PRPP Authors

Amanda M. ThrasherCEO at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, multiple award-winning author, wife, and mom. Visit Amanda’s website to find out more about her and her work. –




jannifer powelsonJannifer Powelson is the Chief Financial Officer at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press and is the author of educational children’s books in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series and cozy mysteries in the Nature Station Mysteries Series.



william speirWilliam Speir – Retired Corporate Executive, Production Manager of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, Award-Winning Author of Historical Fiction, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.




matthew-geneMatthew Gene is the webmaster for Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, and author of young adult fiction novella, Hope and sci-fi thriller, Terminus X. He is also the bass player for Never Your Zero. –




loree loughLoree Lough – Bestselling author of 120 award-winning books, Loree Lough divides her time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a mountain cabin, where she continues to hone her ‘identify the critters tracks’ skills. –



tania glenn

Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW – Clinician, trauma specialist, warrior healer, dog mom. Tania has dedicated her life to assisting first responders and veterans. –



caleb monroeCaleb Monroe – Bass player, Chemistry Teacher, Husband and dad of two, Award-winning author of The Wind’s Cry Books 1-3. – CalebMonroe




Donna Arlynn FrisingerDonna Arlynn Frisinger – Wife, Best-Aunt-In-The-World, Award-Winning Children’s Author, Poet, Freelancer, Speaker, and “Princess in-Waiting” of the Most-High God. –



Deanna KlingelDeanna Klingel – wife, mother of 7, award-winning author of children’s literature Pre K through YA. –





M.C.BerkhousenM.C. Berkhousen – Award-winning author of the Komodo Trilogy (middle-grade adventure novels). She also writes YA, mystery and historical fiction.



catalina clausenCatalina Claussen – mom, teacher and co-founder of Aldo Leopold Charter school, part-time rancher, award-winning author. Diamonds at Dusk at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press



prakash dighePrakash Dighé – Retired Engineer. My professional career as a senior executive was spread over four continents, including Africa, which formed the setting for my debut novel, a mystery adventure on poaching. View my book trailer HERE



norma stricklenNorma M. Stricklen – is a wife, mother and grandmother. She spends her free time pursuing her nature photography that has deeply inspired her current premier Children’s Literature books Little Jay’s Adventures series. Discover more about Norma and her current projects through her website




caroline dixonCaroline is a United States Marine Veteran & Registered Nurse. She is a wife, mom & grandmother & calls Louisiana home! Learn more on her website at



Darrell BartellDarrell Bartell is a U.S. Army veteran with an MA in Theater from Texas Women’s University and MA in English with a minor in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently an instructor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.




rhonda jenningsRhonda Jennings is an author and special education teacher in Fort Worth Texas.  She is currently working on another Dessert First book, and two murder mysteries one in which a special needs child helps solve the case.




David A BedfordDavid A. Bedford was born in Fort Worth, Texas of American parents but grew up in Argentina. That explains his native US culture and language and Argentine culture and language. He teaches Spanish at TCU and is an avid reader and writer.




sabrina bedfordSabrina Bedford 
Author, artist, and Illustrator based in California.




kim herringtonKim and John Herrington, Grandparents to 6 and first time authors.




Nelda Bedford GaydouNelda Bedford Gaydou: bilingual award-winning author who lives in Argentina with her husband and three Yellow Labs, blocks away from two children and four grandchildren, and makes yearly visits to the U.S. to the rest of the family. Favorite things include reading, history, geography and long walks in her beloved mountains.