Jeannette M. Gagan, PhD
Two books I have authored are: JOURNEYING: WHERE SHAMANISM AND SPIRITUALITY MEET and GROW UP YOUR EGO: TEN SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED STAGES TO SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY . Grow Up Your Ego was a FINALIST in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Award Contest and was a WINNER in the self-help category of the prestigious 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award Contest. Soon to be published is my third book: THE PARADOXICAL RETURN OF THE FEMININE: RAISING AWARENESS AND CREATING PEACE.
Janet Garber received a BA from Queens College, NY, in English/French and an MA in English from the University of Rochester. She has had her articles, essays, book and movie reviews and poems published widely in print and online. Her fiction has appeared in a score of literary journals including Forge Literary Journal, Contrapositions and Caesura and in several anthologies. In addition she’s published two books, I Need a Job, Now What? (Silver Lining Books) and more recently, Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager, a fast and funny read. She lives on the outskirts of NYC with her husband two emotionally-challenged rescue cats.
Danica’s Destiny. This is book six of my Destiny Series about Croatian Immigrants in the US early part of the 1900s. This book takes place 1915. Danica runs away from her Texas home and an arranged marriage to find a new life in New Orleans. So far I have won three awards for my 6 books. All my stories a fictionalized facts. I spent time in Jugoslavia when it a communist country and my descriptions of life and people there are authentic. I have been honored to have brunch with one of the Croatian Ambassadors to the US.
Leslie W P Garland
The Norwegian philosopher Arne Ness said, “The best aspect of a book is not the thoughts it contains, but the thoughts it unleashes.” So yes, my stories contain thoughts, but I hope they also unleash the thoughts of my readers. “The Red Grouse Tales” are four tales told in the Red Grouse Inn. They have similar themes running through them – good and evil, philosophy and religion, a sprinkling of fantasy and a good dash of mystery (something like; C S Lewis meets Jostein Gaarder and Henry James? – though comparisons are hard to make) – but are all very different and so should provide something for everyone who likes to think about what they are reading.
The four tales are:- The Little Dog – a story of good and evil, and retribution. The Crow – a poignant tale of misunderstanding, dying, blame and bitterness. The Golden Tup – a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. The White Hart – a happy ghost story, if there can be such a thing! I usually say my stories are for adult readers because they do contain occasional references to sex, sometimes a tiny bit of bad language, and are not “all action” from page 1. However, they ought to be suitable for NA and quite possibly YA as well. Available from Amazon.
Ameliora is a young gray wolf living in a close-knit pack. When a retelling of an ancient myth eerily resembles a horrible recurring nightmare, her world turns upside down as the events of her dreams begin leaking into the waking world. An age-old prophecy given by the spirits of peace and chaos resonates deeply in her soul, and she feels compelled to pursue its pull. As the mysteries slowly unravel, she begins to discover her true nature and must reevaluate who she is and more importantly, her role in the world.
An exciting animal adventure full of mystery and intrigue, The Messenger is a fast-paced coming-of-age tale for readers of all ages.
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.
I am a recovering attorney, aspiring writer. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life is too short to give up on your goals and aspirations. You are never too old to fulfill your dreams. I have a splendidly warped and twisted mind that I especially enjoy using to create disturbing tales of horror. However, I like challenging myself to write stories in other genres, as well. I strive to create characters that are not always likable, but realistic and memorable. I try to write thought-provoking stories. I am most grateful to everyone who gives my stories a try. I welcome honest feedback and constructive criticism.
Nico J. Genes
My name is Nico and, I am a writer and just published my second novel Reverie Girl in The Reverie series. The first one, Magnetic Reverie, has been published in 2017. Besides the novel writing, I am also running a blog where I talk about life issues, trying to be the friend that most everyone would need at a certain point in their life.
Magnetic Reverie – One Woman’s Struggle Between her Dreams and the Reality of Love After Newly Discovering her Sexuality.
Reverie Girl – The Sensual Journey of a Young Woman Falling Madly in Love with The Girl of her Dreams.
