Skaalds Authors

Below we will add links to any of our Skaaldic Society authors who wish to make their works available. In alphabetical order. More to come!

Author: Ron Berby

Book: Strides

Between 1974 and 2001 Ron Berby ran 221 races of 26 miles or more. Sixty two of the races were 50 miles or more, and 19 of those races were 100 miles or more. But thatʼs not the big story. The real story is how Berbyʼs addiction to running saved him from his addiction to alcohol, saved the love of his family, and saved his very life. A story of obsession, of triumph, of failure and of redemption, Berby takes you on a roller-coaster of a struggle, but yet makes you laugh along the way. Download it and hang on; youʼll come out stronger and smiling at the end.

To buy: In iBooks on Apple Products only, enter Ron Berby and come to his title page, and download it for $2.99

Author: Joseph Kimble

Book: Mr. Mouthful Learns His Lesson

Mr. Mouthful is a windbag whose highfalutin talk causes trouble and confusion for kids—until he has to act fast in an emergency. Funny and delightfully illustrated by Kerry Bell. Visit

To buy: softcover, at all online bookstores


Author: Charles Palmer and Robert Palmer

Title: The Little Book of Horse Racing Law

Stories about famous horse racing cases

Link to website: American Bar Publishing

Rebecca Payne has had essays and personal articles published in Friends Journal, GreenPrints, Backwoods Home, Our State, Canary (poetry), and more. She edits the PeaceNotes newsletter. A past winner in Writer’s Digest’s Annual Writing Competition, she lives and works in Lansing, writing in her scant spare time.

1. Blended: Writer’s on the Stepfamily Experience, edited by Samantha Waltz, Seal Press, 2015.

From funny to poignant, these stories appeal to any who’ve tried to merge two unique families into one. Payne’s “Stepfamily Honeymoon,” recounts a beach trip where parents and children realize just how different their lifestyles have been – and how hard it is going to be to blend!

2. Illness and Grace, edited by Heather Tosteson and Charles Brockett, Wising Up Press, 2005.

Essay collection on navigating life crises. Payne’s essay “Week of the Hyacinths Blooming,” tells of the impending death of Anne, mother of her ex-partner, and her children’s grandmother. Anne’s decline brings to light the fears of a family held in an iron-fisted grip by her son, a Vietnam War veteran.

Autumn Schneider has been published in English Journal and Temenos, and her short drama was produced by Renegade Theater Festival. Find her blog at She also microblogs on Instragram under @AutumnSWrites.

  • Momma’s Not Better Sep 20, 2014 Hypertext Magazine

Published as Feature Fiction in Hypertext Magazine, “Momma’s Not Better” follows eight-year-old Hope as she struggles to understand her father’s infidelity, her mother’s mental illness, and the secrets that are their cause and effect.

  • Color and Katrina Oct 2013 Poetry Nook Magazine

Two poems: one about an encounter at a children’s home in Jamaica; the other about the people met while visiting the Hurricane Katrina strike zone. (Katrina was also published by River Poets Journal in September 2013.)

Author: Jonathan Stars

Title: N-hanced

In the near future of 2035, a programmer is framed for the deaths of users of his intelligence-enhancing software, and he goes on the run to prove his innocence.

Title: N-snared

The manager of a gaming company auditions a virtual reality murder mystery. But hidden in the game is a recording of a real-life murder, and the killers will do anything to get it back

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Author: Jim Waun

Title: Agings Wisdom

Bi-weekly essays on aging and topics related to interests of aging.

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Author: Larry Web

Title: I Can and I Will

The roster had been posted. Not seeing his name, Jayden sat alone with his head buried between his knees. His mind flashed back to what his father had always preached to him. “You can’t do that. You’re too puny. You’re not smart enough. You Can’t!”

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Author: Mark Wolfgang

Titles: Bedderhoff Dead; A Cold Winter’s Deathe; Deathe & Taxes

Yoopernatural Mysteries: Tales of Life in Deathe. The continuing adventures of Cavendish Junior College maintenance guy Ron Blank and Michigan State Police Trooper Alice Louise Dubose, and their friends and nemesisisisises (whatever)…. in the dead-end Upper Peninsula village of Deathe, Michigan.

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