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October 2018’s Top 5 Featured Authors

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The most popular authors on the site during October were as follows:

October 2018

1. Holly J. Martin

Holly Martin was born and raised in Maine. She considers herself a true Mainer through and through and captures the evocative setting through her writing.

Martin has always loved reading and was finally inspired to create her own stories. She lives in Central Maine with her husband.

Holly’s author page

2. Doris-Maria Heilmann

doris-nva_0041-copyDoris-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.

Doris-Maria’s author page

3. Michelle, The Computer Lady

tmrclogoWhen Computer Technical Analyst/Tech Writer; Michelle Cox was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, she did not give up or fall into a depression. Instead, she turned the diagnosis into a wakeup call to pursue her dream to make a difference as a children’s book author.
Michelle started a publishing company for her books with the hopes of igniting a love of reading and technology at a young age.
As a Computer, Technical Analyst and Tech Writer by day, Michelle fuses her technological and writing skills to enhance and create technical training documents.
In her latest personal project, Michelle uses her background to write for a completely different audience- the future generation of technical professionals.
With her first book, “Mommy, is the Computer Smarter than Me?” Michelle said she hopes that her book will have a positive effect, “especially in the lives of children, as they are full of wonder and are little sponges seeking information.”
Michelle was inspired to write while she was recovering from surgery.
Michelle explains, “I had my epiphany as I was at home healing and contemplating my life and how long I might have to live. With cancer, the average life expectancy is five years and that’s if you catch it early and respond to the treatments. With this knowledge, my desire has become to leave this world a little better place to live and perform work that makes a positive contribution to our lives.”
To learn more about Michelle’s journey, associates can check out her blog which includes emotional posts about her diagnosis and her writing project. The blog also includes a summary of her first book and mission statement of her project.
Michelle is also planning on releasing two more books, “Mommy; What are the Olympics?” and “Mommy, Why Can We Only See Daddy on the Computer?”

Michelle’s author page

4. Nora Femenia

Dr. Nora Femenia is an expert in resolving conflicts in long term relationships. She offers conflict resolution coaching to individuals and couples, using her own method that merges developmental psychology and conflict studies. This new, fresh perspective helps clients:

Recover trust and develop respectful communication;
Get your needs for love and connection met
Feel empowered to take steps towards personal growth

Nora’s experience and passion is working with distressed families and their conflicts. She was a family therapist in Buenos Aires, Argentina for twenty years before moving to Syracuse, N. Y. to pursue her Ph.D. in Conflict Studies.

Since graduating from Syracuse University, Nora has taught how to resolve interpersonal conflicts using mediation to students and groups in the US and abroad.

Nora’s author page

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).

Corin’s author page

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