Meet Our Non-Fiction Authors
Meet Our Non-Fiction Authors
Meet Our Non-Fiction Authors
The Seymour Agency is constantly inspired by our non-fiction authors and their work. We have authors who write in all sorts of genres, from informative "How-to-Do" guides, delicious and motivating cookbooks to thought-provoking memoirs.
Our Non-Fiction Authors
Our Non-Fiction Authors
Stephanie has a strong record of award-nominated television, having executive produced the Emmy-nominated special “National Puerto Rican Day Parade” for NBC, Emmy-nominated “Annual New York Magazine Show” in Studio 8H (SNL) for NBC, and NBC syndicated show “Hispanics Today.’”
Stephanie produced and directed the Premio Lo Nuestro nominated video, “Tu Amor,” for merengue queen Olga Tanon, produced Julio Iglesias’ “Baila Morena,” and directed the Telly-Award winning Celine Dion video, “Sola Otra Vez.”
Stephanie first delivered ground-breaking television to US Latinos with Latin Access, the first nationally syndicated entertainment program focusing on Latin content in an English format. She helped to clear the NBC O&O’s herself and sell advertising in order to get the show on the air.
Arnold sat on the Florida Chapter of NARAS (National Recording Academy: Grammys) and the national board of LARAS (Latin Recording Academy).
After 27 years creating and directing TV shows, music videos and documentaries. She left the producing business in 2009 after meeting the love of her life. From that point on, the only thing she wanted to produce was a family.
It was during the birth of her second child that Stephanie suffered a rare condition called an amniotic fluid embolism and died on the operating table for 37 Seconds.
Her debut book, 37 Seconds has won multiple awards and has become a national and #1 Amazon bestseller. She has been invited by some of the most prestigious universities and media outlets to speak about her extraordinary experience helping to enlighten medical professionals and patient’s alike of her message: If you SENSE something, SAY something.
Tera is an inspirational speaker and Christian author. She writes about dealing with chronic pain, injury, and overcoming impossible obstacles. She has spoken across the world to athletic teams, schools, prisons, and conferences about the power of hope in overcoming impossible circumstances. Tera writes, hosts her podcast, and runs a retreat created for women in physical pain from her home in Bozeman, Montana.
Dinah Bucholz is the author of “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.” She taught English before working as a copyeditor for a book publisher. A passionate pie baker known for her fine desserts, Bucholz is now a full-time mother to her four children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Julie and David have been married for more than 33 years. They have four daughters, two of whom are biological and two adopted, and three grandchildren. They divide their time between suburban Washington, D.C. and Bethany Beach, Delaware. The Bulitt's were recently featured on ABC TV's Good Morning Washington and Fox TV's Good Day DC.
Julie Christiansen, MA
Julie Christiansen, MA
Julie Christiansen, MA, is an award-winning international public speaker, author, and psychotherapist. Julie developed the Anger Solutions method of anger resolution, and has authored several books about anger, stress, bullying and coping with crisis. She has a deep love for the written word, and she is passionate about helping to leverage people into radical, positive, lasting change through her writings. Known as “The Anger Lady”, She has appeared as an expert for various print, radio, and television media outlets. She has also consulted with various producers providing insight into their program content – including the Anderson Cooper Show, The Hunted, and Investigations Discovery. Julie is a two-time nominee finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards; she was the recipient of Niagara’s 40 Under 40 Award, and in 2015 received the Toastmasters Communication & Leadership Award. Her work in Anger Solutions coupled with her work in academia landed her on the list of the 40 Most Influential Forensic Psychologists. Julie has been married to her soul mate Stevan for more than 30 years. They reside in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada with two of their three children and their toy poodle, Forrest Gump.
Dr. Simon Cleveland
Dr. Simon Cleveland
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simoncleveland/Dr. Simon Cleveland is faculty director and associate professor of the practice at Georgetown University. He has over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate and government leadership, higher education administration, project management, information systems, and technology management, having worked in various leadership roles for organizations such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, Accenture, America Online, Georgetown University, and City University of Seattle. Dr. Cleveland holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. in Project Management from The George Washington University, an M.A. in Leadership from City University of Seattle, and a B.S. in Management and Marketing from George Mason University. He is certified as a project management professional (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) expert, and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Dr. Cleveland is the author of over 45 peer-reviewed publications in journals and conferences, is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Kerzner Scholarship awarded by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, and is a Tropaia Award recipient for Outstanding Faculty at Georgetown University.
