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I currently work full time in Communications & Marketing. I went to school for Psychology and have degrees in both Counseling and Community Psychology. Some day, I’d like to save the world by day and write young adult fiction by night. For now, I’m content to write in my spare time while enjoying other things like watching movies and television, hiking, and having family dinner nights with my friends. I live in the Sacramento area with my two pups, Dexter and Finn. Drop me a line at renekary at gmail dot com. Oh, and btw, “Rene Kary” is a pseudonym.
Latest book: The Legacy of Madison Porter
Anne Davison left school at 16 with no academic qualifications and worked as a secretary. When her youngest child started school she decided to return to learning. At 42 she followed a distance learning course and after ten months passed English and History GCE Level. This whetted her appetite for more. She then signed up as a mature student and followed a degree course in History and Religious Studies and at 60 she was awarded a PhD.
Since that time she has lectured in History around the world on many cruise ships. She also regularly gives talks to academic institutions and groups in the UK.
Many people who have heard her lecture have asked if she has ever written a book. In response she has wrote ... read more
Latest book: The Mughal Empire
Amber (AJ) Holland and her husband, Brian, live in Louisiana with their three beautiful children, Caleb, Lucah, and Abrie, 2 spoiled dachshunds and a cat. She enjoys reading, writing, ministering, and not cooking. A.J. considers herself, first and foremost, a worshiper of God and light to shine for His glory. She is a lover of words and the power they hold to captivate and change the world for the greater good.
Latest book: Keeping Lily
J. Maurice better known as Joshua M. White was born on the south side of Chicago in 1981. He fell in love with literature and began writing short stories and poems at 7 years of age. J. Maurice has a bachelors degree in business management and is a proud husband and father of 3 children and 1 stepchild. In addition to writing he also enjoys composing and producing music.
Latest book: Card House: The First Hand
Daelynn Quinn grew up in southern Maryland where she spent most of her time exploring her fertile imagination among the trees of her backyard forest. She studied history in college, but dropped out to travel and see the world. After starting a family, she returned to college and earned a degree in Dietetics. Her passion for creativity never perished, however, and in 2013 she finally completed and published her first novel, Fall of Venus. She continues to work on her Fall of Venus series and has another series of young adult books in development. While she's not reading or writing, Daelynn enjoys brainstorming while mowing her lawn, cooking healthy meals her kids refuse to eat, and watching old episodes of Mr. B ... read more
Latest book: The Trinity
C.P. Murphy is an independent published author experiencing with genre. She writes the stories that come to her mind, without forcing herself to stick to just one. Previously published books were paranormal romance and historical fiction; future books in the works are another paranormal romance, a sci-fi thriller, and some erotica as well.
Latest book: Amelia's Story
I live in Arizona. I have always been interested in the paranormal and have had many of my own experiences. I enjoy writing and also write under the name D.J. Cameron
Latest book: Haunted Hillary
My name is Anthon C. Humes and I am an aspiring author writing fiction under A.C. Humes and the pseudonym of E. X. Felon. Why write under two different names, you may ask: I grew up in a barbershop and worked as a commercial flight attendant, so I’ve been a lot of places, met a lot of people, heard a lot of stories and yes, I’ve done a lot of things. With so many stories to tell, I decided to separate them in a way that would allow my readers to be able to determine if a particular story would appeal to their tastes just by looking at the name of the author. Yes, I do realize that not everyone is going to like every story I tell. So, I would like to take a minute to describe the differences between my two ... read more
Latest book: Scandalous Tales vol. 2
B. L Wilde
B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. She can often be found at her desk working on her next project.
Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn't looked back since
Latest book: Devotion (The Seductors Series #3)
Julie McCoy is an author from Kildare in Ireland. She began writing poetry and short stories in her teens. Her pieces can often be heard on KFM's 'Artyfacts' show and she has appeared in the local newspapers and on Writing.ie.
'Eye of the Storm,' her debut novel, was released in July 2013 and is inspired by a lifelong dream of hers to chase storms across America's 'Tornado Alley.' She us currently working on her next novel, due for release in 2014.
Latest book: Eye of the Storm
Nato il primo gennaio 1943 e laureato in giurisprudenza, è stato un funzionario di dogana. Collabora, tramite articoli sulla birra nel mondo, con la rivista Degusta di Bologna. Ha pubblicato:
Confessioni di un figlio dell’uomo – 1975 – romanzo;
San Valentino – 1975 – poemetto classico;
Gea – 1980 – romanzo;
Il fratello del ministro – 1980 – commedia;
Don Fabrizio Gerbino – 1980 – dramma;
Gigi il Testone – 1982 – romanzo per ragazzi;
Il figlioccio – 1982 – commedia;
Umane inquietudini – 1982 – poesie classiche e libere;
Memoriale di uno psicopatico sessuale – 1983 – romanzo per adulti;
La famiglia Limone – 1983 – commedia;
Gli anemoni di primavera – 1983 – dramma;
G ... read more
Latest book: La famiglia Limone
Extremely well-travelled with over 100 countries in his passport, Mark Bennetts is co-founder of Kathmandu & Beyond, a travel website featuring stories, providing information and showcasing photographs from eight years of nomadic travel. A mountain junkie at heart, Mark believes there is nowhere better on the planet than Nepal for getting up close and personal with some of the biggest peaks in the world.
Latest book: Trekking in Nepal: Gokyo Lake
Gunnar D Ridgeback
My full name is Dykumos Witt’s Joint Venture, but to those who know me, I’m Gunnar, G Man, Big Gunz or the Gunzinator. Now I hate to admit this, but my mom Still feels the need to call me her little monkey. I’m SIX!!! How long must a dawg endure such embarrassment I ask.
I’m a Rhodesian Ridgeback and we originate from Africa. Rhodesia to be exact, hence the name. We are bred to hold lions at bay. Now of course this is banned from Jersey but I do have dreams of one day digging to Africa to hold this great lion the books speak of at bay. Will it become a reality? Hmmmmmm, stay tune for the next chapter.
I’m a laid back hound with a passion for sharing deep thoughts and digging deep holes. Just the usu ... read more
Latest book: Through the Eyes of a Ridgeback:Gunnar's Deep Thoughts
Destiny Cammack created and cultured in the City of Richmond. She was a toddler when she realized that all she wanted to do with her life is to help people, to heal them. She was fourteen when she received the ÂYouth Visionary Award seed money to fund Youth Helping Youth which was her first ever endeavor into helping people. From there, she volunteered as HIV/AIDS peer educator and become the first youth to sit on the Board of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross . After graduating from Henrico High School in 2003 , she pursued her dreams at Virginia Commonwealth University where she got an degree in Biology where she was on the fast track to medical school but then decided that she wa ... read more
Latest book: This Is Me
Dwan Abrams is the award-winning, best-selling author of six books. She's the founder and the facilitator of the Just Write! Workshop. Dwan has been a featured author, panelist, and speaker at such distinguished events as the National Book Club Conference, Black Writers Reunion and Conference, Bayou Soul Writers Conference, Faith and Fiction Retreat, Dancing Preachers International Conference, and many others. She's also the editorial director of Nevaeh Publishing, a small press independent publishing house.
Latest book: My Mother's Child
Bestselling author Laurie LeClair writes contemporary romance, romantic comedies, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. Laurie has a not-so-secret love for characters who make her laugh, cry, and who linger in her mind long after the story ends. Laurie’s habit of daydreaming has gotten her into a few scrapes and launched her to take up her dream of writing. Finally, she can put all those stories in her head to rest as she brings them to life on the page. Laurie loves to write, read, bake, travel and discover new adventures. She considers herself a New Texan (New England born and raised and now living in Texas). She lives in Central Texas with her husband, Jim.
Laurie loves to hear from her readers. Con ... read more
Latest book: Princess In Hiding (Once Upon A Romance Series, Book 12)
R.F. Allie is a young author, born in a far far away land of magic and love who is trying to find her place in the world.
She wrote, a lot, mostly for herself and her friends. It went from short stories, to fan fictions to poetry.
It was only recently, that she'd been encouraged to share her words with the world.
We all have one dream, search for one thing, a love so powerful and passionate that it consumes us.
R.F.Allie picked up her first book at age five, on hr father's impressive book shelves, and ever since that moment, she fell in love with the way words can reach people in the most unique way, different from spoken words, more rich with feelings.
Today, she has a story, this story might seem unique to s ... read more
Latest book: Consume Me (A Burning Desire Novel)
There is a tendency to confuse Matthew Stone with a certain famous producer who is best known for creating the show "South Park". Matthew Stone actually tore himself away from Matt Stone years ago through sheer force of will, similar to how Nei was born from Neifirst in Phantasy Star 2.
He is a mediator and contributor for The Sanctuary Crew, a group of gaming enthusiasts who regularly livestream their favorite old and new games. In 2008, he and his family fled to Northern Washington due to the increasingly hostile weather in the Midwestern United States. From their elevated cabin, they expect to be perfectly safe when global warming causes most of the Olympic Peninsula to vanish underwater.
Tales from the Cr ... read more
Latest book: Tales from the Creature Keeper: Survival Critters
I was born in California. I grew up in Hawaii. I went to junior high near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I went to high-school in southern Oregon, college in Salem Oregon, and am now living with my wife and five year old son in Portland.
I lived in a redwood house on a volcanic island, and played on a beach of my birth stone. My mother was a belly dancer. I can Cossack dance. I taught myself after I came back from Russia.
I've studied Hawaiian, Latin, French, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese in the classroom, in that order. Now I can't manage much in any of them.
I drowned in the Hilo Bay after being repeatedly thrown in by drunk relatives when I was my son's age. I still remember the moment when I gave up and br ... read more
Latest book: Destiny's Hand
Jason Lloyd is a poet, author, and artist. Salty Aftertaste (Ginge Publishing, 2013) is his first creative nonfiction novel. The book reached Smashwords top bestseller list in Gay & Lesbian Fiction and was a bestseller in the New Adult genre on All Romance Ebooks (ARe).
His second book, Queer Dirty Laundry (Ginge Publishing, 2014), is a creative nonfiction novella. The book reached Smashwords top bestseller list in Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction, was a bestseller in the Nonfiction Romance genre on All Romance Ebooks (ARe), and was a bestseller in the Gay Fiction genre on Amazon and Google Play Book Store.
Jason is currently working on an M/M Romance, and Mystery/Suspense fictional series called Filthy Fibbers. Filt ... read more
Latest book: The Garden of Fibs and Sin (Filthy Fibbers, Prequel)
I was born into a Nova Scotian family of community and spiritual workers. In my youth I assumed that everyone had access to this type of healing family environment. My parents Dr. Rev. William and Dr. Pearleen Oliver, as local leaders, stayed focused for 60 years providing service to the peoples of Nova Scotia communities.
As I became more aware that my family situation was unique, I started to explore ways of extending my experiences to others. In High School I worked as a Halifax playground student councilor and joined an experimental Children's Theatre Group “Rainbow Theatre”. This unique experience opened me up to the world of drama, art and dance. During this time period I participated in the NFB ... read more
Latest book: Love Birds in a Cage
Nelson Peñaherrera Castillo
Nelson Peñaherrera Castillo (Lima, Peru, 1976) is a journalist, publisher, producer and media advisor graduated from University of Piura’s School of Communication in Piura.
Although he wrote and published his first story in 1986, his job on media begun on 1993 at Radio san Pedro Chanel and Radio Nuevo Norte (both in Sullana, Peru), where he became a news director on 1998-99.
Meanwhile he was one of his university’s Radio Laboratory hosts.
He also worked as a supervising producer at Radio estación Latina in Chepén, Peru(1998) until he got involved with Fe y Alegría 48 (Tambogrande, Peru) on 1999-ending.
At the same time, he launched his most recognized brand, FACTORTIERRA.NET (then FactorTierra, October ... read more
Latest book: ¡Yo tengo la magia!
The author, Cheryl Spikes, moved to Farragut Houses in the spring of 1973. Most people would classify Farragut as a ghetto but to Cheryl, it was her home; a place where she dared to be herself!
Life in the projects was fun for Cheryl especially when the 80’s Hip Hop era began!
Cheryl had always enjoyed writing poems, short stories and rhymes for her public, junior and high school friends; so becoming an emcee/lyricist was an easy transformation for her. The excitement of the rap explosion had Cheryl and her close friends create the Hip Hop group, “Paradise Exquisine.” Together they worked diligently at their craft in an effort to become famous in the all-male dominated genre.
