Authors at Author Network


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Kirk Alex: Working the Hard Side of the Street: Selected Stories/Poems/Screams is an anthology of powerful, caustic, original tales and poems by Kirk Alex about the ups, downs, and hard knocks of Hollywood’s seamy underbelly. The perspective of a “fly-on-the-wall” cab driver provides a piercing realism and insight into the vicious clashes and personal struggles that lie hidden underneath the entertainment capital’s glossy, photo-touched exterior. Working the Hard side of the Street is recommended as a gut-wrenching read for both its candor and bravado. Available at amazon.com. Trade paper, 366 pages.

 


Jan Alexander: Jan Alexander, a writer and book reviewer who spent most of the 1990s roaming around China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, has written a novel called Getting to Lamma. The politics of China and the politics of love collide in a thinking woman’s adventure from www.booklocker.com A preview and ordering information can be found at www.janalexander.com.

 


Max Elliot Anderson: grew up in a family of seven children. His father was a film producer, magazine editor, and an author of over 70 books. Max Elliot Anderson writes books for boys and is the author of Mountain Cabin Mystery and Legend of the White Wolf.

 


Author and poet Patty Apostolides has written a debut novel Lipsi’s Daughter, that takes place on a Greek island. A perfect getaway book, be sure to read an excerpt on her website: http://www.geocities.com/10500bc/index.html Her website also includes Greek links, poetry, writing links, author sites, articles, and much more.

 


Eddie Aucoin is an international professional baseball player and instructor who has spent years traveling the world, playing, coaching and teaching the game. As a shortstop and relief pitcher at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, the Boston, MA native suffered an arm injury that nearly spelled the end of his career. After a hiatus from the game followed by a stint in professional fastpitch softball, he built a career as a sort of “hired gun” in the international baseball community. He published his first book, “Live The Dream, Get Paid to Play Baseball” in late 2010 to help young ballplayers achieve the dream of playing professional baseball.

 


Robert Bakke: is an author and inspirational speaker. He is also a jet captain, a black belt, an aerobatic flight instructor, ski instructor, race car driver and businessman. He writes and speaks from experience about the blood, sweat and tears of human potential.

 


Michelle Buckman: studied computer programming in college. She has one son and four daughters. She is an author of six novels and an international conference speaker. Michelle Buckman leads engaging discussions on writing and faith. She is a member of The Writers View, Catholic Writers Guild, and American Christian Fiction Writers. Currrently she lives near the Carolina coast with her husband.

 


Alan W. Burch: born and raised in the Ozark country of Missouri, grew up with one eye on the old West and one on the far future. Author of “The Atlanteans” series. First in the series published by www.writers-exchange.com Admiral Adam Wade travels across the universe so that his race will survive the onslaught of the evil Zarr, only to face new enemies, face new challenges, and forge new alliances as he discovers he is a Chosen One of the Creator with a destiny he could never have imagined. Alan also writes westerns for trebleheartbooks.com as well as adventure novels.

 


Terry W. Burns: Title: To Keep a Promise. 5th generation Irish storyteller and a 4th generation Texas teller of tall tales has this fiction and another “Don’t I Know You?” (available Jan/2003) From Fiction Works. He’s included in several short story collections and has published over 200 articles and short stories. http://www.authorsden.com.

 


Lillian Cauldwell:Born 1951, in Manhattan, and lived in NJ, Lillian Cauldwell, graduated from high school and then recieved her AA degree. She homesteaded with her now ex-husband for 2 1/2 years, and with her son rejoined civilization. Lililian moved to Houston, TX, working as a temporary until she remarried in 1989, and moved to Cleveland, OH. Lillian wrote on nonfiction book, Teenagers! A Bewilded Parent’s Guide. Today, Lillian lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband. Sacred Honor, an historical speculative (alternate history)novel is set against the early years of The American Revolution, 1774 to 1776, and against the turmoil of a dying British Empire, 2276. You can buy Sacred Honor at http://www.publishamerica.com or at http://www.amazon.com. Other writings by Ms. Cauldwell are found at http://www.simegen.com/writers/lcaldwell, http://www.authorsden.com and

 


Joseph-J Charles is the author of “The Long Lost Garden Of Eden,” a tribute to California’s fruit growers and pickers. He speaks four languages and is seeking a publisher for his novel manuscript.

 


Jeff Colburn is a freelance writer who specializes in science fiction, fantasy, erotica and poetry. He can be reached atJeffColburn@CreativeCauldron.com. His books, “The Writer’s Dictionary Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Mythology” and “The Youngest Ninja”, can be purchased from his site, The Creative Cauldron at www.CreativeCauldron.com.

