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John Amen

Christening the Dancer
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John Amen is the author of Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, and The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris). He edits Pedestal Magazine.

Genres:Poetry, Publishing

Andi Arndt

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Andi Arndt is an audiobook narrator with more than 20 titles available through Andi records at her home studio in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Bethany Joy Carlson

The Rival
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Bethany Joy Carlson, author of The Rival, has done everything from sending fish into space with NASA to leading desert tours in Peru. Now she writes stories about her love of animals, adventure, and chicks who dig science.

Genres:Publishing, Children/Youth

Edie Eckman

Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs
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Edie Eckman, author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, is a freelance designer, teacher, editor, and author of fiber arts books, with more than 350,000 copies in print. She has created a full time career from what many would consider a hobby.

Genres:Non-Fiction, Publishing

Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren

Josias, Hold the Book
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Jennifer Elvgren, author of Josias, Hold the Book, is a former print journalist, whose children's fiction has appeared in Highlights for Children, Ladybug, and Spider magazines. Josias, Hold the Book received an Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.

Genres:Publishing, Children/Youth

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Judi Fennell

Beefcake & Cupcakes
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Judi Fennell, author of Beefcake & Cupcakes, is the best-selling, award-winning author of paranormal and romantic comedies, and the owner of, a service that helps authors bring their work to readers.

Genres:Fiction, Publishing

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Jon P. Fine is director of Author and Publisher Relations for, focusing on Amazon's array of publishing programs and services for authors and coordinating outreach to the author and publishing communities (including Amazon's author giving program for non-profit literary organizations). He joined the company as media and copyright counsel in 2006.


Don Fry

Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process that Works for You
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Don Fry, author of Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process that Works for You, coaches writers worldwide. He shows authors how to choose writing techniques that match their ways of thinking, to write better, faster, and without agony.

Genres:Non-Fiction, Publishing

Jenny Gardiner

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Jenny Gardiner is the author of the #1 Kindle best seller Slim to None, as well as more than ten books and short stories. She has written for the Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, and NPR.


Gabriel Goldberg

The Rexx Handbook
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Gabe Goldberg is a technology communicator and consultant who writes for industry venues, consumer publications including the Washington Post, and websites such as Gabe advocates for community-based technology resources.

Genres:Non-Fiction, Publishing

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