Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, The Birds & Blooms’ Ultimate Gardening Guide, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy: Midwestern Edition
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Laura Schaefer is the author of The Secret Ingredient , The Teashop Girls, Why We Fall Out of Love, and Ultimate Money-Saving Hacks for College Students. Under the pen name Avery Sawyer, Laura Schaefer is the author of Notes to Self, a young adult novel about a teen with a traumatic brain injury, and The Forever Contract, a young adult dystopian novella about escaping from hardship by loading one's consciousness into a digital paradise.
Martha Bayne is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Currently the associate managing editor of Plate magazine, a bimonthly magazine for professional chefs, she is also the founder of the Soup & Bread series of hunger-relief fundraisers at Chicago's Hideout bar and author of the Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time
Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His fifth novel The Burying Place was a finalist for Best Novel in the International Thriller Writer Awards, and his sixth novel The Bone House, set in Door County, was a finalist for an Audie Award (Best Audiobook) in Thriller/Suspense and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.