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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Jay Noel

JayNoelToday’s author you should know is Jay Noel.

Jay lives in Missouri and is a super-talented writer of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s a USA Today bestselling author and all around good guy.

I first met Jay at an event in St. Louis last October. It was an indie author event hosted byGateway a local library and I gave it a shot. Jay was walking around the room checking out other authors though he wasn’t set-up to sell. He was there supporting his wife and her book. We got to talking and soon found we had a mutual Facebook friend and we’ve stayed in contact since.

Jay is the author of the Mechanica Wars Series and his most recent novel Gateway Mothman.

From his Amazon page:

USA TODAY best selling author Jay Noel was born in New York, but currently lives in Missouri with his family. He received a degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University many moons ago. Jay is a prolific blogger, and one-time podcaster, and he enjoys connecting with writers, readers, and fellow bloggers from all over the world.

To find out more about Jay and his brilliant writing, check out his website at jaynoel.com.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – CA King

CAKingToday’s author you should know is C.A. King.

Author C.A. King is a fantastic writer of thrillers, science fiction, and more. She’s a prolific writer too, with over fifteen titles to her credit and many more in the works. Super talented and supportive of indie authors, this Canadian author is one to watch!

I first came across C.A. King in a Facebook group we belong to just over a year ago. Since FourHorsementhen, we’ve participated in a year long “12 Months Of Authors” promo group. Her writing is excellent and well worth your time. She’s the author of the well received Four Horsemen Series as well as the Portal Prophecies Series.

From her Amazon page:

Award winning author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She
decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching.
It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able
to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some
of her works.

Awards include:
Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017
Brant News Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017
Readers’ Favourite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017
2017 SIBA Awards – Best Novella
2017 SIBA Awards – Best New Adult

Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.

To find out more, check out her Facebook page or her books on Amazon.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Greg Alldredge

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 4.50.03 AMToday’s author you should know is Greg Alldredge.

Greg is an author of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s an extremely busy person working as a teacher in China while writing book after book. His proficiency is something I admire!

Greg’s writing is accessible and fun. His characters often have an edge to them and are easy to get to know. His stories are entertaining and engaging.

Greg is a great guy and I first met him through a Facebook group we both belong to. I recall last summer being PrettyWaiterpart of a “30 Days, 30 Authors” event with him and getting to know him even better. Since then, we’ve both been in the On the Horizon bundle and both of us are working on a shared world project for 2019. On top of all that, he’s been traipsing around China teaching while working on new projects. His latest series is the Helena Brandywine Adventures featuring Helena Brandywine in a steampunk San Francisco. The first book, Pretty Waiter Girls, even climbing to Best Seller status not too long ago.

From Greg’s Amazon page:

I have led a varied life. 20 years traveling the world as a sailor, 10 years as a professional actor, 10 years in the manufacturing industry and 7 years as a teacher. Now I write and teach.

I grew up reading all the great science fiction. I hope to add my voice, in some small way, to the giants of this genre.

My wife and I, currently live in China. Where I teach Theatre in a private school located in a small city in Anhui province.

To find out more about this talented and prolific writer, check out his website.


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Jason’s Authors You Need to Know – Stephanie Barr

StephanieToday’s author you need to know is Stephanie Barr.

Stephanie is an excellent author of science fiction and fantasy hailing from the Lonestar State. She writes amazing tales that take the reader on fantastic journeys. Much of her science fiction is packed with legit science (she is in fact a rocket scientist!) which only serves to make her stories feel so real.

I first met Stephanie through a Facebook group we both belong to. Since then we’ve BeastWithinworked together on a boxed set (On the Horizon) and are currently both involved in a fantasy shared world project along with Mirren Hogan, Greg Alldredge, and many more talented authors. Stephanie is insightful and dedicated to the indie author community.

From her Amazon page:

Although Stephanie Barr is a slave to three children and a slew of cats, she actually leads a double life as a part time novelist and full time rocket scientist. People everywhere have learned to watch out for fear of becoming part of her stories. Beware! You might be next!

To find out more about this rocket scientist-author, check out Stephanie’s blog or her Amazon page for more of her books.


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Jason’s Authors You Need to Know – Brent A. Harris

BrentToday’s author you need to know is Brent A. Harris.

Brent is an amazing author of science fiction and alternate ATimeofNeedhistory. He’s extremely talented and well worth a chance. I’ve read several of his short stories through Inklings Press and his novel A Time of Need (you can see my video review of it here). I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve read so far.

I don’t recall when or exactly how I met Brent, but I do know it was over Twitter. Most likely it was through Inklings Press. He’s been a big advocate of my work and a great sounding board when I’ve asked. I can’t say enough positive things about Brent as a fellow author and friend.

From his Amazon page:

Brent A Harris is a Sidewise Award nominated author of alternate history. He also writes science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Previously published works can be found through Insomnia Publishing, Rivenstone Press, Rhetoric Askew, and Inklings Press, the latter having published his short story, Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon, which reaped the Sidewise Award nomination.

He is the author of A Time of Need, an alternate history of the American Revolution, which sees a world where George Washington fights alongside the British against American forces marshaled under a power-hungry Benedict Arnold.

Brent resides in Southern California, where he’s become convinced that Joshua trees are in fact, real trees. When not writing, he focuses on his family, shuttling children around as a stay-at-home dad.

Check out all his short stories and his novel A Time of Need on Amazon and give this talented author a try.


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Jason’s Authors You Need to Know – F. Kenneth Taylor

FKennethToday’s author you need to know is F. Kenneth Taylor.

