2017 Cancelled

It is with great regret that the 2017 Midwest Writers Conference in Indy has been canceled. Please use the website contact form for any questions or concerns.

We will be accepting 2018 Signups at a later date
Date and Time: Pending

Midwest Writers Conference


Featured Authors and Presenters

Midwest Writers Conference 2017
Presenters

Hostess

Dana Littlejohn      
      
Our hostess is an author in her own right. Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but has called Indianapolis, In her home for over 20 years. She was the kid that told her friends that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. However, when Dana became an adult she put her love for writing on hold to start a family. Luckily in 2003, with encouragement from her husband, she picked up her pen again to continue her childhood dream.  Today she is an award winning, multi-published erotic romance author in eBook and print under her name and a pseudo. Her books can be purchased directly from her website. To know more about her books go to her Website and follow her on Twitter and on  Facebook.


Featured Authors


Kayelle Allen

is a best-selling, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr. She writes Science Fiction, Science Fiction Romance, Mainstream Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Gay Romance, and non-fiction. She likes to attend Science Fiction conventions, and has been a speaker at DragonCon, GaylaxiCon, and NerdaCon. She holds an honorary lifetime membership to OutlantaCon, an Atlanta Scifi convention. Kayelle is the founder of the author-mentoring group Marketing for Romance Writers, and manages the successful Romance Lives Forever blog. Check her site for more info: www.kayelleallen.com 





Dee Owens

I have been working online since 2005, beginning my journey as an Author and Reviewer. Then moving on to a Freelance Publicist and Ghost Author and then found a love for websites. Combining all of my previous roles I opened Personalized Marketing & Promotions in 2008, renamed Personalized Marketing Inc in 2016. 
My First Novel, La Roe’s, was published in 2005 and nominated for the Golden Rose Awards the following year. My Second Novel, Fay’s Wish, was published in 2006; both Fay’s Wish and La Roe’s have been converted to eBook format by myself and Personalized Marketing. My 3rd Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is being rewritten for future considerations. 
I obtained an Associates Degree in Informational Technology in August 2015. Continuing my education I am currently enrolled at University of Phoenix for my Bachelors in Information Technology focusing on Software Development with Certifications in Current Sales and Marketing Trends – Fall 2017. 

About Personalized Marketing Inc 

Personalized Marketing Inc works with a variety of clients, we use different methods to help them achieve their goals, but all are based on White Hat SEO. These different methods are based on 10 years’ experience in working, marketing, and promoting online. We have seen different algorithms come and go. We have seen how different methods of building a website transformed the way content was presented from HTML and Flash to CMS, Bootstrap and HTML5. Over the years we have also done various and personalized methods to fit each of our clients’ individual styles and needs. Just like the people we work with, their products or services are just as unique as they are. Check her site for services you may need. 



Jillian Bullock
From Crack Street, To Wall Street, To Hollywood
  
Former homeless prostitute, street thug, high school dropout, and teenage mother to college educated author, speaker, fitness expert, and award winning filmmaker. It wasn't luck or being in the right place at the right time that allowed Jillian Bullock to transform her life from a Victim to a Victor. It was blood, sweat, and a whole lot of tears and putting in the work necessary that has made her the successful businesswoman she is today.
Jillian is the CEO/President of Jillian Bullock Enterprises, LLC, an empowerment and entertainment company based in Pennsylvania. While Jillian attended college, she raised three children as a single mother and worked as a reporter for “The Wall Street Journal.” After graduation from La Salle University in Pennsylvania, Jillian got her start in filmmaking as an intern on Spike Lee’s movie “Malcolm X.” From there, she has worked on her own, and other people’s movies, as an actress, writer, producer, director, and fight choreographer. Jillian got that last title because she is a former competitive boxer and martial artist. She holds two black belts, one in Tae Kwon Do and the other in Wing Chun. She currently trains in MMA.
As an author Jillian’s memoir, “HERE I STAND,” was published in 2012. She has sold two screenplays in her career so far – “The Champion Inside” and “Scar Across My Heart.” Since 2007, Jillian has been a screenwriting judge for the Set in Philadelphia Screenwriting Contest, which is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
Jillian’s latest project is a feature film entitled “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives,” which focuses on veterans, military sexual assault and PTSD. Inspired by true stories.
To learn more about Jillian and her upcoming projects, go to www.jbullockenterprises.com



