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Being an author isn't only about me, it's about the connections we make and the resources we can share. So, for those authors and illustrators who are acquaintances of mine, I'd like to offer their information and a site link for you to check out and enjoy. Below is a list and the genre they focus on. Just click a name below or scroll to read their bios! 

MEMOIR

FANTASY/SCI-FI

HUMOR/FICTION

SELF HELP/INSPIRATION

ROMANCE

ADULT/EROTICA

ADVENTURE/BIOGRAPHY

SCI-FI/FAMILY

CHILDRENS

POETRY/SPIRITUAL

ILLUSTRATOR

PARANORMAL FICTION

POPULAR FICTION

POLITICAL SATIRE

HORROR

** HINT **  JUST CLICK ON A NAME ABOVE TO CHECK OUT EACH OF THESE AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS INFO!!!!

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Rune S. Nielsen

Genre: Fantasy

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Rune S. Nielsen is a full-time fantasy author. He began writing it in 2018. His debut novel was first published in 2020.

 

Books:

Epic/high fantasy -

 

  • The Doomsayer Prince, The Artifact War series Book One The Vulture Sentinel,

       The Artifact War series Book Two The Arch of the Zhi’el, The Artifact War series

       Book Three

 

Omnibus edition -

 

  • The Doomsayer Prince, Omnibus Edition (which combines the first two books

       in the series)

 

Sword & Sorcery/epic fantasy -

 

  • A Company of Adventurers, Tales of Kjeldale Book One.

Bio:

Rune S. Nielsen's love of fantasy began early on when his mother introduced him to The Lord of The Rings, and his father told stories about history and archeology, focusing on ancient battles, castle sieges, and Vikings. Rune began writing articles in high school (even got paid for some of them) and later got a degree in journalism. He's worked in print media, TV, web, and various communication roles. Rune lives in the beautiful kingdom of Denmark in a cozy house-share with his wife, their Ragdoll cat, the heroically fluffy Mr. Muffin, and his best friend and the friend’s family. When he’s not writing about imaginary kingdoms or dreaming up characters, Rune enjoys walks around the nearby lakes, often accompanied by his wife or friends.

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D.B. Miller

Genre: Fantasy

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Bio:

D.B. Miller has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and reading her stories out loud to anyone who would listen. She finds inspiration from her vivid dreams. As a wife and a mother, she loves to write in the quiet hours when her children are nestled warmly in their beds. She also enjoys crocheting, drawing, and collecting miniature glass animals.Follow on FB @hollowruby Instagram & TikTok @victoriaandthehollowruby

 

  • Victoria and the Hollow Ruby

In the midst of being haunted by the looming shadows and lurking creatures of the Black Needle Mountains, a surprising ability awakens within Victoria. Will she be able to use it to survive as she is forced into the woods and down a sinister path?

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W.D. Kilpack III

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Bio:

 

W.D. Kilpack III is an award-winning and critically acclaimed internationally published writer, with works appearing in print, online, radio and television, starting with his first publication credit at the age of nine, when he wrote an award-winning poem. As an adult, his first three novels, Crown Prince, Order of Light, and Demon Seed each received the Firebird Book Award, while Crown Prince and Order of Light received The BookFest Award. Demon Seed was recently an Editor's Choice on BooksShelf and, previously, Order of Light was a Top Pick. He also received special recognition from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest for his novella, Pale Face. In total, his books have received 17 awards. He has been editor and/or publisher of 19 news and literary publications, both online and in print, with circulations as high as 770,000. He is a partner in Safe Harbor Films, LLC, where he does their screenwriting and oversees their marketing efforts.

 

He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Westminster College of Salt Lake City. As an undergrad, he double-majored in communication and philosophy, while completing the Honors Program. As a graduate student, he earned a master of professional communication with a writing emphasis. He was also a high-performing athlete, qualifying for international competition in Greco-Roman wrestling.

