- The 2013 Heroines With Heart book tour includes nearly 100 stops and multiple authors who write books with amazing heroines as protagonists.The AuthorsDenise Grover SwankDenise is a single mom who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri raising five of her six kids. (The oldest has gone off to live on his own.) She loves to embarrass her children whether it be spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen or making her teens’ friends think she’s funny/cool. *gasp* (Even if its in her own mind.) On rare occasions, she is known to post stories about her crazy life on her family blog There’s Always Room for One More. She keeps her sanity by creating worlds to escape to and characters to hang out with.Denise's books include The Chosen trilogy (Chosen, Hunted, Sacrifice), the On the Other Side series (Here), and The Rose Gardner Mysteries (Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons). Karin Rita GastreichKARIN RITA GASTREICH was born near Kansas City, Missouri. After earning a PhD in Zoology at the University of Texas in Austin, she lived for ten years in Costa Rica. There she directed a study abroad program in tropical ecology and environmental policy for Duke University and the Organization for Tropical Studies. She recently returned to her home town and is now an Assistant Professor of Biology at Avila University. In addition to reading and writing, her past times include camping, hiking, music and flamenco dance. Karin's fantasy fiction publications include short stories in Zahir: A Journal of Speculative Fiction, Adventures for the Average Woman, 69 Flavors of Paranoia and A Visitor to Sandahl. She is a recipient of the Spring 2011 Andrews Forest Writer's Residency and was awarded an honorable mention in the Summer 2008 Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. In addition to the blog for Eolyn, she co-authors the blog Heroines of Fantasy with fantasy fiction authors Kim Vandervort and Terri-Lynee DeFino.N.R. WickN.R. Wick writes fiction for young adults and children. She loves all things magical, fantastical, and supernatural, especially if it's dark. N.R. Wick has her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and teaches adult education. She currently lives with her husband, Andrew, in the Kansas City area where they enjoy legendary KC BBQ on a regular basis.N.R. Wick is the author of the Dark Ascension series (Land of No Angels, Land of No Mortals, Land of No Demons) and several companion anthologies.The ModeratorMonica LeonelleMonica Leonelle is a young adult fiction writer living in the beautiful city of Chicago, where she spends much of her time looking at pretty lights and drinking a lot of merlot.She was first published in English and French in 2009 with her non-fiction book Social Pollination, about how companies can win at word-of-mouth and digital marketing using social media.Monica's fiction titles include the Waters Dark and Deep series (Waters Dark and Deep) and the Socialpunk trilogy (Socialpunk). She also writes fictional personal essays from the perspective of Maddy Raven in the Most Likely To Succeed series.The SponsorsIf you would like to become an event sponsor, please contact email@example.com to learn about the marketing opportunities we have.Want to Join the Tour?If you are an author and would like to be featured on the Heroines With Heart tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how!
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