Lara Bernhardt

Lara Bernhardt (Editor-in-Chief) is a writer, editor, actress, and singer. Her impressive stage credits include Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. She is also a professional audiobook producer and has read more than two dozen of them. Her first novel is titled Shadow of the Taj.


Kadey Bernhardt

Kadey Bernhardt (Managing Editor) is a writer and editor and a Professional Writing student at the University of Oklahoma. She handles the day to day operations at Conclave as well as supervising the layout and design.


William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt (Publisher) is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of novels, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently being adapted into a miniseries, a book of poetry (The White Bird), and a series of books on fiction writing. He has been nominated for the Oklahoma Book Award fourteen times, and has received the Southern Writers Guild Gold Medal Award. In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writing Center, hosting writing workshops and small-group seminars across the nation. His monthly eBlast, The Red Sneaker Writers Newsletter, reaches over twenty thousand people.