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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 ImageHawkspar: A Novel of Korre
Stolen away from their families, they are slaves; women with no names and no futures. Every moment of their day is controlled by the avatars of the stone Eyes: Obsidian, Emerald, Raxinan, Ruby, Windcrystal, Sapphire, Sunspar, Tigereye...

Plucked from the ranks of slavery, protected by forces unseen, she is put to trial and found worthy. With her eyes replaced by eyes of Hawkspar stone, she can slip into the streams of time. Her vision—of the past, the present, and the future—lets her see the secret of the Eyes—and their evil.

Kings and despots come to her to know their futures. As she pulls apart the sticky threads of time to arrange the world to her satisfaction, the new avatar knows that she must find a way to use time to her own ends—to free the slaves once and for all, and to destroy the Eyes, even if it means destroying herself in the process.

Order your copy at your local bookstore, or at:


Cover ImageThe Silver Door (Book 2 of Moon & Sun)
In the battle between nightlings and humans, it's prophesied that the Sunrider is destined to unite the magics of the sun and moon for the good of all. She alone can lead the fight to defeat an immortal evil.

Genna is the chosen Sunrider, and under nightling protection, she must learn the acient magics so she may bring an end to the war between slaves and masters. When she escapes a brutal plot concoted by the evil kai lords, Genna finds herself cast into the depths of the Sun Wizards' world.

As the war begins to cross the moonroads, threatening to destroy all the worlds beneath the sun and moon, Genna must rise and harness her new powers in order to save her people.

Will Genna, with the help of her brother, Dan, and their friends Catri, Doyati, and Yarri, be able to fulfill her fate?

Master storyteller, Holly Lisle, once again transports readers to the twilit realms of the night worlds in this enchanting and gorgeous second tale.

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.  

Justin also has a short story in Issue #13 of Black Gate, written with Mikal Trimm, called The Merchant of Loss


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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Walking Dead (The Walker Papers Book 4)

For once, Joanne Walker's not out to save the world. She's come to terms with the host of shamanic powers she's been given, her job as a police detective has been relatively calm, and she's got a love life for the first time in memory. Not bad for a woman who started out the year mostly dead.

But it's Halloween, and the undead have just crashed Joanne's party.

Now, with her mentor Coyote still missing, she has to figure out how to break the spell that has let the ghosts, zombies and even the Wild Hunt come back. Unfortunately, there's no shamanic handbook explaining how to deal with the walking dead. And if they have anything to say about it which they do no one's getting out of there alive.

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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!

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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...
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Shadowlight: A Novel of the Kyndred

With a single touch, Jessa Bellamy can see anyone’s darkest secrets. She’s tried to hide her psychic ability from everyone, but a biotech company called GenHance has discovered her talent, and intends to take her, kill her and harvest her priceless DNA to sell it to the highest bidder.

A mysterious photographer named Gaven Matthias is also interested in Jessa; he’s been trying to find her for months. When GenHance makes their move, Gaven has no choice but to kidnap Jessa himself so he can protect her and convince her to join him in helping protect others like her. Jessa discovers that she can’t see any of Gaven’s secrets, so she doesn’t know if he’s telling the truth, but as a monstrous assassin created by GenHance’s experiments closes in on them, she must decide if the strong attraction they share is proof enough that Gaven is her greatest ally — or is a smokescreen hiding a terrible secret.
For more information, Check Here 





Jack Scoltock

(Site Member Jakers)

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Golden Weddin' and the B.V.M.

a YA novel

is available from Virtual Tales here.



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Challenge of the Red Unicorn

a YA novel

is available from Virtual Tales here.



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)

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.


David Toft

(Site Member dmtoft)

End Game

End Game

a fantasy novel

is available from Wings epress in both ebook and print formats. For information about the book, click here.






Jennifer R. Povey (Site Member NinjaFingers) sold The London Incident to Alternative Coordinates with a release date of July 1, 2009.


John McMullen (Site Member jhmcmullen)'s story Renfield and the Modern Woman now appears in the horror section of Daikaijuzine issue 4.5.


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

Lady Fern was accepted by Short Poem and is available here.
Homecoming will appear in Poet's Art in March of 2011.
Immense Ourselves appeared in the February 2009 issue of Conceit Magazine.


Pradana Pandu Mahardhika (Site Member l_clausewitz) wrote an article chronicling the traditional archery competition in Jogja, A Tantalizing Glimpse into the Past: Traditional Archery Competitions in the Yogyakarta Palace, now available on the Asian Traditional Archery Research Network (ATARN) website here.