Paris Williams, a promising new author, embarked on his literary journey with the publication of his debut work, Silver. Born in Chicago, IL, in May of 1993, Paris possesses a passion for storytelling and a dedication to honing his craft. His first published book showcases his unique voice, vivid imagery, and authentic characters, captivating readers with its heartfelt narrative.
Rowan is a 25-year-old poet. She currently attends Adelphi University on Long Island, NY, where she is studying to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has been writing poetry since High School as a way to indirectly express her feelings. Poetry provided Rowan with a voice when she felt like she did not have one. She is inspired by everyday events and nature.
Chris Coward has been a Congressional liaison assistant, ghost writer for CEOs, editor for national magazines, college English instructor, marketing manager, and president of the Florida Writers Association. She now devotes her professional energies to writing speculative fiction.
Cate McNider is a multi-disciplinary artist, and a psychophysical practitioner and movement educator registered as The Listening Body®. Since arriving in NYC in 1985, she has expressed her healing journey through poetry, multi-media movement performances and painting. She has performed her multi-media works in downtown venues and Brooklyn, and exhibited her paintings in solo shows in the East Village and NOHO. Poems from her first collection, Separation and Return, have been in several journals, in print and online. Escape Velocity is the follow-up on the success of her healing practices. Cate still lives in New York.
I grew up in Houston, Texas, and after a brief stint in New York moved to San Francisco where I programmed a popular midnight film series and manage a troupe of outrageous hippy drag queens called the Cockettes. Trippy Hippy is my third novel.
Mr. Clausen is also the author of three books in non-fiction regarding untold archaeology in Mesoamerica; his Norse connection in Scandinavia; as well as drawing on his experiences in a small leafy country previously at war with itself, called Vietnam.
Writing a book out is such a lonely, uphill climb, that simply getting one out deserves a bottle of champagne. Getting good reviews is very self-affirming, but for me, the most rewarding is hearing from readers. I remember one woman thanked me for my book giving her a respite from a tough emotional time she was having. Another wrote and said one of my books turned her nearly non-reading daughter into a reader. I’ve never been more moved and gratified.
J.D. Taylor is a former high school, adult education and college adjunct history instructor. He has published articles and letters in major newspapers, magazines and won a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. J.D. received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M. Ed from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Georgetown University.
I’ve been writing poetry for 25 years. Growing up as a gay man in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, watching progress toward equality happen too slowly, poetry has long been a way for me to reconcile the persistent bigotry endemic to small southern towns with who I factually knew my LGBTQ+ peers and myself to be. It’s also a way for me to relate to life in general, celebrating joys, successes and all forms of love and turning failures, pain, loss and all forms of despair into vigils.
Simon Goodridge is a singer/songwriter and first-time author from Fremantle, Western Australia. Active mostly during the 1980s and 1990s, he is seemingly a renaissance man of sorts, thanks to finding his voice again through the written word.
This is my first novel. I’ve done a lot of writing in my career in law and then as an executive for a financial services company, and then over 250 articles in a business blog over a period of several years.
Karin Gertsch lives with her husband on a Christmas tree farm in a small Massachusetts town. Her travel book, Cape Ann & Vicinity: A Guide for Residents and Visitors, was the first guidebook for this historic area.
Daisy DeMay lives in Illinois with her children and husband of 25 years. She loves sitting and watching the storms roll in. She enjoys reading outside in the warmth of the sun. When she’s not working, she creates stories to share. She has a fascination with the macabre. She approaches everything in life with a mix of passion and logic.
I have heard this a few times and I really hope I hear it more often: “I can’t wait to read the next book so I can find out what happens to Vandar and his comrades.” I am writing to entertain. For the reader to want more means I have struck the right nerve.
Sean Smith has written for a living for four decades, as a journalist and an editor/writer in academia. Transformation Summer is his debut novel. Sean lives in the Boston area, where he is known to haunt Celtic music events and jam sessions, and is trying to get the hang of tenor banjo.
Christopher Gould is a graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester where he earned a degree in Writing. His first novel, The George Stories, was published in 2019 and went on to be nominated for Central New York Book of the Year. Gould is a teacher by day and a writer by night. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and daughter.
Pete Benson was born in London in 1950. After obtaining a BA in Business Finance he pursued a career in Business. It was not for him, so in 1978 he became a film prop man. He worked on some of the biggest British-made films over the course of 25 years, during which time he started a successful prop hire company in 1984, before retiring in 2007.
Pathways of Inspiration: An Interview with Cara A’court, author of Three People, Three Countries, One Path
Cara lives in Northumberland with her wife and menagerie of animals. She is currently working toward her English Literature Degree with The Open University and is also the owner of her own business Earth Soul. Cara was inspired to write Three People, Three Countries, One Path when she turned to spiritual practices due to her ill health. Suffering from Fibromyalgia and Hypermobility Syndrome, her writing provides her with escape and most importantly her dreams. Literature has always been her passion and one she now happily pursues.
That the problems facing our country are very broad, deep, and deadly, and that we may be 60-80% established as what is becoming a totalitarian socialism. Unless people see this clearly and find the courage to confront it, the American Experiment will be over in a decade or so. This isn’t my war—I’ll be dead—but it’s my fight. The perfect reader? Well, a bright conservative, and a courageous liberal who can see how dangerous liberalism has been for nearly two centuries.
Daniel Victor specializes in writing Jewish-themed fiction and has written three novels, two novellas, and a collection of short fiction. The Evil Inclination is his first published novel. He practiced law for more than forty years, concentrating on international media transactions (including fifteen years as a senior executive for Sesame Street). He is a father and grandfather and lives in New York City with his wife, Ester Fuchs.