I am starting to develop a list of interviews of Nevada authors who have been published. The page and information will surely change as information and interviews are collected. I hope you enjoy. Authors include:
Non-fiction: Rene Averett
Children: Ryan Shea (pending update)
Young Adult: Jacci Turner, Carol Purroy (pending update), and Francie Forsythe (pending update)
Romantic Mystery: MaryAnn Kemper (relocated from Nevada; pending update)
Dark Fantasy: Leanna Folconer
Alphabetical listing of authors by their last name:
Rene Averett, author
Genre: Cooking, Technical, moving into fiction
Rene Averett blogs regularly on her Skinny Girl Bistro site where she shares information about low carb foods, living a low carb lifestyle, and many recipes. She has published three low carb cookbooks. She moseyed west from El Paso, Texas a good many years ago. After living in the fast lane in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, she settled in Reno, Nevada in 1977. A technical writer for most of her career, she now pursues her passion for creative writing as an author and e-book publisher under Pynhavyn Press. She is a member of the Fiction Writers Group and the High Sierra Writers.
She loves the view of both the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Virginia City Foothills from her house in South Reno that she shares with her long time companion, a dog, and four cats. She attempts a bit of gardening, loves to read, and writes fantasy and paranormal mystery novels under Lillian I Wolfe.
Member of HSW and Fiction Writers
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy author L.F. Falconer delivers riveting adventures, keeping her readers on the edge of their seats while gently fusing make-believe with real-life experience. A member of High Sierra Writers, and Churchill Arts Council, her publishing credits include: six novels of dark fantasy; one collection of macabre short stories; publication in Weirdbook Magazine and Weeping Cherry International Review. Her novel, The Vagabond’s Son placed as Finalist in Epic Fantasy in Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and she has earned numerous small awards in both the USA and the UK.
A wife, mother, and grandmother, she resides in her home state of Nevada where she enjoys challenging Mother Nature in gardening duels, and exploring the roads less traveled.
Member of HSW
Carol Petersen Purroy/Francie Forsythe
Carol Petersen Purroy, author
Genre: How-to, Historical Fiction
Francie Forsythe, author
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Genre: young adult and middle grade fiction
Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada’s high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
Jacci loves chocolate, babies, and coffee with friends. She’s worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don’t fit too tightly.
Jacci’s YA book, Cracker, just received a Red Ribbon Award from The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Her book, Bending Willow, about Riley and Mia in search of a father who doesn’t know they exist, has been on Amazon’s top 100 Middle Grade Action/Adventure list since it came out and represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. in 2013. Bending Willow is the first book in The Finding Home Series. In addition to sharing her stories about Riley and Mia, Jacci is the author The Cage, another Amazon best-selling young adult novel and the first book in The Birthright series.
Member of HSW