Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at MeritaKing
Ever seen that movie, Secret Window with Johnny Depp? If ever you want to know what I’m like when I’m writing, think of that movie. That’s me, right down to the tattered bathrobe, unkempt hair and home like a hurricane victim. Everything stops when I’m writing/editing/formatting, I give it my whole attention. I would love to be one of those tidy writers, but I can’t, I’m an all or nothing gal.
Science fiction has been a passion for me since I was a kid, largely motivated by my mother’s love of the genre. Having grown up on a diet of Star Trek and Blake’s 7, further fuelled by my parents’ addiction to the physics of outer space, it was a foregone conclusion that I would grow up to be a sci fi ... read more
The Trials of Nahda ~ Sinclair V-Log PA884/R
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Marta Sicigliano è nata a Roma nel 1990. Amante sin da giovane della lettura, sceglie ben presto la scrittura come veicolo principale di espressione, assieme alla passione per il disegno e le lingue. Nell'anno 2008/2009 frequenta un corso di scrittura creativa, tenuto dalla scrittrice noir Alda Teodorani, e poco dopo termina di scrivere il suo primo romanzo, che verrà inviato alle case editrici solo nel 2011.
Ispirata da numerosi viaggi in Europa e in Asia, dal cinema, dalla filosofia, dalle no-zioni culturali, dai fumetti, dall'arte lowbrow, dall'attualità e dalla società moderna, pro-pone un modello letterario in cui prevalgono surrealismo, paradosso, confronto di idee nell'ambito dell'incoerenza umana.
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Rodolfo Costa was born in Lima, Peru. At age nineteen, without knowing what to expect, he said goodbye to his parents and immigrated to the United States. Through the difficulties and joys of life, with the advice received and the mistakes made, he learned to embrace the world in a different and more positive way, and now with immense gratitude for the knowledge he gained, he is able to share his earned wisdom in his new inspirational and motivational collection Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes. Today, Rodolfo Costa continues his learning, sharing his knowledge, and evolving as a person and human being. He is a business owner, a Realtor, a teacher, and always a student. He ... read more
Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes
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Helen Alexander (pen name of Helen A. Rusinoff) is a writer and digital artist living in San Francisco, California. After graduating from the Academy of Art University, Helen worked as a video game artist in San Diego and Los Angeles. Currently she is back in San Francisco, at work on several new projects, including a comic book, a children's book and a dark fantasy/horror novel. You can visit Helen at helenalexander.weebly.com for updates, author interviews and previews of new stories and works in progress.
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Howdy everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page. I'm a wife, mother of a 17 year old and have a deep passion for the written word. I love to write fast paced, easy to read love stories with some kick and humor. Vampires are my fave, but have interest in anything that can put a smile on my face.
Jared (The Protectors Series)
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Lisa Blackwood is a writer of fantasy romance, gardener, lover of music and all things book related. She grudgingly lives in a small town in Southern Ontario, though she would much rather live deep in a dark forest, surrounded by majestic old-growth trees. Since she cannot live her fantasy, she decided to write fantasy instead. An abundance of pets, named after various Viking gods, helps to keep the creativity flowing. Freya, her ever faithful and beloved hellhound, ensures Lisa takes a break from the computer so they can rid the garden of cats with delusions of conquest.
Follow me on Twitter at DeeFelthauser
I was born the youngest of five children in my family, growing up with two older brothers, as well as two older sisters. I was lucky enough to be raised on a farm in the small town of Newalla, Oklahoma before moving to the big town of Kansas City, Missouri when I was a teen. I have always loved books and have been an avid reader, which sparked my interest in writing early on, starting with poetry and songwriting.
In February of 2012, I made my dream a reality and became an independent author, self-publishing my first romance novel, A Million Wishes. It wasn’t long after that, that the second book in the series, Reflecting On Wishes was released. I am currently writing the third book in the Wishes series, Gra ... read more
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Alex Raymond lives in Indiana with her husband and kitten. She loves wrestling, reading, shooting sports videos and so much more! Follow her on Twitter, she loves to chat!
