One Million Books in One Hundred Days" is created to showcase the self-published author. With over 700,000 new titles being published every year, independent authors often struggle to get recognized. "One Million Books in One Hundred Days" intent is to give us authors a chance to have our work discovered. Additionally, our mission is to place a hand-held book into the hands of the reader. With today's computer-based technology, we often fail to enjoy the experience of touching, holding and engrossing ourselves in the pleasure of reading a good book.
Pat Ritter spent his teenage years in Sandgate, a seaside suburb of Brisbane the capital city of Queensland Australia. In sub-junior he attended Sandgate High School. There, he wrote a composition that garnered the attention of his English teacher, who told Pat he had a talent for writing. While attending college, a lecturer shared with him the same sentiment. With the help of that lecturer, he wrote and published his first book, Closing the Gap. Pat would eventually become a detective on the police force. Since that time, Pat Ritter has penned 26 books. He currently resides on a ranch outside of Toowoomba, Australia. Author of The Suffragette, The Year that Never Was, The Bush Detective, Click go the Shears and Tilbaroo Station.
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 3 million copies in 3 dozen languages, including the bestselling classic The Go-Giver with Bob Burg, the New York Times bestselling memoir The Red Circle with former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb, and the New York Times bestselling parable The Latte Factor with personal finance legend David Bach. As a teenager, John started his own high school and was an award-winning composer and cellist before turning to careers as an entrepreneur and author. His book Take The Lead (with former White House staffer Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post “Best Leadership Book of 2011.” His first novel, Steel Fear, will be released in August 2021; iconic author Lee Child has called it “sensationally good—an instant classic, maybe an instant legend.”
Multi-talented Rena Winters has enjoyed an outstanding career in the entertainment industry as a writer, talent, producer, production executive and as a major TV and Motion Picture executive. Her writing ability won the coveted Angel Award for the outstanding family TV special, "How To Change Your Life," which she co-hosted with Robert Stack. She wrote the two hour script (and co-produced) "My Little Corner of the World," winner of the Freedoms Foundation and American Family Heritage awards. Feature films include "The Boys Next Door," KGB, the Secret War," "Charlie Chan & the Curse of the Dragon Queen," and "Avenging Angel." Producing credits include "The Juliet Prowse Spectacular" for 20th Century Fox, "Sinatra - Las Vegas Style" and "Peter Marshall - One More Time." As Executive Vice President she headed the entire USA operation for the international entertainment giant, Sepp-Inter, producers of TV Series, TV Specials, Feature Films and all areas of merchandising for their animated entities including "The Smurfs, "Flipper," "Seabert," "The Snorks" and "Foofur" (all Emmy Award winners plus "After School Specials" for CBS-TV. Rean is the author of the best selling book Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters. Her latest book, Holy Cause: Target America, is a story about how terrorism escalates in America.
Author of the Deadhead Series, Paul Atreides took up writing to amuse himself after losing his job in Civil Engineering during an economic downturn. He managed to parlay that hobby into a paying career. A former critic and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he is now a critic and columnist for EatMoreArt!Vegas.com, and a freelance contributor to Desert Companion Magazine, a Nevada NPR/PBS publication. Author of Marvin's World of Deadheads, Nathan's Clan of Deadheads and Jenna's Gang of Deadheads.
After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, Joylynn M.Ross divorced her career and married her mistress and her passion; writing. In 2000, she formed her own publishing company where she published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin's Press. This award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels in her home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. She also conducts publishing/writing workshops for aspiring writers. Author of World on my Shoulders, Act like an Author, More than I can Bear, Lady of the House, Dollar Bill and And you call Yourself a Christian.
