Authors

Theresa Troutman

October 14, 2014
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Romance author Theresa Troutman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog, Niko. A voracious reader with a love of theater and traveling, she published her first novel, My Secret Summer, in October of 2013. Featuring a pair of misfit adolescents who become friends and fall for one another, My Secret Summer is an emotional coming-of-age story about the thrill of forbidden love. Troutman’s second novel, A Special Connection, was released in early 2014 and explores the intimate relationships between three friends.

In April of 2014, Troutman published Life’s What You Make It, the first in her Love’s Great Adventure trilogy. Inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, which Troutman read when she was 16, the series follows British playboy Sebastian Irons, who struggles to find discipline and purpose after being banished to America by his domineering mother, and his tutor Tess Hamilton. As their once-platonic relationship gradually evolves into something more, together they embark on a journey of passion, introspection and self-discovery.

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Authors

Simone Pond

October 13, 2014
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As a young girl, Simone Pond loved writing in her journal and making up stories, but after reading S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, everything changed. Amazed that a woman could write so convincingly from a teenage boy’s perspective, Pond became determined to become a writer as well.

In 2013, Pond released The City Center, the first book in her dystopian fiction series. A fast-paced tale of love and adventure that will appeal to young adults and seasoned readers alike, The City Center is a bestseller in Amazon’s post-apocalpytic science fiction category and was the recipient of a gold medal award from Reader’s Favorite.

The second book in the series, The New Agenda, was published in May of 2014, and a third, The Mainframe, is scheduled to be released in December.

Pond currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their Boston Terrier. Learn more about her and her writing at www.simonepond.com.

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Authors, Filmmakers

Josh Mitchell

October 9, 2014
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Writer, director and publicist Josh Mitchell is originally from Boston, but currently lives in the heart of Hollywood. In July of 2014, he published his first novel, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries, the story of a man who leaves his high-paying job as a advertising copywriter to instead work in a bookstore and attempt to write the world’s first all-sexual dictionary. A sprawling, gritty depiction of a recession-afflicted world, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries is a gripping account of one man’s fatalistic downward spiral.

In August of 2014, Mitchell released Pissing on the Pulse of the Planet, a book that offers unique musings on sex, politics and pop culture, all viewed through the lens of Mitchell’s subversive comedic wit.

Mitchell recently wrote, directed and starred in Lack of Cockery, a feature film about a venture capitalist who finds himself questioning his perspective on identity, life and love.

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Actors & Actresses, Radio Personalities

K.C. Armstrong

October 8, 2014
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As the host of Keepin’ It Real on the Women’s Radio Network, K.C. Armstrong gives talented, up-and-coming women a voice and, by way of his riveting interviews, provides them a platform with which to educate and inspire listeners. A long-time associate producer of The Howard Stern Show, Armstrong joined WRNW1 in June of 2014 and has been helping interesting and innovative females from diverse backgrounds share their personal stories and secrets to success.

Armstrong was raised in Suffolk County, New York and played football at Western Kentucky University for head coach Jack Harbaugh. Though best known for his work on radio and television with Howard Stern, Armstrong has also acted in three movies — Death4Told, Grace and the Storm and Secret War — and in soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns, and he stars on the comedy DVD series Meet the Creeps.

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Authors, Bloggers, Internet Celebrities

Lauren White

October 7, 2014
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Way back in November of 2000, long before most people had even heard the term “blog,” Lauren White created raymitheminx.com, an online diary on which she began posting regular updates about her life and, later, photographs of herself and the world around her. With each sharply-written post, Lauren’s online popularity grew, and her uniquely honest voice soon became one of the most influential on the internet. The recipient of numerous blogging awards, White’s no-holds-barred writing style oozes with attitude, and long after many bloggers who rose to fame in the early and middle 2000s closed up shop, she continues to post nearly every day with recaps of her life and adventures in and around Toronto. Now celebrating her 15th year of blogging, White is undeniably a pioneer, provocateur and trendsetter.

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