Caro Bégin is a writer and web developer. Her eclectic background includes an engineering degree, military service, classroom experience, and well over a decade of search engine optimization and website development. She writes fiction under two pen names, so she understands the challenges that authors face while marketing their books online. Her web expertise and teaching experience make her uniquely qualified to help authors with their websites.
The bestselling author of more than forty books, William’s works include the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness (now being adapted into a miniseries), two books of poetry, and a series of books on writing fiction.
Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, which have won recognition including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards bronze medals.
Adria Goetz is a Literary Manager, currently accepting queries for picture books, middle grade, young adult, as well as lifestyle books, quirky gift books, graphic novels, cookbooks, adult nonfiction, Christian Living, and devotionals.
Stephanie Hansen represents authors with their debut novels and New York Times-bestsellers and has brokered deals with small presses and major publishing houses. She holds a master’s degree with a Creative Writing Specialization. She predominantly represents YA SF/F but has a secret addiction for romance. While these are her favorite, she handles everything fiction from children’s books to adult thrillers. Previously an editor for Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine, she joined Metamorphosis July 2016. Originally looking to help Midwest authors in “flyover states” to garner the attention of major publishing houses, she found camaraderie with multiple agents and editors. Stephanie is unilaterally deaf with 90 dB tinnitus. She’s dedicated to elevating voices that often go unheard.
Selah Hirsch is the owner and brand strategist with Express My Brand, a branding agency that helps companies, non-profits and personal brands build irresistible brands by smashing the generic and discovering the depth of their unique message.
Gena Maselli is a professional writer who loves to see others living their dreams. She has written 15 books as well as numerous magazine and Web articles for publications like Brio, HomeLife, Christian Single, Marriage Today, Believer’s Voice of Victory and more.
Callie Metler-Smith is the owner of Clear Fork Media Group in Stamford, Texas. I answer to the following titles: Publisher of Books, Newspaper Chick, Bookstore Owner, Writer, Illustrator, Wife, Mom, and Friend.
She is the illustrator for the Enchanted Snow Globe Chapter Book series written by Melissa Stoller. She has also written three other books: Swensons, Penick, and the TCR, Ben’s West Texas Snow, and How to Babysit a Logan.
When not working in her store on the Stamford Square, she is spending time with her husband, Philip and two sons, Logan and Ben.
Marcia Preston has edited two national magazines, taught high school English, served as publications director for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage museum, and freelanced for dozens of publications.
DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb’s writing career. Twenty-five years and thirty-five books later, she’s still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. Her novels have won RWA’s RITA Award, the ACFW Carol Award, the National Readers Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She is also a three-time Christy Award finalist. Deb is a recent transplant to Missouri, having moved with her husband, Ken Raney, from their native Kansas to be closer to kids and grandkids. They love road trips, Friday garage sale dates, and breakfast on the screened porch overlooking their wooded backyard. Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.
KEN RANEY is president of Raney Day Creative LLC, a producer of illustration and graphic design and Raney Day Press. He also runs www.clashentertainment.com, an entertainment portal website for Christian teens featuring media news, reviews, and interviews for books, comics, music, movies, careers, and gaming. Raney is the author/illustrator of two children’s picture books and has over 40 years of experience in graphic design, illustration, advertising and marketing. He and his wife, novelist Deborah Raney, make their home in Missouri.
Fuse Literary Agent Tricia Skinner was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Professionally, she began her career as a newspaper reporter and wrote for the Detroit News, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN, and The Houston Chronicle. Tricia has 20 years of experience working with the video game industry in various roles, and she’s a published Fantasy author.
A former high school English teacher, Laurel Thomas has written for magazines such as Guideposts, Mysterious Ways and others. In addition to her foray into fiction with her first novel, Laurel has ghosted nonfiction books and edited others.
Ally Robertson has been an editor with The Wild Rose Press since they opened in 2006. She edits mainly for the suspense line but is open to other genres. She is also a freelance editor and author, with more than twenty-five published titles. She’s partial to all things dark and creepy…the scarier the better. She loves meeting authors, discovering fabulous new stories and helping authors realize their dreams. Many years divorced, with three grown children, she lives alone in Edmond, Oklahoma. She adores editing, writing, reading, Elvis Presley, the MLB, the NFL, and watching her favorite television shows—which she calls ‘research’ so it doesn’t seem as though she’s wasting time.