Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at DerrickCranpole
Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea.
Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Back in the early sixties Cranpole found himself on the deck of a lobster boat. Despite many ups and downs he stayed at the fishing and he loved every day of it.
Now he brings together a collection of his own poems recording his observations of life in a fishing community on the south coast of Ireland. Many of his poems have appeared in The Marine Times, Fishing News, Irish Skipper, Inshore Ireland and some have even been aired on radio.
A Woeful Tale
Follow me on Twitter at TheAccountingDr
I have been an accounting professor since 2002, as well as a state auditor and an accountant. I have taught financial, managerial, cost accounting and tax. I have created 100s of accounting education videos available at www.TheAccountingDr.com with accompanying Lecture Notes.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas please feel free to get in touch with me at info@TheAccountingDr.com. I always enjoy hearing from students, colleagues, bookkeepers, and future accountants and I would love to get your feedback. In addition, if there are topics you would like to see in an eBook I would love to try and accommodate those requests as well.
What is Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping
Follow me on Twitter at Glenn_Dixon
Glenn Dixon has travelled through more than sixty-five countries, publishing travel articles and cultural pieces in major publications such as National Geographic Magazine and the New York Post. He is the author of three books.
In the Teeth of the Gods is his first novel. It is a work of historical fantasy describing the apocalypse of the Mayan civilization. Some have likened his works of imaginative fiction – a character name for each chapter - to George R.R. Martin and the Game of Thrones.
His works of non-fiction include Pilgrim in the Palace of Words: a journey through the 6000 languages of Earth and, coming in April 2013, Tripping the World Fantastic: a journey through the music of our planet. ... read more
Scottish Gaelic: voices of my Celtic ghosts
Follow me on Twitter at TheParentVortex
Michelle Carchrae is often asking those important life questions: "who moved the scissors?", "how would you do that differently next time?" and "are you finished with the glitter glue?" Homeschooling two girls, ages 6 and 3, is her full time job. The rest of the time Michelle can be found blogging at The Parent Vortex, hiking in the forest or knitting and reading simultaneously. Her first ebook, The Parenting Primer: A guide to positive parenting in the first six years, will be published in early December.
The Parenting Primer: A guide to positive parenting in the first six years
Follow me on Twitter at sastamm
Stephanie Stamm is the author of the Light-Bringer Series of NA/YA urban fantasy novels. She lives in Southwest Michigan, where she works as a technical writer, practices yoga and tai chi, and watches too much Doctor Who. You can visit her on her website at www.stephanieastamm.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stephaniestammauthor.
A Gift of Shadows
Follow me on Twitter at Hoang-Oanh
My given name is Dao thi Hoang-Oanh, meaning a rare yellow (Hoang), singing bird (Oanh). And I do love to sing, reading and telling stories to anyone who would listen. I tell the most exciting stories, fiction or non-fiction, to my family, friends, and students. But most people know me as Cindy Dao.
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in San Jose, California. I was mesmerized about becoming a teacher when both of my parents took me to work where they were teaching. At the tender age of four, I was determined to become a teacher. I am a preschool teacher today. During circle time, I love to read and tell stories to my students. It’s very exciting and rewarding to see their face expressions after ... read more
A Touch of Jasmine: The White Bus
Follow me on Twitter at ethosdel
Jon and Jim co-wrote How To Survive Love. (Jon is the one who looks like an updated Captain Jack) Jon's goal is to liberate humanity through e-business. Jim's goal is to live under a rock.
Follow me on Twitter at danibabysassy
I'm Danyelle Renae Briggs otherwise known under my pen name of Emmiee Michelle Dessan. I am a Sophomore in high school. I love teenage fiction, paranormal, and paranormal romance stories and novels. Saying that i am a paranormal romance and teen drama author. So please read my 1st book; Destined: A November Novel and My 2nd book; Journey to the 7th Dimension leave comments!!!!!!!!!!!
Journey to the 7th Dimension
Follow me on Twitter at JimHipps
Jim Hipps is a product of the Deep South. Born in Helena, Arkansas, he lived in five different Southern states as a child, and most of his early education was in the public school system in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Memphis State University and the University of Tennessee, before joining the Army during the Vietnam War.
