Bob Bickford

Originally from Lone Pine, California, Bob was mostly raised, and now resides, in Canada. He has studied piano and organ at Royal Conservatory of Music but only wants to read fiction, which he does so continuously. He is the author of Deadly Kiss, due out in the spring.

Bob in his own words:

“My father was a psychologist who grew up in the slums of Boston. He was a tough guy who got an education on the GI bill and pulled himself out of his birthright. He married twice; the first time to a much older woman who left him a widower. Alone with a five year-old daughter, I suppose he was determined that it wouldn’t happen to him again, because the second time he married a much younger woman.

Brenda Stanley

Brenda Stanley is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Portneuf Medical Center. She is a former television news anchor and investigative reporter for the NBC affiliate in Eastern Idaho. She has been recognized for her writing by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Hearst Journalism Awards, The Idaho Press Club and the Society for Professional Journalists.

Brenda is the author of four books that have been sold to publishers. Three are novels and one is a cookbook. Brenda is an adjunct professor at Idaho State University in the Mass Communication department. She is a graduate of Dixie College in St. George, Utah and was valedictorian of her class at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is the mother of 5 grown children, including two sets of twins (born 20 months apart- yes, 4 kids under the age of 2). And she is now a grandma. Brenda and her husband Dave, a veterinarian, live on a small ranch near the Snake River with their horses, sheep, chickens, and dogs.

Christina Britton Conroy

Novelist/ screenwriter/singer/ actor/ Irish harpist/ Certified Music Therapist/Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, CHRISTINA BRITTON CONROY has many passions. Her first novel, One Man’s Music, received critical acclaim. Her screenplay adaptation of From The Shadow is in preproduction in Hong Kong. Her stories and non-fiction articles have appeared in anthologies and journals.

Her unpublished historical novel, His Majesty’s Theatre, was a finalist in 3 competitions.

David W. Frank

David W. Frank was educated at Harvard University and Stanford University. Virtually all of his career post-college has been spent either teaching in a classroom or acting or directing in a theater

His acting edition of Ibsen’s The Pillars of Society and a loose adaptation of Henry Fielding’s The Mock Doctor have been published on-line (Emelior Publications, 1999). Three original theater pieces have had public performances—Millie’s Birthday Present (a play for children written for and performed on tour by the Blue Phrog players of…

Diana Rubino

Diana is the author of several historical and paranormal novels set in England and the U.S. She’s a longtime member of Romance Writers of America and the Richard III Society. She has written articles for Romantic Times and appeared on The Book Swap Café, shown nationwide on Comcast channels. Diana and her husband own CostPro, Inc., an engineering business based in Cambridge. She is Director of Marketing.

Jim Haberkorn

Jim was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager, he moved with his family to the West Coast, settling in San Francisco for a time before moving to Silicon Valley. After attending college, completing a church mission, and spending six years in the Marines, he found a home in the computer industry in 1978 and has worked there ever since.

Jim has lived on three continents and done business in over forty…


John Anthony Miller

John Anthony Miller lives in New Jersey and is employed as a Nuclear Engineer. Although his profession dictates that most of his writing resides in a technical arena, fiction has always been his passion. He has been writing for years, and has worked one-on-one with an editor from Penguin, who was the instructor in a writing class he attended.



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Lee D. Goldstein

Lee Goldstein was 14 years old when he suffered a devastating injury in a diving accident. Through the loving care of his family, he has become the longest living quadriplegic in the world (60+years).

Lee graduated from UCLA with a degree in industrial relations and began as a technical writer for Litton Industries, where he achieved top secret atomic clearance. During this time, he opened a series of stores called The Smuggler, situated in malls in Los Angeles, where he sold artifacts from around the world…



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Margaree King Mitchell

Margaree King Mitchell is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book UNCLE JED’S BARBERSHOP, illustrated by James E. Ransome, Simon & Schuster, 1993, GRANDDADDY’S GIFT, illustrated by Larry Johnson, BridgeWater/Scholastic, 1997, WHEN GRANDMAMA SINGS, illustrated by James E. Ransome, Amistad/HarperCollins, 2012, THE PEOPLE IN THE PARK, 2013, and WOMAN IN THE PULPIT, 2015.UNCLE JED’S BARBERSHOP, Margaree’s first picture book for children, takes place in the 1920s in the segregated South. Sarah Jean’s favorite relative, Uncle Jed, is an itinerant barber with the dream of owning his own barbershop. Twice Uncle Jed sees his savings disappear, once to get his niece medical care and again when banks fail during the Depression. But he doesn’t give up. At the age of 79…



Mary Ellen Donat

Mary Ellen Donat, a native of Richmond, Indiana, was 15 years old and preparing to attend the Indiana University Writers’ Conference on scholarship when she began to formulate a backstory for a fascinating headline in the local newspaper. The result is In The Shadow of Her Hat.

While doing research for her novel, she wrote a local history column and became a features reporter for a Gannett newspaper. Concurrently, she received an honors degree in English from Indiana University East and was also a member of several boards of directors, including Ivy Tech State College business curriculum, Richmond Power & Light and Richmond city council…



Mike Farris

Mike Farris is of Counsel at the Dallas, Texas law firm of Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, where his practice includes commercial litigation as well as entertainment law, focusing on the movie and publishing industries. Mike is the 2012 chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Sports & Entertainment Law Section, and is an adjunct professor and advisory board member at the University of Dallas in the Graduate School of Management’s Sports and Entertainment Management MBA program. In addition to his law practice, Mike is a literary agent and an award-winning screenwriter…



Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is a prolific author of non-fiction titles, including numerous how-to books. His survival books, Rich Johnson’s Guide to Wilderness Survival (McGraw-Hill), and The Ultimate Survival Manual (Simon & Schuster) have enjoyed brisk sales. His first novel, Code Name: Viper, was first published as an ebook by CandleLight Books and incorporates many survival techniques. Johnson incorporates many survival techniques into The Container, his second novel, originally published by CandleLight Books.



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