Margie Lawson

Instructor Biographies

Lawson Writer’s Academy Instructors

Becky Rawnsley

Becky Rawnsley

Becky Rawnsley is a physical therapist from the UK. She started writing as a hobby some twenty years ago, but realized if she was ever going to get off the slush-pile and onto the shelves, she needed help. Hunting for answers, she stumbled across Margie’s website and struck writing-gold. Becky is now a multi-Margie, multi-LWA and Immersion …

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Koreen Myers

Koreen Myers

Koreen Myers is an award-winning writer who has the ability to bring together the nerd-power of a techie and the emotional empathy of a writer. Currently, she’s the grant writer at Morgan Community College where she wins awards on behalf of local programs–all by telling real-world stories! She has a BA in English/Art through Adams …

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Sarah (Sally) Hamer

Sarah Hamer

Sarah (Sally) Hamer is eternally fascinated by people and how they ‘tick’ and works hard to incorporate individual idiosyncrasies to create living, breathing characters in her many works of fiction. She writes in many genres – mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, medieval history, non-fiction – and has won awards at both local and national levels, including …

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Anne Mateer

Anne Mateer

Anne Mateer has loved the marriage of history and fiction since she first began reading. Armed with a B.A. in history from Southern Methodist University, she has authored four traditionally published historical novels, including one Carol Award finalist. This past September, she published her first indie historical novella, No Small Storm, with another scheduled to release late spring. Anne …

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Lori Brown

Lori Brown

Lori Brown has made her living as a professional editor since 2001. Lori has good literary instincts and an excellent ear, a solid grounding in grammar and punctuation, a strong sense of syntax, and a deep feeling for the rhythm of writing. She’s one of those hopeless nerds who likes reading the dictionary. She is a …

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Becca Syme

R.L. Syme

R.L. Syme is a USA Today best-selling author of the Line of Fire series and the Highland Renegades. She writes small-town romance as Becca Boyd and cozy culinary mysteries as R.L. Syme. She is a writer of heroes and sleuths worth loving and villains worth hating. Lover of fancy cheese, binge-watching, strawberries, and hope. A …

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suzanne purvis

Suzanne Purvis

Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her …

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Lisa Norman

Lisa Norman

Lisa Norman is the owner of Heart Ally Books, an independent publishing company. She also owns a website design company specializing in creating websites for authors, Deleyna’s Dynamic Designs. For over 25 years, she has worked with both indie and traditionally published writers on everything from writing through publication and marketing. She has taught students from …

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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is a 26-year veteran teacher, as well as a certified counselor. She branched out to pursue her long time passion for writing fiction six years ago. A graduate of all things Margie, Lisa created and coordinates the DSDB Alumni Yahoo Loop. Not always finding the writing classes she needs, Lisa scours the internet …

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Margie Lawson

Margie Lawson—psychotherapist, writer, and international presenter – developed psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques used by new writers to multi-award winning authors. She teaches writers how to add psychological power to create page turners. Margie taught psychology and communication courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her resume includes adjunct professor, clinical trainer, …

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