E. Allison

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E. Allison

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I am an independent author from Eastern Iowa, and primary keep my interest in the realm of zombies. I currently juggle writing, motherhood and a full-time job in the medical field. I found my love for writing during a high school mythology class, and for zombies about 10 years later. Zombie Revolution is the first of many fiction creations.

Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers

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Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers

 

maggie-riversA Southern girl  born and bred, I began writing as a child, and sold my first piece of writing at the age of twenty-one.

Growing up  I spent as much time with  books as I could.  I still love  that first smell of a book as you  open its pages and the feel  of them in my hand.

Like most writers, my house is filled with  books I’ve read countless times.  I could open my own  library!

I collect stilettos and have them sitting on  every available space in my office.  They  tend to show up  in a lot  of my stories as does my micro- mini  teacup Chihuahua named “Mouse”.   Believe  me  though, she’s no mouse.  I should have named her “Killer” instead!

I write hot, sexy, sizzling romances where the hero is just what my heroine needs.  He’s strong and confident with  broad shoulders and six- pack abs.  His face is more rugged than handsome but he  has a heart of gold hidden underneath all his  protective armor.

Visit my website at:  http://www.maggierivers.com

Snus Hill Winery

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Snus Hill is an award-winning family owned winery in rural Iowa striving to create wines with a regional identity reflective of the soils and climate using American and French-American varieties.

The quiet and peaceful countryside awaits you with pastoral views from expansive decks. A large banquet room with a dance floor is available for weddings, anniversaries, or private parties. In summer, enjoy the tree shaded lawns or sitting in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch while you savor one of our Snus Hill wines.

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The Snus Hill Winery name is reflective of the family’s Swedish heritage and their love of cats. Snus is the name of John and Diane’s affectionate and beguiling tobacco brown Burmese cat. The cat got his name from an old Swedish chewing tobacco (Snus). The white cat on the labels was chosen to represent their platinum Burmese cat.

Wondering how to pronounce Snus? Just remember it rhymes with goose. As in, if you miss Read Between The Vines at “Snoose” Winery, you’re a silly “goose.”

If you’d like to know more about the venue for Read Between The Vines, you can visit the Snus Hill Winery website!

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Savannah Verte

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Savannah Verte

 

Savannah-VerteA lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write. Her first release in decades, Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball began the journey August 1, 2015. Her short story, What they didn’t know, was featured in the January/February BTS magazine, and she co-authored a paranormal piece, Kingdoms Fall, which came out in early 2016. She will be releasing her next two solo ventures, the first two books in The Custos series -Book of Change & Book of Time also in 2016. After that, she’ll be working on her competition piece, Chasing Daylight for Cherry Adair’s Finish the Damn Book Challenge. There is a long list of titles to come after those are done too.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She love good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

Follow Savannah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte
or on her webpage My Revolution: www.savannahverte.com

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Maria Watson

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Maria Watson

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Maria Watson’s interest in science fiction goes all the way back to when Dr. Who had a long scarf. Her love for the arts goes beyond writing to photography and music. She has had the opportunity to travel as a vocalist and classically trained violinist in styles ranging from the contemporary to mariachi.

She has worked as a CNA and currently is employed as a dispatch facilitator for life flight helicopters.  Maria is one third parts of the singing gospel group, AMA. Her interests are music, writing, travelling & photography. She also enjoys spending time with her pet cats and dog.

Marilyn Baszczynski

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Marilyn Baszczynski

 

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Marilyn Baszczynski lives in rural Iowa west of Adel with her husband, Chris, a career scientist and musician, along with their menagerie of pets.  She grew up in Ontario, Canada where she earned a Ph.D. in French literature. In addition to writing, Marilyn likes to spend time reading, gardening, teaching, tutoring and with her family.

Writing since childhood and largely inspired by living in the country, Marilyn finds her voice in connecting with the land and all who live there, and weaves these journeys into her poems; they have won awards and been recognized in various NFSPS and Iowa Poetry Association contests. Her poetry has been published in Abaton, The Aurorean, Lyrical Iowa, Midwest Poetry Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Whistling Shade, Sweet Annie & Sweet Pea Review and has appeared online at Loch Raven Review and Mused—the BellaOnline Literary Review, among others.

In July 2015, her book Gyuri. A Poem of Wartime Hungary, was published by Whistling Shade Publications. This work, based on the experiences of Hungarian refugees as well as her own parents, appears as the first volume in the Geste Series put out by Whistling Shade. In this narrative poem, Marilyn recounts a story of love and heartbreak, hope, loss and failure, set against the maelstrom of World War II.

Marilyn is currently President of the Iowa Poetry Association (since 2014) where she has been an active member since 2000 and webmaster of their website at http://www.iowapoetry.com. She is coordinator and member of the Omega Poetry Group (Urbandale Iowa) and holds membership in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

You can find out more about Marilyn at www.marilynbaszczynski.com

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Dick Enos

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Dick Enos

 

Born in DM, grew up in Altoona, and graduated from South East Polk H.S. I cut my teeth on the likes of Mickey Spillane, Raymond Chandler, E.R Burroughs, Lester Dent, and Walter Gibson.

They opened my mind to worlds that both existed, and would never be, but it left me with a desire to tell stores of my own.  To take readers to those places, those times, and make them believe.

My first novel, Killer Kowboys from Space, did just that and began the career of Rick Steel.  When the world needs a hero, the world needs Rick Steel.  Set in the early fifties, Rick and his crew go anywhere, daring anything, in search of adventure!  Action, and Adventure at its best!

Lara Destiny, is my contemporary hero.  She was once NYPD, and born Larry.  She faces the trials, tribulations, and the triumphs of a Transgender woman, working cases on the seamier side of life in New York.