Alexis Powers most recent book is a memoir entitled Don’t Die Before Paris, a sometimes funny, a sometimes sad story of her life after her husband died when her daughters were 12 and 13 leaving them penniless. Alexis was already deep into a drinking problem but she continued to work and raise her daughters as a single mother. Sober for over 25 years, Alexis wrote her story to inspire mothers to accept their role in their children’s lives. [Read more...]
Angela Morrison graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Eastern Washington on the wheat farm where Taken by Storm is set. After over a decade abroad in Canada, Switzerland and Singapore, she and her family are happily settled on the edge of the Sonoran desert in Mesa, Arizona. Angela enjoys speaking to writers and readers of all ages about her craft. She has visited over 50 schools since her debut where she involves students in her creative process as they search for the perfect teen heroine and . . . the guy. She has four children—mostly grown up—and the most remarkable grandson in the universe. [Read more...]
“When I read a book touting the contributions of maybe a couple of dozen women, I began to realize that I could almost qualify as a remarkable woman, myself. I’ve listed some of the things I recall that may indicate my progression into “The Greatest Generation.” [Read more...]
Anna del C Dye is a fantasy author. She loves reading, but had few opportunities to do so while growing up. Once married she was introduced to the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books that she admits to having collected.
Anna’s brother-in-law Merlin Dye is a cancer survivor.
Her published books include: [Read more...]
Hakim, and his best friend Terrance dog go missing. Shadow disappears one day and with the help of Terrance, Hakim’s family and people from the neighborhood, Hakim and Shadow are reunited. The book depicts friendship, hope and devotion to a dog.
Bernadine wants children to know that it is important to do the right thing, even though that isn’t always easy. The book is easy to read and understand. It will also help children survive a most difficult time in their life while learning to deal with life on their own. [Read more...]
“Writing has been a passion since I was a little girl. I first discovered the art of pen to paper watching my mother make out her grocery list. It did not take long for me to discover that those indecipherable squiggles meant words, and words have power. What joy I experienced as a first grader learning to write my name. Now the stories dancing in my head would find a home on paper. I hope you will follow me in my journey to share what I have written.” [Read more...]
Betty Webb is the author of the popular Lena Jones mystery series: Desert Cut, Desert Run, Desert Shadows, Desert Wives, and Desert Noir. Betty now shows her softer side in a new series set in the Gunn Zoo, a fictional California zoo.
As a journalist and literary critic for more than 25 years, Betty—a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, where her detective Lena Jones also lives—has interviewed U. S. presidents, Nobel prize-winners, astronauts who’ve walked on the moon, polygamy runaways, the homeless, and the hopeless. Now retired from journalism to write full time, she also contributes to the Small Press column for Mystery Scene magazine and teaches creative writing at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. [Read more...]
Beverly Phillips was one of the first women in the Presbyterian Church (USA) to receive a master of divinity degree which she earned at San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1961. She was ordained to be the Hunger Action Enabler for Chicago Presbytery and later served as a regional organizer for Bread for the World for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Now retired, Phillips and her husband live in Arizona, where she writes books, Bible studies and texts for the women’s retreats which she leads. Her email address is email@example.com and you can read her blog at www.beverlyjanephillips. [Read more...]
Caroll Hofeling Morris co-author of the Company of Good Women Trilogy and Leaning into the Curves.
“I was born in Lovell, Wyoming, east of Yellowstone National Park and west of the Big Horn Mountains. The second of four children born to Dola Harris and William (Bill) Hofeling, I grew up surrounded by Porter and Harris relatives. I have many wonderful memories of time spent at Clearview Farm, which is where my Harris grandparents lived. Music, reading, church activities, horseback riding, going to the mountains and 4-H were among the activities that defined my youth in Wyoming. I had my first experiences as a writer. In the fourth grade, I gave some poems I’d written to my teacher. She promptly lost them! In sixth grade, a poem I wrote was printed in the school paper. [Read more...]