Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at RobDurhamComedy
Rob Durham graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with an English Degree in one hand and a microphone in the other. From there Rob has built an act that he prides on originality and his unique point of view. He has been praised by many of the business’s big names whom he has worked with. From Bob Saget calling him "Freaking Hilarious" to Louie Anderson’s written claim of "Very Funny!" (Rob still has the cocktail napkin as proof), his material is respected by all who hear it. With a smile that says I didn’t get my braces off until I was 27, Rob’s innocent look helps him vent about his other career as an English teacher, his horrible dating history, his wonderfully spunky wife, and other near d ... read more
Don't Wear Shorts on Stage...The Stand-up Guide to Comedy
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Shamus Young is a programmer specializing in old-school graphics techniques. He's the author of the blog Twenty Sided. He's the creator of the webcomics DM of the Rings and Stolen Pixels. He's one of the hosts of the videogame commentary series Spoiler Warning. He's tired of writing about himself in the third person.
The Witch Watch
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Chris Ossman has written several stories in genres varying from Horror and Sci-Fi to Romance and comedy.
Mr. Ossman most recent accomplishment was first place in a local writing contest for the South Florida Writer’s Association for his short story “The Profiler”.
Besides writing screenplays and novels for adults, Mr. Ossman has written a Children’s novel and other children’s picture books for younger readers.
Though educated as an electrical engineer, Chris continues to pursuit his passion for writing painting and all things creative.
Where Do I Belong?
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Best-selling author Sherry Gloag writes romances that stay with you long after you put her books down.
One day, when stuck on completing a scene in her debut novel, The Brat,published by The Wild Rose Press, she opened a clean page and started 'freewriting'. She didn't sort of the errant scene, but she did write her first, published, 1k short story. She's had six more published since then.
With eight published books under her belt and another due out in late 2013 Sherry is already working on her next novel.
Each week, on her blog, along with a group of other talented authors she offers a free read under the umbrella heading of Tuesday's Tales.
Sherry Gloag describes herself as a 'displaced' Scot living in t ... read more
His Chosen Bride
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Jim G Payne
Raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the 1970's. Jim has since made his home in Nashville, Tennessee with his family and their pets.
After quickly deciding not to follow in the family waterman business, he began a series of career choices which brought him to IT Project Management. Where he now spends his daytime hours.
Nightmare! A Haunting in Nashville
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HoboForlag Svein O. Andersen
Miniforlegger og skribent. Jobber til daglig i Hobøl Kommune, Norge, som virksomhetsleder pleie- og omsorg.
Opptatt av litteratur, musikk - spiller i band.
Leser mer enn jeg skriver ...
Follow me on Twitter at beverlylangland
Beverly Langland has been penning erotic short stories for as long as she can remember. She started her journey writing about ‘darker’ damsel in distress themes, but over time some of her characters have insisted they develop lighter personalities with the emphasis more on love and romance. However, Beverly maintains erotica will always be the overriding theme of her stories. Beverly’s stories have been published in both print and e-book editions.
Follow me on Twitter at lacobraprieta
Jose Abreu is a Dominican writer from the South Bronx. He studied at Yale and taught in Korea before moving to Spain. He currently works as a freelance writer in Amsterdam.
I just released a new book, "My Funeral," check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DKX36FK
Follow me on Twitter at jhvisser
I was born in Namibia and grew up on a farm. I joined the Military after leaving school and became a career soldier. I later left the military and went into automotive engineering. I was interested in health, fitness and nutrition from an early age so that when I lost my job at age 55, I decided to learn more about my interest, and start doing something about it on the internet. This fits in nicely with my lifelong ambition to help people especially neglected children and the elderly in my part of Africa.
