Michael J. Sahno
Born in Bristol, CT, Michael J. Sahno began writing stories at an early age. He obtained a Master of Arts in English from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY at the age of 24, going on to become a full-time professional writer in 2001. Sahno is the author of Miles of Files, Jana, and Brothers’ Hand.
I relish to ruminate, with my impassive glance, the never-ending path of a creek, which gush in the most vivace music played by water and rocks. Music accompanied by the muttering of the leaves, under the direction of the shivering breeze, with the beat of the falling drops over the water film. Intense trained in the art of chill-ax and deep enthusiast of the roasted coffee scent, combined with the emanating petrichor of grass, I am an expert in burning the daylight or contemplating the sky in search for clouds’s patterns.
You know you have issues being a successful slave if:
– You started to hate your job?
– You want more time for yourself and less time for work? (8 to 10 hours per day working – sometimes more too)
– You want to work without fixed schedule constrains?
– You are sick of management, ass kissing and stupid methodologies that does nothing?
– You want to be your own boss?
This manifesto is a satire and need to be treated as is. However, you can change its sense by reading it between lines.
Three generations of Applebaum women— in order, recovering alcoholic Ava, hippie Suzanne, and Goth Molly— in one house for two weeks brings about the chance for each of them to stand up for who they really are, once and for all.
18-year-old Molly, with her tattooed, pierced, bleached blond friend Brandon in tow, has revealed that she has an important announcement to make before she heads off to Vassar. 36-year-old Suzanne is convinced that history is repeating itself, and that Molly’s news will make her a 36-year-old grandmother. Ava, despite herself, develops a fervent case of baby fever.
Meanwhile, Buddy McKinley moves in to the house next door. Buddy was once Ava’s late husband’s business partner, and the man she blames for the failing of the business–which, she claims, ruined her husband’s life and “turned me into a fall-down drunk”.
However, after a little digging, Suzanne finds out that Buddy and Ava’s past goes much farther back that either has admitted . . . does Ava truly “blanking” hate Buddy, or are those rabid feelings covering up something just as intense?
When Molly finally makes her grand announcement, Suzanne reacts in a way no one, least of all herself, was prepared for. And it takes a head to head fiery confrontation to find out exactly why Suzanne’s suddenly avoiding her only child.
It’s a tale about love, truth, family, and accepting people for who they are . . . and more importantly, who they’re not.
Pamela Schloesser Canepa
As a child, Pamela’s family moved around a lot, so she started writing poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips. After a while, her family settled in the southeast. Writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided she was ready to share her ideas with the world. Pamela’s genres include sci-fi and speculative fiction, and poetry of all types. “Made for Me” is Pamela’s first published work of fiction and was followed by a sequel in 2016. Both are now also available in print. Pamela’s first full-length time travel novel, Detours in Time, has been published in e-book and print as of June 2017! Pamela is planning a sequel to Detours in Time and an origin story for Norrie from Made for Me, as well as a few other ideas. Stay tuned!
Death, so complete, so final. It releases a torrent of raw emotion unlike any other tragic, human experience. Thus is the case for Moira, as her best friend is brutally taken from her, marking a descent from which she may never return.
Darkness clouds her mind, threatening to destroy the only remaining relationship that means anything to her.
Walk in the shoes of one vexed with a lingering sadness, that only few understand, and discover true love, appreciation, and the will to overcome.
I’m Personal Development Coach and Motivational Speaker Peggy Sealfon. I’m also a publisher and author of self-help books. My best seller is ESCAPE FROM ANXIETY–SUPERCHARGE YOUR LIFE WITH POWERFUL STRATEGIES FROM A to Z(available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or EscapeFromAnxiety.com). Anxiety and stress can be debilitating. This book offers over 100 easy-to-use strategies for interrupting patterns of fear to more easily manage life’s challenges. Most recently, I published EMBODYING THE POWER OF THE ZERO STRESS ZONE which is a compilation of the remarkable teachings of world-renowned spiritual master Yogi Amrit Desai. This powerful book teaches you how to enter an integrated state of being which allows life to become more effortless. By living in the “zone,” you access the best version of yourself in your relationships, work, health and spirituality. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or StonewaterStudioBooks.com. (My coaching website to train in my Integrated Life Coaching System is PeggySealfon.com)
B P Senapati
The revenge of Gandhi’s follower
Nobody is going to remember your mark, people only remember your work.
Without innovation mark is meaningless, without creativity knowledge has no value, without vision and goal a man is nothing more than a dead body .
Only human can innovative things, discover something, write a book, and create marvelous paintings. By a business idea can give employment to thousands of employee. Try to create or innovative something, if you get success then it’s great. If you become a failure then what’s the big deal?
