How To Survive the Coming Apocalypse – a comedy

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CRY. LAUGH. RESIST. REPEAT.

MISSION:

In response to the political shit show of the past year and the near future, actress/playwright Alyson Croft (Dallas, Trancers, Lincoln Heights, On Fifth & Spring) and artist/screenwriter Ehron Asher (Island of Last Resort), have formed The Hollywood Progressive Comedy Resistance.

On Martin Luther King Day (MONDAY, JANUARY 16), we are gathering a diverse group of progressive stand-up comics to offer their post-election/pre-inauguration thoughts and observations on the State of the Union, along side musical performances and a quick guide to how to survive the next 4 years without going insane.

The mission of this event is to bring together those of us still struggling to make sense of the current reality — so that in solidarity and laughter, we might feel slightly less shitty than when we arrived.

EVENT INFO:

“HOW TO SURVIVE THE COMING APOCALYPSE”
a production of THE HOLLYWOOD PROGRESSIVE COMEDY RESISTANCE

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:

ANGELO MOORE of FISHBONE
MELIQUE BERGER
HBO’s Golden Globe nominated “Insecure”, X-Men: Days of Future Past
NOAH LIFSCHEY
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals and drummer for Sugar Fly

STAND UP PERFORMANCES BY:

Hosted by: Doug Williams

Host and Exec Producer, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up”

BEN GLEIB
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime Special “Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster”

SHELAGH RATNER
Voted California’s Funniest Female – Flapper’s Comedy Club, Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist

OMID SINGH
Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Fringe Festival, Regular at The Comedy & Magic Club

REEM EDAN
Funny Women Fest, MoveOn’s Laughter Trumps Hate

UPSTAIRS AT THE FEDERAL BAR
5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

DOORS OPEN at 6:15 PM
SHOW FROM 7pm-9PM
PRESALE TICKETS: $10
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OR $15 AT THE DOOR

100% NON-PROFIT EVENT. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED.

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ABOUT OUR TALENTED and FUNNY PEOPLE:

BEN GLEIB
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime’s special Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster

Ben was just named by TBS one of the “funniest comedians working today.” and Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords.

He is host of the Emmy nominated comedy game show “Idiotest” in it’s 4th season on GSN, it’s the most watched original program on the network. His hilarious hour standup special “Ben Gleib – Neurotic Gangster” is currently airing on Showtime.

He’s also a regular on “The Today Show”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and logged over 100 appearances on “Chelsea Lately”.

His podcast “Last Week On Earth” debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, and was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks.

Links:
bengleib.com
Twitter and IG @bengleib
https://www.facebook.com/bengleib
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ANGELO MOORE
Lead singer, saxophonist, and creative force behind the legendary band, FISHBONE. Fishbone’s ability to blend social commentary and humor with a blazing fusion of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, gospel and R&B led to their recognition as one of the most notable acts in American music. Angelo has additionally collaborated with the likes of Little Richard, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Rick James and Spike Lee to name but a few.

Angelo also performs under the guise of his wildly energetic alter ego, Dr. Madd Vibe. Linking poetry, performance and music, this visceral artist’s solo performances range from pure spoken word and movement to playing the Theremin and various saxophones as well as reciting poetry accompanied by the Dr. Madd Vibe Aukestra. Stemming from his experiences growing up as a “fly in the buttermilk” in the predominantly white suburbs of Los Angeles, Angelo Moore addresses “Real Racism,” “Social Corrosion,” “Spiritual Overtones,” “Family Affairs,” “Personal Satisfactions and Suffocations” and the human condition in a world gone mad.

Angelo and Melique Berger will be performing songs from one of Angelo’s latest projects, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step and their album “Centuries Of Heat”.

Links:
http://www.drmadvibe.com/
http://brandnewstep.com/
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DOUG WILLIAMS
Host of Martin Lawrence Presents “1st Ammendment Stand Up”

Doug’s off-beat style of stand-up comedy made him a favorite on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) “Club Comic View” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He’s since been featured on “Comedy Central Presents Doug Williams” and as a series regular on the HBO’s series “The Mind of the Married Man.”

