Bryce Raffle writes steampunk, horror, and fantasy. He was the lead writer for Ironclad Games’ multiplayer online game Sins of A Dark Age and is the founder of Grimmer & Grimmer Books. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk, Denizens of Steam and Den of Antiquity. His short story, The Complications of Avery Vane, was awarded Best Steampunk Short in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in 2016. He lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, where he works in the film industry.
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.
Rajamanickam Antonimuthu is Founder of QualityPoint Technologies, an Information Technology Company Established in 2008. He is interested in writing about Software Development, Latest Technology Developments and Motivational Stuff. He is running motivational website TheQuotes.net and a YoutTube Channel “QualityPointTech” for giving latest technology news. Books: 1. Motivation from TheQuotes.Net – Inspirational Quotes To Get You Motivated Positively 2. How to Earn from YouTube Videos?: My Experience with YouTube 3. Software Testing and QTP Automation See them at https://www.amazon.com/Rajamanickam-Antonimuthu/e/B00C4Q0CZQ/
Rajapakse explores identity, values and women’s role in society through the poems in Chant of a Million Women. She also looks at the concepts of beauty and the standards imposed on women to conform. Some of the poems are hard hitting and take on subjects that are uncomfortable to talk about like rape, female gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks about power and the quiet force that keeps half the world moving even when there is no hope. The language is simple yet the thoughts and ideas are not. They rise from the depth of our very being to swirl through the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created within the covers. There is magnificence and strength juxtaposed with violence and weakness as are other opposites such as the divine and human frailty. These poems are like a breath of fresh air, provoking, mesmerizing and entertaining.
At our core is a chant, soft, like the susurrus of leaves only breezes understand. Sometimes it opens lips to sing like gurgling waters meandering from here to there, to wherever it flows, or the soft tread of footfalls on the path outside. But sometimes, it’s a roar so loud thunder stops in its tracks in awe.
Shirani Rajapakse is an internationally published, award winning poet and author. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories, Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award. Rajapakse’s work appears in many literary journals and anthologies around the world. Rajapakse read for a BA in English Literature from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and has a MA in International Relations from JNU, India. Connect with her on social media. Follow her on facebook.com/shiranirajapakseauthor/, twitter.com/shiraniraj, linkedin.com/in/shiranirajapaks, pinterest.com/shiraniraj/, instagram.com/shiranirajapakse/ and visit her site at shiranirajapakse.wordpress.com
If I couldn’t read and write, I wouldn’t be able to breathe… I’ve written some erotica novellas and 2 paranormal (historical) romance novels but my heart is really set on YA Fantasy.
My name is Alexa Randolph. I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. I love reading, writing, event planning, traveling, drinking wine, netflixing and my dream job is to be a motivational speaker along with my novels.
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.
The Ravenscroft Book of Horror Stories
Six macabre, malevolent and murderous tales from the pen of Peter Ravenscroft.
Dare you encounter…
The electrifying terror of a séance in “The Freshers’ Phantom”?
Celebrity infatuation taken to gruesome extremes in “An Evening With The Stars”?
The grotesque sibling rivalry of “Rose”?
Revenge and retribution in “Way Off Track”?
A father’s haunting grief in “For Bradley: In Memoriam”?
The dark selfishness of childhood in “The Free Gift”?
Six tales to freeze the blood on dark winter nights!
Praise for Peter Ravenscroft
“Ravenscroft recounts his tales with erudition and classical flair”
“An Edgar Allan Poe of our time”
Waking up in a desolate cell, Gaia realizes she has been kidnapped by a human trafficking organization, doomed to be sold to the highest bidder and unable to remember anything before her capture. An opportune rescue by Raoul, the Prince of Kayamato, saves her from a gruesome future, and throws her into a world of luxury and privilege. As she struggles to regain her memory, Gaia learns that her rescue was no accident and finds herself in even more danger. Fighting for sanity and survival, she works to unravel the truth behind her capture, each revelation more shocking than the last. The intricate web of deceptions spun around her will shatter her world, leaving her unsure if she will ever trust again.
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.
Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama, but grew up in a small community just on the edge called Madison. His writing career began during a boring math class in college and has blossomed over the last couple of decades into something decidedly not boring. His works have been published in numerous zines including The Blotter, Chantwood, Yellow Chair Review, and The Writers Drawer. Stephen has also reviewed books for Oxford University Press, including Micheal Newtons Victorian Fairy Tales.
D J Reid
Shadowfest is a dark epic fantasy thriller set in an imagined ancient Celtic world. It’s suitable for adults both young and old. It’s Summer’s End in the Holy City, where nobody and nothing are quite what they seem. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator set out to hunt down a malevolent spirit. But darker forces are plotting to seize power. Morven the Mage’s quest for revenge nine years earlier will come back to haunt everyone. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest – the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? She’s about to find out.
