April 18, 2013
Ann Marie Bryan is CEO and founder of Victorious By Design, which is dedicated to providing exceptional educational products and services. Ms. Bryan is also an expert in Personal and Professional Development, Editing and Publishing Services, Ghostwriting, and Performing Arts. She currently resides in Tallahassee. Her recent novel Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along has been described as a heartwarming but humorous love story. The book is based on real life events.
May 16, 2013
*No May speaker due to conference. Members will be asked to attend to help with preparation for the conference which begins the following day.
June 20, 2013
Darryl Bollinger is the author of The Medicine Game and his latest novel, A Case of Revenge, was just released. He is working on his third book. Mr. Bollinger’s books are medical thrillers, which fit right in with his background. He has a masters in Health Care Administration from the Trinity University in San Antonio and spent more than 20 years in the health care industry. He has also started several successful businesses and worked as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. Bollinger lives in Tallahassee. He is an avid runner, enjoys hiking and skiing and is a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association.
July 18, 2013
Heather Whitaker came to fiction writing from a background in physics. She decided to pursue her greatest love, writing children’s literature, after managing science exhibits and educational programs for eight years. She has been writing middle-grade and young adult literature for over six years. She is an editor and writing coach, and has lectured and given workshops on a variety of topics of interest to writers of all genres. She will be talking to us about “Revisions.”
August 15, 2013
Peggy Kasses. TWA’s Vice President, and outgoing presenter, will talk to us about “Reading Your Work in Public.” Ms. Kasses has worked as a writer and poet, and studied Creative Writing- Fiction, at UCLA.
Peggy Kassees. is Vice President for the Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA), Co-Conference Chair and TWA Blog Coordinator for the Tallahassee Democrat. When not at her day job working for the state, she spends her time writing, reading, listening to music, and knitting. Her favorite places to write are wherever live music fills the air and surrounded by people. She is a book review contributor to the Southern Literary Review and the Tallahassee Democrat. Peggy describes herself as an Imaginist. She likes to take what is, then give it a twist to see what can be. Her favorite question is “What if?” A writer of Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Fantasy with a sprinkling of fictional tales of the South, Peggy’s stories incorporate elements of myth, mystery, magic, mayhem, and love. Peggy has performed several of her short stories accompanied by Mike Palecki on harmonica and Brett Wellman on guitar, for public audiences. She has recently recorded a CD accompanied by Bodega Bob Homme on guitar, "Tales From the Swamp: Swamp Song." Peggy can be found on Face Book, Twitter @PEKassees, and upon occasion writing in her own blog at www.PeggyKassees.blogspot.com.
September 19 ,2013
Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass make up the writing team known as Jefferson Bass. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility-the Body Farm, a quarter of a century ago. Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer and documentary film maker. Together Jefferson and Bass have written two non-fiction and seven body-farm novels, including The Inquisitor’s Key and The Bone Yard. The Body Farm series has been described by New York Times critic as “the real deal.” Jefferson’s articles have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek, and USA Today. He has also written and produced two highly acclaimed documentaries about the Body Farm for National Geographics.
October 17, 2013
Michael Trow is the owner of Michael Trow Enterprises LLC, where he helps service providers get more clients. He has lived in four counties, done business all over the world and is a coach in training for the hugely popular and successful "Book Yourself Solid" system. More than anything, he likes to help people. He is a self-proclaimed dog lover and wine appreciator. On his website at www.michaeltrow.com, you can download a free copy of his book 9 Areas You MUST Address To Get More Clients.
November 21, 2013
(to be scheduled)
* Some of the 2013 speakers are subject to change due to the dates being set so far in advance.
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