A former world champion athlete, Stanford University coach,
martial arts instructor and Oberlin College professor, Millman has authored 16 books published in 29 languages, including his classic, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted into a 2007 film with Nick Nolte). A popular international speaker, Dan has influenced people from all walks of life.
Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of Writing the Breakout Novel, The Fire in Fiction, The Breakout Novelist, and Writing
21st Century Fiction (2012). He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.
Jess Lourey is the author of the critically acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, "a splendid mix of humor and suspense (Booklist)," and Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction. Jess also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, YA adventure, magical realism, and feminist thrillers. She is a regular Psychology Today blogger and a TEDx presenter.
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