Ontario, California

Writers on Route 66 Proudly Present


                                     July 21, 2013  Ontario, California

Speakers/Workshop Leaders

Sue Ann Jaffarian

Best-selling author of:

The Odelia Grey Mystery Series

The Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery Series
The Madison Rose Vampire Mystery Series

The Holidays from Hell Short Story Series

Like the character Odelia Grey, Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time, middle-aged, paralegal. She lives in Los Angeles with her beloved cats, B and Raffi.

 Pamela Samuels Young

Wife, Attorney, Bestselling Author of Legal Mysteries

Described by one reviewer as “John Grisham with a sister’s twist,” Pamela is the Essence best-selling author of five legal thrillers.

Pamela has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. Fed up with never seeing women or people of color depicted as savvy, hot shot attorneys in the legal thrillers she read, the Compton native decided to create her own characters.

Dodie Cross

Dodie is a free­lance writer and author of two memoirs:

 A Broad Abroad in Iran: An Expat’s Misadventures in the

land of Male Dominance
A Broad Abroad In Thai­land: An Expat’s Misadventures in
the Land of Smiles

Her arti­cles have appeared in The Desert Sun, the Seat­tle Post Intel­li­gencer, and as a guest colum­nist for the Lake Chelan Mir­ror in Wash­ing­ton State. Her essays have been pub­lished in the Mon­terey Bay Par­ents Mag­a­zine, the Uni­ver­sity of Texas Lit­er­ary Mag­a­zine, River Sedge and in Expat e-zines, Talesmag.com and Escapeartists.com.

Brenda Hill

Multi-media published in novels, magazines, and newspapers, Brenda Hill is an author, editor, and writing coach who specializes in the critical first chapter. She holds certificates from several national writing courses. Brainbench certified in Written English, she has edited for an indie publisher and belonged to an international critiquing group.


Her three suspense novels have been published, and her fourth is a paranorma. She has also published two books on writing, Writing Your Novel, a collection of publishing articles about the craft of writing, and Plot Your Way to Publication, a step-by-step method for building a successful storyline.

Check her website for tips on writing, editing, and grammar: www.brendahill.com

Millie Hinkle

After graduating with a Liberal Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she continued her education with a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing. She was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
She worked with Reverend Hezekiah Stewart at Watershed, Inc. a non-profit family crisis center as Program Manager for three years. There she learned how well families in need responded tonew information and ideas.

She went on to hospice work with Hospice Home Care, Inc. in a staff position as Volunteer Coordinator. She managed 50 to 75 volunteers and kept government-required records in her self-organized office. She was part of a team that incorporated a children’s hospice program, called Kaleidoscope Kids®. She received the J.C. Penney Volunteer of the Year award for her work.

Libby Grandy

Before becoming a freelance writer, Libby worked in the Dean of Students Office at Claremont McKenna College.  Previous to CMC, she was employed at General Dynamics in Educational Services, acting as liaison with state colleges and universities. She has worked as a consultant, conducting workshops on Behavior Modification and Stress Management.
Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Mature Living, Writers’ Journal and Woman's World and Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  She has published articles and short stories in several on-line magazines.  She writes book reviews and a weekly blog. Her  mystery, Desert Soliloquy, is now available on Amazon in both print and eBook.  The first book of her Women's Fiction trilogy, Promises to Keep, will be available in the Spring 2013 with the second and third books, Lydia and True Abundance, available in subsequent years.

RJ Publishing

"A writer uses what experience he or she has. It's the translating, though, that makes the difference,"

John Irving

An independent trade paperback publishing company dedicated to publishing writers with exceptional and interesting voices.

RJBC requires no fees from their authors, and they have a return policy.