Marlin Desault

In his early years, Marlin devoured science fiction and fantasy. Later, his tastes moved to classic adventure stories written by Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Jack London.

At Georgetown University, he studied German and German literature. That led to an assignment in the Air Force intelligence services in Europe. With those experiences behind him, he returned to the US and the University of Wyoming. His undergraduate and graduate Engineering studies were heavy in advanced physics and mathematics. Upon graduating, he taught German and Electrical Engineering at the US Air Force Academy.

He mustered out of the Air Force to start a career in high tech start-up companies. Ultimately, he retired and began a third career as a writer. He lived his last years in Southern California, where he spent his time writing when not indulging his passions for sailing, skiing, and reading.

Sadly, Marlin passed away on April 26, 2018. Although he didn’t complete his vision of the full “Panhelion Chronicles” series, we think the first two books offer an entertaining sojourn into the final frontier.

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J.W. Zulauf

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I would love to say that from the second I could use my fingers, I began to write, but I can’t. Sure there were times through my life when writing surfaced and fell away, but the truth is, I couldn’t even read all that well through most of my teens. Then one day, my father gave me a copy of The Stand by Stephen King, and even though it took me a year to finish, I did it.

This experience changed my life.

From that point, I strove to become the best reader and writer I could be. I was driven by an unbelievable passion to become a writer, and here I am. I truly started from the bottom and worked hard to become who I am now. I am a believer in the words. Reading saved my life.

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Watch for the second book in the Kingdom in Chains series of young adult fantasy adventures, coming in 2018.

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Barry Metcalf

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Born in 1943 into a working class family with middle class aspirations, I began writing stories while at school, finally venturing into novels when I retired from teaching in 1997. The result was a series of murder mysteries set in Australia and featuring two unorthodox investigators, who work for the fictional Strange & Obscure Cases (SOC) Unit, an autonomous offshoot of ASIO.

Encouraged by positive feedback, the stories flow easily and usually reflect my bizarre sense of reality and weird humour. When the muse’s ego is bruised, I bide my time, reworking old short stories into Sci-Fi novels and waiting for new ideas to evolve. The longest time I’ve gone without writing anything new has been eighteen months, but when the drought broke, the words flowed thick and fast.

Three times married, with four children, I live in Morwell, Victoria, Australia.

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Steff F. Kneff

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Publisher’s Note, 22 April 2015: Congratulations to Steff, whose first 3 books in the Emlyn and the Gremlin series just won the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Children’s Picture Books.

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Steff loves reading books to her daughter, Emlyn, and writing for children like her who are growing up in alternative families. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, explore different foods and teas, and take Emlyn to the library.

Steff’s alter ego, Stevie Mikayne, is the author of Jellicle Girl, the critically-acclaimed literary fiction novel that’s “Starting a Movement.”

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Please visit Steff’s website, or find her on Facebook, via the links under the “Contact” tab above.

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Watch for more Emlyn and the Gremlin children’s picture books, featuring illustrations by Luke Spooner, coming in late 2015 and 2016.

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Watch for the new Emlyn and the Gremlin lower grade chapter books, each of which will include illustrations by Luke Spooner, starting in 2016.

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Jeff Altabef

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Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the Writing Center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. As an avid Knicks fan, he is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season.
 
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog on The Patch designed to encourage writing for those that like telling stories.
 

Jeff’s Co-Author on the CHOSEN Series, Erynn Altabef

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Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist. When she’s not in High School, she loves Starbucks, performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.
 
Some of her favorite authors are Veronica Roth, Joelle Charbonneau, and her dad! (That would be Jeff Altabef.) She has co-authored with her dad the Chosen series of young adult fantasy thrillers.
 

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NOTE: If you hover your mouse over a cover, you’ll see the title, and be able to select the English version versus various foreign translations.

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Almas Abrasadas
Atrapavientos
Borde del Amanecer

Brink of Dawn

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Brink of Dawn
Brink of Dawn (Italiano)
Covil do Diabo
Devil’s Dance
Devil’s Day
Devil’s Deal
Devil’s Den

Enemies of the State

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Enemies of the State
Fracture Point
La Danza del Diablo
La Guarida del Diablo
Ponto de Despedaçar
Red Death

Scorched Souls

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Scorched Souls
Second Chances – A “Chosen” Short Story
Shatter Point
Shatter Point (Italiano)
The Ghost King
Wind Catcher
Wind Catcher (Italiano)
 

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