Reader's and Writer's Expo Exhibitors
Author of Ian and the Great Silver Dragon Bry-Ankh available in chapter book form and the brand new audio CD. Learn more: http://www.greatsilverdragon.com
True Crime novelist Dolores Clay is the author of Dying to Love Amanda.
About the book:
Mike DeWitt and Amanda Rivers are in love. But Amanda slowly realizes that, to Mike, love means abuse, control, and jealously. After several years in this toxic relationship, Amanda has met someone new and has the courage to leave, but this triggers a merciless demon in Mike. Within weeks, someone will be hurt, someone will be used, and someone will die as Amanda struggles to break free of Mike’s control As the story unfolds, rising newspaper reporter Annette DeAngelo, tries to break the story that could change her career…or end her life.
Join Candice as she takes you on her journey of coming face-to-face with being a fatherless daughter, to living an amazing life filled with healing and wholeness in the international best-selling book Invisible Dad.
As a fatherless child, your interpretation of society is a little different. Incomplete is what you constantly feel when you see fathers on television, in the grocery store, and on social media. And no matter how much you try to voice your feelings, you steadily are sucked into life’s woes. Perfection is the perfect way for you to mentally escape. Ultimately, you never deal with the trials of your childhood, leaving you to grow into a person that lacks confidence in your emotional voice.
Recently recognized as an International Book Award Finalist, Religion: Christian Inspirational category, Invisible Dad, will help you find the strength to:
• Let go of a dead illusion to receive the richness of God’s beauty
• Release control of a perfect picture and relinquish judgement
• Conquer the road to restoration
• Live in your own truth
• And much more!
Candice’s life-changing journey will show you how to come to terms with who you truly are. Full of raw feelings, interesting twists, and a desperate plea for peace, it will help you transform your life into the best “you” you can be. This book is what you’ve truly been looking for!
Learn more: https://www.invisibledadjourney.com
The award-winning author of 8 romance novels and 4 short stories, Donna MacMeans made a wrong turn many years ago when she majored in Accounting. Balancing books just can’t compete with crafting plots and inventing memorable characters. A licensed CPA, she manages to write seductively witty Victorian historical romance, time-travel romance and historical paranormal romance in what can only be described as her dream job.
She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America, a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Historical Love & Laughter, the Aspen Gold, the Write Touch and numerous regional contests. Her time-travel, Charming the Professor, is a National Readers Choice Award finalist. Her books have been translated and sold in many countries. She even has a Japanese manga edition of her first novel.
Donna lives in Central Ohio with her husband and adult daughter. She anticipates being a First time grandmother in September and can’t wait.
Learn more: https://www.DonnaMacMeans.com
Ray Wenck taught elementary school for 35 years. He was also the chef/owner of DeSimone’s Italian restaurant for more than 25 years. After retiring he became a lead cook for Hollywood casinos and the kitchen manager for the Toledo Mud Hens. Now he spends most of his time writing and doing book tours, meeting old and new fans and friends around the country.
Ray is the author of nine novels including the highly acclaimed, Amazon Top 20 post-apocalyptic series, Random Survival, the paranormal thriller, Ghost of a Chance and the mystery/suspense Danny Roth series. A list of his other novels can be viewed at raywenck.com.
His hobbies include reading, hiking, cooking and playing the harmonica.
Ray lives in the Toledo area where most of his stories are based.
Learn more: https://www.raywenck.com/
R.C. Durkee is a writer and an award winning artist who blends her love of history, nature and the rural life into her creative projects. The sixth generation to have lived on her family’s 183 year old farm, she has raised horses, sheep, cows and crops. She has written and published short stories and essays for over twenty-five years and in 2014, Moonshine Cove Publishing published her debut novel, Rum Run, a historical fiction set during 1920’s Prohibition on and around Lake Erie. Rum Run was selected to participate in the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus. A member of the Historical Novel Society, she does talks and programs about her novel and local history. She is currently working on her second novel set during the Civil War.
