Leandi Cameron is an award-winning journalist and assistant editor for the the Boksburg Advertiser, and has now also added the titles "author" and "publisher" on her plaque with the release of her first novel, A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel. Cameron is from Johannesburg, South Africa, (maiden name Rostoll).
At school she wasn't the most popular girl, as she was a victim of bullying, but found comfort in her books, and soon discovered her talent for writing at a tender age.
She, therefore, resorted to spending most of her time writing poems, short stories and songs during her afternoons and evenings.
Cameron confesses that she filled her nights reading every young-adult horror, paranormal, romance and fantasy novel she could get her hands on.
Her father used to take her to a travelling library that passed by their house on a weekly basis, and she would stock up on her weekly dose of young adult novels.
Cameron, obtained her Honours Degree in Journalism at Tshwane University of Technology and soon found her feet in the print media industry, walking away with the Siemens Profile Award and being nominated for the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award and a National Science & Technology Fund Award.
In 2009, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, which she began suffering from when she was only 12 years old.
"No one, including myself, took it too seriously, as we shrug it off as growing pains. However, the trauma of losing my father to a heart attack in 2006 rapidly fastened my symptoms and aggressiveness of the disease within my body," says Cameron.
Cameron then had to put her life on hold, and had to leave the magazine she was working at during that time, while the doctors went through a trial and error process to treat her disease.
While at home, she wrote as a freelance journalist and established a writing and editing service company.
This was when Cameron decided to work full-time on her debut novel, A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel. This novel wasn't the first one to have made it onto the pages of her laptop, but it was definitely the one that stuck.
A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel, hit the shelves in September 2012, and she is working on the second novel in the series, called A Therian Struggle.
The story of Kai Emery, plays off in Sabie. He finds out that he is part man and part wereleopard (shapeshifter), and falls in love with the school beauty Sienna. He then has to fight for survival and protect everyone that he loves from danger. It is an interesting read for anyone who enjoys young-adult paranormal fantasy. However, this book is not just about paranormal romance, it has a rich cultural history and mythological background, deeply entrenched into the core of the story.
"When I write, I lived out every character, and each one has a bit of me in them," says Cameron.
Cameron also published her debut novel herself by establishing an independent publishing division within her multi-discipline business, House of LeaVik, which she co-owns with her sister Vikki Rostoll-Olivier.
Hello all! I just published 4 books on Create Space and am so excited!
Hypnotic Journey Series:
Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? Wouldn't that be even better if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn't it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session was not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge? Four friends, two in love, two in hate enter into a Group Hypnosis study attempting to introduce fantasy adventures to small groups. They are promised a video game type of adventure rescuing an Elf Queen from her crystal prision as elf warriors, a sorceress and a fairy. As soon as they fall under the good doctors spell they begin to realize the adventure is more real than they could have ever imagined. They find themselves in a hostile world they can't seem to escape from.
Just started as a CreateSpace author, and all my work is in Spanish if any of you are interested. I'm focused on fiction and fantasy, as you can see in my book called "Relatos de un Mundo Nuevo" (Stories of a New World), it consist in short stories of what I call a new world and giving the welcome to it.
My name is Stephani and my teen fantasy novel, Psychokinesis, is about to be published here in a few weeks. I have created a preview for one of its chapters. I would truly appreciate any suggestions/feedback/criticism that anyone has to offer. I really need help here, so I can't wait to hear from you all! Thank you so much.
S P Mount is originally from Scotland, but with an erstwhile career in worldwide tourism, has lived in many countries and currently resides in Canada.
Having studied the art of writing in Vancouver, British Columbia since 2004, he has to date written seven books since his highly popular epic 'Prickly Scots' - which, even though his debut novel and he'd "do some things differently today", remains a personal favourite. He is now a freelance writer for a publishing company in San Francisco as well as a travel blogger for an international hotel group based in Italy.
'A born storyteller' with a quiet introspective that "pours its heart out" onto the page, S P Mount wrote three books before the age of ten-yrs-old (not listed here) and is said to possess inimitable style; consistently delivering finely nuanced characters and descriptions with an audacious, largely humorous authenticity perhaps 'reminiscent of Joyce and Salinger, but edgier'. Indeed, it is his mission to create uncompromising stories in both creative fiction and non fiction from a unique Scottish lens, often crossing genres, e.g. mixing paranormal and sci-fi with everyday lives and events that "has the reader believing that they might just be true."
Good friends, pets, photography and complete honesty are among the most important things in S P Mount's life, and when he is not writing seriously he can be found writing 'nonsensically' to relax, as well as offering what he can, by way of giving back, to new promising writers (that he himself comes across "no requests please") starting out on their own journey.
Hi everyone, My name is Ron Mealing. I have lived here in Nashville, Tennessee for the last 20+ years but I was born in Sydney, Australia (too many years ago).
I have, for many years, after selling out my accounting practice, busied myself on the development of my children's fantasy stories into the various animated theatrical formats (my real love) and the advancement of these projects toward exposure in the many ancillary markets.
Doing all that is very expensive stuff, so it's been slow going over the years working with only my own finances. Never-the-less, I have managed to get my first "short" into theatrical exhibition in a number of film festivals. This first short film, "The Story of Night & Day", was a 9 minute truncation of a 22 minute fantasy I had written and which I had hoped to release for television - and still do.
This work, first released in 2009, has been exhibited a number of times in Los Angeles and New York and once in each of Palm Springs and Cannes, France, winning three "Best Animation" awards between 2009 and 2011.
I have just uploaded this short film to Amazon for availability on-line and am presently awaiting a successful review by them.
I decided, just recently, to pubish a little book called "The Making of The Story of Night & Day" showing how all this short film came together. It's in full colour and can be obtained at http;//www.createspace.com/3666750 (price $14.50).
While all this was going on, I was entertaining myself by writing poetry as a release from the tedium of constant singular endeavour. I published my first book of poetry, "On - Volume 1" in 1996 and, enthused by what I thought was a great work, self-published it in a lavish binding which, being too expensive, proved to be a marketing disaster. (Self praise, I found out, is no gratification). Discouraged, I put all that aside but still continued to write poetry, quietly for myself, but only sporadically.
Pressured by others, i republished my first published poetry in 2011 together with a lot of material I had written since that early release. "On-Volume 2" is now available at http://www.createspace.com/3659435 (Price $14.95).
Straying yet a little further from my general activity, I just published a cartoon satire, "On the Language of Cricket", which takes a humorous look, graphically, at the quaint vernacular used to describe that cherished British institution, the Game of Cricket. You can find it at http://www.createspace.com/3662554 (Price $10.95)
I am at present completing a rewrite of my first children's fantasy which was published in Australia in December, 1984. This rewrite of "Adventures in the Lost Kingdom of Radish" will be published here, hopefully, within a few weeks. This story is already being developed into a 100 minute full length feature film, and was advancing very well until its development was deferred due to my being adversely impacted by the recent international economic situation. Hopefully, the recently negotiated additional support to allow continuace, which appears imminent, will come to fruition. Any investors out there? Contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I intend to write another "The Making of ..." book on this work also when developed work justifies its release.
I really cherish "feedback" - and I'm big enough to take any negative ones - but please, be nice!
Hi everyone, I have just started publishing my books with Create Space, and am waiting for my first proof copy to arrive. I'm hoping it will be error free so I can start selling online right away. I used the CS template, so the interior shouldn't be a problem, and I designed and created my own cover; I just hope I got the bleeds and spine size right. This book is The Queen's Blade, the first of The Queen's Blade series, which comprises 6 books and 2 prequels. Next I'll do the Cyber Chronicles, which is 9 books long, currently. Then I also have to do The Broken World (4 books), Slave Empire (3 books) and Demon Lord (6 books). I have a lot of work ahead of me! On top of that, I still have to write more books in those series.
Luckily, I have been able to retire from my work as a freelance copywriter and concentrate on writing more books thanks to the sales of my series as e-books. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and have been writing for more than 20 years, for my own pleasure. After two agents and several rejections from mainstream publishers, I decided to go the indie route publish all my books as e-books last December, and I haven't looked back since. I only wish I'd done it years ago instead of wasting my time with traditional publishers. This way I can sell my books far cheaper and get 80% of my royalties instead of the 10% I'd get from a traditional publisher.
What if errant data is uploaded into the Kizuna's Internet Satellite beam for a nantech soldier in an alien ninja akuma gameplay?
Many against one.
The above science fiction Japanese horror fantasy feature film written as a gameplay is the host for this novel, which is the driver in its structure.
A serial killing in a massively multiplayer online game that's an anti-social spelunking website network that has a goal to present the Devil, it has been over-ridden by a re-dating of carbon - an Alien!
Hey there, my name is Jeff Doten. I'm wrapping up my first Createspace project, a full color illustrated science fiction anthology called Strange Worlds. All of the artwork is mine and each story is based on concepts I came up with early in the process. My writers picked an image and wrote a story, then I created black and white images to go along with their text. The color images are used as mock paperback covers for each story. The final portion of the book is 14 page comic book. The project has been a blast to work on and we're already talking about a volume 2.