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Mar 2, 2016, 1:41pm Top

I've been thinking that it would be useful to have an index of where other authors are, so that we maybe have a chance of finding authors that are local to us. Not so much for the readers, although they may be interested too, but mostly so that authors can find author friends in their area and maybe arrange to do group promotions/events (which from what I've heard are generally more effective than one author trying to do it alone).

So, if you are an author and are willing to be part of such an index, please post to this thread telling us not exactly where you live, but rather the largest population center(s) you consider to be "local" to you ie, that you can reach to do promotional events and other activities without too much difficulty.

For example, I live in the village (it's not even a town!) of Jamestown, OH. But my entry, (shown below) lists Columbus and Cincinnati (Jamestown is right smack in the middle between them) as my "local" cities.

Also, please include a brief list of what genres you write in, because that could be important information for people trying to find participants in promotional events and etc.

Edited: Mar 31, 2016, 7:35pm Top

LT Authors by Location


anayagarwal/Anay Agarwal (contemporary fiction) - Mumbai


JennieGoutet/Jennie Goutet (memoir and clean romance) - Paris

Tonyh./Tony Henderson (Historical/Contemporary Fiction) - Costa Blanca

A.W.Black/A. W. Black (Child / YA Sci-fi) - South Yorkshire: Doncaster
JohnAPriest/John A. Priest (children's: educational, mystery, science fiction; adult:horror, science fiction, screenplay) - West Midlands: Wolverhampton, Birmingham or London

CathyWalker/Cathy Walker (fantasy and paranormal romance) - Ontario, Toronto (1.5 hrs north of)
Alex1952/Alex Athanassakos - Ontario, Toronto

astrid_writes/Astrid V. Tallaksen (paranormal romance, urban fantasy, general fantasy) - North Alabama

RobLubitz/Rob Lubitz (thrillers -espionage and legal) - Pheonix

Lazywords/Monterey Sirak (memoir, poetry and some short stories) - Little Rock

leighpod/Leigh Podgorski - Greater LA
PatriceWilliamsMarks/Patrice Williams Marks (historical dramas and non-fiction) - LA South Bay
AshleyDioses/Ashley Dioses (horror, dark fantasy, fantasy, and weird; Poetry, fiction, non-fiction) - Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley
Vivian_Lane/Vivian Lane - Orange County
AiyanaSequana/Aiyana Sequana (Children's picture book/Adult fiction - child abuse) - Redding
JonLaPoma/Jonathan LaPoma (literary fiction, screenplays, poetry) - San Diego

nebula61/Beatriz Fitzgerald Fernandez (Poetry) - Miami
Mariel_Grey/Mariel Grey (clearn romance, historical and contemporary) - Orlando

JedPower/Jed Power (Crime, Mystery & P.I) - Boston
ABVR/A. Bowdoin Van Riper (non-fiction about history and popular culture) - Boston

New York
greendragon9 (travel, contemporary romance, historical fiction/fantasy) - Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca and Binghamton

D.ThoursonPalmer/D. Thourson Palmer (Adult/new adult fantasy and scifi) - Columbus
BethHammond/Beth Hammond - Columbus
LShelby/L. Shelby (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Romance?, YA?) - Columbus & Cincinnati

HaroldTitus/Harold Titus (American Historical Fiction) - Eugene

Rhode Island
ABVR/A. Bowdoin Van Riper (non-fiction about history and popular culture) - Providence

James_Litherland/James Litherland (SF adventures) - Jackson
romymaria/ (poetry, fiction and true crime) - Memphis

Vincent282/Vincent Robert Annunziato (Young Adult, Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction) - Stafford


Mar 6, 2016, 2:27pm Top

Do I call you L? Thanks so much for this! Yes, I would LOVE to be part of a writing community! I live in LA, specifically, the Valley, but Greater LA would be just fine. I am a member of GLAWS-- Greater Los Angeles Writers Society -- but it is a paid membership, and what I would like to find is a more like a coffee klatch....where we can sit and talk and pass around our work and support each other. I will post as well to the other threads you mentioned. I am new; I have already reviewed two books for LT and posted them, but would like very much to be more involved.