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Hi guys! I love to write fantasy/fiction stories. (Mostly werewolf's and vampires. ext.) I really hope you guys like my books and check me out on Wattpad! (http://www.wattpad.com/user/Princess_Lily98)
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Alvaro Fernandez is the co-founder and CEO of SharpBrains, an independent market research firm and innovation network tracking the emerging brain fitness market. He has been quoted by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Reuters, and Associated Press, among others. Alvaro is a member of the Global Agenda Councils initiative run by the World Economic Forum, and recently wrote the acclaimed articles Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age, for Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Why We Need to Retool Use It or Lose It, for the Journal of Active Aging. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and led the launch and turnaround of several ... read more
Cómo invertir en su cerebro: Una guía SharpBrains para mejorar su mente y su vida
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Farewell to Freedom is a new day western genre written from a woman's point of view. A revised edition was released in 2013. Charleston Cheat and the Ranch at Coyote Springs were released in 2012. Anita has written a collection of short stories and a screenplay based on Farewell to Freedom. Farewell to Freedom is based somewhat on the author's true life experiences. The author is a maverick who has proven time after time that she can survive in a tough man's world. She's a strong, independent individual who has accomplished much using her own good judgment and ability. She has a great foundation and the ability to show the reader how to overcome hurdles and disappointments in their lives. Her character and ten ... read more
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Lawrence Kapture has been involved with books all his life, as an avid reader and then a librarian. Eleven years with the New York Public Library included time on the influential Books to Remember committee, and ended with him moving to the sticks to take a gig as the Head of Adult and Reference services at a library near Kalamazoo. He started publishing in the early nineties with role playing game supplements.
An Almanak of the Red House
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Giselle London is the Pleasure Maven, dedicated to teasing her readers into a frenzy by tantalizing them with delectable descriptions of salacious seductions. If you like to be brought to the brink again and again by sizzling sexual tension, culminating in an exquisitely fulfilling story climax, then be sure to follow Giselle London to stay abreast of her latest releases.
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Sophie Playle studied English Literature with Creative Writing at UEA and has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She worked full time at Pearson Education, before becoming a freelance writer and editor. Being passionate about writing and publishing, she is the creator and editor of Inkspill Magazine (www.inkspillmagazine.com).
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Teri Larsen, ASID
Teri Larsen, ASID, RID, has been a professional interior designer since 1998. With experience in both commercial and residential interior design, she has worked on projects of all sizes. She states her design philosophy in this way: "I believe good interior design has the power to change the way we live, work and play. Because design is so important in our everyday lives, it should be accessible to everyone - not just the very wealthy." She enjoys teaching her clients how to make good design decisions for their homes. Teri is available for interior design consultations and freelance writing projects on a limited basis. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a Regis ... read more
Interior Design for Children: A Guide to Creating Thoughtful and Beautiful Spaces for Kids
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Graham M. Irwin
Graham M. Irwin lives in in Santa Cruz, California. He studied theater at Michigan State University, but after four years in New York City, he left that world behind for different adventures. His travels up, down, and around the United States have informed his own particular brand of fantasy, one based on the differences, distances, and similarities between people, places, and ideas. He has many plans for the Legend of Alm series.
Slate Ahn and the Books of Knowledge Pt. III
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R. M. Fraser
I make my home in New England, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I have been writing music, lyrics, and poetry for about twenty years, and finally decided it was time to put some out there and step into the field as a new author. I have recently shifted my focus to short stories and novels, and plan to publish when they are ready. Being a child of culturally Deaf parents has given me what I think is a unique perspective on the world, and I hope it shows in my work. Follow my blog, The Fraser File, for updates on upcoming works, and a little Deaf awareness. You may even find some reviews of other books and local underground music.
R. M. Fraser
Follow me on Twitter at joycemason
I'm Joyce, and writing is like breathing for me. It's life itself! I fell in love with words at a very early age. I celebrate how words connect us and govern our quality of life. My trademark as an author is depth insights with humor.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and after a few years in Northern Wisconsin, I moved to Sacramento, CA. I have lived in the "Big Tomato" since 1973. I am also a reunion junkie. I have been reunited with all my lost loves including birth mom and first boyfriend. He has been my husband since 1998, decades from when we first met in Catholic school when we were 12. To me the best writing and living comes from never fo ... read more
The Crystal Ball
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Oscar Sparrow was born in Winchester UK in 1949, apparently thanks to the American Marshal Aid programme to re-build Europe after the war. As the colour red leached its way out of the map of the British Empire, Oscar attended a die-hard Church school designed to create noble savages to serve what was left of the savage Nobles. The Eleven Plus exam revealed that he could not even count to eleven and he became a mechanic, labourer, truck driver, boxer and poet. He read Wordsworth and Ford Cortina manuals in a lorry cab near both Oxford and Cambridge universities. He married a kind forgiving woman who eventually forgave herself for that one big mistake. He has several wonderful children and hopes that one day they ... read more
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I am a young writer that resides in Kentucky. I am married and have a baby girl. I have a lot of dreams and I hope to achieve them all!
Rantings of A Madman
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Born in 1969 and raised in Ayrshire, Scotland, nature has played a key role in Phyllis Anderson’s development as a poet and writer.
As a child, she’d spend days that stretched beyond time, exploring the woodland surrounding her home. Whether climbing trees, picking primroses which clustered in copses, or meandering amongst blue bells, growing up was truly a sensory and wondrous experience.
Now, forty two years old Phyllis’ life has turned full circle and she currently lives on a ten thousand acre country estate, where cows graze on pastoral landscape, an environment which fuels the poetic imagination.
This first volume of poetry is the culmination of observations made by Phyllis Anderson throughout ... read more
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Rob Wickings lives in a house with a cemetery at the bottom of the road. He shares it with his wife and cat, who both treat him with the appropriate mix of disdain and indulgence.
When not writing, he makes horrible short films on outdated equipment.
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Jentola Jenkins is an Economist who took a liking for commucating Economic thought through fiction. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife and two children.The proceeds of this first book have been pledged to Books for Nigeria, an initiate to provide books for the less privileged children in Nigeria.
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I live in London and grew up in the Paddington/Notting Hill area.
Writing, whether it be poems, articles, letters, short stories or full blown novels, is what I do to escape into a world of self-indulgent fantasy, where I can create, enhance and delete whatever thoughts and feelings I have – where no rules exist other than those I choose to follow. And if others enjoy my writing, then that’s a huge added bonus.
Hoodie is my first novel and is predominantly geared towards a general commercial market, but also falls squarely within the contemporary / young adult market.
Here’s what people are saying about Hoodie:
'A gritty, coming-of-age novel, powerfully written by this talented, new author.' The Wis ... read more
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A life-long martial arts enthusiast, Bianca enjoys a number of hobbies and interests that keep her busy and entertained such as playing the guitar, shopping, painting, shopping, skiing, shopping, road trips, and did we say… um… shopping? A bargain hunter through and through, Bianca loves the thrill of the hunt for that excellent price on quality items, though she’s hardly a fashionista. She likes nothing better than curling up by the fire with a good book, or better yet, by the computer, writing a good book.
Follow me on Twitter at ChrisStrangeUF
Chris Strange is a writer of urban fantasy and other fantastika. He is especially fond of writing hardboiled stories with a noir influence. His goal is to deliver intense, humorous and sometimes dark stories to his readers.
In his spare time, Chris is an unapologetic geek, spending far too long wrapped up in speculative fiction books, watching old zombie movies and playing computer games. He lives in the far away land of New Zealand, and occasionally he goes to university like he’s supposed to.
He doesn’t plan on growing up any time soon.
Mayday: A Kaiju Thriller
Follow me on Twitter at desireelane
Desiree Lane Dixon grew up in the south and spent her summers in Selma, AL. She was the middle child in a large family. It was said that she suffered from the middle child syndrome and would certainly strive for individuality. Her creativity inspired her to begin sketching short stories, poems, and novella’s. She was inspired to write a semi-autobiographical series of novella’s entitled Freedom Rings. The content of the book is meant to establish an open dialogue about various geo-political, socio-economic, and psycho-social factors that impact the African American Diaspora and various cultures and ethnicities.
As an undergraduate student she has excelled in literary talent. Desiree Lane is currently pursui ... read more
Freedom Rings: The Breath of Life
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Lynna Merrill was accused at an early age that she lived in a world of her own. Since then she has changed the country, continent, and language—but she still lives in worlds of her own. As a result she is the author of the young adult dystopian novel "Unnaturals" and the fantasy series "The Masters That Be" ("The Seekers of Fire", "The Makers of Light", "The Weavers of Paths").
In the real world Lynna has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Ohio State University and works in the software industry. She has participated in various open source software projects and writes her books using VIM and LaTeX. She also makes her own cover and interior art.
Lynna is interested in books (of course), ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at maritafowler
Marita Fowler began her literary career writing a comedic action series, titled THE FAT ADVENTURE SERIES. She grew up in rural Tennessee and drew from her small town upbringing to craft FAT ASSASSINS and FAT BODYGUARDS. However, she has recently tapped into her darker muse and released the first book (titled ADDERWALD) in the ANAGENESIS SERIES - a steampunk, post-apocalyptic, zombie series.
You can read more about Marita and her series at http://www.maritafowler.com. She loves to hear from readers and you can reach her from her website or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fat-Assassins/222813677789949).
Follow me on Twitter at danlcarter
DANIEL L. CARTER, born and raised in New York State, has always enjoyed Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories. Some of his favorite authors include Robert Aspirin and Stephen R. Donaldson.
Having studied at Elim Bible Institute and Hudson Valley Bible School, he found himself fascinated with the heavenly realms and spiritual principalities mentioned in the Bible. So a journey began to create a world through story that would bring a new vision of the universe we live in.
The G-6 Chronicles opens up a new paranormal fantasy world that will appeal to many ages.
Daniel and his wife, Margo, reside in Western New York.
Children of Anak, Book 2 of The G-6 Chronicles
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Doug Richardson is the author of two previous novels—Dark Horse and True Believers. A well-known, respected screenwriter, his film credits include Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Bad Boys, Money Train, and Hostage. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.
Follow me on Twitter at JustinTyme4U
Justin Tyme is the author of Avar-Tek Events, speculative science fiction short stories based on current research in science and engineering. The Avar-Tek Events provide technical background for the Avar novels. The first novel, Recruiting Angels, is expected to be published early 2013.
In addition to published works on Amazon, he has published several stories in the on-line magazine Deep Magic, and in two anthologies, Deeper Magic: The First Collection and Deeper Magic: The Second Collection. He received a reader’s choice award for his short story Cohesion Lost.
Born in Simi Valley, California, Justin attended 12 different schools until he finished high school on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. He ... read more
Death Has No Shadow
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Born at St. Peters in 1986, the Challenger crash bursting over the media flames, I was thrust into this life as a writer and have spent the past twenty first exploring the fascinating and ever growing literary world around me.
I current live in the shadows of the Catoctin Mountains, juggling a life between many worlds. Inspiration trickles from all the rich sources around me.
Writing lets me travel to the books I want to read and creates worlds both frightening and beautiful.
Follow me on Twitter at JDSavageTV
Jeff Davis has worked with some of the finest high technology teams in the business, and has delivered to some of the world's most recognizable companies the high quality graphics, multimedia and print materials they demand, all over the world. IBM, Cable & Wireless, Target, Carrier and many more companies have experienced the benefits of Jeff's artistic vision and solid work ethic.
He majored in art and design throughout his education years, and continues to regard himself as a student of the history and reinvention of popular culture.
As an author, Jeff hopes to bring his unique ideas to life in this medium.
A visitor to his studio office will be treated to the sounds of Led Zeppelin, Sheryl Crow, Kate ... read more
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MK Bashlor resides in Ocean, NJ where she works with mentally challenged adults. She also likes to do volunteer work at homeless outreaches, and with American war veterans. MK holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Systems and a BA in Psychology. She is currently working on a book which will address addictions in the workplace. MK is also an accomplished author of children’s books which teach children valuable life lessons focusing on her pet guinea pig as the main character.
A Feline Grace
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Everett Robert is a life long resident of Kansas, actor, and writer. He holds degrees in Communications and English from Colby Community College. His play, ALLIE IN WONDERLAND, was recently published by Heartland Plays, Inc.
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I grew up in a broken home and the only thing I knew about money is that we didn’t have any while I lived with my mother. After moving to my dad and stepmother’s house, things seemed much better, that is until a man came to the front porch and nailed a notice of foreclosure on the support column. By the time I graduate from high school, we had moved at least twenty times, sometimes in the middle of the night. For a short time, we lived in our van or slept in a garage. Thankfully the garage had heat and running water. When I was fourteen years old, I learned about managing money. A lawyer sent a letter to my dada saying pay up or you are going to court. I didn’t want that to happen, because I knew we jus ... read more
72 Ways to Prepare ALPO and Love It
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Atul N. Shah, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, is an author of the upcoming AmazingAllergist book series, founder of the AmazingAllergist Group and the Medical Director of the Center4AsthmaAllergy.com. He is a Board Certified Allergist who has earned an honor of fellowships in both, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
He has personally treated more than 20,000 patients and made significant impact in more than 100,000 lives as an allergist so far and has earned the nick name the “AmazingAllergist” from his patients and peers. His work is rewarded daily with numerous complements of smiling patients and their families.
He has been recognized with ... read more
Allergy. You Asked, We Answered
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John Perich lives and works in Boston. His debut novel, TOO CLOSE TO MISS, is available now on Smashwords and other platforms. He's hard at work on his next novel and appreciates your patience.
Too Hard to Handle
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Mark Eller has been exiled to a dank basement cavern by his wife, Daneen, because that is the only way he can ignore the distractions of family and eight parrots enough to be able to write. While trapped within his cave, in addition to writing short stories and books, he has recorded and released two audio podcasts, God Wars, a dark fantasy trilogy found at The Hell Hole Tavern, and Mercy Bend, a compilation of twisted tales. Both podcasts can be found at i-tunes. God Wars was written and recorded with Mark's partner, Elizabeth Drapper.
Mark has been published by a number of magazines, both on-line and in print, discovering along the way that in certain segments he has been classified as a horror writer, much t ... read more
God Wars Box Set Edition
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Throughout life, I have lived, worked, studied, and played hard. Now, it is my passion to share my creativity with you in the form of applying what I've learned and discovered to stories I love to write.
I have truly enjoyed every creative morsel which is put into words. As such, please take the time to delve into my works. Also, please realize that there are more pieces to the puzzle for the stories I write. I work everyday to get each piece of the story told.
Please feel free to share your comments and views of my work by writing a review.
Follow me on Twitter at AnneliesPool
Annelies Pool stumbled into a writing career when she made a stop in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada, during a cross-Canada hitchhiking journey back in — well, never mind when that was. She had all her worldly possessions in a knapsack on her back, was cold, broke and in need of a job. This materialized as soon as the publisher of the Hay River’s community newspaper discovered she could type and hired her as a reporter.
She soon fell in love with writing about the North. Today she has published articles, columns and editorials in more than 30 periodicals and anthologies and is a first place recipient of the Jack Sanderson Award for Editorial Writing. She is best-known for the funny, personal colu ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at peterstewart6
Peter Stewart is a wine manager. His lifelong interest in writing blossomed after a trip to Manhattan in 2004.
In To The Ocean he says he has attempted to "meld the essential ingredients of sex, violence, vodka, and horseback riding." Over Easy captures the excitement of wartime shipbuilding in Sausalito.
He lives in Glen Ellen California with his wife Kirsten and twins Anna and Lindsay. On days off he can be found surfing the North Coast.
Follow me on Twitter at raegis
Ronald Ayers is author of Case Of The Deadly Triangle published by Holloway House of Los Angles. Mr. Ayers's current project is the completion of his Englewood Police District Mystery Series featuring Detective Leonard Robinson, and the detectives of the Englwood Police District. Mr. Ayers resides in Blue Island, Illinois with his wife Ann of forty one years.
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Shelly Goodman Wright
Snagging a spot in the top 25 Best Fiction Category in Seattle's own Powell's books store, Shelly Goodman Wright's TWISTED ROOTS is a hit with readers. Book two will release Summer 2014!
In addition to writing novels, Shelly loves the challenge of writing short fiction as well and hopes to use this venue to help build her audience. "I love writing and sharing my worlds with readers. I also love connecting with my readers via Facebook."
When not writing, Shelly home schools her three daughters, mentors other writers, and runs the children outreach program in her church.
Follow me on Twitter at LindaUlleseit
Linda Ulleseit was born and raised in Saratoga, California, and has taught elementary school in San Jose since 1996. She enjoys cooking, cross-stitching, reading, and spending time with her family. Her favorite subject is writing, and her students get a lot of practice scribbling stories, essays, and reports. Someday Linda hopes to see books written by former students alongside hers in bookstores.
Her first novel, ON A WING AND A DARE, published in May, 2012, is a Young Adult fantasy set in medieval Wales, complete with flying horses, a love triangle, and treachery. Its sequel, IN THE WINDS OF DANGER, was published in 2013. It follows a different set of characters as they come to terms with their past in orde ... read more
Wings Over Tremeirchson
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Hello all! My name is Krystol. I have always enjoyed writing as a child. English was my favorite subject. I wrote my first published novel in 2010, where I got my first start to being an author! I also have a degree in Behavorial Science and im currently in school getting my masters in Elementary Couseling.
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I grew up reading vintage science fiction from the 60’s and 70’s, loving the works of Harry Harrison and Joe Haldeman, Ursula Le Guin, Andre Norton and, of course, Douglas Adams. I still think The Forever War may very well be the best Science Fiction novel ever written (discuss...!).
I love music, I love comic books and historic non-fiction, but science-fiction is my passion. As a kid--and to this day--I was a Trekkie long before there was ever a debate between Trekkies vs. Trekkers. I suppose, technically, I’m a Trekker. I think I’m still a ‘rational’ fan. I mean, hey, yes, I own a classic gold uniform, and, okay, a hand phaser, but when someone stole my communicator out of the car I never got a ... read more
Merchantman (The Girls from Alcyone)