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






Lazette's poem, Dirge for a Forgotten Outpost, is currently available at Daikaijuzine


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.




Worldbuilding Course, Book II

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.

Buy it here



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) has been quite busy:

Her poetry:
A poem, Don't Bother, appears in the spring issue of Stellar Showcase Journal.

The Blue Fog Journal will be publishing her poem, Blazing Sunrise, in the June 2007 issue.

Poet's Pen has accepted two sunset poems, Dusky Incandescence and Prime Glare, and two Autumn Leaves haiku for the June 1st issue.

Her nonfiction:

Her essay, How Buddy Changed Our Lives, appears on Associated Content.

Click here to see Pregnancy After 40 on Associated Content

Click here to see From Creation to Cancellation: Why Good Shows Get Canceled? Part 1 on Associated Content.


Chris Ward (Site Member headofwords) debuts in his first paying market with Castles Made of Sand to appear in the August/September issue of Alien Skin Magazine.


Sharon Cousins (Site Member SharonID) won an honorable mention in Writer's Weekly's Spring 2007 24 hour short story contest for her short story, One Chance.


C. M. Huard (Site Member tianne) earned an honorable mention in the Dragons, Knights and Angels 2007 Fiction Contest for Speaking In Arms: A Beast Fable. For more information: Click Here


Maria Zannini (Site Member mz)'s short story, Thongs for the Memories, has been published in the travel anthology, More Sand in My Bra, by Travelers Tales.


David Bridger (Site Member David Bridger) was invited to have a selection of his poetry read at the Wychwood Festival.


Margaret McGaffey Fisk (Site Member MarFisk) won first prize in The Twelfth Annual PARSEC Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest. Her short story, Unique Worlds, will appear in the program book for Confluence 2007: The Nineteenth Annual Literary Science-Fiction and Fantasy Conference in Western Pennsylvania (July 27th - 29th, 2007).


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