Mar 6, 2016, 3:04pm Top

Yes, I would love this!

Miami, Florida, USA

Mar 6, 2016, 3:07pm Top

Yes, I'd be interested. I am about 10 miles north of Boston and can travel within reason. I write in the Crime, Mystery & P.I. genres.

Mar 6, 2016, 3:33pm Top

Yes, I'd be interested. Located in Redondo Beach (South Bay) of Los Angeles County. I write historical dramas and non-fiction.

Mar 6, 2016, 4:26pm Top

Sounds good to me. I live in Ontario, Canada, about 1 1/2 hours north/east of Toronto. I write fantasy and paranormal romance.

Mar 6, 2016, 4:55pm Top

Yes I like that. I live in Toronto, Canada

Mar 6, 2016, 8:41pm Top


Thanks for your efforts. I'd love to be included. I live near Orlando, Florida and write romance, historical and contemporary, on the clean side.

Mariel Grey

Edited: Mar 7, 2016, 1:51am Top

I'm near Paris, France and I write memoir and clean romance - gearing up for Regency. ;-)


Mar 7, 2016, 3:14am Top

I'm in Orange County, CA. Southern California.

Edited: Mar 7, 2016, 5:52am Top

I'm based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK. I write mainly Child / YA Sci-fi.

Mar 7, 2016, 7:35am Top

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Adult/new adult fantasy and scifi

Edited: Mar 7, 2016, 8:54am Top

I just moved to Corning, NY (western part of the state). I write travel books, a contemporary romance based on a true story, and historical fiction/fantasy, mostly based in Ireland.

Nearby locations include Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca and Binghamton, NY.

Edited: Mar 7, 2016, 8:54am Top

Nebula61: I grew up in Miami! I went to S. Miami Jr. and Sr. High and FIU.

Mar 7, 2016, 9:28am Top

This sounds great. I'm in Columbus Ohio. Thanks for putting this together:) - Beth

Mar 7, 2016, 12:20pm Top

Sounds good!

Children's picture book/Adult fiction - child abuse
Redding, CA

Mar 7, 2016, 1:46pm Top

Sounds good to me. I'm in North Alabama, USA. I write paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and general fantasy.

Mar 7, 2016, 7:52pm Top


I'm in LA County, more in the Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley, CA.
I write horror, dark fantasy, fantasy, and weird.
Poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

Edited: Mar 8, 2016, 2:31pm Top

Hi there,

I live in the West Midlands, UK. Main cities are Wolverhampton, Birmingham or London. I can reach Birmingham in 40 minutes, London in 2 hours. USA would take a little longer;-)

I write mainly for children - educational, mystery, science fiction, detective whodunits, time travel.
Adult books are horror, science fiction, a Sci-fi thriller screenplay is currently 'out there' awaiting discovery.

Thank you, John


Mar 8, 2016, 4:52pm Top

Nebula61: I went to S. Miami Jr., Sr., and FIU, too!!! Oh, this is strange :)

Edited: Mar 8, 2016, 7:02pm Top

Cool idea!

I'm equidistant from Boston, MA and Providence, RI (about a 70-mile trip, but do-able for promotions, etc).

I write non-fiction about history and popular culture.

Mar 8, 2016, 8:42pm Top

I've got most everyone added but the listings still needs some work. I will clean them up tomorrow -- I seem to have run out of time today! :(

Mar 9, 2016, 11:42am Top

Thank you. I live in the Phoenix Arizona area and write thrillers (mostly espionage and legal).

Mar 9, 2016, 1:06pm Top

This sounds like a great idea. The nearest large area to me is Little Rock Arkansas. I belong to local poetry groups but none that cover other genres. I write memoir, poetry and some short stories.

Mar 9, 2016, 4:34pm Top

Good idea, indeed.

The closest city of considerable size for me is Jackson, Tennessee. And I write SF adventures.

Mar 11, 2016, 2:16am Top

Great idea!!!

My city would be Mumbai, India. I write contemporary fiction.

