WELCOME TO THE REGIONAL WRITERS SECTION.
The Review/Selection Process for selecting our 2020 Regional Writers is under way! As we select our Regional Writers we will add their photos with their brief biographies below along with book covers and plot summaries of the books they submitted for review.
Though the Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2020, the Regional Writer and Featured Author book sales will be held one day only on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00am-4:30pm. Book sales will be located in the Fellowship Hall on the bottom floor of The Dahlonega Baptist Church (234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, GA 30533). Festival attendees are invited and encouraged to come visit the Regional Writers and FoxTale Book Shoppe during the Festival where they can peruse and purchase the interesting, informative, and entertaining books of our 2020 Regional Writers and Featured Authors and actually meet the authors! The Regional Writers will be at tables selling their books and FoxTale Book Shoppe will be handling the book sales for the Featured Authors.
Authors interested in applying to participate as a Regional Writer in the 2020 Festival should contact Mr. Ken Smoke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our goal is to fill our Regional Writer quota by November 30, 2019, so please don’t delay contacting Mr. Smoke.
The genres of books that are considered for selection in the Regional Writers section include the following: Fiction (mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, regional fiction, etc), non-fiction (history, biographies, and memoirs), poetry, travel, the arts, cookbooks, juvenile fiction/non-fiction, and young adult fiction/non-fiction.
Also, check out our Featured Authors lineup under our Featured Authors heading to view pictures and brief biographies of our Featured Authors and their book covers and plot summaries.
Regional Writer Biographies and Books
After trying her hand at several different careers, Stephanie Baldi decided to pursue her dream of writing a novel. Stephanie grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gerritsen Beach. Her love of writing began with Saturday trips with her mother to the small local library where children would gather to hear a story read by the local Librarian. After the story ended, Stephanie would pick out a book to take home and read. Throughout her teen and young adult years, Stephanie’s desire to someday pen a novel of her own always simmered in the background. But it was not until years later after a career in Patient Accounting and a stint as a Licensed Realtor that her dreams of becoming a writer flourished with a move to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. It was there that her first novel, Redemption was conceived. But family trials and tribulations forced her to abandon the manuscript for a time until her move to Georgia to be closer to her family. Determined to finish her manuscript, she settled in and after countless hours sitting at her computer, Redemption was finally completed. Drawn to thriller and suspense novels, Stephanie is dedicated to giving her reader’s fast-paced, high stakes, page-turning stories that
keep you on the edge of your seat and are full of surprising twists. She resides at her lake home in Villa Rica, Georgia with her husband and two cats. When not found pounding her keyboard into all hours of the night, Stephanie enjoys swimming, travel, and games of Mexican Train with her besties in her community and fellowship with the Carrollton Writer’s Guild of which she is a member. She is delighted to have been nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for Redemption. Stephanie’s second novel, Retribution is the thrilling sequel to Redemption. You can find her online at . Or follow her on Facebook and Twitter at sbauthor7.
Redemption By Stephanie Baldi, Nominated for Georgia Author of the Year!
Murder is the catalyst pushing Carrie Overton headlong into the arms of the hitman sent to kill her.
Determined to escape her alcoholic and drug-addicted mother and distance herself from the memory of the son she lost, Carrie leaves home with Travis Montgomery, a man twenty years her senior who harbours shocking secrets connected to her past.
After Travis forces her to help him steal two million dollars from a drug lord, leaving two people dead, Carrie decides to add a third victim to her list, and Travis is left lying on the floor.
Eager to start over, she takes the stolen money and travels to the small mountain town of Laurel, Pennsylvania. Carrie lies about her past and relaxes into her new life. Before long, Carrie's lies are piling up, and her crimes are about to catch up to her.
Nicholas D'Angelo is known as a ghost, a contract killer for one of the biggest drug lords in Miami. His assignment is simple. Find the people, who stole the two million dollars, recover the money and eliminate them.
With a hitman on her trail, Carrie is forced to make a choice. Trust the hitman who vows to disobey his orders and protect her. Or stay in Laurel and face the drug lord determined to end her life. Either one might kill her.