Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at JodiWoody
I've always loved the written word. I enjoy writing almost as much as reading. My tastes run from science fiction and fantasy, steampunk and westerns, to historical and romance. The only genres I don't read, ever, is horror, (Life is scary enough, why add to that?) And Erotica. My all time favorite stories are fairy tales! Especially ones that have been re-written for adults. Now that my children are now grown, I have started to write again. The ideas are coming faster than my fingers and brain can keep up with. I live in Wisconsin with my husband of thirty years. We have raised three children of our own and had others in our home off and on over the years, through fostering and just helping those that we 'ado ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Author_JJGumbs
JJ Gumbs is a novelist, poet and short story writer. Gumbs was also a finalist in the 2008 Red Hen Press short story competition.
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My book, "All the Wild and Lonely Places: Journeys in a Desert Landscape," was published in 2000. Since then, I've taught writing at the University of San Diego and worked for the Desert Protective Council. I've recently turned my attention to fiction. I've got a fantasy fanfiction set in the Elder Scrolls/Skyrim universe, "The Song of Deirdre," on my website, on the FanFiction site, and on An Archive of Our Own, where it's available for download in ebook formats.
I'm shopping my new historical romance/suspense book, "Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel," to agents and publishers. If that doesn't work out, I'll publish it through Smashwords.
Meanwhile, I plan to self-publish a collection of three stories, ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at authorleona
Leona Lawrence is a freelance writer who lives in Houston, Texas and does blogging and writes articles. She self-published her first book titled “Be Happy, God Made Us Different” at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com. During her high school years, she has written over 100 poems and was rewarded best creative writer and Houston Teen Poet. In her previous jobs she was a veterinarian technician and clairvoyant psychic/medium. She is a member of Houston Area Writer’s Club. She resides with her family of four children. She plans to pursue her degree and publish many books in her future.
Be Happy, God Made Us Different
Follow me on Twitter at alhanzal
After selling his retail carpet business in 2004, Al did small business consulting using newsletters, email marketing, website development, videos, blogging, and social marketing channels. All of these past activities have culminated into local search marketing. Like a perfect storm, local search marketing offers small business owners the best internet process for getting local customers to call their businesses.
Al has written over 40 internet articles dealing with all aspects of local search marketing services. These have become resources for the Local SEO industry. You can chick on the above Tab: Local Search Marketing Resources and Tips.
You will find his approach to marketing extremely effective and ... read more
Driving More Customers to Your Local Business
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Kimberly Kaye Terry
My name is Kimberly Kaye Terry and I am a former mental health therapist who now calls writing my full-time gig. Well, that and chauffeuring around my teen-aged, budding fashionista daughter whom I affectionately refer to as either Jr., the bratlett, or Mini Me.
I am a multi-published author of over twenty erotic and sensual books, published with three major publishers including Harlequin Romance, Kensington Publishing, and Simon and Schuster. I’ve won a few awards and had one of my novels, Scream My Name, featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine as their ‘hot read’ for the month. But… this is my first self-published novel, a book that, in its original first edition, was the first book I ever w ... read more
Deeper Volume 1
Follow me on Twitter at akjames61
Amanda James (aka Mandy) was born in Sheffield and now lives in Bristol with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, singing, and spending lots of time with her grandson. She also admits to spending far too much time chatting on Twitter and Facebook!
Amanda recently left her teaching role to follow her ambition to live her life doing what she most enjoys—writing.
Amanda's debut novel A Stitch in Time was a Top Pick in July from RT Book Reviews.
Amanda's Choc Lit novels include: A Stitch in Time and Somewhere Beyond the Sea (April 2014).
Cross Stitch (Choc Lit)
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Henriette grew up in Northern Denmark but moved to England after she graduated from the University of Copenhagen. She wrote her first book when she was ten, a tale of two orphan sisters running away to Egypt fortunately to be adopted by a perfect family they meet on the Orient Express.
Between that first literary exploit and now, she has worked in the Danish civil service, for a travel agent, a consultancy company, in banking, hospital administration, and for a county court before setting herself up as a freelance translator and linguist.
Expecting her first child and feeling bored, she picked up the pen again, and when a writer friend encouraged her to join the Romantic Novelists’ Association, she began to p ... read more
The Highwayman's Daughter
Follow me on Twitter at lindsfairleigh
Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book--as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she's not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her loving husband and confused cats.
