Ken Wharton is a physics professor at San Jose State University. He is also the author of the science fiction novel Divine Intervention, along with a handful of short stories. For his fiction, Ken has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for best new writer, the Philip K. Dick award and the Nebula award.
Tripp Whetsell is a New York-based author, entertainment journalist and critic specializing in comedy, television, film, music and pop culture history. His work has appeared both in print and online for such publications as VanityFair.com, TV Guide, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Closer Weekly, The Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter. This is his third book.
Books by Tripp WhetsellThe Improv
Kiersten White lives with her family near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. This abundance of normal led her to a fascination with all things paranormal, including vampires, faeries, and pop culture. Visit her at kierstenwhite.com, and please don’t hate her for bashing Stefan. She still thinks he’s pretty.
Stephanie Whiteside recently graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication, where she learned the fine art of procrastination by watching “Gilmore Girls” and knitting when she should have been writing papers. Stephanie currently lives in Northern Virginia with her cats Fred and Padma, and spends her time watching more TV than is probably healthy, writing, and attempting to convince the government to give her a job. In the meantime, she teaches knitting and is cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
An award-winning investigative reporter, Glenna Whitley specializes in writing about crime and the legal system. A staff writer for the Dallas Observer since November 2003, she’s been executive editor and senior writer for D Magazine and a feature writer for the Dallas Morning News. Whitley’s freelance work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Texas Monthly, Penthouse, Glamour, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, More, New York Times, Town & Country and many more. She is co-author with B. G. Burkett of the acclaimed nonfiction book Stolen Valor about the Vietnam War, published in 1998. The subject of three segments for TV newsmagazine “20/20,” including one that won a CINE Award, Stolen Valor received the 2000 William E. Colby Award for writing on military affairs at Norwich University. The subject of hundreds of stories in magazines and newspapers, Stolen Valor is now in development as a TV series. Her story “Crazy White Mother,” published in the Dallas Observer, received the prestigious Texas Headliner’s Award for investigative journalism in 2003, her third such award. The judges said: “This is a remarkable example of hard-digging reporting on an elusive subject, delivered in a fast-moving narrative form that tells an amazing tale with color and clarity.” In addition, “Crazy White Mother” was a finalist for the 2003 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award. Whitley’s story “Evil Eyes,” the saga of serial killer Coral Eugene Watts published in June 2003 by the Dallas Observer, was featured in an anthology of the best writing from alternative newspapers published by Penguin in 2005. Another story was included in D Magazine’s Dallas: The 30 Greatest Stories Ever Told, published September 2004. Whitley has received numerous awards for investigative reporting on criminal affairs from the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Press Club and the City and Regional Magazine Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Whitley lives in Dallas with her husband Peter and two sons, Eric and Andrew.
Christy Whitman is an in-demand life coach, transformational leader, CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy™, a 12 month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. She has helped thousands of women and men around the world achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products. Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 80,000 people a month and she has been quoted in Seventeen, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, Teen Vogue, The Star Ledger, and Knot Magazine. As a certified Law of Attraction coach, her work has been promoted by and featured with best-selling authors like Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neal Donald Walsch, Abraham-Hicks and Louise Hay. She currently lives in Montreal with her husband, Frederic, and their two boys, Alexander and Maxim.
Books by Christy WhitmanTaming Your Alpha Bitch
One of the more opinionated people in an industry of opinionated people, Rick Klaw is perhaps best known for the popular column “Geeks With Books” in SFSite. Geek Confidential: Echoes From the 21st Century, a collection of his critical essays, reviews and other observations was published in 2003 by MonkeyBrain, Inc. His writings have appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Weird Business, The Big Book of the Weird Wild West, Gangland, Michael Moorcock’s Multiverse, Science Fiction Weekly, Nova Express, Electric Velocipede, KongisKing.net, Conversations With Texas Writers and other venues. Klaw lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, a cat and an enormous collection of books. He is a frequent guest at conventions, where he can be seen nattering on about apes and pop culture.
An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino Wickman has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.
At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company.
Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.
He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?.
Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are more than 100,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide.
Gino is now devoting his time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap and becoming entrepreneurs. Which is why he created LEAP.
Joanna Wiebe is the author of The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (2014). She is also the cofounder of Copy Hackers and Page 99 Test. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband.