• Bryan Fuller

    Bryan Fuller is executive producer and creator of NBC’s “Hannibal,” based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels. Fuller didn’t want to be a writer as much as he wanted to be a Star Trek writer. He got his start writing “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” followed by “Star Trek Voyager,” where he worked his way up from freelance writer to staff writer to co-producer. He charted a new path during his last year on followed by “Star Trek Voyager,” writing a spec pilot called “Dead Girl,” which became Showtime’s “Dead Like Me.” Fuller then went on to create the critically acclaimed series “Wonderfalls” and wrote and executive produced the animated movie “The Am...Read More»

  • Patricia Nell Warren

    In just three decades, Patricia Nell Warren has become one of the most popular and respected authors of gay literature in the world. With eight successful novels to her credit and an estimated readership of over twenty million people worldwide, her books are considered by many to be an intrinsic part of the GLBT rites of passage as well as a literary synthesis of the gay and lesbian experience. In more recent years, she has also become a distinguished investigative journalist and columnist — always willing to test public opinion and her popularity to get at the facts of any issue she explores. Her most celebrated novel, THE FRONT RUNNER, was first published by William Morrow in 1974, and has become the most popular gay love story of all time. ...Read More»

  • Anne Rice

    One of the most celebrated novelists at work today, Anne Rice is known for weaving the visible and supernatural worlds into epic stories that regularly top bestseller lists. Her ten books of The Vampire Chronicles have sold millions of copies to date and are widely credited with having redefined the vampire genre, setting the stage for many of the romantic vampire stories we see today. The first book in the series, Interview with the Vampire, was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. More recently, she explored the life of Jesus Christ in two critically acclaimed novels, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, both of which were widely praised by religious scholars. At present she has c...Read More»

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout

    # 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories…which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motio...Read More»

  • Christina Lauren

    Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right). Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eleven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 28 languages. Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance....Read More»

  • Lexi Blake

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.


    Patricia Cornwell has sold over 100 million books. She sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller. It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature. The transition to literary superstar was not easy. At her first signing, held during a lunch break from the morgue, Patricia sold no copies of Postmortem and fielded exactly one question – an elderly woman asked her where she could find the cookbooks. Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure pr...Read More»

  • Scott Silverii

    Scott has served as a Chief of Police since January 2011. Silverii previously spent twenty-one years with a nationally accredited Sheriff’s Office. Experience His career is mixed with special operations and academic achievement. Chief Silverii spent nearly two decades in high-risk assignments such as undercover work, Task Force investigations, and SWAT command. Education His commitment to continuing education includes a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans. Scott blends over 24 years of heart-stopping police experiences with an action packed writing style seasoned by the Mardi Gras, hurricanes, humidity and crawfish étouffée. Don’t let the easy Creole smile fool you. The Chief served most of his ...Read More»

  • Liliana Hart

    Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author of more than 40 titles. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, Liliana has sold more than 3 million ebooks and been translated into eight languages. She’s appeared at #1 on lists all over the world and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times list. Liliana is a sought after speaker and she’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from Californ...Read More»

  • John Wilder

    John Wilder is an award-winning writer, producer and director of nearly 400 hours of prime-time drama on network and cable television, John Wilder’s Hollywood roots have been transplanted to Santa Barbara, CA, where he is Writer in Residence and Adjunct English Professor for prestigious Westmont College. Wilder makes his novel debut in 2015 with NOBODY DIES IN HOLLYWOOD, a murder mystery set in his old stomping grounds of Los Angeles. He is a graduate of UCLA and a former film and television actor. The following are just some of John Wilder’s numerous credits. Received the Writers Guild Award for Best Long-form Drama, the Western Heritage Award, and a Golden Globe Nomination for his adaptation/production of James A. Michener’s Centennial, ...Read More»

  • Robert L. Camina

    Camina’s previous film, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a documentary about the controversial 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar that sparked an unprecedented outcry by the gay community leading to historic change. The film, narrated by TV icon Meredith Baxter, opened to rave reviews and a media frenzy in March 2012. Since the premiere, the film screened at dozens of film festivals and garnered a number of awards, including 5 “Best” film awards.  Camina is very proud that the film is helping to create change. The film is still being used to turn an unfortunate event into far-reaching teachable opportunities. RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is strengthening grassroots organizations, engaging local communities and advancing s...Read More»

