ELIZABETH STEPHENS was born and raised in Madera, CA. She has been writing poetry and short stories since the age of ten. As a teen, Elizabeth joined the Madera Writer’s Guild and contributed to two publications. In 2012, she Co-wrote an adventure mystery Novel, “The Overcomers” with author Howard Kent. Creating film scripts was another Avenue Elizabeth took on and eventually started writing full novel.
Dr. Allan G. Hedberg is a clinical psychologist and maintains a private practice in Fresno, California. He received his doctorate in 1969, from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He has published over 150 papers and has presented many professional seminars on various topics, such as addictive behavior problems, marriage and family enrichment, the aging brain, depression and leadership. He is a contributing author to ten professional books.
In addition to his private practice, he serves as a consultant to businesses, hospitals, schools, churches, and various community social agencies and organizations. He is a frequent speaker and provides training workshops and seminars to both professional and lay groups on topics such as stress management, addiction, health management, depression, family relationships, and marital enrichment. He is frequently interviewed on radio and television regarding the psychological implications of current events.
Dr. Hedberg is active in professional affairs and has held offices in several professional organizations. He served as president of the San Joaquin Psychological Association, Chairman of the Division of Clinical and Professional Psychology of the California State Psychological Association, President of the California Psychological Association. He also served on the Board of Governors of Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada for the past 22 years, and served as Chairman of the Board for five years.
Currently, he produces a weekly television series on centralvalleytalk.com, entitled, Doctor, Teach Me to Parent. He also produces a daily podcast, entitled, The Psychology Report, which may be accessed on thepsychologyreport.buzzsprout.com.
Dr. Hedberg and his wife, Bernice, live in Fresno, California. They both are active in their community affairs. Their three children, Carrie, Darcie, and Ethan, and their spouses are active in their respective professions. They have eight grandchildren.
Linda is a retired teacher who remains involved in education through her local school district. She lives in central California close to family and friends.
Eddie Lucas is a baby-boomer, writer, educator, and vintage TV historian. Eddie Lucas is a 1983 graduate of the University of Central Florida, having completed courses in Radio and Television Broadcasting and Journalism. He has spent thousands of hours reading every article, interview, and book available on the history and background of television—its writers, producers, the iconic studios who produced them, such as Desilu and Screen Gems, even down to most minute details, such as episode titles, special guest stars, and original air dates. Eddie says: “As a classic television fan and historian, I wanted to delve deeper and find out more about some of my favorite TV shows and the stars we baby boomers all grew up watching. I wanted to go beyond what had previously been written in articles and books to find the answers to questions that casual, as well as die-hard fans have always wanted to ask. I wanted to capture in their own words, their first-hand accounts and personal experiences, and preserve for posterity the historical significance of their time on some of the most beloved shows in television history.”
Liz Longo is a native New Yorker. Her Italian family arrived on Ellis Island in the start of the 1900’s with two simple dollars and not a word of English either. The boat broke down on the way but that’s another story. As a result, Liz very much relates to and appreciates the ever changing population, bringing new smiles, flavors and spices to the city. Inspired by the New York Public Library’s French Book Art/Livres D’Artists, Artist and Poets in Dialogue exhibit in 2006 of artist collaborations between 1874 and 1999, Liz maintains “The merge of these art forms reveals the beautiful depth of humanity’s soul, we can collaborate peace...a masterpiece, if we are supportive of each other’s simple existence.”
Cheyne Yeager is a writer and an illustrator. He grew up and attended art school in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a passion for color and enjoys spending most of his time in the North Carolina Mountains where he finds inspiration to write and paint.
Michelle Tighe, a New Jersey native, graduated from Gloucester City High School and has worked as a Legal Secretary for the past seventeen years. She is happily married and has a son. Michelle has always enjoyed writing poetry and reading. She is excited to pursue her lifelong dream of publishing Erin’s Adventures in Dreamsville, a children’s book.
Gina Meyers is regarded as a top-notch author of unique themed cookbooks such as the best-selling Love At First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook, The Magic of Bewitched Cookbook, and The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, Muggles to Magic. Kellan Lutz, from the Twilight franchise went nuts over her Twilight Tribute Punch on The late night talk show, Allan Carr Chatty Man in London, England. (Secret ingredient, gummy worms). Gina is the proud winner of the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Award (March 2012, Folies Bergere, Paris, France) for her fundraising cookbook, Hope for Haiti. The same night Gina won, Paul and daughter Stella McCartney also won for their meat free vegetarian cookbook. Gina: "it was a surreal moment standing on the stage at the Folies Bergere with some of the best cookbook authors and chefs in the universe. To receive the distinction of a Gourmand Cookbook Award was magnificent, especially since it was given to me by, Mr. Edward Cointreau of the Cointreau Liquor Dynasty."
Gina's claim to fame started with her exceptional knowledge of the television show Bewitched, she was Bewitched from an early age and even had the joy of doing a book signing with Louise Tate, aka, Actress, Kasey Rogers. This has spiraled into many exciting popular culture adventures that have included cooking on air in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cleveland, Ohio, to name a few.
She has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows and in a multitude magazines as an authority on cooking, television, popular culture, television trivia, and marketing trends.
Gina has been a consultant for Nickelodeon Network; Nick at Nite,and Columbia Pictures Television. Gina has worked for the Xerox Corporation as well as online giant, Google. Gina is a the owner of Serendipity Media Group, a full-service marketing, promotions, and self- publishing firm.
Gina's goal is to bring people back into the kitchen creating,and cooking together. Her special intention is to reignite a spark of imagination by helping people to create unique themed recipes by utilizing popular culture genres. And, just having some good old fashioned fun in the kitchen! https://www.ginameyers.com