I grew up in Charleston, SC. My first job when I was 16 was working a movie theater, and it was an experience that changed my life. Thus, this is where my first novel comes from. Before Russell heads off to Southern California for college in the Fall, he must get through the summer of 1999 while working at a movie theater in Charleston, South Carolina, where it’s anything but just tearing tickets and shovelling popcorn. It’s a wild world of sex, drugs, and 35mm film that the charismatic and enigmatic Shaw is more than willing to provide to the soon-to-be freshman.
I refer to The Rumors of My Demise as a Cinematic Novel. That’s because this isn’t written like a traditional novel. That’s not the writer I am anymore. I wanted to explore writing in a style that was a hybrid of screenplay and prose.
Richard Rensberry is the author of the Rhyme for Young Readers Series presented by QuickTurtle Books®. This is a series of uplifting children’s books mostly for ages 4-9.
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.
I grew up in Green Bay, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Science- Animal Science, and have worked in the youth development field for both the YMCA(2009-17) and the Boy Scouts of America (2017-present). In my community I volunteer on various committees, boards and service teams. In 2013, I was accepted to publish with Mirror Publishing. I published PB & J first, June 2014 and it took another two years to publish GUTS, June 2016. I was a presenter at Untitled Town Book Festival in 2017 and do book readings at a variety of local events. September 2017 was the start of this great new adventure, Dreambuilt Books. I believe that the words I share with the world should have positive intention and that there are many valuable lessons to be learned by books.
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.
I am Ront Tal Shaltiel, I am an author of children’s and coloring books. I have a series of books about numbers. My purpose is to introduce math and numbers to young kids in a way of fun. I have 2 children’s books and 5 coloring. The books are an adventure of the numbers.
In Sophie’s world, those born with one power are superior, those born with none are inferior, and she is the one destined to save them all. Sophie’s ability to have multiple powers makes her an anomaly, at the age of 23 she has six powers and has yet to master each one. At the order of her father, the Governor, those powers are kept secret in order to protect her from those who may want to exploit them. So when she meets Oliver, the Imitatore who possesses the gift of using her powers, her once peaceful world is shattered. Suddenly, Sophie is forced to face who she is, who she is destined to be, and learn who she is no longer able to trust. Oliver and Sophie are targets for The Society, a group of supernatural beings bent on destroying her world by eradicating humans and crowning a new queen. She must stop the evil group before they kill the Imitatore and force her to be the Queen of their new world.
Letters to Helen
Engaged to a handsome doctor and content with her future, Mattie’s life seems to have fallen neatly into place. The only thing that’s missing is her best friend Helen, who is away at college. Despite her plans, fate has other ideas, and Mattie’s happy ending is suddenly ripped away by a letter from her fiance’s mistress. Reeling with hurt and unexpectedly single, Mattie must start anew, with Helen there to pick up the pieces. But an incident with Helen’s fiancé drives a wedge between them, forcing Mattie to make one of the hardest decisions of her life. Struggling for closure, Mattie meets Mark, who is also rebuilding his life. Two broken, kindred spirits find solace in one another, until one innocent afternoon reveals a shocking connection.
The Master and the Sorceress
Desperate sorceress, Katrine Aranati, no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart’s desire is order and control. James Tomel, master jeweler, is outwardly a pillar of society but he hides more than one dangerous secret. When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them but even more dangerous are the feelings swirling between them. When their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting. Can they find common ground where their love will flourish or will secrets and betrayal kill all hope of a life together? Find out if love and chaos can defeat order and control in the fourth exciting instalment of the Wildecoast Saga.
M.L.Ruscsak is a fantasy author who started writing as a way to communicate after a traumatic medical emergency. The first book “The New reign” is a bit rough around the edges as it is designed to be. With grammar , spelling and proper word use getting better throughout the series leading to the ending which explains not only the story as a whole but the use of the miss- used words. As such there are two ways to read the series (A which is recommended) Read according to publication date. or (B) Read book two “The Fallen” Book three “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” then “The New Reign” but be warned the “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” won’t be out until around Easter 2018.
David L Ryan
After leaving the Air Force in 1967, I decided to hitchhike to Brazil. I got no farther than Mexico City, where I learned the hard way about attractive philosophy majors. After she took me for the pittance I had, I began to look for work. First teaching English and writing record reviews for local magazines, then taking up a camera, I ended up staying 10 years. When I had had enough I moved to San Francisco, working in travel, corporate, and PR photography. The next time I had had enough I moved to Boise, Idaho. Still doing photography, I decided to jot down the ideas I had for a novel. After 15 years, I had had enough again and I published it (Last Communion).