Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Ana B. Ronning
My name is Ana B. Ronning and I live in North Texas with my husband of twenty four years, Garrett, and our beautiful teenage daughter. I’m a stay at home mom at present, will be an empty nester in a couple of years and I plan to remain at home until retirement catches me.
I grew up in a small southern Texas town where people didn’t lock their doors at night in fear. My sister and I could be found either on our bikes, in a tree or just running barefoot through our huge back yard. We were rarely indoors and our mother would stand on the back porch and call to us when it was dinner time. We could hear her from blocks away when she’d call us, and come roaring into the yard on our bikes, usually racing to ... read more
Major Moves - Introducing the Caldwell's
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Now retired from the paid workforce, Winfreda is able to indulge a life-long ambition to write fiction. Although she enjoyed her later work-life writing (research reports, policy documents, academic theses), the joy of allowing imagination to run is liberating. Farewell to the constraints of facts and statistics.
Another ambition is to stay healthy for long enough to tap out the myriad fancies itching to take shape.
Winfreda calls on experiences from a long working life and a fascination with family dynamics to fashion characters and plots. But as she writes, some alchemy happens to merge the temperaments and personalities of the characters with unforeseen events that often surprise her.
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Miscellany: Where is Home and Other Stories
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Elyce Gobat is a freelance writer by profession. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in French language from the University of Arizona, she has worked in both China and France as well as traveled to over twenty countries in North America, Asia, and Europe. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, speaking French, dabbling in Photoshop, baking, spending time with her rabbits, and learning useless facts.
The Cereal Song
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A R Dent
A.R. Dent was born in 1945 in Sydney and lived at a beach side suburb. After a turbulent/quiet contrasting early life A.R. Dent then spent time travelling before settling down for a business and professional life.
'Been there - done that' about sums up his life.
A Professional Artist and now also including his love of writing and poetry into his life.
In writing To Kill a Bunyip I had a plan. Write the book more stupid than Ocker Oscar (that was a challenge).
I now have another plan; write each book more stupid than the last book.
The single goal of A R Dent is to create original stories that entertain.
I am not writing books. I am not an author. I am now a storyteller. I have a present 'work-in-progress' t ... read more
The Justice of Null
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Author Of Cancelot & Rucastle 1 (The Fishbone Comb)
Author Of Cancelot & Rucastle 2 (The Death Fog)
Author Of Cancelot & Rucastle 3 (Ferculectus Lord)
Author Of Cancelot & Rucastle 4 (Procullen So Far)
Author Of Cancelot & Rucastle 5 (Beggardas's Royal Marque)
fave books; Bram Stoker's Dracula, Harry Potter
Cancelot & Rucastle 1 The Fishbone Comb
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Kristina Circelli is the author of several fiction novels, including The Helping Hands series, The Whisper Legacy series, "The Never," and "The SOur Orange Derby." A descendent of the Cherokee nation, Circelli holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida.
Her Whisper Legacy series is steeped in the spoken narratives of Native American lore, and is at once a gripping story of a father's love and his search for redemption as well as a written record of a Nation's belief system. Part adventure, part myth, and altogether riveting, this series from Kristina Circelli signifies the emergence of an important voice in Native American literature.
From her extraordin ... read more
The Silent Sounds of Chaos
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"Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short" is the culmination of over four decades in attempts to capture the life and times of Frank Buncom by first time author Buzz Ponce.
After teaching high school journalism for eight years, Ponce spent 31 years in school recognition sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as a master’s in education, both from Northern Arizona University.
Ponce and his wife Susan reside in Fountain Hills, Arizona, with their dog Henry.
Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short
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I am a former smoker from Croatia. I'm 46 years old, married 12 years and father of two minor children. I can say that I'm healthy; I love my kids,my wife and dog.
How I Quit Smoking in 5 Steps is my first ebook, hope it helps you to quit. I am planing to write next one How I lost weight after quitting smoking.....if readers have interest for new book!
Also, I am civil engineer and energy certificator - like energy sever things....
How I Quit Smoking in 5 Steps?
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Danielle was born and bred in a little town in England, where anything too sexy got shut down in a puff of moral outrage. She moved away as soon as possible. These days she lives with her boyfriend by the sea, and her old neighbours would be shocked to know what she writes in her spare time.