While serving in the military, he was a reporter for, and editor of, two Army newspapers, and a correspondent for the “Stars & Stripes – Pacific.” After his tour of duty, he began a successful 40-year career in both print and broadcast journalism.
By the time he retired in 2006, he had been the owner and publisher of: “PMT: Pulmonary Medicine & Technology,” a national medical t ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Ian Cooke Tapia
Ian Cooke Tapia
Ian Cooke Tapia a Panamanian born artist. Skilled in illustration, animation, painting and photography, he brings an extremely visual background, and varied, to his stories.
He concentrates on short stories and poetry, and he tends to write about anything that comes to mind. His stories are of characters and tales, and not bound by the concepts of genre. But if they were, you would know. He feels more comfortable writing about impossible things, greater-than-life events happening to the everyday person.
His early influences were named Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Hitchens, and Neil Gaiman. He now reads whatever he can find, whenever he can find it.
When not writing, he can be found with a penc ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at bknight47
Most people start writing at a young age, and mature into seasoned writers. I waited until retirement, and began writing the stories that had been brewing in my head for over 30 years. As a native New Englander, my novels primarily take place in the eastern U.S. where I worked as a private investigator for a number of years. I have also served on the boards of directors for Citizens in Community Service, and Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Fulton County N.Y., where I also served as a police chaplain in the cities of Johnstown and Gloversville. I now reside in Alexandria, VA. My first novel Cob: Search For A Serial Killer was published in July. I have recently begun work on my second novel KOLOTL, about ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at FTWriterMom
Sarah Cotchaleovitch is a freelance writer, editor, and mother of two young sons in Northeast Florida. She was a founding member and is on the editorial staff of the University of North Florida's online literary journal, Fiction Fix.
Follow me on Twitter at KMalligan
To date I am the founder of Triumphant Ministries Toowoomba and minister as a Prophetic Teacher as a Writer and as an Author to equip train and teach, proclaiming knowledge and revelation for restoration repentance and reconciliation.
I have an anointed call to release the hearts of women with same sex attraction and an anointed call that they and other women may know that the Kingdom has come among women to position them as Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Pastors and Leaders for His Kingdom's redemptive plans and purposes. With various books that come with prayer strategies it is my heart to see others overcome and for them to live a Kingdom lifestyle.
False Signs and Wonders With Prayer Strategy
Follow me on Twitter at holmesjokes
Mike Holmes is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor who now resides in Los Angeles. Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Mike started writing and performing stand-up while attending the University of Iowa. He moved to Chicago in 2003 where he was a founding cast member of the show Chicago Underground Comedy and the comedy website blerds.com. In 2007, New City Magazine named him one of Chicago's Top Ten Comedians, saying: "Holmes mixes equal parts observation and frustrated cynicism, and it's funny every time."
He has lived in Los Angeles since 2007 where he performs regularly and works as the care-taker to a celebrity chameleon.
Follow me on Twitter at MaryannWeston
M R Weston
M.R. Weston (Maryann Weston) is a professional writer, training initially as a journalist and editor. She grew up on a farm in Australia and learnt early that the best adventures in life are the ones you seek out and follow.
She has made it her mission to follow her dreams, including writing novels, and has combined her love of adventure and new horizons with a vivid imagination and ability to tell a good story.
Maryann has a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and is also a qualified teacher and counsellor, with a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma of Community Services.
She currently works as a journalist, editor and public relations professional and is a mum to three boys. She lives with her fa ... read more
Belonging Places: Every woman's story on life, learning and love (Volume 1)
Follow me on Twitter at Theewriter
I'm just a girl who wants to get her voice out there, either through poetry or novels or blogs, anything at all. All I want to achieve in my life is to have my opinions, ideas, thoughts and viewpoints heard. I don't claim to be the next best seller, nor am I William Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde, but what I do write comes from the heart.
