is an entrepreneur, an executive financial consultant to the life sciences industry, and owns and operates real estate properties. He is a former naval officer and enjoys playing the guitar and a good murder mystery. The Barn is Campbell's first foray into creative writing, a mystery novella he co-authored with John Casey. They are currently writing a sequel that will be released by PHiR Publishing.
is a novelist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from New Hampshire. His first novel, Devolution, was released in 2019 and is book one of The Devolution Trilogy, a psychological spy thriller series. Evolution was released 2021, Revelation in 2022. Casey authored Raw Thoughts in 2019 as well, a compelling and mindful fusion of poetic and photographic art that garnered noms for the Griffin Poetry Prize and National Book Award. The sequel, Meridian: A Raw Thoughts Book, was released in 2021. He is the co-author of The Barn: A Mystery Novella and his poetry has appeared internationally in numerous literary journals and magazines.
A Veteran combat and test pilot with a Master of Arts from Florida State University, Casey also served as a diplomat and international affairs strategist at U.S. embassies in Europe and Africa, at the Pentagon, and elsewhere. He is passionate about fitness, nature, and travel and inspired by the incredible spectrum of people, places and cultures he has experienced in life.
JOHN CASEY'S WEBSITE: JOHN CASEY NOVELIST & POET (johnjcasey.com)
IG: John Casey (@johncaseyauthor)
Facebook: John Casey | Facebook
Twitter: John Casey (@JohnCaseyAuthor) / Twitter
LinkedIn: John Casey on LinkedIn
is a writer, entrepreneur, and business executive with roots in corporate America. His first novel, Apogee: A Mac Sisco Novel, was released by PHiR in 2022 and the first sequel, The Typhon Affair, in 2023. Lou is currently writing The Maslow Conspiracy, book three. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and served four years in the United States Navy as a member of the Naval Security Group during the Vietnam War. He spent his final two years of service at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Lou was the founding Chairman of Badgerdog Literary Publishing Company, a not-for-profit that published the literary digest American Short Fiction and provided outreach writing courses through Youth Voices in Ink for disenfranchised children in central Texas. He is also the owner, CEO, and publisher of Austin Fit Magazine, a health and fitness magazine.
Married with three children and three grandchildren, Lou and his wife Lynne live on a ranch in Wimberley, Texas with a menagerie of furry friends including two horses, one mammoth donkey, two miniature bulls, five dogs and five chickens.
LOU EARLE'S WEBSITE: LouEarle.com
AUSTIN FIT MAGAZINE: Austin Fit Magazine - Keep Austin Fit
is an award-winning author from Rochester, NY who loves to travel, meet new people and have profound conversations. His writing stems from his experiences and the many different personalities he’s met throughout the years. Poetry is what moves him, and his true talent lies in storytelling. His first published book is titled I Considered You, which he followed up with The N.M.E., both novels in verse. The N.M.E. (second edition) was released in March of 2022 by PHiR Publishing. With his novel-in-verse CREATE DESTRUCTION, Kovacs won the 2022 Literary Titan Book Award.
Kovacs served in the United States Army and continues to serve in the Air National Guard. He is a family man who surrounds himself with like-minded people, and has never been one to shy away from uncomfortable topics. Give him a beer and he’ll provide the storytelling.
is best known as the producer of the award-winning Pulse of the Planet radio series and podcast and for his soundscape recordings from around the world. Sacred Mounds is his first novel. He is currently working on a nonfiction book project.
After studying acting at Yale Drama School, he enjoyed a brief career as a singer-songwriter in London. He has been producing sound-rich audio programs since 1977. Pulse of the Planet has been on the air since 1988. For many years, Jim produced features and commentaries for All Things Considered, Marketplace, Weekend Edition and other public radio programs. He has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Grammy Foundation.
Stories about Jim's work have appeared in Audio Magazine (cover story), the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic, the Today Show and the CBS Evening News. His forty-year archive of sounds is now reposited in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. A beekeeper and avid fly-fisherman, Jim resides in New York’s Hudson River Valley with his wife Eileen.
JIM METZNER'S WEBSITES: sacredmoundsnovel.com AND jimmetznerproductions.com
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