Savant Authors, Recording Artists and Audio-Video Media Developers

(alphabetically by last name)


Born on the banks of the Detroit River in an orange crate house next to a pot-belly stove in the cold spring of 1930, Guerrino Amati worked his way through a BA English from Wayne State University and, later, after a stint in the US Army, an MA from the University of Chicago.  Associate Editor for Popular Mechanics Magazine in the early sixties, he taught English grammar, rhetoric, literature, logic in City Colleges of Chicago from 1962 to 1995. Amati began writing in 1982, happily enconsed with his wife in an old farm house in rural Crete, just south of Chicago. He has written three novels and eight short stories. With five children -- two daughters, three sons -- this "old man is trying like Hell to get someone to publish his ironic, sardonic take on this most absurd of species."

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Savant publications include AMMON'S HORN (2011).


Jean Blasiar is the award-winning author of the Emmy Budd mystery series for young readers, ages 7 to 13, and the award-winning series “Poor Rich” and “Richer” for young adults. Jean’s previous experience as a playwright and theatrical producer in the Los Angeles area resulted in one of Jean’s plays optioned by Twentieth Century Fox for a pilot.

“Communion” is Jean’s first adult novel in collaboration with her editor at Savant, Jonathan Marcantoni. The screenplay for "Communion" has been written by Jean and Jonathan and currently in the hands of an agent and producer.

Savant publications include POOR RICH (2010), RICHER (2011) and COMMUNION (2011).


Professionally, Erik Bracht has a Master's degree in psychology and has worked with families and children as a counselor. From this perspective he appreciates the challenges and unique perspectives that children have on the work. Personally, his inner child is activated when he's with children and because he has a child of his own, that inner child is activated every day. Writing children's stories is a natural fit.

Savant publications include THE ADVENTURES OF PURPLE HEAD, BUDDAH MONKEY AND STICKY FEET currently in preparation.


Multi-award-winning author Hans Brinckmann, born in The Hague, suppressed his dream to embark on a career in writing and joined the Far Eastern staff training program of Amsterdam's Nationale Handelsbank fresh out of high school. He was assigned to the bank's Singapore branch, and then to the Kobe branch in Japan, eventually rising to Tokyo Branch Manager at age 29.

Always the "reluctant banker," he nevertheless continued to pursue his career, which eventually took him to New York, where he served as president of the Institute of Foreign Bankers, representing two hundred and forty banks, and as president of a Dutch-American foundation active in cultural exchange. In 1986, Queen Beatrix made him an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for "cultural and professional achievement."

He retired from banking in 1988. Since then he has lived in London, Amsterdam, Sydney and Japan, developing his career as a journalist, lecturer, poet and writer of fiction and non-fiction prose. He has published two collections of short stories, a highly-acclaimed memoir, a post-war history of Japan and a book of poetry. Three of his books have been published in Japanese, in translations by Hiromi Mizoguchi. IN THE EYES OF THE SON (Savant 2014) is his first novel.

In 2008, Brinckmann – together with his friend Ysbrand Rogge – held a month-long exhibition in Tokyo of photographs taken by them in Japan between 1951 and 1974, which drew 50,000 visitors. Brinckmann now lives in Fukuoka, Japan. He maintains two websites: (bilingual English/Japanese) and (English).

Savant publications include VOLUTIONS - 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology and IN THE EYES OF THE SON (2014).


Cate Burns has lectured and taught internationally at universities in Prague, The Czech Republic, New York City, Los Angeles and other cities. She holds a BA degree from the University of Washington in Asian Studies, a second BA degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Fine Arts, an MFA from the University of California Irvine in Fine Arts, and a PhD from the Union Graduate School in Art History and Women's Studies. She is a recipient of an Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Award from the National Association of Women Artists in New York City, The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, the International Woman of the Year Award from the International Biographical Centre, London. She won first place for her non-fiction short story, The Girdle, from the national competition, the Lorin Tarr Gill Writing Contest. Her book manuscript, "Libido Tsunami," won an award as an unpublished manuscript in the Pacific Rim Book Festival in 2016.

Savant publications include LIBIDO TSUNAMI currently in preparation.


