Continuing  Part 1 
Rick Wolff – host of The Sports Edge on WFAN Radio (NY) and Executive Editor of Grand Central Publishing


Marty Appel – baseball writer and public relations executive for the New York Yankees whose newest book, Pinstripe Empire, was released in May 2012.


Ayla Battistoni – relationship and intimacy educator; participant on Fifty Shades of Grey book panel


Natalie Charles – Harlequin Romantic Suspense author and winner of the 2011 Mills & Boon’s New Voices Competition


Kristen Cusato – former co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH News 8


Rosalyn Dischiavo, MA, EdD – founder of the Institute for Sexuality and participant on Fifty Shades panel


Carlos Eire – Yale professor whose memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana won the US Nat. Book Award


Tess Gerritsen – internationally bestselling author and creator of the Rizzoli & Isles series on TNT


Wick Griswold – University of Hartford professor and author of A History of the Connecticut River


Anita Hoffer, PhD, EdD – former Harvard professor and sexual coach; participant on Fifty Shades book panel


Roger LaFrancois- Former Major League player and real-life character in Dan Barry’s acclaimed novel, Bottom of the 33rd


Erika Marks – author of the acclaimed novel, Little Gale Gumbo, and new book, The Mermaid Collector


Mary McGarry Morris – author of Songs in Ordinary Time, an Oprah’s book selection made into a CBS movie


Chris Pagliuco – author of The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe, published by The History Press


Ronald Schouten, MD, JD – Harvard Medical School professor, attorney and author of Almost a Psychopath


Adam Sexton – Director of NYU Writing Program at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, author


Brian Trent– discussion leader for The Big Book Club Share, sponsored by CT Humanities


Laura Vianna – of Reading Group Choices, the leading developer of resources to enhance shared reading experiences


Anita August – author of Gut Bucket Blues and Director of Writing Programs at Sacred Heart University


Jeffrey Brown, PsyDDr. – Author of The Winners Brain and Think Positive for Great Health


Todd Civin – author of One Letter at a Time, the inspirational story of Team Hoyt


Kathy Czepiel – author of A Violet Season and creative writing teacher at Quinnipiac University


Franz Douskey – Pulitzer Prize nominated author of West of Midnight and Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years


Hallie Ephron – psychological suspense author whose novels have been adapted for Lifetime Movie Network


Leeza Gibbons – iconic American talk show host, author and philanthropist
Wendy Haggerty, MS, MFTWendy Haggerty – founder of Sex & Love Therapy; moderator of Fifty Shades of Grey book panel


Walt Hriniak – one of the most prominent batting coaches in the history of baseball with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox


Gwen Lawrence- yoga instructor for the NY Giants, NY Yankees, professional athletes and celebrities


Brad Meltzer – #1 bestselling author of political suspense novels and host of TV show, Decoded


Amy Newmark – Publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Tish RabeTish Rabe – bestselling children’s book author of The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series


Patricia Schultz – author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die with over 3 million copies in print in 25 languages


Joseph Shrand, MD – Harvard professor, doctor and author of Manage Your Stress J

Julia Usher – celebrated pastry chef, writer, stylist and author of Cookie Swap and Ultimate Cookies


Matthew Warshauer, PhD – author of Connecticut in the American Civil War and moderator of The History Press panel