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August’s Featured 5 Authors

SG Night

TOP PROFILE – S.G. Night, author of Attrition: The First Act of Penance

SG Night

SG Night has been a writer since he was old enough to hold a pen. Hailing from Northern Virginia, he spent his youth in Honors writing programs, garnering a love for science-fiction and fantasy. The countless hours of world-building and scribbling in notebooks began to bear fruit in the summer of 2012; over the course of the following year, he worked tirelessly to craft his debut Epic Fantasy novel. Night completed the manuscript for Attrition: the First Act of Penance shortly before his 18th birthday.

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2. Faith Cotter, author of Paper Dragons

Faith Cotter

Faith Cotter is an award-winning writer and editor whose background includes reporting for one of Pennsylvania’s premiere newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; sleuthing through boxes of legal documents while writing for The Innocence Institute of Point Park University; authoring a thesis on Harry Potter; and a job as an editor for Technology Publishing Company, where she learned more than she ever thought she would about the intricacies of applying paint to incredibly large structures. As a freelance editor, her latest projects include editing a trilogy of short novels and a report published by the Armenian division of the Caucasus Research Resource Center for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Faith’s Author Page

3. Rebecca Lombardo, author of It’s Not Your Journey

Rebecca Lombardo

In her first published work, Rebecca Lombardo collects her internationally followed blog into the pages of “It’s Not Your Journey”, named after her highly popular blog. “It’s Not Your Journey” is Rebecca’s year long chronicle of her struggles with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Injury, and recovery from a Suicide attempt. Rebecca shares her very real, raw feelings on these subjects, as well as addressing other issues that have contributed to her downward spiral and eventual climb out of her own pit of despair. Issues such as the loss of her mother to lung cancer, the death of her brother (incidentally, on Rebecca’s birthday), abandonment from friends and family members due to her hospitalization, and more.

Rebecca’s Author Page

4. Christopher Stokes, author of The Distant Glimmer

Christopher StokesChris loves everything in relation to mythology and magic, he incorporated magic and mythical creatures into his own book. He now holds onto the hope that others will read his present books and possible future books he writes. He also writes for younger age groups from 2 year olds to 12 year olds so that he can reach an even wider audience and give more people enjoyment when they read, his main goal is to try and get people enjoying reading his books as much as he enjoys writing them.

Christopher’s Author Page

5. Byron Edgington, author of The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life

byron edgingtonSecond of ten pups in an Irish Catholic litter, Byron Edgington couldn’t get a word in sideways. He claims that’s why he writes. And, as second son, Edgington was, by tradition and temperament, the official designee to become the family priest. He gave it a heck of a shot, but—”….sex, drugs, rock’n roll, the U.S. Army and Vietnam sent me down a whole other track.” Today, Edgington is a retired helicopter pilot and full-time writer. “First book that convinced me I could write,” he says. “….Kon Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl. Plus, I’m the only one in my social circle who’s finished Moby Dick, and I loved it.” Edgington’s flying career is the basis for much of his literary work: his first book, published in 2012, The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life is based on his 40 year career in the cockpit.

Byron’s Author Page

  1. Nicholas RossisNicholas Rossis08-07-2014

    Is it me, or could Christopher and Byron be related? Unless, of course, Byron is Christopher returning from the future… 🙂

  2. Chris TurnerChris Turner08-22-2014

    Looking through I particularly like the sound of Rebecca’s book. A subject I am not as familiar with as I would like to be. Anyone that can lay it all out there in an attempt to help others has my full respect.

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