MY VISITORS SENT ME THEIR FAVORITE AUTHOR'S LINKS:
Jean M Auel Stephenie Meyer
J.K. Rowling Robin Cook
Wilbur Smith James Rollins
MY AUTHOR FRIENDS:
Valerie Byron Dominick Fencer & Baibin Nighthawk
CONTEMPORARY - EPIC FANTASY FANTASY
Erika M Szabo Brian Bigelow
Suzanna J Linton Andrea Cooper
NON-FICTION TRUE CRIME
PARANORMAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Aquita Lane Gladys Quintal
Faith Marlow Violet Patterson
YOUNG ADULT POETRY
Charles & Wendy Siefken Cindy J Smith
Trace Broyles Shannon Sonneveldt
Sandra Novelly Frank A Ruffolo
Lauren Hunter Catrina Taylor
Bernadette Marie Red Harvey
Diann Shaddox Ivis Bo Davis
SCI-FI ROMANCE SPIRITUAL
Eva Caye Doug Simpson
SUPERNATURAL WOMAN'S FICTION
V.S. Nelson Darlene Deluca
Trevor O Munson
Erika M Szabo
I’ve been writing Alternative Medicine related books in English and Hungarian. I love healing as passionately as I love to write and read. Growing up with a father who was a closet reader (having a macho image allowed him to read only in secret which he shared with me after I caught him reading my book ‘The lady of the camellias’ and he left a few teardrops on the pages) he introduced me to many great books. I was playing with the idea of writing a fantasy story peppered with historical facts for a while. The history of the Huns always fascinated me - they were my ancestors - although I decided that it was a stupid idea after I started reading about how to write a fiction book - I am not a literary genius, I have no idea how to create a good story line or form characters and make up a plot - I thought, but the idea didn’t leave me alone. I kept adding events and dialogs in my head to Ilona’s story.
Not knowing how to do something properly had never prevented me from a accepting a good challenge before, so I sat down by the computer and began writing. I've never been good at following rules or formulas, therefore I discarded the instructions and I made up my own rules. I began writing Ilona's story as a diary. Just for my own enjoyment, writing down the ideas that are swirling in my head is far better than being haunted by them. I thought. I kept writing for months, and soon I realized that I never had so much fun doing anything in my life before.
Author of the To Be Sinclair series, currently consisting of 8 new adult science fiction romance novels. Two of her three works-in-progress are prequels to the series, set some 100 years in the future, which focus on the colonization of new planets. This gives Eva the opportunity to try out all those homesteading projects she always wanted to because they are now ‘research’ for her books! She personally acquired a copy of an 1809 bill-of-sale showing the wagon, horses, and major homesteading items her 5-times-great grandparents purchased to travel from the Cumberland Gap to carve out a living in south-central Indiana. A huge fan of self-sufficiency and survivalism, her bug-out bag has (among other things) five ways to start fire, four ways to procure wood, a hand-pump and collapsible 2-liter tank for water, hand-pumped flashlights, and multiple mylar thermal blankets.
Eva currently lives with her very supportive hubby and two beautiful mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky. Eva's blog at http://evacaye.blogspot.com/
is the creator of Xarrok, a scifi world built on the backs of the people who love peace. While she enjoys creating each story, and playing with her fictional children, it is the children she's given birth to that bring her greatest joy and inspiration. This passionate single mother puts her kids above all else, followed closely by helping others and creating new books.
Kayla is an office assistant from Kansas who writes in her spare time and is a little squirrel crazy. (Think the dogs from the pixar movie "UP!")
Her family is made up of authors, and story tellers who double as your every day laborers. Her mother, father, two sisters, and brother have all either written or told a story worth hearing. She loves anything to do with mythology: Greek, Celtic, Norse, you name it! Delving into the depths and little-known facets of lore enthrall her; inspiring much of her writing.
A team of two. Amos is a 29 year old Diva and Cassidy a 36 year old mum of three. Aside from a passion for writing and a love of reading they also share an addiction to coffee, love anything Joss Whedon and are constantly playing tug of war over Jensen Ackles. They have been writing together for four years and have completed two novels in their Dark Urban Fantasy series ‘The Crimson Series.’ Crimson Midnight is available to buy on Amazon now and Crimson Darkness will be out at the end of August 2013. They are currently hard at work on the third installment.
