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.
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.