Doug is the first Black comedian to create, host and produce his own stand-up comedy series, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up.” the number one rated show on Starz for five years!

Currently Doug is the co-creator and co-executive producer of “Runnin the Streetz with Doug Williams.” A fast paced comedy show built for a mixed cultural audience containing outrageous sketches, celebrity guests, street pranks, and today’s hottest music performers.

Links:
dougwilliamns.net
https://www.facebook.com/DougWilliamsFanPage
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SHELAGH RATNER
Shelagh Ratner is an LA-based comic, she appeared at The Moth NYC for 6 years creating an all improvised finale; current TV credits include Hollywood Darlings and Last Comic Standing Season 9. In addition, she has written for Glamour and Life and Style; she is currently developing a pilot based on her experiences as a stand in on Dancing With The Stars.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Shelagh-Ratner-162105147207730
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MELIQUE BERGER
Melique Berger is a 25 year veteran in the ADR world and voice artist, doing everything from commercials and animation, to voice matching Oscar winners Viola Davis and Helena Bonham Carter. She has also voice matched Jessica Alba in the Dark Angel series and Keri Russel in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, gave voice to the mutant seeking computer Cerebro in X-Men and Dr. Sarah Charles in Justice League: War and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. You can hear her most recently on Adult Swim’s The Boondocks and Rick and Morty and on HBO’s Insecure.
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OMID SINGH
Omid has been a stand up comic since he was a teenager living in Orange County. He has opened for Maz Jobrani and is a regular at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Omid lives in Los Angeles now and is looking forward to what comedy brings his way. He’s been featured on “Roast Battle” on Comedy Central, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, and is a regular at the Comedy & Magic Club.

Links:
http://omidsingh.com
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REEM EDAN
Since starting comedy in 2016, Reem’s performed at venues including the Comedy Store & Hollywood Improv, MoveOn.Org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition, Burning Man, and in Amsterdam. She covers everything from her Iraqi-American upbringing, to diversity challenges, to the struggles of living a not-so-halal lifestyle in Hollywood .

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/ReemEdanComedy
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NOAH LIFSCHEY
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals, drummer for Sugar Fly, fellow hat owner and friend, Noah is joining Angelo Moore and Melique Berger and adding his drumming skills to our already amazing evening.

Links:
http://stereolif.com/

INTRODUCING AUTHORS LIGON & MAINE

EVERONE AT VOIR IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR NEWEST NOVEL BY THE TALENTED DUO HUNTER MAINE AND LOUISE LIGON. IN THE COMING DAYS WE WILL BE REVEALING THE COVER FOR THIS SEXY AND MYSTERIOUS TALE, FOLLOWED BY A PRE-SALE SO YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR COPY BEFORE IT HITS THE STANDS. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE WHERE YOU’LL FIND REALLY AWESOME INFORMATION ABOUT CHARACTERS AND EVEN SOME COCKTAIL RECIPES INSPIRED BY THE BOOK.

ABOUT

AUTHOR HUNTER MAINE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHunter was previously an executive before deciding to leave the fast-paced, corporate world behind. He took time off to travel throughout Europe where he met Louise on a trip to Ireland. They both shared a passion for storytelling and the creative chemistry was undeniable. His appetite for writing began at an early age in his high school writing class. During a class writing exercise, Hunter chose to work on a sensual romance. Although his teacher was impressed with his style, warned him about its inappropriate nature in school, making it all the more desirable to write.

Always a voracious reader, some of his favorite authors include Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoevsky and contemporary writers such as Pat Conroy and Anne Rice. Hunter’s unique voice for strong, male characters has breathed life into the Blue Paramour series. His personal motto in regard to his work is “Do it with passion or do not do it at all.”

Now residing in Los Angeles, when not writing Hunter enjoys weekend trips to Napa and Las Vegas. He is a connoisseur of whiskey and cigars.

