Thankful for our Authors – Day 30 – Teya Peck



Teya is a wife and mother of 4 miracle children, not to mention the trolls under beds and in closets. She has published nine books, her favorite See Me For Me among them with ten in the works.
She is fluent in sarcasm, loves signing, and musically inclined. Her joy is speaking to third graders, watching their excitement grow when they discover the story within themselves.

Thankful for our Authors – Sherry Roseberry


Sherry Roseberry

Sherry Roseberry was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. There were two things she wanted to be when she grew up, a mother and an actress. From middle school to college her focus was drama. While in a seventh-grade class her English teacher said that if they ever wanted to write for magazines like The Readers Digest the articles had to be perfect in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. She admonished the students to take English classes seriously

Roseberry remembers thinking that advice didn’t pertain to her because she wasn’t going to be a writer. She was going to be an actress. Little did she know she would end up being an award-winning author.

Her drama training hasn’t been wasted, though. She’s been in several community productions and written, acted in, and sold four plays to Eldridge Play Company. Three are still in print. She has adapted the acting methods she’s learned to accentuate her writing, and she’s given numerous workshops teaching others the same techniques.

But, she still remembers her seventh grade English teacher. She wishes she’d paid more attention.

Sherry is also a member of the Blue Sage Writers group.

Thankful for our Authors – Day 28 – Phillip Nolte


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Born and raised in Minnesota, educated at Moorhead State (Moorhead, MN) and North Dakota State University. I developed a passion for science fiction in junior high and have been hooked ever since. I started writing science fiction sometime around 1986 or so and about a dozen of my short stories were published in pioneering online magazines such as “Athene” and “Intertext.”

These stories are now available in a collection entitled “Cannibals Shrink Elvis’ Head.” The eclectic nature of the subject matter in these stories makes it difficult to categorize the book into a single science fiction subgenre but there are stories about an endurance race through the asteroid belt as well as stories about space battles and aliens and scientists and space merchants and even one about an auto mechanic!

I recently retired from my position as a potato scientist at the University of Idaho. While there, I served on the editorial boards of two national trade journals and wrote hundreds of educational and informative articles for the popular press. I live with my wife and cat (or is it the other way around?) in southeastern Idaho, where most of the potatoes are.

An irresistible compulsion just a few years ago to get back into writing science fiction resulted in the “Junkyard Dogs” adventures, which began in “The Scrapyard Incident” and are continued in “The Veritian Derelict” and “The Santana Nexus.” Maybe the theme of the books would make more sense if I admitted to having an inexplicable interest in junkyards too. I also have a fascination with ancient artifacts and if they happen to have an alien origin, so much the better. “The Deimos Artifact” and the “Guardians” series are my take on that phenomenon.

Many thanks to Angie Wirth ( for her breathtaking artwork.

I am currently working on the second book of the “Guardians of the Galactic Sentinel” series which is untitled as yet. I hope to have it available before next summer. We’ll see if my muse behaves. If you have questions or comments about me, “The Junkyard Dogs,” “Cannibals Shrink Elvis’ Head,” “Guardians of the Galactic Sentinel” or diseases of potatoes feel free to drop me a line at

You can find him here:


Thankful for our Authors – Day 27 – Karen Finnigan



Karen Finnigan is an Idaho-based author. She was born in Canada, but moved to the U.S. at age eight. Her father was a Norwegian immigrant and her mother a Canadian of Scottish-immigrant descent. At age 15, Karen became a naturalized American. That same year she discovered what would become her all-time favorite book–Jane Eyre. From an early age, she loved writing, starting with diaries, letters, and poetry. She earned a BA in English and Education at Western Washington State College.

Karen has written historical romance (most under the pseudonym Karen Lockwood and many published in Berkley’s former Homespun series). Her first published novel, Fires of Midnight, won an RWA Golden Heart Finalist award. She’s also taught school and worked in the demanding field of technical editing.

Karen belongs to the Idaho Writers Guild and the Blue Sage Writers of Idaho. She loves rare books, gardening, raspberries, chocolate, and Viking lore.


Thankful for our Authors – Day 26 – Richard Earl Rice


Richard Earl Rice

Richard Earl Rice is the author of several novels and a variety of short stories.Though he has dabbled in other areas, Richard’s main interest is Speculative Fiction, where he extrapolates current events and difficulties from our present society into a near-term future.  There, he creates worlds filled with unique problems for his characters to deal with. He tries to make his projections plausible, ones that will perhaps serve as warnings to his readers that we are living in an exponentially unstable time and significant changes can be expected that may not be good for our descendants.

Richard’s novels are THE OTHER,  THE LAST AMERICANS, SANCLEM, AND INCENDIARY. All are available  in print at Amazon in e-book format from kindle.

