Staff

Founder/Publisher:

TJ Mackay

With over 2,000 professional book reviews under my belt and rising weekly, I'm not sure where to begin. Obviously, I love to read!  I juggled a double major in both English Education and Dance in college (English Ed. to land a job, Dance for the  pure joy of it!)  From there, I've worked in both fields consistently until this obsession we call InD'tale grew too big to juggle - although I still teach occasionally and dance when the opportunity presents itself!

While working in this industry I've had the wonderful opportunity of meeting and interviewing some of publishing's most famous (and fun) authors and celebrities. Since the biggest complaint people had about me while growing up was that I ask way too many questions, this career has been the perfect fit.  I LOVE people (one has to work very hard for me not to like them!) The past few years, however, I have become increasingly aware of the very talented authors that are not afforded media exposure simply because they choose to self or small publish rather than accept the strictures of mainstream publishing. Thus, the idea of "InD'tale" magazine was born!

Through more hard work than I thought possible and more love and support than I thought imaginable, InD'Tale has quickly become the magazine of choice by tens of thousands of people who want to learn, be entertained and discover new and interesting books in the indie and self published field.

Along with making "InD'tale" the very best magazine of its kind, I still take time for my passion for music (all kinds) and reading just for enjoyment.  I will always indulge both of these no matter where life takes me. I am also passionate about traveling, learning, and enjoying new experiences. I'm continuing an on-going bucket list of visiting a new and interesting place in the world at least once a year. 

Executive Assistant/Review Coordinator:

Tonya Smalley

I wear many different hats, avid reader, proof-reader, photograhper and stained glass artist. Everyone needs a creative outlet in my opinion. :)

My obsession with reading began in high school, when my BFF gave me an historical romance, and said "Here, YOU have to read this". I now read approximately 200 books a year, and thanks to a good friend I have gotten hooked on many different genres I normally would never read. Reading is such a part of my life that I now rarely watch television, because you will find me curled up on the couch, or sitting on my patio devouring the latest story. Being a part of the InD'tale staff has been a wonderful journey into the amazing written world, and the meeting of so many incredible authors whom I now call friend. 

Copy Editors:

Tammy Grant

I hail from the Great White North and believe it or not, I don't play hockey!  A voracious reader since discovering Dr. Seuss, I can usually be found behind the hot pink cover of my Kindle.  Reading is an escape from my busy life as a Court Official, wife and mom to two voracious readers in training.  Historical romances are my passion but I’ve been known to drop everything for a thriller, a police procedural or anything else shiny that catches my eye.  Whether I’m ranting, gushing or just plain blabbing, My irreverent wit and sometimes snarky commentary is bound to keep you entertained.

Julie L. York

I am an author, graphic designer, editor, and mom - though not always in that order. I've been writing and designing since high school, way back, when graphic design was called desktop publishing, and a red pen was the universal sign for a mistake. I still hold the red pen for those who confuse the spellchecker and make the grammar checker smoke. I was born and raised in the East Bay Area, California, graduated with a B.A. in English, minoring in Business Computers...got married and had children. I completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Media Design.  As a reward, I purchased an iPod Touch, but was too exhausted to even open the box. Once I did, however, I started reading voraciously ... no ... I returned to reading voraciously! Thanks to iBooks and the Kindle App, I've consumed thousands of eBooks since 2011 - did I mention reading's my first love? Or is it writing? Maybe designing? Should I mention my husband and kids in there, too?  Along with my own work, I now edit novels for other authors, design their book covers (print and digital), and teach them control of their own creative works.

