Our Contributors


Our Contributors




Kathryn J. Bain began writing more than twelve years ago. Her fifth book, Beautiful Imperfection, will be available September 29, 2013. She is the former President of Florida Sisters in Crime and is currently the Public Relations Director for Ancient City Romance Authors. To survive and pay bills, she has been a paralegal for over twenty years and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law. She has two daughters and a dog named Gretchen. Her first grandchild, Hope was born in May, 2013. Kathryn grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 1981, she moved to Boise, but it apparently wasn't far enough south, because two years later she headed to Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in the sunshine ever since.


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Donna Basinow is a native New Englander and has lived there all her life except for a year in northern California (which reminded her of home). She  loves the change of seasons and the beauty each one brings. and says there is no place else that will ever feel like home.

She's been married for 20 years and has one teenage daughter who will be going to college next year. 

An active member in her church, she is a member of the choir (along with her daughter), and she writes not just stories, but her own music as well (that she hopes to get published also).


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Lorraine Beatty is a multi-published, bestselling author born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.She and husband Joe have two grown sons and five grandchildren. Lorraine started writing in Junior High and has written for trade books, newspapers, and company newsletters. She is a member of RWA, ACFW and is a charter member, and past President of Magnolia State Romance Writers. Away from writing she sings in her church choir, loves to garden, spend time with her grandchildren, and travel. I love to hear from my readers. Visit her at lorrainebeatty.com
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Carole Brown’s debut novel is entitled The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, she enjoys  mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?



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Ada Brownell, also writing as A.B. Brownell, has been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a daily newspaper reporter. She has a B.S. degree in Mass Communications and worked most of her career at The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo., where she spent the last seven years as a medical writer. After moving to Springfield, MO in her retirement, she continues to free lance for Christian publications and write non-fiction and fiction books. She is author of Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, released Jan. 15, 2013; Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, released Dec. 6, 2011; and Confessions of a Pentecostal, published by the Assemblies of God’s Gospel Publishing House in 1978, out- of-print but released in 2012 for Kindle.
Twitter: @adellerella
Blog: http://inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com Stick to Your Soul Encouragement
Amazon Ada Brownell author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KJ2C06

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Jim Carey lives with his wife Janet and their two beloved golden retrievers, Nemo and Molly, in Sheboygan,Wisconsin. A social worker, then a chiropractor by training, writing has been a passion for Jim for the past twenty years. Echoes from Home is the author’s first entry into the world of publishing, and perhaps someday more of the many notebooks hidden away in his basement may make their way to the printed word as well. Jim’s next project will be a collection of short stories based on the Civil War.

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While maintaining a multi-decade career in architectural illustration,Ed Crumley began writing, first poetry, then as a movie critic for Movie Morality Ministeries. He also wrote human interest pieces for the Christian Pulse. His novel, The Host—A novel of life and death on the high desert is available from Trafford Publishing plus Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit his website.



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Alice DiNizo was raised in Vermont in those golden years just after World War II ended. She grew up in Arlington, Vermont where Norman Rockwell lived at that time with his family. She swam with her friends in the Battenkill River which flowed under the covered bridge that faced his home. Moving to New Jersey over forty years ago was an interesting experience for Alice, who writes under her cat’s name, J.B. But tough old girl that she is, she’s learned to love her adopted state and enjoys writing stories about it. She also reaches into her memory and writes stories about her family and childhood experiences. She lives at the New Jersey shore with her husband, dog and cats and contributes on a regular basis to GeezerGuysandGals.com.

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Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder and mayhem. She is a multi-published author. Her most recent releases include, The Christmas Stalking, Deception, and Pursued. Her next release, Betrayed, will be released in 2013. She writes the types of books she likes to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance. She lives in a small town in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband, three parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She recently retired from her day job as a speech-language pathologist. 
To learn more about Lillian and her books, you may visit her at www.lillianduncan.net or connect with her on a variety of social media sites. Her blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes can be viewed at www.lillian-duncan.com . She also has a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.

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JoAnn Durgin writes contemporary Christian romances with four full-length novels published to-date in The Lewis Legacy Series: Awakening, Second Time Around, Twin Hearts and Daydreams, as well as a Christmas novella, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe. Catching Serenity, a standalone novel, releases in September 2013. Book #5 in the series, Moonbeams, as well as Starlight, Star Bright, a Christmas novella, will release by the end of 2013. An estate administration paralegal in a Louisville, Kentucky, law firm, JoAnn lives in southern Indiana with her family. She’s a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Louisville Christian Writers. Her books are available from all major online book retailers. Visit her at www.joanndurgin.com or her Author JoAnn Durgin page on Facebook. 

