A Night with the Authors Sat. Aug 27th, 8-11 PM EST
Meet the Authors
From the time Sharon Johnson learned to write, she had one dream, to become a writer and author. Writing has always been the one constant through every moment, both good and bad, in her life. She started with basic Haiku and rhyming poems; then later, she started writing simple one to two page stories. She’s always kept journals documenting her life and those of her children. Through every poem, story and journaled event, she never stopped looking for what she calls her ‘Charmed’ book. Year after year the book never came, until the summer of 2013, when a two to three page idea max, turned into ten then twenty pages and kept growing from there. It became clear within a very short time, her characters had much more to say and their story was far from over. And that’s how ‘The Chat Room’ was born. Eighteen months and a lifetime later, her dream finally became a reality in August 2015. There’s a saying she’s created as a part of her daily mantra; “Never stop looking for your happy ending, because your story isn’t finished yet…
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Hello, My darlings!
I shall introduce Myself. I am Dawn Madena. I am a ProDomme, and a switch. I have been in the lifestyle for 12 years and have learned a lot of lessons along the way.
I am now pursuing writing and wish to bring My experiences to a community who is seeking answers and insight. This is what I hope to accomplish with My writing. To educate and promote understanding, as well as safety. Also, I want to help women realize their sensuality.
I feel women crave to know they are worth the chase. To feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. This is what I hope to promote in women. Beauty, strength and intellectual sensuality.
Ava Bell was born and raised in Oklahoma where she resides with her husband, two children and three dogs. Ava discovered the world of indie authors about four years ago where she fell in love with so many of their books, she has always had a passion for reading and in high school she wrote several short stories but never shared them with anyone. Two years ago Ava decided to sit down and write a story that’s been evolving in her head for many years, Miles From Home, her first novel. When not writing, Ava is a full-time nurse, she also enjoys cooking, traveling and a good Margarita by the pool with her family. Some of her favorite authors are: Stephen King, Caroline Kepnes, C J. Roberts, Cassia Leo and Colleen Hoover, Ava has been fortunate enough to have met most of those on her list.
Ellie Masters has been exploring the worlds of romance, dark erotica, science fiction, and fantasy by reading and writing the stories she likes to read. When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: off roading, ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air, are just a few of her favorite pursuits.
Wife, lover, and mother are her most treasured roles, but Ellie has played many parts: counter-girl at McDonalds, a research assistant in a Nanofabrication facility, rocket scientist, physician, and now a published author with the release of her debut novel Changing Roles. Ellie is adding to her publications, HEART’S INSANITY: an Angel Fire Rock Romance coming August 2016.
She has lived all over the United States, east, west, north, south and central, but grew up under the Hawaiian sun. Now, Ellie is proud to call herself a Southern transplant, learning to say y’all and ‘bless her heart’ with the best of them. She lives with her beloved husband, two children who refuse to flee the nest, and four fur-babies; three cats who rule the household, and a dog who wants nothing other than for the cats to be his friends. The cats have a different opinion regarding this matter.
Ellie’s favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch, laptop in place, watching a fire, drinking a good wine, and bringing forth all the characters from her mind to the page and hopefully into the hearts of her readers.
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Teresa Crumpton writes dark supernatural thrillers along with poetry, nonfiction and short stories. She started writing when she was young, never thinking one day she’d turn her passion into a career. She started writing her novel in eight-grade, though it’s changed over the years. Teresa’s first novel, Her Legacy, is a haunting ghost story with a little rumored family history within the pages.
Teresa obtained two degrees, Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies, and English Lit, hoping to get into law school. In 2004 she married the man of her dreams. As they moved around the country her dreams changed. She once again went back to school, this time obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and her writing became not only her passion, but also the fulfillment of a promise to her father before he passed.
Teresa Crumpton grew up in Cincinnati and Dallas/Ft. Worth, making her a hybrid midwest and southern girl. She has five siblings (all half or step), which always made for a boisterous Christmas while traveling.
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Michael resides along the shoreline in Milford Connecticut, and renovates homes by day and indulges in his passion of writing at night, he is currently working on several short stories of the macabre for publication.
Michael Gagain penning under the pen name Black Reign started writing poetry and short stories in 2013. Residing on the water in Milford Connecticut. He has three books of dark poetry out and A Book of Dark Erotic Poetry.
