January 15, 2022
Topic: Character Development

Theresa Siller Location: Map
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Theresa Corbley Siller has been a teacher in public schools and dance studios for 35 years. She has been published in two national magazines, Dance Studio Life and Guideposts. Her creative non-fiction essay, “Another Get-Together?” will be in The Magnolia Review Literary Journal, July 2021. Theresa has written articles for The Fairfax County Times and The Chambersburg Public Opinion, and her column, “Rising Stars,” appeared in the Cape Coral Daily Breeze Newspaper.

Theresa published From Torment to Triumph, A Story of Hope, in 2013, about her husband’s struggle with obesity, and the miracle of how he lost over 105 pounds and ran The Marine Corps Marathon on two titanium hips! She then published a story about Forgiveness, in 2019. Meredith’s Triumph, and What Happened at Soaring High Dance Academy? God Happened., were just released on Amazon, in 2021. Currently she is working on a new adult novel about standing up for yourself, and a children’s book about empathy, featuring Southwest Florida Wildlife and How They Feel. Theresa is grateful to God for her husband, Dan, their son-in-law Jesse, and their daughters, Michelle, Caroline and Christyanne.

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November 13, 2021 (changed from 3rd to 2nd Saturday)

Claudia VolkmanLocation: Map
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Claudia Volkman has more than thirty-five years of experience in acquisitions, product development, editing, and typesetting, and has worked full-time for several trade publishing houses. Now, as the owner of Creative Editorial Solutions, she assists publishers, authors, entrepreneurs, and speakers with their editorial needs. A Chicago native, Claudia and her husband reside in Southwest Florida with their two charming Corgis.

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Theresa Siller

Theresa SillerTheresa Corbley Siller has been a teacher in public schools and dance studios for 35 years. She has been published in two national magazines, Dance Studio Life and Guideposts. Her creative non-fiction essay, “Another Get-Together?” will be in The Magnolia Review Literary Journal, July 2021. Theresa has written articles for The Fairfax County Times and The Chambersburg Public Opinion, and her column, “Rising Stars,” appeared in the Cape Coral Daily Breeze Newspaper.

Theresa published From Torment to Triumph, A Story of Hope, in 2013, about her husband’s struggle with obesity, and the miracle of how he lost over 105 pounds and ran The Marine Corps Marathon on two titanium hips! She then published a story about Forgiveness, in 2019. Meredith’s Triumph, and What Happened at Soaring High Dance Academy? God Happened., were just released on Amazon, in 2021. Currently she is working on a new adult novel about standing up for yourself, and a children’s book about empathy, featuring Southwest Florida Wildlife and How They Feel. Theresa is grateful to God for her husband, Dan, their son-in-law Jesse, and their daughters, Michelle, Caroline and Christyanne.

Dan, Theresa’s husband, was the inspiration for two of her books. Dan was obese and miserable for decades. His bloodwork made his doctors howl. His triglycerides were 1600 (normal is 160). He had already had one heart attack. Finally, things would change. Theresa spotted a book, Overeaters Anonymous, and brought it home to her husband. The personal stories within resonated completely with Dan, and he began the journey that would change his life. He attended meetings and found a sponsor. The spiritual piece was what had been missing in all of the diets he tried and failed. Today with God’s help, Theresa’s husband is accountable about his calories in and exercise out, and has kept the weight off for 10 years. Nothing is impossible with God!

 

Claudia Volkman

Claudia VolkmanClaudia Volkman has more than thirty-five years of experience in acquisitions, product development, editing, and typesetting, and has worked full-time for several trade publishing houses. Now, as the owner of Creative Editorial Solutions, she assists publishers, authors, entrepreneurs, and speakers with their editorial needs. A Chicago native, Claudia and her husband reside in Southwest Florida with their two charming Corgis.

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Anthony — Sorrow

Sorrow: the legacy of cio-cio-san
by Paul Anthony

Sorrow

Sorrow: the legacy of cio-cio-san continues the journey of the son of U.S. Navy Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton and Cio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly); Kate, Pinkerton’s new American wife; Sharpless, U.S. Consul to Nagasaki; and Suzuki, Cio-Cio-san’s trusted guardian. The novella also chronicles Sorrow’s struggles and choices as he navigates through two cultures on a journey of self-discovery.

 

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Hughson — Shattered Lies

Shattered Lies
by Joanne Hughson

shattered lies

Dorothy Hall Is Darrington, Maryland’s Darkest Secret.

That is until Emarie Lukins, a reporter for the Washington Intelligencer, is assigned to write a story about a sixty-five-year-old woman who killed her twenty-five-year-old lover.

 When Emarie’s boss, Jim, gives her a file that contains only a one -page document and a photo of the world’s homeliest woman dressed in a T-shirt with the words World’s Best Mom on the front, Emarie’s gut screams for her to refuse the assignment. 

Before she can back out, she is trapped in the depraved world of Dorothy Hall. Emarie digs into Dorothy’s warped reality, untangling a web of abuse, deceit, manipulation, and murder, revealing Dorothy’s true identity. 

When she uncovers damaging information Jim is desperate to keep under wraps, Emarie’s own world is turned upside down. 

Nonetheless, Emarie is determined to write a book that proves Dorothy is not who she claims to be and exposes Darrington, Maryland’s cover-up of Dorothy’s despicable and deadly deeds. 

In the end, Emarie’s book shatters lies and lives, putting her life at risk.

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Hughson — Magic & Mayhem

Magic & Mayhem (Idlebury Series Book 2)
by Joanne Hughson

magic & mayhemLast night at ten o’clock, an empty wagon full of people ran over a dead horse and killed it.

Prince Thane of Idlebury is a very bad boy with special powers—powers that could get him killed. And when he takes a nocturnal trip through the thirteen dimensions while reciting the above age-old curse, performing illegal magic, and creating mayhem, every creature in the universe knows he has found the long-lost book A Magic Maniac’s Many Ways to Make Mischief.

Immediately a universal battle for the coveted book ensues, putting Thane’s life in danger. Realizing he’s in big trouble, he travels to Dimension X and begs his sister Gwen to help him. [more]

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Be Careful What You Wish For (Idlebury Series Book 1)
by Joanne Hughson

be carefulGwendolyn Fanny has an unimaginable imagination. And after two weeks of housebound boredom, her imagination has run amok.

One day, as Gwen stares out a window, wishing for power, admiration, sophistication, and adventure, a story in Universal Scandals magazine grabs her attention. Gwen discovers the Queen of Idlebury in Dimension XIII is searching for her long-lost adopted daughter. Gwen’s belief that she is the real Princess of Idlebury tears her from her world of make-believe and throws her into a reality not even she could have imagined.
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Joanne Hughson

joanne hughsonJoanne Hughson, the author of the Idlebury Series and Shattered Series, grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. While dabbling in writing books, she toiled through two careers, one as an advertising copywriter/creative director and the other as a mental health therapist. She hopes her third career as an author brings enjoyment to many and that her readers have as much fun reading her books as she had writing them.

Website: https://idleburybooks.com/

Joanne’s books

Coming in 2022
Prudence: Idlebury Series Book 3: Pure Evil
Shattered Dreams (Book 2)