Anoop Chandola , an American linguist-anthropologist, was raised in a priestly Brahmin family in India near the Nepal-Tibet border. Dr. Chandola, a graduate of the Universities of California-Berkeley and Chicago, has taught Indian literature, culture, and religion at S.V. Patel University, M. S. University of Baroda, University of California-Berkeley, University of Washington-Seattle, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the American Anthropological Association, Association for Asian Studies, Linguistic Society of America, and Linguistic Society of India. Dr. Chandola, now Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona, lives in Tucson with his wife Sudha. He is a frequent guest lecturer on Hinduism and related religions.

Savant publications include IN THE HIMALAYAN NIGHTS (2012).


Seth Clabough  is a published scholar, poet, and fiction writer.  His work appears in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies ranging from Blackbird and Litro Magazine to The Chronicle of Higher Education and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.  He lives with his wife and four kids in Virginia and on Hatteras Island. 

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Savant publications include ALL THINGS AWAIT (2016).


Award-winning author and screenwriter Jim Currie is an editor, Seattle writer and ecologist whose credits include works of fiction, non-fiction, and over twenty publications on natural resource management and biology.  He holds an honor's degree from Harvard and a masters from Berkeley. His writing and teaching reflect an interdisciplinary perspective and wide-ranging curiosity in the arts, science, humanities and philosophy.

His published titles include "The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel" (Open Court, 2000). His work in the environmental field includes innovative ways to protect water quality and habitat. His teaching and lecturing draws upon integral psychology and Eastern philosophy.

Jim writes extensively on ecology, conservation and sustainable economy.   His web-based organization, includes members from across the globe and is dedicated to climate action, species rescue and travel that leaves shallow footprints.

Savant publications include IN DIRE STRAITS (2011).


Multi-award-winning author and poet Helen Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. She has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for this era kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied many other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.

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Savant publications include CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS (2015), VOLUTIONS - 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology and RUNNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology


Helen Doan is a Vietnamese-American writer born in Kien Giang, Vietnam. She arrived in San Jose, California in 1986 where she grew up. Doan self-published a book of poetry in 2002 and has been writing feature-length screenplays for ten years, while keeping a journal of her independence. Currently living and working in the county of Los Angeles, Doan aspires to make her mark on both the literary and entertainment worlds.

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Savant publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010), WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry (2011),  ON MY BEHALF (2012), FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry (2012).


Sue Dolleris: Constantly inspired, I welcome inspiration and am practically handed the manuscript, screenplay, or short story in its entirety. I can barely type fast enough to capture their stories. Over the years, I've learned to fine tune the nuances of inspiration into feasible works. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, I'm a writer who masquerades as a Medical Recruiter during the day. I am married with two grown daughters and have lived in Nashville, Tennessee for more than twenty years. 

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Savant publications include HELLO, NORMA JEAN (2010) and THE LOONS (2012).


Tom Donnelly has a background that includes work as a U.S. Customs officer, business intelligence analyst and trade compliance professional. He is currently working on several other novels that are in various stages of development. A graduate of Northeastern University, Tom lives with his wife, Judi, near Boston, Massachusetts.

Savant Publications include BLESSED ARE THE PEACEKEEPERS (2013).


Mike Farris is an attorney-at-law with Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein P.C., whose practice includes complex commercial litigation as well as entertainment law, focusing on the movie and publishing industries.

He is the 2009 Chair of the Dallas Bar’s Sports & Entertainment Law Section.

Mike and his wife Susan man Farris Literary Agency, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. As an agent, Mike placed several award-winning novels for publication, including Balaam Gimble's Gumption by Mike Nichols, winner of the 2004 Texas Institute of Letters John Bloom Humor Award, and Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush by Sheldon Russell, winner of the 2006 Langum Prize for Excellence in American Historical Fiction.

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Savant publications include KANAKA BLUES (2010), MANIFEST INTENT (2010) and RULES OF PRIVILEGE (2012).


Savant editor Sabrina Favors holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Psychology and a Master's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has an eclectic taste in nonfiction, but with a preference for history, art, psychology, and folklore. She is also interested in fantasy of any sub-genre -- from epic fantasy to urban, young adult and middle grade. Anything with a new twist or an unexpected take on an old tale.

My blog: http://redinkedleaf.blogspot.

Savant publications include WRITTEN IN THE STARS - An Anthology (Savant 2015).


Of Cherokee/Creek/Scot-Irish ancestry, Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is former Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College and current ly a professor with Fielding Graduate University. He is the award-winning author of 19 books and more than 100 chapters and articles on topics relating to Indigenous worldview, education, criticial inquiry and social/ecological justice. (See He is the recipient of the 2004 Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award. He lives with his artist wife in Mexico.

Savant publications include LAST SONG OF THE WHALES (2010) and WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry (2011).


Novelist Bentley Gates brings a strong background in investigation, research, martial arts and education to the novels he writes, helping create the realism he is known for in his works. His previous novel, THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY (Savant 2009) was an Amazon Kindle Genre Bestseller. He has been awarded the prestigious "Editor/Publisher Award" from the Journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators. Called a 'maverick' when working in the corporate environment, he left that setting to settle on the plains of Texas to write novels.

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Savant publications include THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY (2010) and THE HANGING OF DR. HANSON (2014)


Raymond Gaynor is the pen-name of a multi-award-winning, reclusive writer-artist-photographer-videographer, who, in his own words, "lives and breathes" San Francisco. He is co-author with William Maltese on the Tripler and Clarke gay political thriller, TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2011) and is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction works published under a number of pseudonyms.

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Savant publications include QUANTUM DEATH (2016) with A. G. Hayes.


A doctor of Optometry, S. Stanley Gordon created a chain of optical offices in department stores throughout the country, which were later sold to Pearle Vision. The proceeds enabled him to fulfill a lifelong ambition to be a part of show business and start at the top as a theatrical producer in New York and London. Currently retired, he is an award-winning author and lives with his husband, Joe, in Pasadena, California.  His son and his wife have blessed them with four terrific grandchildren (and two great-grandchildren).

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Savant publications include MY TWO WIVES AND THREE HUSBANDS (2011)


Multi-award-winning author A. G. Hayes studied television writing at UCLA. He has published short fiction for CBS TV and other television production companies. He lives in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and spends his time writing and traveling to nearly every part of the world. He has used personal experiences gained during service with the British intelligence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to enrich the characters of his protagonist teams. 

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Savant publications include WHO'S KILLING ALL THE LAWYERS? (2011), THE JUDAS LIST (2012), IMMINENT DANGER (2013), THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (2015), QUANTUM DEATH (2016) with Raymond Gaynor, RUNNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology, with FINDING KATE currently in polishing.


Charlotte Hebert is the author of the novel, Numbering Stars (a finalist in both the Hemingway First Novel Contest and the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize), and the nonfiction book, Meditate and Experience God: Saints, Scriptures, and Science Point the Way. Her short fiction has appeared in over half-a-dozen literary journals, and her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. She lives with her husband and their son in Northborough, MA.    

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Savant publications include BIG HEAVEN (2016).

Award-winning author George B. Hudson was born in East Tennessee in 1947, into a family of seven other siblings.  His life was deeply impacted by the Tennessee Valley Authority and by the lakes throughout the area in which he was raised. He has been a lifetime educator, teaching history in the public schools in Tennessee for thirty years. George also taught as an adjunct professor of history and is presently teaching at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. In his writing, he intersperses bits of history about the area to add local color and sentiment. He and his wife, Gail, live in Chattanooga.

Savant publications include PURPLE HAZE (2013).


Daniel S. Janik is a physician-educator-linguist-writer with over seventy published works across numerous genre under a variety of pen names. He is the recipient of a New Millenium Writer's Award, two Eric Hoffer Awards, three Neurobiological Learning Society "Choice" book, a Hollywood Book Festival Award, an Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival Award and numerous article awards. He is a 2007 Poet of the Year recipient.

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Savant publications include FOOTPRINTS, SMILES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES (2008), THE ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE EARTH (2008), LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (2008), A WHALE'S TALE (2009), FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010), WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Poetry Anthology (2011), FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - 2012 Savant Poetry Anthology (2012), BELLWETHER MESSAGES - 2013 Savant Poetry Anthology (2013), THE TURTLE DANCES (2013), VOLUTIONS - 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology (2014) and RUNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology.


Contemporary satirist and native Californian R. Page Kaufman was born, raised and schooled in Los Angeles. His experience as a psychotherapist gives him unique insight into both the humorous and tragic side of the human condition and its various interesting manifestations within the Southern California Lifestyle. Multi-award-winning author of numerous socio-political essays, he is particularly interested in human communication and love relationships. He is currently living in New Mexico, in his words, "taking a well-earned break from the L. A. freeways." 

