Joanne Van Leerdam
In addition to writing poetry and short stories, Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company.
Her hobbies include reading, music, travel and photography.
Joanne loves travelling, and has visited many places in Australia as well as holidaying in New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Canada at different times.
Poetry: Leaf, Nova, Stained Glass.
Short Stories: New Horizons
Theatre/Drama: The Shakespeare Omelette
Theresa Van Spankeren
Theresa Van Spankeren lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She got her bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College, in Elmhurst Illinois. She has ghost-written self help articles for online sites and has spent the last several years grading standardized tests. When she isn’t writing she enjoys hiking and swimming, and also loves checking out local haunted places.
War of Destiny: Lost Soul
In 16th Century England, young Julia is in an arranged marriage. Her husband is a powerful and jealous man and although her heart belongs to another, she does what she must to survive. When tragedy strikes, a stranger offers her a deal that will change her life forever. Will she agree to join the Vampire Resistance to fight the King?
Katja Vartiainen is a Master of Fine Arts, painting. She calls herself a multi-dilettante because she has done doodle books, illustration, two graphic novels, teaching, and even upholstery. Her visual inspiration comes from fine arts as well as from everything on this curious, tragicomic piece of a rock, and its creatures floating in space.
With her husband they share a taste for humour, cats, and nature. They live in Southern Germany.
‘Half Done Fun is an entertaining drawing/doodle book that makes it easier for those who want to practice their drawing and observation skills. It offers symmetrical (or closely symmetrical) things, humans, and animals that are half drawn so you can focus on finishing the other half and not worrying about ‘what to draw’.
For children over 11 years and adults, as well.’
I was born and raised in Malta and moved to Sydney, Australia in February 2007. My debut novel ‘The Sheriff’s Catch’ is to be published by Unbound on 15 March 2018. It’s a fast-paced, rip-roaring historical thriller that tells the story of a reluctant member of the Spanish Armada who finds himself shipwrecked in Ireland and subsequently having to flee English troops that want him tortured and killed. The novel has had some very positive advance reviews to date, which you can read on Goodreads. It is also the first instalment of a five-part series called ‘The Sassana Stone’ which is the product of nine years of rewriting and researching.
Last Exit to Montauk is an inter-racial, coming-of-age romantic tale of young love, set on Long Island in the summer of the mid-80s. summertime on Long Island. As recent reviewers attested, the novel brings you back to your teenage years and first love memories. Phillip Vega’s debut novel, Last Exit to Montauk, is replete with milestones, tangled emotions, and adventures that are the embodiments of first love. Not just for the young, but for the young at heart.
Erik Henry Vick
Erik Henry Vick is an indie author who happens to be disabled by an autoimmune disease (also known as his personal monster). He writes to hang on to the few remaining shreds of his sanity. His current favorite genres to write are dark fantasy and horror. He is currently finishing a collection of short stories titled Devils, and his second novel.
He lives in Western New York with his wife, Supergirl, their son, a Rottweiler named after a god of thunder, and two extremely psychotic cats. He will eventually get around to taking and posting an actual photo of himself. Probably soon. Maybe.
In the meantime, he’d like to invite you to check out his blog: erikhenryvick.com, twitter: https://bit.ly/4ehvt his Amazon author pages (USA: https://bit.ly/4ehvusa or UK: https://bit.ly/4ehvuk), on Goodreads: bit.ly/4ehvgr or on Facebook: https//bit.ly/4ehvfb. He’d love to hear from you.