In this section you meet the authors of Third Millennium
Publishing. These are the farseeing individuals who have decided to try a
new approach to publishing. Once you have read their biographies, why not
check out their individual sections of the Third Millennium Publishing
website? We think you will be impressed with what you will find.
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Born in Philadelphia and raised in
Montreal, Toronto, and Indianapolis, Scott Langley currently lives in
Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
Scott has written several science
fiction short stories and a novel, Hannibal’s Dwarf.
The River Wolf is his first historical fiction novel.
Inspired by C.S. Forester, Bernard Cornwell, Richard Woodman, and
many others, Scott wanted to write a Napoleonic adventure, but felt the
genre to be crowded and overdone. It
was in reading a biography of Lord Thomas Cochrane and his exploits in
South America that gave Scott the idea for a continuation of the
Napoleonic Wars set in the New World.
Scott has always had an
interest in history and science. From
a literary standpoint, both science and historical fiction have a set of
facts and figures to use as the overall framework – one is based on
physics, the other dates. Literary
license within the framework is the heart of good genre fiction.
If you have any questions or
comments, Scott can be contacted at SLang1365@aol.com.
Criticism, constructive or otherwise, is appreciated.
Barry Leach is
a strategy consultant living in Munich, Germany, and consults to major
corporations in Europe and the USA. He is the author of numerous short stories,
articles and poems as well as a how-to business book. The Assembly is the
first in a series of full-length novels.
educated in England, the USA, and Germany and speaks three languages fluently.
He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy and a PhD in Management Studies and has
worked extensively in the USA, in East and Western Europe.
The daughter of a publisher,
Joanabell Lewis was born at home (still the only way to be born
inside the city limits) in Beverly Hills, California. She grew up on North
Rexford Drive, an upscale location, with such notable neighbors as Boris
Karloff, Betty Grable, Harry James, Hedy Lamarr and Norma Shearer. While
attending Beverly Hills High School, her flair for writing surfaced, when
she became a reporter for the school newspaper. After attending the
University of Southern California, her writing lapsed, when she married and
became the mother of four children. However, her penchant for writing
poetry, and inherent creative skills were ultimately manifested, as she has
authored several books, both in prose and rhyme, inspired by the bedtime
stories she told her children and grandchildren. Currently, she lives in
South Orange County, California, and is putting together her second book,
which is all about growing up in Beverly Hills, in the 1930s and 1940s. As
for this book, it all came about because of a collection of recipes
published by the Beverly Hills Womens Club in 1929, and left to her by her
mother, who was a member.
Michael J. Livolsi was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. He spent his
early years in San Diego, California, and moonlighted for several years as a
singer in nightclubs. For the last thirty-two years, he has lived in Arizona
and earned certifications in Human Resource Management and Business
Management at Arizona State College of Business. He retired from Honeywell
Aerospace after thirty years holding various positions, including eighteen
years in Human Resource Management and ten years in Sales, during which
time he traveled to several countries around the globe. Married for
forty-one years and a proud grandfather, his interests include writing
music, golf and enjoying quality time with family.
Joseph Lyles was born and raised in a small, historic town in South
Carolina. However, he began traveling as a teen and has crisscrossed North
America many times and via many forms of transport, including bicycle and
Joseph began his college education at Furman University and
concluded it at Huxley College of Environmental Studies at Western
Washington University, where he graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of
Science in Human Ecology. He continued his education by obtaining a Juris
Doctorate degree from the Law School of the University of South Carolina.
Joseph traces his interest in science fiction to reading Dune and
watching Star Trek. Always an avid reader, Joseph first wrote professionally
in his law practice. He has also written a legal guide for non-lawyers
entitled, Avoiding Legal Landmines, which is available from the author or
Joseph lives with his family in Greenville, South Carolina, where he
writes, practices law, and does public speaking. His hobbies and interests
include active outdoor sports, environmental organizations, and projects on
William Lyons is descended from the original American
colonists of Massachusetts and New Amsterdam. As such, his family has a rich
tradition of storytelling. William fondly recalls sitting at his grandmother’s
feet listening to Bible stories about people like Joseph, Daniel, Jacob, and
Moses. During the late 60's he joined the United States Navy; from which, he
retired in 1985. Here too, he was immersed in a rich storytelling tradition –
“sea stories.” He says, “I never tired of listening to the ‘old salts’ and their
Having retired from the Navy, William became employed in the
public sector and raising his family with his beautiful wife. He also began
teaching Sunday School children at his local church. It was here that William
discovered his own storytelling skills. Of this experience he says, “I would
tell the stories of the Scriptures, and it was wonderful to see the faces of the
children as they listened with rapt attention.”
After some time, William’s family began encouraging him to
write out his stories. He began with several short stories; which he shared with
family and friends. These were very well received. It wasn’t long until
William’s daughter and his brother urged him to write a book. Then, as William
puts it, “The rest is history.”
