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WRW can confirm that following this year’s In the Company of Writers retreat, the activity will continue with a post-retreat panel discussion at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. The event begins Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 1:30 PM, and will run 60-90 minutes.

WRW cannot deny that last year’s post-retreat panel discussion was spirited and lively, to the point that the group was officially “shushed” by the librarian.

WRW confirms that this year’s panel will discuss the publishing industry in general and the personal journeys of our panelists–author JT Bock, Entangled Publishing’s editorial assistant Taylor Reynolds, and author Meredith Bond.  Author Kelly Maher will moderate the panel.

Last year, after the official shushing, the discussion became so lively again that the group was thrown out of the library.  At least that’s the rumor.  WRW can neither confirm nor deny.  🙂

JT Bock
When J.T. Bock was a child, she wanted to be James Bond or Indiana  Jones or a vampire hunter or Wonder Woman. Whatever brought her the most action, adventure and romance while play acting on her  stage–otherwise known as her grandmother’s basement. Now J.T. has assembled her own team of action heroes, supernatural creatures and maniacal villains and set them on adventures far from her basement to exotic lands and alternate dimensions. From a secret location outside of Washington, DC, J.T. conjures these pulse-pounding tales to share with those kindred readers looking for an exciting escape.

Taylor Reynolds
Taylor Reynolds is an aspiring author and currently an editorial assistant for Kerri-Leigh Grady at Entangled Publishing. She started as an intern just over a year ago and received her promotion to assistant as one of the best birthday presents ever in October. Her duties include reviewing the slush pile submissions, sending revise and resubmit letters to authors, assisting with first, second and third pass edits, and final proofreads of books in the galley stage.

Meredith Bond
Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published historical paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart”, Meredith’s romance novels include her new Medieval New Adult series, the Children of Avalon, her Regency-set paranormal romances in the Storm series and traditional Regencies (without magic) in The Merry Men Quartet originally published with Kensington Publishers, of which two have been re-released and the other two will be coming out later this year. Meredith also teaches writing and publishing at Frederick Community College.

Kelly Maher
Kelly Maher writes erotic fiction and contemporary romance. Her most recent release is a short story in the “Best Erotic Romance 2014” anthology, edited by Kristina Wright. By focusing on increasing her writing output in the last year, she has written the equivalent of  three novels which she is in the process of whipping into publishing shape.