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F. W. Abel | William Allmon | Christine Amsden | Darrell Bain | Bob Boan | Barb Caffrey | Mayra Calvani | D Jason Cooper | Jason Cordova | Lee Denning | Maria DeVivo | Dominick Domingo | Scott Eder | Anne K. Edwards | Karina L. Fabian | Robert A. Fabian | R. Barri Flowers | Ralph Freedman | Geoff Geauterre | Susan Goldsmith | Jan Grape | Ginger Hanson | Janis Hashe | Joan Heartwell | Toby Fesler Heathcotte | Annette Marie Hyder | Linda Langwith | Margot Lasher | Aaron Lazar | Celia Leaman | Patricia Lieb | Ken Lizzi | Bent Lorentzen | Dora Machado | Robert Marcom | Terence James Mason | Rudy Mazzocchi | Beverly Stowe McClure | Jeff McCord | Heather McLaren | Gerald W. Mills | Erica Miner | Mark Misercola | Jean Moynahan | D. M. Nigro | Christopher Nuttall | S. W. O'Connell | Stephanie Osborn | Wendy Peterson | Lida Quillen | Ken Ramirez | Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti | Bob Rich | Jamie Richards | Natalie Roers | Alex Roces | Thomas Root | David Rothman | John Russo | Leanna Sain | Ardy M. Scott | Dorothy A. Skarles | Mark Spitzer | Jennifer St. Clair | Daniel C. Starr | James Stone | Bill Swears | Travis S. Taylor | Laura Toops | Anca Vlasopolos | Dina von Lowenkraft | Cynthia Ward | Florence Weinberg | Patrick Welch | Cecilia Wennerström | Jack Whitsel | Robina Williams |

 

F. W. Abel

F.W. Abel was born in New York. His life-long fascination with the Civil War began during the Civil War Centennial, when he was ten years old. After graduating from Fordham University, he served for eight years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and currently works for the federal government. He lives in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., within a few hours' drive of most of the Civil War's eastern theater battlefields, where he has walked the same ground once trodden by heroes.

TTB title: Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Mustering in to Chickamauga
 



 

William Allmon

William Allmon is a retired Navy SEAL and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1993. He retired as a chief petty officer, and is a combat veteran of three wars. While in the SEALs, Mr. Allmon participated in numerous covert and overt missions around the world in support of US and foreign governments, militaries, and other official agencies.

TTB title: When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: the essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL

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Christine Amsden

Award-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with a touch of the strange or unusual. She became a "serious" writer in 2003, after attending a boot camp with Orson Scott Card. She finished Touch of Fate shortly afterward, then penned The Immortality Virus, which won two awards.

Aside from writing, Christine teaches writing workshops at Savvy Authors and is a freelance editor. She also mentors aspiring fiction writers.

Christine lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and two kids.

TTB titles: The Immortality Virus
Touch of Fate

Cassie Scot series
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective  Book 1
Secrets and Lies  Book 2
Mind Games  Book 3
Stolen Dreams  Book 4

Author web site.
Blog
 



Darrell Bain

Darrell is the author of about two dozen books, in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to non-fiction and a few humorous works which are sort of fictional non-fiction, if that makes any sense. He has even written for children. For the last several years he has concentrated on humor and science fiction, both short fiction, non-fiction (sort of) and novels. He is currently writing the fourth novel in the series begun with Medics Wild.

Darrell served thirteen years in the military and his two stints in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild. Darrell has been writing off and on all his life but really got serious about it only after the advent of computers. He purchased his first one in 1989 and has been writing furiously ever since.

While Darrell was working as a lab manager at a hospital in Texas, he met his wife Betty. He trapped her under a mistletoe sprig and they were married a year later. Darrell and Betty own and operate a Christmas tree farm in East Texas which has become the subject and backdrop for many of his humorous stories and books.

TTB titles:
Alien Infection
Doggie Biscuit!
Hotline to Heaven
Laughing All the Way
Life on Santa Claus Lane
Savage Survival
Shadow Worlds with Barbara M. Hodges
Strange Valley
The Focus Factor with Gerald Mills
The Melanin Apocalypse
Warp Point

Series
Human By Choice with Travis 'Doc' Taylor. Book 1 Cresperian series.
The Y Factor with Stephanie Osborn. Book 2 Cresperian series
The Cresperian Alliance with Stephanie Osborn. Book 3 Cresperian series.

Medics Wild - Prequel to the Williard Bros. Series
Post War Dinosaur Blues - Book 1 of the Williard Bros. Series
Bigfoot Crazy - Book 2 of the Williard Bros. Series

Author web site.
 



Dr. Bob Boan

Bob Boan has been an active member of the space community for over a quarter of a century. He has worked on a variety of manned and unmanned space programs at different levels of responsibility over that time. Prior to his space experience he was a member of academia. He taught courses from the high school level through graduate school, primarily chemistry.

Dr. Boan is recognized as a community expert on Communications, SIGINT and IMINT systems and concepts. He also has significant MASINT experience.  He has multiple relevant patents and technical publications in his field. He earned his doctorate at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Boan has authored a number of technical publications including peer reviewed articles. He coauthored An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion, BrownWalker Press, 2006. He has written three novels, Bobby Becomes Bob, Williams Lake Was Once the Center of the Universe and Don't Tell Brenda

TTB title: Bobby Becomes Bob

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Barb Caffrey

Barb Caffrey is a writer, editor, musician, and composer. She holds two degrees and is an inveterate and omnivorous reader. She's been published at e-Quill Publishing, in the Bedlam's Edge anthology, in the Due North anthology, Written Word online magazine, Joyful! Online, the Midwest Literary magazine, and Vision online magazine (a publication of the Forward Motion Writers Group).

She blogs at Elfyverse (aka "Barb Caffrey's Blog"), reviews books for Shiny Book Review and for Amazon.com as an Amazon Vine reviewer, has edited for Masterpiece Comics and the Written Word, and occasionally edits for ComicsBulletin.com.

TTB title: An Elfy on the Loose

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Mayra Calvani

Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The Writer, Writer's Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.

TTB title: Embraced by the Shadows
How to Turn Your Book Club into a Spectacular Event
Sunstruck
The Luthier's Apprentice
The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing with Anne K. Edwards

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D Jason Cooper

D Jason Cooper was born south of Toronto, Canada, grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Perth, Australia. He has a wife and two children, a girl, Shadra (aged twelve) a boy, Darius (aged eight), and two cats.

He holds a BA from the University of Western Australia and is the author of six other books, including Understanding Numerology, Using the Runes, Esoteric Rune Magic, The Power of Dreaming, Mithras: Mysteries and Initiation Rediscovered and The Astral Grail. He is a regular on Perth radio and has occasionally appeared on TV.

TTB title: Slums of Paradise
 



Jason Cordova

Jason Cordova was born in California in 1978, thus beginning his tumultuous path towards world domination. As with every megalomaniac dictator, he had no love for books at an early age. Indeed, baseball and corruptive power were his two biggest loves in life. He did not discover a love of reading, therefore, until his English teacher in high school introduced him to alternate history. It was then that he realized that the classic blunder for every world dictator was a lack of literary prowess. As Vizzini was apt to say, "Inconceivable!"

However, after service in the United States Navy and a degree in History, he discovered that there was no possible way for him to dominate the world.

In his spare time, Jason continues to read all sorts of literature, especially science fiction and alternate history. He also paints toy soldiers and plays war games with them quite regularly. Many weekends one can find him at the local gaming store, destroying his opposition in a way that only world dictators can truly appreciate.

He now resides in Hampton, Virginia with the Four Kittens of the Apocalypse.