Ken is a freelance writer, scifi author, and small business owner from St. Louis, MO. My connection to Ken goes back to his magazine Some’n Unique Magazine. Sometime in 2016, he came across my blog and contacted me to see if I wanted Aftermathto write for his magazine. I gladly accepted and wrote many articles. I no longer write for Ken, but we stay in touch. I will always be indebted to him for organizing my very first book signing at the Book House in St. Louis.

Ken writes scifi and urban drama along with actively supporting local indie authors through events and his magazine.

From his Amazon page:

F. Kenneth Taylor has pursued writing since 2001 and has served brief writing stints with 2 online magazines. As a Freelance Writer; he has written 100s of articles discussing an array of topics. F. Kenneth Taylor writes in multiple styles and genres to enhance his credibility, worth, and audience.

Check out more of Ken’s work on Amazon or Some’n Unique Magazine.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – RJ Batla

Today’s author you should know is RJ Batla.RJBatla

RJ is an excellent author of fast paced, action-filled scifi and fantasy adventure. I know, it sound like a lot but RJ writes some fantastic books!

I met him through a Facebook group I belong to over a year ago and since then, we’ve Beta read each others works and he’s been supportive of me especially when I doubt what I’m doing. He’s a genuinely good guy on top of being an excellent writer.

From his Amazon page:

R.J. Batla is a fantasy author and fan of the genre. He’s working on series in both epic and urban fantasy, and likes to write fast paced books that take the reader on an adventure that they can see in their mind. His books reflect influences from novels, comic books, manga, and other cartoons/media, and he joys in blending in these elements in his books.

Author, Christian, Husband, and Father, R.J. Batla enjoys everything outdoors and takes as much time as he can with his family. When he’s not writing, you’ll find him outside (thinking about writing), working out (and thinking about writing) or various other places (all while thinking about writing).

FireEyesI’ve read several of his books including Fire Eyes Awakened and enjoyed the thrilling pace (See my review here). If you like fantasy or scifi with a bit of wit and wise-cracks, you gotta try his books!

Find out more and get a free sample of his writing at rjbatla.com.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – S.A. Gibson

SAGibsonToday’s author you should know is S.A. Gibson.

I’ve known Author S.A Gibson for probably over a year now. We were both members of a larger Facebook group for SciFi writers and through our interactions there, have come together with many other wonderful authors to organize and publish the excellent boxed set of SciFi/Fantasy novels called On the Horizon (though in all honesty, he was the driving force behind the project and deserves most of the credit for all the good that’s come from it!)

Author S.A. Gibson tends to write SciFi and and Post-Apocalyptic books with little advanced technology, focusing more on the human element. From his Amazon page:

Published author of academic articles and book chapters and post-apocalyptic “woodpunk” fiction, S.A. Gibson turns passions for learning, artificial intelligence, and human communication into accessible worlds of wonder and fascination. Author of fiction books and stories set in a future without advanced technology, which all interrelate in time and space. Living with a beautiful spouse and their beloved Dachshund-Chihuahua in Southern California, the writing continues.

He’s an amazing writer and tireless advocate for his fellow authors. If you’re looking forAsante something different and engaging, check out his books! For more info about him and what he’s up to, you can visit his website. From there you’ll find all the social media channels to connect with him.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Mirren Hogan

mirren-hogan-logo-e1502158817934Today’s author you should know is Mirren Hogan. Mirren lives in Australia with her family and writes fantasy, urban fantasy, and science fiction. She’s a talented writer with grand visions for the direction of her writing career.

I think I first met Mirren maybe about a year ago through a Science Fiction writers Facebook group. Soon after, we both found ourselves as part of the On the Horizon boxed set of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels (which is still available as of this blog post). She’s also the creative mind behind an upcoming shared world fantasy project which I was invited to participate in. She’s an amazing author with close to ten novels and several anthology collections to her credit.

One of her latest series of books is her Reasoner Trilogy books, starting with book 1: DragonhazeDragonhaze. I know she likes to include as many dragons as possible in her work (the shared world project I mentioned earlier is centered around them!) so if those flying beasts of legend are your thing, go check out her work.

To find out more about Mirren and her books, check out her website or visit her Amazon page to read more about her novels and anthologies.


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Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Leland Lydecker

Today I want to share about author Leland Lydecker. He’s an amazing writer (I think you’ll see this phrase a lot as I go through the list I’m sharing!) who writes sci-fi and according to his Amazon author page:

Leland Lydecker is a writer, professional driver, and former airline employee. No stranger to the ins and outs of government and corporate corruption, his preferred writing topics are crime, extra-judicial justice, and the future of society. His interests range from the natural world, to space exploration, to technology and medicine with an emphasis on genetic engineering, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence.

NecroticCityI believe I first met Leland in a large Facebook group we both belonged to. I then started a small Review Circle group for authors to help get honest reviews and he joined us and that’s where I became acquainted with his writing. I’m glad I did!

I’ve had the fortunate pleasure to read his novel Necrotic City and loved it! It was a well written tale of a future city where corruption reigns and one here will come to a decision to fight the corruption or become part of it. I can’t say enough good about this book and hope you check it out.

He and I are also contributors in the Trumpland anthology. His story, again set in a Trumplanddystopian world, was gripping and quite entertaining. No matter what your political leanings, the stories in the collection are well worth a read, and Leland’s is one I enjoyed quite a bit.

Check out his Amazon page and give him a follow. Better yet, try his book Necrotic City or the Trumpland anthology and see for yourself the stories he offers.


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