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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!



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 was released in January 2007 by Regal Crest Enterprises, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-932300-74-1). It is 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) was released in January 2007 by Regal Crest Enterprises, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-932300-73-4). It is 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.


Product Cover Jack Scoltock (Site Member Jakers)'s new e-book, Golden Weddin' and the B.V.M., is available from Virtual Tales here.


Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe) has made a number of poetry sales.

Two acrostics, Piccolo and Violin, will appear in a future issue of Silver Wings

Wallflower will appear in the fall issue of Soul Fountain

Fennel will appear in the September issue of Blazevox

English Daisy and Night-time Blaze will appear in a later issue of Blazevox

First Crush is out in the latest issue of Storyteller.

Stargazing, an emblematic poem, appears in the fall issue of Pulse

Too Late Too Soon will appear in Quantum Leap #42 at the end of May 2008.

Whistling Winds will appear in the summer edition of


Chris Ward (Site Member headofwords) has been very busy this year. These are his sales:

Shoplifting appears in Midnight Street (print - UK) June 07

Castles Made of Sand appears in AlienSkin (online) Aug 07

Joyriders appears in Afterburn SF (online) Sept 07

Tube Riders is scheduled to appear in Not One of Us (print/online) for the Nov/Dec 07 issue

The Book of Dreams is scheduled to appear in Niteblade (online) in the Dec 07 issue


Carter Nipper (Site Member arrvee) sold his short story Rounding the Cape to The Harrow for their February 2008 issue.


Site Member NightPoet00 sold a poem to Three One Six: A Journal of Christian Thinking.


Wayne Squibbs (Site Member Wanu) has sold Take a Risk to Espresso Fiction.


Grace Tierney (Site Member GraceTierney) has both landed a column, Stamullen Notes, with The Meath Coaster, a local newspaper, and sold a personal essay, Confessions of a Professional Door-Knocker, to the Meath East Community Anthology.


Anne Lyle (Site Member RedFox) sold her non-fiction review of the Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC to Read her article here: