Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Judith Graves has multiple young adult novels and short stories published with Leap Books, Orca Book Publishers, Compass Press, and, under the pen name, Judith Tewes, is also published with Bloomsbury Spark. In addition, Judith is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, writes freelance articles for literary magazines, and facilitates writing workshops for both adults and young adults. She lives in northern Alberta with her husband and three crazy labs.
Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors
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~MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE TO CROSS THE BRIDGE OF GROWTH TOGETHER~ Shaun Upshaw
Everyone has a journey in life. The choice of taking that journey or not is our real dilemma. After leaving behind routine and comfort of an eight-year career, Shaun decided to embark on this journey of discovering his real identity. People called him crazy, stupid, and insane to uproot from what many would consider “stability.” However, Shaun felt walking in the unknown was more appealing than living unhappy.
So far on this unknown journey Upshaw has become an author, speaker, radio personality, and most importantly a father. Shaun is a highly sought after individual due to his honest, raw, and real approach offered to ... read more
For Her Eyes Only
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The various contributors to Positive Noises are:
Jamie Havlin's glam rock tinged short film 'All Over Brazil' was invited to screen at over one hundred international festivals including Berlin 2004 and at the British Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival, also in 2004. The following year 'All Over Brazil' accompanied the re-release of 'Born To Boogie' in cinemas across Britain. His next short 'Winning Streak' was shown on BBC1 & CBBC and went on to win a Kenya Screen Silver Mboni award.
Annie Dayglo is a writer, researcher and social scientist. A fervent Bowie fan since the age of 12 (in 1972), she has been immersed in the London music and club scene since her mid teens. She has contributed to several jo ... read more
Positive Noises (Total Blam Blam #3)
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Sid Tafler is a career professional writer, author of Us and Them: A Memoir of Tribes and Tribulations and more than 3,000 articles published in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He has won a dozen writing prizes, including a Western Magazine Award for an article about a 10,000-year old Caucasoid skeleton uncovered in Washington State. He has also worked as a publicist, an editor, a playwright and a writing instructor. Tafler has edited and contributed to several other books, including The Uncooling of America (William Morrow), Child Growth and Development (Dushkin/McGraw Hill) and The Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing). As a journalist, he has written for more than 50 publications as a contribut ... read more
Us and Them
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Lisa-Marie Wilson, also known as Vanair on Wattpad, has been an avid contributor to the online writing website for over a year. Her parody of the typical vampire epic, Allow Me to Introduce Marlow Samson, aims to twists our view of what it is to be undead by following what starts off as a regular day in the life of a twenty something vampire. Publishing professional by day and writer/photographer/blogger/DIY crafter by night, Lisa-Marie Wilson is a busy young woman of Toronto, Ontario with ambitions of turning her small time ebook publishing company into a leading competitor.
Allow Me To Introduce Marlow Samson
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Building powerful people and families that win. Focusing on true success in all areas of life through mindset, faith, and truth.
To open the eyes of a generation blinded to the greatness of the life in front of them. Leading the way by walking fully alive in the promises and truth of God, made possible the earthly work of Jesus Christ. To provide the tools, guidance, and encouragement for others to do the same.
Communication: From Caves To Coffee Shops
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Steve was born and raised in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and attended Godwin Heights High School. After graduating in 1976, he enlisted in the US Navy and served as a technician specializing in anti-submarine warfare and member of a Nuclear Weapons Handling Team. In 1978, Steve’s ship was sent to the Persian Gulf in response to rising tensions in Iran. In February of 1979, the Shah of Iran was overthrown. Chaos ensued. Ports of exit were closed. Thousands of American citizens and foreign nationals were trapped. Steve and crew took part in a successful nighttime rescue mission evacuating hundreds of men, women, and children to safety––foreshadowing darker days ahead and the coming Iran hostage crisis ... read more
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Romeo D. Matshaba
Romeo D. Matshaba, who is a lecture, was born in Johannesburg South Africa. He is a novelist, scriptwriter, short story writer and a poet. He has published with several publications including Litnet and about blace journal. He is also the author of the romantic novel, my memories in time.
