Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter at christinebrae
Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. Christine currently has three books in publication, The Light in the Wound and His Wounded Light (2013) as well as Insipid (2014). Her fourth book, In This Life is scheduled for release in January, 2016.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.
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Jack McDaniel is a writer and artist whose essays have appeared in various places online and in print, including: Tiny Lights, Technorati and Storybook. He currently lives in Colorado with his teenage daughter where he owns and operates Impress Design
The Rhinoceros Is Eating S'ghetti
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Aaron de Orive
A graduate of the University of Texas' film program, Aaron de Orive began his professional writing career in the video game industry, serving as a lead or senior writer on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also the creator of the fantasy role-playing game SHARD: World of the False Dawn. Blade Singer is his first novel. Aaron lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and two very spoiled terriers.
Follow me on Twitter at marthawells1
Martha Wells is the author of over a dozen fantasy novels, including The Cloud Roads, The Wizard Hunters, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as the YA fantasies, Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World. She has had short stories in Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Stargate Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and in the anthologies Elemental, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, The Other Half of the Sky and nonfiction in Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, Chicks Unravel Time, and The Kobold Guide to Magic. She has also written media-tie-ins, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary, Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement, and Star Wars: Razor's Edge.
Follow me on Twitter at apetbanana
Othen Donald Dale Cummings was raised in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. He attended Pryor High School and started working his first job at the age of 16 for Arby's Roast Beef.
Recently his mother suffered a stroke during a major surgery. While staying with his mom he began writing and illustrating short stories with her to keep her mind active and help her with speech therapy.
The first was a story about a man named Wendall and his amazing ever growing beard! The second became a rhyme/story titled A Pet Banana.
A few years later he self published these stories and others under the moniker A Pet Banana Production.
He also enjoys writing poetry and has recently self published some of his early work.
Shapes Las Formas
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Ralph L. Simone
Ralph L. Simone is an international management consultant specializing in Total Quality Management and Organizational Development and Change. For the past ten years he has been president of Productivity Leadership Associates, a national coaching and consulting organization. For the past twenty years he has also been president of Simone & Associates, a local management consulting firm. In addition to development and facilitation of TQM and OD interventions, he is responsible for marketing, delivery, and developing associations with other business advisers in order to provide optimum breadth and depth of services to clients.
As a consultant and senior associate for Coopers & Lybrand, MCS (Syracuse, NY), Mr. Sim ... read more
The Daily Retweet: 365 Days of 140-Character Wisdom for Leadership and Personal Development
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Pierre Puccio, 53 ans, Jésus Résurrection Astrale 2013. C’est sans doute cette évolution tendant à atteindre un magnétisme astral, non astronomique, mais un magnétisme cosmique, qui opéra dans le corps du Christ, une transformation, non plus en chair vivante, mais en chair astrale. - Très jeune, j'ai expérimenté la sortie astrale ou dédoublement du corps éthérique. De ce fait, ma vie s'est orientée un peu malgré moi, vers une recherche dans des domaines que l'on qualifierait irrationnels, et par peur de l'inconnu. Selon des convictions personnelles et sans idées arrêtées, je me suis intéressé plus particulièrement aux phénomènes d'apparitions du Christ ainsi qu'à la Résurrection, dont ... read more
Jesus-Christ ce que l Eglise ignore ..
Follow me on Twitter at AshleyNChappell
Ashley Chappell is the author of the young adult fantasy Dreams of Chaos series (Alice Will, Tilt and A God of Gods) which has been hailed by readers as “Darker and more entertaining than the Heroes of Olympus Series.” The series is set in the sentient god-universe Chaos where a teenage goddess is forced to contend with the destructive habits of her dysfunctional godly elders.
Upcoming releases include Of War and Taters (World Castle Publishing), an irreverent paranormal romp set in the fictional deep south; The Hotting, a Dreams of Chaos spinoff adventure for younger readers; and The Editors, a new adult urban fantasy. Other works in progress also include outlining the script for her first comic The Harro ... read more
The Firefly Paradox
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Alicia Emamdee is the founder of For She Is Beautiful, LLC, a website dedicated to empowering and inspiring women, teen girls and girls of all ages. It provides information on building self-esteem, staying positive and believing in yourself. Alicia has an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and has over eight years experience working with children and adolescents. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, she worked as a Child and Family Therapist for two years at a mental health agency in South Florida. Due to an illness called fibromyalgia, however, she was forced to stop working in the counseling field but is finally living out her dream of writing inspirational and motivational books with her first young ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at Joe_Duarte
Joe Duarte is a classically trained journalist who after being downsized from his Canada-wide media company decided that fiction might be his calling. The characters in his stories are all fictional, although they are created from bits and pieces of people who have crossed his path in life. They’re bound to have some minor resemblance to people in real life, but they’re also likely to be completely different in other ways.
