Holed up in a century-old farmhouse in rural south-central Ohio, Alicia Anthony pens novels of thrilling psychological suspense. An elementary reading specialist by day, Alicia spends the early morning hours, quietly typing away as the rest of the house sleeps.
Dedicated to helping the next generation realize the power of their words, Alicia organizes a National Novel Writing Month Young Writers’ Program for the students at her school. Although not yet published, Alicia’s novels have been nominated for various awards, including Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award, and the Daphne duMaurier Award for Mystery/Suspense. INHERENT LIES was awarded the Silver Quill Award from Wisconsin RWA in 2018.
When she’s not writing, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family. She’s often found watching her daughter ride her horse, Hogan, catching a movie with her amazing and ever-tolerant husband, or gallivanting around the countryside on a grand adventure.
Learn more about Alicia and her books at www.AliciaAnthonyBooks.com.
Tom Barlow is a Central Ohio author of crime, science fiction, and literary fiction stories. Crime stories of his may be found in anthologies including Best American Mystery Stories 2013, Dames and Sin and Knucklehead Noir, and periodicals including Pulp Modern, Heater, Plots With Guns, Mystery Weekly, Needle, Thuglit, Manslaughter Review and Tough. His novel “I’ll Meet You Yesterday” from Bundoran Press and short story collection “Welcome to the Goat Rodeo” from Pagespring Press are available on Amazon.Visit his web site at tjbarlow.com.
Eileen Curley Hammond
Eileen Curley Hammond moved to Columbus twelve years ago to join Nationwide’s Marketing Department. Now retired, she’s turned to her passion, writing. Eileen is the author of the Merry March Mystery Series. The series centers on a successful business woman and mom whose history unfortunately includes being married to the man who swindled the residents of her small town. She’s gotten divorced and is starting to date again, when a murder at the church throws the town into a tizzy. Her daughter’s best friend is suspected so she investigates. The first two books have been published: Murder So Sinful and Murder So Festive. Eileen is hard at work on the third book, Murder So Heartless. Her website is eileencurleyhammond.com.
Karen Harper is a lifelong Ohioan who has been published in suspense and historical fiction since 1982 with over 50 novels in print as well as many foreign editions. A former high school and university English teacher (OSU), she is the winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her current releases are THE SOUTH SHORES Series, set in Naples, Florida and the Caribbean with a forensic psychology heroine (published by Mira Books). Her most recent HarperCollins historical novels include THE ROYAL NANNY, THE IT GIRLS and AMERICAN DUCHESS, all featuring real British women who made contributions to their eras. Her website is KarenHarperAuthor.com and her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/KarenHarperAuthor/.
Dan Stout lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he writes about half-truths and double-crosses. His prize-winning fiction draws on his travels throughout Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim, as well as a convoluted employment history spanning everything from subpoena server to assistant well driller. Dan’s stories have appeared in publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Nature, and Plan B Magazine. His debut novel Titanshade is a fantasy noir thriller from DAW Books. To say hello, visit him at www.DanStout.com.
By day, Andrew Welsh-Huggins is an editor and reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, focusing on criminal justice topics. By earlier in the day, he is the author of six mysteries featuring Andy Hayes, a former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned private eye. “Readers who love old-fashioned detective novels will be in hog heaven as they tear into Welsh-Huggins’ latest adventure featuring Andy Hayes,” says Booklist of Andrew’s new release, Fatal Judgment. Andrew’s short mystery fiction has appeared in Kings River Life, Down And Out Magazine, Tough and Mystery Weekly Magazine. His short story, The Murderous Type, won the 2017 Al Blanchard prize for best New England short crime fiction and appeared in Snowbound: The Best New England Crime Stories 2017. In addition, Andrew has edited Columbus Noir, an anthology featuring fourteen mystery stories each set in a different Columbus neighborhood, coming in March 2020. An expert on capital punishment, Andrew is also the author of two nonfiction books, No Winners Here Tonight (2009), the definitive history of Ohio’s death penalty, and Hatred at Home (2011), about one of the country’s first domestic terrorism cases. When he’s not writing or reporting, Andrew enjoys running, reading, spending time with family, and caring for a geriatric cat and dog and two apparently immortal parakeets.
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