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Ellen Feld

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 Horse. 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 ten 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.

Amy Lignor

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

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 Lunsford

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).

Kristi Benedict

Kristi was born in Roswell, NM and went to school in Dexter, NM, just south of Roswell. She grew up working on her family's cattle ranch with her parents and younger brother. After graduating from high school, she went to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX and received a Bachelor of Science in Equine Industry and Business. Krisit has been admitted to the University of North Texas in Denton, TX to start a Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Libraries and Information Services. Reading and writing have continually been a love of hers and she enjoys reading anytime that she can. Whenever Krisit is not reading a book she is most likely riding horses or enjoying the outdoors.

Anita Lock

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.

Diana Buss

Diana was previously a Southern Weddings Bride blogger, a former librarian, and currently a bibliophile. From the time she was young, she would escape to the backyard swing set with her headphones and book and escape into her own enchanted world. She began to work at a library during high school and created her own blog. She lives vicariously through the characters in her books and loves nothing more than when she can legitimately identify with their feelings, picture their surroundings, and be sent back in time. She wants to feel how they feel and see what they see. She usually has a quote from a book or movie for any situation and she is often told she was born in the wrong time period. Her ideal day is when she is able to cuddle on up and read, paint, and write with her coffee or wine by her side. Add in her soon-to-be husband and her sweet little kitten and she couldn't be happier.

Janice Ladendorf

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 Latzko

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.

Jennifer Rearick

Jennifer is a district manager of Dunkin Donuts living in Belmont, NC. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her Chorkie (chihuahua/yorkie mix), Cole, shopping her way through her local ulta and of course reading. She has a bachelor's degree in Science with a concentration in Legal Studies. She has always had a passion for reading. Ever since she was a child, Jennifer would always have a book with her and was often asked what new book she was reading that day. Although Jennifer can read just about anything, she loves mysteries, especially the classic ones.
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