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Alexis Conason, Psy.D., CEDS-S
Alexis Conason, Psy.D., CEDS-S
Alexis Conason, PSY.D., CEDS-S, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist in private practice in New York City. Her group practice, Conason Psychological Services, specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder, disordered eating, body image concerns, and psychological issues related to bariatric weight loss surgery. She is the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a weight-inclusive online mindful eating program designed to help people stop dieting, eat more attuned with their body, and live more peaceful and pleasurable lives. She is the author of the book The Diet Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance (June 2021, North Atlantic Books). Dr. Conason is a fierce advocate for helping people recognize and question the societal norms that encourage feeling not good enough about themselves so they can stop fixating on shrinking their bodies and reclaim the space that they deserve in the world.
You can find her at www.drconason.com and on social media @theantidietplan.
Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a board certified clinical health psychologist. She has been in psychology practice since 1995 - specializing in anxiety, relationships, health behavior change, and all of those life events that drive us crazy. She is the author of Move on Motherf*cker: Live, Laugh, and Let Sh*t Go based on all that she has learned about the wild ride of life. Jodie lives in Fenton, Michigan with her husband, two sons, and the family treasure, Bacon - the dog prince.
Nadja Eriksson is a writer, editor, and co-author of the forthcoming book Awaken Your Big SHE - A Pleasurable Wake-Up Call for the Feminine Body. She's spent the past 20 years studying, training, and practicing personal development, spirituality, and conscious sexuality.
After years of nomadic living out of two suitcases, she now lives in Berlin, Germany, where she likes to read lots of books, walk along the canal, hang with girlfriends, and enjoy date-nights with her Swedish husband Daniel.
Annabelle Estrada is a Mexican American writer and poet from the desert city of El Paso. A former advertising and public relations professional, she now concentrates on increasing the visibility of Latinos, whether by writing picture books, establishing El Paso Day, or proposing changing the time frame of Hispanic Heritage Month in order for it to have greater impact. She's been a guest columnist for the online news publication El Paso Matters and has had poetry featured in The Ice Colony's Latinx Anthology. You can usually find her eating queso and listening to classic rock with her husband and daughter in Dallas.
Sharon Farber graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1983 with a BA in Sociology. She is a licensed massage therapist, healer, award-winning artist, medium, teacher, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts in Pine Meadow, CT. Farber is the author of Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication, Llewellyn Worldwide and Blackstone Audio, 2019.
Farber is a down-to-earth healer, medium, and teacher who specializes in training new to intermediate-level mediums. She chose to learn mediumship and offers support with an “if I can do it, so can you” attitude. She provides encouragement and guidance to those who didn’t even know it was possible to become a medium. Farber offers mediumship readings and demonstrations, mentorship, regular and online classes and circles, and retreats and classes throughout the US and Canada. She is willing to travel elsewhere; contact her if you want to host a class!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SharonFarberAuthorMedium/
Marcus Granderson is a podcaster, speaker, and writer based in New York City, originally from Canton, Michigan. A 2018 cum laude graduate of Harvard, Marcus created his own interdisciplinary degree curriculum, concentrating on the intersection of rhetoric and oratory. His written work has been featured in Blavity, Medium’s The Start Up, and Eden Magazine. And his debut literary collection, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy, was released in September 2019.
Melissa Guida-Richardsis an author, adoptee, and advocate based in Pennsylvania. Her latest book, What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption, will be out on October 5th, but is currently available for preorder anywhere books are sold. She was adopted in 1993 from Colombia to a family in the USA. Her viral essay, "My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me for 19 Years," was published in Huffington Post in April 2019. She soon launched the Adoptee Thoughts Instagram and Podcast to help elevate adoptee voices and educate adoptive parents on the nuances and complexity of adoption.
Guida-Richards graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2015 and published her first book Bedtime, The Ultimate Battle in January 2020. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Zora by Medium, Electric Lit, and more. She has been on podcasts such as NPR's Code Switch, BBC Radio 4, The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, and Do the Work, and has appeared on panels such as We the Experts: Adoptee Speaker Series. Guida-Richards is also a contributing editor at The Everymom.
