Sherry Burton Ways Sherry Burton Ways, an award winning Author, Speaker, Designer, Certiﬁed Design Psychology Coach, Certiﬁed Feng Shui Consultant, Certiﬁed Interior Color Consultant, Certiﬁed Interior Environment Coach, and Certiﬁed Color Therapist. Her mission is to use her creative gifts to inspire and educate people and organizations to create peaceful and productive interior environments. Sherry is the author of the award winning, Amazon Best Selling book, Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind and Spirit (2012). The book also was a winner of the "How-To" Category at the 2013 National Green Book Festival. Ways has also contributed to two other books: The Art & Science of Loving Yourself: 'Cause Your Business Should Complete You, Not Deplete You, edited by Margo DeGange and Simply Color for Everyday Living, edited by Diantha Harris. In June of 2017, Sherry Burton Ways released her follow-up to Feel Good Spaces, Landing On Your Feet And Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space through FriesenPress. In this book, Sherry shares her personal experience regarding major life transformations and the impact of small intentional choices. This book offers, simple, actionable rituals that will quickly make the reader feel at home in their new surroundings resulting in a major life transition. Her design work has appeared in several local and national media including The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, 2011 MD, DC, VA Portfolio of the 100 Top Designers by Home & Design Magazine, and Design Bureau Magazine's Special Edition: Inspiring Interiors: A Collection of the Best Interior Design Around the World. Ways has been quoted in Essence Magazine, Popsugar, Forbes.com, Rodale's Organic Life Magazine and have been interviewed on national and international blog talk radio shows, CBS Radio and WBAL (Baltimore) Channel 11. In 2016, Ms. Ways became a holistic design columnist for E- The Magazine for Female Executives for the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). Her website is www.sherryburtonways.com
Heather Elizabeth King is the author of dark fiction. She writes urban fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance. Heather has been a story teller for most of her life. Some of her favorite memories are of telling stories to her girlfriends at slumber parties when she was a pre-teen.
She is a graduate of the Writer’s Digest class, Focus on the Novel and has been a panelist at several writing conferences. She's also given presentations at various paranormal conventions.
Most days Heather can be found at her laptop working on her next book.
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For over 25 years, Gina Strauss has worked as a teacher and advisor in a variety of educational settings. Her advanced degrees in counseling and healing arts add a unique dimension to her teaching style and interaction with others. Gina believes that much can be learned from life's experiences and recognizes the wealth of insight that can be gleaned from small day-to-day moments. She has been capturing these moments in her blog found at www.ginastrauss.blog. In 2017, her oldest daughter's 13th birthday inspired her to craft her first book, Letters to My Teenage Daughter: We've Got You. This book has led her to explore further the rise of divine feminine energy on our planet. She will be leading an experiential discussion about this topic at the event.
After 20 years as district sales manager with a major cosmetic company, Sharon Lucas retired to live her passion as a book club founder, leader and consultant, blogger, literary event planner, and author. She is very passionate in her support of AA authors, who are traditionally under served by the publishing industry, and is the force behind The Black Authors & Readers Rock Conference, an annual networking event for black authors and readers.
Today TWWBF organizers Cardyn Brooks and H.L. Brooks had an interview with the wonderful Jade and Wilnona of And We Thought. Please click on the link and go check them out! They have so much great stuff happening, and you don't want to miss any of it. The "And I Thought" ladies have videos, podcasts, interviews, books, a conference. Seriously, they are a whirlwind of energy and creativity. AND ON TOP OF THAT we are excited to announce they will be AT The Write Women Book Fest! You can meet them yourself! Buy a book and stay for their performance. When the interview is up we'll be sure to share it with you.
IN OTHER NEWS
We have had a flood of requests to join the festival and we are sorting through them all. By the end of next week we should have an updated list of participating authors and vendors. And by the following week we will have a schedule of events. Things are shaping up nicely!
Peace, Love, and BOOKS!
J.P. Dallas considers herself a New Yorker by way of New Jersey, now living in Maryland. Her first novel is "Fade to Blacque" which was self-published in 2017. Dallas will have copies of her book, as well as other cool merchandise, available at The Write Women Book Fest for purchase.
Dallas started writing in her fifties. She was in a motorcycle club for many years, and loves to travel. She is a big fan of animals and all manner of British mysteries.
Marann Jones is a Christian author from South Central PA. She will be doing a reading from her biblically themed nonfiction book "Four Jewels in My Crown." She will be welcoming discussion regarding the joy of learning and the importance of motherhood as well as raising children to become well-rounded and competent adults. Jones is also a landscape consultant, adult educator, wife and mother. She has spent over twenty years home-educating her three children and tutoring many others. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Marann has lived in the United Kingdom and various states in the United States. She is excited to present her magnum opus: a book on the joys and struggles of home education aimed at helping and encouraging new and veteran home educating parents alike. Between speaking and teaching engagements, Marann enjoys cultivating her garden and spending time with her friends and family.
Esther T. Jones is a Middle Grade & Young Adult author from South Central PA who is excited to share her medieval adventure novel "Tedenbarr of Have Lath" with readers of all ages. Jones looks forward to signing copies of her book as well as handing out free crossword & word search puzzles and colouring sheets featuring illustrations from her novel. A voracious reader, Esther T. Jones has been writing stories in her head since she was five. She calls the United States her home, and when not writing can be found gardening, playing flute and piano, and designing costumes centered around her novels. At present, Jones is working on her second novel: Thorunn, an exciting new Young Adult Sci-fi work.
TWWBF is happy to announce that Sharon Burton will be providing a workshop! Once our schedule is set you can check our program so you don't miss Affirming the Creative Through Blackout Poetry.
Sharon J. Burton is an artist, art curator, writer, poet, podcaster and creative life advisor and Founder of Spark Your Creative based in Southern Maryland. She is a visual artist and has exhibited her art in galleries, art venues and other settings across the country since 2007. Sharon has curated a number of art exhibitions in the Washington, DC area since 2006 and has served as an art consultant for novice art collectors. Since 2016, she has focused on helping people in "creative recovery"...those looking to revive or jump start their creativity through workshops, her blog and as the host of The Spark Your Creative Podcast which features artists and other creatives who are using their unique talents to create more mindful communities and a safer world. She is also an emerging poet and is working on her first chap book. In addition to poetry, Sharon is currently writing her first book, Affirming the Creative, for creatives and people in creative recovery to help inspire them to pursue their artistic and creative dreams through affirmations and advice from writers, artists and creatives from across the country (due to be published in late 2019/early 2020). Learn more about her creativity coaching services at www.sparkyourcreative.com and her art/poetry at www.sjbcreativeart.com
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Join Jocelyn Broadwick, Highlandtown's reigning Mistress of Smut, for a special "Not Quite Mad Libs" edition of the "An Evening of Vintage Smut" reading series! Get those randy nouns, verbs, and adjectives ready for some oh so naughty fill-in-the-blank fun... Adults ONLY!
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