Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Joseph A. Coley
I'm just an average Joe (get it...) that has had a penchant for zombies as far back as I can remember. I am a 34 year old EMT-Enhanced living in Tazewell, Virginia and a father of one, a boy (Rickey). I spent 9 years in the US Army Reserve (G.I. Joe, I know - another Joe joke) as an Engineer (21W) and as a Medic (68W). I have written four novellas of what will be a six book series called "Six Feet From Hell" The first book, entitled Six Feet From Hell: Response was released in April 2012. The second book in the series, Six Feet From Hell: Escape was released in October 2012. The third book, Six Feet from Hell: Salvation, was released in February 2013, and the fourth book, Six Feet From Hell: Crisis, was release ... read more
Six Feet From Hell: Response
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Ned B. Johnson has published several non-fiction books and one novel. He has also written many short stories that have never been published. Until now. Some of the stories are free, and some have a price tag.
Full-length books will be added to the collection as they become available.
As to the character of his work, if you don't feel better after reading than when you started, you just weren't paying very close attention.
The Millennium Book
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Janette Rallison (who is also sometimes CJ Hill when the mood strikes her) is the award winning author of 13 novels young adult novels which have sold over a million copies. Her books have also been on the IRA Young Adults’ Choices lists, Popular Picks, and many state reading lists. Most of her books are romantic comedies because hey, there is enough angst in real life, but there’s a drastic shortage of both humor and romance. In her blog, she discusses the funny side of being a YA author http://janette-rallison.blogspot.com/ She lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids, and enough cats to classify her as eccentric.
Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards
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Stephanie Draven is currently a denizen of Baltimore, that city of ravens and purple night skies. She lives there with her favorite nocturnal creatures–three scheming cats and a deliciously wicked husband. And when she is not busy with dark domestic rituals, she writes her books.
Stephanie has always been a storyteller. In elementary school, she channeled Scheherazade, weaving a series of stories to charm children into sitting with her each day at the lunch table. When she was a little older, Stephanie scared all the girls at her sleepovers with ghost stories.
She should have known she was born to hold an audience in her thrall, but Stephanie resisted her writerly urges and graduated from college with a B.A ... read more
The Princess Of Egypt Must Die
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Michael Potts is the author of END OF SUMMER, a Southern Fiction novel about a boy struggling with loss and faith. His poetry chapbook, FROM FIELD TO THICKET, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers' Network. His creative nonfiction essay, "Haunted," won the 2006 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award, also from the NC Writers' Network. His poems have been published in a number of literary journals. He is a 2007 graduate of MTSU's The Writer's Loft and a 2007 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. A native of Smyrna, Tennessee, he currently serves as Professor of Philosophy, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. He has married and has three cats: Frodo, Pip ... read more
Hiding from the Reaper and Other Horror Poems
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Beth White’s day job is teaching chorus and piano at LeFlore High School in Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian and graduate of Mississippi State University, she is a pastor’s wife and mother to two young adult children. Her hobbies include playing flute and pennywhistle and painting, but her real passion is writing romance and romantic suspense with a Southern drawl. Her novel Controlling Interest won American Christian Fiction Writers’ 2009 Book of the Year award, and Crescent City Courtship won the RT Book Club Reviewers Choice award. Visit her on the web at http://www.bethwhite.net.
Miracle on Beale Street
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Natalie Wexler is the author of three books: the contemporary satire The Mother Daughter Show, the award-winning historical novel A More Obedient Wife; and a forthcoming historical novel, The Observer. She is the editor of Greater Greater Education, a blog about public education in Washington, DC. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, the American Scholar, the Gettysburg Review, and other publications.She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.
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Andrew Tarvin is a corporate humorist, stand-up and improv comedian, and charming guy. He is the Chief Humorist of Humor That Works, a company dedicated to helping individuals use humor to achieve better results, at work, at home and in life.
Andrew also runs the blog Humor’s Office, which collects humor from around the web that is appropriate for the office environment.
He currently lives in New York where he performs stand-up and improv around the city. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with Chick Fil A.
To learn more about the power of humor, visit www.HumorThatWorks.com. To strategically disengage (aka take a break), visit www.HumorsOffice.com.
50 Quotations on Humor
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Richard H. Schweitzer
Richard H. Schweitzer is an aging fledgling storyteller, an a denizen of various Los Angeles-based coffee shops and tolerant restaurants. He tries to avoid the rubric "writer" as it seems to infer a "for hire" status.
