Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball coach. Her books include the Jackie Austin Mysteries and the Global Ebook Bronze Award Winner, Worth the Wait. She is a contributing author to the non-fiction A-10s over Kosovo, sharing stories from her deployment. She has also written middle grade book Lady Tigers Series about girls’ fastpitch softball, encouraging female athletes to reach for the stars in the game they love.…Read More.. Visit author website
Amy Voltaire makes a living as an accountant but spends much of her free time writing. She has always loved to write, but it wasn’t until the sixth grade when she was invited to attend The Young Author’s Conference that she realized she might have a knack for it. Having grown up in an alcoholic home, she knows firsthand what it feels like to be a teenager with an addicted parent. She wants to share the effect this illness has on others. Amy Voltaire has lived in Yorktown, Virginia her whole life. She makes a living as an Accountant, but…Read More..
Raymond K. Houston is largely self-taught. He took up sewing on a dare in high school and hand-stitched a black velvet buccaneer shirt as a first project. He sewed clothes for his family until he graduated and moved away, passing the tailoring torch to his father (who Raymond taught to sew). During America’s Bicentennial, Raymond began his first quilt because he felt quilting was Americana. It was machine-pieced, hand-quilted, and took over four years to complete. Once Raymond learned to machine quilt on his domestic sewing machine, he never looked at hand quilting again. Raymond learned the operations of symmetry…Read More..
Terry Simon was born and raised in Glen Allen, Virginia. Growing up, she spent time at school with children who had special needs. After getting married and moving to California, she worked at a therapy office for children. Terry has always loved reading and writing; she started writing her own stories and poems at a young age. She hopes that by writing these books, children can be taught that it’s okay to be different and that showing kindness can be easy. She currently resides in Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and Great Dane. She looks forward to writing more…Read More..
As both a senior human resources manager and consultant, Susan has a proven track record of successfully partnering with managers and staff in the creation and delivery of innovative, client-centric and cost-effective human resource programs. Susan brings a diverse and well-rounded set of experiences to her practice, leveraging a well-developed strategic sense with the unique ability to balance short-term priorities against long-term organizational goals and objectives. Susan is highly experienced and successful in the identification and utilization of HR best business practices to achieve both strategic alignment and operational excellence. Recognized as an outstanding researcher and analyst, with outstanding accomplishments…Read More.. Visit author website
My name is Michelle and I’m that pet owner who loves their pet as a friend and confidant. That owner-pet connection is a tough thing to explain, yet there is something unique about the connection my dog Marcel and I share. Perhaps it’s because we found each other when we needed each other the most. I rescued him from 12 months confinement in a metal crate. He rescued me back by healing my heart after the loss of another beloved dog.Read More..
Major General (retired) Lawrence Stutzriem served over thirty years in the United States Air Force. He's a fighter pilot, having flown the F-4 Phantom, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. He now works as a national security consultant, a business developer in the aerospace industry, and a volunteer supporting America's wounded warriors. He resides in Colorado and enjoys warrior fitness, air power advocacy, military strategy, and meteorology.Read More..
Adriana Waterston is a recognized expert on the U.S. Hispanic and multicultural market; she is often quoted in the trade and consumer press and her articles on the topic have been published in various media industry publications including Multichannel News and Sky REPORT. Adriana is often invited to speak at industry events and conferences such as the Hispanic Television Summit and those hosted by NCTA (National Cable and Telecommunications Association), NAMIC (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications), CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing), the ARF (the Advertising Research Foundation) the OCTA (Oregon Cable and Telecommunications Association), and AHAA (Association…Read More..
Natalie Rouse is a multi-award winning, nationally recognized expert in multicultural marketing and product strategy. She brings over 20 years of multicultural marketing, operations, media and international business experience to your organization’s projects. Natalie possesses comprehensive experience and intimate working knowledge of the processes, operations and procedures prevalent in Fortune 100 companies. Natalie developed a Multicultural Marketing Division with a Fortune 50 company and during her tenure grew the business into over $1 Billion in annual revenue. Along the way, she has received over 40 national awards for multicultural marketing excellence in recognition of her strategic successes.Read More..
Cheryl Carvajal, a practicing nurse and new author, has been a pig lover for decades. Originally from St. Johnsbury, Vermont, she now resides in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, son, three dogs, and a pig. She has begun a series of children's books telling stories about her domestic pig, Chuck Taylor. The first, Chuck Taylor: Not a Scaredy Pig, is a story about Chuck Taylor helping his boy Cisco overcome his fear of monsters under the bed. Chuck Taylor and the Hormiguita (Spanish for little ant) was released in 2017. Chuck Taylor: Snuggle Pig is her current work in…Read More..
Carol Turpin, BSN, MN, RN, has watched the struggles and the adaptation of seniors to challenges related to aging. She believes that words and life lessons from the Bible, as well as God's willing nearness to us as we enter new life passages, is the answer to increased peace and joy through life. Carol has been married for 50 years. She has a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren. She loves spending time with family, especially those precious moments with each grandchild. She also loves reading, gardening, and traveling.Read More..
Sheri Wilson, also known as “Miss Sheri,” was raised by loving parents in a small town in Pennsylvania. She was taught that each morning you start off by taking care of your family’s needs. Then you open your door, helping everyone you see by being kind and caring. While in high school, Sheri volunteered helping children with disabilities and with a Christian Group, “Young People Who Care.” Their mission was to go into the community helping those in need. After graduation, she volunteered at the Young People Who Care Center in Frenchville, Pa. Sheri then married to her high school…Read More..
Anthony Browne has written on topics such as social media, individual performance, face-to-face communication, leadership, and emotional intelligence. He served in the military for more than 20 years, and now works for the Department of Defense delivering public relations advice and guidance with the knowledge gained in 40-plus years of military and civilian experience. This work is his most challenging yet, as it allows him to tell a dynamic story about his daughter. Life and Loss: A Family Confronts Mulitiple Sclerosis is a highly personal love story about a family caring for a daughter stricken with Multiple Sclerosis. Unfortunately, she…Read More..
A huge animal lover, Mary Colburn-Green has always had dogs, both purebreds and rescues. She currently lives with five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that she spoils, writes about, and shows. In 2017 her charming portrayal of the breed, Cavaliers and Friends: My Two Favorite Things was published by Blue Dragon Publishing in the US. The beautiful, limited-edition, coffee table book was acclaimed by readers and endorsed by organizations devoted to the breed. Mary considers herself a citizen of the world for her life has been enriched by living and working in many cultures. Holding US and Canadian citizenship, she and…Read More..
Paige Ashley Brotherton
Paige Ashley Brotherton is interested in everything, but she always comes back to writing. Currently a high school sophomore, she has competed nationally for rowing and is a state-ranking track runner during the winter. As an honor roll and arts’ magnet school student, Paige is excited for the possibilities of the future. Currently, her favorite books include The Candymakers by Wendy Mass and the Harry Potter series, while her favorite movie is The Intern. She loves drawing and reading, but every story inspires her to create more of her own.Read More..