There are lots of people that dream of being a writer but never put in the time to actually write. Bruce Boyers is a real writer, putting in the hard work at his craft producing words upon words which have landed everywhere from websites and blogs to promotional materials and works of fiction. His career as a freelance writer allowed him to perfect a control over the written word which most aspiring writers never achieve. Boyers took his writing skills to the next level with the creation of a science fiction world filled with spaceships and adventure but also introducing a totally unique character: a private investigator by the name of Dragon, a sci-fi Sherlock Holmes that has a passion for solving cases like Boyers' passion for writing great stories.
Bruce Boyers lives in Glendale, California. At a very early age he became influenced by science fiction and the works of people like Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling. It was no surprise that he would one day return to the world of science fiction but it may have come as a surprise to many in the field that he would be starting with such a fresh, vibrant and engaging protagonist with his first published story "Cabal." With a single short story Boyers gave us one of the most bold and intelligent heroes to be added to the pantheon of science fiction in quite a while.
Dragon is an intergalactic investigator that spans the galaxy solving cases that no one else can. He is a true professional, the guy you hire when you need discreetness and assurance that the job will get done. Dragon has a fantastic sidekick by the name of Parts, not human by any means but gives Dragon a reliable ally that can act more humanely than most humans. Boyers' story in "Cabal" is one of gripping momentum that forces one to turn pages because you are invested in finding out the mystery and solving the case right along with Dragon. He stays ahead of the reader, never taking an obvious path but instead leads you straight into unforeseen territory filled with excitement and very big payoffs. "Cabal" is currently available with more Dragon Intergalactic Crime Chronicles soon to be published in a book. If you are a fan of the very best of science fiction tales and enjoy the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you have a very rewarding trip to take with Bruce Boyers. Enjoy the ride!
To read "Cabal" by Bruce Boyers please visit http://www.amazon.com/Cabal-Dragon-Intergalactic-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B005WL1Z7Y
For more information on Bruce Boyers please visit www.boyersmarketing.com
Catherine Weaver grew up in Northern California and decided to use the inspiration of the Golden State's landscape to create an entirely new universe for readers. It has its own alternate history of California filled with griffins, amazons, magicians, and leprechauns. Weaver manages to connect this alternate universe to our own in the pages of her book "Gold Dust" which successfully gives middle readers a tale packed with imaginative and magical themes. Her writing has managed to weave together one of the most original stories to come around in quite a long time and although written for a younger audience, readers of all ages will find something to take away from this adventurous world sprung from the mind of a California dreamer.
Weaver's family ties to California stretch back five generations and many members of her family were or are writers, poets and artists. From a young age she discovered works like "The Lord of the Rings," "Stranger in a Strange Land," "1,001 Arabian Nights" and others which set her on a creative path. She received professional training in music, theater and dance which resulted in her ability to play the trumpet, sing in choir, perform Shakespeare, dance in any style and is also a professionally trained mime. Through it all she recognized her skill to tell a story and added writing to her long list of artistic credentials. One day while marveling at the beauty of her native California she realized there was a lack of stories which took place in the culturally and story rich state. Catherine Weaver saw a hole and she immediately set out to fill it and lucky for us she planted a story as equally rich in flavor as the landscape which inspired it.
"Gold Dust" is the story of Alex Lee, a young girl with her attention on homework, boys and her recently changed mother. Alex's mom is completely lifeless when she comes home from work and her normal cheerful self when she calls home from work. Alex is clueless as to the cause and one day meets a leprachaun named Martin that injects a bit of magic into her life that leads to her discovery of an entirely different version of California that is somehow tied to her mother. Transporting herself to another world and mastering the use of magic through exercising her imagination and helping others along the way, all lead to Alex's empowerment and the betterment of two worlds because of it. The book reminds you of "Alice in Wonderland" or "The Chronicles of Narnia" in its use of transporting the main character from one world into another, yet the way it is done and all that follow are very unique. Weaver is able to make a world of griffins, leprechauns and magic seem utterly acceptable and completely appropriate to the story. She has you believing that gold does contain magical properties and that some trees have beautiful spirits living within that can carry you to a more magical version of the world you're living in.
This story is important because it offers readers the idea that the world does not have to be lifeless and dull, that instead it is filled with wonderful, magical beauty and adventure. It sparks the imagination, encourages us to be better and not only make our world better but be on the look out for other worlds. Catherine Weaver has constructed an entire fantasy world and built a bridge to it that, although newly erected, will continue to carry adventurous dreamers across for many years to come. "Gold Dust" is the first in a series of books starring Alex Lee and I am sure this gifted author will give us more magic, more imagination and through a little more gold dust, she just might start another Gold Rush in California.