TTB title: Corruptor
 



Lee Denning

Lee Denning is the pen name of a father-daughter writing team. Denning Powell has been a soldier, scientist, engineer and entrepreneur.

Leanne Powell Myasnik is a psychologist, poet and mystic.

He lives on the East Coast, she on the West. They correspond. With love. And hilarity.

TTB title: Hiding Hand
Monkey Trap
Splintered Light

Author web site.
Blog
 



Maria DeVivo

Maria DeVivo is a native New Yorker that has had a lifelong love affair with 'the pen.' A graduate of St. John's University with a BA in English Literature, she has a passion for all things mystical and mythological. She has taught seventh grade Language Arts since 2000, and in 2010, designed the curriculum for an academic elective class entitled Folklore where she has been able share her passion and knowledge on concentrated topics such as folktales and mythology to her students.

Having grown up in a large Italian/Irish family of five children (where Maria falls as the oldest, and of course, wisest) the mystery and wonder surrounding holiday traditions were a main staple of her upbringing. At the age of seven, when her mother finally admitted the "truth" about Santa Claus, Maria became somewhat of a "Santa-phile," an obsession that has rooted its way deeply into every fiber of her being. She's one of those people who cry when Santa makes His grand appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Couple that obsession with a spark of creativity for all things dark and twisted, and her debut novel The Coal Elf was born.

Maria resides in Florida, with her husband, Joe, and daughter, Morgan.

TTB title: The Coal Elf

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Dominick Domingo

In 1991, Dominick Domingo graduated with distinction from Art Center College of Design. As an Illustrator, he spent the 90's visually developing and painting production backgrounds for Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Little Match Girl, and One by One. During this time he also illustrated books for Young Readers for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt.

In the new millennium, Dominick redefined himself as a live-action filmmaker. His films have been well-received, garnering such accolades as 'Best Short Film- Palm Springs International Hispanic Film Festival,' and 'Best Director- Long Beach Q Film Festival.' Having sold two screenplays, Dominick decided to capitalize on a growing writing resume. At forty, (call it an acute awareness of his own mortality) he went on to pen a collection of Narrative Nonfiction essays titled "Jesus Shoes," which he has been performing in Spoken Word events around Los Angeles. Two selections from the collection have recently been included in anthologies.

The Nameless Prince represents Dominick's foray into Young Adult urban fantasy. He would be very happy to retire from illustration as a full-time author. He currently lives in Silver Lake, California, surrounded by hipsters.

TTB title: The Nameless Prince

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Scott Eder

Since he was a kid, Scott wanted to be an author and explored many genres through high school and college. Fantasy, though, captivated his soul. Tales of knights and magic, dragons and elves filled his dreams. After greasing the gears of the corporate machine for many years, he escaped the Information Technology vortex to focus full-time on writing. The stories he'd envisioned years ago—of nobility and strife, honor and chaos—demanded they be brought to life.

Student of David Farland and apprentice to James A. Owen, Scott lives with his wife, two children, and a giant Chihuahua on the west coast of Florida.

TTB title: Knight of Flame

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Anne K. Edwards

Anne K. Edwards writes what she reads--mysteries. Death on Delivery is her second book, the first in the Hannah Clare series. Anne lives on a small farm in southern Pennsylvania with several cats and horses. Her interests other than reading and writing are meeting new people, traveling and talking to other authors.

Anne is a member of Pennwriters.org and reviews books for Ebooksnbytes.com and Reader to Reader.

TTB title: Death on Delivery
Shadows Over Paradise
The Last to Fall
The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing with Mayra Calvani

Author web site.
 



Karina L. Fabian

Karina L. Fabian is a homeschooling mother of four who writes articles and craft books to bring in extra money and fiction to placate the many characters in her head who insist on having their stories told. Her short stories have appeared in magazines like Eternal Night and in the award-winning Christian SF anthology, Leaps of Faith.

A cradle Catholic and SF geek, she's had a great time thinking about the future of the Catholic Church for Infinite Space, Infinite God, which she edited with her husband, Rob. She finds collaborating with her husband, whether about children, stories, or anthologies, extremely romantic.

TTB title: Infinite Space, Infinite God

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Robert A. Fabian

Rob is a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF whose training is in military space operations, but whose career has ranged from ICBM maintenance to speechwriting for the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. He has written several articles on the military and commercial use of space, the most recent of which appeared in Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Power and Policy. Rob handles the technical/detail side of the Fabian writing team.

TTB title: Infinite Space, Infinite God
 



R. Barri Flowers

R. Barri Flowers is an award winning, best-selling literary criminologist with more than forty published books and dozens of short stories to his credit. His published mystery novels include the legal thrillers, State's Evidence (Dorchester, 2006), Justice Served (Dorchester, 2005), and Persuasive Evidence (Dorchester, 2004). Justice Served was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.

Flower's best-selling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders (St. Martin's Press, 1996) was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine and was the basis for crime documentaries on the Biography Channel's Crime Stories and Investigation Discovery's Wicked Attraction series.

The author's noir tale, "The Wrong End of a Gun," appears in Seattle Noir (Akashic Books, 2009), as part of an award winning noir anthology series. A number of Flowers mystery short stories are part of the Amazon Shorts program, including "Ripper-Part 1," "Deception-Part-1," "Gone But Not Forgotten," "No Going Back," and "The Jury Has Spoken."

Apart from writing fiction and true crime, R. Barri Flowers is a distinguished criminologist and has written such criminology titles as College Crime (McFarland, 2009), Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates (McFarland, 2009), The Adolescent Criminal (McFarland, 2009), Sex Crimes: Predators, Perpetrators, Prostitutes, and Victims (Charles C Thomas, 2006), and Murders in the United States (McFarland, 2004).

The author is a recipient of the Wall of Fame Award from Michigan State University's renowned School of Criminal Justice. He has been interviewed on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and by ABC News as well as many popular online sites.

R. Barri Flowers is the editor of Murder Past, Murder Present, a mystery anthology by award-winning, best-selling mystery author members of the American Crime Writers League. The anthology will be published in the summer of 2009 (Twilight Times Books).

The author is currently working on a thriller novel, Death Cries, procedural mystery series, A Killer in Paradise, and a narrative nonfiction essay anthology for the International Thriller Writers, True Thrills.

TTB titles: Murder Here, Murder There
Murder Past, Murder Present

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Dr. Ralph Freedman

Ralph Freedman quickly became a "new American" after he arrived in the United States in 1940. A Jewish refugee from Hamburg, Germany, he had worked on a farm in England before joining his family in Seattle, Washington, where he began to attend the University. Interrupted by 3½ years of service in the U.S. Army--including 2½ years in North Africa, Sicily and Italy--he returned to the University of Washington to graduate in 1948. After receiving his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale in 1954, he taught at the University of Iowa (1953-65) and Princeton University (1965-88), followed by 2 years of service as a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the age of 28, Ralph published his first novel, Divided, which won a significant award, after which he turned to scholarly publications. His Lyrical Novel won considerable acclaim, especially in Korea and Japan; his two major biographies on Hermann Hesse and Rainer Maria Rilke have been translated into several languages, including German, Italian and Japanese (Hesse) and German and French (Rilke).

Finally, however, after many years of teaching and writing, Ralph Freedman made good on his promise to himself as a young writer and returned to prose fiction late in life with Rue the Day, based on his experience as a soldier in Italy and as a returning student at the University of Washington. He is also at work on his memoir.

