Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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As a child I was always told the dark could not hurt me, that the shadows creeping in the corners of my room were nothing more than just that, shadows. The sounds nothing more than the settling of our old home, creaking as it found comfort in the earth only to move again when it became restless, if ever so slightly. I would never sleep without closing the closet door, oh no; the door had to be shut tight. The darkness lurking inside needed to be held at bay, the whispers silenced. Rest would only come after I checked under the bed at least twice and quickly wrapped myself in the safety of the sheets (which no monster could penetrate), pulling them tight over my head.
I would never go down to the basement.
Nev ... read more
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Greg Metcalf has short fiction published at Boston Literary Magazine and Metazen. He is a contributing author in Indiestructible. He has completed three other novels, unpublished to date, and is at work on a fourth. He lives in Ohio with Ebullience, his cat.
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Dhirendra Mishra, an Engineer, a poet, a blogger and a photographer. His first book “Story of the Boy in Hat” is an experiment to bring out the story out of words in poetry form. His work has been published in local edition of Times of India, TNOV, Jaipur. His interest in photography led his photograph to the “Youth Photography Festival 2014”. He is a lover of technology too and have keen interest in Cloud computing and Data science. He is working for Ericsson India and pursing his master’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. No matter where he is, what he is doing, if words started flowing out of his mind, then you can find him no where except with my Mobile, Diary, ... read more
Story of the boy in Hat
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Jean-Louis Riguet est né en 1947, dans la Vienne (France). Notaire démissionnaire à Orléans, autodidacte, il a fait carrière, depuis l’âge de 15 ans, pendant plus de 52 ans dans le Notariat, de la Vienne jusqu’à Orléans, en passant par l’Eure-et-Loir et Paris, avant de se consacrer à l’écriture. Il est membre de la Société des Gens de Lettres, du Bottin International des Professionnels du Livre et la Maison de l’Ecrivain et de la Littérature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jean-Louis Riguet was born in 1947, in Vienne (France). A former registrar in Orleans, self-taught, he has made a career from the age of 15, for more than 53 years in the Notary, from Vienne till Orléans, passing by Eure-et-Loir ... read more
Augustin. My Battle of Loigny
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Diem T. Allik
To quote one of her favorite ‘teen angst’ movies, Diem T. Allik is “in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions… a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal…” (Okay except for maybe that last one.)
Diem loves all things paranormal, all things romantic, strong men and women with fight. She delights in words and descriptions that place you right into the world she has created in her mind’s eye. With flare and flourish she will take you there and hold you captivated, in hopes of leaving you with a need to know more. She lives to make her characters real, as real as they appear to her.
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Okay, so I am not even going to pretend that anyone else is writing this bio, so let's just agree to skip the 3rd person business. I am basically just a dude who likes to create stories that rock. I strive not only to breathe life into extraordinary characters, but into entire worlds. Creating unforgettable worlds and then sharing it with you is a blast. There is nothing quite like hearing the excitement in someone's voice as they talk about the story you have created. It is a huge part of why I do this.
Now to the who. I am a Christian, husband, father of three children, and a veteran. I have a BA in Communications. I was born and raised in Maine. I love the outdoors and I am passionate about football, food, ... read more
The Chronicles of Aurion
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Simon W Best
I am a writer of Dark Fantasy and Sci-fi. I aim to have my Eventide Vampire Series out by 2014-2015. I also play guitar/sing, and fuss my cat.
All info can be found on my books/blog here, www.swbestwriter.co.uk
(Join my mailing list for future sneak previews. I will not spam you. Only contact you when a new book is coming out so you can get it for an introductory price)
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Marianne has had a long career in business, as a sales director and behavioural consultant. Involved in many company start ups, she became a main board director for a London plc. Her world was turned upside down when her husband was held against his will, and has devoted the last 8 years in attempting to get justice for freedom and human rights.
Having travelled extensively working with people at all levels, her passion for improving and changing the status quo in individuals and business has now extended into a focus on working for freedom of movement and speech.
