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Leslie Halpern, Oviedo FL; (407) 365-6304;; Writing Specialties: Film, entertainment, romance, dreams, pop culture. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, theater, audio, video, radio, film, ad agency. Books: Reel Romance, The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies (Taylor Trade Publishing); Dreams On Film (McFarland & Company), Windows to the World (Cablevision); Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes: Funny Children's Poems About Table Manners (Cricket Cottage Publishing); and Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children's Poems About Self-Image (Cricket Cottage Publishing). Periodical Credits: Location Update, Orlando Sentinel, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Markee Magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited, Fitness Magazine, Small Business Opportunities, Storytelling Magazine, Salt Lake City Tribune. Awards: The Mentor Award (1997) for essay writing; Distinguished Service Award from Florida Literacy Coalition; 1990 Outstanding Contribution to Literacy Award from Seminole Community College. Comments: B.A. In Journalism, University of Kentucky; Master of Liberal Studies, Rollins College; also teach and consult.

Gail E. Hedrick, Bradenton, FL; (941)746-9703, (941)720-5471;;
About Me: I am a former teacher, coach, YMCA administrator, business owner and paralegal. This unique skill set serves me well in writing on a variety of subjects for children and their parents. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Speech and Theatre and am thoroughly committed to getting kids up off their sofas and moving.
I am accustomed to working on assignments with editors and enjoy that give and take, but am equally comfortable working independently. I am very responsive to deadlines, have editing and proofreading experience and am actively seeking freelance work.
I am currently freelancing as an editor and reviewer for a mystery shopping company, on assignment for a 'tween magazine with several contracts for non-fiction articles, and am an administrative assistant with a Lifelong Learning Academy.
Current Projects: 5-part series on organization for Kiki magazine, 3 e-books for FairyTales and Dreams Publishers, holiday money saving tips for Sprinkles, and a picture book.
Writing Specialties: Middle-grade mysteries, picture books, pre-school activity verses, teaching units and activities, how-to articles for 'tweens, teens, and parents, pre-school fiction and verse, holiday fiction, hobbies, and general non-fiction for 'tweens and teens.

Henry M. Holden, 14 Alpine Dr., Randolph NJ 07869. Email: Henry is an aviation historian, fulltime freelance writer/photographer, and public speaker. Writing Specialties: Aviation, travel/tourism, children's books, business, interviews. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, technical.
     ● In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby. In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center as an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation.
     ● Henry Holden is the author of over 1,400 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, US Air, InFlight-USA, Pleasure Boating, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, and Upscale Living Magazine, Morristown News; and The Beacon. In September 2015, Henry was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey.
   ● He has published 43 books, and is the founder of the DC-3/Dakota Association. He is a member of, and inductee in the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey). He also is a member of Women in Aviation International, and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
   ● Henry Holden is the former News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper. See for a full biography.

Trudy A. Kelly Forsythe is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of professional writing experience. Writing specialties: Newsletter, web and brochure content; magazine articles; news, special features and advertorial for newspaper; media releases; advertising copy; radio advertising and news reports; public service announcements; and book reviews. Topics she has written about are just as diversified including new and established businesses; local, provincial and national events; industry products and services; international and regional co-operation and development; agriculture; hunting and fishing; information technology; tourism; education; gardening and lifestyles. Writing credits: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Atlantic Co-operator; Atlantic Progress, eBusiness Journal, Technology in Government, Computer Dealer News, New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, Saint John Times Globe, Kings County Record, New Brunswick Anglican; Maritime Sportsman, Turkey Call, Farm Focus and K-100 FM Radio. Editor and co-author of Independent Writers' Guide to Government Action, an electronic publication written with Tracey Arial for the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). Editing credits: Co-editor of PWAC Guide to Roughing it in the Market: A Survival Toolkit for the Savvy Writer by Angie Gallop, and editor of Heaven Help Hope: Our Decade Battle With ALS by Rev. Ernie D. Eldridge. Services: Writing, editing, copywriting, photography. Awards: Atlantic Community Newspapers Association Award for best sports story or feature (first place; 2006); National CIDA award for excellence in writing on international cooperation (second place; 2006). A professional member of PWAC, Trudy has an English Honors degree from the University of New Brunswick and a diploma from the Atlantic Broadcasting School. She lives and writes in Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada. To discuss your writing projects, contact Trudy at or visit or Follow her on Twitter at

Charlotte (Charlie Hudson) Kimball, Homestead FL; (305) 230-9572, fax (305) 847-0268;; Pseudonym: Charlie Hudson. Writing Specialties: Book-length nonfiction, novels (mystery & mainstream), scuba diving, white papers, technical writing, travel. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, corporate, white papers, research. Books: Orchids in the Snow (novel), Shades of Murder (novel), The Parent's Guide to Business Travel (nonfiction). Periodical Credits: Skindiver, Army Logistician, US Army Ordnance Bulletin. Awards: Ordnance Writer of the Year - 1992. Comments: 22-year Army Career - Desert Storm veteran. Strong technical writing background; avid scuba diver & traveller. Responsive to deadlines; enjoy writing fiction - short story and novels.


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