How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way
Follow me on Twitter at Bri_clark
Bri Clark is a real example of redemption and renewal. Growing penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home. She watched her mother work several jobs to care for their small family. Once her brother could fend for himself, Bri moved on to a series of bad choices including leaving school and living on her own. Rebelliousness was a strong understatement to describe those formative years. As a teenager, her wakeup call came from a fight with brass knuckles and a judge that gave her a choice of shaping up or spending time in jail. She took that opportunity and found a way to moved up from the streets. She ended up co-owning an extremely successful construct ... read more
Scent of a Witch
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Pammy Perkins is an aspiring writer who has just ventured into the magnificent and wondrous world of textual intercourse. When not writing about random acts of debauchery, she can be found babysitting, tutoring, and workin' her sexy secretary gig.
Follow me on Twitter at JeaneEBennett
Jeané Sashi is a former corporate mortgage employee and also a college graduate. After several years into her career, Jeane' figured out that corporate American life wasn't for her.
Needing an outlet for the creative energy inside that was steadily growing, she left the corporate world and began to seek other creative avenues. She pulled out some erotic stories that she'd written, but kept hidden for years, and is now
beginning to let them manifest into novels. She's also the author of two e-books on credit and business.
Follow me on Twitter at Abrams Seraphine
Thanks for your interest in my literature. I currently live in California and have been writing for most of my life although this is my first published work. I enjoy to read books in the fantasy genre. My favorite authors are P.C. Cast, Cassandra Claire, Michael Scott, and Stephenie Meyer just to name a few. Mythology and Legends have always captivated me and love to mix them together in my writings.
The idea for Kane And The Elven Realms was first conceived in the fall of 2009. The idea fascinated me for months and so the journey began. This book's characters are extraordinary in that they have the ability to tap into the raw components of Nature (air, earth,water, fire). You will meet Elve ... read more
Kane And The Elven Realms
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Hennessy Henderson is a 20-something bartender from way Down Under. She is currently travelling around the States and Canada, having the time of her life and writing filthy fuck stories. Hennessy loves her dog, her shoes and her wheat beer. More stories will be published soon.
Follow me on Twitter at KieranWaldron2
Kieran Waldron is a researcher on health subjects who lives in the UK. In 2003, he was diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. He was forced to give up his job as a surveyor in the construcion industry the same year when diabetes started to affect his eyesight. After having a dispute with his doctor about how his condition should be treated, he commenced extensive research into the causes and treatment of type 2 diabetes. This led him to the cnclusuion that his condition can be successfully treated by adhering to a strict diet, exercising daily and taking food supplements.
He now trades part-time on online markets; and has continued his research into how health problems such as arthritis, cancer, depression and ... read more
How to Beat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
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Henry E. Scott
Henry (Hank) Scott is a former journalist at newspapers in North Carolina (The Raleigh Times and Charlotte Observer) and Connecticut (The Hartford Courant) and has worked as a business executive at The New York Times (VP New Media/New Products), Out Publishing (President) and Metro New York (Publisher). His "Shocking True Story: The Rise and Fall of Confidential, 'America's Scandalous Scandal Magazine'," was published by Pantheon in 2009. Two novels -- "London Comfort: An American Idol's Dangerous Real World Adventure" and "Lost and Found: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places" are being published by The Pine Forest Press (www.thepineforestpress.com)
London Comfort: From Hollywood to the White House, an American Idol's Dangerous Real World Adventure
Follow me on Twitter at VanessaKEccles
Vanessa K. Eccles has had a writer’s spirit since before she could write. She won her first short story contest and the age of six. She has spent a lifetime developing her skill and love for writing. She completed her first novel Georgia in 2009 and is currently working on her second novel Realm of Desire.
She is an English major at Troy University-Dothan. She lives in Alabama with her husband and their three dogs: Frank, Coco, and Honey. She has a deep love for literature, dogs, travel, and lots of coffee. She enjoys reading historical fiction, Christian fiction/non-fiction, and literary fiction. She writes southern inspired women’s fiction, including historical and paranormal.
Follow me on Twitter at KimberlyDeVaux
Kimberly DeVaux spends her days as a legal aide, and spends her nights as an author of quality erotica. A bisexual twenty-something, Kimberly writes about everything she likes – and she’s always interested in exploring! She lives with her partner in Toronto, Canada.
Follow me on Twitter at snglmaltproof
Having spent the last half-dozen years wandering the country, mostly for work but occasionally just because I wanted to, I finally decided to get off my rear-end and get some of the several million words I've written out into the world. Depending on the success of the first few books I'll be publishing through Smashwords, maybe I'll even get to do this full-time.
I'm a very accessible person, so if you happen to become a fan, feel free to drop me a line any time. You can even write directly to me at wherethemeatcomesfrom (at) gmail (dot) com.
Best of luck to any other erstwhile writers who have found me in this corner of the Internet, and I hope everyone keeps reading.
Follow me on Twitter at Juanita Olson
I have worked as a gas station attendant, cashier, front/back office in doctor's offices, answered phones, substitute teacher, and a second grade teacher. I am the mother of five wonderful grown up kids and they have been pushing me to become serious about my writing. I have entertained my family with my writing for years. The time has come! I am fulfilling the dream I have always had, to become a published writer and e books are a great way to start.
Follow me on Twitter at akjames61
Mandy James, has written since she was a child, but has taken it up seriously in the last five years. In 2010, she had five short stories published in various anthologies, and number six and seven came out in June 2011. One is part of the anthology Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah for Children’s Hospices UK (Bridge House Publishing), and has a foreword by Michael Morpurgo. The other is part of 100 Stories for Queensland, an anthology to raise funds for the survivors of that awful disaster. She also has short stories published online and with Ether Books.
Mandy also writes novels and Righteous Exposure is a thriller/suspense published by Crooked Cat Publishing.http://crookedcatpublishing.com/
As well as entertaining the r ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at meligranalibri
Paolo Fumagalli è nato nel 1981 e fin da bambino ha dimostrato un grande interesse per la letteratura, sia leggendo che scrivendo. La sua passione lo ha portato a laurearsi con lode in Lettere, con una tesi su Aldo Palazzeschi (Il caleidoscopio del poeta: i colori nelle liriche giovanili di Aldo Palazzeschi), ma soprattutto lo ha spinto a dedicarsi con sempre maggior impegno e convinzione alla scrittura di opere narrative, per rispondere alla necessità di dare forma alle creazioni della sua immaginazione, rendendole fruibili e significative anche per le altre persone. Scrive romanzi e racconti, diversi fra loro per generi di appartenenza e atmosfere, ma tutti accomunati dall’intento di far riflettere senza ... read more
La pietra filosofale
Follow me on Twitter at ArmandoAlejandr
The heart and soul of Armando Alejandro Ministries is to witness the power of God transform, heal and awaken the hearts, lives, dreams and visions of young people around the world.
Since 2005 Armando has ministered to and discipled thousands of teenagers. His partnership with the Holy Spirit, his unique charisma and his amazing breakdancing skills have made him a very dynamic and powerful speaker.
How to Double Your Youth Ministry in One Night
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M. Darusha Wehm
M. Darusha Wehm is a two-time Parsec Award finalist and author of the SF novels Beautiful Red, Self Made, Act of Will and The Beauty of Our Weapons. She is also the founder and editor of Plan B Magazine which focusses on short mystery and crime fiction, and curates the photo webzine Spaceships Today.
Her short fiction has appeared in Thaumatrope Magazine, Podioracket’s Glimpses anthology, Luna Station Quarterly, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and been featured in the Toasted Cake and Escape Pod podcasts.
Born and raised in Canada, she currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after sailing down the west coast of the Americas and across the Pacific Ocean with her partner, Steven, on their sailboat, S ... read more
The Beauty of Our Weapons
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Sierra St. Cloud
I grew up interested in sex of all kinds and flavors. Consequently, I discovered my interest in writing sexy erotica stories. I also like to inject just a dash of lightness and humor! If you can't laugh while you get yourself off, where's the fun in that?
Follow me on Twitter at brettjtalley
A native of Alabama, Brett received a philosophy and history degree from the University of Alabama before moving to witch-haunted Massachusetts to attend Harvard Law School. Brett is the author of That Which Should Not Be, winner of JournalStone's 2011 novel contest. He has been published several times in the Absent Willow Review, and his short story, "The Substance of Shadow," won the 2011 Absent Willow Review short story contest. You can follow Brett at www.brettjtalley.com.