Her book is a diary account of the years she spent fighting a battle she thought was just hers, and the gradual learning of a wider problem in ... read more
Sour Milk and Stolen Honey
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Michael W. Thompson
What I remember about my childhood is camping on hollow battlefields, looking my enemy in the eye, and everywhere I turned witnessing instruments of destruction. For me, the son of a army officer, this was a typical day.
The campground rested over an old war bunker used to fight the North Koreans. In the morning fog would roll down into the rice fields, coming off the mountains separating us from the wasteland of death populated by nothing except mines and ghosts. The enemy who stared back at me wore red stars on their hats and the instruments I gazed upon were the many machine guns, tanks, planes, ships, and bombs in the hands of soldiers waiting to play their parts.
"Two weeks ago one of them defected t ... read more
Metal Fist 1: Singer's Salute
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Fiona Woodhead aka as the Slug Lady (hopefully in regards to what she writes and not how she looks!). Fiona stumbled into writing and illustrating children picture books when one day she randomly decided to write and illustrate a story about three slimy slugs for her Dad (a slightly eccentric father of four whose favourite bedtime stories to his children were always about yucky slugs and bugs) as a Christmas present in 2012. Since then the once-upon-a-slime books have multiplied into a series of books to encourage little people out into the garden to bug hunt and explore. Fiona has really enjoyed writing ‘Once-upon-a-TOXIC-Slime’, the first story she has written aimed at older children, however her two smal ... read more
Totally Amazing Spider Tales
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Born in Dallas, Texas in 1948
"Texan born and Texan bred."
Currently live in Galveston, Texas. I share my home with my four friends and companions---all of which have four legs and very furry bodies. Two cats, two dogs.
What's that old expression? "Jack of all trades, master of none."
That pretty well describes me. Earned a living grooming dogs and cats for thirty years, drove an eighteen-wheeler for nearly ten years. Raised two wonderful children, a son and a daughter--both now grown, have 5 grand-kids, and 2 great-grand-kids. Love 'em all.
I recently retired, and am excited to finally find the time to do what I enjoy doing most - Writing the stories and telling the tales, born in my imagination...
Twilight Images: A Haunting Journey of Suspense
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Samuel James Richards
I’m a Christian who enjoys all manner of geeky interests, and has a passion for writing stories, especially science fiction.
I’m married to Lauren who is a teacher. We have a daughter called Amelie, and a dog called Molly who is a nuisance.
I also enjoy playing electric guitar, specifically a Fender American Stratocaster (the rare 2006 model with splittable humbuckers), youth work, movie marathons, videogames, and boardgames.
Resolutions: A Science Fiction Short Story Collection
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Hello, my name is Daisha Rossin, I'm 17 years old. I've been writing ever since I've been 13. If any of you decide to read my story please give me feedback! Thanks in advance and I hope you enjoy
Falling For A Thug
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My Pen is my rocket into space and my mind is the galaxy, full of fantastic and amazing wonders. When I write, magical things happen.
I own only what I need - a handful of pens, a pack of pencils, one sharpener and a box of rubbers.
In 2009 I took a bold step into the unknown. I had no idea what would happen, or where it would take me... I stepped into the magical realm of creative writing, and I stood in awe.
Having only ever read (through choice) just three books, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Glass Elevator and George's Marvellous Medicine, in my early years, I was very much a stranger to books. In my mid 30's I started to read more books. It all began with J.K. Rowling's Harry P ... read more
It Came From Afar, Day One
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Kelly Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses. Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Sales and Marketing role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Her first book, The Shadow Rises, was published in January 2013.
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Saharah Shae was born the youngest of five children in a small town in north central Kentucky. Raised by her father, she spent most of her childhood trying to survive being the only girl in a house filled with boys. As a result, she knows her way around the garage, woods, and most lakes within a couple hours of her home. She enjoys the outdoors, sports-especially Kentucky Basketball and the Cincinnati Bengals, fishing, and gardening. As much as she enjoys those things, writing is her first love.
After a few years of working "up town" in the city, she decided to work from home for the family business, while focusing on her writing.
Some of the most important people in her life are members of our military and ... read more
Bad News Brittney
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Jeff Folschinsky, who is originally from Houston, Texas, now resides in Los Angeles, California. His plays have been seen at various theaters across North America. He is also creator and staff writer for Perilous and The Trials and Tribulations of Vicky Vixen, a serial late night soap opera spoof at the Eclectic Company Theater in North Hollywood, California. Jeff’s play “The Unsinkable Bismarck, A Pill By Any Other Name Is The Wrong Dosage, Rendezvous and Revelations and Kisses From Abroad” are published by One Act Play Depot. His full length play “Turkey Day” that had it’s world premiere at The Eclectic Company Theatre, is published by both Norman Maine Play Publishing and Big Dog Play Publishing. ... read more
Tales From Little Lump - Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys
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Muffy was born in Texas, to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the family "princess," indulged and pampered. Her father was a career US Air Force colonel and pilot whose career took them around the world. Muffy’s father's career advanced, requiring extensive travel. The family lived in most points between Alaska and France. Officers and pilots from around the world were welcomed in their home, at any time day or night with a hot meal, cold libations and lively conversation.
Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and came of age in France comfortably around mostly military men, “Jet Jockeys” from around the world. They were young, flirtatious, solicitous and encouraging of her from ... read more
Memories & Kisses
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Hello to anyone who stumbled onto my page.
Quillin Asher McKay - Quil.
Hope you enjoy my first published book The Wrong One.
Any feedback is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by,
The Wrong One
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Beth Revis is the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound bestselling author of the Across the Universe series(Razorbill/Penguin ), as well as several in-world short stories published in various anthologies. The books are currently available in more than 20 languages.
The Across the Universe books blend mystery with science fiction as they follow the voyage of a generation spaceship to a new world fraught with danger. The first book in the trilogy, Across the Universe, is a “cunningly executed thriller” according to Booklist, and the second book, A Million Suns, was hailed by the LA Times as “a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up.” Shades of Earth, the final volume, was called a “tense a ... read more
Paper Hearts, Volume 3: Some Marketing Advice
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Cara Rosalie Olsen
CARA ROSALIE OLSEN resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their spoiled pooch, Annabella. A product of a relatively normal childhood - whatever that means - Olsen recalls "Life had this relentlessly boorish way of reminding me I was wonky and unapproved. Regardless of status or gene pool, there is nothing simple or easy about growing up. Life doesn't play favorites or carry biases; it's the pits for everyone. But rather than constantly falling into the pit, often I chose to climb down willingly, lining the bottom with a soft place to land. That place is where I became a reader, and today, a writer."
Throughout high school Olsen struggled with subjects ... read more
Awakening Foster Kelly
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He was born in North Kansas City, Missouri on 28th day of a cold October morning in 1961 at 10:35 a.m. to a TWA agent and his housewife.
He spent the first 18 months of life growing up in North Kansas City, Missouri in a small house next to the railroad tracks. He has fond memories of the trains that went by the house that rocked him to sleep as they traveled by as well as the yellow curtains that hung over the window by his crib.
At this time his family moved to a small college town north of Kansas City, Missouri called Parkville. That same year his brother was born and changed his life forever as he became the big brother. Two years later on Christmas morning another brother would be born. ... read more
"Non Entières": Deuxième Livre De Poems Timothious
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Desraye Halon has written one children's book Polly Conquers the Dark, self Pub through LULU right now. Desraye has just completed her first horror novel , it will be coming out soon mid to late 2014. She has created a comic horror book that she is still working on getting out to everyone. But it's more of something she does on her down time. She may make it into more of a book style, but for now it's a work in progress. Desraye has just started her 2nd novel, in horror / Scifi genre. Her main writing will be in the horror genre. Desraye loves horror of all kinds, books, comics, movies. Horror has always been a part of her life in one form or another.She is just a big kid at heart.
Polly Conquers the Dark
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Well, let me tell you about good ol’ Lacey Noonan.
She lives on the East Coast with her husband and crazy, cuddly dog. When not sailing, sampling fine whiskeys or making veggie tacos, she loves to read and write steamy, strange, silly, psychological and sexy stories. She revels in a good turn of phrase and a good crack of the whip.
In her vanilla life, she is a web designer and developer.
Dark Desires: Taken By The Obamacare Sex Robot
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Jennifer Roush writes books in the beautiful Colorado mountains with her husband and her children.
She participates in several writing groups, and believes in the foundations of good writing: an active voice, meaningful content, and not too many adverbs.
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I disliked school, which I regret, but I found history,geography and English interesting, although I had difficulty writing stories and poems. My passion has always been sport, becoming a Midland champion in two swimming strokes; then I discovered fencing, which gave me the opportunity to travel abroad representing Great Britain until illness prevented me from realizing my dream. I didn't start writing until I was in my fifties, and it's always been the historical stories which have interested me. My research is thorough, cross-checking through diaries and letters, not just the internet, consequently, writing is slow.
I live in the West Midlands and am a companion to four cats - I think!
Blood On Their Petticoats
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I started writing when I was twelve. Well,okay, maybe then it really wasn't writing, more like stick figures with dialect. I improved from there. At one point I had completed one book, but as I read through it, I was unhappy with the way it was, and scrapped it. I kept telling myself that I would get back to the story, it's old name was Keychain and Luis, now it's Keychain's Destiny.
Currently I am attending college to obtain a photography degree. On my down time, I write. However, lately I have had a block in my mind. Maybe it's due to stress, but once it's gone, I get a flood of information that I just want to write down. My thoughts run faster than what my fingers can go.
I'm mainly a fantasy wri ... read more
The Diary of Mary J. Smith
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I am a big dreamer who loves adventures, thrillers and movies. I see the world as a magical place and hope you'd take this journey with me as I discover its possibilities.
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Raelle Kaia is a writer, songmaker, and creative philosopher. A primary focus of her work is to question the spiritual roots of humankind’s destructive assault on the world and the self; and to present an alternative intainment of deep connection by which to guide our lives. The concept for Pandastan came to her in a dream in 2002, and the trilogy was written from 2008 to 2014. Raelle currently lives in Oregon, in the United States.
Good Sense Panda
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Mat Murphy is a writer, finance pro, sports nut and keen traveler.
Apart from finance and writing, Mat enjoys travel with his wonderful wife Kim, epic bushwalk adventures, hanging with his tribe of kids and playing soccer.
The Necessary Techniques of Obsession
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I like to call myself a never ending list of labels. Mother, Author, Student, Friend...
I am a 21-year-old single parent who lives by the sea with my beautiful 3-year-old daughter. I think of myself as very creative person, whether it be writing, crafting, or baking, creating things makes me smile. I write because it makes me happy and being happy is the only thing in life that matters.
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Justin R. Stebbins
Justin Stebbins was born in Virginia in 1987 and has a bachelor's degree in History, with minors in English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He has been displaying his art and writing on his personal website since he was 12, using the online handle "Saber-Scorpion." He self-published his first novel, G4M3: Shattered Reality, in 2006, selling it through his website: www.saber-scorpion.com. He now focuses primarily on writing about his sci-fi universe Nova Refuge, and his fantasy universe Wulfgard.
Tales of Wulfgard, Volume 1
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Richard Alexander Hall
Richard Alexander Hall is always creating and geronding (at the moment he writes this, that being about science fiction and abstract art, but this is highly subject to change), and sometimes inventing words or insisting that spell-checkers are wrong, and is very glad for this opportunity to harken to a gag where Isaac Asimov stated that he likes to write biographical blurbs about himself in the third person.
Docile as a Lamb
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Keely Brooke Keith
Keely Brooke Keith is the author of The Land Uncharted and Aboard Providence. Her novels are known for blending genres in unconventional ways. Keely also creates resources for writers, including The Writer’s Book Launch Guide and The Writer’s Purpose Journal. When she isn’t writing, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Keely resides with her husband and their daughter on a hilltop south of Nashville where she dreams up stories, hoping to encourage, comfort, and inspire readers. She is a member of ACFW.
The Writer’s Book Launch Guide: A Step-By-Step Plan to Give Your Book the Best Launch Possible
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Writing isn't my job or something I have to do. I am compelled to do it. It is cathartic and expressive and dreamy. I've written for as long as I can remember; stories and prose. Over the years, friends have expressed how much they love my unique and often witty crafting of words. I hope that you enjoy my stories as much as they have.
I am working on my first novel, OF TWO MINDS, due out December 2014.
Details to come....
Tonight Is Ours
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Demethius Jackson is an author living in Dallas, TX. He writes magical fiction that inspires. Or, as he often calls it, "Self-Help Fantasy.” As his characters learn from their experiences, readers can also identify with them, see how they overcome obstacles, and hopefully find motivation to face their own life challenges.
His two-part book series entitled, The Realmsic Conquest, chronicles the struggles of the world's only magical kingdom. Since its establishment, the kingdom has been ravaged by endless warfare, and must undergo a transformative quest to find peace.
Jackson is an alumnus of American University’s School of Communications in Washington, D.C, and is a native Washingtonian. Throughout his car ... read more
The Realmsic Conquest: The Icon of Earth
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Heiva Gilles TERIIPAIA
Je suis Heiva né en 1984 originaire de Bora-Bora habite en France depuis 20 ans. Etant débutant dans l'écriture j'ai décidé de me lancer dans ce domaine. Depuis quelques années je suis atteint d'une insuffisance rénale chronique et n'ayant pas eu l'occasion de travailler, je souhaite aujourd'hui persévérer à fond.
Ce Que l'Auto-Hypnose Peut Faire Pour Vous et Vos Affaires
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Sheldon Kobina Ambaah
I see excellence as a hall mark for all pursuits. I define excellence as doing better today than yesterday, not necessarily doing better than others. Change and positive change are the major components of excellence.
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A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she's not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family--a husband and four children.
Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors. I've contracted and successfully published a couple authors - whose information can be found on my website - who can tell you ... read more
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Rogena Mitchell-Jones lives in the U.S. and loves spending time on the beach or at home with her cats. Editing full time for independent authors internationally has been a dream. Working with the likes of authors included in this anthology has been a pleasure and an honor.
Rogena Mitchell-Jones Manuscript Service offers concise literary editing including technical, substantive, and mechanical editing. Rogena, a Copy Editor and Literary Agent, offers expertise line-by-line manuscript analysis while focusing on both Rules-Based and Analysis-Based editing. Issues corrected include spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors, inconsistencies within the story, awkwardness, logic flaws, and sentences that may be conf ... read more
Totally Amazing Spider Tales
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Internationally best-selling author SABRINA MESKO Ph.D.H. has gained a worldwide audience with her bestseller "Healing Mudras-Yoga for your Hands" by Random House. Her book reached number five on the Los Angeles Times Health Books Bestseller list and is translated into 14 languages. Sabrina authored more than 20 books on Mudras, Meditation, Yoga and Healing and directed and produced her latest double DVD titled Chakra Mudras-a Visionary awards finalist.
Sabrina studied with Master Guru Maya, healing breath techniques with Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and completed a four-year study of Paramahansa Yogananda's Kriya Yoga technique. She graduated from Yoga College of India and became a certified yoga therapist. An ... read more
Yoga Mind: 45 Meditations for Inner Peace, Prosperity and Protection
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L.A. native Jeri Westerson has been a journalist, a theology teacher, and graphic artist, among other things. As a novelist, she combined the medieval with the hard-boiled and came up with her own brand of medieval mystery she calls Medieval Noir. Her brooding protagonist, Crispin Guest, is a disgraced knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. Her sixth book, SHADOW OF THE ALCHEMIST, was named the Best of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. Her latest, CUP OF BLOOD has already garnered critical acclaim. Jeri’s Crispin Guest books have been nominated for a variety of industry awards, from the Agatha to the Shamus. She is president of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of ... read more
Roses in the Tempest; A Tale of Tudor England
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Charles Brett is a consultant and technology analyst. Born in Belfast and educated in England he has a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He is married to a Spaniard and spent five years in Tel Aviv. He has also lived in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and California, besides many years in the UK. He has written several other books, primarily technology-related, as well as speaking at conferences around the world and contributing to a variety of newspapers, journals and magazines.
The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis