Penn Wallace is the author of #1 bestsellers Christmas Inc, The Mexican Connection and Murder Strikes Twice. His Ted Higuera Series) isabout a young Latino security analyst, and the Catrina Flaherty Mysteries features a kick-ass female PI.
If Chevy Chase had played Indiana Jones, he would be Penn Wallace. Penn has a thirst for adventure, but nothing ever seems to go exactly as planned. A Hemmingwayesque, adventurer, Penn lives on his sailboat as he sails around the world looking for new adventures about which to write.
After his wife died in 2010, Penn decided that life should be lived for today, you never know if tomorrow will come.
He purchased a 56-foot sailboat and spent the next two and a half years rebuilding the Victory, then left his career as a software engineer to set sail for the warm blue waters of Baja California.
Along the way, he acquired a gorgeous blonde and her Great Dane. Together they sailed down the Pacific Coast of the United States, and cruised Mexico’s Sea of Cortez for two years.
His stories of living on a sail boat with a giant dog, “Great Dane on Board,” have been his most popular blog posts. You can read his blog at www.pennwallace.com.
Penn just spent four months living in the jungles of Panama with no electricity, water, cell phones or Internet connection. Look for the location in a new Catrina Flaherty novel.
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An Amazon bestselling author, D.F. Bailey is a W.H. Smith First Novel Award and a Whistler Independent Book Award finalist.
In 2015 D.F. Bailey published The Finch Trilogy — Bone Maker, Stone Eater, and Lone Hunter — three novels narrated from the point-of-view of a crime reporter in San Francisco. Second Life (2017) is the first in a series of stand-alone books that follows the characters established in the trilogy.
His first novel, Fire Eyes, was optioned for film. His second novel, Healing the Dead, was translated into German as Todliche Ahnungen. The Good Lie, another psychological thriller, was recorded as an audiobook. A fourth novel, Exit from America, made its debut as an e-book in 2013.
Following his birth in Montreal, D.F. Bailey's family moved around North America from rural Ontario to New York City to McComb, Mississippi to Cape May, New Jersey. He finally "landed on his feet" on Vancouver Island — where he lives next to the Salish Sea in the city of Victoria.
For twenty-two years D.F. Bailey worked at the University of Victoria where he taught creative writing and journalism and coordinated the Professional Writing Cooperative Education Program — which he co-founded. From time to time he also freelanced as a business writer and journalist. In the fall of 2010 he left the university so that he could turn "his pre-occupation with writing into a full-blown obsession."
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Judith Lucci writes what she knows.....Hospitals, Patients, Physicians and Health Care. She adds suspense and intrigue along with well developed plots, vivid descriptions and memorable characters, and produces medical thrillers that few readers can put down.
Dr. Lucci is the author of the Alexandra Destephano Series, a series of medical thrillers that offer fans an escape into the busy world of a fictitious world-class hospital in New Orleans. The main characters are Alexandra Destephano, a nurse attorney who is legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center(CCMC) and Jack Francoise, a dedicated, gnarly, unyielding NOPD Commander who covers the 8th Precinct and the French Quarter in New Orleans. Add dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet, Alex's ex-husband and her best friend and psychiatrist Monique Desmonde, and the cast is complete. Lucci's thrillers are a fast-paced, riveting medical thrillers that offer readers believable drama, and memorable characters and extraordinary thrilers that allow them to escape into the complex, often mysterious world of health care.
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Maggie has published more than 60 novels with Harlequin, Berkley, Avon, St. Martin’s Press, Pocket Books and others before going independent in March 2014 so she could take full control of her novels and write what she most wanted to write.
She also writes and blogs and teaches the Law of Attraction or what she likes to call Witchcraft without the props. You can find her non-fiction teachings about how you can become the Queen and Goddess of your own life and business, and create everything you want, at BlissBlog.org
So pick a story, any story, and then curl up in a comfy chair, and wrap your softest blanket around your shoulders. Fill your favorite mug with your favorite warm beverage, coffee or tea or cocoa, and fall into one of her worlds for a little while. She thinks you’re gonna like it there.
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Darcia Helle lives with her husband in a home ruled by three spoiled dogs, one overly vocal cat, and an occasional stray lizard. Suspense, random blood spatter and mismatched socks consume Darcia's days. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative. Only then are the voices free to haunt someone else's mind.
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Author, poet, and journalist BV Lawson’s award-winning writings have appeared in dozens of publications and anthologies, and her novels have been downloaded in 40+ countries and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
A four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, BV’s Scott Drayco series has been honored by the American Independent Writers, Maryland Writers Association, named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Self-e pick, and been a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, and Daphne Awards. BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna.
