Honored with the Forbes Next Top 1000 entrepreneurs of 2021, Eric was named one of the 40 under 40 for Washington DC in 2012 by the Washington Business Journal. Named Georgetown's only two-time entrepreneurship professor of the year and added to Inc. 5000, #5 Fastest Growing Education Company as Founder of Manuscripts, Eric´s passion for books has earned him the title of the “Book Professor.” His action-adventure fantasy novel, The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill, written in honor of his daughters was reviewed as “supernatural adventure story, filled with atmosphere, twists, the sublime and dripping with heart” by the NY Weekly and became an instant Amazon best-seller.

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Allyson Hernandez

Multi-passionate actress, composer, and now a published author, Allyson´s novel became the best-selling book of the prestigious theater-focused New York City Drama Book Shop. Featured on Tamryn Hall´s daily talk show, Allyson has not only written an inspiring multi-generational story, but she also turned the novel into a musical. The tickets for Ballad of Dreams Album Release and Live Concert at the Triad Theater are on sale now.


“The Galvin Girls” is a historical fiction novel by Emily Schmidt based on the real lives of Helen Galvin and her four sisters, who immigrated from rural Ireland to Philadelphia in the 1920s to pursue the American Dream. Emily, a Stanford University Graduate, began working on her novel while in school. Featured in high-ranking publications such as Cronkite News and The Stanford Daily, this National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society honoree´s historical epic has caught the eye of Jeff Meade, Editor of irishphiladelphia.com who gave praise for her novel: ““Emily Schmidt does far more than capture the color and rhythm of her characters’ language. She penetrates deeply into what makes them tick.”

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Editor, two-time award-winning novelist and author of the epic fantasy book City of Snow and Stars, S.D. has been a constant presence in the world of author coaching, putting his money where his mouth is when he won the Global Book Award in Teen & Young Adult. S.D. is currently working on his second book in the trilogy, set to release in April 2023.

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Vincent Casciani

An emerging author and screenwriter who began writing Iberian Claim at age 12. Now, over eight years later, he writes, edits videos, and coaches authors professionally. Vincent has a fascination with history, international relations, and film. His heavily researched historical fiction novel helped him land a featured spot on the largest Medium platform The Writing Cooperative. Vincent also hosts the “Once Removed” podcast and currently works at Marvel Studios.