David Bell, Author
Kill All Your Darlings
David Bell is the USA Today-bestselling author of eleven novels from Berkley/Penguin, including KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS, THE REQUEST, LAYOVER, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER, BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL.
His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, included on several bestseller lists, nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and, in 2013, won the prestigious Prix Polar International de Cognac for best crime novel by an international author.
He is a professor of English at Western Kentucky University where he co-founded and directs the MFA program in creative writing. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he spends his free time rooting for the Reds and Bengals, watching movies, and walking in the cemetery near his house. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with his wife, writer Molly McCaffrey.
Arl Farris, Author
The Wrong Investigation
Arl Farris is the author of the crime books COPS, CROOKS AND COWBOYS; THE WRONG INVESTIGATION and coming soon THE TOURNAMENT MASTER. He has also authored the recently published four-book western adventure series of SHERIFF JUAN MIGUEL CASTILLO-JUSTICE FROM A HOT BARREL; THE SHERIFF OF TUCSON; HARD BULLETS, HARD LESSONS; and.44 CALIBER SOLUTION.
According to Arl-
“I was one of the lucky ones. I grew up a cowboy. With a cap gun tucked in my belt and my very own gray cowboy hat, I was right there with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Sitting in front of the television set with my dad, I fought with John Wayne at the Alamo and helped Matt Dillion rid Dodge City of desperate outlaws.
As a police officer in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, it wasn’t too big a stretch to imagine the 9 m/m I carried was a sixgun slung low across my hips, and my black-and-white patrol car was a trusted stallion. In my thirty years of being a lawman, I never came across a single cattle rustler, but I did manage to lock up a few bank robbers and a couple of killers. That’s as close as I will ever come to taming a town…and I guess that will have to do.”
Arl and his wife, Nancy, have been married over thirty years. They live in Franklin Tennessee, and have two adult children.
Arl draws on his knowledge of policing and love of the outdoors for inspiration in writing novels. Among his favorite authors include Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Ambrose, Nelson DeMille, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Lee Child. It was Stephen Cannell who planted the seed that Arl could also be an author.
Jerry Guilliano, Author
Surgical Steel to Ironman
Jerry Guiliano and his wife Katrina of 18 years, live in Brentwood, TN. They have two wonderful children, Mia and Matthew, and two great dogs, Lola and Jeter. Jerry heads up the Global Innovation and Retail Sales team for the Workwear Division of the VF Corporation.
Born in Northern New Jersey, Jerry learned that hard work and perseverance are two qualities that mold a person’s character. While attending college in New York, Jerry was involved in a life-threatening car accident. This accident would land him in the hospital for over 40 days. His comeback story is filled with experiences that required working harder, smarter, and longer than most of his peers. After nearly 30 years, with 8 pins and 2 prosthetic hips, Jerry competed and completed his dream of finishing a 70.3 Ironman.
His book Surgical Steel to Ironman: A Collection of Perseverance Stories has anticipated release later this year.
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Founder, President and CEO,
The Macfarlan Group
Deb loves anyone who seeks to improve the world through skillful disruption of the status quo.
She is an acclaimed communicator, strategist, catalyst, and coach adept at uncovering potential in individuals and groups strengthening their abilities to optimize their impact within their organization and the community.
Her work experiences here and abroad have found her in the company of disrupters changing the worlds of workforce development for formerly incarcerated individuals, immigrants and refugees, children’s literacy, youth leadership development, children with special needs, school administrative leadership, teacher development, and human trafficking.
Deb is a connector par excellence who believes that disrupters talking across industries and interests to collectively impact social challenges will cause deep sustainable change.
In addition to service on local social impact organization boards, Deb also serves as the Vice President of Strategic Planning on the Board of the Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College. (Her beloved undergraduate alma mater.)
Deb Macfarlan Enright holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and two advanced degrees from Vanderbilt University including a Doctorate in Education Policy from the nationally ranked Leadership, Policy & Organization Department program.
Before all of this (and children), Deb fronted a jazz trio touring the East Coast and Caribbean. Her tune, “Tonight He’s Mine” recorded by the James Bazen Big Band can be found on YouTube here.