Friday, 2 September 2011

Imran Siddiq

Inevitable – One word that could describe the eventuality that I would create a blog, not withstanding the encouragement to do so. What you will find here is a collection of thoughts, descriptions, artwork, stories and software language tips that I hope will inspire all of you.

Based in Leicester, I spend every plausible free moment to write, write, write and draw what comes in my head… and my head does contain a lot. Currently employed in the NHS with a LLB law Degree and a sound understanding of all thinks techy!

I distinctly recall a point when my Primary School teacher pointed out my talent at creating detailed stories. Of course that had nothing to do with me reading [clears throat] Lord of the Rings at the tender age of 9, although it does explain my unhidden excitement at seeing the movies – well done PJ. Star Wars was a big hitter on my psyche when I was a tiny lad, add onto that Transformers (oh the joy of getting up to watch the Generation One cartoon series)… ah bliss… Recent times have seen LOST become my clinical remedy for all things that are bad.

The Last Strider, my first novel is a merging of things I adored as a child and things I know not. The last 4 years and the future will always be a learning curve for me in terms of writing and whether I am published or not… I intend to continue writing. Damn, I am passionate about it.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Mike Wells

Check out Mike Wells. A fantastic writer and a great guy all round.

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I'm an American bestselling thriller & suspense author and teach in the Creative Writing program at Oxford. Known for my fast-paced, 'unputdownable' novels.

Don't forget to check out his advice for writers!

Anna C Jones

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My blog is based around the inspiration to write, producing ideas from the world around me. It will take 'bites' of content which I find of interest in regards to writing, from news to anything inbetween and transform them into commentary/opinion - or just a simple way to have a debate. My blog is open for discussion, so feel free to drop me a message or if you just wish to chat - I'm very friendly :)

David Beem

David Beem is the author of Abyss of Chaos, a supernatural thriller chronicling the adventures of cellist, Maxwell Sinclair, and his aging archeologist godfather, Dr. Phineas Monroe.
David was a founding member of the Corigliano (1996-98) and Eykamp (2002-07) Quartets, Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (2002-07) and member of the Euclid Quartet (2007-09). His performances spanned three continents and his relationship with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, John Corigliano, culminated in the South Korean premiere of the composer’s String Quartet No. 1.
David has recorded the string quartets of Bela Bartok, (2, 4 & 6) Frederick Fox’s Dawnen Gray, and Bernard Heiden’s Clarinet Quintet with James Campbell.
Currently, David is hard at work promoting his first novel, Abyss of Chaos, and producing its sequel, The Philosopher’s Game.

The Book Hookup

We’re five avid and passionate readers spread out all over North America who share an obsession for reading. We’re “those people” who bring our books and e-readers with us everywhere we go. We stay up late reading for… just a few more minutes, and pay for it the next day. We not only love to read books, we love to talk about them as well.  What really compelled us to start the Book Hookup is the recent rush of amazing indie books that seem like undiscovered gems just waiting to be shared. Our mission is to bring focus to writers that might otherwise be overlooked. We hope our reviews will expose you to books that don’t bear a power-house publishers name but whole heartily deserve the same admiration.

The Book Hookup Have reviewd two great books by Raine Thomas. Check out the review at:

Benjamin Scott Meyers

Hello world! My name is B.S. Meyers and before you ask, those are my initials, however derogatory they may seem. My real name is Benjamin Scott Meyers and I am sixteen years old. I’m a writer who spent two and a half years writing, editing and revising my first novel, The Greatest Story Never Told. The final edits of my first novel are finished and now it’s time for me to find a literary agent and get published! Follow me on a journey through my mind as I reach ever closer to my goal of being published!
I started my first book on January 14, 2009 and it’s come a long way! My purpose for writing is to have fun and to show you what I believe. I believe that love is the most powerful thing in the Universe and I want to prove it to you. It is also my belief that any ordinary human being (or any other sentient life-form) can do great things.

Pete Grimm

Sharing an apple with two friends at Enkosini in 2010

Pete was born into an army family. Both grandfathers were army officers, and his uncle and father graduated from West Point. After years travelling from post to post as an "army brat," Pete also attended West Point, and graduated in 1969.

He saw combat duty in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and served as an 8" SP battery commander in XVIII Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, NC. At Bragg he also spent a year with the JFK Center for Military Assistance.

He resigned his army commission in 1974 to go sailing with his wife Camilla and oldest child Kelcey. Kelcey was only 11 days old when she spent her first night onboard their boat.
From 1975 through 1979, he worked for Ford Motor Company in a variety of positions based in Jacksonville, FL and Oakland, CA.

He purchased his first automobile dealership in 1980 in Seattle, WA. From 1980 to 2007, he operated automobile businesses, primarily based in the Pacific Northwest. He sold his last dealership in January of 2006.

He and his wife Camilla have three children, Kelcey, Lisa and Peter of whom they are very proud.