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RA KukkeeRaymond Alexander Kukkee is an independent freelance professional who continues to write and publish diverse  articles, specialized niche content and creative work  from Northwestern Ontario. His eclectic blog Incoming Bytes encourages readers to think for themselves. Raymond also writes short stories, children’s literature and poetry, but his  favorite genre is fiction. Raymond’s debut work was Morgidoo’s Christmas Carol, a new Christmas classic. He most recently published The Fires of Waterland, to glowing reviews.

»Raymond has been one of our judges. His first post here: October 13, 2012

M. J. JoachimThe discovery of Internet writing for M. J. Joachim proved to be an opportunity that unleashed her naturally creative tendencies in numerous ways. Working independently and with clients, she is proud to have published more than 1,100 web articles, learned unprecedented computer, marketing and brand management skills, and enjoyed the many rewards of self-employment — all while raising one of the best families in the world. In her free time, M. J. is an avid crocheter and gardener, both of which provide personal experience and knowledge to articles within her writing portfolio.

»M.J.’s first post here : October 16, 2012

Tammy NarayanIn 2001, Tamara Narayan’s first book came out in hardback. Only seven copies were published, which isn’t surprising for a Ph.D. dissertation in mathematics. After the birth of her second daughter in 2006, she started a novel. Inspired by a lifelong admiration of Stephen King, she completed her paranormal thriller, plunged into the query process, and joined a writing group in 2009. Currently, she’s writing a historical novel, using authors Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett as literary guides. With thirty years of voracious reading and nine years of detailed grading, Tamara anticipates these experiences will mix well to produce a discerning writing judge.

»Tammy has been one of our judges. Her first post appeared November 25, 2012

Amanda DcostaAmanda is a creative author and entrepreneur  She has a knack for recognizing skill and knows what she likes when she sees it. She uses her creativity to turn rejections into opportunities; not only for herself, but also for those around her. As a published author in poetry and project management, Amanda blends her writing talent with her innovative and out-of-the-box managerial qualities to create, slowly but steadily, a unique product, “Mandy’s Pages“.

»Mandy has been one of our judges and was SoWrite’s first sponsor 

Robin TidwellRobin Tidwell is the author of REDUCED and REUSED, and lives in the St. Louis, Missouri area with her husband, Dennis, and their youngest son. She has a rather eclectic educational background, and finally finished her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has held a plethora of jobs, appointments, and volunteer positions, and today owns the small press publishing house, Rocking Horse Publishing, as well as a real bricks-and-mortar business, All on the Same Page Bookstore.

»Robin first appeared in an interview here, and posted her first article February 2, 2013

Ani AlexanderAni Alexander is a bestselling author from Armenia. She left an 11-year corporate career to pursue her passion for writing. Now she balances being a wife and mother with writing fiction and blogging (see her site, Life Probabilities). Her latest book Highfall is a contemporary novel based on a true story. Please visit her author website to learn more about this talented writer.

»Ani’s first post, “25 things…” appeared here on November 3, 2013

Katharine Trauger

Katharine Trauger is a retired educator and a women’s counselor. She and her husband spent 25 years conducting a home and school for children who would otherwise be homeless. She has worked 15 years as contributor and/or columnist for several small professional magazines, with over 60 published articles. She blogs from a sunroom on a wooded hilltop in the Deep South, about the rising popularity of being at home, at: Home’s Cool! and The Conquering Mom, and Tweets at KathaTrau. She is currently writing a self-help book entitled: Yes, It Hurts, But . . .

»Katharine’s first post, “Three ways to kill…” appeared here on April 13, 2014

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  1. I’m very excited to welcome Tammy and Amanda as contest judges for our November fiction contest.

    Both ladies are prolific writers and excellent editors. They bring discerning eyes and an objective passion for great writing. Since they just met each other this week, it’s going to be fun to see how they work together as our judges.

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