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Cynthia Myer

Cynthia Myer

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Cindy (Cynthia) Myer lives the country life in central Illinois, the U.S.A. with her husband, children, and dogs. She enjoys a great cup of hot tea while watching the sunrise over the pond and snuggling up with a good book to read and a dog to keep her feet warm.

For more than two decades, Cynthia Myer spent her days teaching in a public high school, community college, or small groups such as Boy Scouts, Bible School, and Prevention programs while raising a family of three children with her husband.  From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be in a profession that helped others - doctor, nurse, teacher, farmer, etc.  In her early college days, she discovered tutoring and a joy in teaching others to succeed.  Decades later as the education environment changed, she found herself drawn to teach and help in a different way - as an author of books.

As a teacher, an urgent issue was quite apparent:  our children as high school students were not well-equipped emotionally to be young adults.  These students could hardly identify their feelings accurately and efficiently, much less react productively.  The simplest thing (book knocked off a desk by a classmate) could inspire an extreme outburst and possibly a verbal or physical altercation.  To address this issue, Cynthia began exploring WHY this was happening.
The American family structure had fundamentally changed in the preceding years.  Gone was the two-parent structure with family meals together and hours of honest communication.  Single-parent homes, both parents forced to work longer and longer hours, overtaxed - physically and emotionally - modern parents simply had less time and energy to give to their children.  Those children either learned on their own, from other adults in their lives or not at all how to deal with their emotions.  Cynthia decided to address this issue by writing a series of books aimed at younger children AND the adult in their lives.  (Younger children are more open and adaptable.)

George the Grasshopper was born.  This Read WITH Me Emotional Literacy Series book approaches common emotional and social issues facing our children. BUT that's not all!  Each book includes built-in lessons/questions Cynthia wrote based on her years of teaching.  It's like a road map for parents to open conversations with their children.  Honest connections. Honest discussions.  Both build the relationship AND emotional literacy that will help the child grow into an emotionally resilient young adult.

Plans are in place for more George the Grasshopper books to address the growing concerns of our changing society. These are all of her books.
Amanda DeShane

Amanda DeShane

Meet The Author

Hello! My name is Amanda DeShane. I am a fairly new author, digital artist, cover designer, and lover of fantasy stories. There is nothing better than slipping into a book, to experience unlimited adventures within its pages. I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family and friends. 


I live happily with my spouse and kids in a small British Columbia town in Canada. I have one teen and two-step children, and a mischievous cat named Thackery Binx. The children and the four-legged kid that meows are all the center of my universe. 


I am a fantasy writer, who thrives off world-building and intricate stories with vivid imagery and mythology angles. I started out as a children's book author, then decided I wanted to write fantasy novels for a living. Being creative with no lack of ideas and creative drive, I jumped right in with two feet. My first adult novel, Asgard Academy: The Prophecy, is a fantasy reverse harem novel. It is an intricate web of a story that takes place in both the human realm and Asgard a Norse mythology realm. Aurora, my main character grows up in foster care completely ignorant of the fact that she is not human. Until the day her hands start going off like stun guns at the ready. Readers go on a journey as she discovers her birthright and who she is. Asgard is a world full of witches, warlocks, giants, all sorts of shifters, sirens, demigods and so much more. I love mixing legends and mythology with paranormal twists. Creating worlds that are unique and an adventure that makes you cheer, laugh, cry, and rage as the main character fights for what is right or just. I can’t seem to ever just pick one genre when writing so much of my work is written with multiple genres, multiple points of view, and twists. I currently have five books in the works to hopefully release in 2021.

Here are all of Amanda's books.

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A.R. Grosjean

Meet The Author

A.R. Grosjean writes full time. She began writing when she was 11 years old, just one year after giving up from being bullied. She thanks God everyday that her attempt of suicide failed. Now she has 13+ books written and published in the genres of Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, and more. She continues to write everyday in hopes to save others the same way her stories saved her.

She is married with 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren who call her Nana. Her husband and children are her biggest fans. Amber and her husband are currently living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Meet The Author

Amber Gabriel has loved books for as long as she can remember. A lifetime of reading and writing plus an active imagination equal a compulsion for storytelling. She also paints murals, coaches archery, plays the guitar and violin, and dances with her husband. She enjoys everything she does, and boredom never plagues her.

Here are her books. *Amber's stories are clean.

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Elora Canne
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Meet The Author

Writer of nonfiction for adults and fiction for children. Words open a world of possibilities for all.

Here are her books.  (2 different pen names, added together)

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Meet The Author

Brenda Akwar always enjoyed reading with the goal of writing. Her passion for writing children’s books prompted her to write. Despite initial fears and hesitations, the pandemic was the final push needed to pursue this dream. Her mother encouraged her to live life on her terms with respect. Brenda lives in Canada with her family. When not writing or working as a nurse, she enjoys walks in the great outdoors, dancing, singing, and, of course, reading. Considered a bit reserved but enjoys the company of loved ones. Some day she hopes to skydive, bungee jump, and socialize with her favorite wild animals - lions and wolves. She hopes her stories will help promote self-love, acceptance, and tolerance in children worldwide.

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Mike grew up in Brisbane, Australia, imagining he was everything from a rogue pirate to an intergalactic traveller. His desire to write began as a student at primary school when one of his short stories won second prize in a local writing challenge. University and teacher training – another childhood imagining – beckoned following high school. His career spanned nearly 40 years during which he shared his love of learning with students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adult learners. Now retired, he continues the sharing through this website and his scary, exciting fantasy novels aimed at the 10-12 age group. Mike’s other interests include playing piano, watching basketball games (his playing days are over) and story-telling with his grandkids.