 

He is a communication professor and a nationally recognized wrestling coach. He is an accomplished cook and has cooked nearly every type of food on a grill. He is happily married to his high-school sweetheart and is father to five children, as well as helping to raise five step-children. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he continues to live, coach and teach.

Books:

 

Epic Fantasy: The New Blood Saga (Crown Prince, Order of Light, Demon Seed, Rilari)
Science Fiction: Pale Face

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VJ Garske

Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Bio:

My debut novel, The Raven Moonstone, has many layers. On the surface, my book is a wacky tale about accidental magic. Yet, if you take a deeper dive, you’ll discover the positive nuggets. Essentially, it’s about family relationships and the undeniable power of forgiveness.

After I retired from a career in Information Technology, my husband and I began on a grand adventure exploring the back roads of America. For over five hundred days, we lived in a Transit van named ‘Vanimal’. Together, we visited thirty-eight states, saw incredible sites, and met fascinating people. All the while, the thought of writing a story to capture the magic of our journey lingered. The freedom of wandering and the solitude of the desert fueled my imagination. When I set my mind to the task, the characters jumped off the page, and The Raven Moonstone was born.

Initially, I wrote The Raven Moonstone for my grandson. I intended to impart words of wisdom cloaked in a world of magical misadventures. But my son encouraged me to publish. So, in a leap of faith, I forced myself to leave my comfort zone and enter the world of self-publishing. The vulnerability of sharing my writing is difficult to describe. Nevertheless, I’m proud of my story, The Raven Moonstone, and if my novel encourages young readers to read, I’ll consider my work a success. I hope readers of all ages enjoy the magical journey and connect with my eclectic cast of characters.

While my target audience is upper-middle-grade/young adults, many bookworms of a ‘certain age’ also like my book. It’s a clean coming-of-age story with no profanity or vulgarity. The Raven Moonstone is a thrilling fantasy adventure full of twists and turns, spills and thrills, with a creepy, humorous vibe. The main character, Noah, is in over his head in more ways than one, with consequences to his actions that are impossible to ignore. When he stumbles into the mystical realm of magic, the discovery of family secrets has him reeling. He must deal with his negative emotions and overcome unbelievable obstacles.

 

I hope you enjoy the story, and if you do, please leave a kind review.

Peace and respect ~ VJ Garske

Beth Wordsdell

Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Humor-Fiction

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Bio:

Beth Worsdell is an English science fiction, fantasy, and women's comedy fiction author. The first to publish sci-fi fantasy books in adult and YA editions. giving readers the choice between books with naughty bits and language or without.

 

Beth Writes about badass women. Strong female characters who will do whatever it takes to protect their families, friends, and humanity.  ​

 

Founder-Host of The Witty Writers Show live from her Facebook author page and Youtube channel. She interviews other authors, book bloggers, reviewers, and publishing professionals of all genres. Join in to ask questions and have fun with Beth and her guests. Available to watch here or live on Youtube, LinkedIn, and Facebook. You can also listen to The Witty Writers Show podcast via Spotify, Anchor FM, Google podcasts, and more.  ​

 

Beth Worsdell published novels in adult and YA editions to help and encourage adults and teens to keep reading together.  ​

 

Beth Worsdell and her husband have been happily married for over 28 years, spending most of their married life in Portsmouth, England. When Beth and her husband had the opportunity to move to America in 2011, they jumped at the chance. ​ ​

 

After five wonderful years of living in South Carolina, Beth had a weird dream which wouldn't leave her thoughts. So after moving to California and two more years of the dream popping into her thoughts, she decided to write it down. One chapter led to another, and Beth suddenly realized that she was writing a Novel. Before long, Earth's Angels was created, a novel full of badass women, action & adventure, humor, love, and magic.  ​

 

Don't forget to follow Beth on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Goodreads, Bookbub, and All Author. Please show your support for Beth by inviting your friends to her social media pages and sharing her books, pages, and posts.          

 

Send Beth a Book selfie with one of her books, ebook or paperback, to be featured on her social media and here on her website.

