She’s not responsible for the sometimes more sordid elements of my writing, but she taught me everything practical about becoming an author, from marking scene breaks to writing a query. A guru: I’d bronze her, but you don’t want to offend someone who kills people for a living. All hail, Kate Collins. http://katecollinsbooks.com/
You know Neal, right? If you don’t, you soon will. Neal Litherland is a writer’s writer who tolerates insanely long Facebook chats (and arguments) with me. He’s also insanely talented, writing compelling short stories, Steampunk–heck, everything he writes in compelling–you won’t want to miss it. Find and friend him at http://www.goodreads.com/Neal_Litherland.
Fellow Hoosier mom Jen Tucker is one of the funniest people I know. She’s also author of The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out. (And no, those are not my legs on the cover of that book.) Check out her fun and always interesting work at http://princesswithapen.com/.