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Ellen is an IRA/Children's Choices winner (twice) who began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children's Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Ms. Feld has authored twelve books, including seven in the "Morgan Horse" series. To date, she has sold over 100,000 copies of her YA novels and continues to write and market her books whenever possible. As a self-published author, she started Feathered Quill to help other authors get the publicity for their books that they were unable to get from other review sites.
Being the daughter of a librarian, Amy was hooked on books from the moment she could open one. Action and suspense with a bit of the historical thrown in was the formula that got her adrenaline flowing, which is why her writing is all about putting an adventure on the page that will entice book lovers everywhere. Beginning with historical adventure, The Heart of a Legend, Amy went on to write in the YA realm, creating the dark adventure trilogy, The Angel Chronicles. Working with the incredible Suspense Publishing, the team of ‘Tallent & Lowery’ appeared, offering up intriguing puzzles, suspense, and all-out action. With 13; The Sapphire Storm; The Hero’s Companion; The Charlatan’s Crown; and, The Double-Edged Sword coming up next, the series provides thrills, chills, and unforgettable fun. A member of the International Thriller Writers Association (ITW), Amy is also Editor for Suspense Magazine, and a member of the Algonquin Roundtable. A contributor and book reviewer for many publications, Amy also works with debut authors to get new ‘voices’ in fiction.
Holly Connors is an industrial designer currently living in New York with her husband and daughter. She has a bachelor's degree in literature and always enjoys a good book. Her hobbies include horseback riding, running, reading, and walking her dog through trails in the woods of upstate New York.
Diane is currently working on the prequel to her debut novel, Echo Ranch. An avid reader and passionate writer, she never turns down the opportunity to review the wealth of talent in the writing world. She's traveled (and lived) throughout the country; from Maine to Florida and Colorado to California. If asked where her favorite place has been; hands down, she will tell you Colorado. Thanks to the many people she's met in her travels, she believes they are the souls '...who inspire and encourage me to keep my pen flowing...' She currently lives in Northern Virginia and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys family time and is typically sailing or enjoying the company of a horse (or two).
I am a woman of many hats: a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a long-time educator with degrees in Music Education and Library Science. My goal is to always use my skills to help educate others and provide tools to help others succeed in life.
Janice has had two passions in her life. As soon as she learned to read, she became a bibliophile. She continues to borrow many books from libraries and has gradually built her own collection. Her other passion is horses. For over sixty years, she has trained her own horses. Her current horse is a Spanish Mustang and he tells his own story in their book, A Marvelous Mustang. The University of Minnesota awarded her a B.A. magna cum laude with a major in history and a M.A. in library science. In her books and numerous articles, she has advocated using humane training methods to build a partnership with your horse. Her novel, Quest for the Silver Mustang, reflects her interest in fiction, horses, and history. What she has learned about interacting with horses is the basis for her book, Human Views and Equine Behavior. She has already published two volumes in her new series, Horses for History. Volume one is Spanish Horsemen and Horses in the New World and Volume two is Searching for the Real Frank T. Hopkins. To support her passions, she has worked as a research librarian, inventory analyst, and accountant. She is retired and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lynette is a former substance abuse counselor with a lifetime passion for reading and writing thanks to her grandmother's love of reading and libraries. While completing her Master's degree in Criminal Justice, she organized a client library and led several therapy-discussion groups encouraging clients to read. Even though Lynette is no longer in the counseling field, she has embraced a few new leisure activities including traveling, photography and animal welfare. Reading has also taken on a new purpose as she has reviewed and blogged her way through many wonderful books. While traveling she tries to squeeze in time to visit a library, and has visited several wonderful libraries including the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as well as all 35 public libraries in her home state of Delaware.
Barbara Bamberger Scott grew up in North Carolina where she now makes her home in the semi-fictional town of Mayberry. She has lived and worked in Botswana, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, England, Sweden and Spain. She continues to roam whenever possible, taking long US back-road trips with her husband, Donnie "Dobro" Scott, with whom she also makes beautiful traditional music. She has written two books about the teachings of Indian spiritual master Meher Baba and co-authored Two Lane Traveling with Donnie. Her most recent book is Generous Fruits – A History of American Homesteading. She writes articles about simple living for Homestead.org. In 2005 Barbara created and still runs A Woman’s Write, an international novel-writing competition website. A Woman's Write has made it possible for her to communicate with and assist creative women all over the world.
Skyler Boudreau is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. One day she hopes to become an editor at one of her favorite publishing houses. When she isn't reading or working, she can usually be found playing a plethora of musical instruments.
Gina is a Commercial Insurance Agent by day and an avid reader by night. Her self-employed husband, two daughters and two Greater Swiss Mountain dogs keep her busy, while she tries to work on her semi-humorous memoirs. She's called the Jersey shore home for the past 19 years and used to run her own event planning business. She graduated from Villanova University with a business degree and completed her MBA while working at her first full time job - where she was a regularly featured writer in her company's monthly newsletter. She maintains a successful Little Free Library in her current hometown, where she's lucky to have a seemingly endless supply of fantastic books. Gina also loves to travel and takes every opportunity to do so.