First Annual

Aspects of Writing®

Book Launching and Picnic


Please join us on Saturday, May 19th

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

9708 Gilespie Street

Located in the parking lot across the street from 

Silverado Ranch Park

(Gilespie and Silverado Ranch, East of South Point Casino)

20 Authors of all genres will come 

together to present their latest work.

James Kelly, Monica Carter, Gregory A. Kompes, Amanda Skenandore, Renee Jean, Judy Shine Logan, Cynthia De Boer, Lori Piotrowski,

Nancy Nelson, Linda Stiles-Fox, Alan Geik, Vicki-Ann Bush, Judy Salz, Victoria Kaer, Fred Rayworth, Jaya Demmons, Janet Coursey, Paul Ateides, and Circles Magazine

Free Hamburger or Hot dog and fries 
with each book purchased.

Buy a second book and get a coupon for 
a free drink. Food items can

be purchased separately at the event.


Author James Kelly

Talk Show Radio Host (Aspects of Writing) Executive Producer and Panelist (Senior Aspects and The Common Thread), and Publisher will present his latest Sci-Fi book The Alien Transcripts, and his children’s book, The Purple Caterpillar and Weird Combinations of Food Women Crave when Pregnant and More … Written by Two Men.

 Author Morgan St. James

Panelist (Aspects of Writing) and Former Radio Host (Writers Tricks of the Trade), Columnist (over 600 articles), and Publisher will present her latest books Payback and No More Crying Angels.

Author Vicki-Ann Bush

Radio Talk Show Host (Senior Aspects and The Common Thread) will be presenting her Sci-Fi book Room 629 and her Young Adult series

The Dusk Chronicles.

Author Alan Geik

Music Producer, IMDb accredited Movie Editor and Radio Host (Senior Aspects and The Common Thread) will present his WW1 Historical Fiction Glenfiddich Inn.

Circles Magazine

Circles Magazine is a lifestyle magazine that we believe inspires all people, with or without a disability, to explore their community and try new things.  Based on the desire to interact with our community, and use skills that are not typically used by people with intellectual disabilities, Circles Magazine was born. Story ideas, photography, editing, sales, distribution, website design and management are all part of a day’s work for the Circles crew.

 Author Gregory A. Kompes (MFA, MS Ed.)

has authored 14 books (contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), contributed to a dozen anthologies (including Chicken Soup for the Soul’s What I Learned from the Dog and The Joy of Christmas), and written hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics. Gregory teaches writing at Nevada State College, and, as Artist in Residence, teaches a popular fiction series (under a Nevada Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts grant) for the James L. Gibson Library, Henderson, NV.

Author Lori Piotrowski

College instructor will present her pre-Revolutionary War era historical fiction The Molly Weston Chronicles: Revolutionary Heart.

Author Paul Atreides 

is a theatre critic and columnist for EatMoreArt!, and contributor to Desert Companion, a Nevada NPR/PBS publication. The World of Deadheads, Book 3, Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads, is the latest in the paranormal humor series. Current works in progress include Of Monsters and Men (working title), a novel about domestic violence, and “Sins of the Fathers,” a drama for the stage.

Author Stephen Murray

has been a partner in a small computer software business for thirty-six years. He will be presenting his three works of fiction: the award-winning  Chapel of Eternal Love – Wedding Stories from Las Vegas, the critically acclaimed Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love – Wedding Stories from Las Vegas and Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II.

Author Judy Salz

is a semi-retired physician. She draws on her years of medical practice, patient encounters, and life experiences for inspiration. Judy is a native New Yorker, but now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her first short story Mikey, won the fiction contest at The Literary Nest, in April 2015. She has written numerous stories that have appeared in online magazines and journals. She is a member of the Las Vegas Master Singers – the chorus-in-residence of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Judy is currently working on her second novel.

Author Amanda Skenandore

is a historical fiction author and infection control nurse. Her debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, was named Editor’s Choice in Historical Novels Review magazine.

Author Linda Stiles Fox

has six books available in Kindle addition ... Never Too Late, Reflections of the Heart, A Cabin in the Woods, Forever Again, Forever Begins and her Holiday book Santa's Little Secret.  Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Linda was raised in Peoria, Illinois. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband, dog, 2 cats and numerous fish.  Linda has been in treatment for Carcinoid Cancer for the past two and a half years, and promotes awareness for the rare disease.   

Author Renee Jean

writes in multiple genres and speaks on the struggles of being a domestic violence survivor. She is the co-founder of the annual charity author event For The Love Of Books and is currently revamping her Rescue Me series to make a greater impact for shelter animals. Her Sharing Strength series due to be complete in 2019 will be a fundraising series aimed at raising money and awareness for those suffering from PTSD.

Victoria Kaer

​Professional daydreamer, creator of fantasy worlds, mother of a child who is ten times smarter than she will ever be. Tori writes in  multiple genres, her Merlin’s Chosen YA series is currently six books, set to be nine when completed. And her Regulated duality is dystopian.

Author Fred Rayworth

found his passion for writing in 1995. He’s so far completed eleven full-length novels and is currently working on number twelve, in genres including science fiction, icky bug (horror), adventure/thriller and fantasy. He’s published multiple short stories and two full-length novels including his first fantasy novel, Meleena’s Adventures – Treasure Of The Umbrunna, and his current adventure thriller, Lusitania Gold. He uses his web site as a platform for writing advice with over two-hundred articles (so far) on the subject. He loves to teach and help other writers.

Author Jaya Demmons

is an entrepreneur and has a passion for serving the community in a spiritual and physical way through outreach ministry. Beyond The Barrier ministry was birthed in 2013 leading her to publish an instructional guide to teach others how to start a dance ministry and learn how to begin the process and display direction. Advance in Kingdom dance book gives your dance ministry the tools to lay the foundation, secure the structure and maintain a prosperous ministry. 



Aspects of Writing


"If you can dream it, you can write it. After all, a dream is just a dream until you bring it to light."

                                                                                                ~ Author James Kelly