After The Ending
Follow me on Twitter at GeoffLoftus
Geoff is the author of the thrillers: MURDEROUS SPIRIT and DARK MIRAGE (the Jack Tyrrell Novels); DOUBLE BLIND; ENGAGED TO KILL; and THE DARK SAINT (All from Saugatuck Books).
He's also a lifelong history buff and the author of LEAD LIKE IKE: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day, (Thomas Nelson, Inc.). In October 2010, he was privileged to be the Keynote Speaker at the Eisenhower Legacy Dinner, which was held at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
A regular contributor to Forbes.com, Geoff has been gainfully employed in business journalism and corporate communications for more than a quarter-century. Working both freelance and on-staff, he has worked for Condé Nast, Deloitte Consulting, F ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at joaniecmurray
Joanie C. Murray was born and raised in Wheeling, WV. She has a passion for animals, especially horses, nature, and all things magical and mysterious. This, her debut novel, is a product of Joanie’s fascination with the forest in which her home is situated, and her love for magic and adventure. She resides in Wheeling with her husband and an ever-growing assortment of dogs, cats and horses. She is also the author of the short story, “Adagio.”
Her website is www.buglehillfarm.blogspot.com
Molly McBean and the Secret Cave
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Stewart Lancaster is an Award Winning Chartered Manager, qualified Accountant and Project Manager. His many years of experience have proven his ability to deliver successful business change and manage complex projects.
A Financial Services specialist, Stewart is sharing the unique “Scrum” method, honed during his years managing multi-million pound projects for both regulated multi-national organisations and listed PLCs.
Stewart started his career as a Financial Adviser. He worked his way forward via City Investment Management to Operations Management. Now, he specialises in Operational Efficiency and Business Change. Stewart has successfully used “Scrum” in projects ranging from software developme ... read more
60 Minute Scrum: Glossary
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My first novel, Dishrags to Dirtbags, is hitting the shelves and I couldn't be more excited! I'm a wife, mother and deputy sheriff by day, fiction writer by night (and on the weekends, holidays and every other spare moment).
All my life, I've wished that there was something special I could offer the world, something marketable, but nothing about me was unique. Then I went to the police academy and got a job working in a jail, and I found people were fascinated by stories of even my most mundane experiences. This gave me an idea. My novel is my offering, truly a book nobody else could write, based on my knowledge of the police world and desire to empower others to take a chance. I hope you enjoy it.
Dishrags to Dirtbags
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April Lynn Newell
I have been writing ever since I can remember. However, it was my fourth grade teacher who gave me the encouragement I needed to believe in myself as a writer.
From that point on, I was a writer.
Journalism, poetry, fiction. I love it all and have done it all. I am excited to begin my career as a novelist with The Reconciling: Part I of the Overcome Trilogy.
I am a proud resident of Texas and live in the burbs with my husband, John, and daughter, Emalyn. I can't get enough of pizza and hummus (though not necessarily together) ... (though why not now that I think about it). I like nature walks, reading and binge watching tv shows. I owe all to my Jesus and love serving Him through my passions and talents.
The Reconciling: The Overcome Trilogy Part I
Follow me on Twitter at footsees
ToeGirl is the founder of Footsees Foot Fetish Media Network. ToeGirl’s talented toes and soles have been delighting foot fetish fans since 2008. She has released hundreds of foot fetish video clips and thousands of foot fetish photos to accompany her websites and books. When not shooting clips or pics you can find her painting her toes in a new colour or trying on anklets and flip-flops.
Sole Licking Surprise
Follow me on Twitter at SoYouThrive
We were created from pure Love and given the ability to fully embrace life with unlimited opportunity and possibility. By design, we were given certain tools to uncover that which must be sought after and discovered… Love, Knowledge and Compassion. Our self-determinism allows us to use our creative powers for anything we can imagine. As a great honor, we were given access to viscerally experience the best and the worst that life has to offer.
We believe we’re all here to learn Love, teach Love, and continuously improve upon this in each moment. By mastering this art, we flourish and Thrive. We’re here to demonstrate uplifting truth, humility and compassion to the best of our ability.
Just one Awaken ... read more
User Guide for Thriving
Follow me on Twitter at readannieharmon
Annie Harmon lives in Houston (specifically Atascocita) Texas,USA, but has lived in many of our beautiful states. She has one husband (all she can handle) three children (who are each more beautiful than she could have hoped) and one dog (who is still trying to claim a spot as one of the above mentioned).
