Life is messy and Brenda Gayle tries to reflect that in her stories while still leaving readers with a feeling of hope. She wants them to see themselves and people they know in her characters. Brenda claims writing is in her genes.
A Florida native and graduate of the University of North Florida, Cherie’ Summers has spent the last two decades teaching reading and writing. Her previous publications include a short story in Children’s Digest and newsletters for nonprofit organizations.
Kayla Lowe is an editor by day and writer by night. She enjoys novels about the Phantom of the Opera as well as an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction. When she's not writing or editing, she's curled up with her Yorkiepoo or Pomeranian daydreaming up future stories.
Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series, the Shine novellas, and the Twisted Ever After trilogy.
M. R. Noble has played a tug of war between science and art her whole life, but the rope broke when she wrote the first line of The Dark Eyes Series. Immersed up to her keyboard in paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she enjoys blending the real with the surreal.
Kathleen Long is the author of sixteen novels of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction.
Jon Cronshaw is a full-time fantasy and speculative fiction author based in Morecambe, England. Born in Wolverhampton, he has a PhD in the history of art and has written for local and national newspapers across the UK. He’s an avid reader, podcaster, and history geek.
ACF Bookens lives in Virginia Southwest Mountains, where she spends her time watching her young son climb terrifyingly high things, cross-stitching, and gardening with abandon. Find her at bookens.andilit.com. As our Author of the Day, she tells us about her St.
Melissa Yi is an emergency physician and award-winning writer. In her newest crime novel, SCORPION SCHEME, Dr. Hope Sze lands in Cairo and discovers a man with a nail through his skull who might hold the key to millions in buried gold.
Shane Wilson is a storyteller. No matter the medium, the emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story, and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give voice to the abstractions of human experience.