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New on the Shelves

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

Lazette has had three titles accepted by OneMoreWord -- A reprint of Silky, Lord of the Land (sequel of Silky), and News from the Front.

The last two books of the Dark Staff Series have been turned into the publisher, and should be available soon.

Shana Norris

(Site Member shana)  

Something to Blog About

Shana's debut YA novel is available from Amulet Books and most bookstores as well as and Details here.

Something to Blog About by Shana Norris - February 2008 - Amulet Books

ISBN-13/EAN: 9780810994744 - Price: $15.95 - 256 Pages



Holly Lisle

Time to Preorder Holly's new book!
Cover ImageThe Ruby Key (Book I of Moon & Sun)

On the most dangerous night of the year, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Danrith go into the forest to find a healing tree sap that could save their mother's life. But they don't come back. Instead, they are drawn into the world of the dangerous nightlings, and into a bargain with the immortal nightling kai-lord--find a missing child, or they and their mother will die. (Scholastic, May 1, 2008)

Preorder your copy at your local bookstore, or at:

 Holly Lisle's How To Find Your Writing Discipline

 How To Find Your Writing Discipline

A Three-Day Plus 20 Minute Do-It-Yourself Writing Bootcamp
You want to write.

You've always wanted to write.

But you:

Can't find the time

Can't find the initiative

Can't find the discipline

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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House of Cards

Isolated from her tribe, Rhenna of the Free People walks alone, guarding the borderlands. But the mountain-dwelling shapeshifters, allies of her people, are disappearing, and word has come of a new evil. Known by their red stones and the chaos in their wake, the followers of the Stone God have made their ascent, spreading anger and war.

For more information, Check Here


Wen Spencer

Endless Blue

TThe Very Large Object That ATE the Other Very Large Objects!

The Sargasso. Space ships go in, and they don't come back. But as the all-destroying Nefrim drive humanity from the stars, everything depends on one captain's desperate gambit: to dial his stardrive to zero—to "fall off the map"—and plunge into the ocean-covered pocket universe that is the Sargasso. Within is a secret that can change a galaxy. And, though escape is a trick generations of trapped starfarers have tried and failed to master—now the fate of two universes depends on Mikail Volkov being the first to GET OUT!

For more information, Check Here 

Lynn Viehl

Evermore: A Novel of the Darkyn (Signet Eclipse)


Jayr is proud to be the only female ever permitted to serve as seneschal to a Darkyn lord. But in her centuries of service to Master Byrne, she has fallen in love with him. Now, Byrne plans to step down and hand over the Jardin to another Kyn lord-a move that threatens not only Jayr's position, but her very life...

For more information, Check Here 


Paula Offutt

(Site Member HollyRoller) Product Cover

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

(Site Member sbarret)Product Cover

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 now available in lesbian romance venues and online on Amazon and Star Crossed Productions.

Details of her works are here: Sandra Barret.

Jack Scoltock

(Site Member Jakers) Product Cover

Golden Weddin' and the B.V.M.

is available from Virtual Tales here.

An excerpt from one of his historical writings also appears in Literature Reading with Purpose Course 2, a learning resource for New York students published by McGraw/Hill.

Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe) is having a good start to the year for her poetry.

Italian Aster and Trace on Sunlight will appear in Pegasus during 2008.
Safe Return appears online in the Real Eight Poetry Ezine. Read it here.
Killing Me Softly will appear in the Summer 2008 issue of Love's Chance.
Angels Are Special appears in Purple Dream here.
Violin (an acrostic) appears in the February/March issue of Silver Wings.
Piccolo will appear in a later issue of Silver Wings.
Shattered to Burst and Betrothed appear in the February 2008 issue of Fullosia Press. Read them here.
Rain on my Parade appears in the March 2008 issue of Write On! Poetry Magazette.
Stormy Weather appears in the February issue of Apollo's Lyre.
Reward of Being Published and Awarded appears in the April issue of Long Story Short.
Autumn Sunrise appears in Aura Literary Review.
Soprano Saxophone will appear in the summer issue of Nomad's Choir.

Justin Stanchfield (Site Member Justinvs)'s short, Beyond the Wall, originally appearing in the Ruins Extraterrestrial anthology from Hadley Rille Books, has been selected for Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF, 25.


Erin (Site Member Erin_M_H) sold her short story Rise of Kencha to Spacesuits & Sixguns and it appears on their website in late January 2008.  

Stephanie Green (Site Member Lysistrata) had a busy 2007 and beginning of 2008:

Short Story:
Into the Light finaled in the Slippery When Wet Short Story Competition and was published in the Slippery When Wet 2007 anthology.

Well-Stocked Larders: the Food and Diet of Hobbits appeared in Strange Horizons on February 11, 2008.

Requiem for a Friend will appear in the March 2008 edition of Lachryma: Journal of Lament Literature.
Essay, Sense of a Man, and You and You will appear in the April/May issue of Breath and Shadow.
His-story will appear in Haruah: Breath of Heaven.


Anne Lyle (Site Member redfox) has made her second non-fiction sale to TabletPCReview. Check out her article Linux on the Samsung Q1U.  

Chris Ward (Site Member headofwords) has a busy beginning to the year:

Tube Riders now appears in the Not One of Us special anthology called Home and Away
Road Stop appears in the February issue of The Open Vein
The Garden Party appears in the February issue of The Courier
Ms Ito's Bird will appear in Weird Tales

Carter Nipper (Site Member arrvee)'s short story Rounding the Cape appears in The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, Vol 11, No 2. You can read it here.  

Alex F. Fayle (Site Member LordMotte) has secured writing contracts through his company FayleSafe Solutions for website content and video scripts to be displayed on Organizing Connection soon to appear here.