BVC Welcomes Leah Cutter

Leah Cutter - Photo by Luke McGuffPlease join Book View Café in welcoming new member Leah Cutter.

Leah has never known a time when she didn’t want to be a writer. Mind you, she took her time figuring out how to do it, traipsing around the world and working various places first: She was a digger at an archaeological
dig in England, taught English in Hungary and Taiwan, and then bartended in Thailand.

Eventually, she did figure the writing bit and now has half a dozen novels to her name (with more coming soon!) Plus more short stories than she cares to count.

She lives in Seattle with her cat, has a day job (Knowledge Management Specialist for a computer software company), and spends a lot of time swing dancing, drinking excellent coffee, quilting, volunteering, as well as, you know, writing.

Leah debuts at Book View Café with The Shadow Wars series.

The Shadow Wars Series:
Book One: The Raven and the Dancing Tiger
Book Two: The Guardian Hound


BVC Welcomes Mindy Klasky

KlaskyAuthorPhoto133x200Please join BVC in welcoming our newest member, Mindy Klasky.

Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice.

Jane Madison Series, Vol 1-3, by Mindy KlaskyMindy’s travels took her through multiple careers – from litigator to librarian to full-time writer. Mindy’s travels have also taken her through various literary genres for readers of all ages – from traditional fantasy to paranormal chick-lit to category romance, from middle-grade to young adult to adult.

In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her endless to-be-read shelf. Her husband and cats do their best to fill the left-over minutes.

Her Jane Madison Series is now available in the Book View Café Ebookstore.

Book View Cafe Welcomes Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver joins Book View Café

Jeff grew up on the Lake Erie shores of Huron, Ohio, but eventually settled in the Boston area, where he lives with his family. Currently he’s writing a new volume in his popular series The Chaos Chronicles. Another of his favorite places to spin tales is his Star Rigger universe; one story in that world, Eternity’s End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Among his stand-alone works are The Rapture Effect, and Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the SciFi Channel’s miniseries. By many accounts, his work is hard science fiction, but his greatest love remains character, story, and a healthy sense of wonder.

As a teacher, Carver once hosted an educational TV series on the writing of SF and fantasy. A course that grew out of that is online, free to all, at In person, he’s taught at MIT, Odyssey, and the New England Young Writer’s Conference; and he is cofounder of the Ultimate SF Writing Workshop, in the Boston area.

See his BVC ebooks and read his introductory blog post.

Book View Cafe Welcomes Dave Smeds

Dave Smeds and SonPlease join us in welcoming Dave Smeds to Book View Café.

Dave says:

If you’re browsing this particular page, chances are you’ve come here because you want to know if my work is the kind you’d want to read. Fair enough. Let me quickly take care of the obligatory bio and career description, then you can proceed through the paragraphs below that in order to make your judgment.

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