Thursday, September 30, 2010

**Welcome Author RAYMOND GUSTAVSON**

Author of:    "A THIRST FOR WAR"

Genre:            Historical Fiction (pdf download)       (pdf download)    (pdf download)


Raymond Gustavson retired after working for the VA Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was a Rating Specialist(RVSR) on the Appeals Team. He earned a BS degree in Political Science from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, and extensive graduate credits in Political Science from Rutgers University.

Raymond is an avid reader, who writes fiction and non-fiction, and has published numerous articles. His novel, "A THIRST FOR WAR" was published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing on August 23, 2010.

Mr. Gustavson is a member of Vietnow, and a contributing editor to their publication. He lives in Sebastian, Florida, with his wife Barbara and a vivacious Labrador Retriever named Mary, who is being taught to sing 'barbershop.'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

**Welcome Back Author MJ ALLAIRE**


Genre:         Women's non-fiction/Memoir/Inspirational


I grew up in South Florida, joined the Navy at eighteen, and found myself stationed far away from friends and family in beautiful Hawaii. I met a submariner there, we married, and had three beautiful children, before we moved back to the mainland. I now live in Connecticut and have found an unexpected passion in both writing as well as visiting schools, encouraging children to read, write, and not be afraid to follow their dreams!

"MY BLISSFUL LIFE" began as a humorous look at my marriage to a sailor, but it didn't take long for it to turn into a story about some of the challenges I faced as a military dependent, and how I overcame those challenges. I also think many people erroneously believe members of the military and their families have it made with free medical, dental, housing, etc. They don't realize that military families pay a high price for all the benefits they receive. Imagine missing the birth of a child, a baby's first steps, or a high school graduation? I wanted people to know how difficult military life can be on the families, and how sometimes, when there is a breakdown in the relationship, it's not always a bad thing.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

**Welcome Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne**

Author of:     "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER"

Illustrated by:     Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

Genre:              Children

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Deanie Humphrys-Dunne spent her childhood at a riding school in Easton, CT. She has always enjoyed writing, and is a graduate of Children's Literature. She is also a member of Cambridge Who's Who. She has had one article published in 'Horsepower Magazine.' Her first book is "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER." It was published in 2009. Her second book is "CHARLIE THE HORSE." Deanie's essay will be featured in Publish America's new book, 'Why We Wrote.'

Deanie's other interests include: watching equestrian events, spending time with her husband Francis, and her sons Brendan and Shane, and their dog Elliot. She is an avid Yankee fan. She also enjoys music, and singing.

Deanie and Holly recently appeared on a local educational TV channel, where they were interviewed, conducted by a middle school student, who is a member in a journalism club. "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER" was used as part of the reading program in a school in Easton. Another school uses this book as part of their curriculum.


Holly was raised on an equestrian farm in the small town of Easton, Connecticut, now 'Lion Hill Farm.' At an early age, her formal training began under the teachings of Mr. Ray Quiqley, a renowned local Connecticut artist and illustrator. Country life inspired Holly's artistic talent. She has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. While she studied at SMU, Holly majored in drawing and painting. After graduation, her career shifted to professional photography for several years. Recently, Holly returned to art as a profession, specializing in Equestrian portraits, family portraits, and children's book illustrations. In 2009, she illustrated "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER" and "CHARLIE THE HORSE." Both books are authored by her sister, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. They will have a third book released soon titled "CHARLENE THE STAR." Holly's art has been featured in several local art shows. In addition, she has designed equestrian note cards, available for sale at local shops. Art has always been her passion, which she enjoys. Holly is a member of the Ridgefield Guild Of Artists.
Her hobbies and interests include: horseback riding, hiking, gardening, supporting local animal and horse charities.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

**Welcome Author Domonique Mayhawk**

Author of:  "Meet Pooky"

Subtitle:       "The New Kid"

Genre:           Children's Book!/profile?id=2227058


I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in 1981 to a single mother, Regina Mayhawk. My mother got married to Walter Mayhawk when I was eleven, and we moved to Ann Arbor that same year. I went on to attend Washtenaw Community College to study Computer Technology, and decided to change my studies to Graphic Design.

After studying there for two and a half years, I transferred to University of Michigan School of Art & Design to study: photography; Video; 3D Modeling; and Graphic Design. I worked various jobs as I gained experience in Graphic Design as I designed logos, magazines, layouts, and business cards. After graduating in 2008 with my BFA, it wasn't until after six months when I landed my first job as an illustrator for Sherry O'Neal, the author of children's book "LJ and the Dreammaker." While in the process of finishing the illustrations for Sherry, I wrote my first children's manuscript titled "MEET POOKY." After finishing the manuscript in December, I pushed the story aside to look for more illustration gigs. I was doing research on publishers, and building the look of my character, while my manuscript was collecting dust, during those months. I finally got self-published with XLibris Self-Publishing Company on June 22, and my book was released August fifth.

I am currently in the process of writing my next two manuscripts, based on the character 'Pooky'
that I created. I will also be illustrating for the remainder of my books in the book series. I hope to also write screen plays for feature films in the near future.

Friday, September 24, 2010




Subtitle:      "A True Story Of Family, Tragedy and Choices"

Genre:          Memoir


Lynda Fishman is a trained clinical social worker, who has spent the last twenty years as a Camp Director. Lynda owns and operates her own camp, 'Adventure Valley Day Camp.' She has published articles and training manuals on: leadership; teamwork;bullying; trust; childhood health and wellness; communication and customer service. "REPAIRING RAINBOWS" is her first full-length book.

Lynda lives in Toronto with her husband, Barry. Together, they have three grown children, two dogs, and two cats. The Fishman family is heavily involved in fundraising and charity events for children dealing with tragedy, cancer, or other life-threatening diseases.