Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at PatsyTrench
Patsy Trench’s background is in theatre. Born and raised in England, she emigrated to Australia as a ten pound pom and spent three hedonistic years there acting and having a generally good time, before returning to London to marry and have kids. She wrote for television and theatre for a few years before forming ‘The Children’s Musical Theatre of London’ with a couple of colleagues, devising musicals for and with young children. On looking into her mother’s Australian background she discovered a tale of fascination and historical surprise, so she spent five years commuting between her home in London and her adopted home of New South Wales researching and writing what became known as The Worst Country ... read more
Self Publishing in Ebook and Print: a practical guide for the technically challenged
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One of the primary goals of my writing is to give readers a world into which they can escape the stress of life. And a fun read for lounging on the beach or cuddling up with a blanket and a cup of tea. ~Smart Women ~Sexy Men ~Seductive Romance.
Another goal is to make a difference in the world. That is why each of my books will sponsor a community program, and a percentage of my proceeds will be donated to that organization.
I am a registered member of Romance Writers of America’s Speakers Bureau, I’m a Toastmaster, and (strange but true) I enjoy marketing as much as I enjoy writing. I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota with my family, and I love to travel.
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Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.
She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking, books, and animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently working on various projects, including the rest of the White Aura Series, the Scarred Hearts Series, and a novella series. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible.
Bound Souls: Zander and Daphne
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Born in England 1943, lived in Canada 1952 - 1961, formed a country band, THE WESTERNAIRES, 1964, married 1966, have 2 children, boy and girl, had quite a successful career touring, TV and recording, awards, retired music business 2004 with severe back trouble, started writing 1998, 5 published novels, TO HELL WITH THE BADGE, DEATH ON A ROPE, TWISTED RIVER (Winner of Global eBook Awards Best Western novel 2012), EMPORIUM OF DEATH and HARVEST. I live in small village in South Yorkshire, England.
Started writing erotic stories and now has five on Smashwords. The 20th Hole, Sex for Promotion - Laura goes for it, Who's Teaching Who, Sex on a Train #1 in series Ellie's gangbangs, Sex on a Bus #2 in series Ellie's Ga ... read more
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K G Smith
Ken Smith was born in Ashford Common Middlesex, more years ago than he cares to remember. He was educated at the local secondary modern school. He followed a number of different careers until, while working as a Domestic Appliance Technician, he decided he could do better and went to university to study Computer Systems Engineering.
Since graduation he has been a lecturer in Further Education Colleges, a supply Teacher and even ran a Post Office until the government closed it down.
In 1996 he volunteered to assist his wife in running a small children's home in Romania. They returned to England a year later leaving the place in a much healthier state than they found it.
Since retiring Ken has devoted his tim ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ColleenConnally
Colleen Connally is one of the pen names of Jerri Hines. Under Colleen Connally, she writes historical romance riddled with romantic suspense and a touch of paranormal. The Secret Lives Series consist of Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and coming in the fall 2013, Seductive Lies.
One can find other historical series under her name of Jerri Hines. She has a historical romance series, the Tides of Charleston: The Judas Kiss, the Promise, and Another Night Falls with Whiskey Creek Press. She also has a historical fiction series the Winds of Betrayal: The Cry For Freedom (free ebook), Embrace of the Enemy, Kiss of Deceit, and coming 2014, The Heavens shall Fall.
She began using a pen name, Carrie James Haynes, ... read more
Fragmented, Book One Boston's Crimes of Passion Series
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Rocker of sparkly tiaras, friend of dragons, and lover of all things sexy, Tameri Etherton leaves a trail of glitter in her wake as she creates and conquers new worlds and the villains who inhabit them. When not masquerading as a mom and writer, rumor has it she travels to far off places, drinking tea and finding inspiration for her kickass heroines—and the rogues who steal their hearts—with her own Prince Charming by her side.
