Stacey Brook is a New York City-based writer, journalist and blogger. Founder of geek-centric fashion blog EtsyBrook.com, Stacey has also written for The Hollywood Reporter, IFC.com, TheHairpin.com, Tor.com, and the Etsy Storque Blog, among many other publications. Her EtsyBrook posts have been picked up by Buzzfeed.com, The Daily What and Geeks Are Sexy. In 2011 she was awarded Honorable Mention in the annual Writer’s Digest Writing Contest (Memoir/Personal Essay Category). Stacey is currently working on a book of personal essays about her family and her NYC dating life, which has been populated with absolutely no weirdos whatsoever.
Leland Cheuk is a writer and standup comic in New York City. Cheuk has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. His writing has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, CellStories, Spinner.com, 7×7.com, Punk Planet, Is Greater Than and Mostly Fiction. One of Cheuk’s short stories was a finalist in the national Washington Square Review fiction contest (judged by Darin Strauss). Cheuk has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University.
Jo Singel, a native Philadelphian and a citizen of the island of Manhattan has used her unpublished diaries and journals as material for her first book, a memoir, The Dandelions of Woodlawn Avenue, and now for her debut novel, Daughter of Infamy. By day, she coaches professionals and teams in creating purposeful and meaningful visions and strategies for helping them achieve their aspirations. By night, she delves into the dark side of human nature and writes fictionalized stories about gangsters, mobsters and murderous traitors.