She likes dogs and sushi and brilliantly explicit erotica, not necessarily in that order.
Enthralled, Book 2: Succumbing to Slavery (tease/anal/enslavement erotica)
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Emmy Boy is your ordinary everyday very funny and fun loving guy who enjoys telling all sorts of stories from thrillers to dramas to comedy to futuristic to weirdos and of course to erotic...wow!
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Harry is a massive sci-fi fan, both of books and of anything that can be viewed on a screen. Without a book he is totally lost and one day it occurred to him to start writing his own stories instead of just thinking them and forgetting forever.
Harry has released two books on Amazon so far, "The Bell Curve" and "Sawtooth", both loosely themed on intelligence and eugenics in a dystopian world.
One of Harry's favourite pastime is writing biographies of himself, like this one, in the third person. It makes him feel like a proper author to see a brief summary of his achievements written by himself on a web page. He must feel so proud right now.
If you would like to connect with Harry, follow him on twitter @Vood ... read more
Sawtooth: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure (Assessor's Archive #2)
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Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. She is a graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers. Her short fiction has been published in several markets including EveryDay Fiction, Thunder on the Battlefield and White Cat Magazine. She is an avid cook and foodie, a trivia buff, and a science geek, and loves to talk about neuroscience, the Food Network, and writing craft—but not necessarily all at the same time! You can visit her at Twitter at @ahugheswriter or on the web at www.ahugheswriter.com. For all the la ... read more
Rabbit Trick: A Mindspace Investigations Short Story
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I am a mother, teacher, writer, and hopeful entrepreneur. My passions have always revolved around writing and creativity. Since one of my favorite genres is actually children's literature, I really enjoy writing (and reading) picture books. I hope to complete a series of interactive children's picture ebooks in the next coming months.
My career first started in teaching and I have dedicated the past 12 years to elementary and special education. Over the past 18 months, I have been transferring more of my time to writing. I started with a blog for parents and teachers of children with special needs, offering tips and strategies to improve motor, speech, and play skills as well as behavior at www.tips4specialki ... read more
Twitter Trends: Hot Topic Record Breakers on Twitter
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The art of writing for me is like a painting.
You have an idea of what you want to paint, (like a face). Is it a woman's face or a man's? Is the face thin or fat? What kind of facial characteristics does it have? That is in the background? Are there other people in the scene of the painting? Is it a realistic work of art or more open to the imagination like an abstract?
Well, all writing has some reality in it from the writer's world. Some have more realism in them than others. Mine are a combination of both. Some are stories within stories. Ernest Hemmingway was good at this. Some writers start with outlines on paper. I start with an idea in my head and the main characters.
Then I sit down and write. N ... read more
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Eden Unger Bowditch
Eden Unger Bowditch has been writing since she was very small—in fact, since she could use her brain to think of something to say. She wrote while attaining her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and she wrote songs as lead singer of the band Enormous. She has written stories and plays and shopping lists and screenplays and dreams and poems—and also books about her longtime Baltimore home. She has been a journalist, as well as a welder, and an editor. The Atomic Weight of Secrets is her first young adult novel, and she has been as excited writing it as she hopes you are reading it.
Eden grew up in Chicago, and later lived both in Los Angeles and in Paris. She now lives with h ... read more
The Ravens of Solemano OR The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black
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I grew up in Berlin, Germany and Montevideo, Uruguay. Educated in Germany and Uruguay. Lived in the United States since 1960, in Detroit and Washington, D.C. where I worked for the United States Information Agency, a dependency of the U.S. Department of State, as a writer, editor and translator in their Office of International Information Programs. After my retirement, I continued to work as a contractor for the federal government. At the present time my concentration is writing fiction. I am a member of the Florida Writers Association.
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Raised in Baltimore, Maryland on a steady diet of magical realism, literary fiction, science-fiction, and Spider-Man comics, Harrison Demchick spent most of his formative years inside his own head, working out strange thoughts and ideas that would eventually make their way into stories, screenplays, and songs.
He went to Oberlin College to attain one of modern day’s most notoriously useless degrees, a BA in English with a creative writing concentration, but then actually used it, working the last seven years as a book editor. Harrison is also a screenwriter, and the winner of the 2011 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition.
The Listeners was born in an independent study in fiction during Harrison’s senior se ... read more
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Derek was born in Hampshire in England but spent his teenage years in Auckland, New Zealand where he still has strong family ties.
For many years he taught history in a secondary school in Berkshire but took early retirement several years ago to concentrate on his writing.
Apart from writing, he spends his time gardening, travelling, walking and taking part in archaeological digs at a Roman villa.
Feud is the first book in the Rebels and Brothers series. Other books are A Traitor's Fate and Kingdom of Rebels. The final book, The Last Shroud, is out in August 2015.
The Last Shroud
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I am a 52 year old widowed mother of 4, with 10 grandchildren. I became head of house while living on the south side of Chicago at the age of 15, where I earned and was given the name "Angel Dust". The experiences I write about, although negative, cold hearted and harsh, helped me to achieve the strengths I have today.
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Öner Döşer is a leading Medieval Astrologer who earned his qualification (A.M.A.-Adepted in Medieval Astrology) from Robert Zoller. In March 2005, Oner founded the School of Astrology in Turkey and ranks as one of the leading lecturers there. He has eight published books. His first book “Astrology of the Sage” discusses Medieval Astrology, its history and techniques. Öner wrote his second book in 2007, namely “Turkey in 2008” which analyzed what 2008 would have brought to Turkey if applying Medieval and contemporary Astrology techniques. Öner’s last two books, “Time of Transformation” and “Great Awakening,” explained the issues of 2012. Since these publications, he has given seminars abou ... read more
Maximum: Are You Ready For The Change?
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Rebecca Woodard who has written all her life but because she was good in math and physics went into industry as an electrical engineer - more algorithm and intelligence than simple electronics, eventually excelling in software. She ended up in managing, founded a lean6sigma 2 day course, then finally retired due to Lupus.
Betty (Elizabeth) is Rebecca's Swedish grandma (also her middle name). Ursula is her English grandma. L was to put her on the center shelf - thank you DoubleDay distributor for that advice!
Rebecca has recently got into art and illustrates a children's book series which is also educational using her science and math background. The series is Duck Dillon Quacks the Case.
Rebecca lives in Southe ... read more
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We are an independent trade publisher based in the heart of Canary Wharf. Our lists contain a wide range of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and we publish a variety of interesting books suitable for all ages and tastes.
Caught in the Light
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Writing is my first love. Even before I could read or put coherent sentences down on paper, I would beg the older kids to team up with me for the purpose of crafting ghost stories to share with our friends. This first writing partnership came to a tragic end when my coauthor decided to quit a day later, and I threw my cookies at her head. Today, I stick with solo writing, telling the stories that would otherwise keep me up at night.
Most days (and nights) are spent feeding my tea addiction while defending the computer keyboard from my feline companion, Loki, who would like to try her paw at typing.
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I've lived in 6 states but mainly grew up in Midwest, moved to California in 70's, studied psychology and music at 3 different colleges/university. Initially I wrote movie scripts for professional attention and only years later thinking in a more non-fiction way, researching books now.
Narrating Islam: Still the Paranoid Cult
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Bill Potter is a journalist, playwright, retired Army officer and most important to him, husband of Kate. He is also a newly minted cancer survivor and during the trek he kept copious notes, which were the foundation of his first book “The Long Walk: From Lymphoma To Survivor – A Journal.” Bill is working on what he calls “Great American Novel.”
He holds an MA in Humanities from California State University – Dominguez Hills, and a BA in Journalism from the University Of Rhode Island.
The Long Walk: From Lymphoma To Survivor – A Journal
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Reading/Writing· Viola · Piano · Gardening · Pets · Coffee · Chocolates · Running
I am an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. I received my B.A. from Simmons College- a while ago. I currently live with my husband and daughter in Maine.
I'm working on my fourth novel and it's a doozy! I've published Saving Caroline, Dating Delaney, 30 Days and Committed and the Bloodlines Series (Tug of War, Objective, Resistance and Target 84) and Jezebel. Enjoy!
I love hearing from you so please feel free to contact me!
On amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AN1BSIE
Killing The Sun Part 3
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Jason Pipho, or Krisjian to his friends, is one man who had an extraordinarily rapid and profound transformation. His book is both a personal documentary of his experiences, and a guide to others who are searching for personal meaning and purpose. If you’ve tried everything out there, then you are ready for this book. Unlike any book you have ever read, this one tells the truth of who we are at our deepest core and literally holds your hand to enlightenment. His style is unique, fresh and easy to follow. Read this book and learn how to shut out the chaotic outer world and find the greatness within: your true self!
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Ayodeji Adesina currently serves as the Lay-Pastor at Blessed Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dartford UK since January 2008. He is a man of great faith, a dynamic preacher and worship leader, much loved by his members for his down to earth messages and humour. Pastor Ayo, as he is fondly called, is passionate about the gospel and loves sharing his faith. He is also a visionary leader and a man of big dreams.
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Born in South London (Tooting) into a family of four, Bernie's deep interest in reading and writing started from the tender age of 8 years. He has been writing since 2009 as well as writing towards his church's monthly newsletter. He has the conviction to express his inner thoughts by being honest about his revelations received from the Lord. In 2012, he was touched by God to write book publications to bless many people and wishes to glorify God in all his books.
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Mark A. Michael
Mark A. Michael, Your WHAT'S NEXT? Mentor and author of "Beyond Faith...Into FREEDOM! No matter what's going on in your life you can increase your level of freedom that you are having, it is a state of mind. My WHAT's NEXT? Mentoring and Next Step coaching sessions are tools you can use to find the FREEDOM! You Deserve in your life, right here, right now.
"Freedom is not what you have or what you do, ity is WHO you are"
Beyond Faith...Into Freedom
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I went a bit mad one day and walked out of my office, bought a t-shirt and chinos as I walked to the bus stop and shed my work clothes as I made my way to the airport, where I got on a flight to Thailand using a rather dodgy plane ticket.
That's when I started to write and my first collection of short stories was influenced by the dark place my mind was in.
If you want to know more feel free to get in touch.
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Renowned as the world’s greatest xylophonist, Ian Finkel was born in Brooklyn, New York. An incessant performing musician and composer, Ian is also an acclaimed and diverse writer, having penned many film and stage productions, novels and books of short stories.Set in 1956 in the meat packing district of New York City – Three is the Charm is his latest, most-provocative, explicit and at the same time lovingest novel.
Practicing five hours a day and writing for another six, Ian’s daily routine is never too full to take the time and tell you about his greatest passion: cigars.
Other books by Ian Finkel:
You’re not supposed to be here - 2010
Hilarious travel stories by the world’s greatest xylophon ... read more
Sex Stories My Wife Told Me
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"My political, murder novel , "The Swamps of Jersey" was published Nov. 1 by Izmadi Publishing. Info at "About" at www.michaelstephedaigle.com. It's the story of lonely police detective Frank Nagler who has to sort through the death of a woman found headless and handless in a swamp in Ironton, N.J., the possibility that someone has been stealing money from the city for years, a hurricane that flooded the city and a warehouse fire that killed three people, plus the problem that all the clues point back to his former girlfriend, who left town. One question the story asks: What do you do when the murder case you are investigating breaks your heart?
Works in progress are the second of three Nagler stories, "Th ... read more
The Summer of the Homerun
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R.M. Kelly is a writer, filmmaker (fairfilmsllc.com) and photographer for I Citizen Magazine.
You can find Kelly's E-Books, Ashwell Place and Shorter Than the Wick, at Amazon.
The Last Morning as Miss Anne
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Paula Cappa is the recipient of a Chanticleer Book Award, the prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Award, the Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for Supernatural Suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner in Outstanding Fiction. She is the author of Greylock, The Dazzling Darkness, and Night Sea Journey—print editions published by Crispin Books, Milwaukee WI. Her short fiction has appeared in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Whistling Shade Literary Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sirens Call Ezine, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Twilight Times Ezine, and in anthologies Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, and Human Writes Literary Journal. She is a freelance copy editor and writes a w ... read more
Between the Darkness and the Dawn, A Short Story
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Nearly every writer struggles to put together information about themselves, perhaps because we’re so used to detailing the lives and ways of others. For the most part I am a writer, editor, photographer, and all-around artist living in the wilds north of Toronto, Ontario. I thrive on the juxtaposition of beauty and grit, enjoy urban crawls, indie everything, and time well-spent in the woods.
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Sally believes that all around us there are stories to be told. After working for many years in public relations she finally put pen to paper and has written two novels and a non-fiction book.
'I'm passionate about my writing. My first two books were novels and then I ventured into writing a non-fiction book about drug rehabilitation. There is so much pain out there and it is not necessary.'
Her studies included an Honors in Political Science, a Masters in Communication Management and a Creative Writing Course.
Sally lives in South Africa and alternates between their house near Blouberg in Cape Town and their cottage on the banks of the Magalies River in North West Province.
Restore my Soul, Oh my Lord - The story of Hope Farm
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Lars Hindsley has a true writers life. Having experienced working on a cruise line, semi-professional football, performed in a band, bred Bengal cats, operated a small company for over 10 years, marriage, divorce, children, and many hobbies from coaching little league to playing paintball and inline skating with various out-door street skating clubs.
His next great achievement is the publication of his novel, Aeroplane City, a complex epic - it is a true romance set against corporate espionage in the stunning setting of Aeroplane City, a destination people perceive as inspiring as the moon, they know it's there buy may never visit.
Lars is a full time father of two sons. Raised in the East, he is a self ... read more
One More Day
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I grew up in Hallsboro,N.C. I was an outstanding athlete throughout grammar school; I was even offered a baseball scholarship to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. But I did what many people do- made a hell of a lot of bad choices.
Instead of focusing on academia, I sold drugs. My dad and Uncles sold drugs from the time I was a small boy, but I don’t blame them or what they did for me hustling; I know that it was my own decision to make the wrong decisions. The millions I made wasn’t worth the 10 years I spent in the federal penitentiary. It wasn’t worth seeing my children as babies when I went in, and seeing them as teenagers when I got out. It wasn’t worth not having a single visitor the l ... read more
The Class President's Son
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The author, Aggrey C. Sambay, was born and raised in a small town called Bomet, Kenya, on December 27th, 1986. He was a poet contributing for The Standard newspaper in Kenya and a published poet in an exclusive African Heritage book, Anthology of African Poetry, edited by Steve Abara, in which a multitude of his poems have been published. He moved to Canada in 2008 to further his studies and is currently pursuing specialized Honors in Astrophysics at York University, Toronto, Canada. He speaks three languages: English, Swahili and Kipsigis, the languages spoken in parts of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Congo.
In addition to his burgeoning writing career, he is also a renowned member of York University’s Mars Ro ... read more
Tales Told by the Son of Kenya
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Susan Sherbert's purpose in life is to help people smile. She is author of "Grown-ups Don't Skip - a guide to rediscovering the FUN of youth." She has written a humor column every month for over twelve years and each issue included original corny jokes. One of her favorites.... What's the fastest way to become a vegetarian? Quit cold Turkey.
She sold over 4,000 copies of a book about short sheeting a bed. A national bedding chain used it as a free gift with purchase. Susan has written over 50 original corny joke books, five humor books, and has been the humor columnist for several magazines.
Her humor and writing style is unique and makes you think. It is witty and intelligent in a very simple way. She write ... read more
Business Corny Jokes - Crop One
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J. J. Wilder
J. J. Wilder was born and raised in Wisconsin and still currently lives there. He makes his living doing content editing for a further education college and writes his heart out at night. Much like many other authors, he takes whatever time there is spare in the day to write. While he has not won any major awards or certificates as of yet, he continues looking forward to the future when such a time comes.
He started writing at a young age, though he didn't know it at the time, just thinking it was an over active imagination. When he read 'Jurassic Park', he set out to write the sequel and still hangs on to those first six pages of single-spaced writing done on an old typewriter.
In high school and college his p ... read more
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Lyse Mai Lauren
Lyse Lauren grew up in Nelson, New Zealand as the third of four children. Her 'known' world was abruptly shaken when she had a brief but profound spiritual experience as a child. Just a few years later she was 'challenged' yet again when dragged out to sea by ocean currents and almost drowned. These two events were the catalyst for a pronounced intention to discover the 'meaning of life.'
Driven by this deep inner longing, she travelled to Australia and eventually to Tibet, Nepal and then India, where she met her Master, a Tibetan Lama of high standing. In his presence she was able to rediscover what she had glimpsed as a child. Over a period of several decades she has lived near her teachers in various locatio ... read more
The Handbook of Hair Oils