 


Michelle Cove: Michelle is married with a daughter. She is the author of ‘Seeking Happily Ever After: How to navigate the ups and downs of being single without losing your mind’ which is a self-help book. The book has been featured in Marie Claire, MORE, FOX TV, and Forbes. Michelle is also the co-author of national bestseller ‘I’m Not Mad, I just Hate You!’ which is about understanding the mother-daughter conflict. She is currently the Editor of 614; an online magazine that aims to spark conversation about hot topics among young Jewish women (www.brandeis.edu/hbi/614). Michelle has been writing and editing for national magazines for the past 15 years, including Psychology Today, Mother Earth News, Girls’ Life and Family Fun.

 


Georgina Cronin dieted from the age of fourteen. At the age of forty-three she weighed 330lbs and was suffering from life threatening weight related medical problems. She could not face another starvation diet so decided to try eating. Size Matters (especially when you are 330lbs) is a journey of discovery that explores the emotional, physical and mental reasons for obeisity. Georgina lost 154lb and went on to quide over 1000 others through her weight loss programme. In the second part of the book the Cronin Programme shows you how to eat your weigh slim. Available from Trafford, Amazon and most on-line bookstores.

 


Patricia Crossley: Patricia lives in Victoria, B.C. Born and brought up in England, she has lived in six different countries and uses experiences from her travels around the world form a backdrop to her romance novels. Her stories offer compelling characters with elements of mystery, time travel and the paranormal. “Beloved Stranger,” set in Ontario and Quebec, is the story of two modern lovers brought together by ghostly voices from the past. Her time travel romance “Journey’s End” takes place in England and was awarded four stars by Romantic Times Magazine. ‘A Suitable Father’ is set in the Pacific Northwest and ‘Dancing with the Devil’ moves from Africa to Victoria, BC.

 


Nancy Lee Destiny: Born September 8,1963 in Baltimore Maryland. I have been published over 70 times since 1994 when I first starting submitting my work. I have won 2 Editor’s Choice awards, placed in the top 10 of The North American National Poetry Competitions, placing 2nd in the Blair County Arts Foundation Competition, to mention a few. I am a a member of The Academy of American Poets, International Society of Poets Distinguished member, Quebec Writer’s Federation, and a Sparrows member of the Crystal Cathedral. I am a freelance writer/columnist/poet/microcomoputer specialist, among a few other things. Shortly my second volume of poetry will be out entitled: Down to the Bones. New Age Poetry, Haiku & Tanka ! I always love hearing from my readers so please email me with any comments at writer1963@email.com.

 


Wells Earl Draughon: is the author of five novels and three non-fiction books, including “Advanced Writing: Fiction and Film” and a book on the philosophy of literature. His website includes an excerpt from each of his books, a list of recommended writing books, a list of recommended movies and links to a select list of other fiction-related sites.

 


Geraldine Evans: Member of The CWA, Mystery Women and the Historical Novel Society. Geraldine Evans mostly writes crime novels and has two series on the go: The Rafferty & Llewellyn series, which features Detective Inspector Joseph Aloysius Rafferty. Catholic raised and secondary modern educated (sic), Rafferty is from a working-class family far from averse to back-of-a-lorry bargains. His foil is DS Dafyd Llewellyn, the university-educated only son of a Methodist minister, a morally upright Welshman who thought the law should apply to everybody – even the mothers of detective inspectors. Geraldine’s sixth in the series, Dying For You, in which poor Rafferty finds himself the chief suspect in his own double murder investigjation, is due to be published by Severn House in 2004. Others in the series are: Absolute Poison, Severn House, pub Dec 2002; The Hanging Tree, Macmillan, 1996; Death Line, Macmillan pub 1995; Down Among the Dead Men, Macmillan, pub 1994 and Dead Before Morning, Macmillan, pub 1993. Up In Flames, the first in her Casey & Catt crime series, was published by Severn House in December 2003 and is about the murder by fire of a young Asian widow and her baby. It features new detectives DCI Will (Willow Tree) Casey, the son of unreconstructed hippies for whom the 60s never died and DS Thomas Catt, the politically-incorrect product of various children’s homes. Her first historical, Reluctant Queen, about Henry VIII’s younger sister, Mary, is due to be published by Robert Hale in March 2004, under the name Geraldine Hartnett. Geraldine is married to George and now lives in Norfolk, England.

 


A.P. Fuchs: lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is the author of four novels and two poetry collections, as well as many short stories and other writings. His first novel, A Stranger Dead, was published January 2003, and his poetry collection, The Hand I’ve Been Dealt: A Collection of Poetry and Song, Streams of Thought and Reflection, was published October 2003.

