Jack McDevitt is an American science fiction novelist. He has over 20 novels available in print, ebook, and audio, stories that frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology. McDevitt has won multiple awards including the International UPC Science Fiction award for Ships in the Night, a Nebula for Seeker, a Campbell Award for Omega, and the Robert Heinlein Lifetime Achievement Award.
Duana Welch is an author and relationship coach known for using social science to solve real-life issue. She is the original author of Love Factually, the first science-based dating book that guides men and women through every phase of dating, from before they meet until they make a commitment. Welch is also a contributor at Psychology Today and eHarmony and a professor teaching psychology at Austin, Texas universities.
Guy Finley is a best-selling self-help author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go, Relationship Magic, and more than 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over 2 million copies, in 26 languages, worldwide.
Joanne Reed is the author of This Is Your Quest – Your Mission: To Experience Happiness Along the Way. She has not made it yet to the New York Times Bestseller list and is wondering why she is being featured here, but as a storyteller, she has a lot to say. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves, and about others. She discovered the art of blogging a year ago and writes about anything that nourishes and educates the mind with a zest of philosophy, plenty of good vibes, and this little je ne sais quoi.
Jenna McCarthy is an internationally published author, speaker, and relationship expert. She has written more than a dozen funny books for kids and adults and is a sought-after keynote speaker at events across the country. McCarthy’s work has appeared in more than 60 magazines, on dozens of websites, and in several anthologies including the popular Chicken Soup series.
Gary Lachman AKA Gary Valentine is an author and musician. He came to prominence in the mid-1970s as the bass guitarist for rock band Blondie. Lachman has been a writer for over 30 years now and has written several books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness and the western esoteric tradition, to literature and suicide, and the history of popular culture.