For more information on Catherine Weaver:
Her Blog: http://islandofcalifornia.blogspot.com
Her Book: http://thebookcity.com/cweaverbooks.html
Ron Kule is a man out to make a difference through his art. Practically every written work he has published helps people across our planet in some way. Whether it's his book "Chef Tell - The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Chef" featuring a forward by Regis Philbin or his book "Sell Better, Sell Easier, Sell Anything Artfully," which is currently helping to grow businesses globally or his incredibly inspirational book on The University of South Carolina's NCAA National Championship baseball team, Kule's books are impacting and improving others. His book "Carolina Baseball: Pressure Makes Diamonds," which he co-wrote with J. David Miller, even helps the The Ray Tanner Foundation, which donates all of its net profits to help build a Miracle Field to give physically disabled children the chance to play baseball.
Ron Kule's book about Chef Tell chronicles the life and times of the TV Showman Chef, who was a genuine pioneer in his field. It has received numerous glowing reviews from celebrities and opinion leaders and is an exciting account of a dynamic individual who's story has now come to light for fans. Kule has done a remarkable job bringing this tale to the public. His tackling of what happens in front of and behind the cameras promises to make a big effect when it reaches the hands of an eager audience.The book "Chef Tell: The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Showman Chef" is available September 1st, 2013 but can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com using the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Chef-Tell-Biography-Americas-Pioneer/dp/1626360049/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1366390440&sr=8-8&keywords=chef+tell
REVIEWS for "Chef Tell - The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Chef" by Ron Kule
"WOW is a great start for Ron Kule's Chef Tell ~ America's Most Pioneering TV Celebrity Chef. This is a wonderful account of one man's voyage and how in so many ways every reader will connect with something. It is engaging, and takes you through all the emotions of life, leaving with you to decide what is next for you, and how will you make the most of your today - it's a testament of the human spirit.”
-- Tracy Repchuk, Best Selling Author, International Speaker
“Chef Tell was a man of great humor and incredible skills in the kitchen. He brought wonderful food to the table as well as love and laughter. The author Ronald Joseph Kule did an impeccable job bringing to life Chef’s humor and passion for food.” -- Iron Chef Cat Cora
“Chef Tell started all this television madness about chefs.” – TV Host, Regis Philbin
Besides these non-fiction volumes, Ron Kule has also left his mark in fiction and poetry. His short story "ThunderCloud and The Old Man" was published in Better World Stories for a Better World, he wrote a young adult novel called "ThunderCloud" which he plans to grow into a series, and has also written a sci-fi thriller "Aleria" and a children's book called "Tiny Friends." His poems have been published by Artists for a Better World International, Artists in Action International and The International Library of Poetry, to name a few.
Ron Kule currently lives in Clearwater, Florida and continues to set the bar high with future collaborations on non-fiction works as well as putting forward a steady stream of fiction and poetry. Amongst his writings and art is an overwhelming effort to help mankind, to create an impact in areas it is definitely needed and accomplish an inspirational spirit which lights a path for tomorrow's authors and poets to follow. Everyday he is changing our world for the better in a powerful way.
To learn more about Ron Kule please visit his website: www.ronkulebooks.com
Watch this video to learn more about the Miracle Field Ron Kule is helping to build:
Stephen Cook has had an adventurous life but none of his exploits have yielded the same tenacity he has for the profession of writing. He took something that began as a hobby and turned it into a career. His beginnings as a hobbyist fiction writer quickly turned into much more the moment he decided to approach his writing head on and without any back offs.
He completed his first book of science fiction short stories "Genghis Kant," had one of his short stories, "Vara Stakis" accepted for publication in a British Anthology, published two books of poetry and wrote a very important book on the subject of economic reform titled, "The Worm in the Apple." His non-fiction work "The Worm in the Apple" is Cook's attempt at exposing the current monetary system as a huge fraud and he takes pride in knowing he has done his part to educate people about such an important and penetrating issue. On top of this, Stephen Cook is also a freelance copywriter contributing written works for websites, newsletters, advertisements, and press releases. He is also a regularly featured columnist for The Sussex Newspaper in England.
Stephen Cook is definitely a man that knows what he wants from life. He has followed his life's passion for the written word and today his writings are found all across our planet. You can find out more about Stephen Cook and discover his works for yourself on his website: