The Readers & Writers

Meet Our Authors and Guests

2018

Alan Alda
Alan Alda

Best-known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H. He has won seven Emmys and been nominated for an Academy Award and Tony. See more…

Tina Alexis Allen
Tina Alexis Allen
As a break-out star on WGN’s hit series “Outsiders, ”actress/playwright/author/
director Tina Alexis Allen most recently starred as Shurn, a force to be reckoned with in the clash-of-cultures drama rooted in coal mining Kentucky. See more….
MaryBadham
Mary Badham

Mary Badham played Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. See more…

Suzi Banks
Suzi Banks Baum

Embodied creative Suzi Banks Baum is devoted to illuminating the gifts within each person she meets and providing a sacred space for those gifts to be experienced and shared… See more…

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Julie Barton

Author of the NYork Times bestseller “Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself” a self-published book. See more…

David Borchart
David Borchart

His single panel cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 2007. See more…

DC Caruso
DC Caruso

She has published four novels including The Winner and Snowbound. She is honored to host a panel of romance writers this year.. See more…

Veronica Coyne
Veronica Coyne

A poet and Open Mic Host for Emerging Voices Open Mic Night, a community venue held in Milford, PA for poets and writers. See more…

MichelleDarne
Michelle Darné

Michelle Darné is the founder of Simply Parent, a non-profit that is dedicated to forging a society where good parenting is protected in its diverse genesis, forms and colors…. See more…

Dellana Diovisalvo
Dellana Diovisalvo

A librarian, poet and aspiring novelist, her poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Soundings East, Zone3, Pearl and Sierra Nevada ReviewSee more…

Nancy du Tertre
Nancy DuTertre

Known as “The Skeptic Psychic”, is a medical intuitive, psychic and paranormal researcher. See more…

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Bob Eckstein

An award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and author of the New York Times bestselling Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores. See more… 

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Susan Faludi

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.  See more…

Frances FitzGerald, war correspondent
Frances FitzGerald

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. See more…

Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman

Was world-wide CEO of Harper/Collins Publishing and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Medi… See more…

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Emmet Garnam

Comic shop owner of Haven for Heroes in Port Jervis, NY. See more…

Angela M. Giles
Angela Giles

Bio info to come. See more…

Megan Smith Harris
Megan Smith Harris

Creator of The Buddy System and the critically acclaimed feature doc, Trial by Fire: Lives Re-forged. Megan is the award-winning editor of Wilton Magazine, . See more…

Robin Hatcher

Robin Hatcher bio to come See more…

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Natasha Herring

She inspires change through her multi-genre writing, compassionate advocacy, educational work and filmmaking. See more…

Karen Heuler
Karen Heuler

Her stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies.  See more…

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Sherri Van Houten

A retired professor of philosophy and world religions, she has published three books, most recently Saints, Sinners, And Other Entities..See more…

Carol Jenkins
Carol Jenkins

Emmy winning anchor and correspondent for NBC-TV in New York for 25 years. See more…

Phil Klay
Phil Klay

He won the National Book Award for his short-story collection “Redeployment” based upon his experiences in Iraq. See more…

Gail Krauss
Gayle C. Krause

Gayle C. Krause is a local author of seven children’s books.  See more…

Matthew Kressel
Matthew Kressel

A three-time Nebula Award finalist and a World Fantasy Award finalist. See more…

Alexia LaFortune
Alexia LaFortune

Bio info to come. See more…

John Leeland
John Leeland

A reporter at The New York Times, who wrote a yearlong series that became the basis for New York Times Best Seller Happiness Is a Choice You Make. See more…

Bob Levine
Robert Levine

Founded a NYC law firm specializing in intellectual property. He also has acted as a literary agent, and produced the film “That Championship Season,” with Robert Mitchum. See more…

Suzanne Levine, first editor of MS magazine
Suzanne Braun Levine

The first editor of Ms. Magazine. She writes extensively about women in mid-life. See more…

Lillian Longendorfer
Lillian Longendorfer

A retired pathologist and laboratory director, her first novel The Quad Consortium and the Sword of Bale was published in 2015. See more…

Julia Maloney
Julie Maloney

Julie is the author of A Matter of Chance, published in 2018 (She Writes Press). She is the founder/director of “Women Reading Aloud”, a non-profit international organization devoted to promoting women writers… See more…

