Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Jayne Fordham is a psychologist and indie author residing in South-West Sydney with her fiance and cheeky cocker spaniel, Buddy.
Jayne published her first YA fantasy novel, A Season of Transformation in 2011.
Her second novel, Intuition (Book One of the Elite Series) was released in early 2012. Intuition is a supernatural suspense novel set in Sydney.
Stop by Jayne's book review blog, The Australian Bookshelf.
Tuning In (An Elite Short Story)
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John G. Agno is a seasoned corporate executive, entrepreneur, management consultant and executive coach who is dedicated to providing insightful self-coaching insights to help you achieve your life goals.
Coach Agno shares his decades of professional coaching and consulting knowledge to create a better life for many through proprietary self-coaching guides; delivered to your smartphone, tablet, eReader, and computer or via low-cost paperback books.
Today, Agno coaches senior executives and business owners to reach decision-making clarity by exploring unintended consequences of their future actions in a safe and confidential environment.
John helps you see things you are missing, affirms whatever progress yo ... read more
Ask the Coach
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As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.
When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.
She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.
Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!
Follow me on Twitter at 4zack
All what I know about myself is that: I'm honest and my mouth speaks only the truth, I don't fear anyone what so ever, I don't know how to hate but I know how to dislike, I don't let some professionals or scientists tell me how to live, am very free and I got values, over confident sometimes, I believe in God and I love him so much, careful but I forget sometimes cuz my mind constantly think and never stop finding solutions, my mother language is not English so forgive my mistakes, and thank you:)
my twitter is down there, it's my personal account, feel free to follow:)
My blog was meant to be better, but I think this would do good enough..:)
Life Is Fair
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Dorothy Hayes, a vegan for the last twenty years, has been a teacher, a journalist, a staff writer and a public relations director for a national animal protection organization. She and her husband live in Stamford, Connecticut.
Dorothy began her writing experience as a staff writer for the Connecticut newspaper, The Wilton Bulletin. After three years she moved on to the larger regional daily newspaper, The Norwalk Hour. During her tenure at this paper, she received an honorary award for her in-depth series on Vietnam Veterans from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Following her time at The Norwalk Hour, she held the position of staff writer for a natio ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at rasana_atreya
Rasana Atreya, author of Tell A Thousand Lies, left a comfortable job in IT because she thought roughing it out as a penniless writer was romantic. Her next book, tentatively titled House Inherits Grandson, should be out soon. She has already begun work on The Temple Is Not My Father.
The Temple Is Not My Father
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When I first became pregnant in my late thirties, after I had started my own small business, I couldn’t find any books, magazines, or stories about women business owners and how they made it through their pregnancies. Two years later, it was the same. So I wrote the book on it.
My background includes management experience at a multinational communications company, experience working with small businesses, and an MBA from Temple University. But my favorite job has been as the owner of my own business, HeartWork Organizing, since 2005. I live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with my lovely family. That's me in the picture, five months prego with baby number 2. (Fashion tip: busy prints hide the bump.)
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The Pregnant Entrepreneur
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Wife, mother and nutty bookstore owner all describe Imogene Nix. She claims, from time-to-time that the real secret is her avid devouring of Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense and Paranormal feed her fertile mind.
Imogene adores high quality romance, with rather more than just a dollop of erotic interactions. She’s dipped her toes into Science Fiction, Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense, usually featuring feisty headstrong female leads and.
She lives in Rural Queensland where she happily raises two daughters with her husband, lots of chickens, a couple of cats and her super-pup, Teddy. When she isn’t writing or reading, she’s hanging out with her husband, acting like a te ... read more
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Robert Mitchell Evans
Robert Mitchell Evans was born in the southern United States before there was a Zip code or a Berlin Wall. Enamored with spaceflight from childhood he has always been drawn to fantastic stories. After a brief tour in the United States Navy he was educated by the school of hard knock and real life.(while pursuing degrees in Politics and Biology.)
He now lives in Southern California, works in the Pharmaceutical Marketing Field (giving drugs for free to needy patients), and wastes far too much time watching blu-rays on his PS3.
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CK Webb & DJ Weaver
CK Webb was born and raised in Mississippi, and dreamed of writing like the greats; Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King, to name a few. CK joined the US Navy and traveled the world, but eventually returned to settle down in the tiny town of Millport, Alabama. A self-proclaimed ‘reformed bad girl’, this thirty-something writer now shares her life with her husband and two beautiful children. CK also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and book club. Although CK delights in preying on the fears of others and enjoys killing people…thankfully she does it the legal way; in her novels. She has just completed the first two novels in the Innocents series which she co-wrote with her best-frie ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Nancy_Adams_
A freelance editor and theological librarian, Nancy writes mysteries and fantasy. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Her story "The Secret of the Red Mullet" has been published in FISH TALES: the Guppy Anthology (Wildside Press, 2011). The first of her SAINT NICK TALES, "Saint Nick and the Fir Tree," is available on Smashwords and elsewhere.
In her spare time, Nancy reads, sleeps, and whacks the occasional dust bunny.
For more information, visit her website: http://nancyadamsfiction.com
The Secrets of the Sibyl: a short story
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Blake Karrington is more than an author. He's a storyteller who places his readers in action-filled moments. It's in these creative spaces that readers are allowed to get to know his complex characters as if they're really alive.
Most of Blake's titles are centered in the South, in urban settings, that are often overlooked by the mainstream. But through Blake's eyes, readers quickly learn that places like Charlotte, NC can be as gritty as they come. It's in these streets of this oft overlooked world where Blake portrays murderers and thieves alike as believable characters. Without judgment, he weaves humanizing back stories that serve up compelling reasons for why a drug dealer might choose a life of crime.
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Follow me on Twitter at kelseyketch
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate. Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
Son of Set
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Gonzalo Arteaga Manieu
Gonzalo Arteaga Manieu nació en Santiago de Chile. Es Publicista y ha trabajado en la empresa privada y las Naciones Unidas en Chile y Guatemala. Ha sido Redactor Creativo y Director Creativo en JWT, BBDO y otras agencias de publicidad. Ha escrito numerosos cuentos, ensayos, obras de teatro y guiones de cine, habiendo ganado varios concursos nacionales e internacionales.
Rapa Nui. El ombligo del mundo.
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While Bill spent some time in corporate life, he spent over 30 years owning two small businesses. One was a retail chain of sores in western Michigan, which had been started by his father. After modifying the company to make it more profitable, he finally sold it to a local competitor who wanted to grow.
Bill’s more recent business was a commercial office furniture dealership in the Bay Area of California. He and a partner started this business from scratch and built in such a way that it became attractive to several buyers. They decided to sell it after about twenty years.
Bill learned that owning a small business is a wonderful way to spend a career. It allows for independence, creativity an ... read more
TIMEOUT!: Strategies to FOCUS your Small Business and make it Thrive
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Angela Wallace has been penning adventures ever since she was sucked through a magical portal as a child. What she saw and whom she met gave birth to exciting and complex fantasy worlds where defying the laws of physics was a bonus. She has since come back down to earth, only to discover this mortal realm has magic of its own. Now she is quite at home in the world of urban fantasy, though believes that love, faith, and hope are of a stronger magic than fire wielding and sorcery. She loves gun-toting good boys, and could have been a cop in another life except real blood makes her queasy. She’ll have to stick to solving supernatural mysteries. Language is her pleasure, whether it’s weaving words on a pa ... read more
Supernatural Sleuth, Case File #1
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Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He was educated in Teesside and later in Bristol, where he studied graphic design.
He began reading at an early age. Although it was horror and science fiction that kindled his love of reading, it was crime fiction that really grabbed his attention. It began with Elmore Leonard, moved on to Jim Thompson and took off with his discovery of James Ellroy and, later, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ross MacDonald.
He is the author of The Gamblers, a violent crime thriller set in Bristol and The Hunters, the first in the Stanton brothers series of crime thrillers. Martin is currently hard at work on the next thriller in the series The Glasgow Grin.
He lives, ... read more
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Long, long ago, before Twittering and Blogging and Facebooking - in fact way back in 1988 - Allen Makepeace retired from the post he had held for ten years as a Schools Inspector in south London. Prior to that he had been a comprehensive school head for thirteen years and before that... well, that's back in the mists of time.