 


Peggy Graham: author of three novels, hardcover large print editions and softcovers; also two titles on audio books by ISIS Soundings UK. Although presently living in Perth Western Australia I am English and was born and raised Hampshire, UK. All my fiction work is set England. My latest book Pathway to Publication – nonfiction – full of information for writers has just been released by The Worsley Press Melbourne Victoria. Also just out on audio book by ISIS Soundings UK is my novel Scarlet Angel. Set England 1948-53. Tearjerker dramatic love saga. This also out in hardcover large print by Ulverscroft UK. Also out on audio just released Witch of the Wood – a simple romance. This will also be out in hardcover in December,published by Ulverscroft large print Publishers UK.

 


Linda Garnier – I had a very rough time with Cushing’s Disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by a tumor. After brain surgery, I wrote a short book called “My Battle with Cushing’s Disease” to help other victims of this potentially life-threatening disease get through their ordeal. I live in New Jersey with my husband of 30 years and am owned by three beautiful cats. See my website at www.home.earthlink.net/~legarnier/.

 


Nicole Givens Kurtz is an EPPIE and Dream Realm Award Finalist. Her shor fiction work has appeared in Anothrealm, DragonSoup, Writers Stories and other online and print publications. Only a humble scribe, she writes and lives in New Mexico. Read first chapters for FREE at http://www.mochamemoirs.com/NGivens.htm.

 


Phyllis Jean Green: Phyllis Jean Green’s poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Moonwort Review, L’Intrigue, The Pedestal Magazine, The Blue Fifth, Seeker, and Pristine Poetry. The former therapist is the author of Spinning Straw [Diverse City], editor of Peter Tomassi’s Mixing Cement [Thunder Rain], and Associate Editor of L’Intrigue [www.lintrigue.org]. Her award-winning long poems about Coney Island have been performed in 23 states. The Sensations issue in which they appeared won First Prize from American Literary Magazine. Phyllis maintains a disabilities forum, Creative Equal: [www.spinningstraw.com]. Her Straw-Hat Theater [e-collection/Ze Book Company] debuted in March, 2002.

 


Hammond Guthrie: I am an American non-fiction writer/painter currently living in Portland, Oregon. I lived for a time in London and Dorset during the late 60s – early 70s, a time fondly remembered in my forthcoming book of memoirs – “AsEverWas” to be released by SAF Publications in London this coming October. I am also the editor of The 3rd Page - an online journal of ongrowing natures.

 


David E. Hilton: Born in 1974, David E. Hilton’s family moved to West Texas in an attempt to rid his chronic asthma. He considers growing up in that region to be a constant inspiration for many of his stories. In Alpine, he was a boy scout, backpacked throughout Big Bend National Park, and has even seen a Marfa Ghost Light at close range. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University in 1998, and began writing short stories soon thereafter. David lives outside Austin, and has two sons, Drew and Cameron. Kings of Colorado is his first novel.

 


Rosetta D. Hoessli has been married for nearly 37 years. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. She also has two Alaskan malamutes. She writes true short stories as well as novels.

 


Herbert Holeman, Ph.D. is by profession a criminologist, and by avocation a mystery writer. He is an avid reader of mysteries and a member of Mystery Writers of America.

 


Brian Holte is the publisher and writer of “Ebook Publishing for Newbies” – www.theebookking.com/ebookpublishingfornewbies.pdf – a free ebook for people new to the industry with periodic updates. “Cleaning Secrets Revealed” – An ebook in interview format talking with professional cleaners and a cleaning franchise owner. Covers the in’s and out’s of the cleaning industry. www.theebookking.com/cleaning-business-ebook.html

 


Shaun Jeffrey: Profiles this horror fiction writer and author of Evilution. Contains news and information on his latest stories, a complete bibliography, novel excerpts and more.

 


Christina L. Johnson: Before The 21st (Selected Poems 1990-1999) features verse written by American poet and Author Network columnist Christina L. Johnson that have been widely published in various magazines worldwide. Easily understandable, the poems are uniquely personal and emotional glimpses into the author’s rural upbringing, her travels, beliefs, and loves.

 


Brian Kavanagh: After many years as a film editor, director and producer in the Australian film industry, in recent time I have turned my hand to writing Cozy Mystery novels. The Belinda Lawrence series deals with a young Australian woman who inherits a cottage in a small West Country village, which leads to a series of murder mysteries, solved by Belinda with her associate, Hazel Whitby, a colourful antique dealer. The first two published books in the series are CAPABLE OF MURDER and THE EMBROIDERED CORPSE. The third in the series BLOODY HAM is being written. My website gives details of reviews and publisher details. http://beekayvic.tripod.com

 


Kathryne Kennedy – http://www.geocities.com/kathryne_kennedy – has just released her first fantasy romance novel titled “Beneath the Thirteen Moons” to rave reviews. To read summaries, reviews and a sample chapter, please visit her web page.