Diary of a 419
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Using a mix of innovation, drive and passion, Legend Press has set the bar for small independent publishers. Our team run a number of successful projects, a new business imprint and fellow publisher Paperbooks. We also have an active daily blog!
The Summer We All Ran Away
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Amanda McKeon was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, but left in her early twenties to travel the world. She lived and worked in Mexico, Australia and the UK, before settling in the south of France with her husband, daughter, and feisty Jack Russell terrier (Sammy). When not working on her novels she writes regular articles and blogs on her other great passions: parenting and yoga.
Morrigan: Blue Moon Rising
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I have a Masters degree in Chemistry, and a Post Graduate qualification in Management. I held a couple of technical management posts at Unilever plc before being appointed Development Manager at a subsidiary of Norcros plc.
My first MD position was at Data-Label Ltd where I achieved 20% per annum compound sales growth whilst increasing net profit from 10% to 12%; doubling the net profit per employee
Over a 9 year period I managed that company through two changes of ownership, and along the way learned a lot about the do’s and don’ts of post acquisition strategy.
I then spent 4 years as MD of Anglia Labels Sales Ltd before starting my own consultancy business in 2001, providing clients across a number of ... read more
You Want How Much
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Multi-award winning journalist, Brian Ligomeka, is currently working as the managing editor of Times Group in Malawi.
He has published dozens and dozens of articles in Africa and outside Africa.
Prior to his joining The Times Group of Malawi, Ligomeka who is a former stringer for Africa Information Afrique, Inter Press Service, African Eye News Services and several international magazines, worked for the defunct Mirror Newspaper and The Malawi Standard.
A holder of a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication, Ligomeka at the time of compiling these articles was studying for his Masters Degree in Business Administration with Edinburgh Business School, a graduate wing of Scottish institution, Heriot Watt Univers ... read more
Leaders and Idiots
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Just a normal person in Indianapolis who happens to enjoy writing and hopes he is getting better at it.
I want to tell stories that are each more interesting and complete than the last, and challenge myself to things differently as I improve.
Blurred Weaponry (Saints of the Void, Book 1)
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E. Dee Parks
E. Dee Parks presently resides near Savannah, Georgia where she lives close her children. When she’s not writing she’s usually reading and supporting other author’s work. She a dog lover at heart, Max, her Yorkie, and Mini, her Minpin, are her constant companions that she enjoys even when Max tries to type his own novel while E. Dee’s writing.
Writing for many years, she blends Eroticism, suspense, intrigue and vast emotion in to the lives of her characters. Although her books have tragic moments that bring revolutions of tears to her readers as real life does, the meanings behind the stories show that every cloud has a silver lining.
Marine (The Soldier Series)
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Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She's slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life's adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.
Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it fill ... read more
Switching Gears: Coyote Bluff Series Book 3
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Allie is a Sydney-based writer who believes in the boundless possibilities of imagination and in telling stories that resonate with the heart. Allie writes about love, relationships, and the obstacles that life seems to throw in our way.
Allie is the author of FALLING AWAY, a young adult coastal romance published in 2014, and CLOUD QUEST, a fantasy quest adventure story for middle-grade readers.
Born and raised in Sydney, Allie graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts. After working in publishing for a few years, Allie returned to university and in 1998 graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons). Juggling motherhood, part-time work, and mostly nocturnal writing habits, Alli ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Stephanie_xox_
In 2012 I completed a Bachelor's of Arts (Creative Writing and History) from the University of Sunshine Coast. I then moved to Melbourne and completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (Editing and Communication) from The University of Melbourne in 2013. I am currently working on many novels at once and I'm planning on having my first, Feet or Fins, published later this year.
My Cousin Megan
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Wild Reckless, The Falling Series and The Hard Count.
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. She has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for several years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop ... read more
Hold My Breath
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Brett Stuart Smith
Brett Stuart Smith was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and lived through an ever-changing landscape. He attended various schools but spent his high school years at Glenwood Boys High in Durban where he majored in English, biology, geography and art and won the art and art history prize. He matriculated with academic honors and went on to study English, speech and drama at university.