Feel free to convey your pleasure or displeasure with his stories here or at your favourite retailer. As a long-time journalist, Joe has developed thick skin so all feedback (nasty or sycophantic) will be treated with equal indifference, but other readers will enjoy your opinions. The on ... read more
One Last Time
Follow me on Twitter at CatGerlach
Katharina Gerlach was born in Germany in 1968. She and her three younger brothers grew up in the middle of a forest in the heart of the Luneburgian Heather. After romping through the forest with imagination as her guide, the tomboy learned to read and disappeared into magical adventures, past times, or eerie fairytale woods.
She didn’t stop at reading. During her training as a landscape gardener, she wrote her first novel, a manuscript full of a beginner’s mistakes. Fortunately, she found books on Creative Writing and soon her stories improved. For a while, reality interfered with her writing but after finishing a degree in forestry and a PhD in Science she returned to her vocation. She likes to write Fant ... read more
Characters in Swordplay
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C P Sennett
C P Sennett is a multi award winning business owner, trainer and author based in Suffolk, England.
His latest work a crime/thriller called The Plague Doctor is out in print and eBook now. He writes business related e-books and is the author of a well received short Sci-Fi series called The Squad B Archives, free on this site.
He has a range of interested including martial arts, psychology and he also does a lot of community fund raising projects around the Ipswich area.
The Plague Doctor
Follow me on Twitter at aliterationmag
A Literation is a grassroots electronic literary magazine founded by a handful of bloggers who met on Tumblr.
The journal is aimed at spotlighting the dynamic and diverse community of writers and artists on Tumblr and to bring them to the attention of not just other Tumblr users, but to all literary channels—both traditional and non-conventional.
A Literation hopes to facilitate the continued integration of “Internet Art” into the literary community, while innovating new and provocative forms of literature and providing subscribers and contributors alike an opportunity to participate in what is truly a joint venture between the reader and the writers.
A Literation: T:LDR
Follow me on Twitter at LJGomezWriter
L. J. Gomez is a cypher, constantly recreating himself and sheeting his old skin.
He is a citizen of the world and has, what he considers, “a storage space worth of useless data”, interesting facts that can only serve as arsenal for a writer and nothing more.
Short and simple, like he says: “You bought the book and the writer... who gives a damn about his life’s story.”
For more information regarding L. J. Gomez, or simply to find out when his next book is coming out, check out:
The Wraith of The Obelisk
Follow me on Twitter at eternallynow
Lynn Wood writes about the intersection of the supernatural with everyday life. Where does reality end and fantasy begin? What is truth? What is faith? The Awakening Series tells the story of a young woman's discovery of a past life, a past love, an ancient enemy, and a people who await her return to rescue them from a threatening darkness. Written for a young adult audience, the story will appeal to all readers who enjoy the majesty of an epic fairytale, the eternal struggle between good and evil, and a love story that spans millennia. The Firstborn Series explores the eternal connection between angels and mankind. The Archangel Michael and his fallen brother Lucifer, share their opposing views on man's ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at MissyKierstead
I plan to live forever in the alternate universe of my own creation between the ages of 39 and 40 years old. It's the time where I found my love of writing, and I think I'll live there for a while.
After being a single mom for a long time, I'm finally free. As free as they'll allow me to be between phone calls asking for money, babysitting and "Mom, I need you to do ___ for me."
This leaves me time to figure out who I am and what I want in my life. Things I should have figured out in my early 20s around diaper changes and middle of the night feedings. But who could think straight back then? We were all lucky to make it through alive.
Follow me on Twitter at bloodpuzzle
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Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area, Kristina is a professional marketing manager by day and an author/editor by night. She lives with her husband and their two sons. Safer Outside was inspired by the song bruises by Train and is the first book in the Outside Series.
Follow me on Twitter at AimeeImbeau
I am a woman of God, wife, mother, teacher, author, blogger, speaker...the list goes on! My desire and prayer is to see women find the spiritual freedom that Christ shed His precious blood for (Galatians 5:1). Some key areas of my ministry are:
Finding freedom in Christ.
Dealing with past wounds.
Dealing with childhood wounds.
Understanding the work of the Cross.
Healing of the heart through the Holy Spirit.
