Raptor Bloom is an action-thriller that pits two men from very diverse cultures in a deadly conflict. Fate and circumstances bring them together amidst an environment of treachery, stolen technology, and sabotage, leading to a violent clash of ideology and intellect with global consequences.
Thomas Belisle leverages his extensive career in the military and aircraft industry to build stories of suspense, action, and intrigue. He has hands-on experience with a wide range of aircraft, weapons and explosives, and feet-on-the-ground time in the Middle East, Europe, the Far East, and Asia. His first novel, Raptor Bloom, was published in April 2020. His second novel, Taking the Dream Spinner, will be ready for release in June 2021. He lives with his wife Cathy in Florida.
Your president and your humble webmaster/director-at-large both have newly-published e-articles to report.
Dan is a licensed amateur radio operator and also is the Public Information Coordinator (PIC) for the Southern Florida Section of the ARRL, the national organization for amateur radio. Recently, he wrote an article for the ARRL, titled Space Coast ARES Group Keeps Pace with County Needs. This article documents the evolution of Amateur Radio Emergency Services on the Space Coast of Florida. Many folks do not realize that amateur radio (also known as "ham radio" operators step in during emergencies to provide backup two-way communications, oftentimes using their own radios and antennas.
Ancient prophets spoke of the End Times, and so it came to pass. The Forever Wars over, disease and famine took their toll, and human civilization collapsed. But through it all, Pastor Thomas Speaker struggled to keep hope alive by counseling his listeners and providing spiritual guidance and practical knowledge for survival.
Evil, too, remained ever-present, ever-threatening, ravaging the vestiges of a broken society and feeding on those left behind
One survivor, Thomas Henry Edward Cat, had a special gift, one he believed would connect all creatures everywhere. To do so, he must journey across Mid-America and pass this gift on to the Pastor. He would need a little help from his friends.
T.W. Lofgren's career began as a photographer, passing through a period in construction trades and as a claims adjuster for a major company. His creative writing developed from a challenge set down by his daughter--to explore a talent first discovered in a college creative writing course. His writing style blends satire, reality, and fantasy to make a poignant commentary on today's critical issues.
Drew Phillips is a broken man, and after a failed marriage to another woman, he realizes that Emmy Lee was his only chance at real happiness. As a result, he vows to find her again 24 years later. However, finding her again is not exactly what he or anyone else would have expected.
Last Exit to Fate is a grand adventure set in the late eighties and into the recent past, and includes stops in some of the most gorgeous places in Western Europe along the way. Most of all, it is a story of hope. In this hope may lie the means to recapture the most precious thing in the universe. This, of course, is true love.
K. Turk Osman (Ken Osman) did his undergraduate studies at Wabash College, obtained a Master’s Degree at Drake University, and finished his coursework towards a Ph. D. at Florida Atlantic University. Turk is married to the lovely Robin and has one daughter, Maddy, who is the oldest soul he knows. His writing influences include Tom Robbins, Michael Crichton, and Richard Bach. He is has recently completed his second book, Jigsaw Reality, which is currently being edited. (04/28/21)
Betty has just released her twenty-sixth book, Cortland Place on Apple Tree Lane. This is the third in her Apple Tree Lane series, set in upstate New York. It recounts the continuing story of Beth and Jim Walters on property once inhabited by Mohicans, early Dutch settlers, an Icehouse harvesting business, and now a living museum community venue. Cortland Place on Apple Tree Lane brings the family to the threat of COVID and its effects on their thriving business. This is another book using the NaNoWriMo opportunity to write a book in a month, although the revision and editing continued through April. It is available on her Amazon author's page, Betty Whitaker Jackson, and soon will be included on her website at www.bettyjackson.net. (3/26)
The action starts ten minutes after the conclusion to A Crimson Sky for Dying, when young private detective Archie Archibald gets his second case.
Beautiful Lauren McAllister, from the famous McAllister spice dynasty, has suspicions her husband is fooling around…again. She hires Archie to corroborate her assumptions.
A sudden, untimely death plunges Archie into the dark underbelly of the wealthy McAllister family, where things are not what they appear to be.
The story heats up when the shady Mrs. Culpepper rents a storefront several doors down from Archie’s office, and her hot-tempered son, Slim, starts paying unwanted attention to Archie’s new office manager. What exactly are the Culpeppers up to?
Throw in fast Cigarette boats, dangerous artifacts from the Amazon, and a steroid-crazed bodybuilder, and Archie and his friend Luther find themselves once again in the middle of another perilous mystery.
James R. Nelson has published twelve mystery novels and a collection of short stories. Several of his stories can be found in anthologies published by the Space Coast Writers Guild.
He is currently the treasurer of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, a founding board member of The Brevard Author Society, and is on the board of the Melbourne Beach Friends of the Library. He has a Master’s of Education degree.
He belongs to several author critique groups and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker on various author panels and book signing events in Brevard County, Michigan, and Wisconsin. (3/19)
Award-winning author, Jay Heavner, has written his ninth book, Murder of Cowboy Gene, the fifth in the Florida Murder Mystery series. His protagonist's abilities at crime-solving have caught the eye of various law enforcement officials, including the Governor Steel, who offers Roger Pyles the chance to catch a slick serial bank robber known as Cowboy Gene, who has eluded capture for years. Will he be able to survive and solve his latest challenge? Readers say it’s his best book yet.
All of the author’s books from Canaveral Publications can be purchased at Amazon in eBook or paperback and at select local book stores. Mr. Heavner’s Braddock’s Gold series, centered in the Cumberland, Maryland area, also has four books in it. Autographed copies can be obtained from the author.
Mr. Heavner is recently retired and spends his time between homes in West Virginia and central Florida. He says that as long as he has breath and people keep asking for another book, he’ll keep writing and not disappoint them. His website is www.jayheavner.com. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jay.heavner1
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Bess Whitaker Ferris, my mom, was a woman of remarkable talents who overcame her meager circumstances in a dusty town in Texas. Raised by a grandmother who had great positive influence on her life, she became a true Proverbs 31 woman beloved by her large family, her many friends, and those she reached in numerous volunteer capacities. I want everyone to know her name!
This book includes several of her unpublished manuscripts. revealing the genesis of her "I Can Do It" attitude. This joins my other books: fiction, poetry, devotional guides, children's books, nonfiction, and work in twelve juried anthologies. I won the Reader's Digest LifeRich Memoir Writing Contest with my book, Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma. I also wrote my second NaNoWriMo book in November, a sequel to my Apple Tree Lane books. I am currently proofreading and revising it.
My work is available on my website www.bettyjackson.net and on my author page Betty Whitaker Jackson on Amazon.com. All my books are available in e-book and paperback formats. Thanks to SCWG for encouragement and my wonderful writing partners, Peg Insula and Gail Golden! 12/23
While preparing for her upcoming wedding, Shoshone maiden Pine Cone is kidnapped by a band of Crow warriors in a surprise raid on Chief Washakie’s village. Her two handmaidens are taken as well.
Deer Runner, Pine Cone’s intended is devastated at the news and plans to track the Crow back to their village after he helps restore order to his own burned-out village.
This raid, that he did not order, displeases Chief Plenty Coup of the Crow people. He does not want to destroy the tentative peace he has with Chief Washakie, so he tries to bargain by holding the three girls for ransom.
However, one of the Crow warriors, Wolf Killer, doesn't want to give up his captive and claims the right of the victor to keep Pine Cone for himself.
Who will win in this battle for love and honor and keep two tribes from going to war?
Dante finally finds the job of his dreams: working in Italy and learning the language but when the Coronavirus hits Italy, his world is turned upside down. The only person who gets him through it is Serenella, and all he needs to do is step out onto his uncle's balcony and there she is! On top of dealing with COVID-19, there are other wrenches that are thrown in their midst during this odd year of 2020. How will the year end for Dante and Serenella? Only one way to find out!
Visiting Florence at Christmas? Count yourself lucky—it’s a gorgeous time of year to visit! While Florence is beautiful year-round, holiday decorations and Christmas cheer add a festive touch.
Yes, authentic Florentine recipes can be found in this 2nd book of the "Christmas in..." series
Purple represents the future, imagination and dreams while spiritually calming the emotions, promoting harmony, and contributing to mental balance and stability. Empower yourself with Color. Within this anthology are magic, mystery, creativity, devotion, and a wild hos of imaginings. Meet Abu-dah Aqui, genie of the spring; come home to Christmas; rescue a dog; meet the first female brigadier general and a colorful palette of characters.
Cindy is an author, avid hiker, gardener, musician, artist, winner of the SCWG Don Argo award for Florida literature, Past President of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and a member of its board of directors for six years. Cindy Foley enjoys helping others to develop their writing skills. Also a member of the Florida Writers’ Assoc., she frequently appears as guest speaker at writers’ conferences and for book clubs. Contact: email@example.com www.amazon.com/author/cyfoley www.cindyafoley.com
I don’t do grief well. It’s scary to express my feelings. But I know from first-hand experience that it is devastating to our body, mind, and spirit to avoid them. I stuffed my feelings so deep that they could hardly be recognized for what they were. An opportunity to experience love.
There’s something about unexpected loss. When I was told of my husband’s passing, a bomb went off inside. My ears rang. My body went numb. Life stood still, and the hands on the clock stopped moving. While all around me family and friends cried, I heaped their pain onto my shoulders wishing I could make it all go away. When I could no longer bear the weight of all this grief, I shoved it deeper into myself, slowly poisoned my entire being, and stopped feeling all together.
It wasn’t until I met my counselor and now good friend, Trevor Wry of Inflow Health Systems, that I learned the value of expressing my emotions. He says, “True joy is never contained. It is expressed. Your heart will always lead you to your beauty. True surrendering comes from realizing the internal gifts that are yours to give the world.”
Our natural state is Peace. When I choose to stifle my feelings, I block the pathway to peace.
God said, “Peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” What a beautiful, loving gift.
I can be vulnerable. It’s then that I can understand another’s vulnerability. I can be sad. Only then can I have compassion for someone else’s sadness. When I connect with my emotions, I can connect with others. And, when I connect with others, there is love.
Today I “Celebrate My Grief” and thank God that feeling is everything I imagined and more. It’s my life force.
Audrey has survived the loss of her father and an alcoholic mother, and is planning a future with the man of her dreams, blissfully unaware that Fate has a very different future in mind.
When she receives an antique Russian doll, from a mysterious yet strangely familiar crone, she has no inkling of the devastating effect this incident will have on her life.
Discovering the sinister secret trapped within the Matryoshka will have consequences that sets her on a path of theft, betrayal and murder.
Whom can she trust? Can she escape from a collision course with destiny and finally find peace?
Jessica May Broyles, a brand new member of SCWG, is a writer and the author of the new novel, The Nested Charmer: A Matryoshka’s Hidden Legacy. As a certified high school counselor, she spent most of her career working with teens. As a result, her characters are portrayed with depth, bringing to light social and family issues plaguing today’s society. Jessica has completed several creative writing courses at Eastern Florida State College and has written several short stories. She took seventh place in a Writer’s Digest children’s short story competition. She lives with her husband George, and golden-doodle Charlie, a few miles outside Kennedy Space Center. Like the rockets, Jessica's new book will soar into the heavens! You can purchase The Nested Charmer on Amazon or on her Facebook page
The Magic of Christmas - A Christmas Anthology of the Poetry of Richard A. Marschall is a compelling, insightful and timeless collection of Christmas verses, and pentameter, that addresses the ageless question of whether, or not, Christians still accord the proper significance to the true meaning of Christmas. A blend of wry humor, perception and acumen, the consequence of years of observation and endeavors, the verse merges and balances the virtues of human perception, awareness and frailty into the black kettle of mortal inquiry, self-examination and doubt.
His flowing mix of various poetic styles from the simple rhyme, to the more intricate pentameter and sonnet, lays the foundation for the re-examination of our Christian faith, and asks the hard questions we are wont to shuffle aside in today's fast-paced materialistic, secular world. Streaming through it all is the recurring thought and emotional construct that there is something more, a Higher Power, if you will, that transcends the boundaries of Earth and time.
The new deadline is July 1, 2021!
The Space Coast Writers' Guild is mixing it up a bit this year. The Short Story Contest and the Anthology are combined into one submission and one publication. Please click on the link below for full details and rules.
NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO PAGES TO THE RULES!