It’s thought of Vijay, he was a man with different thought, he had every symptom of a great man, still he lived with his mediocre dreams to get a job and then marry his childhood sweetheart. After few years of job experience wanted to establish his own business like millions of other, but fate had some different plans. Our corrupt system forced him to enter into the dirty game of politics. He gained power to avenge his antagonists, but being a Gandhian, his strategy was something unusual . . . his revenge wasn’t ordinary…
Lyra Shanti is a novelist, poet, playwright, and songwriter who currently lives in Florida with partner and spouse, Timothy, and their two insane cats. Author of the sci-fi series, Shiva XIV, Lyra is a lover of nature, animals, anime, music, theatre, movies, myths, and of course, great books.
Shiva XIV (Book 1)
Prophecy rules, science rebels, and the fate of all depends on a boy named Ayn.
Predestined to become the great messiah of his people, Ayn must save his galaxy from disease and war. But when an unknown enemy threatens everyone he loves, the destiny he thought was his spins out of control.
A coming of age story amidst galactic turmoil, Shiva XIV has action, romance, mysticism, and magical creatures. Join Ayn and his friends as his journey to become a heroic legend unfolds!
Ray Simmons was born and raised in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. He attended and graduated from Alba High School and those High School Days were some of the best of his life. He has been a Deep Sea Diver, a soldier, a teacher, and most of all a traveler and a student of life. Now he wants to try his hand at writing and he welcomes all comments, help, and suggestions any friends and fans might have. He remains convinced that friendship, loyalty, and hard work make life fun, interesting, and meaningful. This whole arena of e publishing is new and exciting to him and he looks forward to working in it and eventually mastering it.
I love the concept behind Diabolic Shrimp! Thanks to Joshua Grant for being a visionary and creating this avenue to give authors a voice and a new forum. I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my journey and I’m looking equally as forward to growing and networking with everyone!
Reunited, Book, 1, The Hamilton Series.
Life for Dr. Aiden Hamilton has never been easy. Plagued by regrets and closely held secrets, he struggles to maintain his equilibrium and create a future. When a chance encounter brings his past rushing in, he’s forced to confront his controlling family, take action, and break the silence.
Adopted at birth, Savannah Phillips has always felt a piece was missing from her life. After the devastating and tragic loss of her mother, she longs for answers about the couple who gave her away. When presented with the opportunity she pursues her dream, but the reality is far from what she’d imagined.
Sometimes there is no fixing what has been said and done. What we once wanted may simply be unattainable. A chain of uncontrollable events set these two individuals on a path that will forever change their worlds.
W L Snowden
A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George, a man tormented by the cruel deeds of his past. Carried from ancient days to distant constellations, a captivating and extraordinary journey unfolds in pursuit of a destiny they must claim. Beginning in Ceylon in the 1830’s, ‘Padma and the Elephant Sutra’ follows their epic struggle to fulfil an ancient covenant, agreed in a time beyond recollection, to save a fragile world. The price of success will be great, but the cost of failure, unimaginable.
I’m a former internal audit manager and now a full-time novelist. I love traveling, especially on ships, to explore new ports of call. When I’m not living out of a suitcase, I’m home in Philadelphia with my Danish husband and cats.
For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.
Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.
Gem Stone is a romance writer who lives in England with the man of her dreams and her two children. She spends her spare time reading, writing, blogging, and talking to her pets. She is a firm believer that surprises make life worth living, you can’t pick who you fall in love with, and everyone deserves a happy ending.
In a mere seven years Maura has published four novels, won two national book awards and critical acclaim from the Midwest Book Review. In her spare time, she serenades her cat.
Max E. Stone
The well-meaning and meddlesome Mr. and Mrs. Aden want nothing more than to protect their only daughter, Hannah.
After her childhood kidnapping in Somalia and a final showdown in Italy against the monster responsible, nineteen-year-old Hannah just wants back the life stolen from her.
She isn’t naïve like her mother believes. Frequent flashes of past terrors assure her that the healing process is far from over. At the same time, she’d hardly use her dad’s words and call herself “strong” or “brave.” That description belongs to Melissa Bennett, the woman who almost died saving her.
Melissa doesn’t feel much like the hero she’s being hailed.
While she is glad to have saved a life for once, the one she’d almost taken continues to haunt her dreams and stall her recovery.
Despite her good deed and continuous help from friends and family abroad and Kyle—the father of her little girl—she knows her days of freedom are numbered.
Maxine is the author of the children’s book series Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer. She is currently going through the final edits for book 3.
The Reindeer Flying Acdemy
“A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldo”
Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his grandpa he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn’t have a “traditional” reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from his peers. And despite all his slap-stick humor style clumsiness he gets to enjoy his success with pride.