AUTHOR LOUISE LIGON

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALouise Ligon is an award winning writer of film, television, and erotic romance novels. A San Francisco native currently living in Los Angeles, she loves traveling the world as a ravenous historian soaking in European royal genealogy and women’s studies in a wide diversity of cultures. This with being an avid reader of historical biographies and historical true romance, combine to provide her a unique ability to create strong female characters and historic writing rich in detail.

Her travels are also the perfect opportunity for her to indulge in two of her other passions, photography and wine collecting. She is a major advocate for animal rights and is involved with one of the largest animal rescue organizations in the nation, Best Friends Animal Society.

Louise lives by the adage “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” She attributes much of her passion for writing to her grandmother, an acclaimed author. However, her writing heroes range from Shakespeare to George RR Martin and Diana Gabaldon.

Louise’s life took an unexpected turn while vacationing in Ireland where she met her writing partner, Hunter Maine. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour (due for release early 2015), is a historic erotic romance with gay themes and is the origin story of their alpha male character which will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war.

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ABOUT BLUE PARAMOUR

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HISTORICAL FICTION/MALE-MALE EROTIC ROMANCE ~ 2015

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.
But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…
When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on a journey he never expected and teaching him lessons that Daddy would never approve.
Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to rob Brayden of his birthright and his happiness. But everything comes at a price.

APPEARANCES & EVENTS

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191June 10th – Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood

June 12th – COVER REVEAL

June 14th – Pre Sale on Amazon

June 27th – Romance Novel Convention: Harrah’s Las Vegas

July TBD – Release Party

 

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Winners and a Warm Welcome!

Hello Everyone! So we have some major updates to bring to you. Since we’ve been on the road to Dallas for the Romantic Times Reader Writer Roundup, our announcement of the winners of the Blog Hop were delayed a bit. But don’t fret because we have those here for you today! We would also like to welcome our great friend and client author Tish Thawer to the family. She’s more than fantastic so please read all about her below.

Now for the winners of our Blog Hop:
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Don’t worry, we’ll be sending out an email to the winners! And congrats once again.

Now let’s meet Tish.

AUTHOR TISH THAWER

 

1807916I write paranormal romances for all ages, including my new adult series’ The Rose Trilogy and The Women of Purgatory Trilogy, as well as my adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, my upcoming new adult novel, The Witches of BlackBrook, as well as multiple young adult short-stories. It’s been said my magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.

Before becoming a writer I worked as a computer consultant, a photographer, and a graphic designer. I also operate a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.

I have been a fan of the paranormal for as long as I can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in my heart. From my first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of my life.

LOOK FOR HER RELEASE OF THE WITCHES OF BLACKBROOK

paranormal romance. ~ 2015

WoBBThrough space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurdles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.

One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

A Witches of BlackBrook novel.

FOR INTERESTED READERS AND BLOGGERS BELOW IS A PREORDER FORM LINK TO ALL OF TISH’S COMING RELEASES.

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Pearls Releases Today!

Get your copy of Pearls now on Amazon!

From the incomparable mind of the writer who brought you the critically acclaimed WINGED saga comes a breathtaking, sexy, and dangerous new series

Pearls combines paranormal romance and alternate history for a story anyone can sink their teeth–or fangs–in to. Another kick ass series from one of my favorite authors. If L.M. Pruitt isn’t on your watch list, she should be!–Rachel Rawlings

Pearls Cover FINALBetween the hell of humanity and the heaven of eternal life lies a world of guilty pleasures….

In the aftermath of the conquering of what had once been the United States of America, Marguerite Saint-Laurent was given a choice: lose her New Orleans home to the new vampyre rulers or become the lover of the King’s confidant, Duke Grégoire Barthlémy.

Fifteen years later, Marguerite is a lady in her own right, a close friend of King Bienvenu, and headmistress of the Saint-Laurent School for Exceptional Young Women and Men. Her days are filled with educating future members of the demimonde, her nights with the Duke.

But underneath the glitz and glitter of the New Orleans Court, discord and animosity are brewing—and no one, not even those closest to the throne, are safe.

Political intrigue, civilized violence, sexual scandals… be sure not to forget your smelling salts….

