SEAN RUSSELL

Sean Russell is currently on the writing staff of IFC’s Maron, now in its third season. Sean also was a writer on Scrubs. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Sean’s real education in screenwriting comes from working in the writers rooms of some of the last...Read More »


LISA JAKUB

Lisa Jakub is a writer, speaker and retired actor. Her memoir, You Look Like That Girl, was published in June 2015 by Beaufort Books, and she is working on her next book. Lisa’s writing has been featured in Newsweek, Today.com, Huffington Post, NY Daily News, DailyMail, LA Times, Yahoo,...Read More »


WHITNEY MOSS

Whitney Moss is a professional blogger and the co-creator of RookieMoms.com and 510Families.com, both well-trafficked websites for parents. Her first title, *The Rookie Mom’s Handbook* was published by Quirk Books in 2008 based on the content from her blog, and a second book, *Stuff Every Mom Should Know* was...Read More »


MARK LUKACH

Mark Lukach has been published in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Wired, among others. He is currently working on a memoir based on his article “My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward” from Pacific Standard, which will be published by...Read More »


ARREE CHUNG

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of the popular picture book, “Ninja!”, which has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal and has been named one of Amazon’s best books for 2014. “Ninja!” was also named one of NPR’s best children’s books of 2014. “Ninja!, Attack...Read More »


DON REED

Don Reed (NPR’s Snap Judgment, Showtime, Comedy Central) is a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright. He has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. Don’s 5 solo shows have run a total of 7...Read More »


ANTHONY KING

Anthony King is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, and performer. He has developed television shows for CBS, A&E & AMC and has written for shows like Broad City (Comedy Central), Playing House (USA), Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix), Best Friends Forever (NBC) and more. He co-wrote the Off-Broadway show, GUTENBERG!...Read More »


WAYNE POWERS

Wayne Powers is creator-director and executive producer whose credits include The Italian Job and The Deep Blue Sea. He was the creator and executive producer of Showtime’s Out of Order starring Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and William H Macy. He has sold 11 TV pilots, 8 movie scripts and...Read More »


REBECCA PARKS FERNANDEZ

Rebecca Parks Fernandez is a writer, editor and consultant. She is currently a principal and editorial director of Parks Fernandez, a Los Angeles based firm, specializing in branding, publicity, and social media. She has worked with several celebrities to launch and maintain digital lifestyle brands and has more than...Read More »


ISAAC APTAKER

Isaac Aptaker was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he writes for film and television with his writing partner, Elizabeth Berger. The two are currently producers on NBC’s About a Boy and have written for half-hour series such as ABC’s The Neighbors, MTV’s I...Read More »


ROB LUCHOW

Rob Luchow began his career as an assistant to a TV literary agent at the Broder Webb Chervin Silberman Agency. From there, he assisted the President of TV at The Mark Gordon Co. working on such shows as GREY’S ANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS, ARMY WIVES, and REAPER and transitioned...Read More »


MIKE ELLIS

Mike Ellis received his BFA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts and an MFA in Screenwriting from AFI. He has sold projects to Disney, Fine Line Films, Savoy Pictures and Destination Pictures. Sony pictures made his first movie, “THE WEDDING PLANNER,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew...Read More »


LIANA AGHAJANIAN

Liana Aghajanian is a freelance journalist based between Southern California and the United Kingdom with an interest in issues, people and places on the fringes of society. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, BBC, Al Jazeera America and Los Angeles magazine, among...Read More »


MELISSA CHADBURN

Melissa has written for Guernica, Buzzfeed, Poets & Writers, Salon, McSweeney’s, Tin House, The Rumpus, American Public Media’s Marketplace, Al Jazeera America and dozens other places. Her essay, “The Throwaways,” received notable mention in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her first novel, A Tiny Upward Shove,...Read More »


