Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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I daydream all the time, "what if" way too much, and am a lip-biting romantic. And I don't want to be cured of any of those. Ever.
I did the struggling actress in nyc thing, the SoHo art gallery girl thing, the special events planner thing, the admin assistant thing, the hostess in the fancy NY restaurant thing, among plenty others...but I didn't stop writing...I dabbled in freelance writing, and then years ago one of my children's stories got traditionally published (under my maiden name-- shhh!) and then another, but now it's time for my adult fiction to be out there, at long last.
dream. dare. imagine. write.
Blood & Rust
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Michelle N. Files
Michelle N. Files was born and raised in wild, wonderful West Virginia. While her first passion is accounting, not long into adulthood, Michelle rediscovered her love of books and with it the joy and fulfillment of writing her own stories. After the sudden loss of her husband in 2013, she found healing and restoration in chronicling her own personal journey through grief and with it the calling to pen self-help and motivational nonfiction. She spends her time combining her love of numbers and words by teaching accounting at local colleges and through her writing of both fictional and real life stories of life, love, and friendship, or as she puts it weaving tales of always and forever.
When she's not teaching ... read more
How I Learned to Shine Again:My Story of Loss, Grief, Healing, and Restoration
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Mark McKay did a number of things before becoming a novelist – van driver, wine salesman, psychiatric orderly, Santa Claus at a major department store… He also spent many years working in the IT industry. After studying creative writing with the University of East Anglia in the UK, he wrote his first novel. Once bitten by the writing bug (for which there’s no cure), more novels followed.
When he isn’t writing, Mark is either reading, struggling to master the guitar, learning aikido (useful research), trying to find time to get out more, and looking for new and unusual experiences that might one day find their way into a book. His goal as a writer is to produce another 50 novels by the age of 100. Hi ... read more
The Imperfect Assassin (The Severance Series, book 4)
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Rachel Black lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. At the age of 40, she suffered the opposite of a mid-life crisis and decided to do things properly for once and for all. Blogging and writing all the way, Rachel tackled the wine first. An increasingly 'normal' habit of drinking wine most nights had taken a firm grip. Her first book 'Sober is the New Black' details this acknowledgment, the desire to control her drinking, and finally, acceptance that she cannot moderate her intake of wine and she embarks on a journey of self discovery as she stops drinking for good.
One year later her diet demons take centre stage. Having previously been held in check to allow copious amounts of calorific wine, ... read more
The Secret to Being Fashionably Sober and Fabulous
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W.J. Costello is the author of the Rip Lane novels. His career included stints as an internationally syndicated columnist and a nationally syndicated political cartoonist and a local radio personality. He lives in Maryland.
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Equal Part 1: The Confrontation
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Anthony Pell has taught thousands of guitar lessons and hundred's of guitar and bass guitar students in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. As a guitar teacher he uses his diverse musical experience and degree in Arts/Music to tailor individual lessons for students of all ages and levels from beginners to more advanced guitarists.
Many of Anthony's students are beginners needing help in learning the basics of playing the guitar including chords, strumming, notes and music theory. His extensive experience in teaching beginners has led him to develop materials and tips that he teaches students daily. To help even more beginner guitar students Anthony decided to write a book outlining these materials and tips i ... read more
Learning To Play The Guitar - Intermediate Rhythm Guitar
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Katie Lu is a native Chinese who dreams in English. She runs PITT Services, a Shanghai-based language translation and training business. Since 2001, she and her team have taught hundreds of struggling and genius students alike from diverse cultures. Katie is married to a British guy, and living in a fish and chips-meets-spicy tofu world.
China Simplified: Language Gymnastics
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Stewart Lee Beck
Stewart Lee Beck has conducted business in China since the early 1990s, with diverse experiences ranging from product marketing and financial services to TV acting. He founded Grassroots Productions in 2008, specializing in documentary and corporate video production. Stewart refers to his Malaysian-Chinese wife as “the crazy woman who keeps me sane.”
China Simplified: History's Greatest Hits
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Monica’s love of things Regency started when she first read Pride and Prejudice at thirteen. Immediately afterwards, she went through a reading binge of Jane Austen’s novels then discovered Georgette Heyer as well. All good things must come to an end, however, and, as a literature professor, her early interest in Jane Austen was taken over by other writers, though she took to reading Regency romances as her guilty pleasure whenever she got a chance.