Tiffany Landers

A book, a pen, and an appetite for consuming every tiny piece of life I can imbibe, I’ve been an  avid reader and have marinated in words as long as I can remember—many lifetimes, perhaps. As soon as I was able to pen words, I wrote my first book of elementary prose, “Blue Bonnet, oh! Blue Bonnet,” on an old stack of construction paper with crayons of varying shades. I’ve no clue where that little book of silliness lives today. From journaling, many books begun with the characters and plots still calling my name, to a memoir I’ve not yet published, I’ve longed to write stories all my lifetimes. Yet, I find myself continually called by the ‘road,’ and most people will tell you I’m a gypsy, or overly free- spirited. I say I’m just me. I love traveling, nature, in depth conversations, music (especially Fleetwood Mac), fishing, thunderstorms, all bodies of water, and I plan to build a tiny house soon—perhaps even an off-grid tiny home village someday. Family means the world to me, and I am blessed with three grown children and three perfect grandchildren. Editing is a profession that chose me, and I am so thankful to be a full-time editor and proofreader. I believe a writer and reader have chemistry just like people do in real life situations. While one writer may be my favorite, s/he may not be the favorite of my best friend. We all love chemistry, and I’m on a path to discover every author with whom I share it intensely.
Marc Joseph

 Plagued with a learning disability, I didn’t read my first book until I was 12 years old, but I’ve been a voracious reader ever since.  I grew up with twelve brothers and sisters in a mine, yours, ours and someone else’s kind of family, splitting time between the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s central coast, which gave me a love of big boisterous families and also secluded, quiet, natural places. A hopelessly habitual, lifelong student, I’ve studied Biology, History, English, Education, Law, and even got most of a Ph.D in Anglo-Norman Non-Arthurian Romance.  I even managed to get a few degrees along the way.  I’ve worked as a writer, a marine biologist, a teacher, paralegal, waiter, soccer coach and tortilla chip maker.  At the moment, and always subject to change, I live with my wife and three cats on California’s Central Coast, while I work on my second novel.  As often as possible we travel to Germany to visit her family and spend time in the beautiful wine country of the Western Rhineland.  When I’m not reading, or working on my next novel, I can be found hiking in the hills, kayaking along the coast, or trying, with little success, to master the art of photography.

Media Marketing:

Viola Robins

I fell in love with reading in grade school. My first favorite was The Box Car Children, then my best friend and I read the entire Nancy Drew series from our school library. After that, some young adult then onto adult romance. I've graduated to some suspense and mystery, however made my way back to contemporary romance, which I love! Just ask my husband, my nose is in my E reader any stolen moment I have. I have worked in the wine industry for over 15 years. I am also very interested in wellness and healthy eating. I love spending time with friends and family and sharing a glass of my latest favorite! We love to travel but when we are home we love to entertain and lucky for me, my husband is a great cook and a pro when it comes to Santa Maria Style BBQ! My favorite things are bbq artichoke, a crisp chardonnay and a wonderful love story! Cent anni' (100 years, our 'cheers').

Majanka Verstraete

I have been reading books for as long as I can remember. I have a Masters degree in Law, and am now working on a second Masters in Criminology. I spend most of my spare time in the world of books – updating my book review website, helping authors with marketing and branding, editing books for clients, and working on book cover designs. I also write children’s books and young adult novels, mostly paranormal and horror. Seven of my books have been published so far, and I hope to publish many more in the future. I read over two hundred books a year, and review just as many.  My favorite review genres include horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, young adult and paranormal, but I'll read almost anything I can get my hands on!

Laura Trujillo

On the Venn diagram of life I’m firmly rooted in the tiny spot where beauty, books, and an obsessive love for the 80s intersect. Okay, so I’m nerdy, but I’m pretty cool too, if I do say so myself. I’m an Aveda beauty school graduate and I’m all about the makeup. Always.
 
I’ve also been heavily involved in indie author marketing and promotion for several years, under both The Literary Vixen (which I founded) and Nerdy Book Services (which I co-founded). I also do public relations for Libra Spa and Face the Fight. Basically, when it comes to marketing, I’ve got you covered. 

 

Special Publications Editor/Marketing

Sarah E. Bradley

I’ve been reading since before I can remember. My mother still recalls the day I came up to her and her friends with my Peter Pan book and “read” it to her at the age of two, having completely memorized it. Since then I’ve devoured roughly one to two hundred books a year and have since started writing my own. When I’m not editing and adding scenes, I’m buried in someone else’s world seeking new romance, kick-butt action, and enough laughs to leave me rolling off my bean bag.

