Elaine grew up in Scotland and although her passion has always been art, she also worked for over ten years at her local SSPCA animal Shelter where she helped care for rescued animals, both domestic and wild. She spent 8 years living in Cyprus but is a home girl at heart and recently returned home with her husband Grant and two rescue dogs Rosie, and Poppy.
Open Season is the first in the C.H.A.S.E. Tales series and Elaine’s debut novel. You can learn more about the characters and the merchandise that will soon be available not to mention the release date for the second book, A Poultry Affair on her website: www.crimezoodesigns.com
His 1st novel 'ExPRESSION' is an epic odyssey of world domination. A 2nd book 'AWAKE ASLEEP DREAMING DEAD' rolls through dimensions that juxtapose the four classic elements of earth, air, fire, and water. The journey tests the mind of a driver passing through these four states of existence by having accidents to solve a long-forgotten crime.
He's currently working on his series titled 'Bedtime Stories and Dreams' which explores the subconscious non-rational imagery of chance. Book I 'DREAM KILLER' published August 2016, book II 'THE TRIBE' published April 2019, and book III 'RIM STONE' coming in the near future.
The stories he writes are a mixture of mind-bending psychological suspense, mystery, and thriller, so if you are looking for a thought-provoking read grab one of his novels.
If you like to reflect and ponder the experiences of life have a look at his poetry. Titles include, INFLEXATION, FENCES, THE POETRY OF FOOD & DRINK, WARBLINGS, ARE YOU CASABLANCA.
Craig Weidhuner is the author of "Mystical Force" and "Liberator: The People's Guard". Two series set in the same universe. Born and raised in Markham Ontario Canada, Craig inherited his love of science fiction and fantasy from his father. Growing up a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Godzilla as well as both Marvel and DC comics (just to name a few), Craig was motivated to tell stories ever since he would fantasy role play as a child.
Having studied film and television at Seneca College, Craig always took to heart the words of his professor, Michael Monty who said, “what makes a good story are interesting characters”. For without interesting, relatable characters, no amount of action, special effects, sex or violence will save your story.
Craig also drew inspiration from his family’s and his own spiritual journeys. Born a Christian, later turned Spiritualist, Craig (like Gene Roddenberry) likes to use his fictional world as a metaphor for the real world and to discuss real world events and philosophical topics in an urban fantasy/comic book setting.
When he’s not working he likes to relax and meditate or go for a drive in the country, because being surrounded by nature makes him truly feel at one with God/the universe/call it whatever you like.
Judith holds a Ph.D. in adult learning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then a BA and an MA in English (Luther College and Winona State University). In recent years, she worked at Madison College and then taught at Edgewood College, both in Madison, WI until retirement from teaching in August 2018. She has written and/or co-written nine books, mostly working with HenschelHAUS Publisher, Milwaukee, WI
Jermaine Keith Seamón is a Philadelphia, PA native who
currently resides in Metro Atlanta, Georgia.
Jermaine has been married for 22 years to Felicia, his beautiful
wife, and they have one daughter, Jordan Kristine, who is now 21 years old.
Jermaine is a Crime Scene Investigator with the DeKalb
County Police Division‘s CSI Unit and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Relations and a Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education (both) from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (The first Historically Black College/Uni-
Jermaine is an accomplished children's book author known for his imaginative storytelling and heartfelt messages. Jermaine always had a passion for storytelling, and his dyslexia diagnosis prompted his early engagement in the vast world that comics afforded him, which inspired his own stories.
Jermaine loves connecting with his readers, whether it's through school and library visits, book readings or book signings.
With his daughter Jordan by his side, they released their first children’s book, “Daddy’s Big Secret:
Jordan Learns the Truth,” inspiring acceptance and awareness around learning differences, similar to what he faced as a child. DBS encouraged youth to dream big,
despite their challenges.
Jermaine’s second book, “The Little Bird and The Magic Oracle,” is the first installment of The Little Bird series, which embarks on an extraordinary journey of a little bird
and a human girl as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their own unique rights of passage, with the guidance of a magical oracle tree.
Jermaine believes that
reading can unlock endless possibilities for children,
nurturing their creativity, empathy, and curiosity.
Jermaine is currently working on his third book and TV series.
Sydney author Robert Carrick’s novel CLOUDLESS LOVE … IN THE TIME OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is based on a conceived technological upheaval that occurs in Australia in 2035, causing mayhem.
The novel was conceived during the Covid pandemic lockdowns of 2020-21 and completed in 2023. By then, real life was mimicking art as Australia was beset by large-scale technological security breaches, with society dominated by the Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence part of our daily lives.
In addition to writing, Robert plays trombone in a Sydney band and is a songwriter and audio engineer.
Robert is a regular member of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities (SSOA) weekly writing groups: https://www.ssoa.com.au/
In addition to completing the novel, he has contributed short stories to the SSOA blog as well as the SSOA Impressions magazine.
His published stories include:
The colour blue – a personal impression: https://www.ssoa.com.au/post/the-colour-blue-a-personal-impression
Christmas compliments and gratitude: https://www.ssoa.com.au/post/christmas-means-compliments-and-gratitude
Grand bonding in the name of God: https://www.ssoa.com.au/post/grand-bonding-in-the-name-of-god
As soon as I was able to read, I began to write. Throughout my adolescence and young adulthood, poetry was one of the things that sustained me and also connected me to people I found interesting. Several of my poems have been published, both in Spanish and in English, in various publications. A few of my essays have been featured in "The Smoky Mountain News" newspaper, and I contributed as a book reviewer for "The Cherokee One Feather" newspaper for several years. Though born in Kentucky, I've lived or studied in such diverse places as Barranquilla, Colombia, Los Angeles, Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Spain, the mountains of North Carolina, and Georgia, where I now reside. Travel is one of my passions, particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America, but I still have a long bucket list in need of check marks. My journeys abroad and my work as a teacher have had a huge influence on both my writing and my painting, an additional creative pursuit that I indulge in frequently. Most of my career in education was in the role of a Spanish teacher, at one time even on The Learning Channel. I also co-taught with a fluent speaker in the Cherokee language program at my school in the mountains of North Carolina after obtaining a graduate certificate in Cherokee Studies from Western Carolina University and taking community classes in the Cherokee language, which I continue to study. Thankfully, my former colleague in this endeavor, Mary Brown, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokees, worked as an editor on the first two novels I published here. I am a Cherokee descendant, a 5th great-grand niece of Chief Yonaguska, and a 4th great-granddaughter of Rebecca Naka Katadihi Morris, who is commemorated on the Women's History Trail at the Nikwasi Mound in Franklin, North Carolina. As such, programs that maintain the Cherokee language are important to me, which is why half of my royalties go to programs that do just that. I am retired from teaching now and dedicate myself to painting, writing, traveling, learning, and spending time with friends, my two daughters, my son-in-law, and my two granddaughters. The Blue Cloud Series novels are my first two. My visual art can be viewed at https://www.artpal.com/kdecano.
Growing up, some of Dan O’Mahony’s best friends were fantasy books. He loved escaping to magical worlds, stepping into the shoes of its heroes, and having thrilling adventures with memorable companions. As an educator for over ten years now, he has guided students of all ages through classic and contemporary books, helping them get the most out of each one they read.
When it came time for Dan to write his own books. He chose to tell fantasy stories about family, friendship, and coming-of-age in order to create exciting adventures with meaningful themes.
Dan is happy when his readers tell him how they have enjoyed and found escape in his books. He is honored and humbled when they tell him how they connected with characters he created.
His greatest wish for all of his readers is to find a place where they belong, people who accept them for who they truly are, and to know they are capable of great things.