 


Award-winning and best-selling romance author Susanne Marie Knight (www.susanneknight.com) is multi-published with books, short stories, and articles. Her list of published books include 2003 EPPIE nominee and #1 Winner Janus Is A Two-Headed God; Tainted Tea For Two; 5 star Lord Darver’s Match; 2003 EPPIE nominee The Magic Token; Grave Future; 2003 EPPIE nominee Love At The Top; 5 star Timeless Deception; and The Reluctant Landlord. Susanne’s upcoming books include PAST INDISCRETIONS, ALIEN HEAT, and THE COMING. Sign up for her free newsletter, Knight Dreams, at newsletter@susanneknight.com.

 


Michael LaRocca: Michael La Rocca teaches English in Hangzhou, China. He has published four books in four widely different genres. An American Redneck in Hong Kong is humorous nonfiction. Rising From The Ashes is the story of how his mother raised two sons alone and lost one to suicide. Vigilante Justice, an EPPIE 2002 finalist, is hard-hitting police fiction. The Chronicles of a Madman is a short story collection, 20 years in the making, which merges humor, horror, and something he’s dubbed American Existentialism.

 


Joan Moore Lewis: lives and works in the Metro Atlanta area which is the setting of her first novel, “In His Corner: Will the Real Billy Joe Please Stand,” the story of a career criminal, young love, the Dixie Mafia, lawyers and politicians, and happenings in Atlanta, Georgia during 1967.

 


Angel Logan is the author of Wings of an Angel Poetry Collection by Angel Logan, a thought provoking and picturesque poetry collection that captures the essence of life’s journey through a season of promise. Your wings are the very part of your spirit that lifts you and allows you to soar, the place within your heart that holds self-confidence, self-esteem and the hope for all dreams to come true. Angel hopes that through her unique style of writing, she’ll be able to share and to teach what she has learned, and she hopes that her poems will give her readers the inspiration needed to believe in themselves, to believe in hope and to find their own wings to fly. Visit Angel’s website for more information: http://www.wingsofanangel.us

 


Suzanna Lonchar: is a second generation Italian-American with a proud and dramatic family history which she retells in the exciting manuscript, A Brooklyn Rose. Suzanna was born in Detroit, Michigan, where her mother Rosie, the “Brooklyn Rose” of the story, moved during her high school years. Suzanna attended Central Michigan University in the 1970′s and was an honors student majoring in Fine Arts. She later attended the Gemini Fine Arts and Airbrushing School in Michigan in the 1980′s. The dying wish of Suzanna’s mother was that a book telling the story of Roseria’s incredible childhood in Brooklyn would be written in her honor. Suzanna has honored that wish with A Brooklyn Rose. Suzanna says: “After my mother’s death, I felt compelled to write her life story. These stories were all handed down through the family, and writing them down breathed life and flesh onto the bones of these tales.” “A Brooklyn Rose” can be ordered at: www.publishamerica.com.

 


Tim Madge is the author of eight books, including the best-selling Maiden (1990), a history of Royal and State Yachts (Royal Yachts of the World), and of Long Voyage Home, a social history of the decline of the British merchant and naval fleets. He presented this latter as a three-part series on BBC Radio 4. His acclaimed book of the explorer, Bill Tilman, The Last Hero, is still in print after ten years.His specialist historical period is the Second World War, as well as the Victorian period. For many years he taught these subjects to American students of Tufts, American U, Temple, Florida State U and a number of other American universities on their London Programmes. His most recent book was a social history of the coca plant and cocaine.

 


Barbara Anna Marjanovic is a Canadian author who has published two books in 2003 with plans for two more novels in 2004. For more information on this author and her work, please go to: www.authorsden.com/barbaraannamarjanovic.

 


Sissy Marlyn: A writing team of Mary C. Drechsel and Faye ‘Lynn’ Woods. Romance writers. Soon to be published ‘Intimacies’. If you love heartwarming romance stories, then please visit our website www.sissymarlyn.com for a sample of our work. Look under short stories. Please send us an e-mail after reading our sample short story, so that we can put your name on the preferred mailing list and alert you when ‘Intimacies’ is available to purchase.