Frank Gerace currently teaches English to adult immigrants in New York at a CUNY college. This book “Wake Up your writing: with the Tricks of the Old Pros” moves into the area of style with an examination of the Rhetorical Devices used by classic and modern writers. A previous work, “ESL and Adult Learners of English CAN WRITE RIGHT, contains exercises and answers to stress knowledge of basic grammar, especially the parts of speech and sentence structure, to help new learners move faster towards writing good English. A lighthearted look at the classic rhetorical tricks that can provide inspiration and models to new writers. Fifty examples of the measures used by classical and modern English writers to emphasize and clarify, organize and arrange, and desplay style and personality. Each example has an easy-to-remember modern title as well as the original name given by the ancients. This book is an accessible introduction to good writing, as well as being a valuable aid to your own writing.
Jonah Gibson grew up in a one stoplight town in Western Ohio. Nestled among soy bean fields and overrun with turkey flocks, it had six churches, six taverns, and six gas stations. Jonah got his moral sensibilities in one of the churches, and developed his quirky lens for social observation in the taverns—all six of ’em. Then he gassed up and left town. There are those who think he had to leave town, but there is no real evidence to support this theory. He still looks back fondly.
Jonah currently resides on Florida’s Treasure Coast with his wife and a retired racing greyhound named Bean. He writes mostly comedic thrillers, posts funny blog entries, and tries generally to escape the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ with as many naps as Bean will allow.
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Tragedy, unrelenting guilt, and hostile hallucinations of his dearly departed sister — that’s just typical life for Reuben Radford. That is until one atypical May Day. In the most unlikely of places — the cemetery of their quiet Hampshire town — Reuben meets Maggie Archer. Quirky and spontaneous, she’s like no other woman he’s ever met. By the time they part ways in a promise not to meet again for a year, he knows she could be the love of his life.
There’s just one problem — Reuben and Maggie’s families have left them both with enough emotional baggage to fill a steamship. Not to mention one other little complication— Reuben has a secret. It’s not pleasant. It’s not pretty. And it’s one he’s determined to keep buried at all costs. But if there’s one word to describe Maggie, it’s headstrong. Once she resolves to uncover the truth, she’ll stop at nothing to find it. After all, what does she have to lose? Unlike Reuben, Maggie never believed in love.
Spanning five years of England’s Edwardian era, Across Oceans is the captivating story of first love, lost innocence, and the unexpected moments that change everything. The story will continue in a second novel, Between Rivers.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Kelsey Gietl earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Graphic Design from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and has made a career in fields from event planning and proposal writing to product management and communications. For more information on her books, visit: kelseygietl.com
Thomas Grove, the Dead Football is a tough sport and high school football is tougher than most people imagine: heat, soul-crushing gassers, exhaustion, and corruption are all part of everyday life at Wilson High in the fictional town of Altoona, Texas. The gridiron is where an unexpected struggle begins for Thomas Grove, a quarterback for the Wilson High School team. He and his friend Abel Martin just want and uneventful year, but they are caught in a scandal that threatens their survival on the high school football team. Despite the grueling trials, Thomas and Abel are determined to stay on the team. But someone has to be cut and Coach Bellicose knows exactly who that player should be: Abel Martin, the skinny pain-in-the-ass, Thomas Grove’s best friend. On August 22nd, during a particularly tough practice, Abel Martin collapses, relinquishing one of the coveted spots on the team. But Thomas knows what really happened on the field; it wasn’t just heat exhaustion. He retreats into his own world, dead to all, to figure out how to deal with the cataclysmic events that destroy Abel’s chances of playing football. How can Thomas get through the year without Abel? With the help of Ana, his girlfriend, and a small group of colorful friends, Thomas finds his voice and brings justice to Wilson High.
The Colony, a SciFi-Romance, is a stand-alone novel of Lydia and Jordan. When Lydia is pulled into Jordan’s plane of existence, she finds her immersed in a world controlled by an artificial intelligence, whose sole purpose is to protect the power source that runs the planet. But it does so at the cost of all who live outside of its city. Sheltered in the colony beyond the city’s borders, Lydia is befriended by an advanced race of hunters and warriors, who do all they can to protect her and themselves from the Guardian. To survive in this new world, she must find courage and strength, and learn to face her fears. But to save her soulmate and the colonists from the Guardian, she must overcome those fears and embrace her inner strength.
