Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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David Wallen is a former journalist now running a top PR company in London. A Hiding To Nothing comes from the time when I spent a lot of time working in Geneva and some of the other places that appear in the book. Les Deux Alpes, where my hero Don Ward first hears of the missing couple is a popular ski resort in the French Alps. It leads into the aptly named La Grave - one of the most dangerous and frightening glacier runs in the Alps, a route that is dangerous at the best of times. The first time I was in Les Deux Alpes someone had gone missing at the top of the mountain. I don't think they ever found him.
I have had probably thousands of news and feature stories printed in the media around the world but this ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at DanielleYUllman
Danielle Younge-Ullman is a novelist, playwright and freelance writer. She studied English and Theater at McGill University, then returned to her hometown of Toronto to work as professional actor for ten years. Her one-act play, 7 Acts of Intercourse, debuted at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival in 2005. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Finny. Falling Under is her first novel.
For more information including updates, a book club reading guide and links to interviews and podcasts, visit the author’s website.
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Mary L. Laudien
Mary Laudien is a retired International Baccalaureate World School principal. She now divides her time between writing her Middle Grade Frenchie Series and volunteering as an IB Recognition Ambassador.
Mary's life long passion for KidLit makes entertaining readers with her own humorous novels such fun! Missing the day-to-day contact with students, author visits inspiring students to write powerful blog posts is an added treat.
Mary believes in making a difference and encourages schools, pet stores and book stores to fundraise with her novels to support their local SPCA.
For more information about Mary Laudien, please visit her website http://www.twocandobooks.com
Frenchie Diva- Follow the Blog (Book #3 of t ... read more
Frenchie X 2- Follow the Blog
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Reverend Tonya Jones’s professional work experience includes over 18 years in the healthcare industry. She holds a BS in Healthcare Management, BS in Theological Studies, and other theological certificates. Reverend Jones is currently working ministry full-time and is the Senior Pastor of Gods Word of Encouragement Ministry located in Blackwood NJ.
In 2007, Reverend Jones founded Encourage Press, LLC, a, Christian publishing company whose focus is assisting authors of Christ-centered works through the intricacies of self-publishing. In 2009 she founded the “Cares of the Widow Foundation”. A foundation dedicated to helping widows under the age of 55. Reverend Jones has also developed the Wheel of Hope ... read more
One Woman's Journey to Fully Trust God
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I'm an award-winning writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. I'm the author of several books of poems, a chapbook of short stories, and I've edited numerous anthologies. I teach community workshops in writing, creativity, and leadership. My journalism-based webzine is RED! the breakthrough 'zine (www.redwebzine.org). RED! shares stories and news of transformation and positive life changes in the lives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, and of innovators helping make those changes a reality.
A Bunch in a Month
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Hi, My name is Stuart Taylor and I write 'The Austin Chronicles' adventure stories. My books are like the stories I loved as a boy. The Austin Chronicles are full of computers and mechanical things like cars, motorbikes, and submarines and flying machines and simple fantasy-scientific themes. My books are fast-paced and although intended for children, I'm always amazed at how many adults tell me they enjoy them too.
Happy reading and very best wishes,
Austin and the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis
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J Bryden Lloyd
John Bryden Lloyd was born in the village of Llay near Wrexham in North Wales in 1969. Now in his 40's, and married with 6 children and a couple of dogs, he still works as a contracting CAD designer.
In 2011, The Rise Of Va'kaar was the first of the series of Chronicles involving Jenson Quest and the Great Drak. It took 18 months to write and although it was originally planned to be a stand-alone novel, the ideas and directions it inspired have spawned a possible 9-book series, the first trilogy of which is already available.
Book 2, The Realms Of Jurrii, was published in November 2011 and book 3, The Cause, in June 2012.
Along with the Jenson Quest series, he has also written The Zubot Master; a sci-fi serie ... read more
The Writers' Stuff
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Jean Oram was raised listening to vinyl in an old school house in the middle of the Canadian prairie. After trekking through six countries and teaching hundreds of people how to ski, she decided it was time to get a ‘real’ career and thus attended university. She wrote for the university's paper as an entertainment reporter where she enjoyed free movies and tickets to hot concerts and events (well, you know... for a small city).
