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Name: Madeline Dyer
Aka: M.J.A Dyer (for a long time I've wondered whether to use 'Madeline' or 'M.J.A', and at the moment have settled for the first, though it may change in the future!).
Hi, my name's Madeline, I live on a farm in Devon, England and I simply love writing. I have a variety of pets, all of which inspired me to start writing stories about them. Now, I mainly write fantasy stories although I am planning a series set in the 'prehistoric-survival' category. My first short story, 'The Silent Siren', was published at the beginning of June 2011 when I was 16; although I've been writing for many years before this I've only recently starting submitting work for publication.
Currently I'm working on a young adult fantasy novel, which I later hope to expand into a series. I love writing fantasy mainly because it's so magical! You can create your own, unique world that you can escape into at anytime where practically anything can happen. I also love science fiction, and would really like to write some in the future! I'm very inspired by many 'classical' works including 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott and 'Pride And Prejudice' by Jane Austen.
As well as my fantasy YA book I'm working on a novel set in an animal rescue centre in the mountains of Mallorca.
At my website http://madelinedyer.co.uk/ you can find out more information about me, my writing process and my published works.
Aside from writing I'm also very keen on art, in particular watercolour paintings and pencil drawings. Although I do a lot of drawing and artwork I haven't yet created any for a particular cause or tried to get any published. I just do it because it's fun!
Likes: writing, reading, animals, music (mainly RnB, pop and dance), walking on the moors, hot chocolate, strawberries.
Dislikes: dark chocolate, lemons, ants, extreme hot or cold temperatures.
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Lee Widener is 55 years old. He grew up in stoic Nebraska and now lives in the weirdness of Oregon. He began creating as far back as he can remember. For thirty years he was heavily involved in the world of theatre, at one time running his own troupe, X. Perry Mental Theatre. For the past ten years I have run the internet radio station NeverEndingWonder Radio.
I have never been able to limit myself to one kind of artistic output. I have drawn a comic strip called Weirdsville, created collage art, dabbled in electronic music, written poetry, short stories and dramatic scripts. I'm now focusing on fiction and poetry. Most of my written work is on the strange end. I'm currently working on a series of anti-fables that don't seem to fit into any definable category.
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Name: Gil C. Schmidt
Gil also writes under "Gil The Jenius," primarily concerning topics related to Puerto Rico, where Gil was born. Raised as an Air Force brat--through no fault of the U.S. Armed Forces--Gil lived in Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi before moving to Puerto Rico. He returned to Mississippi for his college days and started writing more often. Back in Puerto Rico since 1988, Gil has worked as a freelance writer, business consultant, teacher, conference speaker, project manager and youth basketball coach. A huge fan of board games and military history, Gil looks to combine interests and experience in transmedia projects to join his growing portfolio of fiction and non-fiction projects. Gil is recently married, to Mrs. Jenius.
Yesteryear Fiction: http://www.yesteryearfiction.com/search/label/Gil%20C.%20Schmidt
Gil The Jenius: http://gilthejenius.blogspot.com/
GCSPrank Is Here: http://gcsprankishere.blogspot.com/
SFNovelists Short Story Winner: http://www.sfnovelist.com/fiction/1999/99-story.htm
"Thirty Stories" anthology on SmashWords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15831
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