Jen Benjamin is a newspaper writer who enjoys fiction when she gets time away from writing facts. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and various furry creatures. When she isn’t writing, Jen enjoys photography, reading, catching re-runs of Frasier and playing the violin. She used to play the violin for church and various other events, but now just plays for herself (and still has nightmares about her one gig as a strolling violinist!).
You can email Jen at email@example.com, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorjenbenjamin or on Twitter, @jenbenjam.
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Elizabeth has always been a writer, it just took some life changing moments to bring this to the forefront of her everyday life. She first started with her blog- Divorcee, Daughter and Dog. Then it all seemed to flow; the screenplays, the children books and the adult fiction.
Her life has often been likened to that of a movie and so what better industry to be in than the movies. She is a producer currently working on major feature films and a TV show that will be released in 2017.
She believes she is 2 years away from the 10 year overnight success.
She lives with her dog Chai, (because it’s her favourite drink) and her actress daughter Isabella, whom she home-schools (that’s the daughter, not the dog) in a little beach cottage in LA.
She also runs a non-profit business that she set up with one of her best friends Tiffany Newton, which is currently part of "The Trailer Film Festival".
She loves life and lives everyday as if it’s her last, making the most of all opportunities that she is exposed to. She works 24/7 and makes sure that her daughter sees this and understands its hard work and dedication that make things possible. Her biggest pet hate is when someone says they are going to do something but don’t. She gives the best hugs and her friends think they can sometimes be too tight.
Her favourite season is summer, her favourite food is sushi and her favourite country to visit is The World. Her secret dream is to be a Bond girl in a Bond movie and be the singer at the piano.
Once Gerard Butler told her she had a lovely bottom.
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Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music.
Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out.
Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.
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M.J. Deskovic is an American-born novelist and essayist. Her debut, novel Echoes: Catalyst, is book one in an exciting trilogy that is set for release early 2017. It is in this exciting trilogy, as well as her other works, that she utilizes the art of storytelling to reflect the inner struggles of societal evolution.
Born in Florida she resides there with her husband and two daughters.
Other works include:
The Beauty of Greatness; Now Back to our regularly scheduled Programming; Love Your Brother; Death By Hashtag; Blind; Haunted; Scoundrel & Saint; Fire & Thought
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Lynn Gerrard was born in St Helens, Merseyside, where she low lives with her husband Michael and their 5 year old blind and boisterous Jack Russell, Ralph. A serial worrier, Lynn survives mainly on a strict diet of fingernails and chocolate and delights in using misery and mirth as her muse.
Lynn found her studies in psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology and criminal law to be most useful in substantiating her obsession with the darker side of the human psyche and much of her writing reflects this. Lynn's interests mostly lie in occult philosophy, mythology, parapsychology, archaeology, Egyptology, humour and pickled onions.
As a keen activist for mental health awareness and having performed a stand-up comedy routine in aid of the 'Stand Up To Stigma' campaign, Lynn is in the process of writing a play, the aim of which is to fuse the comedy aspect with the reality behind the laughter. This is in the hope that it helps to reduce the discrimination attached to mental health issues.
This will be Lynn's first book in her poetry series for Wallace Publishing. Whilst continuing to work with verse, Lynn is also busy writing her first novel. Inspired by Lynn's passion for cemeteries and the delightful residents thereof, this will be a tale of horror, heartache, hilarity, and hopefully a dead good read!
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Midniyte Gregg is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer who started out as a poet, and has since found every kind of creative writing adventure calling to her. She has won two honorable mentions in national poetry contests and was discovered on Twitter with her micro poems and short story blog, Jane World. This is to be put into a short story collection. She is also a model, painter, and artist; Look for her shows in galleries. She feels writing saved her life more than once and her authenticity shows through in her non-fiction work as well as her fiction. She currently resides in the foothills of Denver, Colorado, where the regular mountain view and fresh air inspires her daily.
Transient State is her debut novel and she calls it her university of science fiction. This work also has a subliminal message, and demonstrates the alienation, loneliness and frustration she felt as a person who is on the autistic spectrum, showing her plight as she tries to understand and live in the neuro-typical world. She now thinks this is her truest blessing; to see the world so differently. Growing up with learning disabilities has only made her more determined to master communication and storytelling through writing.
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As a new author, when Rex was told he needed to write a bio, he didn't have the resume or accomplishments that those already in the writing business possess. So, like anyone looking for information, he went onto the internet and read a sample bio or two. However, nothing he found seemed to fit who he was or show what he wanted to accomplish as a writer. He therefore decided to keep this bio short and sweet.
Rex is a Christian first, a father second and everything else comes after that. Although it wasn't always that way. What he's done, good and bad, is irrelevant to what he wants to get across to his readers when he writes. He hopes to get people to see more of what they already have. If one person comes up, thanks him and tells him he has made a difference to their life, then he says his next bio will read 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!'
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Alison Williams works as a teacher who loves to write. In fact, she has done so for as long as she can remember.
For years she has been regaling the children she teaches with pieces of writing which are designed to help them learn about different genres of literature. She grew up in a busy environment in North West London and lived, for many years, in the leafy Greater London suburb of Pinner in Middlesex. She taught at a grammar school in Slough and latterly at a school in the village of Olney, which is close to Milton Keynes. As a mother of four children, she spent many years in libraries - and at home- reading to them, believing the imagination to be one of the most fruitful places in which to live.
Her first book, Whispers from the Past, is aimed specifically at boys aged 10 - 13, who perhaps do not yet engage sufficiently in their reading, preferring the transitory world of the laptop or tablet. Alison's aim is to produce a plethora of stories which will encourage anybody who reads them to want to learn more about the topics raised within them.
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Carol lived in South Yorkshire with her husband and daughter. Her own story was one of surviving against the odds. Since losing her mother to cancer at the age of 10, Carol avoided hospitals like the plague until just a few years ago, when doctors told her she was highly unlikely to survive bronchial pneumonia and a misdiagnosed pancreatic cancer. “It was during this time I started to chant in my mind that I was going to get better, because I had not fulfilled my dream to write a book. And the more ill I got, the louder the chanting got,” laughed Carol at the time.
Carol attended two Arvon courses on script writing and also went on two courses at Tilton House in Sussex, which were run by Nicola Larder (Tiger Aspect), Eleanor Moran (BBC writer and producer.)
Tragically, Carol passed away suddenly in May 2016. Her daughter, Emma, continues to promote Carol's work and is determined to make sure the world knows of her mother's incredible talents.
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Bridget Nash lives in northwest Oklahoma, where she was a newspaper journalist who received several Associated Press/Oklahoma Press Association awards for both writing and photography. She now has a small portrait photography business and stays home with her daughter, contributing to the news world on a freelance basis.
Players is Bridget’s first completed novel since she was in eighth grade, but she swears if she ever finds that eighth-grade manuscript, she’ll burn it. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has enjoyed writing as a recreational activity. As a child and a teen, she could often be found outdoors with a notebook and pen, listening to the birds and the wind while making up her own worlds on paper.
When she isn’t writing or taking photographs, Bridget enjoys reading and watching sitcoms simultaneously. Her favorite sitcoms are Frasier, Friends and I Love Lucy. Her favorite books are Frankenstein, Jane Eyre and A Ring of Endless Light. She hates putting away laundry and doesn’t know much about cooking, but she likes to make her own kombucha and experiment with growing edible things like tomatoes, strawberries and pumpkins. She much prefers cold weather over warm and loves rain and snow, even though she prefers going barefoot over wearing shoes.
Bridget lives in a very small Oklahoma town with a population of about 400, along with her husband; her daughter; two dogs, Trevor and Penny; a border collie named Taban, who doesn’t think dog rules apply to him; a cat named Taylor Swift; and a fancy rat named Sheldon. There are also black widows by the water meter but she doesn’t name them and prefers not to think about them.
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Since ending his twenty-eight year career within the infrastructure and computer networking industry, Thomas lives with his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a rather nice apartment in the West Midlands area. He is currently single and openly admits to being a little reclusive since his divorce.