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Scott Drayco Thrillers in order:
- PLAYED TO DEATH (A Shamus Award Finalist and Best Mystery, Next Generation Book Awards)
- REQUIEM FOR INNOCENCE
- DIES IRAE
- ELEGY IN SCARLET
Praise for BV's Mysteries in Crimetime:
"Lawson's book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end...The citizens of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly." - Reader's Favorite Reviews
"The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series." - Omnimystery News
"A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable." - Terrie Farley Moran, national bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery Series
"Now this story was close to brilliance...The plot was fast, dark and thrilling." - IHeartReading.net
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Aaron Paul Lazar is obsessed with writing. He's completed twenty-six books to date, and has earned twenty literary book awards. He writes mysteries, suspense, love stories, and more. You'll usually find him writing his heart out in the early hours of the day - preferably in the dark, quiet hours when no one else is awake in his bustling household. Visit his website at www.lazarbooks.com to sign up for a free book and to learn about future deals.
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Richard Bard was born in Munich, Germany to American parents, and joined the United States Air Force like his father. But when he was diagnosed with cancer and learned he had only months to live, he left the service. He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and ultimately ran three successful companies involving advanced security products used by US embassies and governments worldwide. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Redondo Beach, California, with his wife, and remains in excellent health.
Richard draws on his own experiences as a former USAF pilot and cancer survivor to craft compelling characters who risk it all for love and loyalty. With breakneck international chases, and mind-blowing plot twists, his "International Thrillers With Soul" are sure to capture your imagination.
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According to Book Viral, "Gray certainly knows how to spin a saga, more importantly she knows how to pitch the tone. The plots are compelling, the characters superb and the writing excellent. It's the kind of alchemy that, on the rare occasions it comes together is hard to replicate." Jacky writes edgy, character-driven tales packed with fun, drama and snarky wit, but above all, romance.
Bryant Rockwell Series
Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of Ten Things I Hate About You and Glee, these young adult stories are snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.
Dealing with issues of self-image and peer abuse, this well-written, intriguing series shares many elements with Thirteen Reasons Why as the complex characters grapple with issues such as sexuality, bullying and misread signals. It gives a convincing depiction of mercurial teenage relationships and that dreadful sense of hope and fear combined around transforming friendships into relationships when you don't quite dare take the plunge in case your feelings aren't reciprocated.
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Judith Keim was born and raised in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Idaho with her husband and their long-haired dachshund, Winston, and other members of her family.
Growing up, books were always present being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. Information from the books was shared in general conversation, giving all of us in the family a wealth of knowledge and a lot of imagination. Perhaps that is why I was drawn to the idea of writing stories early on. I particularly love to write novels about women who face unexpected challenges and meet them with strength.
A hybrid author who both has a publisher and who self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming stories of strong women who face challenges and find love and happiness along the way. Her books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many, loyal readers love.
Her readers are presently awaiting the 4th and final book in the Salty Key Inn series -FINDING FAMILY - which will be available for pre-order mid-August.
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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books have been southern fiction, historical fiction, and women's fiction bestsellers. Midwest book review describes her books as "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures."
"Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.
It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win over twenty awards for her work including: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, In'DTale RONE Award Winner, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.
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When not visiting local farmer's markets or indulging her love for chocolate, Andrea enjoys writing
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Lori Handeland enjoys writing in multiple genres such as: historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and historical fantasy. In addition to being a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author, Lori has been nominated five times for the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, winning twice, for Best Paranormal and Best Long Series Contemporary.
Her series include The Nightcreature Novels, The Phoenix Chronicles, The Shakespeare Undead duet, The Luchettis, the Rock Creek Six and Sisters of the Craft. Lori wrote the gritty, sensual western historical romance series, Once Upon a Time in the West, under the name Lori Austin.
Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.
Lori's next release will be her debut women's fiction novel, Just Once. The the story of two women who love one man, how their lives intertwine over four decades and how they come together to give him the best death that they can. Available in the UK September, 30, 2018 and in the US/Canada January 1, 2019.
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Holly Kerr writes books people enjoy. All her books feature strong women who aren’t afraid to go after what they want, from her early rom-com (Unexpecting), women’s fiction (Coming Home) and chick lit (Absinthe Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder). For her latest books, she’s taken her hidden fantasy of being a super-hero and mixed it into chick lit to come up with the Charlotte Dodd series about a secret agent who loses her memory.
She also writes MG books for her kids, The Dragon Under the Mountain, and the sequel, the Dragon Under the Dome.