After graduating with distinction and a sociology degree, Jean quickly realized she had aimed herself straight for the fast-paced city life, a desk, nine-to-five, and high h ... read more
Love and Rumors: A Summer Sisters Beach Reads Contemporary Romance
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Joshua P. Simon
Joshua P. Simon is a Christian, husband, father, CPA, fantasy author, and heavy metal junkie. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and hopes that one day he can leave the life of a CPA behind and devote that time to writing more of the ideas bouncing around his ADD-addled brain.
THE EPIC OF ANDRASTA AND RONDEL
The Cult of Sutek
The City of Pillars
The Tower of Bashan - scheduled release July 2014
COMING SOON IN THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS SAGA
Forgotten Soldiers, Book One - scheduled release Autumn 2014
BLOOD AND TEARS
Warleader: a prequel short story (available now!)
Rise and Fall: Book One in the trilogy (available now!)
Walk Through Fire: a prequel novella (available now!)
Steel and Sorrow: Book Two ... read more
The City of Pillars: The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel, Vol. 2
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In Berlin geboren und aufgewachsen, schrieb ich meine ersten Geschichten zurzeit, als ich noch zur Grundschule ging. In der Oberschule fand ich unter den Mitschülern viele begeisterte Leser. Meine, vorerst, letzte Geschichte tippte ich mit 17 auf einer mechanischen Schreibmaschine.
Nach einer medizinischen Ausbildung war ich zehn Jahre lang in meinem Beruf tätig, bis die Geburt meine Kinder eine entscheidende Veränderung in mein Leben brachten. Anfang 1998 gründete ich in Berlin Lankwitz den ersten Gospel Chor die Gospel-Angels, heute Gospel Motion http://www.gospelmotion.de/ Eher zufällige Erfahrungen mit Mond und deren Auswirkung auf unsere Erde weckten mein Interesse.
2000 zog ich mit meiner Familie ins ... read more
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Mrs. Cheryline Lawson is a full time writer and author and is very passionate about writing. She has been married now for 27 years and has two boys; 22 and 17 years. Ms. Lawson lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but has roots in Jamaica, West Indies. She is a great public speaker and is on a journey of self improvement, growth and development.
Mrs. Lawson holds a degree in Communications. She has authored and self published five books, which are doing quite well on the Internet; one of which was recently published called, “For The Wounded Soul,’ a compilation of true stories about individuals who have endured abuse, experienced domestic violence, addiction, infidelity and more.
She has extensive knowled ... read more
For the Wounded Soul
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James R Hoggett
James R Hoggett I was born in Islington London 1947, and raised in Essex. One of sixteen children, I lived in a childrens home from birth. I meet my wife Linda in 1969 we married and had two sons, now have two grandsons. We now live in Whittlsea, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
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Tobi is a developing writer currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. With your reviews, he hopes to become a reader's favourite. He currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
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About "Author Mayank Saxena":
" He writes hindi articles and essays. He mainly writes articles and essays on social issues and psychological issues. He also studied psychology, and even today are studying. Their temperament is also very good. He is a humoristic person. He is an excellent minded person. He also writes notes in English. I hope, if you'll read his books. you will feel better and will increase your knowledge..."
Eershya - Devlok Mein ( ईर्ष्या - देवलोक में )
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An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities when it comes to love and romance.
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Ronnie and Sharon Stricklin
Ronnie and Sharon Stricklin LIVE, in Mesa, Arizona. Ronnie is a retired, tenured associate professor of the Department of Community Resource Development (CRD) from the University of Wisconsin and, disabled from the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).
Sharon, also retired from the University of Wisconsin, now works at a local for-pnrofit university. A native of New Orleans, Sharon has self-published two previous works in gift basket design.