Mar 16, 2016, 5:03am Top

Hola from Spain

Costa Blanca, Spain

Historical/Contemporary Fiction - a three novel saga so started in 1939 but now up to the 1970's


Mar 18, 2016, 2:59pm Top

I live 60 miles west of Eugene, Oregon. I write and blog about American historical fiction.

Mar 21, 2016, 9:53am Top

I live in the Memphis area in Tennessee.

I write poetry, fiction and true crime.

Mar 27, 2016, 12:06pm Top

Stafford, Virginia. Young Adult, Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction.

Thank you!

Mar 31, 2016, 6:41pm Top

You can add me: Jon LaPoma, San Diego, CA.

Apr 11, 2016, 3:26pm Top

I would love to be added.

Francis Vallejo
Detroit, MI

Apr 12, 2016, 2:23pm Top


Max Rudd
Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

I write mainly fiction: horror/gothic, fantasy, metaphysical, adventure, poetry.
Also screenplays.

Apr 12, 2016, 9:36pm Top

Canada, Toronto, anywhere in Ontario. I write science fiction (mostly).

Apr 13, 2016, 7:51am Top

I was just in Toronto a couple of weeks ago for the first time, David. Lovely city! I could spend days just wandering the St. Lawrence Market :)

Apr 13, 2016, 7:52am Top

Francis: I grew up in Dearborn, just down the road :)

Apr 19, 2016, 3:33pm Top

Hi LShelby,

I live in southeast Kansas (very rural); however, the largest city nearby is Joplin, Missouri.

I write speculative fiction (for the long stuff) and metaphysical short stories.

Thanks for your leadership on this, we all appreciate your hard work and dedication.


May 3, 2016, 2:40pm Top

Hi, I live in Louisiana. Baton Rouge, to be specific. I write under several pen names.
Sophie Fleur for romance, paranormal, m/m
JM Minor for mystery, literary, fantasy, science fiction


May 4, 2016, 5:19pm Top

Jennifer Derrick
Triangle Area of NC

May 11, 2016, 5:51pm Top

Jeffrey L. Kohanek, weaver of epic fantasy tales for teens and adults.
I live in Huntington Beach and consider Orange County, CA to be my location.

May 12, 2016, 3:46am Top

I live in Northeast Alabama and write non-fiction books and fiction (thriller/horror/mystery)

May 14, 2016, 5:22am Top

I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I tend to write fantasy, horror, and mystery.

May 14, 2016, 7:28am Top

The closest metro areas to me are Sioux City, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; and Omaha, NE.
I write contemporary western romance.

May 20, 2016, 6:16pm Top

Hello everyone!

I live in the tiny coastal town of North Bend, Oregon. The closest metro areas to me are Roseburg, Oregon; Medford/Ashland, Oregon; and Eugene, Oregon.

But all of them include a rather long drive! LOL

I write a combination of non-fiction and fiction. I've published a book on local history. I also enjoy writing in a variety of genres including science fiction, general fiction, and romance.

What can I say? I'm a hodgepodge. ;)

Nice to meet everyone!

May 31, 2016, 6:45pm Top

I'm in California, more specifically the San Francisco/Oakland area. I write science fiction and fantasy.

Jun 12, 2016, 4:29am Top

Hi everyone. I live in the East of England in the UK, and I write Young Adult Fantasy novels with dark twists. :) Nice to meet everybody.

Jun 19, 2016, 3:23am Top

hi all

I'm in London, UK. I write bilingual Yoruba English children's books

Jun 20, 2016, 10:19am Top

I'm on the south shore of Long Island, outside of NYC. I write metaphysical sci-fi.

Jun 22, 2016, 9:53pm Top

Karen Bedore (Historical Romance Fiction) - Chicago, IL

Jun 24, 2016, 9:53am Top

Apologies for the delay replying.
I mainly write psychological/philosophical crime-thrillers.
I live in a small hamlet in a rural area of south-west England.
Nearest town: Bude
County: Cornwall
Nearest city is actually Exeter in Devon (in a different country, in fact)

Hope that's useful!

Jun 27, 2016, 9:22am Top

Hi Frank,

I was in Penzance once and one of the locals said that he was Cornish (reminds me of the hen eheheh) and not English. Is that why you think of Devon as a different country?