Then, in 2005, three things happened. Monica moved to England from the USA, saw the new Pride and Prejudice film adaptation with Matthew Macfadyen, and decided it was time she began to write. Not surprisingly, she turned to the Regency period for inspiration. He ... read more
Mr. Darcy's Pride and Joy (The Darcy Novels #3)
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I am a slightly bored, grumpy old man trying to bring a smile to others. My silly writing and my even stranger blog - http://www.ajmcrawford.com aims to lighten the load in a mixed up world. I'm living on the Gold Coast in Australia, while watching the rest of this mixed up world with a bemused giggle.
My Silly Writing ~ Short Stories
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Katie Fernau lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles, studying Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University. When she's procrastinating, you can find her poking around a used bookstore, attending a podcast recording, or standing in line outside UCB.
Samantha Higgins' Pointe (of) View
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Hailing from Washington, DC, Elene Sallinger first caught the writing bug in 2004 after writing and illustrating several stories for her then four-year-old daughter. Her writing career has encompassed two award-winning children's stories, a stint as a consumer-education advocate, as well as writing the Chrysalis Series, and the stand alone novel, Doing DC. Her debut novel, Awakening, won the New Writing Competition at the Festival of Romance 2011.
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J.A. Mars is a rabid reader who began writing when she found that the stories she wanted to read weren’t in the market place. Since being written by the writing bug, she has published four novels and several short stores under her pen names, Elene Sallinger and J.A. Mars.
Ms. Mars has had a varied career spanning both writing and the business worlds. She holds a Masters of Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.
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Jenn Marie currently lives in sunny California with her wonderful husband. When she's not writing Young Adult Fiction, she can be found reading, plotting or spending time with her crazy, lovable family. Current obsessions include the movie, Frozen, the New Girl series, Arcade Fire's latest album, and avocados. Seriously, she can't get enough of it! Writing, for her, is a passion that refuses to be under prioritized. No matter what's going on in her life, whether good or bad, writing is always there to lift her spirits.
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Christy Carlyle writes sensual, and sometimes downright steamy, historical romance, usually set in the Victorian era or Regency period. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines that are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there is nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with her die-hard belief in happy endings.
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I am Chad Taylor, a writer and Producer. I published my first book Evil WithIn in 2009, and filmed my first Independent film in 2012. I am attending Full Sail University for my BA in Creative writing. I write Suspense/Horror/Thriller stories and scripts.
I love writing and like to bring people new things to look forward to. I work full time and do my writing day and night. My family backs me on my adventures.
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R.C. Matthews was raised in the Metro-Detroit area by deaf parents along with four siblings. She graduated from a liberal arts college with a B.A. in Accounting and German and continues to work as a certified public accountant. She enjoys traveling with her loving husband and children, reading, down-hill skiing, and playing board games. Talisman and LIFE are high on the list of favorites at her home.
A Night To Remember
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T. E. Cochrane is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When he’s not writing and drawing, he’s an engineer by education and a web designer by occupation. He can be found around the internets as a political junkie and casual artist.
For more content from The Ruferus Saga, check out http://gussiejives.deviantart.com.
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Studied under the University or Wolverhampton in Creative and Professional Writing and Film Studies. Currently just working around and trying to squeeze in some writing. I write reviews mainly for films on Flickster. I also have a blog page on Facebook, where i also do film reviews and restaurant and places that I have been.
Loving a Cherry blossom
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Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Jake Biondi fell in love with "The Windy City" at an early age. He left the Chicago area for four years to attend the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated with degrees in English and Business. He was awarded the university’s prestigious William Mitchell Award for Playwriting. Upon graduating from Notre Dame, Biondi returned to Chicago where he attended and graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has been living in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years.
While studying literature, Biondi became a huge fan of Charles Dickens whose novels were originally released in installments, each ending in a cliffhanger to keep reader ... read more
Boystown Season Seven
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Ellen Gullo is a native New Yorker. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and children in a farmhouse (circa 1750) that they restored. Other family members include two horses and two dogs. When she's not researching or writing, she is on the hunt for antiques - after weekend brunch with her husband.
