Friends & Authors

This page is dedicated to the talented Authors in my life who I love and respect.  Please take the time check them out and purchase their books!

April Higney – Slipping Back and Forth Between Parallels
D.M. Landreneau – Bending in Time
Crystal Marcos – BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale
George Pappas – Monogamy Sucks
Becky Tsaros Dickson – I Could Tell You Stories


April Higney: April is another fantastic person I met on Twitter. She is a very talented artist and writer. Her blog is amazing, full of wonderful pictures and heartfelt words.  April has a knack for breathing her heart to paper. I am very happy to feature April here and bring to you her new book, Slipping back and Forth Between Parallels!

Find April on Twitter and Purchase her book today!

♥ April Higney

April Higney is a self-taught visual artist, poet and author. Born and raised in Massachusetts she started out with a love for illustrating landscapes and architecture.  April’s blog incorporates her poetry, art, and own photo manipulation work.

Her drive to write poetry came from many aspects of personal and emotional experiences over a number of years. April writes of losses, relationships, family, and love. She has elements of shadow and light with awareness of struggles, and belief in the beauty of life while getting beyond those difficulties.

April resides in the southeastern U.S.  When she is not writing, she is spending time with her daughter, enjoying photography somewhere outdoors, and sometimes illustrating or painting. Her biggest inspirations have been her child, the support of her family, and the many friends she has found in life and online.

Currently April is working on two novels, one a romance in poetry and the other is a “follow-up” novel to Slipping Back and Forth Between Parallels. She is also working on a collection of poetry for an anthology of her work.

Twitter: @poeticheart34
Website: Betweenhearts75

April’s first novel, Slipping Back and Forth Between Parallels is a psychological thriller/romance. The main character is lost between many points of his psyche, dreams, reality, trauma and tragedy, with a merging true love connection. April beautifully created all of the cover imagery as well as the book editing. She expresses her book editing as, “not without flaw, just as life.”

Through personal and creative factors, April has chosen to self-publish this work and is excited about the learning process involved with such a venture.

You can purchase April’s book at:

CreateSpace -and you can also find a preview HERE

Kindle ( U.S. Version )
Kindle (U.K. Version)


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D.M. Landreneau: Only recently has Ms. Landreneau come into my life. She is quickly becoming not only one of my favorite people, but also one of my favorite authors. She is remarkable to read and always speaks to your heart. I admire her ability to write loving, erotic, and mind blowing pieces. I will forever be her loyal reader and loving admirer.

Purchase Bending in Time Today!

♥ D.M. Landreneau

D.M. Landreneau is a poet and author who began writing poetry as a young girl – using it to express her thoughts, dreams, emotions, and life experiences. She is currently writing a second collection of poetry, as well as a novel and screenplay. To get a small taste of her darker side, please read Orleon in the Moonlight – a short story, also available from Willow Moon Publishing.

Just one class shy of her Master’s in Secondary Education, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in History and Latin. When she’s not at home writing or in university, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, genealogical research, and traveling. She currently resides near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Twitter: @poesravenlady
Website: Poesravenlady

Bending in Time is a collection
of poetry that touches on the
many facets of love – the joy and
the pain. Delve into the mind and
heart of a burgeoning poet as she
takes you through her life
experiences and be sure to
follow closely as she shows you
how love always seems to be…

Bending in Time

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  • Crystal Marcos: Crystal is a very kind and wonderful author I met on Twitter (@CrystalMarcos). She recently published a fantastic tale about one of my favorite subjects… candy and indulgence! BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is well written and full of exciting word visuals that your children will enjoy. I purchased the book recently through Amazon and have had a great time reading it to my little ones. The book is full of great adventures with a wonderful lesson about forgiveness in the end.
  • Find Crystal on Twitter and Purchase her book today!

    ♥ Crystal Marcos

    Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. Being the oldest of five children, she had a lot of entertaining to do. She is a member of SCBWI. Crystal lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and their daughter, Kaylee. BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is her first book.

    Twitter: @CrystalMarcos

    A lip-smacking, mouthwatering, absolutely delectable debut, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a literary feast for ages seven and up. In the vein of Roald Dahl’s best-loved adventures, Marcos offers a mystical, character driven escapade that intertwines strands of reality with a larger-than-life fantasy world. When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa’s Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar-dusted tracks will have major consequences. As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of whom have no time for a non-Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgive.

