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Reba Birmingham is a native Southern
Californian. Since 2012, Reba has been the poet for Lesbian
News, writing under the name of Morag Hillsinger. For her
day job, Reba and her partner handle a busy law practice out
of a renovated gas station. Her first novel, Floodlight,
was reissued by LPP in fall 2018, and Reba has created
the Audible book as well. The sequel, Words on a
Plate, made its appearance in July 2019. Book
three, The Wolf You Feed is in progress.
Reba's personal website: Click
Michele Coffman is an author who also
moonlights as a Journeyman Plumber in the Kansas City, Missouri,
area. She's an Army Veteran with fifteen years of service where
she froze in Germany, sweated in Kuwait, unknowingly bedded
down with a tarantula in Nicaragua, almost got bit by a poisonous
snake in Ecuador, and even sought shelter from the noon rainstorms
of Panama. She has two wonderful children and is a proud grandmother
of one very special granddaughter. She is a passionate writer,
has an untamable imagination, and enjoys writing sci-fi, conspiracy
thrillers and – well, just about anything that strikes
Michele's personal website: Click
Jane, born a Texan and recently
a Portland resident, has settled in at a new home on Whidbey
Island in Washington state. She travels many roads and writes
in many genres. She is an avid soccer fan, and her first novel,
Game Changers, a romance set in the
world of professional women's soceer, was published in late
2019 and won Golden Crown Literary Society Awards in two categories:
Debut Author and Contemporary Romance. She is working on her
Sandra, a Portland resident
for many years, is now in sunny California. She is primarily
a playwright and poet. Her three poetry collections from LPP,
Desire Returns for a Visit, Lesbian Humor is Not
an Oxmoron, and Poetry for the People
are available, and a fourth collection is due
in mid-2021. Having written well over 1,000 poems, she may produce
a great many collections. Between 1976 and 2020, Sandra has
penned 26 full-length plays, seven one-acts, one opera, and
33 ten-minute plays. She's
also written a multitude of plays, short stories, articles,
essays, two mystery novels, and a thriller.
CA grew up amidst the verdant fields
of midwestern farm country. From the age of four, she spent
summers on an island in northwestern Ontario, Canada, and winters
among frozen fields. Her grandfather imparted his love for the
natural world to her. CA earned degrees in geology and tectonics.
She worked for an international petroleum company for many years
and traveled the globe. Now she lives in the Rocky Mountains.
Science is the focus of her writing and her ongoing research
is in earthquake mechanics. She lives with her cat, Peet. CA
tries to balance her passion for long-distance cycling with
CA's personal website: To be
Sandra was born and raised in the Pacific
Northwest settlement of Lowell, Washington, up the hill from
the lush green Snohomish River Valley and with an alluring view
of the Cascade Mountains. At nine, she penned her first two
Hitchcockian mystery stories while sitting in an abandoned shack
next to the railroad tracks on the banks of a raging river.
Her first novel, Thunder Edge, is
a character-driven story set 1950s Port Townsend, which is nestled
between the Cascade and Olympic mountains and notorious for
its spectral figures darting about turn-of-the-century Victorian
homes and buildings. When she's not writing, Sandra enjoys painting
Sandra's personal website: To
be listed soon
Sue has lived for many years
at the Oregon coast. She collaborated with Nel Ward and Lee
Lynch on The Butch Cook Book and
most enjoys reading and writing mysteries. LPP
is publishing subsequent novels in the Loni Wagner Mystery Series
and re-issuing the first two, The Truck Comes on
Thursday and Bus Stop at the Last
Chance. Book 3 in the series, Taking
the Long Way Home, came out in July 2019. Next
up will be book 4, Running Through Fire, which
Sue is working on. A colorful book of writing thoughts and advice
entitled Nine Muses: Open the Door and Let Your
Muses In, came out in fall 2019.
Judy is a lifelong Minnesotan who has
always enjoyed reading and writing mysteries. She's an editor,
has published several short stories, and is a member of the
infamous Minnesota Minions. Black Friday,
the first novel in her planned series about a postal service
fraud investigator, came out in July 2019. She is at work on
the sequel which is called Silent Service.
Judy's personal website: Click
E.J. lives in the Portland Metro area
and loves cats, reading and writing, and making quilts. Her
first novel, a mystery about an amateur sleuth set in Oregon
and called In Harm's Way, came out
in June 2019. She's already at work on the second novel in the
Annie Velasquez series in addition to sheltering and rescuing
a half dozen cats or more at any given time.
E.J.'s personal website: Click
Lori grew up in Oregon, spent
26 years in Minnesota, and has been back to Portland for over
a decade now. She writes two crime fiction series, romances,
dramatic general fiction, historical fiction, short stories,
articles about writing and creativity, and loves to edit anthologies.
Her next books are an adventure/romance novel, Adventures
Unlimited, and a romance/drama, Strays,
one of which she hopes to finish soon for 2020
publication so she can get back to the Gun Series.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Deni has
carried on an ambitious writing practice for many years. She's
not invisible, but she keeps a low profile due to her day job,
and she loves jaunty hats. Her mainstream boxing mysteries are
published via Silver Leaf Books. Her quirky mystery novel, Murder
by the Sea, made its appearance in January 2020.
She's working on another mystery now.
Deni's personal website: Click
Linda lives just outside Portland,
Oregon, and is a big fan of reading and writing crime fiction.
She's a world traveler and camping enthusiast. She plays guitar
and ukulele and has produced concerts for local women's bands
like Motherlode for over three decades. Her first novel,
No Thru Road, was reissued by LPP in August
2017. She is working on the second book in that series.
Originally from Lower Austria, Edith
moved to the capital, Vienna, a few years ago. In her free time,
she loves to read, especially romance and crime fiction. In
2019 she started to host the Book Lover’s Companion podcast.
Her first novel Imperial Whites was self-published
in 2012 and will now be reprinted by LPP in both English and
German. She's working on her next novel now.
Edith's personal website: To
be listed soon
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