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Sarah Smith

An Agatha winner and Massachusetts Book Award winner for her most recent novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, Sarah Smith has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London. She...

Toby Speed

I am an author of mysteries, short fiction, children’s books, and poetry. My first mystery, DEATH OVER EASY, was published by Five Star, and I am working on book two in this series about aviator sleuth Emma Trace. My short story, “At the Corner of Night and Nowhere,” was included in the recent e...

P. M. Steffen

P. M. Steffen is a thriller writer and author of THE PROFILER'S DAUGHTER, the first in the Sky Stone thriller series. She earned her doctorate in experimental psychology at Boston University and specializes in behavioral treatment approaches to aggression and violence. She lives with her family...

Lynn Marie Steinmayer

Lynn lives in the lovely Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. She tries to scribble a few words between work, household chores, and caring for 2 kids and assorted pets.

Vicki Stiefel

Vicki Stiefel's newest series debuts with Chest of Bone, a novel of paranormal suspense. Her novels include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, which won a Daphne du Maurier prize for Best Mainstream Mystery. Her writing and photography have also appeared in Ellery...

Barbara Eppich Struna

A storyteller at heart, Barbara's imagination took flight after she unearthed a mysterious pattern of red bricks under ten inches of soil behind her barn, and found a beautiful blue-flowered pottery shard on the tidal flats of Brewster. She conjured up a connection to an old Cape legend about...

Kevin Symmons

Kevin Symmons is a best-selling novelist and college faculty member. He served four terms as president of the Cape Cod Writers Center, one of the Northeast’s most respected writing organizations. His paranormal romance, Rite of Passage, was a 2013 RomCon Reader’s Crown Award finalist and has...

Gabriel Valjan

Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma and Company Files Series from Winter Goose Publishing as well as numerous short stories. He lives in Boston, MA, where he enjoys the local restaurants, and his two cats, Squeak and Squawk, keep him honest to the story on the screen.

Susan Vaughan

SUSAN VAUGHAN is the multipublished author of romantic suspense novels. Her books have been an RT Book Reviews Magazine Reviewer's Choice Nominee, winner of the Write Touch Readers' Award, More Than Magic Award, and a finalist for the Booksellers’ Best and Daphne du Maurier awards. Her books...

Jennifer Vaughn

Jennifer is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning TV news anchor at WMUR-TV, in New Hampshire. She has interviewed every president, and presidential candidate since 1999, assisting in internationally televised presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC NEWS, and Fox News. Jennifer and her team have been...

Lea Wait

Maine author Lea Wait writes two mystery series and historical novels for ages ages 8 and up. Her Shadows Antique Print Mystery series features antique print dealer Maggie Summer. SHADOWS AT THE FAIR, the first in the series, was a finalist for a "best first mystery" Agatha award. SHADOWS ON A...

Mo Walsh

Mo Walsh has published short mystery fiction in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine, Woman’s World and five Level Best Books anthologies of Best New England Crime Stories: Windchill, Still Waters, Deadfall, Thin Ice, and Blood Moon. She has been a Derringer Award finalist and a winner of the...

Joyce Keller Walsh

Author of 7 published books:
- The Pittsley County Chronicles mystery/thriller trilogy
("Juckets," Swamp Yankees," and "Bog Men");
- historical/psychological mystery, "Winterkill";
- nonfiction cold-case murder investigation, "SLEUTH-blog";
- contemporary...

Leslie Wheeler

Leslie Wheeler is an award-winning author of books about American history and biographies. LOVING WARRIORS, her biography in letters of the nineteenth-century feminist, Lucy Stone, and her husband,Henry Blackwell, won the English-Speaking Union's Ambassador of Honor Award. Leslie now writes the...

Carolyn Wilkins

CAROLYN WILKINS is the author of Melody For Murder: A Bertie Bigelow Mystery (available from www.pen-l.com/MelodyForMurder.html), Tips For Singers: Rehearsing, Performing and Auditioning (...

ursula wong

Ursula is a retired engineer who writes gripping stories about strong women struggling against impossible odds to achieve their dreams. Her work has appeared in Everyday Fiction, Spinetingler Magazine, and the popular Insanity Tales anthologies.

Her debut novel, Purple Trees, exposes a...

Nancy Means Wright

Nancy is the author of seventeen books, including nine mysteries from St Martin's Press, Perseverance Press & elsewhere. Her two kids mysteries have been an Agatha winner and Agatha finalist. Short stories have appeared in Seventeen, Redbook, Yankee, American Literary Review, Ellery Queen...