Ursula is a retired engineer who writes gripping stories about strong women struggling against impossible odds to achieve their dreams. Her award-winning novel, Purple Trees, exposes a stark side of rural New England life in the experiences of a young woman who struggles for normalcy despite a vicious and hidden past.

Ursula taps her Lithuanian heritage in the WWII thriller Amber Wolf, the story of the farmers who traded their pitchforks for guns to fight the Soviet invasion of Eastern Europe.

In her spare time, Ursula travels with her husband, Steve. She is also an accomplished cook who enjoys providing meals for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. Ursula’s books and prize-winning flash fiction stories are available on her website at ursulawong.wordpress.com

Dale T. Phillips has published novels, story collections, non-fiction, and over 70 short stories. Stephen King was Dale’s college writing teacher, and since that time, Dale has found time to appear on stage, television, in an independent feature film, and compete on Jeopardy (losing in a spectacular fashion). He co-wrote and acted in The Nine, a short political satire film. He’s traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.
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