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Born in New York City in the Mantle/Berra/Ford Era, Joe grew up bouncing from quiet hamlet to quiet hamlet in the surrounding suburbs during his formative years. In 1972, he enrolled in college at The State University of New York @ Oswego. Joe has degrees in Communications and Computer Science, and during their 40+ years of marriage to his wife, Joe has held down several jobs. He has worked at a local radio station in production and promotions, an elementary school, where he mentored at-risk children in reading and is now a freelancer because it is easy to put on a resume without getting too many stares. He designs websites and graphics for people with and without money, is the webmaster at the First United Methodist Church of Fulton, New York, and has published several books in his spare time.
Rick grew up reading great science fiction by the masters, such as Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, and others. And all along, he wanted to write his own stories. But raising a family and pursuing his career as an engineer at a major aerospace company took a higher priority. Now, finally, he has written the book the younger Rick would have wanted to read: Star Riders, about a reluctant hero who finds himself in a bewildering, distant alien community. And there are more stories to write!
DOREEN K. ALSEN
Doreen Alsen started writing in 1995. She loves to write contemporary romantic comedy! Doreen is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Central New York Romance Writers, and the Southern Tier Authors of Romance. Her first book, MIKE’S BEST BET was released on March 26, 2010, and her second, WHAT IAN WANTS, was released on June 24, 2010. CHARMING DAVE, the third book in her At the End Zone series, is now available at http://www.amazon.com. The fourth book in the series, A TASTE OF HOPE, about two chefs looking for love in all the wrong places! Tied to At the End Zone series are WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU and WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, both part of The Wild Rose Press’ Lobster Cove series. Check out her website http://www.doreenalsen.com for more info on her books, book signings and musings about being a romance writer!
Every summer, Doreen writes the scripts for the very successful CSMA teen musical theater program, Star Search, and serves as its musical director. A sample of her musical titles includes CSI:Macbeth, Titanic A La Disney, Harry Potter and the Enchanted A Q-tip, and Twilight, the Musical.
Doreen teaches singing at the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca, NY. She’s been an active member of the CSMA faculty since 1985. She has sung featured roles for the Ithaca Opera, the Cabot Street Light Opera (Providence, RI) and the Rhode Island Gilbert and Sullivan Society. While living in Trier, Germany, Doreen taught American musical theater at the Universität Trier, as well as giving a series of lectures and recitals on the connections between American composers and poets. Her romance loving heart left the opera, as she didn’t like all the dead bodies piled up at the end of a performance.
As the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for the Women’s Chorale of Corning, Doreen is devoted to the cause of excellence in performance of the rich and varied catalog of treble choral literature.
Doreen loves to cook and food plays a big part in all her books. She is also a long term believer in life long learning, so she’s taken up the harp and is enjoying the journey very much! She also teaches Water Aerobics at Island Health and Fitness in Ithaca, NY.
The discovery of the library in her elementary school years began her lifelong love affair with books. A lifelong resident of Central New York, Patricia lives with her husband, two college-attending sons, and Zeus, their 100-pound Lab mix, AKA “No, No Bad Dog.” When not working in her garden enjoying my roses, she can be found writing furiously in a notebook or madly typing away because that next new book idea has popped into her head. Her first print book, CATCHING A COW
BOY’S EYE, was published in November 2016. The second book of the Falling SEALs e-book series, published July 2015, COMMENCE FALLING…IN LOVE, was awarded the 2016 BiblioBoard One of the Top Read Romance in a SELF-e category.
Member since 2016
Romance Writers of America
Member since 2016
Central New York Romance Writers
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Ron is a life long resident of upstate New York and has been intrigued all his life about other lands and the people who live there. Influenced at a young age by Tolkien and later on by Marion Zimmer Bradley and finally Kristin Hannah, he found his niche in creating stories of human drama played on a canvas of far away places such as Nepal and Brazil, among other locations. Much of his writing is based on personal experience as he has traveled extensively to the places where his novels have taken place.
When people ask him what his genre is, he says they’re a hi-brid of Adventure, Literary, Women’s fiction with a touch of Romance thrown in. Overall, he’s most interested in exploring the depths of human emotions and the choices people make when confronted with life’s challenges.
A founding member of the Syracuse Writer’s Roundtable and an active member of the Central New York Romance Writers, he is a visiting adjunct teacher at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse. When he’s not writing, he runs a creative and copy editing service from home.
