Carrick Publishing presents EFD1: Starship Goodwords, the first in our series of cross-genre anthologies featuring a diverse selection of stories and poems. Edited by Donna and Alex Carrick, this collection includes: Mystery, Crime, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Literary, Pararmal, Science Fiction and Humor. There's something for every reader in this exceptional sampling of today's authors. Contributors by Genre: Foreword, Donna Carrick Crime Fiction, Catherine Astolfo, Family Recipe Crime Fiction, Donna Carrick, Corner Store Crime Fiction, Alexander Galant, Remember Me Crime Fiction, Joan, O'Callaghan, Stooping to Conquer Flash Fiction/Crime, M.H. Callway, Incompetence Kills Flash Fiction/Crime, Sylvia Maultash Warsh, Family Values Flash Fiction/Literary, Kathleen Bjoran, Giving Thanks Flash Fiction/Literary/Humor, Melodie Campbell, The Battle of Beavercoat Poetry, A.C. Cargill, Treasures in the Attic Poetry, Rosalind Croucher, Dance Poetry, Sheila Jeffries, Finding Calm Poetry, Michael C. Slater, Murmur Persuasive Article, Paulissa Kipp, Fostering Humanity Manifesto Literary Fiction, Melanie Robertson-King, Cole's Notes Literary Fiction, Tracy L. Ward, Running Parallel Pararmal/Fantasy, Susan M. Botich, The Minstrel's Spell Pararmal/Horror, Dayna Leigh Cheser, The Legend of Corkscrew Swamp Pararmal/Horror, Troy Lambert, The Mighty Pen Pararmal/Science Fiction/Humour, Ira Nayman, The Predator's Prerogative Humor/Fiction, Alex Carrick, My Wife and I Argue over our Travel Plans (Hey, I'm t Cheap but...) Humor/Anecdote, John Thompson, Oh, Okay, and the Good Soldier Schweik
An Air Force Brat, Donna Carrick grew up in locations all over Canada. Her primary influences came from small town Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, the mining towns of Cape Breton, Northern Quebec and her birth province of New Brunswick. An executive member of Crime Writers Of Canada, Donna volunteers her time as a mentor to aspiring CWC authors. She remains active in the Canadian writing scene, supporting Sisters in Crime, Word on the Street, Bloody Words and a variety of other venues for the literary arts. Donna is the author of three mystery novels: The First Excellence Fa-ling's Map, Gold And Fishes and The Noon God. All titles are available in paperback as well as Kindle and e-reader versions. Her third full-length crime novel, The First Excellence, won the 2011 Indie Book Event Award for excellence in fiction. In addition, her Toboggan Mystery Series, which includes Sept-Iles and other places and Knowing Penelope, offers short-story lovers a broad collection of her work for Kindle. Donna's interest in creative writing was established early and developed into a passion for fiction that continues to this day. She studied both Literature and Psychology at the University of Toronto and currently writes novels, short stories and poetry. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the independent and self-publishing industry. Contact Carrick Publishing to arrange a workshop or group engagement. An office manager, wife and mother of three, Donna divides her time between the hectic pace of Toronto and the relative peace of Ontario's spectacular Georgian Bay. Life is never dull with husband/author Alex Carrick, their children, their beloved golden retriever Daisy and Dora The Cat.