The Editor: Christina Hamlett is a media relations expert and award-winning author whose credits to date include 31 books, 157 plays, and hundreds of articles and interviews that appear online and in trade publications worldwide. She is also a screenplay consultant (which means she stops lots of really bad movies from coming to theaters near you) and a professional ghostwriter (which does not mean she talks to dead people). http://www.authorhamlett.com.
The Chief Canine Officer: Lucy is a rescue dog from the Pasadena Humane Society and, despite weighing less than 15 pounds, she is the boss of her two parentals. She is also a constant reminder that walks, naps and treats are an important part of a well balanced life.
The Book Contributors:
Wendy Anderson owns WOW! Event Productions. In addition to client events, she produced the Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal (60,000 attendees) and the White Satin Wedding Show at Santa Anita Racetrack. She’s on the Board of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Pasadena Rotary Club and IFEA. http://www.woweventproductions.com.
Jeanette Chasworth (ASID) aka “The Color Whisperer” is a designer, author, speaker, and loves to educate people about the power of color and design in their lives. Learn more at http://www.thecolorwhisperer.com.
John Churchman is creator/publisher of School Video News (http://www.schoolvideonews.com), an online TV/Film Production resource for teachers and administrators. In previous lives, he owned an advertising/marketing/consulting firm, was V.P. of Sales/Marketing for a leading software company, was a U.K. and South Africa commercial pilot, and owned/ operated a roller rink.
Diane Conklin, President and Founder of Complete Marketing Systems (http://www.completemarketingsystems.com), is an internationally known author, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and speaker. She’s a direct response marketing expert specializing in showing small business owners how to integrate their online/offline marketing strategies, media and methods to get maximum results from their marketing dollars.
Magda de Berg, a successful online business entrepreneur based in Australia, is the founder and owner of http://www.toyuniverse.com.au, http://www.mypetuniverse.com.au and http://www.funbrands.com.au. She is passionate about promoting success and professionalism in online business.
Jan Dunlap is the Minnesota author of Saved by Gracie and the Birder Murder Mystery series. An accomplished speaker and insightful writer, she hones her humorous edge as a guest blogger on various writing, marketing, and spirituality sites. She entertains visitors at http://jandunlap.com.
Corine La Font is a self-publishing, online marketing and virtual events consultant and specialist. She is also an author, columnist, online radio host and award-winning publishing resource in the 2012 Small Business Book Awards. Find out more and get to know Corine at http://www.helpdeskja.com.
Melody L. Friberg owns her own consulting and writing services business in Northern California. In addition to writing grant proposals for nonprofit organizations, she dedicates time to animal rescue and welfare efforts, especially for disabled cats and rescued German Shepherds. http://www.mlfribergwriting.com.
Isabel “Liz” Green has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She has worked both in Los Angeles County and in private mental health clinics and has been in solo practice for more than 20 years. She has had extensive experience with testing and evaluations and specializes in assessment, diagnosis, and counseling of children, adolescents, and adults. http://www.isabelgreen.com.
Cecelia Haddad’s expertise lies in developing a long-term vision and strategy for clients with inherent consideration of the bottom line. She has been advising and training executives for many years and focuses on assisting them to become the expert, whether presenting to a small audience, large group or on camera. http://www.marketingelements.com.au.
Scott G. Hauge is President/Founder of Small Business California, a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and education group for small business in California. (http://www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org). He is also President/Owner of CAL Insurance and Associates, Inc., (http://www.cal-insure.com), serves on 20+ boards, commissions and committees throughout San Francisco, and is Vice Chair of the California Commission on Disability Access.
After spending 30 plus years honing her skill set for business management, customer service, and organizational development, Adrianne Marie Hall embarked in 2013 on a long-awaited entrepreneurial endeavor when she started Anthurium Publishing LLC, an independent publishing house “Where Writers Become Published Authors”. Learn more at http://www.anthuriumpublishing.com
Dianne Harris is an award-winning artist and design maven, noted Australian and French Quarterite style-setter, solo entrepreneur, truth teller, community activist, grainy retro video actress and CEO of tour de force eclectic boutique Oonkas Boonkas.You can find out more at http://www.oonkasboonkas.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Leanne Hoagland-Smith works with solo entrepreneurs to answer this question: Are you where you want to be? With 30 years of practical business experience, she coaches, speaks and writes to quickly multiply results for people and businesses. http://processspecialist.com/increasesales
Danny Iny, a.k.a. the “Freddy Krueger of Blogging,” is the proud founder of Firepole Marketing. He’s also the author of Engagement from Scratch!, The Naked Marketing Manifesto, and The Audience Business Masterclass. http://www.firepolemarketing.com.
Mindy Littman Holland was the sole proprietor of Littman & Associates, a marketing communications and public relations business, for 20+ years. Today, she is an author, photographer, artist and blogger. For more information, visit http://mindylittmanholland.com.
Anthony Kirlew is an entrepreneur and digital marketing expert who has helped countless companies and organizations improve their online presence, generate leads online, and increase revenues. Anthony is Co-Founder of Imagine WOW! and Founder of AKA Internet Marketing. He’s also a contributor to Media Magnetism. Learn more at http://www.AnthonyKirlew.com.
Jennifer Martin is a published author, business coach, and the founder of Zest Business Consulting. For more than 15 years she has helped small business owners, managers, and leaders get out of overwhelm and build thriving businesses while enjoying balanced, meaningful and soul-satisfying lives. http://www.ZestBusinessConsulting.com and http://www.BusinessConsultingOjai.com
Marti Masterson established Masterson Insurance Agency in October 1996 in Northwest Indiana. She is a leader who believes in being an active member of the community and sits on various boards including United Way of Porter County and Housing Opportunities. She is also an active Rotarian. http://www.mastersonalliance.com.
Lana McAra is an award-winning author of 20 titles with more than half a million books sold writing under the name Rosey Dow. She’s an owner of Busy Bees Unlimited, LLC, a Digital Marketing Development company specializing in social media, email broadcasting, blogging, and telesummit facilitation. Learn more at BusyBeesUnlimited.com.
Deirdre Morhet, founder of BASC Expertise, has developed a sharp eye for how businesses get bloated with inefficiencies, specifically when it comes to cash flow and taxes, and how they can retool for a sleeker, smoother, strategically focused organization. http://www.bascexpertise.com.
Sarah O’Bryan brought her design studio to life in 2002. Twelve years later – with a thriving business and three little superheroes in tow, her book – Business and Baby at Home – covers what type of business to start, creating an original brand, making money, achieving goals and managing work/life balance. http://au.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-o-bryan/15/533/662
Joel Peterson is CEO, Pintoresco Advisors, a consulting firm (http://www.pintorescoadvisors.com). Concurrently, he is Founder and CEO, Student Planning Services, an educational services company. He’s been a senior executive with AT&T, British Telecom, BellSouth and a VP with U.S. and international banks. Mr. Peterson served seven years as a U.S. Navy officer.
With a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design, Emilia Rossi co-owned a high-end fashion boutique and an online store. In addition, she co-owns two online businesses: http://www.emiliarossi.com.au and http://www.capriess.com.au. When she’s not blogging, she reads up on the latest digital marketing news and helps others realize their online marketing potential.
Flo Selfman is a public relations consultant for books, authors and live events; proofreader-copy editor for manuscripts, business materials and web copy; and president of Independent Writers of Southern California (www.iwosc.org) since 2003. A longtime often home-based sole proprietor, Flo knows the value of in-person networking. http://www.wordsalamode.com
Shari Stauch, creator of Where Writers Win, has been involved in publishing and marketing for 30 years, first for individual athletes, and now for authorpreneurs. She speaks at conferences around the country on practical methods of online author marketing. The WWW team’s mission is to “shrink the web” for authors. http://www.writerswin.com.
Christine Till, author of Fired at Fifty: Stop Looking For Work and Discover What You Were Meant To Do, has 20+ years of marketing background. As a science major with business management and accounting, she brings to today’s modern business theater a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise as “The Marketing Mentress.” http://www.marketingmentress.com.
Michelle Tupy (http://www.michelletupy.com) is a ghostwriter who quite happily spends most of her time behind the scenes writing blog posts, articles, e-books and Facebook commentary on behalf of busy entrepreneurs. Currently based in Cusco, Peru with her family, Michelle is in the process of researching her next working destination.
Matthew Tynan (Pelosi Wolf Effron & Spates) is a transactional attorney specializing in the preparation of intellectual property and corporate agreements and the protection of client copyrights and trademarks. He earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Oxford University. http://www.pwes.com
Steven S. Tyre has been a CPA in the Los Angeles, CA area since 1974. He formerly worked for the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand before starting his own practice specializing in taxes, estates, trusts and small businesses. He shares offices with his son, Tony Tyre, a tax and estate attorney. http://tyretax.com.
John Leo Weber is Head of SEO for Geek Powered Studios in Austin TX. As a serial entrepreneur he has helped to launch and develop dozens of businesses across the country. He is passionate about helping others fulfill their dreams of business ownership through online marketing efforts. http://www.geekpoweredstudios.com.
Mandy Wildman is known as ‘the slightly psychic success coach’ because her spirit guides offer assistance during mentoring sessions. Mandy’s worked with soul-centered solopreneurs for more than 15 years. She lives with her family in the mountains of Western North Carolina and can be contacted via her website at http://www.MandyWildman.com.
Tony Wilkins is the host of Small Business Forum Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins) and the Editor- in- Chief of Foodie Quarterly and Small Business Forum Magazine available at http://joom.ag/OmuX .
Ben Yennie is Co-Founder of Producer Foundry and Founder/CEO of Ben Yennie and Associates LLC, an independent producers’ representation company. He is also author of The Guerilla Rep: AFM Success on No Budget. His background is with the Institute for International Film Finance, and more details can be found at http://about.me/benyennie.