Annie is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her writing credits include a novel, For Sarah; two children's books, The Night Before and The Argument; ghostwriting several chapters of a nonfiction book, The Black Years; publishing a local magazine, Zine, - directed towards the literary encouragement of young people; contributing to the Sun News newspaper with a regularly publi ... read more
Of Words and Water - 2014
Follow me on Twitter at kmariemetz
K Marie Metz
K. Marie Metz is the self-published author of the YA Fantasy/Fiction book, "Hollow Sight". It's a paranormal story about desperate love, emotional turmoil, slight adventure and discovery.
Current WIPs include the sequel to HS, "Sight of Hereafter", a New Adult/Contemporary Romance, "Press Play", and a book not yet titled that is very personal and raw.
Follow me on Twitter at noriangirl
Ms. Ceili is an Irish/American author who first discovered her love for writing when asked to record memories of her life on a primitive island off the coast of Ireland. Upon completing and publishing "Noria" in 2009, Ms. Ceili discovered that writing stories was her passion. She loves to write for all ages, but especially for children. You can find all of her paperback books on Amazon.com
Chapter one What Happened In Hallandale
Follow me on Twitter at HousewifeKari
Kari Miller, 36, also known as The Lonely Housewife, resides in Canada. A Mother of two boys and a dedicated housewife, Kari enjoys spending her free time writing novels, spending time with her family and day-dreaming. It was her day-dreams that inspired her writing and her Husband that encouraged her to follow her dreams. To learn more about Kari Miller and discover her other writings, please visit www.thelonelyhousewife.com.
Follow me on Twitter at judygoodwin6
Judy Goodwin developed a passion for writing at a young age, creating picture books from the time she could read and write. She continued this passion throughout her schooling, earning her BA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Along with the passion for English came a love of all languages, and Ms. Goodwin went on to study other languages as well, including German, French, and Japanese. She spent time as an exchange student in Germany, which helped to develop her love of other cultures.
She has published short stories in small press and online magazines including Space and Time, Dreams and Nightmares, and Beyond Centauri. With the advent of eBooks and indie publishing, she decided to m ... read more
Model #37 (A Science Fiction Story Two-Pack)
Follow me on Twitter at JayeKeepsTryin
Jaye A. Jones
Jaye A. Jones lives in a beautiful suburb of St. Louis. Jaye is obsessed with musicals, Marvel comics, and sci/fi and fantasy stories whether they be movies, television shows, or novels. Joss Whedon is her story-telling idol. She's addicted to the Cooking Channel, to good food, and to attempting new recipes. A lifetime of absorbing pop culture, of reading when she should have been working, and of having eclectic interests that span contradictory subjects was her writing school.
Her degree in Psychology from St. Louis University comes in handy every now and again too.
Visit http://www.jayeajones.com for more.
Follow me on Twitter at LawrenceFerber
Born and raised in Westchester, New York, Lawrence Ferber is a prolific travel and entertainment journalist. Over the years, he has contributed to dozens of outlets, including National Geographic Traveler, Entertainment Weekly, Fodors.com, New York Magazine, Passport, The Advocate, OUT, Genre, The Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, NYC Next Magazine and Los Angeles Frontiers.
BearCity: The Novel
Follow me on Twitter at leladavidson
Lela is an award-winning humorist and freelance journalist who loves media and marketing. She entertains and inspires audiences in print, web, video, and television. Lela is the author of Blacklisted from the PTA and Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?, and contributor to NBC News, TODAY Moms, iVillage, and Huffington Post. She frequently speaks about motherhood, marriage, marketing, and the challenges of being over-40 in a Botox world. Lela wrote Sexy, Smart, and Search Engine Friendly: Get Found Online Without Losing Your Mind or Wasting Your Time especially for authors, artists, and small business entrepreneurs.
Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?
Follow me on Twitter at TheWorldTeacher
Dr Sandor A Markus
Dr Sandor A Markus, PhD in quantum humanism.
MD in Complementary Medicine (1984), The Open International University for Complementary Medicine & Medicina Alternativa, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Appointed to Peace Ambassador in 1989 and awarded the Dag Hammarskjold International Price in 1984 for his humanitarian activities by the Académie Diplomatique de la Paix, Brussels, Belgium.
Awarded the International Man of the Year 1991/1992 and International Who's Who of Intellectuals for his humanitarian activities by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
In 2004 he was appointed to diplomat in Sweden for the Scandinavian countries in bioethics by HBTO, Human Bioethics Treaty Organization, Washingto ... read more
Saint Germain, the mysterious count who never dies
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Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life, developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises. He also avoids public men’s restrooms at all costs.
