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Lev Raphael has published twenty-five books in many genres: memoir, mystery, advice for writers, essays, literary fiction, historical fiction, supernatural fiction, short story collections, psychology, biography, and self-help for adults and children. His fiction and creative non-fiction have been taught at colleges and universities coast-to-coast and he’s had stories and essays appear in several dozen anthologies in the U.S. and England. Lev’s books have been translated into fifteen languages and he’s done hundreds of invited readings and talks on three continents, at venues that include the Library of Congress and Oxford University. Visit his website www.LevRaphael.com.
Cindy La Ferle is a Detroit-area journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, The Christian Science Monitor, Country Gardens, The Detroit Free Press, Michigan Blue, Reader’s Digest, Victoria, and many other national magazines and newspapers. Her book, Writing Home, is a collection of her award-winning newspaper columns and personal essays. She enjoys helping others share their own life stories. Visit her website www.laferle.com.
In a former life, David Sticklen was an airport police chief with 30 years experience in law enforcement. Now retired, he has written a series of three sought after Middle Grade (MG) fantasy adventure books: Beneath and Beyond, Through the Eyes of the Beast and The Heart of the Swarm. His books and school visits are filled with magic and creativity. David is also an active SCBWI advisory committee member. For more information go to www.BlackWaterPond.com.
Coming from Mount Morris, Michigan is award-winning young adult fantasy author, Mackenzie Flohr. She is the author of the popular series The Rite of Wands, published traditionally with BHC Press, which has caught the attention of Doctor Who and Harry Potter fans worldwide. Readers agree that Mackenzie has crafted a robust tale of secrets, mystery, and uncertain destiny that rivals the works of Tolkien, Lewis, and Rowling. Visit www.MackenzieFlohr.com for more information.
Devon Drake is the author of the Nightstone Saga and the Doctor Madangelle short stories. He resides in Michigan with his family where he spends his days and nights being a martial artist, poet, gamer, amateur philosopher, and hobbyist actor. Once in a while, he finds time to sleep.
Howard Meyerson is an award winning reporter/writer/photographer with more than 30 years’ experience writing about outdoor recreation, the environment and natural resources. Today he is the managing editor of Michigan BLUE Magazine, a bi-monthly statewide publication about waterfront living and lifestyles. He regularly works with freelance writers, photographers and illustrators.
Bethany Morehead is a young, enthusiastic, award-winning author and Jr. Agent of Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency. She fell in love with writing at a young age, even plotting out stories on napkins and the corners of her notebooks in school. She enjoys both writing and reading fiction books, especially romance. Bethany, a child at heart who enjoys working with children, also has a heart for children’s literature and a soft spot for fairy tales. She manages her own blog on www.BethanyMorehead.com.
Lisa Howard is a freelance writer and editor who works with print magazines, online publications, individual businesses, and marketing firms. Her cookbooks, The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils and Healthier Gluten-Free, are available anywhere books are sold. Along her editorial work, she’s also a public speaker and cooking instructor. Feel free to stop by www.TheCulturedCook.com any time to browse through Lisa’s recipes and culinary tidbits.
Sonya Julie creates freelance content for print and digital publications about health, fitness, spirituality, lifestyle, travel, and community. Publications include Michigan Sports Edge and Rochester Media. She is Executive Administrator at Rochester Writers. She facilitates workshops, creates jewelry, and is currently writing her memoir. A passionate believer in creative growth, Sonya enjoys encouraging people to find their inspiration.
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Please Note: All events take place in the Oakland Center of Oakland University (2200 N Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309). Use parking lot 1 (P1) and walk East for the shortest distance into the Oakland Center. The Oakland Center is positioned between the parking lot and the Clock Tower. Look for Bright Yellow Signs. The Oakland Center is #13 on the Campus Map.