A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Rachael Kelly has a PhD in Film Studies and a Dip NCFE in Journalism, and is currently working as a freelance writer and film critic. Rachael is represented by Leslie Owen of Leslie E Owen LLC.
Rachael's first love is fiction, and she has had a number of successes with her written work. Her novel, The Edge of Heaven, won the Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair Competition 2014, while her short story, Blumelena was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2012. Long Anna River won the Orange Northern Woman Short Story Award and was later featured in an anthology of short stories called The Barefoot Nuns of Barcelona, while The Night Sky In November, another short, was runner-up in the White Tower Publishing Short Story Competition. A poem, A Five Yard Odyssey, won The Battle of the Bards.
She writes science fiction as RB Kelly, and contemporary and non-fiction as Rachael Kelly. Mark Antony in Popular Culture is available now from I. B. Tauris, while Volumes 1 and 2 of Tales from the Perseus Arm are available on Amazon.
Andrew was born in San Diego, lived in Los Angeles in his youth, but has lived in Florida most of his life.
He is a Performing Arts writer for the Pensacola News Journal, and a writer for Smart Horizons Career Online Education.
Creative in many areas, he has served as Administrator for the Jazz Society of Pensacola, Assistant Director for the Arts Council of Northwest Florida, and coordinator for the Office of Personal Development at the University of West Florida.
His love of acting and singing was beneficial when he served on the board of directors for The Pensacola Children's Chorus and on the Advisory Board for the Historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre.
He is represented by Leslie E. Owen, LLC. His first book in a projected trilogy is titled "Unity" and the second addition to the trilogy is titled "Ghost Town."
R. B. KELLY
ANDREW R. METZGER
Dr. Emily Blackwood Baird is a Psychotherapist and Journalist from Northwest Florida. Now ninety-three and retired, she continues to share her expertise in counseling with those in need. Whether she was spear-heading a facility for abused women or traveling the world speaking about women's issues, Emily has devoted her life to helping others and serving the needs of her community and the world.
She is a seasoned columnist, sharing 10 years of counseling advice in a weekly newspaper column called "Psychology and You". Her first book "Through My Windshield" was published in 2009, and it chronicled the life of her daughter, Daren, who died in a tragic accident.
Her current book titled "I'm Not As Old As I Am" is a work in progress and is represented by Leslie E. Owen Agent, LLC. The nonfiction book is a collection of inspirational essays that share insights about living joyfully.
To learn more visit her website Timeless-Aging
DR. EMILY B. BAIRD