Retiring after 20 years with the U.S. Government, Les Williams found his passion in writing. He attended a writing class and his first short story, Under Nebraska Skies, won second place in the 2008 Aspiring Authors Writing Contest. He currently has three Dime Novels published by Western Trail Blazer: Marquez, Under Nebraska Skies, and Unwanted Reputation. His new series Geezer Justice, consisting of unusual crime shorts and a novel, will be appearing soon. Les lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Phyllis Maurer, and one irritable cat. He believes in an old Indian saying: "Before you walk a mile in someone's moccasins, take off yours first".
JOHN D. NESBITT
John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. His articles, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. A multi-award winning author, he has had more than twenty books published which include fiction novels, short stories, and textbooks. His articles, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
Published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug, Miriam Newman brings that background to her writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, a career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where she nurtures her muse. Her published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction, and historical romance. Currently she lives in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescued animals.
Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award-winning and best-selling Fire and Ash, Lethal Dreams, and Sabotage. Anne has an alter ego by the name of Kinzie Monroe, who writes Inspirational Romance. Anne, you might say, is the dark side of Kinzie. Anne's books may be darker in subject matter, but they all carry messages of hope and faith. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.
"The only thing I do well is write." Charles T. Whipple is an international award-winning copywriter, journalist, author and novelist. Born in Show Low, Arizona, he now lives in the city of Chiba, the capital of Chiba Prefecture in Japan. He has one wife, four daughters, two sons, 18 grandchildren, and one dog. Whipple also writes western novels under the pen name of Chuck Tyrell.
Michelle Gliottoni-Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Saint Xavier University in 2002. Also an avid writer since her youth, she published her first novel in August of 2011, a Gothic romance titled Opera Macabre. She has written over 25 novels and hopes to keep publishing and sharing her stories with the world. Despite keeping busy as a singer and an author, her most important job of all is being a wife and a mom to her two beautiful children, Noah and Cordelia.
After suffering Rheumatic Fever as a child Adrian Scott went on to excel at English and Journalism, holds a Masters in Professional Writing, and is currently studying for a Certificate IV in Mental Health, which may lead to a degree in psychology. To date, Adrian has written seventy-one horror novels, and is working on his seventy-second. He remained in Caboolture, Australia, after the death of his wife in 2011 and maintains close contact with his eldest daughter Larissa in Bundaberg, and his two younger daughters Sandra and Tanya in Brisbane. At 68 plus years, he sees no end to his writing, putting in up to eight hours a day on his novels. He describes himself as 'addicted to writing'. Currently published by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery and doing some self-publishing, he is also a dedicated blogger. One of his novels, 'A Vampire's Tale,' is in the hands of Francis Ford Coppola in Hollywood thanks to Rebecca J Vickery. He also finds time to sing and play guitar at retirement homes around south-east Queensland.
After spending sixty-five years being an avid reader of every book she could get her hands on, Molly Dillon decided it was time to write her own. Upon retirement, she took pen in hand and started writing. Her first published work, an article on antiquing, appeared in Plus Magazine. She has since completed two books and is working on the next two in the Blue Harbor trilogy. Molly lives in Corona, California with her husband, Bill. Her various thoughts are shared on her blog located at
Judith and her husband Larry reside in Corona, a suburb of Riverside, California. She is the mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of two. After working as a writer and an advertising graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, switching over to the creative field of book cover design and editing seemed natural. Ms McAllister is the author of two historical novels, As Long As The Sun Walks, and Flyer. Both are available online in print and as ebooks.
Cheryl Pierson, a native of Oklahoma, lives in the Oklahoma City metro area with her husband. The mother of two grown children, and pet-sitter on occasion, she is always busy. An award winning romance author who loves to read, Cheryl also teaches novel writing classes and is co-owner of West Winds Media, an editing/teaching business for writers. She writes short stories that have been published by Adams Media, novels, and has written a screenplay. Western and Native American Romance are her current passions.
When he isn’t enjoying riding his mountain bike, fishing, hunting, or anything else outdoors, Marc Sherman is writing about Zombies. Having been in the recent film Zombex, released Halloween 2011, playing both Zombie and victim, Marc knows about Zombies all too well. That, coupled with writing three books and a screenplay about Zombies - one set in the Steampunk genre - has made him an expert on Zombies, so to speak. He is certainly ready for a Zombie uprising. Growing up in the Ozark Mountains, Marc Sherman learned about guns and how to hunt at a very young age. He and his father, famous writer and artist Jory Sherman, share their love for the outdoors by fishing, hunting, kayaking, and motorcycling. Marc is currently trying to open doors in many directions regarding the Zombie movement. He lives and breathes that sort of thing, and has hopes of directing his own Zombie film someday.
Lee grew up on a liberal diet of family stories about Indian fighters, outlaws, and lawmen in his family tree. He is a retired peace officer from Contra Costa County, California, as of June 1, 1995. He married the former Phyllis Sharp and has two children from a previous marriage, Larry, and Lacey, and two from Phyllis' previous marriage. He often drives a 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III that he restored. A prolific writer of mystery/suspense and thrillers, he also writes Westerns as Lee Aaron Wilson. He has novels and shorts available in both ebook and print and is also an editor.