Erin Brown Hollis
Erin Brown Hollis
As a wife and mother to two young daughters, Erin is acutely familiar with the pressures faced by women today. Her daughters fuel her passion to reach women with the message of joy in finding fulfillment in Christ alone. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Samford University (2006) and a Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law (MCSOL).
When she graduated from MCSOL in 2010, she went to work for Maynard, Cooper & Gale for 3 years. She conducted extensive research and brief drafting. Erin subsequently joined another firm where her research and writing were used in a brief submitted to the Alabama Supreme Court.
In 2015, Erin’s lifelong love for writing led her to create a lifestyle website entitled, “Rising and Shining.” She spends her days sharing content with readers geared toward empowering them to find fulfillment in Christ alone.
Erin Skye Kelly
Erin Skye Kelly
Hi! I’m Erin Skye Kelly and I teach people how to transform their lives through their relationships to money and each other, while having fun in the process.
Remember when you were first learning to ride a bike? Did you master it perfectly on your first try?
If you are anything like me, you hit a few curbs and banged your crotch on the bar before acquiring some bruises and road rash. Maybe you cried. Maybe you quit for a while. But eventually you got back on that bike, and figured out all the little nuances like where to look and how to steer and how to get momentum, and eventually you could do it without thinking.
I do not know why we expect ourselves to hit adulthood and master our money immediately. But so many of us attempt a budget, get frustrated or hurt, and quit. Then we declare ourselves incompetent and spend a lifetime in financial stress.
Listen, maybe you are financially out-of-shape. Maybe you are scared. Maybe life threw you a giant curb and you have had a massive wipeout and you are still feeling a little tender.
It’s not going to be perfect. We might even errrr...bang a few crotches along the way. (You know what I mean!) But I know that some day in the not-so-distant future you will be completely consumer debt free and on your way to building wealth like the thousands of people I have helped who have paid off millions of dollars in consumer debt.
I know you can do this, and I am cheering you on. It’s time to take off the training wheels.
USA Today best-selling author, Stephanie Laska, lost 140 pounds, roughly half her body weight -- HOW CRAZY IS THAT? She shares how breaking the rules of traditional dieting helped her achieve long-term success in her laugh out loud (and sometimes cry) book series: DIRTY, LAZY, KETO.
DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Get Started Losing Weight While Breaking the Rules: How I Lost 140 Pounds, and You Can Too! (St. Martin Essential’s, 2020)
The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook: Bend the Rules to Lose the Weight! (Simon & Schuster, 2020)
The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Dirt Cheap Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time! (Simon & Schuster, 2020)
The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO No Time to Cook Cookbook: 30 Minutes or Less (Simon & Schuster, 2021)
Expect humor, honesty, and inspiration from Stephanie Laska. Her mission is to help as many people as possible fight obesity, one carb at a time!
Stephanie’s honest sass and fresh approach to the keto diet have been featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show and in articles by FOX News, US News & World Report, New York Post, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo News, First for Women Magazine, Muscle and Fitness: Hers, Keto for You, and Costco Connection Magazine.
John Lemmon is the author of “Beer Makes Everything Better Cookbook.” He is a beer brewer, hop grower, and former bartender. He lives in the craft beer resurgent city of Dayton, Ohio with his wife, Jessica, a published romance author, and their rescue dog.
With a family history of brewing, John walks in the footsteps of his great, great Grandpa Johann “John” Grimm. His grandpa was a brew master for 32 years before prohibition put his company out of business. When John is not visiting happy hours with friends or brewing one of his beers, he likes to play golf and ride his bike.
Angela LoMenzo grew up in an interfaith and multicultural environment with a family of artists, musicians, and even an Academy Award-winning grandfather. Her grandmother was a trailblazer for women’s rights and a constant inspiration to her. The exposure to so many different viewpoints and cultures as a child is where she developed her core values of unity, equality, and the belief that we are all interconnected as one. She practices daily meditation and is an animal advocate who is fiercely passionate about women’s issues and human rights. In 1993 she married her soul mate, veteran bassist James LoMenzo.
