Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wonderstruck a Clean Teen Publishing Anthology: Guest Post






Wonderstruck Anthology is now available! Get Wonderstruck TODAY from Amazon!



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When you look at a picture, what do you see? We gave authors around the world the challenge to write a story based on a set of five images. More than thirty authors rose to that challenge and created an amazing young adult anthology of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas for you to enjoy. Flip the pages and prepare to be Wonderstruck!


Dive into a world where wind is a power that feeds the flames and love makes everything more complicated. A life where a scorned bride can cause a great deal of trouble and a place where silence as you will find out has a lot to say. Find yourself in a future where a powerful enemy can only be stopped by the most dangerous weapon of all: the truth. All of this and more lies within these very pages... Are you ready?


Wonderstruck is Clean Teen Publishing's first break through Young Adult anthology. All stories within this book have fallen within our YA rating scale, however, not all stories have young adult characters. You will find a great deal of entertainment within Wonderstruck that is appropriate for readers of all ages. To view more information on our official content rating system please visit: www.cleanteenpublishing.com


Guest Post from Clean Teen Publishing

How Anthologies Can Help You Get Published


Have you ever thought about writing a short story? Have you seen calls for anthology submissions pop up online or on your favorite blogs? We want to share some success stories of anthology submissions that lead authors into full contracts with Clean Teen Publishing. Our hope is to encourage you to put yourself out there if you have a dream of writing and to go for it. 


Anthologies are a great way to get your name out there and to begin building a fan base. It's also a great way for self published authors who don't wish to go into mainstream publishing to have an additional line of advertisement. (You get your name in a book, you are listed as an author on Amazon and you are usually given credit on the publisher's website with a link sending readers to your social media page.)  


Things to avoid:   

  • We can never stress enough that you shouldn't have to pay anything to submit your work.  In addition, you shouldn't have to pay to be published in the anthology. There should be no costs involved on your end. You should be the one getting the perks for giving them a great story to publish in their book. (Free digital copies, in some cases a print copy, recognition on website, etc.) 
  • Don't submit an unpolished story.  Read it, review it, send it to your mom, send it to your friend, send it to your neighbor, get as many eyes on it as possible before you press submit. Your story is bound to have a few errors, but a story full of them is most likely going to get rejected. (Before I became an author, I submitted a short story to another publishing company for an anthology submission and I got a prompt response from them thanking me for actually reading and editing my story before I submitted it. That told me that obviously a lot of people didn't do this. Oh, and guess what? The story got quickly accepted!)
  • Be professional.  What do I mean by be professional? Read the submission guidelines and follow them. When corresponding with a publisher, include a professional request for them to review your submission as well as a way to contact you and any relevant author bio. Don't send an email to the publisher and ask them how to submit your story. If you didn't take the time to review the submission guidelines and follow them, what makes you think that they are going to publish you? (You of course can ask questions to clarify anything that's not on the submission guidelines. That's not a problem, just make sure you did your best to see if the answer to your question was on the website.) 
  • Don't stop writing if your submission gets rejected!  Keep writing. I read on a famous author's blog once that the first thing you should do when you finish writing your first manuscript is to shred it because it's crap. LOL! Now that's not always true, but for the most part, our writing improves tremendously as we go along. I can say from experience and obviously from reviews on Amazon that our writing improved with every book that we've written. You've heard of practice makes perfect. (Your writing will never be perfect, but the more you practice the better it will get!) Also, just because your story is rejected, doesn't mean it wasn't well written. It might just not flow well with the book or it might have material that the publisher is uncomfortable with. We personally try our best to send feedback when possible if we reject a submission. For example, with Wonderstruck, we wanted it to rate out on a content rating scale of at least YA and not YAm. So some submissions were a little too spicy for Wonderstruck, but it doesn't mean they weren't well written. 


Things to do: 

  • Read the submission guidelines a few times  to make sure you know exactly what the publisher wants. Also, read their notice to authors. In most cases, anthologies do not pay out royalties to authors. Also, many anthologies request full rights to your story for a year which means you can't self publish it separately, etc. Make sure you understand the details before submitting. You don't want to waste your time or the publisher's time. 
  • Submit your story timely.  If the date for submissions has expired, you are out of luck. Be on time. 
  • Write a clear and professional submission.  Be professional. If you can find the publisher's name (like who would be reading the submissions) include that. Tell them about yourself. Add why you are interested in sharing your story with them. Do your homework. Personalized submissions tend to be made priority and they stick out in the publisher's mind when it comes time to decide which stories made the cut. 
  • Contacting the publisher after your submission is sent:  If the publisher states on the website that they will respond to submissions within 2 weeks (or whatever timeframe) give them that amount of time before you inquire about your submission. It's okay to ask after that timeframe has passed if the publisher has reviewed your story. (Of course, be professional in your inquiry.) Do not send an inquiry the day after or earlier than that time frame. The only time it's  not okay  to inquire is if the publisher expressly states that if you don't hear back from them, then it's because you weren't accepted. 

Clean Teen Publishing Authors who started out in Wonderstruck:

We have two authors who got their start with us in Wonderstruck! Both of them were novella submissions that we loved. When they told us they were going to make their novella's into full length novels we were thrilled. Here are two examples of how an anthology submission could turn into a publishing contract:


Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger, was converted into a full length novel. (With more books in the series to release shortly.) Currently Wind Warrior is available on Amazon for $2.99 and has stayed within the top 100 ranking on Amazon in three categories for over a month now, making Jon Messenger a Best Selling Author! In addition, the Wind Warrior novella is free on Amazon. 



Jon Messenger wrote Wind Warrior after being inspired by our woman in a glass ball image. 





Heartkeeper and Heartbound by B.T. Lyons started out as a novella and turned into a series! Currently Heartkeeper is available for FREE on Amazon and Heartbound is available for $3.99. While this is a brand new release, we are confident that B.T. Lyons will soon be a Best Selling Author too!




B.T. Lyons wrote The Heartkeeper Series after being inspired by our boy with a glass jar picture:




Meet the authors of Wonderstruck: 


Radeyah H. Ali



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Radeyah Hana Ali is currently pursuing her Law Degree, at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus while she resides in the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Despite being flooded with work as the Publications Committee Chairperson on the UWI St. Augustine’s Law Society Executive she still finds time to do various community service activities and paint. Her passion for writing can be seen on her own Wordpress Blog and Facebook Page ‘Exploring the Mind’, Goodreads Page and her Author Facebook page.

She  is currently in the writing stages of her very own Novel, and actively seeking new ways to broaden the reaches of her writing.

Her drabble: Magically Fitted is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology. 

Gabrielle Arrowsmith


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I teach kiddos, write YA, act on-camera, and play soccer.  As expected, I love books and movies.  I also enjoy listening to music, playing piano, exercising, and spending time with friends, family, and my adorable pets!

www.GabrielleArrowsmith.com/author
www.cleanteenpublishing.com/gabrielle-arrowsmith
www.goodreads.com/author/show/6880655
www.amazon.com/Gabrielle-Arrowsmith/e/B00B6T8U92
www.facebook.com/ConcealedInTheShadows

Her drabble: Joah and the Beacon of Light is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.

Beau Barnett


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Beau Barnett is a writer and pharmacy technician living in Woodstock, GA. Some of his work will be featured on http://TheOpeningLine.com in July. Most Friday nights he can be found on Twitter, tracking statistics and overall word counts #WriteClub, a large and growing group of writers that come together each week to celebrate achievements and encourage and motivate each other.

Follow him on Twitter @INukeYou

View his blog, with two samples of his work at http://beaubarnett.wordpress.com

His short story, New Beginnings at the End of it All, part of the World’s End series presented by Josh Hewitt, is available HERE.

His short story: Into Eternity is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.

Jennifer Bull


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Jennifer Bull spends her time visiting other worlds, going on crazy adventures, and generally arguing with her characters when they are not cooperating ... which seems to happen rather too often. In the real world she lives in the North of England with her husband, and when she is not working or writing she enjoys reading, crafting and photography.

