Lee Goldstein


Lee is the author of So Far, So Good! Lee lived with his injury for 70 years. Behind his success as a young man and adult was a loving, caring and supportive fmaily. Lee and his late wife Marilyn raised five adopted children. His widow Ellen was a rock, and made Lee's later years close to divine.


We lost Lee in the summer of 2017. He was wonderfully articulate, compassionate, and very funny. We'll miss him forever.

Piper Huguley


​Piper is the co-author of Oney--My Escape from Slavery.  Her book, A Treasure of Gold, was named by Romance Novels in Color as Best Book of 2015. She was named breakout author of the year by AAMBC. She is the author of Migrations of the Heart, a five-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th Century, featurning African American characters. Her new series, Born to Win Men will debut this winter.

Mike Farris

Mike is the author of A Death in the Islands ​and the upcoming Poor Innocent Lad and the upcoming Fifty Shades of Black and White. Both are true crime stories that take place in Hawaii, Mike's home away  from home. He is a retired commercial litigator and entertainment lawyer in Dallas, TX. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas and is on the faculty at the La Jolla Writers Conference. He is an award-winning screenwriter. Although he currently resides in the Dallas suberbs, Hawaii is his home away from home. Many of his mature novels are located in that beautiful location.  www.facebook.com/mike.farris

Cal is the author of the upcoming Decoy, an international thriller, featuring Kyle McBride and all of his minions. More to come.

Donna Eastman


Donna is the co-founder of SplinterFire. She is the author of Terwilliger's Tale, and co-author of See, I Can Do It!; The Reluctant Eagle, The Silent Lion, and Outrageous Kitty. She holds a B.S. from Simmons College School of Publication. She worked as a copywriter for Allyn and Bacon (Pearson Group), a managing editor at Little, Brown (now Hachett Book Group) and as an editor at McGraw-Hill. She has had 35 years experience in book and magazine publishing. She is the owner of Parkeast Literary Agency, a member of the National League of American Pen Women, and Who's Who in American Women. www.facebook.com/donna.eastman

Christine Raffini


Christine Raffini is the author of the trilogy, Daughters of Fire. She studied in Paris, France where she lived for five years, and in Perugia. She received a Ph.D from Penn State and taught French literature at the University of Miami.


A seasoned traveler interested in politics, wildlife and culture, she reveals her varied interests in her books, which give much information about the historical times of which she writes. 


SplinterFire tragically lost our darling Christine, gone much too soon. Her writing is marvelous, and readers of Daughters of Fire will be enthralled with her characters and their various escapades.

Brenda Stanley


Brenda is the author of The Color of Snow, Like Ravens in Winter, The Zucchini Houdini, That's a Lot of Crock, and Everyday Vegetarian and the upcoming The Treasure of Cedar Creek.She is retired from her job as news anchor at NBC affiliate station KPVI in Eastern Idaho. She has been recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation, The Hearst Journalism Awards, The Idaho Press Club, and the Society for Professional Journalists. She lives in Idaho with her husband. brendastanlybooks.net



Nancy is the author of The Triangle Stair. She has worn many hats: biologist, anatomy professor, illustrator, and volunteer in wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, and pet therapy. She has illustrated several biology laboratory manuals, and has sold her artwork on consignment and on line. She and her husband MIke and their dog Carl live in the Chicago area. The Triangle Stair is her first children's book.

Margaree King Mitchell


Margaree is the author of The People in the Park.  She was born in Holly Springs, MI and received her college degree from Brandeis University. She lives in Kansas City. She is the creator of the Everybody Has a Dream program, which empowers students in urban and rural areas to shoot for the stars with aspirations for their lives. The program inspires students to dream big and believe their dreams can come true. It also imparts significant life principles and nuggets of history. In 2002, Margaree was presented with the SCERUS award at the National Invitational Conference on Educational Research in the Urban South. In 2012, Margaree was honored for her commitment to children's literacy by Texas A & M University. margareekmitchell.com 





David W. Frank


David is the author of Vienna in Violet. He was educated at Harvard and Stanford. Though he lived

in Boston, David developed the arts and crafts that characterized his long-running career as a theatre person (actor, director, producer, amatuer musician and English teacher in New York's North Country).


SplinterFire lost our beloved David in the summer of 2017. His wonderful persona, sense of humor, an tongue-in-cheek writing style was surpassed by no other. He was a wonderful actor, singer and composer. He will be terribly missed.

AUTHOR BIOS

Gloria Koehler


Gloria is the author of  Scruffy Brown Shoes, co-author of See, I Can Do It!, The Reluctant Eagle, The Silent Lion, and Outrageous   Kitty. She is the co-founder of SplinterFire. She, with her husband, retired to Palm Coast, FL in 1985, after a 30-year span as a career woman. At last, she has time to satisfy her passion for writing children's books, as well as young adult stories. In the See books, Gloria brings forward the trials that children often face and deals with them in a humorous yet non-insulting way. When asked where she gets her ideas, Gloria replies, "They just pop into my head."

