Janica York Carter has 25+ years of editing experience. She has provided editorial services for a national weekly news magazine, monthly national and regional special interest magazines, craft books, role playing games, and university publications in addition to fiction works. While she enjoys most genres, her favorites include young reader and young adult fiction, particularly fantasy/science fiction and dystopian settings.

Mari Lumpkin Barnes writes for children under the pen name of Mari Lumpkin and for adults as ML Barnes. She earned degrees, a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in Communications & Training, from Governors State University in Illinois. Mari owns Flying Turtle Publishing, has nearly 40 years of editorial experience and has spent many years working with experts in child development, creating and implementing children’s literacy programs. She lives with The World’s Greatest Husband and a temperamental garden in Hammond, Indiana.


Bree Jones works with authors, artists and entrepreneurs to help identify and clarify goals, assist in developing the strategies that define individual visions for small businesses. Bree offers insight and practical  advice, creating unique and imaginative concepts to grow, promote and market your business, empowering you to create the business of YOUR dreams.

Bree has been in the arena of education and Training and Development for over 20 years.,  She has worked in marketing and finance with various Fortune 500 companies. Bree graduated from Governors State University with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Bree has always had a passion for the arts, especially music spent 20 years as a studio singer. She now directs her energy and insights toward the promotion, support and enrichment of other artistic entrepreneurs. 

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