2017 Authors

J.R. Bale
 is the author of the political thriller, Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, an Amazon five-star bestseller as well as the upcoming science fiction novel, Cognition Chronicles: The Redstone Legacy.
J.R. is a New Providence resident.

You can visit J.R.’s website at www.jrbale.com.

Linda Barth is a local history enthusiast and author. Her books include The History of Inventing in New Jersey, Hidden New JerseyBridgetender’s Boy and other New Jersey-related books.

You can visit Linda’s website at www.lindajbarth.com.


Mary Carlomagno is a bestselling author, organizer, speaker and spokesperson specializing in helping individuals and groups embrace simplicity in everyday life. Her books include: Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less and Live More, and Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life. Her newest book is a novel: Best Friend for Hire.

You can visit her website at http://www.orderperiod.com


Michael Stephen Daigle
is the author of  the Frank Nagler mysteries series, which includes, The Weight of Living, The Swamps of Jersey and A Game Called Dead.

You can visit Michael’s website at www.michaelstephendaigle.com.


Reyna Favis is a charity writer, donating half her earnings to 501(c)(3) organizations. She is the author of Soul Search and Soul Scent, supernatural thrillers set in the search and rescue world. Reyna holds a Ph.D. in biology and exerts her power as mistress of the dark arts of introversion through her blog, Introvert Broadcasting Network. When not writing, she responds to callouts as a canine handler for the Search and Rescue Teams of Warren County. You can visit Reyna’s website at www.reynafavis.com.


Kerry Gans
 is the author of The Witch of Zal, a steampunk re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz for the middle grade market.

You can visit Kerry’s website at www.kerrygans.com.


Kristina Garlick
 in a prolific author. Her books include Arcadia: The Wayward Hero and Sinners & Saints: A Patriot’s Manifesto. Her most recent book, Almost a Fairy Tale, just launched.

You can visit Kristina’s website at www.kristinagarlick.com.

Laura Kaighn is children’s author and storyteller. Laura writes both children’s books and science fiction. She also runs programs under Lady Hawke Storytelling & Writer’s Services

Visit Laura’s website at www.ladyhawkestorytelling.com


Brian McKinley, author of the supernatural thrillers, Ancient Blood, Bite Club and Drawing Dead, as well as Chermasu and Monsters of the Order Saga.

Visit Brian’s website at www.brianmckinleyauthor.com



Bob Mayers
is a Revolutionary War historian and author of historical non-fiction books, including The Forgotten Revolution, The War Man and Searching for Yankee Doodle.

Visit Bob’s website at www.revolutionarydetective.com.


Joe Medler
is the author of Notes from a Developing Dad. In this book, Medler reflects on being a father to two young boys, documenting the transformations, the stumbles, and the minor successes of such an endeavor. You can visit Joe’s blog at developingdad.com. Joe is a New Providence resident.

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Bill Powers
 is former pharmaceutical researcher and the author of the suspense thrillers, The Pharm House and The Torch is Passed.

You can visit Bill’s website at www.billpowersauthor.com


New Providence resident Linda Raedisch is best known for her book The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year (Llewellyn 2013).  In July 2017 she made her fiction debut with the fantasy novella The Princess in the Mound: A Visitor’s Guide to Alvenholm Castle.

She invites readers and aspiring writers to contact her via her Facebook page, “Linda Raedisch.”