TTB title: Divided
Rue the Day

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Geoff Geauterre

Geoff Geauterre is a retired civil servant with a degree in History and special interests in Journalism and Research. He has lived in Florida, New York, Chicago, Boston, Maine, Montreal, Northern Quebec, Calgary, Northwest Territories, and parts of Alaska. He's said he gained his sense of humor from the back of a mule.

Experienced in Medicine, Administration, Security, Publications and News Services as a reporter and commentator, with over four years in the U.S. Navy, he later applied that background when attending the University.

Geoff has traveled to England, France, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and the Mediterranean Islands. He likes studying Philosophy, Comparative Myths, Legends and Religions. He is also reasonably certain of having gained prior experience in writing in another life. He only hoped it wasn't one that led him to the guillotine!

TTB Titles: A Nightful of Mages - sf/f novel
A Play of Shadows - suspense

Eyes of Light sf/f series
Behold the Eyes of Light - Book I
Far Come the Eyes of Light - Book II
Within the Eyes of Light - Book III
Beyond the Eyes of Light - Book IV

The Fourth Guardian - sf/f novel
The Soapmaster's Apprentice - sf/f novel

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Susan Goldsmith

Susan earned her Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She was selected to serve as Rep. Morris K. Udall's Assistant Press Secretary and was honored by handing his resignation to the Senate Press. Later she became an Undercover Private Investigator at Pinkerton, worked as an outside Sales Rep at Dun and Bradstreet and spent five years in pharmaceutical sales.

She met husband, Bryan, in Mr. Ledezma's biology class, at age 13, setting off fireworks that still light the sky over Madera Canyon, AZ, to this day! Those presently enjoying the show include her daughters Riley and Reagan, 3 1/2 dogs, 3 cats and a parrot who she's trying to teach Shakespeare and failing. Note: Her 210 pound English Mastiff, Teddy Bear, counts as 1 1/2 dogs.

Presently a stay-at-home mom, she stumbled across a pondering personal question after reading Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul, that being her own worst fear. Losing her husband and children was the answer, arriving while she vacuumed the living room. What if she were to be taken from them without their knowledge? What if another soul was inserted in her place? She'd look the same, but oh, what would happen then?

The question soon became an obsession, the idea of 'soul switching' was born, and the result was her first novel, Abithica.

TTB title: Abithica

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Jan Grape

Jan Grape is an award winning writer with a mystery series and more than two dozen short stories to her credit. Her novels include Dark Blue Death (Five Star, 2005) and the Anthony nominated Austin City Blue (Worldwide Library, 2003). Both feature Austin police detective Zoe Barrow.

The author is a double award winner with an Anthony for Best Short Story, "A Front Row Seat," and Macavity for a co-authored nonfiction book, Deadly Women (Carroll & Graf, 1997). She has also been nominated for an Edgar, Shamus, and Agatha.

Grape's mystery stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including "Cat O'Nine Lives," in Cat Crimes through Time (Book Sales, 2001) and "A Front Row Seat," in Vengeance is Hers (Signet, 1997).

Jan Grape is currently the President of the American Crime Writers League and former Vice President of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Southwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. She is a regular columnist for Mystery Scene magazine

She recently completed a mystery novel titled, What Doesn't Kill You (Five Star, 2010).

Jan is the co-editor of Murder Past, Murder Present, a mystery collection titled, by award-winning, best-selling mystery author members of the American Crime Writers League. The anthology will be published in the summer of 2009 (Twilight Times Books).

TTB titles: Murder Here, Murder There
Murder Past, Murder Present

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Ginger Hanson

Ginger Hanson is a former college history teacher who found writing historical romance a natural outlet for her love of history. While Lady Runaway is her first foray into the Regency period, her two award-winning Civil War era historical romantic adventures were published in 2004. 

In addition to writing fiction, her feature articles have appeared in magazines, newspapers and ezines. She currently writes, revises, and copyedits federal government handbooks. An experienced presenter, she has taught workshops at local and regional writers' conferences as well as Romance Writers of America's national conference. She also teaches online writing classes.

After a vagabond life as an Navy brat and Army wife, Ginger convinced her husband to retire in southeast Alabama where they now live with a rescued Great Dane named Sir Sterling Silver and Scooter the and cat. Her daughter is an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

TTB title: Lady Runaway

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Janis Hashe

Subjected family and neighbors to poetry and plays from about age 8 on. Still does. Janis began making her living as a writer when she was hired by Sunset Magazine's trade publications division in 1988, and has held various staff jobs over the years, but prefers the precarious life of the freelancer. As a journalist, her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Monocle, AmericanStyle magazine, and many other outlets. She also works as a media relations consultant and teaches theatre arts classes part-time.

A native Californian, she moved from Los Angeles, where her first novel is set, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she does all of the above and produces productions of Shakespeare from time to time. She is also writing a play about her experiences working with local Democrats, tentatively titled "Donkeys in Dixie."

TTB title: The Ex-Club Tong Pang

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Joan Heartwell


Joan Heartwell is the author of the novels Gudrun's Tapestry, Virtual Silence, Homebodies and Island. A former indie publisher (she was the founder/president of GreyCore Press), she makes her living as a freelance writer, editor and book consultant while she continues to work on her own writing projects. She lives with her husband and dogs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

TTB title: Hamster Island: a memoir

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Toby Fesler Heathcotte

At the age of seven, Toby lost her best friend, Marcia, in a car accident. Three months later, Marcia peeked over a cloud and said she liked her new world. Toby's family dismissed the episode as mere imagination, and she grew up distrusting her own perceptions.

Unable to reconcile this and other psychic experiences, such as precognitive dreams and seeing astral forms of people, she became a lifelong student of the paranormal. Her personal library contains over four decades of volumes from Bridey Murphy and J. B. Rhine in the Sixties to current studies by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the American Society for Psychical Research. Her dream journals span the same time period and serve as resources for her life and work.

Repeated psychic experiences forced Toby to learn some coping strategies. She sat in development groups and experimented with techniques like psychometry, automatic writing, and dream analysis. As she came to terms with her nature, she wanted to share what she'd learned to help others with any self-doubt or concerns about their sanity.

Toby taught high school speech and drama and college English. Now her primary interests rest in understanding her psychic abilities and writing projects that incorporate that learning. A mother of two and grandmother of three, Toby lives in Arizona where she serves as president of Arizona Authors Association.

She is the author of non-fiction works such as "Program Building: A Practical Guide for High School Speech and Drama Teachers," "Seeds for Fertile Minds: Eight Curriculum Integration Tools with Betty Joy" and a novel, "Alison's Legacy, and Operation: Pleiades: Full Contact."

TTB title: Out of the Psychic Closet: The Quest to Trust My True Nature

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Annette Marie Hyder

Annette Marie Hyder is a freelance journalist/editor, artist and author. She selfishly--yes, selfishly--involves herself in issues and causes that she feels will impact the life of her daughter, issues such as: feminism, global conservation/ecology, human rights, literacy and education, empowerment and identity and just plain fun (she admits to being interested in these things on their own merit too.)

She is the founder and curator of the international feminist project Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know. She is Contributing Editor for Poems Niederngasse and Editor for PNG's Pancultural Exploration of Love. Her poetry has been translated into German, Italian and Spanish, included in numerous anthologies and published in book form. Her articles appear in print throughout the United States and internationally while her publishing credits encompass both print and electronic World Wide Web publication. She is on the editorial board of INTHEFRAY Magazine and is the Respect Editor for Empowerment4women.org

Annette sees life as a poem that is constantly altering its form to accommodate one's world view/experiences: sometimes a sonnet, sometimes haiku, sometimes graffiti on a wall. She believes that in love you should not say it with flowers, you should say it with words. Diamonds, however, are always acceptable.

