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  • Wayward Son by Steve Goble
  • For the entire month of January, OCEANVIEW is giving away THE PRESIDENT'S DOSSIER for free! This is the first book in The Max Geller Spy Thriller Series. You can then follow it up with THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS AND TRAITORS. Don’t miss this great opportunity to jump into this highly acclaimed series!
  • January Kindle deals! Find a great mystery or thriller for just $1.99 on select titles throughout January.

Down And Out books announces:
Down & Out Books is offering the first episode, The Concrete Smile by series creator and editor Frank Zafiro, to download for FREE for a limited time only, exclusively from (If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can download and read all episodes for FREE!)

Down & Out Books thanks Frank Zafiro and all the contributing authors for bringing the adventures of Sam and Rachel to our readers. We hope you enjoy the first — and every succeeding — episode in this crime serial and stay tuned for the final episodes of the series in 2023!

Winter 2022/23 Issue
The winter issue of The Writing Disorder
is now available to read and enjoy.
22 for '22.
We have 22 contributors in this issue. All new fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art. Thank you for your support.
Happy Holidays!

Chasing the Dragon by Vicki Addesso
In the Faded Blue Light by Don Donato – Chapter 5, 6 & 7
Seeing Jean by Jenny Falloon
Sundown by Lyle Hopwood
Geoffrey is Unraveling, In Episodes by Doug Jacquier
Six Steps to Good Sleep by Ellie May Mandell
Next Steps for Monte by Ed Peaco
Roy and the Poet by Andrew Plattner
Fruit Trees Sprouting in a Field of Ash by Judy Stanigar

Phoebe Cragon
Richard Dinges, Jr.
Kristen Hoggatt-Abader
Arezou Mokhtarian
Jim Murdoch
Christina E. Petrides
Brent Short

The Scholar by Margaret King
To My Son, Whose Name I Do Not Know… by Yolanda Wysocki
Book Review: Heaven’s Burning Porch
Book Review: Nights of Plague
Book Review: The Other Mother

Phantasm: The Art of Natalie Shou

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        Professional Services

        The Rocaberti Writers' Retreat
        The hugely successful Rocaberti Writers’ Retreat is delighted to announce the launch of their Annual Scholarship Program and is offering TWO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS and several partial ones to their prestigious retreats at a spectacular medieval castle in France:

        Rocaberti mentors include:

        Jen Grisanti, former Studio Exec and the Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge;
        British film producer Joan Lane, who developed the Academy Award-winning THE KING’S SPEECH;
        Australian film producer Judi Levine (THE SESSIONS, FALLING FOR FIGARO);
        Kala Guess, the Director of Final Draft’s Big Break contest;
        Million-dollar screenwriter Diane Drake (WHAT WOMEN WANT, ONLY YOU);
        Simon Egan, Academy Award-winning producer of THE KING’S SPEECH;
        Wendy Kram, producer of MAD MONEY;
        Award-winning British film director Niall Johnson and
        Kelly Edwards, the Senior VP of Talent Development for WarnerMedia Entertainment.

        DEADLINE: Sunday, January 16th, 2022, 12 midnight US West Coast time.

        Entrance Fee: None. They just ask that you share about the contest on social media. :)

        Please fill out the form at: where you will be asked to:

        a) Enter a logline (max: 35 words) of your screenplay, TV pilot or book, as well as explaining why you believe you're deserving of a scholarship (max: 300 words).

        b) Confirm that you can cover the remaining retreat fees (3,995 euros, instead of the usual fees of 5,495 euros) if awarded a Partial Scholarship of 1,500 euros.

        c) Include the screenshot of your post share on social media.

        GOOD LUCK!