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Richard Andrew Olkusz Richard Andrew Olkusz, “Ricky” to his friends and family, is on a life mission - to perfect his words and bring poetic dimension to a secondary world. The diverse experiences that accompanied his eighteen-year surveying career profoundly shaped his life. The daily measuring of real estate and construction properties fueled his love of poetic description, humorous anecdotes, spiritualism, and paranormal investigation. Ricky and his business partner, Dave, ran Olkwood publishing since 2007, where they developed rules for a tabletop R.P.G. and created Afternity. Ricky works from home drafting maps using AutoCAD, he continues to write novels, poetry,...
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Julie Jirout As a 15-year veteran English teacher, Julie Jirout's fiction often features the promotion of literacy and the theme of justice. As Julie completed a Master's Degree in English Education, she took linguistics classes that inspired a love of editing. When she isn't experimenting with new recipes, reading, or watching PBS documentaries, she's exploring the first-person voice in a new character or discussing fiction and language in her blog. With a focus on the clarity of English expression, Julie’s Blue Water Writing features bi-weekly posts. As Editor and participant, Julie provides feedback and support for its weekly podcasts and video...
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B. Lawrence B. Lawrence began writing at his elementary school desk and finished his first short story during high school.  As an adult, B. improved his skill set and expanded his literary influences. Most satisfied creating worlds for his characters, B. followed up his first action novel in 2008 with a full-length spy novel. As a die-hard sports fan, it is not surprising that B.’s third novel features baseball players in peril with a playoff berth on the line. B.’s interest in sports goes beyond writing and extends to the playing field where he coaches youth basketball and football.  A...
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Tom Tiernan From an early age, Tom had an attraction to the fantastic. His love of movies began at an early age when he saw Disney's 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea. Captain Nemo opened an entire world for Tom. He was thrilled to discover that it was a book. Nemo is Tom's favorite fictional character, empathizing with the captain as he wages war on War itself. Tom has written a Star Trek novel in which the Enterprise discovers Nemo and his crew living in a terraformed solar system hidden within a nebula. In the 4th grade, Tom read Flying Saucers: Serious Business by Frank Edwards....
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