Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy.
The youngest of six -- four older brothers, and a sister -- taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life.
At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump. She continued to compete, breaking Canada's JR High Jump record (1.92m - 6' 3 1/2" for those metric-ly challenged). She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State University - winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x - NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more.
But you're not interested in her ... read more
Seventh Mark - Part 2
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Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries (2012) for Penguin/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink and independently. She blogs daily at Mystery Writing is Murder, which was named by Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2010 and 2011.
As the mother of two, Elizabeth writes on the run as she juggles volunteer work, referees play dates, drives carpools, and is dragged along as a hostage/chaperone on field trips.
Elizabeth Spann Craig (Riley Adams)
Death at a Drop-In
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Australian mother, gardener, wood worker, animal lover. Published by 1889 Labs.
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Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984. His first children's picture book, "Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes" was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, "The Priest and the Peaches" was released and he is presently working on the sequel. He also has a blog (http://www.slipperywillie.com) where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.
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The Priest and the Peaches
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Born the son of a fire chief, Sean naturally developed a love of playing with fire. His family and friends quickly found other outlets for his destructive creativity. Writing is his latest endeavor.
Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in Steampunk. He has always wanted to rewrite history and Steampunk gave him that opportunity.
Sean currently lives in Florida as a fiber-optic engineer as well as an author. He was blessed with the two most amazing children he could ever hope for, has met the absolute love of his life, who coincidentally is his partner in e ... read more
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Harvey Stanbrough is a retired US Marine whose works have been nominated for a National Book Award and several other prestigious awards. He is a writer who lives in southeast Arizona and quotes Ray Bradbury: "I love to write. It's all I do." Unfortunately, writing is not all Harvey does. He is also a freelance editor and the publisher at StoneThread Publishing. (See http://StoneThreadPublishing.com.)
Self-Editing for Writers
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Blanche Knott is the author of the best-selling Truly Tasteless Jokes series. She was the first person to have four books on the New York Times bestseller list at once, which upset a lot of people in publishing. Blanche lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is still not embarrassed. If she has a tombstone, it’s going to say I Was A Clue on “Jeopardy.”
To learn more about the genesis of Blanche and the Truly Tasteless Jokes books, see the June 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine article “Being Blanche: Coming clean about Truly Tasteless Jokes” by Ashton Applewhite.
Truly Tasteless Jokes Three
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Lina Gardiner, author of the award winning Jess Vandermire Vampire Hunter Series has writing in her blood. Pun intended.
"Gardiner takes everything positive about romance novels, mixes it with a little bit of adventure and throws in an evil villain or two, resulting in a perfect petit four for sating a romantic craving. Just don’t be surprised if you are hungry for more 30 minutes later."
What She Doesn't Know
Follow me on Twitter at jwmetcalf
I am 41 years old and I’m happily married to a wonderful wife, Heather. I have two young children, Timothy and Natalie, that I am very proud of. They keep me busy around the house but I don’t mind.
I have been working for the United States Postal Service for the last 13 years. It’s a job and it gets crazy at times. I’m proud to work for them (most nights), but I have to admit. They aren’t the brightest of the bunch when it comes to certain things.
I have always loved to write since I’ve been seven years old. I still have my first story I ever wrote in school. One day I’ll scan it and put it up here for the world to see.
I have a busy life at home. I work overnights and my wife works afternoons ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Geevie
Ginger Voight is a prolific author and freelance writer, as well as an optioned screenwriter. Her non-fiction covers a wide range of topics from travel to politics, and her fiction is equally diverse. She covers mainstream fiction with darker topics, such as DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, as well as family-friendly fare like her fun kids' adventure, COMIC SQUAD.