Joyce K. Gatschenberger is a Clinical Health Care Navigator and a native of Illinois. She earned several academic degrees while traveling throughout the United States as a military wife. Her teaching background, as well as a thirty-year nursing career, has given her an informed perspective on world events and personal relationships. She is the first woman in her family to ever go to, and graduate from, college. Her writing impetus is set in her family. She is the mother of three awesome children and lives in Nevada with her husband, Van. Author of Lines of Listening: A Memoir of Child Abuse and Marital Betrayal, Generations Intertwine, and Ripples in the Generations: A generational saga that continues down the ages.
s. h. montgomery grew up in a small town in the Texas Panhandle, but lived 30 years in Chicago before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2003. She is an avid collector of ethnographic artifacts, mainly from Oceania and Africa and believes in helping to make a difference through volunteering. Montgomery majored in journalism at Texas Tech University, took creative writing at Northwestern University and Columbia College in Chicago, and has written freelance travel features for weekly and daily newspapers. She is presently an assistant and co-writer for a screenwriter. Author of Whisper in the Blood and Honor in the Blood.
Renee Jean is travel addicted, creative obsessed, and table games dealer and author living in in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been writing most of her life. Author of Never Give Up, Just Deal With It: Interesting Stories And Entertaining Anecdotes From The Casino Floor, Fish, and Survivor.
Cynthia Lee De Boer: Her lifelong passion for writing has at times served as an escape from the harsh realities of life. Winning an eighth grade Honor’s English Medal is one of her most prized accomplishments. She continually attends conferences on the various aspects of writing and in 2011 she completed a two-year course titled Breaking Into Print. She’s also involved with writing groups including the Henderson Writers Group. Author of Me, Myself and Eye, Freedom From Depression and Jimmy's Magic Turtle.
In 2015, Joe was hired by the San Diego University for Integrative Studies, to teach international students writing and research skills. Before 2015, Joe obtained two Master's degrees and two Doctorates, after teaching extensively in Pennsylvania and California schools. He has experience teaching at every grade level, and every age group. He and Nancy moved to Henderson in late 2018, after living in San Diego for over l0 years. He taught at a school for international students, Shepherd School of Language in Las Vegas, and is presently teaching English classes to immigrants in the West Charleston Public Library. Nancy is a guest teacher in Clark County elementary schools. Their interests include reading, traveling, and helping students of all ages find success. Joe has written two books, Phoenixivity, and The Missing Link in American Public Education, and is now working on his third: What Happens After We Die.
Ronnie Tee Smith is a retired educator with the Clark County School District. While working, he was the recipient of the Nevada State Assistant Principal of the Year award for 1993, Nevada State Principal of the Year for 1997, and received the proclamation for Citizen for a Day by the Las Vegas City Council in 2009. Since retirement, he spends his time sculpting wood, stone, and clay, and drawing with felt-tip markers. In fact, he used markers to create the front cover of his book, Grandma Jocie. Ronnie has a total of four published books.
S.G. Tasz specializes in comedy-horror, paranormal fantasy, supernatural realism, and the various intersections of all three. She hails from Minnesota, attended college at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, then relocated to Las Vegas when she realized she didn't have to spend eight months of the year freezing to death. Her current novella series, Dead Mall, follows a team of blue-collar heroes that battle nightly with the hordes of hellspawn occupying a past-its-prime retail outlet in west-central Nevada. She is a proud member of the Henderson and Sin City Writers Groups, and owner/operator of The Uglycat Press.
In addition to being a writer Gary Matheny is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Tennessee. He is the Author of The Bullet: The Intriguing Story of a Bullet and Its Travel Through Time and If the Shoe Fits, Wear it. Life and Times of a Shoe Salesman.
Robert Cawley was a diversified production executive, creator, writer, producer, director whose TV programs won twenty Emmy Awards. Hits include “The Juliet Prowse Spectacular,” for 20th Century Fox; “Sinatra: Las Vegas Style,” “Peter Marshall — One More Time,” “My Little Corner Of The World,” winner of the Freedoms Foundation and American Family Heritage Awards; “How To Change Your Life,” winner of an Angel Award; Mini-series “This Is Your FBI,” for NBC-TV winner of a special citation from the Department Of Justice. His documentary, “AIDS: The Global Explosion” was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy. Motion Pictures include “Treasure Of Tayopa,” “Glory Road,” and “Butterfly,” nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, winner of one. A member of both the Greenbrier Military School and Columbus Ohio Musicians Hall Of Fame, he was the author of “Target Tayopa,” “Components Of Murder,” and a memoir “Wheezer—From Silents To Digatals.” Robert was a consultant to the College Of The Arts at Ohio State University and taught at the University Of Southern California, Columbia College Of Los Angeles and the College of Southern Nevada. Author of Treasure of La Dura.