Follow me on Twitter at GorilaBook
Dusan Savkovic was born in Belgrade (1922 – 1990). He was one of the most prolific and provocative Serbian writers. During his lengthy career, he was a successful journalist, novelist, drama and TV writer. A few films and TV drama series were based on his work: Plaintiffs; Love on the Country Side; Stories Over the Full Lane. He also wrote the bestselling trilogy: Gorila 1, Gorila 2, Gorila 3, and In the Embrace of Paris. Savkovic also received numerous awards for his critically acclaimed bestseller Hatchet.
Follow me on Twitter at egitimciyazar
1975 yılında Konya’da doğmuştur. İlk, orta ve lise tahsilini Konya’da tamamladıktan sonra, Selçuk Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü’nden mezun olmuştur. İçindeki bilim aşkı hiçbir zaman bitmeyen Şahin, bir gazetede bilim sayfasını, 2000 yılından itibaren hazırlamaya başlamış, haftalık yazdığı bilimsel makalelerle, büyük bir okur kitlesine ulaşmıştır. Almış olduğu teleskop ile geceleri yıldızları incelemiş, sahip olduğu mikroskop ile de görev yapmış olduğu yerdeki bitkilerin hücre yapılarını, katalog hâline getirmiştir. 2009 yılından itibaren, Genç Gelişim dergisi, Süper Beyin dergisi ve Beyin Gücü dergisinde makaleleri yayıml ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ShaliniBoland
Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys where she grabs every spare second to write.
Be the first to hear about new releases here: http://eepurl.com/xx65f
OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series #1)
THE CLEARING (Outside Series #2)
THE PERIMETER (Outside Series #3)
HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series #1)
THICKER THAN BLOOD (Marchwood Vampire Series #2)
HUNTED (Marchwood Vampire Series #3)
A SHIRTFUL OF FROGS
The Girl from the Sea - a gripping psychological thriller
The Outside Series: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure - The Complete Box Set
Follow me on Twitter at RupanshGupta
Rupansh is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Master of Business Administration, Chartered Financial Analyst, Master Financial Analyst. He also received gold medal for getting highest marks in Chartered Accountancy exams in India. His penchant for writing and thinking about the universe led to his first book, 'The Sojourn'. In poetic form, he put his thoughts in the book for the people to read and ruminate about. He took his poetic endeavors further by writing the novel, 'Pulchritude - An Eternal Love Story'. His book, 'The Sojourn' has won him several awards and has received great acclaim from readers worldwide.
The One Minute Manager King
Follow me on Twitter at landlordshannon
Shannon's interest in owning rental properties started back in the early 2000's. At that time she was an aspiring new landlord and completely filled with fear and apprehension about taking the big step to buy a rental property. Shannon decided the best thing to do was to prepare herself as much as possible so she began her education with books, articles, classes and real estate investing clubs.
Fast forward many years and now Shannon is a veteran landlord. She owns and manages both residential and commercial properties and has had all kinds of experiences along the way. Most positive, some negative but they have all contributed to her evolution from a frightened newbie to a successful landlord.
Through it ... read more
How To Buy And Manage Your First Rental Property
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Viga Boland is the author of 4 books, three of which are memoirs based on the childhood sexual abuse (incest) to which she was subjected from the ages of 11-24. She kept the abuse secret for nearly 45 years, not even telling her husband and family until she was 65. On hearing the details, her small but supportive family encouraged her to write her true story to help other victims of incest realize they are not alone and to increase awareness of this much denied form of sexual abuse. The result of the encouragement was her first memoir, self-published in 2013, "NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER", for which she received a Gold Medal in the 2014 Readers Favourites Awards.
Today, at 70 years of age, Viga Boland is a popular ... read more
Don't Write Your MEmoir without ME!
Follow me on Twitter at TDRaufson
T.D. Raufson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and although he has visited many interesting places, he calls the Tennessee Valley his home. It is from his wanderings along the slopes and ridges of this valley that many of his characters found their voice. In the streets of nearby large cities and small communities he has found the setting for some of their adventures. Currently he lives in Harrison, Tennessee, with his wife three cats and a collection of characters that challenge him daily to be the next character committed to the page.
