Carrillee Collins Burke

Final Grave

Linda Masek's Book

Adventures In Writing

James Forrest


Eye of The Storm

Eye of The Storm

Kathy Ormond's Book

Sarah Chapman, a Sarasota native joined Sailor Circus at age twelve, married 52 year-old Danny Chapman at nineteen, and performed balancing trapeze on Ringling at twenty-three. She grew up in a five-acre jungle on Worrington Street and the Trail and moved to Montclair Drive on the Phillippi Creek bayou. Circus work was easy and life was busy until it fell apart. Eventually balanced, she wrote a cookbook, earned a BA degree, and published her memoir in 2014.

J B Hamilton Queen of Sarasota, Florida has published a new novel, Dagger In The Cup. The book was a winner in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. "I felt very honored," she said. "One never knows what rewards will be reaped from all those pages between the cover of a book." CLICK HERE to check out her book site.

E. P. Ned Burke worked in the publishing field for over 40 years and is president of E. P. Burke Publishing and over the years served as editor of Yesterday's Magazette and Writer's Magazette, as well as many other magazines and newspapers.

 He is the author of the Amos Grant mystery series, The Dead Ringer of TatervilleDead Man's Hand and Naked Lies. He has also published 1959-In Search of EldoradoThe Hero of Barryton, Shoestring Publishing, Writing Tidbits, and other titles. 

Click here to view his website, books, and articles.

Carrillee Collins Burke has won numerous writing contests and her byline has appeared in many magazines. Her story, Country Girl, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was the basis for her book of prose and  poetry.

She is the author of Country Girl and Windows To My Heart.

Country Girl is an eclectic selection from her collection of over one hundred award-winning stories, essays, and poems. Stories range from nostalgia, to humor, to amateur sleuth mysteries. Some have won multi-awards; most have been published in national magazines and local newspapers.

Madonna Dries Christensen considered it the luck o' the Irish when she stumbled upon her Jones and McLaughlin cousins' unique story during genealogy research. After publishing an article about this family in the Tampa Tribune, she received an offer from an independent filmmaker who wanted to collaborate with her on a screenplay of the story. 

She declined the contract and wrote Swinging Sisters, the musical journey of the Texas Rangerettes, a Depression era all-girl band. 

Her second book, Masquerade: The Swindler Who Conned J. Edgar Hoover, is also based on a true story, but not of a family member. It's how one Hungarian immigrant's genius for masquerade extended to impersonating noted people in order to prey on industrialists and celebrities. Even J. Edgar Hoover got conned!

Other books include Dolls Remembered and Toys Remembered, plus many othersAs touchstones to childhood, Madonna says dolls validate a span of years that often seems like a dream, a few moments in time. With their life-like faces, blemished complexions, and snarled hair, childhood dolls hold sway with a magical power that rarely wanes, and often grows. Sure to be a keepsake.

Madonna is a past Contributing Editor to Writer's Guidelines and News; current Editor of the online magazine Doorways Memoirs (; Past Contributing Editor and columnist for Yesterday's Magazette and Writer's Magazette, and currently a columnist for Extra Innings. She is listed in Who's Who in America, and her work has appeared in more than one hundred publications. 

Nadja Bernitt's new mystery novel, Final Grave, was chosen as a finalist in St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic contest. She holds a master's degree in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she also taught fiction writing. She has won numerous awards for her short stories, memoirs, and mysteries. She lives in Sarasota, Florida, works for the Sarasota Sheriff's Office and enjoys traveling with her husband.

Mary A. Berger is a native of Michigan where she earned her arts degree. Mary is an author whose writing has appeared in the Saturday Evening PostLady's Circle, and Today's Family, as well as in various small press publications and her local newspaper, the Times News.

Linda Lehmann Masek has penned a gripping romantic-suspense novel, guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats, titled Soul Dance. The book is set in the state of Alaska as Karen Karpe, a brilliant concert pianist, travels there to escape the memory of her slain detective husband.

Linda has had two previous novels published; a children's book, Mag-ni-fi-cat and The Poison Tree, from Avalon Books. She has also been a collaborator on two other nonfiction books, AT&T's Pioneers Celebrating 100 Years of Fellowship, Loyalty, and Service and The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. 

Besides novels, Linda writes historical articles and poetry for several organizations and is a columnist for a local newspaper. She has just completed a nonfiction “cat” book titled Kitty Tales.

Diane E. Robertson has been writing professionally since 1991, and published 100+ stories and articles for children and adults. In 2005, she became Associate Editor and writer for the Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine. Since 2006, she has taught creative writing classes at local colleges and senior centers in SW Florida. Recently, she published ADVENTURES IN WRITING. She also edits and ghostwrites for private clients, speaks to writers' groups, and presents workshops. Visit for further information.

Steve Jackson - For more than twenty-five years Steven H. Jackson has worked as a management and technology consultant assisting organizations of all sizes with the evaluation and assimilation of new technology and the outsourcing of non-core competencies.  As an internationally recognized expert in several areas of high technology and their marketplaces, Mr. Jackson has provided business leaders with the insight necessary to acquire and integrate complementary technology and its supporting organization.  He has also assisted Fortunate 100 companies in the analysis of emerging technologies helping them to make strategic decisions.

He continues to advise industry in both a consulting capacity and as an authority on strategic growth through acquisition, divestiture and outsourcing both domestically and abroad.

Mr. Jackson lives with his wife in Sarasota where he is currently working on his next Thomas Briggs novel.

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James A. Forrest is a mystery writer fresh onto the scene with his first novel, Eye of the Storm. He is a Florida native and avid fisherman who mixes the Sunshine State, screaming drags, and dead bodies into his writing.

"In EYE OF THE STORM James A. Forrest proves he has a passion for Florida, and has an understanding of this crazy state's quirks. This is a writer to watch." - Randy Wayne White

"James Forrest's EYE OF THE STORM is a damed fine read from a new and certainly upcoming Florida writer." - David Hagberg

Adam Wasserman is a native resident of Sarasota, Florida. Inspired by the People’s History series and other critical historical texts, he has determined to base his writing career on revisionist history, social change, and global issues inflicting the world today.

After reading numerous 
People’s History renditions, Adam decided to derive a comprehensive, revisionist history of where he was born and raised. People’s History is based on largely ignored primary sources and narratives to weave together a picture of how common people experienced and influenced history, rather than leaders or governments.

 You can view his web site at:

J. W. Panero grew up on a horse farm in Kentucky. When attending her 25th Kentucky Derby, she was marketing her first book, Portraits In Roses, published by McGraw-Hill. Ms Panero worked Special Events for a major TV station and lived in Miami, New York City and the Middle east. She is currently working on another novel and busy marketing the children's books she has written. 
For more information, contact  J. W. Panero at or or visit her website at

Kathy Ormond has self-published a novel, "The Toss Of A Coin." She traveled throughout Greece, the cities, villages, and islands, tracing histories of the people and their lives. She lives in Florida where she was inspired to write her first book, "Palm Trees and Ocean Breezes."

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