Debra R Sanchez has moved over thirty times and has lived in five states in two countries...so far. She leads and attends various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and hosts writing retreats.
Her writing has won awards at writers conferences in various genres, including children’s stories, poetry, fantasy, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Her bilingual children’s picture book And My Mother Cried/Y Mi Mama Lloró was awarded “Best Children’s Book of 2017” in The Author Zone (TAZ) awards. Her hybrid book for writers and readers, Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers was published in April 2017 and also won a TAZ award. Her poetry collection was received a TAZ award in 2018. Her play Pages (Páginas) was published in 2016 in both English and Spanish.
Several of her other plays and monologues have been produced and published. Other works have been published in literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.
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I love creating worlds.
My fiction tends to be forest-tales or water-tales. It makes sense...I grew up on the banks of the Allegheny River, surrounded by woods.
And I know that the scariest stuff happens in woods and near water.
I have tales I haven’t even begun to tell.
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Bill Kemp is a United Methodist pastor,
web-content provider, entrepreneur (Not Perfect Yet Publishing), and an unofficial instigator for change. He divides his creative writing between nonfiction (books for churches and individuals going through transition) and fiction.
His second novel, Mary Sees All - the Race to Save Jesus from the Cross, will be released May 5, 2018.
He is the author of nine other books, mostly dealing with improving church life. He also manages a blog and writes plays, short stories, and poems.
He is an avid photographer and adventurous traveler, along with his wife, Karen, and dog, Haley.
Visit his blog at: www.billkemp.info
Web site: www.notperfectyet.com
Ruth Ann Ochs Webster was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky, a not quite Northern and not quite Southern town on the Ohio River. The majority of her adult life was spent in the State of Maryland. Ruth now lives in Metro Pittsburgh, PA, near the confluence of the two rivers that form the Ohio.
Ruth has a MEd degree from Frostburg State University. She was the coordinator of the Adult Literacy program at Allegany College of Maryland, where she served as adjunct faculty, teaching developmental reading and English. Ruth retired from the Board of Education of Allegany County, specializing in the teaching of language arts and social studies. She is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Ruth has been published in: Allegany Magazine, Backbone Mountain Review, Cincinnati Enquirer, Collage, Cumberland Times-News, Drum Corps World, Kent County News, Kent Shoreman, Loyalhanna Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Solo Together, and The Traveler.
2017- First place, Historical Fiction, Henry: The Jersey Brigade.
The Author Zone (TAZ) Awards
2016 – First place “Novel Beginning” category: Writing Success Conference
2013 – Fiction prize “Vignettes”: Backbone Mountain Review
2009 - Stanier Award “Harmony Street” collaboration: Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival
Facebook: Ruth Ochs Webster
Henry: The Jersey Brigade the first book in the Toe the Mark series, is her first book-length publication.
Kerry E.B. Black resides in a land of bridges and fog-covered rivers where magic happens most every evening.
Kerry parents 5 amazing young people and shepherds their menagerie which consists of an excellent service dog named Latte, cats named Poe, Hemingway, and P.D. James, and a super hero Betta fish.
Although she enjoys every holiday to the utmost, Kerry strives to make every day a celebration.
Kerry's work appears in several anthologies and literary publications. Two of her collections of short stories Herd of Nightmares and Carousel of Nightmares are scheduled to be published in 2018.
Megan E. Vance discovered her love of writing in midlife. She likes to write non-fiction, children’s, poetry and magazine articles and some were published in different magazines and in the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette.
Her first book, a devotional called Sure Mercies: Hope for the Suffering, was published by 4RV Publishing in the fall of 2015.
When not writing she loves spending time with her grandsons, sewing, quilting, or reading.
She is married to Kevin and is the mother of three adult children.