Ryan Jo Summers

I am a book aficionado and professional wordsmith. I've read books since earliest memory and started writing my own when I was ten. Since then, I've published twelve books with four publishers, numerous non-fiction articles in magazines and trade journals, and self-published one blog-to-book. My dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so clearly writing is in the genes.

Personally, I recently left a ten-year job in loss prevention to write full-time. I am also  an animal lover, having worked as a veterinary technician for many years. Sandwiched in between was a decade of operating a rescue operation and running a commercial boarding kennel. So now I pet-sit and dog-walk full time around my writing and reading duties. In my spare time I like to enjoy nature, hang out with friends, paint, play chess or mah Jongg and work crossword puzzles. I reside in North Carolina with a houseful of rescued critters.
 

Technical Editors:

Ana Smith

I'm a computer science instructor as I work on finishing a Doctorate degree in the same area. I also love reading, mostly books with strong romantic plots. I've always spent a lot of time daydreaming about princes on their white stallions, and then I discovered books. Nothing is impossible between the pages of my favorite novels: princes marry poor serving girls, dragons are defeated, and everybody lives Happily Ever After. A true romantic in this day and age? Undeniably, yes. :-)

Jeff Samuelsen:


My first experience with web design was when I was determined to set up a website but knew nothing about it. I got some books from the library and tried to figure it out.  Couldn't make head or tales of anchor tags and C style sheets. Luckily I had a friend who was willing to teach me a few things. That friend became my now husband, who is a passionate software engineer who owns and runs his own software development company in the Pacific Northwest. Under his tutelage in our nearly a decade of wedded bliss, I now run my own website along with managing all the ins and outs of the very intricate InD'scribe Conference site.

Graphic Design:

Elle J. Rossi

I’m an author, graphic designer, and self-proclaimed gypsy. If I had to describe myself in one phrase, I’d say I’m a complex contradiction. I love laughter, wit, sarcasm and sunshine equally as much as I love all things macabre. I like dirt roads and city sidewalks, country music and old school rap. I like ripped jeans and pretty dresses, tailgates and museums.

 My bookshelf is no less eclectic. Give me a romance, paranormal contemporary and everything in between. I’ll have that in one hand and a thriller or horror in the other. My love for reading transformed into a love for writing. I’ve penned paranormal and contemporary romance, urban fantasy and horror. These tales all lean to the darker side, which probably says more about me than I should divulge. I’m also a book cover fanatic. I wander around bookstores staring and studying covers for hours on end. To know I’ve created some of these beauties and had the opportunity to work with so many awesome authors and publishers is something that makes me incredibly proud. 

Promotional Design:

Rachel Rossano

Rachel spends most of her time with her three rambunctious young children and keeping their home from falling down around her beloved husband’s ears. When she isn’t wrangling little ones, she spends hours in her personal fantasy worlds of words talking to imaginary people and writing their stories down. With a small side business in cover design and book trailer creation, her schedule is almost always overflowing. Regardless, she is always eager to meet a new writer or reader and talk about books and writing.

Transcriptionist:

 

 

Ralph Conley

I was born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…no, wait. Wrong story. I was born in Indiana, I’ve lived in Ohio, and I now reside in North Carolina. I was in the Marine Corps for nine years and I’ve been at my current job for 23 years, all with perfect attendance. I have a BA in Romance Languages in Literature:Spanish from A&T University and I’m two classes shy of a BS in Computer Science which I hope to finish next year. I love history, puttering around outside, woodworking, and spending time with my wife, six kids, and two grandchildren.

