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MEET NEW SAVANT/AIGNOS PROOFREADER LISA HODOROVYCH

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, April 1, 2019, In : Staff Introduction 
Hi, everyone!

My name is Lisa Hodorovych. I am a new proofreader with Savant. I am truly blessed and excited to be a part of this family. 


I am from New Jersey. I am a Jersey girl, born and raised, and I am still living here freezing to death. However, one day my husband and I will find a place that is nice and warm all year round.

I am a writer, an editor, a proofreader, and a blogger. My love and passion has always been writing; however, my love for editing and proofreading started while in co...

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MEET AUTHOR ELIZABETH MCKAGUE

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, In : Author Introduction 
Part of the reason why I write a book is because it needs to exist and personally, I really want to read it! I half-jokingly believe that the artist is like a puzzle with one piece missing, perhaps stolen by an unseen power, and this individual will then spend the rest of their life creating works in an effort to try to get that piece back. I’ll confess that I am a hopeless romantic and my works often display that stamp. 


I have been writing for 45 years, since I was nine. I have an MFA in C...

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KEITH R. REES GOES FOR ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, June 15, 2018, In : Author Introduction 
I've always been a storyteller. Even before I knew I could be a writer I loved telling stories. In summers during my college days I worked as a counselor at summer camp for kids in East Texas. Each night at bedtime in our cabin, I would sit in the middle of the floor and tell the kids science fiction stories about outer space. The kids were never so quiet until these times as they would hang on my every word. And each night after that, they would all remind me where I left off the night befor...

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MEET DANIEL BRADFORD, AUTHOR OF WESTERNS

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, In : Author Introduction 
Bo Henry's family and characters in this and the subsequent novels evolved from my grandfather's tales and my family legacy. Analogous to the writing of my previous books, as I composed this story, I could not predict the content of the next scene. I witnessed Bo's adventurous life unfold as it was revealed to me upon the screen of my computer.


When writing a story, I do not know beforehand what form it will take. I am simply the conduit through which the story is revealed. In 1988, one aftern...

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MEET E. M. DUESEL

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Just Released 
As a young adult, E. M. Duesel thoroughly enjoyed acting and dancing, and had the great fortune of being on stage for about six years. During those years, she learned character development and definition. This later became very useful in her writing. With her career as a sociologist, she has been able to combine real life experiences with research into informative and relevant stories, churning personalities she has met along the way into characters with deeply meaningful connections to the n...

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WELCOME, ALEX MULLIN, SAVANT PROOFREADER

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, November 4, 2016, In : Staff Introduction 

Aloha Savant Staff, Authors and Writers Around the World,

My name is Alex and I am thrilled to become a proofreader in the Savant family. I was born and raised in New York, where I recently graduated from college. It’s a great place to be, but I’m ready for new adventures and dream of living, at least temporarily, in Europe or the west coast. Sitting still isn’t something I’ve been good at, physically or mentally; I like to dabble. As a child, I played violin and dance...


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A. G. HAYES

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
Many people go to Hollywood to find themselves. Having myself spent several years doing just that, I have wanted to include some of my Hollywood experiences as well as some of the larger-than-life characters I met along the way. 


I was lucky to have an instructor, a Mr. Gelman, at UCLA where I was taking a course in Screenwriting. He introduced himself to the class, eyeballed us, and asked gruffly, "How many here want to be writers?" Each of us glanced at each other; a few began to raise their...

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NO MORE WAITING FOR "ALL THINGS AWAIT"

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
It's likely that most readers are familiar with that phenomenon of being so into a book that they go through a handful of chapters without any memory of turning a single page. John Gardner went so far as to claim this should be the writer's goal—to create for the reader a "vivid continuous dream." What’s surprising to me is how this can happen during the act of writing, too.


I remember writing the second half of ALL THINGS AWAIT at Burger Rancho in Santa Teresa, where I'd work three to f...
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WELCOME SAVANT PROOFREADER ELEONOR GARDNER

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Staff Introduction 

After completing Savant training, Eleonor Gardner is excited to be introduced as a new proofreader for the Savant team. She is looking forward to being a positive member of the Savant, as well as a resource for authors, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her.  She has experience in proofreading, editing, writing, design, and business.

 

Eleonor is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, in Newport News, VA where she studied English and business. After graduating in D...


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THE RICHARD ROSE'S CONSPIRACIES

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
My passion for creative writing began after a typical small town boyhood in Kokomo, Indiana. Paper routes, basketball, teen dances and too many greasy French fries were followed with a BA degree at Wabash College, a small liberal arts college just down the road from Purdue. As an English major, I contributed cartoons and satiric articles to the humor magazine and short stories to the more serious literary publication.



After a fun summer in New Orleans, where I survived by selling Bibles from d...
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Writing It Like It Is: BLOOD MONEY and Other Tales

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
Hello, I am pleased to introduce myself to the published literary world. My name is Scott Mastro, and experience has taught me two things: become a writer only if you have to, and, if you want to be completely misunderstood, write fiction.



The path from writer to author has been a journey of both joy and despair, a struggle of the heart and spirit, a carnival ride of truth and various levels of convoluted B. S. I've learned there's not only an obligation to have something enduring to say, the...
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"Poor Rich" by Jean Blasiar Released

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, July 17, 2010, In : Just Released 
Writing is like eating to me.  It’s something I have to do, love to do, crave yet sometimes writhe against. 

I think I will write.  I clear my desk, turn off my cell, lock the door and sit at my computer.  After ten minutes, nothing.  An hour, still nothing.  But totally unprepared, in church, in a movie, trying to sleep, trying to pay attention to a luncheon friend, then a word, a phrase, a way out of a corner I wrote myself into back at my computer comes spewing like oil in the gulf.  I r...
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Meet Gloria Schumann, Author of CALLED HOME

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, April 12, 2010, In : Author Introduction 
Gloria Schumann called to write CALLED HOME - TWO HEARTS ANSWER

Words for descriptions, words for feelings, words for actions—all run through my head around, above, amongst the characters that drive the need for these words. My imagination is ever at the ready to take off into the magical world of fiction. My characters are kind, compulsive, intense, base, philanthropic, rude, giving and forgiving. The situations are as varied and entertaining as the characters. This world is where I am c...
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Daniel S. Janik

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, In : Author Introduction 
Aloha! 

As the owner, senior editor and acquisitions editor for Savant Books, and a professional writer, I am honored to be the first to post to this Savant Author's Blog.  A physician-educator-linguist-writer-producer who's lived in almost every state of the USA at one time or another (I grew up in Alaska when it was still a territory and currently live in Hawaii), when people ask me who I am the first word that pops out is "a writer."  That is, after all, what I've been doing for over 40 ye...
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