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Sunday, June 14

1:00pm EDT

From Page to Stage: The art of adaptation

Renee Gatz

Renee Gatz was born and raised in New Jersey, the oldest of three girls and had always been taken by the strength of character and conviction that her parents displayed. They seemed to navigate through life by holding true to their core beliefs. Those beliefs were most often exhibited... Read More →


Elijah M. Brown

Elijah Brown, one of the hardest workers in the Poetry Community. By day, he is an educator working with special needs students & night he is a Performer and Publisher. He published forty books. www.manuptheplay.com

Anthony Giordano

Anthony Giordano is a writer, actor, and filmmaker. His play Drama Club has been done in over twenty states. His play Tap Dreams which has been performed in England, Australia, South Africa and the United States was turned into a feature film.His young adult novel, Another Boring... Read More →

Nick Kisella

Nick Kisella is an author, editor, screenwriter and semi-retired fitness professional. Primarily a horror author, he has also adapted several films into novels, most recently including ‘The Mary Horror Trilogy’, and ‘I Spill Your Guts’. He’s also penned several screenplays... Read More →

Keith Torgan

Keith Torgan is a poet, author, singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, storyteller and educator -- a multidisciplinary artist with more than twenty years of experience in children’s music who has appeared at hundreds of theaters, cabarets, universities, museums, schools, and libraries... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT

2:20pm EDT

Let's Get Digital

Maria E. Andreu

Maria E. Andreu is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, NJ.com, and the Newark Star Ledger. THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is her debut novel. She was born in Spain, lived in Argentina for two years, and crossed the Mexican border into the U.S... Read More →

Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You, both of which were on many the Best Books of the Year lists. She has also written 8 other novels. A book critic for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle and People, she teaches... Read More →

Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, along with fifteen other novels for young readers. They include A Mango-Shaped Space, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (which was made into a feature film), 11 Birthdays, which was the first book in the bestselling... Read More →

Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association's annual list of the... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:20pm EDT

The Power of the First Page: Beyond "a dark and stormy night"

Marian Calabro

As Marian Calabro’s website says: “If it involves writing and editing, chances are I've done it.” Marian started her career in Manhattan as a promotional writer in the heyday of paperback publishing. She has since written 18 nonfiction history books for young adults and business... Read More →


A.J. Colucci

A.J. Colucci is an author of books, including mysteries, crime fiction, and science thrillers. Her latest novel by MacMillan, SEEDERS, was described by #1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston as “Gripping and brilliantly original.” Her debut novel THE COLONY was given... Read More →

Shari Goldhagen

After serious pursuits of literature at Northwestern (BSJ) and Ohio State (MFA), Shari Goldhagen discovered she had a knack for sifting through celebrity trash and worked as a gossip writer for publications including The National Enquirer, Us Weekly, and Life & Style Weekly. Her articles... Read More →

Lori Goldstein

Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives... Read More →

Steven Rigolosi

Steven Rigolosi was born in Bergen County, NJ, and currently lives in Franklin Lakes. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Manhattan College and Rutgers University, he grew up in the Bergen County Library System. He writes mystery fiction. In 2014, Oprah chose his latest mystery, The Outsmarting... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:20pm EDT

Go It Alone: Options for self-publishing

K. Edwin Fritz

Keith Edwin Fritz entered this world on Halloween. The year, 1974, was the same as when Stephen Edwin King published his first novel. Keith prefers to think neither the date nor their middle names were a coincidence. Today Keith teaches 7th Grade Language Arts and writes to his heart's... Read More →

Kevin Lewis

I was inspired to write this book as I saw my son growing up and having his different adventures in life, and how it made me smile seeing him enjoying them as he grows into a young adult. I grew up on the east coast. I have a wonderful wife, who is my best friend and love of my life... Read More →

Stacey Agin Murray

Professional Organizer and Author, Stacey Agin Murray has been organized since her months in the womb. Her mother thought ‘the baby was kicking’ but in reality, Stacey was searching for a place to store some excess umbilical cord…After her time in-utero, Stacey moved into a... Read More →

Dylann Rhea

Coming from a small suburban town in New Jersey, Dylann Rhea has always had a passion for writing. In the past year, she created her own fantasy world through her first book Tormented Soul, the first installment of the Storm Trilogy. www.dylannrhea.webs.com

Diana Lee Santamaria

Diana Lee Santamaria has been an early childhood educator for six years. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. Diana Lee’s preschool learning books entitled, DLee’s Color Hunt, DLee’s Outdoor Countdown... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 4:20pm - 5:00pm EDT