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Friday, April 26
 

10:00am

Christian Fiction: What is it? Why We Write It
Join four award-winning Christian Fiction authors as they talk about the Christian publishing world and what goes into the making of an inspirational novel. Books with a Christian world view tackle today's topics with reality and grace. Twenty-first century Christian Fiction is more than quaint prairies and handsome pastors.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Conrad

Emily Conrad

Emily Conrad lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two rescue dogs. She loves Jesus and enjoys road trips to the mountains, but always ends up coming home to the town where she grew up. She enjoys life there so much, she fictionalized her hometown to create the setting for her debut... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Britton

Barbara Britton

Barbara M. Britton lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes Christian fiction for teens and adults. Barb brings little-known Bible stories to light in her Tribes of Israel series. She is a member of the American Christian... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Rae

Olivia Rae

Olivia Rae is an award-winning author of historical and contemporary inspirational romance. She spent her school days dreaming of knights, princesses and far away kingdoms; it made those long, boring days in the classroom go by much faster. Nobody was more shocked than her when she... Read More →
avatar for Jerusha Agen

Jerusha Agen

Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner, but knows God is there too. So naturally, she writes suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. With a B.A. in English and a background in screenwriting, Jerusha is the author of the Fear Warrior Blog, where she writes about fighting against fear in our everyday lives.You’ll often find Jerusha sharing irresistibly adorable photos of her Furry Fear Warriors (three big dogs and two little cats) on social media... Read More →


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2:00pm

Gathering and Sharing Veterans' Stories
Veterans have amazing stories to tell — of camaraderie, foreign lands, valiant service, the death and destruction of war ... and their emotional attempts to heal from the pain held years within. Sharing these experiences can be extremely emotional for the one tasked with capturing that story as well. How can we preserve these memories with sensitivity and respect? Join Jenny Vanden Heuvel, Kim Viduski and Kristin Bouchard as they discuss their journey in justly chronicling the stories of the Vietnam Veterans’ of the historic, first-of-its-kind Old Glory Honor Flight: “Return to Nam."

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Bouchard

Kristin Bouchard

Transforming thoughts into stories is what drives Kristin Bouchard’s writing. Whether it’s about local crisis counselors, travel management experts, over-the-road truckers and most recently, Vietnam Veterans, creating a story can inform, motivate and even heal.With more than 20... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Vanden Heuvel

Jenny Vanden Heuvel

Jenny Vanden Heuvel first became involved with Old Glory Honor Flight in 2011, playing saxophone in the Swing Time Big Band for flight "welcome home" celebrations. Also a professional graphic designer, she started volunteering for other tasks, including advertising for benefit programs... Read More →
avatar for Kim Viduski

Kim Viduski

Name it. Kim Viduski has probably written for it: Big mother vehicles, a small cell phone service provider, a regional sub & sandwich shop, an internationally known green & gold football team, and various do-good, feel-good services for people and pets.With nearly 20 years as a Senior... Read More →


4:00pm

Writing a Memoir on Parenthood
Memoir writers will hear from an established panel of authors on what writers might consider before publishing a memoir about their own family.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Swenson

Jill Swenson

Jill Swenson is a literary agent and developmental editor who specializes in memoir and narrative nonfiction. After graduating from Lawrence University, she earned her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. A recovering academic, she gave up the golden handcuffs of tenure in 2002 when... Read More →
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Laura Jean Baker

Raised by therapists and married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect.She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study.Her essays have appeared at The... Read More →
avatar for David McGlynn

David McGlynn

David McGlynn is the author of three books – One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons From an Unexpected Fatherhood, A Door in the Ocean, and the 2008 story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, all published by Counterpoint Press. A Door in the Ocean was reviewed on National... Read More →


4:00pm

Hip Hopportunities & Raptivism
Join Cujo, Karen, Derrick and James in a session with workshop elements involving the writing process, embedding meaning into writing, and using writing as a meditative tool for self-growth. Accompanied by musical and spoken word poetry performances to retain attention, finish with a future vision of ways to utilize old forms and old tools in new ways to hit new viewers with Cujo, James Gavins, & Derrick V. Holt.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Karen Reece

Dr. Karen Reece

President, Urban Community Arts Network
Dr. Karen Reece is a founding member and serves as President of Urban Community Arts Network. Karen develops programming, writes grants and curriculum, and facilitates community organizing in the Hip-Hop community. Karen served as chair of the City of Madison's Task Force on Equity... Read More →
avatar for Cujo

