Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Hi Everyone,

As the writing community in the Phoenix area has grown and flourished, I have personally moved in another direction.  I have stepped away from my other responsibilities in the community, and placed them in other capable hands.  This site is no longer a necessary tool to connect the disparate groups and projects together as I am no longer a community leader.  I do not have as easy access to the information that was so readily available to me before, and will no longer update the site.

I hope you found this a useful resource in the past, and wish the best in the future.

Best Regards.


Local Books – Hereos of Aeolyne (Heroes of Aeolyne Book 1)

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Grand heroes of Aeolyne, they had been long observed by a mysterious force and
led to a land where they all will soon meet. Warriors and leaders that had suffered
much and delivered freedom that is needed. Soon they will all join the path to
help deliver the land from the dreaded Dragon Dorica’lax. Come meet these
grand heroes and see their journey beginnings.

Local Books – The Legends of Aeolyne

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The Legends of Aeolyne is a vast land that has had many peoples claim and build their homes. But war is always around the corner. A land filled with mystery, forgotten lands, races and many hidden treasures. Drecue a half-elf prince is drawn into an on-going struggle between cultish factions and his father’s decaying kingdom. As the struggle becomes larger it entangles the hero that would be the cults down fall, but he has his own agenda. This universe calls on your imagination to breathe life into old mythical beasts and classical creatures. The Legends of Aeolyne were drawn from the Authors love of classical history and many hours in the library. Come and build this world and live it in your dreams.


Local Books – The Gathering (End’s Beginning)

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by Randy Lindsay (Author)

Robert Williams didn’t expect an early honorable release from his mission, but upon his return home, he sees the reason for the surprise decision. Unemployment, rampant violence, and frequent food shortages have put the United States on the brink of another civil war. As the threads of society unravel, the Williams family must adapt to drastic changes as the long-foretold gathering begins to take place.

The Gathering coming January 14, 2014 from Cedar Fort

Local Books – Neworld Papers Series 1: The Historian’s Tale

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by KB Shaw (Author)

s revealing the truth worth the disruption of a society?

Fallon lives in a peaceful world that has no concept of war, or murder, or even love. It is a society that prohibits histories and pledges itself to “The Service of Today and the Building of Tomorrow.”

Just weeks before he reaches adulthood, Fallon is torn from his sheltered life as a ward of the state. He is drawn into a subversive group that needs his secret talents and he quickly becomes a chronicler of discoveries that threaten to destroy the very fabric of Neworld.

Can Fallon handle the weight of the new responsibilities thrust upon him while he navigates relationships with the feisty redhead Aidan and raven-haired beauty Lenore?

Local Books – The Crossover Test

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by Joseph Schwartz (Author)

James Conrad has one hell of a headache. In two days, he must drive to Montana with his self-absorbed, drug-addicted little brother named Rory, eulogize the father he barely remembers, and find his gun-toting, mysticism practicing mother, who is convinced she will be dead in a day. All standard procedure for the former Army Ranger, except for the man following them…a shape-shifter from another dimension…an assassin sent to kill them all.

The Crossover Test follows these four outcasts in a supernatural road trip across America, toward a violent and bizarre climax at the banks of the Missouri River and the gate to another world, where a family will confront the core of evil, discover the secrets of their mysterious past, grow closer, and most importantly, stay alive.

Local Books – 13 Baktun: The Beginning of the Aftermath

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Benedict Gardner , Stan Lamprecht , Shaw Carey , Charles L. M. Plumb , Anna Questerly , L.Cat Harrington , W. Jerald “Jerry” Cole , John Judson , Isabel A. Worden-Klym , Jesse Harrington

An anthology of short stories about the apocalypse and the end of the Mayan calendar written by a group of writers from the used book store, dog-eared pages used books in Phoenix.

Local Books – Philosopher’s Requiem

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Anthology of short stories, poetry and artwork created by members of Dog Eared Writers Workshop. Our writing pieces range from thirty-page stories to seventeen-syllable haiku and encompass such diverse genres as science fiction, mystery, non-fiction and adventure. Our group is comprised of veteran writers, aspiring novices, and every level in between. Amongst our membership, we represent over a dozen published books, while for some of us Philosopher’s Requiem constitutes our initial foray into publication. A number of us write novels while others prefer short stories, and a few specialize in poetry. We meet biweekly to engage in writing exercises and lecture forums as well as group readings and feedback. Some of the pages of this anthology contain work achieved directly from our meeting activities; most of the haiku and senryu poems came out of one such activity. The final entry of this compendium consists of a poignant response to one of our writing prompt exercises which required each writer to compose a letter to a deceased loved one. Its author, one of the few original members of our group, died a week later.

Local Books – Ethereal Supply: The Third Annual Holiday Anthology

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Jerry’s Writers Group , Linda K. Stouffer , Eduardo Cerviño , Jeff Smith , Isabel A. Worden-Klym , Brian Mostoller , C. E. Mallory , Karen Cafarella , Melanie Tighe , KRiel , Jerry Cole , Doris Cohen , Lesley Sudders , Richard Oppman , Bill Lamperes

What would you do if you discovered you were the next step in human evolution? What if it was up to you and a few reindeer to save Santa’s Christmas from saboteurs? If you found yourself in a horse carriage drag race in the fourteenth century? How would you solve the mystery of a Christmas present which appears under the tree every year but is never opened? Formed from the ether of creativity in the minds of thirteen talented authors and one artist, delivered through a generous supply of never-before published stories and poems, this book takes you from harvest time in rural America and the pumpkin place of snarled vines to the bright lights of New York City on Christmas Eve. Told with spellbinding suspense, humor, spiritual enlightenment and satire, the tales unfold in brilliantly woven style, ranging from the sentimental to the supernatural, from warm family traditions to the beings lurking in the underworld. You’ll run through the full gamut of emotions and be left enchanted, riveted, and begging for more.

Local Books – Twisted Nightmares

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Michael Bradley (Author), Chris Wilke (Author), James David Nicol (Author), J. Brundage (Author), Hunter Hazelton (Author), Tony Paegimas (Author), Cameron Milkins (Author), Verona Winn (Author), J.J.M. Czep (Author), Andrew Terech (Editor)

Twisted Nightmares is a collection of horror stories selected from submissions by many different authors.  As with Twisted History, some stories are written by traditional horror writers while others are written by authors of other genres, giving a “twist” to the subject.  The mix of authors should keep you guessing and present you with a smorgasbord of deadly, scary and creepy stories.