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Some say it’s the movies and the music that define an era. For writers like me, it’s the authors and the books that made them famous.

For those of you old enough to have lived through the eighties, you’ll recall that the era was a time of “conspicuous consumption”. WiseGEEK.com defines the term as “making large, ostentatious purchases to make oneself look rich or high class”. Everything back then was about living large, living on borrowed money and living to outdo the Joneses.

The networks not only sold everyone on the idea of conspicuous consumption but they promoted it and... Read More

In 2005, Ginger completed her first business book, Presentational Skills for the Next Generation. Soon after which, she established her publishing company, DocUmeant Publishing. She is an award winning publisher and internationally known designer. Ginger is the CEO and Founder of CALOMAR, LLC which is the parent company to three successful businesses, DocUmeant.net, DocUmeant Designs, and DocUmeant Publishing. In 2013 she was named by Covington Who’s Who as Entrepreneur of the Year and her design firm is among the Highest Rated firms at DesignFirms.org which lists over 20,000 designers, developers... Read More

Few can claim the varied background of Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery.

Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects.

Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees... Read More

Beverly Stowe McClure is a former teacher enjoying a second career as a writer. her articles have appeared in Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Ladybug, Focus on the Family Clubhouse, Jr., and others. Nine of her stories have been published as books, the latest one a MG/Tween eBook: A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat. She also has two stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. She enjoys genealogy research, playing the piano, and photographing wildlife.

Visit Beverly online at http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com or her blog at http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com.

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Khanjan Mehta is the Founding Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program at Penn State. The HESE program challenges students and faculty from across campus to break down disciplinary barriers and truly collaborate to develop technology-based solutions to address compelling problems facing resource-constrained communities. The objective is to develop transformative social innovations and scalable business models to transform these technology solutions into sustainable and scalable ventures that enable and accelerate positive social change. Mehta has led... Read More

Authors are passionate, creative individuals who have stories to tell in their own unique and entertaining voices.These authors have labored countless hours over their characters, have lost precious sleep going over the finer points of their stories’ plot development, have missed family events, barbecues and baseball games to agonize over their stories before finally, hesitantly, and ever-so-reluctantly, they concede that this is “the end” of the road with their story.For the author with a publishing house behind them, they submit their manuscript to their agent who, in turn, submits it to... Read More

Since he was a kid, Scott wanted to be an author and explored many genres through high school and college. Fantasy, though, captivated his soul. Tales of Knights and magic, dragons and elves filled his dreams. After greasing the gears of the corporate machine for many years, he escaped the Information Technology vortex to focus full-time on writing. The stories he’d envisioned years ago—of nobility and strife, honor and chaos—demanded they be brought to life.

Scott lives with his wife, two children, and a giant Chihuahua on the west coast of Florida.

1.What inspired you to write... Read More

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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...

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