Shannon is a Christian author, educator and speaker who focuses on hope filled, inspirational, Christ centered writing for all across multiple genres. She hopes that her works and words will 'Educate. Inspire. Imagine. Create.' She has been an avid reader since she was a young child – happily sacrificing TV and playtime in order to read a good book. For many years Shannon suffered from symptoms that went diagnosed. After years of suffering and searching for answers, she was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and some other underlying conditions. With faith in Christ who led her to a well-rounded, holistic treatment plan including time spent with Him and His Word, she is feeling better and living a more active and joyous life.
A retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery titled Soul Awakening, was published in the United States in October of 2011, by Booklocker. It was reissued in October of 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing as Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles.
Cindy J Smith
My first book is titled Voices in My Head, but all my poetry is written by the voices in my head, so welcome to MY world! I am an OTR truck driver who writes poetry. I have written all my life. I have lived in several states along the Eastern half of the US and now reside in Indiana. I am married and we had one daughter, Jasmine who passed away
Single, 64. Author of The Audubon Caper Father and grandfather, Green Beret Operation & Intelligence Specialist in the Vietnam War, Bronze Star recipient for Meritorious Achievement, BSA Degree from Bentley College, 1974, minor in English, president of PDE, the Honorary Journalism Society, editor-in-chief of the Yearbook, twenty five years in the Caribbean Hospitality Industry, and presently: semi-retired. Communicator, Blogger, and all around NICE GUY.
lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories. Her imagination fueled a lot of her early child's play. Even growing up, she entered writing contests and received a certificate for achieving the second round in one. She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted - to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to publish a book.
Angela grew up in rural Montana. She began writing as a teenager and never stopped. She now lives in the mountains of MT where the Rocky Mountains meet the valleys and plains. The series she has worked to get out first is the Novels of Shannon. She wrote this series about 25 years ago but choose to start having her books meet the light of day with the oldest complete series first. Book 6 of the series should be out the fall of 2013 with book 7 early 2014. The series of the Dragons Vayhaden are also under first stages of edits with hopes of seeing book one by the end of 2014.
Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, and lived in the Mississippi River Valley for over 30 years. Grateful for the privilege of living along the Mississippi river, as a writer Don remembers the people of the small river communities and shares their faith that small town values and lifestyle will be everlasting. Don’s education spans from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas to Rutgers University in Brunswick, New Jersey. An accomplished writer, he spent 30 years in the technical training and development arena, as a technical writer, instructional designer, and interactive learning systems designer and producer. Wooldridge’s career took him far from his roots… throughout the US and Canada, as well as England, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.
I met Jeanne in online writers' groups. I love her passion for educating children about endangered wildlife, and she does it the fun way. We became friends after she donated her short story for my Read for Animals project.
Her absolutely amazing book for middle grade children is filled with profound lessons of loyalty, friendship, tolerance and dedication to a cause, she delivers a fantasy filled with excitement and unforgettable characters. It is truly an exciting journey, populated by fascinating beings.
The Sword of Demelza by J.E. Rogers
An Australian Fantasy Animal Adventure
In this entertaining debut, J.E. Rogers uses her love of Australian wildlife to deliver a rousing Redwallesque fantasy, in which a coalition of creatures embarks on an epic quest. Erik and Emma, kowari siblings, must gather the ingredients to brew a potion to save their mother, who is dying from the bite of a brown snake. They are sidetracked when they meet Devon, a red fox looking to avenge the deaths of the Bilby monks who raised him from childhood; this brings them into alliance with a rebel army amassed against the tyrannical King Cynric and his vicious thylacine enforcer, Flitch. The story contains many moral lessons, which are woven subtly within it. Lessons like dedication to a cause, honor to ones’ home and family, and the belief that a diverse group of people/animals can come together, put their differences aside and make a change for the better.
