Frostproof, Florida native, Karli Land, resides in Calhoun, Georgia with her husband, four children, and a grand baby. She is the founding president of the Calhoun Area Writers and the Northwest Georgia Writers Conference, and is the Young Adult Services Coordinator for the Calhoun-Gordon County Library.
Karli enjoys writing children's picture books, middle-grade fiction, and Christian non-fiction. She currently has two works-in-progress, Day After Yesterday, a novel following the life of a daughter as she fills the role of caretaker to her mother suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and The Others, a Christian Bible study written for women serving in ministry.
She has freelanced for the Calhoun Times, Calhoun Magazine, Fort Meade Daily News and has had several articles published in e-zines and online journals.
David Brown is an award winning author, illustrator and poet who writes under the pseudonym D.B. Martin. Although born in New Jersey he resides in Calhoun, Georgia with his wife Ellen. He is a member of the Georgia Writer’s association, the Dalton Area Writers, the Calhoun Area Writers and the SCBWI. He has won the Dealers choice award for design 6 times. He also won the medal of accommodation, the joint service achievement medal and the meritorious medal while serving in the US Navy. He works as a designer and illustrator during the day. By night, He writes, Illustrates and publishes books. He had been published in many influential books and magazines like, Readers Digest, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Sanitarium etc… and He writes Horror, Fiction and Poetry.
D.B. Martin Books:
Feeder – Vol I of The Blood Chronicles Series- 2014
Giant Tales World of Pirates – Contributor - 2014
CAW Telling Stories - Contributor - 2016
31 days of October - Contributor - 2016
31 Days of October - Contributor - 2017
Caw Telling Stories again - Contributor - 2017
Mother – Vol II of The Blood Chronicles Series - 2017
Terror Tales Vol 1 – A collection of short horror stories -2017
Y – Dark Stories and poetry – 2017
Coming soon: Terror Tales Vol II – in 2018
Vickie McEntire writes about things that are important to her—literacy, community, human profiles, and most of all, family. Her work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, Telling Stories: a Calhoun Area Writers Anthology, Lady Literary Magazine, Dalton Living Magazine, Calhoun Magazine, and on her blog at www.aliteratelife.blogspot.com.
She released her first children’s book, Baby Birds, in October 2016. It was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award. She says she was inspired to write her children’s book by her three grown children and grandson— her real life Baby Birds.
Empty Nest, a book of poetry illustrated by local artist, Sandy Dutton, was released in May 2017. Her second children’s book, Little Bird and Myrtle Turtle, was released in October 2017 and is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. It has also been nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award. Vickie is working on several projects, including her debut novel, Tucker Hollow, a Southern novel set in the summer of 1979.
She is an active supporter of literacy (Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community and the Ferst Foundation) and promotes reading—specifically reading aloud to children—by making appearances at local schools and libraries. She mentors the next generation of writers and attends writers conferences and workshops throughout the Southeast. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Georgia Writers Association and Calhoun Area Writers group.
Aside from writing, McEntire also works full time and manages a photography business. She writes from her home in Northwest Georgia, which she shares with her husband, Dave, and their cat. Join her on Twitter (@vickie_mcentire) and Facebook (@BooksbyVickie).
Amber has been writing professionally since 2006. She has published hundreds of nonfiction articles in magazines and newspapers both in the US and Canada. She writes regularly for GEORGIA Magazine, Sea Island Life, GRIT, and Points North Magazine, and is a contributor to many others.
She self-published two nonfiction eBooks (Southern Exposure and Have a Seat) in 2013. In 2014, her paperback anthology, Project Keepsake, was published by Native Ink Press. She is a weekly columnist for the Vidalia Advance where she shares an array of family-based stories, memories, and musings. She's also the editor of Northwest Georgia's Good Life Magazines including Dalton Magazine, Calhoun Magazine, Health Mind & Body, and other special issues.
She maintains two blogs at ambernagle.com and projectkeepsake.com. Amber's mantra is—Keep storytelling alive! Share the stories that matter!
Marla lives with her husband Keith in Kennesaw, Ga. where she enjoys an empty nest after raising three lovely daughters. After a full career in music as accompanist, teacher, composer and lyricist at the piano, she has turned her sights to the literary world.
Providentially meeting a member of the CAW group at her first writers workshop in Marietta, Ga., she came to visit CAW and never left. After several monthly meetings, she joined a critique group which has been invaluable as she learns the art of writing.
Writing personal notes, creating greeting cards and journaling have been her main literary experiences, but friends have told her, never stop writing.
The bazaar circumstances of her youngest daughter’s death have impassioned her to write her first book titled Supernaturally Natural. A memoir of penetrating “God Moments” which leave no doubt we can trust God’s heart, even if we don’t understand his ways. A tale of a life’s tempo slowing, a voice fading, a song ending, yet learning to dance again.
She is a contributor to C.A.W.’s first Anthology of short stories and poetry soon to be published. She also has her sights set on a series of children’s books motivated by her father’s storytelling, plus a suspense-romance novel in the future.
Elizabeth is a Northwest Georgia writer. She is working on an historical fiction novel based on the heroic efforts of her ancestor, Jacob Amonett, a Huguenot who fled France during the reign of King Louis XIV.
Cheryll is an internationally published author. Her goal as an inspirational fiction writer isn't to preach but demonstrate the themes of love, family, faith, and redemption via real-life characters that today's Christian woman can relate to. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, and Registered Nurse. Along with writing, she enjoys reading, gardening, travel, puzzles, and any project that stretches her creative muscles.
Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Louise DuMont’s Cup of Comfort blog; Cecil Murphey’s Shattering the Silence blog; Amber Lanier Nagle’s Project Keepsake; The Upper Room (pending); Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did WHAT?; Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses; Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat (Feb 2016); and The Chattanooga Writers' Guild 2015 Anthology. She is a frequent contributor to Lady Literary Magazine and won third prize in the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Annual Writing Contest, Non-fiction category. She is currently seeking representation for her first novel, "Sea Horses."
She loves hearing from readers! Visit her website at www.cheryllsnow.com.