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Edith Edwards lives and writes on the banks of the beautiful Lockwood Folly River in southeastern North Carolina. This scenery can be found in her books and articles. She and her husband Don have two grown daughters and four grandchildren--all great people. Edith has just retired after 29 years as a teacher and speech therapist. She has written two books of fiction and coauthored a book of short stories. She belongs to the Writers Bloc--a dedicated group of writers at Holden Beach. Edith's creative nonfiction book, Call to Truth, will be published in early fall. This book is a collection of spiritual truths based on her life experiences. Please visit her website.



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Marilyn Fowler is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. Her  professional experience includes Team Leader, then Director of Mental Health Services in the Duval County Jail in Jacksonville, Florida; coordinating mental health services in five nursing homes, working on in-patient units, and in private practice for a number of years. She teaches a class at the University of North Florida on The Influence of Childhood Messages on Adult Life, she belongs to the Chat Noir Writers Circle, and writes a self-help blog. (www.marilyngf.blogspot.com)


Her memoir, Silent Echoes, was published three years ago, and her stories have appeared in several magazines and a book entitled, When God Spoke To Me. She is now working on a fictional story, with a video on You Tube (Me and Granmama in the Hill Country Chapter 1) reciting the first chapter in costume using southern dialect. 


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Words have always been a source of joy for Pam Glover. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature because it allowed her to read and get credit for it. She taught in a bilingual school and earned a master's degree in English as a Second Language. She loved helping her students learn English, and discovered that she could mime almost anything to get an idea across.
Writing is her primary tool to clarify her thinking and it's her public voice. She’s been published in the Christian Science MonitorPow'r Pickin’ (a bluegrass newspaper) and Mature Living magazine. In fine weather she lovingly tends the flowers and vegetables on two acres in rural North Carolina. In foul weather, she consider the short list of skills she would like to master: playing bluegrass fiddle and writing novels. Currently, her gardens appear to be more fruitful than her current writing projects, but she persists. She maintains a weekly blog at  http://synapsesongs.blogspot.com
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Deborah Dee Harper is a Christian writer and author of inspirational, humorous books for both kids and adults.
Her children’s six-part adventure series, Laramie on the Lam, is now available in an all-in-one print book by Quake (of Echelon Press), complete with study guides at the end of each story. It’s great for Sunday school teachers, kids and adults who love adventure, and homeschooling curriculums.
Deborah recently signed a 3-book contract with OakTara Publishing Company for her Road’s End series. The first and second books, Misstep and Faux Pas are in the hands of the publisher awaiting publication. She is now working on the third book, Misjudge.  
After spending four exciting years in Anchorage, Alaska, on an Air Force base with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, they now live in Tennessee and enjoy being closer to family and friends. Aside from writing, Deb enjoys photography, astronomy, rock collecting, and reading. www.deborahdeeharper.com

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LISA LAWMASTER HESS is a transplanted Jersey girl and former elementary school counselor who spends most of her time writing, teaching and ignoring the clutter these pursuits create. An adjunct professor of psychology at York College of Pennsylvania, Lisa is the author of Acting Assertively and Diverse Divorce, along with many blogs and magazine articles. Her first novel, Casting the First Stone, will be released next month. Lisa's blog, The Porch Swing Chronicles, can be found at www.L2hess.blogspot.com.



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Born outside Boston, MA in 1962 G. R. Holton began his writing career only five years ago. After spending many a day playing Facebook, he met a movie director that allowed him to read a few screenplays and from that point on he knew that this was his calling. In his short time as a writer he has won three awards including Best Science Fiction from Books and Authors.net for his Sci/Fi Horror called, “Deep Screams” for 2011.He is happily married and lives at the foot of the Starr Mountains in Etowah, TN. His mom and step-daughter also share the abode with his Shih-Tzu/Poodle mix named Ewok. G. R. Holton has now written six books. He is also a screenwriter with three optioned movies from his novels and two collaborative works with his producer. All of his works are available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats via his website www.grholton.com