Spending almost her entire adult life as a member of this enormous community of uniquely talented artists has kept her firmly rooted in a creative lifestyle. She is currently the creative director and makeup artist at Monster House Productions, the video/music production company she started with her husband James LoMenzo in 2012. Angela lives in her native Los Angeles with James, their daughter Zoe Rose, and two rescue pups. Her debut book, Tribe of the New Bohemian Woman: Life Stories to Ignite your Creative Power is a March 2021 release from Wyatt-MacKenzie. (Represented by Tina Wainscott)
Janeen Mason is a noted author/illustrator, artist, curator, speaker and arts advocate based on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where she has curated over 50 exhibitions since joining the Lighthouse ArtCenter in 2016; twelve of those have been satellite exhibits for the State of Florida’s official galleries in Tallahassee. As an avid champion for the arts, Janeen has served in appointed positions under three governors, advising on matters regarding arts and culture as the Vice Chair for Florida Council on Arts and Culture. She is the current chairman of Citizens for Florida Arts, appointed by the Secretary of State.
Janeen’s has published seventeen children’s books that have garnered ten industry awards and won the affection of families, libraries, schools, and booksellers nationwide. Her fine art is held in the permanent collections of universities, Fortune 500 companies, and noted private individuals. She has been featured in solo exhibits at galleries and museums throughout Florida.
Jennifer S. Miller M.Ed.
Jennifer S. Miller M.Ed.
For more than 20 years, Jennifer Miller has worked with educators and families to help them become more effective with children through social and emotional learning (SEL). She is author and illustrator of the blog, Confident Parents and Confident Kids, with more than 22,000 followers in 152 countries across the world.
Her book, “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence In Ourselves and Our Kids,” was released on November 5, 2019. She serves as a regular expert contributor to the Webby award-winning site, NBC Universal’s Parent Toolkit. She writes and offers expertise for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Parent Magazine, and Edutopia.
She serves on the Tauck Family Foundation’s Advisory Committee along members from Child Trends, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Harvard’s School of Education. She consults with schools, conducts research, and creates tools on parenting and SEL with partners at the University of Pittsburgh, Montana State University, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
She has a master’s degree in instructional leadership with a focus on social and emotional development. Jennifer lives with her husband and 11-year-old son in Columbus, Ohio.
At 335 pounds, Sue Reynolds couldn't walk a block, fit in a restaurant booth, or even tie her own shoes. After failing one diet after another, she tried to lose weight one more time, but this time she had a secret daydream - to finish a triathlon.
That secret daydream gave purpose to her dieting and exercise, and she lost 200 pounds, finished her first triathlon, and fell in love with swimming, biking, and running. Along the way, she discovered an athlete and competitive spirit had been hiding inside her morbidly obese body.
Four years after completing her first triathlon near last place, Sue finished sixth in the world (and first American) at the Triathlon World Championship! She conquered fear and pride to find that the best version of herself had been there all along. Sue embodies a spirit of hope and a belief that we all have the power to transform our lives and the world around us.
Sue is the author of The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith. She hopes the book will inspire others to begin their own journeys - whatever those journeys may be. Sue also provides motivational speeches for associations, corporations, athletic groups, educational groups, and faith-based events across the country.
A'ndrea Reiter (Los Angeles, California) is a certified Reiki master and intuitive fertility coach specializing in a mind-body approach to fertility. She uses a combination of reiki, intuition, and mindset coaching to move women through the emotional and physical blocks, which impede them from conceiving naturally. Her first book is “How to Get Pregnant Even When You've Tried Everything—a Mind-Body Guide to Fertility” (Llewellyn Publishing).
Represented by Tina Wainscott.
With an eye towards the future, but steeped in wisdom from 40 years of practicing yoga Stephanie Spence is a Yoga Educator, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Activist, and Creative Leader. Based in Coronado, California Stephanie is a trail blazer with an inspiring and empowering approach to self-inquiry and personal development. Stephanie is committed to helping ignite the desire for others to create a life of health and joy for themselves. Connect with her via her award-winning website, StephanieSpence.com or @Stephanieyogini. Her book “Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On And Off Your Mat”, Nautilus Book Awards Winner, is available wherever fine books are sold.
Website: StephanieSpence.com and @Stephanieyogini
RJ Spina is true metaphysical teacher, channel, and renowned healer who authentically and verifiably healed himself from permanent chest-down paralysis and severe chronic illness. His first book is due in the fall of 2021 (Llewellyn Worldwide) that captures the revolutionary high-frequency healing and self-realization technique he invented to overcome his permanent paralysis. The book also highlights some truly amazing client stories who overcame severe, life-long and sometimes potentially fatal health issues through RJ’s healing work. He currently teaches meditation, higher consciousness metaphysics and performs healings all over the globe. RJ is currently working on an online course to go with his ground-breaking first book.
