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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


Captured as a child and sold into heartless slavery has robbed Silky of his magical abilities and left him with no expectations of a better life -- until his own act of bravery delivers him into the hands of a powerful Lord of the Land.

His troubles are far from over, however, since Lord Reed is out of favor with the King, and danger threatens at any mischance. Working with Lord Reed starts him along a path that will lead to power, danger and heartbreak, and a future the young slave boy could never have imagined. (This is a slightly reworked version of the Embiid Publishing version from 1998).

Silky is also available as part of a bundle of Lazette Gifford's fiction and nonfiction works.

The last two books of the Dark Staff Series have been published as well!

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

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)

Order 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   


Justin Stanchfield

(Site Moderator Justinvs)


Space Cowboy

This debut young adult novel is now available from Usborne Publishing Ltd in the United Kingdom. Check it out 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

The 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.

Maria Zannini

Site Member mz Product Cover

Touch of Fire

This futuristic fantasy was released in May 2008 by Samhain Publishing (ISBN: 978-1-60504-031-8). It starts life out as an e-book and will go to print in Winter 2009.
You can read an excerpt and buy a copy here.


Ana Vicente Ferreira

Site Member anavicenteferreira

Sangue de Dragao (Dragon's Blood in translation)

Published by Ulisseia, a Portuguese publisher, this book is scheduled to release in Fall of 2008.


Sten During

Site Member yappo

Handbok i att arrangera masterskap

This handbook in Swedish is written with Beatrice During and published by Sveriges roll och konfliktspelsforening (Sverok).
For more information, click here.  


Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe) has sold a number of new poems.


The Reward of Being Published and Accepted appears in the April issue of Long Story Short. Read it here.
Sunlight Simmer appears in Poet's Podium
Two haiku and one tanka appear in Birds by My Window



Chris Ward (Site Member headofwords) has two announcements to make:


The Garden Party appears in the first issue of The Courier, available here.
Too Real has been accepted by Niteblade.



Site Member Wanu sold his short story The Secret of Success to From the Asylum.


Alex F. Fayle (Site Member LordMotte) sold his short story Soul of Sorcery to Reflection's Edge. You can read it here.


Elizabeth Morey (Site Member NightPoet00) sold Democrats Descend on Missoula, Montana to Associated Content. You can read it here.


Erin M. Hartshorn (Site Member Erin_M_H) sold her story By the Pool of the Blue Lotus to the Ruins Metropolis anthology, edited by Eric Reynolds. It is now available from Hadley Rille Books. You can purchase it here.