Our Panel of Authors

Meet the authors whose skills and knowledge
help bring quality books to our site.

Angela Dell'Isola

Growing up among walls filled with books has shaped Angela Dell'Isola into an avid reader and writer. She has a to-be-read list that grows three books for every one she reads, and she has had her own work published in numerous anthologies. Currently, she spends the last few hours before bedtime finishing her first novel, which will be book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. 

As content and outreach manager for the Story Shares organization, her daylight hours are dedicated to growing the Relevant Reads library so that teen and young adults struggling with reading will have the tools to find the same joy in words that she has come to know.  

Author of Bowl of Cherries and Leap of Faith

Kelly Winters

Kelly Winters is a part-time writer and a full-time mom. She homeschools her son, who struggles with reading comprehension, so contributing a story to the contest was important to her! She is honored to be a part of any endeavor that helps kids become more interested and able readers.

Author of Darius Quinton Coleman, Boy Genius, Jacob and the Bee Man and Jacob's Trouble

Kyle Johnson

Writing Coach

Kyle Johnson is a freelance writer and editor from Rochester, N.Y. Kyle has a bachelor's in journalism from Utica College. He worked as a reporter and copy editor in the newspaper industry for four years before pursuing a career in education. Kyle has a master's in adolescent education from the University of Rochester. He taught in urban education for seven years before becoming a full-time writer.

Author of Ricky Rides the Pine and THE PURIFICATION

Reach out to Kyle for some Story Shares writing advice! kyleajohnsonauthor@gmail.com

Lori Schafer

Lori Schafer is a writer of serious prose, humorous romance, and everything in between. She is the author of three novels and the award-winning memoir On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness. You can learn more about Lori and her forthcoming projects by visiting her website at http://lorilschafer.com.


Tiffany Clark Jones

Writing Coach

Tiffany Clark lives in Central Florida with her husband and two daughters. Writing is her passion and she hopes to one day have one of her novels published. The Story Shares Contest gave her the opportunity to write a story that she hopes will be an inspiration to others.

Author of Bully, Change of Heart, Something To Prove, Starting Over, The Alternative, The Best News, The Minorcans and Where Is Beauty?

Reach out to Tiffany for some Story Shares writing advice! ninachuck2@aol.com

Jennie Ford

Writing Coach

"My words are the medium in which I create art. There is no more powerful canvas than that of the human mind. If I can use my words to create an experience in which the reader can see, smell, and taste their surroundings, then I have succeeded in what it is to be a writer."

Jennie Ford has been writing stories as long as she can remember. Her first published work at the age of nine was a poem she wrote to her dad in Vietnam, titled, "Why is there War?" He gave it to a Stars and Stripes reporter. Jennie now resides in Western North Carolina and is currently working on her first novel, while continuing to contribute to Story Shares in the hopes of reaching out to struggling readers and aspiring writers alike.

Author of Christmas In The Pines, Different, Harvey Milk: "Hope will Never Be Silent", In The Pines, Romeo and Me, The Sailor's Tale and The Wailing

Reach out to Jennie for some Story Shares writing advice! jennieford1019@gmail.com

Kevin James Moore

Author of The Go-Go Girl and Blue Snow. Former U.N. Correspondent. Maker of long hashtags.

Author of Blue Snow

Tammy Griffith

Tammy Griffith is a new writer whose first book, Miss Wanda Rose: A Skateboarding Story, was entered into the 2014 Story Shares contest. The book won Best Character Based Story, and has inspired her to work on writing more books for teens and young adults. "My youngest son is a struggling reader, and he worked with me to write the book," said Tammy. "It was an amazing experience for us both."

Author of A Skateboarding Story