Teodora Buzea was born in Hollywood, Florida in 2000. She started writing The Meeting of the Waters when she was 11. She enjoys traveling all over the United States and in other countries, and is dedicated to learning about different cultures and customs. Teodora is an advocate for diversity, and for treating others with dignity and respect; these core values are the foundation of her book. She now lives in upstate New York. She is also a Scholastics 2017 Art Gold Key Award winner.
Christie Casciano Burns is a television news anchor in Syracuse, New York.
Christie is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has been an award winning reporter and anchor for WSYR-TV since 1986. She also provides morning newsupdates for the popular B104.7 country radio station. Schools have praised her presentation called Read, Write and Assist, as she shares her passion for writing and encourages the value of teamwork. Her sister, Rose Mary Moziak, The Puck Hog’s illustrator,also joins her in the classroom for hands on art demonstrations. Christie is now scheduling appearances for next school year. You can follow Christie throughout the hockey season on her Syracuse Hockey Mom’s Network, and become a fan on The Puck Hog Facebook Fan page.
Adam Cornell was born in Binghamton, NY in 1977. He worked in advertising, radio and design positions throughout his career. His first novel, The Catskills, was published in 2012. He has since published two additional books and is currently working on his fourth novel. Adam resides in Watertown, NY with his wife and three children.
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Mystery romance writer Diane Culver spent the first 21 years of her life living and working for the rich and famous in the Hamptons. After spending over 30 years as a mathematics teacher in Central New York, she retired and is living her dream of writing. A voracious reader, she also loves to travel. London is her favorite place to be.
Pamela Daniell was born and raised in Little Falls, New York. After graduation she moved to Long Island with her high school sweetheart and they were married shortly after. They soon added three biological children and adopted two through the foster care system to complete their family.
As a child Pamela loved books, and with the urging of her grade school teacher to Keep on writing has been writing ever since. Even with her crazy work and family schedule she finds the time to bring her stories to life so others can enjoy them.
NICHOLAS T. DAVIS
Nicholas T. Davis was born in 1962 in Sodus, NY and has lived most of his life in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Bryant and Stratton College in 2001 and received an associate degree in Paralegal studies. He worked in a psychiatric hospital for 26 years as a cleaner, and has been married to his current wife for 15 years, and has a daughter from a previous marriage. His science fiction series consists of Dimension Lapse, Dimension Lapse II: Return to Doomsday, Dimension Lapse III: Dimensional Breakdown, and Journey to Aldron, the first book of the Aldron series. He also has two children’s books entitled Tobias Meets A Friend, Wacky Wild Tales, and a fantasy series entitled Bargo Lynden: Adventure of A Lifetime, and Bargo Lynden: Wizards and Warlocks.
Lindsay is a former fine arts and psychology student at Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College.
Holly Gaskin was born in Seattle, WA and grew up on Long Island, NY. Since 2001, she has resided in upstate NY.
She inherited her love of books from her mother, who taught her to read when she was three years old. Pretty soon I was devouring every book in sight, again and again! She began writing poetry in second grade, long short stories in fourth grade, and songs shortly thereafter.
Her first book, A Little Company, was published by Outskirts Press in 2007. It is a horror/ suspense, fictional work. Tricked, published in 2009, is a Young Adult Thriller. Her next book, Finding My Father: A Search For the Truth in the Face of Alzheimer’s, came out in 2011.
Her favorite authors are, in no particular order, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allan Poe, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Besides writing, she enjoys music, cats and helping others. She has worked in radio for about twenty-five years.
Please visit her website.
In March of 2003, Bob brought his writing efforts to the web with his own site, In My Backpack. (www.inmybackpack.com) Over the years, the site has included general interest essays, sports and travel material, and has captured the flavors-of-the-day in an on-going journal entry segment. He has conducted hundreds of interviews, many of which have appeared on his site. Considering himself “a writer with a camera” hasn’t stopped him from creating a sizeable portfolio.
DAVID CLAIRE JENNINGS
David Claire Jennings is a historical fiction writer and historian. For several years he wrote political opinion essays and non-fiction articles about concerns he had for the modern era. He studied history at Columbia College. His recent books follow the Civil War and the perils and strife of slavery.
Erin Kelly is a special needs teacher for the Syracuse School District and writes in horror her spare time. She has a Master’s degree in teaching from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Her moonlight werewolf series consists of Tainted Moonlight and Captured Moonlight.
Sean Kirst is a longtime Upstate journalist, writer, and storyteller who spent nearly 25 years as a columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard. Winner of the 2008 Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, Kirst is also the author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays, and co-author of Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd. He lives in Syracuse with his wife, Nora, and their three children.
