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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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ANNELL ST. CHARLES

 

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.

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GARRY RICHARDSON

GENRE: 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.

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RON BAXLEY, JR.

GENRE: 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 book with YBR, "O.Z. DIGGS HIMSELF OUT", received a 4-star review from Reader' Favorite LLC. His second book, the graphic novel "ZIGGY ZIG-ZAGS THE LIGHT AND DARK FANTASTIC, VOL. 1", received not only a 5-star award but an international book finalist award from Readers' Favorite.  His first children's book, "GOLDEY GOOSEY OF OZ", is due to go on sale February 23. The sequel novel "O.Z. DOESN'T DIGGS G.C.C. AT EMERALD CITY",  plus volumes 2 & 3 of "ZIGGY" were just received at YBR. The DIGGS sequel is scheduled for spring 2021, ZIGGY 2 summer 2022, and ZIGGY 3 for summer 2023.

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HORACE MUNGIN

GENRE: Poetry

The late Horace Mungin (August 5, 1941 ~ September 25, 2021) was a writer and poet from the period known as The Black Arts (1965 -1975) Movement.

 

Mungin was the 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 many books; his latest entitled "Swing, Hard Bop, Bop & Bebop" is a resource book for jazz enthusiasts. 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

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GIBBES MCDOWELL

GENRE: 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 interviews and trick-shooting. He was a 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.

His second book with YBR, "DRAGON'S LAIR", is a five-star award winner from Readers' Favorite LLC and was published October 2021. Gibbes' third book will be a sequel to "DRAGON'S LAIR".

LOREEN RIDGE-HUSUM & EDWARD HUSUM

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GENRE: 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! Loreen also illustrated the 5-star award-winning children's book "THE ADVENTURES OF HARRIET THE SAUSAGE DOG" and the cover art for "O.Z. DOESN'T DIGGS G.C.C. AT EMERALD CITY", both published by YBR.

ANNELL ST. CHARLES

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GENRE: Adventure, Romance, Local Fiction

Following a long career in the medical profession, Annell St. Charles turned her attention to writing fiction and producing photography. Her first two novels, “The Things Left Unsaid” and “The Choices We Make”, were published in 2016. Both are being republished by YBR along with the new "The Chances We Take" as the "Georgia Ayres Series". She also has two books of photography, “Sunrise On Hilton Head Island: Coligny Beach” and “Island Life”, and a book of poetry, “The Clam Shell”, also published in 2016.  She has been a member of the self-proclaimed “Greater Nashville Book and Wine Club” for around 20 years, (who she describes as her toughest critics and greatest friends), and holds a certificate in digital photography from the Shaw Institute. She is an avid walker and can usually be found roaming the streets and beaches around her homes in Nashville, Tennessee, and Hilton Head Island with her camera slung over one shoulder while she ponders her next work of fiction. She is married to Constantine Tsinakis, and borrows her friends “Ebie-like” cats every chance she gets. Her fourth Georgia Ayres novel, "THE HEARTS WE TRUST", was published in 2021 and completed the series as her fourth novel with YBR to receive a 5-star award from Readers Favorite LLC. Her next project will be a book of photography featuring the nature of Hilton Head Island, SC, currently projected for 2023 from YBR.

LIZ RAGOUT

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GENRE: Poetry

Liz Ragout was referred to us by Wildfire Publications LLC to bring her final book of poetry, "Labour of Love", to print. She is now retired after a long career in the caring sector. Irish by birth, Liz emigrated to London, England early in life and has established a home and family in the suburbs of that great city. She is a lifetime lover of literature; however, Liz is a late-comer to writing. Due to childhood meningitis she has always been hard of hearing. She credits this hidden disability to her having developed a deep sense of observation because of her need to be aware of people when in conversation. This talent has served her well with her writings.

DONNA & MICHAEL CHAPMAN

GENRE: Children's Story

Michael and Donna Chapman are a husband and wife writing team from coastal S.C. Michael is a retired first responder. Donna is a retired preschool teacher. Michael and Donna love children, furry friends and taking long walks. 

SUSAN STONE

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GENRE: Science Fiction

El Dorado, Arkansas native Susan Stone is the owner of ZenDen, a healing arts and metaphysical store in Port Royal, SC. She has an Associates Degree in Commercial Art, is an ordained minister, initiated Shaman, Reiki Master/Sensei, a Reconnection Practitioner Level 3, and Certified Crystal Healer, a lighting strike survivor in 2010 (which opened all her senses and channels)...and now she adds Author to her incredible list of accomplishments. At ZenDen she serves the greater community as a Shaman/Minister and sees clients individually for healing and cousel.

MIMI PANTELIDES

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GENRE: Poetry

Mimi is a recent resident of Music Row in Nashville, TN. She is a grandmother of three, mother of two, and wife of one. From 1994 until 2014, she lived and taught Centered Riding at their horse farm in Franklin.
 

20 years earlier, Mimi and her family lived in New York just outside of Manhattan. At that time, she danced in a company named Potpourri and taught dance, frequently wrote poems and stories, and enjoyed family life with her husband Sokrates and their two girls, Kate and Natasha. 20 years before that, Mimi and Sok married, then graduated from the University of Illinois, and moved to California. Life around San Francisco was a wonderful place for the newlyweds to live. 
 

Before college and marriage, Mimi lived in rural Illinois. She grew up in a family where classical music played on the radio all day. Her mother was a concert pianist and all ’round artist; her father amused himself after work with rare plantings and architectural drawing. Their home was in horse country.  Her life is a continuing spiral of learning to see beauty, and share it. 

Mimi's first book with YBR publishing will be unique: a QR code will be included with each poem, which will link to a file on the YBR Publishing YouTube page so that the reader can listen to Mimi read the poem while the reader follows along in the book!

Mimi is working on another book of poetry for YBR to publish.

JERRY BRIDGES

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GENRE: Sci-Fi Fantasy

Jerry is a proud graduate of LSU School of Horticulture and has been a practicing horticulturist for most of forty years. He began his practice in Baton Rouge, but when that city experienced 48 percent under and un-employment, he moved back to his ancestral home of Columbia, SC. After many years there, he followed work to Beaufort, SC.

An avid gamer, his writing is based around the magic system found in one of his favorite Role-Playing Games. Jerry reads constantly, accompanied by his dog beside him and his cat on his lap. He is a proud husband to Vickie for 37 years and father of four incredible children. A committed Christian, he is an active member of his church choir.

SHANNON M. EVANS

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GENRE: Children's Story

Shannon Melissa Evans was born in Baldwin Park California on June 15, 1973, and was raised in a small town in the Mojave desert called Twenty Nine Palms.  Her artistic talent emerged when she was 7 when she won her first art contest at the Alamo Market. By the age of 12, she began writing. Fearing that her grammar skills were lacking, she felt the best way to express herself artistically was through sketching and making pottery. By 15, the High Desert Nature Museum had her drawings and pottery on display, and she began teaching art classes in the community. In May of 2014, Shannon moved to West Memphis, Arkansas where she has established herself as a local artist and avid gardener. She has shared many mediums through the design of pottery, recycled and repurposed jewelry, photography, driftwood sculptures, and even wind chimes. She enjoys painting with acrylics, oils, and watercolors as well as natural products. Currently, her works are on display at Canvas Art Bar in Memphis, Tennessee and Christine's Emporium in West Memphis, Arkansas. She has participated as an artist in the Delta Arts event," Art on the Levee" at the Waverly Plantation in Proctor, Arkansas and was the Coordinator for "Art and the Park," an event held in West Memphis and sponsored by Christine's Emporium.

 
Shannon keeps herself busy teaching art classes, taking guitar lessons, writing songs, and finishing her degree in Theology. However, her greatest love is helping others find happiness within themselves. She believes that children are the future and keeps autism as a cause close to her heart. Her dream is to enjoy life's dance by creating lines without limitations while using colors and music to speak to one's inner child. 

Shannon is also the writer of the song “I Do”, which was recorded and performed by singer Shara Layne Matlock.

 

She recently moved to Puryear, Tennessee. She loves her new communities in nearby Paris, Tennessee and Murray, Kentucky!

JOHN T. WAYNE

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GENRE: Autobiography

Former Marine John T. Wayne, the American Civil War and Historical Western author, is the grandson of John Wayne (the actor)...He attended schools all over the state of Missouri, where he learned the true history of the US Civil War. John is a chip off the old block, believing in God, individual responsibility and the idea of a free America, in a true Reagan mold, John began writing his stories in 1985 while attending the University of Oregon. It was there he lost his daughter Kimberly to cancer. He soon left Oregon and returned home to Missouri where he met his wife Donna.

John came to YBR this year to publish the story of his path to discovering his true lineage as The Duke's grandson in "An American Heritage", scheduled to debut in late 2022. This hardbound edition will contain photos and documents to compliment the text of his life's true history...it will be a book not to be missed!

Visit John's website by clicking HERE.