THAO LE

Thao Le is an agent at the Dijkstra Literary Agency and is looking for adult sci-fi/fantasy/horror, NA (new adult), YA (young adult), and MG (middle grade). She enjoys both gritty, dark narratives and fantastically quirky stories. She is also looking for light-hearted, funny, and moving contemporary YAs with a...Read More »


DAVY ROTHBART

Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and the author of a book of personal essays, My Heart Is An Idiot, and a collection of stories, The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ Magazine and...Read More »


SARAH TOMLINSON

Sarah Tomlinson’s personal essays, music criticism, and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Marie Claire, MORE, Salon.com, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. She has ghostwritten twelve books, including two uncredited New York Times bestsellers. Her father-daughter memoir, GOOD GIRL, is due from...Read More »


MATT ZINMAN

Matthew Zinman is a television writer/producer who moved out to California after graduating from Syracuse University. He worked as a production assistant on numerous cancelled shows before landing a gig as the showrunners’ assistant at How I Met Your Mother during season three. By season five...Read More »


CRAIG GERARD

Craig Gerard grew up in Long Island, New York and attended Syracuse University where he graduated with a degree in Television, Radio and Film. He started as the writer’s production assistant for the first season of How I Met Your Mother and was able to rise through the ranks,...Read More »


J RYAN STRADAL

J. Ryan Stradal is the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Viking, July 2015). In November 2014, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society awarded Kitchens of the Great Midwest first prize in their annual novel competition, and so far, it has been acquired for publication overseas in seven countries....Read More »


ELNA BAKER

Elna Baker is a writer and comedic storyteller. She’s appeared on This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, BBC Radio 4, All Things Considered, WTF with Marc Maron, Studio 360, The Joy Behar Show and in the book The Moth: 50 true stories. She’s written for ELLE, Glamour,...Read More »


EMILY CUNNINGHAM

Emily Cunningham is an Associate Editor at Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, where she has worked for more than four years. She edits narrative nonfiction, including history, biography, memoir, reportage, science, and more. Recent or forthcoming titles include Jacob Silverman’s Terms of Service, Linda Hervieux’s Forgotten, and Stanley...Read More »


MATTHEW SPECKTOR

Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book about the motion picture The Sting. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s The Believer, Tin House, Black Clock, and Salon.com, among other...Read More »


PAT CHARLES

Pat Charles has written on Sons of Anarchy for F/X, has been a writer and producer on Bones for FOX and a writer and supervising producer on Resurrection for ABC. He has also developed and sold pilots to HBO and Showtime. Pat is a graduate of the University...Read More »


ROBYN SCHNEIDER

Robyn Schneider is the author of the internationally bestselling young adult novel THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, published by HarperCollins, which has been translated widely and has received major critical acclaim as an iTunes Editor’s Pick, a B&N Teen Buyer’s Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Indie...Read More »


LAUREN GUSSIS

Lauren Gussis is a successful television writer known most notably for her work on all eight seasons of Showtime’s DEXTER, where over the course of the series she worked her way up from staff writer to co-executive producer. Network credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer produced E-RING at NBC,...Read More »


ROBBIE FOX

Robbie Fox has sold over 60 projects to the major studios and has written over 12 produced films. His entree into Hollywood was writing and directing “The Great O’Grady”, an award- winning short for Columbia Pictures and Showtime. His original screenplays include “So I Married An Axe-Murderer” with Mike...Read More »


AMELIA GRAY

Amelia Gray is the author of “AM/PM” (Featherproof Books) and “Museum of the Weird” (FC2), for which she won the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize. Her first novel, “THREATS”, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), was long listed for the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. Her collection Gutshot (FSG) will...Read More »


LIZA PALMER

Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author of six novels, including her first book, “Conversations with the Fat Girl”, which has been optioned for series by HBO. “Conversations with the Fat Girl” became an international bestseller its first week in publication, as well as hitting Number 1 on the...Read More »


