Michelle McBeth


Michelle McBeth started writing fiction during the 2012 Nanowrimo contest, on a dare. She has published three books from her series “The Sphere Saga” and is working on completing the final book while also accumulating multiple other works in progress. She has a smattering of short stories and is thrilled that one was chosen to be published in the centennial anthology for the Virginia Writer’s Group.

Michelle lives in Alexandria, VA with her family where she spends her days working as an engineer for the Navy, and her nights engaging the other half of her brain as an author, actor, and creator. More information about Michelle and links to her works can be found on her website, You can also follow her occasional posts on Twitter.

Carolyn McBride

vice president

Carolyn is a native Virginian, born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Falls Church, Virginia. Her first novel (yet to be published) is immersed in the places she lives and loves, from the Occoquan River to the shores of south Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. She is a professional marketing and technology copywriter and has published travel articles as a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine and children’s nonfiction as a senior editor for National Geographic World magazine. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with an English degree and is completing an MFA in fiction writing from Lindenwood University. More information can be found on her website at


A.J. George


A.J. George is a CPA. He has been a member of the club since 2009 and has served as an officer since 2012. He is the author of both long and short fiction, and his novel The Sleeping God is a mystery thriller set in 1926. An avid historian and researcher, he enjoys reading and has a penchant for the Edwardian authors. When not reading or performing research, he can be found writing tales blended in the pages of the past.

Darius Jones


Darius Jones’s stories have appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review, Strangelet Journal, Fiction Vortex, and other places. He lives in Virginia and can usually be found at a local café writing his next piece.

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Nate Hoffelder


Nate has been helping people fix broken tech since 2010. He builds and repairs WordPress sites, and acts as a virtual IT department for authors. He also blogs about the Kindle and indie publishing. His site, The Digital Reader, has been mentioned on news sites such as the New York Times and Forbes.

Nate is the president of the Riverside Writers Club, and belongs to other clubs as well. When he’s not volunteering, he spends his time working on projects such as The Speaker Bureau, Book Fair Website, and Author Website in a Box.