Follow me on Twitter at TheDrMrsSmith
Dr. Smith is a wife, mother, sister, friend, researcher, and professor. From day one, she has always lived with a purpose and a desire to help others. Her positive, motivating, and engaging mindset emanates from her spirit. She was raised in a loving blended family and now has one of her own. Dr. Smith knows what it is like to step outside your comfort zone, rise to new levels in life, and persevere through the challenges. Her humbleness, love for individuals, experiences with all walks of life, transparency, and wisdom allows her to easily connect with individuals.
Dr. Smith received her PhD from the University of South Florida. She also attend the College of William & Mary as well as Christopher Newport Unive ... read more
You're More Than What Meets The Eye: The Independent Woman's Guide To Becoming Wifely Material
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Fáilte! (That's the Irish for welcome!)We don't get a lot of sunshine here in Ireland so to keep me feeling sunny, I write, although, not as much as I'd like to because I have a paid job that keeps me away from my laptop . . . damned responsibilities.
Here are some random things that I like and don't like:
Like: The smell of freshly-washed laundry blowing in the wind; my daughter's laugh; having warm feet; the colour of my dog's eyes; cooing wood pigeons.
Don't like: warm milk; liquorice; having cold feet; the smell of goats; drying off with a wet bath towel.
I dream of becoimg a published author and when I do it will be another thing ticked off my bucket list. It's an ever-changing list and for fun I'm goin ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at mad_ones
Lynnette Lounsbury married an American thinking she might score a Green Card but was double-crossed and ending up living in Sydney, Australia, which she now loves.
She divides her time unequally between writing, lecturing, studying Ancient History and raising two wild things. She recently realized none of her skills will be useful post-apocalypse so is trying to befriend people who hunt, build and understand machines. (Facebook her if this is you.)
Look for more books out soon, because writing is a fabulous, incurable disease.
Jack Lives Here
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Chris Fox was born in Colorado. He grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He is a lover of nature, good food, movies, books, and hiking. He values physical labor, lofty imagination, and pretty women in summer dresses. He always loved writing, and sex. One day he was inspired to combine the two and see what happened. You can be the judge of the result.
Follow me on Twitter at reyes_richie
I am a programmer with great experience in C, C++, ANSI C, C#, Objective-C, Python, Ruby, and so on. Currently working at Apple Inc.
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Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, AJ Duran grew up in a French family, and hailed from a quaint remnant of Quebec lakefront countryside, which has since given way to the voracious suburban appetite for urban development.
She discovered her passion for reading at an early age, almost embodying the popular caricature of a bookworm. This passion fed her youthful imagination, leading to a number of earlier attempts to lay down her thoughts in a structured format, culminating in the AJ Duran Fiction series.
Paradoxically, she now lives in a Montreal suburb with Claudia, her life-partner of 13 years, a cat named Mitsou, and a mutt who goes by the name of Stormy. From her home office, she spins her yarns in a tap ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ian_keir
Ian Keir lived in Sydney up to 1991 except for a couple of years at Blaxland NSW in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Now lives in Brisbane Qld. He prefers a challenge and when he has mastered that challenge moving on to a new challenge and this has resulting in studying many disciplines from Automotive to Zoology. This knowledge has given Ian Keir the knowledge to write on many subjects.
The books written so far have been a graphic design book ‘Quick Pick Colour’ (paperback) and 2 computer books ‘Install Windows without the Hassles’ and ‘Update Your Computer In Easy Steps’ both e-books. The present book in production is ‘Better Healthy Living’ and should be available in the first half of ... read more
Better Healthy Living Book Two The Nutrient List
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Kathy Coatney has worked as a freelance photojournalist for 20 years, starting in parenting magazines, then fly fishing, and finally specializing in agriculture. Her work can be seen in the California Farm Bureau magazine, Ag Alert, Farm Progress’ Beef Producer magazines, West Coast Nut Guide magazine, and TimberWest magazine. The From the Farm to the Table children’s stories are her latest project.
