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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


The Silky Novel Pack

Silky &

Silky 2: Lord of the Land

Follow Silkation's life from a young slave boy to a powerful lord of the land, with danger always close at hand, and magic both his gift and his bane.

As Anthica faces dangers from the outside, can Silky's enemies turn away from their old hatreds to help keep their country safe?

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

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

Product Cover

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

book cover of

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

Twilight Fall

Immortal Darkyn Lord Valentin Jaus and landscape artist Liling Harper are two lost souls. Brought together by fate, bound together by passion, Valentin and Liling find solace in each other's arms. But the ties that bind them are deeper—and more dangerous—than either of them can possibly imagine…
For more information, Check Here 


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 Touch of Fire

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.



Robert A. Black

Site Member ShutterBob Lunar Pioneers

Lunar Pioneers

This YA novel was named winner of the Youth Moon Fiction category for's Best of the Moon awards for 2008. For more details about the contest, go here. For information about the book, click here.




Kasey Mackenzie (Site Member Kaitiana) has signed with Penguin/Berkley for her novel RED HOT FURY. Her agent Ginger Clark brokered the deal for a three-book contract, the first to be released in early 2010.


Stephanie Green (Site Member Lysistrata) had a very productive 2008. Check out her work below:

Writer's Anonymous: a 12-Step Program for Addicted Writers, Vision: a Resource for Writers, Nov/December 2008 issue
City of the Beast: a Heavy Metal Tour of London, goNOMAD, forthcoming
Bio-logy: Anatomy of an Author Bio, Writers' News, forthcoming issue
Writing your Hobbies, Writer Within newsletter, December 1st issue
Writing the Fantastical Query, online newsletter, August issue
Blind Knights: Adventures in Medieval Swordfighting, Abilities Magazine, Fall issue
Elven Lays and Powerchords: Chaos, Revelry and Community in Tolkien-themed heavy metal, Strange Horizons, forthcoming issue
Making Money from your University Essays (without cheating), newsletter
Writing For Disability Markets, Small Markets newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 40, October 5, 2008
Steampunk, Nocturne Magazine Issue 2, August 2008
Stephanie Kuehnert, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (book review), Nocturne Magazine, Issue 2, August 2008
Writing about Disabilities, Vision: A Resource for Writers, July-August issue
Website review: Litmatch, Vision: A Resource for Writers, Issue 44, March/April
Well-Stocked Larders: the food and diet of Hobbits, Strange Horizons, Feb 11 Issue
Short stories:
An Open McLetter, Big Pulp Magazine, October 7
Into the Light, Slippery When Wet 2007 Anthology, Australian Roadside Services (Honourable mention, Slippery When Wet competition)
Crème Biscuits and Two Warriors and the Lost Words, Wordgatherings, December issue
Essay, Sense of a Man and You and You, Breath and Shadow, Vol 5, No. 5
Over the Edge, Mindflights Magazine, forthcoming issue
His-story, Haruah: Breath of Heaven

Lucy Portsmouth (Site Member Ellsea) has three articles appearing in the Issue section of Seven:

Cultural Shift: The Changing Role of Women

Ibrahim Issa and Press Freedom in the Middle East

Al-Zour: how a refinery project could bring down the government of Kuwait


Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe) has published a number of her poems:

Three poems appear in Ceremony
Stormy Nightfall is featured at Unknown Poet's Corner
Flawless Garden, Guardians of the Night, and Enjoy Nature have been accepted by Poet's Pen Cherubs and Autumn Sunrise have been accepted by Northern Stars Magazine


Carter Nipper (Site Member arrvee) will have a short story, Garlic Chicken, in the February/March 2009 issue of AlienSkin Magazine.


C. T. Piatt (Site Member CatrinP) sold Solitude of the Photo, a gay erotica story, to Torquere Press for one of the Taste Test short story collections. The publication date is scheduled for Jan 2009.