We're three! Can you believe it? And as with every anniversary, we're making changes to guarantee our readers have a quality experience while here with us on AuthorCulture. We always strive to enlighten, encourage, and entertain--and now we have more people to help us reach our goals.
Along the right sidebar, you'll see the addition of Lisa Lickel, Janalyn Voigt, and Michael J. Scott, authors all and all chock full of wonderful advice and tips.
Lisa was one of the editors for Give the Lady a Ride, Linda's novel that debuted in 2011. She has a sharp eye for what works and what doesn't and carries that into her own writing. A multi-pubbed author of both fiction and nonfiction, she'll touch your heart and tease your brain.
Janalyn has a magical voice in her writing. She knows how to elevate prose to its highest level while keeping a sharp story running smoothly. Her trio of fantasy novels just sold to Harbourlight, and it won't be long before we see the first in the series, DawnSinger, advertised in our Amazon widget in the right sidebar.
Michael writes seat-edge international thrillers that leave you panting from the wild ride. His Jonathan Munroe series just sold to Ellechor and is guaranteed to please. With his Dragon's Eye Circle series, he shows his talent in the realm of fantasy also. Michael's books always promise adventure.
With these three talented authors and our regular group of Lynnette, Johne, John, and Linda, AuthorCulture will continue to become a center for discovering writing tips and techniques, interviews, reviews, and publishing news--and whatever else hits our creative fancies.
Will miss K.M. (Katie) Weiland who was, among other things, Queen of the Calendar, but she passed her sceptor to Lynnette who'll keep us all in line. John will be quiet for a while as real life tramples across his writing career. Once things settle for him, we can expect him to return, full of the wit and wisdom we've come to expect from him.
Lynnette, Johne, and Linda hope you join us in welcoming our new members and saying farewell to a loved one, and all of us here at AuthorCulture hope we prove ourselves worthy of the loyalty our wonderful readers have gifted to us over the past three years.
Our fourth year will be an inspiring adventure, and we're grateful to have you along for the ride!
Linda Apple is the author of Writing From Your Soul, Writing Life ~ Your Stories Matter, Connect ~ A Simple Guide to Public Speaking for Writers, POW; Promises Kept and Women Of Washington Avenue, her debut novel and the first book in her Moonlight Mississippi series. Her personal experience stories have been published in 16 of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her devotions have been published in numerous devotion magazines and books. She lives in Fayetteville Arkansas with her husband, Neal, their five children, five children-in-love, and ten grandchildren.
Jody Bailey Day writes inspirational fiction from west Texas. Her debut novel, Washout Express, released June 2013 from Harbourlight Books. Her short stories, poems, devotionals, and articles have appeared in Mature Living, Splickety Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Southern Writers Magazine, and Christiandevotions.us, She is a two time Grand Prize Winner at the East Texas Christian Writers Conference, and a Faithwriters.com Best of the Best award winner. She and her pastor husband have six grown children and nine grandchildren.
Deborah Dee Harper writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, by way of Michigan, Kentucky, Alaska, Mississippi, and Alaska (again). Deb is a graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild classes and writes Christian humorous and inspirational books for both children and adults. Her children’s adventure series, Laramie on the Lam, available in both e-book and print, is being re-published as six individual print books. Her Road’s End series (Misstep, Faux Pas, and Misjudge) for adults is also contracted and should be published soon. She is currently nearing completion on the first book of another series. She is represented by Terry Burns of Hartline Literary Agency.
Lisa Lickel is an award-winning multi-published inspirational novelist, blogger, reviewer, and writing mentor. A freelance editor, Lisa loves all things historical. Her work has appeared in Writer's Digest and Christian Fiction Online.
Liberty Speidel has been a voracious reader since reading her first Nancy Drew book. But she was telling stories long before then with her figurines from Disney's Rescue Rangers. When she's not writing, you may find her gardening, baking, crocheting, or hiking. A lifelong Kansan, she now resides in the Kansas City metro area with her husband, children, and chocolate Labrador, where she could rival Captain Jean Luc Picard in consumption of Earl Grey tea. She is the author of Emergence, Retaliation, and Capitulation, novellas and novels in her series featuring superhuman and police detective Darby Shaw.
Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in English literature (Renaissance) and for eighteen years taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His poetry has appeared in leading journals and is collected in his book Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond.His fiction includes a light-hearted mystery, Rhapsody in Red, and two suspense novels, Deadly Addictive and The Lazarus File, and a historical romance, Lightning on a Quiet Night. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences. He lives near Houston, TX, where he continues to write fiction and poetry, as well as essays on writing, ethical issues, and U.S. foreign policy.
Editor/Author Linda Yezak lives with her husband in a forest in east Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. She is a speaker/lecturer for various writers' groups and conferences. Her fiction books include Give the Lady a Ride, The Final Ride, and The Cat Lady's Secret. Her nonfiction books include Writing in Obedience, co-written with retired Hartline Literary agent Terry Burns. "Slider," her historical short-story, won Honorable Mention in The Saturday Evening Post's Great American Fiction contest and is published in their 2016 Anthology.
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