Between them, there are three adult children--Maurice, Aimee and Jamaal, and three young adult grandchildren--Alysson, Michael, and Janelle-all in Milwaukee, and Madison, Wisconsin. In our first marriages, we could not find God. In this marriage, the s ... read more
My Testimony: Our Journey To And Through God's Healing
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Jonathan Blue (1984-?) has been a writer since he was in elementary, but a dreamer since forever. In a joke he once referred to himself as the “Righter” as if he was here to right some of the wrongs in the world through writing. He believes that that is actually his mission, but his objective ultimately is to create entertaining pieces for people to enjoy and love. He is a poet, fiction writer, and explorer. He was born in Anaheim, California and has lived in California his whole life. He is the middle brother of four awesome sisters, and the son of two amazing parents.
Boy Hearts Girl
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Chris Stralyn never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles she’d worn – but never writer. Then she entered an essay contest for “The Worst Vacation Ever” and won. Writing became her new hobby, and soon she had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies.
A suspense thriller was her next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers C ... read more
America From the Other Side of the Tracks
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Doug Kaufman has been a professional game designer for almost 30 years. Despite this perhaps enviable profession, what he's really always wanted to do was be a professional writer. This is Doug's first attempt at publication; the story grew from his own family of wife and twins. The beastchanging part is the only thing that's made up.
Beastchanger: Twin Test
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Gus Pelagatti is still a practicing trial lawyer with 47 years of experience trying criminal and civil cases in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Club Forum, limited to attorneys who have been recognized as achieving a excellence as a trial lawyer.
The Wicked Wives
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Christa Rae Pacheco
Since first arriving in America in 1984, Christa Rae Pacheco has raised two children of her own, is happily married to the dad of her grown step-daughters; is living on the Central Coast of California and has become an American citizen.
She was born and raised in Switzerland, is a graduate of the College of Art in Bern and is an internationally known Medical Intuitive who, in her private practice, has worked successfully with thousands of individuals with health, wealth, career or relationship issues. The promotion of a balanced lifestyle and an increase in the awareness of the connection between physical and emotional health are key to transformation and Self-healing.
She is the author of “Opus Lux – How ... read more
Opus Lux - General Metaphysical Causes
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Jacqueline Corcoran was born to Irish and Welsh parents in England but has lived in the U.S. for most of her life – in California, Michigan, Texas, and now in Alexandria, Virginia, with her family.
She holds a Ph.D. in social work and has been a member of the faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University since 2000. Before that, she was on faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work for four years. She has published numerous professional academic articles and eleven books in her field. Although Jacqueline has been writing novels for over 28 years, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS is her first mystery to be published.
A Month of Sundays
Follow me on Twitter at AndyStraka
Publisher’s Weekly has featured Andy Straka as one of a new crop of “rising stars in crime fiction.” His books include A WITNESS ABOVE (Anthony, Agatha, and Shamus Award finalist), A KILLING SKY (Anthony Award Finalist), COLD QUARRY (Shamus Award Winner), KITTY HITTER (called a “great read” by Library Journal), and RECORD OF WRONGS, hailed by Mystery Scene magazine as “a first-rate thriller.”
Andy has worked as a book editor, movie production accommodation agent, commercial building owner and consulting vice president for a large specialty physician’s practice, surgical implant and pharmaceutical sales representative, college textbook sales and manuscript acquisition representative, web offset ... read more
The K Street Hunting Society
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Laura Payeur lives in Rhode Island, you know, that tiny little New England state on the East Coast, with her husband and two of her four children. She also has one grandson and two cats. She is an avid horror fan, who also enjoys a good murder mystery and a bit of dark humor. Her love for books and writing came at an early age thanks to her mother Sandra, who Laura can never remember being without a book. Starting a family young, they became her priority. As time passed and her children grew, she found herself with much appreciated time to write. Albeit, sometimes only in the middle of the night. She has yet to give up hope that someday she will write one successful novel or even, possibly, a moderately success ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at BrighteningLife
Mark Riesenberg is the founder and owner of Human Resources Unlimited in West Orange, New Jersey since 1987, a firm that specializes in helping individuals and organizations to achieve their goals, to get totally on top of their days and weeks, to powerfully implement their plans, and to profoundly develop a life long approach to personal and spiritual development.
