If you took a guy who loves to hunt and fish and then made him a professional magician with a decade long career in law enforcement who also enjoys his work as an ordained wedding officiant you would have W.C. Hoffman.
A loving husband and father of two, his writing utilizes the outdoors knowledge he has gained over the years he has spent chasing game in the wildest areas of North America. Hoffman's unique life skills are often evident in his novels.
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Frank Kelso grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, the origin of the Santa Fe Trail. Historic sites, monuments, and statues abound highlighting the journey west, including the Wagons West, Pioneer Women and the Indian Scout located on the bluffs overlooking the wide Missouri. Writing western themed books fit in with his upbringing. His parents considered storytelling a family tradition and the taller the tale, the better, when sharing around the supper table.
A biomedical research scientist in his day job, Frank writes short stories and novels to keep the family traditions alive. He enjoys living on an island on the Alabama Gulf Coast at the Florida border. Can you say Flora-Bama Beach Bar? Welcome to Paradise Island: sunny days, sugar white sands, turquoise blue water, fishing, and smooth sailing. Come on down, Y'all.
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A.M. Van Dorn enjoys flipping the script on Westerns believing "Cowboys shouldn't have all the fun" by replacing the usual lantern-jawed cowboy hero with four bold, beautiful and brave half-sisters in the Wildes of the West/Half Breed Haven Series. Combining a love of old character-driven tv westerns such as Bonanza, The Big Valley, and The High Chapparal A.M. Van Dorn pays homage to these 1960's classics with a decisively 21st-century bent.
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The Sister’s escapades, be it braving the sometimes-violent west or their romantic escapades are recommended for readers, who like the Wildes, are 18+ years of age and above.
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A native of Pittsburgh and a former U.S. Army officer, the author is now a resident of Northern Virginia. He is a former Special Agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).
His State Department career included involvement in criminal investigations and dignitary protection in the Miami and Washington field offices, as well as four years with the DSS Mobile Security Division (MSD). With MSD he provided training to allied foreign security services, as well as tactical support to domestic protective details, and emergency security enhancement to high threat American embassies and consulates around the world.
His DSS travel has taken him to some 45 countries. While assigned abroad, he was a member of the Regional Security Offices in El Salvador, South Africa, and China.
Prior to retirement, he was the Chief of the DSS Counterintelligence Division, which handles all State Department CI investigations - both foreign and domestic - and conducts liaison with the various agencies of the national Intelligence Community.
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Daniel Kemp's introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII.
However, it wasn't until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
Below are two fantastic series:
Heirs and Descendants— Put Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs together, mix in a good proportion of A House Of Cards, and you have the Heir and Descendants series.
The Lies and Consequences series is built on true stories my father related to me from his days in Army Intelligence at the end of World War II. I added some extra colour.
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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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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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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.
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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
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-- 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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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.
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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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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A notorious daydreamer, Kat knew it was only a matter of time before she became a writer. She learned to read by age four and had her first library card before her fifth birthday. To this day, she can lose herself for hours among the books at her local library or neighborhood bookstore. We won't even talk about the time she spends online browsing and buying books.
Making the leap from reading to making up stories, Kat has entertained friends and family almost all of her life with the stories and characters that play in her mind.
For over a decade Kat worked in mental health in various capacities including office manager, crisis interventionist, and public relations liaison.
Her passion is writing and telling stories to entertain and make people laugh. For relaxation she loves to knit and can be found on Ravelry as KatJ when she's not writing.
Kat lives in Richmond, VA with her two handsome black cats, Sam and Milo.
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As an author, Jeanne Burrows-Johnson embraces her lifetime experiences in the performing arts, education, and marketing. Academically, she was accepted for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the University of Hawai`i. During graduate studies and a teaching assistantship, she became a member of Phi Alpha Theta. She's also a member of the National Writers Union, Sisters in Crime, Arizona Mystery Writers, and a Lifetime Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Highland Division. Jeanne' inspiration for storytelling is rooted in theatrical training during her youth and grew with the colorful tales shared by myriad characters in her life.
In the co-authored book, UNDER SONORAN SKIES, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert, Jeanne's contributions included historical articles, design of the evocative cover, and indexing of its broad-spectrum contents. Having been a resident of Hawai`i for 20 years, it's not surprising that her Natalie Seachrist mysteries are set in its lush and multicultural environment. While sampling Island life and pan-Pacific history, Jeanne's readers join in the heroine's contemplation of haunting visions and puzzling deaths. The award-winning PROSPECT FOR MURDER and MURDER ON MOKULUA DRIVE have been joined by MURDERS OF CONVEYANCE, a winner in the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. This third book in the series takes place during a Chinese New Year scavenger hunt across O`ahuas as Natalie, Keoni and Miss Una explore two murders separated by sixty years.
You'll find Island recipes, a comprehensive glossary of terms included in the mysteries and more information about Jeanne's projects at her author website, JeanneBurrows-Johnson.com. You can also learn about CONVERSATIONS WITH AUNTIE CAROL, a print and audio book project that will present interviews with an elderly Hawaiian woman from `Ulupalakua, Maui, who was dancing hula in Waikīkī on December 6, 1941. There's also a link to Jeanne's blog that helps creative professionals examine issues in shaping, refining, and marketing their work. Please use the contact forms on her websites to drop her a note . . .
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Summer Prescott is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author, who has penned nearly one hundred Cozy Mysteries, and one rather successful Thriller, The Quiet Type, which debuted in the top 50 of its genre. As owner of Summer Prescott Books Publishing, Summer is responsible for a combined catalog of over two hundred Cozy Mysteries and Thrillers. Mentoring and helping new Cozy writers launch their careers has long been a passion of Summer's, and she has played a key role in the incredible success of Cozy writers such as Patti Benning and Carolyn Q. Hunter.
Summer enjoys travel, and is honored to be a featured speaker at the International Writer's Conference in Cuenca, Ecuador, in May 2018. The event draws writers from all over the world.
In an exciting development, Summer has recently been asked to write monthly for her favorite magazine, Atomic Ranch. Having been an Interior Decorator before giving up her business to write full-time, Summer is thrilled by the opportunity and looking forward to having her writing published in the only magazine to which she actually subscribes.
Summer is a doting mother to four grown children, and lives in Champaign, Illinois with her Standard Poodle, Elvis.
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She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine feature writer, and publications editor for several years. A former tennis pro, Ms. Moore's writing background also includes sports writing, and athletes from various sports are sprinkled throughout some of her novels. A lifelong resident of Florida, she currently resides in Vero Beach.
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Cheryl is a USA Today bestselling author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand with two alter egos: C.A. Phipps who writes cozy mysteries and sweet romance, and Cheryl Phipps who writes contemporary romance and Women’s Fiction.
She loves stories filled with feisty heroines, suave heroes, and wonderful small towns, and crafting her own heart-warming tales of strong family ties, mixed in with a little romance, humor, and delicious baking!
The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.
No swearing, gore or graphic scenes.
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D.N. Leo is an Australian author. She is known by her fans for The Multiverse Collection, containing series of novels across romantic urban fantasy, supernatural suspense mystery, thriller and action adventure.
For up-to-date information about D.N. Leo's novels and new releases and up-coming releases, please visit: http://dnleo.com
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Imagine if Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean vanished with the wrong turn of a key!
As a silver blood soldier, it is Roy's mission to stop that from happening. As the alpha of a werefox clan, Mori uses all of her skills to help her husband prevent the catastrophe to both Earth and the paranormal worlds.
Together, they tread the dangerous water, fighting the most notorious supernatural forces from the multiverse and the magical land.
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