The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is proud
to present a talented slate of almost thirty authors in Booths at
the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 & 22, 2012. Authors
will appear and have their books available for sale and autograph to
attendees and fans.
Authors scheduled to appear (in alphabetical
As a pet lover, one of the toughest decisions
you may face will be putting your companion to sleep. Regardless
of the “when” or “how”, it is a heartbreaking
decision. Geoffrey Bain has compiled priceless information with
stories and guidelines for you to have comfort in knowing “when
it’s time” to say good-bye.
Just One More Day provides expert
guidance from professionals in the field of Veterinary Science,
Psychology, and Education. Included is a Quality of Life Chart
which allows you to see for yourself how your pet is feeling on
a daily basis!
Geoffrey’s book is a compassionately
informative guide to assist those in need of comfort during a
most difficult and traumatic time, and it will
help ease their pain, their guilt, and their suffering. Because
truly, all we really want is Just One More Day with our
best friend - our dog.
Bain was born in Liverpool, England and attended Liverpool Institute
High School at the same time as two of the Beatles - Sir Paul McCartney
and George Harrison. After some world traveling, he settled in
California, and became a Real Estate Broker for thirty years. He
currently resides in Southern California.
The inspiration for his first book, Just
One More Day, came from an uncertainty as to when it would be the
right time to call the vet to say good-bye to Abby, an Australian
Shepherd who had just been diagnosed with Bone cancer. Abby was
the first dog in Geoff's life and she left her paw-prints on his
heart. This profound experience changed his life and he is
now serving others through speaking engagements, book signings
and teaching others how to “Heel” a broken heart. Geoff
is the CEO for WagDazzle, a new line of pet products.
Visit www.JustOneMoreDayTheBook.com for
the book trailer and Blog.
Consumed by rock music, animation and superhero
comic books since age four, writer D H Brooks studied Creative
Writing and Comparative Literature at California State University
Long Beach, working toward a degree in Electronic Media. Having
developed a great interest in Atlantis-related subjects, Ms. Brooks
first wrote of the aquatic denizens of Nereidia in comic book form
in 1993. She supplied research notes for TechTV's 'pop-up' version
of the series "Thunderbirds" ™ and material to
A&E Home Video for the DVD "The Best Of Thunderbirds." The
author lives in Los Angeles, never far from her beloved Pacific
Ocean. D H Brooks is a member of the Society Of Children’s
Books Writers And Illustrators, The Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society
and has been a sustaining member of Comic-Con International for
over nineteen years. "A Legacy Of The Pacific" is her
Synopsis Of “A Legacy Of The Pacific”
romance and intrigue meet in a titanic clash within the tale "A
Legacy Of The Pacific," a paean to California and her placid
blue neighbor. A waif called Pincin, unknowingly the heir to the
throne of Nereidia, meets his two sisters: Princess Lile, a willful,
ill-tempered warrior, and the winsome, ditsy Princess Ciona. Once
joined in their cause, his family assists him in seeking his rightful
place among the people of this fantastic seascape of salvaged 1930s
California vernacular architecture and billowing kelp forests.
During their quest, the siblings encounter heroes from diverse
points around the globe who teach them that the myths and legends
of the water deities of old have a vital message to impart in aid
of saving our oceans and their inhabitants in the present day.
Write to D H Brooks: PO Box 237, Gardena
Visit www.alegacyofthepacific.com or
The Hungry by Steven W. Booth and Harry Shannon
is the first hit book in the Sheriff Penny Miller Series. Sheriff
Penny Miller of Flat Rock, Nevada, is the kind of woman who will
do whatever it takes to protect those she is sworn to serve. She
has no idea that only a few miles away from her quiet home town
the U.S. Government is conducting dangerous experiments to create
super-soldiers. The experiment goes awry, and they create hoards
of ravenous zombies instead. With the arrival of the zombies, Miller
finds herself in a desperate struggle to survive the first days
of the apocalypse. With an unlikely band of companions that include
a murderous biker, her veterinarian ex-husband, a unit of incompetent
National Guardsmen, and one of the key Army scientists who created
the zombies, Sheriff Miller must do her duty to keep everyone—including
Steven W. Booth has this crazy idea that he can make a
living as a publisher and writer, and so far life has not disabused
him of this. His first short story, “Jailbreak” (co-written
with Harry Shannon), has been published in three different anthologies,
including Dead Set (edited by Joe McKinney and Michelle
McCrary), and has been downloaded about 20,000 times (for free,
but what can you do?).
He has also published “The Widows Laveau” (co-written
with Norman L. Rubenstein) in Horror For Good (edited by
Mark Scioneaux, R.J. Cavender, and Robert S. Wilson) and “Eosophobia” in Horror
Library V (edited by R.J. Cavender).
Steven decided in early 2010 to finally use his MBA (much to his
mother’s delight) and start an author services company that
helps writers self-publish. After building other people’s
books for 18 months, he decided to become a publisher and build
books for himself.
first novel as both publisher and an author, The Hungry (also
co-written with Harry Shannon), was released in October, 2011,
and has helped pay the rent. The sequel, The Hungry 2: The Wrath
of God is releasing in July, 2012. He has books in the pipeline
from Gene O’Neill, Brian Knight, Carol Weekes, Tim Marquitz,
Christopher Conlon, and Karl Alexander.
Steven lives in Encino, CA with his wife and far too many cats.
Several of the cats are determined to prevent him from ever writing
another word by sitting on his keyboard at all opportunities, much
to his consternation. The battle continues to this day.
"From the opening line, I loved (The Hungry). I loved how
complete it felt. It had so many great elements working for it – the
small town setting; the two powerful main characters, as different
as they could be, nearly every word between them charged with sexual
tension; the satisfying stalemate as neither one gets exactly what
they want, but rather what they need. Booth and Shannon brought
those different elements together in a seamless whole that progressed
with the irresistible momentum of an avalanche. It was a great
story, and for a zombie fan like me, it pressed all the right buttons.”
