Saguaro Books Authors



Harold T. Bolieu Jr. was born September 7, 1948, in the Lilly/Duke Hospital in Baytown, Texas. Mr. Bolieu, a Vietnam Veteran who now lives with his wife of 24 years, in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he has written the first book of the Fleeting Shadows series titled “Jungle Stalkers”, and is presently at work on the second offering “Battle for Kontum”. With his experience and background, some who have read “Jungle Stalkers”, say he has put together one of the most exciting, action packed books written, entailing the Vietnam Experience. As they read, they were drawn into the story themselves.

Mr. Bolieu views life as a learning experience in progress. From the age of 14, he has worked various jobs from dishwasher, oil and water drilling rigs, work-over rigs, tug boats and road construction.

Although most of his writings, until now, have consisted of short stories of one kind or another, he has published a 120 page religious study titled “Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots”. But as most writers, he is looking for that first big break.

While being interviewed concerning this novel, he claimed it was easy to write because it is written from five true to life events and is 90 percent true. He also says writing the book brought back painful memories. Book II, deals with the battles known to most veterans as “The Tet Offensive” and is nearly half finished.

Vera Bužarovska (b.1931 Bitola – d.2013 Skopje) began her writing career in 1962, publishing more than forty works of prose and poetry for adults and children. Her novels center mainly on the fate of women in a patriarchal society. Of particular note is the novel Akčilnica (1974; The Last Summer in the Old Bazaar), a powerful autobiographical story of the author’s childhood and her hometown, Bitola, in the period before and during the Second World War.

(Paul Filev, Translator)


Tonya Coffey lives in Stearns, Kentucky with her husband and two teen sons. Together, they inspire her to push her boundaries in whatever she faces. If she isn't reading a fantasy novel with lots of action, you will find her sitting in front of a canvas, painting the landscape which is so abundant around her home. Visit her website at

George Giokas.  A graduate of Long Island University and UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television’s professional program, George Giokas has spent many years as a reporter, editor, columnist and entrepreneur. Currently, he is Chairman of the consumer health news service, HealthDay. He resides on Long Island with his wife, Debra, and dog, Bella, and enjoys teaching journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This is his first novel.               



Jennifer Hawes.  I live with my family in the beautiful river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s boyhood home, located along the Mississippi River. You will find both my love for photography and running spread throughout the pages of this novel My years spent as a fifth grade teacher helped develop in me a love for this book’s age group and for world history and geography. The Gulf Coast of Florida was my home for over a decade. This past opportunity has enabled me to write with knowledge about the beautiful ocean and its dangerous qualities. My two teenage sons helped to create in my mind a realistic story of adventure and intrigue that every boy or girl longs to experience within the pages of a book.

Travis Mewhirter is a 24-year-old sportswriter currently living in Navarre, Fla. with his wolfdog, Sam, writing prep and college sports for the Northwest Florida Daily News . A 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he has previously been a PGA Tour columnist for Yahoo! Sports and a sportswriter for The Washington Post. You can contact him through email at or twitter @TravisMWnwfdn


Mary Jo Nickum is a retired librarian and information specialist, who is now an editor and freelance writer. She has published several articles in various science magazines. Mary was diagnosed with MS in 1989. She enjoys reading, knitting, and traveling. Her favorite animals are cats and horses. She lives with her husband in Fountain Hills, AZ. Visit her website at

Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., published author and poet, also edits both poetry and prose. She wrote her first poem at age eight and has written and published academically and professionally since then. This included working as a magazine editor and writer, writing political speeches and material for state government and writing newsletters for various organizations. Her author credits include eleven published books, including middle grade novels, young adult novels, a contemporary adult novel and two adult mysteries, plus a book of poetry, and...there are more books waiting in the wings. Visit Fran’s World at for more information. Her academic credentials are B.A. in Early Childhood Education from CUNY’s Brooklyn College; M.Ed. in Counseling Psych from The College of NJ; and, Ed.D. in Child & Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University.

Lizzie Ross grew up in Tulsa and has lived most of her adult life in Manhattan. She has taught in Gabon (in Africa), London, and New York. Kenning Magic is her first novel, set in a world she invented. When she has no more stories to tell about Mitlery or dragons, she hopes to write books set in each place she’s lived. Visit her on the Web at


C. M. Savage began writing at a young age. She wrote and illustrated her first book when she was in second grade and continued to write off and on through college. After traveling, she enjoyed working with birds of prey, mammals and endangered Hawaiian birds. She is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys crafting and volunteers in the library at her children’s school. She currently lives on Maui with her husband and two daughters on their small organic farm. The Gardenia Curse is her debut novel.