Columnists:

S. L. Carpenter

A lifetime Californian, Scott Carpenter lives what he considers the ordinary life of a husband and father, with the addition of three dogs and a couple of cats. Humor has always played a large role in his life, and he enjoys making people smile. When he discovered that his short stories did just that, his career as a writer was born and some time later his first book of humorous erotic short stories was published. That was over a dozen years ago and since then readers have discovered the twisted delights offered by this unique author. His stories range from the outright absurd to the deeply poignant, and his mastery of the short story format is undeniable. If asked, he’ll describe himself as just another guy. His many fans will tell you that his writing paints a quite different picture.

Andy Peloquin

I am, first and foremost, an artist and words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I am also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of novels.

 
Aaron Michael Ritchey

Writing as Aaron Michael Ritchey, he is the author of numerous short stories, and he’s appeared in several anthologies alongside such authors as David Farland and Brandon Sanderson. He’s also the author of seven well-received young adult novels including the award-winning Long Live the Suicide King. His epic sci-fi western series, The Juniper Wars, is available now through Kevin J. Anderson’s WordFire Press. The first three books have all been nominated for InD’Tale Magazine’s YA novel of the year. 

Writing as Aaron Crash, he is the co-author of War God’s Mantle: Ascension (Shadow Alley Press) and other over-the-top sci-fi/fantasy novels. He’s been an Amazon All-Star and his books have broken into Amazon’s Top 100.

He lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters but frequently travels to writers conferences and comic cons across the U.S. selling books at Bard’s Tower, meeting fans, and collecting pen names.

Reviewers:

Danielle Hill

Danielle Hill has had a love affair with books since she was very young.  Her mother introduced her to the wonderful world of books, and she’s eternally grateful for that. She started reading at age four and never stopped.  Always sure to have at least one book on her at any time, her favorite genres are romance—historical , paranormal, and Harlequins; urban and dark fantasy, and classic horror.  She lives in Texas with her family and two mischievous cats.

Lynne Bryant



Growing up, I was an extremely shy child and having to move every couple of years was hard. I found myself in the pages of a book when a friend introduced me to historical romance novels. I even remember the very first one I read. Since then, I need a love story and a happily ever after. Being a reviewer has been a dream come true, I have made many friends, and found many new authors to love...what more could a girl ask for.

Ruth Lynn Ritter

Growing up in the middle of the wide open west amidst farms and ranches, the highlight of the week became the trip to the local library.  I could go anywhere in the world and experience things I could only dream of within the pages of books!  Around 12 years old and bored with the "pre-adolescent" offerings, I picked up a Harlequin romance for the first time and was lost as the world of love unfolded before my eyes!  Since that fateful day, my favorite books are always those with a love story.  I have been reviewing professionally for five years, along with my "day" job in education. I love to teach, craft, bake and create when I don't have a book in my hand (hmmm, come to think of it, I don't do those things often!)

Janice Martin

I’m a New England-born novelist, actor/stuntwoman, singer, and martial artist. My books reflect my love of local culture, history, mysteries, and long, lazy summer days. I also work with Narrow Street Films as a writer, director, and producer. Having recently wrapped up our latest film, "Michael Lawrence", I'm now working on a new screenplay and divide my time between working on my next novel, getting lost in Boston, and continuing the endless search for the perfect cup of tea.

Amy Cefoldo

I am a native Coloradan who moved to Texas for college and never escaped.  Although I miss the fresh mountain air, my family and four seasons, I did meet my husband here so I cannot complain too much.  We are the proud parents of six amazing cats and we are those parents who talk about their kids all the time.  When I am not reading, I should be writing but more than likely, I am re-watching “Gilmore Girl’s” for the hundredth time.  I am always in search of that perfect cup of coffee or on those sweltering summer days the most refreshing glass of sweet tea and will forever be waiting for my Hogwarts letter to arrive.
Gwenellen Tarbet

I love to read a great book and have been known to read in the shower.  It’s no small trick, but it can be done.  I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share my love with others.  Now that my five kids are older and somewhat self-feeding and self-cleaning, I can take some time to do what I love without too much fear that I will be reported to the authorities for sending my children to school with noodle-in-a-cup for lunch.  (Me to Doctor:  My son can’t have scurvy; I showed him a picture of an apple just yesterday)  I spend a fair bit of time trying to keep the cat off my keyboard, and yesterday I caught a glimpse of my elusive dining room table under all the stuff.  Strange, I don’t remember it being orange.  Now, let’s have some fun!

