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Richard C. McPherson

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Author of the forthcoming novel, Man Wanted in Cheyenne.

 

Dick McPherson's short stories have been called "beautifully honest," appearing in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Unleash Press, and The Write Launch.

Man Wanted in Cheyenne received an award in Living Springs Publishing's international short fiction contest, and appeared in their 2017 anthology, Stories Through the Ages. The rich backstory of Its iconic protagonist, Jake, is now the subject of a novel, Man Wanted in Cheyenne, which was just completed and is available for representation for publishing and film rights.​

Prior to his writing career, Dick advised leading nonprofits on messaging and digital strategy, including NPR and PBS stations, the New York Public Library, and women's rights organizations in the US, Europe, and Hong Kong. His 2007 book Digital Giving: How Technology is Changing Charity, was called a "must-read" in the US and UK, considered a seminal work on the rapidly approaching impact of the internet. He advised Stand for Rights, a pioneering live stream fundraiser for the ACLU, produced by Tina Fey and hosed by Tom Hanks, and which earned Facebook its first Emmy nomination.

He taught digital communications at NYU, Columbia, and UCLA, and led workshops across the US and in London, Amsterdam, Geneva, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dick lives on the California Central Coast with his wife, Heidi. He loves to hear from readers and writers, and may be reached at

dick@richardcmcpherson.com

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Christine Boucher

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Author of the YA novel, The Sentinel of the Chakra Stones.

 

Christine Boucher is a writer, yoga instructor, wife, and mother of three who lives in New Hampshire. She first started creating fantasy worlds as a small child at her bedroom desk in Indiana. After obtaining a business degree and a master’s in accounting, she secretly continued to write, read, and research with her beloved dog and cat by her side. She is a lover of animals, water-skiing, the beach, great meals, and watching her kids grow into who they want to become.

 

Christine is the author of Express Yourself! Joyful Journaling for Kids (Dover, 2020). The Sentinel of the Chakra Stones (Unleash Press) is the first of a series.

Connect with Christine for updates at or information about future books at: christineboucher.com

Instagram: @christineboucherauthor

TikTok: @christineboucherauthor

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Cindy Hochman

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Author of the poetry chapbook, Telling You Everything.

 

Cindy Hochman is the president of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services and the editor-in-chief of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East. She has been on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine, and has written reviews for American Book Review, Clockwise Cat, Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and others. Her previous chapbooks are Wednesday’s Child (Bear House Press), The Carcinogenic Bride (Thin Air Media), Habeas Corpus (Glass Lyre Press), and The Number 5 Is Always Suspect (Presa Press), a collaborative chapbook with poet/collagist Bob Heman. Cindy lives, loves, reads, writes, edits, meditates, learns tai chi, studies Russian, and agonizes over politics in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and despite what she says in the poem “Poet Bio,” she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her latest chapbook, Telling You Everything, will be released late 2022 by Unleash Press.

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Bronwen Carson

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Author of the forthcoming novel, Magpie.

 

Bronwen is an award-winning generative director, writer, and autism spectrum advocate. She’s a New York International Fringe Festival directing award recipient, a current semi-finalist for the Drama League’s Beatrice Terry Generative Director Fellowship, a Doug and Victoria Ross Foundation playwriting award finalist and a member of the 2022-23 playwriting cohort at The Dramatist’s Guild. Her first novel, Magpie, is the recipient of the 2022 Unleash Press Book Award. She’s the recipient of the 2021 Rona Jaffe Breadloaf Scholar Award for fiction, been published in Meetinghouse Literary Journal, and has recently been commissioned by GRASP to write about autism representation in film and television in the inaugural issue of their new journal. Bronwen is also developing a screenplay and two tv series through her scholarship at Sundance Co//ab. Her work has been supported by The Ross Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Award, The Director's Lab at The Actors Studio, Sarasvati Creative Space, Irondale, Meetinghouse Literary Journal, Unleash Press, GRASP, TÉA Artistry, Duke Films, The Private Theatre, The Dramatist’s Guild, and The Sundance Institute. Her first screenplay, Tunnels Above Ground, produced by Duke Films, was directed by Bronwen, and premiered at The Omaha Int’l Film Festival in 2017.

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