'Life in a Jar', 'A Lady’s Revenge', 'Once in a Blue Moon', 'A Wizard’s World' & 'Round and Round I Go' are Jennifer Bull's latest published shorts. You can find Jennifer’s other short, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’s Ghost’ in the ‘Unhappily Ever After; Fairy Tales with a Twist’ Anthology available on Amazon. She is currently writing her third novel, a young adult fantasy adventure. Visit her on Facebook page.


Her drabbles: A Lady's Revenge, Round and Round I go, Life in a Jar, Once in a Blue Moon, and her short story: A Wizard's World are featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.  A Lady's Revenge won the drabble competition.

Liana Chau


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Liana is a very passionate reader, writer, and blogger. She writes daily, and is currently working on her first novel. She has been an aspiring writer for as long as she can remember.

Links: Blog, and Twitter.

Her drabble: Ahead and Beyond is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

MeMe Collier


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MeMe Collier was born in Nanchang, China, where she was adopted at ten months old.
She is a rising senior in high school and will be the editor of Artisan, her school’s literary magazine, next year. She has been writing and drawing since the age of three, and she lives in Alabama with her mother, grandparents, and toy poodle.

Her short story: The Fairy Jar is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.
Links: Blog

Leah D.W.


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I am 21 years old and currently a journalism student at my local university. I live in South Africa in a town called
Bloemfontein with my family and two beloved dogs. I have been writing since the age of 13 and my first published work is a short horror story titled Dracula’s Mistress in the Love Kills anthology. I am busy working on a number of novels and I am an editor/proof reader for Bayou Brew Publishing.

 I love writing in the genres of paranormal romance, fantasy fiction and historical fiction and I am a proud bookworm with a mountain of reads stacked up in my room. I am also studying criminology in order to be able to write mystery horrors.

My first book that has been published is Unnatural, a collection of paranormal short stories that are full of action, adventure and amazing characters. My second novel, The Runaway’s Secret, is a vampire novel with lots of adventure, romance and comedy, due for release on
the 25th of May. I am currently busy writing a paranormal witch novel titled Demon Princess.

 I also have short stories in various anthologies. Love Kills, Unhappily Ever After; fairy tales with a twist, Becoming Strange, Wonderstruck and Soul Games.

Links: Facebook, Goodreads, and Editing for www.bayoubrewpub.com

Her short story: Watery Grave is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Maren Dille


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Maren grew up in Rochester,  NY. She moved to Provo, UT to attend Brigham Young University in 2004.  Meanwhile, she received a license in cosmetology in 2006, and graduated with a  B.S. in Home and Family Living-Clothing and Textiles in 2009. After graduation,  Maren worked as a cosmetologist/barber, while her husband finished his own  degree in Special Education. After he graduated, they settled in Spanish Fork,  UT, where they plan on staying for a long time.

Now Maren is a stay-at-home  mom, part-time piano teacher, cosmetologist, and writer. Amidst the business of  being a housewife, she loves reading, writing and playing music, vacationing,  going on dates with her husband and friends, throwing dinner parties, and  sewing. She enjoys collecting books, and hopes someday to have a library big  enough to fit all of them.

Maren's previous works  include a Young Adult novel, The Faith and Fate of David Ghent, short  comedy titled "A Tale of Two Cemeteries," and a middle-grade reader titled  The Treehouse. Find out more about Maren at www.marendille.com.

Links: Amazon,  Barnes and  Noble,  Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and Smashwords

Her novelette: The Pastiche is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.  The Pastiche won the novelette category.

Kati Ellis


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Kati Ellis has lived a majority of her life in Southern California, only leaving for a few years to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and has been working as a commercial photographer ever since.  After moving back to California, she started a freelance photography company, ELLIS + LANE, specializing in food, lifestyle, and architectural photography www.ellislanephotography.com.

In 2011, Kati and her husband Ian welcomed their first little boy into their family. Since his birth, Kati has found complete enjoyment in being a stay-at-home mom. In between naps and park days, Kati enjoys her photography as always, as well as reading and writing. The Silent Man is Kati’s first publication, inspired by the many women and mothers she has grown to know and love.

Her short story: The Silent Man is featured in the Wonderstruck Anthology.  The Silent Man won the short story category.

