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Authors, Bloggers, Poets

Dane Cobain

October 6, 2016
Author Dane Cobain

Author Dane Cobain started writing at the age of fourteen, progressing quickly from lyrics and music to journals, short stories, poetry and the first draft of an early novel. He studied creative writing at London’s Roehampton University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing before embarking on a career in social media marketing.

In 2013, Cobain launched, a website that soon became one of the top book blogs in the UK, and through this site, Cobain made the acquaintance of Jesse James Freeman, the former VP of Community Management at Booktrope Publishing. In 2015, Cobain’s debut novella, a supernatural thriller called No Rest for the Wicked, was released by Booktrope’s Forsaken imprint.

Cobain’s second book, a collection of poetry called Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home, was released by Booktrope Editions in March 2016, and this was followed by a novel called in June of 2016 and a non-fiction work called Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World in August of 2016. 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, Poets

Gabrielle Glancy

January 15, 2015

In addition to being an acclaimed poet and the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Writer’s at Work Prize, as well as a finalist for The Colorado Prize and The Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, Gabrielle Glancy is also an independent college counselor and college process guru who, for nearly thirty years, has helped guide thousands of students through the arduous process of applying and getting accepted at the college of their dreams. A former Admissions Director, Glancy founded New Vision Learning and, in 2014, published The Art of the College Essay and edited The Best College Essays of 2014. Meanwhile, her poetry has been published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review and other prestigious magazines and anthologies. READ MORE

Authors, Poets

Nick Piombino

January 14, 2015

In the late ’60s, while a dramatic cultural shift was taking place across the United States, New York City was the home of a thriving poetry scene. And perhaps no one remembers the era better than Nick Piombino, a poet, essayist, artist and psychotherapist who studied poetry with William S. Burroughs, Ted Berrigan and Bernadette Mayer, performed with Patti Smith and was friends with Jackson Mac Low and Allen Ginsberg, with whom he spent an afternoon in jail as a result of a sit-in against the war in Vietnam. In the same year, 1967, he burned his draft card as a member of the Resistance group led by David Harris.

Born in New York City in 1942, Piombino studied English at the City College of New York before receiving a Masters degree in social work from Fordham University. In 1982, he completed his psychoanalytic training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Finding beauty in early works of psychoanalytic theory, Piombino incorporated aspects of psychoanalysis into his writing. Piombino’s first published poems appeared in 1965 in American Weave Literary Journal. Encouraged by Berrigan and Bernadette Mayer, Piombino gave his first poetry reading with Patti Smith at The Kitchen in 1973. He has had an ongoing private practice in psychoanalysis since 1985 at his office on West End Avenue. READ MORE

Authors, Poets

Melanie Jane Molloy

November 14, 2014

In her early thirties, author and poet Melanie Jane Molloy trained to be a adult teacher and life coach and, after home-schooling her daughter and helping her achieve her dream of running a business, Molloy decided that it was time for her to pursue her dream as well. She’d long had a passion for writing, having penned her first novel at the age of eleven, and found freelance work as a ghost writer before publishing her first book, Flourish, a collection of poems, affirmations and inspirational quotes. Released in November of 2013, Flourish focuses on creativity, love, confidence and peace, and the quotes and mantras contained with are designed to boost the mood of the reader and guide them in a positive direction.

Molloy’s work has been featured in Greetings UK magazine and showcased at various art exhibitions. She is also the author of Magic in Tuscany, the story of two women whose lives become intertwined in the Tuscan countryside, and she is currently working on another romance novel entitled Under the Tropical Sun. READ MORE