David Hecker works passionately at his second career: creative writing. He publishes in several genres, including book and artist event reviews, travel logs, poetry, and most recently memoir and historical ... Read full author bio >
"Hecker (Full Circle: A Journey in Search of Roots, 2012) makes his fiction debut with the story of George Schwartz, a by-the-book immigration judge who changes his approach to life and work after learning about his ancestors' struggles with deportation."
Yasser S. Hassan was raised in Paris, where he received his French Baccalauréat in science before traveling to Canada to obtain his bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering from McGill ... Read full author bio >
Todd Erick Pedersen is a poet, thinker, writer and storyteller, whose words strive to evoke the cross-section between our dreams and the spirit, with a natural sense of wonder and ... Read full author bio >
"Calling his pieces 'inspired meditations in prose,’ the author acknowledges that his task is mainly one of reflection. Appropriately, no topic is off-limits and all boundaries are porous; Pedersen jumps from the physical to the metaphysical, from the spiritual to the temporal, and most frequently, from the prosaic to the profound."
John Medler is the author of two fiction thrillers. The first book, Quatrain (2011), concerns the search for the lost prophecies of Nostradamus, and the effort to use those prophecies ... Read full author bio >
"Desire to learn how all the pieces of this excellently-crafted puzzle fit together is what ultimately keeps readers breezing through to its satisfying conclusion. An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel...."
Taylor A. Stannard holds a Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Her short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including Blue Penny Quarterly, Cyprus ... Read full author bio >
"...a beautifully rendered patchwork of interesting lives.The myriad, always entertaining subplots examine why people cling so fearfully to the past...and how they can start anew when opportunities for happiness have been lost...A highly readable, authentic Southern story."
Miki Knezevic writes both non-fiction and fiction. For many years, she has written English as a Second Language(ESL) textbooks for McGraw-Hill, plus articles for magazines and newspapers. Recently, she ... Read full author bio >
"Knezevic's characters are full of life, and the pages of her novel brim with crisp dialogue that conveys the deep emotional burdens of a family struggling to survive. Details such as fashion and food bring the past to life, and Knezevic spends time describing both the beauty and destruction of Desa's surroundings. Her descriptions of cafe lattes and flaky croissants might leave readers hungering for a trip to Paris, while the chaos that springs from the bombings of Belgrade paint an honest portrait of the horrors of war."
John H. Matthews' work has appeared in anthologies and several literary magazines. He lives near Chicago with his wife and their American bulldog. This is where he writes, plays bass ... Read full author bio >
"Matthews’ marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark."
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