Jamie Barber writes middle grade fiction and has ghost-written many blogs for various companies over the years. She now owns a digital marketing agency.
When Jamie is not writing or working, she can be found shuffling her two children between activities or herding her two dogs, which are sometimes more challenging than the kids. Jamie enjoys her beach city, karaoke night with her husband, musical theatre, a tasty red wine, and of course reading.
Ivanka is the writer of a series of fun mystery novels set in a small lakeside town, featuring an amateur female sleuth with a shady past. Her poems and short stories have been published in numerous literary journals in Canada, the US, and the UK.
Born in Slovenia, Ivanka now resides in Ontario, Canada, with her family and the stray cats that wandered in. When not reading and writing, she enjoys viewing mystery series and romance movies, gardening, going for walks, and watching the waves roll in at the lake.
Dan began his publishing experience as a proofreader-copyeditor after teaching for five years. He has design and editorial experience although the bulk of his editorial career was as a managing editor for Liberty Fund.
Dan's moved from editor to writer, focusing on mysteries. Old habits being hard to break, when not writing, you might find Dan reading grammar or writing skill reference books.
Just for fun.
Julie Lowman is a high school math teacher and YA writer. When she's not using the inspiration drawn from her students to construct page-turning stories, she's most likely playing chauffeur to her own children or watching TikTok.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Julie now lives in Maryland with her husband and four kids.
Kristine is the author of contemporary novels Mountain Treasure and Forbidden Treasure and has two romance novels due out in 2021 and 2022.
Kristine also writes under the name Kama O'Connor; her essays and other stories have appeared in publications such as Zone 3, Bird's Thumb, Military Spouse Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, Military Experience in the Arts. She was also a Pushcart nominee for a short story in her linked literary collection, Shrapnel.
Amber was born forever ago and yesterday in beautiful Ontario, Canada.
After enjoying many places across the country and around the world, she has come home again to spend most of her days playing chef, chauffeur and cheerleader to some brilliant little wingnuts.
Every once in a while though, when the stars align and the coffee is hot, Amber is able to sit and create gems from the bubbling thoughts in her head.
Amy Pawlukiewicz was raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio in the suburb of Bay Village. She has been a writer her whole life, starting her first book in fifth grade, and she has always loved suspense and mystery.
In addition to being a suspense writer, Amy is a standup comedian, vegetarian, and animal lover. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their many, many pets. The Water Tower is her first novel.
Middle Grade Fiction
As long as I can remember I have been reading mysteries. By the time I was about ten, I was writing my own and turning them into little stapled paperbacks for my family.
I'm thrilled to be writing books to share with all of you mystery lovers out there. My stories are sure to include long-held secrets, an antique or two, and a little bit of romance.
Middle Grade Fiction
Tina is the author of humorous essays, "When I quit litigation for waitressing, I brought my killer instinct with me", "Dumped on reality TV", and the viral hit, "Lovesick Leftie Blues", published in Canada's The Globe & Mail. She's also written for Great Lakes Boating, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, PassageMaker, and the literary journal, Blank Spaces.
Her works of short fiction have won international writing contests, as has a teleplay adaption of her debut manuscript, WITCHES VERSUS DOGS. She is a copywriter for a leading digital ad agency, and she lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her Persian cat, Onion; yellow Labrador, Cadence; and her husband.
Middle Grade Fiction
Sandra's tastes in literature and music can best be described as eclectic. She writes middle grade fiction and comics, and enjoys reading rock musician biographies. She plays the violin and viola and is an avid fan of rock music.
Sandra lives in NC with her husband and their "tortie" cat, Charley. When she's not writing you can find Sandra playing her violin and viola as a free-lance musician.
Alison's young adult romance novel, fuses two of her favorite interests, fashion and theater, together.
She lives in New York City as a social media strategist and is a contributing writer to more than ten publications on the online platform, Medium, including the well-known P.S. I Love You and The Writing Cooperative, with over 300,000 active followers each. Her work has also been featured in the digital magazine, Thought Catalog.
Jen Seggio has been making up stories her whole life, but only now has she begun to write them down. She writes and illustrates picture books that are funny and exciting with a warm center. She also writes for Movie Babble and freelances in video editing and graphic design. Her artwork has been featured in the Walt Disney Family Museum and the annual Arts on Amboy festival.
In her free time, Jen loves traveling to new places...but since that's on hold, she enjoys biking, painting, and watching movies. She lives in New York City with her two cats, TC and Mikey.
David writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. His most recent, Secret of Heathcote Manor,
was the winner of Litopia’s Pop-Up Submissions in October
Having lived overseas for most of his
life in far flung places such as Singapore, Germany, Canada, and the Outer
Hebrides, he finally settled down with his wife and four children in South East
When not writing or being a crazy cat
person, he enjoys canoeing, sea kayaking, gardening, and visiting historic