Authors U-Z 2012


Dozens of authors participated in Book 'Em North Carolina on February 25, 2012.
Click on the links below to view the author list in alphabetical order.


Authors A-E Authors F-J Authors K-O Authors P-T Authors U-Z

Kim Underwood

Kim Underwood spent 25 years as a newspaper reporter. He met Garnet Goldman when he asked her to illustrate his first children’s book, His Dogness Finds a Blue Heart. They are now married and have two children. The stories in the second book, The Wonderful World of Sparkle Girl & Doobins, began as bedtime stories. He will appear at Book 'Em North Carolina with illustrator Garnet Goldman.   

Judy Walter

Bonnie Watson

“Every painting has a story behind it. Every story has a picture to paint. So I'm just an endless beacon of stories for both worlds. The world of Art. The world of Storytelling. There's no living without either." – Bonnie Watson

Bonnie’s fantasy trilogy, entitled Blue Moon Rising, follows the footsteps of a young magic-user on a journey to discover the truth behind his secretive upbringing. She has also written several short works that extend to fiction, western, and sci-fi, with more planned to come. Bonnie also experiments with music and creates illustrations not only for her written works, but other authors in need of cover art, such as p.m. terrell’s “Songbirds are Free”, V. Mark Covington’s “Montezuma’s Revenge”, and Jean Keating’s “Love’s Enduring Bond”.

Susan Whitfield

Susan Whitfield is a North Carolina native, writing The Logan Hunter Mystery Series, all novels set somewhere in the state. Just North of Luck received The Covey Book Cover Award for “Most Artistic Cover”. Hell Swamp has won awards for its video book trailer:


Whitfield’s blog,, has won numerous awards and she regularly interviews authors and other industry experts. She is currently working on The Goose Parade of Old Dickeywood, a stand-alone novel, and researching a medieval ancestor in hopes of writing an historical mystery. Whitfield is a member of North Carolina Writers Network, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Carolina Conspiracy.

Whitfield also has a unique cookbook, entitled Killer Recipes. She enlisted the help of mystery writers across the country and compiled recipes with such titles as “Stuffed in the Trunk Mushrooms”. Proceeds for this book go to The American Cancer Society in honor of her grandson, a cancer survivor.

More information is available at, where her print books are available. Digital books may be ordered through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Sylvia A. Witmore

Sylvia A. Witmore writes Romantic Suspense.  Her books take place in and around the Carolinas.  She majored in Journalism/Creative Writing in college.  Sylvia and her husband raised three sons and she worked in a Home Health Agency for 29 years before retiring. She suddenly lost her husband after 40 years of a wonderful marriage; he died in 2009.

In March, 2008 she received her first book in print (Wheels) and have been writing ever since. 

She is listed in the Stanford Who’s Who Book of Suspense Writers as well as The Cambridge Who’s Who Black Book of Published Writers.

L. Diane Wolfe

Known as "Spunk on a Stick," Diane is a member of the National Speakers Association. "Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting," ties all of her goal-setting and leadership seminar's information together into one complete, enthusiastic package. She also conducts seminars on book publishing and promoting, and assists writers through her author services.

Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories that appeal to both teens and concerned parents. Ten years associating with a motivation training system and experience as a foster parent gave her the in-depth knowledge of relationships, personality traits and success principles. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites and blogs, and contributes to several other sites and newsletters. Visit, and