Daniel Gutierrez is an international best-selling author, speaker, mindful leadership expert, and master life/business coach. He is the Director and Owner of Catalina Retreat Center, a private, all-inclusive retreat nestled in the Andes mountains with a unique connection to the indigenous people of Peru and the Andean culture. Gutierrez is a beloved mentor, intuitive coach, and sought-after motivational speaker, whose style of coaching is direct yet caring and stems from a place of wisdom, love, peace, and tranquility.
David Putnam is a bestselling critically acclaimed author and retired law enforcement officer. He has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement where he was trained by the FBI and Secret Service in Executive Protection and Defensive Driving. Putnam now spends most of his time writing crime fiction, thriller, and mystery novels and was particularly famous for writing the Bruno Johnson series.
David Galef is a fiction writer, critic, poet, translator, and essayist. He has been a writer for 40 years now and has published over fifteen books, from novels and short story collections and children’s books to poetry books, criticism, and translation. Some of his most notable works are his third novel entitled How to Cope with Suburban Stress which is one of Kirkus’ 30 Best Books of 2007 and his second short story collection, My Date with Neanderthal Woman which won Dzanc Books’ inaugural short story collection prize. Galef’s latest book is Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook.
Carol Adams is a feminist scholar and activist whose written work explores the cultural construction of overlapping and interconnected oppressions, as well as the ethics of care. Adams’s first book, The Sexual Politics of Meat, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. She is also the author of Burger, in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series, and co-author with Virginia Messina of Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time, and of many other books. She is also working on a memoir of her mother based on her essay from the New York Times, Finding Myself in My Mother’s Calendars.
Anne Bogel is an author, host of the podcast What Should I Read Next, and the creator of the popular blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, a lifestyle blog for nerds who appreciate Anne’s modus operandi of approaching old, familiar ideas from new and fresh angles. Bogel writes frequently about books and reading and her most recent book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life explores the way our books shape, define, enchant, and even sometimes infuriate us is a perfect gift for any bibliophile.
Dean Wesley Smith is considered as one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction. He is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer who has published over two hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction books. At the moment, he produces novels in four major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the old west, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the cold case mystery series, Cold Poker Gang series, and the superhero series staring Poker Boy.
Charles Harris is an experienced, award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV, and best-selling author. He is one of Britain’s most respected script consultants and a co-founder of the first screenwriters workshop in the world, the London Screenwriters Workshop (Now Euroscript). Aside from being a talented film-maker and writer, Harris is also a martial arts black belt.
Charlie Holmberg is an award-winning, best-selling, and internationally published fantasy and romance novelist. She is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling Paper Magician series and the Amazon Charts bestselling Spellbreaker series. Holmberg was a 2016 RITA Award finalist for Young Adult Romance, and The Fifth Doll, winner of the 2017 Whitney Award for Speculative Fiction.
Cora Harrington is an author and intimate apparel industry expert. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Lingerie Addict, the largest lingerie blog and one of the few fashion blogs dedicated exclusively to intimate apparel. Harrington specialized in trend reporting, branding, digital and social media, and overall lingerie industry insights.