Robert Archibald was born in New Jersey and grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona. After receiving a BA from the University of Arizona, he was drafted and served in Viet Nam. He then earned a M.S. and Ph.D in economics from Purdue University. Bob had a 41-year career at the College of William and Mary. While he had several stints as an administrator, department chair, director of the public policy program, and interim dean of the faculty, Bob was always proud to be promoted back to the faculty. He lives with his wife of 47 years, Nancy, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Karen Cavalli, née Lound, writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has been published online and in books. Her work has won awards including Outstanding Secondary Science Book. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned a B.A., and The University of Alabama’s MFA in Creative Writing Program where she studied with Margaret Atwood. She has worked in technology for over 10 years. She taught a writing course on the topic of psychological descent at the University of Minnesota and in North Carolina. Her work in technology has taken her to India and China and allowed her to work with individuals in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the emirate of Dubai. She loves her local Savage library and volunteers there. She is married to Tom Cavalli. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Tina Edens has been a resident of Virginia for 29 years and lives in the Tidewater area. As an avid believer in the power of faith, love, and prayer, Tina decided to create a written testimony of her spiritual journey to help others find healing.
Tina’s many jobs and career paths helped her prepare for her life’s purpose: to share her story of the struggles, happiness, and pain that led to a healing of her heart. Tina loves to read spiritual healing and growth books and her goal is to inspire others to continue to heal and start their spiritual journey.
Her intent for A Mother’s Wounded Heart is that her words light the way for others throughout the world who have faced trauma in their lives and work, enabling them to overcome those obstacles.
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Laura grew up and was educated in New England; its influence is undeniable, yet Virginia is home, and it is there she enjoys her garden with her beloved kitties, Jefferson and Adams, who both romp among the perennials while she weeds. When not gardening, Laura writes and reads those whose words have stood the test of time. She is humbled by their talent.
Laura Fiorentino is the author of God Does Not Feed the Birds... I Do. This skillfully told memoir showcases a life, marriage and profound healing.
John T. Hourihan Jr., a retired journalist, has won state, regional and national awards for his opinion column in several New England newspapers. He received the Cross of Gallantry for valor in Vietnam, where he served three tours as a Vietnamese linguist. He is disabled now from the effects of Agent Orange. He lives with his author wife Lin Hourihan (The Virtue of Virtues, The Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys) in the woods of central Massachusetts. His other works are The Mustard Seed – 2095, The Mustard Seed – 2110, The Mustard Seed – 2130, Beyond the Fence: Converging Memoirs, Parables for a New Age I and II, Play Fair and Win.
E. Compton Lee began her writing career as a freelance writer of nature and human-interest articles for magazines such as Mother Earth News, Practical Horseman, American Country and Horseman.
Her first novel, Native, takes place in the backwoods of Appalachia, and portrays a woman struggling to overcome misogyny and bigotry to find her place in the cutthroat world of the horse industry.
My Name Is Sloan, a companion to Native, tells of a mother fighting to rescue her daughter from foster care. She is helped by good people handcuffed by bureaucracy and the blindness that takes place in agencies meant to help children.
Born and raised in the Hudson River Valley, she left this region at the age of eighteen and embarked upon a journey which immersed her in a multitude of cultures. The knowledge gained from those experiences is what is used when she writes her novels.
E. Compton Lee lived in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and western Maryland for fifteen years, where she worked as a therapist and ran a horse business. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she writes full time.
Narielle Living is the president and founder of Blue Fortune Enterprises, a publishing company who believes that books have the power to change lives. She is also the editor for the Williamsburg magazine Next Door Neighbors and has written hundreds of do-it-yourself articles for online magazines. She is the author of the mysteries Signs of the South, Revenge of the Past, Madness in Brewster Square and Birding in Brewster Square and co-authored Chesapeake Bay Karma—The Amulet. Her fiction appears in the anthologies Christmas in Virginia and Harboring Secrets. She edits both fiction and nonfiction and loves helping other writers achieve their goals. A former massage therapist and healing arts educator, she studied Philosophy and Religion at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Narielle is currently working on her next novel scheduled for release in winter, 2022.
Devlin Murphy, (formerly Kimberly Meador), is a native New Yorker who has now landed in Virginia. As an educator, she believes that good teaching can change lives. She was the third place winner of the Daily Press 2017 poetry contest and has been writing for most of her life. Devlin is a licensed administrator and history teacher with several degrees, including a B.A., M.Ed., and a post masters in educational leadership from George Washington University. After graduating from high school, she served her country in the United States Army. Devlin has completed Volume II of Thoughts Collected and is working on Volume III. She has several other projects underway including a short story about a cat named Champ and a novella titled Ageless.
Visit her website thepaganspen.org to view other poems and to see what is coming next.
Christian Pascale was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Lafayette College Magna Cum Lauda with degrees in French and International Relations. At Lafayette, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and then went on to receive an M.A. in European Area Studies from American University in Washington D.C. and a Doctorat de l’université from La Sorbonne in Paris, France. During his early years, he worked as a substitute teacher, a tennis instructor in Europe and the U.S., a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, a political fundraiser, and Director of Studies at a New England preparatory school. For more than thirty years, he worked in both domestic and foreign assignments for the United States Government.
Christian is also a poet who has published fifteen poems in two internationally distributed magazines and is currently a member of the James City Poets. He is married to Liria Hoffmann Pascale who is a native Brazilian and an architect. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia and have two adult sons.
Patti Gaustad Procopi
is a former army brat who lived all over the world before settling in the rural community of Gloucester, Virginia with her husband, Greg. There they raised three daughters and numerous cats and dogs.
After retiring from working at two area history museums Patti finally had time to do the things she always wanted to, including writing. Moving constantly made it difficult to make friends and form lasting relationships. Her writing is about emotional connections, friendship and family.
In addition to writing, Patti fills her days with rescuing raptors and other birds, and researching her family’s past on Ancestry. She and Greg also love to travel and have been busy checking off their bucket list.
Alicia R. Riley (Glendale, Arizona) is a professional event planner, designer, and educator with a background in successful planning and execution of meetings and special events.
Wayne William Snellgrove, a Saulteaux Indian, was born on Fishing Lake First Nation Reserve in Saskatchewan. He is a modern-day genocide survivor of the Canadian government’s policy of assimilation known as The 60s Scoop, a two-time USA National swimming champion and a USA Swimming National Team member. He divides his time between the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and the state of Florida in the U.S.
As an author, Peter Stipe draws on his experiences in Human Resources Development in a variety of businesses. He holds a BA degree in History from Boston University and a Master’s in Education from Tufts University. A New England resident for many years, he now lives and writes in Williamsburg, VA. You can find him at peterstipe.com.
Susan Williamson grew up on a horse, cattle, hog and sheep farm in Western Pennsylvania. She completed a BS in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky and earned an MS from the University of California, Davis. After meeting at a horse show, she and her husband raised their family in rural Kentucky before moving to North Carolina to operate a horse training, breeding, lesson and boarding farm. She has been an extension agent, newspaper editor, educator, food coop manager, and professional horsewoman. She is the author of Desert Tail, Tangled Tail, Dead on the Trail and Dead in the Loft. She currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband and Labradoodle and is a contributor to Next Door Neighbors magazine.
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