Nan Jared Powell

Nan Jared Powell was raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She attended Brenau College to get her teaching degree. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta to teach elementary school. Her passion for teaching kept her in the classroom for 22 years. She spent over 30 years in Washington DC with her husband, Jody Powell. After his death […]

Lisa Sondag

Lisa M. Sondag has been working with children most of her life as a teacher, children’s choir director, mother and grandmother, and is always looking for creative opportunities to develop and engage children in the love of learning. She has a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies in Family Dynamics from Ohio University. Her first book, […]

Dawn Brotherton

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 […]

Paige Brotherton

Paige Brotherton, author of children’s book Avery Appreciates True Friendship, 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 […]

Book Launch for My Name is Erin

Book Launch April 27 Amy Voltaire’s debut book, My Name is Erin, and My Mom’s an Addict, will launch this Saturday, April 27. I’m very excited to have been a part of this process with Amy. Her young adult novel is about Erin, whose mother left her to get a heroin fix when Erin was [...]

Susan Custard

As both a senior human resources manager and consultant, Susan Custard 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 […]

Amy Voltaire

Having grown up in an alcoholic home, Amy Voltaire 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, which inspired her to write her Young Adult novel My Name is Erin and My Mom’s an Addict. Amy Voltaire has […]

Raymond Houston

Raymond 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 […]

The City of Lost Fortunes Book Review

The City of Lost Fortunes I LOVED THIS BOOK! Bryan Camp did a great job weaving together many different spiritualistic beliefs in a way that was entertaining and educational (in a fun way). The dialogue was realistic and catchy. Hard to believe this is his first book. I look forward to reading more of his [...]

Why Family Members Don’t Make Good Editors

Chicago Manual Style - Time I know it’s frustrating to hear that you shouldn’t proof your own work. Then, to add insult to injury, not even your school teacher father or mother can proof your work. Why? You are all too close to the story. You may try to argue that your parents are particularly [...]

Prepare for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The stated goal is to write 50,000 words—an entire novel—in one month. But the real goal is to motivate you to write. I find getting started is the hardest part. I have an idea. I even have a whole book outlined in my head, and I could tell [...]

Book Festivals

Just finished the Williamsburg Book Festival. It's a great chance to connect with readers and writers-in-the-making. I love sharing a story. Your story can be about anything--totally fiction, autobiographical about how you were raised, a children's book teaching a lesson. Stories are fascinating! And I love helping them reach the world. I was encouraged today [...]