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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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AUTHOR OF PRINCESSES

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, In : Author Introduction 

THE PRINCESS IN MY HEAD (Aignos 2018) is my third novel, and a departure from my mysteries published so far.  I usually draw from my years as an F.B.I Special Agent for characters and plots that are full of bombs, task forces and financial crime.  In my middle grade Novel and Screenplay, I believe that Princess Aqualine and Princess Allison wanted to tell a different story – one that could entertain as well as help kids solve their own problems and respond to the problems of adults around t...


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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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The Rebel Inside SADDAM'S PARROT

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, June 12, 2017, In : Author Introduction 

I've been a rebellious, "misbehaving" individualist since childhood. It carries over to my writing which is dosed with irreverent characters caught up in mischief and troublemaking. Although I graduated from both Harvard and Berkeley and excelled in writing, it took many years for me to escape or maybe transcend dry and rigorous rationalism. 


For me this was actually a return to my individualist roots and the influences of both a mom and great uncle who were artists, terrific story-tellers and...


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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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A CATE BURNS' TSUNAMI

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
My writing and later authoring career began with "My Daily Diary," a padded pink vinyl diary with a well-used lock and key begun as soon as I could hold a pencil in my hand. Since then, I have filled many journals with life secrets, one volume being so unsettling to an inquisitive neighbor that she destroyed it rather than return it! It was in this way that I learned the power of truthful writing!


Luckily, I grew up in a family that loved word play, practical jokes and laughter. To this day, ...
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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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MR. MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
I have always wanted to write. More often than not, life opened other doors for me, though the door to a writing career always seemed closed.  I found myself in an assortment of fields to support my family, including industrial supervision, construction, and teaching. It was teaching that took up most of my adult life, and I still find myself immersed in it during my “retirement.”



My mother was my biggest writing motivator. She encouraged me to write poetry when I was in elementary school ...
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FISHING AROUND JAMAICA WITH TONY TAME

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Author Introduction 
Tony Tame was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1943. His mother was a native Jamaican and his father was "technically" an Englishman who arrived on the island with their baby in arms. An only "island" child, he naturally assumed that simply by being born he had done all that could reasonably be assumed would be required of him in life.



Tony enthusiastically left high school in absolute agreement with his father’s view that "spending further money on tertiary education in his case would be a was...
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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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Meet Author G. Amati (AMMON'S HORN)

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, In : Author Introduction 

I was born in an orange crate house next to a pot-belly stove in the cold spring of 1930, where "out" was the only option.

My pop was a genius in tile and terrazzo work and anything else he put his hand to. Mom was a self-taught linguist. Dad's earliest book was a tri-lingual, illustrated dictionary.

After receiving my BA (English) from Wayne State University and, later, after a stint in the US Army, I went back to school for my MA from U. of Chicago. Initially, I worked as copy-reader with C...
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