Karen Hodges Miller is CEO of Open Door Publications, an independent book publishing company founded in 2004. She comes to the book business with more than 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher. She has worked in every area of the writing business and in 2004 turned her expertise to book editing, and as she watched the changing face of the book publishing world, decided to found her own independent publishing company to assist entrepreneurial authors who want to realize their dream of publishing a book. In 2015 her company grew to include two new publishing imprints, CantPutItDownBooks.com, which focuses on adult fiction, and ODPKidsBooks.com, which publishes quality books for children and parents. She has published four nonfiction books on self-publishing and in 2016 published her first novel, The Patient Wolf. Her her second novel, The Artificial Witch, will be published in 2017.
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Nicole Loughan is the Amazon bestselling author of the All Saints Murder series as well as the best-selling historical fiction novel, Divine Hotel, published by Can’t Put It Down Books. As an independent author she sells thousands of books each year, has received a multi-year contract for her audio book from Audible.com, and currently has an agent shopping her newest project to major publishers. In 2014 she won honorable mention in genre fiction from the Writer’s Digest annual competition for the saints mysteries.