Temple Kinyon is a freelance writer currently living in Las Vegas. She spent the first three decades in “small-town America,” growing up on an Idaho wheat farm. Idaho and Nevada have both offered her remarkable life experiences, compelling her to begin a writing career and pen THE BUTTON BOXES. Her fiction and non-fiction contributions appear in Home & Harvest Magazine, BLVDS LV Magazine (where she also served as assistant editor), and Idaho Grain Magazine. Temple shares life with her dynamic husband and ferociously funny bulldog.
s Susan Johnson graduated from Drake University with a BA in Sociology. Her memoir takes you inside the world of bipolar letting you see what life is really like for those living with the torment. She is an inspirational speaker whose passion is to educate people about bipolar and bring awareness to mental illnesses. Through her book and speaking, Susie hopes to inspire others living with this often devastating disorder. She currently works with special education students as an Instructional Assistant, and makes her home in Las Vegas with her husband and Siberian cat Angel-Ann. In addition to being an inspirational speaker she is also Toastmaster. In 2021, she gave a TedX talk called “Having A Mental Illness Is Not A Death Sentence.” Author of Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping: A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey
James Kelly grew up in Missouri and Oklahoma. He attended college at Oklahoma State University, Georgia State University, and the College of Southern Nevada. He began his career in the hospitality industry before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1985. In Atlanta he worked as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service for ten years before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in1996. His first novel, The Emblem was self-published in 1995 while living in Atlanta. From the publishing of that novel grew an interest in self-publishing, which turned into a lecture series called "Aspects of Writing" in 1996. He lectured for once a month of a year and a half at Border Books on the topic of self-publishing. As a starving author, he made his living in Las Vegas as a server in room service at a major resort. During a book release party, he conducted for a fellow author, he was approached by Radio Executive about taking his knowledge of self-publishing to the airwaves. That began his career in radio as the host of the radio show "Aspects of Writing" in 2012 on KLAV 12.30 AM. When the station turned into an all-Hispanic network just over four years later, he reinvented the show on his own. Still alive today, the show broadcasts on numerous podcast outlets. In addition to his own work as an author and scriptwriter, James has been a publisher and ghostwriter for others. He is also the creator and owner of 1MillionBooksin100Days.com. Author of The Emblem, The Alien Transcripts - Creating God, The Red Soaks and The Purple Caterpillar.
Former interior designer Morgan St. James is the author of 18 books. A frequent panelist, moderator and speaker, Morgan lives in Las Vegas with her trusty rescue dog Dylan, and is on the board of Writers of Southern Nevada. Her career started with the first book in the award-winning Silver Sisters Mysteries series, A CORPSE IN THE SOUP. This series, written with her real life sister Phyllice Bradner, also includes TERROR IN A TEAPOT, VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS and DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER and the latest escapade, MURDER ON THE MENU. The REVENGE IS FUN series, features light mysteries with a twist of getting revenge. They include GETTING EVEN, RIPOFF, PAYBACK and BUMPING OFF FAT VINNY and the latest book, SCAMMED, co-authored with true crime writer Dennis N. Griffin. Multiple award-winning INCEST, MURDER AND A MIRACLE: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-For-Hire Headlines, has received worldwide attention. The book is currently under option by a major TV movie production company. NO MORE CRYING ANGELS (Oct. 2017 release): Her first single author anthology, The MAFIA FUNERAL and Other Short Stories was released in paperback in February 2012.