—From the introduction by Joe McKinney, editor of Dead
Set: A Zombie Anthology and author of the Dead World series
Jack Sligo runs away from a loving Boston Irish family hoping
to get a summer job on a cruise ship. He has no luck on the gritty
docks of New York and hitchhikes to a seaport in Alabama. While
looking for a ship Jack meets two German seamen and accepts their
invitation for drinks and a taste of night life. Hours later,
Jack wakes up racked with pain on a ship far at sea, drugged,
kidnapped, shanghaied aboard a monstrous African freighter, the
SS Iron Prince. He has no idea how he got there, where he’s
going, how he’ll ever get back, and is too terrified to
ask. With only the clothes on his back, he must contend with
strange people, different languages and the challenges of working,
unwanted, among sailors who don’t know he is an American. The
chief mate and the coal passer know and have plans to get Jack
alone and offer a life or death bargain.
The ship’s first port is a remote
river town in Venezuela populated by thieves, bums, easy women
and surrounded by impenetrable jungle. There is no opportunity
for escape. When the ship’s cook disappears, Jack stuffs
his ethics and helps to shanghai a replacement. Winston, a Jamaican,
on the ship since he was twelve, becomes his friend. They defend
their honor together against knife wielding sailors, hurricanes,
and the disaster of a shipwreck. Jack is unaware that the ship’s
Bo’sun, Manor Nelson and Chips, the gnarled, old ship’s
carpenter, have become his protectors. When he learns that the
ship’s next port of call is Odessa, USSR, Jack drowns his
hopes with a sailors’ best “friend”, rum, and
he is shanghaied again.
based on a true story lived by David Paul Collins as a
merchant seaman. The events he survives, the compelling characters
in the crew are woven into reality and authenticity by a skilled
Mr. Collins was born with a thirst for adventure.
As a teenager, he set out to go to sea on his own, working aboard
merchant ships sailing under African, Asian and Central American
flags and later, on American ships as a member of the National
Maritime Union. SHANGHAIED is a fictionalized memoir based on his
experiences on a Liberian freighter and the dangerous ways of life
at sea in the 1950s. The fictional protagonist, fifteen-year-old
Jack Sligo, is looking for a summer job when he is shanghaied on
an African freighter. By the time September school bells rang,
Jack had learned lessons that would never have been taught at St.
Peter’s Central Catholic High School.
Cynthia Cordell’s book “Sharing
Short Stories” was a way for her to express herself creatively. These
stories aspire to boost the reader’s ego. The reader
only needs to get into the mind of one her characters to feel virtually
immersed in the closeness Cynthia has felt with each of her literary
Writer’s block helped her to focus
on getting around creative obstacles and created challenges along
her writing path that she described as ‘life experiences,’ rather
than struggles. Determined to transform even the most awkward
of writer’s stumbling blocks into something positive, her
short stories reach out to the optimist in all of us!
Both leisure time and work time – the
internet has brought it all together for this young author. Cynthia
J. Cordell, who on the back of her mind, aspires to do a blog,
reads and critiques the work of others on online writing communities
fact the sunrise each and every morning is a welcome occurrence
for her because it’s a chance to get on the internet. Challenges
(great and small), usually those that have to do with researching
her writing, are just keyboard clicks away from being resolved.
When she’s not writing, she’s
drawing clip art and submitting them to online greeting card websites.
Writing her book “Sharing Short Stories” was
a way for her to express herself creatively. The stories
aspire to boost the reader’s ego. The reader only needs
to get into the mind of one her characters to feel virtually immersed
in the closeness Cynthia feels with each and every one of her literary
Writer’s block has helped her to focus
on getting around creative obstacles and has created challenges
along her writing path that she likes to describe now as ‘life
experiences,’ rather than struggles. Determined to
transform even the most awkward of writer’s stumbling blocks
into something positive, her short stories reach out to the optimist
in all of us!
In the 1990’s, Cynthia also worked
at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a software engineer. Her
work there has introduced a smattering of technical insight into
Learn more and order books at: http://www.SharingShortStories.com
post-production classes at the University of Southern California
(U.S.C.) School of Cinema & TV and at the U.S.C. Summer Production
Workshop from 1988 to 2003 (various Avid platforms). He has also
taught TV and post-production courses at Loyola Marymount Univ.
(Avid & FCP) and (currently) at Los Angeles City College School
of Cinema-TV. He has served as an Avid consultant to TV post-production
houses and edited short-form and long-form projects including TV
documentaries and independent features. His most recent film RETURN
TO VIETNAM won a 2007 Silver Telly (highest award) in the feature
tv documentary category.
Editing: The Cutting Edge” provides the foundation
for the college-level media student to make the leap into the
world of film and HD-based professional post-production, as practiced
in the Hollywood media community. This soft-cover text covers
basic techniques and generic procedures fundamental to popular
visual non-linear editing software from AVID, ADOBE and FINAL
CUT and PRO TOOLS audio editing software. This book teaches the
basic procedures including synchronization of audio to visuals,
film-to-tape conversion, output to tape, output to film, standard
definition (SD) to high definition (HD) conversions, and everything
in between. There is special emphasis given to sound editing
techniques to achieve professional level sound quality. “Non-linear
Editing: The Cutting Edge” has been chosen to be part of
the Los Angeles Public Library film book collection.
Gardner’s Guide to NLE: The Cutting Edge:
ISBN 1589650212; available from www.Amazon.com, www.Barnes & Noble.com,
and the Garth Gardner Publishing Company,
1 866 GO GARDNER or www.GoGardner.com
Caroline Severance presents
the biography of one of the forgotten heroines of the American
woman's suffrage movement of the nineteenth century. Based upon
twenty years of exhaustive research, this is the biography of a
woman who was in the forefront of every human rights movement of
her time. Caroline was an abolitionist, a suffragist, an advocate
for women's health and women physicians, a peace activist, and
a socialist. She was a leader of the movement before the Civil
War and afterward lived to vote in an American presidential election.
Born in western New York when it was the frontier of the United
States, she ended her life on another western frontier, in Los
Angeles, California. She has been recognized as one of the "builders
of the city of Los Angeles."
witnessed the opening of the Erie Canal, and more than eighty years
later, the first air show ever held in Los Angeles. Always advocating
the rights of women and realizing their potential as full citizens,
she was a founder of the Women's Club Movement, which, far from
being a purely social movement, was designed to allow women to
discover that they had brains and leadership abilities. This movement
was instrumental in the final passage of the Nineteenth Amendment,
guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Virginia is a retired librarian who worked
for thirty years at California State University, Northridge, as
the subject specialist in the field of women studies. She is a
second-generation native of Los Angeles - unusual for a person
in my generation - who received her BA from UCLA. her MLS from
the University of Oregon, and a Master's Degree in Mass Communication
from California State University, Northridge. Her first book Women
War Correspondents in the Vietnam War, 1961-1975, was published
in 1988. She began researching the life of Caroline Severance in
1990. Caroline Severance is the first full-length biography of
this important woman in American history.
