Sunday, October 23, 2005

New Writers - Meet The Authors

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Cindi Appel – Romance Author

A.C. Artist – Romance Author

Ann Clay lives in Southern Illinois with her family. She enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and family time. She began writing in 1999. MORE THAN A BARGAIN is her debut novel, released in October 2004. Ann has published several short stories with various on-line magazines, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Missouri Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Her new title DESTINED is schedule for release in 2007. Thanks to the support of family and friends, Ann shares her heart-warming stories with readers of the heart.

Lyn Cote – Inspirational Romance Author

Barbara Custer – Romance Author

Yolonda J. Greggs – Romance Author

LaShaunda C. Hoffman – Editor/Publisher Shades Of Romance Magazine

Wayne Jordan – Romance Author

Deatra King Bey – Editor and Writer

Kathryn Lay has had over 1000 articles, stories and essays published for children and adults in magazines and anthologies. Her first children's novel, CROWN ME! was published in 2004. She teaches online writing classes at Check out her website at to learn about her writing book, THE ORGANIZED WRITER IS A SELLING WRITER.

Michelle Monkou – Romance Author

Leah Mullen has a BA in Print Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University (1992). She´s also a graduate of Queen Afua´s Sacred Woman Rites of Passage Program (1999). Since 1995, Leah has written well over a hundred articles, profiles, essays, short stories and reviews for more than twenty publications. Her first book, Again and Again, was released in January 2005. Currently, Leah is working on several contemporary African American romance novels. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their two children.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sabra Robinson is an aspiring writer of children's literature and non fiction and presently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her family. She received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from Morgan State University in 1993 and currently works in corporate America. She enjoys working for the Junior Achievement Organization for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and working with children at her church. She anticipates writing for all age groups.

Lindsay Murdock – The editor of Murdock Editing (, a
personal editing and consulting company, Lindsay Murdock assists and guides
new authors through the process of publication. She creates a supportive but
honest environment, allowing authors to improve their understanding of their
readers, the publishing industry, and their own writing strengths.

Born in PA, Lindsay has a BA in English Literature, a BS in Journalism,
and extensive professional experience in journalism, publishing, and
freelance editing. She currently lives and works from her home in NJ. She is also
the editor of Writers Advance, a monthly newsletter for authors working
toward publication (

Barbara Scott – Young Adult Author

Eleanor S. Shields - Founder of Black Butterfly Review Group. Ms. Shields is a writer who loves the written word. As a young child, she would sit for hours writing poetry. As a college student, she was encouraged by her English professor to have her works published. Ms. Shields has been writing ever since and is a literary reviewer for Shades of Romance Magazine (SORMAG) and Literary Essence. Currently Ms. Shields is working on several writing projects in addition to being the mother of two wonderful children and wife to the love of her life.

Dr. Maxine Thompson is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and columnist.
She is the owner of Black Butterfly Press, Thompson Literary Agency and Thompson Literary Services.

Her websites are and

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