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.
Kate Rauner writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, Congress said so) from years in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she’s now a volunteer firefighter on the edge of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest and well on her way to becoming an eccentric old woman.
Would you join a near-future colony on Mars? Emma may regret her one-way trip with the first twelve settlers – an eclectic group of volunteers. She hopes to explore the Red Planet in her robotic walkabout suit, but something’s gone terribly wrong in the colony. Friends die and the team is falling apart. They came to build a home, but can they even survive? Glory on Mars – first book in the On Mars series.
Hi, I’m Tim Rees. My background is BBC drama and before that the military. You can read about my life in the army in my memoir, In Sights: The Story Of A Welsh Guardsman, published by The History Press in 2013.
I left the BBC to focus on writing my own scripts and ended up writing the novel first so my story is set firmly on the page – my experience with the BBC taught me scripts are rewritten and change from the original script due to budgets, director’s idea’s and perspectives and then the actors come in with their own ideas on the character they’re playing. Making a film is an intensely creative process and it is a process I love, but after finishing my first novel, which is Raw Nerve, I knew I’d been born to be a novelist first and foremost, mainly because the creative intensity is doubled and my relationship with the characters is so much more real than working on a script where it’s necessary to leave it to the director and actors to flesh-out character.
I realised indie publishing is now at a professional standard and want to be a part of this new revolution. So now I’ve recently republished Raw Nerve to add to Delphian and WTF.
G. A. Renteria
Hello, my name is Gabriel Renteria. I’m a debut author trying to get some traction in the whole self-published world and I’m hoping that you’ll help me. Right now I’m a fantasy author, but I plan to branch out into other genres of fiction once I finish my first series.
The Kingdom of Candrama has but one fatal flaw and after Sehren makes a grave mistake it is threatened to be revealed in full. Suddenly, he’s backed against a wall with a hard choice before him: Either succumb to the insidious machinations of the underworld of Isle or break free of the webs woven around him.
James Maddox must face the demons of his past and question everything he thought was real; even his own memory.
James was used to living without emotion after losing his Emilia unexpectedly; he gave up on happiness the day she died. His plans for their future, of marriage and kids, died right along with her. He preferred feeling numb, rather than feeling the pain of losing his dreams. That all changed the day he received an anonymous letter in the mail with just three words: I am innocent.
James began dreaming of Emilia that same night. However, his dream quickly becomes his nightmare as she haunts his sleep, demanding he knows the truth, that he faces the unseen. And what is hidden threatens to change James’ life forever.
Joannes Rhino was born in Indonesia in 1980.
He was educated at the local state school until graduation in 1998 and continued to study in Hospitality University. He was then employed by a financial company, where he began to receive many awards related with customer satisfaction. Having been working the same routine for years, he started to write a novel to kill the time. Finally, his first novel “Etzhara” was published by the biggest traditional publisher in Indonesia and made him one of the best young writers under thirty at Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2009. Feeling confident with the writing skill he has, he published the second novel in the same year by another traditional publisher in Jakarta. He then began to receive many invitations to attend book signings, talk shows, radio interviews, and other literature activities. This second novel made him an overnight success.
During his journey in Australia, he had written three books and self-published them. This huge change made him an international author. However, this achievement did not stop him from pursuing his literature obsessively. He is now working freelance as a Bali Content Editor, Ghostwriter, Copywriter, Scriptwriter and Freelance Writer.
He is based in no place, as he is still in a search for a place to be called “home”.
“Miriamne the Magdala” tells the richly detailed story of an ancient Jewish family in crisis. When twelve-year-old Miriamne and her 13-year-old long-lost cousin Yeshua are unexpectedly reunited, sparks fly. But the grave illness of a parent causes turmoil and anxiety within the two related Houses, especially for Yeshua who recognizes that his earthly Mission is fast upon him and his miraculous powers are growing out of control. As the life-and-death situation escalates, he begins to question his allegiance to his Divine Father while Miriamne finds herself torn between her newfound love for Yeshua and her premonitions about his unimaginable fate.
Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Not long ago, a new species of humans with a unique set of cells called variants were born into this world. Now, they suffer many challenges such as fitting into society and obtaining work.
Meg and Jamie are variants and after receiving a job at an abnormal hotel with a recently deceased manager, their lives get even more difficult. The supervisor is unlike any variant they’ve ever met. Secrets are being kept from them, while criminals are being drawn to them.
Nothing makes sense to them as they are currently trapped within the confines of Claude’s Hotel.