Advisory Board


Tim MyersTim Myers

NY Times Bestselling Author

Tim Myers has been writing mysteries since 1992. He is the Agatha Award nominated author of over 30 novels with Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime, Penguin/NAL/Signet, St Martin’s Press/Minotaur, and Kensington. He is a New York Times bestselling author under one of his pseudonyms, and ten of his novels have been IMBA National Bestsellers, landing as high as #2. Tim has written under his own name, as well as Elizabeth Bright, Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, and others.

His first story, My Late Aunt Hattie, was an 800 word short-short that combined elements of comedy, mystery, and the supernatural. It was published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and went on to be included in The Haunted Hour anthology. The author has also had stories included in the Mystery Writers of America Anthology A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime, as well as the hardcover anthology Murder Most Crafty. He is also the author of over 80 short stories, and has been nominated three times for the Derringer Award for Excellence is short mystery fiction.

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Julie Ann DawsonJulieAnnDawson


Julie Ann Dawson is an author, editor, publisher, RPG designer, and advocate for writers who may occasionally require the services of someone with access to Force Lightning (and in case it was not obvious, a bit of a geek).

Her work has appeared in a variety of print and digital media, including such diverse publications as the New Jersey Review of Literature, Lucidity, Black Bough, Poetry Magazine, Gareth Blackmore’s Unusual Tales, Demonground, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others.

In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Bards and Sages. The company has gone from having two titles to over one hundred titles between their print and digital products.

In 2009, she launched the Bards and Sages Quarterly, a literary journal of speculative fiction. In 2012 and 2013, she served as a judge for the IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards.

Linda PratherLinda Prather


USA Today bestselling author Linda S. Prather has been writing mystery/suspense since 2006.  Her first book, The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery was published by Echelon Press. The Gifts won second place in the International Preditors and Editors best new mystery novel in 2006 and was nominated for The David Award. Since that time Linda has published three more novels including the prequel to The Gifts, Sacred Secrets, and the Catherine Mans Psychic Suspense novels. Linda is a member of International Thriller Writers.

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