He has crafted this ability through his spiritual journey as a passionate meditator and yoga enthusiast since 1970. Mark was a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM) from 1972-1977.
He is the author of the best selling book, How to Stop Whining and Start Winning: A Guide to Goal Setting and Time Management and, Brightening Your Life’ ... read more
Brightening Your Life’s Path
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Marie Alix Ravel is French and lived fourteen years in Canada before moving to Los Angeles in 2006. Psychotherapist and hypnotherapist specializing in past lives, Marie-Alix has the ability to see past lives and connect them to our present life, as would do a detective conducting an investigation.
Marie-Alix wrote for the magazine Elle Quebec and appeared in several television programs in Canada. She was also a consultant for the television series ‘Past-Life’ and the film industry in Los Angeles. His passion is helping people.
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Follow me on Twitter at AirickaPhoenix
International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.
Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, the Touch Saga, the Sons of Judgment Saga, The Lost Girl Duology, Games of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix.
For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit ... read more
When Night Falls
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Megan is married with two children. She loves to hike, run and TaeKwonDo. She is currently working on Book Three in The Legend of Argon series Training Days.
The Amber Chronicals
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L'Poni Baldwin is a teenage African American poetess trying to open up a new avenue in the world of Dragons: Space Dragons!! And she WILL make it "work." Her stories are mostly flash fiction, short stories and (best of all) poetry. She'd love to one day have her own panel at Comic Con where she can do book signings and talk about her book, Dragons & Cicadas. An author can dream a reality!
About The Society On Da Run: Dragons & Cicadas (Adventures with Dragons):
Earth has seen many visitors, from space dragons colonizing the planet in Pre Cambrian times to intelligent insectoids and benevolent owl gods. Follow the adventures of a wide cast of characters as they encounter the dragons of t ... read more
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Dr. Jane Simington PhD.
Dr. Jane A. Simington, Ph. D
Dr. Jane A. Simington, Ph D, is the owner of Taking Flight International Corporation and the developer of both the Trauma Recovery Certification Program and the Grief Support Certification Program. As a therapist and professor, she combines her professional background in both Nursing and Psychology, with her own experiences of grief, trauma, growth and transformation, along with an extensive knowledge of energy-transfer-healing, dream interpretation, art and guided imagery, to help and heal people of both genders, across the life span, and across cultures.
Dr. Simington is a frequent keynote and conference presenter, focusing on her research and clinical interests in change and t ... read more
Through Soul's Eyes: Reinventing a Life of Joy and Promise
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Ruth Ann Hixson
Ruth Ann Hixson is a retired newspaper journalist who writes novels. She has written more than twenty so there are quite a few more in the works. She also writes book reviews for BookPleasures.com and does freelance reviews.
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Bernd S. Koehling
Bernd S. Koehling grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. His interest in anything automotive started early on visits to the Nürburgring with his father. He grew up with Mercedes cars in his family and his uncle, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced him at the end of the sixties to vintage cars. From the mid seventies he started collecting vintage cars himself. Naturally his first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 300d, 280SE 3.5 Coupe and a 350SL.
Mercedes cars became a passion he has kept and further developed throughout the years.
His other interest is in British cars, here especially Alvis a ... read more
The Mercedes R129 SL
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I was born in the days when only rich people had carpets on their floors and TV's to watch. At this point, I'm dragging my feet about keeping up with technology. I wanted to be a writer when I was attending Hobart College in the late sixties, but the dean told me my grades were too bad to enroll as an English major, shortly before I flunked out. Maybe I'm a slow learner.
The Village on the Edge of the Sea
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Kevin Doyle is an award winning short story writer from Cork, Ireland. His work has appeared in many publications and has been included in anthologies such as Irish Writers Against The War and Pulse Fiction. He has been nominated for a Hennessy Literary Award.
Kevin Doyle also writes extensively about Irish and radical politics in the alternative press and on the Indymedia news network. He is also the author of many articles on anarchism and the anarchist tradition.
Do You Like Oranges?
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Life Choice Novels
- An intriguing world of Christian fiction
Women worth their weight in gold,
From deep within, their true essence unfolds.