Ella Mack graduated from
college with a degree in chemistry and physics. She went on to pursue a
profession in the health industry. As an escape from the very real
ailments of modern society, she began writing science fiction novels as a
hobby. The novels thus far produced chronicle travels to distant parts of the
galaxy to explore the triumphs and tribulations of future societies.
L. Manly was raised in the American Midwest in the tradition of Tom
Sawyer. He graduated from Syracuse University in Physics and served in the
United States Air Force as a research officer, followed by tours with NASA
and various aerospace contractors. He puts bread (and peanut butter) on
the table by writing nonfiction about astronomy, computers and aviation.
See the books Unusual Telescopes (ISBN 0 521 38200
9) and The 20-Cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (ISBN 0 521 43360 6)
published by Cambridge University Press. He also crafts woking replicas of
historical science and engineering instruments such as Galileo's original
During the day he finds interesting airplanes to fly
in the clear skies of the Southwest. At night he can be found at the
telescope (and most nights in Arizona are clear). He also generates hard
core science fiction and a bit of fantasy. He is associated with seven
computers and a thirty-year-old VW Microbus. On weekends he restores
antique airplanes and bores great, smoking, vibrating holes in the sky
with WW II fighters. He has flown over 140 different types of aircraft
from ultralights to jumbo jets including supersonic types and has a
"9 G" pin in the F-16D Falcon. Manly enjoys feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find links to all of his books, a complete publishing history
and bibliography and links to all of his recreational activities at http://www.users.uswest.net/~petemanly/.
Photo courtesy of United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Flight Demonstration Squadron.
Manning is a freelance writer who lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
He has studied psychology and creative writing and has worked at a number
of jobs while pursuing his writing career.
Since the early 1970’s, Mr.
Manning has had an avid interest in spiritual matters. He has read
extensively and attended numerous seminars and workshops on spiritual
topics, sometimes as a featured speaker.
Mr. Manning has authored three film scripts, a documentary video and
dozens of articles, stories, poems, and songs.
Chris Mapham spent 5 years as a police officer after a career as a
commissioned officer in the United States Army's Air Defense Artillery.
Interests include raising and training Oldenburg horses and Belgian
Marshall enjoys photography, motorcycles, playing guitar, nature, writing,
and annoying his grand children.
He was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1947. He
still lives within twenty miles of Alexandria with his wife and high
school sweetheart, Cora. They have two grown children, and six
Graduating from Thomas A. Edison High School in
Fairfax County Virginia in 1967, he was on the Dean's List for two years,
and the Principle's "I'm Watching You," list for four years.
Rusty has had many careers, including draftsman, fire
fighter, cross-country trucker, carpenter, bartender, photographer,
musician, and author. He started writing at the age of thirteen and
has made a serious pursuit of writing within only the last two years.
He will be retiring to a life long dream of full time writing at the end
of this year. He has had his literary efforts published in several
International magazines, including the November issue of "Biker"
magazine, and "Motorcycle Tour And Cruiser" magazine. He
writes motorcycle articles, Sci-Fi, poetry, short stories, romance novels,
and children's novels. He is currently working on a series of
children's mystical adventures entitled "The Adventures of the
Rusty Marshall's online presence is www.rustymarshall.com
and he enjoys hearing from his readers.
H.G. Martin was born in 1960 in Sacramento, California.
He’s a life-long lover of fantastic fiction. His influences are varied and
include George MacDonald Fraser and Roger Zelazny.
In addition to being a published freelance writer,
Martin has held a day job as a software test engineer for the past eighteen
years. In that time he’s worked on satellite control systems, Tomahawk
cruise missile systems, wireless communication systems, and Iridium.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son,
daughter, and two old dogs.
Martindale, a marketing specialist and Beowulf scholar, was born in Tucson
in 1957. He’s
been a published writer since 1989, with works appearing in such
publications as Writers of the
Future Vol. V, Aboriginals, and ConNotations. This is his
first published novel.
Science Fiction / Writing / Science
McCollum was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1946, and is a graduate of
Arizona State University, where he majored in aerospace propulsion and
minored in nuclear engineering. He is currently employed at Honeywell,
International, Tempe, Arizona, where he is a Chief Engineer in the
Pneumatic Controls Product Line. In his career, Mr. McCollum has worked on
the precursor to the Space Shuttle Main Engine, a nuclear valve to replace
the one that failed at Three Mile Island, several guided missiles, Space
Station Freedom, and virtually every aircraft in production today. He is
currently involved in an effort to create a joint venture company with a
major Russian aerospace engine manufacturer and has travelled extensively
to Russia in the last several years.
In addition to his engineering, Mr. McCollum is a
successful professional writer in the field of science fiction. He is the
author of a dozen pieces of short fiction and has appeared in magazines
such as Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, Amazing, and Isaac Asimov's
Science Fiction Magazine. His novels (all published by Ballantine, Del
Rey) include A Greater Infinity, Life
Probe, Procyon's Promise, Antares
Dawn, and Antares Passage. His
novel, Thunderstrike!, was optioned by
a Hollywood production company for a possible movie. His other books
include The Clouds of Saturn and The
Sails of Tau Ceti. His latest book, Gibraltar
Earth, was published for the first time anywhere at Sci Fi - Arizona,
Third Millennium Publishing's sister website. He is currently
working on Antares Victory, the book that will conclude the Antares
Trilogy. Several of these books have subsequently been translated
into Japanese and German.