A blog, Ad Libitum, is coming soon and promises to cunningly explore the purview of her cognizance. For more information, visit her web site.

TTB Title: The Real Reason the Queen Hated Snow

Author web site.
Blog
 



Linda Langwith

Linda Langwith was born on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The sea is in her blood, in her dreams and in the stories she writes. Her love of literature inspired her to complete a B.A. Honours and an M.A in English, while her passion for history has drawn her to Europe, England, Scotland and Ireland, to the places which nurtured her ancestors and in turn, nourish her imagination. It was in an old stone cottage in the wilds of Yorkshire that The Golden Crusader was first conceived and it was in Fountains Abbey that she found her crusader's effigy, quite forgotten in a corner of the ruins.

Blessed by three children and William, her husband, Linda values family life above all else. Her love of landscape gardening finds scope in their acre property where she has developed an organic market garden. She has been variously a research grants officer for a national arts foundation, a university-level academic advisor, coordinator of a community-based resource centre and currently, a freelance writer of poetry, short stories, articles, scholarly works and novels as well as a contributor to three American cookbooks.

TTB title: The Golden Crusader
 



Dr. Margot Lasher

Margot Lasher is a writer and a licensed psychologist who specializes in the human-dog relationship. She has been involved in experimental theater as a writer and actor, and her play, Other Minds, was part of the local playwright's series at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West. She is the author of "And the Animals Will Teach You," and "The Art and Practice of Compassion and Empathy." She lives with her dog, Shiro, in Vermont and Key West.

TTB title: Dog: Pure Awareness

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Aaron Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. An award-winning, bestselling Kindle author of three addictive mystery series, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys.

TTB titles:

LeGarde Mysteries
   
Double Forte'
   Tremolo: cry of the loon
   Mazurka
   Firesong
   Don't Let the Wind Catch You

Moore Mysteries
   Healey's Cave
   Terror Comes Knocking
   For Keeps

Tall Pine Mysteries
   Essentially Yours
   For the Birds

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Celia Leaman

Celia Leaman was raised in Devon, England. After moving to Canada in 1980, she had short stories published in magazines in the UK, Canada, the United States and South Africa. One of these was translated into Braille. She also wrote and co-directed a play, performed on Galiano Island, BC.

Celia writes in several genres. Her more serious novels, her first being Mary's Child, reflect her love of the South Devon moors in England. When Mary's Child was first released, it was a Frankfurt eBook Award and a Reviewers Choice Award nominee. There are two sequels to Mary's Child; PastPresent I: Awareness and PastPresent II: Resolution.

Unraveled is a lighthearted mainstream novel with a touch of fantasy and humor, as is her short story ebook, "Island Stories." Celia has created a whole new island community on Gale Island, a fictional Gulf Island situated between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

"Who is Margaret? What is She?" is a book of quirky/alien/fantasy short stories.

TTB titles: Island Stories
Journeys
Mary's Child
Past Present I - sequel to "Mary's Child."
The Winnowed Woman
Unraveled  [a Gale Island story.]
Who is Margaret? What is She?

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Patricia Lieb

Patricia Lieb is a former award-winning newspaper reporter and author of several published novels, poetry books, true crime and biographies. Her works have appeared widely in books, magazines and newspapers.

TTB title: The Adventures of a Squirrel Named Peanut
 



Ken Lizzi

Ken Lizzi is an attorney and the author of an assortment of published short stories. When not traveling – and he'd rather be traveling – he lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Isa. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, exercise, and visiting new places. He loathes writing about himself in the third person. Reunion is his first novel.

TTB title: Reunion

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Bent Lorentzen

Bent Lorentzen was born in Roskilde, Denmark, ancient seat of the Danish Kingdom. He lived in Montreal for seven years, BS in biology, four years graduate education in cultural anthropology and neurobiology. He taught science at River School in Florida, was associate editor to North County News and book reviewer and photojournalist in both Denmark and USA. Bent is currently writing a syndicated column and three books.

Having written for several governments, including Denmark, Israel and the USA, Mr. Lorentzen has had his works translated into over thirteen languages. He has also studied journalism (Goddard College), photography (beginning in 1976 as an undergraduate with the Alice G. Wallace Planetarium and completing in 1998, photography certification in Copenhagen with Skolefoto Asb), and editing (Associate Editor for a newspaper syndicate and founder of the magazine, Many Leaves One Tree).

Additionally, much of Mr. Lorentzen's cultural journalism takes place through his unique ability to view and report elements of society from atop a bicycle. He has raced in Denmark and in America as a captain of a USCF cycling team, and has authored a three-year syndicated column on bicycling culture. He recently completed a 2500 kilometer bicycle ride along the mountains of eastern USA, in the dead of winter, for a book on American culture and on behalf of the mental health advocacy group, M-POWER.

Bent is available for speaking and promotional engagements worldwide.

TTB title: Dragon's Moon
Krona: the Dragons of Nistala

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Dora Machado

Dora Machado is the award winning author of the Stonewiser series. She is one of the few Hispanic women exploring her heritage and her world through the epic fantasy genre today. She holds a master's degree in business administration and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history from Georgetown University. She was born in Michigan and grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a preference for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She enjoys long and winding walks, traveling, and connecting with the remarkable readers who share in her mind's adventures. She is currently working on her next novel, The Misery Glutton. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband and three very opinionated cats.

To learn more about Dora Machado and her award winning novels, visit her website at http://www.doramachado.com/. You can also email her at Dora@doramachado.com, find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DoraMachado101, or follow her on Twitter @DoraMachado.

TTB title: The Curse Giver

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Robert Marcom

Robert Marcom has authored both science and speculative science books. He writes from the perspective of a lifelong love affair with a quest to understand. Author of
A Voyage Through the Cosmos, by Waltsan Publishing, LLC, and Digging Up Texas, by Republic of Texas Press, Inc., he also delves into science fiction and fantasy in short stories published by Twilight Times Publishing.

He is the founder of Net Author, Inc., an online writers community, and the publisher of E2K: a journal for the new literary paradigm.

TTB title: Darkly, Darkly

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Sample of Robert's writing: "The Quantum Of Dharma"
 



Terence James Mason

Terence James Mason was born and raised in Kentucky by an Army family. He has a post-graduate degree in science and mathematics, and works as a technical and business analyst for a small company in the south. His professional expertise includes experimental design, scientific and engineering analysis, hazardous waste management, safety, and security. His spare time is spent in church, with family, studying family and early US history, reading science fiction, and analyzing contemporary domestic and international politics and economics.

TTB title: No Loopholes

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Rudy Mazzocchi

Rudy is best known as a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He's been privileged to have the opportunity to see the newest innovations in healthcare and work with some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry.

Authoring more than 50 patents, he has helped pioneer new companies involved in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and even embryonic stem-cell development. Through these efforts, he has become the recipient of many technology and business awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and the Businessman of the Year Award.

Combining these experiences and opportunities, with thousands of hours of travel and long evenings in hotel rooms, he found the initiative to start writing a collection of medical thrillers based on true events, the first of which is entitled Equity of Evil.

TTB title: Equity of Evil
Equity of Fear
Storytelling: The Indispensable Art of Entrepreneurism

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Beverly Stowe McClure

If anyone had told Beverly she'd be a writer one day, she'd have thought they were crazy. When she was a child, she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem "Stars" to a high school anthology, and it was published in Young America Sings, she hated to write. No favorite stories come to mind from her childhood.

