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Welcome to The Literary Net
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lilyiona

Thanks to the creators of this site for offering a place where writers can interact and display their work.

About me? A Canadian by birth, a high school dropout, and a mother at 17, in my early years, I supported myself as a stock girl in the Hudson’s Bay Company, as a long-distance operator for the former Alberta Government Telephones, and as a secretary (Bechtel Corp sponsored me into the States). I also was a cocktail waitress at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, briefly broke into the male-dominated world of the docks as a longshoreman (I was the first woman to work on the SF docks and almost got my legs broken), founded and managed a homeless shelter in Marin County, co-created The Story Shoppe, a weekly radio program for children that aired on KTIM in Marin County, CA, and eventually earned two Master’s degrees (one in creative writing and one in the humanities). I have published reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, essays, and memoir in over 155 American and Canadian venues. My novel Fling! was published in 2015. Curva Peligrosa came out in 2017. Freefall: A Divine Comedy will be released 1/1/19. My poetry collection All This was published in 2011. I taught rhetoric at the University of San Francisco for over 30 years and currently teach creative writing at USF’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning. I also blog about writing and reading at http://lilyionamackenzie.com. (All of my books are available from Amazon.)

SeanKerr69

Hi everyone, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sean Kerr, and I am a 49-year-old gay man living in Cardiff, Wales with my husband of 28 years, Derek. We have two cats, Rita and Harry, and a host of tropical fish.
I worked on building sites for years, and I used the money earned from that to put myself through college, specialist paint techniques etc. I trained in fine art, and then I went out and painted murals on client’s walls, and created Roman Bathrooms and fantasy hand painted bedrooms, all the rage back in the late eighties and nineties. I then became an Interior Designer for a large DIY chain. For the past thirteen years I ran my own Interiors business, and while that is no longer in existence, I am now looking for my next challenge in life!
By night I am an Author, and I am very proud to be an author for Extasy Books. It took me some years to get to this point. I spent a very long time trying to get an agent because I thought it was the right thing to do, and after a heck of a lot of refusals, I nearly gave up. I came so close to hitting the delete button on Dead Camp 1 because I thought I did not stand a chance. At the very last moment, I decided to have a go at approaching a few publishers directly, and I sent the manuscript to six. Within two weeks, I had offers of publication from three! Let’s just say that there may have been tears lol. It was my chance, at last, to become a part of a world that I have always loved and admired from a distance, and it is one of the very best things to ever happened to me.
Dead Camp is the first series I ever wrote, and then there is my short novella called Hush Little Baby. Dead Camp is my take on the Vampire genre, an MM Paranormal Romance series that is set against a backdrop of World War 2. However, the series uses key moments from History to tell one enormous saga, and I have loved every single moment of writing it. There are five books in the Dead Camp series.
Hush is a pure horror story with more than a nod towards such classic programmes as The Twilight Zone and Tales of The Unexpected. The project happened just after I completed Dead Camp 3 and it is a story that I had to get out of my system. It’s definitely a different beast to my Vampire saga, and I hope it will make you go to bed with the lights on lol!
I recently ventured into the world of self-publishing, and as such, I have just released my first independent book series, The Last Child. The Last Child is a horror series that is in 3 parts dealing with the occult. It has a definite Dan Brown vibe in that I love conspiracy stories, so I have used religion and some intriguing legends as the backdrop to this contemporary supernatural thriller that tells the story of a female protagonist trying to protect her young student. Neither of them realises how their lives, and indeed their histories, are intertwined in the most horrific and tragic ways.
My latest book, ‘The Man Inside Me’ is an MM Victorian Gothic Romance, and I think it is the favourite thing I have written so far. It deals with two men in their fifties trying to find love again, a subject that is very close to my heart as I approach that milestone. It is a very important book to me, and while it has some very ‘KERR’ twists and turns, it is, at its heart, a very romantic tale that deals with middle age. I am particularly proud of this book, and it is a very different spin on the MM genre.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to meeting you on social media.
Stalking links! Come and say hello!
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/deadcampblog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/sgk69

lovelyann

hello, I am Lovely Ann. I'm Indie author I am here to try and get my name out there. I have 3 books out so far 2 under a publisher and 1 indie. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

ScottOury

Greetings,

I'm Scott, originally from Illinois but now of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. I taught writing at a number of colleges over a 36 year career in education, enjoying (almost) every minute of it.

I'm a writer of essays, more than a hundred poems, and I've published articles on composition, literature, as well as pieces advocating for adjunct teaching professionals. An avid journaler, I've also authored 132 personal journals (and still counting), writing that brings to the fore again and again the pleasure of putting pen to paper.

My book, "Coming to Terms with Experience Through Writing," is a guide to experiential writing for both aspiring and professional writers.I'm currently finishing up work on a poetry collection entitled "New Moon by Half" which should be available later in 2019.

edrapecor

Hola amigos.
Saludos a los amigos que leen y hablan idioma español allá en USA. Sabemos que son bastante, mas de 10 millones de personas.Esperamos que alguno(a)de esos 10 MM estén por aquì y podamos comunicarnos
Escribimos cuentos cortos y novelas de amor,aventuras, distòpico y otros géneros. Solamente hacemos vida n Amazon,Smaswords,Bubok y Lulu Publisher.
Aqui esta nuestro enlace
https://www.amazon.com/Edgar-R-Perez-C/e/B008VZ764Y
Saludos
Desde Venezuela.
Mientras se pueda y nos dejen

DeepakMenon

Hello Kindred souls
To start with - the link to my author page on Amazon is https://www.amazon.in/l/B00AB973PU
I'm Deepak Menon, an author from India writing solely with the intent of delighting people across the world. I spontaneously write across genres as a thought strikes me - so I have written and published 10 books (All in English) so far
1. Three books of Fairy Tales and Fables in the series - Tales of the Booga Dooga Land :-
i. Pickwick's Plan (Readers Favorite Award winner and so far translated into Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and French)
ii. The Wormus
iii. The Horus
2. Four slim volumes of Structured Poetry, Short stories, Proverbs, Short stories and thoughts -
i. What Worth my Tomorrows
ii. A Lingering Fragrance
iii. The Tattered Pennant
iv. All Pure (A tribute to Omar Khayyam)
3. THREE Sci Fi Thrillers of Interstellar and Interplanetary Adventure - all of which are Readers Favorite 5 Star Reviewed.
i. Skymerge
ii. Skysplitter
iii. Spacevasion
At the moment I am working on a period novel set in the metropolis of Bombay in 1971.
I also Review Books professionally or as exchange reviews for books across genres if I like them ab-initio from the pitch.
All well and take care and keep in touch
Deepak Menon - 22nd January 2019
(India)

JTJoseph

Hi, I’m a YA author.

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Shoebears

Hello. My name is Dawn Doig. After an extremely rewarding career as a certified audiologist that spanned 23 years and took me to different parts of Canada, Kuwait, England, and Saudi Arabia, I am now a teacher of English as an additional language. My first teaching post was in Mongolia and I now live and work in Cameroon. I love to bake and share my goodies with others. Baking is a wonderful way to relieve stress. When not working, I love to travel with my hubby. I get inspiration for my books from the delightful children I work with, family and friends, travel and general life experiences, and the adorable kitties who have come into our life.

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Shoebears

Hello. My name is Dawn Doig. After an extremely rewarding career as a certified audiologist that spanned 23 years and took me to different parts of Canada, Kuwait, England, and Saudi Arabia, I am now a teacher of English as an additional language. My first teaching post was in Mongolia and I now live and work in Cameroon. I love to bake and share my goodies with others. Baking is a wonderful way to relieve stress. When not working, I love to travel with my hubby. I get inspiration for my books from the delightful children I work with, family and friends, travel and general life experiences, and the adorable kitties who have come into our life.

Soul71

Hello, I'm James Richardson, and I'm an indy author. Where I hope to bring my stories out into the world. Where it will take you the reader down the lanes of your imagination.

Antaeus

Hi. My name is Antaeus, I am the author of "The Prepared Citizen," a three-book series on how to react to, and avoid, dangerous situations and active shooter attacks. I have also published several other fiction and nonfiction books. I look forward to meeting other writers with the same goals as myself.

flight1207

Hello, I am Michael Bussa, an avid reader, and writer. I have been writing since the age of twelve and have numerous titles published on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Audible. Though I have heard it said many times that the short story is all but gone, I have worked tirelessly, and fruitfully, to contribute to the life of short stories.

TonyaM

Hello Everyone! I'm Tonya of Brooklyn, NY. I've been an RN (Registered Nurse) for 23 years, with an MSN and MBA. I'm currently completing an DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice), with a concentration as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I enjoy writing fictional stories, based on real, everyday life events. I also enjoy writing and developing computer programs and software applications. My greatest joy is my family, and spending time with them whenever possible. I'm married to my soulmate, and I love helping and mentoring others. My current book is Agony of Deceit, and is available for purchase in both eBook and paperback formats. All of my works are available on Amazon.

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skarimo

HI FRIENDS, MY NAME IS SAMIR KARIMO AND I'M A PORTUGUESE-SPANISH-ENGLISH WRITER. I've written supernatural in english, which has a portuguese and spanish version called SOBRENATURAL. And also Okulto. It deals with paranormal. From splatterpunk genre i've written with other writers ouija infernal 1 and 2 and sangre más allá del matadero

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skarimo

and i've forgotten my book are available at amazon

rmharrington


Hello all you hard working writers,

Rm Harrington here. You can call me Rm or you can call me Mike. I answer to either. Born in the hills of Taylorsville, I am a life-time resident North Carolina. That is 66 years and counting.

In the course of years, I have published short stories and software reviews in a host of slick-back magazines. Then, for a long spell, I shifted my creative talents into the computer software industry. For me, writing and programming cannot exist in the same time frame. I must do the one or do the other. Programming paid the bills.

However, in more recent years, I stepped back into the world of writing. As of date, I have sold more than 8000 pay-per-order Internet content articles. Topics range from construction to pest control and from computer repair to website development and management.

Now, I shift focus once again. As an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, I have restrained many stories within my internal content mill. They now burst free.

On my website https://rmharringtonshortstories.com, I self-publish various informational content as well a free-to-read science fiction and fantasy short stories. It is about getting my name out. But why not help others in the process.

I have also self-published multiple books on the Amazon KDP system.

I look forward to learning and sharing with all those who are here.

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