Literary Fiction: Lonnie Whitaker
I’m a lawyer and have undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri. My non-business writing began a dozen or so years ago when I sold a magazine story. Since then I’ve taken numerous writing classes and workshops, attended conferences, and participated in writing organizations. As a summary reminder of what I’ve learned, my business card has a quotation from Mark Twain: “When you catch an adjective, kill it.”
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Western: David Lee Kirkland
Careers have included welfare work (in the South Bronx!), teaching high school, banking, real estate development, commercial mortgage banking, and the development and operation of assisted living facilities. The day job? Senior housing and assisted living.
(From his own website: http://www.davidleekirkland.com/
Mysteries, Thrillers, and Short Story Collections: Delois McGrew
Delois McGrew has worked as an editor since the mid-80s when she co-edited the anthologies, Word Weavers, Volumes I, II, III, and IV. She continued to edit for friends and fellow writers on an informal basis, while editing or co-editing several anthologies, including Echoes of the Ozarks, Voices, and Skipping Stones.
During the ensuing years, she’s taken writing classes, attended conferences and workshops, and studied creative writing at Mendocino College (where she earned her degree) and Sonoma State University in California and at the University of Arkansas with Ellen Gilchrist.
Mainstream Fiction: Chris Simpkin (WriteRight.LLC)
Chris Simpkin has a B.S. degree in business from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and over fifty years of business experience in profit and non-profit organizations. She’s worked with educators, mental health professionals, human sexuality researchers Dr. William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, attorneys, and business personnel. During these years she’s written all kinds of material (though limited to non-fiction!).