Thrice The Brinded Cat Hath Mewed
Follow me on Twitter at NoHuggingNChina
Co-author of the bestselling hit "OLDER WOMEN/YOUNGER MEN: New Options for Love and Romance" (New Horizon Press, September 2000), Felicia Brings has been featured on the Today Show, the Early Show and numerous other national and local TV talk shows. In 2007, Felicia, who was guiding tourists in New York while researching a possible next book, sought to escape the long cold NY Winter by heading to Guangdong Province, where she taught English for six months.
"NO HUGGING IN CHINA" is Felicia's memoir of the comedy of (Communist) errors she encountered there. Today Felicia and her beloved chihuahua Oliver have found permanent relief from icy climes -- not in China but in Florida!
No Hugging In China
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About the Author
I grew up in a small town in Maine and loved books and reading from an early age. On the elementary school playground, I could often be found sitting away from the action with a book in my hands. I was also the kid in class who got in trouble for reading a book in my desk instead of paying attention to the lesson being taught. This quickly evolved into gazing longingly out the window, daydreaming, and making up stories about people who didn’t exist. It only stood to reason that I would go on to be an English major and, later, a librarian.
I live in a small town near San Antonio, Texas with my husband of nearly sixteen years. I have 2 grown children, two “tween” daughters, four incr ... read more
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Leslie V. Ryan
Leslie V. Ryan was born in Japan, and raised in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Japanese Language. Her love for books began when she first started reading at the age of four, and that passion for reading books has now turned into a newfound love of writing them. With her first published work of “I am Flippish!”, Leslie taps into her personal life to help children explore diversity, family and where we really came from – celebrating just how wonderful it is to be different!
Story Behind "I am Flippish!"
Leslie Ryan is Filipino-American and her husband is Irish-American. They have 2 children, ... read more
I am Flippish!
Follow me on Twitter at Word_Woman
Alice Haro is a professional journalist, copywriter and general word-smith, she likes to think that words bend to her will and dance on demand. But, of course they don't; she quite often has to wrestle them into submission, as do most writers if they are honest.
Alice goes to great lengths to carefully research her work, so that you get a genuine and believable experience as a reader.
Maddalena - Mussolini's 'Daughter of the Wolf'
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Nancy Pellicer Dyer
Nancy Pellicer Dyer is of Minorcan descent. Her family is from St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city. She grew up hearing stories of the struggles of her ancestors from her father. Her desire to find the truth behind the folk tales culminated in her desire to share what she had learned in her first novel, The Minorcan Yoke.
Nancy's working career in the communication industry has made it possible for her to be well traveled. She has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in the Mediterranean as well as the U.S.A. At present, Nancy and her husband live near Stafford, Virginia. She is working on a second novel that continues where the first novel, The Minorcan Yoke, leaves off.
The Minorcan Yoke
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For as long as I can remember I've always loved listening to and telling stories. I guess this part of my personality might have been influenced by my Ghanaian heritage because for years stories have been passed down from generation to generation in my culture.
As a young child, I spent most of my time imaging fantasy worlds and characters. At the age of six I started writing down the stories I had in my head, so that I could revisit them at a later date. However, I never showed them to anybody because I was such a private person.
As time passed by, I threw away most of my stories but still the desire to write burned at my very core so I continued to put pen to paper.
I’ve always loved reading. Many a n ... read more
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Trudi L. White is an author and a Next Action Coach. She received her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. In addition to, or perhaps in contrast of her personal spiritual journey she spent over 20 years in Corporate America. She considers herself to be grounded in the practical while having her head in the clouds.
The Goddess Documents
Follow me on Twitter at ldsledge
Author L D Sledge veteran of the U.S. Army He served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps as a trial counsel and a courtroom lawyer for forty more years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Four children, five grandchildren, and loves fishing, motorcycling, travel, reading, writing, playing piano, music, and is a theater performer. He is an American Patriot, a Libertarian and Ron Paul advocate. He authored Dawn's Revenge, a thriller set in the New Orleans French Quarter, and Nimrod's Peril, a quest to rescue a kidnapped travel companion. He lives in Palm Harbor, Florida. See his interesting website and read chapters from all of his work at http://ldsledge.com.