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Savant publications include TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA: The Strains of Strauss (2009), TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA (CD) (2011).


A Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Ph.D. metallurgist by training, award-winning author Ronald Klueh brings a wealth of scientific knowledge and experience to contemporary techno-thriller fiction. A freelance science writer (Washington Post, Popular Mechanics), he makes the present and future interesting for adventure as well as romance readers.

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Savant publications include PERILOUS PANACEA (2010)


Yasuo Kobachi was born in Japan and worked for a private juku (cram) school for 25 years. He enjoys traveling the world and writing essays and short stories in the American style.

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Savant publications include ESSAY, ESSAY, ESSAY (2008).


Tatsuyuki Kobayashi began making woodblock-prints while studying at Sugino Fashion University. In 2006, he presented his collected works in an international exhibition entitled "Rashoumon" at the Gallery La Mer in Tokyo. He exhibited more of his works in a second exhibition entitled "Self-portrait," a part of "The World of Five Individual Artists," again at Gallery La Mer in Tokyo. Inspired by Daido Moriyama's photography, he is continuing his exploration of the "Interzone" (upcoming Savant book) in mixed media - mainly paint and collage - at his studio in Tokyo. Author website at

Savant publications include THE INTERZONE: A Man of the Dark Grey (2009).


Mila Komarnisky, a Canadian citizen, spent her childhood in the eastern part of Ukraine. She has a Ph.D. degree in nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Diploma from the Kharkiv Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Institute in Ukraine. As a Doctor of Philosophy, she was invited to work as a postgraduate researcher at the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University. After an illness, she retired, took a novel writing course at the Winghill Writing School, Ontario, Canada, and is now pursuing a career as a novelist.

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Savant Publications include WRETCHED LAND (2011).


Award-winning author and poet Erin Lee is a freelance writer and therapist living with her family in Southern New Hampshire. She's published numerous magazine articles, particularly on the topic of mental illness and most recently in “Behavioral Healthcare” magazine. A trained journalist, Lee has also worked for a variety of daily and weekly newspapers. She recently completed her master’s degree in psychology and works as a therapist.

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Savant Publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010), WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Poetry Anthology (2011), and CRAZY LIKE ME (2015).


Leon Siu and Malia Elliott aka Leon & Malia (Leon & Malia Productions) are multi-award-winning composers, recording artists, performers and producers, known in Hawaii and throughout the world as Ambassadors of Aloha.

Leon & Malia’s compositions range from film scores to commercial jingles, to symphonic works, to children’s songs, to vintage, heritage and current Hawaiian music, to contemporary pop and exotic world-beats. They perform regularly in Waikiki and abroad.

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Savant publications include LULLABY MOON (CD) (2014), and KEIKI CALABASH (CD), KEIKI CALABASH (DVD), and BOAT DAYS/TROPIC NIGHTS (CD) currently in production.


Multi-award-winning author William Maltese was born in the Pacific Northwest. He has a B.A. in Marketing/Advertising and spent an honorable tour of duty in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of E-5. He started his authorial career, which now spans four decades, by writing Harlequin Romances and men's pulp magazines. He's penned more than 200 books, both fiction and non-fiction. His esteemed credentials have earned him, among many other accolades, a listing in the pestigious WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.

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Savant publications include DARE TO LOVE IN OZ (2009), and WILLIAM MALTESE'S FLICKER (2010).


Jonathan Marcantoni has been a freelance writer and editor since 2004 and is currently Editor-in-Chief for Aignos Publishing.  He has edited ten books for Savant and was co-author with Jean Blasiar on the WWII drama COMMUNION. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and three daughters, and is currently at work on his next novel.

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Savant publications include COMMUNION (2011), and TRAVELER'S REST (2012).


Andrew Massie was born in Belleville, Illinois and grew up on military bases around the world. He earned a BA in English from Louisiana Tech University and an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. He currently works in higher education in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Savant publications include IN THE SHADOWS OF MY MIND currently in preparation.

An educator and journalist with other incarnations simply much too horrible to speak of, Scott Mastro has traveled the world and continues to do so.

Savant publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010) and BLOOD MONEY: Tales from Two Continents (2012).


Walter (Wataru) Miyanari is a coffee barista and the owner of Cafe Brew in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is continually striving for the perfect cup of coffee.

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Savant publications include ALOHA FROM COFFEE ISLAND (2008).