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Lisa Lawmaster Hess is a transplanted Jersey girl who spent 27 years as an elementary school counselor, and is now trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Her current roles as wife, mother, author and instructor/speaker keep her both busy and happy.Lisa is the author of Acting Assertively and Diverse Divorce, both inspired by her interactions with her students. Her first novel, Casting the First Stone, has been accepted for publication by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is due out in 2014.An organizational work-in-progress, Lisa enjoys teaching and speaking on unique ways to get organized, and is at work on a book on that topic. She continues to write articles and novels as well.  Lisa’s website ishttp://www.l2hess.com/index.htm

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Carol Howell is a Certified Dementia Specialist and Endorsed Life Coach.  After her husband’s closed-head injury in 1996 and her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2006, Carol began her study the various forms of dementia and involvement in the lives of dementia caregivers.  Carol works with the folks who have dementia through Choral Music Therapy, Memory Music Therapy, and Hospice Music Therapy. Let’s Talk Dementia-A Caregiver’s Guide is a guide for caregivers. It is scattered with humor to help bring smiles back into the lives of overworked caregivers.Her second book is If My Body Is A Temple, Why Am I Eating Doughnuts?  It tells of the incredible miracle that allowed Carol to lose 100 pounds.  It delves into what the scriptures have to say about food, self-esteem, alcohol, over-indulgence, and other issues related to healthy living.You can follow her blog – Something To Ponder - at www.seniorlifejourneys.com.

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After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, Nancy Lynn Jarvis worked for the San Jose Mercury News, as a librarian, and as the business manager for Shakespeare Santa Cruz at UCSC before starting a long career as a Realtor.
Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is the latest of her adventures. http://www.goodreadmysteries.com






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After teaching English as a Second Language and expository     writing, Gail Kittleson enjoys her family (married 35 years, two children and two delightful grandchildren) and writing. Her nonfiction (Catching Up With Daylight/WhiteFire Publishing, August 2013) and fiction (World War II era) share a consistent theme—empowerment.

Linda Lange has never forgotten what it was like to be a teenager living in Green Bay, WI, during the Sixties when Vince Lombardi coached the Packers.  She shared her memories in Incomplete Passes:  Reflections on Life, Love, and Football. The memoir, Linda’s first book, was a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, Linda worked in broadcasting stations and as a copywriter in the advertising sales promotion department of U.S. News & World Report magazine in Washington, DC.  After moving to Cincinnati, OH, in 1983, Linda took on free-lance writing assignments and served on the management team at Save the Animals Foundation, a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats.  She is currently working on a novel with a shelter setting.Linda has been married since 1969 to Scott Lange, an announcer.  Learn more about Linda at http://lindalange.authorsxpress.com.


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“Nutty with a dash of meat” best describes Jeanette Levellie’s speaking, writing and life. She’s published hundreds of columns, articles, poems, and a book, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top. Jeanette is the wife of one, mother of two, grandmother of three, and waitress to four cats. www.jeanettelevellie.com







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Becky Lyles is a freelance writer and editor whose articles and stories have appeared in magazines and compilations. Her nonfiction books, “It’s a God Thing! Inspiring Stories of Life-Changing Friendships” and "On a Wing and a Prayer–Stories from Freedom Fellowship, a Prison Ministry," are available on Amazon and can be ordered through bookstores. Her first novel, award-winning “Winds of Wyoming,” was released by StoneHouse in early 2012. The sequel, “Winds of Freedom,” is scheduled for publication in 2013. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, she serves as an editor and a mentor to aspiring authors and as a transition coach for women transitioning from prison to “the outside.” She and her husband, Steve, love living in beautiful Boise, Idaho.


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 Deborah Malone has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, since 2001, for the historical magazine “Georgia Backroads.” She has had many articles and photographs published during this time. Her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails” edited by Olin Jackson. She has also had a showing of her photographs at Floyd Medical Center Art Gallery as well as winning several awards. Her debut cozy mystery "Death in Dahlonega", a winner in the ACFW Category Five Writer's Contest, is now available. She is a current member of the Georgia Writers Association, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Deborah has been nominated for Georgia Author of the Year 2012. She has an established blog, Butterfly Journey, where she reviews Christian Fiction. You can also catch her at Sleuths and Suspects, where she reviews mysteries. She also contributes to the Cozy Mystery Magazine every otherTuesday


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Born a Military Brat, Marilyn Morris attended schools overseas, in Seoul Korea, 1946-47, Linz, Austria (1949-1952) and various schools stateside.  From this background, she has crafted her autobiographical Once a Brat, Always a Brat, relating her travels with her army officer father from her birth in 1938 to his retirement in 1958. She is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to three.  She has taught creative writing at Tarrant County College, Fort Worth TX.  Marilyn has been co-facilitator for the Fort Worth Lupus Support Group, North Texas Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America and advisor to the Board of Directors. Her book about SLE (lupus) The Cards We’re Dealt details her search for diagnosis and treatment of this cruel disease and includes comments and stories from other “Lupies.” 

Marilyn Celeste Morris may be reached at: marilyncmorris@sbcglobal.net to schedule a speaking engagement or arrange for editing services. 


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Babs Mountjoy writes as Alana Lorens and Lyndi Alexander, and she has been a published writer for over 35 years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at the South Dade News Leader in Homestead, Florida. Her list of publications includes the non-fiction book 101 Little Instructions for Surviving Your Divorce, her Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series available from Dragonfly Publishing; other novels SECRETS IN THE SAND and THAT GIRL’S THE ONE I LOVE. from The Wild Rose Press.  She’s the author of the Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers series, CONVICTION OF THE HEART, SECOND CHANCES, and soon-to-be-released VOODOO DREAMS.

She takes care of a husband and a bunch of kids and blogs on a variety of subjects, including autism, science fiction and life atAwalkabout.   Find her on Facebook !    Here’s her Amazon author page! She’s on Goodreads, too!  Contact her by email at  lyndialexander AT gmail DOT com.


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Born in Brussels, brought up on three continents (Europe, Africa, America), Claude Nougat graduated from Columbia University with a Master's in economics.  In her busy working life, she followed in Jack Londons footsteps and dabbled at a wide variety jobs from banking to publishing, journalism, marketing and college teaching until she joined the United Nations (FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome), staying there 25 years working first as a project expert and ending her career as Director for Europe and Central Asia.
Claude is the moderator of a fast growing Group on Goodreads discussing a new genre aimed at boomers: Boomer lit. She set up the Group's Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/BoomerLit and Twitter account (@BoomerLit). Her latest novel, A Hook in the Sky, is a prime example of Boomer lit. More information may be found at http://www.amazon.com/Claude-Nougat/e/B0054DBGLK

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Kevin B Parsons fights geezerhood with kicking and screaming, yet succumbs more every day. He's an entrepreneur, author, speaker and avid motorcyclist.  He’s written a Children’s book, Ken Johnson and Roxi the Rocker, co-authored six anthologies and written numerous articles and stories. He's a member of Henderson Writer's Group and American Christian Fiction Writer's Association.

Kevin has ridden and raced motorcycles since age thirteen, and is two time Best In The Desert off road champion.  He and his wife Sherri embarked on a '50 States in 50 Weeks' adventure, riding a motorcycle with a pop- top tent trailer. He blogged every day during his adventure at www.50statesin50weeks.com, and is a regular guest blogger here and at www.authorculture.blogspot.com.www.kevinbparsons.com He can often be found staring at his iPad, wondering what he did wrong this time. His favorite tools are the sledgehammer and axe.
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Chuck Petterson’s passions are his wife, music, writing, and dogs. He is grateful his telephone no longer interrupts him to fly off to service clients and he can concentrate on his passions. He and his wife, Lynn, live on two acres in Washington Township, Harrison County, Iowa, with a varying number of permanent resident dogs and rescued Irish Red and White Setters and Gordon Setters. He plays with a variety of local and state-wide bands, which ensures he gets out of the house a few times during the week. He is a U.S. Navy Submarine Force veteran and active with local and national veterans’ organizations.

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Courtney Pierce is a novelist living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her passion to write came from sitting in a theater seat. After a twenty-five-year career as a marketing executive in the Broadway entertainment industry, she made the leap to fiction writer in 2011. She, too, experienced the transition her characters make in her first book, Stitches. Her specialty is writing magical realism; real people in fantastic situations that change their lives. Stitches is the first book of a trilogy that takes the reader along with a boomer couple as they are transformed by magic – in a good way. It proves that going to an estate sale really can change your life! Her second book, Brushes, continues the magic through the power of art. It is due out in summer, 2013. Follow Courtney’s novels on www.StitchestheNovel.blogspot.com.