Cujo

This is bigger than hip-hop. Since Cujo was a child he could remember always being stuck with this feeling that something was amiss in the world around him. As he learned more and more about history, and the system that currently occupies us one thing has became abundantly clear... Read More →
avatar for James Gavins

James Gavins

James Gavins received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Scholarship recipient. He joined YAI in summer of 2015 as a First Wave Intern before launching his professional career as the Youth Video Arts Mentor... Read More →


 
Saturday, April 27
 

10:00am

We Need Diverse Books
Join Catherine Lundoff, Lee Pulaski, Silvia Acevedo, & Lora Hyler in a panel to address the lack of diverse narratives in children's literature, adult literature, and genre fiction. The panelists will lead discussion through a diverse lens, with topics such as how we can promote inclusiveness in books for all ages and experiences, and how we can celebrate diverse books.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning bisexual writer, editor and publisher from Minneapolis. She is the author of Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and editor of the forthcoming pirate anthology, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), as well... Read More →
avatar for Lee Pulaski

Lee Pulaski

Lee Pulaski has published more than a dozen books, most of them taking place in Wisconsin. From romance to mysteries to the supernatural, Lee specializes in showing the love between two men and how they navigate through the trials of life. After publishing his first book, “The Colors... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Acevedo

Silvia Acevedo

Silvia Acevedo is a journalist and novelist. In her 20+ years in news, she’s interviewed presidential candidates, covered national and international stories, and guest hosted a television morning talk show. Silvia currently freelances at various news publications and performs voice-over... Read More →
avatar for Lora Hyler

Lora Hyler

Lora Hyler's debut middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, was published in March 2018. The book is available throughout the U.S., Australia, Portugal and the UK. Lora has written hundreds of articles, several full-length screenplays, and short stories... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
KI Convention Center—Breakout Room 6A 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

10:00am

How to Break into Freelance Writing
Ever wondered how to begin freelance writing, but don't know where to start? Join Terra L. Fletcher, Amanda Lauer, & Marci Martin in a workshop to learn the basics of freelancing, and how to start a career in it.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Ridley

Elizabeth Ridley

Elizabeth Ridley is the author of five novels (most recently, “Searching for Celia,” Bold Strokes Books, 2015) and four co-written memoirs, including “Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World” (with Joal Derse Dauer, Kensington, 2017) and the upcoming... Read More →
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Amanda Lauer

Amanda Lauer is an avid reader and history buff. The journalist fulfilled a lifelong goal with the publication of her debut novel, A World Such as Heaven Intended on October 29, 2014. The novel hit No. 1 on Amazon/Kindle shortly after publication, was the 2016 YA CALA award winner... Read More →
avatar for Marci Martin

Marci Martin

A lifelong lover of the written word, Marci Martin has been stringing them together in different ways for a long time. A professional grant, proposal and business services writer, she published her first fiction work, Lily Laughs, in January 2015. Her second fiction novel, Whiskey... Read More →
avatar for Terra L. Fletcher

Terra L. Fletcher

Terra L. Fletcher, professional speaker and nonfiction author, started her first business at 15 and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. She studies communication because she knows she can do better and enjoys helping others do the same. Terra learned some of her best communication... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
KI Convention Center—Breakout Room 5A 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

12:00pm

Writing & Publishing Sci-fi/Paranormal/Fantasy Fiction
From inhuman shape-shifters to cursed amulets; a zombie apocalypse with exploding mutants; strange, new realms and unexplored dimensions — welcome to the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, and the paranormal! A diverse collective of speculative fiction authors will share their trials, adulation to the craft, the horrors of publishing, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Whitmore

Christopher Whitmore

Christopher Whitmore was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in the waning years of the swinging sixties. He has been a writer since he first took crayon in hand and posted his manifesto on the family refrigerator – a rambling screed about the inherent evils of broccoli.His formative... Read More →
avatar for David Michael Williams

David Michael Williams

President, Publisher, Author, One Million Words Publishing
David Michael Williams has suffered from a storytelling addiction for as long as he can remember. With a background in journalism, public relations, and marketing, he also flaunts his love affair with the written word as an author of speculative fiction. His most recent books include... Read More →
avatar for Kira Shayde