PAM MURPHY

Pam Murphy is a writer, actor and comedian who has been performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in NY and LA since 2003. You can currently see Pam perform every Friday night at the UCB Theatre with You’re F’ed Up Family and in various other shows. Pam...Read More »


RON KOERTGE

Ron Koertge is an award-winning author of over 19 novels and 16 books of poetry. Ron’s poetry has been included twice in The Best American Poetry. He won multiple ALA awards for his YA fiction and has gotten several Booklist started reviews. He also received the P.E.N. prize for...Read More »


REBECCA FRAZER

Rebecca Frazier is an Executive Editor for Disney Publishing Worldwide specializing in new IP. In the past, she was an Editorial Director for Hachette’s Children’s Books. As well, she has worked as an Editor for Simon and Schuster, and an associate editor for Golden Books at Random House.

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MONICA HOLLOWAY

Monica Holloway is the critically acclaimed author of the memoir “Driving With Dead People”, described by Newsweek as “unforgettable,” christened by Glamour as “a classic,” and deemed “irresistible” by the Washington Post. Monica has also written articles and essays for Psychology Today, Parents, Parent Guide Magazine, amongst other publications....Read More »


JESSIE ROSEN

Jessie Rosen is a writer/producer. Jessie works as a freelance fashion and entertainment writer for E! Online. She recently sold a YA novel to James Frey’s publishing company, Full Fathom Five. Jessie’s blog, 20-Nothings.com, was named a Top 25 Blog by TIME magazine and among the Top 100 Websites...Read More »


JENN FUJIKAWA

A former architectural designer turned blogger, Jenn Fujikawa has been blogging in Los Angeles for over 10 years. Her unique family dinners and geeky baking on the website www.justjennrecipes.com have been featured on Star Wars.com, LATimes online, LA Weekly online, io9, Nerdist and most recently on the cover of...Read More »


ABBY SHER

Abby Sher is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her essays and articles have also appeared in Modern Love: Tales of Love and Obsession, Behind the Bedroom Door, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Self, Jane, Elle, Elle UK, Marie Claire, Psychology Today, The Medium, xoJane, The...Read More »


MARC COOPER

Guest instructor Marc Cooper is an award winning journalist, author and professor who has reported on politics and culture from across the country and around the world for four decades. His articles, interviews and essays have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from The New Yorker, The Atlantic,...Read More »


SARA BENINCASA

Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian and author of the books “Great” and “Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom” from William Morrow (a division of Harper Collins), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Sara has sold Agorafabulous to a major cable network...Read More »


TIPHANIE YANIQUE

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press, and the novel Land of Love and Drowning, which will be published by Riverhead/Penguin on July 10th. Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction,...Read More »


CHAD SNOPEK

Chad Snopek is a manager, producer and former agent who represents screenwriters in both TV and Film. His clients include Mark Friedman (Executive Producer, NBC’s “Believe”, co-creator, “The Following”) who has written features for Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller and Sam Jackson, Pablo Fenjves (“Man on a Ledge”) who recently...Read More »


SAM ERNST

Sam Ernst is the co-creator/executive producer of SyFy Network’s HAVEN, based on a book by Stephen King.  Haven is currently in production on Seasons 5 and 6.  Sam has been on staff for THE DEAD ZONE, which aired for 5 seasons on the USA network.  He’s currently consulting producer...Read More »


D.J. MACHALE

D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, he has published 20 books he wrote from scratch and another 14 that have been published as novelizations or spin offs of his TV shows and book series. His...Read More »


ERIC BEETNER

Eric Beetner is the author of “The Devil Doesn’t Want Me,” “Dig Two Graves”, “White Hot Pistol,” “The Year I Dies Seven Times,” “Stripper Pole At The End Of The World,” ” Split Decision,” and “A Mouth Full Of Blood.” He has published over 60 short stories online and...Read More »


