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Cara Achterberg

Cara is the author of four novels and two memoirs. Her novel, Blind Turn, was a Reader’s Choice Silver Medal winner and the Maxy Awards Book of the Year. Her memoir, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs was a People magazine ‘people’s pick’ and featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show. Cara is the cofounder of Who Will Let the Dogs Out, a nonprofit initiative to raise awareness and resources for shelter dogs. Cara lives in Woodstock with her husband, three rescue dogs, and a rotating cast of foster dogs and cats. For more information visit

E. A. Coe 

E.A. Coe is F. Coe Sherrard, a former United States Naval aviator and career business executive. A graduate of Western Maryland College (now called McDaniel College), Coe is the award-winning author of three other novels: Full Count, The Road Not Taken, and The Other Side of Good. Married to Jean since 1971, Coe has three children and six grandchildren. He lives in Edinburg, Virginia.

Elizabeth H. Cottrell

Elizabeth’s circuitous career has taken her from published leprosy researcher to stay-at-home mother, to community activist and leader serving on community, nonprofit, and corporate boards, to ham radio operator, to freelance writer/editor and blogger at Above all, she is a connector and encourager whose expertise and passion for note writing is coming at just the right time to a world in which the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us we humans are hardwired for connection. When we’re forced to stay apart physically, what better way to connect than to write notes and letters? Elizabeth is the right person at the right time to teach us her secret NOTES formula that will help you find your own heartspoken voice and learn to harness this powerful tool for nurturing your most precious personal and professional relationships.

James Alan Davison 

After graduating from LSU, he became a television videographer/remote producer. He moved to Washington DC to begin working for the Federal Government in the late '80s and has worked in local, county, and federal law enforcement ever since. Author of the Trinity 3.11, I Am Lazarus, and Bottom Feeder.

DANA HAYWARD aka Mark Muse

MARK MUSE has researched and published original works in the area of chronic pain, psychopharmacology, and psychosomatic medicine.

DANA HAYWARD is Mark’s alter ego, who writes fiction, science fiction; as in “ENTROPY”.



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