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Robin Rice-Green

Genres: Sci-Fi/Inspiration/Family Fiction

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Bio:

Robin Rice-Green is a 38 year old married woman that has decided to follow her passion of being an author. Ever since she could remember she has always been in love with books and reading. Early in her childhood she developed the love for writing and could think of nothing else but, writing. As she got older life started to get in the way and she started running after a paycheck and checked out of doing things because she had a passion for them. Between dealing with domestic violence since she was young, being homeless several different times, and having some of the worst job experiences she could imagine in her field of work. Life was always presenting challenges that made Robin take a step back and reevaluate what she was doing in her life. The jobs were fun for a while until her bosses found out that she would work hard to learn every part of the job. Robin would help out at these jobs so much that she began to learn other positions. As time would pass and people would leave she would pick up extra work and duties. When she would go out for the jobs she was accomplishing anyway she found that either the other position would not be any type of advancement or she would be told they were giving the position to someone else. While the job was waiting for the other person to start Robin would be told that since she already had been helping that was part of being a team player. After quitting several jobs because that refused to promote her in any way but, they would take her reduced labor. Robin found a job that started out preaching time limits. This was different, Robin liked this place already, within the matter of two years she should receive her first promotion to the next position. This was the dream that Robin had always wanted and it made since that everyone always preached getting a job in this industry. Robin’s joyful spirit got her the job and helped her maintain her job. Her manager taught her all he could in his time on the job, which only ended up being four months. He wanted her to thrive because he could see Robin could soak up information like a sponge. When everyone asked why he had been fired the response from corporate was he was too strict and lacked flexibility. Robin was shocked but, had no fear because she believed she could be both rigid and flexible. The managers that came after the manager that hired her noticed how willing robin was to advance to new heights. He began letting her sit with different people at their location at the end of her shift so that she could learn the process. Once Robin became friends with the people, she was shadowing management no longer had to suggest anything, Robin was doing it because it became fun and for a while it was a challenge. After year one she knew most of the office positions and was applying for those positions throughout the agency. During year one she was not even getting interviews. By year two she asked her manager what she needed to do to get a promotion. The manager told her he just wanted her to sharpen her skills and then she would get the position. As time went on different positions in the office became free as people resigned and found other places to go. As everyone seemed to be leaving at one time Robin thought this was a perfect time to speak with management about a different office position. Robin was told if she wanted the position, she could have it all she had to do was train the person that needed to replace her and help with the training to the other positions that became open. For two more years Robin worked her position and took on tasks from the other positions. Becoming the go to woman for the different positions but, her title never changed. It was starting to seem like she would never be able to move but, every time she spoke to management, even though a different person was always in authority, they always had a promise of promotion on their lips. The reality was that they had Robin right where they wanted her, doing everyone’s job, and not having to be paid for it. By the time she started talking to corporate she realized they did not see a need for her to move positions because she was doing everything for a reduced price which made them look good because they were saving money and still getting the job done. This put Robin in a deep depression. She applied to jobs but she knew she would have to start all over in another organization, which had been proven to her time and time again that she would be valued but, not promoted. Finally at 38 she realized just how miserable she was running after the American dream instead of running after her dream. Robin woke up one day and announced to her husband that she could not do it anymore. She took off time from her job but, the more time she was off the greater life became. After being off all her paid time off she had a decision to make does she go back to the place she realized had put her in such a deep depression that she did not have faith in anything or does she run after her own dream and depend on God to help make her biggest dreams a reality. Since choosing herself, She has published two fiction books entitled A Mother’s Pain: A Child’s Pain and The Push. Both books were written with inspiration from her own life and all other books will follow the same pattern. Life has thrown some curve balls and she hopes her books inspire and encourage all of her readers to go after what they want and fight for what they believe in. Her upcoming book is going to be entitled Homeless: A journey. Robin has been homeless three to four times in her twenties and believes everyone should know what it is like to be homeless even if they will never experience it so that they no longer look down on the homeless by exhibit compassion for everyone they meet. Robin tries to live her life to the fullest taking risks, meeting new people, and finding more ways to positively contribute to society.

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J.P. Alters

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

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BIO:

J.P. Alters is a writer of paranormal fiction, and the debut author of the paranormal thriller: A Psychic Subterfuge. A bi-racial woman, J.P. grew up in London, England, in the eighties. Attitudes towards the black community and mixed-race relationships were very different at that time, causing many challenging experiences for J.P. and her family. However, as a second-generation migrant, in a predominantly Jamaican household, J.P. embraced the Bob Marley motto of “one love.” This is a common expression of unity and inclusion, and a message that she hopes to spread within her writing.

 

In 2023, J.P. published her debut novel: A Psychic Subterfuge. The book, is a paranormal thriller, appealing to fans of the recent film: Get Out, or readers of M. Scott Swanson, or John Connolly. A Psychic Subterfuge features a bi-racial protagonist: Mary Obosa Jameson, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mary, raised in foster care, is hostile and combative. Besieged by the voices, Mary’s life is out of control, until she is taken to a private psychiatric hospital called: The Rainbow Unit. Everything seems perfect, and Mary gradually relaxes, but is everything as it seems? The first in the series, this book incorporates J.P.’s joy in creating paranormal fiction that includes multicultural elements, and protagonists from minority groups.

 

Many of the characters in this story are from the BAME community, and this is no accident. J.P. created this dynamic so that it reflected the latest UK government statistics regarding the BAME community and the likelihood of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. In addition, J.P. also aimed to present the characters in the story not only as sufferers of mental health conditions but as individuals who exist apart from their diagnosis. If you are suffering from mental illness, there is support out there for you.

 

Please don’t suffer in silence. There are GP’s, support groups, befrienders, and lots of mental health or social care professionals who genuinely care, and who could refer you for some treatment, or support.

 

At the moment, A Psychic Subterfuge is free to read on Kindle Unlimited, or available to buy on Kindle or paperback from Amazon in the UK, US, Canada, or Australia.

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Kaye Lynne Booth

Genre: Poetry/Popular Fiction/Paranormal Fiction

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For Kaye Lynne Booth, writing is a passion. Kaye Lynne is an author with published short fiction and poetry, both online and in print, including her short story collection, Last Call and Other Short Fiction; and her paranormal mystery novella, Hidden Secrets; and book 1 of her Women in the West adventure series, Delilah. Kaye holds a dual M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing with emphasis in genre fiction and screenwriting, and an M.A. in publishing. Kaye Lynne is the founder of WordCrafter Quality Writing & Author Services and WordCrafter Press. She also maintains an authors’ blog and website, Writing to be Read, where she publishes content of interest in the literary world.

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Wendy K. Denney

Genres: Popular Fiction

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Bio:

Wendy Denney is an Indie author who’s just published her third book. “Mr. Brownstone’s Renaissance”, “The sound of a Train” (co-written with Alexandra Rizzi), and most recently “Gold Dust on the Highway” are all available for purchase on Amazon. Most of her stories fall into a combination of sub-genres including drama, suspense, romance, and humor in her fiction stories. Placing her characters in awkward, embarrassing situations is a guilty pleasure she particularly enjoys. Wendy’s future books will be posted on her website.

Contact:

wksskd@icloud.com

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David West

Genres: Adventure/Fictional Biography

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David V.S. West was educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he took a B.A. in Engineering Science. During a career in engineering and project management he was commissioned by Gower Publishing to write a book on Project Sponsorship. This led him to study creative writing with the Open University, and a new career as a writer. He lives in Wiltshire. Sir Anthony Standen was David’s 11th great-uncle. He was an Elizabethan spy who supplied Francis Walsingham with detailed intelligence on the Spanish Armada. The Spy who Sank the Armada is a fictionalised biography of Sir Anthony’s life. Sir Anthony and his family are the protagonists is a series of historical murder mysteries, the Sir Anthony Standen Adventures.

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Suzi Dent

Genres: Self-Help, Inspirational

Introducing "60 is the New 40: The Ultimate Guide to Defying Age" - a transformative and empowering book that will revolutionize your perspective on aging. Written by Suzi Dent, an internationally acclaimed wellbeing and empowerment coach, this guide invites you to break free from societal limitations and embrace the power of age.

With over four decades of experience as a film and TV hair and makeup artist, Suzi brings her expertise in skincare, haircare, and natural beauty to empower you to enhance your radiant self. But this book goes beyond physical transformations. Suzi delves into the realms of mental and emotional empowerment, offering practical tools to overcome self-limiting beliefs and cultivate a positive mindset.

Through inspiring anecdotes, relatable stories, and a touch of humour, Suzi redefines the boundaries of age and guides you to live a fit, young, and vital life at any age. Her wisdom and guidance will help you rewrite your own narrative, tap into your inner strength, and create a life filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment.

Get ready to disrupt the aging process and embark on a transformative journey. Suzi Dent's guidance will inspire you to embrace the power of age and live your best life. It's time to rewrite your story and discover that true beauty and fulfillment have no expiration date.

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Joanne Rohrs Patterson

Genres: Romance, Self-Help, Children's Books

Bio:

A writer and novelist. Joanne has authored romance, self-help, and children’s books. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz show and The Today Show. When not writing, her passions include Reiki, Cosmetology, Yoga, and Ayurveda; in addition to her day job Joanne produces audiobooks and works as a background actor on hit shows, including Orange is the New Black, Manifest, Poker Face, The Equalizer, Power, and more. The mother of four advocates and believes in all things spiritual and vibrational. She resides outside New York City.

Contact:

Joannerohrspatterson.com

Instagram; @Namaste4ayurveda

Gmail; 1st.goingback2thebasics@gmail.com

TikTok @joanne0b

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Hitesh Abrol

Genres: Self-Help, Non-Fiction

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Hello everyone! I am Hitesh Abrol, belongs to Punjab, India. I was born in Anantnag, J&k ,India. My family shifted to Pathankot, Punjab in 1990. I did my study from Pathankot only. Then I pursued my career in Pharma Marketing. To improve myself in this competitive world, I started to read books. On one fine day, I thought of writing also. So, my first book, 'LIFE-PLANNED OR UNPLANNED' came into existence . I received an "Amazon bestseller tag" for the book and "Indie Author of the Year" from feedmyreads community. Now, I am about to launch my second book 'Digital Distraction- Unplugging from the Digital Abyss and Reclaiming Our Attention'.

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Crystal Mary-Lindsey

Genres: Spiritual, Romance, Mystery

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BIO: 

Widow of Raymond Isaac Lindsey.retired Purple Heart, U.S.Marine. An author since 2012.  retired Specialist Registered Nurse/ Professional Counselor.  I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my two little dogs. Late in 2008, I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest, yet until then, I haven't found time to indulge. 

God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and breath, for I am nothing without Him. My desire is to edify His existence in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the brokenhearted. And, to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. 

Through our faith in Jesus , we are remindedthat He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. 

Having personally experienced tough times, I know there is no gain without pain. 

CREDENTIALS: BN (Aus) BSN (U.S.A)  MHN, PHTLS Emergency Medicine, Dip Psychology, Cert Theology.  Lover of People. 

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Glory Olutayo

Genres: Spiritual, Self-Help

Bio:

Hey Guys, I'm Glory, An extemporaneous writer with so much passion for developing both young and adult through Writing, speaking, and creation of Mind-blowing resources that can help them grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. I'm also the Author of the book titled "Made of crystals". Feel free to Message Me for More info, I could be a writer for Your company, firm, business, etc. Let's make this happen.

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Peter Okonkwo

Genres: Poetry, Spiritual

Bio:

Peter Okonkwo is a Nigerian writer, fatalist, publisher, editor, literary critic, spiritual philosopher, soon–to–be–novelist of Etean’s Destiny, and a certified orator from the Friendship Leadership Institute of Nigeria.

 

He is the author of six poetry collections:

  • Ecstasy of the Dead

  • Fate

  • In the Dungeon of Doom

  • Whose Fault

  • Kismet or Impediment? 

Escape from the Unseen Dungeons book series: 

  • A Cry for Mercy

  • How the Demons Leave 

  • I Saw the Light 

 

Peter is gifted with the aptitude to explore and demystify certain difficult life issues through his thought–provoking, raw–arresting transcendent poetry. His works have been featured in notable literary magazines and newspapers, including the Australian Plumwood Mountain Journal, The Lagos Review, Ngiga Review, Hope Newspaper, among many others. Peter is the host of the P. English Literature YouTube channel, where he reviews books and conducts interviews with authors around the world. His show has featured over 250 literature works from authors across the globe

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Lisa Lachapelle

Genres: Poetry, Children's

Bio:

I have 4 poetry books out now plus a book I co-authored. In the spring I will be releasing a novel, a children's book, and another book of poems. I had a traditional author that went out of business a few years ago so working on revising those before re-release. Currently, I am doing everything Indie but looking for a literary agent for some future books.

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Gloria J. White

Genres: Children's

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BIO:

I graduated from The Institute of Children's Literature in 2008. Writing, editing, revising, revising, and more revising... Phew, I'm tired just saying that! Finally, I am published. Now the really tough part... Marketing and promoting my book. Will I be good at this part of the process? I don't know, but I sure won't give up! I mean, would I be published, and a college graduate, if I gave up on everything, just because I had some mountains to climb. I felt like I wanted to fall off sometimes, but I just kept climbing, and I finally made it. Adding to my accomplishments... I have been with my husband for 35 years, and share in the responsibility of caring for our two beautiful boys. I could go on and on, but there is "something more important" to do here (pun intended!) Like showing you my children's book!

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Dorenda Doyle

Genres: Children's, Self-Help

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Dorenda is a retired educator of thirty years, having taught business and computers at the high school and college levels, writing curriculum for two State Departments of Education, and serving in administrative roles. (M.Ed., Secondary Education; B.S., Business Management). She was even a Zoo Docent (volunteer educator) for a few years at the Birmingham Zoo (Alabama). Since retirement, her zeal for education has been replaced with a passion for grandkids, animals, and travel. With three rescues of her own, she supports and advocates for animal rescue in her spare time. Her hobby of photography almost always includes pictures of grandkids as well as animals, usually together. Biking and hiking take up the rest of her free time, with week-long bicycling trips being a yearly indulgence. Her bucket list includes visiting all 63 National Parks, and biking a “century” (100 miles in one day; so far, 77 is her best.) She and her husband Jimmy travel as much as possible with the entire extended family of sixteen, including her 91-year-young mom-in-law. It’s these adventures on which she will base her next books, a children’s series, Adventures with Grandma.

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Lori J. Bridges

Genres: Poetry, Romance

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Bio:

Lori J. Bridges-Hahn is a first-time novelist at the age of 63, realizing a lifelong dream when she published her book, Letters to Eric, on Amazon. She lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Doug, and their cat, Kato.

 

Lori has poems published in two anthologies edited by Robert Frost (1986 and 1987). She worked as an executive-level administrative assistant for 38 years before starting her own business in 2016 as a wedding planner. Lori closed her business in October 2022 to concentrate on writing her book, learning the piano, and spending time with friends and family.

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Melissa Lombardo

Genres: Self-Help, Healing

Bio:

Melissa B. Lombardo, survivor, thriver, change-maker, CT State Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate, and author of, “Hurt, Healing, and Hope: Thriving Beyond Rape and Sexual Assault,” created a powerful book and performance piece that comes from her own experiences as a college student in her 20’s. Her premiere work is a collection of interwoven monologues that can be read, vocalized, and personalized.  Survivors, their support systems, and healing allies can benefit from this book which includes original artwork, a resource guide, post-reading questions, and journal space for a reader to write and reflect on their own hurt, healing, and hope. A portion of all book sales will benefit area rape crisis centers. 

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Linn Aspen

Genres: Inspirational, Philosophical

Bio:

Linn Aspen grew up in northern Sweden where the understated beauty and quietness of the landscape fed her contemplative nature. At age twenty, and thirsty for life experiences, she left Scandinavia for the USA. Since then, she has raised three children and engaged in many careers. Most valuable for the writing of her novel, The Dreamtidings of a Disgruntled Starbeing; Life with a psychopathic brother, was her work as a holistic practitioner. Working as a hypnotherapist, intuitive healer and channeler, Reiki Master, and Shamanic teacher all gave her intimate insights into the many challenges we face, as well as the innate strength of the human spirit.

Thus, The Dreamtidings of a Disgruntled Starbeing has sprung from this experience and from Linn’s lifelong exploration of life’s mysteries through philosophy, and metaphysics, brought on by her extrasensory perception and her own, personal, experiences of extra-conscious phenomenons.

She is now retired, or perhaps more accurately revived as, in this stage of her life she gets to embrace, not only grandchildren but a welcome return to a quiet and peaceful landscape, this time in Vermont, where she lives with her husband and their two tiny, tiny dogs.

Her novel can be found on Amazon and everywhere that books are sold.

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Jay Alden Bailey

Genres: Satire, Memoir

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Jay Alden Bailey grew up in Durham, Connecticut in the 1960s and through the '70s. He was originally born in Portland, Connecticut, and also resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where his parents enjoyed a wealthy two-home lifestyle uncommon for the times.

In a dramatic change of events, his father kidnapped Bailey and his older brother, hiding them away to live with a woman in Meriden, Connecticut, using them as pawns in a vicious divorce. They were told that their mother was dead and was lost for a time.

The boys were found by the authorities and were held in an orphanage until the divorce was settled.

They were reunited with their mother and went to live in Durham as penniless as their father could possibly make them.

Bailey, happy to be back with his mother, watched her struggle with poverty, and loss of support from the Church and her strict Irish-Catholic family, who blamed her for the loss of her husband and all the problems the family faced.

He grew up watching the changing times of the sixties and his mother facing adversity with powerful perseverance.

As the boys grew up in a turbulent time of social unrest with little supervision, Bailey matured quickly and began early to question the directives and motives of the adults and people of authority over him.

He found internal peace and escape from negative forces around him in the deep forest behind his home; where he grew up playing with wildlife and developing a profound appreciation for the natural environment.

As he advanced in age, he became aware of the poor guidance authorities at school who were out of focus on the skill set of the individual. He learned to question authority and take almost everything it pushed upon him with a grain of salt.

After graduating high school, Bailey went through a series of entry-level jobs and experienced many small businesses and their practices. Continuing to question the motives, values, and competency of his superiors, he became self-employed by the time he was twenty years old.

He started a residential tree service and over the years has been involved in all sorts of building and maintenance of an eclectic group of real estate and personal property projects.

With all best intentions and wisdom beyond his age, Bailey continued to be gullible. He was often taken advantage of by his own positive outlook on life and generally caring for the people he encountered and dealt with.

As he looks back now at over 40 years in business, he finds his own mistakes in trusting the good nature of others to be his biggest downfall and his biggest asset.

After years of trying his hand at many different things from arboriculture to building and landscape architecture, and being exposed to all sorts of trades and various occupations along with hobbies that include oil painting and interior design, Bailey now enjoys writing about his experiences and expresses himself in the medium of being an author. He shares his stories and anecdotes with satirical humor and a philosophical outlook.

