Book Camp Presenters


Chris Marie Green is the author of the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series from Ace/Penguin Books.  As Christine Cody, she also wrote the supernatural post-apocalyptic Western Bloodlandstrilogy and she also writes romance as the RITA nominated Crystal Green.  Currently, she’s working on the Jensen Murphy: Ghost for Hire series for Roc and, as if that isn’t enough, she, Nancy Holder, and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom self-publish a digital urban fantasy anthology series under the brand “GothicScapes.”  When Chris isn’t knee-deep in creating fantasy worlds, she spends her time devouring all the pop culture available to her and avoiding international incidents while traveling.


Judy Duarte always knew there was a book inside her, but since English was her least favorite subject in school, she never considered herself a writer.  An avid reader who enjoys a happy ending, Judy couldn’t shake the dream of creating a book of her own.  That dream became a reality in 2002, when Harlequin released her first Special Edition.  Since then, more than forty of her books have hit the shelves.  A USA Today bestselling author and two-time Rita® finalist, Judy was awarded a two Maggies and a National Reader’s Choice Award for her heartwarming stories.

Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and also won the Romance Through the Ages Best Paranormal and Best First Book categories. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

Joining Chris Marie Green, Judy Duarte, and Lisa Kessler to help facilitate the plotting session at the wrap up of Book Camp will be (watch for additions to this list!)


Terry Irene Blain was lucky enough to grow up in a large Midwestern family with a rich oral tradition. So she naturally gravitated to the study of history completing a BA and MA in History and teaching History at the college level.  She’s been a member of the same critique group for years and as they each became published, their needs changed and the group evolved from weekly critiquing into a plotting group that has produced over 25 novels that sold.


Jill Limber has been writing for years. While creating stories she is kept company by three dogs, and occasionally a husband who has to be convinced that a trip to Home Depot is not the highlight of her day, nor does she want to go deep sea fishing. As a child she got in trouble for her tall tales. Now she gets paid for them.  Jill also is an acquiring Editor for Boroughs Publishing Group.


Award winning author Debra Mullins has been nominated for awards such as the Golden Heart, the RITA, the Holt Medallion and the National Reader’s Choice Award. After writing fourteen historical romances for Avon Books, Debra has ventured into new territory with her contemporary paranormal series for Tor about the descendants of the survivors of Atlantis. The first book, Prodigal Son, is due out in November 2013.


Linda Thomas-Sundstrom writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels and novellas for Kensington,Dorchester, Amazon Montlake, GothicScapes, and Harlequin Nocturne. She swears she has “paranormal” in her genes. Linda lives in the West, teaches at a university in her day gig, and more than anything loves to write.

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