Rose Marie Machario is the creator and hostess of Dream Big. A show all about real people who are making their dreams come true.  
When Rose is not inspiring others to follow their dreams, she is a nationally and internationally published pinup model, and a blossoming actress having worked in several featured, or principal roles.  She has been seen in various television shows such as Ozark, The Originals, Nashville, Homicide Hunter, Killer Couples, Murder Chose Me, Murder Comes to Town, Snapped, #Murder, Justice by Any Means, Notorious, Fatal Attraction, Murder Mystery, Murder Decoded, and American Nightmare.  Her movie credits include Tag, Super Fly, The Road Less Traveled, and The Last Movie Star. 
Rose is also a published author of her debut fantasy novel, The Amulet of Elements. She also writes in the romance, and horror genres, and her column called Dream Big. 

In her spare time she enjoys a daily routine of yoga, loves to cook, and cuddling up with her fur-babies while watching her favorite television shows, and movies.

Gayvin Powers

I work in the Information Technology industry in both technical and managerial ​roles. I started out in programming after securing my degree from the University of Evansville. My roles along the years have been primarily technical ones with computer systems. Along the way I found I loved to write and my creativity with Role Playing games from my youth and on up into my older years have given me a lot of material ideas for books that I know you'll enjoy.
I love writing Space Opera because the characters are what matters.

Nick Braker

Leonardo Ramirez

Keith Robinson writes magical fantasy fiction for children and middle-grade readers, although his books are suitable for all ages.
The ISLAND OF FOG series features a young group of shapeshifters in a world of dragons, centaurs, mermaids, and other creatures from myth and legend, while the SLEEP WRITER books are pure sci-fi adventure fun with wormholes and portals, aliens and UFOs, robots and gadgets, weird and exotic monsters from space, and oh yes, a spot of time travel as well.

Also the author of QUINCY'S CURSE, and co-author of FRACTURED with Brian Clopper.


I’m the author of “The Adventure of Iona Fay series,” (5 Stars on Amazon), award-winning writer, screenwriter, writer of 60+ magazine articles, coach of 2,000+ students and founder of Soul Sisters Write.

In Be the King or Queen of Character Creation, we’ll have fun discovering new ways to invent and flesh out characters for your stories and role playing. Participants will also be sorted into Game of Thrones houses based upon their writing styles and find out which skills participants gravitate towards. Gayvin and writing creatives will be on hand to help assist participants with writing and development.

Jim Hodgson is a bestselling author. He likes his wife, bikes, cars, and the outdoors. He is an Ironman finisher, an ultramarathon finisher, and has climbed two of the world’s tallest mountains.

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Kenyon Henry

Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a passion for inspiring others to love, in spite of circumstance and convenience. He is a multiple award-winning authors of New and Young Adult novels. His calling to pen a young adult, Scifi series that is smart, witty, and thought-provoking, has challenged readers to answer the question: What would you choose, love, or irrevocable duty? This sparked his exhilarating, yet sometimes terrifying journey down the road of writing that spawned over fifteen titles that span over nine years. PROTOSTAR is the first book in The Star-Crossed Saga Trilogy, with books Supernova and Solstice rounding out eh saga. Braxton has since written Steel Reign: Flight of The Starship Concord, the Bounty Hunter story which marks as the segway to a larger Hard Core Scifi series he is currently working on which he describes as Game of Thrones in space. Braxton lives in Atlanta, GA, and is the CEO of Cosby Media Productions. He has a blog where he discusses everything from health and entertainment, to spirituality and relationships.

Gil Hough

Keith robinson

Braxton Cosby

Elizabeth Kidder is an author and artist, working in both fields for over a decade. Her previous works include ColorBlind, a young adult retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and the short story “NightMares” from the alternate history anthology Beyond Steampunk. Her next short story, “The Last Invader,” will be published later this year in the conspiracy anthology Fake News. In addition to currently working as an art teacher, she co-hosts the podcast Married to the Idea with her husband, where they talk about movies, TV shows, books, and more. She lives in Tennessee with her two cats and a collection of books that is constantly outgrowing its shelf space.

You can view her work at :

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Elizabeth kidder

Con Nooga It's Your Con!

Candace Blevins

Rose Marie Machario

Award-winning author Ellie Raine is a voracious BookWyrm when it comes to epic adventures, detailed world-building, and thrilling battles. Fueled by coffee-bean concoctions brewed by the finest caffeine alchemists in the land, she only emerges from the depths of these daring tales when she is summoned by her loving king and their darling daughter: the Dragon Princess Felicity.

    Her works include the Hard Fantasy Epic series, The NecroSeam Chronicles (Willow of Ashes (Edition I: 2016/ Edition II: 2018), Orbs of Azure (2018), Pearl of Emerald (2018), Phoenix of Scarlet (2019), Princess of Shadow and Dream (2019)) and the paranormal-noir novella entitled Nightingale (published with Pro Se Productions in 2018).

     She's a lover of ravens and a dreamer of dragons, but above all else, she is a scribe to the stories that guide her.Type your paragraph here.

Ellie Raine

Leonardo Ramirez writes books for readers of all ages, including children’s steampunk and young adult fantasy.

From his humble beginnings in Bronx, New York, he’s bootstrapped his way into the hearts of his audience—young and old alike. This is truly a man who understands that life is for the living and he helps every one of his readers live life to the fullest through the wonderful adventures of his written words! His heart and motive have always been for people who are hurting. These can be kids who have had to suffer through child abuse or neglect or an absent parent which can be equally torturous as was the case in the popular Steampunk Kids Series, The Jupiter Chronicles. It can also be young girls who have suffered an assault like Haven did in Haven of Dante. Those are the kids and adults he wants to speak to because he’s been there.

His parents were divorced when Leonardo turned ten years old and what followed after was a tumultuous life filled with hardship that included poverty, abuse and homelessness.

But there is hope. And Leonardo Ramirez shares that hope through his body of work.

Author Gil Hough likes to tell stories, including his action-filled epic fantasy series The Order of the Lion and his very fun and gory supernatural thriller series The Throne of Hearts. In the last few years, he has also been working on narrating his books into audiobooks. Which is a whole new skill set that has been fun to learn. His books can be found on pretty much any e-commerce site. You can learn more about Gil and his books at his website

Jim Hodgson

Kenyon Henry is the author of the young adult fantasy series, "Chronicles of Stephen." He has recently signed with JumpMaster Press™, where the series will continue. Kenyon is a native of Northwest Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Shaunna. 

Candace Blevins writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, and a kick-ass motorcycle club series. She’s published more than fifty books. Candace lives with her husband of twenty-two years and their two teenaged daughters. The family’s beloved, goofy, retired racing greyhounds are usually at her side as she writes, quietly keeping her company. Or sometimes not so quietly.
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