Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor

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Forward Motion for Writers has many published authors as members.  Here are just a few of the currently available materials that they have had published!

Lazette Gifford

Farstep Station

Farstep Station sits on the distant edge of human expansion into space. Although meant to be the stepping stone to further exploration, the station remained understaffed and nearly abandoned for the duration of a long war between the rebels and the fledgling Inner Worlds Council. 

From Yard Dog Press!


Book two of the Two-Year Novel Course is now available Here






Holly Lisle

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In a world where technology is magic, and war is the only way of life, Talyn is a soldier, one of thousands trained from childhood to protect her country from the monarchist Eastil. Soon, Talyn's honor will be challenged.





Non-technical and easy to use, Holly's method will give you a usable beginning culture in about five hours, which you can expand as you work on the book, building only what you need and when you need it.

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Tamara Siler Jones

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Valley of the Soul

Detective Dubric Byerly returns in the third and final installment of this medieval fantasy-meets-thrilling mystery, genre-bending series from the author of "Ghosts in the Snow" and "Threads of Malice."




C.E. Murphy

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Thunderbird Falls

In this follow-up to "Urban Shaman," Joanne Walker hasn't learned much about her shamanic abilities. But when she accidentally unleashes demons on Seattle, Joanne realizes she should have learned more about controlling her powers.




Wen Spencer

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Wolf Who Rules

The popular novel "Tinker" introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides.




Lynn Viehl

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Dark Need

Homicide detective Samantha Brown is a tough, highly decorated cop. But twelve lonely years after she nearly died of a gunshot wound, she aches with a deep inner longing. In pursuit of a deranged killer, her only clue is a medieval cross inscribed "Lucan"-the name of the owner of a new nightclub near the murder scene. Drawn into a seamy underworld, Samantha falls for Lucan-who believes he's a vampire and Samantha is his reincarnated first love.



Paula Offutt

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Butch Girls Can Fix Anything

This lesbian romance novel will be released in January 2007 by Regal Crest Enterprises, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-932300-74-1). It will be available in lesbian romance venues and online on Amazon and Star Crossed Productions. About the author: Paula Offutt.


Sandra Barret

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Lavender Secrets

Sandra's debut novel (originally completed for the National Novel Writing Month) will be released in January 2007 by Regal Crest Enterprises, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-932300-73-4). It will be available in lesbian romance venues and online on Amazon and Star Crossed Productions.

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Face of the Enemy

This lesbian science fiction novel has also been accepted by Regal Crest Enterprises, Inc. and is due to be released in November 2007.

Details of her works are here: Sandra Barret.


Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe) is starting the year off well with a number of poetry acceptances:

Both Harp, an acrostic poem, and Waterfall, a tanka, appear in the Winter issue of Stellar Showcase Journal.

Soprano Saxophone, an acrostic poem, will appear in Nomad's Choir.

Disturbing the Peace appears in the Winter 2006 issue of Soul Fountain.

Fire, a haiku, will appear in Hummingbird magazine.


Justin Stanchfield (Site Member Justinvs) had a short story, In the River, selected for Gardner Dozois's 2006 Year's Best Science Fiction.


Cheryl Mills (Site Member cherylmills)'s article, Sniffing Out the Neighbors, was accepted by As of yet, the publication date is not announced, but it may appear both on the site and in print.


C. M. Huard (Site Member tianne)'s story, The Atrocious Head-bashing Troubadour, appears in the Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy: Humorous Tales of Sword and Sorcery anthology from Fantasist Enterprises, due to release April 2007.


N. C. Unruh (Site Member schweinsty) has a poem called Mage's End coming out in Bewildering Stories.


Barb Caffrey (Site Member Barb Caffrey) is having a busy time of it.

Her short story, Trouble With Elfs, co-written with her late husband Michael, is appearing in Written Word, an online magazine.

Her poem, A Love Eternal, also appeared on Written Word in September 2006.

In addition, Barb edits for Masterpiece Comics and their first product, Fireblast: Episode Zero, has just come out.


Site Member valeriec80 debuts with her short story Undeadly Sinful in Adventures of the Average Woman with the release date still to be determined.


January Mortimer (Site Member Kettle) reports a raft of successes to mark the three-year anniversary of her first submission:

Disjointed appears online at Ideomancer

The Words the Rain Wrote appears in the Winter 2006/07 issue of Fantasy Magazine

A Godmother's Gift will appear in the next issue of Heliotrope Magazine