Arec Rain

Don’t be fooled, I fought learning to read tooth and nail. That being said, there are few things that
please me more than browsing a book store,connecting with authors, and organizing my already
organized bookshelves just to feel them in my hands. To me, there is no gift greater than reading.
As a full time nurse, I have precious little time. What time I do have, I spend trying to keep my little
tegu out of trouble, loving my husband, and working through my massive piles of unread books and
unplayed games, The piles never get any smaller, but if I am honest, I hope they never do.

Belinda Wilson

I  began reading at the tender age of four. From there my love of books grew to astronomical proportions. I also have a great love for animals, so upon graduation from high school, I set off for the University of Arizona with the intention of becoming a veterinarian. Due to unforeseen circumstances, that was not to be, so I had to choose an alternative career field and followed the advice of my beloved high school senior English teacher and pursued a degree in English literature. From there I married my college sweetheart, Tom, and went on to be a supportive Air Force wife, editing and publishing newsletters for the squadron, PTA, and American wive’s organizations. I also wrote feature stories for the Officers’ Wives’ Club magazine as well as articles about Family Services for the local paper.  I have been with my husband 27 years and have three adult daughters and one grandson. Their menagerie includes four Shelties, a turtle, and an aquarium of tropical fish.

Julie Whiteley

 As a natural born introvert, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have my nose in a book. I am a voracious reader, consuming as many as five books a week. I am a bona fide bibliophile, owning countless e-books and close to a thousand print copy books, with an emphasis on collecting vintage paperbacks. I love writing book reviews and book blogging, working crossword puzzles, playing candy crush, sipping red wine, and nibbling on dark chocolate. I also love, love, love animals, especially my two cocker spaniels and four cats, all of whom are spoiled rotten. I’m very happily married with two wonderful grown children.

Yannie Sorensen

Writing a bio always seems to be a touch awkward for me. Which fits, because I can be a remarkably awkward person in real life.  I am a wife to an amazing husband.  I’m also a mommy to two wonderful kids- Emily who’s 6 and Asher who’s 4. They definitely keep me on my toes! My hobbies can be summed up in basically two words- books and cello. I love to read and hoard...I mean collect books and my sweet kids have definitely picked up my love of the written word. I guess it would be hard NOT to when there are so many around here. Now cello...I’ve been enamored with the rich tones of the cello since I was little. So much so that my husband bought me one and is doing what he can to help me learn.
We have two pet rats, Fred and George, but no other furries around here. Although, if I had my way we would be overrun with animals. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and snuggling with a cute, warm, alive floof!

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick
Hey Everyone. I’m Lex and I am reviewing from Glasgow in Scotland. I have been an avid reader since I was young and I write as well. I write for dog magazines in the UK and also do the dd bit of fiction. When I am not reading or writing, I am looking after my menagerie of animals ranging from dogs and cats to rats and ferrets. You can usually find me outside in the fresh air with my Kindle reading while surrounded by my pack of dogs.
Laura Dinsdale

I have lived in the Central San Joaquin Valley in California all my life.  I have three amazing sons at various stages of adulthood and for 24 years have been married to the man who curls my toes.  I have a MA of Arts in English from Southern New Hampshire University.  I teach for public schools full time, part time for University of Phoenix and coach 3 sports in public school.  I am an avid reader of several genres and nothing is better than curling up to read.  I also like running, walking with my husband and dogs to get yogurt.  Our family enjoys barbecuing, card and board games and going to movies.

