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Award-winning author Katie L. Carroll began writing after her sixteen-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places—both real and imagined. She wrote her YA fantasy Elixir Bound, winner of the 2019 Connecticut Author Project for Best YA, and its sequel Elixir Saved so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book.
Joyce Jean Moore is a native of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She attended AIU in Chicago, IL, where she received her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting. She is the owner/CEO of Kingdom Financial Services Management, LLC, located in Atlanta, GA, where she has lived for the past nine years.
Constance has worked, studied, and earned certifications and recognition as author of three books, and is also an artist, muralist with an AA in Environmental Design, illustrator, Intuitive Counselor and certified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher, a published poet, and an avid participant in poetry readings. Her current passion is in being a puppeteer performer for children.
In 2009 I started to seriously write as a way to express my inner feelings. Writing is an extremely interior process, allowing access and expression of deep emotions. Writing my book literally saved my life.
Award-winning Seattle-based author Erica Miner balances her reviews and interviews of real-world musical artists with her fanciful plot fabrications that reveal the dark side of the fascinating world of opera. Erica believes that opera theatres are the perfect places for creating fictional mischief!
Ligia de Wit is a quirky bilingual writer residing in Mexico City. An eternal romantic who’s loved fairy tales and swashbuckling stories all her life, she blends both with fun language and a hefty sprinkle of romance while she’s at it. Her stories are full of personality with endearing characters.
Born in Boston, Ricardo is a Chicago-based author who recently released his debut collection, Computer Love, which has been called “a compilation of poetic, earnest, and arresting tales” by Kirkus Reviews. Outside of writing fiction, he splits his time between climate change advocacy, coding, and riding his bike.
I am a forty-six-year-old housewife with a BA (hons.) in History from the OU. I was born in Mansfield, north Nottinghamshire, but now live in Reading, Berkshire, with my husband. I have always been an avid reader since my earliest memories and was devouring books like the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in Infants School. I read a number of genres which I enjoy for numerous reasons from simple good old escapism to expanding my knowledge. My favourite authors include Raymond E Feist, Matthew Reilly, and Colleen McCollough, amongst many others.
Jasmine is a multiply neurodivergent licensed psychologist working from her psychology practice in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to providing professional supervision to students and other professionals, she works with clients across the neurodiverse spectrum in the context of both psychotherapy and assessment.
Kai Van Dyke is a self-taught poet and artist from Ohio. Kai has always had an eye for the arts and spends the majority of their time writing, reading, and painting. They are passionate about helping people accept and understand themselves. Poetry has been a form of therapy and self-reflection for Kai and they aspire to have their work be just as meaningful to the reader.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Alyssa gets deep and personal in her first published poetry collection. These poems cover a range of personal challenges every young adult has experienced through the course of growing up. Although Alyssa is quite vocal and advocates for herself and others today, she was a very shy and reserved child. Alyssa grew up with a love for writing as early as five years old, despite her struggles with dyslexia. Her mom began buying her journals, which encouraged her to write as she began using writing as an outlet to express herself. She found…