Linda swift divides her time between her native state of Kentucky and Florida. She is an award-winning author of published poetry, articles, short stories, and a TV play. Linda's first two books were published by Kensington. She writes historical and contemporary romance, women's fiction, short stories, and poetry (available in e-book and print from Amazon and other distributors). Her publishers include Publishing by Rebecca J Vickery, Champagne Books, Whiskey Creek Press, Whimsical Publications, and Willow Moon Publishing. For more information go to http://lindaswift.net/
John Duncklee is an award-winning author of twenty-seven books. His published work covers fiction, non-fiction, satire, short stories and poetry. Prior to his writing career, John was a university professor in both the United States and Mexico, a cattle rancher, Quarter Horse breeder, designer of mesquite wood furniture, and was a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Penny, an illustrator and artist.All of his published works have now been acquired by the University of Arizona Library Special Collections Branch, totalling 27 books and some 200 short stories, novel-novellas, articles, and poetry.
A full-time resident of London, Clova Leighton admits to being older than thirty-nine and less than fifty. She feels she is at a perfect age to embrace life. Historical Regencies and Romances, the Victorian Era, and works about the Roman Empire are her favourite periods about which to write and read. She also enjoys browsing through antique jewellery, swimming, flower-arranging or listening to music. Her own favourite authors are Georgette Heyer and Norah Lofts.
Amanda Ashley enjoys writing, particularly in the genre of Historical Romance and delves into the world of the paranormal and romantic fantasy. She resides in California, where she was born and raised. Also writing as Madeline Baker, she is one of the most popular authors of Native American romance and has written numerous bestsellers. Amanda/Madeline says: "One of the great things about being a published author is all the wonderful people I've met because of it, both authors and readers, that I never would have met otherwise. These wonderful people include my critique group, five of the nicest women I've ever known. Thanks, ladies!"
This former Chief Deputy Attorney General of South Carolina and Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals has authored, among other things, three short-story collections - 'Five Stockings,' 'Sweet Potato Biscuits,' and 'Humanity, Darling' - and published five novels: 'Her Own Law' 'Harpers' Joy,' 'Familiar Shadows,' 'The Trials of Lawyer Pratt,' and 'The Locusts of Pagett County.' His short stories 'A Presbyterian Cookbook' and 'The Fan Dancer' appear in the anthologies 'On Grandma's Porch' and 'More Sweet Tea' respectively. Marlo Thomas included his piece 'Truck No.15' in her work The Right Words at the Right Time,' Volume 2. A Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, he lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Prue. They have one son, Philip Lane Goolsby, M.D., a family physician who resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin. http://bertgoolsby.yolasite.com
Laura lives with her wonderful husband and two boys, Josh and Nathan, south of Fort Worth, Texas. They have four dogs, three which were rescued from the local pound and a miniature Schnauzer named Elsie May. Laura loves to read and the desire to write comes to her daily. New ideas for novels pop into her head at the most inconvenient times, particularly while in the shower or driving. An award-winning cover artist, Laura struggles to find time for completing professionally crafted book covers, writing new stories, and spending time with family.
Karen Michelle Nutt
I’m an author of paranormal romances. Time Travels have long been a passion of mine. I have always been intrigued with the possibility of being able to reach back in time and change the past. Vampires and shape shifters embrace my darker side where their worlds intertwine with ours. In my spare time, I review for Paranormal Reviews, a great place to find paranormal books and other genres. I love to travel and have enjoyed the rolling green hills of Ireland; the Italian renaissance of Florence, Italy; the wild west of Tombstone, Arizona; the historical essence of Salem and Boston, Massachusetts, as well as the intrigue of St Augustine, Florida.
I grew up in a rural area of northwest Tennessee. Besides writing, I enjoy singing in the choir, reading, browsing flea markets with hubby, and walking in the woods with my two loveable Labs, Yipper and Riley. A fifth grade teacher took an interest in my writing and encouraged me by announcing to the class that I would become an author. My dream is to keep those stories coming, to inspire and give hope to a hurting world. I hope to interact, help, and form friendships with other authors.
A native Texan, former science teacher, graduate of Texas Tech University and Texas State University, is mother of two, grandmother of three boys, and wife to a wonderful, supportive Texan. Celia and her husband enjoy traveling and are both involved in the church, the community, and the university. Central Texas has been her home for thirty-nine years. She has published nine novels, six novellas, and articles for a local magazine, Texas Co-op Power.
Paula lives near Manchester, North-West England, and has two daughters and two grandsons. Having some early publishing success with four romance novels and several short stories, she then had a break from writing novels while she brought up a young family and also pursued her career as a history teacher for twenty-five years. She has recently returned to writing fiction, after retiring from teaching, and is thrilled to have found publishing success again with her contemporary romances. Apart from writing, she enjoys visiting new places, and has travelled extensively in Britain, mainland Europe, America and Canada, and a few years ago she fell in love with Ireland, which she visits at least twice a year. Her other interests are musical theatre and tracing her family history.
Sarah J McNeal
Sarah is a multi-published author of several genres including time travel, paranormal, western, and historical fiction. She is a retired ER nurse who lives in North Carolina with her four-legged children Lily and Liberty. Besides her devotion to writing, she also has a great love of music, and plays several instruments including violin, bagpipes, guitar, and harmonica. Her books and short stories may be found at Publishing by Rebecca J Vickery, Victory Tales Press, and Western Trail Blazer.
She welcomes you to her website at http://www.sarahmcneal.com