Bryan Searing


His characters are proof positive that Bryan pays close attention to the correlation created between quirks and personality. Drawn to stories of the Deep South, this debut novelist has been writing professionally for more than 25 years. His passion for international travel has provided a venue for many interesting stories, and he recently became a regular contributor to online publication, Future Travel ( As comfortable communicating in Korean or American Sign Language, Searing cooks up a mean pot of seafood gumbo. He and his wife live in Colorado along with their favorite critters: two daughters, one son and a chinchilla. 


AKALM is proud to represent Searing's historical fiction.


Donna Schlachter


Active in her writing community, Donna once thought her writing was her ministry. However, she now believes it is simply a tool for the ministry in which she has been placed. 


Donna has a passion for the written word and even (gasp) enjoys research. 


AKALM is honored to represent Donna's works of inspirational romance, romantic suspense, and mystery.


Coming soon:


The Pony Express Romance Collection: Historic Express Mail Route Delivers Nine Inspiring Romances


Release Date: April 1, 2017


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Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail cross-country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are up to the job. Faced with challenges of terrain, weather, hostile natives, sickness, and more, can these adventurous pioneers hold fast, and can they also find lasting love in the midst of daily trials?


Echoes of the Heart by Donna Schlachter
A mail order bride. A crippled stationmaster. No way out for either of them—except with each other. Can they surrender their hearts and find true love?

Jess R. Tackett


A 2011 MFA graduate of the Hollins University Graduate Program in Children’s Literature and high school English teacher, Jess primarily writes young adult fiction.  She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, son, and their crazy cat, Einstein.  She is an avid reader, coffee addict, total foodie, and runner.  Following Jess’s blog, you will delve into the confetti and crap that makes up her life.


AKALM is proud to represent Jess Tackett's Young Adult fiction.

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