Author of the Month

October 2020 Author Of The Month: KATHLEEN AMBRO

I met Kathleen Ambro at a writers' gathering before the pandemic took them all away. She was delightful. We shared information and talked about our writing. I'm always intrigued by the variety of ways we choose to tell our stories. As an author of children's books and of a biographical novel, she has some insights to share with us. As we talked, I knew I wanted to host her on my website because she had a story to share with other writers interested in the [...]

By |2020-10-08T17:36:31+00:00September 30th, 2020|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2020 September Author of the Month: ROCHELLE BRADLEY

Rochelle Bradley is a local Dayton area author whose novels combine humor with romantic encounters. She involves herself in community events, mentoring beginning writers and sharing her expertise with readers of all ages. I'm delighted to welcome her to the September author feature. One of my favorite things to read is an author's bio in their own words. Here's Rochelle's, and it is delightful! "Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:1. Cooking (seriously, she [...]

By |2020-08-31T16:10:16+00:00August 31st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|0 Comments

2020 August Author of the Month: VALERIE J. COLEMAN

My August author is a dynamo of energy, enthusiasm, and personality. She is multi-talented, writing, editing, publishing, and presenting at conferences, both in person and now in the virtual arena. I can't tell you how pleased I am to introduce this lovely woman to all of you. Please welcome Valerie J. Coleman to the writer's circle for this dog-day month that finds us still hunkering in place and longing to be out and about again. Janet Irvin: Valerie, thank you so much for taking time [...]

By |2020-08-01T13:59:37+00:00August 1st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2020 July Author of the Month: DAWN PAUL

This middle-of-summer, 2020, demands a bit of whimsy, and who better to supply it than my featured author, Dawn Paul, whose tales of gnomes invite us to the world of magic and wonder. Dawn, a member of my local writing community, lives in suburban Ohio with her family. Multifaceted and widely educated, she holds degrees and diplomas in Humanities, English Literature, Business Management, Travel, and Children’s Literature. She is an artist, poet, and writer who loves her family, gnomes, yarn, books, and God. She sees [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:29:18+00:00June 30th, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

2020 June Author of the Month: KATE CARLISLE

I must admit to a fascination with Kate Carlisle, our June author, especially her Bibliophile mysteries. After I read the first one, I was hooked, probably because protagonist Brooklyn Wainwright, a bookbinder by trade, loves books even more than I do. Plus, she has a really hunky love interest, which adds a lovely romance to the mix! But before we start talking to Kate, let me tell you a bit more about her. She is a New York Times bestselling author of two ongoing series: [...]

By |2020-05-31T16:53:32+00:00May 31st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|0 Comments

2020 May Author of the Month: LEE MARTIN

It is with great pleasure that I welcome an amazing writer, Lee Martin, to the site this month.  Martin teaches in the MFA program at The Ohio State University, where he is a College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor. He also was the winner of the 2006 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. His novel The Bright Forever was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His newest novel, Yours, Jean, to be released this year, is a fictional account of a true [...]

By |2020-04-30T18:14:44+00:00April 30th, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|0 Comments

2020 March Author of the Month: MEGAN HART

Our March feature is a NYT Best-selling author with a slew of books to her name. When she moved to our Dayton, she joined our community of talented writers working here in the Miami Valley. It's my pleasure to welcome Megan Hart to AOTM. Janet Irvin: Hi, Megan! I'm so glad you're here to share with us your writing thoughts. Let's get started. You are a New York Times and USA best-selling author and your output is prodigious. Can you share with readers how you [...]

By |2020-02-29T22:57:21+00:00February 29th, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

2020 February Author of the Month: DAVID LEE GARRISON

2020 arrives as a leap year, gracing us with an extra day in February. It's always nice to have more time to read and write and speak with authors. This month it is my pleasure to introduce you to David Lee Garrison, an educator and a writer and a member of the celebrated and well-published group the Greenville Poets. The poetry of this retired Wright State University professor has appeared widely in journals and anthologies. Two poems from his book Sweeping the Cemetery were read [...]

By |2020-02-01T18:47:20+00:00February 1st, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

2020 January Author of the Month: TIM SMITH

A brand new year means a brand new look at authors from the area and beyond. This month I welcome a writer who makes it his business to tell romance stories from a male point of view and spice them up with mystery and suspense. Please say hello to Tim Smith, an award-winning, bestselling author and freelance writer. His books range from romantic mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. When not writing, he can often be found in the Florida Keys, indulging his passion for parasailing [...]

By |2020-01-28T21:32:50+00:00January 28th, 2020|Author of the Month|0 Comments

2019 December Author of the Month: CATHRYN ESSINGER

In this holiday time when we carve out a span of weeks to remind ourselves of myths and miracles, of solstice lights and winter sights, I offer this guest for your enjoyment. Cathryn Essinger is an extraordinary poet expresses our deepest revelations in and among the everyday rituals of our lives. One of my favorites is "A Blessing for Unholy Things" and these lines from the final three stanzas: I want a blessing for unholy things-- for the catbird that empties the sparrow's nest,   [...]

By |2019-12-30T23:58:25+00:00December 30th, 2019|Author of the Month|0 Comments
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