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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Diane Rapp became an entrepreneur when she started her own dog grooming salon in Santa Barbara, California. She spent the next thirty years as a small business owner; she sold real estate, started an office supply/copy center, and performed free-lance advertising design. During all those years Diane wrote stories as a cure for insomnia.
"The Alphas" is the prequel to “Howl of the Wolf”, book 1 of the Heirs to the Throne trilogy. The novel introduces the dogs and wolves that eventually formed a pack that travels through space to inhabit Drako. The story is also a mystery. The heroine solves the murder of an old friend and discovers why her beloved German Shepherd was stolen.
"Howl of the Wolf" introduces the planet Drako, telepathic wolves, and the crew of the space ship that took sanctuary on a planet that banned technology. In "The Havenshire Resistance", the second book of the series, Queen Krystal's teenage daughters learn to use their special inherited powers. Krystal and her daughters lead an army of Samurai women, telepathic wolves, and commoners to save the kingdom from an evil usurper in a dramatic battle. The third book of the trilogy is "Dragon Defense". The planet is under threat by an Institute battleship. King Donovan must train teenagers to operate forbidden defense technology while his daughters make friends with a flock of wild dragons. Will his crazy defense tactics save the planet from destruction?
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C.C. Bolick grew up in a small Alabama town where she learned the best roads were always the muddiest. She started writing 12 years ago and hasn't stopped since. An engineer by day and author by night, she loves to mix teenage drama with her favorite genres—romance, sci-fi, and paranormal.
If you enjoy page-turning drama, family secrets, and a special power or two, her stories might be for you. Her next book, Run Don't Think, will release in April of 2018 and is a spin-off of the Leftover Girl series.
Please visit www.ccbolick.com to stay updated on future releases and to contact her.
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In 2014, Adam Dreece stopped hoping to be an author one day. Since then, he's written his best-selling, 5 part steampunk meets fairy tale series, The Yellow Hoods, introduced the world to his science fiction side with The Man of Cloud 9, and brought out his all action, post-apocalyptic fantasy side in The Wizard Killer.
These days, the multi-award finalist author is working on kicking off his fantasy space-opera series, Tilruna, with an initial installment that will pull from Shakespeare's Hamlet, called Tilruna: Fall of House Andes, due this fall.
He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife and children. He is an active public speaker, panelist, and author in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
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