Eliot Parker

Eliot Parker is the author of three novels: Breakdown at Clear River (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Press), Making Arrangements (Sunstone Press) and Fragile Brilliance (Roundfire Books). His second novel, Making Arrangements, was selected as a “Best Book of 2014” by USA BookNews. His latest novel, Fragile Brilliance, was a finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize (part of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize) in Thriller Writing. In 2016, the National Literary Habitat Organization awarded Eliot with the Bronze Award for mystery/thriller writing. 
Eliot currently teaches writing and literature at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia. More on Eliot can be found on his WEBSITE 



Marteeka Karland

Erotic romance author by night, emergency room tech/clerk by day. Marteeka Karland works really hard to drive everyone in her life completely and totally nuts. She has been creating stories from her warped imagination since she was in the third grade. Her love of writing blossomed throughout her teenage years until it developed into the totally unorthodox and irreverent style her English teachers tried so hard to rid her of. Now, she breathes life into faeries, space hunters, werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and a few just plane ole ordinary people. She loves to see the awkward, self-conscious band geek get the captain of the football team and make him beg for it.
Marteeka welcomes mail at mkarland@gmail.com  




Kathy Higgs- Coulthard


Kathy Higgs-Coulthard's work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cleaver Magazine, Jack and Jill, and Facts on File. A member of the the National Writing Project, the Hoosier Writing Project, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Kathy is founder and Director of Michiana Writers' Center. MWC offers classes and workshops for writers of all ages and abilities. Their teen writing conference and summer youth writing projects attract students from a three-state region. Kathy's own writing demonstrates a keen insight into the emotional journeys of characters--whether she is writing about a pre-teen girl trying to survive in a home infested with 43 free-range chickens or a mom accused of murdering her own child, Kathy nails that journey through spot-on voice and a wry sense of humor. Her insights into the craft of writing have earned her a spot as a frequent contributor to Women on Writing's E-zine and invitations to present at local and regional conferences. Hanging with My Peeps is Kathy's debut novel. Find out more about Kathy on her website


Tina Gayle 

Tina Gayle loves writing and is currently working on finishing her Family Tree series, a contemporary paranormal suspense series.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with my family and traveling around the country. She hasn't hit every state, but she hopes to someday. You might also catch her on the golf course with her husband of 30 years.
Also, you can read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website or download an exclusive story "My Future Step Brother" and join her special friend's list.



Featured Guest

John Joseph Quinlan

Born and raised in Winchester, Massachusetts, John Joseph Quinlan got his start in fitness when he attended Saint Leo University. He started out with baseball, but that didn’t last long. His true love was bodybuilding and weight training. In 1994, John transferred to Springfield College in Massachusetts. He graduated with a degree in Movement in Sports Studies in 1997.
Throughout the years John has competed in several bodybuilding competitions. Being in amazing physical shape, John decided to try his hand at wrestling. In 1999, he began training at the Killer Kowalski professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts. A year later, John got into the modeling business. He has worked as a fitness and fashion model. As one of the most in demand romance cover models, both national and international, John has graced the covers of hundreds of romance books. He has also been referred to as the most tattooed male romance cover model in the world.
Looking to move on to yet another challenging career, John has tried his hand at acting. He has appeared in videos, but his big break came when he was cast in 2016 as the lead actor in the movie “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives.” He portrays Army Captain Jake Nixon. The movie deals with veterans, PTSD and military sexual assault.
To learn more about John go to - www.johnjquinlan.com