Authors

Lorraine Carey

August 12, 2016
Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey’s love of books becomes glaringly apparent when you read her resume: she is an experienced children’s reading specialist, a teacher, and an award-winning author of several paranormal and mystery books. Carey has taught in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and her current home, Grand Cayman, where she continues to write and work with children.

A love of ghost stories and scary movies at a young age inspired Carey to pursue the paranormal genre as a writer. Her stories are often founded on personal experiences with the paranormal and strange historical facts, which she heightens with a twist of magic and gripping mystery. Because of her teaching experience, most of Carey’s work is geared toward a middle grade or young adult audience. Years of reading with children showed her what kids want in a story, and inspired her to write for young readers. READ MORE

Musicians

Zoltan Chaney

March 13, 2014

Over the past several years, many people who have gone to see Vince Neil in concert have left the show saying the same thing: “Can you believe that drummer?”

That drummer’s name is Zoltan Chaney. Originally hailing from southern Ohio, he joined Neil’s band in 2007, and ever since, he has been making a name for himself with his high-flying, electrifying style. As Neil rips through Motley Crue’s biggest hits — along with a handful of newer songs from his Tattoos & Tequila album — Chaney can be found behind the drums, keeping the rhythm with reckless abandon.

His technique is unorthodox, like a mix between Keith Moon and a Tasmanian Devil, yet his talent is respected by the the musical community, and he is adored by fans who go to concerts to simultaneously hear exceptional music and be entertained. READ MORE

Authors

Nicholas Tanek

September 26, 2016
The Coolest Way To Kill Yourself

Nicholas Tanek came of age in the early ’90s, a skater kid from New Jersey who listened to East Coast punk bands like The Dead Milkmen, The Dead Kennedys and Sonic Youth. Tanek’s musical tastes eventually expanded to include groups such as My Bloody Valentine, The Stone Roses, The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Smiths, and when he was 16, he went to his first illegal rave in New York City. It would prove to be a pivotal moment in his life.

Tanek, a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in English, found himself staying in his parents’ basement in the days after Hurricane Sandy ravaged coastal New Jersey in October of 2012. With a generator powering his laptop, he reflected upon his life, analyzing the relationships that had shaped him. And these experiences, set against the backdrop of the rave scene, were the inspiration behind Tanek’s first book, The Coolest Way to Kill Yourself, a tale of love, hedonism and heartbreak that was published in 2013. READ MORE

Authors

T.S. Barnett

May 11, 2014

Author T.S. Barnett is fascinated by what makes people tick — be it deeply-rooted emotional issues, childhood trauma, or old-fashioned hedonism — and uses these motivations as thematic devices in her writing. Throw in a heaping helping of action and violence, a sprinkling of steamy bits, and a whisper of alliterative wit, and you have her idea of a perfect novel. She believes in telling stories about real people who live in less-real worlds full of werewolves, witches, demons, vampires, and the occasional alien.

Born and bred in the South, T.S. started writing at a young age, but began writing real novels while working full time as a legal secretary. When she’s not writing, she reads other people’s books, plays video games, watches movies, and spends time with her husband and daughter. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Athletes

Andreas Cahling

April 14, 2016
Andreas Cahling Kung FUry

Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling’s overall title win at the prestigious IFBB Professional Mr. International contest in 1980 represented not only the culmination of years of hard work and dedication on the part of the 27-year-old Swede, but also the beginning of a decade of athletic prominence. During the ten years that followed, Cahling — who began weight training at age 12 to improve his strength for wrestling and, upon moving to southern California in 1976, was a finalist at the AAU Mr. California and Mr. America competitions, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the IFBB Mr. World contest — never once missed being a finalist in international competitions, including high placings at both the IFBB World Grand Prix Finals and IFBB Pro World Championships.

In 2011, Andreas made a comeback to bodybuilding competitions, finishing 13th in the IFBB Masters Pro World and competing in his first Masters Mr. Olympia in 2012. Over the course of his illustrious career, Cahling’s legendary physique has graced the cover of hundreds of magazines, and his articles on training and nutrition have been featured in publications including FLEX magazine and Muscle & Fitness. READ MORE