Genre: Contemporary Romances with plus-sized heroines
Publisher: Electric eBook Publishing
Personal URL: http://writerlady.homestead.com/homepage.html
Canadian eAuthor Judy Bagshaw is a woman with a mission and a unique
vision. She has lived all her life as a plus size person in a
thin-obsessed world. As a full time elementary school teacher for over
two decades, she has personally witnessed the effect this thin obsession
has had on many of her young, impressionable students. She has also
recognized the need for people of size to see themselves represented in
the media as more than the butt of jokes, the villain, or the jolly
sidekick. To this end, Judy’s romance short stories and novels feature
plus sized central characters living rich, involved lives, just as she
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Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Publisher(s): RFI West Publications Wings ePress Inc.
Personal Website: http://www.beverleybateman.com
Abuse investigation has been a part of Beverley Bateman's adult life.
Her career in public health nursing brought her into daily contact with challenging families and gave her an up-close view into the lives of
families from all social levels and occupations; including drug dealers,
hookers and abusers. This look into different and varied aspects of life
provided Beverley with a wealth of knowledge for her to draw on to enhance
her writing skills, as she develops emotional situations and realistic characters facing emotional and life-threatening challenges.
Beverley admits to being an avid reader of mystery and romantic suspense,
which began early in life with Nancy Drew. She also confesses to spending a
lot of time dreaming up locked room plots and conversations between fictional characters. After years of writing down scraps of plots and
promising to write the whole story one day, Beverley finally decided it was
time she succumbed to her long time desire to write. Purchasing her very
first computer and struggling with computer illiteracy, she finally put her
fingers to the keyboard and wrote her first novel, creating the characters
she had been talking to for years. The result is Death Awaits.
Beverley also loves developing secondary characters such as the wolfhound
dog in Death Awaits, to complement her hero and heroine. In her upcoming
Holly Devine series, set in Florida, the secondary character has early Alzheimer's.
When not working out the twisted details for her latest plot, Beverley
reads voraciously, and loves to travel, hike and cross country ski in the
Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, among the vineyards, beaches and mountains.
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M. D. Benoit
Genre: Science Fiction Mystery
Publisher: Zumaya Publications
Personal Website: http://mdbenoit.com
As long as she can remember, M. D. was either listening to her father's stories, or making them up herself. As a child having to do chores, many dishes were broken, or dust bunnies passed over, because she lived in her own imaginary world. Things haven't changed much since then --she still breaks dishes, and isn't much on housecleaning-- but instead of dreaming the stories, she writes them down.
M. D. has always been fascinated by science and how the mind works. How better to combine both, than to write science fiction? Her main concern in writing stories is to explore human nature, and how science can affect people's perception of their own humanity. For the past few years, her interests have focused on genetic engineering, from Genetically Modified Organisms, to genetic warfare and cloning. Her first novel,
Metered Space, is a sardonic view at such issues.
What makes us human? Explore this concept by meeting a whole bunch of aliens that have no human features, but may surprise you by acting more human than the flesh-and-blood bodies.
M. D. currently lives in Ottawa with her husband and her cat (who is really an alien in disguise).
She was a finalist for the 2000 Dream Realm Awards
and won Second place in the Focus West Writing Contest, The Ottawa Citizen,
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Genre: Politics, International Affairs, fiction-in-progress
Publisher(s): Suite101.com, 982Press.com, Funnelhead Publications
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Born in Regina but raised in Germany, Glenn Brigaldino
has only recently, in 2000 returned to Canada. A
social scientist and specialist in development
cooperation, he has lived and worked in Europe and
Africa, as well as Asia.
Now based in Ottawa, he runs a small consulting firm
(GB-BASE) that provides advisory and management
services in development cooperation and policy
management. Much of his writing relates to
international affairs, with occassional attempts at
fiction (still in progress). He remains associated as
an online editor with epo.de, a German web-portal on
international development issues.