Learn more: https://www.rcdurkee.com/
jerjonji is a YA author from Dayton Ohio with four books published with WordBranch Publishing. They are: Panda Girl, Red Kicks, Four Winds, and The Wilding Days. A historical fiction story for MidGrade readers, The Wampum Bracelet, will be released this year. She is currently working on a novel about homeless families. The first episode of her graphic novel, Jubilation Strikes, is in the process of being illustrated. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Learn more: https://www.jerjonji.com
William N. Skirball Writers’ Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library
The new William N. Skirball Writers’ Center, located in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, is the first of its kind at an Ohio public library. The center offers free writing programs and a variety of resources and opportunities for traditional and self-published authors, including the SELF-e digital self-publishing platform which makes local author e-books available to library patrons.
Susan Kay Box Brunner
Susan is a Christian author. The women in her books are all tiny windows of her–her life, circumstances, situations, friends and family before, during and after her auto accident. Her books reflect her 30-year memory loss. The theme throughout her books lets you know that God listens, cares and loves unconditionally. His grace and hope are ever present. You can achieve anything if it is God’s will.
Learn more: http://booksbysusan.com
Children’s Author — Laura Eckroat
Laura Eckroat resides in Monroe, WI with her husband and her two rescued dogs–Muffin & Shadow. Mrs. Eckroat was previously an elementary school teacher. She loves gardening and holding writing workshops for school age children. Laura is the author of The Life of Bud, 2010 North Texas Book Festival Best Children’s Book winner; A Simpler Time; Went Out To Get A Donut-Came Home With a Muffin–Texas Association of Authors-Best Children’s Book Age 7 & Under-2013; What’s In the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”; Red Goes To Kindergarten — Texas Association of Authors-Best Children’s Book Age 7 & Under-2016. My latest book — Daisy – A Life Cycle Series will be released in June, 2016.
Learn more: http://www.lauraeckroat.blogspot.com
Sharon R. Hunter
ndependently published author Sharon R. Hunter, entered her first writing at the Y-City Writers of Zanesville, Ohio. It was not a writing of romance but an inspirational writing thanks to her special needs daughter, Lauren, which won her a second place ribbon.A romance reader at heart, Sharon took up writing in her late forties, finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. Encouraged by her husband Jeff, and a handful of special girlfriends, she’s developed into an inspiring romance writer. Most of her writings revolve around her dreams and she enjoys twisting and turning them into tangled webs to create passionate love affairs.
Residing in Streetsboro, Ohio, Sharon is at home with her husband Jeff, daughter’s Meghan and Lauren, son Beau, and their furry feline children. Writing for Sharon is no longer a hobby; it is a budding career.
Current romance novels by Sharon are, the Ranch Series: “The Rancher’s Wife & Love on the Ranch” “Happy Hooker’s Bait & Tackle Shop, A Romantic Comedy”
You can follow Sharon on Facebook at Sharon R. Hunter, Author.
Wade Leslie Meyer
It’s a fairly simple question… What shall I bring? You can find the answer at the local grocery in the form of two pounds of potato salad from the deli case, or… you can “Wow!” your friends at the party with a creative dish that is tasty AND easy to prepare. Leave the triple axles, Salchow jumps, and double toe loops for the ice skating arena. You can stick the landing. Wade Leslie Meyer has put together 25 tantalizing recipes with the level of difficulty identified through a unique system he calls the Murphy’s Law of Recipes. Whether you are a bachelor, kitchen newbie, or simply an expert with an overstuffed schedule, unique dishes such as Shrimpshrooms and Cookie Dough Ball will personalize your appearance at the event. How often can you find reading entertainment and killer dishes in a compact volume? The fun starts when you begin the recipe. You can talk like Salty the Pirate, learn from Cathy’s Tip du Jour, and meet Dr. Mathstein, all in one spot… at What Shall I Bring?
