David Zahl is the author of Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It, founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird website, and co-host of The Mockingcast. He and his family reside in Charlottesville, Va., where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church.
Jamil Zainaldin, coauthor of The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy: Stories of Grant-Makers in the South, is an historian, educator, writer, public speaker and non-profit executive.
Michael Zapata, author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, is a graduate of the University of Iowa, a founding editor of MAKE: A Literary Magazine, and a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction. As an educator, he taught literature and writing in high schools servicing dropout students.
Monika Zgustova, author of Dressed for a Dance in the Snow, is an award-winning writer of six novels, a volume of short stories, two plays, two biographies and a dictionary. Her written work has been translated into ten languages.
Peter Zheutlin is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway, and Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things.
James Zimring is a professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia where he pursues basic and translational research in the field of transfusion medicine and blood biology. He has an MD and also a PhD in Immunology, both awarded from Emory University.