He owes his vocabulary, English skills, and perseverance to his mother who was an avid reader and advocate of libraries.

Touchdown

Mark Lieberman

Genre: Memoir

Bio:

Mark Lieberman has a BBA from The University of Texas at San Antonio and an MBA from Western Governors University.

He is a writer for www.thestatmanspeaks.com since 2011 and www.thedadspeaks.com since 2015.

He worked for Chase bank for 15 years. He currently works for MUFG Bank, Ltd.

When he is not writing or working, he enjoys reading e-books.

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P.R. Infidel

Genre: Political Satire

BIO:

P. R Infidel is a GWOT veteran and issue-focused author who works for the Lord first, fun second, and profits third. Tales of American Idiocy is her first for-profit published work, and she has several others in production currently. For now, she still works a day job, homeschools her children, and lives in the U.S. with her husband, children, and pets. She credits the Lord for her good health and ability to multitask successfully.

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Scary Mansion

Peter Topside

Genre: Horror

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Bio:

Peter Topside is an author, reviewer, and horror fanatic.  He is also an accomplished chef and baker, a proud father and husband, an a Clinical Exercise Physiologist  by trade.  He had a rough upbringing, which bestowed many traumas on him, that remained in place for a long time.  He spent years struggling with crippling anxiety and depression, but once he got to his lowest point, he made the difficult decision to fight for better mental health.  He traveled to a lot of dark corners of his mind, confronting the deepest and scariest aspects of his PTSD, over many years, but he was Abel to make it through successfully.  Throughout his recovery process, he was able to funnel all of the energy, thoughts and feelings into his writing.  His books are the culmination of his own personal, life changing journey.

 

Books:

Preternatural Trilogy: A Psychological Horror

  • Preternatural

  • Preternatural Evolution

  • Preternatural Reckoning

M.D. LaBelle

Genres: Horror, Romance, Fantasy, Erotica & Children's

BIO:

M.D. LaBelle is an international, award-winning, bestselling author of 36 books on all major online bookstores, on over 200 paid web novel platforms, her own bookstore at mdlabelle.com/bookstore, and is also in several brick-and-mortar stores. Her genres include horror, erotica, romance, fantasy, thriller, and children's books. While she has only been writing professionally for under 2 years, she has had book signings, radio, t.v. appearances and has won 2 International competitions in the last year and has successfully made her mark on Amazon by hitting number one several times in different genres on the bestselling lists and on Kobo. She is known worldwide and several of her books have sold thousands to millions of copies easily.

 

While she is constantly generating new books, she loves being with her family of 6 children, 3 grand children and her loving, supportive husband in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

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Love

Amanda Maghri

Genre: Erotica

Bio:

Arabella Maghri is a British author who writes ‘feelgood’ erotica with hetero, bisexual and lesbian themes. She is also an international businesswoman, juggling overseas business trips with keeping her readers happy. One recent reviewer was moved to write, "I truly believe that you are the Goddess of Love walking the Earth amongst us mere mortals and sharing your Love with words.” She also writes in other genres under a different pen name. This is to keep her erotic life (and loves) a secret from her other audience and, most importantly, from her business associates. They would blow a gasket if they knew what she got up to. So far she’s published five books of erotica - three novellas and two full-length novels - in paperback and kindle ebook form. All are published exclusively via Amazon so that Kindle Unlimited subscribers can download and read them for free. Otherwise, her books start from $0.99, so most can afford to enjoy them. When she’s not travelling, Arabella lives in Cambridge, England with her long-term partner Greg and two cats.

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Jacob Lawrence

Bio:

My name is Jacob Lawrence. I am a freelance Illustrator/visual artist/graphic artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. I have been actively doing Illustration for more than a decade I create Editorial illustrations for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and personal websites, I also create illustrations for Children’s Storybooks, Storyboards for Advertising Agencies, Caricatures, Character Design and Concept Art, Portraits and other personalized works.

To see an example of books I've provided illustrations, please click below

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