Kira Shayde

As a paranormal romance author, Kira Shayde explores somewhat atypical pairings and settings and can't help adding a twinge of societal awareness to her works, but the focus is always on the developing relationship, passion, and happily ever after.  Kira also writes young adult fantasy... Read More →
avatar for Mark Engels

Mark Engels

Mark J. Engels is the author of multiple award-nominated ALWAYS GRAY IN WINTER from Thurston Howl Publications, first in a paranormal sci-fi thriller series featuring the modern-day remnant of an ancient clan of werecats. A railroader and electrical engineer, Mark wrote for industry... Read More →
avatar for Jevenna Willow

Jevenna Willow

Jevenna Willow is a Wisconsin native, by heart and by choice. The moment she could hold a pencil was the beginning to her imagination running wild. She fears it has escaped the boundaries of confinement, and hence she now has in print over 50 romance novels in six different genres... Read More →
avatar for Steven Mitchell

Steven Mitchell

S.C.Mitchell is a writer of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy romance, who crafts unique and wondrous worlds where characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through demon-filled dimensions, deep space, or ancient mythological heavens, heroes and heroines face fantastic... Read More →


12:00pm

Writing About Grief, Violence, Fear, & Trauma
Join this talented group of published authors in this workshop on writing about the darkest times of life, and navigating this interesting and enlightening path for creativity. 

Speakers
avatar for Madame Renee Beese

Madame Renee Beese

Madame Renee Beese is a mother of 2, grandmother of 5. She entered law enforcement in her 20s and retiring at 30. She returned to school for natural health and massage for 11 years. One day she woke up with a vision of a book called You Are It. This started a book series by Gramma... Read More →
avatar for Christy Wopat

Christy Wopat

Christy Wopat’s memoir, “Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies,” was published by Orange Hat Publishing. A 4th-grade teacher, busy mama, and wife, Christy has always relied on writing as a way to cope. Recently she decided to use that strength... Read More →
avatar for Christi Clancy

Christi Clancy

Christi Clancy’s novel, The Second Home, will be published by St. Martins Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun Magazine, and in literary journals such as Glimmer Train, Hobart, Pleiades and elsewhere. She teaches English at Beloit... Read More →
avatar for Karla Manternach

Karla Manternach

Karla Manternach grew up in small-town Iowa, a grubby kid in tube socks who once stopped a parade by running in front of a fire truck for candy. When she was older, Karla detasseled corn, read Star Trek novels, and studied languages that no one speaks anymore. Today, she lives with... Read More →
avatar for Vicky Meawasige Reed

Vicky Meawasige Reed

Vicky Meawasige Reed lives in Howard WI, where she finds inspiration in her family. She wrote her debut memoir, Path of the Turquoise Warrior, in honor of her father who passed in 2010 from cancer. She is currently working on a children's book and hopes to finish a work of fiction... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
KI Convention Center—Breakout Room 6B 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

12:00pm

Panel discussion with Great Lakes Chronicle contributors - Moderated by Michael Friis
Lakes Superior and Michigan have long played a vital role in shaping our state's history, culture and economy. For forty years, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program has collaborated with governments and nonprofit organizations to preserve and protect this crucial resource, and, since 2002, has promoted public awareness of issues affecting the lakes in its annual Wisconsin Great Lakes Chronicle. Great Lakes Chronicle: Essays on Coastal Wisconsin brings together more than one hundred articles by coastal management practitioners, providing a broad perspective on issues affecting Wisconsin's Great Lakes shorelines, and advocating for the wise and balanced use of our coastal environment for the benefit of people now and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Friis

Michael Friis

Wisconsin Historical Society Press Author
Lakes Superior and Michigan have long played a vital role in shaping our state's history, culture and economy. For forty years, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program has collaborated with governments and nonprofit organizations to preserve and protect this crucial resource, and... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
KI Convention Center—Ballroom A3 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

2:00pm

Writing to Connect With Communities, Organizations, and Causes
Join this influential group of writers in their panel on writing to connect with readers in a way that makes a lasting impact. 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Swanberg

Christine Swanberg

Christine Swanberg's readings and workshops have been well-received at Untitled Town, and she adds a touch of wisdom based on forty years of highly successful publishing, several books through numerous presses, and hundreds of poems published in national journals and anthologies... Read More →
avatar for Kymberley Pelky

