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Speaker Bios 

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D. P. Lyle, M.D.D. P. Lyle, MD:

Doctor Lyle is the Macavity Award winning and Edgar Award nominated author of the non-fiction books Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, and Forensics For Dummies. His published fiction includes the thrillers Devil’s Playground and Double Blind.



Eileen DreyerEileen Dreyer

Eileen has twenty years experience in the field of medicine, sixteen in trauma nursing.  She is trained in forensic nursing and death investigation.  She also writes killer suspense novels.




Peter MillerPeter Miller

Literary Lion Peter Miller has been managing writers in books and film for more than three decades, representing more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers and Executive Producing more than a dozen movies.




Lou AronicaLou Aronica

Lou Aronica spent twenty years at publishing houses, serving as Deputy Publisher at Bantam before becoming Publisher at Berkley and Avon.  In recent years, he has focused on writing, authoring two pseudonymous novels and eight works of nonfiction.



The Story PlantThe Story Plant

The Story Plant is a publishing company dedicated to commercial fiction. Story Plant books provide involving and engaging reading experiences penned by passionate writers.



Paul GuyotPaul Guyot

For three years Paul Guyot wrote and produced the popular series, Judging Amy.  He's now working for Sony Pictures Televsion, and Fox TV Studios, developing pilots.  He contributed to the recent anthology, The Blue Religion: New Stories About Cops, Criminals, and the Chase.



Tami HoagTami Hoag

Tami is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose work is known and loved by millions of readers around the globe.




Laura BradfordLaura Bradford

Laura has fourteen years of professional experience as a literary agent, editor, writer and bookseller.



Penny SansevieriPenny Sansevieri

Penny is the founder and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc, and is a book marketing and media relations specialist.





Sharon ShinnSharon Shinn

Award-winning novelist Sharon Shinn is known for both her adult and young adult books that combine fantasy, science, fiction, and romance.





Fran BakerFran Baker

Fran has written ten novels, eight of which have been translated into more than twenty languages, and a couple hundred articles, book reviews, author interviews and op-ed pieces.



Pat Wynn RicksPat Wynn Ricks

Pat runs Pemberley Press, a “small publishing house.”





Cyndy SalzmannCyndy Salzmann

Cyndy Salzmann is a multi-published author in both fiction and nonfiction – and a professional organizer.  Her latest project is a lighthearted mystery series published by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.  Cyndy is a popular national speaker at both women’s events and writers’ conferences, a newspaper columnist and the host of a weekly radio feature.



Joe NassiseJoe Nassise

Joe is the author of several novels, including the popular Templar Chronicles trilogy.  He’s a former president of the Horror Writers Association, a two-time Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee, a whiz at Internet promotion, and a life and creativity coach.



Elaine IsaakElaine Isaak

Elaine writes fantasy and has just completed her tenth novel.





Ridley PearsonRidley Pearson

With well over 20 novels to his credit, New York Times best-selling author Pearson has earned a reputation for stories that grip the imagination, emphasize high-tech crime and dazzling forensic detail, and, all too often, imitate life.



Catherine CoulterCatherine Coulter

New York Times bestselling authorCatherine Coulter writes in two very different genres: historical romance and contemporary suspense thrillers.




Angela JamesAngela James

In 2005, Angela James joined Samhain Publishing, Ltd, a small press company focusing on digital publishing, as its executive editor, where she has played an instrumental role in building the company from the ground up. In her executive position, Angela is responsible for managing the publisher’s editorial services division




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Iris JohansenIris Johansen

New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has been quite busy, wrapping up work on three books coming out this year, including a collaboration on another thriller with her son, Roy.



Roy JohansenRoy Johansen

Roy Johansen writes action-packed thrillers with non-stop tricky plot complications, including two collaborations with his mother, Iris.



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