Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Sally Ember, Ed.D. has been passionate about writing since she was nine years old. She’s won prizes for her poetry, stories, songs and plays. She began meditation in her teens. Born Jewish on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, Sally's life has been infused with change.
Now, Sally delights fans of paranormal and romance by blurring the lines between fact and fiction in a multiverse of multiple timelines, often including exciting elements of utopian science fiction and Buddhism. Her sci-fi romance/speculative fiction/paranormal/multiverse/utopian ebooks and paperbacks for New Adult/adult/YA audiences, The Spanners Series, are getting great reviews.
Currently, she meditates, writes, swims, reads and blogs/reviews. Watch 50 archived Episodes of her video talk show, *CHANGES*, LIVE conversations between authors, on her Sally Sue Ember youtube channel. In her other professional life, Sally works as an editor/proofreader, educator or upper-level, nonprofit manager in colleges, universities and private nonprofits, which she has done for over forty years.
Sally blogs regularly on wide-ranging topics and includes reviews, interviews, guest blog posts, and excerpts from her books. Visit, comment, follow, like, and share! http://www.sallyember.com/blog
Vol I, This Changes Everything, ebook is FREE everywhere, $17.99 paperback.
Vol II, This Changes My Family and My Life Forever, ebook is $3.99, $19.99 paperback.
Vol III, This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Things to Change, ebook is $3.99, $19.99 paperback.
Discounts, trailers, reviews and more: http://www.sallyember.com/Spanners Always free ebooks for reviewers! sallyember AT yahoo DOT com Look for Vol IV – X in 2018-2021. Print books also available on Amazon, from Timult Books, $17.99-$19.99.
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VideosAuthor "Chat" on Launch Date for TCE
2.5 hours of Author explaining background, overview and details of Volume I, "This Changes Everything," and "The Spanners Series" as well as her ideas about "crowdcreating" Volumes VIII and IX and many other components of her writing."This Changes Everything" Volume I, "The Spanners Series"
"This Changes Everything" Book Trailer #1Romance in "This Changes Everything"s multiverse
Clara Branon and Epifanio Dang are or are not together in the multiverse. timelines of "The Spanners Series"?Multiverse Book Trailer "This Changes Everything"
Multiverse Focus Book TrailerVol II Book Trailer
"The Spanners Series," Volume II, "This Changes My Family and My Life Forever" Book TrailerVolume III Book Trailer
"This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Things to Change," Vol III, "The Spanners Series," continues the story of the first 5 years of The Transition to Earth's membership in the Many Worlds Collective from the perspectives of the middle-aged and older adults involved directly with Dr. Clara Ackerman Branon, Ph.D., Earth's first Chief Communicator.Author Reading
Author reading from Vol I, "This Changes Everything," "The Spanners Series," Chapter One.*CHANGES* Episode 38, 8/19/15
Author Reading and Q & A with host, Sally Ember, Ed.D.
This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Things to Change
by Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Clara, Moran, Espe, Epifanio and the alien Band of holos are back in Volume III science-fiction/romance ebooks (soon to be in print) of The Spanners Series. Will the leaders' increasing psi skills, interspecies collaborations and budding alien alliances be enough to make it through The Transition intact? What if there is no clear path for Clara's love? What do YOU do with wanted/unwanted changes?
This Changes My Family and My Life Forever
by Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Earth's first five years of The Transition in the Many Worlds Collective by teen and young/new adult Earthers related to Clara Branon, Chief Communicator/liaison, Clara's early life, and the ongoing love story between her and Epifanio Dang. Sci-fi/romance/paranormal/multiverse/utopian speculative fiction, "This Changes My Family and My Life Forever" is Volume II of "The Spanners Series."
This Changes Everything
by Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Are YOU ready for the changes? Clara Branon, Ph.D., becomes the Chief Communicator for the Many Worlds Collective when 5 alien holos come to her house, changing Earth forever. The MWC authorizes several Re-sets of the Transition to ensure the fewest deaths for those who resist Earth's membership in the MWC. How do Clara's family and friends and all Earthers respond to these enormous changes?
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Gina's Dream 1st edition English eBook
on Nov. 17, 2013
"Gina's Dream" is written is a somewhat dream-like style, which is appropriate for the theme. The premise is intriguing and the dialogue is mostly interesting.That and the story itself compelled this reader to keep turning the pages. Would have liked more character development and it's disappointing that some of the key scenes seem to occur "off stage," but overall, an interesting story. 3.5 stars.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey
on Sep. 01, 2017
The background of the author, Isabeau Vollhardt, shines through this series, I'm sure, as it does in this first set of three novelettes as the first of the series, "The Casebook of Elisha Grey." For example, in her author biography, she states that she: has studied the "philosophy of science fiction" and novel writing; is a long-time fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's (creator of Sherlock Holmes); has extensively researched Atlantis; is an acupuncturist and herbalist in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Reiki Master (Level IV); and, has also studied/trained in a variety of other Asian medicine, energy work and martial arts as well as in "feng shui, clairvoyancy, Astrology, Native American journeywork, and Iai-Batto-Ho." Both of the main characters in this first in the series, Elisha Grey and Kiara Ptolmai, share many of the same talents, skills, areas of expertise and spiritual/academic involvements as the author.
Vollhardt borrows freely from the format, types of cases and reputation Holmes' stories are famous for (both Doyle's and later editions of the characters' exploits), with Grey as Holmes and Ptolmai as Watson (more in the manner of CBS' "Elementary" series than any of the previous or current versions, though, since Kiara is female), making Kiara both a medical expert (a "healer" in these stories) and a law student learning about detective work from Elisha. They are also housemates, as Watson and Holmes often are in many versions of those stories, TV shows and films.
However, setting the stories in Atlantis and its concurrent surrounds mixes science-fiction and its many time types of technology with multiple cultures, class/caste systems, economic structures, family/social network and spiritual/religious rituals and beliefs, PLUS aliens (YES!) in ways that don't always interface easily, but Vollhardt manages to juggle them all well.
Each novelette has its own case presented early on which Elisha and Kiara solve by its end with some recurring and some new characters in each of the three. We also learn more about the background and family members of both characters in ways that blend well with each story's case.
The author's research and imagination are well-used, here. The characters and settings--clothing, architecture, furnishings, food, landscapes/seascapes and transport systems--are drawn well and with excellent details, but not too many; the stories have good pacing and arcs.
One problem: Vollhardt needs a new proofreader. I found typos (word or spelling errors) in each of the novelettes that a competent proofreader should have caught.
My own background and interests intersect well with Vollhardt's, surprisingly, and i enjoyed these three novelettes enough to finish them all and review them (which I do not do, often). Although some might consider these stories "derivative," I found them to be both original enough and charming, well-written and worth reading, if you like these types of stories.
I was given this ebook in exchange for an honest review. I do not know this author, otherwise.