My debut book is called Beyond and it is a Young adult realistic fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy. I am currently writing book 2.
Around the World in 575 Songs : Traditional music from all the world’s countries VOL 1 – Europe, VOL 2 – Africa, VOL 3 – Asia & Oceania, VOL 4 – Americas I’m the author of a newly published non-fiction book in four volumes. In these volumes I take on the unique challenge of writing about the music and culture of every country in the world. I spent over four years gathering traditional music from countries large and small, from Kazakhstan to Kiribati, listening to what the artists had to say and researching their cultures, then weaving the music in with information, stories, and reflections about each country. The work is aimed at anyone with a passion for exploring other cultures. As a bonus, readers can listen to all 575 featured songs on the website that accompanies the project. Each volume contains an introductory section, and then one chapter for each country. Over the four volumes there are 200 self-contained chapters.
Mike Waller is a writer of Science Fiction and Space Opera genres. His stories focus less on the science and more on the action and adventure in the distant future. Mike is a great believer that one day humanity will outgrow it’s childhood and reach for the stars, and loves to explore the possibilities of where that journey will take us. His current books, the ‘Echo’s Way’ series, tell the story of a young heroine who finds herself thrown into conflicts beyond her control, in a galaxy wracked by war and uncertainty, having to rely on her own innate abilities to find her way through to the future that remains always just beyond her reach.
Allan Walsh is a writer and artist, born in sun-scorched Australia and raised in the grungy suburbs of West London. He is a keen martial arts fan, lover of fantasy and movie buff. Allan has been influenced by cult Asian film directors such as Jacki Chan and Stephen Chow, Spec Fiction novelists the like of Joe Abercrombie and graphic novelists such as Wendy and Richard Pini. Allan currently resides in Brisbane, where he enjoys creating new worlds through his writing.
I am a wife and mother first and a coffee-addicted, chuck-wearing, hockey-watching, snark-spewing author second. I primarily write Young Adult, but enjoy challenging myself in other genres, like Adult Contemporary.
M P WARD
Sam to the Ends of the Earth is the third book in The Sea Witch Series by Mike Ward, a wonderful meld of young adult fantasy and adventure. This is the story of a brave young girl, sixteen-year-old Jenny, who is upset by the sudden kidnapping of her best friend, Sam, by a powerful witch. She can’t find peace with Sam away and vows to do everything she can to rescue him. But where has the wicked witch taken him, and does she have what it takes to put up a good fight against one so powerful and merciless? As she begins her search, aided by Johnny, one of Sam’s closest friends, Jenny uncovers another deadly plan: the witch intends to destroy Cornwall. The challenges mount with each step she takes, and what complicates things even more is that Johnny is falling for her and she fears sharing the same feelings. Mike Ward is a good storyteller and he has created characters that are real and that readers can relate to easily. Jenny is tough and still so genuinely flawed, which is a great element in her character development arc. Ward weaves a lot of suspense into the story, getting readers interested in finding out what might happen between Johnny and Jenny. I enjoyed the role Johnny plays in the story; he comes in to complicate things and raise the emotional impact of the story. Sam to the Ends of the Earth is a rare gem and I loved it the way I loved Stephenie Meyer’s writing, but there is more realism in this one than in Meyer’s. It is a delightful read.
The Guide to Survive Motherhood: Newborn Edition is a fully interactive, go-to guide to everything you need to know about your baby and your body after birth. Over 30 experts offer lighthearted and actionable advice to help you navigate everything from breastfeeding to baby blues, from choosing a formula to healing your lady parts, from losing the baby weight to getting some much needed sleep. With video content, answers to over 100 FAQs, diet and workout plans, the latest evidence-based research, and stories from the front lines of motherhood, The Guide to Survive Motherhood: Newborn Edition is the first ebook of its kind that truly offers a digital village of support for new mamas, right in the palm of your hand.