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H. Kirk Rainer was born in Atlanta Georgia, on June 16, 1961; at the present, and for the foreseeable future, he has made his home in AlabamaAt this time in his life, Kirk is busy in the general direction of writing; both in training and in practicing this new found endeavor.   At the same time, he continues to ply his skills and education as an industrial engineer. 
His writing is largely a reflection of his own experience through post-divorce and non-custodial life (around year 2000). To this purpose, he has gained much support and understanding from such organizations as:  the American Coalition for Fathers and Children (acfc.org); Alabama Family Rights Association (alfra.org); Protect Fathers' Right (protectfathersrights.org); and allied resources.To learn more, please visit www.hkirkrainer.org  and  www.alwaysfather.com.


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T. Lloyd Reilly is a writer and former school teacher with over twenty five years of writing experience. He has lived what some would consider more than one lifetime and have gained a wide range of knowledge and life experience which he wishes to share through generous application of the written word.  His writing is eclectically diverse crossing many genres.  Further examples of his writing can be found at: 

“We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts; we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”
— Philip Pullman



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Linda Robinson is the author of two novels: Rails of Freedom, released December, 2012, and When Love Abounds, released in December, 2010. Those Christian/Family/Fiction novels depict the people, lifestyles, and music of the 1940's, 50's and 60's in the deep south, with an underlying message of "that little word that makes the world go 'round—love." Linda, whose hobbies include reading, writing, and flower gardening, resides in Alabama with her husband and spoiled Maltese dog, Joy. She is a member of her local Writers' Forum, ACFW, FaithWriters, Scribes Critique group, Linkedin, GoodReads, and others. She can be found on FaceBook, Twitter, and her website. She is currently writing her third manuscript, set in the 80’s and 90’s, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction humorous short stories for magazines and contests. Visit her web site at: http://lindarobinson.tateauthor.com


  
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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians continually late for dinner. Her articles appear in numerous magazines. She authors the blog, Deeper with Jesus in Rhode Island (http://loristanleyroeleveld.blogspot.com/). She’s seeking a publisher for her speculative Celtic adventure, The Overcomers. Back in the dark ages, Lori earned degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies and more recently, a black belt in karate. She’s a wife, mom, crisis counselor, and part-time dragon slayer.



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Patti Shene had enjoyed writing since childhood. She is published in two anthologies, Love is a Verb Devotional andAngels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters, as well as in local publication. 

She served as Executive Editor for Starsongs, a publication of Written World Communications (WWC), written for kids by kids from 2010 - 2013. She also held the position of Division Manager for YA and Children’s Imprints with WWC for several months. She has three novels in progress. 

Patti enjoys encouraging other writers by judging contests and featuring writers as guests on her three blogs, located at www.pattishene.com

Patti is a retired RN, formerly from Long Island, who resides in a small Colorado town with her husband of thirty-six years. They have two wonderful adult children and one amazing 12- yr old granddaughter. 





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T. Neal Tarver, a native Texan living in Wisconsin. He, his wife Ellen, and son Daniel lived and worked for three years as missionaries in the Russian Far East. Tom speaks enough Russian to both converse and confuse.

In 2011, Tom was selected as a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis contest. He’s also been a two-time winner of MBT’s “Make Every Word Count Flash Fiction” contest. His debut novel, Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes, is available throughWestBow Press, Amazon, BARNES & NOBLE, and other retail outlets.

He currently writes from his home in Richland Center, Wisconsin, or from wherever his travels take him. He posts articles weekly at A Curious Band of Others.

Tom has spoken in churches across America, and in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


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Diane Tatum grew up in St. Louis, MO. She started writing her own stories in 6th grade. Her first novel grew out of a short story she wrote in high school. College was a detour to a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration and later a Masters in Teaching Language Arts. Between degrees, she stayed home raising her boys and began writing again. She started freelance writing for magazines and church Sunday school curriculum. She also finished her novel, Gold Earrings.
After teaching middle school language arts in Tullahoma City Schools for 11 years, she retired with her husband’s encouragement to write the historical fiction books that she had been starting and saving on her computer. Gold Earrings was published in 2011. She completed her second novel, A Time to Choose, in 2012, and just finished her third,  Colonial Dream
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Jude Urbanski, pen name for Judy Martin-Urban, is a multi-published, award-winning author who writes women’s fiction with inspirational romance elements. She weaves stories about strong characters spinning tragedy into triumph with God’s help. She is published in fiction and nonfiction. Jude was a columnist for Maximum Living, a Gannett magazine, for five years. She is a member of ACFW and National League of American Pen Women. Her latest book Nurtured in Purple is book two in The Chronicles of Chanute Crossing and is published by Desert Breeze Publishing in eBook and soon-to-be print format. Find Jude at: http://www.judeurbanski.com

