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Alice Mattison’s new book, The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, was described as a “generous, empathetic writer’s companion” in a starred review in Kirkus. Publishers Weekly wrote, “Novice writers can do themselves (and us all) a favor by dipping into this practical primer.”…
Andy (“A.J.”) Gundell is a musician, composer, songwriter, teacher, music supervisor/director, music and audio producer, and music library creator/owner and publisher. He has that rare, versatile ability to create music and sound to picture, script, and library for TV, film, Internet, advertising, and musical theater… for other singers and recording artists… and for himself…
Fairfield County Writers’ Studio co-founder Carol Leonetti Dannhauser is a journalist and editor whose work appears in print, online and on television. She has written for dozens of national publications including the New York Times, American Health, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping and more; produced documentaries for PBS and National Geographic; and has been recognized by…
Christina Thompson is the editor of Harvard Review. She is the author of Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, an unusual and compelling combination of history and memoir, inspired by the author, Christina Thompson’s relationship with her Maori husband. Her essays and articles have appeared in numerous journals, including…
David Kuelz has written and consulted for game developers nationwide on titles including After, Grave Fall and NBA Escape. He founded Awkward Pegasus Studios in 2012 to publish his own games. He has taught classes and workshops on video game storytelling all across the Northeast, including for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop and Playcrafting. He…
Elizabeth Onusko is an award-winning poet, editor and teacher. Her debut collection, Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor, received the 2015 Bryant-Lisembee Book Prize and was published by Red Paint Hill in 2016. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Witness, Best New Poets 2015, Bennington Review, Fugue, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. She has co-founded two magazines, Guernica and Foundry,…
Kimberly Caldwell is a developmental and copy editor who has edited hundreds of novels and other works for authors; publishers; and a large, print-on-demand, self-publishing platform. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and business at Lehigh University and began her career at the New Haven Register, where she worked as a reporter, feature…
Marilyn Allen is a literary agent and partner in the Allen O’Shea Literary Agency. She represents many non-fiction authors, including two New York Times bestselling writers. She focuses in the areas of non-fiction, cooking, health, parenting, crafts, self-help, pop culture and business. Prior to becoming an agent, Marilyn spent 25 years working for various…
Patty Dann is a bestselling writer and the author of THE BUTTERFLY HOURS: Transforming Memories into Memoir, which was was chosen as one of the “Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers Magazine. Patty is the author of THE GOLDFISH WENT ON VACATION: A Memoir of Loss, and THE BABY BOAT: A Memoir of…
Sophfronia Scott grew up in Lorain, Ohio, a hometown she shares with author Toni Morrison. She holds a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She began her career as an award-winning magazine journalist for Time, where she co-authored the groundbreaking cover story “Twentysomething,” the first study…
Stephanie Lehmann’s novel “Aster Place Vintage” (Simon and Schuster) was selected by Library Journal as a best novel in 2013, and by Kirkus Reviews for best summer reading. Her earlier novels are “The Art of Undressing” (Penguin), “You Could do Better” (Penguin), “Are You In the Mood” (Kensington), and “Thoughts While Having Sex” (Kensington)….
Victoria Sherrow is the author of more than 150 books for children and teens, published by Harper, Macmillan, Scholastic, National Geographic, Golden Books, Henry Holt, and others. She has also written numerous short stories, articles, poems, and activity books for different age groups. Victoria’s books have received numerous starred reviews and awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award,…