Since his retirement Allen has written more than twenty non-fiction books on crime, disasters, the supernatural and superstitions. He has won several awards for writing including the South East Arts Prose Prize and he was a finalist in the Fenner Brockway Peace Prize for Literature. Most of his books have been traditionally published, the rest self-published. He has written two novels, 'A ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at alexclermont
Alex Clermont [Me] is a writer born and raised in New York City. He has been a contributing writer to “Beyond Race Magazine” and “Turntable Magazine,” covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians. He was the managing editor of “Plateau,” a quarterly print magazine that focused on independent musicians.
He has been published in the anthologies Out Of Place, The Bodega Monthly, Every Second Sunday and the online literary magazine “Scholars and Rogues” and “Foliate Oak.”
In May 2012 he independently released his first book, “Eating Kimchi & Nodding Politely,” which is a collection of narratives about his time as an English teacher in South Korea.
He [I] also smiles a whole ... read more
Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely
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Maria Fontana, an author, top stylist, master colorist, educator, salon owner and most importantly mother. She’s owned several top salons on the East coast and has done platform work with popular stylists from around the country. She’s worked with stylists from around the United States and other international countries.
Maria's reason for creating Maternity Salon was for the simple reason that there were no hair care or beauty resources for expectant or busy mothers. Maria, being a mother of two and a business woman, knows how difficult it becomes to take care of yourself when you’re taking care of everyone else.
Sometimes getting in the shower and doing your own hair can prove to be the hardest task of ... read more
The Beauty Guide
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Craig Alexander Orr, MBA, MSc, HND
Craig is a Business strategist with a fresh market perspective combining technological awareness, deliverable experience with strong cost management and leadership skills. Craig likes to think of himself as the engineer who understands costs. Craig holds both an MSc from Cranfield and an executive MBA from Bradford. He has assisted Companies from start up to FTSE 100 in nearly every region of the world for over 25 years. He states “that to survive in today’s competitive marketplace companies need to focus on their core strengths, and outsource the areas that do not differentiate them from the competition.” Whilst completing his studies Craig remodeled the business plan for the company he was working for m ... read more
The Business Survival Workshop
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Abigail Boyd began writing stories as a kid on dark and stormy nights. She was born and still lives in Michigan with her husband and the haunting cries of three rambunctious children. Her influences include Stephen King, Veronica Mars, and lots of processed sugar. She wishes that time had a pause button.
Gravity is the first book in the four part Gravity Series. The second book, Uncertainty, is out now, and the last two books will be released on November 24th, 2012. For more information, feel free to contact me or visit me online.
Impossible Magic, 1
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B.T. Hoskins, previously a construction worker, has been a fantasy buff for over a decade. She lives in Richmond, Kentucky with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a dog. Now a stay at home mom, she devotes all of her time to writing novels and entertaining her family. This is her first novel.
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Herocious was born during a thunderstorm on Mars. He enjoys long runs on the beach, poetry, and candlelight dinners. Once, he tipped a homeless window washer with spiritual enlightenment.
The Persistence of Crows
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Eleanor Cawood Jones
Eleanor Cawood Jones began her writing career in elementary school, using a #2 pencil to craft short stories based around the imaginary lives of her stuffed animal collection. While in college at Virginia Tech, she got her first paid writing job as a reporter with the Kingsport Times-News in Kingsport, Tenn., and never looked back.
Eleanor now lives in Northern Virginia and is a marketing director and freelance copywriter while working on more stories as well as her upcoming mystery novel series. She's an avid reader, people watcher, traveler, political news junkie, and remodeling show addict. She spends her spare time telling people how to pronounce Cawood (Kay'-wood).
Death is Coming to Town
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Jeff Woodward has been writing fantasy stories since he was a child. In his 20s, he began to delve into horror, and more specifically history.
Aside from writing history, Jeff also got his hands wet in horror and fantasy. He was an editor at the now defunct Macbre Cadaver, which gave him his start in the publishing and editing industry. He has interviewed musicians such as Otep, and actors in the horror genre such as Melissa Bacelar.
