Christian Author: Aaron M. Zook, Jr.
Aaron, an award-winning Christian author, enjoys writing great stories for his readers and fan base. His major focus is his Thunder and Lightning book series in which two teen boys and their talented canine sidekicks race headlong into adventure, mystery and intrigue.
Aaron is a full-time writer, serves on the praise and worship team at Summit Heights Fellowship, and serves as a volunteer for Officers’ Christian Fellowship. He is a certified Speaker, Personality Trainer, Praise and Worship Leader, and a retired U.S. Army Colonel. Aaron has been married to his wife, Joyce, for more than 40 years. They live in Holly Lake Ranch, TX, and have two married sons and four grandchildren.
Children's Author: Mari Mancussi
Mari is a former Emmy award winning TV producer and author of more than two dozen sci-fi/fantasy books for kids, teens and adults including Gamer Girl, the Scorched series, The Blood Coven Vampires, and her newest series, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, published by Disney Books.
Her bestselling series have been chosen as featured selections in the Scholastic Book Fairs and clubs and have been selected by the American Library Association as “Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers” and “Popular Paperbacks.” In addition to writing, Mari is an avid cosplayer, horror aficionado, and MMORPG gamer. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and their young daughter.
YA / Young Adult Author: P.J. Hoover
P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn't work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. started creating worlds of her own.
She's the award-winning author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who's stuck in middle school, and Solstice, a super-hot twist on the Hades/Persephone myth. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing Kung Fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek.