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Perhaps it was the first time that she saw Gene Kelly dance in Singing in the Rain when she was four years-old, but Jeryl Brunner cannot remember a time when she wasn’t obsessed with all things relating to entertainment and pop culture. Jeryl has been a staff correspondent for a national celebrity magazine. As a freelance journalist she has contributed to many publications and interviewed hundreds of celebrities from George Clooney to Meryl Streep. She is the author of the books “My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places” and “My City, My Los Angeles,” where notables (from Matthew Broderick to Dustin Hoffman) share their most treasured places and things to do. Jeryl and her books have been featured on TV and radio. She lives in New York City.
Leah Ingram is the author of 14 books, including two on frugal living: Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier on Less (Adams Media, 2010) and Toss, Keep, Sell: The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Getting Organized and Making Money from Your Stuff (Adams Media, 2010). She is also the founder of the popular frugal-living blog called Suddenly Frugal. Media-trained while an editor at Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, Leah quickly became the go-to expert for on-air demonstrations of family-related topics, including gift tips, etiquette advice and shopping suggestions. She has done monthly frugal segments on “The 10! Show” on NBC 10 in Philadelphia, and has appeared on “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” “Good Morning America,” CNBC’s “Market Wrap, Business Week TV, ABC News Now and “Good Day New York,” among other programs. Leah has partnered with many national brands to bring her unique-blend of money-saving advice to life, through speaking engagements on TV as well as at colleges, libraries, business associations, financial institutions, and other organizations.
Jon is an aspiring writer and comedian who lives in Brooklyn with his wife and rabbit. He has been writing for an established following and the random passerby at his comedic blog witzpickz.com for the better part of a decade.
Michele Wojciechowski is the author of the award-winning humor book “Next Time I Move, They’ll Carry Me Out in a Box.” She created and writes the award-winning humor column, “Wojo’s World,” and is on the faculty of the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. She writes and performs stand-up comedy and likes saying “award-winning” as much as possible.
Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, humorist and entertainment analyst. The host of the showbiz podcast Whine At 9, Nancy digs a little deeper as she chats with fascinating celebrities and industry insiders. Her book College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.
Rachel Weingarten is a noted and quoted style expert and co-founder of BecauseStyle.com. She’s led seminars at New York University on personal branding and lectured about the history of cosmetics & fragrance marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She’s also worked as a celebrity makeup artist with celebrities including Christina Aguilera, and developed cosmetics for prestige and mass market cosmetic brands. She was a featured beauty expert on the Sundance series Love/Lust & Makeup along with Stacy London & Bobbi Brown. She frequently appears on morning TV programs including Good Morning America and the Today Show discussing style and trends.
Rachel is the author of two award-winning books, Career and Corporate Cool and Hello Gorgeous! Beauty Products in America ’40s-’60s. Her next book, Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year, will be published by Fall River Press in March 2014. She’s a regular contributor to media outlets including amNewYork, CNN Digital, Esquire.com Fortune, Newsday, USA Today and many others. Find out more about her at her online hub RachelEtc.com.
Roisin Kelly was born in Belfast in 1990, and has lived in the south of Ireland for most of her life. Currently she is studying for her Masters in Writing, and while she is not working on her novel she is keeping up to date with the royal family.
K.L. Connie Wang
K. L. Connie Wang is a huge fan of monthly serial romance novels and Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series. Connie has been published in The Orlando Sentinel, Campus Circle and Latina Bride magazine, as well as on such web sites asReel Life with Jane, TVFodder, FilmFodder, The Travel Channel and IgoUgo. Other interests include shopping (especially when it comes to finding the best bargain!), food (eating, cooking, watching food shows, and eating again), books, online gaming, and traveling when her income affords it.
Scott Neumyer is a freelance journalist from central New Jersey whose work has been published by Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, ESPN, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Details, NY Daily News, Bella NYC Magazine, and in many other publications.
