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Shannon Muir

June 22, 2015
Shannon Muir Books

Since the age of eleven, Shannon Muir knew she wanted to be a writer. During her teenage years, she also developed an interest in comics and animation and, in 1996, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career. Her first job was as a production assistant on Sony Animation’s Jumanji: The Animated Series, and shortly thereafter, she earned a promotion to production coordinator on Extreme Ghostbusters. She would later go on to work as a production coordinator on the acclaimed Nickelodeon series Invader Zim.

Muir’s first big break as an animation scriptwriter came in 2003, when she and her creative partner and now husband, Kevin Paul Shaw Broden, were offered the opportunity to write original scripts for the Japanese series Midnight Horror School. Her first book, Gardner’s Guide to Writing and Producing Animation, was published in July of 2007 and a follow-up, Gardner’s Guide to Pitching and Selling Animation, was released in 2008. READ MORE


Joseph Olewitz

February 25, 2015
22nd Story Strategies

Coach, mentor and sales professional Joseph Olewitz spent 14 years generating growth and implementing business development plans at multi-national digital agencies before founding his own company, 22nd Story Strategies, in 2010. Created in response to demand from entrepreneurs and executives who realized that an experienced individual such as Olewitz could provide invaluable opinions and guidance with regards to revenue growth, 22nd Story Strategies has helped a wide range of businesses meet and exceed their sales and revenue goals.

Based in New York City, Olewitz works with companies around the world, helping them build and implement strategic plans for revenue growth based on existing and new business models plus building teams that maximize their earning potential.

For more about Olewitz, visit his blog at, and check out to learn more the services offered by 22nd Story Strategies. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Authors

Dylan Saccoccio

January 30, 2015
Dylan Saccoccio

Born and raised just south of Boston, actor and author Dylan Saccoccio grew up playing sports, focusing primarily on hockey and golf. But when his high school resurrected its drama program during Saccoccio’s junior year, he was convinced by a friend to audition for a play entitled “The Diviners.” At competition, Saccaccio won an award for “Best Actor” for his portrayal of Ferris Layman. After working on his craft under the tutelage of Carolyn Pickman in Boston, Saccoccio was cast in “Mill Girls,” a play about the life of female textiles workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, and starred as the lead in a critically-acclaimed play about a modern teen Holocaust denier called “Ann Frank and Me.”

After graduating from Hofstra University, Saccoccio moved to Los Angeles, where he has starred in such films as L’amour Montparnasse, Alone at Midnight, The Appearing and Red Wing. READ MORE


Drew Karpyshyn

January 16, 2015

Born in Edmonton in 1971, Drew Karpyshyn is an acclaimed writer of novels, screenplays and video games. After graduating from college with a degree in English, Karpyshyn answered an open call for novel ideas set in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. His submission eventually led to his first novel, Temple Hill.

In the spring of 2000, Karpyshyn began working for BioWare, the video game company responsible for the Baldur’s Gate series. During his 12 years with the company, Karpyshyn contributed to an illustrious list of games including Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.

In 2013, Karpyshyn released Children of Fire, the first book in his Chaos Born series. He followed it up with The Scorched Earth in September of 2014. READ MORE

Authors, Podcasters

Bill Meeks

December 17, 2014

Back in March, we spoke to Atlanta author Bill Meeks about his Dogboy series of books, which began with Den of Thieves and continued with Danger on Liberty Pier and Demon’s Dare. This month, he’ll be releasing the fourth book in the series, Eye of the Scarab, which explores the concept of the surveillance state and examines the very nature of Dogboy’s hometown of Colta City.

In addition to being an author, Meeks is also a podcaster and video producer, and his work has been seen in international cinema, on domestic television and across the internet. To learn more about Meeks and his various projects, visit him online at

What’s new with you since we last spoke?

I got a new podcast off the ground, wrote two books, and got my hair cut. The hair cut didn’t take that long but I thought I’d mention it since I think it looks pretty sharp. Sadly they weren’t able to fill in the patches where the hair is less there. READ MORE