Follow me on Twitter at ClarissaCuellar
Nací el 14 de julio de 1994 en Veracruz, México, tras pasar mis estudios de primaria y secundaria en el mismo colegio, probé suerte yéndome a Jalapa, Veracruz.
Comencé a escribir a la edad de los 9 años unos mini-cuentos de terror, participe dos veces en concursos de Oratoria donde obtuve satisfactoriamente el segundo lugar, a los 15 años comencé a escribir mi primera novela larga, de ciencia ficción titulada Cenit: el Libro de los Dioses, que había rondando en mi cabeza desde los 11 años.
Siempre he tenido una imaginación muy grande, con cualquier cosa estoy haciendo una novela, aunque solo sea un pensamiento, una canción. Me gusta sobre todo la Ciencia Ficción y el romanticismo, son los géner ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at markhelyar
Hello and thanks for visiting!
So, a little bit about me...
I enjoy a busy life. Depending on the day of the week or the contents of my in-tray, I'm a writer, theatre director, musician, all three, or none. This used to bother me. Now I just wake up and get on with whatever the day brings.
Over the last eight years I've flown back and forth (from the UK) to India researching and writing Rising from the Dust, musical-directed and composed the music for two pantos at The Theatre Royal, Winchester, written several feature articles and been employed as an arts project manager, facilitator and trainer in the public, corporate and voluntary sectors.
Until the end of 2004, I was Artistic Director of proteus, one o ... read more
Rising from the Dust ~ India's Hidden Voices
Follow me on Twitter at maxfrick1
Max Frick was born in Scotland where he spent more than half of his life thus far in a new town not dissimilar to the one depicted in his novel Debaser. At the age of twenty-five, seeking something a little more fulfilling than the drudgery and routine that his hometown had to offer, he upped sticks and moved to Prague in the Czech Republic, where he imagined artists and bohemians drank freely and deeply from the cup of life. There he would write! There he would shine! There he would make his name! There, alas, he lives to this day in a life of drudgery and routine not dissimilar to the one depicted at the beginning of this bio.
Follow me on Twitter at MikeScantlebury
Born at four o'clock in the morning, and I don't remember much about that. But after I started talking I was told I was living in Bristol, UK, in the South West of England, and close to Cornwall, where most of my ancestors come from. After some exploring to the east coast, (and writing my first novel), I moved on up to Manchester, where the wool comes from, and started making manuscripts, some on paper and some in book form. Many of them grew up and left home, which is where Smashwords comes in.
Follow me on Twitter at amberbluefilms
Christian is an ambitions 15-year-old videographer, photographer, artist, entrepreneur and first-time writer. He founded, Amber Blue Films this year, to launch his creative talents and mastery of video special effects, Cinema 4D and animation. As a student and aspiring artist, he has received 3 prestigious, Gold Keys from the Scholastic Art program in photography and has exhibited his work around the country. He plants to attend USC film school in 2015.
“Hi my name as you know is Christian and I am an A student at Punahou in the 10th grade here in Hawaii. I love both academics and creative media especially film. Making movies and directing is my passion and goal in life. I hear many people complaining about t ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at VangileMakwakwa
Vangile Makwakwa speaker and writer with expertise in financial/ money coaching. In the past 4 years she has focused on researching and understanding the link between emotions and financial behavior. She has recently published her book: Heart, Mind & Money: Using Emotional Intelligence with Money, which explores 25 different emotions, their evolutionary importance and their impact on behavior and financial behavior in particular.
Vangile’s career began in the mining and energy industry as an analyst. She then pursued her MBA degree at the Simmons School of Management in Boston, MA.
She has lived and worked on 3 different continents and has even has the honor of coaching a Catholic Bishop on the link between ... read more
EFT for Writers Block & Procrastination
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Francois de Brantes
As Executive Director of HCI3, Mr. de Brantes is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy of the organization. This includes supervising the implementations of Bridges To Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment pilots, leading the development of new programs, and designing incentive efforts for employers, health plans and provider organizations.
Previously, Mr. de Brantes was the Program Leader for various healthcare initiatives at GE Corporate Health Care Programs, responsible for developing the conceptual framework and the implementation of GE's Active Consumer strategy.
Mr. de Brantes attended the University of Paris IX - Dauphine where he earned a MS in Economics and Finance. After completing his ... read more
The Incentive Cure
Follow me on Twitter at Pamela Kelt
After a couple of degrees in Spanish, I became a technical translator, until I discovered that English was easier, and did copywriting for anyone who would pay. On a stint in Australia, I landed a job as a subeditor and returned to journalism, relishing the chance to come up with funny headlines in a variety of provincial papers. Ah. Once a pun a time.
As my academic husband became a chemistry professor in something even I can’t spell, I moved into the more sensible world of educational magazines and online publishing – for a while, at least. Our daughter arrived and reintroduced me to the delights of fiction, which I'd sort of forgotten about.
So, one fine day, while walking the dogs at a local beauty ... read more
A Walk in the Park
Follow me on Twitter at parisriv
My books are intended for singles, couples, lesbians, and those who are bi-curious - in fact, pretty much anyone who likes to read about one sexy woman seducing another. I emphasize good quality writing, and building up the sexual tension. Enjoy!
Follow me on Twitter at luck_predictor
The Luck Predictor Handbook is a simple but very revealing technique to see where your luck is heading (or trending).
It's not horoscope or mumbo jumbo, it is personal to you and nobody else.
Luck Predictor Handbook
Follow me on Twitter at gb_gordon
G.B.Gordon worked as a packer, landscaper, waiter, and coach before going back to school to major in linguistics and, at 35, switch to less backbreaking monetary pursuits like translating, editing, and writing.
Having lived in various parts of the world, Gordon is now happily ensconced in suburban Ontario with the best of all husbands. Santuario is G.B. Gordon’s first published work, but many more stories are just waiting to hit the keyboard.
Follow me on Twitter at quiestinliteris
MR Graham is a native Texan who traces strong cultural roots back to Scotland, Poland, and England. A mild-mannered Latin teacher during the day, Graham transforms at night into a raging Holmesian loremaster and rabid novelist.
Though passionate about all scholarship and academia, Graham's training and true love lies with anthropology, particularly the archaeological branch.
Also, steampunk and vampires.
Follow me on Twitter at ARTAlleyne
Marcus Alleyne is an artist from Chicago, Illinois. He enjoys bicycling, swimming, and reading bedtime stories to his children. After receiving his Associate's Degree in graphic design from the American Academy of Art, Chicago he decided to change direction and pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art Painting. In 2004 he graduated from the academy and began his journey as an artist. In addition to fine art, he has also illustrated children's books (the World is Yours! written by Benjamin Johnson), written many poems, and produced music for many of his artistic endeavors. There is always a work in progress so check back often, as each addition to his catalogue takes you on another adventure. Enjoy them all!!! ... read more
Revelations an Illustrated Journey
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A. D. Barncord
A poetic person who bugged her parents when she was a toddler to teach her to read, so she could read poetry on her own, when Mom was busy. Who grew up on Tom Swift, Nancy Drew, and Hardy Boys stories. Who devoured every Three Investigators book she found. Who watched every episode of Star Trek TOS with her dad at least three times. Who was mesmerized by Star Wars, terrified by The Forbidden Planet, and revered the original Battlestar Galactica series. Who got so into The Chronicles of Narnia, her chest was aching at the end of one chapter because she had been holding her breath. Who read the Lord of the Rings so long at one sitting that her eyes were burning and bloodshot. Who enjoyed reading The Simillarian, ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at DeviantInvestor
I am a retired accountant and business manager who has 30 years of experience studying markets, investing, and trading futures and stocks. I have made and lost money during my investing career, and those successes and losses have taught me about timing markets, risk management, government created inflation, and market crashes. I currently invest for the long term, and I swing trade (in a trade from one to four weeks) stocks and ETFs using both fundamental and technical analysis. I offer opinions and commentary, but not investment advice.