In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she attended Midwestern State University and became a teacher. Reading to her students and to her sons introduced her to Dr. Seuss, and she made an amazing discovery: books were fun. She also started to write. To her surprise her stories and articles were published in leading children's magazines. One of her articles was reprinted in a Scott Foresman PreK anthology. Her breakthrough article about her writing journey appeared in the June 2007 issue of the Writer magazine. Caves, Cannons and Crinolines is Beverly's fourth young adult novel. Her other novels for teens are Listen to the Ghost, Secrets I Have Kept, and Rebel in Blue Jeans.

Beverly is a member of the national Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as the North Texas chapter. She lives with her husband, Jack, in the country, where an occasional deer, skunk or armadillo come to visit.

TTB title: Caves, Cannons and Crinolines
Listen to the Ghost
Rebel in Blue Jeans

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Jeff McCord

In his seven years as a newspaper columnist, Jeff McCord has published somewhere in the neighborhood of two hundred columns. He started out writing for "The Rogersville Review"--Tennessee's oldest active newspaper and along with his wife currently writes a column for the "Kingsport Times-News." McCord published his first essay, "Manhood and Kaptain Kangaroo" in 1994 and has been publishing essays and short stories ever since. A native of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Jeff McCord now resides in Kingsport, Tennessee with his wife and three children. Awkward Grace is Jeff McCord's debut novel.

TTB title: Awkward Grace

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Heather McLaren

Heather McLaren is a Cherokee writer who lives in southern Illinois with her husband and four children. Mythos, the first of six books in the Mer Chronicles, is her debut novel. She is currently working on the second book in the series, Beyond Legend, and plans on bringing fantasy into the hearts of young people for years to come.

TTB title: Mythos

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Gerald W. Mills

Gerry spent most of his first sixteen years studying the piano, reading everything in print and ruining as many staged events as possible just by appearing in them. His promising career as a concert pianist came to an end when he found it involved hard work. Instead he entered Northeastern University. In return for his promise never to return there, he was handed a degree in electrical engineering. Misreading that as encouragement, he began a career in avionics engineering. When the engineering industry learned his true value, he wisely switched to sales, but divorce unhappily followed. He later met and married Lori, continued in sales, then launched his own business, selling it ten years later.

The high-speed automation and robotics industry kept him occupied until 1990, when he took a brief sabbatical with Lori, his bride of twenty-eight years by then. They set out on a 45 foot ocean-sailing yacht, managing to terrorize most of the Canadian Maritimes and eastern seaboard for over a year before ending up in the Bahamas, where fortunes ran out. Not one to fret, he immediately wrote his first novel, Then Is The Power, typing furiously to see how the story ended, while Lori plotted a course for Florida.

While in Florida, he worked in automation and learned to herd nine cats.

Shying away from the purely technical, he enjoys writing character-driven stories dealing with human shortcomings, a topic in which he has a great degree of personal expertise. His latest hobbies are gardening and remembering the cats' names. He no longer sails, and the world is a safer place for it.

There are those who believe he should give up writing for the same reason, but so far no one has come forward with an acceptable bribe.

TTB titles:

Non-Fiction
Magic for Your Writing
Sailing Uphill

Fiction

James Foster Adventures series
No Place for Gods  book 1.
The Mudslinger Sanction  book 2.
Fire Owl  book 3.
The Eden Prophecy  book 4.

The Focus Factor with Darrell Bain

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Erica Miner

Violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, lecturer and poet. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center. After experiencing a variety of highs and lows in her quest to forge a career in New York City, Erica won the coveted position of violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Company, a high-pressured milieu but the pinnacle of her field.

Her life became even more challenging, however, when injuries from a car accident spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new creative outlet, she drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration and studied poetry and screenwriting, winning a number of awards in both categories. After moving to the west coast, Erica honed her screenwriting skills with author and script guru Linda Seger of Making a Good Script Great fame and with Ken Rotcop, the author of Perfect Pitch. Erica's ten screenplays, one of which is based on her award-winning debut novel, Travels with My Lovers, have won awards and/or placed in such competitions as WinFemme, Santa Fe and the Writer's Digest. Her essays and articles have appeared in Vision Magazine, WORD San Diego and numerous newsletters and E-zines.

Erica has completed both the novel and screenplay of her suspense thriller, Murder In The Pit, which takes place at the Met, and currently is at work on the second novel in her "FourEver Friends" series chronicling four young girls' coming of age in the volatile 60s and 70s.

In addition Erica has developed a number of writing lectures and seminars on writing, which she has presented at various venues across the West Coast and on the High Seas. Topics range from "The Art of Self Re-Invention" to "Opera Meets Hollywood" and "Journaling for Writers: Mining the Gold of Your Own Experiences." Details about Erica's novels, screenplays, seminars and interviews can be found on her website, www.ericaminer.com.

TTB title: Murder in the Pit

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Mark Misercola

Mark Misercola has a dual career. By day he is a mild-mannered public relations executive in New York. On weekends, he ducks into his favorite comic book store and reads comic books. (He is a comic book traditionalist, and prefers that his characters be served up over easy with lots of super powers.)

During his career, Mr. Misercola has written speeches for senior executives at some of the world's largest companies, including IBM, PepsiCo, Avon Products, NYNEX, Union Carbide, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. He began his career as a business reporter with the former Buffalo (N.Y.) Courier-Express.

Mr. Misercola serves as an adjunct professor teaching advertising copywriting at Western Connecticut State University College in Danbury, CT., and marketing communications at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and currently resides with his wife, Nancy, and two children – James and Regina -- in Norwalk, CT.

TTB title: Death to the Centurion

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Jean Moynahan

Jean Moynahan was born in Oregon but raised in Arizona. Before finishing her university studies, she served two years in Germany with the Army Signal Corps, an experience that years later would provide the basis for her first published book, a romance entitled Captain of Hearts. Jean completed a master's degree in English literature at Arizona State University and has been a teacher ever since, specifically an adjunct college instructor in writing and literature at a community college in Oregon for over twenty years. She has published a second romance, Painted Heart, and a mystery, The Illuminated Vineyard. She lives with her husband in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

TTB title: The Black Fountain Goddess
 



D. M. Nigro

D. M. Nigro (Deborah M. Nigro, Deborah Mona) welcomes the challenge to create quality fiction for today's sophisticated pre-teens. Born and educated in Boston, she is a feature writer, teacher, bookseller, and the author of romance novels published in the U. S. and Europe. "The Champagne Fountain," her novella on cassette, was named "Audio Title of the Month" by Romantic Times Book Club magazine, the leading industry monthly. Network news anchor Paula Zahn interviewed Deborah for a television feature on the business of romance.

Her work has appeared nationally in First for Women, Highlights for Children, the American Media and Macfadden publications, plus many other outlets. "John F. Kennedy: The Promise of Camelot," a condensed biography for family reading, was approved for sale by the National Park Service. Deborah's stories appear in several anthologies, including "Mistletoe Madness" (available from bloomingtreepress.com), a zany holiday collection for children.

TTB title: The Wolfman, the Shrink and the Eighth-Grade Election
 



Christopher Nuttall

Christopher G. Nuttall is thirty years old – and has been reading science-fiction since he was five, when someone introduced him to children’s SF. Born in Scotland, Chris attended schools in Edinburgh, Fife and University in Manchester ... before moving to Malaysia to live with his wife Aisha.

Chris has been involved in the online Alternate History community since 1998; in particular, he was the original founder of Changing The Times, an online alternate history website that brought in submissions from all over the community. Later, Chris took up writing and eventually became a full-time writer.

On Kindle, Chris has produced The Empire’s Corps series, the Outside Context Problem series and many others. Visit his Amazon Author Page.

