Author group representing historical fiction, historical thrillers, romance, women’s fiction, fantasy, multicultural, and short stories.
C.H. Armstrong is an Oklahoma native transplanted in Minnesota for twenty-three years. A 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she holds a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in History. A prolific reader of many genres, Cathie — as she is called by her friends — vividly remembers learning to read and the thrill of “unlocking the code” behind the letters that make up a word.
Her favorite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Edge of Nowhere includes a character named Atticus as a silent nod of thanks to Harper Lee for inspiring her to be the person she is today. Similarly, In My Shoes (her young adult novel about a homeless teen and her family) pays tribute to Harper Lee and the many life lessons taught through her character, Atticus Finch. The manuscript for In My Shoes is currently on submission through her agent, Tina P. Schwartz of The Purcell Agency.
The Edge of Nowhere is Armstrong’s first published novel and was inspired by her own family’s experiences in rural Oklahoma during the one-two punch that was The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression. While it is overall a work of fiction, many of the main plot points were based upon her grandmother’s struggles as a young widow during the era. Armstrong’s father, represented by the character of Ethan in the novel, is the 8th of 14 children.
Kelly Cain is a multicultural new adult and adult contemporary romance, short story, and fantasy novelist. After many years of being entrenched in business and data analysis, she began writing and discovered it to be her passion. She loves reading most genres, but historical fiction and new adult are her favorites.
Her debut novel, ALTERED, is now available from Penner Publishing, and her short story, CONNECTIONS, is available in ebook.
She has two adult daughters and lives in a suburb of Houston, Texas.
Amanda Linsmeier’s debut Women’s Fiction novel, Ditch Flowers, was released by Penner Publishing in 2015. She recently published a short story fable The Peony and the Sun.
She also writes poetry, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction. Her work has been published with WOW! Women on Writing, Portage Magazine, Brain, Child Magazine, and Literary Mama. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys other creative pursuits such as decorating, baking, and dancing. She loves watching old movies, has a thing for mermaids and fairy tales, and enjoys pizza way too much. If you want to stay connected Sign up for her quarterly newsletter.
Jamie McLachlan is the Amazon bestselling author of Mind of the Phoenix, a Dark Fantasy novel. The sequel, Pawn of the Phoenix, is now available in print and ebook. Follow Moira and Detective Keenan Edwards as they hunt for the serial killer known only as the Phoenix.
In addition to novels, McLachlan blogs and pens poetry. When not writing, she can be found either tackling her ever-growing TBR list, dabbling in various crafts, or spending time with her son and husband.
Bianca M. Schwarz
Bianca was born in Germany, spent her formative years in London and just got her US passport, but she considers herself a world citizen. She lives in Los Angeles because that’s where they make movies and she used to work on them. And she writes novels because that’s kind of like making a movie in people’s heads and because she just loves books. Bianca has one son, because that’s all she can handle and she tolerates her husband because, well, she loves him and there is no help for that.