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B Alan Bourgeois

B Alan Bourgeois is an award-winning author and an award-winning speaker. During his 30-plus years in the publishing industry, he has been an Author Advocate, by creating new programs, events, and opportunities for authors to succeed. He was the first to introduce marketing classes and programs before Authors Guild, Publishers Weekly, and many others.

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Becki Willis

Bestselling Indie-Author Becki Willis is celebrating Ten Year of Success in 2023, and she attributes much of that success to the founding organization behind the Authors School of Business. With thirty or more books now published and numerous awards for her works in Mystery, Cozy, Suspense, and Paranormal genres, Becki has turned her love of writing into a full-time career.

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Charlotte Canion

Charlotte Canion is a multi-faceted modern woman who combines the most useful ideas from her experience to help others. She has been the owner of several businesses and as a creative writer has published articles all over the world. Recently, Charlotte won the prestigious title of “One of the TOP 50 Author You Should Be Reading”. The media who have interviewed Charlotte call her a pleasure to work with and everyone who hears her speak are blessed by her message. Charlotte is also a Texas Superstar Specialist and Texas Master Gardener. Her next book is on gardening.

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Denise Bryson

Denise is an ordained Preacher/Teacher, conference & motivational speaker, comedienne, author, published poet and radio host of “It’s A Different Show” on

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Denise Montgomery

Denise Montgomery is an author, public speaker, and educator. She published her first novel, The Blessing in 2013. In the summer of 2015, she published The Setup. She is also the author of a children's book, Farmer Brown and Lady Madelyn, the Children's Story.

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James M Rankin

James M. Rankin was a leading agent for National Western Life and has never looked back. James has been an agent, agency manager, Regional Director and National Marketing Director and has been responsible for over $500,000,000.00 in annuities, life and securities sales during his forty years in the industry. James has specialized in the design of institutional marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies & credit unions and has written numerous articles in national publications on financial services. He has appeared on Financial Solutions television show in Puerto Rico several times along with hosting two radio shows that dealt with financial matters.

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Mary Ann Faremouth

Mary Ann Faremouth is a professional recruitment services specialist, a highly regarded speaker and writer, 2016 PRESIDENT of Houston Independent Personnel Consultant Group, and a member of the NASPD (National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors) and NAPCA. (National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators).

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Sharon Jenkins

Sharon C. Jenkins is the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator's Writing Services. The Master Communicator's Writing Services provide writing and coaching services to small businesses and authors. Known as The Master Communicator, Sharon is proficient in communicating in all forms of media: radio, newspapers, magazines, and spoken word.

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