A Cup of Coffee and a Kiss
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Michael C Cooney
About Michael C. Cooney
Michael C. Cooney is the founder and president of Exceptional Ability Entertainment, a first-of-its-kind, minority-owned, full service production house. We are a diverse team of talented filmmakers. Blending culture and creativity, Exceptional Ability Entertainment utilizes film and music to both entertain and enlighten. We are committed to advancing multicultural ideals, while championing the lives, hopes, dreams, and ABILITIES of those who have been labeled as “different.” We seek to change the world through the power of our voices, and the quality of our product. Let us put our unique creative vision and professionalism to work for you. Join the Revolution! Originally fro ... read more
Walking In My Sleep
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C.S. Miller is a former journalist who covered the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as the federal courts (including the Supreme Court) in Washington, DC. His hobby and avocation is writing. His mysteries include THE COLDEST CASE, MEANS & OPPORTUNITY and PURSUED. C.S. He grew up in Beaumont, Texas, but after many years in Washington, DC, now lives fulltime in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
THE COLDEST CASE
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Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Jennifer graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She is a full-time blogger, author, wife, and mother of three.
THE PET WASHER is the first in a three-book series chronicling the friendships and adventures of Cianna, Polly and Caden.
STARFIRE, book one in Jennifer's new Guardian Herd Series, will be released through HarperCollins Childrens Books on September 23, 2014. This series follows five fierce herds of battle-weary pegasi in the land of Anok and the helpless black foal who has the potential to unite them--if he can survive to his first birthday.
Jennifer lives on a small ranch in Northern California with her family, horses, and more than her fair share of pet ... read more
The Pet Washer
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Am a busy internet marketing expert with a great family and not enough time to write. I am married to another passionate author and together neither of us finds enough time to do what we would love to - Write!
So this is the time for me to break the ice!
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Mari Stroud is a twenty-something living in the US Midwest who was forced to write her first short story at the age of 9 and hasn't looked back since. (Thank you, Mrs. Flem!) She loves heroes, explosions, and women characters kicking butt. She has a feeling that this shows.
Follow me on Twitter at bloodsugar101
Jenny Ruhl's web site, http://bloodsugar101.com is one of the web's most popular independently owned and operated sites for people looking for unbiased, scientifically valid information about diabetes and its treatments.
Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets
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DJ Special Blend from Chicago
Robert Fain is an expert in digital media. He DJ's, writes, and directs under the name DJ Special Blend from Chicago. Along with over 25 years of producing analog and digital entertainment, he has written several novels. He has also written, directed, and edited multiple films.
DJ Special Blend from Chicago can be heard hosting Chicago's longest running Hip-Hop podcast at BMSRadioChicago.com. He can be seen DJing private parties and corporate events regularly around Chicagoland and throughout the Midwest.
Rob likes his Harold's Chicken fried hard with mild sauce, salt and pepper, with an extra cold slaw. His favorite view of the sky line is from 31st Street Beach. He cried when Walter died and when Benji died ... read more
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The Himalayan Times
Launched with a splash in November 2001, The Himalayan Times proved to be a runaway hit, going on to outsell all other English dailies across the nation to grab the coveted status of Nepal's number one selling English daily. With a host of ingenious supplements catering to niche groups, it ensured that its appeal cut across all barriers of demographics and interests. Perspectives on Sundays heroes in on the trends and strategies of the business and corporate sector, while Appointments is a boon to job seekers and job advertisers alike. School Times hits the campuses courting the young readers just as Wheels transports car lovers deep into their territory. Agenda, Health Times and TGIF whisk readers into differe ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Harper Bentley
Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.
After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
You can contact her at HarperBentleyWrites@gmail.com, Harperbentleywrites.com, on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @HarperBentley
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David Dumas, born in Potsdam, New York in the late 60's has always had a fascination with the human body. Working his way through college as an EMT and Army Medic, he focused his career on Trauma and Critical Care Medicine.
He coupled his interest in serial killers with the devastating personal loss of his young wife to suicide to create The Honing, a piece of work that encompasses the frailty of life with the intricacies of being a serial killer.
David, who lives at the southern edge of the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York is lucky to be surrounded by a loving family and a supportive girlfriend who never leave him feeling alone in the world. They care for a number of pets, one, a cat aptly named Br ... read more
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DeBorah Ann Palmer
Who can find a Virtuous Woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31: 10, 30
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the World.
1 John 4:4
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Tray Towles is a public relations professional whose been writing for most of his teenage and adult life. Tray draws inspiration for his amusing and often far-fetched storytelling from real-life experiences he had as a child growing up during the 1980’s and 1990’s. The son of a bawdy hard-drinking plumber and self-admitted bohemian, Tray has lived nearly everywhere and yet, comes from nowhere in particular. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Warner University and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Management when he isn’t writing or dawdling through his day job. In his spare time, Tray serves on the Board of Directors for the East Hillsborough Historical Society in Plant City, Flo ... read more
Stan by Me
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Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.