Here are his books

Mike Cooper
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T.R. Tells

Meet The Author

T.R. Tells chose the pen name created as a play on words "T.R "TELLS a story”. She’s a book/manga-lover for anything fantasy (but will try any genre) and created her first story at 11 years old. T.R. Tells feels a passion towards her writing and hopes that—even if it's just one person—feels the amount of effort, love, and determination that is expressed through her words. When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching anime (or Netflix) or burying herself in another manga,

Here are her books.

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Kim Wilch

Meet The Author

Kim lives in Nebraska with her husband of 36 years, two precious pooches, a litter box-trained bunny, and a duck that quacks her up. She is a mom of two and grandma to three amazing grandchildren. Besides writing, Kim loves to camp, volunteer, travel, and get creative with arts and crafts.

Here are her books

WTF Why the Frown Duck is a clean adult parody.

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Alyssa Casanova is originally from New Jersey but she currently lives in Virginia with her husband, two girls and a grumpy old dog. She also works full time as a Special Education teacher and runs on coffee and chocolate. Bedtime for Spider is her first book, with many more to follow. Her books are written, illustrated, and printed in the USA.
Bedtime For Spider hardbound is available at her website.

Alyssa Casanova
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Alexandria Miracola is a Christian fantasy author and owner of 21:25 Books, an independent publishing company. She loves stories that draw readers' hearts back to God and remind them that light is always overcoming darkness. Her first novel was Penelope Grace and the Winter Carousel. She is currently off somewhere, writing about dragons and brewing a pot of tea. You can find her stories at

Here are her books. Thay are not available on Amazon--only on her website (she sells more than books)

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Sunshine Rodgers has written 12 books which have landed on Amazon’s International Best Seller lists in 26 different categories, including #1 in the United Kingdom, #2 in the United States and #25 in Canada. Her books have been translated in several languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese). She has participated in 6 book tours and dozens of book signings. She has a team of 31 people and has used 67 real-life people as characters in her stories. When she is not writing, Sunshine is a guest and featured author on 51 Media Interviews on radio, podcasts and online magazines. Sunshine is a Brand Ambassador to 20 Fashion, Beauty & Skincare Companies. She is a Blogger and an Entrepreneur to her 49,000 social media followers.

Here are her books. They can also be found at B&,, and

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Corey L.

Meet The Author

Corey L. Richards lives in a fun, family-friendly suburban neighborhood in Chesterfield, Michigan. Just when she felt like she had everything, life took an unexpected turn. Struggling to make sense of her new painful reality, Corey found solace by nurturing her relationship with God through prayer. Immediately comforted, Corey knew she needed to ensure that her children—all children—grow up with that same ability to trust God and understand that prayers are powerful and effective.


You can learn more about Corey and purchase her book by visiting


But First, Let’s Say Our Prayers: Learning to Pray Before Bed is her debut book.


Below is her book. It can also be found at, B&,, and, among many other online retailers.

Here are her books.

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Kristi Shimada

Meet The Author

Kristi Shimada is an award-winning children’s book author. She wrote and illustrated her first unpublished book, The Little Shoe Shop, when she was eight. As a child, she loved the story Cinderella because she saw the inner beauty, kindness, and strength in Cinderella, and she loved books with happily-ever-after endings. As a visionary artist and registered hypnotherapist, Kristi is passionate that her stories empower the inner spirits of children and adults who read her books. She feels that having colorful illustrations are essential to the readers’ experience. She believes every book she writes has a sprinkle of magic that brings a story to life. Kristi lives in Washington with her loving husband, Chris, and their tuxedo cat, Jasper. She has five children and nine grandchildren, whom she loves dearly.

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Kelly Swan Taylor

Meet The Author

Kelly Swan Taylor is the author of the popular young adult novel The Winning Ingredient and the sleuthy middle grade mystery series The Wright Detective. When she’s not concocting unique recipes in her kitchen or hovering over her keyboard, this attorney and former laboratory scientist spends her time as a competitive runner. With experience racing from sun-drenched Hawaii to frigid Iceland, her first publishing credit was in Simon & Schuster’s best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Running for Good, highlighting the historic 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathons. Growing up immersed in beloved “Teen” novels, Kelly now crafts her own sweet stories that bridge the gap between middle grade and young adult fiction that is so often forgotten but so sorely needed in the market today. In fact, she is so passionate about bridging this gap that she founded the imprint Link Press, dedicated to bringing these stories back to young readers. As a believer that there is magic in the everyday, she has a soft spot for the kind and sincere yet flawed character, who tries to do the right thing, stumbles along the way, but eventually becomes a hero in everyday life. Kelly resides in Providence, Rhode Island with her architect husband, Jonathan, and her spirit animal and trusted kitty, Otto. Her new young adult ice hockey mystery/thriller Frozen in Time releases in early fall 2023.

Here are her books.

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I am a primary school teacher by day and single parent to a beautiful little girl the rest of the time.

Writing is an enjoyable hobby of mine when I am not planning lessons or watching my beloved Carlisle United (something else that has been denied us for much of this last 18 months in these strange time).

I love to write and take myself to all sorts of weird and wonderful places. I have recently finished my second and third novels, Once Upon A Time There Was A Man and With Every Breath after releasing me 'Conscience' a few years ago.

I have written a series of children's books (, plays, scripts, poems and educational resources for schools.

I am self-published through Amazon and am not represented by anyone as yet but I hope it is only a matter of time before publishers and agencies beat a path to my door. I would very much like to retire early. :-)

Here are his books.

Peter Scholes
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