Two months before her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Barbara
lost Patrick, the love of her life… and discovered that
she did not know how to love herself! Lost, confused, and hopeless,
she sabotaged friendships, rejected life, and spiraled into a deep
depression. Barbara’s story reveals how spiritual laws led
her to an expanded view of love – and how you too can live
your life feeling more empowered, more authentic, and more loving.
Barbara Daoust is a Spiritual Teacher, Transformation Coach, Speaker
and Author. She teaches workshops, tele-seminars, and coaches individuals
how to embrace change as an opportunity for personal, professional,
and spiritual growth. She shows people who feel stuck, lost, and
confused how to move forward in their lives so that they can experience
a more fulfilling
life of joy, abundance, and true happiness. After the loss of her
husband, facing devastating loss and reinvention, Barbara was guided
to study Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica
and certified as a Law of Attraction Coach with the Quantum Success
Coaching Academy. As a result, her life has truly transformed.
Soul Notes Coaching
Affirming Your Truth
Bob Marley And The Golden Age of Reggae [Titan
Books, November 2010, $29.95/£24.99] is a testament in rare,
previously unpublished pictures to some of the greatest years of
Bob Marley’s career, and the history of reggae and dub music.
Through portraits, performance and personal
shots, photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker charts the rise
of reggae with an unparalleled insight into the genre’s most
iconic artists. Captured in Jamaica in the mid 1970s and never
before published, this collection of powerful and pivotal pictures
features Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry,
Hepstones, Inner Circle and Jacob Miller, Jimmy Cliff, Jr Murvin,
Toots and The Maytals, George Harrison, Burning Spear and Third
Featuring a foreword from Hollywood filmmaker
and former Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe, this deluxe
hardback collection also includes commentary from Island Records’ Jeff
Walker, and founding editor of The Beat magazine, Roger Steffens.
“Kim’s pictures not only capture
the humanity of these iconic figures but they also show a sense
of intimacy that only photographs by a true artist can convey” – Steven
Poster, ASC President of the International Cinematographers’ Guild.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s incredibly varied
career has covered everything from classic rock and roll, reggae
and politics in the 60’s and 70’s to working on major
motion pictures and television shows. While still at UCLA (where
she received a BA in Motion Picture production) and shortly thereafter,
she shot for underground LA newspapers and magazines like Crawdaddy
and Music World. Her classic portrait of Jimi Hendrix was shot
when she was only 20 and her High Times cover of Bob Marley remains
their most popular cover, ever.
She also shot the stills for John Carpenter’s “Halloween", “The
Fog”, “Christine”, and "Escape from New
York.” She worked at Paramount for nine years as the production
photographer for “Cheers” and five years for “Family
She is one of the elected representatives
for still photographers on the National Executive Board of IATSE
Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild. Her coffee-table
photo book "Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" was
published by Titan Press (UK) distributed by Random House (USA)
last November and she recently had her first solo gallery show
of photos from the book in London at the PROUD Camden. Her website
is www.Lenswoman.com <http://www.Lenswoman.com>
About the book:
BOB MARLEY AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF REGGAE
“Kim was the first “outsider” to
photograph Marley and the young Jamaican masters around him”–Cameron
“Herein are stunning images of off-guard
moments that only Bob’s closest friends would have been privy
to.”-Roger Steffens, founding editor, The Beat
Eric J. Guignard is an award-winning author
and editor living in southern California.
He writes fiction short stories in the genres of horror, speculative,
and young adult. He also writes research and knowledge-base articles
in genealogy, woodworking, and ecology. Eric has been published
in numerous print and online media, recently including publications
in: A Very Short Story competition (first place), Coscom Entertainment,
The Horror Zine, Hall Brothers, SNM Horror Magazine, Cutting Block
Library, Indie Gypsy, and many others. He is editor of the acclaimed
anthology, Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations and forthcoming AFTER
DEATH… (both from Dark Moon Books).
Eric holds degrees in Communications and Environmental Science,
as well as a Master's Degree in Public Administration (California
State University Northridge). When not writing, Eric designs and
builds custom furniture and is also an amateur entomologist.
Most importantly, he is married to his high school sweetheart,
Jeannette, and father to an adventuresome toddler son, Julian James.
Please visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com or
at his blog: www.ericjguignard.blogspot.com
Overview of DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS
Darkness exists everywhere, and in no place greater than those
where spirits and curses still reside. Tread not lightly on ancient
lands that have been discovered by this collection of intrepid
In DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS,
you will unearth an anthology of twenty-five previously unpublished
horror and speculative fiction stories, relating to aspects of
civilizations that are crumbling, forgotten, rediscovered, or perhaps
merely spoken about in great and fearful whispers.
What is it that lures explorers to distant
lands where none have returned? Where is Genghis Khan buried? What
happened to Atlantis? Who will displace mankind on Earth? What
laments have the Witches of Oz? Answers to these mysteries and
other tales are presented within this critically acclaimed anthology
by the enclosed authors.
Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
Angel of Destruction by Cynthia D. Witherspoon
The Door Beyond the Water by David Tallerman
To Run a Stick Through a Fish by Mark Lee Pearson
Quivira by Jackson Kuhl
Directions by Michael G. Cornelius
Quetzalcoatl's Conquistador by Jamie Lackey
Königreich der Sorge (Kingdom of Sorrow) by C. Deskin Rink
Gestures of Faith by Fadzlishah Johanabas
Bare Bones by Curtis James McConnell
British Guiana, 1853 by Folly Blaine
The Nightmare Orchestra by Chelsea Armstrong
The Funeral Procession by Jay R. Thurston
Requiem by Jason Andrew
Gilgamesh and the by Mountain by Bruce L. Priddy
Buried Treasure by Rob Rosen
The Small, Black God by Caw Miller
In Eden by Cherstin Holtzman
We Are Not the Favored Children by Matthew Borgard
Rebirth in Dreams by A.J. French
Whale of a Time by Gitte Christensen
Sins of our Fathers by Wendra Chambers
The Talisman of Hatra by Andrew S. Williams
Sumeria to the Stars by Jonathan Vos Post
The Tall Grass by Joe R. Lansdale
The Island Trovar by JC Hemphill
(with interior illustration by Ron Perovich)
Mendicant Suites is my first
collection of poems. There is an eclectic range from haiku and
imagist poetry to prose-poems and dramatic monologues. One of the
themes is Love, Loss, Madness and Recovery.