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  • George Pappas: Writer, Author, Poet and friend. George writes with intensity, reaching deep parts of his heart that many of us have trouble digging into. His words stir emotion while placing you in his world with irresistible visuals. George is someone you will want to read over and over again, from his thought provoking poetry to his new book Monogamy Sucks (out on December 1, 2010).  I am blessed to know George with all of his intriguing qualities and breathtaking heart.  He is one of those people you get know, then never want to let go.  Buy his book and read his words today!
  • ♥ George Pappas

    George Pappas is Los Angeles-based novelist, blogger, poet and lyricist. Lazy Day Publishing is releasing his second novel of erotic fiction Monogamy Sucks as an e-book on Dec. 1, 2010. Pappas launched the first six chapters of his novel on his blog in summer 2010 after more than 12 years of writing and researching his work. His novel explores intriguing notions about monogamy, relationships, casual sex and the world of swinging.

    Pappas is a lifelong resident of southern California and has been writing fiction since he was 15. When he’s not writing, Pappas enjoys traveling, music, reading his favorite novelists Henry Miller and Anais Nin, watching films, exploring life’s many adventures and pleasures, and living near the ocean.

    Twitter: @GPWriter
    Blog: Monogamy Sucks
    Poetry Blog: Backyard Poetry
    Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
    Purchase the 1st Book by George Pappas here: Letters From Cyberspace

    Take a walk on the wild side of erotica with Jake where he discovers how the sexually daring lives. What does he find on his provocative journey? Taboo pleasures? Wild fun? Fantasy fulfillment? A new way to love?

    Prepare to be amused, amazed, shocked and intrigued by this engaging peek behind the scenes of a swinger’s life . . .

    Available December 1, 2010

    Lazy Day Publishing

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  • Rebecca Tsaros Dickson: Author, Blogger, and Editor-in-Chief at Indie Ink.  I have a huge admiration for Rebecca because of her enormous writing talents and for her show stopping character.  She has energy for miles and heart that will knock you over, even if she doesn’t want to always show it.  A great person to know, a remarkable person to read.  I am glad to have her in my life.
    • Book hits the world on November 1, 2010.  Buy it Today!

      ♥ Rebecca Tsaros Dickson

      Twitter: @thinking2hard13
      Blog: Thinking Too Hard

      Order Your Copy Today!

      I Could Tell You Stories

      “This is not drama, but blunt force. What Becky does is guide us delicately into the situation and then show us, holding our head to the reality, how far we have evolved, and how sensual, ridiculous and hard life can be.
      This is reality literature. It is storytelling that evokes emotion rather than guiding us from point A to point B. It is an indictment, through one woman’s lens, into confusion, pain, eroticism, lust, and perhaps, most importantly, loss.
      We all should be grateful to have someone taking note of how we act, what we say; someone to guide us along the rocky paths we lead.  Becky Tsaros Dickson is telling us the truth.  It’s about damn time.”

      – Steven M. Pappas, editor-in-chief, The Times Argus

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    18 Responses to Friends & Authors

    1. Alison says:

      Hi Jessica,
      Just wanted to say Hi and I love your blog. My maiden name is Kristie and thought that it was cool that it is your last name. You Rock!! Have a great day.


    2. thinkingtoohard13 says:

      You totally rock. xo

    3. betweenhearts75 says:

      Wonderful!!!! 🙂 Your kind tributes are so wonderful dear! You are very appreciated Jessica! 🙂 And thank you for another writer connection as well on twitter! 🙂 ~~~~ *hugs dear* ~April

    4. jtwhitaker says:

      “She has energy for miles and heart that will knock you over, even if she doesn’t want to always show it. A great person to know, a remarkable person to read. I am glad to have her in my life.”

      took the words right out of my mouth. ordered my book last week!

      🙂 xo

    5. thinkingtoohard13 says:

      Gosh, Jess. I’m totally overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so, sooo much for everything. 🙂

    6. I just read an excerpt from the book over here:
      and all I have to say is, WOW. Speechless. Amazing. I can’t wait to read this.

    7. Dara says:

      Becky’s a fantastic writer and an equally fantastic friend. I am so excited to read all of the raves about her book. Way to go, Becky!

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    10. Thank you so much! I appreciate everything you have done for me. =)

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    13. betweenhearts75 says:

      Jess, I can’t thank you enough for adding me to this incredible list, and an honor to be among them here!!! YOU are such a sweetheart and it is very very appreciated! *hugs to you dear friend! ~April

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