Simply Books Reader EventMeet the Authors
SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS JULY 15TH350 N. 1000 W. Tremonton, UT 84337
Look for signs for Simply Books.
Come hang out with some of your favorite authors July 15th from 10am-6pm. We’ll have activities, book signings, and some fun treats.
First 50 people who arrive will receive a swag bag.
By day, Britney M. Mills is the wife to a builder and mom to five, but by night, she turns into an author, writing romcom and fantasy.
A book lover, former college athlete, and Jane Austen fan, she crafts stories with the idea that anyone can find love.
When she’s not writing, she spends time playing games with her kids, or shuttling them to and from their activities, watching Sanditon and Murdock Mysteries, or dreaming of future characters while she folds a mountain of laundry.
Sheree Elaine is passionate about reading, specifically reading to children. So, naturally, her writing journey was sparked by the idea of a series of books that could be read aloud to her own children and enjoyed by parents and children around the world.
She’s a city girl who married a farm boy and together they have jumped from small town to small town for over 10 years.
Sheree finds time to write during nap time and bedtime, working around the schedules of her husband and four kids. She has a degree in Communications, over a decade of parenting experience, and a big black dog named Ren.
AMANDA P. JONES
When not reading or writing (which is rare), Amanda loves to travel, camp, spend time with family and friends, and eat chocolate chip cookies—or any other excuse she can come up with to avoid doing housework. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children.
Jill Burrell is an author of sweet, small-town romances full of faith, hope, and family.
She has always been an avid reader, and romance has always been her favorite genre. If she’s not writing or folding laundry her head is usually in a book.
When her father told her, “I’ve got a story I want you to write,” she didn’t think she’d ever actually do it. But after twenty years of being a stay-at-home mom with seven children, the idea of writing and publishing a book sounded less terrifying than entering the workforce again. Boy, was she wrong!
Find out more about Jill at www.jillburrell.com
Jo Ann Schneider
Jo Ann Schneider grew up in Utah and Colorado, and wonders how people who live in flat places can tell where they’re going. In her sixteenth year, Jo went with her family to Europe. This spawned a travel bug that will never be satisfied. One of Jo’s goals is to travel to all seven continents—five down, two to go.
Perhaps the most challenging thing Jo has ever done (besides write novels) was stick with her Shaolin Kempo classes long enough to earn her black belt. Persistence, not an overabundance of mad skill, is what got her there, and she just keeps going back for more. An intervention may be in order at some point.
Being a geek at heart, Jo has always been drawn to science fiction and fantasy. She writes both, and hopes to introduce readers into worlds that wow them and characters that they can cheer for.
Jo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her adorkable husband, Jon, who is very useful for science and computer information as well as getting items off of top shelves. By day she is a mechanical designer of disgustingly expensive hand-crafted steel lights, and by night she is a ninja. Woosh, woosh.
USA Today Bestselling Author and Kindle Amazon All-Star Lucy McConnell loves chocolate, Elvis, and Christmas.
She believes that clean romance books should keep you up past your bedtime, have strong female leads, and have happy endings.
With that in mind, she’s written over 100 novels full of fun and flirty characters who navigate the turbulent waters of romance with open hearts and creativity.
If you enjoy sweet romance stories with great kissing scenes, follow her at: www.authorlucymcconnell.com.
NELLIE K. NEVES
Nellie is a self-proclaimed country girl from Northern, California, USA. When she’s not writing or reading, she can typically be found baking up a new culinary delight in the kitchen, possibly barefoot while singing show tunes. Sometimes she’s even on key. She grew up around horses and other farm animals and enjoys long conversations with her chickens on her small ranch. Nellie loves kickboxing, dancing and jogging, and all of these tend to weasel into her writing one way or another. She was diagnosed with Mulitple Sclerosis in 2012 and vowed to leave no regrets. She’s a warrior and advocate for research into MS and other auto immune diseases. Nellie feels awareness is equally important. Most evenings are spent as a wife and mother, watching the sunset and dreaming of a character’s next adventure.
Visit her website: www.nellieknevesauthor.com
International Bestselling Author Niki Livingston writes tales of epic and dystopian fantasy worlds filled with magic, mysticism, and mystery.
When she’s not busy writing enchanting stories of diverse women rising in their power and strength, she spends her time walking her rescue puppy, quieting her mind with meditation and yoga, diving into the newest books of Veronica Roth and Anne Bishop, and binge-watching Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, and VWars.
A foster mom and police wife, Megan Kinney combines her experiences and love of writing in her debut novel. When she’s not behind a book or computer, she’s enjoying the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband and four daughters.
Maria Hoagland writes about hearts, homes, and happily ever afters. Known for her fun and flirty sweet romance and women’s fiction, Maria’s novels make great book club choices. She’s published over a dozen books including two Whitney Award finalists, and has no plans to stop writing any time soon.
When Maria is not working at her computer, she can be found combing used furniture stores or remodeling houses with her husband. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals at high volumes.
Connect with Maria on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest or check out her website at http://www.mariahoagland.com/.
Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.
Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.
ANNETTE K. LARSEN
I write sweet, clean romance. Why? Because that’s what I love to read, but over the years I’ve discovered it’s quite a challenge to find wholesome romance that’s also quality romance. I believe it’s a genre that many people are looking for and too few authors are writing. My first novel, Just Ella, took me many years to write because I wanted it to be more than just a cutesy love story. I wanted it to have depth, to feel genuine. Hopefully I succeeded, but you’ll have to be the judge.
I have Charlotte Bronte to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to sacrifice what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.
I was born in Utah, but grew up in Flagstaff Arizona and St. Louis Missouri, the fifth of seven children. I studied English and Theater in college. I now live in Idaho with my husband and five littles.
Ashley grew up near the mountains, where she dreamed of being a fantasy author from a very young age. Imagine how surprised she was when she fell in love with and began writing romantic comedies. When she’s not writing or wrangling her kids, she loves going on long-ish runs, avoiding the laundry, and drinking Dr. Pepper. She now lives in a small mountain town in Utah with her husband and four children.
Mishay England is a young adult, romance novelist. “The Host” is her debut novel, but you can expect to hear from her again since she is always coming up with new ideas. Her passion for writing novels began in eighth grade and has grown since then. When she isn’t writing, Mishay can be found hanging out with her dogs, listening to Taylor Swift, or buying blueberries from the local supermarket.
Grace J. Croy
Grace J. Croy loves books. By day she works as an intrepid librarian, seeking out information and planning community events. By night, (as well as early mornings and weekends), she writes sweet, swoony romances with guaranteed happy endings.
She lives with her two cats in a little house next to a little mountain where the snow piles high.
Visit Grace on her website at gracejcroy.com, or follow her on Instagram @authorgracejcroy.
LUCINA M. HUFF
Lucina M. Huff was born and raised in the stunning and diverse PNW city of Tacoma, WA. Since marrying her own handsome prince charming, she has lived in more places than she cares to count. She is a stay-at-home mom of two spunky girls. She had two dreams while growing up: to be a mother and to be an author. She is pleased to be living both her dreams. Her hobbies include (but are not limited to): crocheting, playing the piano, chainmaille jewelry making, and bingeing all the stories.
Kimberly grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and Wildwood, Missouri, the baby of seven children in a fun-loving and creative family. She got her first bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with a minor in Spanish at Utah State University, and returned for a second bachelor’s in Communicative Disorders. She loves ancient history, old stuff, and all things speech and language. She loves hiking in the woods and singing at the top of her lungs while doing the dishes, and hopes to someday become the old lady in the forest cottage who may or may not be a witch. She also loves to write.
Kimberly lives in Utah with her husband, Rob, their four lively kids, and two questionable cats.
Deb Goodman’s obsession with the written word started at age three, when she realized the old-timey newsprint wallpaper in her family’s bathroom had actual words on it. The only problem? By the time she learned to read a couple of years later, the wallpaper had been replaced with something else—boring, non-worded wallpaper—and to this day, she still doesn’t know what it said.
Now, she and her husband and four children live in Utah. They love sports, music, and doing slightly insulting, pretend voices for their little shorkie, Mavis.
Deb writes funny, small-town romance that you won’t need to shield your kids’ eyes from. Billionaires, friends-to-more, enemies-to-more, cowboys, fake relationships…there’s something for everyone here!
Writing lovey dovey books comes naturally to Deb since, to her, there’s nothing better than reading and writing about how two people fall in love.