Follow me on Twitter at attitude_media
John F. Groom
John F. Groom has been involved in a wide variety of writing and publishing ventures, both in print and online. Groom's free-lance articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Builder, Export Today and elsewhere. Books he has published have been reviewed favorably by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Orange County Register, and a Fox news program.
What the media has said about Groom's web sites:
CNNfn: "Success caught Groom by surprise, but sometimes even journalists find it satisfying to learn that nice guys can finish first."
Yahoo: "Be sure to contemplate their thought of the day and send in your own good news."
USA TODAY: "Positive Saying of the Day has found a niche in cybers ... read more
Living Sanely in an Insane World: Philosophy for Real People
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Concentration is something that oranges do, so stop trying.
Instead, just listen and feel the natural flow of movement all around you. Then, once you've discovered that you're just a tiny spec in a huge universe and that your existence is really no more important than the leaf that blows gently in the wind beside you or the ant that crawls between your toes, raise your head towards the sky and laugh out loud.
Only then have you discovered meaning.
I do not claim to know much about anything but one thing I know for certain is that the best thing in life is to laugh uncontrollably until a little bit of pee comes out in your pants.
Follow me on Twitter at AeonByte
Miguel Conner is the author of the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism, as well as the sequel to Stargazer, Heretic, released in 2012. His articles, fiction, and reviews have appeared in such publications as Reality Sandwich, The Stygian Vortex, The Gnostic Journal, The Palm Tree Garden, Houston Public News, Mindscape Magazine, The Cimmerian Journal, Examiner and many others. He is the host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, a popular webcast dealing with the ancient mysteries, heretical faiths, and occult ideologies. He is a sought after public lecturer, radio and print guest, as well as a ghostwriter and re-searcher for various novelists, scholars, screenwriters, and secret society leaders. For more informatio ... read more
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Gina Ranalli is an author of horror and bizarro fiction, including the novels "House of Fallen Trees," "Sky Tongues," "Swarm of Flying Eyeballs," "Wall of Kiss," "Chemical Gardens," "Suicide Girls in the Afterlife," and "Mother Puncher." Her short story collection "13 Thorns" (with outsider artist Gus Fink) won the Wonderland Book Award for best collection of 2007.
Her short fiction has appeared in "Bits of the Dead," "Horror Library Vol. 3," "Falling From the Sky," "Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens," "Northern Haunts," "The Dream People," "Dead Science," and "The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange)."
Follow me on Twitter at MaSugar32
Angel A. Walker
ANGEL A.WALKER graduated from Mansfield University, majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. When she’s not writing Angel spends her time with her family and friends. She currently resides in Mansfield Pennsylvania where she is currently working on her Such is Life series.
Such is Life
Follow me on Twitter at Nervosix
I'm a 22 year old guy from Belguim who found a passion for writing some odd years ago. At first I started writing short stories and poetry which I posted on several art websites before finally moving on to books. Ever since, I've been writing and trying to find stories which could be liked by the general public.
Follow me on Twitter at arianna_skye
Arianna Skye is the erotic pen name of paranormal romance author, Sidney Ayers. She loves infusing stories with humor. What would the world be without a little bit of laughter? Arianna writes a plethora of genres, ranging from historical, to paranormal, to contemporary.
A native of Michigan, Arianna still lives in the same town she grew up in. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t seem to get away. Michigan is in her blood, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
To learn more about Arianna/Sidney and her books, you can visit either one of her websites at www.ariannaskye.com or www.sidneyayers.com
Follow me on Twitter at wayken77
A fan of science fiction, I started writing at the age of 15 with short stories and early attempts at novel writing. Humanity: Reunion first began in 2004, but due to circumstances it was put on hold until late 2011. A larger vision for the book began to surface and will eventually lead into a full series, including prequels and sequels.