Red Sky Presents: Where the Story is the Star…

Meet our authors: 

Julie Davis Canter, Author

Julie Davis Canter

Julie Davis Canter is the author of the new ebook series for children, Waddley Sees the World, which follows the travels of a young penguin named Waddley as he learns about geography and makes new friends around the world. A seasoned writer and editor, her first book, 365 Ways to Say Let’s Be Friends, was published when she was just 16.


Laurie Hyman, author

Laurie Hyman

Laurie Saperstein Hyman was born and raised in New York City. She currently lives in Manhattan and spends time with her husband, Micky, and her two cats Maggie & Lily, at their country home in Mahopac, NY.


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Charlene Keel

Charlene Keel’s first success in publishing was with a short story in Teen Magazine when she was in her early twenties. She went on to write over a dozen novels and how-to books as well as multiple episodes of popular TV shows. She has also written screen adaptations of novels, including Patricia Hagan’s Love and War, Rebecca Brandewyne’s The Jacaranda Tree and Peggy Webb’s Where Dolphins Go. Most recently, Keel co-authored The Congressman’s Wife, the first book in a new women’s fiction trilogy.  She also co-authored The Tracks, a YA supernatural trilogy, for HCI Books. Shadow Train, the final installment, won a Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Keel’s TV credits include multiple episodes of Fantasy Island and Days Of Our Lives, and her Dell book, Rituals, was the basis for the first made-for-syndication soap opera. She also scripted the pilot for Romance Theatre and produced (for Romantic Times Magazine) the first annual Mr. Romance Cover Model Pageant, which became the model for Oxygen’s Mr. Romance.

Keel has also worked as editor and managing editor for a few international magazines, and she ghostwrites books and screenplays for celebrities, doctors, corporate moguls and anyone who has an interesting story to tell.


Nikki Mark, author

Nikki Mark

Nikki Mark is a working mom who is an executive at a large hospitality, real estate and lifestyle company. A few years ago, her then 4-year-old son starting asking her why she had to go to work, so she began searching for a picture book to help him understand. When she couldn’t find one, she decided to write it herself and the MightyMom series was born. She was born and raised in Los Angeles where she currently lives with her husband and two sons. When she’s not working or writing new books, she’s on the soccer field helping to operate a local youth soccer club.



Taro Meyer

Taro Meyer is a Grammy, Parents’ Choice and Audie Award winning Audio Producer who has been producing and directing YA audiobooks for over 20 years, including The Princess Diaries Series, the All American Girl Series, The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisngr) and Judy Blume’s The Pain and the Great One, Here’s to You Rachel Robinson and Tiger Eyes among others.  She lives in New York City and Malibu California.


Harold R. Miller, author

Harold R. Miller

Hal Miller is an author of many talents. Many of his action-packed books, which are spiced with international intrigue, spies, and secret governmental agendas, rely on his experiences both as a private investigator as well as with the NSA.


Katherine Noll, author

Katherine Noll

Katherine Noll is the author of more than 50 books for children. She is currently working on “The Fat Fairy Tales,” her first series for adults. The first book in the series, “Mirror, Mirror,” was published in 2014. Katherine lives in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. While she writes she is kept company by her dog Jamie, a zany terrier-mix, and her cats Cosmo and Sabrina who help her out by walking on her keyboard.


David Saperstein, author

David Saperstein

David Saperstein is the author of the novel Cocoon, a New York TimesBestseller and Academy Award-winning film. In addition to the Cocoon trilogy and The Evil on Earth series, his novels include Fatal Reunion; A Christmas Visitor (for which he also wrote the Hallmark TV film), A Christmas Passage andA Christmas Gift. An early proponent of e-books, his novel Dark Again was the first full novel available via the Internet.


 John E. Schneider, author

John E. Schneider

Australian artist John E. Schneider grew up on a farm in the Fassifern Valley, Queensland where his weekends were filled with motor-bike rides around the Scenic Rim, jet-skiing on Moogerah Dam, and body-boarding on the Gold Coast. After leaving the farm behind, he embarked on his new career as an illustrator, bringing many original, artistic ideas to life. He is looking forward to amusing the world with other creative projects he is developing. He and his wife, Tammy have four children, who he considers his most valuable critics.


Tracey West, Author

Tracey West

Tracey West is the author of more than 200 children’s books, including the popular Pixie Tricks series, the Hiro’s Quest series, Pokémon chapter books,Club Penguin books, and the Perfectly Princess series (writing as Alyssa Crowne). She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, three stepkids, and a variety of small animals.



Charlie Most

Charlie Most was never content just passing through. He wanted to leave an indelible mark on this earth and provide an insight into the mystery surrounding life as we know it, an insight he found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Only by virtue of actually sighting a ghost ship off the Coast of Corolla, otherwise known as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic,” did he come to realize this was the story he needed to write. This is his first novel in a trilogy. He lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland with his fiancé and seven rescue dogs.



Peggy Webb

Peggy Webb is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 100 books. Dubbed a “comic genius” by her peers, the award-winning writer from Mississippi pens cozies, suspense and women’s fiction. Peggy enjoys singing in her church choir, gardening and belting out blues on her piano. The former adjunct instructor of writing at MSU also writes literary fiction under the pen name Elaine Hussey and is acclaimed by critics as “one of the Southern literary greats.”


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J. Gabriel Gates

Since receiving his bachelor’s degree in theater from Florida State University, J. Gabriel Gates has acted in a dozen national TV commercials. He is an alum of Spalding University’s MFA in writing program, a dad, and a city council representative in his small Michigan town. He also experiments with live storytelling and has appeared on stage at The Moth.


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Paul Sangillo

Specializing in corporate, environmental, health, safety and security issues, Paul Sangillo has been practicing law since 1997. Working for private companies and law firms, he oversees a wide range of litigation, real estate and transactional matters, and he has handled many high profile cases including projects for the Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation, and the Newark Housing Authority. He also worked as Assistant General Counsel for the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office. In 2008 the New Jersey Law Journal named Paul to its list of Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40. Paul lives in New Jersey with his beautiful wife Alexandra and enchanting daughter Francesca.

The Golden Prison is Paul’s first novel, which he decided to write because of the fascinating stories and characters he encountered early in his career. Juggling his work and his writing wasn’t easy but he has found creating fiction a welcome departure from the rigors of a busy law firm practice. He’s planning a sequel to The Golden Prison.




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