Meet the LWR Community of Writers
Our members are experienced writers actively working on writing projects intended for publication or other distribution. With passion and grit. Your support enables these writers to produce more work and engage with readers. Whether you've donated because you're a big fan of one of our members, or committed to helping a diverse group of writers (or both!), thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
New York Times bestselling author of STRANGER THINGS: SUSPICIOUS MINDS, and other works for all ages. Coming up next are two romantic comedies: NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL. Twitter: @Gwenda
Cassie E. Brown
Fantasy & Speculative Fiction
Cassie E. Brown has written a fantasy novel and short stories. Her work explores what is ugly, beautiful, and true about rural places and fairy tales. Apart from writing, she is a clinical social worker and a tea aficionado. Cassie lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Contemporary Fantasy, Short Fiction
Nell is working on her third manuscript and eleventyish short story. Everything she writes ends up with at least one magical element and a dog, even if it didn't start out that way. She's paid to be a marketing specialist for a giant A/E company. Twitter: @NellKTC
Political opinion columnist. You can find Teri's work at the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Washington Post, and in dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She is currently working on a memoir about stepfamilies. Twitter: @teri_atthepaper
Michael is a lawyer and writer. He has published numerous legal articles. His political writing has appeared in The Hill, CounterPunch, and The Lexington Herald Leader, among other places. He is currently at work on a book about American Politics.
Morgan Eads writes true stories as a reporter by day, but also also loves fiction. She’s been part of a local writing group for six years and is closing in on finishing her first novel. Morgan earned a BS degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky
Films, Comics, Music Videos
Guest speaker for universities including UCLA’s comic writing workshop. Created characters for Image comics and Arcana and worked for NBC, E-One Media and wrote the Shooter Jenning’s The Other Life screenplay. Currently developing two television pilots. Twitter: @rdhall
Mystery, Humor, Nonfiction
Lisa Haneberg is the author of the Spy Shop Mysteries and over a dozen nonfiction self-help and business books. She's currently working on her fifth mystery, BLOODY HOUND and a short story collection, FAR FROM ORDINARY. Twitter: @lisahaneberg
Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction
Eugenia’s nonfiction stories can be found in “Blessings In Disguise,” in the Presbyterian Today Magazine and the Kentucky Monthly Magazine featuring “A View From A Virus” told from the Virus' point of view. She is currently working on a Devotional.
Alison is working on an epistolary novel. She's had deep roots in Lexington’s literary community since 2009 and is a lifelong reader and writer and sometime editor and educator. Blog: and Twitter: @inkyali.
Young Adult Horror
Elizabeth Kilcoyne is an author, playwright and poet, born and raised in Kentucky. She currently lives in Lexington. Her first novel is WAKE THE BONES, a YA Southern Gothic (Summer 2022, Wednesday Books). Twitter: @eakilcoyne
f j messina is the author of the murder/mystery series, The Bluegrass Files, set in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding communities. He is currently working on the sixth book in that series, and a stand-alone novel called IMAGINE.
Comedic Paranormal Romance
A NYT and USA Today Bestselling author of several paranormal and contemporary romance series, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She also enjoys wearing sweatpants to work.
USA Today bestselling author of the Kentucky-set gothic romance The Bourbon Thief and dozens of other books. She teaches and mentors writers at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning in Lexington's and lives in Louisville.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Christopher Rowe is an educator, elected official, and writer whose stories have been reprinted and translated around the world. He has an MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Workshop and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Twitter: @ChristopherRowe
New York Times bestselling author of Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery and over a dozen other humorous works of fiction. He teaches and mentors at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning in Lexington's and at Louisville Literary Arts.
Fiona has authored more than a dozen nonfiction books, including three Kentucky histories and several middle grade readers. She has written articles and profile pieces for the BBC, Culture, and other outlets. @fionayoungbrown