Raufson enjoys writing about the possibilities of magic and the fantastic. He works with both unknown and never before seen worlds and the rural and urban settings of our mo ... read more
Legacy of Dragons: Resurgence
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Martha L. Thurston
Martha L. Thurston is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University where she obtained a B.A. in Secondary English Education. She has always been an avid reader and enjoys teaching, as well as writing. She grew up in a small southern town in the Upstate of South Carolina within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has always been her dream to become and writer and she is happy that she has been able to achieve that dream, by doing so, she has encouraged not only her two sons to chase after their dreams, but her students, as well.
Follow me on Twitter at josswrites
Award-winning author Sharon Joss writes science fiction, fantasy and horror. The author of five novels and dozens of short stories, she has worked as a bartender, software developer for the space shuttle program, and technical program manager in the high-tech industry. She now lives amid a thicket of blackberry vines in Oregon and writes full-time.
Follow me on Twitter at Chantirie
Emily Chantiri is a best-selling author and journalist. She is a regular contributor to a number of publications,including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review and BRW Magazine. Emily is the author of four books, including two bestsellers, The Money Club and Financially Fit for Life. Emily’s book sales have exceeded 60,000 across the globe.
The Voice of Intuition: Write from the Heart
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Vlad V. is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His novella "The Sleep Artist" was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His most recent release is his novella "Float," published in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids' book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015.
Vlad is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative with a truly innovative business model that is dedicated to bringing the best in independent fiction to the market.
An editor, publishing consultant, freelance writer, and former newspaper correspondent for the Lowe ... read more
Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear
Follow me on Twitter at CynthiaRug
Cynthia Bailey-Rug is happily married to Eric Rug. Together they live outside Annapolis, Maryland with their menagerie of lovely pets.
Cynthia has been a Christian since 1996, and believes God has called her to write. She always loved writing, but realized it was her purpose in 2003. She has since written many articles, and several books. She also has edited books for other up and coming authors. She enjoys reading, animals, classic cars, crafts, gardening, gadgets, and spending time with her friends, family and pets.
She has written the following books:
It's Not You, It's Them! When People Are More Than Selfish
Children and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Guide For Parents
Life Afte ... read more
It's Not You, It's Them: When People Are More Than Selfish
Follow me on Twitter at EileenSlovak
Welcome to my author bio!
I write stories for women of all ages, about the relationships in our lives, not limited to romance and thrillers. My current body of work in progress includes short stories, flash fiction, children's stories and novels.
Some of my short stories are available here on Smashwords: "Seeing Scarlet", Volume One: Passages of Youth and Volume Two: Progressions. These tales chronicle a young, feisty, Rhode Island red-head named Scarlet O'Brien. In Volume One, Scarlet is a young girl enjoying adventures with her sister Catherine and cousin Michael.
Later volumes will age progress and include Scarlet in her twenties, as an independent young woman struggling for the elusive perfect b ... read more
Seeing Scarlet, Volume Two: Progressions
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Charlie Pelaez (formerly D.R. Lee) is a dreamer hailing from the Philippines. She loves reading, long lazy walks, and her baby aspin Thunder. On a perfect day, she talks with the people inside her head and tells their stories through printed words.
She Caught Me
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Victoria began writing in 1998 and was an RWA Golden Heart finalist with her first book, a paranormal romance. Since then she's written
An Atlanta, Georgia native, Victoria lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Jim. She has four children, two by birth and two by marriage with Jim. She enjoys trail running and brewing her own beer.
The Artful Blogger
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Unified Literary Artists
These anthologies, April Rains and United We Stand has the favor of African, American and diversity of other nationalities all coming together from around the world to express their support for the survivors. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, these are ménaged of expressions of poetry to help bring light into the darkness. Gifts of love to aid in rebuilding lives dedicated by the Unified Literary Artists of International Poets to survivors in need of hope and encouragement. They are available on Smashwords, find ULA on Facebook and Twitter.
United We Stand
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Janie S. Monares
Janie is a four-time bestselling author, a mother, wife, and business owner.
Janie S. Monares resides in Dallas, Texas with her family. The inspiration Janie received from writing this trilogy came from when her ex-husband was stationed in the Navy at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California during the 90s. Her ex-husband had just come back from a deployment in Japan during 1997 and was told from one of his female co-workers that the men took to the kindness of prostitutes who hung around the hotel where they had stayed. Being as furious as ever, Janie went straight to the squadron s commanding officer and confronted him about it. His exact words were, What happens on Det stays on Det. That chille ... read more