Our Authors (Current & Past)

Gregory G. Allen

Allen is an award-winning author and composer and has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty five years as an actor, director, producer, songwriter, playwright, and author. He has authored four adult books and two children's book, has a dozen short stories, poems, and stage plays published and produced. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild & the SCBWI, contributes to Broadway Voice, BroadwayWorld, HuffingtonPost, and lives in Northern New Jersey. www.gregorygallen.com

Lori Ann Stephens

Lori Ann Stephens is the author of two books and several short stories and poems. She teaches at Southern Methodist University and her debut novel, Song of the Orange Moons, was published in 2010. Her YA novel Some Act of Vision is due out fall 2013. When she's not writing or teaching writing, she reads, dances, and eats the best gourmet, home-cooked meals. She is not the cook. She lives in Plano, Texas with her family. www.loriannstephens.com

Stephen Kitsakos

Stephen Kitsakos is a theatre writer and journalist as well as the author of three opera librettos including the Sackler Prize award-winning "The Wooden Sword", "The White Rooster: A Tale of Compassion" for the Smithsonian Institution and the adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international bestseller "A Thousand Splendid Suns" all with music by Sheila Silver. His work often explores the connection between religion and art. He divides his time between Key West and NYC. stephenkitsakos.com

Deborah French

French is an award-winning speaker from the UK who ran her own market research business prior to giving birth to two children with special needs. A Brief Moment in Time is a memoir that shares her story of raising a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and another with Down Syndrome. She currently lives in Israel.

Allison Carver, LPC

Allison Carver is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor. She earned her Master’s of Education and Educational Specialist Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Virginia. She is the owner and developer of A Taste of Therapy, LLC which is a one of a kind company that combines the power of therapy with the process of cooking. As a Culinary Therapist, she believes that through the process of cooking, one can relax, unwind and connect with others. When she’s not cooking she can be found traveling and spending time with her husband and dog in Richmond, Va. www.atasteoftherapy.com

Karen DelleCava

DelleCava writes for children and young adults, has appeared in Highlights magazine, standardized tests for reading comprehension, and is a member of the SCBWI. Her YA novel A Closer Look was named a 2011 Top 40 title by the PA School Librarian Association and will be published as an eBook by ASD Pub. She enjoys step aerobics and Zumba classes when she isn’t reading, writing or playing Scrabble and lives in Northern New Jersey. www.karendellecava.com

Travis Laurence Naught

Naught (diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy as an infant) is an award-winning poet, a quadriplegic wheelchair user, and spent 10 years working with the men's basketball team at Eastern Washington University. He has a Bachelor's in Psychology and took graduate classes in Sports Psychology. Naught lives in Washington state and is the author of The Virgin Journals.