Cheryl and her group ... read more
Latest book: Sometimes It Snows In July
Ruth J. Hartman
Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning sweet romantic tales that make you smile, giggle or laugh out loud. She, her husband, and their three cats, love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats, Maxwell, Roxy and Remmie, sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's. You know how selfish those little furry creatures can be.
Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, Jeep driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her ... read more
Latest book: Reluctant Reunion
A skilled public speaker, trainer, author and healer, Frances works in the UK, Sweden, Norway and California. Frances' @life Without Boundaries' approach has her communicating with God, taking her work forward on many fronts.
Simple development courses
Creating a Better Life for yourself using all resources available
12 week email course available free on her website http://www.godworldwide.com
Anger and Stress release
Frances is a lively, informative, and sometimes controversial speaker and will keep the attention of her audience throughout.
Latest book: It's...Simply About God
Clayton has published numerous articles and short stories in various print and online magazines. In addition to writing, Dr. Clayton has an Ed.D. in Special Education Administration and is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Colorado.
Latest book: A Woman Misunderstood
Dante D. Long
Dante D. Long is a native of Georgia and currently residing in Virginia. Always a thorough and vivid storyteller, he strives to leave readers with lasting impressions of his characters and rousing thoughts with the themes addressed in the pages of every novel. When Good Men Go Bad is his debut novel and the first of the Men of 1302 series. He is also a contributing author to the erotica anthology, Seductive Pleasures. He is currently working on the second in the Men of 1302 series and other projects.
Latest book: When Good Men Go Bad
Disfruto de la lectura, el buen café y la música.
Escribir historias que podrían ser ciertas, o tal vez no, es una necesidad que siempre estuvo ahí pero que he descubierto recientemente tras años de haberlas pensado, soñado y casi nunca haberlas contado.
A la fecha tengo tres novelas publicadas: "En el cuarto frío" , "El manzano torcido" y "Un pez demasiado gordo", todas partes de la serie "¿Justicia, venganza o redención?".
Vivo con mi familia, algunas perritas, un par de gatos y unos coloridos peces tropicales que me recuerdan que el mundo es muy variado pero tan conectado a la vez...
Latest book: Un pez demasiado gordo
I have been writing for a couple decades, but only started writing erotica about five years ago. I have created Blush Rose for my really hardcore stuff. I am also not politically correct, and I call 'em like I see 'em.
I will also begin publishing erotic stories from other up and coming writers under the name Blush Erotica. Visit my blog to find out more. Stay tuned!
To celebrate the new year, all customers who buy $5 of my books here, will receive for free their choice of one of my other smashwords books. Just visit my facebook page and leave a screen shot of your receipt showing what you bought along with your free pick. I will then message your code to you.
Latest book: The Duplicitous Faces of Jen
Leonardo “The Companionator” Bustos is one of the world's foremost experts on Baby Boomer Relationships. This author of 4 books and dozens of videos has helped thousands of grateful clients rediscover their “love mojo” in order to find and connect with their ideal love match.
As a speaker and consultant, he's fascinated countless audiences with his ready to use practical advice and sage wisdom. Leonardo has just finished creating the Mate Acquisition Program, an online dating course that uses software, data and coaching to help singles find their best love match available in the shortest time possible.
Leonardo first became well known as a relationship and dating expert in 1981, when he wrote and ... read more
Latest book: The Ultimate Dating System
A graduate of UVA, Monty Joynes had a career as the editor and publisher of magazines and books before turning to the authorship of novels and non-fiction books. His fiction reputation was established with the four novels in The Booker Series. His non-fiction publications include two making-of-the-movie books and a two-subject biography. He also has written produced screenplays and a classical music oratorio libretto. Two of his military short stories were published in 2012 anthologies. The second included his Pushcart Prize nominated story "First Day at An Khe" and poetry in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.
Latest book: Psalm Maker: The Journal of Booker Jones
Phil D. Sanderson always wanted to be a writer from the very time he read his first novel, Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming. In a drive to pursue this worthy goal he read a grammar book and other books from cover to cover to help him hone this craft, during his sophomore year of high school. His peers thought he was crazy for reading up on such tedious books, but he simply wanted to learn everything about the English language and the craft of writing so as to write the English language properly and eloquently.