While the element of good vs. evil is familiar, the author gives it a twist with her use of exotic and often endangered species, crafting an adventure that fits right in the anthropomorphic animal fantasy mold. The story is accompanied by a number of finely detailed pencil illustrations by Guy Atherfold and William Hulbert, which help bring the odd creatures to life and allow readers to properly envision sword-wielding marsupials and wombat-riding warriors. The book is perfect for readers aged 6–12.
The Sword of Demelza, is unusual in its storytelling, as well as its content. The book familiarizes young readers with endangered animals by going one step beyond the story. A glossary at the back of the book provides well-researched information about the flora and fauna found within the story. Particular attention has been made to provide accurate status of the animals as set forth by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). At the end of the glossary is a note written by the author that explains how and why Australia is so different, noting, in particular, the geological development of the continent.
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I read this book and here is my review:
"Although this wonderful adventure was written for middle-grade children, I bought and read the book, because I know, and enjoy the author’s amazing writing style. I absolutely loved the story and the illustrations that bring the young reader closer to the characters are great. The author is very cleverly, without sounding educational, introducing Australian wildlife to children with amazingly well-developed characters and fascinating, adventure filled story-line. The scenes are vividly described, and the characters are easy to relate to. My favorites were Erika and Emma, the two young marsupials that tried to find the flower that could save their mother. They come across an orphaned fox named Devon, and together; they face danger, meet very scary creatures, and join forces to bring peace to their land. The story, although it is a fun fantasy adventure, it teaches children about true friendship, tolerance, the importance of family and dedication to a good cause. I can highly recommend it to middle-grade children, but reading it with their parents and grandparents could make a great family time together as well."
ACCOLADES FOR THE SWORD OF DEMELZA
WINNER! WRITER’S DIGEST Honorable Mention –2013 eBook Awards
“Beyond excellent, from the terrific illustrations on the cover and throughout the book, so well-placed by the author to convey the characters’ depth in plot.”
Judge, Writer’s Digest eBook Awards 2013
BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST – ForeWord Reviews
“Told in crisp, page-turning prose, readers of all ages will find this to be an engaging novel built around a framework of moral guidance.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “In this entertaining debut, Rogers uses her love of Australian wildlife to deliver a rousing Redwallesque fantasy, in which a coalition of creatures embarks on an epic quest.”
WINNER! BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DIGITAL GOLD HONOREE!
“There are a number of books with anthropomorphized animals, but there is no other book quite like this one. The Sword of Demelza, is unlike any anthropomorphized animal story on the market today.” Benjamin Franklin Awards
J.E. Rogers is an award-winning author dedicated to teaching young people about the plight of endangered animals around the world. She does this via her middle grade fantasies, short stories, and her blog. Through her wildly imagined tales, she hopes to spark an interest, not just in reading, but in the fragility of the environment and the part, for good or bad, that people play in it. She manages to create a blog post once a week about a fascinating or endangered animal. Her blog is aimed at young people and is currently being used as a teaching tool in several classrooms. Ms. Rogers also presents a PowerPoint on Australia in local libraries. Her presentation highlights the unusual flora and fauna of the country, and explains just how life on the seventh largest continent came to be so different. She lives in Connecticut with her family, a standard poodle named Phoebe, and a cantankerous cat named Libby.
The Sword of Demelza, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.
A signed copy can be obtained by directly contacting the author at: Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some illustrations from the book
I met Paula in one of the Facebook writers groups. We have been following each other's work since, but we became friends recently and got to know each other better. She is a great and strong person, having many medical problems, caregiver to her ailing husband and still finds time to write, help friends and animals. She published this children's book and donates the royalty to animal rescue groups.
Her effort is close to my heart, because of my Read for Animals project to help animal shelters and animal hospices.
Paula's book with Prescott's illustrations was published to help animal rescue leagues. Interesting background on how the book came to be published. Paula Louise Shene took to writing after forced retirement. A former college administrator and business owner whose hours are now filled caring for a disabled husband, and tapping away at the keys taking her into a saner reality. She writes children’s stories under Paula Shene where she also writes under the banner of The Peacock Writers, a group dedicated to charity. PC Shene is her name for Sci-fi/Fantasy.
Paula also a founding member and writes stories with the Peacock Writer group for charities
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