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Fiction

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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. READ MORE

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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. READ MORE

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Lorraine Carey

August 12, 2016
Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey’s love of books becomes glaringly apparent when you read her resume: she is an experienced children’s reading specialist, a teacher, and an award-winning author of several paranormal and mystery books. Carey has taught in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and her current home, Grand Cayman, where she continues to write and work with children.

A love of ghost stories and scary movies at a young age inspired Carey to pursue the paranormal genre as a writer. Her stories are often founded on personal experiences with the paranormal and strange historical facts, which she heightens with a twist of magic and gripping mystery. Because of her teaching experience, most of Carey’s work is geared toward a middle grade or young adult audience. Years of reading with children showed her what kids want in a story, and inspired her to write for young readers. READ MORE

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Robert Eggleton

July 25, 2016
Robert Eggleton

In the 1970s, Ursula LeGuin coined the term “social science fiction” to describe a subgenre of science fiction that, rather than focusing on the mechanics of technology or futuristic weaponry, instead explores the manner in which social evolution and a changing world impact human relationships. In 2012, author Robert Eggleton crafted an intricate examination of child abuse, poverty, and mental illness in his acclaimed novel Rarity from the Hollow and, in the process, penned one of the finest examples of the social science fiction genre. A semi-autobiographical tale of adventure, romance, pain and humor, the book has drawn comparisons to Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams.

A children’s advocate for over 40 years, Eggleton previously worked for the West Virginia Supreme Court, for whom he investigated children’s programs, published models for serving disadvantaged children in the community instead of in large institutions, and worked diligently to reduce adolescent delinquency and child abuse. Today, he is a recently-retired children’s psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel, and its release followed publication of short stories in Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. READ MORE

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Skylar Nightingale

July 6, 2016
Skylar Nightingale

As an imaginative third grader growing up in upstate New York, Skylar Nightingale penned her first story—a since forgotten tale about a Dr. Seuss character—and won a writing contest at school. From there, her love for the craft only grew, as she spent her days dreaming up new characters and drawing inspiration from songs, news reports, and stories from those around her. Starting out, Nightingale’s writing was an outlet for self-expression, and a means of personal growth. Now, a more mature writer, she uses her stories to entertain and help others by providing readers with a brief escape from their own lives.

A romance author who writes both young and new adult romance, Nightingale applies her vast imagination to developing unique and fully fleshed out characters who introduce readers to new perspectives and experiences. As a romance reader herself, she understands the genre inside and out, and knows how to keep readers on the edge of their seats. READ MORE