 


Sarah Beth Martin: is the former publisher and editor of the literary journal Foliage. Her short stories have appeared in several journals and magazines. She lives in Maine, where she working on a second novel. Sarah has written The One True Ocean (Sourcebooks Landmark, ISBN 1-4022-0143-5, October,$ 14.00 U.S./$22.00 CAN, trade paperback), a novel about a woman’s search for answers to her family’s mysterious past. The story takes place in the fictional town of Cape Wood, Maine, and features the Southern Maine coast as a lush but haunting backdrop. The novel is about a young widow searching for reprieve from her grief, who returns to her childhood home in Maine. What begins as an escape into her aunt’s mysterious past becomes an exploration of her own identity and guilt, and in a search for answers she discovers dark secrets that unravel her family history and shatter the truth she has come to believe.

 


Wendell Mayo: Wendell Mayo is author of three books of fiction: Centaur of the North, winner of the Aztlán Prize and (“an impressive debut” according to the NY Times Book Review); B. Horror and Other Stories (called “beguiling” by the NY Times); and In Lithuanian Wood (“a powerful merging of history and folklore,” The LA Times). He is recent recipient of an NEA and Creative Writing Fulbright to Lithuania. He directs the Creative Writing Program at BGSU.

 


Munayem Mayenin writes poetry, short stories, novels, screenplays, philosophy and psychology from London. Publications include: The Son of Eternity (second collection: ebook: http://www.authorsonline.co.uk). The Son of Eternity (collection-book; being published by Publish America). Dehumanisation of Humanity (First Volume of four), being published soon. First collection of English poems, Command the Moon, was published in London in 1993. Slivers: An Anthology of South Asian Poetry in Britain (co-editor), 1997. Other works include: The Geography of Time (Poetry to be published). Dehumanisation of Humanity (four volumes to be published). Psychology of Zooman (to be published). Theory of the Universe (to be published). Website: http://www.munayemmayenin.com

 


Dickeey Mayor: It was the building of a large amateur telescope at the age of fourteen that propelled Dickeey into the throes of astronomy, leading him to ponder over the mysticism and spiritualism that emerged out of charting the heavens. As a continuum of this experience, he has written his first science fiction novel- Andrearth, which has a flavour of mystical cosmology and spirituality, woven into a tale about love, passion and uncanny happening in two parallel human civilizations, across galactic frontiers. Published by Gom publishing, LLC, USA-the book will be available from mid June-2004, on all major internet bookshops such as Bertrams, Ingrams, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles etc., apart from the publishers website. Email: info@dickeeymayor.com. Dickeey, a chemical engineer, lives with his wife and two children in the western part of India, juxtaposing the writing of the Sequel, with the rigors of day-to- day business pressures, being involved in involved in running a company manufacturing membranes.

 


Autumn McCullah: I am a contemporary romance author who lives in Orlando, Florida with my husband of 43 years and our two cats, Squeaky and Boots. “Bentridge Magic” …”Casey’s Haven”… “Shattered Deceptions” and “Daring To Dream” are published through iUniverse. “Daring To Love” has recently been published through Lulu Press. Email: autumn1943@hotmail.com.

 


Daryl L. McDuffie authored his first book in 2003. The book entitled “ABC’s To Unlimited Success” has received excellent reviews in this country as well as internationally. ABC’s to Unlimited Success is a 68 page full color guide to help the readers reach their full potential. It is available at gpublishingsuccess.com. Daryl has written a parenting book which will be released this summer. He can be reached at Daymac@gpublishingsuccess.com or (866) 882-1159.

 


Nita McGrew: is a mother, daughter, sister and friend to the earth. She began her career as a poet by publishing her writings in college circulars and world wide poetry newsletters. Nita is passionate about environmental and women’s issues as well as her love of the arts. She resides in Texas with her best friend – her dog, Charly. Links: A Coffee Shop – http://www.cafeshops.com/nitamcgrew. Published Book Details: Bittersweet is one woman’s musings on life, love and the pursuit of harmony. Sure to touch your heart. Nita McGrew’s first published collection of poetry. Paperback. 68 pages.

 


Claire Theriot Mestepey: Claire Theriot Mestepey has just published her first book, “My Walker and Other Glamorous Accessories”, a collection of short short stories. The stories feature a disabled woman and her unorthodox, politically incorrect views of the world. If money makes the world spin round, humor makes the dizziness enjoyable. This Ally McBeal-like heroine, may warm your insides, you know like heartburn. If you’re looking for an inspirational tale of how disability triumphs evil, I’ll be happy to recommend a few other books. My Walker and Other Glamorous Accessories has no intention of changing the world, it’s just a written confessional that besides being “inspirational”, the handicap heroine is just as neurotic and insane as the next guy. It is available both in traditional paperback as well as E-book format.