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A South African-born British expat, living in Italy. Lorna loves her rescue cat, Ulisse, as well as thunderstorms, jumping into ice-cold lakes, snowflakes, her tiny balcony garden, a good G&T, and anything with bubbles.
When she's not writing, she's teaching Art History and English to Middle School students in central Milan, right across the road from Da Vinci's Last Supper.
She will read almost anything and her favourite authors are varied: Tom Robbins, Charles Dickens, PG Wodehouse, Jeffrey Eugenides, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Fowles, Virginia Woolf, Martin Amis, Muriel Barbery, Tolkien, Enid Blyton. She welcomes honest reviews - please consider leaving one after you've finished reading FINDING DAYLIGHT! ... read more
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L.M.Mountford was born and raised in England, first in the town of Bridgewater, Somerset, before later moving to the city of Gloucester. A fully qualified and experienced Skier and Scuba Diver, he has traveled across Europe and Africa diving wrecks and seeing the wonders of our planet. His favourite book is Game of Thrones by George Martin.
Having always loved to write, he published his first piece of work when he was just 14, a DragonBall Z fan fiction on the website Fanfiction.Net, and has continued to publish works ever since. Now with more than thirty pieces published across the internet and a fan base spanning the globe, he is moving into the realm of Self-Publishing.
To read his freely distributed colle ... read more
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I am a Chicago native whose love for writing and story-telling began even before I entered school. Growing up on Dickens Street and roaming streets with names like Shakespeare provided inspirations that inspire my stories even today.
Although my occupation is technical in nature, my passion has always been fiction and poetry. I have several novels in the works, am putting the finishing touches on a shorty story collection, and have written numerous non-fiction feature articles over the years.
In April of 1999, I decided to inspire other authors and aspiring writers by launching my Writerspark, creative writing group at Yahoo Groups.
Your Fourth 1,000 Days in Writerspark
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Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Kitchener, Ontario with her four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.
In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories...along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encou ... read more
The Maura DeLuca Trilogy
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Jessica Grace Coleman
Jessica Grace Coleman was born in Stafford, England and raised in the nearby village of Little Haywood, a quaint English location that would later be remodelled into Beth Powers’ home village in the Little Forest nov-els.
She studied Film Studies and American Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, and attended the Uni-versity of Colorado at Boulder for a year as part of her course. A big fan of travelling, she has road tripped around North America and backpacked across China, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jessica has so far self-published five books in the Little Forest series: The Former World, Memento Mori, The Exalted, Carnival Masquerade and The Gloaming. She has also released h ... read more
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R. Melvin "Coach Melvin" McKenzie, has helped stressed-out students and corporate workers for years at his martial arts school, Heaven’s Palm Boxing Association. He enjoys an active, positive life by applying Dynamic Apllication of Internal Awareness(DAIA) daily. He has conducted copious research in order to come up with powerful and effective stress-destroying strategies. DAIA is explained in 10 steps mentioned in the publication, The Book on Amazing, Internal STRESS Release. Moreover, With this alone, people are assured that the book can provide them the most efficient and effective ways to terminate the negative energy of stress.
Secrets Revealed: Protect Yourself From a Hostile Dog Attack
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Amanda Uechi Ronan
I write stories. I ride horses. New short stories and novels are released monthly on Amazon under the author name "Amanda Uechi Ronan." Follow me on Instagram @horsenista.
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Mark Phillips was born in Southfield, Michigan. He fell in love with the written word at an early age, devouring the Hardy Boys mysteries. After graduating to adult books, Mark's influences were: Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut and Elmore Leonard.
Mark is the author of Beneath the Mask of Sanity and the sequel Beyond the Mask.
He lives in Livonia, Michigan with his wife and their three children.
The Space Between
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Laura M. Lunden
Laura M. Crawford is a freelance writer living in the north woods of Minnesota with the love of her life. She also writes romance under the pen name of Laura M. Lunden. Laura loves to read, write, cook, go fishing, travel and spend time with her family.
You can always bribe her with chocolate and/or a nice cold beer. You may reach her at email@example.com, or on her Facebook page.
Princess Emma and The Butterfly Tree
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Alexi Remington is a big fan of kink and loves to write and share her personal fantasies. She enjoys imagining interesting and unusual ways for couples to come together and explore their sexuality.
She lives in the UK with her cat and fiancé.