David Wasserman currently teaches second grade and lives in the mostly quiet woods of Connecticut with his wife and daughter. Poetry had been calling to him through the growing noise of texts tweets beeps buzzing ringing – and finally got through in its own tiny way. Tiny Footcrunch is David’s first book. Tiny Footcrunch was born out of emotions and sharpened by society’s waning attention span. It delivers vast thoughts through tiny poems. Ten universal emotions. Sadness. Joy. Anger. Kindness. Fear. Love. Confusion. Humor. Curiosity. Hope. Ten petite poems carefully crafted and shepherded into each bloodline.
Survival by Rachel Watts
Ignorance is cheap. And then it costs you everything. Perth author Rachel Watts’ latest release delivers a devastating vision of a post-climate change world in which governments have collapsed and corporations rule with an iron fist. In this world two young women from different backgrounds find themselves unexpectedly aligned in their pursuit for the truth. The world has suffered economic collapse and multiple environmental crises. In a flooded city, Ava Murasaki is searching for her activist sister Sophia. Meanwhile, Valerie Newlin lives in the secure complex of the Scylla Corporation, the world’s only remaining multinational. There, she finds evidence of something horrifying in the Corporation medical research data. Set in a searingly real near-future, Survival is a story of what people will face for those they love. Survival is accompanied by four of Watts’ previously published dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Watts is an award-winning journalist and a writer of literary and speculative fiction. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication and teaches creative writing to adults and teenagers. Her short stories and non-fiction have been published by Westerly, Island, Kill Your Darlings, Tincture and more. Rachel Watts lives in Perth, Western Australia.
Howard D Weiner
Howard Weiner is a recent addition to the literary genre of fiction. Writing mysteries, thrillers, crimes—with a touch of romance—an approach described by one reader as “one bubble off.” Many authors sharing the genre have characters whose fortune is determined by others. They literally have dodged the bullet that otherwise would have killed them. Weiner’s characters make their own fortune—good or bad—and they live with the results. Weiner’s own experiences are blessed with no small number of noteworthy characters and events. He brings these slightly off-kilter individuals to life, complete with their own stories and dramas. Like the child prodigy in his first novel, “It Is Las Vegas After All”, who comes to the starting edge of adulthood and then loses the approval of his doting parents, the sponsorship of one of America’s great institutions of higher education, and gains the enmity of his girlfriend’s father—an international arms dealer—to become a home-grown terrorist operating on U.S. soil. A survivor of rich, nuanced bureaucracies in the public and private sector, Weiner writes about characters whose career choices and decisions are morally questionable. A student of personal behavior in complex circumstances, Weiner brings these often cringe-worthy characters to life. Some are amoral, others immoral in a narrow slice of their lives, yet they otherwise look and act like people we all know from work or even childhood. Like one of the female leads in his novel, “Serendipity Opportunity”, an out-of-the-box thinker who flunks most of life’s basic relationship tests, yet she is someone you never want pursuing you in the cause of justice. There’s a former foreign security official who uses his protected status as a witness for federal prosecutors to provide cover for his own mayhem and murder in Weiner’s third novel, “Bad Money”. Many of Weiner’s stories are born out of real life events: The mix-up in luggage claim at the airport in, “Bad Money”, the chronic high school slacker in “Serendipity Opportunity” whose one stroke of good fortune creates his opportunity to perpetrate a complex series of frauds, or the brilliant student in “It Is Las Vegas After All” who uses his prodigious talents toward an evil end. As a former federal official, Weiner can neither confirm nor deny having the highest security clearances in classified security programs. Yet, his knowledge of the dark web, criminal organizations, and security organizations takes stories from the popular press to the next level.
Set in Stone is a multi-part fantasy/comedy series that tells the tale of Jonas and Maiko, two friends that travel to the icy North is search of Maiko’s father. It’s an epic adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but with a nice and tight story element. This is the first part of the story. The story is going to be free for the next three days as a promotion. Otherwise it costs 2.99$.
‘From the Ocean to the Stream’
In this gritty psychological thriller novel, discover one man’s fight
against the power of nature, and the greed of man.
‘From the Ocean to the Stream’ is a gritty thriller and suspense story that tells of one man’s account and his struggles living in the wilderness of Alaska. It can be read as a standalone book or as part of a survival fiction series, as the sequel to ‘Where the Mountains Kiss the Sun’.
For one so young, Jim has had more than
his share of traumatic experiences. Now, he shares a simpler life
with his Ma and Pa, where the mountains kiss the sun;
away from the city and away from people,
although at night he’s still haunted by dreams
of what he’s seen and what he’s done
It’s the 1940’s, in rural East Tennessee, Appalachian country. For most everyone, there is only work, and possibly church, if there’s one nearby. People rise before the sun is up, work hard, go to bed early, and rest in church on Sunday. Little chance for much else to happen. Right? So, why would keeping one little secret for over sixteen years be so important? What could possibly have happened, that could change the lives of so many people, if the secret were to be revealed? There are only three people alive that know the answer to that question. For now.
This is my second book, and I am working on a sequel to it. I am self published and I have done every aspect of my books myself, from the cover & the editing, to the formating, publishing, and promoting.
Things He Hadn’t Told Her
What if you only had one chance? Would you take it, or be too afraid to? Thankful for second chances, Chad Edwards contemplated these questions as he wrote in his journal for a high school assignment, long before he knew just how prophetic those words would become in his life. Now a student of sports medicine at the University of Tennessee, Chad and his best friend Cole Rivers, who is the Volunteer’s star quarterback, meet Maggie Thompson, an aspiring music teacher. The three become close friends. Maggie is the personification of perfection in Chad and Cole’s eyes, and as fate would have it, they both fall in love with her. Just when you think you know what’s to come, fate steps in again, and changes everything, leaving you not only anxious to find out what happens, but hoping for that second chance.This is not only a story about second chances. It’s a story about the cost and rewards of an undying loyalty between friends, through tragedy and love, which once upon a time, was as valued as a person’s word of honor. Don’t miss your chance to accompany them on their intriguing journey!
My name is Brain, I am a military veteran of the Iraq war. I just published a book called Galactic Startup. I have an active author blog on Goodreads website. Id love to hear your opinion!
Parties are not Madeline’s thing.
Being social isn’t her thing. She’s a five-foot eight-inch industrial-strength loser. She’s invisible. She’s no one. She could drop dead in class and no one would notice.
So why does she accept an invitation — from someone she barely knows — to the party of the year?
It’s definitely not because Mark Alister is going. Popular, attractive, universally desired Mark Alister. A boy like that would never even look at a train wreck like her.
But . . . he does! He talks to her! They fall in love! And they live happily ever after. The end.
Yeah — not a chance. Maybe if she lived in a Disney movie. In reality, Madeline has walked straight into a trap — one which no amount of wishing on stars can save her from. Mark is going to make her face everything she’s been hiding from for the past seven years. And the truth about Madeline Parker could either fix her, and make her worthy of being loved . . . or it could kill her.
In 1629 something visited the parish of Feckenham. The events that followed were so terrifying that they never gained their place in the history books.
Now in 2008, something seems to be wrong with Marie Watson’s young children.But is she?
The Shady Corner
A shady corner in life can be a dark and mysterious place, but in the shady corners of the mind the mystery
Her father won’t believe her and her mother is nearing the end of her tether.
Marie feels utterly alone.
and darkness know no bounds!
In a struggle with his conscience and haunted by images of murder David is given a choice to right the wrongs of his past.
Can he cheat fate and avoid his future? Or is the evil that dwells within him more than it seems?
Only one thing is certain
Fate can be cruel, but true evil can be brutal!
My first book-Through the Mind’s Eye: A Journey of Self-Discovery is a candid and honest depiction of my thought process while completing an addictions treatment program in a facility in the downtown east side of Vancouver. Upon entering the facility at the age of forty-nine simply because my only other choice would have been that of a pine box, and progressing now to two and a half years clean and sober, this book covers some of my past that relates to the entire recovery process, and in turn my subsequent continued recovery and all of the positives of living a life free from alcohol. Detailing the difficulties I did encounter along the way, the people, the priorities and most of all the happiness I have now found.
How To Become a Successful (recovering) Alcoholic
Sobriety isn’t a destination, it’s an ongoing journey, one with which J.P. Willson is all too familiar. In How to Become a Successful (recovering) Alcoholic, Willson is eager to offer whatever insights he can for those embarking on the same road. This memoir examines how his addiction contributed to and informed some of the choices and behaviours that ultimately led him to Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
Make no mistake, however; though it contains its fair share of hard truths and regrets, this is not a sob story and does not wallow in what might have been. Instead this is a story of success and redemption through hard work.
His first book, Through the Mind’s Eye: A Journey of Self-Discovery, was about getting sober. This book is about something much harder: staying there.
Written while working as a chef at the Salvation Army Harbour Light Addiction and Recovery Rehabilitation Centre, it is a testament both to what is possible with the right mindset—and what is all too probable without it.
Lorna Jackie Wilson
Lorna Jackie Wilson was born on April 11, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan to Carrie Jean Wilson. Lorna has lived in Michigan most of her life, outside of U.S. Army military enlistment. At the age of four, Lorna was placed in foster care. At the age of 10, she was reunited with her mother and siblings, only to be separated and returned to foster care at the age of 13. Lorna’s journey and related circumstances surrounding foster care placement presented situational experiences that no one should ever have to face. Feeling lost and abandoned, Lorna began to write. Initially, the harsh realities of life spilled into her journals. However, the journals became a testimony to others, illustrating the life of an overcomer. In Lorna’s last and final foster care home, she was placed with Acie Lee Spraddling. Acie Lee Spraddling was the catalyst toward positive change. She was a true advocate for youth, adopting and caring for 11 children and 17 foster children. As a parent, Acie led by example and truly cared for children. Her legacy lives on through her children. Lorna’s journey continues as she gives back by speaking to youth about foster care experiences and overcoming obstacles. She has four beautiful children that support her writing and encourage its continuance. She holds master’s degrees in teaching and Information Technology. In addition to Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory, Lorna Jackie Wilson is the author of Babygirl: Prequel to Black Butterfly, Game Changers, and Penny Candy: The Hopscotch Trails.
Black Butterfly is a compilation of poetry that speaks to the silence of youth or individuals striving to overcome obstacles. This is a young girl’s journey through the foster care system, transformation along the journey, and illumination of real-life issues through faith-based reflections. Black Butterfly showcases circumstances that impact social and emotional development through a lens of determination. THIS IS THE JOURNEY – THE VICTORY!
Ember of the Planet
The planet Otera has been struck a killing blow by the Pathfinder, an evil man set on ruling the world. But the planet has chosen a savior in eighteen-year-old Ember Oheada. Thrust into a world she doesn’t yet understand and separated from all those she loves, Ember must learn to wield the planet’s energy so when the final battle with the Pathfinder comes, she’ll be ready. However, she must first take a journey to discover who she is and what she must do to end the Pathfinder’s reign forever. Accompanied by the Pathfinder’s personal guard, Aaron, and meeting new friends along the way, Ember will travel to a distant land to seek out the answers to her questions and save the planet–if she can make it in time.
“Through Button Eyes” is a multi-genre compilation of fifteen previously unpublished short stories that will most assuredly take readers on a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride of excitement, fear, laughter and tears. The stories range from tender coming of age to sci-fi adventure; romantic moments to brutal murder; magical fantasy to family tragedy… and one humorous zombie. This exciting anthology embraces a spectrum of genres where the seven authors skillfully integrated one seemingly innocuous plot point into every story, a button! (Genre Blends: Science-Fiction, Thriller, Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror-Comedy, Speculative-Fiction, Swashbuckler, Action/Adventure, Tragedy, Literary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Memoir, Coming of Age, LGBT). “Through Button Eyes” was selected from thousands of national and international entries as one of the five medal finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Authors: Patrick Witz, Annemarie Olsen, David Loofbourrow, Davin L. Kent, Jane Haworth, Evelina Dunn, Kathleen Coleman
Patrick Witz has from his youth always been fascinated with science, strange discoveries, technology, earth and other worldly places presented in National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. He is a steadfast believer that knowledge and imagination are a powerful combination and readily admits he will forever be a student of the arts, be it creative writing, photograph, or any other artistic interest or endeavor. In his writing, Patrick likes to blend genres and his eclectic nature leads him into a labyrinth of fictional paths. Patrick’s writing goal is to bring his written words to life in reader’s minds… therein to strum emotional cords; sculpt intriguing characters; create captivating dialogue; and paint intricate colorful settings. One can say Patrick’s diversity is the spice of his writing – sometimes sweet, every now and again bitter, often mixed with a sprinkle of humor, a pinch of peculiar flavor, and finished off with an unsuspecting or emotional twist.
Mjke Wood is a past winner of both the Jim Baen Writing Contest and Writers of the Future, and has over two dozen published short stories to his name.
‘Deep Space Accountant’ is his first novel, and the first book in the Sphere of Influence series – a science fiction universe filled with adventure, comedy, a little romance and some dodgy book-keeping.
In ‘Deep Space Accountant’ we meet Elton D Philpotts, whose dream job with the Space Corps is nothing like the glamorous, planet-hopping lifestyle he expected.
But then he sees things he should not have seen: A hidden ledger, dubious accounting transactions, bogus gate receipts.
And when a whole starship disappears who do you think they’re going to blame?
A frantic race across the Sphere of Influence takes Elton into adventure and dangers he could never have imagined. And now there’s a whole planet to save.
Chris G. Wright
Chris G. Wright was born in Corfu, Greece in 1988, to a Greek father and Northern Irish mother. From a young age, his imagination was fed by science fiction movies and his father’s storytelling, and his love for books came from his mother’s abundance of fiction. He studied Marketing , though his dream was to become an Air Force pilot. At some point, he even became a mixologist. Fantasy author R.A. Salvatore inspired him to become a writer when he picked up Homeland, the Dark Elf Trilogy at the age of 13. Chris dedicated his debut novel to Salvatore 15 years later. However, as writing had been a hobby for over fifteen years, family and friends persuaded him to try his luck with self-publishing a draft of 400 pages. Since February 2016, the draft gradually became The Alliance, Volume 1 of The Evox Chronicles. He now lives in Bath, England with his partner, enjoying a simple life. His real dream is to live to see the world become a better place.
“’Crabs talk?’ asked Benji. ‘Everything in nature speaks. Not everything in nature listens,’ said Octavius nodding Topside.” Benji Fisher has spent the first twelve years of his life growing up in a small fishing town Topside. He’s gotten used to the gang of dolphins who follow him on his surfboard and the voices he hears under the water; odd things that have, in their repetition, become part of normal everyday life. However, none of that prepares him for the recruitment speech he gets from an octopus named Octavius and three of the dolphins the night before his thirteenth birthday. What would you do if your ‘calling’ in life required you to take a leap/dive of faith? Would you take the plunge?
S. L. WYLLIE
The Canadian author with a passion for reading, writing, music, and sports who enjoys long walks on the Hollywood Broadwalk. My interests also include coffee, dogs, and a solid book that involves sword and sorcery.
The Legacy of King Jasteroth Vol. 1
Ariella Ostragorion has been targeted by the Black Magic Sorcerers since her youth because of her connection to King Jasteroth which runs deeper than the sinister ice-power they both possess.
I’m a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, canine, and exercise. When I’m not writing, I’m at the hockey rink cheering on my son, playing HALO on Xbox, or breaking a sweat in the gym. I live in New York with my family and my two lovable and psychotic working dogs. I also run in numerous 5k races in the New York area that raise funds to support the military/veteran community.