Pamela Bauer Mueller — She is a prize-winning author of books for children and adults who lives on Jekyll Island. She has written and published eight books of fiction and won three Georgia Author of the Year awards. Among her books for young readers are three with settings on the Georgia coast: “Neptune’s Honor,” “An Angry Drum Echoed” and “Splendid Isolation.”
Doraine Bennett — A native of Columbus who still makes her home there, she is the author of 16 nonfiction books for young readers. They include “Georgia: My State — Habitats,” written for third grade level readers, “”Georgia: My State — geographical Regions” written for second grade reading level,” and “Georgia: My State — Biographies” written for second graders.
Tina McElroy Ansa — A native of Macon who has made her home for many years on St. Simons Island, she is the author of five acclaimed novels including “Baby of the Family,” ”The Hand I Fan With” and most recently “Taking After Mudear.” A popular writing teacher and storyteller, she has appeared three times on the Georgia Center for Book list of “25 Books All Georgians Should Read.”
Jeffrey Small — He is an Atlanta writer of fiction and nonfiction whose work focuses on religion and spirituality. His debut novel “The Breath of God” was published to acclaim earlier this year, and his academic book, “God as the Ground of Being: Tillich and Buddhism in Dialogue” is based on his research work at Oxford University.