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Syas Ed VanDeMark. "Edward is a pompous name and Eddie is condescending, I therefore prefer to be called “Ed” which is, in my opinion, neither pompous nor condescending. I was born in Endicott, New York on July 16, 1941 and have lived most of my life fifteen miles west of Endicott in or near the village of Owego. When I find something good I stick with it. I’m married to Linda (Masters). We have three fine adult children (Tony, Lisa and Dan) and nine wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 20 to 2. I write about my observations of life and draw cartoons because there is a force embedded deep inside of me that will not release me to ignore these modes of expression. I’m not interested in a second career as a writer or as a cartoonist. I’ve served my time meeting other people’s deadlines and I’m not in love with the tension they cause yet I do send off finished works for publication. Chicken Soup for the Soul has published three of my stories as have other lesser known publications. The two best pieces of advice I’ve received as a writer are 1. Just tell your story and 2. Make it sing."



  Flemish author, Bob Van Laerhoven has published more than 30 books in the Netherlands and Flanders. Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for best suspense novel of the year with “Baudelaire’s Revenge” in 2007. Published in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Canada. Literary agency: William Clark & Associates, New York.  My novels often deal with war situations since I myself was a travelling author for 13 years in countries like Somalia, Bosnia, Liberia, Irak, Iran, Gaza, Mozambique, Burma, Lebanon, Burundi,  Serbia, Croatia… In 1995 I was in the Bosnian city of Tuzla during the NATO bombings. At that moment the refugees arrived from the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica. I was the first writer from the Low Countries to be given the chance to speak to the refugees. Those conversations resulted in Srebrenica. Testimonies of Mass Murder.  The book denounces the rape and torture of the Muslim population of the Bosnian-Serbian enclave. 


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H. L. Wegley served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. He is a Meteorologist who worked as a Research Scientist, publishing extensively in the scientific literature. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked more than two decades developing computing systems for Boeing before retiring near Seattle, where he and his wife enjoy small-group ministry, their grandchildren, and where he writes inspirational thrillers and romantic suspense novels.  He contracted a 4-book series with Pelican Book Group, the Pure Genius Series, high-action stories about high-IQ heroes and heroines. The first book, Hide and Seek, released in February 2013. Books 2 and 3, On the Pineapple Express and Moon over Maalaea Bay, should release later in 2013. In 2009 he published his memoirs, Colby and Me: Growing up in the ‘50s, a collection of the childhood adventures of an early baby boomer. Web Site: http://hlwegley.com

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Alice J. Wisler is the author of five southern novels, Rain Song, How Sweet It Is, Hatteras Girl, A Wedding Invitation and Still Life in Shadows. Each novel has recipes in the back because Alice believes reading and eating go hand in hand.

Alice also teaches grief and loss writing workshops across the country and online. Her most recent book (non-fiction) is Getting Out of Bed in the Morning, geared to offer comfort in heartache.  In addition to traditional publishing, Alice also has two independently-published memorial cookbooks, Slices of Sunlight and Down the Cereal Aisle.  Her third cookbook, Memories Around the Table, will be released this summer. You can read more about Alice at http://www.alicewisler.com




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AlanZendell spent more than thirty years as a scientist, aerospace engineer, software consultant, database developer, and government analyst, writing really boring stuff like proposals, technical papers, reports, business letters, and policy memoranda.  But trapped inside him all that time were stories that needed telling and ideas that needed expression, so with encouragement and cajoling from a loving baby sister he plunged into fiction.  Since then, he has written mostly science and extrapolative fiction with three-dimensional characters.  It’s the things they believe in and how much they’re willing to invest to preserve them that make a story worth telling.  It’s convincing interactions and well-researched credible plots that make a story worth reading. And, of course, like any writer, Alan loves having an audience.  You may find Alan’s books here: http://www.amazon.com/Alan-Zendell/e/B0053XU04K

                                     

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Wayne Zurl grew up on Long Island and retired after twenty years with the Suffolk County Police Department, one of the largest municipal law enforcement agencies in New York and the nation. For thirteen of those years he served as a section commander supervising investigators. He is a graduate of SUNY, Empire State College and served on active duty in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later in the reserves. Zurl left New York to live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, Barbara.
For information on Wayne’s award winning Sam Jenkins mystery series of three novels and seventeen novelettes see http://.waynezurlbooks.net. You can read excerpts, reviews and endorsements, interviews, coming events, and see photos of the area where the stories take place.

















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