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PruittL.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel. Her current series, WINGED, is about the choice one woman makes after dying. The first four books in the series are available now. Ms. Pruitt is releasing the next book in the series, ALLIANCE, November 2013.

Check out Best-selling Author L.M. Pruitt on any of the sites BELOW

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About THE THREE GRACES

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College juniors Jessie, Isabel and Sara are linked in an unlikely friendship by visits to hidden places only they can see. Together on a trip to Hearst Castle in California an earth-shaking encounter with a stunning statue in the gardens binds them to the spirits of the Three Graces; Brilliance, Joy and Bloom.

Under the weight of school and family problems, Sara Jessie and Isabel grow to be fast friends as they struggle with who they are and what will become of them. Until the fateful trip where they are gifted three magical pendants. Through these gifts the girls must find a way to unlock a centuries old curse and free the graces from their stone grave.

Will Brilliance, Joy and Bloom find freedom through the girls or will they forever be entombed in the statue of The Three Graces?

The Three Graces is a deep and beautiful story of discovery, of admitting to truths that have been buried, and of letting go of a past that hinders the present.

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About MICHELE WOLFE

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Michele Wolfe, a resident of sunny Southern California, has done extensive research on the statue of The Graces, the sculptor, and Hearst Castle. She is also an art appreciator and belongs to the Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society as well as a Santa Barbara writing group. During the day she is an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor with 25 years experience teaching and exploring the written word. Along with The Three Graces, Michele has also written a short fiction piece about an immigrant family in LA.

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All you have to do is JOIN THIS GROUP on Facebook and  upload your photo to enter to Win the GRAND PRIZE of a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. We’re also giving away some e-copies of books so be sure to check out the rafflecopter as well. While you’re in the group, don’t forget to stay and hangout to chat with all the Gliterary Girl Media clients.

 

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Pioneer Hearts is for readers who enjoy historical western romances. This is the place to find out about your favorite authors’ latest releases, discuss your favorite books and join exclusive contests. Please read the group rules carefully!

NOTE: Historical western romance covers a wide range of stories, including some that might contain intimate situations. If you are offended by such stories, please reconsider joining this group.

 

30 of the authors from Pioneer Hearts came together to create an event. We are having a huge Western Romance sale. All of the books in the event will be $.99 over the weekend, and there’s a rafflecopter set up so you can win prizes, including a gorgeous turquoise pendant .You get to fill up your ereader on the cheap, and one lucky winner gets to wear her Pioneer Hearts pride on the outside!

The grand prize also includes a $10 Amazon gift card, signed books, and ebooks as prizes. There is an additional prize for second drawing, of a $10 gift card, as well.
All of the books are available for Kindle, and there’s a selection reduced in the Nook store and at iTunes, too.

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KIRSTEN OSBOURNE

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]K[/dropcap]irsten Osbourne hails from the state of Wisconsin, but has lived in Texas for almost thirty years. She is a mother, a writer, and a wife. Married to the love of her life for fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and wants to share her vision of love with the world. Writing is something she has always loved and plans on doing for a long time into the future. As Kirsten Osbourne, she writes contemporary romance as well as historical. As Morganna Mayfair, she ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy and make believe where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

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MICHELE WOLFE

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]G[/dropcap]rowing up between the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver in Colorado, gave me a life-long love of both. I suspect my experiences were similar to others my age in the 70s and 80s; summers in one-piece bathing suits; bicycle riding without a helmet; vacationing in the family station wagon; skiing down the local mountains. I am the youngest of three girls and lucky enough to be supported by friends and a loving extended family.

I loved drama, singing, gymnastics and ice skating. And I was never without a good book, no matter where I went. Soon after finishing college and becoming a teacher, I decided I wanted to explore the world. I took long road trips, spent time at Martha’s Vineyard, and fell in love with the ocean and California, which eventually became my home.

Four years after moving to Los Angeles, I discovered two things that changed my life. My husband was the first. We fell in love hard and fast. Twenty-two years later, we are fully, after a lot of hard work, co-dependent and co-evolved, and very happy about both. The second discovery was a passion for teaching adults English as a Second Language in a poor immigrant community in East L.A. I’m still there, too.

My husband and I have two handsome sons, Caleb Justus and Joshua William. They are our pride and joy. Caleb is in the Army and Joshua is finishing high school. And I should mention our ‘girl’ Sophie, who loves running to and fro on our walks, dancing in the kitchen, her tail-wagging in joy.

Being a busy teacher, mother and wife made finding time to write a challenge. When I started my first novel, there was no space in our little home to write except at the kitchen table. I diligently carved out time on the weekends and eventually took my laptop to coffee shops and writers’ groups to finish it.

When writing, I let the story and characters come to me in their own time, in their own way. I am inspired by music and art, which often influence a scene or a conversation in my stories. I hope my writing inspires others and makes people think and feel. And of course be entertained.

I am working on my next novel, also about a work of art, this time a painting at the Museum of Modern Art in Rome.

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LYNETTE ENDICOTT

Adjusted Headshot[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]L[/dropcap]ynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog.

At a youth camp when she was 14 the editor and teacher of a writing class challenged her to submit something to his youth magazine. She did and it was the first of 10 articles and stories accepted by the publication over the next few years.

Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and two more books in that series, The Return of Joy and Finding Her Voice are available now. The first three of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are available now, including Animal Instinct, Survival Instinct and Pioneer Instinct. The fourth in the series of six, Protective Instinct, will release in August 2014.

Because she didn’t have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day to day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.

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DEBRA PARMLEY

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]D[/dropcap]ebra is a multi genre author born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Springfield, OH. She has lived just outside Memphis, TN since 1997. Debra attended Marywood University in Scranton, PA and was the first student to win first place in two categories of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Beta Epsilon Chapter writing competition, in creative prose and in informal expository. Her poetry was published in literary journals while attending college. She holds a BA in English Literature. When she graduated she asked her academic advisors which genre she should concentrate on. None of them would advise her because she showed strength in each area. Advice at the time and for many years afterward was to concentrate in one area and to focus on one genre. But only she could decide which one.

In 2012, Debra decided this was not working for her and forged her own path. This meant writing in more than one genre and working on more than one manuscript. She no longer believes in writers block. She believes in finding joy in the act of writing and in allowing her muse to play. For Debra, writing is about joy.

Today she teaches Creative Writing classes locally, passing on what she has learned and finding the joy in teaching as well.

Debra traveled and worked as an independent travel consultant. She has visited thirteen countries. She has worked in banking, newspaper advertising, as recycling cocoordinator for the City of Bartlett, as an office manager, and as a belly dance instructor.

When not writing, Debra enjoys dancing, history, primitive archery and medieval reenactment, travel, yoga and meditation.

It is one of her greatest pleasures to hear from her readers.

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LM PRUITT

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]L[/dropcap]M.Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. As a result, she’s not allowed to walk in the gardening department of any store without supervision. She’s also not allowed in the card aisle of any grocery without an escort since she’ll spend thirty minutes opening cards and laughing for no good reason. She continues to make her home in Florida in spite of the heat and mosquitos and shares her home with two cats. One of them smart, the other not so much.

 

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AMY L. GALE

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]R[/dropcap]omance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.

 

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JENNIFER SILVERWOOD

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]J[/dropcap]ennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.

After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.

She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

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LAUREN MARIE

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]L[/dropcap]aurenMarie spent years writing and dreaming of being published. After spending many years wanting to write the ultimate thriller and become the next Le’Carre, Clancy, or Turow, she decided to try romance. She admits, with a huge smile, she’s never had so much fun. Lauren lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories. Lauren is currently working on a contemporary romance called the Canon City Series.

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JILLIAN HART

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]J[/dropcap]illian grew up on her family’s homestead on Washington state, near Carnation, Washington, where she raised cattle to pay for her college tuition, rode horses through the pristine foothills of the Cascade Mountain range and scribbled stories in her spare time.