Lisa Begin-Kruysman


Lisa is the author of Dog's Best Friend. She is an established dog blogger and administrator for the official National Dog Week Facebook page. She is an award-winning author. She lives in Ocean County, New Jersey. www.lisabegin-kruysmanauthor.com/#!

Lee Arthur (Lee Edwards Benning)


Lee is the author of The Flying Filly. She is also is the author of Ah, Fudge, the sequel to Oh, Fudge. She is known to her friends as "The Fudge Lady." 


She is the author of twelve books. She lives in Ambler, PA with her assistant and husband, Arthur E. Benning Sr.

Christina Britton Conroy


Christina is the author of How to Have Fun with your Aging Parents. She is a professional actior, musician and singer. She is the founder and Executive Director of Music Gives Life, bringing muscial performing into the lives of senior citizens. 


A former senior center director, nursing home therapist, she brings unique insights into the joys and frustrations shared by geriatric patients and their caregivers. She lives in Greenwich Village, NYC with her husband. www.christinabrittonconroy.com. 

Marie Bartlett 


​Marie Bartlett is the author of Pearl, MD and Pearl, MD, The Way West. If you love women's fiction, you'll love these wonderful books. 


Marie was born in Melbourne, Australia. She spent most of her youth and adult life throughout Virginia and North Carolina, where her American father traveled for work. A member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), she began her writing career in newspapers, trade journals and national magazines. Today, she is the author of four non-fiction books, including one titled Gifts from Shane: A True Story of Love and Loss, forwarded by Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Hendersonville, NC and has two surviving sons, Brian and Brett. Travel writing is one of her newest passions.

Bob Bickford


Bob is the author of Caves in the Rain, Girls in Pink,A Song for Chloe,Hau Tree Green, and the upcoming The Violet Crab. When he was little, he haunted the library. He hunted for good stories, found himself lost in pages, and daydreamed about becoming a writer. When he grew older, real life got in the way and paychecks became more urgent than classes or degrees.


The dream was filed under "impossible things," and nearly forgotten. After years spent in various corners of the United States and Canada, he dusted off his imagination and became a writer-by-night. He hunts for good stories once again, this time the ones in his head. He still haunts the library. He lives in Canada. www.bobbickfordauthor.com

Diana Rubino


Diana is the author of the novel, Oney--My Escape from Slavery. Diana is the author of several historical and paranormal novels set in England and the U. S. She's a longtime member of Romance Writers of America, the Richard the Third Society and the Aaron Burr Association. She has written articles for Romantic Times and appeard on the Book Swap Cafe, shown nationwide on Comcast channels. Diana and her husband own an engineering business based in  Boston. www.dianarubino.com


​​Nancy Kett

G. W. Kennedy (Bill)


Bill is the author of Purpose Pitch and the upcoming Dead Arm.​ He received a B. A. in English from Rice University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his PhD in English, writing a dissertation on Dickens novels. He was an English professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. When he left academia to become a business writer, he was published (short stories) in several literary magazines, plus had various non-fiction articles published in the Chicago Tribune.


Purpose Pitch is the first in the Ben Barklee (English professor), mysteries. www.facebook.com/bill.kennedy


Cal Thomas

James Haberkorn


Jim is the author of Einstein's Trunk and A Thousand Suns. He was born in Brookyn, NY in 1951. When he was a teenager, his family moved to the West Coast, settling in San Francisco for a time before moving south into Silicon Valley. After attending college, he completed a church mission and spent six years in the marines. He found a home in the computer industry in 1978 and has worked there ever since. 


Jim has lived on three continents and done business in over 40 countries. Currently he lives in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife Kim. www.jimhaberkorn.com

Rich Johnson


Rich is the author of Rich Johnson's Guide to Wilderness Survival and Rich Johnson's Guide to Trailer Boat Sailing and the thrillers, Deadly Cargo and Code Name: Viper.He is one of America's best-known experts on wilderness survival and sailing. As an Army National Guard Special Forces veteran, he developed his outdoor skils further while iiving off the land for a year in the Utah backcountry with his wife Becky and two young children.


Rich has been a survival instructor, and he has appeared in survival videos. He is a regular columnist for Outdoor Life magazine and has published hundreds of ariticles on outdoor subjects.  www.facebook.com/rich.johnson

Sharon Pape


Sharon is the author of Magick and Mayhem and the upcoming That Olde White Magic and Magick Gone Amok. She started writing stories in first grade and never looked back. She studied French and Spanish literature in college and went on to teach both languages at the secondary level. 


She has shared her storytelling skills with thousands of fans. She lives with her husband on Long Island, NY, near her grown chidlren. She loves reading, writing, and providing day care for her grand-dogs. www.sharonpape.com

John Anthony Miller


John is the author of To Parts Unknown, In Satan's Shadow, All the King's Soldiers, and When Darkness Comes

Motivated by a love of travel and history, John's novels are set in exotic locations during eras of global conflict. He lives in South Jersey as a Nuclear Engineer. Although his profession dictates that most of his writing resides in a technical arena, fiction has always been his passion. He has been writing for years, and has worked one-on-one with an editor from Penguin, who was the instructor in a writing class he attended. www.johnanthonymiller.com