Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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I was introduced to reading at a young age. My mother was determined that I become literate quickly and would read to me often, so much so that I memorized an entire 60-page book (there were lots of pictures). My grandmother, though, takes credit for my addiction to reading. She was a librarian and introduced me to the joy that is reading. It is no coincidence my first World of Myth novel is dedicated to her.
My journey from avid reader to aspiring author took its first turn in High School after I read Dune by Frank Herbert. It was a great challenge for me at the age of 14, but I was so impressed with it that I began to imagine my own stories. What I wish to accomplish as an author is to do for my readers what ... read more
Journey to Savara
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Jill H. O'Bones
Jill writes in many different genres, including fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, and horror; but she also likes to add a little romance within.
She has always had a love for books, both reading and writing. So when she's not writing or spending time with her family in rural Iowa, you can find her, and probably one of her cats, behind a book.
Behind the Vines
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Celia Conrad studied law at King's College, University of London, and after qualifying as a solicitor specialized in family law working for several 'magic circle' firms in London before leaving private practice to become a full-time writer on family law matters. The first edition of Fathers Matter was published in October 2003, the second edition in March 2007 and the third edition in March 2013. She is interested in all areas of Family law reform, but has a particular interest in the field of Child law.
She has appeared on television, given evidence on family law to Parliamentary Committees, regularly responds to Government Consultations and her comments on legal reform have been reported in the Press.
She i ... read more
Murder in Hand
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Christian, husband, author, activist.
Faith, freedom & firearms; the rest handles itself.
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Frumi’s WHY is to inspire leaders to look to the future, take decisive action and maintain momentum to build sustainable organizations. She creates a safe environment for leaders and their teams to talk about what really matters. Indeed, when clients work with Frumi they can expect a positive “Frunami”. Leaders spend focused attention on finding their personal WHY, and then aligning their own CPW (Cause, Purpose or WHY) to that of their organization. Frumi inspires leaders to rediscover the strengths and values that energize them so that they in turn can renew their colleagues, employees, and business operations.
As the CEO of 3 businesses and CFO of 2, Frumi Rachel Barr is no stranger to acknowledging e ... read more
A CEO's Secret Weapon
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Ann Files is an erotica writer and reader. She enjoys writing a little bit of everything including naughty school girls, relationships with age gaps or power dynamics, and pseudo incest.
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Dimitry Kashkaroff. Nacionalidad española, nacido en Venezuela de padres rusos. Habla ruso, español e inglés. Se ha casado dos veces, con dos mujeres fascinantes. Doctor en Periodismo, probablemente haya perdido el tiempo estudiando Matemáticas, Ingeniería, Periodismo, Filosofía, Sicología, Dirección de Cine, Sicoanálisis, Sofrología y Magia Cabalística. Dirigió la revista "Gente Joven", produjo un programa de radio sobre música clásica jazzificada, "Arabescos"; Ha trabajado como Director Creativo en agencias de Madrid, Caracas, San Francisco y Bogotá. Ha volado en "ala delta", saltado en "bungee" y volado en ultraligero. Ha nadado en el Orinoco, ha subido al Roraima y ha sobrevolado el Salto Á ... read more
Violin Concerto for a Sad Fairy
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N.M. Silber is an author and recovering attorney who survived the Philadelphia criminal court system, largely by having a sarcastic sense of humor. She used her her experiences there as a starting place to build her humorous cast of characters and sexy story lines, and she uses her knowledge of legal practice, courtroom procedure, and how lawyers really think, in every one of her novels.
She has been a USA Today Bestselling author and a #1 Bestselling author in Romantic Comedy on Amazon. She was voted an Amazon Reader's Choice Best New Author for 2013, and has been ranked as a Top 100 author there overall. She has stated that her goal is to write books that make readers laugh, blush, swoon and genuinely feel ... read more
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Emily Ford lives in the desert hotness of southern Arizona. Her genres include thrillers, horror, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Her thrillers include episodes in the "Kings of New Orleans" Series. Her horrors include books in "The Rachel Payne Horror Series," and the standalone novella "Hell Town." And her highly enthralling paranormal romance/urban fantasy read is "The Sober Companion."
Emily loves scary things, family, dogs, traveling, Starbucks, and hand-to-hand combat. She has begun adapting books to screenplays and plans to move into film production in the very near future.
Emily looks forward to visiting the United Kingdom for the first time very soon!!
The Devil's Carnival
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Samantha Davies is from Weston-Super-Mare, in North Somerset UK. In her first book 'After Work Excess' Samantha writes about her life as a young personal banker, working for a High Street branch of a major Retail Bank in Weston-Super-Mare. Whilst juggling the day to day 9-5 of working for a bank, Samantha also had a 'second' secretive life as a 'High Class Escort'.
In her first two books, Samantha tells the story of just how she transformed personally, through a series of events and her life changed from being engaged to be married at just 22 years old whilst holding down a steady job in banking and her struggle to manage juggling her 'secret life' with the trials and tribulations of 'day to day' live with he ... read more
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Author of the Quaid Hudson series. Screenwriter and part motion picture actor. Now based in Cape Town, South Africa; its a lot like LA - sunny all the time, but with different animals.
After the Maya
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My name is Marcelle Liemant. I write "Speculative fiction with a literary slant" inspired by authors like Haruki Murakami and China Miéville. I am 20 years old and I study Literature and Neuroscience at University in Australia.
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Hi, i've been writing since i was thirteen. Creating stories is something that's a little fun, but it's a lot more interesting when strangers read it and tells me what they think.
tell me at anytime on my twitter and wattpad pages.
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Jaimie is a 27-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.
Kismetology is her first novel but there are plenty more on the way!
North Pole Reform School
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Édgar Adrián Mora
Édgar Adrián Mora nació en Tlatlauquitepec, en la Sierra Norte de Puebla, en 1976. Es profesor de Historia de América Latina y de Lengua y Literatura. Ha publicado Memoria del polvo (México, UACM, 2005), Claves para comprender a América Latina (México, Unión Radio/ Lazo Latino, 2007) y Agua (México, Tártaro, 2011). Obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Narrativa Joven María Luisa Puga (novela), el Premio Nacional de Narrativa Joven UACM 2005 (cuento) y el premio 33 de la revista Punto de partida (ensayo y crónica). Fue becario del Programa Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México en los periodos 2006-2007 y 2010-2011. En la actualidad es un colaborador asiduo de VozEd.
Raza de víctimas
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I'm not actually working on a bittersweet hometown memoir called Sandusky Touched Me. Let's scuttle those rumors immediately.
Here's the story's essence: I'm 45 and have three children. My time is spent between three West Coast cities where I produce non-fiction content. Journalistic in its essence. Two exemplifying pieces are the memoir Ghetto Celebrity. The essay Cool Like Me: Are Black People Cooler than White People?
My work airs sometimes on public radio and has been honored by film organizations such as Sundance. I've been on writing staffs of media outlets such as ESPN and LA Weekly.
My newest project is Beyond Ellis D. As our official website below explains, this book is an interactive creation.
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s Teresa Patrick
s Teresa Patrick is my 'pen' name, didn't want to shock the kids and all of that nonsense, although many people are now well aware of who I really am!
I live in the United Kingdom, with my husband and dog! A very vivid imagination, and lots of mental energy!
This is my second book... The Muse... in history without such a person an Artist may miss his most important work and passion! In my first book, it was also about passion and power, and a love which overcomes all barriers of position in yesteryears society.
My book in progress now, is totally different and comes from one of my many weird and strange dreams... on recalling it to a friend she thought it was a movie I had seen! So who knows....
How to Draw Cartoons
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Kathy’s publishing career dates back to 1997, when she published a two-book romance series with Bantam’s Loveswept line. The first book in the series, For Love or Money, won a 1997 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award.
In 2012, Kathy self-published two thrillers. Amanda’s Eyes, the first book in a series featuring crime reporter A.J. Gregson, is a paranormal thriller that has garnered a 4.4★ average on Amazon and was a semi-finalist in Kindle Book Review’s 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards. Her second thriller, Why Live?, is dystopian science fiction.
Current projects include the sequel to Amanda’s Eyes, remixes of her two romance novels, and posts to her blogs Write Minded (on the writing life) ... read more
For Love or Money (Semi-sweet Remix)
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C.B. Schroeder has seen it all. After teaching hundreds and hundreds of children, raising children and grandchildren, she is an expert! Surviving paint spills, black top squabbles, ice cream drips, lost homework tears, and best friend heartbreaks, she has seen the children who couldn't deal with problems and those who dealt with situations daily. Character building begins early in life. Our world is changing faster than our children are growing. We must help them practice good decision making.
Whoops 'N Awards 3
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Andrew Blair is a freelance writer, part-time Librarian, and curmudgeon.
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I am a proud father of two wonderful children. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 20+ years. I have four siblings and great parents.
When I was 19 years old, I went to work for my dad who owned an insurance agency. I worked there as an employee and purchased the agency from my Dad in 1998. The Insurance Agency is still going strong to this day. I am currently the sole owner.
Approximately 10 years ago, I moved the insurance agency from an office building to my house. This was a very smart business move to make at the time as the Internet has changed the way of doing business. I have been working at home for over a decade.
In my personal time, I enjoy coaching youth sports. Since I was 17 years o ... read more
The Complete Round Robin Sports Betting Guide
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Recovering copywriter, Robin Glasser has written for a variety of magazines ranging from Readers' Digest to Penthouse Letters where she wrote a column called "The Red Hot Woman." Her poetry has been published in Upstairs at Duroc and The Riverside Poetry Review. Ms. Glasser's novel, My Life as a Concubine, is based on her experiences in Paris or as she likes to call it, The City of Merde, and is now re-released from Smashwords or get a signed copy at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Robin guarantees Men at Work, her fully-illustrated book of tongue & cheeky poetry, will put twinkles in your eyes and sparkles in your pants. Don't forget to watch her fast-paced peepshows based on these poems at http://www.youtube.com/msr ... read more
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John Basso is a veteran business technology consultant who has been leading technical teams and implementing leading-edge custom application development solutions for over 15 years. His dynamic spirit and enthusiasm have helped Amadeus Consulting build exceptionally close relationships with many long-term clients.
John's demonstrated ability to manage complex custom software development programs has led to senior executive positions with several Amadeus Consulting clients from start-up through venture funding. As the Chief Technology Officer of PlanetOutdoors.com, John led the development and technical operations of a major e-commerce retailer.
At Circadence, a network communication and infrastruct ... read more
Micro-corps: Rise of the Idea Architects (A New Generation of Entrepreneurs)
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Mission: Help 1 Million people to become Happier, Energetic, Lighter & Prosperous
Motivational Speaker, International Trainer
17 years in the training & selling space and has held management positions in Health-care & Wellness Industry.
NLP Trainer/therapist NFNLP USA,
Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Trainer
Specialist in Neuroscience-Yogic Science-Management Science, Pharmaceutical Science
Murali has successfully trained more than 75,000 Professionals, Executives & Students on Personal, Managerial & Leadership Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Peak Performance & Wellness
He is the Director & Happyness Coach of Excel People Centric Solutions Pvt ltd, based at Chennai ... read more
Mindfulness - Knowing, Doing, Being - 29 simple ways to boost your daily Happiness
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R. Richardsson began writing in the early nineties, but it wouldn't be until 2012 when he would complete and publish his first book; ‘The Rise and Fall of John Rizzerio’, Book 1 of the ‘Ballad of John Rizzerio’ trilogy.
When not working at his part time job, he spends his days off working on his current project, as well as with his social media sites. A like for his author page on facebook, or a follow on twitter is the best way to keep up with what he is currently working on.
Any of his remaining time is spent with his wife and four children, though he hopes to one day be able to sustain his family on his writing alone.
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Sam Spitzer is a writer, musician, mystic. Once a notorious Manhattan pimp, he underwent a religious transformation whilst in India in 2004.
Since then, he has become a writer, and has written for various magazines, on topics as diverse as meditation and the online gaming industry.
He has recently released his first book of poetry, Nature Doesn't Favor Hesitation, Nature Favors Penetration. Sam has chosen to offer the collection free of charge.
In the pipeline is also his first novel, which will be uploaded to Smashwords at the end of the year.
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Melanie Toye is a writer set to inspire people through her writing and help motivate readers to chase their own dreams. The love for writing has always co-existed in Melanie's life through writing letters, creating play scripts to her found dream career as a story-teller. With an inspirational blog, frequent freelance writing gigs and her first novel release, Entice Me, Melanie is well on her way to achieving her dream career as a writer.
