I’m an independent author with one book of fiction, two poetry books, and a collection from my blog: https://itisallconnected.wordpress.com/
Bio: I am a husband and father of six children. I have spent the past 20 years in education as a high school English teacher, coach, professional developer, and college instructor. My writing often reflects my own life experiences as well as my personal observations of the world around us.
Trishna Damodar is a Woman of the world. She has spent her life in various cities in India and abroad. Travelling, food and dance are her hobbies, and these reflect in her work.
She started her career off as a Hotelier. After parting ways with the industry, poetry and stories engulfed her world. From 2012 till date she has published two poetry books (Mind & Heart Speak Words Volume I and II) and a novel (Bag Exchange), and continues to write new stories.
The time that her words help people in a small manner, is when she will consider herself as a successful author.
About Bag Exchange:
It’s an exchange of emotions,
An understanding of oneself,
A journey of many,
Linked together to produce the titillating story, ‘Bag Exchange’.
Erin Geil Podunk Moon is an anthology of one girl’s poetry from the ages of twenty to thirty-four, starting from recent to yesteryear. The strengths of an educated honed craft unraveling into the words of an inexperienced ingénue dabbling with words and hormonal feelings. Poems followed by a 90 page long excerpt of the soon to be published suspense novel The Great American.
Andrea McKenzie Raine
Andrea McKenzie Raine was born in Smithers, BC and grew up in Victoria, BC where she still resides. She was enrolled in the Creative Writing program and earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Victoria in 2000, and completed a post-degree Public Relations certificate program. She has attended the successful Planet Earth Poetry reading series (formerly known as Mocambopo) in Victoria, BC since 1997, and participated in the Glenairley writing retreats led by Canadian poet and novelist Patrick Lane in Sooke, BC. In 2005, she published her first book of poetry, titled A Mother’s String, through Ekstasis Editions. Her poetry has also appeared in Mocambo Nights, Canadian Literature journal, Quills, Borderlines anthology (Ascent Aspirations magazine), Tempus anthology (Rubicon Press), Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press), Tongues of Fire anthology, and several Glenairley chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane (Leaf Press). She has also written book reviews and articles for local magazines, celebrating the work of her peers. Andrea is also the fiction editor of the BC Federation of Writers’ WordWorks magazine. She lives with her husband and two young sons and, by day, is employed as a correspondence writer for the provincial government. Turnstiles is her debut novel published by Inkwater Press. She also published her second novel, A Crowded Heart, through Inkwater Press, which is a prequel to Turnstiles.
Lisa C Miller
“Godly Inspirations for the Troubled Soul” and “Inspirations from Heaven’s Gate” are poetry books written to reveal the beauty of life and simplicity of Christ to the ordinary person, the disconnected, the broken and lost souls of humanity. They bring hope and encouragement for daily living. Bible verses are sprinkled throughout the pages of these books to show people the treasure they really are and the promise of another day.
Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight
Rife with existential ponderings, lyrical flights of fancy, comic situations, socio-political commentary, and striking imagery, the poems offer a wide range of styles and subject matters. They also comment on the way even the most delicate and majestic of us tend to be drawn, willy-nilly, towards the crooked moonlight. The collection is obtaining great reviews at Amazon.com, where readers have referred to the book as “a truly impressive collection,” “a fascinating example of the whimsy & folly of the Human Literary Condition,” and “Edgar Allen Poe with balls.”
J. L. O’Rourke is the pen-name of Jenner Lichtwark. Jenner writes contemporary murder mysteries, urban fantasy, stories for children and rambling freeform poems. After the Christchurch earthquakes she quit her regular job to establish Millwheel Press Ltd, publishing her own works and offering editing advice and assistance to other writers. When not writing, Jenner enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage-manager. She lives on a peaceful olive grove in North Canterbury.
‘Beyond Rock Bottom’ is a tale of love, loss, and healing. The book is an anthology of Kara Petrovic’s experiences with mental illness and how it’s affected her ability to love, be loved, and experience love. It’s a story of healing and finding strength and love within oneself. While dark, there is an underlying optimism behind every poem.
Joanne Van Leerdam
In addition to writing poetry and short stories, Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company.
Her hobbies include reading, music, travel and photography.
Joanne loves travelling, and has visited many places in Australia as well as holidaying in New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Canada at different times.
Poetry: Leaf, Nova, Stained Glass.
Short Stories: New Horizons
Theatre/Drama: The Shakespeare Omelette