January 2019’s Top 5 Featured Authors
The most popular authors on the site during January were as follows:
1. Doris-Maria Heilmann
Doris-Maria Heilmann has more than 30 years experience in writing, publishing and book marketing consultation. She started her writing / teaching career in the field of commercial aviation. She published several books, related to aviation and also her own flight & travel magazine “USA BY AIR”, which was a great success.
Magazine and Book Publisher
Her role as a magazine publisher-editor-art-director-marketing-manager included also self-publishing of technical & non-fiction books.
At Algonquin College, she studied e-publishing / marketing, including web & graphic design, professional photography, writing for the web, editing, investigative journalism, social media and e-marketing.
Doris-Maria Heilmann has written several books on publishing and e-marketing and more than 1,600 helpful blog articles. Beside her own books, she also publishes other authors.
2. Anita Solick Oswald/
Anita Solick Oswald is a Chicago native. Her essays have appeared in The Write Place at the Write Time, the
Faircloth Literary Review, The Fat City Review, and Avalon Literary Review. She is a member of the Chicago Writers’
Association and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She is also a founding member of the Boulder Writing Studio, and works with the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. She lives in Niwot, Colorado with her husband and two cats.
3. Ken Humphrey
Ken Humphrey has always written, starting with elementary when his teachers forced him to learn English and the spelling of things. He moved on from signing his name to stringing words together in an attempt to tell stories. His leap to the next level came from his son’s 4th grade teacher during a class conference. She mentioned that there weren’t many books for a 10 year old boy. Whether true or not, Ken immediately began to spin a story in his head. And by immediately, he means IMMEDIATELY. He doesn’t remember what else was said during the conference, but assumes his son passed the grade.
Now, a year later, Ken is the author of the young reader series Raimy Rylan (The World Serpent and Chase of the Samurai), and adult thrillers Killing the Man and the forthcoming Killing Face (Fall 2015). He relies on coffee and Jameson – often at the same time – for inspiration, and has a dozen books slated for production over the next decade.
You can find him below. Stop in and say hi. Bring alcohol.
4. S.G. Night
SG Night has been a writer since he was old enough to hold a pen. Hailing from Northern Virginia, he spent his youth in Honors writing programs, garnering a love for science-fiction and fantasy. The countless hours of world-building and scribbling in notebooks began to bear fruit in the summer of 2012; over the course of the following year, he worked tirelessly to craft his debut Epic Fantasy novel. Night completed the manuscript for Attrition: the First Act of Penance shortly before his 18th birthday.
5. Corin Nemec
Corin Nemec’s name comes from his nickname, Corky, given to him as a child by his grandmother. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later moved to Atlanta. He now lives in California. His first acting parts were in the series Webster (1983) and Sidekicks (1986). He then got a part in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, followed by lead roles in I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989) and My Son Johnny (1991), and the lead role in the TV series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (1990).