Years ago I did graduate work in physics (all but dissertation) so I strongly believe in analysis, objective facts, and rational decisions based on hard data. I currently live ... read more
Survival Investing with Gold & Silver
Follow me on Twitter at KPA_Author
K. P. Alexander
Seems the only time I get writer’s block is when I’m trying to write about myself. I’ll flesh this section out eventually, but, to quote the words of Neil Gaiman, "I’m just making things up and writing them down."
You know what? Now I feel a little bad.
You see, I have a confession. I’ve never actually read anything by Neil Gaiman. Of course, I know of him, but I inexplicably never got around to reading any of his books. However, judging from the YouTube videos I’ve seen, he looks like a nice fella’. In truth, the only reason I know that quote is because I saw it on his Twitter profile after I Googled him.
Sorry, Neil. If it’s any consolation at all, Stardust is one of my all-time favourite m ... read more
Artifice: Episode Three
Follow me on Twitter at jaydawes2
I write my books with a lot of help from my sister Jaye. We are both 'silver surfers' which proves you are never too old to have fun! We will have more books for Smashwords soon.
Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LyneAubry
I'm really excited to have published my first work and look forward to the constructive criticisms that I will need to improve my writing. Writing is a love of mine that I pursue passionately as a way to help balance a busy career and a large family. If it wasn't for writing I'm not sure how I would deal with the stress of life!!
Dream big or don't get out of bed!
Follow me on Twitter at freyaaesir
Carla Maryed Camitan
I graduated from the University of Perpetual Help GMA. I took up BS Information Technology.
I was the Chief artist of Vox Populi, the official student publication of our university.
I was in charge of the designs, sketches and drawings but sometimes I wrote an article.
I love to watch Anime, read manga and Novel books.
I started to write my own stories back when I was in High school.
I first started to draw manga but it took me months to finish a chapter so I decided to convert my comics into novels. It is much faster that way.
Now I am posting my works to share my talent and inspire other readers and writers and most of all, to improve my self as an author as well.
Follow me on Twitter at @Kasparov63
Né en 1963, Garry Kasparov est l’un des plus célèbres champions du monde d’échecs.
Résolument opposé au gouvernement russe actuel, il publie régulièrement des textes contre Vladimir Poutine. Il est aussi le leader de The Other Russia, une coalition politique qui organise des mouvements de protestation pour la liberté d’expression et la démocratie à travers son pays.
Pour avoir manifesté et s’être défendu contre le policier qui le menaçait lors d’un rassemblement de soutien aux Pussy Riot, dont trois des jeunes femmes ont été condamnées à deux ans de camp pour avoir chanté une « prière punk » contre Poutine dans une cathédrale, aujourd’hui, il est menacé de cinq ans d’empri ... read more
Poutine échec et mat !
Follow me on Twitter at johnspencercarnell
John started writing comic books for Marvel comics in 1989 and is the co-creator of The Sleeze Brothers. He has written for film and television since. Thugs Like us is his first novel.
Follow me on Twitter at erinpyne
Author of The Secret Garden of Zombies, The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom, A Curiouser and Curiouser Series, and the Red Angel comic series. Erin trained dolphins for twelve years at Discovery Cove and is now a themepark freelance creative writer and consultant. Projects include Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Sea World Attractions.
The Secret Garden of Zombies
Follow me on Twitter at caseyjp11
Having discovered the joys/pain/insanity of writing fiction in early elementary school, the author proceeded to move on to a technical career following military service, all the while dabbling in his limited free time with the itch that could never be completely scratched.
Twenty years later, it was do it or don't...
...so in a 'throw the hat over the fence' move, he left the IT field, grabbed the wheel of a taxi to take care of the necessities and started pounding the keyboard.
After the Burning: Princess
Follow me on Twitter at tjcrazy2012
Tj Ganzer is a naughty girl who loves to read and write about sexy topics. She knows they are not for everyone, but that doesn’t stop her from writing about them. She has wanted to be a published author for as long as anyone can remember.
Tj writes a blog full of her naughty adventures. When she isn’t reading, writing, or enacting sexy things, TJ enjoys counted cross-stitch, cooking, photography, camping, nail art, and hanging with friends.