NOTABLE AUTHOR BIO-DIRECTORY
Clayton Bye, Author/Editor/Reviewer
Category: Novelist, Short Stories, Poetry
Clayton Bye is a writer, editor and publisher. The author of 9 books and a varied collection of short stories, poems, articles and hundreds of reviews, he is in the process of releasing his second anthology of short stories by talented authors from around the world.
Stuart Carruthers, Independent Author
Stuart is a writer of fiction and marketing materials and has
published 2 novellas of the Harry Patterson Adventures and will publish another
in 2013. His first near-fi novel will be published in Q1 of 2013.
R. L. Cherry, Author/Columnist/ Raconteur
Suspense, Historical fiction
R.L. Cherry has been writing an oft-humorous column on hot rods
and classic cars for The Union newspaper of Grass Valley, CA for over seven
years. His first book, Christmas Cracker, was published in July of
2012. It is a murder mystery, set in England, with a wise-cracking female
detective from Southern California solving the case. His suspense novel,
Foul Shot, about a Chicago Police detective who becomes involved with a wild,
troubled woman who changes his life, is to be released early in 2013.
Three Legs of the Cauldron, a sago set in early medieval Scotland, is
undergoing editing and scheduled for later in 2013.
Linda Hales, Author
Category: Childrens Books
Blurb: Linda Hales is a writer, committed to publishing storybooks with a moral for children up to the age of 7. She currently has two books on her roster, one for each of two new series, 'Sunshine' and 'Andy-Roo'. In 2013, Linda plans to release two more titles and a coordinated series of matching coloring books.
T. R. Heinan, Writer/Author
Category: Historical Fiction/Horror
Heinan is the executive director of an international NGO that supports orphaned
children. His debut novel, L’immortalité: Madame
Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen, (ISBN-13:
978-0615634715) quickly gained to 5-star reviews and is recommended by New
Orleans’ highest rated tour guides. Acclaimed for his careful research,
inclusion of the best NOLA urban legends, and descriptive writing style, Heinan
has captured the story of New Orleans’ most haunted house in a style that moves
from the macabre to the humorous in an inspiring tale of the power of
compassion and a meditation on what folks will do to capture immortality.
Trish Jackson, Author
Author of extraordinary romantic suspense and romantic comedy.
Spicy, suspenseful and sometimes politically incorrect.
Fran Lewis, Author/Educator/Talk Show Host/Interviewer/Five Star Indie Book Reviewer
Category: Non-Fiction, Horror and Children’s
Fran Lewis is an author, book reviewer,
talk show host and reading and writing staff developer. The author of ten
published titles. Fran has published five children’s books, two horror and
three non-fiction. She is currently working on the third book in her Faces
Behind the Stones Series and A Fourth in her Bertha and Tillie Series.
Marta Merajver-Kurlat, Writer & Translator
Category: novelist, essayist, biographer,
An Argentinean Literature teacher and psychoanalyst, Marta
Merajver-Kurlat has published fiction in Spanish, been translated into English
and Korean, and written most of her non-fiction in English. She is currently
working on a novel in English under the provisional title of The
Men in My Life, to be released soon by Jorge Pinto Books Inc., New
York, NY, and starting a project that reflects her studies of Greek myth. You
can check her website to find out about her community and read excellent guest
Delinda L. McCann, Author
Category: Social Issues, Romance
Delinda is a social psychologist and author. Her first career focussed on special needs populations. She is now using her many years of experience to write novels touching on the human condition. While writing about tough subjects Delinda sees the humor in life and tries to give her stories an element of light. Currently she has three books available "Lies That Bind", "M'TK Sewer Rat: End of an Empire" and "M'TK Sewer Rat: Birth of a Nation." Her novel "Something About Maudy" is due out in the spring of 2013 with "Taking Gramma Home" to follow in the early summer.
Dan O'Brien. Novelist/Editor/Consultant
Category: Science Fiction. Fantasy. Horror. Non-fiction.
A psychologist, author, philosopher, freelance editor, and skeptic, Dan O’Brien has published several novels and currently has many in print, including: The End of the World Playlist, Bitten, The Journey, The Ocean and the Hourglass, The Portent, The Path of the Fallen, Book of Seth, and Cerulean Dreams. Follow him on Twitter (@AuthorDanOBrien) or visit his blog at http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com. He also works as an editor at Empirical, a national magazine with a strong West Coast vibe. Find out more about the magazine at www.empiricalmagazine.com
Micki Peluso, Author/Journalist/Reviewer
Category: Non-fiction, poetry, journalism, multi-genre short fiction and non-fiction, biography and memoirs
Micki Peluso began writing as a catharsis for grief over the loss of her teenage daughter to a DUI vehicular homicide, leading to her spectacular memoirs AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG. This led to a career as a journalist,staff writer at one award-winning newspaper and slice of life humorist at her daily newspaper. She has published short stories and articles, and won contests and awards in various print magazines, newspapers and e-zines. Micki reviews books for two noted book review on-line sites and also does book reviews on a FREELANCE basis. Her work in progress is a compilation of her work into a book is called "Heartbeats ....Slices of Life" to be released in late 2013.
D. M. Pirrone/Diane Piron-Gelman,
Author and Editor
Categories: Mystery, suspense, historical
D.M. Pirrone is the nom de plume of Diane Piron-Gelman, a
longtime freelance writer and editor. No Less In Blood is her first mystery novel. A Chicago
native, history buff and avid reader, Ms. Piron-Gelman is a member of Mystery
Writers of America (Midwest) and Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland chapter). Her
most recent project, A Judgment In Ashes,
follows Irish detective Frank Hanley’s quest to solve a rabbi’s murder, with
unexpected help from the rabbi’s headstrong daughter, in the harsh winter just
after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Sharla Shults, Author
Sharla Shults is a writer of inspirational and historical poetry with three
published books to her credit. Two books, Echoes and Rememberings have been published under the category
of inspirational poetry. Her third and most recent, Awakenings
from Then ’til Now, is historical poetry focusing on America.
Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D, Writer/Author
Juvenile Fiction, People & Places, Multicultural
Cherrye S. Vasquez is a
public school administrator and an adjunct professor. She specializes in
Multi-cultural education and holds certifications in Early Childhood
Handicapped, Mid-Management and Educational Diagnostician. She loves children
and believes that they should love self-first, and affirm their belief in who
they are and what they aspire to become in life. Cherrye’s platform topics
center on diversity and bullying issues, and topics of relevance which draws
effective discourse and dialogue around her platform. She has published two
journal books titled: Diversity Daybook: Journal, and Affirmation
Daybook: Journal. Cherrye also worked alongside her daughter Kelly,
as they created a little girl’s diary titled, Guess What? Dear Diary, Cherrye
is the author and her daughter is the illustrator. Cherrye is also the author
of No Tildes onTuesday. Soon, Cherrye will have another children’s chapter book
published, Dedicated Identity, to be released summer 2013