Savant Authors, Recording Artists and Audio-Video Media Developers

(alphabetically by last name)


Author of 
     AMMON'S HORN (Savant 2011)

Multi-award-winning author:
       POOR RICH (Savant 2010)
       RICHER (Savant 2011)
       COMMUNION (Savant 2011) with Jonathan Marcantoni

Author of 

Award-winning author of

     IN THE EYES OF THE SON (Savant 2014)
Award-winning contributing poet to
     VOLUTIONS - 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology

Award-winning author of 

     LIBIDO TSUNAMI (Savant 2016)

Award-winning author of 
     IN THE HIMALAYAN NIGHTS (Savant 2012)

Author of 
     ALL THINGS AWAIT (Savant 2016)

Award-winning author of 
     IN DIRE STRAITS (Savant 2011)

Award-winning author of

Multi-award-winning contributing poet to
     VOLUTIONS -2014 Savant Poetry Anthology
     RUNNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology

Author of
      ON MY BEHALF (Savant 2012)

Award-winning contributing poet to
      FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems
      WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry
      FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry

Author of
     HELLO, NORMA JEAN (Savant 2010)
     THE LOONS (Savant 2012)

Award-winning co-author of

Author of
     KANAKA BLUES (Savant 2010)
     MANIFEST INTENT (Savant 2010)
     RULES OF PRIVILEGE (Savant 2012)

Award-winning author of
     PURPLE HAZE (Savant 2013)

Editor of
     WRITTEN IN THE STARS - An Anthology (Savant 2015)

Award-winning author of
Award-winning contributing poet to
    WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry (2011)

Author of 
     THE HANGING OF DR. HANSON (Savant 2014)

Multi-award-winning co-author of 
     QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)

Multi-award-winning author of

Multi-award-winning author of 
     THE JUDAS LIST (Savant 2012)
     QUANTUM DEATH (2016) with Raymond Gaynor
     FINDING KATE (Savant, in publication)
     THE SOLAR TRIANGLE (Savant, in preparation)
Award-winning contributing poet to
     RUNNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology

Author of 
     BIG HEAVEN (Savant 2016)

Multi-award-winning author of
         (Savant 2008)
     LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (Savant 2008)
     A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009)
     THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
Multi-award-winning contributing poet to
     FIRST BREATH - 2010 Savant Anthology of Poems
     WAVELENGTHS - 2011 Savant Poetry Anthology
     FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - 2012 Savant Poetry Anthology
     BELLWETHER MESSAGES - 2013 Savant Poetry Anthology

     VOLUTIONS - 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology
     RUNING FROM THE PACK - 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology


Multi-award-winning author of 
     TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA - The Strains of Strauss (Savant 2009)
Lead recording artist of

Award-winning author of
     PERILOUS PANACEA (Savant 2010)

Author of
     ESSAY, ESSAY, ESSAY (Savant 2008)

Author of 
     THE INTERZONE - A Man of the Dark Grey (Savant 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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Visit Leon & Malia's website at

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.

His websites include:

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at
Book website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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.

Visit Richard's website at

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


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.

Author website at

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.

Author website at

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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