Andrew Marotta
Andrew Marotta

With the release of his first book, “The Principal: Surviving and Thriving”, Andrew is expanding his impact on the education leadership community. See more…

Carol McManus
Carol McManus

Founder and managing partner of CKC Global Media, Carol uses her experience as a professional speaker, radio host, social media strategist and published author to help others . . See more…

UMeleni Mhlaba Adebo
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

A spoken word artist, poet, actor, singer, and an adjunct professor of English at Endicott College.  See more…

Terri Muuss
Terri Muuss

A multi-career tour de force who balances a full-time social work gig with directing shows, writing books, speaking at conferences and colleges… See more…

Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano

Went from being a judge on the New Jersey Superior Court to celebrity when he became senior judicial analyst for Fox News. See more…

GennaRose Nethercott
Gennarose Nethercott

The author of The Lumberjack’s Dove, selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series. See more…

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Dan Parent

Dan is co- creator of the hit series, Die Kitty Die, which was a huge Kickstarter success and is currently published by Chapterhouse Comics. See more…

Matt Pasca
Matt Pasca

His first book-length collection, A Thousand Doors (2011), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his second, Raven Wire (2016), was selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award… See more…

Frank Pizzoli
Frank Pizzoli

His interviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Lambda Literary Review, Windy City Times. He is founding editor and publisher of Central Voice, an LGBT newspaper in…. See more…

Rose Porto, psychic
Rose Porto

Author of “Tormented Souls” and “Mingling with spirits: A Paranormal Awakening”. She is a small business owner, paranormal investigator/ researcher, and lecturer.  See more…

Anna Raimondi
Anna Raimondi

An intuitive and motivational speaker, she is also a radio host on Cox Radio Show called “Messages from Heaven.”. See more…

David Mercurio Rivera
Mercurio D. Rivera

His short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and has been anthologized in 2017’s Year’s Best SF, 34th ed. by Gardner Dozois. See more…

Linda Schreyer
Linda Schreyer

Linda Schreyer is an author, television/ screenwriter, and writing teacher. She began her career as a music composer, studying music with Steve Reich, and Phillip Glass… See more…

Admiral Joseph Sestak
Admiral Joseph Sestak

Served in the U.S. Navy for over 30 years and rose to the rank of three-star general, served as the Director of Defense on the National Security Council under President Clinton.  See more…

Chandler Klang Smith
Chandler Klang Smith

MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and has serve twice as a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards.  She has worked in book publishing and as a ghost writer,on.  See more…

Sean Strub, Mayor of Milford, PA
Sean Strub

Mayor of Milford, Pa., activist and author of Body Counts, A Memoir of Activism, Sex and SurvivalSee more…

Tim Teeman
Tim Teeman

A multi-award winning Senior Editor and Writer at the Daily Beast, overseeing the site’s arts, culture, LGBT, style, and media coverage. See more…

Kate Thomsen
Kate Thomsen

Parenting Preteens with a Purpose (Search Institute), offers parents specific tips and strategies for building assets in their children. See more…

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Lucian Truscott IV

Attended West Point and wrote the acclaimed novel “Dress Grey” about his time there. He has written extensively about the military and was a columnist for the Village Voice.. See more…

Eleanor Wagner
Eleanor Wagner

She writes for children and teenagers. Jeanie Beane Meets Mavis the Camel,  set to be published this year. Eleanor’s first novel, Dream a Little Dream, was published in 2015… See more…

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Brooke Warner

Publisher of She Writes Press. For eight years she was the Executive Editor at Seal Press, where she shepherded hundreds of books through the publication process. See more…

Nancy Orlen Weber
Nancy Orlen Weber

A psychic, medium, medical intuitive, animal communicator, healer, minister … See more…

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Chris Weyant

A cartoonist for The New Yorker. His cartoons are in the permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. See more…

Ruby Lynn Willis
Ruby Lynn Willis

A writer, storyteller, and performance artist who has a unique storytelling style that she has developed since her earliest days of performing in clubs and venues found in NYC’s Greenwich Village ….  See more…

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Barbara Zappile

Barbara is a English teacher, a writing professor, and a former school administrator. She serves as Pike Artworks’ Secretary, and runs the children’s events at the festival….  See more…