Desiree Calderon de Fawaz

Author and illustrator Desirée Calderón de Fawaz is the winner of the 2018 Middle East Book Award for her children’s book Tata’s Earrings (Los Aretes de Tata). Now, the former microbiologist brings us her debut novel Quetzalli’s Last Song, an adventure based on some of the experiences of her unconventional Mexican childhood. In this novel, Desirée is determined to combat the misrepresentation of her cultures through Brum Hesles, a stressed, witty, female protagonist that will surely leave readers of POC works yearning for more.

Desirée now lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and three children. When not negotiating peace…


Charles St. Anthony hosts the hilarious podcast “T with Charles” where he discuss the scalding hot topics in current events and entertainment. He has published several humorous memoirs and short reads. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Studies. After spending 12 years in Japan where he acquired his master’s degree, he returned to the US where he released “Impossibly Glamorous” — his book about gay life in Japan and the American celebrities he met overseas. He followed this up with “San Francisco Daddy,” which took a close up look at LGBTQ dating life in the…


For author Mike Honeycutt, there’s nothing more exciting than a remote trip with great scenery. In Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing, he shares a travelogue that speaks to his passion for traveling the world to exotic locales to hunt and fish for unusual animal species.

Based on his extensive travel experiences, Honeycutt narrates stories from all over the world on all continents. From the savannas of northern Cameroon to the jungles of southern Cameroon, and from the mountains of the Rocky Mountains in the United States, to a Himalayan tahr hunt in the mountains of New Zealand, he…


Jay Hartlove is the playwright, director and producer of The Mirror’s Revenge, the musical sequel to the Snow White fable, which had its theatrical run in the San Francisco Bay Area in August 2018 to rave reviews. Jay is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy “Goddess Rising” Trilogy (Goddess Chosen, Goddess Daughter, and Goddess Rising) and the fantasy romance Mermaid Steel.

His stories are filled with conspiracies and the supernatural, gods, dreams, angels, and hidden connections. His creative motto is “Dark Secrets Revealed”. He loves to take stories where the reader does not expect, with sympathetic villains, heroes…


Nicole Hayes is the sole owner of Iona Print Publishing Company. With growing ambitions for a nine-book series, Nicole Hayes pursues writing in her spare time.

When she isn’t writing for fun, she’s writing for work. A technical writer in her full time corporate life, she expanded her passion into a successful career. She also enjoys working out, walking in the sunshine, and going to rock shows.

Her education accolades include a Bachelors and Masters in Professional and Technical Writing. She starts a Doctorate of Philosophy grad program in Fall 2020.

Here’s an interview with her about her new sci-fi…


Author Corey Croft

Corey Croft is from Surrey BC, Canada. His use of gallows humor helps to him stumble gracefully in a meaningless world. He avoids eye contact with strangers and doesn’t understand most kinds of science. As a child he was taken to church every Sunday and worried that every time it rained it would flood, biblically.

Here’s an interview with him about his work and writing philosophy:

When we first talked, you mentioned that you deal with depression and anxiety, but that you don’t mind making fun of those things in your writing. …


Scott Douglas Prill was born in Iowa and received a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1977. His subsequent career choices have reflected a strong interest in natural resources. Since graduating, Scott has held positions as a limnologist and environmental consultant.

Scott recently retired after twenty-eight years, as an in-house environmental consultant for the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Scott resides in Bayside, Wisconsin, with his wife, Marcie. He enjoys spending time with their three adult children and writing.


Yellow book cover with multicolored streamers at the top and purple embossed-looking letters spelling out Mouse’s Great Adventure. A cute cartoon mouse stands in the center surrounded by various other animals (a frog, monkey, snake, bird, tiger, etc).
Yellow book cover with multicolored streamers at the top and purple embossed-looking letters spelling out Mouse’s Great Adventure. A cute cartoon mouse stands in the center surrounded by various other animals (a frog, monkey, snake, bird, tiger, etc).

Marion Heffernan is a medical secretary, artist, crafter, great-grandmother, avid reader of adult and children’s books, and author of the new Mouse’s Great Adventure series. Here’s an interview with her about her writing.

How did you and Amy Begley find each other? What’s it like to work with an illustrator? How did she decide what scenes to illustrate, or did you ask for specific pictures?

Although I am interested in art and craft, my particular interests lie in pet portraiture in oils.

Oil is a very ‘slow’ medium — and for illustration of the stories, I would require the work…


‘To make fresh powerful poems rooted in Shoah is amazing. (Newman) does it by specifics. There are no faceless men in dirty ragged uniforms. The people are individualized.” — Marge Piercy, who selected the book for the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize

“The very unspeakability of the Holocaust can make writing about it fraught. Gail Newman, the child of Holocaust survivors, transcends this difficulty in her vital new collection, Blood Memory, by telling her parents’ stories — the story of millions — in tender, particular detail…This is a book about collective memory, about the importance of story. …Newman…doesn’t flinch from brutality…


COVID-19 has exposed the failings of global government policies.

Lasting change is needed — and fast.

The global health pandemic has brought the relative fragility of our modern ecosystem to light in new and confronting ways. Would the COVID-19 outbreak have happened, had more sustainable food production and distribution methods been in place? Will pandemics of a comparable or larger scale continue to happen if these processes aren’t adjusted?

In this bold and future-focused proposal, Chaiyanne Salmon presents an inclusive model for a global and national restructuring of how we source, produce, market, and consume food in a post-pandemic world.

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