When Willows Weep

When Willows Weep is a contemporary fantasy novel about a twelve-year-old girl in the sixth grade of a Waldorf school who finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil. Discovering she has three divine gifts of Sight, Light, and Fight, Willow joins with others who are divinely gifted to face a rising darkness. Gehenna, a powerful demon with an army of bloodthirsty hellhounds at her command, is intent on destroying Willow’s school, the community, and the fae folk.

Meet G. Sherman H. Morrison

Sherman Morrison joined the gig economy as a freelance writer and editor for hire in 2011 and has never looked back. His first one-act play, CUFFED, was a top-three finalist for best original play in the 2008 New Hampshire Theatre Awards. When Willows Weep is his debut novel. When Sherman’s fingers aren’t flying across the keyboard of his laptop at his home in Keene, New Hampshire, he can be found performing on stage with a variety of amateur theatre groups in the Monadnock region, as well as singing and occasionally preaching at the United Church of Christ in Keene.

The Survivors

A Dangerous Destiny

Some of the survivors are different, powerful. Their bloodlines have been brought together in this time and place to create safety for the remnants of all societies. Fated to lead and rebuild, these magnetic women and men are now the most valuable commodity in the apocalyptic wastelands.

Nuclear war devastated the world just days before Christmas. All governments went underground, leaving their citizens to fend for themselves. The desperate normals who barely managed to stay alive must now make a choice. Do they join the strange, dangerous survivors in forming a more perfect union or do they kill every last one of them? One choice will save the world. The other will finish burying it under the nuclear ashes.

Book One centers around the first group of chosen people who find each other amid the relics of America. Brought together by a man with many secrets, they struggle to adapt to an ever-changing new world while trying to build the first post-war safe haven for humanity.

This is Safe Haven

“We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?”

The end of the world has given humanity a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push us to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors.


Meet Angela White

I now write full time and live on a small ranch with my family and our clowder of barn cats. You haven’t laughed until you’ve seen newborn kittens playing in the weeds. It’s an amazing way to begin the day. Thank you to everyone who gave me a try. I wouldn’t have this life if not for all of you. Self-sufficiency is an indescribable gift, especially when you grow up poor. May someone help each of you the way you’ve helped me.

Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review


Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen. Journey to the Hopewell Star is her first novel. You can find her author page on Facebook.

A Measure of Happiness

In a single night, Mariette Rossard lost everything—her mother, her childhood, and her mortal life.
When the opportunity arises for a fresh start in the New World, she leaves France without a backward glance. Soon strange tales, involving other Casket Girl brides, follow her into the wilds of colonial Louisiana. Mindful of a woman’s precarious reputation—and the speed of gossip—she heeds every whisper involving blood-thirsty vampires. All the rumors pale in comparison to a neighbor’s accusation—that she practices witchcraft.
Mariette won’t lose all she holds dear a second time.

Meet Andra Dill

When not daydreaming about plot lines and characters Andra practices yoga, reads voraciously, and drinks too much coffee. She loves road trips and going off on wild tangents. Andra writes in multiple genres—including but not limited to—urban fantasy, steamy romance, paranormal romance, and horror.

Loved by Aliens

Aliens, cyborgs and fated mates – fall in love with this out-of-this-world collection of nine passionate tales of romance and alien desires.
Sometimes it takes being abducted by aliens to find your one true love.
These aliens are huge, sexy, and fiercely protective of their human mates. They will reach for the stars to satisfy their females and fight whoever stands in their way.
From alien abductions to mail order brides, unexpected babies to action-packed space battles, there’s something for everyone in this collection. Whether you prefer one or several aliens, tails, horns, wings, or scales, you’ll find your perfect intergalactic romance within these pages.
Don’t miss your chance to binge-read this collection of passionate, steamy alien romance novels by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Contains previously published works.
This set includes full-length books by:
New York Times Bestselling Author S.E. Smith: River’s Run
USA Today Bestselling Author Grace Goodwin: Viken Command
USA Today Bestselling Author Skye MacKinnon: Alien Abduction for Beginners
USA Today Bestselling Author Demelza Carlton: Ghost
USA Today Bestselling Author Debbie Cassidy: Rogue
USA Today Bestselling Author Lea Kirk: Above the Storm
Becca Brayden: Alien King Crashes the Wedding
Kate Rudolph: Synnr’s Saint
Nancey Cummings: Have Tail, Will Travel

Meet Multiple Authors

Falcon And The Mouse

Falcon, a handicapped older man, is helped by a Chinese doctor named Wu after a tragic incident. Dr. Wu, finding Falcon nearly dead, uses his vast knowledge of Chinese sacred potions, herbs and minerals to revive him to a far better state than ever before. Falcon learns an incredible new fighting ability and uses it against the Mob in Chinatown. Mouse, a homeless girl, helped Falcon after the incident. Now the Mob hunts her because she knows who he is. So Falcon’s game is to protect her against all odds. He finds he’s becoming a super hero.

