The Saturday Writers

A.R. Miller

A.R. Miller’s contemporary fantasy series, Fey Creations, has been compared to potato chips. ‘Absolutely no nutritional value, but fun to eat and highly addictive.’ A great complement considering potato chips are in the top five of her favorite foods and she strives to do nothing but entertain with her writing. The series revolves around stylist, Keely Fey, the secrets of her heritage and suppressed magical Talents. A.R. lives in Central Iowa with an accommodating husband and their feline companion. When not testing the patience of readers with cliffhanger endings, you might find her wielding a makeup brush or curling iron as a freelance stylist. The next installment of the Fey Creations series is scheduled for later this year.

Visit A.R. at her website,  Check out A.R.’s books here.


Cheryl Corbin

Cheryl’s written Spirit Adept and Stone Adept, the first two books in a romantic fantasy series. She’s working on the third book, Sun Adept, and has a scifi romance series and YA fantasy series waiting anxiously for her to get to them. She’s released two collections of short stories, including her take on some classic fairy tales.

She also writes historical romance under a super secret pen name and has 13 titles available… if you can find them.

Visit Cheryl at her website,  Check out Cheryl’s books here.


C. Deanne Rowe

C Deanne RoweReading Victoria Holt’s ‘The Shivering Sands’ was a life changing experience for Deanne. She decided she wanted to be a writer of Romance Novels. After marrying her high school sweetheart it became necessary to put her writing on hold while she raised her two children, but when she finally had some free time and extra money of her own she took a writing class meeting people who helped her believe she could actually be a writer. Writing is her second career that will carry her well into retirement.

Visit Deanne at her website,  Check out Deanne’s books here.

Daniel Willers

I was born in California, but my parents cruelly moved me to Iowa as a baby. I graduated from Iowa State University, where I met my beautiful wife and my best friends, so all is forgiven. A practicing engineer involved in the design of water and wastewater treatment systems, I love to figure out how things work. I live in Des Moines, Iowa with my lovely wife and fantastic daughters.

Visit Daniel at his website, Check out Daniel’s books here.

Jean Donahue

Jean Donahue

I raised my family and took care of my parents their last 4-1/2 years. Then I went back into the the work force and had the time to take writing courses, write columns and books.

I joined Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and Sisters in Crime (SINC) when I became interested in writing a murder mystery. While writing Murder in Mystique: Who Killed the Cult Member? I thoroughly investigated cultish behavior, and incorporated those behaviors in this story. I also researched ghosts and I changed my ghost because of that research. I’m in the process of finding an agent.

Previously I belonged to Romance Writers of America (RWA) and I wrote a column for RWA, Chapter Spotlight, for a year. After taking care of my parents I wrote a column for, Practical Caregiving, for 5-6 years. I also wrote a book about my experiences while taking care of my parents titled I Cared For You, Mom and Dad. I published it through Amazon.

I am writing fiction under the name Jean A. House. There are too many people named Jean Donahue and it causes problems with emails, websites, and other things.

Visit Jean at her website, Check out Jean’s book here.

Rachel Eliason

Rachel EliasonRachel Eliason is a transgender woman and writer born and raised in the Midwest. Her writing explores LGBT themes and characters who are different from those around them. She has three novels and a collection of short stories available on Amazon.

Rachel is a dynamic public speaker. She has spoken in a number of venues and on a wide range of issues. She has spoken to schools, colleges and at LGBT centers. She is available for both informal and formal speaking occasions. She can talk about her writing, transgender issues, LGBT issues, and some general tech issues.

Visit Rachel at her website, Check out Rachel’s books here.

RJ Eliason

Rachel Eliason writes fantasy and science fiction as RJ Eliason.

Visit RJ at her website, Check out RJ’s books here.

7 thoughts on “The Saturday Writers”

  1. Hi, there,

    My name is Molly Longman and I’m a magazine journalism student at Drake University. I’m looking to get in contact with Rachel Eliason to discuss her works for an article I’m writing. Please let me know if you have a phone number or email address for her. Thank you so much for all of your help!


    Molly Longman

    Drake Magazine Professionalism Blogger
    Drake RHA Publicity Co-Chair Head Intern | @MollDoll2013

    1. Hi Molly,

      Did you try reaching Rachel through her website? The link is in her bio above. You can use the Contact Form on her site to get in touch with her.


  2. Hello,
    I am looking for a writing class for my 9 year old. She loves to wrote stories and poems. Any suggestions for something in Des Moines or even online to develop her writing further?


  3. Hello,

    I work for the company that produces Mutual of Omaha’s Aha Moment campaign; check out to see what an aha moment is and the incredible stories we’ve filmed over the last several years.

    For the 6th year, we’re taking our 34-foot Airstream mobile film studio on the road again for the 2015 Aha Moment Tour, visiting 20 cities across America to capture inspirational, life-changing aha moments from folks all over the country. We are headed to Des Moines, IA on July 9th and 10th and would love to invite you and others at The Saturday Writers to share an aha moment, and how your life has changed since. It can be about your work, your family or other life experiences. You would just have to step into the Airstream studio for a few minutes and tell your story on film to our tour producer Jessica Henry. Your video will then be posted to, where you will be able to share it with your friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter!

    On July 9th and 10th from 10am to 6pm, we will be parked at the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309. Here is a map link to the location:

    We’d love to have you. Let me know as soon as possible and I can reserve your time slot.

    Many thanks!

    Olivia Lasky

    Follow the Tour:

  4. please share this submission opportunity with your membership, thank you.

    Award and festival winning playwright and poet seeks scripts. Looking for short, 1-20 minutes, baseball themed plays to accompany my play, DUGOUT MEMORIES, to make a complete evening of baseball theme plays. Currently have not set a deadline. No restrictions on content except plays must have a baseball theme. Contact Jerry-Mac Johnston with questions or submissions. Hard copies submit to 1438 S. Arcadia, Springfield, MO 65804 or email attachments to Jerry-Mac is a member of the Springfield (MO) Writer’s Guild.

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