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Kristen Harnisch

Award-winning author Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences living in San Francisco and visiting the Loire Valley and Paris to create the stories for her international bestselling historical novels, THE VINTNER'S DAUGHTER and THE CALIFORNIA WIFE. Her latest stand-alone novel in the series, THE VINTNER'S LEGACY, is scheduled to be published in late 2020. Ms. Harnisch has contributed to Writer's Digest online, has taught two summer sessions at La Poterie and presents at various writing conferences throughout the United States. Prior to her career as an author, Ms. Harnisch served as a relationship manager for JPMorgan Chase in New York and San Francisco and the Director of Retail Sales for Citizens Bank in Boston. She currently resides in Connecticut with her family. For more details, visit

Jennifer Hutchison

JEN HUTCHISON is an author, blogger, and the publisher at Journeys to Words Publishing. She focusses on fulfilling two commitments, … the promise of a good read … which is JTWPublishing’s tag, and bringing the work of mature age writers, to readers. Her memoir of her walk, with her son’s ashes, along the ancient pilgrimage pathways of the Camino, entitled Motherling, hits the market in May. JTWPublishing has eight authors whose works in memoir and fiction are scheduled for release, and the list is growing. Currently in the final stage of a Masters in Writing and Publishing, Jen has been writing almost full time for ten years, after a successful career in professional services and land management. An economist by training, she is a qualified professional editor and regularly takes part in writer’s conferences around the globe. Jen is an Australian based in Melbourne, a UNESCO city of Literature.

April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt is a self-described "literary change agent" and author advocate passionate about helping authors be published in the most satisfying way. After 25 years as a corporate strategist and management consultant, April joined the literary world, where she saw strategic opportunity to play a role in the changing world of publishing. She advises and assists authors as they choose the best pathway to publication, and serves as a consultant to publishing startups serving indie authors. She represents a diverse group of clients in the U.S. and abroad, and speaks at conferences worldwide. April serves on the Advisory Council for The American Library in Paris, and is a reader for The Best American Short Stories series published annually by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. April divides her time between San Francisco, New York and Paris.

Hosts Cynthia Cooke & Aimery de Moucheron

Aimery deMoucheron, the descendant of a prominent French family, met and married Cynthia Cooke, originally from Hawaii, while both were students in Paris. Aimery currently heads his own advertising agency, Mister Brown, and Cynthia is a painter whose work is regularly exhibited in Paris and abroad. They are the parents of four adult children.