Daniel Hentschel grew up on the Pacific
Ocean, both in Hawaii and in California. He left his home coast
to study theatre with BADA at Oxford and then returned with Stella
Adler in Los Angeles. He lived in Japan and speaks Japanese. He
studied Creative Writing at Georgetown University where he received
his degree in English and Philosophy.
established the Georgetown Poetry Society. He was a Mount Vernon
Poetry finalist and awarded the Lannan Foundation Fellowship. His
plays have been performed both in New York City and Los Angeles
where he currently resides. This book of poems marks his debut.
Mendicant Suites is a book of beautiful
metaphors for the lovers, both surprising (“her jawline like
a jet descending”) and erotic (“her hand gestures and
I see seaweed sway in the rising swells under a pier”). It
is also a book of songs (“I will have you and I will have
you all”) – and, I love it when it is able to
combine the two, as in:
the wild leopard of your tongue
the wind through the trees
can see that you are
little wind lost
And, as if this lyric gift wasn't enough all by itself, there are also beautiful
city poems-- meditations during the “drum of hours” in “downtown
shops ratchet rippleshut.” And, there is a question of faith:
anyone who opens it on “Hopkins’ Question” won’t
leave ungrateful. These are gorgeous, piercing lyrics.
Take a Roller Coaster Ride Through the Life
of a Real Hollywood Actor
Rick Lenz is an actor who has made it in New York and Hollywood.
You have seen him countless times on TV and in the movies. He has
been a popular leading man as well as a character actor, consistently
avoiding repetition in the roles he chooses. Rick Lenz has played
leads opposite some of entertainment's biggest names, and has had
recurring or guest starring roles on many of your favorite TV shows.
Yet his book is more than just an ordinary Hollywood insider story.
Lenz is a terrific writer with a wicked sense of humor. Also a
gifted artist and widely produced playwright, Rick uses his extraordinary
storytelling skills to take you into his personal experiences with
actors and entertainers we normally only hear about through the
rumor mills, and to reveal real-life experiences of heartbreak,
suspense, discovery and joy.
memoir is fascinating. He doesn't pull any punches. Along with
plenty of showbiz anecdotes, he tells us about his marriages (especially
his final one) and his journey from summer stock through New York,
then to Hollywood. He offers us deep insights into an actor's life
and living in general. Feeling the shock waves of his stormy family
back- ground, including the emotional tremors of nearly losing
his daughter who struggled for years with drugs, Rick Lenz is a
real life husband and dad and the absorbing reality of that shines
through his words.
Spending time with Rick Lenz is fun, enlightening and authentic.
If this weren't a true story it would make a mesmerizing fictional
adventure. Bottom line: North of Hollywood is edgy, way out of
the ordinary, and, as a bonus, funny as hell.
There Are No Enemies, A Practical Philosophy
of Life revives Aristotle’s view of the universe as
an integrated whole. What are the benefits of that? Humankind
is one family. Our destiny is to find a way to live in
harmony with each other and the universe. Our conscience is our
inner guide and our democracies are the path we walk on. The
great religions assist us with each and all of them claiming
to be peaceful at their core. Spirit is one paths are
Money has become a religion for great swathes of people in the
sense that it has secured peoples’ allegiance over, or
instead of, their spiritual allegiance to their one God,
or scientifically the Life Force of the Universe. Understanding
the true meaning of money as a servant in human endeavor and never
a master, is probably the most challenging danger in the early
21st century and now threatens the peace of the world by undermining
the accurate meaning of government.
Democracies are struggling to be true to
their ideals of offering responsible freedom, heartfelt human equality
and equal opportunity for all citizens despite the power of the
God of Money.
the second edition of There Are No Enemies there are chapters
on Egalitarian Democracy, the American Dream Revisited, WOMEN AWAKEN,
Visionary Formations for future philosophers to explore and Sound
Bites for the Social Media. It urges people to meditate upon their
role in a global civilization that offers great potential for all
with accompanying great danger that has to be understood before
it can be overcome. May Peace Prevail on Earth in
a universe where there are no enemies.
and Spirituality co-authored with Rev. Leland Stewart of Unity-and-Diversity
and other compilers, clarifies the common origin of both Science
and Spirituality and, through the understanding of spirit
is one paths are many, shows how people of all faiths and
beliefs can celebrate their common humanity.
to Understanding includes ANZAC, the Play, A saga of war
and peace in the 20th century, and A Quest for Understanding which
consists of original war letters from Gallipoli and the Western
Front in World War I, historical documentation for the play and
a journey over two continents by a woman determined to understand why
Available at http://www.maryanneetamann.com.http://www.amazon.com.Rev.
Dr. Mary Anneeta Mann was born in Australia and educated at the
Sydney, Australia, the University of California at Berkeley with
the Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Mary lives
close to the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood and co-sponsors
with Radomir Luza a monthly poetry reading, Unbuckled
NoHo Poetry at the T.U. Studios.
Jeff McArthur fancies himself a cat dude
by day, and a sofa-lounging superhero by night. And somewhere
in between, he writes. Since graduating with a staggeringly
useful degree in film and temp work at NYU, Mr. McArthur, as very
young children call him with loud snickers, has gone on to an illustrious
career of taking bagels and lattes to Hollywood’s finest,
such as Jim Belushi and the Shamwow guy. His own scripts
have been turned into award-barren masterpieces of cheap cinema
with gripping titles such as ‘Study Hell’ and ‘Stabbin
One night, while sharing some cat-nip with
his pet, Fluffy, and Pickles the Sock Monkey, he came to an epiphany. What
does the world need more? “People giving their un-asked
for opinions!” Pickles shouted. “By god, you’re
right!” Jeff exclaimed, and while still in a semi-lucid state,
sat down at his computer and spewed words onto the page!
