Here are the 2020 teachers for the Story Makers Class!
Below are the bios of each author.
Misty Simon is the author of the Tallie Graver mysteries, the Adventures in Ghostsitting series, the Ivy Morris mysteries, and many other novels.
Find out more about Misty and her books at mistysimon.wordpress.com
Geri Krotow is the award winning author of over 25 novels, including the Whidbey Island contemporary romance and Silver Valley, PD romantic suspense series. Geri enjoys creating stories that stand the test of time, and with settings that she has personally experienced. While still unpublished, Geri received the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense in Category Romance Fiction. Her 2007 debut, A Rendezvous to Remember, earned several awards that included the Yellow Rose of Texas Award for Excellence. Geri’s second book What Family Means received critical acclaim to include a review in the Chicago Tribune.
You can learn more about Geri by visiting her website at https://gerikrotow.com/
I love writing contemporary Christian fiction and clean romance novels, and I write short stories in any genre imaginable, including the weird and creepy. My settings are many places I’ve visited and my hometown, all thrown into a blender and poured out into the place I would most love to live. My characters are people I know, would like to know, or would like to avoid.Carrie can be found at https://www.carriejacobs.net/
Don Helin is the author of Long Walk Home, Angel’s Revenge, Secret Assault, and several other novels. Find out more about Don and his books at donhelin.com
Heather Heyford writes contemporary romance novels set in the wine country, where she visits frequently to sample pinot noir—er, research her works in progress.
You can visit Heather on her website at https://www.heatherheyford.com/
Briana Michaels is the author of the paranormal romance series, Sins of the Sidhe, as well as the reverse harem series, Hell Hounds Harem. She’s lived on the East Coast her whole life and began writing in 2015. With fourteen novels under her belt, and plenty more on the way, she can’t imagine anything better than spending her days creating worlds, meeting new characters, and falling in love with the dark side of romance. She does all of this with the love and support of her amazing husband and two kids who always have her back, encouraging her to go for her dreams.
You can find more about Briana Michaels at http://www.brianamichaels.com/
Natalie J. Damschroder
Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 26 novels, 11 novellas, and numerous short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press. She recently debuted her Fusion Series, a young adult paranormal adventure series, with Full Fusion, as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about those books here.
Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and proofreading. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)
You can find more about Natalie on her website: https://nataliedamschroder.com/
Bill & Teresa Peschel
Bill Peschel is a former journalist who shares a Pulitzer Prize with the staff of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He is also a mystery fan who runs the Wimsey Annotations at Planetpeschel.com.
Teresa Peschel lives with her family, her dog Muffy, and two mostly useless cats in the Sweetest Place on Earth. She has long been interested in sustainability, resource depletion, and finding a balanced life, not too much and not too little. Why take more than you need when other people and animals need lives and space too?
You can find the Peschels at http://peschelpress.com/
Mara V Snyder
Maria V. Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to novelist when she began writing the New York Times best-selling Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study, Shadow Study, Night Study and Dawn Study) about a young woman who becomes a poison taster. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Maria dreamed of chasing tornados and even earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. Unfortunately, she lacked the necessary forecasting skills. So she worked as an environmental meteorologist until boredom and children drove her to write down the stories that have been swirling around in her head. Writing, proved to be more enjoyable than meteorology, and Maria returned to school to earn a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part company with Seton Hill and its wonderful writing program, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program.
You can learn more about Maria at: https://www.mariavsnyder.com/index.php
Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while rai
USA Today bestselling author Laurie J. Edwards is a former senior editor for YA who later spent six years as publisher of Leap Books, a small publishing house for teen and tween books, before leaving to spend more time on her writing career. She completed her MA from Vermont College and her MFA from Hollins University.
In addition to having more than 2300 articles and 50 books in print or forthcoming, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers, and writes under several pseudonyms. As Rachel J. Good, she is the author of several award-winning, bestselling Amish series set in Lancaster County as well the Amish Quilts Coloring Book.
With Demi Stevens, she produces the Author Journey and Prayerful Author Journey series of planners for writers, and teaches writing, productivity, and creativity classes.
Connect with her on her websites (www.lauriejedwards.com; www.racheljgood.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/laurie.j.edwards; www.facebook.com/racheljgoodnovels), and her Amish newsletter (http://bit.ly/1qwci4Q).