Cynthia Austin

Cynthia Austin is a multi-published author who lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Sheepadoodle named Chowder. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”

Ray Dan Parker

A writer, lecturer and consultant, Ray Dan Parker lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife of more than forty years. When not writing, he spends his time working outdoors, teaching and serving in his community.

Jacqueline Corcoran

Jacqueline Corcoran lives outside Washington D.C. with her husband, two children, and two adopted cats. She is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a psychotherapist at Arlington Behavior Therapy. She is the author of A SURREALIST AFFAIR. MURDER IN GEORGETOWN is the first in the Academic Mom Mystery Series.

Charlene Wexler

Native Chicagoan Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office manager and as a wife, mom, and grandmother.

In retirement, her lifelong passion for writing has led to her creation of several essays, short stories, and novels. Among her novels are: Lori, Murder on Skid Row, Elephants in the Room, Murder Across The Ocean, and Milk and Oranges.

J.L. Crafts

J.L. Crafts was raised on the outskirts of a very large city in Southern California. Thankfully, back in those days, the very distant outskirts of that city still included open spaces and small ranches. As a young boy, he worked wrangling horses on one of those ranches learning to rope, ride, and train one of the most magnificent animals our planet has to offer. Those early years created a lifelong connection with not only horses but with the West of the 1800’s. College led to law school followed by over thirty years of trying cases to juries up and down the state of California. Speaking to juries in a simple directness, he did what he could to elicit facts and arguments wherever possible through stories of life in the saddle and open spaces. He now spends his days creating those stories on the page and enjoys every minute of it.

David Tabatsky

David has authored, co-authored and edited several novels, including The Boy Behind the Door (KTAV), Friends Like These (Speaking Volumes), The Marijuana Project (SDS Publishing), The Battle of Zig Zag Pass (Speaking Volumes), Slipping Reality (Author House), Drunk Log (Speaking Volumes) and So Much for Happy (WE Edutainment)

Dick Brown

Dick Brown

Dick Brown has always been fascinated by western history – mountain men, wagon trains, gold rushes, cattle drives, notorious outlaws, ghost towns, and transcontinental railroads; however, he has concentrated much of his recent writing on one region of the American West in particular – the Grand Canyon. He has spent decades researching the early pioneers and the Canyon’s bumpy road from unbridled backcountry to a national park. It is the venerable pioneers of the late nineteenth century, with their struggles to survive and thrive on the ragged edge of this tremendous abyss, that inspired Dick to write this historical novel. The story is based on his own exploration below the rims of the Canyon, on the Colorado River, on the twisted trails, on a mule named Hank, in the copper mines, and at the sites of primitive camps and lodges of a bygone era. During his writing career, Dick has authored and co-authored five award-winning books and has been published in numerous periodicals. He is a retired systems engineer and president of the Grand Canyon Historical Society. As a former Navy submariner, he is a regular contributor to the journal The Submarine Review. He is also past editor of the magazine Ballooning. Dick lives in the forested mountains of central New Mexico, enjoying retirement with his wife and two feral cats. 

Mark C. Jackson

Mark C. Jackson

Originally from Oklahoma, Mark C. Jackson is the author of the Americana Historical Fiction Series The Tales of Zebadiah Creed that includes An Eye for an Eye, (his first book and winner of the American Fiction Award for best Historical/Adventure, 2018), his second novel, The Great Texas Dance, and the third book of the trilogy, Blue Rivers of Heaven. He wrote the four-part series Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid for the acclaimed podcast Legends of the Old West. Mark is also an award-winning songwriter and composer who resides in Chula Vista, California with his wife Judy, their cat Mr. Kitty, and their dog Hazel Nut. 

Brian Felgoise

Brian Felgoise

Brian Felgoise, Esq., has enjoyed an extremely varied professional career. He is a graduate of Temple University Law School and has been practicing class-action law for more than 25 years. He has been appointed lead counsel, co-lead counsel, and class counsel in numerous cases throughout the country. Felgoise has been involved in cases where billions of dollars have been recovered for class members who lost a significant amount of money.

Felgoise has represented numerous individuals in “garden-variety” personal injury matters, where he recovered millions for his injured clients.

In addition to practicing law, Felgoise was the driving force behind the creation of TeachPrivacy, a consulting company he co-founded, which provides e-Learning to businesses, and training for companies such as Intel, Caterpillar, American Express, and McKesson.

Hawk MacKinney

Hawk MacKinney

With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. His professional writing includes articles on chordate neuroembryology, and aerospace research on muscle metabolic behavior in multi-orbital environments.

In addition, Hawk has authored several works of fiction, including his Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series and his Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series which have received national and international attention.

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