Hello Red Roomers! This week I’m excited to introduce a group of terrific, diverse, and talented writers who have chosen to make a home on Red Room. Please visit them, encourage them to blog, and make them feel welcome.
Chris Baty is the founder of National Novel writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. Founded in 1999, participants have thirty days to complete a novel of fifty thousand words, with an emphasis on quantity over quality. While only twenty-one people participated in 1999, this year NaNoWriMo is expecting more than 100,000 pens to hit paper on November 1st. Red Room is excited to be partnering with NaNoWriMo for the month of November by encouraging all Red Roomers to participate — and enter our contest!
Stephanie Golden has written or co-written eight books on subjects ranging from health and wellness to the image of the outcast woman in society. Most recently, she is the author of Slaying the Mermaid, a book about women and self-sacrifice, built around the image of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. She is a professional collaborator, ghost writer, and journalist.
Joe Hutsko is a high-tech journalist whose has written for such journals as The New York Times, Salon.com, Fortune, Wired, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and others. He spent his early 20s working for Apple Computer, mostly as an advisor to John Sculley, who was then wresting control of the company from Steve Jobs. His first novel, The Deal, is clearly a rerun of that celebrated corporate fracas. He has recently started a green gadget blog for The New York Times.
David Nour is the author of Relationship Economics and The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital (2009), as well as a senior management advisor, and a featured speaker for corporate, association and academic forums. A native of Iran, David came to the U.S. with a suitcase, $100.00, limited family ties and no fluency in English. He has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as Entrepreneur and Success magazines.
Michael Ruhlman has been a freelance journalist and writer for more than fifteen years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Gourmet, Saveur, and Food Arts. His most recent book is The Elements of Cooking, an opinionated food glossary modeled after Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. He has co-authored four cookbooks with two of the country's leading chefs, including The French Laundry Cookbook with Thomas Keller. Most recently he conceived and wrote Charcuterie with chef Brian Polcyn, which explores his passion for charcuterie, the pig, animal fat, and salt.
Pavel Somov, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Eating the Moment, which offers 141 mindfulness activities “to help you listen to your body, understand why you're eating, and control your cravings if you're eating out of habit or because of your emotions.” He has successfully used similar mindfulness-based interventions with substance abusers in recovery. Somov emigrated from Russia at the age of twenty-one and became a US citizen in 1996.
As always, I am amazed at the breadth of experience and expertise these authors bring to the Red Room community. It’s always an enlightening experience to learn about the great work these authors are doing, and I look forward to seeing them as active participants in the Red Room Community.
–Max Sindell, Author Liaison and Community Coordinator