The Before Now and After Then
Peter Monn is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana where he lives with his dashing husband Alex and their brood of dogs named after their favorite literary muses.He is known for being  YouTube book blogger behind Peter Likes Books, a life coach, a dreamer, a romantic, a moon-child and a lover of driving around late at night.
Ralph Pullins joins us from Michigan. He graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University with a BA in Psychology. He lives, works, and writes in the mitten state with his wife and two boys.
Eight Days

Scott Thomspon is a Southern Gothic author who writes about what he knows, growing up in the South.

A Safe Place With You
César L. Baquerizo Baquerizo comes to our family from Ecuador, where he released his debut novel to high praise in his native language - Spanish. This author is one to watch, full of determination,  and sharing a beautiful story inspired by his journey as a hearing impaired gay man in Latin America.
Tobacco Sun
Lorna Hollifield joins our family of Southern Authors. She is an avid writer and is pursuing her writing career on full speed. You can get to know her on her website,
When Life Hands You A Lemon
Mike was born on December 26th of 1980. He graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies. Mike can be found on most social networks practicing anti-social behavior, yet welcoming you in with a warm heart.
Lian Villanueva Lansing joins our family from southern California. When she isn't tending to the needs of her cat, Dorian Gray, she is running mini marathons and working on her future catalogue of YA novels.
Scout's Honor

Dori was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in History and is a veteran of the United States Army. Dori currently works in the legal field in North Carolina, where she resides with her family.


Colin McMahon is a young voice from Boston, MA. He is not only a passionate creative but carries the same fire in his efforts to bring literature and the art of writing to rural communities in Massachusetts.

Something Beautiful
Amanda Gernentz Hanson comes to us from Texas where she works as a technical writer, runs marathons, and celebrates her diverse heritage. She can be found on her blog, Brown Eyed Twenty Something, which she has recently combined with her book club celebrating female and diverse authors, The Diverse/Lady Book Project.
Chasing Eveline

Leslie Hauser teaches middle school English and history. She is a Midwesterner at heart—born in Cincinnati, Ohio—but currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her dog Mr. Darcy. She loves cupcakes, coffee, and most of all—music. Visit Leslie at

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles

J.M. Sullivan is a science teacher, currently residing in Abu Dhabi. When she isn't running, being a Mom, or pinning things you have to repin, she is releasing short stories on WattPad and her blog,


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January 8, 2018


Welcome to 2018, readers!

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Paperback vs. eBook
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Influential Authors
April 24, 2017

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The Dark Side of Fairy Tales


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  • "Her character growth was immense. The development was very good.  Everything was written perfectly. I loved the fact that this novel gave us insight into the minds of real people."
    Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, 5-Star Review & 2016 Southern Fiction Bronze Medalist
  • "Dori is amazing with words, and maybe there is deeper meaning to this story than is apparent on the outside.",
  • "Scout's Honor thoroughly engages us from the moment we first meet the engaging Scout Webb, a sort of female Holden Caulfield whose lifelong struggles with love make a compelling read and teach us much.
    Mark Ehtridge, Mark Ethridge, author of Grievances and Fallout, screenwriter for Deadline and two-time Pulitzer Prize for Public Service recipient as managing editor of the Charlotte Observer


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