The result was a ten page tirade, and eight
people un-friending him on Facebook. Since that time he has
built the universe of Relic Worlds, where corporations run the
galaxy, and lost artifacts of ancient civilizations are found in
the ruins of ghost cities on distant planets. You can read
more about this universe or even navigate your own adventure in
the pick your path books at: www.relicworlds.com
Worlds follows the ongoing adventures of Lancaster James,
renowned anthropologist searching the ruins of ancient cities
on distant planets for powerful artifacts left behind by long-
lost alien civilizations. He must explore these sites before
they are destroyed by corporate empires expanding their territory,
or located by corrupt agents seeking fame and fortune.
Deep Beyond, the first in the Relic Worlds book series, tells
the back story of Lancaster’s adventures, when he and his
wife Mika were still working together, and how he began his partnership
with Little Jack, the corporate spy who protects Lancaster and
watches his back.
Pick Your Path Books include Mystic
Island, The Lost City, and The Cosmic Orb. In
these, readers choose what decisions Lancaster will make, and
his fate is determined by the path the reader takes. The
reader who finds the artifacts in all the books can go to the
website for a special prize.
Gloria Shell Mitchell, enjoys writing
skits and personalized poems. Her raps, There’s A Time,
I Say and Can You Imagine That? have been presented
in churches, youth rallies and schools. She wrote and directed
church plays Gimme That Old Time Religion and Jesus Is
Alive. An advocate for social justice, she writes about real-life
issues and hosts Good News For You, a Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
radio program on KTYM.com and KTYM 1460 AM. Her greatest inspiration
for sharing her thoughts with the world came from reading her first
published piece at age 12, a letter to the editor of Ebony Magazine. Seeing
her first published article, Let Yourself Have Fun, inspired
her to continue writing.
In The Garbage Man’s Daughter Series,
Gloria, an educator, minister, and former certified public accountant,
invites readers to let go of garbage carried from childhood into
adult relationships. In addition to tutoring mathematics and teaching
social skills, she facilitates divorce recovery groups in her efforts
to save the world one family at a time, and is a Jericho Project
life coach for female ex-offenders.
Dr. Gloria is a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern California’s
Passing The Mantle (PTM) Program and The Institute for Violence
Prevention. She combined her passion for helping hurting people
and ability to use qualitative research methods to acquire a Doctor
of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and published Compassionately
Addressing Divorce: A Redemptive Model of Ministry to Divorced
Christian Leaders, Book 1 Letting Go of SHAME, and Book
2 Letting Go of SECRETS. She is currently reviewing Book
3 Letting Go of STRESS and Book 4 Letting Go of SCARS.
In Letting Go of SHAME, Davida
Kincaid narrates her struggles to escape impoverished living conditions
in rural America, understand her mother of eighteen children, and
adjust to life without her beloved father, a garbage man. Davida
shares how her teachers and faith help her to triumph over every
crushing blow to her heart.
Go of SECRETS, timid six-year-old Davida Kincaid
learns how to be strong and courageous while growing up a middle
child in a family of eighteen children in segregated South
Carolina during the 1950s. Davida overcomes various challenges
to her family, her character, and her peace when the family
moves to Marshall Village. Everybody acquires new friends,
including two that jeopardize the family unit, but Davida struggles
with one change that catches her completely by surprise.
“Everyone has trash. It is where
and how you discard it that makes all the difference in your
life and how you continue on. Read this book and your faith and
hope will grow too.” Fran Lewis: Reviewer
For more about Gloria Shell Mitchell
and to purchase the book visit www.encouragemintbooks.com and
amazon.com and smashwords.com.
Ms. Moore is the author
of Griffin's Daughter, her debut novel and the first in
her romantic fantasy Griffin's Daughter trilogy, was named 2008
IBPA Ben Franklin Award Winner for Best First Fiction. Griffin's
Shadow, the second book in the series, has been officially
endorsed by both Publisher's Weekly and The Library Journal.
Both books are available online at Amazon.com and at local booksellers
A native of Los Angeles,
Ms. Moore received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from
the University of California at Davis in 1988. Dr. Moore lives
and works in Los Angeles, CA and in her spare time, she practices
the beautiful and ancient art of belly dance. She is
also the Vice-President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society,
and Chairs several committees.
Destiny, the third and final volume of the Griffin's
Daughter Trilogy is now available in paperback direct from
the publisher. You can order a signed personalized copy by
going to www.ridanpublishing.com
Visit Leslie Ann's
website at www.leslieannmoore.com/
EVER WONDER WHERE THAT RADIANT, FUN-LOVING,
SEXY WOMAN WENT?
Or ask yourself, “Where did my passion go? How did I lose
You are not alone. Millions of women all
over the globe are waking up to this reality with a deep desire
to get back their sparkle.
Sexy and Sparkling After 40 introduces
the SPARKLE system and takes you on an exhilarating journey to
banish the blahs and revitalize your radiance. Full of real-life
stories and savvy strategies this book will inspire you to overcome
limiting beliefs and find your joy. Along with 15 sizzling “Romance-CapadesTM” and
celebrity chef recipes to spice things up, this lively, wise book
will teach you to:
with your feminine power
*Communicate from the heart
*Awaken your sensuality
*Boost your sex appeal
*Reclaim your playful, sexy spirit
*Create exciting romantic adventures
Sherri Nickols is an author, motivational
speaker and coach. Known as a Sparkling Mojo Specialist trained
in transformational healing and identity shifting, she’s
also a certified advanced PSYCH-K facilitator.
After divorcing in 1998 she began a business
that empowers women all over the world to connect with their raw
feminine power. Initially hosting romance parties she taught women
how to get in touch with their sensuality, open their hearts and
fall deeply in love with themselves.
In 2009 she developed her signature TelePlayshop, Discover
How to Find & Own Your Playful, Sexy Self, helping hundreds
of women revitalize their radiance and embrace their feminine
playful spirit in order to build healthy, loving relationships.
As seen on View From the Bay and San Diego
Living, Sherri provides her clients with successful strategies
via her blog, www.UnleashYourSparkle.com.
private coaching, programs, products and workshops. Her book, Sexy
and Sparkling After 40, was released in April 2012.
Kathy Porter grew up in Endicott, NY the
birthplace of IBM and only a short distance away from where one
of her favorite TV series creator, Rod Serling was raised. Kathy’s
lifelong interest in Science Fiction ignited when her father, a
science teacher, showed her craters on the moon and taught her
the constellations. She grew up watching science fiction movies
and TV shows. Ray Bradbury’s “Martian Chronicles” was
her first delve into a science fiction novel and she has been hooked
“I think I was born telling stories,” Kathy
explained during a recent interview. “As second to the oldest
of seven children, my sisters and I shared a bedroom. I loved making
up bedtime stories, with an eerie edge and frightening my sisters.
Things about fairies, leprechauns, and aliens even back then. If
they couldn’t sleep I knew I succeeded.”
In September of 1961 reports of Barney and
Betty Hill’s alien abduction claims took the media by storm.
Kathy has been fascinated by their story and any story that delved
into the “we are not alone” theory ever since.
“Earth’s Ultimate Conflict
concept initially came to me in a dream that lingered in my mind
for hours. Finally I told my husband about it over coffee and explained
to him that if it were a book I would love to read it. He said ‘if
you want to read it you have to write it’. With his encouragement
and support Earth’s Ultimate Conflict became the first novel
in the “Gray Guardians Series.”
Ultimate Conflict is the first novel in Kathy Porter's
Gray Guardians Series. Escape From Nuur, the second in the
series will be released next year.
What if the treat of a world-wide pandemic,
increased seismic activity, and global warming, were all linked
to alien abduction?
In the near future this frightening scenario
forces Rosa De Angelo t flee Earth with her three alien hybrid
children. In doing soma she leaves behind Tony, her soul-mate and
husband. Ellen McCarthy is faced with the agonizing choice of abandoning
her love-starved hybrid children or finding a way back to her three-month-old
human child Griffin, before it’s to late.
With Earth’s inhabitants faced with
seemingly insurmountable illness and destruction, two rival alien
species offer them salvation. United States President Barbara Unger
will make the ultimate decision of who to trust the Grays or the
Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire
The name Wilshire immediately brings to
mind Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The street is familiar
to millions of people, yet few know anything about Henry Gaylord
Wilshire, the man who developed a 35 acre barley field that would
become one of the most famous streets in the world. Was Wilshire
a man of the people with an enduring social conscience or an unethical
charlatan and self promoter?
Read Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire
Socialist and decide for yourself.
Member Lou Rosen has lived and worked in Los Angeles all his life.He
has a degree in history from UCLA and a Ph.D. in education from
Claremont Graduate University. He was a high school history teacher
and principal for thirty years. He has written three books on educational
administration. Lou lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and
their cat Lady Gwendolyn.
Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire
Socialist available both on Amazon, and all bookstores through
Ingram. It is also available as an e book.
Late in 2004, Tom Ruck had an idea for a
book to honor the American Veteran and scribbled the idea down
on a cocktail napkin. The next morning he read the napkin
and decided he had to make this idea a reality and started the
process of creating and publishing that idea. Since he was not
a known author or photographer, the journey to publication was
difficult and most interesting. He created this book as a labor
of love to honor the truest of American heroes, our veterans. The
result of Tom’s efforts, "Sacred Ground, A Tribute
to America’s Veterans" was released by Regnery Publishing
and achieved a #5 ranking on Amazon in its’ category.
Acting Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs
Gordon H. Mansfield presented Ruck with a Special Commendation
Award in Washington, DC. “Tom Ruck has brought honor
and recognition to America’s heroes and the VA,” said
Mansfield. “His respect and admiration for the service and
sacrifices of our veterans and their families is reflected on every
page of this book. Sacred Ground has heightened the public’s
awareness of the courage, commitment and sacrifices of America’s
Ruck is a frequent guest speaker to veteran support groups around
the country and has appeared on over 100 radio and television
stations promoting the causes of our America’s Veterans.
In 2008, Tom was honored to deliver the opening remarks at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery on Memorial Day, presented the keynote
address at Irvine College on Veterans Day, and was a guest speaker
at the Defender of Freedom Symposium in Washington D.C. Most
recently, Tom served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Riverside
National Cemetery program this past Memorial Day and was the
Keynote Speaker at the 2009 Los Angeles National Cemetery Veterans
Day event “Honoring all Veterans.”
Mr. Ruck has been presented to the President
of the United States for consideration to the position of Under
Secretary for Memorial Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If the President nominates Mr. Ruck, he would require Senate confirmation
before assuming the post.
Sacred Ground was awarded with a Gold
Medal from the Military Writers Society of America in non-fiction
for 2009. It was named the Overall Grand Prize winner
at the Branson Stars & Flags Book Awards, which is part of
America’s largest veteran celebration, The Branson week-long “Celebration
of Veterans.” And as the Winner in the 2009 USA
Best Book Awards in the Military History category.
Professionally, Ruck is the Director
of National Accounts for Trident USA Health Services. He is a graduate
of the University of Missouri in Columbia and grew up in the St.
Louis area where he was active in many volunteer and philanthropic
organizations. He now resides in Southern California and serves as
a Visiting Fellow to the Freedom Alliance Foundation and is a member
of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.
Learn more and order books
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other fine booksellers.
Always & Forever, Love Success Stories
of Marriages 20+ Years Strong.
Otis G. Sanders is a professional photographer.
His involvement in photography spans more than 20 years. During
that time he gained valuable experience in Advertising and Design,
Commercial, Editorial, Portrait and Medical Photography.
He specializes in photographing People;
on location, in the studio and in their individual environments.
While studying photography at The Atlanta College of Art he developed
his own style of Character Portraiture. After attending The Atlanta
College of Art Otis began exhibiting his work in Galleries and
Museums all over the United States and Africa.
In 1999 Otis Launched http://seventhson.org,
an on-line exhibition space where he began featuring his work in
the "Image gallery" by loading 7 black & white photos
which he wrote about, then changed those images on the 7th of each
month to give viewers a reason to come again and see different
images. To date, visitors from more than 60 countries around the
world have visited http://seventhson.org. His work has been purchased
by private collectors, Galleries and Museums, and companies in
the United States, Africa, and London.
November of 2011, Otis added "Published Author" to his
list accomplishments, by publishing his first table-top photo book
entitled: "Always & Forever, Love" Subtitled: Success
Stories of Marriages 20+ Years Strong. "Always & Forever,
Love" started with the question, "What does it take
to have and maintain a loving, lasting, and happy marriage?" With
that question, Otis set out to get answers by interviewing and
photographing 50 couples of different ethnic backgrounds to find
out what they were doing and continue to do to have successful
This book demonstrates through 50 couples
of different ethnic backgrounds how God/Spirituality, Love, Respect,
Trust, Communication, Commitment, Togetherness, Forgiveness, Patience & Honesty,
are the ingredients that help build strong, lasting marriages.
http://alwaysandforeverlove.org | http://seventhson.org
Although Madeline Sharples worked for most
of her professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant
writer, and proposal manager, she fell in love with poetry and
creative writing in grade school. She pursued her writing interests
to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high
school newspaper, and she studied journalism in college. However,
she only began to fulfill her dream to be a professional writer
later in life.
Madeline’s memoir, Leaving the
Hall Light On (Lucky Press LLC, 2011), is the harrowing
but ultimately uplifting tale of the course of years from her
son Paul’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder, through his
suicide at her home to the present day. It details how Madeline,
her husband and younger son weathered every family’s
addition to Leaving the Hall Light On, Madeline co-authored Blue-Collar
Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon
Press, 1994) a book about women in nontraditional professions and
co-edited the poetry anthology, The Great American Poetry
Show, Volumes 1 (Muse Media, 2004) and 2 (2010). Her poetry
accompanies the work of photographer Paul Blieden in two books,
The Emerging Goddess and Intimacy as well as appearing in print
and online on many occasions.
Madeline is now a full-time writer and is
working on her next book, a novel, based in the 1920s. She and
Bob, her husband of 40 years, live in Manhattan Beach, California,
a small beach community south of Los Angeles. Her younger son Ben
lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Marissa.
more information and to buy books, please visit:
LuckyPress | www.MadelineSharples.com | Book
trailer | Blog
GAME WITH VARIATIONS, Love
Poems by Nancy Shiffrin, reveals the dimensions of a mature woman’s
erotic life. Nancy Shiffrin plays, dances, grapples with harsh
realities and shares her dream life.
About her work poet/critic Robert Peters
says, “Nancy Shiffrin’s poems are gut-land responses
to a personal life of risks, frustrations, celebrations. Her writing
is lean, sensitive and erotic. She celebrates the female body with
a rare vigor.”
Nancy Shiffrin is the author, Game
With Variations, My Jewish Name and The Vast Unknowing. Her
work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including the Los
Angeles Times and The Journal of Anais Nin Studies. She
earned her MA studying with Anais Nin. Her PhD in English is
from The Union Institute. She has earned recognition from The
Academy of American Poets, The Dora Teitelbaum Foundation and
other literary organizations. Through Creative Writing Services, Nancy
helps aspiring writers achieve publication and personal satisfaction.
Contact her at: 310.302.1107, or
Click on the link to read more and order http://www.unibook.com/en/Nancy-Shiffrin/GAME-WITH-VARIATIONS
Amber Silverstar is a life style designer,
spiritual intuitive, and personal growth consultant, acclaimed
poet and author.
She is known for her insightful mastery of obtaining energizing
and and life changing information. This information, she says,
"clears the mind, body, heart and spirit." She calls
DESTINY BRIGHT LIFESTYLES.
Amber started her communications career as co-founder of the Alliance
For Correctional Justice. It began with two members and grew into
500 professional, lay and religious volunteers.
Through her Alliance leadership, she directed
an historical law suit which established new educational and medical
programs and promoted major changes for both men's and women's
incarcerations. For her pioneer leadership, she became an appointed
member by the Governor of Arizona to the State Board for Corrections
Planning and Justice.
Following this period of intense activist work, Amber studied for
two degrees in English and Political Science at Arizona State University.
She then became a governmental liaison, followed by starting AMBER
PRODUCTIONS. She wrote, hosted and produced television and radio
shows dealing with social and personal issues such as the dynamics
of change and choice during the transitional times of community
and individual life.
Belonging to the Coalition For World Peace,
and nominated to the public relations board for the regional division
of the United Nations, Amber lectured at universities, colleges,
civic groups and religious organizations. She covered topics of
personal commitment in helping others achieve clarity and balance
on a local and even global level. This included designing and editing
a journal called GENTLE STRENGTH TIMES.
From this high public profile, people began
seeking out Amber's solutions to personal, business and community
problems. Because she had her own private story of successfully
overcoming poverty, health and relationship challenges, those who
sought her ideas were inspired to change their own lives. She then
began to share with others insightful ways to connect spiritually,
live intuitively, and plan their own life's purpose.
For her community and academic achievements,
Amber Silverstar received Outstanding Student of the Year Award
in Philosophy and Logic. She was a member of the Dean's list, receiver
of the Seven Step Foundation Award, a Governor's appointee, Who's
Who in American Colleges, and Who's Who in American Theater.
Silverstar currently lives on California's Southern Coast with
her husband, photographer Steven Olson and a wealth of books on
art, astronomy, interior design, philosophy and the paranormal
- all of which Amber calls her, "alternate sources of reality."
As an acclaimed author, Amber is the writer,
poet and designer of a Self-help book series called DESTINY BRIGHT
LIFESTYLES including a coffee table book BRIGHT NATURE OF BEAUTY,
a poetry book. BRIGHT MYSTIC MOMENTS, and two pocket-size gift
books called BRIGHT AFFIRMATIONS AND LOVE AFFIRMATIONS.
The photography in the book is the creative work of Steven Olson.
The photographic images, inspiring words and unique poetry are
all meant to bring joy and beauty to the mind, spirit, body, heart,
You can buy books, see Amber Silverstar's author spotlight, and
visit on the web by logging onto the following sites.
The Roadmap Home: Your GPS
to Inner Peace is an inspirational Amazon bestseller
that helps you plug into your inner GPS, Guiding Power of
Spirit. Drawing upon his personal challenges and professional
experience, Leonard Szymczak maps out a route of conscious
living and steers you through the stages of spiritual awakening.
your trustworthy GPS and this powerful guide, be prepared for
a transformational adventure where problems and pain become opportunities
for personal growth, forgiveness and love. Life is a journey,
but inner peace is the real destination. Welcome Home!
