Frank Kelso grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, the origin of the Santa Fe Trail. Historic sites, monuments, and statues abound highlighting the journey west, including the Wagons West, Pioneer Women and the Indian Scout located on the bluffs overlooking the wide Missouri. Writing western themed books fit in with his upbringing. His parents considered storytelling a family tradition and the taller the tale, the better, when sharing around the supper table.
A biomedical research scientist in his day job, Frank writes short stories and novels to keep the family traditions alive. He enjoys living on an island on the Alabama Gulf Coast at the Florida border. Can you say Flora-Bama Beach Bar? Welcome to Paradise Island: sunny days, sugar white sands, turquoise blue water, fishing, and smooth sailing. Come on down, Y'all.
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A.M. Van Dorn enjoys flipping the script on Westerns believing "Cowboys shouldn't have all the fun" by replacing the usual lantern-jawed cowboy hero with four bold, beautiful and brave half-sisters in the Wildes of the West/Half Breed Haven Series. Combining a love of old character-driven tv westerns such as Bonanza, The Big Valley, and The High Chapparal A.M. Van Dorn pays homage to these 1960's classics with a decisively 21st-century bent.
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A native of Pittsburgh and a former U.S. Army officer, the author is now a resident of Northern Virginia. He is a former Special Agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).
His State Department career included involvement in criminal investigations and dignitary protection in the Miami and Washington field offices, as well as four years with the DSS Mobile Security Division (MSD). With MSD he provided training to allied foreign security services, as well as tactical support to domestic protective details, and emergency security enhancement to high threat American embassies and consulates around the world.
His DSS travel has taken him to some 45 countries. While assigned abroad, he was a member of the Regional Security Offices in El Salvador, South Africa, and China.
Prior to retirement, he was the Chief of the DSS Counterintelligence Division, which handles all State Department CI investigations - both foreign and domestic - and conducts liaison with the various agencies of the national Intelligence Community.
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Daniel Kemp's introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII.
However, it wasn't until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
Below are two fantastic series:
Heirs and Descendants— Put Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs together, mix in a good proportion of A House Of Cards, and you have the Heir and Descendants series.
The Lies and Consequences series is built on true stories my father related to me from his days in Army Intelligence at the end of World War II. I added some extra colour.
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How can I write about a Black woman in the hood? I grew up there. I was born to a single mother on welfare in the county hospital. From my early childhood on throughout my teen years we bounced around a lot; always in the hood and often in the government housing projects. Also, my wife of 30+ years, who helps with these books, was a pregnant teen right in the middle of Compton (L.A. Calif).
The language in the hood changes almost daily, but the people . . . they remain exactly the same.
As the only boy in the family I was surrounded by women. My mother's house was where the neighborhood women gathered to talk. If you have ever been around that type of situation, you know how little boys become invisible and the women talk about anything and everything. If women talk about it, I've heard it.
My world oscillated between inside and outside. The guys outside, the women inside. The guys started stupid and tough on the playground and eventually on the streets and in jail. The women wasted a lot of time talking about the idiot moves us guys did. My "safe place" was books.
Hard to believe, but way back when I was a kid, TVs were expensive. We didn't have one, so I grew up reading. From early on I could get lost in, The Little Train That Could, or later in books like, Lobo in the Wild. Reading was a joy, but because we moved so often, school was arduous. After attending eighteen schools, I dropped out of high school during my senior year and joined the army. Later, with my military duty finished I returned to night school where my love of words payed off. Eventually I became the first in my family to graduate from university.
As adults, many of my childhood friends went to jail. I stayed out, wore a badge and gun, and occasionally ran into old acquaintances in the system.
In more recent years I worked overseas. For almost eleven years we lived in Vietnam and Thailand where I worked with the rich and influential then spent vacations in shacks with dirt floors and caught frogs in rice paddies for dinner. It's also where Michelle Angelique went through her training. The things Michelle talks about are based on my real experiences and people I met. Of course, I never did any of the ninja stuff.
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Tikiri is the author of the Red Heeled Rebels suspense novels and the Rebel Diva empowerment workbooks. When she's not writing, she's in her kitchen cooking up fusion cuisine with a glass of red wine in hand. She's also an adrenaline junkie who has rock climbed, bungee jumped, rode on the back of a motorcycle across Quebec, flown in an acrobatic airplane upside down, and parachuted solo.
