“Jack” T.A. Horner
“Jack” T.A. Horner, a 22-year US Coast Guard veteran, developed a class to teach anyone to defend themselves without weapons—just the proper mindset and an open hand concept. Jack spent his time in the USCG not only living and working on the east coast, but also traveling to over 31 different countries on peacekeeping missions. Over half of these countries were considered hazardous duty assignments where he and his small teams of 3 to 5 Coasties were not authorized to carry weapons. Applying the skills he learned during his travels, Jack started BMG SAFE and taught his daughter and her…Read More... Visit author website
Anthony Browne has written on topics such as social media, individual performance, face-to-face communication, leadership, and emotional intelligence. He served in the military for more than 20 years, and now works for the Department of Defense delivering public relations advice and guidance with the knowledge gained in 40-plus years of military and civilian experience. This work is his most challenging yet, as it allows him to tell a dynamic story about his daughter. Life and Loss: A Family Confronts Mulitiple Sclerosis is a highly personal love story about a family caring for a daughter stricken with Multiple Sclerosis. Unfortunately, she…Read More... Visit author website
Lisa M. Sondag has been working with children most of her life as a teacher, children's choir director, mother and grandmother, and is always looking for creative opportunities to develop and engage children in the love of learning. She has a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies in Family Dynamics from Ohio University. Her first book, which you can sing along with, combines her love of music, children, and her unusual, beautiful One-of-a-Kind dog, The Amazing Aida Bella.Read More... Visit author website
Having grown up in an alcoholic home, Amy Voltaire knows firsthand what it feels like to be a teenager with an addicted parent. She wants to share the effect this illness has on others, which inspired her to write her Young Adult novel My Name is Erin and My Mom's an Addict. Amy Voltaire has lived in Yorktown, Virginia her whole life. She makes a living as an Accountant, but spends much of her free time writing. She has always loved to write, but it wasn’t until the sixth grade when she was invited to attend The Young Author’s Conference…Read More... Visit author website
Raymond Houston is largely self-taught. He took up sewing on a dare in high school and hand-stitched a black velvet buccaneer shirt as a first project. He sewed clothes for his family until he graduated and moved away, passing the tailoring torch to his father (who Raymond taught to sew). During America’s Bicentennial, Raymond began his first quilt because he felt quilting was Americana. It was machine-pieced, hand-quilted, and took over four years to complete. Once Raymond learned to machine quilt on his domestic sewing machine, he never looked at hand quilting again. Raymond learned the operations of symmetry and…Read More... Visit author website
Bob Killebrew is a mountaineer from North Carolina, a graduate of The Citadel and holds advanced degrees in History and International Relations. During a thirty-year Army career, he fought in Vietnam alongside Montagnard tribesmen and Vietnamese paratroopers, commanded a battalion in the storied 82nd Airborne Division and a joint task force in Central America, served in the Pentagon at the highest levels and taught at the Army War College. After retirement, Bob Killebrew consulted on defense policy for the Defense Department and civilian corporations, and finally was a visiting senior fellow at a prominent defense-oriented think tank in Washington. He…Read More...
li Cara is a Spiritual Speaker, Intuitive Empath, and Channeler, blessed in her Awakening with a simple message from Divine: simple things we can do every day to access the Divine within. li relays this message in a simple, compassionate way, using her own experiences and transformation as a part of the journey. She currently broadcasts her show, Unleash Your Light, weekly on Facebook live, sharing insight into using and embodying empathy, compassion and unconditional love toward others and toward ourselves to transform our everyday lives. In her spare time, li loves creating art and crystal jewelry, singing and writing…Read More...
Nan Jared Powell
Nan Jared Powell was raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She attended Brenau College to get her teaching degree. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta to teach elementary school. Her passion for teaching kept her in the classroom for 22 years. She spent over 30 years in Washington DC with her husband, Jody Powell. After his death in 2009, she settled in Williamsburg, Virginia to be close to family. She is continuing her enthusiasm for teaching by sharing her genealogy with her family in The Jared Line. To learn more about Nan’s father, Edmond F. Jared, check out his memoir, One Hell…Read More...
Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball coach. Her books include the Jackie Austin Mysteries and the Global Ebook Bronze Award Winner, Untimely Love (previously titled Worth the Wait). She is a contributing author to the non-fiction A-10s over Kosovo, sharing stories from her deployment. She has also written middle grade book Lady Tigers Series about girls’ fastpitch softball, encouraging female athletes to reach for the stars in the…Read More... Visit author website
Paige Brotherton, author of children's book Avery Appreciates True Friendship, is interested in everything, but she always comes back to writing. Currently a high school sophomore, she has competed nationally for rowing and is a state-ranking track runner during the winter. As an honor roll and arts’ magnet school student, Paige is excited for the possibilities of the future. Currently, her favorite books include The Candymakers by Wendy Mass and the Harry Potter series, while her favorite movie is The Intern. She loves drawing and reading, but every story inspires her to create more of her own.Read More...
As both a senior human resources manager and consultant, Susan Custard has a proven track record of successfully partnering with managers and staff in the creation and delivery of innovative, client-centric and cost-effective human resource programs. Susan brings a diverse and well-rounded set of experiences to her practice, leveraging a well-developed strategic sense with the unique ability to balance short-term priorities against long-term organizational goals and objectives. Susan is highly experienced and successful in the identification and utilization of HR best business practices to achieve both strategic alignment and operational excellence. Recognized as an outstanding researcher and analyst, with outstanding…Read More... Visit author website
Major General (retired) Lawrence Stutzriem served over thirty years in the United States Air Force. He's a fighter pilot, having flown the F-4 Phantom, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. He now works as a national security consultant, a business developer in the aerospace industry, and a volunteer supporting America's wounded warriors. He resides in Colorado and enjoys warrior fitness, air power advocacy, military strategy, and meteorology.Read More...
Natalie Rouse is a multi-award winning, nationally recognized expert in multicultural marketing and product strategy. She brings over 20 years of multicultural marketing, operations, media and international business experience to your organization’s projects. Natalie possesses comprehensive experience and intimate working knowledge of the processes, operations and procedures prevalent in Fortune 100 companies. Natalie developed a Multicultural Marketing Division with a Fortune 50 company and during her tenure grew the business into over $1 Billion in annual revenue. Along the way, she has received over 40 national awards for multicultural marketing excellence in recognition of her strategic successes.Read More...
Carol Turpin, BSN, MN, RN, has watched the struggles and the adaptation of seniors to challenges related to aging. She believes that words and life lessons from the Bible, as well as God's willing nearness to us as we enter new life passages, is the answer to increased peace and joy through life. Carol has been married for 50 years. She has a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren. She loves spending time with family, especially those precious moments with each grandchild. She also loves reading, gardening, and traveling.Read More...
A huge animal lover, Mary Colburn-Green has always had dogs, both purebreds and rescues. She currently lives with five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that she spoils, writes about, and shows. In 2017 her charming portrayal of the breed, Cavaliers and Friends: My Two Favorite Things was published by Blue Dragon Publishing in the US. The beautiful, limited-edition, coffee table book was acclaimed by readers and endorsed by organizations devoted to the breed. Mary considers herself a citizen of the world for her life has been enriched by living and working in many cultures. Holding US and Canadian citizenship, she and…Read More...