Authors

Jada Ryker

September 23, 2016
Jada Ryker

She was raised in rural Kentucky, many of her younger years spent without electricity or running water. But the deprivation never broke Jada Ryker… it made her stronger. It built her character. And as an adult and an author with seven published books to her name, Jada has frequently tapped into the experiences of her younger years for inspiration.

Beginning in early 2014, with the publication of her first work, Murder Takes a Dare, Jada has quickly made a name for herself in the mystery adventure genre. Her newest novel, Take the Body and Run, was released on September 20th by Kindle Press after Jada earned a publishing contract through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, a platform that allows readers to determine which books should be published and promoted by Amazon. Take the Body and Run is an eclectic tale of a hunted woman who hides under a dead friend’s identity, a handsome lawman, a death doctor with a fat machine, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime.

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Authors

Nicola Sinclair

September 22, 2016
Nicola Sinclair

The work of author Nicola Sinclair is a showcase for the sweeping grandeur, intrigue and romanticism of Australia, Sinclair’s homeland. Each of the three books in her Peter’s Junction series — Secret, Promise, and Redemption — are not only fascinating portraits of flawed characters who find solace in one another, but also glimpses into day-to-day life in the country that Sinclair loves so dearly.

Sinclair’s most recent novel, Redemption, tells the story of Paul Blakely, a man intent on spending the rest of his life alone and miserable as atonement for his past actions. But when he crosses paths with Stacey, whose goal is to make others happy, Paul finds himself slowly shedding his prickly facade. But in the process, Stacey learns that she has to confront her own insecurities in order for her to find happiness with Paul.

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Authors

Sheila Hageman

September 21, 2016
Sheila Hageman

In her 2012 memoir Stripping Down, author Sheila Hageman invited readers to join her on a confessional examination of her life choices, emotions and insecurities. With remarkable candor, the former stripper and nude model bared her soul and examined the events and decisions that had helped to shape her into the woman she had become.

A graduate of Hunter College, where she was the valedictorian of her class in 2002 and later received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Hageman has taught Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at the University of Bridgeport, Housatonic Community College, Hunter College, Kaplan University and the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she is a certified and nationally registered yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute of New York City and the Yoga Alliance.

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Authors

Brandi Megan Granett

September 2, 2016
Brandi Megan Granett

Brandi Megan Granett is fueled by a passionate desire to share her long-held belief that our thoughts, these ethereal things continuously bouncing around in our heads, have the power to shape our life experiences and change the world that we live in. As a creative writing teacher — one who holds a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University in Wales, an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.Ed in Adult and Distance Education from Penn State — Granett encourages her students to diligently examine the stories they tell, to explore the worlds they are creating and identify not only the meaning behind them, but also the real-world influences that helped to mold them.

In February of 2000, Granett published her debut novel, My Intended, a melancholic tale of a bride-to-be who, after the sudden death of her fiance, opts to proceed with the wedding as a testimony of their love for one another. Granett followed that up in 2014 with Cars and Other Things That Get Around, a collection of short stories about love, family and the endless desire for human connection.

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Authors, Broadcasters, Poets

Terry E. Lyle

August 29, 2016
Terry E. Lyle

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Terry E. Lyle is a prolific author and poet who uses her confessional writing style to grant readers a candid glimpse into her soul. After a near-fatal car accident left her hopeless and disabled, Terry has been fighting her way back and has been using her writing to detail her daily battles. In her latest book, Broken, Terry shares the story of her journey through a gauntlet of drug use, homelessness, abuse, depression and near-death before finding her way back to God.

Over the course of her literary career, Terry has received the Editor’s Choice Award, is a member of the International Society of Poets, was a featured author in the Anthology of Expressions by White Oak Publishers, was a featured author with Eber & Wein Publications, and was featured in a publication called Voices, a poetry collection published by Unique Euphony Publications.

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