She has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a Master's from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. After a lifetime of global travel and work, Tikiri is now a recovering nomad who calls Vancouver, Canada home.
Tikiri's debut novel, Disowned, has been nominated for the Silver Falchion award in 2018.
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The Red-Heeled Rebels is a gripping adventure with an international twist.
If you like gritty tales with nonstop globe-trotting action and complex twists that leave you at the edge of your seat, you’ll love these books!
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One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man--your author, James Schannep.
Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep's books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.
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What is a Click Your Poison book?
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own... Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children's paperbacks, Click Your Poison
books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.Do I need to read the series in order?
No. All the Click Your Poison titles have a shared multiverse, but there's no need to read them chronologically. Just pick the one that interests you most and jump right in!Are there more coming soon?
Yes! You can follow my blog at jamesschannep.com
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-- Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?MURDERED
-- Can YOU Solve the Mystery? SUPERPOWERED
-- Will YOU be a Hero or a Villain? PATHOGENS --
More Zombocalypse Survival Stories!MAROONED --
Will YOU Endure Treachery and Survival on the High Seas?SPIED
(coming in 2019)--Can YOU Save the World as a Secret Agent?
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Frank Talaber was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, where the claim to fame is a fox with flashing eyes in the only pub, yeah, big place, that's why his family left when he was knee high to a grasshopper and moved to Edmonton, Alberta. Eventually he got tired of ten months of winter and two of bad slush and moved to Chilliwack, BC. Great place, Cedar trees, can cut the grass nine months of the year and, oh it does snow here once or twice. Just enough to have to find out what happened to the bloody snow shovel and have to use it. GRRR.
He's spent most of his life either fixing cars or managing automotive shops and is a licensed automotive technician. However it’s the little muses that keep twigging on his pencil won’t let his writing pad stay blank.
He's had several short stories published, short-listed in contests over the years and a few automotive articles published in RV magazines. He has several novels published through BWL publishing, which include the genres of urban fantasy, thriller, crime and romance. He also has written in science fiction, spiritual, erotica and comedy genres as well.
When asked once, "where does this creativity spring from?" He answered, "It’s the Gypsy blood from my mother’s Hungarian ancestry."
Literary madness that drives his wife crazy when he leaves their bed in the middle of the night to pound out some sort of prosaic induced brilliance. “Here we go again, the next War and Peace, Aka 21st century,” she moans, only to realize it’s either gibberish or there’s no lead in his pencil and he's scribbled on sixteen blank pages in the dark.
When asked about Frank Talaber’s Writing Style? He usually responds with: Mix Dan Millman (Way of The Peaceful Warrior) with Charles De Lint (Moonheart) and throw in a mad scattering of Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get The Blues).
PS: He’s better looking than Stephen King (Carrie, The Stand, It, The Shining) and his romantic stuff will have you gasping quicker than Robert James Waller (Bridges Of Madison County).Or as is often said: You don’t have to be mad to be a writer, but it sure helps.
The Stillwaters Run Deep Series
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Meet Charlie Stillwaters. Armed with only his wits the shaman ends up battling sasquatch, native legends, and spiritual beings. Being crazy comes with the job. When you've seen and experienced what he has.
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Ron Schwab is the author of Sioux Sunrise, Paint the Hills Red, Medicine Wheel, Night of the Coyote, and Last Will, the latter two of which were nominated for Best Novel Peacemaker Awards by Western Fictioneers. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and Mystery Writers of America.
Ron and his wife, Bev, divide their time between their home in Fairbury, Nebraska and their cabin in the Kansas Flint Hills.
To learn more about Ron and his books, please visit www.RonSchwabBooks.com.
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AB outgrew Nancy Drew by fourth grade. Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle never really grabbed her. Poe and Hawthorne led to a fascination with the dark side of the human psyche. An interest in the brain and its workings fueled a love of Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, Margaret Millar, and dozens of contemporary "crime fiction" authors.
Growing up in Southern Missouri on ghost stories and horror comics might explain a lot. So does E.L. Doctorow's quote, "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." And parenthetically, a socially acceptable way to commit murder.