The first five chapters are free at my website – rmgilmour.wix.com/rmgilmour
When a marriage proposal from a much married 30 year old Raghavendra for 12 year old Krishnaa comes knocking on the door of Gundappa Chowltry, life takes on a dramatic turn for Krishnaa. An official bride-seeing ceremony and a quick peek at the bridegroom seals things and before long Krishnaa finds herself embarking on her new journey with her new husband-a man she barely knows to the temple town of Kumbakonam. What lies in store for Krishnaa in her new house as Raghavendra’s second wife? Where is Raghavendra’s first wife? Read more…..in Krishnaa Queen Bee of No 8 West Iyen Street. A story which traces Krishnaa’s life journey from 1904 to the modern times. Now available on Amazon.in as well as all international Amazon sites.
My extensive career in the motion picture and television industries provided a solid foundation for my novel “Littluns: And the Book of Darkness” My full bio can be found at http://www.littluns.net/pages/about.html?osCsid=781f1bb5d1b5f7544379b463… With the award winning “Littluns” you will discover a very different reading experience; an allegorical story that takes readers from a fantasy to reality and truth. I also color illustrated the novel and printed it on Kodak paper in an epic adventure for all seasons and all reasons for all readers. For “Young Adult” and grown-up reading, but also family friendly, “Littluns” is a book, that is in many ways like experiencing a motion picture, but is a novel that can only be read, and where only READERS can go on this adventure of chance, thrill ride in uncertainty, but hope, where you will also find “Littluns” impossible to predict and full of surprises, while stirring your every emotion. So, experience it for yourself by visiting my BLOG at http://www.littlunsblog.com BLOG: http://www.littlunsblog.com SEE TABS at top of page. This has the most information including buying options, awards, reviews, and articles. WEBSITE: http://www.littluns.net See sample chapter, video, and merchandising, and for purchasing the book. Also on the website you will see why this novel is like experiencing a motion picture, but is a novel that can only be read, and where only READERS can go to experience this one-of-a-kind book. 1. Click on the MAP TAB. 2. Click on any one of the RED stars and it will take you into the map to characters and locations. 3. Return to MAP and repeat steps two and three to see this one-of-a-kind novel that takes readers from fantasy to reality and truth. For young adult and grown-up readers of all ages, finally a novel has come that is more than just a novel – it’s a present-tense journey, adventure, and personal experience like watching a movie, with the reader imagining what things look like between the illustrations. For all seasons and all reasons, Littluns is a most different reading experience.
Olga GOA (Goa is a pen name) always was too attached to literature in her younger years. Her big dream was to share her creativity with a lot of people. She likes to read romance and especially dark romance where things are so close to real life and make the readers sympathize with the book’s heroes. Such genre inspired her to write her first dark romance novel that was published in August 2017 and then the second one that was published in March 2018. In her free time she likes to listen to music or watch movies, play the piano, and enjoy walking in the forest. She also loves traveling around the world, because a new place makes her fantasize and write new plots for upcoming books. She is really passionate about her works and plans to create a lot of stories.
Each night, the devil disguises himself as a crow with one hundred dead horsemen at his command. A man takes a walk around the world with Chance, Fate and Time. Upon his death, a father leaves his murderous son a cursed goblet in his will. A woman must seek the help of a sorcerer, an eagle, a gardener and a witch in order to find the only sword in the world that can slay a king. Blending the magical and the macabre, this collection of stories transports the reader to the worlds of sorcerers, kelpies, wraiths and changelings.
Kathryn Gossow has been writing and publishing short stories and flash fiction in a variety of genres since 2006. Her debut novel Cassandra was published by Odyssey Books in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather and the fortunes of the entire family hinge upon his forecasts. However, her own gift for prophecy remains frustratingly obscure. Attempts to help her family usually result in failure. After meeting with her new, genius neighbour Athena, Cassie thinks she has unlocked the secret of her powers. But as her visions grow more vivid, she learns that the cost of honing her gift may be her sanity. With her family breaking apart, the future hurtles towards Cassie faster than she can comprehend it.
Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Erica understands the difficulty parents have finding time and ways to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books, Talking Tales. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.
Melissa A. Graham
Deny the Moon: A Wolfblooded Series novel
Harley Rayne, an extraordinarily ordinary and forgotten young woman, wants two simple things: For her family to acknowledge her existence, and to be important to someone.
When Frank Essex—a wild, sexy, and often volatile flavor of trouble—happens to come into her life and be everything she thinks she needs, Harley finally feels like more than a piece of furniture. Frank not only sees her, he needs her. No one has ever needed her before.
But Frank has a secret; the same secret her family has protected her entire life.
That secret comes out when he sheds his sheep’s clothing to reveal the wolf within. The man she loves is a violent, sadistic monster, and he doesn’t take rejection easily. This time, Harley discovers running away won’t be as easy as it was before. Especially when Frank isn’t the only one hunting her down.
In Hilligoss, a tired man searches for a son, a flamingo enthrals the night, and fireworks light up the lost. In these stories and more, Rusticles offers a meandering tour through backroads bathed in half light, where shadows play along the verges and whispers of the past assault daydreams of the present. Walk the worn pathways of Hilligoss.
When you can no longer run away from your destiny, you have only one choice……face it! Xian with the help of Michael, an angel sent to be her trainer, finally learns what the dreams and visions were preparing her for. Now with the ability to see behind the veil separating the physical from spiritual world, she learns how to hone her given skills to fight the demons that are out for blood. Question is, does she have what it takes and can she not be distracted by the undeniable attraction to Michael? Could he be attracted to her too?
I’m a stay at home dad and science fiction/fantasy/horror writer. My contemporary fantasy novel, ‘Legend and Lore: In Human Skin’, is the first in a trilogy about a company called ‘Lore’, which sells mythological creatures to the elite. It’s told from the point of view of damaged young recruit Lincoln Sayer, and follows his discovery of the company’s darkest secrets. As a writer I love to walk the line between fear and wonder- something I think Stephen King does especially well.
Janet Leigh Green
My first book, Unspeakable Acts, was published last year. I am currently working on a rewrite and re-edit, due to poor editing.The book is still available on amazon, but I hope to re-release later thus year. Book-2, Despicable Witch, is a work in progress, I have around 60k works so far. These are a part of the McQueen Investigation Series. There will be 4 books in the series.
“Some people have a disposition for the macabre. Some prefer fantasy to an unfulfilling existence. Some find that a single moment injects itself into their lives repeatedly until all they live for is that moment. Is that me?” In this extraordinary thriller a man with an unnatural obsession is in pursuit of his perfect victim. A chance encounter with a young woman then challenges his patience, perspective and strict lifestyle. Misunderstandings transform the relationship between two unique characters while they both face danger neither suspect. This disconcerting story will provoke your emotions as the killer’s personality is revealed and his victim’s plight is uncovered.
Denise uses her unconventional life experiences and intuitive understanding of people to create unique characters and their stories. She lives with her husband and son on the fringe of an old mill-town situated at the western slopes of the UK South Pennines which provides a rich source of inspiration for her writing.
If you’d like to try magical realism (not pure fantasy, but realism with mystical elements), you might like my debut novel, The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman. It’s on the literary side, sort of a gritty, Harry Potter Western, and with more depth. It has won 22 awards to far, ranging from YA to adult categories–including Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year. (awards on website).
Summary: Through friendship with otherworldly beings, a disabled boy discovers miraculous powers his kinfolk refuse to recognize.
Bio: Robin Gregory, author, screenwriter, and poet, studied Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford Writer’s Workshop. She co-wrote the screenplay for The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, her debut novel, which is currently in development as a feature film. She lives on the California Coast with her husband and son.
Growing up in rural Western Australia does weird things to a girl. Least it did to me. My stories are varied and strange and not for everyone, but are loved by those who have read them. I’m 36 and currently living in Perth. I’ve been writing since I was eleven, first as a hobby, and now as therapy. I’m kind of addicted to words and more addicted to writing than anything else.