We are three women authors, traveling together on the long and winding road to overnight success. And though the saying goes that happiness is the journey and not the destination, we believe it can be both.
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Born and raised in the south, Linda Apple writes from her soul and speaks from her heart. Linda’s novels in her Moonlight Mississippi Series flow from her deep southern roots and the heritage instilled in her since childhood. Her fiction is influenced from the times spent with loved ones, friends, or even total strangers. Memories of stories told over a table laden with food and yarns spun while sipping sweet iced tea under the shade of a Mimosa tree fuel her imagination. Evening conversations on the front porch spoken over coffee, wine, perhaps something a little stronger or the comfortable silence shared while listening to the din of cicada and tree frog song in the thick, magnolia-perfumed air, all find a home in her books.
As a result of Linda’s respect for her heritage, she also writes nonfiction to help others to preserve theirs. Her books, Writing Life and Writing from Your Soul are focused on people who do not consider themselves writers. She wrote these books to be unintimidating by making the chapters short and easy to understand. They are also full of ideas and tips.
Linda is the grandmother of thirteen grandchildren. As a fun way of teaching them important life-lessons and skills she has started a line of children’s picture books called, Nonni and Poppa Stories. The first book is titled, Poppa’s Very Special Sunflower. In all her children’s books, Linda will have suggestions for activities and discussions which are also good for educators to use.
Of course, being a Southerner, Linda loves to talk. Public speaking seemed to be the logical next step to helping writers of all kinds. Through story and personal experience she teaches and spreads seeds of inspiration. She hopes to give her audience wings to achieve their goals and follow their dreams. Visit her website at: www.lindaapple.com
Ruth Burkett Weeks, aka Dixie Dandelion, is not only an award-winning author, but a twin as well. She and her brother were the first boy/girl twins born at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR. She has published her first historical novel, Soldiers From The Mist, (High Hill Press) and a paranormal romance, The Rook and The Raven (The Wild Rose Press). She is currently working on her third novel, The Legend of Dixie Dandelion. According to the Tarot cards she reads, all will be a huge success. Visit her blog at www.truthsbyruth.blogspot.com or contact her at email@example.com.
Jan Morrill was born and (mostly) raised in California. Her mother, a Buddhist Japanese American, was an internee during World War II. Her father, a Southern Baptist redhead of Irish descent, retired from the Air Force. Her debut novel, The Red Kimono (University of Arkansas Press, February 2013) and many of her short stories reflect memories of growing up in a multicultural, multi-religious, multi-political environment.
The Red Kimono was selected Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice and a 2013 Arkansas Gem by the Arkansas State Library. Her other books include Life: Haiku by Haiku and Creative Characterization. Jan’s award-winning stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and several anthologies.
While working on the sequel to The Red Kimono, Jan speaks and teaches at writers’ conferences around the country. She has presented or given workshops at the Historical Novel Society Conference, Oklahoma Writers Federation, the Japan-America Society of Chicago, Ozarks Writers League and others. Her workshops are known for helping authors “discover” their characters’ secrets. For more information, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.janmorrill.com.