by Dianne Hartsock
Having grown up in California and spending the first ten years of marriage in Colorado, Dianne now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her husband and two incredible children. Currently, she works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop, the perfect job for her. When not writing,she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
To keep in touch and follow the progress of Alex along the exciting road toward publication, you can visit her at: myspace.com/missdianneo or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Dreams Become Reality, What of Nightmares?
Alex hovers on the edge of the bridge as images of tortureand death crash into his mind. He walks a tightrope, neversure which side of sanity he’ll fall. He doesn’t know why the murder victims are revealed to him, though he guesses it’s because he’s escaped the killer once himself. He hears their cries for help, but even with the aid of Oakton’s police chief, he’s always one step behind the killer. He grows desperate as the lives of those closest to him are threatened. When his visions lead him to separate crime scenes, Alex becomes the prime suspect in the gruesome murders. To clear himself, he must find the killer. He has to stop him before he strikes again, perhaps in Alex’s own home. At the risk of losing everything, he must take the final, terrifying step into the killer’s mind.
THE BODIE LEGACY
by William Kercher
William Kercher grew up in Dayton, Ohio. After four years as a medic in the Air Force, he went to college to get his Masters of Science in geology from Wright State University, in Dayton. His degree led him to Houston and the oil industry. While doing oil exploration, he began writing fiction as a hobby. Although he likes mysteries, his heart is in science fiction. The science fiction he likes to read and write tends to be hard-science-based fiction.
In addition to The Bodie Legacy, he wrote Wildcat, an action/mystery novel that takes place in the Houston oil industry. While he uses the locations he knew in Houston, he admits that the murder and intrigue in Wildcat was not from his life. In fact, his oil exploration, while successful, was rather dull in comparison. He has also written Winter Trial, a science fiction/action thriller, as well as a collection of short stories.
In the area of non-fiction, he wrote Coping: How I am Living with Type 2 Diabetes. This details how his life changed after his diagnosis of diabetes. In his book, he shares the information he's learned about diabetes and how that information is making his life better. To contact the author, email him at email@example.com.
The Bodie Legacy
A genetic misfire, an aberrant gene split at conception. Whatever kind of biological accident occurred, Mordecal Adams's genetic blueprint produces a monster, a killer with the psychic ability to feel and enjoy people's suffering. This capacity leads to his addiction to the narcotic of human pain.
From the small town of Bodie, an abandoned relic of the 1900's oil boom, located near Houston, Adams preys on society's weakest. He uses his power to torture innocent victims for no reason other than to satisfy his need for human suffering.
Even after death, Mordecal continues his assault on humanity. In dreams and nightmares, he reaches out from beyond the grave. For his fix of souls to bring to his region of Hell, Mordecal seeks out Monica Evans in Oklahoma and Nick Thomas in Oregon.
Thrown together by shared nightmares, Monica and Nick learn that to save themselves from Mordecal, they need to combine their strength. They must destroy him before he can destroy them. Their quest for knowledge takes them to the Indian Nations in Southeastern Oklahoma. A Cherokee Medicine Man teaches them about Native American spiritualism and how to enter the world of the dead.
by Storey Lain
Storey Lain was born and raised in South Texas. She is currently majoring in Creative Writing/English with Specialization in Secondary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University and plans on becoming a high school teacher after her graduation in May of 2013. She spends her time between the Texas cities of Nacogdoches at college, San Antonio with her father, and Columbus with her mother, sister, and step-dad. Cold-Blooded is her first novel and she plans on writing many more books in the future. She can be reached at myspace.com/storey_lain or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Legend Has to Start Somewhere
The upper class neighborhoods of Highland Park is the last place you'd expect to find anything out of the ordinary and seventeen-year-old Lilie Young is no exception to the rule. Pretty and popular, she has everything she could ever ask for. Her best friend is queen bee of their high school, and her new boyfriend, Christopher, is the new
hottie on campus—but he isn't human.
When the world of humans and the underworld of supernatural beasts combine with high school, there's bound to be drama. The fight is on as Lilie's thrown into a whirlwind of an adventure made up of monsters who want to rule the world, sexy mind-controlling blondes, sweet housewife assassins, sword-spinning overprotective sisters, and Valley Girl psychic princesses. Who said dating a creature of lore would be easy?
by Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall went through our workshop with a vampire romance novel. She pleased her editor with her writing style, gritty concept of heroism, and her down-to-earth narrative style. She currently has been signed to Melange Publishing, and you can check out her book, Promise Me, through their web site.
Congratulations, Tara. Wishing you much literary success in your endeavors. Keep up the good work.
by Michelle E. Deda
Michelle was born in 1979 in Clayton County, Georgia and raised in Peachtree City. In ’98, she moved to Atlanta to start college for graphic design. She later dropped out after discovering her true calling was becoming an author. For the past nine years, she’s worked as a film projectionist, where most of her writing is done. She’s a wife and the mother of two girls. Michelle is currently working on two other books, a nonfiction story and another fantasy/sci-fi, with plans to start on a three-part dark fantasy series. You can reach the author at email@example.com.
An Unheard of War Will Begin Unless One Man
Heralds a Warning to Prevent It.
The moment Nikolai Crowe finds his ex-girlfriend’s murdered body in Central Park, he’s arrested for the crime and caught up in an elaborate set-up that could get him killed. Fortunately, he has an unlikely ally, a genetically engineered human clone, one of twenty who’ve escaped the laboratory and their creator on the island of Mill Rock. The clone rescues Nikolai from corrupt cops holding him and helps him realize the set-up goes much deeper than he imagined. Jade Sho, his murdered ex, knew a dangerous secret about the clones. In order for Nikolai to clear his name, he has to hunt for answers while the entire city is hunting for him.