Victorian Mystery Author Nanci M. Pattenden

Novella Mystery Author Nanci M. Pattenden has joined the JUZDIZRTS Words & Music Author Event!

Nanci M. Pattenden is a genealogist and a fiction writer, with non-fiction articles in The Attic, Ancestors, and Site Lines. She is currently working on a collection of detective stories set in Victorian Toronto, as well as a novel based on an 1891 murder involving a young relative.

Body in the Harbour is the first novella in the Detective Hodgins series, published Nov 2014 by Murder Does Pay, Ink.

Nanci lives in Southern Ontario with her diabetic cat Sandy and has completed the Creative Writing program at the University of Calgary.

duchess cover smDeath on Duchess Street – A Detective Hodgins Victorian Mystery

The tranquility of a tight-knit neighbourhood in Victorian Toronto is shattered when a young girl becomes the next victim in a string of robberies, missing persons and murder. Why is her father acting so strangely? Could he somehow be involved? Are the two murders and the disappearance of a neighbour connected?

Detective Albert Hodgins travels east to Kingston and north to the tiny hamlet of Pine Grove looking for answers. The trail eventually leads to New York and a rather rough NY Captain whose methods are almost deadly. Hodgins frantically tries to piece everything together so the person responsible can pay for his, or her, crime.

“This is a great event. I’ve attended every one without fail and now I get to be on stage too!”

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Website: http://www.murderdoespayink.ca

Blog: https://nancipattenden.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nanci.pattenden

Twitter: @NanciMPattenden

Steam Punk Author D.L Narrol

Steam Punk & Historical Author D.L. Narrol has joined the JUZDIZRTS Author Event!

Dianne Narrol was born in Toronto, Canada. She grew up relishing in adventure novels, like Clavell’s Shogun, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. She always wanted to write an adventure series that would depict the fine work of a classic sci-fi like Wells or Verne, and felt compelled to set her novels in the early 1900s. Little did she know she was setting the stage for a steampunk fantasy sci-fi adventure series. Her books are weighted with interpersonal relationships and untraditional romance. Her witty writing style has been compared to Kurt Vonnegut, says some of her readers. So much humor is threaded throughout her writing, along with earth-shattering action.

In 2011 her stand-alone romantic-fantasy When Beowulf Meets Kyla was released. Written in Kyla’s point of view, where she undergoes a trial of initiation in order to prove her love for her ancient Viking warrior. In 2009 her short story Kate’s Choice was chosen as part of a compilation of stories for The Caledon Collection published by Giant Beaver Press.

She has two degrees in urban social geography – that’s where her vivid physical descriptions come alive; where she has made several journeys around the world, placing her settings and characters.

* Currently working on Arctic Quest – the fourth novel of the Prehistoric Journey series.

Age of ChivalryAge of Chivalry – The First Expeditions: Book 3

The third steam punk adventure of the Prehistoric Journey series takes the four time travelers to the unexpected once again. It’s 1910, Captain Limmerick, Dr. Dimitrikov, Rosa, and Amoli mistakably time travel to 1487 England just after The War of the Roses. The queen is enchanted with Limmerick and has him knighted, where he must undergo challenging jousting tournaments, and prove his abilities as a skilled archer. He becomes entangled with the king’s rivals and finds himself in near death situations. He uses his position, as part of the king’s court, to rescue his friends from the castle dungeon, but struggles with the crown’s idea of chivalry.

During this voyage, they discover prehistoric mammals have been misplaced from when they tried to close the passage through time in Celtic Odyssey. The four time-travelers attempt to return to 1910, but another error occurs and for the first time, they travel to their future – 1970.

Double Dragon Publishing

Webpage: www.dlnarrol.net

Science Fiction Author M.J. Moores

Crossover Science Fiction/Fantasy Author M.J. Moores has joined the JUZDIZRTS Author Event!

Imagine procrastination and stubborn perseverance getting together and procreating – that would be what M.J. faces when she looks in the mirror every day. Her stubborn mind-set has gotten her into trouble more often than she’d care to admit. Her love of reading and writing at a young age drew her to adventure books of all genera. While she currently enjoys writing science-fiction and fantasy, her focus is more on the internal journey her characters make as they learn about themselves and face their darkest fears – this might take place on another planet, on a university campus, or in a magical realm; but there’s always that touch of adventure to lend a dash of spice to her work.

Living in rural Ontario, Canada, M.J. divides her days with writing, editing, reviewing, chasing her young son around, and running a website to help new and emerging authors cut their teeth on the mountains of this big bad world. Occasionally, though, her body compels her to shove all that chaos aside and simply read a good book. Luckily, she has that procrastination thing under control now – at least most of the time.

Time's Tempest - Cover Reveal - 400 x 200Time’s Tempest – The Chronicles of Xannia (1)

Embarking as a guide into the death zone that are the Deserts, Taya leads a group of civilians who blindly follow a prophet obsessed with preventing the planet Xannia from environmental self-destruction. Here, Fate and Destiny wage war propelling an epic search for Truth amidst 2000 year old lies, in opposition to a government bent on burying ancient secrets and anyone who goes looking for them.

As Taya desperately attempts to keep the prophet and his followers alive, this journey forces her to grapple with the circumstances of her past which have aligned to hurdle her into her darkest memories; making choices she never wanted to consider; learning truths she was never meant to know.

“The JUZDIZRTS Author Event is my ‘baby.’ I developed the premiss over two years ago when I saw a need to help my fellow authors get the word out about their achievement(s) and celebrate one of the hardest things to accomplish – being an author.”

Webpage: www.mjmoores.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorMJMoores

Twitter: @AuthorMJMoores