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YBR PUBLISHING'S AUTHORS

Spanning the Literary Spectrum

YBR PUBLISHING is proud to work with some of the most visionary authors, bringing their creative storytelling to life with the help of our dedicated publishing team. Whatever genre you’re into, our wide variety of authors are sure to indulge your mood and preference. Check out the authors we’ve worked with below.

GARRY RICHARDSON

Adventure Romance

Garry Richardson lives in the small town of Ridgeland, South Carolina with his lovely wife, two amazing kids, their dog Millie and cat Nova. When he’s not working, he can be found in his boat throwing a shrimp net, on a baseball field umpiring and occasionally, writing.


Garry is currently working on two novellas and a fantasy mega-novel for release in 2019/2020.

Garry's debut novel EMERALD is available in our Store

RON BAXLEY, JR.

Fantasy

Though a published author for 27 years after the precocious submission of a skit to a glossy magazine and many publications thereafter, Ron Baxley, Jr. does not come across as an elitist. From working service jobs such as frying chicken for K.F.C. at a young age to picking up pecans in his Grandma’s yard for textbook money in university, this Southern small-town author had more of a plastic “spork” than a silver spoon in his mouth. Ron’s Southern back-ground figures in his work as does his love of Oz. He received a lifetime membership from the International L. Frank Baum and All Things Oz Foundation in 2016 for his work as an author related to the Wizard of Oz, work which dates back to 1999 when the First Edition of his book “The Talking City of Oz” was published. Ron has been a special guest, guest, and visiting author at Oz festivals and cons since 2010. Ron also likes most anything related to Disney, fantasy, and science fiction which he has also published. He, in addition, helped his late father with a side satellite dish business when he was a youth and was encouraged by his father, a techie, to get interested in computers; he equates all of this with furthering his interest in science fiction. After being an educator for 15 years in various capacities away from his home-town, Ron returned there in 2015 to become a care-giver and to work as a part-time correspondent for the Orangeburg, S.C. “Times and Democrat”, eventually selling different types of Disney vacations through a travel agency on the side. He considers his Corgi, Ziggy, to be his child and even a fur-angel, and the dog figures largely in a lot of his work. For more information on Ron, see his author page.


Ron's first graphic novel is currently in the pre-formatting stage with a projected summer 2019 release!

Ron's first book with YBR Publishing, O.Z. DIGGS HIMSELF OUT, is available in our store!

HORACE MUNGIN

Poetry

Horace Mungin is 77 years old; he is a writer and poet from the period known as The Black Arts (1965 -1975) Movement. Mungin is founder of Black Forum Magazine, a once-nationally popular literary publication created during The Black Arts Movement which is now featured in a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Mungin is the author of 13 books; his latest entitled Swing, Hard Bop, Bop & Bebop, is a resource book for jazz enthusiast. A musical revue based on the book was produced by the Music Department of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. Mungin’s poetry has appeared in many literary anthologies and poetry publications. His work has appeared in the New York Times and Essence Magazine. He was a columnist for the Coastal Times and the Charleston Chronicle.

Horace' first book with YBR Publishing, SWING, HARD BOP, BOP & BEBOP, is available in our Store!

GIBBES MCDOWELL

Historic Fiction

Robert "Gibbes" McDowell, Jr. is a third-generation native son of Beaufort, South Carolina. His life credits include being a History Major, Retired Financial Planner, Collegiate and Masters Pole Vault Champion, and confirmed river rat-sportsman.

Author of numerous magazine articles published in Professional Bowhunter Society, Bowhunter Magazine, Archery World, and Grey's Sporting Journal, Gibbes was also co-producer of the acclaimed documentary Sea Island Secrets for South Carolina ETV. Three of his stories are included in Janet Garrity's Fish Camps of the Sea Islands.


Quite the athlete, Gibbes was featured on WCSC TV Channel 5 out of Charleston with sports clips of him doing interview and trick shooting. He was pole vault coach for Beaufort High School with five State titles (boys and girls) and has volunteered with Wild Turkey Foundation Women in the Outdoors as archery instructor and trick shooter, as well as Ducks Unlimited's Green Wing Youth Program.


While working on two other novels, in his free time you can find him shooting wild hogs with bow and arrows, tending to his fish camp, researching his story lines, and telling tall tales to anyone who wants to listen.

Gibbes is currently working on his second book, an action/suspense novel for fall 2019 release.


Gibbes' debut novel, DRIFTWOOD UNMASKED, is available in our Store!

JON BEBBINGTON

Period Family Drama

Jon Bebbington was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and two master's degrees from the University of Colorado.  Early in his career he worked for a nonprofit legal organization and later as an engineer. He has traveled the globe pursuing his many interests including sailing, rock climbing, scuba diving and family history in the US and England.
The author lives in South Carolina with his three rescued dogs Andy, Darla, and Emma. He is currently at work on his next novel.

LOREEN RIDGE-HUSUM & EDWARD HUSUM

Historical Coloring Book

Loreen Ridge-Husum of Pelzer, SC, and brother-in-law Edward Husum of Tallahassie, FL, have created a new coloring book showcasing the history of their birth home, The Canal Zone! This coloring book, entitled "...Where in the World Is...The Canal Zone" is tentatively the first in a new series of coloring books for 1st through 3rd graders!