An entertainment and lifestyle journalist published by The New York Times, People, ABCNews.com, MSN.com, Cosmopolitan and other major national media, Sona Charaipotra received her MFA in creative writing from the New School. Thanks to a Masters from New York University (where her thesis project was developed for the screen by MTV Films), Sona is a strong believer that three-act structure can work in fiction, too. Ever the dilettante, she is currently working on both women’s fiction and YA novels. Find her on the web at SonaCharaipotra.com
Stephanie Stephens, M.A. is a spokesperson and consultant for the active mature female demographic—midlife and boomer. She writes, produces, and hosts her multimedia channel, Mind Your Body TV, featuring timely health and lifestyle blogs, podcasts, and videos—also seen on YouTube and syndicated by AOL/On.
Amanda Waas is the creator of You’re Welcome, a gift guide site for all of life’s awkward occasions. Her writing has also appeared in Glamour, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Time Out New York, AOL’s Shelterpop and DIY Life, and various others. Amanda lives in Brooklyn amidst million-dollar brownstones that she couldn’t afford in a billion years.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, certified financial planner, is president of Charles Schwab Foundation and senior vice president at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Member SIPC). Her weekly personal finance column is syndicated nationally and also available at schwab.com/askcarrie.
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
New York-based journalist, author and essayist Claudia Gryvatz Copquin is a newspaper and magazine human interest and lifestyle feature writer. In addition to three non-fiction books, she’s also a published essayist and is currently the producer of a live essay reading series with a group of professional writers. The ongoing theme: “Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears.” Reading venues in New York include the prestigious Guild Hall in East Hampton, The Half King in Chelsea, Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village, the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn and the Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village.
Which is stronger: ultra-hold or mega-hold? Janene Mascarella has the answers to your burning beauty questions. Besides deeply pondering hairspray holds, she’s a New York-based freelance journalist covering all types of lifestyle topics.
Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Newsday, CNNMoney.com, Cosmopolitan, AARP Bulletin, American Way, Self, Glamour, Health, Cooking Light, Women’s Health, USA Today, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman’s Day, Parenting, Parents, Family Circle, Babytalk, American Baby, Weight Watchers, Arthritis Today, Working Mother, Fodor’s Travel, AOL Travel, CBS News, Shop Etc., and many others. She’s also the beauty director of BELLA NYC Magazine.
Jennifer Tzeses has written and edited beauty and lifestyle content for such websites and publications as Seventeen, Woman’s Day.com, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Refinery29.com, TotalBeauty.com, Ulta.com, and Health.
Joel Keller is one of the cofounders of the site Antenna Free TV and cohosts the weekly AFT Podcast. He was editor-in-chief of the now-defunct TV Squad, and since those heady days, he’s written about TV and other topics for The New York Times, The A.V. Club, TheAtlantic.com, Fast Company’s Co.Create, Vulture, Zap2It and elsewhere.
John O’Leary’s unique perspective was garnered from a fire that almost killed him at the age of nine. As an international speaker traveling to more than 150 events each year, John finds many of his insights while meeting strangers and new friends at events, airports and Starbucks stops in-between. John is the CEO of Rising Above with John O’Leary, a lifestyle organization built to empower you to take back your life, ignite your possibility and change your world. Beyond inspirational speaking, Rising Above offers live and web-based personal development and coaching programs. John is working on his first book (look for it in 2014!), is a loving husband and father of four. John created the Spark! 21 Day Challenge so that you could ignite your possibility today. Take the challenge here:RisingAbove.com/Spark
Kristen Fischer is a journalist and copywriter living at the Jersey Shore. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who has published articles with Health, New Jersey Monthly, Writer’s Digest, MediaBistro, and SheKnows. Her latest book, “When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined” (Career Press) is in stores now.
Michael started collecting vintage sports cards when his grandfather bought him a shoebox full of cards for his birthday more than fifteen years ago! Since then, he has been on the hunt to find undiscovered card and sports memorabilia collections hiding in dusty attics, garages, and barns.