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William E. Noland

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William E. Noland has worked in the fields of human resources and finance. He enjoys music—playing in three different rock bands—international travel, and reading. His writing combines a lifelong love of speculative fiction with a passion for history, sociology, and psychology. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two cats.
 

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Watch for Book 2 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Hammer to Fall, to release in the summer/fall of 2022.

A grainy photograph and a cry for help begin a new descent into terror for long-separated friends Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider.

Years after high school, when they discovered an otherworldly portal and the terrifying creature called forth by that doorway, Lotte shows up unexpectedly and again throws Eric’s fragile equilibrium into chaos.

Beguiling as ever, she draws him, however grudgingly, back into her irresistible orbit. Another ancient threat, one even more menacing than before, beckons the unlikely pair to again confront the incomprehensible.
 

Watch for Book 3 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, From the Beginning, to release in the fall/winter of 2022/2023.

A devastating flood and a chance encounter trigger a rapid-fire series of events that again pit Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider against challenges both mortal and supernatural.

After a fortuitous meeting, Lotte discovers yet another otherworldly portal, but others are also hot on the trail of this artifact.

When Lotte disappears, Eric must walk a tightrope to find her, all the while safeguarding their terrible secrets. As the danger escalates, humankind’s destiny may well hang in the balance.
 

Watch for Book 4 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Day of Judgment, to release in the spring of 2023.

Be careful what you wish for, as notorious success may lead to unintended scrutiny and even more otherworldly dangers.

After a spectacular archaeological discovery, Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider bask in the accolades… until they’re drawn into another dangerous supernatural mystery. Who is watching them, and what do they want?

This time, the answers lie as much in the ancient past as they do in a troubled present. Yet are Lotte and Eric still bound inextricably together, or has Lotte found a different path for her life?

Victoria Lehrer

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In seventh grade, Mrs. Trader inspired me both as a writer and a teacher. In her class, I learned I loved to write and that my classmates liked to hear my stories. Her spirited students engaged in dramatic performances, hands-on projects, and lively discussions—nothing like the poor subdued souls across the hall, managed by the teacher with long green eyes. So Mrs. Trader was my model when I started a school and set aside my writing—that is, until it dawned on me that tribes of children have loved learning by listening to stories for thousands of years. So I wrote about a million words that speak to head and heart, which I am still reading to my child listeners. But now I’m writing stories, my second million words, to speak to the heads and hearts of adult readers and listeners, and hoping my classmates will like them.
 

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Watch for The Timeline, Book 4 of the “New Earth Chronicles,” to release in the summer of 2022.

Everything is all wrong. A walled city? Empty suburbs? Where are the people? Several miles ahead stood a walled patch of grey, and beyond, another. Prisons?

After a decade of rescuing people from Lucien’s Dark Planet Network, Captain Jack welcomes the latest rescues amd plans a return to Gaia Earth. While his crew investigates the ‘Jewel of the Galaxy,’ renowned for its complex, thriving biomes, Jack plans to visit old friends.

As the Stella Lumina cruises over North America, confusion and dismay grip Jack. The ship crosses a dying forest of sickly green oaks, practically leafless maples, pine needles tinged with rust. They soon soar over a camp enclosed by twelve-foot walls of concrete, occupied by pasty-skinned people in ill-fitting uniforms of mottled greys and tans.

As Jack, dazed, wonders how and when this could have happened to his beloved Gaia Earth, he’s told by one of his rescues to brace himself. Things are about to get much worse.

David Litwack

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The urge to write first struck David at age sixteen when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the wild night when lightning flashed at sunset, followed by the northern lights rippling after dark, or maybe it was the newsletter’s editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean, but he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.

David now lives in the Great Northwest and anywhere else that catches his fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day, and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.
 

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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. The English versions tend to be the last ones listed (automatically alphabetized).

David Litwack
A Filha do Mar e do Céu
Along the Watchtower
A Luz da Razão
Die Kinder von Dunkelheit
El Polvo de las Estrellas
Feitos de Estrela
I Figli dell’Oscurità
La Figlia del Cielo e del Mare
La Fille de la Mer et du Ciel
La Hija del Mar y el Cielo
La Luz de la Razón
La Materia di cui sono Fatte le Stelle
Los Hijos de la Oscuridad
Os Filhos da Escuridão
The Children of Darkness
The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky
The Light of Reason
The Stuff of Stars
The Time That’s Given
 

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