Catherine Curzon is a royal historian better known as Madame Gilflurt, the author of A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, where she blogs on all matters 18th century. Catherine has been published on matters as diverse as Marie Antoinette’s teeth and Grace Kelly’s love life. Her work has been featured by All About History, History of Royals, and Jane Austen’s Regency World, the official magazine of the Jane Austen Centre. She is thrilled to provide additional research and an online home for An Evening with Jane Austen, which will be performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Catherine holds a Master’s in Film Studies from the University of Nottingham. When not dodging the furies of the guillotine, she writes fiction set deep in the underbelly of Georgian London.
She resides atop a steep hill in Brontë country with a rakish colonial gentleman, a hound, a feline and a rodent of exquisite character.
Christie Wright Wild
Children’s book author, Christie Wright Wild, lives in the mountains of NC. She began writing poetry in 2nd grade, short stories in 4th grade, and continued both in college. Now, she writes picture books because she never got enough of them as a child. When she isn’t writing, she might be running outside to train for her next race… or playing with a kaleidoscope, kite, spinning top, harmonica, or solving the Rubik’s Cube.
Dee Leone is the author of Bizz & Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin, 2014) and two upcoming books from Sterling to be released in 2017 and 2018. Twenty of her reproducible books have been published in the educational market, and more than 100 of her plays, articles, word puzzles, poems, and stories have appeared in magazines such as Highlights and on websites like PassPorter.com (Disney articles). She enjoys writing picture books, middle grade, silly poems, nonfiction, and screenplays. In addition, she is a member of SCBWI and taught at the elementary level. She is married with two children and enjoys travel, photography, hiking, scrapbooking, and volunteer work.
Canham is from Upstate New York, he claims to be practically Canadian and wants to live in a world without brush script and comic sans. He strongly feels that FONT is a four letter. As a graphic designer with more than 17 years of experience, he’s worked for IBM, The College of Saint Rose and Media Logic, all standards of excellence in their sector. When he’s not designing, you can find him shuttling his daughter places. He knows the difference between tendue, a grand jeté, and offsides.
He’s also the author of A-holes: A Type Book, a coffee table book that has been highlighted online at Swiss Miss, , Taxi Design and the Internet Sends Me Cake. He is looking forward to his new partnership with Red Sofa and envisions an A-hole (Book) in every living room in North America if there’s not already one there. When that happens he will be eternally grateful for his lovely wife.
Jenna Glatzer is the author or ghostwriter of 27 books for adults and children. Her best-known projects are her authorized biographies of Celine Dion (Celine Dion: For Keeps) and Marilyn Monroe (The Marilyn Monroe Treasures). Her latest picture book is George Ferris’ Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel. She loves to write about people who inspire her. Her favorite things include memory foam, GPS, and Pirate’s Booty. She is distinctly not fond of rollercoasters and is mildly apprehensive about celery. Her home is in New York with her favorite person: her daughter.
Michelene Esposito writes Children, Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. Her first novel, Night Diving, received a Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award. Her second novel, Mermaid, was released in 2007. And her third novel, Catch Me, was released in 2014. She has published short stories in Young Miss and Teen magazines. Michelene Esposito lives in Northern California with her two children, Benjamin and Emma.
A longtime theater specialist, Mary Carter has led over 500 history and art-related programs for youth and their families. At the pinnacle of her work, she adapted and staged a full-scale, outdoor production of A Christmas Carol. Mother Nature added her own special effects by producing wind and snow precisely on cue.With a wedding planner book, The Insider’s Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding, and a co-authored colonial American romance, The Ruling Passion, under her belt, Liberty Fair is Carter’s first novel for young readers. This story, so dear to her heart, was greatly inspired by Lafayette’s 1825 stopover in Carter’s hometown in NH.
Marie Wilson’s career spans a multi-media landscape including longtime roles in Days of Our Lives, and As the World Turns, work in both print and television ads, theater, and film. As she traveled the world for new roles and modeling assignments, Marie developed time management and organizing routines that helped her keep focus on her work as well as family and be an advocate for causes such as the ASPCA and Save the Children.
JC Lynne is a graduate of Metropolitan State University and Colorado State University. She holds degrees in Aerospace Science, English, English Education, and Education. After ten years as an air traffic controller, she spent ten years teaching Language Arts, Writing, and Film.
She currently lives and writes in Colorado. She divides her time between writing, teaching yoga, wrangling two pseudo-adult boys, three dogs, two cats and quelling dust bunny rebellions.
April Snellings has somehow built a career out of her passion for spooky pop culture. (Her obsession with The Facts of Life has thus far been less productive, but April remains hopeful.) She is a staff writer for Rue Morgue Magazine, a project editor for the popular Rue Morgue Library, and a contributing editor for the International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill. In 2015, April joined the lineup of creators for the audio drama series Tales from Beyond the Pale, an Entertainment Weekly “Must List” pick that has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. April’s Season Three episode was an iTunes Top 25 Fiction Audiobooks bestseller; her work in newspapers, magazines, and copywriting has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Advertising Federation, and the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.
April lives in East Tennessee with her long-suffering wife and a quartet of recalcitrant dogs and cats. Chickens and bees are forthcoming and will likely be jerks as well.
Abby Jimenez is the owner and founder of Nadia Cakes, a nationally recognized, award-winning cupcake shop with locations in California and Minnesota.
Abby is a motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur with a $10,000 win on Food Network’s hit show Cupcake Wars. She is a romance novelist and the author of Jaxon in the Water and Edges of My Everything.