Cascade of Authors

Cascade of Authors is from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Miller Room at the West River Branch on Saturday, November 4th. Refreshments will be served.
M.T. Bass M.T. Bass
Book: Murder by Munchausen
Email: mtb@owl-works.com
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M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of five novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’ and Murder by Munchausen. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

Melissa Sasina Melissa Sasina
Book: Falls the Shadow (Chronicles of Midgard #1)
Email: mmsasina@gmail.com
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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she’s always been a traveler in her own fantasy worlds. Her love for writing began in her childhood and never let up, leading to the creation of several short stories. Inspired by the words of her High School English teacher, she decided to pursue her passion for the magical as an adult and has since published two series, The Priestess Trilogy and The Chronicles of Midgard, with a third very soon to be released. When not writing, Melissa enjoys video and tabletop gaming, drawing, and procrastinating on the internet.

Marilyn Thornton Schraff Marilyn Thornton Schraff
Book: Appalachian Childhood
Email: mschraff@roadrunner.com
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Marilyn grew up in the Appalachian region of rural, southern Ohio where she developed an interest in God, art, and nature. At the age of 14, her family moved to the county seat of Ironton. She graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University with a MEd and continued her post graduate education at Ohio State. She has authored five non-fiction books and her watercolor paintings have been exhibited on five continents. The author enjoys her two daughters, three granddaughters, studying the Bible, travel, genealogy, swimming, and serving others with her eight-pound therapy dog, Fifi.

La'Shawn Garcia La'Shaun Garcia
Book: Ella: Who Am I?
Email: Lagarcia5@yahoo.com
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La'Shaun Garcia, Ed.S., has a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and has been an educator for over ten years. She loves children and has always wanted to find a way to educate them while having fun. La'Shaun moved around a lot growing up and had the opportunity to meet many diverse people. She finally married and now resides in Ohio with her husband and energetic, beautiful two-year-old son.

Don Abbott Don Abbott
Book: The Snarky Gardener's Veggie Growing Guide: Create Organic Abundance by Embracing Your Garden’s Wild Side
Email: thesnarkygardener@gmail.com
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Don Abbott (aka The Snarky Gardener) is a gardener, blogger, author, educator, speaker, reluctant activist, and permaculture practitioner from Kent Ohio. Professionally he’s a software developer but spends his spare time producing food at Snarky Acres, his rented .91 acre urban farm. His blog – thesnarkygardener.com – assists others with growing food in Northeastern Ohio and beyond. Don is the author of “Book: The Snarky Gardener's Veggie Growing Guide: Create Organic Abundance by Embracing Your Garden’s Wild Side“. He is also the founder of the Kent Ohio chapter of Food Not Lawns. In Spring 2015, he received his Permaculture Design Certification from Cleveland Ohio based Green Triangle.

Kelly Croasmun Kelly Croasmun
Book: Crazy Deadly Beautiful Love
Email: asheebeans@yahoo.com
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Kelly Croasmun got her Laboratory Science degree in 2001 and has been testing things that gross people out ever since. She writes YA as well as women's fiction, and loves books so much she actually caught her bed on fire as a child trying to sneak in a few more pages after bedtime. When Kelly isn't writing books, she's reading them...or creating some crafty thing like artisan soap or jewelry.

M. L. Wulff M. L. Wulff
Book: Resolution: Bad Star
Email: M.baldauf89@outlook.com
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M. L. Wulff is a Science Fiction/Drama Author and Playwright. Wulff is a lifelong resident Lorain County Ohio and currently lives in his birth city of Elyria with his wife and daughter. After years of education dedicated to creative writing, theatre, and journalism, Wulff independently published his debut stage play and novel in 2015.

Mary Frances Fisher Mary Frances Fisher
Book: Paradox Forged in Blood
Email: fransingle@wowway.com
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Paradox Forged in Blood, a murder mystery, was published through Cambron Press in August 2016. With Germaine Moody and writer contributions from over 100 countries, she co-authored her first published work in 2013, 50 Seeds of Greatness (www.50seedsofgreatness.com). Her additional writing includes five short stories published by Transcendent Publishing and she wrote a screenplay based on her short story "Mercy's Legacy." She is currently working on a companion novel, Growing Up O’Malley. She is a commercial print model at ProModel and Talent and a legal nurse consultant. Upcoming events: Panel of Authors in December/January at Euclid-Lyndhurst Library; May Mystery Event at North Olmsted library.