Russell Brooks, Thriller Author has worked with Firebird Media on all four of his books - ebook conversion and print on demand services.
ABOUT RUSSELL BROOKS
Prior to becoming a writer, Russell Brooks considers himself fortunate that he had the opportunity to be an Indiana Hoosier Track Champion and Canadian Track Team member in both the 100 and 200 meters. It was during Brooks' travels across Canada, the United States, and Europe, that he came up with his story ideas and came up with outlines for his future thrillers which he would later write.
His BS in Biology from Indiana University helped him to write his first spy thriller, Pandora's Succession, followed by the short story collection Unsavory Delicacies. The latest addition to the spy series is The Demeter Code. So far, it appears that this series is far from over. The standalone thriller, Chill Run, was released afterwards.
What makes Brooks' spy series unique is rather than focus on plots which strictly revolve around political matters—both domestic and international—Brooks is more creative by combining stories that are literally ripped from the headlines and weaving them with hardcore science and producing the most non-predictable plots imaginable. As a result, Brooks' works have been compared to those of a young Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, and even Dean Koontz.
Although his goal is to keep readers in suspense by writing edge-of-your seat and page-turning thrillers, he may occasionally dash off a short story, entertain viewers with dramatic readings, or play his violin.
Russell Brooks currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Russell's Website is RussellParkway.com
CHILL RUN by Russell Brooks
PANDORA'S SUCCESSION by Russell Brooks
THE DEMETER CODE by Russell Brooks
AJ HARRIS - MURDER MYSTERIES
Firebird Media has worked with AJ Harris for the conversions to ebook of five of his novels.
ABOUT AJ HARRIS
After serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII as a field and hospital medic in the U.S. Army, Alvin J. Harris, M.D.F.A.C.S. graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. There he instructed physicians as well as medical and nursing students in post-graduate courses.
In Los Angeles, California, he served on the staff of the Children’s Hospital, guiding residents in clinical and surgical techniques. While tending to his private practice, he served as chief of the orthopedic section at the Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys and the Holy Cross Hospital.
He practiced for twenty years in Washington State and founded the Sequim Orthopedic Center. As an expert witness, he has testified in cases of vehicular and industrial accidents, as well as physical abuse, and trauma.
When he isn’t writing, Al attends lectures at the university or researches information for his novels. He occasionally squeezes in a game of golf or attends a concert with his wife Yetta.
Firebird Media has had the honor of converting both the English and the Spanish versions of Wholeness in Living to high-image ebooks.
ABOUT MAYTE PICCO-KLINE
Mayte Picco-Kline authored Wholeness in Living: Kindling the Inner Light from her experience of more than 35 years as counselor, teacher and psychologist. She has focused on the international community, facilitating the exploration of inner peace and expansion of inner potential with people of diverse educational backgrounds, religions and cultures. She has a Master's degree with honors and corporate executive experience in Organizational Psychology.
She was born in Mexico City into the warmth of a multi-cultural family with influences from Spain, Lebanon, Mexico and Italy. Mayte holds dual citizenship from México and the United States.
Mayte and her husband, Robert, work as a team to create and distribute electronic publications worldwide: Peaceful Journey Newsletter, Words of Inspiration and Mayte's Musings. She has given public outreach presentations to audiences in Mexico, the United States and Costa Rica, where she also participated in events related with an historic peace initiative known as Costa Rica 2000: A New Millennium of Peace and organized a seminar held at the University for Peace of the United Nations. Her work has attracted interviews by the print and broadcast media, resulting in the production of dozens of radio interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and more than twenty-five television appearances where she has shared her understanding of inner peace.
Mayte is a Friends of Peace Pilgrim board member, translated the book, Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words into Spanish and is responsible for expanding the availability of the Peace Pilgrim book and spiritual classic Steps toward Inner Peace into the native languages of the world.
She participates in the activities of the Sabian Assembly, a cooperative project for expanding human capacities in every practical area of individual and group activity. Her vision of the future includes continuous actions for the creation of a culture of peace and living in wholeness.
"Our flow outward in a sharing with others emphasizes the oneness of all."
TOM HINTON - INSPIRATIONAL
Firebird Media has worked with Tom on the ebook conversion and updates of 10,000 Days - The Rest of your Life... The Best of Your Life
ABOUT TOM HINTON
Since 1989, Tom Hinton has inspired, challenged, encouraged and entertained over 1,000 corporate, association, and government audiences with his dynamic speeches and inter-active workshops on business and personal growth topics including: Work-Life Balance, Creating a Culture of Excellence in the Workplace, and How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life!
Tom has addressed audiences in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, China, Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Scotland.
As the Chairman of The 10,000 Days Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in San Diego, Tom helps individuals find purpose, peace and passion in their lives. He also helps his corporate clients create a culture of excellence in the workplace by developing their leadership, strengthening customer relationships, improving teamwork, and refining their customer-focused strategies.
Tom is the author of four books including The Spirit of Service and Leadership Lessons I Learned on the Links: 72 Ways to Par the Course of Business and Life. He is the co-author, along with Wini Schaeffer, of Customer-Focused Quality: What to Do on Monday Morning. His new book, 10,000 Days: The Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life! Was just recognized as the Gold Medal winner of the 2012 eLit Book Awards. 10,000 Days is available at www.amazon.com and all major online retailers.
Tom's client list represents a diverse group including: New Otani Hotels of Japan, Union Bank, Hyatt Hotels, Isuzu North America, North Island Financial Credit Union, General Motors of Canada, Ford Motor Company, Preferred Hotels, General Electric, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCSD Medical Center, the Alliance of American Insurers, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), AIBTM, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Boston Public Schools, the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Wells Fargo Bank, Employers Reinsurance Inc., Banklink, Group 4 Software, Sysco, Blue Shield of California, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Parks, INC. Magazine, Giant Food Stores, Chesapeake Urology Associates and Bank of America.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Maryland and completed the Fundraising Management graduate program at the University of San Diego. To book Tom Hinton for your next conference, please email: email@example.com
DAVE R. HILL - TECHNICAL
Firebird assisted Dave in getting his technical books converted to ebooks including diagrams and images.
ABOUT DAVE R. HILL
Dave Hill is a speaker, author, coach and award-winning storyteller with an Irish wit and a passion for helping people improve their speaking and presentation skills so they can “get noticed” and “get promoted.”
An engineer, he struggled to overcome a speaking anxiety that was tripping him up at work. He wholeheartedly threw himself into learning how to speak effectively and find ways to build success through outstanding presentations. Today, he helps all kinds of people — particularly employees who deal with technical material — communicate better and reap the rewards. He wants to share what he’s learned with you.
Dave was born and raised in Ireland. He became Chief Engineer Officer on worldwide cargo ships, and his travels took him to 75 countries. By age 30, Dave had been around the world seven times. He has worked as a Loss Prevention Specialist in the property insurance industry and as a Principal Risk Engineer for a chemical corporation.
Dave is also President of his own public speaking and coaching business and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He was a finalist in the 2004 World Championship of Public Speaking and is the recipient of many other public speaking awards.
Dave, his wife Christine (a Canadian whom he met in Australia) and their two children live in Texas.
Set in the early 1940s and 50s, SAVING MYSELF: A LOS ANGELES CHILDHOOD evokes the wonder and terror of the Simonoffs, the only Jewish family in a small section of Los Angeles. it is told from the viewpoint of a young girl trying to understand the early loss of her mother as well as abandonment by her friends because she is Jewish. The memoir comes full circle in a journey toward spiritual wholeness, expressing the universal wish for a sense of belonging.