Dan Bial
Dan has owned and operated his independent literary agency and book packaging company since 1992. He has sold books to a wide range of publishers and represented Yossef Bodansky for his Osama Bin Ladin: The Man who Declared War on America, a #1 New York Times bestseller. for 14 years, Dan was editor at Holt, Harper Collins and Longmeadow Press. There he worked with three Pulitzer-Prize winning authors. he primarily represents adult nonfiction projects. His interests are in the following areas: Business, cooking, current events, entertainment, health, history, popular psychology, science reference, sports and travel.

Pam Binder
Pam is a bestselling author of romance fiction. Her fourth novel, My Secret Protector, a romantic time-travel story was published by Pocket Books this summer. Pam spent her early years in New Orleans and now lives in Issaquah, WA.

Marianne Binetti
Marianne is a northwest horticultural expert, dispensing gardening tips and answers on HGTV and Discovery Channel. She writes a weekly gardening column for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and numerous other newspapers. She has also written several gardening books. She lives with her family near Seattle, WA.

Meg Chittenden
Meg is a nationally acclaimed author and Ocean Shores resident, is the author of 36 books, including the Charlie Plato Mystery Series, short stories and articles, cover a range of genres from mainstream to children's to the occult. Her latest is "More Than You Know", a romantic suspense.

Bobbie Christensen
Bobbie is the author of several award winning and bestselling books including "Building Your Financial Portfolio on $25 a Month (Or Less) Top 50 Best Stock Investments". She is the owner of BooksAmerica.com and Effective Living Publishing. Bobbie and her husband, Eric, travel nationwide three times a year doing book signings, seminars and radio/TV shows. They reside in California.

Don Clark
Don owned The Northgate Journal in Seattle and worked as an advertising and public relations consultant for many years. he recently published his first non-fiction book, "What Depression?", about the adventures of a group of children during the Great Depression of the 1930's. He is also author of an adventure book series for children to be out soon.

Jai D'Antoni
Jai is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the field for 16 years, and is managing editor of "The Paper of the North Beach". Jai has published several novels and has contributed to many national magazines.

Cris DiMarco
Cris has been the Senior Editor at Windstorm Creative Ltd. since 1997 and has been teaching writing and presenting worships since 1991. Under the name Cris Newport, she has published three novels, two short fiction collections and was the contributing photographer for a poetry collection. She has several novel length works in progress which have already been accepted for publication and will release a book of photographs in 2004.

Jennifer DiMarco
Jennifer is the president of Pride and Imprints, a five imprint independent publishing house. At age 24 she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest novelist writing adult-themed work. Her Escape to the Wind outsold Jurassic Park for two weeks on the Seattle Times' Bestseller's List. She currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula where she continues to write.

Leslie Donovan Shore
Leslie is an award-winning writer who has spent nearly all of her adult life as a journalist covering stories throughout the northwest. She has worked both as a television news reporter and anchor as well as a special projects producer. Most recently, Leslie finished two feature film scripts and is working on a third. The first, a World War II era drama, "Strand of Pearls", has been considered by several production houses including USA FILMS. Her other two film scripts are receiving interest as well. She lives in Olympia, WA.

L. Timmel Duchamp
Ms. Duchamp made her first fiction sale in 1989, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. She has been a finalist for the Sturgeon, Homer and Nebula awards and has been short-listed three times for the James Tiptree, Jr., Memorial Award. her column, "What's the Story?" appears regularly in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. A collection of her short fiction, Love's Body, Dancing in Time, will soon be published by Aqueduct Press. Interested readers may find a sample of her writing at:

Barbara J. Gislason
Barbara is an attorney and dynamic speaker in demand at writers' conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. She owns The Gislason Agency, which represents science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense/thriller and literary fiction authors. She also owns Blue Raven Press, which publishes adult fiction and nonfiction about the "other animals."

Peter Holman-Smith
Peter has been a member of the Seattle Writers Association for over 20 years. he has concentrated his efforts more diligently after he retired from Boeing. He writes a mystery series set in England. He is the owner of Latona Artworks where he offers editing, design and other services to writers.

John Hughes
John is the editor and publisher of "The Daily World" and a lifelong resident of Grays Harbor County. he has received more than 50 awards for this editorial writing and features. With Seattle University professor Robert Salvig, he won the C.B. Blethen Memorial Award "for distinguished investigative reporting." John is the author and co-editor of "On The Harbor - From Black Friday to Nirvana."

Greg Johnston
Greg is a reporter for the Seattle Post Intelligencer since 1983 and lead writer for the newspaper's Getaways outdoors and travel section. he previously wrote for the Daily World in Aberdeen and the Associated Press' Seattle bureau. A native of Washington and an avid fisherman, hiker, biker, kayaker and snowboarder, he has also written for Western Outdoors and other magazines.

Mitch Luckett
Mitch is an avid birder and claims to at least partially understand "the language of the birds." He's a bluegrass and old-time musician as well as a phenomenal story teller. he has freelanced for 25 years publishing several short stories and articles in regional magazines and newspapers. his novel "To Kill A Common Loon" is a mystical, realistic whodunit spun with humor.

Kathleen Shaputis
Kathleen has 18 years experience as a computer technician and 7 years as a grandmother. These experiences together led her to pen her first book "Grandma Online: A Grandmother's Guide to the Internet." One of the first rules of writing is write what you know and so soon behind her first book came "The Crowded Nest Syndrome: Surviving the Return of Adult Children".

Dave Stewart
Dave has been in the publishing business for 13 years. he is involved with sales and marketing at Snohomish Publishing since 1964 and has helped 1000's of writers self-publish their books. Dave has kept current with the latest changes in publishing technology. he lives in Idaho on the weekends and works in Snohomish during the week.

Dennis Stovall
Dennis is Coordinator of Publishing Curriculum and Publisher of Ooligan Press at Portland State University. There he has developed a graduate program in publishing. he founded Blue Heron Publishing in 1985 and ran it until he sold it in 1998. he co-authored "Classroom Publishing: a Practical Guide to Enhancing Student Literacy". he is currently the director of Literary Arts, Inc. a Northwest Association of Book Publishers.

Linny Stovall
Linny is an editor for the Left Bank series part of Blue Heron Publishing. She and her husband, Dennis, worked together at Blue Heron Publishing when it began in 1985. She has a wonderful way of blending individual work together into a literary whole that speaks and educates readers. 

Ruth Thompson
Ruth was a high school librarian for 27 years. She is a past president of the Washington State Association of School Librarians and was editor for their publication. She served on a state committee for the certification of school librarians. She joined her son John Thompson at Illumination Arts in 1997 where she serves as an editor. She is active in her church and is involved in Little Theater, both in acting and directing.

Kathleen Wolgemuth
Kathleen is a full-time writer, with over 300 articles published in national, regional and Hawaiian magazines over the last 25 years, writes a regular bird column for Oregon Coast magazine (5th year), and is a copy editor for a book publishing company. Three of her books have been published, and she's in her 15th year as a writer and proof reader for The Ocean Observer.


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