Action Adventure & Western

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How can I write about a Black woman in the hood? I grew up there. I was born to a single mother on welfare in the county hospital. From my early childhood on throughout my teen years we bounced around a lot; always in the hood and often in the government housing projects. Also, my wife of 30+ years, who helps with these books, was a pregnant teen right in the middle of Compton (L.A. Calif).

The language in the hood changes almost daily, but the people . . . they remain exactly the same.

As the only boy in the family I was surrounded by women. My mother's house was where the neighborhood women gathered to talk. If you have ever been around that type of situation, you know how little boys become invisible and the women talk about anything and everything. If women talk about it, I've heard it.

My world oscillated between inside and outside. The guys outside, the women inside. The guys started stupid and tough on the playground and eventually on the streets and in jail. The women wasted a lot of time talking about the idiot moves us guys did. My "safe place" was books.

Hard to believe, but way back when I was a kid, TVs were expensive. We didn't have one, so I grew up reading. From early on I could get lost in, The Little Train That Could, or later in books like, Lobo in the Wild. Reading was a joy, but because we moved so often, school was arduous. After attending eighteen schools, I dropped out of high school during my senior year and joined the army. Later, with my military duty finished I returned to night school where my love of words payed off. Eventually I became the first in my family to graduate from university.

As adults, many of my childhood friends went to jail. I stayed out, wore a badge and gun, and occasionally ran into old acquaintances in the system.

In more recent years I worked overseas. For almost eleven years we lived in Vietnam and Thailand where I worked with the rich and influential then spent vacations in shacks with dirt floors and caught frogs in rice paddies for dinner. It's also where Michelle Angelique went through her training. The things Michelle talks about are based on my real experiences and people I met. Of course, I never did any of the ninja stuff.

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International Adventure from Tikiri

Tikiri is the author of the Red Heeled Rebels suspense novels and the Rebel Diva empowerment workbooks. When she's not writing, she's in her kitchen cooking up fusion cuisine with a glass of red wine in hand. She's also an adrenaline junkie who has rock climbed, bungee jumped, rode on the back of a motorcycle across Quebec, flown in an acrobatic airplane upside down, and parachuted solo.

She has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a Master's from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. After a lifetime of global travel and work, Tikiri is now a recovering nomad who calls Vancouver, Canada home.

Tikiri's debut novel, Disowned, has been nominated for the Silver Falchion award in 2018. 

Come say hello at www.TikiriHerath.com

The Red-Heeled Rebels is a gripping adventure with an international twist.

If you like gritty tales with nonstop globe-trotting action and complex twists that leave you at the edge of your seat, you’ll love these books!

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Legends and Thrills in the Stillwaters Run Deep Series

Frank Talaber was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, where the claim to fame is a fox with flashing eyes in the only pub, yeah, big place, that's why his family left when he was knee high to a grasshopper and moved to Edmonton, Alberta. Eventually he got tired of ten months of winter and two of bad slush and moved to Chilliwack, BC. Great place, Cedar trees, can cut the grass nine months of the year and, oh it does snow here once or twice. Just enough to have to find out what happened to the bloody snow shovel and have to use it. GRRR.

He's spent most of his life either fixing cars or managing automotive shops and is a licensed automotive technician. However it’s the little muses that keep twigging on his pencil won’t let his writing pad stay blank.

He's had several short stories published, short-listed in contests over the years and a few automotive articles published in RV magazines. He has several novels published through BWL publishing, which include the genres of urban fantasy, thriller, crime and romance. He also has written in science fiction, spiritual, erotica and comedy genres as well.

When asked once, "where does this creativity spring from?" He answered, "It’s the Gypsy blood from my mother’s Hungarian ancestry."

Literary madness that drives his wife crazy when he leaves their bed in the middle of the night to pound out some sort of prosaic induced brilliance. “Here we go again, the next War and Peace, Aka 21st century,” she moans, only to realize it’s either gibberish or there’s no lead in his pencil and he's scribbled on sixteen blank pages in the dark.

When asked about Frank Talaber’s Writing Style? He usually responds with: Mix Dan Millman (Way of The Peaceful Warrior) with Charles De Lint (Moonheart) and throw in a mad scattering of Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get The Blues). 

PS: He’s better looking than Stephen King (Carrie, The Stand, It, The Shining) and his romantic stuff will have you gasping quicker than Robert James Waller (Bridges Of Madison County).Or as is often said: You don’t have to be mad to be a writer, but it sure helps.

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The Stillwaters Run Deep Series

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Meet Charlie Stillwaters. Armed with only his wits the shaman ends up battling sasquatch, native legends, and spiritual beings.  Being crazy comes with the job. When you've seen and experienced what he has.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Books for Adults!

 

One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man--your author, James Schannep.

Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep's books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.

From the Author

What is a Click Your Poison book? 
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own... Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children's paperbacks, Click Your Poison books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.

Do I need to read the series in order? 
No. All the Click Your Poison titles have a shared multiverse, but there's no need to read them chronologically. Just pick the one that interests you most and jump right in!

Are there more coming soon?
Yes! You can follow my blog at jamesschannep.com or sign up for my new-release mailing list here: eepurl.com/bdWUBb

INFECTED -- Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
MURDERED -- Can YOU Solve the Mystery? SUPERPOWERED -- Will YOU be a Hero or a Villain?
PATHOGENS -- More Zombocalypse Survival Stories!
MAROONED -- Will YOU Endure Treachery and Survival on the High Seas?
SPIED (coming in 2019)--Can YOU Save the World as a Secret Agent?

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Ron Schwab is the author of Sioux Sunrise, Paint the Hills Red, Medicine Wheel, Night of the Coyote, and Last Will, the latter two of which were nominated for Best Novel Peacemaker Awards by Western Fictioneers. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and Mystery Writers of America.

Ron and his wife, Bev, divide their time between their home in Fairbury, Nebraska and their cabin in the Kansas Flint Hills.

To learn more about Ron and his books, please visit www.RonSchwabBooks.com.

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