Melissa Amster lives in Maryland (DC Metro area) with her husband, two sons and daughter. When she's not reading and interviewing authors, she works for a Jewish non-profit. In her spare time (what's that?!?), she likes to watch her favorite shows on TV, bake challah and desserts, and host meals and other gatherings. She's also a parent blogger for Empowering Parents. Check out her personal blog and follow her on Twitter.
Melissa Patafio lives in Arizona (near Scottsdale) with her husband and two dogs. When she's not reading and interviewing authors, she works in the financial industry as a senior specialist for a major brokerage firm. She graduated from Arizona State University with an American Indian law degree and a minor in dance. In her spare time, she likes to practice ballet. She is also writing her first novel. (Chick lit, of course!) Her personal blog can be found here.
Amy Bromberg lives in NJ with her husband. She graduated from Montclair State University in events/meeting planning and tourism. In addition to meeting and events planning, her experience has been working as an administrative/executive assistant and various other administrative support roles. She works in book publicity and public relations. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Tracey Meyers lives in the Chicagoland area. She has been writing since her junior year in high school when she joined the yearbook staff. In college she earned her Bachelor degree in Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Speech Communications. She also has a Master's in Business Administration. Tracey aspires to one day be a published author, but currently works for a growing legal firm as a Legal Administrator. During her free time Tracey pursues a variety of interests including (but not limited to) running 5k races, writing, knitting and pie baking. You can find her at her personal or pie blogs.
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Gail Allison lives near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (yes, it's cold in the winter) with her husband and their bird. When she's not busy reading and reviewing books, she works at a bank. In her spare time, she can be found either baking in the kitchen or boxing at the gym. Or, let's be honest, sleeping. She is currently blog-less. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter though!
Becky Gulc lives in York, England with her lively Labrador. When she's doesn't have her head in a book, she works as a Social Researcher (anything to do with children and families). Becky is undertaking creative writing courses and aspires to be a fully fledged writer too, one day... she was proud to be a finalist in the Novelicious Undiscovered writing competition this year, her first writing competition entry! You can find her on Facebook and Twitter if you would like to get to know her better.
Kathryn Hamilton lives in Southern Ontario, Canada (in the hometown of Wayne Gretzky, near Hamilton/Toronto) with her lovely parents and wonderfully amusing kitten. When she's not reading and reviewing books, she works in two group homes that support individuals with developmental disabilities. She has a degree in Psychology and is currently on hiatus from completing a degree in Social Work. In her spare time (which is rare), she can usually be found in front of her laptop (music, movies, tv, woohoo!). She has a blog and twitter account, but both are seriously under-utilized. She is, however, frequently on Facebook. She is grateful for the opportunity to become an associate reviewer and looks forward to getting to know everyone better! Visit her on Facebook and Twitter.
Miriam Plotinsky is an English and creative writing teacher. She lives in the DC/Metro area with her amazingly patient husband and three exuberant children. When she's not teaching, grading papers, planning lessons, changing diapers, making dinner, bathing children, paying bills, scheduling her family's life and generally keeping her head above water, Miriam reads, engages in chocolate therapy, hangs out with her husband, and tries to breathe. And she writes. Maybe someday she'll be able to finish her latest story about the real-life stresses and glories of American motherhood. You can't find Miriam on Facebook or Twitter. She likes living (and partying, of course) like it's 1999.
Jami Deise just moved to St. Petersburg, FL after living her whole life in Maryland. After writing and trying to sell screenplays for the past ten years, she recently completed her first novel (mom lit!) and is exploring options for publication. Now that her son Alex is headed off to college, Jami will have plenty of time for reading, writing, watching TV, and finally getting that blog together. She’s on Facebook and Twitter.
Cindy Roesel lives in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Hunter College, CUNY with a BA in Communications and went on to work for nearly twenty years as an anchor/reporter/producer at major television markets across the country mainly focusing on entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. She even won an Emmy for a TV special she produced! She now focuses on her writing and has completed her first novel, Viewer Discretion Advised for which she just celebrated the one-year anniversary. She’s thrilled and honored to be part of CLC and affiliated with such bright and vibrant women. If you’d like to chat about books with Cindy, find her on Facebook and Twitter.