Stu Jones

A veteran law enforcement officer, Stu has worked as a beat cop, an investigator, an instructor of firearms and police defensive tactics and as a member and team leader of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team. He is trained and qualified as a law enforcement SWAT sniper, as well as in hostage rescue and high-risk entry tactics. Most recently, Stu served for …

Elizabeth Isaacs

Elizabeth Isaacs is an author and teacher who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st-century learner. Works stemming …

Thommy Hutson

Thommy Hutson is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and author who is considered the foremost authority on A Nightmare on Elm Street. He co-wrote and produced ANIMAL for Chiller Films and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. The project debuted in iTunes’ top ten horror films (reaching #1) and became the network’s highest-rated original movie. Hutson produced and made his feature directorial …

Stacy Green

Stacy Green is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers and mysteries. Known for her love of serial killer lore and twisted crime stories, Stacy’s award-winning gritty novels and true crime nonfiction pieces have established her as a crime fiction expert. She has sold over half-million books.  

Annalisa Grant

AnnaLisa completed her undergraduate degree in Human Services at Wingate University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. During her thirteen years in the Human Services field, AnnaLisa worked with children in group homes and foster care, and spent two years in private practice counseling individuals, families, and couples. When her father was in a near fatal …

Liana Gardner

Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of Speak No Evil, 7th Grade Revolution and The Journal of Angela Ashby. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface. Liana volunteers with high school students through EXP (expfuture.org). EXP …

Anna M. Elias

After earning a Production Degree from the University of Florida, Anna started her career as Don Johnson’s assistant on Miami Vice. She later worked as a Location Manager and/or Asst. Manager on the TV series In the Heat of the Night and such feature films as Sommersby (Richard Gere, Jodie Foster), Nell (Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson), The Rainmaker (Matt Damon), …

Dan Elish

Dan Elish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library “Book for the Teenage” and a “Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.” Dan co-wrote the book for …

Sam Davis

Sam Davis is an author, community volunteer, and former teacher. Born in Georgia, Sam went to high school in Big Sky country Montana and returned to the South to graduate summa cum laude from Auburn University in Elementary Education with a focus on Spanish language studies. Sam studied at the Centro Bilingue in Cuernavaca, Mexico and taught at Disney’s innovative …

Michael James Canales

As a writer, Michael has over thirty national and international awards for his work in major writing competitions. Aside from his Disney Fellowship (Features), Michael was also a finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His screenplay, GHOST LIGHTS, was voted into THE HIT LIST 2010, the annual industry list of the best original screenplays of the year. Two …