Richard brings a unique blend of work experience and life interests to his writing career. Besides his engineering background, he holds a Commercial Pilot’s license, operates his own aircraft, serves as Director for an oil company, and manages a substantial portfolio of commercial and residential real estate. Richard’s main writing interest is Speculative Fiction, where he extrapolates current events and difficulties from our present society into worlds filled with unique problems for his characters to deal with. He tries to make his projections plausible, ones that will perhaps serve as warnings to his readers that we are living in an exponentially unstable time and significant changes can be expected that may not be good for our descendants. He has produced five novels and a number of short stories.
Richard is a member of the Blue Sage Writers association.
Richard lives with his family on the Snake River in Southeastern Idaho near Yellowstone Park and Jackson Hole.
You can find him here:

Thankful for our Authors – Day 25 – Tim Miller


Tim Miller

Tim Miller is a horror author with over 40 books in print in the U.S. and Germany. He lives in Texas which provides him lots of scary locations and ideas to pass on to his readers. His trusty sidekick, a chihuahua named Sancho, sits by his side and supervises his writing activities.

Tim is very active on social media and loves interacting with his readers. You can find him at his website at

Thankful for our Authors – Day 24 – Donna Walo Clancy


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Donna L. Walo-Clancy was born in 1959. She now resides on Cape Cod. Single, with three grown children, she enjoys walking the beaches, photography and day trips exploring new places with her kids. An avid concert goer, she has been known to hop in a car and follow a band up and down the east coast.
She has been signed by Summer Prescott Books Publishing.
Two new cozy series will be released starting in the Fall of 2017 under this publisher.
“The Wishing Cradle”, her Christmas story for 2017 will be released in November.
A paranormal thriller, “Making Love to Mother Earth”, will be released in the Spring.
“The Whiskey Barrel Ghost” will be released in the Spring of 2018 also.

You can find her here:


Thankful for our Authors – Day 23 – M.P. Ness


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M.P. Ness is both Author and classically/commercially trained Artist with a wide array of artistic skills who specializes primarily in fantasy and classical realism, and between his dayjob and writing, he has a penchant for creating cover art for other indie authors the likes of C.A. Sanders, Justin Osborne, Joshua Brann Thornbrugh, and Pauline Ramsey.

He lives with his girlfriend and three minpin-chihuahua pups near Seattle in a small cabin in the woods, which he remodeled virtually single handedly. He has a background in construction, which he considers just another artform.

In his down time he enjoys Seahawks football, going to the movies(or enjoying shows at home), and working in his gardens is his secret passion.

At 35, M.P. has published 3 novels in the “E.L.F.” saga, (1-3) White Leaves, Blighted Leaves, and Gray Leaves, and one anthology on behalf of the Badass Authors collective, “Twisted Love,” a collection of themed love-stories for a Valentine’s Day release.

M.P. is currently working on E.L.F. Vol. 4 Variegated Leaves, but admits life has lately waylaid much progress on the piece.

Author Links:

Amazon author page –

Facebook author page –

Book Links:

E.L.F. Vol.1 White Leaves

E.L.F. Vol2. Blighted Leaves

E.L.F. Vol.3 Gray Leaves

Twisted Love – Badass Authors Anthology


Thankful for our Authors – Day 22 – A. R. Shaw


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A. R. Shaw, born in south Texas, served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1987 through 1991 as a communications radio operator, where she was stationed at the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Station at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.

Her first novel, The China Pandemic (2013), climbed to number 1 in the dystopian and post-apocalyptic (SHTF) genres in May 2014 and was hailed as “eerily plausible” and with characters that are “amazingly detailed.”

She currently lives in the hills of Idaho, loves her four amazing children, and travels around observing the world and coming up with new ways to end it.

Books by A. R. Shaw


The Graham’s Resolution series

A Prequel (Coming Soon)

The China Pandemic

The Cascade Preppers

The Last Infidels

The Malefic Nation

The Bitter Earth (coming soon!)

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The French Wardrobe

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Surrender the Sun

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

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Perseid Collapse Kindle Worlds

Deception on Durham Road

Departure from Durham Road


Wayward Pines Kindle Worlds

Kate’s Redemption


Bite-Sized Offerings

An Anthology Addition

Zombie Mom

Thankful for our Authors – Day 21 – Becky Clark



Becky Clark is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Her stout-hearted dog keeps her safe from menacing squirrels, leaves, and deer, but not plastic bags. Those things are terrifying.

Readers say her books are fast and thoroughly entertaining” with  “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” They also say “Warning: You will laugh out loud. I’m not kidding,” and “If you like Janet Evanovich, you will like Becky Clark.”

She is wiggly with anticipation over her upcoming release in April 2018 of FICTION CAN BE MURDER, the first in the Mystery Writer’s Mystery series. Here’s the description —

Mystery author Charlemagne “Charlee” Russo thought the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books were only the products of her imagination. That is, until her agent is found dead exactly as described in her new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion swirls around her and her critique group, making her confidence drop as severely and unexpectedly as her royalty payments.

The police care more about Charlee’s feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of her friends is a murderer. Easier said than done, even for an author who’s skilled at creating tidy endings for her mysteries. And as her sleuthing grows dangerous, her imagination starts working overtime. Is she being targeted too?

Pre-orders available now! Visit for all kinds of fun. Anticipate some book launch hoopla in early 2018. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe to her “So Seldom It’s Shameful” newsletter. You’ll hear about new releases, maybe win some prizes and free books, find out about book promotions from her and others, read interviews from new-to-you authors, and more. (As you might have gleaned from the title, she won’t inundate your inbox, either.)

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If you enjoy her books, she’d swoon if you left a review. Yes, swoon.