If you would like to contact Alexi feel free to email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bimbo Spell (Paranormal Mind Control)
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I have a passion for sci-fi and fantasy. I love playing The Sims and RPGs. Curling up with a book and a cup of tea is an ideal night for me. When not off creating my own worlds, I can often be found exploring the worlds of Middle Earth, Westeros, and Tamriel.
Who I Am
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Ms. Sinclair gives credit to the development of her imagination and passion for writing to multiple childhood destinations lacking indoor plumbing. It may sound odd, yet when your journey to adulthood consists of numerous backpacking, camping, and hiking trips to the most out-of-the-way and breathtakingly beautiful places in North America, the creation of games, worlds, and characters are the results. She would never trade the childhood her parents gave her, and she thanks them for raising her to have her own thoughts, dreams, and bountiful imagination. Oh and she wishes to thank them for teaching her that one should never leave their jeans on the floor of an everglades campground shower--lest they do the dance ... read more
Forbidden: An Alex Conner Chronicles Novella
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Cheryl L. Hyde
I love to read and write. I published my first indie book (Fitness Instructor Training Guide) in 1997, combining two of my passions—fitness and writing—not a fiction book, but rather a collegiate textbook. I loved the freedom and control of publishing my own book. I connected personally with each of my customers and made some money while having fun. After a publisher convinced me to let them do the publishing, marketing, advertising, etc. I discovered I missed the control and overall satisfaction I had enjoyed with publishing the book myself.
I just released Paradise Twice and am currently working on my latest romance novel—Morgan'sTomorrow—and hope to have it ready for release this summer. I published ... read more
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My roots in the U.S. can be traced back to the 1700's. Property owners, farmers, business people: immigrants making their starts from scratch. French roots on my mothers side. Spanish roots on my fathers' side. Being from the south of Alabama few people are purely from European decent. But a lot of us come from French and Spanish Nobility and some African Slaves. Some claim to come from French Royalty immigrating after the Louisiana Purchase and African Slaves.Spanish Creole, French Creole, African American,Indian, Cajun, Redneck, White, Black and everyone else. We all love fresh Gulf Seafood.I Love this country "The Melting Pot." Education History: Career Webschool for Alabama Real Estate AIDT for Flux Core We ... read more
Inshore Fishing Good Fun and Good Fishing
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As you may know I have posted currently 6 E books some of which are still free, others are charged for to off set the costs incurred. These books get repeated 5* reviews for the tale being told, but they also attract some minor comments on the editing and I would like you to understand why.
I am severely dyslexic, by that I mean I have major problems with some specific spellings, for instance off & of. I also have problems with (‘) these evil things. Though clearly this does not detract from the tale being told it is slightly annoying to some readers, for which I apologise. I also cannot type these days so have to use an auto typer, which i ... read more
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To my enormous benefit I was not taught to hate based on skin color. Instead Lottie my family’s black maid taught me love and acceptance with warm, loving humor and unending patience- Apron Strings is based on our relationship.
Segregated schools, water fountains, along with "whites only" restaurants and movie theaters were the norm when I was growing up. I remember the hurled epithets and smashed windows of a society boiling in hatred.
As one of six, with four of my own I have sufficient material about family chaos. Adding to that at the age of forty-something, with a daughter in high school and a four-year-old girl still at home, I decided to get a college degree. I earned, and I do mean earned, a B.A. ... read more
Done Growed Up
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Olivia Noble is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two beautiful children-- and a new baby on the way! The husband recently thought it was a good idea to read Olivia's books, and he blames their "extremely inappropriate" content for their little accident. (She happily takes responsibility.)
Raising two rambunctious rug rats makes it nearly impossible to escape long enough to finish writing an entire book, but Olivia does her best to find "Mommy time." She likes to keep her books romantic, steamy, and filled with fun characters that get into all kinds of trouble-- the kind of trouble she wishes she could get into.
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Club Luxe 6: Forever
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J. Zachary Pike
Zachary Pike was once a basement-dwelling fantasy gamer, but over time he metamorphosed into a basement-dwelling fantasy writer. A New Englander by birth and by temperament, he writes strangely funny fiction on the seacoast of New Hampshire. He has written and directed several award-winning animated shorts, including Zelig Award winner "The Toll" and "Endurance Challenge: Mordred's Isle" starring Billy West.
