Authors

Shannon Muir

June 22, 2015
Shannon Muir Books

Since the age of eleven, Shannon Muir knew she wanted to be a writer. During her teenage years, she also developed an interest in comics and animation and, in 1996, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career. Her first job was as a production assistant on Sony Animation’s Jumanji: The Animated Series, and shortly thereafter, she earned a promotion to production coordinator on Extreme Ghostbusters. She would later go on to work as a production coordinator on the acclaimed Nickelodeon series Invader Zim.

Muir’s first big break as an animation scriptwriter came in 2003, when she and her creative partner and now husband, Kevin Paul Shaw Broden, were offered the opportunity to write original scripts for the Japanese series Midnight Horror School. Her first book, Gardner’s Guide to Writing and Producing Animation, was published in July of 2007 and a follow-up, Gardner’s Guide to Pitching and Selling Animation, was released in 2008.

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Authors

Eddy Baller

May 28, 2015
Eddy Baller

In his younger years, Eddy Baller would frequently hear second-hand stories about raucous parties that he wasn’t invited to. He would learn of get-togethers held by “friends” only after the fact, as they’d somehow failed to inform him beforehand. He suffered from depression and social anxiety, and his shyness prevented him from striking up conversations withe the girls that he had crushes on. After a handful of failed relationships in his twenties, Eddy realized that the one constant in his struggles was himself, and that if he wanted to change his circumstances, he would need to undergo a transformation.

After 15 years of personal development, and over a thousand dates, Eddy learned what it takes to attract women, make great friends, and feel good every day in spite of outside circumstances. He took control over his emotions and what he did with his life. And nowadays, he is a personal development and dating coach who shares his experience and knowledge with other men who want to improve their lives, date great women, find relationships, and learn what it truly means to feel confident.

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Actors & Actresses

Tino Orsini

May 27, 2015
Tino Orsini

Stemming from an intense desire to foster creativity and remarkable dramatic representation, actor Tino Orsini’s career has featured portrayals of numerous compelling and intense characters. Born in 1970 in Capua, Campania, Italy, Orsini’s passion for acting took root at an early age, when he was featured in various school plays and later trained at The Stella Adler Conservatory and Drama Studio London.

Orsini made his film debut as Walter Gannet in the critically-acclaimed mockumentary The Making Of… And God Spoke, directed by Arthur Borman. He has also delivered strong performances in films such as the 2014 romantic comedy Mum, Dad, Meet Sam and the post-apocalyptic drama After the World Ended, directed by Tony Sebastian Ukpo.

In addition to his film work, Orsini has appeared in a number of off-West End shows, having received favorable reviews for roles such as that of Dionysus in “The Frogs” (Theatro Technis), Polonius in “Hamlet” (Barons Court Theatre), V in “Project Lolita” at The Vault Festival, Baptista in “The Taming of the Shrew” (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Michael in “The Blind Bet” (Hen and Chickens Theatre) and, most recently, “Under the Blue Sky” (Drayton Arms Theatre).

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Authors

Dellani Oakes

May 20, 2015
Dellani Oakes

An avid writer from a young age — as well as a former A.P. English teacher and photo journalist — author Dellani Oakes grew up writing songs and poems in elementary school and short stories in high school. In college, where she majored in theatre, she developed an interest in play writing and fell in love with dialogue-heavy, character-driven scripts. These influences are evident in her published works, as she uses verbal exchanges as a tool for revealing both plot and characterization.

When her youngest son started kindergarten in 2002, Oakes was able to write full-time, and her first novel, Indian Summer, was published in 2008 by Second Wind Publishing. A touching story of historical romance, Indian Summer tells the tale of Gabriella Deza, a young woman who unwittingly stumbles into a world of love, betrayal and adventure.

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Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Davis

May 19, 2015
Jennifer Davis Realtor

Since the end of the recession in 2009, business has been booming in Charleston, South Carolina. The economy throughout the city is prospering and the area around King Street in particular has become a bustling center of dining and shopping activity. As a result, Charleston is now being recognized nationally as a premiere tourist destination. And as the founder of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage, an innovative firm responsible for investing in under-utilized properties on King Street and placing a healthy portion of the street’s retail businesses in recent years, Jennifer Davis is at the forefront of this commercial and cultural renaissance. In addition to their work in the commercial sector, Davis and Domicile have a successful history of brokering grand historic houses — many of which also happen to be national monuments — in downtown Charleston.

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