From the Farm to the Table Almonds
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Greg Laden was born in Albany New York and subsequently lived in the Boston area and Milawaukee and spent a total of several years in Zaire (now Congo) and South Africa. He now lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Laden is trained as an archaeologist and biological anthropologist, has taught at Harvard University, Boston University, the University of Minnesota and elsewhere. At present he writes about science, science education, and politics at Greg Laden's Blog on National Geographic's Science Blog network and elsewhere, and maintains a home page at www.gregladen.com
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Michael S. Seaver, MBA, SPHR
Michael Seaver has spent more than a decade developing talent, enhancing operational structures and systems, and transforming organizational cultures to achieve business goals. Seaver began his career as an operations manager in the hospitality industry. There, he was part of a senior leadership team that opened a new resort in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The four-star resort was later earmarked as ResortCom’s flagship facility.
He also spent two years in Human Resources at nationally recognized Banner Health. In his role as system Director of Sourcing, Seaver standardized on-boarding throughout the 24-hospital system, implemented a strategic plan for hard-to-fill positions, and developed a business plan ... read more
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Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sung the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.
However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course.
For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.
Kenya currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overacti ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at strongwriting
Maude Stephany is fascinated with Story and how it brings people together. She is a member of CANSCAIP and her work has been published in international children's and parenting magazines. In addition to writing her own stories, Maude uses her skills as a writer and a speaker to help others to tell their stories and works as an editor and professional ghostwriter.
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Peter Auditore is a Silicon Valley startup veteran with over 16 years startup experience and nearly twenty five years in the technology industry. He was also an accomplished marine scientist where he studied cod and haddock fisheries dynamic aboard ships and submarines on the Georges Bank.
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K.L. VanderWall is a wife and mother of 6 children, ranging in age from 20 to 5. She lives and writes in Oregon, where she raises her children with her husband of 22 years, Jim VanderWall.
She has dabbled with her writing since she was a child, writing poetry and creative stories when she was going through public school in Mesa Arizona, and she loves to read, but has always struggled with Dyslexia, which also made her doubt her ability to write a novel length book. She even toyed with writing songs for a couple of years with her younger sister Julia, but she never embraced the idea of writing novels until her Daughter encouraged her to do so in 2010. She has since completed her first series, called the Faer ... read more
The Twin Flames: A Faerie Star Fables Novel
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Karla Darcy lives with her husband, several tame geckos and an occasional friendly snake on the Treasure Coast on the east side of Florida. She has always felt she lived in the Regency period in a past life. Her early writings were musical comedies and humor columns so it was an easy transition to the romantic and humorous style of Regencies. Lovely dresses, masked balls and witty conversations, which contained saucy double entendres, were the perfect cup of tea for this author.
Karla discovered years ago that you don't have to be a bitch to write a Regency but it helps. Tone is everything in the era of witty repartee. Dialogue has to have that snap that makes Regency conversations sparkle.
The Divided Hearts
Follow me on Twitter at ALifeSold
Ian Usher was born in 1963 in Darlington in the north-east of England. He grew up in the small northern market town of Barnard Castle, and went to college in Liverpool, gaining a teaching degree in Outdoor Education.
A varied and chaotic career followed, involving many jobs, locations and businesses. From 1992 to 1996 he ran Scarborough Jet Skiing in partnership with long-time best friend Bruce. It was on the beach during this time that he met his wife-to-be.
Laura and Ian married in 2000, and they moved together to Perth in Western Australia. The marriage ended five years later, and in 2008 Ian put his life up for sale on eBay!
Two years of travel followed, in which he tackled a list of 100 goals, aiming to ... read more
Paradise Delayed - Our new lives in the wild. Caribbean island life in the beautiful archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama
Follow me on Twitter at theStacieWilson
Do you believe in magic? I do. Words have the ability to conjure magical worlds that can whisk us away from our everyday lives. There is magic everywhere, you just have to look.
I will be publishing Myst in 2014. I am originally from sunny Southern California but now call Nashville, Tennessee home with my husband, daughter and our three fur-kids (dogs).