After earning an English degree from Whitman College (what better way to go through college than to constantly read books?), she traveled, worked in advertising, taught Sunday school and volunteered before becoming a writer.

When she’s not hard at work on her next story, Jillian can be found chatting with a friend, stopping for a café mocha with a book in hand, and spending quiet evenings at home with her family.

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LARA NANCE

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]L[/dropcap]ara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal romance and adventure, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.
Her first paranormal romance, Memories of Murder, won RWA’s New England Chapter’s readers’ choice award in 2012 for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as an award of merit as Best Book from a Virginia Author in the Holt Medallion contest. In 2013, her novel DraculaVille – Discovery in New York, won the Rudy award for best novel with romantic elements.

Lara’s newest endeavor is under the name L.J.Nance, a children’s book series titled: Lyra’s Ocean World. The first book is out now: Lyra to the Rescue. The illustrator is Karen Webb.

Most of Lara’s books are in print, electronic and audio format, with others soon to follow.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

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ANGELA KNIGHT

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[dropcap type=”square” round=”no” color= background_color=”#fc0287″]I[/dropcap]have been writing erotic romance since 1996, when my first novella appeared in Secrets Vol. 2. In June, 2004, Jane’s Warlord, my first novel, was published, followed by FOREVER KISS in July, 2004 the anthology HOT BLOODED in September, and MASTER OF THE NIGHT in October. MASTER OF THE MOON, my next book, hit the USA Today list for three weeks, much to my amazement. Since then I’ve been writing like a lunatic and having a wonderful time.

I’ve been married to a wonderful man for more than twenty years now. He’s a senior investigator with our county sheriff’s office. As a result, I know an awful lot of cops, which is one reason I love putting police procedural elements in my fiction. I also spent ten years as a reporter, which gave me a collection of war stories you would not believe.

My husband Mike and I have one son, Anthony, who is in his twenties now.

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Winged by L.M. Pruitt
One Touch at Cobb’s Bar and Grill
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Lara Nance has created a BRAND NEW story and YOU get to be a part of it !

Have you ever been to a Murder Mystery Dinner? Have you ever wanted to be able to read and then share with the author what clues you’re picking up on as the story goes a long?

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Head over to Lara’s WEBSITE each day where you can read the daily portion of the story. Then head over to her FACEBOOK page to get the clues. You can then enter the rafflecopter each day with the answers to the clue from FACEBOOK to WIN. The final story ( on September 8th) will lead you to the clue for the murder  weapon, answer correctly and you’ll be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE.

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1st: $50 gift certificate to Amazon or B&N plus my three mystery books.
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ABOUT Lara Nance:

cropped new pic of me - retouchedLara Nance grew up and lived in many cities throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale of entertaining fiction that will take you on an adventure of imagination. Smart stories that make you wonder, and live the romances you dream about. She writes for her readers, hoping to give them an enjoyable escape among the pages of her books.

So, if you’re ready to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal stories and sizzling romance, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance here and there.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkies, Belle and Bruno.

WEBSITE/ FACEBOOK/ TWITTER 

LARA’S WORK:

Paranormal

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL MEMORIES OF MURDER(GEM SEIRES BOOK 1)

coverWhen Maeve McKenna renounces her witch powers and accepts a low-key nurse practitioner position at a Virginia retirement community, the last thing she expects is a suicide her first day on the job. As the town’s sexy sheriff, Paul Sutton, starts looking into the tragic death of his father’s friend, Maeve can’t help but get involved–with both the case and him. Their informal investigation unveils an old journal that connects the ruins of a nearby asylum and long-forgotten cemetery with the shiny new retirement community’s memory unit–and Maeve’s Alzheimer’s patients. Maeve senses a sinister presence in the old asylum, calling to the patients, but in order to stop it from killing again, she must first conquer some demons of her own and reclaim the magic she’s denied herself.