AB's dark, psychological thrillers probe the impact of the family on wounded hearts.
Find AB's musings on her blogsite: http://thestilettogang.blogspot.ie/
Download free copy of the prequel to The MisFit Series, dark psychological thrillers with a twisted serial killer.
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Alan Chaput writes Southern mysteries. His novels have finaled in the Daphne and the Claymore. Al lives with his wife in Coastal South Carolina.
When not writing, Al can be found Shag dancing, pursuing genealogy, or interacting on social media.
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Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author!
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Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.
On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.
An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food--California style! I write books in five series: The Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California's Central Coast, The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California, The Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery Series set on the American Riviera, just north of Santa Barbara, and The Calla Lily Mystery series set in Northern California's wine country.
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Nobody really cares that Sam Cheever is a USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author. Nobody cares that she's written a whole ton of fun and snappy books. Let's face it, the most interesting thing about Sam is the fact that she's a dogaholic. Yeah, there's no Dogaholic's Anonymous chapter that can help her. Believe me, she's looked. So Sam deals with her problem the best way she knows how. She digs into the mountains of personal experiences (mostly involving dog poo) to write GREAT dog characters.
Oh, and there are some people in her books too. She's also pretty good at those.
Want to ask Sam about her dogs...erm...books? You can connect with her at one of the following places. Just don't ask her why she has 14 dogs. Nobody in the whole wide world can answer that.
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C. A. Phipps is a USA Today best-selling romance author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.
Cheryl loves a good mystery filled with feisty heroines and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties mixed in with a little romance and humor.
The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.
No swearing, gore or graphic scenes
Free recipes in each book!
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I'm Emily and when I grow up I want to be Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. I can't quite decide.
In the meantime, I'm training for the job by reading a lot of cozy mysteries, plotting my own, and, oh-yes! eating a lot of 'brain food' (chocolate is good for your brain, isn't it? ;-) I also like knitting, crocheting and all paper crafts, except origami - I can never get it right!
My new cozy mystery series The Paper Crafts Club Mystery is out now and the new stories will be published soon.
I can't wait to find out whodunnit! And you?
For updates check my website: https://www.emilyselbyauthor.com
One freshly divorced fashion journalist in a full career crisis straight from NYC, one grumpy cook-cum-baker, one handsome semi-retired cop, one café on the brink of bankruptcy, one stray kitten, one sleepy little town in subtropical New Zealand and… one dead body, maybe more... Join Heather, Josephine, James and Kea the Kitten on their rush to find out whudunnit, while juggling cooking, cocktail-mixing, dog-walking, kitten-rescuing and all other aspects of life in Dolphin Cove, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Ps. Every book includes a recipe for a dish or a drink served in the story.
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C T Mitchell is an Amazon bestselling author of mystery short reads and novels with a thriller edge. He is multiple 5 star recipient in the 2017 Readers Choice Awards for his novel Murder Secret (formerly published as Breaking Point).
Street educated, Australian-born C T Mitchell has traveled the world in his business dealings as a real estate negotiator encountering many interesting characters; some outright crooks. He brings these experiences as well as a love for mystery thrillers to his writing.
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Lily Webb lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two cats, Hilda and Zelda, where she spends her time reading and writing all things paranormal. An aspiring witch herself, Lily's always been fascinated by the magical powers of the written word.
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Olivia Swift loves writing cozy mysteries! Her stories are inspired by her varied interests...gardening, spirits, crystals and so much more. Of course, there must be a romance or two in her books and a happily-ever-after ending!
Growing up in a small English village, Olivia is only too familiar with the various characters that make up a community. There is always an event, drama, or mystery amongst the village folk.
Only a few years ago, Olivia and her husband chose to take an early retirement and moved to the Aquitaine region of France. There, in her sun-filled study, she is able to sit and write her books. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the window overlooks her lovely French country garden.
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J. L. (Jerri) lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, with her family and feisty canine. She loves delicious southern food, dogs, Carolina sunrises on the beach, shopping on King Street, and curling up with about twenty different books on the weekends. When she gets the rare chance, she also likes to go exploring and learning more about Charleston's rich history.
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