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LYNDI ALEXANDER was a family practice lawyer for over thirty years in addition to being a newspaper reporter and editor. She now lives as a post-modern hippie in rural North Carolina. She always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. Raising the last child of seven, a daughter diagnosed on the autism spectrum, she says every day feels like first contact with a new species. The Clan Elves of the Bitterroot urban fantasy series includes: THE ELF CHILD (#2), THE ELF GUARDIAN (#4), THE ELF MAGE (#3), and THE ELF QUEEN (#1). The Horizon Crossover space opera series includes HORIZON DYNASTY (#3), HORIZON SHIFT (#1), and HORIZON STRIFE (#2). Single title novels include THE LOST CHORD (young adult fantasy) and TRIAD (science fiction). || Author Website | Author on Facebook | Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series site |
TERRI BRANSON earned an associate degree in math and science before turning her efforts toward the studies of creative writing and graphic arts. In addition to being a graphics artist and an editor, she is an award-winning author who has sold articles on the craft of writing and conducted many local writing workshops. Awards include the EPPIE 2005 Best Children’s Book trophy for the picture book BROTHER DRAGON and the EPPIE 2004 Best Anthology trophy for the science fiction and fantasy anthology COSMIC SCULPTURE. Adult Coloring Books include: GEODOODLES. Children’s Picture Books include: A VERY DRAGON CHRISTMAS, BROTHER DRAGON, PETE THE PEACOCK GOES TO THE ZOO, PETE THE PEACOCK GOES TO TOWN, SCOOTER’S WORLD, TYLER ON THE MOON, and WATCH FOR FALLING ROCK. Non-fiction titles include: A PSYCHIC LIFE. Fiction titles include: COSMIC SCULPTURE, DRAGON’S BLOOD, and DRAGON’S DEN, MUSK RAIN, and PRAIRIE FIRE. || Author Website | Author on Facebook | Dragons Incarnate series on Facebook |
EDWARD EATON has studied and taught in the States, China, Israel, Oman, and France. He holds a PhD in Theatre History and Literature. With a background in play writing, he has worked as a theater director and fight choreographer, a newspaper columnist, and a theater critic. An avid SCUBA diver and skier, he resides in Boston with his wife Silviya and son Christopher. Drama publications include: ELIZABETH BATHORY, GIANTS FALL, HECTOR AND ACHILLES, ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE. Poetry publications include: TOH’S SAGA. Young adult publications include: ROSI’S CASTLE, ROSI’S COMPANY, and ROSI’S TIME. || Author Website | Author on Facebook |
SHERRY D. FICKLIN can often be found haunting the racks at her local bookstore with a hot chocolate in one hand and a stack of books in the other. A former military brat, and later military wife, she grew up all over the country. She lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, two dogs, and an ever-fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. Publications include The Gods of Fate young adult fantasy series: FORESIGHT (#1), HINDSIGHT (3), and SECOND SIGHT (#2). || Author Website | Follow The Gods of Fate series on Facebook |
PAT GAINES worked 22 years in the courthouse in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, until her retirement in 2003. She loves to teach the Bible, read, and watch movies. She and her husband Jerry have two children and three grandchildren. Her interest in early American history has inspired her to bring Amos Hannah’s journal to the world. She writes articles for local newspapers and offers a free online Bible study (see blog). Publications include the non-fiction biography THE JOURNAL OF AMOS HANNAH and the popular children’s picture book O. O. OCTOPUS. || Author Website | Author Blog | Author on Facebook |
ARIANA GAYNOR spends her time in central Ohio, loving her kids, her dog Shadow, and her lizard Izzy. Once the house is quiet and the work is over, she spends her time writing. She loves helping other authors. Sewing, crocheting, and knitting are a few of the hobbies she enjoys. Publications include the contemporary romance, UNEXPECTED GIFTS.
JUDY GOODSPEED is a graduate of East Central State College in Oklahoma, and was a Junior High School teacher and coach for thirty years. She has been a contributing writer for local newspapers and rodeo-related magazines. Non-fiction titles include: COWBOY SWEETHEARTS and PAPOOSE CITY. Children’s picture books include: EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA, PERKY TURKEY FINDS A FRIEND, PERKY TURKEY’S 4TH OF JULY ADVENTURE, PERKY TURKEY’S PERFECT PLAN, and SADDLE UP. || Author Website | Author on Facebook |
PAULA BLAIS GORGAS lives in Oklahoma with her husband Chet, a retired Navy Commander turned pro-golfer. Together they have four grown sons and a dozen grandchildren. Paula has worked as an NSA intelligence analyst and as a children’s librarian. Children’s picture books include: LITTLE LOST LEPRECHAUN and THE PERFECT PURPLE PRESENT. Juvenile fiction novels (for ages 8-12) include: EARTH MAGIC and SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON. Young adult novels (for ages 13-18+) include: COURT OF HONOR. Adult novels include the paranormal romance DREAMTIME and the fantasy anthology OTHER WORLDS. || Author Website | Author on Facebook |
ROBERTA HOFFER is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart. Together they have two children and have one grandson, Christian. Roberta loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights. When not writing, Roberta enjoys boating, camping, walking, snow activities, and anything that involves her family being together. Children’s picture book publications include: MINNIE TO THE RESCUE and NAKITA’S BIG QUESTION. The award-winning The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series includes: THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE, THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH, and THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR. Young adult publications include: THE CUBICLE DETECTIVE and MOLLY GREYSON’S GHOST. || Author Website | Author on Facebook |
MARIA OGLESBY is an illustrator and designer based in Pasadena, California, with a degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design. When she isn’t painting with watercolors or drawing, she usually can be found reading a book or hanging out with her cat, Lyla. Publications include the adult coloring book WILD ANIMAL FUN FACTS (rated G for all audiences). || Author Website | Author on Facebook |
CAROL PREFLATISH has worked in social services for over thirty years. Her interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport’s editor for the school newspaper. Because of her interest in history, she co-authored “A Commemorative History of Crawford County, Indiana 1818-1993.” One of Carol’s favorite hobbies is photography. She has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in the July 1997 issue of Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting. Publications include the romantic suspense novel, MOUNTAIN OF DECEPTION. || Author Website | Author Blog| Author on Facebook |
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