Meet Robert Marquiss

I love creating. I have been a rock drummer, rifle instructor, civil air rescuer, US Navy sailor, fine art painter, movie producer-director-editor-actor, animator and script writer. I’ve even been a starship captain (in movies). Now that I’m officially retired, I have more time to pursue my creative endeavors.
Why read my books?
I write upbeat adventures with unique ideas, twists, humor and a touch of romance.
You can check out my reviews on Amazon or the book pages in this site. Or read the sample pages on Amazon to decide for yourself.
Digital copies are a great value at $4.95 or less. Paperbacks are available if you prefer books you can hold.
I now have 5 books available FREE at Amazon, Smashwords and my novel site.
I’m currently working on several books and paintings.

The Mists of Arathia

NPCs aren’t supposed to gain skills. They don’t go on monster-slaying adventures. But levelling up is their only chance of escaping the Mists…

Three years ago, the Mists devoured Arathia and killed two-thirds of the population. Those like Rey who survived the mysterious fog were permanently branded and thrown into a new world with monsters, levels, and skills.

Returning to their way of life seems impossible until Arathia’s resident crazy homeless guy proposes a plan that just might get Rey and his friends out of their dead-end village.

When they leave their safe zone, they find that the truth about the Mists is far closer to home than they ever could have believed.

And wait, what do you mean they’re not real people, but non-player characters in a new full-dive role-playing game?

Meet J.N. Ward

To bring my friends together during the pandemic, I got really into being a Dungeon Master. I looked up youtube videos, spent a disproportionate amount of time catering to my players, building a world in which they’d fall in love with. One in which they could escape from their woes and worries and engage in a fantasy, if for a little while.

But then my creativity took me further. I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to create a story that mattered to my players, but we could never do it at the pace I wanted.

Then I saw a meme “What if I wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons by myself, what if I wanted to create stories and play through them by myself?” The response was “That’s called writing a book.” I imagined a Key and Peele sketch, about robbing a bank. “That’s called getting a job.”

Basically, if you want to tell a story, tell the story.

I have a passion for narrative and telling the story of the everyman. Here we follow Reynar who struggles with a world, not too much unlike our own, in which we attempt to break through the barriers between nature and humanity. Reality is shaped by forces which we cannot control. What if, instead of being dragged along by the current, we take control?

Welcome to Arathia, the world where every person can build the fantasy life of their dreams from the ground up.

The Raven

Camille did not know what blood was coursing through her veins. But she knew it wasn’t human blood.
My adoptive parents didn’t know what they were in for when they picked me.

They say foster kids come with heavy baggage. I came with terrifying dreams.

Unable to handle me anymore, they sent me to a boarding school for troubled teens, like I needed help or something.

Whatever.

The moment I step into the school, I know something isn’t right. Turns out, monsters are real, demons are real, and I’m not who I thought I was.

Meet Bertha Raw

Bertha Raw is an author that has written across many genres. She also uses the penname B. Raw to publish under the romance genre. After spending the last decade reading, Bertha finally wrote her books. Apart from being a writer, she’s a Zoologist. She lives in a quiet neighborhood with her cat. And when not at work or writing, Bertha loves to explore the internet and travel the world virtually. She’s a movie freak and can spend hours arguing about her favorite comic books.

Only One Death

If he does not find a way to save them, Dhinal knows his people will die. Every single one of them.

The apprentice shaman has travelled for years, searching for the answer, along the way gathering a ragtag band of misfits, each harbouring secrets of their own. The latest member of this group, Strings, is running from something, her dreams haunted by flames and terror.

Together, they arrive in the bustling city of Eastsea, seeking a guide to the legendary and lost Amethyst Mountains.

Kees is tired of the city. She knows it is slowly killing her and longs to seek solitude in wild places, far away from the noise and stench of others.

Dhinal and Kees understand the wilderness does not care about you, it simply exists. Whether you live, or whether you die, is up to you, to your companions and to sheer chance. Winter is whispering in the high places, dangers-unknown abound in the forests, and fractures begin to appear in the group itself.

The truth, Dhinal knows, is that there are many ways to die, but only one death. And this journey will test them all, in ways they could not possibly imagine.

At its heart, Only One Death takes the well-loved trope of a group of adventurers on a quest, then turns this upside down and inside out, demonstrating how danger, secret motives and hidden desires can swiftly tear apart the strongest of groups — and Dhinal’s group is not the strongest. Not by a long way.

A permafree introduction to the dark and dangerous fantasy world of The Lesser Evil. This free novella also contains a link to a further free bonus tale, Dust and Death, featuring some of the characters from Only One Death.

Meet Alexander M Crow

I was born in 1977, one of the micro-generation of people who experienced an analogue childhood and digital adulthood. Sometimes called Xennials, sometimes ‘The Star Wars Generation’, this duality had a definite impact on how I see the world.

I am Scottish. Technically, I was born in England, in a now dead and disappeared county, but my family moved to the far northern islands of Orkney when I was eight and I grew up there. Scotland remains the closest thing I have to a home nation.

I write for a sort-of-living and travel and live in places where the small amount of money I make from my words goes further. This feeds into my work, new experiences and cultures adding extra flavour and detail. Rather than the oft-derided “Digital Nomad” tag, I prefer the more Snufkinesque “Globally Feral”. It fits. I am not a travel writer, but a writer who travels.