Chris is also responsible for the two fan-made Posleen novels, both set in John Ringo’s famous Posleen universe. They can both be downloaded from his site.

TTB titles: Barbarians at the Gates

Schooled in Magic fantasy series
  Schooled in Magic  book 1
  Lessons in Etiquette  book 2
  A Study in Slaughter  book 3
  Work Experience  book 4

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S. W. O'Connell

S. W. O'Connell holds degrees in History (Fordham University) and International Relations (University of southern California). He is a retired US Army intelligence officer who spent the majority of his service in the field of counterintelligence. Most of his time was spent overseas but he does admit to a tour in the Pentagon and a stint at the John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare at Fort Bragg.

A native New Yorker, S.W. O'Connell settled in northern Virginia when he returned from his last overseas tour. His long held love of history made it only natural that he would turn to the historical novel when he finally succumbed to a decades-long urge to craft fiction.

The Patriot Spy is his first novel in the "Yankee Doodle Spies" series.

TTB title: The Patriot Spy
The Cavalier Spy
The Winter Spy

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Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily "passes it forward," teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

TTB title: Burnout: the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
Extraction Point! with Travis S. Taylor
The Y Factor with Darrell Bain Book 2 Cresperian series
The Cresperian Alliance with Darrell Bain. Book 3 Cresperian series.

Displaced Detective series
The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings

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Wendy Peterson

Like the sea witch in Wendy's story, The Tail of the Sea Witch, she lives near a beautiful, deserted beach. Also, like the sea witch, when Wendy first moved to the small seaside resort, her neighbours speculated on whether she could be a witch. Not that she wore a black pointy hat or performed laps around the property on a broomstick; but she did live a reclusive life with just her menagerie of animals - including a charismatic goat called Jack - and she often wore an exotic array of clothing.

Is art imitating life? Again, just like the sea witch, Wendy isn't telling.

Wendy has been writing children's stories and musical plays for nearly twenty years. Her aim is to create stories and music that uplift the spirit, enchant the senses and inspire the mind by taking the reader beyond the limitations of mundane thinking into a more brilliant and exciting reality.

TTB title: Bewitched and Enchanted
The Tail of the Sea Witch

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Visit Wendy's art gallery at The Australian Fantasy Art Enclave.
 



Lida Quillen

Lida Quillen is an author, editor, publicist and web master. She is the founder and owner of Twilight Times Books, Paladin Timeless Books, and Twilight Trade Books as well as Twilight Times ezine.

She shares the knowledge and experience gleaned from her internet endeavors in a non-fiction book, Practical Tips for Online Authors. Lida is also working on a new book, Practical Tips for Small Press Publishers containing dozens of no cost and low-cost marketing and promotion tips.

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TTB titles: Practical Tips for Online Authors 2012 edition
Quillen's Fun Guide to East Tennessee series
    Tour East Tennessee on a Budget
    Day Trips
    Dining Out
    Recreation/Vacation

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Ken Ramirez

Ken Ramirez is a twenty-three-year resident of Nevada City, California, a Victorian mining community nestled in the majestic Sierra foothills. Ken is a high school science teacher and Alpine ski coach. He is also the author of the popular YA fantasy series, The Naida's Quest Trilogy.

TTB title: You, Me, Naideen and a Bee
Valley of the Raven

Author

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Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti

Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti is a Scottish poet and author living in the United States who has published widely in the United States and in Europe. She writes for many print and online publications, and is widely known for her prolific output. Ranson-Polizzotti is the Founder and Editorial director of The Tant Mieux Project and Bob Dylan on Tant Mieux She has written widely about Bob Dylan and is a frequent speaker at The New School, the 92nd Street Y and other venues. Ranson-Polizzotti is also well known as a Lewis Carroll scholar and is a member of the New School for Carroll Studies – Contrariwise. She is Senior Cultural & Political Editor of Cyrano's Journal, with editors Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, Patrice Greanville, among others. Her writings have been compared to Elizabeth Smart's classic, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, among others.

She has several forthcoming titles, her latest is entitled For Goodness' Sake, which is being published in a worldwide co-edition by Twilight Times Books (U.S.) and Alyscamps (Paris).

Ranson has worked in publishing for her entire career, first at Condé-Nast Publications (the same program that employed Sylvia Plath and which served as the backdrop for The Bell Jar where Ranson worked at a number of magazines, including Vogue. Following this, Ranson worked at The Atlantic Monthly, Partisan Review, David R. Godine, Publisher before founding her own imprint, Lumen Editions which met with considerable success and whose mission was to publish literary works in translation as well as first-time authors. As Founder and Editorial Director, Ranson published, among many other writers and artists; Hans Koning, Marguerite Duras, Max Blagg and Ralph Gibson, and Jean Echenoz. On her board were such notables as Nobel Prize Winner Saul Bellow.

TTB title: (for goodness' sakes)

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Dr. Bob Rich

Bob Rich is a multiple award-winning Australian writer, mudsmith and psychologist. He has done enough different things to fill a couple of life-times, but is too busy to worry about it.

Since 1972, his main preoccupation has been to try and preserve a future for coming generations. The trouble is, he doesn't believe in salesmanship, the missionary spirit. This approach is part of the problem, so mustn't be part of the solution. So, he has lived a low-impact lifestyle for twenty years. When things go bad, he can at least say, 'It wasn't my fault!'

Because of their commitment to a sustainable lifestyle, Bob and his wife Jolanda decided to live on as little money as possible. They have successfully raised three wonderful children, while way below the official 'poverty line,' and they consider themselves to live better than Royalty. If this seems crazy to you, read Bob's essay on the subject.

Bob is cursed with a sense of humor that gets him in trouble all the time, creativity that makes it impossible for anything he does to fit into categories, and an intense empathy for other people, even if they are very different from him. This is his main tool in two very different endeavors: psychological counseling and writing.

He welcomes contact from readers of his books. Email him at bobrich@bobswriting.com.

TTB title:
Anger and Anxiety

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Jamie Richards

Jamie Richards is a retired professor from a moderately sized university who spent thirty-four years teaching about communism and other forms of political philosophy. He wrote six books on these serious topics and when he retired he decided to write fiction.

What kind? He began as a boyhood fan of westerns, then science fiction, and then mysteries. Gradually he grew tired of bodies and detectives and leaned toward stories that had a little romance in them. It was not far to historical romance and just before he retired he became enamored of the Regency period in English history, roughly 1800 to 1825.

Jamie began collecting novels he enjoyed and then after retirement gave him the time, he began to write. He now has 3400 regency novels on his study shelves, and the two novels for Twilight books are his first step in romance publishing. He especially enjoys the extensive research and the travel necessary for historical novels.

He met his wife at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio back in the 1950s and has three children and four grandchildren, all of whom are very special. He enjoys family, traveling, reading, and writing.

TTB titles: A Dreamer's Escape
Antonia's Daring Deception
Harry's Agatha
 



Alex Roces

The Moon Child is Alex's first novel. Like the Egyptians, he believes writing is a Sacred Art. Through years of writing and researching, he has been seeking to know the mysteries of the Universe and the human soul. Alex is an explorer of the inner realms of spirit and a seeker of Truth. All that he learns and experiences Alex transforms into metaphysical and mythic stories.

Aside from writing, and reading voraciously, his other interests include bodybuilding, mountain climbing, art, music and traveling. Alex is also deeply involved in the study and practice of prosperity techniques for good fortune, wealth and success. Presently he is working on several new novels.