You can stop by and say hello to me at www.StacieWilson.com, on Twitter @theStacieWilson, or at www.facebook.com/StacieWilsonAuthor.
Prophecy An Isle of Myst Novella
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Millie Burns lives in Orangevale, CA with her husband and three lovely daughters. Along with a severe infatuation of the written word, Millie enjoys a variety of other activities. You might find her out climbing a rock, hiking the backwoods, or clinging to the end of a rope being dragged behind a boat.
Return of the Crown
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Jamie Dell White
Jamie Dell White was born in Brooklyn and raised in Miami, Florida. She grew up in Skylake, in North Miami Beach, and witnessed Miami become the international hot spot it is today. As an identical twin, she spent much of her youth being continuously confused with her twin sister, which is also her best friend. After high school, she studied journalism at Florida International University, and went on to law school. She is a labor and employment law attorney, and received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. After practicing law for several years, she put her career on hold to raise her two children, now ages sixteen and fourteen. Aside from the full time job of raising teenagers, she ... read more
Defense of the Heart
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Esther Spurrill Jones
I learned to read when I was four years old, and I began writing soon thereafter. My first story was about a girl and her horse—it was awful, but my parents loved it, which encouraged me to continue. My favourite genres are of the fantastical and magical, where the mundane rules of real life don't apply.
Give Up the Light
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Carl A. Flecker Jr.
In addition to writing, I am a dentist with a private practice in my native city of Pittsburgh, PA. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh.
For many years, I have spent innumerable hours with real men and women and now spend equally with imaginary characters. Both are a joy.
Follow me on Twitter at DanielRiderTweets
DANIEL RIDER has taught English all over the world, including a stint in the Peace Corps during the late '90s, but left teaching in 2009 to pursue his writing dreams. Now he lives in Issaquah, Washington, where he divides his time between writing and being a stay-at-home dad to his two-year-old daughter. His most recent short stories can be found in the anthology DREAMS IN SHADOW available on amazon.com.
Follow me on Twitter at Ceocass20052000
Hello all i am a aspiring writer i have wrote a few E-books i am just starting out so any tips would be Appreciated. I love to cook so i think i am going to write a few more cookbooks i do also have a few story ideas i am still playing with we will see thank you.
With-In My Mind
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I am married, with 2 kids. When I am not writing, I am busy with my Pure Romance and Pampered Chef business.
I love to shop, cook, read and just hang out with family and friends.
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Karthik, a passionate writer and cricket fanatic, was born and raised in Chennai, India. He completed most of his education in singara Chennai and later moved to the U.S to do his Masters.
LIVE from Mumbai is his first venture at a full length novel. Karthik has always been a prolific writer and an active blogger.
He enjoys his cricket and plays the game very seriously. Knows Chennai city roads like the back of his hand. Currently works as a quality engineer and also takes time to work on his future stories.
Live from Mumbai
Follow me on Twitter at DickieWeckerly
Dickie Weckerly has enjoyed writing since he attended middle school. He has recently completed his first romance novel, Legal Action, and looks forward to writing four more novels in the series, the next of which will be Suspicious Appeal followed by Terms of Commitment and International Affair. He is currently working on an autobiography under the same name. Mr. Weckerly currently resides in Holladay, Utah. He is currently under the employ of a large international hotel company and studies Business at the University of Utah, writing in his spare time.
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Vivi Andrews is an award-winning paranormal romance author who calls Alaska home. For more about Vivi and her books, visit www.viviandrews.com.
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Yorkshire born, in Sheffield, now living in Rotherham.
Married to Anne, and living in a quirky house with a lot of stairs and an enormous amount of books.
Started writing more years ago than I want to remember, inspired by Ian Fleming, John Buchan, Alistair Maclean and Jack Higgins. Working in longhand, by typewriter and then with an old laptop and a printer. “One day I’m going to write a novel” arrived andin August 2002 became “Today’s the day!" A beginning, an end and the urge to write. The result was ICELINE, a thriller about abduction, smuggling and dodgy diving in Western Scotland.