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Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn't somewhere else. An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere ... particularly the south of France.
Her award-winning debut novel The Bridge Club was published in 2010 and her second novel, The Promise of Provence was an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013, a USA Best Book 2013 Finalist and a 2013 Finalist in Literary Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards. In 2015, eLit Books Silver Award (Literary Fiction) ~ and ~ eLit Books Gold Award (Travel Fiction).
The Promise of Provence became Book #1 in the Love In Provence series. Promises To Keep ~ Book #2 was released in Summer 2014. I Promise You This ~ Book #3 was released in May 17, 2016. The series explores a mid-life coming of age and allows readers to lose themselves in the beauty of the south of France without leaving home.
Patricia was invited to join the Lake Union imprint (Women's Fiction) of Amazon Publishing in January 2015. Her fifth novel, Drawing Lessons, also set in France, was released on October 1, 2017.
Celebrating the rewarding friendships and bonds women share, her stories examine the challenges life often throws in our paths. Location features prominently in all of her novels.
Her philosophy is that it's never too late to begin something new, to seize each day and be a possibilitarian! As the saying goes, just do it! Hearing from readers (both men and women, from ages 20 to 84) is her greatest reward.
Find out more at Patricia’s Facebook Author Page, Amazon Author Page or her website. There are links to her books, social media, and a monthly newsletter that has special giveaways, photography from France, and sneak peeks at her next book. She loves hearing from readers.
Represented by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency.
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Suzanne Kelman is an Amazon international best-selling author and a multi-award-winning screenwriter and playwright. She is the author of The Rejected Writers' Book Club, Rejected Writers Take the Stage, published by Lake Union Publishing, and The Rejected Writers Christmas Wedding published by Kindle Press, as the Southlea Bay series.
As well as being an author, Suzanne is also a film producer, director, and screenwriter. Her film accolades include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Nicholl Fellowship Finalist 2015, Best Comedy Feature Screenplay, L.A. United Film Festival, Gold Award, California Film Awards and the Van Gogh Award from the Amsterdam Film Festival.
Born in the United Kingdom, her comedic writing voice has been described as a perfect blend of Janet Evanovich and Debbie Macomber, or "comedy with heart". Suzanne now resides on a beautiful island in Washington State which is the perfect environment for bringing great stories to life. She has always been active in the arts, and enjoys performing in a yearly pantomime with "Never To Late Productions" and is a podcast host on the lively podcast show for authors called, "Writing Publishing and Beyond - with Blondie and The Brit."
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Evy Journey, 2015 SPR (Self Publishing Review) Independent Woman Author awardee, is a writer, a wannabe artist (since she was nine years old). She wishes she lives in Paris where people have perfected the art of aimless roaming. She's visited Paris, even lived there a few times as a transient; that is, she stayed from two to six months.
She's a writer because beautiful prose seduces her and existential angst continues to plague her even though such preoccupations have gone out of fashion. She takes occasional refuge by invoking the spirit of Jane Austen and spinning tales of love, loss, and finding one's way---stories into which she weaves mystery or intrigue. Then, she sets them in various locales.
In a previous life, armed with a Ph.D. and fascinated by the psyche, she researched and shepherded the development of mental health programs. And wrote like an academic. Not a good thing if you want to sound like a normal person. So, in 2012, she began to write fiction (mostly happy fiction) as an antidote.
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Lorraine Pestell was born in London and has lived and worked as an IT professional all over the world, including the UK, several European capitals, the USA and Singapore, before moving to Australia for the turn of the millennium. Having suffered from chronic clinical depression since childhood, and later diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after a violent marriage and other challenging events, she turned to creative writing as therapy and to escape from the world.
A passionate advocate for mental health awareness and rational suicide, Lorraine has two main goals for her writing: first, to inspire fellow sufferers to rise above their symptoms and make a success of their lives; and second, to encourage non-sufferers to tolerate, support and even love those afflicted with mental illness in their quest to live a "normal" life.
The seven-part contemporary fiction serial, "A Life Singular", is truly Lorraine's life's work, starting out as an adolescent romance in her early teens. It has since become seven long books exploring the human mind and social justice, wrapped in the universal theme of love and our endless fascination for celebrity.
Book 7, "A Life After", will be released sometime in 2018!
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Lose yourself in a Greek family saga with Effie Kammenou
Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she'd thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.
Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down.She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.
Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Sagawas a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina isBook Two inThe Gift Sagaand Chasing Petalouthesis Kammenou’s latest release, completing the series.
Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for ‘research.’
As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.
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Suzanne writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women's fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.
A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins lives in Southern California.
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