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Andy Weir: From Space Nerd to Successful Author

Andy Weir

Breakthrough author Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his Listen Now

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Joëlle Delbourgo: A Top Literary Agent’s Advice On Becoming A Successful Author

Literary agent Joelle Delbourgo

Joëlle Delbourgo is President and Founder of Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. She represents a broad range of adult nonfiction and fiction, as well as a select and growing list of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She began her career at Bantam Books, where she discovered and launched the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series Listen Now

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Jen Talty: Author, Technophile, Publisher, and World Famous Hockey Mom

Jen Talty

Jen Talty grew up in Rochester, NY, a city with the highest murder rate per capita in the entire state. With notorious cases such as The Alphabet Murders, The Genesee River Killer (Arthur Shawcross), The Murder of Kali Ann Poulton by Mark Christi, and the case of funeral homes stealing body parts from corpses awaiting Listen Now

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Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest: Guiding Authors To Agents and Publishers

Chuck Sambuchino

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest Books edits the Guide To Literary Agents and the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing. His 2010 humor book, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, was optioned by Sony Pictures. His second humor book, Red Dog/Blue Listen Now

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Jack Engelhard’s Guide To Writing: Writing Is Prayer

Jack Engelhard

Jack Engelhard is best known as the author of the novel “Indecent Proposal.”  This book, with its high moral dilemma content (“what would you do for a million dollars”?), was translated into more than 22 languages and became a bestseller around the world. Later, it was turned into an equally famous movie of the same Listen Now

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B.V. Larson: Tops in Amazon Science Fiction

BV Larsen

B. V. Larson is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, many of which have reached the Amazon/Kindle Top 100 bestseller list. Writing in several genres, most of his work is Fantastic in nature, and spans from Military Science Fiction to Epic Fantasy. As a California native, B. V. Larson’s stories often take place Listen Now

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Amy Edelman: Connecting Indie Authors and Readers

Amy Edelman

Amy Holman Edelman discovered one day that there was no good resource for information on independent (indie) books and authors, so in 2009 she founded the website IndieReader as a resource for consumers looking for great self-published books.  Since that time the brand has expanded to include the IR Discovery Awards, IR Publishing Services, IR Listen Now

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