Wesley Lowe has been writing since his early twenties. His first book is a fantasy novel entitled: “The Griffin’s Gauntlet.” After numerous rejections from mainstream publishing houses and a short stint in self-publishing, his work was picked up by Helm Publishing, a small independent publisher. His second, third, and fouth book are entitled “The Coven Initiates”, “The Royal Quests”, and “The Wiccan Path” which continues the adventures of the characters in “The Griffin’s Gauntlet” and is book one and two of the Necromancer Wars fantasy series. His most recent book is “The Oracular Gambit,” which is his fifth book.
These books make up the fantasy series entitled: “The Necromancer Wars,” which feature witches as persecuted heroes rather than of wicked villains. Wesley Lowe is currently at work on his sixth book.
Like his character, Frank Rozzani, Don was born in Syracuse, New York to first generation Italian American parents. Some of his favorite authors are Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Hugh Howey. His favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.
Don started writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the ‘glamorous’ world of corporate life. He uses writing as a therapeutic outlet to combat his homesickness.
His first published book,Frankly Speaking, rose to the top of the Amazon charts. It was the first in a series of books focused on the character, Frank Rozzani, a Florida private detective. The series is a throwback to the days of pulp detective novels with a tip of the hat to Jim Rockford from the 70’s television show, The Rockford Files. He’s also released a collection of short stories calledRandom Tales that is available for your Kindle or in paperback.He moved to Jacksonville, Florida 22 years ago where he currently lives with his wife, daughter, and three dogs.
Paul Mitura is a self-published author and officer with over 30 years of military service. Mitura is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and Air War College. He has written 2 books; The Best Worst Tank and the Ship That Wasn’t” is a collection of interesting and historic military topics, and Wounded Knee; The Bridge too Far.
SHANNON RAE NOBLE
Shannon Rae Noble was born on September 18, 1969 in Cortland, New York. After her parents’ separation, she lived with her mother, who relocated often, moving from town to town throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Mountains, including Utica, Lake George, Moreau, Indian Lake, and Schroon Lake. Shannon has spent the past two decades writing new chapters in her life and smoothing out and polishing the rough edges of her impoverished past. She has educational background in law, writing and editing, office processes and business management, and real estate. Her occupational experience includes writing, sales, machine operation in production environments, and in office administration, which includes four years in the circulation department of Cornell Alumni Magazine.
Though Shannon has been writing since she was 10 years old, she started compiling her poems in 1996 and wrote her first short story as an adult around the year 2000. Since then, she has written and had published over 160 pieces, including a variety of local non-fiction articles, poetry, opinion pieces, and short stories, both online and in print. Her most recent works include her first short story collection, Volume I of the three-book Uneasy Series, Blood and Bone: A Smattering of Unease, released in e-book form on January 1, 2016 and also available in print. Shannon is now working on Volume II of the Uneasy Series, The Shady Side: Shortcut to Uneasy Street.
LISA CHRISTIANO NOTAR
Lisa has been writing for the past 30 years. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York College at Oswego and has had several articles published in regional and national publications. She has spent part of the last 16 years substitute teaching grades K-12. Lisa has had a lot of experience teaching children of all ages.
Lou Paduano is the author of the Greystone series of urban fantasy thrillers following the paranormal adventures of Detective Greg Loren and Soriya Greystone. He is hard at work on a new conspiracy thriller series called The D.S.A. coming soon.
He lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife and two daughters. Sign up for his e-mail list for free content as well as updates on future releases.
MEGAN J. PARKER
Megan J. Parker lives in upstate New York and is normally found lounging in the writing office with her husband and fellow author, Nathan Squiers.
Since the debut of her first novel, Scarlet Night, Megan J. Parker has gained international recognition and has been a bestseller in paranormal romance and dark fantasy. Her first novel, Scarlet Night, also was a runner up for 2013’s Best New Series Award on the blog, Paranormal Craving. In 2016, she became a USA Today bestselling author and since then, has been on the list three times.
On her down time, she likes reading and designing new logos and videos. Her passion for telling stories is portrayed in all her work and when there’s a story to tell, you can be sure she’ll tell it to its full extent. She is finally fulfilling her dream of owning a design company along with her literary career at EmCat Designs.
W. K. Pomeroy has published many stories, including for all volumes of Adirondack Mysteries and Other Mountain Tales, Sweet Dreams and Night Terrors, Gears of Brass, Under a Brass Moon, Cast No Shadows, Darkscapes, The Call/Welcome To The Dance, and Maximus Shock. As a third generation writer and the grandson of famous sexologist Wardell B. Pomeroy, he writes in genres as diverse as Horror, Science Fiction and Romance. He served 6 terms as President of the Utica Writers Club, was chairperson and judge of many contests, and always attempts to support the art of writing.