TTB titles: The Moon Child
Visions of a Golden Age

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Natalie Roers

A veteran writer, voice artist, and on-air personality, Natalie Roers has been the host of hit radio and television shows in just about every region of the United States. She also owns her own voice-over business where she creates everything from songs and ringtones to commercials and sound effects for clients around the globe. A journalist by trade, Natalie is excited to venture into the world of fiction and hopes to raise money and social awareness for worthy causes with each book she writes. She lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.

TTB title: Lucid
 



Thomas Root


Thomas Root was raised in the Little Neck-Douglaston area of New York. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John's University with a B.A. in Philosophy, and later from the St. John's University School of Law. Following his schooling he was associated with two mid-town Manhattan law firms before starting his own law practice in Douglaston, New York. In 1995 he moved to Hollywood, Florida, where he currently resides. The Elixir is his first novel.

TTB title: The Elixir
 



 

David Rothman

David Rothman lives in Northern Virginia, with his wife Carly and some feisty stuffed animals who always take her side when the two disagree. He is author of six nonfiction books, including The Silicon Jungle (Ballantine) and The Complete Laptop Computer Guide (St. Martin's).

In addition, David is also editor-publisher of TeleRead site, which advocates well-stocked national digital libraries in the United States and elsewhere. TeleRead draws hundreds of thousands of unique visitors a year and is blogrolled in such places as the Wired Campus blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

TTB title: The Solomon Scandals

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John Russo


John Russo is a former Creative Director for a Fortune 500 Company. A past member of the American Management Association, he lectured throughout the world and contributed numerous articles to various creative publications. John has had a number of short stories published and several have been submitted for a Pushcart Prize Award and a Derringer. His debut novel, The Bennie Arnoldo File, was published in December, 2002, by Five Star Publishing. His second novel, Indian Givers, was published in November, 2004. He designed the covers for both books. John is a member of The Mystery Writers of America and The International Association Of Crime Writers.

TTB title: The Vandenberg Diamonds
 



Leanna Sain


Leanna Sain lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina with her husband, Randy and her two sons. In addition to continuing the MacKinlay saga, she keeps busy as a free-lance portrait artist, co-owner of two retail stores and part-time farmer. The third book of this series is currently underway.

TTB title: Gate to Nowhere
Magnolia Blossoms
Return to Nowhere

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Ardy M. Scott


Ardy is an artist/Author/Editor/Radio Personality, Associate Publisher of Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Managing Editor for Twilight Times Books.

Ardy always considered herself a jack-of-all-trades and master of a few. To date she is an accomplished writer of new age fantasy with two books published and two more in the works. She currently runs two businesses from her home: FantaSeeWorks Graphics & Designs with her partners Michael in Canada and her husband Ken, and Fantasy In Wood (wood sculpting). More, she is also a freelance artist, doing original art, unique cards and cover art for herself and other authors.

Although born a Canadian, Ardy currently resides in North Queensland, Australia with her Aussie husband Ken, Sherlock Hound (three year old Dalmatian) and Dogger Watson (two year old Great Dane/Bull Mastiff/Rottie).

Formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia, she acquired degrees in Criminology, Psychology and Sociology. She is a qualified Emergency Medical Technician (ambulance attendant), worked part-time as a Private Investigator, and ran a Parent Counselor home for The Ministry For Children and Families. Despite this hectic life, she still made time to nurture the creative talent that is so evident in her works.

TTB title: Prophecy: The Awakening

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Dorothy A. Skarles

Dorothy Ann Skarles who writes under daSkarles has appeared in a variety of publications. She has published more than two hundred articles in trade journals, magazines and newspapers. She earned her first byline as a cooking columnist for a local family owned newspaper in California.

Along with her love for writing daSkarles also loves animals. She once owned a 99 percent wolf from Alaska who lived to be thirteen years old. She hopes one day to write a book about her experiences with this wonderful wild animal.

TTB titles: A Scent of Diamonds
Enchanted Hunt
Learning To Write The Easy Way
 



Mark Spitzer

Mark Spitzer is the author of seventeen books ranging from novels to literary translations to poetry to a study of the ferocious gar fish. As an avid fisherman and expert on alligator gar, he has consulted for National Geographic and has been featured on Animal Planet's River Monsters series.

In his Bohemian days, Mark was Writer in Residence at the infamous Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company, but he now lives in Arkansas where he is an associate professor of creative writing and the Editor in Chief of the literary journal Toad Suck Review. In his spare time he can be found paddling through the cypress swamps in search of massive, mutant, one-eyed fish that have inspired the creatures in his fiction.

TTB title: Monstropocalypse, Opus IV

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Jennifer St. Clair

Jennifer St.Clair grew up in Southern Ohio and spent most of her childhood in the woods around her home. She lives in an old house filled with antiques, cats and sisters, not necessarily in that order. She wrote her first novel when she was thirteen, and hasn't stopped since.

She is the Fantasy/Horror editor for Planet Relish E-Zine, an ebook reviewer for EbookReader Reviews, and a member of the Brown County Writers Group.

She is the author of The Tenth Ghost, The Ninth Guest, Prince of Shadows, Lost in Shadows, and Second Coming as well as a scant handful of short stories and one or two novellas. She has written over forty novels, and she just taught herself how to knit.

TTB title: Nine Lives and Three Wishes

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Daniel C. Starr

Daniel C. Starr began writing his first novel in 1975, but stopped when he graduated college and and got a "real job" in the telecom industry. There he played a small but not totally insignificant role in bringing to market an exotic new technology called "wireless cellular" (you may have heard of it). He also learned much about how people and technology get along--and much more about what happens when they don't. He wrote a lot during this period, but nearly all of it was stamped "COMPANY PROPRIETARY."

In November of 1999, at about four in the morning, he wrote down a short scene so that he could stop running it through his head and get some sleep. His second novel, "The Last Protector," crystallized around that scene (the scene itself, having served its purpose, did not make it into the book). His first novel remains unfinished, but from time to time it jumps out of the computer, grabs him by the throat and demands that he write a little more.

Daniel retired from the telecom industry in 2001 and now lives on the banks of the Fox River outside St. Charles, IL. In addition to writing he spends his time paddling his kayak, touring the country by motorcycle, practicing the bagpipes, and substitute-teaching at his local high schools, where he is viewed as the "coolest sub ever."

TTB title: The Last Protector

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James Stone

Dr. James Stone is a computer security engineer in private consulting practice, primarily for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and has held a professorship at a major university. He has several international certifications in computer security. He has belts in both Judo and Karate.

Dr. Stone and his wife have two sons, one of whom has a Ph.D. in engineering and the other a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. James quips that they have prepared their sons optimally for "Future Shock," a reference to Toffler's book of the same name. The older one causes the shock, and the younger one cleans up after him. James and his wife live in Arizona.

TTB title: Crypto
 



Bill Swears

Born in Great Falls, MT to an Air Force family, he averaged less than a year living anyplace until his late teens. He's lived in England, Iran, Germany, and nine states. He flew military helicopters for twenty-two years, seven for the Army, and fifteen for the Coast Guard.

Before the military, before the flying, and before he could really grow a beard, he met Teri. They married in 1982 and their kids were born in 1999 and 2004. They'll soon celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with their two kids, two Eurasier dogs, and two cats in a beat-up old log home on a ridgeline in Peter's Creek, Alaska. Bill completed his Masters of Arts in English on Groundhog Day, 2010, and now works as a technical writer/editor and sometime professor of composition.

TTB title: Zook Country

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Dr. Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor -- "Doc" Taylor to his friends -- has earned his soubriquet the hard way: he has a Doctorate in Optical Science and Engineering, a Master's degree in Physics, a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also has a Master's degree in Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts.

