The Pack

The Scribbling Lion Pack is, very simply, Folks Whose Writing and Music Leona Really Likes. Sometimes she sells their work. Other times she’s just pointing out someone fantastic. For an up to date list, please take a look at the sidebar menu to your right.

Noted with each name is work that is or has in the past been sold by The Scribbling Lion, and work that Leona highly recommends but that TSL hasn’t yet stocked. All recommendations were personally read and highly enjoyed by Leona. Some of the folks have Pack Pages; some don’t.

Please visit each person’s web site for a complete portfolio of their work.


scribblinglionessGravatarLeona R Wisoker (owner)

TSL has sold:  Fallen City, A Small Price to Pay, Salt City, Secrets of the Sands, Guardians of the Desert, Bells of the Kingdom, Fires of the Desert, Servants of the Sands, Sha’Daa: Pawns, Cats In Space, Galactic Creatures.

Leona is understandably pleased with her own work and encourages you to check out the many free samples on this site to see if you’d like to buy the full book(s).

AllenWoldCropAllen Wold

TSL has sold: A Closet For A Dragon

Leona edited most of the stories in Closet For A Dragon, and found them absolutely wonderful. Allen also has over a dozen other books out at this point. Take a look at his bibliography and personal notes on several of those books.

Danny BirtDanny Birt (Music, books)

 TSL sells/has sold: Otter-Teas, Od-Ditties, Warped Children’s Songs, Piano Petrissage, Narcoleptic Pianist, Between a Roc and a Hard Place

Danny’s books can be found on Amazon, of course. His music is available for digital download through iTunes.

Leona considers Danny to be one of the funniest filkers she’s ever met. She highly recommends everything he’s ever recorded, including the latest, Songs Of My People: Let Me Sing You Them.

 Gail Z. MartinGail Z. Martin

TSL has sold: Ice Forged, Deadly Curiosities, Iron & Blood

Highly recommended: All Deadly Curiosities stories

Gail is a versatile, highly talented writer who produces good books at an epic pace. If you’re looking for someone who will consistently deliver satisfying reading material multiple times a year, she’s the writer you want to follow.

Tom DoyleTom Doyle

TSL sells/has sold: Wizard of Macatawa, American Craftsmen, The Left-Hand Way

Highly recommended: The Left-Hand Way

Tom Doyle is one of those out-of-nowhere-overnight-success-after-years-of-hard-work stories. He has an absolutely lovely gift for pacing, plot, description, and for balancing action-adventure with history and surrealism. If you like military and magic stories done right, the Craftsmen books are most definitely a series for you.

Cover art for The Lie TreeFrances Hardinge

TSL sells/has sold: The Lie Tree, A Skinful of Shadows, A Face Like Glass

Highly recommended: A Face Like Glass

Frances Hardinge has a gift for musical prose, fast-moving and complex plots, and memorable characters in bizarre and improbable settings. Leona is completely addicted to her books at the moment.

Cover Art for Hammers on Bone

Cassandra Khaw

TSL sells/has sold: Hammers on Bone, A Song for Quiet

Highly recommended: Hammers on Bone, A Song for Quiet

From Khaw’s FB page: “Cassandra Khaw writes speculative fiction about interstitial spaces, uncommon female protagonists, surrealist horror, and finding light in dark places.”

From Leona: OH MY GAWD THIS IS GOOD WRITING. Buyitbuyitbuyitbuyitbuyit!

You can find Cassandra Khaw’s work on Amazon. She is on Facebook and Twitter.

Jonah KnightJonah Knight (Music)

TSL has sold: Exploration of Dangerous Places, Ghosts Don’t Disappear, A Creepy Christmas

Highly recommended: Nobody Gets The Girl

Jonah is a complicated guy. He’s not satisfied with being a fabulous songwriter, singer, and performer. No, he’s also a personal trainer, nutrition teacher, and health coach. Oh–and lately he’s started working as a screenwriter/ producer at Cellar 13 Films in CA. Take a look at his Other Lives page for links.

Devo SpiceDevo Spice (Music)

TSL has sold: I Am The Doctor, Gnome Sane?, Sudden Death: Fatal Error

Highly recommended: Gnome Sane?

Devo Spice is a comedy rapper who specializes in live shows against a backdrop of synchronized videos and animations. His performances are an absolute must see, and his music is like nothing else Leona has ever heard. In fact, Devo, by filking rap songs, actually persuaded Leona to go look up the originals and she now appreciates the genre much more than she’d thought possible. (Devo’s versions are better, though.)

Steven Savage 2014 Steven Savage

TSL has sold: Fan to Pro: Leveling Up Your Career Through Your Hobbies

Highly recommended: Just go visit Steven Savage’s web site. There’s so, so much to point at.

Steven Savage is another one of those insanely prolific folks. He writes, he codes, he teaches, he self-publishes, he games, he … look. Just go visit his site already.

ZachSteeleZachary Steele

TSL has sold: Anointed, Flutter

Highly recommended: Flutter

Zach is a unique character with immense energy. His most recent project is the Broadleaf Writers Association, “an organization dedicated to the craft of writing”. Past projects include The Adventures of Ducky Thomas and a hilarious set of videos about working in a bookstore.

Samantha Bryant

TSL sells/has sold: Going Through The Change, Change Of Life, and Face The Change

Highly recommended: The Menopausal Superhero Series in its entirety.

Photo of Rob BalderRob Balder

TSL sells/has sold: Erfworld (Vol 1), Partially Clips (Vol 1)

Highly recommended: Erfworld.

Photo of Angela P WadeAngela P Wade

TSL sells/has sold: Cloak of Obscurity, Queen Isabeau’s Book, The Mermaid and The Monster

Highly recommended: The Edward Red Mage Series in its entirety.

Teresa Frohock

TSL sells/has sold: Los NefilimWhere Oblivion Lives

Highly recommended: Everything she writes.

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