Laura Freeman has been a reporter for the past twelve years for the Record Publishing Co. in Kent, Ohio, and covers the historic town of Hudson, Ohio. She has won the Press Club of Cleveland’s Ohio Excellence in Journalism award twice and the Ohio Newspaper Association award several times. Her historic romance novels include “Impending Love and War” which takes place in the fictional town of Darrow Falls and involves runaway slaves, a journey on a canal boat, and lessons on how to court a girl. Her second novel, “Impending Love and Death,” can be read independently but is part of the Impending Love series. Set in 1861, the heroine must find out what has happened to her husband after the Battle of Bull Run. Her third novel, “Impending Love and Lies” is due out in a few months and is set in 1862 and follows the characters from Akron, Ohio, to the Battle of Antietam.
She lives in Ohio where she is working on her next book, “Impending Love and Capture.”
Learn more: https://Authorfreeman.wordpress.com
J.D. Tippey first began as a screenwriter before attempting the printed page, debuting as a novelist in 2015 with The Waking Dream, an epic adventure with flavors of science fiction and fantasy. Golden Globe nominated actress Irene Bedard, best known for voicing Disney’s Pocahontas, recently completed her captivating reading of the audiobook. While a sequel is in the works for next year, 2016 will also see the release of his second novel, A Reflection, a contemporary drama. Some of his favorite writers and inspirations are J.R.R. Tolkien, Washington Irving, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and Ray Bradbury.
Learn more: https://www.jdtippey.com
Myrna Stone is the author of four full-length books of poetry: In the Present Tense: Portraits of My Father, a Finalist for the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Casanova Chronicles, a Finalist for the 2011 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; How Else to Love the World; and The Art of Loss, for which she received the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year Award. She is the recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry, a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, a Distinguished Entry Award in the Campbell Corner 2004 Poetry Contest, for which she received a stipend and an invitation to read at Poets House in New York City, and the 2002 Poetry Award from Weber, The Contemporary West. In 2015 Stone presented five morning lectures on Poetry as a member of the faculty of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. Her poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Every Day Poems, and have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, River Styx and Southwest Review, among many others. Her work has also appeared in nine anthologies, including Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse; I Have My Own Song For It: Modern Poems of Ohio; and Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, and a poem from her last book was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Stone is a founding member of The Greenville Poets, based in Greenville, Ohio, and lives with her husband in an 18th century farmhouse they moved from Rhode Island.
Learn more: https://greenvillepoets.org
For the Love of Words
For the Love of Words is a publication and forum sponsored by WriteNow Publishing. We aim to promote and inspire our local authors by providing professional editing and publishing services for those looking to get their work out to the public. Writing is a work of creativity, and WNP recognizes the creator in all literature, and their need for an extra eye every now and then. For the Love of Words is a publication that spotlights local authors and their publications and offers writing articles on everything from establishing online presences, to creating a dramatic story arc. For more information or to find out how to be included in upcoming issues, please visit our website at: www.WNPublishing.org
Carrie Rubin is an award-winning author, physician, and public health advocate. Her medical thrillers include The Seneca Scourge (Whiskey Creek Press, 2012) and Eating Bull (ScienceThrillers Media, 2015), a recent Silver Medal IPPY Award winner for Great Lakes, Best Regional Fiction. The novel explores body-shaming, food addiction, and the food industry’s role in obesity. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers association and will serve on a panel at their annual ThrillerFest in New York City this summer. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.
Learn more: https://carrierubin.com/
Sandra J. Philipson and Jenny Campbell
Sandra Philipson and Jenny Campbell are author and illustrator respectively of the Max and Annie series of books. Philipson and Campbell are frequent school visitors, presenting their literacy programs in over 500 schools in Ohio and surrounding states. The Max and Annie series has been popular with kindergarten through fifth grade students, parents, and school librarians for its humor, inspiration and true to life dog stories.
Learn more: http://maxandannie.com