HEATHER ANNE CAMPBELL

Heather Anne Campbell is a writer and voice actress for FOX’s ADHD, and is the newest cast member of CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway. Her credits include Saturday Night Live and Drew Carey’s Improv-a-Ganza, Incredible Crew on Cartoon Network, MADtv, Boom Chicago, and The Groundlings Sunday Company. She...Read More »


RACHEL BLOOM

Rachel Bloom is a comedian who has written for Robot Chicken, Allen Gregory, and The People’s Choice Awards. Rachel sold a musical sitcom to Showtime called “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and is currently developing it with Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, All American Girl). She has also been named...Read More »


ANNA DAVID

Anna David has written for The New York Times, The LA Times, Details, Playboy, People, Cosmo, Us Weekly, Redbook, Maxim, Movieline, Women’s Health, Vice, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post,...Read More »


BOB CARLSON

Bob Carlson an award winning audio producer, musician and broadcaster.  He’s the host and producer of UnFictional, a weekly program of unusual stories and compelling personal documentaries airing on KCRW radio, and podcast on KCRW.com. During his long career at KCRW, he served as director of production and shaped...Read More »


DAISY EAGAN

Daisy Eagan has written and performed three one-woman shows, “Still Daisy After All These Years”, and “Daisy Eagan:  F@*K Off.  I Love You.”, and, most recently, “One for my Baby.” Her shows have played to packed houses in New York City and Los Angeles. Daisy Eagan is the youngest...Read More »


AMBER BENSON

Amber Benson is a writer, director, actor and maker of things. Her latest book, The Witches of Echo Park, was released this January from Penguin. She wrote the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin and the middle grade book, Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. She...Read More »


TAYLOR MARTINDALE

Taylor Martindale is a literary agent with Full Circle Literary, actively acquiring fiction and non-fiction projects. She began agenting with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where she studied English and Hispanic Studies. Taylor is looking for young adult...Read More »


CHRIS REED

Christopher Reed has sold 5 original screenplays and written 6 other screenplays under contract to various studios including Sony Pictures and Nickelodeon with his writing partner, Cynthia Carle. Chris’s screenwriting career began at Disney Feature Animation where he wrote the feature screenplay, JAGUAR, a concept that would later become...Read More »


JASON GROTE

Jason Grote’s television writing credits include “Mad Men,” “Hannibal,” and “Smash.” As a playwright, his work has been produced and developed at Lincoln Center, Sundance, The O’Neill, Playwrights’ Horizons, Woolly Mammoth, New York Theater Workshop, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, The Denver Center, Center Theatre Group, BAM, UCLA’s Center for...Read More »


NIKKI LEVY

A seasoned development executive, Nikki Levy served as Vice President of Wedge Works, a feature film production company with a deal at Fox Animation where she developed the animated film, EPIC. Prior to that, she was Director of Development at Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment where she...Read More »


MARC AMBINDER

Marc Ambinder is an American editor and journalist, editor-at-large of The Week, a contributing editor at GQ and at The Atlantic. Until December 31, 2011 he was the White House correspondent at the National Journal. He previously worked at ABC News and was chief political consultant to CBS News...Read More »


ROBIA RASHID

Robia Rashid was a writer/producer on the hit CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” for four years. Her first writing job was on NBC’s “Will and Grace” and she’s written on shows such as “Camp,” “The Loop,” and “Aliens in America.” She also co-wrote the movie “Fired Up.”...Read More »


GLORIA CALDERÓN KELLETT

Gloria Calderón Kellett is currently a writer on iZombie. Before that, she was a supervising producer and writer on the ABC series “MIXOLOGY”, a writer and co-producer on the CBS series, “How I Met Your Mother” for three seasons, during which she won an Alma Award for Outstanding Script....Read More »


MICHAEL SALTZMAN

Michael Saltzman is currently a writer on AMC’s “Hell on Wheels.” He was a writer and Consulting Producer on the multi-Emmy-winning AMC drama, “Mad Men” for two seasons. He has written for numerous TV shows, including NBC’s “Wings,” CBS’s “Murphy Brown,” and NBC’s “The Naked Truth.” He ran “Murphy...Read More »


