C. L. Collar
C. L. Collar is the award winning author of The McCory Chronicles: Katie McCory and the Dagger of Truth (Middle Grade Adventure, Summer 2013) and Finding Fey: A Book of Fairy Tales. Just this year, Collar walked away with three awards at the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. contest.
C. L. Collar is a down to earth country girl who has lived most of her life in small town America. She has a passion for laughter and a strong love of God and family. C. L. was introduced into the world of magic and poetry by her mother at a very young age through the book Silver Pennies, and fell in love with fanciful writing. She presently lives in Darrouzett, Texas with her husband and a very extensive furry family.
Christina Laurie taught school for 29 years in small town America before making her passion for reading her new job with copy editing. When not reading anything she can get her hands on, she enjoys riding horses, jewelry making, and traveling. She has been on a number of (thankfully non-traumatic) cruises to places like Central America, Alaska and the Caribbean. Christina lives with her husband and daughter in the Texas panhandle.
Jennifer McMurrain's debut historical fiction novel, Quail Crossings (TreasureLine Publishing, 09/12), recently hit #1 on the Overall Amazon Best Seller's list. She's spent the past two years working for TreasureLine Publishing, learning the small press world from the bottom up. Her second novel, Winter Song, a paranormal romance, is due for release in the summer of 2013.
Having a great deal of wanderlust, Jennifer McMurrain traveled the countryside working odd jobs before giving into her muse and becoming a full time writer. She's been everything from a "Potty Princess" in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park to a Bear Researcher in the mountains of New Mexico. After finally settling down, she received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Arts and Science from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. She has won numerous awards for her short stories and novels. She lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, two spoiled cats, and two goofy dogs.
Raven Lee, also known as Jennifer McMurrain, is an award winning, best selling author, who is branching out into the world of Young Adult and Paranormal/Horror. Although Jennifer will never be one to cuss excessivily, have erotic sex scenes, or extreme gore in her novels, she wanted a way for her readers to distinguish between her inspirational/historical/romantic works with her darker material. Jennifer came up with this particular pen name for two reasons: In high school Jennifer was obsessed with the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe, hence the first name Raven. Jennifer's parents and her older sister, who have been a constant source of love and support, all have the middle name of Lee/Lea.
Cheryl Trenfield, recently retired from the working class, is putting her love for reading to use as a LilyBear editor. Cheryl's attention to detail and easy going persona makes her the ideal person for the job. When not editing, Cheryl loves to get away from it all, whether it be RVing at the lake with the family or hitting the casinos in Vegas, she's always on the go. She lives in Amarillo, TX on her own "little piece of heaven" with her husband and dog, Jessie.
Resident Cover Designer
Brandy Walker, a self-professed lover of all arts, grew up in small town U.S.A. before finding her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study art in both the classroom and everyday life. She has won national and international awards for her artwork and is working with a number of authors on their cover designs. Whenever possible, she and her three furry friends take road trips to fulfill her love of photography. She now owns her own graphic design studio, Sister Sparrow Graphic Design, in Booker, Texas, where she lives with her military husband, Jim.
Karen Welch was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in nearby Amelia County. After a twenty-year sojourn in North Florida, she and husband John now reside in Southeast Kansas with children and grandchildren nearby. While her career as an author began not long before her sixtieth birthday, Karen has been rapidly making up for lost time by publishing the Miracle at Valley Rise Series--Hearts Unfold, Entreat Me Not, Heart of My Own Heart, and Offered For Love, as well as a related title, the holiday novella Christmas at Valley Rise, all to be re-released by LilyBear House. Her brand new novel, Shannon's Daughter, will be released in the Winter of 2013.
The WordWeavers of Bartlesville, OK are a group of writers that come together to support, encourage and help each other navigate the crazy world of writing from rough draft to publication date. The WordWeavers hold an annual book fair in Bartlesville, OK to bring awareness to the quality of writers in the area. The WordWeavers have a number of published authors as members as well as numerous award winners.
3rd Tuesday of the month, at the Bartlesville Public Library at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise stated.