Meet the Organizers
Host & Founder
Lynessa Layne is a certified copy editor, a formatter/graphic designer for Paper Raven Books, and a USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense with over 20 book signings and attended events under her belt.
She thrives on meeting readers, aspiring writers, authors and people from all walks of life. Lynessa looks forward to joining her passion for the writing world together with her favorite town in the United States, St. Augustine.
Co-host / Co-founder
A.J. Layne has a BA in Public Relations & Advertising from the University of Texas with an organizational management certificate from Harvard Business School.
He is a former Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief of Panorama Magazine, a once-upon-a-time Account Executive for a top 10 private firm in Washington D.C. and pro baseball community relations director.
After 24 years of service in the military, A.J. retired as a LCDR for the U.S. Navy where he took post as a Manufacturing & Reliability manager.
Now retired from his civilian job, too, A.J. pours himself into organizing Lynessa's author life as her personal assistant and dabbles in writing fiction in his spare time.