NASTARAN DIBAI

Nastaran Dibai has written on and executive produced shows such as “Friends With Better Lives” (premiering on CBS on March 31), “Happily Divorced”, “Hope & Faith”, “According to Jim”, “3rd Rock From The Sun”, “The Nanny”, and “Living Single”, amongst others. She was also the showrunner on the Reba...Read More »


JOEY GUTIERREZ

Joey Gutierrez has written on and executive produced shows such as “Raising Hope”, “Married with Children”, “Murphy Brown”, “Norm”, “The Drew Carey Show”, and “Yes Dear”, amongst others. A former stand-up comedian, he also wrote many of Jerry’s routines in the early seasons of “Seinfeld”. He was the showrunner...Read More »


DAN GREGOR

Dan Gregor is currently a writer on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”. He’s previously written for E! “TV Wasteland” sketch project, and Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV”. He’s written and sold six pilots for NBC, ABC, Fox, CW, FX, and based off his long running Upright Citizens Brigade stage sketch...Read More »


COLE KAZDIN

Cole Kazdin’s is a three-time Moth GrandSLAM champion and storyteller in Los Angeles. Cole tells stories all over the country, and tours with the The Moth’s Mainstage. Her essays and stories have been published in The New York Times Modern Love column, Salon, Yoga Journal, Smith Magazine, ABC News...Read More »


AMIIRA RUOTOLA-BEHRENDT

Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt is the co-author of “It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken”, “It’s Just a F***ing Date” with her husband Greg Behrendt. Along with collaborating with her husband Greg Behrendt on “He’s Just Not That Into You”, she also produced “The Greg Behrendt Show” and “Greg Behrendt’s Wake...Read More »


NEIL KATCHER

Neil Katcher is a writer and producer. He is currently the Executive Producer of “Mortified“, a grassroots storytelling project where adults share the strange and embarrassing things they created as kids. He is the producer of feature-length documentary, “Mortified Nation” and co-creator of “The Mortified Sessions” on Sundance Channel. ...Read More »


DAVID NADELBERG

David Nadelberg is a writer, interviewer and producer. He is best known as the creator of “Mortified”, a grassroots storytelling project where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids. Over the course of a decade, he grew “Mortified” into storytelling project that includes stage shows in ten cities, two books, a...Read More »


GREG BEHRENDT

Greg Behrendt is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys”, with Liz Tuccillo and later adapted “He’s Just Not That Into You” into a film by the same name. He also co-authored “It’s Called a...Read More »


NATHAN DEUEL

Nathan Deuel is an award-winning journalist and former editor of Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. He has contributed essays, fiction, and criticism to Harper’s, GQ, The New York Times, The New Republic, Financial Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Bon Appetit, The Paris Review, Salon, Slate, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review,...Read More »


JOHN SKIPP

John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor turned award-winning filmmaker. He co-authored the fifth installment of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise with writing partner Craig Specktor and is also the New York Times best-selling writer of the Splatter Punk Classic “The Light at the...Read More »


FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK

Francesca Lia Block (author of the “Dangerous Angels” series) is renowned for her over 30 ground breaking novels. Her postmodern, magic-realist tales transport readers through the harsh, gritty landscapes of contemporary life to transcendent realms of the senses where love is always our saving grace. Born in Los Angeles,...Read More »


CECIL CASTELUCCI

A recent recipient of two Macdowell Fellowships and the Launchpad space science workshop, Cecil Castellucci is the award-winning author of six young adult novels, three graphic novels, and one picture book, “Grandma’s Gloves,” which won the California Book Award Gold Medal for juvenile literature. Her works include “Boy Proof”...Read More »