Although Thomas hasn’t written a novel before, he is an enthusiastic diarist and has kept a daily journal for many years. He is also an avid reader and has a book cabinet that’s considerably overloaded! He currently devotes sixteen hours a week to working as a volunteer in his local Cancer Research shop as he loves the great staff and the feel-good challenge. He also regularly donates to the NSPCC and the NSPCA, both causes that are close to his heart. He regularly offers home computer lessons to the over fifties and enjoys keeping them company just as much as he enjoys teaching them. In the past, Thomas has also worked with a security team at Birmingham City Stadium.
Thomas’s father suffers from Vascular Dementia and although Thomas visits him several times a week, his dad sadly doesn’t recognise him anymore.
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Robert Sanasi is an Italian poet, novelist and lyricist born in a small town of Southern Italy in 1981. He’s been living abroad for nine years.
After graduating in Communication Sciences at the University of Lecce in 2006, he started composing journalistic articles for local magazines and short poems. He then moved to Bologna for a year ‘to escape the alienation and monotony of the provincial life’. Immediately after that, he flew to Dublin, Ireland in search of work and new life experiences. There he worked at several American multinationals and shifted towards a more creative kind of writing, focusing on poems and song lyrics in English and Italian. The family drama connected to the car accident of his older brother only a few months after his departure, his coma, and his subsequent rehabilitation had a deep and strong impact on Robert's life and writing. This is also described in his first literary novel ‘Dublin Calling’, to be published by Wallace Publishing in December 2016.
The author has recently completed three more novels set in other countries: Pathos (Her); Profession:Job Seeker; The Saints Are Coming.
All his works have a strong imprint of autobiographical authenticity which clearly refer to the Beat Generation. He particularly loves American literature of the 1900s and authors such as Kerouac, H. Miller, Fante, Roth, Bukowski, Mcnirney, as well as European authors such Celine, Hamsun Buzzati, and Tondelli. He defines his style as "visionary-expressionistic realism" that focuses on the emotional side of life and literature. He has recently achieved second place in the Poetry section of the online Italian writing contest Word Selfie with his poem Angel of the Street, which has also been selected for an an international event and anthology of poetry called 100 Thousands poets for change.
Apart from the six years spent in Dublin, he has also lived for a time in Copenhagen, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Berlin, Bratislava, Krakow, Prague, and Warsaw. He defines himself as a ‘2.0 migrant urban writer’ and a representative of the current “Generation on the run”.
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Born under a claret sky in Burnley, Lancashire, Paul witnessed the Glam Rock pop-stars of the 1970s and the New Romantics of the early 1980s, and had notions of joining some of his heroes in later life. However, the realisation dawned on him that his inability to play a musical instrument might be a hindrance to his dream. So instead, his fledgling lyrical attempts slowly evolved into poetry. With no subject considered taboo, his mood can lurch from the darkest depths to the light airy notions of love and peace.
After years of wandering the emotional wilderness, Paul, now married to his true soul mate and the father of four children, has found his true calling. Paul currently resides in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, where he leads the good life and is co-founder and Chair for a local Community Group. He also writes for, and features in, several music publications and his own popular blog site.
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Helen Sims was born in November 1981. She has had Cerebral Palsy since birth, and cannot walk or stand unaided. Age 14, she had major orthopaedic operations, spending almost four months in hospital, (100 miles from home), and had to learn to walk from scratch. The surgeries were the start of a battle with clinical depression.
Helen is a passionate and outspoken campaigner for disability rights. She has been trying to raise awareness of the realities of life with a disability, hoping she can help people understand better, since she was eight years old.
She loves to write, and has been a member of her local Writer's Circle, the 'Somerscribes', for over 20 years. She is determined to turn everything bad that has happened to her into something positive, something which she hopes will help others.
On the social networks listed below, you can find Helen's writing by searching: #helenswriting
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Kate Trinity has lived in 11 countries, has 2 degrees, and has a love of animals as well as all things supernatural. When Kate isn’t writing she’s baking, and loves to decorate cakes in unusual ways. She was brought up around steam trains, as her father was an engine driver. Her mother meanwhile, was a nurse in St. Luke’s. The eldest of five siblings and with 2 children of her own, her family is a large one. After the break-up of her marriage and becoming unwell, Kate began to write and never stopped. Her world is filled with gods and demons, monsters and fae.
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