In the late 1990s, Kim Halsey — better known as Houston — was one of the biggest stars in the adult entertainment universe. Born in Long Beach, California, Houston moved freqently as a child, as she, her twin brother and her mother traveled across the country to be near her Army Officer father in Virginia and, after her parents divorced, settled in the Los Angeles area. After starting out as an exotic dancer and transitioning into adult films in 1995, Houston rose to fame with her appearances on The Howard Stern Show and her 1999 film, World’s Biggest Gangbang 3: Houston 620, in which she shattered the previous world record by having sex with 620 men in one day.
In 2004, Houston was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, after which she moved to Las Vegas, where she obtained her Real Estate license and retired from porn. In 2008, she was diagnosed with stage three melanoma. After enduring surgery and chemotherapy, the blonde bombshell is now cancer-free.
After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Richard Fox embarked on his decade-long service in the US Army as a Field Artillery and Military Intelligence officer. During that time, he served two fifteen-month tours in Iraq and was awarded the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Drawing upon his personal experiences, Fox released his first novel, Into Darkness, in January of 2014. Written in the brutally honest voice of one who has lived it, the book is an unflinching journey into the moral ambiguities of war, and Fox infuses authentic details regarding the people, customs, languages, and ever-present threat of death that soldiers faced while serving in Iraq.
Fox lives and works in southern Arizona with his wife and two boys, amazing children bent on anarchy.
After spending his early twenties moving back and forth between Essex and Peterborough because, as he describes it, he “wasn’t wanted in either of them,” author and podcaster Richard Bass settled down, got married to a woman he met at a Buffy convention and had a pair of children. Along with friend Kevin Chapman, a former financial advisor, Bass is the host of the popular comedy podcast Best Thing From and the UK’s number one independent gaming podcast, The Mature Gamer Podcast.
In 2014, Bass and Chapman published Best Thing From, Volume 1, in which they irreverently tackle topics such as Doctor Who, Twitter, football and banking. They have and since followed it up with Volume 2 and Volume 3.
For more information, visit www.kevandsteve.com, or follow Richard on Twitter here.
Author TJ Childers never took writing seriously until he reached college. Before then, writing was merely something to do when a wayward thought would creep into his consciousness. The result was often a handful of sentences scribbled in the corner of a notebook, but no focused effort or progress. But in his sophomore year of college, Childers fell in love with writing as a result of a creative writing assignment that helped him realize just how much work goes into bringing an idea to life, and how rewarding the process can be when a story comes together.
To date, the New Jersey native has released three works of fiction, beginning with a collection of short stories entitled Bingo. His second work, The Pianist, The Witch, and the Dog, is a modern-day fairy tale about morality and revenge. And his most recent release, Tornado, is the story of a man seeking shelter from a storm, and the people he meets along the way.
Dating coach Hashim Locario believes in a no-nonsense, realistic approach to the world of dating and relationships, and he strives to give men and women the knowledge and confidence to understand not only what they want, but also how to get it. The author of several books, including It’s Your Fault You’re Single: Tips on Finding Mr. Right and How to Have Sex with Two Women a Day, Mr. Locario has been featured on VH-1, FUSE, The Dish Network, TLC and The Tyra Banks Show.
In addition to his relationship analysis work, Mr. Locario is a rap artist and actor, and for the last 14 years, he has been performing in New York, California, Florida and New Mexico under the name “Trends.”
For more information about Mr. Locario, visit www.mrlocario.com.
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