While attending USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Jennifer Badasci was trained by some of Hollywood’s most sought-after screenwriters and lived to tell about it. She also learned and wants to share with you which screenwriting tools and books on today’s market help—and which hinder—those who want to break into the business. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting for Film and Television, is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer, and has edited and contributed to multiple international award-winning, peer-reviewed articles and books.
John Brantingham has been published in hundreds of magazines in England and the United States, and his poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. His books include The Green of Sunset, prose poetry; Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods, short fiction, East of Los Angeles, poetry, and the mystery novel, Mann of War. He is the fiction editor of Spout Hill Press and he teaches English composition and creative writing at Mt. San Antonio College.
Hazel Dixon-Cooper is the author of the bestselling Rotten Day humorous astrology books. BORN ON A ROTTEN DAY, LOVE ON A ROTTEN DAY, FRIENDS ON A ROTTEN DAY, WORK ON A ROTTEN DAY. A new co written astrology book will be published later this year, and she is currently working on a new book. For eight years, she wrote the astrology column for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Bonnie Hearn Hill
Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of INTERN and five other thrillers from MIRA Books, as well as four young adult books and, with Christopher Allan Poe, DIGITAL INK, a book on writing fiction. She has worked with and mentored many published writers and has authored and co-authored more than 20 novels and nonfiction books, including New York Times bestsellers.
Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp
Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp earned his most recent collegiate diploma from Cal State San Bernardino. Known primarily for his poetry, he is also an award winning author of short fiction, and has seen his work published well over fifty times in many states west of the Mississippi, and the internet.
Christopher Allan Poe
Christopher Allan Poe is the author of THE PORTAL and a forthcoming paranormal thriller from Black Opal Books as well as co-author of DIGITAL INK, a guide for fiction writers. After his first novel was published, he was accepted into International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program. A social media expert, Chris has helped many authors sell their books.
Kathleen M. Puckett spent 23 years as an FBI Special Agent, where she was primarily involved in the investigation and analysis of cases involving foreign counterintelligence and domestic and international terrorism. In 2001, she conducted a multi-jurisdictional risk assessment study concerning lone domestic terrorists including Theodore Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph for the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI. Since her retirement from the FBI, has specialized in behavioral analysis related to threat assessment and risk analysis in the private sector and has co-authored two books on domestic terrorists and national security.