Dr. Carol Kennedy has three decades experience teaching, consulting, writing and speaking to varied audiences. Just recently Dr. Carol received a medal for her fourth book, A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE FOR THE SOUL, from Florida Authors/Publishers Association, in the category of spirituality. She transforms a God Whisper into a book or seminar laced with knowledge, humor and inspiration. Favorite topics are “How Can I Unlock God’s Power in My Life?”, “How is Life Like Chocolate?”, “Raising Readers and Thinkers” and “”What’s Your Monster?”
Visit her website at: http://drcarolkennedy.com
Carol Kennedy’s books
I was a litigation attorney for many years. In recent years, I have mediated lawsuits. Most of the articles I have published were published in law journals. I have written some articles for sports publications, such as the Chicago Track Club. I am currently working on a book on the history of high school athlete eligibility litigation in the state of Indiana. The book is an outgrowth of a law journal article I wrote in July, 2012.
Born in New Orleans in 1937. I practiced pediatrics in academia and in private practice before retiring in 1999.
Tried painting and photography before settling on writing for my retirement day job. My delight and challenge as a writer is for my readers to understand and experience the emotions my characters instill in me. Furthermore, I want readers to predict character behavior in any given circumstance based on how I have portrayed them – but then, maybe not.
The urge to write first struck at age sixteen when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the wild night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by the northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter’s editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.
Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process — and without prior plan — becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.
In this new stage of his life, he’s published Along the Watchtower in June, 2013 and The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky in May, 2014. His next book, The Children of Darkness, is the first of the Seekers series, a dystopian trilogy, that was published in June, 2015.
David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.
Visit his website at: http://davidlitwack.com
I 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 (maiden name), 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, creating covers and formatting printed books and eBooks for self-published authors.
Visit my author website at: http://jcferguson.net
J.C. Ferguson’s books
Doug MacGregor is a native of Binghamton, N.Y. and a graduate of Syracuse University. He has lived in Southwest Florida since 1988. He was the full-time editorial cartoonist for The News-Press in Fort Myers for twenty-three years tackling local, state and national issues on the editorial pages. You can still spot his cartoon work every Sunday in the News-Press.
Doug also visits schools, libraries, art centers and civic organizations sharing his love for drawing and lecturing on creativity. He has also written and illustrated seven children’s books including his most recent, Morgan McKinney’s Bigger-Than-Life Bedtime Story. His other books include, Turtellini, The Turbo-Charged Turtle, and Rad Hair Day, both self-published in 2011. In 2009 he published, Get Creative Turn On The Bright Side Of Your Brain; a book to help folks of all ages become more creative in everyday life.
Doug is also a local musician and plays harmonica in various blues bands in the area. He has won numerous state and national awards for his cartoon work and is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators. You can see Doug’s work and hear his music at http://dougcreates.com
Currently, he is enjoying his position as coordinator for the Arts in Healthcare program, which brings bring art and music to patients and families within the Lee Memorial Health System in Southwest Florida.
Doug MacGregor’s books
Arrived safely in a Keene, N.H. hospital on Dec. 11, 1924. Graduated from High School in Somerville, Mass. in 1942, and waded ashore in Bombay (India), wearing the uniform of an Army Private, on my 20th birthday Dec. 11, 1944. The next year carried me over the Burma Road to Kunming, China. The A-Bombing of Hiroshima then took me to Shanghai where I fell in love (several times), and that led to my re-enlisting. I wound up in Germany until my discharge in 1948. Attended Northeastern University for 7 years gaining degrees in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.
Moved to Florida in 1978, with second wife, Evelyn. In early 2004, she showed signs of serious dementia, and gradually regressed until she passed away in August of 2014. Rather than go crazy, I decided to put some of the early adventures into print. The result, thus far includes, “Lost in Burma” (52 Poems and Ballads) which was published in June of 2015, “A World War 2 Trilogy” (a short bio, a Shanghai adventure, and a Military Intelligence/Cold War adventure that takes place in Bavaria), and “24 A.A. Ballads” which will find its way onto Amazon later in the year as well.
Visit his website at: http://ftmyersbob.blogspot.com
Robert Maloney’s books
Author and editor of Three Crones: Over the Fence — published on Amazon February 2016
Judy Marksteiner’s books
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:
Bob McCarthy’s books
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.
Denise McCoy’s books