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Bethany Averie is the second-to-the-youngest of eight children. As a kid, she loved fairy tales, especially Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast. Bethany still loves fairy tales, Greek & Roman Mythology, and romance. She resides in the Lone Star State with her real life hero, and a shadow who calls her ‘Mom’. When not writing, Bethany enjoys time with family and friends and dreaming up new worlds. You can find out more about her writing at: http://writebybethany.blogspot.com/ where she blogs about books, writing, and whatever...read more
Teri Thackston is an award-winning, multi-published author of paranormal romance, romantic suspense and western romance. While storytelling is her first love, she also delves into non-fiction writing, with hundreds of articles floating around the web on topics ranging from how to choose a mother-of-the-bride dress to how to process credit cards for your small business. But she can most often be found creating unique worlds for the characters that whisper in her ear, begging to be brought to life. Her stories are known for exciting action as...read more
Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Her most recent release, Wild About You, was the 13th book in a series that mimics its own subject matter by refusing to die. Book 14, The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo, will go on sale in September. Kerrelyn’s paranormal and historical romances are published by HarperCollins. For more information, please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com. Blurb for most recent...read more
Carla Rossi has written everything from Christmas Pageants and school newsletters, to poetry, stage plays, and Christian music. After another thousand pages of humorous essays about friends and family, she completed a novel. In 2004, she joined RWA and her local chapter, and set about the business of learning to write romance. When she’s not squirreled away in her office with her writing partner – a Maine Coon cat – she’s conducting workshops about the craft of writing or adding piano, bass and vocals to a band...read more
Susan C. Muller is a fourth generation Texan. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she majored in Business Administration. She started her first novel at age eleven, but it wasn’t until after she had worked many years and raised a family that she returned to her first love, writing. Her novel, The Secrets on Forest Bend, has won several awards. The Witch on Twisted Oak is due out in September, 2013. Susan lives in Spring, Texas with her rescue dog, Buster, a 120 pound black lab of advanced age. She has two children and...read more
Some authors will tell you they’ve been writing from the day they first held a crayon. Well, other than chubby little fingers, I wasn’t that child. Instead, I explored my dad’s pastures and creek beds pretending to be Sacajawea, building forts, and waging imaginary war against pirates or invading Vikings. Of course, I was the heroine and my team always won. Then one day, I scribbled a skeleton plot on the back of an envelope. I’d made the leap from avid reader to heartfelt writer and resumed living vicariously through...read more
Fun photos of our interesting workshop speakers and presenters. Russian Fencing Master Andrey Geva with two of his young students Yoruba and VooDoo Preistess Ava Kay Jones Hope Ramsay and Carla Kempert Alicia Rasley Scott...read more