Bio: Vikk Simmons is the author of Divided Loyalties, a young adult novel, released in August, 2004. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College and teaches writing at a local community college. In addition to being a certified journal writing instructor through the Center for Journal Therapy, Vikk has facilitated Artist Way groups for more than five years. She often speaks at conferences, workshops, schools and organizations on creativity and the craft and business of writing. Vikk is also co-author of three travel books (Exploring Houston with Children, Exploring the Arts and Cultures in Houston with Children (Mar, 2005), and Exploring History in Texas: Weekend Adventures (2005). Although she's an avid photographer and traveler, Vikk often finds some of her best opportunities for photography at home. A confirmed booklover, she is constantly reading a wide range of material, including the latest and best in crime fiction. Vikk lives in Houston, Texas with her three canine companions: Beau, Riley and Teddy.
Before Jon Higheagle came into her life, sixteen year old Trisha Braedon thought she had it all under control: school, her college scholarship, and her parents divorce. But the gentle, charming newcomer, with his environmental causes and crusading spirit, isn't like anyone Trisha had ever known. Their instant attraction to each other draws Trisha into Jon's world of passionate involvement in environmental causes. But her participation puts her much needed scholarship at risk and creates even mor... more info>>
Kimberly Lange is no stranger to competition. She's been trying to catch up to her successful big brother for all of her 16 years. So when she and Marla Monroe compete for the coveted internship on Northrupp High's senior video project, Kimberly's not just trying to grab a chance to work with Greg Winters, the project's dreamy cinematographer. She's also out to prove to herself and to her parents that she's as much a winner as her big brother. But even Kimberly's good intentions can't always pro... more info>>