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Sheila Hageman

September 21, 2016
Sheila Hageman

In her 2012 memoir Stripping Down, author Sheila Hageman invited readers to join her on a confessional examination of her life choices, emotions and insecurities. With remarkable candor, the former stripper and nude model bared her soul and examined the events and decisions that had helped to shape her into the woman she had become.

A graduate of Hunter College, where she was the valedictorian of her class in 2002 and later received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Hageman has taught Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at the University of Bridgeport, Housatonic Community College, Hunter College, Kaplan University and the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she is a certified and nationally registered yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute of New York City and the Yoga Alliance. READ MORE

Authors

Brandi Megan Granett

September 2, 2016
Brandi Megan Granett

Brandi Megan Granett is fueled by a passionate desire to share her long-held belief that our thoughts, these ethereal things continuously bouncing around in our heads, have the power to shape our life experiences and change the world that we live in. As a creative writing teacher — one who holds a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University in Wales, an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.Ed in Adult and Distance Education from Penn State — Granett encourages her students to diligently examine the stories they tell, to explore the worlds they are creating and identify not only the meaning behind them, but also the real-world influences that helped to mold them.

In February of 2000, Granett published her debut novel, My Intended, a melancholic tale of a bride-to-be who, after the sudden death of her fiance, opts to proceed with the wedding as a testimony of their love for one another. Granett followed that up in 2014 with Cars and Other Things That Get Around, a collection of short stories about love, family and the endless desire for human connection. READ MORE

Authors, Broadcasters, Poets

Terry E. Lyle

August 29, 2016
Terry E. Lyle

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Terry E. Lyle is a prolific author and poet who uses her confessional writing style to grant readers a candid glimpse into her soul. After a near-fatal car accident left her hopeless and disabled, Terry has been fighting her way back and has been using her writing to detail her daily battles. In her latest book, Broken, Terry shares the story of her journey through a gauntlet of drug use, homelessness, abuse, depression and near-death before finding her way back to God.

Over the course of her literary career, Terry has received the Editor’s Choice Award, is a member of the International Society of Poets, was a featured author in the Anthology of Expressions by White Oak Publishers, was a featured author with Eber & Wein Publications, and was featured in a publication called Voices, a poetry collection published by Unique Euphony Publications. READ MORE

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

Athletes, Authors

Suzy Favor Hamilton

July 28, 2016
Suzy Favor Hamilton

Like many great athletes, Suzy knew what she wanted to do with her life early on. She began running when she was just nine years old, and soon found recognition for her hard work. In high school, she won three National Junior titles; an achievement recognized in 2010 with her induction into the US National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Further titles and awards came pouring in throughout her college years, where Suzy won a record nine NCAA Titles and 32 Big-Ten Championships while attending the University of Wisconsin. She won the Honda Cup and Babe Zaharias Awards for Top Female Collegiate Athlete in the country and was named by the Big-Ten Network as the top female athlete in conference history.

Suzy competed in the Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney Olympic Games and, as a professional, won seven USA National titles, set two American Records, and in 2000, was named USA Track & Field’s Female Distance Runner of the Year. READ MORE