Mary Walker Baron:
Mary Walker Baron was born in the Arizona State Prison, where her grandfather, A. G. Walker, served as warden. She inherited his passion for social justice and social reform. As a licensed clinical social worker, Mary has devoted her clinical career to indigent, homeless, and severely mentally ill adults and children. Mary has written six screenplays and her articles have appeared in both local and national newspapers and magazines. She is an award-winning educator and a dynamic facilitator and speaker. But This Is Different is Mary’s second published novel. Her first, Contrary Creek, was written in partnership with her brother, Tom Walker. Although she has never lived on a remote island in the South Pacific, Mary has on more than one occasion proven to herself that any landing you can walk away from is, if not perfect, at least good enough. Visit Mary at www.marywalkerbaron.com
Carol Hoenig is president of her own publishing consultant firm and is the author of Without Grace and The Author’s Guide to Planning Book Events, as well as a contributor to numerous anthologies. She was awarded Best of Long Island Author 2012 by the Long Island Press and named Outstanding Advocate for the Arts by the Long Island Arts Council. Carol lives in a drafty old Colonial on Long Island with her rescue dog, Harpo. You may find out more about Carol at www.carolhoenig.com
Michaele Lockhart brings a diverse background to her writing: a passion for history, a fascination with human drama, and a love of literature. Her education combines early and secondary schools in Europe, in addition to college degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland. Embracing a variety of genres, her versatility extends from her favorite periods of history to contemporary social issues. She is a retired teacher and a talented nature and landscape photographer, often inserting elements of visual lyricism into her writing.