After a long career in the corporate world, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. “I strive to create stories that contain complex characters and thought-provoking plots that challenge readers to survey their own values,” Osmund states. Florence’s “How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel” and website www.florenceosmund.com offer substantial advice for new and aspiring writers including how to begin the project, writing techniques, building an author platform, book promotion and more. Florence lives on a small, tranquil lake in northern Illinois where she continues to write novels.
Maya Rushing Walker is a writer of both historical and contemporary fiction. She works from her 1780s farmhouse in northern