I am also working on Several Short stories of the same Twisted passion as the poetry. I’m a lover of rain and the night. Renovating homes by day and writing late into the witching hour… My current hobbies include writing and writing more… I love reading Poe, Emily Dickinson and Charles Bukowski.
Kane Caldwell, an aspiring contemporary erotica Author. Writing had started years ago as a hobby but quickly turned into a passion. I am the epitome of a country boy with my jeans, t-shirt, hat, scruffy face, and work boots on, driving my truck.
I’m in my mid-forties, but my mind tells me different. I live in the south where the weather is warm but most times sweltering hot. I have two teenage boys that I’m very proud to call my sons.
A special woman in my life that keeps me grounded because, I may be a simple guy but have jagged edges. When I have down time, I love to be surrounded by family, friends, great food, or engrossed in a good book.
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Elias Raven was born and raised in Los Angeles. He’s an avid reader with a lifelong passion for writing. He’s a storyteller, a poet and a talented musician with an amazing voice. Oh, and let’s not forget an amazing cook!
As a young boy he spent many summers reading classics such as “The Adventures of Sherlock Homes” and “The White Company” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His creativity was constantly being pushed as he learned more and more about the world around him. His taste in literature spanned from classics to science fiction/fantasy. He expanded his taste into classical poetry devouring everything from William Blake to Milton, Dante, Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, T.S. Elliot, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Khalil Gibran, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Paul Verlaine, Walt Whitman, Alan Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carl Sandburg, Dylan Thomas, and Jim Morrison. These inspirations and his sheer love for reading had him take pen to paper around the age of 20.
Did I mention he’s a Musician? …You can often find him playing his guitars (both electric and acoustic) and keyboards and singing (4 octave ranges) in his home studio. He’s a classically trained music aficionado -trained early on by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Hayden, Liszt, as well as Big Band, Jazz and Rag Time. Spending time with his father at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; experiencing his first orchestra concert at the age of 9.
Elias the Gourmet Cook…Oh My!…His Japanese mother and grandmother trained him very well in fine culinary skills both in cooking and food appreciation from all over the world such as Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hawaiian, Pilipino, Greek, and Polish.
When Elias is not reading, writing, composing music or cooking…he can be found listening to music, playing games, hanging out with his kids. He enjoys going to concerts, going on culinary adventures, sightseeing, spending the day at the beach or in the mountains…just doing something adventurous!
Recently, Elias became inspired by Gina Whitney, Scott Hildreth, R.K.Lilley & Mia Sheridan for their Adult Erotic/Romance/BDSM writings. Cain ~ Sins of the Father is an epic romance with hot passion, love and vengeance. It’s a fusion of the traditional bible story, a battle between two brothers with wicked twists and turns bringing us forward to the present day.
From Elias…The fans are everything to me. They drive me to be even more creative. Their insight, feedback, the give and take are all what I live for. I am very people oriented and outgoing – I love interacting with the people reading my work. I love pulling the reader into what I’m seeing and feeling. I love to envelop the person reading my book into a sensory wonderland as the words stimulate the senses and thought processes and totally pull them into my story and the world I am painting so broadly before them.
He’s decided to share his passions with the world – Enjoy the journey with Elias Raven!
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Bryce Calderwood writes strange, dark, and beautiful erotic romance and erotica. That take you places you never thought you would go. Places of raw badassery, insatiable desire, uncontrollable lust. Dominance and submission. Spanking. Knock-down, drag-out rough sex. Girls with tentacles. Vampires. Sex & violence. Secret fantasies you’d never admit to. Dark desires. Exploring the boundaries between the human and the monstrous.
You may feel reluctant, at first, but you’ll be enjoying it too much to really fight it, and then, before you know it, you won’t believe what you just read.
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Mitch Workman/ M.R. Wallace
M.R. Wallace was born in Pendleton, Oregon. At the age of four he watched Star Wars for the first time. Science fiction and fantasy storytelling has been a staple of his life ever since.
M.R. started winning spelling bees in the first grade, and continued on into high school, where he even won a poetry competition, despite them having lost his original submissions for it.
Joining the army after high school, M.R. Wallace fixed helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan for six years. Now with more free time to write, he’s trying to do just that. He’s only a recent convert to horror writing, but really enjoys it and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.