The Ebook Machine
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Kim Saeed is a recognized relationship expert specializing in narcissism, toxic love, and holistic recovery. In 2013, she founded Let Me Reach, an education company that teaches people to go No Contact and flourish after toxic relationships. She is the author of the bestseller, How to Do No Contact Like a Boss!, which takes the reader from the initial planning stages, exit strategies, the moment of No Contact, and ways to heal in the aftermath of narcissistic abuse.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and has a multidisciplinary background including expertise in teaching, banking, organizational development, HR training, and research. Her blog, Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed, has had over 6 million visits ... read more
How to Do No Contact Like a Boss!
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Born in Southampton in 1971, Tim has lived in South London for the last twenty years and is married to Katie with a son Felix. A first-time book writer, Tim is a full-time communications manager and has played field hockey all his life. His eyes and heart have been opened by his health struggle with cystic fibrosis which has been a huge factor in his life, but not one that defines it.
How have i cheated Death? A Short adn Merry Life with Cystic Fibrosis
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When Lee Wolf was a kid, he first discovered an interest in writing. Homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, this gave him the time to develop fiction at his own pace. He graduated from Durham Technical Community College with an associate in Arts degree, and later graduated from North Carolina State University with a Magma Cum Laude in English. At age eighteen he discovered his other passion, working with kids, when he first started working at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center. Becoming a sort of jack of all trades there, he’s helped at the community garden, cleaned and mopped the main dining hall, worked in the kitchen, renovated the back room of the crafts cabin and played with many, many k ... read more
Romance is for Other People
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I am a film academic and author based in Dublin. I love many many many things including repetition, Liverpool FC, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Northern Soul, Julie Christie, Ghost Box Records, model villages, Hap and Leonard, Bronco Bullfrog, Edwige Fenech, Iris Murdoch and the golden age of British wrestling. I am also the author of Falcon Boy: A Fairly Hopeless Hero. Volume I in the series Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird vs Dr Don't Know in a Battle for all the Life of all the Planets is available now. I am currently working on Volumes II and III.
Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird versus Dr Don't Know in a Battle for all the Life of all the Planets
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After many years trudging through the social awkwardness of high school and the whirl wind of college romances I finally landed in the Seattle area writing about the hell, horror, and don't forget hot romance of youth.
I love all things outdoors and can be found hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, or doing anything that will work up a good sweat, *winks* I love to interact with my readers and meet them at signings.
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Nathan Osas Monday is—through the help of the Holy Spirit—a prolific writer, an inspirational speaker, a teacher and a revivalist used of God for affecting the world positively. He presently serves as a minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
He is also a co-labourer at Excellent Life International Network (ELIN)—an interdenominational outreach organisation with a mandate to see revival through the Word of God and the move of the Holy Ghost in this present generation.
You Too Can Fly: Unleashing the Greatness Within
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About The Author
Daniel Joseph is a lifelong seeker of truth. His spiritual search began with a roar of awakening in college, which launched him on a twenty year study of eastern and western teachings taking him to the far corners of the Earth. Then one day he came to the island of Cyprus and met Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis more commonly known as Daskalos (teacher).
With great love and wisdom, Daskalos revealed the long-ago promised Keys to the Kingdom of the Heavens and provided training how to use them. From that point on, his search for truth changed to the research of truth. And for over two more decades Daniel has continued an ever increasing conscious engagement in this research and in sharing the great b ... read more
Swimming With The Whale - Introductory Teachings and Practices of Daskalos and the Researchers of Truth Second Edition
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Loca y caprichosa. Escribo cosas que yo siento a través de mi imaginación.
Lo mio son los fanfictions. Obviamente, los personajes no me pertenecen.
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Born in the U.K. Emmigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child. I have generally been interested in dystopian fiction, but also read a variety from Shakespeare through college texts. I'm a soldier, a nurse, son, brother, many things. I'm bothered by the gradual decline in personal freedoms and sense of self reliance and personal responsibility that I see around me. The reliance and ever increasing big government is troubling to say the least. Much of what I am writing these days focuses on this aspect of the world. I have upwards of 8 books in various degrees of completion that I hope to publish as time slowly ticks by. There's plenty of fodder out there to use as a basis for writing. I thank you for reading ... read more