Authors M - R

Authors M - R (By First Name)


M.A. George


M. A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job.

Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night.  Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend).

She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it.  And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…)

M.A.'s Books


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M. Leighton



M. Leighton is a native of Ohio, but she relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: writing fiction. Twelve of Michelle's novels can now be found on Amazon, as well as several other sites. She's currently working on sequels, though her mind continues to churn out new ideas, exciting plots and quirky characters. Pick one up and enjoy a wild ride through the twists and turns of her vivid imagination. (© http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/)

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Maria McCutchen



I have taken many a different path over the years, always trying to find my place in life.  I currently live in North Carolina where I am an author and freelance writer, and where I am raising my two wonderful boys.
What I have learned over the years is that if you get too complacent in life, it will throw you a curveball to keep you on your toes.  My curveball was a brain cyst that lead me down a very unexpected and difficult road.  I have tried hard not to let my situation get me down; but instead, have fought back by trying to help others. This, I have done by writing and sharing my experience with my brain cyst and Chiari Malformation, in my memoir, "It's all in Your Head." (© http://www.arachnoidcystsupport.blogspot.com/)



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Marilyn Almodóvar


Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the States. A self-confessed citizen of the world, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions. (© http://www.marilynalmodovar.com)

Marilyn's Books

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 Matt J. Pike



I’m probably unhealthily obsessed with games, sci-fi, comedy and fantasy football competitions. I somehow managed to rip myself away from all of the above long enough to write a book - I know - I can't believe it either!

Kings of the World is my first novel. I have decided to ePublish to share it with the world and to help raise money to find a cure for Rett Syndrome.  Part proceeds from all sales of this book – and all future books I write - will be donated to charities looking for a cure for Rett Syndrome. There is some fantastic and positive research taking place around the world that leaves people with the hope that there will be revolutionary changes to how we treat the condition in lifetime. (© http://mattpike.co/index.html)

Matt's Books


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 Melissa Douthit 


I grew up in San Diego, finishing college at CSUSM with a degree in Computer Science.  In the summer of 2002, I worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico.  From there my journey took me to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year, then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for four years.  It was during this time that I started tossing around the idea of becoming a writer, so I began writing a journal and notes on a story I was developing.  My career, after LLNL, took me to the Naval Postgraduate School, where I worked on a government project called JIEDDO.  Now I am in Salt Lake City, working as a software engineer.

My career involves scientific and mathematic programming. I write on the side.  I find that the two areas of work give me a balance – a balance between exercising my right brain and my left brain.  If one side of my brain gets tired, the other takes over. It works well. =o) (© http://melissadouthit.com/)

Melissa's Books 


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Melissa Haag



Melissa Haag lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children.  An avid reader she spent many hours curled in a comfortable chair flipping pages in her teens. She began writing a few years ago when some ideas just refused to be ignored any longer.

Touch, released in January 2013, is her first published novel.  Hope(less), the first book in the Judgement of the Six series released in March 2013, is her second published work. (© http://melissahaag.com)

Melissa's Books


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Megg Jensen


Want to know where I got my love of writing? From my great-grandma, Ma. She immigrated from Ireland, alone, when she was a young teen. That woman is probably the strongest woman to ever grace this planet. She lived into her 90s and even wrote a book about her life. She self-published it. Yeah, it's soooo in my blood. She left behind a love for writing and, well, quite a few Gaelic curse words. (© meggjensen.blogspot.com)

Megg's Books


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Michel Lee King


Well, My name is Michel King. It is often mispronounced and confused as Michael which is a stigma I've lived with long enough for it to be funny.

I am a hippie trapped in the wrong era (I so want an old school VW Beetle). I love to live in my imagination. I write because it is fun. It is what I love to do, what brings me joy, and happiness, and a sense of peace. My characters are some of my best friends and all of their experiences are taken from things I have seen mystery in no matter how mundane they seem on the surface.

I write in a myriad of genres, all of which collide and are fairly contradictory. All of my books hold light and dark elements of life. Some are primarily light and some are primarily dark, but all blend both extremes to dance in the breath between. Definitely fun and abby-normal, but being normal is just a bit too boring for me I guess.

I also sing. Usually in my kitchen and using whatever my son decides is the perfect microphone for that moment. And, dance. I love to dance about as much as I love to write. As such, I have many costumes from my professional dance troupe days that I put on to twirl around the house (hardwood floors are a wonderful thing). http://awriterswonderings.blogspot.com)

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Michelle Lynn




Michelle is an Amazon Best Selling Author. She moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed. http://www.michellelynnbooks.com/)



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Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she’s doing what she loves best – writing and storytelling.

Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs, one of which is a Beezlepup. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, dogs, chocolate, old cemeteries, and changes of season. Michelle even loves photography. One day, maybe she’ll upload a better photo – one that wasn’t taken in late afternoon with Photobooth. Or, maybe not.

Michelle writes on a Mac and is a true geek at heart. She agrees with her dogs who think cheese and bacon should be in their own food group. But most of all, she believes everyone should trust their imagination, have a kind heart, and should definitely have a sense of humor. (© http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/)


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 Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read. (© Goodreads.com)
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M.R. Polish



 M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago.... Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn't until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talant for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years.

Now you can find her enjoying life with her family - wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories.

"Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!" ~ M.R. Polish http://www.mrpolishauthor.com)


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 Maree Ward-Russell is a writer, a Registered Nurse and Mother to five teenagers. She has been writing Short stories and Novels since she was a teen herself. Born in New Plymouth in 1965 she attended Spotswood College and later graduated fromTaranaki Polytechnic as a Registered General, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nurse in 1985.

After travelling for some years she has since settled with her family in Auckland. More recently she has completed an Advanced Diploma in Novel writing with the New Zealand Business Institute - receiving a Merit Endorsement. (© http://mwrussellbooks.com)

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I’m a total cat lover and not ashamed to admit it. I admittedly enforce my bad habit of buying too many cute shoes. I drink iced-tea like it’s going out of style and I was raised to dream big or don’t dream at all. Writing has been my passion since I was six (I have the home video to prove it!) and I don’t think it’s physically possible for me to ever stop writing because I love it so much. I’m the author of the Flightless Bird series and I write stories because life wouldn’t be as fun without the occasional break or two from reality. (© Goodreads)


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P.T. Michelle is the author of the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS. She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.www.ptmichelle.com)


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As RACHEL AUKES (that's my real name), I write speculative fiction (science fiction, dark fantasy, horror) because I absolutely love asking, "what if..." (and I like to kill people off). As BERINN RAE, I write the same stuff, only with a romantic twist. But, don't worry, because unlike in mental hospitals and online chat rooms, writing under multiple personalities is okay. 

Anyhoo, my life really isn't that entertaining. I could make shit up, but then that would be fiction, and you should buy one of my books for that. So, here's the real scoop on me: I was raised on a farm in Iowa where I [insert a pretentious grin here] boasted the small town’s largest (okay, and only) comic book collection. I still addicted to stories starring characters with kickassitude. I've did the college thing--both undergraduate (go Panthers!) and graduate (go Bulldogs!)--before going out into the "real" world and realizing that it's too much work and too little play. Alas, bills (and college loans) needed paid, so I joined the hordes of office zombies and made a career out of disentangling red tape and destroying TPS reports. Like I warned you, not very exciting. 

But, wait! That's not all. Since you've stayed with me this far, let me tell you some personal stuff... things that I love. I love flying airplanes (preferably, the old stuff) around the countryside. Nothing beats a sunset flight. I'm sure sunrise flights are just as good, but I've never been awake for one. I fly all around with my awesomely supportive husband (yup, love him!) and my incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog (love her, too, even when she wants to go outside every five minutes while I'm deep into writing mode). What else do I love? I love to read, I love to write, and I love to hear from readers. Email me (Rachel at RachelAukes dot com).
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 As a teen, I threw raging parties that shook my parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels.

As an adult, I read and write obsessively, rehash said embarrassing fodder, and dream up characters who become my imaginary friends.

When I'm not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, you can find me homeschooling my two beautiful princesses, hanging out with my amazing husband, or taking a hot bubble bath…next to a pile of chocolate. (© Goodreads)
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Raine Thomas is the author of the exciting and original series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane. She became truly passionate about writing when one of her stories took an Honorable Mention in a fourth-grade writing competition (who would have thought a story about a dancing spider would garner so much attention?). Carrying that passion with her, she earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, then her master’s degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. 

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create young protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives. (© http://rainethomas.com)

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Robin Woods


Robin Woods lives in Northern California with her very patient husband. When she is not torturing her high school English students or chasing her two small children around, she is sitting in a local coffee shop wondering how vampires like their lattes. (© http://www.robinwoodsfiction.com/)

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Rose J. Bell


Rose J. Bell is a pen name for an 18-year-old author living in a small town in Germany. In between going to school and reading too many books, instead of learning for her exams, she writes young adult urban and epic fantasy. She is the author of The Hunters and Hells Pirates series. (© http://rosejbell.blogspot.de)

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Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.  (© http://writeawaybliss.com/)