Julie Gilbert


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After a short stint in college to obtain a chemistry teaching license, Julie’s back to being Miss Gilbert for most of the year. In her free time, she reads, writes, plays The Old Republic, and watches murder mystery TV shows. She writes in a variety of genres, including YA science fiction, set-in-space sort of science fiction, fantasy, and Christian.

Other Works: Nadia’s Tears, Summer 2013; Ashlynn’s Dreams 2010, 2013; Heartfelt Cases 1: The Collins Case 2013; Legends of Mernac Character contest winner

Links: Ashlynn’s Dreams Facebook pageBlogTwitter, Ashlynn’s Dreams YouTube trailer, AmazonAshlynn’s Dreams PaperbackAshlynn’s Dreams Kindle, and Heartfelt Cases 1: The Collins Case.

Her drabble: Keio and the Farsight Fire is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology. 

Lisa Goldman


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Lisa Goldman is a fantasy/paranormal romance author of short stories and novels for both adults and young adults. Once a mathematics teacher, she’s now a domestic goddess, avid reader and writer living in rural
Pennsylvania. Her gang includes four children, husband, a dog, two parakeets and a baby dragon! Okay, it's an anole but the species is a baby dragon.

As you can imagine, her children and husband are a big part of her life. Her oldest daughter, who is loving but challenges her daily, has both moderate physical and mental delays. Being different whether it is handicapped, the color of your skin, religious, financial status or not having the latest style sneakers can make anyone a target for ridicule. She strongly believes in
helping others and treating others how she wants to be treated. Her passion for writing—however strange and supernatural—often involves these immoral prejudices or acts of bullying.

Visit her online or on Facebook.

Her short story: Oafish Me is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.




Dominique Goodall


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Dominique Goodall is a fun, young, wolf-loving writer, who resides in the UK physically and in many various worlds through her imagination. She’s also the proud owner to a quirky, noisy malamute, an evil hedgehog and three lovely snakes. The author of Echoes of Winter, Dominique likes to dip her finger in many writing pots and expand her horizons… 

Links: Personal Facebook, Author FacebookTwitter, Blog #1Blog #2, EoW US, EoW UK, Morbid Seraphic US, Morbid Seraphic UK, Dark Light US, Dark Light UK, Freaky Fairytales US, and Freaky Fairytales UK.      

Her drabble: Fairy Capture is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Brenna Harden


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My name is Brenna, and I am a 16 year old girl from a small town in the state of Washington. I didn’t used to like to read but that all changed a couple of years ago. Almost all of my time is spent reading and writing and when I’m not doing those things I am obsessed with painting my nails. My favorite genres include teen paranormal, teen romance, and young adult books.

Her short story: A Warrior's Journey is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.



Sandra Havriluk


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Sandra Havriluk holds her MFA in Writing for Children and YA from Spalding University and her English degree from the University of Georgia. Her MG novel FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE has won first place in the Alabama Writers Conclave 2012 contest and third place in the SCBWI Southern Breeze 2013 contest, judged by the Adams Literary Agency. Sandra’s short story “Foreclosure” won honorable mention in the Women On Writing (WOW) fall 2012 contest. Her short story “Sign of the Cat” has been accepted by Highlights magazine. Her post on “I Write Because” is highlighted on this website. Sandra is a professor of English at Gwinnett Technical College and a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, SCBWI, and NCTE.

Links: Webpage, and Twitter.

Her drabble: Jedidiah is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.




Sacha Hope


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Sacha is a 25 year old South African. She was born in Italy and grew up in a small South African town with her parents and three older brothers. She loves animals and books and used to be an avid gamer in her late teens—role playing games being her favourite. She does not have a favourite author, but her favourite novel is The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien. She writes stories revolving around the romance, fiction, fantasy and horror genres. Hobbies include writing, sketching, painting and reading. Currently she is a fulltime Journalism student, but writes whenever there is spare time. Sacha’s mother originally encouraged her to start writing.

Prior writing achievement is a short story named Mirror Mirror submitted to Bayou Brew Publishers for their anthology Soul Games. The anthology is currently available on Amazon. Mirror Mirror revolves around a woman seeking revenge on her abusive partner, but instead she lost her soul to the demon that helped her to exact revenge. Sacha is still a newbie on the writing scene, and primarily writes for enjoyment.
Visit Sacha on Twitter.