From a young age she's been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildu ... read more
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I live, read, write cosy crime and rhyming animal stories, and walk my liver spotted dalmatian, Bea, in Small Town, New Zealand
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Juli Alexander, former Golden Heart finalist, writes fiction for teens and tweens. She is currently working on the sequel to Stirring Up Trouble. Juli plans to publish three more books this year, including a short novella for Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Sucks. She has won awards for her teen fiction short stories.
Investigating the Hottie
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Scrivo dall'età di otto anni. Sono in molte antologie, e-book, multiblog e siti letterari, con poesie e racconti. Adoro scrivere fiabe, racconti bonsai, sceneggiature per recite scolastiche. Sono stata nel ' 77 presentatrice radiofonica in una radio locale. "Sulla scia del vento dell'infinito " è la mia Silloge di poesie edita da NARRATIVAEPOESIA. Dipingo e realizzo immagini con programmi di grafica, ho realizzato il logo di un'associazione siciliana e diverse copertine di libri compreso il mio .
LA NOTTE PRIMA DELL’ULTIMO GIORNO…
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Jan Romes grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she is also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She likes to read all genres, writes contemporary romance with characters who give as good as they get, is a part-time fitness trainer, and enjoys growing pumpkins and sunflowers.
The Christmas Contract
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Mary Devey writes historical fiction and everything Wicca.
Her first book "Sold into Slavery: The Story of Adaku" addresses the effects of African slavery and its consequence for one woman and the people who surround her. Highlighted in three parts, the first part addresses Adaku's life as a kidnapped woman sealed away from the rest of the African world in a place called a baracoon where she meets other kidnapped tribal women like her.
Part II on The Middle Passage will be available soon at Smashwords.com.
Mary has also recently completed Part I of her Wicca Trilogy which promises the most unusual - Rebirth: The Gathering of the Witches. Other books written include, "In Her Mama's Shoes" - a coming of age ... read more
Haunted England: True Ghost Stories Part II
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When I was a kid, about 8 yrs. old or so, I would lend at least 25 books at the school library for my summer break. At first my teachers shook their heads in disbelief and they were probably thinking to themselves: he is never going to finish all of those books. But coming back after the summer break, I was always able to give them a detailed review of every single book. Some of those books were trilogies such as Isaac Asimovs "Foundation-" series and "Ringworld."
I simply love books and though I like watching a movie just as much as everyone else, reading a book really is something else. By reading a book you construct pictures in your own mind instead of being served by a director.
But what I love the most ... read more
Making a Gilling
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Olga has had a diverse career—exploring the jungles of South America as a photojournalist with WWF International in Switzerland; working as an editor in the highly political arena of the United Nations in Geneva; writing some 200 articles on alternative health, personal growth, relationships and the environment; operating her own publishing company for non-fiction authors; and working as a magazine editor and writer, while developing her ground-breaking approach to relationships and personal empowerment.
Through the study of human dynamics, Olga gained an understanding of the mind-body connection and the power and purpose of negative subconscious programming. She realized that certain 'missing pieces' in our ... read more
Filling in your missing pieces
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Laura Dion-Jones, is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach (CCWC), Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), TV & Radio Show Host, Motivational & Lifestyle Writer, Speaker and Author who has lived a lifetime in obesity’s shoes.
C2GF is different because it’s kind of a last-ditch effort to bring people back from obesity's brink written by someone who’s lived her entire life as a chronically obese woman. Laura always shoots straight from the hip, pulls no punches, walks the walk and walks the talk. Her engaging advice and easy-to-follow programs are accountability-based and help people take personal responsibility for their weight, their fitness, their appearance, and their lives - once and for ... read more
Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss
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First of all, please accept my apology for not having a picture of myself where you can see what I look like. That is me up there, though. I simply don't want anyone to know who I really am! If you read my book, you will understand why.
I'm just a simple mid-western gal who got herself caught up in a romance scam and decided to write a book about it.
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D M Harrison
I was born in the West Midlands and moved to Worcestershire after taking early retirement. I decided to devote time to my love of writing. It has been a learning curve that has included Creative Writing at a local college, a plethora of rejections (many with extremely helpful comments) and latterly a bit of success.
I've enjoyed writing short stories and had many published in women's magazines. I've entered competitions in Writing Magazine and Writer's News and came 3rd in 'Sands of Time' story,(a love story) Runner up in 'Railway Ghost' story, Runner up in 'Summer Ghost' story plus several other commendations in competitions.
My real enjoyment, and success, has come with Western Novels.
I grew up watching 'R ... read more
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Jose Luis Solorzano
Jose Luis Solórzano is a reciever of a heart transplant, going strong since October 28, 2012. He has a passion for storytelling and wishes to come up with stories that are not only creative and out there, but also have a rich message and a powerful meaning. Besides writing stories, Jose Luis is also a Senior Reviewer for The 8th-Circuit Network, where he mainly discusses movies and anime. He currently lives in New Mexico, living with his family, and attending university to become a high school English teacher.
