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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.