I also enjoy speaking on topics such as:
parenting/discipling our children
marriage - reflecting the gospel in marriage
the Word of God
Living the Christian life
Hold Fast: A 30-Day Devotional
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Little is known about Ian William as he is a secretive person and a bit of a recluse.
Follow me on Twitter at writerjimmy
Jim Tortolano is a professor at Golden West College in California. He recently was editor and publisher of the Garden Grove Journal community newspaper. His journalism career included writing and editing for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Orange County Evening News and Los Angeles Times. Additionally, he served for seven years in the California State Military Reserve (reserve to the National Guard) in the public affairs section, rising to the rank of staff sergeant. He is married and living in his hometown of Garden Grove. His interests include history (especially military and local history), politics and film, as well as writing and reading.
No Justice: Adventures of the Black Dog
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Kaye Skellington, also known as the incredibly hot demoness avatar DireLilith, is an established writer and artist who has delved into erotica and adult artwork and literature for more than ten years. Her ability to be prolific is only topped by her desire to be devious. Pleasing fans is a past time for this sexy lady, and their generosity in turn helps her to thrive and come alive through text and image!
The Spy Who Blew Me (Sexy Spy Fantasy)
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Paul and his wife decided to found a company in 2013 dedicated to eBook technology for authors and publishers—BB eBooks—so that Paul could get a work permit. When not conducting business he enjoys watching TV, reminiscing on his younger years, and spending time with his family. He has only been deported from Thailand once.
Front Matter, Back Matter, and Metadata
Follow me on Twitter at joeysnotes
She graduated from the University of the Philippines-Baguio and has been teaching Biology, Elementary Science and Chemistry since her graduation. She enjoys eating, reading, writing and most especially, eating.
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William E. Thomas
William Edward Thomas
2nd September 1925 - 19th February 2014
William was born in West London in 1925. He left The Brompton Oratory School when he was 14 and started work as a messenger at the BBC. When war broke out, his mother insisted he left central London and went to work with his father at a factory in Harrow. While still a teenager, William joined the army and was soon recruited in to the parachute regiment. By the time peace had been declared in Europe in May 1945, he had been “dropped” in to a number of key battles and become a much decorated soldier. He was still only 19 years old.
Following the war, William served in Palestine until 1948.
He has always believed passionately that education lead ... read more
It Never Was You
Follow me on Twitter at cliffirving
Hello. I’m Clifford Irving. I was once on the cover of Time Magazine, and Hollywood made a movie about part of my life. Richard Gere played me, however inaccurately.
I traveled twice around the world before most people living in it today were born, stood guard in an Israeli kibbutz, crewed on a 56' three-masted schooner that sailed the Atlantic from Mexico to France, smuggled whisky from Tangier to Spain, and one spring I lived on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir from where I rode horseback intoTibet.
Growing up in Manhattan, I studied painting at the High School of Music & Art. At Cornell University I chased beautiful but unconquerable Ivy League coeds, rowed on the crew, and dreamed of becoming a great ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ZenMysteries
Nancy O’Hara is a meditation coach in real life who kills people in her fiction. She is the author of six books on the subject of mindfulness and meditation, including the bestselling Find a Quiet Corner, and two novels in the Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery series. Along with her writing, Nancy shares her experience through her Mindful Life Coaching practice, meditation classes, workshops, and retreats. She lives in New York City with her perfectly imperfect husband, trees outside her windows and noisy upstairs neighbors.
Follow me on Twitter at StephanieWilli5
My name is Stephanie Williams. I am a native to Los Angeles, born 48 years ago. I am a full-time home business owner in the export/import trade as well as a contract Purchasing Agent for a medical facility. I enjoy opera, classical music and am a huge history buff. Reading is my passion and it is not unusual for me to read a book a week, whether it’s War in Peace or short stories of Poe and of course romance and erotica. I’ve traveled extensively and it's not unusual to find me celebrating Christmas in the Land Down Under with a Shrimp on the Barbie.
Follow me on Twitter at MarionChadwick
Marion Chadwick Lanier is a writer of short fiction and fantasy. He lives in central Georgia with his wife and four kids. When he's not working or writing, he bounces erratically between one of his favorite hobbies; reading, video games, and anime.
Fragments of Fantasy
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Alistair was born and raised in Texas, and has a life long love of history, fantasy, and tabletop gaming. He now uses his experience in all of the above to craft tales that seek to combine the classic fantasy tropes with something new and hopefully enticing.
When he's not writing, reading history or gaming, he can usually be found enjoying and tending to his gardens, for which he has great adoration but sadly little talent. He is, however, fortunate to live in a climate where virtually anything will grow despite his best efforts to mess it up.
