Members

Darrell Bartell

Actor, playwright, short story writer, US Army Veteran, future radio broadcaster and cancer survivor, Darrell completed his M.A. degree in Drama at Texas Women’s University and MA in English from Southern New Hampshire University. 

Plays “When the Echos Whisper My Name,” and “The First One-Hundred Days,”  received awards in the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Inc. playwright contest. Publications include an anthology of short stories, Ten-Five :Your Going Home, Marine!  and Barry and the Vampire. 

Debbie Gillette

FWW-Fiction, Poetry, Memoir & More:
     Blood on Tap
     A Rich Legacy
Weatherford Democrat:
     Living a Rich Life

Doug Penny

A native Arkansawer, moved to Texas, retired several times, Published works via writing.com, in addition to blogging in recreational traveling and musing on personal blog. A supernatural/thriller/romance novel is in re-writes. Hobbies: paleontology, golf, genealogy and visting Texas festivals with wife Lisa and three children. 

Emily Williams

Emily Williams is the author of Restless Soul, her novel set in the UK. She wrote a monthly column for Episcopal Life national newspaper. Publishing credits include articles in the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Signature newspaper. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Sharing Liberty Connection and Travel Magazines as well as several Christian anthologies. 

Jeanne Bennett

Hidden Treasures: The History & Technique of Fore-edge Painting, 2012. Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards Competition, 2016: Well-written, clear and lucid.
Short Stories including, Mr. Robinson and His Friends in Her Texas: Story, Image and Song, Wings Press, 2016.
Research, introduction and facsimile edition, Joesph Newsom’s Artistic Buildings and Homes of Los Angeles.
Many articles written as editor of Granbury Showcase Magazine.

Jerome "Jerry" Gladysz

Jerry Gladysz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and later with an EMBA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
During the Vietnam war, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Air Medal with 24 oak-leaf clusters for his services as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).
In March 1993, he published his first book, SKI TAOS STYLE. It presents the approach to better skiing, taught by Taos Ski Valley, recognized as the best ski school in the nation by SKI Magazine. In August 2002, he published the sequel, T.A.O.S. The Art Of Skiing.

Keith Dale

Keith Dale has a Bachelor’s Degree in Buisness Technology and Associates in Enviromental, Health and Science. Adventures in his spare time produced many stories, some real, others fictional. Only the fictional have been published and they include: I.C.I.E., Angel Battles and three books titled The Times of Sarah McAllen.

Marilyn Gilbert Komechak

Getting Yourself Together (Self Help)
Morals and Manners for the Millennium
Paisano Pete: Snake Killer Bird (Juvenile)
Tales From the Bumpity Road (Children’s Story Collection)
Deborah Sampson: The Girl Who Went to War (Historical Novel)
Signs of Life (Short Story Collection)
Painted Poems: Interior Scapes (Art Speaking to Art) 
Life Songs: poetry and lyrics by Marilyn Gilbert Komechak, Blackbead Books, Fort Worth, Texas, 2017. 

Nancy Craig

The Liar’s Legacy tells the story of a narcissistic habitual liar who has destroyed her relationships with everyone she’s ever known. When her professional life falls apart, she has no where to turn for help. Can she rebuild her life and find peace and self respect? It’s a road filled with dangerous curves and unexpected surprises.
Nancy Boo series: Birthdays, Bicycles and Braids, Tadpoles, Picnics and Field Goals, Babysitting, Lifeguards and Yard Sales and Movin’. (Children’s)

Nigel Blackwell

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Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious.
He has collaborated with New York Times best selling author Diane Capri on the Jess Kimball Thrillers. Alone, he authored Paris Love Match, and projects for publication in 2020 include verse and novellas with a supernatural twist.
After driving trains, crashing single seat race cars, and traveling much of the world, he now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to coyotes howl at night.

For more information visit Nigel at www.nigelblackwell.com.

Olyve Hallmark Abbott

Olyve graduated from S.M.U. and studied voice at Juilliard School of Music. She has enjoyed a career in opera, television and on stage.

Her work has appeared in several anthologies, and her extensive list of published books include

Ghosts in the Graveyard: Texas Cemetery Tales
A Ghost in the Guest Room: Haunted Texas Inns, B&B’s And Hotels
Texas Ghosts: Galveston, Houston & Vicinity
Lone Star Ghosts

TV-Live—or Dead (Novel)
Allie McCrae and the West Point Half-Blood (Epic Western)
Come Sundown: The Life and Letters of a Frontier Woman (Non-Fiction)

Olyve is currently working on Gone With the Windmills (non-fiction). For the past nine years she has enjoyed writing monthly articles for Overton Life, a Fort Worth magazine, a tradition she intends to continue!

Raymon D. Fullerton III

A native of Corpus Christi, my formative years included learning ranch life on my maternal grandfather’s spread in South Texas. After a spectacularly unsuccessful attempt at being a “college boy,” I joined the Coast Guard to grow up. Mother and dad were deliriously happy. A few years later I earned a bachelor’s degree and put its theory against the real world of mass communications in New York City while working in the USCG Newsroom. I wrote speeches, supervised in-house publications, prepped senior officers for press conferences and represented the Coast Guard during global, maritime expos.
My folks encouraged me to express myself through writing. Observational humor and the human condition have been, are and will continue to be appealing as I move ahead.
Currently, am a first-grade co-teacher at Rivertree Academy in Como, an underserved neighborhood in Fort Worth.

Roger Latham

Roger Latham, born under a Pisces moon, is awash with poetic rhyme, mystical musings kissed with pastels of kinky romance. The delicious decadence of love’s caress adds zest to every word. He brings quill to page, scribing poems, short stories, essays, memoirs and one play, to share with the world his deepest yearnings. Roger is a raconteur issuing his literary offspring with total abandon. He’s enjoyed an entertaining existence, to some, worth the read.

Sean Strange

Sean Strange published his first novel, Cross, in April 2015 and is currently working on a second story for the Scott-Green series. He has served for 20 years as an English teacher at Fort Worth’s North Side High School.

Steven R. Southard

A former submariner and engineer, author Steven R. Southard has had short stories published in over fifteen anthologies, including Not Far from Roswell, Quoth the Raven, and Re-Launch, as well as the alternate history series What Man Hath Wrought. He writes tales of science fiction, steampunk, and fantasy. 

Explore Steve’s website at www.stevenrsouthard.com.