SpearPoint Publications


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Contact Mizeta at mizetasworld@live.com, or Howard at fhschneider@comcast.net

SpearPoint Publications was incorporated in Oregon in 2015 by Howard Schneider and Redwood La Chapel (writing under the pen name of Mizeta Moon) to provide another option for individuals to publish their creative writing.

Although the company welcomes submissions from anyone, there is a strong focus on writers who participate in Senior Center writing groups. We believe there is a wealth of writing talent within this nation-wide community, with numerous untold stories worthy of distribution.

SpearPoint also offers editing services and a route to self-publication for writers interested in pursuing this path to marketing their work.

The Company’s first project was the 2015 publication of Snapshots: Flash Stories From Random Lives, by Howard Schneider and Mizeta Moon, and is available for all e-readers at multiple book sellers.

Early projects were publication of Mizeta's collection of three novellas, titled Aliens, Fish Tales & Flying Hooves, and Monkey Casserole: 33  Selected Short Stories, by Howard Schneider, Mizeta Moon & Linda Burk, both of which are now available for e-book readers. Mizeta's novel, Embracing Evil is available for purchase from Amazon. Click on the following link:  Amazon

Recent projects include e-book and print versions of Word Storms and Survival, both of which include feature stories and our usual mix of flash-writing.

This website will be the company’s primary mode of communication, and will list and describe current and past publications, as well as announcing upcoming readings and new issues. Check out the Calendar for new events.

But! It offers much more!

Mizeta, who is a full-time cross dresser, posts her popular blog “Shaved Legs and All” on a once-per-month basis where she generously offers wise advice about life as a transvestite.

Howard's blog, also on a monthly schedule, features an old-time radio serial-style adventure, “Against All Evil”, in which Max Manus, a brilliant retired scientist, and Lena, his CIA-trained ex-assassin wife, battle an unending parade of the world's most despicable villains.

Sliver"s BlogSilver Gladstar, a member of the Gresham (Oregon) Senior Writers group who writes in the fantasy genre, and who has contributed stories to SpearPoint's Guest Blog in the past, will now post short stories on her own blog. 

Brian's Blog. Brian, a native of Washington State, is a prolific writer of short fiction. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1969 and served on merchant ships as a licensed deck officer for many years. Along the way, he acquired a law degree and was a member of the California Bar. During the last phase of his working life he was in the financial departments of a variety of Napa Valley wineries. He and his wife Martha have lived in Napa, California since 1978.

Stephen's Blog. Stephen Rose is the actual and pen name of the author of numerous short stories and is also working on a novel. He is a US Navy Veteran having served for six years right out of High School. After military service, he worked in the Insurance and banking industries before settling in as a real estate and construction executive for a Fortune Five Hundred company. He gets most of his writing ideas from childhood experiences growing up in Los Angeles with full access to the Disney and Universal Studios back lots. Imagine, as a young child playing tag with your older brother only to run into Fred Gwynne in full “Fred Munster” makeup; or Telly Savalas of Kojak giving you a lollipop. He was in two episodes of “Adam-12” and two of “Emergency” as an extra, and played a paratrooper in a local film titled “Take No Prisoners.” Stephen is a recent widower of the love of his life, Dianne, and has six children, four granddaughters, and one great grandson.  

SpearPoint also hosts a Guest Blog featuring stories, poetry and essays by other writers, and we welcome submissions for the monthly new postings.

Seeds of Change

A  new book was added to Spearpoimnt’s catalog with the publication of Seeds of Change, a mystery/thriller novel by Patricia Morgan.

Pat has lived and worked in Turkey, Italy, and South Korea, and now resides in Iowa, where she shares a house with an assortment of adults, cats, and the occasional eight-year-old. She is currently finishing a series of short stories based on her Peace Corps experiences as a teacher in Turkey.

Seeds of Change, is set in February. 1994, in El Salvador, which is still reeling from ten years of civil war. With six weeks to go before the first free national election, the country is rife with conspiracies and assassinations. Sent to El Salvador on a banking mission, Ray Irving is thrust into the turmoil. Will he survive? Visualizing death at the hands of a firing squad, a mob of armed banditos, or even a throng of irate bank customers, Ray is certain he won’t. During his two-week stay, he is kidnapped twice, clashes with a cynical professor from Iowa State University, meets a young  Salvadoran woman looking for her colleague’s murderer, a ten-year-old orphan, and a killer bent on revenge. Ray learns that an over-active imagination is no substitute for real life, that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, and that love is possible even for a mouse of a man who tiptoes around the edges of life.

Join the Fun

Join us for a sample of the diversity that reflects Portland, Oregon, as well as other regions of the Northwest.  Share in the fun with us. Hopefully, we’ll all have a good time doing our part to keep this part of the world , vibrant. . . interesting. . . and a little bit weird.

In view of the support the Hollywood Senior Center (Portland, Oregon) has provided to SpearPoint (and to acknowledge its Writers Unite writing group, where the two SpearPoint Publications' founders met), ten percent of SpearPoint Publications’ annual revenues will be donated to the center.

Click here to see a story about SpearPoint in the Hollywood Star News

Click the link below to see a ultra-short video interview with Howard by two Grant High School (Portland, OR) students, Lane Tobey and Ollie Sims.