2016 Published Authors Forum

Looking for inspiration to finally sit down write that novel, currently unpublished, or have writer’s block and need some motivation? You’re cordially invited to visit the Greater Fort Worth Writers Group on Sunday, March 13th from 2-4 for a special meeting, featuring many of our published authors. Each will take a few minutes to talk about their personal journeys, followed by a Q&A session.

We meet at the conference room at the Keller Police Department. Admission is FREE.


Now, introducing our participating authors!

C.A. Szarek


Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it’s a good story, she’ll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!

She’s a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!

She’s originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She’s happily married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

She works with kids when she’s not writing.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caszarek
Website: http://www.caszarek.com
Blog: http://www.caszarekwriter.blogspot.com
Twitter, Instagram: @caszarek



Chris A Crawford

CAC2016Chris is President of Greater Fort Worth Writers and a longtime veteran of the software industry and writes in his copious spare time. His first novel, THE TUNING STATION was released in 2015.

If you’re lucky enough to catch a rare appearance in the wild, approach with caution. He’s friendly but skittish, and doesn’t bite.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChrisACrawfordAuthor
Website: http://www.chrisacrawford.com
Twitter: @crawwriter



Kimberly Packard


Kimberly Packard began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Her first story about a forgotten, one-eyed teddy bear received rave reviews from her fourth grade teacher, and from there her love for the written word only grew. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 15 years.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberlypackardauthor/
Website: www.kimberlypackard.com
Twitter: @kimberlypackard



Susie Sheehey


Susan Sheehey writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Water plays a crucial element in all of her novels, and she’s a strong advocate for Autism Awareness. Susan lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and two sons. ~Escape in romance and suspense!



Vanessa Foster
vf_2016Vanessa Foster has considered herself a writer since the age of nine when she felt the need to hide in trees with a notebook or scrap of paper and write her thoughts and “make up poems”.

She is one of four daughters and grew up an Air Force “brat”; the family moving at least ten times before she graduated high school. For her next project, she hopes to work with her sisters, sharing stories from their childhood from each of their perspectives.

Vanessa was remarried in 2000 and lives in Fort Worth, TX with her loving husband and their energetic half-breed grand puppy, Hunter.




Joe Parr
Joe B. Parr is a North Texas based Mystery Suspense writer. He writes entertaining fiction with an undercurrent of social commentary. His books address provocative issues by introducing characters who provide multiple perspectives so that the reader is driven
to explore their own thoughts.As a native of the Fort Worth, TX area, his novels are crime dramas based in and around DFW. Residents of the area will enjoy the familiar sights and sounds. For others, he provides a virtual tour highlighting the area’s feel and diversity.His current releases, The Victim, Stolen Innocence and Unseen Carnage, are available in both paperback and ebook (Kindle) on Amazon.com.In The Victim, issues addressed include gangs, media stereotypes and the racial
tensions within the community. In Stolen Innocence, he highlights the growing issue of
Human Trafficking and its disproportional impact on immigrant and minority
communities. In Unseen Carnage, the societal impact of illegal drugs and the war on
drugs are interwoven in the story.
Facebook: Joe B. Parr
Twitter: @joebparr



Kenneth E. Ingle

keningle_2016June of 1996, I quit the professional world, having owned a company, president of another, executive VP of another to scratch a life long itch to write. Thanks to the determined efforts of the critiques, and dedicated friends, I’ve published eleven novels and working on four. Two of  the published works are adventure/suspense, eight science fiction and one mystery. In my life, I’ve experienced love, hate, violence, peace, failure, and success. This has given me a wealth of plots, ideas, and experiences from which to draw. I have three grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grand sons.

Twitter @kensbookfriends
FaceBook: keingle

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