Kymberley Pelky

Kymberley Pelky is an unpublished author and is responsible for the youth, adult, inclusive, and tech services at a local public library, and who conducts a Writers' Group and a program for youth called PEN (Program for Enhancing Narrative.) she prefers reading and writing both romance... Read More →
avatar for Karla Brooks

Karla Brooks

Karla Brooks is guided by her need to EXPLORE, CREATE, CONNECT and INSPIRE. Her mission is to help others discover their authentic selves. She believes in the power of utilizing co-design principles to guide innovation and engagement initiatives. She’s a creative spirit and lifelong... Read More →
avatar for Christy Wopat

Christy Wopat

Christy Wopat’s memoir, “Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies,” was published by Orange Hat Publishing. A 4th-grade teacher, busy mama, and wife, Christy has always relied on writing as a way to cope. Recently she decided to use that strength... Read More →


4:00pm

Rethinking Children's Literature
The idea of children's books need to be dumbed down is an idea that promotes bland children's books. In addition, the value of the book can be the ability to teach when read by readers of all ages. This session will explore how to write to aid in language acquisition while creating meaningful content. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Schaufeld

Karen Schaufeld

Karen Schaufeld is the founder and President of 100WomenStrong, a granting organization that strategically invests in nonprofits and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County, Virginia, residents. Karen also co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a school readiness program... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Schwarz

Kurt Schwarz

Kurt Schwarz is a realist painter specializing in portraiture, still life, and landscape. His skill in capturing the complex nature of his subjects has contributed to his reputation of being one of Virginia's finest artists. Kurt's career highlights include six solo exhibitions and... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
KI Convention Center—Breakout Room 6A 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

4:00pm

Why We Publish What We Publish
Submitting your work to journals and literary agencies can be daunting and intimidating, even for an established writer. Sometimes it feels like there is no way to know what editors are looking for. Join this panel of editors for a chance to gain insight on what editors actually look for when reading through submissions, and what you can do to stand out. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Menting

Michelle Menting

Michelle Menting is the author of Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books) and the chapbooks Myth of Solitude (2013) and Residence Time (2016). She is co-editor of Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology and poetry and nonfiction editor of Split Rock Review. Her writing... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Gibbins

Crystal Gibbins

Crystal S. Gibbins is the founding editor of Split Rock Review, co-editor of Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology, and author of Now/Here (Holy Cow! Press), winner of the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in Poetry and runner-up of the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award from... Read More →
avatar for Christi Clancy

Christi Clancy

Christi Clancy’s novel, The Second Home, will be published by St. Martins Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun Magazine, and in literary journals such as Glimmer Train, Hobart, Pleiades and elsewhere. She teaches English at Beloit... Read More →
avatar for C. Kubasta

C. Kubasta

C. Kubasta writes poetry, prose & hybrid forms. Her favorite rejection (so far) noted that one editor loved her work, and the other hated it.  She is the author of two poetry chapbooks: A Lovely Box, which won the 2014 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Chapbook Prize, and &s; and the full-length collections, All Beautiful & Useless (BlazeVOX) and Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press), and the novella Girling (Brain Mill Press). Her novel This Business of the Flesh is forthcoming October 2018 from Apprentice House... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
KI Convention Center—Meeting Room 7 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

4:00pm

The Tall Poppy Writers - How to make the most of your on-line writers/readers group
Who Are the Tall Poppies? 

Author Ann Garvin founded the Tall Poppy Writers to unite authors with readers. Smart funny friends who always know the right book for you to read next. They’re women writers in a variety of genres with all kinds of publishers, connecting with women readers all over the world.

The legend of the tall poppy dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. Roman King Tarquin was visited one day by a messenger sent by his son, Sextus. Sextus wanted advice from his father on how to rule. Tarquin went into his garden, took a stick, and swept it across the flowers, cutting off the heads of the tallest poppies. When the messenger reported what he had seen, Sextus realized that his father’s advice was to kill all of the brightest and most successful people in the realm.

The Poppies believe, however, if a tall poppy is left to grow, other poppies in the field will strive to rise above the crowd as well, all reaching for the ample sun. Here at Tall Poppy Writers, when we share our resources, and invite other authors to our party, our successes only multiply.

That, and we like flowers.


