Header: Dan O’Brien. Novelist. Editor. Consultant.
Category: Science Fiction. Fantasy. Horror. Non-fiction
Blurb: A psychologist, author, philosopher, freelance editor, and skeptic, Dan O’Brien has published several novels and currently has many in print, including: The End of the World Playlist, Bitten, The Journey, The Ocean and the Hourglass, The Portent, The Path of the Fallen, Book of Seth, and Cerulean Dreams.
Follow him on Twitter (@AuthorDanOBrien) or visit his
blog at http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com.
He also works as an editor at Empirical a national magazine with a strong West Coast vibe. Find out more about the magazine at www.empiricalmagazine.com.
Header: Micki Peluso, writer, journalist and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang
Categories: Non-fiction, poetry, journalism, multi-genre short fiction and non-fiction,biography and memoir
Blurb: Micki Peluso began writing as a catharsis for grief over the loss of her teenage daughter to a DWI vehicular homicide. This led to a career as a journalist–staff writer at one award-winning newspaper and slice of life humorist at her daily newspaper. She has published short stories and articles, and won contests and awards in various print magazines, newspapers and e-zines.She reviews books for two noted book review on-line sites and freelances book reviews. Micki is currently compiling a collection of her work in a book called “Heartbeats . . .Slices of Life”, to be released in late 2013
Header: Linda Hales, Independent Author
Category: Childrens Books
Blurb: Linda Hales is a writer, committed to publishing storybooks with a moral for children up to the age of 7. She currently has two books on her roster, one for each of two new series, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Andy-Roo’. In 2013, Linda plans to release two more titles and a coordinated series of matching coloring books.
Header: Delinda L. McCann. Author
Category: Social Issues, Romance
Blurb: Delinda is a social psychologist and author. Her first career focussed on special needs populations. She is now using her many years of experience to write novels touching on the human condition. While writing about tough subjects Delinda sees the humor in life and tries to give her stories an element of light. Currently she has three books available “Lies That Bind”, “M’TK Sewer Rat: End of an Empire” and “M’TK Sewer Rat: Birth of a Nation.” Her novel “Something About Maudy” is due out in the spring of 2013 with “Taking Gramma Home” to follow in the early summer.
Header: Clayton Bye, Independent Author
Blurb: Clayton Bye is a writer, editor and publisher. The author of 9 books and a varied collection of short stories, poems, articles and hundreds of reviews, he is in the process of releasing his second anthology of short stories by talented authors from around the world.
Header: Trish Jackson
Blurb: Author of extraordinary romantic suspense and romantic comedy. Spicy, suspenseful and sometimes politically incorrect.
Header: T.R. Heinan, writer, author
Category: Historical Fiction/Horror
T.R. Heinan is the executive director of an international NGO that supports orphaned children. His debut novel, L’immortalité: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen, (ISBN-13: 978-0615634715) quickly gained to 5-star reviews and is recommended by New Orleans’ highest rated tour guides. Acclaimed for his careful research, inclusion of the best NOLA urban legends, and descriptive writing style, Heinan has captured the story of New Orleans’ most haunted house in a style that moves from the macabre to the humorous in an inspiring tale of the power of compassion and a meditation on what folks will do to capture immortality.
Header: Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D., writer and author of No Tildes on Tuesday
Categories: Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, People & Places, Multicultural
Blurb: Cherrye S. Vasquez is a public school administrator and an adjunct professor. She specializes in Multi-cultural education and holds certifications in Early Childhood Handicapped, Mid-Management and Educational Diagnostician. She loves children and believes that they should love self-first, and affirm their belief in who they are and what they aspire to become in life. Cherrye’s platform topics center on diversity and bullying issues, and topics of relevance which draws effective discourse and dialogue around her platform. She has published two journal books titled: Diversity Daybook: Journal, and Affirmation Daybook: Journal. Cherrye also worked alongside her daughter Kelly, as they created a little girl’s diary titled, Guess What? Dear Diary, Cherrye is the author and her daughter is the illustrator. Soon, Cherrye will have another children’s chapter book published, Dedicated Identity, to be released summer 2013.
Header: Stuart Carruthers, Independent Author
Blurb: Stuart is a writer of fiction and marketing materials and has published 2 novellas of the Harry Patterson Adventures and will publish another in 2013. His first near-fi novel will be published in Q1 of 2013.
Header: R.L. Cherry- Author, columnist, raconteur
Catagories: Mystery, Suspense, Historical fiction
Blurb: R.L. Cherry has been writing an oft-humorous column on hot rods and classic cars for The Union newspaper of Grass Valley, CA for over seven years. His first book, Christmas Cracker, was published in July of 2012. It is a murder mystery, set in England, with a wise- cracking female detective from Southern California solving the case. His suspense novel, Foul Shot, about a Chicago Police detective who becomes involved with a wild, trouble woman who changes his life, is to be released early in 2013. Three Legs of the Cauldron, a sago set in early medieval Scotland, is undergoing editing and scheduled for later in 2013.
Header: Sharla Shults, Author
Blurb: Sharla Shults is a writer of inspirational and historical poetry with three published books to her credit. Two books, Echoes and Rememberings have been published under the category of inspirational poetry. Her third and most recent, Awakenings from Then ’til Now, is historical poetry focusing on America.
Header: Marta Merajver-Kurlat, writer and translator
Categories novelist, essayist, biographer, self-help.
Blurb: An Argentinean Literature teacher and psychoanalyst, Marta Merajver-Kurlat has published fiction in Spanish, been translated into English and Korean, and written most of her non-fiction in English. She is currently working on a novel in English under the provisional title of The Men in My Life, to be released soon by Jorge Pinto Books Inc., New York, NY, and starting a project that reflects her studies of Greek myth.
You can check her website to find out about her community and read excellent guest posts, and find her published works on http://www.amazon.com/e/B009TC8C5A
Header: D. M. Pirrone/Diane Piron-Gelman, author and editor
Categories: Mystery, suspense, historical fiction
Blurb: D.M. Pirrone is the nom de plume of Diane Piron-Gelman, a longtime freelance writer and editor. No Less In Blood is her first mystery novel. A Chicago native, history buff and avid reader, Ms. Piron-Gelman is a member of Mystery Writers of America (Midwest) and Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland chapter). Her most recent project, A Judgment In Ashes, follows Irish detective Frank Hanley’s quest to solve a rabbi’s murder, with unexpected help from the rabbi’s headstrong daughter, in the harsh winter just after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Header: Laura Vosika, author
Category: time travel, historical fiction, paranormal
Blurb: Laura Vosika is an author, musician, teacher, and mother of nine. Her published works include Blue Bells of Scotland and The Minstrel Boy, the first two books in the five book series The Blue Bells Chronicles. She is also a contributor at Curiosity Quills.
Follow her on twitter (@lauravosika), at her blog covering medieval history, music, and time travel (http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com) and on facebook (www.facebook.com/laura.vosika.author)
Header: Bryan Murphy
Categories: speculative fiction, short stories, poetry, plays, essays
Description: Man of ideas