How Do They Do It? 16 Business Mums Share How They Juggle Life
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DeBorah Bellony is the founder of Who I Am Enterprises and she has a deep desire to motivate herself and other magnetic melanin aware light beacons to become better conscious co-creators while removing race, gender, and generational obstacles on the path to planetary oneness. Her greatest wounds involving racism, sexism, and ageism have over time transformed into her greatest gifts, allowing her to delve deep into the unknown to find the truth behind the veil of illusions. DeBorah says, "It doesn't matter if we are Black or White, female or male, young or old, when we honor to feminine and melanin within us, we help bring ourselves and the planet into balance and wholeness, which is so needed at this time of pl ... read more
Afraid of Our Own Shadow: A Manifesto and Guide for Conscious Co-Creation
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Mike lives an eclectic life. His career has taken him to over 50 countries working with government ministers and departments, boards, senior management and line staff. After graduating with degrees in Arts and Law, Mike abandoned legal practice to work in the real world. His diverse experiences include running an African charity, international energy marketing, motivating long term unemployed to return to work, general management in defence electronics, consulting in global banking and CEO of professional associations and a multi-award winning environmental start up. All of these have provided the raw material for Mike’s passion – to write.
Mike continues to conduct master classes in communication and chan ... read more
Lessons from Steve
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I've been writing since I was ten years old and had the first idea for a sci-fi story involving runaway teens, vampires, ghosts, witches, twins, and every other cliche my young mind could join together. Needless to say, in retrospect it wasn't the literary masterpiece one hopes to produce.
The passion for writing was kindled through it, however, and I spent the majority of my teen years falling further into a world with ever evolving characters with complex relationships all pivoting around one central character. As I aged, so did the characters and so did the maturity level of the world they lived in.
Writing remained a hobby as I became an adult and a functioning member of society. Novel writing remained an ... read more
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Writing about writing has become so common as to lose meaning, and yet, the origami of that exploration reveals entire new worlds with each new plane, crease, and fold. There are some who can follow every single expected exercise in what we call "writing", and yet still manage to surprise. That is the sweet spot that I chase every day. It's more than simply looking for a new way to say something...more than painting pictures with conceptualizations...more than trying to build the better analogy. It is all of those things and none of them.
My background in writing is that I write constantly. My master work is being written in the air ...comments... blogs ...tweets. But the reality for all writers is that we are ... read more
Reconciliations at Cost
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M W Russell
Maree Ward-Russell was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1965. She currently resides in Auckland, in a home with a sea view across Auckland Harbour. She has two crazy cats, four fussy budgies and an army of teenagers to feed. By day she has been known to pick daffodils in the rain and by night she can be found stalking graveyards for creepy photos. When not writing and looking after family she dreams of Dragons and Demons in the dark. She has been a Registered Nurse for twenty-six years and has an Advanced Diploma in Novel Writing from the New Zealand Business Institute.
The Darkest Angel - The Castle Trilogy
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Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.
When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.
She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
Drawn to Fight: Zac & Evie
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Blakney was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a passion for storytelling and football. In college her majors ranged from Communications and Public Relations to Sports Psychology and English before she finally accepted that there was no career that could ever match up for her love of writing. She studied at the University of Alabama and Middle Tennessee State University.
She currently resides in Nashville, pursuing her dreams along side her country music singing friends. Occasionally she even comes out of her 'lair' for an adventure or two. Her debut novel "Someone I Used to Know" is set to be released April 2nd, 2013.
Bless Her Heart
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Author of Through the Psyche of Ambrosia, book I in the fantasy series 'World's Beyond Scripture'.
I've always had interest in the great art of storytelling. I have gained over the years credentials in classical literature and Victorian poetry. I am presently completing courses in electronic engineering and look to work in the field of renewable energy for a sustainable future.
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I am an independent journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked primarily in radio/Internet audio since 1999, but I am turning to Smashwords to put more of my journalism into print. This way a) the work I do that gets edited out for time in audio is not lost, b) I can publish what I want without concern over other publishers' exclusivity requirements, c) I can reach a wider audience than is available through most alternative, progressive or community news websites where I am likely to be found, and d) I can make some money.