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I have been writing since I was very young. When I was a teenager, essays and poetry helped me win my first overseas trip via a newspaper competition. I returned to creative writing in 2006 after 30+ years as a technical writer. For the past seven years, I've had great fun experimenting with different types of writing. I've written articles for content websites and on commission. I've written short stories and poetry for competitions — and have had a couple of wins, several honourable mentions and some short-listing.
Since 2009, I have been co-editor of the Chudleigh Phoenix Community Magazine and we have grown it from a 4-page, bimonthly publication to a monthly 10-pager. Together with co-editor Sharon Coo ... read more
Life is Not a Bed of Roses
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Since 2008, Big Pulp has published the best in fantastic fiction from around the globe. We publish periodicals - including Big Pulp, Child of Words, M, and Thirst - and themed anthologies.
Black Chaos: Tales of the Zombie
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Alicia & Roy Street
In addition to being part of today’s Indie author movement, Alicia and Roy are also traditionally published. In 2009 they received a Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. They both share backgrounds in the performing arts. Alicia spent years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Roy in theater and standup comedy. Alicia is a chronic reader of every genre including the classics. She also loves old black-and-white movies, making organic soups from recipes she invents, working out and, of course, dancing. Roy’s into sweaty workouts, too, as well as watching boxing on HBO and eating Alicia’s organic soups. Their cat’s name is Wallace, an orange ten-pounder who’s crazy over pizza. ... read more
Dance 'n' Luv Contemporary Romance Boxed Set
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Olivia Hardin always realized how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
One Bite Paradise (A Bend-Bite-Shift Story)
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Dave Freer is a South African Fisheries Scientist turned sf/fantasy author, who has settled on Flinders Island, Australia.
Freer writes from a wide experience of being in trouble in small boats, rough water and rickety cliffs. With that and aquatic invertebrates to provide bizarre biology, and South African socio-politics to provide an alien landscape, and an appalling sense of humour, he is well fitted to write humorous, action-filled sf, which is why more than half his work is alternate-history/fantasy. There is a kind of perverse logic about the man. He is married to Barbara, who combines her extreme brilliance with a tolerance of a mildly crazed husband (who can cook but whose head is in alternate worlds h ... read more
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Dr. Shellie Hipsky educates, entertains, and inspires globally. Dr. Hipsky's career includes teaching students from kindergarten to the doctoral level in the United States as well as in Rome, Italy. She is a graduate of Duquesne University's IDPEL doctoral program in educational leadership and has presented at an international conference on educational leadership at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The research methodology she created, called the "Pre-Conceptual Map," was taught in a Harvard University Research Methods course. This former special education teacher and assistant principal has published over one hundred articles. Hipsky's authored books include The Drama Discovery Curriculum, Arts Ali ... read more
Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet
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Cynthia Davis teaches freshman composition at Christopher Newport University, which also happens to be her alma mater. Her patchy resume includes stints as a travel agent, burger flipper, youth worker, reporter, and a particularly long run as an elementary art teacher. She enjoys photography, good coffee, and making mosaic seahorses. She lives in an old house near the Chesapeake Bay with her husband, children, pets, and a cast of regular extras.
Drink the Rain
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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. She writes fiction in the genres of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and YA. As a graduate of Michigan State University (go green!), Keri holds two degrees in science but would gladly trade both to pursue her true passion for writing. Though novels tend to be her focus, she has also written countless short stories and flash fiction whenever the distraction arises.
When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel. If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world. And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at @ShanonGrey
I love writing about the extraordinary. Life never fails to provide me with a plethora of ideas. THE SHOPPE OF SPELLS is the first in my series, THE GATEKEEPERS. I am currently working on Meadow’s Keep. I am very excited about the stories and the characters and hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
I spent my life on coasts, both the beautiful Atlantic and the balmy Gulf. Hurricane Katrina taught me about the fragility of life and the strength of friendship, family and starting over. I currently live in northern Georgia, having traded the familiarity of the coast for the lush beauty and wonder of the mountains, where my husband fulfilled my lifelong dream—to live in a cottage in the woods. There, I ga ... read more
The Shoppe of Spells
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Spontaneous Idealists like me are creative, lively and open-minded people. I am humorous and dispose of a contagious zest for life. My enthusiasm and sparkling energy inspires others and sweeps them along. I enjoy being together with other people and often have an uncanny intuition for their motivations and potential. Spontaneous Idealists are masters of communication and very amusing and gifted entertainers. Fun and variety are guaranteed when I am around. However, I may be sometimes somewhat too impulsive in dealing with others and can hurt people without really meaning to do so, due to my direct and sometimes critical nature.
I am a keen and alert observer; I miss nothing which is going on around me. In ext ... read more
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