FALL FICTION FEST is right around the corner, and we’ve rounded up some
who will help authors selected in the contest. (For more details about the contest,
please see a few posts below this one).
Without further ado, let me introduce to some of the Fall Fiction Fest mentors!
Raised in a historic small town in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Victoria turned her early obsession with books into a dual career as an author and librarian.
Victoria’s first cozy mystery series, the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, garnered her a three-book deal with Crooked Lane Books. The first two books in the series have been optioned by Sony Pictures Television, and were produced in audiobook by Tantor Media. A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS, the first book in the series, was a Southern Independent Booksellers “Okra Pick” and was longlisted for a Southern Book Prize.
Victoria is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. She also has written and published SFF under another penname – Vicki L. Weavil.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGilbertMysteryAuthor/
Renée A. Price
Renée A. Price is a Brazilian lawyer and author passionate about South America, its people and cultures. When she isn’t writing awesome Latinx characters, she’s reading, walking her dog, or trying to convince her husband to spend the rest of the weekend eating popcorn and watching movies with too much special effects. She is a gif and emoji addict, a romance fanatic, and a strong believer that shipping is an art form. If you can’t travel to Curitiba/Brazil, the best place to find her is on Twitter.
Renée is represented by Tricia Skinner at Fuse Literary.
Michelle worked for 10 years as a PR manager promoting everything from forklift rodeos to Hotel Olympics, before deciding to stay home and write full-time. She has completed five young adult and two middle grade novels and is represented by Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic. She’s a member of SCBWI.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, where she majored in English literature and minored in public relations. She also holds the Accredited in Public Relations designation from the Public Relations Society of America.
She lives in St. Louis with her husband, two kids, one dog, two cats, and a guinea pig. In her free time, she reads, watches too much TV, cross-stitches, volunteers at her kids’ school, bake amazing brownies, and plays the violin both in a community orchestra and at church.
KD is a multi-award winning author who lives in west-central Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.
Richard Taylor Pearson is a triple threat: author, actor, and attorney. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he appeared in many plays and musicals. After graduating from Rhodes College, Richard went on to obtain a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. While he works as an attorney by day, his nights and weekends are spent writing novels and performing in theatrical events all over New York City. Richard lives in Jersey City with his brilliant husband, Brian, and their amazing daughter, Natalie.
He’s the author of ‘The Role’ a LGBT novel published by
Kathleen S. Allen