Mr. McCollum is the CEO of Sci Fi - Arizona, Inc., one
of the first author-owned-and-operated virtual bookstores on the Internet
and is the founder of Third Millennium Publishing.
Andrea Merriweather has had many jobs in her life, but she enjoys
writing best. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Public Speaking/Short Stories
Cecil L. Milliner was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a somewhat
sophisticated city of thirty thousand. He came into the world
on a hot and humid summer night on August 26, 1917, kicking and screaming,
letting everyone know he had arrived. The first few years were spent in
public and private schools learning the ABCs
and how to do his sums. Finally he graduated from the University of Southern
California in Los Angeles with bachelor degrees in history and biology.
Cecil’s military service began December 31,
1941, at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas. Basic training was at
Fort Frances E. Warren, Wyoming, followed by a number of other training sites
before he was transferred to the reserves to work in the mines in the Idaho
Coeur D’Alene mining district. He eventually went overseas with the United
States Seventh Army in Southern France and Germany, where he took part in the
search for Germany’s nuclear bomb research centers.
He has traveled widely in the United States by various means;
Hitch-hiking, bus, Pullman as well as freight cars, plane and driving. Cecil worked for the California Department of
Agriculture for twenty two years including two years with the EPA. He is now
retired and spends most of his time with his hobbies of Amateur Radio,
Computers, writing, speaking and with his church.
Rob Minteer was born in Sewickley, PA in 1957, and moved with his family to
Catonsville, MD in 1967. Freedom beckoned in Daytona Beach, FL in 1973, and he
was on his own for a summer. In the meantime his family had moved to Whitehall,
MT, where he joined them at the end of the summer. Thus a pattern began that was
to continue for the next fifteen years: Wanderlust. He married the first time at
age nineteen and tried to settle down, but it just wasn't in him. He has three
children from that marriage, of whom he is very proud.
Jobs in a variety of trades and in many parts of the country have brought
the author into contact with hundreds of honest, hardworking people through the
years. Stories heard from many of those coworkers made deep and lasting
impressions, as did stories read about injustices throughout the world at many
different times and places. Recently the idea of the Freedom Bell Curve and the
Pyramid Scheme of Power helped to make sense of much that is going on in the
world. The author welcomes comments from readers, either confirming or denying
the validity of these ideas. Now, through the Internet, the author hopes to meet
even more people than he has met in all his travels, and incorporate many of
their experiences and observations into future books.
In 1984, Vusi Moloi
graduated as a journalist and professional writer. Later that year, he
was recruited to be a Television Journalist for SABC TV News in South
Africa, where he worked with television greats like Zama Masondo.
Relentless apartheid police harassment exiled him to Botswana in 1987.
Prior to exile, he worked with political figures in the women’s
liberation movement like Sheena Duncan of the Black Sash at Khotso
House, Johannesburg. The author credits the intellectual heavyweight and
literary master Dr. S.D. Ngcongwane of the University of Zululand who
greatly inspired the author and shaped his writing skills.
Vusi delivered the last poetry rendition inside South
Africa in August 1987 with the help of the people’s poet Mzwakhe Mbuli at
the Women’s Liberation Conference organized by the Federation of Transvaal
Women (FEDTRAW) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This
historic event was attended by legends like the indefatigable Mrs. Winnie
Mandela, Mrs. Albertina Sisulu, Helen Joseph, Peter Mokaba, Mzwakhe Mbuli
and many others.
In exile, he lived in
the ANC camp in Northern Botswana, where he continued his poetry. Then, in
1989, he immigrated to Canada. He has yet to see the South African
liberation for which he fought so hard. The author has two beautiful
children, Nomfanelo and Dumehlezi.
T. Moriarty has written essays for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Magazine and
short stories for various religious periodicals. He is listed in the
LIterary Art's section of Marquis Millennium Edition of Who's Who in
America and Who's Who in the World.
L. Morton was born in Obion County, Tennessee, but grew up in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although she dropped out of high school in the
50’s, in 1971 she and her first child received their diplomas together
in Carlisle, Pennsylvania – where she went on to Shippensburg State
College. Finally a graduate of Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(now Lesley University). Morton received her BAL degree in writing at
the age of fifty-seven. As a career Army Officer’s wife, she traveled
extensively and lived in both Japan and Thailand. While in Bangkok, she
taught English as a second language to the Thais. Her first major
literary work, A Make-Believe Face, a fictionalized
autobiography, was published in 1992. Love N Stuff, a collection
of short pieces of mixed genre, is Morton’s second literary work. The
mother of four children, the grandmother of six and the
great-grandmother of three, Morton presently lives with her husband of
over fifty-five years in Southern Oregon.
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