The Writers

Our Current Members:

Vaughn_2006_BW-135x132Vaughn C. Hardacker has completed five novels and numerous short stories. He is a member of the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and has published short stories in three anthologies: Mouth Full of Bullets; Best of Year One,  My Teacher Is My Hero, and Deadfall, Level Best Books’ sixth annual anthology of New England crime and mystery stories. He is the author of Sniper and is under contract with Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. for another Mike Huston novel, The Fisherman.

He is a veteran of the U. S. Marines and served in Vietnam. He holds degrees from Northern Maine Technical College, the University of Maine and Southern New Hampshire University. See his blog for current news.

LarryLarry Bubar lives in Presque Isle, Maine. He has been writing for about twenty years. He writes mostly poetry but doesn’t consider himself a poet but a writer of humanistic verse for the common folk. He also has written children’s books.

His works include “The Adventures of Frank and Tom (The Ferret Brothers)”, “The Rainbow”, and books for counting and ABCs for children. He has also written “The Other Side of Midnight” and “Life isn’t Always a Bed of Roses” poetry books, as well as partaking in all six Breath books.

Michelle.2-115x132Michelle Lynn Carde currently lives in Caribou, Maine with her family. Throughout her childhood she involved herself in art and poetry. By the time she reached high school, Michelle had expanded her interest to writing short stories. In late 2005 she began writing her first fantasy novel. In 2010, while attending NMCC for English, Michelle became a member of Breathe, hoping to find help and advice for her work. That same year she was published in Breathe’s second book and later was published in Breathe 3, 4, and 5.

Some of her works include, To Journey’s EndThe KingThe  Royal Crow, Ashwood, and  Taken.  Hoping to someday publish her work internationally, Michelle continues to surround herself with inspiration to make her dream a reality.


VInce42-99x138Vince Michaud lives in Drummond, N.B., Canada, with his wife Wendy and their two cats, Jake and Elwood. He graduated from Polyvalente Thomas Albert in 1976. He worked in a warehouse most of his life and he’s newly retired.

Vince is a member of an online writing group where he met his wife. They both meet with the Breathe writer’s group in Caribou every week. He has his writing published in five anthologies.

He took part of an online Creative Writing Course and Poetry 311 from UMPI given by Dr. Melissa Crowe.  He loves to read and write in French and English.

Me_in_Florida-100x141Wendy L. Koenig lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with her writer husband, Vince Michaud, and her two cats, Jake and Elwood. She has been writing since a young child, filling spirals with poetry and short stories. Entering the USAF, she continued writing. It wasn’t until after the military, when she moved back to Illinois, that she began working on novels. It was also there that she began seeking publication.

Her first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. She attended University of Iowa, honing her craft in their famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, she has published and co-authored numerous books. Several of her novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues. See her website for current updates.

Connor writing at the Caribou Public Library for Breathe websiteConnor Albers, age thirteen, lives in Limestone, Maine, with his parents and younger sister.  He has been writing for fun since he was seven, and is now working on his first legitimate book series, The Trilogy of Four.  It is a fantasy story inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.



Heather Hunt is currently living in Frederick, Maryland but her base camp has changed states many times in the past two and a half decades. She has always been a storyteller though it wasn’t until her early teens that she relented and began writing the stories down. Since, she has written over a dozen novels though her early efforts might leave something to be desired. In high school and later in college, she began honing her skill through writing communities and classes.

Her works have graced many online literary magazines and the yearly Breathe Anthology. She is currently working hard at getting more material and learning as much as she can about everything, certain it will be useful somewhere down the line.

laura_portrait2-96x141Laura K. Mooney is a graduate from University of Maine, Presque Isle.  She is a teacher in New Orleans.


 cherie_in_a_buggy-96x147Cherie Black is a teacher in Scarborough, Maine.



Jessica Mayne lives in Georgia.


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