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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

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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

Stay the Night: A Novel of the Darkyn

Outlaw, immortal vampire, and art thief, Darkyn Lord Robin of Locksley has evaded authorities for the last 700 years. At the moment, he's falling for undercover federal agent Christina Renshaw, who has no time for an affair. She hopes to snag an elusive art thief, but soon has no choice other than to join forces with Robin. When the chase becomes dangerous, both will have to choose between losing each other and losing everything they value...
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.




Stephanie Green (Site Member Lysistrata) had a very productive ending to 2008 and beginning to 2009. Check out her work below:

33 Mistakes Writers Make About Blind Characters

In 33 Mistakes Writers Make about Blind Characters, you learn about:

  • What it's really like to be blind
  • How a blind person tackles daily living – eating, dressing themselves, working, cooking, putting on makeup, travelling and playing sport.
  • Resources and technology available for people who are blind
  • Treatment of the blind throughout history
  • Famous blind people and their feats – you'll be amazed at the achievements of these people!

Available from Holly's Shop. You can get more information at her Website.

Elven Lays and Powerchords: Chaos, Revellry and Community in Tolkien-themed Heavy Metal is now available on Strange Horizons. Read it here.

A personal essay Blinded by Sin will appear in a forthcoming issue of Connected/Lifeglow.

Dialogue Magazine accepted her article Surviving University Exams for their April issue.

City of the Beast: a Heavy Metal Tour of London sold to go NOMAD. Read it here.

5 Tips for Visually-Impaired Travellers is published at Traveller's Notebook.
Short stories:
Court of the LitterFey appears on Reflection's Edge
Beautiful Girl and Window Eye have been accepted for publication in the April issue of Illumen.

From the Asylum accepted her poem Zombie Tolkien takes in a movie for a forthcoming issue.

2 poems, Two Warriors and the Lost Words and Creme biscuits, are available at Wordgatherings.

Over the Edge is up at Mindflights and was selected for the print edition, which is available here.


David (Site Member dmtoft) has sold his dark fantasy novel ENDGAME to Wings e-press.


Tony Noland (Site Member The Fun Guy) has sold two micro stories to the Twitter-based magazine Thaumatrope under his Twitter handle of TheFunGuy. They will appear on March 23 and May 28 of 2009.


Damon Lord (Site Member ananaso)'s short story A Christmas Kiss won first place in the Spinetinglers Christmas Horror Story Competition and is available online: here


Leila Coyle (Site Member Ellsea)'s short story, Ursula's Roses, appears in Flash - The International Short-Short Story Magazine.


Chris Ward (Site Member headofwords) has two recent sales:

Ms Ito's Bird, a short story, appears in Weird Tales #352 (the November/December 2008 issue).

Feeding the Gulls, a short story, is in the holiday issue of Written Word.


Aleta Clegg (Site Member squid) has sold a Temple of Doom Party Menu to Abandoned Towers for their first print edition.


Kristen Howe (Site Member angelscribe)'s American cinquain, Dip Deep was accepted by Snow Monkey for their February issue.


Jack Randall (Site Member Jackarandos) has a poem, Last One Down, in A World of Difference, a poetry anthology from Southern England.


Wayne Squibbs (Site Member Wanu)'s short story The Happy Hamster is scheduled to appear in the second issue of Yippee Magazine.


Carter Nipper (Site Member arrvee) has a horror story, Garlic Chicken, available from Alien Skin Magazine. You can read it here.