After his military service he traveled Europe for two years and dabbled in theatre, landing a role in two indie plays in South Africa. He worked in sales and hospitality in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Spain and Greece through the early '90s. He co-owned a popular restaurant and night club in Durban during the late '9 ... read more
The Eye of Disparager
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Richard F Adams
Are you lonely yet you have hundreds of social media friends? Is technology being used to spy on you? When exactly will your daily journey across town become traceable in real time? What are companies and governments doing with the ever increasing data they have one us?
My fiction is concerned with and explores that coming moment in history when collective machine intelligence overtakes humanity and our entire lives become transparent and our personalities defined by data.I am fascinated by the singularity, philosophy, culture and technology. My stories are "post-singularity" fiction if you like. Another Day, Ascendance and Virtualis form Volume 1 of Entanglement in three parts. Fall of India is a coda to thos ... read more
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I am a young starving poet.... A pacifist, Tree hugging, Nature loving, Law abiding citizen of the United States. I Live well, Laugh much, and Love often. With a love of words and the joy they can bring, here is the hope of many more words....
Words To Remember Me By
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In the fall of 2012 Axel Matfin created
Adventure Factory Publishing,
and released his first novel.
The Bartender: Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Adventure Factory Publishing is intended to be a publishing house that specializes in Action and Adventure stories of the Pulp, Comic Book, Tough Guy, Cowboy, Super Spy, Sci-Fi, and Samurai traditions.
The Bartender is the flagpole series that Axel hopes will establish Adventure Factory as a publisher providing intelligent entertainment.
With his first book:
The Bartender: Darkness on the Edge of Town, receiving modest sales at The People’s Co-Op Bookstore and Pulp Fiction Books in Vancouver, as well as Amazon.com, Axel now plans to move forward as an author ... read more
The Bartender: Darkness on the Edge of Town.
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I scribble down words that for some odd reason are published and read.
I do like Speculative and Science Fiction, so I write in these genres, along with the occasional cultural analyses.
I am a proud Whovian, recognizing the utter "coolness" of the bow-tie. We need more bow-ties in fashion today.
And Vimto. I love Vimto.
The Art of Self-Destruction
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Mark Farron Wood grew up on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, where he spent many hours reading, roaming through the woods, and accidentally finding ways to get into trouble. He joined the Navy at eighteen, sailing across the world on the U.S.S. McClusky. After completing his military service, he earned a PhD in American literature at the University of Kentucky, where he currently teaches writing.
He enjoys doing just about anything outdoors—including hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and gardening—but reading and writing remain his favorite pursuits.
The House on Luna Way
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In his novels, Jess Waid draws upon his twenty-two years of experience as an LAPD cop. He worked the streets of Hollywood in the early 'sixties and retired as a Lieutenant II, in Robbery-Homicide Division.
While his works are fiction, many of his characters are based on composites of officers he worked with. His stories, in many instances, are based on actual cases.
Jess and his wife Barbara live in the Guadalajara area of Mexico.
Kona Gold - Book #6 in the Mike Montego Series
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I am a fifteen year old novelist living in South Africa. Writing is very important to me, as it gives more power than I can ever imagine - and at fifteen, this is a very potent cure to most problems (it also gives off a whiff of alchemy, but the spice of life can be synthesized!). Why would I want to write? The answer is very clear, and embedded into human nature. We want to observe, carefully control and subtly twist to appease our own interests. That's what I enjoy.
Growing up, the house was full of ideas, and I could never just be content with one. My grandmother was Miss South Africa 1963, but in a very stark contradiction to the general stereotype she was the most intelligent person I have ever known. She ... read more
The Oleander Effect: Throne of Bayonets
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Ameen Basheh was born and raised in Jeddah, the Bride of the Red Sea. He currently resides in New York, and he is the author of Desert Rhapsody.
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I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (I decline to mention the decade other than the fact that I am a boomer.) The youngest of three siblings, my best friend growing up was a grey and white tabby cat named Bootsie. From a very early age, I've always had a great respect and love for animals and nature. I earned a B.Sc. in biology and a B.Ed. at Dalhousie University in Halifax. I then furthered my education degree at the University of British Columbia, specializing in outdoor education. My husband Hugh and I taught in Prince Rupert on the northwest coast of BC for three years; by summer, we roamed the Rockies.
