Amy Impellizzeri, a self-described "reformed corporate litigator," is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction. Her latest novel, "I Know How This Ends," is a follow up to her bestselling debut, "Lemongrass Hope." Amy is past president of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at Ms-JD.org, recipient of Ms. JD’s Road Less Traveled Award, faculty member in Drexel University’s master's program in creative writing and a frequen invited speaker at legal conferences and writing workshop.
Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow and a former board member of the James River Writers. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives near Richmond, VA, with her husband and three children.
Kelly Simmons is a former journalist, advertising creative director and the author of six novels sold in a dozen countries: "Standing Still," "The Bird House," "One More Day," "The Fifth of July," "Where She Went" and "Not My Boy." She teaches in the Drexel University master's program, and is a member of WFWA, Tall Poppy Writers and The Liars Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping fledgling novelists.