Her novelette: Glass Heart is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Erin Liles


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Erin Beth Liles is a writer of books for children and young adults. She has been in love with books and writing since she was a little girl, when she would peck out stories on her parents’ old typewriter. She is the mother of two fantastic kids, who, lucky for Erin, are always willing to hear her stories.

Her picture book “A Friend for Freckles” is forthcoming with Guardian Angel Publishing.

Her novelette: Outside the Walls is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

B.T. Lyons


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B.T. Lyons was born in 1973, growing  up in Boylston, Massachusetts, and lived her early life working on the family  goat farm and learning wilderness survival skills in the surrounding woodlands.  She is a jack-of-all-trades, having worked as everything from a zookeeper to  bookstore manager, to a horror theme park actress, to a radio personality, to a  builder of utility trucks. In a current fit of happy mid-life crisis, she is a  history major at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.

She shares her home with her husband  and her thirteen year old daughter, as well as a rat terrier, a Pomeranian, a  ball python, and a rotating guest list of foster animals from the local humane  society. B.T. is a rabid video game addict, and also enjoys drawing and creating  various Neolithic-style handcrafts as her other hobbies. Her role models include  Jim Henson, Jackie Chan, Hiyao Miyazaki, and Bill Cosby, and she is inspired by  authors such as Richard Adams, Tad Williams, and Ray Bradbury.

Links: FacebookBlogWriter's CafĂ© (includes chapters of the other series she's working on, “Felriver”).

Her novella: Heartkeeper, and her short story: Peace are both included in the Wonderstruck Anthology. 

Julie Marcinik


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Julie Marcinik is a teenager living in Pennsylvania. She loves to write on the days she doesn't suffer from writer's block, get lost in fiction books, dip dye her hair bright colors, obsess over gnomes and bulldogs, and paint whenever inspiration hits.

You can find Julie here: Twitter, Goodreads, and Figment.

Her short story: The Executioner is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Mia Marin





PictureOn the 25th of  September 1991, Mia was born as the second daughter and younger sister in the  Marin family. Over the years, she has grown with a passion for literature that  has made her the avid reader and enthusiastic writer she is today. Although her literary activities are often considered as hobbies, she believes they are  important and lifelong endeavors to take pride in. She is currently also pursuing a career as a speech therapist. She lives with her family in the  Philippines. Her contributions to the Wonderstruck anthology are the first to be  published.

Her two drabbles: A Note to my Traveler and A Dear Diligence are featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.




Miranda Maurin


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Miranda Maurin is a thirteen year old girl with three passions: Acting, Arguing, and Writing. She loves Italian food, and hopes to one day become a full time author.

Link: Wattpad

Her short story: The Dance of Time is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Jon Messenger


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Jon Messenger was born in London, England.  He studied journalism at the University of Southern California before foregoing his journalism background and joining the Army.  He still serves as a Medical Service Corps officer in the US Army, which has given him great inspiration for his traditionally military science fiction writing.  Since starting writing in college, Jon has written five full-length novels and a number of novellas and short stories.  Wind Warrior constitutes his first foray into the world of Young and New Adult writing.

Jon currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and young son and their small petting zoo of animals.

Links: Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.

His novella: Wind Warrior is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology. Wind Warrior won the novella category.

Veronica Morfi


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Veronica Morfi was born and raised in a small city on the north of Greece. After graduating High School she moved to the sunny island of Crete in order to get her Bachelor in Computer Science. She is now one year away from getting her Master's degree and fiddles with the idea of a PhD.

Veronica started making up stories at the age of 9, when she tried to make her own manga, inspired by her love of all the anime she watched in TV. She is currently working on her first YA paranormal series featuring her all-time favorite mythical creature, dragons. She is also an avid reader and book blogger, big horror junkie, beginner guitar player and Photoshop enthusiast. She is terrified of clowns and dolls and has no idea how she survived her childhood having a room filled with both.

When not writing or studying, you can find her watching TV series along with her puppy Betty or hanging out with friends.

Links: GoodreadsFacebook, Blog and Twitter.