Coming out of the rough; in bounds and leaps,
With beauty that fades not and by no means skin deep.
- I. Izegbuwa
In a compelling mix of romance, suspense and timeless values, Life Choice novels offer an exciting ride with fictional heroines whose substance does not lie in their perfection but in the triumph of their recreated human spirits. Our heroines have their fair share of fears, challenges and mistakes. Yet ultimately, it is that display of inner beauty that sets them apart as the finest among women.
Fit for a crown
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Hannah Shelton grew up in rural Oklahoma and Orange County, California, respectively. She currently lives in Virgnia. She has written for ACTravelagent.com. Her debut novel, Surfer's Edge, is available for download.
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Born in Udine, Italy in 1952, I have lived and worked in Milan since 1978. During 33 years of journalism I have worked for daily newspapers as well as weekly and monthly magazines while holding almost every professional title possible, from reporter to editor-in-chief and deputy editor to special correspondent. When I was younger - yes, I’ve been younger! - I wrote two non-fiction books. I’m married to Maria Rosa, a medical doctor who is a specialist in oncology and so she is also someone who is much more socially useful than I am, apart of being definitely a much more beautiful person too. If I could be reincarnated I would like to do it as a chef. I’m also very proud of having been an honorary citizen o ... read more
Ascoltavo le maree
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Terry C. Simpson
I grew up in Barbados reading what would be considered fantasy: books about Br'er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider. I was always addicted to reading and part of that stemmed from my father's refusal to allow me to watch anything on T.V that wasn't educational. I thank him for that.
From those youthful books, I dabbled into the collection of my father's, which consisted of Louis L'Amour westerns and Don Pendleton's, Executioner Mack Bolan. Then one day I found Asimov and Tolkien, and I realized that by simply reading I could visit worlds and meet peoples that no one else could.
This all led to my love of English Language, Literature and History in school and my love for writing. From Shakespeare to Walt Whitman's ... read more
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Mike has published flash fiction, short stories and longer work in various anthologies and magazines in the Netherlands and Belgium, including Cerberus, Manifesto Bravado, Wonderwaan, Ator Mondis and Babel-SF and Verschijnsel anthologies such as Ragnarok and Zwarte Zielen (Black Souls).
Obviously he lives in the Netherlands, in Hilversum which is close to Amsterdam. He has won awards for best new author and best author in the King Kong Award in 1991 and 1992 respectively as well as an honorable mention for a submission to the Australian Altair Magazine launch competition in 1998
More recent publications in various English language ezines and anthologies.
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One of my earliest memories is of writing. Poems, little stories by a little girl... words were the best presents that I could give. I grew up writing poetry and participated in the Chicago poetry scene in my twenties. At that time I was also painting and testing the fit of my voice in longer writings.
I taught English in the public school system from some of Chicago's most challenging neighborhoods to those struggling economically in Phoenix. In both, it has been my privilege to witness the strength of humanity rising from adversity.
I'm drawn to issues of social alienation; loneliness; the search for purpose and meaning in life; the tug of right against wrong within us all; and the beauty that can be fo ... read more
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As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to "just write about them."
So she did.
From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica.
She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty's favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.
Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Busine ... read more
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Farrah Rochon, award-winning author of the popular Holmes Brothers series, hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has garnered much acclaim for her New York Sabers football series for Harlequin's Kimani Romance imprint. Farrah was named Shades of Romance Magazine's Best New Author of 2007, and her debut novel, Deliver Me, claimed the prize for Best Multicultural Romance Debut.
Just A Little Taste
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Diane is Managing Editor of the Canadian SF Journal, On Spec. Her fiction has been previously published in On Spec, the Northern Frights and Divine Realms anthologies. She lives in Alberta, Canada with husband, Rick, and two very demanding cats.
Best Damn Cheesecake in the Universe
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Sarah M. Cradit
Sarah Cradit currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, and and continues to write additional stories for the House of Crimson and Clover series. You can visit her blog at: sarahcradit.wordpress.com
Beyond Eventide: Bound