Doug spent over 15 years as a corporate journalist, producer, and internal communications coordinator for a global management consulting firm. Beyond his ever-growing writing career, he continues to work as a professional theatre director. Dagorhir is fast-paced full-contact medieval style combat with padded weapons. We use swords, shields, spears, axes, grappling, offensive shield work, archery, and more! No spells or classes, just straight up sword bashing.
Ndibe lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children. In , Women in Film presented Nevins with a Lucy Award for her outstanding achievements in advancing documentary filmmaking. In , the National Board of Review presented her with the Humanitarian Award for her contribution to the advancement of social reforms and the promotion of human welfare through film. Christine is working on a memoir and the first chapter of it will be published as an essay in "The Seventh Wave", an arts and literary magazine this fall.
She currently teaches secondary English and runs regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children. Jamie Pope is a teacher, writer and the author of over twenty romance and women's fiction novels. She first fell in love with reading when her mother placed a romance novel in her hand at the age of thirteen. When she's not working her day job or writing, she loves binge watching her favorite shows or shopping for a new pair of shoes. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.
Reynolds photo credit: Kia Chenelle. Sara Richard is an Eisner-nominated artist and illustrator. Bella Rizzi lives in Westport CT. She is a junior at Staples High School. She enjoys science, cooking and acting. She is a first-degree black belt in Kempo Karate.
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She likes characters that overcome obstacles, embrace differences and perform heroic deeds. Bella was born with Down syndrome. It has never stopped her from achieving anything she puts her mind to. Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University and worked for a large construction firm before turning to fiction.
Susan L. Kiki and Jacques Holiday House, explores the friendship between a Somali refugee girl and boy from Maine, and the upcoming Searching for Lottie Holiday House, is a contemporary Holocaust mystery about a girl searching for the relative she was named after. Husbands And Other Sharp Objects is her second novel.
Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than twenty-five years. She enjoys speaking at book festivals and community events. Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the "forbidden" romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types.
Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin' with the boy next door.
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Now a full-time author, Riley's first thriller, Final Girls , was a national and international bestseller that has been sold in 25 languages. A film version is being developed by Anonymous Content and Universal Pictures. She lives in Westport with her family. She worked for Sackett Street Writers in Brooklyn, NY as a fiction instructor and manuscript consultant before moving to Westport, CT with husband and two young children.
He is a regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics. He likes doughnuts, enjoys comedy, and makes sure he drinks plenty of water. A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related e-mails way more than she was probably supposed to. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single but looking status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict.
Alex will be co-writing Lethal Lit, a new fictional crime podcast launching this fall from iHeart Media. He has a wide variety of experience in the nonprofit, entrepreneurial, and sport industries. His endeavors often focus on how sport both affects and reflects society, and many of his projects originate at the intersection of social impact and sport.
Outside of this film, he currently offers nonprofit consulting, video production, and does part-time project work for the NBA. Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. Jessica Speart is an investigative journalist whose focus is on wildlife law enforcement and endangered species issues.
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After graduating from Spelman college, she worked extensively in teen mentoring, and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work. He manages WWE's creative content initiatives and presentation across the web, branded apps, YouTube the 2 most watched channel on the platform and all social channels, from Facebook to Snapchat.
A New York Times Bestselling author, Craig is focused on the communication of ideas and narrative in storytelling. R J Theodore is hellbent on keeping herself busy. Seriously folks, if she has two spare minutes to rub together at the end of the day, she invents a new project with which to occupy them. She lives in New England with her family, enjoys design, illustration, podcasting, binging on many forms of visual and written media, napping with her cats, and cooking. She is passionate about art and coffee.
Robert Tomaino is writer, editor and consultant. For more than seventeen years, he has provided editorial support, guidance and strategic consultation to medical nonprofits, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Robert has extensive experience writing about rare disorders for both patients and physicians.
Robert also understand the unique needs of patients in the rare disease community and works to foster better communication and understanding between these diverse groups and the industry representatives who work with them. Robert has edited news stories, feature news stories, physician reports, patient narratives, medical reports, brochures, pamphlets, presentations, medication inserts and more.
He has provided developmental critiques for several fiction novels and numerous medical reports, brochures and textbooks that have gone on to be published. When he breaks away from deciphering medical jargon, Robert writes fiction, from the fantastical to the urbane. The occasional poem may worm its way onto a blank canvas as well. Robert is also a fully ordained online minister who has officiated three weddings, including one in Zimbabwe. He spends time regaling his niece and nephew with stories of his youth before pumping them full of ice cream and shipping them back to their parents.
Her next novel, The Night Before , will be released in May, Prior to her writing career, Wendy practiced family law, having earned her J. Wendy is currently writing her fourth thriller and managing a busy household in Southern Connecticut. Sam Weller is a national bestselling author, a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner and the authorized biographer of the legendary Ray Bradbury. Weller worked with Bradbury closely for 12 years and was granted unprecedented access to his inner-sanctum. Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over books for children and adults. Many have been translated into more than thirty languages and have become successful animated television series that are enjoyed by children all over the world.