Her drabble: Shine is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Ifeoma Ofuani


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Miss Ifeoma A. Ofuani is currently a sophomore at the University of Kentucky. She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, and has always had  a flare for creative writing since she was four. She is a Nigerian and was born into a Roman Catholic family. She has only one sibling, her younger brother whom she treasures dearly.

Ifeoma aspires to be a noteworthy author, and she  enjoys writing and reading all genres. She is currently working on a thriller  novel and mostly fancies stories that portray morals along the lines of  forgiveness, humility and honesty. She runs a blog on Wordpress and has a  Facebook page under her chosen pen name Camgal which she picked because of her interest in Yu Gi Oh Gx female vampire character, Camula.

Links: Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Her drabble: He Would Be Great is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Paula Phillips


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My name is Paula Phillips and I work as a Children's and Teens Librarian by Day and a Book Reviewer by Night on the site The Phantom Paragrapher. I have been writing for a variety of online magazines for the past six years. This is my first entry into the world of book publishing .

Links: Blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Her short story: Skye in High School Wonderland can be found in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Jocelyn Sanchez


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Jocelyn Sanchez is currently high school student that enjoys spending her hours reading and writing. She gains inspiration from her favorite authors, books and family. She one day hopes to publish her books and inspire others to write as well.

Other works: A short story in APOCALYPSE: An Anthology by Authors and Readers.

Links: Facebook

Her novella: A World Unlike Mine and two drabbles: Night, and Darkness and Light are featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Cindy Saunders


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Cindy Saunders was born in Lowell, MA. She moved to RI almost twenty-five years ago and now
considers the Ocean State her home. She graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. When she’s not reading, writing, spending time with her two teenage children (how did that happen?) or working, Cindy tracks down one of her favorite local bands and enjoys a glass of wine. She completed her first novel, Double Star, a YA fantasy, in October 2012 and is currently
working on the second book in the series.

Links: Facebook, Website

Her short story: Nirvana is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Clemy W. Thompson


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I was born in England in the West Midlands in 1991 where I am still currently living, growing up alongside one younger and three older brothers.

Books and writing was an interest that I began to develop from the first years of secondary school, and on my thirteenth birthday, I began to plan and design the idea to write a fantasy novel. I finished secondary school with high GCSE's and then went on into further education to study English and all aspects of art and design. After six years of writing, planning and overall editing of the book, it was successfully completed, containing over 82,000 words, and self published in the first week of 2011.

With high expectations in myself, I immediately began to write a second novel in the series, while keeping my art and design a part of the process. The achievement of completing the first novel 'Purest Light,' allowed the ideas of the second to flow much easier and it was completed by early 2012. As I was writing the third and final book, New Beginnings, at the same time, the series was finished by its publication in 2013.

Writing is now a part of my everyday and I have started on my newest project, The Star, which is also planned to be the first of three. Only time will tell.

Links: Purest Light, Darkest Regrets, New Beginnings, Facebook, and Website.

Her drabble: The Truth is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.

Dana Wright


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Dana Wright is a long time book fiend who used to hide in her room as a child to write odd stories and read Anne Rice novels. Her love of monsters began when she found Halloween cutouts of Dracula and his bride, and much to the worry of her parents, left them up on her bedroom wall year around. Not much has changed. If you look closely in her office, you can see monsters and faeries popping out of every bookshelf and hiding behind corners.

Most of the time, Dana can be found blogging about books and music, hanging out on Facebook, stalking Pinterest with intent to pin, reading incessantly, watching monster movies with her husband, trying to crochet and knit with varying success while writing music reviews for Muzikreviews.com, working as a bookstore manager, writing horror story shorts and working on her two YA novels. She lives with several children of the furry variety and her husband in Texas. She is a contributing author to the Siren’s Call Magazine: Women In Horror edition and Roms, Zoms and Bombs, an upcoming anthology from Evil Girlfriend Media.

Links: FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, PinterestOn the Broomstick Blog, Dana's YA Bookpile BlogZombiegirl Shambling Blog, Email and Goodreads.

Her drabble: Fairy Lights is featured in the Wonderstruck anthology.



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