Authors

Megan Bushree

March 3, 2014

Megan Bushree is a freelance writer, novelist, lyricist, and sometimes singer. While she hails from southern California, she recently left her heart in the state of Washington. The mother of two badass kids that beg her not to sing at the dinner table, she’s a lover of literature, film and music, and like John Cusack in High Fidelity, she thinks those things truly matter.

Bushree has been published online and in print since 2007 and has a BA in English Literature. She is currently hard at work on her MA in English Rhetoric.

Her books include Coming Soon to West Knox and Another Day in the Motherhood, and readers can visit her online at anotherdayinthemotherhood.com.

Your first book, Coming Soon to West Knox, was written for younger readers. Your next book, Another Day in the Motherhood, was written for adults. What challenges did you face in writing for two very different demographics? READ MORE

Musicians

Josh Stevens

August 26, 2015
Josh Stevens

Singer, songwriter, producer and engineer Josh Stevens was raised in Los Angeles, where he got his start in the music world as a member of Mental Advisory, a hip-hop group in which Stevens went by the name Speratic. The group released their debut album, Only the Few, in 2004, and Speratic released a solo album, Come Join the Circus, in 2008.

While attending the Los Angeles Recording School, Josh interned under Grammy Award-winning producers Tom Weir and Niko Bolas and later worked as a mix engineer at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. After two years, Josh found himself wanting to get back into studio work, and jumped at the opportunity to be a personal engineer for Warren G. Through this relationship, Josh was offered the chance to work with LMFAO, co-writing, engineering and touring in support of the group’s immensely successful sophomore album, 2011’s Sorry for Party Rocking. Josh appears in the video for “Party Rock Anthem” and served as the recording engineer for the second single, “Champagne Showers.” In addition, he co-wrote and engineered “Reminds Me of You,” featuring Calvin Harris. READ MORE

Musicians

Eric Lilavois

March 2, 2015
Eric Lilavois

In the ever-changing world of music, there are few individuals as hard-working, passionate and influential as producer and musician Eric Lilavois. The owner of a pair of recording studios — the 4,000 square foot Crown City Studios in Pasadena and the famous Seattle London Bridge Studio where Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Blind Melon have recorded — Lilavois has worked with bands including My Chemical Romance, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood, The Dustbowl Revival and Saint Motel, and has helped to develop scores of up-and-coming artists for Warner Bros., Atlantic and Universal Records. A member of the Grammy’s and a top SXSW panelist, Lilavois has also produced and composed over 70 original cues for films and television series including Pawn Stars and American Restoration.

From 2004 through 2006, Lilavois was the front man for rock band The Days In Between, and in January of 2011, he released his self-produced debut record The Only Way. Lilavois recently released Salt, Sea and Smoke, an album of original music with a some of the most accomplished session musicians in the country, and a documentary based upon the recording of the album will be released in April of 2015. READ MORE

Authors

Julie Christine Johnson

February 10, 2016
Julie Christine Johnson's In Another Life

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Julie Christine Johnson is a runner, a hiker, a wine geek and, since returning to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula after years of travel took her around the world, a writer whose short stories and essays have appeared in various journals including Mud Season Review, Flash Fiction by Women Writers, and Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim.

In October of 2010, Julie took her first writing class at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and her first short story, “Water Child,” was published in the June 2011 anthology Stories for Sendai. In July of 2012, she penned the first words of her first novel, and in February of 2016, that novel, In Another Life, was published by Sourcebooks.

Steeped in the rich history and romantic landscape of rural France, In Another Life tells the story of a woman’s quest to solve an ancient murder and free a man haunted by ghosts from his past. As the suspenseful tale unfolds, she learns that the dead may not be as far from us as we think. READ MORE

Authors, Podcasters

Richard Bass

September 9, 2014

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. READ MORE