Jul 7, 2016, 2:29pm Top

Hi everyone.
I live and write on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
The closest community would have to be Port Alberni, but as even that is a 2.5 hour boat ride away, anywhere on Vancouver Island could be considered my 'local'.
Interesting to see authors here from all over the world - and nice to finally have the internet here to connect us!

Jul 7, 2016, 2:30pm Top

#53 - Oh, and I write fiction based loosely on my life experiences.

Jul 14, 2016, 6:19pm Top

Hello friends,
I live in a small town called Villupuram in Tamil Nadu, India. My town is close to Chennai city.

I write Young Adult, scifi, fantasy, adventure, horror and ghost stories.

Jul 16, 2016, 7:03pm Top

I live in the U.S., Washington state, across the Sound from Seattle.
I write young adult, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, romance, paranormal, and combinations thereof.

Aug 5, 2016, 8:29am Top

meiageddes / Meia Geddes (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) - Boston

Aug 8, 2016, 5:30am Top

Hello everybody! I'm from Moscow, Russia. )

Aug 15, 2016, 12:19pm Top

Howdy. I live in Denver, but I'm moving to the UK this winter for a few years. Feel free to add me in either. Thanks!

Aug 16, 2016, 5:29pm Top

Greetings! I live in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Maine. I have a book coming out in September 2016 that spans memoir, food writing, travel writing, and photography.

Aug 30, 2016, 8:15pm Top

I would like to be added. Coastal Oregon USA. Comic fantasy, historical fantasy, fairy tale re-tellings. Thanks!

Aug 31, 2016, 6:56pm Top

Hello everyone!

I am Cindar Harrell and I live in Rocky Face, GA.

I write erotica, fairy tale retellings, fantasy, and dark fantasy mostly.

Sep 2, 2016, 6:34pm Top


My name is Maya Tripathi and I live a little south of the Seattle, WA USA area. I write in the dystopian, action/adventure, romantic-suspense genres.

Edited: Oct 13, 2016, 9:51pm Top

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Sep 19, 2016, 4:14am Top

I'm Cesario, I live in Italy but the world is my home. For 25 years I worked as a crime and judicial reporter, now I devote my time to my thrillers

Edited: Sep 28, 2016, 10:46pm Top

Hi Everyone!
I live near Corvallis, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It's a beautiful, bucolic farming area. We're the grass seed capitol of the world! ;)
E.D. Degenfelder

Edited: Oct 6, 2016, 7:57pm Top

Hi Folks -
I'm Anna James and I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense. I live in CT.

Oct 21, 2016, 4:00am Top

I live in Tokyo, Japan.

Science fiction and personal growth (non-fiction) are two areas I like to both write and read in.

Kind Regards,
Mark McClure

Oct 29, 2016, 2:12am Top

I'm a comedy writer based in Nottingham, UK. Debut novel A Blindefellows Chronicle out this winter published by Unbound. Auriel Roe

Edited: Nov 18, 2016, 9:00am Top


I'm a Romanian from Transylvania, but nowadays I live in Sweden. I write English sci-fi, and I've also written a thriller in Romanian.

Dec 3, 2016, 12:29pm Top

I'm an inspirational/spiritual fiction writer in Ojai, CA, USA.

Zubin Mathai

Dec 6, 2016, 11:21am Top

I live in Norwich in the UK, and I write hard boiled crime thrillers.

Steven Hague

Apr 3, 2017, 10:55pm Top

Northwestern New Mexico, USA

Jul 31, 2017, 7:05pm Top

I live in Orange County, California, and I write Historical Romance and Contemporary Romantic suspense. I belong to RWA, but would love to have something a bit smaller (and free) to join.

Oct 6, 2017, 11:33am Top

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hello everyone, I have just finished my project Beyond Absolute.

It has taken a long time, and I would be very welcome to other authors feedback and idea's and possibly reviews .

If you would like a copy then fee free to get into contact with my at scottgurney95@yahoo.co.uk where I can send over a free pdf copy for you to keep!

Many Thanks!
Scott Robert Gurney.

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