Author and editor of Three Crones: Over the Fence — published on Amazon February 2016
Author and editor of Three Crones: Over the Fence — published on Amazon February 2016
Since 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 has 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.
Bob has written video scripts, press releases, collateral materials and more. To learn more about his services visit his LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-mccarthy-ba614832.
Below are a few of the clients Bob helped:
Denise is retired in Fort Myers Florida, and lives with her husband and (at last count) fifteen ‘trap and release cats’. She is the author of The Lives of Riley for 7-9 year olds and Blood-Born a YA novel. Mrs. McCoy holds a BSA degree from International College and an AS in Opticianry from HCC. She holds certificates from The Institute of Children’s Literature as well as certificates from several writing courses. She is a past member of Penpusher’s creative writing class and a current member of GCWA. Future writings include two more books in The Friend’s of Riley series, a devotional for writers and as a homeschool mom for eighteen years, a journal of the first year and various unit studies.
Jeanne is a late-bloomer, outdoors woman, wildflower lover, and a cheerleader for women who try. Her only regrets in life are––she’s never lived on a farm and she never got to Woodstock. After twenty-eight years in business, Jeanne and her husband sold their video security company. In that previous life, she was the Illinois governor’s Small-Business Person of the Year. She served as township tax collector, Chamber of Commerce president, and on bank and hospital boards. She writes light-mystery novels. Rim to Rim and Wolf Pack are backpacking adventures. Her cozy series, Tennis Team Mysteries, includes Gator Bait and Killer Serve. She belongs to Mystery Writers of America and critique groups in Illinois and Florida. Her passion is encouraging grandparents to write their life stories and has formed a group to do just that. When not writing, Jeanne bicycles long distances, hikes, entertains grandchildren, volunteers with the historical society, or plays tennis, golf or pickleball. She lives with her husband of fifty years in Florida and in a Chicago suburb. www.jeannemeeks.com
Agatha 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
Mark 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.
What’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 email@example.com.
Award-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
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.
Cris 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.