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Speaker Bios (con't)  

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Dr. Michael HenryDr. Michael Henry

Michael has been a student of magic and Metaphysics for more than 30 years and holds multiple degrees including a PhD in Communications.  Currently, he is a full time magician performing all over the world.



Kay HooperKay Hooper

After asking for a Christmas typewriter, Kay worked seriously on her first novel. That book, a Regency romance titled Lady Thief, sold to Dell Publishing in 1980. She has since published more than 60 novels and four novellas; her work appears regularly on New York Times bestseller lists.



Deborah LeBlancDeborah LeBlanc

Deborah writes romantic suspense novels.  Her love for storytelling came from her grandmother, who was the best tale-spinner on the planet. 




Serena RobarSerena Robar

Between reading and juggling family, Serena is hard at work writing young adult novels.





Willowbrook DesignsRuta Duhon

Willowbrook Designs’s goal is to assist clients in all aspects of web design including custom animations.





Karen TintoriKaren Tintori

Karen’s most recent book is Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family, a family memoir from St. Martin's Press, which will also be taught in an Italian American Studies Program at the Harvard Extension School.  Karen and Jill Gregory are joined again at the brain, working daily on plotting their next hidden-history thriller.



Jill GregoryJill Gregory

New York Times  and USA Today best-selling author Jill Gregory is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels.




Laura PhillipsLaura Phillips

Laura Phillips writes articles, novels, and just about anything else someone will pay her to write.  By day, she's the business manager for a PDA software company and the keeper of the company's most complete list of exciting superlatives for use in computer sales literature. 



Deidre KnightDeidre Knight

The Knight Agency
The agency focuses on a broad range of client services, including subsidiary rights management in the areas of foreign rights, motion picture and television rights, audio rights, gaming rights, merchandizing rights and the emerging landscape of Internet rights, as well as support in the areas of book promotion and branding.



Greg MyersGreg Myers

Greg became part of MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ in August of 2005, serving as a co-administrator, lead investigator and EVP specialist.  He has also authored articles and short stories concerning his experiences within the paranormal realms.




Karen YoungKaren Young

Karen has written thirty-five books.  She loves to explore the problems of contemporary women.  She believes writing good inspirational fiction is not about adding a religious component to a book— but so much more.




Brilliance AudioEileen Hutton

For twenty-five years, audiobook consumers, resellers, and librarians have come to rely on Brilliance Audio for high-quality, in-demand audiobooks.



SourcebooksDeb Werksman

Sourcebooks’ mission is to reach as many people as possible with books that will enlighten their lives.



Margaret MarburyMargaret Marbury, Executive Editor

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction. The Toronto-based company publishes over 120 titles a month in 29 languages in 107 international markets on six continents, offering a broad range of reading from romance to psychological thrillers to relationship novels.



Karen SolemKaren Solem

Spencerhill Associates Literary Agency
Karen Solem was once VP and associate publisher of Harper Paperbacks, where she created the Silhouette line. In the mid-nineties Solem became an agent at Writers House. In late 2001, she struck out on her own, operating her literary agency from upstate New York.



Ken CasperKen Casper

Ken has written more than a dozen Harlequin Superromances, contributed to two trilogies, a six-book series set in the police department of Houston, Texas, and he's currently involved in a five-book series set in the beautiful hill country of central Texas.



Kathy Lynn EmersonKathy Lynn Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes two historical mystery series, one contemporary mystery series and occasionally ventures into non fiction.





Denise DietzDenise Dietz, editor, Five Star

Deni writes culinary mysteries, featuring sleuth Ingrid Beaumont.  She also writes historical romance as Mary Ellen Dennis.  She also collaborated on a romantic suspense with husband, Gordon Aalborg.



Joan SchulhaferJoan Schulhafer

Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting
Joan has 20-plus years of experience at major publishers and independently creating full or complementary campaigns to publicize and promote books and their authors. She is best known for marketing general and genre fiction and for assisting authors with short and long term strategies for continued success.



More of the Ninc Does Forensics Team:

Detective Sergeant Joseph Burgoon

Detective Burgoon spent forty-three years on the force, twenty-seven of  them in the Homicide Division (1969-96) in what was the unit's longest tenure.  He stays busy as an investigator with a missing children's network, and teaching.


Major Mike Copeland

Major Copeland is the head of Franklin County Sheriff's Office CSI bureau. Mike has been in law enforcement for 37 years.


Dr. Mary Case, Chief Medical Examiner of Saint Louis County

The Chief Medical Examiner is a board certified forensic pathologist who is appointed by the Director of the Department of Health to investigate sudden, unexpected, suspicious, unnatural or violent deaths.


Mary Fran Ernst, Forensic Pathology

Ms. Ernst works as Assistant Professor, Director of Forensic Education at St. Louis University.  In 2006, she received the President's Award for Special and Ongoing Service to the National Association of Medical Examiners.


Gwen Haugen, Forensic Anthropologist

Gwen Haugen is a forensic anthropologist who has worked on death investigations in the U.S. and far beyond.


Christina Kinney, SA


Kate Christlieb, PA