Randi Ertz – Author of the Evin Driscol Series
Randi Ertz is a new published author. Randi was born in Fayetteville, N. Carolina but raised in Burlington, Iowa. Randi now lives in Chicago and considers herself a Chicagoan.
Randi has her B.A. in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a alumni of Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Sigma Chapter and was on the Dean’s Council in graduate school.
While putting herself through college, Randi worked multiple jobs and has participated in over 300 volunteer hours. After graduating, Randi realized that there was more to life than working 9-5 and bringing home a paycheck. She learned that you have to do what you love and that you cannot wait for something great to happen to you but that you have to make your own luck. Randi knew what she wanted and that was to be an author and to own a publishing company that cared about it’s authors, readers, publishing team and the community. Randi then founded The Little Things Publishing, LLC in 2010.
Randi’s first published book is The Chosen Historian the first of the Evin Driscol Series novels. The second book of the series is due out in 2011. For more information on Randi or the Evin Driscol Series, go to randiertz.com.
Hilary LiDestri and Alisa Griffin – Authors of Consumed
Hilary Reddy LiDestri and Alisa Rodgers Griffin are childhood friends reared and schooled in a small town in Michigan called Linden. Restless and terminally impetuous, both girls approached college as both an escape and a vast workshop in which to sharpen their minds, ideas and goals, a vehicle that eventually would propel them into careers as writers.
Hilary has a degree in creative writing from Michigan State University. Alisa has a degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.
The LiDestri/Griffin team is deeply immersed in research for their second novel and “SoVery Clever” series of non-fiction guides, the content of which currently is featured at http://soveryclever.blogspot.com//. For more information on the LiDestri/Griffin team, check out their site lidestrigriffin.com.
Sang Kromah – Young Adult Author of the Concealed Series
Sang Kromah was born in Philadelphia, PA to Liberian-born parents to a dad, who is a retired state of Maryland Administrator and a mother, who is a dentist. She was raised in Baltimore and Eldersburg, Maryland along with an older and younger brother.
If Sang could be summed up in one word, she would be described as a dreamer. A lifelong sufferer of the “anywhere but here syndrome”, made her a storyteller at an early age. Always creating fantasy worlds and as soon as she could read and write, those worlds gave her wings and the power to soar. Although, she was always a storyteller, she wasn’t necessarily sure of what she wanted to do with her active imagination until meeting her seventh grade Language Arts teacher, who encouraged her natural ability to dream. After that, Sang couldn’t stop writing stories, screenplays, poems, articles, etc. Sang did both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York. Sang received her Master’s degree in Communication Arts with concentrations in Film and Media Management in May 2010.
Sang’s first book called The Book of the Concealed is due to be released in 2011. Further details soon to come!