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The total sales of his books have exceeded 42 million copies worldwide. Ashley Woodfolk has loved reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She writes from a sunny Brooklyn apartment, where she lives with her cute husband and her cuter dog. The Beauty That Remains is her debut novel. Brooklyn-based author Chavisa Woods was born and raised in a rural farm-town in Southern Illinois.
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Get answers. Get chocolate. Get hooked! Ibi Zoboi is the author of the young adult novel, American Street, which was nominated for the National Book Award and received five starred reviews. Her young adult novel, Pride, arrives in and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich, will be here Raised by her mother first in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn and then the Cambria Heights section of Queens, Ibi grew up surrounded by the realities of the s — poverty, violence, and crack.
Of course, Ibi loves reading and writing, especially science fiction, fantasy, and mythology. These days, Ibi is easy to find. She lives in a messy house in Brooklyn with her husband, her three children, and three pet turtles named Lucky, Jade, and Leo. The fruits of their labor will gradually unfurl on Cartoon Network until — although the timing remains uncertain. Not its reclusive creator, Pendleton Ward, who left his top job on the show two years ago, and certainly not Cartoon Network, which never knew quite how to handle its success.
People at the network were scratching their heads. Even as the ancillary potential of the show grew, with toys and costumes, comic books and video games, it expanded beyond the narrow parameters of the Cartoon Network viewership. Now, with the show finished, Cartoon Network has yet to announce a timeline for the rest of the show aside from plans to air episodes through early In the meantime, a new season has started in fine form.
Then the show took off. In a way, it sort of frees him to have a completely unexpected ending. Muto hinted at another loose end the show may address in future episodes: The Ice King, at first a goofy villain known for constantly peppering Finn and Jake, turned out to be a scientist who lost his mind after wearing a cursed crown. Later seasons revealed that the Ice King had a girlfriend named Betty memorably voiced by Lena Dunham whose affection for the senile man stretches across boundaries of space and time. The show even incorporated some audacious gender swapping, hinted at a romance between two of its female leads, and killed off some supporting characters.
The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
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As a former foster kid, she's learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly email won't convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed.
Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, far different from the hardscrabble existence he has known.
And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments. Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. A hilarious new standalone novella brimming with otherworldly charm from the reigning queen of paranormal romantic comedy Molly Harper! Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shapeshifters, vampires, witches and dragons live alongside humans. The word "olio" means a hodgepodge, or a miscellaneous collection of literary or musical selections.
In Olio Live - a very special one-night performance recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theater in February - poet Tyehimba Jess introduces listeners to his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Olio. He is joined on stage by writer, editor, and Literaryswag founder Yahdon Israel, as well as a stellar cast of actors interpreting a selection of the poems from the collection. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Yet once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
Hear the Editors talk about their favorites from now, then, and coming soon What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4, missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack? One crazy caper!
In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein, the award-winning author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library , teams with a full-cast of audio talent to introduce Riley Mack, a one-of-a-kind year-old hometown hero. Frog and Toad, those famous pals, are beloved by generations of children. Their every adventure is filled with the magic of true friendship, whether they're telling ghost stories, searching for a lost button, or eating too many cookies.
This captivating audio collection features all four of the Frog and Toad books, read with humor and charm by award-winning author Arnold Lobel. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery. When Kristy Thomas has the great idea to form a baby-sitters club - a chance to earn money and spend time with her friends, all while doing something they each love to do - she has no idea how much the club will change everything.
Crank calls, uncontrollable toddlers, wild pets, untruthful clients Kristy and her co-founders, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, are sure they can handle anything. But only if they stick together Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, if not the teachers , and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.
Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes - but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose? One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over years.
When anything goes wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it's sure to have a Herdman behind it. The Herdmans are more than famous, they're outlaws. They smoke cigars, lie, and set fire to things, and that's only when they bother to come to school! Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis.
And along the way, we are shown a true miracle, that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. Combine a crime, a criminal, a fat man in a fez, and a guy named "Chicken Man", and you get a zany sci-fi adventure that defies gravity to bring you a mind-boggling feast. As Wizard of Comedy Daniel M. Pinkwater transports the Snarkout Boys and the Rat through the tunnel under North Aufzoo Street to the warmth of Beanbenders, you'll meet some strange characters and learn much about the versatile avocado.
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement and shocks are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his town.
Since its publication in , Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself. For decades, people have asked the question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
But just who is this infamous and elusive globe-trotting criminal? But the woman in the red fedora is always one step ahead. In this novelization, based on the Netflix animated series, Carmen shares her own backstory for the first time ever. Joey Pigza is a boy with big ideas and a heart bigger than his best friend in the whole world—Pablo, his loving chihuahua. Billy's spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there's Dr. Libris' private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake.
The clash of swords. The twang of arrows.
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Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life! Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power.
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