2022 Author Expo
Exhibiting Authors

Sophia Alexander

The social realism of Jane Austen meets the Southern Gothic of Flannery O’Connor” in Silk: Caroline’s Story by Sophia Alexander. It's 1899 in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where Caroline must choose between the town doctor and a good-natured farmer—all the while oblivious to a young sociopath who is not about to let this happen.
Lowcountry native Sophia Alexander writes character-driven historical fiction that grips readers' emotions and surprises them with unexpected twists. Her writing is inspired by historical fact, …

Pamela Bauer Mueller

Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon. She has worked as a flight attendant, commercial model and actress, English and Spanish teacher and a U.S. Customs officer. She now lives on Jekyll Island, Georgia with her husband Michael and their cat Morgan Maurice.

Pamela’s children and young adult books have awarded her the 2006/2008 and the 2009 Georgia Author of the Year titles, three Mom’s Choice and Children’s Choice gold medals, …

Deb Boelkes

Deb Boelkes is the award-winning author of The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture and Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring.

With 30 years of experience climbing the career ladder within male-dominated Fortune 150 technology firms, Deb knows firsthand the challenges women, in particular, can face in their efforts to reach the top. That’s why in 2009 she founded the leadership development firm Business World Rising—originally called Business …

Richard Ballo

Richard Ballo, MBA, is an award-winning author, widower, and national speaker on grief and bereavement. He has been a guest on radio, TV and personal appearances nationwide. He is a former Board member of Avow Hospice of Naples, FL, Board member of Florida Authors and Publishers Association, and Vice-President of the Florida Drowning Prevention Foundation. He loves the sound of children's laughter and writes children's book to hear that laughter and to educate kids about homes and people who …

Terri Bechtold

For Infinity and Beyond is the debut Children’s Book for author Terri Peel Bechtold. Terri has lived in Florida since before the age of one and considers herself a Floridian. A wife and mother of the daughters in For Infinity and Beyond, Terri always remembers and never forgets to be grateful for all the blessings that have bestowed upon her and her family. Terri enjoys spending time with her family and taking walks on the beach which …

Darryl Bollinger

Darryl Bollinger is the award-winning author of seven novels, all medical thrillers. He worked twenty-eight years in the health care industry and lives in the mountains of North Carolina.

For more information, visit www.DarrylBollinger.com

D.B. Barton

D.B. Barton is the award-winning author of The Singing Sleuth Mystery Series. When she's not dreaming of ingenious ways to do-away with disagreeable people, she visits exotic locales, bakes fattening goodies, and conducts writing workshops. D.B. is currently writing her eighth murder mystery, The Singing Sleuth Runs a B&B, which takes place in the cozy seaside town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. D.B was born in New York City and now resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband. Timothy Pavlenko, and …

Nancy Blanton

If you like historical fiction by Ken Follett, Philippa Gregory, Edward Rutherfurd, or Diana Gabaldon, you’ll want to add Nancy Blanton to your list. Blanton writes award-winning novels based in 17th century Ireland. Her latest and fourth novel, When Starlings Fly as One, tells the story of Ireland’s longest siege during the Great Rebellion of 1641. Taking place at Rathbarry Castle in County Cork, it is a hero’s journey set amid war, struggle, spirit, and survival—a story of two sides. …

B.J. Brooks

I now have five published books. My first book was Audrey's Window, (A fictiional story based on some of the facts I knew about my mother who died when I was 7 months old. I later wrote There's an Angel in the House and the sequel Adam's Choices and Unequally Yoked to AA (An Alcoholic, I have written two devotionals also. I'm married with three adult children, two step children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


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