J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life and a white cat who rules the roost.
His passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and of course writing.
Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way they might never have.
Since he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the supernatural and things that can't be explained rationally.
By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into words to captivate readers. And it hasn't ended. His main goal is to share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that's how the Dream Series was born.
All the books are available as audiobooks, including a short story narrated by Doctor Who star Nicola Bryant!
Mr. DiBenedetto welcomes queries and feedback from his loyal readers.
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Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels.
Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were.
She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth.
Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.
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KJ Waters is the international best-selling author of Stealing Time, Shattering Time, and short story Blow. She is currently working on book three in the Stealing Time series called Killing Time that should be out this fall. Her stories are gritty and intense and keep you reading late into the night.
In addition to her writing, she runs KJ Waters Consultancy and is the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit, and provides author consulting services covering branding, social media, and publishing.
She has a Master’s in Business and over 18 years of experience in the marketing field. Before quitting her job to raise a family and work on writing she was the Director of Marketing and communications for a national behavioral healthcare company.
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The Withrow Chronicles tells the story of a lonely, reclusive vampire as he finds his people, his place in the world, and something to live for after decades of being undead. As Withrow reconnects to the world of the living, he finds himself facing monsters far and wide who would gladly wipe it out. Punching baddies and hunting monsters is easy for a creature like Withrow. The scary part is having to make friends along the way!
What starts as the story of an inconvenience, and then a crisis, becomes an epic struggle to save the modern world from a terrible fate - without letting it find out that struggle is happening at all. More than that, however, it's also the tale of outcasts and wanderers who find their power - and each other - in the friendships they form in the shadows and hidden corners of society.
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Bram Stoker Award © nominated Editor Eric Miller is known for the horror anthologies HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD 1 & 2, and the "18 WHEELS" trucking fiction series (18 WHEELS OF HORROR and 18 WHEELS OF SCIENCE FICTION. He runs the small press Big Time Books, and was thrilled that John Palisano's story "Happy Joe's Rest Stop" from 18 WHEELS OF HORROR won the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in short fiction, honored that HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Anthology, and proud that two stories from HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD II were also nominated for Stokers: Hal Bodner's "Hot Tub" and Eric J. Guignard's "Dreams of a Little Suicide."
Miller also works in the movie business as a screenwriter, producer, transportation coordinator, and many other low stress, fun-filled jobs. His produced science fiction and horror scripts include ICE SPIDERS, NIGHT SKIES, and MASK MAKER among others. He has a number of novel, screenplay, short story, and TV script projects in the works. In his spare time he reads voraciously, writes occasionally, and watches movies of all kinds- especially romantic comedies. More info can be found at www.EricMillerWrites.com or www.BigTimeBooks.com.
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As far back as she can remember, Andrea has loved all things horror. She embarked on her journey when she was just a kid, watching iconic must-see horror movies and devouring one classic horror novel after another. As an adult, she initially found an outlet for her creativity through writing, as a freelance journalist. It was her sister who pushed her to rediscover her true passion, horror. Andrea went on to combine her love for writing with her love for horror, giving us her first book - BLOODY LEGENDS.
She also released a short story called DEADLY SENSES as part of a horror anthology (DEATH & PESTILENCE). Meanwhile, her debut novel was so well-received by readers that it became a series with the release of the exciting prequel to BLOODY LEGENDS, BLOODY ORIGIN.
Being a lover of all things books, she also dabbles in artistic and creative endeavors that enrich the reading experience - book covers, book trailers, and book formatting/conversion.
Connecting with her readers helps Andrea make her stories dark, gory, and infused with a blend of suspense, mystery, and crime. She loves adding a touch of the erotic, and many of her tales involve a brush with the supernatural. Writing is her greatest joy, and Andrea will always find new ways to intrigue and scare the wits out of you!
So, are you ready to be terrified? Then read Andrea's BLOODY series, and her award-winning standalone novel CROWLEY'S CULT - where the past and present come together in a clash of sinister and bizarre happenings, leading modern artist Zane down a path of occult sex, murder, and violence.
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The Bloody Series consists of three books, plus a prequel, each containing a stand-alone story with no major cliffhangers. However, since it is a series, for the best reading experience and to avoid spoilers this is the recommended order to read the stories in:
- Bloody Origin – Prequel
- Bloody Legends – Book 1
- Bloody Puzzle – Book 2
- Bloody Hunt – Book 3 (to be released late 2020)
WARNING: These stories contain extreme violence against people and animals, vulgar language, sex, and graphic murders.
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Killarney Traynor is a writer, singer, actor, and history buff who decided that she wanted to write books as soon as she was old enough to start reading them. A resident of New Hampshire, she works at an insurance brokerage by day, and writes her novels by night. Her books, Summer Shadows and Necessary Evil, reflects her love of local culture, history, and long summer days.
When Killarney isn't writing, she can be found day-dreaming about faraway places, watching old movies, reading long books while drinking too much tea, working with local film company Narrow Street Films, exploring local attractions, or getting lost in Boston.
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A place where the weird, the unnatural, and the supernatural are alive and well and one question stands above the rest: Who will survive?
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Like most folks I was born, but from then on things got strange. Raised on Vienna sausage, potted meat and fried bologna. At a young age I got exposed to high levels of southern-fried weirdness that forced me into using comics, fantasy & science-fiction novels and video games to self-medicate against the symptoms of reality.
I started writing while still developing as a fetus - I owe all that amniotic fluid swirling around my little naked body as being the greatest influence to my creative process.
Today I reside in the dungeon of a cardboard castle - with my wife and three step-sons - where I paste newspaper clippings to the wall with spit in order to create storyboards for novels of fantasy, horror, science-fiction, and sometimes homo-robotic fictional memoirs.
As an added extra bonus for the fans: The thing I fear the most are those paintings of the giant squid (Kraken) wrapping its tentacles around an entire ship. Thats' a freaky image, man.
Lita Stone writes unapologetic romances with tactful realism. Her books deal with dark but realistic hardships, flawed but authentic characters, and most importantly, her books tell stories of love--a love that is faltering but pure.
'Sweet romances' are not in Lita's spectrum. She lives with her characters in the real world, ie.....Smalltown, USA, where the beer is cold, the whiskey is Tennessean and the sex is hot.
"I've read Books One and Two back to back and I can't stop now! Great series. Nothing else like it."
"The character development from the first book is thought provoking with the characters questioning their moral values. The plot has continued to grow and develop. I can not wait for the next book. A must read!"
"I loved it! I know, it gets a little rough and rowdy sometimes, but that just adds to the overall feeling of the story. I'm a grandmother and I'm looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens!"
That is what this is, adult and dark and disturbing. I was disturbed in ways I haven't been since opening my very first Stephen King back in high school. If that is what you are looking for, please pick this up. Good writing is getting hard to find."
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Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.
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South African writer and coffee addict, Baileigh Higgins, lives in the Free State with hubby and best friend Brendan and loves nothing more than lazing on the couch with pizza and a bad horror movie. Her unhealthy obsession with the end of the world has led to numerous books on the subject and a secret bunker only she knows the location of.
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Linda Watkins currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. Born on the east coast, she grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Upon graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon, '70), she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. In 2006, she packed up her belongings and, along with her 3 rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine.
It was on this island that she wrote her first novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND and, since publication, the novel has garnered the following awards:
- 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION
- 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW, PARANORMAL AWARDS
- 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
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I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), wrote several books with Raymond Dean White, retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.
Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust—centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.
For more information, go to www.duanelindsay.com.
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A natural storyteller, whose compelling thoughts are freed from the depths of the heart and the subconscious before being poured onto the page.
Literature written beyond the realms of genre he is known to grab readers; kicking, screaming, laughing or crying and drag them into his novels.
Enter the literary world of Frank Talaber.
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"Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.” -Val McDermid, best-selling author of the Tony Hill series
"Though her plot careens with as many twists and turns as a car chase through the French Quarter, it is Smith's rotating focus on the complex viewpoints of her fully formed characters that gives her sixth novel its psychological and emotional depth ... [A] rich, tightly structured narrative." -Publishers Weekly
“Gritty, witty, & mesmerizing! Langdon is a splendid female heroine.” –People Magazine
“If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so… Move over, Sara Paretsky.” --KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)
“If it’s gritty realism you’re craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the perfect New Orleans tour guide… --The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
“BRILLIANT.” --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
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Ray Flynt is the author of Brad Frame mysteries and Ryan Caldwell novels. Brad Frame led an aimless life on Philadelphia's Main Line until his mother and sister were kidnapped and murdered. Brad Frame helped solved their murder and then dedicated his life to bringing justice to others. Ryan Caldwell novels featuring an aspiring journalist who spent five years in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to college to pursue his passion for "finding the story."
Ray is a member of Mystery Writers of America and active with their Florida chapter. He is a life member of the Florida Writers Association. Ray is retired from a diverse career in criminal justice, education, the arts, and human services. He lives in Florida.
In addition to being a novelist, Ray has written and performs a one-man show based on Ben Franklin.
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Rachel Tetlow asks Brad Frame to investigate the unsolved murder of her father, who served on a jury in a racketeering case against a Philadelphia-area drug kingpin. Her father’s death resulted in a mistrial. As his investigation in the Tetlow case gets underway, Frame is summoned to jury duty on a sensational local murder that appears to have captured everyone’s attention except his.
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Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries - historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy ... you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout 'Nana' when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci's Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.
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“A powerful new voice on the crime-fiction scene” (ForeWord Reviews), Corey Lynn Fayman has done hard time as a musician, interactive developer, and theatrical sound designer, but still refuses to apologize for it. His hometown of San Diego, CA provides the backdrop for his mystery series featuring the guitar-slinging private detective Rolly Waters, including the award-winning Border Field Blues and Desert City Diva. The latest in the series, Ballast Point Breakdown, will be published by Konstellation Press in March 2020. Follow him online at sunburnedfedora.com or desertcitydiva.com (the podcast).
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"Making the world a better place by telling stories and helping others share theirs."
Troy Lambert is a freelance writer, author, editor, and publisher who has dreamed of writing books since he was a young boy. He wrote his first book, George and the Giant Castle, when he was six years old. After being told by teachers, counselors, and many people around him that writing was a great hobby, but not a great way to make a living, Troy explored other money-making options.
After nearly three decades amassing a collection of name tags, hairnets, and various careers, he finally found the way to fulfill his dream of writing full-time and making a living at it. He currently has written over two-dozen books including ghostwriting projects, is a freelance writer, content strategist, ghostwriter, publisher, and occasional editor.
Troy lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with his wife and a pack of very talented dogs who are occasionally enlisted to write blog posts and book blurbs. His fiction work can be found at fictionupdates.troylambertwrites.com and you can learn more about writing for a living at writingasabusiness.troylambertwrites.com.
Troy writes the Capital City Murders series with fellow author Stuart Gustafson.
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