Brian Morley was born and raised on the streets of the Bronx New York. His experience of growing up with warmth and love of family on a tree-lined street was a normal one. While other parts of the borough were saturated with gang violence and murder. Dual knowledge of both plagued most growing up in the city but Brian’s life path would follow that of his fathers’ in law enforcement. He has developed a skill of sitting back and fitting in while listening to people from all different walks of life share stories and developing these stories into realistic fiction.  Some humorous some terrifyingly serious are woven into fictional story lines.

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Savant publications include NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER (2011).


Mike Munger is a retired police detective and paramilitary operative. He lives with his family outside Boston, MA. In the summer of 2001 he deployed for 13 months as a United Nations Police Officer in Kosovo. After September 11th, he served as a U.N. Special Operations Team leader. Mike is currently working as a private security contractor for a company based in South Carolina. He and Savant author Tom Donnelly were college roommates. 

Savant Publications include BLESSED ARE THE PEACEKEEPERS (2013).


Tendai Rinos Mwanaka was born in 1973, in Nyanga, Nyatate, Mapfurira village, in the remote eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. He is the author of "Voices from Exile," a collection of poetry on Zimbabwe's political situation and exile in South Africa published by Lapwing Publications, Northern Ireland in 2010. He has written and worked on over 17 manuscripts over the years and won several awards. "Logbook Written by a Drifter," and "Voices from Exile" were both short listed for the Erbecce Press Poetry Prize in 2011 and 2009, respectively. He was nominated for the Pushcart twice, once in 2008, and again in 2010, as well as commended for the Dalro Prize in 2008. He has published over 200 short stories, essays, memoirs, poems and visual art productions in over 100 magazines, journals, and anthologies in the following countries: USA , UK , Canada , South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Kenya, India, Italy , France , Spain, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand. He lives and stays in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.

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African Book Club "Author of the Month" (December 2011)

Savant publications include KEYS IN THE RIVER (2012).


Tima Z. Newman has written several children's books, as well as adult nonfiction.  Her most recent book is "Lucid Waking: Using Dreamwork Principles to Transform Your Waking Life." An award-winning author originally from Minnesota, she currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she practices as a psychotherapist.

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Savant publications include ELAINE OF CORBENIC (2015).


Award-winning author and poet Zachary Oliver continually searches for his ideal: balance. Originally from Vienna, Austria, a center for old European culture, he has chosen Honolulu, Hawaii, arguably the most geographically remote place on Earth to live and write. He has recently found his calling as an individual comfortable balancing  the identity of a scholar-practitioner and as a leader of organizations that work to develop interested learners into successful professionals.

Savant publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010), FALLING BUT FULFILLED: Reflections on Multiple Intelligences (2010), and WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Anthology of Poems (2011).


W. C. Peever studied creative writing at a special liberal arts high school, continuing his studies at Bennington College in picturesque Vermont where he began writing about Charlie, a key character in many of his novels. He currently lives at a seaside homestead in Massachusetts, where he is writing the second book in the Jumper Chronicles series.

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Savant publications include THE JUMPER CHRONICLES: The Quest for Merlin's Map (2010) and PATH OF THE TEMPLAR: Book Two of The Jumper Chronicles (2012).


Born in 1961, in Reading, England, award-winning author Francis Powell attended Art Schools, receiving a degree in painting and an MA in printmaking. In 1995, Powell moved to Austria, teaching English as a foreign language while pursuing his varied artistic interests adding music and writing.  He currently lives in Paris, songwriting, doing concerts, writing both prose and poety. Powell has published short stories in the magazine, “Rat Mort” and other works on the internet site “ Multi-dimensions.”

Savant publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010), FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry (2012), and FLIGHT OF DESTINY (2015).

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Multi-award-winning author Leon Puissegur is a happily-married Vietnam Veteran with nine grandchildren and three children. An award-winning author, he has three books in print, not including this one.

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Savant publications include THE OIL MAN (2011).


A graduate of Andhra University 1956, GV Rama Rao is a retired Commander of the Indian Navy, author of several short stories and articles, and is a dedicated blogger. His published books include "The Colonel's Last Wicket," "The Good Boy," "All at Sea," "Emma's Escapades in Incredible India," "The incomplete Man," and "The Odd Ways of Gods.

