The entire title of Kathrese's speech is: Preparing for Disaster: Saving Your Manuscript from Oblivion (Disaster Prevention and Recovery). It's a mouthful, but it grabs your attention, doesn't it?
Award-winning author, Kathrese McKee writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life's difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.
Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. After that, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.
Kathrese is a member of the Houston Writers Guild and Treasurer for Writers on the Storm, a chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) meeting in The Woodlands, Texas. She is also a Contributing Member and website administrator for The Christian PEN.
Her newest release, Mardan's Mark is the first book in the Mardan's Mark series.
It is the winner of the 2014 Novel Rocket Launch Pad Contest, MG/YA Category, and a finalist in the 2014 Phoenix Rattler writing contest, Christian Writers of the West (CWOW) - Arizona's ACFW affiliate.
The sequel, Mardan's Anointed, is in process along with a related novella.
So, y'all come join us May 9th for lunch, fellowship, and a lesson on avoiding disaster!