Ambassador Board

Georgeanne Hall

Georgann Hall, Membership Director

Georgann does editing and handles the marketing for Parachuting Publishing. She’s a retired teacher and is learning everything she can about the publishing and authoring business. Her website is >

Melody Jones

Melody Jones, Director of Social Media

Melody Jones, owner of Melody Jones | Social Media Management Services, takes care of the day-to-day so you don’t have to. She’s your social media aspirin, here to make managing an author’s social media presence as painless as possible.

Working from a philosophy of partnership, Melody knows the most successful results begin with clear communication and offers an extensive initial consultation designed to gain a thorough understanding of client mission, goals, marketing strategy, social media efforts, frustrations, and successes. To connect with Melody, join her on Facebook at

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Sharon Worrell

Co-Author of the award winning book, Sexual Addiction—One Couple’s Journey to Discover the Strategies for Healing and the soon-to-be-released ebook: Think Different—Be Different: How Reframing Perceptions Can Change Your Life.

President of Non-Profit: Strategies for Healing Hearts—Restoring Individuals and Families Wounded by Addiction and Abuse

Vice-President of Strategies for Healing, Inc. A counseling ministry committed to integrating body, soul & spirit—employing innovative tools assisting individuals, couples and families seeking answers to complex issues with trauma, fears, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and emotional roadblocks by exposing, educating and empowering.

Since becoming associated with Author U, Sharon and her husband Gary have learned the business of becoming authors and speakers–enhancing their abilities to reach people with their message. Author U has been a key part of that learning curve; without which the outcome would have been very different.

Linda Lane

Linda Lane, Director and Editor of The Author Resource ezine

As the principal in Pen & Sword Publishers Ltd., Linda Lane expands and defines the editor’s role in today’s publishing marketplace.  An outgrowth of Edit et Cetera Ltd. and Stepping Stones Press, it broadened their horizons to incorporate new technologies such as ebooks, readers (Kindle, etc.), and other innovations that promote reading and writing.

In addition to editing and layout, she offers book cover and interior design, writing and editing workshops, along with substantive editing and ghostwriting services and traditional editing services. She has served as editor of other publishing newsletters in addition to being on the ground floor to create The Author’s Resource.

Linda is also the author of Treacherous Tango.

Shannon Parish

Shannon Parish, Newsletter Layout Artist, Cartoonist, Graphic Recorder

Shannon Parish has worked with professional speakers, authors and writers, small businesses, and non-profits for over 30 years. She understands the needs and importance of providing a variety of services and loves working with authors and seeing their books flourish. Connect with her at Shannon Parish.

John Maling, Editor and Indexer  Ashography Event Photography

Publisher of Mile High Press, Editor and Author John Maling has had his hands, and eyes, into the art of writing and authoring since he can remember. Several of the books that he’s edited have won multiple awards, including his own book, Have You Ever Held a Mountain? Information on his editing is at The Book Shepherd and Mile High Press.