CONTROL:ESCAPE is the second novel about Steel and the characters at The Grange, revealing more of the place and ... read more
Gone To Earth
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Steven Alan Hassan, M.Ed., LMHC, NCC has been involved in educating the public about mind control, controlling groups and destructive cults since 1976.
He holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology from Cambridge College, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Steve has written three books that have received extensive praise from former cult members, families of former members, clergy, cult experts, and psychologists, “Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults” (1988) and “Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves” (20 ... read more
Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs
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Rhoberta Shaler PhD
Rhoberta Shaler, PhD
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Kaizen for Couples: Smart Steps to Save, Sustain & Strengthen Your Relationship
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Gareth Renowden is an award-winning writer based in New Zealand. His work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Britain, New Zealand and the USA. Follow developments in the Burning World at the Burning World blog and on Facebook. Gareth’s personal blog can be found at the Limestone Hills web site and his climate change blog at hot-topic.co.nz.
Follow me on Twitter at tannathornburg
After a satisfying career in the renewable natural resources field, Tanna Thornburg happily retired and found a new career: writing novels. And of course, her first book, featuring environmental consultant Rima Larkin, has a strong environmental theme. There are good guys to root for and bad guys to boo, and just to keep it interesting, she also provides us with a mystery to solve and a romance to enjoy.
Tanna has lived in Arizona for most of her life and has explored nearly all of it, either through her work or her personal time. She is currently writing another mystery for Rima Larkin, and her family and friends, to solve. And don't worry, Rima will also have another romantic adventure. Look for two more no ... read more
Condor Moon, A Romantic Suspense Novel
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A M Russell
I write science fiction novels with themes of time travel and alternate realities.
I live in Yorkshire; the middle of Britain.
A life long fan of fantasy and science fiction - a geek who has read "Lord of the Rings" several times. My passion writing stories began early on after hearing "The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Junior School. I have a persistent curiosity that keeps me writing. It is my passion, my obsession, and the way I keep my mind focused and calm. I have a breakneck speed for writing, but edit much more slowly!
I love films, The Time Machine; Matrix Trilogy; Inception; anything that bends the mind. I would love to see one of my creations turned into a film; I explore the world space in my ... read more
Zebra and Cheese Sandwich (How To Steal A Time Machine And Not Get Caught)
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Nancy E. Shaffer
Nancy E. Shaffer has been an experimental psychologist, a philosopher, and a software developer. She taught history and philosophy of science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Her philosophical work has appeared in the journal Philosophy of Science and her pop-culture philosophy website, All Things Philosophical on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: the Series (http://www.atpobtvs.com/).
Her first novel, Dis/inhibition, turns a state university lab into an emotional crucible for exploring the complex relationship between a young neuroscientist and her mentor. Nancy is currently working on the first novel of a science fiction series, Aethersphere.
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Follow me on Twitter at shoelova13
Grew up in Philadelphia, went to Hussian School of Art where I graduated with honors with an A.A. in Graphic Arts. I have had some short stories printed in some adult papers distributed in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia and this is the first time I have tried my hand at writing a full length novella.
I'm a mom and a wife and now currently living still in Philadelphia and working as a graphic artist in New Jersey.
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About the author…
Comedienne, writer, producer and award-winning actress, Grace Fraga, can now add author to her impressive list of accomplishments. As a relationship coach, Grace has appeared on NBC’s “The Steve Harvey Show”, FOX News San Diego and Sirius Radio’s “Get off my Lawn”.
As owner of Juan-ah-Laff Productions, she has written comedic plays, television scripts, promos, commercials, webisodes and websites for numerous entertainment companies. The bi-lingual “Margarita Mama” has also produced several cable television shows and one-woman-stage plays. Her acting credit highlights include programs on A&E, VH1, Discovery Channel, Court TV, Univision and Telemundo, with club appearances at T ... read more