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Liberty Forrest

Liberty Forrest

Liberty Forrest is an award-winning author, an editor, and contributor on Huffington Post and Thrive Global. She is also an Executive Contributor at Brainz Magazine, a Senior Contributor at SportsEdTV, and she has written articles for nearly 100 publications around the world. 
Liberty has written more than a dozen books, several of which are non-fiction on healing and personal development topics, and she has also created a four-part paranormal thriller / family saga series. As the owner of First Line Fiction, currently her main focus is editing short stories, and publishing anthologies with a unique twist! 

Barbori Garnet

Barbori Garnet is a Creative Arts Professional – writer, artist, musician, and gardener – based in Alberta. She enjoys writing non-fiction and writes on remote work, home offices, gardening, and more. Barbori has a BFA and an MA Communications degree.




Boris Glikman

Boris Glikman is a writer, poet and philosopher from Melbourne, Australia. His stories, poems and non-fiction articles have been published in various online and print publications, as well as being featured on national radio and other radio programs.

Liz Betz

Liz Betz is a retired rancher who loves to write fiction. Her pastime seems to help her days go by, her brain to stay active and sometimes keeps her out of trouble. An overactive imagination is a wonderful thing to harness, but left alone…Her publication credits are many and varied as she explores the fictional world of mostly somewhat older but not necessarily mature characters.

Cappy Hall Rearick

Author And Columnist

Cappy Hall Rearick is a syndicated humor columnist, novelist and popular public speaker.
She is an award winning short story writer and author of the column, SIMPLY SOUTHERN. She has written sixteen published novels and collections of short stories and one collaborated cookbook. She is past president of the Southeastern Writers Association.
Cappy lives in Saluda, North Carolina with her husband and a spoiled rotten cat named Igor.

Allison Gorner

Allison Gorner has been a librarian, production assistant, art director, and coalminer. She has diplomas in Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio, and Writing For Children, and is a member of Alberta Romance Writers’ Association (ARWA) and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF).

Suzy Vadori

Suzy Vadori is a Book Coach, Editor and an award winning author.


Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategist | LinkedIn Expert | Consultant and Trainer Simplifying Online Marketing Strategy | Speaker | Author | Organic Content Creator

Mandy Eve-Barnett

Mandy Eve-Barnett is a multi-genre author writing children’s, YA, and adult books. Mandy regularly blogs at www.mandyevebarnett.com and is a writing community advocate. As Secretary of her local writer’s group and the Alberta Authors Cooperative, as well as past-president of the Arts & Culture Council, she lives her creative life to the fullest. She hosts the monthly writer sharing meetings and creates writing prompts for the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County. Originally from England, Mandy now resides in Alberta, Canada. You can find Mandy across social media and her books through all the online purchasing sites and her publisher, Dream Write Publishing.



Sheila S. Hudson

Sheila S. Hudson is an award winning writer of cozy mysteries. Her current series is Crimes from the Crypt. Others include Silent Partners, The Thursday Club, and Ministry Can Be Murder. She is co-president of Southeastern Writers Association and Vice President of Sisters in Crime (Monroe). Sheila has been writing and teaching writing workshops for more than 25 years. She and her husband have 2 daughters, one son, seven grandsons, and one cranky chiweenie.

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