then he came back and remains in Northern California today with his wife Sandra, raising their three boys, two of whom are semi-normal, and one who is a total nut bar.
Marc writes adventure books for children and family humor columns for adults.
The Sycamore Detective Agency – Headquartered in the historic and mysterious farmhouse known as Barton Manor, nine-year-old Johnny Smith and his younger brothers Matt and Cooper secretly fight crime in Rocklin, California with the help of their adventure-loving grandfa ... read more
The Sycamore Detective Agency - Case Number One
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Ami Sands Brodoff
Ami Sands Brodoff is the author of the novel, The White Space Between, Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. The novel centres on a mother and daughter grappling with the impact of the Holocaust. She is also the author of Bloodknots, a volume of thematically linked stories about family: the threads that bind people together and the ones that unravel without warning. Bloodknots was a finalist for The Re-Lit Award. Her debut novel, Can You See Me? was nominated for The Pushcart Prize and is a recommended book of NAMI (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Ami contributes frequent reviews to The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, The Montreal Review of Books and The Gazette. Essays and a ... read more
Can You See Me?
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Life has spun me bare and denied me fear. I am an enigmatic Negress who ain't from here. Forgive me or embrace me, but I got truth to share. Ivory Tower accredited, hypocrisy detector inherited. I got a crystal ball in my third eye. I saw a future and said: "Nah, that's a lie."
Scratch what ya heard, and scrape what ya seen. There are but two options for you and me: Wake up or Shut up; Love or Fear; Evolve or Die; Human Unification or Annihilation. You pick the cake, one of 'em gotta back.
Revolution begins with Introspection; and Love is Destiny. For such reason, I wish to offer you a sample tasting of my soul's recipes and reflections. Dishes served include: poetry, prose, essays, quotes, and narrative scr ... read more
Truth is my Compass, & Wisdom my Helm
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Kristiene Gray (1982 - ) was born in Cheltenham on New Year's Day. She attended high class schools and a finishing college, where she drifted deep into the BDSM scene as a means to escape her upbringing. She left the scene when she felt she needed greater emotional attachment than she was getting. From there a successful career followed in digital media sales, where she ended up employing someone (now very high profile) who became the significant influence in her life. Traumatised by family tragedy and under increasing pressure at work, she decided to completely de-stress her life by allowing all decisions for her to be taken by someone - her employee with whom she was now deeply smitten. This led to her droppi ... read more
Close to the Edge - The Teasers
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When Eva Natsumi was in adolescence she was diagnosed with a rare and debilitating illness. She realized that she could never do anything the normal way, and that cultured a creative view of life.
She doesn't much care for genres. She writes what she wants to write. They're a little humorous, a lot dark, and mostly about twisted people.
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I am a mother of four, author and blogger. My writing is a passion that fuels my soul. My nonfiction writings are a strong representation of my personality and how I perceive life. My words and perceptions may be strong in nature, but they come from a soft place in my heart for others.
I currently have my Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, while currently completing my Masters in Psychology. I enjoy writing as a mechanism to inspire others.
My writing allows me to capture others and inspire them is positive ways, while freeing my inner shield.
The Difference from The Rich & Poor: Their Secrets To Inner Happiness
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Paul Frith was born in 1971 in the city of Sheffield, England. Inspired by such writers as Susan Hill, Richard Bach and Richard Matheson and the simple way these great writers paint with words.
Already hard at work on his next novel, 'The Occupier' he also finds time to churn out short stories as well as play with his three children.
He can always be found roaming the Peak District, Derbyshire with a notebook and ukulele in hand.
The Secret Tide
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Paul T. Kidd
Paul T Kidd is an author and writer, and an independent researcher and policy analyst. Paul is engaged in a process of working to redefine the book publishing business and has taken a conscious decision not to follow the traditional route to publication. Instead he is seeking to explore new business models for authors, while also innovating through the style and technology. Working with organisations such as Amazon is a central part of this experiment in creating a new publishing paradigm. More information about all these matters, as well as his central muses, can be found on his web site: www.cheshirehenbury.com. Below is a summary of his writing experience and purpose.
Paul is a very experienced writer havi ... read more
A Tale of Two Deserts: Enigmatic Christmas Fables for the Modern Age
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I've been writing stories all my life, for as long as I cán write. At 11 I wrote my first 200 page manuscript, at first by hand, later carefully typed over on my typewriter. At 14 I started writing my second, about 400 page, manuscript. My friends and classmates loved the books and my essays.
In university I stopped writing fiction, and only now I've returned to this former passion, this time with the added handicap: I'm writing in English. It isn't my native tongue and to be frank, I'm quite horrible at it. But fantasy in Dutch just sounds very very boring.
The book "Nexus" is a total (and I mean total, there's almost nothing left of the original) rewrite of the old 400 page book. The original was in Dutch a ... read more
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Kris Deva North
Author, and Teacher of the Taoist Arts and Healing NLP.
Born in wartime London in the Year of the Dragon and a hail of bombs, Kris spent his childhood in South America and teen years in the turbulence of Mau-Mau Kenya. At age fifteen the Wakamba tribe initiated him as an honorary member. Dancing in their drum-circles he witnessed fire-bathing adepts roll around in flames, unharmed. Military action in South Arabia and Borneo introduced him to real-life death. Service with the Gurkhas of Nepal steeped him in the culture and traditions of these Kali-worshippers and their rituals of blood-sacrifice.
25 years in business and management followed, until Kris changed his life, to oriental healing and martial arts. In ... read more
Shiatsu Secrets for Hairdressers