Linkville Press is proud to work with some of the most visionary new authors, helping them to bring their creative storytelling to life with the help of our dedicated publishing team. Whatever genre you’re into, our wide variety of authors are sure to indulge your mood and preference. Check out the authors we work with below.
YA Fantasy and Historical Fiction
Amanda Marie was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Like any other female growing up in the 90's she was a fan of artists like Backstreet Boys, Five, and Aaron Carter. She started writing when she was in junior high and from there went to write many "Fan Fictions" and some of her own original stories.
Amanda has a degree in business management and just received her Master's degree in Creative Writing at Full Sail University. She hopes to use what she's learned to teach at a college or high school level and also to bring her books to life on the big screen.
She had the opportunity to be an extra in the film Redwood Highway starring Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, and James LaGros. Redwood Highway is due out in the spring of 2014 and is currently making its round in different film festivals throughout Oregon and the rest of the US. For more information, see their facebook page at Redwood Highway Movie.
Ian’s first full length professional novel A Secret Step (Copperjob) was published in 2013. In 2014 he provided the opening chapter for the Little Book of Jack the Ripper (Historypress), as well as having numerous articles published on various aspects of the subject of London. He has a keen interest in social history, particularly Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins and the slums of the East End. Ian is an active member of the Whitechapel Society, London. Ian’s style of using the old to make sense of the new, being praised by acclaimed authors Martin Fido and Bill Beadle, amongst others. Ian’s latest novel The East End Beckons (Linkville) is set in the era of Cornish smugglers and Oliver Twist. He has therefore been dividing his time between London Town and the South West of England. Ian Parson has been a writer for many years winning competitions and working for magazines and newspapers in England and Spain before finally arriving at the Linkville Publishing Stable.
K.R. Morrison has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years. She uses her maiden name to show honor to her Scottish roots, and as a tribute to her dad. She and her husband have two young-adult children.
"Be Not Afraid" is her first book, a darling little creature spawned from an all-too real nightmare. Her second book, "Unholy Trinity", was published earlier this year (2016).
"Resurgence: The Rise of Judas", is awaiting publication through Linkville Press. The fourth book in the "Pride's Downfall" series, "Enoch's Return", is currently being written.
J.R. Wirth was born and raised in Southern California. Now hailing from San Bernardino,
J.R. has several pieces published—including a poem and several short stories in online venues. The bestselling series: “Twisted Family Holidays Collection,” is a highly rated collection of short stories that surround popular holidays, and are loosely based on real life situations. The TFHC is available in kindle and paperback, individually, or as a collection. Three of the TFHC books are available in audio format as well. “In Passing” (Linkville Press) is J.R.'s first full-length release. The epic paranormal tale has been highly rated and takes the reader on parallel adventures that are sure to remain in your mind long after you've finished. J.R.'s "Day of the Dead" was highlighted in the "Code Redhead" project from Books To Go Now publishing.
FRANK A. RUFFOLO
Frank A. Ruffolo resides in South Florida where he and his beautiful wife, Christine, raised two wonderful children. After taking early retirement from a forty-year career in purchasing and purchasing management, he discovered a passion for writing and took up a second career as an author, independently releasing two novels, Gabriel's Chalice, a sci-fi adventure, and The Trihedral of Chaos, an action adventure. Now Frank is working with Linkville Press to release his first murder mystery, The Jack Stenhouse Mysteries. Always writing, Frank is busy putting the finishing touches on four more novels while conducting research on a fifth.
JR Smith resides in Pryor, Oklahoma with her husband David, dog Lucky, and some other family members. She graduated from Pryor High School in 2006, and received a BA in Communications from Rogers State University in 2011. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. She loves anime and manga, video games, music, and movies. She started writing at a young age and was published in her local newspaper at the age of 13. Fate’s Crossing, part 1 of the Black Blood Legacies is her debut novel.
Tess Votto is a mom, a teacher, a writer, a reader, a bellydancer, a life coach, and much more. She loves to see how words and phrases build on each other into so many different possibilities and uses Legos to teach her middle school students the versatility of language. She has a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in Communication Studies with a minor in Technical Writing, a teaching certification from Texas Woman's University, and a master's degree from Full Sail University in Creative Writing for the entertainment industry. She is currently working on a live action film script, non-fiction and fiction books, and a children's cartoon series for television.
Sheila Deeth grew up in the UK and has a Bachelors and Masters in mathematics from Cambridge University, England. Now living in the States near Portland Oregon, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, telling stories and meeting her neighbors' dogs on the green.
Anna Patten is a writer, art photographer, and nerdy bookworm living in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York.
Tim LaSure has spent his life in small towns nestled in the hills of West Virginia. His writing has been influenced by many art forms and flavored by the people of Appalachia.
E.K. Arden grew up in Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in veterinary technology. She lives in Brewster with her family.
L. WADE POWERS
L. Wade Powers, under the name Lawrence W. Powers, has published in the field of medical technology, including a textbook of hematology for C.V. Mosby and related monographs and technical papers. He has also published monographs and technical papers in the field of marine biology, a critical examination of The Winter of Our Discontent for Steinbeck Review, and several articles on natural history and cultural history for Oregon Encyclopedia Online. He is currently an editor for the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library, for which he also contributes articles. Larry wrote the narrative film script for Fields of Splendor, a 2005 film by Anders Tomlinson and he has a collection of short stories in preparation. This is his first novel.
A retired professor of natural sciences, Larry lives in Eastern Oregon with his wife, with the permission of their cat.