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I started a blog about a month ago. It's called Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.
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DUNCAN L. DIETERLY
In a debut short story collection of extraordinary range and depth, author Duncan L. Dieterly strings together twelve masterfully-written tales; each one captivating the reader in its own unique way.
In Short Stories One, the masterful pen of Dieterly vividly spins the tales that at times seem to blur the line between reality and fiction; modern-day fables that will fascinate, enlighten, frighten, anger, and excite the reader. Born from Dieterly’s perceptive eye, rich imagination, and colorful life experiences, the stories range from the drug-infested inter-city slums, to the world of high finance and wealth, aggregately forming a compact, 250-page reading experience that will engross the reader from beginning to end.
Riveting, moving, and thought-provoking, Short Stories One is a towering triumph by a talented and pensive word weaver.
Read about a surprising twist to Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman’s deaths, or ponder the possibility of an extraterrestrial existence that causes chaos for humankind.
Each story in Short Stories Two will entertain and enchant you with its realistic tone while the speculative aspect will bring you to thoughtful depths you may have not gone before. Be ready to be fascinated, enlightened, frightened, angered and even excited with each concoction of entertainment mixed with some interesting concepts and perceptions—some may offend, others will challenge, but most will delight readers of all genres. The stories range from science fiction to western, and always reflect a unique social perspective and analysis. They are a mixture of whimsy, wit, what if and social commentary. The author wishes be a teller of tales who titillates his audience.
ISBN13: 978-1-4363-7317-3 (Trade Paperback)
All kinds of writing advice from the experienced, wise guide and IECWC Jack London Awardee.
LAURA L MAYS HOOPES
Laura’s blog for inspiring stories from writers, interviews with published writers, writing tips, discussion of writing topics www.westcoastwriters.blogspot.com
Laura has a new book out, Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling: An American Woman Becomes a DNA Scientist.
Ted has two novels,THE ODOR OF DEATHand MURDER MAYHEM/SUPERCLONES.
The Odor of Death begins with a middle-of-the-night phone call. The young woman who made the call tells Dutch Evans – an ex-medical student, ex-police detective, and rodeo cowboy who owns a working ranch and freelances as a private investigator – her sister Muffin’s life is in danger after her professional boxer husband dies mysteriously. When Dutch learns the young woman is the daughter of a former flame named Lorraine, he feels compelled to help. In the back of his mind is the hope he’ll run into Lorraine.
Working alongside New York City homicide detective Arlo Dowdy, who also happens to be Dutch’s nemesis, he runs headfirst into another murder. After a short stay in the hospital recovering from a brutal attack, Dutch finds himself the main suspect in the untimely death of a nurse. Forced to rely on Arlo’s help, Dutch and his partner forge a reluctant but tenuous relationship in an attempt to solve not just one murder, but a string of them.
To purchase your copy of Odor of Death, visit http://www.atlasbooks.com/marktplc/00844.htm
S. KAY MURPHY
Kay's book, Tainted Legacy: The Story of Alleged Serial Killer Bertha Gifford, is actually not a graphic true crime tale but rather a sensitive memoir about her great-grandmother (Bertha Gifford).
MARY ANN PAYNE
Mary Ann has written successful grant proposals for school districts and small non-profits for over twenty years and was honored to be asked by McGraw Hill to write one of the first “soft science” books for their DeMYSTiFieD series. Grant Writing DeMYSTiFied takes you step-by-step through the grant writing process in everyday language filled with myriad examples and anecdotes. Because Mary Ann is also a poet and personal essayist, there are numerous resources for other writers.
You can order Grant Writing DeMYSTiFieD in trade paperback or for your kindle on amazon.com. – or you can receive an autographed copy at email@example.com
Victoria is head librarian of two local high schools. You will find her book reviews (most are YA, young adult) at http://colonylibrarylady.com.
Bill's novel, Ghosts of Gordon Street, was published in the fall of 2010 by Park Place Publications. More information is on his website at www.catalinakid.com
Kathryn has an essay on keeping a journal in Writers and Their Notebooks, edited by Diana M. Raab, published by the University of South Carolina Press. Other contributors include James Brown and Sue Grafton.
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