David A. Godwin is an independent author of fantasy fiction, writing from his home in eastern Virginia. His richly detailed Guardian’s Prophecy series debuted in 2018 and has gone on to spend months in the Amazon top 20 for its category, including receiving multiple #1 New Release awards. He prefers to spend his time exploring made-up worlds filled with magical creatures and endless possibilities and is often observed in deep conversation with his imaginary friends.
Edwin Clarke Taylor Jr… Born in Williamsburg, Virginia, Taylor now lives in Mechanicville, Virginia. Retired after working 44 years, he enjoys reading, especially westerns, murder/mystery and history. In July 2015, he decided to start writing to enhance his enjoyment of retirement. He is currently writing a series called Geronimo O’Brian and has written three books, “REVENGE at FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT - GERONIMO, O’BRIAN” and “A YEAR - GERONIMO O’BRIAN,”
and “TIM’S SPIRIT - GERONIMO O’BRIAN”.
Wright, consultant, lecturer & wordsmith, specializes in eco biz, communications and environmental theories.
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An artist and writer, Paul has written three trilogies while continuing his painting career.
Emily Walls Ray writes about nature, gatherings, memoir, and the art of conversation. A native of Alabama, she lives in Richmond, Va., and is an Air Force veteran. She is retired as a teacher of English and creative writing. She writes a column for the Goochland Gazette, a weekly paper in Goochland, Virginia. The anthology Room for Poetry was written with other Richmond poets over a period of two years. Her story, “Kamsamnida,” about her experience in South Korea in the United States Air Force, was published in The Richmond Magazine as winner of a short story contest. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University, and a B.A. from The University of Alabama.
Denise LaJuan Peters writes historical and contemporary fantasy. At the insistence of the tanninim dragons she serves, she teaches all-things-not-science at school. But come late winter, she fights the Black Rot invaders that attack her beloved, but cursed, grapevines at home. Website: https://deniselajuanpeters.com
Liz Daughtrey grew up in the tiny town of Wakefield, VA, but has lived in Mechanicsville, VA for the last 40 years. A graduate from Longwood College, she has a 4.0 in several graduate classes taken at VCU for teacher recertification. She is a mother, grandmother, former teacher, summer recreation director, and office assistant. Now retired, she works part time with RMC Events, Inc. and as a temp in scanning /assembly at a local tax office for tax season. She has also managed the annual Hanover Book Festival since it began in 2006 working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.
She loves the beach, dancing, rock & roll oldies music, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Liz is a charter member and former secretary of Hanover Writers Club. She writes non-fiction and has been a contributing writer for one article published in a River City Magazine, has written newsletters for various clubs & organizations, and has had several recipes published in 2 local cookbooks. Since 2016 she has consistently won 2nd and or 3rd places in the Virginia State Fair Culinary Arts contests for her baked items. (Except 2020 when there was no fair). This has inspired her to start writing a cookbook of her “family famous” recipes to have as a legacy for her family. She is also working on her memoirs. Being in HWC helps keep her on track with these writing projects, encouraging her and helping her when needed.