A.R. Miller

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A.R. Miller

 

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A.R. Miller writes urban fantasy for grown-ass women (and men) who are still too young to care.
She lives in Central Iowa with an accommodating husband and their four footed companions. When not testing the patience of readers with cliffhanger endings, you might find her wielding a makeup brush or curling iron as a freelance stylist.

 

Website: feycreations.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorA.R.Miller/
The Meadowlarks reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1673553996227189/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeyCreations
Amazon page: http://tinyurl.com/glef6hz
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Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/zabykmp
Ibooks: http://tinyurl.com/juj4vco 

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Cassie Leigh

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Cassie Leigh

 

cassie-leighCassie Leigh specializes in all things paranormal romance but holds a special place in her heart for a good ghost story. She has been dreaming up stories since before she could write. It started with recording conversations for her dolls on a Fisher-Price tape recorder, moved on to an antique typewriter found at a garage sale, then an electric typewriter, and finally computers. In all that time, she never thought of herself as a writer. It was only a dream. It wasn’t until she picked up romance novels in her late twenties that she started to believe it was more than that and she had found where she belonged.

Cassie Leigh’s goal as a writer is to transform the trials and tribulations of family history and turn it on its head using the paranormal world of spirits, vampires, and were-animals. With the help of her husband, she carves out time to write while raising five children, working full time and obsessing over her midcentury modern dream home.

Cheryl Corbin

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Cheryl Corbin

 

 

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Cheryl Corbin writes fantasy and science fiction adventures. She lives in Iowa and works with her writing partner, Yuki, a Bichon Frise, though Yuki spends more time sleeping than contributing to the story in progress. You can find Cheryl at www.cherylcorbin.com.

Emily Whitaker

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Emily Whitaker

 

Emily-WhitakerEmily Whitaker studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and at Circle in the Square Theatre School under Edward Berkeley.

She began writing at a young age and never stopped.  And now she is happy to share with you some of her work.

Benvolio is the story of Romeo’s cousin in Romeo and Juliet.  Following Benvolio through the time line of the pay, this young adult novel reveals how his benevolent actions lead to the tragic end.

Emily is also building a comic book with local artist Trey Baldwin called Ladies of Market Street.  Together they are telling the story of Veronica’s soiled doves.

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Malynda McCarrick

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Malynda McCarrick

Malynda McCarrickMalynda started her writing career on her novel, Mystic Artistic, but that wasn’t the first book she published. It was her baby, she couldn’t get it right, she wasn’t ready to unleash it onto the world…even after no less than six rewrites. Her first published book was Ghosts, Gunman and the Grinning Cat, which she plotted, wrote, and completed during NaNoWriMo. The ease with which she was able to put together a novel in one month gave her the confidence to finish and publish the book with which she most identified, Mystic Artistic. Then came two more books in the series, Mystic Geek and Mystic Whispers. Malynda is proud to create characters that are awkward and cynical, especially when her readers tell her they can easily relate to those characters. To date, Malynda has thirteen published books, several in the works, and several ideas for future stories. So many ideas, so little time.

Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers

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Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers

 

maggie-riversA Southern girl  born and bred, I began writing as a child, and sold my first piece of writing at the age of twenty-one.

Growing up  I spent as much time with  books as I could.  I still love  that first smell of a book as you  open its pages and the feel  of them in my hand.

Like most writers, my house is filled with  books I’ve read countless times.  I could open my own  library!

I collect stilettos and have them sitting on  every available space in my office.  They  tend to show up  in a lot  of my stories as does my micro- mini  teacup Chihuahua named “Mouse”.   Believe  me  though, she’s no mouse.  I should have named her “Killer” instead!

I write hot, sexy, sizzling romances where the hero is just what my heroine needs.  He’s strong and confident with  broad shoulders and six- pack abs.  His face is more rugged than handsome but he  has a heart of gold hidden underneath all his  protective armor.

Visit my website at:  http://www.maggierivers.com

Snus Hill Winery

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Snus Hill is an award-winning family owned winery in rural Iowa striving to create wines with a regional identity reflective of the soils and climate using American and French-American varieties.

The quiet and peaceful countryside awaits you with pastoral views from expansive decks. A large banquet room with a dance floor is available for weddings, anniversaries, or private parties. In summer, enjoy the tree shaded lawns or sitting in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch while you savor one of our Snus Hill wines.

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The Snus Hill Winery name is reflective of the family’s Swedish heritage and their love of cats. Snus is the name of John and Diane’s affectionate and beguiling tobacco brown Burmese cat. The cat got his name from an old Swedish chewing tobacco (Snus). The white cat on the labels was chosen to represent their platinum Burmese cat.

Wondering how to pronounce Snus? Just remember it rhymes with goose. As in, if you miss Read Between The Vines at “Snoose” Winery, you’re a silly “goose.”

If you’d like to know more about the venue for Read Between The Vines, you can visit the Snus Hill Winery website!

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Marilyn Baszczynski

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Marilyn Baszczynski

 

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Marilyn Baszczynski lives in rural Iowa west of Adel with her husband, Chris, a career scientist and musician, along with their menagerie of pets.  She grew up in Ontario, Canada where she earned a Ph.D. in French literature. In addition to writing, Marilyn likes to spend time reading, gardening, teaching, tutoring and with her family.

Writing since childhood and largely inspired by living in the country, Marilyn finds her voice in connecting with the land and all who live there, and weaves these journeys into her poems; they have won awards and been recognized in various NFSPS and Iowa Poetry Association contests. Her poetry has been published in Abaton, The Aurorean, Lyrical Iowa, Midwest Poetry Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Whistling Shade, Sweet Annie & Sweet Pea Review and has appeared online at Loch Raven Review and Mused—the BellaOnline Literary Review, among others.

In July 2015, her book Gyuri. A Poem of Wartime Hungary, was published by Whistling Shade Publications. This work, based on the experiences of Hungarian refugees as well as her own parents, appears as the first volume in the Geste Series put out by Whistling Shade. In this narrative poem, Marilyn recounts a story of love and heartbreak, hope, loss and failure, set against the maelstrom of World War II.

Marilyn is currently President of the Iowa Poetry Association (since 2014) where she has been an active member since 2000 and webmaster of their website at http://www.iowapoetry.com. She is coordinator and member of the Omega Poetry Group (Urbandale Iowa) and holds membership in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

You can find out more about Marilyn at www.marilynbaszczynski.com

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Dick Enos

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Dick Enos

 

Born in DM, grew up in Altoona, and graduated from South East Polk H.S. I cut my teeth on the likes of Mickey Spillane, Raymond Chandler, E.R Burroughs, Lester Dent, and Walter Gibson.

They opened my mind to worlds that both existed, and would never be, but it left me with a desire to tell stores of my own.  To take readers to those places, those times, and make them believe.

My first novel, Killer Kowboys from Space, did just that and began the career of Rick Steel.  When the world needs a hero, the world needs Rick Steel.  Set in the early fifties, Rick and his crew go anywhere, daring anything, in search of adventure!  Action, and Adventure at its best!

Lara Destiny, is my contemporary hero.  She was once NYPD, and born Larry.  She faces the trials, tribulations, and the triumphs of a Transgender woman, working cases on the seamier side of life in New York.

Kellina Kilts

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Kellina Kilts

 

 

kellina-kiltsI was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and reared in Des Moines, Iowa.  I graduated from Norwalk High School and have Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in business from Buena Vista University.  My passion to become an author did not reveal itself until a good friend convinced me to write about an idea for a story I had conveyed to her at age 27.  As I sat down to write the series Angel of Hell, the story suddenly took a life of its own, causing me to rework the first novel multiple times.  Angel of Hell was finally published in March of 2014 (17 years after I started writing it!)
I attribute Star Wars: Return of the Jedi for inspiring my novel with the belief than even the most evil of all the villains, Darth Vader, had the potential to be turned to the “light”.  I currently live in Mason City, Iowa and I enjoy writing about inspirational subjects as well as fantasy.