Emerson Matthews

I have loved books since around ‘forever’. This made it easy to buy for on birthdays and holidays. I'm also an avid animal advocate (Say that five times fast) and have spent almost thirty years involved somehow in the animal welfare world. In my spare time—when not reading-- I like to paint and do crafts, potter in the garden, bake; cook, or simply enjoy nature. I live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in a 100-year- old cottage filled to overflowing with rescued pets and plants. A perfect day would be rainy, but not too cool, and ample time to sit on the porch with a cuppa tea, fuzzy blanket, a good book, and with lots of birds at the feeders. In lieu of that, I will settle for just a rainy day with no pressing place to go. I am also a confessed and unrepentant chocoholic and coffee fiend.

Amanda Hupe

I live in southern California with my husband and two children. I have my Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Riverside. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, running, hiking, watching TV and movies but my passion is reading and book collecting!  I could spend all day curled up with a good book or perusing a book store!

E.L. Hurley

I am from Gonzales, Louisiana, which is about half way between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I have lived there all my life and have only traveled to a couple of places that are within a close proximity, although I am certainly hoping to change that one day. I have a grown daughter and a teenaged granddaughter who are the lights of my life. I am a photographer and love everything mythological, supernatural or paranormal which includes collecting figurines and music boxes, but my favorite thing in the whole world to do is read, I read mostly paranormal romance and urban fantasy but I have been known to become lost in others genres as well. My family calls me a book addict because I keep the stories that I love so I can read them again and again.
 

Dahlia Gosney

I am a dabbler, to put it in the most simplistic of terms, though many would just call me a busybody! I prefer to surround myself with people and activities that are enriching, challenging, and stimulate my creative senses! Native Californian and lifelong resident of the Bay Area, I am quite used to chaos and diversity! I received my Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in biology, making me a pretty big science nerd who also has a passion for history and literature. I am the fortunate wife of a very loving man, a mother of two wonderful boys who make life a constant adventure, professional baker and cake decorator, active PTA mom, avid reader, ridiculously quirky friend, and a lover of nature, Renaissance Faires, kilts, and large margaritas. Oh…and coffee, which is, of course, the driving force behind my constant energy!  Humor, family, and a love of life, above all else, keep me sane and ready to take on the world!

Roslynn Ernst

I was never a lifelong reader. In fact reading was always a struggle for me when I was growing up due to a speech impediment along with my ADHD caused me to have difficulties reading. I didn’t start to enjoy reading until about age 14. After that it became fun and I couldn’t stop reading even when I needed a break from school, work or life in general.
I am a dancer, pianist, wife, lover, sometime scrap booker, pet mom to my crazy black lab Gemani, sister, daughter, nurse, sometime runner and a reader of all different types of books or genres.  Nursing  is my daily real life job. I’ve been married to for 16 years to the love of my life.

Elissa Blabac

When I was 10, my mother was concerned that I was reading too many books about kids with terminal diseases and that I would develop some sort of complex.  In order to combat the tragic books I was consuming as fast as I could, she handed me The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss.  That began a love affair with romance novels that has stretched over 25 years.  I love to read books of all types but the middle of a romance novel really is my happy place.  When my nose isn’t buried in a book, I work as a trademark paralegal to pay the bills and enjoy being a wife and mom.  Other than reading, my favorite thing to do is to go on adventures, both big and small, with my husband and son.

Jodi Martines

I am a preschool teacher/ childcare center director/ and soon-to- be college graduate. I have three grown children, two girls and one son. My oldest daughter is a social worker in, my son is a plumber’s apprentice and my youngest is in college. I have one granddaughter who just started kindergarten. I have recently moved to Oregon to start a new life and I am looking for jobs in the education field. I was a medical office manager before I decided to become a teacher and worked for an optometrist. I have also had the most wonderful opportunity to open three preschools working alongside the owners. That was so much fun, and I would love another opportunity to do it again. My favorite hobbies are to read books, go camping, swimming, look in antique shops, and take impromptu day trips.

