The First Chapters Club

It’s not a tale of money, revenge, and it’s not modeled after the story of three women intent on plucking their husbands dry. But the First Chapters Club could lead you to laughter, tears, passion, fear, discovery, love, travel, murder, adventure, ogres, fairies, evil, aliens, evil aliens, zombies, samurais, and much, much more.

Zumaya Publications has assembled a collection of first chapters from its catalogue, in addition to one short story and the full text of my first novel, Metered Space, and offers them for free at Scribd ( You can read them online or download them in .pdf or text format to read on your own computer or reading device.

Scribd’s website states that “Scribd is the place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents. More than 50 million people each month are finding or sharing fun, functional or fantastical writings and documents on and tens of thousands of other websites that have embedded Scribd’s document reader.”

Zumaya Publications ( has chosen this method to get readers to know some of its exciting writers –and entice you to want to read more, of course! What better way to find something new and exciting to read, including Mayra Calvani’s brand new novel, Sunstruck, or Cheryl Swanson’s book about surviving cancer, Busting Loose. Go try it. It’s free.

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