Speakers
avatar for Anne Garvin

Anne Garvin

Founder, The Tall Poppy Writers
Ann Garvin is the author of The Dog Year and On Maggie's Watch. She lives in Stoughton, WI, and is a professor of sports psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a MFA teacher in New Hampshire.In her own words:I exploded from the U.P. like a soft nerf gob from a straw... Read More →
avatar for Susan Gloss

Susan Gloss

Tall Poppy Writers
Susan Gloss is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Vintage (William Morrow/HarperCollins), and The Curiosities (coming in February 2019). She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in English and Spanish, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her family... Read More →
avatar for Amy E. Reichert

Amy E. Reichert

Tall Poppy Writers
Amy E. Reichert, author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE, THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER, and THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO, loves to write stories that end well with characters you’d invite to dinner. A wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, a volunteer... Read More →
avatar for Erin Cellelo

Erin Cellelo

Tall Poppy Writers
Erin Celello is the author of MIRACLE BEACH (Penguin/NAL 2011) and LEARNING TO STAY (Penguin/NAL 2013). She has an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University and is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
KI Convention Center—Ballroom A2 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA
 
Sunday, April 28
 

12:00pm

Voices of Native American Authors
Join this panel of local Native American Authors discussing the craft of writing and securing our voices in the literary world. 

Speakers
avatar for Misty Cook

Misty Cook

Misty Cook (Davids),M.S. is the author of Medicine Generations: Natural Native American Medicines Traditional to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribe.
avatar for Vicky Meawasige Reed

Vicky Meawasige Reed

Vicky Meawasige Reed lives in Howard WI, where she finds inspiration in her family. She wrote her debut memoir, Path of the Turquoise Warrior, in honor of her father who passed in 2010 from cancer. She is currently working on a children's book and hopes to finish a work of fiction... Read More →
avatar for Larry Madden

Larry Madden

Born in Door County, Wisconsin, Madden heard tales from his mother about being Indian — more specifically, being a Stockbridge Indian and how they were the people of the water that was never still. Spending time watching Green Bay and Lake Michigan’s constant movement, he realized... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Winn

Ryan Winn

Ryan Winn teaches Theater, Communication, and English courses at College of Menominee Nation, where he’s shepherded over a dozen original scripts from inception through production. He also serves as the director of Wisconsin’s New Native Theater Festival and was the editor of... Read More →


2:00pm

Writer's Block: How to Move Beyond it
Writer's block: everyone experiences it, from the aspiring writer to published author. Join this panel of writers for a craft talk on the ins and outs of getting through writer's block. 

Speakers
avatar for Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra is a lecturer at UW-Green Bay where she teaches creative writing and English composition. As a recovering procrastinator, she’s certain that the process of writing is a great philosophy for most difficult tasks in work and life. Tara’s writing has appeared in such places... Read More →
avatar for Christine Reynebeau

Christine Reynebeau

Christine Reynebeau lives in Wausau, WI where she works in youth development and serves on various community engagement teams. Beginning her publishing journey, Christine published her first two children's books through a publisher in 2014 and 2016, PB &J and Guts. In 2017, she started... Read More →
avatar for Christi Craig

Christi Craig

Christi Craig lives in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Drum, Hippocampus Magazine, Streetlight Magazine, COMPOSE Literary Journal, and more. She also received an... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rise & Grind Conference Room (Third Floor, Brown County Library Central Branch) 515 Pine St floor 3, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

2:00pm

Writing Romance in the 21st Century
Romance writing can be a tricky enough subject to conquer, let alone having to adapt to the changing market. Join this talented group of writers to learn all about romance writing in the 21st century. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Goldsworthy

Sandy Goldsworthy

Sandy Goldsworthy is a YA author of the paranormal romance series, The Afterworld Saga. She credits her writing inspiration to her high school English teacher who encouraged her to be more descriptive in her work. Sandy resides in southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more at www.sandygo... Read More →
avatar for Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with a book in her hands and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to use writing contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow. Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin... Read More →
avatar for Kira Shayde

Kira Shayde

As a paranormal romance author, Kira Shayde explores somewhat atypical pairings and settings and can't help adding a twinge of societal awareness to her works, but the focus is always on the developing relationship, passion, and happily ever after.  Kira also writes young adult fantasy... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Clarizio

Valerie Clarizio

Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and extremely spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers... Read More →