Chelsea Anderson

I've been a reader for a long time. Living in the tundra of the bold north, winters make for lots of curling up with a book opportunities. I dove into the world of audiobooks a few years ago so I could multitask my reading with the other daily things of life and I've never looked back. Favorite books span across multiple genres, from books like Stephen King's "The Stand" and Veronica Roth's "Carve the Mark", to books like Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale". There is rarely a book I'll say no to! If I'm not reading, I got sucked into the black hole of social media or I'm being attacked by a child/cat looking for attention.

Becca Windsor

My kids decided I'm Phoebe from Friends, Lorelei from Gilmore Girls, Lou from Heartland, and Lizzie from Pride & Prejudice. And, of course, I'm Dauntless in the Divergent world (according to one online quiz) to the dismay of my daughter. Aquaman's my Justice League and Thor's my Avenger. I just tell the world I'm a Paralegal/Legal Assistant/HR Analyst/Author dabbling with book trailers, promo materials, beta reading, and reviews.

I love crochet, riding horses, singing karaoke, and traveling. I can't wait for my chance to see more of the world. I could totally be a gypsy. Or a truck driver. My writing career started in school passing notes to friends, writing poetry, and song lyrics (OMG, I think I might be vintage). I've lived in Greece and speak, read, and write the language.  I'm mom to two children who I'm proud to call fellow trekkies, whovians, and hallmarkies. We love analyzing stories and deciding who among us are which character from whichever book or show we're into and why, talking plot, climax, and twists.  I am a fan of anything Jane Austen worthy, as well as sweet romance in the form of historicals, young adult, contemporary, scifi, steampunk, fantasy, and why not throw a cozy mystery in the mix as well.  My favorite stories are filled with journeys of feel good, gush worthy, happy-ever-afters to make you smile, laugh out loud, and only sometimes cry…but not a lot.

 

Tricia Hill

Tricia Hill likes mysteries, romance and chocolate, and not necessarily in that order. Reading has always been her vice and her passion, and with the advent of audiobooks, she can continue to “read” books while doing the dreaded housework.  Married with three sons on the verge of leaving the nest and working full time as a teacher, time is a precious commodity, which is why there is nothing she loves better than to lose herself between the covers of a good story.

F.S.Brown

F.S. Brown is a multi-published author of both nonfiction and fiction. A graduate of N.Y. Institute of Technology, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Ms. Brown began her career writing magazine articles. Her memoir, Maternal Threads, was released in May 2015 from High Hill Press. She also writes fiction under a pseudonym in the genres of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Originally from upstate New York, Ms. Brown presently resides in Massachusetts with her husband of nearly 40 years, and she works for Tufts University.

Maggie Faria

Known under a number of aliases such as the Cheerleader, Julie the Cruise Director and Literary Chanteuse. I am an avid reader and read a variety of books and genres. As I get asked this a lot, yes I do and can really sing! I have been lead & back up vocalist for many bands and artists and have logged countless hours in recording studios. I have also worked in the travel industry. Resorts, hotels and airlines and as you’ve guessed I have traveled a bit. These days however home is in British Columbia, Canada, as a Mother of two children and an Education Assistant/Community Support Worker. I now indulge my love of reading and writing with an abundance of coffee.

Carey Sullivan

I graduated in the last millennium with a degree in Technical Writing and spent the first part of
my career writing and editing documents and user’s guides headed to space with the various Space
Shuttle crews. I’m retired now, and spend my days reading, exercising, volunteering in local schools and organizations, and tackling interesting projects.
I appreciate simple pleasures: camping, reading, snapping photos, hiking, laughing, dark
chocolate melting on my tongue, and sharing quality time and good meals with friends and family. I love waking up early, especially when camping, so I can enjoy the peace and quiet of the morning. I find at least 5 things every day to be grateful for, and I journal about those things. I also love playing card games and other types of strategic games with my family. I married my best friend nearly 30 years ago, and we are still going strong. I’m a voracious reader, and enjoy several different genres of books. I’d rather read than watch TV. I’m curious and I love to learn new things. I’m good-natured and kind-hearted, and I love my smile.