“The Roadmap Home is an intelligent
and highly accessible book that blends practical psychology with
heart-opening spirituality. If you are ready to heal on all levels,
read this book.” – Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate
Forevermore is a zany novel that introduces psychotherapy
in a hilarious way! The setting is Sydney, Australia with a
cast of lunatics who put the “fun” back into dysfunctional.
Dr. Peter Pinowski, approaching the big
30, still lives with his neurotic Polish parents. He lands his
first job at a children’s psychiatric department where he
finds paranoids, perverts and pandemonium, not from the patients
but from the staff! The characters are rivetingly strange and the
dialogue is lovingly eccentric. Appealing and appalling, surprising
and sexy, and always outrageously funny, Cuckoo Forevermore presents
a shocking perspective on therapy. And with the sequel already
written, the zaniness will continue forevermore.
“It's about time an insider blew the
whistle on an industry that has its own special scams, frauds,
and rogues.” - Asa Baber, Men columnist, Playboy Magazine
Leonard Szymczak is no stranger to
mental health, the Land Down Under, or writing. He has been psychotherapist
and educator for more than 35 years, both in Australia and America,
and has been writing articles and books for the past 25 years.
An inspirational speaker, he has appeared on television and radio.
He currently writes, conducts seminars on personal growth and writing,
and maintains a therapy practice in Southern California. He is
the proud father of two adult children.
Suzanne Toro is a dynamic mother of two
who studied with Deepak Chopra, and has worked extensively in the
areas of meditation, yoga and wellness (she is a certified Primordial
Meditation Instructor). She was a successful entertainment executive,
serving as the Creative Visionary & Strategist for media production
for Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, one of the most successful
bands in the music industry today.
Toro has suffered many hardships -- sexual
abuse, losing a child and family, dealing with a loved one's serious
illness -- however she's used each experience as an opportunity
to learn more about herself and earn a real life PhD in personal
growth. With a young family, Toro needed to find a practical, realistic
way to begin her own healing and liberation process. By employing
simple tools in her everyday life, she was able to connect with
her inner self and release the pain that led her back to her true
self. She is committed to embodying authenticity and practicing
what she preaches by reaching out to local, national and global
communities to share her vision.
Bare Naked Bliss provides
simple tools anyone can use to cope with stress and pain, break
down mental barriers, find deeper connections and discover their
inner joyful, authentic self. The teachings of the book are extended
through inspiring poetry, guided meditations and music created
by Toro with Apl.de.Ap, singer/songwriter Anne Heaton, and other
has also developed "Bare Naked Dinners:" interactive
dining experiences allowing participants to explore their inner
truths through open communication and laughter shared while enjoying
gourmet natural cuisine. In addition, she is currently serving
as a liaison ("spirit bridge") between the mind-body
natural approach to healing and traditional medicine. Working with
doctors like Deepak Chopra, David Simon, the Simonton Cancer Center
and others, she's become an authentic voice of their work, communicating
their messages with grace and providing practical ways to integrate
them into everyday life, together with her own meditation and wellness
work. What if there was a way to let goof stress and suffering
that was available to all and easily incorporated into daily life?
Instead of spending thousands on therapy and psychotropic drugs,
having to compromise one's religious beliefs or traveling around
the world to find the secret to enlightenment, we just need to
discover our own Bare Naked Bliss.
Since 2005, Suzanne has embraced and engaged
with her shamanic work with indigenous tribes from different parts
of the world. Which has lead her to a mystical journey with elders
from Hopi, Tibet, Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, 1st Nations, Hawaii,
Nepal and Star Nations. Her purpose during this journey has been
to listen, learn, share, ask questions, record and study. While,
bringing love and compassion to many parts of the world and ultimately
acting as a bridge between nations, worlds and dimensions. In 2012,
she is committed to sharing her stories to assist in reminding
all of 'us' how we are connected to the fabric of our world system,
each other and the possibilities that exist in the heart of the
Black history has been shaped by such names
as Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Zora Neale Hurston but the real
social changes of the 1960s would not have been possible without
the support of the college students and grassroots activists taking
up the charge. My new book, Bid Whist at Midnight delivers the
coming-of-age story of four young women caught up in the enormity
of the Civil Rights Movement.
Bid Whist at Midnight is a romance
novel grounded in the 1960s social change. In the turbulent 1960s,
Sardis, Grace, Dorcus and Taletha became fast friends attending
college at South Carolina State. But the solace they feel in their
supportive and fun-loving group is rocked when a tragedy strikes
and the life of one of the young women is cut short.
The novel takes readers on a trip through
time, back to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s and forward
in time 20 years when Sardis, Grace and Dorcus reunite and revisit
one of the worse nights of their lives-the night of the Orangeburg
Massacre. What they find is that they are still haunted by guilt,
but their reunion reminds them of the power of their friendship,
allowing them to come to a place of forgiveness, love and a long-awaited
farewell to a friend.
Whist at Midnight is a strong romance novel in its own right,
but it gains its legs in its social commentary looking back at
the 60s and the cultural concerns facing black people at the
time. It is a historical and sociological study of a volatile
period in American history that provides a view and a voice not
Ms. Washington is a native of Charleston,
South Carolina which is featured prominently in my novel, Bid Whist
at Midnight. Since the 1970's however; she has resided in the Los
Angeles area. As a student at Los Angeles Southwest College, she
won a writing contest with the short story "Miss Jessie's
Tale." Her other writing experiences include four years as
a staff writer for the Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch and Watts Star
Review Newspapers. Her latest work was in the January/February
2010 edition of Good Old Days Magazine titled "Secrets."
She is also a Viet Nam Era Army Veteran
and a child of the untamed 1960's generation. Besides writing,
I love reading the classics, traveling and making music with Glendale
Community and Crown City Orchestras.
The book is available at the following:
Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com;and iuniverse.com. The author
is on facebook and has further information at http://bidwhistatmidnight.com/
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
is a 501 (c) non-profit that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines
to meet and discuss their craft and the business of writing. GLAWS
accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique
groups, special writer appearances, conferences, and other events conducted
for the purpose of educating and mentoring writers of all levels of
expertise. GLAWS monthly general meetings are open to the public, the
first you may attend free before joining. It is a great venue to meet
other writers and expand your expertise.