  • Beth Grant

    Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: THE ARTIST, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and RAIN MAN. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. She also voiced the Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, RANGO. Grant is currently a TV series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT for NBC Universal Studios on the Fox Network, coming soon to Hulu. Grant is the iconic character, “Addie Bundren,” in 2013’s AS I LAY DYING, based on the William Faulkner novel, adapted, directed and starring James Franco which premiered at Cannes and won Best Ensemble Award from Boston’s Chlotrudis Society of Independent Film. 2014 features ...Read More»

  • Blake Crouch

    Blake Crouch has sold over a million books and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. Known for high-concept fiction with breakneck pacing and groundbreaking genre cross-breeding, six of his books have hit the Kindle Top 10, and two have reached the #1 spot. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Cemetery Dance, and Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler. In 2013, his novel Pines was nominated for ITW’s Best Paperback Original Thriller Award, and his Wayward Pines Series is currently in production as a FOX event series for 2015, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Matt Dillon, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo and Terrence Howard. He has been fea...Read More»

  • Sam Harris

    Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in its premiere season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including SAM HARRIS and SAM-I-AM (both top 40 hits), STANDARD TIME AND DIFFERENT STAGES (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists.) Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venue...Read More»

  • Heather Matarazzo

    Heather Matarazzo has two decades of award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances in both major studio film as well as independent cinema. Her brilliant work at age 11 as the lead in Todd Solondz’ Welcome to the Dollhouse (winner of the Grand Jury Award at Sundance and prizes from the Berlin Film Festival and The National Board of Review) brought Heather international recognition as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She garnered universal raves as well as the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.  She appeared in a succession of studio films beginning with Taylor Hackford’s The Devil’s Advocate opposite Keanu Reeves, 54 with Ryan Phillippe, Wes Craven’s horror hit Scream 3 and Do...Read More»

  • Adam Robitel

    Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director, Adam graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, a double major in film production and acting. Robitel recently co-wrote, produced, edited and directed, The Taking of Deborah Logan, a found-footage horror thriller for Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions. The Taking of Deborah Logan was named a “Netflix Horror Gem” by The Wrap and won an iHorror Award for best direct release of 2014. The scribe has recently been brought in to do production rewrites on Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.  Robitel’s follow up directorial effort, “The Bloody Benders”, based on the infamous true story, will be prod...Read More»

  • Heather Graham

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell’s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette’s Shadows, and for Harlequin’s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira B...Read More»

  • Jackie Collins

    There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers — Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.Jackie Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with some thirty New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her reade...Read More»

  • The AnneRiceAThon! (Sun 1/4 – Sun 1/11)

    Beginning Sunday, January 4th at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT, it’s a special non-stop marathon of every episode of The Dinner Party Show featuring world-famous author (and “premiere Party Person”) Anne Rice. Relive her on-stage appearance before a live audience at Bent Con as well as the exclusive announcement of Lestat’s much anticipated return, and all the other exciting, hilarious and provocative highlights from Anne’s many appearances on The Dinner Party Show, all of which are part of The AnneRiceAThon! You can listen via the player at or with our free mobile apps for Android and Apple devices, also available through The marathon runs continiously until Sunday, January 11th 8 ...Read More»

  • Ron Oliver

    Emmy-nominated director/writer/producer Ron Oliver started his career with the cult hit Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)–called “the Blue Velvet (1986) of high school horror movies” by the Los Angeles Times–and since then has directed and/or written award-winning theatrical feature films and television ratings hits for studios such as Warner Brothers, Fox, Universal, and The Walt Disney Co. Canadian-born Oliver’s work has been twice nominated for the prestigious Director’s Guild of America Award. He has traveled around the world to film in London, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg and all the way back home to Hollywood, California. He is also a published author of award-winning short fiction as well as penning a...Read More»

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