She discovered writing in her early teens with short stories and poems. Later, as a computer consultant, she produced an online newsletter, white papers, and authored a bi-monthly computer tip column in a local newspaper. Today, when she isn’t teaching computer classes, she’s indulging in her passion for writing.
Her creative bent leans toward the Paranormal and New Adult Fantasy. She has two books in the editing stages, “A Trace of Evil” and “The Watcher Clan.”
Linda writes in multiple genres and forms, and she is currently polishing the first novel in a contemporary fantasy trilogy, and finishing the first novel in a planned mystery series. Her official writers website is LindaEnsign.
Linda is excited to have been elected 2015 president of the Northern Virginia Writers Club, a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club (VWC). She is the editor of the quarterly VWC newsletter and an at-large member of the Board of Governors. Linda is also a member of Sisters in Crime, and its Chesapeake Chapter.
Linda’s small business Yellow Hare Inc, provides e-Learning solutions for small business clients, non-profits, and educational institutions. Linda also builds websites, formats eBooks, runs workshops and give presentations on technology and visual design for writers.
Carolyn A. Rowland
Carolyn’s short story, A Rite of Passage, recently placed second in the Virginia Writer’s Club 2014 Golden Nib awards and The Gift was shortlisted for the Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable 2014 Short Story Award. Her literary nonsense short story, An Interview with a Rabbit, was published in Kings River Life and in the Riverside Writers’ anthology, Rappahannock Voices. An Inexpensive Piece, a crime short story, was published in the 2015 crime anthology, EFD2: World Enough and Crime. Two of her short stories will be included in the upcoming anthologies, Voodoo Hoodoo, That Thing You Do (Masquerade) and Strangely Funny 2 ½ (Sadie and the Selkie).
Carolyn is a member of the Virginia Writer’s Club, Riverside Writers and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When not writing, she volunteers her time for Quilts of Valor and the Linus Project as well as designs and creates her own quilts.
Her official website and blog is at www.carowland.com.
Susan Van Kirk
Susan Van Kirk was a high school English teacher for thirty-four years and a college adjunct professor for ten years. From those experiences she published a memoir, The Education of a Teacher (Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks.)
Susan is currently writing a series of cozy mysteries set in the small town of Endurance, Illinois. The first book in the series, Three May Keep a Secret, was published by Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale/Cengage, in November, 2014. The second Endurance mystery, Marry in Haste, will come out in 2016. She’s currently working on the third. Her published books are available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com.
Britt Vasarhelyi has been a professional writer since the age of twelve, when she produced book reviews for her hometown newspaper, the Savannah Morning News. Since then, she’s been a Congressional Press Secretary, Development Director of historic Ford’s Theatre, and co-owner of a Washington, DC public relations firm.
Britt currently lives with her husband, two dogs, and a multitude of neighborhood cats on a mountainside overlooking a volcano and the cloud forests of western Panama.
Message from Panama, a thriller available on Amazon under the imprint of Hanging Moon Press, is Britt’s first novel. In 2011, it was named third place winner in the Daphne du Maurier literary contest, and last year was a finalist for the Debut Dagger (Crime Writers Association) Award.
When she’s not writing or looking suspiciously at the volcano, Britt volunteers for the local Amigos de Animales.
Visit her at www.dontshootthewriter.com