I am still a contributor to WINGS - Women's International News Gathering Service (http://www.wings.org). On Radio4all.net (http://radio4all.net) you can find me under the names ... read more
Eating Poison: Food, Drugs and Health
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Geralyn St Joseph
Geralyn St Joseph is an ordained minister, life coach and intuitive business consultant. Geralyn helps many people in a variety of ways. Regardless of the initial focus, her work ultimately helps her clients to repair and strengthen their familial relationships. Geralyn believes that with the proper effort and coaching every family can experience the joy of a mutually supportive relationship.
Geralyn is currently residing in Lancaster, PA with a client list that spans the world.
Geralyn St. Joseph
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The 5 L's of Parenting - 5 simple ways to have the best relationship possible with your child
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Janet MacDonald writes paranormal and fantasy erotic Romances. She stumbled upon this creative outlet quite by accident in 2012 and has become just short of being obsessed with writing. A mother of three lively and over imaginative daughters, Janet finds her inspiration in everything around her. Finding spontaneous story ideas from a simple restaurant sign to the lyrics in a song, it’s why one will always find her clasping desperately to her tiny laptop. She lives in a small Canadian east coast village with her beloved, yet very confused, cat Grubby, who thinks it’s a dog.
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Connie Johnson Hambley
Connie Johnson Hambley grew up on a small dairy farm just north of New York City. Deciding to use her law and banking background in ways unique, creative, and not altogether logical, she has enjoyed robust professional pursuits and has written on biotech and recruiting issues for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Nature Biotechnology. She lives outside of Boston, with her husband and three children, where she continues her love of the outdoors and storytelling.
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J.M. “Chem” Enage has dedicated his career to achieving success in sales, marketing, customer service, in¬formation technology, and project management. J.M.’s guiding principle has always been to go the extra mile and beyond, and internal/external customers and service have been a major focus of his learning and practice.
His Christian upbringing and Jesuit education in¬spire him to write about serving and giving back to the community (www.BeyondTheExtraMile.com).
J.M. was born in Manila, Philippines also known as the Call Centre Capital of the World and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his four great kids, in a city declared by the United Nations as one of the top three most liveable cit ... read more
Extraordinary Customer Service
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Amanda lives in Arkansas with her husband and young daughter. She loves to read and write, which is what you can find her doing most of the time. This Beautiful Thing is her debut novel.
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James Bishop is a married father of two, in his thirties, with a degree in political science.
He is the author of Hell's Reaping, which is the first book in the Apotheosis Trilogy. Book Two, The Sowing of Earth, will release in 2014.
Aside from writing, he's a diehard football fan, and an avid gamer.
Hell's Reaping (Book One of The Apotheosis Trilogy)
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Judy Light Ayyildiz
Author/educator, Judy Light Ayyildiz, conducts writing and women’s seminars in the USA and in Turkey. Internationally published, she has been a literary magazine editor, a writers’ conference founder, a musical director for a student group touring Poland through the Friendship Ambassadors and a director of a USA nationally recognized choir of medical wives. Her ten published books in various genres sprung from her life and teaching. A cross-cultural triumph-over-trauma memoir, Nothing but Time, was 2002 Virginia College Bookstores’ Award Nominee, Virginia Outstanding Book Award Nominee and the runner-up in the Duquesne University Emerging Writers Series. Her third volume of poetry, Mud River, was highly a ... read more
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Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski is a national award-winning freelance writer and humorist, as well as a standup comedian and public speaker. Her writing has appeared in Family Circle, Boys’ Life, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Maryland Life, Baltimore magazine, the BaltimoreSun.com, and the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye.com, among many others. She has written the award-winning column, Wojo’s World™ since 2003 and is a faculty member of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Wojo lives with her family in Baltimore, Maryland and is never moving again. For more information, visit WojosWorld.com.
Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box
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P. Edward Auman
Born in California.
Grew up in SF Bay Area and the Detroit Suburbs.
Graduated in English Teaching in 1990's.
Spent most of his career as a Computer Support technician.
Briefly worked as an English Teacher, and as a Finish Carpenter in a family company.
Spent the first two years of college in the Theater & Film department, specializing in set design and special effects.
He, his wife, and 6 children presently live in a small town in the Rocky Mountains.
Builds his own cars and built his own home.
Drag races both cars and motorcycles for stress relief.
Leprechaun Gold: An IPMA Adventure for St. Patrick's Day 2015