A Francophile at age 11, Carol Pouliot dreamed of getting her passport and going to Paris. After obtaining her MA in French at Stony Brook University, she headed to France for her first teaching job. She taught French and Spanish for over 30 years in Upstate New York. She also founded and operated an agency that provided translations in over 24 languages. Carol is the author of The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery series, which includes Doorway to Murder (Book 1) and Threshold of Deceit (Book 2). When not working on her series, Carol can be found reaching for her passport and packing a suitcase for her next adventure. Find Carol at
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JOAN CECILIA ROGERS
Inspired by her son with Down’s Syndrome’s death, she wrote a memoir about dealing with special needs children. It is her first attempt as an author.
SUSAN DERYCH RUBIN
Susan Derych Rubin is a graduate from SUNY Oswego , where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate work and is presently enjoying life as a retired Postmaster.
Sue currently resides with her family on a small farm in upstate New York, with numerous rescue cats and dogs, as well as chickens and horses. Sue was privileged to love her dream dog, a black Newfoundland dog she named T’Bear (THE ADOREd bear) for many years. Although he never was, nor aspired to be a “maildog”, he provided inspiration for Sue’s first book, Theodore. Diana *BunnyKissd* Bukowski has been blending her love of art with her love for animals since early childhood through drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Whether drawing an intricately detailed illustration, creating fanciful works in watercolors or polymer clay, or capturing a moment of spontaneous playfulness in a photo, her goal is to find the magic and express it in a way that others can see too. Diana illustrated Sue Derych Rubin’s book, Theodore.
Nathan Squiers (“The Literary Dark Emperor” and the author formally known as “Prince”) is a resident of Upstate New York. Living with his loving wife & fellow author, Megan J. Parker, two incredibly demanding demon-cats, and fur-baby husky who answers to the name of “Virgil,” Nathan leapfrogs between being a total nerd, a wannabe body builder, and a borderline recluse. When not immersed in his writing or sweating buckets at the gym, he often escapes reality through movie marathons, comics, anime, and gnarly tunes. While out-and-about, The Literary Dark Emperor can be found in the chair of a piercing studio/tattoo parlor, at the movies, or simply loving life with friends & loved ones.
Wendi Starusnak leads a full life in the small town of Phoenix, New York with her husband, three of their eight children, and their dog. Whenever she gets the chance, Wendi enjoys writing the darker stuff and hopes to break the silence about abuse through her work.
STAN WILCZEK JR.
Stan Wilczek Jr. is the author of four novels; The Kept Secret, The Soma Man, Death’s Revenge, and Last Witness. Stan graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and received an MBA from Syracuse University. He is also a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He spent thirty years in the nuclear and utility industry and is currently an Assistant Professor of Business and Management at Keuka College. He is also a consultant to the nuclear industry. A lifelong resident of central New York, he currently lives there and is working on his next book.
MARTIN WILLITTS JR.
Martin Willitts Jr won the 2012 Big River Poetry Review’s William K. Hathaway Award ; 2013 Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest; 2013 “Trees” Poetry Contest; 2014 Broadsided award; 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest; and, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015, Editor’s Choice.
He has over 20 chapbooks including “Van Gogh’s Sunflowers for Cezanne” (Finishing Line Press, 2010), “Secrets No One Wants To Talk About” (Dos Madres Press, 2011), “Playing The Pauses In The Absence Of Stars” (Main Street Rag, 2012), “City Of Tents” (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2014), and “Late All Night Sessions with Charlie “the Bird” Parker and the Members of Birdland, in Take-Three” (A Kind Of a Hurricane Press, 2015).
He has 9 full-length books including “The Heart Knows, Simply, What It Needs: Poems based on Emily Dickinson, her life and poetry” (Aldrich Press, 2012), National Ecological Award winner for “Searching for What You Cannot See” (Hiraeth Press, 2013), “Irises, the Lightning Conductor For Van Gogh’s Illness” (Aldrich Press, 2014), and “God Is Not Amused with What You Are Doing in Her Name” (Aldrich Press, 2015).
Martin Willitts Jr forthcoming poetry books include “How to Be Silent” (FutureCycle Press, 2016), and “Dylan Thomas and the Writer’s Shed” (FutureCycle Press, 2017).
Marlow York is the author of Blood of Fire, her debut novel which began as a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) project in 2015 and was self-published in 2018. She was born in the rural Adirondack region of northern New York, and got her B.A. in creative writing at SUNY Potsdam. She currently lives in San Diego with her fiance and their dog, Hogan.