jcl2I started making up stories to tell whoever would listen, virtually when I started talking. I started writing the stories down when I was nine or ten. Yet, somehow as an adult, for about thirty years, the only writing I did was business and technical writing. I spent those years working for corporations in the High-Tech industry, specializing in implementing company-wide Information Systems. At age fifty, I started writing for pleasure, again — first poetry, then short stories, and finally novels.

My first published novel, The Janus Code, written under the pen name J.C. Ferguson, was awarded the FAPA President’s Gold Medal. It is an international thriller about trying to stop a very deadly computer virus. I published my second novel in 2015 — Mangrove Madness, a humorous mystery set in Florida. It is about a newly licensed female PI trying to track down first one, then two…then seven missing people.

Next, I’m working on a follow up novel to Mangrove Madness.
I am currently self-employed — designing websites, educating users on computers, designing covers and formatting books for CreateSpace and Kindle.

Visit her author website at: http://jcferguson.net

Blog: onreadingandwriting.com
More websites:
looselinks.com
mangrovemadness.com
januscode.com
judyloose.com

J.C. Ferguson’s books

Bob McCarthy

Bob-in-White-HatSince 1979, Bob has been a professional writer, editor and producer in both freelance and corporate positions. He has written video scripts for marketing and training along with numerous collateral materials. He also creates content for web sites and social media. Bob’s articles have been published in regional, national and international magazines. He also served as the editor for a business-to-business publication. Bob has an M.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. from Western New England University. His e-book on social media, Collaborative Blogging: A Team Approach to Social Media in 6 Easy Steps, is available on Amazon. Originally from Massachusetts, Bob now lives in Fort Myers.

I’m an experienced professional writer and editor, whose articles have appeared in regional, national, and international magazines. I write web content, video scripts, training manuals, social media content, and collateral material. With experience both as a freelance and in-house writer. I’ve tackled subjects ranging from gas turbine engines and flexographic printing presses to college recruitment videos and learning programs for children. To learn more about my services and see samples of my work, visit my web site, www.theb2bwriter.com.
My email address is bob@theb2bwriter.com. Cell phone is (239) 220-7981.
Below are a few of the projects for which I was the writer and/or editor.
Business2Community Town Library Children’s Program
The Santiva Chronicle Copy Machine Remanufacturer
Printing Press Mfg. Saw Blade Mfg.
Oil Fired Burner Mfg. Real Estate Agents
Envelope Mfg. Fiscal Services Consultant
Gas Turbine Engine Mfg. Attorneys at Law
Private Four Year College Auto Repair Service
Upscale Shopping Mall Fuel Additives Mfg.

Visit his website at: http://theb2bwriter.com

Bob McCarthy’s books

Terrie Farley Moran

TerrieFarleyMoranAgatha Award Best First Novel recipient Terrie Farley Moran’s cozy mystery, Well Read, Then Dead is followed by the newly released Caught Read-Handed. Look for the third book in the series in 2016.Terrie’s short mystery fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and various anthologies. Her stories have been short-listed twice for Best American Mystery Stories. Terrie blogs amid the grand banter of an eclectic group of writers known as the Women of Mystery.

Visit her website at: http://terriefarleymoran.com

Terrie Farley Moran’s books

Mark Morgan

gtMark Morgan was born in Naples, Florida, the son of a Jehovah Witness minister. He developed a love of psychology and studied it in college until leaving school to become a capitalist. He is now a Florida Pool Service Contractor.

The religious environment Mark grew up in taught him that just because a majority of people say something is a fact, doesn’t make it a fact. So when Mark was searching for a single definition of love, he didn’t stop thinking when the majority explained love with poems or songs, and said it came from the heart or Cupids arrow. He needed to developed a theory based on facts that would hold up under every condition. He has done so in his groundbreaking book Love Explained.

Tom Nelson

40President253What’s a small town boy like me doing, publishing another book of stories about Fennimore, Wisconsin, the town I grew up in, then left a long time ago; but can’t quite ever leave in my mind? Thanks to an assignment from the Fennimore Times newspaper, in 2002, I have had the wonderful opportunity to recall friends, acquaintances, relatives, and events in a weekly newspaper column called “Fennimore… As I Remember.”

My latest book, That’s My Story, And I’m Still Movin’ on, is the sixth gathering of a number of yarns and tales from years past. The first book, That’s My Story, And I’m Sticking to It! was followed by, That’s My Story, And I’m Still Sticking to It! followed by third, fourth, and fifth. I trust readers will find this latest account to their liking and that my narratives of Fennimore, past and present, will give you similar affection for my favorite hometown and its history. I caution people that these too could be your stories, merely change the names and your friends may appear on every page.

I recently read that author, Studs Terkel, said, “People are hungry for stories––its part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.” Sounds good to me, for I’m a story teller, not an author.

As for my background, I was educated as a mining engineer, followed by a stint in an Arizona copper mine and then pursued a career in sales and management in mining and construction related industries. After living in eleven locations around the country my wife, Dorothy, and I have settled down in the Ft Myers Fl area. I can be reached at normsson@yahoo.com.

Tom Nelson’s books

Violet Niggl

P1210040Award-winning author Violet Niggl (pen name Violeta Barrett) has always written stories since she learned to write at the age of four. Subsequent to a forty-two year career, holding executive positions in both the public and private sectors, Barrett. a Brooklyn transplant, moved from Canada to Ft. Myers, Florida, after her husband’s death. She was encouraged to write a story on reinventing her life, which was published in an anthology of stories titled BEYOND COPING. A Valentine letter she wrote on a whim won a prize and was published in her local newspaper. She began writing articles for a political newsletter soon after, eventually becoming co-editor.
Inspired by a dream, Barrett published her debut book FIRST LOVE in 2011, a romantic memoir of a love she experienced over fifty years ago. It was later translated into Spanish titled PRIMER AMOR. Although her latest book ANGEL IN DISGUISE was inspired by her love for children and pets, “the underlying story of recuperation and the restoration of hope may resonate with readers who have also experienced loss..”* A Children’s Edition of ANGEL IN DISGUISE, with an upbeat ending, was published the same year.
Barrett graduated from the N.Y. Institute of Finance and the American Institute of Banking. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and York University in Toronto, where she earned a B.A. in Humanities — Religious Studies and Sociology, at the age of sixty-one.
Her passions are classical music, writing, reading, travel, photography…and love.
*Excerpt from KIRKUS REVIEWS

Website: www.violetabarrett.com

Alice Oldford

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I am a trail lover since childhood when riding my horse on the well-developed trails of the Watchung Reservation in NJ was a treat. Later when there was no longer a steed at hand, my own feet served me well. Then I learned about the benefits of exercise and endorphins and just kept walking.

My work life has centered on land use having been a legal secretary specializing in real estate and land use board administrator and now a Realtor.

My first book, You Can Get There from Here – Hiking Hunterdon County Trails, in collaboration with Sue Dziamara grew from our walking and exploring in Hunterdon County NJ and wishing to share the wealth. A sequel trail book, Hiking NJ Trails Hunterdon County and Beyond –You Can Get There from Here Too, broadens the quest.

As a transplant to sunny Florida, I added kayaking to my outdoor interests.  I have a new adventure book sharing the fun of Lee and Collier County trails and waterways — 10 Adventures and More in Lee and Collier Counties – Florida on Land and Water.

In the end, walking and paddling are my most fun land and water pursuits yet and writing about them a bonus.

Enjoy my award-winning memoir with kitchen tips and tricks and 50 recipes, Recipes and Life – Life is Too Short to be Stuck in the Kitchen.

Visit my website at: aliceoldford.com.

Alice Oldford’s books

Cris Pacetti

SCAN_20150129_1526282832Cris Pacetti is a native Floridian. Theatre found her at age fifteen. She staged plays in her carport promising friends the best roles in order to assume other characters in familiar tales. She graduated from University of South Florida in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University’s School of Theatre in 1980. After acting in numerous roles in university and professional theatre she discovered her dream job was to raise two children, Liz and Nick. In addition to acting, a glance at Cris’ resume reveals employment as a puppeteer, director of a cultural center, theatre teacher for preschoolers, elementary, middle, high, and postgraduate levels. Cris started writing at age 13, but never finished anything until necessity provided an opportunity to write plays for her students. A retired teacher, Cris spends many hours walking through memories, (not necessarily her own), writing them down.

Nancy Pantone

tulips-keukenhof-20150426-10A freelance ghost writer, Nancy helps high tech companies promote products by writing white papers, blogs, articles, webpages, manuals and other collaterals. Nancy is writing on her first two books; a cancer memoir and a woman’s fiction story. She splits her time between Denver and Ft Myers Beach. Nancy is passionate about traveling, enjoying different cultures and seeing wildlife. She has visited more than 50 countries and went trekking to see mountain gorillas in 2015.

Visit her website at: http://objectech.com