ELISE CAPRON

Elise Capron is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency–proclaimed by the LA Times and Newsweek as “the most powerful literary” agency in the West. They represent bestselling fiction and non-fiction authors, such as Amy Tan, Lisa See, and Maxine Hong Kingston, and many more. Some of Elise’s...Read More »


MAUREEN MCHUGH

Maureen McHugh has written two collections of short stories and four novels, including “China Mountain Zhang” which was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula award and won the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Her latest short story collection, “After the Apocalypse” (Small Beer Press), was one of...Read More »


VICTOR LEVIN

Victor Levin has written for numerous TV shows, including AMC’s “Mad Men”, NBC’s “Mad About You,” which he ran in its final two seasons, HBO’s “Dream On” and that network’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” He has shared Emmy nominations for Mad Men, Mad About You and Sanders, and PGA...Read More »


NATASHA VARGAS-COOPER

Natasha Vargas-Cooper is a journalist whose essays and articles have been published in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian,Wall Street Journal, GQ, The New Republic, Out, Spin, The New Statesman, New York Magazine, The Telegraph, Los Angeles Magazine, BookForum, Russia GQ, The Morning News, Pacific...Read More »

LAUREN WEEDMAN

Lauren Weedman is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. (“Homecoming”, “Amsterdam”, “If Ornaments Had Lips”, “Huu”, “Rash”, “Wreckage”, “Bust”, “No You. . .Shutup”, “What Went Wrong”). Her first show, “Homecoming” went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. “Bust”, about her...Read More »


BRETT PAESEL

Brett Paesel’s stories, essays, and articles have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, More magazine, Self, Family Fun, amongst other publications. In addition, she was a contributing editor to Parents and Wondertime (where she was also a beauty and wellness columnist). Brett is...Read More »


ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN

Erin Aubry Kaplan is an award-winning essayist, journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. She is currently a contributing editor to the op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times, and from 2005 to 2007 was a weekly columnist the first black...Read More »


LAUREN STRASNICK

 

Lauren Strasnick’s debut novel, “Nothing Like You” (Simon Pulse/S&S, 2009), was a RWA RITA award finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance. Her second novel, “Her and Me and You” (Simon Pulse/S&S, 2010), was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. “Then You...Read More »


ROB GOKEE

 

Rob Gokee is the author of the “In the Belly of the Fail Whale: How Twitter Changed My Life In One Year” an autobiographical account of his life as a film and television composer, and how drastically his life changed over a 12 month period by marketing...Read More »


DC PIERSON

DC Pierson is a comedian, author, and actor. His first novel, “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep And Never Had To” (Vintage Contemporary) won an Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for teen readers from the American Library Association. His second book, “Crap Kingdom” was published March...Read More »


REYNA GRANDE

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. Her works have...Read More »


JAMES SCOTT BELL

James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of “Plot & Structure”, and thrillers like “Deceived”, “Try Dying”, “Watch Your Back”, and “One More Lie” (International Thriller Writers Award finalist). Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He graduated...Read More »


BEN LOORY

Ben Loory’s fables and tales have appeared online and in print in journals of all shapes and sizes, including Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Antioch Review, The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, The Rattling Wall, Quick Fiction, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. They have also...Read More »


BJ ROBBINS

BJ Robbins opened her Los Angeles-based agency in 1992 after a multi-faceted career in book publishing, first in publicity at Simon & Schuster and later as Marketing Director and then Senior Editor at Harcourt. Her agency represents quality fiction, both literary and commercial, and general...Read More »


ERIC HISS

Award-winning travel writer Eric Hiss regularly navigates the world in search of unexpected and enlightening stories. In a career spanning nearly two decades, he has contributed to dozens of publications and websites, including the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Los Angeles Times, Delta Sky, Los Angeles...Read More »


W. PETER ILIFF

Having sold or been hired to write over 50 film and TV projects for six figure fees, Peter Iliff has written under contract for nearly every major studio and TV network in Hollywood. He broke into Hollywood’s A-List while working as a waiter,...Read More »