In 1982, Hugh was accepted to veterinary school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I was lucky enough t ... read more
Urban Tigers - Tales of a Cat Vet
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Isabela de Oro
Hi there! Just a little info about me: I grew up in the Philippines and eventually moved to the United States. I currently live in Florida.
I have been writing for as long as I remember and many of the stories I write are set in the Philippines or other hot and steamy settings.
The Pineapple King's Daughter
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Belgian born author, Laura Schuerwegen, decided to divert from the career path she studied for and stay at home with her growing family. The past seven years, she has lived in several Sub Saharan African countries.
She is currently studying naturopathy and passionately writes about parenting.
A Curiously Creepy Alphabet Book
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I enjoy traveling. Seeing new sights and sites. Eating new foods. Sometimes torturing myself with something that's so heinous that I might regret it later, especially if there's a record of it on someone's cell phone. I enjoy reading a wide variety of books, from Kahlil Gibran to Hemingway to Tolkien to Gibson. I can handle just about any song. And on the not so rare occasion I'll add it to my constantly growing music library.
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Writer, Voice Actor, GamerGirl, Whovian, SPN'er, book-worm, chocoholic, Oblivion Modder, coffee addict, SciFi junkie and above all, I am a giant Nerd. Born in Hawaii as a Navy brat, I grew up in New York, spent a decade in Ohio and now live in Virginia where I work on my novels and write Supernatural Fan Fiction when I need a break. Never underestimate a Busman's holiday.
Sereine: Book One of the Hunter Trilogy
Caelestis: Book Two of the Hunter Trilogy
Shifting Sands - An Alex and Jamie Novel (Adult modern fantasy/Gay Erotica)
From Bad to Verse: A poetry Anthology
Winding Deep: Book One of the Red Chronicles
Works in Progress:
Casus Belli: Book Three of the Hunter Trilogy
Catalyst - An Alex and Jam ... read more
Winding Deep: Book One of the Red Chronicles
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Alex J Ankrom was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He earned two degrees from Boston University: a BA in Political Science & Philosophy and an MFA in Creative Writing. He also has an MFA in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute. He has been a semifinalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest and the Nicholl Fellowship. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Falling On The Sword: A Gabriel Carter Story
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Althea Penn has a passion for children and those who serve them. She has over twenty years of experience in education serving as a teacher, Children’s Ministry Director, and principal. Althea has two Masters degrees in Education Administration, certification as an Early Childhood Educator and the National Administrator Credential. She is also a Child Development Associate Professional Development Specialist for the national CDA teacher's credential. This well-rounded background equips her to share with fellow educators as she regularly conducts high quality early childhood professional development seminars and leadership workshops throughout the Southeast. Althea is an inspirational communicator and serv ... read more
Disorder Fact Sheet Resource Booklet: For parents and teachers of exceptional learners
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I am a 22 year old college student at UCLA. All of the stories I write are fictional but completely based off my life. When I am not writing or at school I like be at the beach, hanging with friends, or laying on my couch with my cat.
Apartment 206: An Erotic Romance Novel
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Imagine a civilization that had no use for papyrus or paper. Everything thought important was inscribed on clay tablets: accounts, taxes, the movements of the planets, and jewel-like accounts of moments in people's lives, written down – so they said – by magical means.
Time passes. Many of these records crumble to dust, others are lost forever, and still more are dissolved away by the waters that lie beneath the sands. Incredibly, some survive the centuries: a few by sheer luck, some by being the victim of fire, which bakes their clay into a hardness that survives the millennia.
When we look back at that incredible civilization, we see mostly blackness, but it's a dark illuminated by the occasional shootin ... read more
Squire Chloe's Demon (An Epic Fantasy Tale)
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I am 24 and a native of Panama City, Florida, where I draw a lot of inspiration for my stories. I am extremely Siderodromophobic and have a slight addiction to nail polish, Tic Tacs, and Pinterest.
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Marti Johnson is a well known reporter and journalist, formerly with ABC News, Hearst Television and Tribune.
Ms. Johnson grew up in a small town outside of Salt Lake City, Utah; graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and makes her home currently in Washington, DC.
A life-long insomniac, her parents often woke hearing noises in the kitchen and found their sleepless daughter having a glass of milk and an oatmeal cookie at 1 o'clock in the morning. As an adult, her career has added to the problem. Long hours reporting in various locations around the country and the need to work the graveyard shift led to many sleepless nights and red-eyed days.
To alleviate this situation, she ... read more
The Great Weight Loss Checklist: 100 Obstacles To and Strategies for Keeping Weight in Check
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I'm a nice guy who lives in Austin, TX and loves women. I'm straight (not that you asked), but I've always found great interest in genders and how we use them to identify ourselves and relate to one another. I write as a hobby, because I love it. I'm always interested in good stories and great authors. I'm always interested in being a better story teller and being a better author. I'm pretty friendly and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Karl Woll, born and raised in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, has been passionately exploring the area’s local mountains over the last decade.
Beyond hiking, Karl fulfills his desire to be in the outdoors by kayaking, cycling, scuba diving, snowboarding, and most frequently, trail running in the same mountains highlighted in his eBooks. An avid runner, Karl spends most weekends exploring endless North Vancouver trails with his running shoes and a bottle full of coconut water. Karl also runs many of the local races, ranging from 10km to 50mile ultra running events.
The Great Hikes of Vancouver, B.C.
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Laura Ranger is a natural storyteller. She has been turning all of life into stories since she was very young. This mother of one, grandmother of three began actually writing her fictitious stories down to the delight of her friends and family. She’s been writing her tales for over twenty years. She became a published author when she put one of her short stories in a Christmas anthology in support of feeding children around the world, entitled Eight ‘Til Christmas. Once she saw one of her stories in print, she will tell you she can’t stop.
In addition to co-authoring Rogue, she has a novel called Lessons, which is almost complete. She envisions parents reading with their children. Laura discovered while ... read more
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Shola Lawrence began her career as a successful Online Entrepreneur. She has worked with high profile international clientele such as Vanity Fair, London; several African companies; international businesses in Sweden, Portugal, Germany, Belfast, Dubai, Australia,and New York City. Her vast experience in marketing and branding strategies coupled with extensive business development and project management leadership has driven visibility, profitability, and performance of many projects.
Her new endeavor, Coolours is a business service boutique, combining creative ideas, graphic design, and branding, while offering clientele innovative development of new businesses through “fiery and passionate creative design o ... read more
Waking Up Eighty
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Sarah E. Glenn
Sarah E. Glenn, a product of the suburbs, has a B.S. in Journalism, which is redundant if you think about it. She loves writing mystery and horror stories, often with a sidecar of humor. Several have appeared in mystery and paranormal anthologies, including G.W. Thomas’ Ghostbreakers series, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology. She belongs to Sisters in Crime, SinC Guppies, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Historical Novel Society.
Sarah developed strong ideals from her parents, a salesman turned missionary (redundancy runs in the family) and a social worker. Due to their tutelage and a short stint as a classical languages grad student, she's better read than ... read more
Mardi Gras Murder
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Les Lynam (1954- ) was born in Creston, Iowa, into a farming family which also included an older brother and two older sisters. The family farm was near the tiny community of Corning, Iowa, (birthplace of Johnny Carson). After graduating from Corning High School, he attended Central Missouri State University (renamed University of Central Missouri in 2006), graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. After a short, mostly unsuccessful, attempt at running a print shop, he refocused and returned to a life of studies at the University of Missouri. He received an M.A./M.L.S in 1986 and began a new career as a librarian at Ward Edwards / James C. Kirkpatrick libraries at UCM. He took an early ... read more
...Before You Leap
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Kathy Suchy Richards
Kathy Suchy Richards was born in Mississippi in 1953. She moved to South Carolina in 1974 where she continues to make her home. Kathy's interests cover cooking, baking, decorating cakes, blogging,traveling, creating websites, creating wedding cake toppers and other creative crafts. Amazon Kindle has opened a new world for Kathy's writing of recipes, poems, and children's books.