Catherine Ryan Howard is a writer and blogger from Ireland and is an extremely successful self-published author. Her first self-published book was a travel memoir titled Mousetrapped: A Year and a Bit in Orlando, Florida published in March 2010 when she failed to find a publisher. She has continued her success with four other self-published titles and has gone on to give advice and share her wisdom with thousands of others through her blog Catherine Caffeinated. Catherine’s blog is not only inspiring but it is also packed with useful and necessary information for all writers of many different genres. You can read more about Catherine, her books, and all of her writing endeavors on her blog.
Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well.
She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing
N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.
Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.