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Steampunk

Revenge of the Mad Scientist

covernew Revenge 6x9A steampunk adventure with a touch of romance. When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the Lord High Minister of Urbannia, is kidnapped, suspicion points to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval. But Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. She sets out on a dangerous airship adventure across numerous exotic locales to rescue her father before war breaks out. Not only is she faced with danger from mysterious assassins, slaver traders and air-pirates, the fickle hand of fate adds an additional complication to her trials. Unfortunately, the captain of the only airship available for charter is a man who left her at the altar. For eight years she’s wanted nothing more than to see him dead. But now he’s her only hope.

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Paranormal Romance

Draculaville

Discovery Kindle CoverNot your typical romance, and not your average theme park… When advertising executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York. She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia’s campaign to the Romanians. For she’s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called…DraculaVille.

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Dealers of Light

New Dealers cover for KindleA malevolent group of Light-Dealers have surfaced in Cara Collin’s hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Led by an ancient Aztec demon, the “Takers” are torturing and murdering their way to world domination. As the horror spreads, Cara-who has the ability to send “Light” into others to augment healing-receives a special power from a patient making her a crucial weapon in stopping the Takers. But, she must figure out how to use the gift before the Takers make her their next target. When mysterious Rolf Van Harding shows up in town with information that may help her, she’s torn between joining his quest and running for her life. When she discovers he’s a powerful, ancient Light-Dealer she fears their growing passion will be a weakness-a weakness that could allow the Takers to murder the last remaining Light-Dealer capable of stopping them.

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cropped new pic of me - retouchedLara Nance grew up and lived in many cities throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale of entertaining fiction that will take you on an adventure of imagination. Smart stories that make you wonder, and live the romances you dream about. She writes for her readers, hoping to give them an enjoyable escape among the pages of her books.

So, if you’re ready to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal stories and sizzling romance, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance here and there.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkies, Belle and Bruno.

WEBSITE/ FACEBOOK/ TWITTER 

LARA’S WORK:

Paranormal

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL MEMORIES OF MURDER(GEM SEIRES BOOK 1)

coverWhen Maeve McKenna renounces her witch powers and accepts a low-key nurse practitioner position at a Virginia retirement community, the last thing she expects is a suicide her first day on the job. As the town’s sexy sheriff, Paul Sutton, starts looking into the tragic death of his father’s friend, Maeve can’t help but get involved–with both the case and him. Their informal investigation unveils an old journal that connects the ruins of a nearby asylum and long-forgotten cemetery with the shiny new retirement community’s memory unit–and Maeve’s Alzheimer’s patients. Maeve senses a sinister presence in the old asylum, calling to the patients, but in order to stop it from killing again, she must first conquer some demons of her own and reclaim the magic she’s denied herself.

AMAZON

Steampunk

Revenge of the Mad Scientist

covernew Revenge 6x9A steampunk adventure with a touch of romance. When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the Lord High Minister of Urbannia, is kidnapped, suspicion points to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval. But Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. She sets out on a dangerous airship adventure across numerous exotic locales to rescue her father before war breaks out. Not only is she faced with danger from mysterious assassins, slaver traders and air-pirates, the fickle hand of fate adds an additional complication to her trials. Unfortunately, the captain of the only airship available for charter is a man who left her at the altar. For eight years she’s wanted nothing more than to see him dead. But now he’s her only hope.

AMAZON

Paranormal Romance

Draculaville

Discovery Kindle CoverNot your typical romance, and not your average theme park… When advertising executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York. She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia’s campaign to the Romanians. For she’s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called…DraculaVille.

AMAZON

Dealers of Light

New Dealers cover for KindleA malevolent group of Light-Dealers have surfaced in Cara Collin’s hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Led by an ancient Aztec demon, the “Takers” are torturing and murdering their way to world domination. As the horror spreads, Cara-who has the ability to send “Light” into others to augment healing-receives a special power from a patient making her a crucial weapon in stopping the Takers. But, she must figure out how to use the gift before the Takers make her their next target. When mysterious Rolf Van Harding shows up in town with information that may help her, she’s torn between joining his quest and running for her life. When she discovers he’s a powerful, ancient Light-Dealer she fears their growing passion will be a weakness-a weakness that could allow the Takers to murder the last remaining Light-Dealer capable of stopping them.

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