Below find brief biographies of each author with a list of DFP publications and links to personal websites. Thanks!

LYNDI ALEXANDER was a family practice lawyer for over thirty years in addition to being a newspaper reporter and editor. She now lives as a post-modern hippie in rural North Carolina. She always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. Raising the last child of seven, a daughter diagnosed on the autism spectrum, she says every day feels like first contact with a new species. Publications include: HORIZON DYNASTY | HORIZON SHIFT | HORIZON STRIFE | THE ELF CHILD | THE ELF GUARDIAN | THE ELF MAGE | THE ELF QUEENTHE LOST CHORD | TRIAD || Author Website | Find the author on Facebook | Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series blog |

TERRI BRANSON earned an associate degree in math and science before turning her efforts toward the studies of creative writing and graphic arts. In addition to being a graphics artist and an editor, she is an award-winning author who has sold articles on the craft of writing and conducted many local writing workshops. Publications include: A VERY DRAGON CHRISTMAS (picture book)A PSYCHIC LIFE (non-fiction) | BROTHER DRAGON (piture book)COSMIC SCULPTURE (SFF anthology) | DRAGON’S DEN (science fiction) | GEODOODLES (adult coloring book) | MUSK RAIN (paranormal romance) | PETE, THE PEACOCK, GOES TO THE ZOO (picture book) | PETE, THE PEACOCK, GOES TO TOWN (picture book) | PRAIRIE FIRE (western romance) | SCOOTER’S WORLD (picture book) | TYLER ON THE MOON | WATCH FOR FALLING ROCK (picture book) | THE WINDS OF AUMRAU (music) || Author Website | Author Blog | Author on Facebook | Dragons Incarnate series on Facebook |

EDWARD EATON has studied and taught in the States, China, Israel, Oman, and France. He holds a PhD in Theatre History and Literature. With a background in play writing, he has worked as a theater director and fight choreographer, a newspaper columnist, and a theater critic. An avid SCUBA diver and skier, he resides in Boston with his wife Silviya and son Christopher. Publications include: ELIZABETH BATHORY (drama) | GIANTS FALL (drama) | HECTOR AND ACHILLES (drama) | ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE (drama)ROSI’S CASTLE (young adult fantasy) | ROSI’S COMPANY (young adult fantasy) | ROSI’S TIME (young adult fantasy)TOH’S SAGA (verse novella) || Author on Facebook |

SHERRY FICKLIN can often be found haunting the racks at her local bookstore with a hot chocolate in one hand and a stack of books in the other. A former military brat, and later military wife, she grew up all over the country. She lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, two dogs, and an ever-fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. Publications include The Gods of Fate young adult fantasy series: FORESIGHT | HINDSIGHT | SECOND SIGHT || Follow The Gods of Fate series on Facebook |

PAT GAINES worked 22 years in the courthouse in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, until her retirement in 2003. She loves to teach the Bible, read, and watch movies. She and her husband Jerry have two children and three grandchildren. Her interest in early American history has inspired her to bring Amos Hannah’s journal to the world. She writes articles for local newspapers and offers a free online Bible study (see blog). Publications include the non-fiction biography THE JOURNAL OF AMOS HANNAH and the popular children’s picture book O. O. OCTOPUS. || Author Website | Author Blog | Author on Facebook |

ARIANA GAYNOR spends her time in central Ohio, loving her kids, her dog Shadow, and her lizard Izzy. Once the house is quiet and the work is over, she spends her time writing. She loves helping other authors. Sewing, crocheting, and knitting are a few of the hobbies she enjoys. Publications include the contemporary romance, UNEXPECTED GIFTS.

JUDY GOODSPEED is a graduate of East Central State College in Oklahoma, and was a Junior High School teacher and coach for thirty years. She has been a contributing writer for local  newspapers and rodeo-related magazines. Publications include: COWBOY SWEETHEARTS (non-fiction) | EMMITT MOUSE PLAYS SANTA (picture book)PAPOOSE CITY (non-fiction) | PERKY TURKEY FINDS A FRIEND (picture book)  | PERKY TURKEY’S 4TH OF JULY ADVENTURE (picture book) | PERKY TURKEY’S PERFECT PLAN (picture book) | SADDLE UP (picture book) || Author Website | Author on Facebook |

PAULA BLAIS GORGAS lives in Oklahoma with her husband Chet, a retired Navy Commander turned pro-golfer. Together they have four grown sons and a dozen grandchildren. Paula has worked as an NSA intelligence analyst and as a children’s librarian. Publications include: COURT OF HONOR | DREAMTIME (romance) | EARTH MAGIC (juvenile fantasy) | LITTLE LOST LEPRECHAUN (picture book)OTHER WORLDS (fantasy anthology) | SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON (juvenile fantasy) | THE PERFECT PURPLE PRESENT (picture book) || Author Website | Author on Facebook |

ROBERTA HOFFER is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart. Together they have two children and have one grandson. Roberta loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights. When not writing, Roberta enjoys boating, camping, walking, snow activities, and anything that involves her family being together. Publications include: MINNIE TO THE RESCUE (picture book)MOLLY GREYSON’S GHOST | NAKITA’S BIG QUESTION (picture book) | THE CUBICLE DETECTIVE (young adult) | THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (juvenile fantasy) | THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (juvenile fantasy) | THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (juvenile fantasy) || Author Blog | Author on Facebook |

MARIA OGLESBY is an illustrator and designer based in Pasadena, California, with a degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design. When she isn’t painting with watercolors or drawing, she usually can be found reading a book or hanging out with her cat, Lyla. Publications include the adult coloring book WILD ANIMAL FUN FACTS (rated G for all audiences). || Author Website | Author on Facebook |

CAROL PREFLATISH has worked in social services for over thirty years. Her interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport’s editor for the school newspaper. Because of her interest in history, she co-authored “A Commemorative History of Crawford County, Indiana 1818-1993.” One of Carol’s favorite hobbies is photography. She has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in the July 1997 issue of Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Fiction publications include the romantic suspense novel, MOUNTAIN OF DECEPTION . Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting. || Author Website | Author Blog | Author on Facebook |


| Lyndi Alexander | Terri Branson | Edward Eaton | Pat Gaines | Judy Goodspeed | Paula Blais Gorgas | Roberta Hoffer | Carol Preflatish |

| A PSYCHIC LIFE (Non-Fiction / Spirituality) by Terri Branson
| MOLLY GREYSON’S GHOST (Young Adult Myster) by Roberta Hoffer
| THE JOURNAL OF AMOS HANNAH (Non-Fiction) by Pat Gaines
| THE LOST CHORD (Young Adult Fantasy) by Lyndi Alexander

| Clan Elves of the Bitterroot urban fantasy series
| Dragons Incarnate science fiction series
| The Gods of Fate young adult fantasy series
| The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series