When Giants Speak, a YA novel centering on a young man in 1980s suburban Chicago who is dealing with combative fellow students, gangs and love, is Jeff's first complete novel. It is the first in a series which follows the protaganist, Mario Vitelli, as he grows into a young man ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at psychicpattie
Early on in my life I was a playwright. I won second place in a play contest with the first play I ever wrote. My three act comedy "Sidney" was also published by Eldridge Publishing. A few years later my romantic comedy "Love is Contagious" was produced at the Glendale Center Theater in California to enthusiastic reviews that convinced Dramatist Play Service to publish my play. Royalty checks have been received since 1961. I'd like to get the play on Smashwords. I'm waiting to hear from Dramatists. My passion is writing: plays, novels, books on the tarot, and screenplays. It's fun to make people laugh, cry or think. My primary motive is to entertain. That has also been true giving psychic readings since 1966! ... read more
The Interim (The Place Between)
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S.M . Bliss
My name is S.M. Bliss and I am an armature author from Reading, PA. I have just release IN DEATH & DESIRE the first book in my GHOSTHOUSE trilogy, an erotic paranormal horror tale. I am a student, a worker, and mother of two. I have enjoyed writing since I was 13 whether it was poetry or short stories. My favorite authors to read are Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, and more recently . I love reading and am always open for a new book. I am an erotic writer so my readers should be 18+ old and have an open mind. My charters are psychologically complicated and sure to take you on a new journey.
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Jian Qiu Huang
Jian Qiu Huang lives in Melbourne. He travels extensively within the Asian region for work as well as pleasure. He has three grown up children. Jian Qiu is now working on his second book following "The Yellow Banana".
Jian Qiu's email address is: email@example.com
The Yellow Banana
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Martha Randolph Carr is the author of three books, Wired, The Sitting Sisters and the memoir, A Place to Call Home and has a weekly, nationally syndicated column through the Cagle Cartoon syndicate on politics, national interest topics and life in general. Her newest work, The List is a political thriller set around the attorney, Wallis Jones, her husband Norman and their son Ned. The List is the first in a series. Martha is currently at work on the sequel, The Keeper.
Martha is also a melanoma survivor, Chi runner, occasional rower and skydiver, and mother to Louie. She resides near her son in Chicago, IL, where everyone is always welcome to stay for dinner. www.MarthaCarr.com @MarthaRandolph
All questions a ... read more
The Keeper: The Second Book in the Wallis Jones Series
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Raised in Upstate NY, I have lived in New York City at times, New Haven, Ct, Lenox, Ma, and Juarez, Mexico among other places. Bachelor's in history, English, and biology from the University of Buffalo. I come from a long line of writers stretching back several hundred years.
I like to examine the unlikely but possible in fiction instead. I developed an eccentric chracter, Igor Prince, from an ex-pat German faimily, who lives in NYC. He is wealthy, dissolute, totally unfocused, has come up with the bizzare idea of trying to live his life according to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, a physics law. Igor can be pretty funny too. He is rescued in the first book of this trilogy by a struggling actress, Allyson. ... read more
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Zombie Survival Crew
Zombie Survival CrewTM is an expanding grassroots movement preparing members to survive a global cataclysmic event. By combining our skills and standing firm against the advancing hordes (and knowing when to run like hell) we stand our best collective chance at survival!
In late 2009 an unnamed secret government agency contacted Juliette Terzieff, hand selected for her leadership skills and rampant paranoia, and confided the disturbing signs which made it clear the Zombiepocalypse was imminent. She grabbed her “go bag” and trusted crossbow and began the search for recruits with the right skills, guts, and humor needed to form a cohesive crew.
With co-captains The Walking Dead’s Anthony Guajardo, Norman ... read more
Zombie Survival Crew: Undead Is Not An Option
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K.W. Taylor has been publishing fiction and non-fiction for over a decade. Her work has been featured in over two dozen print and web publications, most recently Word River, Farther Stars Than These, and Dark Fire Fiction. Her first novella, We Shadows Have Offended, was released by Etopia Press in 2011 and appears in their 2012 horror anthology Touched by Darkness. Taylor has also had stories in the anthologies Sidekicks! (Alliteration Ink 2013), and Once Bitten, Never Die (Wicked East Press 2011). Taylor teaches college English and Women’s Studies in Dayton, Ohio, where she is also hosts a seasonal literary event featuring Ohio-based authors of fiction and poetry. In the mid-2000s, Taylor was a television c ... read more
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Peggy L Henderson
I never thought I'd be a writer, much less publish a book. I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I guess life just had other plans for me. When my husband and I decided to start a family, vet school pretty much went out the window. I used to work with a vet who had three children while going through vet school. To this day, she is my hero.
