Virtual MWW21 Faculty

  • Fiction: Angela Jackson-Brown 
  • Fiction/Suspense: Jessica Strawser 
  • Young Adult: Jay Coles 
  • Nonfiction/Memoir: Pam Mandel      
  • Children’s: Chadwick Gillenwater “Professor Watermelon”
  • Poetry: 
  • Essays/Nonfiction:
    • Special sessions:
    • Dirk Manning: writer/comic book


  • Matthew Clemens – co-author with Max Allen Collins of the Reeder and Rogers thriller series, plus 17 TV tie-in novels
  • Larry D. Sweazy – award-winning author of 14 mystery and western novels, and over 80 nonfiction articles and short stories

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Angela Jackson-Brown 

Jessica Strawser 

Jay Coles 

Pam Mandel      

Chadwick Gillenwater “Professor Watermelon”

Dirk Manning



Matthew Clemens

Matthew Clemens and his collaborator, Max Allan Collins, have penned 17 TV tie-in novels including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Dark Angel, Bones, and Criminal Minds. Twilight Tales published the pair’s collected short stories in My Lolita Complex and Other Tales of Sex and Violence.  They have also authored the Reeder and Rogers thrillers You Can’t Stop Me, No One Will Hear You, What Doesn’t Kill HerSupreme Justice, Fate of the Union, and Executive Order. 

Larry D. Sweazy

Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) is the award-winning author of fourteen mystery and western novels, including See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine MysteryA Thousand Falling CrowsVengeance at Sundown, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013. Larry is also a two-time winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for two books in the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series–which is returning in 2020. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007, and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010, and won in 2011. He also won the inaugural Elmer Kelton Book Award in 2013. Larry has published over eighty nonfiction articles and short stories. He is also a freelance indexer and has written back-of-the-book indexes for over nine and fifty hundred books in twenty-one years, which served as inspiration for the Marjorie Trumaine Mystery series. Larry speaks and teaches at writing workshops across the country. He lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Rose, two dogs and a cat, and is hard at work on his next novel.


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