Here you'll find out about all our talented and experienced contributors!
Fiction and Travel Writer
Melinda Brasher spends her time writing, traveling, and teaching English as a second language in places like Poland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Arizona. Her talents include navigating by old-fashioned map, mashing multiple languages together in train stations, and dealing cards really, really fast.
You can find her travel articles and short fiction in magazines such as Ellipsis Literature and Art, GoNomad, International Living, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. Far-Knowing, her YA novel, weaves the tale of two young apprentice mages hopelessly outclassed by their shadowy enemy. Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com.
Children's Author, Ghostwriter, and Online Marketing Instructor
Karen Cioffi is the founder and editor-in-chief of Writers on the Move. She is also an award-winning author, children's ghostwriter, and online marketing instructor with WOW! Women on Writing and the Working Writers Club.
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Write On Online & Guided Goals
Debra Eckerling is a writer, editor and project catalyst. She is founder of Write On Online, a live and online writers’ support group, and Guided Goals, where she works with individuals, groups, and small businesses to strategize, set goals and manage their projects.
Debra is the host of the Guided Goals Podcast, author of Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages, and an editor at Social Media Examiner. She's a speaker/moderator on the subjects of writing, networking, goal-setting, and social media, and hosts a monthly hangout for writers and entrepreneurs in West Los Angeles.
Multi Award-winning Books for Writers
Carolyn Howard-Johnson brings her experience as a publicist, journalist, marketer, and retailer to the advice she gives in her HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers and the many classes she taught for nearly a decade as instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program. All her books for writers are multi award winners including both the first and second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and her multi award-winning The Frugal Editor won awards from USA Book News, Readers’ Views Literary Award, the marketing award from Next Generation Indie Books and others including the coveted Irwin award.
The Working Writer's Coach
Suzanne Lieurance is the author of more than 30 published books, a freelance writer, writing coach, speaker and workshop presenter. She is a former classroom teacher and was an instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature for over 8 years.
Lieurance offers The Morning Nudge, every weekday morning to writers via email. Get your free subscription now at The Morning Nudge.
Lilacs in Literature, Growing Children with Character
Wanda is a Freelance Writer and Children's Author. She has 30 years experience in Mental Health and Guidance Counseling. She has taught at the local Community College and run a group for teens who have lost a loved one through Hospice. She enjoys helping children be the best they can be. She writes whimsical, adventure, fantasy tales that delight children while subtlely encouraging good character. She has two chapter books for ages 6-11 (The Lilac Princess which addresses forgiveness and A Turtle's Magical Adventure which addresses learning to accept oneself as one is) and 1 picture book called Little Birdie Grows Up which addresses going after your dream with perseverance. She has three more books ready to come out this year. She has contributed monthly to a local print magazine called Merritt Island Now and an online and print magazine called Swell Life Magazine.Parents and teachers can follow her blog at www.wandaluthman.wordpress.com to read posts that help them be the best they can be. Or like her Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/wluthman to catch excellent videos and posts about parenting and teaching.
W. Terry Whalin
Helping All Types of Writers
W. Terry Whalin understands both sides of the editorial desk. A former literary agent, Terry is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books for traditional publishers including Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams and Billy Graham, A Biography of America’s Greatest Evangelist. Several of Terry’s books have sold over 100,000 copies. His blog about The Writing Life has more than 1300 searchable entries. Terry is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He has over 163,000 twitter followers.
Linda Wilson, a former elementary teacher and ICL graduate, has published over 100 articles for adults and children, and six short stories for children. Publishing credits include seven bio sketches for the library journal, Biography Today, which include Troy Aikman and Stephen King; Highlights for Children; Pockets; Hopscotch; and true stories about children in distress receiving teddy bears in her column, "Teddy Bear Corner," Montgomery County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Newsletter, Dayton Ohio. Recently, she completed Joyce Sweeney's online fiction courses, picture book course and mystery and suspense course. She is currently working on several projects for children. Follow Linda on Facebook.