Jill Amadio
Jill Amadio has worked as a reporter in England, Spain and Thailand and a crime reporter in the U.S. She is the author and co-author of several biographies, as well as a ghostwriter of fiction, non-fiction, and true crime. Her book, Gunther Rall: Luftwaffe Ace and Nato General, was a bestseller and is now on available for the Kindle and Nook e-book readers. Originally from St. Ives, Cornwall, the land of mead and piskies, she has lived on both the East and West Coasts of the United States. She presently lives in Dana Point, California. For more information about Jill and her books, please visit www.JillAmadio.com.

Judith Campbell

Rev. Dr. ‘Judy’ Campbell is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and the author of several books and articles. She has published children’s stories and poetry, as well as numerous essays on the arts, religion, and spirituality.

She holds a PhD in The Arts and Religious Studies and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts, and she offers writing workshops and spirituality retreats nationally and internationally.

When she isn’t traveling and teaching, she divides her time between the island of Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, best friend and editor par excellence, Chris Stokes, and their two totally indulged felines, Katie and Simon.

To learn more about “The Sinister Minister” or to invite her to lead a writing workshop, preach at your church, or speak at your library or book group, please visit her website at www.judithcampbell-holymysteries.com for pictures of her marvelous cats and for some easy and yummy recipes. “Rev Judy” loves to cook, and she loves to know and talk with her readers.


Lyn Fraser

Currently residing in western Colorado, Lyn Fraser spent much of her childhood immersed in the musty aroma of favorite library books in her hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Her first publication, a short story on hula hoops, appeared in the local newspaper. Lyn’s love of reading, writing and libraries has never wavered. She is the author of short stories, two books on the Psalms and a popular business book. Lyn has taught at Texas A&M University and Colorado Mesa University and has served as a hospice and hospital chaplain. Learn more about Lyn and her work at www.LynFraser.net.


Dorothy Hayes

Dorothy Hayes, a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, taught Language Arts in Connecticut schools for three years. She was then a staff writer for The Wilton Bulletin, and The Norwalk Hour and received an honorary award for her in-depth series on Vietnam Veterans from the Society of Professional Journalists. She also worked as a staff writer for a national animal protection organization and wrote Animal Instinct published by IUniverse in 2006. She lives in Stamford, CT with her husband, Arthur, and is the proud mother of four, the happy mother-in-law to three, the grandmother of fourteen, and GN to Bella. She also writes for Womanofmystery.net and CriminalElement.com. Visit her at DorothyHayes.com.


Judith K. Ivie

Judith K. IvieA lifelong Connecticut resident, Judith K. Ivie has worked in public relations, advertising, sales promotion, the international tradeshow industry, and an assortment of not-for-profit venues. Along the way, Judi produced three nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and essays. In 2006 Judi broadened her repertoire to include fiction, and the Kate Lawrence mystery series, set in central Connecticut, was launched. Whatever the genre, she strives to provide lively, entertaining reading that takes her readers away from their work and worries for a few hours, stimulates thought on a variety of contemporary issues-and gives them a laugh along the way. All Judith Ivie’s titles are also now available on at Amazon for Kindle and at Smashwords for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. Judi loves to hear from readers at jkivie@sbcglobal.net. Photo by Lisa Brisson.


Narielle Living

Narielle Living is a freelance writer who grew up in Connecticut and is now based out of the tidewater area of Virginia. She is the author of the mysteries Signs of the South and Revenge of the Past, and co-author of Chesapeake Bay Karma—The Amulet. Her fiction also appears in the anthologies Chesapeake Bay Christmas Volumes I, II, and III, and Harboring Secrets. A former massage therapist and healing arts educator, Narielle is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Writers and Sisters in Crime. For more information about her books or workshops, visit www.narielleliving.com, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.


Larry Maness

Larry Maness is the author of three previous novels, Nantucket Revenge, A Once Perfect Place, and Strangler – a Detective Book Club selection. Pulitzer prize-winner, William Inge, introduced his first collection of plays, which have been produced in New York, Boston, and other theatres in the United States and Europe. He lives with his wife, Marianne, in Hull, Massachusetts.


Parker Riggs

Parker Riggs’ love of writing began as a teenager growing up in New Jersey, penning short stories and poetry. Her dream to be a published author got set aside for a career in Washington, D.C., where for two decades she supported politicians and lawyers. Yet the dream never died. Pursuing her passion for mysteries, Parker is the author of the mystery novel Finding Jessica and co-author of the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams’ Collectible Mystery series. She is now permanently settled in New Hampshire with her husband and a lively mini-Dachshund named Pippa.


David Rappoport

David_RappoportDavid Steven Rappoport is the author of two plays produced Off-Broadway, Cave Life and The Upper Depths, and has also written for radio and television. His short story, Leftovers, was a winner of the Mystery Times 2015 competition, and is featured in an anthology of winning stories from Buddhapuss Ink. He is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing program at Goddard College. David lives in Chicago. His website is www.davidstevenrappoport.com.


Alicia Stone

Alicia Stone is one of the pseudonyms of an award-winning novelist and playwright who grew up in France and now lives and writes in an old sea captain’s house on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; her work has appeared in 15 countries and has been translated into 12 languages. She’s decided that sex, university, and mysteries are the perfect combination for a great read. Let her know if you agree! You can read more at www.aliciastone.com.