Follow me on Twitter at KTankersley
K.S. Tankersley has been a teacher and school administrator for over 30 years. She has worked tirelessly to help children succeed academically as well as be fit and healthy. She is a grand-mother of 5 and proud "mom" to two beautiful yorkies. She loves to read and travel whenever possible. She also enjoys writing and sharing the knowledge she has gained on many topics over the years.
Amazingly Awesome Snails!
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Kathleen Kaska is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, travel articles, and stage plays. She has just completed her most challenging endeavor, The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story, a true tale about Audubon ornithologist Robert Porter Allen whose mission was to journey into the Canadian wilderness to save the last flock of whooping cranes before encroaching development wiped out their nesting site, sending them into extinction. Published by University Press of Florida, the book was released on September 2012.
Kathleen also writes the award-winning Sydney Lockhart mystery series set in the 1950s when women were caught between the dichotomy of career and marriage; when fashion exploded ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at ShortenTheGap
Mark Lack is the Founder and CEO of The Peak Performance Club, which is The Nation's Preeminent Coaching Company for Young Adults and Young Entrepreneurs. Mark is an author, speaker, and peak-performance coach who specializes in helping people overcome their fears, self-doubts, and perceived limitations holding them back from making their life a masterpiece. Having invested over $500,000 in his own personal and professional growth, today Mark shares his strategies and proven success process to help young adults and young entrepreneurs achieve their full potential in a fraction of the time it normally takes. Mark is the author of the book SHORTEN THE GAP - Shortcuts to Success and Happiness, which has been endo ... read more
Shorten The Gap - Short Cuts to Success and Happiness
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Brian Alan Ellis
Brian Alan Ellis edits the literary journal Tables Without Chairs, and is the author of three novellas, two short-story collections, a forthcoming novel, and a book of humorous non-fiction. His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, DOGZPLOT, Connotation Press, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Literary Orphans, The Collapsar, Heavy Feather Review, People Holding, The Next Best Book Blog, jmww, Talking Book, Lost in Thought, Hypertext, Electric Literature, and Atticus Review, among other places. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Loco Mask II
Follow me on Twitter at jaykellymiles
I am a wife, mother of two teenage boys, and a published indie author. I live in Tennessee, just a few miles from my childhood home. Writing stories has always been a dream of mine until one day I decided to bite the bullet and just do it! I'm so thankful that I did!
Writing is therapeutic. It's a release. It's artistic and creative. It's a lot of things and I enjoy every minute of it. Maybe not the editing.... okay, definitely not the editing, but the whole process, from the moment an idea forms in my head and then finally graces the pages of a manuscript, feels so freeing to me.
I love characters. I love building and creating them into relatable persons that everyone can attest to either knowing, or bei ... read more
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Laura J. N. Dawson
I live in Staten Island with my boyfriend Bernardo. I have always worked in the book industry – in my latest incarnation I am Product Manager for Identifiers at Bowker. Everything else (number of children living at home, pets) is subject to change.
The Place Where I Come From
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Writing from an early age, I always wanted to write my own novels. Recently I become the author of a comic book series called Spirit Knight and write movie reviews and tv blogs for Reelfans.com. I have also written a book about building a personal bocce court that has sold over 400 copies. I've always been fascinated with Cryptozoic creatures and the paranormal.
Follow me on Twitter at LadyDianaStarr
Diana R. Starr
Diana Starr is an English Literature major, a book lover, a domestic goddess, a techie geek, a dedicated wife and a mother of two amazing little boys. Diana considers herself a social activist entrepeneur whose goal is to change the world, even if it's in a small way every day. Diana lives in Los Angeles and homeschools her two brilliant boys. You can find out more about her at www.dianastarr.biz
The Unexpected Homeschooler: Anxiety and the Gifted Child
Follow me on Twitter at MittyWalterz
Yes, Mitty Walters is a pen name. It's a tribute to the classic, not the recent. When I read that story, I was a homeless teenager who was never sure where he would be sleeping the next night. I had an instant connection with Walter Mitty. But I always felt like his dark reflection. Walter's wild fantasy life helped him to escape his boring reality. But my fantasy was just to have a boring reality.
Too bleak? Fine.
The truth is I joined the Merchant Marines when I was fifteen. When they asked for ID, I gave them my dead cousin's birth certificate. Next thing I knew I was on a bus headed to Savannah. When I hopped my first freighter, my heart was filled with all kind of romantic notions. But three straight d ... read more