 


D.L. Naquin resides in Baton Rouge, LA and is the author of Reckoning of the Dead, D.L.’s first western novel. www.freewebs.com/naquin

 


Vladimir Nicolas was born on september 2, 1979 in Cap Haitien at Haiti before he emigrated to Canada. Living in Montreal, he published Azrael his first French poetry book in 2007, and dedicated to his deceased mother, Ruth Louis .Then, in 2008, the French publisher Le Manuscrit contracted him for publishing a cyberpunk poetry book titled Automato et Humanus. Then after, he did not stop his passion for literature, writing some short stories, science fiction, poetries and essays books.In 2011, his newest poetry book Renaissance, his 11th written book!, will be released on June 2011 in United States by ABP (American Book Publishing).

 


Nina M. Osier: (pronounced “9-UH”) was born with a sun tan in Camden, Maine, toward the end of the post-World War II baby boom. Her parents, a commercial fisherman and a reading teacher, taught her to love books, the English language, and the Maine coast. After graduating from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) and working for several years as a high school teacher, accountant, theology student, and business manager, Nina found her niche preserving future history as Director of Records Management Services at the Maine State Archives. She especially enjoys using ideas suggested by her “day job” while writing her science fiction tales, and loves to explain that day job’s purpose with these words: “I make sure everything that should be in the Starship Enterprise’s library computer will survive long enough to get there.” Nina’s first novel, Exile’s End, was published by eBook pioneer Electra-Light Books in 1997. Her subsequent publications include biography, historical romance, literary fiction, nonfiction, and (of course!) more speculative fiction. She lives on a country road in Sidney, Maine, where she writes, gardens, and wishes humans didn’t have to waste time sleeping.

 


Stephen Oliver: b. 1950. Grew in Brooklyn-west, Wellington, New Zealand. Author of twelve titles of poetry, including: Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX Publishers, 2001. One year Magazine Journalism course, Wellington Polytechnic. Radio NZ Broadcasting School. Casual Radio Actor. Lived in Paris, Vienna, London, San Francisco, Greece and Israel. Signed on with the radio ship, OThe Voice of Peace¹ broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa. Free lanced as production voice, newsreader, announcer, voice actor, journalist, copy and features writer. Poems widely represented in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, etc. Recently published, DEADLY POLLEN, a poetry chapbook, Word Riot Press, (USA), 2003, and, Ballads, Satire & Salt – A Book of Diversions [with illustrations by Matt ottley] Greywacke Press, 2003. Forthcoming: a CD of poems titled: KING HIT – Selected Readings ­ written and read by Stephen Oliver to original music composed by Matt Ottley, for international release. Stephen is a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney.

 


Dwayne Pagnotto is the author of ” Sipping Nectar With The Gods” a book sprung from a mind that has immersed itself in the Legends of Greek mythology and other ancient writings. It contains 216 pages of poetry, prose, stories and artwork that touch every part of the human experience. He is a first time author who was born in New Jersey and from there moved to Pennsylvania where he began writing at the age of 18, he then moved to Jacksonville Florida where he presently lives. His future plans include writing a novel, children’s books and creating a home based business for the creation of letterheads, greeting cards, business cards and graphic illustrations. He has recited his work at many public poetry readings in his home city and has developed a small following. A number of his poems can currently be viewed in several poetry forums on the internet. He has had several poems published in different anthologies and is currently working on his second book of poetry. His first! book published by AuthorHouse can currently be viewed at this site: www.1stbooks.com. Send questions or comments to this address: shortbread4@yahoo.com.

 


Gillian Polack: Gillian Polack is an Australian writer and historian. “Illuminations – a novel” was published in the US in 2002, and concerns the life and travels of a Medieval scholar, and the adventures of two women in Arthurian Britain. “The Art of Effective Dreaming” (release late 2004) is about the nature of dreaming, of fantasy, of everyday life – and about the sad and untimely demise of morris dancers. Gillian is a member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.

 


Sylvia Petter: I am an Australian living in France. I am a member of the Geneva Writers’ Group, the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Society of Women Writers’ and Journalists. My stories and articles have been published internationally in print and on the web. My first collection of stories, The Past Present, is published by IUMIX Ltd www.iumix.com. I am currently working on a novel. Reviews can be seen at www.sylviapetter.com/tpp.html.

 


Bert Quint: Bert Quint was a CBS News correspondent for three decades. Known as the “fireman” of the Walter Cronkite team, he covered conflicts around the world. He spent years in Eastern Europe during the fall of Communism and, as Rome and Vatican correspondent, accompanied Pope John Paul II to dozens of countries around the world. He wrote and narrated “Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys,” a two-hour PBS documentary about Siberia, China and Mongolia. Quint’s novels reflect his intimate knowledge of the people and places he covered. His first book, the critically acclaimed “Rough Cut From a Bygone War,” is a story of friendship and loyalty among journalists during the Vietnam War and of the betrayal by today’s television networks of the ideals of news gathering. His new novel, “Transylvania Red,” is a thriller with a touch of dark humor set in today’s Romania against the background of the real Dracula’s hometown.

 


Adrian Rice: Adrian Rice was born in Belfast in 1958. He is a poet and the editor of Abbey Press. His first sequence of poems appeared in Muck Island (1990), a collaboration with leading Irish artist, Ross Wilson. His first full poetry collection – The Mason’s Tongue (Abbey Press, 1999) – was runner-up for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Literary Prize and has been nominated for the 2001 Irish Times Literature Prize for Poetry. He Co-edited A Conversation Piece: Poetry and Art, a major new anthology published by the National Museums and Art Galleries of Northern Ireland in association with Abbey Press – poets and artists include Seamus Heaney on Barrie Cook, Derek Mahon on William Scott, Michael Longley on Gerard Dillon, Medbh McGuckian on Sir John Lavery among other Irish, British and American contributors. Abbey Press Link: http://www.geocities.com/abbeypress/.

 


Victoria Ring: is a member of the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio, associate member of the Columbus Bar Association, a professional level member of the National Association of Women’s Writers and is currently enrolled in the Freelance Writing Course at Thompson Education Direct. Victoria’s work is also featured on many websites and her articles have been published in hundreds of online as well as printed publications over the past 16 years. Her latest book, “How to Start, Operate and Market a Freelance Notary Signing Agent Business” is located at http://www.50statenotary.com/book/.

 


Robert L. Ruble: During Robert L. Ruble’s vast military and law enforcement career, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brenau College, and was listed in both the 1980 and 1983 editions of Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement, and in the 1986 edition of Men in Achievement. Mr. Ruble received the James Madison Award for Excellence in Journalism for his article, ‘The Tale of Two Gun Cities’. Recently, he had a non-fiction short story published in The Mystery Journal. Mr. Ruble will also have a story in the soon to be released, Romancing the Stone anthology, compiled by award winning author, Dorothy Thompson.

 


John Sherman has just published his latest book, War Stories: A Memoir of Nigeria and Biafra, that provides details of his experiences working with the International Committee of the Red Cross during the Nigerian Civil War in 1968-69, with flashbacks to his year as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the same area of Nigeria/Biafra 1966-67. The book also contains photos of the war taken by the author. Now a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Sherman is currently giving lectures on the civil war and his involvement in it. For further information, e-mail mesaverdepress@earthlink.net.

 


Stephanie Simpson-Woods: The Official website of horror author Stephanie Simpson-Woods.

 


Cahterine Snodgrass: Blessed (or cursed) with a vivid imagination, Catherine has learned to turn that “talent” inward. She grew up reading Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, and others, and loves to “go places” in her writing. Readers should expect different locales and deep emotions in Catherine’s books. Her work as a paralegal in family and tax law has helped her tune in to the emotions of others and further deepen that aspect of her writing. Catherine lives in the beautiful desert of Southern California with her husband (a genealogist) and the animals she loves. Catherine’s book The Quest Gillian’s Heart (an EPPIE 2002 Finalist in Historical Romance ) has finaled in the 2002 National Readers Choice Award and the 2001-2002 Golden Quill Award.

 


William M. Stephens: William Stephens joined the U. S. Marines at age seventeen and served in the Central Pacific during World War II. After college and law school, he practiced law in the Tennessee mountains. A pioneer scuba-diver, he survived a harrowing experience when he became lost in an underwater cave in total darkness at a depth of more than 200 feet. Stephens has been married for many years to his high school sweetheart Peggy. Together they have produced four children and twelve grandchildren, and also some sixteen books, both fiction and nonfiction, including children’s and young adult books.

 


K. J. Stevens: K.J. Stevens was born and raised in rural Alpena, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University and graduated in 1999. He is 29 years old and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His new book, A Better Place, is a collection of short, literary fiction. To order call: 1-877-823-9235, email: kjstevens73@yahoo.com, or visit: barnesandnoble.com.

 


Katherine Sutcliffe: Katherine Sutcliffe is a multi-award winning USA Today National and International Bestselling author of twenty two historical and contemporary suspense novels from Avon Books, Signet Books, Berkley/Jove Books, Kensington Publishers, and Pocket Books. She has worked as Consultant Head Writer for the daytime dramas As The World Turns and Another World, playing herself in Another World. She has been featured in numerous genre magazines, major newspapers, TV Guide, and The Jenny Jones Show. Katherine¹s most recent release, Darkling I Listen was a Rita finalist for Best Romantic Suspense, winner of the Dorothy Parker award for Best Contemporary and Romantic Suspense of the Year, GDRWA winner for Best Romantic Suspense, Francis Reader¹s Award for Best Romantic Suspense, and RWA Kiss of Death finalist for Best Romantic Suspense.

