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Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals including New Flash Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by […]

Moreinos Schwartz

Leticia Moreinos Schwartz

Food for Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is not just a profession, but a lifetime passion. She was born in Brazil, where food is a cultural fascination. From a very young age, she surprised and delighted young and old with her culinary creations. Yet, there was no such thing as a career in food in Brazil, so […]


PW Singer

Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the […]


Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author books including the most recent, Miss Kopp Investigates and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a […]


Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His latest novel, Dracul, a prequel […]


Stephanie Storey

Stephanie Storey’s debut novel Oil and Marble was hailed as “tremendously entertaining” by The New York Times, was named one of Hudson Booksellers’ Best Books of 2016, is a Los Angeles Times and #1 Amazon bestseller, and is currently in development as a feature film by Pioneer Pictures. Her newest novel, Raphael, Painter in Rome, […]


Abby Hanlon

Abby Hanlon is the author and illustrator of Dory Fantasmagory, a series of chapter books for five to nine year olds, published by Dial/Penguin Random House. The first book in the series was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Parent’s Magazine. It won a Golden Kite Honor for Fiction and […]

Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Age of Miracles (2012), which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. This powerful debut follows a young girl and her family, who awake one morning to discover that the […]


Sue Inches

Since childhood, Sue Inches has envisioned a world that is com-passionate, inclusive and environmentally aware. This vision guided her throughout her schooling and a 25-year career in public policy. She served as Deputy Director of the Maine State Planning Office and as a Program Manager at the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Signature policy issues […]


Paris Mahdavi

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD is the incoming Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Montana. She is also currently the Dean of Social Sciences and Director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, Mahdavi was Acting Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the […]