Two years ago, I began writing a story that, for whatever reason, was stuck in my head for almost a year. I have been an avid romance reader for a long time, and the idea took hold to - why not? - write my own!
It has been a long and difficult journey from my first sentence to a completed, and hopefully polished, manuscript.
The story, titled Yellowstone Heart Song, is se ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ViveLEmpereur
At an early age, Michael Seeley found himself devouring tales of adventures in the past. He soon began sharing and shaping these stories; writing quickly followed. A lover of history and fantasy, Michael now writes to show the personal side of the past. His first series, Men of Eagles, offers new perspectives on the wars of the Napoleonic Age. His first novel, The Faith, chronicles an adventure of regicide on the eve of the tumultuous 1848 Revolutions. His second novel asks what might have happened if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo. Michael has found inspiration from the winding alleyways of Paris, the tall forests of Norway, and the impressive Acropolis of Athens, but he currently resides in the Midwe ... read more
The Faith: Book I of the Uprising Trilogy
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Brigitte Novalis has spent her life being a catalyst of change. In Germany, she obtained a degree in philosophy, but following her heart she began a career in environmental politics. Her work resulted in the building of the first European recycling plant, setting into motion a shift in environmental awareness that began in Germany and spread throughout all of Europe.
In the United States, Brigitte Novalis focused her attention on personal and spiritual development as she has been aware of her intuitive healing capacities for all of her life. She explored and studied the body-mind-soul connection with the belief that the shift in humanity must come from within.
Brigitte Novalis is not only a published au ... read more
Die Magie der inneren Stille
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Ian S. Rutter
Ian was born in Stockport, England had the best years of his childhood in Salford, Manchester, and Burbage, Buxton. It was the latter that kicked his day dreaming days into overdrive.
With Grin Low Woods at the top of the street, he would spend hours every day playing in the trees and coming up with imaginary friends, such as Caitlin Lavender, Zeal White Oak and Balamore Skullcap.
In 2005 and living in Taiwan, his wife was expecting their first child. One day, he looked at his pregnant wife and asked himself what could he do as a special gift for their unborn son. They were expecting their first child. With years of making up stories about faeries and mythical beasts, 'The Faeries of Birchover Wood' was born. ... read more
The Faeries of Birchover Wood - The Bad
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After retiring from education and wanting to stay busy, I dug out all the manuscripts written through the years and began a new career, that of author. Smashwords has been amazing in its assistance in preparing for final publications. I was born and raised in Texas. Although I have lived in other states, I always return home to my roots. My books are written from the heart with my readers always in mind. I hope you find much enjoyment in allowing your mind to wander to other times and places and will return to my site often to see the latest creation available.
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What’s an East Coast gal to do to if she lives deep in the heart of Texas, travels often everywhere, and adores Paris, Florence, London, Tokyo and all points east and west?
She becomes an author who can write about those romantic places. With a passion for cowboys, spies, rakes, knights in shining armor and their gutsy women, Cerise DeLand is an author who adores an alpha male with a tender heart and a need for a smoldering erotic love affair with the right woman!
While Cerise is a Top 20 Best Selling author on Amazon with more than three dozen works published in erotic romance, she is the award-winning author of mystery, mainstream and romance with St. Martin’s Press, Pocket Books and Kensington. He ... read more
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I am a writer, a BestSeller Author in the US, UK, Germany, Spain and France. In another life I was a Lawyer in recovery and a former Technology Consultant and Salesman. My Passion is to Write. I have studied productivity and helping people with their productivity for the last ten years.
I am living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am married and has a little girl, a boy and two dogs who keep him company. He spends his day teaching his daughter things, writing and washing dishes, because he believes in what Agatha Christie once said: "The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes."
25 Cosas que me Enseño la Experiencia
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David M. Brown
I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and first conceived the idea of the Elencheran Chronicles at college in 1999. I spent ten years compiling the history of Elenchera, resulting in 47,000+ years of events, 500+ maps, 2000+ pages, several short stories and many much-needed acquaintances with Jack Daniels.
I also have a joint blog with my wife, Donna, called Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave, which features reviews, stories and dramatic tales of the horrors of owning cats.
I now live in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with my wife, Donna, and our six cats.
Man vs Cat