In his copious spare time, Doc Travis is also a black belt martial artist, a private pilot, a SCUBA diver, races mountain bikes, competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands. He currently lives with his wife Karen, daughter Kalista Jade, son Jase Lucas, two dogs Stevie and Wesker, and his cat Kuro, in north Alabama.

TTB title: Extraction Point! with Stephanie Osborn
Human By Choice with Darrell Bain

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Laura Toops

Laura Mazzuca Toops is a Chicago-area writer and teacher with three books in print: A Native's Guide to Chicago's Western Suburbs (Lake Claremont Press), The Latham Loop, and Slapstick (Amber Quill Press). She is a 21st century anachronism who doesn't belong in this time or place. A collector of vintage clothing, 78 rpm records and memories, she teeters on the edge of sanity by balancing her mundane present-day life against the vague memories of the fun times she had back in 1927 in New York, Chicago and another body.

TTB title: Hudson Lake

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Dr. Anca Vlasopolos

Anca Vlasopolos was born in 1948 in Bucharest, Rumania. Her father, a political prisoner of the Communist regime in Rumania, died when Anca was eight. After a sojourn in Paris and Brussels, at fourteen she immigrated to the United States with her mother. Anca is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is married to Anthony Ambrogio, a writer and editor. They have a daughter, Olivia, who is a graduate of Oberlin College and a PhD candidate at Tufts University. They adopted another daughter from Guatemala, Beatriz, who is now 16.

TTB title: The New Bedford Samurai

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Dina von Lowenkraft

Born in the US, Dina has lived on 4 continents, worked as a graphic artist for television and as a consultant in the fashion industry. Somewhere between New York and Paris she picked up an MBA and a black belt – and still thinks the two are connected. Dina is currently the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Belgium, where she lives with her husband, two children and two horses.

Dina loves to create intricate worlds filled with conflict and passion. She builds her own myths while exploring issues of belonging, racism and the search for truth... after all, how can you find true love if you don't know who you are and what you believe in? Dina's key to developing characters is to figure out what they would be willing to die for. And then pushing them to that limit.

TTB title: Dragon Fire

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Cynthia Ward Weil

Cynthia Ward Weil is a self-taught Mississippi artist and writer who overcame the stigma of a learning challenge called dyslexia. She went into the field of writing and challenged all the doubts, thus making a statement of the undaunting spirit and never ceasing ability to be successful by holding fast to one's dreams.

Keeping in mind the motto of her Mother, "How can you fail if you never quit?" Cynthia faithfully stayed in the race and now has had her first novel, Sometimes There's a Dove, published by Twilight Times Books. She has since become a proud member of EPIC, a reviewer for KnowBetter.com and is working on her second novel; an historical romance.

TTB title: By Way of the Rose
Sometimes There's a Dove

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Florence Weinberg

Born in the high desert country of New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first poem in a children's magazine shortly after she learned to read at age four; wrote her first 'novel' at age six, entitled Ywain, King of All Cats. She illustrated the 'book' herself.

Before settling in San Antonio, Texas, she traveled extensively with her military family during World War II. With her husband, the brilliant scholar and teacher Kurt Weinberg, she worked and traveled in Canada, Germany, France, and Spain. After earning her PhD, she taught for twenty-two years at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, and for ten at Trinity University in San Antonio. She published four scholarly books, many articles and book reviews, doing research in the U.S. and abroad.

When, after retiring in 1999, she was freed from academe to devote herself to writing fiction, she produced ten novels, ranging from fantasy to historical romance and mystery. Seven are in print: one historical romance about the French Renaissance, published in France in French translation, two historical novels, one about the founding of San Antonio, the other about the second expedition up the Rio Grande in 1581, forty years after Coronado. In addition, she has published four historical mysteries, starring the eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary Fr. Ignaz (Ygnacio) Pfefferkorn, two set in the Sonora Desert, one in an ancient monastery in Spain, and the latest one, Unrest in Eden, the fourth volume of the Pfefferkorn mystery series, recounting events in Fr. Ignaz' life after his release from imprisonment in the Spanish monastery.

Her favorite animals are horses—an intense love affair over many years—and cats, her constant companions. She enjoys music, traveling, hiking, biking, gardening, riding and swimming.

TTB title: Anselm, a Metamorphosis, metaphysical suspense

Historical fiction
Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross
Seven Cities of Mud
Sonora Moonlight
Sonora Wind
The Storks of La Caridad
Unrest in Eden

El jesuita y el brujo
El jesuita y la tormenta
El jesuita y La Caridad

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Patrick Welch

Patrick Welch received a B.A. and M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University. Proving the value of a liberal education, he has worked variously as a musician, dock worker, insurance salesman, full-time and substitute teacher, free-lance writer and assistant store manager.

He has published more than forty stories in e-zines and the small press. Currently, he also has two books available from Twilight Times Books, The Casebook of Doakes and Haig and The Thirteenth Magician.

Westchester Station (a fantasy novel) is available from Double Dragon Ebook. Other completed books include The Body Shop, Before/Beyond (an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories) and Brendell; Apprentice Thief.

TTB titles: Aegis of the Dragon
Cynnador
The Casebook of Doakes and Haig
The Thirteenth Magician
Thorne
Usurper
 



Cecilia Wennerström

Cecilia Wennerström is a jazz musician, saxophone player, composer and arranger, educated at the music academies in Malmoe and Gothenburg. She was born in 1947 and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Since 1994 she has played baritone saxophone with the internationally known Swedish tenor saxophone player Nisse Sandströms 10-piece band which plays transcriptions of Miles Davis/Gil Evans tuba band music. Among many memorable concerts is one with Rolf Eriksson on trumpet at the festival Jazz at Nyköpingshus 1995.

One of Swedens best jazz singers, Peo Jönis, is the leader of a ladies big band, Satin Dolls, where Wennerström has played the baritone sax for several years and also does some arranging for the band. Satin Dolls is an entertainment band and has been quite involved with Swedish television.

Wennerström also leads a Marty Paich-style 12-piece orchestra of her own which plays her arrangements, for instance at the jazz festival Sandviken Big Band Bang in 1996.

TTB title: Return of the Lantern Bearers - Book II
Saga of Rim, The Land on the Rim of Time - Book I

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Jack Whitsel

Jack Whitsel is a native Californian, but has made Oregon his home since 1982. He holds a Bachelor's Degree of Finance from Portland State University, but studies medieval history in his spare time. His favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction with a medieval emphasis. Shadows of Kings, the first novel of the Dragon Rising Series is the love-child born of these two passions.

"I love the elements of fantasy when mixed with the gritty aspects of a medieval society. In the worlds I create, there are neither citadels of shimmering glass, nor any utopian realms."

The final contributing catalyst to Jack's creative process comes from his two sons, Josiah and Noah. They remind him how important an active imagination can be, and are the first to hear his tales of diabolical wizards and valiant knights.

"Because of my boys, I still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the tooth-fairy."

TTB title: Shadows of Kings

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Robina Williams

Robina lives in the U.K. She has an M.A. in Modern Languages from Oxford University, and an M.Phil. pure research degree in English Literature from Liverpool University. She has been a schoolteacher, a college lecturer, a secretary, and a features writer for magazines and newspapers.

She thought that Schrödinger's Cat--a cat that is both alive and dead at the same time--would be a useful character for fantasy novels. Jerome and the Seraph, the first book in her Quantum Cat series, was published in trade paperback by Twilight Times Books in 2004. Angelos was published in 2006, and Gaea in 2009. Robina is currently writing the fourth book in the series.

TTB titles: Angelos
Gaea
Jerome and the Seraph

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