Annette Bentley Smith is a Georgia born children’s book author of fictitious, realistic books for children ages 0-12. She’s the wife of a jack of all trades, the mother of two young adults, and the grandmother of a beautiful and bright six year old little girl. Her granddoll Melody Rayne is now her latest and greatest inspiration for her stories. Yes, she still writes her stories on paper, before typing them up. She feels closer to her stories that way. Annette loves writing her stories in a way that will educate, entertain and give children a temporary escape into a think outside of the box adventure. Her mission is for her stories to be your children’s favorite books to pick up and read. Annette’s books are aligned around a city to city strategy called “Get Hooked on Mrs. Annie’s Books” which center on an exceptional reader experience. She is committed to continuously enhancing your child/children’s experience. She wants her stories to inspire your children to become creative and allow their imaginations to run as far it will take them. Authors such as J. Hale Turner and Maxine Billings, regards her as “an amazing writer.” s of domestic violence to help them find a way out.
Donald Riggio is originally from The Bronx, New York, but now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Donald has long been a fan of rock and roll music, especially the songs of the first decades, the 1950's & 60's. He is the author of a series of rock and roll novels chronicling the evolution of the genre: Seven-Inch Vinyl (1953-1969) and Beyond Vinyl (1969-1986). Donald's latest work, When Gold Turns to Gray (1986-2001) was published late last year. His current work-in-progress is, Seven-Inch-Vinyl: A Final Encore. Donald is the current Vice-President of the Henderson Writer’s Group.
Wang Xiaoyan (Athena Wang) is visual artist who combines the magical sensibilities of the Middle Kingdom with a touch of the USA all from her home studio in Las Vegas. She was born in Hebei Province, China. Wang graduated with honors from Beijing Arts Academy, studying the calculated flow of the ink brush under some of Chinas most renowned artists, always looking for her own style, her own vision.
In her present project, Wang sees the world through its flowers and plants. Her work features fine-line painting known as (gongbi painting), based on the broad and profound Chinese cultural tradition of man appreciating nature never trying to better it, just recording the beauty that is there for the beholder.
Her drawings are bright explosions of form and color; capturing what happens when the artist lets the camera roll inside her own mind to record larger-than-life renditions of each state flower from across America. Wang's state-flower project is the result of six years of painstaking work and research. Before putting brush to easel, she had to research the origins, history and biographical details that go into each individual flower.
Her paintings reflect both natures hardness and softness. Her versatile artistic expression also includes ancient Chinese calligraphy, seal-cutting (Yinzhang) art and oil painting.
Wang has been invited to display her work in international arts exchange programs throughout Europe and Asia, countries including France, Japan and Germany. Her works have also been collected by domestic and foreign museums such as the Asia Art Museum in San Francisco, the United Nations and among individual collectors.
J D Neill hated the cold in England—the country of her birth. After a holiday in the sunshine, she spent two years in Italy and traveled on to teach English in the Middle East. There, she found a vibrant lifestyle, with no indication the country was on the brink of civil war. As a hostage, her sense of normality and sanity came through keeping a diary. The written word was an escape and would become her future. Fleeing civil war, like many before her, she discovered America, the land of her dreams. There, she contributed occasional articles for a west coast magazine, produced some theatre before a spell back in Europe to package, and promote films. A friend suggested she reinvent one of her spec scripts, and after a lengthy gestation, in 2019, her first novel Disintegration was born. Chameleon, Unraveling, and Loophole followed in 2020, and The Shattering Effect in 2021. Downfall, and The Jailbird’s Daughter—A Memoir, will both be released in May 2021. Being hidden away during the pandemic, writing has once again proved to be a salvation. Fortunately, the ideas continue to present themselves, percolate, and refuse to leave, until they are given life--on paper.
Tony lives in England /United Kingdom, and is married with two grown up daughters. All three of them add to and enrich Tony's life greatly.
In 2011, after many years of dedicated study in the field of Personal Development and other related topics, Tony set up Mind and Achievement Ltd. Through his books, videos, and seminars, he encourages people from all walks of life to set their minds for achievement and to achieve their dreams and goals.
Although he still makes a few videos for YouTube, and he still very much enjoys public speaking, in recent years Tony has focused more on writing books. His writing largely falls into two groups, first his Well-Travelled Book Series and second, he has written a series of books about the ever-popular pop duo, the Carpenters.
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