After graduating high school, Phil joined the United States Marine Corps to become a Landing Support Specialist. He attended boot camp at the legendary Parris Island, S.C., in September 1986. Upon graduatin ... read more
Latest book: 2018: An Uncivil War
Every person in Sai's Divine mission is an instrument chosen by Swami Himself. Mother Easwaramma was the 'Chosen' mother of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It can also be said that Prof. N. Kasturi was His chosen biographer. V. K. Narasimhan, who then took-over the reins as the editor of 'Sanathana Sarathi', described him as Swami's Vyasa.
In the initial phase of the Avatar, Sri Kasturi was solely responsible for translating Swami's Discourses, noting down, and then publishing Sai literature, thereby propagating Swami's Life and Teachings to the entire humanity.
Swami chose him as His instrument to gift mankind these Divine pearls of Sai's teachings and the Life story of Bhagawan. Apart from Swami's Discourses, ... read more
Latest book: Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Volume 4
Susan Frances Edwards
I was born in the city of York, and moved to Lorton in the Lake District when I was eight, spending my formative childhood years in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's still my heart's home.
As a child I was read to by my parents and grew up loving books, especially those with rich and well-used language, as well as delighting in the natural world. These are now two of the most important aspects of who I am, along with a love for music, good food and company, a lively curiosity and a sense of humour.
I'm a member of The Whitehaven Writers, the Tolkien Society,the West Cumbria branch of the U3A, and am active in the Parish of Whitehaven. When the weather permits, I go out to the Solway coast or t ... read more
Latest book: Beauty, Light and Music, Poetry and Prose
Katy Scott (1977) was born in Liverpool, UK.
She invented space travel, spoons and the wheel.
For thirty years she has done nothing of significance.
Her first book, "Ten Thousand Quiz Questions" won the Badly formatted Prize, the Well it's only 99p Circle Award and the Dreadful Book Award. In 2013, she won the prestigious Self-Publishing Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of Self-Publishing. She was the only entrant and she was also the only judge.
She hopes to make £30 per month from Kindle sales and dislikes Kindle books that suggest that you can make $47000 per month. "As if!"
She likes positive reviews and people who buy her book. She cries if she receives a bad review.
Don't make her cr ... read more
Latest book: Ten Thousand Pub Quiz Questions and Answers
Rachel Dunning has published over a million words of romantic fiction.
A prolific writer, she sticks to stories where women have guts and where Alpha Males aren't pricks.
Find her online at the following locations:
B&N (Nook): http://bit.ly/RachelDunningBN
Latest book: Debt
Many years ago I wrote my autobiography - probably more as therapy than anything else; but life continued happening to me and I got to thinking: what good will this story do, isn’t there enough misery in the world without me adding to it by writing more? I subsequently burnt it. It was around this time when I began searching for meaning in my life that I had a profound experience - a realisation that we’re all connected, we’re One. I began to question everything I knew, accepting nothing at face value, writing down these questions and the thoughts surrounding them. From this, my first book On The Other Hand - The Little Anthology of Big Questions was born. In my books I take an honest look at our quirky a ... read more
Latest book: The Frightened Little Flower Bud
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Liltera R. Williams fell in love with writing at age 12 and married it at 18. From the moment she began penciling down thoughts and ideas in her first diary, and then formally learning how to compose essays and pieces of fiction during her high school and college years, she knew that she would someday have an opportunity to share her gift with the world. After graduating from Florida State University in December of 2008, Liltera began building her professional writing portfolio by pitching stories and accepting assignments for various local publications. She successfully completed an Editorial and PR internship with White Publishing Company and The Artist Series, respec ... read more
Latest book: Dearly Beloved S.I.S.T.A.S
Allison J. Jewell
Allison Jewell lives in Southern Kentucky with her husband, two sons, and dog. When she isn't hard at work on her next novel, she can be found doing one of her favorite things: watching her older son chase the puck at the local hockey rink, hanging out at home listening to records with her husband, or making up silly songs with her younger son. Allison was an elementary school teacher and education consultant before becoming a writer.
Allison is author of the Shine On series. The reading order of the Shine On Series is listed below.
Rise & Shine
Come Rain or Shine
Let It Shine
You can sign up for release notifications at http://substance-b.com/AllisonJewell.html
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Latest book: Let It Shine (Shine On Series, Book Four)