William P. Messenger

William P. Messenger was born in Los Angeles, CA. and grew up in a house filled with music and books. His mother taught him and his siblings to read before they entered kindergarten, instilling in each of them a life long desire for knowledge. He spent more than 30 years as a priest in Los Angeles, authoring articles for national publications and ...

Michele Packard

Michele Packard comes from a military family and worked tirelessly as a cable tv executive before staying-at-home to raise her three children. She has written in both the fiction and non-fiction genres, utilizing her experiences and wit to share stories with others. She is a frequent traveler with her husband and is the primary care taker of the family's beloved labs.

Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of edgy women's fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. When she isn't writing, she can be found running, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in Texas with her husband Colby, ...

Andrew Packer

Andrew Packer is author of the runaway bestseller, Aftershock?s High Income Guide, which has helped hundreds of thousands of readers start generating meaningful income at today?s low interest rates. In 2012, he wrote Uncharted: Your Guide to Investing in the Age of Uncertainty, which looked at the challenges ? and opportunities ? investors face in the ...

Gloria Javillonar Palileo

Gloria Javillonar Palileo arrived in the United States from the Philippines in September, 1966 with fifty dollars (borrowed) in her pocket. Graduate assistantships got her through the master’s degree program at Kansas State and the doctoral at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After over twenty years on the sociology faculty at the University of South ...

Eliot Parker

Eliot Parker is the author of four novels: Breakdown at Clear River, Fragile Brilliance, Code for Murder, and A Knife's Edge. Fragile Brilliance was a 2016 Finalist for the Southern Book Prize in Thriller. He also received the Bronze Award from the National Literary Habitat organization for mystery/thriller writing. He also won the West Virginia ...

Jacob Paul Patchen

Jacob Paul Patchen is an author and poet from Cambridge, Ohio who earns his inspiration through experience. Jacob uses a combination of wit, grit, and untamed honesty to take on the powerful things in life, like humor, family, love, learning, and war. Jacob is a 5-star author, award-winning poet, inspiring blogger, and combat veteran.

James Patterson

James Patterson, dubbed "the man who can't miss" by Time magazine: Holds the New York Times bestsellers list record* with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall. Is responsible for one out of every fifteen hardcover novels sold in 2007. In 2007, an estimated 16 million James Patterson books were sold in the United States alone–more than ...

Kishan Paul

From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul's brain is always in the 'on' position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would graduate with honors. Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over 16 years. With ...

Margaret Pearl

Margaret Pearl is an avid reader of classics and a hope- less romantic who loves nothing more than traveling the world in search of scrumptious wines and cheeses. She studied writing at New York University and lives in New York City with her husband and their two cats, a skinny tabby and a fat black and white. Lusty Little Women is her first novel. ...

Mario Peeples

Mario Peeples earned his degree in business economics from Auburn University at Montgomery. He studied law at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He currently resides in Mobile, Alabama.

Renee Perez

As a kid, I was always drawing the world around me and writing about it. (Some repetitive doodles of zombies and monsters too!) Story lines always followed me - I could literally write about ANYTHING! I wrote stories about school, my friends and evil milk cartons. I absolutely love to tell a story.

I'm really excited to tell the ...

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips is the author of three of the most highly acclaimed crime novels of recent years. His debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. Its followup The Walkaway ...

Ginger Pinholster

Ginger Pinholster earned her M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte, studying with Lauren Groff and Fred Leebron. At Eckerd College, her teachers included Florida's Poet Laureate Peter Meinke. Her work has appeared in The Northern Virginia Review, Eckerd Review, Atticus Review, Blackheart Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Gravel, and Dying Dahlia ...

Maria Isabel Pita

Maria Isabel Pita was born in Havana, Cuba. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was eight months old, and she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. Reading, writing and history have been her abiding passions ever since she can remember. In college, she majored in World History, and minored in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology. She has traveled ...

Howard Pollack

Howard K. Pollack was born and raised on Long Island. A Brooklyn Law School graduate, he has had a distinguished career as an attorney for over 27 years. While he enjoys practicing law, his first love has always been writing. Beginning simply as a hobby in high school, writing has grown into a passion that has become a dominant force in his life. ...

Alexis Popik

Alexis Popik is an award winning short story writer. A former union organizer, Popik travelled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full time. She lives with her husband in New England.

L.M. Poplin

When she's not writing or traveling or riding her bike, L. M. Poplin can be found teaching classes in writing and literature at Berklee College of Music. She has also co-founded, with two of her favorite authors, L'ATELIER Writers--a non-profit literary retreat and workshop based in France. Born and raised in California, she now lives in ...

Caleb Posten

A writer's digest award winner for his short fiction, Caleb was born and raised in Wyoming, before moving to Texas to pursue a career in writing. His love for, and knowledge of, the outdoors can be seen through his stories. With his attention to detail, rich characters, and his vivid imagery, Caleb brings a piece of the mountain life to his readers ...

M. W. Potts

Born in December 1958 and raised in Washington, D.C. M.W. Potts began her writing endeavors while attending Anacostia High School and leaving mid-day to participate in vocational classes at the Lemmuel Penn Center in N.W. Washington. She worked her way through the D.C. Department of Treasury working through the many levels of the clerical ladder. Her ...

Conallan Power

Conallan Power was born in southeast Texas and lived there most of his life, although he?s always been prone to wanderlust. He served in the US Navy for four years and took advantage of the GI Bill to earn an undergraduate degree from Lamar University. Power?s professional life began as a common laborer. He rose through the ranks to become a business ...

Tom Preschutti

After working 34 years in the construction management industry, Tom Preschutti has started a new career, writing. He writes what he likes to read, romance mixed with mystery and suspense. His ambition to be a writer started in high school but was put on hold. Having a steady income for raising a family took precedence over everything else. He lived ...

Tamora Price

I was born in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, on December 13, 1954, which makes me a Sagittarius, if you believe in such things. For those who look to eastern tradition, I was born in the Year of the Horse. My mother wanted to name me "Tamara," but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate had never heard of such a fancy name ...

Muriel Ellis Pritchett

Muriel Ellis Pritchett writes fun fiction about feisty, smart, older women, who have been wronged, but manage to persevere and climb out of the muck. Her first three books she jokingly calls RomCom-HenLit. Her fourth book, NOT MYSELF TODAY, is a young adult paranormal she wrote for her daughters and their friends to enjoy.
An award-winning ...

Wanda Pyle

Wanda DeHaven Pyle grew up on a farm in the Flint Hills of Kansas. A frequent writer of stories as a child, she always thought that one day should grow up to become a writer. Unfortunately, life had a way of intervening in best of her plans. Wanda is descended from a long line of educators going back as far as anyone can remember. It seemed a ...

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