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Savant Publications include CAPTAIN RIDDLE'S TREASURE (2016)


Reilly Ridgell graduated from Palisades High School (LA) in 1965, got his BA in political science from UCLA in 1969, and an MA in the same field from UC Santa Barbara in 1970. In 1971, he joined the Peace Corps, teaching English in the outer islands of what is now called Chuuk State in Micronesia. After his Peace Corps service and a teaching contract, he left Chuuk in 1975 to teach in Guam. In 1980, he became an assistant professor at Guam Community College and in 2001 moved into administration as Dean.

He is the author of the widely used textbook, Pacific Nations and Territories, which has been in print continuously since 1983, and co-author of its elementary level version, Pacific Neighbors.  He also authored the anthology of Micronesian Peace Corps stories, Bending to the Trade Winds, and in 2010 his first novel, Green Pearl Odyssey, was published by Blue Ocean Press.

Savant publications include THE ISLA VISTA CRUCIBLE (2012)


Larry Rodness was born in Toronto, Canada and lived there until he moved to Los Angeles with his family in the early sixties. Much of the material for his first novel, “Today I Am A Man”, comes from the three years he lived there, after which, he and his family returned to Canada.

After performing in various theatrical musicals Larry became inspired to write and develop his own original music, plays, screenplays and, most recently, novels. Larry currently lives in Toronto with his wife Jodi, and their three children, Adam, Jonathan and Erin.

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Savant publications include TODAY I AM A MAN (2009).


Natalie Roers is a Voice Arts and PromaxBDA nominated voiceover artist, award-winning author (Lucid, How to Become a Voice Over Artist), screenwriter (Beneath Them), and veteran Emmy-winning radio and television personality (KCJJ, KAAL, WLTX). Natalie lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Savant publications include
BENEATH THEM currently in preparation
Award-winning author Richard Rose hails from Kokomo, Indiana. Teen dances, basketball and too many greasy French fries gave way to a BA at Wabash College. After a tour of duty fighting the Cold War on the East/West German border, Richard began a long career as a First V.P. with a major investment firm in Chicago, where he did market reports on TV and radio. Richard’s wife and true love, Kay, supports his passion for writing, which includes short stories, novels and screenplays. She also keeps him healthy. No more greasy French fries.

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Savant publications include THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES (2013) and THE GUMSHOE currently in preparation. 


Z. Roux holds an honors degree in Communications from the University of Johannesburg. Constantly inspired by the brooding Pacific Ocean, she loves nothing more than to conjure up new people and places and bring them to life on paper.

Living in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband, two children, and a dog called Toby who's scared of crickets and shadows, she has a wealth of fantastical inspiration. When out hiking, she has the uncanny ability to vividly imagine pixies, fairies and hobbits hiding in the surrounding trees and shrubs.

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Savant publications include CEREUS currently in preparation.


Buz Sawyers resides in Rowlett, Texas, where he taught English in the Garland Independent School district for twenty years. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Literary Studies and an MA in Creative Writing. He currently teaches Englsih and writing at Argosy University in Dallas. He has four published books under his belt: "No Point in Dying Now" (PublishAmerica 2003), an historical novel about the Civil War; "A Debt Unpaid" (PublishAmerica 2005), a post-Civil War sequel; "Decades in Anadar" (PublishAmerica 2006), a collection of short stories; and "Murder: Shaken, Not Stirred" (PublishAmerica 2009), a murder mystery circa 1969.

Buz can be contacted via his author website at

Savant publications include SHUTTERBUG (2013).


Gloria Schumann's love of reading romance novels brought her to a love of writing them.  Keen observation of the human condition is her favorite pastime.  A highly developed interest in relationships what makes them work are central in her writing. Gloria resides in Austin, TX with her husband and three children.

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Savant publications include CALLED HOME: Two Hearts Answer (2010).


Daniel Scott is the author of two books of fiction, Some of Us Have to Get Up in the Morning, and Pay This Amount. He is the recipient of various grants and fellowships from sources such as the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Born and raised on Boston's South Shore, he currently lives in New York City.

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Savant publications include VALDICTORY (Savant 2015)

David B. Seaburn is the author of four previous novels, Darkness is as Light, Pumpkin Hill, Charlie No Face (Savant, 2011 - a Finalist for the National Indie excellence Awards in Fiction), and most recently, Chimney Bluffs (Savant, 2012). Seaburn is a retired psychologist, marriage and family therapist as well as an ordained minister. He lives near Rochester, N. Y. with his wife, Bonnie. They have two wonderful adult daughters and two fabulous granddaughters.

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Savant publications include CHARLIE NO FACE (2011), CHIMNEY BLUFFS (2012) and MORE MORE TIME (2015).

Mark Seiler lives on the island of Kauai with his lovely wife, Rebecca, in the little home that they built overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When he isn’t composing string quartets, or building wooden canoes, he enjoys volunteering at the Lawai International Center for Peace. Mark is a master carpenter who was fortunate to join local artists and masters from Taiwan and Japan to help build the Hall of Compassion in the Lawai Valley. He is currently designing a Welcoming Center for the Lawai International Center.

Mark is on the Board of Directors for the Lawai International Center and the Koloa Jodo Shu Mission. He describes himself as a life-long learner, who got a very late start.

Savant publications include RIVER'S CHILD currently in preparation. 


Award-winning author William E. Sharp Jr began his association with Asia in 1968 while serving with US Army military intelligence in Vietnam. He has an A.B. Degree in Political Science focused on Chinese and Japanese politics from the University of California, Berkeley. In Hawaii he received an M.A. Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at  Manoa along with the James Shigeta Award for Excellence in Asian Studies and the Lee-Shao Chang Award for Excellence in Chinese Studies. He studied Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and Beijing.  During the 1980s, he lived in Japan where he taught English and worked as a free-lance writer. Returning to the US in 1989, he attended Harvard University where he earned an Ed.M. (Master of Education) Degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy. In the early 1990s, he served as Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii. He currently teaches classes about East Asian politics at Hawaii Pacific University and hosts Asia in Review, a weekly TV show dedicated to substantive discussion of contemporary Asian affairs. He often travels to Asia to meet with a variety of experts to glean the most contemporary insights on Asian affairs.

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Savant publications include RANDOM VIEWS OF ASIA FROM THE MID-PACIFIC (2011).


Orest Stocco, author of the provocative novel, "What Would I Say Today If I Were To Die Tomorrow?" was born in Panettieri, Calabria, Italy.  He immigrated to Canada and studied philosophy at university.  He Lived in Annecy, France before taking up residence in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write novels, short stories and poetry. 

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Savant publications include FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems (2010) and  MY UNBORN CHILD (2010).


Born in 1943, award-winning author Tony Tame has been associated with the marine industry since the mid 1960’s. After 1970 he became directly involved in the supply and service of equipment to the commercial fishing industry in Jamaica. His lifelong interest has been the methods used in various types of fishing and the people who work in this field. Still active in this field his fascination with these topics is undiminished.

Savant publications include THE VILLAGE CURTAIN (2009) and THE DESPERATE CYCLE (2013).





Originally from Japan, Setsuko Tsuchiya came to the USA and earned a BA in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison University while studying western somatic therapy at Hawaii College of Health Sciences. After becoming a licensed massage therapist, she began wondering if there could be such a thing as somatic (body) therapy that is independent of language and universally applicable to all cultures.

Savant publications include IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY currently in preparation.


Originating from a small, dilapidated suburb west of Sydney, Australia, David Allan Williams has tried his hand at many things before turning his intellect to writing. His professional career as a technical trainer and specialist in computer hardware took him to some of the best parts of America, Asia, Europe and the tropical islands before he decided life should be more challenging. He then turned his hand to warehouse and operations management for a few years before feeling like life needed yet another bend to put him on the right path. Thus, Light Surfer festered in his head and computer for a couple of years when the journey suddenly became a "strap-me-in-and-let-gravity-take-control" kind of ride. Writing has now become the career path of his choice, and with his slanted view of reality, this indeed could be a long ride. Visit him at

Savant publications include LIGHT SURFER (2012).



Award-winning author Marina (Terwilliger) Yamamoto wrote several of the original Ballerina Birdie stanzas to amuse children before nap while working as a nanny. Further inspiration for the story came from her experience as a children's ballet teacher at West Hawaii Dance Academy and from her cherished lovebird, Auli'i. 

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Savant publications include BALLERINA BIRDIES (2015).

Robin Ymer spent her formative years in France and North Africa. She attended university in California and earned a Master's degree. Moving about in support of her husband's career she raised two daughters and worked primarily as a Foreign Language instructor. She sculpts, draws, tends to her garden and writes.

Savant publications include MYTHICAL VOYAGE: The Tale of the White Ponca (2010).
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