 


Paul A. Toth lives in Michigan. His novel Fizz is available from Bleak House Books. Toth’s short fiction has appeared in The Barcelona Review, Iowa Review Web, Mississippi Review Online and many others. He received an honorable mention in the forthcoming Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2003, ed. Ellen Datlow, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Mystery Stories. See www.netpt.tv for information on ordering Fizz, complete credits, audio stories and more.

 


Michelle Ailene True: author of “True Reflections” (poetry collection). ISBN # 1-4137-2918-5 PublishAmerica. Estimated Release: September 2004. Michelle’s mission is to help promote poetry in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. To that end, she founded and operates Poetic License Writers Group, which meets at the Indian Trails Library in Wheeling, IL once a month. She also founded and operates an online poetry ezine, True Poet Magazine. Michelle’s poetry and articles have been published in various online ezines and the small press. As the newly appointed Poetry Editor for The Professional Authors Newsletter, she writes a column called “The Published Poet” in which she will provide tips on how poets can get published. She was selected as The Featured Reader for June 2004 by www.PoeticVoices.com, an online poetry magazine which has published her work every month that she has submitted to them. Michelle is a member of the Arlington Poetry Project, a group of poets that meets twice a month to perform public poetry readings. She is also a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society, Chicago Writers Association and National Association of Women Writers. Michelle can be reached at: MichelleAileneTrue@yahoo.com.

 


Hank Valon: I have written two books so far. The first was a Western, “Two Pair Beat Three Deuces”. It’s the old Saturday afternoon matinee type story. My second book is an Historical Romance “The$ 1100 Treasure”. It is set in the Civil War era St. Louis.

 


Chrissie Ward: I am a New Zealander, but lived for twenty-three years in Britain. While in the Shetland Isles I began writing fiction as a way of passing the dark winter days. My first published story appeared in “The New Shetlander” in 1996. Since then further stories have been published in magazines and anthologies in Britain and New Zealand, where I returned to live in 1998. In 2000 I edited “Dear Lizzie: a Kiwi Soldier Writes From the Battlefields of World War One”, a collection of my grandfather’s letters which was published by HarperCollins NZ (ISBN 1 86950 340 6), distributed in the UK by Hi Marketing. chrissiew@actrix.co.nz.

 


Marko Vidojkovic: was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1975. Has published 23 short stories in various magazines, as well as three novels: «Ples sitnih demona» (Narodna Knjiga, 2001), «Ðavo je moj drug» (Narodna Knjiga, 2002) and «Pikavci na plazi» (Narodna Knjiga, 2003). «Ples sitnih demona» or The Dance of Small-Time Demons is his first novel translated into English, by Djordje Jankovic, Chris Farmer and the author himself. «The Dance of Small-Time Demons» is currently being translated into German. «Ðavo je moj drug» became part of Berkley University Library (Department of Southern Slavic Literature) in april, 2003. Marko Vidojkovic is recognized as one of the best-selling young authors in Serbia and Montenegro today. He is member of Serbian Writing Society and columnist for Status Magazine. Marko Vidojkovic is the writer of the «Laki and Maki» TV sitcom, directed by Dejan Zecevic, which is currently in production. He also wrote a full lenght movie screenplay «Ples sitnih demona», based on his first novel. The movie is directed by Goran Gajic, and is curently in pre-production.

 


Perry Ward: Resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He is author of the Contract of Terror, the book which an historian reviewer at BarnesandNoble.com recently called “The most controversial book of the year.” His book was the first publication to expose the symbiotic relationship between democracy and terrorism in a concise, scholarly, historical essay, and consequently it is rapidly gaining noteriety. The Contract of Terror is also available at buybooksontheweb.com, where it has spent the last five weeks in its Top Ten Bestseller List.

 


Heidi Wyss: The Pulling Moon. Existential grrl lit, set 7000 years into a scientifically plausible future, free to read online.

 


Lucky Wellington: Lucky Wellington, M.D., author of “Plastic Surgery Short Stories”, is, in real life, a practicing physician specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Most patients feel more comfortable seeking care from a plastic surgeon who writes only for the medical journals and does not indulge in imaginative literary fiction. And so while Lucky has also written plenty of dry technical articles for other doctors, he has published them under a pen name to keep his patients’ minds at ease. Dr. Wellington’s practice is located in–well, possibly your state, possibly in your city. In fact, it’s remotely possible that he may even be your surgeon.

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