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Catherine Gigante-Brown   Catherine Gigante-Brown

Catherine Gigante-Brown has been a freelance writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for more than 30 years, since the ripe young age of fifteen. Her works have appeared in a variety of publications, including Time Out New York, Essence, Seventeen and The Italian Journal of Wine and Food. Along with Robert “The Harrad Experiment” Rimmer, she co-wrote two biographies for Prometheus Books.

Her short stories appear in several fiction anthologies and her essay, “When I was Young,” was included in Penguin Books’ Vietnam Voices. A number of her screenplays have been produced by small, independent companies. Her essay “Autumn of 9/11” was awarded first prize in The Brooklyn Public Library’s 2004 “My Brooklyn” contest. Her work, Weekender, was included in the Rosendale Theatre Collective’s first annual Short Play Festival.


Gigante-Brown was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, where she still lives with her husband and son. The El is her first published novel.

The El   Different Drummer   Bells of Brooklyn

A. R.  Baumann   A. R. Baumann

A.R. Baumann began writing as a child and became fascinated with the intricacies of people through her extensive world traveling. Her first award winning short film, Lorean, was screened at the Modern Museum of Art in NYC. Her second film, What’s Next, won the finalist award at the Houston International Film Festival. Baumann’s first published novel, Under A Cloud of Rain, features her protagonist, Nick Noelle. Thicker Than Blood is the second published novel in the continuing saga of Nick Noelle.




      Thicker Than Blood

Joe Bartnick   Joe Bartnick

Joe Bartnick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is where he learned to eat, drink and be funny. Joe moved to San Francisco and began his career as a standup comic in 1997. He worked his way up from performing in coffee shops and laundry mats to play prestigious venues such as The Warfield and The Palace of Fine Arts. During that time, Joe became a regular at the world famous Punchline and shared the stage with numerous comedy legends including Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams.

In 2006, Joe moved to Los Angeles and jumped into writing and acting. He has since written for many television projects including ESPYS, Snoop After Dark and Eddie Griffin Going For Broke. As an actor, Joe starred in Dirty Jokes: The Movie. He has created and starred (fully clothed) in the Playboy TV series, King of Clubs.


One of Joe's biggest thrills was roasting Motley Crue's Tommy Lee on the show Battleground Earth. Joe has traveled the world opening for the Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli.

In 2011, Joe published the best selling book, You Might Be A Douchebag. He follwed this with the release of his full length comedy album, Salute! in 2013.

You Might Be A Douchebag

Allison Sciulla   Allison Sciulla

Allison Sciulla is an author, comic, musician and multimedia artist. Her debut book, “You’re Probably A Slut” ranked #11 in iTunes Top humor books. Her follow up books, “And Then I Shit My Pants” and “Anna Likes Anal” have definitely stirred some controversy. But controversy is no stranger to Sciulla. Her live stage show features antics that would embarrass a Van Nuys stripper.

Based out of Los Angeles, California, Allison performs stand up comedy in surrounding areas and tours with other comedians all across the U.S. She has recently released a solo music album called “Wholesome” with a companion DVD entitled “Some Hole”. Allison is also the lead singer and bassist for the band Zoccola.

Raised in an Italian household, Allison was brought up to be very verbally and physically expressive; tools that prove to be invaluable in her quest to be the loudest, most obnoxious person in any given room. She is currently working on her fifth book and proving to the world that feeling shameful is a shame.




  You're Probably A Slut Pants Boyfriend Girlfriend

Justin Harrison   Justin Harrison

Justin Harrison was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Being raised by his mother and grandmother, Justin acquired knowledge of how to interact with women. Despite growing up in blue collar, West Alameda, low income household, Justin has done it all. From teachingt high school for years in some of the toughest neighborhoods in California to running for public office in his home town of Alameda in 2008. Justin ended up receiving an appointment to the City's Economic Development commission in early 2009. For the last few years he has been traveling the country as a stand up comedian.

Justin has already toured nationally and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy. As the creator of the online video and live show series Comics Gone Viral, Harrison's style has been called "comically surly." It's a bold, unapologetic approach that's never politically correct but always devastatingly hilarious. Harrison is also a fixture at several comedy clubs including The Punchline, Cobb's, Hollywood Improv and the Legendary Purple Onion before it closed.


Justin's wealth of experience brings a fresh and unique perspective to his writing that will leave you laughing, thinking and motivated!

Confessions of a Fat Player

Otiz Porter   Dr. Otiz "O.T." Porter

Dr. Otiz “O.T.” Porter holds a Doctorate in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He uses his talents internationally and domestically in multiple capacities. He is a life and relationship coach, a private consultant specializing in mental and behavioral health program development and analysis, team building and effectiveness, and he facilitates mental and behavioral health informational courses. He is a lecturer for multiple colleges and universities, privately coaches dissertation students, and still finds time to be involved with the local community, giving inspirational lectures to high school students.

Growing up on the rough and tumble streets of Newark (New Jersey), Dr. Porter learned, as a child, how effective communication skills can help navigate difficult circumstances. His desire to understand the way people communicate and help them better learn to communicate fueled his passion for psychology.


Through his international education, travels, and work, Dr. Porter has learned multiple strategies on interpersonal communication.

At the time of this publication, Dr. Porter makes his home in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan. However, he also, and still, considers both Newark, New Jersey and Houston, Texas (where he lived nearly a decade) home.

Confessions of a Fat Player

Leticia Orozco   Leticia Orozco

Leticia Orozco has been cooking for more than twenty-five years. To this day, she still gets excited about cooking. While never having any formal culinary training, she spent every summer and winter vacation of her youth working in her aunt's restaurant in Mexico. Those years of hands on experience provided her with a real appreciation and insight for authentic Mexican cooking.

She enjoys entertaining guests in her home and delighting them with her mouth-watering tamales. She is often asked by her non-hispanic friends how to make her tamales. After years of sharing her secrets with friends, she decided to create a book of these recipes for everyone to enjoy.

Leticia currently resides in Huntington Beach, California with her husband and two children.



Tamales For Gringos

Robert Buchanan   Robert Buchanan

Mr. Buchanan is married to Janice, they have two children a NYC elementary special education school teacher & a NYC police officer. Reared in Westchester County, New York, Bob currently lives in Yorktown, New York. He graduated from Valhalla High School in 1968. During his varied interesting life’s journey, He was a carpenter & taxidermist before joining the Greenburgh Police Department. He served as a decorated patrolman for ten years, before leaving to pursue a career as a commercial photographer. While still a police officer he opened Bob Buchanan Photography, creating award-winning photographs for many small and fortune 500 clients.

At the present time, Bob expanded to producing several of his own TV pilots and worked as an Associate Producer of two Indy films. Bob has published two art photography volumes that focuses on the special beauty of women over forty titled, “Real Woman, 40 and Beyond, that won the 2011 NY Book Fest top award for the photography / art category. His other photography volume “My Old Toy Box, Imagination Not Included, is photographs and commentary taking the reader to simpler happier days of their childhood.



The Lunch   They Speak Through Me
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