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
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 www.mrmouthful.com
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. www.facebook.com/BlendedStories
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. www.universaltable.org/library/illnessgrace.html
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 neverexpectalwayshope.blogspot.com. 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. www.hypertextmag.com/mommas-not-better/
- 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.) www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939832055/r
Author: Jonathan Stars
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.
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
Link to website: For N-hanced – http://n-hanced.com/
For N-snared – contact me directly: JStars@JStars.org
Author: Jim Waun
Title: Agings Wisdom
Bi-weekly essays on aging and topics related to interests of aging.
Link to website: agingswisdom.com
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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!”
Link to website: www.larrywebb-author.com
Paperback and Kindle Versions: Amazon
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.
Link to website: YoopernaturalMysteries.com