Thanks to a steady diet of Harlequin romances as a pre-teen, Ginger always manages to find her way back home to her first love: genre romance. In 2011, she embarked on a new journey - to publish romance novels starring women who look more like the average American woman. She plucked plus-size characters from the supporting cast of most mainstream fiction and al ... read more
Groupie/Rock Star Bundle
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A scientist by training, a romanticist at heart, award-winning author Maggie Toussaint loves to solve puzzles. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with equal aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense books. Her first novel won Best Romantic Suspense in the 2007 National Readers Choice Awards. Her previous titles include HOUSE OF LIES, NO SECOND CHANCE, MUDDY WATERS, and IN FOR A PENNY. Her upcoming mystery releases include ON THE NICKEL (Mar. 2011), book two of the Cleopatra Jones cozy mystery series, DEATH, ISLAND STYLE (Feb. 2012), and MURDER IN THE BUFF (Mar. 2012). She freelances for a weekly newspaper. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint. ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at cooppundit
Edgar Parnell has spent a lifetime working in co-operatives and mutuals of many forms and types. He has worked in and with a myriad of different organisations, ranging from the micro to the mega. His experience with a wide range of businesses, charities, non-governmental organisations and government institutions at local, national, regional and international levels has encompassed more than forty different countries. A former Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation, he is now an independent consultant. Previous appointments include: UN/ILO adviser in India, manager for the Fund for the Research and Development of Africa, adviser on co-operative management in Jamaica, manager and consultant for the CWS (The C ... read more
Co-operation - the beautiful idea
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Darren Stewart-Jones was made in England and exported to Canada at a young age. He is a longtime Judy Garland fan. His original songs, At The Opera, Just Like Judy and The Ballad of Judy Garland are available on iTunes, as are his renditions of Santa Baby and Let It Snow. His one-act play, The Judy Monologues, is based entirely on rare voice recordings made by Garland in the mid-1960s. His short play, Ramblings of a Middle Aged Drag Queen, is set in a Toronto gay bar in the 1990s. Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors imagines a gay relationship between the famous detective and his trusted sidekick. Darren is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. He is also the Artistic Director of Gay Play Day, an annu ... read more
Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors
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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors from almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!
Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.
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"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness."
Gilda Radner US actress & comedi ... read more
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Mick Bower is one of the leading writers in the field of Mixed Martial Arts.
He has written for Fighters Only, Fighting Fit and Sherdog and founded the influential UK MMA website www.hurtbusiness.com.
Mick is also a published novelist and an award winning playwright. His blog Jamie Go Home received national press attention when his hometown was attacked by the forces of corporate idiocy.
When not trying to convince the masses that fighting in a cage is a beautiful, life affirming pursuit, Mick likes to moan about politics, the plight of Sheffield United and the demise of Rotherham town centre. His biopic, ‘Bard of Brutality’ would be a Shane Meadows film starring Paul Shane.
Bloody Revolution A Journey into UK MMA
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Cheryl’s first job was picking up golf balls by hand on a driving range in the early–morning hours of summer. To entertain herself, she made up stories in which she saved the world. While she hasn’t managed world salvation yet, she still enjoys making up stories. She lives in Iowa and writes full time with her writing partner, Yuki, a Bichon Frise, though Yuki spends more time sleeping than contributing to the story in progress. You can find Cheryl at www.cherylcorbin.com or on Twitter @cherylcorbin.
Soldiers Dance for Me
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For the past 13 years, Wendy Haynes has been helping Australians celebrate the significant occasions in their lives. Specialising in ceremonies for all of life's important 'touchpoints,' Wendy is an authority in the areas of weddings, name givings, funerals, and even birthdays. Having conducted over 1,000 ceremonies, Wendy put her experiences into writing and is the author of seven popular books.
Ceremonies for the Renewal of Vows
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A.J De Vial
I'm currently a 24 year old writer. My interests include fantasy and science fiction, to the broadest sense of the word. While I currently detest vampires with a fiery passion, I've decided to bring science fiction back to life until fantasy resembles less on the vampires and more on the plot. :D
While I'm outgoing, live in New Zealand, have two pets and generally spend most of my time trying to stay upright, I'm also well into the first draft of my "second" novel.
Smashwords is one of those places to learn and breathe words, where books are easily accessible and well written. My writing style will keep to that, with exciting adventures waiting those who dare.
The Prince of the North
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Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding. Visit her at http://www.bevpettersen.com
Racetrack Romance BOX SET (Books 1-3)
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John G. Paterson
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario. Three short story collections, one novel, and one reference work in print, available at the author's website.
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Ryan Durney is an award-winning, full-time, freelance illustrator focusing on children's books, fantasy, and science fiction as well as prehistoric subjects.
He uses inks, paints and digital techniques to create a unique look. One review described his work as "pearlescent." Ryan's images are always straddling the fence between something classic and something that feels altogether new. His most recent series, "Birds of Lore" mixed medieval and Victorian influences with modern illustrative thinking.
Ryan has been a featured illustrator of over 36 issues of ODYSSEY Magazine, and was recently the sole illustrator chosen for their retrospective collection.
He has won several awards for his work, including many i ... read more
Birds of Lore
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All of Karen Ranney's books published on Smashwords were originally published between 1995 - 1999 by Kensington Publishing.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney was first published in 1995. Since then, she’s gone on to write dozens of historical romances, most of them set in Scotland.
Her books have been described as evocative, intensely romantic stories featuring characters who leap off the page.
As an Air Force brat, Karen lived all over the world. In addition to being trapped in East Berlin and lost in Russia, she also numbers among her early adventures having her first date in Paris and traveling the entire route of the Orient Express.
She wanted to be an archeologist, a Forei ... read more
The Accidental Vampire
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Katherine Storm is the pseudonym for a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
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Ian Bull is the pen name of Donald Ian Bull, a TV producer and director turned thriller novelist.
His TV credits include The Real World, The Osbournes, and Dr.90210. He grew up in San Francisco, attended UC Berkeley and then UCLA, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
When he's not writing, he likes to follow his wife and daughter around with a pen and paper and write down all the hilarious things they say.
The Picture Kills
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Doc Coleman is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and voice actor. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Nifty Tech Blog (http://www.NiftyTechBlog.com), a technology review blog focusing on the best of consumer technology. He is also a regular on Flying Island Press' Galley Table Podcast, and produces his own weekly podcast: The Shrinking Man Project (http://TheShrinkingManProject.com), a weekly journal documenting his personal weight loss journey. For news and information about Doc's latest projects, check out his website at http://www.DocColeman.com.
When Doc isn't juggling projects, making his living as a Web Engineer, or mainlining podcasts, he is a gamer, an avid reader, a motorcyclist, a homebrewer and ... read more
Welcome to Paradox
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Being a Pastor is more than a career choice for me; it is a calling burning deep inside. It drives me to stay creative and relevant in communicating the life changing message of Jesus Christ in an ever changing culture that needs to see, hear and feel the love of God.
In February of 2006, the Lord called my wife and I to start a church. This was definitely one of those, I Hear You God..But HOW moments in my life. I had so many excuses in my mind as to whether or not we could actually do it, but we yielded to God's will. This process has caused me to grow in ways I never knew I could grow. God has shown Himself to me in so many real and relevant ways, that I can't help but teach and write about those experience ... read more
I Hear You God...but HOW?
Follow me on Twitter at MiraKolarBrown
The author of Simon Grant Mysteries series. The first two novels, HIDING THE ELEPHANT and LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS are available in e-format and paperback on Amazon. TWO SIMON GRANT MYSTERIES - DOUBLE TROUBLE - is also available on Smashwords. The third novel in the series, FOR THE LOVE OF HONEY, will be available later in the year.
I have also written two stories for children, TIMBUKTU, THE PERMANENT DOG and A SOLEMN PROMISE. Both are available from Amazon Kindle.
Hiding the Elephant
Follow me on Twitter at MycheaWrites
A native of the Metropolitan of Washington, DC, Mychea has had a dream to have her words shown in print since the age of eleven, when she began a series of illustrations and short stories. In April 2007, Mychea decided it was time to stop fantasizing and begin achieving, opting to turn her dream into a reality and so her debut novel Coveted began.
She is the author of urban fiction novels Coveted and Vengeance and in her spare time, Mychea loves to draw, model and act.
She is a current resident of New York City, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
For a chance to contact Mychea for guest appearances or speaking engagements, please email Marcy Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow me on Twitter at BethKery
National bestselling, award-winning author Beth Kery loves reading, writing and collecting books. She writes in many genres--contemporary, erotic, suspense and paranormal-- but always strives for one commonality: emotionally-satisfying, intense romance. She is published at Berkley, Samhain and Harlequin Publishing. Find out more about Beth and her books at www.BethKery.com, www.BethanyKane.com or follow her on twitter, www.twitter.com/BethKery.
Gateway to Heaven
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Well I will say i am a young man with a bright mind and wisdom, that wouldn't mean that i am perfect, currently trying to master the craft of writing in its diversities, also a song-lyric writer including rap.
i am a graduate of Botany in the prestigious Lagos State University, ojo in Nigeria, Lagos state. i have a wide variety of hobbies which includes reflecting, writing and most of all i have a passion for soul-winning being a Christian and transforming lives. i enjoy public speaking.
Can You Think?
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Better known as divBy0 on deviantArt than Ace Edmonds, this artist has been writing verse since 1998. Every poem sends his range to deeper and broader horizons, and he strives to touch the heart and soul of each member of his audience.
Lucid Dreaming Guide
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I began this blogging journey 2 years ago completely clueless. It got so bad, I gave up. After the economic downfall in th USA, I decided I needed some sort of cushion. So I came back to the blog.
I completely revamped it in late 2010 and have not looked back since. I began to read and implement and finally, make some money. That was my goal and I did it.
It took making a lot of mistakes to get where I am today and I hope with my new book, The Most Complete How to Blog For Success Manual, to help you avoid those same mistakes.
I believe in a Pay It Forward attitude and this is my way of doing so. It can be a rough road if you don't find honest and trust-worthy folks to help you along the way.
My new book wi ... read more
The Complete How To Blog For Success Manual
Follow me on Twitter at Chroniclesbkser
Sherell Edwards, Managing Member of AGC Transport & Services, LLC, an international trading company and the founder of The Christian Women’s Leadership Exchange, Inc., a national association created to support women in Christian leadership roles is known for her laser-focused leadership abilities and entrepreneurial skills. She tends to motivate with high energy and a high level of business savvy. She wields a Class A license as a commercial truck driver while focusing on the growth and development of her companies and business endeavors. She is gaining global notoriety as the published author of “Chronicles of A Broken Spirit”, a four volume, non-fiction book series that consists of the surreal journal e ... read more
Chronicles of A Broken Spirit-Volume II
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Kenneth W. Cain
Kenneth W. Cain is the author of the SAGA OF I (THESE TRESPASSES, GRAVE REVELATIONS, RECKONING), THE DEAD CIVIL WAR, the acclaimed short story collection THESE OLD TALES, and his latest short story collection FRESH CUT TALES. He lives with his wife and children in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Adventures of Alexin Book 2: Tied & Twisted
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Robin P. Waldrop
Robin hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals. She's recently stepped down from the family business, and is now a full time author.
Still a newbie to the writing world, Robin originally wrote edgy Suspense/Thrillers, until about a year ago when she wrote the first novel in her YA/Paranormal Fantasy series, TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON, which quickly became an Amazon best seller. She has since released the second novel in the series, SHADOW OF THE BLOOD MOON, and is currently writing the third novel, which has an expected release date of february 25, 2013.
Robin loves heari ... read more
Crest Of The Blood Moon
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KimBoo (KBS) York
I am a writer, a grad student, an artist, and a survivor. I'm single now, after being married for 14 years, and I'm just over the hump of 41. I'm not dating, I'm not very social, and I have great big dreams and goals that I spend a lot of time and energy on. Which means I spend too much time at my computer!
Also, FTR: I'm pansexual, polyamorous, pervy, pro-sex, pro-porn and anti-bigotry. I'm a published author or erotica, a fangirl who writes fanfic and a serious academic with altruistic career goals.
I don't think the rest of it matters, unless you plan to move in.
Grieving Futures: How I Survived the Deaths of My Parents, My Home, and My Future
Follow me on Twitter at JoeEurope
I grew up in a small Texas town and earned a degree in business. I tend to be the adventurous type who loves hiking, camping, the beaches, traveling, and exploring. I maintain my own travel blog and have written short articles and reviews for it. Now, I'm starting to put more of my adventures into book format.
Life of a Traveler
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Thomacine Haywood is founder/coordinator of the Reflexology Certification Program at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
She is author of Rub Your Feet, Improve Your Health, a do-it-yourself guide to reflexology foot massage and several e-books and reflexology e-learning classes.
Haywood speaks and teaches nationally about complementary and alternative health topics. She is an approved provider of continuing education through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
She operates a bodywork practice in Greenfield, IN where she specializes in massage, reflexology and sound therapy.
The Prosperous Practice: Marketing Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Reflexology
Follow me on Twitter at fcraft1
I'm a bestselling veteran romance and romantic suspense author who has written for Kensington, BET and Harlequin. I'm now becoming an Indie publisher with one book, a Voodoo mystery, Dying on the Edge, now on sale at all online booksellers. I have great U.S. and overseas fan bases with several books translated.
If Love is Good To Me
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About the Author
My name is Scott T. Mueller. I was born and raised in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, where I lived most of my life. I grew up riding dirt bikes, and my family and I did a great deal of canoeing and camping with our friends and relatives. I was on the swim team from the age of five, and also loved to explore, ski, bicycle ride, ice skate, water ski, and roller skate. These were all a major part of my life as a teenager. I backpacked Glacier National Park in Montana with my brother and two of his friends for a week when I was 15 years old. I also did three one week trips to the Boundary Waters National Canoe Area. I love all things water and nature and aspire to spend as much of my time these day ... read more
The Empty Carousel a Consumer's Guide to Checked and Carry-on Luggage
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Elaine Raco Chase
If you like sassy, laugh out loud, contemporary romances - some more explicit than others - you have found the right author!
Reviewers have called them: "cat & mouse" - "slow burn" - "hot and steamy" - "highly addicting" - "solid characters & lots of humor" - "amazing reads!"
I call them fun! My heroines are NOT: thin, petite, clueless or submissive. They are strong women who aren't looking for a man - until the right one comes along!
And those men! Tough-guy, alpha males who don't know what hit them! But do know they want MORE!
I also write erotic mystery/thriller's and the Agatha Christie nominated non-fiction "How to write the Amateur Detective Novel" which is in the FBI Forensic Library at Quantico.
Yo ... read more