He often interacts with his 25,000+ followers on Instagram where he provides daily higher consciousness quotes, insights and answers questions https://www.instagram.com/ascendthefrequencies/
You can see videos of RJ un-paralyzing himself, client videos and testimonials, or book a session with RJ through his website www.ascendthefrequencies.com
Represented by Tina Wainscott
Jenny Lee Sulpizio
Jenny Lee Sulpizio
Jenny is the author of “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe.” She is a self-proclaimed (and slightly crazed) Wonder Woman wannabe herself.
She is a Christian wife and mother to three amazing kiddos. After hanging up her star-spangled bloomers (and that restrictive red corset) a few years back, she now spends most of her spare time dishing out the latest in tips, hints, and practical advice to help guide other mommies through the trenches of motherhood.
And when she isn't cooking, cleaning, or attempting to raise her kids right (as in manner-possessing, respectful, God-loving little tikes), Jenny can usually be found writing about it instead. She resides in Boise, Idaho.
Caroline Vazzana is a fashion editor, stylist, influencer, and the author and founder of "Making it in Manhattan." She began writing "Making it in Manhattan" back in 2015 while working at InStyle magazine, and subsequently launched her brand as one of New York City's most colorful influencers. Sharing her tips & tricks and shedding light on the industry to the future fashion generation.
Aside from running MakingManhattan.com, Vazzana is also involved in a wide range of social media brand collaborations and campaigns where she's able to lend her unique eye, voice, style, and message to a multitude of brands. She has styled celebrities for various red-carpet events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, The Tony Awards, and Comicon. Vazzana has also been featured for her unique sense of style on sites such as VOGUE, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair.
Vazzana is often referred to as a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw and was recently featured as the face of Patricia Field's new Carrie 2.0 necklace.
For more fun in NYC, follow along with Caroline at @cvazzana and at MakingManhattan.com.
Rachael Wolff is the creator and facilitator of the 35-Day A BETTER ME BOOT CAMP and the 90-DAY A BETTER ME SERIES. She graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in anthropology. She received her degree with an Excellence in Human Development award.
She used her years of experience in personal development and education to fulfill her life’s purpose to become a transformational coach. Her goal is to inspire individuals to make great changes in the world by becoming their best selves.
Her book, “LETTERS FROM A BETTER ME: HOW BECOMING AN EMPOWERED WOMAN TRANSFORMS THE WORLD” came out last February 15, 2020. It is published by Mango Publishing.
Kimberly Wright is the author of “Believing Out Loud” and “Bedtime Thoughts for the Christian Mom.” She was named the 2009 National Young Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. Kimberly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma.
She travels across the US to speak at women's church retreats and conferences. She shares funny and encouraging stories of hope and God's endless grace. Kimberly and her husband, John, have four children. The couple make Overland Park, Kansas their home.
Believing Out Loud Ministry, Kimberly Wright
Nordine Zouareg is the founder of Executive InnerFitness®, which for the past decade has helped thousands of overworked US Corporate Executives find work-life balance.
As a former two-time Mr. Universe champion, an internationally acclaimed high-performance coach, wellness-expert and author of Mind Over Body (Grand Central Publishing, 2007), and InnerFitness (Skyhorse Publishing, 2020), Nordine has made it his mission to provide effective and proven methods for maintaining both emotional and physical fitness.
He has spent years understanding the unique pressures and stresses of working in high-performance fields and has used his knowledge to help people tap into their ability for peak performance and ward off stress and emotional chaos.
Nordine is a sought-after speaker. He regularly speaks on the topic of fitness, mindfulness, and emotional clarity at international and national conferences. As the Fitness Director at Miraval Life in Balance Spa, he applied his Mindful Fitness approach which was instrumental in making Miraval become rated the #1 Spa by Conde Nast Traveler, the #1 destination spa by Travel and Leisure, and the top spa in American by Zagat.
He also worked as a personal fitness coach to celebrities like Oprah, Sugar Ray Leonard, Charlie Sheen, and Barbara Streisand to name a few.